Pro-life blog buzz 5-29-15

pro-lifeby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN

  • Over at National Review, Dr. Michael New explains why it is too early for social liberals to be doing a victory dance over a new Gallup poll showing those reporting to be  liberal equal to social conservatives:

    Last year, social conservatives outpolled social liberals by a 34-30 margin. This year, it was a 31-31 split. This represents a relatively small change that could have been caused by a slight bias in the sample.

    While the effects of an onslaught of  positive media attention to same sex marriage, seems to have successful in moving  public opinion to  the liberal category, that does not appear to be the case  with the life issues.

    Opposition to abortion and pornography has held relatively constant, and a smaller percentage of Americans now find physician-assisted suicide morally acceptable.

  • Secular Pro Life commends an Australian mother who fought to obtain a birth certificate for her stillborn child lost in the second trimester. Her campaign was discussed in this Perth Now article, which actually showed a picture of her deceased child, named Blake.  Imagine American outlets showing this.
  • Pro Life 365 has a thought -provoking post listing “11 ways the sexual revolution enslaved women,” including the introduction of contraception, rejecting motherhood, and seeing children as commodities for adult gratification.
  • A Pro Life Blogs post discusses documents obtained that show the true state of affairs for Ohio abortion facilities.  It’s a safe bet that Ohio is not an anomaly:

    Operation Rescue has released a new special investigative report detailing deteriorating conditions and horrific injuries at Ohio’s eight remaining abortion facilities.

    The report is based on secret records from the Ohio Department of Health that have never before been made public, that show that at least 47 abortion-related medical emergencies or complications took place at the eight abortion clinics since 2011, including the abortion-related death of a 22-year-old African-American woman named Lakisha Wilson.

    The documents also detail an alarming laundry list of life-threatening safety hazards at those same abortion facilities.

Pro-life vid of day: Dana Loesch dismantles liberal media’s now infamous “cool” invasive ultrasound misquote of Scott Walker

by Jill

Over the last few days left wing “news” outlets – the the help of Planned Parenthood – have glaringly misappropriated Wisconsin Gov. and pro-life GOP presidential candidate Scott’s Walker’s innocent comment that ultrasound images of preborn babies are “cool” as thumbs-up support of mandatory transvaginal ultrasounds.

Caleb Howe at Red State picked up the story from there:

“Walker Derangement Syndrome’ is absolutely correct. The left and the media (standard “but I repeat myself” joke goes here) will relentlessly latch onto stories that they think paint Republicans as monsters, particularly if it can be used as a demographic wedge. Republicans hate minorities. Republicans hate immigrants. Republicans hate gays. Republicans hate abortion. Well . that last one is actually true, for the most part. And the way it spreads is utterly predictable. For this so-called scandal, and future ones, Dana Loesch mapped out the anatomy on her Blaze TV show Thursday.,.

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Pro-life video of the day: Subtle pro-life song

by Hans Johnson

While some songs leave the public arguing as to their meaning for many decades (case in point: American Pie), some seem obvious but have a hidden message unrealized by most. Dan Wilson, the lead singer of the rock group Semisonic, wanted to write a tribute song for the child he was expecting with wife Diane. Rather than have his bandmates have to participate in repeated performances of a song having personal meaning to him, he hid the message in plain sight in the song and video Closing Time.

Wilson revealed this at his recent 25th Harvard reunion, Rather than exiting a bar, it was about exiting the womb. Among the lyrics:

Closing time

Time for you to go out to the places you will be from.

Closing time

This room won’t be open ’til your brothers or your sisters come.

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Pro-life vid of the day: Student takes in pregnant cousin

by Hans Johnson

Tommy Connolly, a 23-year-old Australian college student, heard from a 17-year-old cousin he hadn’t seen in 10 years through Facebook last December. “I went and picked her up and she basically started telling me about her situation, which was hard for me to hear because she was my favourite little cousin when I was growing up”. She was living on the streets barefoot, just getting off of drugs, and 32 weeks pregnant.

Proving he is “his cousin’s keeper”, Connolly has suspended his athletic training and worked extra hours to care for her and her son.

Everyone likes to tell me this is such a big responsibility, but I wasn’t thinking about uni or work or anything, all I was doing was thinking that she needed me. At first when Kayden came into the world I didn’t have an emotional attachment, all I was doing was looking after Kiarna. But I really do care for him and in a way he is my kid, I’ve taken on the father role as you’d imagine. Kiarna does 90 per cent of the work – and if it’s one or two years of my life I have to put on hold to make sure two lives are going to be saved it’s nothing at all.

