Entries for June, 2005

Out-of-town notice

I will be out of town until July 5 and not blogging during this time. I will try to respond to emails at: jillstanek@comcast.net Thanks, Jill

LA Times: The constitutionality of Roe

The Los Angeles Times reported yesterday on a hearing held June 23 in the US Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution re: the constitutionality of Roe v. Wade. That these questions are being openly asked and debated in the US Senate is profound….

Embrace the life God offers

Dr. Frank forwarded this column, published in Canada’s Western Catholic Reporter, June 20. There is no Internet version available: Embrace the life God offers By Mark Pickup Sitting closer to the end of my life than its beginning, I find myself wishing I’d had more children. Deep into the sorrow and pain of progressive multiple […]

This ain’t your sweet little ole blue-haired neighbor’s pro-life club any more

The inference in this comment on Rich Miller’s blog… But now Stanek and her allies have given Madigan a reason to strike back at them. If Speaker Madigan makes life miserable for pro-life forces over the next few years (and I suspect he will) they have no one to blame for Madigan’s opposition to them […]

Miller’s blog mob

My, my. Rich Miller’s blog readers are easily antagonized. For their responses to my post yesterday about Michael Madigan (and my response to theirs), go here.

The Pro-Life Case for Rudy Giuliani for Prez

Interesting read on RedState.org. Meanwhile, NY Gov. George Pataki, who also has national aspirations, hasn’t indicated whether he’ll sign a pedophile thrill pill bill into law (making the morning after pill available over-the-counter, even to young girls) that the NY legislature approved earlier this week. Pataki’s reportedly feeling the pressure from both sides. It’s interesting […]

Twofer

Operation Rescue West reports that not one but two abortion mills owned by Tammy Sobieski are being closed. Sobieski’s WomanCare abortion clinic in West Palm Beach has been evicted, allegedly because she misrepresented her plans for the site to the owner. Poor Tammy. She must have been preoccupied trying to cover for her lies, because […]

Take Fox News poll

Fox News is currently conducting a poll that asks, “What constitutional amendment do we need most?” Banning abortion is one of the five options and is currently in first place at 36%. Go here to vote. Hat tip: Denise at Ohio Right to Life

Baby, baby

Britney Spears released a new single June 14, “Someday (I Will Understand),” a song she wrote to her prenatal baby. Baby upstages Britney in the music video, stealing every scene in which s/he appears inside Mom’s beautiful, 5-months-pregnant belly. Words to song on page 2.

Who loves you, baby?

Reuters reported today: The most-used Internet site, has shut down all its user-created Internet chat rooms amid concerns that adults were using the sites to try to have sex with minors…. The user-created chat rooms in question, where Internet users converse in real time, had names including “Girls 13 And Under For Older Guys” and […]

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mcallisterby Kelli

Rampell argues that if only poor people in America could get free birth control and more comprehensive sex education, have “easy access” to abortions in unregulated clinics, and receive more government-sponsored childcare by expanding the welfare state, then unwanted pregnancies would be a thing of the past and Americans would live happily ever after.

Oh, the joy of a liberal utopia.

Rampell doesn’t pause to consider other factors that have seriously contributed to the disparity between the rich and poor on out-of-wedlock births. Instead of looking at the issue in terms of personal choice regarding marriage and childbirth, as well as personal responsibility, and respecting all people as rational human beings capable of self-government, she concludes that a “trap” is being laid; someone must be doing something to these women or not enough for them. Neither is truly the case….

When it comes to finding solutions that will help low-income single mothers, we need to do more than just dish out contraceptives (which will be ineffective for those who are actually choosing to have babies out of wedlock), herd them into unregulated abortion clinics, give them “comprehensive” sex education that fails to factor in the spiritual and moral dimension of human beings, and then continue their dependence on government and the cycle of poverty by increasing welfare programs….

I can just hear the mockery now and the hysterical screams of “Don’t stigmatize my choice to have sex!” But no one is stigmatizing sex, let alone your choice to have it. What’s being stigmatized in our culture is marriage and the choice not to have sex….

[S]ome of us have a higher view of women — that they don’t have to be controlled by their base desires, by poverty, by fear, by dependency — all of which drive us to more constricted and unhappy lives.

We can do better. We have done better. And we can be better again.

~ D.C. McAllister (pictured), responding to Catherine Rampell’s assertion that “sex is for rich people” and that “a trap” is laid for poor people who want to have sex, The Federalist, October 21

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