Black Children Are an Endangered Species

Atlanta Group Exposes an Ugly Truth

02/12/2010 Comments (6)

I think I keep up with pro-life news and politics pretty well. But even I was startled by the statistics highlighted in a recent “Endangered Species” billboard campaign sponsored by TooManyAborted.com (Georgia Right to Life):

“Abortion is not a me issue.  It’s not a you issue.  It’s not a personal issue, nor is it just a woman’s issue.  It is a human issue.  And today, with over 40% of all black pregnancies ending in induced abortion, it is a human crisis. The ‘Endangered Species’ campaign highlights the disproportionate impact of abortion on the black community ... Today, abortion kills more African-Americans, per year, than heart disease, cancer, respiratory disease, accidents,...READ MORE

Filed under abortion, minorities, planned parenthood, pro-life

Lost and Lovin' it

Are you watching?

02/10/2010 Comments (9)
abc.go.com

– abc.go.com

I am a big-time Lostie.

After reading that sentence, you are now doing one of the following:

1. Squinting with confusion at the word “Lostie.”

2. Rolling your eyes and poising the mouse to click away.

3. Doing a silent fist-pump in the air and settling in for some good reading and theory-swapping.

This blog post is for those of you who fall into the third category. We Losties, after all, must stick together.

Goodness knows my husband won’t stick with me. He’s what you might call a fair weather Lostie. He likes the show well enough when the action is fast and furious, or when Sawyer or Hurley throw out ironic one-liners, but he has precious little tolerance for what he calls “being...READ MORE

Filed under television, lost, imagery, popular culture

How Many Kids Are Too Many?

Duggars Under Fire in People Magazine

02/09/2010 Comments (62)

The latest issue of People magazine features a cover story about the famously large Duggar Family along with a chilling question:

“How Many Kids Are Too Many?”

The moment I heard that Josie, the Duggars’ 19th child, was born prematurely, weighing only 1 lb. 6 oz., I knew the stars of the TLC reality series 19 Kids and Counting would face some harsh criticism for continuing to have children despite the risks.

But really? This couple was facing some pretty tough criticism already.

Every time the Duggars announce a new pregnancy or welcome a new baby, the comments sections following the online news stories about them are filled with anger, hatred, and vulgarity.

No one deserves that kind...READ MORE

Filed under babies, duggars, large families, open to life

Is This Pro-Life Ad Too Graphic?

02/05/2010 Comments (58)

LifeSite News reports that an anti-abortion ad produced by Priests for Life has been rejected by a Canadian television station. (The video is embedded at the bottom of this post.)

When I read that a pro-life message had been rejected for being “too graphic” I was sure this was some unfair liberal media bias being played out in the name of sensitivity. I rolled my eyes and clicked play.

But then I found the ad deeply disturbing.

It is graphic. But is it too graphic?

I don’t know.

The ad begins with the words “Everyone against abortion please raise your hand” and then shows an image of a baby’s hand in an adult’s hand. Only when the camera pans out, though, do we see that it is actually...READ MORE

Filed under abortion, ad, pro-life, video

Even Feminists Like Tim Tebow

02/03/2010 Comment

There’s been quite a bit of furor since we first learned about Tim Tebow’s upcoming pro-life Super Bowl ad.

While some pro-abortion feminists have been performing mental and linguistic gymnastics in a desperate attempt to remain “pro-choice” while demanding that CBS deny Pam Tebow the opportunity to share her story of choosing life, others have lifted their heads above the fog for long enough to see the situation with some clarity.

“I’m pro-choice, and Tebow clearly is not,” writes Sally Jenkins in the Washington Post. “But based on what I’ve heard in the past week, I’ll take his side against the group-think, elitism and condescension of the “National Organization of Fewer and Fewer...READ MORE

Filed under feminism, pro-life, sports, super bowl, tim tebow

New 'Morning After' Pill Sells Abortion as Contraception

02/02/2010 Comments (18)

I’m getting pretty tired of medical professionals treating women like they are completely brainless.

Did you hear? We women are all set.

There’s a new “Morning After” pill in town. It has a futuristic name—ellaOne—and if we ladies are lucky enough, it will be approved as over the counter “emergency contraception” that can be used for up to five days after unprotected sex.

Only problem is, it’s not contraception at all.

This new pill contains a drug that is chemically similar to another drug known as RU-486, the infamous “abortion pill” that is prescribed to induce abortion in pregnancies up to two months’ gestation.

Naturally, it comes with all the same risks to women’s health as...READ MORE

Filed under abortion, contraception, medicine, pro-life, women

Can We Discuss Abortion Without Politics?

Bump+ attempts to start a conversation

01/29/2010 Comments (17)

When the new made-for-internet television series Bump+ premiered last week, many of us were left scratching our heads.

The press release and website told us:

“In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court gave women a choice. Thirty-seven years later, we’re giving them a voice. BUMP+, a provocative web series from Yellow Line Studio that follows three women facing unintended pregnancies, premieres January 22nd. Watch the episodes. Share your story. Join the conversation.”

But still many of us were confused.

Was this a real show? Were these real pregnant women leaving the “choice” about whether or not to allow their unborn babies to live in the hands of an internet audience? It all sounded like a bad...READ MORE

Filed under abortion, discussion, politics, reality tv

Oprah 'Bristles' at Bristol Palin's Abstinence Pledge

01/27/2010 Comments (28)
NYmag.com

– NYmag.com

Oprah Winfrey, the daytime television guru who encourages viewers daily by telling them they have the power to achieve any goal they might set for themselves, questioned Bristol Palin’s goal of abstaining from sex until marriage in a recent interview:

“In a Jan. 22 interview, Oprah criticized Bristol Palin, the teen daughter of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, for recently telling In Touch Weekly that she was pledging abstinence until marriage. ‘I kind of bristled,’ Oprah began, ‘when I saw this—where you said, ‘I’m not going to have sex until I’m married. I can guarantee it’ ... I’m just wondering if that is a realistic goal. I think teaching responsibility, teaching, ya know, a...READ MORE

Filed under abstinence, bristol palin, interview, oprah, sex, television

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Danielle Bean, a wife and mother of eight, is editorial director of Faith & Family magazine and author of My Cup of Tea, Mom to Mom, Day to Day, and most recently Small Steps for Catholic Moms. Read more of her blogging at Faith & Family Live and DanielleBean.com.