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Monday, October 29th, 2007
9:48 pm
[magdalene74]
Tuesday, June 13th, 2006
3:01 pm
[ella_menno]
questioning "continuous contraception"
I find myself wanting to debate the so-called 'merits' of what's being called continuous contraception (an article in favor of it can be found here). Can anyone point me towards information and/or sources demonstrating why medicating your way out of menstruation for years on end is an unhealthy idea?

I thank you in advance.

(cross-posted to nfp, humanae_vitae, and catholics4life)
Monday, April 17th, 2006
8:36 pm
[quackingpenguin]
Hey y'all.

so, we have a really annoying group on campus here at the University of Southern Maine that likes to sponcier Pro Choice events. The one for this Spring is called " Reproductive Rights of Spring." The Pro Life group i am part of on campus is going to be there and if we can, hand out some info about "reprodictive rights" ie...what abortion really is and what birth control really does to you...etc...The only BIG problem is...we are a totally new group on campus, we were offical as of Good Friday. so we have NO money. Anything that we are going to hand out will be stuff that i have (which isen't much) and stuff that i will photo copy (the cost is out of my pocket). i am totally ok doing this, but here is my question for you guys:


If anyone has any literature just kicking around (about abortion, birth conrtol, chastiy, anything you may think is helpful).....you would be my all time hero if you could mail it to me...

my address is:
Cynthia Toftness
225 Robie Hall
Gorham ME 04038


another big favor...the event is set for May 1st....pray for the people there, for the people who orginized it and who are running it, and for us.


THANKS SO MUCH!!!

cross posted
4:03 pm
[ethicalgop]
Saturday my parents went and prayed out in front of an abortion clinic (I went with, but I stayed in the car with the dogs and my sister). One of the ladies from the group we pray with brought this statue. Mom had me come take a couple pictures of it. I don't know what effect if any it was having on the people going into the clinic, but seeing it there had a profound effect on me.

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Tuesday, April 4th, 2006
9:05 pm
[scarpacci]
Sunday, April 2nd, 2006
5:27 pm
[magdalene74]
Paging "Imonlysleeping2"
Drop me a line?
Thursday, March 23rd, 2006
10:49 am
[quackingpenguin]
Saturday, March 18th, 2006
9:04 am
[random_one]

Don't know if any of you guys have seen this yet, but here......


Two more women die after taking 'abortion pill'

I  think this is very sad....... :-(

Then again.......this pill isn't natural!!! And now it's seen that it's dangerous to more than just the children trying to be killed.

Let's hope they finally get the sense to pull this horrible thing off the market.
Sunday, February 19th, 2006
10:01 pm
[random_one]
Ok, I got a question. This just randomly occured to me, and it's something I'm having a hard time getting answered.


See, I know the church's stand on birth control, contraception in general, and in vitro fertilization.....

Ok, what about fertility therapy? To like help make a woman more fertile and stuff....does the church say anything about that?

On the one hand, one could say that it is interfering with nature. On the other hand, it's helping to create to life and it's using (for the most part) natural means.


How does that work out??

Current Mood: curious
Thursday, February 16th, 2006
8:25 am
[dies___irae]
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x posted abortion411, abortiondebate,catholics4life
Sunday, February 12th, 2006
10:41 pm
[magdalene74]
Saturday, February 4th, 2006
8:42 pm
[scarpacci]
Professor
Today in English class pretty much out of nowhere the Professor started talking about the perils of coat hanger abortions (which never existed in the first place) and "Thank god for Roe v. Wade and women's rights" (god, not God because He surely was not behind it). This went on for a while, how it relates to American Literature and what we were supposed to be discussing I don't know, and I didn't learn much in English class in the way of English.

The professor being an older lady type and this being the second class I was not expecting and thus am still trying to figure out how to respond to something like that. I felt horrible not saying anything right then and there, but I figured it was best to think it over and provide a good argument than say something at random, get dissed and have a hard time ever being taken seriously. Everyone, please contribute your thoughts as I have a feeling that this won't be the last time I hear this nonsense, and she's a wacko PPH type feminist who's got more fake facts and empty argument and put-down experience then the typical other students and professors I have dealt with in the past.
Friday, February 3rd, 2006
10:38 am
[magdalene74]
Priests for Life Call to Prayer to End Abortion

Prayer to End Abortion
Lord God, I thank you today for the gift of my life,
And for the lives of all my brothers and sisters.
I know there is nothing that destroys more life than abortion,
Yet I rejoice that you have conquered death
by the Resurrection of Your Son.
I am ready to do my part in ending abortion.
Today I commit myself
Never to be silent,
Never to be passive,
Never to be forgetful of the unborn.
I commit myself to be active in the pro-life movement,
And never to stop defending life
Until all my brothers and sisters are protected,
And our nation once again becomes
A nation with liberty and justice
Not just for some, but for all,
Through Christ our Lord. Amen!
Wednesday, January 25th, 2006
4:42 pm
[quackingpenguin]
Friday, January 20th, 2006
6:27 pm
[magdalene74]
Holy Crap....
Sorry for the phrase but there was nothing more i could think of to describe what i am reading at this moment..

http://www.whyaretheydead.net/krasel/aff_mt.html

The Catholic Church has always (well since they popped up..) held that the so called "church of scientology" is a cult and to be avoided... now i know why..

This is an actual court transcript, though it reads like bad science fiction...
Monday, December 12th, 2005
7:42 pm
[kscatholic]
Prayer request
If y'all could pray for a girl who is about to have an abortion, it would be very much appreciated. One of my LJ friends posted that a friend of her's is planning on aborting within a week. Please pray for the pregnant girl and my LJ friend, that she will be able to speak to her friend and convince her to carry the baby to term.

Thank you!

(cross-posted)
Wednesday, November 30th, 2005
9:13 am
[magdalene74]
Women's Suicide Rates Highest After Abortion, New Study

Springfield, IL (Nov. 29, 2005) -

Compared to women who have not been pregnant in the
prior year, deaths from suicide, accidents and homicide
are 248% higher in the year following an abortion,
according to a new 13-year study of the entire
population of women in Finland.

The study also found that majority of the extra deaths
among women who had abortions were due to suicide. The
suicide rate among women who had abortions was six
times higher than that of women who had given birth in
the prior year and double that of women who had
miscarriages.

The epidemiological study, published in the European
Journal of Public Health, was conducted by Finland's
National Research and Development Center for Welfare
and Health (STAKES). The researchers looked at data
between 1987 and 2000 on all deaths among women of
reproductive age (15 to 49).

While the risk of death from suicide, accidents, and
homicide was highest among women who had abortions
within the prior year, the risk of death was lowest
among women who gave birth within the prior year, who
had less than half the death rate of women who had not
been pregnant. The risk of death following a
miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy, however, did not
significantly differ from the risk of death among
non-pregnant women.

The new study confirms findings from previous
record-based studies carried out in Finland and the
United States that have found elevated risks of death
among women who have abortions. A 1997
government-funded study in Finland found that aborting
women were 3.5 times more likely to die within the next
year compared to women who gave birth.

In addition, researchers examining death records linked
to medical payments for birth and abortion for 173,000
California women found that aborting women were 62
percent more likely to die than delivering women over
the eight year period examined. That study also found
that the increase risk of death was most prominent from
suicides and accidents, with a 154 percent higher risk
of death from suicide and an 82 percent higher risk of
death from accidental injuries.

The lead author of the California study, David Reardon,
Ph.D., said that record-linkage studies are vital to
getting an accurate picture of pregnancy-associated
mortality rates. "In most cases, coroners simply have
no way of knowing that the deceased recently had an
abortion, which is why these new record linkage studies
are so important," he said.

Indeed, another recent study by government health
officials in Finland found that 94 percent of maternal
deaths associated with abortion could not be identified
by looking at death certificates alone. This finding
applies to the data published by the Centers for
Disease Control in the United States.

Previous studies have also linked abortion to higher
rates of substance abuse, anxiety, sleep disorders,
suicidal thoughts, psychiatric illness, relationship
problems, and risk-taking behavior, any of which may
increase a women's risk of death by suicide or
accident. The authors of the new Finland study also
speculated that there might be common risk factors
between having an induced abortion and dying from an
accidental injury, and called on medical professional
to be aware of these risks.

"Women seeking abortions should be informed that
abortion is associated with significant physical and
mental health risks, and it also deprives them of
numerous physical and mental health benefits associated
with childbirth." Reardon said. "It is especially
important for health care providers to be aware of
these risks and the risk factors which identify those
women who are at highest risk. Providing women with the
resources to help them resolve emotional issues
relating to past abortions will not only increase their
well-being but may possibly save their lives."
Thursday, November 3rd, 2005
5:43 pm
[scarpacci]
Complaint to Yahoo

Today I saw a banner ad on Yahoo Mail telling women to "protect their reproductive rights" and "Save Roe." I was appalled that Yahoo would run such an ad, first they managed to instantly insult half the U.S. population, and while they're at it expose young girls who might be temted to click on the pretty pink ad to being indoctrinated by the filth that spews from Planned Parenthood.

I suggest if anyone else here has a Yahoo account leave them similar feedback to let them know where we stand.

 

Below is the nice ad complaint I left them:

My family and I have had Yahoo Mail since right after it came out. Since then we have always used and preferred their services, purchased items from ads and Yahoo Auctions, answered surveys and even purchased a domain and larger inbox (not on my account). I understand there is a cost to Yahoo for all the services provided, and that a big part of it is paid for by advertisements. But I also understand that, just like an advertiser would not want his or her ad placed where it could create a bad image, so would Yahoo not want to create a bad image for itself by placing the wrong ads. Unfortunately Yahoo has not lived up to this. The ad I am speaking of is one run by Planned Parenthood proclaiming “Save Roe!” I know there’s a canned response to this along the lines of “this ad is from a large legal organization with extensive membership” in which Yahoo will seek to wash its hands out of a poor choice in advertiser, but I have an answer to that. It is obvious to anyone of nominal wit that running such an ad is guaranteed to deeply insult half the U.S. population. The question then becomes why run it? By allowing such an ad Yahoo is taking an indirect stand in the matter of pro-life or pro-choice in the court of public opinion, whether it wants to or not. I ask that said ad, and all other ads present and future regarding abortion issues be pulled from Yahoo. I find this to be more than fair. I also believe a written apology to me is in order.

***X-Posted to my Journal***



Current Mood: aggravated
Wednesday, October 19th, 2005
1:10 pm
[magdalene74]
Wednesday, October 5th, 2005
2:10 pm
[magdalene74]

Next Up in the Netherlands: Euthanasia for Babies
Eva Cahen
CNSNews.com
October 05, 2005

Paris - Four years after becoming the first nation formally to legalize euthanasia, the Netherlands is set to amend its legislation to provide for the euthanasia of newborn babies, under certain circumstances.

In 2001, the Dutch government passed a law allowing doctors to end the life of adult patients at their own request.

The new directive, which will be debated in parliament later this month and most likely approved without a vote, will extend the regulations to incorporate what is known as the Groningen Protocol.

Under these guidelines, parents can give consent for children to be killed, if they are suffering from severe pain and are terminally ill.

"This is dangerous because the question is, what will be the next extension?" said Bert Dorenbos, chairman of Cry for Life, a pro-life organization in the Netherlands.

"It can be very dangerous when our lives are in the hands of political parties or subjective groups," he said.

The Groningen Academic Hospital, where doctors drew up the guidelines, made headlines last year when it admitted publicly that it had carried out euthanasia on terminally ill newborn babies.

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