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Tuesday, August 31, 2004
Maybe this guy should have been aborted, eh?

Alexa swing by at 1:24 PM

Ashli's story..

Alexa swing by at 11:09 AM

Monday, August 30, 2004
Why we must re-elect Bush

Meanwhile, a recent poll revealed that first-time voters are trending pro-life on abortion. The survey shows that, essentially, 44% of new voters are pro-choice while 54% are pro-life. Among first-time Latino voters, pro-lifers outnumber pro-choicers 61% to 34%; among blacks, the pro-life/pro-choice breakdown is 59%/42%.

Alexa swing by at 11:06 PM

Unborn with disabilities protected in UN document

".. the latest draft of a UN document to protect the rights of people with disabilities contains strong language condemning state-mandated abortions on the basis of "pre-natal diagnosis of disability"..

Article 8 of the draft document reads: "States Parties shall undertake effective measures to the prohibition of compulsory abortion at the instance of the State, based on pre-natal diagnosis of disability."

It also says that "States Parties recognize and protect the inherent right to life of all persons with disabilities" and that "disability is not a justification for the termination of life"."

Alexa swing by at 12:31 PM

Sunday, August 29, 2004
In loving memory of the man you were and the man you will always be. Always in my heart:

You smiled when I told you how my day was
You pulled me close and told me no mountains could ever be
high enough for me
You raised me up when I was down
reached out your hands when I was lost
And I am found

You were always smiling
Even when you were down
You sang your happy song
and make us laugh
Did you know that your smile
could light up the night, put the stars to shame?

But I will never see you smile
Nor hear you laugh again
or will I?
I will never feel your touch
Nor smell your cologne
When you kissed me hello

Tonight the stars refused to shine
The air, sombre
Why couldn't I feel you, see you?
Just once
In the stillness
Just one more time

But you were gone forever
And I
I will mourn your passing
and Emily too
We will miss you
Did you know how much we love you?

I hear the angels sing
Goodbye Alan
Farewell my friend
Know that you will always be
in our hearts

Alexa swing by at 6:07 PM

Abortion level hit record high in England and Wales

There were 181,600 abortions last year, a rise of 3.2 %. This compared to 175,900 the previous year, when the number of voluntary pregnancy terminations had been down by 0.5%.

A total of 37,043 terminations took place among girls of 15 to 19 in 2003 - higher than the 36,018 recorded for the 25-to-29 age group.

Alexa swing by at 5:05 PM

Saturday, August 28, 2004
Yesterday, Alicia and I came to see you, I don't know if you knew. You looked so peaceful, like you were sleeping. I held back the tears as I placed three roses where you lay, and read you the poem I wrote minutes after receiving news of your death. Did you know how much you were loved?

I sit here today, as we say our final goodbyes, wishing I am there. I know I can't. I can't be there. It will be too difficult. But I wish you well, I pray that you will be happier, in a better place where no one could hurt you no more.

Buildings burn, people die, but true love.. lasts forever.

Alexa swing by at 9:34 AM

Friday, August 27, 2004
I don't know where you are, I just wish I could see you, feel you. Just one more time.

Alexa swing by at 5:42 PM

Alexa swing by at 1:24 PM

"Step by step, we are making a difference, and if we have saved one life or changed one heart this summer then we have accomplished our mission."

Pro-life students walk across America to highlight abortion travesty

"During a stop in Las Vegas, a woman handed the students a check for $280 -- the amount of money she had loaned to a friend seeking an abortion 30 years before. The friend had returned the money only a week before. Rather than keeping the check, her benefactor chose to give it to Crossroads. Walkers remarked that the money that had been used to destroy life was now preserving life.

And in Denver, a man decided to take the gold chain around his neck and hand it to the walkers, impressed by their willingness to sacrifice on behalf of unborn children.

Also in Denver, a homeless woman, carrying her sleeping bag on her back, gave the walkers 14 cents, prompting one Crossroads leader to write, "Abortion affects everyone and everyone has a right to hear the message and do what they can to help build a Culture of Life."

