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Monday, January 31, 2005
A dead newborn baby was found wrapped in a blanket and tucked in a rotted tree trunk. Autopsy shows that the baby is a girl and had been delivered at nearly full term.

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"We are losing the distinction between allowing people to die and killing them, and we're doing it under the guise of "choice", says Barbara Simpson

Where's the bottom of the slippery slope?

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Congressional Republican leaders are aiming for passage this year of legislation that would make it a federal crime for anyone other than a parent to take a minor across a state line for an abortion.

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., said approval of the measure, favored by President Bush, was one of his legislative priorities for 2005.

Opponents of legalized abortion said congressional debate would be a test of whether Democrats are softening their opposition to abortion in light of the 2004 presidential elections.

"We're seeing some of the top Democrats trying to change public perception of their position on abortion," said Carol Tobias, political director of the National Right to Life Committee. "But I don't see them changing the reality of their support for abortion. Democrats are in a bind. A good part of the Democratic base is for abortion."

Alexa swing by at 6:06 PM

Waitress sue man for forced abortion

Pretoria waitress, who fell pregnant in Grade 9 by a man nearly twice her age, is suing him for more than R1,5-million in damages.

The girl, who is now 19, stated in papers before the Pretoria High Court that the Somerset West businessman and advocate forced her to have an abortion.

She said she had suffered emotional trauma as a result and that she was suicidal.The girl said.. she suffered and continued to suffer psychological, physical and emotional harm. She claimed she underwent a significant personality change and became negative about life in general. She further stated that she developed an eating disorder and had withdrawn from her family.

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It's the day after the big 3-0 and I don't feel so good. Dinner at Flutes was fantastic, but I came home feeling so depressed than I have been in the longest time, I don't know why. There's a hole in my soul, and I feel like I'm a thousand miles away sometimes. Tyler was asleep and I carried his limp little body into the cot, and kissed his eyes. We need a new, larger cot, Teddy said before he flew back to HKG this morning. I IM-ed Ivan who's now with CNet Oz and ask him to send me the designer's contact again, the same one who did the furniture for Tyler's nursery. I know I could just ask Chad or Teddy, but I won't. It would be nice to just pick something out of the catalog too, but the shipping will kill me. He was asleep, and he looked so peaceful. At that moment I know why I'm alive.

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Sunday, January 30, 2005
The big 3-0..

Have I mentioned that it is my birthday today? Yes it is. Happy birthday to me.

Jules and the guys are taking us out for dinner at Flutes on the Fort at Fort Canning. Happy joy happy joy happy happy joy joy!

p.s. Whoops, missed your birthday.. funny how I always seemed to remember yours on mine. Hmm. Happy belated birthday, darling.. I hope you'd be "older" (as in grow up, y'know?) now. And a lot WISER.

Alexa swing by at 7:01 PM

Remember Exoneree? Well, it appears that her Mr Twinkle found her blog..

Who'd google himself anyway?

Alexa swing by at 6:47 PM

"The baby is not the only one who dies... Big parts of his mother die right along with him"

- Vera Faith Lord, who had an abortion 23 years ago. She later named her lost son, Gabriel.

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Finally... Ellen Goodman at The Boston Globe writes:

"Despite a campaign that hinged on foreign policy and a candidate who couldn't speak straight, many have decided the culprit is abortion. And they're shopping for "common ground."

The headlines describe a rash of soul-searching or poll-searching. They range from "Anxiety over Abortion" to "Democrats Weigh De-Emphasizing Abortion" to "Are Democrats Ready to Elect a Pro-Life Chair?"

In his state of the (liberal) union address, pro-choice stalwart Ted Kennedy said, "Surely we can all agree that abortion should be rare and that we should do all we can to help women avoid the need to face that decision."

Then Hillary Clinton, in a speech that was widely described as a retreat, said, "There is an opportunity for people of good faith to find common ground in this debate -- we should be able to agree that we want every child born in this country to be wanted, cherished, and loved."

The intriguing part is that only prochoice politicians seem to be in this market. When the president, in his message to core supporters at the March for Life mentioned "seeking common ground," he added the killer qualifier, "where possible."

Where exactly is it "possible" to find common cause with those who call themselves prolife? In the three states where women must legally be told the lie that abortion increases the risk of breast cancer? In Virginia, where a state legislator introduced a law that would have made women report "fetal deaths"? Among those who think that stem cell research is homicidal? Or want to overturn Roe v. Wade?"

Continue reading Whose common ground?

*Emphasis added

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Saturday, January 29, 2005
Here's one by Georgette Forney of Silent No More..

The reality of abortion

Alexa swing by at 8:35 PM

That HRC speech..

Uptown Girl Reilly says that "there is no common ground on this issue. Either the fetus is aborted or it isn't. Either it lives or it dies. She can't have it both ways. She is either for abortion or against it."

Abortion advocates defend HRC after "common ground" speech"

"I think Sen. Clinton's comments were a perfect statement of the pro-choice position," NARAL president Nancy Keenan told the Buffalo News.

Alexa swing by at 8:08 PM

Rae recalls the decision she faced after an unexpected pregnancy 13 years ago.

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Make baby, win free weekend stay..


Alexa swing by at 6:51 PM

What part of abortion is "health care"?

Extracted from a letter of editor which I read earlier:

".. how can killing babies be reproductive health care? They are preventing reproduction, not making it healthier. They want to "care" for a girl or woman who is in the stages of reproduction by eliminating what they, by the grace of God, are reproducing. How can that be "giving reproductive health care?"

And what of the choices of the unborn female babies that are being aborted? When are they female enough to choose what happens to their own bodies?"

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Safe, legal and.. wot?

Susan at Res Publica has a good one up here.

Alexa swing by at 6:12 PM

What do you know? Planned Parenthood president Gloria Feldt has announced she is resigning as the head of the nation's largest abortion business. No reason was given for Feldt's resignation and she has not announced what she plans to do next. Feldt served a the president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America for eight years.

Alexa swing by at 6:08 PM

Little stripe scratched my tummy when I bathed him today. Ack. He's pissed but he smell soo good now. As good as Tyler in fact. Okay, maybe not vanilla and milk like the boy, (but) medicated, but still nice.

Ted's cooking up a storm and we're having lamb chops, roast potatoes, sauteed zucchini and peppers, a nice oriental chicken salad (my all time favorite!) and warm, freshly baked bread tonight. I love eating out, but I wouldn't trade anything for Teddy's cooking. Jules is going out with the guys and the baby after that and I guess I'm going to spend that time catching up on the last few "Charmed" episodes I've missed. Don't tell them, but I might even whip up some mini strawberry souffles if I feel like it.

I've been religiously reading "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" and.. ah.. it's hard to put it down..

Alexa swing by at 5:52 PM

Friday, January 28, 2005
Refuse to choose

"Alice Paul saw the 19th Amendment ratified on August 28, 1920. But her efforts on behalf of women were not ended. She penned the original Equal Rights Amendment and continued to work for the recognition of women's rights.

Yet the direction the women's movement took in later years was a source of frustration for Alice Paul, because she thoroughly opposed attempts to link the ERA with abortion.

In the mid-seventies Pat Goltz, co-founder of Feminists for Life, had the honor of meeting Paul. Paul had known some of our earlier feminist foremothers, and made it clear to Goltz that the early feminists were altogether opposed to abortion. She then related to Goltz her concern that abortion would destroy feminism if it were not stopped. Paul's long-time colleague Evelyn Judge also recalled that she called abortion "the ultimate exploitation of women" and asked, "How can one protect and help women by killing them as babies?"

The legacy of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Alice Paul lives on in those who refuse to choose between women and children, who cherish the right of women to vote, and who peacefully defend the right of children to be born."

Alexa swing by at 8:15 PM

Operation Rescue calls for investigation into the death of the woman who died from botched abortion at Tiller's clinic.

Alexa swing by at 8:11 PM

Parental laments..

Many of the rock and rap songs that adults despise are the bitter result of adult abandonment:

"In one section of her book Home-Alone America (reviewed in WORLD, Nov. 27), Ms. Eberstadt shows how songs that family-values advocates most oppose prove the case for family values. She argues that today's rock is the music of abandonment, compulsively complaining about broken homes and families, and especially absent fathers.

Ms. Eberstadt studies the lyrics and the lives of the most popular performers, from alternative rockers to rap stars, and finds this to be a single, obsessively repeated theme that shows up explicitly in song after song.

