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Man Accuses Ex-Girlfriend of Abortion, Expresses Fury through Billboard

A man, who said his ex-girlfriend underwent abortion, had expressed his anger through a highway billboard in New Mexico. The billboard, which shows a picture of Greg Fultz with a sketch of a baby in his arms, accuses the woman of killing their child.

Greg Fultz, 35-years-old, had bought a billboard in south-central New Mexico when he found out that his ex-girlfriend was no longer pregnant.

Fultz’s former girlfriend says the billboard is a form of harassment, as well as an invasion of privacy. She has taken Fultz to court under the Family Violence Protection Act in New Mexico.

However, Todd Holmes, an attorney for Fultz says he is just applying his First Amendment rights, which gives citizens the freedom of speech.

A petition was filed by Fultz’s former girlfriend and said that Fultz had a history of harassment and stalking. She wrote on the petition that Fultz posted some of her intimate shots from one of their cyber dates. Also, the petition calls for the removal of the billboard and put online harassment to a stop.

Fultz had the billboard installed in the middle of May. A judge ordered, last week, that the billboard be removed in the middle of June. But, Fultz’s attorney said he is planning to file a motion to put the highway billboard in place. He also said that his client is prepared to enter jail if necessary.

Holmes said Fultz suspected his girlfriend had an abortion. However, emails sent to the Right to Life Committee said Fultz’s ex-girlfriend had a miscarriage and not an abortion.

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Abortion Showdown May Cost $4.3 Billion

An anticipated showdown over Indiana’s new law that cuts off funds for the Planned Parenthood organization may check just how far Republican states are willing to go in pushing their anti-abortion agendas. The stakes are high and the costs are even higher.

Indiana is the first state to cut off all funds to Planned Parenthood this year. This is in line with the Republican’s goal of weakening organizations that promote and provide abortion. Many other conservative states have already thought of doing the exact same thing but backed down due to the fear of losing federal money for all their Medicaid programs.

The eagerness of Indiana to stand up to federal government and risk billions of financial penalties could take this issue to uncharted political and legal territory. Republican leaders from other states are closely watching the looming confrontation as they device their own plans on abortion.

Christopher Arterton, a George Washington University professor, said that this is an example of an instance wherein a state is trying to go against national policy and in doing so; they are most likely to forego federal funding.

Is Indiana really willing to risk as much as $4.3 billion in Medicaid funds to stand-up for their right-to-life movement? Many Republicans believe that it is high time that they risk penalties to defend their principles.

On the other hand, many are questioning if the federal government – the Obama administration in particular – is willing to allow low-income families depending on Medicaid to suffer just to punish an insolent state?

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