In Salt Lake City, walker Dean DeSilva noticed a woman leaving church shortly after a member of Crossroads had begun speaking.

"I have seen that reaction before and assumed it was yet another Catholic who disagreed with the Church's teaching on abortion," DeSilva explained. "I braced myself as this same woman approached me a few moments later. The tears she shed stunned me as I waited for the anger and hatred, which I have experienced from so many others refusing to hear our message of life and hope."

"It turned out that this poor woman had an abortion 35 years ago, and to this day she cannot bear even hearing about babies or abortion," DeSilva added.

"In the conversation that followed, she gave me her number to use at any time if some young mother needs to hear from a victim of abortion and we were able to assist her in seeking help. How much pain, suffering and misery walk hand in hand with aborting one's child," DeSilva said."

Alexa swing by at 12:22 PM

Judge strikes down partial-birth abortion ban

In a surprise turn of events, Judge Casey rules against the ban citing it unconstitutional because it failed to provide exception to a mother's health. Although Casey condemned the late-term procedure as "gruesome" and "barbaric," he said the law violated a Supreme Court ruling that abortion bans must contain provisions that take women's health into account.

More here

Alexa swing by at 10:19 AM

Thursday, August 26, 2004
Medical journals censor information on abortion-breast cancer link

Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention rejected a letter from Joel Brind, Ph.D., professor of endocrinology at Baruch College, City University of New York. Summaries of the censured letters can be accessed here.

Alexa swing by at 2:35 PM

South Africa lawmakers have passed a law, that detractors say puts women at risk, by allowing doctors, midwives, and even nurses to perform abortions.

Under previous law, abortions could only be performed with the approval of two doctors and after approval from a medical board. Additionally, an abortion was only legal if done in cases of rape, incest, threat to the physical or mental health of the mother, handicap on the part of the unborn child or an existing handicap of the mother's that would not allow her to properly care for her child.

In a related news, nurse barred from operating room for refusing to commit abortions

Alexa swing by at 2:29 PM

I cried a lot yesterday, but most of the time I was just numbed. It was difficult. I still feel like I couldn't feel a thing today. A part of me feel like I want to cry so much yet I couldn't, I don't know why. Why? Why him, God? This must be heaven's cruel joke.

Sprouty and I had met last evening, hoping to go over, and we were both disappointed that we couldn't. The police refused to tell us anything, and M was inconsolable. Everyone wanted answers, answers that Sprouty and I didn't have ourselves.

Spoke with Em earlier today. She is now at the morgue with M to collect his body. They have been there since this morning and the hospital will only release his body at about two today. I want so much to be there.

Alexa swing by at 1:44 PM

Wednesday, August 25, 2004
Emily's note to me at 10.16am today left me all numb suddenly: "Alan died in a car accident"

And that was all she said. 'Is this a joke?' I said to myself. I called her and she was crying. I couldn't speak, we both couldn't. I was all numb and shaken, and paralyzed, and then it hit me.

The tears came down like rain. We were just talking about him yesterday, Em and I. I was going to call him, see him before he leaves for his new job in Japan this weekend. I called Sprouty: Alan Lawson is dead. "Is this a joke?" came the respond.

My godfather died last night.

Alexa swing by at 10:54 AM

Tuesday, August 24, 2004
Was just looking at TR's recipe blog. Boy, was I hungry. How did she managed to whip up those yummy stuff, I wonder? Hmm. Maybe I should hire her to be my domestic fairy godmother.

Speaking of which, my godma Aurora just sent me a picture of Tyler grinning, showing off his two newly-acquired "stumps". The shot was taken at thirty-one weeks when we had tea at the weekend. And in case you are wondering, the boy turned thirty-two weeks today.

Alexa swing by at 5:56 PM

Mothers aren't the only ones who grieve and regret their abortion, fathers do too.

To the memory of my unborn child

Alexa swing by at 2:09 PM

I do not believe in abortion at will. I do not believe that if a woman just wants to have an abortion she should... I do believe if you have an abortion you are committing murder.

