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Pro-life blog buzz 4-30-13

by Kelli

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  • At Abortion Pill Risks, Monty Patterson interviews “Isis,” a college student who recently had a terrifying experience with RU-486, the abortion pill.
  • Abortion in Washington compiles a post on the plethora of lawsuits against birth control manufacturers for various complications, including a possible 1,000 soon to be filed against Nuvaring.
  • Big Blue Wave says an Australian doctor is under fire from pro-choicers for refusing to refer a couple for a sex-selective abortion. Again, we see just how “open” pro-choicers are to the idea of medical professionals asserting their conscience rights when it comes to abortion. They’re not.

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  • At Bound4Life, Natalie Brumfield discusses the completion of Students for Life’s Planned Parenthood Project, “a two-week bus tour [to eight] college campuses… [to] educate students on Planned Parenthood’s real agenda and where people can go for real help.” At each campus were 916 pink crosses (representing the number of abortions performed by PP daily) and eye-catching pink signs featuring facts on PP as well as other options for healthcare.
  • At The Leading Edge, Chelsea Houghton gives reasons why she believes women should be more open to motherhood:

    We live in a world where everything is over planned and in our control. We plan and choose a life for ourselves. A specific career, marriage (or not marriage) at a certain age, this number of children at this age, travel, a house… Whether it is through this or from the negatives people are quick to say, this has created rather a fear of parenthood in our culture.

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  • Saynsumthn’s Blog reports on the conflicting statements given by Pennsylvania Planned Parenthood CEO Dayle Steinberg (pictured right) on Kermit Gosnell’s abortion practice. Did she or didn’t she know about the shoddy conditions and women’s deaths occurring there? In 2010, Steinberg said “she hadn’t heard of any problems at clinic until the allegations surfaced in recent days,” but later stated that women were leaving Gosnell’s clinic and “would complain to staff about the conditions there.” Patients were then allegedly encouraged to report Gosnell to the health department.
  • Euthanasia Prevention Coalition shares an article by Susan Martinuk which points out that assisted suicide affects more than just the person seeking death:

    So there it is — the classic left-wing argument against almost everything. Not based on facts or statistics, or what has happened in other countries, but on emotional narratives that are loaded with words like compassion, “I feel,” and claims of “my body, “my choice” and the ignorant and naive assumption that this “will only affect me.”

    In sharp contrast, the reality is that giving individuals the right to die “on their own terms” has plenty of public implications. First of all, it involves the assistance of another and the assurance that society will not stand in the way. Therefore, it is very much a public, not private, act. By giving doctors the right to help their patients die, the legalization of euthanasia would also influence the kind of medical care that the rest of society receives.

[Photos via Bound4Life and Saynsumthn]

Pro-life blog buzz 1-25-13

by Kelli

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  • At The Public Discourse, Michael New notes the fact that abortion has not delivered on its promises to reduce the out-of-wedlock birthrate, the incidence of child abuse, or the crime rate.
  • Abortion in Washington shares poll results from the state, showing the population overwhelmingly supports parental notification before abortions are performed on minors.

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  • Down on the Pharm reports that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (pictured left) is promoting a Reproductive Care Act, which would “allow late term abortions after 24 weeks… for any reason.”
  • Moral Outcry analyzes Planned Parenthood’s new de-emphasis of the “pro-choice” label as well as their accompanying ad campaign.
  • Big Blue Wave discusses a recent study on condom distribution in Tanzania, which included pre-adolescents, age 10+. Almost 63% of the study’s participants argued that “condoms are suitable for adults, not children of their age because they should not be engaging in sexual activities before marriage.”
  • Coming Home shares news from the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists that says RU-486 chemical abortions (which take 36-72 hours) may be reversible through the use of progesterone injections.
  • Kansans for Life says the ACLU “has withdrawn their failing lawsuit against a 2011 Kansas law which bars private health care insurance from covering elective abortions.”
  • At Live Action, Kristen Walker Hatten addresses the fear so often felt by women experiencing unplanned pregnancies.
  • At Life Training Institute, Scott Klusendorf gives an excellent response to a pro-life pastor who chose to vote pro-choice this past election:

    I grieve that my former pastor supports a party where 90 percent of its current House membership voted against a bill protecting unborn females from sex-selection abortions. He voted for a party that supports forcing religious groups to fund insurance coverage for abortion-inducing drugs. He voted for a party that says doctors must perform or refer for abortion or go out of business. While he’s worried about Christians forcing their views on others, the party he supports is forcing Christians to comply with abortion mandates or face legal prosecution.

