Domestic News: Planned Parenthood released some statistics recently in a fact sheet format. The facts? In 2008, Planned Parenthood performed 324,008 abortions and received $349.6 million in our tax dollars. The President of Planned Parenthood also received a salary of over $300k in that same time period. In 2009, Congressman Mike Pence tried to defund Planned Parenhood, but the bill has sat in committee since it was proposed. In Michigan, many Planned Parenthood locations were denied renewals on their leases. In Fargo, North Dakota, authorities are investigating whether or not unlicensed doctors were performing abortions at the state's sole abortion clinic. The doctor's license expired in June 2010 in North Dakota and the police are investigating whether or not this doctor performed abortions without a medical license.
International News: A 22 year old British woman was recently interviewed because she had 4 abortions in the past 3 years. One of these four abortions was a late-term abortion performed during the 22nd week of pregnancy. In Ireland and Italy, abortions are on the decline. From 2002 to 2009, the Irish abortion rate dropped by 29%. In 1982 at its peak, over 230,000 abortions were performed annually. In 2009, that number was halved. The Chinese island province of Hainan is trying to ban abortions after 14 weeks; after which point state permission will be required to obtain an abortion if the law passes.
Discussion Topic: I know it's not pro-life news related - but today is Veteran's Day. Please remember our nation's veterans and the service they have provided for our country. They are the reason we have the right to protest and speak our mind.