As expected, U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt has issued an injunction, ending Indiana’s restriction of Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood. Earlier, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the law, and the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the case.
A part of the law restricting state managed federal block grants to Planned Parenthood had been upheld by the 7th Circuit Court.
The list of Indiana Judges on the ballot for retention is up at the Indiana Right to Life website.
Judge John G Baker – Indiana Circuit Court 5th district: “Ruling in 1982 allowed Baby Doe to be denied a surgical procedure and starved to death in a Bloomington hospital.”
Robert D Rucker, Indiana Supreme Court: Supported a decision that allowed expansion of medicaid funding for abortion to “medically necessary” cases in Humphreys V Planned Parenthood, 2003.
Upheld the Indiana 18 hour waiting period prior to an abortion in Clinic for Women v Brizzi 2005.
He’s half and half.
( Rucker dissented against Steven David’s crazy anti-4th amendment decision.)
Justice Steven David, Indiana Supreme Court, no abortion related rulings found by Indiana RTL. (But he did rule against 4th amendment protections, which is dangerous to human rights for other reasons).
This is the Pro-life Vid of the day over at Jill Stanek’s pro-life place.
Richard Mourdock on seeing only “life of the mother” as sufficient excuse for abortion: “I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize that life is that gift from God. And, I think, even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.” Mourdock did not back down when asked to explain his statement: “What I said was, in answering the question form my position of faith, I said I believe that God creates life. I believe that as wholly and as fully as I can believe it. That God creates life. Are you trying to suggest that somehow I think that God pre-ordained rape? No, I don’t think that. That’s sick. Twisted. That’s not even close to what I said. What I said is that God creates life.”
Pharmer will have to send a another donation to Mourdock’s campaign today.
Not a dime was sent to the Romney campaign because he threw Todd Akin under the bus.
The Republican establishment leadership showed your friendly Pharmer their lack of gonads one too many times, and now there is no use for the party affiliation.
Romney’s response to Mourdock is expected. The only reason to vote for Romney is to get rid of Obama, who is crazy for abortion.
Hopefully Mourdock will continue to stick to his guns with respect to this statement. A pregnancy from rape can produce as big a gift as any other kind of unplanned pregnancy.
Why have people become so offended by the idea that God decides the life and death matters?
The failed control freaks will be identifiable by their reaction to Mourdock’s statement.
One last note: Abortion is frequently and successfully used for concealing the fact of rape. Planned Parenthood is known for assisting with this concealment.
The Susan B Anthony list is blasting Senate candidate Joe Donnelly for his support of Obamacare and abortion. As Representative of Indiana’s 2nd district, Donnelly was one of the supposedly pro-life democrat congressmen who rolled over for Obamacare in 2009. He’s now running against Richard Mourdock for the U.S. Senate seat.
Cathie Humbarger, of Allen County Right To Life is checking on the applicability of the Americans with Disabilities act to Fort Wayne’s abortion business, Women’s Health Organization. Apparently the patients have to trudge down the steps after their procedures.
We already know that legitimate businesses and public swimming pools have to provide access to those with physical limitations. It will be interesting to see if this is another government regulation that doesn’t apply to abortion clinics.
Governor Daniels has signed legislation which responds to that decision by allowing Indiana residents to shoot law enforcement officers who unlawfully enter their homes. Senator R. Michael Young authored the legislation in order to provide an avenue of defense for citizens against unlawful use of force by public servants.
From Bloomberg : “Young cited a hypothetical situation of a homeowner returning to see an officer raping his daughter or wife. Under the court’s ruling, the homeowner could not touch the officer and only file a lawsuit later, he said. Young said he devised the idea for the law after the court ruling”
The legislation was opposed by the Indiana State Fraternal order of Police, which imagines that it would make a big difference in what happens to police who are entering a home. The NRA, on the other hand, backed the legislation.
Justice Steven David’s initial term is up in November. The voters have a chance to toss him out.
Mitch Daniels has obviously sought to create some distance between himself and his Supreme court appointee with his approval of this new law.
Both Dick Lugar and Orrin Hatch have stayed too long in Washington and the Tea Party is working to replace them. Hatch appears to have a better chance of surviving the onslaught. Indiana Democrats are assisting with the destruction of Lugar over such issues as residency and the cost of his hotel stays in Indiana since he has not been a resident since 1977. Lugar has responded by returning some of the cost of his hotel stays, and has changed the address on his voter registration.
Richard Mourdock is closing in on Lugar despite being outspent by the incumbent.
Remember…….. Lugar thought that Sotomayor, and Kagan were acceptable Supreme Court Justices, and that Kathleen Sebelius was a competent and worthy choice to head the Dept. of Health and Human Services. That’s an Obamanation !
You know what happens when the disasters are here in FLYOVER COUNTRY.
These survivors will be picking themselves up.
Ya, we heard the screaming sirens Down on the Pharm, and the storms passed on either side of us.
We’ve had our own little tornado before, which did a right angle around the Pharmhouse and tore up trees and flipped outbuildings. But that was NOTHING compared to the disasters linked above. The towns are trashed and people are dead.
Pharmer found the closest Catholic Church with a website to two of the most flattened areas, Henryville and Marysville, Indiana. You know your $$$$$$ won’t get wasted IF YOU SEND IT TO ST. MICHAELS. It’s connected to St. Francis Church which is ground zero of the Henryville disaster and they’re using the basement as a shelter. AAA TORNADO DISASTER RELIEF link will stay on the sidebar.
*Fr Steven Schaftlein, pastor of both parishes, says the ‘best address to send help is St. Michael, 101 St. Michael Drive, Charlestown, IN 47111′, and he’s very appreciative of everyone’s efforts to assist.
Beautiful Bloomington* was the academic home of A.C. Kinsey, that kinky professor who messed with his students and called it sex research. It’s not a surprise that this bright blue leftie place would also allow a planned unparenthood sex educator to design a program to get their little girl scouts busy earlier in life.
The Blaze was a bit equivocal in its last coverage of the involvement of Indiana Rep. Bob Morris, who expressed his disgust at the connection of planned parenthood and Girl Scouts of America. It seems that they’ve amassed enough solid evidence that they’re willing to commit themselves and say yes, the two really are connected.
Indiana Right to Life spotted a little detail about the development of a sex ed program for the girl scouts of Bloomington, and 12 surrounding counties.
Leftie city of Bloomington Awarded Ann Reece posthumous recognition as follows: “Lifetime Contribution Award winner Anne Reese was nominated posthumously by Carol McCord, Barbara Light, Kathryn Brown and Judy Klein. Anne’s career started with Planned Parenthood in Bloomington where she worked for many years as a health and sexuality educator, and helped initiate the Family Life Education program for Girl Scouts ages five to 18 throughout a twelve-county area”
Learn more about why planned parenthood is not the preferred sex educator for normal people HERE and HERE.
*Bloomington, Indiana stands out as the only place, so far, where Pharmer was threatened with arrest (on the campus of Indiana University) for speaking at a prolife students meeting. It’s just that nutty.