Domestic News: Lawmakers in New Jersey were unable to override a line-item veto from Governor Chris Christie (R) of Planned Parenthood funding. Only 24 State Senators voted to overturn Christie's veto. LifeNews compiled abortion statistics from Planned Parenthood showing the number of abortions they are performing a year. The numbers are staggering - as is a chart showing the increase in the early 2000s. To put it in perspective - there were over 100,000 more abortions performed in 2009 than in 1999. Ohio may be the next state to ban abortions after 20 weeks. Lawmakers are expected to approve the measure today and Governor Kasich (R) is expected to sign the measure. Abortionists in Kansas are seeking a court ruling to prevent new safety requirements from going into effect.
International News: In Poland, pro-life activists have reportedly collected 600,000 signatures in a 2 week timeframe to push forward a measure to prohibit all abortions in the country. They were given three months to collect 100,000 signatures and appear to have far surpassed the requirement. As I am unfamiliar with the Polish legal system, I am not sure exactly what the next step is in the legal process. Despite recent relaxing of abortion laws, it appears that the abortion rate in Spain has been dropping. The report specifically shows that teenagers are choosing life at a higher rate.