Entries for July, 2009

(Prolifer)ations 7-23-09

by intern Anne Marie D. Spotlighting important information gleaned from other pro-life blogs…

Lunch Break: To a child, love is spelled “t-i-m-e”

To give us a break from the daily grind… Email Bethany with your Lunch Break suggestions!

Quote of the Day, July 23, 2009

In government health care reform debates, abortion coverage is the third rail. Should some abortion be implicitly, if not explicitly, covered? Should Congress promote the use of contraception? And if abortion were covered, would Barack Obama’s mother have had one? ~ Ben Buchwalter, as quoted by Mother Jones, July 22.

Georgetown U’s pro-abortion women’s law fellowship program

When last we left Georgetown University, a Catholic institution, it was Outreach, a newsletter published by Georgetown’s Women’s Law & Public Policy Fellowship Program, features interesting “highlights” of 19 fellows. First, the mission of the program, from the newsletter…

Pro-life Dem Stupak: “It would be easier to fit a camel through the eye of a needle than to pass this bill.”

The Dem din is growing louder on the topic of abortion. Some good quotes in this

Has Obama lost his cool?

It’s been awhile since I went off topic, but this one’s fun. Brett Breitbart made an intriguing comment last night on Hannity. He said Obama began losing his cool cat appeal with the American people after his latest teleprompter malfunction and goofy reaction. Strike 1… Strikes 2 and 3 followed in quick succession when Obama […]

Landmark lawsuit filed: pro-life nurse forced to assist with late-term abortion

On May 24, 2009, pro-life operating room RN Cathy DeCarlo was on call at Michael Silverstein (pictured right) called the OR to schedule an “emergency” abortion of a 22-week pre-eclamptic patient. The patient was not on magnesium sulfate, her blood pressures were not in high risk range, and Silverstein even charted her as “Category II,” […]

Jivin J’s Life Links 7-22-09

by CBS, “rather than wad(ing) into” the issue of whether health care reform legislation will include forcing insurance companies to cover abortion, he’ll just not answer the question (

Lunch Break: Potty talk

To give us a break from the daily grind… Email Bethany with your Lunch Break suggestions! [HT: Adam J.]

Walter Cronkite, the media’s original abortion advocate

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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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