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the-elderscrolls:

Polish doctor that refused to perform abortion named a “hero”
Dr Bogdan Chazan was visited by an expecting mother (32 weeks into pregnancy), who already had 5 miscarriages before and was worried about her health. It turned out that the fetus had hydrocephalus, undeveloped brain and was missing many bones from its skull. The Doctor refused to perform an abortion and didn’t send the woman to another hospital which could do so (according to polish law, if a doctor doesn’t want to perform an abortion, he has to choose another hospital which will agree to do so). Chazan was named a “local hero” and “true warrior of Jesus in the name of life of the unborn” by many polish politicians and catholic activists. He used conscience clause as an excuse for his actions.
The woman gave birth to the child through a C-section. She and her husband spent 10 painful days watching their deformed child die a horrible death. When she finally decided to speak out, she said:
“During these 10 days, no priest, no pro life activist or even dr Chazan came to see the child, to ask if they can help. It was really hard to look at our child. We knew what was coming, but it was still very hard to cope with”
Congratulations, pro-lifers - another “life” saved, another “happy” child and “happy” family. 

the-elderscrolls:

Polish doctor that refused to perform abortion named a “hero”

Dr Bogdan Chazan was visited by an expecting mother (32 weeks into pregnancy), who already had 5 miscarriages before and was worried about her health. It turned out that the fetus had hydrocephalus, undeveloped brain and was missing many bones from its skull. The Doctor refused to perform an abortion and didn’t send the woman to another hospital which could do so (according to polish law, if a doctor doesn’t want to perform an abortion, he has to choose another hospital which will agree to do so). Chazan was named a “local hero” and “true warrior of Jesus in the name of life of the unborn” by many polish politicians and catholic activists. He used conscience clause as an excuse for his actions.

The woman gave birth to the child through a C-section. She and her husband spent 10 painful days watching their deformed child die a horrible death. When she finally decided to speak out, she said:

During these 10 days, no priest, no pro life activist or even dr Chazan came to see the child, to ask if they can help. It was really hard to look at our child. We knew what was coming, but it was still very hard to cope with

Congratulations, pro-lifers - another “life” saved, another “happy” child and “happy” family. 

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crocordile:

Treebeard’s song of Beleriand, sung by Christopher Lee & the Tolkien Ensemble

I would like to open the ISFAB week in my blog with my favorite LOTR song: the one were Treebeard reminiscences :D

I love this song a lot. It describes Treebeard taking a tour around Beleriand while appreciating the effect the seasons have upon the land. I made a little map below to help everyone understand:

The song begins with Treebeard witnessing spring in Nan-Tathren, the willow forest that is very loved by Voronwë, and where Gondolin’s refugees live for a while after the fall, before they move on to Sirion.

The next stop is Ossiriand during summer, and the trees he brings up here are the elm trees. Since Treebeard specifically mentions the seven rivers of Ossir, I assume he saw all of them during his travels! IDK how he managed to cross them; he had to, at some point, to reach Fangorn, but that’s for later. Now he’s going north.

Then, Treebeard visits Neldoreth in autumn. That forest is inside the Girdle, another proof that Treebeard could enter it (the other proof being his friendship with Celeborn), and this is the sort of info that fuels many assumptions I make about how the Girdle works for trees and ents and animals aaand i won’t babble about this now. Back on track: that is the forest where Beren and Lúthien meet for the very first time. The trees of Neldoreth are the beeches.

Finally the song stops with Treebeard climbing the highlands of Dorthonion in winter. There he mentions the pine trees after which the land gets its name. 

That is all we get about his wanderings in the First Age: next thing we know Treebeard aludes to the drowning of Beleriand, and to the forest where he now walks.

This is another map I did showing how big Fangorn forest used to be, and, on the right corner, its size during the events of The Lord of the Rings:

so much was lost ://// all the ents within are likely First Age survivors, and even the forest too, in a sense.

Here is a link to the map put together!