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SAGINAW, MI – A Saginaw man is accused of impregnating an underage girl and then continuing to assault her to force her to have an abortion.

Prosecutors allege that 21-year-old Anfernique N. Martin sexually assaulted the underage girl multiple times throughout 2020. The girl ended up getting pregnant and Martin pressured her to get abort, prosecutors said.

Martin’s pressure on the girl culminated in an incident on October 9 where they were both in a vehicle in the parking lot of a Saginaw gas station. Martin strangled the girl unconscious and sexually assaulted her again, prosecutors say.

The police began investigating the same day.

Authorities issued a warrant for Martin on February 11. Police arrested Martin on April 26, and the next morning Martin appeared before Saginaw County District Judge Terry L. Clark to be arraigned on seven counts.

Martin is charged with three counts of third degree criminal sexual conduct with a 13 to 15 year old victim and single counts of second degree criminal sexual conduct causing bodily harm, assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm less than murder, assault with intent to force an abortion, and domestic violence.

Second degree criminal sexual behavior is limited to touching, while third degree involves penetration. Both face up to 15 years in prison. Assault with intent to coerce an abortion is a 20 year felony.

Appearing at the arraignment, defense attorney Uduak Eyo said Martin is a longtime Saginaw resident who has a 3-year-old son and no criminal record.

“I would ask the court to consider giving him a reasonable bond that he can post so he can be the father of his son,” Eyo said. “These allegations are his very first encounter with the law. This is his indication for me.

Eyo added that Martin is not currently employed.

Clark said that although Martin has no convictions on his record, he was charged with conspiracy to commit third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a victim between the ages of 13 and 15 in 2017. Those charges were dismissed , said Clark.

The judge ended up setting Martin’s bail at $50,000 cash, citing the seriousness of the offenses and the potential danger to the community. Clark scheduled Martin’s case for a preliminary review at 10:30 a.m. on May 11.

Clark further ordered Martin to have no contact with his alleged victim if he was to post bail.

Prosecutors declined to say how Martin gained access to the underage girl, how old she was at the time of the alleged crimes and whether or not the girl ended up having an abortion.

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Ex-Planned Parenthood employee says trans kids are ‘cash cows’ for abortion provider Thu, 27 May 2021 22:26:08 +0000

A former employee of Planned Parenthood speaks out about the organization’s ‘abhorrent’ transgender activism and reveals that trans-identified children have become a ‘cash cow’ for America’s top abortion provider.

Wall Street Journal contributor and author Abigail Shrier interviewed the former employee, who spoke to her anonymously for her February 8 newsletter, and described how, as a “reproductive health assistant” , she was responsible for providing hormone prescriptions to teenage girls who identify as boys and requesting them. According to her testimony, no doctor was present to assess the teenage girls her family planning clinic served, the girls were not always accompanied by a parent, and the “clinic director” responsible for deciding who should receive testosterone or other hormones had “no medical experience.”

The unidentified employee claims to have worked at a Planned Parenthood clinic which serves a small town of approximately 30,000 people. She anecdotally shared that her clinic would serve 1-2 biologically female teenage girls daily seeking testosterone for “gender-affirming hormone care.”

From the Shrier newsletter:

There were no doctors at the clinic where she worked. Nurse practitioners are the professionals with the highest medical training, she said. The clinic employed a gender counselor who had “no real professional qualifications or formal training other than being an MtF” (i.e. a male-to-female transgender person). Teens would come and talk to this gender counselor, and Planned Parenthood would then forward the counselor’s “notes” to a real, licensed mental health professional somewhere offsite, and automatically approve patients to begin their transition. This is basically how they got around the speak to a real advisor requirement,” according to the employee’s Twitter post.

Whether patients received specific treatments – testosterone therapy, for example – was decided by the ‘clinic director’, with ‘no prior medical experience’ whose previous job was to ‘run a Wendy’s’ , wrote the employee.

Every day, new teenage girls came to the clinic (sometimes with mom). They often arrived in groups of girlfriends, all claiming childhood histories of gender dysphoria and asking to be put on testosterone. Did she believe their testimonies? “I think they were telling what they perceived to be their authentic story at the time. For example, I was a 13-year-old girl, you know. Everything is very serious, everything needs to be corrected immediately,” a- she declared.

