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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Today's Life-walk, plus a few news items.

I attended the 2011 Life Walk at De Anza Cove earlier today.  Most of the top people from Life Perspectives were there, along with a couple musical bands and a few members of Knights of Columbus.   I would estimate there were a total of two or three hundred people for the 5km walk, or 3 ½ miles.  They gave me some books and other literature which I will probably try to share with the El Cajon Pregnancy Care Clinic the next time I see them; don't know whether they have them already.  Later that day I went to see if there was anyone from 40 Days for Life at the El Cajon and Miramar clinics, but didn't see anyone.

I'm not sure I'l be attending the 40 Days for Life Closing vigil because of what happened here

Some news items:

Former clinic director Abby Johnson has written an editorial in Life News supporting efforts by Congress to investigate Planned Parenthood.

Lifesitenews reports on a couple with triplets, who resisted pressure for pregnancy reduction.

"Love can be seen as the answer, but nobody bleeds for the dancer"--Ronnie James Dio (1942-2010)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Fwd: Simple yet Profound!

I attended the Fatima vigil near St. Ephrem's and Our Lady of Grace today.  Because of some car problems I was late getting down there, but was able to get another pledge for the upcoming life walk. To my surprise there were a few pamphlets encouraging the use of condoms if you didn't practice abstinence.

Here's something Pat Hansen sent me, which I'm guessing Sue Lopez shared with her a few years ago.  I've seen it on Facebook as well.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Patricia Hansen <>
Date: Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 10:06 AM
Subject: Simple yet Profound!

Wow!  Thanks Sue!
Simple, yet Profound!

Some other news items:

Live Action has run an editorial on why congress is right to investigate Planned Parenthood.

Jon Scharfenberger, who was in the crash that claimed pro-life student Kortney Blythe Gordon, remains in critical condition.

The House has approved the Protect Life Act, but Senate Democrats and President Obama are expected to oppose the bill.   

Ron Paul has released a video where he describes the efforts to save one child born prematurely, but how another child who survived an abortion was denied medical care.

Medical News Today has release a report from the United Kingdom that miscarriage test errors may be leading to the abortion of up to 400 healthy babies each year.  I don't have figures on how often this is occuring in the United States.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Today's Life Chain rally, plus some other items.

There were probably about 80 people at the Life Chain in El Cajon this year, on Fletcher Parkway near Our Lady of Grace and the Vons shopping center.  They were a bit more scattered than they were at the 40 Days for Life kickoff vigil a few days earlier.  Life Chains were also held in Roanoke, Va; Salem, Oregon; Peoria, Illinois; and St. Joseph's, Missouri.

Some other news updates:

*The number of abortions performed in Ohio took another drop, marking 10 straight years of decline.

*Josh Craddock wrote an interesting article in Live Action comparing Planned Parenthood's operations in minority neighborhoods with medical experiments in Guatemalans and Tuskegee.

*The Illinois Department of Public Health has shut down the Northern Illinois Women's Center in Rockford because of numerous safety violations.
"Love can be seen as the answer, but nobody bleeds for the dancer"--Ronnie James Dio (1942-2010)