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Friday, June 29, 2007
Teen mom banned from wearing pro-life T-shirt to school
Sarah Scott, 16, was told the black top bearing the words "Abortion is Murder" in red was offensive.

She was warned she faces exclusion from her school, Banff Academy in Aberdeenshire, if she wears it again.

Sarah, who has a four-month-old son, claimed her freedom of speech had been violated.

She said: "I was wearing the T-shirt when a teacher approached me and that I was never to wear it again because she found it offensive.

"I was told I could be excluded from school if I wear it again.

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Kansas AG Paul Morrison has announced that he is filing 19 misdemeanor charges against late-term abortionist George Tiller
At a news conference Thursday, Morrison described the allegations as a "technical violation" of a 1998 law restricting late-term procedures. "And it's my job to enforce the law," he said.

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Indian doctor files complaint against himself after botched abortion
"Every person has a different ideology and different philosophy," Pradtoy Naskar told the Daily India newspaper. "According to my conscious, what I thought at the moment, I did it. I am feeling very sick."

"Whatever action will be taken by the judicial system against me, will be welcomed by me," he added.

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Thursday, June 28, 2007
Here's a new Down Syndrome blog which share video stories to help and change the way Down Syndrome is viewed and described by the medical community to new and expecting parents..

Hat tip: Leticia

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Stanek: Who's to blame when aborting women die?
Whose fault is it when aborting women die? It depends, according to abortion proponents. If the abortion was illegal, we are. If the abortion was legal, she is.

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Hmm... Unwanted pregnancy is "injury", New Zealand High Court rules

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Kansas AG found no evidence of illegal activity at notorious Tiller's abortion mill
"Our investigation is now complete," attorney general Morrison wrote to Planned Parenthood yesterday, "and we have found no evidence of any criminal wrongdoing by your client."

"As a result, we will not be filing any charges against your client."

Bloody incredible.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2007
No happy ending for abortion
Avoiding abortion on film is not about conservatives or their agenda. Hollywood has long ignored that market niche. Rather it reflects a much broader public perception that worries the film industry. Unlike so many other countries who have matter-of-factly accepted abortion as a "medical matter", America is different.

Hollywood trembles because of the American people's deep ambivalence about abortion. Despite all the rhetoric about "celebrating choice", feminists have been unable to erase the tragedy that inevitably follows abortion. They cannot shake the stigma that comes attached. Even the most ardent pro-abortion political candidates must cast abortion as a sad and unfortunate necessity that is best avoided.

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Researchers at University of Florida have found that stem cells from umbilical cord blood helps children newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. The study found that stem cell transfusions using the adult stem cells helped the children reduce their disease severity, possibly re-setting the immune system and slowing the destruction of their insulin-producing cells..

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Janet Folger lists ways pro-lifers can assure Roe is obliterated:
While pro-lifers bicker about whether the partial-birth abortion ban was strong enough, let me settle the debate: It wasn't. Will it protect many children? It won't. Was it worth doing? Without a better alternative on the table, it was.

I could join in the criticism because I don't think, to use Justice's Kennedy's words, "ripping apart" children is any better than sucking out their brains when they're halfway born. As the person who passed the first ban on partial-birth abortion, let me say, if there would have been an opportunity to restore full protection to these kids, I would have taken it. But with no one courageous enough to utter the word "impeachment" or defy the bench-sitting, self-declared "legislators," who think their black robes grant them sovereignty, we are bound by their tyrannical rule.

But here's the good news: We are now exactly one seat away from reversing this horrific injustice. To put it in football terms, we're in the Super Bowl for the future of our country, and it's "fourth and goal." Sure, we can all find fault with the previous plays. We can talk about the scoreboard, the un-level playing field and the unfair referees – not to mention the media coverage of the game. But (according to the exit polls), with two-thirds of evangelical Christians sitting on the sidelines in the last presidential election, we, the "values voters," were still the largest voting bloc in America. We've been playing the game with only one-third of our team – imagine what would happen if each of us brought two bench-sitters with us to vote for a godly pro-life leader in the primaries and general election? Here's what would happen: We'd win

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Ohio police officer charged with killing missing pregnant woman and her 9-month-old unborn child
Bobby Cutts, Jr. was charged with the murders of both Jesse Davis and her nine-month-old unborn child Chloe after national news stories appeared when her son Blake was found home alone and Jesse missing.

Authorities found overturned furniture and bleached spilled on the floor, likely to cover up the blood loss resulting from the attack, in Davis' home.

