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

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The failure of this very modest amendment says a lot about the state of abortion politics in Britain.

The Left-wing establishment could not let it pass because it cannot tolerate the concept of any limit on access to abortion whatsoever. It proclaims that it wants abortion to be safe, legal and rare. But it regards abortion as a fundamental human right if not a positive assertion of a woman’s freedom to control her own destiny – and any attempt to constrict a human freedom is, obviously, a betrayal of that freedom in principle. In trumpeting the right of abortion over any wider concerns about, say, its effects upon society, gender relations or (Heaven forbid) the welfare of the unborn child itself, the establishment Left has made its position as plain and bold as possible.

Abortion in all circumstances and for whatever reason is a-okay.

It is often suggested that pro-lifers are religious fanatics who won’t give an inch, while pro-choicers are moderate humanists. The situation is far more contrary than such clichés suggest….

The Left-wing establishment does not approach abortion with the sober minds of liberal pragmatists balancing one set of rights against another, but as fundamentalists who can accept no opposing view. The abortion industry has become their Moloch, and they will give it whatever it demands.

~ Tim Stanley (pictured), discussing the failure of a sex-selection abortion ban in the UK, The Telegraph, February 27

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