- Nancy Reagan

Alexa swing by at 1:44 PM

From the Elliot Institute:

Pro-life politicians armed with new pro-woman facts and arguments: Resource kit includes poll results, coerced abortions report, and solid answers to hard questions

Alexa swing by at 10:31 AM

Monday, August 23, 2004
Bastard confessed to killing pregnant girlfriend after watching the crucifixtion of Jesus Christ in "The Passion".
He admitted, however, that at one point he thought about sparing her life. "I thought, 'Can I stop? And will things be OK?' That was at about seven minutes, and it was too late," Leach testified.
Research indicates that violence against women escalates during pregnancy, often in connection with a woman's refusal to have an abortion.

Alexa swing by at 12:46 PM

Sunday, August 22, 2004
Mom came over and made us chicken curry for lunch. I have not had curry for a while now, and it was yummy. Tyler, who's propped on the babychair, sits with us at the dining table now that he's gained more control over his body, looks on curiously, licking his lips and moving his mouth, and made mom laugh. He looks so cute when he does that. And no, he's sticking with his porridge I'm afraid.

I'm going to have tea in a bit. Meanwhile, enjoy these pictures I "stole" from Ashli at the Cell.

Alexa swing by at 2:32 PM

Abortionist Malachy DeHenre had his license to practice medicine in Mississippi suspended Thursday, following a suspension in Alabama, where a woman allegedly died as a result of the abortion he committed on her there last year. The incident was not an isolated one -- the Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners said DeHenre was a danger to his patients, and that he had perpetrated "repeated malpractice," according to an Associated Press report.

In March, 2003, a woman "began hemorrhaging uncontrollably" following an abortion from DeHenre. The malpractice necessitated a complete hysterectomy, performed at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

An Alabama woman died 18 hours after receiving an abortion from DeHenre in November, 2003. Leigh Ann Stephens Alford, 34, died of a perforated uterus. Her husband has filed a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit against DeHenre and the Summit Medical Center where she sustained the injury.

Alexa swing by at 8:44 AM

Saturday, August 21, 2004
Truth spoke in whispers will tear you apart
No matter how hard you resist it

Alexa swing by at 11:20 PM

Friday, August 20, 2004
This is so sad: In effort to avoid abortion teen keeps pregnancy and birth secret but baby dies

"I regret making that mistake, but I understood my pregnancy," she said, her voice full of conviction. "I wasn't going to have an abortion... if I couldn't give him away, I would have just left [with the baby]."

The girl had hidden her pregnancy from her family for seven months and gave birth in a bathtub, at 4 a.m. last Friday. The baby was born two months premature and the girl slept next to his tiny body for two days, without telling a soul, even though she knew her child was dead.

"I would like people to know I loved him," the mother said. "And I tried to do the most responsible thing I could do."

Alexa swing by at 5:52 PM

Further to the "I had an abortion" pride t-shirts and that Amy Richards' New York Times article.

Alexa swing by at 5:48 PM

The father of California teenager Holly Patterson, who died last year after using an abortion drug obtained from a Planned Parenthood office, will meet with FDA officials next month. He will express his concern about the lack of enforcement of safety guidelines associated with the RU 486 abortion drug.

Alexa swing by at 1:38 PM

"I think it's disgusting. And I think it's horrible to look at and I don't like to look at it. But it's the truth and it's what's happening everyday."

Protesters took to the streets..

Alexa swing by at 12:11 AM

Thursday, August 19, 2004
And covered in over 100 newspapers today: How would Jesus vote

Alexa swing by at 10:59 PM

Here's another excellent piece by Feminists for Life's Serrin Foster.

"Recently, I was asked by a student if abortion was necessary for women to achieve equality in the workplace. Absolutely not. Consider for a moment all the landmark reforms that our feminist foremothers, who opposed abortion, achieved in their struggle for equality the last half of the 19th century.

In a peaceful revolution led by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, women won the right to keep their own earnings, sign contracts, sit on a jury, testify on their own behalf, to secure a divorce if a husband drank the family's income away or physically abused his wife and share custody of their children.

