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Pro-life blog buzz 6-5-15

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

  • At A Drop in the Ocean, Laura slams California’s attack on pregnancy resource centers by comparing the bill – which would force pregnancy resource centers to tell women where to get abortions – to forcing a Jewish deli to tell customers where to buy pork:

    Hello, and welcome to Shamash’s! Before you sit down to eat, we want you to know that New York has public programs that provide immediate free or low-cost access to comprehensive pork dishes (including all FDA-approved methods of smoked ham), pulled pork, and pork sausage, for eligible people. To determine whether you qualify, contact the county social food services office at 1-800-YAY-PORK.

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  • ProWomanProLife notes the work of organizations which are encouraging women to “ditch the Pill.” Natural family planning, once thought to be practiced mainly by Catholics, is gaining in popularity as we learn more about the detrimental effects of hormonal birth control.
  • Secular Pro-Life (which has also just launched a new outreach called PreventPreterm.org – check it out), addresses the reasoning behind a New York court which decided that Choose Life license plates are too offensive to some people, so they should be disallowed:

    Last week, a federal appellate court ruled that New York could ban Choose Life license plates because they are “patently offensive” — a legal term usually reserved for hard-core pornography. The ruling was met with instant derision from grassroots pro-lifers and legal scholars alike.

    At the time, SPL simply condemned the decision with a tweet, which was widely retweeted and even made it onto Twitchy….

    UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh wrote up the decision in the Washington Post. (You should read the whole thing.) He begins with the obvious point that it’s a First Amendment violation. But then he explains the Second Circuit’s reasoning, if you want to call it that, and it is truly incredible. The logic of the opinion requires the assumption that pro-choice New Yorkers are so violent, pro-lifers have to be censored for their own safety.

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  • A Voice for Hope shares this great graphic and quote from former Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop (pictured right):
  • As Father’s Day draws near, Priests for Life highlights a ministry to post-abortive men:

    Healing the Shockwaves of Abortion was launched in January at the March for Life in Washington, D.C.….

    Janet Morana and Georgette Forney, co-founders of Silent No More, noted that men can play many roles in an abortion decision. Some men coerce women into abortion; others had no knowledge until it was too late. Some are complicit in the decision and some are just silent.

    “We know through our work with Silent No More that no matter what role a man played, he is often thrown off guard by his reaction to the abortion,” Mrs. Morana said. “Many feel they have failed as men by allowing, or insisting on, the destruction of their own child.”

    “Men are often pushed to the margins of the abortion debate, but after the baby and the mother, fathers are the most directly impacted,” Mrs. Forney said. “We want them to know they are deserving of healing and we want to help them restore peace to their souls.

  • [Photos via pinterest.com and A Voice for Hope]

Feminists mock Ricki Lake’s documentary on Pill dangers, sight unseen

UPDATE 2/24, 4:30p: World Magazine has picked up on this story, quoting from my blog post.

UPDATE 2/20, 7:10p: Ricki Lake has chimed in on Twitter:

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2/20, 5:38p: A release date has not even been set on Ricki Lake’s upcoming documentary on the dangers of hormonal contraception, called Sweetening the Pill, but feminists and liberals are already trying to flush it. Here’s the Perez Hilton headline that goes with the gif above…

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Pro-life blog buzz 9-6-13

by Kelli

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

  • Americans United for Life shares a press release detailing notable pro-life legislative successes this year.
  • At ProWomanProLife, Andrea Mrozek discusses why she believes the Pill is still so popular despite it being “anti-feminist”:

    I believe it is because it is very much promoted in med schools which look to pharmaceuticals for solutions. Doctors are schooled first, later wined and dined by pharmaceutical companies. They are not schooled or wined and dined by Creighton practitioners, for example.

