This past March a three-judge, all female panel from the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld a Texas statute requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles of an abortion clinic.[Read the rest of this entry...]
The Duggar family is known for promoting their Christian family values on their popular reality show 19 Kids and Counting.
Not as well-known is their involvement in the pro-life movement supporting pro-life candidates and laws. Last October husband and father Jim Bob compared abortion to the concentration camps of World War II. He was supporting Ken Cuccinelli in his bid for governor of Virginia at the time, and there were calls for the campaign to distance itself from his remarks.
Mr Duggar did not back down, saying, “Let me clarify. We have since 1973 had 55 million abortions, so what we have going on is a baby holocaust.”
Wife Michelle used the same term previously in Tennessee, where they are supporting the Amendment 1 pro-life referendum. According to Nashville Public Radio, the amendment would “strip away language from the state’s constitution that makes having an abortion a woman’s fundamental right. Supporters contend this will make the constitution “neutral” on abortion, while critics maintain that this law tweak will give state lawmakers the latitude to pass abortion restrictions, as many other Southern states have done in recent months.” Michelle remarked:
Veterinary clinics for animals in Tennessee have higher standards in health and safety laws than there are for the abortion clinics involving human life. We must join together and end the baby holocaust that is taking place right here in Tennessee.
They appeared in this video for Every Life Is Beautiful:
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by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli
- A Culture of Life says STDs are showing an increasing resistance to antibiotic treatments:
It’s a constant race with the bugs. We develop a new antibiotic, and after a while, we see the first signs of resistance appearing. Then the resistance spreads, until finally that antibiotic becomes useless. Then it’s time to move to the next antibiotic, if one exists. Earlier this month the [New Zealand] Herald reported that this is happening with Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the cause of gonorrhoea. And there are no more antibiotics left to treat it….
Often STDs are described as being easy to treat or cure. That’s not consistent with the advice about infectious diseases from outside the ‘sexual health’ area. How often do hospitals advise visitors to stay away if they are sick? Yet in the ‘sexual health’ area, the advice is to just use condoms….
Anyone in public health would see that as irresponsible.
But the ‘just wear a condom’ advice is given particularly to young people who are consistently the worst at using condoms, and who are the most vulnerable to catching STDs.
- At National Review, Michael J. New responds again to Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig, who believes women should receive government funds to carry their pregnancies to term. However, she apparently objects to women receiving help from pregnancy resource centers because she believes that this only “increas[es] the population of single mothers and undermin[es] norms against pre-marital sex.” (Apparently, government welfare doesn’t?) New disagrees, and also says that despite Bruenig’s claims, economics may not play as large a role in a woman’s decision to abort.
- American Life League’s Judie Brown discusses how society has descended into “a multitude of errors” due to the assumption that we can “play God” with human life in the areas of birth control, abortion, and IVF.
- Big Blue Wave highlights a much-touted study showing that preborn children can learn nursery rhymes in the womb. Researchers are quoted as saying that this study “push[es] the envelope earlier” as to when children can learn, with one stating, “It is really before they are even born.” The more we learn, the more we discover how complex these so-called “clumps of cells” really are.
- At Live Action, Calvin Freiburger responds to a divorced-from-reality post at RH Reality Check, in which writer Andrea Grimes objects to labeling Christian citizens and lawmakers “the American Taliban.” Why the objection? Because she feels this is insulting… to Muslims. Freiburger unleashes some sanity on her ridiculous assertions:
I cannot imagine reading a more complete, more self-centered, more embarrassing lack of perspective within the next year. Prohibiting abortions, tightening medical regulations, and respecting Americans’ right to choose what they subsidize constitute “extremist Christian theocracy” on par with what you’d find in the Middle East….
Translation: Either let us kill children here, or you’re just as bad as those who kill children over there. Either let us fine out of business anyone whose benefit packages don’t conform to our morality, or you’re in the same category as those who kill people for having socially-disapproved sex.
Suicide-bombing churches. Stoning women for alleged adultery. Bans on teaching girls and employing women. Genital mutilation. Dropping walls on gays. Ethnic cleansing. Executing apostates from Islam. Prison time for selling unapproved books. Turning villages to ash.
This is just a sampling of the hell the Taliban put millions of people through. What real patriarchy, real misogyny, real oppression, real theocracy, real homophobia, real morality police, and a real War on Women look like. What it’s really like to live without choice or privacy.
