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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by Kelli

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At Carafem, staff members plan to greet clients with warm teas, comfortable robes and a matter-of-fact attitude.

“We don’t want to talk in hushed tones,” said Carafem president Christopher Purdy. “We use the A-word.”…

Because Carafem will offer only the abortion pill, not vacuum aspiration or other surgical procedures, prospective clients must be no more than 10 weeks pregnant….

After receiving counseling and some basic tests, Carafem clients will take an initial pill at the clinic. Purdy’s team expects to get them in and out quickly, within about 60 minutes. They will be sent home with a second set of pills to take the next day. The second dose induces the abortion, which resembles a miscarriage, typically within six hours.

By offering only pharmaceutical abortions, Purdy says, he can avoid purchasing expensive surgical equipment and keep prices low for clients. The average pharmaceutical abortion cost about $500 in the United States in 2011, Guttmacher figures show; Purdy plans to charge around $400.

Another striking aspect of the project is the design: The clinic will have wood floors and a natural wood tone on the walls that recalls high-end salons such as Aveda. Appointments, offered evenings and weekends, can be booked online or via a 24-hour hotline.

“It was important for us to try to present an upgraded, almost spa-like feel,” said Melissa S. Grant, vice president of health services for the clinic.

If the project is successful, Purdy says, he hopes to expand his model to other states.

“It’s fresh, it’s modern, it’s clean, it’s caring,” he said. “That’s the brand we’re trying to create.”

~ Sandhya Somashekhar, The Washington Post, March 30

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