WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY: At the White House — “Together, we recommit to deepening our understanding of Down syndrome and learning more about how we can ensure the beautiful people with Down syndrome are able to fully participate in society.” – President Trump
FEMINIST PRESIDENT TRUMP: President Trump employs more women as senior advisers than former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton did at the similar points in their presidencies. At the moment, Trump has seven female top advisers, as compared to five for Obama, three for Bush, and five for Clinton at the same times in their administrations.
STUDENT LOANS: With the rising burden of student loan debt becoming an increasingly critical issue, the Trump administration, with Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump taking the lead, has proposed bold reforms that would modernize student loan borrowing and encourage responsible practices.
HOWARD DEAN: Governor of Vermont (1991-2003), candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination (2004), Chair of the Democratic National Committee (2005-2009), political consultant and commentator, Obama slobberer extraordinaire.
PROJECT VERITAS: O’Keefe strikes again – In other words, he writes algorithms to punish the 63M+ Americans who believe stuff he doesn’t like.
PALESTINIAN LIVES MATTER: But only when Israel can be blamed – “The people of the Gaza Strip are protesting again, and soldiers are shooting again, and civilians are being victimized again. Only this time you may have missed the story,” Bret Stephens writes. “That’s odd: Some media outlets are prepared to devote months of journalistic effort in order to trace the trajectory of a single bullet that accidentally kills a Palestinian — provided the bullet is Israeli. The difference this time is that the shots are being fired by Hamas.”
PRIEST STABBED DURING MASS: Father Claude Grou, rector of Saint Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal, was stabbed twice during morning Mass on Friday. The service was being live streamed, so there is video of the assault (at the link). The suspect was quickly wrestled to the floor by security guards and taken into custody. Because the knife broke, Father Grou suffered only minor injuries to his upper body.
MISSISSIPPI: Heartbeat bill signed — Gov. Phil Bryant, R-MS, signed a bill banning abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected, or at about six weeks. “We think this is showing the profound respect and desire of Mississippians to protect the sanctity of that unborn life whenever possible,” Bryant said of the legislation. “It also protects, we believe, the physical and mental health of the mother. Pro-aborts have no doubt already filed court challenges.
SOUTH DAKOTA: 5 Pro-life bills signed – South Dakota’s Republican Gov. Kristi Noem signed a slate of bills into law Wednesday to impose various new restrictions on abortions and responsibilities on the physicians committing them, as well as a new safeguard for patients’ rights.
Four of the bills will require abortionists to give women the chance to see a sonogram of their baby and listen to his or her heartbeat, make it a Class B felony to cause an abortion against a mother’s will, impose reporting requirements on abortions, and create a standardized abortion consent form.
A fifth bill requires parental consent before orders to withhold resuscitation can be used on minors.