Archives for February 2012

Does Planned Parenthood Even Know What An Abortion Is?

So, there's a bit of controversy surrounding the proposed informed consent law in Virginia that would require women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound. Of course, radical abortion advocates find this offensive. Because women can't be trusted with information about their bodies, I guess.Couple of points:If they really care about women's health then wouldn't they want an abortion doctor to do an ultrasound so that the doctor can accurately know the age of the fetus and perform the … [Read more...]

Catholic Charities Clarifies Its Position On The Compromise

There's been a bit of concern regarding statements or quotes from Catholic Charities that made it sound as if the organization was distancing itself from the USCCB and accepting the compromise on the HHS contraception mandate.Catholic Charities has a statement posted on its website to clarify the matter:In response to a great number of mischaracterizations in the media, Catholic Charities USA wants to make two things very clear:1.  We have not endorsed the accommodation to the HHS … [Read more...]

Women’s Health=Pelvic Politics

Over at, Patrick Thornton has a great post on how "women's health" has very little to do with anything but efforts to make sure that women don't have babies. I couldn't agree more.During the Beijing Women's Conference in 1995 (UN's Fourth World Conference on Women), Pope John Paul II sent a delegation representing the Holy See that was headed by Harvard law professor Mary Ann Glendon. The UN, with the help of the US, pushed an agenda that limited women's issues/rights to the … [Read more...]

Funny Math + Bad Bookkeeping = Bad Business

President Obama has offered a so-called compromise on the HHS Mandate. Instead of forcing Catholic institutions to pay for insurance that covers contraceptives, insurance providers will be forced to cover contraception. Yep, same situation, just a different way of keeping books on it. Hmmm, when Enron was exposed, we called it accounting fraud, among other things. Bernie Madoff's investment practices were denounced as a Ponzi scheme. But when the funny math is proposed by the White House, … [Read more...]

Now What?

So the Washington State Legislature yesterday approved a bill to redefine marriage to allow same-sex couples to marry. Now what?As I predicted, the bill passed in time for supporters to make the most of Valentine’s Day. Sure, same-sex marriages can’t actually happen yet. But you can be sure that Valentine’s Day will take on a special significance for supporters of the bill next week. It’ll be a great publicity opportunity for them.But Valentine’s Day is the least of our concerns. Read … [Read more...]