by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat
- The Washington Post covers the Maryland Board of Physicians’ decision to close its investigation into abortionist LeRoy Carhart’s failure to disclose how he would be performing late-term abortions in MD.
- A human child at 24 weeks gestation was found in a trash can in Manhattan:
“The way I found it was perfectly placed, covered with garbage,” said Gregory Santana, 20, who is the son of the building’s super.
“It was inside a small bucket, inside a couple of extra bags,” he said. “I ripped it open, immediately saw the baby [and] closed it back up.”
- The National Catholic Reporter has a piece on Democrats for Life. Of note is DFL’s continued support for Senator Bob Casey despite his rather lackluster voting record.
- Kathleen Parker writes about Mitt Romney’s (pictured left) pro-life conversion:
The result of that conversation and others was a pro-life Romney, who kept his campaign promise to honor the state’s democratically asserted preference for abortion choice but also began a personal path that happened to serve him well, at least theoretically, among social conservatives. Was his conversion sincere? No one can know another’s heart, but [William] Hurlbut is convinced that it was.
“Several things about our conversation still stand out strongly in my mind,” Hurlbut [a physician and professor of biomedical ethics at Stanford University Medical School] told me. “First, he clearly recognized the significance of the issue, not just as a current controversy but as a matter that would define the character of our culture way into the future.
“Second, it was obvious that he had put in a real effort to understand both the scientific prospects and the broader social implications. Finally, I was impressed by both his clarity of mind and sincerity of heart…. He recognized that this was not a matter of purely abstract theory or merely pragmatic governance, but a crucial moment in how we are to regard nascent human life and the broader meaning of medicine in the service of life.”
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