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  • Operation Rescue claims it has records of 86 women who obtained abortions at Aid for Women abortion clinic, which were disposed of improperly. The abortion clinic claims the records were stolen or falsified.
  • Colleen Carol Campbell writes on our society’s often-held double-standard when it comes to the killing of people suffering from ailments like Alzheimer’s or dementia:

    Behind this sympathetic media treatment lurks a troubling double standard: the idea that behavior we would regard as cruel, selfish and criminal under any other circumstance is acceptable, even commendable, when directed to demented elders.The trend of glorifying murder-suicides among elders worries Donna Cohen, a University of South Florida psychology professor who studies the issue. Cohen told me that these cases, while rare, appear to be on the rise. And contrary to the “mercy killing” label, her research indicates that most women who die this way “are unaware and do not consent” to their deaths.

  • Ross Douthat and Andrew Sullivan discuss religion, politics (including abortion) and Ross’ new book. The discussion on abortion starts around the 31:00 mark. It is quite interesting how Sullivan seems to have different categories for how Christians should attempt to influence the public based on what issue they’re discussing. He seems to believe Christian pro-lifers shouldn’t be involved with trying to change laws but simply focus on changing culture and then the laws will follow. As Douthat rightly points out, Sullivan doesn’t seem to believe the same for advocates of same-sex marriage. Nor would I guess he would have believed the same for the civil rights movement:


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