by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli
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- Secular Pro-Life has a well-written article delving into the art of analyzing polling data with a critical eye. Can pollsters manipulate emotions, and therefore results, by wording questions in a certain manner? The short answer is yes:
By name? Roe v. Wade is popular. By effect? It’s toxic. The key is to make defenders own the toxicity. (Related: It’s also important to help Americans realize how many of them already oppose abortion, because media bias causes us to significantly over-estimate the popularity of the pro-choice movement.)
And that’s really all you need to know about American opinion on abortion. When they see the facts, Americans still make the right choice.
- Right to Life of Michigan reports that one of President Obama’s supporters and one of the world’s wealthiest men, Warren Buffett (pictured left, receiving the Medal of Freedom from the President in 2010), recently gave $40 million to Planned Parenthood. This should come as no great surprise, however, as Buffett has been a longtime supporter of numerous population control efforts worldwide:
The Buffett Foundation’s 990 for 2012 wasn’t available. But in 2011, it gave or pledged more than $40 million to Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions as part of its range of services. It gave more than $1 million to the Abortion Access Project and many other pro-abortion groups.
- ProLife NZ has an interesting post looking at the abortion views of the three largest world religions – Christianity, Islam, and Hinduism.
- Reflections of a Paralytic links to a radio podcast on the issue of three-parent embryos and genetic engineering.
- Pro-Life Action League suggests that a good way pro-lifers might spend season of Lent is by praying and fasting for three specific abortion supporters: abortionist Cheryl Chastine, journalist Robin Marty, and clinic escort Katie Klabusich:
We’re asking you to pray every day and offer the sacrifice of one meal a week for them during the season of Lent….
- ProLifeBlogs links to a happy announcement from 40 Days for Life: a Columbia, Missouri, abortion facility – the site of many prayer vigils – has closed. This leaves one licensed abortuary in Missouri, Planned Parenthood in St. Louis. Be encouraged!
- At Eternal Perspective Ministries, Randy Alcorn links to a blog by Rachel Lewis on the importance of being consistent in our response to prenatal loss. Lewis makes the case that among pro-lifers, losing a child to miscarriage is often downplayed and seen as “part of life”, whereas abortion is viewed as the opposite. But the end result is the same: a real child has died, and his parents have a right to their grief:
To be perfectly honest, before my losses, I didn’t quite understand that the way we pro-lifers treat miscarriage is important.
And yet after we lost Olivia, it didn’t take long for me to realize that in this Christian microcosm of ours, somehow an aborted baby had so much more to offer the world than a miscarried one.
Both babies may have died at the same gestation—one by choice, the other by chance. But the value attached to each child completely depended on how that child died.
[Photos via money.cnn.com and Pro-Life Action League]