Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Life Links 3/4/15

A Pennsylvania man named John Frazier has been arrested after he allegedly offered a baby sitter $100 to attack his ex-girlfriend and make her miscarry their child after she wouldn’t have an abortion. 

Police say Frazier asked his baby sitter neighbor for help after his ex-girlfriend refused to have an abortion or give the child up for adoption.

They say the baby sitter was shocked and immediately refused.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has publicly endorsed legislation to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. 

"As the Wisconsin legislature moves forward in the coming session, further protections for mother and child are likely to come to my desk in the form of a bill to prohibit abortions after 20 weeks," his letter said. "I will sign that bill when it gets to my desk and support similar legislation on the federal level.”

The ACLU is going after a hospital in Washington because it doesn’t provide abortions.

Jefferson Healthcare officials are in the process of responding to an ACLU letter dated Feb. 18 that challenges the local public health care system’s failure to offer abortions. In that letter, ACLU policy council official Leah Rutman asks Jefferson Healthcare to “change its policies and practices to fulfill its obligations” with the 1991 Reproductive Privacy Act (RPA).

“We believe that Jefferson Healthcare’s failure to provide abortion services violates state law,” Rutman wrote. “Our goal is to ensure that women seeking reproductive health care services at Jefferson Healthcare have access to the full range of services as required by law.”

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