Entries for January, 2010

Sunday funny 1-31-10

This cartoon was posted as “Views America” at GoComics.com January 29 and comes via Townhall.com by Ken Blackwell last night (italics his)….

New Stanek poll: In the case of Obama v. Alito, I rule in favor of…

I have a new poll question up (bottom right side of home page): In the case of Obama v. Alito, I rule in favor of… The previous poll question was tough. No one can say s/he knows for sure who or what caused the Haitian earthquake. One answer I felt comfortable agreeing with was the […]

Quote of the Day 1-31-10

Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of […]

Quote of the Day 1-30-10

… [H]e could just as easily become some kind of a rapist pedophile. ~ The View co-host Joy Behar explaining “[t]he only argument” against CBS airing an ad during the Super Bowl featuring Tim and Pam Tebow telling her story of being counseled to abort Tim, who grew to become a Heisman Trophy winner, during […]

Weekend question 1-30/31-10

Two questions: Do you think CBS will cave to pro-abort pressure and reject Focus on the Family’s ad featuring Tim and Pam Tebow or stand strong for another week and air it during the February 7 Super Bowl? and Which advocacy group is the ultimate winner of this controversy, pro-lifers or pro-aborts? Here’s backdrop if […]

(Prolifer)ations 1-29-10

by Susie Allen, TN pro-life activist Washington Post…

Jivin J’s Life Links 1-29-10

UPDATE, 1:38p: Scott Roeder March 9. by Scott Roeder admitted on the stand to killing abortionist George Tiller and at the end of his testimony Judge Warren Wilbert ruled that the jury couldn’t consider Roeder guilty of only voluntary manslaughter: In his testimony, Roeder did not dispute any of the evidence brought against him by […]

Lunch Break: Obama Girl, “At least I wasn’t the Edwards girl”

To give us a break from the daily grind… The Obama Girl has lost that loving feeling for the President, as she explained last night on Hannity… Email Bethany with your Lunch Break suggestions. [HT:

The Battle of Fitchburg begins: Planned Parenthood getting federal stimulus money to open new shop

UDPATE, 1/30, 7:02a: On January 23 and 25 I posted the following as our Quote of the Day: Once we have a chance to meet with people and discuss how we are part of a solution, we win friends and supporters. I think it is common that people don’t want protesters and those types of […]

Country singer’s pro-life song and anti-life birth mom

Debuting on the country charts Matt Kennon’s song, The Call, is hopefully still gaining traction. In December

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by Kelli

Father Pavone poses with young family following news conference in Washington on RU-486 reversal protocol

The “reversals” also show that the ingestion of medication abortion drugs is never a sure thing when it comes to terminating a pregnancy. While anti-abortion activists tout the alleged “high complication rates” of the process, what they conveniently leave out is that the most common complication is that the patient remains pregnant, and that the protocol needs to be followed up with D&C or vacuum aspiration abortion in order to end the pregnancy….

Why is the “reversal” apparently so successful then? Primarily it is because those who are trying to continue the pregnancy are already in the midst of a failed medication abortion to start with….

“There’s no evidence of any demonstrable effect of the ‘treatment’ these anti-abortion centers are marketing,” Dr. Cheryl Chastine, a provider at South Wind Women’s Center in Wichita, Kansas, said. “The medical literature is quite clear that mifepristone on its own is only about 50 percent effective at ending a pregnancy. That means that even if these doctors were to offer a large dose of purple Skittles, they’d appear to have ‘worked’ to ‘save’ the pregnancy about half the time. Those numbers are consistent with what these people are reporting.”

Dr. Chastine isn’t alone in her assessment. Dr. Dan Grossman, vice president for research at Ibis Reproductive Health [and pro-abortion author at RH Reality Check], told Iowa Public Radio that the “treatment” was unlikely to be doing anything at all.

“[The abortion pill] binds much more tightly to the progesterone receptor, to block it than progesterone itself does…. So there really is not much evidence to indicate, I’m really not aware of anything, that by increasing the amount of progesterone you’re gonna somehow block the effect of this drug….

I think this is really outside of standard of care to just begin doing this kind of treatment, without collecting more rigorous studies about its effectiveness.”

~ Robin Marty, questioning whether attempting to save babies like Gabriel Caicedo (pictured above with his parents and Fr. Frank Pavone) is worth it, Talking Points Memo, March 2

Note: The function of mifepristone is to block progesterone receptors (which is why, in an abortion pill reversal, an extra injection of progesterone is given to counteract these effects). Mifepristone “directly causes endometrial decidual degeneration, cervical softening and dilatation, release of endogenous prostaglandins, and an increase in the sensitivity of the myometrium to the contractile effects of prostaglandins. Mifepristone-induced decidual breakdown indirectly leads to trophoblast detachment, resulting in decreased syncytiotrophoblast production of hCG, which in turn causes decreased production of progesterone by the corpus luteum (pregnancy is dependent on progesterone production by the corpus luteum through the first 9 weeks of gestation—until placental progesterone production has increased enough to take the place of corpus luteum progesterone production).”

[Photo via CatholicPhilly.com]

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