Roundup: Abortion Provider’s Widow Speaks Out


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 WGRZ.com. 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
penalties."


Of
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
violence.

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
laws.


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. 

OTHER NEWS TO NOTE:


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: Canada.com:Law 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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  • invalid-0

    Thanks to both for being a part of the struggle to protect women’s rights. Yes we can!/Si se puede!

    As far as Sotomayor goes, if a judge isn’t from the extremist Roberts-Alito-Thomas-Scalia-Kennedy camp, he/she is an “activist” according to the cons. It’s one of their favorite old chestnuts.

    Let’s feed that chestnut to the squirrels.

  • invalid-0

    Thank you Mrs. Slepian, for speaking out. I hope that this law becomes Federal, we must press our Congresspeople and Senators and not be silent! How many more people are going to be killed by virilant anti-choicers? We must protect choice in every way that we can, otherwise, there won’t be any choice even if it is legal. Also, we need to call it Domestic Terrorism, which is what the killing of abortion providers is!!

  • harry834

    They are doing a lot of work with protecting clinics and also have different projects so that a person can direct their donation towards certain projects, such as clinic protection or helping women tell their stories about their abortion experiences.

    See all projects: http://prochoice.org/support/directyourgift.html

    I chose to direct my gift to “where it is needed most”

    Unfortunately, I am only able to donate $10/month since I am already donating monthly to the LGBT equality group, Equality Maine (who have recently won marriage and are trying to keep it, ballot measure coming) and to a save the children fund for a kid living in Latin America.

    Can someone here donate more than $10 a month? I know times are tough, but I’ming hoping that some will at least try 12/month or 13/month.

    Then when times are better, you can increase slowly (ie to 17/month, 23/month, etc.)

    Please donate at 12/month to NAF or someother place. Compassion, empathy, and justice are only as successful as they are funded.

  • http://www.adwido.com invalid-0

    I agree with stricter laws on any crime committed out of hate or difference in opinion. The law needs to encourage people to deal with their frustrations in a non-violent manner.

    Adwido