This cartoon packs a whallop.
Any suggestions for the best property-rights web site I can link to?
For those of you who think prolifers only care about fetuses, I've started a separate blog to rant about other issues that I'm passionate about. Find out what else is compelling to this "friend of the fetus."
This cartoon packs a whallop.
After having his wife put to death, Michael Schiavo got in a few more vicious kicks at her family with the grave marker he intalled. The grave marker lists the 1990 date Terri collapsed as the day Terri "Departed the Earth" and lists the 2005 date she finally died as the day Terri was "at peace." He also added the quote, "I kept my promise."
LAmom has blogged about the problem of obstetric fistula in developing countries.:
Obstetric fistula is an injury of childbearing that has been relatively neglected, despite the devastating impact it has on the lives of girls and women. It is usually caused by several days of obstructed labour, without timely medical intervention — typically a Caesarean section to relieve the pressure. The consequences of fistula are life shattering: The baby usually dies, and the woman is left with chronic incontinence. Because of her inability to control her flow of urine or faeces, she is often abandoned or neglected by her husband and family and ostracized by her community. Without treatment, her prospects for work and family life are greatly diminished, and she is often left to rely on charity.
Making family planning available to all who want to use it would reduce maternal disability and death by at least 20 per cent. Complementing that with skilled attendance at all births and emergency obstetric care for those women who develop complications during delivery would make fistula as rare in the South as it is in the North. These interventions are part of UNFPA's overall strategy to make motherhood safer. Addressing social issues that contribute to the problem - such as early pregnancy, girls' education, poverty and women's empowerment - are important areas of intervention as well.
Why is UNFPA spearheading this effort? UNFPA's long involvement in programmes to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity make it uniquely qualified to tackle the challenge of fistula. Moreover, fistula touches on nearly every aspect of UNFPA's mandate, including reproductive health and rights, gender equality and empowerment, and adolescent reproductive health. Because of the many factors that contribute directly and indirectly to fistula, addressing this issue can serve as an entry point for overall improvements in women's reproductive health and rights. At the same time, fistula is a window allowing us to see where reproductive health services are failing to safeguard women's health, especially for the poorest and most vulnerable members of society. (Emphasis mine.)
A woman whose 12-year-old son was mauled to death by the family's pit bulls says they boy'd have been perfectly safe if he'd have stayed in the basement like she told him to while she was out doing errands.
Polygamy Sect Leader Indicted.
Here's a topic I can sink my teeth into: Chef Barna's State of the Church: 2005 by Bill Dahl.
A three-year-old Little Rock boy died after being left for five hours in a day care center van.
Some "experts" in Britain are proposing that preemies younger than 24 weeks be left to die, except in extraordinary circumstances.
Oscar Pistorius, an 18-year-old South African, was born without his feet. With the help of new prosthetic feet, he's already fast enough to have a good chance of qualifying for the 2008 Olympic team. The question is, should he be permitted to compete? Read about this remarkable young man, and the issues surrounding a possible Olympic bid, and tell us what you think.
Eight-year-old Kristine Littlefield is a real go-getter, despite having been born with a deformed right leg. And she's absolutely adorable.
Milagros Cerron, the little "mermaid baby" of Peru, has her legs now. Doctors originally thought that this first surgery would only separate Milagros' legs from heel to knee, but when surgery went more smoothly than anticipated, the continued the entire way up her legs.