Welcome to March. Here's your midweek news roundup.
Domestic News: On Monday in Texas, the State Senate passed a bill requiring women to see an ultrasound of the baby prior to an abortion. The House will be reviewing a similar bill today. If passed, it will go to a conference committee to deal with the differences between the two bills. Last week, I discussed a controversial pro-life billboard in New York City. The billboard, paid for by the group Life Always, has come down this week. The billboard said, "The Most Dangerous Place for an African American is in the womb," a reference to the higher abortion rate among African American women.
International News: In the United Kingdom, new guidelines for doctors will not only require doctors to tell patients that there is no link between breast cancer and abortion, but also that abortion is a safer option than continuing a pregnancy to term. Not surprisingly, these new requirements are being slammed as unscientific and partisan. Chile received an international protector of life award from the International Protect Life Committee of the United Nations. Chile has the lowest maternal mortality rate in Latin America.
Discussion Topic: Where do you feel pro-life activists are most effective, at a local or national government level?