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  • Clinic Quotes reports the words of a Boston abortionist who acknowledges that her work as an abortionist does end lives… but for “good reasons”:

    I have the utmost respect for life; I appreciate that life starts early in the womb, but also believe that Iím ending it for good reasons. Often Iím saving the woman, or Iím improving the lives of the other children in the family. I also believe that women have a life they have to consider.If a woman is working full-time, has one child already, and is barely getting by, having another child that would financially push her to go on public assistance is going to lessen the quality of her life. And itís also an issue for the child, if it would not have had a good life. Lifeís hard enough when youíre wanted and everythingís prepared for. So yes, I end life, but even when itís hard, itís for a good reason.


  • In our newest addition to the blogroll,, Kevin Kukla shares an interview with American Life League’s National Director of STOPP, Rita Diller. Kukla writes that ALL “[has] many projects, including STOPP International, Celebrate Life Magazine, and The Pill Kills.”
  • Americans United for Life says in a new book entitled Protection of Human Life in Its Early Stages, AULís William Saunders “shows how the Supreme Courtís decision in Roe v. Wade was contrary to the principles of American self-government and to the rule of law. Further, he shows how the decision was contrary to science and to fundamental principles of human rights.”
  • Big Blue Wave says birth control and the morning after pill were supposed to end the need for abortions – but in Denmark where sales have doubled, the abortion numbers remain unchanged.
  • FRC Blog remarks on Planned Parenthood’s form letter from abortion-supporting clergy.
  • Abstinence Clearinghouse links to an article discussing the reduction in the teen birth rate.
  • At Live Action, Cassy Fiano says “pro-choicers” are beginning the push to remove conscience protections for doctors who refuse to perform abortions. Remind me again: who are the real “anti-choicers”?
  • Kansans for Life announces that Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri plans to close its “financially failing” facility in Hays, which “no longer qualifies for family planning funds distributed by the Kansas health department.”


  • A Culture of Life speaks hard truth about the exploitation of IVF. The strong desire to have children is understandable but most couples do not examine adequately the realities that go with IVF treatments:

    There is immediate relief for couples who get a baby. But frequently there are “leftover” embryos. Currently in excess of 10 000 in New Zealand alone.

Many couples end their treatment with no intention of having more children. But frequently they correctly identify these embryos as being the siblings of the children they already have at home. They donít want to bring them to birth, but they donít have any morally acceptable alternatives. They see them as theirs, so they donít want to donate them to others. And because they have some understanding of their humanity, they donít want them destroyed by the clinic or by medical researchers. So every time the bill for cold storage arrives, there is a repeat of the anxiety. In the past many couples just paid the bill and put off making a decision. But now they will be forced to make the decision after 10 years. These dilemmas arenít adequately considered before starting IVF.

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