[Jill Stanek]

March 12, 2008
New Stanek WND column, "Pro-life Democrats see success"


There was an interesting little story in the Washington Post Feb. 28, with this lead:
The Virginia Senate voted Wednesday to cut off state funding to Planned Parenthood of Virginia because it offers abortions....

These sorts of measures go through fits and starts in various states and often fizzle. This particular bill likely won't make it past Virginia's pro-abort governor, Timothy Kaine.

But what made this vote stand out was this key point, again quoting the Post:

The decision [was] a major setback for the Senate's new Democratic majority....
Democrats could not break one lone pro-life member, Charles Colgan, from voting with the Republican minority....

One pro-life Democrat made the difference.

When Democrats wrested control of both houses of Congress on the national level in 2006, the pro-life situation there looked dire.

It was anticipated Democrats would try to knock off all long-standing pro-life riders on appropriations bills and pass anti-life legislation to boot.

But none of that happened....

Here's the inside scoop on what's happening with Democrats on the national level, from well-placed pro-life spies....

Continue reading my column today, ""Pro-life Democrats see success," on WorldNetDaily.com.


March 5, 2008
New Stanek WND column, "4th annual Abortionist of the Year award"


The National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers is just around the corner - March 10 - but it appears I'm the only one celebrating this year.

Not one national abortion website is showcasing this exciting holiday. Popularity may be dwindling because it is so difficult to show appreciation to abortionists. Heroin and child porn are two of those hard to find gifts.

Despite the abortion industry's diss, I will do my part to honor these special shop choppers with my 4th annual Abortionist of the Year award.

This year's gang is exceptional. I am reminded of the 1967 Academy Awards, when The Graduate, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?, Cool Hand Luke, Dr. Dolittle, In Cold Blood, In the Heat of the Night, Camelot and Bonnie & Clyde all competed for Oscars. How do you choose?

Of course, abortionists would pick In Cold Blood, but I digress. Here are the nominees, in alpha order to be fair...

Continue reading my column today, "4th annual Abortionist of the Year award," on WorldNetDaily.com.

[Special thanks to Steve Ertelt of LifeNews.com and Troy Newman and Cheryl Sullenger of Operation Rescue for helping compile names for this piece.]


February 20, 2008
New Stanek WND column, "Divine secrets of the political yo-yo sisterhood"


It's interesting to watch pro-aborts fight. They confine themselves to a war of words when picking on someone their own size. No dismembering, no decapitating, how refreshing.

Right now they're engaged in a rarely seen public snarl over which Democrat presidential candidate to support. This will likely stop after they pick a nominee, so the pack can resume attacking the Republican.

Meanwhile, the rift is revealing....

The grumpy old feminists, who for half a century have been decrying sexism, are herding around Hillary because she's a woman, the epitome of chauvinism.

There are reports lesbians are also flocking to Hillary, but I've thought for some time grumpy old feminists and lesbians were one and the same. The president and vice president of NOW in my state are live-in lesbian lovers, for instance. So that may not be news.

On Obama's side we have....

Continue reading my column today, "Divine secrets of the political yo-yo sisterhood," on WorldNetDaily.com.


February 6, 2008
New Stanek WND column, "4 months, 3 weeks, and 2 theaters"


While the pro-life themed movie Juno soared past the $100 million earnings milestone last weekend, its critically acclaimed anti-life counterpart, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, opened in just two theaters nationwide.

4 Months is not a "gripping portrayal of life" as review website Rotten Tomatoes described it. It is the blatant promotion of death, in this case a late-term baby in 1987 Romania, when front alley abortions there were illegal.

Four months, three weeks and two days refers to the length of time a promiscuous college student waited after conceiving before deciding to abort, in other words, the gestational age of her baby when killed.

Baby had no lines but merits commendation for giving a dead-on performance on that bathroom floor.

Mainstream media critics all loved 4 Months - giving it 70 positive reviews to three negative - and have been promoting its American opening hard, also pushing for an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.

Both efforts failed. Reviews indicated critics braced for the former, since American moviegoers so lack appreciation for great movies.

But they were completely unprepared for the Academy snub....

Continue reading my column today, "4 months, 3 weeks, and 2 theaters," on WorldNetDaily.com.

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January 30, 2008
New Stanek WND column, "Abortion leaders concede?"


Abortion matriarchs Kate Michelman and Frances Kissling ceded quite a few points to pro-lifers in a Los Angeles Times op-ed marking the 35th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

Actually, "matriarchs" isn't quite right since Michelman and Kissling have helped facilitate the killing of their movement's progeny.

The only recruits they can now entice are young women they convince that whores are happier and that those aren't really babies despite the overwhelming evidence - in other words, stupidos.

Or those they pay handsomely for their souls - political prostitutes, sell-sex traffickers, and bottom-feeding abortion mill workers who can't get work anywhere else.

Not much to work with.

But I digress.

In a nutshell the barrennesses admitted in their column that pro-aborts are losing the battle thanks to....

Continue reading my column today, "Abortion leaders concede?" on WorldNetDaily.com.


January 16, 2008
New Stanek WND column: "Obama's 10 reasons for supporting infanticide"


I was intimately involved in the five-year process to pass the Illinois Born Alive Infant Protection Act, testifying before committees twice that then-state Sen. Barack Obama sat on.

Following are 10 excuses Obama has given through the years for voting "present" and "no" on on BAIPA.

10. Babies who survive abortions are not protected by the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution.

Obama, the sole opponent ever to speak against BAIPA, stated on the Illinois Senate floor on March 30, 2001....

8. Aborting babies alive and letting them die is a doctor's prerogative.

An Obama spokesman told the Chicago Tribune in August 2004....

5. Aborting babies alive and letting them die is a religious issue.

During his U.S. Senate contest against Obama, Alan Keyes famously said....

And the No. 1 reason Obama voted against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act was....

Continue reading my column today, "Obama's 10 reasons for supporting infanticide," on WorldNetDaily.com.


January 9, 2008
New Stanek WND column, "Obama's 'present' danger"


The mainstream media makes much hay about conservatives being split between candidates but none whatsoever about liberals being split - particularly abortion proponents.

Most notably, Planned Parenthood affiliates are divided between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

The rift was readily demonstrated in New Hampshire last weekend where the fight really took off over which of the two was more ardently pro-abortion. We even saw battling PPers in the same article. From the Concord Monitor, yesterday:

A glossy flier sent out over the weekend said Obama voted "present" instead of "yes" or "no" on anti-abortion legislation in the Illinois state Senate. Yesterday's letter - signed by leaders from state affiliates of Planned Parenthood... reiterated the criticism.

Obama launched an automated phone message from a Planned Parenthood official, defending his support for abortion rights Sunday....

The call was made by Wendy Frosh, chair of PP in Northern New England, who suddenly thereafter took a "leave of absence" from PPNNE and has issued an e-mail apologizing for "the confusion."

Love it.

I also love the argument, much of which revolves around Obama's fence-sitting votes as Illinois state senator for the Born Alive Infants Protection Act....

Continue reading my column today, "Obama's 'present' danger," on WorldNetDaily.com.


December 25, 2007
The Embryonic Jesus Story


There is a fascinating incident the Bible describes near the beginning of Jesus' human life, several months prior. It is the Embryonic Jesus Story.

Luke 1 tells about the first person besides Jesus' mother and earthly father who recognized He was extraordinary - Jesus' cousin John, while John was yet a fetus, and Jesus was but an embryo.

When John was a preborn 6-month-old, his Aunt Mary came to visit John's expectant mother Elizabeth, her cousin. Mary was newly pregnant with Jesus.

Luke 1:41 says when Mary greeted Elizabeth, John kicked. Elizabeth told Mary, "The instant I heard your voice, my baby moved in me for joy!"

Elizabeth then prophesied, "You are the most blessed of all women, and blessed is the child that you will have. I feel blessed that the mother of my Lord is visiting me."

John was later known as John the Baptist. Jesus said John and his role were foreseen in Malachi 3:1: "I am sending my messenger ahead of you to prepare the way in front of you."

Amazingly, John began preparing the way for Jesus at the tender age of six fetal months....

Continue reading Stanek's archived WorldNetDaily.com column, the Embryonic Jesus Story.

Merry Christmas!


December 19, 2007
New Stanek WND column, "'Juno': The movie pro-aborts will hate"


The movie "Juno" will be released in six days, on Christmas, and I can't wait. I previewed it a month ago and loved it.

That means pro-aborts will hate it. "Juno" is a great story that undermines almost all their talking points....

"Juno" is the third in an unplanned pregnancy movie trilogy, the others being "Waitress" and "Knocked Up," in which a girl undergoes a crisis pregnancy but heroically rejects abortion.

Don't be thrown that "Juno's" screenwriting ingenue, Diablo Cody, is a stripper turned blogger turned movie writer. She handled the topic almost like we would, only with spice....


I have to jump to my favorite part of the movie, which pro-aborts will hate most, when Juno decides to "procure a hasty abortion."...

Continue reading my column today, "'Juno': The movie pro-aborts will hate," on WorldNetDaily.com.

BONUS for Stanek readers: I received 2 free t-shirts at the Juno preview, of Juno's school logo, "Dancing Elk Condors," pictured in part on the photo, above. The t-shirts are both size Medium. The first 2 to email me with your name and address will get one free!

UPDATE, 10:05a: Contest closed! Reader Roger and moderator Bethany were the first to respond. Congrats!


December 12, 2007
New Stanek WND column, "Hillary vs. Obama: Who's the biggest baby killing champion?"


MSNBC reported it "would be putting it mildly" to say a Dec. 4 press conference had "gone awry," one the Clinton campaign arranged for the head of the pro-abortion group EMILY's List to hype Hillary.

It seems Barack Obama's people fed reporters information beforehand about his own pro-abort credentials and Clinton's duplicity.

So reporters were armed when Ellen Malcolm finished describing Clinton's pro-abort credentials and Obama's duplicity.

Bearing in mind this was an exercise to prove which candidate most championed pre-born baby killing made the face-off (pardon the pun) crazy to begin with. But we live in a surreal world.

Reporters wondered why Clinton didn't....

Continue reading my column today, "Hillary vs. Obama: Who's the biggest baby killing champion?," on WorldNetDaily.com.


November 28, 2007
New Stanek WND column: "The Stephen Douglas of the 2008 race"


A week before the National Right to Life Committee endorsed Fred Thompson, I blogged he had disqualified himself from my list of presidential primary picks following his Nov. 4 interview on "Meet the Press" with Tim Russert.

During those moments, Thompson revealed he's in the same death camp as Rudy Giuliani, just with more exceptions.

Between that interview and one on Nov. 18 on "This Week" with George
, NRLC endorsed Thompson and clearly tried to tutor him.

But it failed. Thompson unsuccessfully tried to pull one of three coffin nails he'd hammered two weeks prior, while he pounded another harder. I was left more curious than before about NRLC's decision.

Nail One....

Continue reading my column today, "The Stephen Douglas of the 2008 race," on WorldNetDaily.com.


November 21, 2007
New Stanek WND column, "Collapse of civilization nears as UN identifies 'masculinization of Asia'"


Not wanting to be dismissed as someone whose issue has overcome them, I've always tried to explain in an academic, unemotional way what worldwide devastation abortion and population control are wreaking.

But a report the United Nations Population Fund released three weeks ago on what it calls "the masculinization of Asia" has me so distraught I can't keep my affect flat.

At this risk of sounding like a crazy person, I am driven to say I believe a civilizational collapse is near. Worse, I think it is too late to reverse. When this happens, abortion and population control will be major reasons why, alongside radical Islam. In fact, the three overlap and synergize one another.

I've thought this for a while, but what has me more distraught than ever is this UNFPA report, which estimates the shortage of Asian women is actually 163 million, approximately the entire population of U.S. women, more than double UNICEF's 2002 estimate of 74 million.

UNFPA has listed six countries with a "severe" gender imbalance: Armenia, Azerbaijan,China, Georgia, India and South Korea; with Bangladesh, Pakistan and Vietnam headed the same direction.

According to UNFPA, the "phenomenon... under way... ha[s] never before been recorded in demographic history."

This all comes thanks to...

Continue reading my column today, "Collapse of civilization nears as UN identifies 'masculinization of Asia'," on WorldNetDaily.com.


November 7, 2007
New Stanek WND column, "My pillow-talking presidential pick"


Two weeks ago, Laura Bush traveled to the Middle East to raise breast cancer awareness.


When I learned that I, of course, thought of the link between abortion and breast cancer and how wonderful it would be for Mrs. Bush to publicly address it.

But I knew she wouldn't since Mrs. Bush is pro-abortion....

How perfectly the issue of the sanctity of life would fit into Mrs. Bush's platform. How stupendous it would be for a first lady to use her public forum to decry abortion....

Mrs. Barbara Bush was a pro-abort, too....

Actually, Gerald Ford, a pro-abort along with his wife, Betty, disputed Bush I's pro-life conversion. He told Newsweek in 1995, "I know damn well that he and Barbara are pro-choice."...

Pillow talk. I'm a firm believer. Recall how the wisest man in the world was led astray by it....

It seems to me that if a wife of the two pro-life and otherwise highly qualified Republicans the presidential nomination is coming down to... would say she will make the pro-life issue her platform if first lady...

Continue reading my column today, "My pillow-talking presidential pick," on WorldNetDaily.com.


October 31, 2007
New Stanek WND column, "Inside Planned Parenthood"


I recently got my hands on two lawsuits filed this year by former employees against Planned Parenthood Chicago Area and its CEO, Steve Trombley (Pelta v. Planned Parenthood and Chesis v. Planned Parenthood) .

One of those employees, Dr. Murray Pelta, was an abortionist for PP/CA from 1992-2007, its medical director from 1997-2007. The stories he must have to tell, and he indeed tells a couple in his complaint....

Trombley fired Pelta on Feb. 28, 2007, which triggered his complaint. He began by alleging a pharmaceutical quid pro quo....

