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Pro-life blog buzz 12-27-13

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

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  • Big Blue Wave discusses a study on the effects of sex selection in Taiwan. The study seems to suggest that since the girls who manage to make it to birth are treated to a university education, there is no problem.
  • The Guiding Star Project shares the story of a board member who struggled with infertility and miscarriage until she found a doctor who used natural procreative technology (NaPro).
  • Secular Pro-Life features their top ten graphics for this year.
  • Euthanasia Prevention Coalition posts an article by Wesley J. Smith regarding how assisted suicide legislation becomes law through deception:

    Advocates of assisted suicide tell two — no, three — lies that act as the honey to help the hemlock go down. The first is that assisted suicide/euthanasia is a strictly medical act. Second, they falsely assure us that medicalized killing is only for the terminally ill. Finally, they promise that strict guidelines will be rigorously enforced to protect against abuse.Smith points to countries and states that introduced assisted suicide by promising these things and how quickly those assurances were abandoned. Case in point: the state of Vermont, which passed assisted suicide laws with safeguards built in… until 2016, that is. After 2016, doctors will be on the “honor system.”

  • The Leading Edge tells the five falsehoods that pro-choicers think they know about pro-lifers but really don’t:
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(Prolifer)ations 5-25-12

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

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

  • ProWomanProLife links to the testimony of a blogger who has finally found her voice regarding her past abortions, which she confesses caused a great deal of emotional trauma as well as incompetent cervix, resulting in the loss of her third child.
  • Pro-Life Action League’s Ann Scheidler hits the nail on the head in her post noting the strange compartmentalization of the left’s latest campaign tactic, “Dreams of our Daughters”:

    Why would we want to teach our daughters that it makes good sense to use discipline in choosing what to eat, getting enough exercise, doing homework, striving to be the best, but when it comes to sexual activity, the message is “Take a pill and do whatever you want”?Would anyone think it made sense if we invented a pill that would counteract all the calories in ice cream and candy bars, and then told women, “Take this pill and eat all you want”? Why is discipline and moderation in the area of eating hailed as an ideal — note Michelle Obama’s campaign against childhood obesity — yet discipline in sexual practice is dismissed as impossible?

  • At The New Feminism, Jennifer Lahl discusses the importance of protecting female fertility by educating ourselves.
  • Pro-Life Wisconsin rejoices – while NARAL laments – that Affiliated Medical Services has joined Planned Parenthood in discontinuing its RU-486 chemical abortions. Legislation banning webcam abortion, which the industry saw as their cash cow of the future, may be the reason for the announcement. PLW notes:

    The average woman loses four times the amount of blood in a drug-induced medical abortion as compared to a standard surgical abortion. Several deaths have been attributed to mifepristone and therefore its prescription and use – from a medical standpoint – ought to be highly restricted, if not banned.But these risks are ignored by an industry whose profits depend on volume.

  • The Passionate Pro-Lifer describes the recent States of Refuge protest in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. (States of Refuge travels to states with only one remaining abortion clinic in each – Arkansas, Mississippi, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.) Apparently, the “Civility, Compassion, and Love” counter-movement wasn’t quite as civil and loving as it could have been:

    My biggest regret is that I didn’t capture the “civility” of a senior citizen in front of the St. John’s
    Episcopal Church
    on film. On the way to the front entrance OSA participant, Ken Scott, put Sing a Little Louder fliers on the wind shields of several cars parked on the street. An enraged recipient, who by the way, had what appeared to be his grand daughter with him, was so incensed that were police not in the immediate vicinity I feel certain he would have gone to blows with Ken.

  • Moral Outcry discusses the news story of a British man who was arrested for smuggling six roasted human fetuses (warning – graphic photo) – wrapped in goldleaf – in his luggage. He had purchased the fetuses online for $6500 and planned to sell them for use in Taiwanese black magic rituals. This sort of idea shocks our sensibilities, but is our culture really all that different?

    Fetuses found wrapped in gold leaf are used as “good luck” charms, which may be one of the ultimate in witchcraft….The Taipei Times reports that the use of dead babies in black magic rituals is rather common, adding that most are stillborn babies from abortions….

    We think all the witchcraft and black magic is happening in Korean energy capsules or creepy fetal good luck charms but it’s really far away and “we” don’t do that. Really, we use an aborted baby in a lab to create taste receptors; we slap the processed ingredients on our faces to preserve our beauty and look younger.

  • Wesley J. Smith uses the example of the embryonic stem cell research debate as a way to point out that good science and good ethics should go hand in hand:

    I believe that in part due to President Bush’s keeping the focus on the value of human embryonic life, scientists looked for ways to get the hoped for benefits of embryonic stem cells, without destroying or cloning embryos. This led to the induced pluripotent stem cell breakthrough that takes normal cells, changes them to stem cells, and thence into other types of tissue.

Life Links 5-21-12

by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat

  • A Pennsylvania couple may be in hot water after they placed their allegedly stillborn child in the trash. They’ve been charged with unlawful disposal of medical waste but they may have done something worse:

    According to the affidavit, [25-year-old Erin] Dougherty told police that she and [boyfriend, 31-year-old Daniel] Aratow discarded the fetus in a garbage can outside their home. Dougherty also told police that she went to a medical clinic in Englewood around April 11 and was told by a physician there that her baby had no heartbeat.Police have learned that Dougherty actually sought to terminate her pregnancy during the visit but was told the fetus appeared to be about 26 to 27 weeks old as of April 11 and was at a stage where he or she was capable of living upon birth.

  • Parents Heather and Patrick Walker (pictured left, with their son) took Facebook to task for banning their profile after the couple posted photos of their newborn son, Grayson, who lived only 8 hours after being born with anencephaly. Fox has video.
  • Here’s a horror story regarding how some people in Asia are using fetal remains. In Bangkok, a man has been arrested after authorities discovered he was trying to sell the bodies of unborn children which had been roasted and covered in gold leaf:

    Police said Taiwan native Chow Hok Kuen, 28, was arrested after police found the fetuses – from 2- to 8-months-old – in a suitcase in a hotel room in the Yaorawat area, Bangkok’s Chinatown, the Bangkok Postreported.The man had bought the fetuses several days ago from a Taiwanese man in Thailand for $6,500 and planned to sell them on Taiwanese Web sites for up to six times that amount, police said….

    In Thai black magic rituals, the Post said, preserved fetuses are believed to bring good fortune to their owners and are often kept in shrines at homes or businesses.

Jivin J’s Life Links 9-19-11

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  • 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 7-29-11

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

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

  • The Passionate ProLifer shares testimony from sidewalk counselor Jo Scott on her candid interaction with Orlando Women’s Center abortionist Randall Whitney at an Operation Save America church service. This must-read post demonstrates we must keep praying for those in the abortion industry.

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Jivin J’s Life Links 5-16-11

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