by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat

  • Texas’ Women’s Health Program doesn’t need to fund abortion providers and their affiliates now that the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has denied an appeal to reconsider their early decision. Planned Parenthood’s lawyers apparently can’t understand that no one is taking away their free speech rights if a state chooses not to fund abortion providers:
    In a statement issued Thursday, Gov. Rick Perry said Texas will immediately “defund” the health organization’s affiliates. “Today’s ruling affirms yet again that in Texas the Women’s Health Program has no obligation to fund Planned Parenthood and other organizations that perform or promote abortion. In Texas we choose life, and we will immediately begin defunding all abortion affiliates to honor and uphold that choice.”

  • President Obama has lied so many times about Planned Parenthood providing mammograms (the latest this week on the Tonight Show) that even the liberal Washington Post is fact checking him on it:
    The problem here is that Planned Parenthood does not perform mammograms or even possess the necessary equipment to do so. As such, the organization certainly does not “provide” mammograms in the strict sense.
  • Louisiana authorities have arrested a man who allegedly cut his child out of his pregnant wife’s womb. The wife is in critical condition and the child died:
    Deputies continued to interview people at the home in Walker a day after they arrested Jeffrey Reynolds, 31. He is accused of slashing his wife’s throat and cutting their unborn child out of her abdomen with a kitchen knife. Deputies found the baby dead inside the home with a large laceration to the head.Paula Reynolds, 28, was seven and a half months pregnant. At last check, she was in critical condition.
  • A woman named Rebecca Edmonds is suing the Air Force after her scholarship was revoked because she was pregnant. The Air Force has policy which prohibits single parents from enlisting:
    Edmonds said she asked the officer who informed her that she was being ejected from the Air Force, “Had I terminated the pregnancy before my commissioning, would I have been able to commission at that point?” And, according to Edmonds, “He said, ‘Well. Technically, yes.’ That was the hardest part of all of this. Someone telling me to my face that had I gotten an abortion, then I would be eligible for service.”

[Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters, via WashPo]

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