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  • Big Blue Wave asks some pointed questions to find out if more contraceptives really leads to fewer unwanted pregnancies and abortions. One has to wonder: If the Pill was so successful in the 60’s, would Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton really have been necessary in the 70’s? And why, with the common and increased use of contraceptives so many years later, have abortion numbers continued to skyrocket?

  • Abortion in Washington has an encouraging story about Lenette Lindemann (pictured left), director of Life Choices Pregnancy Medical Clinic, who has started the life-saving ImagePoint Mobile Medical Services ultrasound ministry.
  • Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life recognizes the 17th anniversary of the day a handful of activist judges decided the state’s Doe v. Gomez case, which “established a new state constitutional ‘right’ to abortion on demand”:

    This supposed right would remain protected by the state Constitution even if Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision legalizing abortion in the United States, were to be overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Doe v. Gomez allows abortions for reasons such as “stress” or “discomfort.” It forbids the state to “interfere” in any way with a woman’s “decision making” regarding abortion.”

    Today, taxpayer funded abortions account for 34% of all abortion in Minnesota, and more than 58,000 children have been aborted under this ruling.

  • Suzy B applauds the naming of pro-life Republican Tim Scott to replace the resigning Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina:

    “Congressman Tim Scott’s rise to the U.S. Senate is great news to both the country and the pro-life movement,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “At a point where our nation is hungry for leadership, Congressman Scott has demonstrated compassion and clarity on the abortion issue, never backing down when asked the tough questions. He has made it clear that defending the most vulnerable is an indispensible first principle in his own political philosophy. We applaud Governor Haley for this choice and look forward to Tim Scott’s pro-life leadership in the U.S. Senate.”

  • Live Action takes strong exception to Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (pictured right), who wrote an opinion piece recommending that birth control pills be sold over the counter. LA calls his thinking “delusional” and “futile.”
  • The Daily Kos has published a blogger’s “Open Letter to Supporters of Personhood,” which is really an angry and wholly unscientific rant about how a woman has the power to decide the value and wantedness of her preborn child. The author fears that bestowing any personhood to the preborn will somehow take away her personhood and power:

    My living children were wanted, and they are deeply loved. Unwanted pregnancies do not have “personhood” conferred upon them. They are an intrusion, a parasite, a thing. However they were conceived, they are not wanted. They are not loved. They are not named. No nurseries are planned. There is no sighing over tiny booties and cunning little hats. There is, instead, a desperation and determination that the thing be removed….

    Fetuses are not people until they are born. As a mother, I know that. Fetuses have the potential to be people, but until they are out of the womb, they are not. My daughter was born sort of grayish-blue, with the cord wrapped around her neck. My husband said, “Oh my God, she’s d—” and my doula kicked him in the ankle. My beloved OB quickly unwrapped the cord, my husband cut it, and my beautiful daughter turned rosy pink. She was a person. And I love her, and my son, so much that it makes my heart hurt. This, and only this, is how it should be. This is the sacred bond between mother and child. You should not interfere with that.

    Children are only actual children who have a “sacred bond” with their mothers if they pass through the magical birth canal and if they were planned and wanted – otherwise, they’re “parasites”?

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