In any case, the script Planned Parenthood asked him to read didn’t leave much room for patient background assessment. “The questions we asked were like, very closed… It would be, ‘you know, what age did this start’? Boom that’s it. ‘What types of dysphoria do you experience’? ‘What do you want your transition’? ‘Do you want top surgery?’ ‘Do you want bottom surgery’?”

The former employee described how many of the patients who came to Planned Parenthood seemed to have “serious emotional issues, many of them had a history of abuse and baggage.” Some also had “self-harm scars” or “new marks of self-harm,” but the employee says Planned Parenthood would not address these issues before recommending confirming patients’ self-diagnosis of gender dysphoria and recommend hormone therapy, which contains serious risks including decreased sexual function, increased health risks, infertility, etc.

The ex-employee also described how providing transgender hormone treatments to trans-identified children is a lucrative business for Planned Parenthood.

“[T]children who identify with rans are cash cows, and they are kept going for the foreseeable future in terms of follow-up appointments, blood tests, meetings, etc., while abortions are ( hopefully) a unique situation,” the ex-employee said.

Shrier notes that in recent years, Planned Parenthood has become one of the largest providers of hormone therapy for trans people in the country.

The employee defended Planned Parenthood’s role in providing “vital services to women” but also said “their recent roles in trans activism are heinous and digging their own grave.”

“I’ll tell you, I struggled with morality and reconciling our actions giving these kids testosterone and estrogen and all that. I struggled more with that than being in operating room during a 20-week abortion to see these children, for example, interpret their feelings in such a way that they end up confused about their gender,” she told Shrier.

She also said that, as far as she knows, virtually none of the teens who come to her Planned Parenthood clinic for hormone treatment have been turned away.

“None of the girls,” she said. “One of the boys who admitted he smoked so much weed he doubled his estrogen… We ended up stopping his therapy until he saw – I think it was like a counselor in drug addiction or something like that. But other than that, we’ve never turned anyone down.”

White House reverses Trump’s global anti-reproductive policy Thu, 27 May 2021 22:26:08 +0000

In other reproductive health news, Texas lawmakers approve six anti-abortion bills; Kentucky passes constitutional amendment denying state abortion rights; and Delaware is beginning to erase its 19th century law making abortion a crime.

The Wall Street Journal: US reinstates reproductive rights report in global survey

Biden administration resumes practice of assessing women’s reproductive rights in various countries as part of State Department’s annual Global Human Rights Survey, reversing a Trump administration decision . The State Department released its annual human rights report on Tuesday. The report says an addendum to be added later this year will cover previously dropped topics, including maternal mortality, access to contraception and reproductive health care. These topics were last reported in 2016. (Donati, 3/30)

The New York Times: State Department Overturns Trump’s Policies on Reproductive and Religious Freedoms

Women’s access to contraceptives and reproductive care is a global human right that will be monitored by the United States, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken said Tuesday, reversing a Trump administration policy that had neglected the discrimination or denial of women seeking sexual health services around the world. . The announcement was one of many departures by Mr. Blinken from the previous administration’s approach as the State Department released its annual report on human rights abuses, even though he similarly condemned the abuses and state-sanctioned oppression from China to Syria to Venezuela that have continued for years. (Jakes, 3/30)

In US Abortion News –

Austin Statesman: Texas Senate Approves Legislation Banning Most Abortions, Tests Roe V. Wade

The Texas Senate on Tuesday approved six anti-abortion bills, including a proposal that would ban the procedure once a fetal heartbeat is detected, usually before a woman knows she is pregnant, and a another that effectively prohibits the procedure. The second measure would become law if the Supreme Court overturns previous rulings legalizing abortion. Abortion opponents have pledged to push an aggressive agenda to drastically limit the availability of the procedure, taking into account shifting power dynamics at the U.S. Supreme Court, where conservatives now hold a majority of 6 against 3. (Mekelburg, 30/03)

Lexington Herald Leader: Legislature Passes Constitutional Amendment Declaring Kentucky Abortion-Free

The Kentucky General Assembly raced to pass a series of last-minute bills in the closing hours of the last day of the 2021 legislative session, including a constitutional amendment addressing abortion. As the minute hand on the clock ticked toward midnight, the House tabled a flurry of floor amendments, none of which the public had a chance to read, to pass last-minute elements of their legislative wish list. (Desrochers and Brammer, 3/30)

