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Senator Tom Coburn, a practicing physician,  joins the ranks of doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health care providers who are prepared to go to jail rather than help kill babies in the womb.

See also: Senator Coburn’s Issue Statement on the Sanctity of Life.

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The Oklahoma House of Representatives has passed a bill 93-4 banning doctors from performing abortions based solely on the sex of the baby. The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.

hat tip: Alliance Alert

Of course, abortion isn’t just a problem in the United States, or just in Western cultures. A poet from India pleads for the unborn babies of his country.

Continuing the international theme, C-Fam (Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute) is collecting signatures on a pro-life, pro-family petition to be handed to the United Nations, in conjunction with the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. (via Cheryl)

Speaking of petitions, this Fight FOCA petition now has over 277,000 signatures. FAQs on FOCA.

What the other side is up to: Planned Parenthood of Indiana is encouraging people to buy gift certificates from them, to give as gifts for Christmas. The certificates can be redeemed for any of Planned Parenthood’s ‘services’, including abortion. (Just when you think they can’t sink any lower…)

Some good news: In an update from a story link from yesterday, Robert Lavars’ sister-in-law has withdrawn her petition to become the guardian of his disabled wife. The sister-in-law was considering killing her sister by starvation and water deprivation if she gained custody. (I cannot get used to the idea that it has become legal to refuse to feed someone, or give them water, simply because they are disabled. In my wildest nightmares I couldn’t have imagined this. At least, in this case, the husband isn’t having any of that option.)

Matt Bowman counters mainstream media misinformation on laws to protect pro-life health care workers from being pressured to participate in activities that violate their conscience.

The latest Life Digest at Baptist Press has good news (adult stem cells leave embryonic ones in the dust, again) and bad news (a judge has blocked the enforcement of a law in Oklahoma that requires ultrasounds be performed before an abortion), and more good news (earlier this month, Uruguay’s President Tabare Vazquez, a physician, vetoed a bill that would have legalized abortion in that country). According to the Background Notes on Uruguay at the United States Department of State website, Vazquez (full name Tabaré Ramón Vázquez Rosas) belongs to the Frente Amplio party, which is a coalition of left-of-center factions.


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