Alexa swing by at 7:34 PM
My back is killing me, it's hard to carry Tyler, sit still or complete my chores. Mom came by to help, cook, delight me with honeyed buffalo wings and hot chocolates and cheesecakes, and watch Tyler so that I can nap and rest. Postpartum back pain rules - as insane as it sounds.
Alexa swing by at 6:37 PM
This is appalling
- HIV infected children are being used as guinea pigs by pharmaceutical companies to test dangerous drugs on human subjects.
Alexa swing by at 6:37 PM
I thought this might be useful for fellow nursing moms, moms-to-be and soon-to-be-moms (TTC) re: mercury in fish and shellfish.
Thanks to these 3 FDA and EPA's (Environmental Protection Agency) recommendations
, we can still get the benefits from eating fish and shellfish whilst reducing the risk level to the harmful effects of mercury:
1. Do not eat shark, swordfish, king mackerel, or tilefish because they contain high levels of mercury.
2. Eat up to 12 ounces (2 average meals) a week of a variety of fish and shellfish that are lower in mercury.
* Five of the most commonly eaten fish that are low in mercury are shrimp, canned light tuna, salmon, pollock, and catfish.
* Another commonly eaten fish, albacore ("white") tuna has more mercury than canned light tuna. So, when choosing your two meals of fish and shellfish, you may eat up to 6 ounces (one average meal) of albacore tuna per week.
3. Check local advisories about the safety of fish caught by family and friends in your local lakes, rivers, and coastal areas. If no advice is available, eat up to 6 ounces (one average meal) per week of fish you catch from local waters, but do not consume any other fish during that week.
Alexa swing by at 4:55 PM
The so-called empowerment of women through abortion is a shell game. It actually does much more to disempower women. - Dr David Reardon, The Elliot Institute
Why Pro-life politicians need to talk to Pro-choice women
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"It is natural to want to avert one's eyes from the sight of a pair of tiny human feet held between an adult thumb and index finger, an image taken from a first trimester abortion. It is human to want to call "it" something positive and upbeat like "choice," to celebrate the "wantedness" of all the children marching, rather than to linger over the image of a dismembered baby.
But by whatever term we comfort ourselves, pictures don't lie.
Pro-choicers are right to be concerned that public support is slipping for abortion on demand. They're right to be concerned that the Bush administration is seeking ways to make abortion rare.
But they are wrong to deny what is plain if painful to see. Abortion ends a human life and that life looks an awful lot like a baby much sooner than we ever thought when Roe vs. Wade became the law of the land 31 years ago.
I'm not in favor of criminalizing abortion, but I am in favor of an honest - even brutal - assessment of what abortion is and what abortion does. Pro-choicers are wrong to dress up abortion as only a woman's choice, and pro-lifers are wrong to insist that women who choose abortion are "baby killers." No one gets an abortion for the pleasure of it."
Alexa swing by at 7:07 PM
Five pro-life college students were forcibly removed from a pro-abortion rally held by Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry on Friday. The students were literally dragged off
after they began leading a pro-life chant and one woman suffered injuries to her feet as a result.
Further reads: Two photographers who witnessed the incident speak of
the manhandling of the women - photos.
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Here's another powerful account
of the "death march".
See how vicious these pro-aborts/pro-choice advocates are. You condone the maiming and killing of innocents, you fight in the name of your reproductive-rights; it's your body, your choice
, you say. You fight for your rights to kill
. You say abortion is good, that it will empower you, liberate you. But you wouldn't be here, would you? If abortion is that
One more here
from a valiant pro-lifer.
Please, pray for these brave souls who have so courageously stood by to attest to the truth, pray for innocence lost.
Alexa swing by at 3:14 AM
I think one of the most rewarding and remarkable experiences of being a parent is to watch your little one grow and discover himself each day. Tyler's lying quietly on his back, with his toys, and Smelly underneath his cot - opening and closing his hands, carefully inspecting his fingers with wonder. I think part of the fascination is he is actually starting to understand that his hands are an extension of himself - with unique capabilities. He will also develop hand-eye coordination as his vision improves, which happens between now and the fourth month.
