Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Life Links 5/21/14

The nation of Armenia may move to restrict sex selection abortions. 
The head of RA National Assembly Standing Committee on Healthcare, Maternity and Childhood Affairs Ara Babloyan held a workshop on the topic “Sex selective abortion occurrences and causes in Armenia” where he mentions that the problem must be treated on a legislative level.

Upon the discussed project, it is suggested not to inform the parents about the child’s sex before the fetus is thirty weeks old. The project is not yet put to circulation, however after the discussions it will be sent to the government.

A mother of two daughters and one son, 35-year-old Marine Sargsyan from Echmiadzin says that before giving birth to her son she did a sex selective abortion three times, because every time the fetus was a girl.

A Dutch man was jailed for disturbing a euthanasia.  
The man created the disturbance at a nursing home in Waalwijk, upsetting the dying patient and family in the last moments of life, news agency ANP reports. The man also refused to leave when asked to do so.

The judge in the case said he was also concerned about the man's opposition to abortion. He considers all doctors who help out at abortions should be killed, ANP says.

Margo Davidson, the cousin of Gosnell victim Semika Shaw, won her primary race in Pennsylvania.  Abortion advocates pushed for Davidson's removal after she voted in favor of abortion clinic regulations which would have protected her cousin.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Life Links 5/15/15

The Missouri House has passed a bill to extend their abortion waiting period to 72 hours.  It passed 111-39.  Pro-aborts are lamely doing a cermonial filibuster outside the Capitol.   
The House voted 111-39 in favor of the measure Wednesday, sending it to Nixon, who has previously allowed other abortion restrictions to become law without his signature. That included a measure last year that requires doctors to be in the room for the initial dose of a drug used in medical abortions.

Nixon said Tuesday that he would review the extended waiting period and act in a manner consistent with his other actions on abortion legislation.

Louisiana appears it will be the next state which passes a bill to regulate abortion clinics and require admitting privileges.  A bill passed their Senate by a 34-3 vote.
Abortion-rights groups say the restrictions would close three of Louisiana's five abortion clinics, but in the strongly-conservative state, those objections don't sway many lawmakers. The protests and sharply-divided debates of Texas haven't taken place during the Louisiana Legislature's discussion of the proposal, which has received bipartisan support.

Amid protests, Planned Parenthood is opening a new abortion clinic in  Kissimmee, Florida.  Currently in the midst of a nasty divorce, Congressman Alan Grayson attended the ribbon cutting.  Also, attending was Peggy Howland who doesn’t seem to realize her talking points from the 60's and 70's have been disproved.

The Rev. Peggy Howland, 80, an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church since 1958, worked with fellow clergy in the 1960s to make abortion legal. She was on hand to give the invocation at the center — and make her case for abortion rights.

Before Roe v. Wade, she said, "there were a million illegal abortions in the U.S. every year, and these were done in places that were unsafe, and many women died.

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Emily Letts Q and A with Philadelphia Magazine on abortion decision

After Cosmopolitian magazine publish abortion counselor Emily Letts’ explanation of filming her abortion, she’s received a fair amount of media coverage, including a Q and A with Philadelphia Magazine.  

The Cosmo article shows how the Cherry Hill clinic has pretty low standards for who can be an abortion counselor.
I reached out to Cherry Hill right after I finished my training. I asked to volunteer, but instead they asked me to come in for a job interview. I was hired on the spot to be one of the clinic’s abortion counselors.
In her interview Letts shares how she has a special relationship with the image of her aborted child.  
But you do understand that there's a huge segment of the population that looks at you as a murderer, that you have destroyed life that God created? You can't deny that this was at least potential life, and that you ended it.

Yes, I do realize it was potential life. I have a special relationship with my ultrasound. People say it sounds weird, it’s my process. I realize it was potential life, and I love it in my own special way. I’m not glib and cavalier. I’m comfortable with my decisions.

After claiming not to be glib and cavalier, Letts then comes off as glib and cavalier regarding her decision not to use birth control.
Yes, and that here you are, counseling women about their reproductive choices, when many see you as irresponsible in your own decisions.

It's been an unexpected departure from what I thought I was going to talk about. I'm not quite sure what people want me to say.

I wasn't on hormonal birth control, and I wasn't consistently sexually active. I wasn't super interested in putting hormones in my body. I tried to get an IUD five years ago, but it was like $600.

So, yes, I am a sex educator, and I didn't use a condom. Yeah. Absolutely. How many times did you do something that you knew had consequences but you did it anyway? How many times did you not wear your bike helmet? How many times did you get in a car with someone who had been drinking?

It was a mistake to not use a condom. Life is full of mistakes. It happens.

Letts also reveals that not all of her clinics patients are filled with relief after an abortion.
Trust me. I counsel women on grief and loss all the time. You feel very much like you're saying goodbye, a feeling of emptiness, a feeling of giving up an idea.

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Life Links 5/1/14

Boxer Floyd Mayweather apparently broke up with his finance because she aborted his twin children. 
According to documents obtained by, Ms. Jackson had an abortion not long after learning she was pregnant with twins by Mayweather.

According to one source, Jackson originally claimed to have had a miscarriage, but it didn't take long for Mayweather to discover the truth of the abortion. Mayweather was said to be affected "emotionally and mentally" as abortions go against his belief of killing babies. Furthermore, we're informed that Mayweather began to question if the babies she was carrying were really his, causing him to call an abrupt end to the relationship.       

Michael Stokes Paulsen on men and abortion and how "her rights" quickly becomes "her responsibility."
It’s not hard to grasp the Court’s intuition: If abortion is the “privacy” right of the woman— a function of her autonomy, her body, and her life, needed to further her social and economic equality—it makes little sense to give fathers a veto, or even a vote, in the abortion choice. But the unintended consequence of vesting the abortion right entirely in the woman is to absolve the man of all responsibility. If it is exclusively her right, it is exclusively her responsibility. He is free! It’s not his choice at all! He can go on his merry way, leaving the pregnant woman the choice to abort her child.

An 18-year-old in Arizona has been arrested after he allegedly sexually assaulted a number of teenage girls.  One girl apparently became pregnant and had an abortion.
An another case, a victim became pregnant after she was allegedly raped, PCSO said.

"One of the 13 victims actually became pregnant because of the sexual assault, and she subsequently had an abortion," Babeu said. "These are horrible crimes that cannot be tolerated in our community."