Thursday, February 12, 2004

Abortion privacy

Comcast bid $66 billion to acquire Disney yesterday. STUPID STUPID STUPID. Had they bought the three-day ParkHopper, they could've gotten Disney for just $47 billion.

Other news is quite a bit more ominous. The New York Times reports:

The Justice Department is demanding that at least six hospitals in New York City, Philadelphia and elsewhere turn over hundreds of patient medical records on certain abortions performed there.

Lawyers for the department say they need the records to defend a new law that prohibits what opponents call partial-birth abortions. A group of doctors at hospitals nationwide have challenged the law, enacted last November, arguing that it bars them from performing medically needed abortions.

The department wants to examine the medical histories for what could amount to dozens of the doctors' patients in the last three years to determine, in part, whether the procedure, known medically as intact dilation and extraction, was in fact medically necessary, government lawyers said.

Forget Iraq. Forget the economy. I would vote for a pile of rubber novelty vomit before I'd vote for Bush. The novelty vomit would win the debates, too.

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