Abortion, Infanticide and Euthanasia (2004-2008)
Gianna Jessen - Abortion Survivor: "Christ was hated... I'm already hated, because I declare life! The silent holocaust didn't win over me. My mission... is this: to infuse humanity into a debate that we have just compartmentalized... and [called] an issue.... How much are you willing to stand up... to be hated?
"I've been hated since conception by so many -- and loved by so many more, but most especially my God. I'm His girl. You don't mess with God's girl.... My Father runs the world!...
"If abortion was merely about women's right, where were mine? ... My life was being snuffed out in the name of women's rights! I would not have cerebral palsy had I not survived all this.... There are things you can only learn from the weakest among us!"
California plans to drug depressed patients to death: "Just as Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama was in Denver preaching to a crowd of thousands of fans about the 'change'....his party compatriots in the California Legislature were making a 'change,' by approving a controversial plan that would allow nurses to assist terminally ill patients with suicide.... 'AB 2747 allows a physician assistant or a nurse to opine that a patient is 'terminal,' and then push for unnatural death by 'palliative sedation,' said Randy Thomasson.... Forty-two Democrats in California voted in favor of the plan: 30 Republicans and two Democrats opposed the plan." See His strength in my weakness
When abortion Is a sacrament: "The lights were low, and Native American flute music played softly. A counselor held the woman's hand, whispering words of comfort as she began to surface from a guided meditation. Then the doctor showed the woman a covered silver bowl that held the tiny remains of her six-week pregnancy. She curled her fingers around his, and her face, now damp with tears, softened as he began their ceremony of letting go....
"One Buddhist couple set up an altar, complete with incense, candles, and rice cakes. Native American women sometimes brought corn meal for sprinkling during their blessings." See The Wonder of Life
Obama -- Punished with Babies and STDs: Obama: "I've got two daughters... I'm going to teach them, first of all, about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby."
Without Natural Affection: "...in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection...." You can’t read Romans 1 without getting the feeling that the Bible is either true or that someone sure had a great perspective on the nature of man. ... 'I saw the Bible validated again this past weekend.... It is one thing for a young girl to be caught in the trap of an unexpected pregnancy. Like an animal with its foot caught in a trap the urge to chew off one’s own foot seems like a viable solution. That’s where many of the young girls find themselves. They will do anything to get out of the 'pregnancy trap.' Many different thoughts rattled under my cross-hat as I watched. The desire of a mother to defend her child is a natural thing. Watch any animal and notice how the mother naturally does all that she can to protect her babies. The Women’s Liberation movement in America has taken from our young mothers their natural affection for their babies. Those who kill their children have been stripped of their 'natural affection.' They love themselves, their bodies, and their freedom more than they love their baby. Is this what evolution has given us?"
Don’t Treat the Old and Unhealthy, say Doctors: "This happens at the same time as our countries are flooded with illegal immigrants at an accelerating pace. We give immigrants money through high taxes and welfare goodies and thus fund our own colonization, but we let grandma and grandpa die if they get ill because, well, they're so old and their health care costs too much. Welcome to the European welfare state......Doctors are calling for NHS treatment to be withheld from patients who are too old or who lead unhealthy lives. Smokers, heavy drinkers, the obese and the elderly should be barred from receiving some operations, according to doctors, with most saying the health service cannot afford to provide free care to everyone."
New Studies End Debate on Embryonic Stem Cell Research: "...embryonic-type stem cells can be produced directly from ordinary human skin cells, without first creating or destroying human embryos.... 'Scientists around the world can now produce and work with embryonic-type stem cells without concern for crossing ethical lines involving the destruction of human life.'" See Thanks to God
The partial birth abortion hoax: "All this ban does is to narrowly define the exact position within the birth canal where a targeted child is protected – a protection arbitrarily determined by which body part is exposed outside of their mother. Unfortunately, the ban offers that same child zero protection if he or she is located even one inch away, and is killed while the regulated body parts are not showing - a loophole in the ban that is big enough to drive an entire abortion clinic through.... This ban is nothing short of regulated infanticide. As enacted, it is unlikely that even a single life will be saved. What a fraud."Infanticide. Hong Kong Reports Mainland Chinese Eating Infants: "The Next Magazine, a weekly publication from Hong Kong, reported that infant corpses and fetuses have become the newest supplements for health and beauty in China.... Ms Liu personally escorted the reporter to a location where a fetus was being prepared. The reporter observed a woman chopping up a male fetus and making soup from the placenta. During the process, the woman even tried to comfort everyone by saying, 'Don't be afraid, this is just the flesh of a higher animal.' ...a person rifling through the garbage on the outskirts of Jiuquan city in the Suzhou region, found dismembered babies in a dumpster.... Although China has laws that prohibit the eating of human fetus, the regime's forced abortions to ensure the one child policy is strictly adhered to thereby creating many opportunities for these sorts of atrocities to occur." [3-29-07] See Depravity
Why Roe vs. Wade is losing ground: "Did you notice the decrease in news coverage of this year’s March for Life in Washington DC last week?... 'Polls are consistently showing that Americans are becoming more pro-life. A December poll conducted by Zogby International, a respected nonpartisan polling firm, confirms that, by a 53% to 36% margin, the public supports the statement, 'Abortion destroys a human life and is manslaughter.'"
More female fetuses being aborted in India: "The practice of aborting female fetuses because of a preference for sons is becoming more widespread in India... because of the spread of cheap, prenatal sex-determination technology."
Medical Group Urges Passage of Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act: "A Christian medical group Friday called for the passage of a bill that would inform women that babies after 20 weeks of development could experience pain during an abortion. The House will vote on The Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act on Tuesday or Wednesday. Dr. Gene Rudd... noted that the bill cites laws that protect animals from inhumane treatment, and yet unborn babies don't have the same protections. ... Imagine the heartbreak a woman would experience after being led to believe that her 22-week developing baby is simply a 'blob of tissue' only to learn after an abortion that her baby likely experienced excruciating pain."
What is at Stake in the Stem Cell Debate? "The debate over using stem cells from human embryos has grown in both its volume and in its scope. ... The cultural, moral, and religious (or non-religious) diversity within modern society makes arriving at any normative consensus on ethics nearly impossible. While science peels away layer upon layer of biological mystery, the loss of moral knowledge within our culture makes it difficult to reach any sort of consensus on whether these new discoveries are beneficial or burdens; perils or promises.... With the moral status of the human 'fetus' undermined by the law of the land, a law that permits millions of abortions annually, a further erosion of a sanctity of human life ethic occurs. What comes after if human embryonic stem cell research proves effective? Human cloning, of course. If 'leftover' human embryos can be strip mined for their stem cells successfully, then there is sufficient scientific and public interest to support proposals to clone human embryos."
Slippery-slope concerns are valid over stem-cell research: "...once softened up by the distant prospect of great cures, the public may be willing to move from tiny embryos to larger ones, and then perhaps to the destruction of small children with defects, which Princeton ethicist Peter Singer already favors.... In 2001, columnist and author Anna Quindlen said she thinks that the stem-cell issue will decrease opposition to abortion. Once the killing of embryos is routine and government-financed, will size matter?
Selective abortion: 10 million girls 'missing' in India: "Around 10 million female foetuses may have been aborted in India over the past two decades because of ultrasound sex screening and a traditional preference for boys. ... The 'girl deficit' is far more prominent in educated women.... However, the deficit did not vary by religion."
Gianna Jessen was aborted at 7½ months. She survived: "'My mother made a decision that she thought affected only her, and yet every day I bear the result of that decision through my cerebral palsy,' she says. 'I'm not saying that in condemnation, but in truth.
"It's more comfortable for people to think of abortion as a political decision, or a right. But I am not a right. I am a human being. I am the reality. Gently I put the question, if abortion is about women's rights, then where were mine? There was no radical feminist screaming for my rights on that day....
"Now, in one wing of the hospital, doctors are killing children in the womb while in another wing, they are desperately trying to save a baby of exactly the same size.... Is my value based on what I can and can't do? If so, we're living in a very scary time.'" See Ban truth - Reap Tyranny
Despite Study's Claims, Expert Insists Unborn Babies Do Feel Pain: "Dr. Jean Wright, M.D., a Christian pediatrician and expert on fetal development, disputes the conclusions of a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that claims unborn babies feel no pain. She says that finding is wrong, and she suspects the authors of the study have an agenda....
"'Every day that I stand in our neonatal intensive care unit and see an infant that's 25, 26, or 28 weeks gestation, I don't have to have any of these fancy studies to say [whether these infants] feel pain,' she contends, 'because here's the same baby that, inside, you would be measuring and referring to as a fetus, that I'm seeing outside and calling him a premie baby. And that data is overwhelming.'" See False & politicized science
More regret over a tattoo than an abortion? "Governor Blagojevich thinks anyone under 21 does not have sufficient judgment or perspective to get a tattoo. ..
"'As a parent, I don't want my daughters to rush to get tattoos on their 18th birthdays. At that age, most kids are still in high school and don't have the judgment or perspective to decide on something as permanent as tattooing your skin,' said Gov. Blagojevich. 'Teenagers may not realize getting a tattoo is a decision they'll live with, and potentially regret, for the rest of their lives. That's why I refuse to support legislation that allows teenager to get tattoos.'
"Just replace 'tattoo' with 'abortion' at each occurrence above and then ask again, why does the Governor think teenagers of any age have the judgment and perspective to get an abortion?"
Pediatricians Group Approves Policy Opposing Abstinence Education: "Despite its effectiveness in preventing teen pregnancies, a national pediatricians group has adopted a new policy opposing abstinence-only education. The American Academy of Pediatrics says teenagers should instead be taught about birth control and given access to the morning after pill, which sometimes causes an abortion."
Ultrasound expert upset by abortion vote (UK): "When the British Medical Association met last week, Prof. Stuart Campbell had reason to be optimistic doctors would vote to change the upper limit for abortions due to social reasons from 24 to 20 weeks – after all, stunning 4-D ultrasound images created from a technique he pioneered, showing fetuses stretching, kicking and leaping at 12 weeks, had spawned that debate. But 77 percent of BMA members voted to continue aborting babies at 24 weeks."
Abortion Pills are Not 'Essential Medicines': "The Bush administration has been working in recent months to ensure that the drugs mifepristone (aka RU-486) and misoprostol, which are used to end early-term pregnancies, are kept off the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines.... According to the WHO, a medicine is considered essential if it satisfies 'the priority health care needs of the population.' Once a medicine is designated to be essential, efforts are stepped up to ease access and widen distribution. Abortion is certainly not a priority health care need, and these drugs absolutely do not belong on the List."
Terri Schiavo’s grave-marker falsely indicates she was dead for 15 years: "Terri’s estranged husband, Michael, paid for the tomb marker’s erroneous inscription and detailed the bottom with a defiant personal note to the world: 'I kept my promise.' (What exactly did you promise, Michael, and to whom?) ...
"But the worst misrepresentation is Earth February 25, 1990.' This informs to the world that Terri had actually died at the time of the mysterious incident that left her disabled, mirroring the Orwellian jargon put forth in her autopsy report, which also indicated that Terri’s cause of death was her brain injury, not the lingering dehydration death we all witnessed live via satellite."
Physicians for Life... exists to draw attention to abortion, human embryonic and non-embryonic stem cell research, human cloning, out-of-wedlock sexual activity, and euthanasia by presenting the medical realities of these. Physiciansforlife.org strongly encourages sexual abstinence outside marriage in order to curb and eliminate the dangers of sexually transmitted diseases/infections, reduce the high rates of teen pregnancies, and prepare our youth to develop strong and healthy life-long relationships in the parameters of marriage."
Half of infant deaths in Flanders were euthanasia: "Paediatricians in the Dutch-speaking region of Belgium either discreetly stopped treating the babies or, in 17 cases, illegally killed them with lethal doses of painkillers....
"The results of a survey on the causes of death were stark: paediatricians who responded to the survey admitted they had taken 'end of life' decisions in more than half the cases. ...
"Some Belgian doctors wanted laws to regulate euthanasia. 'We are a bit frightened about making a law. Where do you put your lines?' Dr Naulaers asked, listing potential pitfalls. 'What is a very handicapped baby, and who decides?'"
Mother arrested for attempting to intervene in her 14-year old's decision to have abortion: "'My husband and I rushed to the abortion clinic where we saw our daughter’s name on the roster and the time she had checked in,' the mother said. ... A medical tech at the clinic told me, ‘It’s your daughter’s rights, it’s her body. You have no rights.’”
The spirit and the law: "If he had his druthers, Felos.... would be at a West Virginia monastery, where he'd sit cross-legged and meditate for hours at a time.... Instead, in a controversial case, he is here to argue that 37-year-old Terri Schiavo should be allowed to die. Felos represents Schiavo's husband Michael Schiavo, who has been waging an intense and public fight to have her taken off life support after 11 years in a vegetative state....
"Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Greek Orthodox worship -- all may have a point, Felos says. 'I believe that Christ was God incarnate and was resurrected. But, by the same token, I believe that there were other incarnations of God as well,' he says. 'All the great religions in their essence express the same fundamental truths.' ... He does yoga, inspired by a framed portrait of Paramahansa Yogananda, the founder of spiritual realization. He does more stretches and takes out a machine that helps with his chi, or body energy."
