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  • Harry Reid and his staff might want to confer about Reid’s position on the abortion issue. According to John McCormack, they don’t seem to be on the right page unless the term “pro-life” is completely bereft of meaning.
  • Wesley Smith notes legislation in CA which could force medical personnel to share information with patients regarding abortion:
    SB 374 in CA…would make it a crime not to provide patients with information about the legality or availability of abortion and… could also be grounds for stripping the doctor or nurse practitioner of their license to practice. Worse, if the professional has a conscience objection, he or she must still participate in ensuring that the patient receives detailed information about deciding whether or not to have an abortion….

  • Michael Hiltzik has an editorial in the LA Times citing the numerous problems plaguing CA’s ESCR agency created by Prop. 71:
    With the change of administrations in Washington and the deterioration in the state’s fiscal health, the time has come for a fundamental rethinking of the stem cell program. The debate over its future has to take place in the context of the state’s overall needs, not merely among a small group of self-interested board members.
    Prop. 71 endowed the program with what looked like an embarrassment of riches. The danger is that, without better oversight and broader debate about its policies and goals, it will become simply an embarrassment.

  • Press TV reports how pro-lifers in Spain rallied en masse against plans to liberalize the nation’s abortion laws.