Jivin J’s Life Links 9-16-11

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  • In the Calgary Herald, Susan Martinuk discusses the Canadian case in which a mother guilty of infanticide was let off:

    This determination that human life somehow has a lesser value when first born is the logical ending to decades of abortion PR, convincing women — and apparently girls — that human life has no value at any time while in the womb.

    Based on this decision, that devaluation has now been taken one step further in that a child has no value when first born. It makes one wonder where the cut-off date now stands for the state to protect a live child. Will that line soon move to a week? A month?

  • Yesterday, the Virginia Board of Health voted 12-1 to approve VA’s new regulations for abortion clinics. All Gov. McDonnell’s appointees voted in favor of it and 3 of former Gov. Tim Kaine’s nominees voted in favor of it as well. The law will take effect on January 1.Representatives of the Roanoke Planned Parenthood abortion clinic are crying because they’ll need to spend “hundreds of thousands” to bring their clinic into compliance. PP’s web lists 6 clinics in VA which provide “abortion services.”
  • In response to the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform’s Truth Truck, a pro-choice individual has created a pro-choice comic book called Think Pro-Choice,” though there’s not much thinking in it. Notably, they don’t include the Truth Truck images and have a little blurb noting that “CCBR images would be UNACCEPTABLE in mainstream media.”And why would that be? Is it because they show the remains of a tiny human being mutilated by abortion choice?
  • New York’s NBC affiliate has a story on a child whose heart was drained of fluid before he was born:

View more videos at: http://nbcnewyork.com.


10 thoughts on “Jivin J’s Life Links 9-16-11”

  1. So much that I love about this video!!

    -They call him a baby not a fetus (besides that once.)
    -It was called a “gut-wrenching” 5 weeks. Would it be gut-wrenching if the baby was not a “person”?
    -The mother and the father worked together to decide what to do. THAT is true parenthood. Thinking things through for the love of your child with both parents.
    -Called a miracle.

    Beautiful blessing! So happy for that boy and his parents and wishing them all the best!


  2. Regarding the Canadian infanticide story, I remember commenters on here discussing the subjective concepts of personhood a year or so go, ie if a fetus’ legal standing less than that of a newborn, is a newborn’s legal standing less than that as an adult?  Commenters who call themselves pro-choice said that was an irrelevant question, as the law confers full personhood to a human at birth.  Apparently, at least in Canada, the question is not so irrelevant.


  3. Pro-lifers must spread far and wide the news of advances in fetal surgery so that no one would ever say, as the mother did at the end of the video, “Operating on a fetus, who’s ever heard of that?”


  4. Eric makes a great point.  What is unthinkable today may be accepted as routine tomorrow.  How long before what happened in Canada happens here?

    This court decision is exhibit “A” on why we must elect a president next year that will appoint conservative justices to the SCOTUS.  Never has the respect for life been so tenuous. One more liberal justice and all of our legislative and judicial victories are in jeopardy.

    I am waiting to hear outrage from our resident trolls, but sadly most of them probably support the judge’s decision.     


  5. Canada’s law on infanticide is not a result of current attitudes towards abortion because the infanticide law was adopted when abortion was illegal.  Further discussion is here.


  6. Lisa and others who want to spin this decision as having nothing to do with abortion are incorrect.  The infanticide laws that stress a new mother’s fragile mental state were put in place to support legalizing abortion.  You still see this attitude in evidence with many pro-abortion supporters wanting to deny women facts about abortion effects on the woman and unborn child, because they view these facts as being too upsetting to women.  As many in the pro-life movement have seen, far from empowering women, pro-abortion attitudes take an overly paternalistic and demeaning view of women.

    Here are some quotes from one of judges in the infanticide case:

    On Friday, Effert got a three-year suspended sentence from Justice Joanne Veit of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench.  As a result, she was able to walk out of court, though she will have to abide by certain conditions.
    According to Justice Veit, Canada’s lack of an abortion law indicates that “while many Canadians undoubtedly view abortion as a less than ideal solution to unprotected sex and unwanted pregnancy, they generally understand, accept and sympathize with the onerous demands pregnancy and childbirth exact from mothers, especially mothers without support.”
    “Naturally, Canadians are grieved by an infant’s death, especially at the hands of the infant’s mother, but Canadians also grieve for the mother,” she added.


  7. One of my cousins, after an initial ultrasound diagnosis of a problem “incompatible with life” and my aunt being pressured to abort, was correctly diagnosed with a 2nd ultrasound and treated inutero with a couple of procedures. She is now a primarily healthy middle schooler.


  8. Jespren – that is an inspirational story!!! Your cousin should share it!! I am so happy to hear that she is doing well :)


  9. Lisa and others who want to spin this decision as having nothing to do with abortion are incorrect. The infanticide laws that stress a new mother’s fragile mental state were put in place to support legalizing abortion.
    The only thing I’m interested in is factual accuracy.  Fortunately we have, thanks to the wonders of the internet, ready access to the reasoning of the men who put the infanticide laws in place.  It makes for interesting reading, and if you’re right, you’ll have no  trouble finding evidence in support of your argument.


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