I’m a sucker for proposal videos, but this one is a
two four Kleenex affair. On Saturday night, a woman named Christina proposed to her girlfriend Alicia during halftime at a Senators/Maple Leafs game while cheesy music plays in the background. If we can forget for a moment that public proposals are horrifying, this one is actually sweet: a lesbian couple can declare in front of a packed auditorium and the audience claps and cheers. Sniffle, sniffle. [Yahoo]
Idaho’s state senate may vote as early as today on a bill that will force women to get a medically unnecessary ultrasound before terminating an unwanted pregnancy. Anti-abortion activists say forcing a woman to have an ultrasound gives her “more information” before an abortion. Pro-choice activists and doctors say this is just another a tactic to restrict middle- and low-income women’s access to abortion, as the additional cost can be prohibitively expensive for women who already may be struggling to pay to end an unwanted pregnancy.
And guess who would love to jump in and “help” with that financial conundrum? Idaho’s so-called “crisis pregnancy centers,” which offer free ultrasounds to women but are staffed by anti-abortion activists — not actual doctors! — who will do everything, including lie to women, to stop them from terminating a pregnancy. Several cities around the country have actually passed legislation to thwart CPCs from misleading women.
So, to recap: Idaho women would be forced by law to have an ultrasound and if they cannot afford that ultrasound, the only place they could get one for free would be from anti-abortion activists.
Let’s have a big round of applause for women’s health care in America, everybody!
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Longtime readers of The Frisky will know I don’t make statements like this lightly: I think I may have found a baby animal just as cute as a baby panda. Look at those faces! These playful baby seal pups may live on South Georgia Island near Antarctica, but they’re drawn to cameras like a freak to a reality show casting call. Bark, bark! [YouTube via PaperMag.com]