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Archive for January 2016

Planned Parenthood’s Body Parts Business

Committee Chairman Mitch Greenlick (D-Portland) agreed to hold the hearing and scheduled it during September legislative days, when all of the representatives meet to prepare for the upcoming February session of the Oregon House. However, Planned Parenthood refused to attend the hearing and called Speaker of the House Tina Kotek to complain. Speaker Kotek then…

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Life Notes Dec 15-Jan 16

Physician-assisted suicide (PAS) proponents have argued that legalizing PAS will lead to a reduction in suicides. However, a recent study published in the Southern Medical Journal (10-10-2015) examining the association between the legalization of assisted suicide and state-level suicide rates in the United States between 1990 and 2013, does not confirm that. The study’s authors…

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Supreme Court to Hear Texas Law

The abortion businesses did not challenge the late-term ban, but did challenge the other two parts of the bill. The law was upheld by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and then was temporarily blocked by Supreme Court Justices Kennedy, Kagan, Ginsburg, Breyer, and Sotomayor. The Court’s decision could come amid next year’s presidential…

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Between the Lines: What Cecile Richards Didn’t Say

One percent sounds tiny, doesn’t? One percent of “nearly 700” Planned Parenthood sites is about seven. But not all Planned Parenthood locations do abortions. Of those that do, some do only chemical abortions, which yield no parts to sell. Planned Parenthood had 668 locations as of November 2014. Of those, 173 do surgical abortions. Their…

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