Papa Roach sings "Broken Home" with the lines: "I know my mother loves me / But does my father even care." Everclear sings "Father of Mine" about a father walking out on the family, with the plea "take me back to the day / when I was still your golden boy." And in Everclear's "Wonderful," which some call the best rock song about divorce ever written, the singer yearns for the way things were before his parents split: "I want the things that I had before / Like a Star Wars poster on my bedroom door." Blink-182 had a hit with "Stay Together for the Kids," which recognizes that there is no easy solution: "What stupid poem could fix this home," but then adds, "I'd read it every day." In Pink's "Family Portrait," the singer pleads with her father not to leave, making poignantly childish promises: "I won't spill the milk at dinner." "

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First it was SpongeBob..

... now this one is getting blasted for lesbian characters.

Speaking of SpongeBob, now they are saying that he's "asexual".. LOL

Alexa swing by at 7:32 PM

I'm as dry as a seven year drought
I got dust for tears
Yeah I'm all tapped out
Sometimes I feel broken and can't get fixed

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Thursday, January 27, 2005
Please take a moment and pray for little Elise, who is very sick right now. I'd also like to ask that you keep her mommy, Ashli, in your thoughts and prayers.

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Judgement affirms abortion/breast cancer link:

A court ordered a judgment against an abortion clinic for performing the procedure without informing the patient of psychological risks and increased risk of breast cancer. The lawsuit against the All Women's Health Services clinic in Portland, Ore., was the second of its kind in the U.S. to be successfully prosecuted but the first to obtain a judgment. The clinic made an offer of judgment last year enabling the plaintiff, who was 15 at the time of the May 2001 abortion, to win the lawsuit without a trial. The judge signed the agreement Monday. The amount of the judgment was not disclosed.

Read press release from Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer

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The New Jersey abortionist who flushed babies down the toilet may have contaminated a river, police said.

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Give expectant mothers an alternative to abortion

"We say we reverence human life, and we repudiate the heartless mother who would slay the innocent child within her womb. But do we care enough to take that unwanted child into our own home and give it the love and nurturing that it needs to grow up to adulthood? We need to show our love not only in word but also in deed.

President Bush spoke of "The America of our dreams, where every child is welcomed in life, and protected by law." Yes, we want those babies protected by law... but are we willing to make personal sacrifices to welcome them into life?"

Alexa swing by at 2:00 PM

"45 Million: One Could Have Been Me."

Defending LIFE

Alexa swing by at 1:56 PM

Can Democrats be pro-life?

It is not enough to talk about the unborn as life. Democrats must treat the unborn as life, says Doug Bandow.

Alexa swing by at 1:36 PM

Emily at After Abortion has some excellent coverage (here and here) and links on the March for Life. I must say that I particularly like this one..

Alexa swing by at 1:31 PM

Baby Charlotte's fight for her life:

"A PREMATURE baby that the High Court ruled should be left to die by hospital doctors has survived against the odds. So remarkable is the little girl's progress that lawyers for her parents will this week go to court and ask for the ruling to be lifted.

Charlotte Wyatt, who weighed just 1lb when she was born prematurely, was given only months to live after a hospital won the legal right last autumn not to resuscitate her if she stopped breathing.

Doctors secured the ruling, against the wishes of Charlotte's parents, on the grounds that she was brain-damaged and it was in the baby's own interests not to be resuscitated since it would prolong her suffering and would be "purposeless".

Doctors expected that Charlotte, now 15 months old, would succumb to an infection that would prove fatal without emergency intervention. However, she has survived three-and-a-half winter months since the ruling; there is also evidence that her breathing is becoming stronger and she is less dependent on an oxygen supply - an improvement confirmed by hospital sources. The family claims she has some sight and can hear clapping."

Alexa swing by at 1:21 PM

Wednesday, January 26, 2005
Roe: I don't want any more women... injured by abortion

"The women who spoke... said they were given little information before their abortions and were led to think it was a quick fix. But they later experienced physical pain, hemorrhaging, nightmares, depression and severe emotional problem.

"It's been 14 years since my last abortion and it has been a week and a half since my last nightmare," said Caron Strong of Brentwood, Tenn. She said no one told her that her four abortions could cause the psychological pain and miscarriages she suffered

[Alveda] King said that after she had an abortion, "the guilt made me ill." She compared abortion to slavery. "Every aborted baby is like a slave in the womb of his or her mother. The mother decides his or her fate," she said.

Amy Young of Sterling, Va., said it took her 17 years to realize that the source of so much anger and bitterness in her life was the abortion she had.

"I still cry; I still hurt," she said, adding that the irony of the "pro-choice" society is that no woman truly wants to have a painful, uncomfortable procedure, but "she does it because she believes she has no other choice.""

Alexa swing by at 9:36 PM

Here's an account of monday's march..

plus more as we go along!

Alexa swing by at 9:17 PM

Apparently being pro-choice often means being oblivious about the facts of life...

From James Taranto's Best of the web at OpinionJournal:

"Saturday was the 32nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision mandating abortion on demand, and as always this was the occasion for much commentary on the subject. Here's a particularly odd quote, from a Fox News report:
"Regardless of what people say in the polls, there are very few people in this country who want us to go back to the days of our grandmothers and our great grandmothers, where women had 10, 12, 15, 18 children," said National Organization of Women President Kim Gandy.
Is Gandy really suggesting that there are large numbers of American women whose abortion count is in the double digits? Is she not aware that there are other ways besides abortion of regulating childbearing? Well, it's possible. Consider this passage from a New York Times account of a speech Sen. Hillary Clinton delivered "to about 1,000 abortion rights supporters at the [New York] state Capitol":
At one point, for instance, she drew gasps from some in the audience by mentioning that 7% of American women who do not use contraception account for 53% of all unintended pregnancies.
Not using contraception leads to pregnancy? Gasp, what a shocker!"

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Some really great pictures on monday's march here.

Hat tip: Emily

Alexa swing by at 8:13 PM

President Bush endorses pro-life bills on teen abortion and fetal pain:

The Child Custody Protection Act, has received House approval before but never had a vote in the Senate. Under the measure, states would be required to honor the parental involvement statues of other states by preventing anyone other than a teenager's parents or legal guardian from taking her to another state for an abortion.

The Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act requires abortion practitioners to tell women considering an abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy that the abortion procedure will cause significant pain for the unborn child. Once told, the mother will have an option to allow the baby to receive anesthesia should she go ahead with the abortion.

Alexa swing by at 1:46 PM

She's dead

Tiller's January 13 victim of botched abortion has died.

p.s. Want to know what he did on Roe v. Wade anniversary?

Well, Tiller burn the bodies of the babies that he killed in his industrial-sized incinerator while we mourn our loss children and fallen sisters.

Alexa swing by at 12:22 PM

Here's an excellent one by Janice Crouse of CWA:
The new post-choice movement

"The abortion movement has a new antagonist: the post-abortive woman. Along with the newly-matured "blogosphere", Web sites and outreach organizations have sprung up using the power and reach of the Internet to get the message to women -- from other women -- that the abortion "choice" is more than an interruption in their lives.

In tragic irony, survey data indicate that a sizeable percentage of women seeking abortions believe that they "didn't have a choice". On a Web site, Rachel's Vineyard, devoted to helping women who grieve their abortions, one woman named Patti states in sorrow that abortion is "a choiceless choice". Patti's boyfriend drove her to her appointment, and then, when she walked out in tears unable to go through with the abortion, he forced her to return a second time.

Why are abortions declining? It may just be that a post-choice message is spreading. Marguerite writes, "[M]y abortion has left me with a feeling of emptiness... I just keep picturing my baby." Lori writes, "My abortion has left me empty, alone and in despair." Even cynical Cho revealed in a blog that her abortion left her feeling "hollowed out and alone."

You can't sustain a movement on hollowed-out emptiness. This is the Catch-22 confronting the abortion movement: As women experience abortion for themselves, the truth cannot be contained. Witness the development and growth of the Silent No More campaign of post-abortive women, determined to help others avoid the choice they regret.

Call this the "post-choice" movement. It's the wave of the 21st century."

Alexa swing by at 12:04 PM

She died after refusing cancer treatment that would have required her to have an abortion..

Rita Fedrizzi died this week, three months after giving birth to a baby boy.

