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Pro-life blog buzz 1-20-15

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

  • ProWomanProLife denounces the expansion of abortion in Canada via RU-486 “without any democratic process.”
  • At ProLife365, Kevin Kukla discusses the life-saving potential of organ donation – but also lists four reasons why you might want to “rethink” your organ donor status.

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  • Secular Pro-Life gets behind the faith-based Focus on the Family organization’s #iseetwo campaign. Social media can save lives.
  • Survivors encourages us to have the same urgency in the pro-life movement that the Civil Rights movement displayed. We have made progress but we must have the sense of urgency and perseverance to see it through after the March for Life is over.
  • Saynsumthn discusses the “communist anarchist group Stop Patriarchy” which plans to counter protest Black, pro-life “fascist” Christian preachers who refer to abortion as Black genocide. Stop Patriarchy claims “Abortion is liberating – NOT ‘genocidal.'”
  • Reflections of a Paralytic was featured on a radio program discussing the best and worst of events occurring in the realm of bioethics in 2014.

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  • Right to Life of Michigan says the United Nations is honoring notorious abortionist Willie Parker (pictured right) for showing “courage” in “defending human rights for women.” Interestingly, they avoid the “A” word at all costs, when Parker makes his living robbing preborn children of their human rights.
  • Wesley J. Smith addresses the false idea that pro-lifers only care about children before birth. Disclosing that he never engaged personally with pro-lifers until he became involved with the fight against assisted suicide, Smith says he found pro-lifers to be completely selfless in their care and support for women, men and born children. Smith says that he noticed one thing that seems to be behind the pro-abortion movement’s rhetoric – money:

    Every time a woman doesn’t abort at PP, it costs the organization money. In fact, the group is apparently so financially reliant on terminations, that when a new Texas law forced clinics to stop performing abortions, some PP facilities closed down. So much for being about birth control and cancer screening.

    Facts, not demonization.

    Moreover, some notable pro-choicers are coming out as positively pro-abortion. Indeed, the argument is now being made in some quarters that fewer abortions is nothing to celebrate because it implies there is a moral problem in the first place.

Pro-life blog buzz 12-30-14

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

  • Wesley J. Smith discusses the latest culture of death idea. We’ve heard of “abortion doulas,” but what about death doulas? These individuals, according to two authors, would become “suicide facilitators” by “fill[ing] a gap between treatment doctors and hospice workers.”
  • Josh Brahm lists his top five posts of 2014.
  • Clinic Quotes features a grisly story about what contractors found when they renovated an old home that once belonged to an abortionist. Under an old examining table they found the “remains of two tiny babies floating in a preservative solution inside two dusty jars with screw-on lids.” A local TV station did an interview but referred to the babies as specimens and (interestingly) did not show them on camera.

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  • At Live Action News, Cassy Fiano writes about abortion supporters who want abortion clinics to be aesthetically pleasing, but seem unconcerned about making sure the clinics actually meet safety standards:

    Give us something pink and pretty, and we’ll ignore that [clinic owner Diane] Derzis had 76 pages’ worth of health code violations, the fact that one of her clinics was forcibly closed because she sent three patients to the hospital in one day, and that, for all intents and purposes, she’s operating an illegal abortion clinic. Derzis laughably said in an interview that she thanks God for her safe abortion, yet she does nothing at all to provide safe abortions for women who come to her for help.

    But oh boy, is her clinic pretty! [pictured] …

    Whole Woman’s Health has had multiple violations, including rusty instruments and expired medicine, but who cares? They’ve got herbal tea and recliners! The walls are decorated with inspirational quotes! Surely that tea and those pretty walls will make women feel better when they find out that an abortionist was poking around in their uterus with rusty equipment.

  • Fletcher Armstrong discusses the success of bringing the pro-life strategy to European countries, and the resulting response:

    Neil Datta [is the] secretary of the European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development (an abortion advocacy organization). Referencing an interview with Mr. Datta, Women’s eNews (a feminist online publication) wrote:

    U.S. anti-abortion groups appear to be sharing their expertise with their European counterparts. Datta cites the example of the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, based in Knoxville, Tenn., which ran a poster campaign that links photos of genocide and holocaust next to images of aborted fetuses. Countries, such as Slovakia and Poland, used a similar ad campaign to promote their agenda at the European Parliament and in public squares, said Datta.

  • Big Blue Wave is astonished at an anti-smoking ad being shown in Finland, which discusses the harm that smoking can bring to preborn children. This type of ad has been seen before in the U.S. and Canada, but I haven’t seen any in recent years:
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[Photo via Live Action News]

Feminist thinks “The Giver” is a slam to pro-lifers

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On one hand, the depiction of “release to elsewhere” – especially of one of the unqualified babies, who is given a lethal injection and then dropped down a chute — could surely be used as grist for organizations who are deemed pro-life. (Especially given that in real life, abortion foes often use jarring images of fetuses to further their claim that abortion is murder, despite the fact that such images misrepresent the reality of abortion.)

On the other hand, the suggestion that birth control and family planning are necessary in a world of limited resources are in keeping with pro-choice sentiments. Further, the focus on “unqualified” babies who are at least several months old – not on embryos, fetuses, or zygotes (what those on the “pro-life” side often call “life”) – indicates that this “release” is NOT the same thing as abortion. (Thus, the story is much different from the one told by the likes of Rand Paul — the horror at ending a life is not focused on the contents of a pregnant woman’s uterus, but on a functioning, breathing, fully formed human baby.)

That the images of “release to elsewhere” are juxtaposed with murderous images – the slaughter of elephants, the killing of innocents by military forces – could be interpreted as furthering the pro-life claim that the taking of “life” is murder. However, the suggestion that murder of the past (war, genocide, etc) has been supplanted with a different kind of murder which is no better emphasizes the hypocrisy at the heart of the pro-life stance: that those who condemn abortion as “murder” also call for the killing of abortion providers and/or support war, resist gun control, and fail to condemn genocide. The quote the current receiver says to Jonas about murder not being eliminated just renamed is applicable here: Pro-lifers do not eliminate what they call murder (abortion and contraception); rather, they call reproductive choice “murderous” and name what they do (such as killing providers like Dr. Tiller) as protecting innocent lives. In doing so, however, they perpetuate the lack of choice that perpetuates so many of the murdering forces in our society: poverty, criminalization, the military machine.

~ Natalie Wilson, reviewing the dystopian movie The Giver, Ms. Magazine Blog, August 18

[Photo by Entertainment Weekly via disneydreaming.com]

Stanek Sunday Word: “He will be a wild donkey of a man”

NunThe angel added, “I will so increase your descendants that they will be too numerous to count.” The angel of the LORD also said to her: “You are now with child and you will have a son. You shall name him Ishmael, for the LORD has heard of your misery. He will be a wild donkey of a man; his hand will be against everyone and everyone’s hand against him, and he will live in hostility toward all his brothers.”

~ Angel of the Lord speaking to Hagar, Egyptian maidservant to Sarai, who had been impregnated by Sarai’s husband Abram. And so was birthed the Arab nations. Genesis 16:10-12, New International Version

[Graphics, via Rorate Caeli, are of Nun (ن), the 14th letter of the Arabic alphabet (the equivalent of letter N in our Roman alphabet)… the first letter of the word Nasara (نصارى : Nazarenes), the way Muslims have called Christians since the beginning of their invasion of the Christian world in the 7th century. Christians under Muslim rule never called themselves thus, since the intent of Muslims was to portray Christians as a contemptible and disobedient sect. In their genocidal physical elimination of Christians from the Mesopotamian city of Mosul, Muslim terrorists [ISIS] marked each Christian-owned institution and building with this letter, for the extermination of holdouts and expropriation of their belongings.”]

