Early Abortion Better than Late Abortions?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 1:44 PM Comments (14)

Last month, Princeton’s University Center for Human Values sponsored a discussion on the abortion debate. Austin Ruse wrote a scathing summary of the conference over at That Catholic Thing but I’m focused here on one point made by William Saletan of Slate Magazine who summed up a number of points he believed pro-lifers should learn from the conference.

While such as predictably liberal solutions like embracing contraception and more government programs subsidizing single mothers were paramount, one of the “lessons” Saletan thought pro-lifers should learn boggled my mind and made clear why there is such a disconnect between pro-lifers and pro-choicers. Saletan wrote that pro-lifers’ push...READ MORE

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The Super Bowl of Dead Babies

Monday, November 15, 2010 2:31 PM Comments (53)

Picture this…

It is half time during the Super Bowl.  You just watched some funny commercials from Doritos, Budweiser, or Geico.  Then the next commercial hits the tube.  This commercial shows dead babies.

A small group of anti-abortion-rights advocates are hoping to recruit a presidential candidate so they can run graphic ads showing aborted fetuses during the Super Bowl, Congress.org reports.

The group hopes to employ the same tactic used during the midterm elections by Missy Smith, an anti-abortion-rights activist who unsuccessfully ran for Washington, D.C., delegate. Smith “took advantage of federal rules that prevent broadcasters from censoring election ads unless they defame others...READ MORE

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Nintendo DS on the Communion Line

Thursday, November 11, 2010 2:08 AM Comments (35)

I traveled yesterday with my five children to attend my niece’s confirmation. It was a beautiful event that was so well attended my kids and I had to park in a nearby neighborhood.

But there’s a reason I’m telling you the story. Look, I know it can be difficult to have kids in church. Believe me I know. I’ve had kids knocking their chins into the pews and crying, I’ve had kids vomiting and then crying that they vomited, I’ve had kids accidentally tearing the missal and crying because they thought they’d be in trouble. But I couldn’t believe what I saw yesterday at the confirmation Mass.

Mind you, the church was packed so my children and I were standing and couldn’t see a whole lot but in...READ MORE

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Bush Lied - To Himself

Tuesday, November 09, 2010 12:59 AM Comments (202)

I just watched Matt Lauer interview George W. Bush on NBC promoting his new book on his Presidency.

By way of a minor preamble, let me state that the interview did little to change my overall impression of the man, but it did change it some.  I have for a time believed that he is generally a good man who cares deeply about his country.  He did what he thought was best but he made some bad decisions.  But I have always thought that even his bad decisions were made for, what he thought, were good reasons.

His decisions on war and peace, spending, and bailouts are all legitimate matters for disagreement.  I agreed with some and disagreed with others but I have always thought he came by his...READ MORE

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Remain Calm Pro-Aborts. All is Well.

Monday, November 08, 2010 12:24 AM Comments (4)

Sure dozens of pro-choicers got booted from Congress but rest assured it had nothing to do with abortion. Did you hear me? It had NOTHING to do with abortion.

At least that’s what Eleanor Smeal, the former President of NOW and the current President of the Feminist Majority Foundation, is saying. In a statement published in Ms. Magazine, Smeal acknowledged that while pro-choice candidates got beat badly she wants everyone to know that it had nothing to do with abortion.

Smeal channeled her inner Kevin Bacon by telling her pro-abort compatriots that all is well and that they should all remain calm.

She writes:

With the 60 plus vote Republican win in the House (four seats are still...READ MORE

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Congrats GOP: Now Gimme!!

Wednesday, November 03, 2010 9:44 PM Comments (13)

Congratulations to you GOP on your tremendous victory Tuesday.  Congratulations to you too, future Speaker Boehner.  I know you have many things you believe are part of your mandate.  That’s great.  Have at it.  But first gimme what I want.  NOW.

I know you want to ban earmarks.  That is great.  I support that.

But first gimme a permanent Hyde amendment.

I know you want to repeal the individual mandate.

But first gimme a permanent Hyde amendment.

I support extending the Bush tax rates.

But first gimme a permanent Hyde amendment.

Trying to repeal Obamacare is fine.

But first gimme a permanent Hyde amendment.

Here is the thing, GOP.  I have stuck my pro-life neck out for you too many...READ MORE

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Scalia: Many Atheists Irrational

Tuesday, November 02, 2010 1:16 AM Comments (28)

The St. Thomas More Society recently honored Antonin Scalia with its “Man for all Seasons” award.  In his acceptance speech the Supreme Court Justice had some choice words for non-believers who reject a priori (aka atheists) the possibility of the miraculous.

Ministry Values reports

Although the sophisticated may deride them as simple-minded, committed Christians should have the courage to embrace their faith he said. “It isn’t irrational to accept the testimony of eyewitnesses to miracles”  Scalia said.

“What is irrational,” he said, “is to reject a priori, with no investigation, the possibility of miracles in general and of Jesus Christ’s resurrection in particular — which is, of course,...READ MORE

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Parenting According to Monster Movies

Sunday, October 31, 2010 11:21 PM Comments (8)

In honor of Halloween I’m promulgating my long held theory on parenting informed by monster movies. When I was young and single I was King Kong. The King of all Monsters. Nobody messed with Kong. Nobody. Until…I fell in love. And then down goes Kong.

I’m sure you can relate. First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in the baby carriage. I’m sure this path happened similarly for many of you. Let’s walk along the Monster Movie timeline of parenting.

Birth of baby. You are The Fly.

You are an unsuspecting victim who dabbled with powers far beyond your comprehension and changes have come upon you unbidden. You’re not yourself anymore. You don’t know what you are. But it’s...READ MORE

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