Pro-life blog buzz 12-18-12

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli

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  • Big Blue Wave asks some pointed questions to find out if more contraceptives really leads to fewer unwanted pregnancies and abortions. One has to wonder: If the Pill was so successful in the 60’s, would Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton really have been necessary in the 70’s? And why, with the common and increased use of contraceptives so many years later, have abortion numbers continued to skyrocket?

  • Abortion in Washington has an encouraging story about Lenette Lindemann (pictured left), director of Life Choices Pregnancy Medical Clinic, who has started the life-saving ImagePoint Mobile Medical Services ultrasound ministry.
  • Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life recognizes the 17th anniversary of the day a handful of activist judges decided the state’s Doe v. Gomez case, which “established a new state constitutional ‘right’ to abortion on demand”:

    This supposed right would remain protected by the state Constitution even if Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision legalizing abortion in the United States, were to be overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Doe v. Gomez allows abortions for reasons such as “stress” or “discomfort.” It forbids the state to “interfere” in any way with a woman’s “decision making” regarding abortion.”

    Today, taxpayer funded abortions account for 34% of all abortion in Minnesota, and more than 58,000 children have been aborted under this ruling.

  • Suzy B applauds the naming of pro-life Republican Tim Scott to replace the resigning Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina:

    “Congressman Tim Scott’s rise to the U.S. Senate is great news to both the country and the pro-life movement,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “At a point where our nation is hungry for leadership, Congressman Scott has demonstrated compassion and clarity on the abortion issue, never backing down when asked the tough questions. He has made it clear that defending the most vulnerable is an indispensible first principle in his own political philosophy. We applaud Governor Haley for this choice and look forward to Tim Scott’s pro-life leadership in the U.S. Senate.”

  • Live Action takes strong exception to Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (pictured right), who wrote an opinion piece recommending that birth control pills be sold over the counter. LA calls his thinking “delusional” and “futile.”
  • The Daily Kos has published a blogger’s “Open Letter to Supporters of Personhood,” which is really an angry and wholly unscientific rant about how a woman has the power to decide the value and wantedness of her preborn child. The author fears that bestowing any personhood to the preborn will somehow take away her personhood and power:

    My living children were wanted, and they are deeply loved. Unwanted pregnancies do not have “personhood” conferred upon them. They are an intrusion, a parasite, a thing. However they were conceived, they are not wanted. They are not loved. They are not named. No nurseries are planned. There is no sighing over tiny booties and cunning little hats. There is, instead, a desperation and determination that the thing be removed….

    Fetuses are not people until they are born. As a mother, I know that. Fetuses have the potential to be people, but until they are out of the womb, they are not. My daughter was born sort of grayish-blue, with the cord wrapped around her neck. My husband said, “Oh my God, she’s d—” and my doula kicked him in the ankle. My beloved OB quickly unwrapped the cord, my husband cut it, and my beautiful daughter turned rosy pink. She was a person. And I love her, and my son, so much that it makes my heart hurt. This, and only this, is how it should be. This is the sacred bond between mother and child. You should not interfere with that.

    Children are only actual children who have a “sacred bond” with their mothers if they pass through the magical birth canal and if they were planned and wanted – otherwise, they’re “parasites”?

Pro-life blog buzz 11-30-12

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli

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  • Pro-Life in TN writes that with all the warring over the looming fiscal cliff, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is busy doling out $100,000 to teach at-risk girls how to better “negotiate” condom use with their sexual partners.
  • Abortion in Washington exposed the fact that Group Health Cooperative was running an abortion clinic in Seattle and training future abortionists on site. After filing a public records request (since GHC refused to disclose its data), it was found that 294 babies were killed in 2011 at the facility.
  • Euthanasia Prevention Coalition publishes a letter from an Oregon woman who had been diagnosed with terminal cancer and voted for assisted suicide so she could end her life. Her doctor instead encouraged her to choose life and seek treatment. 12 years later, she is grateful to be alive and no longer supports assisted suicide.

