In Jan. 29 IssueBy Linda Stephens, Columnist
Favorite thing… a pretty table. Setting a table with pretty dishes, napkins, silverware, table cloth or placemats is something I enjoy. I use cloth napkins a lot. I like the look and feel of them. Some of my friends and family are reluctant to use them. But they are so easy to take care of… just wash 'em, dry 'em, maybe give 'em a quick touch with the iron and they're good to go again.
Minor Girls, Parental Consent and Abortion. In the January 29, 2011 issue of World Magazine, there's a diagram of the United States listing the number of hospitals, clinics or physicians' offices where abortions were performed in 2008. In Kentucky there were 3 and the states surrounding Kentucky had the following: Illinois-37; Indiana- 13; Ohio-26; West Virginia-4; Virginia-40 Tennessee- 13 and Missouri -6.
I find it interesting that Indiana had 4 times the number of abortion places than Kentucky and yet a minor petitioned our state to be allowed to have an abortion in Kentucky, without her parents' consent. Louisville attorney Amelia Adams, who has fought for abortion rights for decades, was quoted in the Courier Journal saying…" as a practical matter, many minors in Southern Indiana come to Kentucky because the nearest abortion clinics otherwise would be in Indianapolis or Chicago….."
Well, here's some of the rest of the story. Planned Parenthood "has 28 'health care' centers strategically located throughout Indiana".(That's what their website says) Four of their centers perform abortions and one of them is located in Bloomington, home of Indiana University. Let's say this minor lives in New Albany or Jeffersonville just across the river from Louisville. Bloomington is a mere 89 miles from New Albany, Indiana. That's a trip to Lexington or Bowling Green from Russell Springs. No big deal.
Again this case was about extending the abortion rights of minor girls so they can receive an abortion without parental consent.
In states where minors must have parental consent before they can have an abortion, the number of abortions decline. So, if the pro-abortion movement can get around parental consent, then more abortions can be done. Behind this case is money, greed, hypocrisy and deceit. It's not health care, it never has been. It's abortion, the taking of an unborn baby's life.
How much does one abortion cost? One human life. That's the truth proclaimed by a popular bumper sticker-but of course, it also costs money to abort a baby. Kentucky Right to Life Association received a copy of EMW Women's Surgical Center's 2010 price list. The center is located in Louisville. Under fees for abortion services, the following prices are listed: 6-12 weeks, RU-486 $650; 12.1-14 weeks $800; 14.1-16 weeks $1,075; 16.1-18 weeks $1,300; 18.1-20 weeks $1,500; 20.1-22 weeks $1,700; 22.1-23 weeks $2,200.
The typical abortion takes about 10 minutes, so the EMW abortion mill could easily be making more than $6000 per hour. Note that EMW aborts babies who are as old as 23 gestational weeks. By week 20, the baby is very active. The mother may feel him/her kick, turn, or hiccup and she might be able to identity a bulge as the baby's head or elbow. The baby may suck his/her thumb and certainly can feel pain.
Then there's Dr Kermit Gosnell who's been charged with 8 counts of murder in the deaths of a patient and seven babies who were born alive, then killed with scissors.
The shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford, that also killed six and wounded 12 others is certainly a despicable act. Because we saw this act of violence done "live and in a public", we are shocked, alarmed, outraged. Unfortunately, abortion happens behind closed doors, so "we the public" If Dr don't see it. If Gosnell had killed his patient and the seven babies in view of others, our reactions would be quite different.
Or they should be. Picture this awful scene in Dr Gosnell's office. He induced labor, force d the live birth of viable babies in the sixth, seventh, and eight month of pregnancy and then killed those babies by cutting into the back of their necks with scissors and severing their spinal cords.
Folks, is that barbaric or what? Shouldn't we be shocked, alarmed and out raged at this? Yes, we should be.
Re-election campaign began Tuesday Jan 25th. In case you didn't see President Obama's state of the union address, you missed the beginning of his re-election campaign.
Notice how he's talking to the center. Sounded like he was in favor all along of those tax cuts put in place under President George Bush, that were extended by Congress.
There's an old saying that's still true…"Beware of wolves in sheep's clothing." Till next week.