Entries for August, 2005

Baby beats 1:13,000,000,000 odds

Here’s a great story! Hat tip: Reader Alicia

Don’t miss….

I’ve been saving good articles and columns these past few days that I simply have not had time to post. But I don’t want them to slip by unnoticed. So here’s a wrap-up. “Think fetuses can’t feel pain? Try telling them that,” by Steve Calvin, MD, StarTribune.com, August 30 “Access to Abortion Pared at State […]

Fetal pain and logic

Yesterday, Tim posted thoughts by Justin Taylor on the JAMA fetal pain controversy. As you know, I also wrote of the fetal pain controversy in my WorldNetDaily.com column today. I have additional thoughts on John’s commentary, specifically on his following points: I have a hard time getting emotionally invested in the issue of fetal pain…. […]

New WND column, “Hush, little fetus”

My column today on WND.com, “Hush, little fetus,” skims through the evolution of fetal pain research. Back in the Ice Age of this sort of research, 1987, work was published in the New England Journal of Medicine , with 201 sources, by Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital corroborating that fetuses and preemies felt […]

I’m baaaack

Dear blog friends, I’m sorry to have been gone a few days. I was frustrated not to be able to blog! But we experienced a volume of family/personal needs: our daughter’s return to college; an unanticipated adverse medical diagnosis of a close family member; a personal computer rebellion; and a dastardly case of poison ivy! […]

NARAL’s new attack ad against Supreme nominee Roberts

NARAL has just released its new ad attacking Supreme Court nominee John Roberts. View it here. In particular, I love all the video clips and photos of happy families… with kids.

MSM editorial: “Blagojevich stands alone” on embryonic stem cell executive fiat

Today’s Daily Illini includes a strong editorial against IL Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s recent executive order that circumvented the IL General Assembly, forcing IL taxpayers to fund embyronic stem cell experimentation. When a polarized issue is brought to the legislative table twice without a conclusion, it’s takes some narcissism to make a call like this…. Blagojevich […]

Who is the endangerment?

People for the American Way not surprisingly announced yesterday it will oppose the nomination of John Roberts to the Supreme Court. PFAW says Roberts on the SC will “endanger much of the progress made by the nation in civil rights over the past half-century.” But the Committee for Justice reminds us to consider recent amicus […]

NRL: “Gullible treatment of trumped up ‘study’ on fetal pain issue should embarrass JAMA and some journalists”

This just out from National Right to Life, an informative rebuttal regarding the article “Fetal Pain: A Systematic Multidisciplinary Review of the Evidence,” published in the August 24 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association. See page 2.

New WND column, “Anti-lifers force pro-lifers to address bigger issue”

My column today on WND.com, “Anti-lifers force pro-lifers to address bigger issue,” is about the fact that the component of the pro-life movement that has shied away from the contraception issue may be forced to address it due to the controversy anti-lifers have stirred about the morning-after-pill. Groups opposing the MAP because it may stop […]

Who Is Jill Stanek?

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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chelsea-hillary-clinton-594by Kelli

On the one hand, the armchair thinking goes, having a grandchild may make the Iowa State Fair a less appealing place to spend the summer of 2015. Why beg donors for money at dozens of events a month when there’s a happy baby to spend time with in New York?

On the other hand, a grandchild could also heighten the pull of history for [Hillary] Clinton – the sense that she owes it to the daughters of future generations to walk the rest of the path toward becoming the most powerful woman in history….

Besides, in the vernacular of cable television, becoming a grandmother can only “humanize” Clinton, who has long been critiqued for her aloof demeanor and rigid personal discipline.

The Republican strategist Michael Goldfarb suggested the timing of the pregnancy was fortuitous for that reason, tweeting: “Just in time for HRC to have a baby on stage with her when she announces she’s running, right?”

The timing would seem to work out that way.

On Chelsea Clinton’s Facebook page, throngs of admirers noted the same hypothetical timeline. “I am sure your Mom will love having a grandchild running around the White House with her!” one wrote. Another imagined: “The first grandchild to be raised in the White house! Hillary giving the baby a bottle while giving a press conference. How wonderful!”

Still another posted a photo of an infant in a “Ready for Hillary” shirt.

~ Alexander Burns, noting some thoughts and reactions to Chelsea Clinton’s pregnancy announcement, Politico, April 17

[HT: Jill; photo via news.instyle.com]

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