In a non-binding, party-specific ballot, voters in Georgia supported a measure saying the “right to life is vested in each human being from their earliest biological beginning until natural death.” Lifesite reports that,
The non-binding poll was principally conducted on Republican primary ballots, although the question also appeared on the Democratic ballot in one county. In all 46 counties and on all ballots, between 60% and 92% of voters supported the Personhood Amendment. An average of 75% of voters supported the amendment.
Although only 46 of 159 Georgia counties were polled, Becker told LSN that the poll provided a fair sample of opinion throughout the state.
Georgia Right to Life plans to use the results of the ballot to push the Georgia Legislature to place a referendum amending the state constitution on the 2012 general election ballot.
So, only one party was asked the question (the party who’s official platform opposes abortion), it was a primary (when the most ardent supporters show up to vote), and only roughly 1/3 of counties were polled? Not to mention the measure was non-binding? Let’s hope the legislature sees the poll for what it was: an opportunity for like-minded people to take a vote amongst themselves to discover, shockingly, that they agree.
In other skunky news, a second dead animal has turned up outside an abortion clinic near Chicaco. The dead possum was in a box outside of a Planned Parenthood with a note that said “For all the doctors for all you do for women.”
A package with the same message was found July 3 at 5086 N. Elston Ave., site of Family Planning Associates. A dead skunk was discovered in that package, Egan said.
The Chicago City Council has taken steps to try to ensure the safety of the doctors and patients at Planned Parenthood, along with other medical facilities from this type of unjustified harassment. Just last year they passed a “bubble zone” ordinance to protect the safety of their members.
“We have security measures in place, and obviously, we take the security precautions of our doctors very seriously, as we saw as evidenced by the murder of Dr. George Tiller a little over a year ago,” said Planned Parenthood spokeswoman Beth Kanter according to CBS 2 Chicago. “We are very concerned about the safety of our doctors, and make sure that they are protected.”
Mini-roundup: In celebrity news, Kim Kardashian has said about her nephew what others have said about being around small children, “Best birth control ever.” (Isn’t that why teens are given those realistic dolls to take care of for a week?) Meanwhile, Gwyneth Paltrow and Bryce Dallas Howard open up about post-partum depression.
July 22, 2010
Health care shouldn’t fund abortion – Washington Times
GOP Lawmaker: WH Illegally Funding Kenya Abortion – Christian Broadcasting Network
Bus Driver: I Was Fired For Abortion Stance – WESH Orlando
Abortion travel numbers to UK fall – Irish Times
Fiorina faces challenge on abortion – Politico
Dead Animals Left At Two Local Planned Parenthood Clinics With Anti-Abortion … – Huffington Post (blog)
Comments on Abortion Upset Handel – MyFox Atlanta
Why teens need more vibrators – Salon
Event marks 50th anniversary of pill – Irish Times
Kim Kardashian Calls Nephew Mason ‘Best Birth Control Ever’ – People Magazine
First helpline for abortion – Hindustan Times
Better HIV treatment could cut emergency room costs, report says – Vancouver Sun
Young HIV/AIDS Activists Demand Respect and Resources – Voice of America
J&J AIDS drug shows promise – Reuters
Tests of vets potentially infected with HIV continues – Washington Post (blog)
No More People Living With HIV Dying from TB – TheBody.com
Canada lagging globally on HIV response: Critics – Montreal Gazette
New Hope in Reducing Rate of HIV Infections in Women – The Takeaway
Drug War Statement Upstaged at AIDS Gathering – New York Times
Experts Urge Earlier AIDS Treatment – Wall Street Journal
SIMMONS: AIDS prevention relies on behavior – Washington Times
‘Emergency contraceptive ads ruining youth’ – Times of India
How YOU Can Stop New Moms From Dying – The Stir (blog)
‘Misinformed’ women fear the ‘morning after’ pill – BioScholar News
Pregnant with possibility – Sierra Express Media (blog)
Teen Retailer Launches Maternity Line – WJXT Jacksonville
Pregnant Teens Shun HIV Treatment for Fear of Stigmatisation – Inter Press Service
Dem PAC’s ad hits Perry over HPV vaccine order – Dallas Morning News
GEORGIA VOTERS SAY ‘YES’ TO PERSONHOOD AMENDMENT - Cypress Times
July 23, 2010
Women feel wait for abortion too long – New Zealand Herald
Dead Animals Left at Abortion Clinic Doorstep – NBC Chicago
State finds itself at center of national abortion flap – Centre Daily Times
Dead possum left in box outside abortion clinic – Chicago Sun-Times
The Irishman behind the ‘pill’ – Irish Health
Planned Parenthood facility holds open house – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Circumcision won’t help prevent HIV in gays – Times of India
Condoms for…nobody? – Fair Lady
The Body AIDS 2010 Conference Buzz: Day Four – TheBody.com
UN warning on AIDS in prisons – The Associated Press
Trial vaccine ‘could keep HIV patients healthier for longer’ – Mail & Guardian Online