Monday, August 08, 2011

Life Links 8/8/11

The Daily Mail has the story of Charlie Allen, a 5-year-old who was born at 23 weeks, weighing 1 lb. 7 oz.
Charlie's survival prompted Mrs Allen to re-ignite the debate on the abortion time limit, and she has called for the current 24-week deadline to be lowered.

She said: ‘How can you say at that stage that they are not a life. They are babies - Charlie is living proof of that.

‘The abortion time limit should be reduced.

‘Charlie has amazed all his doctors and the hospital staff. He was faced with battle after battle from the moment he was born, but he's overcome them all – he's my little fighter.'

Salon did some research into a woman whose death from an illegal abortion shaped Mitt Romney's previous pro-choice beliefs.

China is promising to work on its sex-selection abortion problem.
The pledge is in the outline of a plan for childhood development through 2020 but has no specifics. The plan said authorities would increase efforts against the non-medical use of ultrasound tests and abortion of fetuses based on gender.

Abortionist Richard Leigh from North Dakota recently died. In his career, he performed more than 11,000 abortions.
In January 2003, on the 30th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Leigh said in an interview with the Herald that he had no regrets about his medical career choices.

"Abortion is not a good solution," he said then. "It would be better if we didn't have it. But it would be even better if we didn't need it."

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