Unborn baby pictures fuel abortion debate: "Extraordinary pictures of a 12-week-old unborn baby wriggling his legs in the 'stepping' motion characteristic of newborns triggered a debate on the ethics of abortion which no one predicted would take centre stage at a general election. ... At 14 and 15 weeks they sucked their thumbs and at 18 weeks they opened their eyes. Experts had said babies did not open their eyes until 26 weeks.... One image he took captured a 14-week-old standing up, stretching and then sitting down again inside his mother's womb."
Blood money: "The abortion industry in Oregon (and most other states) is THRILLED at the prospect that almost $3.25 MILLION of our dollars have been earmarked to kill pre-born Oregonians in the next couple of years. Most likely, you thought the child killing was happening on someone else's dime…."
Embryo in clinic ruled a 'human': "A Chicago judge has ruled that an embryo mistakenly discarded by an Illinois fertility clinic was a 'human' and its parents can sue under the state's wrongful death law."
Roe Vs Wade goes back to Supreme Court: "Norma McCorvey, the former 'Jane Roe' whose case first legalized abortion on demand 32 years ago, says she is formally asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take her case and to reverse Roe v. Wade... 'This is the day I've longed for,' said McCorvey.... 'Now we know so much more, and I plead with the Court to listen to the witnesses and re-evaluate Roe v. Wade. It was a dreadful day in America when the Supreme Court allowed a woman to kill her own child.'...
“First, there are about a thousand affidavits of women who have had abortions and claim to have suffered long-term emotional damage and impaired relationships from their decision. Studies by scientists...suggest that women may be affected emotionally and physically for years afterward and may be more prone to engage in high-risk, self-destructive conduct as a result of having had abortions.'"
Church ends taboo on mercy killings: "The court heard that Blackburn's wife, Margaret, 62, had only weeks to live and had asked her husband to cut her wrists. Judge Richard Hawkins described the action 'as the last loving thing' Blackburn could do for his wife....
"'Christianity is about compassion, and one has only to look at the sad circumstances in the Blackburn case to recognise that the current law is not a compassionate response." See The Lord God Almighty
Colleges Promote Abortion over Child-Bearing: "College students are often pressured to terminate their pregnancies — by their universities. Some colleges and universities cover an abortion — but not childbirth — on their student health plans, according to Feminists for Life." See Mine is the Power?
A short step beyond abortion & infanticide: Mother arrested after boys die of malnutrition: "Officers found the bodies of Justice W. Robinson, 16 months, in a crib, and Raiden A. Robinson, 7 weeks, in a bassinet. Another of Robinson's children, a 2-year-old boy, was hungry and skinny, said Officer Paul A. Petersen. He was checked by emergency technicians and placed in the care of the grandmother." See Ban truth - Reap Tyranny
Big infanticide: "Recently, Planned Parenthood issued a t-shirt bearing the slogan, 'I had an abortion.' The goal of this activist wear was to make such a statement so commonplace that it would carry no stigma. To Big Infanticide, killing an unwanted child is as innocent a deed as taking out the trash. In fact, they see those actions as very similar. ...
"Christian Underground is selling t-shirts, with the words 'I had an abortion' crossed out, and 'My mother did not and I thank God. How about you?' underneath. This powerful message hits home in a way that Big Infanticide and its P.R. flacks never could. It makes clear that we owe our lives to the fact that our mothers did not have abortions."
Aborted baby's head left inside woman: "The couple realized they were looking at the face of their unborn child, seeing the eyes, nose, mouth and ears. The tiny head measured no more than 4 centimeters. 'We just broke down and cried.'"
Abortion is science's grim story: "An abortion clinic in Perth last month lodged an objection against a proposed child-care centre next door because the sight of children playing might upset its clients. The dispute was resolved when the local council ordered a two-metre brick fence be built between the properties. But the story highlights the lie so long at the heart of the abortion debate - that it is not about killing the smallest humans."
In John Kerry's Own Words: Jennings: "If you believe that life begins at conception, is even a first-trimester abortion not murder?" Kerry: "No, because it's not the form of life that takes personhood in the terms that we have judged it to be in the past. It's the beginning of life. Does life begin? Yes, it begins. Is it at the point where I would say that you apply those penalties? The answer is, no, and I believe in choice. I believe in the right to choose, and the government should not involve itself in that choice, beyond where it has in the context of Roe v. Wade."
Diary of the preborn: "When you watch this small film, please know that many l