Congressman Steve Scalise at Values Voters: a Happy Warrior

The just-concluded Values Voter Summit in Washington D.C. was punctuated by standing ovations. Among them: a few for the President, who spoke decisively but without pugnacity; for Bannon and Gorka, the red-meat guys; for Alveda King, bringing the crowd to its feet to join her in song. And then there was the one for Steve … Continue reading Congressman Steve Scalise at Values Voters: a Happy Warrior

Nothing New Under the Sun, and Avoiding “Game Over”

I'm rambling a bit here, but all these disjointed thoughts about some life issues seem to be drifting together. There's nothing new under the sun, says the book of Ecclesiastes. What's strange to me is old news to someone in a different place or situation. I'm thinking in particular of two women from Canada whom … Continue reading Nothing New Under the Sun, and Avoiding “Game Over”

Notes from Pro-Life Women’s Conference

“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

Handmaids for Choice (But Not All Choices)

Hulu got some free publicity last week when several costumed "handmaids" showed up in the New Hampshire House gallery to protest a fetal homicide bill, which would allow prosecution for acts of violence causing the death of a preborn child. The bonneted "handmaids" were inspired by the Hulu original series The Handmaid's Tale, based on … Continue reading Handmaids for Choice (But Not All Choices)

Abortion as Klingon Law enforced on earth Part 1 The Rape & Incest Exception

On this anniversary of Roe v Wade there is one aspect of the abortion debate that people do their best to shy away from, the "rape & incest" exception. Despite being statistically insignificant in terms of abortion This tends to come up any time one defends life because it plays the shock and horror card … Continue reading Abortion as Klingon Law enforced on earth Part 1 The Rape & Incest Exception

A Feel Good story for the evening

If you need a smile today here's a story that provides it: A Florida boy given just days to live when he was born missing most of his brain and skull celebrated his 1st birthday last month as his father looked back on the family’s unbelievable journey. Jaxon Emmett Buell, who has an extremely rare … Continue reading A Feel Good story for the evening