Week in Review – Media Creates Confusion on Ectopic Pregnancies; Parents Fight Back against PP in Norwalk, CA
The media seems intent on creating hysteria and confusion about the Dobbs case. In the latest trend, the media is treating an ectopic pregnancy the same as abortion violence, with even Planned Parenthood adding to the misinformation.
To be clear, treating an ectopic pregnancy by removing the diseased fallopian tube is not an abortion. As Fr. Howard, director of the American Bioethics Advisory Commission, puts it, it is known as the Doctrine of Double Effect.
The presence of an ectopic pregnancy may result from a tubal disorder or cause the fallopian tube to be pathological. In all cases, all actions must be analyzed according to intention, means, and end. If any of these three are immoral, the act itself is immoral.
Using the Thomistic Principle of Totality (removal of a pathological part to preserve the life of the person) and the Doctrine of Double Effect, the only moral action in an ectopic pregnancy where a woman’s life is directly threatened is the removal of the tube containing the human embryo. The death of the human embryo is unintended although foreseen. Put another way, if there were a way to save both lives, which, of course, are of equal value, one would be obliged morally to do so. At this time, this is not possible.
However, there is another common way hospitals have come to treat ectopic pregnancies, and this is immoral as it includes opening the fallopian tube only to violently suction out the forming baby.
It is acknowledged that it has become commonplace even in Catholic hospitals to open the tube and “suction out the human embryo” or administer methotrexate either via mouth or laparoscopy. Both of these procedures directly attack an innocent human life and are intrinsically immoral and never can be justified. In fact, they violate the Fifth Commandment, which under all circumstances prohibits a direct attack on innocent human life. There are absolutely no exceptions to the Fifth Commandment as described.
There is a very important distinction between these types of procedures. Fr. Howard states, while removing the tube containing the human embryo results in the death of a human being, as does suctioning out the human embryo or administration of methotrexate, one cannot ethically conclude that all the actions have the same intended end result. The reason for this is that the “means” used to accomplish the “end” are not the same.
To read Fr. Howard’s full article on this important topic, click here.
Parents in Norwalk, California, are fighting back on Planned Parenthood’s sick agenda.
This week, STOPP reported that hundreds of parents gathered at Norwalk’s John Glenn High School board meeting to protest a proposed Planned Parenthood clinic in the high school.
In the latest STOPP Report, it was disclosed that the high school in question, John Glenn, has a minority enrollment of 98 percent, with 79 percent of them being economically disadvantaged. As STOPP points out, this is exactly the target Planned Parenthood likes to hit.
Attorney Ryan Heath told Fox News that the clinic could provide services “including gender-affirming care, birth control administration and IUD implantation all without parental consent.”
The plans for the clinic are now on hold, thanks to the hundreds of parents who voiced their opinions.
ALL in the News – STOPP Releases Long Awaited Annual Facilities Report; WSR Gives Update on Abortion Fight
The annual STOPP Planned Parenthood Facilities Report, which reports on the latest data available concerning the abortion giant, is now out. The report studies a disturbing trend showing Planned Parenthood moving from surgical abortions to DIY-at-home abortion pills. Read the full report here.
The bi-monthly STOPP report was distributed this past Wednesday. The report covers what is current in the fight against Planned Parenthood and abortion.
Every Friday, ALL executive vice president Hugh Brown hosts a talk-radio show on the Radio Maria USA network. The show is a continuance of Jim Sedlak’s Pro-Life Activism from Creation to Death and can be heard live every Friday at noon (ET). Each show features an update on what is happening in the pro-life world and frequently guests will appear on the show to provide first-hand updates and experiences.
Twice a week, Judie’s commentaries are distributed to an expansive media list. The list contains over 100 media outlets, such as Fox News, The Federalist, Breitbart, and The Daily Caller, among others. Judie’s commentaries are each featured on the front page of ALL.org. Each commentary is also featured as a part of Judie’s recurring column on Renew America.
Video of the Week – Why Real Men Are Pro-Life
Human Life International gives four reasons why men’s opinions on preborn child killing are relevant to the conversation.
Action Item of the Week – 14 Faith-Filled Ways to Have Fun with Your Family
In a world distracted by social media, cell phones, and the endless news cycle, we need more opportunities to spend quality, faith-centered time with our families.
In this latest article from Susan Ciancio, editor of ALL’s Celebrate Life Magazine, she details 14 ways to have faith-filled fun with your loved ones!
The list includes fresh ideas like making DIY Rosaries, taking a trip to the zoo, and baking up some delicious treats.
For some faith-filled inspiration, read the full list here.
Pro-life Social Media – Planned Parenthood Solicits Answers to What Qualities in a Person are ‘Deal Breakers’
The business of killing babies is Planned Parenthood’s top priority, which can only be cultivated by an attitude of freewheeling, self-indulgent promiscuity. For women to buy Planned Parenthood’s services, Planned Parenthood must convince women to strip themselves of any sense of self-worth. Perhaps this is why marriages between conservative partners are more satisfying than liberal ones.
You will not find any valuable relationship advice on Planned Parenthood’s website, and yet it felt the need to dip into the waters of relationships:
What’s your #1 relationship deal breaker?— Planned Parenthood (@PPFA) July 27, 2022
Murdering preborn children permanently breaks mother-child relationships, but that isn’t what the abortion corporation is gunning for.
Republican, Libertarian, "not political," or refused to vote for Hillary because, "I'm fine with a woman president, but she's just not likable." I'd rather be single & celibate for the rest of my life.— Kirsten (she/her) (@Th3_K1rst3n) July 28, 2022
Being a Republican and or being an Evangelical Christian— Robin Bressler (@robinhbressler) July 27, 2022
If they don't believe the January 6th Insurrection happened.— Meowowow (@zar_kitty) July 28, 2022
Sorry, I have a few 😬…— Mplsgrey20 (@Mplsgrey20) July 27, 2022
Not Pro-Choice, treats any animal with disrespect, is religious
A man who is not pro-choice.— bzexpressoqueen (@bzexpressoqueen) July 28, 2022
Eventually, pro-life advocates hopped on the thread to provide Planned Parenthood and its supporters some alternative views.
Supporting abortion probably— Tyler Ray (@thetylerjray) July 27, 2022
If they're pro-abortion and for Unplanned Parenthood!— Kevin Tober (@KevinTober94) July 27, 2022
An unquenchable desire to kill the most vulnerable people in society.— MichaelRectenwald.com (@TheAntiWokeProf) July 28, 2022
Pro-abortion, pro-contraception, communist— Ava Grace (@AvaGrac46763969) July 28, 2022
That describes Planned Parenthood in three words.
If they don’t think abortion is murder— Turtle Man (@bookwormgraham) July 27, 2022
A women that believes it's ok to to murder her unborn child!— Jamin McKeever (@JaminMcKeever) July 27, 2022
Definitely a deal breaker!