by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat

  • India’s FDA is cracking down on the illegal distribution of abortion drugs in an effort to stop sex selection abortions. This crackdown has led some chemists to stop stocking the pills entirely:

    Gynaecologists in the city claim that following a crackdown by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on illegal sale of abortion pills to curb sex-selective abortions, chemists are reluctant to stock the pills, especially those prescribed to terminate a second trimester (between 12 and 20 weeks) pregnancy. The sex of a foetus can be determined during the second trimester.

  • Ohio pro-lifers (including Stand True’s Bryan Kemper) are suing Sinclair Community College after the campus police forced them to take down a banner and lower their signs.

  • An Indiana pro-lifer has pointed out to the Justice Department how the Fort Wayne abortion clinic doesn’t adhere to the Americans With Disabilities Act:

    The executive director of Allen County Right to Life today filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice against the Fort Wayne Women’s Health Organization, alleging that the clinic at 2210 Inwood Drive does not provide handicapped parking spaces or a ramp for wheelchair access – an omission [Cathie] Humbarger says could endanger women who have just undergone surgery there.

    The Right to Life Office moved to 2126 Inwood a year ago, and Humbarger said that she has seen “women leaving (the clinic) in apparent discomfort. Moreover, these women were unable to walk unassisted – apparently as the result of having undergone an abortion. These women had to walk down steps and across a parking lot to their vehicles. On each occasion, these women were being physically held up by a (clinic) employee and/or an unidentified person.

  • Also in Indiana, a Medicaid official claims the state’s attempt to defund Planned Parenthood runs contrary to federal requirements:

    Hearing officer Benjamin Cohen wrote that the Indiana law violated the federal requirement that individuals must have the freedom to obtain care from any qualified provider. Restricting that choice just because a care provider also offers non-covered care isn’t allowed, he wrote.

    Indiana asked the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago last August to lift U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt’s June 24, 2011, preliminary injunction blocking parts of the abortion law. The court has not yet ruled.

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