Stanek weekend Q: Have aborted fetal cells in vaccines stopped you from immunizing your children?

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You may have heard of the measles outbreak. Reported the Associated Press on January 30:

More measles cases have been found in California, health officials said Friday.

Figures released by the California Department of Public Health showed there are now 91 confirmed cases in the state, up from 79 on Wednesday.

Of those, 58 infections have been linked to visits to Disneyland or contact with a sick person who went there.

Mexico and at least six other U.S. states – Utah, Washington, Colorado, Oregon, Nebraska and Arizona – also have recorded measles cases connected to Disneyland.

The outbreak, which originated at Disney theme parks last month, is spreading to the broader community.

ujiXcyyolQwMxLb-580x326-noPadBut does the blame for the measles outbreak actually rest with abortion?

Reported OC Weekly on January 30:

Forget illegals, anti-vaxxers or Jenny McCarthy: A Washington, D.C.-based right-to-life group is blaming abortion for the spread of measles across the country by people who were at the Disney Resort in Anaheim in mid-December.

Specifically, it’s the decision by pharmaceutical company Merck to make available an “ethical” vaccine for the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) virus. Since 2008, Merck’s MMR II live virus vaccine has been in use – and since that time families opposed to abortion have declined MMR II vaccinations because it was “created from aborted fetal cell lines,” explains the American Life League.

ALL, which bills itself as the “oldest national Catholic pro-life education and advocacy organization in the United States,” has been calling on Merck to bring back the “ethical single-dose vaccine” for families who eschew MMR II on moral grounds.

“Merck is denying parents the choice of obtaining an ethical measles vaccine,” stated Judie Brown, the president and co-founder of ALL. “According to Children of God for Life, outbreaks of measles, such as at the California Disney parks, have been on the increase ever since Merck discontinued the ethical single-dose vaccine in 2008.”

Children of God for Life is a Largo, Florida-based campaign to outlaw the use of aborted fetuses in creating vaccinations. It has joined with American Life League to sponsor a change.org petition aimed at getting Merck to revive the single-dose versions of its vaccines.

“Ninety-nine percent of the parents I encounter just want the moral versions of measles and mumps vaccines,” claims Debi Vinnedge, president of Children of God for Life. “If Merck were to make the ethical single-dose vaccines available again, vaccine coverage would increase significantly.”

I confess I’m kind of glad I vaccinated my kids when I was naive. I now have two problems with vaccines, the aborted fetal cell component, and the chance that fetal cells in vaccines may cause autism. I’m relieved I don’t have to make the decision about this.

What about you? What are your thoughts?

What does China’s impending weapons dominance have to do with abortion?

File photo of soldiers from Chinese PLA Special Operations Forces marching in formation during training session on the outskirts of Beijing

From Investors Business Daily, January 29:

Arms Buildup: A senior weapons developer tells Congress that Beijing’s massive defense buildup, emphasizing precision-guided and other advanced weapons, has placed the U.S. and its shrinking military at serious risk.

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Pro-life blog buzz 1-30-15

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

  • Live Action News reports on a perfect example of twisted pro-abortion logic from The Abortion Resource Handbook, in which author K Kaufmann tells teens that keeping their pregnancy and abortion a secret is positive and shows signs of maturity. (That’s interesting – I always thought hiding things from people was more a sign of an immature person with an inability to deal with the consequences of one’s own actions):

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Pro-life vid of day: Babies going through tunnels

by Kelli

Amazing how some flashing lights can transform a fussy baby into an awestruck one. Happy Friday! :)

Email dailyvid@jillstanek.com with your video suggestions.

Two new Planned Parenthood abortion clinics blocked from opening

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The photo above, via Cosmopolitan on January 23, shows progress on building an 8,000 sq. ft Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in New Orleans has obviously stalled.

Compare it to the photo taken by Louisiana Coalition for Life in August 2014 (click all photos to enlarge)….

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Actress Lily Tomlin: Discussing abortion is more open today

by Carder

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Well, since my earlier days, that’s a long time ago, and, my God, people barely talked about it. I mean, enlightened people might, I won’t even lay that on them.

I would say the people who were more conscious or more aware might discuss it or make that choice or whatever, but, most people, it was a secret… and the subject was taboo.

