Let’s back up just a second and look at what they are proposing to do — They’re proposing to try to create disease-free children by a type of genetic engineering. And the proposals aren’t actually to treat anybody; they’re to create new individuals that they hope won’t have a disease….
Trying to create and destroy and recreate genetically engineered children, essentially designer babies, is a completely unethical way to go about tackling this problem [of treating disease].
~ Dr. David Prentice of the Family Research Council, discussing the FDA’s consideration of technology to create three-parent babies, as quoted by One News Now, March 3
[Note: Gattaca is a 1997 sci-fi film which "presents a... vision of a future society driven by eugenics where potential children are conceived through genetic manipulation to ensure they possess the best hereditary traits of their parents."]
It appears Live Action isn’t the only organization nailing Planned Parenthood in undercover investigations.
Add none other than Vanity Fair to the list.[Read the rest of this entry...]
Last night, actor Jared Leto received the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the movie, Dallas Buyers Club.
In his acceptance speech, Leto, perhaps inadvertently, made the case for life when one finds herself pregnant at an inopportune time:[Read the rest of this entry...]
What could go wrong?
If their cozying up to Planned Parenthood wasn’t enough to convince you skeptics not to have anything to do with this group, will this be enough?
~ Father Z, commenting on the Girl Scouts of America’s recent hiring of Krista Kokjohn-Poehler (pictured in the center of the bridal party with her bride, fifth from left) for the position of “Girl Experience Officer”, What Does the Prayer Really Say?, February 28
[Photo via San Diego Magazine]
My people, hear my teaching; listen to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth with a parable; I will teach you lessons from the past – things we have heard and known, things our ancestors have told us. We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done.
He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our ancestors to teach their children, so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children. Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands. They would not be like their ancestors – a stubborn and rebellious generation, whose hearts were not loyal to God, whose spirits were not faithful to him.
~ Psalm 78:1-8, Today’s New International Version
Here were my top five favorite cartoons this week. Be sure to vote for your fav in the poll at the bottom of this post! We start with two projected Academy Award winners tonight…[Read the rest of this entry...]
A remarkable David vs. Goliath story was anticipated at this year’s Oscars when a small independent film received a nomination for Best Song. Alone Yet Not Alone , a religiously-themed story set at the time of the French and Indian War, had only a limited release last year.[Read the rest of this entry...]
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 here.
[Photo via tweet by Cecile Richards]
Stanek weekend question: Your response to Planned Parenthood CEO’s contention that life begins at delivery?
Barack Obama said that answering the question of when life begins was above his pay grade.
Not so for Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards, although it took a persistent interviewer three attempts to drag it out of her.
Richards appeared on Fusion Channel’s America with Jorge Ramos on February 27 and first tried to say such a question was not “really relevant” to the abortion debate, although the American public would disagree.[Read the rest of this entry...]