by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat

  • The Missouri House has passed a bill to extend the abortion waiting period to 72 hours. It passed 111-39. Pro-aborts are lamely doing a ceremonial filibuster outside the Capitol:

    The House voted 111-39 in favor of the measure Wednesday, sending it to [Gov. Jay] Nixon, who has previously allowed other abortion restrictions to become law without his signature. That included a measure last year that requires doctors to be in the room for the initial dose of a drug used in medical abortions.

    Nixon said Tuesday that he would review the extended waiting period and act in a manner consistent with his other actions on abortion legislation.

  • Louisiana may be the next state to pass a bill regulating abortion clinics and requiring admitting privileges. A bill passed their Senate by a 34-3 vote:

    Abortion-rights groups say the restrictions would close three of Louisiana’s five abortion clinics, but in the strongly-conservative state, those objections don’t sway many lawmakers. The protests and sharply-divided debates of Texas haven’t taken place during the Louisiana Legislature’s discussion of the proposal, which has received bipartisan support.


  • Amid protests, Planned Parenthood is opening a new abortion clinic in Kissimmee, Florida. Currently in the midst of a nasty divorce, Congressman Alan Grayson (pictured left) attended the ribbon cutting. Also attending was Peggy Howland, who doesn’t seem to realize her talking points from the 60’s and 70’s have been disproved:

    The Rev. Peggy Howland, 80, an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church since 1958, worked with fellow clergy in the 1960s to make abortion legal. She was on hand to give the invocation at the center — and make her case for abortion rights.

    Before Roe v. Wade, she said, “there were a million illegal abortions in the U.S. every year, and these were done in places that were unsafe, and many women died.

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