Today CatholicVote.org published an article that covers a lecture Dr J gave in early February. In fact we already have a thread about it. (Pro-Family Speaker Challenges Students) But apparently people are still writing about her talk, it is a presentation well worth revisiting, and the author of the article very succinctly sums up what I consider be one of the greatest dangers – if not the very greatest danger – of same-sex ‘marriage’. (See the second quote box below.) Read more…
National Right to Life News:
PPFA often argues that increased funding will enable them to reduce the numbers of abortion. The problem is their own organizational reports don’t seem to show that.
The amount that Planned Parenthood has gotten from federal, state, and local governments has been increasing steadily over the past several years, more than doubling since 1998, but abortions done at Planned Parenthood have not gone down. In fact, they have increased dramatically during that same period, rising at a rate … that very nearly matches the rate of those funding increases (see chart).
Many say they would like abortion to be “safe, legal, and rare”. It can never be made to be truly safe; it should only be legal to save the life of the mother; but at least we can agree on the “rare” part. The study referred to in this article shows us one way that will help us accomplish that much, anyway. (Download the study directly and read it for yourself if you like.)
At most Pregnancy Centers you’ll find a (regrettably) thriving Post Abortion Syndrome Support group – and many of the volunteers at the clinic are often members.
Those of you who have been hurt by abortion (or know someone who has) will want to read this.
For more information, visit Abortion Recovery InterNational’s websites: Read more…
File this one under “Duh! Ya’ think?” We exterminate a third of the offspring who would have otherwise been supporting us in our old age, and then we wonder why the Social Security system didn’t work out the way we had planned.
Between 130,000 and 160,000 people demonstrated in central Madrid, Spain, on Saturday against laws that make abortion easier, according to organizers.
Why is it that this event was covered only by Christian news websites?
Steve and Cokie Roberts (Yes, the Cokie Roberts of NPR…) have published a book about how they’ve made an interfaith marriage work for almost forty-five years. And in my ever so humble opinion they do indeed deserve to be praised and admired for standing so resolutely by their vows – especially in an age when prevailing societal values and so-called ‘no-fault’ divorce laws would have made it so easy for either one of them to unilaterally terminate the marriage.
But in an article about their book published today in the Muskegon Chronicle they ventured beyond issues of faith to comment on the same-sex ‘marriage’ debate and asserted that “…same-sex couples bring the same devotion to their relationships — and face the same challenges — as any straight couple.”
The first person to post a comment on the article had a few pointed questions about that: Read more…
Julie Rovner, NPR health policy correspondent: Well, the conflict is really that PP keeps its statistics according to the percent of those services that are provided, not according to how many people get what… Sarah Stoesz from PP kind of misspoke when she said it was 3% of patients who come in get abortions.
It is actually a little bit closer to the 10% that [Susan B. Anthony List President] Marjorie Dannenfesler suggested, because there are about 3 million patients who come in. There are about 300,000 abortions provided…
Neal Conan, host: And the difference might be that the same woman who later received an abortion also got a pregnancy test and counseling and some other services.
Rovner: Absolutely. So many of those patients are getting more than one service and who – many of the patients who get an abortion are probably getting other services as well.
“A little bit closer”? 3 million divided by 300,000 is actually 10%. Furthermore, and the bigger point, as LiveAction.org pointed out, over 35% of PP’s income comes from abortion. NPR would be fair and balanced to report that statistic as well.
Actually, almost 37% of their health center income is from abortions, in fact… Read more…
OK, is this not a full frontal attack on our right to freedom of the press, freedom of speech, and even our freedom of religion, even freedom of thought, no less? Have the advocates of same-sex so-called ‘marriage’ not always vowed that would never happen? But are they not now demanding that everyone else (especially newspapers) call their relationship a ‘marriage’ just because they say that’s what it is, whether or not any of the rest of us happen to think it is so?
Reed-Walkup and Walkup, and that is not a law firm, tried to pay the Dallas Morning News to run a wedding announcement. Officials with the paper, citing the legal status — or rather illegal status — of same-sex marriages in Texas, said, no, no thanks but the announcement can run under the heading “Commitments.” Read more…