I’m talking about back in the 60s and 70s, in general society, although, that’s not really the absolute thrust of this movie. It’s more about our relationships.

So, yes, I think it’s much more open, as everything is.

~ Actress Lily Tomlin comparing the public discussion of abortion back in her day versus now and as it relates to the pro-abortion film “Grandma,”, as quoted by Slate, January 29

Abortion proponents in uproar over pro-life handcuff mailer

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The abortion lobby has taken note of Pro-Life Action League’s mailer project and doesn’t like it.

On January 22, the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v Wade decision, the League sent a mailer to every abortion clinic in the U.S.

Inside was a pair of plastic handcuffs, a photo of Oklahoma City abortionist Naresh Patel being arrested last month, and a note asking, “Could you be next?”

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Pro-life vid of the day: Media ignore March For Life

by Hans Johnson

Once again, the mainstream media couldn’t be bothered with doing much or any coverage of the March For Life on January 22. Some 200,000 people (a very conservative estimate, as other sources list the crowds at more than 600,000) from all around the nation took the time and effort to attend, but of the three major tv networks only CBS mentioned it – for fifteen seconds! That’s one second for every 13,000 people.

There is certainly no lack of reporting for much smaller protests. But the influence of the MSM is on a steady decline. There are now many outlets to find the truth, such as from Katie Yoder at the Media Research Center:

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Email dailyvid@jillstanek.com with your video suggestions.

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Liberals drool over idea that politicians may become pro-choice

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Ryan identifies as Catholic and previously described himself as pro-life. He has supported several pieces of anti-abortion legislation during his time in Congress — including restrictions on minors seeking abortions, a ban on embryonic stem cell research, and a ban on so-called “partial birth” abortions.

But, according to his new op-ed, Ryan has since “come to believe that we must trust women and families — not politicians — to make the best decision for their lives.”

The congressman says he has listened to women across the country talk about their personal experiences with abortion. Some told him they became pregnant from abusive relationships or from sexual assaults. Others said they couldn’t afford to have another child.

Ryan heard from women who developed serious health issues during their pregnancies, and from underage girls are were afraid their parents would kick them out for getting pregnant.

“These women gave me a better understanding of how complex and difficult certain situations can become. And while there are people of good conscience on both sides of this argument, one thing has become abundantly clear to me: the heavy hand of government must not make this decision for women and families,” Ryan writes. “No federal or state law banning abortion can honestly and fairly take into account the various circumstances that make each decision unique.”…

Ryan’s change of heart may signal a potential path forward for reproductive rights supporters eager to shift the political landscape around abortion, which has remained largely unchanged for the past several decades.

~ Tara Culp-Ressler, writing on Rep. Tim Ryan’s (D-OH; pictured) gradual “evolution” from pro-life to pro-choice, Think Progress, January 28

[Photo via nymag.com]

Planned Parenthood down to 666 clinics

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Can you say, “Satan”?

Wow, headlines like that only come along once a year.

In this case there was another headline almost as good: “Planned Parenthood now has fewer abortion clinics than the year Roe was decided.”

And a third headline, not so good: “Planned Parenthood now operates over 45% of all U.S. abortion clinics.”

American Life League has just issued its “2014 report on Planned Parenthood facilities in the United States,” with some interesting finds:

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Wallenberg AHA beenie

AHA opposes the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (HR36).

And during this time, we’ve passed over 200 so-called “pro-life” laws, but they all discriminate in one way or the other, against our neighbors who are still in the womb. As Christians, we have absolutely no business abandoning any of our neighbors….

Take a comparison: During WWII, Raoul Wallenberg made heroic efforts to save as many Hungarian Jews as he could. And he succeeded in saving upwards of 100,000 Jews from the gas chambers.

But by AHA logic, Wallenberg had blood on his hands. His efforts were “discriminatory.” He only tried to save Hungarian Jews. And even then, he was only able to save a fraction of the Hungarian Jewish population.

By AHA logic, he “abandoned” other European Jews. By AHA logic, unless he had a strategy to save every European Jews, he ought to refrain from saving any European Jews. Let the Nazis kill them all.

By AHA logic, Wallenberg should have made hoodies, beenies, lapel pins, and T-shirts with inspirational slogans instead of issuing protective passes to Jews and creating safe houses for Jews.

~ Blogger Steve at Triablogue, January 27

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