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Pro-life news brief 7-19-13

by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat

  • It’s funny how Reuters decided to investigate the absurd claim which was repeated non-stop that only 5 clinics in Texas would stay open after pro-life legislation passed. Why they didn’t investigate these claims while the legislation was being debated and making national news is anyone’s guess:

    Twenty-six states have laws that require abortion clinics to meet varying levels of hospital standards, according to the Guttmacher Institute, which supports abortion rights. Pennsylvania, Virginia and Missouri passed strict health and safety rules similar to Texas, it said.In those three states, however, most clinics were able to stay open after the laws passed, some by reallocating dollars to comply with building upgrades, according to abortion providers and state health department officials interviewed by Reuters….

    Elizabeth Nash, state issues manager for the Guttmacher Institute, which favors abortion rights but does research cited by both sides, said the new law will have an impact in Texas but maybe less than the worst fears.

    “Clinics will close,” she said. “But I can’t say we are going to go down to six.”

    Only one clinic has closed in Virginia since a new law was implemented there earlier this year, the state health department said. No clinics have closed in Missouri because of a tough law passed there in 2007, abortion provider Planned Parenthood of Kansas and mid-Missouri said.

Pelosi: Republicans need lesson on birds and bees

What is at risk is the discretion of a woman to make judgments about the size and time, timing of her family…. The reality is that people in our country do practice birth control and use contraception. I don’t know if my colleagues need a lesson on the birds and the bees. I really don’t […]

Goldberg: Only “women’s health” issue libs care about is abortion

Conservatives want to leave it to women to make their own choices: about what to eat, whether to smoke, how fast they can drive, whether they can own a gun, etc. Many conservatives would also like to see women live long enough to have the chance to make those decisions, rather than be snuffed out […]

Pro-life news brief 6-19-13

by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat

  • Joe Carter responds to the NY Times story editorial on the passage of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act:

    Which Republican leaders made the claim? Peters doesn’t say. He also doesn’t explain how — or even if — the abortion issue hurt the GOP with women in 2012. But everyone at the New York Times already knows it did, and common knowledge doesn’t need to be supported with facts, right? And there is no issue here of married women vs. single women, when it comes to voting. Right? All women support abortion rights, or so Peters would have us think.

Liberals fear changing filibuster rules would hurt abortion “rights”

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As Democrats consider whether to use the so-called nuclear option to rewrite the Senate’s filibuster rules, one issue in particular has some liberals worried: abortion.

Changing the rules to make it easier to confirm President Barack Obama’s executive branch or judicial appointments may help the White House in the short term…. But privately, that base and abortion rights supporters are concerned how a future GOP president and Senate could take advantage of the new setup.

Pro-life news brief 5-6-13

by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat

  • Kermit Gosnell’s attorney Jack McMahon is upset with Fox News for airing a special on Gosnell:

    “It’s outrageous,” McMahon told reporters who had gathered to await a verdict Monday. “I’ve never seen anything so irresponsible in journalism.”

    After McMahon aired his complaints to Judge Jeffrey P. Minehart, the judge instructed jurors to notify his staff if any of them had seen or heard details of the show during the weekend. He also told them it should not factor into their decision-making.

Pro-life March Madness: “Sweeping… hurtling… astonishing display”

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If abortion proponents condemned 2011 as “the year of abortion restrictions… mark[ing] a sea change for abortion rights,” and 2012 as “an unmitigated disaster for abortion rights,” I can’t imagine what they will say about 2013.

In 2011 there were a record 92 pro-life laws enacted in the states, followed by the second highest number, 43, in in 2012. This year has already seen at least 14 pro-life bills become law, according to Mailee Smith, Staff Counsel for Americans United for Life, so we are on track for another banner year.

But in 2013 we are not only seeing a high volume of typical pro-life legislative fare, we are seeing passage of pro-life legislation on steroids, the likes of which has never been observed in 40 years of legalized abortions throughout the U.S.

Stanek Sunday funnies, “40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade” edition

Political cartoonists from both sides of the abortion debate had colorful thoughts on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Vote for your favorite in the poll at the bottom of the post.

We begin with liberal Stuart Carlson at GoComics.com
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We move on to liberal vs. conservative on gun rights vs. abortion rights, first by Joel Pett at GoComics.com


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