Ultrasound Law in Oklahoma
On Tuesday, an Oklahoma judge heard arguments against the ultrasound
law that requires women who want to terminate a pregnancy to get an
ultrasound an hour before getting the abortion, The Associated Press reported. The law’s opponents said it is "the most extreme law in the country."
A major aspect of the argument is what the doctor must tell a woman
about the fetus during an ultrasound. Abortion rights advocates said
the guidelines are unclear, but supporters of the law said it is very
clear what information a doctor should provide his patient: The
dimensions of the fetus, cardiac activity and
arms, legs and internal organs, according to The AP.
The judge said she would make a ruling August 18.
The White House’s "Reality Check" Site
The White House
launched their very own ‘Reality Check’ Web site Tuesday, a site
offering information about health care reform, and clearing up any
"rumors and scare tactics," according to U.S. News and World Report.
One of the "rumors or scare tactics" is whether it fund abortions, but
there is no information regarding abortion anywhere on the site.
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It discusses issues like euthanasia, health care rationing,
individuals’ current health care plans, if it will be a burden for
small businesses and Medicare. But abortion is not even mentioned.
A New Abortion Provider in Kansas
LeRoy Carhart, a Nebraska abortion provider and friend of Dr. George
Tiller, wants to open a late-term abortion clinic in Wichita, where
Tiller’s clinic was located, reported the Idahostatesman.com. Carhart also provided late-term abortions at Tiller’s clinic.
Abortion opponents are already fighting back, asking state regulators
to reexamine complaints accusing Carhart of violating a law requiring a
second opinion from an independent doctor before performing a late-term
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August 11: LifeSiteNews: USCCB Pro-Life Office: No Health Care Reform while Abortion Mandate Remains
August 11: The Gazette: Bolduc backs down on abortion clinics
August 11: LifeSiteNews: Catholic Charities Refuses to Oppose Obama Health Care Bill
August 11: Catholic Spirit: Weighing in on national health care reform
August 11: Kansas Liberty: Carhart says he sees Kansas as a ‘cheaper’ place to perform abortions
August 11: Red State: Catholic Bishops: If Obamacare Funds Abortion, We Oppose Obamacare
August 11: Virginia Tomorrow: Abortion Politics in Virginia Gubernatorial Races: A Primer
August 11: Newsbusters: CNN: Illegal Immigrants, Abortion, Constitution Aren’t Related to Health Care
August 11: Choices Campus Blog:New Poll: Anti-choicers are NOT the majority
August 11: LifeNews: Harris Poll Shows Strong Shift to Pro-Life Position on Abortion, Roe v. Wade
August 11: Thunder TV: Abortion Law Challenged
August 11: U.S. News & World Report: White House ‘Reality Check’ Site on Healthcare Silent on Abortion
August 11: Houma Today: Don’t support plan for more abortions
August 11: Examiner: Why are young evangelicals "more pro-life but anti-religious right?"
August 11: Spero News: White House dishonest on abortion in healthcare
August 11: Catholic News Agency: Obama wants abortion coverage in reform bill, Catholic League charges
August 11: The Frisky: Girl Talk: The Condom Commandments
August 11: Atlantic: More Reasons Why I Oppose National Health Care
August 11: Christian NewsWire: Susan B. Anthony List Praises Pro-Life Leadership of Eunice Kennedy Shriver
August 11: Catholic News Agency: Catholic college’s ‘no contraceptives’ healthcare policy is discriminatory, EEOC charges
August 11: LifeNews: Sponsor of "Common Ground" Abortion Bill Bashes Pro-Life Advocates in Fundraiser
August 11: LifeNews: Former Pro-Life Senate Leader Says 2010 Elections May Provide Pro-Life Boost
August 11: LifeNews: Pro-Life Women’s Group Mourns Today’s Passing of Eunice Kennedy Shriver
August 11: News On 6:Oral arguments made in abortion lawsuit
August 11: Our Bodies, Ourselves: Anti-Abortion Militants Visit George Tiller’s Killer – And Women’s Health Advocates Ask Why
August 11: Spero News: The Fault Line hasn’t changed for abortion
August 10: FOX News: FOXSexpert: Sexual Double Standards
August 10: Idaho Statesman:Abortion opponents start to fight Nebraska doctor planning clinic in Kansas
August 11: Metro Catholic: Respect Life Program Packet for 2009-10 Now Available