Wednesday, June 13, 2012

ALL Pro-Life Today Report 6/13/2012

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Emergency Contraception, Pseudo-Science, and Media Bias
By Philip Lawler
Here's an interesting case study in news coverage of scientific issues: The New York Times has given prominent attention to a report that "emergency contraceptive" pills may not be abortifacient.
Setting aside the merits of the argument, the Times story is significant in itself because it acknowledges the real concerns of pro-lifers that the emergency contraceptives cause abortions. Even the headline refers directly to the controversy: "Abortion Qualms on Morning-After Pill May Be Unfounded."

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With the focus of part of Planned Parenthood's school sex-ed program being on religion and sexuality, one pro-lifer says the aim is simply to use the Bible to promote an unbiblical agenda. Planned Parenthood of Illinois works within local public schools, it says, "to ensure that students are provided with medically-accurate, age-appropriate, comprehensive sexuality education." Educational sessions cover health topics like reproductive healthcare, contraception, sexually-transmitted diseases, and religion and sexuality. The whole purpose of the latter, according to Jim Sedlak of the American Life League (ALL), is to convince clergy, parents and students that "it's okay with God" to have intimate relations for pleasure and eliminate the pro-creation factor.  

Growing army of black pro-lifers targets abortion
There is a major war going on. Not the one in Afghanistan----the one here to stop the number one killer of Blacks----abortion. On one side the well-funded Goliath army of pro-abortion advocates----Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and scores of others. On the other, the small but growing army of black pro-life organizations. The black pro-life movement is making its voice heard in black communities.  

Report: Chinese woman forcibly aborted at seven months (warning: graphic photo in original article)
According to the China-based human rights organization 64Tianwang, a Chinese woman was forcibly aborted at seven months of pregnancy on June 3, 2012. 64Tiangwang's report was accompanied by a graphic photograph of the alleged victim of the abortion on a hospital bed, with her dead child next to her. The human rights group claims the woman, Feng Jianmei, was beaten and dragged into a vehicle by a group of Family Planning Officials while her husband, Deng Jiyuan, was out working. The officials asked for RMB 40,000 in fines from Feng Jianmei's family. When they did not receive the money, the officials forcibly aborted Feng at seven months, laying the body of her aborted baby next to her in the bed.