Sunday, March 13, 2011

Scatterbrained Sunday: Spring break news

Thank you for bearing with us as we had no posts last week (except of course for Matthew Newman's ever-reliable Wednesday news summary). Here are some tidbits from over the break:, a youth-focused Christian pro-life blog, was hacked. Over a year's worth of content was deleted. They're working on recovering the posts, but may not be able to recover the comments to those posts.

Speaking of which, Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life of America has a spot-on editorial at about the role of the internet in the pro-life movement:
Today, over 60% of young people get their news online. The majority of young people spend more than 7 hours per day connected to online media via their phone, ipod, or computer, often multi-tasking on sites such as Hulu, YouTube, and Facebook.

People of all generations turn to Google for answers, even for the most difficult questions. I’ve seen hearts and minds change on abortion because of these simple searches, when a student searches the words “unborn baby” and sees a 3D ultrasound a proud parent posted on YouTube or when a scared young girl finds a pro-life pregnancy help center when searching the word “abortion.”
Students for Life recently launched a new website,, where you can donate your Facebook status, find internships, and lots of other cool stuff.

Via the White Rose Project, if you only have four minutes and eighteen seconds to make the case for defunding Planned Parenthood, this is the video for you:

Finally, Illinois has abolished the death penalty. Students for Life of Illinois praises the move as "a step in the right direction," but says it's high time the right to life apply to the unborn as well. Illinois' 23 abortion facilities kill 40,000 unborn children annually.

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