Friday, February 26, 2010
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The teen was charged with attempted murder but released after a judge concluded her efforts were simply an abortion attempt, despite the illegally late gestational age.
Pro-abortion critics lambasted the measure, claiming that the bill "criminalizes miscarriage." A sponsor of the bill pointed out, however that the legislation addresses the specific instance of women directly procuring the death of their child, outside the legal abortion limits. LifeSiteNews
Editor: I still question the advisability of bills like this, that do just what the pro-aborts always accuse of -- wanting to send women to jail. Let's criminalize abortion first, or at least put in place protections of the unborn. What do you think?
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
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Friday, February 19, 2010
- Animal species may mate with multiple partners. Some reproduce asexually. Some switch genders in the course of development. Some attempt to mate with the same sex. Do we take that as a cue? Are any of these behaviors a pattern for us? No, in light of numerous passages throughout the Bible: Genesis 2:22-24; 19; Exodus 20:14; Leviticus 18:6-24, 20:10-21; Numbers 25:1-9; Deuteronomy 22:13-30; 1 Kings 22:46; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 5:1-13, 6:9-20, 10:8; Galatians 5:19-21; Ephesians 5:3-5; 2 Thessalonians 4:1-7; 1 Timothy 1:9-10; Hebrews 13:4; Jude 7; Revelation 21:8.
- Animals reproduce; we procreate. What's the difference? Procreation recognizes God's involvement in human generation.
- When God created animals, he did not specify they would be male and female, just that they would reproduce "after their kind." Humans procreate after God's kind.
- Animals are amoral, and their behaviors are instinctual. We have choices, and the Bible defines our choices as moral or immoral, good or evil. See scripture references above.
- Patterning our lives after animals is dangerous. It's an idea that flows from an evolutionary mindset.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
“Many Christians have been duped into accepting a false idea: that there is a ‘neutral’ position they can take in regard to social issues,” Ham said. “Some Christians even accept the myth that the U.S. Constitution declares that there should be a separation of church and state. They are hesitant to inject Christian beliefs into politics. God’s Word, however, makes it clear that there is no neutral position, God’s people need to unashamedly and uncompromisingly stand on the Bible and its absolute standards. We need to proclaim a Christian worldview and the Gospel, all the while giving answers for the hope we have.” AIG
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Sequenom hopes the test will be popular. A survey of about 400 expectant mothers suggests that around 80 percent would like to learn the sex of their unborn children if it were safe, affordable and convenient. Of course, there could be darker reasons. But Sequenom, which says it supports the American Congress of Gynecologists and Obstetricians' 2007 statement opposing sex-selective abortions, has made the testing available only through a physician's order, in the hopes of preventing such a practice.
Because it is not believed to address a medical need, the test would not be covered by insurance and expectant mothers would have to pay out of pocket -- $395 in the U.S. -- to have the blood sample sent to Sequenom's lab for analysis. But Wall Street seems to agree women want it. Sequenom's stock jumped 16.4 percent. DOTmed
Related: Shakeup At Sequenom After Investigation of Down Syndrome Test
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
And the children's history is even more complicated, because their embryos were created using eggs from yet another donor. The egg donor, too, has her own two children, linking the children born from the embryos to even more half siblings. The branches of this high-tech family tree, germinated under a microscope, could potentially bear nine genetic full and half siblings living in two states, if not more, 2,000 miles apart. If this all sounds like untested waters in family dynamics, it is. stltoday.com
As creatures created in God’s image our “humanity” is unalterable, even though we are subject to change. Our humanity is not contingent upon our mental or physical fitnes -- at least, it shouldn't be. We have worth, value and dignity -- not because of our capacities or achievements -- but because the Creator made us and gave Himself for us. LifeNews
Related: As Independent Abortion Centers Close, Planned Parenthood Biz Expands
Monday, February 15, 2010
"When I was really little, my mom told me about abortion ... that abortion was when they kill babies before they're born. And I said, 'That is wrong! I'm gonna stop that,'" said Trisler. "And you can picture: a little kid, they can stop anything! I made a list of people to call, you know - I figured if people knew, then how would they possibly let babies be killed?" she continued. "I made a list of phone numbers, I made this little trumpet thing, because I was going to announce it to the world." LifeSiteNews
Friday, February 12, 2010
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Wednesday, February 10, 2010
In an exclusive interview with CBN News lead correspondent David Brody, Joshua DuBois, the director of the office, sought to reassure pro-life advocates that a plan is forthcoming. “It’s very much a priority of the President to find common ground on this difficult issue," DuBois told Brody. He said his office "met with a range of organizations are now pulling together a lot of information to present to the President so that he can eventually talk about where the administration will go in this important area so that’s still very much on the table." LifeNews
The Catholic Church is suffering from one of the modern world’s most dangerous philosophical errors - that of false compassion, says Michel Schooyans, one of Europe’s leading philosophical minds. In a new essay, Schooyans writes that the corruption of compassion has created a climate in which it is anathema to condemn the killing of children by abortion and, more recently, by post-natal infanticide. It also has led, he says, to the abolition of the traditional definition of marriage; the spread of AIDS through the “safe sex” doctrine; and a resurgence of the deadly eugenics policies of the early 20th century.