Officials eventually found Davis' body Saturday in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, with the body of her dead daughter Chloe still inside her.

Cutts will appear in court today on charges of two counts of murder and Ohio authorities are able to use an unborn victims law to prosecute Davis that is similar to the one used to prosecute Scott Peterson in the deaths of his wife and unborn son Laci and Conner.

Ohio's law says that, at any stage of a pregnancy, if an "unborn member of the species homo sapiens, who is or was carried in the womb of another" is killed, it is aggravated murder, murder, voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, negligent homicide, aggravated vehicular homicide, and vehicular homicide, depending on the circumstances.

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Monday, June 25, 2007
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Sunday, June 24, 2007
Hmm.. another way to look at abortion:
Someone.. wrote something about how the baby's soul gets recycled for next time, only she put it more gently. I like that. At first, I was really mad at my little zygote, even trying to punch myself in the uterus (which is dumb, hurts, and makes you look REAL crazy). Now that I'm getting the abortion tomorrow, I feel more relaxed about the whole thing. The way I have it worked out is, I setting this baby loose from the mortal coil for while and then he/she can come back to me or somebody else who will welcome him/her when the timing is better. No death, only cosmic recyling at its best.

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being Human, a 30-minutes program that gives witness to everyday people who are working to give a voice to the unborn, premieres on EWTN Monday

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Here is a story by a woman who had an RU-486 abortion:

I was betrayed by a pill

Hat tip: Annie

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Saturday, June 23, 2007
Melinda Henneberger, author of "If They Only Listened to Us: What Women Voters Want Politicians to Hear", on why pro-choice is a bad choice for Democrats

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Friday, June 22, 2007
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40% PVS patients misdiagnosed, 50% recover, a new study shows
The studies, conducted by researchers in Belgium, found that the level of misdiagnosis has not decreased in the last 15 years. There were presented at the European Neurological Society Meeting in Greece.

Dr. Steven Laureys, from the Coma Science Group at the University of Liиge, stressed during the meeting that the vegetative state in a significant proportion of patients admitted to intensive care may be transitory.

"The study underlines the importance of extreme caution in any decision to limit the life chances of patients during the acute phase of a vegetative state," he said.

Laureys and his team studied whether the so-called PVS state is a long-term proposition for patients and he analyzed data collected over a five year period at the 26 bed intensive care unit at the university hospital.

He and his colleagues examined 5900 patients and found that just over half of those who showed some degree of impaired consciousness on admission diagnosed as in a vegetative state.

Of these patients with serious brain damage, 28% died in the intensive care unit. 15% were classified as still in a vegetative state when they left intensive care.

However, just over half of those who had originally been considered to be in a vegetative state left the unit having recovered consciousness to some degree ... 59% of those who recovered, got to the point that they could obey commands and instructions from doctors and family.

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Portugal adopts new abortion law but imposes a mandatory three-day reflection period for women seeking the procedure and granted doctors the right to opt out of terminations on moral grounds..

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Thursday, June 21, 2007
Planned Parenthood of San Diego and Riverside Counties sued for the death of a woman who died of toxic shock syndrome after a clinic worker found - but did not treat - a serious infection:
The medical malpractice and wrongful death lawsuit has been brought by Aletheia Meloncon, whose 21-year-old daughter, Edrica Goode, died on Valentine's Day of this year. The Riverside County coroner, in fact, concluded that Goode died of "toxic shock syndrome secondary to retained laminaria cervical dilators."

The problem was the "seaweed stick cervical dilators" used by Planned Parenthood in preparation for an abortion. They are inserted into the vagina to dilate for the abortion procedure as well as to remove the unborn child.

During the initial exam, a "nurse practitioner, K. Sorenson," found an "odiferous creamy-colored discharge" indicative of a bacterial infection, according to the lawsuit.

Despite the clear indications of bacterial infection, the nurse practitioner inserted the dilators. "Thus, the seaweed stick cervical dilators became like wicks that would [turn] the existing local infection … into a raging systemic infection rapidly leading to sepsis and toxic shock syndrome," the court filing said.

Goode then was sent home with instructions to return the next day for the actual abortion. However, the next day, she was so ill from the infection she was "physically and mentally' unable to return.

"By Feb. 4 … Edrica was so ill that she could not stand and was mentally confused. During this entire time, Planned Parenthood had knowledge that women with retained seaweed stick cervical dilators were at risk for developing systemic infection… Further, Planned Parenthood knew or should have know that patients with retained seaweed stick cervical dilators who had bacterial vaginosis at the time the seaweed stick cervical dilators were placed were at much greater risk," the lawsuit said.

