Saturday, December 20, 2008

thank the goddess for the innocence project

A Daughter's Nightmare, 20 Years Too Long
Helen Ubiñas
She was 10 when a cousin picked her up from school and told her that her father had been arrested for killing someone; a Daddy's girl who rushed past reporters parked outside her grandmother's house to find her mother inside, crying by a window.

"I was confused," Vanessa Roman recalled as we sat in her New Britain living room Tuesday night.

She'd left for school that morning with her family intact, and suddenly the house was filled with people trying to reassure her and her younger sister that everything was going to be all right, that their father was innocent.

She didn't need them to tell her that............

emergency contraception is NOT abortion

it never was and it never will be.

king george and his court do NOT respect women. they never have and they never will. this is just another nail in our coffin

Federal Regulation Will Override Plan B Agreement
By ARIELLE LEVIN BECKER | The Hartford Courant
A federal regulation set to take effect in the final days of the Bush administration threatens to "blow apart" the carefully crafted agreement that guarantees all Connecticut hospitals provide emergency contraception to rape victims, state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said Friday.

The rule, issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, reinforces protections for health care workers and institutions who refuse to provide services they object to, including abortion.

When it takes effect Jan. 18, the regulation will override the 2007 Connecticut law that requires hospitals to provide emergency contraception, commonly known as Plan B, to rape victims, Blumenthal said.

"We went through a very lengthy, painstaking, contentious process to reach our statute in Connecticut, which has worked well for everyone," Blumenthal said. "This administration's new regulation threatens to blow apart that very significant balance of interests and compromise.".........

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

because i feel so passionately about it

i'm going to come right out and say it:

i don't care if god herself told you it was ok for kids to fire uzis. IT'S NOT. IT'S NOT OK FOR A KID OF 8 TO HOLD OR FIRE AN UZI

2 plead not guilty inboy's Uzi death
Springfield, Mass. (AP) - Two men accused of providing machine guns to a show where an 8-year-old Connecticut boy fatally shot himself with an Uzi have pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter.
Attorneys for Carl Giuffre of Hartford, Conn., and Domenico Spano of New Milford, Conn., entered the pleas Monday after the men were excused from appearing in court in Springfield..

Hampden District Attorney William Bennett said the men brought the guns to the Westfield show in October after being wrongly assured by a show promoter that it was legal for children to use the Uzi under Massachusetts law.