General Rutledge


Wo Schwangerschaftsabbrüche nun verboten sind und wo nicht

Leslie Rutledge, die Generalstaatsanwältin in Arkansas, unterzeichnet die Zertifizierung des Supreme-Court-Urteils. Damit tritt in dem Bundesstaat ein bereits vorgefertigtes weitgehendes Abtreibungsverbot in Kraft. (Foto: Stephen Swofford/AP)

Der Supreme Court hat den Weg für Abtreibungsverbote freigemacht, die ersten Staaten setzen entsprechende Gesetze in Kraft. In weiten Landstrichen der USA haben Frauen nun kaum die Möglichkeit zum legalen Schwangerschaftsabbruch. Der Überblick.


The flag of Arkansas, also known as the Arkansas flag, consists of a red field charged with a large blue-bordered white lozenge (or diamond). Twenty-nine five-pointed stars appear on the flag: twenty-five small white stars within the blue border, and four larger blue stars in the white diamond. The inscription “ARKANSAS” appears in blue within the white lozenge, with one star above and three stars below. The star above and the two outer stars below point upwards; the inner star below points downwards. The flag was designed by Willie K. Hocker of Wabbaseka, a member of Pine Bluff Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

In 1912, the Pine Bluff Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution decided to present the newly commissioned battleship USS Arkansas with an official state flag. Upon learning from Secretary of State Earle W. Hodges that there was no state flag, the society members urged him to hold a contest for the design of one. A committee was appointed, and it asked for designs to be submitted for consideration. Hocker’s design was “a rectangular field of red, on which is placed a large white diamond, bordered by a wide band of blue. Across the diamond is the word ‘ARKANSAS’,” (placed there by request of the committee) “and the blue stars, one above, two below the word. On the blue band are placed 25 white stars.”[1] This flag was adopted by the Arkansas legislature on February 26, 1913.[2]

My daughter-in-law recommends The Birth Dearth. Richard Morris‘s review tells a frightening tale. At the time his review was written the LA Times reminds us Mr. Morris had recently published a book on The Nature of Reality.

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