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Pro-life blog buzz 11-28-14

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

  • Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life notes the worldwide concern over premature birth, as it remains “the leading cause of all under-five deaths.” But there is failure to recognize the fingerprints of abortion in this problem:

    A wealth of worldwide research has established that induced abortion substantially increases the risk of preterm birth in subsequent pregnancies. For example, a 2009 systematic review published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology found that a history of one induced abortion increased the risk of preterm birth by 36% and increased the risk of low birth weight by 35%.

    The increased risks greatly escalated with additional abortions — to 93% and 72%, respectively. Another 2009 systematic review, in the Journal of Reproductive Medicine, concluded that abortion raised the risk of birth before 32 weeks’ gestation by 64%. A 2013 study in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada showed “a significant increase in the risk of preterm delivery in women with a history of previous induced abortion.”It is unfortunate that abortion is so entrenched in worldwide thinking that its connection to preterm birth is not widely publicized.


  • American Life League’s Judie Brown expresses her thankfulness for the courage of some counter-cultural, pro-life Christians (pictured left).
  • Americans United for Life says while the Obama Administration doubles down with their anti-life edicts, they will continue to fight:

    Defending the First Amendment conscience rights of Americans, [AUL] filed two amicus curiae (friend-of-the-court) briefs today in the Fifth and Eighth Circuits challenging the Obama Administration’s anti-life edicts in Obamacare.

“Despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s clear directives favoring freedom of conscience in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, the Obama Administration has doubled down on its coercive, anti-life policies, refusing to respect the beliefs of those who do not wish to provide coverage of life-ending drugs and devices,” said Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest.

  • Bound4Life reminds us that The Drop Box – the story of Pastor Lee Jong-Rak in Seoul, South Korea, and his baby rescue box – will be in theaters nationwide on March 3-5, 2015.
  • A Culture of Life says the new employee benefit of egg freezing – currently being touted by industry leaders such as Facebook and Apple – is not a benefit to anyone.
  • Big Blue Wave reports that in Canada beginning January 1, New Brunswick will eliminate current restrictions around abortion to improve access. Pro-lifers realize that erasing restrictions and providing abortion at taxpayer expense is really “open season on the unborn in New Brunswick.” They pledge to step their focus on pregnancy centers offering assistance to counter this normalization of abortion.


  • The Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform has a different take on the new regulations going into effect in New Brunswick:

    This was an almost purely symbolic victory for abortion activists, who did not get what they were actually seeking. There is no reason for pro-lifers to believe that these decisions will change things in any substantial practical way. This is, however, reason for pro-lifers to work extraordinarily hard to engage themselves in the political process and start ensuring that Brian Gallant/Harvey Dent (seriously, Google it) is a one-term premier [pictured right].

  • One reason why Fletcher Armstrong and the Genocide Awareness Project bring their pro-life message to college campuses is because young women of college age are those who most frequently choose abortion when faced with unplanned pregnancies. Armstrong shares one encounter with a former Planned Parenthood intern:

    Jane kept reminding her, “Abortion kills a human being.” She hated that.“It is not a human. What if it is not wanted?” (As if being “wanted” makes one human.)

    “You can’t ask the mom to work at McDonald’s so she can have a kid and go to college; that is too demeaning.” (As if hard work is “demeaning.”)….

    Her most astounding statement was this: “Women have evolved and our bodies are not designed to carry and deliver these babies anymore. They are too big for our small pelvic bones.”

    Lemme get this straight. PP’s buddies on the Left say it took millions of years for the human body to “evolve.” Now, in only two generations, the female reproductive system has further “evolved” into something dysfunctional? Why? Because of evolutionary pressures? From what? Radical feminism? Has PP become that ridiculous?

    Believing lies has consequences.

    She began to cry uncontrollably and kept saying abortion does not kill babies. Jane now knew she was post-abortive. She was seeing, for the first time, the monstrous lies she had told herself and others. She was horrified.

    It was horrifying to us, also. We were too late to save her oldest child(ren), but we pray the truth will save her younger ones.

(Prolifer)ations 2-3-12

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.

  • Secular Pro-Life notes some items of interest on the international abortion front in Russia and Australia.

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Siri now overcompensating on abortion

Earlier this week I reported the “scandal” of Apple’s Siri not referring for abortions was actually due to the fact abortion clinics don’t call or categorize themselves as abortion clinics.  As Gizmodo.com explained:

Apple… [is] getting banged on because its nascent search engine can’t connect the word “abortion” to a medical center that doesn’t use that word in its description. That’s Search 101, fellas.

Now, according to HappyPlace.com, Siri has begun to overcompensate.

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Siri “scandal” due to deceptive advertising by abortion clinics

Last week abortion proponents thought they had discovered a terrible conspiracy, that covert pro-lifers at Apple had secretly programed the new iPhone feature Siri to be pro-life.

Siri is an “intelligent personal assistant” to which (whom?) you can ask questions, and Siri will answer you. If you ask Siri, “Where can I get a good hotdog?” it will respond, “I found several hotdog restaurants near you,” and list them. Etc.

But when pro-aborts asked Siri, “Where can I get an abortion?” it responded, “I don’t see any abortion clinics. Sorry about that,” or something similar.

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Apple founder’s friend recalls: Steve Jobs glad he had kids

I asked him if he was glad that he had kids, and he said, “It’s 10,000 times better than anything I’ve ever done.”

~ Dean Omish, physician and friend to late Apple founder Steve Jobs, recalling a conversation they had, as quoted in The Independent, October 8

[Pictured right is Jobs with wife Laurene Powell Jobs; via The Independent]

(Prolifer)ations 9-9-11

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.

  • ProWomanProLife points to a story about Steve Jobs, founder and former CEO of Apple, who was adopted. Imagine if this “unwanted” child had never been born….

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Apple drops “Baby Shaker”

by Kelli
amd_baby_shaker.jpgOn Wednesday, Apple yanked an iPhone application called “Baby Shaker,” which encouraged users to silence a virtual screaming infant by shaking their phones.
With applications typically targeted toward young, male iPhone users – future fathers – the implications are disturbing and dangerous.
According to the NY Daily News

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