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Friday, December 10, 2010

Today's stories

The Department of Defense authorization bill, which contained both taxpayer funding of abortion (the Burris Amendment) and the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell, has failed to pass. Now, a standalone piece of legislation has been introduced to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell. By divorcing it from the abortion issue, LGBT advocates may be able to pick up some pro-life votes, but whether or not those votes are enough remains to be seen.

For years, Life Decisions International has maintained a long list of companies which donate to Planned Parenthood and encouraged pro-lifers to boycott these businesses. An unusually high number of companies have been dropped from the boycott list in the last few months. The economy may be part of the reason, but doesn't completely explain the timing.

A new report by abortion advocates suggests that ultrasounds before chemical abortions are unnecessary, but pro-lifers respond that the study's own data shows that ultrasounds help detect ectopic pregnancies. The abortion pill does not work in the case of an ectopic pregnancy, which can be life-threatening if noticed too late.

The 2011 Students for Life of America conference has sold out. Over 1600 students are expected to attend! SecularProLife.org will be there with resources for campus activists.

2 comments:

Pantheroom said...

I did not know there was a list of businesses that donated to PP-- that sure was an interesting read (I worked for one of them). How do you feel about boycotting those businesses? I must admit, the information changes my preferences.

And go figure. Instead of seeing the value in new technology, abortion advocates would try to discredit their utility. That's one thing I love about being pro-life: new technology almost always brings more people around to this side, while abortion advocates are stuck fighting technological change that illuminates the very real human life of a fetus.

secularprolife.org said...

I was discussing the boycott with another SecularProLife.org member, who said that money flows to Planned Parenthood from just about everywhere, and you can't do much to avoid it short of becoming a recluse. There's probably some truth to that. But if I'm in a situation where I have a choice between two products of similar price and quality, and one of them is made by a company that gives to Planned Parenthood, I'll go with the other.

I agree with you about technology and plan to write a post on that soon.