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A toddler stands in front of the display at Christian Liberty Academy of Arlington Heights that grimly reminds passersby of the 32nd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision and the 4,000 children (represented by blue and pink flags) aborted each day in America.

Alexa swing by at 11:50 AM

Oh Hillary..

Seeking "common ground" over abortion, spinning herself as a moderate. Hmm. Very clever. Still, I find this and this fascinating.

Hat tip: KLo at The Corner

Clinton says it's a 'tragic choice', leading some to speculate that she is repositioning herself on the issue

Alexa swing by at 11:10 AM

Tuesday, January 25, 2005
"They inserted sticks of seaweed into my cervix and told me to go home for the night. A few hours later - when the contractions were regular, strong and frequent - I knew we needed to get to the hospital. "The patient appeared to be in active labor," say my charts, "and I explained this to the patient and offered her pain medication for vaginal delivery."

According to the charts, I was "adamant" in demanding a D&E. I remember that I definitely wanted the surgical procedure that was the safest option. One hour later, just as an anesthesiologist was slipping me into unconsciousness, I had the D&E and a little body, my little boy, slipped out.

Around his neck, three times and very tight, was the umbilical cord, source of his life, cause of his death."

Josh and Noah on abortion and Roe v. Wade.

In the end, they are all dead. And for what?

Alexa swing by at 6:45 PM

D-Max at Buckeyepundit writes:

"If life does in fact begin logically and scientifically at conception, then mothers would have no constitutional right to choose. The fetus they are carrying is also a person- a person created with certain inalienable rights- including the right to live. Making abortion about 'choice' is dancing around the real issue. Choice is irrelevant if it's a choice involving the life of another human being, more importantly, an extremely vulnerable child who cannot yet stand up for themselves.

It will remain a mystery how the same people that have fought for the civil rights of so many minorities in this country, would let the most vulnerable fall by the wayside. The most significant candidates for abuse among us, are those of us who cannot yet speak up for their own rights- those who do not yet have the strength to even kick. American children have become the silent victims in the greatest instance of genocide the world has ever known."

Alexa swing by at 6:33 PM

Heads up..
Public documents reveal numerous RU486 complications

"Abortion proponents claim that RU-486 is safe. These documents prove otherwise," said Wendy Wright, CWA's senior policy director.

Approximately 600 serious complications suffered by women who used the abortion drug RU-486 has been recorded.

Click here for the document.

Alexa swing by at 3:19 PM

Hillary Clinton claims abortion increases under President Bush

"In the (first) three years since President Bush took office, eight states have seen an increase in abortion rates and four saw a decrease."

GEE. Those numbers came from a flawed study, Mrs Senator.. do we have to go through this again?

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At least 250,000 pro-life advocates marched in Washington Monday for the annual March for Life. Those attending celebrated the pro-life accomplishments over the past year and the energy level was high as speakers talked about the upcoming battles during 2005, including a likely fight over a Supreme Court appointee. President Bush played cheerleader in chief at a rally before the march, telling tens of thousands of anti-abortion protesters on the Ellipse that their approach to the debate this year would 'change hearts and minds" of those still favoring abortion rights.

"This movement will not fail," the president told those gathered at the Ellipse for a pre-march rally.

"The strong have a duty to protect the weak," Bush explained. "I appreciate so very much your work toward building a culture of life that will protect the most innocent among us - to promote compassion for women and their unborn babies."

"We know that in a culture that does not protect the most dependent," Bush said during his five minute statement, "the handicapped, the elderly, the unloved or (those who are) simply inconvenient become increasingly vulnerable."

Here's Bananie's coverage of the March for Life 2005.

More updates later.

Alexa swing by at 2:34 PM

Caught the pilot episode of "Desperate Housewives" last night. In this episode, we were introduced to the main characters aka the "housewives" in the upscale suburban community. Basically the story revolves around the lives of four women, Lynette Scavo the former career woman who traded the boardroom for motherhood as she grapples with raising three monstrous boys and a baby girl. Gabrielle Solis, the ex-model who's married to the wealthy Carlos Solis only to find that money can't buy her everything as she seeks solace in the arms of her 17-year-old gardener. Susan Meyer, the divorcee and single mom who lives with her teenage daughter and jumps back into the dating scene as she pursues her new single and available neighbour Mike who lives across the street. Bree Van De Camp, the Martha Stewart on prozac, who exudes the perfection of a Stepford wife, whose family is about to mutiny. And of course, there's the seemingly happy Mary Alice Young, who decides to end her life and leave us pondering over the mystery and motive behind her suicide as she takes us into the lives of her family, friends and neighbours.

Can somebody please tell me what happened to Teri Hatcher's boobs? Well, all in all, a truly enjoyable show, now I know what I'll be doing monday nights. If you've not had the chance to catch it, be sure to. "Desperate Housewives" gets two thumbs-up with cherry on top, I say, move over, Sex and The City! Woo!

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Monday, January 24, 2005

Here are some pictures from the march today..

more here.

Alexa swing by at 9:49 PM

New mom at 66 admits to abortions

.. abortion was a routine method of birth control in her country at the time, she says.

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Just don't tell your kids this

.. stripping and exotic dancing are lucrative career options.. hmm.. indeed.

Alexa swing by at 9:10 PM

Adolescents must be taught to "love condoms"? Hmm.

Alexa swing by at 9:00 PM

A landmark study reveals that the majority of U.S. teens are not sexually active and that they are making this decision, based on their values, faith, parents and concern for their health and future. The study also highlights the important role of parents in their teen's decision-making on this issue.

The results of the study, which was commissioned by NBC News and People Magazine, were released yesterday. It surveyed young teens about their intimate sexual attitudes and practices.

According to the report, the vast majority (87%) of teens, aged 13 to 16, have not had sexual intercourse. Most (73%) have not been sexually intimate at all. 74% say they have not had sex because they made a conscious decision not to. The study is revealing about the role of religion as well. 4 in 10 (42%) say they have not had sex because of religious or moral beliefs.

75% of those surveyed have not because they believe they are too young. Many say they abstain because they fear the potential consequences of pregnancy (74%), STDs (71%), parents' reaction (65%).

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Mourning 32 years if unlimited abortion..

as thousands heads to the nation's capital for today's March for Life. Our fellow blogger Emily at After Abortion should already be there by now, and I believe we'll have reports when she gets back.. so check this space!

Alexa swing by at 8:22 PM

According to a new poll by LA Times, a majority of Americans oppose all or most abortions. Yeah!

The Times poll reveals that 53% said they oppose all or most all abortions while just 43% said abortion should always or almost always be illegal. 12% of all surveyed said abortions should always be illegal and 41% said they should be illegal with very rare exceptions such as rape, incest or preventing the death of the mother.

Among those surveyed who backed abortion, 24% agreed with groups like NARAL and Planned Parenthood saying abortions ought to always be legal. And 19% said abortion should be legal most of the time.

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Sunday, January 23, 2005
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Women over age 25 are having the largest share of abortions, says CWA..

Concerned Women for America (CWA) announced the new research from the Beverly LaHaye Institute, CWA's think tank, which indicates that while abortion rates are on the decline, abortion is increasingly being used by older women rather than teenagers in "crisis" pregnancies.

Dr. Janice Crouse, author of the report and senior fellow of CWA's Beverly LaHaye Institute, said, "The demographics of abortion have changed dramatically over recent years. These data reveal that abortion is becoming a means of birth control for older women. Nearly half of all abortions today are repeat abortions, and 60 percent of all abortions are to women who have previously had a live birth."

She added, "Proponents of abortion like to portray it as a desperate choice of a young girl who made a mistake, but this study shows a staggering and appalling picture of experienced and worldly-wise women refusing to alter their lifestyle and using abortion to cover their reckless and self-centered behavior."

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"The greatest atrocity against the rights and lives of African-Americans in the last 30 years is that of abortion."

Abortion a problem for African-American community

On any given day in this country, 1,452 African-American lives are lost to abortion. If it weren't for abortion, the African-American population would be 35 percent larger that what it is currently. These are 13 million African-Americans who will never hold public office, vote, influence public policy, or stand up for the rights of others.

Alexa swing by at 11:01 PM

There's a long discussion going on here following Annie's post here -- very good posts, a must-read indeed.

"You can hide your head in the sand about these valid scientific findings if you want, but that doesn't make them go away. We don't make this stuff up about abortion’s harm to women..

We do care about life. We care about ALL life, and just are no longer willing or able to snuff out one to save someone else, even if it's our own selves."

