Pro-life vid of the day: Pre-born baby does “inner space walk”

by Hans Johnson

People have known for millennia about that time when a baby reaches the stage of “quickening”.  Eventually he makes his presence known, with moverments ranging from fluttering to swift kicks!

But only with the advent of sonograms in recent decades have we had such a window on this “world within a world” to see just how active we are before birth. Babies begin to yawn, smile and open their eyes weeks before they are born.

In this video we see a “wombnaut” kick off and swing on her umbilical cord.

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Pro-life vid of day: Songwriter pens song for preborn son

by Hans Johnson

Seeing your child’s heartbeat on an ultrasound image is enough to make anyone burst into song. That was right up the alley of singer/songwriter Sam Martin.

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According to LifeNews.com, Martin “kept the song secret from his wife, Joy, because he wanted to complete it first; however, one day she walked in on him privately practicing it. He told her, “‘You weren’t supposed to hear that — give me 10 minutes. She left and came back; I played it, and then both of us were just sobbing. Uncontrollably crying.'”

The Martins’ son is due March 19.

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[HT: Susie Allen]

That time NARAL held a protest in an empty room

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Apparently NARAL is sponsoring #StopTheBans events across the country today.

In particular, NARAL really doesn’t like the 20-week abortion ban. You know, the one that everyone else does, particularly women.

If indeed a picture tells a thousand words, the one below is classic. It shows NARAL Maryland supporters this morning griping to an empty room….

https://twitter.com/ProChoiceMD/status/570589077449383936

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And here’s a close-up of the some of the #stopthebans advocates who were talking to themselves.

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It gets better. These people had to be paid to show up. They’re NARAL employees.

NARAL founder interview: “Abortion’s not love”

Terry Beatleyby Carder

Toward the end of the in-depth interview, [Terry] Beatley found herself unexpectedly saying: “If you have a message for America, I will gladly deliver it for you…. I will tell your story, the story of deception but also the story of personal redemption.”

Beatley recalled how Nathanson paused for a moment before replying, “Teach of the strategy of how I deceived America and that the cofounder of NARAL says, ‘Love one another; abortion’s not love. Stop the killing; the world needs more love.’”

~ Excerpt from pro-life activist Terry Beatley’s interview with former abortionist Dr. Bernard Nathanson, Catholic Herald, February 24

Abortion supporters clash on whether late term abortions are tragic or trivial

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It was pro-abortion President Bill Clinton who first coined the term “safe, legal, and rare” in the early 1990s to describe his supposedly moderate view on abortion.

The phrase served Clinton well during the years-long partial birth abortion debate, making him sound reasonable even as he vetoed a ban against the heinous procedure twice. The conflicted masses liked it as well.

But abortion zealots got stuck on that word “rare.” As proponent Jessica Valenti wrote in The Guardian last year:

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Pro-life blog buzz 2-24-15

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

  • Clinic Quotes says recent polling reveals more Americans want stricter laws on abortion:

    In 2015, 34% of Americans say they are satisfied with current U.S. abortion policies. This is the lowest percentage since Gallup first asked the question in 2001…. Americans who say they are dissatisfied with current abortion policies were asked a follow-up question to learn if they are dissatisfied because they want current abortion laws to be stricter or less strict. This year, of those who are dissatisfied, twice as many prefer stricter rather than less strict laws: 24% want stricter laws, while 12% want current abortion laws to be less strict.

  • At National Review, Dr. Michael New posts his tribute to “the father of the modern pro-life movement,” the late Dr. Jack Willke, who passed away last Friday.

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  • The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition highlights longtime pro-lifer Maggie Karner (pictured left), diagnosed with the same terminal brain tumor as Brittany Maynard, who chose to commit physician-assisted suicide. Karner is doing quite the opposite, using her remaining time to fight against a pro-assisted suicide bill in her home state of Connecticut. She says, “the talking point that pro-assisted suicide people use is right to die. My fear is that it will quickly become the duty to die.” View an interview with Ms. Karner here.
  • Saynsumthn’s Blog notes some remarks from abortionist Willie Parker, who claims it is racist not to give black women abortions. He once called abortion a “sacred decision.” Parker is known for attaching religious language to his decision to perform abortions.
  • Kansans for Life says pro-choicers in Kansas (where the Senate has just “approved… the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act, by a vote of 31-9″) seem to be running scared from the word “dismemberment,” when discussing abortion policy. You have to almost feel sorry for them – almost:

    Sen. [David] Haley riled up his peers by saying SB 95

    • would cost too much to defend,
    • was purely a political ploy using inflammatory terms of ‘unborn child’ and ‘protection,’ and ‘dismemberment,’
    • was advanced by people who are anti-science,
    • was improperly being debated by male Senators, who have no right to vote on this issue since they can’t ever get pregnant.

