Just astounding that we’ve allowed these extremists to chip away to the point where women have the legal right to an abortion, we just can’t find a place to have one:
The Last Clinic focuses on the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the only remaining abortion clinic in the state of Mississippi. It’s one of four such “last clinics” in the country, with the others in North Dakota, South Dakota and Alabama. They’re all hanging on by a thread — in the absence of a Roe v. Wade reversal, certain Republican legislators are settling for making it logistically impossible for most women in their states to get abortion services through various regulations.
“I knew [Mississippi] had the highest teen pregnancy rate in the country. It has very high STD rates and other kinds of issues, so I wanted to figure out why. And I also wanted to figure out why, in a state with all of those problems, were they trying to close down the only remaining abortion clinic,” says Crow.
That question lead her to Jackson, where she spent months interviewing clinic employees, patients, and pro-life activists as a way of understanding the complexities of a debate that’s been raging through the country for years.
It still astounds me how we eat our young –how poorly we take care of the troops after using them. CJR has an interview with the Seal team member who killed Osama bin Laden:
“No one who fights for this country overseas should ever have to fight for a job,” Barack Obama said last Veterans’ Day, “or a roof over their head, or the care that they have earned when they come home.”
But the Shooter will discover soon enough that when he leaves after sixteen years in the Navy, his body filled with scar tissue, arthritis, tendonitis, eye damage, and blown disks, here is what he gets from his employer and a grateful nation:
Nothing. No pension, no health care, and no protection for himself or his family.
Since Abbottabad, he has trained his children to hide in their bathtub at the first sign of a problem as the safest, most fortified place in their house. His wife is familiar enough with the shotgun on their armoire to use it. She knows to sit on the bed, the weapon’s butt braced against the wall, and precisely what angle to shoot out through the bedroom door, if necessary. A knife is also on the dresser should she need a backup.
Then there is the “bolt” bag of clothes, food, and other provisions for the family meant to last them two weeks in hiding.
“Personally,” his wife told me recently, “I feel more threatened by a potential retaliatory terror attack on our community than I did eight years ago,” when her husband joined ST6.
When this Bend, Oregon woman shot her husband in the abdomen!
You know what I hate? When something bad happens to a Southern state, and liberals in the rest of the country say good, they deserved it. No one “deserves” to have their house ripped away from underneath them:
Not out of an appropriate sense of shame, but because his health is failing, he will become the first pope to resign since the Middle Ages.
ROME — Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday he will step aside as leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics on Feb. 28, saying he no longer has the strength to carry out his duties.
Speaking in Latin, the 85-year-old announced his decision during an address at the “Concistory for the canonization of the martyrs of Otranto”, a small event held early in the morning.
The decision makes him the first pope to resign since the Middle Ages.
His statement was posted on the Vatican Radio website. Carrying out the duties of being pope required “both strength of mind and body,” it said.
NBC New Vatican analyst George Weigel gives his thoughts on Pope Benedict XVI’s announcement of his resignation, and explains how a new pope will be selected.
“After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry,” the pontiff’s statement said.
Shooter killed himself at New Castle County courthouse, more details to come.
UPDATE: A lawyer who was present reports on Twitter that three people are dead.
It seems like they’re so determined to kill that renegade cop, they’re shooting at everything that moves:
David Perdue was on his way to sneak in some surfing before work Thursday morning when police flagged him down. They asked who he was and where he was headed, then sent him on his way.
Seconds later, Perdue’s attorney said, a Torrance police cruiser slammed into his pickup and officers opened fire; none of the bullets struck Perdue.
His pickup, police later explained, matched the description of the one belonging to Christopher Jordan Dorner — the ex-cop who has evaded authorities after allegedly killing three and wounding two more. But the pickups were different makes and colors. And Perdue looks nothing like Dorner: He’s several inches shorter and about a hundred pounds lighter. And Perdue is white; Dorner is black.
“I don’t want to use the word buffoonery but it really is unbridled police lawlessness,” said Robert Sheahen, Perdue’s attorney. “These people need training and they need restraint.”
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