Monday, September 21, 2009

Life Links 9/21/09

ABC News has a story about Irene Vilar, an author who claims she was addicted to abortion and had 16 abortions in 15 years. She used abortion as a form of self-mutilation.
Vilar's pregnancies became compulsively self-destructive: After her 9th and 10th abortions, she "needed another self-injury to get the high."

"In the beginning I was taking pills and I'd skip a day or two or give up one month," she said. "I'd think I'll be better next time. But slowly, my days took on a balancing act and there was a specific high. I would get my period and be sad, then discover I was pregnant, being afraid, yet also so excited."

Wesley Smith writes about how a prosecutor has decided to decriminalize assisted suicide in Britain.

Here’s a nonsensical column in the University of Minnesota’s newspaper by Opinions/Editorials Editor Jonathon Brown. In response to receiving an overwhelming number of letters regarding a recent prolife display on campus, Brown writes that students shouldn’t waste their time debating abortion because the debate is “long-dead”and the issue is the most polarizing in America. If the debate is “long-dead” then why are so many students willing to write in to their campus paper about it??

Catholic Culture has excerpts of an interview the Times of Malta did with Doug Kmiec. In one part, Kmiec recalls that Obama described abortion as “taking the life of a child.”

In South Africa, an abortion clinic will apparently be investigated after the body of an aborted child blocked a drain.
"At this stage, we suspect that the foetus was flushed down the drain by the abortion clinic in one of the buildings in Hill Street."

We will be investigating one of the abortion clinics in the area, said Khuzwayo.

She said police were not sure whether the clinic was legal or not and added that this was the third time that a drain had been blocked because of the flushing away of a foetus.

"It happened at least three times last week," she said.

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