by Carder Mother Teresa should not be imaged marching in solidarity with Margaret Sanger and hung in a public setting. It betrays Mother Teresa [to show her] marching in solidarity with Margaret Sanger, who believed in forced sterilization and was a eugenicist… … The office which oversees the authorization of Mother Teresa’s image respectfully but […]
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by Carder Lear’s genius was to get All in the Family on the air, and then to introduce previously taboo topics to American television. As Lear pointed out, prior to All in the Family, the common idea of a sitcom was pastoral and agricultural, such as Petticoat Junction. He went on to point out that […]
by Carder Women’s stories about abortion are slowly, thoughtfully, and carefully coming into the mainstream. And as they do, the word itself – abortion – becomes less stigmatized, more human. This week’s “Girls” was an abrupt and necessary reminder that there is not just one type of abortion experience. Whether it was too abrupt, casual, […]
by Carder The Mindy Project, with its intelligent and funny characters of all shapes, sizes, and genders, is well positioned to tackle the abortion debate and not only make it funny, but prove to so many women — at least 1 in 3 — that it’s okay, normal, and nothing to be ashamed of. If […]
by Carder Not only is Williams hilarious and eminently talented, but including a young woman of color in the mix of late-night hosts would also add some much-needed gender and racial diversity to these programs — something they must invest in if they want to remain relevant and continue to offer pointed commentary about contemporary […]
by Carder In real life, the arrival of a baby is cause for joy and celebration. On a TV series, however, a birth marks not the beginning… but the beginning of the end. In many cases, the addition of a new baby to the cast has been the show’s “jump the shark” moment — the […]
Being from Chicago, I had no vested interest in last night’s Super Bowl, other than to care about the score at the end of each quarter in hopes my husband might win a chunk of his office pool (which he did!).
So I amused myself by watching the ads and reading Twitter critiques about them by the feminist pro-abortion crowd.
I thought the Nationwide ad was serious but worthwhile, although it was quickly and summarily excoriated by the rest of the world as possibly “the worst Super Bowl ad ever,” which “sucked the mood out of the game and was generally crappy.”
I didn’t see the ad that way. I saw it as as an important reminder to parents, although I do see how families who have lost children in home accidents could have been traumatized.
Here’s the ad, in case you don’t know what I’m talking about….
by Carder Well, since my earlier days, that’s a long time ago, and, my God, people barely talked about it. I mean, enlightened people might, I won’t even lay that on them. I would say the people who were more conscious or more aware might discuss it or make that choice or whatever, but, most […]
by Carder In 1914 Agnes Cuff, a flighty and unstable young woman with few prospects and little money found herself pregnant. The father didn’t want to be involved. She was alone, shamed, poor and pregnant. Today she would be encouraged to get herself to an abortion clinic and end the unwanted pregnancy. Instead a little […]
by Carder Girls need to hear success stories. People need to know that women have abortions every day and they go on and live their lives…. I had an abortion 15 years ago, and I’m fine. I have a great life! And now I’ve got children. ~ Alicia, whose abortion story was featured in the […]
by Carder In an interview with one of these lawyers, Jessica Williams asked such snarky questions like “how do you maintain confidentiality with your client” and “how do you know if a fetus is innocent?” The lawyer wasn’t amused, calling out Williams for asking nonsensical questions and even accused her of playing “theater of the […]
What I find most interesting about this strange story, as reported on by Katie Yoder at NewsBusters, is that TMZ asked the question in the first place. As told by Yoder:
TMZ paparazzi found actor Jack Black in Beverly Hills to ask their latest “gotcha question:” “What do you think is good music to play at Planned Parenthood?” To their amusement, Black recommended Led Zeppelin when “squeezing out a baby.” The clip aired during TMZ’s entertainment news show on Jan. 6.
If you really think that my sole consideration for whether I should bring a life into this world was based on how my body would look afterwards, then I am sorry for your lack of logical reasoning skills. ~ Plus-size supermodel Robyn Lawley, clarifying on Facebook her reasoning for carrying her surprise pregnancy to term. […]
by Carder Truth is, I got a girl pregnant when I was in high school, and she ended up aborting the baby. And if that child was still alive, it’d be a teenager by now. And that’s a reality I have to live with. That was something I had to think about when I was […]
by Kelli News flash…a fetus cannot talk. It is not a person. Not even a baby, not even an infant. Nope. Sorry. — Ellen Barkin (@EllenBarkin) November 1, 2014 News flash… a fetus cannot talk. It is not a person. Not even a baby, not even an infant. Nope. Sorry. ~ Actress Ellen Barkin, tweeting […]
by Carder Can Austin do sort of a Planned Parenthood food truck thing, where everybody… get a taco and a Pap smear? I don’t know how they can do it, but they can do something! ~ Comedian Jon Stewart of The Daily Show, joking with Abortion Barbie Democratic candidate for governor of Texas, Wendy Davis, […]
“I am not pregnant, but I have had three kids and there is a bump,” said Garner, shooting down speculation that she and husband Ben Affleck were expecting baby No. 4 after paparazzi photos over the summer showed her with a bit of a rounded tummy…. “I get congratulated all the time by people I […]
by Carder Sad to hear of the passing of Polly Bergen – an unforgettable talent and a beloved friend of Planned Parenthood. ~ Planned Parenthood’s Twitter feed on the death of post-abortive singer/actress Polly Bergen. According to Yahoo! TV, her publicist, Judy Katz, announced that “in lieu of flowers, her family is asking that donations be […]
April 2013 was a busy month for newly crowned Miss America, Kira Kazantsev.
