Why pro-aborts think they're losing

Two interesting pieces in the last several days, "There is no women's movement," by Taylor Marsh at the Huffington Post, and "Why pro-choice is losing," at the Academic OB/GYN blog.

Basically, everything the pro-life movement is doing is coming together to effectively demoralize and defeat pro-aborts - legislation, billboards, protests, and persuasion(which we excel at here!).

Thumbnail image for healthcare prochoice dumped.jpgPassage of the Stupak Amendment followed by Obama's executive order codifying the Hyde Amendment apparently inflicted major psychological damage on at-large advocates of baby killing. Wrote Marsh, bitterly (and sloppily):

The last bastion to protecting women's rights has caved. But not because they don't have the majority to protect us; but because they don't feel our full rights are important enough to fight for and they don't have the will for the battle....

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A first: White House issues executive order on abortion in Spanish

white house exec order spanish.pngToday President Obama signed the "Decreto Ejecutivo -- la Ley de Protección al Paciente y Cuidado de Salud de Bajo Precio coincide con restricciones sobre el uso de fondos federales para el aborto."

In English that's, "Executive Order -- Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's Consistency with Longstanding Restrictions on the Use of Federal Funds for Abortion."

But for 45 minutes this afternoon Americans who only speak English wouldn't have known it, because the Spanish version was the only one up (click to enlarge)...

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Four reasons why I like the Mt. Vernon Statement


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Intern Andy's pro-life training workshop down under

Abortion is a worldwide tragedy that is being fought on many fronts. In New Zealand, the pro-life cause is being brought back to the forefront after years of having been largely ignored.

Andy's blog.pngOne of our interns, Andy, hails from NZ and is involved with Prolife NZ. He was a featured speaker at a recent pro-life training workshop and shares about the experience on his blog:

The day before the workshop we held a protest march (the first anti-abortion march in I don't know how long), against the Family Planning Association (Planned Parenthood equivalent). The FPA corporation... has applied to the Abortion Supervisory Committee for a license to commit chemical (RU486) abortions against mothers and their pre-born children up to 9 wks at its 30 clinics throughout NZ....

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New York magazine asks, "Just how pro-choice is America?" and answers, "Not so much"

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I'm surprised NARAL linked to this piece yesterday in New York magazine, calling it a "[t]hought-provoking piece." It's no-spin depressing for the other side, actually. The article is long but a good read. And, with a reminder that this was written by a pro-abort, it makes quite the convincing case for incrementalism. Stay strong, pro-lifers, we're winning. Here are some "choice" excerpts...

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Pro-aborts gloat as pro-life groups oppose Nevada personhood initiative

Well this is just lovely. It's always telling to me when pro-lifers and pro-aborts are on the same page, whether it's as in this case, incrementalists opposing a purist bill, or when purists (or incrementalists - it gets so confusing) oppose incrementalist bills like the SD abortion ban.

At any rate, read the headlines and weep. We're our own worst enemy, so upsetting...

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I'll let RH Reality Check revel in naming the culprits...

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Study: Newborns cry with accent learned in womb

From ABC News, November 5, one more problem for pro-aborts claiming preborns aren't human:

Think newborns just eat, sleep and wail the same way across the world? That's not so, according to a new study which found that babies cry with an accent within the first week of life.

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By recording cries of 60 babies born to French or German parents, researchers discovered that babies cry with the same "prosody" or melody used in their native language by the 2nd day of life.

French newborns in the study ended their cries with a lilt at the end typically heard in French.

German babies, however, started their cries intensely and dropped off at the end - much like the emphasis their German parents put in a sentence, according to a study published Thursday in Current Biology.

Experts in child development say the most exciting part of this discovery is not that infants recognize the melody of their language, but that the newborns may have the ability to use what they heard in the womb to then control their cries.

[HT: Nathan WS]

Newsweek examines Personhood movement

A November 2 Newsweek article more or less fairly portrays the personhood movement, aside from its title, that is...

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... and even the title shows the growing power of our youngest human beings, newly created 2-celled zygotes, certain to send shivers down the pro-abort spine.

Speaking of, no pro-aborts were interviewed for this piece. Interesting....

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Are abortion proponents smarter than a 2nd-grader? (um, no)

Josh Brahm's latest edition of Science Matters is not only hysterical and well done, it is also good ammo to keep in one's back pocket the next time a pro-abort claims the product of the union of human sperm and human egg is not a human...

Landmark graphic abortion display ends at liberal Berkeley

I wrote Monday that the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform had finally succeeded in bringing its Genocide Awareness Project graphic abortion photos display to one of the most liberal college campuses in the US, Berkeley.

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From the Daily Californian, today...

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Carve a pro-life pumpkin this Halloween

UPDATE, 12:18a: Here's a template for the pro-life pumpkin pictured below, courtesy of American Life League.
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American Life League has a boo-tiful idea: Carve a pro-life pumpkin this Halloween. I don't know why someone didn't think of this before. Explains ALL...

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High school/college contributors to pro-life magazine sought

Live Action is seeking high school and college students who would like to contribute writing and art to their student-run magazine, The Advocate, which is distributed nationwide. Over 30,000 copies of our most recent publication are in distribution and we expect and even great number for our next release.

the-advocate.jpgContributors who have their submissions published will also receive a cash prize of $250.

For their 6th issue, they are looking for the following pieces:

Pro-life artistic submissions:

  • Poetry
  • Cartoons
  • Sketches and Paintings
  • Photography
  • Anything that you believe would change hearts and minds if printed in a magazine!
  • Pro-life article submissions:...

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    James O'Keefe, undercover ACORN "pimp"... and pro-life activist

    UPDATE, 9/12, 7:05a: ABC News is reporting the Census Bureau has severed its relationship with ACORN. Go, James, change the world!
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    Those who watch Fox are aware of the video released yesterday showing Baltimore ACORN employees caught in an undercover video sting allegedly offering to help a pimp and prostitute evade tax laws and cover up sex trafficking of minor girls from El Salvador.

    Today a 2nd video was released, showing similar actions by Washington, D.C., ACORN staff.

    o'keefe.jpgSee both video stings at BigGovernment.com.

    The "pimp" in the videos is James O'Keefe. The name or face may not be familiar, but James has played a huge part in the pro-life activist movement of late. You may not know who James is, but you know his work.

    We 1st saw James in February 2008 when LiveAction.org released video of an undercover sting at UCLA's Ashe Center. James portrayed a student preparing for an orgy. Reported LiveAction...

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    Watch the Blood Money trailer

    I normally like to preview pro-life movies before publicizing them, but the director of Blood Money has made a special request that makes sense. He wrote me:

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    If abortion is the front line of the healthcare plan, we need to get people to see the trailer, where Dr. Clowes talks about the giant facilities being built by Planned Parenthood.

    [Also], we already have 3 distributors interested in seeing it once it is complete. So if we can show there is an interest in the public seeing it in theaters we will have a stronger case to present to them for doing so.

    So here's the trailer. It is very good, which bodes well for the movie. In the trailer is a snip of my dear friend Angele, whose story was told in the movie 22 Weeks, at 2:30. She was interviewed for Blood Money....

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    Pro-abort blog encourages pregnant mother to jump off abortion cliff

    UPDATE, 8/19, 3:22a: Shakesville has closed off comments due to this post. Following are the last 4. As I said yesterday, blogger Melissa chose her words carefully when soliciting advice for Kirsten, which she verified at the end of the thread (click to enlarge):

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    [HT: commenter Rachael C.]
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    Yesterday "abortion-positive" blogger Melissa at Shakesville posted a request from reader Kirsten, soon to be undergoing an RU-486 abortion, for affirmation with her decision because "she's a little anxious about the actual procedure." Careful wording, I thought. Not guilt that she will be killing her baby, just fear of the "actual procedure."

    Anti-choice Melissa didn't allow any, "Don't do it; everything will turn out ok" or "I regret my abortion" posts, so I'm hoping commenters here will fill that gap.

    Meanwhile, 3 of the comments struck me.

    From Red Queen

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    Since I'm one of "those women who use abortion as birth control" I can totally give you the run down on my experience.

    The pill was great. I took one at the clinic, the other at home a few hours later. Sometime after that I had some (relatively) mild cramping and tada. The only thing that was hard about it was that I bled for nearly 3 weeks afterwards....

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    Fresno 40 Days for Life '09 promo

    I appreciate excellent pro-life work, especially in the burgeoning world of video production.

    Here's one such, a promo produced by Josh Brahm for Fresno, CA's, upcoming 40 Days for Life:


    Great conversation starter: "Should we treat them differently?"

    Excellent "make 'em think" YouTube video just out by Justice for All with a great close that believe it or not will make you laugh...

    [HT: Josh Brahm]

    New pro-life website for kids

    mortonstrunk.jpgA new pro-life children's website has been launched to teach the importance of the sanctity of life and to show children the love of their heavenly Father.

    Morton's Trunk: Loving Life features a cartoon video entitled "Morton Hears the Womb," which presents a child-friendly explanation of the history of abortion as well as bad messages pregnant mothers in crisis are given by society. Most importantly, the cartoon ends with encouraging children to become involved in the fight. All this is presented in poetry form, similar to "Horton Hears a Who."...

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    New study: Preborn babies remember

    From the Washington Times July 16:

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    The unborn have memories, according to medical researchers who used sound and vibration stimulation, combined with sonography, to reveal that the human fetus displays short-term memory from at least 30 weeks gestation - or about 2 months before they are born....

    A call to NARAL Pro-Choice America for comment on the implications of the research was not returned....

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    Breaking news: CatholicVote.org releases 3rd "Imagine" ad

    Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for breaking.jpgTomorrow, July 16, is not only my son Tim's 27th birthday(!), it is the day 40 years ago Apollo 11 left on its historic mission to the moon.

    July 20 will mark the 40th anniversary of man's landing on the moon.

    So it is fitting, as you will now see, for CatholicVote.org to have unveiled its 3rd "Imagine" ad in Houston today, and it's just beautiful...

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    Obama and posse forced to drive by pro-life protest at Macomb College

    MonicaMilleratMacomb.jpgAccording to Dr. Monica Miller (pictured right) of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, yesterday's protest of Barack Obama at Macomb Community College in Warren, MI, was a great success:

    The protest was strategically placed - as Obama's motorcade went through the very entrance to the parking lot on the side of the street where CPLS members gathered to send this pro-abortion president a pro-life message....

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    Pro-life shout outs at Sotomayor hearing: good or bad?

    prolife protester sotomayor.jpgAltogether, 5 protesters - all pro-life - have disrupted Sonia Sotomayor's Supreme Court confirmation hearings, 4 yesterday and 1 today. On page 2 were yesterday's. Two came during Franken's statement (last clip), 1 of those being Norma McCorvey, aka Roe in Roe v. Wade...

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    Protest Obama Tuesday: Macomb Community College, MI

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    Citizens for a Pro-Life Society will picket President Obama TOMORROW at Macomb Community College in Warren, MI....

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    O'Reilly covers pro-life t-shirt controversy

    The good news is the controversy about the 7th grader suing her school to wear her pro-life t-shirt got 2-1/2 minutes of air time on The O'Reilly Factor last night.

    The other good news is neither O'Reilly nor Megyn Kelly considered the photos of preborn babies to be "graphic," as administrators at McSwain Elementary School in Merced, CA, asserted.

    The bad news is both O'Reilly and Kelly still came down on the school's side in this case. Both thought the shirt could be considered "disruptive," particularly to younger children, since this is a K-8 school. Both thought it was the photos that did the shirt in. Not mentioned was similar if not identical photos are in same school's textbooks.


    I disagree it was the photos alone that were problematic. I expect the 7th grader could have worn a wordless shirt with the same photos and been just fine. No, it was the combination of the word "ABORTION" with photos of beautiful preborn children that became "disruptive."

    [HT: Judie Brown of American Life League, which designed the t-shirt]

    Grisly plot uncovered in cemetery where Emmett Till buried

    emmett till before after.jpgEmmett Till is an important historical figure. It was photos of his disfigured, murdered 14-year-old body in Jet magazine that launched the civil rights movement in 1955. Pro-lifers use that example to explain the rationale for showing graphic photos of aborted babies.

    That's the backdrop for this horrible story from the Associated Press, today:

    Three gravediggers and a cemetery manager unearthed hundreds of corpses from a historic black cemetery south of Chicago, dumping some in a weeded area and double-stacking others in existing graves, in an elaborate scheme to resell the plots....

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    Frantic relatives of the deceased descended on Burr Oak Cemetery - the final resting place of lynching victim Emmett Till and blues singers Willie Dixon and Dinah Washington - in hopes someone could tell them their loved ones' remains were not among the pile of bones that littered a remote area of the property in Alsip, 12 miles south of Chicago....

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    RH Reality Check: "Jill Stanek doesn't want to prevent abortions"

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    Where to begin...

    I've been writing quite a bit on the new pro-abort tactic of wanting to find "common ground" on abortion.

    One initial problem is the "common ground" parameters pro-aborts unilaterally set (kind of a "common ground" deal breaker from the get-go, I'd say) disallow any conversation on abortion when discussing "common ground" - on abortion. The closest they will allow is discussion of "reducing the need for abortion," but that cannot mean "reducing the number of abortions," no.

    malachi.jpgI say we discuss what Americans would consider "common ground" on this topic, such as banning 3rd trimester abortions, sex-selection abortions, and race-based abortions.

    Americans by-and-large agree those are bad. Americans also by-and-large agree parental involvement laws are good as are laws mandating informed consent before abortion.

    Americans would be surprised to learn the abortion lobby disagrees, which is why we can't discuss abortion when trying to find "common ground" - on abortion. Americans would be shocked to learn hard core pro-aborts even disagree that aborting a baby who would otherwise be born under the wrong zodiac sign is wrong.

    But I digress....

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    "Requiem for the disappeared"

    On June 29 Citizens for a Pro-life Society posted "Requiem for the disappeared" on YouTube. It juxtaposes video of a funeral held in May 2008 for 23 aborted babies found earlier that year in dumpsters of MI late-term abortionist Alberto Hodari with video of the actual retrievals and babies' remains.

    I was struck by the song playing in the background, how perfect both the melody and words were for the video ("Do you see me? Do you know who I am? Do you hear me? Did you show me?.... Tell me who I am." - read all on page 2) It wasn't until I read the credits that I saw the lyrics were composed by CPLS Director Dr. Monica Miller, music by Mark Cabrera and Peter Mulka, vocals by Peter Mulka, and produced by Mediatrix Records. Wow. The video was also excellently produced.

    So sad, so angering...

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    7th grader sues school to wear pro-life t-shirt

    UPDATE, 7/9, 9:20a: People have asked if this t-shirt is still available. I checked with American Life League, and there are 10 XLs left and "a boatload" of XXLs. They're cheap ($5.50). Order here.
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    From Fox News, July 6 (Can't believe Fox called these images "graphic."):

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    Anna Amador has gone to court on behalf of her daughter, who she says was ordered by her principal to change her shirt on "National Pro-Life T-Shirt Day." The shirt the girl was wearing displays two graphic pictures of a fetus growing in the womb....

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    Taliban committing postbirth abortions

    Pro-aborts should have no trouble with this, since they already support the killing of preborn children pretty much the same way. From the Washington Times today:

    Pakistan's top Taliban leader, Baitullah Mehsud, is buying children as young as 7 to serve as suicide bombers in the growing spate of attacks against Pakistani, Afghan and U.S. targets, U.S. Defense Department and Pakistani officials say.

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    A Pakistani official, who spoke on the condition that he not be named because of the sensitive nature of the topic, said the going price for child bombers was $7k to $14k - huge sums in Pakistan, where per-capita income is about $2,600 a year....

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    Shots fired

    On Saturday, commenter and friend HisMan alerted me to a story and photo of a baby being delivered by emergency c-section after being shot and killed en utero through his mother. The shooting supposedly occurred during the rioting in Iran over the election of Ahmadinejad.

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    By Sunday morning the photo had been removed...

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    Politically correct visual of carnage

    Reported the Daily News June 21:

    They call her Neda, which means 'voice' in Farsi, and her death has become the central rallying cry of the Iranian rebellion.

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    The pretty teenage girl killed by what appears to be a single sniper shot on the streets of Tehran Saturday is now a potent symbol for pro-democracy protesters battering the Islamic regime.

    Her quick and brutal death in the arms of her howling father was captured on close-up video, posted to Facebook and sent to computer screens across the world....

    Iconic posters of her dead face, open-eyed and bloody, were carried by demonstrators in Los Angeles and NYC within hours....

    The expat said her name was Neda Soltani, a 16-year-old philosophy student....

    One of the many other videos... captured Neda in the last moments of her life, standing on a curb with her silver-haired father, simply watching the protesters go by.

    Neda's martyrdom has the potential to be a galvanizing event....

    WARNING: The following :40 video is gruesome....

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    Pro-life elementary student's account of harassment

    Jack Yoest at Reasoned Audacity wrote yesterday about Americans United for Life's work to protect the freedom of conscience of health care providers as well as "school-age children."

    AUL is headed by wife Charmaine. Charmaine and Jack have combined chromosomes to produce 1 very cool and spunky pro-life kid, affectionately known as The Diva.

    Yoest posted a video I hadn't seen, although I'd read the story, of their "union-backed local elementary school" administration's attempt to censor The Diva for wearing a pro-life t-shirt on American Life League's Pro-Life T-Shirt Day last year. Here is her first-person account:

    I particularly loved The Diva's answer to, "What would you tell a kindergartner who saw your t-shirt?"

