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Pro Life thoughts in a pro choice world through the eyes of a convert. I took early retirement after working in the social work and Human Resources fields but remain active by being involved in pro life education, lobbying and speaking .



Friday, June 28, 2013

Dem Kirsten Powers calls out radical abortion industry.....

How radical is the Abortion industry anyway? They showed us just how radical they are this week. The TX bill know as SB5 shows just how radical they are and that despite their well rehearsed talking points care about their bottom line and power, not  the women and of course not about the babies.

This video shows even Democratic strategist Kirsten Powers  (pictured left )who previously worked in the Clinton White House (author of the outdated talking points of safe, legal and rare) debunks Big Abortion talking points.   She accurately points out that the bill takes exception for the life and substantial injury to the mother and if the preborn baby is determined to have severe anomalies incompatible  with life.   So she accurately points out that this is an elective abortion of a healthy baby at 20 weeks!! This is 5 mos. pregnant!!

The other parts of the bill ensure the women's health and safety. Having the abortion centers be licensed as surgical treatment centers requires things like having the hallways wide enough for a gurney transport.  Also, EMT personnel say that the aisles need to be wide enough for a person to walk along side the traveling gurney so that they can "bag" the patient while the other person is pushing it. Too much??? This is done to save a life of the woman! Also that they have on site a crash cart in the event the patient "codes" and personnel trained to use it!! And proper sterilizing equipment in good working order to  sterilize the utensils used in the abortion!!!  Big Abortion fights against this??? They say that the state will be down to only 5 abortion facilities if they have to comply?? Are they admitting running substandard facilities?? Looks that way!! This is a good thing not a bad thing.

Also, late term abortions are not easy procedures. As we know from Kermit Gosnell the babies  sometimes come out alive, breathing, even crying.  Unless the dr. intends to pull another Gosnell and snip their spine or puncture the back of their head to suck out their brains....which is illegal....they will have to have medical treatment. Should the centers who specialize in this procedure have equipment to care for the abortion survivor?? Big Abortion says NO!! 

The final part of the bill states that the doctors running the abortion centers have admitting privileges at a hospital within a 30 miles radius. Why?? So if something goes wrong with the patient they can transport to the hospital and continue to treat. Also, it ensures that the dr. has good enough credentials to work at that hospital. I think we all know that the docs who do abortions are the bottom of the barrel types who have multiple malpractice suits and typically cannot work elsewhere. Again, Big Abortion fights against this. This is why it is outrageous l that they claim to  care about the health and welfare of women. 
But Big Abortion has friends in high places. The former IL state senator  who voted three times for withholding care from abortion survivors now is POTUS and he tweets his support for the radical abortion industry..... his lucrative supporters.  

Something special is happening in Austin tonight: http://OFA.BO/CBZ6c7 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Pro-life blog buzz 6-25-13

from Jill

by Susie Allen, host of the blog,Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli
We welcome your suggestions for additions to our Top Blogs (see tab on right side of home page)!

Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life highlights a Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons paper which debunks three popular myths about abortion and women’s health by comparing actual data fromGreat Britain (which allows abortion on demand) with data from Ireland(which prohibits it).

Fletcher Armstrong shares video of a Georgia Tech student who says her involvement in the pro-life movement started because of a Center for Bioethical Reform Truth Truck showing graphic abortion images. She was 12:

I saw the image and I knew it for what it was. I burst out crying, because I knew that was a child and it had been murdered.
A commenter summed it up well by saying, “It’s amazing how children who see these pictures KNOW that abortion kills a baby.”

Expose Abortion has a heartbreaking June 20 quote that shows pro-choice attempts to sanitize abortion, from abortionist Carolyn Westhoff, who in sworn testimony in 2004 stated:
In the case of our D&E patients we actually have little hats available so we could in fact cover the back of the head where the incision had been made.

Big Blue Wave has some thoughts on a New York Times article which tries to paint a pretty picture of a mother, pregnant with twins, choosing abortion at 23 weeks when faced with a poor prenatal diagnosis for her son. Though the woman claims she isn’t religious, she likes to think that her son’s soul “is in his sister” and is happy that he died in a “warm and loving place” in the womb following the lethal injection.
BBW wonders why that “warm and loving place” could not have been in his mother’s arms following birth. What I find amazing is that she was willing to risk losing both children in order to ensure her son’s demise.

