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Pro-life blog buzz 8-31-12

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.

  • Wesley J. Smith notes that the Democratic Party’s abortion platform is extreme, even for the majority of Democrats:

    While solid majorities of Democrats back some limitations on abortion — 59 percent would ban partial-birth abortions, for example, and 60 percent endorse a mandatory waiting period — the official position of their party is that even common-sense restrictions are unthinkable….

    If Obamacare remains in effect, eventually Congress will revoke the abortion restrictions currently in the law. Then, we’ll see a “Free Abortion Rule,” patterned after the Free Birth Control Rule.

Pro-life video of the day: Opposing views on abortion after rape

by Hans Johnson In the wake of Todd Akin’s misstatement, lawyer Gloria Allred and Rebecca Kiessling debated the right to abortion in the case of rape on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight. Allred became pregnant due to rape and consequently aborted her child. Kiessling, also an attorney, was conceived in rape and placed for adoption. Email dailyvid@jillstanek.com […]

GOP VP nominee Paul Ryan defines society’s greatest responsibility

We believe that in every life there is goodness; for every person, there is hope. Each one of us was made for a reason, bearing the image and likeness of the Lord of Life. We have responsibilities, one to another – we do not each face the world alone. And the greatest of all responsibilities, […]

Pro-life video of the day: CNN’s Cooper rips into dishonest DNC Chair

by LauraLoo Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz is relentlessly shredded by Anderson Cooper over the group’s false claims about Mitt Romney’s abortion position:   Email dailyvid@jillstanek.com with your video suggestions. [HT: Jill]

Photos: Planned Parenthood’s idea of mainstream American women

At first you may now know what you’re looking at. But yes, they’re vaginas. Click to enlarge, if you dare…

Yesterday Code Pink activists were featured at the Planned Parenthood bus stop in Tampa, dressed in full frontal feminist regalia. These vulgar women represent mainstream American women?

Created Equal has more photos on its Facebook page. I’ve got one more on page two, too gross for page one.

Akin regains lead as social conservatives stand by him

If Todd Akin pulls this off, it will be more than he who is vindicated. It was also be the pro-life community.

After supposedly suffering a nine point drop following his infamous rape remark, to fall behind Claire McKaskill 49-44%, could it be that Akin has already recovered? Yes, according to a new poll commissioned by Family Research Council.

If Akin regains his foothold, it will put knee-jerk Republicans in a deservedly tough spot. Two days ago RNC Chairman Reince Priebus insanely declared, “He can be tied, we’re not gonna send him a penny.” Priebus, pictured right, has said he believes life begins at conception, although he must also believe babies whose fathers are rapists can nevertheless be murdered.

Seriously, are Republicans so afraid of feminists, and so afraid of defending the pro-life issue, that they’ll throw themselves under the same bus they threw Akin?

Reported Politico, yesterday:

Huckabee: The only evangelical on the ticket supports infanticide

I want to clear the air about something that has been said. People wonder whether guys like me, an evangelical, would only support a fellow evangelical? Well my friends I want to tell you something, of the four people on the two tickets, the only self-professed evangelical is Barack Obama. And he supports changing the […]

Pro-family groups unite to register 5 million conservative voters

I hope by now you’ve seen the ad on the right side of my home page linking to the Commit to Vote website.

This is really exciting. Explains CitizenLink.com:

Six organizations are working together to make a difference in the November election — and they’re doing it by reaching out to their own constituents, in the largest collaborative effort in the history of the pro-family movement.

Pro-life video of the day: Dennis Miller mocks Jay Leno’s “war on women” meme

Comedian and political pundit Dennis Miller appeared on NBC’s Tonight Show with Jay Leno this week, schooling Jay in some of the basic ideals of conservatism. Leno’s wife, Mavis, is a staunch abortion proponent, serving as the chair for the Feminist Majority Foundation’s Campaign for Afghan Women and Girls, an effort which includes pushing for […]

Santorum gets Standing O for pro-life line in RNCC speech

Without explicitly mentioning abortion, the former Republican presidential candidate propelled the crowd to its feet by championing the GOP as the one party that lifts up all children – “born and unborn.” “I thank God that America still has one party that reaches out their hands in love to lift up all of God’s children […]

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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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