Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Life Links 8/23/11

A NPR blog has statistics on the percentage of OB/GYNs who provide abortions.
Ninety-seven percent of OB-GYNs have encountered patients wanting an abortion, but only 14 percent of the doctors perform them, according to a study published today in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology. That finding suggests a smaller percentage of OB-GYNs may be offering abortion services than previous studies have estimated.

Wesley Smith and Lisa Graas of the Live Action blog discuss Vice President Joe Biden's recent comments about China's one-child policy. WEsley writes,
So, he regrets the financial problems caused, but “fully understands” and is not “second guessing” the one child policy-caused blood shedding. Disgraceful.

In California, a woman has been arrested for felony hit-and-run after running a red light a hitting a pregnant pedestrian. The accident may have killed the child.
Brittney Cheeseman, 18, was walking in an intersection at Manchester Boulevard and Market Street about 10:30 p.m. Saturday when she was struck by a vehicle described as a 1996 grey Nissan.

The Nissan's driver was traveling east on Manchester and failed to stop at a red light, witnesses told police.

Cheeseman was taken to a hospital with nonthreatening injuries, said Officer Jonathan Rivers of the Inglewood Police Department. But her 5- or 6-month-old fetus was unresponsive and showed no signs of life, doctors said.

Police, using a license number provided by witnesses, tracked down the driver, Janine Rachel Mayfield, on Sunday and took her into custody for felony hit-and-run.

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