    He finished by calling himself a defender of mothers, grandmothers, sisters, daughters who should not be restricted from access to ‘healthcare’ – i.e. abortions.

(Not so) pro-life vid of day: The abortion escort governor

by Hans Johnson

One of the few bright spots for Democratic voters in the last election was the defeat of Pennsylvania Republican Governor Tom Corbett by Tom Wolf.

While it was well-known that Wolf was ardently pro-choice, and has reappointed one of those most responsible for allowing Kermit Gosnell to get away with murder for so long,  it was only  recently revealed that he was much more than an advocate. Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, in both her congratulatory tweet on inauguration day and recent speeches, proudly touted Wolf as the first governor who had been a deathscort:

Richards campaigned for Wolf with a video of Top Ten Reasons not to vote for Corbett, and this video aimed at women voters:

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[HT: J.D. Mullane]

UK writer: Pro-lifers should fix misogyny before banning abortion

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It seems to me that there are better ways to tackle the issue of why some women feel they have to terminate otherwise healthy pregnancies; namely, by targeting the communities in which such misogyny is not just tolerated but encouraged, often with threats of violence. It is unacceptable that leaders of these societies go unchallenged, while doctors face court and pregnant women are left with the option of either lying to medical professionals about the reasons for a termination or finding themselves in a back alley with a coat hanger being brandished at them….

For me the issue here is not abortion, though the most simplistic of pro-lifers would like it to be. The real issue is why, here in the UK where we have a supposedly democratic, free and equal society, there are people who think that foetuses deserve not to have a crack at life because they happen to be in possession of two X chromosomes.

Why, in 21st-century Britain, do women seek to abort unborn daughters? And not just that. Why, in a capital city that has female politicians and professors and bankers and chief executives, do supposedly ‘bright’ girls jump at the chance to skip the country so they can warm up beds for mass murderers in Syria? Why are 20,000 female children in this country at risk of their genitals being mutilated at their behest of their own families? How, in a country that prides itself on its pursuit of personal freedom, are so many women being made to live their lives in cages?…

As a Londoner born and bred, I am of the opinion that multiculturalism is a brilliant thing. But women being abused and targeted in the name of religion and ‘culture’ makes my blood boil, and I wish that politicians like [pro-life MP] Fiona Bruce would focus on changing that, rather than trying to alter the law to suit their own religious viewpoints.

~ Bryony Gordon (pictured), railing against pro-lifers for not solving the age-old, worldwide problem of misogyny before trying to pass pro-life laws, The Telegraph, February 23

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Planned Parenthood celebrates feminism with a photobombing pink stuffed uterus

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Planned Parenthood has partnered with “riot grrrl” feminist indie rock band Sleater-Kinney on tour to sell t-shirts, make it rain condoms, get people to sign a pro-abortion pledge, and promote the hashtag #Riot4Repro.

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The pro-life movement loses two heroes

20140516_225417_HDROn the same day, February 20, the pro-life movement lost two of its heroes, Dr. Jack Willke and Brother Paul O’Donnell.

I was honored to know both and to be close friends with Bro. Paul. The photo right is us at a wedding last year. His death at the youthful age of 55 came as a shock, but it happened peacefully during his sleep, which brings some comfort, along with knowing he now lives on in blissful happiness of which we cannot yet fathom.

You can read Bro. Paul’s obituary here.

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Girls HBOWomen’s stories about abortion are slowly, thoughtfully, and carefully coming into the mainstream. And as they do, the word itself – abortion – becomes less stigmatized, more human. This week’s “Girls” was an abrupt and necessary reminder that there is not just one type of abortion experience. Whether it was too abrupt, casual, or weird is, per every episode of “Girls,” utterly beside the point.

~ Ali Vitali just thrilled over HBO’s “Girls” and its “atypical” treatment of abortion, MSNBC, February 25

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