Roundup: Abortion Provider’s Widow Speaks Out

Amy Dempsey

Abortion Provider's Widow Speaks Out; Spanish Bishops Get Involved in Abortion Fight; Democrats and Republicans Disagree About Sotomayor

Abortion Provider’s Widow Speaks Out
Lynne Slepian, the widow
of a physician who provided abortions who was killed in 1998, appeared
in Albany, NY, Thursday to support a proposed New York state bill that
would stiffen punishments for acts of violence against abortion
providers and clinics by elevating violence that resulted in physical
harm from misdemeanors to felonies, according to Assemblyman Sam Hoyt, who proposed the bill, said, "New York state would be the first in the nation to recognize the
serious nature of these crimes by passing a law that creates enhanced

course, anti-choice advocates like Operation Rescue oppose the bill and
called it "’unconstitutional in America’ to afford special privileges
to certain groups of people."

The article also said that Slepian family attorney Glenn Murray said the proposed bill is
something Dr. Bart Slepian sought before he was shot "sniper style" in his home. According to Murray, the
enhanced penalties would not impact peaceful protests, only acts of

Spanish Bishops Get Involved in Abortion Fight
The Associated Press
reported that Catholic bishops in Madrid are urging Catholic lawmakers
to vote against a bill that would ease Spain’s restrictive abortion

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At the Spanish Bishops Conference, members described the
bill, which would allow abortions without restrictions up until the
14th week of a pregnancy, as "a poisoned source of immorality and
injustice." However, the Socialist government argues that abortion is a
right that should be protected by the state, according to the article.

Despite the bishops’ opposition, the bill is expected to be passed next week.

Democrats and Republicans Disagree About Sotomayor

A recent Daily Women’s Health Policy Report
reports that Senate Democrats circulated talking points that
demonstrated Sotomayor’s "mainstream record of judicial modesty,"
according to the AP/Miami Herald.


A quote from Sotomayor also suggested that the nominee makes decisions
based on the Constitution rather than on politics. According to the AP/Miami Herald
article, members from both political parties are trying to define
Sotomayor before the upcoming hearing, scheduled for July 13.
Conservatives called her an "activist" when they described her work
with Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Educational Fund and support for
abortion rights. 


June 18: EGP News: Latino Teens Say Parents Affect Decisions About Sex

June 18: LifeSiteNews: Pro-Faith, Pro-Life Broadway Play, Irena’s Vow, Receives Critical Acclaim

June 18: Citizen Link: Pro-Life Provisions Remain in Key Legislation

June 18: Wilmington News Journal: Family Planning Clinic to close

June 18: Examiner:How is killing a doctor saving a life?

June 18: Pregnancy "options" counselors:Give birth!

June 18: HuffPo: Note to O’Reilly: Women Deserve Protections — Not Fetuses

June 18: Boston Globe: Catholic bishops urge immigration reform

June 19: Orlando Sentinel: We asked you: Should Florida offer a "pro-choice" license plate?

June 18: Women’s Media Center:Let PBS Know You Support Maria Hinojosa’s Report

June 18: Our Bodies Ourselves: The Role of Medical Education in Preserving Abortion Access

June 19: AP: Republican: Will Sotomayor represent ‘all of us’?

June 18: gives ‘bubble zone’ protection to B.C. abortion seekers, providers

June 18: WGRZ: Widow of Slain Abortion Doctor Pushes for Tougher Laws

June 18: NARAL Pro-Choice MD Blog: Mississippi Funds Abstinence Summit

June 18: Pro-Choice Oklahoma: Prevention ad from Planned Parenthood…

June 18: Christian Science Monitor: Bristol Palin and other teen moms: New trendsetters?

June 18: LifeSiteNews:Pro-Abortion Contributions Revealed Among Boston Catholic Hospital Board Members

June 18: Business Management Daily: Tell bosses: Keep family planning and pregnancy talk out of the workplace

June 18: Winnipeg Sun: SCOC nixes abortion clinic security-zone challenge

June 17: Jezebel: Some People Underestimate The Economic Impact Of Abortion

June 18: National Catholic Reporter:New pro-life Mass wins overwhelming vote by bishops

June 18: HuffPo: Human Rights Council Declares Maternal Death, Illness a Rights Violation

June 18: LifeSiteNews: Campaign Life Coalition’s Pro-Life Petition Campaign a Great Success – 30,500 Signatures, So Far

June 18: HuffPo:A Radical Notion: Women’s Health Care as Mainstream

June 18: WaPo: Why Are Teen Births Rising?

June 18: HuffPo: Regulating Abortion May Be OK But Not To Avoid Sex-Selection

June 17: Pelican Project Pro-Life:In the matter of choice, what is being chosen?

June 18: MetroCatholic: Pro-life Leader Slams Proposed State-Sponsored Sexualization of Latin American Children

June 18: Florida Sun-Sentinel: Ready for sex? Don’t count on condoms here

June 18: WORLDmag: Online forum seeks "common ground"

June 18: Examiner: Common myths about the IUD debunked

June 18: Medical News Today: Lack Of Access To Contraception Persists In Nigeria, Study Finds

June 18: AP:Spanish bishops wade into abortion fight 

June 18: IPS News: Family Planning Not Only For Women

June 18: Catholic News Agency:Planned Parenthood seeks to secure state funding amid California budget woes

June 18: HuffPo: VA High Schooler Suspended Two Weeks For Birth Control 

June 18: Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Students, artists break the mold 

June 18: PRWeb: LifeCare® and Adoption Institute Announce Partnership To Enhance Corporate Services and Best Practices

June 18: Catholic Exchange:Health Care and the Abortion Issue

June 18: East Central Indiana Star-Press:Is Planned Parenthood getting bad rap on abortion?

June 17: Salt Lake Tribune:Planned Parenthood goes green in Orem

June 18: Eau Claire Leader-Telegram: Doyle wrong on contraceptives  

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