Friday, May 11, 2012

Life Links 5/11/12

In response to hearing about a pending piece of prolife legislation in Michigan, a former legislative aide has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against State Representative Lisa Brown, claiming her pregnancy led Brown to fire her.

Ericah Caughey, 30, of Potterville said Wednesday her working relationship with Brown suffered after she told Brown she was pregnant in March 2009. Two months later, Brown had House staff fire her without a reason, according to Caughey.

In a meeting with reporters organized by her state senator, Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, Caughey described Brown as being upset Caughey became pregnant shortly after her boyfriend returned home from military service in Iraq.

Caughey said Brown stopped addressing her by her first name and instead dubbed her "preggers." She said Brown also made a crude abortion comment while watching a Michigan Right to Life rally on the Capitol lawn......

Caughey said she recently contacted Jones because of a bill pending in the Legislature that would make it a crime to coerce a woman to having an abortion.

An Indian woman was found alive after being thrown into a river with her arms and legs bound. She was allegedly tortured and thrown in the river after refusing to have an abortion.
The woman had reportedly worked as a domestic help for the Bhubaneswar-based retired district judge, Sameer Ray for five years and had allegedly married his only son, Satyabrat. The marriage was reportedly never accepted by the family. According to the victim, she told the family that she was pregnant when they decided to fix Satyabrat's marriage with someone else. The family then allegedly hired goons to eliminate her.

NARAL's Nancy Keenan is calling it quits in January 2013. From the Washington Post:
NARAL's research, however, suggests it has a ways to go: Young voters do not make abortion rights a priority at the polls. In 2010, the group's poll of 700 young Americans showed a stark "intensity gap" on abortion. Most antiabortion voters under 30 (51 percent) considered it a "very important" voting issue. Among abortion-rights millennials, that number stood at 26 percent.

"There is an intensity gap between our side, being pro-choice, and the other side," Keenan said.

Theodore Shulman, a former frequent commenter at this blog has pled guilty to threatening violence against Father Pavone and Robert George.
Theodore Shulman, 51, faces up to 51 months in prison at his sentencing date on Sept. 12. He has been held without bail since his arrest in February 2011.....

The plea deal includes an agreement that prosecutors would not charge Shulman for possession of cyanide and two other deadly substances at the time of his arrest.

Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell leveled the name "forces of darkness" at people opposed to America's leading abortion provider while speaking at a Planned Parenthood fundraiser.

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