    Pro-lifers protest Obama at AMA convention

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    With only 2 days notice, 70 pro-lifers assembled to protest Barack Obama's speech at the American Medical Association convention in Chicago yesterday. Obama came to push his socialized health care scheme, which the abortion industry is angling to include taxpayer funded abortions. Click photos to enlarge....

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    Pro-life bad boys goin' to jail

    Last September I wrote about American Right to Life protesters entering Focus on the Family headquarters and refusing to leave. This resulted in their arrest.

    artl protester.jpgFOTF prosecuted, and the guilty verdict was handed down May 8. Sentencing came June 10. According to the Associated Press:

    Judge Spencer Gresham sentenced Kenneth Scott to 11 days in jail and Rev. Bob Enyart to 9 days for their role in a Sept. 4 protest against FOTF founder James Dobson's decision to endorse GOP presidential candidate John McCain.

    Gresham also fined Enyart's brother Brian $100, which he agreed to pay....

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    Alert: Protest Obama's speech tomorrow at AMA convention, Chicago

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    Tomorrow, June 15, President Obama will address delegates at the American Medical Association annual convention in Chicago to push his abortion-funding socialized health care plan.

    The Pro-Life Action League is sponsoring a protest outside the Hyatt Regency, 151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, at 10:30a CST, where and when Obama will speak.

    Lest you doubt Obama's intentions, the last 2 Planned Parenthood weekly email alerts have been about the health care plan. Read this one. The intention to include abortion in nationalized health care couldn't be any more clear. (Yet isn't it interesting, as always, that the A-word is awol.) Click twice to enlarge...

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    2009 March for Life documentary: "Thine Eyes"

    From ThineEyes.org comes a newly released documentary of the 2009 36th Annual March for Life - available for viewing on YouTube...

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    Thine Eyes was professionally filmed and edited using 6 cameras.

    What is Thine Eyes all about and why was it filmed?...

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    Squeamy guts

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    Of all the hate mail I got last week, this one most amused me.

    I'm posting it not so much to prove I have guts, because I'm not actually sure what Mr. Belanger thought he wrote that I would be afraid to post.

    No, I'm posting it to rebut a tired common argument the other side tosses that some of us fall prey to: "How many babies have you adopted?" as if one has to earn the right to try to protect a child from being murdered....

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    CUA debate between George/Kmiec

    UPDATE, 5/29, 5:30a: CSPAN is currently featuring video of yesterday's "discussion" between Profs. Robert George and Doug Kmiec about Obama, Catholics, and the Life issue. The Catholic University of America states the video can be viewed on its site, but the link isn't working for me at the moment.
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    michael thinking.JPGUPDATE, 5/28, 6p: Professor Michael New (who got me in to this gig!) wants to say a few words about the debate:

    Jill is being very brave by giving me permission to guest post. Here are a few quick thoughts.

    The format could have been better. Essentially it did not allow for much dialogue between George and Kmiec, which was a bit disappointing....

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    Indiana pro-life protesters to picket Obama's fundraiser after Notre Dame appearance

    Notre Dame isn't the only Indiana function Barack Obama will attend this Sunday.

    westin protest slide 1.JPGObama is also scheduled to headline a Democrat fundraiser at the Westin Hotel in Indianapolis at 4p EST for 4 Democrat reps. Tickets range from $250 to $5k.

    And Intercessors for Life picketers will be there as well, to remind Obama and his followers - free of charge - exactly what the man supports: abortion in all its glory.

    Email Rudy Guerrero for details on meeting place. Time to meet will be 3-3:30p EST....

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    Defeating political ridicule

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    [Barack Obama explaining Saul Alinsky's power analysis, Tony'sTruth.com]

    Pro-lifers here are well aware many if not most pro-aborts who comment at this site do so in the form of ridicule. So it would be well for all to read Kyle-Ann Shiver's excellent primer in the American Thinker today, "Defeating political ridicule."...

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    Breaking news: Pro-life ad to air during American Idol finale

    Thumbnail image for breaking.jpgThere was great news at yesterday's National Catholic Prayer Breakfast. According to NCRegister.com:

    EWTN's Raymond Arroyo announced that this new pro-life video ad has been accepted for broadcast on the closing episode of American Idol.

    Produced by CatholicVote.org as part of its series of "Imagine the Potential" ads, the new ad promotes adoption by highlighting famous people who were themselves adopted.

    The ad is fabulous! You'll watch it more than once...

    Continued NCRegister.com...

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    Announcing SBA List's 1st pro-life video contest

    The Susan B. Anthony List has launched its 1st pro-life video contest, entitled Lia's Challenge, named for 12-year-old Lia Mills who wrote and recorded a now well-known pro-life speech last year.

    This contest will encourage the next generation of pro-life leaders to use their minds, hearts, and talents to advance the culture of life. Videos will be posted on YouTube.

    Two entrants will win, each receiving a $1000 scholarship! C'mon, finals are over. Start knocking off next year's tuition!

    Deadline to enter is May 22. Download a promotional flyer here.


    Talking smart about Obama's Supreme Court pick

    aul logo.jpgCharmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life, sent a letter to Senate Democrat Judiciary Committee chairman Patrick Leahy yesterday that was pretty brilliant....

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    Kathy Ireland explains pro-life position

    Jill and Huck.jpgI spoke at the excellent NJ Right to Life annual banquet Friday night along with Gov. Mike Huckabee and Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life.

    Gov. Huckabee and I had an opportunity to get to know one another a bit at a pre-dinner reception when people had their picture taken with us. Between shots we chatted, having never met. What a personable man!

    So when Gov. Huckabee asked if I had seen the segment on his April 12 Fox cable show with Kathy Ireland I thought, Rats! I didn't get a chance to put that clip up! even though I'd heard about it.

    Gov. Huckabee said Ireland made the best concise case for the pro-life issue he had ever heard.

    So here I am, finally posting Kathy Ireland's interview from Gov. Huckabee's show. First, the most relevant clips as shown and reported on by Josh Brahm of CA Right to Life and Science Matters....

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    College prof demo: 500 "murdered" balloons for 50 million aborted children

    tarrant.jpgTarrant County College is TX's 6th largest college or university, located in Ft. Worth.

    I was previously unaware of Dada Day , aka Day de Dada, but from what I can gather it is usually held April 1 and is a performance art gathering where "poets, painters, filmmakers, and performers join[ ] forces to challenge conventions of society and art," according to La Pittura.

    That helps me better understand the nature of Professor Eduardo Aguilar Dada Day interactive art performance, according to the Tarrant school newspaper, The Collegian:

    [He] began inflating balloons early that morning and... attached labels identifying which balloons represented which [endangered] wildflower....

    Aguilar explained his interactive performance.

    "The next step is to liberate the air from the balloons. This will be done to the tune of... Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture."

    When all 500 balloons were inflated, the students, faculty and staff present were handed toothpicks....

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    Life Training Institute

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    The Life Training Institute, a Christian pro-life apostolate featuring Scott Klusendorf and Dr. Julie Parton, is an invaluable resource for pro-lifers. Scott is a pro-life speaker who can be heard on YouTube here and here.

    LTI distributes a wonderful podcast dealing with pro-life arguments and responses to pro-choice arguments. Some of the issues that they have
    dealt with in detail are...

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    CBR attends Daytona 500

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    The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform thought the Daytona 500, held February 15 at the Daytona International Speedway in FL, provided a good opportunity to educate 185,000 NASCAR fans on the truth about abortion....

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    The latest from Lila Rose and Live Action Films

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  • Live Action Films, led by UCLA pro-life spitfire Lila Rose, has put together a fabulous map spotlighting Planned Parenthood's criminal activity around the country. Click on the map, right, to go to the link.

  • Live Action Films issued a press release yesterday stating it "has provided the full, unedited footage from a recent investigation of a Tucson PP clinic to the offices of the AZ Attorney General and the Pima County Attorney. The tapes show PP covering up a reported case of sexual abuse of a 15-year-old girl, and were made public last week. Read my blog post and view the video here....

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  • Out of the mouths of babes defending younger babes...

    by Carder

    ... comes a summary of pro-life talking points.

    Notice the lack of um's, ah's and uh's so characteristic of a certain leader of the free world.

    Agree with Ace of Spades, "I don't think the arguments are novel but the case is well-made. And dang, she's a very poised public speaker."

    Sadly, the power of her cuteness is not enough to stifle the unleashing of vile YouTube comments. Mom had to disable comments this morning because of them.

    [HT: The Other McCain via Ace of Spades and Hot Air]

    Beam me up, Scotty, I see the light

    gary graham.gifOn January 27 actor Gary Graham wrote an incredible op ed on Breitbart's Big Hollywood professing his belief in the sanctity of human life while confessing he "paid for three of them [abortions] and was responsible for probably several more." In his piece Graham makes a plethora of solid pro-life points, displaying sound knowledge on pro-life apologics, human biology, and politics. Good for him. I imagine his writing stuff like this comes with great professional and personal risks.

    Read Graham's bio here. It states he is probably best known for his role as Det. Matt Sikes in the tv series Alien Nation and subsequent Alien Nation tv movies. Trekkie fans will know Graham for his recurring character Ambassador Soval in Star Trek: Enterprise.

    Read Graham's column on page 2 (swear words tempered, but be prepared)...

    [HT: LifeSiteNews.com via reader Mary Ann M.]

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    "Protect" people from photos of aborted babies?

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    This is the height of insanity. College pro-life activists wanted simply to display photos of preborn babies being slaughtered, and school officials are now suing them to "protect" people from seeing the atrocity? Right. Let's use the law to "protect" people from viewing legally unprotected babies being torn limb from limb. What's more, as the photo above shows, the activists warned people what was ahead to give them the "choice" whether or not to view the human atrocities.

    From the Calgary Herald, February 2...

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    Memorial: 50 million pennies for 50 million babies aborted

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    From the Clarion-Ledger, December 2:

    There's a half million dollars sitting on the corner of Mississippi and President streets [in Jackson, MS], but no one could possibly steal it.

    That's because the cash is in the form of pennies - 50 million of them - that collectively weigh 156 tons.

    The coins, which fill a glass house on the grounds of the Mississippi Baptist Convention building, provide a visual reminder of the number of abortions performed in the United States since the Roe vs. Wade decision in 1973. [Photo above shows memorial with only 26 million pennies in 2007.]...

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    40 Days for Life Fall 2008 report

    With the dysfunctional pro-life movement arguing and even countermanding one another over strategy, the one area I see where all are in agreement and working together is the 40 Days for Life campaign. Only 4 years old, it has shown phenomenal success.

    The plan is simple. Once in the spring leading up to Easter and again in the fall, 40-day prayer vigils are held, some round-the-clock, at abortion mills.

    With the election of Barack Obama and overwhelming Democrat seizure of congressional control, legislation and policies will become literal dead zones for the next couple years at the very least. One critical way to stop abortion despite pro-abort politicians and courts is to starve it at its source: the abortion clinic.

    Here is David Bereit's video report for the Fall 2008 campaign.

    The successes were great...

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    Buy your March for Life t-shirts now

    The "official" March for Life t-shirts have just been made available from ProLifeWorld.com. Only $15 each. Order now for yourself or group. The graphics and messages are great.

    Someday these will be collectors' items in remembrance of a day of infamy that no longer holds meaning: January 22, 1973, when the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion on demand by judicial fiat in all 50 states throughout all 9 months of pregnancy by its Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions. Click to enlarge.

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    Sorry, Allegheny College students won't know better now

    UPDATE, 11/24, 12:10p: Add another college to the censorship list, this time a Catholic one. Per DFW Catholic:

    "We're saddened to learn Gonzaga University, a Catholic school, has refused to accept We Know Better Now, our pro-life advertising supplement for 'The Gonzaga Bulletin,'" said Joe Langfeld, Deputy Director for Human Life Alliance....

    When asked to run the advertising supplement, officials from The Gonzaga Bulletin rejected the inserts stating, "There are articles in the insertion that cast a negative light on various organizations or individuals. While these statements may be true, we simply cannot insert them in our paper per our advertising policies."...

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    PA's Allegheny College has decided it knows better than to allow a 12-page pro-life insert by Human Life Alliance called We Know Better Now into its student newspaper....

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    Students for Life announces video contest winners

    Explained today's Students for Life of America press release:

    This fall, Students for Life of America hosted the first annual Pro-Life Video Activism Contest. The goal was to inject YouTube.com with pro-life videos produced by students (currently enrolled in either high school or college) all over the U.S. to help educate Americans about Planned Parenthood and the stances the presidential candidates had taken on abortion issues.

    The students were asked to produce videos under 10 minutes in length based on one of two categories: De-funding Planned Parenthood or Pro-Life Voting in the 2008 Election.... [for] cash prizes ranging from $500 to $2000.

    These are great!

    1st place, $2,000: University of Florida Pro-Life Alliance, a video documenting some of history's greatest tragedies, from famine to genocide, and challenges today's generation to take up the key human rights issue of our time, the rights of preborn children.

    2nd place, $1,500: John Paul the Great Students for Life, a video supporting CO's personhood amendment based on science - our DNA....

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    "Fractures within antiabortion movement helped doom ballot initiatives"

    This is just scandalous. Not only did pro-life actions against the SD abortion ban stop it, but they likely stopped all future efforts. Reported Medical News Today yesterday:

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    The defeat of abortion ballot measures across the country - such as SD's Initiated Measure 11 to ban virtually all abortions in the state - may have been the result of divisions among antiabortion groups, the Tennessean reports.

    Opposition to the measure in SD came from the antiabortion groups American Life League and SD Right to Life. The groups did not support the measure because of its exceptions to the abortion ban - cases of rape or incest or in narrowly defined instances "to preserve the health or life of the woman."...

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    "Note to Jill Stanek: 'Tri' = 'Three'"

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    A couple days ago Kim H. at Feministing wrote a critique of my column last week, which I ignored frankly because it was foolish and not very original.

    Silliest of all was Kim's inability to grasp the meaning of my hyperbolic ("a figure of speech that is an exaggeration") use of the terminology "4th trimester" abortions in the 1st paragraph, to describe, as I explained in the 2nd paragraph, Barack Obama's support of "abandoning abortion survivors to die."

    Kim had to let me know, "'Tri' means three."

    I was disappointed Kim didn't appreciate my creative flair (although I must give credit to Fr. Frank Pavone for 1st coining the "4th trimester" term) but could only comprehend the dimension in front of her, the black and white on the screen.

    But now I'm getting heckled by some of Kim's like-nonminded friends who don't understand what I meant either, even though I was kind enough to explain it for crowd densities. For instance, Lauren A. of Michigan Technological University emailed me this morning to wonder, "What, pray tell, is a fourth trimester?"

    And then came a not very nice note from Rosie W.-G....

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    "This picture haunts me"

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    I received this today...

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    5 Pro-/Anti-life referendums to watch results

    Preserving the sanctity of human life in America lost 5 for 5. Following are results as of 6a.

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    CA: Proposition 4, Abortion Waiting Period and Parental Notification Initiative, aka Sarah's Law; lost in 2005 and 2006; Los Angeles Times reported November 1 was winning slightly 45% to 43%; CBS News reported November 3 was losing 46% to 40% with 7% undecided.

    RESULT: FAILED (52.7% to 47.3% with 88.8% of votes counted)
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    CO: Amendment 48, Colorado Equal Rights Amendment, defines personhood as beginning at conception; Denver Post reported November 1 it was losing by a wide margin, "Nearly 2/3... of voters... against.... 25% supported... and 12%... undecided."

    RESULT: FAILED (72% to 27%, with 86% of votes counted)
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    MI: Proposition 2, Stem Cell Initiative, would allow experimentation of abandoned embryos from fertility clinics; Detroit Free Press and WDIV-TV reported November 2 was winning 51% to 40%.

    RESULT: APPROVED (52% to 48%, with 87% of votes counted)
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    SD: Initiated Measure 11, Abortion Ban Initiative, would make abortions illegal except tightly written allowances; Argus Leader reported October 26 voters were evenly split 44% to 44% with 12% undecided.

    RESULT: FAILED (55% to 45% latest count with 80% of votes counted)
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    WA: Initiative 1000, Death with Dignity, would allow physician assisted suicide; winning handily according to all polls.

    RESULT: APPROVED (58% to 42% with 48% of votes counted)

    US Senate candidate's graphic abortion ad airing now aired yesterday

    UDPATE, 10/31, 11a: No surprise, YouTube pulled the Koppie ad, even though it aired on network television. It is available here now for viewing and embedding.

    About the airing the Koppie campaign reported:

    It aired about 6:29pm, set off and apart from the other billion political ads with, "The following commercial may not be suitable for children."... Chad needs to recover a few hundred more to get him out of the hole for this ad, but he's already eyeing a Monday ad on the Today Show ($1000). Ellen is only $510. If there's more $, he'll buy more ads.

    Donate here.
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    UPDATE, 10/30, 7:30a: The campaign notified me that due to a technical glitch, Koppie's ad didn't run on NBC last night but will run tonight.
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    October 29: A campaign ad for IL Constitution Party US Senate candidate Chad Koppie that contains graphic images of aborted babies is scheduled to air 1x tonight during Chicago NBC News 6p hour, right before Barack Obama's 30 minute pitch...

    A campaign spokeswoman told me stations are required by law to run federal candidates' ads, and this appears so. According to FactCheck.org...

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    "Unborn baby" or "Fetus"? It depends on the audience

    ... or perhaps it depends on the editor. Despite the tragic story it was reporting, The Tenneseean still had to maintain political correctness when reporting it in its print edition in liberal Nashville:

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    But when reporting the story online The Tennessean went the compassionate route...

