Monday, January 25, 2010

Life Links 1/25/10

In a NPR interview, late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart shared his opinion on “back-alley” abortionists who performed illegal abortions prior to Roe v. Wade.
But I've always defended the back alley providers because most of them do a really decent job.
Carhart also says, he’s “pro-life” and claims the only person who knows when life begins is the “mother of the life that she's carrying.”

Jack Cashill on a couple cases of media malpractice relating to the March for Life 2010.
As Sanchez deliberated, CNN's cameras seemed to have found the same disgruntled crew of pro-abortion protestors that USA Today had found the year before. After the commercial break, Sanchez finally conceded that although he had not "gone out and counted signs individually," most of the protestors "seem to be anti-abortion activists."

A couple of pro-choice filmmakers (Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing) debuted a movie at Sundance Film Festival entitled, “12th and Delaware” which focuses on a crisis pregnancy center and an abortion clinic which share a street corner in Florida.
Making "12th and Delaware" turned out to be eye-opening for the filmmakers in another way: It made them feel that the anti-abortion forces, in Grady's words, "are winning the hearts-and-minds campaign. Abortion is still legal, but there's a huge taboo about it. Who cares if it's legal if no doctor will train to do it?"

"While we were sleeping," says Ewing, "the pro-life side organized a cultural campaign. A recent Gallup poll showed that for the first time more than half of the country identifies itself as pro-life. They have an unpaid multitude of soldiers and they're more revved up; they think it's murder, so of course they're revved up."

The Guttmacher Institute has a couple of resources which may be useful to prolifers. One describes various legislative actions relating to abortion in 2009. The other lists new laws enacted by states and the month of enactment.

Here’s the San Francisco Chronicle’s write-up of the West Coast March for Life.
A counterdemonstration organized by the Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive Rights drew only a few dozen demonstrators, many of whom marched alongside their counterparts on the Embarcadero, chanting slogans including, "Get off our ovaries, keep your rosaries."

Organizers and participants of the abortion rights demonstration worried about their paltry showing.

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