Thursday, August 11, 2011


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Thursday, August 11, 2011
The Missing Buddies

All parents want their children to be accepted and loved by others. But what happens when, because of different genetics, a child is automatically dismissed by society? The number of individuals with Down syndrome who are aborted is staggering-and sickening. Today's guest commentary examines this and reminds people of what is truly important in life-and how to be thankful for all the blessings of God.  



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Birth control use by women with common vein condition raises deadly blood clot risk to 1,700%

Life Site News     

While use of the birth control pill raises the risk of deadly blood clots by 500 percent, the risk shoots to over 1,700 percent for U.S. women with a common vein malformation, California researchers have found.  In the study published by theAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stanford University School of Medicine's Dr. Lawrence Hofmann and his team noted that up to 25 percent of the population has a vein malformation or narrowing, known as stenosis, in the left common iliac vein.    

Planned Parenthood fights in court for state funding      

News Observer
A federal judge says he will decide soon whether to order the state to fund a Planned Parenthood affiliate that North Carolina lawmakers cut out of the state budget this year in an ideological broadside. Rep. Paul Stam, from Apex, said that Planned Parenthood "has particularly unsavory origins in the eugenics movement" and that the state should not be "rewarding the perpetrators of that program."
The two-minus-one pregnancy

NY Times        

She was 45 and pregnant after six years of fertility bills, ovulation injections, donor eggs and disappointment - and yet here she was, 14 weeks into her pregnancy, choosing to extinguish one of two healthy fetuses, almost as if having half an abortion ... "If I had conceived these twins naturally, I wouldn't have reduced this pregnancy, because you feel like if there's a natural order, then you don't want to disturb it. But we created this child in such an artificial manner - in a test tube, choosing an egg donor, having the embryo placed in me - and somehow, making a decision about how many to carry seemed to be just another choice. The pregnancy was all so consumerish to begin with, and this became yet another thing we could control."