Tuesday, August 30, 2011


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Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Planned Parenthood's Construction Job

Judie Brown
Planned Parenthood has its tentacles in nearly all aspects of life. Yet its efforts have not been a solitary movement. This organization has had help-help from a government that continues to fund its licentious behavior. Read today's commentary for Judie Brown's insights and for more on what you can do.            


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Planned Parenthood says it will close clinic Friday if funding not restored

Kansas City       

Planned Parenthood is threatening to close its Hays, Kansas clinic this Friday unless it learns by then that its federal family planning funds will be restored.  The Kansas Legislature stripped Planned Parenthood of about $330,000 in the new budget for fiscal 2011-12 and redirected that money primarily to public health departments.  Earlier this month, a federal judge blocked the state from enforcing the new provision, but the state hasn't yet freed up the money. The case is on appeal.

Appeals court rejects lawsuit filed after abortion remorse           

Chicago Law bulletin 
The 1st District Appellate Court has rejected a woman's lawsuit against a clinic over an abortion that she regretted.  The ruling appears to be the first of its kind in Illinois.  The 16-page appellate opinion denies the woman's argument that she is entitled to damages against the abortion clinic. She alleged that the clinic staff had a duty to tell her that she was terminating a human being as a matter of biological fact.  The opinion, written by Justice Rodolfo Garcia, affirms the dismissal of the suit that was initially brought as a class action in Cook County Circuit Court.  Identified as Mary Doe, the plaintiff had an abortion at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Chicago in 2004. Two years later, she filed a malpractice action against the clinic based on informed consent.  Doe alleged wrongful death of her fetus, intentional infliction of emotional distress and a violation of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.  Before the procedure, Doe asked a clinic counselor whether an abortion would terminate the life of a human being in the biological sense. The counselor said it would not. 
Sonogram law takes effect this week, but there's a catch


Right behind the Houston headquarters of Planned Parenthood, abortion opponents with the Houston Coalition for Life [an American Life League Associate group] routinely park a blue bus equipped with ultrasound equipment.  Volunteers standing on the street hand out coupons offering free sonograms, hoping women seeking abortions will first stop by their bus for an ultrasound and some literature that they hope will discourage women from having abortions.