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    22 Weeks screenings

    UPDATE, 10/28, 7:40a: WorldNetDaily.com has more info on 22 Weeks, including the fact a screening before Congress is planned January 22, 2009, the 36th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision.
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    I began writing about the death of Baby Rowan soon after it happened in 2005, having received a call from his distraught mother, who had an instant change of heart when seeing her baby.

    He was aborted in an Orlando, FL, abortion clinic toilet and survived for several minutes. The Born Alive Infants Protection Act should have protected him but didn't. State and federal prosecutors failed him. Clinic workers went so far as to turn away EMTs at the mill door who the mother had called to help her baby.

    Now a short movie has been made of that tragedy, 22 Weeks. Here's the trailer...

    I've previewed 22 Weeks. It is excellently directed and acted and is a devastating story to watch, particularly when knowing it really happened.

    22 Weeks will be screened twice in the coming days...

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    Recap of Pro-life Day of Solidarity

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    October 21 was the student Pro-life Day of Solidarity. How did it go?

    Bryan Kemper of StandTrue.com reported 250,000 students on 4,700 campuses in 25 countries not only stood as silent witnesses to 1/3 of their generation now dead by abortion but for all babies aborted.

    Bryan reported at least 49 babies were saved. Here are stories of a few...

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    MD county halts sign ordinance during pro-life lawsuit

    md protest 11.jpgI reported in August that 18 pro-lifers were arrested while peacefully conducting a Truth Tour picket (pictured right) in Hartford Co., MD.

    Even as pro-abort commenters here argued in vain against the pro-lifers' First Amendment rights by saying they violated some highway law, the county and City of Bel Air tried to quietly drop charges 10 days later.

    No dice. The pro-lifers sued.

    Now, WorldNetDaily.com reported yesterday....

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    Student Pro-Life Day of Solidarity TOMORROW

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    There is still time to register your middle school, high school, or college for the 5th annual Pro-Life Day of Solidarity TOMORROW, sponsored by StandTrue.com.

    TOMORROW students all over the world will silently protest abortion by wearing red duct tape, a red arm band, and/or a pro-life t-shirt . There are also flyers to download and distribute to explain the silence. Home school students can participate by distributing flyers at malls and other public places....

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    Nathan

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    I used to list my friend Nathan's pro-life blog on my blogroll. We became email friends first and then met last year at a pro-life event in OR.

    We went to dinner and laughed with friends at a great organic restaurant (where I discovered organic beer is even better than beer laden with artificial ingredients and preservatives).

    Quirkily, Nathan and I share a love of the scent lavendar. He gave me a bottle of lavendar lotion he made (which is sadly almost gone).

    Nathan told me he had emerged from the homosexual community and still battled feelings I couldn't understand but empathized with.

    A few months back, Nathan returned to the homosexual lifestyle. He and I have played phone tag ever since. I wanted him to know I was still his friend.

    Yesterday on his blog Nathan answered the question, "Am I still pro-life?" Opening the post, I was afraid I'd be hurt by what he had to say, but I was not. Here is an excerpt...

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    CO's personhood amendment update

    These 4 new ads are fabulous, all promoting CO's Personhood Amendment 48, which simply states, "The term 'Person' or 'Persons' shall include any human from the time of fertilization."


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    Help SD's Vote Yes For Life

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    For the 2nd time pro-lifers have introduced an initiative to ban abortion in SD. The 2006 initiative lost 56-44%. Exit polls showed it would have won had it included exceptions.

    The 2008 ban includes tightly scripted exceptions. In a poll conducted September 18, it was winning with likely voters 49-41%....

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    FRC Vote Values Summit

    UPDATE, 9/14, 5:30a: Yesterday afternoon I participated in an otherwise all boys bloggers panel (and bragged on my moderators!).

    Left to right: Jill; Kevin McCullough of Musclehead Revolution; Ed Morrisey of Hot Air; Ross Douthat of The Atlantic; and Joe Carter of Liberty Wire and The Evangelical Outpost...

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    Last night Daena and I attended a gala honoring Christian stalwart and Prison Fellowship Ministries founder Chuck Colson, where I met Bill Bennett, one of the speakers honoring him....

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    Plan ahead: Pro-life day of solidarity

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    October 21 will mark the 4th annual Pro-Life Day of Solidarity, sponsored by StandTrue.com.

    On that day students ranging from grade school to college all over the world will silently protest abortion by wearing red duct tape, a red arm band, and/or a pro-life t-shirt . There are also flyers to download and distribute to explain the silence.

    Register now and start getting friends on board. So far 1,708 schools are participating.

    If a school forbids the activity, Pro-Life Day of Solidarity has legal help available.

    Trig

    I've been meaning to post this for a few days, very touching. By Rich Lowry of National Review Online, August 31:

    I found the Palin event Friday incredibly moving. Partly because of Trig.

    The sentimentalist in me would be willing to see anyone who is loving and unselfish enough to welcome a Down kid into their family elevated to high office.

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    When I was thinking of Trig, I was reminded of an encounter I had a couple of weeks ago on the Delta Shuttle from Washington to New York. It was a mostly empty plane, but I went all the back to the very emptiest part of the plane to spread out and enjoy the quiet. And there was a man sitting in the very back row who immediately piped up, "Hi. I'm Ian. Would you like to sit next to me?"

    He was a guy with Down Syndrome, maybe in his twenties. I declined the offer, but we struck up a conversation. He was going to New York for a family celebration, including for his birthday. I told him I had a birthday coming up too and he lit up and came over to vigorously shake my hand in congratulations - more delighted by my birthday than his own....

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    American Right to Life stages sit-in at Dobson's office

    Sigh... I have good friends and respected pro-life colleagues who are members of American Right to Life. They did such a good job establishing credibility with their Sheets of Shame huge pro-life sign at the Denver National Convention, and then they had to do this. It's as if they can't handle respect.

    From the Associated Press, September 4:

    Eight people have been escorted by police from the lobby of Focus on the Family headquarters in Colorado Springs after showing up to protest an endorsement by the group's founder.

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    About a dozen protesters from American Right to Life Action arrived at Focus around 7:45 a.m. Thursday. Two hours later, 8 of the protesters went inside the building and refused to leave.

    Officers escorted them out a short time later.

    The ARLA says Focus founder Dr. James Dobson violated a pledge to God to never back a candidate who supports abortion. Dobson recently said on his radio show that he would "pull the lever for John McCain" if the election were held today.

    The group charges McCain voted to approve abortion funding for pregnancies stemming from rape or incest.

    ARTL is talking about McCain's vote on the Hyde Amendment....

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    Punished with a baby

    I now know what Barack Obama was thinking when he said he wouldn't want his daughters "punished with a baby" if they "ma[d]e a mistake" and had premarital sex.

    How sad that he surely had his own tribe, liberals, in mind, who sure know how to mete punishment with vicious aplomb in such case.

    palin family.jpgThanks to a soap opera script on Daily Kos that Sarah Palin faked her pregnancy with now four-month-old son Trig to cover for his real mother, her 17-year-old daughter Bristol, the Palin family was forced to announce today that unmarried Bristol is five months pregnant.

    The announcement was wonderful, in sharp contrast to Obama's thought of his own grandchild who might be conceived in a similar situation...

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    "Sheets of Shame" huge pro-life sign gets international attention

    Here's a time lapse video by Jason T. of American Right to Life pro-lifers unfurling the gigantic Sheets of Shame protest sign on a mountainside overlooking the Democrat National Convention in Denver on August 26:

    Here was the most objective news coverage, from Denver's NBC affiliate, 9News...

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    Pro-life animated video

    Here's an creative new way to get our message out, animation. The words to the song could have been tightened a tad, but the concept is good. It was the Speed Raceresque animation that grabbed me, particularly toward the end:


    Pregnant mom killed, baby lives

    From the Associated Press, August 14:

    A pregnant New York City traffic agent was struck by a van, run over by a bus and killed on Thursday, but doctors were able to save her baby.

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    Police said Donnette Sanz, 33, was 7 months pregnant when she was struck by a van in the Bronx and pushed in front of a bus, which ran her over.

    Witnesses said onlookers lifted the bus and pulled Sanz from under it...

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    Truth Tour pro-life picketers arrested

    Here's how the Baltimore Sun reported the story on August 2:

    Eighteen anti-abortion protesters were arrested yesterday after they marched among cars stopped at red lights in Harford County and refused to disperse, state police said.

    And here's how SocietyandReligion.com reported the incident on August 3:

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    Eighteen pro-lifers participating in the MD Face the Truth Tour were arrested without warning by Hartford County State Troopers in the city of Bel Air, MD on... August 1....

    It was during the last tour stop of the week-long event, sponsored by Defend Life when a State Trooper named Bradley approached the group and told them to move and put away their signs or they would be arrested. In an effort to comply, group leader Jack Ames gathered the group and moved down the road, into the city limits of Bel Air....

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    "beingHUMAN: 40 Days for Life II" airs tonight

    40 days.jpgWhether or not you have cable, you can watch the 30-minute documentary "beingHUMAN: 40 Days for Life II" tonight on EWTN at 6:30p EST.

    Instructions how to watch the show via the Internet are posted on page 2.

    "beingHUMAN" will spotlight the highly successful 40 Days for Life campaign....

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    Not so smart: Planned Parenthood holds Truth Truck hostage

    Here's a good one, as reported by Operation Rescue Saturday:

    Operation Rescue's Truth Truck, driven by Mark Gietzen, caused a stir the St. Louis Planned Parenthood abortion mill on Saturday, July 19, when he drove onto their parking lot and parked near the front door as abortion-bound women entered the facility.

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    Security guards for PP immediately rushed to close the parking lot's iron gates to prevent the Truth Truck from leaving while they summoned the police....
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    Face the Truth

    Right now my beloved friends at Pro-Life Action League are conducting their 9th annual Face the Truth Tour in the Chicago area. I always participate in this tour, but this year I can't since I'm in DC. But I really miss it.

    Here is a 2-part excellent professional video presentation of the FTT Tours and their rationale. The 2nd video shows drivers complaining and answers questions re: children and malcontents (including some pro-lifers) being forced to see graphic images of aborted babies.


    [HT: Nancy W.]

    (Prolifer)ations 7-16-08

    Thumbnail image for blog buzz.jpgby Colleen W.

    On the blogs today...

  • Forest Nymph links to a Wall Street Journal editorial on the NAACP and abortion. William McGurn says:

    Just imagine if this institution used its voice and resources to ensure that, beside all those Planned Parenthood clinics located in our minority neighborhoods, African-American women could find another kind of place. A place not unlike Good Counsel - where a scared young pregnant woman could carry her baby to term, complete her education, train for a new job, and be treated with the love and respect that a mother needs and deserves.

    Read more about the Cincinnati NAACP protest here.

  • Following up on a previous (Prolifer)ations post as well as a post by Jill, this from Monica Miller at Citizens for a Pro-life Society...

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  • Seven abortions

    I've said before the UK press is much more willing to report and evaluate abortion honestly.

    angela simmons.jpgYesterday's Daily Mail had this story: "Emotional toll: A young mother tells of the devastating legacy of having seven abortions."

    You would never see such a story in the US MSM, even though such stories abound. This article spotlights that the American press is sabotaging an entire segment of the conversation about abortion.

    As you read the story makes points studies repeatedly demonstrate but liberals repeatedly shun or deny...

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    Pro-life philanthropist announces Life Prizes

    Press release received today:

    The Gerard Health Foundation will award up to $600,000 in prizes to one to six individuals or organizations distinguishing themselves in preserving a culture of life.

    Natick, MA - The Gerard Health Foundation today unveiled Life Prizes, a program that will award up to $600,000 to those who have succeeded in awakening the conscience of America to uphold and preserve the sanctity of human life through their leadership and advances in public advocacy, scientific research, outreach and public disclosure activities, legal action and other noteworthy achievements....

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    Weekend question

    weekend question.jpgThe Los Angeles Times reported July 3:

    The 1st Amendment rights of two anti-abortion activists were violated when they were ordered to stop circling a Rancho Palos Verdes [CA] middle school in a truck displaying graphic photos of aborted fetuses, a federal appellate court ruled Wednesday....

    [A] U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel unanimously ruled that school officials and sheriff's deputies violated the men's free speech rights by ordering them to leave the school's neighborhood....

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    Not a crocodile fetus?

    The technical term for a preborn crocodile is fetus. When born it is called a hatchling. Someone needs to tell AOL to stop the conservative crocodile spin. The following story demonstrates it is trying to humanize crocodiles. Why, look at this article's title: "Baby crocs communicate before hatching." Shameful.

    Meanwhile, MSM continues to dehumanize preborn humans by calling them embryos and fetuses. And imagine an MSM article exploring preborn human communication. Ain't gonna happen.

    From AOL, today:

    The sounds "umph, umph, umph" might not resonate with you, but for baby crocodiles still in their shells, they are telling mom, "Let us out!"

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    Biologists have known that shortly before hatching, crocodiles make noises within their eggs. A new study, which involved playbacks of the pre-hatching calls, reveals these calls from the egg tell siblings it's time to hatch and tell moms it's time to uncover the nest....

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    Pro-aborts detest ProChoice.com

    Pro-aborts are lambasting ProChoice.com because it presents the other options to unplanned pregnancies.

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    Since when do pro-aborts own the term? They push one choice, abortion, and we push the 2 other choices, parenthood and adoption. We're 1/3 more pro-choice than they are.

    But writes our high strung friend Jessica at Feministing.com...

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    Ovulation caught on film

    ovulation 2.jpgCan't believe scientists had such a basic human function as ovulation wrong. Just goes to show science has a lot still to learn about a woman's reproductive cycle. (And if they had this wrong, how much do they not yet know about the birth control pill's mode(s) of action?)

    From Sify News:

    A researcher associated with the Catholic University of Louvain in Brussels has accidentally captured the images showing the production of an egg inside a woman's body, something known as 'ovulation' in medical terminology.

    Jacques Donnez has revealed that he captured the event while preparing to carry out a partial hysterectomy on a 45-year-old woman.

    Observing ovulation in humans is extremely rare, and previous images have been fuzzy.

    "The release of the oocyte from the ovary is a crucial event in human reproduction. These pictures are clearly important to better understand the mechanism," New Scientist magazine quoted Donnez as saying.

    Most scientists believe that the release of an egg occurs as a sudden, explosive event.

    However, Donnez's pictures show it taking place over a period of at least 15 minutes.

    The researcher says that shortly before the egg is released, enzymes break down the tissue in the mature follicle, a fluid-filled sac on the surface of the ovary that contains the egg.

    He says that this prompts the formation of a reddish protrusion, and after a while a hole appears, from which the egg emerges, surrounded by support cells.

    Donnez says that it then enters a Fallopian tube, which carries it to the uterus....

    [HT: proofreader Angela, friend Arlene, reader Robert King]

    Pro-life pharmacies

    The Washington Post has an encouraging - albeit biased - story today on the developing phenomenon of pro-life pharmacies:

    When DMC Pharmacy opens this summer... in Chantilly [VA], the shelves will be stocked with allergy remedies, pain relievers, antiseptic ointments and almost everything else sold in any drugstore. But anyone who wants condoms, birth control pills or the Plan B emergency contraceptive will be turned away.

    That's because the drugstore... will be a "pro-life pharmacy" - meaning, among other things, that it will eschew all contraceptives.

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    The pharmacy is one of a small but growing number of drugstores around the country that have become the latest front in a conflict pitting patients' rights against those of health-care workers who assert a "right of conscience" to refuse to provide care or products that they find objectionable....

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    Obama: "Responsibility does not end at conception"

    obama church.jpgYesterday at the Apostolic Church of God in Chicago, Barack Obama gave a good Father's Day speech on the responsibility of black men to be good fathers.

    Obama once again uttered the strange line, "We need fathers to realize that responsibility does not end at conception."

    When does Obama think that responsibility begins? Is he saying there's a problem in the black community where 70% of men think they are responsible to impregnate women, but hang on, there's more to it?...

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    Donations needed

    phill kline 7.jpgPro-abort groups and individuals from around the country are expected to pour money into the primary and general election races against KS Johnson Co. District Attorney Phill Kline.

    Kline is the only DA in the U.S. prosecuting Planned Parenthood, and likely the only DA in the U.S. with the intestinal fortitude to do so. Anyone keeping even minimal track of his progress knows the fight is not only uphill but personal. Unwarranted vicious attacks against Kline by MSM et al for merely trying to enforce KS law show serious his criminal investigation has become. For instance, read this June 10 DailyKos hit piece.

    Pro-lifers cannot abandon Kline, particularly when he is so close to succeeding. Please donate to his campaign online at klineforda.com, or mail a check to Kline for DA, PO Box 2202, Olathe, KS 66061-2202.

    And I received this email last night from Monica Miller of Citizens for a Pro-life Society, which spearheaded the effort to retrieve aborted babies from Alberto Hodari's dumpsters and give them a proper burial. Recently CPLS discovered more aborted babies in another abortionist's dumpster and needs to underwrite another funeral...

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    Their 2-front war

    While pro-lifers debate whether the 2008 SD ballot initiative banning almost all abortions and the CO initiative declaring personhood from the moment of fertilization are good ideas, here is a thought from the other side. Quoting from the Communist publication Workers World, June 6:

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    "These situations like South Dakota and Colorado are going to keep playing out all over the country. They are very difficult to fight on a state by state basis, especially when leaders for reproductive rights are entangled in the electoral process, believing that somehow Democrats are going to protect women's rights." ~ Debbie Johnson of the Detroit Action Network For Reproductive Rights...

