Jivin J's Life Links 8-2-10

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  • NY Times columnist Nicholas Kristof has what I would consider a glowing column about RU-486 abortions in developing countries. There's no mention in the column about complications or risks (including death) to women (except to say they're supposedly no greater than miscarriage) who attempt to abort their children using these drugs. We're told the only "serious downside" is that it can cause birth defects.

    Kristof is almost giddy about women buying cheap abortion drugs and having illegal home abortions after taking the time to interview two abortion advocates, one of whom seems to be gung-ho about using RU-486 for later-term abortions.

  • The FDA has re-approved Geron's Phase I trial using human embryonic stem cells.

  • The editorial board of the Detroit News apparently doesn't care in the least about whether or not abortion is the killing of human beings. In an editorial about the MI governor's race, they claim jobs are the only thing worth talking about or working on:
  • The state has no time for a tug-of-war over abortion....

    If a candidate isn't talking only about jobs, jobs, jobs, then he has no business in this race.


    Comments:

    On the surface, the editorial board of the Detroit News comes across as ambivalent about the abortion debate, but it's important to note that the news paper has already endorsed anti-abortion candidates, Dillon and Cox, purportedly for their jobs-creation skills.
    It appears to me that they want to take the focus off of abortion and on jobs in order to keep the state's pro-aborts from making too much noise pre-election.

    Posted by: Janet at August 2, 2010 1:15 PM


    From the RU-486 article: “I feel like people must have felt when they discovered the nuclear bomb,” says Dr. Beverly Winikoff.
    Well THERE's an apt analogy. Is Dr. Winikoff seriously proud of her lethal discovery?

    Posted by: Kelsey at August 2, 2010 3:28 PM


    "If a candidate isn't talking only about jobs, jobs, jobs, then he has no business in this race"
    ---------------------------------------------

    If there's no life, life, life..then there won't be anybody filling those jobs, jobs, jobs.

    Posted by: RSD at August 2, 2010 3:54 PM


    Kristof is almost giddy about women buying cheap abortion drugs and having illegal home abortions after taking the time to interview two abortion advocates, one of whom seems to be gung-ho about using RU-486 for later-term abortions.

    Kristof and apparently whoever he was discussing this with are clueless regarding the 2-drug regimen. While the RU-486 does the job of killing, it's misoprostol which initiates the contractions which expel the embryo/early stage fetus.

    The major problem is how misoprostol works - the possibility for uterine rupture increasing dramatically at later stages because the uterine walls begin to thin out. Misoprostol (Cytotec) makes the walls unstable, and literally sheds the placenta via ablation.

    Apparently, once abortionists proscribe this regimen, if it fails, they will wait a few weeks to allow the uterus to heal, prior to removing the child.

    Posted by: Chris Arsenault at August 2, 2010 6:37 PM


    You clearly don't live in Michigan or Ohio if you think abortion is more important than jobs. I live here. Our situation is pretty dire. I'd vote for a pro-choice politician who understands job creation and business over some Bible-beater social conservative any day. We all would.

    And the idea that there's not enough fetuses to fill the jobs is a joke and further proves you don't live here. The real problem is that all the jobs have moved out and taken the people with them. Everyone is moving out of Ohio.

    Posted by: Ashley Herzog at August 3, 2010 8:24 AM


    "If there's no life, life, life..then there won't be anybody filling those jobs, jobs, jobs."

    I know it's a beloved right-wing myth that our birth rate is falling. Our birth rate is actually quite healthy and at replacement level (2.1), although the birth rate is highest among Hispanics and blacks. So when social cons get concerned about falling birth rates, they're concerned about the white birth rate. We have enough babies, just not the ones you want. Tom Delay told Students for Life that America wouldn't have an "immigration problem" (ie, too many Hispanic people) if not for all the aborted white fetuses.

    Posted by: Ashley Herzog at August 3, 2010 8:32 AM



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