"There is a strong debate at the moment with regards to a woman's right to control an organ of her own body - namely the foetus. There is legislation being enacted in several US states to define personhood as a fertilised egg."Pretty soon you can imagine legislation prohibiting the washing of hands because thousands of cells are flaked off that could be turned into a stem cell and you can grow a foetus - so you're killing a person. It's attacks on women's rights."
He said these incredibly stupid things at an event where he received University College Dublin's highest award. It's amazing how elite liberals can say the most unscientific, moronic gibber-gabber and no one seems to care.
Yesterday at the Kermit Gosnell trial, a former employee of Gosnell named Elizabeth Hampton testified about her difficulties working at his clinic.
Hampton testified that she would pour the jar of red liquid from the machine down a sink drain and turn on the garbage disposal. She said she did not know if the liquid contained fetal body parts.
"I left because of things I saw. I went out that night and started drinking at the bar across the street," Hampton said, her voice choking with emotion. "I fell off the wagon."
Noah Rothman takes down NARAL president Ilyse Hogue's absurd claim that before Roe v. Wade, "illegal abortion was the top killer of women of childbearing age in this country."
I am not a pro-life activist – I'm not even particularly pro-life (though many abortion practices make me uncomfortable) – but this claim sounded wildly exaggerated to me. How could it be that, prior to 1973, the leading cause of death for young and middle age women was the oft-referenced but rarely identified "back-alley abortion?" It turns out, unsurprisingly, that Hogue's claim is entirely fabricated.Jeffrey Meyer has more at Newsbusters.
At RedState, Reince Priebus hits the media over their lack of coverage on Planned Parenthood's testimony against legislation to help children who survive abortions.
Consider two events from last week. First, in North Dakota the governor signed into law bills that would ban abortions when a fetal heartbeat is present and when the procedure is sought solely because of the baby's genetics. The media, including most major outlets, went into a frenzy to stir up controversy, often casting pro-life conservatives in a negative light.
Then later in the week in Florida, lawmakers held a hearing about a bill to protect the lives of babies born during an attempted abortion procedure. The bill requires the abortionist to provide medical care to the newborn. It might seem obvious that a newborn should be cared for—but not to Planned Parenthood.