Dawn Eden of Dawn Patrol just sent me this email alert from Planned Parenthood Golden Gate, trying to censor the ads (click to enlarge):
Interestingly, when I clicked on PP's link that it said would disprove the radio ad, I got this:
Perhaps PP will fix that link soon.
The ads have always been scheduled to run through today, January 26. I would not be surprised if PP claims censorship victory when the ads coincidentally end 2 days after PP sent its alert.
Meanwhile, here are the facts, including docket and page numbers, sourced by Focus on the Family:
Under Roe, the Supreme Court gave free reign for abortion in the first trimester, but seemed to rule that abortion could be restricted significantly or prohibited in the second and third trimesters. However, the court said that later regulations must allow for abortions needed to protect the woman's health. Roe's companion case, Doe v. Bolton (issued on the same day as Roe) defined maternal "health" as: "all factors - physical, emotional, psychological, familial, and the woman's age - relevant to the well-being of the patient." These factors are so vague and open-ended that almost any reason can be and is cited to allow abortion in the second and third trimesters.
(SOURCE: Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113, 164 (1973); Roe, 410 U.S. at 164; Roe, 410 U.S. at 164-5; Doe v. Bolton, 41 U.S. 179, 192 (1973).
I emailed them both, thanking them for their courage. Although, as we've seen here, the truth is not always enough.Posted by: mk at January 26, 2008 9:01 AM
I like their little "No Tax Dollars for Lies!" cry. Cutting off the branch they're sitting on, nu?Posted by: Christina at January 26, 2008 5:41 PM
Under Roe, the Supreme Court gave free reign for abortion in the first trimester, but seemed to rule that abortion could be restricted significantly or prohibited in the second and third trimesters.
:: laughing :: You gotta figure that "Focus on the Family" would screw it up.
No, not "prohibited in the second trimester." Good grief, Dobson....
Roe said that since in the Court's opinion the risk to the woman during the first trimester is less than "normal childbirth," (an understatement if ever there was one), that during the second (and third, though it's a separate case) the states may regulate the procedure to have it be safer for women, i.e., the licensing and qualifications of the people doing abortions, facility conditions and licensing, etc.
In no way is this "restricting significantly" or "prohibiting" as far as going against the pregnant woman's wishes. During the second trimester, or to viability, it is not about restricting the woman's freedom, it is about the states wanting to keep things safer for her.
DougPosted by: Doug at January 26, 2008 8:52 PM
Ahahaha...'nu'? Where in the world did you pick up Yiddish, Christina?Posted by: Erin at January 26, 2008 8:54 PM
Actually, Erin, I picked up the "nu" from my ex-husband when he was studying Russian! I tried to use as much Russian as he was willing to teach me, and it really stuck.
When I first started teaching in Korea, it was hard not to scold the kids in Russian when they got out of hand, because I spent 18 years telling my kids, "Give me that!" "Come here!" "Stop that!" and "Get down from there!" in Russian. I'd have to stop and force myself to remember the English. I still have moments when I'm over-tired and some kid is playing with his cell phone or what-not and I'll stick out my hand and say, "Die mnye eta!" and the kid will fork it over, but with a really perplexed expression on his face.Posted by: Christina at January 27, 2008 5:54 AM
That's pretty neat, Christina! The only time I've heard 'nu' before was in a Yiddish context, I had no idea that it was Russian as well!Posted by: Erin at January 27, 2008 11:38 AM
Hail Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy.
Hail our life, our sweetness and our hope.
To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve.
To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning, and weeping in this vally of tears.
Turn then O most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy upon us. And show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb Jesus.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.
Pray for us O holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Amen