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  • I Used to Be Pro-Choice, Pro-Choice to the Core, Then I Had an Abortion

    07/22/2014 6:18:19 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 30 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/21/14 | Star Tucker
    Every morning, the faithfulness of the sun touches our eyelids. Unfortunately, the faithfulness of the alarm clock also reaches our ears. We slowly rise from the pillow, sneak out from under the sheets, and begin the tasks for that day. For most people, there is a passion that gives us the encouragement to live each day. It might be a job, a child, a spouse, a religion. My passion is being pro-life. It drives and it motivates me. I find joy in being the voice for the unborn every day, even if it’s just in the smallest ways. There was...
  • Toni Braxton reveals her guilt about abortion in new memoir 'Unbreak My Heart'

    05/18/2014 3:43:27 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 16 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 18, 2014
    Singer, who was using acne drug Accutane, decided to terminate pregnancy, but confesses she would've done so anyway as matter of convenience
  • Australian TV Star Commits Suicide After Depression Triggered by Her Abortion...

    02/23/2014 10:07:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 81 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | February 23, 2014 | Jill Stanek
    <p>Abortion proponents push for easy access to abortion, deemphasizing its after-affects to the point they absolutely refuse to acknowledge post-abortion depression, which further incapacitates those actually living through it.</p> <p>This is such a tragedy. Charlotte Dawson, RIP, was born in New Zealand but achieved fame in Australia as a model and a judge on Australia’s Next Top Model.</p>
  • Abortionist: We Invite Moms to Hold Their Babies After Abortions

    09/27/2013 4:02:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A recent interview with late-term abortionist Dr. Susan Robinson has drawn significant attention for some of the ways Robinson attempts to humanize the process of destroying the lives of unborn children in late-term abortions. Although surveys show women frequently regret their abortions and face a litany of medical and mental health problems following an abortion, Robinson attempts to make women feel better about their decision in a sick and twisted sort of way. From a report on the interview: Jia Tolentino interviewed Susan Robinson, one of only four American abortionists who openly perform third-trimester abortions. Robinson is featured in the...
  • Not Everyone Who Has an Abortion Is a Woman - How to Frame the Abortion Rights Issue

    08/07/2013 4:40:29 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 19 replies
    Truth Out ^ | July 31, 2013 | Lauren Rankin
    The "War on Women" isn't just a war on women. Trans men and gender-non-conforming people are losing their rights too, and we need to rework how we frame these "women's issues." The last month has been particularly brutal for abortion rights activists and women's health advocates, as state after state has proposed and/or passed various bills that restrict abortion access and undermine abortion care. In response, there has been a re-energized reproductive rights movement, with many across the nation stating that they "Stand With Texas Women" or "Stand With North Carolina Women." But in this response, abortion rights activists have...
  • My Abortion, at 23 Weeks

    06/22/2013 2:11:25 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 52 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 20, 2013 | JUDY NICASTRO
    KIRKLAND, Wash. I BELIEVE that parenthood starts before conception, at the moment you decide you want a child, and are ready and able to create a safe and loving home for her or him. I support abortion rights, but I reject the false distinction between the terms pro-choice and pro-life. Heres why. A lawyer by training, I was 38 when I completed a term on the Seattle City Council. Two years later, I married my husband, who is five years younger. We wanted children, and started trying right away, but had trouble conceiving. Using in vitro fertilization, we had...
  • Women suffer in multiple ways from abortion, reveals new analysis of research

    05/23/2013 8:33:48 AM PDT · by topher · 3 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Thu May 23, 2013 09:11 EST | Staff of LifeSiteNews.com
    GENEVA, Switzerland, May 23, 2013 (National Right to Life News) - Legalized abortion is widely touted as beneficial to women, but a wealth of medical and psychological evidence suggests otherwise, according to a new analysis of decades of research. The analysis was released today at the World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva by Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life Global Outreach (MCCL GO) and National Right to Life Educational Trust Fund (NRLC), an NGO based in Washington, D.C. Jeanne E. Head, R.N., Patrick Buckley and Scott Fischbach, who are in Geneva introducing the analysis, are calling for a renewed emphasis on...
  • An open letter to post-abortive women

