Because of a complicated ruling by a federal judge in a case likely headed for the Supreme Court, the Texas ban on abortions after 20 weeks went into effect today without one of the limits on abortionists planned by the Texas legislature.
The judge ruled Monday afternoon that abortion regulations passed by the Texas legislature requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a local hospital within 30 miles of their abortion clinics is unconstitutional and will not take effect.
District Judge Lee Yeakel wrote in his ruling following the three-day trial, "[T]he act's admitting-privileges provision is without a rational basis and places a substantial obstacle in the path of a woman seeking an abortion of a nonviable fetus." more >>
In an address to the Democratic National Committee's Women's Leadership Forum on Friday, Vice President Joe Biden called out the Tea Party as an impediment to the administration's progress. Biden spoke to the women's group and urged them not to let the mean old Tea Party wreck their "collective agenda." I am still wondering if he meant "collective" or "collectivist." Biden warned the group of Democratic women and attendees, "Everything you worked for and the progress we have made is literally in jeopardy."
The progress Biden lauds for women is certainly not a sound economy and affordable health care. In fact, under his administration, women are seeing their family's health care premium's rise on average by $3,000, despite promises of a $2,500 decrease. No, the progress he touts is the enormous waste of tax dollars being thrown at the bottomless pit of our nation's largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood - an organization with racist roots and a goal of ridding the world of poor children, not by ending poverty but by ending the lives of unborn children. Their eugenicist founder, Margaret Sanger, bluntly suggested discouraging, "the defective and diseased elements of humanity from their reckless and irresponsible swarming and spawning." What a gal.
Planned Parenthood is much more nuanced in their rhetoric these days, but the goal is still insidious. Biden truly believes the only pro-woman stance is a pro-abortion, pro-Planned Parenthood agenda. Both Biden and Obama voted against a bill making it illegal to take a pregnant minor to another state to get an abortion in order to circumvent parental consent laws. more >>
A conservative advocacy group concerned about inflation has suggested a new game plan for the GOP that could revive social issues as an asset for the party. The group, American Principles in Action (APIA), challenges the GOP's fear of losing on social issues, restating the importance of issues like abortion as part of an economic vision focused on restoring the middle class family.
A new AIPA analysis released late last week also encourages the GOP to stop framing issues from an employer's viewpoint in favor of speaking to issues that affect employees, such as cost of living and wages.
"The consultant-driven conventional wisdom is that social issues are distracting voters from the GOP's winning economic message; therefore candidates are encouraged to mute the social issues," Frank Cannon, president of APIA, said in a press release for the report. more >>
Political discussions commonly assume there are two separate sets of issues.
There's a social agenda - issues like abortion and marriage. And there's an economic agenda - issues like federal spending, debt, taxes, and government programs like entitlements.
It's usually assumed that these two agendas don't have anything to do with each other. more >>
Popular DJ and Jersey Shore Star Pauly D, who recently announced that he had become a father to a daughter, reportedly asked her mother to abort her when she told him she was pregnant, but now he is fighting for custody of the child.
The DJ, whose real name is Paul DelVecchio, revealed in a recent tweet: "I'm proud I'm a father. I am excited to embark on this new part of my life." News further broke that the popular reality star and DJ, who Forbes.com estimated earned some $13 million last year, had fathered a daughter named Amabella Sophia with ex-Hooters waitress Amanda Markert.
On Thursday morning, popular entertainment website TMZ.COM reported that the DJ wanted Markert to end her pregnancy, noting sources claiming that Market was trying to shop text messages to a number of media outlets attesting to the DJ's request. more >>
A pro-life license plate has been approved for use in the nation's capital and has been made available for drivers to purchase.
The "Choose Life" plate was made available for purchase on Wednesday by The District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles.
The Choose Life plate, which has been approved in various states across the country, was submitted for consideration to the D.C. DMV by The Children First Foundation. more >>