Archive for December 2008
Hello from someone else’s computer. Mine is on the fritz. (Oh, well. It’s been a good time to have a blog break…)
Be sure and watch the part past 1:19. Then you’ll understand my post title…
hat tip: Kim Komando
Not humorous, but beautiful – which is its own type of fun, yes?
hat tip: Expat Yank
At Books & Culture, Agnes R. Howard reviews Fatal Misconception: The Struggle to Control World Population, by Matthew Connelly, and Conceiving Parenthood: American Protestantism and the Spirit of Reproduction by Amy Laura Hall. Howard finds quite a bit of fault with Conceiving Parenthood, but also some valuable contributions to the discussion of how we got to a culture that’s steeped in a “quality control” mindset when it comes to children.
In the sidebar, there was an ad for a book called Embryo: A Defense of Human Life, by Robert P. George and Christopher Tollefsen. (George has been fighting this battle longer than some of us. See, for instance, Infants & Civil Rights, from 2000, in favor of the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act.)
Earlier on this blog, a commenter recommended the book Render unto Caesar: Serving the Nation by Living Our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life, by Charles Chaput. Uncommon Knowledge interviewed Chaput in September about the book and related matters.
I haven’t seen any of the above books yet. If you’ve reviewed them, or would like to comment on them, please drop a note/link in the comments box here. Also, if you’ve done reviews or have recommendations on other books that would likely be of interest to other pro-lifers, drop a note in the comments. Comments with multiple links tend to get shunted to the spam queue, so please feel free to make multiple comments, if you’re providing links.
The Mississippi Baptist Convention has a Memorial to the Missing, using 50 million pennies inside a glass structure to mark the number of abortions in this country since Roe v Wade.
Giacomo at Joust the Facts, a doctor in his day job, has some info on how scientists made a new windpipe for a woman, using stem cells from her own bone marrow. I’d take exception with Giacomo where he says we should tread carefully when looking at research using embryonic stem cells (as opposed to the adult stem cells used in this case). I don’t think treading carefully helps much if you’re heading where you shouldn’t go…
Reasoned Audacity has a round-up of some of the bloggers and others who are fighting FOCA by mentioning the Fight FOCA petition (which now has over 295,000 signatures).
The Paragraph Farmer notes opposition to FOCA from people otherwise solidly in the Obama camp. To put it another way, you don’t have to be pro-life to see what a bad idea this bill would be.
A woman who owns abortion centers that target Hispanic women in California has been arrested. She has entered a plea of no contest to charges of pretending to be a physician, and doing abortions without a medical license.
The next Monthly Call for Life is this Friday.
As always, feel free to expand the round-up by leaving a comment.