    12/07/2012 5:31:03 PM PST · by Woodland · 9 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 12-7-12 | Matt Barber
    I write these words chiefly to women and girls who have had an abortion. Still, it is my humble hope and honest prayer that anyone weighing this life-versus-death choice might also read them with an open mind and a hearing heart. I share these truths in love. Some of you already know them. Others deny them. Yet truths they remain. It is through obedience to Christ and in the authority of His Spirit that I write you this letter. It may be difficult to read, but I pray you will read it.
  • Study finds abortion linked to shortened lifespan of mother

    09/16/2012 10:07:31 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 27 replies
    MercatorNet/LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/14/12 | Michael Cook
    September 14, 2012 (Mercatornet.com) - In a study published last week in the European Journal of Public Health, Priscilla Coleman and colleagues report that mothers who have experienced natural pregnancy loss or induced abortion are more likely to die over a 25-year period than those who have experienced only giving birth. Dr Coleman, a Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Bowling Green State University, responds here to MercatorNets questions about the study. What was your aim in this study? The study was undertaken to provide reliable data pertaining to the relative risk of death associated with distinct reproductive...
  • Twenty weeks pregnant with twins, but last week she had an abortion

    08/13/2012 3:58:04 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 26 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/13/12 | Kelly Clinger
    August 13, 2012 (KellyClinger.com) - Wednesday is late term abortion day at Orlando Womens Center (the clinic where I had my abortions 12 years ago). When I first started visiting the sidewalks of abortion clinics to pray and minister, I had no idea that late term abortions were even legal. I remember hearing about the Partial Birth Abortion Ban in 2007 and assumed (like most) that this stopped abortions late in a womans pregnancy. Shock cant even begin to describe my feeling when I first counseled on late term day. These girls are so pregnant, I kept thinking to myself....
  • UK: A THIRD of young women admit regrets about the way they lost their virginity (ruined love lives)

    08/01/2012 1:23:35 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 19 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | PUBLISHED: 17:32 EST, 11 July 2012 | Helen Carroll
    ...feeling the pressure to conform, Kristen gave in to her 16-year-old boyfriend Carls continual pestering for sex when her parents were out at work one day. She... anticipated a romantic encounter. But the harsh reality was that losing her virginity so early turned out to be one of the worst experiences of Kristens life. It has also had lasting repercussions, since she is convinced that having sex at such a young age made her far more promiscuous in later years than she otherwise might have been. We had sex on the bathroom floor because it was the only room with...
  • I killed two of my children: fifteen years later and silent no more

    05/22/2012 4:12:28 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 49 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/22/12 | Katrina Fernandez
    May 22, 2012 (The Crescat) - The bumper sticker read, Having an abortion does not make you un-pregnant, it makes you the mother of a dead baby. The word mother struck me because mother is such a powerful word. It conjures many meanings, and when a woman becomes one she is fundamentally changed. Mother as a verb means to nurture, care for and protect. Mother as a noun means a female person who is pregnant with or gives birth to a child; or a female person whose egg unites with sperm, resulting in the conception of a child. By this...
  • I'm childless at 42 and haunted by the baby I aborted at 18

    04/25/2012 9:37:08 PM PDT · by grundle · 148 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | April 25, 2012 | KATE SPICER
    Once, at a smart wedding in Northamptonshire when I was about 30, someone handed me a newborn baby and my skin broke out in hot hives. In Brazil, I met a ten-year-old street kid. I fed him, let him sleep and shower in my hotel room, bought him clothes, and felt an overwhelming desire to protect and nurture him. I had never before felt such a forceful maternal instinct. These events were profoundly physical reactions, both shocking to me. Just around the time of my trip to Brazil, the ghost of my never-born came back to haunt me. I began...
  • Abby Johnson: Counselor for My Abortion Had 9 Abortions (full account of her procedure)

