Weekend question: What do you think of Time magazine's graphic cover photo?

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When I read about this, of course I thought of the graphic images pro-life activists use to show the reality of abortion. Consider our rationale to Time magazine's rationale for posting its cover photo this week:

Our cover image this week is powerful, shocking and disturbing. It is a portrait of Aisha, a shy 18-year-old Afghan woman who was sentenced by a Taliban commander to have her nose and ears cut off for fleeing her abusive in-laws. Aisha posed for the picture and says she wants the world to see the effect a Taliban resurgence would have on the women of Afghanistan...

I thought long and hard about whether to put this image on the cover of Time....

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(Prolifer)ations 7-30-10

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by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN

  • Culture Campaign heralds NJ 's Gov. Chris Christie's veto of a bill that would have given a $7.5M grant for family planning to Planned Parenthood....
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    Pro-abort prank call to police results in pro-life picket at Planned Parenthood

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    Bryan Kemper of Stand True Ministries called me this morning with a great story, which he also blogged....

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    NARAL spent only 6.7% of the $10 million it promised during 2008 election cycle

    The Politico article I posted on earlier today included some interesting financials on NARAL:

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    Abortion rights groups have long lamented the challenge of conveying a sense of urgency to their supporters when their policy positions align with those of the ruling party. Shortly after Roe v. Wade... NARAL saw donations drop "'drastically' because supporters thought the battle was over," sociologist Suzanne Staggenborg writes....

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    Jivin J's Life Links 7-30-10

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  • How much does Planned Parenthood love Barbara Boxer? Enough to spend a cool million to help her keep her job. If Boxer loses, who else will get up and make such a fool of themselves defending partial-birth abortion?

  • CO pro-lifers are protesting a Catholic hospital where an OB/GYN who also performs abortions at Planned Parenthood is on staff...
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    Lunch Break: Hoops and YoYo - Pour us a cup of coffee

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    [HT: Mike S.]

    Politico: Pro-lifers "bullish," pro-aborts "skittish"

    There's a good Politico piece this morning entitled, "Abortion groups caught off guard." For starters I was happy Politico omitted "rights" after "Abortion," a word that gives pro-aborts a psychological edge.

    Multiple topics were covered in the article, so I'm going to write 2 or 3 separate posts. The following excerpts focus on the deflated pro-abort movement:

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    Anti-abortion groups leapt into action last month when the National Right to Life Committee warned that elective abortions would be covered under a PA insurance program created by the health care reform law....

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    Sunday funnies 7-25-10

    Political cartoonist Michael Ramirez was on a roll this week. Here were his contributions to Townhall.com, all great...

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    Weekend question: Are pro-lifers going to adopt all the unwanted babies?

    Read the following email chain...

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    So what is the pro-life answer to the question, "Why don't you people put up or shut up - pay for the care of pregnant mothers in crisis and adopt the unwanted or "defective" babies?"

    (Prolifer)ations 7-23-10

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    by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN

  • Live Action questions the lack of current yearly report from Planned Parenthood. The last one published was in 2007.

  • Pro Life Blogs posts good news from MI: abortions there declined by 13.9% in 2009....
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    National Right to Life vs. Democrats for Life

    As Jivin J indicated in his post today, FactCheck.org yesterday agreed with the National Right to Life Committee that PA's federally funded high risk insurance pool would have covered all abortions except "those 'sought solely because of the sex of the unborn child'" had not NRLC sounded the alarm.

    NRLC and other pro-life groups maintain this loophole is one of many yet to be discovered in the new 2k page healthcare law, despite Obama and pro-life Democrats' assurances that the combination of the Nelson Amendment and Obama's executive order ban federally funded abortions from Obamacare unless for rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother.

    On July 17 Charles Krauthammer, a pro-abort I might add, said on Fox the PA controversy was evidence "Stupak was taken. He couldn't stand the heat on this...."

    But on July 18 Democrats for Life of America issued a fundraising appeal, making harsh accusations against NRLC in the process. Click to enlarge...

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    Jivin J's Life Links 7-23-10

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  • FactCheck.org notes that pro-life groups had good reason to be concerned with abortion being covered in high risk pools:
  • We can see what caused abortion opponents to be concerned. An official solicitation issued by the PA Insurance Department specified that abortions "will" be covered if they are legal under PA law. And according to news reports, a similar document in NM listed "elective" abortions under "covered services.",,,

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    Lunch Break: Yotaro - the Japanese robot baby

    To give us a break from the daily grind...

