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Friday, September 13, 2013

Pro-life blog buzz 9-13-13

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

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Reflections of a Paralytic recommends a “must read” article by Jennifer Lahl of The Center for Bioethics in Culture, who asks, “Why don’t Christians see IVF and surrogacy as moral issues?”: The fact that so many people fail to consider the moral implications of IVF suggests that in the age of fertility treatments, surrogates, and modern family-building via parenting partnerships, a woman’s womb has come to be seen as a somewhat arbitrary location. NBC’s The New Normal quips that women are “Easy-Bake Ovens” and children are “cupcakes.”

Wesley J. Smith notes the “topsy turvy” values of our nation, when new legislation in Washington, D.C. mandates a 24-hour waiting period (as well as an age and parental consent restriction) before getting a tattoo – but not an abortion.

ProWomanProLife gives us an update on Canadian pro-life hero Linda Gibbons (pictured left), who was given the maximum sentence – six months and 29 days – for protesting abortion inside the bubble zone: It appears the judge sentenced her more harshly based on a personal bias against her: “She has indicated no remorse to the court,” [Madam Justice Feroza] Bhabha said angrily. “She believes in the rightness of her cause… (but) abortions are legal. Miss Gibbons does not appreciate that it’s a legal right.”
Obviously Gibbons honors a higher authority than the local judge.

SPUC’s John Smeaton speaks out against the decision of the Crown’s Prosecution Service not to prosecute UK doctors caught committing sex-selective abortions. His letter was published in the Telegraph, as well.

Pro-Life Wisconsin announces their new association with Personhood USA.

Right to Life of Michigan reports that Detroit has 7% of the state’s population but accounts for 25% of the state’s abortions.

Saynsumthn’s Blog posts the close ties between abortion giant Planned Parenthood and Obamacare. PP is “helping” to get people signed up for the healthcare monstrosity. And naturally, “all this ‘help’ from Planned Parenthood will translate into BIG Bucks into their coffers in abortions and birth control, despite their abysmal record on medicaid fraud!”

At Coming Home, Dr. Gerard Nadal pens an open letter to Elizabeth Jahr for her criticism of the pro-life movement’s annual March for Life in Washington, D.C.. Jahr claims that “[p]ro-life groups funnel tremendous resources into a legal war against abortion in the US without providing adequate practical support for women to maintain pregnancies” and that the money spent to hold the March would be better spent elsewhere. Nadal responds:
"Your claims that the money spent on travel to the Annual March on Washington could be better spent by serving the actual needs of women in crisis pregnancies is so far beyond the pale that you should blush for having said so. Certainly in your scholarly research for the article you looked at the 3,000+ pregnancy centers in this nation whose daily work includes getting housing, prenatal care, delivery services, food, clothing, diapers, supplies, employment, etc for women in crisis pregnancies….It takes money to keep the maternity homes and pregnancy centers open. Millions and millions of dollars are needed. The March each year continues to grow, and with that growth comes the great enthusiasm, the great fervor that drives the raising of far more money than is spent on the March. Beyond that utilitarian analysis there is something more fundamental that you missed in your hit piece.
Published so close to the fiftieth anniversary of Martin Luther King’s March on Washington and “I have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial, your article misses the fact that sometimes it just doesn't matter the cost of calling attention to fundamental injustice and inhumanity. There have been some 57 million babies slaughtered in my lifetime in this country. You would have 600,000 marchers stay home? Really?"

Pro-Life New Mexico rolls out Project 52, an initiative for 52 churches to focus for 52 weeks on one abortion clinic with the idea of “Saving One Woman, One Child, One Week, And One Church At A Time.” Watch their video here:

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