"Notwithstanding this, Planned Parenthood made woefully inadequate efforts to contact Edrica Goode, determine her status, advise her that her illness was directly related to infection resulting from retained seaweed stick cervical dilators rather than the flu, and that she required immediate medical treatment."

She eventually was taken by ambulance to Riverside County General Hospital, where she had periods of unconsciousness, was confused and not able to speak appropriately. Four days later, without finding a cause, the hospital announced her discharge.

When her mother objected, "Riverside General Hospital physicians then indicated that they would transfer her to a psychiatry unit," the lawsuit said.

There, a psychiatrist ordered her back to the hospital to rule out infections and sepsis, and several days later, the dilators were found and removed.

However, the infection "had become so profound that ultimately Edrica died on Feb. 14, 2007."
"My daughter made a choice, but she didn't choose to die"

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President Bush vetoes Embryonic Stem Cell Research funding bill, issues an executive order
If the measure Bush vetoed would have become law, the White House said it would have compelled taxpayers for the first time in our history - to support the deliberate destruction of human embryos. Spokesman Tony Snow said Bush's executive order encouraged scientists to work with the government to add research on new stem cell lines - that does not involve the creation, harming or destruction of human embryos - to the list of projects eligible for federal funding.

"The president does not believe it's appropriate to put an end to human life for research purposes," Snow said. "That's a line he will not cross."

The President's executive order:

Expanding approved stem cell lines in ethically responsible ways

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Norwegian health authorities are considering offering free birth control pills girls younger than 16..

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Stanek attributes pain argument to ruthlessness: The pain of the partial birth abortion ban

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Telling the truth about abortion takes courage, says archbishop of Kansas City

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007
President Bush to veto bill that force taxpayers' funding of embryonic stem cell research
"American taxpayers would for the first time in our history be compelled to support the deliberate destruction of human embryos," he said. "For that reason I will veto'' the bill.

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Operation Rescue has full incriminating interview with Dr. Paul McHugh discussing Tiller abortion records..

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Bad dream. Urgh. OK, you can get out of my head now.

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Sam Browback tells NRLC convention that his judge will overturn Roe v. Wade
He said that, as president, he would like to nominate the next Supreme Court justice who could provide the fifth vote to overturn Roe v. Wade.

"We're one vote shy on the Supreme Court. I want to be the president to appoint that justice," the GOP contender said.

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Monday, June 18, 2007
Everyone, please pray for the Minnesota sextuplets-- third sextuplet dies; others in critical condition
A third boy, Lincoln Sean Morrison, died Friday. Two of his brothers, Tryg and Bennet, died earlier in the week.

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Martel Maxwell: 'Surely no woman uses abortion as a lifestyle choice, I thought... the conversation erupted'
I find the term 'pro' abortion unsettling because I don't think anyone thinks it's ever a 'good' idea to kill a living thing. I've always been pro-choice though.

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Sunday, June 17, 2007
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Saturday, June 16, 2007
Folks, please pray for these Minnesota babies
Bennet Ryan Morrison died Wednesday night, and the other babies remained in critical condition Thursday at the neonatal intensive care unit at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis.
Minnesota couple refuses to abort children, six are born

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Police in India have arrested a man posing as a doctor who allegedly carried out abortions of female fetuses in an affluent Delhi suburb and flushed them down the toilet..

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It looks like Philadelphia's City Council has rescinded it's pro-choice declaration...

Hat tip: Jivin J

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Amnesty International defends its new policy on abortion after Vatican criticism
"Amnesty International's position is not for abortion as a right but for women's human rights to be free of fear, threat and coercion as they manage all consequences of rape and other grave human rights violations," said Kate Gilmore, the London-based executive deputy secretary-general of the international human rights organization.

"Ours is a movement dedicated to upholding human rights, not specific theologies," she said in a statement June 14. "It means that sometimes the secular framework of human rights that Amnesty International upholds will converge neatly with the standpoints of certain faith-based communities; sometimes it will not."

In an e-mail interview with the National Catholic Register in New Haven, Conn., Cardinal Renato Martino, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, said Amnesty had "betrayed its mission" by abandoning its traditional neutral policy on abortion in favor of a woman's right to terminate a pregnancy.

