Category Archives: Quote of the Day

Shawn Carney of 40 Days for Life to speak in Orlando

by Carder

Shawn CarneyShawn Carney, National Campaign Director for 40 Days For Life, comes to Orlando to share victorious vigil stories from all over the country! The babies saved, the mothers spared from a lifetime of regret, the dogged determination of prayer warriors enduring harsh weather and hecklers.

In short, the every day drama of a 40 Days for Life campaign!

~ 40 Days for Life Orlando announcing Shawn Carney’s scheduled appearance for the closing day “victory” rally this Saturday, March 28

[HT: S. Rosas]

What Ebola and abortion have in common

by Carder

ebola virusWhat do abortion and Ebola have in common (aside from making [Texas Department of Health Commissioner] David Lakey’s life miserable this week)?

Both the new restrictions on abortion facilities in Texas and the government intervention to manage the Ebola threat are potent reminders of why expectations that our lawmakers and leaders will protect public health and safety should always be matched with a healthy dose of skepticism…. 

Perhaps ironically, this is one point on which people from the extreme left and the extreme right can agree.

At the end of this week, you are still more likely to get an abortion in Texas than you are to get quarantined in Texas. Some people on the left think that the state is dangerous when it limits abortions. Some people on the right think that the state is most dangerous when it seizes power during public health threats. Both sides are a little bit crazy. Yet, both sides are right to question government action. If nothing else emerges from a really bad week in Texas, a healthy shared skepticism may be the best result there is.

~ Tamara Tabo, Above the Law, October 3

Aborted babies incinerated to heat UK hospitals

by Kelli

UKhospitalsThe bodies of thousands of aborted and miscarried babies were incinerated as clinical waste, with some even used to heat hospitals, an investigation has found.

Ten NHS trusts have admitted burning foetal remains alongside other rubbish while two others used the bodies in “waste-to-energy” plants which generate power for heat….

At least 15,500 foetal remains were incinerated by 27 NHS trusts over the last two years alone, Channel 4’s Dispatches discovered.

The programme… found that parents who lose children in early pregnancy were often treated without compassion and were not consulted about what they wanted to happen to the remains.

One of the country’s leading hospitals, Addenbrooke’s in Cambridge [pictured top right; click to enlarge], incinerated 797 babies below 13 weeks gestation at their own “waste to energy” plant. The mothers were told the remains had been “cremated.”

Another “waste to energy” facility at Ipswich Hospital [pictured lower right], operated by a private contractor, incinerated 1,101 foetal remains between 2011 and 2013.

They were brought in from another hospital before being burned, generating energy for the hospital site.

~ Sarah Knapton, The Telegraph, March 24

[Photos of Addenbrooke’s and Ipswitch via medicalfutility.blogspot.com and eadt.co.uk]

What to say to a woman who is happy about her abortion

joshbrahmWe could demonstrate that abortion is wrong even if every single post-abortive woman had positive feelings about her abortion….

I think women should consider whether abortion is not a wise decision, but we also want them thinking about how some things can be wrong even if they don’t affect us negatively.

For example, the head of a corporation that irreparably harms the environment or kills whales around Antarctica may not feel any guilt from that, and he may not suffer any loss in profit either. Yet it may still be immoral to harm whales or the environment in that way….

Here’s what I would never do: Say that you don’t believe the person in front of you. “But everybody is affected by abortion!” “You may not feel guilt yet, but you will later.” Statements like that will not be helpful.

~ Josh Brahm, Education Director for Right to Life of Central California and host of podcast turned radio/TV show, Life Report: Pro-Life Talk. Real World Answers, responding to a question about how to address a woman who says abortion has improved her life, JoshBrahm.com, March 18

[Photo via joshbrahm.com]

Documentary follows abortionist who skirts international abortion laws

Rebecca GompertsI also immediately appreciated the metaphor of women leaving sovereignty to reclaim her own…. I had also lived in Indonesia and witnessed what happened when women don’t have access to safe abortion and it made an impression on me.

