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Pro-life blog buzz 6-19-15

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

  • Wesley J. Smith says the French are trying to bring euthanasia in gradually, by first offering to sedate terminally ill patients until death. Smith discusses the difference between palliative and terminal sedation, and explains why terminal sedation is not so humane:

    That’s killing by slow motion because it involves putting a patient into a coma and depriving them of food and fluids so they dehydrate to death. Pushing terminal sedation is egregious for another reason: It confuses people as to whether the legitimate pain controlling technique – palliative sedation – is killing by another name.

  • ProLife NZ announces the continuation of a downward trend in abortion that started in 2007. Good news!

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  • John Smeaton says that “[o]f the 184,571 abortions performed in England and Wales last year[,] over 80% were performed on unmarried women and girls.” He quotes Paul Tully of SPUC, who suggests that marriage – the mere suggestion of which is often met with shock by women dealing with unplanned pregnancies – is often “hugely important to providing women with the security to continue their pregnancies.”
  • Secular Pro-Life posts an interview with a gay atheist who converted from pro-abortion to pro-life and now believes “[h]omosexuals are natural pro-lifers because they are still insufficiently legal persons, like the preborn” and “The very same artificial legal boundaries that define what rights I may or may not have are the very same artificial legal boundaries that objectify our youngest human beings as mere body parts that could be thrown away at will.” The interview is an interesting read.
  • At ProWomanProLife, Faye Sonier points out an essay from a self-described college-educated, pro-abortion liberal atheist who credits her mother’s conservative pro-life beliefs with her very existence. However, she seems to reject those beliefs herself.
  • At Women’s Rights without Frontiers, Reggie Littlejohn shares an article by Paul Strand on the real reason for China’s one child policy, which goes far beyond population control. The goal is absolute control of the population by use of terror. But some effects were not intended:

    … [D]emographer Nicholas Eberstadt of the American Enterprise Institute… said the one-child policy has been so ruthlessly effective at killing hundreds of millions of unborn Chinese – especially baby girls – the country now faces a dangerous dearth of workers and women.

    “It has helped create a declining labor force for the future,” Eberstadt explained, “a rapidly aging society, a marriage squeeze for prospective brides and grooms from the gender-imbalanced generation, and a fragmentation of family.”

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Pro-life blog buzz 5-26-15

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

  • Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life says the MN Senate has rejected a proposed law to require abortion facilities to be licensed and inspected. The safety of women clearly isn’t as important as that of dogs and cats:

    “Abortion centers perform invasive, outpatient surgery,” said MCCL Legislative Director Andrea Rau. “It makes no sense that these surgical centers should be excluded from the health and safety standards that apply to other outpatient surgical centers. This bill is necessary for us to ensure that the very unsafe conditions uncovered in other states never happen in Minnesota….

    The state licenses tattoo parlors, cosmetology salons and even dog and cat breeders — but not abortion facilities,” Rau added. “It is time for this special exemption for abortion to end so that the state can ensure a degree of basic safety for women.”

  • Fletcher Armstrong sings the praises of Ratio Christi, a Christian campus organization at the University of North Carolina – Wilmington. The group recently hosted a Genocide Awareness Project:

    It was by far the best campus Christian organization we have ever encountered. They… don’t have time for the “pizza for Jesus” tomfoolery that wastes so much time in youth ministry today. Young Christians are very weak because nobody is preparing them to take a stand. But Ratio Christi is different; their unofficial motto seems to be, “We’re trying to pick a fight!” And they are good at it!”

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  • Big Blue Wave lauds the courage of pro-lifers demonstrating in China:

    For about 10 minutes on Saturday, young men and women stood in front of major hospitals in Chengdu, China, holding up red pro-life banners and graphic photos of abortion. After snapping a few photos and capturing the attention of a few passersby, the groups quickly left to keep ahead of local police officers who likely would have arrested them.

    Their goal wasn’t to hold the protest but to start a conversation on social media with photos of their activism. The signs read “Unborn children are children too,” “Men don’t take responsibility, so women abort,” “If unborn children aren’t human, then what is a human?” Other signs depicted the abortion process and images of aborted babies next to the words, “Is this your ‘pain-free’ abortion?” referring to a commonly advertised promise from Chinese hospitals and abortion centers.

