Entries for June, 2006

Discussion on women in the church

I am in the middle of a big project with a deadline. Know that I am reading all your comments and plan to respond to them all, but I won’t be able to get that until tomorrow afternoon. Keep writing. Additionally, I’ve received several emails and will post them tomorrow. I’m glad for this discussion, […]

New Stanek column on WND: “Stained-glass ceiling”

Those who don’t know me may be surprised to learn I believe the Bible frees women to serve in church leadership just as men, provided they are gifted by the Holy Spirit and willing. Those who know me know this is a passion of mine second only to my passion to stop abortion. In fact, […]

Whereabouts

I’m attending the National Right to Life Convention in Nashville, Tennesee, until June 25!

Listen to new pro-life show on Salem’s AM 1160, WYLL, Chicago

Beginning this Saturday, June 17, at 4:30 p.m. CST, I will host a new, half-hour pro-life radio show called Pro-Life Pulse on Salem Broadcasting’s WYLL, 1160 AM, in Chicago. The show can be heard life via the Internet and will cover current events through news coverage, interviews, and commentary. Tune in! The major sponsor of […]

Consequences of Santorum loss

I posted all comments received via email regarding my column, “Quit De Wining about the Santorum Spectercle,” on my blog post yesterday. Most were negative, and most swirled around the same general themes. My boiled down response is this: I agree Rick Santorum and the GOP will learn a lesson if Santorum loses, particularly over […]

New Stanek column on WND: “Quit De Wining about the Santorum Spectercle”

A few weeks ago, I sent an e-mail to my list, encouraging Pennsylvania pro-lifers to support Republican Rick Santorum in his rebid for the U.S. Senate against Democrat Bob Casey. Both are pro-life, but because Santorum and the White House supported pro-abortion incumbent Arlen Specter in the 2004 Republican primary against pro-lifer Pat Toomey, pro-lifers […]

  
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by Kelli

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I followed my trainer to the lab where products of conception (P.O.C.) were inspected to make sure the doctor removed all the bits that, if left behind, could cause an infection. My trainer made a point to show me the tiny arms and legs floating in the glass baking pan. At 10 weeks and beyond, those appendages are formed and clearly recognizable.

It was all so heavy. The loneliness of those little arms and legs. That girl, so clearly suffering during the procedure. Before my job at the clinic, my stance on abortion had been so black and white. I had been firmly pro-choice for as long as I could remember. Was it possible that working here could change my mind?…

Abortion is fraught with so much negative sentiment, and in a sense, abortion is plucking a life from existence that has yet to have the opportunity to thrive. No one is claiming it’s pleasant. There is nothing black and white about abortion. It’s every shade of gray. But for us pro-choicers, the woman’s life trumps the embryo or fetus. That’s the bottom line. We place value on a woman’s ability to know what is best for her. It simply needs to be a safe and legal option. When I started at the clinic, all I saw was the individual moment of pain, but over the years I began to see a much richer portrait — women coming out the other side, relieved, even if it was simply a relief to have the procedure behind them. They could go back to their lives.

Seeing every side, the whole complicated and profound process, I came out more pro-choice than ever. I started to see it from a purely biological standpoint. We were removing an unwanted growth to preserve the woman’s chosen course.

~ Amy Beeman, Salon, May 24

[Image of 10-week fetus via babybytes.ni]

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