Alexa swing by at 1:52 PM
To make my way to you
But still I feel so lost
I don't know what else I can do
Alexa swing by at 12:48 AM
Abortion and forgiveness
"The Catholic Church has always taught that "human life is sacred because from its beginning it involves the creative action of God and it remains forever in a special relationship with the Creator, who is its sole end. God alone is the Lord of life from its beginning until its end: no one can under any circumstance claim for himself the right directly to destroy an innocent human being" (CCC 2258).
From the advances in science, we now know that a baby's life does not begin on the day of birth, but rather at conception. This is what makes abortion, when it is done with full knowledge and intention, a mortal sin - taking the life of an innocent human being. Why do people have a hard time seeing this? It seems that today so much of the world is in some sort of blindness about the gravity of abortion. Ask yourself the following, however: how many people could kill a live baby if you placed the infant in front of them and asked, "Can you kill your child now?" I doubt that many could or would do such a thing. Then why is abortion acceptable?
When we commit a mortal sin, by our own action we have cut ourselves off from God. It is not God who turns away from us, but we who turn away from Him. Everything we know about God tells us that He is a God of infinite love and mercy. He is also, however, a God of justice.
Hell is the place reserved for those who have outright rejected God and persist in this until the end (CCC 1037). So many people are keeping themselves separated from the love and mercy of God because they say they fear He will not forgive them, but that is not true of God. Perhaps what they really fear is His demand for justice, not realizing that love, mercy and justice go together."
Alexa swing by at 12:41 AM
The media and abortion advocates in Washington for Sunday's march are talking about abortion but ignoring its harmful effects says one leading pro-life advocate
. One problem leading researchers have identified is the increasing number of women who have multiple abortions and lasting health problems as a result.
.. the overarching reason why women had repeat abortions was because of a lack of financial and/or emotional support for the pregnancy.
"In other words, women abort their babies because they need practical help and emotional support and no one will give it to them," Cathy Cleaver Ruse of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops explains. "And that is the dirty secret of the pro-choice movement: that abortion is a reflection that we have failed to meet the needs of women."
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Here's Annie's full account and coverage
of Sunday's march. Powerful and courageous.
I'd like to ask that you keep Annie, the rest of the ladies and men in your prayers. What they did was very, very brave.
Alexa swing by at 2:35 PM
Wear a pro-life T-shirt today!
Thousands of students will take pro-life messages to class today
, in support of the "National Pro-life T-Shirt Day".
The "National Pro-Life T-Shirt Day" is a national event organized by the American Life League
and its youth outreach program, Rock for Life
Alexa swing by at 2:34 PM
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A few hundred thousand people may have attended the pro-abortion march on Sunday, pro-life groups however, says march participants don't represent most Americans
. In fact, according to a recent poll
by Zogby International which was released Friday, a total of 56% agreed with one of the following pro-life views
: abortion should never be legal (18%), legal only when the life of the mother is in danger (15%) or legal only when the life of the mother is in danger or in cases of rape or incest (23%). Only 42% agreed with one of the following statements supporting abortion
: abortion should be legal for any reason in the first 3 months (25%), legal for any reason during the first 6 months (4%) or legal for any reason at any time during the woman's pregnancy (13%).
When asked to simply identify themselves as "pro-life"or "pro-choice," Americans said they were pro-life by a 49-45% margin. 60% of 18-29 year-olds took one of the pro-life positions on abortion while only 39% agreed with the three pro-abortion stances. Some 26% of young Americans said abortions should never be legal.
On the question of whether abortion should not be permitted after the fetal heartbeat begins, 65.5% of 18-29 year-olds agreed, 46.9% strongly so.
(The human heart begins to beat 18-21 days after fertilization, before most women realize they are pregnant)
Alexa swing by at 2:00 AM
So Deal Hudson, in his Catholic Exchange article, was right - the press has been acting like the unofficial PR department for the "death march", just look at the media coverage prior to and after the event. They don't do that (much) for the 'March of Life', do they?