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Ted Nugent: “Abortion, not guns, eliminating inner-city population”

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The purpose of kicking little Billy out of school for drawing a picture of a gun or wearing a pro-gun t-shirt or eating a locked and loaded pop-tart is to simply vilify guns, or in the words of Eric “Fast & Furious” Holder, to “brainwash” Americans against the Second Amendment….

Of course, if a kid showed up wearing a shirt with a picture of the president’s mug on it and the words “Like President Obama, I support abortion,” that would be just fine as that message fits the “fundamental transformation” agenda even though abortion, not guns, is what’s eliminating the inner-city population.

The facts, however interesting, are irrelevant when they get in the way of a leftist agenda.

~ Rocker and Second Amendment supporter Ted Nugent, WorldNetDaily.com, May 1

[HT: Jill, Fox Nation; photo via digitalsyndicate.net]

Baby death panels

Guest post by Jacqueline Halbig, principal at Sovereign Global Solutions and former senior policy adviser for the Dept. of Health and Human Services

Services_CSI_NICUIf Obamacare is supposed to increase health care access and affordability, why does it seem to punish those most in need? Consider minority babies, both unborn and born.

Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised that an administration which redefines abortion as health care continues to expand funding to Planned Parenthood, which operates the nation’s largest abortion chain.

Planned Parenthood is underwritten by taxpayer dollars to the tune of $480 million ($365 million from federal funds and the rest from state and local funds). Now, under Obamacare, Medicaid expansion will further fill its coffers.

This type of funding is even more disturbing given that Planned Parenthood appears to be targeting minority populations with its abortion “services.” A 2011 study called “Racial Targeting and Population Control” by Life Dynamics Incorporated revealed that Planned Parenthood clinics are 2-1/2 times more likely to be in neighborhoods with a disproportionately high Black and Hispanic population.

But it is equally troubling that if they survive life in the womb, these babies, especially those born prematurely, now face an even greater uphill battle – receiving needed health care.

Every year between November and March, there are outbreaks of Respiratory Syncytial Virus, an illness similar to the flu.

RSV1RSV is the leading cause of pneumonia and bronchiolitis, and hospitalization for children under the age of one; premature infants and children before the age of two with congenital heart or chronic lung disease are considered to be at highest risk.

Each year RSV causes two million hospitalizations and 14,000 deaths. In addition, RSV disproportionately affects minority and especially African American babies, who, according to the Centers for Disease Control, are 59% percent more likely to be born prematurely than white infants.

While there is no vaccine for RSV, there is an FDA-approved treatment available. When it became available in 1997, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued evidence-based guidelines for its use, recommending that the treatment be administered once per month during outbreak season (an average of five months total).

But in 2009, with no clear medical evidence for doing so, the AAP both shrunk the pool of eligible infants and reduced the number of RSV treatments that would be made available – for some babies down to 3 doses, while for others as low as 1 dose. The only clear reason given was cost.

Unfortunately, the AAP’s guidelines are widely implemented by Medicaid and insurance providers, who in turn followed suit and greatly reduced coverage.

In response, concerned groups of parents, prenatal advocates, and medical providers such as the National Perinatal Association, the National Medical Association, and the National Black Nurses Association have pointed out that there is no definitive research to support these changes (indeed, these are not FDA-approved doses) and are urging the AAP to reconsider their recommendations.

If cost is the issue, let’s consider the cost of non-treatment. A 2010 study by the NMA and NBNA showed the rate of hospitalization and emergency room visits without proper treatment for RSV is astronomical.

For example, a child not properly treated for RSV is five times more likely to be hospitalized and more than twice as likely to visit an emergency room visit than with the flu.

But for those premature infants who received treatment, hospitalization decreased by 55-80%. Furthermore, infants who received the recommended treatment had decreased emergency room and physician office visits. As a result, there are cost savings associated with proper treatment.

