Operation Rescue President Wants to Purchase Tiller’s Clinic
Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue, a group that has fought for years to close Dr. Tiller’s abortion clinic, told the New York Times
Wednesday the group is considering purchasing the building and turning
it into a memorial, "a tribute to all the babies," Newman said.
According to the NYT, Operation Rescue’s national headquarters in Wichita is another former abortion clinic Newman owns.
He told NYT:
"That is hallowed ground," Mr. Newman…said of Dr. Tiller’s clinic. "It’s iconic of the abortion movement, of
abortion itself. It holds memories, sorrowful memories for countless
women and for the babies that have died there. You can’t turn it into a
coffee shop. You wouldn’t pave over Auschwitz or Dachau."
The Tiller family’s lawyer called the proposal a publicity stunt.
Carhart, a Nebraska abortion provider who also performed abortions at
Tiller’s clinic in Wichita, said he would perform third-trimester
abortions in Kansas after Tiller’s murder, but did not give details as
to whether it would be at Tiller’s clinic or at a new location.
A Young, Single and Pregnant Woman Needs Advice
A 22-year-old college graduate, who is also starting graduate school, wrote an e-mail to the New York Times Motherlode Blog
asking for advice about her pregnancy. Without family nearby or a
boyfriend to support her, Emmie does not know whether she should keep
her child, put the baby up for adoption or terminate the pregnancy.
In her e-mail, Emmie writes:
People talk about teen pregnancy all the time, but I’m no Bristol
Palin. I don’t have parents or siblings to help out. I don’t have a
boyfriend that wants to see the child. But I am financially stable (for
a grad student) and I have a college education. I’m a good person and
everyone agrees that I’d be a great mom but I just don’t know what’s
the smart play here. I always assumed I would be a single mom (I’m not
a huge fan of marriage) but this is about 6 years too early. Everyone
is being so supportive and saying "congratulations" but that doesn’t
necessarily make me feel better.
Do I really want to have a baby at 22? Do I really want to have this
guy’s child? Can I finish my master’s and raise a newborn? Can I do it
alone? Will I be happy?
The White House May Support Act That Aims to Reduce Abortions
In the US News blogger Dan Gilgoff’s latest post,
he suggests that sponsors of the Pregnant Women Support Act are
becoming more optimistic about gaining White House support. The Act’s
purpose is to provide provide assistance to distressed pregnant women
and is backed by anti-abortion groups like Southern Baptist Convention,
the U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops and Democrats for Life, according
said although Planned Parenthood has not come out against the Act, it
is opposed to the sections of the bill that are meant to persuade women
to forgo abortion. Instead, Planned Parenthood wants to "inform
pregnant women of options but not influence them either way," the blog said.
also says the recent appointment of Alexis Kelley of Catholics in
Alliance for the Common Good, which opposes abortion, to head the
Department of Health and Human Services is leading sponsors of the bill
to be hopeful.
OTHER NEWS TO NOTE:
June 11: Zanesville Times-Recorder:Abortion must be outlawed
June 11: Grand Forks Herald: Outspoken N.D. anti-abortion activist Habiger dies
June 11: Globe and Mail: Withdrawal gaining favour as birth-control method
June 10: Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Morning Sickness Drug Gets Green Light in Study
June 11: Informante: Alcohol, HIV what’s the fuss
June 11: Catholic Exchange: By His Fruits You Shall Know Him: A Defense of Christopher West
June 11: Citi FM Online: 500 JHS, SHS girls involved in abortion
June 10: NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland Blog: Hateful Rhetoric Dehumanizes Providers
June 11: Goole Courier: Campaign to reduce teen pregnancy
June 5: WSJ: Absence of Aggravators: Why Scott Roeder Isn’t Death Penalty Eligible
June 11: Arizona Republic: Arizona GOP advances limits on abortion
June 11: Healthcare Republic:Sexual health is still a Cinderella service
June 11: Boston Globe: Caritas insurance deal faces changes
June 11: Bay Windows: Pro-gay, pro-choice
June 10: Christianity Today: U.S. News: Pregnant Women Support Act May Have White House Support
June 10: Topeka Capital-Journal:Tiller’s slaying no help to pro-life message
June 10: NYTimes Motherlode Blog: Young, Single and Pregnant – What Now?
June 10: AP: Ore. lawmaker wants charges for killing unborn
June 10: Ruth Institute: Nancy Pelosi’s New Ideology: Condom-ism
June 10: Soul Salon Blog: MTV’s New Show: Sometimes the Truth isn’t Easy
June 10: NWTN Today: Construction of LifeBeat’s center is a labor of love for volunteers
June 10: NYTimes: Abortion Rights and the Constitution
June 10: Calls for Action: What’s The Role for Religion in Reducing the Need for/Number of Abortions?
June 11: LA Times: Study finds little risk from a morning sickness medication
June 10: BeliefNet:Tiller’s clinic to be anti-abortion museum?
June 10: NRO:Sotomayor and Abortion
June 10: CBS 3: New Contraceptive Ring Shows Promise Against AIDS
June 10: National Post: Barbara Kay: The abortion issue we’re ignoring
June 10: Feministing: Read the Fine Print: It Might Save Your Life
June 10: American Spectator: An Abortion Extremist in Moderate Clothing
June 10: NYTimes: Opponent of Abortion May Buy Closed Clinic
June 11: Times of India: Adoption body orders inquiry into US case
June 10: American Prospect: ABORTION REDUCTION GAMESMANSHIP
June 10: Fem 2.0: dr. george tiller: a life lived on the line
June 10: Politico: Religious Right is left behind
June 10: Natural Family Planning Blog: NFP Awareness Week is Six Weeks Away
June 10: Reuters: Murder leaves just two U.S. clinics for late abortions
June 10: BeliefNet: Abortion and civil rights
June 10: Kansas City/Wire Services: Both sides of abortion issue look beyond closing of Tiller’s clinic
June 10: Catholic Culture: PERUVIAN BISHOPS PROTEST CANADIAN CATHOLIC AGENCY’S SUPPORT FOR ‘PRO-CHOICE’ WORK
June 10: Catholic News Agency: Contraception and debt relief tackled by Catholic-Anglican dialogue
June 10: Ada Evening News: Teen pregnancy rates on the rise
June 10: Dane101: Pharmacists should do their job
June 10: Slate: Vaginal Probes — Abortion, morality, and the law.
June 10: Times-Herald: Pro-life … pro-choice
June 10: Lawrence Journal-World: Pro-life protest
June 10: CTV.ca: At-home prenatal gender test raises concerns
June 10: BeliefNet: Is protesting against abortion a hate crime?
June 10: Alternet/Earth Island Journal: Why My Vasectomy Will Help Save the Earth’s Resources
June 10: CNS News: D.C. Abortion Funding Ban is in Danger of Being Side-Stepped