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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by Kelli

spa

At Carafem, staff members plan to greet clients with warm teas, comfortable robes and a matter-of-fact attitude.

“We don’t want to talk in hushed tones,” said Carafem president Christopher Purdy. “We use the A-word.”…

Because Carafem will offer only the abortion pill, not vacuum aspiration or other surgical procedures, prospective clients must be no more than 10 weeks pregnant….

After receiving counseling and some basic tests, Carafem clients will take an initial pill at the clinic. Purdy’s team expects to get them in and out quickly, within about 60 minutes. They will be sent home with a second set of pills to take the next day. The second dose induces the abortion, which resembles a miscarriage, typically within six hours.

By offering only pharmaceutical abortions, Purdy says, he can avoid purchasing expensive surgical equipment and keep prices low for clients. The average pharmaceutical abortion cost about $500 in the United States in 2011, Guttmacher figures show; Purdy plans to charge around $400.

Another striking aspect of the project is the design: The clinic will have wood floors and a natural wood tone on the walls that recalls high-end salons such as Aveda. Appointments, offered evenings and weekends, can be booked online or via a 24-hour hotline.

“It was important for us to try to present an upgraded, almost spa-like feel,” said Melissa S. Grant, vice president of health services for the clinic.

If the project is successful, Purdy says, he hopes to expand his model to other states.

“It’s fresh, it’s modern, it’s clean, it’s caring,” he said. “That’s the brand we’re trying to create.”

~ Sandhya Somashekhar, The Washington Post, March 30

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