Weekend reading, 5/13/16: Mercy, a response to “Little Thing,” NDY turns 20

Here are three of my favorite posts from other blogs from the past week, to enjoy after you’ve caught up on Leaven for the Loaf. Have a great weekend!

Amy Brooks: Dear brave soul standing outside Planned Parenthood… (prayerwinechocolate.com)

“…since you are judged by so many, yet you choose to stand there for a cause that many people avoid discussing – you are certainly brave. Well brave one – I am going to challenge you to put your thick skin on, because this message isn’t going to be a ‘let me just congratulate you’ post. I am going to ask that however you stand there,  whether it is with a rosary, a sign or just a quiet presence; whether you sidewalk counsel or silently make a statement . . . I am calling you to  ‘add more Mercy’.” View the post…

Roland Warren: Little things I wish she knew (video link from care-net.org)

“In our latest Life Chat, Roland Warren responds to the open letter, Little Thing, and discusses the dangerous implications of the recent shift in pro-choice rhetoric from denying the humanity of the unborn child to calling it a ‘life worth sacrificing.'” View the post

Not Dead Yet celebrates 20 years of resistance to assisted suicide and euthanasia (notdeadyet.org)

“In addition to direct action tactics, Not Dead Yet has continued using the full array of advocacy strategies, including filing friend-of-the-court briefs in over ten cases, two with the U.S. Supreme Court. In addition to briefs arguing against a constitutional right to assisted suicide, NDY has filed briefs in support of efforts to protect people with disabilities from involuntary withholding of life sustaining medical treatment by guardians or health providers, and in support of regulations protecting the right of disabled newborns to medical treatment.” View the post…


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