Just as Kazantsev was completing her three-month stint as an intern at a Planned Parenthood clinic in her home state of New York, she was also being ousted from her sorority for abusive hazing.
Jezebel is reporting today that Kazantsev, who served as Alpha Phi’s head of recruitment at Hofstra University on Long Island, was ejected from her sorority that same month for abusing pledges:
by Carder It would be a tragedy if someone who is looked up to by many young women actually buys into the Planned Parenthood abortion agenda. Unfortunately, most people in the country don’t know that Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider. This will cast a shadow on her entire reign. ~ National Right to […]
But that’s exactly what the star of a romantic comedy about abortion is trying to say.
The dunkee then pays it forward by challenging others to do the same. Party poopers are supposed to donate $100 to the cause.
Pro-lifers oppose donating to the ALS Association because it supports research of human embryos and aborted fetal cells.
Pro-lifers are still enjoying the ice bucket challenge, they just donate to ethical causes. My own pastor took the challenge this weekend, asking people to donate to a clean water initiative in Africa.
But then there are abortion supporters.
by Carder It’s getting great reviews because it’s a serious issue, but you make it lighthearted, you make it funny…. Good for you. ~ Late-night comedian Jimmy Fallon complimenting actress Jenny Slate on her performance in the abortion comedy Obvious Child (which was actually a box-office bomb), via Newsbusters, August 4
The intricate history of the studio system’s production of stars is filled with manipulation, cover-ups, excised histories, and a gossip press willing to overlook it all as it behooves its own interests…. If and when the stars did misbehave, each studio employed “fixers” to cover up the evidence (which included bribing cops, paying off mistresses, […]
by Carder Terminating a pregnancy is not inherently tragic – women have a variety of abortion experiences – but for Lena (and Stef), this was devastating. She really wanted this baby; she’d dreamed about this baby and already fought with the baby’s sperm donor over parental rights. A lot of stories on The Fosters are about making […]
by Kelli The evening I found out the sex of the baby was when I lit up my first cigarette. I’m not proud of it – but I couldn’t stop myself. It changed everything. Once I’d finished the cigarette I found it difficult to focus on anything positive, so I had a small glass of […]
by Carder The main thing for me is that I don’t really want to offer this graphic novel as a political stance on abortion…. I have my feelings about it, obviously, but that was not my intention. In fact I make a point to start the book where the girls find out that they are […]
by Carder There is distinction between “shame-free” and “consequence-free,” and abortion will never be the latter. Most, like the character of Stacy Hamilton, agonize over up up [sic] until the last minute. It seems to me that the MSNBC hosts and the filmmakers in this case are reaching to glamorize one of the few acts […]
by Carder While out to lunch with LaDonna, Savon admits that she definitely considered having an abortion — but she didn’t have the money. Thankfully, Savon has another man in her life already — Mauwi. He’s a college student who also plays basketball, and he seems to get along with Savon very well. The best […]
Miss Pennsylvania Valerie Gatto, 24, a self-described “product of rape,” hopes her experience growing up as well as her mother’s attack can show that anything is possible from a bleak starting point….
Gatto, a marketing consultant, told TODAY.com. “Being a child of a rape, not knowing who my father is, not knowing if he’s ever been found, most people would think it’s such a negative situation.
“I grew up with my mom and my grandparents. They never looked at it as something negative. I have a loving, supportive family who told me I could be the president of the United States.”…
Although this particular Tennessee bride’s intentions to have her baby play an important part in her wedding ceremony may have been admirable, her means of bringing the newborn down the aisle may seem downright reckless by others. As evidenced by Shona Carter-Brooks’ own admission, she did indeed have her one-month-old strapped to her gown and […]
I had an abortion at 17 and it was the worst thing I ever did…. I went alone. I was terrified. It was full of other young girls, and we were all terrified and looking at each other and nobody was saying a bloody word. I howled my way through it, and it was horrible. […]
UPDATE 7:45p: An abortion proponent on Twitter sent me a link to a 2008 Daily News story, wherein Angelou said she supported abortion. So between 1994 and then she tragically “evolved,” as President Obama would say. Angelou chose life and reaped many blessings from it, but she ultimately did not wish the same blessings on other mothers and babies.
