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On Monday the liberal magazine Mother Jones reported:
The European manufacturer of an emergency contraceptive pill identical to Plan B, also known as the morning-after pill, will warn women that the drug is completely ineffective for women who weigh more than 176 pounds and begins to lose effectiveness in women who weigh more than 165 pounds. [emphasis added]
The article also states:
Weight data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that, at 166 pounds, the average American woman is too heavy to use these pills effectively [emphasis added].
Add this to the ever-growing body of evidence that the increasing propagation of so-called “emergency contraception” (EC) has been an utterly failed strategy. (Indeed, this news comes just a few weeks after an article was published in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management which found that increased access to EC has had no significant effect on unintended pregnancy or abortion rates—but that it may have led to a decrease in reports of rape.) [Continue reading ...]
A new article on so-called “emergency contraception” (hereafter: EC) was published last week in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.
Its central finding:
We find that expanded access to EC has had no statistically significant effect on birth or abortion rates.
If you’ve been following the research on EC in recent years, you’ll recognize that this is not so much news as it is further confirmation that the ever-increasing propagation of EC has been an utterly failed strategy.
How utterly? Consider that when the FDA first approved EC pills in 1998, supporters predicted that “50 percent of all abortions and unintended pregnancies in this country could be avoided if women had access to emergency contraception.”
Since then, these predictions have proven to be hopelessly wrong. [Continue reading ...]
In a recent LifeSiteNews article, Rita Diller of Stop Planned Parenthood writes about the University of Maryland’s “Sex Week,” held October 15-18.
In it she mentions that one of the sessions held on campus during the week was being conducted by the school’s student representative for Bedsider, a college outreach program sponsored by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy (NCPTUP). Their name sounds innocuous enough, of course, but most people don’t realize that Dr. Vanessa Cullins—vice president for medical affairs of the nation’s largest abortion chain, Planned Parenthood—is on NCPTUP’s board of directors.
Bedsider calls itself an “online birth control support network for women 18-29.” True to form, if the content on the NCPTUP website is PG-13, then the content on Bedsider’s website is definitely rated “R.” [Continue reading ...]
Students from Christian Liberty Academy reaching out to clients at the Planned Parenthood facility in Aurora [Photo by Eric Scheidler]
Compassionate pro-lifers ministering outside abortion clinics in Chicago and Aurora have saved two babies—and their mothers—from abortion in recent weeks. The Pro-Life Action League is honored to have provided training and support to the activists whose peaceful presence bore such fruit.
The first save came on a Saturday in September at the Family Planning Associates abortion clinic in downtown Chicago, where students from the Live Pro-Life group at Christian Liberty Academy in Libertyville were passing out special gift bags to clients, as they do every month.
Each of these white gift bags contains a photograph of an infant with a hand-written note on the back from one of the CLA students, a card with a QR code that links to a YouTube video on abortion, a flyer on fetal development and a little pair of baby socks.
A car drove up to the clinic entrance. [Continue reading ...]
Just give them a camera, give them a microphone, and let them talk. And talk. And talk some more.
The more they try to justify their position, the more self-evidently appalling their arguments become.
This is what went through my mind as I read excerpts from “Gosnell’s Babies,” a story released today in Philadelphia Magazine.
In it, the country’s most notorious abortionist, Kermit Gosnell, is quoted as saying:
In an ideal world, we’d have no need for abortion. But bringing a child into the world when it cannot be provided for, that there are not sufficient systems to support, is a greater sin. I considered myself to be in a war against poverty, and I feel comfortable with the things I did and the decisions I made.
There’s a word for Gosnell’s belief system: eugenics.
In fact, note the striking similarity between these words spoken by Gosnell and those spoken by Planned Parenthood founder and eugenicist extraordinaire Margaret Sanger in an eye-opening interview conducted by Mike Wallace in 1957: [Continue reading ...]
Rich Lowry, writing at Politico:
President Barack Obama was proud to become the first sitting president to address Planned Parenthood last Friday. But not proud enough to utter the word “abortion.” …
Listening to him, you could be forgiven for thinking that the country is riven by a fierce dispute over whether women should be allowed to choose their own ob-gyns or decide whether to take contraceptives or to get cancer screenings. One side is pro-women’s health, the other anti. In his speech, the president said the word “cancer” seven times. About that he is happy to be straightforward.
Imagine if he had been similarly frank about the rest of Planned Parenthood’s work: “In 2011, according to your annual report, your clinics or affiliates performed 330,000 abortions. That’s a lot of abortion. Over 10 years more than 3 million. Thank you, Planned Parenthood. Think of all those women who wanted to terminate their pregnancies and you were there for them. That’s what you do. That’s what you are about. And that’s what this country is about.” …
The unwritten rule is that when the left discusses abortion it is never called “abortion,” but always referred to as “health” or, more specifically “reproductive health” — although abortion is the opposite of reproduction and for one party involved, the opposite of health.
OK. But what specifically about the Gosnell case do Cecile Richards, et al., find so “horrific” and “appalling”?
Clearly, as self-styled of “women’s health” advocates, they object to the de facto conditions found at Gosnell’s so-called clinic: urine-splattered walls, blood on the floors, cats roaming freely and defecating all over the place, etc. – to say nothing of the death of 41-year old Karnamaya Mongar.
Then again, considering the recent investigation into House of Horrors 2.0 – namely, Delaware Planned Parenthood — it would seem that the Wal-Mart of the Abortion Industry should be slapping the “horrific” and “appalling” label on one of its own. [Continue reading ...]
It’s been quite some time since we’ve had the chance to protest an appearance of Cecile “I work hard for my salary” Richards in our hometown of Chicago.
But next week, we’re going to do just that when the nation’s biggest abortion chain hosts its swanky Generations Gala at Chicago’s Navy Pier. Richards will be on hand as a “special guest,” as will Contraception Cheerleader-in-Chief Sandra Fluke.
Tickets for the event start at $100, but those who cough up $500 can hobnob with the likes of Richards and Fluke at a special VIP reception.
As we confront Planned Parenthood’s well-heeled donors with the grisly reality of exactly what they’re supporting, our message will be simple: Abortion is nothing to celebrate.
Here are the details:
See you there!
The University of Michigan’s Dr. Michael New recently wrote:
The best predictor of someone’s attitude toward abortion is his or her opinion on the morality of premarital sex. People who think that premarital sex is morally acceptable are very likely to be pro-choice. Conversely, individuals who think premarital sex is wrong are likely to be pro-life.
The ever-insightful New is, as usual, spot-on.
He then went on to say:
…I always remind pro-lifers that a promiscuous society will never support significant restrictions on abortion. While pro-lifers are good at talking about fetal development and personal responsibility, we are less comfortable with subjects such as sexual activity and contraception. Indeed, it is doubtless more difficult to advocate for sexual restraint than for the unborn. However, this is a battle in which pro-lifers must continue to engage if we are to succeed in our goal of providing legal protection to all unborn children.
In other words, the “Culture of Life” that we envision is unthinkable without chastity. This is by no means a startlingly new revelation, but we can always use a reminder. [Continue reading ...]
Take a look at the signs pictured to the right.
They have a very short, simple message:
Planned Parenthood LIES to you.
Not only does Planned Parenthood lie about when human life begins, but also, among numerous other things, about the physical dangers abortion poses to women.
The newest video from Lila Rose and Live Action, just released yesterday, reveals this in spades.
You’ll notice that the video contains the recordings of several 911 calls from Planned Parenthood facilities reporting medical emergencies.
But notice also that there is no audio of a call to 911 from Planned Parenthood’s Loop Health Center in Chicago—where Tonya Reaves died after having an abortion on July 20. [Continue reading ...]