Pro-Life Links of Interest for February 16, 2010

| by Jill Stanek

by JivinJ

  • In Australia, a child has been born healthy after one doctor mistakenly thought the child had died, gave the woman misoprostol, and then a senior doctor pressured the mother to abort:
  • The doctor recommended termination using the drug misoprostol, but the drug did not work and a follow-up scan showed the foetus was still alive.

    Later scans revealed the baby had fluid on the brain - a condition likely caused by the abortion drug Ms. Vanderhook had been given.

    Despite 6 other specialist opinions that the baby would be born normal, Ms. Vanderhook says a senior obstetrician at Canberra Hospital continued to press her to terminate the baby, even at 31 weeks, when termination would have involved inducing labour.

    "To have a baby induced and to watch him just die and not do anything about it? I was disgusted," Ms Vanderhook told the ABC.

    The Vanderhook's barrister, Bernard Collaery, believes there is a simple explanation why the hospital was urging her to terminate the pregnancy.

    "Away would go the litigation that might in the event of serious deformities produce a multi-million dollar verdict," he said.


  • How do you know that your billboard idea was successful? When papers from New York and Chicago cover billboards in GA (not to mention all the local news coverage), you've probably gotten more than you were expecting. Let's hope all this coverage makes a difference.

  • The Southern Gospel group Fresh Anointing won the Emerald Coast Southern Gospel Music Association's Song of the Year for their pro-life song "Third Voice"
  • Some University of FL students need a lesson in basic human biology:
  • Nick Tomlinson, a senior geography major, disagreed.

    "[A fetus] is just a string of cells," Tomlinson said. "It's not a human yet. That's the difference."