Huge coverage on the march, it's plastered all over Washington Post and other major newspapers. Yet all we see is one-sided coverage of the rally. The other side of it, the truth, if it was ever really mentioned, was buried somewhere off the front page. Gotta hand it to the media, really..
More press coverage here
and at After Abortion
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In an interview with Newsweek magazine, Teresa Heinz Kerry, the wife of presumptive Democratic nominee John Kerry, says she backs abortion
. She also retracted a previous statement indicating she wasn't fully 100% committed to the pro-abortion cause.
"I'm more old-fashioned than a lot of women.. I don't view abortion as just a nothing. It is stopping the process of life," Heinz Kerry told Newsweek contributing editor Melinda Henneberger in a recent interview
Alexa swing by at 4:19 PM
Let me just say this again: Abortion does not liberate women, abortion most certainly does not empower (women)
Interestingly, I am now having a conversation with Joe re: abortion (which I will not to post here), one that resulted in him accusing me of "a classy display of stereotypical ignorance" and "shallow prejudice" because of some remarks I made about the younger male species - the contributing factors behind abortion, refusing paternity and responsibility; because of my sweeping presumptions (which is true in my opinion), because I questioned his morals and ethics. The man does not support abortion, or so I found out, and adhere the killing of abortionists if killing them would stop them from killing more women and children.
Coverage on the "death march" here
. Apparently the march attracts lower numbers
Alexa swing by at 1:21 PM
Teddy made us dinner today, I have no idea he's as good a cook as his brother is. He made some lovely assortment of chickpeas tossed with sauteed leek to go with the grilled bread, grilled prawns served with cilantro sauce, grilled squid with tamarind chili sauce, and lamb souvlaki served with feta cheese on the side. Boy, it was just awesome, I was completely stuffed -- I want to keep him here for good!
Alexa swing by at 1:50 AM
Lord, let me be more maternal, able to love and defend, and teach with all of a mother's fervor. Be there for me, teach me and lead me to the right paths so that I am able to raise him well. I will share this journal, these stories with Tyler Rayne, tell him the truth; and teach him about responsibility, teach him that this is what happens when he don't take responsibility (for his actions). I will teach him how to be a man, how to be a person
so that he won't fail himself, fail you.
Alexa swing by at 3:58 PM
Shelly was a 22-year-old college student at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. She was pretty, worked hard - keeping two jobs along with school and liked to have fun - go to bars - party with friends. A typical college student, or so the family thought.
Then, the call came. Shelly was dead. An accidental overdose, or so read the autopsy report.
The answers to Shelly's death were not in the report, nor were they in the investigator's office. The answers were written in Shelly's journals - several notebooks, where she poured out her internal pain, her moral struggles, her broken relationships, her failure as a mother - as a daughter of God.
Shelly did have an abortion five months prior to her death. The family did not know. Shelly thought they might hate her. So, instead, she became locked in her own internal prison where the bars became heavier and heavier until she felt crushed under the weight.
The trauma began before Shelly even left for the clinic. She writes in her journal,
I sit here alone with my thoughts wondering if you will ever find it in your heart to forgive me. Why do I continue to fail you? I'm failing you because I'm turning away from the precious gift of having a child. A child. A breathing, living, beautiful life that I created but too selfish to accept from you. Will you still love me as a child of yours? Will I still love me after today?"
Shelly also felt the pain of a boyfriend who wanted her to get rid of the problem. She writes, "I must let him abandon me. He doesn't care about me. I know he's only agreed to pay for it to ease his own guilt."
Shelly suffered from post-abortive hemorrhage. We know through Orva (Shelly's friend who was with her throughout the procedure) that Shelly was still bleeding four months after the procedure. Post-abortive hemorrhage occurs when the cervix is forced open through an intrusion such as the abortion procedure. This causes stress on the cervical muscles and can even result in ripping the uterine wall.
