Morning Roundup: NYC Council Passes CPC Disclosure Bill


Would-be clinic bomber gets short sentence thanks to good grades, BYU basketball player kicked off the team for having premarital sex, prosecutors may seek death penalty against Kermit Gosnell, and NYC will be the next city that requires CPC's to disclose they don't provide abortion.

  • A North Carolina man who was convicted of giving an FBI informant bomb-making instructions to use against a Planned Parenthood clinic was given a 30-month sentence. Justin Carl Moose faced up to 20 years in jail, but the judge was “struck” by his good grades in high school, and said that the plot against the clinic “seemed to be out of character for you.”
  • A Brigham Young University basketball player was dismissed from the team for the rest of the year for having sex with his girlfriend. Premarital sex is a violation of the school’s honor code, and Brandon Davies “acknowledged his transgression” to school officials on Monday. (His fate at the school remains to be seen.) Davies was one of the top players on the team, and BYU was having an “awesome season,” according to RH Reality Check’s top college basketball expert, Brady Swenson. I give BYU one point for rules being equally applied to top athletes, but minus 100 points for having a rule against premarital sex.  
  • Philadelphia prosecutors have given notice of aggravating circumstances in the case against Kermit Gosnell, which leaves the door open for them to seek the death penalty. Gosnell is accused of murdering a woman and seven newborns while running a filthy illegal abortion business.
  • The New York City Council passed an ordinance requiring crisis pregnancy centers to disclose whether they provide abortion, emergency contraception, or pre-natal care both in advertising and in their waiting rooms and entrances. Mayor Bloomberg is expected to sign it into law.

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