Entries for April, 2008

Anti-abstinence bigotry

Hello from DC again. I had just returned home from a weeklong business/pleasure trip when I got a call 2 days ago to replace a cancelled speaker at a pro-life event, and here I am again, happily. Get to visit my daughter Daena as well as connect with pro-life policy friends. So I’ll be blogging […]

Murderer of twins cannot be charged with murder

Last week

Egan vs. Giuliani

Robert Novak wrote in his

“We reject abortion because we are left-wing”

Well, here is an interesting view, an op ed written by the SAIn Political Party (Internationalist Self-Management and Solidarity) in Spain, as quoted from

Pills or dinner?

“Pills or dinner?” was the subject heading of Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards’ email alert yesterday. The premise is ridiculous: that due to rising prices of artificial female steroids, i.e., birth control pills, college nyphomaniacs are being forced to choose between illicit sex and eating. Here’s what happened. Legislators passed the Deficit Reduction Act of […]

South Dakota abortion ban redux

I commend SD pro-lifers for their diligence. In 2006 they introduced a referendum outlawing all abortions except to save a mother’s life. It lost 56-44%. Exit polls showed it would have won had it included exceptions. (As an aside, it was during this time Oglala Sioux president Cecelia Fire Thunder infamously threatened to open a […]

(Prolifer)ations 4/28/08

by Jivin J Peter Augustine Lawler reviews Robert George and Christopher Tollefsen’s Embryo in the City Journal. Indian Prime Minister calls his nation’s practice of sex-selection abortions “a national shame”: No nation, no society, no community can hold its head high and claim to be part of the civilised world if it condones the practice […]

Pro-life presence at NAACP dinner

All eyes were on keynote speaker Rev. Jeremiah Wright last night at the NAACP Detroit chapter’s 53rd annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner. But pro-lifers gave the whopping crowd of 10,000 entering the event something else to focus on: abortion and black genocide….

Father hides daughter in cellar dungeon 24 years; fathers 7 children

This is a horrifying story from Austria. It is not directly tied to the pro-life issue but is so shocking I must blog on it. Reported the MonstersandCritics.com]

Robert Downey, Jr., and other converts to conservatism

Robert Downey, Jr., in an April 20 Iron Man, said: I have a really interesting political point of view, and it’s not always something I say too loud at dinner tables here, but you can’t go from a $2,000-a-night suite at La Mirage to a penitentiary and really understand it and come out a liberal. […]

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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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