Thursday, October 31, 2013

Life Links 10/31/13

Prolifers in Tennessee are beginning a year-long campaign to overturn a 2008 Tennessee Supreme Court ruling which prevents them from passing certain prolife laws.

12 News Now covers the inspection of a Beaumont, Texas abortion clinic and its 13 violations.
The October 3 inspection at Whole Woman's Health of Beaumont turned up potential health issues.

The report says the facility failed to provide a safe environment for patients and staff.  The suction machines which were used on patients had numerous rusty spots which, "had the likelihood to cause infection."

The report also says, "the facility failed to have the EKG monitoring equipment ready if an emergency situation occurred..."

The Planned Parenthood in Midland, Texas will remain closed as Texas’s recently passed abortion regulations had nothing to do with their closing. 
In fact, the bill passed by the Texas Legislature during their second special session this year had nothing to do with the location’s closure in September, board member Carl Moore said......

While there was an abortion clinic in Midland under Planned Parenthood, Moore said he was on the board over the woman’s health clinic.  The abortion clinic, he added, was run by different board members.

Moore said he hopes the offices in Odessa and Midland would open soon, but said if it did, it would be in new buildings.

“If by any chance we’re able to open, it would be a brand new Planned Partenthood with a different board,” Moore said. “This one has been officially closed.”

During a Project Truth display at Butte College, two pro-choice students were arrested. 
A group of pro-choice supporters gathered nearby with signs in opposition on Oct. 22, the first day of the protest. The demonstration by each side continued well into the afternoon of the next day, until a student identified by Butte College Police as Sophia G.L. Green apparently took offense and reportedly grabbed a poster to take it down. Witnesses said another student, whom campus police identified as David Boone, interceded to prevent members of the anti-abortion group from physically stopping Green. Someone associated with Project Truth called the police, who responded and cited Green for vandalism and arrested Boone on a charge of assault.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

"My client didn’t murder his unborn child, he aborted her"

That’s the argument Roger Holland’s attorney is making for him before the Minnesota’s man trial, where Holland is charged with strangling his wife and murdering his 15-week unborn child. 

Margorie Holland's husband, Roger Holland, is charged with murder in the deaths. But with his trial scheduled for Monday, his attorneys are making a novel argument: The death of the fetus was an abortion, not a murder, and the only person whose rights that such an act could have violated -- the mother -- already was dead.

Dakota County prosecutors disagree, arguing the murder charge is appropriate and that the idea Holland can't be charged in the death of the fetus is "patently offensive."

Monday, October 21, 2013

Surprise! Abortionists don't like new rules for abortion clinics

The alternative headline to this story could have been:

"Abortion doctor doesn't like new laws regulating abortion doctors/clinics"

"I believe that both of these provisions will harm women - - harm Texas women,” Paul Fine, a Houston doctor who performs the procedures, testified today as Planned Parenthood’s first witness. The rules are “absolutely not” necessary, he said.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Life Links 10/16/13

The Maryland Board of Physicians has closed the probe into abortionist LeRoy Carhart in the death of Jennifer Morbelli from complications of a late-term abortion.         
In his first direct comments on the case, Carhart said: “I totally believe that we did everything as correctly as possible.

“It’s a horrendous thing for the family and it’s hard for me. I think about it every day.” has the story of Auburn’s 100th homecoming queen and her prolife story.
Molly Ann Dutton made headlines on Saturday when she was crowned Auburn’s 100th homecoming queen.

This week, the 22-year-old horticulture student is making headlines, again; but it’s the story behind her unique "Light up LIFE" platform that’s getting all the attention this time around.

Dutton is the daughter of a young, married woman who survived a sexual assault in California and became pregnant, according to a news release this week from "Light up LIFE," the horticulture club-based group that ran her campaign. To compound matters, the woman’s husband gave her an ultimatum: Abort the baby or get a divorce.

Rather than having the abortion, Dutton’s mom chose to move to Alabama and carry the baby to term. She worked with Lifeline Children’s Services, a Christian adoption group in Birmingham, Ala., to place the child in a home. 

At the Hill’s Congress Blog, Marjorie Dannenfelser discusses how most late-term abortions are elective. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Life Links 10/15/13

Prolife groups in Indiana have documented the incredibly sloppy work of abortionist Ulrich Klopfer on the abortion reports he submits to the state of Indiana.  Recently, another complaint was filed against Klopfer when he failed to report statutory rape in a timely manner. 
The 487 reports included more than 3,000 errors and omissions on pregnancies terminated between July 2011 and June 2013, said Cathie Humbarger, executive director of the Allen County Right to Life.

