Domestic News: As reported last week, Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) signed into law legislation specifically aimed at crisis pregnancy centers in New York City. On Friday, March 18, the Alliance Defense Fund filed a suit against the city regarding this bill. The ADF says that the bill, "threatens non-medical, pro-life pregnancy care centers with steep fines and potential closure if they don’t post signs and publish in their ads that the city health department encourages women to go elsewhere.” As reported last week, similar legislation was found unconstitutional in Maryland. In Texas, abortion advocates are attacking some billboards promoted by pro-life groups trying to call attention to the higher abortion rate among African-American women. Using language specifically done to incite attention, the billboard displayed the following:
Similar billboards designed to spark discussion and raise awareness in New York City were attacked by abortion advocates and pulled within one week. Governor Dennis Daugaard (R) of South Dakota signed a law requiring a 72 hour waiting period before an abortion can be performed. State's Attorneys and private investors are already ready to fight the legal fight to defend this legislation, according to Governor Daugaard.
Baby Joseph: For those of you who have been following this story, LifeSiteNews has a great article detailing the plight of baby Joseph, his flight to the US, and his recovery to date. Check it out if you'd like to learn more.