Previously, I had posted an article called, “Michigan’s Abortion HB 5711 is NOT as bad as Jezebel and HuffPo make it out to be” which centered on the fact that the information provided in an internet posting by both Jezebel and Huffington Post provided incorrect information. That is still true. However, the bill that both of these sites should also referenced is the Michigan HB No. 5713, which is also known as the “pain-capable unborn child protection act.” This bill makes it illegal to abort a child once it reaches 20 weeks in utero based upon the premise that the fetus may then feel pain. Here is the specific wording:
(4) A person shall not perform or attempt to perform an abortion upon a pregnant individual if it is determined that the unborn child has a probable postfertilization age of 20 or more weeks, unless in the reasonable clinical judgment of a physician the abortion is necessary to avert the pregnant individual’s death.
(5) A person who violates this section is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 15 years or a fine of not more than $7,500.00, or both.
Today, the Sierra Club is gathering with allies from around the country to encircle the White House with 5,000 people and rally against tar sands. Can’t make it to D.C.? Be one of the 5,000 links in the virtual chain to stop the dirty Keystone XL pipeline!
Sierra Club website: Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline
More about Keystone XL: Are the Koch Bros. Stonewalling Congress on Their Keystone XL Pipeline Interest?
More about Tar Sands: The Most Destructive Project on Earth More…
I woke up to sleet pelting the windows in my toasty warm house this morning and wondered what the turnout would be like for the Bank Transfer Day rally/protest at the Bank of America in Uptown, Albuquerque NM. Fortunately, as is typical with New Mexico weather, it quickly passed. The day was cold and blustery, but spirits were high as I arrived at the pre-arranged location on Uptown Blvd. Several people already had arrived and were in various locations on both sides of Bank of America as well as along Louisiana Blvd After approximately an hour of sign waving, hand waving and thumbs up’s to the cars honking as they went by, the group then marched from BofA to Louisiana Blvd and south down to Indian School Rd where the destination was the New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union paying them respect for all they do.