Archives for March 2012

‘October Baby’ Touches A Nerve

The New York Times has a review of the new movie October Baby that fails to tell the reader anything about the movie as a film, but it sure tells us a lot about the author's attitudes on abortion. More precisely, it tells us a lot about her views of pro-lifers.Take a look at the first paragraph:More slickly packaged than most faith-based fare, “October Baby” gussies up its anti-abortion message with gauzy cinematography and more emo music than an entire season of “Grey’s Anatomy.” But not … [Read more...]

Punting on the HHS Mandate & Campaign 2012

James Capretta over at NRO has a good piece on the latest "accommodation" on the HHS Mandate. National Catholic Reporter has an incredibly biased report, but they offer links to the relevant documents at the end of the article.But I can't pass up the opportunity to point out the bias from a so-called Catholic outlet.According to NCR:Taking a conciliatory tone and asking for a wide range of public comment, the Obama administration announced this afternoon new accommodations on a … [Read more...]

The Bishops’ New Statement & Some Next Steps

Yesterday, the US Catholic Bishops issued another statement on the HHS mandate, clarifying that the Catholic Church is not backing down:We will continue our vigorous efforts at education and public advocacy on the principles of religious liberty and their application in this case (and others). We will continue to accept any invitation to dialogue with the Executive Branch to protect the religious freedom that is rightly ours. We will continue to pursue legislation to restore the same level of … [Read more...]

Today, the Senate Voted ‘No’ on Choice.

The Senate today trampled individual freedom and rights of conscience in a 51-48 vote defeating the  “Respect for Rights of Conscience Act” which would protect the religious and conscience rights of individuals and organizations opposed to the HHS mandate on contraception (which has little to do with contraception).It also trivialized women's health and the opinions of women. Many women, either as individuals or business owners, do not want to subsidize the cost of contraception. Even more … [Read more...]