Jivin J's Life Links 1-15-10

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  • I want to believe some pro-choice bloggers when they claim they think all reproductive choices are equal, and they don't have a problem with women choosing to give birth, but then you get reactions like this and this to the cover of In Touch magazine featuring Sarah and Bristol Palin (along with their children) with the headline: "We're glad we choose life."
  • World magazine's most recent issue entitled "Pro-Baby" features a number of articles relating to pro-life issues....
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  • The New York Daily News has an article on former Congressman and possible Senate candidate Harold Ford Jr.'s changing abortion position:
  • "To say that I'm pro-life is just wrong," Ford said this week. "I am personally pro-choice and legislatively pro-choice."....

    Ford repeatedly called himself "pro-life" during his failed bid for the Senate in 2006. "I'm pro-life, too," he declared in a debate that year, echoing his Republican opponent.

  • At the National Post, Lorne Gunter explains how the politicization of science has effected how people look at recent research showing women who had an abortion had an 40% increased risk of getting breast cancer.

  • Comments:

    The Salon article regarding the Palin story is very telling.

    The author states, "And so the Palin women are glad they had their babies. There's also plenty of evidence women who've had abortions aren't too sad about it either."

    The article then links to the APA website, which states, "Elective abortion is a difficult decision for most women. Symptoms of sadness, grief and feelings of loss are common. But there is no evidence that abortion itself is the cause"

    So, according to Salon, the Palins choose life and are GLAD they did, and women who choose abortion experience sadness, grief, and feelings of loss....but of course they are "not too sad about it".

    Sounds like they are admitting more than they realize.

    Posted by: Rachel at January 15, 2010 5:28 PM


    The whole point here is that the Palin women had the "choice" to have the children - something the "anti-aborts" would deny to American women. And Bristol is going to be pure until she gets married. ROFLMAO!!!!!!

    Posted by: Artemist at January 15, 2010 5:36 PM


    So, Artemist, if you think insurance fraud is wrong, and you refuse to commit insurance fraud, are you then a hypocrite if you wish to deny others the "right" to commit insurance fraud?

    Posted by: bmmg39 at January 15, 2010 7:05 PM


    Wow, so from Ford's own mouth comes the admission that being pro-choice is anti-life. Those pro-aborts just can't keep their lingo straight.

    Posted by: Jennifer at January 15, 2010 7:41 PM


    Artemist,

    You haven't answered my response to your posts on other threads. Are you simply trolling or have you realized that you have no good answers?

    Posted by: psalm at January 15, 2010 7:57 PM


    Thank you for this blog! I will be out there tomorrow morning with my pro life sign, prayers, and offers of help to those mothers!

    Posted by: Andi at January 15, 2010 8:36 PM


    Jill,

    I also thank you for this blog. You are doing good work.

    Dave (a pro-life hospice RN)

    Posted by: psalm at January 15, 2010 8:44 PM


    Wow, so from Ford's own mouth comes the admission that being pro-choice is anti-life. Those pro-aborts just can't keep their lingo straight.

    Posted by: Jennifer at January 15, 2010 7:41 PM
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    I couldn't agree more Jennifer. When a person doesn't have convictions, character or integrity but is willing to change his position to suit public opinion (much like a chameleon) it's got to be tough trying to remember what you stand for on any given day.

    As a matter of fact, I think this guy looks a little bit like a lizard :)

    Posted by: Ed at January 15, 2010 9:45 PM


    Posted by: bmmg39 at January 15, 2010 7:05 PM

    Excuse Me? You're really going to have to be a tad less obtuse here because I haven't a clue as to what you are referring. Insurance fraud?

    Posted by: Artemis at January 16, 2010 7:02 AM


    Posted by: Artemis at January 16, 2010 7:02 AM

    ...'because I haven't a clue..."

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    Artemissed (again)

    Well, that is a relief.

    I was cocerned you be disengenuine at best or deceitfully deceptive at the worst or perhaps both.

    yor bro ken

    Posted by: kbhvac at January 16, 2010 7:48 AM


    kbhvac at January 16, 2010 7:48 AM

    "I was cocerned you be disengenuine..." - a little spellcheck and syntax work needed here. "Disengenuine" doesn't seem to be a word. Try "disingenuous."

