Entries for August, 2011

Jivin J’s Life Links 8-24-11

by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat Rick Perry has signed the Susan B. Anthony List’s presidential pro-life pledge: “I not only pledge to protect unborn life, but have a record of doing so in Texas,” Perry said in a statement. “I have signed legislation requiring parental consent for a minor to obtain an abortion, […]

Lunch Break: Tony Bennett interview and release of “Duets II”

by LauraLoo Musical performers don’t get much better than the classy and legendary Tony Bennett. Recently turning 85 years young, Tony gave an excellent 15-minute interview on the Roe & Roeper Show on WLS. Tony also discussed his upcoming Duets II CD which will be released next month but is already #15 on the charts (pre-sale).  Tony collaborated with many younger and newer […]

Rocker Rod Stewart is a grandpa

My joy is indescribable. ~ Rocker Rod Stewart on the birth of his first grandchild to daughter Kimberly Stewart and her ex-boyfriend, actor Benicio del Toro, via People, August 22

(Prolifer)ations 8-23-11

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. Right to Life of Michigan highlights the Department of Justice’s charges against a 79-year-old sidewalk counselor in Washington, D.C. for offering life-affirming alternatives […]

Joe Biden’s macabre support of China’s forced abortion/sterilization one-child policy

Vice President Joe Biden is known for his foolish gaffes and inappropriate statements – not positive attributes, particularly in a politician. But what Biden said in China on August 20 was beyond foolish and inappropriate. It was macabre, it was sick… I never thought anyone could match Barack Obama’s penchant for abortion. As you know, […]

Jivin J’s Life Links 8-23-11

by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat A NPR blog has statistics on the percentage of OB/GYNs who provide abortions: 97% of OB-GYNs have encountered patients wanting an abortion, but only 14% of the doctors perform them, according to a study published today in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology. That finding suggests a smaller percentage […]

Lunch Break: WWYD? Dog left in hot car

by LauraLoo A follow-up to the “fake baby” left in a hot car.  Now it’s a real dog left in what appears to be a seriously underventilated hot car.  ABC’s John Quiñones asks the question,“What Would You Do?” Email LauraLoo with your Lunch Break suggestions.

Biden to China: “Not second-guessing” one-child policy, it’s just “not sustainable”

Your policy has been one which I fully understand – I’m not second-guessing – of one child per family. The result being that you’re in a position where one wage earner will be taking care of four retired people. Not sustainable. ~ Vice President Joe Biden (pictured above with granddaughter Naomi and US Ambassador to […]

Jivin J’s Life Links 8-22-11

by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat Margaret Somerville comments on “deselecting our children”: Here’s a recent Danish headline: “Plans to make Denmark a Down syndrome-free perfect society.” The Danes want to promote aborting fetuses with Down syndrome, so their society will be free of such people around 2030. One bioethicist describes it as a […]

Lunch Break: Volleyball dog

by LauraLoo Clue:  The digit is 31. Answer:  # of volleys between girl and volleyball dog! Email LauraLoo with your Lunch Break suggestions. [HT: GMA Sunday]

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by Kelli

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At Carafem, staff members plan to greet clients with warm teas, comfortable robes and a matter-of-fact attitude.

“We don’t want to talk in hushed tones,” said Carafem president Christopher Purdy. “We use the A-word.”…

Because Carafem will offer only the abortion pill, not vacuum aspiration or other surgical procedures, prospective clients must be no more than 10 weeks pregnant….

After receiving counseling and some basic tests, Carafem clients will take an initial pill at the clinic. Purdy’s team expects to get them in and out quickly, within about 60 minutes. They will be sent home with a second set of pills to take the next day. The second dose induces the abortion, which resembles a miscarriage, typically within six hours.

By offering only pharmaceutical abortions, Purdy says, he can avoid purchasing expensive surgical equipment and keep prices low for clients. The average pharmaceutical abortion cost about $500 in the United States in 2011, Guttmacher figures show; Purdy plans to charge around $400.

Another striking aspect of the project is the design: The clinic will have wood floors and a natural wood tone on the walls that recalls high-end salons such as Aveda. Appointments, offered evenings and weekends, can be booked online or via a 24-hour hotline.

“It was important for us to try to present an upgraded, almost spa-like feel,” said Melissa S. Grant, vice president of health services for the clinic.

If the project is successful, Purdy says, he hopes to expand his model to other states.

“It’s fresh, it’s modern, it’s clean, it’s caring,” he said. “That’s the brand we’re trying to create.”

~ Sandhya Somashekhar, The Washington Post, March 30

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