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  • Right to Life of Michigan reports that the University of Michigan is now admitting the importance of adult stem cell research, calling it, the “holy grail of personalized medicine.”

  • Moral Outcry discusses the latest pro-choice attempt – 40 Days of prayer for abortion, of all things – to counter the pro-life 40 Days for Life vigils:

    Six Rivers Planned Parenthood in Humboldt, CA has decided to hold a literal 40 day prayer period for reproductive rights and abortion. Mixing faith in God with sacrificing babies at the altar of a suction machine, the site says:

    “We trust you to decide about your sexuality, having your children, and planning your family.”

    Here’s the inherent and obvious problem with this statement: “We trust you.” What does faith have to do with trusting me? If I trusted myself to do everything right, my faith would be in the god of my intellectual stimulation and humanistic idolatry. We have sacrificed faith in God for faith in ourselves and called ourselves god.

    Please read their statement carefully. If you read it in context with the call to prayer for abortion and to trust women, it actually implies we have godlike powers to know when we should reproduce, create and live. We have taken the power of creation from the Creator.

    The first thing that comes to mind is Galatians 6:7, which states, “Do not be deceived. God will not be mocked.”

  • Wesley J. Smith says PETA is attacking The Hunger Games for its depiction of people hunting animals to stay alive. Smith points out how the group’s president, Ingrid Newkirk, once wrote a letter to Yasser Arafat in protest of a terrorist attack – not because it risked the lives of humans, but because the bomb took the life of a donkey.
  • John Smeaton notices The Guardian’s Katie Guthrie, as she employs what we might consider “Orwellian newspeak” when referring to abortion “care.”
  • Stand for Life believes the number one reason abortion continues is because of fear of controversy.

  • ProLife NZ reports it is difficult even under the freedom of information act in NZ to find accurate statistics on abortion complications causing hospital admissions. They feel that deliberate under-reporting is meant to give the impression that the procedure is safe:

    A total of 877 women were admitted to hospital in New Zealand between 2009 and 2011 for the treatment of complications following abortions. The total number of bed-days totaled 1047. These important statistics reveal that abortions not only kill an unborn child but can result in damage to a woman’s health….

    It is noted that a number of the 877 women admitted for treatment for complications would have been admitted to hospital immediately following the abortion, however their hospitalisation is not required to be advised to the Committee. The remainder of the women would have been discharged from the abortion facility after their abortion and then subsequently readmitted to hospital.

[Top photo via The Blaze; bottom photo of Auckland hospital via ProLife NZ]

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