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Pro-life blog buzz 8-6-13

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

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  • Kansans for Life points out that when the cameras stopped rolling, Planned Parenthood dramatically scaled back not only their rhetoric but their lawsuit against the newly-passed Pro-Life Protections Act. PP has changed its tune and is amending its original suit to:

    1. withdraw opposition to the statement “abortion terminates the life of a whole, separate, unique, living human being”;

    2. withdraw opposition to the information about the pain-capability of the unborn child; but

    3. retain opposition to a requirement that each clinic’s online home page feature a hyperlink to the state’s informed consent website.


  • Live Action encourages pro-lifers to join various pro-life leaders this Thursday, August 8, at a March on the Media rally to denounce the media blackout on abortion. We have all seen the wall-to-wall coverage of other stories involving deaths, but when it comes to abortion, the same media turns a blind eye to it.

    Lila Rose of Live Action, Charmaine Yoest of Americans United for Life, and our own Jill Stanek will be among those at the rally in D.C., while others will be conducting a social media rally on Twitter.

  • Life Training Institute uses the movie 42: The Jackie Robinson Story to explain why men in particular should involve themselves in the abortion debate.
  • Big Blue Wave suggests the “big tent” is needed in the pro-life movement, so that people of differing faiths (or no faith) feel welcomed in protecting the preborn.
  • Albert Mohler believes the U.S. fertility rate is taking “baby steps forward to 1.90 per woman in 2013, up slightly from 1.89 in 2012. Last year’s figure was the lowest recorded in 25 years.” He writes:

    As recent cultural discussions have made fully clear, Americans differ on the meaning of children. Not everyone sees children as gifts to be received with great joy. But no other response will do when thinking in accordance with what Scripture clearly reveals. While it is undoubtedly true that congregations offer a family-friendly context that supports parents and parenthood, that context is surely formed and the children in them nourished by the joy and thanksgiving of parents and the beliefs that the congregation holds and teaches.

    In other words, worldview matters.


  • Clinic Quotes shares a statement from former abortion worker Jewels Green, who reveals how abortion clinics determine the age of aborted children:

    Tiny feet were measured beside me more times than I can count. Measuring tiny feet was how abortion facilities matched pre-abortion estimates of fetal age with the reality after death. The age determined by the measurement of the tiny feet was the age put on the forms that I completed for the state Department of Health abortion statistics.

[Photos via Live Action and Clinic Quotes]

Pro-life blog buzz 2-26-13

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

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  • Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life discusses a newly released study using “detailed medical records from Denmark” which shows that women face a higher risk of death from abortion than childbirth.
  • Bryan Kemper writes about the heartbreaking experience of losing a son to miscarriage two years ago, and his disappointment at the unsympathetic response (“it’s just a miscarriage”) of his pro-life church:

    Even those who call themselves Christian or pro-life sometimes cannot 100% understand the full humanity, the full personhood of the child inside the womb. If we did, abortion would be over.


  • Suzy B reports that despite a defeat in court, former Ohio Rep. Steve Driehaus (pictured left) – who was voted out after his constituents were informed of his support for taxpayer-funded abortion – is continuing to pursue his lawsuit against the SBA List for “loss of livelihood”:

    This isn’t just about a single lawsuit – this is about a politician using the federal court system to attempt to restrict our constitutional right to free speech and to prevent us from holding elected officials accountable for the way they vote.

  • Reflections of a Paralytic links to an article by Students for Life president Kristan Hawkins, on why pro-lifers should embrace rather than reject the “anti-abortion” label.
  • ProWomanProLife points to statistics showing the Canadian population is aging and has been suffering a “birth dearth” since 1971, with abortion as a major contributing factor. A recent study showed “if every aborted baby had been born in 2006, 2009 and 2010, a replacement fertility rate would have been reached or surpassed. In 2007 and 2008, the same would bring the birthrate within a hair’s breadth of replacement rate.”
  • Secular ProLife says pro-life internships are available with both Feminists for Life and National Right to Life.
  • At Stand for Life, Bud Shaver discusses “the butterfly effect” of abortion on society. If, as the Talmud says, “Whoever destroys a soul, it is considered as if he destroyed an entire world. And whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world,” then how much chaos might be wrought by more than 55 million abortions?
  • A Voice for Hope shares video of pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson (who gave this year’s National Prayer Breakfast keynote address) speaking on why he became pro-life:

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[Driehaus image via worldmag.com]

Japan’s fertility dearth has led to “hurry up and die” mentality

japanfertilityCalling elderly patients unable to feed themselves “tube people” and saying that “the problem won’t be solved unless you let them hurry up and die” is not only offensive and cruel, it misses an important point: Japan is getting older because the Japanese have stopped having children….

The average Japanese woman gives birth to one child at around thirty, and stops.

Japan’s fiscal-demographic trap is not the result of some law of nature — it’s the product of culture. For a host of reasons, the Japanese placed having and rearing children near the bottom of their “to do” list.

Japan is only leading the way in this regard. Nineteen countries, including Germany and South Korea, have lower fertility rates than Japan. Singapore’s rate is forty percent lower than Japan’s.

Here in the USA, our worker-to-retiree ratio is projected to be the same in 2050 as Japan’s is today.

The economic consequences of declining fertility rates are no secret. Yet, telling people they should have more children these days is only slightly less popular than urging the elderly to “hurry up and die.”

Oh, by the way, the U.S. fertility rate is now below replacement level. But of course that’s okay, because no government official here would ever say the elderly should hurry up and die. Right?

~ Eric Metaxas, commenting on Japanese finance minister Taro Aso’s suggestion that a fiscal crisis could be helped by allowing elderly invalids to die, Break Point, February 11

(Side note: Interestingly, Japan has been testing and selling Babyloid robots (which are meant to act like infants), for treating symptoms of depression in the elderly… in lieu of human infants.)

[Photo via headlineslibrary.wordpress.com]

More sex with contraception = more unplanned pregnancies

… [I]t boggles my mind to think that the logical answer to slowing the skyrocketing nonmarital fertility rate is to pump more (and free) birth control into the relationship system…. It’s a little like printing money to stimulate an economy: it sounds like a helpful thing, it could work, but it may backfire, and it’s hard to know with confidence what exactly will happen, and whatever happens may well generate unintended consequences, but it sounds noble because at least it’s doing something….

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Jivin J’s Life Links 9-19-11

web grab.jpgby JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat

  • Here’s an article in the China Post about the rising trend in Taiwan for married couples to abort their first child. Taiwan’s total fertility rate in 2010 was 0.895.
  • A ballot proposal to legalize abortion in Liechtenstein failed:

    Opponents won the referendum with a majority of 514 votes, out of 11,510 ballots cast. The official count put no-votes at 52.3 percent, ahead of 47.7 percent who favored the plan to decriminalize abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy or if the child is severely disabled.

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(Prolifer)ations 5-3-11

Thumbnail image for blog buzz.jpgby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN

As always, we welcome your suggestions for additions to our Top Blogs (see tab on right side of home page)! Email Susie@jillstanek.com.

  • Pro-Life Action League reports cancer researcher Dr. Chris Kahlenborn presented Johnson & Johnson’s apparently unconcerned shareholders with research about the link between the Pill (such as J&J’s Ortho Tri-cyclen and Ortho-Evra) and an increased risk of breast cancer.

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