Since Shelly did not have to return to the abortion clinic for a follow-up check, she had no where to turn. She did not know if the prolonged bleeding was normal or not. If she went to another doctor, she would have to tell him/her she had an abortion, and the pain of telling was more than she could bear. The bleeding became a constant reminder to Shelly of the death of her unborn baby.
Shelly suffered from sleeping disturbances, promiscuous activity and depression. She retreated from her pain by escaping into alcohol. She began drinking heavily even suffering from blackouts, which she documented in her journals.
One night, after a night of drinking, Shelly went into her living room. She had poster-sized wall hangings of the serenity prayer and the poem, "Try again." She took a photo of her mother with her mother's father. Both dead. Next to the pictures she placed a bottle of aspirin, an old prescription drug, Benadryl and a bottle of vodka. Shelly took some of each drug and washed it down with the vodka.
She went into her bedroom. Above her bed was a photo of the Lord's heavenly banquet. On the side of her bed were two angels. Shelly put her rosary around her neck. An empty bottle of holy water was on her dresser. She opened her journal to the day of her abortion. She laid her head on her pillow. She fell asleep. She never woke up.
(Guess who the abortionist was?)
I hope Shelly's story
move you as much as it moved me. Maybe I could not tell you the depth of her pain, the way she must've felt that night she took her life, but what I can tell you is, what happened to Shelly is one good reason why you and I must bring the truth (about abortion) to light. Because like all the others, Shelly don't deserve to die, she deserve better than abortion.
Alexa swing by at 1:18 PM
Feminists for Life's Serrin Foster's Marching in the wrong direction
"Perhaps as many as 1 million men and women will march on Washington on Sunday in support of "women's lives." Yet you can be sure this support won't include addressing the health risks from abortion, or the root causes that drive women to abortion.
Women continue to die from legal and lethal abortion, just as they did before Roe vs. Wade. In 2003, California teen Holly Patterson, age 18, died after taking RU-486. Who will mourn her on Sunday? This march won't bring her back.
Women are also rendered infertile and risk future miscarriages. A Montana woman, Lorraine Thul, had a hysterectomy after her uterus was nicked during an abortion in 2002. How will this march help Lorraine?
Twenty-nine of 38 worldwide epidemiological studies show increased risk of breast cancer after an abortion, including 13 of 15 studies on American women. Will march organizers continue to deny medical research?"
Please. Go lend your support and help Silent No More in bringing out the truth
if you can, if you're in the vicinity this sunday. To fight for your rights, your reproductive-rights, you first need to know what these rights entail. It's too late for Holly Patterson, for Tamia Russell and many others who lost their lives or are permanently damaged. To participate, see details here
Alexa swing by at 6:44 PM
"90% of mothers will have some type of back pain for six weeks to six months postpartum. During pregnancy, the placenta secretes hormones, which cause laxity of the ligaments in your back. This allows lordosis, that big arch in the small of your back, which helps you support the weight of a sack of concrete of the front of your belly. After delivery, it takes time to re-tighten and strengthen them. Unfortunately, instead of resting, you now spend 24/7 bending over to lift a 10-pound baby out of cribs and car seats."
Hmph. So that explains why my back still hurts..
Alexa swing by at 6:43 PM
Preventing seizures in newborn
: New study finds that high-fat diet protects newborn brain cells from damage that otherwise may accompany prolonged seizures.
Alexa swing by at 6:42 PM
Further reads: 1972 interview showed Kerry flip-flopped on abortion
Should pro-abortion politicians receive communion?
Cardinal Arinze: "Objectively, the answer is clear. The person is not fit. If he shouldn't receive it, then it shouldn't be given.. The norm of the church is clear. The Catholic church exists in the United States. There are bishops there. Let them interpret it."
Meanwhile, Kerry affirms support for abortion
just hours after the Vatican cardinal's comments.
Alexa swing by at 5:25 PM
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Teddy made a surprised visit this morning, he didn't even tell me he's flying in. Tyler got some more presents, and I got a pep talk. Obviously the man knew of his brother's plan (to send the roses), gave me a thousand and one reasons why Rob and I should get back together, but let's not get into that and pretend we did. All the men I have in my life, I just don't have the one I thought I needed most. *sigh* Theodore and I are of the same age, by the way and is as charming as his brother. He spent the afternoon playing with Tyler, who's only too glad to have someone entertain him. I don't know what he did that thrilled the boy to bits, and made him laugh out loud. Yes, you heard me - Tyler laugh out loud today.