Bound4Life’s Jess Clark shares an update on her son Richy who was born at 24 weeks and is now 14 years old. Though he has had major health struggles, he is “joyfully, fully alive”:
His birthday this year was a celebration of that miracle and the miracle that he has always been. We celebrated him in the womb, we celebrated him in the hospital, and we celebrate him now. Here’s to the best 14th year ever!

Euthanasia Prevention Coalitionsays Washington State’s annual report on legal assisted suicide is most interesting because of what’s not reported:
The Department of Health Report, if accurate, documents a small number of people using Washington’s assisted suicide act. The reported persons are, however, in a vulnerable demographic for abuse including murder. The report’s lack of information about consent to administration of the lethal dose is disturbing.

At Live Action News, Cassy Fiano shares five things expectant parents of children with Down syndrome need to hear.

Culture Campaign highlights how the media went to bat for abortion upon the merger of Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian with St. Joseph Health (Catholic) in California, stating:
After Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian… stopped performing elective abortions, outrage by the media and other abortion advocates caused theCalifornia attorney general’s office to investigate and ensure that there are enough abortionists to kill children of low-income women.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Pro-life blog buzz 6-21-13

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by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli
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  • Wesley J. Smith says that laws dealing with Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) “are increasingly authorizing doctors to unilaterally overturn surrogate wishes and patient advance directives….” The laws vary from state to state, but in Vermont and Maryland, a physician can place a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order on a patient’s chart without the consent of the patient or designated patient advocate. Smith writes:

    Not coincidentally, Vermont has a single payer healthcare plan it can’t pay for. Some have called for the cost savings to come from assisted suicide legalization – now done – and healthcare rationing.
  • Suzy B notes that during her remarks in favor of the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act this week, Rep. Michelle Bachmann showed the sonogram of the son of two SBA List employees. He may have the distinction of helping to save lives before his actual birthday!
  • Right to Life of Michigan lauds the passing of a state bill that prevents minors from “judge shopping” to obtain judicial bypass in order to skirt parental consent laws.
  • At Secular Pro-Life, Frank Ludwig examines the origin of the feminist movement, showing that early feminists were pro-life. Demands for voting and property rights morphed into demands for contraception at the beginning of the 20th century, and then to abortion in the 60′s:
    Some even claim that one can’t be a feminist without being pro-abortion, but fact is that feminists before Betty Friedan strongly opposed abortion as the taking of a human life. In light of the developments of the past 45 years, the remaining pro-life feminists started organizing themselves in groups such as Feminists for Life who were founded in 1972 but “stand on more than two hundred years of pro-life feminist history.”
  • Fr. Frank Pavone is getting a lot of press for his open letter to Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (pictured right with HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, and sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer) in response to her public statements about abortion and her Catholic faith:
    “You make a mockery of the Catholic faith,” the letter tells her, and says that her comments “reveal a profound failure to understand your own political responsibilities.” The letter concludes, “Either exercise your duties as a public servant and a Catholic, or have the honesty to formally renounce them.”
    Members of the public can read and sign the letter here.
  • Real Choice encourages readers to help the producers of 3801 Lancaster – a must-see documentary on Kermit Gosnell’s atrocities – to finance the next part of their series, which will “expose the truth of what happens when pro-choice groups, politicians, and bureaucrats are trusted to oversee abortion.”
  • Alveda King of Priests for Life discusses the 20-week abortion ban passed by the House this week, as well as Rep. Trent Franks’ comments, under fire from abortion supporters:
    Congressman Franks stated that the incidence of rape resulting in pregnancies that are aborted in the sixth month of pregnancy or later is “very low.” How is this even controversial?
    We know from studies on the subject that rape results in pregnancy from about 1% to 5% of the time, depending on authors of the studies. According to one study citing the 5% stats, half of those pregnancies are aborted. We don’t know what portion of those 2.5% of rapes result in abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy or later, but government statistics tell us that 1.4% of all abortions occur in the 21st week or later.
    So, is it outrageous to suggest that 1.4% of 2.5% (0.035%) is a very low amount?
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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Pro-life blog buzz 6-18-13

