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My friend Jim’s summary

January 28, 2010

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(“new angels”/watercolor/16 x 10/juan o’callahan) My friend Jim was discussing with us today the difficulty of being able to succinctly summarize the issue of Late-Term D&E Abortion of Viable Infants. “I would put it this way”, he said.  “First, these late-term 22-week to 27-week abortions involve not just a few infants – not just a […]

“INFANT ANGELS” – EMBARRASSMENT OR CORE ISSUE?

January 27, 2010

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(watercolor; juan o’callahan – detail- “new angels in paradise”) As covered earlier in this blog, the question arises again; “is there any difference between the sanctity of life of an infant at 3 weeks or 13 weeks and one at 23 weeks’ gestation?”   No, there is not. “Then why concentrate on this niche sector, […]

REVERTING TO CONNECTICUT’S POLITICIANS

January 24, 2010

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“When a society moves toward the denial or suppression of life, it ends up no longer finding the necessary motivation and energy to strive for man’s good.”     (Benedict XVI) Some politicians will say they are pro-choice, but “against” a late-term procedure like Partial Birth Abortion.  They are “for” the principle of reducing the […]

SEGMENTATION OF U.S. ABORTIONS BY GESTATION & TRIMESTER

January 16, 2010

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First Trimester:  1 through 13 weeks’ gestation lmp:  1, 144,000 abortions (88.00%). Second Trimester:  First Half :  14 through 20 weeks:  135,350 abortions (10.41%). Second Trimester:  Second Half:  21 through 27 weeks:  20,000 abortions:  Period of potential viability. (!.54%). Third Trimester:  28 through 40 weeks’ gestation:  650 abortions (0.05%). Total annual abortions in the U.S. […]

ONE-PAGE SUMMARY OF KEY POINTS

January 13, 2010

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SIMPLIFIED LIST OF SUMMARY POINTS REGARDING D&E LATE-TERM ABORTION OF VIABLE INFANTS 20,000 “viable-potential” infants are aborted by D&E annually in U.S. “Viable-potential” means the infants are 21 weeks’ gestation (lmp) or over. “Viable” (as contrasted to “life”) means the infants are able to survive outside the womb. Killing a born extreme-preterm infant who is […]

Media Err On Late-Term Abortion Frequency

January 11, 2010

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A recent news article in the Wall Street Journal, reporting on the Kansas trial of the man who shot Dr. Tiller, repeated an oft-quoted misconception that the Kansas abortion physician was one of only a very few doctors to perform late-term second- and third-trimester abortions in the United States.  (WSJ Jan 9/10, 2010) The number […]