  • Live Action reviews their personal favorite pro-life statements of 2012, including one about Bella Santorum (pictured left with her father, Rick Santorum) from Time’s Joe Klein, who wrote:

    I am haunted by the smiling photos I’ve seen of Isabella with her father and mother, brothers and sisters. No doubt she struggles through many of her days — she nearly died a few weeks ago — but she has also been granted three years of unconditional love and the ability to smile and bring joy. Her tenuous survival has given her family a deeper sense of how precious even the frailest of lives are.

All right, I can hear you saying, the Santorum family’s course may be admirable, but shouldn’t we have the right to make our own choices?

Yes, I suppose. But I also worry that we’ve become too averse to personal inconvenience as a society — that we’re less rigorous parents than we should be, that we’ve farmed out our responsibilities, especially for the disabled, to the state — and I’m grateful to Santorum for forcing on me the discomfort of having to think about the moral implications of his daughter’s smile.

  • Accepting Abundance points out how preborn children are now routinely – and almost nonchalantly – destroyed in the hopes of curing “more developed” people.
  • Life Training Institute promotes a great read on raising a child with Down syndrome.
  • Secular Pro-Life expresses support for the American Center for Law and Justice’s film, Life Happens:

    “Life Happens opens with a short, accessible, and useful history of the abortion conflict in the United States. The film’s coverage of the question of when human life begins is also excellent, with numerous expert interviews. But the heart of the film consists of personal stories.Though some inaccurate adoption language is used in the film, it covers “hard cases” such as special needs children and rape:

Pro-life blog buzz 11-20-12

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli

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  • Culture Campaign has good news about Tyndale House Publishers, who won a lawsuit against the HHS contraceptive mandate.
  • Abolitionist Society calls a United Church of Christ congregation to repentance for their support of abortion:

    We did this for all of the reasons that we have already given, the reasons that we are abolitionists. The Lord Jesus has commanded us to love our neighbor, and He gave no exceptions and no exemptions to that loving command. It is our joy, privilege, and responsibility to stand up for the preborn and to agitate to inform our culture and destroy misinformation about their daily fate. We sought the repentance of this evil church.

  • Kansans for Life says the careless use of social media with regards to the Phill Kline (pictured immediate left) ethics case got a Kansas appellate court clerk fired:

    The shocking “tweets” of a Kansas appellate court clerk, during Thursday’s Supreme Court review of ethics charges against former Kansas AG Phill Kline, have earned her a suspension, pending review [AP now reports she has been fired]….

    The Kline-denigrating tweets of Sarah Peterson Herr [pictured far left] (outed Thursday evening by Operation Rescue) reflect the culture of abortion corruption that has long plagued Kansas as well as a deep, dangerous and pervasive animus towards Kline among the legal authorities in this state.

  • Abortion in Washington says Republican politicians should be trained on how to properly articulate the pro-life position:

    [They] are not receiving any helpful professional advice from their consultants and advisers on how to message their pro-life position. It’s an after-thought at best….

    What we need is consultants to train pro-life candidates not just on how to message their pro-life positions, but how to go after and destroy the pro-abortion Democrats for their radical records, and how to proudly go on offense for life and make Democrats wish the topic would go away.

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(Prolifer)ations 4-24-12

Thumbnail image for blog buzz.jpgby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli

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  • Fletcher Armstrong responds to a recent article by Erin McCann opposing a Genocide Awareness Project display:

    Ms. McCann’s piece actually illustrates some of the very points we make with our GAP display….

    She notes that, “Isn’t it interesting how the male can do whatever he pleases, but the female must live with the consequence? Only the female is left with the decision between ‘right and wrong.’” Sadly true. Reminds me of something Mark Crutcher often says, “Abortion is something done by men, to women, for the benefit of men.” So many males — I cannot use the term “men” to describe such people — want sex without responsibility….

    But when cancer-causing birth-control hormones are passed out, who gets to ingest those? When the worst symptoms of STDs show up, who bears that burden? When somebody gets pregnant, which one is it? It’s always the woman.

    His response is often to threaten abandonment. It can be an overt threat or a thinly veiled one, such as, “It’s not my decision, it’s yours … Whatever you want to do.” In other words, “The decision… and especially the guilt that goes with it… are yours alone; I’m going to go hide somewhere until you get it taken care of.

