Entries for October, 2011

Pro-choice Halloween costumes

Warning: Graphic and disturbing photos ahead. Halloween affords yet another opportunity to point out how differently pro-lifers and pro-choicers think. Pro-life thoughts on this day range from designing cute pro-life pumpkins, to changing our Facebook profiles to remind Americans of the “true horror” in our midst. Pro-abortion thoughts range from tacky, to gross, to sick, […]

Lunch Break: Ellen’s trick-or-treaters

by LauraLoo Once again, Ellen outdoes herself with the most creative and funny kids in costume! What are your kids going to be for Halloween?  And what was your best costume ever?   Email LauraLoo with your Lunch Break suggestions.

Pro-life jack-o-lantern

Katelynd Mahoney… now at the Susan B. Anthony List, sends a snapshot of what they were doing for lunch over there today…. ~ Kathryn Jean Lopez, The Corner at National Review, October 27 [HT: Live Action Facebook page]

Stanek Sunday funnies 10-30-11, Halloween special

Here are my top five favorite political cartoons this week, with a tip of the hat to Halloween… by Brian Farrington at Townhall.com…  by Steve Kelley at Townhall.com…

Stanek Sunday quote: “What have you done? Your brother’s blood is crying out to me from the ground.” ~ Gen 4:10

Then the LORD said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?” “I don’t know,” he replied. “Am I my brother’s keeper?” The LORD said, “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground. Now you are under a curse and driven from the ground, which opened its mouth to […]

Stanek weekend question: Would you watch a live-streamed home birth?

Mashable reported on September 30: A chiropractor in Ottawa gave an unusual invitation to the World Wide Web this week. “Hi, I’m Dr. Nancy Salgueiro with YourBirthCoach.com,” [pictured right, with her family] she said in a YouTube video, “and I’d like to invite you into my home to watch my live birth online.”

Meet Rick Santorum’s precious daughter Bella, “the center of our universe”

Presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s daughter Bella was born with Trisomy 18. Trisomy is similar to Down syndrome in that the former has three of the 18th chromosome and the latter has three of the 21st chromosome. Many children with Trisomy 18 die within hours or days after birth. Many children with Trisomy 18 are aborted. […]

“There are no side effects”: HPV’s ill-advised new poster child, Alexa Ray Joel

I had it. But I mean, a lot of people get it from my ex…. I mean it was fine, you know. There are no side effects. You just go and get it taken care of…. It’s something like, I think the statistics were something like 98% of people will have it. ~ Singer/songwriter Alexa […]

Why they’re really, really scared about the Mississippi Personhood Amendment

A potentially game-changing date for the pro-life and pro-abortion movements is quickly upon us, only 10 days away. (Make sure to read the money line at the end of this post.) On November 8 Mississippi voters will decide the fate of Initiative 26, aka the Personhood Amendment, which states: The term “person” or “persons” shall […]

(Prolifer)ations 10-28-11

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. Abortion Pill Risks reports that an Oklahoma judge is willing to risk women’s lives by “temporarily block[ing] from taking effect a new law […]

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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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