by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat
- A Wisconsin man has been charged with stalking after he allegedly threatened to kill his lover if she didn’t have an abortion.
True Xiong, 46, demanded she undergo the procedure when she learned she was pregnant with his child in July, according to the complaint filed Monday in La Crosse County Circuit Court.
She refused, and Xiong continued with his threats to kill her and the child, sometimes calling her two or three times a day. Xiong said he
tampered with her car and rotated her bed, an action in Hmong culture meant to bring bad luck to the woman and her child, according to the complaint.
Xiong, who is married, threatened the woman in person when he could no longer reach her by phone.
- A teacher who was fired by a Christian college after becoming pregnant is suing her former employer:
Teri James, 29, told the news outlet that she did sign a two-page contract with San Diego Christian College that included a provision agreeing not to engage in “sexually immoral behavior including premarital sex.”
“I needed a job in this economy and so I never thought that anything would happen,” James explained to “Today.”
But James said she was humiliated after being pulled into her supervisor’s office last fall, where she was asked if she was pregnant and then was let go. After James lost her job, she claims the school offered a position to her now-husband, even though they were aware he’d had sex before getting married, too.
- Planned Parenthood representatives testified against legislation meant to curtail Alaska’s taxpayer-funded abortions.
Alaska’s Supreme Court has ruled to allow taxpayer-funded abortions in “medically necessary” cases, going on to define “medically necessary” so broadly that anything could be considered “medically necessary.” Last year, Medicaid paid for about 1/3 of Alaska’s abortions.
One of PP’s arguments was that limiting taxpayer-funded abortions would be dangerous for women and would “put their health at risk.” They provided no evidence that states which have banned tax-funded abortions are more dangerous places to obtain abortions. Another argument was that the government should stay out of abortion decisions (an odd argument to make when you want the government to pay for abortions).
The testimony by the Planned Parenthood reps is great evidence that PP considers any abortion “medically necessary” if a woman wants one.