Planned Parenthood filed a federal lawsuit Thursday alleging extensive criminal misconduct by anti-abortion activists Center for Medical Progress, David Daleiden, and Troy Newman, who produced undercover videos targeting the handling of fetal tissue at some Planned Parenthood clinics.
The suit alleges that the activists engaged in a complex criminal enterprise to defraud Planned Parenthood, violated the Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO Act), engaged in wire fraud, mail fraud, invasion of privacy, illegal secret recording and trespassing.
So the Bitemaster did a little Internet search to learn more and found only references to suits for fraud filed against Planned Parenthood.
Source: Planned Parenthood files federal lawsuit over undercover videos
A Texas law aimed at restricting abortions, which took effect in 2013, has led to more women trying to end a pregnancy on their own, while the number of clinical procedures in the state has declined, according to a study released on Tuesday.
And conservatives everywhere are thinking, “Thank God we’ve gone back to the good old days when poor women used coat hangers and the daughters of the rich were sent for a vacation at a ‘clinic’ in Switzerland.”
Source: Texas law leads to more attempts at self-induced abortions, study finds | Fox News
When this year’s fundraising at Maine Family Planning came up short, the Christian Civic League of Maine declared that its prayers had successfully defunded abortion in Maine.
But God was mightily pissed at the pride shown by the opponents of women’s reproductive freedom and chose to send them a sign. The sign came in the form of more donations to the feisty family planners, eventually surpassing their goal by 20%.
As it says in Psalms, “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the LORD delivers him out of them all.”
Anti-Abortion Group’s Effort To Defund Family Planning Clinics Backfires Spectacularly | ThinkProgress.
North Carolina state Rep. Pat McElraft is sponsoring legislation that will prevent medical schools in the state from training doctors in how to perform abortions.
You’re thinking “Who cares? I’m not stuck in the fetid swamp known as the Tar Heel State.” But it does matter, since the University of North Carolina is one of the country’s top five OB-GYN residency programs, so there’s a fair chance your OB-GYN trained there.
Oh well, it’s back to the coat hanger. Only this time, it will be wielded by an actual M.D.
Abortion Opponents Are Quietly Going After One Of The Top Medical Schools In The Country | ThinkProgress.
The Satanic Temple has launched a campaign seeking a religious exemption from certain anti-abortion laws that attempt to dissuade women from ending a pregnancy. In light of the Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision, the group says they have deeply held beliefs about bodily autonomy and scientific accuracy, and those beliefs are violated by state-level “informed consent” laws that rely on misleading information about abortion risks.
Normally, we think atheists and satanists are dicks. But apparently the Satanic Temple once held a rally in support of Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) for approving a bill that allows prayer in public schools, saying they’re glad the new policy will allow children to pray to Satan. Ouch!
via Satanists Demand Religious Exemption From Abortion Restrictions, Cite Hobby Lobby Ruling | ThinkProgress.
Christie, speaking at the annual conference of the Faith & Freedom Coalition:
Name me the one pro-life Democrat who has ever been able and allowed to speak at a Democratic National Convention since Roe v. Wade. Don’t strain yourself, because there’s never been one. Theirs is the party that’s intolerant …
It’s a flat-out lie, as has been proven in the past. In fact, in the years since Roe v. Wade, Democratic conventions have featured over a dozen anti-abortion speakers.
Chris Christie: Bite me!
Chris Christie Falsely Claims Democrats Barred Anti-Abortion Speakers From Conventions.
The pregnant woman in question, Alicia Beltran, was arrested, denied a lawyer and forced into a drug treatment program (she wasn’t using). Her fetus got an attorney though.
And Wisconsin can bite me.
Alicia Beltran, pregnant and drug-free, was forced into a drug-treatment program under Wisconsin’s “fetal endangerment” law..