Monday, May 05, 2008

Life Links 5/5/08

R.P. shares her abortion story in New University, a paper for the University of California-Irvine.

The New York Times editorial board now appears to be using editorial space to provide free ads for NARAL.
Since a couple more Supreme Court nominations could doom Roe, the National Institute for Reproductive Health, an offshoot of Naral Pro-Choice New York, is trying to inject this question into the presidential campaign. They’re doing it in a TV commercial aimed at John McCain, who –unlike Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton — is strongly anti-choice.

The ad aims to focus voter attention on the harsh real-world consequences if Roe were overturned and abortion became a criminal act.
The ad is horrifically misleading. It claims, “The straight talk about John McCain: He’ll make women criminals.” Because women were punished for abortions before Roe was decided and John McCain is the one who would pass state laws which would make create punishments for women who have abortions? Oh wait. That’s not true at all.

The Michigan State Medical Society has changed their position on embryonic stem cell research to a neutral position. They previous had a position in favor of embryonic stem cell research.

Here’s an AP article on Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and the recent birth of Trigg. Trigg was diagnosed with Down Syndrome during Palin’s pregnancy.
Once her husband got the news, he told her: "We shouldn't be asking, 'Why us?' We should be saying, 'Well, why not us?'"....

"I'm looking at him right now, and I see perfection," Palin said. "Yeah, he has an extra chromosome. I keep thinking, in our world, what is normal and what is perfect?"

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