Entries for November, 2012

Pro-life blog buzz 11-30-12

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.

  • Pro-Life in TN writes that with all the warring over the looming fiscal cliff, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is busy doling out $100,000 to teach at-risk girls how to better “negotiate” condom use with their sexual partners.

Pro-life video of the day: Child brides

by LauraLoo Bader Ben Hirsi at TED discusses the culture of Arab countries who sanction giving away girls (as young as age 9) to be child brides: For those of Islamic persuasion, their role model for such practice is the prophet Mohammed.  He took a child bride (Aisha) in his 50′s while she was 6.  However, Mohammed waited until she reached “maturity” at 9 before physically consummating […]

Abortion backers try to justify Planned Parenthood’s Black Friday specials

One never knows which posts are going to get more attention than others. (I’m usually wrong when I guess, actually.)

So I was surprised my blog on Planned Parenthood of South Florida and the Treasure Coast’s Black Friday specials got quite a bit of traction, from Fox to the Christian Post to Human Events.

All the attention forced a response from the other side.

Catholic theology prof: Catholic church used to be pro-choice

Back in the 16th century, you had a pro-choice view on abortion that was held by all three of the magisteria: The Papal and Episcopal Magisterium, the Magisterium of the Theologians, and also the Magisterium of the Laity, everyone accepted this was truth… … Why not go back to Saint Antoninus, the Dominican Archbishop of […]

Pro-life news brief 11-29-12

by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat

  • At Live Action, Rebecca Frazer points out the ridiculousness of Planned Parenthood of Indiana promoting themselves as an adoption referrer:

    Yes, you read that right. Planned Parenthood is excited that they have contributed to a whopping twelve adoptions in six years. If we do some simple math that comes out to an average of two adoptions a year.

    Last year alone, Planned Parenthood of Indiana performed 5,250 abortions. 5,250. That means that if 2011 was an average adoption year, Planned Parenthood helped with one adoption for every 2,625 abortions they performed. Perhaps they should send their adoption counselors back to job training.

Pro-life video of the day: “This is my body”

by Hans Johnson This is the second in a series of short pro-life videos released by Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life. Email dailyvid@jillstanek.com with your video suggestions.

Why the preborn have the right to use their mothers’ bodies

What is the nature and purpose of the kidney versus the nature and purpose of the uterus? The answer tells us why a woman is not obligated to give her child her kidney but is obligated to “give” her child her uterus. … The kidneys exist for the health and proper functioning of the body […]

Pro-life news brief 11-28-12

by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat

  • For some reason the editorial board of the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel thinks a poll showing the public favors more restrictions on abortion is a good argument against adding more restrictions to abortion:

    Public polling shows that most people in the U.S. favor the idea of legal abortion. A CBS News/New York Times poll in September is typical. It found that 42% thought abortion should be “generally available,” while 35% said “available under stricter limits” and 20% said “not permitted.”

Pro-life exclusive of the day: Us Magazine – “Jessica Simpson is pregnant again!”

UPDATE: Here’s the video from Buzz:60  by LauraLoo Jessica Simpson Is Pregnant Again! “It definitely wasn’t planned,” a source says of the “overjoyed” star, whose daughter Maxwell is just 7 months. A video will be posted as soon as it becomes available. Email dailyvid@jillstanek.com with your video suggestions.

Ignoring 12 US abortion deaths to push “safe and legal” abortions in Ireland

I reported yesterday on the Centers for Disease Control’s newly released Abortion Surveillance – United States, 2009, which reported the lowest rate and ratio of abortion in the U.S. since 1974.

There was another statistic in the Abortion Surveillance:

In 2008, the most recent year for which data were available, 12 women were reported to have died as a result of complications from known legal induced abortions. No reported deaths were associated with known illegal induced abortions.

Twelve women that we know of died from “safe and legal” abortions in the U.S. in 2008. And as Americans United for Life’s Charmaine Yoest noted to LifeNews.com, “That number is double the deaths reported the previous year and it’s the highest since 1994.”

According to the CDC, there have been 403 legal abortion-related deaths in the U.S. since 1973 (and 56 illegal), an average of 10 a year.

So where is the outcry from feminists?

Why, they’re all busy pointing their unrighteously indignant fingers at Ireland, where elective abortions are illegal, alleging that the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar proves abortion should be legal there – so women won’t die? In fact, abortion is legal in Ireland to save the life of a mother. It is a lie to claim Halappanavar’s death would have been averted were elective abortions legal in Ireland.

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St. Norbert CollegeIt’s so wrong and scandalous. Especially at a Catholic campus…

Because Gloria Steinem is like Margaret Sanger. Or even worse.

She boasted about her own abortion, saying: “it felt positive.”

On another occasion, she said: “There is no organization in this country or the world that is more important than Planned Parenthood.” (NJ.com, Sept. 17, 2011)

And she also said this:

“Approximately one in three women in this country needs an abortion at some time in her life. It should be a part of reproductive rights.” (The Washington Post – Nov. 19, 2013)

So, I’d like to ask you:

How on earth can a woman like Gloria Steinem with such a public pro-abortion record be invited to give a lecture at a Catholic institute, which ought to be a cornerstone in the defense of innocent life?

~ Pro-life activist John Ritchie of TFP Student Action, sounding the alarm that St. Norbert College plans to host radical pro-abortion activist Gloria Steinem, October 19

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