Thursday, September 08, 2011

Life Links 9/8/11

The House of Commons voted down Nadine Dorries' abortion proposals.
An attempt to strip abortion providers of their role in counselling women was heavily defeated in the House of Commons this afternoon after a split between the original supporters of the amendment.

MPs voted by 368 votes to 118 – a majority of 250 – to reject the amendment by the Tory backbencher Nadine Dorries after she lost the support of her co-sponsor, the former Labour minister Frank Field.....

Field withdrew his support for the Dorries amendment after Anne Milton, the health minister, said the government would try to implement the spirit of her proposal.

A New Orleans abortion clinic has been shut down again.
For the second time this summer, the state says it has shut down a Gentilly medical clinic that provides abortions. The Department of Health and Hospitals on Tuesday issued a cease and desist order to Gentilly Medical Clinic at 3030 Gentilly Blvd. The order flows from an inspection in May that found that "the facility failed to provide nursing services to meet the needs of its patients and adequately monitor women in recovery following a procedure."
DHH spokeswoman Lisa Faust said the clinic later reopened under a temporary court order, but it didn't file a timely appeal to DHH Secretary Bruce Greenstein's underlying license revocation.....

Greenstein's order completes the state's administrative closure of the clinic, Faust said.

A court appeal still is possible.

The prince of Liechtenstein says he will veto a proposal to legalize abortion in the first 12 weeks or if the child is disabled. The proposal will be voted on in a September 18 referendum.

A California man has been charged with murder after driving drunk and crashing his car into another car and leaving the scene. The car crash resulted in the death of a 20-week-old unborn child.

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