Posts Tagged ‘election’
The first episode of the season is online. Among the topics: what Congressmen are doing to fight/repeal Obamacare.
The handpicked candidate for the next president of Brazil was supposed to be a shoe-in, but her support of abortion and other ungodly practices is not sitting well with the citizenry. God bless the Catholic and Evangelical leaders who have spoken out, and continue to do so, which has done much to galvanize pro-life and pro-family and pro-marriage sentiment.
Here I Stand, I Can Do No Other. I’ll second that.
I can’t seem to find a way to embed the video, or even link to it directly, but the Assemblies of God USA website‘s top video right now is “Every Vote Counts” and the primary theme is pro-life. There’s a pdf transcript of the closing part of the video here.
Baptist Press has a monthly Life Digest.
Former Miss America Angela Perez Baraquio urges a pro-life vote for President. Now a grade school teacher, she has a video among those featured at JustOneJudge.com. Norma McCorvey, aka “Jane Roe” of the Roe v Wade case, also has a pro-life video there. (You do know she’s a Catholic now, don’t you?) If you prefer YouTube, the JustOneJudge YouTube channel is here.
A group that parades under a Catholic name but ignores church teaching is urging members to block pro-life activity at both Catholic and Protestant churches this weekend. Priests for Life has put them on notice that a large number of people have said they are prepared to file lawsuits if blocked.
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Anthony Esolen discusses the differences between Babies and Bottle Caps. In an age where utility is too often confused with worth, it is good to be reminded of the difference, I think.
Also at Public Discourse, Anne Hendershott notes that because of abortion centers it’s A Dangerous Time to be a Black Baby. On the upside, according to the article, Abortion Changes You ads on New York subways will be targeting the same urban, black women the abortion industry has been targeting for decades.
The Susan B. Anthony List is campaigning hard for the rights of unborn babies. I like one of the tag lines currently up at their website: “Register to vote: Your Vote can save millions.” Uhm, ladies, that’s lives, not dollars…
A woman shares how The Nurturing Network helped her when she was 17, pregnant, and scared.
Thanks to pro-lifers who brought the policy to the attention of the public, New Jersey hotels stop giving discounts to abortion business customers. (via The Point)
Nebraska abortions drop for fourth year in a row, reaching the lowest number since Roe v Wade.
Lawsuit in Colorado challenges $18 million in contracts to abortionists. Under the Colorado Constitution, since 1984 it has been illegal to use taxpayer money to pay for abortions, either directly or indirectly. The lawsuit charges that the state has been awarding illegal contracts.
I finally got around to voting (in Oregon, everyone is mailed ballots early, and either mails them in or takes them to a drop off location). For the Attorney General’s race there is no Republican candidate this year, but the Democrat has received some Republican support. So I went to check his statement in the voter’s guide put out by the state.
And how’s this for mental whiplash? Right under his list of things he wants to do to “Move Oregon Forward,” in which the last line is “Defend civil rights, a woman’s right to choose and Oregon crime victims,” there is an endorsement by (former) Gov. John Kitzhaber, which reads, “John’s courtroom experience and his thoughtful ideas for protecting our children and the environment make him the right person for the job.”
His thoughtful ideas for protecting our children?
OK, to be fair he wants to go after meth labs, and go after people who ought to be paying child support but aren’t - but, pardon me for mentioning the obvious, but a child has to survive to reap the benefits of those measures. And besides, correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t pressuring a woman into getting an abortion one of the leading ways deadbeat fathers avoid child support in the first place these days? Hello? What would it hurt to move the starting line for assuming parental responsibility forward to when parenthood actually starts?
Not one of the endorsements I saw elsewhere mentioned this candidate’s stance on abortion, or his endorsement by NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon PAC. Granted, I might have missed one that did, but what I did see simply didn’t mention the issue.
Please use the comments if you need to alert readers to other pro-abortion candidates who aren’t generally identified as such.
From LifeSiteNews, Pro-life Pharmacy in Virginia Now Open. In addition to being pro-life, the Divine Mercy Care (DMC) Pharmacy is also lady friendly, if you are the sort of lady who hates to run the gauntlet of magazines and supplies for the unfaithful you have to confront at many other drugstores.
Via Abortion Myths Dispelled at CatholicVote.com, Richard M. Doerflinger looks at “What Reduces Abortions?” He also looks at false claims being used to bolster support for Roe v Wade. One bit of good news in the Doerflinger article: “…the abortion rate has dropped 30% from 1981 to 2005; the decline started 12 years before Clinton took office, and has continued fairly steadily to the present day.”
This is not a specifically pro-life link, but if you know someone in his or her teens, you might want to introduce them to The Rebelution, which is “a teenage rebellion against low expectations.” These young people are out to build a healthier culture, and they’ve made some progress.
A federal district court has sided with West Virginians For Life in challenges to West Virginia election law and restrictions on political speech.
Missouri has a Choose Life license plate, thanks to pro-lifers who refused to give up. It looks like Arizona should have something similar soon. Ah, here we go… here’s some history on Choose Life plates from Florida, which led the way, according to the article. Also from the Choose Life, Inc. website, here’s a map of the United States showing which states have Choose Life plates, and the status of efforts in other states.
Pope Tells Doctors: Love and Honor the Dignity of Incurable Patients. (one key point: ’a cure-crazed attitude brings the temptation of “abandoning the patient when it is seen that a noticeable result cannot be obtained.”‘) In other words, just because you can’t fix something doesn’t mean you should kill the patient or treat him as no longer human. (You don’t want to hear this, but according to a so-called modern Hippocratic Oath taught at some medical schools, it’s considered OK to kill a patient as long as you don’t take the responsibility lightly.)
One-Issue Politics, One-Issue Marriage, and the Humane Society. An oldie but a goodie by John Piper, via Megan (in a comment at a previous post).
Via Michelle (in a comment at a previous post), British baby survives abortion attempt and is now a welcomed member of the family. The mother had gone in for an abortion because she was reeling from the death of an earlier child and, as she put it, didn’t know how to cope with the prospect of losing another one. (Grief and fear do mess with the ability to think, don’t they?)
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From a comment on a previous post, Mamselle Duroc recommends this video from America’s Choice Now.
For those of you not in the United States, please bear with our election focus right now. Sen. Obama not only supports abortion, he has (as the above video notes) made abolishing pro-life laws already on the books a cornerstone of his campaign.
Gerard V. Bradley, Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame Law School and a Senior Fellow of the Witherspoon Institute, tackles the question “When is it Acceptable for a ”Pro-Life” Voter to Vote for a ”Pro-Choice” Candidate?” (Don’t panic, ladies. When you apply the Golden Rule, like he does, the pro-choice arguments don’t stand up very well.) hat tip: National Review Online’s NRO Web Briefing.
Bad news. University of Guelph Pulls the Plug on Pro-Life Student Group, claiming that pro-life messages are “unsafe” for women, and therefore won’t be allowed on campus.
EWTN has A Guide to Catholic Teaching and Voting, in which Catholics are urged to live their faith. I’d issue the same proposal to the rest of Christendom. And well-mannered non-Christians, too. (Please see the first link in this post. As Gerard V. Bradley points out, and as I know from my pre-conversion days, you don’t have to be religious to refuse to participate in grave injustice.)
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