By Rai Rojas Editor’s note. This was posted Monday on Rai’s blog at rairojas.com. The day started with snowflakes, overcast skies and long lines. Credentials and ground passes for the annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the United Nations’ New York headquarters – held in March of most years – was …Continue reading "UN Commission: “Religion, Culture and Tradition Violate Rights ”"
By Dave Andrusko As we reach mid-day, I’d like to include a brief post stirred into existence by the headline of a piece that ran a while back in the Irish Times. It read, “Words can change our capacity for reason.” For our purposes it is irrelevant what is the two word phrase that …Continue reading "“Ugly and Inhumane and Barbaric”"
By Dave Andrusko If you were trying to capture the militant pro-abortion mind, you’d be hard pressed to match Jessica Valenti’s “Free Abortions on Demand Without Apology” which appeared in The Nation back in August. A quick preface. As the pro-life jivinjehoshaphat.blogspot.com dryly observed, back in January, writing in the same publication, Katha Politt …Continue reading "But that was then and this is now–“Free Abortions on Demand Without Apology”"
By Dave Andrusko Although I returned from vacation last Tuesday, I am still catching up on articles that ran while my family was away. I’m thinking of a truly astonishing piece, “Free Abortions on Demand Without Apology” which appeared in The Nation. A quick preface. As the pro-life jivinjehoshaphat.blogspot.com dryly observed, back in January, writing …Continue reading "But that was then and this is now–“Free Abortions on Demand Without Apology”"
By Dave Andrusko It’s hardly a revolutionary thought–that pro-lifers and pro-abortionists look at the same situation, the same set of facts, and draw diametrically opposed conclusions. That’s obvious and reflects hugely different understandings of love, responsibility, justice, mercy, and moral obligations But you would THINK there could some items that both sides could agree to. …Continue reading "Abortion on demand and without apology"
By Dave Andrusko Over the past six months, of all the hundreds of stories we’ve written, the post that received the second most responses was our informed speculation why Planned Parenthood was backing off its long-time use of the term “pro-choice.” [“Pro-Choice” Passé? Much more than that behind PPFA’s shift in language.] While we weren’t …Continue reading "“Not in Her Shoes”: Old wine in New wineskins"
By Dave Andrusko Not often do I agree with pro-abortionists, especially the kind who sees their mission in life as eliminating even a flashing yellow light on a woman’s race to abort and persuading the culture that concern about both mother and child is the very definition of “discrimination.” But they do have a point: …Continue reading "“Changing the Narrative on Abortion”"
By Dave Andrusko In a 3-2 split decision, the Supreme Court of New Zealand that ruled that the country’s Abortion Supervisory Committee has no power to examine the lawfulness or the clinical correctness of particular decisions made by certifying consultants. The Abortion Supervisory Committee is the statutory body charged with administering the country’s abortion law …Continue reading "Supreme Court of New Zealand Rejects Pro-Life Challenge"
By Dave Andrusko For the last item of the week, I’d like to briefly talk about an article that ran online titled simply, “Fetus.” I learned a lot. For example, “The first recorded use of the word ‘fetus’ dates back to 1398. Before then, an unborn human was almost always referred to as a ‘child’ (or …Continue reading "The pivotal role the use of the word ‘fetus” played in ushering in abortion on demand"