from Jill

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli
We welcome your suggestions for additions to our Top Blogs (see tab on right side of home page)! Email
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  • Secular Pro-Life discusses the vote this week on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and gives analysis of some of the concerns/objections to this legislation from pro-life activists.
  • Tennessee GOP Rep. Marsha Blackburn (pictured left) has an op-ed in Politico on the House’s legislation, which seeks to ban abortion past 20 weeks:
    A vote in favor is a vote for human decency and public health safety. A vote against is simply indefensible. Our bipartisan proposal doesn’t stop all abortions as Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi claimed last week. Will other Democrats join me in protecting women and children who feel pain or will they be on Pelosi’s side protecting Gosnell-like, late-term abortions as sacred ground?
  • Clinic Quotes points out how the abortion industry knowingly lies about fetal pain. Former clinic worker Amy states, “The hardest question you get asked is ‘does the baby feel pain?’ We had to lie to them or say we don’t know.”
  • At LifeSite News, John Jansen discusses the failure of emergency contraception in decreasing the “need” for abortion – even according the pro-choice Guttmacher Institute:
    Despite the fact that there has been a huge increase in the number of women who have used EC over the last decade, even the Guttmacher Institute admits that “there’s no evidence” that EC has lowered the overall national rate of unintended pregnancy. In moments of honesty, even the biggest cheerleaders for EC will admit that the best that can be said of it is that it’s “better than nothing.”
    Increased availability of EC hasn’t made a dent in the U.S. abortion rate, either. (And the U.S. isn’t alone. Consider this recent headline: “Abortion on rise in Sweden despite higher sales of morning-after pill.”) In this vein, it’s especially instructive to take a look at Planned Parenthood’s own figures.
  • Our new blog addition, A Culture of Life, tells the story of one mother in New Zealand who stood courageously for her child against those who told her to abort because of a poor prenatal diagnosis:
    But at 32 weeks baby Ava was born. She had none of the anomalies diagnosed prior to birth, although she did have a horseshoe kidney, something the scans didn’t pick up. Because Ava was eight weeks premature, she spent time in NICU, but she was strong and was able to go home after two weeks.
    At a time when prenatal screening is routine, this story (and the countless more that are similar), should serve as a warning for medical professionals, for parents and for families. All too often, a prenatal diagnosis of an impairment, disability or life-limiting condition ends in abortion. Often this is because of pressure from the medical experts, from a lack of information about the conditions and a fear of the unknown.
    But Baby Ava’s story shows that sometimes doctors get it wrong. And even if they don’t get it wrong, why is the answer abortion?
  • Down on the Pharm wonders if anyone in Catholic Church leadership is willing to stand up and address the Nancy Pelosis of the church who designate abortion and infanticide as “sacred ground,” citing their Catholic “faith” as a reason for their support.
  • At Live Action News, Rebecca Downs documents another instance why Girl Scouts USA can no longer claim “neutrality” on the issue of abortion:
    While the Girl Scouts claims to not take a position on abortion, on May 9, 2013, MAKERS, a feminist, pro-abortion video of women whose “pioneering contributions” have apparently changed America, was screened as a Girl Scout-sponsored event.
    The video came with a warning to parents, stating:

    Parents need to know that Makers: Women Who Make America discusses potentially sensitive issues like abortion, birth control pills, domestic violence, and rape as they relate to the women’s movement beginning in the 1950s through today. Most of these topics are talked about, not visualized, though there are a handful of blurred images – one of a women who died after an illegal abortion and another of an image of a naked woman. There is also some discussion of how the lesbian movement fit in (and diverged from) the mainstream feminist movement.
    One of the promoters of the video is MAKERS Board member Amy Richards, “a co-founder of Third Wave Foundation, a pro-abortion group; an adviser to Planned Parenthood NYC” who recently posted a video casually discussing her own selective reduction abortions.
    Many churches are still hosting GSUSA. We cannot just stop buying cookies; we must not allow them access to our daughters.
  • Americans United for Life shares video of Dr. Charmaine Yoest on a guest panel of four women on MSNBC. Naturally, Yoest is the sole representative of the pro-life view, and as always, defends it well, pointing out the extremism of the abortion lobby:

[Photos via, A Culture of Life, and]

