More on using graphic images, because clearly we are all on the same side…

... Do I think using graphic images can be an effective tool to show the real horror of abortion? Yes. Do I think they should be used any and everywhere without an iota of discretion. No. Does that make me any less of a pro-life advocate? No. Yet some would argue. There seems to exist a belief that those of us who feel using graphic images within an appropriate context are less sincere and not as pro-life. Really? We are going to start infighting among ourselves over who is the most pro-life … [Read more...]

determining who is “good enough” to receive advanced medical care…

amelia

... This is Amelia. Amelia needs a new kidney but is being denied the medical care to save her life because a committee of doctors felt Amelia was not worth saving. Please read the Rivera's heartbreaking story and pray for Amelia and her family. Also, share Amelia's story on your own blogs and on Twitter (#teamamelia) because the internet can be used for good. Even USA Today picked up the story due to the powerful word of mouth on blogs and social media. Sadly, determining who is … [Read more...]

Charlotte March For Life…

... This year my presence is only in spirit. As I type this, area Catholics and pro-life supporters are marching right now, straight through the center of Uptown during lunch hour. You can follow the story at Catholic News and Herald here and on their Facebook page. Please take a moment and pray for them and their efforts. That is all. … [Read more...]

graphic abortion ads to air during super bowl…

... I just don't know what to say. I've blogged about the use of graphic imagery before, even losing a friendship over the matter. It still pains me, the loss of that friendship but I just can't convince myself that this is a good idea. [Warning: Link to the news story contains a video with graphic imagery - the video's still frame contains an image of an aborted baby when you open the page.] A part of me wants to consider this a victory for the pro-life movement, the other part - the mom … [Read more...]

Being a single parent isn’t so bad. There are worse things. Trust me…

... Being a single parent isn't so bad. Trust me on this one. Of course I am not advocating single parent households over the traditional model of family, which I know to be superior, but I want women who may find themselves debating abortion because they have no support from the father to know that being a single mother is not worse thing out there. Again, you'll just have to trust me. Right now you may be hearing the typical arguments from family and friends about the financial burdens … [Read more...]

ringing in the new year and other depressing observations made from a night club…

drunk-girls

... When they say time flies, they weren't kidding. The older I get the quicker it whizzes by so another year passing is no longer this monumental thing I celebrate. I also gave up making resolutions several years ago as a past New Year's resolution. If I screw up I examine my conscience and make my way to confession. That's my new beginning. I don't wait till the end of the year to end vices and practice new virtues. Oh, and the drunken debauchery... I never got that either. I thought New … [Read more...]

sometimes I wish people got as righteously indignant over killing babies as they do over killing kittens…

... what bizarre times we live in. … [Read more...]

seeking to normalize abortion…

... I'm sure most of you are aware of the marvelous organizations Silent No More and Rachel's Vineyard. These two agencies provide a wonderful ministry for women suffering from post-abortive trauma. They also provide counseling and a platform for women who have been hurt by abortion to speak out and let others know how spiritually and physically harmful abortion is for women. Contrary to all the evidence stating that abortion is bad for women, there is a new website looking to normalize … [Read more...]

why I am pro-life and not anti-abortion…

A much more dramatic and life affirming image

... It follows reason, if news reporting agencies are careful not to show the public graphic images out of respect for the dead and their viewers why won't the more fanatical pro-life advocates afford the same dignity to aborted babies? There is no respect for the person-hood of those deceased infants by displaying their aborted corpses to the public. It's disgusting. If you want to visually make the statement that abortion is the murder of a very real person you'd be more convincing [and … [Read more...]

I’d have 20 babies if I could…

Taken before TLC took them shopping

... though I'd dress them more fashionably and wouldn't be caught dead with that perm. I jest. I think they are a lovely family. Michelle Duggar announced recently that she and her family are expecting their 20th child. Now the poor woman has to defend herself against some of the nastiest comments I ever read. For heaven's sake, this is someone's wife and mother... not the Octomom. She and her husband are a loving couple devoted to their family; why shouldn't she want to add another … [Read more...]