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Wesley J. Smith says that in an attempt to further normalize the killing of others, comedies are now being made about euthanasia.
At Stand True, Bryan Kemper wonders why society seems outraged over the burning of aborted baby parts for fuel, while there is little outrage over abortion itself. If these children are mere medical waste or products of conception, then why should we care about the inhumane disposal of their remains?
Reflections of a Paralytic links to bioethicist Jennifer Lahl’s article on “social” surrogacy, which is “defined as the use of a surrogate mother to carry your pregnancy to term for social reasons vs. medical reasons.” Lahl continues:
There is no medical reason the intended mother can’t get pregnant and carry her child to term; she just doesn’t want to get pregnant for a variety of reasons.
In this article, we learn about women whose careers are taking off and they find that taking time out of the work force for pregnancy and childbirth would be a career breaker. One doctor at a fertility center in Los Angeles is happy to offer social surrogacy and says he’s been involved with about 20 such cases. He states, “They’re for reasons most people would find offensive” and “I don’t ask these people too many questions because I don’t want them to feel judged.”
ProLifeBlogs notes a post at Life Site News which states that President Obama sent abortion-supporting “Catholics” to represent the United States at the canonization of two former Popes in Rome:
According to a White House press release, Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-CA, and Katie Beirne Fallon, assistant to the president and director of legislative affairs, will be part of a delegation led by Obama counselor John Podesta. Becerra, who chairs the House Democratic Caucus, praised former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius when she retired and has received 100 percent ratings from the Human Rights Campaign and NARAL at least once.
At Real Choice, Christina Dunigan continues to point out how legal does not necessarily mean “safe” when it comes to abortion. The deaths of two women are mentioned in her post, one pre-Roe and one post-Roe.
Secular Pro-Life posts damning testimonials of abortion workers who became pro-life. The recurring theme is greed and a lack of care for women:
Joy Davis [pictured left], who directed six abortion clinics in Alabama and Mississippi but later became a pro-life activist, said that her boss, Dr. Tommy Tucker, was so greedy that he fired his anesthesiologist, the registered nurses and the lab technician. He trained Joy Davis to act as an abortionist. “I never spent the first day in medical school. I really know nothing about medicine, other than what I had seen other doctors do, but I started doing abortions.” Ms. Davis, who was only trained as an ultrasound technician, explained that staff had watched the doctors put women under anesthesia. “We started putting patients asleep ourselves, and we had no idea what we were doing.”
ProWomanProLife has some interesting thoughts about pro-life incrementalism:
This matters, greatly. It’s no great secret that the pro-life movement is not unified on this matter. And we need unity if we are going to stand up and fight together.
I personally think, without wanting to be insulting, that those who are against incrementalism in the political sphere aren’t actually called to fight abortion in the political sphere. We need educators in the cultural sphere who won’t waver one bit: We know when life begins and we should teach this. But to preach non-incrementalism in the political environment is an exercise in futility.I say this as someone who is more on the educational side of the battle myself. (Three arms to being pro-life these days: Educational, Political and Charitable.)
Reproductive Research Audit gives facts to support the idea that the Affordable Care Act does indeed fund abortion with taxpayer dollars.
Right to Life of Michigan posts a slightly older man-on-the-street interview which proves that the media blackout on Kermit Gosnell was effective. (All the more reason to help fund the Gosnell drama.)