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Louisiana becomes fifth US state to enact foetal heartbeat abortion law

first_imgLouisiana’s law doesn’t contain exceptions for pregnancies from rape or incest. Louisiana’s Democratic governor signed a ban on abortion as early as six weeks of pregnancy today, a move that puts him squarely in line with the leaders of other conservative Southern states while provoking anger from members of his own party. With his signature, Governor John Bel Edwards made Louisiana the fifth state to enact a law prohibiting abortion when a foetal heartbeat is detected, joining Mississippi, Kentucky, Ohio and Georgia. Alabama’s gone further, outlawing virtually all abortions . Louisiana becomes fifth US state to enact restrictive abortion law based on foetal heartbeatTVNZ One News 31 May 2019Family First Comment: Louisiana’s latest abortion ban won support from many Democrats and was sponsored by Democratic Sen. John Milkovich. And the governor won some GOP praise for his position, including female Republicans!!“Although Edwards is a rarity in the national Democratic Party, he ran as an anti-abortion candidate. In his 2015 campaign, Edwards had a prominent TV ad that showed his wife, Donna, describing being advised to have an abortion because of their daughter’s spinal birth defect. The Edwardses refused, and the ad showed a grown-up Samantha.”#reallifeexperience The bill’s signing, however, won’t limit the state’s three abortion clinics anytime soon. Louisiana’s law takes effect only if the law in neighbouring Mississippi, which was recently blocked by a judge , is upheld by a federal appeals court. Edwards, a Catholic running for reelection this year, didn’t hold a public bill signing or issue a statement about it, instead announcing his action through his office. He had repeatedly said he intended to sign the measure, citing his faith and saying his views match those of the people in his conservative, religious state.READ MORE: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/world/louisiana-becomes-fifth-us-state-enact-restrictive-abortion-law-based-foetal-heartbeat?ref=emailfriendlast_img read more

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Union County Grad receives Johnny Bench award

first_imgLiberty, IN—In the past, the Johnny Bench Award has been presented to college baseball’s top NCAA Division I catcher, but this year it was extended to include top high school baseball and softball catchers from Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and West Virginia.Nate Webb, a 2019 graduate of Union County High School, a four-year letter winner in baseball, received a congratulatory phone call from Bench himself, but as he was not home at the time, he has the voice mail message from Bench to keep forever.The 10 winners will be honored June 18 at the Johnny Bench Awards Luncheon at Great American Ball Park. An award presentation will also occur on the Great American Ball Park field during pre-game ceremonies before the Reds vs. Houston Astros game that evening.last_img read more

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U.S. Marshals Arrest Man in Miami for Shooting 8 People at Texas Bar

first_imgThe charges stem from a shooting that occurred last Friday in which a man with a rifle, who is believed to be Crew, began shooting at a group of people in the parking lot of a venue called Rebar.San Antonio police Chief William McManus says the man was part of a group that had been turned away from the bar due to being “inebriated.”McManus explains that the man asked: “Don’t you know who I am? I’m a UFC fighter from California.”He then obtained a gun from his car.Crew was arrested without incident and is in being held without bond at the Miami-Dade County Jail, according to jail records. Federal agents in Florida have arrested a man who is charged in a shooting that injury eight people outside a Texas bar last week.U.S. Marshals arrested 37-year-old Jenelius Crew on Thursday morning as he left a Miami hotel, San Antonio police announced in a statement.He faces eight counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to police.last_img read more

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Jo scores a club double at par 3 championship

first_img Gloucestershire golfer Jo Matthews completed a double for her club when she won the English Women’s Par 3 Championship at The Warwickshire.Jo, from Shirehampton Park Golf Club (pictured), followed in the footsteps of fellow member Mary Groves, who took the honours last year.What’s more, Jo’s success came less than four months after she had a knee replacement operation. She returned to golf only at the beginning of this month – and she’s clearly on form.The 24-handicapper, who received 12 shots, scored net 54 on The Warwickshire’s Par 3 Castle course. She was two shots clear of a trio of players on 56: Michelle Underwood of Fingle Glen, Devon; Fame Grayson of Styal, Cheshire; and Paula Cowl of Woodbury Park, Devon.Fame Grayson, meanwhile, combined with her mother and fellow Styal member, Wad, and with Karen Lindsey of Carden Park, Cheshire, to win the team prize.Jo was one of six Shirehampton Park members who took part in the championship, which combines good competition with a hint of garden party atmosphere, thanks to the Pimms and cake enjoyed by the players.“It was an unexpectedly pleasurable day!” she said. “One of our ladies won last year and we went back so she could defend her title. I’m sure we’ll try and go next year.”Jo played very steadily throughout the 18 holes and the highlight was the 6th hole where she chipped in for a birdie two. “It was just one of those days when things go right.”Jo, who chairs the ladies’ committee at Shirehampton Park, took up golf 15 years ago when she was 50 and decided to retire from squash. Since then she’s had two hip replacements, as well as her knee operation, but has always been back on the golf course as soon as possible. 22 Aug 2013 Jo scores a club double at par 3 championship last_img read more