(You go, Annie!)

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He forced her to have an abortion, she shoots him

"Forced abortions in the U.S. have reached epidemic proportions, according to a special report issued by an organization that studies the impact of abortion on the lives of women.

"The epidemic of coerced, unwanted abortions is rarely reported. Yet every week, thousands of girls and women face threats and abuse from people who want them to abort without regard for their own feelings or desires," the Elliot Institute said in a written statement promoting its 21-page report entitled, "Forced Abortion in America."

An estimated 30 to 60% of the women who have abortions feel as if they are being pressured to do so. In fact, eight out of every ten post-abortive women say they would have given birth, if there had been someone around to support their decision, according to the report."

Alexa swing by at 1:52 AM

Democrats wrestle with how to add nuance on a key cultural divide in America

"To political centrists, those numbers miss the point. It was a basket of cultural issues, including abortion, gay marriage, guns, and religion, that hurt Senator Kerry in important swing states like Ohio. Indeed, says John Green, an expert on the role of religion in politics at the University of Akron, Kerry might not have lost some traditional Catholic votes if he hadn't had a 100 percent pro-abortion-rights voting record."

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Saturday, January 22, 2005
I sit across from a playground that I visited this eve with a small child.
I know of such places where children play.
I know that I am the cause of them not being here today.
These playgrounds for "innocent children" now dead because of sins I helped do.
I hope, Lord, that the wonderful playground is well guarded with angels.
Angels who will protect them keep them happy and safe.
Angels who will make them smile and laugh.
So that when that glorious day comes; the children will not hold "the sin" against me.
For every time I see a playground empty, I will know that yours will be full.
The sun is now setting, and my heart hurts, Lord.
For the numbers who from abortion have been torn apart.
I pray you can put them back together and make them whole.
If you like, Lord, use my body to make your precious children whole again.
I ask you to do this not only for them, Lord, but also for the love I have for each of them.
Lord, God, you gave your only Son, and He died and shed His blood for us.
All I did was give my baby away so that "women could tear theirs apart."
For this I will never be able to look in your face out of shame.

- Norma McCorvey (The former Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade), 'Empty Playgrounds'

Alexa swing by at 11:32 PM

Babies who died from abortions at a Colorado abortion facility, that is one of a handful in the nation to perform late-term abortions, will receive proper burials thanks to a Catholic Church.

Unbeknownst to infamous late-term abortion practitioner Warren Hearn, Sacred Heart of Mary Church for years has been quietly receiving the remains of babies aborted at his Boulder Abortion Clinic. A mortuary working with his abortion business has been secretly sending the ashes of babies cremated after their abortions to the church.

Alexa swing by at 11:19 PM

Still on stem cells..

Pro-aborts' desperate ploy

Alexa swing by at 11:10 PM

March for Life begins at noon, Monday, President Bush invited, members of Congress to speak

(Scroll down to wednesday's post for itinerary)

Alexa swing by at 11:04 PM

Today marks the 32nd anniversary of the 1973 landmark Supreme Court ruling which legalizes abortion nationwide in America. Today also, I join millions in prayers in remembrance of innocents lost, and prayers of hope and commitment to put an end to the maiming and killings of our sisters and unborn children.

Highlights from DC as we go along later.

Alexa swing by at 1:27 AM

Friday, January 21, 2005
We visited Gramps' grave today. YEAH. I have never been there on my own before but I was determined to go, after that visitation.. I'm sure he would make sure that I find my way to him if he had wanted me to come, and I did..

I say a prayer and pulled out the overgrown grasses and weeds. It was funny. I had wanted to be there so much. All I want is to stand there by his grave and cry my hearts out and I couldn't. Instead I felt a sense of calm over me.. that Lizzie West song filled my head as I leave.. and I swear I saw Gramps looking at me, smiling.

Mary Frye once wrote, "Don't stand at my grave and cry.. I am not there, I did not die"...

Alexa swing by at 11:57 PM

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea.. SpongeBob Squarepants!

What is it with SpongeBob and gays?

Alexa swing by at 11:55 PM

Student hold silent prayer in stand against abortion

"No one spoke. They hoped the red duct tape sealing their lips would provide the message instead. "Life", the tape read. For three hours the students wore the symbolic tape as part of an anti-abortion demonstration outside the school, supporting similar pro-life events in Washington, D.C.

Carlos Graces, a 17-year-old student, removed his tape after an 11 a.m. silent prayer to ask, "Who's going to cry if they (unborn children) cannot cry?""

Alexa swing by at 2:36 PM

"Desperate Housewives" a far cry from shallow

"Desperate Housewives" premiers monday, January 24 at 10 p.m. locally -- you'll have my reviews next week.

Alexa swing by at 2:30 PM

I don't even have to have an abortion, or be post-abortive to feel sad or angry at everything and anything related to abortion and these poor babies. This is not rocket science, as Ashli so aptly put.

Let me take the liberty of posting this bit from that article:

"The saline, a salt solution, is injected into the woman's sac and the baby swallows it. The baby starts dying a slow, violent death. The mother feels everything, and many times it is at this point when she realizes that she really has a live baby inside of her, because the baby starts fighting violently for his or her life. He's just fighting inside because he's burning...One night a lady delivered and I was called to come and see her because she was uncontrollable," says David Brewer, M.D., of Glen Ellyn, Ill. As a military physician in Ft. Rucher, Ala., Brewer performed abortions for 10 years. "I went in the room, and she was going to pieces; she was having a nervous breakdown, screaming and thrashing. The nurses were upset because they couldn't get any work done, and all the other patients were upset because this lady was screaming. I walked in, and here was her little saline abortion baby kicking. It had been born alive, and was kicking and moving for a little while before it finally died of those terrible burns, because the salt solution gets into the lungs and burns the lungs, too."

.. I don't even have to feel my baby kicking, fighting for his life violently inside me. I see that and I cringe in pain. I wonder if it's even possible to not be post-abortive and feel damaged and broken.. like these women.

Alexa swing by at 1:25 PM

This is a must-read:
How lying marketers sold Roe vs. Wade to America

"Women must have control over their own bodies."

"Safe and legal abortion is every woman's right."

"Who decides? You decide!"

"Abortion is a personal decision between a woman and her doctor."

"Who will make this most personal decision of a woman's life? Will women decide, or will the politicians and bureaucrats in Washington?"

"Freedom of choice - a basic American right."

GEE.. is killing a a basic right? I shudder at the thought.

Alexa swing by at 1:01 PM

While Mississippi (which passed six anti-abortion laws last year alone) has the third highest rate of teen pregnancy in the country, it's low number of abortions is not an illustration of the "safe, legal and rare" ideal that many talk about, in which a decline in unwanted pregnancies creates a corresponding drop in abortions. Rather, it is the direct consequence of concerted opposition to abortion from the grassroots to all levels of government. Take a read.

Alexa swing by at 12:44 PM

If you find showcasing pictures of aborted babies offensive (and disrespectful)..

this guy flushed those babies down the toilet like they were nothing:

A New Jersey abortionist is under fire for flushing the remains of babies who died from abortions down a toilet and tossing bloodied materials from abortion procedures into garbage bins. He has been charged by local authorities with operating an abortion business without a license to store or process medical waste.

Detective Lawrence Doyle, the investigating officer, charged Flavious Thompson, 60, with the crimes just days after his receptionist Liza Berdiel was charged with three counts of performing abortions without a medical license, theft and forgery.

Alexa swing by at 11:18 AM

Thursday, January 20, 2005
I was just a boy when I sat down
To watch the news on TV
I saw some ordinary slaughter
I saw some routine atrocity
My father said, don't look away
You got to be strong, you got to be bold, now
He said, that in the end it is beauty
That is going to save the world

- Nick Cave

Alexa swing by at 3:19 PM

Bazilian woman gives birth to a sixteen-and-a-half pound baby boy.

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"If Susan B Anthony were alive today, what would she be fighting for?"

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900 white crosses to represent 45 million killed by abortion since the procedure was legalized by the Supreme Court Jan 22, 1973..

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"Thereupon Mary set out, proceeding in haste into the hill country to a town of Judah, where she entered Zechariah's house and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leapt in her womb. Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, and cried out in a loud voice: "Blest are you among women and blest is the fruit of your womb. But who am I that the mother of my Lord should come to me? The moment your greeting sounded in my ears, the baby leapt in my womb for joy. Blest is she who trusted that the Lord's words to her would be fulfilled"

- Lk 1:39-45.

