Jivin J's Life Links 6-22-10

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  • A FL man has been found guilty of killing his girlfriend after she had an abortion against his wishes.

  • A NY Times blog discusses how NARAL NY is itching for a vote on a bill to codify Roe v. Wade. Leading Democrats are concerned they don't have the votes.

  • Eleanor Clift writes in Politics Daily about EMILY's List and how the change in leadership also has supposedly changed their endorsement criteria...
  • Younger women have a more complex view of abortion, and they don't view the issue as passionately as their mothers. "If you ask them if they support abortion rights, they say they don't know or they don't want to answer that question," says Jen Bluestein, Emily's List communications director.


    For an organization created around the core mission of promoting reproductive choice, that could be a problem, and that's why its new president, 36-year old Stephanie Schriock (pictured left), a native of MT with a strong libertarian streak, is forging a new way forward....

    It's the definition of pro-choice that is evolving under Schriock's leadership, and it apparently will be a lot more flexible... reflecting the changing times and the scientific advances that have clouded the issue. The Emily's List candidate questionnaire is not a lengthy document that asks a candidate to pledge support to very precise and extreme positions. It's about commitment to Roe v. Wade, and for most Democrats, men and women, that's an easy threshold to meet.

    In the past, to be endorsed by EMILY's List, female candidates had to favor tax-funded abortions. I wonder if that's still the case.

  • According to the Washington Post, the NIH has denied a request to allow 42 embryonic stem cell lines from an IVF clinic to be placed on the federal stem cell registry. These cells can't be used in research that receives federal funds:
  • ...[T]hey carry mutations for a wide variety of diseases, including cystic fibrosis, Huntington's disease and muscular dystrophy. Scientists hope studying them will yield a wealth of information about those and other diseases, leading to new treatments.

    The lines had been obtained from embryos donated by couples who were undergoing treatment for infertility and had decided not to use them because tests showed the embryos carried genetic defects.

    But the advisory panel found that consent forms permitting use of the embryos contained unusually broad language and those who signed the forms gave up all rights to sue the clinic for any reason.

    [Schriock photo via CampusProgress.org]


    From the Politics Daily article: "...and how some Democrats, led by Rep. Bart Stupak, made sure that women could not purchase abortion coverage with their own money in the insurance exchanges that will be set up."

    Seriously, EMILY's List? We have to debunk this AGAIN? Lies, lies, lies...


    Posted by: Kelsey at June 22, 2010 1:13 PM

    "It's about commitment to Roe v. Wade, and for most DemocRATS, men and women, that's an easy threshold to meet."

    Elenor Clift is a 'tool'.

    She is an unabashed apologist for all things left and liberal.

    "Great leaders have great libidos."

    So Elenor excuses the philanderer in chief when he is caught with his pants down and and his semen stains on that infamous blue dress.

    [I wonder if that sentiment soothed Hillary's hurt or eased Chelsea's humiliation.]

    Elenor you are making feminists look as bad as they really are.

    Keep up the work of self extinquishment.

    Posted by: yor bro ken at June 22, 2010 6:40 PM

    Elenors comments combined with 'slick willies' fetishes add new meaning to the phrase 'smoke filled back rooms'.

    We are not just talking about a smoking gun or smoking cigars are we Elenor?

    [To me it is a waste of a perfectly good cigar.]

    What devilish use could Billy Boy find to do with a hookah pipe?

    Posted by: yor bro ken at June 22, 2010 6:46 PM

    Seriously, all these older 'pro choice' womens groups are in decline. The beginning of the end, so to speak.

    Posted by: Andy at June 23, 2010 12:48 PM

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