Dr. Pelta and Trombley maintained a positive personal relationship for several years after Trombley's appointment. Trombley even occasionally asked Dr. Pelta for favors, such as discreet medical prescriptions for Trombley's personal use. Dr. Pelta wrote these prescriptions for Trombley and, in accordance with Trombley's requests, did not record or report the issuance of the prescriptions.

Pelta's complaint did not list the prescriptions dispensed, but the term "personal use" certainly broadens the speculative range.

Pelta listed the following revelation as the reason for his termination, a fitting term:

In January 2007, a pregnant former PP/CA board member and current PP/CA employee asked Dr. Pelta to perform a confidential abortion upon her....

Continue reading my column today, "Inside Planned Parenthood," on WorldNetDaily.com.


October 24, 2007
Ron Paul

ron%20paul.jpgI have received many emails from Ron Paul supporters, including this one from John in response to my column today:

I appreciate your contemplative remarks on this subject (presidential politics), and measured reaction (analytical vs. emotional).

I thought I'd share a brief observation of my own, if you have the time to consider it....

The Iowa straw polling data you refer to that put Huckabee at #2 was taken of the same field of respondents at the same time that 51% indicated they would like to see our troops withdrawn from Iraq within six months. Six months! Add to this the fact that the general public would like to see a general draw down (to the tune of 71% of respondents), and we're talking about a significant contingent of the voting public that holds views quite divergent from the views espoused by all the RP candidates, save one....

It is my humble opinion that there is absolutely no chance for any pro-life candidate to beat Mrs. Clinton, other than possibly Ron Paul. As a pro-lifer myself, he is my "pragmatic" choice, and is receiving all of my support at this time. I wish others in the pro-life movement would consider the practical consequences on the movement itself by insisting on "stay-the-course" foreign policy endeavors against the will of the people. (Like ... how do they think Nixon got elected?)

I have previously heard the sensical theory advanced that Paul could beat Hillary by garnering the conservative as well as anti-war vote.

Add to that the all important cash Paul has on hand, and his odds of winning, according to Newsmeat.com, are certainly First Tier, even better than Romney's (click to enlarge):

But, as I asked John, why hasn't Paul gotten any traction?

[Photo credit: Washington Post]


New Stanek WND column, "Behind the scenes at FRC Briefing"


Saturday I attended a private meeting of conservative leaders during the Family Research Council Washington Briefing, a Salt Lake City II if you will, to discuss dilemmas we face with the 2008 presidential candidates.

Instructions were given not to speak to the media, and since I am the media, I took that to mean details discussed were off-the-record and, of course, I'll honor that.

But speaking in generalities, two dilemmas were hashed....

  • Which Republican primary candidate should pro-lifers rally behind?

  • What if Rudy Giuliani ends up the nominee?

    Generalized outcomes of the meeting:

  • Most in the room supported Mike Huckabee. A few important figures supported
    Duncan Hunter.

  • For many well-researched reasons, third-party chatter was laid to rest.

  • It doesn't seem Mitt Romney will be able to surmount the Mormon and flip-flop obstacles among pro-life leaders, at least in the primary.

  • Giuliani was still anathema to everyone, despite his commendable attempt to reach out by speaking at the Briefing....

    But what if conservatives cannot rally around one candidate, therefore dividing their vote, and winning Giuliani the primary? What if pro-lifers are faced with choosing between him or Hillary in the general?...

  • Continue reading my column today, "Behind the scenes at FRC Briefing," on WorldNetDaily.com.


    October 10, 2007
    New Stanek WND column, "Why Dobson is right"


    Monday night, Sean Hannity interviewed Dr. James Dobson on the recent news that many conservative leaders may support a third-party candidate if Rudy Giuliani is put forth as the GOP presidential candidate.

    This third-party business is a huge deal.

    Hannity makes no bones about supporting Giuliani (an issue for another day). So I was not surprised he took the "lessor of two evils" approach with Dobson, i.e., if we don't accept Giuliani, we'll certainly get Hillary.

    Dobson responded not just with solid moral arguments but two solid political arguments....

    1. It's way too early to try to force conservatives - again - to compromise.

    2. Who says Giuliani can beat Hillary?

    Good people I know are warning against a conservative split from the GOP, and Dobson
    acknowledged the danger.

    But for many reasons, I'm open to following conservative leaders like Dobson and Tony
    down this path, if they so decide....

    Continue reading my column today, "Why Dobson is right," on WorldNetDaily.com.

    Click the graphic below to access the Hannity/Dobson interview. There are 3 segments, all worth watching:



    October 3, 2007
    New Stanek WND column, "Planned Parenthood's bulletproof glass"


    I've always thought that portrayals by pro-aborts of pro-lifers as violent abortion mill stalkers must hurt their recruitment drives for abortion mill workers. One reason for the shortage of abortionists has to be that the industry has conditioned the ignorant among them, which, come to think of it, is all of them, to be fearful of us.

    But this past month the "pro-lifers are violent!" accusations have been ricocheting off the abortion industry's bulletproof glass back at it so wildly even I feel like ducking....

    How many gazillion times have we heard that line, a key talking point abortion linchpins devised decades ago to indict hundreds of millions of pro-lifers for the .0001 percent who opt for vigilante justice....

    But, hey, it's a label I've never minded. So what if the other side thinks I'm liable to draw out my six-shooter if they look at me funny? I would find that power amusing if I knew the ringleaders of the movement really thought that, which they don't.

    Which brings me to three observations from the Aurora Planned Parenthood spectacle....

    [T]o reinforce the "pro-lifers are violent" brand, PP built a fortress in Aurora with a security system worthy of Danny Ocean, complete with bulletproof windows, doors and walls, and maybe even snipers on the roof.

    But in an ironic twist, this backfired....

    Continue reading my column today, "Planned Parenthood's bulletproof glass," on WorldNetDaily.com.


    September 26, 2007
    New Stanek WND column, "Planned Parenthood's free publicity"


    If the Aurora Planned Parenthood site in the Illinois prairie lands is ground zero, then the Denver Planned Parenthood site in the Mile High City is sky zero.

    Last month, with a reporter in hot pursuit, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains was forced to come clean about its secret purchase of a city block of property and plans to break ground on a 50,000 square foot mega-mill this November....

    PP has admitted to several news outlets it went stealth with plans to build in Denver, Aurora and Portland, OR, to avoid such pro-life boycotts as were undertaken at the Austin, TX, Planned Parenthood mill in 2003, which delayed its opening several months.

    In Denver, pro-lifers are already realizing PP's fears. Two weeks ago, they conducted a literature drop in the African-American neighborhood of the proposed PP....

    And now every weekend pro-lifers are picketing the home of Gary Meggison, senior vice president of the PPRM site's general contractor, the Weitz Company.

    Beginning today, Colorado Right to Life plans to picket Weitz's office, which is rented space and should also disturb its landlord and fellow tenants.

    Which brings us to the latest pro-abort faux pas in a recent string. For the Weitz picket, CORTL had planned that a Truth Truck with an anti-PP sign drive around the area.

    But last Saturday...

    Continue reading my column today, "Planned Parenthood's free publicity," on WorldNetDaily.com.

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    September 12, 2007
    New Stanek WND column, "Planned Parenthood bombs itself"


    Last week, I detailed how it appears Planned Parenthood mega mills popping up across the country are not happenstance but the culmination of a five-year plan not only to expand, but also exterminate competition....

    But pro-lifers interrupted the plan in 2003. Led by concrete contractor Chris Danze, they initiated a boycott of construction workers, equipment and supplies throughout the building of a $6.2 million Planned Parenthood mill in Austin, TX....

    The boycott didn't stop construction, but it significantly stalled it, created a lot of bad press for PP and most eye-opening, revealed pro-lifers wield great influence in local communities....

    Planned Parenthood's response was in hindsight predictable. PP determined to build its other new mills on the sly. It bought property in Denver, CO, and Aurora, IL, and who knows where else in secret. It got busted in Denver before ground broke, but not in Aurora....

    But my, how PP's deception has backfired. No one likes to be scammed. The Aurora community became incensed....

    Late last week, a panicked PP took aim at stock targets: Joe Scheidler and Pro-Life Action League, also insinuating that all those protesting the clinic were violent extremists....

    Obviously, Planned Parenthood thought this bomb throwing would turn public opinion against those it considersed ringleaders....

    But did it really think this tactic would garner sympathizers? ...

    Continue reading my column today, "Planned Parenthood bombs itself," on WorldNetDaily.com.


    September 5, 2007
    New Stanek WND column, "Planned Parenthood aims at mom and pop chop shops"


    I obviously don't have the cutthroat business drive that Planned Parenthood executives have. Few do.

    So I couldn't understand why PP was erecting its huge Aurora, IL, abortion mill in DuPage County, which was already disgraced by four independent mills, while neighboring, baby-booming Chicago collar counties remained abortion free.

    But it hit me when listening to one of 124 citizens speak against the Aurora mill during the 7-1/2 hour city council meeting last week.

    This person told council members their accountability reached beyond Aurora, since PP would feed mothers and children to this mill from PP expresses in neighboring communities.

    Of course, I realized. Master plan. My mind began defragging random newspaper clippings and dates it had stored....

    Master plan. Build satellites first. Then build the anti-mother ship. Then zap the competition to pieces, like a D&E abortion....

    Planned Parenthood, the Wal-Mart of the abortion industry....

    Who will rescue these poor mom-and-pop chop shops from the savage Planned Parenthood abortion cartel?

    Continue reading my column today, "Planned Parenthood aims at mom and pop chop shops", on WorldNetDaily.com.


    August 29, 2007
    New Stanek WND column, "Planned Parenthood driven underground"

    NOTE: WorldNetDaily.com is running a companion news article to my column today, entitled, "Deception built super-secret abortion clinic."


    I'm not involved in municipal politics, but it would seem to me bad form for a business to sneak its way into a community by falsifying documents and submitting false testimony in planning meetings.

    Yet that's exactly how Planned Parenthood came to build its largest abortion mill in the country in Aurora, IL, soon to be known as the "Auschwitz of America."

    Six weeks ago, a pro-life construction worker at the 22,000 sq. ft. site became suspicious of the bulletproof glass and surgical suites, an abnormal mix for what a company called Gemini Office Development was touting as a generic medical center with no tenant yet.


    The worker alerted Pro-Life Action League, and by July 27, the story was out. According to the Chicago Tribune:

    "Frankly, I'm surprised we were able to keep it a secret for so long," said Steve Trombley, president and chief executive officer of Planned Parenthood/Chicago Area. "We didn't want anything to interfere with the opening."

    That the clinic was kept hush-hush for so long was no accident. Planned Parenthood adopted the strategy after a 2004 boycott by contractors stalled work for two months on a clinic in Austin, TX.

    It turns out Gemini was a front company for Planned Parenthood....

    But Gemini withheld that information from the City of Aurora. On each of four construction permit applications throughout 2006 it listed itself as the owner and itself as the tenant.

    Then five months ago, on its March 22, 2007, permit application for signage, Gemini stated the tenant was "unknown at this time," which was clearly untrue....

    Continue reading my column today, "Planned Parenthood driven underground," on WorldNetDaily.com.


    August 22, 2007
    New Stanek WND column, "Liberal misogynitis"


    The word misogyny means "hatred of, or hostility toward, women," and in case you haven't noticed, liberals consider it the grooviest word to hit the planet since groovy.

    Just this past week liberal bloggers used misogyny, misogynic, misogynist or misogynists 524 times, according to Google, always to denounce conservatives or liberals they accuse of behaving like conservatives.

    This count doesn't include various ways the potheads have misspelled it, including misoginy, mysogyny, missoginist, misogenist, mysogynic, misogenetic, or the French derivatives mysoginie and mysogyne, because the French love the word, too.

    Liberal bloggers love misogyny because they think sticking it the middle of a sentence about "right wingnut wackjob f--ers" makes them sound smart, or at least that they have an aristocratic strain of Tourette syndrome.


    Recent provocative liberal blog titles on the topic include [See listing on page 2]....

    And last week, actor Matt Damon sent liberal bloggers into cut-and-paste ecstasy when invoking the work misogynist to address comparisons made betweens spies Bond and Bourne....

    With one comment, Damon elevated himself from the pack of liberal Stepford stars to cultural icon. "Matt Damon called James Bond a 'misogynist' [and] the 14-year-old girl in me just squealed," exclaimed blogger DollyMix....

    Continue reading my column today, "Liberal misogynitis,"on WorldNetDaily.com.

    Interesting blog titles on misogyny:

  • "Jesus the misogynist"
  • "Google is misogynist"
  • "Barbara Walters is misogynist"
  • "Chris Matthews' creepy, on-air misogyny"
  • "Even wingnuts are tired of anti-Hillary misogyny"
  • "Misogyny delays plane"
  • "Misogyny … I can't even escape it when despressed (sic)"
  • "You are a misogynist, so I'll shoot you with my camera"
  • "Fun with misogyny"
  • "State House plauged (sic) by misogyny"
  • "Borat: misogynist, racist, sexist, brilliant" (i.e., a misogynist and a misogynist)
  • "Jamaican Rastafari: Misogyny and sexism in the 'One Love' culture" (i.e., misogyny and misogyny)
    "Fetal misogynist pigs"
  • "Analysis of WWE misogyny absent from Benoit murder coverage" (in which the "analysis" was not actually that misogyny was absent from Benoit's murder coverage but that World Wrestling Entertainment ignored his alleged misogyny)
  • "Misogynist dope-smoking morons know that abortion is wrong ... Do you?"
  • "The thinking woman's misogynist"

    And my favorite:

  • "A female misogynist in women's studiese (sic)"


    August 15, 2007
    New Stanek WND column, "Killer cupids"


    The abortion industry cannot let the Partial Birth Abortion Ban go, for three reasons....

    So the industry has embarked on an interesting public relations campaign.

    Although it maintained for 15 years during PBA Ban court battles that the number committed was infinitesimally small, now it says the ban has created havoc in the industry.

    And while it has always claimed legalized abortion is the safest surgical procedure in the history of the world, now it says the ban has forced "dangerous" abortions on mothers and abortionists.