The church's teaching on abortion

"St. Basil in a letter to Bishop Amphilochius (AD 374) clearly pronounced the Church's teaching: "A woman who has deliberately destroyed a fetus must pay the penalty for murder" and "Those also who give drugs causing abortions are murderers themselves, as well as those who receive the poison which kills the fetus."

.. To oppose this teaching contradicts the revelation of sacred Scripture and Christian tradition."

Alexa swing by at 1:56 PM

Wednesday, January 19, 2005
Yah, women only died before the legalization of abortion.

The heroes of the pro-choice movement

... reminiscing the time before Roe vs. Wade.

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Mom throws newborn baby out of her 2nd floor bedroom window

.. and left him to die for more than 10 hours in the cold. The baby's dad, later arrived at the apartment. After she told him what she had done, he went down to the alley, saw the child and placed him, with the umbilical cord still attached, in the bag. He then brought the bag a few blocks away to the Second Prince of Peace Baptist Church on East 183rd Street in the Tremont section.. left the baby in the bag in the doorway. The mom is 13 and the father of the baby is 15.

"She said she was scared"

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NARAL and the bogus poll..

On the eve of President Bush's Inauguration, NARAL, a major "abortion-rights" group, is condemning the president's "dangerous and divisive anti-choice agenda" and claiming that "a majority of Americans supports a woman's right to choose" - citing as proof the recent Associated Press/Ipsos poll showing a surprising 59 percent of Americans supporting Roe v. Wade.

The only problem is, AP's poll results were obtained by giving survey respondents grossly inaccurate and misleading information about Roe v. Wade. Specifically, the poll, which was conducted Nov. 19-21, featured this statement: "The 1973 Supreme Court ruling called Roe v. Wade made abortion in the first three months of pregnancy legal." In reality, of course, Roe legalized abortion throughout the entire nine months of pregnancy by striking down all laws restricting abortion in all 50 states.

Ach. Ach. Ach.

Alexa swing by at 2:22 PM

Face-to-face with reality..

Well, they aren't pretty for one. The images hurt, intolerable even violating for some. They are a constant reminder of the child that was lost, of our sins. But that's the truth, the raw truth, the reality of it all -- I'm with Demi on this:

"I'm tired of hearing the rhetoric. What we need is to push these photos in the faces of the males who are responsible for the pregnancies. They are the audience my post was geared toward. Not the women who've suffered this horrible experience. For them, I have the utmost compassion. Maybe that's inconsistent and illogical. But it's the truth.

Men need to know what they are doing when they get a woman pregnant, and then casually say, "well, just get an abortion," as if it's like getting a manicure, painless and pretty and efficient. Men need to see the cold, sharp, metal instruments and the bloody jars and the stirrup tables."

And the women too. They need to see for themselves what this "choice", this "rights" means. Killing your baby is not like getting a bloody haircut. You don't flush your baby down the sewerage and say hell, that feels sooo good, now I can get back to my life. There are consequences. And women need to know that.

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For those who wants to participate in the Washington March for Life - here's this weekend's itinerary:


*Convention organized by March for Life Fund at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 400 New Jersey Ave, NW, a short hike from Union Station. Numerous pro-life display tables in lower level ballroom may be viewed without registering for the Saturday to Monday Convention.
See March for Life Fund website for more information.

* American Life League sponsored Rock for Life youth oriented activities beginning with 9 a.m. prayer and sidewalk counseling at a Washington abortion mill . See the schedule of American Life League's March events. Many events will take place at Hyatt Regency.

*American Collegians for Life 2-day conference begins. Note: registrations no longer being accepted since conference is full

* 6 p.m. Rock for Life Concert


* March for Life Fund Convention continues at Hyatt

* 9:45 - 5:30 American Life League seminars, workshops, associates conference.

* 7 - 9 p.m. Laudate 4 Life Rally sponsored by International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church.. Eoghan deFaoite will speak on the issue of life and share his Youth Defence International work in Dublin, Ireland. See complete list of Laudate March for Life events here.

* USCCB sponsored VIGIL MASS FOR LIFE at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception , 400 Michigan Avenue, NE. This is a large event attended by thousands including numerous cardinals, bishops, priests, religious and seminarians.


* 9 a.m. (doors open 7 a.m.) Huge Archdiocese of Washington Rally for Life and Youth Mass at MCI stadium (601 F St NW, between 7th & 6th). Last year 17,000 youth and adults and 1000 seminarians and sisters participated in this lively event. Featuring Fr. Stan Fortuna and composer Steve Angrisano and the "Who do you say I am band". Youth Mass at 10 a.m. to 11:30. Free.

For all details click here and more detailed PDF here.

* 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. Laudate 4 Life the National Memorial for the Pre-born, interdenominational pro-life service , on Capital Hill, Sponsored by National Pro-Life Religious Council. More here.

* 9 a.m. Lutherans for Life Worship Service - 9:00 AM - St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Falls Church, Virginia. Followed by shuttle to Metro to go to the March.

*THE MARCH: Speeches 12 noon, on the podium at the ellipse with the White House in the background (between 15th and 16th on Constitution Blvd). Brief speeches by Senators, congressmen, pro-life leaders, religious leaders. March is organized by Nellie Gray and the March for Life Education & Defense Fund. March to the Supreme Court begins at 1 p.m.

* 5 p.m. Silent No More rally at Supreme Court. Hear moving testimonies of women who regret their abortion. Jennifer O'Neill, Dr. Alveda King and others.

*Rose for Life Dinner at the Hyatt Regency. Cocktails 6 p.m., Dinner at 7. Guest speaker Richard Thompson, attorney who successfully prosecuted infamous Michigan euthanasia doctor Jack Kevorkian. Tickets can be ordered up to Friday afternoon. Details here.

Alexa swing by at 1:42 PM

How can the Dream survive if we murder the children?

Alveda King writes, "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.. I can only beseech the powers that be to hearken to the voice of the Lord and remember that human life is sacred. We cannot play God. If we continue down this path of destruction, we will be met at the gates by our own doom. 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, our babies must live. If we refuse to answer the cry of mercy from the unborn, we are signing our own death warrants.

I too, like Martin Luther King, Jr., have a dream. I have a dream that the men and women, the boys and girls of America will come to our senses, and humble ourselves before God Almighty and pray for mercy, and receive His healing grace. I pray that this is the day, the hour of our deliverance. "

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Vatican Cardinal denounces abortion lobbying in case of raped Chilean girl, calls on Chilean to protect 9-year-old mother and child

Seven non governmental organizations are demanding authorities submit her to an abortion. They claim in a press release that, even though the girl is just weeks away from full term and the child can be safely delivered by cesarean section, that an abortion is necessary for the girl to "avoid the life-threatening risk she faces". Cardinal Jorge Medina rejected the efforts by some local personalities who have attempted to use the girl's case as a reason to legalize abortion.

The cardinal sent his blessing to the girl and said, "Life must absolutely be respected. The fact that such a young girl has become pregnant and in such terrible circumstances does not take away the right to life of the baby in her womb".

"To take the life of that baby is a crime," he went on.  "What has happened is truly sad and she must be helped in everyway.  Of course this abuse is horrible.  It is unqualifiedly an offense against the girl's dignity, but that does not mean that we should take the life of the only person who has no fault," he added.

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Well, what can I say? Chad and I are skipping lunch today. We had a long, late breakfast which lasted till almost half past eleven at The Four Seasons. My editor Isabelle was there too, to talk about our new project, in fact that was why we were there in the first place. Other than that, I really just love the congee and scrambled eggs there. You bet, we were the last ones to leave. It was really sunny by the time we got home, Tyler was crankly by then. Yes, it was real warm out there, and Chad figured that he'd take the boy out for a swim downstairs to cool down. So it's just me and Smelly here, with a tub of Haagen Daz' rum and raisins. Well, thought I'd work on the templates.. really, my sister's friend is supposed to have done up a new look for Birth Story.. and I'm still waiting *hint hint*

Another day till Jules arrives..

Alexa swing by at 11:58 AM

Tuesday, January 18, 2005
"There is something really quite strange about actively seeking to have a new life scraped and vacuumed from your uterus. I couldn't work for the first six months after the abortion. I couldn't know, from one hour to the next, whether I would be crying hysterically, immobile in depression, or tentatively daring to function as a human being."

