In today’s News:
Woman sues St. Louis Planned Parenthood
As reported by pro-life watchdog group Operation Rescue, a woman named in the 2019 deficiency report for RHS Planned Parenthood in St. Louis sued the abortion business for damages after she was forced to undergo three abortions for the same pregnancy. According to the records, patient Maureen Peal went to RHS Planned Parenthood on May 26, 2018, for an abortion at 10 weeks and two days gestation. Abortionist Justin Diedrich, who was trained at the UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, committed a first-trimester suction abortion without the guidance of an ultrasound and the abortion was determined to have been completed. But Peal returned to RHS Planned Parenthood a month later and learned she was still pregnant and that her baby — now 15 weeks and one day old — had a strong heartbeat. Now in the second trimester, she underwent a dismemberment abortion committed by Diedrich. That abortion was also determined to be complete. However, three days later, peal was admitted to Barnes Jewish Hospital with sepsis from an infected uterus. This led to a third abortion to remove the pieces of her deceased preborn child that Diedrich had left in inside her.
Push for Veterans Administration to pay for abortions
Democrats in Congress have been pushing for years to force taxpayers to fund abortions for military members and veterans. During a hearing Tuesday in the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, they debated another bill, sponsored by u.s. Rep. Julia Brownley Of Calif., to allow the Department of Veteran Affairs to start doing elective abortions with taxpayer dollars, according to the military news site Stars and Stripes. Pro-abortion democrats claimed a 30-year-old law prohibiting abortions in the VA is a “harsh” inequality for female military veterans. The VA does not abort unborn babies in elective abortions, and abortions are excluded from the VA health benefits package. Under a 1992 law, elective abortions are not considered part of “general reproductive health care” for veterans.
Pro LGBTQ law is challenged
A Christian wedding photographer and blogger in Virginia filed suit against that state’s attorney general, seeking to prevent the enforcement of a new non-discrimination law that its democrat supporters admitted was intended to be “punitive” against those who decline to celebrate same-sex weddings. The law presents the photographer with an impossible choice: violate his conscience, close his business, or face a $50,000 fine for the first offense and $100,000 fines for each later offense. Chris Herring, owner of Chris Herring photography, filed the pre-enforcement lawsuit on Tuesday before the law came into effect on Yesterday. The lawsuit claims the Virginia Values Act — Which Gov. Ralph Northam signed on the Saturday before Easter during a pandemic — violates Herring’s rights to free speech, free association, freedom of the press, religious liberty, and the Constitution’s ban on a government establishment of religion. “I happily work with and serve all customers, but I can’t and won’t let the state force me to express messages that contradict my beliefs,” the photographer insisted.