Thursday, August 18, 2011

Life Links 8/18/11

Ross Douthat writes about the failings of liberal bioethics with the NY Times selective twin reduction as a backdrop.
Like Dr. Evans, they find reasons to embrace each new technological leap while promising to resist the next one — and then time passes, science marches on, and they find reasons why the next moral compromise, too, must be accepted for the greater good, or at least tolerated in the name of privacy and choice. You can always count on them to worry, often perceptively, about hypothetical evils, potential slips down the bioethical slope. But they’re either ineffectual or accommodating once an evil actually arrives. Tomorrow, they always say — tomorrow, we’ll draw the line. But tomorrow never comes.

A New Orleans abortion clinic was robbed by two men, who were buzzed in after one man asked if his girlfriend had an abortion last week.
Afterward, police said, the men produced a gun, forced three employees in the back office and demanded money.

Police said one victim gave the men money from her purse, took another’s cellphone and struck a victim in the head with the gun.

African-American prolife leaders have a new billboard campaign which calls out Jesse Jackson for his support of abortion.
The ad hints at the groups’ primary charge — that civil rights leaders who support abortion are betraying the black community — and directs onlookers to visit

“Something is wrong,” said Catherine Davis, founder of the Restoration Project, a co-sponsor of the billboard, “when those elected to protect the interests of their constituents turn a blind eye to the horrific impact that abortion is wreaking on the black community. In New York City, for every 1,000 black babies born alive, 1,489 are aborted. In Washington, D.C. for every 100 black babies born alive, 165 are aborted! Something is wrong!”

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