Entries for February, 2012

Lunch Break: Leap Year birthday

by LauraLoo Meet Leap Year “teen,” actor Dennis Farina , who turns “17” today. If  you were one of these rare-birthed babies, would you celebrate the non-Leap years on February 28 or March 1? Email LauraLoo with your Lunch Break suggestions.

Planned Parenthood’s graphic photo that got ALL’s exposé yanked from YouTube

WARNING: Post rated R. I wrote yesterday that YouTube removed American Life League’s video investigative report on Planned Parenthood’s perverted, taxpayer-funded, K-12 “sex education” propaganda after receiving a complaint about a copyrighted photo. Here’s the backstory on that particular photo, which I’ve posted on page two because it is graphic. Planned Parenthood has a college […]

Virginia delegate makes coarse joke about wife and transvaginal ultrasounds

To Delegate Albo, women’s health is not a serious issue, but a punch line, and the floor of the House of Delegates is a locker room, where men can swap jokes about their wives. ~ The Fairfax County Democratic Committee on Virginia Delegate Dave Albo and his joking on the floor of the House over […]

(Prolifer)ations 2-28-12

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. Americans United for Life posts video of the PBS debate between Dr. Charmaine Yoest and Nancy Keenan of NARAL regarding the pending Virginia […]

New shocking Planned Parenthood video exposé released

On February 13 I wrote about a shocking video exposé produced by American Life League that used Planned Parenthood’s own graphics, websites, photos, and video to show its massive and perverted campaign to hook our kids – beginning in Kindergarten – on sex. As ALL narrator Michael Hichborn said about one of PP’s materials, “If […]

Lunch Break: Selena Gomez featured on Cosmo

by LauraLoo Warning: adult content I was shocked this month when the March issue of Cosmopolitan featured ex-Disney star Selena Gomez on its cover page. I wasn’t able to mentally reconcile a wholesome and bright teen like Selena helping to boost sales for a smutty, sex-infused publication.  Have you ever read their graphic sex articles absolutely not appropriate for pre-teens […]

Opening the door to Dachau: When government determines who is “worthy of life”

The costs to society of caring for the disabled are small when compared with the cost to society of failing to deal with the morally defective; and the essential difference between a barbaric tyranny and an optimally free, just and civilized society is that the former encourages the strong to prey upon the vulnerable with […]

Life Links 2-27-12

by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat Wesley Smith notes a recent Journal of Medical Ethics article in which the authors argue that infanticide should be legal and label killing newborns “after-birth abortion.” Overheard: An Abortioneer describes her own clinic – and it doesn’t sound that nice: I think some clinics have entire abortion appointments […]

Lunch Break: The Oscars

by LauraLoo I was thrilled that The Artist won so many awards during last night’s Oscars!  Here is Best Leading Actor Jean Dujardin during his acceptance speech, filled with history and so much emotion…  Here’s Jean’s dapper-looking sidekick Uggie, in couture bow-tie, giving his red-carpet interview…

Pro-life activist goes off on Planned Parenthood’s racial hypocrisy

Ludwig: the Democrat Party has arrested the development of the the black community. Your objective is to keep the Black community in a state of dependency. They are useful to the Democrats as a voter stock. And being as your occupation is the killing of children (most of which are black), I’m sure it’s safe […]

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by Kelli

Father Pavone poses with young family following news conference in Washington on RU-486 reversal protocol

The “reversals” also show that the ingestion of medication abortion drugs is never a sure thing when it comes to terminating a pregnancy. While anti-abortion activists tout the alleged “high complication rates” of the process, what they conveniently leave out is that the most common complication is that the patient remains pregnant, and that the protocol needs to be followed up with D&C or vacuum aspiration abortion in order to end the pregnancy….

Why is the “reversal” apparently so successful then? Primarily it is because those who are trying to continue the pregnancy are already in the midst of a failed medication abortion to start with….

“There’s no evidence of any demonstrable effect of the ‘treatment’ these anti-abortion centers are marketing,” Dr. Cheryl Chastine, a provider at South Wind Women’s Center in Wichita, Kansas, said. “The medical literature is quite clear that mifepristone on its own is only about 50 percent effective at ending a pregnancy. That means that even if these doctors were to offer a large dose of purple Skittles, they’d appear to have ‘worked’ to ‘save’ the pregnancy about half the time. Those numbers are consistent with what these people are reporting.”

Dr. Chastine isn’t alone in her assessment. Dr. Dan Grossman, vice president for research at Ibis Reproductive Health [and pro-abortion author at RH Reality Check], told Iowa Public Radio that the “treatment” was unlikely to be doing anything at all.

“[The abortion pill] binds much more tightly to the progesterone receptor, to block it than progesterone itself does…. So there really is not much evidence to indicate, I’m really not aware of anything, that by increasing the amount of progesterone you’re gonna somehow block the effect of this drug….

I think this is really outside of standard of care to just begin doing this kind of treatment, without collecting more rigorous studies about its effectiveness.”

~ Robin Marty, questioning whether attempting to save babies like Gabriel Caicedo (pictured above with his parents and Fr. Frank Pavone) is worth it, Talking Points Memo, March 2

Note: The function of mifepristone is to block progesterone receptors (which is why, in an abortion pill reversal, an extra injection of progesterone is given to counteract these effects). Mifepristone “directly causes endometrial decidual degeneration, cervical softening and dilatation, release of endogenous prostaglandins, and an increase in the sensitivity of the myometrium to the contractile effects of prostaglandins. Mifepristone-induced decidual breakdown indirectly leads to trophoblast detachment, resulting in decreased syncytiotrophoblast production of hCG, which in turn causes decreased production of progesterone by the corpus luteum (pregnancy is dependent on progesterone production by the corpus luteum through the first 9 weeks of gestation—until placental progesterone production has increased enough to take the place of corpus luteum progesterone production).”

[Photo via CatholicPhilly.com]

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