  • Clinic Quotes features a statement from Dr. Patti Giebink, a board-certified OB/GYN and former abortionist, reinforcing the humanity of the preborn child:

    And so you see the necessity of actually lining up the body parts, and making sure that there’s two hands, two feet, the head, the torso, because if I’m missing body parts, then I have to go back and repeat the procedure. And that didn’t happen very often; it was a very rare instance when I had to go back to retrieve more body parts.

  • Culture Campaign posts about the growing sentiment that animals deserve the same protection as humans – when not even all humans are given equal protection. Why is it that so many animal rights activists tend to be pro-abortion?

    A new public opinion poll shows that 94% of Americans believe that humans have a responsibility to consider animals worthy of protection from harm, while one-third of respondents said that “animals deserve the exact same right as people” — an increase over seven years ago.

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  • Kansans for Life says George Tiller’s former rubber-stamper abortionist Kris Neuhaus is looking for both pity and money, as she is finding it difficult to secure employment, despite her Master’s in Public Health from the University of Kansas:

    In a radio interview Thursday, she elaborated that she has lost her research job “without explanation” and has initiated a second online “fund-me” campaign to raise $100,000….

    Neuhaus touts herself as a martyr who lost her medical license unjustly in the pro-life administration of Gov. Sam Brownback due to her “affiliation with Dr. Tiller.”

    In actuality, Neuhaus was charged in 2009 — during the administration of pro-abortion Gov. Kathleen Sebelius – with violating record-keeping regulations and violating the standard of care for 11 teens obtaining late-term abortions in 2003 at Tiller’s Wichita clinic….

    In yesterday’s radio interview she said she is seeking public funding to help her afford the filing fees required to apply for medical licenses in other states. (Watchout, America!)

    Eighteen months ago, her online campaign raised $63,000 – ostensibly to be used to save her home and pay her legal fees to the Board, at that time billed as $93,000. She has paid nothing to the Board and is protesting the reassessed costs of $31,000 she now owes.

    Her husband is running another donation site to repay attorneys for their pro bono work on her behalf.

Pro-life blog buzz 4-17-15

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

  • At Women’s Rights without Frontiers, Reggie Littlejohn shines a light on another problem in China – baby trafficking. 37 babies were recently rescued from a baby-selling ring:

    According to CNN, human traffickers were recruiting pregnant women in the area willing to sell their babies and hid them in the factory until they gave birth. Then, after the women had their babies, they gave the newborns over to the traffickers and left.

    A Chinese police official, Chen Shiqu, said that the incident is a “new criminal pattern” in which child traffickers take pregnant women to a specific place to give birth. Currently, police have 103 people in custody who are suspected of selling or buying children.

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  • The Survivors discuss why they attend the San Diego Earth Fair, despite encountering opposition. Their goal on Sunday, April 19, is to “help bring an end to abortion” by spreading awareness and talking about abortion with the public.
  • Wesley J. Smith has two excellent articles about the slippery slope of assisted suicide, which is taking hold in the medical community. “Do no harm” appears to have gone by the wayside. The first highlights a recent survey which found that high percentages of Dutch physicians “would kill cancer patients, and 1/3 would be willing to euthanize the mentally ill.” The second discusses mental health practitioners’ “radically changing ethics” in favor of “rational suicide” among the healthy elderly.
  • Saynsumthn’s Blog writes about the recent interview between Debbie Wasserman Schultz and FOX’s Megyn Kelly in which DWS sticks to the Democratic Party mantra as she defends third trimester abortion.
  • At ProLife365, Kevin Kukla shares the latest study on Plan B and whether it is an abortifacient – and why it is distributed at Catholic hospitals:

    This study should immediately put to rest the practice of Catholic hospitals to prescribe Plan B to rape victims within their emergency rooms. Such a practice should be ended everywhere.

    If a child may die as a result of a woman taking the Plan B pill, I am not sure how anyone in good conscience could encourage she take it.

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  • ProWomanProLife spotlights a pro-life investigator who uncovered the reasons why a governmental agency in Canada decided to revoke funding for pregnancy care centers:

    Pat Maloney, Canada’s pro-life investigator, uncovered another interesting fact: Remember when Fake Person complained to Trillium, and then Trillium revoked funding to Pregnancy Options and Support Centre in Sarnia?

    Guess who the CEO is of the Ontario Trillium Foundation? Andrea Cohen Barrack [pictured]

    And guess who the Chairperson is of International Planned Parenthood for Canada? Andrea Cohen Barrack

    The one and the same person.

