Monday, November 10, 2008

Life Links 11/10/08

The first acts of the Obama presidency? It looks like they’ll be the removal of funding restrictions on embryonic stem cell lines and allowing tax dollars to go to organizations which provide and promote abortions overseas. Not all change is good.

Wesley Smith has a piece in First Things on the assisted suicide movement.
Frustrated advocates adopted an “Oregon-plus-one” strategy, believing that if only a second state legalized assisted suicide, it would put the winds back into their sails. That theory is about to be tested.

The “future of the prolife movement” is losing personhood ballot initiatives by nearly 3-1 margins? I hope not. I also wonder on what grounds Judie Brown would oppose the Freedom of Choice Act. Since the legislation would remove the incremental restrictions to abortion which she opposes, I’m wondering why she thinks removing those “unprincipled” restrictions is a bad idea.

A woman in Florida named Stephanie Collins has been charged with murder after allegedly killing her newborn son and then throwing his body in the trash.
Investigators say 26 year old Stephanie Collins single-handedly delivered a healthy baby boy in the bathroom at her home on Rollohome Road. She then allegedly smothered it to death and dumped the body in a trash can out back.

Collins allegedly told authorities she planned the act during her pregnancy. Collins already has a nine-year-old son and has reportedly had an abortion, but told investigators she didn’t want to go through another procedure like that.
Another article notes that Collins knew about Florida’s Safe Haven law yet still decided to kill her son instead of dropping him off at a safe location.

John McCormack notes the numerous problems with the latest Palin smears printed by Newsweek. Reporters are now apparently too lazy to check if a politician is prolife or not.

The Washington Post has an article on Osiris’ two new drugs developed from adult stem cells.

Jesse Reynolds is sounding the death knell for stem cells as a political issue.

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