Archive for November, 2009

Jacie & Aiden photo: F. Salazar,Wichita Eagle

Enjoy this beautiful video showing  the love generated by Aiden Edward Harley’s 51-minute life.   A poignant article in Sunday’s Wichita Eagle chronicles the birth of Aiden, his brave mother, Jacie Brown, and the loving perinatal team from Choices Medical Clinic.   And how wonderful that there exist charities like the Agape’ Care Cradle in Wichita–a nonprofit infant mortuary. (more…)

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From Kansans for Life advisory board member, Cathy McDonnell:
If you are interested in signing the Manhattan Declaration, you can go to The Manhattan Declaration.  The Manhattan Declaration is a statement from a group of Catholic and Protestant leaders, as well as lay people, publicly supporting the dignity of life, the family and freedom of conscience.

You can read about the declaration at the site.  The gist is that Christians will not participate in ethical issues which go against their faith and –if need be– will practice civil disobedience. (more…)

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"The Scream" by Edvard Munch, 1893

Bioethicist Wesley Smith analyzes this situation:

“A car crash victim has spoken of the horror he endured for 23 years after he was misdiagnosed as being in a coma when he was conscious the whole time. Rom Houben, trapped in his paralysed body after a car crash, described his real-life nightmare as he screamed to doctors that he could hear them – but could make no sound.

I can’t imagine how horrible (more…)

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This past week, two different health-advising groups recommended fewer annual screenings for breast and cervical cancer but no one took advantage of the public’s focus to alert women that abortion and oral contraceptives raise women’s risk for both cancers.

The 180-degree  attitudinal reversals about screening from HHS and ACOG were (more…)

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Public support is rapidly sinking for an obscenely anti-life Senate health care bill supported by the Obama administration.  Lifenews.com reports today on a poll, from the reliable Rasmussen group, that 56 % of the public now oppose the bill– the lowest level of support in nearly two dozen tracking polls since June.

The measure passed a crucial procedural vote Saturday night with the support of self-professed pro-life Democrat Senators.

Kansas legislators from both parties (particularly in the Senate with their long 6-year tenure) have often played this game–  (more…)

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Kansas City Ezine reports abortion supporters are now running a national TV ad about the current House-passed health reform because it contains the Stupak-Pitts amendment, barring new ways to spend tax monies on insurance that funds abortion. (The new Senate health reform bill unveiled yesterday has no Stupak-type prohibition.)

Pushing for taxpayer-funded elective abortion is of course immoral, but it’s also a change in long-standing federal policy.  Nevertheless, the ad features a woman complaining that her federal job insurance would not pay for a $5,000 abortion of an unborn child diagnosed with anencephaly, a spinal (more…)

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Not many eyes have seen the new Senate health care bill being rushed through this week, but National Right to Life has and the news is bad, though not unexpected:  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) has rejected the bipartisan Stupak-Pitts Amendment and has substituted completely unacceptable language that would result in coverage of abortion on demand in two big new federal government programs.

UPDATE: AP reports Thursday, Nov. 20, that the White House is on a collision course with U.S. Bishops; a top Obama administration official praised Reid’s bill as a compromise on abortion coverage while the bishops’ key pro-life official called it the worst they’ve seen on the life issues.

Abortion in health reform clearly runs counter to where the American people are, and have been a long time. To cite just two examples of where the public is on this, a CNN poll released Nov. 18 found that

“Six in 10 Americans favor a ban on the use of federal funds for abortion,” (more…)

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