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December 23, 2009
Prayers and support for Sen Ben Nelson to reconsider his vote
Nebraska democratic Senator Ben Nelson sold out. It’s true and the pro-life community is disappointed, angered and despondent. Sen Nelson had repeatedly vowed that he would not vote for the senate version of “healthcare reform” unless the bill included strict language prohibiting the use of federal funds for abortion.
Instead, at the 11th hour, Senator Nelson caved. Not to pressure, but to temptation. A $100 million payoff to Nelson by way of a permanent exemption from increased state contributions to Medicaid for Nebraska.
Senator Nelson has been roundly castigated. And deservedly so. But he surely has heard our voices and now is the time to forgive. We all err, and we all succumb to temptation on occasion. And in Senator Nelson’s case there is ample time for a generally staunch defender of the unborn to make amends and find redemption.
December 10, 2009
The left’s standard response to common sense restrictions on abortion
Berkeley, CA has once again distinguished itself in the category of, well let’s just say unseemly public behavior. The Berkley City Council, by a vote of 8 – 1, yesterday voted to send letters of displeasure to 20 democratic members of the US House Of Representatives who had voted in favor of the Stupak-Pitts Amendment to the House “healthcare reform” bill. The Stupak amendment prohibits tax payer funding of abortions.
Mixed in with the hundreds of thousands of other letters already pouring into the House expressing “displeasure” over you name it, the council’s letters needed that extra Berkley touch to get the special attention correspondence from Berkley deserves. And when progressives have the need to express themselves on abortion they usually like to say it with coat hangers.
So with each unhappy letter, the Berkley City Council included a coat hanger. Sure, everyone gets the extremely clever idea. But this tasteless display of feminist effrontery says more about the bitter, obsessive nature of the abortion lobby than anything else.
Category: Politics Of Abortion
November 27, 2009
Fools rush in where journalists tread with respect
Catholic Chris Matthews must have been a hit around the OMSNBC water cooler Monday night. The abject rudeness and sarcasm with which Matthews conducted his interview with a Catholic bishop on the issue of abortion no doubt sent tingly sensations, similar to the ones Chris says he gets when Barack Obama speaks, up the legs of all the pro-abortion gang at the least watched “news” network on television. Rambunctious hugs from Keith Olbermann and Andrea Mitchell. A sisterly kiss from Rachel Maddow. A great night to be a progressive liberal.
Never mind that all the “hits” Matthews thinks, or at least hoped others would think, he scored against Bishop Thomas Tobin, Diocese of Providence, RI, were based upon false premises and liberal claptrap. With the country steadily moving against the liberal false idol of abortion, someone had to get on the air and take the Catholic Church down a peg or two. And the obvious choice was someone who had already shred his dignity and lost all credibility as a journalist. A fool ready to rush in where true journalists tread with respect.
November 15, 2009
Bishop Thomas Tobin confronts Rep Patrick Kennedy on abortion
The Catholic Church is finally confronting a member of the Kennedy clan on abortion, at least in the case of Bishop Thomas J. Tobin, Diocese Of Providence, RI. Bishop Tobin has not only called out Rhode Island Congressman Patrick Kennedy on Kennedy’s criticism of the US Conference Of Catholic Bishops stated opposition to abortion funding in pending “healthcare reform” legislation.
Bishop Tobin has also made it crystal clear to Kennedy that his arrogant defiance of the Church’s Catechism on the subject of abortion “is unacceptable to the Church and scandalous to many of our members. It absolutely diminishes your communion with the Church”. Though not officially barring Kennedy from the Sacrament, Bishop Tobin states that Kennedy, and other “pro-choice Catholic” politicians, should not receive communion.
We have repeatedly posed the question Where Is The Catholic Church? on the matter of the Catholic legislators who enable the million-plus abortions in America each year. The type of stance Bishop Tobin has taken with Rep Kennedy is long overdue. Let’s pray it’s not too late.
Category: The Catholic Church And Abortion
November 3, 2009
The Stupak-Pitts bill would easily be circumvented
The Pelosicare version of the president’s healthcare takeover bill is scheduled for vote on Friday. Speaker Pelosi’s pride and joy is everything the pro-life community, and the country, feared. HR 3962 is a socialist manifesto comprised of 1990 pages of business and personal mandates, business and individual taxes, penalties, new bureaucracies empowered to make medical decisions, and federal funding for abortion.
The final attempt to eliminate funding for abortion is the Stupak-Pitts Amendment offered by Bart Stupak (D MI) and Joe Pitts (R PA). The Stop The Abortion Mandate website conducted a webcast last night to rally support for the amendment via e-mails and phone calls to House members. And it is incumbent upon us all to work for passage of the Stupak-Pitts amendment.
However, expansion of unrestricted abortion services, cloaked as essential healthcare benefits and fully funded, will be included in any “public option” signed into law by President Barack Obama. Irregardless of passage of Stupak-Pitts.