    04/25/2012 6:25:22 AM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | April 23, 2012 | Abby Johnson
    I had a surgical abortion when I was 20 years old. I dont remember many details. But what I do remember was not pleasant.I dont remember how far along I was in my pregnancy. I do know that I paid $500.00 for my abortion.I went through a group counseling session with several other women. My counselor told me that she had 9 previous abortions. I think she said it to make us feel better somehowand it worked.I dont remember walking into the exam room. There was a nurse there giving me IV drugs to help me relax. I cant say...
  • NYT writer: I might have a daughter if I hadnt aborted, but I dont regret it

    04/19/2012 12:40:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies
    Life News ^ | 4/19/2012
    A guest writer for the New York Times has described her daydreams about the infant daughter she aborted, but says that she is thankful she has been spared the agonizing sadness of guilt and regret suffered by countless other post-abortive mothers, and that she doesnt grieve the child lost to abortion. Susan Heath of New York described her gratitude for the ease of obtaining her own abortion at Planned Parenthood years ago when, after bringing four children into the world, her contraception failed. Im pregnant but Im not trapped. All I had to do was call the clinic and make...
  • Writer: My abortion was the best decision of my life; Id rather have a dog than a baby

    03/13/2012 5:48:02 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 72 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 3/12/2012 | Ben Johnson
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK, March 12, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) American Idol judge Steve Tyler and his then-girlfriend still regret her abortion. So does former Britney Spears backup singer Kelly Clinger. So do millions of other famous and anonymous women across the country and around the world. Not Amanda Chatel, a self-described selfish New York-based freelance writer. In an online article posted on the website The Gloss on Friday, she claimed she had an abortion in 2005, calling it the best decision of my life and writing that she prefers the companionship of her Jack Russell terrier to motherhood. Chatel left...
  • Today, I returned to the abortion clinic where I aborted my babies 12 years ago

    01/26/2012 10:53:52 AM PST · by wagglebee · 65 replies · 1+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/26/12 | Kelly Clinger
    Note: Kelly Clinger, a performer and former backup singer for the pop star Britney Spears, had two abortions when she was in her early twenties. She blogs about her pro-life activities here. January 26, 2012 (KellyClinger.com) - This morning I returned to the clinic where I had my abortions 12 years ago to pray for and plead with moms not to make the decision I made so many years ago. As I pulled into a parking spot, I sat in the car for a minute and closed my eyes. I wanted to pray that I wouldnt fall apart; but before...
  • Today on Salon: Im pro-choice as can be, so why cant I get over my abortion?

    07/18/2011 11:29:04 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 59 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/18/11 | Kathleen Gilbert
    A difficult letter for a pro-lifer to read came up on Salon yesterday: I apologize if this is lacking in eloquence, but it is honest. ... It was a very early, first-trimester abortion, but nevertheless, I was pregnant and I chose not to continue the pregnancy even though deep down I desperately wanted a child. I made this choice based on my relationship with the baby’s father who dropped me off at the clinic and I never saw again .... I am only 25 (24 at the time of the abortion), but I am now convinced I missed my only...
  • Chelsea Handler: Had an Abortion, "Teen Moms Make me Want to Kill Someone"

    05/24/2011 1:59:22 PM PDT · by julieee · 58 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | May 24, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Chelsea Handler: Had an Abortion, "Teen Moms Make me Want to Kill Someone" Hollywood, CA -- Chelsea Handler, the host of the popular late-night television variety show Chelsea Lately, is making waves with recent comments about teen pregnancy, and she has admitted she had an abortion as a teen herself. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/05/24/chelsea-handler-had-abortion-teen-moms-make-me-want-to-kill-someone/
  • Pro-choice op-ed: I choose the right to wail myself to sleep

    05/03/2011 1:05:03 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 47 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/3/11 | Kathleen Gilbert
    NEW YORK, May 3, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Kassi Underwood’s life after abortion is one that no one would envy. But in an op-ed for the New York Daily News on Monday, Underwood, a writer based in New York, explained how she still refuses to judge abortion despite enduring immense grief after having ended the life of her baby. In the piece, entitled “Get your politics off my grief after abortion,” Underwood notes that groups such as the American Psychological Association have claimed that post-abortion syndrome does not exist - but this has not stopped her from feeling acutely the loss...
  • Im glad I got rid of my unborn child: pro-abort Green Party candidate

