Abortion and the Left

I’ve always wondered what is particularly “liberal” or even “left wing” about abortion, given that liberals and leftists generally present themselves as champions of the weak and the marginalized.  No one is as weak and marginalized as an unborn child.  Dale O’Leary, at the Catholic website Aleteia, explains the connection between radical feminism, leftist ideology, and the sexual revolution. [Read more…]

Over-the-counter morning-after pill for all ages

Recently, the FDA approved the “morning-after pill,” a contraceptive taken after sex, for sale without a prescription to females over 15 years old.  That created a furor from those who wanted it available to girls even younger.  The government has given up the fight, so now the pill will be sold over-the-counter to children.

Details after the jump, along with a debate over the drug.  Topics include, “does the pill cause abortion?”  (At first, the pill makers said that it stopped the implantation of a fertilized egg.  Now they are saying it simply prevents ovulation, which could take place while sperm are present.  At 89% effectiveness, though, it would seem to be working also after ovulation has taken place.  At any rate, no one seems to know exactly how the pill works or what its effects are, which seems odd in a drug sold over the counter.)  Also, “what will be the moral impact of the pill?”  What do you think? [Read more…]

A pregnant woman as a household of two

In a column about the intricacies of young adults staying on their parents’ insurance plan (worth reading in itself), health columnist Michelle Andrews mentions a curious Medicaid provision:

The joint state-federal health program for low-income people generally provides coverage for pregnant women with incomes up to 185 percent of the federal poverty level. By counting a pregnant woman as a household of two, that ceiling is $28,693 in 2013.

via Health law lets young people stay on a parent’s plan or buy their own insurance – The Washington Post.

So the government for aid purposes considers a pregnant woman to constitute a household of two!  Two WHAT?  Two persons?  Two human beings?  What if the mother wants an abortion to do away with one of those persons?  Why isn’t that former recipient of aid still a member of that household?

HT:  Jackie

IRS harassment of pro-life groups

More increasingly alarming details are coming out about the IRS scandal.  See this, for the kind of intrusive information the IRS demanded.  See also this and this for how liberal organizations applying for the same status were routinely and quickly approved, no questions asked.  And how as many as 500 conservative organizations were targeted.  We are also learning that the IRS was harassing pro-life groups as far back in 2009!  Not just making them fill out lots of forms and delaying approval for two years and more.  But forbidding pro-life leaders from sidewalk counseling and from protesting in front of Planned Parenthood abortuaries! [Read more…]

Abortionist to get life in prison

Kermit Gosnell, the abortionist found guilty of murder, will not be executed.  He agreed not to appeal his conviction in exchange for a life sentence. [Read more…]

Abortionist convicted of first degree murder

After 10 days of deliberation, the jury found abortionist Kermit Gosnell guilty of capital murder for killing babies a few moments after they were born, as opposed to his usual practice of killing them a few moments before they were born, which is legal. [Read more…]


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