“Pseudo-compassion,” Schooyans writes, “leads to heresy and division within the Church, because it incites the faithful to deviate from a non-negotiable element of the doctrine of the Church: the duty to respect innocent life. “Pseudo-compassion reinforces the movement towards the ‘tyranny of relativism’, observable in some pastors and/or theologians.” The news media, in accordance with the abortion industry’s propaganda, says Schooyans, invariably invoke compassion when they depict abortion as necessary for the woman, and even for the child. LifeSiteNews
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Stand to Reason launched a new website today designed to help Christian students form a confident Christian worldview and be able to explain it clearly and gracious to others. STR Place helps students "just think" about Christianity and has a variety of resources:
- Videos dealing with timely issues
- Articles providing clear, concise explanations
- A video blog answering questions
- Parent & teacher resources to support Christian students
- Online store with resources specifically for Christian students
Monday, February 8, 2010
One out of two African-American pregnancies end in abortion. Does it matter? I was advised by a voice I respect that I'm walking into a minefield, that perhaps a white guy shouldn't be writing about black abortion. I drove to the Maple Street Missionary Baptist Church in Des Moines to ask Rev. Keith Ratliff about it.
Ratliff, who is African-American and serves on the national board of directors of the NAACP, said, "Any caring individual has a right to write about life." He characterized abortion as a "silent genocide" in the African-American community.
Blacks represent 12 percent of the population nationally, but account for 36 percent of all abortions. Ratliff told me abortion is the biggest killer in the African-American community, topping cancer, heart disease, AIDS and homicide.Why talk about black abortion today? Here's why: This is Black History Month. Des Moines Register
Friday, February 5, 2010
Concerned Women for America also disagreed their support amounted to an abandonment of pro-life principles. "[P]ro-lifers were quite up front regarding Scott Brown, realizing that he considered himself pro-choice, but also that he had promised to be the 41st vote against a health care bill that would mandate tax funding of abortion. CWA "certainly didn't anticipate that he's going to be a strong pro-life vote," nonetheless backing Brown was no sell-out of pro-life principles. "It goes beyond political suicide to oppose him and thereby allow a hardcore, pro-abortion radical feminist to get in that office. It's more than political suicide because it would have lead to the deaths of untold numbers of unborn children." LifeSiteNews
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Brain Scan May Foster Communication With Vegetative Patients: Experts Say Study May Reinvigorate Right-to-Life Debate
Ham’s webcast (his speech is not open to the public) will touch on social issues such as abortion, “gay” marriage, origins, and the role of religion in society. He will encourage Christians to know what the Bible says on these matters, and help them understand how to defend the biblical viewpoint in an increasingly hostile environment. AnswersLive
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
What she meant – and what we instantly knew she meant – was that there would have been no way of, and no reason to, screen for achondroplasia ahead of time. No way to terminate the pregnancy and try again, and to hope for something that she believed, or that she assumed we believed, would be better. Guardian
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
View the entire pledge from Baptists for Life here, and download a PDF file