Monday, June 24, 2013

Life Links 6/24/13

Legislators in Texas have tentatively passed new regulations on abortion clinics in Texas. 
Supporters say the bill will raise the standard of women's health care, but opponents point out the bill would shut down 37 out of 42 abortion clinics in the state. 

"If this passes, abortion would be virtually banned in the state of Texas, and many women could be forced to resort to dangerous and unsafe measures," said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund and daughter of the late former Texas governor Ann Richards.
I recall not that long ago abortion advocates claimed similar legislation in Virginia would close 17 of 21 clinics.  After the legislation passed, the story changed and 20 out of 23 clinics decided to meet the new standards.  From what I've seen one closed and one is suing to prevent from being closed.  Abortion advocates often lie about what abortion clinics will do as their main tactic to avoid stricter regulations.     

The Toledo Blade has a long article on the closed Toledo clinic named Center for Choice.  The article also discusses the possible closure of Toledo's other abortion clinic. 
The answering machine at Center for Choice clicks on after several rings, quickly telling every caller of the clinic's closure.

"Unfortunately we closed our doors as of Friday, June 7, due to restrictive abortion legislation in Ohio," the message states.

Thirty years as a Toledo abortion provider over in about 30 seconds. To some, the words are an answer to prayer; to others, cause for alarm.

Capital Care Network, the only remaining local abortion clinic, could face the same fate, and its closure would make Toledo the biggest Ohio city without an abortion provider.       

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments regarding Massachusetts' 35-foot abortion clinic buffer rule. 
The justices today said they will hear an appeal from abortion foes seeking to overturn the Massachusetts law as a violation of the First Amendment. The challengers say they have a right to hand out leaflets and start conversations with women entering abortion clinics.

A 17-year-old girl in India died after a forced abortion. 
On June 19, after heated arguments with Babulal, Anajanai went for an abortion but her condition deteriorated soon afterwards. Babulal subsequently dropped her to her house and escaped. Anajani's family however refused to take her back and sent her back to Babulal's house. On June 20, Babulal rushed her to medical college where she died early morning. Babulal has reportedly escaped leaving the body abandoned at the hospital.

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