Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Midweek News Roundup: 02/09/11

Domestic News: New videos from LiveAction have been released from a New York Planned Parenthood. Like the other undercover videos from New Jersey, the Planned Parenthood was willing to assist a person who described themselves as a sex trafficker of underage, non-English speaking girls. Kermit Gosnell may face the death penalty for his crimes. Prosecutors are considering all options, including seeking the death penalty. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for today. Following in the footsteps of Nebraska and Georgia, legislators in Iowa are proposing legislation to prohibit abortion after 20 weeks based on when the fetus can feel pain. It's currently facing a hurdle in committee where 2 pro-life legislators say they oppose the legislation because it doesn't go far enough, they want a complete ban on abortions.

International News: The abortion rate in Israel has dropped 19% in recent years according to government statistics. On average, 40,000 abortions are performed annually in Israel. A new poll of lawmakers in Brazil shows that a majority oppose easing restrictions on abortions. Headlines were made last year when now President Dilma Rousseff voiced support for legalizing abortion under certain circumstances. She has since promised that she would not push for legislation easing restrictions on abortions.

Thoughts / opinions on this week's articles are welcome.


Jessica said...

Re: legislators say they oppose the legislation

Sigh, this is discouraging when pro-lifers do this. The local pro-life group - or I should say the Christians for Life group has a hard time doing things because some in the group won't even meet at a Catholic church. Those same churches refused to do 40 Days for Life because it was "too Catholic". Then it isn't about saving babies and helping women, it becomes about politics. I actually left the group because of the in-fighting.

Any step towards abortion becoming outlawed is a good step.

Matthew Newman said...

The Ranter - that's how I feel. The "it's not pro-life enough" argument is moot. It's a step in the right direction and that should be lauded, not fought.