Perry in first place for National Dork! Rick Perry suggests Joan Rivers might not have died under Texas abortion laws | World news | The Guardian

“It was interesting that when Joan Rivers, and the procedure that she had done, where she died – that was a clinic. And I’m just – it’s a curious thought that if they had had that type of regulations in place, whether or not that individual would be still alive,” Perry said on Sunday in response to a question from an audience member during a keynote session at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin.

Despite Perry’s comment appearing to advocate for such centres, Rivers was treated at a facility which has been described as an ambulatory surgical centre. The circumstances of her death are still mired in uncertainty, claims and counter-claims.

Pro-choice campaigners reacted angrily to Perry’s words. In an email to the Associated Press Heather Busby, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, wrote: “The reality is that complications happen in all areas of medicine. There’s risk inherent in just about anything.

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via Rick Perry suggests Joan Rivers might not have died under Texas abortion laws | World news | The Guardian.

Just Because They Can – JBTC – Israel bans Muslims from Ibrahimi Mosque Thursday, Friday | Maan News Agency

The Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron will be closed to Muslim worshipers on Thursday and Friday, an official at the mosque told Ma’an Sunday.

Hijazi Abu Sneina told Ma’an the mosque would be open to Israeli settlers during the two days of Rosh Hashanah, or Jewish New Year, but closed to Muslims.

via Israel bans Muslims from Ibrahimi Mosque Thursday, Friday | Maan News Agency.