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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Ryan identifies as Catholic and previously described himself as pro-life. He has supported several pieces of anti-abortion legislation during his time in Congress — including restrictions on minors seeking abortions, a ban on embryonic stem cell research, and a ban on so-called “partial birth” abortions.

But, according to his new op-ed, Ryan has since “come to believe that we must trust women and families — not politicians — to make the best decision for their lives.”

The congressman says he has listened to women across the country talk about their personal experiences with abortion. Some told him they became pregnant from abusive relationships or from sexual assaults. Others said they couldn’t afford to have another child.

Ryan heard from women who developed serious health issues during their pregnancies, and from underage girls are were afraid their parents would kick them out for getting pregnant.

“These women gave me a better understanding of how complex and difficult certain situations can become. And while there are people of good conscience on both sides of this argument, one thing has become abundantly clear to me: the heavy hand of government must not make this decision for women and families,” Ryan writes. “No federal or state law banning abortion can honestly and fairly take into account the various circumstances that make each decision unique.”…

Ryan’s change of heart may signal a potential path forward for reproductive rights supporters eager to shift the political landscape around abortion, which has remained largely unchanged for the past several decades.

~ Tara Culp-Ressler, writing on Rep. Tim Ryan’s (D-OH; pictured) gradual “evolution” from pro-life to pro-choice, Think Progress, January 28

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