    "It giggles and wiggles its feet when you shake its rattle but will get cranky and cry from too much tickling. Meet Yotaro, a Japanese robot programmed to be as fickle as a real baby. The cuddly baby-bot looks unearthly with a pair of luminous blue eyes and oversized cheeks, but engineering students are hoping it will teach young people the pleasures of parenting as Japan faces a demographic crisis.

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    I love boys who cheer killing their babies

    NARAL is tweeting from the liberal Netroots Nation 2010 Convention. This morning I had a little fun with them. For those who don't know Twitter, "RT" means "retweet," or reposting someone else's tweet. After the "//" I added my own message. Adding the #nn10 ensured everyone following tweets from the convention read mine....

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    This afternoon NARAL posted this photo and caption...

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    JournoList misogynists: Better for Obama had Palin aborted

    Haven't heard of the liberal JournoList scandal? Here's a little backdrop, from Wiki:

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    JournoList was a private Google Groups forum for discussing politics and the news media with 400 journalists.... Ezra Klein [pictured right], an American blogger for the Washington Post and a columnist for Newsweek, created the online forum in February 2007 and shut it down in June 2010. He controlled the forum's membership and limited it to "several hundred left-leaning bloggers, political reporters, magazine writers, policy wonks and academics." Posts within JournoList were intended only be made and read by its members....

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    Lunch Break: Planned Parenthood supports soccer

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    Let's just say their goals are not the same as Planned Parenthood's
    goals. heh

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    [HT: Chris Arsenault]

    Our surprising journalistic power

    I mentioned this verse a couple weeks ago in the Sunday quote, but in case you missed it:

    Thank the LORD, my rock, who trained my hands to fight
    and my fingers to do battle. ~Psalm 144:1


    victory fingers.jpgI love that Scripture, 1st because it demonstrates the timelessness of the Bible. David was thinking of physical hand-to-hand combat when he wrote that verse, at a time when, of course, there was no concept of typing and the Internet and blogging. Yet it applies to what we online pro-life fighters do today.

    The verse is also a reminder that we're gifted and impassioned by God to do what we do. And it is also a comfort that we will be the ultimate victors.

    But on a day-to-day basis I sometimes don't feel like a victor. The pro-life battle appears so uphill, with money, political power, and MSM all against us....

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    Most misguided people on the planet: Pro-abort youth

    max 2.jpg16-yr-old Max Kamin-Cross appears to have a lot on the ball.

    The Rochester, NY, teen writes about himself, "I am an avid rock climber and race for my school's alpine ski team. I also shoot on a Junior Olympic Archery competition team and participate in Model United Nations, while taking several AP classes."

    But for such a smart kid, Kamin-Cross is sure headed in a foolish direction, because Kamin-Cross is a budding pro-abort....

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    Jivin J's Life Links 7-21-10

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  • Constantly troubled abortionist and abortion clinic owner Stephen Brigham is in more trouble - this time for employing unlicensed nurses and failing to pay his taxes. The state of PA has ordered abortions to be halted at all the abortion clinics he owns there. He also owes the IRS nearly a quarter of a million dollars for failing to pay income taxes from 2002-2006....
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    Lunch Break: Swagger wagon

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    [HT: Joe K.]

    New Stanek WND.com column, "Obama toadies vs. abortion freeloaders"

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    Obama sycophant SodaHead's July 15 blog post headline blared, "Latest Right-Wing Lie Blows Up In Their Faces: NO FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ELECTIVE ABORTION."

    SodaHead was attempting to beat back conservatives who were in an uproar over National Right to Life's finding that federal funding for PA's health insurance high-risk pool includes abortion coverage....

    Likewise, another of Obama's online guardians, Media Matters, quickly hurled a 1,700-word tome into the blogosphere with such cocky subtitles as (emphasis mine), "[Glenn] Beck repeats discredited claim that Obama admin has OK'd federal funding for elective abortions"....

    The only problem is the abortion industry agrees with (all) pro-lifers (other than Democrats) that Obama's executive order didn't apply to high-risk pools and were furious when in the wake of NRLC's discovery a busted White House quickly directed DHHS to write rules ensuring that federal funds indeed would not go toward abortion in state high-risk pools....

