Thursday, October 16, 2014

Life Links 10/16/14

The New York Times covers Planned Parenthood’s continuing attempts to corner the market on abortion.  They’re building a $9 million facility in Queens.

While there are other women’s health centers in Queens that offer abortions, the absence of a Planned Parenthood was “something that had to be corrected,” Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, Democrat of Queens, said. 

Alabama Women’s Center for Reproductive Alternatives abortion clinic is re-opening at a new location after the old clinic couldn’t meet standards set forth in Alabama’s Women’s Health and Safety Act of 2013.  If you watch the video of the newscast you can see a sign on a door which reads, “NO CHILDREN ALLOWED IN THE BUILDING!!!”

Katha Pollitt is out and about promoting her new book on abortion.  The latest is this Huffington Post column excerpted from her book where she claims, “We need to see abortion as an urgent practical decision that is just as moral as the decision to have a child -- indeed, sometimes more moral” and “Actually, abortion is part of being a mother and of caring for children....”

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Life Links 10/8/14

The Abortion Gang has a guest post by Canadian Mel Waters in which she describes her experience in Colorado for an elective abortion after 24 weeks at Warren Hern’s clinic. The story is sad on many levels.

It was a long physical recovery; the mental scars have been a longer journey, and after 4 years I am still working through it. I can’t close my eyes at night without reliving the whole thing again, I still have nightmares!

Cosmopolitian magazine has endorsed....drumroll.....Wendy Davis (I know big surprise right?)  The start of the story mentions the pink shoes as if that’s a reason to vote for her. 
An 11-hour filibuster. A bold stand for women in a red state. Those pink tennis shoes.
They’d probably call other media outlets sexist for mentioning the shoes. 

The end of this sentence caught my eye.
A Davis governorship would represent all Texans, including those who are traditionally underserved by Austin, setting the state on the road to restoring basic women's health care and ensuring that the children women do choose to have are cared for.

Why the need to mention “the children women do choose to have”?  Why not just say "ensuring that children are cared for”?  Cosmo concedes the reality that women are aborting "children" they don’t want. 

An abortion clinic in El Paso is shut down again after being open for part of the day on Saturday after they received an exemption that was meant for another clinic in El Paso.  In another example of how abortion is a business, the clinic isn’t referring women to the abortion clinic in El Paso but instead to one of their affiliated clinics in New Mexico. 
They are not completely closed, though. They still take walk-ins and phone calls and instruct women requiring an abortion to go to their clinic in New Mexico.