Friday, March 23, 2007

Texas State Lawmaker Wants to Pay Women $500 to Choose Adoption Over Abortion

"A proposal by state Sen. Dan Patrick would pay pregnant women $500 for choosing adoption over abortion.

The anti-abortion Houston Republican said Senate Bill 1567 would provide an incentive to forgo abortion, but critics questioned whether such payments would be viewed as baby selling or coercion".

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Mother Given 10 Days to Find New Hospital For Sick Child or Hospital Will Remove Respirator

H/T to Sue

"A hospital ethics committee at Brackenridge Children’s Hospital of Austin, TX, a Catholic run hospital in the Seton Healthcare System, yesterday notified Catarina Gonzales, a young mother of a very sick child that, unless she can arrange to have her child transferred to another medical facility within 10 days, they will remove the respirator that the child relies on to breath".


Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Remembering Terri Schiavo: Two Years Since Removing Her Feeding Tube

Terri Schiavo

Two years ago yesterday, Terri Schaivo's former husband won the right to remove her feeding tube and start the painful 13-day starvation and dehydration death that took her life and riveted a nation.


Mexico City's Attempt to Legalize Abortion Draws Catholic Church Rebuke

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An attempt by the local legislature in Mexico City to legalize all abortions within the first 14 weeks of pregnancy and open the door to the dangerous RU 486 abortion drug has drawn a sharp rebuke from the nation's Catholic bishops. They called the legislation the beginning of a "program of extermination."


Sam Brownback: Protect Unborn Children From Abortion, After Birth Too

Republican presidential candidate Sam Brownback is strongly pro-life and, as a result, opposes the killing of unborn children from abortion. But he told the audience at a New Hampshire campaign stop that he strongly supports protecting children after birth as well.


Texas Baby's Mother Fights for Son's Life After Doctors Give Up Hope

A 23 year old single mother in Texas is holding on to hope that she can find another medical facility who will take her disabled son for treatment after doctors at an Austin hospital gave up hope. The case is the latest in Texas to involve a futile care law that gives families just 10 days to find a facility that will care for their loved ones.


Monday, March 19, 2007

Understanding Abortion Kills Children: Are We Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?


...Now I know how real this is because I see it every day--adults not knowing simple truths that are obvious to children. I can take a set of fetal models or pictures of babies in the womb to any first or fifth grade class room in this country.

I can ask the kids to identify what is in the picture, and they will tell me that it is a baby. I see it all summer as parents bring their kids to the booth and, when they see the fetal models, they say, "Baby, baby," as they try to reach down to pick one up.

Now you take these same models and pictures to a group of adults and you will get the most ridiculous answers to the same question: "a blob of tissues," "a potential life," "just a fetus." I have even heard them call the baby "a parasite" many times. It is sad that adults have to cloud a simple truth to justify a horrific action like abortion...