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    "The return of patriarchy," thanks to abortion

    steyn.jpgFrom Mark Steyn, who I've decided I have a crush on, an excerpt from his column, Sexism, not Obama, beat Hillary, May 31:

    Sex-selective abortion is a fact of life in India, where the gender ratio has declined to 1,000 boys to 900 girls nationally, and as low as 1,000 boys to 300 girls in some Punjabi cities.

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    In China, the state-enforced "one child" policy has brought about the most gender-distorted demographic cohort in global history, the so-called guang gun - "bare branches." If you can only have one kid, parents choose to abort girls and wait for a boy, to the point where in the first generation to grow to adulthood under this policy there are 119 boys for every 100 girls. In practice, a "woman's right to choose" turns out to mean the right to choose not to have any women.

    And what of the Western world?...

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    Selling babies online

    craigslist 3.jpgOn one certain day, a mother would have to pay $2,500 or more to get rid of her baby. A week later, the baby's market value has drastically improved and could theoretically be sold for $10,000. Why the remarkable appreciation? And why is selling babies online illegal when it is perfectly legal to advertise online to kill them? From the National Post, May 27:

    A Vancouver couple have been arrested but will not be charged after posting an Internet ad on Craigslist, offering their seven-day-old baby for $10,000, police said Tuesday....
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    Created equal

    There has been a movement afoot several years to define personhood.

    But it hasn't driven by pro-lifers.

    While our side has been arguing whether or not now is the time to nail this point down legally, the other side has been plodding full steam ahead to fill the void with their own definition of personhood. And it isn't pretty. Read all about the Personhood Theory on Wikipedia.

    "Secular scholars" have been arguing with greater and greater success that personhood is defined by consciousness and self-awareness. This definition excludes a lot of people, like newborns, vegetative children and adults, and dementiaed elderly.

    So it's time for ney sayers within the pro-life movement to just knock off complaints about various statewide attempts to define personhood as beginning at fertilization or risk the other side filling the gap.

    Grand place to start: Colorado.

    I couldn't be prouder of young Kristi Burton (below, left), who launched a ballot initiative in the Centennial State last year when only 19 years old to define personhood.

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    Yesterday Kristi and crew submitted 131,245 signatures (above, right) - 55,000 over the requirement - of CO voters wanting an amendment attached to the CO Constitution with these simple but brilliant 14 words:

    The term person or persons shall include any human from the time of fertilization.

    Now CO voters will decide in November whether they want to protect not just preborns but themselves. How foolish if they don't....

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    Miracles

    miracles.jpgAbortion not only kills babies and sometimes their mothers, it kills miracles. It kills hope.

    From HattiesburgAmerican.com, May 11:

    Judy and Yu Loong [Liew] were born in Malaysia, and moved to the U.S. in 1996 to study at Mississippi State University. Judy earned a degree in industrial engineering, and Yu Loong obtained a degree in electrical engineering. They married in December 2004 and moved to Laurel [MS].

    Life was good, and then it got even better in the fall of 2007 when they learned that they were expecting their first child....

    All was well until a routine ultrasound... during the 4th month of her pregnancy revealed a complication. The doctor explained that the ultrasound indicated the baby's bones were not developing properly....

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    Procession of Healing

    On Saturday, the day before Mother's Day, TN, pro-lifers organized a funeral "Procession of Healing" to commemorate 3,100 babies killed by abortion in Knox Co. last year.

    Between 300-350 cars participated in the funeral procession that wove through Knoxville. Must have been quite something. Watch a VolunteerTV.com news video by clicking on the graphic below:

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    According to knoxnews.com:

    Organizers formulated the idea after hearing of a funeral and burial of 25 aborted babies found in dumpsters behind a clinic in Detroit.

    ... Hodari's babies.

    Balance, we must have balance. So VolunteerTV.com dredged up a pro-abort to condemn the mourning:

    "I think that it is a little dramatic, and implies that it was a kind of intended murder, which I don't believe choice is," said Ina Hughs, a pro-choice advocate who also said she understands why healing is needed, but called the procession a mockery. "I think it denigrated the spiritual and ritual side of a funeral."

    Notice Hughs avoided the word abortion, which rendered her statement incoherent. And why is healing needed? Exactly WHY?

    Holocaust heroine dies

    From the Associated Press, May 12:

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    Warsaw, Poland - Irena Sendler - a Polish social worker who helped save some 2,500 Jewish children from the Nazis by smuggling them out of the Warsaw Ghetto and giving them false identities - has died. She was 98....

    Born in Warsaw, Sendler served as a social worker with the city's welfare department, masterminding the risky rescue operations of Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto during Nazi Germany's brutal World War II occupation....

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    Show Me a Choose Life specialty plate

    choose life mo 2.gifAfter a successful court battle, MO pro-lifers unveiled the newest state Choose Life specialty license plate on May 2.

    You'd think pro-aborts would learn. They sue, they lose, all the way up to the US Supreme Court .

    I spoke with Russ Amerling this morning, who heads the nationwide Choose Life effort, and got more on the status of lawsuits....

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    "We reject abortion because we are left-wing"

    Well, here is an interesting view, an op ed written by the SAIn Political Party (Internationalist Self-Management and Solidarity) in Spain, as quoted from Solidaridad.net, May 2 (bold highlights theirs):

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    In the last eight years under the Popular Party's administration, abortion has risen by 37%, reaching almost 80.000 abortions per year.... [due to a] policy... result[ing] in free abortion practice during the first 3 months of pregnancy....

    With such a "pseudo-progressive" measure as abortion advocacy a so-called socialist party... has explicitly put forward a neoliberal political and economic capitalist program.

    We strongly disapprove of abortion because we are left-wing. Likewise, we are against any assault on life, such as death penalty, torture, hunger, armament, war, destruction of the environment... We therefore proclaim that these are values the Left must vindicate....

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    Pro-life presence at NAACP dinner

    naacp 1.jpgAll eyes were on keynote speaker Rev. Jeremiah Wright last night at the NAACP Detroit chapter's 53rd annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner.

    But pro-lifers gave the whopping crowd of 10,000 entering the event something else to focus on: abortion and black genocide....

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    Preborn twins die in bank robbery

    Reported the Associated Press today:

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    Indianapolis - A pregnant teller shot in a bank robbery has lost the twins she was carrying, and police continued to search for the gunman Friday.

    Katherin Shuffield, who was five months pregnant [and 30 years old], was critically wounded when a masked gunman shot her in the abdomen Tuesday morning at a Huntington Bank branch.

    What happened to the babies? USA Today...

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    Students forced to turn pro-life t-shirts inside out or else

    Good for them. They may sue if the school doesn't reverse its decision.

    Reported WTOL.com today about administrative action at Anthony Wayne High School in Whitehouse, OH:

    They wanted to send a strong message about the sanctity of life, but some local high school students say they were punished for their beliefs....

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    The T-shirts read, "Abortion is homicide." The students wore the shirts on April 21 to mark the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in the U.S.

    "We were told we could take the shirts off, turn them inside out or face a two-day suspension," says senior Kristen Norman. The students say they felt so strongly, they were willing to face the consequences until the school district began adding on more punishments....

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    MSM: "unborn child"?

    Don't know the outcome of this incident, whether the girl aborted. Pray not.

    But politically-correct language checkers at these 2 papers slipped. The Centredaily.com story appeared April 13, and the Tribune-Democrat story was posted April 12. Click to enlarge:

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    [HT: son Tim, reader Ryan J.]

    Abortion didn't decrease crime

    by Steven Ertelt

    Yet another confirmation that abortion didn't result in a reduction in crime. In fact, the trio of economists who analyzed the repeatedly-disproven Freakanomics theory found that violent crimes in the UK shot up tremendously following abortion legalization.

    A lack of respect for lie fosters a lack of respect for life.

    From the story

    "Violent crime does not decrease at all over the period. The trends are not supportive of a link between abortion and crime," the economists write.

    "Given all this, it seems highly unlikely that the legalization of abortion can, as Donohue and Levitt hypothesized, explain the dramatic drop in crime observed in the US in the 1990s."

    Two other "disproofs" are mentioned in the article.

    Butterfly rising: got 99¢?

    bluefield2.jpgI wrote earlier this week about the pro-life country song we need to help make a hit.

    Butterfly, by the band Bluefield, has a beautiful message that has already saved at least 3 babies' lives.

    Butterfly currently ranks in the 60s in the country music charts. It has met with some resistance by stations skittish about its message. I said it would help for you to call stations and request it.

    I got this news from Bluefield this afternoon...

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    They're persons now

    American Life League has released a compelling new video spotlighting the CO personhood amendment drive and also taking unnamed organizations to task for sitting on their hands or worse, opposing this voter initiative:

    This seems like the right time to post a March 7 op ed by Judie Brown, also compelling, taking CO, GA, and MT Catholic bishops to task for opposing their state's personhood amendment. I've included Judie's column in its entirety on page 2.

    The bishops are not alone. I am saddened that some of my good friends in the movement, with good organizations behind them, are contesting these efforts.

    Back to the video, at its end ALL thanked bloggers - meaning you - for contacting YouTube when it unceremoniously yanked ALL's previous video, Planned Parenthood sells sex, for its "inappropriate content" while leaving PP's ads up that ALL was exposing. Sheesh. YouTube quickly responded to your complaints by reinstating the video.

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    I am Pro-Life, I mean I really am

    Innovative, from the Associated Press, March 18:

    A Senate candidate has legally changed his name to Pro-Life and will appear on the ballot that way this year, state election officials say.

    As Marvin Pro-Life Richardson, the organic strawberry farmer... was denied the use of his middle name when he ran unsuccessfully for governor in 2006 because the state's policy bars the use of slogans on the ballot.

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    Now, though, officials in the Idaho secretary of state's office say they have no choice because Pro-Life is his full and only name. He says he will run for the highest state office on the ballot every two years for the rest of his life, advocating murder charges for doctors who perform abortions and for women who obtain the procedure....

    Pro-Life, 66, says he hopes to get 5% of the vote as an independent....

    Pro-Life is pursuing a striking public awareness campaign, but it could be problematic...

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    Is abortion a sin?

    Ellison Research has conducted a nationwide poll of 1,000 adults asking them to rank 30 behaviors as sinful or not. Sin was defined as, "something that is almost always considered wrong, particularly from a religious or moral perspective."

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    I'm sad the percentage of those thinking abortion is wrong is so low. Still, if over half of America agree, does that not constitute a pro-life majority?

    This was also interesting, indicating moderates are more amenable to conservative political positions than liberal...

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    I wanna have your babies

    beding.jpgThe current edition of World magazine spotlights England's pop sensation, 26-year-old Natasha Bedingfield, singer of my friend Jackie's anthem, Unwritten:

    Currently on tour in the U.S. to promote her new album, Pocketful of Sunshine, Bedingfield is indisputably the United Kingdom's biggest pop star. A veteran of worship music [Hillsong London], she could have easily landed a Christian record contract from those awed by her huge, bluesy voice. But she did not accept a ride to success in the Christian music industry....

    Bedingfield's preference for the mainstream hardly means that she's trolling for worldly acceptance or is uncomfortable talking about her faith. She has made remaining independent as a woman and a believer the center of her public image.... Her big hits, Unwritten and These Words, extol sincerity and hopeful expectation....

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    Facelift

    Amanda Marcotte noted yesterday on RH Reality Check the face of the pro-life movement has shifted from men, to older women, to now younger women like Kristi Burns Burton, leading the CO personhood amendment movement.

    This line struck me as funny:

    [H]aving a bunch of post-menopausal ladies wag their finger at the young sluts these days doesn't provide that much of a tactical advantage.

    But Amanda cannot deny her side is spearheaded by same.

    Reality check, Amanda. It is your post-menopausals at the tactical disadvantage. How difficult it must be to try to lure the same young women they fought so hard to kill prebirth. Anyone with an ounce of sense would avoid your angry old mentor bats like death, because that's what they are....

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    Jamie's influence

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    People wondered whether Jamie Lynn Spears, pregnant at age 16, would be a bad influence on other teens, glamorizing teen pregnancy and creating copycats.

    On February 29, The Insider interviewed 16-year-old and pregnant Katy MacDonald and her baby's 14-year-old father Anthony. See page 2 for video.

    Katy said Jamie's announcement "definitely helped me like be more comfortable with my decision."

    What does that mean?

    Jamie encouraged Katy not to abort by her example....

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    Good pro-life ad example

    Life Advocacy Resource Project's Penny Pullen, a pro-life wordsmith who taught me to say "commit abortion" rather than "perform abortion" and "aborting mother" rather than "aborting woman," is spotlighting an effective political ad in her most recent newsletter.

    The ad is by former Louisiana state Rep. Woody Jenkins, now running for Congress. Its theme is, "How can you not be pro-life?" Noteworthy points from the ad, according to Penny:

    It's a great example of effective advocacy for Life....

    One of the things I like about it is that it embraces the full spectrum of the right to life.... disabled... elderly... newborn... unborn....

    Another key point: It assumes that being prolife is the mainstream position. Nothing timid or defensive about this message....

    [It] stress[es] that "being pro-life" is the natural normal view to take.

    Watch and learn....


    Unstilled voices

    Don't know what the weather's like by you, but it's bone-cold rainy here in grey Chicago this Monday morning. So here are some talented singing kids to upshift any moods needing such.

    First up is 4-1/2-year-old Young Woong Ha, who won a Korean wunderkind contest last month singing a trilogy of Beatles classics, Hey Jude, Yesterday, and Love Me Do. Make sure not to skip the latter, beginning at 6:35:

    Next up are the Cactus Cuties singing the National Anthem at a January Texas Tech basketball game. Can't believe such wonderful harmony coming from girls ranging in age from 8-13...

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    Tale from the 'hood

    ... Personhood, that is.

    So you think you have a handle on how the brain works? You're sure, absolutely sure, the Terri Schiavos of the world are incapable of thought or feelings? Do you think you even know your own mind?

    We've discussed babies with no brains, people with "vegetables" for brains, and preborns who experts (at spin) say can't possibly think.

    Well from her fingertips to your ears, here is yet another voice.

    Makes you wonder who is really lacking in grey matter. Or it should.

    About this video and its author, Amanda Bagg, Wired.com reported February 25....

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    New Stanek WND column, "The slaughterhouse rules"

    Due to a system problem at WorldNetDaily, my column wasn't posted early yesterday as usual. WND ran it later and again today, which hey, I'll take with no complaints.

    This column is an extension of a post I wrote last week. I kept thinking of more to add.

    You will recall those not understanding the satirical nature of that post became incensed. Well multiply that by a worldwide audience. Emails received yesterday and today have been crazy. I'll post them as comments.

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    Well, I just watched an undercover video filmed by the Humane Society at a California beef plant where cows were supposedly tortured and killed, and I must say I'm disgusted.

    Prime-time news shows aired clips of this video last week with no warning of its graphic nature. I'm glad my 7-year-old grandson wasn't around, or I might have had to explain where hamburger comes from.

    What's wrong with these Humane Society people? Don't they have better things to do with their time? Perhaps they could alleviate this problem, if there really is a problem, by pasturing their own cow herds if they really cared.

    Anyway, I'm quite sure this video is a fake.

    And even if not, I don't believe cows feel pain when being plowed by forklifts. No one can prove to me that they do. Flinching when prodded with pokers is a visceral response. Struggling when dragged by cow hooks is a primal reaction, certainly not related to pain. Cows can't talk; therefore cows can't feel pain. That's just a fact....

    Continue reading my column today, "The slaughterhouse rules," on WorldNetDaily.com.

    American Right to Life response

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    Pastor Bob Enyart of American Right to Life has responded to my post yesterday in part lamenting ARTL's corporate - seemingly sole - strategy of denegrating fellow pro-lifers.

    I welcome the opportunity this forum presents to dialogue. Here is Pastor Enyart's response in its entirety. I have only broken up paragraphs for easier reading.

    American RTL Reply to Jill Stanek, re: Judging Motives

    Jill, in yesterday's blog your comments are critical of American RTL but thank you for writing them. We all need to ask God to search our hearts, and we appreciate you giving us a reminder to do so, and we will.

    Let me start by...

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    American Right to Slash and Burn?

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    American Right to Life issued a press release while I was on vacation, reprinted in full on page 2, upon the demise of Mitt Romney's presidential candidacy....

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    "A bloody good rollicking"

    yell.jpgTough love works. And another evidence doctors aren't God.

    From the the Daily Telegraph, February 23:

    A mother who fell into a coma after losing her baby son during a difficult labour came back from the brink of death after her husband gave her "a bloody good rollicking".

    Yvonne Sullivan, 28, lost consciousness suffering from severe blood poisoning moments after being told that baby Clinton had died....

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    Why unclean?

    So far I am keeping up with my New Year's resolution to read the Bible in a year. I'm now in Leviticus and read relevant commentary to our topic this morning. Specifically, I was reading Leviticus 11, about which animals, marine life, fowl, and insects God considered clean and unclean for eating. From the Baker Commentary:

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    While hygiene was important for a people dedicated to God, the primary reason for dietary regulations in Leviticus was theological.

    The only flesh of animals Israelites could eat was of those which fed on various kinds of grasses. They could not eat carnivorous predators. Blood and life are synonymous (Lev. 17:11), and the Israelite had to be very careful of what he ate so he exercised respect for life. Even acceptable animals had to be slaughtered in a specific manner so their blood could be drained out in the proper way....

