Best "parasite" I've ever heard of!
Today's blog post serves as a place to compile sources for the assertions in the above graphic. As an initial matter, let me note that it is not Secular Pro-Life's position that unborn children must "earn their keep" to have the right to life. (In the same vein, the fact that infants sleep and poop and don't do much in the way of making immediate contributions to society does not justify infanticide.) This is simply an attack on the pro-choice movement's misuse of the dehumanizing term "parasite."
) via Secular Pro-Life
DarkCougar555: While I do agree with this view, however the commenter pointed out: Unfortunately, this argument can be easily flipped on its head, since someone could easily point out the negative ramifications of pregnancy and birth. The added burden on her organs, the stretching of her genitals and skin, the loss of elasticity and hair due to nutrients going toward the baby for 9 months... Pregnancy isn't all doom and gloom but it's unfair to suggest that health concerns put forward by abortion advocates are entirely without merit.
That's why treatments exist in the first place... If pregnancy is so, so horribly dangerous, then the statistical data of childbirth death is not 6-8 out of 100,000 then... it should be somewhere in between 30,000 to 50,000 out of 100,000. Something like that.
That explains why some pro-choicers believe pregnancy is a disability...
Better Dead Than Fed? NOT!
Typically, advanced care planning programs, including National POLST Paradigm affiliates, describe the risks of tube feeding while minimizing or ignoring the benefits. How can people be expected to make a decision about this life-sustaining technology when so much of the available information is biased? Clearly, more awareness is needed.
) via LifeChoice
From the Deaf* pro-lifer: I appreciate all the time and effort that has gone into making my hearing aids, (long lines of determined people who did endless tests and studies to make hearing a reality for me) When I was a kid, the hearing aids were pretty useless and ugly too, I suffered embarrassment as I was the only kid in the school who did not hear the same way. Now I am ok with it cos I know it is not my fault, and I done ok in life anyway. Love my hubs, my children and my job.
This Stem Cell Research Development May Satisfy Detractors
Nature magazine published two new studies Wednesday detailing what has been called a breakthrough in regenerative medicine. Research shows that by purposely putting mature cells under stress, they can be turned into embryonic-like stem cells, which can then be transformed into any other kind of cell possible. The process can be summarized succinctly: Put the cells in an acidic environment. According to Nature editor David Cyranoski, the “surprisingly simple method” of exposing the cells to stress — like low pH — can make cells that are “more malleable than iPS cells, and do it faster and more efficiently.”
“It’s amazing. I would have never thought external stress could have this effect,” Yoshiki Sasai — a stem cell researcher at the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe, Japan, and a co-author of the latest studies — told Nature.
) via Wall St. Cheat Sheet
DarkCougar555: Hmm... Interesting. What do you think?