All posts by Laura Peredo

Laura, a senior Business Management major at Benedictine College, wants to make the world a better place one person at a time. She enjoys being counter-cultural and wants to show people how valuable and loved they are. Follow her blog at: asingledropintheocean.com

Why we don’t need Planned Parenthood

As many abortion supporters say, poor women would be without healthcare if it weren’t for Planned Parenthood. Right?

In the wake of Planned Parenthood’s latest scandal, they’d like us to believe that they are necessary and good for us. But here’s why America doesn’t need Planned Parenthood.

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How to help stop assisted suicide in California

The California state Senate passed SB 128 close to party lines earlier this month. It is moving forward, and is set for a vote by the Committee on Health next week.

Isn’t it compassionate to give people who are suffering from terminal illnesses the choice to end their life in an allegedly peaceful way? How dare we take that choice away from them by saying this law shouldn’t pass?

I’ll tell you why.

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Girl with Down Syndrome defies statistics

Though we’ve moved away from institutionalizing people who have Down Syndrome or other forms of so-called disabilities, we don’t all have the opportunity to know someone who is disabled. Perhaps this is because the vast majority of people diagnosed prenatally are aborted.

Now you have a chance. Allow me to introduce you to Madison.

Madison Tevlin is a twelve year old girl who loves to sing. And she happens to have Down Syndrome.

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Baby girl survives cancer detected before birth

After suffering the loss of a child through miscarriage, Lisa and Anthony Smith were elated to know they were expecting a baby girl. That is, until “joy soon turned to terror” when doctors detected a tennis ball sized tumor on the baby’s neck at 32 weeks.

Lisa expressed how they “were terrified. I couldn’t bear to think of her having cancer as an adult, let alone ­before she was born.”

As a mom, she “just had to pray that she [Jenna] would be able to survive.”

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Essure birth control is ruining women’s lives

According to recent news coverage and personal testimonies, hundreds of women have experienced adverse side effects from Essure – “the only non-surgical, permanent birth control available”.

How does it work? Metal coils are inserted in both fallopian tubes, causing a woman’s body to grow tissue through them, blocking the fallopian tubes. In most cases, this prevents pregnancy by making eggs unable to reach the uterus.

But Essure stories aren’t all happily finished families as the product owner, Bayer, would like you to think.

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An open letter to abortion clinic clients

Dear ladies walking into abortion clinics,

As you walk in this morning, I just want you to know that we care about you, and that we’re here for you. Yes, us people on the sidewalk. We want you to know that you’re not alone. I can’t speak for the people who are yelling at you. That’s not what I believe in. But for those of us who are here to offer you information on local resources and spend our time talking with you? We care about you.

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Embryonic stem cell research: Setting the record straight

With the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge going around, many people started talking about how they can’t support ALS because embryonic stem cell research kills babies. Other people said that it doesn’t matter because the embryos used for research coming from the IVF process have no hope of living anyway. And others? They said embryos are hardly people, so have at it.

There are all sorts of “facts” being thrown around, so let’s set the record straight with some scientific facts.

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Novelist wants new book to cause people to think about abortion

Kasey Jackson is a wife and pro-life advocate who, in the last two years, had twin boys and wrote the newly released pro-life allegorical suspense novel BLUE. The book is written in a a unique histopian genre as it intertwines a fictional story with real-life historical events, namely the implementation of the Termination of Pregnancy Bill in South Africa in 1996.

Jackson believes that “art influences culture” and wanted to reach across the pro-life vs. pro-choice divide through her writing. The original inspiration for the story came “after watching a documentary about the social justice issue of the harvesting of body parts of people with albinism in different areas of Africa.” Her motivation for the story “was to explore the subject of abortion in a way that was approachable from BOTH sides of the debate–pro-life and pro-choice–to hopefully open up a fresh discussion about this issue.”

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BDSM and violent sex for underage teens? Some parents say yes

BDSM is a big trend, which is no surprise with the booming response 50 Shades of Grey experienced and the highly anticipated upcoming movie version. What is a big surprise is how nonchalant many American parents view teen involvement with it.

When Live Action’s recent investigative video was released showing a Planned Parenthood counselor giving dangerous and unhealthy advice to a minor, we took to the internet with a tweetfest to bring attention to it.

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