Friday, March 15, 2013
Pro-life blog buzz 3-15-13
from Jill Stanek.com
by Susie Allen, host of the blog,Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli
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Expose Abortion has a haunting quote from former abortion practitioner Susan Thayer, discussing how abortion providers must be gradually desensitized to the grisly work of abortion:
I walked into the surgical suite and headed toward the foot of the exam table. I was stopped and told to sit in a chair by the door because, they said, nearly everyone who watches the first time, can’t take it and either get sick or faint. Once you make it through one abortion, you are allowed to gradually move closer to the patient, therefore seeing more of the procedure.
Bound4Life points out that while we were all distracted by sequestration, the Department of Health and Human Services was quietly releasing more than 700 new pages of Obamacare regulations. Buried within is the mandate for taxpayer-funded abortions, unless you live in one of the 18 states – Alabama,Arizona, Arkansas, Florida,Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska,North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah,Virginia and Wisconsin – which have enacted legislation to ban abortion coverage from their state exchanges.
So our government is not only depriving schoolchildren of White House tours, but is planning to fund the elimination of future schoolchildren before birth. Chilling.
Accepting Abundance discusses the controversy surrounding German bishops’ authorization for Catholic hospitals to treat rape victims with the morning after pill.
Coming Home wonders how the new Pope will address allowing communion for “Catholics” who vote for, advocate, and support the evil of abortion – like Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Andrew Cuomo, and others.
Clinic Quotes points out that the claim “abortion should be between a woman and her doctor” is really just wishful thinking. According to Dr. Don Sloan in 1992, there is very little interaction between a woman and her abortionist:
I’ve [aborted] tens and tens of thousands of women, and I know so little about so many of them – most of them…. How could I? In a sense the doctor is only a trades person, a technician performing a task, like any other.
The Guiding Star Project has a guest post from a single, childless woman who became the only positive voice in her workplace when a couple trying for baby #2 got pregnant with triplets instead:
Sad that today’s culture is so firm in wanting the perfect 1.2 children so as not to impede upon careers, vacations, and lifestyle choices. Sad that there simply isn’t an openness to life or what God may be asking of a husband a wife. And sad that I was the only one in a room full of ten or more people who had anything positive to say.
40 Days for Life says a Memphis prayer vigil had to change locations because previous prayer vigils caused Planned Parenthood to lose their lease in the former location.
The Abolitionist Society chastises the church for claiming their business is evangelism, while ignoring “loving [their] preborn neighbor[s], being led to the slaughter”:
If you were in the place of your preborn neighbor… would you find what you do for the preborn sufficient? Is simply “voting pro-life,” attending pro-life rallies, listening to sanctity of life sermons, and occasionally donating to crisis pregnancy centers the sum of loving your soon-to-be-killed preborn neighbor as you love yourself? If you were about to be torn to pieces and sucked through a vacuum, would you truly feel loved by those who warm the pews of the churches every Sunday, but don’t do more than this to make your impending death illegal?
[Graphic via Bound4Life; photo via multiples.about.com]