    It launched its PR campaign on July 30 with the help of United Press International, in one of the most egregious displays of journalistic deception I
    have ever read....

    The "more dangerous... medical procedure"?

    Visualizing a preborn baby's internal organs by ultrasound and injecting the heart medication
    Digoxin in an FDA-unapproved use through the mother's abdomen and into the heart of her thrashing baby (no one likes needles) to cause an instant, deadly heart attack....

    Pay attention. Since the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the PBA ban this past April, paranoia has apparently struck the entire late-term abortion industry, forcing these specialized deed-doers out in the open. And there are apparently quite a few, with lots of spectators....

    But despite the media's best help, the pro-PBA campaign is ill-conceived, availing itself to an array of pro-life inquiries and talking points. These are....

    Continue reading my column today, "Killer cupid abortionists,"on WorldNetDaily.com.


    August 8, 2007
    New Stanek WND column, "Helen Thomas' kind of life"


    On Aug. 4, White House journalist Helen Thomas celebrated her 87th birthday.

    I'm 51 and already worried about someday being a burden, dependent on others to care for me.

    Thomas apparently is not. That or she hasn't connected the prenatal-to-octogenarian dots.

    At a recent Planned Parenthood of Greater Iowa fundraiser, Thomas said:

    "Let's return to the true ideals of the Bill of Rights. The issue is not the right to live. The issue is the kind of life. The issue is freedom without government or outside interference."...

    Helen's phraseology is interesting. "Kind of life" refers to "quality of life," the primary reason mothers abort....

    Thomas' "kind of life" standard is perplexing, given her age. Because in that circle of life, Thomas is daily edging closer to a time when she will be as mentally and/or physically helpless as a fetus....

    Continue reading my column today, "Helen Thomas' kind of life,"on WorldNetDaily.com.


    July 25, 2007
    New Stanek WND column, "Shout and twist"


    Ah, the pureness and goodness of abortion.

    On July 18, an abortionist who goes by the name of Beket blogged at Daily Kos that getting one is equivalent to attaining angelic status:

    [T]hey are kind of like in that old movie "It's a Wonderful Life," in which every time a bell rang an angel got his or her wings. [F]or many a woman the experience of having an abortion isoften one way of claiming her wings - her wings of independence....

    So abortion mill workers, who help women become angels, must be so righteous one should wear sunglasses in their presence or risk being blinded by their radiance.


    That's what feminists would have us think of the July 17 arrest of Gloria Gray, office manager of West Alabama Women's Center in Tuscaloosa. Reported Ms. Magazine:

    Gloria Gray was arrested when a group of anti-abortion protesters trespassed on her property. Gray's attorney made the following statement, "In Gloria's efforts to aid the police and to let them know that the extremists were trespassing on her property, she was arrested for asserting her rights."...

    Oh, the injustice, the unfair treatment of police toward the Mother Teresa of abortion workers, aptly named Gloria, who was trying to single-handedly protect her mill from anti-abortion rioters while guiding police, apparently indeed blinded by her presence, to their location....

    I contacted the pro-lifer actually involved in the altercation with Gray, David Lackey.

    Lackey said...

    Continue reading my column today, "Shout and twist," on WorldNetDaily.com.

    [Hat tip for Beket quote: JivinJehoshapat]


    July 12, 2007
    New Stanek WND column, "Those onerous barriers to abortion"


    Until last week, podiatrists cutting out ingrown toenails were more regulated in Missouri than abortionists cutting out preborn babies....

    But on July 6, Gov. Matt Blunt signed legislation into law mandating that facilities where babies are scrapped will have to meet the same criteria as facilities where teeth are scraped.

    That's tough to argue against, but Planned Parenthood, which owns two of the four affected abortion mills, may sue to block it.

    According to the Associated Press, PP "claimed the law could force it to spend up to $2 million to remodel one of its clinics and halt medical abortions at another site."

    Just how shoddy can a mill be if it will cost $2 million to make it as safe and clean as a facility where pink eye is treated?

    But PP strenuously objected, saying....

    Continue reading my column today, "Those onerous barriers to abortion" on WorldNetDaily.com.

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    June 27, 2007
    New Stanek WND column, ""Who's to blame when aborting women die?"

    Congrats to Laura and Cameron, whose comments made this week's column.


    Whose fault is it when aborting women die? It depends, according to abortion proponents. If the abortion was illegal, we are. If the abortion was legal, she is.

    Cases in point, yesteryear's illegal abortion of Gerri Santoro and this year's legal abortion of Edrica Goode.


    You've likely seen the haunting, iconic photo of Gerri Santoro, dead, naked, knees to chest with bloody bottom in the air on a hotel room floor, the result of an illegal abortion in 1964 at age 27....

    Ms. Magazine called Santoro a "victim" of "butchery" by an "unskilled abortionist."...

    Flash forward 34 years to these sunny days of safe, legal abortions.

    On Feb. 14, 2007, 21-year-old Edrica Goode became the third woman in four years to die after an abortion at a California mill....

    According to blogger World Wide Rant, "Edrica Goode died because of her own willful negligence or general stupidity." ...

    Continue reading my column today, "Who's to blame when aborting women die?"on WorldNetDaily.com.


    June 20, 2007
    New Stanek WND column, "The pain of the partial birth abortion ban"


    Pro-lifers opposing the partial birth abortion ban say it will force abortionists to commit more torturous abortions, and this may be true.

    Whereas the ban prohibits breech abortions of babies delivered past the navel and head-first abortions of babies delivered past the chin, some pro-lifers say abortionists will now simply deliver a baby's legs and rip them off before proceeding, or deliver the baby almost to the navel and disembowel the baby, etc.

    One pro-life group opposing the partial birth abortion ban wrote in an Open Letter to Dr. James Dobson two weeks ago (emphasis theirs):

    The [Supreme Court] Justices raise the likelihood that with this [PBA ban] ruling, the fetus faces greater brutality. On page 30, the Justices note the objection "that the standard D&E is in some respects as brutal, if not more, than the intact D&E [PBA]." That is, standard late-term D&E abortion appears to be more cruel than PBA... [N]ow these kids will suffer more horrifically with this ruling than before, as we congratulate ourselves.

    However, the very pro-lifers making this argument oppose fetal pain legislation, so their argument is disingenuous. Stated one member of this group, Brian Rohrbaugh, president of Colorado Right to Life, in an interview:

    ... What was wrong with that [fetal pain consent] bill is it's very good to warn women that their child is going to suffer intense pain. But its evil to offer a solution and then to allow the abortion to continue...

    I can only call it ruthless to withhold pain relief from someone you know is about to be tortured to death, which you can't stop...

    Should Jesus' friends have knocked the sponge of wine vinegar away from Him while He was being legally but wrongfully killed?...

    Continue reading my column today, "The pain of the partial birth abortion ban," on WorldNetDaily.com.


    June 15, 2007
    Microscopic notice

    People.jpgWell, well, I have arrived, garnering the attention of People for the American Way.

    Albeit the bottom of the post.

    And of course they only pick up news boding poorly for pro-lifers


    June 13, 2007
    New Stanek WND column, "Purely fanatical"


    On May 23, a group of pro-life purists distributed a press release entitled, "Rift opens in Christian Right unprecedented criticism of Dobson by major ministries," to announce they had placed a newspaper ad shaming Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family for supporting the Partial Birth Abortion Ban.

    The title of the release revealed the group's intent: to cause public dissension in the pro-life ranks....

    At issue is strategy. Purists believe supporting legislation with compromises or exceptions is supporting abortions of babies not covered by that legislation. Purists also oppose parental notification/consent laws, abortion informed consent laws, fetal pain laws, and abortion clinic regulations, because they say those condone abortion, too....

    Three weeks ago an Oklahoma bill became law prohibiting taxpayer funds from being used for any abortions except in certain cases of rape and incest. Previously, Gov. Brad Henry vetoed an identical bill with no exceptions.

    Purists would have to oppose this new law because of its exception, even though the pure bill failed. So if purists had their way, taxpayers would still be funding all abortions this law stops, instead of blocking 99%. This is fanatical thinking, to be blunt, the equivalent of saying one cannot pull any victims from a burning building if all cannot be pulled out.

    Some purists may sense they are boxing themselves into a corner. One friend wrote she could indeed support certain incremental legislation, providing this example: "No baby shall be killed/aborted after the second trimester by any means or it shall be considered first-degree murder."

    When I reminded her she couldn't support such a law because the purist position would be it condones first
    trimester abortions, she had to concede my point....

    Continue reading my column today, "Purely fanatical," on WorldNetDaily.com.


    May 23, 2007
    New Stanek WND column, "Abortion foes dodge military bullet"


    It appears liberals will not only concede placing a timeline for troop withdrawal from Iraq in the emergency defense spending bill, they will also concede loosening military abortion policy.

    One news report called the former "a significant concession to Bush and his Republican allies on Capitol Hill."

    The latter is equally significant.

    Remarkably, despite a Democrat majority in the House, missing from the defense appropriations bill will be an amendment to fund military abortions overseas.

    What makes this remarkable is this will be the first year since 1996 liberals have not attempted to add this provision....

    Another event remarkable in that it didn't happen occurred May 16 when Democrat pro-abort Rep. Michael Michaud failed to submit his amendment on the House floor that would have required all military pharmacies to stock the morning-after pill....

    Word is Democrat leadership counted the votes, saw they were short, and told Michaud to spare them all the embarrassment....

    Continue reading my column today, "Abortion foes dodge military bullet," on WorldNetDaily.com.


    May 16, 2007
    New Stanek WND column, "Rudy's unholy jihad"


    Rudy Giuliani has apparently decided if he can't placate pro-lifers, he will overthrow them.

    The New York Times reported May 10 the Republican presidential candidate has decided to embrace his pro-abortion position after muddling it in recent days, trying to take a former-radical-liberal-now-thoughtful-liberal-yet-conservative-friendly stance.

    Poll numbers falling, Giuliani has chucked all that and developed an abortion pride strategy based on "Tsunami Tuesday," the date many liberal states have bumped up their primary to, ahead of primaries of more conservative states. According to the Times:

    giuliani  2.jpgMr. Giuliani's campaign ... is eyeing a path to the nomination that would try to de-emphasize the early states in which abortion opponents wield a great deal of influence. Instead, they would focus on the so-called mega-primary of Feb. 5, in which voters in states like California, New York and New Jersey are likely to be more receptive to Mr. Giuliani's social views than voters in Iowa and South Carolina.

    Giuliani is gambling he can win the nomination as the sole abortion enthusiast from a field of 10 with a minority of like-minded social liberals.

    According to Time magazine, Giuliani has "decided that the reign of social conservatives is coming to an end. 'He understands that there are a lot of Republicans out there who are sick of everyone kowtowing to the single-issue extremists,' said one veteran Republican observer in Washington. 'He's breaking from the pack.'"

    (Why does the mainstream media never question whether Democrat voters are getting sick of their party's extremists, like the entire lot of presidential candidates, all of whom support partial-birth abortion?)

    The conservative response, via the Times...

    Continue reading my column today, "Rudy's unholy jihad," on WorldNetDaily.com.


    May 9, 2007
    New Stanek WND column: "Rosie's pro-life Haiku crockapoo"


    Rosie O'Donnell has confounded me. She has taken a pro-life position, and it has ticked me off.

    On May 1, the radical liberal (thinks 9-11 was an inside job) posted this Haiku crockapoo on her blog following the announcement by her conservative sparring partner on "The View," Elisabeth Hasselbeck, that she was pregnant:

    on the view
    u have seen my last hasselbeck spat
    2 day was it
    no more - its done

    there is a new life
    there - inside
    and in the end
    what else matters

    Revering the miracle of pregnancy is great. Showing consideration, like giving a pregnant mother a seat on the bus, is also great.

    But patronizing, no.

    rosie and elizabeth.jpgI cannot imagine anyone else in the public eye linguistically patting a pregnant mother on the tummy as O'Donnell did, saying, in so many words, "I have decided to no longer debate issues of the day with you for fear you might faint from overexcitement."

    I could endure some of that, and having been pregnant over two years of my life, I have.

    But not from O'Donnell. She's repulsively hypocritical on this issue, just as eager to toss a "new life" to human wolves if it suits her politically or personally.

    Less than two weeks prior on "The View," O'Donnell defended the most disgusting procedure of them all (to date), partial-birth abortion....

    How I wish Elisabeth had announced her pregnancy before this exchange....

    Continue reading my column today, "Rosie's pro-life Haiku crockapoo," on WorldNetDaily.com.


    May 2, 2007
    New Stanek WND column: "The Forced Abortion Act"


    Promoters call it the Freedom of Choice Act, which is actually true. If passed, it would retroactively and forever free the abortion industry to infinity and beyond from every "federal, state and local statute, ordinance, regulation, administrative order, decision, policy [and] practice," encumbering abortion in any way whatsoever.

    Pro-aborts reintroduced FOCA immediately following the Supreme Court's April 18 decision upholding the Partial Birth Abortion Ban with expressions of financial panic not seen since the stock market crashed in 1929.....

    Pro-lifers have aborted FOCA several times since the 1980s, but terrified pro-abortion politicians and abortion-industry thugs fearing for their deathlihood seized on the Supreme partial-birth abortion decision to attempt a do-over.

    Public relations aficionados that they are, Planned Parenthood and other industry leeches reassured us in press statements they intended not just to rescue partial-birth abortion for America but also every other equally "seismic" and "grim" Supreme Court anti-abortion decision that might be made ever after....

    Under FOCA, no abortion procedure could be touched with a 10-foot legal crochet hook.... This would have to include Everything Delivered But The Big Toe Abortions, which Sen. Barbara Boxer infamously refused to say should be illegal during an enlightening exchange with then-Sen. Rick Santorum on the Senate floor in 1999....

    Continue reading my column today, "The Forced Abortion Act," on WorldNetDaily.com.


    April 27, 2007
    March of Dimes II

    I extended my April 26 March of Dimes blog post into a WorldNetDaily.com column, which was published today.

