I Lost My Baby

Yesterday a young woman told me she had recently lost a baby. I was immediately sympathetic. She told me it had been 21 weeks, and that she and her partner had a little memorial service for her (the baby was a girl). They had some music, released some doves and balloons, and sent her off with love …

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When is a Baby a Baby?

An unborn baby died yesterday after the car the mother was driving struck a guard rail and went into the Barwon River near Geelong: The woman, who was about 30 weeks’ pregnant, managed to free herself from the car as it sank into the river on Friday evening … Police are adding the unborn baby’s …

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40 Days For Life

Last Sunday was the first Sunday of Lent, the forty day period of fasting which ends at Easter. Christians remember Jesus’ forty days of fasting in the desert prior to his baptism and public ministry. The purpose of the Lenten fasting and self denial (which need not be in relation to food) is to remind us of …

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The Value of Life

Amidst the general left wing media outrage (‘small-minded’, ‘ignorant’, ‘bigoted’ are frequently occurring words) at the prosecution of two young people in Queensland who attempted to abort their baby, I came across this review of the film Never Let Me Go. Never Let Me Go traces the story of three apparently normal young people who discover …

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Witches

Pentecostal loonies in Nigeria: ‘Child witches cause poverty, kill them!’ Helpful advice for Nigerians from Plannned Parenthood loonies in North America: ‘Children cause poverty, kill them!’ Green loonies agree, and offer practical help. Nope. No connection there.

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