Senator Ben Nelson is full of regret. Not because of
his attacks to hijack the healthcare reform legislation with his Nelson Amendment
or because of his demands that Nebraska be given an extra $100 million in Medicaid
reimbursements, which he now says he always intended for every
state to get the same deal.
Nelson now says his vote was a
think it was a mistake to take health care on as opposed to continuing to spend
the time on the economy," he said.
would have preferred not to be dealing with health care in the midst of
everything else, and I think working on the economy would have been a wiser
move," he said.
Yet Nelson says doesn’t understand why the
anti-choice groups are still
angry at him.
said he is puzzled by criticism he has taken about language banning federally
"I cannot understand the level of anger and frustration aimed at me because
this language that I put together does ban (federally funded abortions). It
absolutely bans it," he said.
Perhaps this should be proof that there is no
half-way in pleasing the anti-choice crowd.
Sex in the City star Cynthia Nixon’s new burst of
activism isn’t limited to talking about the healthcare reform bill. She’s now
joining a campaign to end
Florida’s ban on adoption by gays and lesbians.
Cynthia Nixon, fresh off her appearance at
October’s National Equality March, is heading south to lend her support to
kickstart a campaign to overturn the worst LGBT adoption law in the entire
United States. That law? It’s in Florida, and it’s the only law in the country
that categorically prohibits adoption by gays and lesbians.
Currently the law is tied up in the state’s court
system. In 2008, a
Miami judge ruled that the law was unconstitutional, and that banning LGBT
folks from adopting was bad social policy…
That decision started the slow legal process of getting
the law overturned, which will result in years of litigation (the case is
currently in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals).
So enter the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU),
will feature Cynthia Nixon as it launches a three-year education campaign
to win over hearts and minds on the issue of LGBT adoption.
Australian state of New South Wales has decided not to lift their ban on
While gay couples can adopt in some Australian
states, the NSW Government says the issue is too complex and sensitive and it
will not be changing the law, at least for now.
A six-month parliamentary inquiry found allowing
same-sex couples to adopt would be in the best interests of children.
Bonus Item: Alternet
reports that the Washington, DC-based John Paul II
Cultural Center which is led by Catholic bishops has entered into a partnership
with one of Terry Randall of Operation Rescue’s cohorts, and only banned Randall’s
participation after Alternet’s story came to light.
Stop taxpayer-funded abortion
Southern California doctor ordered
to stop performing abortions Los Angeles
New York doctor works to deliver
care consistent with Catholic values The
Serious about reducing abortion?
Make women see an ultrasound of the procedure. Christian Science Monitor
Pro-Life Group Launches Billboard
Campaign Targeting US Rep. Gene Taylor Christian
Pro-life Dems: "Not overlooked
anymore" World Magazine
Obama Pushes Congress to Fast Track
Health Care Bill Christian Post
On leadership Pro-Woman, Pro-Life
Stunned by Stupak ChristianityToday.com
Pro-life leaders criticize
‘abortion super center’ in Texas … Catholic News Agency
Gay adoption ban Sydney Morning Herald
Gay adoption inaction riles rights
groups ABC Online (Australia)
2009 study confirms abortion-breast
cancer link Catholic News Agency
Casey: health reform abortion
language will survive conference Pennsylvania
Abortionist Faces Revocation in
Wake of Abortion Death Christian News
Chief rabbis rapped for anti-abortion
letter Jewish Telegraphic Agency
China’s Horrid One Child Policy
Continues Huffington Post