Friday, June 14, 2013

Pro-life blog buzz 6-14-13

from Jill

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli
We welcome your suggestions for additions to our Top Blogs (see tab on right side of home page)! Email
  • Alveda King of Priests for Life begins a three part series honoring the pro-life men in her life – just in time for Father’s Day:
    I am blessed to pay tribute to my Grandfather, Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr. who saw me in a dream three years before I was born. That prophetic dream gave me life, against the odds of a threat of abortion.
    Alveda also recommends Kevin Burke’s blog, dedicated to fathers in need of post-abortion healing.
  • Pro-Life New Mexico releases an undercover video showing just how easily a 14-year-old in New Mexico (who reveals that her boyfriend is 21, which constitutes statutory rape) can schedule an abortion with Planned Parenthood. PP discusses methods for returning her call so as not to tip off her parents, though the state doesn’t require parental notification. The phone counselor also makes sure to get the patient to the building to close the sale. Is this the best we can do for our children?

  • ProWomanProLife laments that citizens of Quebec may soon have to pay for people to die, if a bill seeking to reclassify euthanasia as a form of healthcare – “aid in dying” – passes.
  • Secular Pro-Life publishes the first submission from their paid blogging program by guest author Prayson Daniel, who “make[s] a case for the prima facie wrongness of killing a human foetus that does not depend on theological premises.”
  • Big Blue Wave reports that 64-year-old Linda Gibbons has been arrested again for peaceful prayer and sidewalk counseling outside a Canadian abortion clinic. Gibbons, who has spent 10 of the last 20 years incarcerated for her protests, admonishes the churches for their inaction, stating, “Obviously we [the church] have this holocaust because we’ve allowed this.”
  • Wesley J. Smith notes the case of a Chicago mother who (with her child’s live in godmother) plotted for a week, then stabbed her 14 yr. old autistic son to death because she felt he was not getting proper care and wanted to end his misery. The two women also killed the family cat in an effort to spare it from living in a shelter, and then made unsuccessful attempts to commit double suicide via sleeping pills.Smith predicts the public’s response when the shock of the gruesome story wears off:
    "I suspect many will be horrified – not by the killing but the method, and the unavailability of “death with dignity” euthanasia. Indeed, I recall when Canadian farmer Robert Latimer murdered his 12 year-old daughter Traci because she had cystic fibrosis. Rather than condemning the monster, many Canadians asked, “Why couldn’t a doctor have done it for him?”
  • Reflections of a Paralytic shares a video from Life TV, which reviews the science fiction movie Gattaca, 15 years after its release. The genetic engineering depicted in the film is much closer to reality today:

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Pro-life blog buzz 6-11-13

from Jill

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli
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  • At Real Choice, Christina Dunigan says abortion advocates omitted crucial information about Beatriz, the woman from El Salvador who delivered a terminally ill child at 27 weeks gestation, in order to make the world believe Beatriz had an abortion:
    Their argument was that since Beatriz’s baby was “not viable” due to anencephaly, the c-section was actually a hysterotomy abortion, performed to deliver a baby and then just let it die of prematurity.
    Thanks to Melissa for providing links to this Spanish-language article, and this one, which certainly add an interesting big of information: Beatriz had already gone into labor when doctors elected to switch from a vaginal delivery to a c-section to preserve her health….
    I’ve also learned that Beatriz and her mother did go to the nursery and see the baby.

    In other words: She didn’t have an abortion.
Congresswoman_Herrera_Beutler_Twitter_Portrait-292x300At Live Action, Ashley Herzog points out the latest instance of anti-life bullying by the “hate brigade” – this time against Republican Congresswoman Jamie Herrera Beutler (pictured left), who recently discovered that her preborn child has a potentially fatal anomaly:
    What motivates these people to abuse women who have chosen to carry to term despite a poor prenatal diagnosis? I strongly suspect many of them have been involved in an abortion — or know they would want one in a similar situation. It angers them to see someone make a choice they didn’t have the courage to make themselves. But it’s impossible for any normal-thinking person to really know what motivates them.
  • Abstinence Clearinghouse links to an article about the balance between a minor’s privacy and parental responsibility. In her column, Mary Beth Hicks writes:
    How much privacy you allow depends on the child and the record of trust she has built, but your minor child’s privacy is not an entitlement. Parental responsibility for our children means we have the right to know what’s going on. That’s the only way we can guide and teach them.
    Too bad the abortion industry fights furiously against parental involvement when it comes to sex ed and abortion. It’s just bad for business.fielder
  • Alex Schadenberg of Euthanasia Prevention Coalition highlights an article written by Montana State Sen. Jennifer Fielder (pictured right) on the issue of assisted suicide legislation in MT, in which she notes the massive amount of funding behind pro-assisted suicide “nonprofit” lobbying groups.
  • At National Review, Michael J. New discusses a report which features “two separate polls both of which found that a majority of young voters lean toward either banning or restricting abortion.”
  • Big Blue Wave says Canadian conservatives seem to have the same trouble as many in the U.S. – they court pro-life support to get elected, but distance themselves from the position once in office.
  • Ethika Politika notes the importance of fatherhood, and how its disappearing role in the home affects all of us. Each day this week, they will feature a new article on the subject to “make possible a more serious, productive discussion of fatherhood.”
  • At FRC Blog, Anna Higgins laments the continuing reluctance of pastors to discuss abortion in the church, deeming it a “political issue” instead of a heart/sin issue necessitating repentance. Higgins also points out that where church leaders have dropped the ball, Christian rappers are beginning to speak out, offering hope and healing. One of those artists is Trip Lee:
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Friday, June 7, 2013

