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#474 October Conferences, PP Workers Unhappy

August 16, 2019

October Conferences
        We encourage you to consider coming to these conferences. We’ll have a presence at each, so if you’d like to hook up with us, let us know at
October 11-13, Dallas Texas:
Save Lives on the Sidewalk National Pro-Life Conference
Sponsored by Sidewalk Advocates for Life (not a CLN member group),
2nd annual conference
October 18-20, New Orleans, LA
Rehumanize Conference on Life, Peace, and Justice
Sponsored by Rehumanize International (definitely a CLN member group)
6th annual conference


 Photo from last month’s Democrats for Life 2nd annual conference

 The Discontent of Planned Parenthood Workers

       An online women's magazine, Verily, looks at why Dr. Leana Wen was pushed out as president of Planned Parenthood (PP), and why many PP frontline workers are so dissatisfied. The article has quite a bit about the work of CLN Endorser Abby Johnson and her organization that assists people who want to get out of the abortion business, And Then There Were None (a CLN member group) .  Authored by Margaret Brady (pictured) and published August 7, it’s called Drama in HR: Why Are So Many Employees Leaving Planned Parenthood?

 Latest CLN Blog Post 
         We often use “inconsistent” as the opposite of the consistent life ethic, but in fact there are many ways of being consistent about opposing one kind of killing without being against all kinds of killing. Yet much of the language that opposes one kind of killing could be expected to cover all killing, so then an inconsistency can be seen. Julia Smucker considers all this in What Does It Mean to Be Inconsistent?

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 Quotation of the Week
Dangertalk: Voices of abortion providers, p. 77
Social Science & Medicine, July, 2017
volume 184, pages 75-83  
        One provider described how her work is similar to being a soldier: “[abortion work] feels like being in war . . . I think about what soldiers feel like when they kill.”
        Another observed, “abortion is life and death and I think for me it's about providers saying, “’yes we end lives here,’ and being okay with that. Because I feel like a lot of us may have different opinions . . . I had a woman wake up in the recovery room and say, ‘I just killed my baby.’ And I said to her, ‘You did, and that's okay.’ And just, being okay, to say that. And we don't all agree with that's what we're doing here. But that's what I feel we're doing here. And I'm okay with that.”


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