I knew it would make a great story.

~ Diana Whitten, director of the documentary film Vessel, which follows Dutch abortionist Dr. Rebecca Gomperts  (pictured above) and her abortion group Women on Waves as they commit abortions  in International waters on board her ship near countries where abortions are illegal, ABC News, March 7 (circumventing international abortion laws via an abortion ship).

Failed chemical abortion gives baby girl second chance at life

skinnerWe thought she had gone. I had grieved for that baby and we’d just managed to get our heads around it.

Anthony and I felt like we’d made the right decision because we were having problems and we didn’t think it was right to bring a baby into that. I’d always been one of those people that was against abortions and hated them, but I was suffering with postnatal depression…. But it was not an easy decision and I regretted it straight away.

She’s obviously a little fighter, and we don’t want to cause it any more harm. When I had the abortion it didn’t feel the same as it does now – we have seen her and she has a heartbeat.

~ 19-year-old Shannon Skinner, who had a chemical abortion via Marie Stopes International at 8 weeks of pregnancy only to find months later that she was still pregnant with a second daughter, due in May, as quoted by The Daily Mail Online, December 31

Marie Stopes’ response? “Very occasionally, the medical abortion pill can fail. Cases like this are few and far between but of course that does not make the situation any the less upsetting.”

[Photo by Jon Kent/SWNS.com via Daily Mail]

What if Jesus had been pro-choice?

by Kelli

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But what if Jesus were to have embraced a “prochoice” worldview? What would that look like?

We could kiss salvation goodbye. Adoption is at the heart of our soul’s redemption, yet a maligned consideration on the “prochoice” periphery. (Planned Parenthood aborts over 149 children for every 1 adoption referral). Half of us would immediately be written off as unwanted, therefore disposable, and certainly not worth eternally saving.

A “prochoice” Jesus would be the ultimate hypocrite having his own life spared from a single teenage mother scenario only to condemn to death others in similar circumstances. He, like the Jesse Jacksons of the world (who was conceived in rape), would enjoy the grand possibility of life while others the grim inevitability of undeserved death.

A Savior who espouses the tenets of the “prochoice” faith would not have to reveal the power of miracles, but instead rely upon a pessimistic outlook that misery is the natural outcome of physical affliction. The blind seeing, the lame walking and lepers healed would only take valuable time and resources away from those who weren’t a “burden” on society. He would relish in His efforts to eliminate the “unfit” from the overpopulated world upon which He apparently miscalculated….

This month we celebrate Christmas and the birth of a Savior who would eventually give His own life. But a “prochoice” Jesus would’ve prevented such selflessness. Narcissism is at the heart of abortion doctrine. His death and resurrection never would have happened; self-sacrifice is anathema to sacred abortion beliefs….

Instead we have… a Savior who saves the most wretched, the most defenseless and the most broken. He emblazoned Purpose on our hearts from the moment we were conceived. In Christ we have compassion, grace, mercy, love, forgiveness, hope and possibility personified.

~ Ryan Bomberger, The Radiance Foundation, December 17

[Graphic by The Radiance Foundation]

The diversity of pro-lifers

by Carder

Abby JohnsonI am not just prolife…. I consider myself whole life. 

Do I support the SNAP program? Yes. 
Do I support Headstart? Yes. 
Do I support universal healthcare for children? Yes. 
Do I support WIC? Yes. 
Do I support the Medicaid program for those who are desperately impoverished and pregnant women? Yes. 
Do I support the death penalty? No. 
Do I support unjust wars? No. 
Would I take ANY child into my home who was neglected? Yes. We are in the process of adopting through the foster care system.
Would I take ANY pregnant mom into my home who was homeless? Absolutely. My family has supported many pregnant mothers. 

Moral of the story…don’t stereotype pro-lifers and put us in a box. We are not all the same.

~ Pro-life advocate Abby Johnson, via her Facebook page, November 15