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Jivin J’s Life Links 6-30-09

by Dan Gilgoff reports that there is a growing schism among common ground advocates regarding legislation on abortion. One side wants the two segments of the common ground package (preventing unwanted pregnancies and reducing the need for abortion) introduced in one bill while another side wants them introduced separately.

Lunch Break: Man sings puppies to sleep

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Breaking News: Lila Rose exposes 7th Planned Parenthood in undercover sting

UPDATE, 7/1, 6:30p: Do you trust ‘em? Surrrre. According to LifeNews.com] _______________ Lila Rose and

Sarah Palin smeared again… and again

The inner [David] Letterman yesterday. The Bay State senator was telling a group of business and civic leaders in town at his invitation about the “bizarre” tale of how SC Gov. Mark Sanford had “disappeared for 4 days” and claimed to be hiking along the Appalachian Trail, but no one was really certain of his […]

Quote of the Day, June 30, 2009

Do you think that Republicans now should sort of shift the emphasis, though, from stressing social and family values and shift to more – to economic issues and be a party of economic conservatives rather than putting so much emphasis on these social issues? ~ CBS’s Bob Schieffer, showing his bias, as quoted by NewsBusters, […]

Obama promotes euthanasia in healthcare plan

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PETA’s lack of tact

by intern Heather B. Recently, was shot to death May 31 while working as an usher at his church in Wichita. The

Jivin J’s Life Links 6-29-09

by The Mirror notes that recent research presented at the annual European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in Amsterdam has found that having an abortion (especially multiple abortions) is associated with giving birth to premature child later in life: Women who have had an abortion or miscarriage are more likely to give birth to […]

Lunch Break: Man gets mad at copier

by Bethany Kerr, to give us a break from the daily grind… Email Bethany with your Lunch Break suggestions! [HT: Jasper]

Swedish parents keep child’s gender secret

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25-emily-bazelon-headshot-articleInlineby Kelli

One of the tricky parts about medical abortion is that these drugs work all the way through a pregnancy, although they become less effective and the rate of complication rises in the course of pregnancy. So it is not recommended to have a second-trimester medical abortion without the supervision of a doctor. It’s not as if someone couldn’t try. But it is certainly a risk. It’s not happening, but theoretically it could.

There’s also a deeper question here. If you know there is a risk someone can misuse a drug, what do you do about it? One of the things that people who advocate for medical abortions say is that there are drugs like Tylenol on the shelves of every pharmacy that anyone could buy and overdose on and kill themselves. You can buy bleach. It doesn’t mean we make those substances unavailable.

What do you do with the possibility that women might misuse these drugs? Do you take it away from them? Or do you trust them?

~ New York Times writer Emily Bazelon, responding to the question, “Could the women who are requesting abortion drugs from Women on Web lie about how far along in their pregnancies they are?”, as quoted in “Behind the Cover Story: Emily Bazelon on Medical Abortion Through the Mail,” The 6th Floor, September 1

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