Entries for February, 2009

New poll/Old poll

I have a new poll question up: How recently have you contacted an elected official about a pro-life or pro-abortion issue? Here are the results of last week’s poll, almost evenly divided….

Weekend question

President Obama has just reversed policy in place since 1991 banning photographs of caskets of American soldiers killed in war. My immediate response was anger. But is the rationale for this any different than that of pro-lifers wanting photos of aborted babies shown? Wrote the

CBR attends Daytona 500

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O’Reilly compares Obama’s infanticide vote to anti-chimp vote

Last night Bill O’Reilly interviewed UT Congressman Rob Bishop, who opposes legislation to make it illegal to sell or transport a pet chimp across state lines. O’Reilly compared opposition of this bill to Barack Obama’s infamous opposition to another bill back in the day… “The law doesn’t solve the problem,” Bishop stated. “The intelligent thing […]

Lunch break: Can I have a napkin, please?

by Bethany Kerr, to give us a daily break from the grind…

The Fight “Fight FOCA” campaign targets Catholic Church

Ok, after reading Time magazine article calling the Freedom of Choice Act a “mythical abortion bill,” here are the pro-abort talking points to counter the mounting surge against FOCA: Pro-lifers are on hallucinogenics. FOCA isn’t happening. Pro-life groups are using FOCA to raise money. Conservative Catholics are at the bottom of the Fight FOCA frenzy. […]

Jivin J’s Life Links 2-27-09

by The Swamp (Chicago Tribune’s Washington bureau), Obama will get rid of the Bush administration’s conscience rule sometime today: Taking another step into the abortion debate, the Obama administration today will move to rescind a controversial rule that allows healthcare workers to deny abortion counseling or other family planning services if doing so would violate […]

Pro-lifers dissed by both Dem and GOP House leadership

I’ve written several times (here) on a letter circulated by pro-life Congressmen Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Heath Shuler (D-NC) for signatures, which they submitted to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi this week….

Pro-aborts to protest pregnancy care centers

UPDATE, 2/27, 6:40a: Many pro-choicers have complained in the comments section about my characterization of pro-contraception, pro-abortion young women as being easy marks. I have to say it was comedian Chris Rock who was my inspiration. I watched the following video a couple years ago, and it made total sense. In fact, if you can […]

Sebelius’ HHS nomination to be aborted for her fringe abortion views?

The White House has made it no secret pro-abortion KS Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is in the running for HHS Secretary. Sebelius is closely linked to Wichita late-term abortionist George Tiller, trying to clog any prosecutorial wheels of justice against him and even hosting a secret soirée in his honor at the mansion. Sebelius has committed […]

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Jill Stanek is a nurse turned speaker, columnist and blogger, a national figure in the effort to protect both preborn and postborn innocent human life.

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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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