Delaware News Journal: In Delaware, abortion is still a crime. Why lawmakers are changing it now

Delaware lawmakers want to erase a 19th-century law that classifies abortion as manslaughter and a felony. Abortion rights advocates argue the change is necessary to protect abortion rights in the event the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade after the confirmation last year of Judge Amy Coney Barrett. (Gamard, 03/30)

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]]> Planned Parenthood sees trans-identified children as ‘cash cows’, says former employee Thu, 27 May 2021 22:26:08 +0000

A former employee of Planned Parenthood speaks out about the organization’s “heinous” transgender activism and has revealed that children who identify as transgender have become “cash cows” for America’s leading abortion provider.

In an interview with Wall Street Journal contributor and author Abigail Shrier for her February 8 newsletter, the former reproductive health assistant spoke anonymously and revealed that when she worked as a “reproductive health assistant” she was in charge to provide hormone prescriptions to teenage girls who identify as boys.

In the United States, Planned Parenthood is a leading supplier of cross-sex hormones such as testosterone for women seeking medical gender transition. The responsibilities of their employees include screening patients and listing their medications and medical records before treating them.

According to Family Planning website for Central and Western New York, “Nationally, Planned Parenthood is the second-largest provider of gender-affirming hormonal care.”

At first, the former employee was hesitant to say anything against Planned Parenthood because she believes in its core mission, but then added that “Planned Parenthood’s recent roles in trans activism are abhorrent and that they are digging their own grave”.

According to the ex-employee, no professional doctor was there to properly assess the teenage girls to accurately determine their ovulation cycle. The teenage girls were also not always accompanied by an adult or their parents, and the ‘clinic director’ responsible for deciding who should receive testosterone or any other hormonal pill had ‘no prior medical experience’. and whose previous job was “running a Wendy’s.”

When assessing the patient’s story, they were given a script by Planned Parenthood and the questions they asked were, she said, “very closed…It would be, ‘you know, at what age? did it start’? Boom that’s it. “What kinds of dysphoria do you feel”? Boom that’s it, you know? “What do you expect from your transition”? “Do you want a surgery?” ‘Do you want bottom surgery’?”

She also noted that while taking their stories, she found that many of them had “serious emotional issues” and many of them had “history of abuse and baggage.” Some of them would even go to the clinic with “fresh self-harm scars”, but they were never supposed to address these issues as they would have to focus on recommending hormone therapy, which often contains serious risks.

The ex-employee, who fully supports abortion as it was the “bread and butter” of their clinic, had a different opinion regarding children who identify as transgender, saying that providing hormone treatments to children trans-identified has become a lucrative business for Planned Parenthood.

“[T]children who identify with rans are cash cows, and they are kept going for the foreseeable future in terms of follow-up appointments, blood tests, meetings, etc., while abortions are ( hopefully) a unique situation,” she said.

She also said that to her knowledge, none of the teenagers who have come to their clinic asking for hormone treatment have been turned away, even if it seems dangerous for the patient.

“None of the girls,” she said. “One of the boys who admitted he smoked so much weed he doubled his estrogen… We ended up stopping his therapy until he saw – I think it was like a counselor in drug addiction or something like that. But other than that, we’ve never turned anyone down.”

Their clinic, located in a small town of approximately 30,000 people, provided services to approximately 1-2 biologically female teenage girls seeking testosterone daily for “gender-affirming hormone care”, The Blaze wrote.

“I’ll tell you, I struggled with morality and reconciling our actions giving these kids testosterone and estrogen and all that. I struggled with that more than I did in the gym surgery during a 20-week abortion. It’s a lot to see these kids, for example, interpret their feelings in such a way that they end up confused about their gender,” she told Shrier.

Virginia repeals ban on abortion coverage through swap plans – NBC4 Washington Thu, 27 May 2021 22:26:08 +0000

The Virginia General Assembly has passed two bills that repeal the ban preventing some health insurance plans sold in the state from covering abortions.

House Bill 1896, introduced by Del. Sally L. Hudson, D-Charlottesville, and Senate Bill 1276, introduced by Sen. Jennifer L. McClellan, D-Richmond, ease restrictions through the Virginia Health Insurance Exchange. The exchange provides health insurance to about 270,000 Virginians who are self-employed or do not have access to insurance through employers, according to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Although the legislation will allow insurers to provide these services, it will not require them to do so.

