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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by Kelli

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Smith was sent to a Boulder, Colorado, clinic run by Dr. Warren Hern [pictured], one of only four late-term abortion providers in the U.S.

Smith had only days to arrange for the procedure, which would cost $25,000 — money she had to borrow from family members. She says that she and her husband had to wade through protesters and cameras to get into the Colorado clinic, “which seemed like an army bunker,” and where, for security reasons, she could only have one book and one food item. But, Smith says, “contrary to what many might think, it was a peaceful procedure,” which, she explains, began with an injection that stopped her daughter’s heart, although not right away. Hours had passed since the injection, and Smith thought Alice had died. “But then I felt a kick,” Smith recounts through tears.

After she knew that Alice had passed — she says her belly was no longer tight and high, but rather heavy and sagging — Smith was overcome with a feeling of grace. Two days later, after being induced at the Boulder clinic, she gave birth to Alice, who was five pounds 13 ounces. “They cleaned her off and brought her into me,” says Smith, who shows me Alice’s tiny footprints and handprints.

Smith, who suffers post-traumatic stress disorder related to the loss, attends two support groups (an infant loss group and an abortion support group) and serves as a mentor to other women who have gone through late-term abortions for similar reasons. She says that she wishes there were more options for women in her circumstances, lamenting the death of [abortionist George] Tiller and lauding the courage of Hern, who she describes as “an absolute angel who saved me and my daughter.”

~ Ananda Rose, describing the late-term abortion of “Julie Smith,” whose daughter had fetal abnormalities, Pacific Standard, August 25

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