As supporters and opponents gear up for Saturday's anniversary of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing most abortions, both sides also plan to spotlight other issues.This may or may not happen - it will require numerous phone cals, letters, and other grassroot efforts. But there is even more about which Pro-Life advocates need to be concerned:
Missouri Right to Life, the state's largest anti-abortion group, says its top priority is its effort to get a ban on cloning passed by the Legislature this session and signed by new Gov. Matt Blunt, an abortion opponent.
Of course, "choice" does not extend to pharmacists or doctors...
Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood, which through an affiliate operates an abortion clinic in St. Louis, is promoting a Missouri bill called the Birth Control Protection Act. The bill would bar governments from taking action to restrict birth-control measures to adults.
Paula Gianino, president of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region, says the bill is in response to reports that pharmacists in Missouri and elsewhere are refusing to fill birth-control prescriptions.
Gianino contended that such efforts are "a step in the wrong direction," by endangering women's health, limiting their access to legal contraception and invading their privacy.
She said Planned Parenthood even must fight a bill that would allow Missouri schools to teach only abstinence in sex-education courses that already are voluntary. "This is sex mis-education," Gianino said.This is demonic at its core...the ultimate inversion of reality - calling the truth a lie, and professing that the lies are the truths which will set all of society free.