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Pro-life news brief 5-20-13

by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat

  • In Arkansas, a man has been charged with domestic battery and negligent homicide for running over his pregnant girlfriend with a car. The woman, who was around 20 weeks pregnant, survived but the child did not.
  • A woman in Great Britain with severe mental health problems is asking for permission to have an abortion at 23 weeks:

    The 37-year-old, who suffers from bipolar and paranoid delusions, had planned the pregnancy with her husband and previously seemed happy to be expecting a child. But last month, the woman, who is 23 weeks pregnant, became convinced that she wanted a termination.She wants to have a medical abortion, rather than surgery, which means a decision needs to be made “within a matter of days”….

    Dr T said he believed she had “the ability to understand the court proceedings,” but that she was not capable of making an informed decision about her unborn child. “Because of her persecutory delusions she refuses to take on information which she should be taking on to perform a balanced decision.”

“Incredible acceleration… whole new level of attack… designed to gut Roe”

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Even though in my post, “Pro-life March Madness: “Sweeping… hurtling… astonishing display,” I wrote about the vast array of pro-life legislation passing in the states, I was still struck when reading through my google alerts over the weekend just how much we are suddenly accomplishing, as if a log jam has been broken. Here is just a sampling of headlines from the past week. Click to enlarge…

Pro-life March Madness: “Sweeping… hurtling… astonishing display”

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If abortion proponents condemned 2011 as “the year of abortion restrictions… mark[ing] a sea change for abortion rights,” and 2012 as “an unmitigated disaster for abortion rights,” I can’t imagine what they will say about 2013.

In 2011 there were a record 92 pro-life laws enacted in the states, followed by the second highest number, 43, in in 2012. This year has already seen at least 14 pro-life bills become law, according to Mailee Smith, Staff Counsel for Americans United for Life, so we are on track for another banner year.

But in 2013 we are not only seeing a high volume of typical pro-life legislative fare, we are seeing passage of pro-life legislation on steroids, the likes of which has never been observed in 40 years of legalized abortions throughout the U.S.

Pro-life blog buzz 3-15-13

by 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.

  • Expose Abortion has a haunting quote from former abortion practitioner Susan Thayer, discussing how abortion providers must be gradually desensitized to the grisly work of abortion:

    I walked into the surgical suite and headed toward the foot of the exam table. I was stopped and told to sit in a chair by the door because, they said, nearly everyone who watches the first time, can’t take it and either get sick or faint. Once you make it through one abortion, you are allowed to gradually move closer to the patient, therefore seeing more of the procedure.

Pro-life news brief 2-27-13

by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat

  • TIME provides more information on the teenage couple in Texas who sued to prevent the young woman’s parents from forcing her to have an abortion:

    The baby is due Sept. 16. According to [the baby’s father] Evan, he and R.E.K. — they began dating last summer — knew right away they would have the baby. “We’ve always been against abortion,” says Evan, who wants to become a welder (R.E.K. wants to attend nursing school). “As soon as we found out she was pregnant, we knew we wanted to keep it.”

    … It remains to be seen just how involved the girl’s parents will be with their new grandchild. While Burnside and her husband, who is not Evan’s biological father, are being supportive, the girl’s parents may find it harder to play a role: days after the judge’s ruling, Evan, a high school sophomore, married his pregnant girlfriend, a junior, in what Burnside calls a “shotgun” wedding.

One of nation’s oldest abortion practices closes

Click to enlarge the great news, from the abortion clinic’s website

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Abortionist Peter Bours will turn 69 years old this July and has announced his retirement and the closure of his Eugene, Oregon, abortion mill effective February 28.

Huckabee “shocked” at Democrats’ elevation of abortion

I’ve never been so shocked in my life… to see speaker after speaker go to the podium in Charlotte at the Democratic National Convention and all but give a rallying cry (that) the single most important thing to them in all of America was not a stable economy, was not a secure border, it was […]

Time magazine cover story: Abortion proponents on losing path

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The title of the January 14 issue of Time magazine reads, “40 years ago, abortion-rights activists won an epic victory with Roe v. Wade. They’ve been losing ever since.”


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