  • Pro-Life Action League rejoices that a video showing a patient being hauled away from an abortion clinic in Little Rock, Arkansas, ended up saving the life of a baby whose mother was considering an abortion:

    On Friday we learned that a pregnant woman who was considering abortion saw this video. After viewing this video and seeing how little the abortion industry truly cares for women, she chose life for her baby!

    The League is happy to have been a part of saving this life, but we could never have made this video if faithful pro-lifers were not on the scene with cameras to capture the ambulance transport as it happened!

Pro-choice leaders misrepresent abortion limits

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I don’t know if they’re ignorant or lying, but pro-abort leaders who should know better are spreading flatly false information about how long in a pregnancy a mother can abort….

The first tweet comes from Planned Parenthood South Atlantic in South Carolina.

The second was written by Jodi Jacobson, editor-in-chief of the pro-abortion website RH Reality Check.

Both are, of course, wrong.

The correct answer is: Abortion is legal in the United States throughout all 40 weeks/nine months of pregnancy, up to the moment of birth.

The Supreme Court’s Roe v Wade decision on January 22, 1973, legalized abortion on demand in all 50 states until viability, after which time it could be committed for “life or health” of the mother.

On that same day the Supreme Court handed down its decision on Roe’s companion case, Doe v Bolton, in which it defined maternal “health” as “all factors – physical, emotional, psychological, familial, and the woman’s age – relevant to the well being of the patient.  All these factors may relate to health,” holding further that the abortionist alone could make that decision. This gaping loophole made abortion available on demand in the U.S. throughout all nine months of pregnancy.

The United States is one of only seven countries that allows elective abortions past 20 weeks.

In addition, United States joins only with Canada, China, North Korea, and Vietnam as the most permissive countries in the world on abortion.

I find it hard to believe Planned Parenthood and RH Reality Check don’t know these basic abortion facts.

There would be reason to hide these facts, of course, because the reality of what Planned Parenthood and RH Reality Check actually support is so heinous.

[HT for PP link: Carole at Saynsumthn blog]

Pro-life blog buzz 3-10-15

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

  • Wesley J. Smith has been writing about the animal rights movement – which sets itself up as anti-human – for quite some time. Now, he says, the UK Green Party “has joined the war on humans”:

    The Party’s election platform calls for expanding the UN’s Declaration on Human Rights to all sentient life forms. From the Telegraph story: Article Five of the UN Declaration on Human Rights, banning “inhuman” treatment, is extended to all sentient life forms.

    The same prison sentences for the murder and kidnap of humans will apply to crimes involving elephants, monkeys and whales.

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  • Secular Pro-Life says abortion advocates have again chosen to use sexually charged language when mislabeling pro-lifers as “fetus fetishists.” This messaging has been attached to recent pro-choice “glitter bombs” being sent to pro-life organizations:

    Do people who throw out the “fetus fetish” accusation actually believe it? Maybe, on occasion, an extreme abortion advocate will state that their motivation is primarily sexual… so perhaps that causes them to ascribe sexual motives to their opposition as well.

    But they’re a minority. I would bet that most people don’t really believe that there’s such a thing as a fetus fetishist. They merely want to accuse pro-lifers of being narrowly obsessed with the unborn (also false), and think that using the word “fetish” makes them edgy and clever.

  • Women’s Rights Without Frontiers chose not to celebrate International Day of the Woman on March 9th while China still practices its One-Child Policy with coerced and sex-selective abortions. Says Reggie Littlejohn:

    I find it impossible to celebrate any advancement of women’s rights anywhere on earth, when one out of five women in the world is subject to a regime that will strap them down to tables, thrust its hands into their wombs and rip their little ones out, as these women scream and plead for the lives of babies they desperately want. The women’s movement can claim no real victory so long as this scourge against women continues to blight the face of the earth. Chinese women cannot stand up against forced abortion without risking detention, for themselves and for their families. It is time for all women to rise up for our sisters in China and be a voice for the voiceless.

  • Got plans for this summer? Stand True is looking for summer interns for their pro-life advocacy programs. Check out the schedule and requirements.
  • Pro-Life Action League is offering kits for hosting a Way of the Cross on Good Friday in front of an abortion facility in your area. Check the locations tab and if you don’t see your city, take the initiative and host one!

