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Seinfeld on new fatherhood initiative: “Being there” matters

by Carder It’s such a gigantic piece of life for the man, and even more so for the child, because the lack of a father in the child’s life is a very big factor in perpetuating the poverty cycle…. Fathers always think, ‘Well I have to know a lot,’ and what they have to know […]

Bruce Jenner wanted ex-wife to abort daughter

by Carder Bruce Jenner wanted his first wife to get an abortion when she found out she was pregnant during the middle of their divorce in the late 1970s, his daughter said. In the same interview where Jenner made his debut as “Caitlyn,” Casey Jenner (pictured) told Vanity Fair the story of her birth. Jenner […]

Questions surround artist Frida Kahlo’s “El Aborto” lithograph

by Carder Kahlo depicted herself mourning with tears rolling down her cheeks. At the bottom left, she drew a healthy fetus attached to her by an umbilical cord, suggesting her unfulfilled role as a mother. On the right, an arm holding a heart-shaped palette for paint emerges from behind her body, as if to assert […]

Pro-choicer: Hollywood abortion portrayal hasn’t changed enough

by Carder Hollywood has long been reluctant to offer realistic depictions of what it’s like to end a pregnancy, despite the fact that roughly 1 in 3 American women will have an abortion before age 45. When it does summon the courage to address the issue at all, Tinseltown has too often distorted the facts […]

Pro-choice documentary nominated for College Television Awards

by Carder They considered featuring several doctors who travel across the country to areas where access to abortions is limited, but some doctors were reluctant to be publicized. Others were not available in the students’ timeframe. Ultimately they focused on just one, Dr. Shannon Carr…. They interviewed “lots of legislators,” “a woman who traveled 100 […]

Dad does the math: Stay-at-home moms should earn $74k/yr

Steven… delved into online research and even consulted some experts to figure out how much his wife’s work would actually earn her. The amounts were pretty staggering: Cleaning Service: $50 to 100 per visit at least once a week. Personal Shopper: $65 per hour at four hours a week. Chef: $240 a week. Laundry: $25 a […]

Snoop Dogg makes joke about Justin Bieber and abortion

by Carder Now when your mama was 17-years-old and got pregnant, everybody told her to get an abortion, right? And they still trying to convince her right now. ~ Rapper Snoop Dogg poking fun at singer Justin Bieber on Comedy Central’s Roast of Justin Bieber, as quoted by Newsbusters, April 1

Pro-lifer kidnaps a pregnant woman in abortion play

by Carder Keely is a pregnant woman, kidnapped outside an abortion clinic and secreted away to a place where she is to be a prisoner until her unwanted child is born. Du is the nurse who watches over Keely — for a number of reasons that become more disturbingly clear as time goes on. ~ […]

Painting depicts Mother Teresa “marching” with Margaret Sanger

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 […]

“All In the Family” took social issues to new level on TV

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 […]

HBO’s “Girls” hopes to mainstream abortion

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, […]

“Drunk” writer says “The Mindy Project” needs “funny” abortion

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 […]

Writer: Black, pro-abortion feminist should replace Jon Stewart

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 […]

Are babies on TV shows a ratings disaster?

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 […]

The one Super Bowl ad NARAL didn’t have an opinion on

54cec682e7bcf2ae15394ce6_super-bowl-nationwide-ad-dead-kidBeing 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….

Actress Lily Tomlin: Discussing abortion is more open today

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 […]

Would late actor Alec Guinness have survived legal abortion?

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 […]

New abortion play hopes to normalize abortion

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 […]

Jon Stewart’s Daily Show mocks preborn children

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 […]

TMZ tries to trip up Jack Black with question on Planned Parenthood

blackWhat 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.

Plus-size supermodel clarifies why she didn’t abort

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. […]

Abortion a personal experience for Christian rapper

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 […]

Actress: Fetuses aren’t people because they “cannot talk”

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 […]

Jon Stewart: Planned Parenthood could do “a food truck thing”

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, […]

Jennifer Garner: Permanent baby bump a testament to my children

“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 […]

Planned Parenthood praises deceased actress Polly Bergen

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 […]

Miss “Planned Parenthood” America kicked out of sorority for hazing

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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:

NRLC prez reacts to Miss America’s Planned Parenthood internship

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 […]

Star gets testy when “Obvious Child” billed as “abortion rom-com”

Jenny Slate in the abortion rom-com Obvious Child

As commenter Christina noted on Facebook (a line I stole on Twitter), “Let’s make abortion the central theme of a comedy, then pretend we’re not trivializing it and trying to make it funny.”

But that’s exactly what the star of a romantic comedy about abortion is trying to say.

Abortion backers launch “Taco or Beer Challenge,” because ice water is so cold and wet

2014-08-25_1128Around the world, famous and nonfamous people alike are filming themselves dumping or having dumped ice water on their heads in the new fad called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

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.

Our opposition has even made national news, which is helpful in bringing attention to ALSA’s deadly research.

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.

Comedian Jimmy Fallon says movie makes abortion “funny”

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

Hollywood studios used abortion to cover up steamy secrets

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, […]

TV series features late-term abortion episode

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 […]

Model: I smoke and drink because I’m pregnant with a boy

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 […]

Pro-abortion graphic novel author claims it’s “not political”

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 […]

“Fast Times at Ridgemont High” a “positive” abortion film?

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 […]

16 & Pregnant cast member considered abortion

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 USA contestant reveals she was product of rape

2D274906020126-photo2.blocks_desktop_mediumMiss 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.”…

Bride who dragged newborn down aisle faces criticism

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 […]

Sharon Osbourne: Abortion was “the worst thing I ever did”

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. […]

Maya Angelou chose life

Maya Angelou pro-life

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.

9:32a: Yesterday, when news broke that author and poet Maya Angelou had passed away at age 86, liberal feminists began pouring in tributes (also see example above and below).

angelou_inauguration_2Baring my ignorance here, I only knew of Angelou as having been selected to deliver a poem at Bill Clinton’s 1993 inauguration (right). That’s all I thought I needed to know about her.

But reading a tribute to Angelou by Red State’s Erick Erickson this morning led me to the revelation that Maya Angelou courageously chose life after discovering she was pregnant at the age of 16:

Donald Sterling not the only racist on Clippers team: Yo, J.J. Redick

NBA1-380x380News broke April 25 that Donald Sterling, the owner of the L.A. Clippers, made racist remarks to his mixed race mistress, V. Stiviano (both pictured right).

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.

Model getting late-term abortion to star on reality show

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. ~ […]

Jersey Shore’s JWoww not exactly a fan of pregnancy

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 […]

Actress Jennie Garth: “I love being pregnant”

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 […]

Simon Cowell: Fatherhood “puts things in perspective”

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, […]

Couple parodies Kardashian Vogue cover with pregnancy announcement

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, […]

Alyssa Milano expecting second baby

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]

Actress Jenny Mollen didn’t like kids – until she had one

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 […]

Supermodel wants children whether or not she’s married

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 […]


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