Police in Ottawa, KS are still investigating the shooting of a 4-year-old boy resulting in the arrest of his mother’s boyfriend. This happened around 12:30 p.m. Friday in the 1100 block of North Oak when the mother’s boyfriend was showing someone how to handle the gun but didn’t realize it was loaded. The 4-year-old was shot in the leg. Police say they’re not considering the shooting an accident because the mother’s boyfriend intentionally pulled the trigger. He’s charged with aggravated endangerment of a child and criminal discharge of a firearm.
Wichita - home of the most rabid segment of the anti-abortion movement (Randall Terry’s Operation Rescue Theocrats and others) has managed once again to stop even legal abortions in their city.
In December, Aid for Women announced that it was training Dr. Mila Means on abortion procedures so she could finally bring those services back to Wichita this year. Since Dr. George Tiller was murdered in 2009, the largest city in Kansas has been without abortion services.
Now, after a lawsuit was filed to keep her from practicing, Means says she won’t be providing abortions after all.
The suit, filed earlier this month by Foliage Development Inc., owner of the business park where Means wanted to rent space, claims that a clinic would create a public nuisance. Protesters had already begun picketing outside the building, and three park tenants allegedly threatened to leave the property if the protests continued. Foliage Development got a temporary order to keep Means from opening at all.
*sorry for miss spelling “Wichita” as “Witchita” - I was just thinking of Christine O’Donnel types as I wrote this…
I also changed “Anti-Abortion” to “Anti-Choice” because in this case they are stopping legal abortions, and the same groups sometimes militantly oppose all forms of birth control and family planning.