To life: the yellow balloon movement takes off

It’s starting to become a fixture in Chicago, evidently.  You can read about it here. And check out the video of a “life mob” below. [Read more...]

More states restricting abortions

And the impact is not insignificant — and could eventually lead all the way to the Supreme Court. Details, from USA TODAY: Legislatures in more than 30 states are weighing — and in some cases passing — many fast-moving bills to restrict abortion rights in a blitz that could prompt the Supreme Court to revisit the [Read More...]

Protestors cover up pro-life billboards in Chicago

Last week, I posted in item on anti-abortion billboards in Chicago, featuring President Obama. Now, the Chicago Tribune reports, someone is covering them up, as you can see in the picture below. Details: Controversial billboard ads recently unveiled in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood that target the disproportionately high rate of abortion in the black community have [Read More...]

Too many men: the shocking effects of abortion in Asia

A new study out of Canada paints a grim picture: Abortions of female fetuses have led to a massive surplus of young unmarried men in India and China, raising fears of an outcast group that could threaten the social fabric, a study said Monday. The trend took root in the 1980s when ultrasound technologies made it [Read More...]

That time of the month: introducing the NFP app

Yep. Simcha Fischer has all the details: When I spotted this app, I was delighted to see that it’s extremely similar to my Creighton chart.  It’s designed for the Billings Ovulation Method, which tracks a woman’s cervical fluid to establish times of fertility. (NB: I’m using a Billings app for a Creighton method of charting, and [Read More...]

Ethicist: let's only keep most intelligent embryos

And, of course, destroy all the rest. Details: Human embryos should be screened for their potential intelligence and only the smartest allowed to live, an Oxford University ethicist has argued. In shocking remarks, Prof Julian Savulescu says embryos that do not pass the intelligence test should be destroyed for the good of society. The Australian [Read More...]

Praying for an end to abortion: one priest's story

Reader and blogger Anne Bender sent this my way, from her blog Imprisoned in my Bones: an account from Fr. Don Hying, about his experience praying outside an abortion clinic. With the Lenten “40 Days for Life” campaign about to begin, this couldn’t be more timely. Snip: Late last Saturday morning, a group of us [Read More...]

Lived to tell: the astonishing story of an abortion survivor

She’s now sharing her story with the world — and seeking others who have also survived abortion. From the Des Moines Register: The defining moment of Melissa Ohden’s life arrived five days before she was born. Her biological mother entered St. Luke’s Medical Center in Sioux City on Aug. 24, 1977, as a pregnant, 19-year-old [Read More...]

New York anti-abortion billboard removed

You probably remember this story from earlier in the week.  Now the billboard in question has officially been removed: New York’s Archbishop Timothy Dolan has a few things to say about all this on his blog: Here in New York, a billboard was recently displayed, that simply stated “The most dangerous place for an African-American [Read More...]

Anti-abortion billboard sparks controversy in New York City — UPDATED

You can see it for yourself below. Some coverage, from local TV station, WCBS: The billboard, located at the corner of Watts Street and Sixth Avenue, reads: “The most dangerous place for an African American is in the womb.” As CBS 2’s Pablo Guzman reports, while the ad was intended to spark debate, for many, [Read More...]