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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by Kelli

nolanbrown

To be clear, some crisis pregnancy centers can be shady. They have been known to misleadingly portray themselves as full-service women’s health clinics, or to obscure religious affiliations. They may offer discredited info on things like “the link between abortion and depression,” or engage in what some describe as bullying or pressuring women into carrying pregnancies to term.

But the state really shouldn’t be in the business of deciding what completely non-criminal information a private operation may make available. And many businesses and non-profits have owners with religious beliefs that they don’t necessarily broadcast. In other words, you may condemn these pregnancy centers’ tactics or views, but they’re not de facto doing anything illegal. What’s more, they may doing some good: Despite not offering contraception or abortion advice, the centers do offer things like free pregnancy tests, screenings for sexually transmitted infections, ultrasounds, and baby clothes.

If particular centers are engaging in deceptive or fraudulent practices, then by all means, go after them for that. But the point should be making them be honest about what they are, not trying to turn them into something they’re not.

~ Pro-choicer Elizabeth Nolan Brown (pictured), voicing her objections to California’s Reproductive FACT Act, which “would require pregnancy centers to post notices saying that reproductive health services, including abortion, are available to pregnant women in the state,” Reason.com, May 27

[Photo via reason.com]

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