Abortion's silent pain

Alexa swing by at 2:40 PM

Abortions after rapes in Mexico

"As the young mother watched her mop-haired 5-year-old son push a toy school bus across their dirt yard, she pondered telling him the truth: His father is a rapist.

That conversation is likely years away, as is the day Paulina Ramirez, 19, finds peace with the attack and her unsuccessful attempt to exercise the little-known right of rape victims in this country to a legal abortion.

"I'll tell him how he came into the world and all that, but only when he is old enough to understand," said Ramirez, who wore hoop earrings, her hair pulled back in a ponytail.

Discussing how her life changed after she was raped as a 13-year-old, Ramirez said she felt as if she had been assaulted three times.

There were the two attackers who climbed through the window and bound her with tape. She'll never forget their tattoos or the sound of their voices.

Next came the emotional gantlet of describing the details for authorities in this city across the U.S.-Mexico border from California.

She was a virgin and had never even had a boyfriend.

Finally, there was condemnation, including being kept for a week in the maternity wing of a public hospital, where she was shown photos and a video of destroyed fetuses.

Ramirez learned she was pregnant a few weeks after the attack.

A Mexicali police official said he would grant permission for an abortion if Ramirez and her mother first "think about it real well" with a priest, she said. He drove them to church.

She said her mother argued with the clergyman, who warned that Ramirez - so young she still had stuffed animals - would be excommunicated.

"God forgives so many people that have killed and done so many things," she recalled her mother saying. "Why not us, because we are poor?"

Ramirez said she was put through the wringer but finally got permission for the abortion, only to have hospital officials fight to dissuade her."

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"A fetus is not a baby - it is part of a woman's body":

"If a woman doesn't want to continue a pregnancy all the way (for whatever reason), she should have the freedom to end it, safely and easily. This is for the greater good - for the health and overall well-being of that woman, whose life we should value and cherish more than that of a partially formed fetus. And for the greater good of humanity. After all, isn't it in the greater interests of all of humanity that women not be slaves?

The "right-to-life" people don't see it that way at all. They have made it crystal clear that to them the life of the fetus is more important and has more value than the life of the woman in whose uterus it is. From a social point of view, these people who want to forcibly take away a woman's right to abortion are nothing but vicious, rabid dogs."

Well, click on Christina's Cemetery of Choice and tell me if these women (and their unborn children) died for the greater good of humanity.

Alexa swing by at 1:57 PM

Sunday is Sanctity of Human Life Day

President Bush has issued a proclamation declaring Sunday a special pro-life day to celebrate life and mourn those unborn children who have been killed via abortion.

"We have a responsibility in America to defend the life of the innocent and the powerless," Bush's statement says.

It cites the Declaration of Independence as acknowledging that God has given everyone the right to life and says that National Sanctity of Human Life Day is an occasion on which to "celebrate the sacred gift of life."

I have already sent an email to the President to thank him for the proclamation. You can do so too, here.

Sanctity of Human Life Week begins January 23, with Prayer vigil scheduled for January 29.

In conjunction with Sanctity of Human Life Week, Life Choices Pregnancy Support Center of Dyersburg is providing free black ribbons for the Black Ribbon Campaign. The ribbons are worn in memory of a baby who died as a result of abortion. The ribbons are free. Families, churches, organizations or individuals can order the number of ribbons they need by contacting Life Choices at 286-4673. In addition, Life Choices will also have the Cemetery of Innocence located at nine churches throughout the county. The crosses are to remember the sanctity of human life.

Alexa swing by at 12:15 PM

Norma McCorvey appeals to Supreme Court to overturn Roe vs. Wade

"Now we know so much more, and I plead with the court to listen to the witnesses and re-evaluate Roe vs. Wade," McCorvey said. "It was a dreadful day in America when the Supreme Court allowed a woman to kill her own child."

McCorvey said each aborted child represents another tragedy, the harm to the mother.

"I've worked in abortion facilities, and I've seen firsthand the horrific nature of abortion and its devastation to women and girls," she said.

Alexa swing by at 9:56 AM

Monday, January 17, 2005
Dear Carolyn, my ex's a fibbing jerk and a hopeless drunk, should I sue for child support?..

Washington Post's advice column

Alexa swing by at 5:11 PM

School releases 13-year-old to boyfriend's mother for abortion

"Lopez recounted that the staff member told her that her 13-year-old daughter had been taken to the hospital because she was bleeding. Lopez states that when she asked what had happened to her daughter, the staff member's response was that they didn't know and that her daughter's boyfriend's mother had come to take her to the hospital.

Lopez's 14-year-old daughter then called Lopez, revealing that her 13-year-old sister was about to get an abortion at Planned Parenthood. "I just started screaming," Lopez recalled."

Well, which mother wouldn't?

Hat tip: Christina

Alexa swing by at 2:30 PM

The world's oldest mommy.

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My abortion dilemma

"As a teenager I was a staunch anti-abortion activist. I used to argue that its best not to have sex until you can deal with the responsibilities that come with sex. So if you get pregnant - deal with it. Don't take an innocent life just because that life creates an 'inconvenience'.

Many years (and two children) later I have softened somewhat. I can now much more easily understand the temptation of abortion."

Alexa swing by at 1:55 PM

Babies taken at gun point, Amber Alert issued.

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Now seriously, no one could do this as well as Ashli..

Alexa swing by at 10:25 AM

Fascinating. Now they are calling us "anti-choice extremists".

Alexa swing by at 10:15 AM

Sunday, January 16, 2005
Here's another reason why you should breast feed your child..

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"A child's potential is a wonder to behold. What will they be when they grow up? Who will they become, and how will they influence our world? But one of four will never have a chance to grow up. More than 3,500 die a day. Why? Because women, men and families are frequently scared and confused when faced with an unplanned pregnancy. Many of them end up being "duped" into a quick and easy solution.

The destruction of the child is forever, the loss of their potential and the scarring of the women's hearts are forever. The good news is that Jesus Christ loves you and has already paid for all our sins."

Alexa swing by at 8:09 PM

Abortion without limits

.. when it's easier to get an abortion than to get a tan.

Alexa swing by at 8:04 PM

Sister Bernadette came to lunch today. Teddy prepared a hearty, delicious Tuscan spread, much to her delight. She asked if he's walking already, and I said, "Not yet," and she had this twinkle in her eyes. Sister Bernadette couldn't make it to the birthday celebration the other night, but she had to come back to see him, hand him his present. This is my favorite nun, my source of strength and support, to whom Tyler and I owe our lives to. She holds him. She hold him tight in her arms and tell him how special and how precious he is to his momma. She tickle his tummy, he laughs. She sang him a lullaby and made me wept. He fell asleep in her arms. And for a moment, I feel so, so safe.

Alexa swing by at 7:56 PM

"Let me tell you what I learned in public school. I learned about birth control. I learned where the "family planning" clinic was, right next to the high school. My friends and I thought it was so cool to be there without parents, treated as adults by smiling nurses, eager to give us diaphragms with that knowing wink of what we were doing.. It was carefully explained to us that no method of birth control was 100% foolproof. The common thought was if we got pregnant, we'd just have an abortion. It was just another way of being "grown-up" and it all seemed so pleasant. Planned Parenthood takes advantage of a girl's desire to feel independent. The first time out of my mother's grasp, it's so unfortunate I was placed in the hands of an entity like Planned Parenthood, feeling so encouraged to be "on my own" at a doctor's office for the first time. Everyone was so nice and understanding. That's what they were paid to be. Receiving money to contribute to the corruption of my young friends and I. Sick. ..By the time I got pregnant, all of my friends had already had at least one abortion."

Continue reading "How Planned Parenthood effected my youth"

Alexa swing by at 1:08 AM

She survived abortion:

Gianna Jessen came into the world as a surprise. Her 17-year-old mother knew she was pregnant. She also knew she didn't want to be. She underwent an abortion procedure, having toxic saline solution injected into the womb during the third trimester.

Jessen, then in the womb for 71/2 months, spent 18 hours in the solution. "It burns the baby inside and out," she said. "(The mother) is to deliver a dead baby within 24 hours." But when a 2-pound Jessen emerged, she was alive.

"I did not die that day," Jessen said. "I was delivered alive in a Los Angeles County abortion clinic in a room full of teenage girls who had already had the saline injections and were feeling their children die inside of them."

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Saturday, January 15, 2005
Got problem? Have an abortion.

