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Have you heard? Douglas Karpen, from Houston, Texas,  is the newest doctor, if he can be called that, making headlines for his “practice.”  What did he practice?  He made a practice of performing late-term abortions outside the boundaries the law states as legal.  Kermit Gosnell was just recently given life without parole for his “practice” in the Philadelphia area.

Can these faces become the new up-front image of the abortion/pro-choice industry?

I just did a quick search online for news stories concerning Dr. Karpen.  Results?  MSNBC – 0 results, ABCNews – 0 results, CBSnews – 0 Results, …..ummmm….even the Associated Press – “Your search “Douglas Karpen “ did not match any results.  No pages were found containing “Douglas Karpen.”  I’m not surprised.  I did, however, find that The Canadian Free Press is covering the story.  Again, like with the Gosnell story, it will take public outcry for news agencies to put even a little snippet of info up on their front pages.

Fear?  Yes.  Because this will become the face of the movement.

We regularly see the horrors of war on the front page.  We read of the horrors of 1 man in Cleveland kidnapping 3 ladies, using them as sex slaves and forcefully aborting at least 5 of their pregnancies that we know of…in fact that was the headline for days.

Yes, I wonder why it took this long for the nurses/assistants to come forward.  I’m simply glad they finally did.  I don’t know what heartache they have or what discouragements kept them from speaking…but they did.  I’m pleased that someone picked up their story.  I think this is the tip of an iceberg.

My questions for this topic would be addressed to the news outlets:

  • What’s the process for which you choose or choose not to cover a story?
  • Why do you quickly cover stories where “religious” people do harm to abortion clinic workers, but not when abortion clinic workers to harm to babies and ladies giving birth outside of current federal law (Gosnell)?
  • Is this type of story just too gruesome for you to cover?
  • If so, what are your boundaries for which something is determined to be too gruesome?
  • Are you afraid of these doctors becoming the new face of this specific freedom of choice movement as defined by Supreme Court decisions (R v. W)?

I’m pretty sure that no answers will be given…and I’m also pretty sure I know the answers.  But I’ll ask anyways.  Readers, please ask with me.

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Here is my quick response to Cecile Richards’ recent column in USA Today. 

Ms. Richards is partly right and partly wrong, and decides to leave out one very important piece of information.  Yes, morning after pills can prevent sperm from coming into contact with an egg, but, and this is a very important, if fertilization has already happened, this pill will prevent an already forming human embryo, yes already forming…from receiving nourishment from it’s mother’s uterine wall.  Technically, this is called a chemical abortion.  This information is readily available on morning after pill websites…not just an opinion of mine.

How do the PREVEN® emergency contraceptive pills prevent pregnancy?
PREVEN® can stop or delay ovulation (the release of an egg), it can stop sperm from fertilizing an egg if it was already released, and it can stop a fertilized egg from attaching to the wall of the uterus.”
Source: http://www.drugs.com/mtm/preven-ec.html

How Does Plan B® Work?
Plan B® (levonorgestrel) may prevent pregnancy by temporarily stopping the release of an egg from a woman’s ovary, or it may prevent fertilization. It may also prevent a fertilized egg from attaching to the uterus. ”
Source: http://www.planbonestep.com/faqs.aspx

Question for Ms. Richards:  How do describe an already fertilized egg?

Another question please:  I’m assuming that you feel pregnancy begins when the human embryo attaches itself to it’s mother’s wall.  True or false?

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Make no mistake. God‘s name was invoked recently by President Obama as if he was calling on God to bless this organization. The number one abortion provider in the country and a tax-payer funded organization now world-wide (some don’t know this fact), Planned-Parenthood is leading the way for the Pro-Choice movement. My question to the president is this, which I’ve never heard anyone ask, “Mr. President, when do you think human life begins?” And another question please, “When do you think the life of your daughters began?” And yet another, “When did you start saying that your wife was carrying a child?” Oh…and yet another, “If you found out the gender of your two daughters before birth, did you name them?”

You see, the answers to the first question will show one’s philosophy of life and determine the answers to the next few. If the president would answer honestly that life doesn’t begin until 3rd trimester or after first breath, descriptions many pro-choicers like to use, then he would not call the 1st trimester baby-bump his child, nor would he even want to know the gender let alone name the “fetus.”

Most of us know his voting record on baby/fetus issues before he became president. But no one has sat down with him to answer the tough questions.

I’m just wondering if anyone would ask him these questions now….

Thoughts of humanity are in the public eye again this week as we’ve seen terrorism in Boston and what looks like to be a horrific, workplace accident in Texas.  And a story that’s been slowly making headlines is equally as heart wrenching.  I have to admit, I have read the headlines, but have scanned the articles describing the medical practice of Dr. Gosnell.  After reading a sentence or two…well…I have to stop.  It just seems too evil.  Yes, I typed the word.  I say ‘evil’ without hatred or malice, but with sadness and a lump in my throat.

The abortion debate rages on again as different media outlets call the lives taken either ‘fetuses‘ or ‘babies.’  I have my opinion and I’m assuming its obvious.  I guess I have some questions that would be directed to all media outlets.

I would ask those reporters and those who write for the talking heads (no offense to anchors), by what process do you decide to call “life” a fetus or a baby?  Reference CBS change of this story within a few years here.  In 2010 you called the those bodies in a freezer and in jars fetuses… in 2013 you called them babies.  I’m just curious.

In various blogs about this trial, the comment section is filled with supporters of and against abortion.  Most abortion rights writers say that it’s not a baby until first breath.  Two questions here for me would be; 1) Why then do current laws detail time in womb verses breath of air? and based on your answer to the first question 2) When does motherhood start?

Hollywood reporters regularly call out the “baby-bump” of actresses who are expecting.  Most people I know who have become pregnant automatically begin calling the little one inside their belly by name if they’ve found out the gender.  And, most of them have also signed on to the ‘mom’ title as soon as the pink P shows up on the pregnancy test stick.

What I hear from most of media outlets, experts and politicians, is life is important after first breath (such as the tearful news of the 8 year old killed by one of the Marathon bombs).  Until then, its not human life.

Side note – It’s illegal to harm a Bald Eagle “fetus” (egg)…even through it’s not had it’s first breath.  Fine and jail time are potentials if you do.  So…are we consistent in how we view life in general?  Not sure.  But my heart is leaning in a direction now.

READ MORE ABOUT MEDIA RESPONSES TO GOSNELL HERE

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baby_in_mothers_wombWoah!  This will cause discussion surrounding the news that a federal judge ruled the ‘morning after pill’ should be OTC and for all ages.  The Kansas legislators moved to define life.  It begins at fertilization.  So what does Planned Parenthood in Kansas have to say about this?  Will this change their ‘normal’ practice?  I would think it would have to.

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morningafterpillOk…this is going to get sticky real quick.  A federal judged just ruled, as I understand it, that Plan B should be OTC (over the counter) and available to all ages…meaning children (under the age of 18).  Ummm…isn’t this pill also considered to be an abortion pill because it can stop an already fertilized egg (after conception) from attaching itself to its home for the next 9 months?  Will this interfere with state laws, already on books, that have age regulations attached to abortion options? Hmm…should be interesting to follow.

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