[identity profile] patriot-jackie.livejournal.com
As requested by [livejournal.com profile] neverfading in THIS POST, I present the icons she came up with along with a minor twist.

There are 4 watermarks: Planned Parenthood, the RNC logo, the Right Fangirl icon, and [livejournal.com profile] kelincihutan's awesome butterfly. The messages change slightly depending on which watermark is present.

Use them or distribute them as you will; I'm not a stickler for commenting or crediting. ;)


38 icons + 12 bases )
[identity profile] dreadfulpenny00.livejournal.com
Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the nation's largest breast cancer charity, has pulled hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants toward breast cancer screenings from Planned Parenthood, citing it's newly implemented policy that they will not award grants to groups under investigation from the federal government. This is great news for many in the pro-life community who've in the past refused to donate to the charity (including myself, though I don't consider myself to be part of the pro-life movement) because of the connection to Planned Parenthood.

Of course the "pro-choice" crowd has their heads spinning, and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure page on Facebook was flooded with both positive and negative messages, including several faulting the charity for the future deaths of thousands of women due to breast cancer.

Here's the problem with that accusation. It's already been confirmed that Planned Parenthood doesn't actually perform mammograms. This was confirmed by a Planned Parenthood clinic employee/volunteer last year. They offer referrals for mammograms, which anyone can obtain from other free clinics not associated with Planned Parenthood or from a primary care physician. Not to mention that just because Planned Parenthood isn't receiving funds specifically earmarked for breast cancer screenings, they're going to stop the screenings all together. For Planned Parenthood to do that would confirm their status as an abortion-first market, and they would never expose themselves like that without running the risk of losing future donations.

Cecile Richards, the current president of Planned Parenthood, equated the actions of Susan G. Komen for the Cure to "bullying". However, this is what freedom of speech (spoken with dollars) is all about -- the ability to use your money to support organisations as you see fit based on your principals (or the principals of your organisation). Just as those against abortion chose not to donate to Susan G. Komen for the Cure while it was funnelling money to Planned Parenthood, those supporting Planned Parenthood can choose not to donate to the breast cancer charity. In my opinion, THAT shows an abortion-first mentality instead of someone willing to support women's health and well-being.

UPDATE: Susan G. Komen for the Cure is changing their tune AGAIN, stating they'll continue to fund Planned Parenthood. “Our original desire was to fulfill our fiduciary duty to our donors by not funding grant applications made by organizations under investigation,” a Friday statement said. “ We will amend the criteria to make clear that disqualifying investigations must be criminal and conclusive in nature and not political. That is what is right and fair.”

This is what their policy should have been in the first place. Or better yet, they never should have provided funding to Planned Parenthood from the beginning. Now this about-face is angering those on both sides of the abortion argument. The lesson here is that Susan G. Komen for the Cure isn't about standing up for its principals -- it's about standing with whichever group is shouting the loudest.
[identity profile] kelincihutan.livejournal.com
This week there is a story that I feel is big enough to justify the use of bold and italics. And I'm afraid that isn't as funny as I wish it would be.

United States )

World )

Life Issues in the News )
[identity profile] kelincihutan.livejournal.com
Maybe I missed some stories, but this seemed like a slower news week to me. Which, naturally, makes some of the awful stuff I did note stand out more. Articles I feel are particularly important are bolded, as usual.

United States )

World )

Life Issues in the News )
[identity profile] kelincihutan.livejournal.com
Most of you probably already heard about Indiana's passage of a law that defunded Planned Parenthood within that state. Though the law is being challenged in the courts (which is something I find extraordinarily problematic, to say the least), it is currently in effect because the judge in the case would not issue an injunction against it.

So, Obama & co. are now threatening to take action against the law in order to keep money flowing into PP coffers.

Argh! )
[identity profile] ohinternets.livejournal.com
Skewed China birthrate to leave 24 million men single by 2020.
BEIJING (AFP) – More than 24 million Chinese men of marrying age could find themselves without spouses in 2020, state media reported on Monday, citing a study that blamed sex-specific abortions as a major factor.

The study, by the government-backed Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, named the gender imbalance among newborns as the most serious demographic problem for the country's population of 1.3 billion, the Global Times said.

Rest of the story at the source link. The deafening decades-long silence of the women's rights international community on this issue is nothing short of morally reprehensible.
[identity profile] whouseknecht.livejournal.com
Well, it appears that, at the same time as most Christians and Conservatives are deploring the murder of Dr. Tiller, Liberal Christians and Liberals are hailing him as a saint:

Slain Abortion Doctor Mourned as 'Martyr'

Pardon me, but I feel I must provide a reference footnote for this article:

2 Corinthians 11:13-15

Based on this, perhaps Dr. Tillman was indeed a Saint...


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