News and Opinion for Democrats Against Bush -- Part II
Bush Ignores Women's Health, Denies Their Rights
PT. II - HOME PAGE
PT. II - CONTENTS
BUSH and the MEDIA
CIVIL RIGHTS
-- Gay Rights
THE ECONOMY
-- The Real Deficit
---- Deficit Lies
-- International Debt
---- Children Will Pay
-- Tax Cut Con Game
---- Tax-Cut Lies
------ to Small Business
---- Phony Benefits
---- Hurting States
---- Why Accepted?
---- Cuts Will Backfire
-- Low-Tax Mania
-- Move toward Flat Tax
-- Corp. Tax Dodgers
-- Corporate Welfare
---- Halliburton
-- The SUV Boondoggle
-- Unemploym't Worse
------ Comp. Denied
---- Jobs Not Created
-- Widespread Poverty
-- False Recovery
-- Stock Market
EDUCATION
-- Texas Sch. Scandals
-- Broken Promises
-- Abandoned Youth
-- College Aid Cut
-- Aid to Rich Colleges
-- Textbooks Censored
-- Acad. Freedom Denied
ELECTRONIC VOTING -- --- A Crucial Issue
ENERGY
-- Monstrous Bill
---- Allows Blackouts
---- Bi-Part. Oppos'n
-- New Energy Bill
ENVIRONMENT
-- Bush's "Eco-Speak"
---- How to Tell Lies
-- Crimes v. Nature
---- Air Pollution
---- Global Warming
---- Ozone Depletion
---- Chemical Hazards
---- Loss of Wildlife
-- States Combat Bush
---- Power Plant Suits
-- Pension Funds, Too
LABOR ISSUES
-- Worker Safety
-- Real Jobless Stats
-- Overtime in Danger
--"Productivity"
PUBLIC HEALTH
-- Poor Ranking
-- Privatized Socialism
-- Health Insurance
---- The Uninsured
------ Middle Class
-- Cost of Drugs
-- Medicare
---- A Cynical Bill
---- Favoring HMOs
---- $$ to Drug Co.s
---- Bait and Switch
---- AARP Sells Out
---- Bullying to Win
---- Australian Critique
---- Some Good News
-- Chill on Research
TRANSPORTATION
-- Amtrak
-- Mars vs. Amtrak
WAR OF IDEAS
-- Use of Language
WAR on TERROR
--'Enemy Combatants'
-- Ultra-Secret Trials
-- Homeland Insecurity
---- Funds Miss Needs
WAR on CIVIL RIGHTS
-- FBI Prying Grows
---- Targeting Protests
------ & Anti-Bush Talk
-- Computer Privacy
-- Patriot Act
---- Excesses
------ Cure - SAFE Act
---- Dangers
---- Author's Fear
---- Librarians' Warning
--"Patriot Act II"
---- Death for Protest?
---- Sneak Enactments
-- CAPPS II
---- GAO Criticisms
---- EFF Concerns
-- Guantanamo
---- Conditions
---- Legal Status
---- UK Judge's Blast
-- Torture Condoned
---- Canadian's Ordeal
-- Yousef Yee
WAR on SCIENCE
-- Scientists Accuse
---- Admin. Can't Deny
WAR on WOMEN
-- Abortion Truths
-- Notorious Photo
WAR on WORKING FAMILIES
"Women have abortions after 20 weeks only in extraordinary and horrific circumstances," [Kim Luton] says, "when there is a gross fetal anomaly or the mother's health is in danger. They are not women who don't want to be pregnant."
--quoted by Lynn Hurst in the Toronto Star

Toronto Star (Canada)
 
U.S. ban sparks new abortion battle
Pro-choice activists horrified by bill,
Fear step-by-step erosion of rights

LYNDA HURST  FEATURE WRITER
 

This excellent article is currently (4/1/04) available in full on the Toronto Star website at--  http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1068336305994&call_pageid=968332188854&col=968350060724 [found through a Google search by article title on the same date]

Excerpt--

...  "Women have abortions after 20 weeks only in extraordinary and horrific circumstances," [Kim Luton] says, "when there is a gross fetal anomaly or the mother's health is in danger. They are not women who don't want to be pregnant."
 
Medical conditions that may be harmful if a pregnancy is continued include serious kidney disease, uncontrolled diabetes and malignant hypertension. But supporters of the U.S. law say that abortion is never necessary to protect a woman's health. ...

Luton says the ban ignores the fact certain pre-natal tests can't be done until the 18th week of pregnancy, and that it takes two to four weeks to get the results. Therefore, a woman could be well beyond 20 weeks before she's informed the fetus has a severe genetic disorder and is likely to die in utero or at birth.

She also cites a case she was involved with of a 12-year-old who was raped, but didn't realize she was pregnant. Neither did her mother or family doctor — until the girl was five months along.

"To deny abortions to females who are facing these types of situations is truly immoral," Luton says flatly. ...

Copyright Toronto Star Newspapers Limited. All rights reserved.

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