The Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed a bill into law on Wednesday that requires clinics to offer every woman an ultrasound as well the opportunity to listen to her unborn baby’s heartbeat. The state will also provide literature on the risks associated with abortion- including this awesome sentence:
“The life of each human being begins at conception. Abortion will terminate the life of a separate, unique, living human being.” (AP)
Missouri is also doubly awesome for being the 5th State to opt-out of taxpayer funding of abortion in the new federal health care bill, following Arizona, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.
Nebraska has been passing some great legislation, like the Fetal Pain Bill previously blogged about on SuzyB. They also passed a law that required mental health screenings for women seeking abortions to determine if they have risk factors for mental or physical problems after abortions and to determine if they were being pressured into the procedure. The bad part is, on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press, District Judge Laurie Smith Camp put a halt to a law at the request of Planned Parenthood, who calls the screenings “irrelevant to abortion.” It’s pretty apparent which side really cares about the health of women.
In addition to Pennsylvania, as Kathryn Lopez of the National Review reports, New Mexico will be receiving federal funding for a high risk pool state health plan, 37 million dollars to be exact, which covers “elective-abortion services.” This is just the beginning of the federal funding of abortion consequences of the health care bill.
The Random (but profound):
Harry Reid has a lot of voices speaking against him. Even from beyond the grave.
In Charlotte McCourt’s obituary, which appeared in Tuesday’s Las Vegas Journal-Review, her family wrote:
““We believe that Mom would say she was mortified to have taken a large role in the election of Harry Reid to U.S. Congress. Let the record show Charlotte was displeased with his work. Please, in lieu of flowers, vote for another more worthy candidate.”
McCourt is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, whose members tend to be very pro-family and pro-life. Reid, who is also LDS, was obviously not living up to those values.
Let’s all make sure we’re joining the voice of Charlotte McCourt, fulfilling her dying wish, and demand support for pro-life Sharron Angle for Nevada Senate.