Errors included incorrect clinic addresses and fetal development stages, while omissions included the county name and dates of the patients’ last menstruation cycles......

Every report in 2012 and 2013 listed an old clinic address and gave the fetal development stage as 88 weeks, Humbarger said.

A man in Washington has been arrested after threatening violence towards an abortion clinic where his ex-girlfriend was scheduled to have an abortion. 

A woman in India has died from abortion complications.
Inspector Ganesh More of Paud police station said, "After the family came to know about the woman's pregnancy, they admitted her to a private hospital in Paud on Wednesday."

The police said the woman died on Friday morning following reported complications leading to excessive bleeding. Health officials said she was brought dead at the Paud Rural Hospital. 

Another Indian abortionist has been arrested after performing an abortion at 18 weeks.  
"The hospital, where the abortion was conducted, can perform a medical termination of pregnancy up to 12 weeks. The doctor violated the hospital's registration norms," he added. The police have the clinic's licence and other papers; some medicines have also been confiscated.                               

Friday, October 11, 2013

Why get rid of unsafe abortion providers when you can just have nurses do abortions?

That seems to be the main thought in Irin Carmon’s piece on the new California law which allows a variety of non-physicians to provide first trimester abortions. 
Today, California Governor Jerry Brown didn’t mention Gosnell’s name, but by signing the Early Access to Abortion Bill into law, he did more than any of those legislators to prevent another Gosnell.

The Early Access to Abortion Bill will enable trained nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, and physician assistants to perform first-trimester abortions by vacuum aspiration. It’s the logic of cause and effect: If you make it easier to access an abortion, earlier, and from a legitimate provider, there will be fewer desperate customers turning to unsafe providers.
Instead of attempting to get rid of unsavory abortionists, pro-choice commentators like Carmon seem to think that allowing more people to provide abortions will diminish the likelihood of women going to Gosnell-like providers. 

But isn’t a better solution to get rid of the Gosnell-like providers by regularly inspecting clinics?  If the main goal is really keeping women safe, isn’t it a better idea to do inspections than hope women will have plenty of choices for abortion providers and not happen to choose an unsavory one? 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Sally Kohn ludicrously claims abortion activists exposed Gosnell

Pro-abort Sally Kohn seems to have lost her mind.

In a speech to NARAL reprinted at the Daily Beast, she asserts that Kermit Gosnell “was exposed because of abortion activists.”  She lists no source or evidence for this absurd claim as everyone with the slightest knowledge of Gosnell knows that he and his practices were exposed after a DEA raid, the Grand Jury report and subsequent reporting (pro-choicers providing a very small percentage of that reporting).  She seems to believe that some articles about Gosnell after he was arrested led to his arrest and convictions. 
Reading about the atrocities in Gosnell’s clinic—it takes your breath away. What he did was monstrous. Monstrous. And thanks to repeated exposure by reproductive justice activists and feminist journalists, Gosnell was exposed and arrested and tried and convicted for his crimes. What Gosnell did wasn’t medical treatment. It was illegal, unethical and criminal. Period.  

These must have been the same abortion advocates/clinics who were referring women seeking late-term abortion to Gosnell.  

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

A girl's right to life begins when her parents find out she's a girl or something.....

Rahila Gupta thinks pro-choicers shouldn’t "make a fetish of choice" and defend sex-selection abortion.  In her desire to prevent discrimination against unborn girls she uses some odd language coming from a pro-choicer.
We must be careful not to make a fetish of choice. If the technology allows and a woman wants a blue-eyed, blonde baby, do we support her because we are pro-choice? While we must be vigilant about the "pro-lifer"-infested waters, we must be prepared to refine our pro-choice position; it must be circumscribed by context. Approximately 60 million women are "missing" in India. The cultural reasons for this femicide do not magically disappear with migration. A girl's right to life has to be a basic tenet of any feminist position and cannot be compromised by an absolutist pro-choice narrative.

A girl’s right to life?  An unborn girl’s right to life?  Or only a unborn girl’s right to life when the parents know she’s a girl and don’t want a girl?  When does this mysterious right to life appear for Gupta? 

Gupta is certainly right about pro-choicers needing to refine their pro-choice position because Gupta’s position makes no sense.