Entries for June, 2009

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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by Kelli

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To be clear, some crisis pregnancy centers can be shady. They have been known to misleadingly portray themselves as full-service women’s health clinics, or to obscure religious affiliations. They may offer discredited info on things like “the link between abortion and depression,” or engage in what some describe as bullying or pressuring women into carrying pregnancies to term.

But the state really shouldn’t be in the business of deciding what completely non-criminal information a private operation may make available. And many businesses and non-profits have owners with religious beliefs that they don’t necessarily broadcast. In other words, you may condemn these pregnancy centers’ tactics or views, but they’re not de facto doing anything illegal. What’s more, they may doing some good: Despite not offering contraception or abortion advice, the centers do offer things like free pregnancy tests, screenings for sexually transmitted infections, ultrasounds, and baby clothes.

If particular centers are engaging in deceptive or fraudulent practices, then by all means, go after them for that. But the point should be making them be honest about what they are, not trying to turn them into something they’re not.

~ Pro-choicer Elizabeth Nolan Brown (pictured), voicing her objections to California’s Reproductive FACT Act, which “would require pregnancy centers to post notices saying that reproductive health services, including abortion, are available to pregnant women in the state,” Reason.com, May 27

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