    MOD's first 2007 WalkAmerica fundraiser is tomorow. Pro-lifers need to know that money they donate to MOD may go to support the culture of death.


    In addition to the information I blogged yesterday is this and more, in today's column:

    MOD claims, "MOD policy states that abortion is not the solution to the problem of birth defects. The MOD has long maintained its neutrality on the issue of abortion," which is to say MOD was opposed to abortion before it went neutral on abortion.

    But elsewhere MOD betrays its ambiguous PR attempt. In a fact sheet about fertility treatment and the risks of carrying multiples, MOD states, "The fertility treatment program... should follow the professional and ethical guidelines of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine...."

    The professional and ethical guidelines of ASRM include testing embryos for defects before implanting them during the in vitro fertilization process and "multifetal pregnancy reduction," i.e., abortion, when pregnant with two or more babies.


    MOD has also conducted at least one workshop on "preimplantation genetic diagnosis" for defective embryos.

    So, one way MOD accomplishes its mission statement of "preventing birth defects and infant mortality," is by destroying preborn humans with birth defects, who incidentally might have grown into infants who died - killing two birds with one stone.

    MOD also supports federally funded embryonic stem cell experimentation and itself funds fetal tissue experimentation.

    MOD has also given grants to Planned Parenthood, although it says these were not for abortion but for "preconception health services and for prenatal education services." The term "shell game" comes to mind....

    Finish reading my column today, "EXTRA Stanek 4-27 column: "March of Dimes marches for death," at WorldNetDaily.com.


    April 25, 2007
    New Stanek WND column: "Aborted alive in the UK vs. USA"


    The British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology published a startling report in its March 2007 issue.

    During a 10 year period from 1995-2004, researchers found that 18 of 20 hospitals in a sampled section of the UK committed a type of abortion procedure that resulted in babies being aborted still alive.

    Researchers found that one in 30 of babies aborted by this induced labor abortion procedure were delivered alive, living an average of 80 minutes. A few lived several hours. This statistic increased to one in 10 when babies were aborted at the gestational age of 23 weeks, the current medically drawn line of viability.

    This study supports my belief that induced labor abortion is being rampantly committed in U. S. hospitals and abortion mills.

    But my theory can't be corroborated because U. S. government officials are loath to uncover the extent of this practice.....

    Finish reading my column today, "Stanek 4-25 column: Aborted alive in the UK vs. USA," at WorldNetDaily.com.


    April 4, 2007
    New Stanek WND column, "Run didn't run to abortion"


    The MTV reality-show family who made a courageous choice....

    The third season of MTV's reality show "Run's House," which begins April 9, will feature a poignant episode.

    Rev. Run Simmons, 42, was a founding member and lead vocalist of the '80s rap group Run-DMC and is now a preacher. He and his wife of 12 years, Justine, 43, are parents to five children, ages 10-23. The oldest three are from Run's first marriage.

    run's house 6.jpgThe reality show centers around family life at their New Jersey home. The cliffhanger ending of season two was Justine's announcement to Rev. Run as cameras rolled that she was pregnant, and their subsequent announcement together to their children through a guessing game of charades.

    What viewers will learn in season three is the baby, born Sept. 26, 2006, and named Victoria Anne, died two hours after she was born....

    They will also learn Run and Justine were told midway through her pregnancy the baby had a birth defect, omphalocele, which causes abdominal organs to grow outside the body.

    The Simmonses opted not to abort. They also opted not to tell their children before delivery so that real responses and emotions would be filmed.

    So viewers will see the Simmons children being brought into the hospital room and told on camera by Justine that their sister has died.....

    Finish reading my column today, "Stanek 4-4 column: "Run didn't run to abortion," at WorldNetDaily.com.


    March 28, 2007
    New Stanek WND column, "Elizabeth Edwards still lauds culture of death"


    CNN has reported that on her first day back on the campaign trail after disclosing she had bone cancer, Elizabeth Edwards promoted human embryo experimentation. Speaking at a Cleveland fundraiser, she said:


    "I think that we're foolhardy to not be engaging in federal funding of stem-cell research in the most aggressive way we possibly can"....

    "If people think that you're throwing babies out, dissecting children, to do stem-cell research, I'm not for that," [she] said....

    Edwards noted that stem-cell work uses blastocysts containing clumps of 16 or 32 cells that were collected by fertility clinics but are no longer needed and would otherwise be thrown away....

    Edwards' statement was wrong on a critical point, that the only human embryos being experimented upon are fertility clinic leftovers....

    It was also bizarre of Edwards to say she opposed "dissecting children," although I guess it's a plus.

    edwards2.jpgThose aside, the ironies are profound. In addition to supporting the embryo experimentation, both John and Elizabeth are pro-abortion.

    Yet, of all people they should revere the sanctity of life more than most. They lost a son at age 16 in a car accident. Following that, Elizabeth underwent fertility treatments to give birth at the age of 48 and 50.

    Now Elizabeth has incurable bone cancer. Bone. Bone is where blood cells are made. Bone marrow is just another term for a certain type of adult stem cells....

    Finish reading my column today, "Elizabeth Edwards still lauds culture of death," at WorldNetDaily.com.

    [Photo, top right, courtesy of CNN]


    March 21, 2007
    New Stanek WND column, "Abort gay babies?"


    For some time now, gays have attributed their sexual behavior to genetics. They attempt to bolster their point by strangely lamenting, "Why would anyone choose this life?" Said Rosie O'Donnell, for instance:

    I don't think you choose whether or not you are gay. Who would choose it? It's a very difficult life.... I think life is easier if you're straight.... [I]f I could pick, would I rather have my children have to go through the struggles of being gay in America or being heterosexual? I would say heterosexual.


    The Associated Press reported March 14 on the rising "furor" over an article by Rev. Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, for "suggesting that a biological basis for homosexuality may be proven, and that prenatal treatment to reverse gay orientation would be biblically justified," according to the AP....

    I am more interested in this quandary Mohler presented, which the AP overlooked:

    Feminists and political liberals have argued for decades now that a woman should have an unrestricted right to an abortion, for any cause or for no stated cause at all. How can they now complain if women decide to abort fetuses identified as homosexual? This question involves both abortion and gay rights – the perfect moral storm of our times....

    Liberals are also taking notice of the potential for homosexual feticide....

    Read my column today, "Abort gay babies?" at WorldNetDaily.com.


    March 14, 2007
    New Stanek column, "Sean Hannity vs. the Catholic Church"

    My column this week will only be available on my website....

    You would never know Sean Hannity is a pro-life Catholic by his interview March 9 with Fr. Thomas Euteneuer, president of Human Life International.

    Euteneuer is a highly respected leader in the pro-life movement and a priest. He appeared on Fox's Hannity and Colmes by invitation to challenge Hannity on his unorthodox support of contraception. Euteneuer said he previously wrote Hannity in 2004 an unanswered request to meet.

    Euteneuer was prompted to publicly denounce Hannity's departure from Catholic (and sola scriptura as well, I believe) teaching after listening to Hannity's March 2 radio show when Hannity glibly apologized for accidentally eating meat on a Lenten Friday.

    Euteneuer responded in a newsletter...

    If apologies are the order of the day, then the repentance I would like to hear out of Sean Hannity's mouth is for his shameless - even scandalous - promotion of birth control. Yes, I have heard him personally say, "I have no problem with birth control. It's a good thing." (Another bit of profound theological reasoning.)....

    The moral of the story is that Catholic men and women in the media need to be truly Catholic or at least stop being hypocrites.

    ... which is what prompted the call to appear on Hannity and Colmes.

    If you haven't watched the video, you should.

    I was appalled not just by the disrespect Hannity showed Euteneuer but also by the same cheap shots he dispensed toward Catholic leaders as would a liberal. After all that, Hannity bizarrely challenged Euteneuer to a credentials duel....

    Hannity began by invoking, "Judge not lest you be judged," certainly the best known and most abused verse in the Bible, solely flaunted by those being called to account. Any year now I expect "Matthew 7:1" signs to replace "John 3:16" signs behind football goalposts.

    In context this verse means not to judge hypocritically or self-righteously. In actuality, the Bible cautions us to judge carefully between good and bad people and things.

    I'm sure Hannity does this all the time. When his daughter begins dating, for instance, Hannity will certainly "judge" poorly the boy knocking at his door dressed in Goth with a nose ring and pupils the size of pinheads.

    Hannity then hit below the belt: "Maybe you ought to spend a little more time that our Church covered up one of the worst sex scandals and I wasn't involved in it. And the fact that public people after that are willing to still be Catholic is something you should be applauding. Considering the levels of corruption at the highest levels of the Church was frankly embarrassing to every person."

    I could not provide a clearer or meaner example of the psychological defense mechanism called deflection - when someone mentions something that embarrasses another person, and that person redirects the conversation to someone else as bad or worse.

    In other words, Hannity was saying the Catholic Church has no moral standing because amongst its leaders have been found sinners, for which it has repented, by the way. Hannity's rule would silence every Christian church since Jesus ascended.

    Does Hannity really want his Church to reward those who stuck with it during a nasty time by going silent on sin? Apparently so, at least Hannity's sin.

    Then Hannity switched gears as if to say he knew as much or more on the topic than Euteneuer anyway: "Do you know that I went to a seminary? Do you know that I studied Latin? Do you know that I studied theology?"

    I'll tell you something. I never went to seminary, I never studied Latin, and I'm not even a Catholic. But I have studied Catholic doctrine on contraception, and I get what the Catholic Church is saying about it and its connection to abortion. And I have to wonder how Hannity spent his time in seminary.

    Hannity finally pulled a combo "everybody's-doing-it/lesser-of-two-evils" line from the liberal playbook: "Understanding there are self control issues for all in society, understanding that people don't share the Catholic faith... would you not rather they use birth control than abortion, sir?"

    Euteneuer pointed out 60% of aborting mothers are using contraception. Had he been given time, I'm sure he would have also said some methods of contraception actually cause abortions.

    There was more to the conversation, but Hannity's closing salient question was, "Why don't you work on real important issues instead of superfluous issues?"

    In simplest terms, contraception means "anti-conception." The contraception mentality is merely the embryonic form of the abortion mentality.

    This is not a superfluous issue.


    March 11, 2007
    Part II: Stanek WND column, "3rd annual Abortionist of the Year award"

    The number of comments for this March 7 post reached 330+, and people began having problems entering comments. So I am by this post launching a continuation of that thread. To access the original post and comments, go here.


    Read march 7 column, "3rd annual Abortionist of the Year award," at WorldNetDaily.com.


    March 7, 2007
    Part I: Stanek WND column, "3rd annual Abortionist of the Year award"


    I'm so excited! The National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers is just three days away - Saturday, March 10!

    We will not likely get to celebrate this unholiest of unholy days with the actual dirty deed doers themselves, since I anticipate their inspirational work ethic will compel them to labor (pardon the pun) on coincidentally the most profitable day of their week.

    But we can certainly show our support through the sincerest form of flattery, imitation, except... hmm... there's not much to imitate that won't get us thrown in prison. Well, at least we can wear red!

    And, of course, we can all laud together the Third Annual Abortionist of the Year!

    Before I name that person, I must confess it was difficult to dredge up nominees for this year's prize, because we lost an alarming number of shop choppers to arrest or license revocation during the past 12 months.

    Oh dear, and we were already scraping the bottom of the barrel.

    Take abortionist Reffat Kamel Abofreka of Virginia, for instance, who would have made a spectacular nominee had he not....

    Continue reading my WorldNetDaily.com column today, "3rd annual Abortionist of the Year award."

    **Due to the extended number of comments to this post, I am closing this thread and launching a new post. Please go here to comment on this topic. Thanks.


    March 1, 2007
    New Stanek WND column: "Italian abortion mafia"


    One of the best scenes in the Godfather movie trilogy was in "Godfather II," when Kay Corleone (Diane Keaton) told her husband Michael (Al Pacino) she was taking their two children and leaving him. The dialogue:

    Michael: Do you expect me to let you take my children from me?.... Don't you know that's an impossibility, that that could never happen, that I'd use all my power to keep something like that from ever happening?.... I know you blame me for losing the baby. Yes. I know what that meant to you. Kay. I swear I'll make it up to you.... I'll change. And you'll forget about this miscarriage, and we'll have another child, and we'll go on, you and I, we'll go on.

    kay.jpgKay: Oh - oh, Michael, Michael, you are blind. It wasn't a miscarriage. It was an abortion, an abortion, Michael! Just like our marriage is an abortion, something that's unholy and evil. I didn't want your son, Michael! I wouldn't bring another one of your sons into this world! It was an abortion, Michael. It was a son, a son, and I had it killed, because this must all end. I know now that it's over. I knew it then. There would be no way, Michael, no way you could ever forgive me, not with this Sicilian thing that's been going on for 2,000 years....


    Michael: You won't take my family!

    And she doesn't.

    That spontaneous slap was the reaction of a real man who a woman had just told she aborted his baby. Compare that to the modern day cowardly male response, "It's your choice. Whatever you decide, I'll support you." Or worse, his threat to abandon her if she does not abort.

    It was this fierce devotion to family that strangely endeared us to the Corleone men despite their otherwise heinous behavior.

    In fact, Mafiosos aside, the Italian culture has always evoked thoughts of large, loving families.

    No longer. Legalized abortion has poisoned Italy.

    According to several foreign or Christian news reports like this one in SperoNews.com:

    A 13-year-old girl is in the psychiatric unit of an Italian hospital after a forced abortion....

    Continue reading my WorldNetDaily.com column today, "Italian abortion mafia."


    February 21, 2007
    New Stanek WND column, "Why not mandate condoms for boys?"


    It doesn't seem fair that legislators are focusing solely on adolescent girls to try to slow the spread the sexually transmitted disease human papillomavirus....

    Lawmakers around the country are introducing legislation faster than sperm swims mandating that 11- and 12-year-old girls be injected with the three-dose HPV vaccination regimen (well, maybe six, or more, since the vaccine has only been proven to last four years)....

