Saturday, November 27, 2004

Was Princess Di post-abortion?

The Drudge Report is saying that allegations have arisen that Princess Diana became unhinged with misery and grief due to an abortion she had in 1994 to cover up an adulterous affair.

Any thoughts?

A call to post-abortion women

Why not build a web site on the facility that did your abortion, and/or the abortionist? This can accomplish several things:

1. It counters the, "So you're ONE dissatisfied customer out of many thousands!" argument.
2. It will allow other women who've had abortions at the same place or by the same abortionist to feel it's safe to come forward and band together. Imagine how powerful it would be to have post-abortion women join forces for support, or to close down a seedy abortion mill!
3. If the place is still opening or the abortionist is still active, it serves as a warning to other women.
4. It will provide valuable information to researchers and other activists.

For ideas on how to look for dirt on your facility and abortionist, see Digging for Dirt on Abortionists.

Let me know if you need any help getting started on your research or your web site! And don't forget to post your own story.

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Illegal Abortions: The Myth and the Cure

Post-abortion researcher David Reardon of the Elliot Institute is again rallying support for his Illegal Abortion: The Myth and the Cure drive.

Reardon's research is impeccable. He tackles common abortion-advocacy myths, including:

1. Illegal abortions are inherently more dangerous than legal abortion.
2. Legal abortions merely replace illegal abortions 1:1.
3. Once a woman decides abortion is the soultion to her problem, she will stop at nothing to procure it.

Let's educate ourselves, and the public. And let's make it plain that prolifers are opposed to all abortions, the illegal and self-induced as well as the "safe and legal" kind.

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Who decides who's human?

Prochoicers often insist that we have no moral obligation to protect the unborn because there is no legal protection for them. But like the unborn, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) had no legal protection in Missouri until 1976 -- when an extermination order was finally recinded!

Would these prochoicers say that it would have been morally acceptable for a serial killer to have prowled Missouri in the 1950s and 60s, as long as he preyed only on Mormons? Let's be serious! The govermnet can err, as it did with the Missouri extermination order, and as it did with Roe vs. Wade. A person's a person. It's wrong to exclude anybody from the human family based on religion, age, size, abilities, or location.

Monday, November 22, 2004

Out of the frying pan....

Making abortion legal was supposed to run the quacks out of business. (Exactly how it was gonna do this remains a mystery. Did they really thing these guys were gonna go, "Gee! I'm no longer risking arrest! That takes all the fun out of it. I'll go sell used cars instead."?)

Luis Barquet was just one example of how criminal "butchers" responded to legalization. Or rather, how criminal "butchers" were instrumental in abolishing the laws they'd been breaking so that they could practice their vices openly.

Saturday, November 20, 2004

Post-Election Reflections

With the election over and much talk going on about what's gonna happen in Washington, I think it's time to bring back an old piece on P.J. O'Rourke on Government.

My favorite quote:

The American political system is like a gigantic Mexican Christmas fiesta. Each political party is a huge pinata - a paper mache donkey, for example. The donkey is filled with full employment, low interest rates, affordable housing, comprehensive medical benefits, a balanced budget, and other goodies. The American voter is blindfolded and given a stick. The voter then swings the stick wildly in every direction, trying to hit a political candidate on the head and knock some sense into the silly bastard.

Friday, November 19, 2004

Quick and easy abortion?

Legal abortion is touted as a quick, easy way to get out of a bad situation. But a woman I call Latisha found her abortion dragging on for a month. And this was a quick, surgical abortion, not the drawn-out chemical abortion.

Sunday, November 14, 2004

Common Ground

Is there room for common ground between prolifers and prochoicers? There is, when we're dealing with concerned prochoice citizens rather than with prochoice advocacy groups.

Four areas that have been identified by prochoice and prolife citizens talking together are:
  • Eliminate sales of abortions to non-pregnant women
  • Eliminate coerced abortions
  • Identify underlying causes of abortion and develop strategies to address them
  • Encourage support for women who don't really want to abort

    The question is, when will prochoice citizens catch on to the reality that prochoice organizations and activists do not want to even admit that these issues exist, much less address them?

  • Saturday, November 13, 2004

    Abortionist Philip Rand loses license at last!

    Thanks to the Pro Life Forum for alerting me to the fact that abortionist Philip Rand, 86, had his medical license suspended by the state of California. This was a result of a botched abortion at the infamous Nick Braemer abortuary in Santa Ana. Rand took over the killing there when Braemer's license was revoked on Halloween Day 2001. Rand has had over 45 judgements against him and he just filed for bankruptcy in 94 to avoid paying millions of dollars to the families that he had hurt.

    I have adding information on Rand to my site at RealChoice.

    Thursday, November 11, 2004

    Reminder: Embryonic Stem Cells

    Between John Kerry's campaign, and the death of embryonic-stem-cell advocate Christopher Reeve, the use of human embryos for medical experiments is back in the limelight. Mel Gibson has spoken eloquently of how nothing but disasters have befallen those who've tried embryonic stem cells, whereas there are many successful treatments currently available with adult stem cells.

