Roundup: Editorial Calls on Anti-Choice Advocates to Stop eBay Auction Editorial Calls for Stop to eBay Auction for Roeder

An editorial today at calls on eBay to reject a proposed auction by anti-choice extremists to raise money for the defense of Scott Roeder, (he editorial mistakenly identifies "Dennis" Roeder), the man who murdered Dr. George Tiller in his church on May 31st of this year.

But, the editorial goes on to say, those who call themselves "pro-life" must also be vocal in opposing this auction. "The onus for stopping extremism shouldn’t rest with an Internet service," says the editorial.

people hatching this plan make up a small but destructive fringe of the
anti-abortion movement. This is the time for ethical opponents of
abortion, including churches, to loudly denounce violence as a means of
achieving an end.

Stupak Continues to Threaten Health Reform Over Abortion Care

Congressman Bart Stupak (D-MI) continues to threaten to derail health reform unless the legislation passed by Congress explicitly denies women’s rights to private insurance coverage for abortion care, which more than three-fourths of those covered by private insurance currently have.

Medical News Today reports that:

[A]ntiabortion-rights House Democrats are pushing the conversation, despite the inclusion of a compromise amendment
specifying that no federal funds can be used to pay for abortion
coverage and that abortion care must be financed with private premiums,
CongressDaily reports (Hunt, CongressDaily,
10/26). On Friday, Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), who is leading
antiabortion-coverage efforts in the House, said about 40 House
Democrats are prepared to block the bill from reaching the floor unless
he is allowed to introduce a stand-alone amendment further restricting
abortion coverage, The Hill‘s "Blog Briefing Room" reports.

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  • crowepps

    Of course, pregnancy ALSO raises women risk of stroke

    New Findings on Pregnancy and Stroke: Implications and Interventions
    Dee Rapposelli
    Although men are generally more apt to experience stroke than are women, women in their childbearing years are at greater risk for stroke than their male, age-matched counterparts. Indeed, pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium are the times when women are at particular risk…
    A total of 2850 discharges for pregnancy complicated by stroke were identified. This translated into a rate of 34.2 strokes for every 100,000 deliveries.
    African Americans were at highest risk. As would be expected, risk also increased with age: women aged 35 years or older were most vulnerable. The study also confirmed that various cardiovascular and hematologic conditions (heart disease, hypertension, thrombophilia, thrombocytopenia, and sickle cell disease) and complications of pregnancy (postpartum hemorrhage, preeclampsia, and gestational hypertension) raised the stakes for risk. The study also identified migraine, blood transfusion, and lupus as risk factors. The mortality rate was about 4%.”

  • carolyn-marie-fugit

    Heh. Dennis Rader was the Wichita-area serial killer BTK. He’s creepier than Scott Roeder and actually did the judicial system (and the families of his victims) a favor by pleading guilty when he was caught. Their last names are pronounced the same, and for a while there, some people were saying Dennis instead of Scott (his first name’s been in the media enough that fewer people are saying it wrong).