    But the feminist in me says this mandated vaccine is patriarchal. After all, women already bear almost all the responsibility for sex-without-consequences.

    We're the ones who have to ingest birth control pills packed with female steroids, or transport that copper IUD with the weird vibes it sends throughout our uteruses and who knows where else, or insert that clumsy diaphragm, or wear those birth control patches that cause heart attacks. And then we end up pregnant anyway and have to get the abortions or raise the products of conception as single moms.

    And now we're being asked to assume accountability for STDs, too? No.

    So when the New York Post reported Feb. 16 that the city of New York has launched a campaign to distribute 26 million condoms during rush hour in subway stations, I had an idea....

    Continue reading my WorldNetDaily.com column today, "Why not mandate condoms for boys?"


    February 14, 2007
    New Stanek WND column, "The link between HPV and lung cancer"


    Gov. Rick Perry is still drawing a barrage of criticism for signing on executive order almost two weeks ago forcing Texan parents to vaccinate their adolescent daughters against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus.

    Perry rationalized, according to the Houston Chronicle, "If the medical community developed a vaccine for lung cancer, would the same critics oppose it, claiming it would encourage smoking?"

    I have considered that analogy myself. It is perfect. Lung cancer is predominantly caused by a destructive behavior, cigarette smoking, which also causes a myriad of other health problems.

    So to answer Perry's question, everyone would welcome a lung cancer vaccine, but wouldn't turn around and say, "Great, let's all smoke!" Because we know smoking causes other cancers like laryngeal, esophageal, stomach and pancreatic as well as health problems like heart disease and infertility.

    Furthermore, this behavior endangers the health of other people who come in contact with the smoker, like babies born with low birth weight.

    Interestingly, the most ardent critics of smoking are lawmakers, who have increasingly sought to discourage this destructive behavior by making it more difficult.

    HPV is also the consequence of a destructive behavior, sex outside of marriage.....

    Continue reading my WorldNetDaily.com column today, "The link between HPV and smoking."

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    February 7, 2007
    New Stanek WND column: "Incrementalists and purists vs. the South Dakota abortion ban"


    Over the 34 years abortion has been legal in the U. S., pro-life organizations have adapted certain philosophies.

    I'm thinking now of strategists who incrementally plot our legal course based on court decisions and a head count of pro-life and anti-life judges. I'm also thinking of purists who won't support legislation with compromises or exceptions. No stopgaps allowed.

    The South Dakota abortion bans of 2006 and 2007 present quandaries for both these camps....

    For purists, the evidence starkly suggests even a plurality of pro-life voters will only vote for an abortion ban with exceptions. Furthermore, prospects for passage of a human life amendment to the U. S. Constitution are bleak, since it would require ratification by three-fourths of the states....

    As for incremental strategists, at least two national pro-life organizations opposed the South Dakota ban last year, stating the time was not ripe to trigger the Supreme Court's response to whether Roe v. Wade was indeed constitutional, since the Court is currently weighted 5-4 against us....

    Continue reading my WorldNetDaily.com column today, ""Incrementalists and purists vs. the South Dakota abortion ban."

    Also see bonus notes augmenting my column on page 2 of my blog. These were gleaned from a speech given by South Dakota state Rep. Roger Hunt on Feb. 3

    Bonus notes from Stanek's Feb. 7 WND column, "Incrementalists and purists vs. the South Dakota abortion ban":

    I attended a speech given by South Dakota state Rep. Roger Hunt on Feb. 3 and learned interesting facts about the backdrop of South Dakota's abortion bans and the bans themselves.

    As I mentioned in my column, what I found most reassuring was that crafters wrote the bans with Supreme Court Justice Kennedy in mind. Kennedy is a swing voter on abortion who has written extensively both in agreement and dissent about his Court's decisions on abortion cases throughout the years.

    Other points Rep. Hunt made in his speech:

  • The population of South Dakota is 750,000. It is a pro-life state. Over 75% of the public say they are pro-life. The legislature is truly a citizens' legislature in that it meets only 40 days a year, enabling it to do a number of things not possible in other states. South Dakota is one of few states that could pass a ban, based on its culture, legislature, and history. Six or seven states are looking at ban bills.

  • The legislature has been chipping away at abortion since the early 1990s. For instance:

    o The state now requires abortion clinics and abortionists to report certain information to the Department of Health, which the legislature uses as a basis for arguing some of our issues. Abortion reporting has established 85% of aborting mothers in SD do so for convenience and less than 2% of abortions are for rape/incest.

    o Abortion clinics must now be licensed, and the law requires parental notification.

    o There are now standards for disposal of aborted babies to establish respect.

    o There is now an "unborn child victims of vehicular homicide" law.

    o An informed consent law is now making its way through the courts. It requires abortionists to discuss the mother/child bond. Interestingly, Planned Parenthood got out of the case due to depositions which were showing doctors are almost absent from the abortion procedure.

  • In 2005 legislators established a task force to study the impact of abortion on women. "No state legislature before had bothered to do its homework," said Hunt. There is now much medical and scientific information not available in 1973. Roe v. Wade did not discuss the harm of abortion to women, for instance. Additionally, molecular biology has given us the ability to have genetic understanding of the essence and beginning of human life. This task force gave the basis for introducing HB1215, the absolute abortion ban in 2006. It was passed by a supermajority of both houses and signed by pro-life governor.

  • Planned Parenthood said HB1215 had no rape/incest exceptions, although it did. The problem was the bill was so carefully crafted on these exceptions it did not include the word, "rape." Planned Parenthood hit on that point constantly, and our side was never able to get the message across and had to contend with being called extremists.

  • "The loss of 1215 was not easy to take," said Hunt. "But there was a benefit. It showed that even in a good pro-life state like South Dakota, a ban could not have no exceptions. We would like pure legislation. We tried. We now have to go with Plan B." The new ban, HB1293, has clear, clean language, which defines exceptions but excludes loopholes. A poll taken February first of 6,300 South Dakotans showed 55% favored the new bill and 45% did not, which was the reverse of last fall's referendum outcome.

  • Rep. Hunt did not think Planned Parenthood would call for a new referendum. While the other side has trained the public that the rape/incest exception is acceptable, Planned Parenthood trapped itself by stating a ban needed exceptions. Rep. Hunt thought Planned Parenthood would litigate the new ban in federal district court, asking for an injunction. The issue would be litigated in South Dakota for 1.5-2 years. Whoever loses would take it to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, and then the Supreme Court. No one can know whether the Supremes would agree to hear the case or whether they will rule our way.

  • In response to the concern that the South Dakota abortion ban would make its way through the courts prematurely, before the U. S. Supreme Court was decidedly pro-life, Rep. Hunt stated, "I don't have a crystal ball. I don't know the perfect time to introduce legislation of this nature. Every year that goes by millions of children die. I don't know if waiting will help. But I do know this will energize people. We have to reverse thinking in the culture. This is one way."

  • Rep. Hunt is an attorney. He looks at all legal arguments before introducing legislation and therefore has a 65% success rate of bills introduced. "In this case," said Hunt, "South Dakota has a couple of legal arguments":

    o "Our constitution says lawmakers are to protect life. Take that argument and our history, and you have a substantive argument in our favor based on the 10th Amendment clause. This is in the original Bill of Rights. If a particular power has not been granted to the federal government, it is reserved to the states. This gives considerable greats rights to states. The day is drawing closer that the Supreme Court will be faced with key states' rights decisions. Just what, if any, are the limitations of the 10th Amendment?

    o "Our other argument is there are 33 years of new information unknown to the 1973 Supreme Court. The best analogy is Brown vs. Board of Education [1954]. After Plessy vs. Ferguson [1896], the NAACP came in with new information and the Supreme Court did a 180 degree turn."

  • Rep. Hunt reminded "purists" that although the South Dakota ban has exceptions, if it invokes the Supreme Court to deactivate Roe v. Wade, many states have trigger laws in place with no exceptions. "So this bill could help them get their perfect bill enacted in their states," said Hunt.

  • Rep. Hunt read a quote from a Homily by Bishop Paul J. Swain of the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls during his Mass for Life on Jan. 22, 2007: "Accepting the premise that a complete ban on abortions is not politically possible at this point, some ask whether Catholics could support legislation that allows exceptions for rape and incest. Without commenting on any specific proposal, there is in Catholic moral theology a principle of gradualism that would permit a Catholic in good conscience to support and vote for a lesser ban with the intention of diminishing as much evil as possible, and protecting the most life possible. It suggests while one would prefer to save all lives, saving nine out of ten lives if one is able is a good, of course deeply regretting that all ten cannot be saved. Supporting such a position must be done with the clear understanding that one is not compromising the principle of sanctity of all life, and that if and when the opportunity arises rescinding the exceptions would be sought."

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    January 25, 2007
    New Stanek WND column, "The AP's fetus frenzy"


    You would have a difficult time figuring out Barack Obama supports infanticide by the Jan. 17 Associated Press story entitled, "Obama record may be gold mine for critics."

    Each of five times the AP referred to Obama's votes as state senator against legislation to stop infanticide, it softened the blow to make it unintelligible to the fetus on the street....

    Any dictionary defines "fetus" as "an unborn or unhatched vertebrate ... a developing human from usually three months after conception to birth"....

    But the AP couldn't admit abortion has extended to killing born children in the U.S.:

    [Obama] voted against requiring medical care for aborted fetuses who survive....

    Giving noncredit where it's due, the AP is not the only mainstream media outlet to handle the topic of babies aborted alive with fetus gloves....

    The Southern Illinoisan reported Jan. 21, "Obama voted against a measure designed to protect what supporters termed live babies born during abortion procedures," as if pro-lifers made that term up....

    Continue reading my column today, "The AP's fetus frenzy," on WND.com.


    January 17, 2007
    New Stanek WND column, "When Obama chose his church over his state"


    The fix may have been in on Barack Obama's opposition as state senator to Illinois' Born Alive Infant Protection Act, aka support of infanticide.

    I've always wondered what compelled Obama not to just vote against Born Alive but attempt single-handedly to thwart its passage, not once, not twice, but three times....

    So with the new information out about Obama these days, I re-examined the evidence and found some
    interesting facts....

    Obama is a member of Trinity United Church of Christ. Its parent denomination, the UCC, controls half of Advocate Health Care, which owns Christ Hospital, where I discovered in 1999 babies were being aborted alive.

    Obama's pastor was a member of the pre-Advocate board from 1986-89. One current prominent Advocate board member is a pastor who previously served at TUCC. Another board member is a former executive minister of TUCC....

    Continue reading my column today, "When Obama chose his church over his state," on WND.com.


    January 12, 2007
    Abortion and eternal lives

    Here's a note I received and accompanying testimony, both of which the author gave me permission to post:


    I enjoyed reading your column, "Is God allowing abortion to save eternal lives?" What I found missing was the fact that many abortions (I've heard 20%) are committed by women who are professed Christians. Sadly, I have to include myself in that percent.

    I have recently started telling my story and would love to share it with you. I think this is something that we do not discuss enough in the church and find that by sharing my story of sin and God's forgiveness that it is opening up a lot of dialogue with fellow christian singles who have confided similar stories to me. My story is attached.

    Thank you for your research, insight and for being willing to look beyond the surface.

    Read R's testimony on page 2. I responded to her that it was remarkably close to mine, even down to the Psalms speaking personally to me during times of need. I added, one thing I've learned is I'm incredibly prone to sin - my propensity freaks me out, actually - and it is only through continually trying to stay attached to my Father that I stand any chance of not slipping off the Rock.

    R's testimony:

    Where I come from -

    - My dad was a missionary pilot in the Philippines, Bible college graduate, deeply involved in church ministry – choir, singles activities, youth groups... AND most importantly, a sinner who has been forgiven of all my sins.

    Salvation - Age 15 during a Missions Conference at school. Having grown up knowing that Christ died for my sins, it wasn't until I was 15 that I realized I needed to acknowledge I am a sinner and ask God to forgive me. It went from being a head thing (something I knew) to a heart thing (something I believed).

    The Testing of my Faith... was very subtle

    - A few years after graduating from college, I was in a good job, driving a nice sports car and had moved out of my parents house and was living on my own

    - Where I began to fail... Became overconfident in myself, lost sight of God in the midst of my success, Stopped private prayer, reading and studying Scripture and separated myself from God, where my strength for life had come from and quit going to church

    - I became a very lonely person and for the next three years, spent my time looking for happiness in other areas of life... partying to the point that my work began to suffer, excessive drinking, sexual impurity, and particularly in looking for fulfillment through relationships with the wrong kind of men - to the point of being involved in both an emotionally and physically abusive relationship and later living with someone

    Two years ago, after a long series of selfish choices, God sat me down hard. I had reached a point in my rollercoaster of relationships where everything I had ever believed was challenged, and I made the wrong choice - I was pregnant and I chose to have an abortion rather than ruin my career or let my parents find out what my lifestyle was.

    Over the course of the next several months, I struggled ALONE with deep depression, suicidal thoughts, anger and the guilt and shame of what I had done. I had shattered my family's trust in me, emerged from a destructive relationship barely intact and was so absolutely overwhelmed by my sins that I spent nights crying in despair, wondering how I had reached this point in my life and wondering how in the world God could ever love me back to himself. 1John 3:9 says that no one born of God can live at peace with sin and God finally had my attention.

    After a couple of months, I knew I could not do it alone anymore. I finally began taking painful steps to make changes in my world and life, beginning with the very difficult job of telling my family what I had done and then asking for their forgiveness - which was granted without question. I began attending Christian counseling and after many months of prayer and working through my grief, understood the depth of God's love and forgiveness. It was like taking a warm shower after being out in the cold snow all day... Completely washing over and covering me.

    What impacted my world for the better in that dark time …

    - A family that practices total forgiveness

    - Scripture came alive... I would be reading a verse and it would come alive to me - particularly the Psalms

    - God's grace became SO much more tangible to me

    - Understanding the following:
    Salvation is unconditional; friendship with the Father is conditional.
    Our status in the family of God is unconditional, but our intimacy with Christ is conditional.
    No matter what I do, I will always be a part of the family of God.