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    (Prolifer)ations 7-20-10

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    by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN

  • Coming Home helps us understand how we arrived at our current point in history regarding euthanasia...
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    Jivin J's Life Links 7-20-10

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  • There are pro-choicers who are mad about the Obama administration's decision on high risk insurance and then there's Rebecca Sive at RH Reality Check. She's really mad.

  • A NC minister named Ronnie Wallace was recently arrested for preaching on a ladder outside an abortion clinic...
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    Mother pregnant with 2 babies, not twins

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    According to AOLNews.com, July 17:

    A UT woman is pregnant with 2 babies, but they're not twins....

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    California sperm bank offers celebrity look-a-likes

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    No, we're not headed for a world of designer babies. Nah. We're already there. From the Washington Times, July 19:

    Want your baby to resemble your favorite celebrity? A Los Angeles sperm bank is already one step ahead....

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    New video: Planned Parenthood lies about fetal development, abortion risks

    Interesting that the other side persistently fights state laws forcing them to give correct information about fetal development and the risks of abortion.

    It's no wonder.

    Today LiveAction.org released the 3rd video in its Rosa Acuna Project series, which "document[s] Planned Parenthood's use of unscientific and fabricated medical information to convince women to have abortions."

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    In this video, taped September 11, 2009, at the now-closed Indianapolis Planned Parenthood located at 8847 Commerce Park Place, the "counselor" farcically states a baby's heart doesn't begin beating until "the 8th or 9th week," when it actually does on Day 22 or 23 - i.e., at 3 weeks for all those PP counselors who can't count....

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    Lunch Break: Savannah's calm call to 911

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    Lilith Fair in full meltdown mode: Liberal feminists in crisis

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    Well, wow. When last we left Lilith Fair, its pro-abort organizers couldn't explain to fomenting pro-abort supporters how several pregnancy care centers had landed on their voting roster for charities to support with ticket sales - and nixed them.

    sarah mclachlan npr.jpgDespite attempts like that to please liberal feminist supporters, Lilith Fair is now in full meltdown mode, with Sarah McLachlan (pictured right at the July 15 Bonner Springs, KS, show) forced to cancel 13 of the 36 dates according to NPR... and counting....

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    40 Days for Life Fall preview

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    I think David Bereit and Shawn Carney have some of the best pro-life stuff going on with their 40 Days for Life ministry.

    40 Days has just released a great promo video for its Fall campaign, which will run September 22 through (fittingly) October 31. Applications will be accepted July 21-31...

    Conceived only 6 years ago in 2004, 40 Days went national and international in 2007. Since then 40 Days has spread to 307 cities in all 50 states, 6 Canadian providences, 3 Australian states, Denmark, and Northern Ireland....

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    Hottest new baby names for 2010

    I won't tell you the baby names I grew sick of as a labor and delivery nurse, since your child's moniker may be one of them... :)

    But I was excited to read on the Parent Dish that the "Hottest Baby Names of 2010," according to BabyNameWizard.com, are none of the above. Many are unusual but good.

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    1. Tenley
    2. Harper
    3. Everleigh
    4. Martina
    5. Sookie
    6. Navi
    7. Charlotte
    8. Eloise
    9. Lorelai
    10. Ursula
    11. Briella
    12. Kinley
    13. Tinsley
    14. Mhairi
    15. Leighton
    16. Maelle
    17. Ever
    18. Kinsley
    19. Lux
    20. Everly

    [Photo above, via NameCandy.com, is of Adam Sandler and 4yo daughter Sadie Madison. 2yo sister's name is Sunny Madeline.]

    Fastest-rising boy's names...

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    Jivin J's Life Links 7-19-10

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  • A TX bus driver is suing his employer after he was fired for refusing to pick up a woman and take her to Planned Parenthood.

  • At First Things, Mary Rose Somarriba dissects Emily Bazelon's "The New Abortion Providers" article and discusses how abortion will always be in the back alley of public life:
  • ... In order to see things working out their way, they have to imagine the world different than it is....

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    Lunch Break: Archie Bunker on Democrats

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    Please be advised of 2 swear words - around 0:19 and 1:59.

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    [HT: yor bro ken]

    Sunday funnies 7-18-10

    Following are my top 5 favorite political cartoons for the week. We begin with one on our issue by Michael Ramirez at Townhall.com, satirizing President Obama's recess appointment of Donald Berwick to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. A one-man death panel, Berwick stated last year, "The decision is not whether or not we will ration care. The decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open."...

