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He is breathing on his own, too, which is very good news. But all his family had been asking all along, really, was that they could take him home. And he’s finally there.

Planned Parenthood has been drinking at a lot of public troughs in the United States. Reductions are being considered in some states.

Eight amendments to the budget redirected $61 million away from the abortion industry and into more worthy causes:

The programs to which the money was allocated were strategically selected based on the cuts to their budgets.  Some pro-abortion members of the House were livid that their Pro-Life colleagues forced choices ON RECORD between the abortion industry and children with autism, adults with mental health needs, etc.  While passions rose and tempers flared once the abortion advocates realized what was happening, the Pro-Life amendment sponsors remained compassionate, confident, and courteous.

I think I like this strategy. 🙂

hat tip: Barbara Curtis

Legislation targets pregnancy centers in Oregon. Info here.

Heads up, Californians.

Never mind that embryonic stem cell research has helped no one and harmed many – or that adult stem cell research has provided great benefits without the ethical downsides. California has come up with a sneaky way of skimming more money from the citizenry to pay for embryonic stem cell research, according to EraseTheNeed’s Blog. Barb says “This new bill (AB 190) is due to be heard tomorrow, April 5.”

Baptist Press takes note of pro-life progress in state legislatures in the United States.

The House and Senate need to work out some differences, but it looks like Texas is well on its way to insuring that more mothers see their unborn child before deciding whether to kill the child. Under the House version, a woman would have to have a sonogram at least a day before an abortion, so she has time to think about it.

I’m still hoping for – and don’t intend to settle for less than – widespread personhood recognition of the unborn in my lifetime, but considering that oh so many people don’t really seem to ‘get’ the real, live uniqueness and self of each preborn without seeing a sonogram, I can certainly understand the push to make sonograms more a part of the landscape. Please, though, let’s not stop there. Anything but protection from conception to natural death keeps us in ‘legally choosing to kill unwanted people’ country. And that’s not a good place to be.

The post begins (emphasis in original):

From Father Corapi,

A large number of endangered, unwanted, and unborn children held a town hall meeting on the 4th of July – alarmed at the brutal and untimely killing of millions of their brothers and sisters in recent years. That the murderous war waged on them had the full force and respectability of the law made their plight all the more terrifying.Their complaint was humble and it was simple. They were not distressed by rising gas prices, or the deteriorating economy in general. They were not even frightened by the exponential increase of natural disasters. The threat of global warming or global terrorism did not greatly disturb them.

They had become an endangered species, and little had been done to answer their terrified and silent screams from the womb. They decided that the barbaric treatment that they and their fellow unwanted unborn human beings have had to endure for perilous decades was unconscionable and unbearable. They cried out to their Creator for inspiration and protection, and then unanimously they put forth a declaration. It began as follows:

“When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of nature and the Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS TO BE SELF-EVIDENT, THAT ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL, THAT THEY ARE ENDOWED BY THEIR CREATOR WITH CERTAIN UNALIENABLE RIGHTS, THAT AMONG THESE ARE LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS…

THAT AMONG THESE IS LIFE; THAT AMONG THESE IS LIFE; THAT AMONG THESE IS LIFE!”

The first and pre-eminent right is the right to life. This truth the Founding Fathers were sure of, and anyone with any common sense at all is equally sure of it. 232 years after the Declaration of Independence was signed the amount of common sense that seems to be operative in many spheres of influence – most notably the courts and the political arena – can easily be poured into a very small thimble. The United States of America seems to have a death wish, and we have traveled far down the road to having that wish realized. When law divorces itself from common sense and spawns the illegitimate offspring of distortions of law, resulting in illegal laws – based neither on the natural law nor divine law – this undermines law itself, generating disdain for the law. Erosion of trust in the courts, or the system in general, is inevitable.

Read the whole article.

hat tip: Mrs. Rene O’Riordan’s Facebook page.

Of course, it makes most sense to protect each human being from the moment of conception. Everything else is an artificial line, as well as an immoral one.

But to afford legal protection as soon as a beating heart is detected would at least save lives, and would be a step in the right direction. William Wilberforce, if I remember right, had to settle for abolishing slave trading before he could get opponents to consider abolishing slavery itself.

Besides, even the campaign for a Heartbeat Bill might be useful. It ought to be harder to convince someone that a person is just a blob of tissue, once they have been properly informed that the ‘blob’ has a beating heart, and the accessories like veins and arteries and blood that go along with actual working hearts. Blobs, by definition, aren’t supposed to be differentiated and fine-tuned and developed like that.

Potentially good news from Spain:

MADRID February 3, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Mariano Rajoy, Spain’s current front runner for the position of prime minister in 2012, has stated that he will seek the repeal of the country’s new abortion law that permits the deadly procedure on demand during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy…

He is also proposing other pro-family policies.


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