Entries for September, 2010

NARAL’s scary sham ad and other desperate fear tactics

Pro-aborts are both afraid of and pleased by the large bloc of pure pro-life congressional candidates who have no rape/incest exception – 63 at last count. Pro-aborts are afraid because they know pro-life stalwarts like these won’t weaken, won’t compromise, if elected. Pro-aborts are pleased because they know a number of Americans have trouble with […]

American Life League and Rock for Life part ways amicably

I posted competing public statements in May. While American Life League wrote it had “temporarily suspended the operations of our Rock for Life project,” Rock for Life’s Jeff White and Erik Whittingham wrote on Facebook the 2 organizations “separated ways on Thursday, May 20th, 2010, ending an 11-1/2 year relationship.” I am aware that leaders […]

Lila Rose to be featured in CNN documentary October 2

Pro-life heroine Lila Rose will be featured on a CNN documentary Saturday night that will profile “young conservatives taking on ‘mainstream media.’” From CNN: Guerilla journalists, conservative agenda Armed with video cameras and a right-wing agenda, a new generation of conservative activists is taking on the mainstream media with what they say is old-school guerilla […]

Jivin J’s Life Links 9-30-10

by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat Alan at the Stand to Reason Place blog provides a helpful flow chart which groups defenses for abortion into 3 categories and lists how to respond to them using STR techniques. An AL man has been found guilty of killing his girlfriend and her unborn child:Timothy Stallworth of […]

Alan Grayson’s “Taliban” ad backfires

That’s not my headline, that’s Politico’s. To refresh (read my previous post here), here is an ad Democrat pro-abort FL 8th District Rep. Alan Grayson began running last week: And here was opponent Daniel Webster’s “submit to me” line in context:

Lunch Break: Cheerleader engulfed

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

How liberal bloggers are helping stop abortion

A September 29 Politico story identified liberal bloggers as the “professional left” President Obama, VP Joe Biden, White House chief-of-staff Rahm Emanuel, and WH spokesman Robert Gibbs have been complaining are kneecapping Obama and his agenda by their constant complaints. Politico linked to a September 27 post by liberal blogger Peter Daou entitled, “How a […]

Quote of the Day 9-30-10

Danco Laboratories, which markets RU-486 as Mifeprex, says more than 1.2 million U.S. women have used Mifeprex to terminate a pregnancy by blocking the hormone progesterone – needed to continue a pregnancy. After swallowing three Mifeprex pills in their healthcare provider’s office, women return two days later to take two tablets of misoprostol. ~

Jivin J’s Life Links 9-29-10

by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat Elementary students at a Catholic school in southern IL raised $800 for a local pregnancy network. The 3rd-graders raised the most so they got to lead a Walk for Life. Ross Douthat points out that abortion fits perfectly in one op-ed writers criteria for a moral evil that […]

Lunch Break: Bryce Daniel

To give us a break from the daily grind… The story of a mommy whose son was born with hydrocephalus: Email LauraLoo with your Lunch Break suggestions. [HT: Emily C.]

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Seventy-five. That’s how long I want to live: 75 years….

[L]iving too long… renders many of us, if not disabled, then faltering and declining, a state that may not be worse than death but is nonetheless deprived. It robs us of our creativity and ability to contribute to work, society, the world. It transforms how people experience us, relate to us, and, most important, remember us. We are no longer remembered as vibrant and engaged but as feeble, ineffectual, even pathetic….

My father illustrates the situation well. About a decade ago, just shy of his 77th birthday, he… had a heart attack, which led to a cardiac catheterization and ultimately a bypass. Since then, he has not been the same. Once the prototype of a hyperactive Emanuel, suddenly his walking, his talking, his humor got slower.

Today he can swim, read the newspaper, needle his kids on the phone, and still live with my mother in their own house. But everything seems sluggish. Although he didn’t die from the heart attack, no one would say he is living a vibrant life. When he discussed it with me, my father said, “I have slowed down tremendously. That is a fact. I no longer make rounds at the hospital or teach.” Despite this, he also said he was happy….

But parents also cast a big shadow for most children. Whether estranged, disengaged, or deeply loving, they set expectations, render judgments, impose their opinions, interfere, and are generally a looming presence for even adult children. This can be wonderful. It can be annoying. It can be destructive. But it is inescapable as long as the parent is alive. Examples abound in life and literature: Lear, the quintessential Jewish mother, the Tiger Mom. And while children can never fully escape this weight even after a parent dies, there is much less pressure to conform to parental expectations and demands after they are gone.

~ Obamacare architect, and brother of former Obama chief-of-staff Rahm, Ezekiel Emanuel, The Atlantic, September 17

[HT: Kelli; photo via The Atlantic]

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