FemCare plans to re-open after politically motivated suspension of business license
FemCare plans to re-open after license was ‘suspended’ for 23 violations
ASHEVILLE — There is a little bit of good news.
FemCare, the only clinic that survived the #motorcyclevagina law, says that they plan to re-open after the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services suspended their business license for 23 violations Wednesday evening.
For now, though, they remain closed after a politically motivated suspension.
Rep. Susan Fisher (D-Buncombe) said the inspection was politically motivated, telling WMYA MY 40, “On a scale of one to ten, it’s definitely a ten, because we knew and they knew that Femcare was one of the few, if not the only, facility that would be available to women who need this kind of care. And now their license has been pulled.”
Obviously, she knew the same thing I did.
Women’s health and rights activists say that the recently-signed #motorcyclevagina law is not needed as current regulations are already working as is. “At NARAL Pro-Choice NC, we believe everyone should have access to safe, quality reproductive health care,” said the group’s executive director, Suzanne Buckley, in a statement. “The DHHS citations reinforce our position that the current regulations are working and SB 353 is unnecessary, politically motivated. Some have suggested that timing of the citations is suspicious and politically motivated. It certainly deserves further inquiry. Our efforts will continue to be focused on advancing and protecting access to reproductive healthcare for all North Carolinians.”
“I think this is continued evidence that the regulations we already have in place are working,” Melissa Reed, vice president of public policy for Planned Parenthood Health Systems, told the Asheville Citizen Times. “It is absolutely critical that every single clinic meet current regulations, and that any violations are met in a direct and speedy manner.”
Summerton woman may sue Church’s Chicken despite apology
SUMMERTON — A Clarendon County woman who was kicked out of the Church’s Fried Chicken restaurant on Walton Way in Augusta, Ga. may file a federal lawsuit despite the apology they sent.
On Tuesday, Eva Heisch and her four-year-old daughter were kicked out of Church’s because her daughter requires a service dog.
An Augusta service dog trainer said the same thing I did: that Mrs. Heisch should have been allowed service.
“If it serves the public, then you have the right to go into that establishment with your service dog,” said Southern K-9 solutions owner Jerry Lyda.
“A service dog could be a Chihuahua. It doesn’t always have to be a German Shepherd or a Labrador or anything like that.”
Mrs. Heisch says her dog is a trained service dog that prevents her autistic 4-year-old daughter from wandering off or being attacked.
“The dog will keep her out of danger. She will keep her from going into the street and walking into traffic. She will alert her when somebody is aggressively making a move towards her. She will give out a warning bark,” said Mrs. Heisch.
According to an Augusta-Richmond County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the manager at Church’s Chicken told deputies that Mrs. Heisch never told her the animal was a service animal, but Mrs. Heisch told WJBF-DT News Channel 6 a different story.
“I told them that it was a service animal and that she was allowed in there by law. That’s why I have requested that Church’s Chicken preserve the evidence and preserve those video tapes,” she said
Here’s the statement from Church’s:
“We are sorry for the confusion during Mrs. Heisch’s visit to our restaurant yesterday. It is our policy to comply with State and Federal laws and to allow service animals into our restaurants. Our manager clearly did not hear or understand from Mrs. Heisch that her dog was a service animal. Mrs. Heisch and her service dog have personally been invited back and are welcome in any of the Church’s Chicken restaurants.”
I truly hope that Mrs. Heisch go forward with her lawsuit, so that no one else will have to go through what she and her autistic daughter went through at any restaurant, let alone a local Church’s Chicken restaurant that should know better!
SRP robbed by woman in Augusta
AUGUSTA, GA — A woman is wanted for robbing an SRP Federal Credit Union in Augusta.
Around 14:30 today, ARCSO said that a woman entered the SRP Federal Credit Union on 3120 Peach Orchard Rd demanding cash.
The suspect, who was wearing a wig, collected an undisclosed amount of loot and fled to scene on foot towards the Windsor Spring Rd area.
The wig was recovered at a nearby Dollar General store.
The suspect is an African-American female, described as standing 5’1″-5’5″ tall, wearing a red female-style tank top, black pants, a purse, and white Tennis shoes.
Call the ARCSO at 1-706-821-1080 if you have any information leading to the capture of the woman.
Yale continues to treat campus rape as a joke
NEW HAVEN, CT — More than a year after Yale entered a voluntary agreement to clean up its act and start taking campus rape seriously, they have gone back to their old ways of promoting out of control campus rape culture.
Yale’s new report on how the university is handling sexual misconduct demonstrably fails to factor the word rape into their report — instead, the act is described as “nonconsensual sex,” and it’s usually punishable by “written reprimand.”
Unbe-fucking-lievable. This is how an Ivy League college, one of the supposed ‘Gold Standards’ in college education, treats an out-of-control campus rape culture that has thrived on their campus.
But wait, there’s more!
According to Jezebel, Yale has formally found sufficient evidence against a half-dozen perpetrators of “nonconsensual sex” so far in 2013. Of these sextet, only one was suspended, and only for one year. A quartet of others received “written reprimands,” and one is on “probation.” To summarize: five out of these six perpetrators of rape — that’s 83% of them — will graduate with a slap on the wrist (and an Ivy League diploma!) or stay on campus, and the sixth can come back in a year.
Not surprisingly, women voiced their disgust at these assclowns:
In Sept I'm returning to a campus where, just like when I was a freshman, rape is addressed with "written reprimands" http://t.co/CouiVoMGUT
— Alexandra Brodsky (@azbrodsky) August 1, 2013
“It’s really irresponsible [for Yale] to let known perpetrators of rape stay on campus alongside the survivor and alongside other students who could potentially be victimized in the future,” said Hannah Slater (’13 YSPH ’14). “They’re not making the campus a safer place.”
As mentioned on here on July 11, Duke has a tough new anti-rape policy (six years after the Duke lacrosse rape) that will be implemented on August 19.