1. Connecticut Becomes Latest State With Abortion-Statutory Rape Coverup
Also described here.
Last week, a suburban Cincinnati Planned Parenthood was sued by a teenage girl who accuses it of covering up her sexual victimization by her father...Oh, yeah. "Choice" is suuuucccchhh a good thing.
In February, a Kansas pro-life group filed a complaint with the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts alleging that Kansas City abortion practitioner Sherman Zaremski failed to report the rape of an 11-year old girl that resulted in a pregnancy. After the abortion, Zaremski allegedly allowed the girl to return to her stepfather, Robert Estrada, who sexually abused the young girl and her sister over several years. The abuse resulted in four pregnancies, according to the group and the young girl in question later gave birth to twins on her 12th birthday.
NOTE the absence of major media coverage on all these. Go ahead. Google-News them. See how little you can find.
That second Cincinnati link has a place for comments, as well as these lovely quotes:
It was one of the worst cases of child abuse Warren County Prosecutor Rachel Hutzel has ever seen - and she has seen a few..."By failing to report it and giving her an abortion and birth-control pills, [Planned Parenthood] sent her home with [her abusive father] and he abused her for another year and a half," she said. "That had to have been one of the darkest days of her life. She has just had an abortion, now she has to get back in the car and go home with him."Bloggers who've gotten to this first this month are Valerie at 2secondsfaster.com and Jill Stanek, possibly others.
"[The victim] tried to put an end to this abuse,"
said [her attorney] Brian Hurley, "by informing a Planned Parenthood employee that she has been forced to have sex and to do things she did not want to do. Tragically for her, Planned Parenthood's 'don't ask, don't tell' policy was in full force."
2. Roe v. Wade Loses Public Support: The more people understand about the court ruling, the more likely they are to be pro-life:
After being informed that Roe v. Wade allows abortion under all of these circumstances* [*see below for explicit conditions], voters in red states switched to wanting Roe overturned, while voters in blue states remained opposed to overturning Roe. Among voters in all states, initial opposition to overturning Roe stood at 55 to 34 percent; after discussing the conditions that are currently legal, the margin against overturning Roe dropped to 48 to 43 percent. Among red state voters, initial opposition was 50 to 39 percent. After discussing currently legal conditions, voters in red states switched to wanting Roe overturned by 47 to 44 percent. Voters in blue states initially did not want Roe overturned by a 61 to 27 percent margin; after the discussion opposition in blue states remained at 53 to 39 percent.Further detail here.
• The pregnancy endangers the life of the woman
• The pregnancy poses a threat to the physical health of the woman
• The pregnancy resulted from rape or incest
• The fetus has a serious physical or mental deformity
• The woman does not like the gender of the fetus
• The woman thinks a child would interfere with her education or career plans
• The fetus has a physical abnormality that could be repaired, such as a cleft palate
• The woman feels she cannot afford to raise a child
• The woman has all the children she wants
• The woman feels she is not yet ready to raise a child
• The woman is not married
• The pregnancy could cause depression or pose other mental health problems