British contraceptive service admits an uncomfortable truth
Two of every three women seeking abortions were contraceptive users.
A miracle only a mother could work
A woman who is medically dead might still save her unborn child, if others will allow it.
Research brief: parental notification for abortion
If doctors are required to tell a girl's parents if she seeks an abortion, are there more suicides?
Quads thrive despite dire warnings
When Emma Robbins fell pregnant with quadruplets, she was surprised but excited. Her surprise was to increase however, when she was encouraged by her consultant to terminate.
Conceived in rape: why Mourdock was right
The latest political kerfuffle over rape and abortion has largely been swept away by Hurricane Sandy, but the views of a US Senate candidate deserve a defence.
Very premature births linked to multiple abortions
A link between induced abortion and premature births -- and associated health complications -- is supported by a new study from Finland. The more abortions a woman has had before giving birth, the more likely she is to give birth prematurely, the BBC reports.
Killing babies no different from abortion, experts say
Never were truer words spoken: groups seeking legal protection for prenatal life have been saying it (though with syntax reversed) for decades.
Abortion research initiative aims at better understanding and information
If you have ever wanted to get a fully professional, reliable angle on abortion research a new initiative by Priscilla Kari Coleman (interviewed by MercatorNet in November) should interest you.
San Jose Articles: No “right to abortion” in international law
Last Thursday an important document signed by leading intellectuals who affirm the sanctity of human life was launched during a press conference at the United Nations in New York. It provides solid ground for refuting the claim that there is a "right to abortion" enshrined in international law.
Arizona may ban sex and race-based abortions
Arizona moves to ban abortions based on race and gender. According to a report in Reuters: Under the new Arizona statute, doctors and other medical professionals would face felony charges if they could be shown to have performed abortions for the purposes of helping parents select their offspring on the basis of gender or race.
A teenager faces a possible prison sentence for killing the family hamster.
Mother and baby both well
Another story in the mums-will-cut-off-their-right-arm-for-their-child tradition, with a happy ending for both.
The people’s choice?
A Minneapolis couple are supposedly deciding whether to give birth or abort their unborn child on the basis of an online poll. This is the sort of story you wish would turn out to be a sick and tasteless hoax.
Millennials lukewarm towards abortion advocacy
A revealing article in Newsweek shows the abortion rights movement in
the United States painfully aware of its ageing leadership and lack of
traction amongst young adults. NARAL president Nancy Keenan and others
concede that they have failed to address the “moral complexity” of
abortion, something that even pro-choice young people now take on board.
Spanish government strikes another blow at the family
Spain may be floundering economically and its birth rate one of the lowest in Europe, but that has not stopped its government passing a law to eliminate unplanned and imperfect babies before birth.
Safe motherhood owes nothing to legal abortion
“Safe abortion” has always been a deceitful term, since it is lethal for the unborn child. It is used as propaganda to push for legalisation of abortion in developing countries, on the ground that since abortions are happening anyway they ought to be brought within the health system and made safe for the mother. It thus becomes part of a high-minded campaign for “safe motherhood”. But evidence is coming to light that safe childbirth owes nothing to legalised abortion.
A pledge to fight ‘mega-genocide’
While defenders of unborn life waged a successful battle in the United
States House last weekend, winning a provision to exclude abortion
coverage from health reform legislation, an international gathering in
Spain was defining abortion as “mega-genocide” and pledging to fight
harder to protect human life.
Abortion linked with mental health problems
The battle over the mental health effects of abortion continues, the
latest shot being fired by a New Zealand researcher who says that
abortion does lead to “significant distress” in some women.
A million march for life
A huge demonstration “For life, women and motherhood” and against the
abortion policies of Spain’s government flooded the streets of Madrid
on Saturday afternoon. Estimated by the Madrid regional government at
1.2 million people, it was one of the largest public protests since
anti-war rallies held in 2003 and 2004.
‘Addicted to abortion?’ Not likely
Some abortion stories are just too bad to be true. That was my first reaction to a book published this week called Impossible Motherhood: Testimony of an Abortion Addict. In it, American woman Irene Vilar analyses a 17-year stretch of her life in which she claims to have had 15 abortions.
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Family Edge looks at news and trends affecting the family in the light of human dignity. Our focus is the inspiring, creative, humorous, annoying, ridiculous, and dangerous ideas in the evening news. Send tips and brainwaves to the editor, Tamara Rajakariar, at tamara.rajakariar@ mercatornet.com