Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Life Links 4/20/11

Politico has an article on the reason why pro-choice organizations aren't challenging fetal pain laws banning abortion after 20 weeks.
Republican legislatures across the country are passing tough new anti-abortion laws — and while abortion rights advocates believe the new laws are unconstitutional, they’re not rushing to court to stop them.

The reason: There’s a decent chance they’d lose......

The Center for Reproductive Rights, a stalwart defender of abortion rights, says that the law ranks lower down in its priorities since it only regulates a small number of procedures that occur later in the pregnancy.
Strange, they didn't have that problem when it came to partial-birth abortion.

Dahlia Lithwick's column in Slate has more information into "scared of what Justice Kennedy could do" thinking inside the leadership at pro-choice organizations. It's also noteworthy that this thinking doesn't seem to go over well with the pro-choice ground troops.

Here's a new prolife commercial featuring Abby Johnson.

A sheriff's office in North Carolina is investigating a former high school teacher after a college student's personal essay describes having an affair with a teacher and him taking her to an out-of-town abortion clinic.

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