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If I understand correctly, Canadian doctors are seeking legal cover for withdrawing medical care without consent.

Ladies, this is a great post on the value of human life and the sanity and power of Christian love: Teaching Grace, by Tim Muldoon (Patheos, March 22, 2011).

Muldoon uses the occasion of his daughter Grace’s attendance at a memorial mass of a premature baby to explore the topics of love and Christianity.

It’s the largest yet.

It runs March 9 through April 17.

At First Things, David Mills reflects on the death of his father and Real Death, Real Dignity.

One of her readers asked The Anchoress ‘Should I pray before an abortion clinic?’ and this wonderful post was written in reply.

Cardinal Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI) wrote wise words about the need for joy, and Wittingshire shares some of them.

Anthony Esolen discusses how, so often, “compassion” has led to murder. A snippet:

Flannery O’Connor once said that without faith we would govern by compassion, and that compassion leads to the gas chamber.  We’d do well to ask why that is so, and what it might have to do with the insights of Lewis and Tolkien.  That is, we should investigate the motives of those who want to see the world, and man in it, as thoroughly secular, free of the holy.

Another snippet:

It is always so with man.  I cannot think of a single degradation of our culture that has not come into the room dabbing at its eyes with a handkerchief, pleading for mercy, or pleading for the opportunity to bring mercy — why, joy itself! — to poor unfortunate others.  Sharkey shows up at the Shire to help.

Read the whole thing.

Meandering down the blogroll, I see…

A Maiden’s Wreath has a book review of The Compleat Gentleman, and is proposing discussion on The Screwtape Letters.

A Ten O’Clock Scholar gives a heads-up on an upcoming Carnival of Anglican Advent Traditions.

At a Hen’s Pace has been dealing with a directionally-challenged Tooth Fairy. Again.

Behold Your Mother is seeking submissions for a Mary Moments Carnival.

Bring the Rain has started a 7×7 prayer challenge. Original post here. Button here.

Jennifer F at Conversion Diary has been rethinking what’s necessary for a good standard of living. She follows up with Consumption leads to more consumption.

Extraordinary Mom’s Network shares a child’s drawing.

The blogger at Half Pint House is Feelin’ Crafty. If you want to know how to make quiet crayon holders, go visit. For that matter, if you also suffer from fits of “obsessive compulsive household rearrangement syndrome,” perhaps you’d like to pop over and commiserate…

Sarah at Just Another Day of Catholic Pondering recommends the cooking book Mouth Wide Open.

To be continued…

For what it’s worth, this video has been viewed 1,280,730 times at YouTube as of right now…

The most common number being kicked around for the number of legal abortions in the United States since 1973 seems to be 50 million. I’ve seen claims higher than that. I see at the National Right to Life site the number shown today is 48,589,993. Whatever the real number is, 50 million seems to be in the ball park, and 50 million is too big for me to get my head around, as we say around here.

So I went to the United States Census Bureau in hopes of finding something with which to compare it. I almost wish I hadn’t. Using July 2007 estimated figures, which is what they’re using for state population figures in the state rankings, I see you could kill every resident man, woman and child in California, Illinois, and the District of Columbia, and still be a few thousand people short of killing fifty million people. (California 36,553,215, plus Illinois 12,852,548, plus D.C. 588,292, equals 49,994,055. These are estimates, remember, but still…)

And that’s just the reported abortions in the United States.

If, by chance, you are someone who was in some way responsible for an abortion death, please understand that there is healing and forgiveness available to you. For a place to start, you might try checking in at The Silent No More Awareness Campaign. A lot of people hurting after abortion have found help there, not to mention a voice. If you are a teen, you might check in with Young Life, which has a program to help young women who choose life, but I’m sure they’ll help you if you didn’t understand that soon enough. Many individual Christians are also ready and willing to help you any way they can, whether they are officially in post-abortion ministry or not. If at first you don’t find the help or guidance you need, please keep looking; Christians vary in their talents and social skills and capacities to deal with specific difficulties, just like everybody else (and, let’s face it, some of them are better taught and/or more mature than others). Or ask God directly to forgive you, and go on from there. Whatever you do, please don’t spend the rest of your life hurting, or bitter, or estranged from God. There’s no need for that.

If you would like my prayers, just ask. Fifty million dead is something I can’t get my head around, but I sure can hear individual cries of grief.

Ladies, help me out. If you know of any good resources for people dealing with the hurt of abortion, please let us know in the comments.

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