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