Entries for February, 2013

Abortion supporters now both anti- “choice” and uber- “choice”


Planned Parenthood triggered a massive identity crisis in the pro-abortion world when it announced on February 9 it was abandoning the term “pro-choice.”

I mentioned at the time Planned Parenthood must certainly not have conferred with such groups as NARAL Pro-Choice America before dropping its bombshell.

The1PercentI don’t think abortion advocacy groups appreciate the fact that Planned Parenthood is a billion dollar business. So its decisions will be primarily market-driven, which may or may not be coincide with the best interest of ideological groups – one of the hard truths about the 1%.

Thus, Planned Parenthood basically hung NARAL, et al, out to dry, forcing them to defend their commitment to the word “choice.”

In an interview with Politico today, new NARAL president Ilyse Hogue said her group is doubling down…

Pro-life news brief 2-28-13

by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat The Arkansas Legislature has overridden Gov. Beebe’s veto of the state’s 20-week abortion ban. An Alabama health committee heard testimony on legislation to regulate abortion clinics. One ob/gyn noted some of the problems created by circuit-riding abortionists: Matt Phillips, an obstetrician and gynecologist in Montgomery, spoke in favor […]

Pro-life video of the day: Pitfalls of casual sex

by LauraLoo From In the Market with Janet Parshall… Licensed marriage and family therapist Dr. Linda Mintle discusses cultural changes over issues of sexuality and the unspoken consequences brought on by taking a casual view of sex. Both the audio and the video are Christian in nature, yet applicable to all who support no premarital sex/no casual […]

Pro-lifers needed to rally support behind former abortionist

It is time for pro-lifers to step up and act in love offering prayers and encouragement. We should be rallying around this person at this crucial time…. Please take time to write a few words of encouragement and send them [here]. We will forward your comments to her. We must reassure her that she has […]

Pro-life news brief 2-27-13

by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat

  • TIME provides more information on the teenage couple in Texas who sued to prevent the young woman’s parents from forcing her to have an abortion:

    The baby is due Sept. 16. According to [the baby's father] Evan, he and R.E.K. — they began dating last summer — knew right away they would have the baby. “We’ve always been against abortion,” says Evan, who wants to become a welder (R.E.K. wants to attend nursing school). “As soon as we found out she was pregnant, we knew we wanted to keep it.”

    … It remains to be seen just how involved the girl’s parents will be with their new grandchild. While Burnside and her husband, who is not Evan’s biological father, are being supportive, the girl’s parents may find it harder to play a role: days after the judge’s ruling, Evan, a high school sophomore, married his pregnant girlfriend, a junior, in what Burnside calls a “shotgun” wedding.

Dr. Koop opposed eugenic abortions at Christ Hospital

I was sad to learn Dr. C. Everett Koop passed away on February 25. Dr. Koop was President Ronald Reagan’s pro-life surgeon general. Read Dr. Koop’s touching obituary at World Magazine. I came to personally learn just how strongly pro-life Dr. Koop was in 1999. I had just publicly revealed that my employer, Christ Hospital, […]

Pro-life vid of day: Preschooler’s life hinges on solving mystery

michaelby LauraLoo

3-year-old Michael Gonzalez of Florida has been diagnosed with food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome, and his parents are in a panic.

Michael can’t eat regular food, and requires 20 to 30 bottles of prescription-only formula, Neocate Junior, daily. But his predicament has gone from worrisome to alarming. Shortly after the formula manufacturer Nutricia changed its packaging in August 2012, Michael suffered from severe gastrointestinal distress. Convinced that the company also changed the formula, his parents have hoarded containers full of older stock, which will expire this year in October.

One of nation’s oldest abortion practices closes

Click to enlarge the great news, from the abortion clinic’s website


Abortionist Peter Bours will turn 69 years old this July and has announced his retirement and the closure of his Eugene, Oregon, abortion mill effective February 28.

Population implosion makes conservative “want to procreate”

The Malthusian paranoia of a coming population boom has nothing on the reality of a coming population implosion. Frankly it kinda makes a girl want to procreate. ~ MSNBC contributor S.E. Cupp (pictured) commenting on Jonathan Last’s What To Expect When No One’s Expecting, via MSNBC’s Inside the Cycle, February 23 [HT: Jill]

Pro-life blog buzz 2-26-13

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.

  • Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life discusses a newly released study using “detailed medical records from Denmark” which shows that women face a higher risk of death from abortion than childbirth.
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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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