Andrea, why don’t you do a Google Image Search for “Taliban victims” and get back to us on whether the results remind you of a pro-life demonstration?
[Photo of Holly Fisher and Reem Saleh Al-Riyashi via National Review Online]
Bill Moyers (pictured right), former press secretary for President Lyndon Johnson and long-time PBS host, interviewed Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards regarding the recent Supreme Court decision to strike down a Massachusetts law mandating a 35-foot buffer zone for protesters at abortion clinics.
Perhaps the lowlight of the discussion resulted from the pro-choice insistence of hiding abortion behind any and all health issues. Richards said:
… [I]t is the right of women in this country to be able to access healthcare that they need without harassment and without the advice of dozens of people outside their health center. I mean, can you imagine if, you know, if men in this country, before going into their doctor had to walk through a gauntlet of protesters telling them, you know, whether it’s not to get a colonoscopy or just go down the list? It’s incredible.
How offensive. Not only has Ms. Richards deceived the public about Planned Parenthood’s cancer-screening methods, she now also equates opposition to the taking of lives through abortion to the opposition of procedures that save lives.
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[Moyers photo via schema-root.org]
Forty years later, having won most of their early battles, the current “women’s issue” crowd now maintains there’s a war on us that won’t end until we can obtain contraception and abortion without so much as a co-payment even for women who can afford an education at Georgetown, and it must be paid for even by people who have always maintained conscientious objection.
Meanwhile, many of us have refused to assimilate, though we rarely hold press conferences about it. Bearing the wounds of the sexual revolution, we think, for our daughters’ sakes, there’s still room for discussion. Abortion and contraception (free at last, or mostly) aren’t the best we have to offer our girls….
We think the abortion-contraception damsel in distress dirge is unworthy of us, and quite disingenuous coming from women perfectly able to pay.
Our “women’s issue” sisters may be admirable for their tenacity in defining the debate, but they do not define us. We take issue with their version of “women’s issues” and we can speak for ourselves.
~ Peggy Haslar, The Pueblo Chieftain, July 26
[HT: Jill; photo via capecodcounselor.net]
In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s June 26 decision striking down Massachusetts’ 35-foot buffer zone law, the City of San Francisco has become squishy about enforcing its buffer zone ordinance, ticking off Planned Parenthood in the process.
San Francisco’s ordinance, which bans abortion opponents from entering a 25-foot line of demarcation around abortion clinics, is “virtually identical” to Massachusetts’ now voided law, minus 10 feet.
Now, San Francisco pro-life activists are allegedly feeling their oats and defying the ordinance by crossing the line.[Read the rest of this entry...]
Founded in 2009 by longtime pro-life activists Tom Herring and Andrew St.Hilaire (pictured below), Anti-Choice Project’s goal is to “educate Americans about the horror of abortion… through the public display of babies aborted during the 1st trimester of pregnancy.”[Read the rest of this entry...]
by Hans Johnson
Charles Reilly, a former art teacher, sports coach, and borough councilman, was sentenced to a total of 15 years in prison for inappropriate talks with 17 male Pine Hill Middle School students – even asking them to bring in semen-stained tissues for an “art project.” He had pleaded guilty to charges including official misconduct and child endangerment.
Parents in the suburb of Camden, New Jersey, reacted at the time of the indictments here on Fox29 in Philadelphia:
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Am following up on the March 4 incident when abortion zealot Mireille Miller-Young, a professor of porn studies at University of California, Santa Barbara, went berserk when coming upon a pro-life display of abortion victims.[Read the rest of this entry...]
Imagine how pious I felt when the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services demanded that employers pay for employees’ contraception, and the media clued me in to the fact that I was part of an elite squad. The 2 percent. The Catholic Mom Marine Corps. The Barefoot and Pregnant Dream Team.
Now that everyone is talking about contraceptives, I get lots of chances to out myself as a Catholic freak. Many people are quite amazed to meet a pants-wearing, educated woman who actually favors the contraceptive-free life. I get lots of amusing questions.
And it’s National NFP Awareness Week, so an opportune time to talk about chemical-free contraception.
~ The Federalist writer Rachel L, who holds a PhD in philosophy, explaining why she doesn’t use contraception, July 25