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  • FactCheck.org notes that pro-life groups had good reason to be concerned with abortion being covered in high risk pools:
  • We can see what caused abortion opponents to be concerned. An official solicitation issued by the PA Insurance Department specified that abortions “will” be covered if they are legal under PA law. And according to news reports, a similar document in NM listed “elective” abortions under “covered services.”,,,

    State and federal officials have since scrambled to clarify their intentions. PA officials issued a statement on July 15 saying that for any abortions performed because of reasons other than rape, incest or a threat to the mother’s life, women “will have to pay for them out their own pocket.” And NM backed down just as quickly, issuing a July 15 statement saying “elective abortion is not and has never been intended to be a benefit.”

  • The legalization of abortion could be debated in Argentina next year.
  • Research in New Zealand has found that women wait an average of nearly a month to have abortions.
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  • Cassy Fiano responds to a post at Feministing in which author Chloe attacks Nick Cannon (pictured left with wife Mariah Carey) and his “Can I Live” music video:
  • Chloe at Feministing found this video, and proceeded to blast it as “anti-woman,” and cruelly mocked it, sneering that his mother chose life and ended up with a “C-grade celebrity.” I guess if babies don’t grow up to become A-list celebrities, then they aren’t worth the hassle – in Chloe’s world….
    … Is it about the level of celebrity for her? I’m pretty sure that Cannon’s mother doesn’t love her son just because he’s a celebrity, and the point Cannon makes is a good one, whether a parent is considering an abortion or not. All parents wonder what their child will grow up to be, and how far they might go in life. And while Nick Cannon might indeed be a C-grade celebrity, he’s still more well-known than Chloe is, so does she really have much room to be sneering at him for his lack of fame?
    And, believe it or not, even babies destined to grow up to be C-grade celebrities deserve a chance to live.

    View Cannon’s video below:

    [Carey/Cannon photo via Peacefmonline.com]

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