Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Life Links 7/21/10

Constantly troubled abortionist and abortion clinic owner Stephen Brigham is in more trouble. This time for employing unlicensed nurses and failing to pay his taxes. The state of Pennsylvania has ordered abortions to be halted at all the abortion clinics he owns in Pennsylvania.
Stephen Chase Brigham, a physician whose medical license has been revoked, relinquished or temporarily suspended in 5 states, is now facing regulatory and tax troubles that could jeopardize his chain of 15 abortion clinics.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health this month ordered Brigham to permanently shut his four clinics in the state for repeatedly employing unlicensed caregivers.
He also owes the IRS nearly a quarter of a million dollars for failing to pay income taxes from 2002-2006.

Cassy Fiano has a post which summarizes the latest video from Live Action and the Rosa Acuna project.
When the woman, purportedly 10-weeks pregnant, asks the clinician, named “Sarah,” when her baby’s heart begins to beat, Sarah replies, “It’s around I think the 8th or the 9th week that you can hear the heartbeat.” The heart actually begins beating 3 weeks and 1 day after conception, according to Moore and Persaud’s well-known textbook The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology. The Planned Parenthood clinician also insists, “It’s not a baby, it’s a fetus,” which, she claims, is “not like a person.”

Women in Uzbekistan are accusing the country of forced sterilizations. Guess the motive behind it? That's right. Population control.
Human rights advocates and doctors say autocratic President Islam Karimov this year ramped up a sterilization campaign he initiated in the late 1990s. In a decree issued in February, the Health Ministry ordered all medical facilities to "strengthen control over the medical examination of women of childbearing age."

The decree also said that "surgical contraception should be provided free of charge" to women who volunteer for the procedure.

It did not specifically mandate sterilizations, but critics allege that doctors have come under direct pressure from the government to perform them: "The order comes from the very top," said Khaitboy Yakubov, head of the Najot human rights group in Uzbekistan.

The Daily Mail has an article on the UK's youngest premature twins to survive. Amelia Hope Burden was born ten days before her brother Arthur and before the UK's 24-week abortion limit.

Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee by a margin of 13-6. Lindsey Graham was the only Republican to vote in favor of her.

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