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Legislation targets pregnancy centers in Oregon. Info here.

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.

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 ( – 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.

Hawaii Right to Life reports that four assisted suicide bills have been introduced.

Resources for the fight:

Catholic Education Resource Center: Euthanasia page.

Americans United for Life

Joni and Friends: Christian Institute on Disability

This doesn’t even scratch the surface. Please share other resources, or your own observations, in the comments. Thanks.

A federal judge in Baltimore issues a permanent injunction against a law targeting pro-life pregnancy centers. Matt Bowman has the story.

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