Friday, August 22, 2008

Life Links 8/22/08

Charges have finally been filed against Michigan abortionist Alberto Hodari for improper disposal of patient records. Back in March, prolifers found the remains of aborted children along with patient records in Hodari's dumpster.
The warrant was issued on behalf of 12 patients whose records were found in the trash outside the facility by an anti-abortion group in February and turned over to police, Carley said. Documents listed birthdates and social security numbers of three patients. Others indicated the type of medical procedure, test results and drugs prescribed.

Andrew McCarthy on "Why Obama Really Voted For Infanticide?"
The shocking extremism of that position — giving infanticide the nod over compassion and life — is profoundly embarrassing to him now. So he has lied about what he did. He has offered various conflicting explanations, ranging from the assertion that he didn’t oppose the anti-infanticide legislation (he did), to the assertion that he opposed it because it didn’t contain a superfluous clause reaffirming abortion rights (it did), to the assertion that it was unnecessary because Illinois law already protected the children of botched abortions (it didn’t — and even if it arguably did, why oppose a clarification?).

What Obama hasn’t offered, however, is the rationalization he vigorously posited during the 2002 Illinois senate debate.

John McCormack reports that prolife Obama supporter Doug Kmiec didn't know in late May (or at least acted like he didn't know) Barack Obama supports using tax-dollars to pay for abortions. How could he not know that?

Dana Goldstein is still arguing Obama voted against Illinois' Born Alive legislation (without linking to the text of the bills again) because it was about partial-birth abortion. She's doing this despite the fact that Obama, his campaign and pro-choice organizations have made numerous excuses for his votes and never once have mentioned partial-birth abortion. Dana Goldstein is lost in the forest and for some reason is unable to look around and realize no one is with her. The American Prospect should be embarassed for having her on the payroll.

Japanese researchers have created stem cells from wisdom teeth. The AP article seems to indicate the cell are pluripotent and were created using 3 of the 4 genes Yamanaka's induced pluripotent technique used.

The proposal to legalize research on human embryos in Michigan will be on the ballot in November. It will be Proposal 2. So vote no on proposal 2 if you live in Michigan!

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