Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Life Links 6/29/11

All three abortion clinics in Kansas failed to pass their inspections. Abortionist Herbert "2-minute abortion" Hodes is suing (or rather the Center for Reproductive Right is suing on his behalf) to try to keep his clinic open and cancelled his scheduled inspection. Planned Parenthood says it will be in compliance by Friday.

The Washington Times has covered Live Action's latest investigation showing that Planned Parenthood knows Medicaid services are readily elsewhere.

The UK's Department of Health is considering a measure that would forbid abortion providing non-profits from doing abortion counseling. Instead, women would have to be referred to an independent organization which doesn't provide abortions.
Conservative MP Nadine Dorries and Labour MP Frank Field propose that counselling would have to be provided either by a statutory body or a private organisation that does not itself provide abortions.

The DoH statement appears to hold out the possibility that the MPs' proposals could become a reality without the need for a vote in parliament.

A spokesman said: "The Department of Health wants women who are thinking about having an abortion to be able to have independent counselling. However, we do not believe it is necessary to set out this requirement in primary legislation as the necessary legal mechanisms already exist to enable this.

The Star-Ledger has a conversation with Mara Hvistendahl on her new book "Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men."

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