  • Wesley J. Smith says UK doctors who were caught performing eugenic sex-selection abortions will not be punished. According to The Telegraph, “The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) was accused of failing to uphold the law after it ruled that it would not be in the ‘public interest’ to prosecute the two doctors exposed in an undercover Daily Telegraph investigation.”
  • Secular Pro-Life writes about abortion advocates’ “long-term strategy of taking abortion out of the moral realm entirely and treating it as a routine medical event.”

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  • Right to Life of Michigan reports on the closing of Feminine Health Care Clinic in Flint (pictured left), a facility once owned and operated by the notorious abortionist Alberto Hodari.
  • Pro-life Action League reminds us that sometimes just faithfully being present can save a life:

    This is an e-mail I received recently:

    Hi, my name is Stacy and I wanted to thank your group for saving my baby. I went to that terrible facility [Planned Parenthood in Aurora, Illinois]… and the first thing I saw driving in was the pro-life advocates standing in the lawn at 7am.

    I went in to the clinic, canceled my appointment, and walked out…. My little guy is 16 months old now and a blessing from God. Thank you!

    … Nobody talked to her. Nobody waved signs at her. Pro-life people simply stood in witness to the fact that abortion is evil and that all human life is valuable. Their mere presence was enough to change a heart and save a life.

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  • Big Blue Wave quotes Virginia physician James C. Anderson, who notes what happens to women when abortionists don’t have admitting privileges at hospitals:

    I have worked in local Emergency Rooms… for over thirty years. When women have come to the Emergency Room with complications related to an abortion, never once have I received a phone call initiated by the provider conveying information about the abortion, the young woman’s condition or potential complications…. This definitely created some time delays that were not in the patient’s best interest.

    I have called many abortion clinic physicians but never once has the provider come to the Emergency Room to assume care. I have always had to call a staff physician. This then creates another delay…. These delays can have life-threatening implications when dealing with hemorrhage or infection.

  • Pro-Life NZ objects to the fact that many expectant parents of terminal children are treated as if they are about to give birth to “monsters” – as one textbook, Oxorn’s Human Labor and Birth, actually described the anencephalic child:

    The day came when the little girl was born, but she was no monster. The midwife described her as having “a sweet face and rosebud lips.” A hat was placed on her head to cover up the fact that the back of her head was missing. The girl lived for three days, and was held by her father as she died. The midwife continued to be a support to the family as they grieved the loss of their daughter.

    Later, the midwife was reading Oxorn’s Human Labor and Birth and came across his monster definition. And she decided to challenge Dr. Oxorn on his use of descriptions….

    The doctor responded with an apology, saying that he would change the description in his next edition. And he did.

  • [Photos via RTL MI, chesterfieldfp.com]

    Pro-life blog buzz 5-7-13

    by Kelli

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

    • At Live Action News, Kristen Hatten reacts to a very disturbing Huffington Post article written by a man who says he is “not happy about” finding out his wife is expecting twin boys after they pursued IVF hoping for a (single) girl.
    • Michael New has two great posts at National Review Online addressing emergency contraception, the Pill, and whether or not these methods of attempting to prevent unintended pregnancy actually work. New argues that what is truly needed is a more chaste culture.

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    • Clinic Quotes shares a startling admission from late-term abortionist Warren Hern (pictured left), who claims that “abortion, almost more than any other operation, demands experience to develop skill.” Despite this, CQ points out that “Planned Parenthood and other pro-choice organizations have push[ed] for laws allowing nurses and other non-doctors to perform them.”
    • Culture Campaign shares the discovery of a deadly new strain of rapidly-progressing gonorrhea which is considered to be even more lethal than AIDS/HIV.
    • Ethika Politika comments on a Wall Street Journal article by Sarah Elizabeth Richards, who believes that egg freezing is a good, no-strings-attached way of becoming a mother, without any need for a man:

      The importance of Sarah’s story is to listen to Sarah herself. Sarah isn’t someone just “using” frozen eggs because it is the only way for her to have a baby. She is using it to fulfill her calling as a woman, to be a mother and to have children. These are the ideals that society and nature have always held up for women; it is very normative and correct. Yet, she seems to embrace this reproductive technology as a means to detach herself further from obligations to men (and to society) and to anything beyond her career.

