by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat
- At National Review, Michael New reports that despite the Rasmussen poll which supposedly showed an increase in pro-choice sentiment following the November election, nothing really changed from their previous April poll:
Rasmussen’s April survey also showed that likely voters were more likely to describe themselves as “pro-choice” rather than” pro-life,” by a 51–40 margin. In short, the “war on women” rhetoric and the statements by Akin and Mourdock only resulted in a three-percentage-point gain in “pro-choice” sentiment — a difference that falls within the poll’s margin of error….
[Th]e Democrats’ emphasis on abortion and contraception… likely succeeded in increasing turnout among pro-choice voters. It also likely made pro-choice voters more likely to cast their vote based on the abortion issue. However, the results of the Rasmussen survey provide little evidence that this fall’s election cycle substantially shifted public opinion in favor of legal abortion.
- In the UK, the Daily Mail reports that doctors are asking a judge to allow them to abort the child of a mentally impaired women. They claim the woman’s pregnancy combined with her sickle-cell disease is threatening her life.
- A Tennessee woman has been arrested for a DUI-child endangerment. The child being endangered was her unborn child.
Maria Guerra was driving in a car by herself when she crashed on I-240 Sunday morning just south of Walnut Grove. Her blood alcohol content was only half the legal limit, yet, she is charged with DUI-child endangerment with a child under 18 because she told an officer she is four months pregnant.
Memphis police say Guerra smelled of alcohol, was unsteady on her feet, and had bloodshot eyes.
- A New York Times article on pregnancy centers ends with this:
Amanda Hall met Care Net’s definition of “abortion-vulnerable.” Twenty-five, pregnant with her second child, her husband in jail, she was facing eviction.
Although uncomfortable about abortion, she checked “undecided,” saying, “I can’t support two kids.”
Care Net let her stay in a house Ms. McGregor owns, found her a job, negotiated debt payment plans, offered Bible study and other classes. She gave birth in March.
“Everybody here,” she said, was “like a different family.”