Monday, January 18, 2010

Life Links 1/18/10

According to a local CBS news station, Tim Tebow will be featured in Focus on the Family’s prolife Super Bowl ad.
In the spot, the Tebows will share a personal story. "Focus on the Family" hasn't released any details about the spot, but it's believed the commercial is likely to be an anti-abortion message that chronicles Pam Tebow's 1987 pregnancy, according to the Associated Press.

Prolifers heckled Obama during a rally for U.S. Senate candidate Martha Coakley. Newsbusters has the video.

Russia’s health minister has called on Russia to reduce its high abortion rate in order to increase its population.
"The topic of reducing abortions is definitely on today's agenda. This won't solve the birthrate problem 100 percent, but around 20 to 30 percent," Health Minister Tatyana Golikova said, quoted by Russian news agencies.

Golikova said that in 2008 there were 1.714 million births in Russia and 1.234 million abortions. Russia has long had one of the world's highest abortion rates.

John Garvey writes about Martha Coakley’s attack ads against Scott Brown’s conscience protection bill.
Political ads by nature are not sensitive to nuance. Coakley’s ad charges Brown with a lack of “understanding or seriousness” because he “favors letting hospitals deny emergency contraception to rape victims.” But suggesting that we protect the right of conscience does not show a lack of understanding or seriousness. It does not even show a lack of support for abortion - any more than it shows a lack of support for the armed forces to say that we should exempt Quakers. What both show is a decent respect for religious liberty, as admirable and American as the author of the First Amendment.

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