Entries for November, 2009

New York magazine asks, “Just how pro-choice is America?” and answers, “Not so much”

I’m surprised this piece yesterday in New York magazine, calling it a “[t]hought-provoking piece.” It’s no-spin depressing for the other side, actually. The article is long but a good read. And, with a reminder that this was written by a pro-abort, it makes quite the convincing case for incrementalism. Stay strong, pro-lifers, we’re winning. Here […]

American Life League’s Katie Walker surmounts MSNBC’s anti-life bias

MSNBC’s Morning Meeting today to discuss the topic of public funded abortion in socialized healthcare. Host Dylan Ratigan had the nerve to accuse pro-lifers of interjecting our ideology into the healthcare debate, which is exactly backward. The man had obviously done no research on the topic, merely bleating pro-abort spin that pro-lifers are attempting to […]

“Fact” checker Media Matters doesn’t even know what a Partial Birth Abortion is

The ironies are layered and rich. Here was the “Quick Fact” headline in the “Research” section of supposed media watchdog, the liberal

Jivin J’s Life Links 11-30-09

by CDC has released its 2006 abortion statistics compiled from state health departments, but missing a couple of states including CA: Results: For 2006, a total of 846,181 abortions were reported to CDC. Among the 46 areas that provided data consistently during 1996–2006, a total of 835,134 abortions (98.7% of the total) were reported; the […]

Quote of the Day 11-30-09

The stories they’ve told me, with tears dripping from their faces, are agonizing. The enemy is out to steal, kill and destroy, and he is doing it through abortion…. A lot of girls need people to step in and say, ‘We will love you. We will be Jesus’ hands and feet. We will help you […]

Lunch Break: 2 year old singing Taylor Swift song

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

Bethany meets Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee

November 23 was a star-studded day for our talented and generous moderator Bethany, who met both Mike Huckabee! Both were at the same Birmingham mall for book signings, and Bethany was able to give both portraits she had sketched herself. About Palin Bethany blogged: When I got in the signing area, it was so exciting […]

Obama supporters are so Zen

I’m going through pictures I took this year while putting together a 2010 family calendar and came upon the following, taken in San Diego this spring. The bumper stickers are thematically connected, I think. I posted this awhile back but as Obama’s White House tenure marches it, the “Zenness” of his followers becomes ever more […]

New Stanek poll: When do you think healthcare legislation will pass, if ever?

Fox News’ Shepard Smith asked a good poll question the other day, which I’m repeating. Vote on the lower right side of the home page…. When do you think healthcare legislation will pass? Re: my last poll, almost half thought the US should send more troops to Afghanistan to fight our war against Islamic terrorism, […]

Sunday funnies 11-29-09

Ok, friends, as the Thanksgiving holiday draws to a close, it’s time to reorient ourselves to the healthcare debate. To help get your blood boiling, here’s a particularly nasty political cartoon from the other side… by Lalo Alcaraz at GoComics.com…

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by Kelli

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Ryan identifies as Catholic and previously described himself as pro-life. He has supported several pieces of anti-abortion legislation during his time in Congress — including restrictions on minors seeking abortions, a ban on embryonic stem cell research, and a ban on so-called “partial birth” abortions.

But, according to his new op-ed, Ryan has since “come to believe that we must trust women and families — not politicians — to make the best decision for their lives.”

The congressman says he has listened to women across the country talk about their personal experiences with abortion. Some told him they became pregnant from abusive relationships or from sexual assaults. Others said they couldn’t afford to have another child.

Ryan heard from women who developed serious health issues during their pregnancies, and from underage girls are were afraid their parents would kick them out for getting pregnant.

“These women gave me a better understanding of how complex and difficult certain situations can become. And while there are people of good conscience on both sides of this argument, one thing has become abundantly clear to me: the heavy hand of government must not make this decision for women and families,” Ryan writes. “No federal or state law banning abortion can honestly and fairly take into account the various circumstances that make each decision unique.”…

Ryan’s change of heart may signal a potential path forward for reproductive rights supporters eager to shift the political landscape around abortion, which has remained largely unchanged for the past several decades.

~ Tara Culp-Ressler, writing on Rep. Tim Ryan’s (D-OH; pictured) gradual “evolution” from pro-life to pro-choice, Think Progress, January 28

[Photo via nymag.com]

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