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    A little pregnant

    On February 8 ABC News and 20/20 ran the story of 2'9" Christianne Ray, 6'4" Jeremy Bowden, and their baby Krysten Elise. According to ABC, Christianne is likely the shortest mother in the world. Here's a video clip taken when Christianne was pregnant:

    According to ABC, Christianne considered abortion and was counseled strongly to abort:

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    Women: do the time for the abortion crime?

    woman%20jail.jpgI didn't originally intend to post about Gianna Jessen, below. I just spotted her picture and was reminded of her story when looking up something Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life wrote January 28, "Will women go to jail for abortions?"

    Bill Clinton has made this topic more timely than ever. Fr. Pavone has good thoughts:

    Question: "When abortion becomes illegal again, are we going to start throwing all the women who have abortions into jail?"

    Answer: No. The people who should go to jail in that case are the abortionists.

    This particular question will be raised more and more as we to come closer to restoring protection to the unborn. The question is actually part of the well-planned public relations attack that abortion advocates always try to make on us in the pro-life movement. We are anti-woman, after all. Isn't that the only logical reason why we would oppose abortion in the first place? That's what they want the public to believe....

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    The slaughter house rules

    Well I just watched an undercover video shot by the Humane Society of a California beef plant where cows were supposedly tortured and killed, and I must say I'm disgusted.

    The 5 o'clock news last night showed clips of the video - with no warning of its graphic nature. I'm glad my seven-year-old grandson wasn't around, or I might have had to explain where hamburger comes from.

    What's wrong with these Humane Society people? Don't they have better things to do with their time? They would adopt their own cow herd if they really cared.

    At any rate, this video is a fake, I'm sure.

    And even if not, I don't believe cows feel pain when being plowed by forklifts. No one can prove to me that they do.

    Many cows in the video were maimed anyway. Slaughtering them was best for all. What else would we do with them? No one wants them. We're just putting them out of their misery. I'm sure this is what they would tell us they want if they could talk.

    These Humane Society people are obsessed. They should get a life. They may not like how meat plants slaughter cows, but that's their choice. If we regulate cattle-killing, the next thing you know there will be no more steaks. Or slaughter houses may resort to underground illegal cattle killing.


    Abortion: "It's a good thing"

    This :50 commercial, made for a class project and just posted on YouTube, indicates accidental pregnancies result in jerk men abandoning women. The pregnancies culminate in abusive mothers who raise criminals. All this makes abortion "a good thing."

    So women who abort are stupid for having ok'd sex with pigs and are preempted child abusers. That's the message I get.

    WARNING:Video contains sexual content and adult language.


    Animal welfare proponents: How many unwanted animals have you adopted?

    by Jacqueline Harvey

    dopt.jpgAs a pro-life activist, I've heard my fair share of the mantra, "How many unwanted children are you going to adopt?" As a woman who desires to adopt and knows countless families created or supplemented by adoption, this is easy to retort: "As many as I can."

    But at my most recent trip to the pound, I had a thought that has made me think of this a different way.

    Walking through the cages of the animals doomed to death in 72 hours if no one claimed them, my heart shattered. I wished I could save them all, but was fettered by the reality that I am simply not equipped to care for dozens upon dozens of dogs.

    Then, I became angry. There was nothing wrong with those dogs that condemned them, but their owners. Irresponsible owners who failed to spay/neuter, failed to feed their animals, failed to properly restrain them, just flat failed them. Even the aggressive dogs were only such because of abuse or neglect.

    The bottom line was that I can't force people to spay/neuter. I can't force them to properly vaccinate or feed their dependent animals- but moreover, I can't do this for them. As much as I would LOVE to save and adopt the innocent animals who face the consequences of their irresponsibility, I can not....

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    Things aren't always the way they look

    by Mary Kay Hastings

    He looked like a monkey. So he must be a monkey.

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    The African Pigmy, "Ota Benga." Age, 23 years. Height, 4 feet 11 inches. Weight, 103 pounds. Brought from the Kasai River, Congo Free State, South Cen- tral Africa, by Dr. Samuel P. Verner. Ex- hibited each afternoon during September.[4]
    From OneHumanRace.com: '
    The exhibition was that of a human being in a monkey cage. The human being happened to be a Bushman, one of a race that scientists do not rate high in the human scale, but to the average nonscientific person in the crowd of sightseers, there was something about the display that was unpleasant.... It is probably a good thing that Benga doesn't think very deeply. If he did, it isn't likely that he was very proud of himself when he woke in the morning and found himself under the same roof with the orangutans [sic] and monkeys, for that is where he really is.'
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    Early stages in the development of a guinea pig (left column), a monkey (middle column), and a human embryo (right column).



    Hmmmmmm . . .if it looks like a guinea pig,...?

    Aborted embryos have been compared to pomegranates, blueberries, crotch goo, fingernails, skin cells, products of conception...all because they don't "look" like tiny human beings...but things aren't always as they appear to be.

    Ota Benga was a man, yet he was believed to be a monkey, based solely on his looks.

    Embryos, whether humans or guinea pigs, tend to look alike. But as with Ota Benga, looks can be deceiving. Do you really trust your own perceptions that much? Are you willing to put a life on the line, based on what you do or do not "see"?

    The color of abortion

    Here's an example how the psychological make-up of at least 1 pro-lifer and pro-abort is polar opposite.

    Amanda Marcotte, in a post entitled, "Harlotry unleashed," written in response to my post about her yesterday, thought I drew attention to the fact she wears red to infer she walks on the slutty side:

    Anti-choice nut Jill Stanek is making hay over the fact that I wear a lot of red clothes. No, seriously.
    Well, this is a red letter day. Amanda Marcotte gets mentioned here twice. I see she also likes to wear red. Appropriate.

    Ha! I also show my ankles in public. Truly a living example of the decline of Western civilization....

    aborted%20baby.jpgUm, no, Amanda, I was thinking red as in blood, the color of abortion.

    Not that you'd let me set you straight on your blog. Apparently I'm banned there, shunned, like a scarlet woman perhaps.

    Amanda, I curse you to henceforth think of the blood of abortion every time you see or wear the color red.

    40 Days for Life x 2

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    Last autumn saw the first national 40 Days for Life campaign in 80+ cities in 30+ states with 340+ children known to have been saved from abortion.

    The effort involves round-the-clock vigils at abortion mills for 40 days straight accompanied by prayer, fasting, and community outreach.

    Organizers have announced a second 40 Days event has been added to the 2008 schedule, during Lent, February 6 - March 16. So far, the Spring 40 Days has been scheduled in 59 cities in 31 states. See where here.

    This video was shot during the 2008 March for Life by a 40 Days organizer. Be sure to watch the last 30 seconds....

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    Roe v. Wade funnies

    by Gary McCoy from Townhall.com, January 24...

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    by Glenn McCoy from Townhall.com, January 25......

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    Heartbeat ad

    Through January 26 the Second Look Project is running a compelling radio ad in four of the most liberal U.S. cities: Boston, DC, San Francisco, and Seattle.

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    The American public doesn't know this stuff. Here's the text of the ad, although it's much better heard:

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    Catholic coach: pro-abortion, pro-Hillary

    According to yesteday's New York Times, Archbishop Raymond Burke has asked St. Louis University officials to take "appropriate action" against head basketball coach Rick Majerus, who told a reporter while attending a Hillary Clinton rally over the weekend he's pro-abortion and supports "stem cell research," which to me can only mean human embryo experimentation in light of the context of the reporter's question, unless he clarifies (click on graphic for link):

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    According to the NYT, Burke responded, from the March for Life, coincidentally:

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    Students for Life: text messaging

    sfl2.jpgI ran into Kristan Hawkins, executive director of Students for Life, yesterday.

    One sharp guy in her group, Ben Clapper, said something interesting: "We're not the future, we're the present." I realized it's patronizing and disengaging when older pro-lifers verbally pat younger pro-lifers on the head and say that....

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    DC V: Epilogue

    MK, Sandy, and Jacque just left for the airport so Daena and I can walk in the apartment without fear of falling on someone now. But it's too quiet... :(

    Those asking about Nellie Gray: I heard last night her glasses cut her face but other than that she was ok. I may hear more today. I'm staying in DC until Friday and then fly to OR to speak Saturday. I have another pro-life function today.

    We've been going nonstop the last 2 days, most of which time MK has been crying. She started at the Holocaust Museum Monday and kept it up at the Basilica Mass for Life when she saw hundreds of priests participating. Then she started up again yesterday morning listening to a speech about a little boy whose parents were pressured to abort because he was handicapped but did not.

    march%20wash%20post.jpgWe began yesterday with the Blogs4Life conference, which went fabulously, and then MK and Sandy marched with Bro. Francis while I blogged from the 4th floor at 1st and Constitution. Estimates of crowd size ranged from 100k to 200k. Someone who did math by counting heads and multiplying came up with 110k. The temp was 35-40 degrees and gray - not bad. The rain held off.

    Then we 4 went to a wonderful tea hosted by Dawn Eden of the Dawn Patrol blog. Judie Brown was there, and we all engaged in stimulating conversation on pro-life philosophies and politics thanks to probing questions by a reporter from the New Republic.

    After that we picked up Jacque and Daena and went for pizza and beer at Andrew and Jacqueline's hotel. Not wanting the night to end, we strolled about 10p by the Vietnam Wall, Lincoln Memorial, and Korean War Memorial.

    Still charged with adrenaline, we went to Dubliner's Pub, where pro-lifers hang out after the March, and sat for a couple more beers with Eric, Ann, and Joe Scheidler and John Jansen and Matt of Pro-Life Action League, Ruben of NoRoomforContraception blog, and Brian Kemper of StandTrue.com. We engaged in a healthy debate on NFP, this Protestant girl holding her own against 4 Catholic boys... :)

    Now I'm off for the day but will try to post my speech from yesterday, which I promised.

    [Photo courtesy of the Washington Post]

    DC IV: March for Life

    We're moving on to the 2nd half of the Blogs4Life conference, at the corner of 1st and Constitution, where the March for Life will nearly end, just 1/2 block from the Supreme Court building, where the infamous Roe v. Wade decision was made 35 years ago today.

    Watch the March for Life rally on EWTN now.

    2:45p, EST: End of the March

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    Abortion: A reflection of society

    From Cal Thomas on Townhall.com, today:

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    Thirty-five years after the Supreme Court unilaterally struck down state laws restricting abortion, the cost of that decision continues to increase our moral deficit, which will have far greater (and eternal) consequences than the impact from economic challenges during a possible recession.

    Depending on how one counts the number of abortions per year since 1973, more than 50 million people who might have been are not. These were people who, regardless of the circumstances of the women who carried them, had the potential to contribute to the country and to the world. But now they cannot, because they are not. Would we be fighting the battle over immigration had we not rid ourselves of a generation of humans who likely would have done the work for which we are now importing illegal aliens? Actions have consequences....

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    If only preborns were puppies

    I received this email yesterday:

    I am a law student at Chicago-Kent. The school is quite liberal in general. (Don't even ask about how much fun my Roe v. Wade class was in constitutional law last year.)

    I thought you might find some sort of ironic, sad humor in this poster (right, click to enlarge) that was recently displayed on the billboard for one of our largest student orgs, the Animal Legal Defense Fund.

    It reads, "We may be the only lawyers on earth whose clients are all innocent," which struck me as someone who has been hanging out with people the statement really applies to - like Peter Breen and Tom Brejcha.

    It is actually incorrect to state that all animals are innocent, because some are not. The law student is right. There is only one category of attorney whose clients can assuredly be considered to have been innocent.

    And most of them dead.

    While perusing animal rights sites to learn more about ALDF, I came across this horrid series of photos of a South Korean woman killing a puppy with her high heel....

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    Rabbis: Abortion delays Messiah

    delegation.jpgAccording to ynetnews.com on January 8, 3 pro-life congressmen (Joe Pitts, Chris Smith, Frank Wolf) met with Jewish officials in Israel "to promote American-Israeli cooperation in the battle against abortions," which they have agreed upon.

    Two fascinating points on rationale. The most intriguing to me was this, quoting ynews.com....

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    Abortion hybrids

    Jeremy Siegman in The Cornell Daily Sun blog wrote yesterday:

    Obama himself has made a choice, perhaps a kind of leap, to see things differently. He wasn't born an idealist. He has made the choice not just to see polarized voters and a polarized society (it is there if you want it). Rather than pro-choice and pro-life, he see [sic] hybrids: "the middle-aged feminist who still mourns her abortion, and the Christian woman who paid for her teenager's abortion." That's from his book.

    I agree these people (men, too) exist, which is pretty much the problem.

    We have polarized pro-lifers and polarized pro-aborts, but then there's the mushy middle, the great unwashed, moderates, whatever you want to call them. Many, if not most, have been complicit with abortion but feel bad about it. They've either had one, caused the "need" for one, paid for one, coerced one, helped someone get one, or known someone close who's had one.

    These are the people who don't want to think about abortion. They feel guilty and torn, so they psychologically shut down. They hate being reminded, although they can never really get away from it by inestimable triggers....

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    Woman gets 15 years for 2nd degree murder of her preborn baby

    They are calling this an unprecedented legal decision.

    meth.jpgOn December 21, 31-year-old Theresa Lee Hernandez was sentenced to 15 years in prison in an Oklahoma court after pleading guilty to 2nd degree murder for causing her 8-month-old baby's stillbirth in 2004 by using methamphetamine while pregnant.

    It means the very same intentional killing of a preborn baby by her mother can now go one of three legal ways. The mother can be 1) escorted into an abortion mill to legally abort, sometimes having it paid for by taxpayers; 2) prosecuted for committing an illegal self-abortion; or 3) prosecuted for causing her baby's en utero death by abuse....

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    "Coping with a miscarriage"

    zoe.jpgThat was the title of an email I received yesterday from a 20-year-old college student I'll call Zoe who restated in her first sentence she was "coping with a miscarriage," although that wasn't what she was coping with at all. Zoe wanted to tell me her story:

    My boyfriend [name removed] and I were going through some tough times. We weren't agreeing on things in life and it just seemed like we were going in different directions. In my eyes, we were meant to be together. We both valued life the same way and had similar goals in life. He studies [same major] as well and we both are doing well with our careers thus far.

    He felt the same way too except he just didn't know what to do. We were sexually active with each other. We decided to have sex together because we believed we were meant to be together and that we would be together for the rest of our lives.

    By the time things got rocky, I started to feel ill. Unfortunately, we couldn't hold on to each other and we separated. That next week, I found out I was 6 weeks pregnant! I had no idea because I had a very small period. The baby was not developed properly and was dying in the womb....

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    Why Pro-Life?

    by Bethany Kerr

    For two months only, December 2007-January 2008, Eternal Perspective Ministries will be offering the book, Why Pro-life? by Randy Alcorn, for only $3.00!

    The website description of the book says:

    "Finally, a book has been written that presents the facts about abortion with grace and compassion, helping readers to root their beliefs in reality, not bumper-sticker slogans. Why ProLife?, by Randy Alcorn, is written mainly for fence-straddlers and professing pro-lifers, but also with pro-choicers in mind. Why ProLife? addresses the questions central to the abortion debate in a concise, straightforward, and non-abrasive manner.

    Although many people will bring to the book their assumptions and impressions about abortion, they will not be grounded in science and logic. Many are "pro-life" because their religious leaders say they should be; many are "pro-choice" because it is the position that saturates popular media, and it sounds so positive and tolerant. In Why ProLife?, Randy Alcorn encourages all readers to reevaluate their positions and base their beliefs on factual evidence.
    Why ProLife? asks and answers critical questions central to the abortion debate, including:
    * Is the unborn really a human being?
    * Is the unborn part of her mother's body?
    * What do the new ultrasound technologies tell us?
    * Is abortion necessary to ensure equal rights for women?
    * Is it unfair to expect a pregnant woman to have an unwanted child?
    * Does abortion affect a woman's physical and mental health?
    * What about abortion in the "hard cases"?
    * Is adoption really a viable alternative?

    You can purchase the book at this link. If you order 24 or more, the book will be discounted to $1.00 each!

    My body

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    Two weeks ago vandals spray-painted, "MY BODY MY CHOICE" on the wall of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Osborne, Canada, behind a statue dedicated to aborted babies. Then they spray-painted a fetus on the statue.

    Holy Rosary's pastor has no immediate plans to remove the graffiti, according to the Winnepeg Free Press. He wants to give people something to think about. Good for him.

    "My body." Where have I heard that before?

    Oh, yes....

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    Personal story: pregnant with cancer

    by Bethany Kerr

    Sandy is a sweet woman with 4 beautiful girls.

    For 2 of the 5 years I have known her via cyberspace, Sandi experienced what she thought were problems with her thyroid. She said many times her throat became so swollen it was difficult to breathe. Doctors said it was a thyroid imbalance or asthma.

    11-16-07%2B006.jpgSandi emailed me in April she had just found out she was pregnant. It was a shock, unplanned, but she was excited.

    Only a few weeks later, Sandy was told devastating news. Her throat problem was very serious. Sandi had cancer.

    Here is what Sandi wrote the day she got the news:

    It seems fairly certain that I have Hodgkin's disease. My doctor claims this is good news because it is treatable and very curable. He believes I'll make a full recovery. He worried that if it was benign a major surgery would be needed because this tumor is wrapped around major veins and other important organs. This is hard to take in. I am pregnant... and I have cancer.... I don't know what to do. I am trying to be strong. I have to be. I have to fight this and not let the sadness consume me. "

    A specialist strongly recommended Sandi have a "therapeutic abortion," saying her baby might suffer side effects like cleft lip or other anomolies. The specialist said there was not enough research to know for sure, so abortion was probably a "good idea."...