The current restriction on abortion coverage through the Virginia Health Insurance Exchange was put in place in 2011 under the administration of Republican Gov. Robert McDonnell after the Affordable Care Act was passed. . Federal funds cannot cover abortion costs due to the Hyde Amendment, except in specific circumstances.

“The current ban on providing abortion care to private insurance companies does nothing to promote or protect anyone’s health and safety — it’s purely political,” said Rae Pickett, director of communications for Planned Parenthood. Advocates of Virginia.

“Abortion is the only legal medical procedure that is prohibited by Virginia law even from being offered by private companies that sell plans through an exchange,” McClellan said during the committee hearing. Bill.

Jamie Lockhart, executive director of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia, called the current ban “the government’s ultimate push”.

Supporters of the bill said the ban on abortion services through insurance companies disproportionately affects low-income people, and the bill will allow more people to get the care they need. Pickett said customers can currently choose a plan on the market that fits their needs, such as ones that offer different types of birth control.

“Abortion should be the same way,” Pickett said.

The federal health insurance market is typically used by low-income people who struggle to afford health care, “especially women, transgender people and non-binary people of color,” according to a statement. release from the Feminist Majority Foundation. The Virginia-based nonprofit advocates and organizes women’s rights, including reproductive rights.

Nearly 80% of Virginians support legal access to abortion, according to a poll commissioned last year by the Virginia Pro-Choice Coalition. The election of more pro-choice candidates and the Democratic seizure of both chambers led to the introduction and passage of more progressive legislation. Lawmakers have pushed for cuts in abortion services for years. Voting on both measures went along party lines.

Opponents of the legislation fear the measures will “grease the wheels” of public funding for abortion. Olivia Gans Turner, president of the Virginia Society for Human Life, fears that a repeal of the Hyde Amendment by the Democratic-majority Congress could lead to state money being used to fund abortions. Turner said Virginians may be supportive of legal abortion, but there is “great opposition to taxpayer funding of elective abortions.”

Turner said the Virginia Society for Human Life is concerned it will become difficult to find a plan on the market that doesn’t include abortion services. Passing the bill could result in more expensive plans for consumers because more services would be covered, Turner said.

W. Bruce Vogel, Associate Professor in the Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics at the University of Florida, specializes in health care economics. He expects the law to have limited impact since only a small fraction of health insurance market users have abortions in a year.

“More worrying may be whether a low-income pregnant woman can foot the bill out of pocket without insurance coverage,” Vogel said in an email. “Beyond the first term, abortion costs can run into the thousands of dollars, and that’s a big hurdle if you’re poor.”


This article was provided to The Associated Press by Virginia Commonwealth University Capital News Service.

California Covered Exchange Reopens; Hawaii government signs law allowing certain nurses to perform abortions Thu, 27 May 2021 22:26:08 +0000

The new measure in Hawaii is a response to doctor shortages on some of the state’s smaller islands. Other news comes from New Mexico, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Maryland.

AP: California reopens enrollment for health insurance coverage

California reopened enrollment for its state health insurance exchange on Monday, hoping more people will buy coverage now that the federal government is offering new assistance that could reduce monthly premiums by $1,000 or more in some case. Normally, people can only purchase health insurance through the state exchange — known as Covered California — once a year during an open enrollment period. But last month, President Joe Biden signed a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. About $3 billion of that money is coming to California in the form of new grants to help some people pay their monthly health insurance premiums. In some cases, people can purchase coverage for as little as $1 per month. (Beam, 4/12)

AP: Hawaii allows some nurses to perform abortions

Governor David Ige on Monday signed legislation that would make Hawaii the last state to allow certain nurses to perform abortions. Hawaiian law previously stipulated that only physicians could perform early abortions in clinics. But due to a shortage of doctors, several small islands lack abortion providers, forcing residents of those islands to travel to Honolulu if they need the procedure. “This law will allow people who are in desperate need of reproductive health care services to receive health care from the highest quality health care providers, including advanced practice registered nurses, where they need it most. need it, when they need it and…in their own communities,” Laura Reichardt, director of the Hawaii State Center for Nursing, said at a bill signing ceremony. (McAvoy, 04/13)