    • Big Blue Wave shares a video created to oppose Quebec’s campaign to legalize euthanasia:

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    [Photo via dailymail.co.uk]

    Pro-life blog buzz 4-19-13

    by 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.

    • Down on the Pharm highlights a report showing the abortion industry’s claim that the problem with abortionist Kermit Gosnell isn’t infanticide. The real problems – to them – are the restrictions, regulations, and lack of taxpayer funding for late-term abortions.
    • Big Blue Wave posts a list of top ten most notorious abortionists, demonstrating that Kermit Gosnell is far from being the outlier that pro-choicers claim he is.

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    • Abstinence Clearinghouse shares an article about a new dating website – for people with STDs. Using a drop-down menu, users can find potential mates with their same STD. Looks like some entrepreneurs found a new way to cash in on our culture’s promotion of recreational sex.
    • At Coming Home, Dr. Gerard Nadal offers his perspective on why the Gosnell case matters and why society wants to avoid it:

      We cannot long survive as a civilization of rational human beings with that sort of mentality. American exceptionalism has been consumed by radicalized autonomy, and in the process biomedical ethics, politics, and common decency have been savaged….

      To look into the face of Kermit Gosnell is to look in the American mirror, a rare glimpse of clarity as the fog temporarily lifts from the mirror.

    • Clinic Quotes has a quote from former staffer for the late abortionist George Tiller on how Tiller managed to keep his employees from learning the realities of the late-term abortion practice.
    • Americans United for Life applauds the Florida House’s unanimous passage of Born Alive Infants Protection legislation. AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest urges the Florida Senate to pass the bill and send it to the governor.

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    • FRC Blog writes about the lawsuit filed against the HHS Mandate by Michael Potter, CEO of Eden Foods – a company which is “organic” and popular with liberals. In typical liberal fashion, Salon published a “hit piece” publicizing the suit and “fram[ing] Potter as a man with an anti-birth control agenda.”
    • MN Citizens Concerned for Life calls out Whole Woman’s Health, an abortion clinic in Minneapolis, which advertises same-day abortions – which makes them either guilty of false advertising or of illegally ignoring the state’s mandatory 24-hour waiting period before an abortion.
    • Ethika Politika compares the drone program to the sexual revolution ushered in with the birth control pill and later, the morning-after pill:

      The promises of drones, like those of The Pill, are fraught with unintended ramifications that dramatically outweigh any potential benefits the technology can offer. The aftermath of widespread birth control and the sexual revolution are present before our eyes, a testament to the disastrous results of allowing technological potential to have mastery over our behavior.

    [Top photo via USA Today]

    Chicago Sun-Times reporter: I had a stroke at 30 thanks to the Pill

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    Monifa Thomas is not simply a journalist who works for the Chicago Sun-Times.

    Thomas was hired in 2005 as a health and medicine reporter and in 2010 was promoted to the editorial board due to her “particular expertise in medical issues and government health care,” according to the Sun-Times.

    And still Thomas didn’t know about the dangers of the birth control pill. Here’s an excerpt of her story, published in the Sun-Times on December 25:

    Paramedics came and took me to Saint Joseph Hospital, not far from my apartment on the North Side.

    At the hospital, someone asked for my Social Security number. I told him.

    Friends were there now, too. I can still picture their worried faces.

    Again, the hospital worker said: I need to know your Social Security number.

    “Yeah,” I told him, “I know. I’m giving it to you.”

    And, in my head, I was. But instead of numbers, all that came out of my mouth were letters.

    I didn’t understand then what I do now: On July 8, 2011, a clot blocked the flow of blood to my brain, cutting the supply of oxygen, causing parts of the tissue there to die.

    I was 30 years old, and I’d just had a stroke….

    Why me?