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    Heisman winner could have been aborted

    tebow.jpgOn Saturday, University of Florida Gators QB Tim Tebow became the first sophmore in the Heisman Trophy's 73-year history to win.

    Good thing his mother believed in the sanctity of life, or Tebow would have been just another abortion statistic. From the Gainesville Sun, December 7:

    In 1985, [parents Pam and Bob, pictured right with Tim] moved to the Philippines, where they served as Christian missionaries.

    Hoping to expand their family, they prayed for "Timmy" by name.

    Just before she became pregnant, Pam fell into a coma after contracting amoebic dysentery, which is transmitted through contaminated drinking water. Her treatment required a series of strong medications. As a result of those medications, doctors told Pam the fetus had been irreversibly damaged, and they strongly advised her to have an abortion. She refused because of her faith, she said. Pam spent the last two months of her pregnancy on bed rest, and on her due date - Aug. 14, 1987 - she gave birth to a healthy baby boy, who she described as "skinny, but rather long."

    Several other future Heisman contenders weren't so lucky.

    [HT: friend Andrew]

    Politically correct personhood

    embryo.jpgThis spectacular Time magazine photo, posted November 21, is of a human embryo implanted in the wall of the uterus.

    Except Time called it "[a]n implanted fertilized egg." Judging by the number of cells and placement, this human embryo was about 1 week old, far older than what Time called an "embryo" a day earlier in another article on embryonic stem cell research.

    To MSM, agenda drives terminology. And when speaking of human personhood amendments, which Time was in the first article, "fertilized egg" suited the agenda.

    Then there's Newsweek. An article in its December 10 issue started like this....

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    Roe IQ quiz

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    How well do you understand the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision? Take a little quiz and find out. Then share your score and what you got wrong, if anything.

    [HT: mods Bethany, MK, and Valerie]

    No spanks

    spanking.jpgAB Laura sent me a great point worth discussing, made by Glenn Beck:

    Massachusetts is considering a possible ban on spanking where parents wouldn't be allowed to spank children under 18. Yup, the people's republic of Massachusetts is ok with abortion, but don't spank your kid, that would be just wrong.

    You've likely heard by now MA legislators are considering such a ban. From ABC....

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    Abortion or murder? Mom decides

    pregnant%20question.bmpI'm glad for the decision, but this just goes to show what a mockery Roe v. Wade has made of U.S. murder law.

    From Statesman.com, November 22:

    The death of a fetus can be prosecuted as a murder, even if the fetus was too young to survive outside the womb, Texas' highest criminal court ruled Wednesday.

    State laws declaring a fetus an individual - and therefore eligible for protection under statutes prohibiting murder - do not conflict with the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade ruling that protects abortion rights, a unanimous Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled....

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    GAP visits U of Cincinnati

    The Center for Bioethical Reform has just released photos of its GAP (Genocide Awareness Project) visit to the University of Cincinnati October 22-23, invited by UC Students for Life.

    Afterward UCSFL president Joe Burwinkel said, "Everybody on campus saw the display or at least heard about it and at times there were about a hundred people around the display asking questions and engaging in debate."

    That's what we want, to talk about it. The student newspaper, The News Record, included a photo with an aborted baby in its front page as well as a balanced story about the event. Here's one photo. See more on page 2.

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    Weekend question: Revelation to ponder

    weekend%20question.jpgThis weekend question requires a detailed backdrop.

    The question is simply: What do you think of all this?

    The backdrop....

    My column this week, "Collapse of civilization nears as UN identifies 'masculinization of Asia'," described a UN report estimating a shortage of 163 million Asian women due mostly to sex-prejudiced abortions. I said the Asian gender disparity had tripled between 1950 and 2005.

    I said governments of countries with extreme gender imbalances would likely find the overabundance of single men perfectly suited for their military.

    I also read, but didn't include in my column, what the UN demographer said when presenting the aforementioned report last month at Asia-Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights in India. According to the Sidney Morning Herald:

    French demographer Christophe Guilmoto [stated]... [t]here are 2.1 billion men and 1.9 billion women across Asia....
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    Colorado for Equal Rights

    Love the name of the organization. But pro-aborts and pro-homosexuals hate it, so much so they sued. And lost. Per the Colorado Springs Gazette, November 13:

    The Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected an effort by pro-choice groups to stop a Peyton organization from collecting signatures for a 2008 anti-abortion ballot measure.

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    Colorado for Equal Rights hopes to define life as beginning at fertilization, thereby banning and criminalizing abortion. After a title-setting board OK'd the initiative for signature-gathering, several organizations sued, saying its title is deceptive and misleads voters about the sweeping consequences of the measure.

    Supreme Court justices ruled unanimously that the title involves only a single subject and that its intentions are not misleading. Colorado for Equal Rights now can begin collecting the roughly 76,000 signatures it needs to get the initiative on the ballot.

    The plaintiff organizations blasted the decision Tuesday, saying that the measure would go beyond banning abortion and would give fertilized eggs access to Colorado courts.

    Love how the AP titled its article....

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    The Freakonomics of sex

    freak.jpgFrom the Seattle-Post Intelligencer, November 11:

    Freakonomics lesson: What is the most powerful incentive in the history of humankind?

    "Freakonomics" co-author Stephen Dubner posed the question Thursday to about 230 people at the Washington Policy Center's statewide small business conference luncheon.

    The audience members began to shout things. Money. Fear. Pain. Love. Sex?

    Bingo. Someone said what Dubner was waiting to hear, and gave him the segue to talk about how legalizing abortion had eliminated sex's biggest disincentive -- unwanted children -- thus leading to a present-day decrease in violent crime.

    "What happens to the unwanted pregnancy?" he asked. "In the history of the world, there wasn't that much to do. And then abortion happened....

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    "Twinseparable"

    Several of you sent me this one posted on November 3 by the Daily Mail.

    I love abortion stories emanating from the UK. They're void of liberal abortion offense or defense. Journalists there just tell the story.

    twins.jpgAt her 20-week ultrasound scan last year, Rebecca Jones was told one of her twin boys was half the size of his brother with a heart three times the normal size.

    Doctors said the boy would likely have a heart attack or stroke en utero, which would threaten the life of the surviving twin. Doctors said his survival after birth was "impossible."

    They said "[i]t would be kinder to let him die in the womb with his brother by his side than to die alone after being born," according to the story, a load of emotionally coercive hooey. It was the ludicrous inverse of saying, "Let his brother deal with the death, not you."

    Nevertheless Jones absurdly responded, "That made my mind up for me. I wanted the best thing for him."

    The world is mad....

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    The Underground Railroad's incrementalism

    Another FRC Washington Briefing prequel....

    blackwell.jpgI attended a private meeting at which Ken Blackwell spoke, and he gave me permission to quote him. Blackwell is a former OH Secretary of State who unsuccessfully ran for governor last year. He is currently FRC's Senior Fellow for Family Empowerment.

    Blackwell prefaced this remark by stating pro-lifers should pursue incremental and purist strategies simultaneously. Regarding incrementalism he made an analogous point....

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    Stanek answers Focus on the Family's "Friday 5" questions

    friday%205.jpgTwo weeks ago Focus on the Family's Citizen Link premiered "an ongoing series of interviews with newsmakers of interest to pro-family Americans. The format is simple: Five questions and answers every Friday."

    I was honored to be asked to answer the Friday 5 last week. You can read them on page 2.

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    Life Chains this Sunday

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    This Sunday afternoon, October 7, hundreds of Life Chains will be held for the 20th year across the United States and Canada.

    Life Chain is a peaceful, prayerful public witness of pro-lifers standing for 1 hour praying for an end to abortion. It is a visual of solidarity by the Christian community that abortion kills children.

    For a list of places and times go here.

    Life Chains offer an easy, quick way to become involved in pro-life activism. Please participate in a Life Chain near you this Sunday.

    Egregiously, terribly, horribly blind

    On September 10, the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform set up its photo mural exhibit at Middle Tennessee State University and MSM outlet WKRN was there to give a slanted report. Hard to believe it couldn't find one student who supported the display, particularly since CBR can only come to campuses if invited by a student group, but not a shock.

    But here's the shock. While I'm used to pro-aborts rejecting the comparison between abortion and historical human atrocities, I'm unused to pro-aborts not even comprehending the concept.

    Three students were quoted in the story, the third the worst:

    "I think comparing mass graves from the Holocaust and Darfur and pretty much directly comparing them to women who just aren't ready to have a child, that's egregious, terrible."

    "The Jewish people, African-Americans, everybody else that is displayed here that has died in a genocide is a horrible, horrible thing. And the fact that they would abuse this and use this for their own political agenda is disturbing."

    "I find it horrific. I mean, I think comparing dead fetuses to a black man being hung and the Holocaust... I mean, one is hatred, the other one is a personal choice."

    Click on image to get to video link.

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    I myself have a comprehension problem. I really cannot comprehend the blindness. Really can't.

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    Paris preps for "parisite"

    From the Boston Globe, September 4:

    Paris Hilton has vowed to have children by next year.

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    The hotel heiress, who is currently single, is ready to become a mother and is preparing her body so it is in prime condition for conceiving.

    She said in an interview with Elle magazine: "I want kids next year, so I've got to get my body ready."...

    It was recently reported that Paris, 26, had been feeling broody since close friend Nicole Richie fell pregnant.

    A source said: "Paris told me, 'I want lots of babies and a more simple life away from the celebrity spotlight. I did a lot of soul-searching about my partying and then I heard Nicole was pregnant and I decided it's time for me to grow up and take responsibility - and the best way to do that is to become a mother.' "

    Hm. So many directions I could take this. But I'll just make the point least likely to be noted and leave the abundance of other rich fodder for commenters.

    That is, if it's true preborn babies are parasites, as so many abortion proponents on this site claim, why is it women prepare for them? One normally doesn't get one's body in shape to welcome a parasite (or in Paris' case, "parisite"). One usually gets one's body in shape to try to rid oneself of a parasite, like a cancer bug.

    Or is it that one woman's parasite is another's butterfly? But that won't work either. That would be to say the definition of these beings is abstract, when scientifically that's not possible.

    World abortion clock

    There have been many comments on statistics the past few days. This will add to the conversation.


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    A note on this clock from the designer....

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    Cut off reproduction to spite self

    I spotted this harebrained quote in today's Feministing, by Jersey Garcia, of Miami International Latinas Organizing for Leadership and Advocacy:

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    As the granddaughter of a poor, illiterate black woman living in a rural village in Dominican Republic, I know first hand what it is to not have choices or the resources to exercise our intrinsic right to sexual and reproductive health. My grandmother had 22 pregnancies, three miscarriages and two of her children did not reach the age of five. She never received prenatal care or contraceptives - and she never received information about her body or reproductive health.

    And how exactly does Garcia know this firsthand? Because she's here? Is she wishing her own parent had been aborted? Is she using herself as an example that progeny of poor, illiterate black women remain equally ignorant?

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    Get smart

    northern1.jpgPro-Life Corner reported this, which occurred at the Northern Illinois Women's Center abortion mill in Rockford, IL, on August 21:

    Ken Plez, Pat Brady and Kevin Rilott were praying quietly for an end to abortion.... A large white truck pulled in the clinic parking lot. Mr. Rilott walked over to the driveway of the clinic, without setting foot on clinic property, to try and talk to the father and mother.

    The pro-choice man got out of the truck and immediately came at Mr Rilott saying, "You shouldn't be here, your upsetting my wife," and started to strike Mr. Rilott in the chest, ribs, and stomach. Mr. Rilott did not strike the man back but while he was being assaulted he reached in his pocket, got his cell phone and called 911....

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    MyDeathSpace.com

    The media reported last week on the "world's most famous fetus," nicknamed Bubba Waring, with a facebook page updated by mom Claire from his or her imagined perspective.

    If only every preborn baby had a facebook page. Every one of them has a story, a history, from the moment of conception.

    mydeathspace2.bmpAh, the aborted babies. How eerie would it be to view their pages, see photos of mom, dad, sibs, grandparents, read their biographies, many sad or tragic, suddenly cut off.

    I can get a sense of all that at MyDeathSpace.com, a sad, creepy site about deceased MySpace members....

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    Misogyny breakout

    diff.gifI must spotlight reader Jacqueline's comment from the post on my WND column today, "Liberal misogynitis."

    Now, this is the voice of an authentic feminist, exposing how modern day thiefs of a Godly concept have unfathomably led women to be further exploited, degraded, ashamed, and intimidated from being who they really are. I'm breaking up paragraphs for easier reading:

    We're discussing misogyny.

    No one suggests that men can't be successful or have civil rights if they are denied access to condoms and sterilization, but the mantra of the pro-choicers is that women can't be successful without access to pills that compromise our healthy reproductive capacity and surgery to kill any children that might be growing within us....

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    Truth Tour

    We talk a lot about displays of graphic photos of aborted babies, but have you actually driven by one? Missionaries to the Preborn added this video to YouTube today, a simple, unnarrated, 3-minute drive-by of a just-completed Tour in OH:

    [HT: Jim Finnegan]

    "Misogynist dope-smoking morons know that abortion is wrong... Do you?"

    knockedup4.jpgGreat title for a surprisingly great post by Lisa Wade on Huffington Post yesterday.

    Writing about the movie Knocked Up, Wade's intent was certainly not to further the pro-life cause but rather to browbeat pro-aborts.

    But she did both, starting with that excellent question in her title....

    In Knocked Up, a one-night stand and an unplanned pregnancy are the fodder for an astoundingly, catastrophically tragic comedy. What's so funny?

    An innocent child is forced into an experiment to see if a pot-bellied, pot-smoking, porn-peddler can get his sh** together and become a responsible adult....

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    "Mom delivers rare identical quadruplets"

    Great story from the Associated Press this morning:

    A 35-year-old Canadian woman has given birth to rare identical quadruplets, officials at a Great Falls hospital said Thursday.

    Karen Jepp of Calgary, Alberta, delivered Autumn, Brooke, Calissa and Dahlia by Caesarian section Sunday afternoon at Benefis Healthcare....

    The babies were born about two months early and were conceived without fertility drugs, he said. They weighed between 2.6 pounds and 2.15 pounds....

    The chances of giving birth to identical quadruplets is about one in 13 million, Key said....

    Medical literature indicates there are less than 50 sets of identical quadruplets, said Dr. Jamie Grifo, director of the NYU Fertility Center in New York.

    The last reported set were born in April 2006 to a 26-year-old Indian woman.

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    We love this sort of story. We love multiples. Honest pro-aborts will admit feeling bad when hearing a mom has aborted twins. Why? I've heard of moms changing their minds about aborting when finding they're carrying twins. Why are twins more valuable than singletons?

    Conversely, selective reduction is widely practiced on pregnancies of multiples. Recall this story. I'm sure this mom was given that option. What a wonderful miracle the world would have missed. Abortion robs us of miracles.

    [Photo of Brooke Jepp being cradled by her dad is courtesy of the AP.]

    Man aborts wife

    Pro-aborts say geography matters: In one's uterine home, one can be aborted.

    Pro-aborts say finances matter: If one can't afford a baby, one can abort him/her.

    Pro-aborts say health matters: If a preborn baby is sick, s/he can be aborted.

    Pro-aborts say mental health matters: It is excusable for an unstable caretaker to abort her preborn.

    Pro-aborts say convenience matters: Cumbersome preborns can be aborted.

    Is level of development the only difference between preborn and postborn abortion? Consider the correlations in this August 16 Associated Press story:

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    A man threw his seriously ill wife four stories to her death because he could no longer afford to pay for her medical care, prosecutors said in charging him with second-degree murder.

    According to court documents filed Wednesday in Jackson County Circuit Court, Stanley Reimer walked his wife to the balcony of their apartment and kissed her before throwing her over.

    The body of Criste Reimer, 47, was found Tuesday night outside the apartment building....

    In the probable cause statement filed with the charges, police said Reimer was desperate because he could not pay the bills for his wife's treatment for neurological problems and uterine cancer....

    [S]he could barely walk and would not have been able to climb over the railing of the balcony.... in ill health for several years. Her weight had fallen to 75 pounds and she was partly blind....

    [Photo of Stanley Reimer courtesy of the AP]

    Horton Hears a Who

    horton%20clip%202.jpgPrepare for another Great Debate.

    On March 14, 2008, the animated full-length movie, Horton Hears a Who, starring Jim Carrey as the voice of Horton and Steve Carell as the mayor of Whoville, will be released.

    Most know the classic children's book is about, as the movie site synopsized, "an imaginative elephant who hears a cry for help coming from a tiny speck of dust floating through the air. Suspecting there may be life on that speck and despite a surrounding community which thinks he has lost his mind, Horton is determined to help."

    Pro-lifers have taken the classic line from the book, "A person's a person, no matter how small," and run with it. I'm one of those running.

    But when the movie debuts, pro-abort detractors will prefer to focus instead on...

    [See newly released movie trailer on page 2]

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    Angel in the waters

    angel%20in%20the%20waters.jpgThere's a new pro-life book out for children, "Angel in the Waters."

    You can read it online, where you can also order it. It's touching and beautiful. How someone could remain pro-"choice" after reading it is beyond me.

    Try it.

    State control vs. federal control

    Question: Are pro-choicers confident enough in their position to support individual states deciding how to handle abortion?

    reason.jpgIn the August/September issue of libertarian Reason magazine, senior editor Radley Balko analyzes how the U.S. Supreme Court wresting the decision from Americans was a bad legal decision that resulted in chaos.

