pro-lifeby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli

  • Big Blue Wave takes exception to a San Francisco Chronicle headline that claims the courts are chipping away at abortion:

    When a law is legislated and a court upholds the law, the court is not chipping away at anything. The court is merely upholding a law that was democratically voted. American legislatures have passed very few pro-abortion laws. When a court decides to strike down a law that was democratically voted, in spite of the will of the people, in spite of previous jurisprudence, that’s when the court is effectively legislating from the bench and chipping away at whatever it is that it’s undermining.


  • At Bound4Life, Dr. Tim Shepherd (pictured left) posts a must-read essay on euthanasia, which also discusses hospice, palliative care, and the aging process:

    It is unethical to have quickening death as an option. Yet this year alone, half of our nation’s state legislatures have proposed legalizing the practice of a person taking deadly drugs to end their life prematurely. A new Gallup poll shows that 56 percent of Americans now find euthanasia “morally acceptable.”

  • At Live Action News, Rebecca Downs discusses a US Senate bill introduced by Sen. Lindsey Graham, which would ban post 20-week abortions. Majority leader Mitch McConnell says the bill will come up for a vote:

    Abortion advocates would like to tell you that women who have late-term abortions do so because the mother or child becomes afflicted with a health problem. This is not the case, though, and the invasive and dangerous procedure that is late-term abortion is performed for more socioeconomic reasons. The Guttmacher Institute, a pro-abortion organization, noted in a study, that it could not find one instance of a late-term abortion done for health reasons. And, even more tragically, almost one-third of women who abort so late in pregnancy will do so again.

    Further, it is not rare. The Guttmacher Institute also reported that 1.2 percent of abortions were performed after 21 weeks. That number doesn’t seem so small or insignicant when it turns out to be 18,000 a year, or 50 a day. This is the excruciating death of actual human beings, too, we’re talking about….

    [Abortion advocates] also must be unaware of the fact that the United States is one of only seven nations which allows for abortions so late in term.


  • Ethika Politika takes aim at the Guttmacher Institute, which is fundraising to bring abortion to pro-life Uganda under the guise of lowering maternal mortality. EP says the facts do not support the verbiage used in the fundraising:

    But the evidence that GI cites in support of its advertising campaign is shaky enough to invite the question of whether contributing to it really will help improve the maternal mortality rate in Uganda — or so contends a recent C-Fam article. For example, in the past 25 years, the share of maternal deaths owing to abortion procedures has remained fairly stable, between 12 and 15 percent. And maternal mortality rates on the whole have fallen steadily since 1990, in spite of the exacerbating effects of HIV in the 1990s.

  • The Leading Edge points out the bias in the New Zealand media’s coverage of the physician-assisted suicide issue. Far from being balanced, their wording shows a bias toward legalizing assisted suicide, to the point of romanticizing “death with dignity”:

    It is widely known and understood that suicide contagion is a very serious problem, yet for the past few weeks we have been subjected to article after article in the mainstream media which told us that taking your own life is a courageous, heroic and good thing to aspire to or follow through on.

[Photos via, Ethika Politika]

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