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Vision Forum, Samaritan Ministries Take Extreme "Pro-Life" Position on Ectopic Pregnancies

In the name of "Right to Life" Quiverfull moms could lose their livesIn June of 2008, Vision Forum posed the following question from their Witherspoon School of Law and Public Policy on its website:  “If abortion is the murder of a human being, is it biblical to oppose all abortions?”  The organization addressed this topic in a series of blog posts on the matter, determining definitively that tubal ectopic pregnancy did not justify surgery to remove the fatally compromised fetus along with a pregnant woman’s fallopian tube. Despite the medical fact that tubal pregnancies prove to be fatal to the fetus in all cases, the Vision Forum group determined that any surgery which ends any ectopic … [Read more...]

Understanding the Duggars: A Series of Posts at ‘Redeeming Dinah’

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceAll images by Cindy Kunsman and Under Much Grace used with permission.Editor's note: Cindy has put a ton of work into compiling just about anything you could ever want to know about TLC's the Duggar family. Posting this at NLQ so we can have a reference to all that is Duggar and Quiverfull. Thanks for doing this Cindy!As part of a presentation, I decided to create what is essentially an online bibliography for those interested in background information about the Duggars, the Independent Fundamental Baptists (IFB), Gothard, Quiverfull, and the Troubled Teen Homes within the IFB. Information about them all can be accessed … [Read more...]

Dr. Patrick Johnson and His Dangerous Advice to Depressives

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserDr. Patrick Johnston is an Ohio family practice physician, founder of the Association of Pro-life Physicians, and the director of Personhood Ohio. He and his wife have nine children, all of whom are homeschooled. Several years ago, Johnston wrote a rebuttal to a post that I published about my views on abortion and personhood laws. Johnston believes there are no justifiable reasons for women to have abortions. Rape? Nope. Incest? Nope. Life of the mother? Nope or maybe. Severe physical malformation? Nope. Ectopic(tubal) pregnancy? Nope Huh? That’s right, Johnston does not think women should have access to ab … [Read more...]

When Rules Are Stupid, Breaking Them is a Good Idea

by Joe Sands cross posted from his blog Incongruous CircumspectionJoe is now writing at Free Thought Blogs - catch all his latest writings there including his thoughts on the recent demise of Prince.First part hereMy continued response to Tom B....I'm going to walk away from Tom B's response to me for a bit and just sit down by this fire and have a chat with a little boy. Tom, you're a little boy. You may be 20, but you have no idea how to live in the real world. Your rigid ideas of life may make you a disciplined young man, but it won't go far in your relationships with the rest of humanity. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Desperate Infertile Mothers Are Monsters?

by Zsuzsanna Anderson of Are They All Yours? - Did I Already Mention I Hate IVF?Editor's note: As a woman who has seriously struggled with infertility while quiverfull, just like many of you here have, I find Zsuzsanna's words mocking another infertile mother upsetting and vile. Where's the love of Christ in any of this? One lesson learned through the years is that things you throw rocks at because it's a battle you do not have can become the same problem for you. Universal reciprocity or karma just seems to like to work that way. … [Read more...]

When Love Isn’t Enough: The Musser Family Tragedy Part 1

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideSixteen years ago, a baby was born in Bulgaria. At four months old, he was placed in an orphanage.   The orphanage young Tommy was placed at was hell on Earth.  The director "modified" the foods fed to the children to prevent them from growing normally.  By doing this, the director kept the children permanently in the youngest/weakest group of the orphanage where the orphanage received the most funds for the children.  Tommy was listed at age 15 as "Male child at 15 years of age, with the following diagnoses: Infantile Cerebral Palsy – Hypotonic form; Severe lagging behind in the physical and neuro-psychical development; Severe p … [Read more...]

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Quiverfull Topics [Note: Categories with no articles listed beneath them are coming soon ... :)] √ Biblical Manhood & Womanhood PatriarchyLet The Men Speak: “Quiverfull nearly destroyed our marriage” When Promises Become Dreams : Doing Marriage God’s Way by AfricaTurtle It’s Complicated: Why It Wasn’t As Obvious As It Seems Like It Should Have Been by Journey Of Pilgrims, Puritans, and Patriarchs by Hopewell We were put in the back of the church on hard chairs as a punishment for not conforming by ErikaThe God Card ~ Thoughts on Patriarchal TeachingsThoughts On Patriarchal Teachings Subordinate but Equal Thoughts From The Excellent Wife Ask Your HusbandPolygamy Sibling Re … [Read more...]

Ignorance, Stupid Error, and Willful Intent: Vision Forum is still guilty of objectifying women and children

Vision Forum Ministries (the not-for-profit arm of Vision Forum) capitalizes upon connotation and summarizes their family and Pro-Life oriented Mission Statement by describing themselves as Christians who follow patriarchy as well as their created concept of “multigenerational faithfulness.”Trusting people often fail to recognize the darker doctrines beneath the pleasant pictures connoted including "Protestant Exclusivism," their own version of Darwinian social engineering, and their view which defines daughters as a "dynamic means" for a man to "extend his influence into other covenantal family units."  The group's claims of an uncompromising Pro-Life status also beguile and mislead trus … [Read more...]

Surgery for Tubal Pregnancy Deemed an Elective Abortion??? The Discussion of Vision Forum’s Fiat Raises More Questions

 A follow-up to:Vision Forum, Samaritan Ministries Take Extreme “Pro-Life” Position on Ectopic PregnanciesFollowing the previous post about Vision Forum’s plans to advance their thesis regarding surgical treatment for tubal pregnancy before confirmed death of an unborn baby as the ethical equivalent of elective abortion, several insightful questions have been presented in different areas around the blogosphere including the NLQ Forum.  They are worth noting.The discussion raised some interesting questions about the actual risk (morbidity and mortality) related to ectopic pregnancy as weighed against the chance of a non-tubal ectopic pregnancy producing a live birth.  Refer to this H … [Read more...]