Entries for April, 2008

Anti-abstinence bigotry

Hello from DC again. I had just returned home from a weeklong business/pleasure trip when I got a call 2 days ago to replace a cancelled speaker at a pro-life event, and here I am again, happily. Get to visit my daughter Daena as well as connect with pro-life policy friends. So I’ll be blogging […]

Murderer of twins cannot be charged with murder

Last week

Egan vs. Giuliani

Robert Novak wrote in his

“We reject abortion because we are left-wing”

Well, here is an interesting view, an op ed written by the SAIn Political Party (Internationalist Self-Management and Solidarity) in Spain, as quoted from

Pills or dinner?

“Pills or dinner?” was the subject heading of Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards’ email alert yesterday. The premise is ridiculous: that due to rising prices of artificial female steroids, i.e., birth control pills, college nyphomaniacs are being forced to choose between illicit sex and eating. Here’s what happened. Legislators passed the Deficit Reduction Act of […]

South Dakota abortion ban redux

I commend SD pro-lifers for their diligence. In 2006 they introduced a referendum outlawing all abortions except to save a mother’s life. It lost 56-44%. Exit polls showed it would have won had it included exceptions. (As an aside, it was during this time Oglala Sioux president Cecelia Fire Thunder infamously threatened to open a […]

(Prolifer)ations 4/28/08

by Jivin J Peter Augustine Lawler reviews Robert George and Christopher Tollefsen’s Embryo in the City Journal. Indian Prime Minister calls his nation’s practice of sex-selection abortions “a national shame”: No nation, no society, no community can hold its head high and claim to be part of the civilised world if it condones the practice […]

Pro-life presence at NAACP dinner

All eyes were on keynote speaker Rev. Jeremiah Wright last night at the NAACP Detroit chapter’s 53rd annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner. But pro-lifers gave the whopping crowd of 10,000 entering the event something else to focus on: abortion and black genocide….

Father hides daughter in cellar dungeon 24 years; fathers 7 children

This is a horrifying story from Austria. It is not directly tied to the pro-life issue but is so shocking I must blog on it. Reported the MonstersandCritics.com]

Robert Downey, Jr., and other converts to conservatism

Robert Downey, Jr., in an April 20 Iron Man, said: I have a really interesting political point of view, and it’s not always something I say too loud at dinner tables here, but you can’t go from a $2,000-a-night suite at La Mirage to a penitentiary and really understand it and come out a liberal. […]

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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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by Kelli

TakeCareDownThereA persistent stigma surrounding abortion ensures that the people who provide these services continue to be construed as morally corrupt.

Just like the original version of HB 305 would have banned abortion clinic employees from providing any type of services in public schools, some states have taken this idea to an extreme. Last year, Kansas attempted to ban abortion providers from schools altogether in a sweeping provision that could have prevented parents who work at Planned Parenthood from volunteering to chaperone their kids’ field trips.

That measure didn’t pass, but the attitude remains — people who support abortion shouldn’t be allowed around kids. Other types of professions aren’t singled out in this way in proposed laws.

~ Tara Culp-Ressler, ThinkProgress.org, April 14

[Note: The author describes HB 305, "spearheaded by Rep. Frank Hoffmann (R)", as "intend[ing] to prohibit abortion providers from disseminating materials in publicly funded schools. The original version of the bill would have prevented employees at groups like Planned Parenthood from providing any type of instruction to students whatsoever — but Hoffman ended up amending the legislation to narrow the scope, banning abortion providers from instructing students about topics related to ‘human sexuality or family planning.’” For an example of some of Planned Parenthood’s finest student info on sexuality, see this info on Take Care Down There.]

[Planned Parenthood's "Take Care Down There" graphic via digitaljournal.com]

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