by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN
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- Yesterday, although a simple majority of the House (220Y-154N-2P-55A) voted in favor of the D. C. Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, it still failed to pass, since 2/3 majority was needed under suspension of the rules. In National Review Online, Professor Michael New explains why calling for the vote was “shrewd politics and shrewd policy for the pro-life movement.”
- Culture Campaign reports on the preliminary outcome in Colorado of Catholic-family owned business that was in effect told by the Department of Justice to violate their beliefs or close their business. But U. S. District Judge John Kane said not so fast.
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Attorney General Eric Holder put on unhappy faces after his ruling, because this – albeit round one – pro–life victory was critical to showing cracks in the Obamacare Mandate, which would secularize the workplace by preventing small business owners from operating their for-profit entities according to their religious beliefs.
- Down on the Pharm looks at the ratio of 30:1and asks if creating 30 embryos to get one successful birth outweighs the thousands destroyed in IVF and those stuck in frozen limbo. Pharm recommends considering this alternative:
It focuses on addressing and solving the physical causes of infertility to assist couples in conceiving a child, and boasts a success rate above that of the IVF technologies.
- Coming Home tells us why abortion advocates in the blue state of New York cannot not claim, “My body, my choice,” with a straight face anymore. Their pro-abortion mayor has issued another dictum. After banning the Big Gulp and taxing cigarettes to the hilt, Bloomberg is now going after mothers who choose bottle feeding. Quoting Fox News:
Mayor Bloomberg is pushing hospitals to hide their baby formula behind locked doors so more new mothers will breast-feed….Under Latch On NYC, new mothers who want formula won’t be denied it, but hospitals will keep infant formula in out-of-the-way secure storerooms or in locked boxes like those used to dispense and track medications.
With each bottle a mother requests and receives, she’ll also get a talking-to. Staffers will explain why she should offer the breast instead.
- Kristi Burton Brown of Students for Life writes an article at Live Action News outlining what they learned in their recent survey of young Americans age 18-24 on the issues surrounding abortion. They find the youth approach is much more commonsense and less radical, but what be most troubling is the information gap, showing where our educational endeavors need to focus. Click to enlarge…