Washington Update 7 May 2018Family First Comment: This is why we need legal regulation around abortion laws. www.chooselife.org.nz/review#ImWithBothFor Robert Rho, destroying tiny lives was all in a day’s work. He performed so many abortions, more than 40,000, that one more death probably seemed insignificant — until 2016, when that death was one of his 30-year-old patients.Jaime Morales was six months pregnant when she went to Rho’s office in Queens. It turned out to be the last time she would go anywhere. In snuffing out the life of her perfectly viable baby, the New York doctor managed to sever Jaime’s uterine aorta, rip her cervix, and pierce her uterine wall. Rho knew she was in danger. When the bleeding wouldn’t stop, he had to perform another procedure. It didn’t work, but after she collapsed in the bathroom, Rho sent her home anyway — refusing to call an ambulance.In the car, Jaime slipped into unconsciousness — and by the time her sister reached 911 and got her to a hospital, it was too late. The young mother died. Now, two years later, Rho is in court, where he should have faced 15 years for manslaughter. But, just as the jury was about to weigh in with its verdict, the attorney reached a plea deal with prosecutors that will let Rho off with just months in prison — a victory his lawyers call “monumental.”For the Morales family, who lost so much on that awful July day, Rho’s actions were no “accident.” It was negligence of the worst kind – the sort of criminal callousness that’s taken hold in abortion centers across the country. Assistant District Attorney Brad Leventhal argued that this whole case went beyond malpractice. “It’s about greed and arrogance.” Jaime Lee Morales, he told the jury, “bled to death because this defendant did nothing.”Unfortunately, Rho is just the symbol of a broader abortion movement that cares more about making a profit than providing for the well-being of women. His Liberty Women’s Health of Queens office is closed, but hundreds of other abortion offices are still open and operating without the barest of concerns for mothers’ health. Planned Parenthood has spent millions of dollars fighting common sense standards and safety regulations that would help keep women like Jaime Morales alive. To their dismay, even states with some of the bluest roots stand behind sensible measures like abortion waiting periods, fetal pain bills, hospital admitting privileges, mandatory ultrasounds, licensed staff requirements — and, in a minor’s case, getting a mom or dad’s okay.For an industry supposedly predicated on “women’s health,” you’d think the clinics would be supportive. Think again. These businesses would rather make money than spend any on state-of-the-art care for mothers. Instead of giving women the cutting-edge care they claim to, groups like Planned Parenthood want to subject mothers to clinics with looser regulations than a public pool. No wonder taxpayers are desperate to defund them!https://www.frc.org/get.cfm?i=WA18E14&f=WU18E05Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.
Pulis is still looking to appoint a goalkeeping coach and remained tight-lipped on his former Stoke keeper Carlo Nash landing the role. He is also hopeful of adding to his squad to aid their fight against relegation with the Baggies 14th in the Barclays Premier League, but three points above the drop zone, ahead of Monday’s trip to Everton. “It’s an important two weeks in the window, important for the football club,” Pulis said. “The players we bring in have to be better than what we have, they have to make a difference. It’s a difficult window if you haven’t been preparing. “We have to make sure players are right. We’ve been busy behind the scenes but it’s very difficult. We have to get that team winning. I really do think it will be tough.” The Baggies boss admitted he heard Jewell was interested in the vacant Charlton job. The Addicks instead appointed Guy Luzon and Jewell left West Brom on Tuesday, following the arrival of Gerry Francis on a part-time basis, just a week after he was appointed joint-assistant head coach. Press Association Jewell, who has now been linked with a coaching job at Hull, is taking legal advice in the wake of his departure but Pulis insisted it did not come as a shock. “I had a phone call on Sunday saying Paul was in for the Charlton job. I spoke to him on Sunday but that was the last time I spoke to Paul,” he said. “I have been concentrating on getting stuff sorted out at this football club. I have been non-stop. “If it was going to be Charlton, Hull or whoever he is a good lad to have on board. “He has been linked with a few jobs, so we’ll see what happens. I hope he gets back into it, that’s where he should be and where he belongs.” Pulis is looking to appoint a replacement and spoke to chairman Jeremy Peace on Thursday but is in no rush to find a new man and will continue to work with long-time number two Dave Kemp. He said: “Myself and Kempy have done it by ourselves before and Gerry (Francis) comes up every other day. “We will get on with it. People make decisions and that’s it, you move on. I have got nothing but respect for Paul, he is a good guy.” Head coach Tony Pulis has hinted he knew Paul Jewell could quit West Brom 48 hours before his exit.
