Entries for July, 2006

Alert: Sign on-line petition telling Senate Democrats to stop obstructing Child Custody Protection Act

Today the IL Federation for the Right to Life launched a nationwide on-line petition drive telling U.S. Senate Democrats to stop obstructing the Child Custody Protection Act. This is an urgent matter. The Congressional Pro-life Caucus reported this morning the clock is ticking: “If we hope to see this important legislation signed into law this […]

Washington Times on Durbin, et al, hold-up of parental notification bill; quotes IFRL

Read entire article, Abortion-consent stall riles GOP, pro-lifers, on page 2. IL Federation for the Right to Life is quoted: The Illinois Federation for Right to Life attacked [Durbin] this week, asking, “Who does Dick Durbin represent, the citizens of Illinois, or the pro-abortion lobby?”

Dead baby found in FL abortion mill

This is horrible. I KNOW this stuff goes on every day in abortion mills. Finally, corroboration. Dead Baby Found In Hialeah Abortion Clinic Clinic Has Been Closed Dave Malkoff Jul 28, 2006, 11:06 p.m. EST (CBS4 News) HIALEAH Hialeah Police Homicide Detectives are investigating the gruesome discovery of a dead baby’s body inside of an […]

How should they hear about it?

The cartoonist who penned this is liberal. However, the cartoon can be taken two ways, I’m sure not Ohman’s original intent. Pro-lifers know that back alley abortionists have merely moved to main street. [Hat tip: Fran; Attribution: Jack Ohman, 7-27-06, www.comicspage.com/ohman/]

Child Custody Protection Act not a done deal

From the National Right to Life Committee: Despite a 65-34 vote in the U.S. Senate [yesterday] to pass a bill to prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortions in violation of parents’ rights, the Senate Democratic leadership immediately erected a procedural roadblock in an attempt to kill the bill. The Senate turned aside all […]

New Stanek column on WND: “The impact of the fetus farming ban on embryonic stem cell research”

Last week, the same day President Bush vetoed a bill that would have forced taxpayers to further subsidize embryonic stem-cell experimentation, he signed the Fetus Farming Prohibition Act of 2006. The former got lots of negative press; the latter caused barely a stir. The latter bode poorly for embryonic stem-cell research’s public image. Better to […]

No fetus farms in IL and NJ

On July 19, President Bush signed the “Fetus Farming Prohibition Act of 2006,” a law that prohibits growing human embryos in animals or humans for research. Did you think fetus farming was a figment of someone’s imagination? A right-wing scare tactic, perhaps? No. Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s 2005 embryonic stem cell research executive order included […]

New Stanek column on WND: “Why Jesus Christ would not vote for Barack Obama”

In February 2004, U.S. Senate candidate Barack Obama’s wife, Michelle, sent a fund-raising letter with the “alarming news” that “right-wing politicians” had passed a law stopping doctors from stabbing half-born babies in the neck with scissors, suctioning out their brains and crushing their skulls. Michelle called partial-birth abortion “a legitimate medical procedure,” and wouldn’t supporters […]

Liberal columnist has second thoughts?

Liberal Chicago Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg wrote a fasinating column yesterday, after stumbling on two of Pro-Life Action League’s graphic signs displays in downtown Chicago during the course of one depressing day. Last paragraph: That’s the problem with the whole conflict. There’s no balance. On one side you’ve got guys like Joe Scheidler, practically a […]

Fire Thunder fired

The Washington Post reports that Oglala Sioux president Cecilia Fire Thunder was fired by the Tribal Council June 29 as a direct result of her threat to open an abortion mill on the reservation should the South Dakota ban take effect. Fire Thunder did so without conferring with the Council. The Council replaced her with […]

  
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Jill Stanek is a nurse turned speaker, columnist and blogger, a national figure in the effort to protect both preborn and postborn innocent human life.

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tierce_headshot_800by Kelli

By repeating only the gut-wrenching, heartbreaking, terrifying abortion stories, we protect a lie: that abortion isn’t normal. We have learned to think of abortion with shame and fear. We have accepted the damaging idea that a person who wants an abortion must grovel before the consciences of others….

We have to stop categorizing abortions as justified or unjustified.

The best thing you can do if you support reproductive rights is to force people to realize that abortion is common, and the most common abortion is a five-to-15-minute procedure elected early in the first trimester by someone who doesn’t want to be pregnant or have a child.

It’s our job to say it’s O.K. if that’s the end of the story. It’s O.K. if it’s boring or not traumatic or if you don’t even know what it was.

The reasons, the feelings, the personal contexts — these we can also talk about, but only after we grant to each woman the right to make and do with her body what she will. Regardless of whether or not a compelling story is on offer.

~ Merritt Tierce (pictured), who has had two abortions and is the former executive director of the Texas Equal Access Fund, exhorting pro-choicers to stick to the script when it comes to discussing abortion, The New York Times, September 13

[Photo via merritttierce.com]

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