Michael J. Fox hasn’t read Missouri’s Amendment Two?

Mjf From Michael J. Fox’s interview yesterday with George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s This Week:

Stephanopoulos: In the ad now running in Missouri, Jim Caviezel speaks in Aramaic. It means, "You betray me with a kiss." And his position, his point, is that actually even though down in Missouri they say the initiative is against cloning, it’s actually going to allow human cloning.

Fox: Well, I don’t think that’s true. You know, I campaigned for Claire McCaskill. And so I have to qualify it by saying I’m not qualified to speak on the page-to-page content of the initiative. Although, I am quite sure that I’ll agree with it in spirit, I don’t know, I— On full disclosure, I haven’t read it and that’s why I didn’t put myself up for it distinctly.

Fox doesn’t "think that’s true," although he hasn’t read the language of the amendment?  Fox was apparently on the t.v. show Spin City too long.  He’s been spun.

And yes he has put himself up for it distinctly.  When he stated in his McCaskill ad, "Senator Talent even wanted to criminalize the science that gives us a chance for hope," he was speaking about Talent’s opposition to human cloning, whether he understood what he was saying or not.

Jesse Jackson on embryonic stem cells

JjWith all these famous people entering into the embryonic stem cell debate, I thought it only fitting that Jesse Jackson insert himself into the melee. Here is a quote from an essay he wrote several years ago:

Anything growing is living. Therefore human life begins when the sperm and egg join and drop into the fallopian tube and the pulsation of life take place. From that point, life may be described differently (as an egg, embryo, fetus, baby, child, teenager, adult), but the essence is the same. The name has changed but the game remains the same.

Reponse to MJ Fox misinformation ad

The following ad is planned to play tonight during the World Series, although there are last minute details still being worked out. It features Jim Caviezel of "The Passion of Christ;" Cardinals pitcher Jeff Suppan, Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner, and Patricia Heaton of "Everybody Loves Raymond."

And no, Caviezel is not saying, "This is Jesus Christ, and I approve this message," at the beginning, as is being nefariously blogged (although that’s hilarious). According to the American Papist blog, Caviezel is speaking Aramaic: "L’bar nash b’nashak," which is "The son of man with a kiss." Continues American Papist:

He is quoting the Gospel of Luke (22:48) which reads:

[47] While he [Jesus] was still speaking, there came a crowd, and the man called Judas, one of the twelve, was leading them. He drew near to Jesus to kiss him; [48] but Jesus said to him, "Judas, would you betray the Son of man with a kiss?"

By quoting this passage, Caviezal is making the point that just as Judas betrayed Jesus through a symbolic kiss of "friendship," the people of Missouri are being misled from the truth about amendment 2 by the false claim that amendment 2 will save lives (instead of actually harming innocent lives).

Obama’s fundraising letter using the “so-called” partial birth abortion ban

obama3.jpgHow liberal is Barack Obama? His wife used the ban on partial birth abortion (sucking the brains out of half-delivered babies) as a scare tactic and fundraising ploy:





From: email-list@obamaforillinois.com
Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2004 7:41 AM
Subject: A Message from Michelle Obama
February 17, 2004
Dear Friends:
We have all been concerned lately with the rise of conservatism in this country, especially as it relates to women. You’ve read the alarming news about the Justice Department’s request for hospitals to turn over the private medical records of dozens of patients. This cynical ploy is designed to intimidate a group of physicians and force them to drop their lawsuit seeking to have the so-called partial birth abortion ban ruled unconstitutional.
The fact remains, with no provision to protect the health of the mother, this ban on a legitimate medical procedure is clearly unconstitutional and must be overturned. Attorney General Ashcroft and President Bush believe so zealously in their cause that the privacy rights of patients are under assault. They believe we have no federal right to privacy when it concerns our medical histories.
On March 16th, we have a chance to nominate a candidate who will be tireless in the fight to protect women. It isn’t simply about the right to choose, or privacy rights. It is about pay equity, about ending domestic violence, promoting health care around the world, and letting doctors decide treatment options, not federal judges.
It goes without saying that we must win back the U.S. Senate and hold our ground as a check against the right-wing executive branch. Illinois will be a key battleground and your vote is critical.
My husband has stood up for women time and again, and I am proud of his record. He understands that casting a vote on the floor of the Senate takes greater courage than issuing a position paper. Oftentimes, a well intentioned law is in fact a flawed law. That’s why it is critical we nominate someone who has faced these tough choices. That’s why nominating an experienced legislator is so important in this race. It takes courage to cast a vote.
Who among the Democrats running has a proven record? Who among the candidates running for the Senate in Illinois has stood up to the right wing politicians and voted against their agenda? Who can we count on to keep the Bush/Ashcroft team from appointing the Supreme Court Justice that will vote against Roe v. Wade?
Please join me in sending a message of unity and strength by attending the Women for Obama Luncheon on February 23rd at the Hyatt Regency. Lunch costs $150 and includes remarks from our friends the Reverend Willie Barrow and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky. To reserve your seat please call the campaign office headquarters at 312-427-6400 or log on to the Obama for Illinois Website.
I urge you to stand with me and support my husband at this event. You know the stakes have never been higher and we can’t depend on untested amateurs and administrators in this fight. Barack is a fighter and he will be a champion we can be proud of.
Thanks you so much for all of your support.
Signature: Michelle Obama

New Stanek WND column, “The power of suppression”

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“God gave his people lots of babies; soon their numbers alarmed their foes.” ~ Psalm 105:24
The movers and shakers within the Democrat Party and mainstream media have conceded they can no longer muster majorities for their candidates based on party affiliation.
When did they concede? When they unveiled the Mark Foley scandal.
While the Foley October Surprise was partially intended to persuade moderates to vote Democrat, it was more intended to dissuade conservatives from voting at all. This was evidenced by the instantaneously spun news stories forecasting our suppressed vote….
For pro-lifers, it comes down to this difference between parties: Last month 93 percent of Senate Republicans voted pro-life (for the Child Custody Protection Act), and 87 percent of Democrats voted pro-abortion (against CCPA).
That’s the real clear bottom line….
“Make the most of every opportunity,” said Paul in Colossians. If Republicans lose the House or Senate majority in November, it won’t be the end of the world.
But if so, it will likely be due to conservative apathy, as if liberals slipped Quaaludes into our drinks or siphoned gas from our cars – while we watched….

Continue reading my column today, “The Democrats’ vote-suppression scheme,” on WND.com.

Blobs of tissue inside and out?

The bad news is the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists will recommend that babies born alive before the gestational age of 22 weeks not be issued birth certificates, according to Britain’s Sunday Times yesterday, since doing so “causes unnecessary suffering to mothers who wanted an abortion.”
The good news is RCOG’s recommendation may provoke calls to “drop the limit for social abortions from 24 to 22 weeks,” said Dr Vincent Argent, medical director of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, also according to the Times. In Britain, those are illegal.
Hat tip: Rich Collier. Read full article on page 2.

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Fundraising success: abortion

fundraising success.jpgFundraising Success magazine has an intriguing photo on this month’s cover of a pretty, exuberant woman smiling at the sun. She is NARAL’s director of membership, Jennifer Donahue, with “pro-choice” tattooed or inked over the biceps muscle of her forearm. The cover photo’s caption reads, “Fearless Fundraising.”
I imagined the magazine’s editorial board determining how to portray NARAL. I could not have come up with any better spin, comparable to Vogue’s July photo of Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards surrounded by babies.cecile.jpg
Unsurprisingly, only once in the 2,736 word accompanying article is the word “abortion” mentioned, and that was when reciting NARAL’s mission statement.
An interesting point is NARAL’s membership has increased from 70k in 2000 to 260k today, which is still only .086% of the population. Another interesting point is NARAL’s portrayal of us as “opponents [with] deep pockets.” Ha.
For those interested in fundraising, NARAL’s techniques – integrated use of direct mail, email, and telemarketing to tiered groups of givers – are impressive. I receive their email updates, and they are also well-done.