October 19, 2009
Reflections during 40 Days For Life
Saturday was our first experience of being on the “front lines” in the struggle to save America’s unborn. In conjunction with the national 40 Days For Life Campaign, we participated in our church’s prayer vigil in front of an abortion clinic.
Though always opposed to abortion, it is only within the last two years that we have become actively involved in the pro-life movement. The unlikely overturning of Roe v Wade appeared to be the only hope. Our involvement was limited to voting for pro-life candidates and offering prayers for their success.
It was Catholic cable station EWTN (Eternal Word Television Network) that led us beyond passive support for the pro-life cause into active involvement. Like millions of Americans opposed to abortion, on principle, we had never actually taken the time to contemplate the horrible realities of what happens during an abortion. We never realized the extent of the physical and psychological damage often inflicted upon women who have undergone an abortion. Never understood the depth of sorrow experienced by men who have lost children to abortion. Never truly reflected upon what an abomination the dismembering of a screaming infant must be to the loving God who bestows life as the greatest of gifts. Never stopped to think about what an affront a national policy of abortion on demand must be to the gracious God Who has bestowed so many blessings upon our country.
And more importantly we were not aware of the success being achieved by thousands of pro-life activists combating the evil plague of abortion, saving One Baby At A Time.
October 8, 2009
NOW feigns “outrage” over abortion and Obamacare
Numerous reports abound citing rage on the distant left over President Obama’s alleged moderation on the final version of his “healthcare reform” bill. No “public option”, “opt out” clauses, backroom deals with the satanic health insurance industry and, most laughably, no provisions for abortion.
There are people who are apparently letting their guard down and luxuriating in a long sigh of relief. He’s listening to us. It won’t be as bad as everyone thought. Common sense and responsible government prevails.
Such wishful thinking is, well, foolish. Based upon Barack Obama’s rhetoric and associations during his entire career, the resumes of his cabinet members and “czars”, the radical nature of the democratic leadership and the extremist fringe groups they are beholding to, anyone who succumbs to complacent self delusion about what will come out of Washington on healthcare just ain’t thinkin’ right.
September 25, 2009
Michael Steele just can’t see THE restorative issue for the GOP- Life
Columbus (OH) Dispatch Senior Editor Joe Hallett carefully poised the loaded question to RNC Chairman To Nowhere Michael Steele asking “if there is room in the party for a pro-abortion rights candidate”?
Clueless, and likely hopping up on the nearest table in hopes of being caught by a CNN or MSNBC camera crew, Steele emphatically responded “There absolutely is, there absolutely is… and that’s a very important step for the party to take, I think, and I’m looking forward to help lead that charge in the future.”
Now if Steele can just persuade Bob Dole to head the GOP ticket in 2012, happy days will surely be here again.
Too busy trying to out do the democrats in identity/racial politics and pandering loudly to pro-choicers, homosexual activists and green kooks, chairman Michael Steele just cannot see the restorative issue for the republican party through all the mismatched trees he’s dragging into his “big tent”.
Life. The social justice cause of our time.
Category: Politics Of Abortion
September 8, 2009
Implementing an abortion “head tax”
The “Healthcare Reform” hustle on abortion is now being aided and abetted by liberal religious organizations citing the Capps Amendment to HR 3200 as proof that President Obama has no intention to include abortion services in the “public option”. Congresswoman Lois Capps is seen at the left demonstrating against California’s Prop 8 initiative restricting marriage to one man and one woman.
Obamacare supporter Chris Korzen, executive director of Catholics United (Catholics-United.org) gave the group’s imprimatur to HR 3200 claiming “The inclusion of the Capps Amendment represents a positive step toward health care reform that preserves existing policies prohibiting federal funding for abortion services…”.
It remains to be determined whether groups like Catholics United, or Jim Wallis’s Sojourners, are intent on fooling themselves, merely bent on fooling others, or both. Even casual perusal of the text of the amendment bares it for what is intended to be. Legislative bait and switch, written in Clintonese and riddled with loopholes.
August 27, 2009
Self deification and slander belies Obamacare plea to the pulpit
An avowed proponent of “separation of church and state”, Mr Obama seems to have found religion in a foxhole as barrages of civil protest against Obamacare continue to rain down on the White House and congressional democrats.
Our suddenly pious president hurled the bible at opponents charging “there are some folks out there who are, frankly, bearing false witness”, referring to concerns that government intervention in America’s healthcare system will inevitably lead to rationing of medical care.
The president, however, rendered himself the ultimate false witness during a second “private call” with 40 rabbis. Mr Obama pointedly admitted that under Obamacare end of life decisions will indeed be placed in the hands of government as, verging on blasphemy, he arrogantly proclaimed “we are God’s partners in life and death”.« Previous Entries