by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN
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- John Smeaton of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, our newest addition to the blog roll, links to a report that China has asked New Zealand to compensate families for the deaths of Chinese students in the recent NZ quake, “because their loss was magnified under China’s one-child policy.” From The UK’s Guardian:
7 Chinese students have been identified among the 166 confirmed deaths in the quake that devastated Christchurch city on Feb. 22, and as many as 20 are still missing.
Chinese Embassy official Cheng Lei said Monday that Chinese quake victims had lost not only their only child but also a future breadwinner.
- Wesley J. Smith discusses a WSJ book review of Dale Peterson’s The Moral Lives of Animals. Peterson considers human exceptionalism to be “Darwinian narcissism.” Smith responds:
… [H]ere is a profound irony: Anti human exceptionalists insist that we are not special – even as they impose self-sacrificing obligations upon us, duties to “the other,” we alone bear. But that very understanding makes us exceptional, no matter what you want to call it. They just want the duties part to apply, without the concomitant rights.
- Andrea Mrozek at ProWomanProLife notes the mixed messages society sends when we place more value upon animal life than human life, pointing to a news report about a teen who killed a hamster and now faces a potential 2-year prison sentence.
- Real Choice outlines the details of a 1989 botched abortion leading to the death of 31-year-old Glenda Davis. An interesting note: Glenda had to be wheeled out to a staffer’s car to be transported to the hospital. If clinics met the standards of ambulatory surgical treatment centers (which includes having hallways wide enough for a gurney) might it have made the difference between life and death for Glenda?
- Priests for Life rejoices that Baby Joseph Maraachli has been transferred from Canada to a St. Louis hospital, thanks to the intervention of Fr. Pavone and countless others.
- Pro Life Wisconsin says pro-aborts are planning a “Back Up Your Birth Control Day” on March 30th for high school and college students.