Amy Richards: It's all about selective reduction is no big deal...

Amy Richards, founder of radical pro-abortion Third Wave Foundation posts this "in your face video" in which she casually discusses her abortions as those she was discussing a recipe for chicken casserole.

She  got pregnant at 19 and had an abortion, then at 33 in a planned pregnancy was shocked to find out she was pregnant with triplets. Without a blink of an eye she asks can't we just get rid of one of them. She then remarks that she had never heard of selective reduction even though she thinks herself obviously intelligent and well schooled in the world of radical feminism. 

Of course being very narcissistic, she writes about her experience. She notes that she had some blow back from the sisterhood of radical feminists who call her out on casual portrayal  of her experience. Doesn't she know she is supposed to come off as more sympathetic and sad??  But Ms. Richards says  that at the end of the day  all that matters  is that it is MY decision.  She doesn't even mention the father of the child being 'selected' to be destroyed to lighten her burden.

My sympathies to her children cause it is all about her...

Pro-life blog buzz 6-7-13

from Jill

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

We welcome your suggestions for additions to our Top Blogs (see tab on right side of home page)!
Carla Stream, our lead moderator at, has written an article for Pro-Life Action News on the importance of sidewalk counseling and prayer at abortion facilities. The Third Annual National Sidewalk Counseling Symposium will be in Minneapolis from July 25-27.
Stand True shares the thoughts of four first-time sidewalk counselors. One sums up her thoughts:
"We’re talking about lives on the line here, a matter of life and death. What will you do today to make sure these little ones live to enjoy tomorrow"

Suzy B highlights a pro-life picket which took place today at the Irish Embassy in D.C.. The goal was to voice opposition to the attempt to legalize abortion in Ireland through the “guise of protecting pregnant women who are considering suicide”: Thanks to its pro-life laws, Ireland has one of the lowest maternal mortality rates in the world—it is one of the safest countries for a woman to give birth. Additionally, the number of Irish women who reject abortion and carry their babies to term is remarkably high.

Wesley J. Smith shares news of a child who, once thought to be in a persistent vegetative state, has been successfully treated with umbilical cord stem cells: A child with cerebral palsy who suffered a cardiac arrest and became – they thought – permanently unconscious, appears to have been successfully treated with his own stored umbilical cord blood stem cells….
This heartening story raises several issues, among which are: First, ethical stem cell research offers tremendous hope. Second, unconscious child patients are sometimes dehydrated to death based on the belief they can never recover.

Secular Pro-Life features an article by Kelsey Hazzard and William Saunders, which shows that while the media attempts to portray an extreme pro-choice view as mainstream, it isn’t:  The reality is that abortion advocacy groups only represent the tiny sliver of women and men who want abortion to be legal for any reason and through all nine months of pregnancy. Most American women reject that extreme view.
According to a May 2013 Gallup poll, 57% of women say that abortion should be illegal in all (20%) or all but a few (37%) circumstances. This is very close to men’s views, within the margin of error.

ProWomanProLife discusses the media’s apparent bias in labeling children with Down syndrome as “Down syndrome children,” as if that is the only thing you need to know about them.

