Pro-life vid of the day: Pro-life club banned from college

by Hans Johnson

Students for Life at Ryerson has lost its last appeal to form a pro-life club at Ryerson University in Toronto. An email after the unanimous rejection said the Ryerson Students’ Union “opposes… groups, meetings, or events that promote misogynist views towards woman (sic) and ideologies that promote gender inequity, challenges women’s right (sic) to bodily autonomy, or justifies (sic) sexual assault.”

But Carter Grant, vice-president of SFLR, answers:

Our club stands for human rights for all human beings, including those at the earliest stages of life. We also want to support pregnant students on campus who want alternatives to abortion. If the student union is going to accuse students of serious things like misogyny, they should be prepared to explain the basis for that. We are still waiting for that explanation.

With the help of counsel, it is hoped the university administration will acknowledge that allowing a pro-choice group while excludeing a pro-life one does not comport with the freedom of expression.

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NOLA Planned Parenthood’s concrete contractor: “The blood is on pro-life hands”

0_0_0_0_250_139_csupload_56975362_largeIn my post yesterday, “NOLA Planned Parenthood resumes construction; contractor says will walk for payoff,” I wrote that Absolute Concrete Services had not returned my calls requesting comment.

Today, Ronald Backes did.

Ronald is the son of Melvin and Linda Backes, and he clarified that Linda solely owns Absolute Concrete Services (which I said I’d correct), and he works for her. He said his parents are divorced.

Ronald wasn’t present to hear the conversation between his parents and Pastor Shanks, but he denies they made these comments Pastor Shanks attributed to them:

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Pro-life blog buzz 3-3-15

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

  • Live Action News says the new interactive game “Fusion” (on a website that includes writers like the founding editor of pro-abortion, profane Jezebel) in which players pretend to lead a South Dakota woman through several supposedly real-life scenarios – but they all suggest abortion is the correct answer to the dilemma. Hmm, no agenda there:

    What if the woman does choose to keep the baby?

    If she chooses to have the woman keep the baby, then she either still ends up having the abortion because of a partial placental abruption, or she has the baby and ends up sick, in premature labor, and with mountains of debt.

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Pro-life vid of the day: Stolen moments of the aborted

by Hans Johnson

Pro-Life Texas has released the first in a planned series of videos centering on the “what ifs” of all the lives lost through abortion. The producer and writer, curiously enough, were rejected by the crowd-sourcing company Kickstarter just like the filmmakers of the upcoming Kermit Gosnell movie:

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Pro-abort docs fret over “standards of care” in RU-486 reversals

Father Pavone poses with young family following news conference in Washington on RU-486 reversal protocolby Kelli

The “reversals” also show that the ingestion of medication abortion drugs is never a sure thing when it comes to terminating a pregnancy. While anti-abortion activists tout the alleged “high complication rates” of the process, what they conveniently leave out is that the most common complication is that the patient remains pregnant, and that the protocol needs to be followed up with D&C or vacuum aspiration abortion in order to end the pregnancy….

Why is the “reversal” apparently so successful then? Primarily it is because those who are trying to continue the pregnancy are already in the midst of a failed medication abortion to start with….

“There’s no evidence of any demonstrable effect of the ‘treatment’ these anti-abortion centers are marketing,” Dr. Cheryl Chastine, a provider at South Wind Women’s Center in Wichita, Kansas, said. “The medical literature is quite clear that mifepristone on its own is only about 50 percent effective at ending a pregnancy. That means that even if these doctors were to offer a large dose of purple Skittles, they’d appear to have ‘worked’ to ‘save’ the pregnancy about half the time. Those numbers are consistent with what these people are reporting.”

Dr. Chastine isn’t alone in her assessment. Dr. Dan Grossman, vice president for research at Ibis Reproductive Health [and pro-abortion author at RH Reality Check], told Iowa Public Radio that the “treatment” was unlikely to be doing anything at all.

“[The abortion pill] binds much more tightly to the progesterone receptor, to block it than progesterone itself does…. So there really is not much evidence to indicate, I’m really not aware of anything, that by increasing the amount of progesterone you’re gonna somehow block the effect of this drug….

I think this is really outside of standard of care to just begin doing this kind of treatment, without collecting more rigorous studies about its effectiveness.”

~ Robin Marty, questioning whether attempting to save babies like Gabriel Caicedo (pictured above with his parents and Fr. Frank Pavone) is worth it, Talking Points Memo, March 2

Note: The function of mifepristone is to block progesterone receptors (which is why, in an abortion pill reversal, an extra injection of progesterone is given to counteract these effects). Mifepristone “directly causes endometrial decidual degeneration, cervical softening and dilatation, release of endogenous prostaglandins, and an increase in the sensitivity of the myometrium to the contractile effects of prostaglandins. Mifepristone-induced decidual breakdown indirectly leads to trophoblast detachment, resulting in decreased syncytiotrophoblast production of hCG, which in turn causes decreased production of progesterone by the corpus luteum (pregnancy is dependent on progesterone production by the corpus luteum through the first 9 weeks of gestation—until placental progesterone production has increased enough to take the place of corpus luteum progesterone production).”

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NOLA Planned Parenthood resumes construction; contractor says will walk for payoff

0_0_0_0_250_188_csupload_54196699_largeThe New Orleans Advocate reported today construction on the troubled New Orleans Planned Parenthood abortion facility has resumed amidst problems within and without.

The 8,000 square foot mill project stalled almost immediately after its ballyhooed groundbreaking in May 2013.

In the 22 months since, only the foundation has been dug.

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AR Dept of Transportation backpedals, says pro-lifers can hold signs after all

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The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department sent Thomas More Society a letter today stating Fayetteville 40 Days for Life could resume holding signs at its prayer vigil outside the Fayetteville Planned Parenthood abortion facility.

“It appears that the communication from the AHTD district office was misinterpreted and/or misunderstood,” wrote Rita Looney, Chief Legal Counsel for AHTD.

With that, the Department’s violation of the pro-lifers’ right of free speech ended one week after it began.

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Pro-life vid of day: High schooler sees abortion – “I had no idea”

by Kelli

Yet another “fence-sitting” high school student received thought-provoking information from a recent Created Equal outreach.

“I had no idea it was like this,” he remarks, after at first stating that abortion would never affect him personally because he never planned to have children:

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Baby delivered in amniotic sac leaves neonatologist “in awe”

amniotic-sac2by Carder

This was really a moment that will stick in my memory for some time….

It was a moment that really did, even though its a cliché: we caught our breath.

It really felt like a moment of awe.

~ Neonatologist William Binder on his experience helping to deliver a premature baby who remained in his amniotic sac, POP Sugar, February 25

Stanek Sunday funnies 3-1-15

Good morning, and Happy Sunday! Here were my top five six favorite political cartoons this week. Be sure to vote for your fav in the poll at the bottom of this post!

by Steve Breen at Townhall.com
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 by Signe Wilkinson at GoComics.com

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by Carder

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Your wife is experiencing pain beyond belief and you’re complaining that your back hurts from leaning over her bed to hold her hand? Dumb move, dude (I speak from experience here). This is a sure-fire way to earn the death look of the century and a gnarly scolding after the birth. Keep your discomforts to yourself and offer them up for your wife and baby.

My wife nearly broke my hand and dislocated my arm once during an intense contraction. But I learned to keep my mouth shut and offered up the pain.

~ Stay-at-home dad Rich Lamm explaining rule number 1 on his list of do’s and dont’s during labor, Epic Pew, March 2

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