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PLM Newsletter – Month of April, 2012

Posted by on Apr. 13, 2012 at 9:08 AM
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"In my opinion abortion is bad medicine. It should be left in the Dark Ages where it belongs." ~ Emma, testimony against legalising abortion in Ireland



What’s New in the Group

Discussion of the Week (DoW) - We are starting a discussion every week or every other week. Feel free to voice your opinion or thoughts without judgement. Remember, we're all on the same side. I'll always post the Discussion of the Week (DoW) on a private forum so no one has to worry about anyone outside the group reading your responses. Oh, and the responses are not limited to the week that I post them. Any member can respond at any time. Please contribute. We would really like to know your opinion. The first DoW is:

Discussion of the Week (1) - Fear Is The Number One Reason Abortion Continues

Interesting Posts

- BUMP FOR THE BABIES! Every time you stop by or once a day! *Photo changes frequently*

new website

- friend considering abortion :(

- Walk for Life 2012

- heartbreaking photo

- Mother's love in movie MONUMENTAL

Historic First: Arizona Legislature Passes Landmark Ban on Late-Term Abortions Based on AUL Model

911 call shows late-term abortionist Haskell laughing as patient suffers continuous seizure

Refuting Those “After-Birth Abortion” Philosophers

I Love Abortion: Article from RH Reality Check (a pro-abortion website)

Planned Parenthood Supporters Mock Abortion Survivor


What “Pro-Life” Does – and Doesn’t – Mean

“If you’re so pro-life, where are you for people after they’re born?”

It’s a challenge pro-aborts routinely pose to pro-lifers, the implication being that our concern for the unborn must be insincere because we don’t support this or that government program allegedly meant to help the poor, sick, or otherwise disadvantaged.

That theory is currently on display in Nebraska, as Republican senators are sharply divided on a bill “that would fund prenatal care for babies whose mothers may be in the country illegally.” Pro-life Republican Gov. Dave Heineman has pledged to veto the legislation, while pro-life Republican Sen. Mike Flood supports it “because it’s pro-life.”

And that raises the question of what pro-life means.

Is it just pro-birth?

Does it extend to life after birth?

If you’re pro-life, can other issues rise to the level of a higher concern?

Needless to say, what our country should do about illegal immigration is far beyond the scope of a pro-life website, but clearing up whether there’s a pro-life component to this particular bill is simple enough.

“Pro-life” simply means “supporting legal protection for every human being’s right to life, regardless of one’s stage of development.” Whether we should allow people who’ve entered this country illegally to stay and whether we should tax some people to pay for the health care of others are important questions, but they rest upon separate principles and circumstances, such as the rule of law and cost to taxpayers. Answering “no” to either question may be correct or incorrect, but in no way does it violate the right to life of anyone who stood to gain from a “yes” decision. There is no pro-life conflict or inconsistency to be resolved.

Further, pro-lifers not agreeing with pro-choicers on this or that unrelated issue, or not engaging this or that unrelated cause, is awfully weak grounds for questioning our motives. For one thing, plenty of pro-lifers do lend their time and money to various charitable causes; in fact, conservatives actually tend to be more charitable than liberals.

For another, you may have noticed that we live in a world of finite time and resources. Every hour you spend helping one person is an hour spent not helping someone else, and unless they’ve secretly figured out how to be in two places at once, the same holds true for pro-choicers. This is another issue in which our opponents hold us to a standard they don’t apply to anyone else, and for good reason:  if, say, somebody started yelling that soup kitchen volunteers were heartlessly neglecting the fight against breast cancer or that activists against animal cruelty don’t care about abused children, we’d all peg him as a nut right away.

We all naturally gravitate to certain causes over others, for various reasons. In pro-lifers’ case, we gravitate toward abortion because it’s the most egregious example we see of harming the defenseless, and unlike homelessness or cancer, abortion is actively supported by powerful people, demanding a persistent counter-force. Besides, it’s not as if we’re taking the easy route – how many other causes’ volunteers have to deal with being blamed for violence, subjected to violence, and routinely getting called every name in the book, including sexist and racist?

