The House of Representatives passed a bill that bans the use of tax-payer money to pay for abortions. (I thought something like that was already in place, but this law is apparently stronger.) Of course, it will never get past the Democratic-majority Senate or the President’s veto pen–the current Democratic party being compassionate to everyone except the unborn–but still. . . . [Read more…]
Mr. Garbarino says that the Carthaginians sacrificed children for the same reason we do. [Read more…]
Great comment on the Justice halts birth control mandate post from Kerner:
The majority opinion of Roe vs. Wade balances the “right to privacy” of the mother against the “potential human life” of the unborn child. Basically, a small group of men who were born in the 19th century, applied 19th century knowledge about biology, genetics and obstetrics to determine that a human fetus was not really human and therefore not entitled to Constitutional protection. By considering this as purely a women’s rights issue, we ended up with Roe vs. Wade. . . . [Read more…]
William Peter Blatty is the author of The Exorcist, a novel about demonic possession. He also wrote the screenplay for the movie version, which is considered one of the scariest films of all time. It turns out the former Hollywood comedy writer penned the novel as an expression of faith.
After the jump I link to an interview with him that is worth reading in its entirety. I excerpt the final words in the interview, in which Mr. Blatty cites something far more demonic than what he portrayed in The Exorcist. [Read more…]
One pro-life strategy on the state level is to require abortion clinics to meet the standards of legitimate medical facilities and to require abortionists to have admitting privileges in area hospitals. This exposes the medically shoddy standards of the abortion industry, forcing many abortuaries out of business. But some of them are trying to comply.
But a federal law is on the books that would require Roman Catholic and other religiously-affiliated hospitals that take federal funds to accept doctors who perform abortions. Ironically, the law is the Church Amendment, which prevents federal funding for the procedure, but also provides certain protections for abortionists. After the jump, a story about how this issue–which will surely be litigated–has come to a head in Wisconsin. [Read more…]