When these two feminist foremothers were born, no women were admitted to college. By the time they died, colleges and universities opened their doors to women, and they started down the path to equal opportunities in the workplace.

Even less well known, anti-abortion laws enacted in the latter half of the 19th century were a result of the advocacy efforts by feminists who worked in an uneasy alliance with the male dominated medical profession and the mainstream media. The early feminists understood that, much like today, women resorted to abortion because they were abandoned or coerced by boyfriends, husbands or parents and lacked the financial resources to have a child on their own. So they sought legal protection from abortion. "

Alexa swing by at 10:48 PM

So finally he is asleep. Exhausted. Another long day, but it has been lovely. I get to spend the whole day with Tyler today. We had fun at breakfast this morning before we adjourned to the hospital for his check up with Dr Lee, the pediatrician. Everything seems to be in order, and Dr Lee said that Tyler is doing very well indeed. He put on a bit of weight and is taller now. We spent the later part of the day with my sister in the outdoors. It was a little warm for me, but I think he had fun. The boy has been really active lately, and it has been quite a challenge keeping up with him. God, I don't want to go to work tomorrow.

Alexa swing by at 10:30 PM

Wednesday, August 18, 2004
Well, not all "breakthroughs" are pro mankind. I don't care what the so-called "fact sheet" says, admit it, it's scary (sometimes) when humans try to play God.

Alexa swing by at 5:54 PM

Thousands of Peruvians march to demand ban on morning after pill

Alexa swing by at 1:46 PM

WHAT do you think is the most common form of death for pregnant women in American cities? No, it's not complications of pregnancy or childbirth. It's not poor pre-natal care. It's not pregnancy-related blood diseases or anything else you might imagine. The truth is that the most prevalent cause of death among pregnant women is murder.

Pregnancy's greatest risk: Daddy

What can I say? It could have been me, could have been any one of us, because there's no telling what a man can do just so not to take responsibility (Hmm.. considering how you take pleasure in beating the crap out of other people, darling.. *yawns*)

Alexa swing by at 11:52 AM

Tuesday, August 17, 2004
Fascinating: Women wed Jesus in ancient rite

".. the ceremony as a combination of a wedding and an ordination. "It does have features of both," Burke said. "It is like an ordination in that a person presents herself and announces her resolve to remain a virgin for the rest of her life, and there is a public questioning of the candidate. It also has wedding features - there's a ring and a dress, and there can be a veil. The woman is giving herself completely to Christ as her spiritual bridegroom."

Alexa swing by at 4:37 PM

I can only imagine how she must feel:

Baby's head left in woman after abortion

".. I went to the bathroom and as I was sitting there, I just felt something slip out of me as if I had just given birth. I looked in the toilet and saw this lump that seemed to have a bone in it. So I showed it to my former partner."

A closer examination revealed the eyes, nose, mouth, and even ears of a tiny head, measuring no more than four centimetres across.

"We just broke down and cried at what we were seeing. We couldn't believe it," sobbed Davina.

"I phoned an ambulance and they took me to the hospital to make sure that no other parts were left inside of me. They said I could have died if it had stayed inside me."

Alexa swing by at 1:26 PM

In spite of recent study in China, RU486 is still dangerous for women :

In one case that contradicts the study's findings, an Ohio woman filed a lawsuit in April against an Akron abortion business saying that the chemical abortion she was given left her unable to become pregnant. Dana Powell, 30, says she had cramping and bleeding associated with an October 2002 pregnancy and went to the abortion business. Staff there told her the pregnancy was not problematic. Powell opted to have an abortion and was given the RU 486 abortion drug. Powell took the first drug to kill the baby and then suffered severe cramping after taking the Cytotec pills to expel the dead baby from her uterus. The abortion facility told her to take a second Cytotec pill and call back the next day. Powell's condition grew worse over the next month until she was forced to go to Akron City Hospital. Hospital staff diagnosed her with a ruptured ectopic pregnancy in the left fallopian tube, leaving her unable to conceive.

