Thursday, November 12, 2009

Life Links 11/12/09

Is infamous Michigan abortionist Alberto Hodari closing up (at least some of) his abortion mills? LifeSite and LifeNews both have the account of Flint Right to Life’s Judy Climer who claims his Flint clinic has a for sale sign.

Hodari’s Womancare clinic in Southgate is also for sale.

Maybe he needs some cash to pay for all his legal troubles.

In Japan, a group of scientists implanted the nucleus of an older woman’s egg into the cytoplasm of a younger woman’s egg and then fertilized those eggs in a test tube.

Americans United for Life’s blog has a good post noting how the current status quo for abortion in health care consists of not only federal dollars not going to pay for abortion but also that federal dollars aren’t used to subsidize abortion in the insurance plans of federal employees.
Also, federal dollars are prohibited from subsidizing private plans that cover abortion. Private plans participating in the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) cannot offer coverage of abortion because the plans are subsidized by the government (and, thus, by taxpayer funds). In other words, federal employees cannot purchase an insurance plan that includes abortion coverage.

FOX News interviews Professor Daniel Offen, BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics Inc, chief scientist Prof. Daniel Offen regarding their research into the possibility of ALS treatments using adult stem cells.

Kathleen Parker’s most recent column is about forced abortion in China.
Late-term abortions are problematic, but the Chinese are nothing if not efficient. On one Web site for Chinese obstetricians and gynecologists, doctors recently traded tips in a dispassionate discussion titled: "What if the infant is still alive after induced labor?" ChinaAid provided a translation of a thread regarding an eight-month-old fetus that survived the procedure.

"Xuexia" wrote: "Actually, you should have punctured the fetus' skull." Another poster, "Damohuyang," wrote that most late-term infants died during induced labor, some lived and "would be left in trash cans. Some of them could still live for one to two days."


But Littlejohn hopes Obama will "truly represent American values, including our strong commitment to human rights." She is also calling on Planned Parenthood and NARAL to speak up for reproductive choice in China.

On this much, both sides of the abortion issue can agree: Forced abortion is not a choice. Averting our gaze from China's horrific abuse of women is.

Bishop Thomas Toobin shreds Congressman Patrick Kennedy’s excuses for voting in favor of abortion.
Your rejection of the Church’s teaching on abortion falls into a different category – it’s a deliberate and obstinate act of the will; a conscious decision that you’ve re-affirmed on many occasions. Sorry, you can’t chalk it up to an “imperfect humanity.” Your position is unacceptable to the Church and scandalous to many of our members. It absolutely diminishes your communion with the Church.

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