Apparently in the left’s eyes, the only way to truly be the “good kind” of pro-lifer is to stand for anything but the right to life.


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by on Apr. 13, 2012 at 9:08 AM
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by Diane - Group Owner on Apr. 18, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Legislative Alert - Ireland

Right now, Ireland is experiencing the most sustained and strident push for abortion in 20 years.

On Thursday, a Private Members Bill proposing to legalise abortion in Ireland will be put before the Dáil.

The Bill is being proposed by members of the United Left Alliance and, while Labour may not support this particular bill, they passed motions calling for the legalisation of abortion at their conference at the weekend.

Keep Ireland Abortion-Free!

Pro-Choice Propaganda of the Month

The Irish people are being told they need to legalize 'life-saving' abortions. But, the reality is:

Abortion never saves a mothers’ life – it just kills a baby.

...An eminent Irish oncologist, professor and politician wrote today on his Twitter account that he has never encountered a situation in which abortion was needed to save a mother’s life.

Dr. John Crown, who has lectured in 40 countries and is the author of 150 research papers told Twitter followers that he had during his medical career faced some “hard decisions re: chemotherapy in pregnancy.

However, he said, “I don’t think I ever had a case where abortion was necessary to save mom.”... -  LifeSiteNews

Testimony of Rene
I was so excited when we found out we were expecting a baby. But the baby had developed in my fallopian tube – it was an ectopic pregnancy. The doctors in the Rotunda Hospital had to act immediately. They saved my life, but they couldn’t save my baby. It was heartbreaking.

Now I hear pro-abortion campaigners claiming that treatment for an ectopic pregnancy is abortion. The Irish Family Planning Association is trying to get the European Courts to foist abortion on Ireland - and one of their arguments is that when women (like me) need treatment for an ectopic pregnancy, we’re having an abortion. That’s absolutely untrue – and it’s really wrong to try to scare women by claiming necessary medical treatments are abortions. Abortion doesn’t save mothers – it kills babies. - Youth Defence

Testimony of Emma
When I was three months pregnant I was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was a shock - and all those emotions and hormones just clashed. I needed to start chemotherapy immediately and the doctors explained to me that the treatment wouldn't harm the baby. I was worried though, and then things got worse when the cancer spread and they had to remove my breast.

It was a really tough time, but thank God, the baby was fine. - Youth Defence

Here’s some basic facts about abortion:

  1. Abortion is the deliberate killing of an unborn baby
  2. There is absolutely NO medical necessity for abortion – there are NO medical conditions which are cured by abortion
  3. Ireland is the safest place in the world for a mother to have a baby according to the UN [1]
  4. If ANY medical condition arises during pregnancy, such as cancer or ectopic pregnancy, doctors in Ireland will ALWAYS treat the mother even if that gives rise to the unintentional death of their baby. That’s because the object of this treatment is to save the mother, not to kill the baby. These medical treatments are NOT abortion, and it’s dishonest and cruel to pretend otherwise.

[1] Report on Maternal Mortality by World Health Organisation, UNICEF, UNFPA and the World Bank, 2007

Here’s what the experts say:

The Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists guides the doctors who care for expectant mothers. The Institute’s Chairman, Professor John Bonner, told a Dáil Committee in 2000:

“It would never cross an obstetrician’s mind that intervening in a case of pre-eclampsia, cancer of the cervix or ectopic pregnancy is abortion. They are not abortion as far as the professional is concerned, these are medical treatments that are essential to save the life of the mother.”

Part of Youth Defence's advertising campaign to combat the misinformation:

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Set the Record Straight Newspaper Screenshot


by Diane - Group Owner on Apr. 18, 2012 at 5:09 PM


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