Archive for January 2011
A federal judge in Baltimore issues a permanent injunction against a law targeting pro-life pregnancy centers. Matt Bowman has the story.
Thoughts on abortion, and worldview, in the wake of the Gosnell abortion clinic murder charges: The Silence That Keeps Me Awake, Truth Observed, January 20,2011, Del Tackett.
Headmistress links to a New York Times article about a care facility that uses common sense and compassion when dealing with senile people – sometimes to the consternation of bureaucrats.
The Anchoress shares a video in which an elderly lady discusses, with deadpan humor, some of the challenges of growing older.
This will be one of those ‘added to as time allows’ posts.
First off, St. Blogustine: 2011 March for Life in Washington DC. (hat tip: comment in yesterday’s post.)
Headmistress at The Common Room is writing some very good, cut-through-the-clutter posts prompted by the horrors uncovered at Gosnell’s Philadelphia abortion facility, but also addressing abortion issues in general. See, for instance this, and this.
Philadelphia Grief: Jim Daly of Focus on the Family recounts some history from 38 years ago, and also looks at the evil found in Philadelphia. From the 38 years ago file, President Nixon was caught on tape saying that he thought there were times abortion might be necessary, including (he said) in cases of interracial pregnancy. (At least I haven’t heard that ‘reason’ for abortion in a while.) He has a picture of the top of the front page of the New York Times from the day the ruling was announced. Interesting. LBJ’s death got top headline.
Also from Jim Daly – how Christians view a person as made in the image of God, and why this makes a difference. Includes a look at Peter Singer’s reasoning, and a history lesson from Tim Keller on early Christians versus the world they came into.
March for Life 2011, at Mommy Life.
State of the Unborn, National Catholic Register editorial, Jan. 21, 2011
I Am Pro-Life, by Amy Smith, National Catholic Register, Jan. 22, 2011. Includes quotes, links.
Life Digest, Baptist Press, January 21, 2011. Teens encouraged to sneak into Kentucky for abortions. More.
Pro-Life Marchers Round-up (updated), The Anchoress, January 24, 2011. Lots of links, including to other posts with links.
March for Life held Saturday in Boise, Idaho Press-Tribune, January 23, 2011 (This is the only news coverage I’ve seen on the Boise march so far. Likewise, I’m having trouble finding coverage of other ‘local’ marches around the country. If you find coverage of city/county/state/regional events, please feel free to let us know in the comments.)
Added: Obama salutes Roe v Wade, Mommy Life.
Added: Idaho lawmaker challenges Idaho’s conscience law in new bill, KTVB, January 20, 2011.
Added: Obama, on 38th Anniversary of Roe, re-re-recommits himself to abortion… again, Thomas Peters, Catholic Vote.org
Added: Marching on the Right Side of History, Jennifer Roback Morse, Public Discourse.
Added: The March that Changed My Life (Or, the Day I Nearly Got Arrested on the Supreme Court Steps!), at Erasetheneed.
And: Meet Zach Goodman , young pro-lifer from Colorado.
Gina Dalfonzo’s sister was born a few weeks after the Roe v. Wade ruling. She sometimes wonders what might have happened if her sister been conceived just a little later, especially given the circumstances.
Rep. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) goes on record against abortion.
hat tip: Vital Signs
Added: More on the speech, and on Lankford, in this Baptist Press article.