Happy December and Happy Hanukkah to our Jewish readers.
Domestic News: A federal judge rejected a lawsuit by Liberty University regarding the recently passed federal healthcare overhaul stating that they did not see enough evidence to sustain their claim that the legislation would require abortion funding. Dr. Leroy Carhart is officially moving to Maryland to perform late term abortions. Following Nebraska's recent legislation prohibiting most abortions after 20 weeks, Dr. Carhart decided to move his operation to Maryland. As a Maryland resident, I'm outraged and hope locals fight to keep the disgusting procedure out of my home state. Pro-Life groups, including the Americans United for Life Action, are publicly lobbying Republican House Leadership to prevent Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI) from becoming the new Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee citing his views on life issues. The committee's scope can be reviewed here. Upton's rankings by abortion issues groups can be found here.
International News: Argentina is having its first debate on legalizing abortion in the nation's history. 50 lawmakers in the Argentinian House of Deputies has co-sponsored legislation which would legalize abortion in the first 12 weeks of a pregnancy. The Commission of Penal Legislation is set to look at the legislation when the next legislative session begins. Debate continues in Canada regarding Roxanne's Law, a law to prohibit coerced abortions. Women have been testifying in favor of it before Parliament.
Discussion Topic: Sorry, my brain's a little fried with all the traveling I've been doing lately. Not sure what discussion topic to post - so take this to be an open discussion topic. Discuss the news, the topics I've brought up, or anything else you want to discuss.