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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The screening of "October Baby"

I attended a screening of October Baby at USD earlier tonight.  Sarah Rigby, one of the actresses in the movie, told us about her role in the movie and an abortion she had years ago.  Claire Culwell, a woman who survived an abortion attempt, also spoke.  Unfortunately I felt I had to leave because I was getting kind of tired, and I had to drive back to El Cajon at night.

Mom was at the doctor having some of her old surgery wounds cleared up (seems like she's always doing that).  She'll have a biopsy done soon to see if there's a recurrence of her angiosarcoma.  Earlier an ultrasound hadn't detected anything unusual, but they're doing this procedure to further check on things.

Some news items: Westchester legislators are considering creating a 25-foot buffer zone around clinics.

 In Boise, Idaho a crisis pregnancy clinic is operating right next to a Planned Parenthood clinic.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has ordered closed two abortion facilities that had a history of public safety violations.

LifeNews has posted an editorial about sex-selection abortions.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

The 40 Days for Life Closing Ceremony

I attended the closing ceremony for the 40 Days for Life program.  Roger Lopez and Gene Villinski ran the ceremony along with Vicki Whitmire, Trippy Seelig, and Bishop Flores.  I also saw Elena di Ventra and Timmerie Millington, both of whom have worked on the project in the past.  Timmerie has a few blogs on pro-life activities.  I also saw Pat Hansen, Barbara Sheddy, and a few others from the vigils.  A post-abortive woman from Silent No More spoke of how many women aren't able to forgive themselves after an abortion; it hits close to home, but not for the reason the reader might think.  When I was younger my dad and I were close, but as we grew older a number of things went terribly wrong.  Now my mom has had a recurrence of angiosarcoma; they may know in April whether the gleevec has helped.

The next pro-life activity will be the Pro-Life Stations of the Cross, which I also did last year.

Other news:  Planned Parenthood is building a $6.5 million facility in Fort Worth, Texas.  A contractor walked out after learning the project was for a Planned Parenthood building.

A Florida dad relates that he wanted his then-girlfriend to have an abortion in 1964 when he was 19, and now thanks his lucky stars that it was illegal at the time.

"Love can be seen as the answer, but nobody bleeds for the dancer"--Ronnie James Dio (July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010)