    So where does that leave me?

    - Growing - knowing the joy of being accepted for who I am and that God doesn’t not hold my sins against me, but forgives completely

    - Daily awareness of the battle for my soul - I am constantly reminded of the battle when Satan tries to discourage me by telling me I'm not worth anything or when he tries to convince me that God can't love someone who has had an abortion.

    - My battle with pride and self-reliance is daily and I often lose that battle - still want to be successful in life, I occasionally want to strangle a co-worker, I still struggle with guilt and shame even though I have been forgiven

    - Small groups, Christian fellowship, hearing other's stories is vital to my spiritual growth, encourages my soul and keeps me accountable.

    - God is an integral part of my day - in all details, in my prayers, in my searching through scripture – song on the radio

    - Everything that happens, happens for a reason and everything works together for God's purpose. It's amazing to see how God brings opportunities for me to share my life experiences with others and to be an encouragement. I am joyful knowing that God will use my past and my story to help others understand His undeserved grace and unconditional love.


    January 10, 2007
    New Stanek WND column, "Barack Obama's constitutional crisis"


    Barack Obama considers himself a constitutional expert. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago for 10 years. Both are listed in the top 10 law schools in the country.

    But don't be fooled. Obama is constitutionally challenged in at least one key area.

    Example one comes from Obama's book, "Audacity of Hope" (page 53), where he quoted then misinterpreted the Declaration of Independence....

    Worse, here is what Obama said when arguing against Illinois' Born Alive Infants Protection Act, legislation to guard against infanticide, during Senate floor debate:

    I just want to suggest... that this is probably not going to survive constitutional scrutiny.

    Number one, whenever we define a pre-viable fetus as a person that is protected by the equal protection clause or the other elements in the Constitution, what we're really saying is, in fact, that they are persons....

    Incredible stuff. Not only did Obama make no sense, he showed just how far he would go to safeguard abortion.

    First, Obama contended age is a determining factor whether constitutional rights apply....

    Continue reading my column today, "Barack Obama's constitutional crisis," on WND.com.


    January 3, 2007
    New Stanek WND column, "Born Alive Veterans for Truth"


    On Jan. 10, 2005, newly elected U. S. Sen. Barack Obama sauntered a victory lap inside the Illinois state Capitol, where he had just tenured seven years as state senator.

    A journalist recently wrote that journalists can't seem to write about Obama these days without using the term "rock star." At that time, Obama was famous for the speech he gave five months prior at the Democratic National Convention but not yet the celebrity he is today, like the 1962 Beatles in Hamburg, to correlate.

    So as Obama bid farewell to former colleagues and staffers, he attracted small crowds but was still approachable.

    We happened to be at the Capitol that day, too, lobbying for the fifth year in a row for passage of Illinois' Born Alive Infant Protection Act.

    Oh, the irony. Obama had been the sole senator speaking against Born Alive on the Senate floor in 2001 and 2002 and had single-handedly killed it in a committee he chaired in 2003.

    My friend Fran did not want to let this caustic golden opportunity pass. So she pushed me forward as Obama ambled by....

    Continue reading my column today, "Born Alive Veterans for Truth," on WND.com.


    December 20, 2006
    New Stanek WND column: "Is God allowing abortion to save eternal lives?"


    A volunteer driving me from the airport to a pregnancy resource center speaking engagement described a heart-wrenching incident.

    She said during a recent luncheon with three friends, all four admitted to having abortions. One had never told anyone before that day....

    I am increasingly aware of the eternal lives God is saving through abortion. I don't understand. Can it be that God is allowing the catastrophe of abortion to save the eternal lives of the parents who kill their babies?....

    But there are many who do not accept God's forgiveness....

    Frankly, those who lament that their sin of abortion is unforgivable need to get over themselves. In actuality, they have a pride issue. They think their sin is more special than anyone else's who has ever lived.

    What's worse, people who don't seek and accept God's forgiveness about their abortions make matters worse. They don't get in the game because they feel like hypocrites....

    Continue reading my column today, "Is God allowing abortion to save eternal lives?," on WND.com.


    December 6, 2006
    New Stanek WND column: "Warren, Obama: It takes more than wings to fly"


    Despite pressure from social conservatives, Pastor Rick Warren refused to uninvite U.S. Sen. Barack Obama from his AIDS conference last week, although Obama is pro-abortion and pro-homosexual.

    During the conference, Warren explained, "You have to have two wings to fly," apparently a right wing and a left wing....

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    Warren said he invited Obama to speak at his conference because they both want to stop AIDS.

    This would be like me inviting Ted Kennedy to my pro-life conference because we both want to stop unplanned pregnancies. Ludicrous. Warren certainly knows ends don't justify means....

    In so many words Warren portrayed conservatives as bigoted for demanding that those we allow in our flock agree on all issues, as if that were actually true, and as if abortion and homosexuality were just issues to be lumped with all others.... Rather, they are directly related to AIDS....

    Exactly how will Obama and Warren take wing together to conquer AIDS, if Obama condones the top three causes of AIDS? ....

    Worst of all, Warren gave Obama a platform. He legitimized Obama, particularly among evangelicals. One consequence of this will be....

    Continue reading my column today, "Warren, Obama: It takes more than wings to fly," on WND.com.

    [Photo courtesy CNN.]


    November 22, 2006
    New Stanek WND column: "Abortion and the end of the world"


    The U.S. did not legalize abortion in a vacuum in 1973. The Guttmacher Institute, Planned Parenthood's research division, states abortion laws worldwide were undone "rapidly" between 1950 and 1985.

    Guttmacher estimates 46 million babies are aborted worldwide each year. This means almost 1 billion babies have been aborted worldwide just during the past 20 years.

    If current world population is 6.5 billion, as the U.S. Census Bureau indicates, all must acknowledge the profound impact of abortion on the human race, no matter where they stand on abortion.

    In that regard, I have some theories on the impact of abortion on world history....

    Continue reading my column today, "Abortion and the end of the world," on WND.com.


    November 15, 2006
    New Stanek WND column, "GOP + Gays = Anti-Life"


    I wrote in my previous column that revelations during the final weeks of the autumn 2006 election season shifted my thinking on why national Republican Party leaders have been reticent to advance the life issue.

    It may be too easy to dismiss them as cowards. It may well be they are compromised.

    The revelations were of corruption and homosexuality among legislators and influential staff....

    The homosexual and abortion lobbies are evil twins with the same agenda. They work together. This is
    something pro-lifers must get. We may focus on one issue, but homosexual activists focus on two, and one of those is ours.

    In October gay activists circulated a paper called "The List" to conservative groups outing several high ranking queer GOP staffers. The List supposedly included names of homosexual legislators along with nine chiefs of staffs, two press secretaries and two directors of communications. It listed conservative legislators those staffers worked for....

    Continue reading my column today, "GOP + Gays = Anti-Life," on WND.com.


    November 13, 2006
    New Stanek WND column: "11/7: Day of disaster for pro-lifers?"


    The election news could not have appeared grimmer in the immediate aftermath. South Dakota's abortion ban went down. Parental notification lost in California and Oregon. Missourians approved the embryonic stem cell initiative. Kansans condoned child rape and illegal late-term abortions by ousting Attorney General Phill Kline.

    Add to that the loss of the GOP Senate majority, which means for starters no more conservative judges, and the loss of the GOP House majority, which means for starters a promised bill within the first 100 hours of the new session to federally fund embryonic stem cell research, and, well ...

    But as I reviewed and processed, I became angry.

    Why? With whom?

    Continue reading my column today, "11/7: Day of disaster for pro-lifers?" on WND.com.


    November 10, 2006
    New Stanek WND column: "Legitimizing partial-birth abortion"


    On November 6, the Chicago Tribune nicely advanced the abortion industry's talking points regarding the Partial Birth Abortion Ban.

    Those talking points, which I was in court to hear Wednesday, were that Congress "absolutely betrayed" a 2000 Supreme Court ruling against Nebraska's partial-birth abortion ban by basically resubmitting the same ban in 2003 that the Court previously ruled was vague and excluded a health exception.

    The Trib article will likely be typical of the mainstream media, so I want to address its bias.

    You'd think the Trib would have analyzed the issues of vagueness and health between the two bans, but it did not. You'd think the Trib would have at least explained what partial-birth abortion is, but it did not.

    Rather, the Tribune led with a tragic story of a mother who "may" have undergone a partial-birth abortion after discovering she was carrying a terminally ill baby, only admitting at the end of the story she didn't have a partial-birth abortion at all....

    Continue reading my column today, "Legitimizing partial-birth abortion" on WND.com.


    October 25, 2006
    New Stanek WND column, "The power of suppression"


    "God gave his people lots of babies; soon their numbers alarmed their foes." ~ Psalm 105:24

    The movers and shakers within the Democrat Party and mainstream media have conceded they can no longer muster majorities for their candidates based on party affiliation.

    When did they concede? When they unveiled the Mark Foley scandal.

    While the Foley October Surprise was partially intended to persuade moderates to vote Democrat, it was more intended to dissuade conservatives from voting at all. This was evidenced by the instantaneously spun news stories forecasting our suppressed vote....

    For pro-lifers, it comes down to this difference between parties: Last month 93 percent of Senate Republicans voted pro-life (for the Child Custody Protection Act), and 87 percent of Democrats voted pro-abortion (against CCPA).

    That's the real clear bottom line....

    "Make the most of every opportunity," said Paul in Colossians. If Republicans lose the House or Senate majority in November, it won't be the end of the world.

    But if so, it will likely be due to conservative apathy, as if liberals slipped Quaaludes into our drinks or siphoned gas from our cars - while we watched....

    Continue reading my column today, "The Democrats' vote-suppression scheme," on WND.com.


    October 11, 2006
    New Stanek WND column: "What lies beneath: MO's titanic stem cell initiative"


    Consider the iceberg: Only the tip is visible.

    Such is the short Missouri Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative to be voted on next month. Beneath it looms a titanic constitutional amendment.

    Amendment Two, as it is called, is a proportional Titanic. At five pages and 2,000 words, it is half the length of the entire United States Constitution. Its opening paragraph - conveniently omitted from promoter Missouri Coalition for Lifesaving Cures' website - lists 45 sections of the Constitution of Missouri it would incredibly delete or change.

    Amendment Two is also a linguistic Titanic. Crafted by researchers and groups with financial stakes in its passage, it is packed with convoluted legal and scientific jargon chopped up and buried in various places so it really says the opposite of what they say it says.

    Amendment Two's biggest lie: "No person may clone or attempt to clone a human being."

    To say that, crafters simply changed the definition of cloning to say a clone isn't a clone unless implanted in a mother's uterus.

    This is like saying you are not you unless you are in your house. If you leave your house, you are no longer you. You are a thing. And if you are caught outside your house, you can be dissected and sold for parts.

    Crafters said while they banned cloning, they endorsed "somatic cell nuclear transfer." This is like banning the killing of humans but endorsing the killing of Homo sapiens....

    Some other whoppers in Amendment Two....

    Continue reading my column today, "The deception of Missouri's titanic stem cell initiative," on WND.com.


    October 4, 2006
    New Stanek WND column: "Cut-and-run pro-lifers"


    We will have a pro-life president for only 15 more months.

    This is how we must think. The 2008 presidential election could result in a Clinton II or like-minded pro-abort in the White House. It is critical that we treat the next 15 months as critical.

    Conjectured is at least one and maybe two Supreme Court justices will retire during these 15 months. Both are pro-abortion.

    The Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade in 1973 by a vote of 7-2. If the Supremes were deciding it today, they would vote 5-4 in favor.

    We are so close to finally setting the stage to overturn Roe v. Wade.

    But the stage stands no chance of being set during the 15-month window if Democrats overtake the Senate....

    Pro-lifers planning to punish the Republican Party and Republican pro-life candidates next month for being less than perfect are behaving just like Democrats who advocate a cut-and-run strategy in Iraq....

    The Republican Party is our ally. Its leaders and politicians may be imperfect allies, but human history has only ever known one perfect ally (and people still complain about Him).... Meanwhile, the Democrat Party is our sworn enemy.... Here is a recent crystal clear example....

    For the 2006 election, we must keep our eyes on Roe v. Wade. Its demise is real if we vote to ensure pro-life justices are appointed to the Supreme Court....

    Continue reading my column today, "Cut-and-run pro-lifers," on WND.com.


    September 27, 2006
    New Stanek WND column: "Blame Frist if parental notification bill fails"


    Is it possible during the tenure of a Republican-controlled Congress and presidency that pro-life legislation with an 80 percent public approval rating won't pass?

    Yes. And if that happens, the responsibility will rest solely with one man: Republican Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist.

    The measure in question would make it a federal crime for non-parental adults to traffic minor girls for abortions across state lines without notifying her parents....

    We pro-lifers have done our part during the two months since Senate Democrats blocked this bill from advancing. We have focused our ire on the obstructionists....

    Last night House Republicans brilliantly called those Senate Democrats on their ruse by passing a
    new version of this legislation including an amendment they claimed to want, which pro-lifers approve, and kicking it back to the Senate.

    Does Frist have the resolve to defend our girls from rapists? Does he have the guts to battle Democrats head-on to do so? He must call for a vote on this legislation by Friday, the last day of session before the election.

    By the way, all this last-minute stuff is Frist's own fault. DC pro-lifers implored him to present this interstate parental notification bill in 2005, but he....

    Continue reading my column today, "Blame Frist if parental notification bill fails," on WND.com.

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    September 21, 2006
    New Stanek column on WND: "DOJ: Betraying aborted-alive babies?"


    In April 2004, a nurse named Abby* made an appointment with Richard Collier of the Legal Center for Defense to tell him of an incident she thought violated the Born Alive Infants Protection Act.

    Abby worked in the labor and delivery department of a major regional hospital in New Jersey. Abby told Collier about a baby boy who was aborted alive there earlier that year and placed in the "dirty room" until he died several hours later....

