Utah Women May Face Murder Charges After Miscarriages | CommonDreams.org
“Similarly astonished is the syndicated columnist Dan Savage. ‘Where will this insanity end?’ he wrote. ‘If every miscarriage is a potential homicide, how does Utah avoid launching a criminal investigation every time a woman has a miscarriage? And how is Utah supposed to know when a pregnant woman has had a miscarriage? You’re going to have to create some sort of pregnancy registry to keep track of all those fetuses. Perhaps you could start issuing ‘conception certificates’ to women who get pregnant. And then, if there isn’t a baby within nine months of the issuance of a conception certificate, the woman could be hauled in for questioning.'” Bill text here.
Mail Online | Woman who found coin worth £2,000 in garden becomes first to be prosecuted for not reporting treasure
Pure bullying. Government, get out of that woman's business. Read the rest of this entry »
Links for March 1, 2010: Utah Gov’t Poised to Treat Reckless Miscarriage as Criminal Homicide; UK Criminalizes Secret Treasure, others….March 2, 2010
EarthJustice | Global Warming Defeated by Utah’s Legislature
Earth Justice urges Utahans to go back to burning whale oil for light—or do something else just as uneconomical. They aren’t very specific in this post.
- Freedom From Religion Foundation | Freethought Radio, Podcast Will Continue
Air America has folded, but, the show will still air on Madison, Wisconsin’s local radio, among others, and, thanks to the Interwebs, we can all still enjoy a little Freethought Radio.
- reason.tv | 3 Reasons Not To Sweat The Citizens United Ruling
To be completely fair about campaign finance law, my understanding was that it limits what corporations could spend, not what they could say. Still, the effect of the law was to censor a political film—based on its political message—right in the middle of election season. I don’t see how the First Amendment’s guarantee of press freedom can permit that to happen.
- Information Is Beautiful | Climate Change Deniers vs The Consensus
Well, it looks like the “Denier” position is now popular enough to merit rebuttal. Read the rest of this entry »