Pro-life vid of day: Baby talk gets seal of approval

by Hans Johnson

For those expecting to fast-track their infant’s road to pre-K by refraining from baby talk, you may as well give up that idea. A recent study by McGill University has confirmed what most of us already knew. When it comes to your (or any adult’s) normal voice – well, they’re just not that into it. The senior author of the study Professor Linda Polka noted:

As adults, we use language to communicate. But when a young infant starts to make speech sounds, it often has more to do with exploring than with communicating…  in fact babies typically vocalize when they are alone, without any interaction or eye contact with others. That’s because to learn how to speak babies need to spend lots of time moving their mouths and vocal cords to understand the kind of sounds they can make themselves. They need, quite literally, to “find their own voice.”

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Pro-life vid of day: Jailhouse interview with the devil (i.e., Gosnell)

by Hans Johnson

After Ann McElhinney’s recent two-hour interview with Kermit Gosnell, the subject of the docudrama she is co-producing, she sat stunned in her car for almost as long. The man serving a life sentence at a maximum security prison in western Pennsylvania was happy and “smiling continuously,” showing no remorse for his 30-year career of coldly dispatching hundreds of newborn babies, often by snipping their spinal cords with a pair of scissors.

His serene demeanor – which was compared to that of Hannibal Lecter in “Silence of the Lambs” – never changed as he waxed on about his interests in poetry, food, and music. Convinced he has done nothing wrong and will be released soon, he further revolted McElhinney with inappropriate touching and invasion of her personal space.

“It was so chilling,” she told Dana Loesch in this video clip from TheBlaze TV. “You are really sitting in the presence of evil and you’re really aware of it.”

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Hospital that gives “comfort care” to late-term abortion survivors promotes “kangaroo care” for wanted preemies


To help Paige and the other infants in the NICU grow and develop as best they can, staff are encouraging all moms and dads to provide their babies with “kangaroo care,” a practice that helps premature babies thermoregulate (maintain the body’s core internal temperature), sleep better and go home sooner….

~ Chicago Tribune, May 17, on a new effort at Christ Hospital, in Oak Lawn, Illinois, to promote the well-being of preemies. At the same time Christ Hospital offers late-term labor induction abortions, which sometimes result in babies being aborted alive, in which case the hospital provides “comfort care” until they die.

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Pro-life blog buzz 5-19-15

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

  • Americans United for Life urges pastors in Illinois to address a new bill from the pulpit:

    Illinois SB 1564, a bill that would dramatically reduce the state’s conscience protections for health care providers and pro-life pregnancy centers, continues to advance.Yesterday, the House Committee on Human Services voted along party lines to advance this dangerous bill to the House floor. If the bill passes the House, it will go to Governor Rauner for consideration.

    Download the Pastor’s Briefing Book on SB 1564 here.

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“Immediatist vs Incrementalist” debate analysis: Epilogue

SHALL WE DO NOTHING- AHAIn the scheme of things, the “Immediatist vs Incrementalist” debate between AHA’s T. Russell Hunter and Center for Bio-Ethical Reform’s Gregg Cunningham on April 25, 2015, was iconic. AHA’s immediatist philosophy was laid bare as contradictory, confused, and even nefarious.

Most extraordinary was that Hunter came so ill prepared, after beating his chest for months for prudentialists to “choose a man, and let him come down to fight me,” in the words of Goliath.

Witnessing social movement historian and master debater Cunningham methodically take down each of AHA’s talking points, only to receive such  flummoxed responses by Hunter, was a sight to behold. Cunningham was quick to challenge Hunter’s “conflated” and “binary” arguments, and with no keyboard to hide behind, Hunter’s half-baked theories, groundless accusations, and inaccurate portrayal of history were laid bare.

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Pro-life vid of day: Overcrowding hurting maternity care?

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As Obamacare is being implemented to a fuller extent, the fear of overcrowded ERs – especially in the bigger cities – is growing into reality. More stories of unpleasant experiences in child delivery are surfacing.

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Matt Walsh to Cecile Richards: You don’t know compassion

by Kelli


Planned Parenthood, as you know, has always been repugnant, vile, abhorrent, cruel, destructive, racist, brutal, and murderous, but it used to be pretty upfront about it. Now you do the same things while hiding behind a thick wall of propaganda and deception.

It’s cowardly, ma’am. You are a coward. You all are.

And you clearly lack respect, to put it mildly.

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2015 summer pro-life youth boot camps!

boot camp finalby Jill and Kelli

Following the tradition we started four years ago, we’re posting all the upcoming summer pro-life teen- and college-aged boot camps we found listed around the country. If we missed any, please let Kelli know.

As I’ve said before, if I had teens in the house  I’d not only send them to church camp every summer, I’d send them to at least one pro-life boot camp during their high school years. These provide a great opportunity to build strength and confidence in the sanctity of life and also launch lifelong pro-life friendships.

It’s great to see so many pro-life groups in so many states sponsoring these vital training programs for our young people.

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Pro-life vid of day: Ottawa pro-choicer regrets his interview

alexinterviewby Kelli

The Blaze shares the story of a pro-choice man who gave an interview at Ottawa’s March for Life this past week – and seemed to very quickly regret it:

The man, identified only as Alex, later reportedly sent an email to [interviewer Marissa Semkiw] asking that none of his responses be used in any videos or broadcasts. Rebel Media declined his request.

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Pro-lifers and the contraception compromise

contraceptionby Carder

… [I]t’s all right to have prayer rallies and demonstrations and even a big annual March — which gets absolutely zero coverage in the secular world — because the pro-life movement will never challenge contraception, which is the root of all this. It won’t challenge it because it would reveal the deep religious differences between many Catholics and many contraception-embracing protestants in the movement.

The quiet compromise in the movement that has taken place is: The lives of babies are more important than the larger truth. That is now the ironclad position of the pro-life movement, molded and shaped by a tenuous and false political ecumenism. And when that compromised position is brought to the table of the struggle with the united secular forces, a further compromise is exacted.

March and demonstrate all you want. We will just ignore you.

~ Catholic apologist Michael Voris, criticizing the pro-life movement’s internal compromise over contraception, Church Militant, May 15

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by Kelli

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I think there absolutely is a role for men in the abortion debate, and that that role is in supporting women’s freedom to choose….

Those who are anti-abortion don’t see this conversation in terms of bodily autonomy but rather in terms of human lives being lost. They would probably argue that saying men shouldn’t have a say in abortion would be like saying that non-Germans shouldn’t have a say in the Holocaust. (I realize that I just violated Godwin’s Law, but anti-abortion groups constantly compare abortion to the Holocaust, even comparing “body counts,” so this argument is actually one they would make.) As a result, no amount of discussion is going to convince anti-abortion individuals that men weighing in on the conversation is any less valid than women doing so.

This means that the conversation over the place of men’s voices in discussions of abortion takes place solely on the pro-choice side.

~ Pro-choicer Libby Anne, answering an email from a reader who asks what a man’s role should be in the abortion debate,, May 20

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