Entries for December, 2012

Post-Christmas break

Good day, blog friends! With all the holiday festivities, outings, and travels, there will be no writer or moderator at the blog inn to post until January 2. Enjoy your time with family and friends, and ponder New Year’s resolutions that will make you more holy and the world a better place, especially for the […]

Pro-life video of the day: Jessica Simpson confirms second pregnancy

by LauraLoo Jessica Simpson has confirmed she’s pregnant again. As US Weekly exclusively revealed on November 28, Jessica and fiance Eric Johnson are expecting their second child together. On Christmas Day, Jessica tweeted a photo of  8-month-old Maxwell sitting in the sand with the words “Big Sis” written in it.  What a creative way to do a baby announcement! Email dailyvid@jillstanek.com with your video suggestions.

Angry feminist rails against true meaning of Christmas

Frankly, if you want to instill more relevant modern values into your children, you’d be better off sticking with the Dickens tale, which emphasizes the importance of love and generosity. The story of Christ’s birth, on the other hand, is about how virgins are better than non-virgins, with a side dose of arguing that babies […]

Pro-life video of the day: For unto us a child is born

by Hans Johnson In the summer of 1741 George Frideric Handel wrote his Messiah at an even more feverish rate than his other compositions. When he got to the most well-known part, he famously said: “I did think I saw Heaven open, and saw the very Face of God!” Email dailyvid@jillstanek.com with your video suggestions.

Good news for all people

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will […]

Christmas Video of the Day #2: Light of the Stable (Selah)

by LauraLoo My new favorite Christmas song.  Hallelujah!  Praise to Jesus, the King of kings and LORD of lords!  [HT: WMBI - Moody Radio Chicago]

Christmas Video of the Day #1: Victorian Christmas

by LauraLoo This is a repeat from the last two years – a three-peat!   Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday Jesus! <3 My Favourite Time of Year is a traditional style Christmas song which was written by Leigh Haggerwood. After three years of trying to persuade the record companies to back the project, he decided to do it […]

Catholics for Choice: We’re so brave for making this heretical video

Politicians often come to [Catholics for Choice] when they are being pressured by their local bishop. They want to know if they’re getting the full story in the one supplied by the institutional church. As can be seen in the movie, the answer is a resounding “No.” The “secret” is that there is more than […]

Pro-life video of the day: Silent Night

by Hans Johnson This is a new take by Michelle Moyer on what is arguably the most beloved Christmas carol. The video is by Glenn Beck’s TheBlaze: Email dailyvid@jillstanek.com with your video suggestions.

Pro-life blog buzz 12-21-12

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 reviews his predictions for 2012. The good – and bad – news is that he was quite accurate. Watch for […]

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25-emily-bazelon-headshot-articleInlineby Kelli

One of the tricky parts about medical abortion is that these drugs work all the way through a pregnancy, although they become less effective and the rate of complication rises in the course of pregnancy. So it is not recommended to have a second-trimester medical abortion without the supervision of a doctor. It’s not as if someone couldn’t try. But it is certainly a risk. It’s not happening, but theoretically it could.

There’s also a deeper question here. If you know there is a risk someone can misuse a drug, what do you do about it? One of the things that people who advocate for medical abortions say is that there are drugs like Tylenol on the shelves of every pharmacy that anyone could buy and overdose on and kill themselves. You can buy bleach. It doesn’t mean we make those substances unavailable.

What do you do with the possibility that women might misuse these drugs? Do you take it away from them? Or do you trust them?

~ New York Times writer Emily Bazelon, responding to the question, “Could the women who are requesting abortion drugs from Women on Web lie about how far along in their pregnancies they are?”, as quoted in “Behind the Cover Story: Emily Bazelon on Medical Abortion Through the Mail,” The 6th Floor, September 1

[Photo via The 6th Floor]

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