As of April 10, 2013, Senators Manchin and Toomey have introduced a bi-partisan compromise for gun control legislation. Below are the key points as highlighted by Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
In the first 3 months of 2013, state legislators have introduced 694 provisions aimed at reproductive rights and abortion, according to Guttmacher Institute.
Are you listening? Do you hear? Read my lips soon there will be no abortions in states controlled by Republican legislatures. Over the last decades, abortion rights have been chipped away. The remaining few are now being hit with a large sledge hammer. Unconstitutional laws are passed that take away a woman’s right to choose. Fetal heartbeat detection is propelling the laws. Hear a heartbeat, restrict abortion.
One aspect of the strictest abortion law in the country? A 800-mile long area where no abortion services are available.
On the passing of Rabbi Herschel Schacter, we remember his part during the liberation of the Jewish prisoners at Buchenwald as the first Jewish chaplain to enter the camp. A beautiful rememberance notes his discovery of several children in the camp, including a teenaged Elie Weisel.
What a difference three years makes.
In 2010, Nebraska passed the country’s most restrictive abortion law that barred abortions after 20 weeks. By March 2013, 12 states have done so — or passed restrictions even earlier in the pregnancy, like North Dakota’s six-week ban.
This week Arkansas became the 10th state to outlaw abortion after 20 weeks by overturning the governor's veto on this law - a limit which violates the Supreme Court's legal threshold.
The House leadership continues its attack on women by introducing a version of VAWA that again strips the expanded provisions of the bipartisan Senate bill passed last week.