Entries for November, 2009

New York magazine asks, “Just how pro-choice is America?” and answers, “Not so much”

I’m surprised this piece yesterday in New York magazine, calling it a “[t]hought-provoking piece.” It’s no-spin depressing for the other side, actually. The article is long but a good read. And, with a reminder that this was written by a pro-abort, it makes quite the convincing case for incrementalism. Stay strong, pro-lifers, we’re winning. Here […]

American Life League’s Katie Walker surmounts MSNBC’s anti-life bias

MSNBC’s Morning Meeting today to discuss the topic of public funded abortion in socialized healthcare. Host Dylan Ratigan had the nerve to accuse pro-lifers of interjecting our ideology into the healthcare debate, which is exactly backward. The man had obviously done no research on the topic, merely bleating pro-abort spin that pro-lifers are attempting to […]

“Fact” checker Media Matters doesn’t even know what a Partial Birth Abortion is

The ironies are layered and rich. Here was the “Quick Fact” headline in the “Research” section of supposed media watchdog, the liberal

Jivin J’s Life Links 11-30-09

by CDC has released its 2006 abortion statistics compiled from state health departments, but missing a couple of states including CA: Results: For 2006, a total of 846,181 abortions were reported to CDC. Among the 46 areas that provided data consistently during 1996–2006, a total of 835,134 abortions (98.7% of the total) were reported; the […]

Quote of the Day 11-30-09

The stories they’ve told me, with tears dripping from their faces, are agonizing. The enemy is out to steal, kill and destroy, and he is doing it through abortion…. A lot of girls need people to step in and say, ‘We will love you. We will be Jesus’ hands and feet. We will help you […]

Lunch Break: 2 year old singing Taylor Swift song

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

Bethany meets Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee

November 23 was a star-studded day for our talented and generous moderator Bethany, who met both Mike Huckabee! Both were at the same Birmingham mall for book signings, and Bethany was able to give both portraits she had sketched herself. About Palin Bethany blogged: When I got in the signing area, it was so exciting […]

Obama supporters are so Zen

I’m going through pictures I took this year while putting together a 2010 family calendar and came upon the following, taken in San Diego this spring. The bumper stickers are thematically connected, I think. I posted this awhile back but as Obama’s White House tenure marches it, the “Zenness” of his followers becomes ever more […]

New Stanek poll: When do you think healthcare legislation will pass, if ever?

Fox News’ Shepard Smith asked a good poll question the other day, which I’m repeating. Vote on the lower right side of the home page…. When do you think healthcare legislation will pass? Re: my last poll, almost half thought the US should send more troops to Afghanistan to fight our war against Islamic terrorism, […]

Sunday funnies 11-29-09

Ok, friends, as the Thanksgiving holiday draws to a close, it’s time to reorient ourselves to the healthcare debate. To help get your blood boiling, here’s a particularly nasty political cartoon from the other side… by Lalo Alcaraz at GoComics.com…

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I followed my trainer to the lab where products of conception (P.O.C.) were inspected to make sure the doctor removed all the bits that, if left behind, could cause an infection. My trainer made a point to show me the tiny arms and legs floating in the glass baking pan. At 10 weeks and beyond, those appendages are formed and clearly recognizable.

It was all so heavy. The loneliness of those little arms and legs. That girl, so clearly suffering during the procedure. Before my job at the clinic, my stance on abortion had been so black and white. I had been firmly pro-choice for as long as I could remember. Was it possible that working here could change my mind?…

Abortion is fraught with so much negative sentiment, and in a sense, abortion is plucking a life from existence that has yet to have the opportunity to thrive. No one is claiming it’s pleasant. There is nothing black and white about abortion. It’s every shade of gray. But for us pro-choicers, the woman’s life trumps the embryo or fetus. That’s the bottom line. We place value on a woman’s ability to know what is best for her. It simply needs to be a safe and legal option. When I started at the clinic, all I saw was the individual moment of pain, but over the years I began to see a much richer portrait — women coming out the other side, relieved, even if it was simply a relief to have the procedure behind them. They could go back to their lives.

Seeing every side, the whole complicated and profound process, I came out more pro-choice than ever. I started to see it from a purely biological standpoint. We were removing an unwanted growth to preserve the woman’s chosen course.

~ Amy Beeman, Salon, May 24

[Image of 10-week fetus via babybytes.ni]

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