My sister just took Smelly out for his grooming, boy, I'm sure he's gonna be real pissed when he gets home later.
Alexa swing by at 5:18 PM
Oh my god. Guess what Rob just sent me? A nicely wrapped package of more than a dozen, gorgis, long-stemmed Amazon roses. I am beyond psyched.
Alexa swing by at 2:10 PM
Here, go read this fact sheet
. This is what they don't tell you.
Alexa swing by at 1:57 PM
I have like, pain in my heart when I read stories of these two women
at After Abortion.
Alexa swing by at 1:51 PM
Induce abortion and risks of premature birth: 1,100 excess brain damaged babies are born yearly in US due to previous abortions
Most babies with cerebral palsy due to their mother's prior induced abortions are not overdue but are born prematurely
, less than 37 weeks gestation, according to Brent Rooney of the Reduce Preterm Risk Coalition. Most abortion cerebral palsy victims are, in fact, "early preemies," born before 32 weeks' gestation, he claims.
Currently in the U.S. there are about 4 million births per year, with 11.6% of them born pre-term; about 17% of these pre-term babies are "early pre-term" babies.
Using data from a 1998 study of German women, Rooney contends that 35% of early preemies are in excess of what the total would be if no women had prior elective abortions. All this math means about 27,608 babies are born extra-early pre-term yearly to U.S. women, based on the estimate that 11% of U.S. women have had one abortion, and 9% have had two or more abortions.
Of these 27,608 pre-term babies, roughly four percent will be born with cerebral palsy, Rooney argues. This translates to an extra 1,100 cases of children born with cerebral palsy in the U.S. annually
. More here
Alexa swing by at 12:02 PM
Operation Rescue West will expose the truth
behind the deceptive "March for Women's Lives" with truth trucks outfitted with special graphic signs depicting the gruesome remains of aborted children that are some say are guaranteed to incur the wrath of the pro-abortion forces and unmask the lie that abortion benefits women.
Alexa swing by at 12:01 PM
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Two-time Emmy winner Patricia Heaton, star of the hit comedy series "Everybody Loves Raymond," won't be attending Sunday's pro-abortion march
in Washington, unlike many of her Hollywood friends.
"I find it impossible to subscribe to a philosophy that believes that the destruction of human life is a legitimate solution to a problem that is mostly social, economic and psychological," said Heaton, who is also the Honorary Chairwoman of Feminists for Life. "In reality, most women 'choose' abortion because they believe they have no other choice."
The pro-abortion women celebrities does not represent the majority of women, according to recent polls, which finds that only 39% backed abortion.
"Being a mother is one of the most rewarding experiences of my life," Heaton concludes. "As a member of Feminists for Life, I want to share the joy of motherhood with other women, to enable women to make life-affirming choices for themselves and their children, and to elevate our society's perception of mothers."
I TOTALLY second that. Thank you, Patricia - for not supporting the maiming and killing of women and children. Because women deserve better than abortion, because every child deserves a chance at life.
Alexa swing by at 12:43 AM
It is just so sad that Jennifer Hudson was voted out because, damn, she was talented and she was getting better and better each week (my top three in fact). Have America forgotten that this is a talent show and not
a popularity contest?
What on earth happened to my big, bad American Idol thread on Evil Board?
Alexa swing by at 12:39 AM
Repetition is the soul of wit - or so it's been said of babies and toddlers. In addition to amusement, the repetition of simple activities has another important function - it helps build memory. The more an act is performed, the more likely it is to be remembered and a memory trace established in the brain. Once a baby can remember things from one day to the next, he'll be able to add new behaviors to his existing repertoire rather than 'reinventing the wheel'. In fact a study I read today suggests that 3-months-olds developed short-term memory, through which they are able to recall repeated signals well enough to become bored by them. Well, bet you didn't know that, did you?
