Pro-life vid of day: Two lives saved – one amazing story

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by Hans Johnson

One of the more inane terms for the youngest, most vulnerable human lives is the flippant “potential lives.” No, they are as human as any of us, and are potential teachers, scientists, nurses, doctors, and paramedics capable of great good that can ripple throughout a society like a splash in a pond.

Thirty years ago a baby boy was born a 3.2 lb. preemie and given a 50/50 chance to survive. His pediatrician, Dr. Michael Shannon, saw him through round the clock observation till he was stable. Flash forward to four years ago when that same doctor was involved in an accident on the Pacific Coast Highway, and was pinned underneath his SUV. Firefighters arrived just as the vehicle caught fire, having to pry him free with the Jaws of Life.

One of the paramedics who saved his life was Chris Trokey who just happened to be that same boy who was nurtured through his early hours 26 years before: “I didn’t know about it until I went to the hospital and started talking about it. ‘Dr. Shannon’. And I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, Dr. Shannon!’ That’s when I found out.” He added, “It’s a great feeling – and now he’s my son’s pediatrician!”

Last Sunday they reunited again to get their heads shaved for a cancer charity fundraiser at St. Baldrick’s.“It’s amazing to watch them all grow up”, Dr. Shannon said,  “but to have one come back in your life, on a day you really need it, that’s really incredible!”

From KTLA:

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[HT: Kelli; photo via today.it]

Pro-life blog buzz 3-31-15

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  • Josh Brahm reprints John Thorp and Clarke Forsythe’s Washington Times article showing how the abortion industry cannot claim abortion is safe with our current system of reporting:

    Abortion advocates in Congress and in state legislatures claim that abortions are “safe.” Yet numerous, long-standing problems at the state and federal level illustrate that the abortion data collection and reporting system in the United States is haphazard and dysfunctional, making assertions about “abortion safety” unreliable.

    The U.S. abortion data and reporting system, unlike many other countries, relies completely on voluntary reporting. No federal law requires the reporting of abortion numbers, complications or deaths. (Denmark, in contrast, requires mandatory reporting by providers of all induced abortions.)

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  • Abstinence Clearinghouse says 75% of parents would not approve of one South Carolina school district’s sex ed program, Making Proud Choices. AC says that in the program, girls are taught how to sexually arouse boys, put on the condom, remove it following intercourse, and relax after sex.
  • Big Blue Wave was cautiously optimistic when the Quebec Health Minister wanted to limit the number of abortions performed – knowing the devil was in the details. In BBW’s update, we learn that this caution was well founded:

    The Health Minister says [a] new health law will increase access to abortion, because all family physicians will be able to perform them. Career abortionists will be able to obtain special dispensations to perform all the abortions they want.

  • 40 Days for Life rejoices that just in their most recent campaign, at least 402 babies that had their death sentences vacated because of the presence of volunteers at countless abortion facilities across the US and participating countries abroad.

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  • At Live Action News, Alexandra Liebl discusses the “imprecision” of abortion language. As seen in the book and movie, The Giver, the main character, Jonas, learns that “precision of language” in his society is important “to ensure that unintentional lies were never uttered.”

    Liebl “implore[s] President Obama to be more precise in his use of language” when lauding abortion providers as he did two years ago when he said “We… gather to recommit ourselves to the decision’s guiding principle: that women should be able to make their own choices about their bodies and their healthcare”:

    em>Precision of language please, President Obama. What he really must mean is that women should be able to make their own choices not just about their own bodies but about the child’s body that they carry within them….

    If women were treated fairly in every aspect of life, they would be protected in their mother’s womb from the moment of conception. If Obama believed in a nation where all Americans should have the freedom and opportunity to reach their potential, he would protect our most innocent, defenseless Americans to ensure they get the opportunity and freedom of life itself….

    In language I saw as more accurate and fit in conveying President Obama’s message, I have rewritten the last excerpt: To everyone at NARAL Pro-Choice America, thank you for your tireless advocacy for the exploitation of women and the destruction of preborn children and families. I couldn’t be prouder of the work each of you is doing to make the world an intangible place for select, preborn Americans.

Pro-life vid of the day: The numbers of life

by Hans Johnson

The statistical numbers concerning the life issue are as fluid as they are concerning to both sides. Millennials are edging to 50/50 pro-life/pro-choice, and some are scrambling to find a compromise truce, such as one unconvincing proposal to “buy off” feminists with promises of a superfluous doubling down on equal rights for more stringent 2nd and 3rd trimester restrictions.

Much more important to pro-lifers than approval polls are the staggering numbers of lives lost, as demonstrated in this video from Life Dynamics:

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Abortion pill “spa” aims to erase stigma with bathrobes and tea

by Kelli

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At Carafem, staff members plan to greet clients with warm teas, comfortable robes and a matter-of-fact attitude.

“We don’t want to talk in hushed tones,” said Carafem president Christopher Purdy. “We use the A-word.”…

Because Carafem will offer only the abortion pill, not vacuum aspiration or other surgical procedures, prospective clients must be no more than 10 weeks pregnant….

