Monthly Archives: January 2009

Big family? Great. Refusing abortion? Great. IVF? Evil

A woman who already had six kids has just given birth to octuplets, all the result of in vitro fertilization. The nice thing is that, when the doctors suggested “selecting” embryos, she refused. However, why is a woman with six kids using IVF to begin with?

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FDA puts Darvocet under review

The Silent Scream

A neat letter to the editor responding to article about Bishop Vigneron

Government Funds Georgetown’s Rhythm Gimmick

Good news:

A three-year award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Population Affairs to Georgetown University’s Institute for Reproductive Health will enable federally supported programs in California and Massachusetts to offer the Standard Days Method®, a highly effective, easy-to-use natural family planning method developed by Institute researchers.
In addition to making scientifically based natural family planning methods developed by the Georgetown researchers available to Title X clients, the $600,000 award will enable the researchers to test strategies to overcome barriers that limit the availability and use of natural family planning methods by individuals who get their heath care through this government-funded program.

Proves that the main objections to NFP from the Establishment are its lack of profitability. They want “cheap and affordable” birth control, but they won’t actually promote NFP unless there’s something they can sell.

Which raises the issue of why they won’t allow ClearPlan’s NFP test into the US.

An abortionist describes a dilation and extraction

From Priests for Life:

The Washington Post: Anti-Christian

Interesting piece from Quin Hillyer in the American Spectator on two articles in a recent Washington Post.

The first was a glowing book review called “Saving C.S. Lewis.” Written by foreign desk editor Elizabeth Ward, also described in the byline as “a longtime reviewer of children’s books,” the review assessed a new literary endeavor by a woman named Laura Miller called The Magician’s Book: A Skeptic’s Adventures in Narnia.

Basically, Miller’s book discusses how the Narnia books can be enjoyed by a skeptic in spite of their Christian themes. But, more importantly, Ward, the reviewer, glowingly approves of Miller’s anti-Christian view and gives no criticism of it, nor any defense of Lewis.

The second article, in the same issue, is a weird piece written by another Miller, M. Lynn Miller, called “My Mom, the Adulteress,” in which the writer brags about her mother’s serial adultery.