Thursday, April 05, 2012

Life Links 4/5/12

In Mississippi, abortion clinic protesters got a scare when a man stopped his car and slashed up their sign with hunting knifes.

In Australia, a doctor is facing medical misconduct for posting information on how to do a do-it-yourself abortion online.
The Medical Board of Australia is pursuing professional misconduct action against Brisbane doctor Adrienne Freeman after she posted advice online explaining how women could have abortions without medical supervision.

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal's deputy president Judge Fleur Kingham said in a judgement published this week that Dr Freeman's disciplinary hearing had to be adjourned because she made an attempt to lead evidence while cross-examining an expert witness from the medical board.

Francis Grady, a 50-year-old man with a fairly extensive criminal past, has admitted he tried to burn down a Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin.

The Washington Post profiles "anti-abortion grandpa" Dick Retta, a sidewalk counselor who has been sued under the FACE Act.
Retta's lawyer, Jim Henderson, denies in court documents that Retta blocked the woman from entering the clinic. She had approached Retta for help, he wrote, and volunteers were leading her into the clinic against her wishes. He said Retta didn't shout or yell but said to the woman, "don't let them force you to have an abortion," a statement protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution.

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