Entries for June, 2007

Pro-life NEA members to picket NEA convention Sunday

Is momentum building to force the powerful National Education Association to stop its inexplicable support of abortion? I posted a NEA convention in Philadelphia, attended by 9,000 delegates. NEA has called for the picket at 11:00 a.m. at 1101 Arch Street “to call attention to policies the nation’s most powerful teachers’ union has adopted that […]

Tiller charged with 19 new misdemeanor counts; 30 previous dismissed

I previously Wichita Eagle, June 29: … Those charges were dismissed on a jurisdictional issue and Morrison chose not to revive any of them, choosing instead to file on a different issue…. Morrison [pictured right at press conference] filed 19 criminal charges against… Tiller on Thursday, alleging Tiller had financial and legal ties to a […]

Pro-choice is pro-transgender?

I read this interesting post by transgender activist Marti Abernathey on the

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Who are the slaves?

Pro-abort Meg Wilson, a senior at Georgetown U in DC, posted this on the “Why pro-choice is a bad choice for Democrats.”…

New Stanek WND column, “”Who’s to blame when aborting women die?”

Congrats to Laura and Cameron, whose comments made this week’s column. Whose fault is it when aborting women die? It depends, according to abortion proponents. If the abortion was illegal, we are. If the abortion was legal, she is. Cases in point, yesteryear’s illegal abortion of Gerri Santoro and this year’s legal abortion of Edrica […]

Germany in denial over self-holocaust

European news agencies) reported yesterday: A German court sentenced a 55-year old Lutheran pastor in jail on June 14 for … Volksverhetzung, which means incitement of the people…. Pastor Johannes Lerle was sentenced to prison for an year by Erlangen court in Germany for compar[ing] the killing of the unborn in contemporary Germany to the […]

The Censorship Doctrine

“Pro-choice.” Blah blah. The Left’s reintroduction of legislation called the explained: Scarcity-obsessed Dennis Kucinich has recently introduced plans in Congress to revive the Fairness Doctrine, which once let government regulators police the airwaves to ensure a balancing of viewpoints, however that’s defined. A new Fairness Doctrine would affect most directly opinion-based talk radio, a medium […]

Two major pro-life First Amendment court wins

In the past few days, pro-lifers were handed two major First Amendment court victories of significant impact. 1. On June 22 an Ohio federal district court judge April 26. Explained

MSM embryonic stem cell lies

The following left-wing cartoons ran in mainstream media (MSM) newspapers like the Washington Post or Tribune Media this past week. What do they all have in common? For starters, every single one omits the word “embryonic” when describing the stem cell legislation President Bush vetoed June 20. Oversight? Absolutely not, particularly since in his at […]

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by Kelli

Father Pavone poses with young family following news conference in Washington on RU-486 reversal protocol

The “reversals” also show that the ingestion of medication abortion drugs is never a sure thing when it comes to terminating a pregnancy. While anti-abortion activists tout the alleged “high complication rates” of the process, what they conveniently leave out is that the most common complication is that the patient remains pregnant, and that the protocol needs to be followed up with D&C or vacuum aspiration abortion in order to end the pregnancy….

Why is the “reversal” apparently so successful then? Primarily it is because those who are trying to continue the pregnancy are already in the midst of a failed medication abortion to start with….

“There’s no evidence of any demonstrable effect of the ‘treatment’ these anti-abortion centers are marketing,” Dr. Cheryl Chastine, a provider at South Wind Women’s Center in Wichita, Kansas, said. “The medical literature is quite clear that mifepristone on its own is only about 50 percent effective at ending a pregnancy. That means that even if these doctors were to offer a large dose of purple Skittles, they’d appear to have ‘worked’ to ‘save’ the pregnancy about half the time. Those numbers are consistent with what these people are reporting.”

Dr. Chastine isn’t alone in her assessment. Dr. Dan Grossman, vice president for research at Ibis Reproductive Health [and pro-abortion author at RH Reality Check], told Iowa Public Radio that the “treatment” was unlikely to be doing anything at all.

“[The abortion pill] binds much more tightly to the progesterone receptor, to block it than progesterone itself does…. So there really is not much evidence to indicate, I’m really not aware of anything, that by increasing the amount of progesterone you’re gonna somehow block the effect of this drug….

I think this is really outside of standard of care to just begin doing this kind of treatment, without collecting more rigorous studies about its effectiveness.”

~ Robin Marty, questioning whether attempting to save babies like Gabriel Caicedo (pictured above with his parents and Fr. Frank Pavone) is worth it, Talking Points Memo, March 2

Note: The function of mifepristone is to block progesterone receptors (which is why, in an abortion pill reversal, an extra injection of progesterone is given to counteract these effects). Mifepristone “directly causes endometrial decidual degeneration, cervical softening and dilatation, release of endogenous prostaglandins, and an increase in the sensitivity of the myometrium to the contractile effects of prostaglandins. Mifepristone-induced decidual breakdown indirectly leads to trophoblast detachment, resulting in decreased syncytiotrophoblast production of hCG, which in turn causes decreased production of progesterone by the corpus luteum (pregnancy is dependent on progesterone production by the corpus luteum through the first 9 weeks of gestation—until placental progesterone production has increased enough to take the place of corpus luteum progesterone production).”

[Photo via CatholicPhilly.com]

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