Jivin J's Life Links 7-12-10

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  • Abortion advocate Joyce Arthur attempted to respond to Andrea Mrozek and Rebecca Walberg's piece about the incredible amount of guesswork and estimations involved in worldwide illegal abortion statistics. Here's a portion of Mrozek's and Walberg's counter-response to Arthur:
  • Citing surveys of schoolchildren about whether they know someone who's had post-abortion complications, as Ms. Arthur did in her piece, is baffling. We feel sure that a sizable number of Canadian schoolchildren might claim to know a friend of a cousin whose stomach exploded after combining Coke and Pop Rocks. Shall we launch a worldwide campaign against junk food on the strength of those numbers?...

  • The New York Times has a piece about last week's Friday Night Lights episode in which one of the characters has an abortion.

  • Another day, more bad reporting on stem cell research. Katie Worth has an article in the San Francisco Examiner about the spending habits of CIRM, CA's stem cell agency. Unfortunately, she didn't do her research. She writes:
  • It was approved at a time when President George W. Bush had banned federal funding for embryonic stem cell research, and universities and other research institutions were forced to carefully separate their federally funded adult stem cell research from their privately funded embryonic stem cell research.
    I wonder what textbooks in 50 years will say about Bush's 2001 decision to limit the federal funding of embryonic stem cells to embryonic stem cell lines created before August 2001.

  • Is it me or are the results of Planned Parenthood of CA's 2 year undercover operation to expose CPCs incredibly weak:
  • CPCs tell women, incorrectly, that abortion leads to serious immediate and long-term complications including mental disorders, breast cancer, and future infertility.
  • Over half of the CPCs investigated highlighted mortality as a claimed complication from abortion.
  • Here's the entire report.

  • The LiveAction blog embeds a video of young Lia Mills explaining how abortion isn't a personal preference issue:

  • Comments:

    I just want to say 'thanks' to Joyce, who decades ago when running Toronto's Right to Life Association, sent all kinds of prolife material (free) to our small fledgling group in Kirkland Lake. That material molded me into the PL'er I now am. It's so strange that many of the arguments on both sides are the same. Pregnant women and their babies still get hurt - often badly!

    BTW this was all before most of you were born. I glad we're still at it! I just regret that we HAVE TO be at it. We'll go away, when you stop killing people!

    Posted by: John McDonell at July 12, 2010 2:56 PM

    John, I'm unfamiliar with Joyce Arthur. Are you saying she was once a pro-lifer and now she's a pro-abort?

    Posted by: Kel at July 12, 2010 3:03 PM

    Not at all Kel. Joyce is as true (PL'er) as they come and has been for a very long time. {she must be up-there by now because I'm up-there too!

    Posted by: John McDonell at July 12, 2010 4:11 PM

    Sorry Kel, wrong 'Joyce' ... I am getting old!

    Posted by: John McDonell at July 12, 2010 4:16 PM

    Lia Mills' is such a good speaker!

    Posted by: Janet at July 12, 2010 4:31 PM

    John I'm guessing you mean Laura McArthur who was prez of Toronto RTL for years.
    A wonderful woman whom I personally knew.

    Joyce Arthur is a vociferous proabort who does not believe in debate nor any public discourse on abortion.

    She is a woman who belongs in Stalin's era.

    Posted by: angel at July 12, 2010 9:16 PM

    just so you know John, Laura passed away in 1992, I think, if my memory is correct, from cancer.May God truly bless this holy devout woman for all her efforts on behalf of unborn children and pregnant women.

    Posted by: angel at July 12, 2010 9:21 PM

    Planned Parenthood of CA's "report" reminds me of that joke scam report about the dangers of dihydrogen monoxide. Taking advantage of peoples ignorance and gullibility and fear. Making a benevolent thing look evil by telling the truth in a negative way. Then PPCA mixes in a few lies for good measure. All they lack is a motive. What do CPC's gain by these "tactics"? Everything they do is free and often they never know if they were successful in saving a life. PP on the other hand only needs to look in their pocket book to measure their "success".

    Posted by: Sioko at July 13, 2010 8:43 AM

    right you are, angel. Sorry for the confusion ...

    Posted by: John McDonell at July 13, 2010 1:11 PM

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