Roundup: Tiller Murder Suspect’s Hearing


Tiller Murder Suspect’s Hearing
Scott Roeder, who is charged with the murder of Dr. George Tiller, will
be in court hearing scheduled for Tuesday to hear the evidence against
him. Roeder is charged with first-degree murder and two counts of
aggravated assault, according to The Associated Press.

Dr. Tiller, one of the country’s few late-term abortion providers, was shot May 31 while serving as an usher at his church.

If there is a trial, Roeder’s mental health may be used by defense
attornies. Although Roeder denies that he is mentally ill now, he said
that he was diagnosed with schizophrenia in his late teens, but blames
it on drug use, according to The AP.

In the article,
Roeder said, "Drugs are not a problem. My mental illness came from the
use of drugs…When I quit, I haven’t had any problems."

"In several interviews with The AP, Roeder has stopped just
short of confessing to Tiller’s shooting. While talking at length about
the notion of justifiable homicide against abortion providers, he has
refused to discuss any facts of the case.

Asked if he thinks
Tiller’s shooting was justified, Roeder replied, ‘Well, yeah. The thing
is, how could it not be? Again, you know, he was in the business, and
had been for many years, of taking the lives of unborn children. So if
the lives of born children are worthy of protection, why would not the
lives of unborn children be worthy of protection? That is really what
it comes down to.’"


Sex Educaiton Online
A recent Center for Disease Control report said that one in three
teenagers say they never received information about the different types
of contraception, or ways to use it, by the time they turned 18.

It may be because of the government’s push for abstinence-only sex
education funding that teens are turning to the Internet for
information, according to the examiner.com.

In the CDC’s report, sexually transmitted diseases have increased among
teens, and close to a million young adults were reported to have
gonorrhea, chlamydia or syphilis, the article said.

"There are good companies out there that offer education but with the
good always comes the bad. Predators can easily lurk behind the
computer façade they create and get to our teens this way as well.
Perhaps the answer is not as simple as 1 2 3 in this case.  Perhaps the
best recipe for success is to combine all the ingredients; schools,
parents, and on-line."


Family Guy Abortion Episode
Seth MacFarlane, Family Guy creator, said he is producing an episode
about abortion for the upcoming season. He also said that Fox is
unlikely to air the episode, but he added it will be available on DVD,
according to THR.com.

The article also said that a Fox spokesperson said no decision has been made regarding the episode.

If the episode is not aired, it will be the second time Fox has chosen to not show a Family Guy episode.

The article said:

"It’s exactly the sort of controversy that’s unlikely to wound the
hit series, however. Even if the program never airs on broadcast
television, envelope-pushing content is the show’s specialty and
outrage could boost DVD sales if/when the episode is released on home
video."

OTHER NEWS TO NOTE:

July 27: Wichita Eagle: New Jersey Moms: Cost of overseas adoption prohibitive     

July 27: American Spectator:Abortion Haunting Obama

July 27: Daily Record: New campaign highlights contraception alternatives for women

July 27: The Star: Hope for victims of failed adoption agency 

July 27: NRO: Human Life Is More than a Distraction 

July 25: Daily News: Insights: Why Sarah Palin symbolizes great divide

July 26: Road to Power: mack in nyc calls on pro-choice republicans to "reclaim the right to privacy" 

July 26: Lawyers’ Chronicle: THE PRO-LIFE/ PRO-CHOICE DEBATE 

July 27: Salon.com: The feds should fund abortion  

July 26: OpenLeft.com:CDC Sexual Health Report: Forced Childbirth Mythos Crash And Burn 

July 26: NHPR: Dartmouth-Hitchcock CMC Proposed Deal Raises Questions  

July 27: The National:Pakistan faces population time bomb   

July 26: Examiner: Teens are getting sex education help on-line  

July 26: Operation Rescue: Weeklong ‘Abortion is Not Healthcare’ Campaign Kicks-off Sunday in Front of Pelosi’s DC Office

July 27: Christian NewsWire:African-American Leaders to Speak Out Against Taxpayer Funded Abortions in the Pelosi/Obama Health Care Plan   

July 26: AP: Suspect in Kan. abortion killing faces hearing  

July 25: Charleston Gazette: Toward center  

July 26: NewsFlavor: The Abortion Debate – Pro Choice, Pro Life    

July 26: FOXNews/NY Post: Nurse ‘Forced’ to Help in a Late-Term Abortion    

July 26: Antimisandry.com: Infiltrating the infiltrators, I turned the table and sat in on a pro-abortion NOW meeting in NYC 

July 26: Taylor Marsh: Beyond Dr. Tiller    

July 26: Global Post:Politics and the morning after pill 

July 26: Times of India: Aging population forces Shanghai to amend family planning law  

July 26: Journal Gazette: Abortion a hurdle in health plan

July 26: Baltimore Sun: More kids have homes, thanks to adoption agencies’ efforts  

July 25: Newsnet 14:Conservatives rally opposition to adoption for gay couples  

July 26: Michigan Radio: Abortion & Overhauling Health Care  

July 25: THR.com: ‘Family Guy’ abortion episode unlikely to air on Fox      

July 26: Boston Globe: Abortion and the echo of eugenics  

July 26: Mirror.co.uk: Issue of the week: Taking the Pill is safe.. and works   

July 25: KSN: Pro-choice movement goes on offensive

July 23: America Magazine: More on Abortion & Health Care Reform      

July 25: Spiritual Politics: Ryan-DeLauro and the culture wars  

July 24: LifeSiteNews:Pro-Life Groups Warn: Ryan-DeLauro "Common Ground" Bill a Red Herring

July 25: Catholic Exchange: Over 36,000 Participate in Webcast to Stop the Abortion Mandate in Obama Healthcare

July 25: LA Times:The Emmy-nominated ‘Family Guy’ and the abortion episode you won’t see

July 25: NYTimes: An Abortion Battle, Fought to the Death

July 24: Zenit.com:LOOKING FOR SOME COMMON GROUND ON ABORTION 

July 24: Oroville MR:Charges reduced in assault on abortion protester

July 25: PNJ.com:Editorial: Adoptions an unmitigated good for Florida, society    

July 25: Faith in Public Life: Fact-checking Focus on the Family on Ryan-DeLauro  

July 25: WorldNetDaily:Is there a co-pay with forced abortion?  

July 24: Catholic News Agency: U.S. House votes down Pence Amendment intended to defund Planned Parenthood 

July 23: Kansas City Star:(Letter) ‘Eugenic culling’ 

July 25: Kansas City Star: Contraceptives do not equal abortions   

July
24: Catholic News Agency: Proposed abortion reduction bill a Planned Parenthood ‘stimulus package,’ bishops’ pro-life official says

July 24: Feministing: North Dakota Restricting the Right To Abortion One Ultrasound at a Time

July 24: CBN: Is New Abortion Bill Really "Common Ground"?   

July 24: Feminists for Choice: Stunning Numbers – Casualties of the War On Choice

July 24: LifeSiteNews: Pence Amendment Fails, House Votes to Increase Tax Dollars for Planned Parenthood

July 24: LifeNews: Democrats May Take Health Care Bill to Floor, Deny Vote on Pro-Life Amendments

July 24: Feministing: Obama says not funding abortions is "tradition"

July 24: U.S. News & World Report: Depo Provera Shot: How to Minimize Weight Gain

July 23: Politics Daily: Ohio Abortion Bill Would Guarantee a Man’s Right to Choose 

July 24: APP.com: Johnson & Johnson settles birth-control patent lawsuit 

July 24: Racewire: Are culture wars killing reproductive health?  

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