"To selectively justify abortion, even in the cases of rape, is to define the innocent child within the womb as an enemy, a 'thing' that must be destroyed," Cardinal Martino wrote. "How can we say that killing a child in some cases is good and in other cases it is evil?

"I believe that, if in fact Amnesty International persists in this course of action, individuals and Catholic organizations must withdraw their support because, in deciding to promote abortion rights, AI has betrayed its mission," the cardinal said.

But Amnesty claimed that it did not promote abortion as a universal right and that it remains silent on the rights and wrongs of abortion.

"Amnesty International's actual policy ... standing alongside its long-standing opposition to forced abortion, is to support the decriminalization of abortion, to ensure women have access to health care when complications arise from abortion and to defend women's access to abortion, within reasonable gestational limits, when their health or human rights are in danger," the June 14 statement said.

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Friday, June 15, 2007
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Thursday, June 14, 2007
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Bill O'Reilly confronts "Tiller the baby killer" in Wichita..

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Man jailed for spiking pregnant girlfriend's food with abortion pill
When he found out that his girlfriend was pregnant the man managed to get his hands on prescription abortion pills. He then mixed three of the pills in with her food.

Having completed her meal, the woman became nauseous, began bleeding and was close to having a miscarriage.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Love is not a victory march/ It's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah

- Leonard Cohen

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Tiller did illegal late term abortions, says analyst
Psychiatrist Paul McHugh said the abortions were done for specious depression reasons rather than because of legitimate medical concerns.

McHugh, a professor at Johns Hopkins University said the records revealed the women having the abortions were distressed for a variety of reasons that may be normal during pregnancy but that none of the women had "substantial and irreversible" problems that required an abortion.

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Minnesota couple refuses to abort children, six are born
A few weeks later, they learned that there were in fact six babies conceived. When doctors discovered that Brianna Morrison was carrying sextuplets, they advised couple to opt for "selective reduction," in which the woman carrying multiple fetuses reduces the number of viable fetuses to two by a procedure that is a multiple abortion.

"However, we knew right away that this is not an option for us," the couple wrote. "We understand that the risk is high, but we also understand that these little ones are much more than six fetuses. "Each one of them is a miracle given to us by God." "He knows each one of them by name and we will trust Him absolutely for their lives and health."

Although the couple�s preparations for their newborns were not adequate, they are confident that God will provide for them. "Truly God [will] sustain us in this just as He has sustained us in everything we've ever experienced. He will bring the lives of these babies to full health and fruition and everyone will say, "Look, God has done something amazing!""

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"The guilt I feel churns me up"

And they said women feel "relieved" after their abortions.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007
A new documentary that takes a "a revealing and provocative look into the deep secrets and deep pockets of the pro-life movement" is set to be released on June 15

Unborn in the USA: Inside the War on Abortion

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Parents in New Hampshire are outraged after learning that the YMCA, in partnership with a local school district, took a group of junior high school students to a Planned Parenthood abortion business..

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Monday, June 11, 2007
Yoko Ono spoke about how John Lennon talked her round after she considered aborting their only son, Sean
The 74-year-old artist says she was unsure whether to have the baby because she did not want to "burden" Lennon, with whom she had just been reunited after an 18-month split.

Speaking on today's Radio 4 programme Desert Island Discs, Ono also reveals that the former Beatle's insistence on going home to see his five-year-old son on the night he was murdered may have cost him his life.

She also talks about her feelings of isolation during the years when, as a Beatle wife, her influence was widely criticised.

Ono and Lennon were married in 1969 after the break-up of his first marriage to Cynthia, with whom he had his first son Julian.

On her pregnancy with Sean, who was born in 1975, she says: "I know it sounds strange now but I thought, well, I should let John decide whether to keep it or not. We'd just got back together and I became pregnant very soon and I didn't know if it was the right moment to have a child because maybe he didn't want it. I just didn't want to burden him with something he didn't want."

Presenter Kirsty Young then asks whether she had understood her correctly.

Ono replied: "Yes I did say that and he said, 'Of course we are gonna keep,' like he was really upset with my remark. And I thought, 'Well let's go ahead with this.'"

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Sen. Brownback stands firm on abortion, against abortion for rape victims
"Rape is terrible. Rape is awful. Is it made any better by killing an innocent child? Does it solve the problem for the woman that's been raped?" the Kansas Republican asked at the St. Joseph's Covenant Keepers gathering.

"We need to protect innocent life. Period," Brownback said, bringing the crowd of about 500 to its feet.

