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Pastoral Q & A: The Morning After Pill

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By Wes Bredenhof - Posted at YINKAHDINAY : Can a Christian woman use the “Morning After Pill” as emergency contraception? Let’s first be clear what we’re talking about. The “Morning After Pill” is often marketed under the name “Plan B,” though there are other drugs and brands. This is not RU-486 (mifepristone), a drug that causes abortion typically later in pregnancy. The MAP is regarded as a form of emergency contraception — it’s for when other ways of preventing a pregnancy have either failed or been neglected. The question is whether this is something Christian women can take advantage of. To answer that, let’s imagine two scenarios. Scenario 1 A young unmarried woman has been having sex with her boyfriend. On one occasion, they forget to use their normal method of contraception. She’s concerned that she may get pregnant, so she goes to the pharmacy for “Plan B.” She takes the tablets and does not become pregnant. Scenario 2 A woman in her 30s (with four c

Get the facts: Thousands of women weren’t dying from abortion before Roe v. Wade

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By Carole Novielli - Posted at Live Action : In the days leading up to the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion in America, pro-choice advocates claimed hundreds of thousands of women had died from illegal abortions. Because of this, several lawmakers voted to decriminalize abortion prior to Roe, and even today, some lawmakers are hesitant to outlaw it because of this lie. These statistics were invented by the same people who would profit from the procedure’s legalization. False Claim #1: 5,000-10,000 women died annual from illegal abortion before Roe. FACT: These statistics were made up. The real number was a mere fraction of this. Abortionist Bernard Nathanson admitted that he and others fabricated large numbers of deaths from illegal terminations prior to Roe. Nathanson and Larry Lader, a Margaret Sanger biographer, worked to decriminalize abortion laws. Together, they and others founded NARAL (then known as the National Association for the Repeal

The pro-choice language pro-lifers need to drop

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By Aaron Wilson - Posted at Baptist Press : NASHVILLE (BP) -- "Have I really been sending mixed messages about when life begins?" Mary asked herself as she drove home from her coworker's baby shower. Mary looked at her two kids through the rearview mirror and remembered the "Repeal Roe v. Wade" bumper sticker she had displayed on the back of her minivan. Mary bit her lip and continued to mull over a comment a pro-life friend had made at the shower. "I wish Christians would stop using 'parent-to-be' labels," Mary's friend had whispered as a "mommy-to-be" sash was draped over the guest of honor. "It sends such a poor message about life in the womb." Mary had never thought of this before. She considered herself to be as pro-life as they come, but she also knew she'd used the terms "mommy-to-be" and "daddy-to-be" at baby showers, gender-reveal parties, and in celebratory comments for ultra

Trump Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh on Abortion: ‘I Would Follow Roe v. Wade Faithfully and Fully’

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Judge Brett Kavanaugh - Wikipedia By Heather Clark - Posted at Christian News Network : Trump U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who has served on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals for the past 12 years, once stated during his confirmation hearing that he would “follow Roe v. Wade faithfully and fully” as it is “binding precedent.” He had been asked by Sen. Chuck Schumer during the 2006 hearing if he believes Roe v. Wade is “an abomination.” “On the question of Roe v. Wade, if confirmed to the D.C. Circuit, I would follow Roe v. Wade faithfully and fully. That would be the binding precedent of the court,” Kavanaugh replied. “It’s been decided by the Supreme Court.” Continue reading and view video here... 

5,500 Women Hospitalized Every Year After Suffering Complications From Abortion: Study

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By Samuel Smith - Posted at The Christian Post : A new study released earlier this month has found that an average of 5,500 women are sent to emergency rooms each year in the United States because of complications related to abortion procedures. Yet, some researchers still claim that there isn't enough basis to show that health and safety regulations on abortion clinics will have a beneficial impact. The study , which was led by Ushma D. Upadhyay , a professor at the University of California-San Francisco's Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Science — who has opposed state regulations on abortion clinics — indicates that there were at least 27,941 women who ended up in an emergency room after receiving abortions between 2009 to 2013. Continue... HT: Christian Daily Reporter