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  • Pro-Life Action League lauds the decision of the liberal CA 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to protect the free speech of sidewalk counselors like Pastor Walter Hoye, who was jailed for allegedly violating a “bubble zone” ordinance in Oakland. The court established that the law should apply to clinic escorts as well as sidewalk counselors. Pastor Hoye will be a guest speaker at the upcoming National Sidewalk Counseling Symposium in the Twin Cities.

  • Wesley J. Smith wonders if selling vital body parts such as kidneys to finance higher education – which has been suggested by a professor in the UK – will be the next in a long line of human exploitations:

    This won’t happen any time soon, but organ selling is being pushed in some very high places – such as by noted American psychiatrist and public advocate, Sally Satel. Once we accept it is okay to sell body parts – which we already do with egg sales (a reason such transactions should be banned) – the only place left for haggling will be the allowable organs and the price. Or to put it another way, we are all potentially coal mines now.

  • SuzyB discusses the “Signs of Hope” which will be posted in Louisiana abortion clinics beginning this November. The signs, which Planned Parenthood calls “offensive” and “condescending,” inform women of their rights (click to enlarge):

  • Reflections of a Paralytic extends congratulations to Nick Vujicic of on his recent engagement to a young woman named Kanae.
  • John Smeaton is re-launching an online index on various charities and their stances on embryonic stem cell research, prenatal testing, etc. One featured group is the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, a national UK charity which funds research and care for individuals with CF.
  • Vital Signs discusses the new HHS/Obama administration decision to force insurers to pay for contraception, including abortifacients, “[a] social disaster in the making.” The religious exemptions are narrow and full of loopholes that threaten religious freedom and the conscience requirement.
  • Women of Faith in Culture notes that, thanks to the rise of women like Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann, there is a trend of redefining feminism to one of “evangelical feminism” – emphasis on the “evangelical.”
  • ProWomanProLife is impressed with Japan’s idea of house sharing – integrating single mothers and the elderly into one living space, and believes marginalized people groups in Canada could benefit from a similar arrangement.
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