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American women don’t need Planned Parenthood | The Washington Times

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American women don’t need Planned Parenthood | The Washington Times.

A very good article.  Well-written, statistical, and a careful analysis of what PP actually does with their time and space.

Investigate, Congress.  That’s $360 million in taxpayer funds that need to go somewhere else.

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Better dead than disabled? The insanity of that $4.5 million ‘wrongful birth’ case | LifeSiteNews.com

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Better dead than disabled? The insanity of that $4.5 million ‘wrongful birth’ case | LifeSiteNews.com.

“The fact that a sitting judge would recognize the preposterous notion of “wrongful birth” — stop for a minute and consider the implications of that statement — makes it crystal clear that some people, based on their ability, should not have been permitted to be born. If you are missing a limb, or have a mental disability, or are somehow not as perfectly formed as society-at-large thinks you should be, you have essentially been “wrongfully born.” Your right to life is contingent upon how useful you are to society. Hitler’s T-4 Euthanasia program, apparently, was denounced because it was simply too cutting edge for the 1940s. … Abortion advocates accuse us of a slippery slope fallacy when we state that abortion, which fundamentally reduces the value of human life and makes it contingent upon characteristics other than humanity, leads to eugenics, gendercide, and the culling of the weak. When we have 100 million missing baby girls in China, I think we are stating facts. When we point out that the womb has become the new killing fields for disabled children, I think the statistics are undeniable. And when a judge awards two people $4.5 million dollars for “wrongful birth” because they couldn’t butcher their child in time, I think society has, in a very fundamental sense, stopped denying our claims altogether.”

There is truth in his words.  Read the whole article for a story he illustrates his point with.

Again, like I said in the previous post, the precedence this judicial ruling sets for the rest of time ….. scares me.  It truly scares me.

 

The tragedy of sex-selection abortion | LifeSiteNews.com

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The tragedy of sex-selection abortion | LifeSiteNews.com.

“On Sunday, June 26, CNN aired a heart-breaking report, “Nepal’s Stolen Children.” The documentary, narrated by actress Demi Moore, told the story of Nepalese girls who were sold into slavery and turned into prostitutes in neighboring India. During the broadcast Moore broke down and cried and spoke about making sure this kind of thing never happens again. While no one can disagree with that, the problem is that we are ignoring an important part of what is driving this inhumane traffic in innocence. That “part” was the subject of a New York Times column the day after the broadcast. The title, “160 Million and Counting,” referred to the number of “missing” women in the world. Not “missing” as in “disappeared,” rather, as in “never born in the first place.”

While the practice of sex-selection abortion originated among the more affluent, it eventually spread down the social ladder. And this brings us back to the tragedy in Nepal. The impact of selective abortion goes beyond the lives ended in the womb, horrid as that is – it affects society. A 2008 article by two Loyola Law School professors found that by reducing the number of potential brides, selective abortion in India increased the demand for sex workers. And one way that “demand” is being filled is through the Nepalese girls featured in the CNN documentary. The “lucky” ones are “smuggled and purchased from poor countries like Nepal and Bhutan to be brides for Indian men.” The more unfortunate are sold into the Indian sex trade.”

The effects of messing with the natural order are far-stretched and felt in every area of society ….. impacting it in ways we are yet to imagine.

 

Pray for these girls and their families, and their cultures, that the birth of baby girls may once again become the joyous occasion it is meant to be.

One Sperm Donor, 150 Sons and Daughters – NYTimes.com

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One Sperm Donor, 150 Sons and Daughters – NYTimes.com.

“Cynthia Daily and her partner used a sperm donor to conceive a baby seven years ago, and they hoped that one day their son would get to know some of his half siblings — an extended family of sorts for modern times.

So Ms. Daily searched a Web-based registry for other children fathered by the same donor and helped to create an online group to track them. Over the years, she watched the number of children in her son’s group grow.

And grow.

Today there are 150 children, all conceived with sperm from one donor, in this group of half siblings, and more are on the way. “It’s wild when we see them all together — they all look alike,” said Ms. Daily, 48, a social worker in the Washington area who sometimes vacations with other families in her son’s group.

Now, there is growing concern among parents, donors and medical experts about potential negative consequences of having so many children fathered by the same donors, including the possibility that genes for rare diseases could be spread more widely through the population. Some experts are even calling attention to the increased odds of accidental incest between half sisters and half brothers, who often live close to one another.

“My daughter knows her donor’s number for this very reason,” said the mother of a teenager conceived via sperm donation in California who asked that her name be withheld to protect her daughter’s privacy. “She’s been in school with numerous kids who were born through donors. She’s had crushes on boys who are donor children. It’s become part of sex education” for her.

Critics say that fertility clinics and sperm banks are earning huge profits by allowing too many children to be conceived with sperm from popular donors, and that families should be given more information on the health of donors and the children conceived with their sperm. They are also calling for legal limits on the number of children conceived using the same donor’s sperm and a re-examination of the anonymity that cloaks many donors.”

What kind of world do we live in that these are our problems??

What moral compass do we keep to allow things like this to happen??

How has this even become an “industry”, and how has it grown to this?

 

Thoughts on “Unwed Women Living With Men Risk More Unplanned Pregnancies” | NPR Blogs

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Unwed Women Living With Men Risk More Unplanned Pregnancies | NPR Blogs

It would seem like common sense, but a new study by the renowned abortion advocate the Guttmacher Institute finds the numbers to back it up.

“Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood, which is no longer affiliated with the Guttmacher Institute, said in a statement that the report shows why the federal government should proceed with a recent plan to make birth control more affordable for those with health insurance.

“The take-home message is clear,” Richards said. “We need to do more to prevent unintended pregnancy, and access to affordable birth control is one significant way to do that.”

Well, this is interesting considering the statistics at the beginning of the article:

“[A new report from the Guttmacher Institute] found that overall, “the United States did not make progress toward its goal of reducing unintended pregnancy between 2001 and 2006.” In fact, the rate was 49 percent in 2006, virtually unchanged from 48 percent in 2001.

But the highest rate of unintended pregnancy of all the subgroups studied occurred among “cohabitors,” or, to use the vernacular, women who were shacking up.”

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It sounds like a lack of birth control is not to blame.

It sounds like “doing more to prevent unwanted pregnancies” involves the financially draining task of instructing young women on the full picture of cohabitation, and what havoc it statistically has wreaked on relationships, not only when dealing with the issue of unintended pregnancies but with other issues that affect both parties, as well as the overarching issue of “lack of commitment” that damages society as a whole.

The solution to unplanned pregnancies is not “use more birth control”.  That’s throwing money at a symptom, when the greater illness has not been acknowledged yet.  There’s a bigger picture of the issue of casual sexual relations (defined as any sexual relations outside of a couple committed to the point of marriage) and it’s increasing popularity among the 20-24 age bracket.

There are many things the cohabitive mentality can be attributed to, and it is always to easy to blame the parents, but in this case, it might be worthwhile to examine that attribution.

  • Look at our divorce rate.  A marriage in the United States stands a 50% chance of divorce. What type of example are the children of these broken homes getting? I understand that every situation is unique, but let me explain it this way: A few divorces is a tragedy.  Half of all marriages ending in divorce is a problem.  Something else is going on.
  • Look at the messages projected from the media.  Any romantic comedy these days has the couple in bed together by the first or second date.

What is the answer?  Whatever it is, it won’t come easy, and it will not be well-received.