Since RSV disproportionately affects African American, Hispanic and premature babies, there is great concern that this rationing policy will further increase health disparities in these communities.

So what’s the real benefit of limiting this treatment? If Obamacare’s objective is to make health care more accessible and affordable, an honest cost benefit analysis would respect the bottom line and acknowledge that an ounce of RSV prevention is cheaper than a pound of emergency room cure – unless their bottom line equates death as the cheapest option.

To support the children and families affected by this rationing decision, please sign this petition at Change.org.

Abortion is “no more a political issue than slavery”

Two Posters on Not a HUMAN BeingOddly, at its root, abortion really isn’t a political issue at all. It’s a cultural revolutionary ideal and tactic. It has been indispensable in advancing radical feminism. It becomes political to the extent that it was thrust on this nation by the US Supreme Court in one of the most raw acts of judicial activism. Strictly speaking, it is a state’s rights issue, and the people have been robbed of their ability to decide this at the ballot box, or through their elected representatives.

If the political left thought that it would win at the ballot box they would welcome the opportunity. As it is, they know that many of the same people who say that they are personally opposed to abortion but wouldn’t interfere with another woman’s right to choose would in all likelihood never actually vote for abortion if given the chance.

Meanwhile, with 55 million dead Americans and counting, this fundamental human rights issue needs to be fought in the political sphere, using the machinery of politics. But make no mistake, abortion is no more a political issue than slavery was. That many cannot tell what is political and what is fundamental human rights is part of the dumbing down of America….

It became political when seven arrogant men arrogated to themselves the power of God…. That wretched court has a long, sad history of doing this with slavery, segregation, eugenic sterilization of the handicapped, internment (concentration) camps for Japanese-Americans, and now, abortion.

It took a civil war with well over 600,000 dead Americans to end slavery. Since (thankfully) nobody wants another one, the political sphere is all we have to reclaim the God-given right to life of the weakest among us…. The death toll for the babies could well top 200,000,000 before this scourge is ended.

That’s not political. Fights over budgets and the size of the military are political. That’s mass murder and genocide on an unprecedented scale.

~ Dr. Gerard Nadal, commenting on Stanek weekend question, “Do you believe the ‘safe, legal, and rare’ mantra backfired?”, January 12

Ban abortions for white supremacy?

Guest post by Paul Revere

In the aftermath of last week’s elections, much has been made of the demographic problem Republicans may face in coming elections. Black and Hispanic voters consistently give a majority of their votes to Democratic candidates, and this was especially true in 2012. With the Hispanic population expected to continue its substantial growth in America – it made up more than half of the growth in America’s population between 2000 and 2010, and grew by 43% in that time period, both according to the Census – many in the media have focused on this as a topic of discussion.

Unfortunately, one of those discussions included a very racist, and factually inaccurate, half-joke on MSNBC.

Well, according to Nancy Giles of CBS, her comment was intended fully as a joke, but it’s kind of hard to tell when watching her make the comment. Take a look for yourself, via Newsbusters, and let me know in the comments if you think she was kidding about white people trying to “build up the race” by opposing abortion:

Now, to be fair, Twitchy notes Giles has defended her comments on Twitter as part of her “nutty sense of humor.” Since she did appear to be half-serious in her comment, though, let’s take a look at some of the facts surrounding abortion.

First, let’s look at who has abortions. After all, Giles may think white people are having more abortions compared to all non-white Americans. Using data from the Centers for Disease Control, though, we can see black women had 40.2% of abortions in 2008, in the 35 areas that reported such statistics to the CDC. Also, according to the CDC (emphasis added):