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    by Mike Lester at Townhall.com...

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    Weekend question: Why is EMILY's List avoiding the topic of abortion in its ads?

    weekend question.jpgWe're all used to pro-aborts avoiding the A-word by using the code word "choice."

    But here's a new one.

    EMILY's List, "a community of progressive Americans dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women to every level of office," according to its website, has begun running an ad against pro-lifer Cory Gardner, who is running for Congress in CO-4 - and it totally avoids the topic of abortion altogether.

    In fact, you would think the ad is pro-family if you weren't cynical enough to know its attack points are total spin...

    This is the most disingenuous political ad possible. A group whose sole focus is clearing the way to abort children is feigning concern about education funding, children with autism, and deadbeat dads?

    Why do you think EMILY's List is hiding its true agenda?

    [HT: Leslie Hanks of The Passionate Pro-Lifer]

    Pro-life Democrats: Stir over abortion funding in high risk pools much ado about nothing

    stop taxpayer funded abortions.JPGI've been writing today (here and here) about the controversy surrounding the discovery that MD, NM, and PA had planned to use federal funds received for their Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plans via Obamacare for abortions until National Right to Life exposed them.

    According to ABC News, a spokesperson for the PA Insurance Dept. said the abortion funding language in its PCIP "was just 'a placeholder' and that 'the bottom line is we will abide by all federal regulations....'"

    Sure.

    Kristen Day, head of Democrats for Life, forwarded me her group's statement, adding, "People may not like my response but here it is"...

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    (Prolifer)ations 7-16-10

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    by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN

  • Big Blue Wave posts an excerpt from The Abortioneers mocking those women who stress over what "god" thinks of their abortions. They muse that if there were a "god," he would not care about any one woman's abortion but would instead be focused on global warming, genocide and civil wars....
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    Maryland revealed as third state that had planned to use Obamacare funds for abortions

    I wrote earlier today that, much to the dismay of pro-aborts, Pennsylvania and New Mexico are being forced to revise their Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plans to scratch federal funding of abortions via Obamacare after the National Right to Life Committee blew the whistle.

    mhip.jpgNow add Maryland. Credit for the following information goes to Doug Johnson of NRLC.

    In a July 7 press release, MD Gov. Martin O'Malley announced that a state government entity, the MD Health Insurance Plan, would administer the new federal PCIP program in MD....

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    Lunch Break: Carrie Underwood - How Great Thou Art

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    Caught! Obama administration backpedals on abortion in PA healthcare plan; pro-aborts furious

    abortion is not healthcare.jpgOn July 13 the pro-life world went ballistic after the National Right to Life Committee revealed that the Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan DHHS had approved for PA included federal funding for abortion.

    Backing up, per Obamacare, every state must either create its own PCIP, aka "high risk pool," or implement the federal PCIP, to provide temporary health insurance people who do not presently qualify for individual health insurance due to a preexisting condition....

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    Did Sen. Jeff Sessions just call Elena Kagan a liar?

    UPDATE, 9:30p: The strategy of the White House from the beginning has been to portend Elena Kagan's confirmation to the US Supreme Court as a done deal, and perhaps it was - until her slimy Senate Judiciary Committee testimony about the part she played re: the partial birth abortion ban.

    jeff sessions photo.jpgYesterday in DC the chatter was that Kagan's confirmation to the US Supreme Court can still be stopped. She may have committed perjury.

    This afternoon Senator Jeff Sessions, who had to cancel a press conference earlier in the day about all this, issued a statement about AUL's report wherein he came as close as genteel Senate speak allows to calling Kagan a liar...

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    Site maintenance planned update

    announcing.gifUPDATE, 7/15, 7:58p: A recurring theme of my nightmares since childhood has been to go slow motion in an emergency - unable to dial 911 correctly; unable to walk across the street, only crawl; etc.

    The last 2 weeks my life on this blog have been my living nightmare. If the site hasn't been running properly, my computer has been malfunctioning. The site keeps slowing or shutting down as our web designer tries to move the archives to the new software site.

    Meanwhile McAfee found 74 infections on my computer Monday (after spending 4 hours with me on the phone) and several more hidden infections today (ditto on the time).

    All I can say is I'm really sorry. I so appreciate your patience and hope the improvements planned will make all this aggravation worthwhile....

