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- Big Blue Wave describes how use of the NuvaRing contraceptive seriously impaired the health of US Olympic hopeful Megan Henry (pictured left), a skeleton skater, who spent ten days in the hospital suffering from life-threatening blood clots (pulmonary embolism). This sidelined her training and dashed her hopes of qualifying for the Olympics.
- Clinic Quotes says a descendant of Margaret Sanger is continuing her legacy for “reproductive freedom”:
Alexander Sanger, abortion advocate and descendent of Planned Parenthood founder and controversial figure Margaret Sanger, said the following: “Reproductive freedom is vital to humanity. It is even more vital than all the other freedoms that we cherish – freedom of religion, freedom of thought and speech, and the freedom to live our lives as we see fit. Humanity has these freedoms, or should have them, because they add to human happiness and make for a better world. So does reproductive freedom.”
Really? Even more important than freedom of thought is the freedom to kill one’s children before birth? Remind me again… which side is extreme?
- At The Leading Edge, Brendan Malone is stunned that some Christian commentaries are chastising those who point out that the depression and subsequent suicide of Charlotte Dawson has roots (by her own admission) in her abortion.
- The Lost Generation has some practical advice for those who are being pressured to abort:
Whatever your reason, you do not have to get an abortion. It is against the law for anyone to force or coerce you to get one. You are your child’s mother, and no one – not your boyfriend, husband, parents, pimp, teacher, or lady at the grocery store – can make you get an abortion.
- Live Action notes an instance of either Planned Parenthood’s brazenness or bad marketing. When 92% of pregnant women who go to PP end up killing their preborn children, it seems more than odd to sell onesies for infants (pictured right) bearing the PP slogan. (Maybe “I survived” should be printed beneath their “Care” logo on the front?)
- The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition welcomes this anti-euthanasia statement from the American College of Pediatricians in light of Belgium’s recent legalization of child euthanasia:
The American College of Pediatricians is appalled by Netherlands’ recent legalization of Neonatal Euthanasia and Belgium’s legalization of euthanasia for terminally ill children of any age, and alerts healthcare professionals to the possibility of similar legislation in the United States.
The concept of euthanasia is based on a utilitarian worldview that defines the value of the individual in terms of that individual’s contribution to society. This ideology relegates neonates, especially those infants with congenital defects, to an expendable status….
Physicians are healers not killers. An individual’s future quality of life cannot be predicted by caregivers. The role of the physician is to promote health, cure when possible, and relieve pain and suffering as part of the care they provide. The intentional neglect for, or taking of, a human life is never acceptable, regardless of health system mandates. The killing of infants and children can never be endorsed by the American College of Pediatricians and should never be endorsed by any other ethical medical or social entity.
[Photos via army.mil; Live Action]