The Hill: New Mexico governor signs marijuana legalization bill

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) on Monday signed legislation to legalize the recreational use and sale of marijuana in the state, as well as expunge the records of people who have previously been sentenced for low-level cannabis. Lujan Grisham has advocated for legalization since taking office and she convened the state legislature last month to vote on the bills after lawmakers failed to do so before the legislative session expired. ordinary. (Weixel, 4/12)

North Carolina Health News: Cooper, GOP focus on needs of seniors in budget process

Greenville’s Dolores Gardner is looking forward to fresh vegetables from the farmer’s market as well as home-delivered meals she shares with her husband Austin. These come from Pitt County Meals on Wheels in July as one of the services funded through block grants for home and community care, funds that are expected to rise in state and government budgets this year. federal. (Goldsmith, 4/13)

Georgia Health News: White Bagging: Drug Insurer Change Sounds Alarm

A big change in cancer drug treatment is coming to Georgia. It is not a new drug. What’s coming is the so-called “white bag,” an insurance tactic involving expensive drips or injections. And at Crisp Regional Health Services in Cordele, Jennifer Taylor, an oncology nurse practitioner, worries about the ultimate effect on patient care. (Meunier, 4/12)

KHN: Orange County Hospital Files Divorce From Major Catholic Health System

In early 2013, Hoag Memorial Presbyterian Hospital in Orange County, California, joined St. Joseph Health, a chain of local Catholic hospitals, amid enthusiastic promises that their affiliation would expand access to care and improve the health of community residents. Eight years later, Hoag says that view of “population health” is dead and wants to go. He is embroiled in a legal battle for the independence of Providence, a Catholic health care system with 51 hospitals in seven states, which absorbed St. Joseph in 2016, dragging Hoag with it. (Wolfson, 04/13)

Politico: NCAA hints championships are on the line with Florida considering ban on transgender sports

The NCAA is “closely monitoring” states, including Florida, that move to ban transgender athletes from playing women’s sports, warning in a statement Monday that places that fail to treat all student-athletes with “dignity and respect” could lose. on the organization of championship matches. Without mentioning Florida by name, the statement from the NCAA Board of Governors comes just a day before the House will take up its proposal that women’s sports teams are specifically for “biological” women and girls. State lawmakers were quick to criticize the NCAA’s position on the matter. (Atterbury, 4/12)

San Francisco Chronicle: California is converting vacant hotels and buildings – they now house 8,000 homeless people

A six-month sprint to convert vacant hotels, motels and other buildings into housing for the homeless has created shelter for more than 8,000 people at a fraction of the cost of new construction, officials said Friday. of State. The Homekey program, which launched last summer with money from the federal coronavirus relief program, has awarded nearly $800 million to dozens of cities and counties in California to buy sites and convert them in supportive housing by the end of 2020. (Koseff, 4/11)

The Baltimore Sun: ‘I come to breathe’: In times of stress, black people turn to yoga for meditation, relief and healing

As Kendra Blackett-Dibinga walked to her yoga studio in Mount Vernon on the first day of the trial for the Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd two weeks ago, she spotted a black man wearing a hoodie, emblazoned with large white letters: “I can’t breathe. These three words reinforced his purpose as a yoga instructor. (Turner, 4/13)

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]]> Supreme Court, rejecting restrictive LA law, refuses to roll back abortion rights Thu, 27 May 2021 22:26:08 +0000

In a decision that is sure to trouble the fall election, a Supreme Court made up of a majority of anti-abortion justices on Monday refused to take its first opportunity to roll back abortion rights. In a 5-4 decision, the justices said a Louisiana law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital is an unconstitutional burden on a woman’s right.

The decision in June Medical Services vs. Russo effectively confirms a case from only four years ago. In 2016, in Whole Woman’s Health vs. Hellerstedta 5-3 majority overturned parts of a controversial Texas law, including not only the requirement for admitting privileges, but also the requirement for abortion clinics to meet the same standards as centers surgeons who perform more advanced procedures.

The deciding vote was cast by Chief Justice John Roberts, who has voted in the past to uphold Texas law. In a concurring opinion, he said his vote here was based on the court’s unwritten rules regarding precedent.

