Entries Tagged ‘amniocentesis’

Pro-life blog buzz 3-11-14

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

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  • Big Blue Wave says a new study acknowledges that “widespread and increased availability of oral emergency contraception over the past 10-14 years has made little difference to rates of unintended pregnancy, abortion and repeat abortion amongst teenagers.” However, the conclusion from this is that teens must now try another form of birth control – the IUD.

If amniocentesis frightens baby, what does abortion do?

imageby Sarah Cleveland

Shortly after graduating from college and obtaining my board certification to become a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer nearly 10 years ago, I was asked to fill in for a tech at a nearby OB/GYN office. I was honored by the request and accepted the offer.

When I arrived to work, I noticed there was an amniocentesis scheduled that afternoon. (In short, an amnio is a quick procedure that samples the fluid surrounding a baby in utero for further testing on the pregnancy.) And although I had assisted in dozens of procedures during clinical rotations in college, I had never before assisted with a live amniocentesis. And I was nervous about doing it. I knew the risks to the baby and momma (increased risk of miscarriage and uterine infection, albeit still low).

But what I didn’t anticipate was what I was actually going to see on the screen.

Pro-life blog buzz 10-29-13

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

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  • At Priests for Life, Fr. Frank Pavone reflects on the fact that so many Christians – even pastors – will say they are not interested in politics and don’t vote:

    Everything we can say about the tremendous moral responsibility of those who craft legislation and put it into effect really reflects the moral responsibility of those who put them in those positions in the first place the voters.

Rick is right: Prenatal genetic testing increases eugenic abortions

The rapid growth of prenatal testing has had some undeniably positive effects: A woman who knows she will bear a child with a handicap can plan to deliver in a hospital equipped for risky births. And many couples prefer the opportunity to prepare psychologically for the work of raising a disabled child. By far the […]

What they are trying to hide: Social issues are a problem for liberals, not conservatives

  The January 12 Gallup poll (click to enlarge) tells us three things:   Despite the din, conservatives outnumber liberals 2:1. Conservatives are winning over coveted moderates, not liberals. #1 and #2 have occurred since Obama took office.   An eye-opening point from the Wall Street Journal, January 18:

Stanek weekend question: How big a difference do you think those “damned, ubiquitous, cherub-faced, please-mommy-don’t-get-an-abortion” pro-life billboards make?

Tara at Abortion Gang is depressed. Tara recently learned her former lesbian partner and new partner who is pregnant have refused an amniocentesis. The two have decided they will take whatever baby they get, healthy or not, “whatever the universe thr[ows] at them.” Good for them! There’s an interesting subplot in the post of a […]

Jivin J’s Life Links 8-22-11

by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat Margaret Somerville comments on “deselecting our children”: Here’s a recent Danish headline: “Plans to make Denmark a Down syndrome-free perfect society.” The Danes want to promote aborting fetuses with Down syndrome, so their society will be free of such people around 2030. One bioethicist describes it as a […]

Abort albinos

Feminists for Choice has a post up, “Albinos in Tanzania are being raped for AIDS cure”:


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