Entries for July, 2005

Weekend question

What do you think of US Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist’s July 29 public statement in support of embryonic stem cell research in light of the fact he considers himself pro-life?

Frist twist

I am disappointed in Senator Bill Frist, to say the least. His announced position in favor of embryonic stem cell research today is not only unethical but nonsensical: I am pro-life. I believe human life begins at conception. It is at this moment that the organism is complete — yes, immature — but complete. An […]

CWA and AAPLOG blast FDA re: RU-486

Concerned Women for America included this in a press release today: “Last week’s FDA announcement on RU-486 mentioned the deaths linked to RU-486, but neglected to release information about near-fatal adverse events,” said [Wendy] Wright [CWA’s senior policy director]. Under the Freedom of Information Act , CWA received public documents listing over 600 adverse events. […]

Follow the death dots

Reported The Guardian on July 26: Suicide is the main cause of death among young adults in China, the state media said yesterday in a report that highlights the growing pressures to succeed in love, work and education in one of the world’s fastest changing societies. Referring a recent survey by the health ministry, the […]

Roberts as 4th Supreme Catholic would make all-time high… So what?

Reports Newsmax.com today: If John Roberts is confirmed, he will be the fourth Roman Catholic on the Supreme Court, an all-time high that is focusing attention on how faith might influence law on the high court…. Two of the Catholics on the current court – Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas – are abortion foes. Scalia, […]

AG Roberts: Roe v. Wade is not “settled law”

From a July 26 Associated Press story: [Attorney General Alberto] Gonzales also said that if [Judge John] Roberts were confirmed, he would not be bound by his past statement that the 1973 decision legalizing abortion is settled law. Roberts testified before Congress in 2003 that he considers the Roe v. Wade decision “settled law.” At […]

Columns on Roberts

Ann Coulter began her column yesterday by pulling quotes of praise and scorn on a recent Supreme Court nominee one wouldn’t expect to underpin her point: Just who is John Roberts? David Limbaugh says to let John Roberts answer the questions: “I may be going against the conservative grain here, but I am not as […]

New WND column, “The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s death oath”

My column yesterday on WND.com, “The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s death oath,” drew attention to the JDRF’s exploitation of sick children for funding and loyalty oath children are forced to sign to “embrace” embryonic stem cell research or shut up about it.

NOW’s fraudulent abortion poster women

The National Organization for Women recently posted an Emergency Alert with the headline, “Bush Picks Anti-Roe Nominee… Women’s Lives on the Line.” In the alert, NOW included the photos of four women it said “are the faces of women who died because they could not obtain safe and legal abortions,” below, the obvious inference being […]

The real Nazis

From yesterday’s BellevilleNewsDemocrat.com: (Belleville is in southern Illinois, a Democrat-stronghold, i.e., Durbin territory.)

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by Kelli

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To be clear, some crisis pregnancy centers can be shady. They have been known to misleadingly portray themselves as full-service women’s health clinics, or to obscure religious affiliations. They may offer discredited info on things like “the link between abortion and depression,” or engage in what some describe as bullying or pressuring women into carrying pregnancies to term.

But the state really shouldn’t be in the business of deciding what completely non-criminal information a private operation may make available. And many businesses and non-profits have owners with religious beliefs that they don’t necessarily broadcast. In other words, you may condemn these pregnancy centers’ tactics or views, but they’re not de facto doing anything illegal. What’s more, they may doing some good: Despite not offering contraception or abortion advice, the centers do offer things like free pregnancy tests, screenings for sexually transmitted infections, ultrasounds, and baby clothes.

If particular centers are engaging in deceptive or fraudulent practices, then by all means, go after them for that. But the point should be making them be honest about what they are, not trying to turn them into something they’re not.

~ Pro-choicer Elizabeth Nolan Brown (pictured), voicing her objections to California’s Reproductive FACT Act, which “would require pregnancy centers to post notices saying that reproductive health services, including abortion, are available to pregnant women in the state,” Reason.com, May 27

[Photo via reason.com]

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