Entries for December, 2005

The first nonparent to recognize Jesus as Messiah was a fetus

Queston: Who was the first person besides Jesus’ parents, Joseph and Mary, to recognize Jesus as Messiah? Answer: John the Baptist, when he was a fetus and Jesus was but an embryo. The Gospel of Luke tells of a fasincating incident that occurred when John the Baptist was a 6-month-old fetus. John’s Aunt Mary came […]

ISMS opposes pharmacies dispensing emergency contraceptives without prescription

As a perennial Top Five PAC contributor to political campaigns, the Illinois State Medical Society is one of the most influential lobbying groups in the state. ISMS’s 2006 candidate questionnaire includes its position against pharmacists dispensing the morning after pill without a prescription. To read the question in its entirety, see page 2. ISMS’s position […]

Blagojevich outrageously advocates shielding pedophiles and rapists

Yesterday, Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s spokeswoman Abby Ottenhoff defended his position against a parental notification law by outrageously advocating that victims be kept trapped and silenced from receiving legal help. According to NBC5.com, “[Ottenhoff] said the governor does not support such a notification law because he believes minors who become pregnant after they were raped by […]

Big guns, deep pockets

The new Gidwitz-Rauschenberger alliance increases conservative gubernatorial odds to win in both the primary (even if both Brady and Oberweis stay in) and the general. Social conservatives now have fewer to choose between in March. They will never vote for pro-gay, pro-abortion Gidwitz, no matter with whom he teams. At any rate, Rausch – according […]

On RadioInsideScoop.com tonight

I will be on Mark Levine’s RadioInsideScoop.com at 6:00 p.m. tonight discussing the over-the-counter status of Plan B, the morning-after pill. Other guest will be Dr. Susan Wood, who resigned from her post as Director of the FDA’s Office of Women’s Health to protest the FDA’s “politicization” of Plan B. In addition to radio stations […]

On WYLL today

I’ll be on Scott Thomas’ show today on WYLL-AM from 4p-5p CST to discuss pro-life issues. The show can be heard via the Internet.

JBT lost the election on November 29

Cross posted on Illinoize. The ILGOP thought Judy Baar Topinka’s entrance into the gubernatorial primary would “dramatically recast” the GOP’s prospects for recapturing the mansion. But the ILGOP apparently did not consider that abortion proponents would oppose JBT in the general, thereby sealing the deal for Blagojevich. Carole Marin agreed with that potential, saying Blagojevich’s […]

Schock veers left II

Have just received word Rep. Schock agreed to co-sponsor HB4156 and HB4157. Thanks very much.

Shock: Schock veers left

Wow, that was fast. It was only a year ago that Aaron Schock was the homeschooled wunderkind of the conservative movement. But I have become suspicious in recent months that the ILGOP establishment has been bottle-feeding the boy combine kool-aid when he rebuffed six (count ‘em six – 9/22, 9/23, 10/24, 11/14, 11/16, 11/21) phone […]

  
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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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