Entries for July, 2009

(Prolifer)ations 7-23-09

by intern Anne Marie D. Spotlighting important information gleaned from other pro-life blogs…

Lunch Break: To a child, love is spelled “t-i-m-e”

To give us a break from the daily grind… Email Bethany with your Lunch Break suggestions!

Quote of the Day, July 23, 2009

In government health care reform debates, abortion coverage is the third rail. Should some abortion be implicitly, if not explicitly, covered? Should Congress promote the use of contraception? And if abortion were covered, would Barack Obama’s mother have had one? ~ Ben Buchwalter, as quoted by Mother Jones, July 22.

Georgetown U’s pro-abortion women’s law fellowship program

When last we left Georgetown University, a Catholic institution, it was Outreach, a newsletter published by Georgetown’s Women’s Law & Public Policy Fellowship Program, features interesting “highlights” of 19 fellows. First, the mission of the program, from the newsletter…

Pro-life Dem Stupak: “It would be easier to fit a camel through the eye of a needle than to pass this bill.”

The Dem din is growing louder on the topic of abortion. Some good quotes in this

Has Obama lost his cool?

It’s been awhile since I went off topic, but this one’s fun. Brett Breitbart made an intriguing comment last night on Hannity. He said Obama began losing his cool cat appeal with the American people after his latest teleprompter malfunction and goofy reaction. Strike 1… Strikes 2 and 3 followed in quick succession when Obama […]

Landmark lawsuit filed: pro-life nurse forced to assist with late-term abortion

On May 24, 2009, pro-life operating room RN Cathy DeCarlo was on call at Michael Silverstein (pictured right) called the OR to schedule an “emergency” abortion of a 22-week pre-eclamptic patient. The patient was not on magnesium sulfate, her blood pressures were not in high risk range, and Silverstein even charted her as “Category II,” […]

Jivin J’s Life Links 7-22-09

by CBS, “rather than wad(ing) into” the issue of whether health care reform legislation will include forcing insurance companies to cover abortion, he’ll just not answer the question (

Lunch Break: Potty talk

To give us a break from the daily grind… Email Bethany with your Lunch Break suggestions! [HT: Adam J.]

Walter Cronkite, the media’s original abortion advocate

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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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