[NOTE: Given that the core anti-abortion belief that abortion is murder, there are many of the movement’s zealots who are eager to see doctors and other medical personnel involved on trial, in prison, and/or on death row. AG Rokita is hard-charging to stage the first big show trial, or get as near to one as he can. Even if his effort fails, what is euphemistically called its “chilling effect” (plain talk: intimidation) will be real. I expect other such show trials to follow.]
BY TOM DAVIES AND ARLEIGH RODGERS
November 30, 2022 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s Republican attorney general on Wednesday asked the state medical licensing board to discipline an Indianapolis doctor who has spoken publicly about providing an abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim who traveled from Ohio after its more-restrictive abortion law took effect. Continue reading Indiana AG Targets Doctor who helped 10 year-old rape victim→
[NOTE: Last weekend we posted a report on the deeply conservative Polish Catholic church, which is locked in a mutually vampiric embrace with the very rightwing Polish government, and losing young Poles as one result. In the country next door, Germany has another large cohort of bishops, but of a very different stripe: in Catholic terms, they’re the “woke” liberals.
[NOTE: The Wall St. Journal is paywalled to the eyelids, so this first clip is a quote of a quote from a week ago without a link, but I’m confident it’s accurate. It was written as speculation about the fragility of the narrow incoming Republican majority (about half a dozen) that will occupy the House of Representatives as of January.
The irony here is that it’s the outgoing lame-duck Democratic majority that’s now feeling the sharp point of the Fickle Finger of Fate: Democratic Rep. Donald MacEachin of Virginia died of cancer Monday. His absence abruptly reduces Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s House majority from 220 to 219, only six more than the Republicans’ 213. Continue reading Quotes of The Day: A Double Serving of Irony→