by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli
- American Life League’s Judie Brown exposes Oregon’s “triple X”-rated Oregon Adolescent Sexuality Conference, calling it a “field trip to hell.”
- The Vine highlights the week in pro-life happenings: the Pope clarifies that he is indeed pro-life; pro-life groups are willing to defy court orders saying they must provide abortifacient contraception for employees; the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act again draws attention after midterm elections bring more pro-life politicians into power.
- From Clinic Quotes shares a rare, candid admission from abortion advocate Frances Kissling:
Abortion is not like having your tooth pulled or having your appendix out. It involves the termination of an early form of human life. That deserves some gravitas.
Sounds like Kissling needs to have a chat with fellow abortion advocate Amanda Marcotte sometime soon.
- Big Blue Wave comments on those “Westboro Baptists of feminism,” Femen, and the group’s most recent tasteless tactic. This time, the bare-breasted protestors appeared at the Vatican, using crucifixes to simulate sex acts in protest of Pope Francis’s upcoming visit to the European Parliament.
- At Coming Home, Dr. Gerard Nadal writes the first of a series entitled, “The Contending Opinions on Three-Parent Embryo Safety.” The quest for perfect, disease-free, designer babies is riddled with issues, ethical and otherwise.
- A Culture of Life shares an excerpt from Mauro Cozzoli’s The Human Embryo, discussing the ethics surrounding what to do with “leftover” frozen embryos.
- Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life points out that while the United Nations celebrates 25 years since its adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the rights of children from conception remain unprotected:
Tens of millions of abortions occur around the world each year, and countries that protect unborn children face pressure to legalize the procedure. This is a profound injustice. The Convention on the Rights of the Child affirms that, quoting the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, “the child, by reason of his physical and mental immaturity, needs special safeguards and care, including appropriate legal protection, before as well as after birth.” All children, born and unborn, deserve protection.
- Live Action recommends the short film, “The Appointment,” directed by filmmaker Brandon Rice:
Rice says he purposely did not make the film either blatantly pro-life or overtly Christian. He says that by not having these overt overtones, the film becomes more accessible to all people, not just the usual pro-life Christian viewers, so they wouldn’t be instantly turned off by a label they might not desire. He says: “If people without a religious faith see it, it may cause them to think and choose life anyway.”
The ending is powerful and shines light on the real “choice” of abortion a subtle but powerful way. This is what Rice and the filmmakers with this project, which he says he didn’t want to be an “in your face” message movie.
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