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"I'm going because I literally think we're marching for our lives," Sister Donna Quinn said. "We need to be there to march with the women in this country. This one issue for women that is so basic. We have to be in control of our mind, spirit and body."
Well, clearly, abortion is a basic right
for some clergy. Hmph.
Still on the subject, The National Park Service is refusing to give some pro-life groups permission
to hold silent
sidewalk protests to counter the 'death march'. Talk about discrimination.
Update: Pro-life groups sue after permit to protest abortion march revoked
Alexa swing by at 5:58 PM
The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer has publicly rebuked Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty and Health Department Commissioner Dianne Mandernach
for eliminating language on the department's Web site about research supporting abortion as a risk factor for breast cancer.
"The governor has lost his political courage," said the Coalition's president Karen Malec in a statement
. "Consequently, 'pro-choice' girls and women will die. It's deplorable there's so little concern for abortion-minded children."
The department's website, which had earlier given equal weight to studies that confirmed or denied a link, and suggested that the issue needed further study, now reads:
"Findings from earlier studies suggested there was an increased risk of breast cancer among women who had an abortion. In March 2003 the National Cancer Institute (NCI) released a consensus report finding no link between abortion and breast cancer. An additional report issued in March 2004 by a cancer research group at Oxford University also indicated there is no link between abortion and breast cancer."
But the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer pointed out that the Oxford study, led by Valerie Beral, relies on faulty data
"Did Mandernach read the review?" asked Malec. "If so, she knows Beral's team reported a significant 11% risk elevation among abortion-positive women in the retrospective research and a significant 7% risk decrease among abortion-positive women in the prospective research."
In a scathing critique
of Beral's review, Joel Brind, president of the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute, observed that scientists excluded 15 studies "for unscientific reasons" which, if averaged together, would show an 80% risk increase among post-abortive women.
"This is the third time that Oxford's unorthodox methods have misled women about the ABC link," said Malec. "With this review, they and their Lancet editors will be responsible for many deaths."
Alexa swing by at 4:42 PM
So we will be not meeting Andy today after all, since he's completely booked up. He needs to fly back tomorrow, I can't believe we didn't have a chance to catch up this time, was horribly sick, bloated and well, very preggers the last time we met. I would've loved for him to meet Tyler, and the "slim new me" (now, don't you dare say anything, "Barbie"..), guess that will have to wait till next month, eh? Ack, I thought I could have my cheesecake with cranberry sauce today.
Alexa swing by at 4:32 PM
Uh-uh. Abortion footage of "My Foetus" on Britain's Channel 4 have drawn mixed reviews and stirred debates. Here's one
- don't tell 'em what they already know (then why the feck are women still hurting, damaged and dying?), they don't regret it nor feel any remorse (hmph.. maybe that's why Norm never talked about her two prior abortions and in fact pressured me into having one, coz hell, she's not bloody sorry).
Abortion lobbyists see everything as an attack
on (Roe vs. Wade), on reproductive-rights:
"In biblical terms we would say of these women that "they have become callous" and "are darkened in their understanding .. because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart" (Ephesians 4:17-19). Theirs is a ruthless, take-no-prisoners logic that steamrolls every other humane concern. All laws and lawmakers are but expendable fodder and collateral commodities before its blind rampage. All obstacles in its path are bulldozed by a controlling obsession whose secret name is "Nobody tells me what to do!""
Alexa swing by at 2:44 PM
An AP coverage on the 'death march'
, seeking to attract the younger crowd
, whitewashing these young people with lies (about abortion) and their so-called 'reproductive-rights', and that is so sad. The good news is Silent No More
will surround their rally of lies with their presence and the truth - post-abortive women will be holding "I Regret My Abortion" signs, men to hold "I Regret Lost Fatherhood" signs, while others will hold "Women deserve better than abortion" and "I'm Pro-life" signs.