She took the road less traveled:

"The first thing I knew was when they phoned me at work and said there was a chance that my baby had Down's syndrome. That was the first time Down's came into my life.. I didn't even realise I had been tested for the condition. The next thing I knew, they were telling me what a terrible thing it was and how we had to get rid of this problem. They told me to take two tablets and the problem would be gone."

Alexa swing by at 11:58 PM

.. And my choice for today's best of the web:

"Can we really respect the rationale of someone who says that an abortion is fundamentally the same an removing hair, or some undesirable growth? Let's test this absurd proposition by putting someone's whiskers in an incubator to see if we get a crying baby in nine months.

Partial-birth abortions are particularly onerous. The recent law against them is seen by some courts as unconstitutional, since it makes no provision for the life (or in many cases "health") of the mother. I am curious to know in what medical instances would delivering a baby, all but the head, be less life threatening, then delivery of the whole baby?

Then of course we could entertain the utilitarian argument, about how it's worse to bring children into the world that are liable to grow up in a poor environment. That would have been a good argument for terminating Abe Lincoln in his infancy. Perceived opportunity and eventual achievement aren't a predictable rocket science. A recent president named Bill Clinton had a disadvantaged early home environment.

What about adoption? Some will say it is emotional hardship carrying a baby to term then giving it up. But does it ease the conscience to remember that you killed it, rather than arranging placement in a good home?

As a former fetus, I stand against the practice of abortion."

Alexa swing by at 11:45 PM

Thanks to Bush, disease and abortion are declining.

Alexa swing by at 11:40 PM

Friday, January 14, 2005
Secret of Adrika

p.s. She sure made abortion sounds so.. easy.

Hat tip: Demi

Alexa swing by at 10:24 PM

.. And I thought "Tsunami" was weird.

Alexa swing by at 10:00 PM

You go, girlfriends

.. Essence protests the demeaning images of black women in hip-hop lyrics and videos.

"In videos we see bikini-clad sisters gyrating around fully clothed grinning brothers like Vegas strippers on meth. When we search for ourselves in music lyrics, mixtapes and DVDs and on the pages of hip-hop magazines, we only seem to find our bare breasts and butts... The damage of this imbalanced portrayal of Black women is impossible to measure. An entire generation of Black girls are being raised on these narrow images... And the message and images are broadcast globally, they have become the lens through which world now sees us. This cannot continue."

Alexa swing by at 9:59 PM

I know I was supposed to come back and talk about Tyler's birthday yesterday. Sorry about that, I wasn't feeling too good today, with the cramping, headaches, and the power surge-like thingys on my limbs which mean I can't stay online for too long. I guess I wasn't really in the mood to do anything today. But all in all, yesterday was great. The birthday boy spent the entire day playing with his Uncle Chad and aunt, and fell asleep exhausted by dinner time. He got lots of presents, including a huge truck cake and a toy train courtesy of sweet Uncle Teddy, who flew in yesterday morning. Jules called and sang to the boy, who laughed out loud in delight. We decorated the house with cheery ivory and yellow balloons, and an assortment of yellow and white garden roses and variegated ivies, and frankincense and myrrh. We had lollies, gummies and ice-cream for the children, except Tyler. Hehe. Dinner was catered from my favorite restaurant downtown. Kayla was here, and so were Emily, Fab and Ken, who came for a little while before heading off to Em's brother's wedding. Daddy did not make an appearance, unfortunately.

Thanks to everyone who was there to make sure the boy was happy and let him know that he is loved.

Happy Birthday, Tyler.. Mommy loves you.

Alexa swing by at 9:19 PM

"I looked and screamed "It's my baby!"
In the basin was a red tiny perfectly formed baby. "

Alexa swing by at 7:56 PM

For those who might be interested..

What: Rock for Life Concert

When: January 22, 2005, 6pm

Where: Crystal City Forum, 1999 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Va.

More details here

Alexa swing by at 5:10 PM

A new report from NARAL revealed that states are passing pro-life laws at an increasing rate and that nineteen states would quickly ban abortions if Roe v. Wade is overturned.

Alexa swing by at 4:46 PM

They killed their adopted child because he was not perfect.

Alexa swing by at 4:08 PM

I guess there are just things you cannot forget.

"Friday February 13, 2004.. Figures... it was horrible. From the back room I could hear people chit chatting in the waiting room.. there was no door.. only a curtain... the walls were not the sterile white I had so hoped them to be.. they were yellowish brown.. it was messy... there was a large garbage can full of bloody napkins and such from those before me... at the end of the examination table there were dirty and clean utensils.. once he was done his work... he gave me a pad.. told me to clean myself up and to leave.. I didn't get to lay down and recover from the horrible pain.. the dizziness.. the overall distress this was causing me... no.. I had to clean myself up and leave. He sent my boyfriend in and I hugged him and cried... sitting in a pool of mine and my baby's blood."

Hat Tip: Emily

Alexa swing by at 3:46 PM

California school districts to keep parental notice-abortion provisions

The parental notification poligy allow parents to be notified when their teenagers leave school for "confidential medical services," such as an abortion.

Alexa swing by at 3:33 PM

Woman rushed to hospital after botched abortion in Kansas

The woman was rushed to a local hospital Thursday after a botched abortion at the facility of infamous late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller. The abortion business was accused of botching another abortion in September. First to arrive at the hospital was Tiller employee Edna Roach, a nurse's assistant who often escorts injured women to the hospital from the mill. She was observed to carry medical files into the Emergency Room in an apparent effort to expedite the intake process. Tiller arrived a few minutes later in his armored Jeep, driven by another employee, Sara Phares.

Pro-lifers on the scene asked Tiller, "How many more women have to be injured before you stop, George?"

Photos and more here.

Alexa swing by at 2:14 PM

Thursday, January 13, 2005
It has been revealed that "Consumer Reports" CEO, James A. Guest once led Planned Parenthood of Maryland. This was revealed comes after the magazine's recent article pushing abortion as birth control, and claiming it has no agenda.

"Consumer Reports" cites UN document

Alexa swing by at 2:27 PM

They'll say anything..

NARAL: Most women backed abortion

.. However, the group relies on a flawed poll unrelated to the views of women on the controversial issue to make the claim.

Alexa swing by at 2:12 PM

Abortion isn't about choice, it's about money

"Put in historical perspective, the abortion industry in America has slaughtered seven times as many helpless children as Adolf Hitler did Jews during his infamous Final Solution. What is the difference between Hitler and abortion? The world banned together and stopped Hitler..

WHY do elected officials give so much of our tax money to Planned Parenthood? WHY does "abortion on demand, and without excuse" remain legal, when a majority of Americans oppose the gruesome practice?

The answer is MONEY. Huge sums of money are spent by lobbyists and media groups, greasing politicians' palms and simultaneously putting the public pressure on them to kowtow to the radical feminists' clamor for "reproductive choice"."

Alexa swing by at 1:27 PM

It's Tyler's birthday!

My little son is 1 year old today! Who'd have thought? Times really flies when you are having fun. We will have a little something tonight -- the juicy bits later.

Alexa swing by at 7:44 AM

Wednesday, January 12, 2005
"As the abortionist's instrument is inserted into the womb through the vagina, a desperate foetus can be seen scrambling away from the instrument in a vain attempt to get away from the 'suction tip'. With its mouth open in a silent scream and with extremely rapid and violent body movements, the child's heartbeat increases from 140 to 200 beats per minute, as it senses the most mortal danger imaginable."

Don't believe me? Go watch the Silent Scream video (scroll down the left navigation).

The insanity of abortion

Alexa swing by at 6:24 PM

Is abortion genocide?

Abortion is killing, plain and simple and should be illegal, says one.

Alexa swing by at 6:14 PM

This is amazing..

They saved an unborn baby's foot by operating on the 27-week-old BABY in the utero.

Alexa swing by at 2:48 PM

Here's an interesting way to look at this..

This guy says that baseball bat abortion boy shouldn't be charged (at all), and at most, be charged with "practicing medicine without a license".

Alexa swing by at 2:43 PM

Women who regret their abortions will gather and speak at the Supreme Court in conjunction with the 32nd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision. The campaign is an effort to help women who believe they made an error in having an abortion to speak out about their decisions.

Alexa swing by at 2:19 PM

Tuesday, January 11, 2005
A baby is not a "choice". A baby is not a "choice". A baby is not a "choice".

