(Prolifer)ations 7-15-11

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  • Live Action tells of protests outside a Michigan theater where comedienne and Daily Show creator Lizz Winstead did a Planned Parenthood benefit. In her show, she jokes about politics, sex scandals and her own abortion. How many laugh lines do you get talking about your abortion?

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  • National Pro-Life Radio speaks of Planned Parenthood’s new favorite cash cow – and silent killer of women – the abortion drug mifepristone, or RU-486. With 14 deaths and 2,207 injuries in the United States alone, the use of this drug proves the abortion industry isn’t about helping women.
  • Women’s Rights Without Borders sounds the urgent alarm for blind forced abortion opponent Chen Guangcheng. Chen has suffered repeated beatings in house detention, along with malnutrition. WRWB and China Aid Association are calling for Chen and his family’s release.
  • Wesley J. Smith discusses his opposition to graphic abortion images because of their apparent lack of effectiveness in changing behavior. However, this is not the case when it comes to animal abuse:See an aborted fetus and we will turn our heads. See a cancerous lung on a cigarette pack and it probably won’t affect our decision to smoke or induce us to quit. But see an ill or abused animal, and for many, emotions go to a wallet-opening peak. Why are we more caring toward animals than humans?

  • Secular ProLife says “bravo” to pro-lifers in Poland who recently collected 600k signatures on a petition to “push forward a measure to prohibit all abortions” there – far more than the 100k signatures needed, and in a much shorter time period. Poland is predominately Catholic.
  • ProWomanProLife applauds a UK official who has proposed a blueprint for changing hostile attitudes many government workers, social workers, and ministers have toward adoption.
  • Reflections of a Paralytic reflects on society’s view of the disabled and the need to recognize them as people with the same desires as all human beings.
  • ProLifeBlogs spotlights some good news on Europe from HLI World Watch:Country after country is coming up with new pro-life initiatives and legislation. We have seen governments in Poland, Hungary, Russia and Lithuania embrace pro-life proposals. Croatia and Slovakia are on the edge of delivering pro-life initiatives as well. And it seems like everywhere in the former Communist countries of Europe, there is a ferment that is pushing forward different pro-life, pro-family initiatives.

    These countries have experienced the alternative and are seeing devastating results.

8 thoughts on “(Prolifer)ations 7-15-11”

  1. See an aborted fetus and we will turn our heads. See a cancerous lung on a cigarette pack and it probably won’t affect our decision to smoke or induce us to quit. But see an ill or abused animal, and for many, emotions go to a wallet-opening peak. Why are we more caring toward animals than humans?”

    Aborted fetus photos and abused animals have the exact same effect on me. Actually, meat has the same effect on my, really. But it brings up a good point. Why are all the vegetarians and pro-animal rights activists pro-choice? I swear I am the only one who isn’t. It is the opposite of common sense to care more about animals than people.

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  2. Could it be Jack, that woman can make a considered, self-aware choice whereas animals can’t?

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  3. Could it be Jack, that woman can make a considered, self-aware choice whereas animals can’t?”

    Well, yeah. If you do not believe that the fetus has a right to life equal to every other category of being.  If the fetus has rights, then it becomes a hypocritical position. I think that anti-abortion, pro-vegetarian, pro-environmentalism, and anti-violence is a lovely and consistent set of morals myself. When you turn around and accept abortion, the position is much harder to hold without inconsistency.

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  4. Life’s full of inconsistencies Jack, that’s part of what makes it so amazing.

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  5. Um. okay. I would rather hold the morals that cause the least harm to others myself, and remain ethically consistent. But whatever floats your boat.

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  6. And while former Soviet countries are going “pro-life,” their economies are not exactly stellar. Meanwhile the more “socialist” style western European countries (Germany, Scandanavia, Holland, France) that maintain access to abortion, are still doing well.

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  7. And while former Soviet countries are going “pro-life,” their economies are not exactly stellar. Meanwhile the more “socialist” style western European countries (Germany, Scandanavia, Holland, France) that maintain access to abortion, are still doing well.

    I am not sure about Holland and the Scandanavian countries, but Germany and France have elected right-wing governments in recent years in response to the devastating failures of their previous socialist policies. Are you paying attention to Europe? Greece is collapsing and Italy is following suit (I have many relatives in Italy so I know the problems they face there first hand). This is just the tip of the iceberg. Handing out generous social benefits without having a plentiful younger generation to finance it can only last so long. Socialism has been a DISASTER for Europe and the people in charge know it. Just recently German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, proposed subsidizing IVF to get more citizens to have more children. I would not be surprised that in the next 10 years we see other European countries following Poland and Russia’s lead in banning or severely restricting abortion.

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  8. In regards to the comparison of pictures on cig cartons, to pro-life signs, I hope to shed some light on why and how it can indeed be effective to use graphic photos of aborted babies!
    One, the cig carton shows something that could happen, but is neither immediate nor certain.  How many smokers do you know swear every week that “this time” they will quit?  (Myself included)?  Or the mentality that ensuing illness won’t happen til they’re old and grey?  For example, if had been proven that smokers got lung tumors after smoking just a few times, not only would cigs be illegal but people probably wouldn’t smoke them anyway.   Contrast that info to an abortion which not only kills instantly, but kills the innocent bystander – an innocent baby.  This is a much more startling concept.
    Also the graphic anti-abortion photos need to be shown by people who are polite, calm, informed, and willing to talk to anyone who has questions about the photos.  If you decided to put up a billboard on your local main highway tomorrow showing before and after photos of a twelve-week abortion victim, then it probably would do more harm than good.  Why?  Because many people, ill informed or in denial, would question the accuracy of the photos and/or gestational age; worse yet, a post-abortive mother, who has struggled in unhealthy ways with guilt, might go off the deep end and hurt herself.  Someone needs to be there to help her if need be. Finally, the common gut reflex of anger many experience will likely be misdirected towards the pro-life movement in general, again, because no one is there to help redirect those emotions.  Not that the offended people always listen, of course – but it does well to be “wise as serpents and innocent as doves” (Matt 10)!

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