(Prolifer)ations 4-06-09

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  • The latest 40 Days for Life campaign has come to a close, with the lives of 384 babies saved from abortion.

    Some clinics saw their patient loads cut in half and closed early each day. These results are due to the efforts of praying pro-lifers....

    According to Shawn Carney, the spring campaign director, 41+ day efforts are now beginning around the country. Many groups plan to continue their prayer vigils once a week or more outside their local abortion clinics.

    The fall campaign is set to kick off on September 23 and continue through November 1.

  • DeathRoe notes a Right Side News article regarding the ND Personhood Amendment.

    Four days before the hearing on HB 1572, Catholic Bishops Paul Zipfel of Bismarck and Samuel Aquila of Fargo called a news conference to announce they "could not support the bill as written."

    Their opposition to acknowledging the unborn as "persons" is based on the belief that "women should never be held legally liable for procuring abortions and that the repeal of Roe would do just that" in ND.

    The article continues:

    While Bishop Zipfel and the ND Catholic Conference use the right rhetoric and claim they wish to provide "a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade and its progeny," their actions speak louder than their words.

    They propose to gut a bill that poses one simple question to the Supreme Court: In the absence of a U.S. Constitutional definition of "person," can a state define "person"? They replace it with confusion and ambiguity, and...leave out the critical term.

    Why didn't the Bishops introduce their own bill if they believe they know how to challenge Roe?...Their actions challenging the bill may well ensure its failure. For those who wonder why abortion, after 36 years, is still taking almost 1.5 million lives each year in the US, the Bishops' actions in ND help to answer that question.

    The Bishops have a reputation for defending Roe, even while claiming to oppose it.

  • Valerie Jane at 2SecondsFaster blogs about a FindLaw article that disturbingly refers to children born alive during abortions as "fetuses":

    How far will we go? Will a newborn 5 days old be referred to as a living fetus so we can feel better about infant euthanasia? This article...really does shed some light on the state of our country right now considering the majority of politicians are lawyers.

    The article's author, attorney Sherry F. Colb, calls the unborn child a "creature" and "unwelcome intruder," who is "innocent of any intentional wrongdoing" but of course, must be eradicated if there against the woman's will.

    Colb goes on to defend Belkis Gonzalez and her actions in killing the infant daughter of Sycloria Williams, assuming a "customer is always right" mentality: Williams paid for an abortion, and not giving her the intended result might have angered her.

    Unbelievable.


  • Comments:

    The article's author, attorney Sherry F. Colb, calls the unborn child a "creature" and "unwelcome intruder," who is "innocent of any intentional wrongdoing" but of course, must be eradicated if there against the woman's will.

    Obviously. A woman is always 100% in charge of what happens to her body, even when she's pregnant. Why's that so hard for you people to understand?

    Posted by: reality at April 6, 2009 2:13 PM


    Reality: "A woman is always 100% in charge of what happens to her body..."

    So women are exempt from cavity searches and blood draws DNA fingerprinting? Didnt know that...

    Posted by: Oliver at April 6, 2009 2:38 PM


    "A woman is always 100% in charge of what happens to her body, even when she's pregnant. Why's that so hard for you people to understand?"

    Suppose a woman is pregnant and wants to "keep the baby." However, her pregnancy causes her serious nausea and as a result, she decides to take the drug thalidomide which causes her to stop having nausea. But, as was discovered many decades ago, thalidomide also causes SEVERE birth defects, like children being born missing arms etc. Goodle image it to see the kinds of birth defects it can cause. Now, suppose further that the woman is well aware of this fact, but says it doesn't bother her that her child will be born with severe birth defects; she will love the child anyway. Besides, she has 100% control over her body- if her child is born with severe birth defects, so be it.

    I call this person a moral monster, reality. Yet you claim that she can do what she sees fit with her body. So does taking thalidomide while pregnant fall under the all-encompassing domain of "bodily ownership"? If not, why?

    Posted by: Bobby Bambino at April 6, 2009 2:49 PM


    Change your count for the number of lives saved during the 40 days for Life campaign to 385 (is that right?) as I helped a woman who was being pressured into an abortion by her boyfriend choose life this past week! :-D

    Posted by: Rachael C. at April 6, 2009 3:39 PM


    I read 389 babies saved but I am sure there are more. :)

    Posted by: Carla at April 6, 2009 3:46 PM


    God bless you, Rachael!! Thank you for your hard work. What an amazing testimony to the power of prayer warriors for life!!

    Posted by: Carla at April 6, 2009 3:47 PM


    Actually, what happened was I met her on a post-abortion message board and began to correspond with her by private messages (similiar to e-mail). The more I spoke with her, the more I realized and became concerned because she was having the abortion for her boyfriend who was pressuring her to have the abortion and threatening to leave her, while she expressed she wanted to have the baby.

    Posted by: Rachael C. at April 6, 2009 5:25 PM


    And she expressed much ambvience about having an abortion.

    Posted by: Rachael C. at April 6, 2009 5:42 PM


    The pregnant woman consents, though not always fully informed, but the prenatal child, though never consulted, is always 'subjected' to the violent act of abortion.

    yor bro ken

    Posted by: kbhvac at April 6, 2009 9:36 PM


    Change your count for the number of lives saved during the 40 days for Life campaign to 385 (is that right?) as I helped a woman who was being pressured into an abortion by her boyfriend choose life this past week! :-D

    Posted by: Rachael C. at April 6, 2009 3:39 PM

    wonderful Rachael! God bless you.

    you guys (Bobby and Ken and any others!) may find these two articles of interest re: the bodily integrity argument for abortion:

    http://writ.news.findlaw.com/colb/20090401.html

    and

    http://www.creativeminorityreport.com/2009/04/babies-are-just-like-rapists.html

    Posted by: angel at April 7, 2009 9:31 PM


    sheesh, I didn't see the last part of this post!
    *smack me one!* :(

    Posted by: angel at April 7, 2009 9:34 PM