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  • Reflections of a Paralytic is concerned that too many pro-lifers are ignoring the whirlwind of genetic engineering and human cloning experiments happening around the world:

    I follow so many dedicated pro-life people across a broad spectrum of social media sites and the pro-life information they share is almost exclusively about abortion. Rarely do I see anything about cloning come across my feeds, and when I do it’s often with outdated arguments about embryonic vs. adult stem cells, etc….

    Perhaps it isn’t fair to judge public interest based solely on social media shares, and there are probably plenty of other reasons for the disparity — genetic engineering issues are newer, more scientific, harder to understand, etc…— but right now it does not seem like human cloning, three parent IVF and the like are major concerns even for dedicated pro-lifers. They’re just not being fought with the same intensity as abortion is.

  • Priests for Life’s Kevin Burke shares the heartwarming story of a post-abortive woman who decided to tell her parents about her past abortions after going through her own post-abortion healing. Grandparents need healing too:

    If you are a grandparent who has lost a grandchild to abortion, I urge you to attend a Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat to find the love, support and healing that will bless your life. If your son or daughter has experienced abortion loss, please gently and lovingly share information about abortion healing programs and offer to participate in the retreat or attend the special services at the close of the retreat weekend with them. Abortion recovery programs like Rachel’s Vineyard can help heal families and repair years of damage.

[Photo via secularprolife.org; image via crazygallery.info]

What does China’s impending weapons dominance have to do with abortion?

File photo of soldiers from Chinese PLA Special Operations Forces marching in formation during training session on the outskirts of Beijing

From Investors Business Daily, January 29:

Arms Buildup: A senior weapons developer tells Congress that Beijing’s massive defense buildup, emphasizing precision-guided and other advanced weapons, has placed the U.S. and its shrinking military at serious risk.

‘I am very concerned about the increasing risk of loss of U.S. military technological superiority,” Frank Kendall, deputy undersecretary for acquisition, said Wednesday. “We’re at risk, and the situation is getting worse.” He was testifying before the House Armed Services Committee at a hearing on the subject of defense and technological change.

The Chinese were paying attention to U.S. military dominance in the early 1990s after we won the arms race and the Cold War, he said. And they watched and analyzed our ability to project overwhelming power in Desert Storm after Iraq invaded Kuwait. “No one observed more carefully the dominance we demonstrated in 1991 than the Chinese,” Kendall observed.

China quickly went to work on its own power projection capabilities and what is called asymmetrical warfare…. Kendall says he became “alarmed as soon as I started seeing technical intelligence reports on China’s modernization programs.

What does this have to do with abortion?

The launch of China’s infamous one-child policy in 1979 also launched a gender imbalance, with a preference for boys achieved mostly through abortion.

This has resulted in 34 million more males than females in China by 2011. Two charts from The Mirror, November 11, 2014, explain it all:

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I’m certainly not the first to envision a doomsday scenario where a Chinese army of “choice” takes us over. From the Washington Post, 2006:

Foreign Policy magazine has come up with a new worry to chew your nails over – hordes of hormone-addled, sexually frustrated Asian men.

This nightmare scenario appears in an article with a wonderful title – “The Geopolitics of Sexual Frustration.” But the scary part starts in the subtitle: “Asia has too many boys. They can’t find wives, but they just might find extreme nationalism instead.”

The problem began 20 years ago, when ultrasound technology gave Asian women a cheap way to determine the sex of their unborn babies, writes Martin Walker, editor of United Press International. In China and other Asian nations, millions of women chose to abort female fetuses so they could instead give birth to boys. Consequently, those countries will soon have millions more men than women.

The result, says Walker, will be “mass sexual frustration.” By 2020, he writes, China alone could have “40 million frustrated bachelors.”…

Valerie Hudson, a Brigham Young University scholar… agrees: “In 2020, it may seem to China that it would be worth it to have a very bloody battle in which a lot of their young men could die in some glorious cause.”

2020 – that’s now five years away. The timing of China’s impending weapons dominance would appear… odd.

I have thought for some time abortion will play into the end times.

Happy Friday afternoon.

Abortion proponents in uproar over pro-life handcuff mailer

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The abortion lobby has taken note of Pro-Life Action League’s mailer project and doesn’t like it.

On January 22, the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v Wade decision, the League sent a mailer to every abortion clinic in the U.S.