    Posted by: Artemis at January 16, 2010 9:21 AM


    Posted by: Artemis at January 16, 2010 9:21 AM

    I could claim that it was 'artfullymissed', a little creative 'wordsmithing'.

    Or that I fatfingered a key.

    But alas I relied on my on mind for the spelling, but it was close enough to the mark that YOU got the point.

    I at least had a 'clue' about the word for which I was grasping.

    Syn tax.

    Is that the tax that libs put on tobacco, liquor and sexxx?

    Or is that the offerrings that used to be contributed to the church hierarchy for 'dispensations'?

    I could claim it was my muffed attempt at the 'negro dialect'.

    Being 'light skinned' does have it's inherrent disadvantages.

    I have an equally horrible sense of rhythm.

    yor bro ken

    Posted by: kbhvac at January 16, 2010 10:18 AM


    B.O. administration staffer attempted to 'save his god' from being used and misperceived as a shallow lightweight who would stoop to self promotion on YouTube.

    "This is President Barack Obama. I'm just calling to congratulate you on an extraordinary victory – a victory for the people of Houston as well as for yourself. I think you're going to be just a great mayor, so hopefully we'll get a chance to see each other soon, or talk. But I want to let you know that we're watching and very proud. Bye-bye."

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkeU6EdWQ5s&feature=player_embedded

    In an interview Tuesday with Michelangelo Signorile's Sirius/XM radio show, Parker said the message gave her a "very cool souvenir."

    However, Parker said the White House reprimanded her after the voicemail message was posted on YouTube.

    She explained, "I got a curt call from someone in the White House wanting to know how the president's voicemail got up on YouTube."

    Parker said she told the White House official, "I have no earthly idea how it got up on YouTube. It's not something I would know how to do."

    He purportedly replied, "Well, when the president leaves a private communication it should stay private."

    Parker responded, "Then he [B.O.] shouldn't have left it on my voice mail."
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    Silly mayor. She should have known that phone call was more about B.O. than it was about her.

    But one's mind does wonder/wander as to why B.O. did not have one of his myriads of staffers call ahead and notify Annise Parker that potus/totus would be calling at an appointed time to congratulate the Houston mayor elect.

    Who would knowingly make potus leave a voice mail?

    I can understand 'blocking' his calls.

    [Parker is another female homosexual who is easy on the eyes. Maybe she keeps her steel toed work boots and flannel shirts in the 'closet'. This new wave of feministas have departed significantly from the NOW cow's playbook of the gool ole days when men were men.....and always had been, men.]

    yor bro ken

    Posted by: kbhvac at January 16, 2010 11:01 AM


    "Parker is another female homosexual who is easy on the eyes. Maybe she keeps her steel toed work boots and flannel shirts in the 'closet'."

    Wow. So the "pro-life" movement is also homophobic. Nice. Ya might want to rethink your objection to homosexuality because abortion might just eliminate gay "babies." Right, the good old days when big daddy ruled with an iron fist. Times, they are a changing. (Hmmm, wonder if this dude knows that one of the first victims of the collapsed Trade Towers was a gay Franciscan priest who had gone in to the building to rescue people. Does he know that there are gay men and women who serve in the US military?) But the above comment was instructive in showing not only homophobia - but misogyny as this guy obviously hates women who don't conform to his image of women as sweet, little handmaidens. Funny and sad at the same time.

    Posted by: Artemis at January 16, 2010 12:56 PM


    Artemis, Ken and I don't agree about the women's lib movement or homosexuality, but I know plenty of people who are pro-lifers that do. He still respects me, even though we both take jabs at one another. You'll find, if you're able to find a speculum there in the killing fields large enough to help remove your head from your posterior, that most of what he says on any given day is tongue-in-cheek. Maybe your mother tried to have you aborted also, and only succeeded in killing your sense of humor.

    Posted by: xalisae at January 16, 2010 2:20 PM


    Artemis, did you not just accuse the Palin family of hypocrisy because they didn't abort their teen pregnancy? I am asking if one is a hypocrite if she doesn't commit insurance fraud and then later says that committing insurance fraud is wrong.

    It's sorta an analogy. But you probably knew that.

    Posted by: bmmg39 at January 16, 2010 3:45 PM