Many Americans cannot remember a time when abortion was illegal. Pro-abortion forces conjure up all sorts of images about what an abortion-free America would look like, but those images are likely to be highly distorted. Education Director Maria Vitale recently wrote a column for LifeNews.com about the myths surrounding the effort to protect preborn children and their mothers from harm. You’ll find her eye-opening column at http://lifenews.com/nat6661.html .
A new poll shows that the vast majority of Americans oppose taxpayer funding of destructive embryonic stem cell research. The Rasmussen Reports survey indicates 57 percent of those questioned do not want their tax dollars spent on such questionable research. The poll shows that the Obama Administration is clearly out of step with the American public on this critical issue. You can read more about the poll at http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/august_2010/57_oppose_taxpayer_funding_of_embryonic_stem_cell_research .
A new poll shows that a plurality of Americans oppose abortions at taxpayer-funded military bases. The Polling Company Survey found respondents don’t want abortions performed at hospitals that treat soldiers. The margin of opposition was 49 percent to 41 percent. 51 percent of members of the armed forces opposed such abortions. Congress should keep these findings in mind when it comes to setting policy. You can read more about the poll at http://lifenews.com/nat6642.html .
A new national poll indicates that a large number of Americans believe that abortions are too easy to obtain in the U.S. The Rasmussen Reports survey shows nearly half of those surveyed hold that view. Interestingly enough, women were more likely to say that abortions are too easy to obtain than men were. Also, 54 percent of respondents said that abortions are morally wrong most of the time. You can read more about the poll’s findings at http://lifenews.com/nat6638.html .
The latest edition of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Online News is up and ready for viewing at http://www.paprolife.org/resources/e_news.html . There, you’ll find out why Senators Casey and Specter don’t reflect the views of the pro-life community…how the Obama Administration is playing politics with science…and two big reasons why you should attend the 2010 Celebrate Life Banquet in Harrisburg. To subscribe to the Online News, please send an e-mail with the word “subscribe” in the subject line to email@example.com.
The Philadelphia Inquirer has published the amazing story of the survival of two babies who were born at 23 weeks’ gestation. The miracle of modern technology is helping these children to live despite incredible odds. It’s ironic that preborn babies of similar gestation are aborted in America under the devastating U.S. Supreme Court rulings known as Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton. You’ll find the Inquirer story here.
A new column shows the parallels between “Climategate,” the scientific scandal over global warming, and human embryonic stem cell research.
Gene Tarne and David Prentice write:
Like Climategate, the public policy debate over hESCR has shown that scientists are not always disinterested parties.. Rather, scientists can be every bit as political and partisan as the politicians, selectively using scientific “evidence” to justify their ideological viewpoint.
The patterns of behavior promoting public funding of hESCR have been strikingly similar to Climategate: selective use of data, manipulation of the peer review process, demonizing colleagues who questioned the prevailing orthodoxies and appeals to a bogus scientific “consensus,” among others. Those who questioned this supposed “consensus” were dismissed as scientifically ignorant and accused of playing politics with science.
You can read the rest of the eye-opening column here.
The latest edition of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Online News can be found at http://www.paprolife.org/resources/e_news.html . There, you’ll find out about a special guest at our Celebrate Life Banquet…how PA became the center of a national abortion debate…and why there’s a prediction the U.S. Supreme Court will move to restrict abortion.