    04/27/2011 1:06:00 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 53 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/27/11 | Patrick B. Craine
    TERRACE, British Columbia, April 27, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) A British Columbia Green party candidate in Canadas upcoming federal election said hes glad he decided to get rid of his unborn child and appeared to imply that pregnant women look like the back end of a bus. I am sick to death about hearing murdering babies, said Roger Benham, Green candidate for Skeena-Bulkley Valley, in a candidates debate April 20th. He told the audience that he had conceived a child with a woman when he was 25. Thank God we decided to get rid of it, he said, according to the...
  • Planned Parenthood, Abortion Enabled My Abuse; Now Im Pro-Life

    04/02/2011 12:36:05 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | 4/1/11 | Kristan Hawkins
    As the CR vote comes to a climax again next week, I wanted to share an incredible story with the LifeNews blog readers. Weve seen the Live Action undercover videos of Planned Parenthoods protection of racists, rapists and sex traffickers but their movies come to life when SFLA directly works with Planned Parenthoods victims.Melissa Pereira, a pro-life student leader at Caldwell College in New Jersey, sent me her story last week after winning the Tell Congress video contest and her interview with the National Pro-Life Youth Podcast. It is so powerful, I want to share it with you. As...
  • Silver screen star Jane Russell, abortion sufferer and pro-life advocate, dies at 89

    03/01/2011 2:05:40 PM PST · by NYer · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | March 1, 2011 | KATHLEEN GILBERT
    Jane Russell SANTA MARIA, California, March 1, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Several decades after an abortion left Jane Russell unable to bear children and spurred her to become an outspoken pro-lifer and adoption advocate, the silver screen beauty died yesterday at the age of 89. In lieu of flowers, the family of the born-again Christian actress is asking for donations in her honor to Care Net, a pro-life pregnancy resource center network. Jane Russell, the brunette bombshell of the films Mad Men and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, whose image became a popular pinup for World War II servicemen, passed away of respiratory...
  • Victims say abortion doctor scarred them for life

    01/21/2011 4:01:08 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 21 replies
    philly.com ^ | January 21, 2011 | DANA DiFILIPPO
    He opened his Women's Medical Society at 38th Street and Lancaster Avenue in 1979. Although he was not certified as an obstetrician or gynecologist, he performed thousands of abortions over the years, "specializing" in illegal late-term abortions and killing hundreds of viable babies, the grand jury alleged. But instead of using traditional abortion methods, Gosnell preferred to induce labor, according to the grand jury. That occasionally resulted in live births, a complication that the doctor would handle by stabbing scissors into the newborn's neck to sever its spinal cord, the grand jury charged.
  • Abortion Advocates Try to Disprove Study on Abortion-Mental Health Problems

    12/13/2010 4:19:50 PM PST · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/13/10 | Steven Ertelt
    Two pro-abortion research have set up to try to disprove a study showing women who have abortions are more likely to have suffer from a variety of mental health problems than women who carry to term.Published by Professor Priscilla Coleman of Bowling Green State University in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, the study showing women having abortions were at greater risk for anxiety as well as mood and substance abuse disorders.Julia Steinberg of the University of California, San Francisco, and Lawrence Finer of the Guttmacher Institute, a pro-abortion group that is a former affiliate of the Planned Parenthood abortion...
  • A Woman's "Choice" That Affects Men: Post-Abortion Trauma

    06/20/2010 6:03:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies · 2+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2010 | Jerry DeBin
    Author's note: This piece is co-authored by Jeanne Monahan.This Fathers Day will be a celebration for dads all over the country, an opportunity for children to thank and honor their fathers. Yet for many men, the memory of involvement in a past abortion, of cards they will not receive, will be painful and palpable. In a debate where the primary focus is a womans body and a womans right to choose whether or not to carry a child to his or her delivery, the other partner, the father of the baby, is rarely given consideration, and is often completely disregarded...
  • Governor Tim Pawlenty Draws Cheers, Jeers for Declaring April Abortion Recovery Month