“The legal doctrine of stare decisis requires us, absent special circumstances, to treat similar cases alike,” Roberts wrote. “Louisiana law imposes an abortion access burden just as severe as that imposed by Texas law, for the same reasons. Therefore, Louisiana law cannot stand up to our precedents.

Had the law been upheld, it likely would have resulted in the closure of two of the three remaining abortion clinics in the state, the plaintiffs argued in court in March. The judges asked many questions about how the doctors at each of the clinics tried and failed to obtain the required privileges. This is not because the doctors were unqualified, but because most hospitals do not grant privileges to doctors who do not admit patients, and outpatient abortions rarely result in hospitalizations.

“To say we’re thrilled doesn’t even come close to saying how we feel,” said Kathaleen Pittman, administrator of the Hope Medical Group for Women in Shreveport, one of the clinics in the case. “Today’s victory allows all three clinics to remain open to continue providing care.”

The ruling is likely to spark a major backlash from conservatives who had hoped to see progress in rolling back abortion rights since Anthony Kennedy – who has often sided with the court’s liberals in defending the right to abortion – retired and was replaced by Brett Kavanaugh.

Conservative and anti-abortion groups wasted no time venting their fury, especially against Roberts. “Today the Supreme Court betrayed the rule of law and the dignity of the judiciary,” a statement from Heritage Action for America said. “This is the latest in a series of judicial power grabs by the chief justice and the liberal wing of the court.”

Reactions also signaled that abortion is likely to be a galvanizing issue in the fall presidential and congressional campaigns. Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, a group that opposes abortion, said: ‘It is imperative that we re-elect President Trump and our pro-life majority in the US Senate so that we can further restore the judicial system, especially the Supreme Court.

Abortion-rights proponents feared that if Louisiana’s law were upheld, the case would open the door for other states to want to restrict abortion without outright banning it. According to the Guttmacher Institute, which tracks reproductive health legislation, 15 states already have admissions privilege laws on the books or would have been likely to enact them because they have anti-abortion governors and majorities. legislative.

Yet the right to abortion in the High Court is far from guaranteed. As of June 1, 11 states had passed laws banning abortion in the first trimester of pregnancy, according to Guttmacher. Tennessee joined this group a few days ago. Several of these laws are in preparation for the High Court.

“Unfortunately, today’s court decision will not stop those who are determined to ban abortion,” said Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, which argued the case before the tribunal. “We will be back in court tomorrow and will continue to fight state by state, law by law to protect our constitutional right to abortion.”

The court also declined to rule on a technical detail that could have had far-reaching implications. Louisiana had asked the court to rule that abortion providers lacked standing to sue on behalf of women seeking abortions. Doctors and clinics have been suing on behalf of their patients since at least the 1980s, and the Supreme Court has always allowed it. And these physicians, of course, are in some ways more directly affected by the law because the penalties for violations fall on them, not their patients.

However, the court did not accept this argument either.

Justice Stephen Breyer wrote in the majority opinion, “We have long permitted abortion providers to invoke the rights of their actual or potential patients in challenges to abortion regulations.

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Governor Stitt Signs Three Bills Restricting Oklahoma Abortions – FOX23 News Thu, 27 May 2021 22:26:08 +0000

OKLAHOMA CITY — Governor Kevin Stitt has signed three bills aimed at restricting abortions in Oklahoma, he announced in a tweet Monday.

Stitt said he signed House Bills 1904, 1102 and 2441.

“I’m keeping my promise to sign all pro-life laws,” he said in the post.

“We now have three more laws protecting the lives of unborn children.”

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Under HB 2441, no abortion can be performed on a fetus that has a detectable heartbeat.

Anyone found to have violated that provision would be guilty of homicide, officials said. The bill provides an exception to save the life of the mother or avoid the risk of substantial and irreversible physical harm to a major bodily function, but this exemption does not include psychological or emotional disorders.

Read the full language of HB 2441 here

HB 1102 would include performing an abortion under state statutes for “unprofessional conduct” unless the abortion is necessary to prevent the death or significant physical impairment of the mother.

Read the full language of HB 1102 here

HB 1904 says doctors performing abortions must be certified in gynecology and obstetrics.

Read the full language of HB 1904 here

The three laws will come into force on November 1, unless they are challenged in court.

