by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat

  • Paul Ryan will be the keynote speaker at the SBA List’s dinner in April.
  • At National Review, Michael New points out the statistical flaws and faulty assumptions in a recent New York Times op-ed (written by a pro-lifer) on the supposed need for pro-lifers to become more contraceptive- and Title X-friendly.
  • The New York Times has an article on an abortion hotline in Chile which is straddling the law in a country where abortion is illegal:

    In a country where abortion is entirely illegal, even in cases of rape or when a woman’s life is in danger, the hotline is a risky endeavor. Operating in a legal gray area, volunteers face a daunting prison sentence if a conversation veers too far from a lawyer-approved script. The hotline already has had three lawsuits brought against it, though all were eventually dropped.

  • Oregon businessman Mike Fink, who was angry with pro-lifers for protesting outside a Portland Planned Parenthood located next to his businesses, has organized a pro-abortion counter-protest:

    The anti-abortion protesters held large full-color signs which they say depict aborted fetuses, while other protesters loudly recited religious admonitions against abortion.

    That was largely drowned out by the group gathered in front of Guitar Grave and Mike’s Restaurant, Fink’s businesses, who chanted slogans like “Abortion is health care and health care is a right.” Fink used social media to rally support and offered free sandwiches and coffee to the counter-protesters.

    The video shows some graphic images and includes comments by an abortion proponent who thinks pro-life protests violate a woman’s right to have an abortion: