Friday, October 26, 2012

ALL Pro-Life Today: Extremism as the Excuse

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Friday, October 26, 2012
Extremism as the Excuse
By Judie Brown

Words are powerful tools-tools that can be used for both good and evil. Words can inspire. Words can hurt. And words can be twisted. Today's commentary examines the words of men who intended to inspire and offer hope in a time of great tragedy. Yet their words were twisted and used for evil. Read on for Judie Brown's insights. 

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Chinese officials violently force abortion on nearly 6-months pregnant woman: Reports
The first week of October should be the happiest time for Chinese citizens, a celebratory holiday marking the anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. But for Qiao Ping'an and his wife Song, the week was marred by an injustice that led to a double tragedy----a mental breakdown and a death.

Gattaca at 15
American Spectator
In Gattaca's world, most parents genetically engineer their children, and the few parents who conceive naturally risk producing children who become members of an underclass called "invalids." Set in the "not too distant future," Gattaca, which starred Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, and Jude Law, debuted on October 24, 1997. The dystopian sci-fi thriller is a cautionary tale of what could happen if humanity doesn't check its eugenic impulses. Fifteen years after the film's release, advances in reproductive and genetic medicine are producing the type of society Gattaca warned against.

Batman actor Christian Bale condemns forced abortion in China, honors blind activist Chen Guangcheng
Actor Christian Bale presented blind forced abortion opponent Chen Guangcheng with an award last night at the annual gala of Human Rights First. In December 2011, while Chen was still in China under house arrest, Bale attempted to visit Chen but was roughed up by thugs, who prevented him from visiting Chen's village. Bale said at that time, "What I really wanted to do was shake the man's hand and say 'thank you,' and tell him what an inspiration he is."