Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Monday, August 22, 2011
ALL PRO-LIFE TODAY 8/22/2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
Lack of knowledge KILLED three of my babies
In 1973, at age 33, I was happily married and had three young children, but we wanted to wait a while before trying for another baby. So, I went to my obstetrician-gynecologist for help in postponing pregnancy, and he "helped" me by inserting an intrauterine device. He did not explain to me that the IUD's sole purpose is to prevent the embryonic baby from implanting in the womb and that the IUD almost always causes the death of a developing boy or girl through early abortion (see sidebar). What is actually a very early abortion induced by contraceptives is often mistaken for a late and/or heavy menstrual period. Without the mother's knowledge, often the preborn child has died and is passing silently out of the mother's birth canal.
St. Gianna Physician's Guild today launched an online petition (www.StopTheBirthControlMandate.com) requesting the Obama Administration and Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, to immediately withdraw all references to contraception and contraception counseling from the "Guidelines for Women's Preventive Services" under The Affordable Care Act, and to provide a conscience clause to protect the religious freedom and beliefs of Catholics.
AZ Central Planned Parenthood, the state's largest abortion provider, announced a sweeping cutback of abortion services in Arizona on Thursday, saying it will no longer offer the procedure in communities outside metro Phoenix and Tucson. The organization had been offering abortions at 10 of its 13 Arizona locations. Starting today, that will drop to three. Planned Parenthood eliminated the services after an Arizona appellate court last week upheld a 2009 state law that placed new restrictions on abortions in the state, including authorizing only physicians to perform surgical abortions. Previously, nurse practitioners and midwives could perform the procedure. A shortage of doctors in the state trained or willing to perform abortions has forced Planned Parenthood to reduce the number of locations where it can offer the service.
Still reeling from funding cuts in Texas, Planned Parenthood is closing clinics and merging affiliates throughout the state. The national abortion giant received a major blow this summer when Texas Governor and presidential contender Rick Perry signed into law a bill that stripped the organization of its funding, and prohibited the state government from contracting with any organization that provides abortions.