Powell's lawsuit says the abortion business failed to properly detect the ectopic pregnancy.

The FDA has issued guidelines telling abortion practitioners not to give RU 486 to women with ectopic pregnancies. Other women have died as a result of using the drug in such cases.

Alexa swing by at 1:19 PM

Monday, August 16, 2004
Amen to that.

Alexa swing by at 5:56 PM

"God wants life 'to be the result of an act of love by those committed to loving each other'.. Anything that assists the conjugal act achieve its purpose of procreation is licit; anything that substitutes for it is not."

What is wrong with in-vitro fertilization?

Alexa swing by at 1:25 PM

Sunday, August 15, 2004
My mouth blooms like a cut.
I've been wronged all year, tedious
nights, nothing but rough elbows in them
and delicate boxes of Kleenex calling crybaby
crybaby, you fool!

Before today my body was useless.
Now it's tearing at its square corners.
It's tearing old Mary's garments off, knot by knot
and see -- Now it's shot full of these electric bolts.
Zing! A resurrection!

Once it was a boat, quite wooden
and with no business, no salt water under it
and in need of some paint. It was no more
than a group of boards. But you hoisted her, rigged her.
She's been elected.

My nerves are turned on. I hear them like
musical instruments. Where there was silence
the drums, the strings are incurably playing. You did this.
Pure genius at work. Darling, the composer has stepped
into fire.

- Anne Sexton, "The Kiss"

Alexa swing by at 11:48 PM

Emily at After Abortion has this fascinating link about the Buddhist way of dealing with loss, grief and resolution.

I first read about (the) Jizo (a Japanese Buddhist deity whose special task is to help protect and care for children) in Kim Kluger-Bell's 'Unspeakable Losses' some time ago, through which she wrote about her experience of a Jizo ceremony. These Jizo ceremonies aim to alleviate the distress of those who had lost a baby through abortion, miscarriage, or death after birth, and that it was intended to honor both those who had died and those who were still living. William LaFleur, in 'Liquid Life: Abortion and Buddhism in Japan' wrote:

"[The] Jizo image can do double service. On the one hand it can represent the soul of the mizuko [the deceased child or fetus] for parents who are doing rites of apology to it. At the same time, the Jizo is also one to whom can be made an appeal or prayer to guide the child or fetus through the realm of departed souls"

Alexa swing by at 9:57 PM

Saturday, August 14, 2004
700 abortions daily. One third of maternal deaths and one-half of maternity admission are abortion related. And that is in Kenya alone. In Uganda, young girls are dying from abortion complications. The mortality rate? 1,200 deaths per 100,000 mothers. Imagine that.

Pro-life africans fight back against drive to legalize abortion

Alexa swing by at 5:18 PM

On the heels of an announcement by the British government that scientists at a university there can clone human embryos specifically for the purpose of killing them for research, German leaders are asking the European Union to take a tough stand against the grisly practice. Top German doctors and political leaders are calling for the EU to ban the clone and kill method and for the German government to issue a strong opinion condemning it.

"We can't allow embryos to be harvested like raw materials,""Jurg-Dietrich Hoppe, head of the German Medical Association, told reporters.

Frank Ulrich Montgomery, chairman of the Marburger Association of Doctors, agreed and told Deutsche Welle that the EU should implement a total human cloning ban similar to the law in Germany and France.

"The indivisibility of human rights are being eroded under the blanket of research freedom," Montgomery said.

Alexa swing by at 5:07 PM

So Tyler hasn't been sleeping well recently and I have been sleeping in the nursery a lot, on the couch. Teddy flew in last evening (I felt bad that he had to fly in so often, but hey, I didn't make him - Tyler did) and got me a sofabed today. It comes in a lovely ivory and not too big for the nursery. I hope they will deliver soon because my back is killing me.

The boys are at the pool right now, Teddy said that he's going to teach Tyler how to swim, I'm sure the boy will be delighted since he loves the water. Which gives me ample time to lie back and write a bit before dinner. We are having lamb roast tonight, I can't wait.

