SAN DIEGO – Nurses and midwives would be able to carry out early abortions in California, under a bill proposed by a Democratic state senator.
State Sen. Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) wants non-doctors to be allowed to perform aspiration abortions during the first trimester, The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday.
Kehoe said half of the state’s counties do not have an abortion provider and she wants to make it easier for women to access the procedure.
Only doctors and surgeons are allowed to carry out the procedure, also known as a vacuum abortion, currently in California, while four other states allow non-physicians to do so.
“We believe it will give many California women access to earlier, safer procedures in the first trimester of their pregnancy,” Kehoe said at a news conference in Sacramento on Tuesday.
The Times reported it appears the proposal has significant levels of support in the Democrat-dominated Legislature.
However it was slammed by California Right-to-Life lobbyist Camille Giglio, who said changes to the current law would mean “casting aside the safety of the woman.”
If you’ve read my blog for awhile, you’ll know that I have a real dislike for Shepard Fairey (the tagger who rode on the wave of Obamamania with his famous and fraudulent HOPE poster.) This phoney non-artist will be getting his just desserts, finally. And I love it!
The most parodied political poster ever! I love this one because I love the Marx brothers.
From James Taranto/WSJ:
“The creator of the Barack Obama ‘HOPE’ poster pleaded guilty Friday to criminal contempt, saying he made a ‘terrible decision’ in 2009 to destroy some documents and fabricate others in a civil lawsuit pertaining to The Associated Press photograph he relied upon to make the poster,” the AP reports.
What’s hilarious about this is that the poster-maker, Shepard Fairey, was the one who brought the suit, after the AP accused him, accurately as it turns out, of misappropriating its intellectual property. (The AP then countersued.) WSJ.com reports that “prosecutors are likely to seek some term of imprisonment in the case.”
Fairey has got to be hoping Obama loses his re-election bid, so he can get a pardon in 2013 instead of 2017.
I’m proud to say I skipped the Oscars tonight and opted instead for Masterpiece Theater and my 3rd viewing of the season finale of Downton Abbey. I confess to going online to see who was the worst and best dressed (according to critics that I agreed with only about 50% of the time.) I thought Sandra Bullock’s dress was outstanding and elegant and she made the worst dressed list. What do those guys know anyway?
Well, here’s who the guys in the know actually are:
Academy membership is far too male (77 percent), long in tooth (86 percent are older than 50) and much, much too white (94 percent!) to exert as much influence over American popular culture as it does.
Interesting isn’t it?
Here’s what I believe: Hollywood is not exerting that much influence over American culture anymore, especially middle (as in flyover) American culture. We’re on to them and their liberal/socialist/marxist/Obama ways. I’ve become an official movie boycotter (I know that’s not a word but whatever) for those very reasons. Why should I support an industry and “stars” who don’t support me and the nation and things I hold most dear?
Why should I pay to see anything Sean Penn is in while he’s off kissing up to the dictator of Venezuela? Or Matt Damen? Or George Clooney, who by the way is NOT all that good looking to me. I’ll never buy another Barbara Streisand CD again as long as I live.
And since I’m a movie boycotter, I haven’t seen any of the movies up for awards, anyway. I’ll wait until they come on HBO or Cinemax.
The only effect these Hollyweird types have on me is disgust. They sure aren’t smarter than I am. Look at Demi Moore for example. These multimillionaires and better, are stupid and egotistical and all the while they are telling us they know just how we – the unemployed, underemployed, struggling to pay for gas to get to work (those of us who have jobs) and food to feed our families – feel.
Yep. I’m glad I watched some quality television tonight instead of a bunch of ignorant people pat each other on the back for 3 hours.
Jane and I saw her in concert years ago… she was outstanding…
If you go here, you can hear her outstanding speech from today. She closed CPAC with an absolutely inspiring speech!
“And the reason [pending rules requiring mandatory employer insurance coverage for contraception, sterilization and the “morning after pill”] is so damaging for Obama and the Democrats is it augments two stereotypes. One is that Obama is antireligious, the seeds of which were planted when we had the tape and he thought he wasn’t being heard about how the peasantry clings to guns and to God because of its frustrations. And second, I think the larger issue is the idea of intrusive, large government. That was an issue that created and propelled the rebellion in 2010 that causes the shellacking in the election.”
— Charles Krauthammer on “Special Report with Bret Baier.”
Government encroachments on religion have long concerned Dr. Land. Last December, he joined 59 other non-Catholic religious leaders in signing a letter to Barack Obama stating, “religious organizations beyond the Catholic community have deep moral objections to a requirement that their health insurance plans must cover abortifacients.”
Read more here.
This painting has been around the internet for a couple of years but I’d not seen the website until today. If you move your mouse around the painting, it tells a story about each president an even the dollar bills on the sidewalk.