  • Abortion in Washington highlights a LifeSiteNews article on a Seattle fertility clinic that advertises sex-selective services in conjunction with IVF. Their ad (pictured left) seems to target a certain population, featuring photos of children dressed in ethnic garb.
  • Down on the Pharm exposes President Obama’s “slush fund” in Medicare Advantage. $8B will be used to assure the program continues… until just after the November election:

    The current regime understands that if seniors lose this particular Medicare plan, and get funneled back into the standard plan, they’ll get upset and vote Obama out.

  • Abstinence Clearinghouse says Tennessee legislators recently approved a bill that will require abstinence education to be taught in public schools:

    The bill was introduced to address Tennessee’s high teen pregnancy rate.

    Abstinence education has continued to gain momentum in the past decade. With new strains of STDs and unplanned pregnancies becoming more and more common among teens, many law makers see the need to teach adolescents abstinence. “Safe sex” isn’t safe. Abstinence from sexual activity is the only 100% way not to get pregnant or contract an STD.

  • Big Blue Wave believes there is a right way and a wrong way to debate abortion online:

    When you debate abortion online, your purpose is not to convince the person you`re talking to. So DON’T EXPECT ANY MOVEMENT ON THEIR PART and that will lessen your frustration. Abortion supporters will cling to their opinion even in the face of facts and logic because they have a strong emotional reason for doing so. It’s not your job to be their personal psychologist. Don’t play arm chair psychologist and try to get them to spill the beans about their reasons. That doesn’t convince anyone.

    Your purpose is to persuade anyone who might be reading. Because online debates often have silent readers, either at the time of posting or later on when people find your discussion through search engines.

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(Prolifer)ations 3-27-12

Thumbnail image for blog buzz.jpgby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli

We welcome your suggestions for additions to our Top Blogs (see tab on right side of home page)! Email Susie@jillstanek.com.

  • Michael New exposes the media’s smear job against researcher Priscilla Coleman, whose findings published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research first showed sampling errors, opening the door to attacks by Guttmacher.

    What the media has conveniently ignored is that the corrected study still showed that abortion leads to a “statistically significant increase in the likelihood of 11 mental-health problems.” Coleman also published a 22-study meta-analysis last year in the British Journal of Psychology, which “offered the largest estimate of mental-health risks associated with abortion… and provided plenty of evidence that abortion leads to a range of mental health problems.”

  • If a picture is worth a thousand words, check out Catholic Vote’s photos of how many came out on a working day for their local Rallies for Religious Freedom (like the one in NYC, pictured left) across the country.
  • As the 40 Days for Life campaign enters its final week, participants share inside stories of workers being changed and lives being saved.
  • On the two-year anniversary of an affront to parental rights, Abortion in Washington rounds up their past coverage on the transportation of a minor, during school hours, from Ballard High School’s on-site health clinic to a clinic for an abortion – without parental consent or knowledge. The teen was advised by the clinic that if she did not inform her parents there would be no charge. Though no law was broken, the trust between school and parents was.
  • Bryan Kemper notes the twisted logic of Planned Parenthood and its supporters:

    I am so tired of Planned Parenthood and the pro-abortion machine telling me to “keep my rosaries out of their ovaries” or to “stay out of their bedroom and mind my own business,” but then they turn around and expect me to pay for these sexual activities with my tax money. Are you kidding me?

  • Accepting Abundance notes how earlier and longer contraceptive use statistically leads to more unplanned pregnancies.
  • Coming Home discusses the truth, straight from HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, about how the Obama Administration intends to pay for free contraceptives for all: by making sure people aren’t born.

    To top it off, the Congressional Budget Office tells us that Obamacare will now cost twice its originally promised price tag.

    Hear Sebelius in her own words:

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(Prolifer)ations 2-21-12

Thumbnail image for blog buzz.jpgby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli

We welcome your suggestions for additions to our Top Blogs (see tab on right side of home page)! Email Susie@jillstanek.com.

  • Americans United for Life explains the Alabama Supreme Court’s decision to uphold an extension of AL’s wrongful death statute which includes preborn humans from the moment of conception.

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