by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat
- Free of Kathleen Sebelius’ veto, the Kansas legislature is passing pro-life bill after pro-life bill. This one will require that abortion clinics be inspected at least twice a year, one of the visits being unannounced. It also includes RU-486 abortion regulations.
- It looks like an OH Planned Parenthood paid up to settle a lawsuit in which they failed to notify parents about a 14-year-old’s abortion. They allowed the girl’s 21-year-old soccer coach (who was the father of the child) to give consent:
Chief Executive Becki Brenner of the southwest Ohio region Planned Parenthood and Steven Aden, a lawyer for the family, said Wednesday the case has been “resolved and dismissed.” Aden says it was dismissed April 15 in Hamilton County, but that he cannot characterize the settlement because of a confidentiality order.
The suit claimed the clinic broke the law by not informing the girl of risks and alternatives, failing to get parental consent and not reporting suspected child abuse.
- A former band teacher was arrested after the student he had an affair with published the story of their affair in her college newspaper. The teacher also took her to get an abortion:
“The sound of the vacuum still rings in my ears almost three years later,” she wrote. “He had taken me to Greensboro because he was scared of someone from school or anyone catching us together at the abortion clinic – didn’t want anyone ‘getting the wrong idea.’”
The teacher, Terry Lamar Jones [pictured left], now 28, turned himself in on Monday and was charged with 64 felony counts of sex with a student, each one punishable by 15 months in prison. He was jailed on $500,000 bail.
[Photo via The Daily Mail]