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    Jivin J's Life Links 7-15-10

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  • The New York Times has a long article by Emily Bazelon on abortion providers and efforts to make abortion more mainstream in the medical community. Efforts to provide medical schools with seed money for abortion training are being funded by Warren Buffett:
  • ... [M]ost of the foundation's spending goes to abortion and contraception advocacy and research. According to Access Philanthropy... family planning is one of the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation's main purposes....

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    Lunch Break: Man smuggles songbirds in pants

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    Jivin J's Life Links 7-14-10

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  • U.S. District Judge Laurie Smith Camp will issue a ruling today on NE's abortion screening law. Another story about the case has this quote from Jill June, President of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland:
  • There was no evidence whatsoever that there's any inadequacy in the existing informed consent law. As a matter of fact, I think it's widely understood that NE has a very sound informed consent law in place protecting the citizens....

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    Obamacare to fund abortions in Pennsylvania; heat on Dahlkemper

    eric cantor photo.jpgUPDATE, 7/15, 11:25a: The House Republican's #2, Eric Cantor, also issued a statement yesterday condemning Obamacare's inclusion of abortion funding in the PA "high risk" plan:

    In the months leading up to Democrat passage of ObamaCare, we fought hard to ensure that no federal funding would be used to subsidize elective abortion. Unfortunately, in the last days of this fight, a group of so-called "pro-life" Democrats who had previously withheld their support from the bill in the name of life accepted an offer from the White House, which pretended to bar funding of abortion under the new structure....

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    New Zealand may completely decriminalize abortion

    by former intern Andy Moore, author of the blog, Star Studded Superstep

    steve-chadwick.jpgOn June 17 pro-life groups in New Zealand were taking heart following the release of the official 2009 abortion statistics. In 2009, 17,550 abortions were committed as opposed to 18,380 in 2008.

    830 fewer abortions were seen as a reflection on the recent Gallup polling in the United States showing that for the first time since '95, more Americans considered themselves pro-life than pro-choice.

    But only 3 weeks later, feminist liberal, Labour MP Stephanie "Steve" Chadwick (pictured right) alerted the media to a bill she had drafted and hoped to introduce to Parliament....

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    Good for them: Bristol and Levi engaged

    us bristol levi.pngI had wondered why Levi publicly apologized for speaking poorly (and inaccurately) of the Palins. Now I get it. He has obviously matured and is trying to take responsibility. Good for them.

    Generally speaking, intact families are always best for children. I'm glad these 2 are overcoming pretty big obstacles. I do think it they should have discussed their plans with her parents before going public, but oh well. Anyway, from Us magazine, today

    Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston reveal exclusively in the new Us Weekly that they are getting married....

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    New Stanek WND.com column, "Jimmy Kimmel crew tries to fry pro-lifer"

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    Abortion isn't very funny, as comedian Jimmy Kimmel is learning the hard way.

    On June 25 the youth pro-life activist group Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust was holding a Face the Truth event in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, as was their First Amendment right....

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    (Prolifer)ations 7-13-10

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    by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN

  • Catherine Palmer at Ethika Politika discusses the coming new role for doctors as "physician-euthanizer" and "healer-destroyer" and points out the dichotomy...
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    Lunch Break: How to open a wine bottle with a shoe

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    The French make it look easy...

    Others have a more difficult time but eventually get 'er done...

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    Video of Jimmy Kimmel's rent-a-cops posing as active duty cops

    Read backstories here, here, and here.

    In my last post I said Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust would soon upload video of retired and off-duty rent-a-cops posing as on-duty cops at the Jimmy Kimmel stunt shoot, when cameramen turned their spotlights on a teen pro-life protester. Following are a couple.

    In this 1st video Troy Newman of Operation Rescue realizes the pretense and calls the posers on it. They sheepishly do not deny Newman's claim....

    In this next video Jeff White, founder of the Survivors, asks one of the film crew cops point blank several times, "Are you LAPD?" He attempts to deflect White's questioning before wilting away as the same younger rent-a-cop as in the 1st video steps in....

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    Founder of HERO's Whole Life America calls Democrats for Life's Whole-Life Heroes PAC a counterfeit

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    Jason Jones (pictured above left), founder of IAmWholeLife.com, wrote an op ed on Catholic Exchange today calling out Democrats for Life for "borrowing" his organization's name for its new PAC, Whole Life Heroes.

