#643 - Peace & Life: Satire/Nigeria/News Roundup - January 6, 2023
Videos for Pro-Life Feminist Messages
With professionally done videos that expand on themes that pro-life feminists have been making for decades, Live Action has a new video series. It includes “Prochoice Bosses - A Generous Offer” and “Pro-Choice Bosses - Hire NBD” satires on the hypocrisy of bosses who claim to be for women’s rights but then push abortions for their pregnant employees to avoid making reasonable accommodations. Another video has men explaining that “Abortion Rights are Pro-Choice Men’s Rights.”
These should be very useful for education in a wide array of circumstances.
Reaction so far: some women share their own stories of pregnancy discrimination. On the other side, some Instagram comments demonstrate how abortion does in fact increase pregnancy discrimination and therefore discrimination against women. If those kinds of comments come up on occasions when the videos are used, then there’s another teachable moment.
In Nigeria, Abortion Used as a Tool of War
A Reuters investigation found: Nigeria military ran secret mass abortion program in war on Boko Haram. They report: “Since at least 2013, the Nigerian military has conducted a secret, systematic and illegal abortion programme in the country’s northeast, ending at least 10,000 pregnancies among women and girls, a Reuters investigation has found. Many had been kidnapped and raped by Islamist militants. Resisters were beaten, held at gunpoint or drugged into compliance, witnesses say.”
Post- Holiday News Roundup
CLN member group Rehumanize International now has its latest online Conference Videos available through YouTube.
On her way out of office, Oregon governor Kate Brown commuted death sentences and dismantled death row in Oregon. This doesn’t end executions permanently, but it’s certainly progress.
The Catholic News Agency reports: Hungry, poor, and disabled Canadians seeking assisted suicide.
The New York Times has two reports on pushing the military onto U.S. teens: Thousands of Teens Are Being Pushed Into Military’s Junior R.O.T.C. and J.R.O.T.C. Textbooks Offer an Alternative View of the World.
In a December 9 blog post, CL Board member Julia Smucker discusses Lies, Damn Lies, and Profit Motives in relation to people with long-term health care needs.
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Sarah Terzo offers a negative reflection on how babies with Down Syndrome are targeted for abortion and a positive reflection on the lives of those who escape abortion in “She Is a Beautiful Person”: Parents of Children with Down Syndrome Speak Out.
Quotation of the Week
Louis T. March
Death, destruction, and demography: Of all behaviors affecting the rise and fall of populations, warfare is the most catastrophic.
MercatorNet, November 7, 2022
The right-to-lifers and the anti-war folks supposedly share a common purpose: saving lives. Maybe they should join forces to try and stop this madness. Stranger things have happened.