WH: A Full Human Being You Can Kill at Will – UPDATE

Oh, Irony... The White House Visitors Office requires that an unborn child—still residing in utero—must be counted as a full human being when its parents register for a White House tour, according to documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. White House Visitors Office director Ellie Schafer sent an email to a Capitol Hill staffer Tuesday morning explaining the process for registering an unborn fetus for a White House tour: We have received a number of calls regarding how … [Read more...]

Will’s Poignant Admiration: Why Life and Love Matter

George Will's son, Jon, is turning 40. With Down syndrome apparent at his birth, Jon's entrance into the world was greeted with a sterile question from the doctor to the parents: "do you want to take him home with you?" The Wills wondered, "isn't that what new parents do with infants?" Will has written a beautiful piece in honor of his son, whose well-lived life is a pointed and dignified rebuke to a society that now aborts 90% of all babies suspected of carrying an extra chromosome. It … [Read more...]

Heather King’s Poor Baby

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You have to be a pretty interesting person to be able to write three short, funny and spiritually wise biographies before you're terribly old. Heather King is onesuch. She describes herself as "an ex-lawyer, ex-drunk Catholic convert" and upon reading her book Redeemed, I promptly fell in love with her work. Then I actually began to correspond with Heather, (and corralled her into sharing some great stuff with Patheos) and came to love her person. Barbara Nicolosi has called her a … [Read more...]

Why We Need Redemption

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This ugly, deplorable, heartbreaking picture showed up in my facebook feed. That's a beautiful baby, who looks to be full-term. And there are thousands if not millions of people who cannot have babies, and who would quickly claim this little one for their own. In a world where the fullness of love is constantly being challenged by hate and emptiness, the love therein created -- parent-to-child-to-grandparents and so on -- would have brought a little more affirmation, a little more "yes" into … [Read more...]

The Pope and the Giant Egg – UPDATED

UPDATE: Also, I don't know where I got this, but it's kind of stunning to listen to almost 20 years later. The press' obsession with abortion -- and the possibility that this mean old church might somehow take it away from them -- has been breathtakingly consistent, over-dramatic, and pathetic. "It could deprive them of a freedom of choice the communists never tried to take away from them." And obviously a legion of female news reports learned their voice-over technique from Bert … [Read more...]

Who loves abortion more than Obama and Sebelius? UPDATED

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It's a serious question: is there a politician alive who loves abortion more than Barack Obama? Is there a bureaucrat alive who serves it more faithfully than Kathleen Sebelius? They both put fealty to abortion access before health care for poor women. President Obama's Department of Health and Human Services has withdrawn $30 million worth of funding from a Texas Medicaid program that provides health care services for low-income women. It did so because Texas recently passed a law that … [Read more...]

Lies, Cynicism and the Spin Cycle – UPDATED

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The intellectual dishonesty of the hysterical and adolescent tract below is staggering. It is a full-page ad in the NY Times. In a transparent (and largely successful) bid to keep the electorate distracted and the conversation off his numerous dubious policies and practices, January's cynical move by the Obama Administration, helped along by an equally cynical and mostly-surrendered press, has delivered two profound lies -- the first is that the HHS mandate battle being waged by the churches … [Read more...]

The Busy Servants of Moloch – UPDATED

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When the "learning opportunity" of the Susan G. Komen/Planned Parenthood debacle was taking place, I wrote: [the past day's high drama had given] me a mental image of Moloch, enraged and stomping and roaring because there was a threat of less meat coming to his fire. Today, Moloch is appeased; the media’s heartbeat and respiration are returning to normal. They and their pals in DC can take a nice, deep cleansing breath and sit back and smile, understanding what they have just … [Read more...]

Komen and HHS: The Day of the Bully Dawns – UPDATED

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In just about 24 hours the "non-political" billion-dollar entity known as Planned Parenthood -- which does not itself do mammograms, despite how ABC News frames it -- managed to leak the news that the Susan G. Komen Foundation would no longer be contributing $700,000 dollars to its coffers, get the two stupidest women in the US Senate to go into public hysterics, bring out the heavy guns of the mainstream media and apparently win Komen's surrender! We want to apologize to the American public … [Read more...]

Susan G. Koman halts Funds to Planned Parenthood

It always bugged me that Susan G. Koman for the Cure threw so much money toward Planned Parenthood when there are well-established (but ignored) links between abortion and breast cancer. Today it was announced that the foundation is halting its grants to Planned Parenthood: Planned Parenthood says the move results from Komen bowing to pressure from anti-abortion activists. Komen says the key reason is that Planned Parenthood is under investigation in Congress — a probe launched by a … [Read more...]


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