    Balko first runs through an interesting list of some who think the Roe v. Wade decision was poor:

    In 1985 a prominent liberal legal figure argued that Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that established a constitutional right to an abortion, was a "heavy-handed judicial intervention" that "was difficult to justify and appears to have provoked, not resolved, conflict." The writer was Ruth Bader Ginsburg, now an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court - and also now a strong supporter of Roe.

    Ginsburg isn't the only backer of abortion rights to have taken issue with the 1973 decision. In 1995, for example, the University of Chicago's Cass Sunstein, a superstar among liberal law professors, wrote in the Harvard Law Review that the high court “should have allowed the democratic processes of the states to adapt and to generate sensible solutions that might not occur to a set of judges."....

    Pro-choicers who have recently criticized Roe v. Wade include The Washington Post's Benjamin Wittes and Richard Cohen, Harvard's Alan Dershowitz, and Slate's William Saletan.

    Balko explains how the Roe decision resulted in chaos....

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    Bodily autonomy

    New poster Oliver made an insightful comment July 31.

    In the interest of developing pro-life apologetics I'd like to spotlight it for us to flesh out his thoughts, since the concept of the right to bodily autonomy is frequently cited pro-abort rationale....

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    [The photo above is of two preserved human specimens, a female and her eight-month-old preborn baby, in the Body Worlds display. Many bodily autonomy apologists do not deny there is a baby; they simply say the baby does not have the right to usurp his or her mother's bodily autonomy.]

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    "No regrets?"

    Continuing in our series of art review and interpretation, we present for the first time artwork from the pro-life perspective, "No regrets?" by our own talented Bethany.

    Previously we reviewed "Mandy goes to med school," "Fetal trapping in Northern California," and the video "Nurse."

    "No regrets?" is rich in symbolism, as Bethany has explained to me. But I'll let you analyze and interpret for yourself. The rules are the same as always. Bethany will serve as moderator of this post. Critique of the work is obviously allowed. But any uncalled for comments that disparage her obvious talent will be deleted.

    (Click to enlarge; see close-ups on page 2)

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    Jesus, the original advocate for women's rights

    Reposted from the Culture Campaign blog, from the book "How Christianity Changed the World" by Alvin Schmidt, (Zondervan, 2004), 93,94

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    What would be the status of women in the Western world today had Jesus Christ never entered the human arena? One way to answer this question is to look at the status of women in most present-day Islamic countries. Here women are still denied many rights that are available to men, and when they appear in public, they must be veiled.

    In Saudi Arabia, for instance, women are even barred from driving an automobile. In the summer of 1999, news reports revealed that women are forbidden to wear lipstick, and if they do they can be arrested and jailed. Whether in Saudi Arabia or in many other Arab countries where the Islamic religion is adhered to strongly, a man has the right to beat and sexually desert his wife, all with the full support of the Koran, which says "Men stand superior to women...But those whose perverseness ye fear, admonish them and remove them into bedchambers and beat them; but if they submit to you then do not seek a way against them" (Sura 4:34).

    This command is the polar opposite of what the New Testament says regarding a man's relationship with his wife....

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    Weekend reads

    weekend read.gifIn The Politico's "Court ruling hints at new abortion stance," July 18, author Chris Gacek explains the three major features of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's Partial Birth Abortion Ban ruling and how this will affect future abortion jurisprudence. One is he legitimized the psychological damage of abortion, much maligned by pro-aborts, and to do so he referred to work by Dr. David Reardon, also much maligned by pro-aborts.

    Gary Bauer, in "Democrats' abortion relapse," featured in Human Events, July 20, compares the reality of the abortion-fanatic Democrat-controlled Congress vs. promises they made before the 2006 election to focus on common ground between pro-lifers and pro-aborts, as incoming Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said 1.5 short years ago, "there is an opportunity to find common ground if we are willing to join together and seize it."

    No family values

    This cartoon by Nick Anderson ran today in the Washington Post:

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    Two family values being mocked are teachings that sex is appropriate only within the confines of marriage, and abortion is wrong.

    Meanwhile, alternatives that the no-family values crowd have promoted the last 30-40 years have wrought nothing but harm and despair. Can its proponents name one good thing that has arisen from the free love mentality?

    Pro-choice is pro-transgender?

    I read this interesting post by transgender activist Marti Abernathey on the Transadvocate blog, June 28:

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    Years before my transition, when asked how I felt about abortion, I would jokingly I would say, "personally, I'd never have one." It was my way of wiggling out of this very sensitive hot button issue without really answering the question. I don't have the reproductive ability to carry a child to term, so I always felt the issue didn't concern me.

    marti2.jpg I've come to realize over the years that a woman's right to choose isn't just about reproductive choice. At its core, it's about who should be sovereign over your body. If the state can choose who can decide who has an abortion or who has access to birth control, is it that much of a leap to think the state wont try to stop me from modifying my own body?

    My own statement, that I'd never have an abortion, misses the point entirely. I'm sure many people would never have sexual reassignment surgery, but that doesn't mean that they shouldn't have the right to do so.

    Please confine comments to the points Abernathey raised. Any comments disparaging Abernathey personally will be deleted.

    [Photos of Abernathey courtesy of blogher.org and writers.meetup.com.]

    Who are the slaves?

    meg.bmpPro-abort Meg Wilson, a senior at Georgetown U in DC, posted this on the Choice Words blog yesterday:

    Tuesday morning I decided to do a shift of clinic escorting....

    So the morning was fairly quiet until an anti-choice protester arrived and began sounding off. While at first his comments remained general and aimed at everyone within ear shot, he soon started to narrow his focus to just me.

    At first I just assumed it was just the fact that I was standing closer, but then his comments became increasingly directed; directed at the only black female. For him the best way to help sway over black patients as they entered the clinic was to paint me as a traitor to "my own people… who wants to kill my entire race." I, of course, was highly offended by this alone, but the icing on the cake was when he asked me one simple question, "If you're pro-choice, then can I choose to have slaves?"

    I was completely outraged by such a racially charged statement....

    I don't know why Wilson was "offended" and "enraged." Obviously this was the first she had encountered analogies between abortion/slavery and abortion/black genocide, meaning she hadn't done any research whatsoever on abortion before becoming an activist. Doesn't say much for her.

    Actually, pro-abort blogs are all over the slavery analogy right now, in response to Melinda Henneberger's NYT piece I drew your attention to Sunday, "Why pro-choice is a bad choice for Democrats."...

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    US abortion history through PBA Ban decision; legal critique of Open Letter to Dobson

    These are notes I took from a speech yesterday, "Abortion jurisprudence from Roe to Carhart II," by Clarke Forsythe, president of Americans United for Life, at its legal institute:

    America abided by English law from 1600 to the 1800s.

    Around 1600 homicide law began to deal with only born human beings. Abortion law dealt with unborn human beings. The notion of "quickening" was the best knowledge anyone had of knowing a woman was pregnant. The law couldn't do anything if it didn't know the unborn child was alive.

    The American colonies adopted these laws, called "common law," in the 1800s.

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    The first state passing an abortion law was CT in 1821. Between 1821 and the end of the 19th Century, other state legislatures did, too. Most states prohibited abortion except to save life of mother.

    That was the status of abortion law until the 1960s. In 1967 states began adopting exceptions....

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    Prudential approach vs. Absolute approach

    This is for pro-lifers interested in the debate on Incrementalism vs. Purism, hereafter known as Prudentialism vs. Absolutism, brought to the fore by the Open Letter to James Dobson a couple weeks ago.

    These are notes from a speech today, "Prudence vs. all-or-nothing: lessons from Lincoln and Wilberforce on the morality of imperfect legislation," by Clarke Forsythe, president of Americans United for Life, at its legal institute:

    We all want to make a difference, but we are tempted to think sometimes anything less than the perfect is a compromise. That is not true. That is not prudent. That is inconsistent with the real world we live in with its constraints, limits and obstacles - the teaching of prudence.

    augustine.jpgPrudence is an intellectual and moral virtue dating back to Plato and Aristotle. It was incorporated into Christian ethics by Augustine in The City of God, the "first comprehensive statement on politics" by any church father, according to Kraynak.

    Prudence is "wisdom plus," or wisdom in action. Prudence is about making the right decisions and implementing them well.

    For politics and legislation, prudence boils down to four questions:

    1. Is the goal worthy?
    2. Are we exercising wise judgment as to what's possible in a situation?
    3. Do we successfully connect means to ends? Can we connect means and resources to achieve those goals?
    4. Do we preserve the possibility of future progress when all the good is not immediately achievable? Do we avoid a final or total compromise?....
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    Abortion and the 3-legged stool

    stool.jpgThis week I am attending Americans United for Life's Legal Institute in Chicago. Along the way I'll be posting items of interest.

    Yesterday, in her presentation, "Abortion, the ultimate abuser of women," Dr. Donna Harrison, President-Elect of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, made this point:

    Since 1973, abortion proponents have argued its legitimacy on a three-legged stool:

    1. That which is being aborted is a blob of tissue.
    2. Abortions are good for women.
    3. We don't want those kinds of people (insert reason here: poor, uneducated, unmarried, etc.) to reproduce anyway.

    Do you agree these are the foundational principles of abortion? Disagree? Are there others?

    According to Dr. Harrison, two of the three legs have been all but knocked out. Which two do you think?

    Update, 6-20-07: See page two for Dr. Harrison's answers.

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    Virgin challenge

    gisele2.jpgBrazilian super model Gisele Bundchen issued a challenge this week. In response to the Pope's visit to her country and the Catholic Church's stance on contraceptives and abortion, she said, according to Reuters:

    "Today no one is a virgin when they get married ... show me someone who's a virgin!"...

    Asked about abortion, she said...

    ''If she thinks she doesn't have the money or the emotional condition to raise a child, why should she give birth?'...

    "'It's ridiculous to ban contraceptives - you only have to think of the diseases that are transmitted without them. I think it should be compulsory to use a contraceptive."

    (Forced contraception? And Bundchen says the Pope is "ridiculous"?)

    Bundchen added this, according to the AP....

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    Nice girls don't

    waitress2.jpgPro-abort blogger Tao Te Xark today discussed two recently released films, Waitress and Knocked Up, wherein both female leads encountered unwanted pregnancies, had their babies with nary a thought about abortion, married their princes, and lived happily ever after.

    Unspoken bottom lines: Nice girls don't abort, and nice movies don't include abortions.

    Tao concluded (with my added paragraph breaks)....

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    Boiling over

    I blogged May 25 and June 1 about the now public ideological dispute between pro-life purists and incrementalists thanks to a press release and newspaper ads placed by purists.

    boil over.bmpThis is now making news, called the "most visible rift in the antiabortion movement in at least a decade," by the Washington Post June 4, an "unexpected revolt" by the LA Times June 6, and an "erupted... internal debate" by the UPI today.

    The surprising trigger was the Supreme Court's ruling in favor of the Partial Birth Abortion Ban, which was expected to hurt the abortion movement but is now being framed by MSM to have damaged the pro-life movement. This is just silly. An internal spat outranks the first legal decision outlawing an abortion procedure ever? Please....

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    Christians and savages, then and now

    In the early 1700s, the great theologian John Wesley evangelized Native American Indians. He wrote in his journal in 1736:

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    I told [their head man], "If red men will learn the Good Book, they may know as much as white men. But neither we nor you can understand that Book unless we are taught by Him that is above: and He will not teach you unless you avoid what you already know is not good."

    He answered, "I believe that. He will not teach us while our hearts are not white. And our men do what they know is not good: they kill their own children. And our women do what they know is not good: they kill the child before it is born...."

    Almost 300 years ago, with no Christian underpinning, supposed "savages" inherently knew abortion was wrong.

    Flash forward....

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    Pro-life Idol

    jordin.jpgOn her wedding ring finger she wears a purity ring, a visual pledge to remain sexually pure until marriage.

    In addition, Jordin Sparks, last week's American Idol is a pro-life advocate. Reported World magazine, in its June 2 issue:

    Though only 17, Sparks is a stage veteran. How did she come so far so fast? Much of her experience has been in the service of religious groups and specifically for pro-life groups in Arizona.... work[ing] to help their cause, according to Kim Schmidt, executive director of the Phoenix-based pregnancy resource group With Child....

    Even while the music industry was calling, Jordin maintained contact with pro-life groups. She sang twice at an Arizona Right to Life rally in 2005.... Schmidt says she booked Jordin to sing at With Child's Rally for Life in February 2006. "She's a very kind, young Christian woman," Schmidt said. And about her performance? "She was fantastic."

    [Photo courtesy of World magazine]

    Pro-life hardliners instigate two-front war

    dobson2.jpgA week ago I noted with regret the attempt by pro-life purists to cause friction in the pro-life movement.

    On May 23 they distributed a press release entitled, "Rift opens in Christian Right unprecedented criticism of Dobson by major ministries," to announce they placed an ad in a CO newspaper shaming Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family for supporting the Partial Birth Abortion Ban. The title of their release revealed their intent: to cause public dissension in the pro-life ranks. I said while I admired many people in this group, I did not think this was good.

    Since then, the group's organizer, Pastor Bob Enyart, has been raising money to rerun the ad, which I consider a tragic use of pro-life funds. Indeed, the ad ran in the Washington Times May 30, and the group plans to run it at least one more time.

    enyart.jpgPastor Enyart fueled the fire last week with this headline on his site: "Dobson's staff: '3rd trimester abortion banned!'"

    He linked to a phone call one of his staff made to FOTF wherein an employee did mistate this about the effect of the PBA Ban, although she semi-recovered by reading the factual details.

    It seemed clear to me from listening to the call (which can be heard by scrolling about halfway down this page) she was simply foggy about the ban and was not intentionally lying.

    I emailed Carrie Gordon Earll, Senior Director, FOTF, and asked for clarification. I did not believe FOTF would intentionally spread such blatantly false information.

    Earll authorized publication of her response on my blog, which is:

    Focus on the Family is aware that Bob Enyart Live has played a clip of a secretly taped phone conversation with one of our staff members and has posted that conversation on a web site. During that conversation, our representative incorrectly stated that the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban (upheld in Gonzales v. Carhart) prohibits abortion in the third trimester. We handle a significant volume of calls on a wide variety of topics, and mistakes do occur on occasion. We strive for accuracy, so when we make an error, we welcome the opportunity to "set the record straight."

    I emailed Pastor Enyart several days ago expressing my concerns. He acknowledged receiving my note and said he would respond but has not. A reminder email I sent last night has gone unanswered.

    There are two issues at stake here, the concept of a two-front war and the strategical differences between pro-life purists (win all or nothing) and incrementalists (win a little at a time).

    Re: the latter, I'm fairly certain after reading and discussing this topic that the purist/incrementalist debate is akin to the Protestant/Catholic debate. It will never be resolved.

    constitution.jpgIncrementalists appear to accept our differences and are focusing energy/money on pro-aborts. I think incrementatlists agree it is fine if purists want to pursue a Human Life Amendment to the Constitution. There are a number other ways they can pursue their strategy, such as spotlight education against the rape/incest exception.

    Purists appear to not accept our differences and are focusing at least some of their energy/money on attacking fellow pro-lifers. It seems to me the voices of purists are growing louder as incrementalism demonstrates success.

    The two camps simply disagree in strategy. But we should agree that one losing strategy is to launch a war against one another.

    Purists, explain what's wrong with this law

    From Reuters, May 24:

    A bill prohibiting public funds from being used for most abortions has become law in Oklahoma after a deadline passed for the state's governor to veto the measure.

    "If the governor doesn't act, it becomes law," said his spokesman, Phil Bacharach. Gov. Brad Henry had until midnight on Wednesday night to veto the bill.

    Henry, a Democrat, vetoed a previous bill that contained no exceptions for publicly funded abortions even in cases of rape or incest. The new version allows such an exception if the victim reports the crime to the police.

    Purists or hardliners, not sure what they prefer to be called, will say this law is pro-abortion because of its rape/incest exception. They will say pro-lifers supporting it tacitly support these abortions.

    But here was a case where the first attempt was pure and failed. Now OK has a law in place outlawing public funding of most almost all abortions. This is bad?

    dissension.gifI'm a little riled at purists right now, after receiving a copy of their press release last week entitled, "Rift opens in Christian Right unprecedented criticism of Dobson by major ministries."

    This was to announce they were placing an ad in a CO newspaper taking on Dr. James Dobson for supporting the Partial Birth Abortion Ban. The title they gave their release showed their intent, to cause public dissension in the pro-life ranks. I admire many people in this group, but this was not good.

    [Hat tip: #2 Son and reader jasper]

    Wash Post writer: Giuliani's abortion position is "incoherent," meaning yours is, too

    slaves2.jpgOne positive of Rudy Giuliani's presidential bid is it is providing repeated opportunities to evaluate the position most pro-"choice" Americans hold but would rather not contemplate. That is, they think abortion is wrong but should be legal anyway.

    Neither the abortion industry nor MSM want America to think about it either. So historically, this conundrum has been rarely evaluated publicly.

    Enter Rudy. Enter fodder. Washington Post writer Michael Gersen wrote an excellent column yesterday, in the end calling Rudy's position - and thus, the position of most abortion supporters - "incoherent." Gersen also correctly drew in a comparison to slavery....

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    Pro-choice women are wimps

    faint1.jpgA May 16 article in wwweek.com spotlighted Grayson Dempsey, the "self-proclaimed pro-choice extremist" 2004 founder of Backline, a pro-abortion hotline.

