Pro-life blog buzz 11-25-14

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

  • ProWomanProLife says the Canadian Medical Association Journal is pushing for RU-486 in Canada as the answer to unequal access to surgical abortions. Apparently, “Health Canada has been considering approval of mifepristone (known as RU-486) since December 2012,” as “the drug is considered the gold standard for inducing safe and early non-surgical abortion.”

    But PLPW points out that not all abortion supporters agree:

    Three pro-abortion feminists wrote an incredibly well researched book entitled “RU486 – Myths and Misconceptions” in 1992, describing RU-486 as a “new form of medical violence that endangers women’s lives and violates their right to be free from bodily harm.”

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  • Saynsumthn’s Blog wonders about the mindset behind a group of photos, posted by Planned Parenthood, in which several adults hold signs stating, “I Have Sex.” (Is the point supposed to be that sex isn’t just for kids anymore?) But seriously… a little odd, since PP typically seems to target teens with their programs, encouraging all manner of sexual behavior, leading to a steady stream of customers who need their services to “fix” things.
  • Right to Life of Michigan is calling all pro-life youth to showcase their talents by entering their 2015 Sanctity of Human Life Youth Infographic Contest for high school and college-aged Michigan youth. Check out some of 2014’s winning entries here.
  • Secular Pro-Life disputes the abortion industry’s claim that 1 in 3 women have had an abortion, and have introduced Not1in3.com:

    Abortion activist groups are making increased use of the claim that one out of every three American women will have an abortion, and many well-meaning people on both sides of the fence repeat the statistic without knowing its deceptive origins. Not1in3.com sets the record straight: the study cited for the 1 in 3 claim actually contradicts that claim, and in any event, the dramatic drop in the American abortion rate since 2008 has completely altered the landscape.

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  • At Real Choice, Christina Dunigan covers the story of a legal abortion death – the kind that gets ignored by mainstream media and abortion advocates alike:

    Eighteen year old Michelle Madden, a freshman at Mobile College, sought a safe and legal abortion from O.B. Evans at Family Planning Medical Center of Mobile, Alabama. It was performed on November 18, 1986. According to the friend who had accompanied Michelle to the abortion facility, a doctor had told her that her baby would have birth defects because of medication Michelle had been taking for epilepsy.

    After dying from sepsis due to fetal parts left in her uterus, the parents sued the doctor for $10M – and won:

    Evans appealed on the grounds that this would “devastate him financially”, because his malpractice insurance would only cover $1 million. During the appeal, the parties agreed to settle for $5 million, with the insurance company paying the entire amount. Evans then sued his insurance company for not having settled with the family for $1 million prior to the trial, thus subjecting him to “emotional distress, humiliation, damage to his reputation, and loss of business” — such “emotional distress”, he asserted, was “so severe that no reasonable person could be expected to endure it.

    Interesting, that the lawsuit, and not the needless death of an 18-year-old girl who had trusted him, is what caused Evans such emotional distress. And his emotional distress, I guess, was somehow more severe than the distress he caused to Michelle Madden’s family.

[Photos via Saynsumthn’s Blog and Real Choice]

Pro-life vid of day: Song and sketch remember the voiceless

by Hans Johnson

A picture is worth (a bit less than) a thousand words. This emotional song and sketch are by Kalah Jansson:

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Email dailyvid@jillstanek.com with your video suggestions.

[HT: Saynsumtn’s Blog]

Pro-life vid of the day: Mom hears daughter’s heartbeat in donor recipient’s chest

by Kelli

From SFGlobe.com comes a story of life and death, tragedy and hope, which originally aired back in June, but is worth sharing again:

Taylor Storch was only 13 when she tragically died in a skiing accident. Her family made the decision to donate her organs, and Taylor’s heart went to a woman named Patricia Winters. Taylor’s mother, wanting to hear Taylor’s heart again, found Patricia and arranged a meeting.

When the stethoscope gets put up to Patricia’s chest, the emotions start flying. Even the news casters can’t keep back their tears.

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Email dailyvid@jillstanek.com with your video suggestions.

Canadian tourists stunned at $900k hospital bill for birth

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Had we taken the chance to fly out on a commercial flight and something happened over the sea, there was a chance Jennifer could have passed and we’d have lost the baby… I’m positive it’s not a chance anybody would ever be willing to take.