Right to Life of Michigan features a video of the equipment in the Gosnell House of Horrors, released by the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office:

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[Photo via LifeNews]

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Pro-life blog buzz 6-4-13

from Jill
by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli
We welcome your suggestions for additions to our Top Blogs (see tab on right side of home page)! Email
  • Big Blue Wave discusses Canada’s attempt to curb sex selection abortions – which are illegal except for disability or disease – by requiring that women obtaining ultrasounds have a doctor’s requisition and be at least 20 weeks gestation. Undercover operations have shown ultrasound facilities willing to ignore the law.
  • Clinic Quotes points out a perfect example of the extreme pro-abortion view by quoting attorney Eve Gartner, who argues for Medicaid coverage for abortions:
    My impression is that people don’t really understand the fact that they will save more money by funding all Medicaid abortions than just paying for life-threatening cases. Twenty-five percent of those people who might have Medicaid-funded abortions have children instead… and then people are paying for pre-natal care, childbirth and probably public assistance for the child.
  • New Wave Feminists has a guest post by Melaina Lausen (pictured left), who was born to a drug-addicted mother and lived on public assistance as a child. Lausen responds to the false argument used by abortion proponents that states, “I would rather pay for someone’s abortion than to pay to raise their child for eighteen years”:
    After 18 years of living on welfare and having an abusive childhood I am a contributing member of society today. I vote, pay taxes, volunteer in the community, and try to spread a message of hope and change to others.
  • At Coming Home, Dr. Gerard Nadal wonders if the Catholic Church has decided to surrender in the culture wars on the issues of abortion, contraception, and homosexuality. Recent revelations about the Archdiocese of New York’s willingness to pay for union employees’ contraceptives and abortions, along with silence on other issues, have been disheartening:
    In this Year of Faith, as our churches continue to empty, an unsolicited thought for our leaders. If fundamental moral truths and goods are not worth fighting for, then don’t be surprised when many find that there isn’t much worth staying for.
  • American Life League’s Judie Brown believes the Catholic Church’s lack of “moral clarity” in social issues may lead to acquiescence on the HHS Mandate:
    These [court] decisions and the guarded acquiescence of the Catholic Church in both cases set the stage for what will undoubtedly be a USCCB cave-in on the Obama mandate. This is the most likely scenario in view of the fact that the USCCB historically filed amicus briefs, dubbed religious liberty briefs on the website, but offered no further opposition once the courts ruled in these cases.
  • At The Public Discourse, Valerie Huber of the National Abstinence Education Association explains what abstinence education (or Sexual Risk Avoidance education) really is and how it is making great strides in affecting the sexual decisions of teens and young adults, despite the removal of nearly all federal funding:
    According to CDC data from the National Survey of Family Growth, the proportion of teenagers ages fifteen to seventeen who have never had sex has risen from 62 percent in 1995 to 73 percent in 2006-2010 among females, and from 56.9 percent to 72 percent for males. These are very substantial gains during the period in which SRA programs have been widely implemented.
  • Down on the Pharm says that while worrying about its citizens ingesting too much sugar, New York City has no problem with teenagers having abortions without parental consent. The health department has designed an app that tells children where to get birth control and abortions on their own:
    The App links a video of New York girl, “Samantha”, who talks about boinking with her boyfriend, and wishing that she were also doing it with her ["hot"] girlfriend too.


  • In a recent blog roundup, Real Choice says abortion proponents are up in arms over Mexico’s effort to prosecute women who obtain chemical abortions, fearing that if something goes wrong, women will be too afraid to seek treatment:
    [I]nternational abortion proponents want to distribute Misoprostol to pregnant women in countries that lack the medical facilities to treat the bleeding they fear will kill women in Mexico. Which is it? Is Misoprostol safe to hand out to women who won’t get treatment for hemorrhage, or is it dangerous?
  • At Bound4Life, Ellie Saul encourages pro-lifers to pray the “Prayer of Jabez” for the preborn:
    Oh that You would bless the unborn in the womb indeed. Enlarge their borders and preserve their lives beyond the womb, in the name of Jesus. May Your hand be with the babies in the womb, and that You would protect them from evil abortion and deliver them from the pain they would have had to endure so that it would not hurt them!
  • Live Action presents the story of Kristi Hofferber, an adoptee who didn’t learn until age 30 that her birth mother had been the victim of incest at the hands of her father – and that she was born as a result. Her amazing story demonstrates why the life of the child should not be sacrificed for the crimes of the father: