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Friday, March 1, 2013

Pro Life Blog Buzz for March 1, 2013

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

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Live Action comments on the recent Al Jazeera appearance of Lila Rose, who was the sole representative of the pro-life cause on the program. Rose was pitted against several abortion supporters, including Katie Stack (formerly of MTV’s “No Easy Decision”), who is now employed as a clinic escort yet seems to be both struggling with and seeking to justify her past abortion:

American Life League’s Judie Brown discusses the disregard for human life in the recent case of a pregnant New Jersey woman who ingested cocaine – passing the addiction on to her child – and was not found guilty of child abuse:

… [G]arbage is handled with more respect than human beings. We respect “mother earth.” We recycle to protect the environment and we process wet garbage to create compost that is then used for the farming of fruits and vegetables. But when we deal with inconvenient humans like preborn children, the disabled, or the dying, we disregard all manner of reverence for human life in favor of crass disdain.

Down on the Pharm memorializes Dr. C. Everett Koop, who passed away this week at the age of 96: Pro-lifers saw him as a man of conviction, driven by empathy for the sick and suffering.
It remains a mystery to most… that a man who opposed homosexual activity would be a staunch advocate for HIV research. Most of the media, when recounting the accomplishments of Dr. Koop, have been remarking on this as though it is somehow contradictory. The rest of us see no contradiction or anomaly. Helping the sick is the natural thing to do, regardless of how they acquired the illness.
Clinic Quotes posts a quote from Dr. John Fletcher in 1979 on sex-selection abortion – still very much an issue today:
"The existence of some trivial reasons should not deter us from the larger goal of protecting the right of women to make such decisions in the first place…. It is inconsistent to support an abortion law that protects the absolute right of women to decide and, at the same time, to block access to information about the fetus because one thinks that an abortion may be foolishly sought on the basis of the information."
Euthanasia Prevention Coalition links to an article by Wesley J. Smith which states that despite its illegality, Belgium has been euthanizing disabled children for quite some time – and is now looking to make the killing legal. Eugenics is alive and well.

The Leading Edge reports that during a membership drive week at Sydney University in Australia, LifeChoice Sydney’s booth was defaced with crude messaging (see right) which implied that free speech is only allowed if it doesn’t offend anyone else.

Fletcher Armstrong says the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform will be bringing graphic abortion images to Nashville today for the start of the National Religious Broadcasters Convention this week. Gaylord Opryland Hotel Resort & Convention Center, the host of the convention, is now part of Marriott International, which has acknowledged in writing that they contribute to Planned Parenthood and will continue to do so.

Bound4Life has an excellent analysis of Planned Parenthood’s claim that they deserve $542M/year because they are comprehensive health care providers. The fact is that every service PP offers is offered by other providers… except for abortion.

Culture Campaign points to the case of parents bringing suit against the school their transgendered child, Coy, attends. The school refused to allow Coy to use the girls’ restroom, instead offering a neutral restroom in the faculty area, but the parents were not pleased. In two different news accounts of this case, it appears that the child’s mother is quite vocal, while the father remains more passive.

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