by 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.”
- 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.
- 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]