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Sunday, June 10, 2007
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Saturday, June 09, 2007
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A mother and daughter share their abortion stories..

Hat tip: Jivin J

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Dr. Alveda King says abortion is a real Black "quiet riot"
"Senator Obama may know of the 'quiet riots' coming from the black community, but he doesn't understand their source," she told

"Seventeen million black babies have been killed by abortion and the cries of those children, their mothers, and their families are what Senator Obama is hearing," King added. "I invite him to listen to those cries more clearly and compassionately."

"I pray he will realize that hopelessness and despair are only deepened by aborting those who are the future," she said.

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Noelle, a mom of a 2½-year-old with Down Syndrome, is asking that we sign this petition to urge action on the bill to educate parents about the true nature of Down syndrome and the reality of life with Downs.

(Via Leticia)

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Friday, June 08, 2007
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Catholic University of Argentina: "right to abortion" non-existent
In response to proposals that would liberalize abortion laws in Buenos Aires and in other Argentinean provinces, the dean of the School of Law at the Catholic University of Argentina, Gabriel Limodio, warned this week, "The right to cause the death of one's own children does not exist."

"The Constitution and the laws of the nation protect the right to life from the moment of conception and no law that establishes the right to abortion exists. Thus any legislation that puts the life of the innocent unborn at risk is unconstitutional," Limodio said in a statement.

He noted that the law in Argentina does not allow any provincial government or legislature to pass laws in violation of the country’s Constitution. Nor can Argentina's national Congress "alter the content of the National Constitution inasmuch as it protects the human person from the moment of conception," he added.

"No matter what his state of development or what his psychiatric or physical defects are, the human person cannot be considered 'a thing or a product'," Limodio stressed. "This way of describing the human being is clearly discriminatory and fosters a new form of slavery that allows one determined group of individuals to decide about the lives of others."

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Brazilian soccer superstar Ricardo Izecson Santos Leite's response to supermodel's anti-Catholic outburst: "I was a virgin when I got married"

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Claims that abortion causes mental illness are 'fake' and 'deceiving', says Planned Parenthood's Jane Matluck
Years of evidence from women who have had abortions shows that relief is the most common emotional response after an abortion in the first trimester; nearly 90% of all abortions occur during the first trimester of pregnancy.

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Thursday, June 07, 2007
Jews for Life's Bonnie Rogoff on Kansas' notorious late term abortionist George Tiller:

An Auschwitz in America
The media has been working overtime to cover up Tiller's crimes. When the Kansas City Star does report the story they sanitize the facts. Tiller is no different than Josef Mengele. Yet, he is celebrated by pro-aborts across this country while women and babies continue to die. He continues his dirty work because the voters of Kansas allow him to, by choosing politicians without care or concern.

If this is "pro-choice" and "safe, legal abortion," then bring on the coat hangers! When women died back in the awful, unsafe pre-Roe v. Wade days, at least there was justice. Abortion butchers, serial rapists and child predators were apprehended and went to jail. Is it better that women are dying legally and the butchers and rapists get full protection by our government and go free? Can we look back now and say: "See Roe save women?"

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Lightning strikes as Giuliani explains abortion stand..

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"Having an abortion kind of sucks"

... "But the alternatives--unwanted children at an unprepared age, and the sheer indignity of not having reproductive choice--suck ever so much more."


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Gisele Bundchen on abortion
'I am in favour of women doing whatever they want with their bodies,' she said. 'I went to an exhibition in New York which showed the inside of the human body and also the phases of pregnancy. Until four months into the pregnancy there is almost nothing, it's like a small grain.'

Hat tip: Jivin J

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Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Polish man wakes up from 19-year coma
Jan Grzewski was injured at work and while he was hospitalized, his doctors found cancer in his brain and predicted he would not recover.

After his doctors concluded nothing more could be done for him, Mr. Grzewski's wife, Gertruda, cared for him at home, moving his body and feeding him by hand. "I would fly into a rage every time someone would say that people like him should be euthanized, so they don't suffer," she told Gazeta. "I believed Janek (an affectionate nickname) would recover, AP reported."

Mr. Grzewski told Gazeta Dzialdowska, the local daily paper in the northern city of Dzialdowo where he is readjusting to life as a 65 year-old, that at the time of his accident in 1989, the shops were full of nothing but "vinegar and mustard."

