There was a pretty good turnout at the candlelight vigil on Grape and Harbor tonight. In addition to the main body of participants at one corner, there were a few who crossed the lights to hold signs on the other side of the streets. I remembered the quarters for the parking meters, and also had a jacket for when it got cold. There were quite a few familiar faces there, Pat Hansen, Roger Lopez, and Fr. Nabil, as well as the Bradels and a few others. I just found out some people from the Facebook page Pro-Lifers Stand Together attended the vigil.
On a personal note my mom is currently in the same nursing home where my dad was at a few years ago. She's recovering from an infection that occurred as a result of some skin grafts to remove some cancerous growths. They found a few more and don't think they can remove any more skin; they're going to give her a drug called Gleevec once the infection has healed. This drug does wonders for a certain type of leukemia, but I don't know whether it will help with her cancer, a form of angiosarcoma. We're hoping she'll be released from the nursing home in a week or so; she's much more lucid than my dad was during his time there.
Some news items:
Planned Parenthood will be merging some of its clinics in Michigan.
Blog writers at the anti-abortion gang and Live Action, among others, have commented on the hideous matter of sex-selective abortions, where couples abort a baby simply for being the wrong sex (usually female). Way to go, women's rights groups!
Live Action also relays a report by the Chicago Tribune that some abortion centers have gone 15 years without an inspection, while Jill Stanek reports on two botched abortions where they only had one gurney available, and so they had to take out the second patient in a wheelchair. Safe, legal??
"Love can be seen as the answer, but nobody bleeds for the dancer"--Ronnie James Dio (1942-2010)