Abortion violates every component of the most often quoted sentence from the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” Abortion is anti-life because abortion … Continue reading Abortion is anti-life, anti-liberty, and anti pursuit of happiness
Related stories come to us from Connecticut and California, where "anti-abortion" centers (in the parlance of the Hartford Courant) are getting some pushback. From the Courant, 11/10/17: The city is looking to crack down on faith-driven crisis pregnancy centers, which critics say sometimes pose as clinics to lure women and hand out misleading information about … Continue reading Bicoastal Challenges to Pro-life Pregnancy Centers
"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." -Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride by William Goldman I live in a relatively small town in Massachusetts and, like most towns, we have our political differences. They usually play out in local issues, but something happened about a year ago … Continue reading Sign of the Times
A 17-year old with no visible means of financial support got an abortion this morning. Not news, you say? Look again. “Jane Doe” is an immigrant, an unaccompanied 17-year-old, living in the U.S. without benefit of documentation. When Jane Doe learned she was pregnant, she sought an abortion in Texas, where she is living. Disputes … Continue reading Rough “Justice”
[If] you do not speak up to warn the wicked about their ways, they shall die in their sins, but I will hold you responsible for their blood. –Ezekiel 33:8 Massachusetts General Law defines abortion as “the knowing destruction of the life of an unborn child.” Further, it defines an “unborn child” as “the individual … Continue reading Stop Taxpayer Funding of Abortion in Massachusetts [Updated]
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I heard anecdotes about a man with a pro-life sign being assailed during the recent Boston demonstration/counterdemonstration, and then found that an Esquire writer tweeted a short video of the incident. (Language alert.) The guy was carrying a poster with photos of preborn human beings on the upper half of the poster, visible in the … Continue reading Thoughts on a Torn Poster
"They used to say that a child conceived in love has a greater chance of happiness. They don't say that anymore." -Vincent (Gattaca, 1997) This week in the commissary I passed a mother and daughter in the frozen seafood section. Her daughter was probably 9, and by her facial structure I guessed she had Down … Continue reading Lacking in love
It's all the rage today for Antifa and "tolerance" groups to tear down monuments from our history that depict "known racists." The majority of these actions have come against Confederate monuments, but even people like Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt have been mentioned as current or future targets. If that's the road they want to … Continue reading The racist monument that must be torn down: Planned Parenthood
it came to be that if I agreed with my church I'm a catholic and I'm very catholic and I've been all my life ,that people were calling me a racist and a bigot for believing my beliefs and that, that was the final straw for me cause I'd been a democrat all my life … Continue reading Democrats and the Math of Elections and Life
The last article I posted was June 12. A few days later, I was in the hospital with my 8.5-month pregnant wife. The baby needed to come early, so "baby prep" week was replaced by "baby's here" week. As I discussed earlier this year, this particular baby wasn't going to be a run-of-the-mill delivery. We … Continue reading My child that some would have aborted is finally home
by baldilocks :::until they get into office::: The Democrat Party's latest strategy sits poorly with some of its loyal backers. The Democratic party is facing a revolt from the left after the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman said the party would back pro-life candidates in 2018. The DCCC chairman, Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, told The Hill that … Continue reading DCCC Will Support Candidates Who Say They Choose Life
“It’s important to build community in a culture that wants to silence pro-life women and their beliefs.” — Melissa Ohden. Challenge accepted. In a time of handmaids who don’t want to see Planned Parenthood privatized and states that want to gag pro-life documentarians, there’s more pro-life work going on than will ever be documented by … Continue reading Notes from Pro-Life Women’s Conference
I'm not old enough to remember Vatican II. As I grew up, I sometimes heard people talk about a "Latin Mass," but I never attended one until well after I graduated college. That's when I started teaching Catechism at our local church, and in order to make sure I could answer 9th grader questions, I … Continue reading The fake split in the Catholic Church
Four years ago today, a jury was deliberating the fate of Kermit Gosnell. That trial ended with Gosnell serving life in prison for murder and manslaughter. Today, a GOP-majority Congress, with a GOP president looking on, can't agree on when or how to prevent taxpayer funds from going to abortion providers. What does the spine-snipping … Continue reading What will it take to get abortion providers out of the budget?