Domestic News: The revocation of noted late-term abortionist Steven Brigam‘s license has progressed further in New Jersey. It’s already been stripped in Maryland, Florida, New York, and Pennsylvania for incidents involving late-term abortions as discussed last week. Attorney General Paula Dow, who is decidedly liberal, is already investigating it and asking Brigham to provide evidence in his own defense to maintain his license. Pro-life / conservative activist Christine O’Donnell defeated Congressman Mike Castle in the Republican US Senate primary in Delaware on Tuesday. For reference – Castle received a 46% from NRTL PAC in 1996 and has received significantly lower marks since then. His most recent grade was 0% in 2008. In the oddest news story I’ve heard in a while – Planned Parenthood board member / abortion activist / Rabbi Alan Freedman is holding services in…a Catholic Church in Texas. According to LifeSiteNews, Rabbi Freedman will actually hold his Jewish services in the main body of the church while Catholic churchgoers will have their Saturday services in the chapel. Not that I have a problem with inter-faith cooperation, but a Catholic Church in Texas allowing a Jewish active member of Planned Parenthood to hold his services in their sancturary just seems…well, odd.
International News: 7 women were recently freed in Mexico in a case involving infanticide. The details are not fully understood as human rights groups are claiming something different than the authorities involved in the case. What I understand, the pregnancies were terminated for each of these women for unknown reasons and instead of being charged with illegal abortions, they were charged with infanticide in Guanajuato. Some believe this to be backlash following the legalization of abortion in Mexico City. Any readers from Mexico who know more about the situation from local media, feel free to add to our understanding of the entire issue. News based outside of Mexico may not paint the whole story.
Discussion Topic: One of the more recent movements has been to modify individual State Constitutions in order to define when life begins. The so-called “Personhood” movement has been gaining momentum and will be on the ballot in Colorado in 2010 and in Mississippi in 2011. What are your thoughts on this approach to pro-life activism? Do you think it will work?