After Tanner McEvoy couldn’t find his way into the starting quarterback position last season following his transfer to the University of Wisconsin from junior college, he switched sides of the ball and played in 11 games at safety, with his future at being quarterback uncertain.Fast-forward a few months to Saturday’s Wisconsin football spring game, and McEvoy is commanding the No. 1 offense single-handedly, throwing his name square in the running to be the Badgers’ starting quarterback when they take the field in Houston against LSU.Last year’s starter, Joel Stave, sat out the last week of spring practices and Saturday’s game to rehab a shoulder injury he sustained in January’s bowl game, giving McEvoy center stage Saturday in front of the 8,204 people.“I think the offense played pretty well all around,” McEvoy said. “It was fun to get out there in front of the fans and just give them a little show and finish up spring ball the right way.“I think I played alright. I ran the ball a little more than I wanted to. I could have stepped up and thrown the ball a couple times. But other than that, I think the offense had a pretty well-rounded day.”McEvoy’s numbers during the second half of the Badgers’ Spring Game — a true scrimmage between the Cardinal and White teams — weren’t spectacular, going just 4-for-10 with 55 yards passing, while rushing three times for nine yards. He performed much better in the controlled scrimmage portion earlier in the day that was not scored. After a perfect throw and catch to senior Kenzel Doe for a 27-yard touchdown, McEvoy showed off his legs with runs of 37 yards and seven yards, with the second of those going for a touchdown. McEvoy looked every bit the part of a quarterback — and one that’s competing for a starting job nonetheless.“[McEvoy] carries himself like a quarterback,” head coach Gary Andersen said. “You can always have the athleticism, ability to throw the football, but you’ve got to fit within the system, and what I’m most proud about Tanner is he has fit himself in the system.“He walks up to the huddle, he looks more comfortable, and I think the football team is more comfortable around him, similar to how they were with Joel walking in and saying, hey, this guy can get it done for us.”The second half of the scrimmage, which was broken up into two 15-minute quarters with scoring, was fairly uneventful, with the Cardinal walking away with a 6-0 victory over the White team, thanks to two Jack Russell field goals from 41 and 30 yards away.McEvoy led both scoring drives for the Cardinal, while early-enrollee D.J. Gillins, Bart Houston and Thad Armstrong led the White team but produced few yards and no points in four series. In the controlled scrimmage, McEvoy was 1-for-4, Gillins was 4-for-6 and Houston was 0-for-3.In the second half of the Spring Game, when stats were officially kept, Gillins was 0-for-1, Houston was 3-for-4, Armstrong was 2-for-2 and Connor Senger was 1-for-2. Jazz Peavy led the Cardinal team with one catch for 30 yards, while Reggie Love led the White team with four catches for 24 yards.Heisman finalist Melvin Gordon and sophomore running back Corey Clement, participated in only the non-scoring, controlled scrimmage and weren’t tackled. Gordon ran for approximately 60 yards on eight carries, looking just as quick and agile as always. Clement carried a heavier load that included a “touchdown” run from inside the five-yard line. Austin Ramesh filled in nicely for Gordon and Clement in the scoring portion, rushing 12 times for 71 yards.Offense was hard to come by with Stave, Gordon, Clement and a plethora of receivers missing the scoring portion of the day. Potential starting receivers Rob Wheelwright, Alex Erickson and Jordan Fredrick were held out of the game as they were dealing with injuries. The Badgers’ receiving core could be the most competitive position when fall practices begin in August with five recruits coming in at receiver who could see playing time right away as freshman.As the offense fought through injuries and key players sitting out, the defense appeared to be much further ahead of their offensive counterparts. Replacing the entire front-seven this season, the defensive line appeared to be a position of strength and depth on Saturday.Senior Warren Herring, who practiced all of spring at nose tackle, played Saturday at defensive end, and will likely be one of the main cogs on the line this season, especially with his versatility. He will continue to get work in at defensive end in fall, with the emergence of Arthur Goldberg and Bryce Gilbert at nose tackle.“Especially coming off of last season, one of my goals this season is to be more consistent,” Herring said. “So I feel I can help the defense from my stand point by getting low, getting more pressure, making more tackles in the backfield and helping the defense get off the field.“I’m open to wherever coach wants to put me. I’m going to do my best to produce wherever they put me.”The linebackers are dealing with the departure of seniors as well, most notably All-American Chris Borland. Derek Landisch and Marcus Trotter manned the inside linebacker position for most of spring and Saturday, with both of them tallying tackles for losses in the first few plays of the day. Junior Joe Schobert excelled at outside linebacker Saturday, especially in the controlled scrimmage. In the first six plays, Schobert assisted on a sack, broke up a pass and had a tackle for a loss.The most experience returns at defensive back with Sojourn Shelton, Darius Hillary and Michael Caputo all returning. Peniel Jean played with the first team at safety with Leo Musso sitting out due to an injury. Both will compete for the final starting safety job in fall practices.Shelton was happy with the intensity and energy of the defense Saturday and only giving up six points. It’s something that they plan to build on and bring with them when fall practice begins in four months.“I think we showed really good out there today. Everyone’s flying around,” Shelton said. “I think that’s the best part. If we do break something off, you know there’s going to be guys down there chasing them, trying to make sure they don’t score, get any extra yardage, so that’s a good thing to see. Everybody’s just flying around, making plays and I’m pretty excited moving toward summer.”The 15 spring practices and spring game are over and the team will return to the field in August to prepare for LSU. With a lot of question marks on the team, said he Andersen feels that the spring season was a successful one.“So, overall, mission accomplished,” Andersen said. “[I’m] proud of the way the kids handled spring, all 15 practices. I don’t think we had a bunch of ups and downs. Some days were better than others, but they always are. But it was a good group. Now the challenge will be to continually move forward and get the right pieces of the puzzle in the right spots and make sure the kids stay fresh and excited about the game of football and prepared for summer conditioning and then obviously fall camp.”