~ Canadian Darren Kimmel describing their difficult ordeal in delivering their preterm baby, Reece, during their vacation in Hawaii, and having to pay a combined bill of $900,000, Today, November 19

[Photo via Saskatoon.ctvnews]

Pro-life/family petition drives to keep Duggars on air quickly overwhelm homosexual petition

After just 3 days, pro-life/family supporters have amassed 275k signatures - almost double those accumulated by homosexual activists in 3 mos!

 
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On August 20, homosexual activists launched a petition drive to get the Duggar family’s 19 Kids and Counting show kicked off TLC. The Duggars are open about their Biblical view that marriage should be between one man and one woman.

The homosexual campaign was slow going until the Duggars removed a photo of two men kissing from their Facebook page on November 11, this after encouraging married couples to post pictures of themselves kissing.

At this point homosexuals kicked their campaign into high gear, garnering attention from such media outlets as E! Online, People, Huffington Post, and Washington Post. Their petition drive has 160,757* signatures at present.

But pro-lifers and pro-family activists have responded with gusto.

After just three days, a LifeSiteNews.com petition, also supported by the Benham brothers and Steven Crowder, had surpassed the homosexual petition drive with 171,355* signatures as of this writing.

But there are also two other petition drives underway with the same purpose, and they, too, have received loads of support in a very short time. A new LifeNews.com petition already has 28,554* signatures, and yet another petition supported on a Michelle Duggar Facebook fan page has 53,571* signatures. Yet another pro-Duggar petition, this one sponsored by Personhood USA, has 22,256* signatures at present.

At this point, after only three days, pro-life and pro-family supporters have amassed over 275,736 signatures in support of the Duggars – almost double the number accumulated by homosexual activists in three months!

If you haven’t signed a petition, please do. Hey, sign them all! It’s the Obama-supported Chicago Way!

UPDATE, 5:20p: *Numbers have all been adjusted to current time. Also, LifeSiteNews.com reported this afternoon it singlehandedly blew past the homosexual petition, again, after only 3 days.

[HT: Monte Harms]

Stanek Sunday funnies 11-23-14

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

by Steve Kelley at GoComics.com
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 by Nate Beeler at Townhall.com

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Sunday Word: “A person who wanders from wise behavior will rest in the assembly of the dead”

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A person who wanders from the way of wise behavior
will rest in the assembly of the dead.

~ Proverbs 21:16, God’s Word translation

Stanek weekend Q: Has society done a disservice to Millennial Moms?

millennial-momsSorry, a rather lengthy excerpt from a fascinating post at Patheos.com, but it’s all so good!

Understanding the domestic arts as, well, art, has almost totally disappeared from our cultural landscape. Technology (and the corresponding rise in collective wealth that allows most of the US to own it) has rendered many time-honored skills – traditionally passed from mother to daughter – superfluous.

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Organization founded by Planned Parenthood president behind Texas textbook battle

PEOPLE/TIME Party On The Eve Of The White House Correspondents' DinnerThe Texas Freedom Network was founded by Ann Richards’ daughter Cecile, who is today the Planned Parenthood national president. This is the caliber of people who are opposing Texas traditions and American history.

~ Texas Eagle Forum’s Cathie Adams, on opposition to verbiage proposed in new Texas textbooks, woai.com, November 21

Pro-life blog buzz 11-21-14

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

  • American Life League’s Judie Brown exposes Oregon’s “triple X”-rated Oregon Adolescent Sexuality Conference, calling it a “field trip to hell.”
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by Kelli

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Jonathan O’Connell, president at Cardiff Students for Life, said: “This motion simply cannot be allowed to pass. The university environment has long been a bastion of free speech, which the proposed motion seeks to attack. There are huge implications in enforcing a single ideology or political viewpoint across the whole student populace; not least of all it restricts students’ freedom of expression as well as directly limiting the religious freedom of certain student groups.

“Declaring the university officially pro-choice is akin to declaring the university affiliated with a single political party, which obviously in the 21st century would be totally unthinkable.”

Key clauses within the pro-choice motion include preventing “affiliated societies and groups from taking part in anti-choice protests or rallies outside of abortion clinics and under the banner of the student’s union.”

A further clause states: “Any information about abortion or contraception disseminated, distributed or presented in union or university buildings must be unbiased and not shame those who choose to have abortions, and must be academically referenced.”

~ Catholic Herald, reporting on Cardiff University’s (Wales) efforts to silence students’ off-campus freedom of speech, November 24

[Photo via paradiseintheworld.com]

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