Richard Cash thinks married gay men are in ‘rebellion’ against God Thu, 27 May 2021 22:26:08 +0000 Republican Senator Richard Cash speaks before the South Carolina Senate during a debate on an abortion bill. (Vimeo/AFFA)

South Carolina Senator Richard Cash has come under fire for an anti-LGBT+ rant that he undertook while an anti-Abortion law was under consideration.

The Republican senator claimed the era of civil rights and marital equality caused the “slow and descending moral delay” in America. He made his remarks as a proposal banning abortion as soon as a fetus’s heartbeat can be detected was being debated in the Senate.

“We are in a slow, downward moral decline in this country that accelerated in the 1960s and has continued to this day,” Cash said. “I’m going to do theology. I believe that as a nation we are in rebellion against God and God’s moral law. Just outright rebellion.

Cash argued that Americans have “gone numb” because “so much has happened in our lifetime.”

LGBT+ organizations in Caroline from the south banded together to condemn Cash’s “tirade” before the Senate. Several LGBT+ and allied organizations in South Carolina — including the Alliance for Full Acceptance, the Harriet Hancock Center, Gender Benders and the Campaign for Southern Equality — released a statement pushing back against the speech.

Chase Glenn, executive director of the Alliance for Full Acceptance, said the organizations will not allow Cash’s “incendiary tirade against South Carolina’s LGBTQ people to go unchecked.” He said: “Let’s be clear, his words aren’t just empty vitriol.

“He has a long history of promoting legislation that would directly threaten the lives and dignity of LGBTQ people in our state. His language and actions only further divide our state, when we should be working harder than ever in this time of national crisis to unite, solve our common problems, and build communities where every South Carolina can thrive.

Marital equality

The first “thing” he raised was marriage equality. Cash said: “It wasn’t that long ago this body – I wasn’t there – but they embraced something about marriage, defining marriage between a man and a woman.”

He continued, “The Supreme Court came in and said, ‘No, no, no, nobody can get married. Two men, two women. We’re going to throw away everything we know about marriage and human history. We will reject all state laws that may regulate or govern this ancient institution. “

He referenced the landmark Supreme Court decision Obergefell v Hodges. The Supreme Court has ruled that the fundamental right is guaranteed to a same-sex couple. The ruling requires all 50 states and the District of Columbia to solemnize and recognize same-sex marriages on the same terms as heterosexual couples.

trans issues

Cash claimed that the “next thing in this downward spiral” is the rise of trans problems in the United States. He said: “Now we’re talking about transgender, and it’s frankly so crazy.”

“It’s hard for me to understand that someone can wake up one day in a man’s body and say, ‘I think everything is screwed up. I think I’m female, or vice versa,” Cash said.

He then mentioned a proposal he had previously put forward that would have prevented trans girls and women from competing on sports teams that matched their gender identity. Legislators in Kentucky, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Tennessee have introduced similar bills.

Cash said, “If you’re a young man, biologically you can’t claim to be transgender and then compete against young women in sporting events.”

“Cultural Elite”

He then said that ‘our cultural elite’ had turned trans issues into a ‘new front of the civil rights effort’ before criticizing the president Joe Bidens “executive order saying basically the same thing”.

“Now we have a president who wants to say, ‘If the boy says he’s a girl, then he, he, she, should be allowed to compete,'” Cash said. “Maybe even use the bathrooms and showers because you can’t deprive these transgender people of their basic rights.”

Returning to the bill in question, he pledged to seek further limitations against abortion and condemned his colleagues for not sufficiently opposing abortion and LGBT+ rights.

A new bill would authorize the death penalty for abortions Thu, 27 May 2021 22:26:08 +0000

AUSTIN, Texas — A Republican state legislator in Texas has introduced a bill that would reclassify abortion as assault or homicide, the latter of which carries the death penalty.

First reported by the Texas Tribune, State Rep. Bryan Slaton announced via Twitter that he had filed HB 3326.

“Today I filed HB 3326 to abolish abortion in Texas,” Slaton wrote. “The bill will end the discriminatory practice of ending the lives of innocent children and ensure equal legal protection for all Texans, no matter how small.”

The bill further prohibits abortions during fertilization. Most abortions in Texas are currently banned after 20 weeks.

It was noted that this is not the first time that such a bill has been tabled. Republican Texas State Rep. Tony Tinderholt submitted one in 2019 that also classified abortion as homicide.

Abortion remains legal in the United States after the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade.