Entries for August, 2009

Did you know the World Health Organization ranks The Pill as a Group I carcinogen?

by intern Anne Marie Perhaps the best-kept secret of modern medicine is the link between oral contraceptives and increased breast cancer risk. While combined oral contraceptives, better known as The Pill, rank as Group I carcinogens according to a 2005 report released by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (Preamble here), an arm of […]

Jivin J’s Life Links 8-31-09

by compares Senator Kennedy with his sister Eunice, who also recently passed away: What the siblings shared – in addition to the grace, rare among Kennedys, of a ripe old age and a peaceful death – was a passionate liberalism and an abiding Roman Catholic faith. These 2 commitments were intertwined: Ted Kennedy’s tireless efforts […]

Lunch Break: Prepare ye the way

Jill’s most recent worship song obsession, from Michael W. Smith’s latest cd,

Quote of the Day 8-31-09

No rational person can reasonably be expected to take seriously Catholic opposition to abortion when a champion of the Culture of Death, who repeatedly betrayed the Faith of his baptism, is lauded and extolled by priests and prelates in a Marian basilica. ~ C. J. Doyle, executive director of the Catholic Action League of MA, […]

Ted Kennedy’s letter to the Pope

I watched Senator Ted Kennedy’s burial service at Arlington National Cemetery on t.v. last night and was saddened when hearing the contents of his letter to Pope Benedict XVI. Nowhere in his letter did Kennedy profess a belief that Jesus Christ died to give him the free gift of eternal life. Instead Kennedy’s letter read […]

Sunday funnies

Many clever political cartoons related to our issues this week… by Henry Payne of Townhall.com…

Quote of the Day 8-30-09

No longer will you hear about violence in your land or desolation and destruction within your borders. You will call your walls Salvation and your gates Praise. The sun will no longer be your light during the day, nor will the brightness of the moon give you light, But the LORD will be your everlasting […]

Weekend question

I received this email: America is becoming very divided over abortion. Dialogue at message boards, etc., becomes very antagonistic and heated. I have always been fiercely pro-life, and I don’t hesitate in telling family members and friends who are pro-choice why their decision is WRONG….

Patriarch Bob Schindler has passed away

UPDATE, 12:05p:

Quote of the Day 8-29-09

My uterus is really flattered that everyone cares, but sorry, no occupants. Actress Anna Paquin, as quoted in US magazine, August 25 HT: Proofreader Laura Loo; photo via US]

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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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