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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Pill articles I've mentioned

From time to time I’ve mentioned a series of links to pill articles that I’ve given away as CDs or floppys or emailed to people.  Here is a list of many of the links, plus a few on other matters.  My return to pro-life has been at best bittersweet.

Revisting the San Diego County Fair

I went to the Del Mar fair today for the first time in too long.  They didn’t have the pro-life table there yet, but I went down anyway just to become familiar with the place once again.  The table will be in the San Diego Pavillion in the infield of the racetrack, and I have slots for June 30 and July 2.  If I get a chance, I’ll try to drop by there next Monday to see if there’s anyone familiar.

Be careful what you wish for

The Chicago Tribune has recently been reporting a number of incidents where abortion records were not being kept properly, including records of their complications.  Unfortunately this falls under the category of “Be careful what you wish for…”

Years ago Jack Willke and his wife wrote a book “Handbook on Abortion” that covered a number of issues relating to abortion.  In response to claims that we needed to legalize abortion to reduce illegal abortions, the Willkes argued that it would not reduce this, because of the privacy factor.  Even if abortion were legal, they argued that a wife pregnant by another man would still have it done illegally because of the possibility that the husband could find out from medical records that his wife had a legal abortion.  In the same way, a minor would go to an illegal abortionist for fear her parents might find out if she had it done legally.   By being so lax on record-keeping, they may have gotten rid of reasons for seeking illegal abortions, but the legal ones aren’t much safer, and there are more of them.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Ultrasound Equipment and Abortion-The Good News and the Bad News

Two news stories have recently revealed that the use of ultrasound can reduce the incidence of abortion.  Focus on the Family has recently claimed that its Option Ultrasound Program has saved 100,000 babies from abortion since its inception in 2004, and a poll by the Public Religion Research Institute shows that ultrasound images reduce support for abortion.

The bad news is that keepsake ultrasound machines are apparently being used in Asian-American communities to determine the sex of the baby—and if the sex is female—it’s aborted.