From the Oneida County NY Chapter of the Couple to Couple League
Feminists for Life Find out what Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and others REALLY thought about abortion. (BTW, do you know which contraceptives are really abortifacients?)
yourself...and your spouse
of Margaret Sanger from
the Wall Street Journal. Exposes the racist, anti-"choice" philosophy
the founder of Planned Parenthood.
Threat to Reproductive Freedom
sterilization and other "choice" follies in Africa. Your tax
Hope After Abortion is a helpful website
written by women who have had abortions.
is a good site to learn the the truth about our most esteemed and
Clinton redefined "human" like he redefined "sex":
A pending federal regulation, devised during the last days of the Clinton administration, could redefine the terms "fetus" and "child" and result in the legal use of newborns for scientific research. The regulation, which was cleared by the Clinton administration on January 17, 2001, but then postponed by the Bush administration, states that a newborn is still considered a "fetus" until it is determined the baby will live by "independently maintaining a heartbeat and respiration." Only when this determination is made is the baby considered a "child," according to the rule.
President Bush immediately placed a 60-day moratorium on the implementation of Clinton's rule as well as many others. The moratorium expired March 19, 2001 but was extended 60 days.
"If this rule is
allowed to proceed, the position
of the Federal Department of Health and Human Services with regard to
research subjects' will be that babies born alive are not necessarily
congressional opponents wrote.
Control advocate, Planned Parenthood,
has been using an 'advertising gimmick' to lure youth to the warped
on its teen website while promoting promiscuity among the children.
are distributing "lollipop condoms". The rolled condoms are packaged in
clear wrappers with the child-attracting "Smiley Face" on the obverse
the teenwire.com website on the reverse. The humorous packaging is a
attack on one's normal inhibitions with its "cuteness" and
form. The packaging may also inspire even younger children to become
as to finding out what these "kiddie condoms" are all about.
"If low birth rates
persist in Italy, experts
say the population could fall by nearly a third in 50 years, from 57
to 41 million. "Birth rates in Europe are the lowest in the world, with
every country except Albania and Turkey below the replacement level of
2.1 children per woman. The number is especially low in predominantly
nations such as Italy, at 1.19, where 91 percent of women report using
birth control. Spain, where 93.5 percent of the population is Catholic,
now has the lowest rate ever recorded, 1.07 children per woman. In
the birth rate is at 1.26 children per woman; in Germany 1.3."
TARGETED AT TEENS
Determined to reduce teen-age pregnancies many governments promote contraceptives and abortive pills as the solution. The latest news comes from southern Wales, where this week trials have started on the distribution of the "morning-after" pill to girls as young as 9 years old. And in a trial program, nurses in state schools in east Kent, Oxfordshire, Derbyshire and South Yorkshire are to dispense the pill to girls under the age of consent without their parents´ knowledge, the Sunday Times reported Jan. 7.
The move, largely focused on areas with high teen-age pregnancy rates, provoked controversy. Anna Lines, of Family and Youth Concern, said: "It´s a quick fix that will give youngsters the go-ahead to engage in sex at an even earlier age."
Stuart Horner, professor of medical ethics at Central Lancashire University, said, "We are not talking about Smarties here, but significant doses of female hormone which can and does cause problems when it is administered. We do not know the long-term effects, particularly from regular use."
In Canada, too, authorities have approved the distribution of the morning-after pill known as Plan B without the need for a prescription.
Is contraception the answer? In spite of all these efforts to lower the teen-age pregnancy rates by means of contraceptives, often abortive in their action, not all officials are in agreement with this approach. For example, Trevor Stammers, tutor at St. George´s Hospital Medical School, London, published an article in the Dec. 16 issue of the British Medical Journal in which he affirmed that "contraception as the cornerstone of sexual health promotion for adolescents has manifestly failed." Stammers noted that in almost 15 years of general practice he had never seen a single case of unplanned pregnancy resulting from ignorance about or unavailability of contraception. In fact, studies show that up to 80% of unplanned pregnancies result from failed contraception. Data from 1975-91 show a positive correlation between increasing rates of use of condoms at first intercourse and higher rates of teen-age conceptions.
Data from the study suggested that by 1995, a church-led, voluntary effort had prompted about 2.5 million teen-age boys and girls to make spoken or written pledges to refrain from sex until marriage.
Federal and state
governments will pay $100 million during 2001 to teach chastity as the
only realistic strategy for avoiding disease and pregnancy. That might
signal to governments in other countries that condoms and morning-after
pills are only Band-Aids and not a real solution.
UN study saying our population will
fall 30% by 2050:
Conclusions and Implications will be
of greatest interest to anyone who doesn't like sifting through
and methodology reports. The actual report itself is focusing on
or not replacement migration
January 18, 2001
PLANS FOR EXCLUDING PRO-LIFERS AT CHILD SUMMIT HATCHED AT BEIJING+5
Pro-lifers have charged that UNICEF has taken two actions to not only limit participation of pro-life non-governmental organizations (NGOs) but also to ensure UNICEF's allies can flood the upcoming ten-year review of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. UNICEF first moved to limit the number of participants to no more than four per NGO. Even more controversial, UNICEF also decided to allow two other categories of NGOs, those that are called "UNICEF NGOs" and other NGOs that have a "special relationship" with UNICEF. Pro-life groups report that one such "UNICEF NGO" has been allowed to accredit 40 people. This same NGO is also screening participants to ensure they are pro-abortion.