    04/13/2010 11:22:42 AM PDT · by rhema · 15 replies · 394+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | April 12, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Tim Pawlenty, the pro-life Minnesota governor and potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate, is drawing cheers and jeers from pro-life and pro-abortion groups for declaring April as a month to help women negatively affected by their abortions. As LifeNews.com first reported two weeks ago, Pawlenty and Texas Gov. Rick Perry both declared April as Abortion Recovery/Awareness Month. Lisa Dudley, Director of Operation Outcry, a group that helps women who regret their abortions speak out, told LifeNews.com at the time that Pawlenty's move showed he has an "understanding of the consequences of abortion" and a " willingness to protect women and the...
  • "20 Years Ago I Had an abortion" - 40 Days Update

    03/23/2010 4:06:18 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 181 replies · 1,826+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/23/10 | David Bereit
    Commentary by David Bereit, National Coordinator, 40 Days for LifeMarch 23, 2010 (40DaysforLife) - As this 40 Days for Life campaign continues, the need for prayer for an end to abortion grows clearer each day -- as does the need to pray for healing for those whose lives have been turned upside down because of their experiences with the pain caused by abortion.Lynda said that through her efforts with 40 Days for Life, she often meets both women and men "who come to confess an earlier and much regretted decision to have an abortion."She had one person tell her, "I...
  • "I've Already Had 4 Abortions!"

    03/03/2010 3:27:27 PM PST · by wagglebee · 45 replies · 1,577+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/3/10 | David Bereit
    Commentary by David Bereit, National Coordinator, 40 Days for Life March 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A young woman walked up to the 40 Days for Life vigil outside an abortion center in Austin, Texas recently. She signed up to join the others in prayer ... and then immediately sat down on the sidewalk and started to cry. One of the volunteers stopped praying for a moment to approach the young woman, whom she had never met before, and asked her if she needed a hug. This volunteer assumed that the thought of what was going on inside the abortion facility...
  • How men are harmed by abortion

    02/12/2010 10:29:38 AM PST · by NYer · 27 replies · 436+ views
    The Pilot ^ | February 11, 2010 | Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk
    An important but often unacknowledged angle of the abortion debate involves the serious effects that legalized abortion has on men. A recent scandal surrounding John Edwards, former North Carolina Senator and U.S. presidential candidate, brought this issue into plain view. Mr. Edwards publicly acknowledged an extramarital affair with Rielle Hunter in the summer of 2008, a few months after pulling out of the presidential race. Even after admitting to the affair, however, he continued to deny having fathered Ms. Hunters daughter, Quinn, until January of 2010 when he finally admitted that he was, in fact, her father. A former aide...
  • New Study Shows 85 Percent of Women Say Abortions Cause Mental Health Issues

    11/03/2009 3:55:10 PM PST · by wagglebee · 25 replies · 946+ views
    Life News ^ | 11/3/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A new report from researchers at a university in New Zealand indicates 85 percent of women who had abortions report negative mental health issues as a result. The report is the latest from professor David Fergusson and his team showing abortions cause problems for women.The University of Otago team examined the medical history of over 500 women and concluded having an abortion generally leads to significant distress in some women who have them.It noted women reporting adverse reactions to their abortions were up to 80 percent more likely to have mental health problems and risk...
  • An addiction that only motherhood could cure (Memoir of a woman who had 15 abortions)

    10/30/2009 2:22:22 PM PDT · by Hawk720 · 10 replies · 645+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 30, 2009 | Manuel Roig-Franzia
    The two little impossibilities want Mami's attention. Loretta, a self-assured and quietly focused 5-year-old, hides squiggly line drawings under the furniture at a relative's home in Alexandria. Lolita, a high-spirited 3-year-old, sways to Beethoven's "Fr Elise." Mami scoops up both daughters. They tumble into the soft embrace of the couch, all squeals and nuzzles and squirmy delight. The girls start wriggling loose, and Mami pulls them back. One more hug. For an instant, it's as if releasing them would somehow make them disappear, would confirm their utter impossibility. That Irene Vilar embraces the role of motherhood is a grand incongruity,...
  • (15 Abortions): An addiction that only motherhood could cure

