Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Life Links 9/30/09

An Arizona judge has struck down many of the provisions in a variety of prolife laws which were scheduled to take effect today.
The preliminary injunction issued by Judge Donald Daughton of Maricopa County Superior Court allows a 24-hour waiting period to take affect, but he blocked requirements that a woman see a doctor in person for advance disclosures before getting an abortion.

The so-called "informed consent" consultation can be by telephone and by a qualified staff member, Daughton said in his ruling granting most of a request by Planned Parenthood, the state's major abortion provider.

The state judge also blocked provisions prohibiting nurse practitioners from performing surgical abortions, requiring the notarizing of parental consent forms and expanding an existing law that now permits health-care workers to refuse to participate in abortions.

Representative Trent Franks has clarified and defended his remarks in which he called President Obama "an enemy of humanity" because of Obama's abortion policies.
"A president that has lost his way that badly, that has no ability to see the image of God in these little fellow human beings, if he can't do that right, then he has no place in any station of government and we need to realize that he is an enemy of humanity," Franks said to the "How to Take Back America" conference.

Franks said in a statement Tuesday that he was referring to "unborn humanity" and should have clarified his remarks. His statement listed a series of actions Obama has taken related to abortion.

"While I absolutely should have made the meaning of my statement more clear, the facts remain that these radical pro-abortion policies do not have place in a government founded on the principle that all men are created equal, and endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights and chief among those rights is the right to life," Franks said in the statement.

The BBC will apparently run a television show which focuses on women considering abortion.
And among shows that take a voyeuristic peek at the darker side of life is the BBC docu soap "My Big Decision" in which viewers for five days follow young women who are deciding whether or not to have an abortion.

At Sonoma State, student Danielle Zelisko provides another one of those "I don't like having to view pictures of aborted children" editorials which contains the usual mix of ignorance and poor reasoning. Here's the text of the sign Danielle says she put together to protest the display: "Support a Woman's Right to Choose, or at least research both sides and don't mindlessly listen to propaganda."

In her editorial she then mindlessly claims the pictures of aborted children are from "third trimester abortions performed in other countries and miscarriages, yet this organization was claiming they were pictures of first and second trimester abortions" without a scrap of evidence.

I think the best part is when she wants her university officials to call an organization with a pro-choice view and invite them on campus so students could get both sides of the issue because I'm sure she would have felt the same way if it was a pro-choice organization putting together a display.

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