Thursday, December 27, 2012

Life Links 12/27/12

The Hill reports Nancy Keenan will step down as the leader of NARAL.
She plans to stay on at NARAL through the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade — which happens to fall just a day after Inauguration Day. The organization hasn't picked a successor yet.

Planned Parenthood of Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma lost a WIC contract.
Terry J. Bryce, chief of the WIC program for the Health Department, said he recommended termination because the organization had a large decrease in clients, had a higher per-client cost for services and was unresponsive to repeated requests for information from his agency......

Without a preliminary injunction in place, Planned Parenthood will be forced to stop WIC services on Dec. 31, meaning six full-time staff members will be eliminated and the group may close its west Tulsa health center.

The Akron Beacon Journal has an article on how Planned Parenthood staff and an abortion protestor helped another protestor who was hit by a truck.
"[The other protester] was actually sitting in a canvas chair and this happened so fast … she wasn't able to get out of the way," he said. "A big pickup truck was driving up and the guy was doing his best to stop and she got hit and flung."

She had a broken vertebrae.

"It could have been worse but by the grace of God," Wilson said.

The Planned Parenthood employees sprung into action.

Someone called 911. Nurses came out and helped the woman avoid shock until an ambulance could arrive. One of the Planned Parenthood employees walked down the street to inform the victim's husband who was visiting another business.

For a moment, people with profound disagreements were united.

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