Morning Roundup: Antichoice Terrorist Running for President to Show Graphic TV Ads

Beth Saunders

Randall Terry wants to show aborted fetuses during the 2012 SuperBowl, Steve King wants to know if HHS is giving telemedicine grant money to PP of the Heartland, two thumbs up for an Iowa state rep standing up for women, and how many women try to self-abort?

Randall Terry wants to show aborted fetuses during the 2012 SuperBowl, Steve King wants to know if HHS is giving telemedicine grant money to PP of the Heartland, two thumbs up for an Iowa state rep standing up for women, and how many women try to self-abort?

  • Antichoice terrorist Randall Terry is running for president. Specifically, he’s running for president to show graphic ads during the 2012 SuperBowl. (Federal law requires stations to show the ads of candidates running for office.) Terry used that stunt as “campaign manager” for Missy Smith, who ran against Eleanor Holmes Norton in Washington, DC, this past November. Smith’s ads, were, in fact, shown on television. Raw Story has a sample of one of Terry’s “ads” that compares abortion to child slavery, the holocaust, lynchings and more – complete with images. Terry will be announcing his “candidacy” in front of the Holocaust museum in DC tomorrow.
  • Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is asking the Department of Health and Human Services to look into whether any federal grant money went to Planned Parenthood of the Heartland for their telemedicine program. On the surface, it’s fairly clear that no federal dollars were used, but that isn’t stopping King from riling up anti-choice members of Congress for an investigation.
  • A round of applause for Iowa state representative Beth Wessel-Kroeschell, who is standing up for women’s health and rights by questioning the science and motives behind abortion ban legislation in her state. According to the Des Moines Register, “Wessel-Kroeschell questioned the language, intent and scientific evidence of more than a dozen points in the bill. The subcommittee agreed to reconvene sometime next week after members have a chance to gather information to answer the questions.” The legislation aims to make abortion illegal after 20 weeks gestation. In 2009, there were six abortions in Iowa after that period.
  • Slate sheds light on two new studies about women who self-abort. Estimates are that between 2-4.5% of women who go to a clinic initially tried to induce abortion themselves.

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