Pamela and Jeremy Plowman, now divorced, filed separate wrongful birth lawsuits seeking damages because their son was born with ‘several medical issues, including cerebral palsy’. (Medically savvy readers would immediately note that cerebral palsy often results from complications during childbirth, rather than something observable prenatally.) A perusal of the court decision reveals claims that the child has a small corpus callosum, microcephaly, seizure disorder, does not walk, and is non-verbal. The Iowa Supreme Court ruled in favor of the appellants, noting that 23 other states allow such lawsuits. The suit specifically addresses damages to the parents resulting from the wrongful birth, and does not seek compensation to address the medical issues of their child.
There is a way for health care providers in Iowa to address this problem. In 2002, the courts came to a similar conclusion in France, resulting in a prompt response by physicians refusing to order ultrasounds to pregnant women. A law to protect physicians from damages if they were unable to diagnose a prenatal disability was very quickly passed. Even doctors who don’t disagree with killing the disabled could get on board with this action, since ultrasounds are far from infallible. Many false positive and false negative diagnoses result from the imperfect technology currently at hand. The current situation in Iowa will cost the lives of many babies with disabilities, as well as those who have no such difficulties, as health care providers increasingly recommend abortion to save themselves from this added liability.
Nurse Sandra Mendoza has been forced out of her 18 year position as a pediatric nurse with the Winnebago County Health Dept in Rockford, Illinois. This situation stemmed from the decision by Dr. Sandra Martell to have all of the nurses trained to refer for abortion and handle distribution of faulty birth control such as Plan B to unsuspecting patients who don’t know how ineffective it is, and that it can have an abortive mechanism if it ever works as planned. Ms. Mendoza conscientiously refused to enable the killing of unborn humans, and subsequently found herself no longer employed by the health department. She is bringing suit based upon the Illinois Health Care Right of Conscience Act which prohibits discrimination against health care workers who object to abortion and refuse to promote or participate in that act.
The contact form for the Winnebago County Health Department is linked HERE for your convenience, if you would like to politely address the way that Dr. Sandra Martell chooses to run her department.
This violation of Sandra Mendoza’s civil rights comes prior to the passage of Illinois Senate Bill 1564, which seeks to overturn certain protections of health care workers who have a conscience, and refuse to enable the killing of humans. This bill has not yet been addressed by Governor Bruce Rauner, who can be contacted HERE.
Normally this would be time to recognize the contributions of Supreme Court Justice Scalia and his efforts to forestall the slide of the U.S. into the scrap heap of civilization. However, the circumstances and timing of his demise leave many questions, and a sense of foreboding for our future. Most pro-life people are mourning this loss of a significant supporter of the human right to life.
Prayers for Antonin Scalia and those he leaves behind.
State Atty. Gen. Janet Mills has filed a lawsuitagainst Brian Ingalls for yelling too loud outside of a Planned Parenthood clinic. This is stated on her own website. Every lamestream media story has to be checked, you know.
There is no mention of this man having been convicted for disturbing the peace, leading yours truly to believe that he is being harassed by extremist state politicians, as were various business owners (e.g. Baronelle Stutzman) who refused to participate in gay marriage ceremonies.
Janet has a nice contact page, which can be used to very politely tell her how you feel.
Dear Ms. Mills, Regarding the lawsuit against Brian Ingalls: It appears that Maine has become an unsafe place for free speech. The state is removed from the tourism and vacation list until changes are made. Thanks for taking the time to read this.
Please watch for a fundraiser for legal assistance for Mr. Ingalls.
without a warrant. There’s a much lower standard, to obtain a “trap and trace” PEN register, court order in order to snoop the meta data and even more from your cell phones.
The IRS is one of 13 federal agencies which can set up a device which acts as a fake cell phone tower to siphon off data from your phones.
According to the Guardian, police departments in 20 states also have this ability.
Meanwhile, the IRS is continuing to refuse non-profit status to TEA party groups. The Obama Justice Department has let Lois Lerner off the hook for denying such status to hundreds of such groups beginning in 2009.
Please ask your congress-critter to further defund the IRS until this problem is rectified.
A city ordinance demands the participation of local pastors, and those who refuse face jail and a daily fine of $1000 dollars.
The Alliance Defending Freedom is taking up the case of Pastors Donald and Evelyn Knapp, who declined on Friday to officiate a ceremony. They now face a 180 day jail sentence and $1000 dollars fine for each day they refuse to comply.
After an error ridden weekend, as indicated by witness accounts, the U.S. abortion industry needs to reconsider where it allocates this year’s profits. Pro-lifers spotted four ambulance runs from abortion clinics just this past weekend (Feb 6-7, 2015). We suspect that this is the tip of the iceberg, since protestors (the eyes of Operation Rescue) can’t be monitoring all clinics all the time.
It’s time for the abortionists to start thinking big, and invest in ambulances.
The folks in Dubai, who are known for doing everything large, might be able to advise on the best deals in fleet purchases.
We, the people of rural-flyover country, have heard thousands of snide comments from leftists about kissing cousins, incest, banjos, ad nauseam. Columbia University professor, David Epstein has already demonstrated to us all that lefties should be pointing fingers at themselves. He had a four year affair with his adult daughter which went very public about the same time his wife found out, and his facebook page disappeared. In an effort to decipher the first hints of this news, yours truly did some research, and discovered that it is legal in New York state for cousins to marry, but NOT in Kentucky. Apparently it is also OK for an uncle and niece to marry in that state.
A new story of father daughter incest has revealed that it is legal for an adult parent to marry his offspring in the very blue state of New Jersey. The internet is ablaze with a story of a 18 year old woman from the Great Lakes area who intends to move to New Jersey with her father, with whom she had recently reunited, and discovered a sexual attraction. They hope to be married and raise a family there.
An Ohio law requires abortion clinics to have an agreement with a hospital for the transfer of patients on an emergency basis. This regulation has contributed to the closure of Martin Haskell’s clinic in Sharonville, Ohio, and is set to cause the demise of the abortion clinic that Kresge Foundation $$ rebuilt on Auburn Avenue, near Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.
Planned Parenthood has filed a “civil rights” suitchallenging the regulation requiring that patients injured in an abortion clinic have a fast track to a hospital. Planned Parenthood formerly had an agreement with the University of Cincinnati Hospital, but that agreement has ended pursuant to another regulation banning such arrangements with public hospitals. The Women’s Med Center in Kettering, Ohio (Dayton’s last abortion clinic) has a similar lack of patient transfer agreement with a hospital, and is also at risk of being shuttered.
Controversial and litigious Attorney General, Eric Holder, had bit of a health scare back in March of this year, and, as the story goes, he was treated for elevated heart rate. He’s been talking for many months about resigning, and apparently now it’s official. How long will Mr. Holder remain in office? Obama has to find someone worse to replace him, so it might take awhile.