Entries for February, 2006

Pro-life inconsistency?

An Illinois pro-life organization has rated candidates beginning like this: 1 = Fully pro-life1# = Rape and incest exception2 = Not in full support of all pro-life issues If 1 + # = 1 and not 2, this group is saying someone can hold rape and incest exceptions and be “fully pro-life.” Do you think […]

Will China’s one-child policy result not only in the deaths of its females but the death of us all?

The February 13-19 Washington Times National Weekly Edition reported: A new Pentagon strategy report… bluntly states that China is the greatest potential challenge to the U.S. military and is rapidly building up its military…. The Pentagon report… notes that Beijing is investing heavily in military force, “particularly in its strategic arsenal and capabilities designed to […]

A new opportunity for pregnancy care centers and hospice programs

Many if not most babies aborted late-term in hospitals and abortion mills have birth defects. They are aborted because they have Down syndrome, spina bifida, anacephaly, etc. Abortionist George Tiller and others make this sort of abortion into a specialty. The other side is clear on why most late-term babies are aborted, as LifeNews.com reported […]

Mark Steyn on Australia’s missing wee bairns

This was in yesterday’s The Australian. Article reprinted in entirety on page 2 with an editorial comment. WARNING: parental discretion advised. Hat tip: Reader Mike Perry

Censored Truth billboard coming soon to PA Turnpike

Demonstrating creative tenacity, Pennsylvania’s Face the Truth America (warning: aborted baby photo on home page of FTTA) did not quit when Trone Outdoor Advertising rejected its billboard ad concept, a live baby photo next to an aborted baby photo with the caption, “YOUR CHOICE.” The group resubmitted the ad layout with a “CENSORED” bar across […]

New WND column: “Barbequed sacred cows”

Chicago is no longer my kind of town. It’s a liberal Democrat kind of town. It’s a town with a gay and lesbian center – funded by taxpayers. It’s a town that aborts over 20,000 of its residents a year. It’s Jesse Jackson’s home town. It’s a town where Republicans meet in catacombs. It’s a […]

Fetus eating abortionist story regurgitated

WorldNetDaily.com reports today on a bill introduced in the Kansas legislature calling for unannounced inspections of all state out-patient clinics. Two bills similar to HB2829 were presented in the past and subsequently shot down by pro-abortion Gov. Kathleen Sebelius. This most recent attempt is in large part due to revelations last year of “[s]hockingly unsanitary […]

IL remains Wild West of human cloning thanks to hold-up by Democrat House Leaders

Three public policy organizations (Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity, Concerned Women for America of IL, and Eagle Forum of IL) held a press conference yesterday in Chicago to spotlight last week’s unilateral hold-up by state Rep. William Delgado of HB4156, which would halt taxpayer funding of human cloning in IL and regulate documented gross […]

The Herald News reverses position on pro-life ads

Regarding the Herald News’ rejection of Right to Life of Will County’s pro-life ads three weeks ago, Steve Vanisko of Joliet’s Herald News copied me on the following email he wrote to ABC yesterday: After re-examining the ads that were submitted by Will County Right To Life, The Herald News has decided that the ads […]

Not too graphic for Fox News

Yesterday CNS News picked up on my blog post about The Herald News refusing to run Right to Life of Will County’s ads featuring ultrasound pictures. The paper stated the ads were “too graphic.” Last night Fox News’ Special Report with Brit Hume picked up the story, and Fox News is still covering the story […]

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Seventy-five. That’s how long I want to live: 75 years….

[L]iving too long… renders many of us, if not disabled, then faltering and declining, a state that may not be worse than death but is nonetheless deprived. It robs us of our creativity and ability to contribute to work, society, the world. It transforms how people experience us, relate to us, and, most important, remember us. We are no longer remembered as vibrant and engaged but as feeble, ineffectual, even pathetic….

My father illustrates the situation well. About a decade ago, just shy of his 77th birthday, he… had a heart attack, which led to a cardiac catheterization and ultimately a bypass. Since then, he has not been the same. Once the prototype of a hyperactive Emanuel, suddenly his walking, his talking, his humor got slower.

Today he can swim, read the newspaper, needle his kids on the phone, and still live with my mother in their own house. But everything seems sluggish. Although he didn’t die from the heart attack, no one would say he is living a vibrant life. When he discussed it with me, my father said, “I have slowed down tremendously. That is a fact. I no longer make rounds at the hospital or teach.” Despite this, he also said he was happy….

But parents also cast a big shadow for most children. Whether estranged, disengaged, or deeply loving, they set expectations, render judgments, impose their opinions, interfere, and are generally a looming presence for even adult children. This can be wonderful. It can be annoying. It can be destructive. But it is inescapable as long as the parent is alive. Examples abound in life and literature: Lear, the quintessential Jewish mother, the Tiger Mom. And while children can never fully escape this weight even after a parent dies, there is much less pressure to conform to parental expectations and demands after they are gone.

~ Obamacare architect, and brother of former Obama chief-of-staff Rahm, Ezekiel Emanuel, The Atlantic, September 17

[HT: Kelli; photo via The Atlantic]

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