Alexa swing by at 4:55 PM

Friday, August 13, 2004
China offers financial perks to stop aborting baby girls:

Rural families in China, where there is a traditional bias for boys, are being offered cash incentives to stop aborting baby girls and help correct a sex imbalance, the China Daily said on Thursday.

Under the "Care for Girls" pilot program, girls would be exempted from paying school fees, insurance would be given to households until their daughters grow up and families with just one daughter would enjoy housing, employment, education and welfare privileges, the newspaper said.

Alexa swing by at 1:51 PM

Alexa swing by at 1:44 PM

I am so swamped with work today I am practically dying. I wish I could be home right now and curl up in bed, but then who wouldn't? Tyler wouldn't sleep last night and kept cooing and "talking", making these talking sounds and blowing bubbles. He only feel asleep early this morning and I am so beat right now. To top it off, I am having this massive craving for the barbecue oriental chicken salad at California Pizza Kitchen and I couldn't get Emily on the phone (I know she have the craving too) and it's bugging the hell outta me.

Alexa swing by at 1:28 PM

Thursday, August 12, 2004
Alexa swing by at 5:26 PM

So the local idol search was a joke, I can't believe I'm even watching the show. The judges are a bunch of arrogant *expletive* *expletive*, minus the chutzpah of his greatness Simon Cowell (seriously just WHO can fill his shoes?). And talents. What talent? Don't even get me started on that. Aunt Renee and I had a ball watching the show last evening. Tyler laugh too. Then again, who can beat his window-rattling laugh?

Alexa swing by at 1:56 PM

A sad excuse at legalizing the killing of unborn children?
Canadian abortion practioner says abortion help reduce crime rate

In fact, studies from the Elliot Institute suggest a "clear statistical association between increased rates of abortion and increased rates of child abuse. Indeed, statistical and clinical research support not only an association, but a causal connection between abortion and subsequent child abuse." Similarly, psychiatrist Philip Ney of the University of British Columbia has documented the link between abortion and subsequent child abuse. According to Ney, abortion can disrupt a mother's bond with later children, weaken her maternal instincts, and heighten her level of anger and depression.

Alexa swing by at 10:53 AM

Wednesday, August 11, 2004
Can't help musing over the Sex and The City poster at the bus shelter. "Love is always worth the wait". Reminds me of the story of the apple tree (or rather apples on top of the tree) Lena told me more than a year ago.

We spend our whole lives searching and waiting for 'the one', just as women spend their whole lives planning for their special day. And then we find them, only to have them trample on our hearts. So which part of it, love, is actually worth the wait?

I'm going back to my son.

Alexa swing by at 6:05 PM

Affiliates of Planned Parenthood are still at odds with their parent organization over the sale of "I had an abortion" T-shirts. The shirt has caused a national controversy with groups representing women who had abortions and pro-life organizations objecting to it.

The pro-abortion editorial board of the Seattle Times newspaper wrote in a recent editorial that the "shirts being sold online by Planned Parenthood affiliates go beyond outrageous. They turn an agonizing, personal choice into a cavalier schtick."

Olivia Gans, the director of American Victims of Abortion, opposes the sale of the shirt and regrets her abortion decision. For Gans, who would give anything to undo her abortion decision, the t-shirt is a sad reminder of a decision so many women regret.

"Every abortion not only ends a life, but it can leave a woman emotionally wounded," said Gans. "The experience of abortion is traumatic and devastating and I am appalled that Planned Parenthood would exploit the tragic experience of women like myself to further their agenda."

Alexa swing by at 3:04 PM

Pro-lifers counseling outside Dallas abortion center assaulted

A group of Operation Save America -Dallas street counselors, including 16 and 10 year-old girls, and a one and a half year-old baby, were assaulted Saturday when a woman on her way into the abortuary doused them with a can of pepper spray.

On the same morning, a man entering the abortuary attacked a counselor and forcibly seized his video camera. Dan Russell, the videographer with OSA-Dallas, was video-taping sidewalk counselors when the man, in his mid-twenties, came up, pushed and pulled him, forcing the video camera into his possession. The man then took the camera into the abortuary.