"Abortion just masks the problem - and creates new ones," says Feminists for Life President Serrin Foster, "This march is misdirected energy
. March organizers are leading women in the wrong direction. Abortion is a reflection that we have not met the needs of women. Abortion is not the best we can do. We need to focus on systematically eliminating the root cause of abortion - primarily a lack of practical resources and emotional support. We need our leaders to know that women deserve better than abortion."
Meanwhile, vice president Dick Cheney reaffirmed the Bush administration's staunch opposition to abortion
Tuesday, saying the issue was a nonpartisan question of protecting the "weakest members of our society." More here
Alexa swing by at 1:10 PM
Here, go read this
at After Abortion: It's written by a doctor.
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Alexa swing by at 4:44 AM
"There is a special connection that daughters have with their fathers that even a mother cannot replicate, which grants young women a startling immunity from compromising themselves with jerks."
A weak link between a father and daughter will lead the daughter to the wrong kind of men down the road. Ahem
. And that is SO true
. Fathers are, technically, role models to us daughters. Promiscuity on the other hand, is a choice, and it has nothing to do with the father-daughter relationship. Blame it on tart culture. Let's face it - you can't blame your (parent) if you chose
to be a tramp now can you?
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Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry has started running television ads blasting President Bush for his pro-life position
- specifically his nomination of pro-life judges to various federal courts. The ads are timed to coincide with the national pro-abortion march
"The Supreme Court is just one vote away from outlawing a woman's right to choose. George Bush will appoint anti-choice, anti-privacy justices. But you can stop him. Help elect John Kerry and join the fight to protect our right to choose," the ad says. "I promise to take the fight to George Bush every single day," Kerry says, closing the ad.
Pro-life advocates say the ad doesn't get past the first sentence before it gives viewers wrong information.
The Kerry campaign is targeting the ads
at strong Kerry supporters in an attempt to bring in donations
, Associate Press reports.
Alexa swing by at 11:24 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King's niece Alveda is strongly pro-life, and speaks out on it constantly. In fact, as someone who has experienced abortion, she is now part of Priests for Life's Silent No More Awareness Campaign. On her website, Alveda asks the poignant question, "How can the dream survive if we murder the children?"
"I join the voices of thousands across America who can no longer sit idly by and allow this horrible spirit of murder to cut down, yes cut out and cut away our unborn... This is the day to choose life. We must live and allow our babies to live. If the Dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is to live, babies must live." See full article here
Alexa swing by at 11:13 AM
I'm addicted to this blog
(I think maybe deep inside I secretly wish I had a more colorful job - like running some strip joint - don't ask).
Alexa swing by at 6:54 PM
Here's Annie's latest: A love that moves you to tears
Annie, I know it hurts. I share your pain, and the others too, I mourn all the unborn children who lost their lives. But God loves them, more than we do. I know how the pain never really go away, but I promise you - someday it will get better. *Hugs*
Alexa swing by at 3:32 PM
Hear personal stories, views and thoughts on abortion here
Alexa swing by at 3:21 PM
I don't know this, but apparently babies suck to soothe themselves, to learn about the objects they place in their mouth, and for pleasure. I find this rather disturbing at first, because I've seen not only toddlers, but also preschoolers who suck their fingers or thumbs past infancy. From what I read, nearly half of all children do that, but over 95 percent give it up by the age of six (six
? *Horrors*) Pacifiers, fingers, thumbs... it has become a conscious activity with a variety of goals - which is also a very, very bad habit. Tyler puts everything in his mouth and it bugs the hell out of me.
Alexa swing by at 2:52 AM
U.K. police have open a fresh investigation in a late-termed abortion in 2001
allegedly performed solely because the unborn child had a cleft palate. The Rev. Joanna Jepson of St. Michael's Church in Chester sought to sue Paul West, chief constable of the West Mercia Police, as British Law does not permit abortions after 24 weeks of pregnancy unless the child has a serious handicap. Jepson, who had a congenital jaw defect surgically repaired in her late teens, says that such a defec is in no way a "serious handicap".
Alexa swing by at 1:49 PM
Miracle or curse? A look at RU486
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