Domestic News: Did you know that Illinois has parental notification laws on the books? You wouldn’t from the way abortion is treated in the state – but some pro-life activists want to change that. They went to court to try to have the 1995 law enforced and so far, the law has been deemed constitutional. But, the until the appeal process is finished – the court said it can not be enforced. The Illinois Supreme Court refused to hear arguments to begin enforcement immediately. In Pennsylvania, a man raped his wife in front of their children after she refused to get an abortion. The suspect, Thomas Hill, is an ex-convict and is currently in police custody.
International News: In Croatia, the number of abortions have finally fallen to a point where they no longer outnumber births. For a while, the number of abortions outnumbered the number of live births in Croatia, but over the past 9 years those numbers have finally dropped. Canada‘s Prime Minister has begun rolling out their African maternal health program. What’s missing? Support / funding for abortion. Canada’s Prime Minister Harper is pro-life and actively opposed funding abortions during talks regarding maternal health programs in Africa during the G8 summit.
Discussion Topic: I had friends in college who were supportive of “abortion rights.” Recently they all seem to like referring to pro-life people as “anti-choice.” How offensive is this term? What other dispariging terms have you heard used in regards to members of the pro-life movement.