A Tale Of Two Princesses

Last week, the (developed) world held its breath for the birth of the new British baby whom we now know is a princess. And all the while, life kept happening for everyone in the world. There were joys, struggles, suffering, death, and more joys. Everyday life.But I couldn't get over the stark contrast in which Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana was welcomed at the same time that Francesca Marina, the daughter of a Nigerian refugee, was born on an Italian naval ship. I'd post her picture - … [Read more...]

Los Angeles, Sunshine, and Pro-Life

Los Angeles knows how to do a pro-life walk/rally. After oh-so-many freezing (but, of course worth it!) Marches for Life in DC and Olympia, WA, it was almost surreal to be at a pro-life gathering with warm sunshine instead of snow, rain, and whatever other chilling effects of weather that exist.70 degrees. Sunscreen. Sunglasses. Sitting on the grass. In the sunshine. Saturday, January 17.Aside from the spectacular weather, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, in its first ever pro-life rally … [Read more...]

Pope Francis – Still Catholic, Still Pro-Life

 On Saturday, Pope Francis gave an address to the Association of Italian Catholic Doctors on the occasion of the organization's 70th anniversary.For those who have been pondering whether the Pope is still Catholic, still pro-life, etc., I recommend it. And it's a good read regardless. In particular, his emphasis that medical ethics is not about religion or philosophy. It's about science: The dominant thinking sometimes suggests a "false compassion", that which believes that it … [Read more...]

Responding To Akin: When Pro-Lifers Do The Work For Abortion Advocates

I think I'm going out on a limb here, but I'm a little surprised at the reaction to Rep. Todd Akin's idiotic and unfortunate remarks on "legitimate rape" and the theory that rape victims' bodies somehow protect them from getting pregnant as a result of the attack.All of us say (and do!) stupid things at one time or another. Unfortunately, more of us are caught saying them now that media are omnipresent. And politicians seem to say more than their share of things that shouldn't have been … [Read more...]

“If you don’t say I’m pro-life, you’re going to jail.”

So Rep. Steve Driehaus (D-Ohio) voted for the health care legislation and says that he's pro-life even though the legislation includes taxpayer funded abortion. Pro-life groups did a good job of spreading awareness about the problematic aspects of the legislation before the final vote; so its content, at least on major pro-life issues, is no secret. And no one took the executive order seriously since it has no binding power.Driehaus isthreatening the president of the Susan B. Anthony List, … [Read more...]