Words Get in the Way of Killing the Unborn

Tuesday, June 01, 2010 3:17 AM Comments (15)

Seeing the country becoming increasingly pro-life is proving distressing for many pro-choicers. Not distressing enough, mind you, to reassess their position on the humanity of the unborn but enough to consider changing tactics.

Los Angeles Times columnist Nancy Cohen hit the pro-choice panic button in a piece yesterday by suggesting that the cultural shift is the result of word wars. She frets that the term “pro-life” has gained the upper hand in the nomenclature war over “pro-choice” in the American mind.

On a side note, this perceived upper hand is a testament to the ascent of new media and the irrepressible pro-life movement that the term “pro-life” is known at all in that it has...READ MORE

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Breaking Bad: The Wages of Sin

Monday, May 31, 2010 12:03 PM Comments (13)

My favorite show on television is about the manufacture and distribution of crystal meth in Albuquerque.  Yeah, go figure.

The show, Breaking Bad, centers around a high school chemistry teacher, Walter White (played by Bryan Cranston) who receives a diagnosis of lung cancer.  Walter, fearing financially for his family which includes a pregnant wife and a fifteen year old boy with cerebral palsy, decides to use his chemistry skills to cook crystal meth just for a little while.

I really enjoy this show for many reasons.  The acting is first rate and the story telling enthralling.  But mostly I enjoy it because it is a character study, it dives deep into the character and nature of sin.

I...READ MORE

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Doctor Had Woman Held Down to Force Abortion?

Thursday, May 27, 2010 7:08 AM Comments (7)

No means no, except maybe when you’re talking to abortionist Abraham Hodari.

The abortionist in Michigan is being sued for allegedly forcing an abortion after the woman changed her mind and asked him to stop. The abortionist even reportedly instructed assistants to hold the woman down while he completed the abortion.

A news report offers details:

Dr. Hodari has a sordid past. That’s a nice way of saying his clinic is a horror show. He’s been sued 23 times, botched a 2004 abortion that resulted in the death of a 15 year old girl, his clinic was exposed on video disposing of human remains illegally, and he has said he sometimes doesn’t wash his hands between patients because he worries...READ MORE

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Coming Soon: TV Abortion Commericals

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 12:06 PM Comments (7)

Well, it was only a matter of time.  In a first, a UK television station will air an advertisement for abortion.

You can see the story in this youtube video.

My first impulse upon hearing this story was that abortion providers here might try the same thing, and they probably will.  Then it occurred to me that perhaps TV ads are the last thing they want.

Think about it.  Two-thirds of every drug commercial you see on television in the U.S. expounds a ludicrously long litany of any and all possible side effects.  I am no legal expert and most abortions being surgery rather than a drug, the same standards may not apply.  However, it is conceivable that abortion providers might very well...READ MORE

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"The Loser Letters" vs. Big Atheism

Monday, May 24, 2010 11:44 AM Comments (119)

The new atheists are on the march. They’re in bookstores. They’re on television. They’re everywhere. But nowhere is their effect being felt more than on college campuses and by young people. So invasive is the new atheist movement that in many ways their outlook has become the default mainstream culture.

For too long Christians have been a punch line for militant secularists. It’s time somebody punched back. And Mary Eberstadt’s new book “The Loser Letters” is an unexpected roundhouse to the new atheist movement. I read it last week and urge you to pick it up. (You can click on Amazon.com.)

“Christians are always at a moral disadvantage because we’re told to turn the other cheek,” said...READ MORE

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A Pox On 'Pastoral'

Thursday, May 20, 2010 11:52 AM Comments (16)

Have you ever had one of those experiences wherein you got sick after eating or drinking something and then, even though you know that the sickness was probably not related to that food item, you just cannot stand to look at it or even smell it without getting nauseous?

Well I have.  Nothing against Cracker Barrel, but I can’t go within 1000 yards without needing a barrel myself. Enough about that.

But I have also found that the same thing can happen with words.  When I find words that occur in frequent proximity to things that make me sick, I find that I can no longer stomach the word anymore, even if used appropriately.

Much to my chagrin, I find myself facing this very situation right...READ MORE

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Abortion by Remote Control

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 9:42 AM Comments (11)

Planned Parenthood clinics across Iowa are fine tuning an advanced and novel way to abort babies - by remote control.

According to reports, about 1,500 women have already used a videoconferencing system to obtain abortion drugs over the past two years. Planned Parenthood’s system now allows a doctor in Des Moines to meet with patients across the state through video conference. At the end of the teleconference the doctor presses a button on the computer to activate a drawer at the patient’s location that contains R-U 486.

The patient then takes the pills while the doctor watches. Death by remote control. Abortion has always been a dehumanizing practice but the abortion industry has always...READ MORE

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I Want Bill Donohue's Job

Monday, May 17, 2010 10:58 AM Comments (45)

There is quite the tiff going on between William Donohue of the Catholic League and the denizens of dissent at the National Catholic Reporter.

It seems that other NCR does not like Bill very much.  The published a piece by Joe Feuerherd entitled “Billy the bully is bad for the church.”  If you think that title seems harsh, you should read Donohue’s response.

I am not here to wade into the he said/she said of this particular debate.  Rather, I merely want to note a few facts and then make a humble suggestion.

First, whether you love or loathe Bill Donohue, you have to admit that this guy has fun doing his job.  For a guy that does outrage for a living, he is having a blast.  He is out...READ MORE

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Matt Archbold graduated from Saint Joseph's University in 1995. He is a former journalist who left the newspaper business to raise his five children. He writes for the Creative Minority Report.

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Patrick Archbold is co-founder of Creative Minority Report, a Catholic website that puts a refreshing spin on the intersection of religion, culture, and politics. When not writing, Patrick is director of information technology at a large international logistics company. Patrick, his wife Terri, and their five children reside in Long Island, N.Y.