Entries for August, 2007

Two federal lawsuits filed against City of Aurora

The pro-life protest against Planned Parenthood Aurora was scheduled for Saturday, August 25, at 9:00a. But to ensure that constitutional freedom, Chicago’s Thomas More Law Center, this morning. Tom said they filed the lawsuit against Aurora ordinances that are clearly unconstitutional and subjectively enforced. There are two contentions….

Gag me

The headline of this August 26 CNN story triggered the first gag:

Did Planned Parenthood commit fraud against Aurora, or are officials in on it?

Backdrop…. From the Chicago Tribune, July 27, 2007: Neighbors who drive by the bustling construction site in Aurora think they are seeing the completion of the “Gemini Health Center,” just as the sign says…. But in a few weeks the sign will be changed to reflect the true owners of the building: Planned Parenthood…. “Frankly, […]

Pro-life protest at Aurora Planned Parenthood

by Jill Stanek

Joe Scheidler interview at Aurora PP protest

by guest poster Fran Eaton, editor of Pro-Life Action League’s founder Joe Scheidler if what the president of Illinois NOW told me was true – had he indeed been arrested 40 times, some for assault and battery? [JLS note: Besides viewing a great interview with Joe, you can get a sense by this video of […]

Weekend question

Pro-abort “Liberal misogynitis,” was “silly.” One of several points I made to demonstrate that in reality, pro-aborts, not pro-lifers, are the misogynists, was their promotion of abortion – of which way more than half aborted are female – had caused such a gender imbalance in Asian and Third World countries that a sex slave trade […]

Our worlds kiss rather than collide

Today the protest/prayer vigil of the Aurora Planned Parenthood was held. The crowd was huge, somewhere between 750-1,000! It is the largest protest of any kind I have ever attended next to the annual March for Life. I have to sort through over 150 photos to whittle down to 10-15 to post, but in the […]

(Prolifer)ations 8/24/07

On the pro-life blogs…. Vital Signs Reasoned Audacity. Ah, it’s that time again. The 2nd annual Wash for Life is September 15. Read details at HumanLifeMatters writes on the human journey, “During the last few days of [my 92-year-old mother’s] life she… was unconscious. The nursing staff asked if the family still wanted meals brought […]

Planned Parenthood goes underground

It’s our fault Planned Parenthood is sneaking around, lying, and deceiving the public, so its says. More on that momentarily. But it’s interesting that we’re apparently driving PP underground. We may not be impairing its bottom line (posting on PP/USPS’s 1972 family planning stamp. I don’t think it would see the light of day today. […]

Kaiser funny

Today’s was the funniest ever….

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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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