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July 19th, 2006

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Report: Women misled on abortion risks - AP via USA Today


Report: Women misled on abortion risks
Posted 7/18/2006 10:27 AM ET

WASHINGTON (AP) — Women who consult with pregnancy resource centers often get misleading information about the health risks associated with having an abortion, according to a report issued Monday by Democrats on the House Government Reform Committee.

Congressional aides, posing as pregnant 17-year-olds, called 25 pregnancy centers that have received some federal funding over the past five years.

The aides were routinely told of increased risk for cancer, infertility and stress disorders, said the report, which was prepared for Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif.

Only a small fraction of the more than 4,000 pregnancy clinics nationwide get any federal funding, mostly for promoting sexual abstinence.

With a few exceptions, the federal government doesn't give money specifically for the counseling operations, but Waxman's staff said 25 centers got "capacity building grants." Thus, Waxman said, they should be held accountable for the information they dispense.

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Archbishop's adviser resigns over abortion claims - Guardian Unlimited


Archbishop's adviser resigns over abortion claims

Stephen Bates, religious affairs correspondent
Wednesday July 19, 2006
The Guardian

One of the closest advisers to Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, the leader of the Roman Catholic church in England and Wales, announced his resignation last night following tabloid claims that his former girlfriend had an abortion nearly 20 years ago.

Austen Ivereigh, the cardinal's director of public affairs, who has been credited with raising his public profile, said in a statement that he was resigning "as a result of persistent and untrue reports" about his private life. He said he was planning to take legal action.

He said: "The decision, which has been my own, was taken in order to avoid further distractions from the cardinal's crucial role as Archbishop of Westminster."

Dr Ivereigh's position became untenable because the Catholic church is opposed to abortion in all circumstances. The cardinal has recently been pressing the health secretary, Patricia Hewitt, to agree to a reduction in the upper age limit for terminations.

The Daily Mail reported last month that Dr Ivereigh had "manoeuvred" a former girlfriend into having an abortion in 1989 when he was a student at Oxford University, and that last year another former partner, understood to be a journalist on a Catholic newspaper, miscarried twins after their relationship ended. The Sunday Times last weekend reported pressure from the Archbishop of Birmingham, Vincent Nichols, that he should go.

Dr Ivereigh, who was briefly a Jesuit novice and later a journalist and deputy editor of the Tablet Catholic magazine before joining the cardinal's office in 2004, said that he opposed his girlfriend's abortion at the time and that the trauma of it had led him back to religious observance.

The cardinal said that the resignation had been offered some time ago but he had only now decided to accept it.
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Tribal president who proposed abortion clinic ousted again a day after being reinstated - AP


Tribal president who proposed abortion clinic ousted again a day after being reinstated

By Carson Walker

4:49 p.m. July 18, 2006

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A tribal president who was ousted and then reinstated after proposing an abortion clinic on the reservation was again stripped of her leadership role Tuesday.

An Oglala Sioux tribal judge had reinstalled Cecelia Fire Thunder to office Monday after she argued that her removal on June 29 violated tribal procedure.

The judge acted after the tribal council removed Fire Thunder from office for proposing a clinic on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation that would be beyond the reach of South Dakota's strict new abortion ban.

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Admin - Accepting co-maintainer apps

New and improved...and posted in the correct journal!

Are you strongly pro-choice?
Do you read news pertaining to abortion and reproductive rights?
Do you have some extra time to spare every week?
Can you follow the format laid out by yours truly?

Then I'm looking for you! I'd like to make this community a little more active. Since it is a pro-choice community, all articles posted should have a neutral or pro-choice slant to them. At this time, we are not writing editorials about the articles, just copying and pasting from various newssites. Ideally, I would like to add no more than 4-5 new maintainers to the account at this time.

Please respond in comments or send me an email (drunkenatheist@livejournal.com) if you would like me to consider you for maintainership.



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