“Abortion Ends Life? So What?” Here be Monsters. – UPDATED

So, here is a title, over at Salon: "So what if abortion ends life?":Writes Mary Elizabeth Williams:Of all the diabolically clever moves the anti-choice lobby has ever pulled, surely one of the greatest has been its consistent co-opting of the word “life.” Life!Yeahhhh, wanting and affirming life over death; that's...diabolical!Here’s the complicated reality in which we live: All life is not equal. That’s a difficult thing for liberals like me to talk about, lest we wind up look … [Read more...]

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

(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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“There’s Gold in Them Thar Wombs!”: Cuomo Chases it Down

Not everyone is into political issues, or keeps up with them, and my husband has a limited attention span for news articles on issues that have promised "nothing new" for the last few decades. For that reason, and although he is strongly pro-life, articles touching on the issue rarely get his attention: there's a lot of yelling on all sides, but few if any saying anything new.New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is helping to change that, by saying something new, extreme, and rather shocking, and … [Read more...]

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Elite Women Do Not See This Abortion Reality – UPDATE

(photosource)Recall that the only reason we ever heard about monster-abortionist/baby-feet collecting Kertmit Gosnell was because of an investigation into drug charges. Absent that investigation, we'd never have known about the filth, incompetence and reckless disregard for human life that comprised his profitable "services" to "women in need."And here, again, we discover abortion mill squalor, only because of a peripheral investigation:the Muskegon Fire Department has posted … [Read more...]

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Savita’s tragic death could have been avoided – UPDATED

Because I am very nearly burned out, to the point where yesterday I wondered if I should take a blogging moratorium, I shut down the computer rather early and missed this story as it was building.Well, how dare I? This morning a couple of emails greeted me, all variations on this theme: "hey you &^$%$ pro-life hypocrite and your ^#$%^ church and your ^%$#$%^ Christ, why aren't you writing about this story and see how you've ^$#%#%-ed-up lives and &$%#%@)*^ Ireland! %^$#@ Catholics! … [Read more...]

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Obama, Planned Parenthood and his Daughters, Again

I don't mean to be a nudge, I really don't. But it's starting to creep me out, how much Obama loves Planned Parenthood, and how he clearly lives with the expectation that his daughters are going to kill his grandchildren, and negate the coming of love.“Mr. Romney wants to get rid of funding for Planned Parenthood. I think that is a bad idea,” Obama said. “I’ve got two daughters. I want them to control their own health care choices. We’re not going backwards, we’re going forwards.”Obama’s … [Read more...]

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NY Daily News: Can’t we put aside politics to help people?

(Photosource)Would have missed this editorial in the New York Daily News, if not for the invaluable New Advent:Modern-day slaves, hostage to abortion: Set aside politics to help Catholic groups that fight human traffickingSome problems are more important than politics. Human trafficking should be one of them. As Secretary of State Clinton has said, “If this issue doesn’t demand zealous advocacy, it’s hard to figure out what does.”In fact, just this week, a new State Department rep … [Read more...]

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The Crescat’s Brave Piece

One of the reasons I have always liked Katrina Fernandez is that she has the soul of an artist and the sharp-elbowed honesty of one who has spent some time sketching among the longshoremen: she is both elevated and earthy in her perspective. In this, she reminds me a little of Heather King, whom I have referred to as "a mystic with a bit of a mouth"Some of that, I've always thought, suggested the self-bandaging of a person who had survived serious wounding and found a way to cope. I know a … [Read more...]

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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 to en … [Read more...]

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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...]

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