    For some, the cause of a stroke is clear. High blood pressure, diabetes, compounded over the years, maybe with a family history of circulatory problems thrown in, lead to cardiovascular decay and plaque-narrowed arteries, then a heart attack or stroke.

    But that wasn’t me.

    I was young. And I had done the things you’re supposed to do to keep healthy.

    I didn’t smoke. I exercised regularly. I danced salsa and practiced tae kwon do. I stayed away from bad foods, mostly. I literally ate an apple every day.

    I had just had a physical in June, after turning 30, a couple of weeks before my stroke, and there was no sign of trouble.

    Which led my doctors to a different likely culprit. They told me they thought birth-control pills probably were a factor.

    Now, I was even angrier because I’m one of those people who actually reads the warning labels that come with any prescription drug, and I’d read that a stroke was a risk when you’re on a birth-control pill. But none of the other risk factors seemed to apply. So I thought it probably wouldn’t be a problem for me.

    Read about Monifa’s long road back. It’s quite scary, yet inspiring. Monifa is quite brave. I especially appreciate that she used her experience to expose just one of the harms of the birth control pill.

    A few of the comments:

    Amy Hamer: I had a stroke at age 39 in Feb 2011. Mine was also caused by birth control pills. I thank God my boyfriend was with me and knew something wasn’ right…. Women think birth control pills are just a simple little pill, but you are really altering your body chemistry to make your body think it’s always pregnant. I feel extremely lucky that I got medical treatment quickly. I’m still not 100% and probably never will be, I just have to make the best of it and be thankful I’m not 20% or even dead.

    Migdalia Bulnes: I too had a stoke at the age of 32, due to birth control pills. I can relate to everything in your story…. I could not even hold a cup of coffee in my left hand or even do a ponytail on my hair, simple things. Thank God that its been 12 years, I am a sergeant for the Chicago Police Department….

    MadKatFever: I also lost a 35 y.o. friend to blood clots which landed in her lungs instead of her brain. Three trips to 2 separate hospital emergency rooms and they still could not figure it out. Until the fourth trip which resulted in an ICU admission and her death 40 hours later. Cause of death: pulmonary emboli related to birth control usage.

    [HT: Matt Abbott]

    Obama, media, feminists push taxpayer-funded mustard gas for women

    I don’t know what it’s going to take to get people to comprehend that hormonal contraceptives – i.e., the birth control pill, implants, and rings – are rated by the United Nations World Health Organization as Group 1 Carcinogens,” as toxic and in the same class as asbestos, mustard gas, and tobacco.

    IT IS A SCANDAL that President Obama, feminists, the media, and the medical establishment continue to push these virulent cancer causing artificial steroids on our women.

    Not once in this October 4 puff piece promoting free contraceptives did the Associated Press author or any of the medical professionals interviewed bring up any of the deadly harms of hormonal contraceptives.

    THIS IS A FLAGRANT VIOLATION OF THE PUBLIC TRUST, all to promote liberal ideology.

    Yes, I’m yelling. I’m so angry.  I listened on Christian radio over the weekend to a member of the Young Survival Coalition, and my heart broke. Why in the world is there the need to form a group such as this for the growing women diagnosed with breast cancer before age 35?  Women are being led like sheep to the slaughter.

    From what I can read on YSC’s website, even they don’t fully understand the risk of using hormonal contraceptives, in part because the medical establishment and government agencies downplay it. But the information is out there.

    From Slate in September 2010:

    Last summer, in a study of more than 50,000 African-American women, Boston University epidemiologist Lynn Rosenberg found a 65 percent increase in a particularly aggressive form of breast cancer among those who had ever taken the birth-control pill. The risk doubles for those who had used the contraceptive within the past five years and had taken it for longer than 10 years.

    From the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in April 2012:

    The first large-scale U.S.-based study to evaluate the link between an injectable form of progestin-only birth control and breast cancer risk in young women has found that recent use of a year or more doubles the risk….

