Entries for July, 2011

Stanek Sunday funnies 7-31-11

Here are my top five political cartoon picks for the week… By TobyToons at RedState.com [HT: Carder]… Like Toby was saying, by liberal Tony Auth at GoComics.com…

Stanek Sunday quote: “Though I am not what I ought to be, I am not what I once was; a slave to sin and Satan”

Because our weekend question focuses on post-abortive mothers, I thought this quote from the book, The God Who is There: Finding Your Place in God’s Story, by D. A. Carson, would be helpful… We still await the final transformation that lies ahead of us. But we look back and see that we are not what […]

New Stanek poll: Do you think abortion is a state issue or federal issue?

I have a new poll question up: Texas Gov. and GOP pro-life presidential candidate Rick Perry said this week he thought the 10th Amendment mandated that the legality of abortion be decided at the state level. Do you agree, or do you think it should be decided in the federal courts and/or with a constitutional […]

Stanek weekend question: Are aborting mothers victims?

Former Planned Parenthood clinic manager and post-abortive mother Abby Johnson wrote at LifeNews.com this week: Some of you may think the abortionists hold more guilt than the mother. I would disagree. I do not believe women are “victims” to abortion. I have had two abortions. I was not a victim. I was a perpetrator. My […]

Planned Parenthood holds fundraiser at gay nightclub

LOL, isn’t this the wrong neighborhood to be protesting in? I mean, it’s not like we have a huge pregnancy rate amongst the GLBT population. ~ Isaiah Walter on Facebook, as quoted by San Diego Gay & Lesbian News on July 29, commenting on a pro-life protest of  a Cocktails for Choice fundraiser held by […]

Facebook adds “I’m expecting” option

Daily Mail reports today:

(Prolifer)ations 7-29-11

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN and Kelli We welcome your suggestions for additions to our Top Blogs (see tab on right side of home page)! Email Susie@jillstanek.com. The Passionate ProLifer shares testimony from sidewalk counselor Jo Scott on her candid interaction with Orlando Women’s Center abortionist Randall Whitney at an […]

Jivin J’s Life Links 7-29-11

by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat The North Carolina Senate overturned Gov. Beverly Perdue’s veto of the state’s informed consent legislation. It will go in effect in 90 days. Overheard: David Daleiden at the Live Action blog discusses the medical license suspension of a top Planned Parenthood abortionist: Think about it. The highest-paid, star […]

Lunch Break: An eagle named Freedom

by LauraLoo Jeff Guidry tells his story of rehabilitating an eagle named Freedom back to health—and how that amazing eagle later inspired the author to triumph over cancer.

Busy week!

It has been Vacation Bible School week at my church, meaning we’ve had 4 of our 6-1/2 grandsons visiting the past several days! This should explain my absence without my having to say another word! Wow, I don’t know how I raised 3 kids of my own and got anything other than caring for them […]

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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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