According to TMZ.com:
L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling told his GF he does NOT want her bringing black people to his games … including Magic Johnson … and it’s ALL on tape.
by Carder I’m finally on the verge of becoming famous and I’m not going to ruin it now. An abortion will further my career. This time next year I won’t have a baby. Instead, I’ll be famous, driving a bright pink Range Rover and buying a big house. Nothing will get in my way. ~ […]
by Carder She loves being pregnant right now and I f–king hate it…. I’m not a fan of pregnancy right now with my thighs touching and my boobs changing but I know it will be worth it and hopefully I get back to that really quickly. ~ MTV’s Jersey Shore star Jenni “JWoww” Farley talking about […]
by Carder I love being pregnant, and I love making babies. I loved getting fat!…. Just bringing a being into this world is crazy wild! It’s like an exchange you can’t compare to any other. It’s like when ET connected with Elliot, you know, where they got sick when they were with each other and […]
by Carder Maybe because it puts things in perspective having two people in my life who I am responsible for. There were times last year when I would live in two rooms, y’know kitchen and bedroom, in your house. It is a weird existence when you live on your own…. On the phone all night, […]
by Carder It was only a matter of time before people other than James Franco and Seth Rogen parodied Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s Vogue cover – but who would have thought it would have been the perfect basis for a pregnancy announcement? ~ Writer Ivy Jacobson, marveling at a photoshopped Vogue cover featuring the pregnancy announcement of Maggie and Gennady Borukhovich, […]
by Carder Alyssa is so excited to be pregnant again! She just recently started showing and has wanted to expand her family with David for a while. ~ US Magazine source revealing that actress Alyssa Milano is pregnant with her second child with husband David Bugliari, March 21 [HT: Laura Loo]
by Carder I was never the girl who yearned for children. I pretended to be interested in other people’s kids, but that was obviously just an act. The truth was, children scared me. I knew that no matter what I did as a parent, I was bound to do some things wrong…. I wasn’t completely […]
I do want to have children, whether I have a man or not…. I will have it on my own. ~ Supermodel Naomi Campbell, insisting that fatherhood is optional for her future children, E! Online, March 12. More backstory from E!: In September 2008, during a London Fashion Week fund-raiser for the White Ribbon Alliance, the […]
by Carder My becoming a father has changed absolutely everything in my life, period…. I am more and more wanting to be a part of things that [are] playful and more the things I see my son really responding to and enjoying. ~ Actor Josh Lucas (pictured with son Noah Rev and estranged wife Jessica […]
The last thing I wanna do is rip on a pregnant woman, but it’s a horrible dress on her. It doesn’t look like a baby bump, it looks like a beer belly. ~ George Kotsiopoulos of E!’s Fashion Police commenting on Chris Hemsworth’s wife, who is pregnant with twins, and the maternity evening gown she wore […]
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Loved this, via People:
Oh, my gosh, I hope not. If it is, I’m really in trouble. ~ Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards, responding to a question by Fusion Channel’s Jorge Ramos, “Is the character based on you?” regarding evil Claire Underwood, played by actress Robin Wright, of the Netflix television series, House of Cards. See that February 27 interview clip […]
Seven scenes of about 20 seconds each are censored in the EMEA console versions of South Park: The Stick of Truth. “The decision to cut this content from the game was made by Ubisoft EMEA.” The scenes censored include: ~ A mini-game where a doctor is performing an abortion on the player. ~ A mini-game […]
by Carder The show follows Jessica Beth Giffords, a 15-year-old girl who is equal parts Justin Bieber superfan and aspiring pro-life celebrity, as she attends the Students for Life of America Conference. Throughout the hour-long solo performance, Jessica interacts with six other characters based on real-life pro-life activists, from crisis pregnancy center directors to ministers to self-described […]
The show’s backdrop, quoting Wikipedia:
Set in present-day Washington, D.C., House of Cards is the story of Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), a Democrat from South Carolina… and House Majority Whip who, after getting passed over for appointment as Secretary of State, decides to exact his revenge on those who betrayed him. The series also stars Robin Wright….
House of Cards is produced by Netflix, which releases an entire season all at once for viewing via its livestream service. Netflix dumped all 13 episodes of season two on February 14. This season Underwood has been appointed vice president.
The movie has a blockbuster budget of $130 million and features a stellar cast: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, and Emma Watson.
Very few people have read the script or seen the movie, but the book I’m reading includes a summary by movie critic Brian Godawa of a script he read in the fall of 2013.
Potential spoiler alert…
So in that version of the script there was an infanticide element. Quoting from the book: