Saw this tweet from Jill Stanek this morn about the StanekReport. Check it out. It looks promising.
— Jill Stanek (@JillStanek) November 3, 2014
For those of you who pray, please pray for everyone impacted.
At stake is whether the University of Victoria student society (UVSS) has the right to punish student clubs for pro-life activities and whether the University of Victoria has the right to enforce those punishments.
While the BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) is officially pro-choice, it is supporting YPY because it believes universities have to obey the Charter.
“Are those of us who are pro-choice so frightened of civil, peaceful speech against our conviction, that we must take refuge in quasi-legal antics to harass, frighten, and ultimately punish those who dare to challenge them?” asked BCCLA spokesman John Dixon, when the BCCLA first took the case last year.
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Pavel Reid | Director of Office, Life & Family
Natalie Sonnen | Executive Director – LifeCanada
James Borkowski | Executive Director – Signal Hill
JM Boyd | Partner – Glass Canvas Media
Jason Jensen | Partner – Glass Canvas Media
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And this is the type of question that the sexual revolution requires us to answer. The story:
Jennifer Cramblett and her wife, Amanda Zinkon, wanted a white baby. They went to the Midwest Sperm Bank near Chicago and chose blond, blue-eyed donor No. 380, who looked like he could have been related to Zinkon. When Cramblett was five months pregnant, they found out that she had been inseminated by donor No. 330 — a black man. […]
That leads some to believe that Cramblett is asking to be paid for the difficulties that many black folks — and white parents of adopted black children — deal with without compensation.
“I don’t think I deserve anything more being the white parent of a black child than any parent of a black child does,” says Rory Mullen, who adopted her daughter. […]
But she thinks the fact Cramblett waited more than two years to sue indicates that the experience of raising a black child is her real problem.
“When you say this is too hard, I didn’t deserve this, this is too much for me to handle, then the child internalizes it and it affects their self-esteem,” she says. “It’s my job to pour self-esteem into my daughter, not tear it down.”
If you have time, read the whole article. The journalist, Jesse Washington, did a good job of interviewing parties on both sides of this race and parenting debate. The story is interesting and it’s sad. I often wonder if the parents of these wrongful birth suits think of the impact of them on the children, and whether they are truly worth the cost. I’d like to see some research on the long-term impact of these suits on kids. I don’t imagine the children come away unscathed.
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I’m really looking forward to seeing this documentary. Andrew Klavan talks about how he’s preparing the movie and shares how he was pro-choice for years. After an argument that he lost to a Catholic friend, he became pro-life.
I think this going to be a powerful (and respectful) movie.
I read this story first thing this morning. I thought: “Should I post this so people know?” and decided not to. Too sick.
A little later, my 18 year old daughter talked to me about her job, which she loves. She serves at a deli counter. She talked about crazy customers, rude and aggressive. Then she told me about the ignorant comments from some of the men. For example, when referring to how much Kolbassa he wanted, a guy said “the size of my penis”. She also mentioned that the girls would NOT call out number 69. They would wait for the guy in the department to call it out.
Our daughters are in this culture. But I have serious concerns for our sons too. So I posted this. So you know.
Andrea adds: It may be taking more than a few days as we iron things out over here. If you recently heard me speak and I said I would respond to the emails you sent me at this site, which I always do, please be advised that I can momentarily not access those emails… and you may choose to resend in a week or two! (Apologies, and thank you!) Also, if something doesn’t work for you, please send us an email with a brief description of the problem.
This article is not about abortion. It’s about India, and why her booms have been busts. But this part interests:
The dystopic details don’t end there. The use of new technology to abort fetuses selectively has led to a rapidly declining female-to-male birth ratio, with a nationwide average of 914 girls per 1,000 boys in 2011, as opposed to 940 to 950 girls in European countries—and with Gujarat, its development such a shining exemplar in the Modi campaign, boasting an average of 891 girls in 2011, among the lowest such numbers in India. At the same time, India—and especially in states like Gujarat—is a growing provider of rent-a-womb services for wealthy European and North American couples.
Of course, this is the result of an abhorrent bias/hatred against women. Were abortion not available, infanticide through exposure like in First Century Rome would likely be the means to rid our world of women. But abortion access facilitates these deaths. I don’t think you can get away from that fact without jamming your head pretty deep in the sand.