Entries for July, 2008

JivinJ’s Life Links 7-31-08

by are whining about not being able to buy human eggs for human cloning experiments: But researchers argue that a shortage of eggs fueled by the payment ban is what’s kept them from making the advances that prove their technique’s real potential. “You need to have enough eggs to make this thing work, and when […]

Abortion, the peacemaker?

Abortion in India is illegal after 20 weeks, in large part to stop female feticide. Today’s

Joni’s Wheels for the World

Most in the Evangelical world are familiar with Joni Eareckson Tada’s story. Not sure if she’s so well known in Catholic circles. Joni was left a teen quadriplegic in 1967 after a diving accident. Her 1976 book, KSLR Take A Stand radio show is raising sponsorship for 75 wheelchairs for Joni’s Cuba, Peru.

Pregnant prostitution ring

Ok… wellll… um… hm. I guess I can’t formulate words to add to this one… Read more

(Prolifer)ations 7-30-08

by Colleen W. From the blogs and elsewhere today… takecaredownthere.org [JLS warning: vile], arguing it is important that people know just how disturbing and graphic this new kid-targeted website is. Dawn says: But, because TakeCareDownThere is a taxpayer-funded site that targets children, I believe it is important to have an idea of just what Planned […]

Status of abortions in South Dakota

I reported yesterday: In an interview with CNA on Monday, July 28, Dr. [Allen] Unruh said there were still indications that no abortions were being performed at the Sioux Falls clinic. Sidewalk counselors had told him that none of the women who were apparently scheduled for abortions had showed at the clinic by 9:30 am. […]

JivinJ’s Life Links 7-30-08

by trying to deal with numerous illegal abortionists: Dr. Kato, who at first said he did not do abortions and referred The Herald to other “doctors,” later admitted to offering the service, saying it would cost R600 for someone who was 5 months pregnant. He promised the procedure was safe and quick. “They call it […]

Senator attacked for delivering babies free

Senator Tom Coburn is the bane of Majority Leader Harry Reid’s existence for relentlessly and fiercely opposing wasteful spending. For example, as FRC reported yesterday: Repeatedly… Reid… has decided to ramrod legislation through the chamber…. He attempted this – unsuccessfully – with a massive $11 billion spending bill last week. Mockingly called the “Coburn Omnibus” […]

Kline trounces Howe in fundraising

Many here have helped Phill Kline financially in his primary race against Steve Howe for Johnson County, KS, District Attorney. The election is one week from today! Kline, of course, is the stalwart trying against all odds to enforce KS’s late-term and underage abortion laws. There is still time to Associated Press…

British Columbia’s most prolific mother gives birth to #18

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by Kelli

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Ryan identifies as Catholic and previously described himself as pro-life. He has supported several pieces of anti-abortion legislation during his time in Congress — including restrictions on minors seeking abortions, a ban on embryonic stem cell research, and a ban on so-called “partial birth” abortions.

But, according to his new op-ed, Ryan has since “come to believe that we must trust women and families — not politicians — to make the best decision for their lives.”

The congressman says he has listened to women across the country talk about their personal experiences with abortion. Some told him they became pregnant from abusive relationships or from sexual assaults. Others said they couldn’t afford to have another child.

Ryan heard from women who developed serious health issues during their pregnancies, and from underage girls are were afraid their parents would kick them out for getting pregnant.

“These women gave me a better understanding of how complex and difficult certain situations can become. And while there are people of good conscience on both sides of this argument, one thing has become abundantly clear to me: the heavy hand of government must not make this decision for women and families,” Ryan writes. “No federal or state law banning abortion can honestly and fairly take into account the various circumstances that make each decision unique.”…

Ryan’s change of heart may signal a potential path forward for reproductive rights supporters eager to shift the political landscape around abortion, which has remained largely unchanged for the past several decades.

~ Tara Culp-Ressler, writing on Rep. Tim Ryan’s (D-OH; pictured) gradual “evolution” from pro-life to pro-choice, Think Progress, January 28

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