Weekend reading, 4/15/16

Every Friday, I’ll offer you links to three posts of the week from other blogs and news sources to take you into the weekend. My favorite writers, a fresh take on a familiar topic, or just plain interesting stuff: look for the cream of the week’s crop right here (after you read Leaven’s posts, of course). 


Anika Smith on David Daleiden: “Courage is a good word when the abortion industry funds the campaign of the attorney general of your state.” (stream.org)

“Last year I met David Daleiden, the investigator behind the Center for Medical Progress videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s sale of human body parts from aborted babies. He had just received an award from The Federalist for his courageous journalism and told his eager audience that this was only the beginning: Season 2 of CMP’s ‘Human Capital‘ web series would be on its way in 2016.

“What Daleiden was doing was brave, and we all knew it. He was already the subject of harassment and lawsuits. And he also understood the risks and took them with clear eyes.” Read the rest of the post…

Reggie Littlejohn on the Pregnancy Non-Discrimination Act: “Can we credibly say that we stand for women’s rights without standing against the sex-selective abortion of future women?” (deaconforlife.blogspot.com)

According to a U.N. expert, up to 200 million women are missing in the world today due to gendercide, sex-selective abortion.   This number is greater than all the casualties of all the wars of the twentieth century combined.  This is the true “war on women.”

Sex-selective abortion is the ultimate violence against females.  Aborting a baby just because she is a girl is the ultimate act of gender discrimination.  It says that females are so worthless we don’t deserve to be born, to draw breath on this earth.  Can we credibly say that we stand for women’s rights without standing against the sex-selective abortion of future women?

Sex-selective abortion is strongly related to forced abortion.  Some say sex-selective abortion is protected by a woman’s right to choose to terminate a pregnancy for any reason.  This view ignores the crushing social, economic, political and personal pressures that trample women carrying girls in cultures with a strong son preference.  All too often, women in these cultures do not choose to abort their daughters.  They are forced. Read the rest of the post…

Massachusetts Citizens for Life: Dr. Mark Rollo speaks on abortion pill reversal (masscitizensforlife.org)

One of the more technical, but also most hopeful, presentations at our 2016 convention came from Dr. Mark Rollo, who enlightened the audience to the latest developments concerning abortion pill reversal. Dr. Rollo described new protocols to help women reverse RU-486 chemical abortions, a technique which uses two drugs: mifepristone (AKA RU-486) and misoprostol. In many cases, Dr. Rollo said, if massive dosages of progesterone are given after the mifepristone, but before the misoprostol, it is possible that the mother can bear the baby to term with no ill effects. Read the rest of the post…


Decisions: Lynch & Bass

The fetal homicide and partial-birth abortion bills would not die, despite grueling journeys through the New Hampshire House & Senate. Look up the dockets for these bills on the state web site sometime. A number of tales are hidden behind those dry factual entries.

And so, at long last, Governor Lynch will get these bills. I am telling every pro-life person I know to get those calls and emails going. The number is 271-2121, where I’m sure a very polite individual is waiting to take our calls. Lynch’s pleasant and understated persona is not enough to make me forget that he vetoed parental notification (and overriding that veto was one of the proudest moments for the legislative class of ’10). He has not made direct veto threats on either fetal homicide or partial birth, but on the latter, it’s a real stretch for me to believe he’ll support it.

As for fetal homicide, if Lynch can’t be persuaded by the state Supreme court’s Lamy case, he just can’t be persuaded.

The success of these bills so far is great news, and it shows what can be done with legislators who can think straight. As for the governor, we live in hope. What will he do?

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In Congress today, a bill called PRENDA came up for a vote, and fell short of the two-thirds that it needed. PRENDA stands for Pregnancy Nondiscrimination Act, and it was written to ban sex-selection abortions. PP hates the bill, and the president has weighed in against it as well. When the dust settled this afternoon, only seven Republicans had voted against the bill. One was Charlie Bass, New Hampshire’s own Congressman from the Second District.

Bass is avowedly pro-choice, and has been for as long as I can remember. I used to testify in front of his committee when he was a state senator. But refusing to frown on sex selection? Really? Worldwide, most of the preborn children killed for being the “wrong” sex are girls. There’s a war on women for you.

This won’t help him in November, of course, since Ann Kuster will get the pro-Roe vote. Kuster’s mother, the late Susan McLane, served with Bass in the state senate years ago. McLane and Bass were both “pro-choice” Republicans. It is some kind of rough justice that pits McLane’s daughter against Bass now.