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  • A TX bus driver is suing his employer after he was fired for refusing to pick up a woman and take her to Planned Parenthood.
  • At First Things, Mary Rose Somarriba dissects Emily Bazelon’sThe New Abortion Providers” article and discusses how abortion will always be in the back alley of public life:
  • … In order to see things working out their way, they have to imagine the world different than it is….

    And abortion supporters need this to keep going – they need to keep looking forward to the vision they have in mind. But what they lose along the way is a deeper understanding of why abortion isn’t accepted in public and medical life. Rather than trying to understand why support for abortion dwindles, they turn away, they cover up, they try to hide the discomforting part of abortion from patients, from nurses, from themselves….


    Somewhere in these women’s stories lies the reason why abortion still causes hesitation for much of the American public; the reason why many women who support the availability of abortion in the abstract say they wouldn’t do it themselves; the reason why many doctors who support abortion in polls don’t perform them in their offices. But abortion supporters, like those quoted in Bazelon’s article, find it hard to look closer to understand these reasons and grapple with them.

  • Unions in MI plan on spending millions of dollars on advertisements to inform the public that one Democratic candidate for governor is opposed to abortion.
  • The Boston Globe has the latest on induced pluripotent stem cells.
  • The Associated Press has an article on the now-apparently-removed abortion coverage from states’ high risk plans:
  • Douglas Johnson, legislative director for National Right to Life, an anti-abortion group, acknowledged that his side had won a round.
    “If they now do what they say they are going to do, that would be good,” Johnson said of the Obama administration. “But in our view they are doing it because the spotlight has been put on them and we blew the whistle.”

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