Curtis Boyd, an Albuquerque doctor, recently announced on his website that, in response to Tiller's death, he had begun performing third-trimester abortions. Boyd, 72, also announced that he had hired two California physicians, Susan Robinson and Shelley Sella, who used to work with Tiller on a rotating basis.....
After Tiller was murdered by Scott Roeder, who faces sentencing April 1, the National Abortion Federation began asking members who already provide second-trimester abortions to consider extending their practices to include third-trimester abortions.
At Real Clear Politics, Jay Cost has done his research into which Democrats are likely nay votes on health care reform and which of the Democrats might be part of Stupak's group.
North Carolina's Wake County has re-instated the county's policy of including abortion in their health insurance plan.
American's United for Life will be using print advertising in the districts of some Democrats who originally voted in favor of the Stupak Amendment to encourage them to vote no on health care reform.
Self-described liberal Mark Shields has a decent column on abortion.
Of all the arguments in support of legalized abortion made by elected legislators, the one that bothers me the most is, "While I'm personally opposed to abortion, I cannot vote to impose my views on others ..."
This represents the ultimate privatization of beliefs. Thank goodness 19th Century abolitionists did not use this logic to explain their unwillingness to vote to outlaw slavery.
Every day, liberals, in whose ranks I count myself, urge legislators to vote to impose our views and beliefs on others when it involves enacting a progressive tax system, guaranteeing gay rights, protecting the environment, or through the federal government, providing health care to millions of Americans who do not presently have it.
Some now argue that government can involve itself in social morality -- such as ending racial segregation -- but butt out when it comes to personal moral decisions. This leads to the kind of convoluted liberalism that, as Father Thomas J. Reese, the Jesuit author, has observed, holds that "government should no longer ban topless dancing, but should ensure that the dancer works in a smoke-free environment."
Bone marrow stem cells were used to treat mice with asthma.