Friday, July 29, 2011

Life Links 7/29/11

The North Carolina Senate voted to overturn Governor Beverly Perdue's veto of the state's informed consent legislation. It will go in effect in 90 days.

Overheard - David Daleiden at the Live Action blog discusses the medical license suspension of a top Planned Parenthood abortionist.
Think about it. The highest-paid, star abortionist at the biggest Planned Parenthood affiliate in the country is a stoner and a lush who has a long history of medical malpractice. How bad must all the other ones be?

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled the city of Oakland can enforce a bubble zone outside it's abortion clinic as long as the same rules which apply to sidewalk counselors also apply to clinic escorts.
By allowing escorts to approach the women, advise them to ignore the protesters and accompany them into the clinic without first asking consent, Oakland "has enforced the ordinance against anti-abortion speakers but not pro-abortion speakers," the court said in a 3-0 ruling.

Such a policy "unconstitutionally suppresses speech based on the content of its message," said Judge Marsha Berzon, writing for a left-leaning panel that also included Judge Stephen Reinhardt, a well-known liberal. She also said antiabortion protesters might be able to show that the city was violating their rights by allowing escorts to shield the patients and prevent the protesters from getting their consent to talk.

The New York Times has another piece by Kassi Underwood on her abortion. In May, she wrote a piece for the New York Daily News about how neither prolife or pro-choice groups helped her deal with her abortion grief. In this piece she discusses her feeling about her ex-boyfriend's child with another woman.
Meanwhile, I went into treatment, quit drinking and moved to Austin, Tex., for a job. With sobriety and a salary, I couldn’t stop thinking about the baby that wasn’t, a loss somehow made more painful by his baby that was. I spent my workdays browsing photos of his little girl, believing in some twisted respect that I was glimpsing the face of the child I could have had. On lunch breaks, I went home to cry in bed, longing for a paranormal miracle......

In the three years since, he has spent much of his time incarcerated for drug-related offenses. I wish I could share my sobriety, my degree and my career to rent that apartment for his little girl, but reality has finally sunk in: the abortion is mine alone, just like Jade is his.

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