Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Life Links 8/11/10

Cathy Cleaver Ruse has a piece in the Washington Times on the fight to allow abortions at military hospitals.
No, the real goal of this abortion maneuver is to use the military to accomplish radical social change - to mainstream abortion, to press the government into providing it on a widespread scale so that it becomes respectable and ordinary. Forcing the military into the abortion business would be a major face-lift for an ugly industry.

Kathryn Jean Lopez writes about an effort to make the Hyde Amendment cover more than just HHS funds and prevent any federal funds from being used to pay for elective abortions.

The Colorado Section of the American Congress (wasn't it College?) of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has issued a statement on the most recent state ballot to define "person" in Colorado's constitution. The statement attempts to act like the terminology “the beginning of biologic development of a human being" is vague and unscientific. They also claim proposal language could refer to human cell lines as if a cell line is a human being.

They say the ballot language would have an effect on a number of issues that it clearly wouldn't like treatment of molar pregnancies and the treatment of miscarriages. They provide no explanation for why the treatment of molar pregnancies (not human beings) and miscarried children (dead human beings) would be "banned or highly regulated." The statement also includes some dehumanizing language such as describing an unborn child attached to her mother's fallopian tube as "growing pregnancy tissue."

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