Women who are considering abortion are at a very vulnerable time in their lives. Many of these women are ambivalent and uncertain, struggling to make the right decisions. It can be a scary and difficult time. It’s also a time when support from those around them can be very important. It is tragic for a woman to face the terrible decision of having an abortion alone.
Therefore, it is disturbing that some pro-choice activists and clinic workers encourage women to keep their abortion dilemmas is to themselves, and, particularly, not speak to people who might give them life-affirming alternatives.
Over a year ago, the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts (KSBHA) stripped Ann Kristin Neuhaus of her license to practice medicine. She’s been unsuccessfully fighting to get her license back ever since, but the board required her to pay the almost $100,000 in court costs for an appeal, effectively ending her appeal.
This, of course, has pro-aborts crying foul. Poor Dr. Neuhaus is being targeted by the mean old pro-lifers, and did absolutely nothing wrong whatsoever. One abortion advocate, Katha Pollitt, wrote a sympathy piece in The Nation where she even went so far as calling Neuhaus a “hero provider”.
A friend once confided in me that she had had an abortion. She had two children and pregnancy hadn’t been easy on her. Her doctors told her that continuing her latest pregnancy was risking her life. I could tell she was in pain and I didn’t know what to say. No one had ever told me flat out about their abortion before. There is so much I should have said and done in that moment. But I didn’t. Here’s what you should do if your friend confides in you about her abortion.
An adorable and surprising story is making its way through Facebook pages today. It’s the story of a Tulsa, Oklahoma couple – Andy and Sarah Justice, who had a longing in their heart to have children but struggled to conceive. After three and a half years, Andy and Sarah decided to go to a specialist, but the treatment was too expensive. Instead they went in a different direction and contacted an adoption agency connected to a faith-based Crisis Pregnancy Center.
In the adoption process, the birth mother got to choose the family she wanted her child to go to. Andy and Sarah were happy when they got a call from a mom letting them know she had selected them. Sarah began bonding with the mom by taking her to her doctor appointments. At an ultrasound appointment they all received an amazing surprise. The doctor told them the birth mom was carrying triplets.
The Presidents remarks were spoken, thousands of people have returned home from D.C. and the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s, ‘I have a dream’ speech has been written about in hundreds of news publications.
Now what? It always seems like we celebrate something for a few days, get super excited about it and then go back to life as usual. It’s the way we are with New Years resolutions. We resolve to exercise, plant a garden, take a poetry class or make sure we pay our bills early every month. Yet we rarely accomplish all the things we set out to do. We have so many dreams, but those dreams don’t always become a reality.
Maybe that’s why we love people like Dr. King. Martin turned his dreams into action. That action caused a chain reaction that literally changed the world as we know it. Pretty inspiring stuff came out of the life of a young black preacher from Georgia.
I’ve been a part of some pretty incredible experiences in my life, but I’ve never been a part of something so surreal, so life affirming and so insanely beautiful as watching my son come into this world… It was this watershed moment where I knew that everything I valued before seems finite and temporary.
Olsen joins a slew of famous men and women who recognize just how amazing a new child is.
By now you may have heard of the post by the author who goes by “bacon” on Return of Kings. It’s quite difficult to read, and there’s no other way to really categorize it but filth. Cassy Fiano for Live Action News has provided her own helpful analysis as to how awful such a bro-choice viewpoint really is . I get the sense that “bacon” is serious here though unfortunately with what he’s posting about, mentioning his own experience and giving such in-depth tips.
Unfortunately, men like this do exist and this piece is a further form of evidence as to how bro-choice is sadly a real issue. Believe me that bro-choice exists and is bad is not something I delight in being right on. Further, with pieces like this one by “bacon,” the more apt term would instead be bro-abortion. Because really, these bros don’t really love choice so much as they love abortion as their easy out for consequence-free sex.
For nine months, Adam was carried in his biological mother’s womb. He was safe with her, until the day he was born. Shortly after his birth, in a hospital in India, Adam was abandoned. He had been born with severe physical deformities.
No one in his family wanted him. Not one of them opened their heart or home to him. He was a child whose life many in this United States of abundance would deem unworthy of living.
When doctors told Adam’s family that they could not just abandon their child, their response was quite frank. His family said they would kill him. His village said they would poison him. So Adam stayed in the hospital and waited for his true family. He didn’t have to wait long.
I swear I didn’t set out to spend three posts in a row haranguing the hacks at RH Reality Check, and I promise I’ll get back to the many other pro-abortion propagandists out there soon. But when they keep offering up such spectacularly disastrous attacks…well, birds gotta fly, fish gotta swim.
On Tuesday, Lauren Rankin, a Women’s and Gender Studies (don’t laugh) student at Rutgers University who ironically focuses on “the political use of shame,” went on a diatribe inspired by something WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said in the course of praising libertarian icons Ron and Rand Paul. He credited what he called their “principle of non-violence,” including “aspects of non-violence in relation to abortion that they hold.”
Boy, did that confound Rankin!
It is unclear, at least to me, how opposition to abortion is grounded in a commitment to non-violence.
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas again demonstrates the sad reality of the cliché “the rich get richer.” Though it had an income of $22,296,294 in its last reported fiscal year, it continues to lament its poverty at the state of Texas cutting funding to the organization – and now rejoices that the Perot Foundation has donated $1 million to help sustain death instead of life.