"Any time you guys decide to enter a woman's body, there's the chance of pregnancy. If you're not willing to deal with that, then you have no business having sex with the woman. THAT was the "choice" you both made."

Demi is right of course.

Sex is a choice. You made a choice to sleep with me. You made a choice not to use a rubber, and you know bloody well there is a chance of me getting pregnant. But no, a baby is not a "choice".

God assures us that He is the one who "makes alive". He knew us before He form us in our mother's womb. He is the one who makes it happen. A child is not a "choice", certainly not a "mistake" but a gift from Him.

Consider this. "When two people decide they don't want a baby, it's dishonest for the woman to decide to have it". You know what is "dishonest"? When you say you'll be there for me and baby, and then you're not.

I'm ranting. There's a dead cat in the middle of the road and no one gives a shit.
The cat is dead because people chose to look away.

Alexa swing by at 9:46 PM

"The Passion of the Christ" wins People's Choice award

Alexa swing by at 2:21 PM

She chooses her baby over her life

Vancouver woman, who created a support group for young breast-cancer survivors, gave birth to a baby girl just two days before succumbing to the disease.

Alexa swing by at 2:07 PM

Tyler Rayne turn one in two days. We will have a smallish, intimate celebration, in wiccan tradition, with close friends and family (check your mails, folks) Thursday evening. Chad and I are still discussing plans for a bigger scale celebration this weekend. Will keep the news posted. Presents, however, may be sent to The Avalon. :)

Alexa swing by at 2:01 PM

"Consumer Reports" advocates abortion

Consumer Reports, has published a list of birth-control options that includes abortion, complete with a section describing how the procedure gets rid of a pregnant mother's "uterine contents".

The main report, which is available in the February issue and online, analyzes various brands of condoms for strength and reliability.

Along with the condom report, Consumer Reports provides both a comparative guide to other contraceptive methods and a page entitled "Birth control: More and safer choices" which includes discussion of abortion, and a referral to Planned Parenthood to eliminate the um.. "uterine contents".

So we go back from being a "fetus" to "uterine contents", eh?

Alexa swing by at 1:00 PM

I love happy endings.

Alexa swing by at 11:26 AM

The rubber broke? No problem, have an abortion.

(Talk about a "one-stop service provider")

Good strategy if you ask me.

Alexa swing by at 11:11 AM

Monday, January 10, 2005
An article by SNM's Janet Morana:

"People began to question me as to why I was involved in such a campaign when I hadn't had an abortion. Here again I had to come to grips with all the children I had lost because of birth control pills.. I was able to come to grips with these feelings of grief and loss recently .. It was a first step in having my feelings validated, and I began to deal with my loss in a new light. I am here to say that I will be "Silent No More" about the children that I aborted through birth control and I am reaching out to the other women who I know share these feelings."

"The life of each human being.. from that human being's biological beginning when the father's sperm fertilizes the mother's ovum"

Alexa swing by at 6:23 PM

What can I say, this one can be addictive:
All about Kevin

"Exoneree" blogs about her mid-December abortion.

Hmm. I wonder if they (Kevin and Jay, that is) "graduate" from the same institute.

p.s. Excellent read if you ever want to do a thesis on bastards

Alexa swing by at 4:01 PM

This morning in the bus, there was this woman and her little girl. The girl has soft dark hair, big eyes and chubby little fingers. Other than the fact that she has Down syndrome, she looks perfect, pretty even and looks just like any other child. I can't help noticing the loving exchange between mother and child, how every whisper from the child is returned with hugs and smiles. It takes somebody special to love a "special" child like that, and suddenly I feel the urge to tell her that. So I tapped the mother on her shoulder, told her how special her daughter is and thank her for having her little girl. She looked surprised, but smiled and thank me anyway.

Alexa swing by at 2:08 PM

I know the bottom, she says. I know it with my great tap root:
It is what you fear.
I do not fear it: I have been there.

- Sylvia Plath

Alexa swing by at 6:02 AM

Sunday, January 09, 2005
Majority of Maltese against abortion

A solid 95.7% oppose abortion in cases where a woman becomes pregnant outside marriage; only 4% are in favour. However, those who favour abortion in cases of rape rise to 17.7%, with those against being 76%; in cases of incest and unborn children with series defects, those who favour abortion are 9% (85.7% and 86.3% respectively are against), and the rest do not commit themselves either way.

Alexa swing by at 8:31 PM

"Vera Drake" could trigger abortions, say doctors

Doctors fear that there was a danger that women, particularly from developing countries, might copy the technique. In the movie, the title character, an abortionist played by actress Imelda Staunton, aborts fetuses by injecting soapy water into the wombs of young girls.

Imelda Staunton: The best piece of work I've done

Alexa swing by at 8:02 PM

Did she jump or did she fall?

An interesting look at The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe

"If there is one thing all her biographers agree upon, it is that she was painfully prone to "female trouble". She suffered agonizing menstrual periods and endured a number of miscarriages. Instantly, the cry goes up: This is a desperate denial of her feminine nature. Or perhaps it is the price she paid for all those (undocumented) abortions. To which Churchwell murmurs back, "endometriosis", a condition that causes the lining of the uterus to grow on its exterior and causes the kind of gynecological miseries that plagued poor Marilyn. To put this point another way: She was not dealing with a deep, dark psychological issue here; she was dealing with a morally neutral medical problem.

..It accounts for so much in her life that went wrong - her chronic lateness on the set, her inability to remember lines, her growing dependence on booze and pills, her disastrous ventures into the study of "serious" acting (which threatened to dull her natural gift for comic vulnerability) and, above all, the swings in mood from tigress to kitten"

Endo? Well, obviously she didn't kill herself (presumably that she did) because she's lonely and dateless on a saturday night, or she got fired from her last film, certainly not because she had endo.. She's had a number of miscarriages and like a dozen abortion (notice the self-destructive behaviour? .. the wrong men, booze, pills, the mood swings) -- it's enough to leave one depressed enough to want to die.

Alexa swing by at 7:35 PM

Saturday, January 08, 2005
Alexa swing by at 8:28 PM

Here, read this:

"It was horrible, horrible"
.. a gripping testimony of what goes on inside an abortion clinic:

"First he puts the mirror in place. Then he measures the depth of the uterus. Next he opens the neck of the uterus with a dilator to make it easier. Then he introduces a small rod with an abrasive ring at the end. The ring isn't sharp, but the scraping hurts a lot of women and they cry or scream.

When the baby is less than three months, the baby disintegrates completely. When the doctor feels that the baby has been dislodged completely, he introduces something similar to a straw. The exterior opening of the straw connects to a vacuum. Then he vacuums up everything that has broken apart. All that he vacuums goes into a jar. You see blood, and bits and pieces of tissue that look like chopped meat. It all comes out in pieces.

When they're about 12 weeks, then the doctor takes the baby out with forceps. He takes the baby out in pieces. He checks each part and he places each one in a tray down below. When he finishes the procedure, I have to drain everything. We drain it to separate body parts from blood. We place all the parts in a jar that goes to the laboratory.

It's impressive how well-defined they are. You can't believe what you are seeing. You see perfect little hands, tinier than those of a Barbie doll. You can see intestines, tiny ribs, their little faces, and their tiny squashed heads. You can distinguish among the parts if the baby was a boy or girl. It makes me so sad to see the jars. It's very hard for me to do all this. To see all that falls on the floor, or for example, to remove a tiny foot from the instruments. A girl who worked here told me that she came home with a tiny foot stuck to her uniform, close to her shoulder. "

And this:

"When the patient is less than three months pregnant, we have to prepare her so that she can come back the next day when she is dilated. The really large terminations are impressive. I have seen three fetuses come out whole. In one instance, you could see the little hand coming out of the uterus. The little hand was moving. But the most impressive thing was the baby that came out breathing. That time, the doctor got sick.

The girl lived in Tijuana. They put dilators in her for two days. The baby was five and a half months. She didn't have a car and came walking to the clinic. Then it seemed like she was going through labor. When the doctor started to work on her, the baby came out without any help. The child came out breathing and died right there. After a minute, he changed color. He turned purple. The assistants felt very bad. They didn't want to put him in the receptacle. The doctor had to do it. All of us were very affected by it.

Later, I saw the doctor in his office. His gaze was lost and fixed on the wall. Afterward, he was on the phone with someone telling them what had happened."

(Thanks to Emily)

Alexa swing by at 8:10 PM

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