Thursday, June 27, 2013

Life Links 6/27/13

Is this an AP story or editorial by Will Weissert on Governor Rick Perry's call for a second special session to pass a Texas bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks and hold abortion clinics to higher standards?
It sought a statewide ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, the point at which anti-abortion activists claim a fetus can feel pain — despite a lack of scientific evidence to support that.
Because I'm sure Weissert carefully reviewed the scientific evidence.

Charles Cooke doesn't #StandwithWendy:
But dress it up as they might, the truth remained ghastly: What Wendy and her team of protesters were trying to do was block a bill that would have made it illegal to deliberately kill an unborn child after 20 weeks of pregnancy. And that is a disgrace.....

As a rule, people winning wider political battles do not invade their legislatures and scream. On Tuesday night, demonstrating a combination of genuine media savvy and animalistic frustration at not getting their own way, the diehards in the crowd shouted loudly enough to kill a bill that the majority wants. They will not prevail for long.

I'm hoping Newsbusters' Matthew Balan will do a comparison between the March for Life coverage and the coverage of Wendy Davis on the nightly news casts. I'm guessing they spent more time covering a woman standing for 10 hours than hundreds of thousands of prolifers marching in D.C.  He notes how the morning shows gushed over her filibuster in support of late-term abortions. 

Abortionist and convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell has refused a plea deal for federal drug charges. 
Federal prosecutors say Gosnell flooded Philadelphia streets with more than 700,000 oxycodone or OxyContin pills by selling prescriptions to addicts, dealers and others who lined up at the clinic.

Planned Parenthood is using Obamacare to expand its outreach into the Hispanic community. 
Outreach efforts will particularly target Hispanic women, 38 percent of whom lack insurance coverage in Florida, according to a 2009 study by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Nearly 20 percent haven't been screened for cervical cancer in the past three years, and nearly one-third haven't had a mammogram in the past two years, according to Planned Parenthood.
Except Planned Parenthood doesn't do mammograms.    

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