Thousands of people marched through downtown San Francisco on Saturday to protest abortion the day before the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.
In its eighth year, Walk for Life West Coast was expected to attract more than 55,000 people. The demonstrators gathered outside City Hall for a rally before shutting down Market Street with a march to Justin Herman Plaza. Read More
A San Francisco pregnancy center has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that a law allowing The City to take legal action against centers that mislead women into thinking they can get abortions there violates its First Amendment right to free expression. Read More
San Francisco could be headed for a legal showdown over a proposed law targeting so-called crisis pregnancy centers that attempt to dissuade women from getting abortions.
Supervisor Malia Cohen said her legislation aims to protect pregnant women who are led to believe certain pregnancy centers provide abortions or emergency contraception, only to find they don’t offer those services, and counsel against the procedure instead. Read More
The crisis pregnancy center targeted by city officials for alleged deceptive advertising respects a woman’s right to choose an abortion, a spokeswoman said today. Read More
San Francisco officials are taking aim at so-called crisis pregnancy centers, which they say masquerade as women’s health clinics to promote an anti-abortion agenda.Supervisor Malia Cohen introduced an ordinance Tuesday to prohibit the centers from making misleading statements about the services they provide, including implying that they refer women for abortions. Read More
In a deceptive ploy to preach to pregnant women, anti-abortionists have set up “crisis clinics” in San Francisco claiming to offer non-judgmental abortion services, city officials say.
The so-called “crisis pregnancy centers” market themselves as offering abortions and counseling services to women with unwanted pregnancies. But really they’re pushing an “anti-abortion agenda on those seeking constitutionally protected medical services,” according to the City Attorney’s Office. Read More
The effort to pass a budget by an April 8 deadline is getting more complicated by the minute.
While Democrats and Republicans appear to be negotiating a deal to slash $33 billion in spending for the remainder of this fiscal year, the two sides are now stuck on which social policy riders to include in the measure. Read More
"Economic productivity begins and ends with the needs and purposes of the family household," Rep. Paul Ryan told the audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference. "Economic conservatism and social conservatism have the same moral root." Ryan's was a clear note of accord at a conference where discord was a major undercurrent: Some social conservative groups boycotted the conference because a gay Republican group had co-sponsored it. Read More
Today's National Review editorial on the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade is well worth reading in it's entirety, and I encourage you to do so. There's one key point that I would like to highlight: Read More
Via Glenn Reynolds, comes this report from Pro-Publica on the abortion doctor in Pennsylvania who was arrested last week and charged with eight counts of murder: Read More