Entries for December, 2009

Stanek’s 10 most commented posts in 2009

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Lunch Break: From service dog to “surf-ace” dog

To give us a break from the daily grind… Email Bethany with your Lunch Break suggestions. [hat tip: Susan A.]

Stanek’s 10 most read blog posts in 2009

UPDATE, 10:15a: To clarify, these were the most read posts in 2009, not necessarily from 2009 – one of the surprises. 6:44a: I’ve never done a year-end post ranking. While many of the most popular posts weren’t surprising, some were. One was downright weird. Thanks to moderator Chris for scouring for Google Analytics for stats. […]

Rush Limbaugh hospitalized with chest pain

UPDATE, 1/2/10, 10:18a: Good, Associated Press, today…

(Prolifer)ations 12-30-09

by Kelli Spotlighting important information gleaned from other pro-life blogs… Parenting Freedom reports the

Jivin J’s Life Links 12-30-09

by Colorado Spring Independent is reporting that Focus on the Family may be planning to have a pro-life ad during the Super Bowl. The ad would supposedly feature Pam Tebow, the mother of Florida Gators’ quarterback and former Heisman winner Tim Tebow: The Focus ad supposedly features the story of University of Florida quarterback Tim […]

Lunch Break: Palin, Shatner mock each other on tonight show

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

Vote! Personhood USA vies to win NARAL’s Hall of Shame Award

I know the feeling. Winning Keith Olbermann’s “Worst Person in the World” award earlier this year was one of the coolest things that has ever happened to me in my capacity as pro-life activist. So when earlier this week Personhood USA was proud to make NARAL’s “Shame” short list. Now the group is go vote […]

Jewish leaders launch anti-abortion campaign; “Our enemies are multiplying”

Next week’s Torah reading will begin the book of Exodus. In conjunction with the treasured story in Efrat estimates 50k Israeli children are killed by abortion annually, 30k of which are illegal. The rabbis say this plays into the enemy’s hands, according to the

Quote of the Day 12-30-09

When the president publically states that he is ‘pro choice’ he is in essence ‘pro death’ condoning, facilitating and giving his blessing for the mass murder of the children of North America. When life itself is disregarded from the onset all politics fall apart…. Again, life is sacred. Abortion cannot be disguised as a choice; […]

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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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