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  • Women’s Rights Without Frontiers reports on a tragedy in China where a toddler was run over by a van when family planning officials attempted to collect a fine from the child’s family. Because of great protest in the village, the officials have been arrested. WRWF president Reggie Littlejohn encourages pro-lifers to keep shining the spotlight on this, and other, human rights violations:

    Our hearts break to learn of the violent death of an innocent child, and we extend our deepest sympathy to his parents. Those responsible for this violent death must be held accountable. Too often, under the glare of international scrutiny, the Chinese Communist Party will arrest officials who have committed a heinous human rights violation. Then as soon as the attention of the world shifts away, these same officials are restored to their former positions or even promoted.


  • Suzy B states that despite New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s efforts to expand abortion access in the state (despite their already high abortion rate), a recent survey shows New Yorkers support greater restrictions on abortion. Of note, 78% believe there is already sufficient access; 75% oppose Cuomo’s idea to allow non-physicians to perform abortions; 92% oppose sex-selective late-term abortions; and more than 3/4 surveyed believe in greater information on women’s other options, waiting periods, more clinic regulation, and parental notification.
  • Secular ProLife has three of their members featured in a MORE Magazine article on “women who changed their positions on abortion.” Featured are perspectives from a Muslim, an atheist, and a “spiritual but not religious” post-abortive woman.
  • ProLife NZ pens an open letter in response to Ann Furedi, chief executive of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, who recently “label[ed] disability ‘tragic’ whilst endorsing disability selective abortion up until birth… revealing her discriminatory attitude towards the disabled.”
  • Michael New asserts that despite the blame laid at the feet of the pro-life movement, it is contraception (and subsequently, premarital sex) which bears greater responsiblity for the increase in unintended pregnancies and single parent households in the U.S.
  • At the LTI Blog, Scott Klusendorf highly recommends Prof. Hadley Arkes’ new book, Natural Rights and the Right to Choose, which Klusendorf says raises questions such as, “Where do basic human rights come from? Do they come only from government or are they rooted in something that transcends government? What is man? Is human nature fixed or does raw political power determine who is and is not a human being?”

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