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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

San Diego County Fair

I just got an email on our upcoming activities at the San Diego County Fair.  I forwarded it to a few friends I know. I was able to secure two slots at the Del Mar Fair, Thursday, June 30 from 1-4 and Saturday, July 2 from 5-7.  I may try to hang around some other days, and I should probably practice driving to the Fair before this.  The Fair opens tomorrow, when I’ve been asked to cover another driver at the restaurant.  Between Saturday, June 11 and Monday, June 27 I should be able to drive down.  My car isn’t in the best of shape, so I may have to look for another car.  Ironically it’s in better shape than before I gave it a rest.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Today at the Planned Parenthood clinic

I joined the others in the group outside the Planned Parenthood clinic in El Cajon Saturday.  It didn’t really go over very well.  We said the rosary as we usually do, and in the middle of this an older couple asked us about birth control.  The lady in charge of leaflet distribution said simply, “It’s a sin.”   I started to say “I disagree” but was clearly out of place.  If they had responded by saying the Pill causes early abortion I would have been able to argue that the evidence isn’t as convincing as is often believed.  As it was I simply gave them the rosary pamphlet and left.  I didn’t really want to do that.  I’ve often had to leave early because of difficulty standing for long periods, and the people there have been understanding.  But is it any wonder we lose the younger people? 

Thursday, May 26, 2011

An odd thing happened today

I got a reply from Elena di Ventra of 40 Days for Life at San Marcos.  It was a reply to a collection of Pill and spermicide articles that I sent that group as a link quite a few months ago, if not at least a year ago.  The irony is that since then I’ve deleted the spermicide articles from the google document that letter linked to.  It was from some studies suggesting a connection between spermicides and birth defects.  Some pro-life sites have posted literature suggesting a connection, but the American Life League has since removed that information. Familyplanning.net and CCLI.org still have this, but don’t link to any medical articles suggesting a relationship (I wrote to both those organizations about that, but didn’t get a response and still haven’t seen any such links put up.). Medical articles aren’t really clear on this.  It was for these reasons that I deleted the spermicide links.  I’d given Elena a CD on this when we took part in the vigil at San Marcos a few weeks ago that still contained the spermicide links, and I’m guessing this is what prompted the response at this late date.

I sent the pill links about a week ago to both Timmerie Millington, formerly of 40 Days for Life Miramar, and Kelsey Hazzard of Secular pro-life.  I may take part in a vigil at the local Planned Parenthood clinic, and may be on a pro-life booth at the San Diego County Fair if one is set up and I learn of it. 

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Today's mail

Today my mom got some mail from Planned Parenthood, even though she has never believed in abortion.  She is a democrat, which is probably one reason she's been on their mailing list.  The stamp on the envelope said "Nonprofit org".  Yeah, right.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Rosary@San Marcos

We did a rosary at Dr. Kung's office in San Marcos, near San Marcos State University.   It's not a coincidence that they would have an abortion mill right next to a college.   Elena di Ventra was there, along with a total of about 30 people.  I gave her some information on the pill, which I discussed in an earlier post on this blog.  There were a couple of younger women there who were in tears when they were praying the rosary, and it's not hard to guess why.  I left early, partly because it's difficult to stand for long periods of time, and partly just in case Elena wanted to talk to them after the rosary.  I may try to go to the El Cajon clinic tomorrow.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

On the eve of Mother's Day

 We had a pro-life vigil today near the bay, where we usually have the Jan. 22 vigil.  Turnout wasn't as huge as the Jan. 22, but we had about 20 people.  We held signs saying "Aren't you glad your mom chose life?" and "Thanks mom for my life." We were there for a couple of hours.  Roger and Luis were there, among others.