Entries for July, 2007

NFP vs. contraception

These newly posted short commercials in the Apple vein were shot by seminarians at the Institute for Priestly Formation in Omaha. Major hoot. (See the two other videos on page 2.)

Constitutionally protected hate speech against John Roberts

As our commenter Laura first reported yesterday, according to the Kos only last week to talk nice, are wishing for a death sentence or making other crass statements….

MSM’s spun headline on the Supreme Court

It goes without saying the engine propelling the abortion movement has been the courts, starting with Roe v. Wade. Protecting abortion was the biggest reason why the Left tried to stop President Bush’s two Supreme Court nominees. But the Gang of 14 – which I detested at the time – stymied them. Now the Left […]

New poll/old poll

I have a new poll up, asking the question, “Which is worse, abortion or dog fighting?” Of course, this is based on allegations against NFL quarterback Michael Vick that he was involved in the “sport.” Be sure to vote, and then make your comments here, not on theh poll website. Here are the results of […]

Where’s the love?

Two recent JillStanek.com blog posts have drawn the ire of liberal bloggers. Adrian Monck at Helen Thomas, particularly this section of my post: What goes around comes around, Helen. In that circle of life, you’re a little too close to a time when you’re going to be as helpless as those preborns you advocate killing… […]

Weekend question

Pearl S. Buck said, “It is natural anywhere that people like their own kind, but it is not necessarily natural that their fondness for their own kind should lead them to the subjection of whole groups of other people not like them.” Do you think this statement applies to abortion?

Protest against atrocities in China

One last photo from DC last week. On July 20 there was a large protest along Constitution Ave. against the Chinese Communist government’s atrocities against its people: torture, and harvesting of organs from living prisoners. (Strangely, the one-child policy was not protested.) That night, protesters held a candlelight vigil at the Washington Monument. You can […]

Role reversal

While my three-year-grandson, who is supposed to be potty-training, would rather “hang around”…

Helen’s kind of life

Crotchety, 86-year-old liberal journalist Helen Thomas is completely undeserving of her front row seat in the White House press room. Some elders don’t deserve respect. She recently spoke at a Planned Parenthood of Greater Iowa fundraiser. Reported Lynda Waddington of Helen’s speech at New York Times reported July 17 that while the number of baby […]

IVF babies more sickly

I know we have at least one young reader who was conceived via IVF. Am curious to know personal experiences. And I agree with this article’s last statement. IVF should be regulated in the US, not only for the health of those born but to put a stop to those “leftover” embryos. From London’s

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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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