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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Ryan identifies as Catholic and previously described himself as pro-life. He has supported several pieces of anti-abortion legislation during his time in Congress — including restrictions on minors seeking abortions, a ban on embryonic stem cell research, and a ban on so-called “partial birth” abortions.

But, according to his new op-ed, Ryan has since “come to believe that we must trust women and families — not politicians — to make the best decision for their lives.”

The congressman says he has listened to women across the country talk about their personal experiences with abortion. Some told him they became pregnant from abusive relationships or from sexual assaults. Others said they couldn’t afford to have another child.

Ryan heard from women who developed serious health issues during their pregnancies, and from underage girls are were afraid their parents would kick them out for getting pregnant.

“These women gave me a better understanding of how complex and difficult certain situations can become. And while there are people of good conscience on both sides of this argument, one thing has become abundantly clear to me: the heavy hand of government must not make this decision for women and families,” Ryan writes. “No federal or state law banning abortion can honestly and fairly take into account the various circumstances that make each decision unique.”…

Ryan’s change of heart may signal a potential path forward for reproductive rights supporters eager to shift the political landscape around abortion, which has remained largely unchanged for the past several decades.

~ Tara Culp-Ressler, writing on Rep. Tim Ryan’s (D-OH; pictured) gradual “evolution” from pro-life to pro-choice, Think Progress, January 28

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