Morning Roundup: Anti-choice Group Can Intervene in Oklahoma Lawsuit


Anti-choice group intervenes in CRR’s OK ultrasound lawsuit, Virginia moves to repeal mandatory HPV vaccine, protesters scare woman away from Planned Parenthood and she ends up at Gosnell’s office, and please enjoy a bible if you’re pregnant and scared.

  • A judge in Oklahoma has allowed the American Victims of Abortion (a project of the National Right to Life) to intervene in a lawsuit filed by the Center for Reproductive Rights challenging a mandatory ultrasound law in that state. Operation Outcry and three Oklahoma women were denied the opportunity to intervene in the case.
  • Virginia’s house of delegates has passed a bill that would repeal a 2007 law that required girls to be vaccinated against HPV before entering sixth grade. Washington, DC, is the only other jurisdiction that requires the vaccine. Repeal of the law is unlikely, although interesting that the reason for the repeal is said to be both concerns over the safety of the vaccine and the rise of the tea party.
  • A woman who had an abortion performed by Kermit Gosnell says that she went to his clinic because she was scared of the protesters outside of a Philadelphia Planned Parenthood.
  • An Iowa church is giving out free bibles to pregnant women who visit crisis pregnancy centers. People can buy a bible, write a message, and sign their name. Lovely, but what about food, diapers, health insurance, child care, heat, electricity, or clothing?

Jan 21

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  • equalist

    I’ve heard so many times the pro lifers complaining about women in poverty who abort as a means to prevent their child from growing up in terrible conditions that “all a baby needs is love”. Yeah, tell that to a sick six month old with no diapers and no food. Love is grand, but it won’t heal a sick child, put diapers on his butt and food in his belly. And neither will a bible.

  • rebellious-grrl

    An Iowa church is giving out free bibles to pregnant women who visit crisis pregnancy centers. People can buy a bible, write a message, and sign their name. Lovely, but what about food, diapers, health insurance, child care, heat, electricity, or clothing?

    Like that’s going to help. I’m sure a bible will solve everything :-7. LOL.

  • crowepps

    The shooter in Arizona had commented on the net that he was given a Bible when he took the test to see if he qualified to join the military.  Is giving away Bibles some sort of new cult thing?  Is the idea that just touching the book is going to create some magical effect that solves people’s problems?

     

    I’ve got to say, as a Christian I think the Bible is a very special book even with all its flaws and imperfections and copies of it deserve to be treated respectfuilly.  There is a couple up here who ‘witness’ by insisting everyone who doesn’t get away from them quickly enough take a little pocket Bible, even children, and so the Bibles end up tossed all over like litter.  It just really, truly bothers me to see a holy book being treated that way.

     

    I wish people would get over the idea that when people have actual problems in reality telling them about religion is a solution.  It comes across instead as SHAMING — “if you were okay with God you wouldn’t have problems.”   And of course it doesn’t fix the problems.  Haven’t they seen the articles in the news about the sincere believer parents who prayed earnestly while their children died horribly from things that modern medicine could have cured?

  • colleen

    Is giving away Bibles some sort of new cult thing?

    I would imagine it’s more like a ‘faith based’ funding thing. Did you know that it’s impossible to get get an accounting of how much of that money is doled out, to whom and what the money is used for.

     

  • jrm83

    Haven’t they seen the articles in the news about the sincere believer parents who prayed earnestly while their children died horribly from things that modern medicine could have cured?

    Possibly, but they may just think the problem is the parents weren’t praying hard enough or didn’t have enough faith.