A 65 year-old Wisconsin man who once testified before State Legislators that he received personal visions and messages from God is being prosecuted by the federal government and faces life in prison. Ralph W. Lang, who was arrested in 2011 for plotting to kill abortion doctors at Planned Parenthood, has been re-indicted by the Federal Government.Read more »
A teacher at the University at Buffalo arrested for speaking out against a graphic anti-abortion ad.Read more »
Nevade judge rules on whether or not a mentally disabled woman will be forced to have an abortion, though she and her family want to keep the baby.Read more »
New York City is the abortion capital of America. More than 40 percent of pregnancies in New York City end in abortion (excluding miscarriages), nearly twice the national rate. The abortion rate among the city’s black residents is a jaw-dropping 60 percent. In 2009, New York City saw more than 87,000 abortions—one roughly every six minutes.Read more »
A pro-life, family-values congressman who worked as a doctor before winning election as a Tea Party-backed Republican had an affair with a patient and later pressured her to get an abortion, according to a phone call transcript obtained by The Huffington Post. The congressman, Rep. Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee, was trying to save his marriage at the time, according to his remarks on the call, made in September of 2000. And, according to three independent sources familiar with the call and the recording, he made the tape himself.Read more »
Just when you thought the religious right couldn’t get any crazier, with its personhood amendments and its attacks on contraception, here comes the academic left with an even crazier idea: after-birth abortion.Read more »
Should a man be able to "opt out" of having a child if a woman has a "right to choose"
Should be a good discussion!Read more »
Earlier this year, Mitt Romney nearly landed in a politically perilous controversy when the Huffington Post reported that in 1999 the GOP presidential candidate had been part of an investment group that invested $75 million in Stericycle, a medical-waste disposal firm that has been attacked by anti-abortion groups for disposing aborted fetuses collected from family planning clinics.Read more »
Michigan lawmakers approve key parts of hardline anti-abortion law package - Michigan lawmakers have voted in favour of key parts of anti-abortion laws that pro-choice campaigners claim could shut down most abortion clinics in the state. The state's House of Representatives voted by 70 to 39 in favour of the main new piece of proposed legislation on Wednesday, with two more bills still awaiting votes. The law is now set to move to the state's Senate in September and is likely to put Michigan are the forefront of America's battle over abortion rights.Read more »
NOTE: There are women who survive by taking certain medications, and if they are raped or a condom breaks, and they get pregnant, they can't take that medication- resulting in life-threatening consequences.
As a side discussion, check out this link below, about the semen law and its friends, a while back. Ironically, it was a joke, and anyone who is "pro-life" would find these laws laughable. The reality is, however, that we're taking one side seriously and not the other, and for completely gendered reasons.Read more »
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