Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Midweek News Roundup: 08/10/11

I feel like I'm lazing it in tonight, but here are some quick news items from the US and abroad.

Domestic News: With the GOP primary readily approaching, Iowans and some GOP hopefuls help explain what abortion has to do with the economy. Check out the videos. For the first time in Maryland history, abortion clinics will be regulated. According to the Gazette, "...if the new regulations are enacted, the state would know the location of abortion clinics, inspect them and have the authority to investigate complaints against them."

International News: In the United Kingdom, new statistics show that for every one adoption 2,235 abortions are being performed. China is working on dealing with their gender imbalance. How? By cracking down on gender selective abortions. Currently the gender ratio is 100 girls for every 119 boys. Sex-selective abortion is rampant in India, specifically in urban areas where ratios are so bad that for every 1,000 boys born, 764 girls are born (Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand).

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