Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Midweek News Roundup: 02/23/11

Domestic News: Following the horrors involving Gosnell in Pennsylvania, legislators in Delaware are looking to enact safety and health regulations regarding abortion clinics. The bill would require clinics to be registered with the state and inspected regularly. In Indiana, an informed consent law passed the State Senate. The bill would require doctors to inform patients of the pain the unborn feel during an abortion and information on the risks of infection, hemorrhage, breast cancer, and infertility. A controversial new billboard is up in New York City. The billboard is sponsored by the group Life Always and states, "The Most Dangerous Place for an African American is in the womb." This is in reference to the significantly higher percentage of abortions performed on African-American women. The billboard is causing quite a bit of discussion on both sides of the aisle.

International News: In the United Kingdom, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists are releasing new guidelines which state that doctors are required to mention that there is no connection between abortion and breast cancer. A number of women in the United States and Australia have won law suits with doctors who did not disclose that there is a connection between the two. In other news out of the UK, a bid by women trying to be allowed to take the abortion pill at home was rejected by the courts. Those seeking to use the abortion pill are still required to visit a doctor twice, once for each pill. Canadian pop star Justin Bieber is facing backlash following the revelation that he believes that abortion is wrong.

Discussion Topic: What pro-life celebrities do you admire? Are there any pro-life celebrities that you admire?

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