by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat

  • This is a great paragraph in the Washington Post’s GovBeat blog regarding which states have the highest and lowest abortion rates:

    The highest abortion rates recorded were in New York, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Delaware and New Jersey, with 27 to 34 abortions per thousand women ages 15 to 44. Wyoming, Mississippi, South Dakota, Kentucky and Missouri had the lowest, at one to five per thousand.

  • A local Arkansas TV station has a story on a pro-life billboard and a woman who chose life for her unborn child.
  • In Pennsylvania, a woman has been charged with “a felony count of medical consultation and judgment” after getting abortion drugs online and giving them to her teen daughter:

    On Feb. 6, 2012, her daughter was transported to the Geisinger Medical Center emergency room with severe abdominal pain. Medical records obtained by police stated she was “treated for an incomplete abortion and a urinary tract infection.”


  • At The Nation, Michelle Goldberg writes about the New Yorker piece on abortionist Steven Brigham (pictured left):

    The important question, though, is what makes them vulnerable to exploitation. Without a doubt, Brigham’s ability to operate represents a legal and regulatory failure, one aided by official indifference to poor women’s health care. But, like [Philadelphia abortionist Kermit] Gosnell, his business depended on the stigma around abortion and the difficulty many women have in accessing safe procedures.

She should have stopped after the second sentence. Brigham has centered his operations in New Jersey and Maryland, both of which use state tax dollars to fund abortions and where access to abortion is not difficult.

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