    10/30/2009 7:08:01 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 21 replies · 1,059+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 30, 2009 | Manuel Roig-Franzia
    An addiction that only motherhood could cure Irene Vilar tries to explain the pathology that led her to abort 15 pregnancies The two little impossibilities want Mami's attention. Loretta, a self-assured and quietly focused 5-year-old, hides squiggly line drawings under the furniture at a relative's home in Alexandria. Lolita, a high-spirited 3-year-old, sways to Beethoven's "Fr Elise." Mami scoops up both daughters. They tumble into the soft embrace of the couch, all squeals and nuzzles and squirmy delight. The girls start wriggling loose, and Mami pulls them back. One more hug. For an instant, it's as if releasing them would...
  • American 'abortion addict' reveals she terminated 15 pregnancies in 17 years

    10/13/2009 2:43:03 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 25 replies · 1,789+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 13th October 2009 | Mail Foreign Service
    A self-confessed abortion addict has revealed how she had 15 terminations in 17 years in an extraordinary act of rebellion against her controlling husband.
  • Memoir of a former abortion addict

    10/13/2009 8:38:13 AM PDT · by kingattax · 14 replies · 972+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | October 13, 2009 | Robin Abcarian
    In 'Impossible Motherhood,' Irene Vilar, now a mother of two, writes of what led her to have 15 pregnancies ended. Reporting from Denver - Irene Vilar's house, a charming old place on a leafy block outside Denver, is a monument to her mothering. Half the downstairs has been transformed into a preschool, with picture books, educational toys and art supplies in organized disarray. Outside, her little girls, 3-year-old Lolita and 5-year-old Loretta, are decorating the walkway with brown-eyed susans plucked from the garden. It is a scene of almost magical domesticity. Inside, their mother, a striking 40-year-old literary agent with...
  • Woman 'addicted to abortion' releases memoir

    10/03/2009 12:31:31 PM PDT · by kennedy · 87 replies · 2,346+ views
    National Post ^ | October 2, 2009 | Mary Vallis
    Fifty one rejection letters -- that is the number Irene Vilar received before she finally found someone to publish a tale so extreme it would surely be fiction if it wasn't her personal story: A woman who says she had 15 abortions and describes it as an addiction. The book, Impossible Motherhood: Testimony of an Abortion Addict -- a graphic and disturbing tale of one woman's abortions and her personal quest to understand her actions -- is bound to provoke a fury when it is released next week. It is no surprise that publishers backed away. Ms. Vilar says the...
  • Should Government Have E-Record of Every Woman Whos Had an Abortion?

    10/02/2009 5:25:31 PM PDT · by Man50D · 11 replies · 546+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | September 30, 2009 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Should doctors and hospitals be required by the federal government to maintain a national network of electronic health records for every individual in America that indicates, for example, whether that individual has had an abortion, a sexually transmitted disease, a mental illness or a drug problem? Such a system has already been mandated by the stimulus law enacted in February, and politicians in Washington, D.C., would now prefer not to answer straightforward questions about it. Americans should not let them get away with it. The stimulus law provided for the development of a nationwide health information technology infrastructure that would...
  • (Fiend) Abortion Addict Confesses 15 Procedures in 16 Years

    Irene Vilar worries that her self-described "abortion addiction" will be misunderstood, twisted by the pro-life movement to deny women the right to choose. Latina author Irene Vilar's new book, "Impossible Motherhood," explores her dark past: 15 abortions... Latina author Irene Vilar's new book, "Impossible Motherhood," explores her dark past: 15 abortions in 16 years. Pro-choice, she hopes her shocking story will spark a national discussion on abortion, one that won't compromise a woman's right to reproductive freedom. As press on the book has begun to leak out, Vilar -- a literary agent and editor --- says she has already sensed...
  • Abortion Addict Confesses 15 Procedures in 16 Years

