Abortion and David Barton’s Theometeorology

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It is all over Twitter. Salon and Right Wing Watch have stories about David Barton's claim that legal abortion has triggered climate change and all sorts of other weather problems. Barton's theometeorological pronouncement came during an appearance on Kenneth Copeland's television broadcast. You can watch the segment here where he begins talking about abortion and the weather at about 18:55. Watch until the end to get the context.At that point, Kenneth Copeland says that storms and … [Read more...]

Did Limited Access to Abortions Keep Kermit Gosnell in Business?

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On one hand, the responses of Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) have not surprised me. Because they are advocacy groups, I expected them to defend abortion even as they applauded the verdicts.On the other hand, I wondered if perhaps they would seek some common ground. Surely, everyone should be able to agree that killing babies after they are born should be condemned.  In addition, it seems that all concerned should welcome strict enforcement of laws … [Read more...]

Kermit Gosnell Found Guilty of Murder and Other Charges

A variety of sources are reporting what is emerging from Philadelphia. The first source I saw was this tweet from J.D. Mullane, reporter for the Bucks County Courier Times who is in the court room.Phila abortionist Kermit #Gosnell guilty 1st degree murder in 3 of 4 babies.— jdmullane (@jdmullane) May 13, 2013Here is the AP story which provides more details.According to Mullane, he is guilty of most of the other 200-plus counts against him.#Gosnell also found guilty on most of the mo … [Read more...]

Media Blackout on the Kermit Gosnell Case May Be Lifting

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The local Philadelphia press has been covering the case, but today Yahoo news carried a lengthy reprint of a story on Gosnell's trial first published by The Atlantic. Slate's Dave Weigel also wrote about the case and the lack of coverage. #Gosnell is now trending on Twitter. In what could be titled, "Confessions of a Pro-Choice Journalist," add Daily Beast to that list. Now WaPo...I was glad to see these articles which pull no punches in reporting the case of Gosnell who performed abortions … [Read more...]

NJ abortion clinic mentioned in Planned Parenthood sting has troubled history

In the Planned Parenthood expose video revealed today, clinic manager Amy Woodruff (who has now lost her job) refers to the Metropolitan Medical Associates (the actor on the video says Metropolitan Medical Association but this appears to be the same place) as a place where teens can get an abortion with minimal oversight and no identification.After being down for at least a couple of days, the MMA website is now working. One may also find a link to the clinic at NewJerseyabortion.com, a … [Read more...]

Planned Parenthood video generates controversy (UPDATED)

UPDATE: The clinic manager at the center of this controversy, Amy Woodruff, has been fired. Planned Parenthood condemned the manager's actions but also had harsh words for Live Action, the group that conducted the sting.....CBS News covers the controversy over the Planned Parenthood video released today showing a PP clinic manager referring a man posing as a pimp to an abortion clinic where underage abortions can be secured, and appearing to help the actors skirt the law.An … [Read more...]

Did the Hyde Amendment keep Kermit Gosnell in business?

By now, the facts are well known. Kermit Gosnell, a physician in charge of Women’s Medical Society in West Philadelphia, was charged last week with the deaths of a former patient via a botched abortion and seven infants who were born alive and then murdered. The grand jury report of the investigation is here and another post on the matter is here.Some pro-choice advocates are blaming restrictions on abortion and abortion funding, such as the Hyde Amendment for the tragedy. For instance, Am … [Read more...]

PA Senate to hold hearings on failure of abortion clinic regulation

I just received this statement from Erik Arneson, Communications and Policy Director for Sen Dominic Pileggi, PA Senate Majority Leader, Speaking about the case of Kermit Gosnell and the grand jury report on the atrocities alleged at the Women's Medical Society in Philadelphis, Arneson said:The grand jury report shows a massive systematic failure by the state agencies responsible for overseeing this facility. We intend to hold at least one public hearing to examine the problems in detail.I … [Read more...]


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