The Mississippi Baptist Convention has collected 50 million pennies and erected a memorial to the approximately 50 million children aborted in the United States since Roe v. Wade. A plaque at the memorial reads
Before you is a collection of 50 million pennies! Each penny represents one child who has been aborted since the Supreme Court decision Roe vs. Wade in 1973. A penny like a baby seems to be so small and sometimes of very little worth, but when seen in a collection of 50 million it becomes enormous. Each coin is a person, but in many cases it also represents the difficult process of decision-making, fear, and loneliness. While some speak of pro-choice, these babies had no choice. While some speak of a mother's right to control her own body, 50 million babies were not given their right to live. Fifty million missing children represented by these pennies must be cause for us to stop, pray, consider what we are doing as a nation, ask God to forgive us, seek ways to help those who are struggling with the decision, and look to the Lord to restore each of us.
Dutch authorities have dropped charges against a woman accused of traveling to Spain to have an abortion in the 28th week of her pregnancy.
The public prosecutor's office in the central city of Den Bosch says in a statement Thursday that the case has been closed because the woman suffers psychological problems and is considered unlikely to repeat the offense.
MIT’s Technology Review has a piece on the stem cell snake oil sales companies.