    09/21/2009 7:19:38 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 96 replies · 2,598+ views
    ABC News ^ | Sept. 21, 2009 | SUSAN DONALDSON JAMES
    Irene Vilar worries that her self-described "abortion addiction" will be misunderstood, twisted by the pro-life movement to deny women the right to choose. Her book, "Impossible Motherhood," which will be released by Other Press on Oct. 6, chronicles her own dark choices: 15 abortions in 16 years, much of it as a married woman. As press on the book has begun to leak out, Vilar -- a literary agent and editor --- says she has already sensed "an inkling of hatred." Vilar has scheduled only closed-door interviews and will not do a book tour. At the urging of her husband,...
  • Project Rachel Spends 25 Years Helping Women Face Problems After Abortion

    09/18/2009 4:17:20 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 8 replies · 599+ views
    Life News ^ | 9/18/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Milwaukee, WI (LifeNews.com) -- Project Rachel, the organization that has helped thousands of women rebuild their lives following the problems and pain of an abortion, is marking 25 years of ministry. The anniversary is a bittersweet moment because the need for such a group only arises out of death, pain and heartache. Vicki Thorn founded the ministry, which started as a project out of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, and she has seen the physical and emotional scars of an abortion in the bodies and hearts of countless women. She told the Catholic News Service the anniversary has been "an awesome...
  • The Abortionist's Eye Is On Us

    07/20/2009 3:59:22 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 12 replies · 734+ views
    Washington Times ^ | July 20, 2009 | Alveda C. King
    Like many black women, I once believed the doctor who told me my babies were no more than "a blob of tissue." I wanted to believe it. Eventually, I realized I was wrong, that I was a secondary victim of abortion. I repented and found healing through God. Today, I work in the civil rights movement of the our century -- the right of every one of every race to live... Abortion has taken a gruesome toll on the black community, killing more than AIDS and crime combined. Some 14 million black babies have been aborted since the 1973 U.S....
  • Poll: Majority of Americans Believe Abortion Hurts Women Physically, Mentally

    05/25/2009 11:38:58 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 24 replies · 970+ views
    Life News ^ | 5/25/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- In a new national survey conducted by the Polling Company for the pro-life organization Americans United for Life, a majority of Americans say they know someone who has had an abortion. A majority of those surveyed also believe that abortion hurts women. The Polling Company, a nationally known firm, asked the questions about abortion's effects during a May 17-18 survey with 800 adults across the country. Asked if they personally knew someone who has had an abortion, some 68 percent said they know a woman who had one while 30 percent said they did not. Of...
  • Post-Abortive Women to Planned Parenthood: Hands off Mother's Day

    05/08/2009 2:03:52 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 8 replies · 763+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | 5/8/09 | Silent No More Awareness Campaign
    Contact: Margaret, 888-735-3448, ext. 251;Georgette Forney, 412-398-7885; both with Silent No More Awareness CampaignSTATEN ISLAND, NY.,May. 8/Christian Newswire/--Leaders of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign (SNMAC), the world's largest network of individuals harmed by abortion, responded today to Planned Parenthood's new Mother's Day appeal and urged post-abortive women to seek healing."Just when it seemed Planned Parenthood's Mother's Day fundraising letters couldn't get more hypocritical, this year they've brought in a children's author to say we should honor mothers by donating to the nation's largest abortion business," said Janet Morana, co-founder of SNMAC. "Honoring mothers by giving money to Planned...
  • New 'Monologues' play offers hope for healing after abortion

    04/28/2009 6:42:20 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies · 331+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | 4/27/2009 | Jessica Roxburgh
    A play created by a member of a Minnesota theater company aims to be an alternative to "The Vagina Monologues," a popular campus play but one that is often criticized for its sexual explicitness. Jeremy Stanbary of Epiphany Studio Productions says his play, "The Vitae Monologues," portrays powerful stories of hope and healing from women who have suffered from the psychological and physical effects of abortion. Stanbary, founder and executive director of the Minneapolis-based Catholic production company, was inspired to write this play a few years ago after hearing women and men speak publicly of their experiences dealing with post-abortion...
  • 40 Days for Life Organizers Say Silent No More, Post-Abortion Day a Success

