Monday, February 16, 2009

Life Links 2/16/09

According to David Axelrod, President Obama is considering overturning Bush’s restrictions on the federal funding of embryonic stem cell research.
"We're going to be doing something on that soon, I think. The president is considering that right now," Obama adviser David Axelrod said on "Fox News Sunday."

The Weston & Somerset Mercury (a UK paper) has a story of a woman who had an abortion at 17 weeks because she was taking drugs which may have harmed her child. The woman is blaming her doctors for not discovering her pregnancy.
The 24-year-old says she would have stopped taking the tablets immediately and dealt with any pain cause by her illness another way if she had known she was carrying her 'beautiful' son.

Instead she had to give birth to her him on a commode and he died in her arms just four minutes later.

About a week ago the Worle mum had been told it was too late for a straight-forward termination. So, on Friday she took a tablet to stop her baby's heartbeat so she could deliver her dead child on Monday.

But the tablet did not work and Katie then had no choice but to deliver the 17-week-old foetus alive.

Michael New has responded to Joseph Wright’s response to Michael New’s criticism of his study on abortion reduction.

Gerald McDermott and Carol Swain note the problem with a local Planned Parenthood president claiming there are “too many abortions.”
This is odd, when you think about it. If the fetus is simply a blob of tissue, what would be wrong with a lot of abortions? Of course, if these fetuses are really little human beings, then we could understand their worry.

Prolifers in the UK are hoping to get more information about unborn children being killed for minor defects like club foot, cleft palates, or webbed fingers.
In 2005, after a public outcry over the termination of a foetus with a cleft palate at 28 weeks, the Department of Health (DoH) stopped publishing abortion statistics if fewer than 10 cases were carried out. Details of abortions on foetus with club feet, cleft lips and palates and webbed fingers and toes were no longer published.

The Information Commissioner has ordered the release of the figures, requested by the Pro-Life Alliance campaign group, but the DoH is resisting, claiming that the data could lead to women who have late abortions being identified.

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