Pro-life blog buzz 9-23-14

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

  • A Culture of Life says another study from India – that makes 12 now, from that nation alone – shows a “very strong link between abortion between abortion and breast cancer:

    The average “odds ratio” of developing breast cancer in each of the studies was at least 1. But the average “odds ratio” for all 12 studies came out at 5.54. [Steven] Mosher [of the Population Research Institute] explains that this means a woman has “a 554% increased risk of developing breast cancer” if she has had an induced abortion….

    Mosher points out that India is a great place to do this sort of study as the women “marry early, do not use the pill, have multiple pregnancies, and breastfeed their babies. In other words, all of the other major risk factors for breast cancer are… absent.”

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  • Expose Abortion has this chilling quote from the testimony of Steven Massof at the Kermit Gosnell trial in 2013:

    Q. And of the babies where you saw expelled from the mother with the chest movement indicating heartbeat, what would be done to them?
    A. We’d sever the spine, snip the neck.

  • At Bound4Life, Christina shares the events through which God led her into the pro-life movement. Not only that, but the words of one person in the right place at the right time saved her life:

    During my last years of college I’d become increasingly pro-life. After over 20 years of silence, my mother confessed to attempting to abort me. She paid for the procedure, but walked out of the hospital when a janitor told her God would give her the strength to carry me.

  • Also at Bound4Life, Josh Shepherd writes about the shift in our culture toward life, which is reflected in not only public polling, but in the Supreme Court:

    Gallup polling clearly indicates how the abortion issue has shifted in recent years. Americans increasingly identify as pro-life — with a large majority of 71% favoring at least some restrictions on abortion.

    Furthermore, leaders elected at the state level in recent years are following through on their promises to uphold and strengthen a culture of life. As Vox notes, ”States enacted 205 abortion restrictions between 2010 and 2013, more than the total number passed in the prior decade.”

    These indicators of cultural shift partly explain what few have considered — the last five times the Supreme Court considered abortion policy, it ruled in favor of life.

  • At Life Training Institute, Clinton Wilcox responds to Brandon Christen, a pro-choice atheist who “argues from logic and philosophy instead of the usual fare you get from sites like Salon or RH Reality Check“:

    Christen begins his article by talking about the seeming stark divide among religious lines regarding the abortion issue — that the religious are pro-life and atheists are pro-choice. But if you look deeper into this, you’ll realize this isn’t really the case. While it may be true that the religious are more likely to be pro-life and atheists are more likely to be pro-choice, there are certainly pro-choice religious people and pro-life atheists. In fact, as Bernard Nathanson talked about in his book Aborting America, abortion was initially disguised as a religious issue by the pro-choice lobby to help get abortion legalized in the United States. Abortion, itself, is inherently not a religious/non-religious issue, just like the slavery issue wasn’t.

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  • Live Action News takes on Cosmopolitan for their decision to launch #CosmoVotes in an effort to endorse pro-abortion political candidates. Pro-life candidates need not apply:

    Among X-rated sex tips, Fifty Shades BDSM pieces, fluff articles and celebrity gossip, the publication is now endorsing political candidates based on their support for abortion…. According to Cosmopolitan, midterm candidates are carefully selected based on what is “best for women.”

    Among endorsements for skin creams and hair styles are promotional pieces favoring candidates such as Colorado Democrat Mark Udall, Senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina, and Florida hopeful Gwen Graham. Cosmopolitan looks no further than a candidate’s support for abortion to make a political endorsement….

    While Cosmopolitan… claim[s] to represent women, the groups truly do women a disservice. The propaganda promoted by these media giants reduce women down to mere individuals whose only wishes are abortion and birth control on demand. Women are coerced into believing that abortion is a requirement for success, and that dangerous hormonal contraceptives — labeled as a Group One carcinogen by the World Health Organization — are necessary in order for women to achieve their career and life goals.

    Women deserve better.

[Massof photo via Operation Rescue; Cosmo cover via thenationalcampaign.org]

Naming 50 million aborted babies

Guest post by Charlotte Ostermann
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50,000,000! When we reached that abortion toll, I woke up, in a way, to the horror of this ongoing holocaust. I wished then, before Internet, email, and computers in every home, there was a way to give names for all those babies. No way!

But the idea of 50millionnames.org was conceived.