    03/13/2009 2:16:27 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 5 replies · 294+ views
    Life News ^ | 3/13/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The organizers of the 40 Days for Life campaign say their joint effort with Silent No More, a national group for women who have had abortions and regret their decision, was a success. Shawn Carney tells LifeNews.com he is hearing stories of how it was a positive impact for participants and their communities."Women -- and men -- who've experienced abortion stepped forward with signs reading 'I regret my abortion' and 'I regret lost fatherhood,'" he said. "The need for post-abortion healing increases every day, but so does the invitation for hope and healing after the...
  • My Journey Through Abortion and Back

    02/01/2009 6:06:31 PM PST · by jdhljc169 · 9 replies · 620+ views
    The Pomegranate Apple ^ | 2/01/09 | The Pomegranate Apple (and myself)
    Go to the blog for the the video that accompanies this. This is MY personal story... *** My Journey Through Abortion and Backby Shari My story starts in my childhood. I grew up with 2 alcoholics and a stepfather who sexually abused me. My parents divorced when I was 9 years old and my mother quickly remarried. The sexual abuse started within a month of their marriage. I was never raped, but it was always threatened and I lived in constant fear. What a terrible thing for a child to live through. I looked at my kids at 9 years...
  • Women Who Regret Their Abortions Will Speak Out at Upcoming March for Life

    01/21/2009 11:16:17 AM PST · by wagglebee · 11 replies · 554+ views
    Life News ^ | 1/21/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The pro-life movement has a rich history of focusing not just on the death of an unborn child in an abortion but on the pain and regret millions of women fell following an abortion. Some of those women who wish they could undo their abortion decision and choose life will speak out again at this year's March for Life. Members of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, a network of men and women harmed by abortion, will give their personal abortion testimonies at Thursday's event.They will join the hundreds of thousands of marchers in the...
  • Post-abortion distress: Womens Resource Center offers support locally

    01/20/2009 6:17:24 PM PST · by Coleus · 3 replies · 346+ views
    summitdaily.com ^ | 01.18.09 | LISA SOUBA
    Intense feelings of guilt, shame, and anger are reported by many women who have had abortions. Psychologists generally agree that about 10 percent of the 1 million women who have abortions each year experience severe emotional trauma following the procedure. There is no consensus, however, about how many women experience less severe symptoms, collectively known as post-abortion syndrome or post-abortion emotional distress. A study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry indicated that 50 percent of women who have abortions experience post-abortion emotional distress. Another study conducted by Dr. Phillip G. Ney and reported in The Psychological Aspects of...
  • Post-Abortion Counselor Confirms Abortions Cause Women Mental Health Issues

    01/14/2009 4:27:10 PM PST · by wagglebee · 72 replies · 1,511+ views
    Life News ^ | 1/14/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- While numerous studies confirm abortions cause women subsequent mental health issues, abortion advocates downplay them so abortion isn't seed in a negative light. But one doctor who counsels women after abortions says the proof is in the actual experiences of women who regret their choice.Dr. Linda Mintle, who counsels women after abortions, says she sees problems such as depression, anxiety and substance abuse on a regular basis in the women who have had abortions."Abortion is a loss," Mintle told CBN News on Wednesday."It's a loss of a life and so it only makes sense that even...
  • Johns Hopkins Researcher Responds to Criticism on Abortion-Mental Health Study

    12/09/2008 3:55:48 PM PST · by wagglebee · 6 replies · 499+ views
    Life News ^ | 12/9/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Balitmore, MD (LifeNews.com) -- The lead author of a study last week denying that abortion increases the risk of subsequent mental health problems for women is responding to criticism of his research. Johns Hopkins University professor Robert Blum specifically responded to LifeNews.com articles taking the study to task.Blum's team at JHU examined numerous studies and drew the conclusion that abortion doesn't increase the risk for mental health problems.LifeNews.com interviewed Bowling Green State University professor Priscilla Coleman, whose own research shows women having abortions are more likely to suffer from depression or abuse drug or alcohol.Another critique of the JHU...