Both were charged by police. Full story here.

Alexa swing by at 1:35 PM

And now they are eyeing the Carribean islands.

Alexa swing by at 9:08 AM

I couldn't sleep last night, I don't know why. I'm so tired but I couldn't get to sleep. Tyler was awake too, and Smelly too, but thank the gods he didn't cry and played quietly in his cot. There's so much in my head, so much I want to say. And so much I couldn't say.

Alexa swing by at 9:00 AM

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Ever wondered what it must be like to be female and infertile?

Alexa swing by at 2:58 PM

DYI abortion? I don't know what to say to this.

Never mind that women are losing their lives. It saves "taxpayers the cost for more expensive in-clinic administration and also avoids more costly surgical abortion". Hmph. Surely women's lives are worth so much more than that?

Alexa swing by at 1:45 PM

South China Morning Post yesterday reported that Hong Kong has one of the highest abortion rates, with one third of all pregnancies ending in abortion. Analysts however say the number is probably even higher, because it does not take into account the illegal abortions committed in mainland China, where many women go to ensure anonymity.

Alexa swing by at 1:40 PM

Monday, August 09, 2004
Another wild warm day. Today was the perfect day to sail. It was real sunny, not exactly my kind of weather, but it was lovely. We had with us a large picnic basket filled with freshly baked goodies with Teddy prepared very early this morning. Tyler had his first chicken noodle on board and boy, it was fun to watch him squirmed with delight. We had fun as always. The boy was a lobster by the time we got home. We played for a bit before he fell asleep shortly after his bath. And I am so, so beat now, so off to bed.

Alexa swing by at 10:53 PM

Sunday, August 08, 2004
Every time a woman has an abortion, it just crushes her self-esteem smaller and smaller and smaller.

- Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

Alexa swing by at 7:22 AM

Saturday, August 07, 2004
And speaking on Planned Parenthood, it has been reported that they are now selling 6-inch "Does Size Matter" rulers for teens. The ruler then directs children to, a web site filled with graphic sexual content that many parents find offensive. This web site was recently banned from public libraries in South Dakota.

Alexa swing by at 1:20 PM

Planned Parenthood President: Kerry should promote abortion, birth control

Planned Parenthood president Gloria Feldt says Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry should do more to promote abortion in his campaign. In a recent interview with Newsweek magazine, she encouraged the candidate to spend more time touting his pro-abortion views and defending birth control.

"It is very important for the campaign to begin to articulate more of an agenda. I know they have; they just haven't talked about it in a big public venue," Feldt told Newsweek. "I think they're doing themselves a disservice, particularly with the women voters whom they need to bring out, if they don't talk more about their agenda for women's reproductive health."

Alexa swing by at 9:14 AM

Sweeter even than to have had the joy of caring for children of my own has it been to me to help bring about a better state of things for mothers generally, so their unborn little ones could not be willed away from them

- Susan B. Anthony, 1889

Alexa swing by at 9:01 AM

Friday, August 06, 2004
I came across this thread on the Evil Board (funny how all the evil trolls seemed to have disappeared) today on who should pay for the contraceptives in a long-termed relationship. One troll wrote, '.. how about no contraceptives and 50-50 for the abortion?' Hmm. Don't even ask me what I think. Curiosity killed the cat. My fingers are itching, but I guess I'm just too tired to get into any sort of altercation today. Can't wait to get home to my baby boy. Uncle Moses? He's boring me too death with that snotty attitude. To him I say, Just shove it, okay?

Oh, look what he's done.

Alexa swing by at 5:25 PM

Did you know that aborted baby bone fragments left in the uterus can cause infertility? That is what happens with this Russian woman.

Alexa swing by at 1:47 PM

How disgusting is this?

Alexa swing by at 1:42 PM

A mother's love knows no bounds.