Under communism, he said, "meat was rationed and there were huge petrol queues everywhere. Now I see people on the streets with cellphones and there are so many goods in the shops it makes my head spin." He told the media that people complain now as much as they did under communism: "These people walk around with their mobile phones and never stop moaning." But he told his wife that the world is "prettier" now than it was under then and he's happy to be "back". "I could not talk or do anything, now it's much better," he said.

After regaining his ability to speak, Mr. Grzewski told his relatives that he has memories of family gatherings while he was supposedly 'comatose,' at which they spoke to him, trying to elicit a response. Mrs. Grzewska, her husband's doctor said, did the work of an entire intensive care team, turning him every hour to prevent bed sore infections.

"I cried a lot, and prayed a lot," she said. "Those who came to see us kept asking, 'When is he going to die?' But he's not dead."

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Tuesday, June 05, 2007
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Medical Journal: Flawed study underestimated breast cancer risk of abortion
An article published on Friday in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons [1] identifies serious flaws in a recent study on the abortion-breast cancer link by Karin Michels and her colleagues at Harvard. []

Michels et al. reported a 1.01 hazard ratio for women who had one or more abortions; and they focused exclusively on only one of two breast cancer risks of abortion - the debated risk (the independent link), not the recognized risk (loss of the protective effect of childbearing).

The article by Professor Joel Brind of the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute said that the Michels team included flaws in their study, which caused an underestimation of the risk of abortion..

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Ashli talks about her HG (Hyperemesis Gravidarum) and her abortion on CNN

Hat tip: Jivin J

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Abortion causes mental health problems, raises suicide risk, doctors in England said
Dr. Trevor Stammers, who practices at St. George's University of London and teaches medicine there, said he supported the measure to make women aware of the risks and dangers associated with abortion.

He said that in 26 years of medical practice, all of which come after Britain legalized abortion in 1967, he has seen numerous women come to him with physical or mental health problems resulting from their abortion.

"The most recent research has shown very clearly that abortion presents a serious risk to the long-term mental health of women and why it is therefore important to know which women are being offered abortion on mental health grounds," he told lawmakers, according to a report in the Evening Standard newspaper.

Dr. Robert Balfour, a consultant gynecologist, agreed with the analysis and pointed to a study of 5,000 women in Finland conducted between 1987 and 2000 showing that those who had an abortion after an unplanned pregnancy were six times more likely to commit suicide than women who carried their baby to term.

The newspaper reported him saying that evidence for mental health problems following an abortion is apparent in his hometown in South Wales.

Balfour indicated that there were more psychiatric admissions and suicides among women who had abortions than those who gave birth.

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Monday, June 04, 2007
Botched abortion in Washington: Woman who had abortion at Planned Parenthood in Olympia taken to hospital
According to pro-life advocate Ed Sauley, an ambulance arrived at the Planned Parenthood last Friday morning to take a woman to the hospital.

Sauley said he saw the ambulance whisk the woman away but did not have any more information about her identity or condition.

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Friday, June 01, 2007
New research shows unborn children can face emotional stress
The British Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists released the results of the study on Thursday and says that unborn babies as early as 17 weeks into pregnancy suffer from stress.

The stress results when hormones transferred from anxious mothers reach the baby through the placenta.

Researchers measure the levels of cortisol, a stress hormone in 267 pregnant women and took blood tests and amniotic fluid samples from the babies. The fluid is a good indicator of what's happening because it's mostly produced by the baby during the pregnancy.

The doctors found that when the cortisol levels rose in women a corresponding increase the in the levels in the amniotic fluid were found. The link grew stronger as the pregnancy advanced, the physicians said.

Pampa Sarkar, an OBGYN who was involved in the study, discussed the results with the Metro newspaper in the UK.

"We now need to carry out further work to unravel the mechanisms by which maternal stress affects the fetus, both during fetal life and through into childhood," she said.

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O'Reilly rebounds with hard-hitting exposé on Kansas notorious abortionist George Tiller
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly rebounded from a six-month silence to issue a scathing segment on the notorious late-term abortionist George R. Tiller that aired the evening of May 30. During the segment, O'Reilly blasted Tiller for "executing fetuses" for "vague medical reasons."

He was equally critical of Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, who vetoed a bill that would have required Tiller to provide specific medical reasons for abortions after 21 weeks of pregnancy.

"Incredibly, Gov. Sebelius is protecting Tiller," O'Reilly said during his broadcast. "And Gov. Sebelius is allowing him to continue the slaughter. How the governor sleeps at night is beyond me."

O'Reilly produced a document showing that Tiller has a lengthy history of campaign contributions to Sebelius going back to 1994.

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