Morning Roundup: (VIDEO) Oprah’s Teen Pregnancy


Oprah’s story of teen pregnancy and suicidal thoughts, emergency contraception in Ireland, SBA List scores the health care repeal, and the ACLU is doing what?

  • Oprah Winfrey shares her personal experience of teen pregnancy at age fourteen in a powerful CNN interview. In it, she tells of her plans of suicide before the baby was born. Her child died at the hospital, which she calls her “second chance.”
  • Boots Pharmacy in Ireland has announced it will begin selling emergency contraception under a blanket prescription. While objectors include those who believe Ireland would “cease to be one of the last outposts of moral society,” the main objectors are physicians who, the pharmacy says, are upset they will be losing office visit fees.
  • Susan B. Anthony List has determined that the health care repeal vote, happening soon in the U.S. House of Representatives, will be a test of anti-choice bona fides. If you vote against repealing the law, you’re pro-abortion! Nevermind all the pre-existing condition eliminations, benefits, and positive changes that the law brings about – the bill that doesn’t fund abortion whatsoever needs to really not fund abortion.
  • Human Life International says the ACLU is trying to impose known carcinogens on “unsuspecting women” and force the government to pay for it. Kind of sounds like the plot of a spy movie. What is the ACLU actually doing? Urging the government to fund contraceptive coverage for women.

Jan 17

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