Yesterday, South Dakota banned all abortions except those to save the life of the mother when the pro-life governor of the state, Michael Rounds, signed legislation severely restricting reproductive choice.
According to the New York Times, Rounds released a statement after signing the legislation saying:
"In the history of the world, the true test of a civilization is how well people treat the most vulnerable and most helpless in their society.
"It’s a hate movie, not a Date
Movie," chanted nearly 30 protestors outside the Regal Cinemas Clarks Pond
8 movie theater in South Portland this afternoon.
The movie, which opponents say contains a scene in which a
couple out on a date see a homeless person sleeping outside, yell
"Bumfight!" and attack the person, is a spoof of romantic comedies,
according to film publicity materials.
Portland's Green rep John Eder is soliciting activists for an anti-war demonstration on the city's Casco Bay Bridge. Called "Lights in the Darkness," the demonstration will coincide with the third anniversary of the start of the Iraq War.
Bring a candle or lantern to the bridge on Sunday, March 12 at 6 pm. If you don't have a candle, there will be some available.
Peter Bass is still plodding through the last permitting stages with the Portland Planning Board, but that doesn't mean he can't get rolling on selling the eight condos for artists he's developing at the Sacred Heart School. Bass's development company Random Orbit won the nod from the city council in January to buy the circa 1920s school.