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Pro-life blog buzz 5-26-15

pro-lifeby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli

  • Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life says the MN Senate has rejected a proposed law to require abortion facilities to be licensed and inspected. The safety of women clearly isn’t as important as that of dogs and cats:

    “Abortion centers perform invasive, outpatient surgery,” said MCCL Legislative Director Andrea Rau. “It makes no sense that these surgical centers should be excluded from the health and safety standards that apply to other outpatient surgical centers. This bill is necessary for us to ensure that the very unsafe conditions uncovered in other states never happen in Minnesota….

    The state licenses tattoo parlors, cosmetology salons and even dog and cat breeders — but not abortion facilities,” Rau added. “It is time for this special exemption for abortion to end so that the state can ensure a degree of basic safety for women.”

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Pro-life video of the day: Lucky 13th son

by Hans Johnson

Jay and Kateri Schwandt of Michigan joked when they learned they were having another baby after 12 boys that they would be just fine if it wasn’t a girl, because that would be uncharted territory in their experience. But what would be the odds? Well, it was an estimated .02% chance to have 12 boys in a row. It just dropped even lower when their thirteenth was born a few days after Mother’s Day.

The Schwandts appeared with their sons, aged 22 down to newborn Francisco, on Fox & Friends:

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Abortion worker: “Tiny arms and legs” are “unwanted growth”

w10-1by Kelli

I followed my trainer to the lab where products of conception (P.O.C.) were inspected to make sure the doctor removed all the bits that, if left behind, could cause an infection. My trainer made a point to show me the tiny arms and legs floating in the glass baking pan. At 10 weeks and beyond, those appendages are formed and clearly recognizable.

It was all so heavy. The loneliness of those little arms and legs. That girl, so clearly suffering during the procedure. Before my job at the clinic, my stance on abortion had been so black and white. I had been firmly pro-choice for as long as I could remember. Was it possible that working here could change my mind?…

Abortion is fraught with so much negative sentiment, and in a sense, abortion is plucking a life from existence that has yet to have the opportunity to thrive. No one is claiming it’s pleasant. There is nothing black and white about abortion. It’s every shade of gray. But for us pro-choicers, the woman’s life trumps the embryo or fetus. That’s the bottom line. We place value on a woman’s ability to know what is best for her. It simply needs to be a safe and legal option. When I started at the clinic, all I saw was the individual moment of pain, but over the years I began to see a much richer portrait — women coming out the other side, relieved, even if it was simply a relief to have the procedure behind them. They could go back to their lives.

Seeing every side, the whole complicated and profound process, I came out more pro-choice than ever. I started to see it from a purely biological standpoint. We were removing an unwanted growth to preserve the woman’s chosen course.

~ Amy Beeman, Salon, May 24

[Image of 10-week fetus via babybytes.ni]

Memorial Day 2015: Keith Urban, “For You”

by Kelli

Today we remember the sacrifice of those who have given their lives for our freedom…

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California goes after pregnancy resource centers

Amy_Everittby Carder

I find it extremely difficult to understand how people who claim to care about women find it so threatening to inform them about accessing affordable health care….

We can all agree that women deserve to have all the information in front of them when they make some of the most important decisions they will ever face.

~ Amy Everitt, the state director of NARAL Pro-Choice California, discussing California’s Reproductive FACT Act, which “would specifically crack down on unlicensed ‘crisis pregnancy centers’ (CPCs) that present misleading health information designed to dissuade women from choosing abortion,” as quoted by Think Progress, May 22

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Pro-life blog buzz 5-22-15

pro-lifeby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli

  • Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) calls out the World Health Organization for falsely associating high maternal mortality rates to legal restrictions on abortion:

    … WHO states in its report that “treaty monitoring bodies have … linked elevated rates of maternal mortality to … restrictive abortion laws [and] unsafe or illegal abortion.” But WHO cites only old, and flawed, country reviews. The truth is that maternal mortality depends on the quality of maternal health care, not the legal status of abortion. Some countries prohibit abortion and have very low MMRs; others permit abortion and have very high MMRs. Legalizing abortion is demonstrably unnecessary to improve maternal health and save women’s lives.

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Irish ShieldSo where to next for Ireland? The progressive elite already have their next target in sight — the repeal of the eighth amendment to the Constitution, which guarantees the right to life of the unborn. While the effectiveness of this amendment is compromised due to the 1992 Supreme Court decision in the “X case,” it is still the only thing that stands in the way of European-style abortion on demand in Ireland. Groups like the Pro Life Campaign are now preparing for a fresh assault from the pro-abortion movement on the right to life, even within the next 12 months.

Irish Catholics stood alone to fight against homosexual “marriage” in the face of overwhelming U.S. funding for their opposition. Will the same happen when the next abortion referendum comes around?

Elizabeth Adams, National Catholic Register, May 26

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