Inside was a pair of plastic handcuffs, a photo of Oklahoma City abortionist Naresh Patel being arrested last month, and a note asking, “Could you be next?”

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The note encouraged abortion workers to get out of the business for their own good and included PLAL’s Eric Scheidler’s personal cell phone number.

The list of abortionists and workers who have been arrested in the past four decades since abortion was been legal and supposedly moved off the back alley is as long as the reasons: extortion, tax evasion, sex abuse, drug abuse, illegally prescribing and selling drugs, murder, negligence, on and on. criminality.

And it makes sense. Those in the business of killing babies for a living have already demonstrated rather gaping character flaws. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to conclude they’ll commit other crimes.

But abortion proponents are up in arms. Quoting Planned Parenthood executive VP Dawn Laguens from a Cosmopolitan article devoted to the mailer:

“I think it reads like what it is: intimidation and harassment and a very implied threat,” she said. Abortion opponents “want to outlaw abortion and put women and doctors in jail. I think they’re sending about as clear a message as they can that that’s exactly what they want to do.”

How PLAL’s mailer could be construed as a threat to lock up women is a stretch, but Cosmo wasn’t alone. Kudos to BreitbartUnmasked.com for adding an illustration for flourish….

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leftinalabama.com saw menace in the mailer as well, also accusing PLAL of supporting China’s one-child policy by buying Chinese-manufactured handcuffs – really.

I asked Scheidler, why all the attention? It’s not as if pro-life activists haven’t done similar mailings before.

“One reason is they think it makes us look like we’re trying to intimidate someone,” said Scheidler. “But if you think about it for more than a second – toy handcuffs and a signed letter including a personal cell number – a threat of what? If you’re committing crimes and I know about it, then I am going to turn you into the police; that’s not a threat.”

10390410_870043059709307_1527616349872351724_n (1)Eric noted the League gets pro-abortion counterparts – mailers with red coat hangers on them.

“We just laugh,” said Scheidler.

But PLAL’s mailer also hit close to home.

“I think they have a guilty conscience,” noted Scheidler. “Arrests like that of Naresh Patel put them in such a bad light. It exposes them for who they are. It has been really surprising to have two abortion providers actually call me as a result of the mailer – a pro-life activist – to try to justify what they’re doing.”

One, Anise Burrell from Summit Medical Center in Detroit, argued with Scheidler on the phone for 10 minutes.

“She kept repeating, ‘This is an ugly cruel world’ she was sparing children from being born into,” said Scheidler.

Abortion industry types know mailers such as PLAL’s may have the intended impact and prompt abortionists and workers to walk away. Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards tried to mitigate the damage in a tweet…

Scheidler has indeed received calls and texts from workers wanting out.

But there is a flip side.

“I’ve received countless crank calls and crank texts,” noted Scheidler, adding someone complained to Facebook about him yesterday, which led to his account being suspended for three hours.

Then there are real the real harassers.

Planned Parenthood’s “beneficence” is like a KKK bake sale

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The nation’s abortionist-in-chief tweeting yet another quote about human dignity from the champion of justice for all is as sincere as China celebrating freedom of speech. “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle…” was the MLK quote tweeted. And it was sent by one who oversees an abortion empire that ensures millions of unborn humans struggle for their lives and millions of women and men are left struggling to make sense of killing their child in the name of “choice”….

I know. I know. I know. Today’s Planned Parenthood isn’t like it was during Margaret Sanger’s days. And you’re right. It’s worse. Back then, black communities and other designated “unfit” citizens were targeted with birth control. Today, your blood-soaked abortion empire kills the “unwanted” over 330,000 times a year. Yes, I can already hear you proudly proclaim: “Three percent!” As if killing human beings only 3% of the time is okay. I wonder if the American public would be okay with just 3% of their food tainted with toxic sewage. It’s only three percent.

Your propaganda is toxic sewage. And it’s been poisoning generations of Americans to believe that your billion-dollar abortion business (funded by half a billion taxpayer dollars annually) is the savior of women and the poor. No amount of seeming beneficence (e.g. breast cancer exams) makes up for the violent mutilation of hundreds of thousands every year.

Even the KKK runs bake sales.

~ The Radiance Foundation’s Ryan Bomberger, “An Open Letter to Cecile Richards,” Townhall.com, January 19

[Poster by The Radiance Foundation via LifeNews.com]