    I asked Kristen Day, president of Dems for Life, about the close proximity, and here was her response...

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    Jivin J's Life Links 7-12-10

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  • Abortion advocate Joyce Arthur attempted to respond to Andrea Mrozek and Rebecca Walberg's piece about the incredible amount of guesswork and estimations involved in worldwide illegal abortion statistics. Here's a portion of Mrozek's and Walberg's counter-response to Arthur:
  • Citing surveys of schoolchildren about whether they know someone who's had post-abortion complications, as Ms. Arthur did in her piece, is baffling. We feel sure that a sizable number of Canadian schoolchildren might claim to know a friend of a cousin whose stomach exploded after combining Coke and Pop Rocks. Shall we launch a worldwide campaign against junk food on the strength of those numbers?...

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    Lunch Break: Baby laughing at dog

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    [HT: Bridget N.]

    Sunday funnies 7-11-10

    Only this cute political cartoon by Chan Lowe at GoComics.com touched on our issue last week....

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    Here were my other 4 favorites....

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    Pro-life blogging tips

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    I just finished speaking on the Ending Abortion webcast event and said I would post my 10 quick tips on pro-life blogging, so here they are. Also, if you have any tips, please add them as comments....

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    Weekend question: Does "absurdity as activism" help or hurt in the abortion debate?

    fetus cookies 4.jpgA chagrined but valiant Rachel Joy Larris (aka NewsCat_in_DC) attempted yesterday to defend her fetus cookies on the Abortion Gang blog in the post, "Fetus cookies, or absurdity as activism."

    Larris claimed 1 goal accomplished was "driv[ing] the anti-choice side a bit crazy," namely moi. Well, no, we were simply disgusted, which Larris's fellow pro-aborts frankly explained to her deluded self:

    It also may crossed a line of good taste, even for ardent pro-choice activists....

    Afterwards some of my pro-choice friends who aren't activists, chided me for the prank. They said I was adding fuel to the antis' fire and making the pro-choice side look bad....

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    Ending Abortion webcast event tomorrow today!

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    JillStanek.com is joining forces with 30+ national pro-life organizations for a major online event this weekend: EndingAbortion.com.

    Tomorrow Today, July 10, you are invited to be part of "Ending Abortion," a huge, day-long, webcast mega-conference uniting the pro-life movement to...

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    Breaking: Pro-lifers to sue Jimmy Kimmel

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    Read backstories here and here.

    My July 2 post ended with:

    I asked whether there was going to be a lawsuit for the June 25 attempt to light-fry Ryan Bueler and was told he hadn't decided whether or not to file. I hope he does. Stay tuned.

    Today I heard word that Bueler and perhaps one other are indeed planning to sue...

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    (Prolifer)ations 7-9-10

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    by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN

  • Real Choice reports the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against Planned Parenthood in a fraud case in CA....
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    Jivin J's Life Links 7-9-10

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  • Wesley Smith on a case where an Australian woman is traveling to Thailand for a sex-selection IVF procedure to ensure she has a girl:
  • Increasingly, IVF is not about treating infertility, but about reducing reproduction to a crass consumer activity akin to choosing a breed of dog or model of flat screen television. This is objectification pure and simple. When we believe we are entitled not just to a child but to the kind of child we want, it strikes a body blow against unconditional love - because by definition, it isn't.
    ...

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    Lunch Break: (A more real) love story

    To give us a break from the daily grind...

    A cute twist on the song Love Story by Taylor Swift. Christian comedian Anita Renfroe dedicates this parody to any couple who has ever had preschoolers....

    Email LauraLoo with your Lunch Break suggestions.

    Sarah Palin's new ad a direct mama grizzly attack against pro-abort feminists

    Sarah Palin PAC's 1st political ad, entitled "Mama Grizzlies," speaks directly to mothers, wooing their maternal instinct, a nature and focus group pro-abort feminists understandably find impossible to attract.

    Furthermore, the ad has strong pro-life undertones, Palin's overdubbed verbiage having been lifted from a speech she gave at the Susan B. Anthony List's Celebration of Life event in May.

    Palin is singlehandedly forcing the pro-life issue to the forefront of the 2010 election season. I've heard the Republican establishment is wavering on whether to spotlight the marked differences between the 2 parties and various candidates on abortion. More on that later. Even if it doesn't, Palin will.

