Entries for April, 2007

Pro-life dissension on PBA ban

Pro-abort hardliners aren’t all who oppose the Partial Birth Abortion Ban. Some pro-life hardliners do as well. From

Connecting the violent dots

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Abortion and hogs

On this day of worship and rest, here are

Conversion stories I: prettyinpink

I’m launching a new feature called “Conversion stories.” There have been a couple on this blog in the last month – abortion proponents who came here to duel and over time converted to the pro-life position. I applaud these people for giving honest thought to pro-life apologetics, confronting their own ideology with it, and then […]

March of Dimes II

I extended my April 26 March of Dimes column, which was published today. MOD’s first 2007 WalkAmerica fundraiser is tomorow. Pro-lifers need to know that money they donate to MOD may go to support the culture of death. In addition to the information I blogged yesterday is this and more, in today’s column: MOD claims, […]

Will pro-lifers resurrect free speech McCain-Feingold killed?

Yesterday the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Wisconsin Right to Life v. Federal Elections Commission, which challenges the abysmal McCain-Feingold campaign finance law. A large coalition of groups, including the ACLU and AFL-CIO, filed briefs supporting WIRTL. The legislature passed McCain-Feingold in 2002 to kill free speech before elections. It bars corporations and labor […]

The March of Dimes marches for death

This Saturday, April 28, the March of Dimes will launch its 2007 list of risks and note one strangely missing. MOD trips over its own feigned ignorance. Its site reads: Prematurity has been escalating steadily and alarmingly over the past two decades. One out of eight babies is born prematurely in the United States…. Despite […]

Will work for brain food

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The dinner party test

My favorite pro-abort, Jeff V., sent me this Independent [London] has published an amazing report indicating that Britain faces a “crisis” in the availability of abortion. It seems that “an unprecedented number of doctors are refusing to be involved in carrying out the procedure.” As the paper reports, “The exodus of doctors prepared to perform […]

Vatican: abortion = terrorism

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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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