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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I followed my trainer to the lab where products of conception (P.O.C.) were inspected to make sure the doctor removed all the bits that, if left behind, could cause an infection. My trainer made a point to show me the tiny arms and legs floating in the glass baking pan. At 10 weeks and beyond, those appendages are formed and clearly recognizable.

It was all so heavy. The loneliness of those little arms and legs. That girl, so clearly suffering during the procedure. Before my job at the clinic, my stance on abortion had been so black and white. I had been firmly pro-choice for as long as I could remember. Was it possible that working here could change my mind?…

Abortion is fraught with so much negative sentiment, and in a sense, abortion is plucking a life from existence that has yet to have the opportunity to thrive. No one is claiming it’s pleasant. There is nothing black and white about abortion. It’s every shade of gray. But for us pro-choicers, the woman’s life trumps the embryo or fetus. That’s the bottom line. We place value on a woman’s ability to know what is best for her. It simply needs to be a safe and legal option. When I started at the clinic, all I saw was the individual moment of pain, but over the years I began to see a much richer portrait — women coming out the other side, relieved, even if it was simply a relief to have the procedure behind them. They could go back to their lives.

Seeing every side, the whole complicated and profound process, I came out more pro-choice than ever. I started to see it from a purely biological standpoint. We were removing an unwanted growth to preserve the woman’s chosen course.

~ Amy Beeman, Salon, May 24

[Image of 10-week fetus via babybytes.ni]

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