    The boy was between 20-23 weeks old and aborted after a doctor noticed on ultrasound his limbs were not measuring properly. He told the mother the baby would be born with abnormal arms and legs and sword-like feet.

    The procedure of choice was induced labor abortion, wherein a pill called Cytotec is inserted in the mother's birth canal every 4-8 hours to irritate the cervix until it opens....

    The baby was aborted alive. The nurse noticed he was clutching something in one fist. She pried the baby's fingers opened and saw he was grasping a Cytotec pill....

    Collier reported the incident to the U. S. Department of Justice. Abby began reporting other incidents to Collier, who reported them to the DOJ, such as that doctors were ordering nurses to chart live aborted babies' APGAR scores as "zero-zero," indicating they were born dead, not aive....


    Continue reading my column, "DOJ: Betraying aborted-alive babies?", on WND.com.


    August 30, 2006
    New Stanek column on WND: "Babes in Thailand rapists needn't leave U.S."
    So what if minor girls can't buy emergency contraceptives without a prescription?

    Their rapists can.

    When last week the FDA authorized over-the-counter access of ECs to women 18 and older, it also authorized over-the-counter access to men 18 and older.

    Why would men buy ECs?

    Ask them in Thailand, where ECs have been marketed for 20 years. In Thailand, ECs are advertised in men's magazines....

    I don't know whether acting FDA Commissioner Andrew von Eschenbach was caving to or cavorting with radical feminists when making his decision, but it was irresponsible and dangerous.

    Have you ever heard of the FDA making the high dose of any drug available on the store shelf while locking the lower dose in the pharmacy?

    Here's the magnitude of difference between prescription-only birth control pills and now nonprescription ECs: Planned Parenthood recommends taking 40 Ovrette brand birth control pills at one time to equal the dosage of the EC....

    Continue reading my column today, "Babes in Thailand needn't leave U.S.," on WND.com.


    August 16, 2006
    Stanek 8-16 column: Breaking news on Hialeah abortion clinic murder case

    My WorldNetDaily.com column today reveals breaking news about the baby that witnesses allege was placed kicking and gasping for air in a biohazard bag at an abortion clinic in Hialeah, Florida, on July 20, including:

    • The medical examiner has determined this baby was born alive.
    • The person putting the live baby in a biohazard bag has been identified as clinic owner Belkis Gonzales.
    • Clinic workers allegedly hid the baby on the roof the first time police searched the premises.
    • A police department official says if state attorneys come back with anything other than homicide charges, he will pitch a public fit.

    Read about all that and more in my column today, "Homicide in Hialeah - or illegal dumping?," on WND.com.

    Also read a news story related to my column on WorldNetDaily.com.

    And watch for a news article by Lynn Vincent on the Hialeah baby homicide online Thursday night on World Magazine's website and Friday in its print edition.


    August 9, 2006
    New Stanek column on WND: "Miami - legalized back-alley abortion capital of the US"


    Abortion proponents said making abortion legal would stop back-alley abortions. In reality, all legalizing abortion did was make back-alley abortions legal.

    I've previously written about characters like Krishna Rajanna, the fetus-eating abortionist in Kansas, and Rodolfo Finkelstein, the sexual pervert abortionist in Michigan.

    But now I've stumbled on a nest of abortionist snakes in Miami, certainly making it America's legalized back-alley abortion capital.

    Readers may have read news stories two weeks ago of workers at a Hialeah, Fla., abortion mill allegedly killing a newborn baby. Hialeah is next to Miami.

    That was merely the tip of the slice-and-dice-berg....

    Continue reading "Miami: Legalized back-alley abortion capital of the US" on www.WorldNetDaily.com.


    July 26, 2006
    New Stanek column on WND: "The impact of the fetus farming ban on embryonic stem cell research"


    Last week, the same day President Bush vetoed a bill that would have forced taxpayers to further subsidize embryonic stem-cell experimentation, he signed the Fetus Farming Prohibition Act of 2006.

    The former got lots of negative press; the latter caused barely a stir. The latter bode poorly for embryonic stem-cell research's public image. Better to ignore.

    At any rate, a ban on fetus farming wasn't controversial, passing unanimously in both the Senate and House. Fetus farming seems far-fetched.

    But ratifying FFPA scythed a huge swath through plans of embryonic stem-cell harvesters – laudable quick work by pro-life academics and politicos before the other side's powerful lobby could sway self-interested politicians and Americans. Here's why....

    Continue reading "Fetus farming shot to hell - where it belongs" on www.WorldNetDaily.com.


    July 19, 2006
    New Stanek column on WND: "Why Jesus Christ would not vote for Barack Obama"


    In February 2004, U.S. Senate candidate Barack Obama's wife, Michelle, sent a fund-raising letter with the "alarming news" that "right-wing politicians" had passed a law stopping doctors from stabbing half-born babies in the neck with scissors, suctioning out their brains and crushing their skulls.

    Michelle called partial-birth abortion "a legitimate medical procedure," and wouldn't supporters please pay $150 to attend a luncheon for her husband, who would fight against "cynical ploy[s]" to stop it?

    But that's not why Obama's opponent Alan Keyes said Jesus Christ wouldn't vote for him.

    Obama recalled Keyes' statement in a recent USA Today opinion piece but omitted his reasoning.

    I know his reasoning, because I was there....


    Continue reading "Why Jesus Christ would not vote for Barack Obama" on www.WorldNetDaily.com.

    [Cartoon courtesy of Chicago Sun-Times, published during the Obama-Keyes senate campaign.]


    June 29, 2006
    Discussion on women in the church

    I am in the middle of a big project with a deadline. Know that I am reading all your comments and plan to respond to them all, but I won't be able to get that until tomorrow afternoon. Keep writing. Additionally, I've received several emails and will post them tomorrow. I'm glad for this discussion, even if some of us disagree.

    posted at 7:19 AM

    June 28, 2006
    New Stanek column on WND: "Stained-glass ceiling"


    Those who don't know me may be surprised to learn I believe the Bible frees women to serve in church leadership just as men, provided they are gifted by the Holy Spirit and willing.

    Those who know me know this is a passion of mine second only to my passion to stop abortion. In fact, this topic was No. 1 for many years until displaced by a particular aborted baby boy.

    My position may sound feminist. But it is to the church's loss, and I believe a colossal sin, if she allows the modern-day obfuscation of feminist ideals or deep-seated prejudice to keep her from following biblical principles that free women to serve as God determines.

    My dander was raised when World Magazine's editor, Marvin Olasky, stated in his June 17 column....

    Continue reading my column today, "The stained-glass ceiling," on WorldNetDaily.com.

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    June 14, 2006
    New Stanek column on WND: "Quit De Wining about the Santorum Spectercle"


    A few weeks ago, I sent an e-mail to my list, encouraging Pennsylvania pro-lifers to support Republican Rick Santorum in his rebid for the U.S. Senate against Democrat Bob Casey.

    Both are pro-life, but because Santorum and the White House supported pro-abortion incumbent Arlen Specter in the 2004 Republican primary against pro-lifer Pat Toomey, pro-lifers consider him a traitor. Specter won 51-49 percent. Pro-lifers blame Santorum and Bush for the edge.

    This was typical of negative responses I received regarding my e-mail:

    Let Rick Santorum be the example to all the other Republican politicians that we will not allow them to play games with the lives of our unborn children, and if they do, they will be gone.

    I wish Santorum had not supported Specter. But would turning from Santorum help or hurt the pro-life cause?

    I submit it would hurt, badly. Here's why....

    Read my column today, "Quit De Wining about the Santorum Spectercle," on WorldNetDaily.com.

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    May 24, 2006
    New Stanek column on WND: "The lunatic fringe goes mainstream"


    Latter day feminists think abortion is not just fine, it's holy.

    debi.jpgWrote Debi Jackson, owner of Cincinnati Women's Services abortion mill, in a web post recently:

    Imagine... that a woman may create a ceremony... to be performed during the abortion or afterwards with family and friends in attendance... She may have a circle of women friends take part in the procedure itself - an ancient ritual of fertility, life, death, and rebirth....

    A Cincinnati City Beat article last year included a photo of Debi, "practic[ing] an ancient Chinese calming ritual.... Harmonic vibrations caused by rubbing the dragon bowl's brass handles create wavelets and jumping water."

    I'll tell you what's jumping, Debi. My skin is, that's what, you sicko.

    Then there's...

    Read today's column, "The lunatic fringe goes mainstream," on WorldNetDaily.com.


    May 17, 2006
    New Stanek column on WND: "The biggest boobs"


    According to its president, the National Breast Cancer Coalition has "revolutionized" public policy in the quest to eradicate breast cancer.

    NBCC has an odd way of running its revolution.

    On May 4, NBCC announced the Golden Boob Awards, to "highlight the biggest boobs of all - the organizations that are using breast cancer purely as a way to make money or to promote an ideology."

    NBCC's top nominee was the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, of which I am an advisory board member.

    But who really is the biggest boob? I explain why it's NBCC in my column today. Its leaders, at least one of which is heavily involved in the abortion industry, are disputing logic and evidence to prop up their liberal feminist ideology, endangering women's lives in the process.

    Read "The biggest boobs" on WorldNetDaily.com.


    May 3, 2006
    New Stanek column on WND: "Vampires on campus"


    There has been a surge in pro-abortion violence on college campuses this spring.

    vampire.jpgMost recently, Professor Sally Jacobsen at Northern Kentucky University became so enraged by a display of little white crosses commemorating children lost to abortion that she incited her students to destroy it - in broad daylight with a newspaper photographer snapping away.

    Could Jacobsen be so tormented by crosses because she's a vampire?

    Read my theory and about other recent vandalism committed by abortion proponents at such universities as Baylor, Harvard, and Princeton in my WorldNetDaily.com column today, "Vampires on Campus."


    April 26, 2006
    New WND column: "Coming to America: forensic vagina inspections?"


    My WND column today focuses on a recent article in the New York Times, which attempted to connect the U.S. trend toward criminalizing various aspects of abortion to a Salvadorian ban on all abortions that includes prosecuting aborting mothers.

    el.jpgThe reason for the NYTimes piece was clear: to frighten U.S. women that "forensic vagina inspectors," as they are called in El Salvador, may soon come pounding on their doors.

    But is there any correlation whatsoever? If not, how can American pro-lifers say abortion is murder but not wish to prosecute aborting women?

    Read my column, "Coming to America: forensic vagina inspections," today at WorldNetDaily.com.

    [Photo courtesy of the NY Times.]


    April 12, 2006
    Sioux 2: More on leader planning tribal genocide


    In my previous column I wrote about Oglala Sioux president Cecilia Fire Thunder, who has threatened to open an abortion clinic on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Reservation if the new state abortion ban is enacted.

    It turns out Fire Thunder is a former abortion clinic worker, something she omitted from her resume until two weeks ago.

    It also turns out Fire Thunder made her announcement to "establish a Planned Parenthood clinic on my own land" without checking with Planned Parenthood, which has since issued a statement to the contrary.

    cecilia fire thunder.jpgFire Thunder also forgot to check with her tribe - again - for which she has now received her third impeachment complaint in less than two years.

    It was only this past January that Fire Thunder came off a two month suspension for charges ranging from most interestingly, failure to pay tribal Head Start bills, to embezzlement, fraud, perjury, threats of bodily harm, and trespassing.

    The most serious charge was that Fire Thunder pawned tribal land to secure a $38 million loan from another tribe.

    But all charges were dismissed without a hearing by a tribal council that included a convicted felon and was also named in that complaint.

    Speaking of embezzlement, Fire Thunder is accepting donations for her abortion clinic at her personal post office box in Martin, South Dakota. Checks can be made out to "OST Planned Parenthood Cecelia Fire Thunder," even though Planned Parenthood apparently isn't participating....


    Read complete column, "Sioux 2: More on leader planning tribal genocide," at WorldNetDaily.com.

    [Photo courtesy of WND.com.]

    My thanks to two Native Americans in particular - Terry and Stacy - who provided helpful background information. My impression over the last two weeks from research and emails is that Native Americans by and large consider children sacred from conception.


    February 15, 2006
    New WND column: "Barbequed sacred cows"

    Chicago is no longer my kind of town. It's a liberal Democrat kind of town. It's a town with a gay and lesbian center – funded by taxpayers. It's a town that aborts over 20,000 of its residents a year. It's Jesse Jackson's home town. It's a town where Republicans meet in catacombs. It's a town where even Catholic priests vote 4-to-1 Democrat.

    So imagine my surprise when last week the overpowered Cook County Republican Party issued a press release accusing Democrat tyrants of abusing their most prized possession, African Americans, and also accusing Planned Parenthood of targeting African Americans for abortion....

    I blogged on this, not quite fathoming how sacred are the Democrat Party and Planned Parenthood cows to liberals. But here is one sample of 139 mostly furious comments I received:

    Jill Stanek is an animal. Absolutely an animal....Stanek, you are a misleader, a liar, intellectually dishonest, a queen of the facile analogy, and best of all politically and socially irrelevant. Pathetic.

    Continue reading my column, "Barbequed sacred cows," on WorldNetDaily.com.



    February 9, 2006
    New WND column: "A Distant Thunder"

    video.jpg "A Distant Thunder" is a compelling new movie that combines supernatural chills with courtroom drama to expose the reality of partial-birth abortion. The film is very good, and it is also very important to the pro-life movement.

    The plot of "A Distant Thunder" centers on a nurse who has accused an abortionist of killing a baby he accidentally delivered alive while attempting a partial-birth abortion.

    "A Distant Thunder" was written and directed by an award-winning Hollywood producer and has been
    featured at two film festivals, where at one it won finalist for best short film.

    I wish I could tell you the shocking plot twist at the end of "A Distant Thunder," but doing so would be as
    mean as giving away the end to "The Sixth Sense" to those who haven't seen it.

    But I can tell you other aspects of the movie....

    Continue reading my column, "A Distant Thunder," on WorldNetDaily.com.



    January 25, 2006
    New WND column: "The upside of female feticide"


    It would seem to be the greatest irony of abortion, that the foremost tool feminists say will facilitate women's equality with men is actually the foremost weapon used to kill them.

