Rep. Mike Castle (D-DE), who sponsored the embryonic stem cell bill in the House, bragged at a press conference Wednesday he knew precisely how members were going to vote beforehand.
Except he didn’t. Hard lobbying by pro-life groups peeled away some of his votes at the last minute. HR 810 still passed, but it didn’t pass with the veto-proof numbers Castle expected. Word is he felt the need to strut some braggadocio to overcompensate for what turned out to really be a loss….
John Cusey of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus writes today:
Hillary Clinton and Howard Dean continue to promote the myth that the number of abortions has increased since President Bush was elected. Howard Dean said last weekend on Meet the Press, “You know that abortions have gone up 25% since George Bush was President?”, and yesterday Hillary Clinton said on CNN, “During the Clinton administration, abortions went down, and they’ve gone back up under the Bush administration….”
This myth was first promoted right before the last election, but seems to be getting new traction as pro-abortion politicians use it as a convenient excuse to continue defending aborting unborn children at any stage of development for any reason.
The problem is that the abortion industry’s own numbers contradict their claims, and this fact is explained in a recent analysis done by Annenberg Political Fact Check, which runs the site FactCheck.org. The piece is “Abortions rising under Bush? Not true. How that false claim came to be – and lives on.”
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.
The Palm Beach Post is reporting that the alleged rape of a 17-year-old by her stepfather was covered up by the girl’s mother, who took the girl for an abortion so authorities couldn’t perform a paternity test on the baby.
Abortion is a sexual perpetrator’s best friend….
Former Ms. Magazine editor Jennifer Baumgardner writes an enlightening piece in today’s fairfieldweekly.com admitting that young women consider the mainstream abortion movement haggard (“stale”) and out-of-touch (“blank faces” when confronted about “the lack of emotional resources” for post-abortive women).
Baumgardner tells of the “innovations” pro-aborts have created to connect with women, such as establishing a “non-judmental post-abortion talk-line” in California; “letting” pre- and post-abortive mothers to use the words “baby” and “killing” during counseling; and offering to show “fetal tissue” to mothers after their abortions. (If only they would show them ultrasounds beforehand. It would save a lot of counseling… but lose a lot of money.)
Baumgardner tells how surprised abortion proponents have been to discover that aborting mothers feel sadness and that they have murdered their babies.
Baumgardner has a funny way of acknowledging the pain of abortion. Baumgardner is the creator of the “I had an abortion” t-shirts, now part of a photo exhibit. (Photo, above, by Tara Todras-Whitehill, is part of the exhibit. Baumgardner is modeling as a pregnant woman.)