    The National Cancer Institute and the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program funded the research.

    From a 2009 study co-authored by Louise Brinton of the National Cancer Institute, about the aforementioned aggressive breast cancer:

    [A]mong women ages 20 to 45 years… [o]ral contraceptive use ≥1 year was associated with a 2.5-fold increased risk for triple-negative breast cancer….

    Among women ≤40 years, the relative risk for triple-negative breast cancer associated with oral contraceptive use ≥1 year was 4.2…

    On and on. Meanwhile, Obama et al use the same tactics as the tobacco industry did (affirming “commitment to public well-being”) to promote contraceptives by ignoring the long list of risks to tout supposed benefits. From CNSNews.com, October 5…

    “Contraceptive care… is vital for women’s health. Doctors prescribe contraception, not only for family planning but as a way to reduce the risk of ovarian and other cancers, and it’s good for our health care system in general because we know the overall cost of care is lower when women have access to contraceptive services,” Obama said at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.

    This is absolutely not true. Two of the risks for ovarian cancer in the first place are not having children and not breastfeeding. And breast cancer isn’t the only risk that steroidal contraceptives increase. WHO also labels them as Class I carcinogens for cervical and liver cancer. They also increase the risk of blood clots, stroke, heart attacks, and more. Obama’s contraceptive push is only going to kill women.

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    On September 21 the Huffington Post published results of a new survey on contraceptive use. The most provocative find:

    5. The pill is the most popular form of contraception. About 15 percent of women reported using the pill in the last 30 days, compared to 8 percent who said they used a male condom.

    Note the spin. “The most popular for of contraception” is used only 15% of the time.

    Another interesting find:

    4. Forty-three percent of women who had been pregnant previously, had experienced at least one unintended pregnancy. Of those 43 percent, 50 percent said that their unintended pregnancies had occurred as the result of failed birth control (i.e. a ripped condom or not taking their birth control pill regularly).

    In other words, contraceptives used in real time (not theory) have a 50% failure rate.

    Aside from the fact the female public doesn’t like the Pill, and aside from the fact contraceptives have a dismal success rate, feminists and the abortion industry are currently pushing for pandemic distribution of free hormonal contraceptives because, they say,  it’s what women want and need to prevent unintended pregnancy.

    Neither liberals nor the mainstream media nor the government stop to analyze the reality that contraceptives fail the hype. Instead we get this:

    Bear in mind, the morning-after pill contains 2-10 times the dosage of female hormones as the birth control pill, and there are no long-term studies on the harm to adolescent girls, particularly with repeated use.

    Liberals are all-organic, all-green, and anti-Big Pharma – except when it comes to hormonal contraception, in which case they turn a blind eye.

    This is because the alternative to pushing contraceptives on the public is unthinkable, for three reasons:

    1. The Pill was the cornerstone is the 1960s sexual revolution, and the hippies are now in charge of the country.
    2. The Pill is lucrative, as is the back-up plan, abortion.
    3. The only foolproof way to prevent pregnancy and STDs is by maintaining abstinence until marriage and then being faithful, a message that would be to admit Christian prudes were right and would also stop the gravy train.

    Step back. In plain English hormonal contraceptives (which include the Pill, shots, and implants) contain artificial steroids taken on a daily basis over the course of decades that chemically alter a woman’s normal monthly menstrual cycle by overriding messages sent by the hypothalamus and pituitary gland, both located in the brain.

    Does that sound healthy? We now know it’s not. Hormonal contraceptives increase a woman’s risk of fibroid tumors, ovarian cysts, heart attacks, strokes, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, infertility, liver tumors, yeast infections, and more; and they decrease her bone density and libido, and more. (And a new study shows the Pill increases the risk of staph infections, aside from the fact it offers no protection against STDs.)

    Will we ever learn? It’s possible. It just depends on whether or not we’re sailing on the Contraceptive Titanic.