Among the 28 areas that reported cross-classified race/ethnicity data for 2008 (Table 14), non-Hispanic white women and non-Hispanic black women accounted for 37.2% and 35.5% of all abortions. Hispanic women accounted for 21.1% of all abortions, and non-Hispanic women in the other races category accounted for 6.3%. Non-Hispanic white women had the lowest abortion rates (8.7 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44 years) and ratios (140 abortions per 1,000 live births), whereas non-Hispanic black women had the highest abortion rates (33.5 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44 years) and ratios (472 abortions per 1,000 live births). Among the 24 areas that reported by race/ethnicity both in 2007 and 2008, increases in abortion rates and ratios were somewhat greater for non-Hispanic black women than for non-Hispanic white women and Hispanic women. Abortion rates increased 10% for non-Hispanic black women (from 32.2 abortions per 1,000 women in 2007 to 35.4 in 2008), 5% for non-Hispanic white women (from 8.6 abortions per 1,000 women in 2007 to 9.0 in 2008), and 2% for Hispanic women (from 20.0 abortions per 1,000 women in 2007 to 20.4 in 2008). Similarly abortion ratios increased 4% among non-Hispanic black women (from 481 abortions per 1,000 live births in 2007 to 501 in 2008), whereas they were more stable for non-Hispanic white women (at 145 abortions per 1,000 live births in 2007 and 144 in 2008) and for Hispanic women (at 201 abortions per 1,000 live births in 2007 to 196 in 2008). Because 2007 was the first year for which cross-classified race/ethnicity data were compiled, longer term trends could not be evaluated.

Clearly, black Americans are having far more abortions than white Americans. And the rate as compared to the population is slowly growing in black communities.

But perhaps the CDC’s facts are misrepresenting the situation. After all, it is well-known that the CDC’s statistics on abortion are inferior to that of the Guttmacher Institute, the former research arm of Planned Parenthood. The report referenced above admits that the CDC typically reports about two-thirds of the abortions Guttmacher reports, for example. Therefore, it is instructive to see that an August 2011 Guttmacher Institute report shows non-Hispanic white women had 36% of abortions, and black and Hispanic women had 30% and 25% of abortions, respectively. This means that a majority of abortions were had by non-white women. Considering that the 2010 Census found 64% of Americans are white, 13% of Americans are black, and 16% are Hispanic, this means the shrinking white majority in America is killing off its future at about one-quarter the relative rate of black Americans, and about one-third the relative rate of Hispanics.

So now we’ve established that Giles’ “joke” about white people opposing abortion to “build up” the race is false. In fact, white people should support more abortions in order to maintain ethnic and racial dominance.

If this is the case, Republicans should be gung-ho for abortion. After all, the party gets the majority of white voters and loses the majority of minority voters. Except this is negated by the fact that earlier this year Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank attacked Republicans – especially white Republican Representative Trent Franks of Arizona – in one of his columns for risking the Asian-American vote by pushing legislation that would ban sex-selective abortions, which Milbank admits are most common in the Asian-American community. (Huffington Post also reports that Guttmacher has said sex-selective abortions may indeed be taking place, though the admission is highly qualified.)

Oh, and it’s also negated by the fact that most Republicans oppose abortion in most or all cases. The pro-abortion crowd is in the Democratic Party.

Related to this, it was the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) that met with the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus earlier this year to discuss how effective the pro-life movement has been within the black community, as Jill noted in an interview with HotAir.com. And I can assure you that the CBC was not celebrating the successes of the pro-life movement. So even the black-centric Caucus on Capitol Hill wants more abortions, abortions that kill off its future progeny at a much faster rate than white Americans’ abortions do.

So, to recap, Giles’ “joke” is tasteless, factually inaccurate, and racist. However, let’s look at one more thing: the host of the show, Melissa Harris-Perry, followed Giles’ comments with a half-hearted “Well, there is all these eugenics associated with abortion, right?” Considering that the founder of Planned Parenthood was a racist eugenicist, and Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in the country, it could be argued that eugenics are indeed involved with abortion… but not from the pro-life side of things.

Paul Revere is the pseudonym of a D.C.-based political blogger. He has contributed to Race42012.com, American Thinker, Conservative Home USA, and Reason Foundation’s Out of Control blog.