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Pro-life vid of day: New movie details threats to religious freedom

by Hans Johnson

Former Senator Rick Santorum, once a 2012 presidential candidate, is now CEO of Echolight Studios, which is distributing a new documentary called One Generation Away to churches later this month. It is intended to “wake up the Church” to the many current encroachments on religious and cultural freedom.

Among the participants in the film is Hobby Lobby President Steve Green, who says: “Life begins at conception. Never in our 237 years as a republic has any government decree made us fund the taking of innocent human life as a condition of continuing business.”

The documentary’s title comes from a famous quote made by President Ronald Reagan. Here is the trailer for the film:

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Email dailyvid@jillstanek.com with your video suggestions.

[HT: Josh Shepherd]

Miss “Planned Parenthood” America kicked out of sorority for hazing

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April 2013 was a busy month for newly crowned Miss America, Kira Kazantsev.

Just as Kazantsev was completing her three-month stint as an intern at a Planned Parenthood clinic in her home state of New York, she was also being ousted from her sorority for abusive hazing.

Jezebel is reporting today that Kazantsev, who served as Alpha Phi’s head of recruitment at Hofstra University on Long Island, was ejected from her sorority that same month for abusing pledges:

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Pro-life vid: Parents recall birth of daughter with anencephaly

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Bonnie and Phil Walker (pictured right, with their children) were told during a routine prenatal scan that their fifth child, a daughter, had anencephaly. Doctors recommended abortion, but the Walkers refused. From Life News:

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Placenta encapsulation specialist shares abortion story

by Carderdiary

I feel like I didn’t realize how much I needed to tell this story until it was happening…. And how I felt afterwards really showed me a part of myself that had stopped kind of living after the abortion experience.

It just reopened a part of my life that I had closed so firmly…. I feel like whenever you close something like that, other things are affected, other parts of yourself are affected….

It’s more of a subtle inward change that I experienced.

~ Amanda Englund, post-abortive mother, doula, and professional placental encapsulation service specialist on how she arrived at sharing her abortion story on The Abortion Diary Podcast, Huffington Post, September 18

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On sale now, by pro-life activist Jason Jones, producer of Bella, and scholar John Zmirak, is The Race to Save Our Century, a book that reviews the brutalities of the 20th and 21st Centuries, the heroic stories of those who stood against them, and offers five principles to restore at Culture of Life.

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Stanek Sunday Word: “He gently leads those that have little ones”

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He takes care of his flock like a shepherd. He gathers the lambs in his arms. He carries them close to his heart. He gently leads those that have little ones.

~ Isaiah 40:11, New International Reader’s Version

Stanek Sunday funnies 9-21-14

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

by Chip Bok at Townhall.com
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 by Matt Davies at GoComics.com

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The perfect age to die: 75

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Seventy-five. That’s how long I want to live: 75 years….

[L]iving too long… renders many of us, if not disabled, then faltering and declining, a state that may not be worse than death but is nonetheless deprived. It robs us of our creativity and ability to contribute to work, society, the world. It transforms how people experience us, relate to us, and, most important, remember us. We are no longer remembered as vibrant and engaged but as feeble, ineffectual, even pathetic….

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by Kelli

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Ronan tells more about the patients and their reactions to the abortions.

Some cry and shake. One cheekily chatted up the abortion staff and offered them discounts at her jewelry store. Ronan finds the distressed ones much easier to work with, though she stresses that she is not judging the matter-of-fact ones. She says that “Pain breaks down barriers” and makes it easier to do her hand-holding and hair-stroking.

She doesn’t touch on any incongruity between the banality of abortion as a routine medical procedure and the tiny arm in the bucket.

To do so, after all, would be to judge, which seems to be the only sin recognized in an abortion practice.

They’ve been taught, after all, to see no sin in a grown man impregnating an 11-year-old girl….

She accepts the mangled little bodies as the price that is paid for “a woman’s life, allowed to proceed as she wants it to.” As if that 11-year-old girl is a woman whose life, after she leaves the facility, will proceed as she wants it to.

For her, for all but the most flippant women, it’s not over. It’s never over.

~ Christina Dunigan, reacting to a NY Mag piece written by “abortion doula” Alex Ronan, Real Choice, September 18

[Graphic via mommyiscoocoo.com]

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