Pro-life news brief 4-11-13

by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat

  • Kirsten Powers joins the chorus of voices challenging the national media blackout of the Kermit Gosnell murder trial:

    You don’t have to oppose abortion rights to find late-term abortion abhorrent or to find the Gosnell trial eminently newsworthy. This is not about being “pro-choice” or “pro-life.” It’s about basic human rights.The deafening silence of too much of the media, once a force for justice in America, is a disgrace.

  • Justin Dyer reviews the film After Tiller and what it means for the pro-life movement:

    [The movie] is a reminder that the debate today is much more about why life is valuable than when life begins. The “traditional Western ethic” holds that life is valuable and inviolate simply because human life is good and it is not ours to take. That ethic is increasingly challenged in our culture, and communicating the pro-life message creatively and winsomely remains a vital task for the generation after Tiller.

  • The pro-life student group at the University of Alabama is in the midst of a having a Genocide Awareness Project displayed on campus (kudos to CBS 42 for showing part of the display. The display is invoking some pro-choice U of A students to say/write incredibly stupid things. Here’s senior engineering student Hakeem Hasan:

    At the end of the day, ask yourself this: Does a woman in Texas having an abortion affect your life personally? What about a woman in Michigan? Or maybe somewhere in Alabama? It doesn’t, so just let it happen, and maybe you’ll live your life easier when you’ve stopped worrying about everyone else’s.Hakeem, at the end of the day, ask yourself this: Does a man beating his wife in Texas affect your life personally? What about a man in Michigan? If it doesn’t, does that mean spousal abuse should be legal?

    Mr. Hasan also absurdly asserts that abortions through the first two months of pregnancy are “harmless to both the woman and the embryo” and that unborn children at 2 months of development don’t have brains or hearts.


9 thoughts on “Pro-life news brief 4-11-13”

  1. “Secondly, the process of an abortion at this stage is harmless to both the woman and the embryo. The abortion is in the form of a pill, which basically forces a miscarriage.”
    How is a “force[d] miscarriage”, which results in death, harmless to the embryo?


  2. Kristen Power, pro-life Democrat?  That’s a joke is’nt it? No, an oxymoron. That is like a good little German against the holocaust but always supporting Hitler.  Dear pro-lifers, do not be taken in by this sudden case of guilt by this idiot-she and millions of other “pro-life Demcrats” are the reason Obama is president and why there is no real change of Roe versus Wade. Every so often they actually see what their evil behavior causes.


  3. Susie, I respectfully disagree. Whether Kirsten is pro-life or not is debatable, but this isn’t the first time she has spoken out in pro-life ways, though not in such a public forum, that I know of. Actually I think what she did took courage, as she is thinking and speaking for herself and abandoning the liberal script. It’s not the first time she’s done that either, especially recently; she has grown and progressed as a commentator over the years. I commend her speaking out and exposing this nightmare as others in the mainstream media have not, and I commend her for calling them out on it.

    As to Hakeem Hasan’s inane remarks, I think they speak for themselves.


  4. At 2 months they don’t have hearts?! Then what’s that beating that I regularly record on ultrasound as early as 5 weeks?

    I’ll have to tell the radiologists that those AREN’T fetal heart tones after all.


  5. Victor, you are grasping at straws-it does not matter what she says, only what she does.  Every time she votes for a Democrat, she votes for abortion.  As long as she votes for Democrats, she will always be given a pass by the MSM and they will ignore this tiny outburst.  How courageous is it support life while always voting for abortion?


  6. susie, grasping at straws would mean there was no basis for what I was saying but there is and I said what that basis was.

    Kirsten Powers didn’t just say, she did. Calling out her fellow liberals in the media in USA Today isn’t just words, it’s action.

    Believe me, I’m not entirely disagreeing with you here. I would like for her, and for a lot of people, to be more pro-active against abortion and for life. I’m simply saying she is making an unusual stand for a liberal.

    I don’t know that Kirsten always votes Democrat just because she is one. And I said I wasn’t sure if she was actually pro-life, she seems fuzzy on that. I was just giving some credit where I thought credit was due.

    Hopefully we can agree to disagree agreeably on this.

    As to voting for Democrats and voting for abortion, that apparently is usually the case, at least on the federal level. However there are a lot of pro-choice Republicans too, as in other parties. There are also those who talk pro-life before elections but when they are elected do nothing.

    I’m pretty fed up with parties, and I’m unaffiliated.


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