    We need to publicize the failures of embryonic stem cells, and the successes of adult stem cells, to awaken the public to the reality behind the push -- it's about money, not about cures.

    For more, see:
  • Mel Gibson Opposes California Embryonic Stem Cell Research Measure

  • Mel Gibson Joins Fight

  • Stem Cell Research: Facts vs. Myths
  • Tuesday, November 09, 2004

    3D and 4D Ultrasound: Friend and Foe

    The new 3D and 4D ultrasounds can be a powerful tool for life, as they allow parents to see and bond with their unborn children.

    But they can also be a tool for eugenecists, who want to use the new technology to identify ailing fetuses and target them for abortion.

    Overall, abortion-rights activists tend to view the ultrasounds with animosity, as though truth itself is rallying against them. And it's their gut horror of anything that helps mothers bond with their unborn children that leads me to conclude that this new technology is going to be beneficial in the long run to families.

    Monday, November 08, 2004

    Beware "Maternal and Fetal Indications"

    Women who don't want abortions are being frightened into them by doctors who recommend abortion at the first hint of trouble.

    Claims that legalizing abortion only makes it available to women who want abortions ring hollow when compared to the reality of women browbeaten into unwanted abortions. We as a society need to decide which we prefer: for women who truly want abortion to have to go to some trouble to arrange it, or for women who want to have their babies to have to fight tooth and nail against a medical establisment urging them to abort. We're told that legalization is at worst the lesser of two evils. Evidence is that legalization has unleashed a whole new set of evils upon mothers and children.

    Hebrew Words Give Biblical Reflection

    By looking at the original Hebrew words, we can come to a greater understanding of what the Bible says on life issues.

    For example, did you know that the Hebrew word translated "compassion" can also be translated, "womb?" Think about it!

    Saturday, November 06, 2004

    Arlen Spector

    There's talk of putting Arlen Spector (R-PA) in charge of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

    Arlen Spector was District Attorney in Philadelphia in 1972. He looked the other way while "Dr." Harvey Karman (pictured) performed dangerous, experimental, illegal abortions on a busload of minority women bussed to Philadelphia by the "Jane" syndicate in Chicago. It was a fiasco.

    Spector has a long record of allowing abortionists to do as they please, regardless of the law, regardless of the safety and well-being of women.

    When will ordinary citizens start to see that the "prochoice" movement, and "prochoice" politicians, are the bootlickers of the abortionists, and have no more concern for the real needs of women than a telemarketer has for the real needs of somebody he's pestering at dinnertime?

    Friday, November 05, 2004

    A Mother's Nightmare

    "Mistie Guthrie's mom tried frantically to halt her underage daughter's abortion. Despite parental consent laws, Dr. James R. Brillhart at Indianapolis Women's Center performed the abortion that both of Mistie's parents were trying to stop.

    To add insult to injury, when Mrs. Guthrie sued the clinic, a judge dismissed the suit.

    Mistie was hospitalized for suicidal depression after her abortion.

    Legalization has certainly emboldened abortionists, and removed protection from women and young girls.

    Thursday, November 04, 2004

    On November 4, 1977, Louchrisser Jackson, a 23-year-old mother of five, died of complications of a botched legal abortion.

    After causing a massive tear in her uterus and calling a non-emergency ambulance service, her abortionist tried to transfuse her with his own, incompatable, blood.

    Wednesday, November 03, 2004

    Okay, now what?

    Bush is in the White House for another four years. This may seem like a prolife victory. But we'd do well to remember that the largest drop in abortions came during the rabidly proabortion Clinton administration.

    We can't simply sit back and expect Bush to do the work. We need to redouble our efforts to:

    1. Educate the public about the false promise of embryonic stem cell research, and the real results from adult and cord blood stem cells.
    2. Break down the public perception that women and their unborn children are natural enemies.
    3. Promote life-affirming options for end-of-life care.
    4. Clean up the abortion industry.
    5. Continue the push to portray those with disabilities as people with lives, the same as anybody else.

    Now that the election's over, let's get back to work!

    Moris Helen Herron, Abortion Death

    On November 3, 1983, 26-year-old Moris Helen Herron died of complications of a legal abortion performed by a Bakersfield, California, doctor.

    When chastized for his treatment of Helen, the doctor insisted that he did not perform elective abortions but was merely doing a D&C after a miscarriage.

    Tuesday, November 02, 2004

    Two abortion deaths to remember

    November 2 is the sad anniversary of the abortion deaths of Latachie Veal in 1991, and Karretu Jabbie in 1989.

    It's especially important to note that although Latachie's death was discussed by her abortionist at a National Abortion Federation event attended by two CDC employees, the CDC didn't count any abortion deaths among women of Latachie's death and age range for 1991. So much for their vigilance in noting abortion deaths.

    Monday, November 01, 2004

    Election eve reflections

    There's been a lot of finger-pointing during this election, and I admit to being as guilty of it as the next person. I think we'd all do well to reflect on II Chronicles 7:14:
    If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

    Read more on God's Instructions for His People.