by 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.
- 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!
- 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]