    The crisis of female feticide is growing to such an extent in Third World countries that by 2020 there will be more unmarried Chinese men than the total population of females in Taiwan and South Korea combined.

    Yet the National Organzation for Women and Planned Parenthood are silent.

    That's because there's money to be made by harvesting eggs from aborted girls.

    Meanwhile researchers note that one way the Chinese government has dealt with male-female disparities in the past was to send the testosterone-laden, aggressive, single men off to foreign wars that the government created to give them something to do....

    Read my column today, "The upside of female feticide," on WorldNetDaily.com.


    January 11, 2006
    New WND column: "How cloning exploits women: Scientist forced to donate, dissect own eggs"

    Junior scientist Park Eul-soon suffered the most personally devastating blunder of her career when in 2003 she accidentally spilled a dish of human eggs while conducting experiments in the South Korean lab of then-clone king Hwang Woo-suk.

    For that mishap, Hwang coerced Park, a subordinate Ph.D. student in her mid-20s, to replace the lost eggs with her own. After first saying no, Park relented for fear Hwang would otherwise exclude her from academic recognition for her work.

    Afterward, according to Korean MBC TV, Park morbidly "went back to Hwang's laboratory and conducted the cloning experiment on the eggs that she herself had contributed that morning....

    Read more about Park, Hwang, and how cloning exploits women in my WorldNetDaily.com column today.



    November 23, 2005
    New WND column: "Giving thanks for Right to Life of Michigan"


    State and local pro-life organizations form the political and educational nucleus of our movement. The importance of these groups cannot be overstated. Our one strength with politicians is our
    grassroots. Our one way around liberals and the mainstream press is by direct education.

    In my opinion, the foremost state pro-life organization is Right to Life of Michigan. I give thanks for this group today and want to spotlight its inner workings to assist other groups....

    Read my column today, "Giving thanks for Right to Life of Michigan," on WorldNetDaily.com.

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    November 16, 2005
    New WND column: "When Plan B is Plan A"


    I received a call this week from a worried pharmacist. I live in a state where pharmacists are required by law to dispense the morning-after-pill even if they have a moral objection.

    This pharmacist was a sole-supporting mother of two. She said she had managed to avoid being forced to choose between her conscience and her job until the day she called me....

    Read the details of this pharmacist's dilemma and the outcome in my column today, "When Plan B is Plan A," on WorldNetDaily.com.


    November 10, 2005
    New WND column, "Moe v. Wade"


    My WorldNetDaily.com column this week takes a hard look at men and their participation in abortion.
    "Moe v. Wade" analyzes the flip side of Judge Alito's decision that a married man should be notified of his wife's pending abortion. What about all the men involved in promiscuous sex who give inward thanks for the abortion fall-back plan?

    Yet, even those fathers who have lost the instinct to protect their own children from being killed by abortion are so because of abortion, which deadens one of the characteristics that makes a man a man: the will to create, protect, and provide for his family.

    Read this week's WorldNetDaily.com column, "Moe v. Wade."

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    November 2, 2005
    New WND column, "All's not quite well that ends well"


    In retrospect, President Bush's 1999 statement to the Associated Press explains his inattention to Roe v. Wade when picking Supreme nominees: "America is not ready to overturn Roe v. Wade because America's hearts are not right. And so, in the meantime, instead of arguing over Roe v. Wade, what we ought to do is promote policies that reduce abortions."

    Certainly, as it pertains to "promot[ing] policies that reduce abortion," as he said, President Bush has come through.

    But one cannot be a half-hearted pro-lifer.

    It is this lesson I hope most of all President Bush learned from the Harriet Miers debacle.

    Read my WorldNetDaily.com column this week, "All's not quite well that ends well."


    September 21, 2005
    New WND column: "Darth Durbin"

    wnd_logo.gif Many will be surprised that infamously pro-abortion U.S. Senator Dick Durbin was once a warm-blooded pro-lifer. My column today tracks the demise of one of many political figures who sold their soul to get ahead in the Democrat Party, with an interesting paper trail called the Durbin Abortion Papers provided by National Right to Life.

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    September 14, 2005
    NYT quotes my "March of Penguins" column and comments on movie's cultural impact

    penguins.jpg Yesterday's New York Times included an article entitled, "March of the Conservatives: Penguin Film as Political Fodder." I am reprinting it on page 2 in case you can't open NYT online.

    March of the Penguins is now the second highest grossing documentary ever, behind Farenheit 911.

    The first paragraph of the piece stated:

    On the conservative Web site WorldNetDaily.com, an opponent of abortion wrote that the movie "verified the beauty of life and the rightness of protecting it."

    The unnamed "opponent of abortion" would be me.

    New York Times

    September 13, 2005

    March of the Conservatives: Penguin Film as Political Fodder

    By Jonathan Miller

    On the conservative Web site WorldNetDaily.com, an opponent of abortion wrote that the movie "verified the beauty of life and the rightness of protecting it."

    At a conference for young Republicans, the editor of National Review urged participants to see the movie because it promoted monogamy. A widely circulated Christian magazine said it made "a strong case for intelligent design."

    The movie is "March of the Penguins," and of all the reactions it has evoked, perhaps the most surprising is its appeal to conservatives. They are hardly its only audience; the film is the second highest grossing documentary of all time, behind "Fahrenheit 9/11."

    But conservative groups have turned its stirring depiction of the mating ordeals of emperor penguins into an unexpected battle anthem in the culture wars.

    "March of the Penguins," the conservative film critic and radio host Michael Medved said in an interview, is "the motion picture this summer that most passionately affirms traditional norms like monogamy, sacrifice and child rearing."

    Speaking of audiences who feel that movies ignore or belittle such themes, he added: "This is the first movie they've enjoyed since 'The Passion of the Christ.' This is 'The 'Passion of the Penguins.' "

    In part, the movie's appeal to conservatives may lie in its soft-pedaling of topics like evolution and global warming. The filmmakers say they did not consciously avoid those topics - indeed, they say they are strong believers in evolutionary theory - but they add that they wanted to create a film that would reach as many people as possible.

    "It's obvious that global warming has an impact on the reproduction of the penguins," Luc Jaquet, the director, told National Geographic Online. "But much of public opinion appears insensitive to the dangers of global warming. We have to find other ways to communicate to people about it, not just lecture them."

    In a subsequent interview for this article, he added, "My intention was to tell the story in the most simple and profound way and to leave it open to any reading."

    Likewise, the only allusion to evolution in "March of the Penguins" is a line near the beginning, intoned in the English-language version by the narrator, Morgan Freeman: "For millions of years they have made their home on the darkest, driest, windiest and coldest continent on earth. And they've done so pretty much alone."

    The movie goes on to follow the penguins as they trek back and forth over 70 miles of ice to their breeding ground and huddle together to protect their eggs in temperatures that average 70 degrees below zero Fahrenheit.

    To Andrew Coffin, writing in the widely circulated Christian publication World Magazine, that is a winning argument for the theory that life is too complex to have arisen through random selection.

    "That any one of these eggs survives is a remarkable feat - and, some might suppose, a strong case for intelligent design," he wrote. "It's sad that acknowledgment of a creator is absent in the examination of such strange and wonderful animals. But it's also a gap easily filled by family discussion after the film."

    Rich Lowry, the editor of National Review, told the young conservatives' gathering last month: "You have to check out 'March of the Penguins.' It is an amazing movie. And I have to say, penguins are the really ideal example of monogamy. These things - the dedication of these birds is just amazing."

    Other religious conservatives have seized on the movie as a parable of steadfast faith. In Sidney, Ohio, Ben Hunt, a minister at the 153 House Churches Network, has coordinated trips to the local theater to see the film. (He describes the organization as a Christian denomination with nine churches spread over Ohio and Minnesota.)

    "Some of the circumstances they experienced seemed to parallel those of Christians," he said of the penguins. "The penguin is falling behind, is like some Christians falling behind. The path changes every year, yet they find their way, is like the Holy Spirit."

    Mr. Hunt has provided a form on the Web site lionsofgod.com that can be downloaded and taken to the film. "Please use the notebook, flashlight and pen provided," it says, "to write down what God speaks to you as He speaks it to you."

    Not all conservatives find the movie a rebuke to Darwin's theory. "If an Intelligent Designer designed nature," the columnist George F. Will asked recently, "why did it decide to make breeding so tedious for those penguins?"

    The American distributors of the film, Warner Independent Pictures and National Geographic Feature Films, insist that the movie is simply a tale about penguins and that any attempt to divine a deeper meaning is misguided.

    "We did not have discussions of what should be in from a social, cultural or political perspective at all," said Adam Leipzig, president of National Geographic Feature Films. "We just wanted to make sure that it was accurate."

    Or as Laura Kim, a vice president of Warner Independent, put it: "You know what? They're just birds."

    Oh, but they have become so much more than that.

    Richard A. Blake, co-director of the film studies program at Boston College and the author of "The Lutheran Milieu of the Films of Ingmar Bergman" said that like many films, "March of the Penguins" was open to a religious interpretation.

    "You get a sense of these animals - following their natural instincts - are really exercising virtue that for humans would be quite admirable," he said. "I could see it as a statement on monogamy or condemnation of gay marriage or whatever the current agenda is."

    Jordan Roberts, who wrote the narration for Mr. Freeman, said he was surprised that the movie had been adopted by opponents of evolution.

    Though he acknowledged that "we didn't talk about the battle between evolution and creationism," he added, "I did say this has been going on for millions of years, so I did throw my hat into the ring in terms of the Bible."

    As for global warming, Mr. Roberts said only, "I wish the film had more of that."

    But to Mr. Medved, the talk show host, the avoidance of such issues was a strong point.

    "I think the prime purpose of the movie is to touch people's hearts," he said. "It's very smart to avoid talking about intelligent design or global warming. Why bring it in?"

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    August 31, 2005
    New WND column, "Hush, little fetus"


    My column today on WND.com, "Hush, little fetus," skims through the evolution of fetal pain research.

    Back in the Ice Age of this sort of research, 1987, work was published in the New England Journal of Medicine , with 201 sources, by Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital corroborating that fetuses and preemies felt pain.

    During the Stone Age of fetal pain research, 2000, a researcher in Neonatal Network , citing several other reputable sources, wrote of all the negative physiological and behavior responses to painful stimuli.

    But in 2005, the Age of Enlightenment, abortion profiteering researches have introduced the Instant Big Pain Bang Theory, which states that nervous systems of humans only begin functioning upon delivery.

    We've come a long way, fetus.


    August 17, 2005
    New WND column, "'See pro-aborts run"


    My column today on WND.com, "See pro-aborts run," chronicles the events of last week that resulted in a meltdown at NARAL.

    In fact, I predict the NARAL incident will go down in pro-life history as a significant event, a turning point when MSM - the mainstream media - finally began to publicly scrutinize pro-aborts as they should be scrutinized. For the first time, MSM called pro-aborts on their lies.

    This caused frightened legislators to bolt, fellow pro-aborts to mutiny, and a NARAL employee to commit professional hari-kari - all in all, a great week....


    August 10, 2005
    New WND column, "'March of the Penguins' vs. March for Women's Lives"


    My column today on WND.com, "'March of the Penguins' vs. March for Women's Lives," compares the priorities of emperor penguins with those of militant feminists, and feminists come up short. I sometimes wish humans behaved more like animals....

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    August 3, 2005
    New WND column, "NOW's faces of death"


    My column today on WND.com, "NOW's faces of death," exposes the National Organization for Women's exploitation of four women who have died from illegal or unsafe abortions. One problem is that one of NOW's examples is fraudulent. Two others are from 1929 and 1940. Couldn't NOW come up with any modernday examples? And what about women who have died from legal abortions? NOW could have spotlighted the four women who have died since 2003 from legal RU-486 abortions!

    But abortion champions don't want to showcase women who have died from legal abortions. That's because today's abortion champions are today's abortion profiteers. To make abortion illegal again would break up their monopoly....

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    July 28, 2005
    New WND column, "The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's death oath"


    My column yesterday on WND.com, "The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's death oath," drew attention to the JDRF's exploitation of sick children for funding and loyalty oath children are forced to sign to "embrace" embryonic stem cell research or shut up about it.


    July 6, 2005
    New WND column: "Hens, clones, foolish loans"


    My column today on WND.com, "Hens, clones, foolish loans," draws attention to the $3 billion California embryonic stem cell experimentation catastrophe.

    Aside from the fact that the agency overseeing grant money distribution has been accused of corruption and insider deal making...

    and aside from the belated true confessions now coming out re: the promises made about ESCR before voters approved funding it...

    and aside from the fact researchers now admit that cloning is indispensable to ESCR...

    and aside from the fact that more women egg-layers are needed...

    I didn't have room to mention that Proposition 71 didn't mandate private researchers must share any profits made with their investors - the People of California. And they're not planning to either.

    Duh duh duh.

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    June 15, 2005
    New WND column: "'Fetus eater' loses medical license"

    My column today on WND.com, "'Fetus eater' loses medical license," is creating a lot of buzz (good and bad), which is excellent. WorldNetDaily.com followed-up with a news story this morning (headline right now). The more the atrocity of abortion gets through to the American people, the better.


    June 9, 2005
    This week's WorldNetDaily.com column: "The anti-life name game"

    wnd_logo.gif My column today reveals that anti-lifers are trying to use our own terminology against us. How fun! How full circle!

    Read "The anti-life name game" on WorldNetDaily.com.

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    June 3, 2005
    This week's WorldNetDaily.com column: "The big blink"

    I point out in today's WND.com column that GOP House and Senate rifts and betrayals all revolve around the issue of life. Read "The big blink" exclusively on WorldNetDaily.com.

    posted at 9:19 PM

    May 27, 2005
    This week's WorldNetDaily.com column: "The worms turned"

    My WND.com column today is about the Gang of 14 judicial nominee compromisers - 10 pro-aborts and four pro-lifers - and why they did what they did. Read "The worms turned" exclusively on WorldNetDaily.com.

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