Even though vastly outnumbered
at Beijing+5, pro-lifers won sweeping victories, thwarting radical
to expand abortion and special rights for homosexuals. At that time
NGOs and UN bureaucrats spoke openly
One woman said, "I am a lesbian and this has been our only safe place and now they have destroyed it." Racial NGOs even circulated a "hit-list" of pro-life groups at the meeting.
Copyright - C-FAM (Catholic Family & Human
79 MILLION WOMEN
are missing from South Asia:
In late March 2001, the U.N. Human Rights Commission opened its annual session in Geneva. One theme unlikely to be treated is the lack of respect for human rights in family planning programs.
The recent decision
by President Bush to deny U.S. funding to organizations
in abortions drew attention once more to the behavior of the
and -financed groups. Abortion, however, is only one of the problems in
the population control efforts promoted by rich countries and the
Amnesty International examined the birth control policy in a study published in February 2001 on the use of torture by Chinese authorities. "Numerous public reports from China indicate that local annual birth quotas still play a prominent part in the policy, upheld by stiff penalties as a well as rewards," it said.
The report noted that if women become pregnant without official permission, they could still be punished by heavy fines and dismissal. And local officials could be demoted, fired or fined for failing to uphold the plan and quotas.
"Officials continue to resort to violence, torture and ill-treatment including physically coerced abortions and sterilizations." Amnesty said.
A related problem in China is the trafficking of women. Due to the push for smaller families, and the traditional preference for male offspring in many areas, brides are now in short supply. This has led to the kidnapping and sale of women, the Los Angeles Times reported Feb. 14.
The Times said a 1995 study showed that never-married men 20 to 44 years old outnumbered their female counterparts by nearly 2 to 1. Between the ages of 25 and 39, the ratio was 4 to 1. In hard numbers, that is equivalent to a surplus of 26 million single men age 20 to 44 in China.
Because of the steep drop in the proportion of daughters after China's one-child policy took effect in 1979 -- due to selective abortion, fatal neglect or outright killing of baby girls -- the situation is expected to worsen in coming years.
The Los Angeles Times reported that in 1999, according to government statistics, 6,800 women were reported abducted or missing and not recovered, a figure experts say is almost certainly too low. An additional 7,660 women were rescued.
The practice of selectively aborting unborn girls is also present in other Asian countries. Reuters reported Dec. 16 on a study compiled by the Mahbub Ul Haq Human Development Center in Pakistan. According to the study, the growing use of ultrasound and amniocentesis to screen babies' health, which enables parents to learn their offspring's sex early in pregnancy, have facilitated abortions and skewed South Asia's population toward males.
The survey of Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and the Maldives said 79 million women were "missing in South Asia" due to discrimination against females, both before and after birth. The report based its findings of "missing women" on figures that show there are only 94 women for every 100 men in South Asia while the ratio worldwide is 106 women for every 100 men.
is another way in which women's human rights are being violated by
In the enthusiasm for limiting population growth, basic human rights are being trampled. In an article in The World and I magazine last December, Boston College philosophy professor Laura L. Garcia argued that family planning efforts have been reinforced in many cases by a feminist ideology that considers women's fertility a threat to themselves and to their self-realization.
This radical ideology has come to dominate the academy and the media in most Western nations, producing a powerful coalition of well-intentioned but extremely determined social engineers, noted Garcia.
The article observes that the drive to make contraceptives and abortion accessible to every woman is often portrayed as a way of helping women and the human race generally into a more enlightened future. However, continued Garcia, "questions linger over whether this agenda is truly in the interests of women, especially women in cultures less fragmented than in the West."
The emphasis on birth control has also led to neglect of basic health needs in Third World nations. Garcia quoted Leanardo Casco of Honduras, who complains that "in our hospitals and in our health-care system, we have a lot of problems getting basic medicines -- things like penicillin and antibiotics. There is a terrible shortage of basic medicines, but you can find the cabinets full of condoms, pills and IUDs." In fact, since 1969, the U.S. Agency for International Development has spent more money on population control programs than on other health programs. In some years, it spent three times more on contraceptive "re-education" than on health care, Garcia commented.
U.N. ATTEMPTS TO "BUY" PAKISTAN AND IMPOSE POPULATION CONTROL
2000, the government of
Pakistan rejected a U.N. proposal to finance national education
worth $250 million, on the condition that courses on the "benefits" of
population control be included. According to Vatican Radio, during a
with officials of the U.N. Population Fund, Pakistani Health Minister
Malik Kasi rejected the U.N. proposal whose real objective was birth
disguised in the mystifying language of "reproductive health."
If the above was not outrageous enough:
The lady with a DIFFERENT HAIR COLOR THAN YOURS had been married about a year when one day the she came running up to her husband jumping for joy. "I'm pregnant!", she gasped. The husband was ecstatic as they had been trying for a while.
Then she said, "Oh,
honey there's more. We are
not having just one baby, we are going to have TWINS!"
" I bought
the 2-pack home pregnancy test
kit and both tests came out positive!"
Last tinkered with on Groundhog Day, 2007