As Steals the Morn

One of Handel’s most delightful Arias, ‘As Steals the Morn’, with the libretto lightly adapted from Act 5, Scene 1 of Shakespeare’s Tempest:

The charm dissolves apace, And as the morning steals upon the night, Melting the darkness, so their rising senses Begin to chase the ignorant fumes that mantle Their clearer reason…

First premiered in February of 1740, this melody, with the flawless performances from all, certainly ‘melts the darkness’, and allows us all to see a little more with ‘clearer reason’, a welcome distraction from talk of stealing elections in the early morn:

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Supreme Court delays decision on Mississippi abortion law, again

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 10, 2020 / 06:00 pm (CNA).- Pro-life advocates are hopeful the Supreme Court will review an abortion law in Mississippi, even though the court once again delayed its decision on whether to hear the case. 

Lynn Fitch, the state’s attorney general, has asked the court to review its law, which bans abortion after fifteen weeks of gestation and has been challenged by the Center for Reproductive Rights. The state’s only abortion clinic offers abortions until the 16th week of a pregnancy. 

Mississippi’s previous governor, Phi Bryant (R) signed the ban into law in 2018, but it was subject to immediate legal appeal and blocked by a district court. In 2019, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found the law to be unconstitutional. Fifteen weeks is considered to be prior to fetal viability outside the womb. 

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