Entries for December, 2008

Tripp

Bristol Palin, 18-year-old daughter of AK Gov. and former VP candidate Sarah Palin, gave birth to a son December 28. Weighing in at 7-7, Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston was born at 5:30a. Father is fiancé Levi Johnston.

Caroline Kennedy, you know?

Caroline Kennedy’s run for NY senator has surprised me on a few counts. 1. I’m surprised Caroline decided to run in the first place. This would seem to go against her lifelong very private grain. In this regard, for all of her 51 years, she has behaved like her mother, not her father. Her sudden […]

Poem, “over population”

I received this population poem yesterday via email: the world is overpopulated sometimes people make mistakes sometimes people die to make the total population healthier sometimes when a woman decides that the man she chose was a wrong choice giving that person a child would be a travesty of life sometimes those people are children […]

“Recovering Evangelical”: Life is about more than abortion

Chris La Tondresse, founder of

Long weekend question

Merry Christmas!

Several years ago I wrote Townhall.com discusses the same topic from a different angle with additional excellent observations… A Christmas view of abortion “The Bible says nothing directly about abortion.” Have you ever heard this claim before? I know I have. And the uncomfortable truth is that, in a certain sense, it’s accurate. The deliberate […]

Christmas lights

Yesterday we had a winter storm, today it’s raining on the snow. It’s Chicago. Need I say more? I’ve been up awhile, cooking in the kitchen. Gotta go back to work, and then we’re going to my Mom’s house later this afternoon. Tomorrow my sons and families will join Rich, Daena (who flew in Friday […]

Priest says no to U.S. bishops’ postcard FOCA fight

Most of us have spiritual hot buttons. One of mine is guarding against usurping pastoral authority. I’ve been through a couple of church splits in my life and am critical of bad apples complaining publicly about pastors/leaders and stirring ill will. For that reason alone, never mind thwarting a pro-life endeavor, I just can’t fathom […]

Thou Protesteth Too Much award

UPDATE, 1p: Reader kbhvac has submitted the following for consideration for the Thou Protesteth Too Much award: _______________ Media Research Center has its award; I’m launching my own, the Thou Protesteth Too Much award. This year’s winner, hands down, is IL Gov. Rod Blagojevich: “Ok. Thank you very much. I’m here to tell you right […]

MSM quotes of the year

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abortionposterby Kelli

Abortion is a normal thing that women do, and we should stop asking women to sit in silence when the topic comes up….

I don’t feel very brave when I talk about my abortion. I feel small and scared.

But I don’t like staying silent out of fear. I don’t think that’s how anyone has ever gone about winning civil rights. And we have a lot of work to do.

So let’s talk about our abortions. Everyone who is able to, everyone who is ready–let’s speak out. Let’s treat them the way we’d treat, say, a root canal.

Our health care system walls reproductive care off into its own domain: treating birth control differently than other prescriptions, insisting that women obtain abortion care at special clinics rather than undergoing this simple outpatient surgery at the gynecologist’s office.

Let’s push back by treating it like it’s just another extremely common medical procedure.

And whether or not we disclose our abortions, whether or not we’ve even had them, let’s talk as though having an abortion is a perfectly okay option to consider when you’re very unhappy about being pregnant. Let’s act like women have a choice.

Let’s tell our friends that there is nothing wrong with ending an unwanted, life-disrupting, economically catastrophic pregnancy, and let’s listen to what they say and support them in whatever decisions they make….

Let’s get to the point where telling abortion stories at a party is just as common as telling birth stories. As long as we stay silent, it’s a right that can be taken away from us.

~ Sarah Grey, discussing her abortion and its effect on her, SocialistWorker.org, July 23

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