by Kelli
Spotlighting important information gleaned from other pro-life blogs…
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  • ProWomanProLife finds research that flies in the face of “modern, enlightened wisdom.” A UK Daily Mail article states:

    More than a third of working mothers want to quit their jobs to look after their children, research suggests….

    A further 6 in 10 would like to reduce their hours to spend more time with their young ones, the Government-backed study found. Less than a 5th said they would choose to increase their hours if there was good affordable childcare available.
    The findings fly in the face of Government claims that women would want to go back to work if they could find decent childcare.

    Brigitte from PWPL responds, “Tsk, tsk, tsk. Mothers disagree with politicians and child-care activists. How annoying for the child-care activists….”

  • Albert Mohler comments on a Christianity Today article regarding early marriage and abstinence:

    [Author] Mark Regnerus… points to a concern peculiar to American evangelicalism. “The ratio of devoutly Christian young women to men is far from even. Among evangelical churchgoers, there are about three single women for every two single men. This is the elephant in the corner of almost every congregation – a shortage of young Christian men.”…


    As Regnerus also notes, men often delay marriage believing that they can always marry when ever they are “ready.” Meanwhile, their evangelical sisters are often very ready for marriage, even as they watch their prospects for both marriage and fertility falling.
    All of this points to the fact that the delay of marriage has far more to do with the patterns of life adopted by many, if not most, evangelical young men, rather than those chosen by young women. Yet, at the same time, the parents of both young men and young women can, by either intention or default, make it difficult for their children to marry….
    … As men and women, we are made for marriage. As Christians, those not called to celibacy are called to demonstrate our discipleship through honoring the Creator’s intention by directing sexual desire and reproductive capacity into a commitment to marriage…
    Regnerus certainly drives the point home when he argues that “when people wait until their mid-to-late 20s to marry, it is unreasonable to expect them to refrain from sex.” Nevertheless, Christians are called to a moral standard that, by any secular standard, it is profoundly unreasonable. I would prefer to argue that the delay of marriage is unwise, not only because of the demonstrated risk of sexual immorality, but because of the loss of so much God gives to us in marriage.

  • MIntheGap blogs about the ever-changing terms used to dehumanize the unborn child:

    [T]he name “Fertilized Egg” has been used to describe a baby, in an attempt to imply that the baby is not human. It would be no more correct to call the baby a “Modified Sperm” – because it’s a new, unique individual.
    In Physician magazine, Dr. Eugene Diamond explains the reason for this terminology twisting:
    Prior to 1976, a “contraceptive” was understood to be an agent that prevented the union of a sperm and ovum. In 1976 the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, realizing that this definition didn’t help its political agenda, arbitrarily changed the definition.
    A contraceptive now meant anything that prevented implantation of the blastocyst, which occurs 6 or 7 days after fertilization. Conception, as defined by Dorland’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary [27th edition], became “the onset of pregnancy marked by implantation of the blastocyst.”

    The hidden agenda in the ACOG’s redefinition of “contraceptive” was to blur the distinction between agent preventing fertilization and those preventing implantation of the week-old embryo. Specifically, abortifacients such as IUDs, combination pills, minipills, progestin-only pills, injectables such as Provera and , more recently, implantables such as Norplant, all are contraceptives by this definition.
    The idea is this: if we can change the terminology, then we can use it to convince people to do what they usually wouldn’t.

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