Roundup: Won’t Someone Please Think of the Children?


For this morning’s round up, I am channeling the good Mrs. Lovejoy.  I’ll try to keep the faux outrage to a minimum.

One British newspaper claims that so many teenagers are having repeat
abortions since they won’t use contraception because, among other
reasons, it may make them fat.

Denise Haygar, fertility control manager with Durham and Darlington NHS Trust, deals with women having terminations.

She said the figures don’t surprise her and that some young women pay scant regard to contraception.

She
said: “If they put a bit of weight on or suffer headaches they blame
their contraception and stop using it. For others they will leave here
with a three-month supply of the Pill, and when it is used up not
bother getting another supply.” 

Luckily, some more level heads in Britain are trying to take a reasonable approach to combating teenage pregnancy.  A pilot
program is being launched to offer oral contraception over the counter
without a prescription at pharmacies in two inner city areas in London
.

Initially, three pharmacies have been given permission to offer contraceptive consultations to girls aged over 16.

At Ridgeway pharmacy they are getting ready to put up bold,
colourful posters advertising in large letters "the pill without
prescription".

For the past six weeks, young women asking for
emergency contraception – the morning after pill – have been offered a
private consultation on longer term alternatives.

So far around
50 have chosen to switch over to an oral contraceptive after being
taken through similar checks to those which would be carried out by a
GP.

The initiative is a part of an attempt to halve the number of unintended teenage pregnancies in Britain by the year 2010.
Finally, a group in Malta is claiming
that the high rates of teenage pregnancies in Britain and other
countries is proof positive that condoms actually cause pregnancy
rather than prevent it (you know, if you believe that whole "If I don’t
have a condom I’ll just skip having sex" argument):

Evidence shows that contraception is leading to more abortions:
1,609 of 4,666 women (34.5 per cent) obtained abortions at the Leeds
Marie Stopes International abortion clinic due to condom failure; 27
per cent of the abortions performed at Paris’ St Louis Hospital are
carried out because of condom failure (NSO France).

In a 1996 study of students requesting "emergency contraception"at
the Rusholme Health Centre in Manchester, 68 per cent claimed condom
failure (UK Unistat).

Of course, if I were a teenager reporting in to deal with an accidental
pregnancy, I would probably use "the condom broke" over "yeah, I just
wished and hoped I wouldn’t get pregnant" as my reason, too.

Mini roundup: While parents in Taiwan are putting children up for adoption because they can’t afford them, and another woman starts her own orphanage because she isn’t allowed to adopt, CBS pays for a couple’s travel in order to get a story on phony adoption agencies.

 

12/14

More
parents giving children up for
adoption due to financial woes
eTaiwan News

Portland
Archdiocese CCHD Office Admits, Stops Funding Pro-Abortion Group
LifeNews.com

Women’s
fight for equal, quality health care

Workers World

Condom
use does not lower teenage pregnancies

Times of Malta

New
sexual health centre opening
BBC News

Beliefs
aside,
abortion is
legal
Austin
American-Statesman

Coverage
for
Abortions
New York Times

The
Evolution Of The Federal
Abortion Funding Ban
NPR

Abortion
guidance must be redrawn
BBC News

 

12/13

Clergy
back abortion care in any health reform
The Journal News

When
adoption
failed, woman set up orphanage
Belleville News Democrat

Kathryn
Lopez: Abortion argument not up to the task
Auburn Citizen

Pro-Life
News: Britian, New Zealand, Memphis, Northern Ireland, Abortion, Arkansas
LifeNews.com

Pro-Life
News: Senate Shift on Health Care?, Obama Approval Drops,
 LifeNews.com

Alaska
Pro-Life
Advocates Need Signatures for Parental Notification on Abortion
LifeNews.com

From
the US, with love
Times
of Swaziland

Figures
reveal shocking numbers of teenage abortions
Sunday Sun

Senators
Discuss State of Health Care Bill
CBS News

Senate
Approves Omnibus Bill Funding
Abortions in Nation’s Capital, Obama to Sign
LifeNews.com

 

12/12

Help
teens have sex without pregnancy
guardian.co.uk

Opinion:
This is a ‘Prophetic Moment’ for
Pro-Life Politicians
Catholic Online

Signs
of the digital times; thousands sign online declaration
Toledo Blade

For
Your Children, Your Grandchildren, the Future of Your Nation – For Life
Lifesite

Voice:
Writer says it’s sad but true
Imperial Valley Press

Notre
Dame: What Convicts Can Teach Catholics
TIME

Unintended
pregnancies
Malaysia
Star

Cohabiting
Couple Discovers NFP and True Meaning of Marriage
Catholic Online

Focus
on
family
planning
belated but welcome
The Daily Star

Sex
ed bill has no value
Milwaukee
Journal Sentinel

Abortion is
not health care
Memphis
Commercial Appeal

Anti-abortion
Group Ending Vigil Tour In Mass., RI

WBZ

 

12/11

A
response to the
pro-choice "coat hanger protest"
American Thinker

Major
Co. judge to decide family’s sentence in
adoption abuse
NewsOK.com

CBS
Pays for Trip in
Adoption Story
ABC News

Teenage
girls to get
contraceptive
pill in pilot scheme
BBC
News

Editorial:
Mandatory sex-ed may spur better choices
Chambersburg Public Opinion

Exercise
‘no aid’ for period pain
BBC News

What
Next for the Abortion Funding Ban?

National Catholic Register

Lincoln
getting pounded by pro-lifers
Politico

Commentary:
Mexican Victories Underscore Global
Pro-Life Trend
Lifesite

House
Approves Omnibus Spending Bill That Funds Abortions in Nation’s Capital
LifeNews.com

Potential
Opponents of Pro-Abortion Barack Obama Fare Well in 2012 Polling
LifeNews.com

Abortion,
Assisted Suicide and Bioethics Predictions for 2010, Tough
Pro-Life
Year
LifeNews.com

Rep.
Stupak to discuss
pro-life prospects for health care bill in
EWTN interview
Catholic
News Agency

What’s
Next on the Health Care Debate? Stop the Abortion Mandate Knows
LifeNews.com

Saving
Mexico City:
Pro-Life
Lobbying Salvages Attempt to Restore Abortion Limits
LifeNews.com

Student
Group Makes Undercover Video at Planned Parenthood Clinic
WBAY

Obama
Says Peace is Founded on Human Rights –
Pro-life Leaders Respond
Lifesite

Latinas
need voice in abortion debate
CNN International

China
says population controls help fight climate change
Reuters UK

Only
6pc using abortion pill
Stuff.co.nz

US
Senate Poised to Approve Bill Funding DC Abortions, Overseas Abortion Providers
Lifesite

Travis
Co. renews deals with 2 Austin
abortion providers
Houston Chronicle

Kathleen
Kennedy Townsend enters the health reform fray on
abortion

Baltimore Sun

House
bill lifts DC’s
abortion funding ban
Washington Times

Attitudes
on
Abortion:
The Yellow Flag Stays Out
ABC News

Catholics
face moral crisis between healthcare reform and
abortion

Christian Science Monitor

For
Sen. Nelson, opposition to
abortion still a defining factor
Washington Post

Opposition
to Health Care Bill Shoots Up After
Abortion Funding Ban Defeated
LifeNews.com

Anti-abortion
pandering
Salt
Lake Tribune

 

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