by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat

  • A 20-year-old college student is suing Houston Texans running back Arian Foster, claiming he is pressuring her to have an abortion:

    Norwood said everything changed when she told Foster she was pregnant and wanted to keep the baby.

    “He’s like, ‘You can’t have this, you can’t have this kid, like, we cannot bring a child into this, like, think about my kids,'” Norwood said.

    She said Foster began sending text messages urging her to end the pregnancy.

    “You just can’t bring a life into this world under these circumstances. It’s not fair to anyone. It’s not just about you,” read one message, according to Norwood.

  • The Atlantic, in a piece on abortion clinics in Texas and its pro-life laws, mentions this tidbit:

    I discovered a similar problem when reporting on reproductive laws in Texas. Though countless abortion clinics and providers made themselves available to me, they could not put me in touch with a single woman who has so far been impacted by the new law. Even Susan, though she squeaked in just before the deadline, was ultimately able to terminate her pregnancy.

    When I asked roughly a dozen pro-choice groups for examples of patients who had suffered under the law, they responded either that nobody wanted to come forward out of privacy concerns, or that itís hard to know when someone isnít able to do something.

  • Pro-choice groups in Michigan canít get their act together. Thatís good news for the unborn:

    Reproductive rights groups opposed to Michigan’s new abortion insurance law will not seek to overturn it at the ballot box in 2014.

    The ACLU of Michigan, along with state chapters of Planned Parenthood and the National Organization of Women, had been considering a referendum to repeal the law, which prohibits insurers from covering most abortions unless a woman or her employer has purchased an additional rider in advance.

    “The timing is just not right for a referendum or initiative at this point,” Rana Elmir, deputy director for the ACLU of Michigan, said Tuesday.

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