Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Life Links 1/14/14

A 20-year-old college student is suing Houston Texans running back Arian Foster, claiming he is pressuring her to have an abortion.
Norwood said everything changed when she told Foster she was pregnant and wanted to keep the baby.

"He's like, 'You can't have this, you can't have this kid, like, we cannot bring a child into this, like, think about my kids,' " Norwood said.

She said Foster began sending text messages urging her to end the pregnancy.

"You just can't bring a life into this world under these circumstances. It's not fair to anyone. It's not just about you," read one message, according to Norwood.

The Atlantic has a piece on abortion clinics in Texas and its prolife laws which mentions this tidbit.
I discovered a similar problem when reporting on reproductive laws in Texas. Though countless abortion clinics and providers made themselves available to me, they could not put me in touch with a single woman who has so far been impacted by the new law. Even Susan, though she squeaked in just before the deadline, was ultimately able to terminate her pregnancy. When I asked roughly a dozen pro-choice groups for examples of patients who had suffered under the law, they responded either that nobody wanted to come forward out of privacy concerns, or that it’s hard to know when someone isn’t able to do something.    

Pro-choice groups in Michigan can’t get their act together.  That’s good news for the unborn. 
Reproductive rights groups opposed to Michigan's new abortion insurance law will not seek to overturn it at the ballot box in 2014.

The ACLU of Michigan, along with state chapters of Planned Parenthood and the National Organization of Women, had been considering a referendum to repeal the law, which prohibits insurers from covering most abortions unless a woman or her employer has purchased an additional rider in advance.

"The timing is just not right for a referendum or initiative at this point," Rana Elmir, deputy director for the ACLU of Michigan, said Tuesday.

1 comment:

  1. Arian Foster cries like a baby to his pregnant girlfriend: "You can't have this, you can't have this kid, we cannot bring a child into this, think about my kids. You just can't bring a life into this world under these circumstances. It's not fair to anyone. It's not just about you."
    No, he thinks it's just about him. He gets to screw all he wants and she must take all the consequences, including getting her body invaded so his baby can be killed as he wants, with her taking all the pain.
    If he really thinks that we just can't bring a life into the world and it's not fair to anybody. . . Gee, maybe he should have thought of that before he pulled his pants down. At this time he has no right to push an unwanted abortion on anyone, not even, maybe especially not even, a woman that he got pregnant. Tell him to stop his whining. He tacitly agreed with mother nature to have a baby when he pulled his pants down.
    To all you males out there who are pro-abortion, but anti-choice where the women you exploit are concerned: Learn to keep you snake in it's cage, and your pants zipped up and these little accidents won't happen to you.