    Interestingly, Dempsey is now six months pregnant. Responding to the question, "Has your pregnancy shifted your views?" she said:

    My pregnancy has made me so adamantly engaged in the work that I do that it is unbelievable. I can't imagine going through it without the support I have from everybody in my family and in my life, and I can't imagine going through it unless I was committed to being a mom. I threw up every day for three months. I cried for no reason. I'm gaining weight.

    I read this "poor me" or "pregnancy is unbearable" lament from pro-abort women a lot, trying to skew a natural condition into something beyond them. Examples from this blog:

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  • "[I]f I were to ever tell [my fiancee] I couldn't continue a pregnancy, it would be because I COULDN'T do it - emotionally, or physically, or mentally. He wouldn't want me to sacrifice my mental, emotional or physical well-being for a fetus."

  • "I went through a month and a half of pregnancy and I was nauseous from the moment I woke up in the morning to the moment I went to bed at night, I couldn't eat much of anything more than ginger ale and soda crackers, I was constantly exhausted, and cramping like crazy. Would my fetus have lived to gestate fully? Probably. But no one can tell me that I can't get rid of something that is making my body that horribly miserable."

  • "[I[f abortion were outlawed and I becamse pregnant, I would find every way possible to end it. I dislike the condition...."

  • "I loathe the idea of being in such a weakened state."
  • My conclusion? Modern-day feminists have degenerated into frail creatures, the very weaklings that sexists caricature.

    But they're forced to take this position to bolster their claim that abortion is as good as or better an option than pregnancy.

    How ironic.

    What's wrong with this choice?

    JM's comment to my May 19 post, "Weekend question," was typical:

    My stance on abortion is like many pro-choice people.... I myself would never have one, but that is my choice... I don't feel like I should be able to make that decision for anybody else...

    Interestingly, pro-lifers aren't all who find this unreasoning problematic. Abortion proponents don't like it either, because it says something is wrong with abortion.

    So one positive of Rudy Giuliani's idiosyncratic hated support of abortion is to force those spouting that cliche to explain it. Wrote Ken Conner, chairman of the Center for a Just Society, on May 19 :

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    Why is it morally wrong? If it is simply a medical procedure in which a "mass" is removed from a woman's womb, what's so bad about that? Giuliani is certainly suggesting, by saying he "hates" this procedure, that he thinks abortion is more than a typical medical procedure. The fact that he says he is personally against it and feels that it is morally wrong suggests that he knows that abortion ends a human life. Why else would he be against it? But, if Giuliani truly believes that innocent life is destroyed by abortion, then it is odd that he feels there is nothing the government should do about it, or that he would call such killing a "woman's right." A right to kill innocent life? Isn't protecting innocent life a primary responsibility of the government?

    Added commenter Sandy to the aforementioned post:

    You are also condoning the corrupt pro-choice movement... the rape cover-ups, pedophillia, the deaths women suffer at the hands of abortion doctors, the RU 486 deaths that go unrecognized, the roach infested clinics that go unregulated and often include operating with unlicensed practitioners, [the] dirty, filty unsterile equipment, not to mention coersion and lying by "counselers" to get women to abort, the killing of babies who have the audacity to survive abortion... the emotional suffering of women after abortion who get no help from the clinics... the infertility women suffer because of abortion... [and] the pre-mature babies born because they cannot be brought to full-term due weakened cervix muscles.

    [Hat tip: Bethany]

    Eye on abortion

    eye3.bmp What with the Romney "is he or isn't he" and Giuliani "he is but hates it" controversies, the media has focused more on abortion these past two weeks than it has the past year.

    NARAL noted this on its blog May 14:

    Judging by the first two debates and Sunday talk shows alone, choice is emerging as an especially big issue in the 2008 presidential elections.

    Question is, whose side is helped more when abortion is kept in the eye of the American public?

    Life after death

    stacy.bmpHere's a touching story from ABC News, today:

    Stacy Rojas, a 34-year-old teacher at Molina High School in Dallas, was happily expecting her first child with her husband, Marcus.

    Six months into her pregnancy, though, Stacy had a brain aneurysm and went into a coma.

    Marcus and Stacy's doctors made a difficult decision: to keep her body alive to incubate the child she yearned for....

    She was pronounced brain dead the next day....

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    Rev. Jerry Falwell RIP

    Fallwell and Jill iii.jpgUpon learning a few hours ago that Rev. Jerry Falwell passed away today, I was reminded of my encounter with him and what a strong defender of life he was.

    Rev. Falwell asked to interview me for his t.v. show, Listen America, in June 2001 about my experiences with live birth abortion at Christ Hospital.

    Little known is that my appearance on his show was listed as one of the reasons for my termination a few months later. Falwell did not coat the truth. He posted photos I took of Christ Hospital's infamous Comfort Room, which angered my management.... :) (Photos can be seen by following this link.)

    Dr. Falwell is home now, hallelujah. He leaves quite a legacy, most signficantly, Liberty University.

    Eduardo

    edwardo3.jpgSome people call Eduardo Verastegui the Brad Pitt of Latin America. The L.A Times named him the "Leonardo Di Caprio of Mexico." I have met the man, and he is all that.

    Model, singer, actor, Eduardo had it all by the early 2000s but felt empty.

    Eduardo recently made a commitment to himself to "never do anything that contradicts his moral principles or that would misrepresent Hispanics, 'neither in film, nor in television nor in any other media,'" reported CA Catholic Daily on May 6. Part of Eduardo's awakening has been to take a stand against abortion. CCD reported on an interview Verastegui recently gave to Hola magazine:

    Abortion, Verastegui told the magazine, is "something so grave, so profound, it goes beyond any philosophy or religion."...
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    A tale of two terminally ill children

    Word came from Ireland today that a court has ruled a 17-year-old pregnant mother may travel to the UK to abort her four-month-old baby with anencephaly (no brain).

    I wonder if the mother was told one gift her child would have given her was protection against breast cancer. She is not only throwing that gift away but adding to the risk by aborting.

    Neither does she know how shattered her life will be on the other side. She thinks she is alleviating a a few months of grief but will instead incur a lifetime of regrets. I have spoken with women who aborted their terminally children, and they are broken.

    baby angel 1.jpgOn the other side, I have never met a mother who was sorry she carried her terminally ill baby to term and cared for him or her for the short time s/he lived. The natural maternal response is to care for one's sick child. Abortion is not.

    Witness the touching syndicated Tribune story of May 3, entitled, "35 minutes to live, feel love," excerpted here....

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    Abort girls now for fear they might lose right to abort later

    An unashamed aborting father in yesterday's Los Angeles Times attempted to tie the partial birth abortion ban with selective reduction abortions.

    The other side typically attempts to evoke emotion to support death. This is hard in the case of partial birth abortion, but I do commend this warped man for trying.

    But what I found most interesting was his rationale for aborting his two boys rather than his two girls. One reason he considered aborting the girls was because they might some day lose their right to abortion. He considered killing two of his children for fear they might someday lose the right to kill their children....

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    Abortion and hogs

    On this day of worship and rest, here are great thoughts to ponder, an April 23 Townhall.com column by Dinesh D'Souza.

    Speaking as a former fetus, I welcome the Supreme Court's decision permitting regulation of partial birth abortion. Now there's lots of talk about a wider pro-life strategy to build on this victory. Such a strategy must be one of persuasion as much as legislation. I am not an expert on the abortion issue, but I have learned a great deal about it, strangely enough, by studying the Lincoln-Douglas debates. These debates were about slavery. But look at how closely the arguments parallel the abortion debate....
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    Vatican: abortion = terrorism

    From Reuters, April 23:

    The Vatican's second-highest ranking doctrinal official on Monday forcefully... denounced abortion and euthanasia as forms of "terrorism with a human face"....

    In an address to chaplains, [Archbishop Angelo] Amato said newspapers and television bulletins often seemed like "a perverse film about evil." He denounced "evils that remain almost invisible" because the media presented them as "expression of human progress."

    He listed these as abortion clinics, which he called "slaughterhouses of human beings," [and] euthanasia....

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    After denouncing "abominable terrorism" such as that carried out by suicide bombers, he condemned what he called "terrorism with a human face," and accused the media of manipulating language "to hide the tragic reality of the facts."

    "For example, abortion is called 'voluntary interruption of pregnancy' and not the killing of a defenseless human being, an abortion clinic is given a harmless, even attractive, name: 'centre for reproductive health' and euthanasia is blandly called 'death with dignity'," he said in his address....

    National Pro-Life T-Shirt Day is today

    plts2.jpgToday marks the fifth annual National Pro-Life T-Shirt Day, sponsored by American Life League.

    If you have a pro-life T-shirt, wear it! If you're a public school student and encounter harrassment, contact ALL, which will get you legal help.

    Pro-life students around the country have been harrassed in years past with detention and outright censorship when attempting to wear pro-life t-shirts

    Last year a federal judge overturned a New York high school principal's censorship of a student from wearing a pro-life shirt in school stating it violated his First Amendment right to free speech. The shirt read, "Abortion is Homicide. You will not silence my message. You will not mock my God. You will stop killing my generation. Rock for Life."

    This year's t-shirt reads, "What part of abortion don't you understand?," with an ultrasound photo of a preborn baby and identifiers, "Fingers. Ears. Eyes. Nose. Hands. Heart."

    [Hat tip: LifeNews.com]

    If My people

    By HisMan (HisWay, HisWords, always and forever indebted to my Lord and Savior, the Power of One)

    CAG0UAIOCA8BH04OCAU4G0CACAGX7VOHCAGPUXNECA2WHNKKCA41HRZHCAQUNQPECARIENNRCASQRCSLCAMKB6W2CAZSNI2TCA0CA42TCAX49JA0CA3EEHNCCAGLM1XYCA0QPTIBCA8Z947LCALDADMQ.jpgI want to thank Jill for trusting me enough to allow a blogger novice to post on her site. Perhaps she saw a passion in me against a horrific injustice that I am absolutely convinced must be stopped. I have learned from the give and take of the debate banter that as passionate as I am, there lurks a proof to Newtonian phylosophics......"every argument has an equal but opposite argument". Or should I say, "every truth is challenged by an unequal lie"? Pro-abortioners will not just go away as much as my wishful thinking hopes they would. But, the power is not to be found in what I say or wish, but in what I obey....

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    The happy-sad quandary of pro-aborts

    abortion.jpgChicago gay news organization Windy City Times just published a review of the book, Abortion Under Attack.

    Gays and pro-aborts both fight for the same goal: Sex without judgment or consequences.

    But gays approach societal aversion to homosexuality far differently than pro-aborts approach societal aversion to abortion, from an offensive rather than defensive posture. Imagine gays saying they want homosexuality "safe, legal, and rare," for instance.

    Rather, gays attack anyone who says homosexuality is bad and remove any such language from their own midst except for the mistaken line, "Who would choose this?" to promote the concept of the gay gene, which we've discussed before, here, here, and here.

    So gays see the flaw in current pro-abort strategy, as quoted from the WCT piece:

    Much of Abortion under Attack is interesting, but too many of the writers engage in the apologist discourse of abortion as a tragic choice....

    happy sad.jpgFrances Kissling, in a now-famous essay "Is there Life after Roe?," reprinted in the book, will have none of that. President of Catholics for a Free Choice, she sanctimoniously criticizes the pro-abortion side's refusal to discuss abortion in simple moral terms, rather than political or legal terms. She's critical of pro-choicers who argued against the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, which endowed a legal status on a fertilized egg, embryo, or fetus. Pro-choicers rightly saw this as one more attempt to end abortion rights; Kissling insists that their responses "made us seem heartless." With friends like these, who needs the pro-lifers?....

    These fracture points are symptomatic of the contemporary abortion rights movement, perennially caught between fighting for a right and the perceived need to gain cultural acceptance....

    Our views on abortion reflect our beliefs in the rightness or wrongness of it. Those of us who stand for a person's right to have an abortion need to be less ashamed of our belief that it's right to think so.

    Many if not most pro-abortion commenters on this site approach their debate from the "safe, legal, and rare" standpoint. They vigorously fight being labeled "pro-abortion" than "pro-choice."

    Big mistake. I've said before, if you are pro-abortion, you must be pro-abortion all the way - for any reason at any time in the pregnancy by any means. Otherwise you lose the debate as you type your first word.

    Can a mother be charged with attempted illegal abortion after getting a legal abortion?

    The Fulton Daily News reported yesterday:

    Katrina L. Pierce, 24, of... West Monroe [NY], was arrested by officers with the Oswego County Sheriff's Department at 1:20 p.m., April 9 and charged with second-degree self abortion, a class-B misdemeanor, after she reportedly attempted to kill her unborn 13 week old baby by ingesting several over-the-counter and prescription medications, an act that took place April 4. Released on an appearance ticket, she is scheduled to answer the charge before West Monroe Town Court April 19.

    At this point the various moral dilemmas for pro-aborts are complex enough. (For instance, were any of those OTC meds emergency contraception? Think about it.)

    But today, we add this to this mix, from Syracuse.com:

    Oswego County Sheriff Reuel Todd has declined to say whether Katrina L. Pierce is still pregnant.

    So if Pierce gets a legal abortion before her court date April 19, can charges still be pressed? There won't be any evidence.

    [Hat tip: #2 son]

    What is human?

    baby.jpgPro-aborts on this site have called preborn humans everything from parasites to humans but not persons, whatever that means. Now, the courts may decide this critical point. Reports the New York Times today....

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    Manslaughter vs. abortion

    The Assocated Press reported yesterday:

    COLVILLE, Wash. - An 18-year-old pleaded guilty to trying to hire a hit man to kill his ex-girlfriend's nearly full-term fetus and was sentenced to more than six years in prison.

    Charles D. Young received 76 1/2 months in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to first-degree solicitation to commit manslaughter. State law allows for such a count when a viable fetus is the intended target....

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    Note the word "manslaughter" was applied to "fetus."

    This is just one example how legalized abortion has convuluted U.S. law into a pretzel....

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    Not guilty by reason of sanity

    both.jpgThe pro-life movement has a saying, "Why can't we love them both?" It's very freeing.

    Pro-aborts can't say that. They have to draw emotional and linguistic lines, depending on whether a baby is wanted or not. Even then, I can't imagine they have easy times attending baby showers or feeling a baby kick through a friend's abdomen. Here's a happy-sad example, from pro-abort Parminder Bell's blog yesterday....

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    Construction vs. development

    car.jpgflower.jpg Never thought of the debate like this before, but it's true. Excerpted from an op ed in YaleDailyNews.com, today:

    The central difference between the pro-choice and pro-life position, as first stated by Valparaiso law professor Richard Stith, is the subtle dichotomy between pregnancy as construction and pregnancy as development....

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    Greatest pro-life rock songs of all time

    On March 24 the Interested American blog linked back to National Review Online's list of the 50 greatest conservative rock songs of all time, published last May.

    I was unaware of the list and found it quite interesting and full of surprises. I agree with NRO that it would make a great iPod playlist.

    On the list were 10 songs within the pro-life scope....

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    Abortion keeps U.S. healthy, wealthy, and white

    From a March 20 op ed in thebatt.com, student voice of Texas A&M:

    I love abortion. For starters, it promotes economic development.... [T]he abortion rate among women living below the federal poverty level is more than four times that of women 300 percent above it. So as long as the trend keeps up, we will have fewer and fewer poor people and more and more rich people....

    healthy.gifI love abortion. It is the pinnacle expression of female liberty.... For years women could not vote. Now, however, they can pronounce their rights and freedoms louder than ever before. They can abort.

    I love abortion.... Black women are almost four times as likely as white women to have an abortion, and Hispanic women are 2.5 times as likely. So as long as the trend keeps up, I should be able to maintain my superior status in the world [as a white] without even having to fight for it.

    Abortion makes the United States healthy, wealthy, wise and white. It is a magnificent demonstration of constitutional liberation... helping Americans be all they can be.

    "Weak" pro-life ad

    Right to Life of Michigan has just placed one of its pro-life ads on You Tube.

    The ad, entitled, "Weak," aptly describes the pro-life movement's mission, "to provide a voice for people at their weakest moments...when they are preparing to die and preparing to be born," states RTLMI's press release. "Weak" has aired on MI television for seven years.

    Biology for pro-abort bloggers

    Posted Feb. 16 on the I Blame the Patriarchy blog:

    It seems fantastic, by which I mean unbelievable, that trained pharmacists should... be unaware that Plan B does not "end life" or abort anything, not humans or babies or fetuses or blastodermic vesicles or anything. It is so fantastic that it can't be true; these are professionals who must know that Plan B merely prevents an ovary from releasing an egg. Plan B may also prevent a fertilized egg - not a human, baby, fetus, or blastodermic vesicle, but a clot of inconsequential cooties - from infesting the uterine wall in the first place....

    One might at first assume that was written by an uneducated post-adolescent, but I was surprised the author, Twisty Faster, navigated that phase of life about 30 years ago.

    I will say Twisty takes some great photos of cuisine (seriously), a career path I would recommend she pursue rather than biology instruction.

    However, I, as your in-house labor and delivery RN, am qualified to educate on this issue....

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    Guest column: "The moral nonsecond"

    by Bill Zettler

    Who are you? What defines your being?

    In metaphysics that question is part of ontology, the nature of being. Brown eyes, brown hair, the mole on your back, good at math, bad at grammar, what defines you as a person, defines your uniqueness?

    Twelve billion linked chemicals called nucleotides define you. Those 12 billion chemicals are better known as your DNA and your DNA is defined at conception. The DNA at conception is the same DNA at birth. There is no difference....

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