    Palin's idea to brand and target the pro-life feminist, heretofore untapped by politicos, is a stroke of genius. It is also an ideological game changer. According to Politico, July 8...

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    Mother unsuccessfully tries to flush newborn down airplane toilet

    airplane toilet signage.jpgWhat a horrible story. Another news source reported the baby is a boy. From Monsters & Critics, July 8:

    New Delhi - A 22-year-old Indian woman was arrested after allegedly giving birth and abandoning her baby in an airplane toilet....

    The crew of the Turkmenistan Airlines plane found the baby boy in the toilet during a routine check after landing in Amritsar in northern India....

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    Lunch Break: Christopher Coleman - pronounced dead at birth

    To give us a break from the daily grind...

    Read backstory on page 2...

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    Democrats for Life launches PAC to support Democrats other pro-life groups are opposing

    UPDATE, 7/8, 7:38a: The Weekly Standard has a related article in its July 5-12 issue entitled, "Endangered Species: Do pro-life Democrats have a future?"

    d4l healthcare support.png7/7, 4:20p: All pro-life groups agreed that the healthcare bill ratified in March allowed public funded abortions - except one, Democrats for Life, which praised its passage....

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    Jivin J's Life Links 7-7-10

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  • Pro-choice blogger Jessica Valenti calls her unborn child "a baby" during a post about how some people can do annoying things (like touching bellies without permission) to pregnant women:
  • I am an interesting person outside of carrying this baby - I promise!

  • LA Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed pro-life legislation...
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    Lunch Break: Twiggy, the water skiing squirrel

    To give us a break from the daily grind:

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    [HT: Angela S.]

    Thanks, Obama: Justice Kennedy's replacement to loom large in 2012 presidential election

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    I don't recall another Supreme Court justice announcing that the timing of her or his retirement hinged on who was president, even though we all know this is the undercurrent, barring mitigating circumstances.

    But Justice Anthony Kennedy has said it out loud, telling his inner circle he doesn't want President Barack Obama to be The One....

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    (Prolifer)ations 7-6-10

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    by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN

  • Sarah Flashing at Women of Faith in Culture asks the question, "Is IVF a sin?" and points out the trouble with the Christian sentiment which states, "if you have prayed about it and strongly feel it is the right thing to do, then go for it."...
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    Jivin J's Life Links 7-6-10

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  • The New York Daily News reports Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy doesn't plan on retiring until after 2012.

  • Slate's William Saletan believes the biggest lesson from the Kagan/partial-birth abortion controversy is that the courts should stop treating position papers from medical organizations as if they are somehow less politicized than papers from other organizations....
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    Employee fired for preborn baby's "negative energy"

    OnPointNews.com reported July 1:

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    A NE home builder that encourages employees to follow New Age philosophies has been sued by a former employee who says the CEO of HearthStone Homes fired her because her fetus brought "negative energy" into the workplace.

    Jammie Harms' case takes employment discrimination law in a novel direction by alleging her boss's "negative religious response" to her pregnancy created a hostile work environment. HearthStone CEO John J. Smith allegedly fired her as his executive assistant in June 2009 - 3 months after she told him she was pregnant....

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    Lunch Break: The comedy of Mrs. Hughes

    To give us a break from the daily grind, a (tad risque) grandma comedienne...

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    [HT: Mary Lynn]

    Weekend question: Why the lack of local pro-abortion groups?

    weekend question.jpgEarlier this week at Yahoo! Answers Diana asked, "How would I begin a local pro-choice 'campaign'?"

    Diana lamented, "Unfortunately, the majority of people in [my] area tend to default to 'pro-life,' thanks to some loud anti-choicers."

    That got me thinking. While one could find a local pro-life group in every nook and cranny of the country, one would have a difficult time locating an equivalent pro-abortion group.

    Why is that?

    Pro-life activists disrupt Kimmel show taping

    Read backstory here. Huffington Post and FishbowlLA have also now picked up on this.

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    I ended my post yesterday with the Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust staging a protest in front of comedian Jimmy Kimmel's studio on Hollywood Blvd in LA. I should mention the Survivors have been holding their annual pro-life boot camp since June 21 (ended today), so these protests have all numbered nearly 100 kids....

