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At thirtyone8, Andy Moore outlines some of the fundamental errors in the logic of Gary Gutting’s New York Times editorial entitled, “Should Pope Francis Rethink Abortion?”

Pro-life Action League proudly joins a nationwide boycott of Girl Scouts USA for their support for Planned Parenthood: 
As detailed at the official CookieCott 2014 website, both the national Girl Scouts USA and many local Girl Scout councils have supported and promoted the work of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion chain, even encouraging girls to volunteer with Planned Parenthood.

Suzy B posts videos of the bipartisan men and women who spoke in favor of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 7), which would make permanent the Hyde Amendment. It passed in the House. Be sure to let your representatives know how you feel about their votes.

Wesley J. Smith applauds a British Medical Journal article that points out the dangers of IVF to both women and the children conceived through IVF. However, Smith wonders if in our “me first” society, anyone really cares about the dangers – including the government:Our near-absolute sense of reproductive entitlement – mixed with the huge profits being made by the industry – make it far more likely that government will pay for IVF, thereby increasing use of the technology.

Reflections of a Paralytic discusses the many ethical and medical issues surrounding womb transplants, which currently also require IVF to conceive.

Secular Pro-Life presents an analogy in the hopes that pro-choicers will better understand their position in the case of Marlise Munoz and her preborn daughter Nicole. Munoz was removed from life support after her husband petitioned a judge to bypass a Texas law preventing life support from being removed from a pregnant patient. SPL applies the principles of the case to a different scenario in an attempt to “clarify the core issues, put to rest the accusations of misogyny, and help us to better understand one another.”

At National Review, Michael J. New discusses author and abortion supporter Sarah Kliff’s latest article at Wonkblog, which claims it is “unclear” how abortion restrictions affect abortion rates – ignoring a substantial body of evidence from the U.S. and abroad that pro-life laws are effective and that “the incidence of abortion is sensitive to its legal status.”

Stand for Life revisits what is happening with Lia Mills, a girl who became known at age 12 for a pro-life speech which was not allowed be entered in her school speech contest. Lia’s viral video received 1.3 million views, and some reactions were reportedly so negative that “she had to use a different last name for her safety.” Here is her latest video: