A NY Times article on ultrasound legislation states that in two British Columbia studies on the effect of women viewing ultrasound images of their babies prior to abortion, no women decided to cancel their abortions. It also quotes clinic workers in Alabama who say that viewing ultrasound images changes few, if any, minds.
Archive for May, 2010
Counter response to lies of pro-abortion voices needed! They say ultrasounds don’t change minds and save lives. They lie! Testimonies needed!Friday, May 28th, 2010
African American Democrat Legislator supports ultrasound legislation. Light at the end of the tunnel?Thursday, May 27th, 2010
The Louisiana Senate advanced legislation Tuesday that would require a woman to receive an obstetrics ultrasound before an abortion.
The Senate voted 33-4 for the bill — a watered-down version of original legislation that would have required the woman to view the ultrasound, listen to a description of what was being seen and get a copy of the print.
“We have compromised on this bill. We still have a bill that will empower women with information if they choose to receive it,” said state Sen. Sharon Broome, D-Baton Rouge. “The woman has the choice.”
Broome said the state needs to continue down the road it started 15 years ago when it passed the “Women’s Right to Know” law. That law requires that women be informed of possible physical and psychological risks involved at least 24 hours before an abortion.
The ultrasound legislation would once again provide information to women “before they make a critical decision such as this,” Broome said.
State Sen. Karen Peterson, D-New Orleans, questioned why a woman should go to the expense of an ultrasound if they opted not to see the ultrasound or get a copy of the print.
“We are imposing a mandate on a procedure that is legal. It seems to me we should consider not only the reasonableness of it but whether or not it makes sense,” said Peterson.
She said the woman can opt out of everything except having the ultrasound performed.
State Sen. David Heitmeier, D-New Orleans, asked the Senate to allow physicians to make the call about whether an ultrasound is needed. He said 95 percent of physicians today find the need to order the procedures.
“Let’s not dictate what they have to do,” said Heitmeier. “Allow the physician to take care of the patient.”
The state Senate rejected Heitmeier’s proposal with nine senators voting for it and 28 against.
State Sen. Nick Gautreaux, D-Meaux, said the legislation should be expanded to allow the fathers of the unborn child to have the opportunity to see the ultrasound.
“By seeing that, something may change a young man’s life,” said Gautreaux.
As introduced, the legislation would have mirrored a new Oklahoma law imposing one of the strictest abortion requirements in the nation.
The Oklahoma law has already been legally challenged as a violation of a woman’s right to privacy and guarantee of equal protection. The national Center for Reproductive Rights filed the lawsuit.
SB528 was rewritten in the Senate Health and Welfare Committee.
State Sen. Joe McPherson, D-Woodworth, the main mover behind the changes to give women the option of receiving ultrasound information, got assurances from Broome that she would not change the bill as it moved through the legislative process.
Broome told state senators that the legislation before them Tuesday lived up to that commitment. She proposed an amendment to make technical changes which McPherson agreed to.
SB528 now heads to the House for debate.
VOTING FOR THE ULTRASOUND (33): Sens Adley, Alario, Amedee, Appel, Broome, Chabert, Cheek, Claitor, Crowe, Donahue, Duplessis, Erdey, B. Gautreaux, N. Gautreaux, Guillory, Hebert, Heitmeier, Kostelka, LaFleur, Long, Martiny, McPherson, Michot, Morrell, Morrish, Mount, Nevers, Quinn, Riser, Shaw, Smith, Thompson and Walsworth.
VOTING AGAINST THE ULTRASOUND (4): — Sens Dorsey, Jackson, Murray and Peterson.
NOT VOTING (2): President Chaisson and Sen. Marionneaux.
Sometimes you have to lie to patients, medical doctor tells medical students… Also, check out Alveda news story link below:Wednesday, May 26th, 2010
Dr. Abraham Hodari of Michigan, currently facing a lawsuit for performing an abortion against the will of his patient, told medical students in 2007, “Sometimes you need to lie to patients about things they want to do or not….” Caitlin Bruce is suing Hodari because while on the operating table, she told Hodari that she had changed her mind and didn’t want an abortion, but he took her child anyway.
May is the month for celebrating Mothers’ Day and Graduation! This is a belated congratulations to all the Mothers, biological and others, as well as all the families celebrating graduations. We are blessed with several graduations in our familyas well! Also, please, please, pleaaaaase check out this site! It blessed me!!!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfeXxkbgCVE
Mrs. Bush was always pro-choice and supported gay marriage. Now that her husband George W. is out of office, she is expressing her views.
In speaking about abortion, Laura Bush said on the Larry King Show Tuesday night that she thinks that “it’s important that it remain legal.” She said she also supports same sex marriage.
Link to YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtNabdDx_mU&feature=player_embedded
Lately, I’ve experienced a lesson in humility, again… It had once again become my habit of condemning others for their viewpoints without really praying for them and hoping and praying that I have enough light in my life to attract others to truth. Also, I was becoming critical again, with vitrolic speech, a bitter tongue and all of that. If someone did something I didn’t agree with, I was becoming quick to say or think that “wow, they really need Jesus!” Well, don’t we all need more and more of Jesus, the Love of God and the Power of the Holy Spirit? It works two ways, when we see the fault of others in the words we read, and the deeds we observe, we must look inward as well. If our “enemies” need to fear the Lord, so do we… If they need to change their ways, we need to demonstrate enough of Jesus so that they would want to be more like Jesus…
These two scriptures were part of my meditation this morning. It made me think, again…. We win others with love even when firmness and truth are part of our message. Peace!
1 Samuel 12: 23 “Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by ceasing to pray for you; but I will instruct you in the good and right way. 24 “Only fear the LORD and serve Him in truth with all your heart ; for consider what great things He has done for you. 25 “But if you still do wickedly, both you and your king will be swept away.”
Just a note to remind everyone to connect with someone outside of your ordinary and or regular circles this summer. For instance, if you only go to your regular church service, go at another time or on another day and meet some new friends in your parish. Or, if you are young, meet some older friends. If you are older, meet some younger friends. Find new ways to promote the culture of life, at picnics, bowling games, etc. Let the upcoming summer be purposeful adn fun!