Alexa swing by at 1:33 PM

Thursday, August 05, 2004
Was just reading an interesting site (let's not link it and pretend we did, this bad ass mama is not in a state for long dialogues nor debates), hardcore don't-touch-my-ovary, I'll-abort-if-I-want-to feminist type. Funny how the 'other side' reacted (to everything pro-lifers do, said) with contempt. Infuriating, disgusting, they say. They even called Lifenews anti-choice. LOL.

Alexa swing by at 3:37 PM

How can one be pro-choice and oppose abortion?

Here's a bit on Julia Black and My foetus.

My Foetus airs on the ABC on sunday at 10.15pm.
(Wish I could tape it down and send it to the likes of my.. um.. "runaway")

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Alexa swing by at 2:19 PM

I had a dream last night. Guess who I dream of?

John Kerry.


Alexa swing by at 9:13 AM

Wednesday, August 04, 2004
Here's a story of another IVF embryo mixed up..

Alexa swing by at 12:49 PM

Designer of "I had an abortion" t-shirts reacts to nationwide criticism

Jennifer Baumgardner, the shirt's designer, a New York resident who frequently writes on women's issues, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel she was tired of hearing stories of how abortion left women "feeling embarrassed or scorned" because pro-life protesters at abortion facilities called them "baby haters" or worse. She told the Milwaukee paper that the shirt helps women make a "proud" statement that no apology is necessary for having an abortion.

Alexa swing by at 12:07 PM

Alabama pro-life nurses don't have to distribute morning-after pill

The Bush administration has informed the Alabama Department of Public Health that its clinics are not required to distribute the so-called morning after pill after several nurses resigned over a mandate requiring them to offer the drug.

Pro-life Alabama Congressman Robert Aderholt (R) had asked U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson to clarify a mandate requiring clinics receiving state funding to distribute the morning after pill.

Thompson replied that while the clinics are expected to offer a "broad range" of contraceptives, state clinics are not required to distribute the morning after pill, which the FDA denied over-the-counter status to earlier this year.

The nurses resigned because they believe the pills sometimes work as an abortion drug and are dangerous for teenagers to use.

Alexa swing by at 8:45 AM

Well, clearly Tyler is a blessing. Every day with him is.

He made me a better person, he made me want to be a better person.

Alexa swing by at 8:35 AM

Tuesday, August 03, 2004
Now, this is absolutely disgusting. They have no respect for these unborn children nor their (grieving) parents. I am appalled.

Alexa swing by at 2:16 PM

Continuing its defense for the PBA ban, the Bush administration announced Monday that it is appealing a San Francisco's judge decision declaring the ban unconstitutional.

Attorneys representing Attorney General John Ashcroft filed the notice appealing the decision to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. That appeals court has traditionally opposed upholding pro-life legislation and is considered one of the more pro-abortion courts in the country. Regardless of the appeals court's decision, the case is likely headed to the U.S. Supreme Court for consideration.

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Monday, August 02, 2004
A change of heart? Well, this could be good. If we look through the achives, the true founders of feminism are indeed pro-life..

Australian feminists starting to express concern about the "downstream consequences of sexual freedom" and to question abortion culture:

Australian health minister Tony Abbott believes there may be growing community support for banning late-term abortions. "Thoughtful feminists are starting to grieve over the downstream consequences of sexual freedom," he said. In reference to the screening of My Foetus, Mr Abbott said the film, which features the dismemberment of a foetus, had spurred some activists to question abortion on demand as "one of the great totems of liberation from authority".

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Sunday, August 01, 2004
There's this heartwarming story, More than changing diapers, in the Lifestyle section of today's paper, about a couple who took in babies with special needs from orphanages ie. correctible medical defects, fix them up and find them homes. The Hills send these abandoned babies for corrective surgeries, nurse them back to life and put them up for adoption. Makes you wonder how many people would actually do that, give selflessly and unconditionally, just so that these little children would have a chance at life. I couldn't link the story up, but if you could pick up Sunday's print edition, it's worth a read.

Alexa swing by at 10:10 PM

Should parents be informed of a child's abortion? Or should patient's confidentiality precede parents' need to be told?

Alexa swing by at 9:57 PM

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