Entries for September, 2008

Catholic vote 2008

The past few days many have sent me a link to the following video adding, “This is very powerful.” Today when yet another friend send me a link to the video, writing, “This is very powerful,” I finally took a look at it. And you know what? It really is very powerful. Sponsor:

Eduardo’s video on abortion and Obama

Popular and Influential Latino actor Eduardo Verastegui, in conjunction with Catholic News Agency, has produced an excellent video in Spanish, “Dura Realidad,” i.e., “Hard Truth.” With English subtitles, Eduardo explains how abortion hurts the Hispanic population (in fact, a target) and family and how Barack Obama radically supports abortion beyond most of the public’s sensibilities. […]

JivinJ’s Life Links 9-29-08

by a long article about abortion in Russia. Here’s a classic quote from the story: “The spiritual position,” said Natalia Karpovich, a leader of the State Duma committee focused on family, women and children, “should be that this is murder and the woman who does this commits a sin. Still, I want to stress it’s […]

Sunday funny

First, don’t forget to pray for pastors across America who are participating in the here and here. Moving on, the political cartoons this week continued to focus on the Wall Street bailout, so I found none on our issue. But here was one about the aforementioned by

New poll/Old poll

The new poll question is up: Two part question: Who won the first presidential debate, and did it change your vote? Here are the results of last week’s poll question:

Weekend question

Aw, Paul Newman died yesterday at the age of 83. Great quote: Asked by Playboy magazine whether he was ever tempted to step out on wife Joanne Woodward, Newman responded, according to the Men & Dogs A Personal History from Bogart to Bowie, was taken in 1958, right after they married.]

Fact-checking Factcheck.org on Gianna and Obama ads

Only 4 days ago an article supposedly fact-checking

Waiting for Obama’s apology

UPDATE, 9/27, 12p: Statement from NRLC: “NRLC has suspended the posting of the web ad because very late on September 26, an objection was received from an attorney with the Christian Broadcasting Network, asserting that the use of a brief clip from a broadcast CBN interview, showing Barack Obama saying that NRLC was “lying,” infringed […]

JivinJ’s Life Links 9-25-08

by Washington Post and a study with a release date in August) on the demographics of who has abortions. Denis Hart, the Archbishop of Victoria isn’t going unheeded. Proponents of the bill don’t seem to fully grasp why doctors who oppose performing abortions don’t want to refer women to abortion providers….

Ode to Obama and Born Alive “Burdens”

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by Kelli

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At Carafem, staff members plan to greet clients with warm teas, comfortable robes and a matter-of-fact attitude.

“We don’t want to talk in hushed tones,” said Carafem president Christopher Purdy. “We use the A-word.”…

Because Carafem will offer only the abortion pill, not vacuum aspiration or other surgical procedures, prospective clients must be no more than 10 weeks pregnant….

After receiving counseling and some basic tests, Carafem clients will take an initial pill at the clinic. Purdy’s team expects to get them in and out quickly, within about 60 minutes. They will be sent home with a second set of pills to take the next day. The second dose induces the abortion, which resembles a miscarriage, typically within six hours.

By offering only pharmaceutical abortions, Purdy says, he can avoid purchasing expensive surgical equipment and keep prices low for clients. The average pharmaceutical abortion cost about $500 in the United States in 2011, Guttmacher figures show; Purdy plans to charge around $400.

Another striking aspect of the project is the design: The clinic will have wood floors and a natural wood tone on the walls that recalls high-end salons such as Aveda. Appointments, offered evenings and weekends, can be booked online or via a 24-hour hotline.

“It was important for us to try to present an upgraded, almost spa-like feel,” said Melissa S. Grant, vice president of health services for the clinic.

If the project is successful, Purdy says, he hopes to expand his model to other states.

“It’s fresh, it’s modern, it’s clean, it’s caring,” he said. “That’s the brand we’re trying to create.”

~ Sandhya Somashekhar, The Washington Post, March 30

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