Abortionist on the video is a government consultant on healthy babies

The Planned Parenthood doctor on the video who casually talked about crushing infants in just the right spot to sell their organs is a long-time consultant for government health agencies, including one dedicated to ensuring that babies are “born healthy.”  And she is not the only abortionist hired by the administration for lucrative consulting gigs.   Mary Rice Hasson of the Ethics & Public Policy Center did the research, as you will see after the jump. [Read more...]

Hacking your car

As we move into the “internet of things”–objects and devices connected to the internet–we are learning that those things can be hacked.  This is especially true of late-model automobiles, which are packed with computers and online connections.  Hackers can access your car via OnStar, navigation systems, diagnostic programs, bluetooth connections, etc., etc., whereupon they can unlock your doors, start your engine, turn your steering wheel, and shut off your brakes, among other kinds of havoc.

Craig Timberg has written a fascinating article on how all of this is done and the little that automakers are doing to stop it. [Read more...]

Removing a heterodox pastor

The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod is getting criticized for expelling a pastor and professor for publicly rejecting what the church believes.  But Aaron D. Wolf of Chronicles Magazine praises the LCMS for being willing to take this kind of action. [Read more...]

Texas goes for the gold

The state of Texas is striking a blow for the gold standard, starting a gold-backed bank. [Read more...]

The companies that give money to Planned Parenthood

The cultural left has made a practice of shaming and pressuring companies that give money to conservative and pro-traditional-family causes.  So, in light of the recent revelations about the abortion industry, perhaps it is fitting to identify companies that give money to Planned Parenthood.

After the jump is a list of corporate Planned Parenthood contributors.  It includes big financial companies, a representative of big oil, pharmaceutical manufacturers, junk food makers, and other big corporations that are usually considered bogeymen among liberals.  There are also high tech and fashion firms that one might expect.  Then there are  charities such as the March of Dimes and United Way.

UPDATE:  Some of these companies are already pulling out and denying that they give, as Planned Parenthood takes down the list from its website.  See this before you boycott.

UPDATE:  Coca-Cola has demanded that Planned Parenthood take its name off its list, saying it neither donates nor matches employee contributions to the organization.  Xerox and Ford (already removed from this list) made the same complaint.  (HT:  Mary Moerbe)

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Offering our body and blood to our neighbor

Thanks to Steve Bauer, who, in commenting on our earlier post on the connection Luther saw between receiving Holy Communion and loving our neighbor, quoted this remarkable passage from A Sermon on Confession and the Lord’s Supper, in which Luther says that after we hear Christ’s words, “Take, eat, this is my body. . ..this is my blood,” we should turn to our neighbor and offer him our body and blood.  Read the passage, which is more eloquent than I can paraphrase, after the jump. [Read more...]