The Dallas Morning News reports that the foundation was making the donation at a time when “some charities are distancing themselves from the major provider of women’s health services.”
In an effort to seemingly expand California’s already large abortion state, Assemblywoman Toni Atkins has introduced a bill, AB154, which would allow non-physicians to perform abortions. Live Action president Lila Rose condemned the bill, which would make abortion even more commonplace, and more dangerous for women.
Because the evil legislators of Texas showed how much they hate women by putting laws in place that the majority of both Texans and Americans support, there is clearly a need to help those poor, poor Texas women forced to have abortions before 20 weeks of pregnancy in clean, well-regulated abortion clinics. And what better way to do that than with a video game? Introducing Choice: Texas, a “very serious game.”
Abortion advocates like to phrase the ongoing legal battles over abortion as a “war on women,” but is it really? Most women don’t identify as pro-abortion. At least half of all American women, if not slightly more than half, are pro-life. Abortion is in no way an issue where all women walk in lockstep. And really, is it women who benefit most from abortion being free and legal on demand? Hardly. The people who have the most to gain from keeping abortion legal at all times are slimeball men.
Abortion is a perfect tool for them to use in order to use women for sex whenever they want, and avoid any potential consequences or repercussions for their actions. The only person who has to do anything is the woman. The slimeball doesn’t have to undergo an invasive medical procedure, after all. He doesn’t have to deal with the many physical and emotional risks that come with abortion. That all falls onto the woman’s shoulders. Abortion is an easy way out for him.
“Abortion” might seem an odd search term for Pinterest. But since this explosive, relatively new social media site is increasingly becoming an addictive place to share opinions, beliefs, and ideas – in the form of images – we ought to check in and see just how abortion is doing.
Of the first 20 images to show up (as of 7:04pm EST today) on Pinterest when “abortion” is searched, a full 19 of them are pro-life. What’s more, these images represent a creative cross-section of truth – not simply a collection of bland talking points.
Take a look at the images below (chosen out of the top 20 Pinterest results), and add your own commentary on how you think these images could be effective.
Remember those times Barack Obama was elected as president of the United States and a bunch of pro-lifers insisted that abortion would expand under his hands and it was the end of the world? Yeah. That didn’t happen.
Make no mistake: His abortion record speaks for itself and it’s not a very pretty picture. His affection toward Planned Parenthood is almost embarrassing, and his support for abortion rights is unlike any president we have seen. But the thing about extremists is that they tend to prick the consciences of others — in both directions — and in this case, history will show that electing a pro-abortion president probably helped the cause of the pro-life movement more than if we hadn’t.
First Arizona; now Nebraska. Abortion is plummeting in some states, and the trend seems to follow staunch pro-life efforts that seek to stand up for women through abortion-restrictive legislation. According to the Associated Press, Nebraskan abortion rates have been on the decline since 1992, when they were 5,600 — a sharp contrast to today’s rates in the state, which are below 3,000 abortions annually.
According to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, the decline has looked something like this:
Year Total Per 1,000 live births
2008 2,813 103.9
2009 2,551 93.8
2010 2,464 93.9
2011 2,372 90.9
2012 2,299 87.5
It never ceases to amaze what passes for “qualified” among pro-aborts. A couple weeks ago, we marveled at how an alleged “senior legal analyst” could, with a straight face, defend an Ohio law which even the American Civil Liberties Union recognized was an unconstitutional infringement upon a pro-life organization’s free speech rights. And today, RH Reality Check’s Jessica Pieklo has more mangling of the Constitution for us to facepalm at.
Noting that Idaho, North Dakota, and Alabama have found themselves saddled with legal fees for defending democratically-enacted pro-life laws from judicial disenfranchisement attempts (not that she puts it quite that way), Pieklo asks, “at what point is it unethical for states to defend blatantly unconstitutional abortion restrictions?”
Editor’s note: This is a humorous presentation of very real science
In a shocking study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers found that fetuses who hear specific, repeated sounds in utero are likely to recognize those sounds – and differentiate them from others – after they are born. The study, conducted by researchers from the University of Helsinski, revealed that blobs of tissue are capable not only of hearing sounds in utero, but also of remembering and recognizing those sounds weeks or months later, after they are released from the uterine environment.
In Part 1 of this article titled, “Why I’m Pro-Life: Out of indifference into activism” I share my story of growing up unaware and uninterested in all things related to abortion. I explain how a confession from my mother started my journey out of indifference towards abortion into activism. In this article I’ll share the shocking information I discovered that further solidified my pro-life stand.
Abortion advocates like to call pro-lifers the extremists, but is that really the case? As evidence, let’s examine Jessica Valenti’s latest pro-abortion rallying cry:
It’s time resuscitate the old rallying cry for “free abortions on demand without apology.” It may not be a popular message – but it’s absolutely necessary. After all, the opposition doesn’t have nearly as many caveats. They’re fighting for earlier and earlier bans on abortions, pushing for no exceptions for rape and incest, fighting against birth control coverage – even insisting that they have the right to threaten abortion providers. The all-out strategy is working; since 2010 over 50 abortion clinics have stop providing services.