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    (Prolifer)ations 7-2-10

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    by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN

  • Albert Mohler reviews a chilling UK Times article in which author Antonia Senior admits preborn life is human life, but goes on state that one must be willing to take human life for the cause of feminism....
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    ACLU demands Catholic hospitals commit "emergency" abortions

    Thumbnail image for aclu logo 666.pngYesterday the ACLU issued a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services asking it to investigate religious hospitals that refuse to provide emergency "reproductive health care." CMS is a branch of the Dept. of Health and Human Services, which is directed by pro-abort Kathleen Sebelius....

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    Jivin J's Life Links 7-2-10

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  • Induced pluripotent stem cells have been created from frozen blood samples.
  • Planned Parenthood affiliates in NJ could suffer a huge blow if Governor Christie (pictured below left) vetoes a family planning provision:
  • Clinics in Englewood, Hackensack, Garfield, Paterson, Passaic and Pompton Lakes will be affected if the cuts are implemented.

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    Lunch Break: Smoking baby

    To give us a break from the daily grind...

    From WFRV, July 1, just awful...

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    Comedian makes Courtney Love abortion jokes

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    This week comedian Ragan Fox ventured into the abortion-for-laughs arena.

    Fox is a "gay poet and performance artist," according to Wikipedia, most well known for his Sirius Radio podcast, Fox and the City. CBS announced on June 30 that Fox will soon do a stint on its reality show, Big Brother 12.

    WiredUpdate.com described Fox's most recent podcast (Warning: PG-13):

    Today we are going to highlight even more disturbing "jokes" that Ragan has written and performed within the same podcast....

    Ragan begins by saying he adores singer/songwriter Courtney Love and he's excited for the release of her new album. He then takes the conversation to a dark place while joking about abortions and battered women.

    In the clip Ragan says he can imagine Courtney performing an "inappropriate song about feminism" that involves performing a live abortion on stage....

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    Randall Terry serenades Elena Kagan

    This from Christina Bellantoni at TalkingPointsMemo yesterday:

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    The lone protester from Elena Kagan's confirmation hearings was back at it this morning, tormenting Hill staffers on their way to Senate office buildings with a mock "serenade" to Kagan.

    Randall Terry, dressed as he often is in a "death" robe, sang a rendition of Only You, to Kagan through a bullhorn. Presumably this was to suggest that she's death's favorite person since she's pro-choice. Or something.

    Terry's frequent antics on Capitol Hill have been well documented. He told TPM's Evan McMorris-Santoro that other protesters are wimpy for not showing up to the confirmation hearings....

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    Pro-life group calls for investigation of Kagan for descrepancies in testimony while MSM ignores

    Human Events reported this morning:

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    It must have taken a Herculean effort for editors and reporters to ignore the most genuinely newsworthy development yesterday: Evidence that, as a White House staffer in 1996, [U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena] Kagan lobbied two medical associations to produce "scientific" support for the Clinton administration's position on partial-birth abortion....

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    Pro-life activists vs. Jimmy Kimmel thugs

    7/2, 4:23p: Read Part II here.

    7/1, 11:11p: The Survivors forwarded photos of their protest this afternoon, of "youth holding their ground and practicing their right to free speech where the arrest took place just days before." Click all photos to enlarge...

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    7/1, 1:46p: The youth pro-life activist group Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust is picketing comedian Jimmy Kimmel's Los Angeles home as I type (read to end) and will be picketing his studio on Hollywood Blvd later today.

    The group is demanding an apology, and here's why....

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    Jivin J's Life Links 7-1-10

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  • The UK's Sun has a piece on a mother who decide to keep her child after her RU-486 abortion failed:
  • "I thought being sick was a side-effect to the pills," she recalls, "but they gave me a scan.

    "And there on the screen, the doctors could see the baby, with his heart still beating strongly. In fact, I had morning sickness. For some reason, the pills hadn't worked....

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    Lunch Break: Breakfast at Ginger's

    To give us a break from the daily grind...

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    [HT: Jessi B.]

    Pro-abort bakes bloody fetus cookies

    Imagine had Michael Vick been discovered not only to be into dog torture but braggadociously into baking cookies of mutilated dogs. We'd say he had an extra dose of sick in him.

    No doubt pro-abort Rachel Joy Larris will clap her hands in glee by the attention I'm giving the bloody fetus cookies she cleverly baked and decorated. Rachel won't get it because she has an extra dose of sick in her.

    Rachel posted these photos and captions on twitpic yesterday (click to enlarge):

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