Pro-life vid of day: Rand Paul discusses media bias on abortion

by Kelli

At the Susan B. Anthony List Campaign for Life Gala & Summit on April 16 in Washington, D.C., Senator Rand Paul discussed going on the offensive about abortion:

When life begins, there is a role for state… but you can’t have liberty if you don’t protect where your liberty originates from, and that’s your right to life….

We have to push back. Believe in what we believe in, and do it in a way that gathers more people to us.

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New Stanek poll: Do women’s hormones preclude them from being President?

I have a new poll question up:

Do women’s hormones preclude them from being President?

The concern was raised by Go Ape Marketing CEO Cheryl Rios last week, to which GOP presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina responded, ‘Not that we haven’t seen a man’s judgment clouded by hormones in the Oval Office,” a zinger obviously aimed at former President Bill “I Did Not Have Sexual Relations With That Woman” Clinton.

This is so true. Clinton was but one of several male presidents who were apparently ruled by their male hormones.

Nevertheless, since no one will know who you are when you vote, do you honestly think there’s merit to Rios’ concern, the age-old implication being that women are prone to emotionally instability? Vote in the poll on the lower right side of the home page.

Here were the results of my last poll regarding GOP presidential picks. Already the choices are old. Ted Cruz isn’t even on the list, and others are sure to fall off in the coming weeks and months. We’ll revisit the question later. But at this point, Ben Carson rules:


Vote in the poll on the right side of the home page. As always, make comments to either the previous or current poll here, not on the poll site.

Stanek Sunday funnies 4-19-15

Good morning, and Happy Sunday! Here were my top five favorite political cartoons this week. Be sure to vote for your fav in the poll at the bottom of this post!

by Glenn McCoy at
 by Bob Gorrell at
 by Chip Bok at
 by (liberal) Drew Sheneman at
 by Henry Payne at


Sunday Word: “You are so good and kind, so ready to forgive”


O Lord, you are so good and kind, so ready to forgive, so full of mercy for all who ask your aid.

Psalm 86:5, Living Bible translation

Stanek weekend Q: Do you agree “abortion-centered feminism is dying”?


Quoting from US News & World Report, April 17:

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in the opening days of her presidential candidacy and in the veiled statements that preceded it, suggested her platform would focus at least in part on the economic issues that affect women – equal pay, paid family leave, minimum wage – which anti-abortion activists take to be a sign that they’ve already begun to gain the upper hand.

“Abortion-centered feminism is dying, if not dead,” said Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser on Thursday, arguing that the 2014 election cycle proved that Democrats could not win by attacking Republicans for being anti-abortion.

Do you agree “abortion-centered feminism is dying, if not dead”?

Delighting in death


Why is it that the people most vocally committed to causes connected to death (abortion, assisted suicide, euthanasia) are often the same who are committed to progressive sexual causes? And why do abortion advocates frequently see it not as a necessary evil but as a positive good?…

Make no mistake: The giddy, grinning delight which the Gloria Steinems of this world display concerning abortion is driven by more than just the desire to stop rape victims having unwanted children. It is powered by the grotesque thrill which holding power over life and death brings with it….

Some people seem to take a pride in such things which cannot be explained by merely pragmatic criteria such as convenience and choice. Something deeper, something more spiritual, something more sinister, is at work here.

~ Carl Trueman, First Things, April 15

Pro-life blog buzz 4-17-15

pro-lifeby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli

  • At Women’s Rights without Frontiers, Reggie Littlejohn shines a light on another problem in China – baby trafficking. 37 babies were recently rescued from a baby-selling ring:

    According to CNN, human traffickers were recruiting pregnant women in the area willing to sell their babies and hid them in the factory until they gave birth. Then, after the women had their babies, they gave the newborns over to the traffickers and left.

    A Chinese police official, Chen Shiqu, said that the incident is a “new criminal pattern” in which child traffickers take pregnant women to a specific place to give birth. Currently, police have 103 people in custody who are suspected of selling or buying children.

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Pro-life vid of day: Democrats are extremists on abortion

by Kelli

Political commentator and former Bush White House Press Secretary Dana Perino appeared on Fox’s The Kelly File where she and Megyn Kelly discussed GOP Presidential candidate Rand Paul’s recent remarks on late-term abortion and on Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s hardline pro-abortion response.

Perino and Kelly point out how the the majority of Americans oppose both second and third trimester abortions, and how the Democrats are the true extremists on late-term abortion:

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Jemima Kirke’s abortion story still won’t change abortion laws

Jemima Kirkeby Carder

The viewer’s sympathies are rightly with Kirke, who is earnest and direct in what she relates. Yet, at the fear of sounding callous, my immediate reaction to her account was to shrug my shoulders and sigh, “So what?” To be clear, it wasn’t her story I was dismissing, but the tenor of debate it perpetuated.

Here was another woman — a famous one, a mother, no less — telling a thoughtful story about all the good reasons she had an abortion.

~ Emily Shire, who is very, very concerned about the need to change current abortion laws, and isn’t convinced that sharing abortion stories like actress Jemima Kirke’s (pictured) will accomplish that, The Daily Beast, April 14

Pro-life vid of day: Pro-choicer arrested at Ohio State

by Hans Johnson

Created Equal has for the past two years taken its jumbotron to high school and college campuses, as well as to the March For Life, showing the grisly results of abortion. But as founder and executive director Mark Harrington told a reporter: “We believe it’s time to up our game. It’s time for the American people to actually see an abortion in progress.”

On Tuesday, actual abortion footage was shown at Ohio State University, and pro-choice reaction was mostly calm, except for one man singing a taunting nonsense song, saying, “kill your unborn.” But another, a 23-year-old intern, bullied his way through volunteers, attempting to unplug the monitor. He said to campus police: “I wanted to not see those images.” He was uncooperative, and when he sensed he was about to be arrested, he tried to flee.

Although Created Equal is not pressing charges, the man still faces charges for obstructing the investigation:

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[HT: Life Dynamics]


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Jill Stanek is a nurse turned speaker, columnist and blogger, a national figure in the effort to protect both preborn and postborn innocent human life.

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What the Media says »

by Kelli


Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “The church must be reminded that it is not the master or the servant of the state, but the conscience of the state.” Serving as the conscience of the people has been one of the primary functions of the church since its conception.

Scripturally, we are commanded to differentiate between right and wrong, good and bad, truth and error, light and darkness. We are to judge according to the truth, especially pastors.

Regarding moral issues that destroy lives and dishonor God, we are to judge (“call into question”) behaviors, choices, and lifestyles that lead people in a dangerous direction, especially if these issues are to become social policy and legally sanctioned.

~ Shane Idleman, digging deeper into the meaning of “Judge not” from Matthew 7:1, “Homosexuality, Abortion, Carnality: Who Are You to Judge?”, Charisma News, April 17

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