Entries for August, 2005

Baby beats 1:13,000,000,000 odds

Here’s a great story! Hat tip: Reader Alicia

Don’t miss….

I’ve been saving good articles and columns these past few days that I simply have not had time to post. But I don’t want them to slip by unnoticed. So here’s a wrap-up. “Think fetuses can’t feel pain? Try telling them that,” by Steve Calvin, MD, StarTribune.com, August 30 “Access to Abortion Pared at State […]

Fetal pain and logic

Yesterday, Tim posted thoughts by Justin Taylor on the JAMA fetal pain controversy. As you know, I also wrote of the fetal pain controversy in my WorldNetDaily.com column today. I have additional thoughts on John’s commentary, specifically on his following points: I have a hard time getting emotionally invested in the issue of fetal pain…. […]

New WND column, “Hush, little fetus”

My column today on WND.com, “Hush, little fetus,” skims through the evolution of fetal pain research. Back in the Ice Age of this sort of research, 1987, work was published in the New England Journal of Medicine , with 201 sources, by Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital corroborating that fetuses and preemies felt […]

I’m baaaack

Dear blog friends, I’m sorry to have been gone a few days. I was frustrated not to be able to blog! But we experienced a volume of family/personal needs: our daughter’s return to college; an unanticipated adverse medical diagnosis of a close family member; a personal computer rebellion; and a dastardly case of poison ivy! […]

NARAL’s new attack ad against Supreme nominee Roberts

NARAL has just released its new ad attacking Supreme Court nominee John Roberts. View it here. In particular, I love all the video clips and photos of happy families… with kids.

MSM editorial: “Blagojevich stands alone” on embryonic stem cell executive fiat

Today’s Daily Illini includes a strong editorial against IL Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s recent executive order that circumvented the IL General Assembly, forcing IL taxpayers to fund embyronic stem cell experimentation. When a polarized issue is brought to the legislative table twice without a conclusion, it’s takes some narcissism to make a call like this…. Blagojevich […]

Who is the endangerment?

People for the American Way not surprisingly announced yesterday it will oppose the nomination of John Roberts to the Supreme Court. PFAW says Roberts on the SC will “endanger much of the progress made by the nation in civil rights over the past half-century.” But the Committee for Justice reminds us to consider recent amicus […]

NRL: “Gullible treatment of trumped up ‘study’ on fetal pain issue should embarrass JAMA and some journalists”

This just out from National Right to Life, an informative rebuttal regarding the article “Fetal Pain: A Systematic Multidisciplinary Review of the Evidence,” published in the August 24 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association. See page 2.

New WND column, “Anti-lifers force pro-lifers to address bigger issue”

My column today on WND.com, “Anti-lifers force pro-lifers to address bigger issue,” is about the fact that the component of the pro-life movement that has shied away from the contraception issue may be forced to address it due to the controversy anti-lifers have stirred about the morning-after-pill. Groups opposing the MAP because it may stop […]

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25-emily-bazelon-headshot-articleInlineby Kelli

One of the tricky parts about medical abortion is that these drugs work all the way through a pregnancy, although they become less effective and the rate of complication rises in the course of pregnancy. So it is not recommended to have a second-trimester medical abortion without the supervision of a doctor. It’s not as if someone couldn’t try. But it is certainly a risk. It’s not happening, but theoretically it could.

There’s also a deeper question here. If you know there is a risk someone can misuse a drug, what do you do about it? One of the things that people who advocate for medical abortions say is that there are drugs like Tylenol on the shelves of every pharmacy that anyone could buy and overdose on and kill themselves. You can buy bleach. It doesn’t mean we make those substances unavailable.

What do you do with the possibility that women might misuse these drugs? Do you take it away from them? Or do you trust them?

~ New York Times writer Emily Bazelon, responding to the question, “Could the women who are requesting abortion drugs from Women on Web lie about how far along in their pregnancies they are?”, as quoted in “Behind the Cover Story: Emily Bazelon on Medical Abortion Through the Mail,” The 6th Floor, September 1

[Photo via The 6th Floor]

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