After receiving counseling and some basic tests, Carafem clients will take an initial pill at the clinic. Purdy’s team expects to get them in and out quickly, within about 60 minutes. They will be sent home with a second set of pills to take the next day. The second dose induces the abortion, which resembles a miscarriage, typically within six hours.

By offering only pharmaceutical abortions, Purdy says, he can avoid purchasing expensive surgical equipment and keep prices low for clients. The average pharmaceutical abortion cost about $500 in the United States in 2011, Guttmacher figures show; Purdy plans to charge around $400.

Another striking aspect of the project is the design: The clinic will have wood floors and a natural wood tone on the walls that recalls high-end salons such as Aveda. Appointments, offered evenings and weekends, can be booked online or via a 24-hour hotline.

“It was important for us to try to present an upgraded, almost spa-like feel,” said Melissa S. Grant, vice president of health services for the clinic.

If the project is successful, Purdy says, he hopes to expand his model to other states.

“It’s fresh, it’s modern, it’s clean, it’s caring,” he said. “That’s the brand we’re trying to create.”

~ Sandhya Somashekhar, The Washington Post, March 30

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Pro-life vid of day: Pro-lifers confront Ohio pro-abortion groups

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Stand True’s Bryan Kemper recently confronted pro-abortion groups in his neck of the woods – Dayton, Ohio. He writes on his YouTube page:

Stand True Pro-life Outreach joined local pro-life organizations and individuals in Dayton, OH[,] to confront NARAL and Planned Parenthood’s meeting to celebrate abortion (child killing). They wanted to discuss how horrible it is that new legislation is closing down abortion mills across Ohio.

With over 20 pro-lifers in a crowd of 50 people they tried to ignore our questions until the end. I finally had enough of their lies and promotion of child killing.

According to Kemper, misinformation about pro-life community pregnancy resource centers and abortion statistics was part of the discussion:

I sat, squirming in my seat, as I listened to lie after lie. The head of NARAL Ohio claimed that crisis pregnancy centers tell women, “if they have an abortion, the procedure will suck out their appendix.” Another person claimed that before Roe vs Wade, “5,000 women a year died from illegal abortions and that number is on the rise again due to pro-life legislation.”

Read Bryan’s full account here and watch how the confrontation unfolded:

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Pro-aborts: Abortion pill reversal makes women “unwilling guinea pigs”

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There is no science to support this. ACOG [American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists] does not support advising women on treatments that are not evidence-based.

These women would be unknowing and unwilling guinea pigs.

~ Gynecologist Ilana Addis concerned about the recent pro-life bill passed in Arizona “that would require doctors who perform such abortions to tell their patients that if they reconsidered their abortion after taking their first pill, they should return to the doctor for a procedure that can allegedly ‘reverse’ the abortion,” The Atlantic, March 27

Stanek Sunday funny extra: Heartbeat Bill a ticking time bomb?

Nate Beeler at Townhall.com has posted a cartoon opposing Ohio’s Heartbeat Bill, which would ban abortions after a baby’s heartbeat is detectable, as early as six weeks, and which passed the House last week.

The bill faces an uphill battle in the Senate, and pro-life Republican Governor John Kasich has expressed hesitation, citing Ohio Right to Life’s opposition based on its conjecture that the legislation “could backfire and result in a federal judge somewhere undoing restrictions on abortion enacted in recent years in Ohio and other states,” according to the Columbus Dispatch.

So what are your thoughts? Vote in the poll after the cartoon.

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Stanek Sunday funnies 3-29-15

Good morning, and Happy Sunday! Here were my top five favorite political cartoons this week. Be sure to vote for your fav in the poll at the bottom of this post!

by Nate Beeler at Townhall.com
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 by Bob Gorrell at Townhall.com
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 a twofer by Dana Summers at Townhall.com
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 by Jim Morin at GoComics.com
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Sunday Word: “Obey my commands and your population will increase”

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Be careful to obey every command I give you today. Then you will live, and your population will increase. You will enter and take possession of the land that the Lord promised to your ancestors with an oath.

~ Deuteronomy 8:1, God’s Word translation, the inverse of which is if we do not obey the Lord’s commands we will die, our population will decrease, and we will lose our land.

Why I chose to get arrested at Speaker Boehner’s office

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When word came down the night of January 21 that House GOP leaders were reneging on their promise to hold a vote on the 20-week abortion ban the next day – the haunting 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v Wade decision – [WARNING: vulgarity alert], I was pissed off to the height of pisstivity. Sorry, that’s the most accurate way I can describe it.

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by Kelli

*Mar 15 - 00:05*

We need to establish in the public mind that… in abortion, there is NO doctor/patient relationship. The doctor is a technician there to perform a procedure that was sold before he even showed up.

He has no more relationship with that patient than a AAA member has with the tow truck driver who shows up when her car breaks down 500 miles from home.

~ Commenter Christina, on Stanek Quote of the Day “Pro-aborts: RU-486 reversal makes women ‘unwilling guinea pigs'”, March 30

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