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Saturday, June 4, 2011

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In New Zealand, Right to Life may appeal a recent court decision that held that unborn children have no right to life. The appeal would be to the nation's Supreme Court. As in the United States, most appeals to the Supreme Court are not heard. They do have better odds, though: about 20% of applications are successful, versus less than 5% in the American court.

Abortion supporters are rallying around Jennie L. McCormack, who was charged with "unlawful termination" after she killed her 20-week-old unborn baby with off-label pills. She faces a maximum five year prison sentence and a $5000 fine. The pro-abortion petition on McCormack's behalf shows incredible vitriol toward the pro-life woman who reported the crime, and who dared to suggest that McCormack could have asked for help in dealing with her difficult financial situation. (Sample comment: "Squealer woman is evil and she should be punished! Dress her as pig and parade her on street while others throw poo at her.")
Other mothers and fathers have, under extreme stress, justified the killing of their born sons and daughters; we may feel some sympathy for such parents, and encourage them to get psychological help, but we cannot join them in believing that homicide is an appropriate response or that there should be no legal consequences. It's entirely reasonable for pro-lifers (and the law) to treat McCormack similarly.

On Twitter? Whether or not you follow us, it's easy to help us save lives. Just use the #abortionsafety tag whenever come across a story about a botched abortion.

LifeNews has a piece on the possible future of the U.S. Senate, which is currently a pro-abortion stronghold.

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