Ladies for Life

Archive for October 2009

The Knights of Columbus have long been dedicated to building a culture of life. They also have a Fathers For Good program that should help with that. (Fathers For Good is for daddies, not priests, by the way.)

hat tip: Joe Healy

Ladies and gentlemen, feel free to use this post to politely correspond on whatever strikes your fancy. WordPress now has it set up so you can respond to a specific comment, which means that there can be various subject-specific threads under one post.

While we’re on the subject of comments, one of my favorite comment box statements is over at Wind Scraps, where Shannon Woodward has “Thank you for your kind, loving comment. Um … you were kind and loving, weren’t you?”

(Just something to keep in mind, folks, should you be tempted to be something other than loving and kind.)

Those of you with previously accepted comments should be able to post away without me, but sometimes that doesn’t work. For the sake of newbies, and for comments that might get hung up for whatever reason, I’ll try to check back a couple of times later today to clear out the inbox, and maybe join in the chat.

We haven’t tried this before around here. Help us get it off the ground, OK? Fire away with questions, favorite recipes for this time of year, news tips, homemaking tips, policy concerns, culture of life ideas, useful links, fun links, parenting tips, notices of blog carnivals, online petitions you’d like to promote, what have you.

1. Last weekend, hundreds of thousands (perhaps as many as two million) people took to the streets of Madrid to protest the Spanish government’s proposals to reduce restrictions on abortion. (Via Alliance Alert, Oct. 19, 2009)

2. A Canadian student who tried to join in the Pro-Life Silent Day of Solidarity this week was put in isolation for the day by the school principal. But hundreds of thousands of other students throughout the world got to not speak to their classmates and communities.

3. AP reports that “Abortion advocates are fighting a proposal to build a new Catholic hospital near Washington, DC. …”. It seems odd to me to fight a hospital simply because the administration and staff plan to not kill anybody. But isn’t that what these activists are doing? (Via Alliance Alert, October 22, 2009)

4. The Catholic Archbishop of Denver, Charles J. Chaput, writing at, discusses The Task of the Catholic Medical Profession. It’s a fairly lengthy article, adapted from a recent speech the Phoenix Catholic Physician’s Guild, but it’s worth a read. A special heads-up to those of you who love someone who has Down Syndrome. Well, and another special heads-up to those of you concerned with the culture wars. OK, in short, it’s not just for medical professionals. Not by a long shot.

5. There’s a National Pro-Life Conference for Canadians Oct. 29-31, in Saskatoon. The theme is Building Bridges: Making Choices for Life.

6. Also from Canada, the Saskatchewan Pro-Life Association has awarded its The Humanity of the Unborn Child Pro-Life Award to former U. S. President George W. Bush.

7. A news update: the middle school student in Pennsylvania who was forced to turn his “Abortion is not healthcare” t-shirt inside out last month, can now wear the shirt, thanks to a temporary agreement approved by a federal judge this week. Kari Andren, reporting for The Patriot-News, has more on the story.

Find more 7 Quick Takes Friday posts at Conversion Diary. My thanks to Jennifer for hosting. (And, by the way, Jennifer has a couple of pro-life Quick Takes in her post this week. Check it out.)

Catholic Heritage Curricula has a textbook for high school bioethics called The Human Person: Dignity Beyond Compare, by Sr. Terese Auer, O.P. Find out more (or order a copy) here. (Via Love2Learn Mom, blogging at Studeo.)

From the Alliance Defense Fund, Oct. 12, 2009:

SCRANTON, Pa. — Alliance Defense Fund attorneys filed a lawsuit in federal court last week against the West Shore School District for prohibiting a student from wearing a T-shirt bearing the message, “Abortion is not Healthcare.”  Officials at Crossroads Middle School in Lewisberry ordered the student to remove the shirt on the day of President Obama’s public address to students because the officials deemed the shirt “inappropriate,” saying it might insult somebody.  The school routinely allows other students to wear a wide variety of messages on their clothing.

Full news release, quotes, and related media resources available at the following link:

I’ve added some links in the blogroll recently. For instance, just so far today I’ve added island breezes and Deliberate Engagement and 40 Days for Life Halifax.

If you haven’t checked out the sidebar recently, why not head over, and check out a blog or website you don’t visit regularly? And offer a word of encouragement or thanks, perhaps?

As always, if you’re a pro-life lady and host or co-host a blog, please feel free to apply for the blogroll. Your blog doesn’t need to be centered on pro-life issues. It does need to be civil.

I’m hit and miss for online time these days, so it might be a few days before I can respond. I appreciate your patience. Thanks.

Welcome. This is just another place for pro-life ladies to meet and share and offer support to one another.
October 2009

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