Belying Emily Letts’ “good abortion” Words: Her Face UPDATE

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Kathy Schiffer calls a video of Emily Letts getting an abortion "weird", and if all you take into account is this young woman's words, they are weird; they make almost no sense.“I know that sounds weird, but to me, this was as birth-like as it could be. It will always be a special memory for me. I still have my sonogram, and if my apartment were to catch fire, it would be the first thing I’d grab.”If you let yourself become distracted by what is coming from her mouth, you miss all that is … [Read more...]

Savage’s Abortion Facetiousness vs DeBlasio’s Determination

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My email filled up yesterday with people carrying on about Dan Savage, and his absurd off-the-cuff remarks delivered during a "Festival of Dangerous Ideas". If you missed it, here's what he said:C'mon, that's a toss-off; he's clearly not serious but merely playing to a goofy crowd eager to think of itself as subversive and brave and oh, so intellectual, by listening to "dangerous ideas" that are not dangerous at all. To say "Population Control! Too many people on the planet!" to that … [Read more...]

When the Strange God Wins, You Kill Yourself

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A recent post dealt with the growing trend of (presumably adult) people, feeling entitled to express open displeasure at the public existence of children and their parents, or -- as one contributor to the New York Times Magazine put it -- "These wan goons. . .bringing their squealing offspring to brunch or for clogging up the sidewalk..."The same issue featured this letter to the editor, written by "Carolyn" in Maryland:Five years ago I faced an unwanted pregnancy. At the time, I had a … [Read more...]

Is MSM Awareness of Gosnell a Wave in Tide of God’s Mercy? UPDATE

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It has been, as Ed Driscoll notes a slow awakening for the mainstream media, but now that they are reading the Grand Jury reports on Kermit Gosnell and the testimony at his trial, some members of the press are saying yes, this story deserves covering and in fact demands it from many angles. Perhaps no one has touched on the crux of the thing like Seth Mandel at Commentary:The media should be ashamed beyond description for this behavior. The American left should come to terms with what it … [Read more...]

Media Assist: Easy, Logical, Fair Angles to Pursue on Gosnell Story – UPDATED

Empty seats reserved for press at Gosnell Trial. Photo credit: JD Mullane, news writer and columnist, Bucks County Courier Times, The Intel, Burlington County (NJ) Times.

So, something happened yesterday, something I have been praying would happen, regarding many stories, for years -- at least since the death of Tim Russert. A mainstream reporter looked up from headlines full of spin, distraction and politically expedient, empty themes ("war on women!") and said, essentially, "why the hell is this absolute horror in our midst not on every front page?"The reporter was Kirsten Powers, who reached her breaking point with the Kermit Gosnell Butchering of Women … [Read more...]

Baby Screaming After Gosnell Abortion: only of “local” interest

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There is a saying in the news industry: "if it bleeds, it leads..."But not always.Perhaps the saying should be changed to, "if it bleeds and is politically expedient it leads, otherwise, it gets buried.For instance, you might remember the story of Kermit Gosnell, the Pennsylvania abortionist who was charged with killing at least one women and multiple (perhaps hundreds) of late-term babies in his "practice. Gosnell performed late-term abortions, marveling once that a baby was "so … [Read more...]

Whaddya want, more COMMONERS in the world?

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He has been writing an important series on culture, class and the decline of marriage on his blog, but Ross Douthat's latest column in the New York Times is getting a lot of attention, as it is a rather thoughtful look at the propensity of Ivy-League alums to seek out Ivy-League mates, and how it affects the nation:Of course Ivy League schools double as dating services. Of course members of elites — yes, gender egalitarians, the males as well as the females — have strong incentives to marry o … [Read more...]

Mechanical Man: What’s the point of you?

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Over the weekend, we watched a little indy film that we liked a lot, The Giant Mechanical Man:The protagonists are both struggling, in large part because they are social misfits; in a world that demands you have your goals lined up, your sites set and your trajectories launched without a shred of doubt, they are not sure what they want, what they even like or what they think. All they know is they don't want to be part of all that doing and going unless it has an authentic relation to … [Read more...]

Sanger’s Racist Genocidal Plans and The Masque of the Red Death

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I haven't commented about the creepy "Happy Anniversary Video" celebrating 40 years since Roe v. Wade; the suave African American man, holding a rose and cooing about the wonder of this anniversary really is, as Marc Barnes writes, "the creepiest sh*t..."If you haven't seen the video, you should go to Marc's place and watch. One of the truly chilling (and, yes, creepy)things about it is that for African Americans, abortion in America has been a true genocide. As we learned last week, in … [Read more...]

Think you’ve heard it all about abortion? Then think again!

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(image courtesy of shutterstock.com)Someone asked me, recently, what I thought the status is of the pro-life movement, and I said, "sort of stagnant." Different polling shows different data (and as Sr. Mary Ann Walsh noted at the USCCB Media Blog, "it's all in how you ask the questions") but whether anything is really changing is anyone's guess and tactics -- on both sides -- are awfully stale and predictable. When it is politically expedient for them to do so, the pro-abortion side hauls … [Read more...]


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