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You Can’t Choose Life

 

There’s a pro-life slogan that goes “Choose life.” I’m sure the idea is to subvert pro-choice language for a pro-life message. Unfortunately, it concedes the pro-choice worldview that life is something that can be chosen. I’m sorry to say that it isn’t.

My husband and I decided to “choose life” ten years into our marriage. Seven years later, the only pitter-patter of little feet in our house still comes from our cats, even after three rounds of inter-uterine insertion (IUI). My sister and brother-in-law decided to “choose life” with in vitro fertilization. For the first round, all five of their embryonic children died before any could be implanted. The second round resulted in four embryos. She had one implanted today; she has about a 50% chance of that child surviving to live birth. My cousin and her boyfriend managed to have a healthy pregnancy when she became pregnant accidentally and they “chose life”; her infant son died two months ago after surviving mere hours.

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Hello, Dear [Pro-Choice] Friends!  The US House of Representatives just voted for a nationwide ban on abortions after 20 weeks, with exceptions for rape, incest and the life of the mother. It is called the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. You can read the text of the bill here.  Preview Open

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Seriously. The American public hates uncertainty, and they hate trying to figure out what to do in a new system of insurance, providers, regulation, etc. And who can blame them? Health insurance is a headache at its very best. So any reforms should keep Obamacare. But just as the government distinguishes between firms with more […]

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I’m not Catholic by any stretch, but I have plenty to confess. I’ll start small: I’m not familiar with Tomi Lahren to the point where I don’t even know how she pronounces her name. I’ll happily confess as well that I haven’t watched “The View” in decades. But I understand that Lahren managed to tick off […]

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I am amazed at the calisthenics that NeverTrumpers use to prevent saying what is obvious and what clearly forms in their minds but is stopped from exiting their mouths right at the end of the thought and the beginning of the sound that emanates (figuratively, since most people write their complicated sentences). I remember the […]

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Unconstitutional CA Law Forces Pregnancy Centers to Promote Abortion

 

wide-b0827d5e12470eadc96938dbce042ab84879dfeb-s900-c85Imagine a state law that forced Weight Watchers to direct its health-conscious clients to locations where they’d be hard-sold piles of discount bacon. Delicious as Baconalia sounds to me and maybe you, what kind of government would threaten a weight-loss center for merely not promoting the very thing (weight gain) it was created to prevent?

Well, such a state government did pass such a law. And Alliance Defending Freedom is in federal court challenging it. ADF filed a complaint in federal court in October 2015 against the state of California for passing an unconstitutional law that forces pro-life pregnancy centers to promote abortion. The state law requires licensed medical centers that offer free, pro-life help to pregnant women to direct their patients and clients to state programs that offer free or discounted abortions. The pro-life centers, under the law, even have to give out the phone number for the abortion program!

And the case has generated serious national interest.

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In a New York Times article dated October 2nd, 2015, about a young woman who began a Twitter campaign called  #ShoutYourAbortion, a woman is quoted as saying “In 1988, a late-term abortion got a teenage me back on track for college, career & motherhood.”  A late term abortion is generally defined as one that takes […]

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Last year I was having blood drawn from me at the lab by one of the phlebotomists. It’s routine, as I had aortic heart valve replacement surgery in 2010, followed by a pacemaker implantation to keep me alive. “What are you doing for Father’s Day?” she asked me. Preview Open

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I must say I cringe every time I hear or read the statement “Abortion should be illegal except in cases of rape or incest“. This seems to be the public stance of the pro life movement, but to my thinking is either logically or morally inconsistent. Sarah Palin had it right with her stance, though few others […]

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