Poor Pitiful Planned Parenthood

Poor pitiful Planned Parenthood.  A new rule on Title X funding, a program designed to provide health services to low income people, went into effect Monday, courtesy of the 9th Circuit U.S. Court Appeals — the most liberal appeals court in the nation.  Therefore, the nation’s behemoth abortion provider will fall on its sword — make that the scalpels and suction machines it uses to end the lives of hundreds of thousands of babies a year —rather than abide by it.  As a result, Planned Parenthood will lose $60 million in government funds.

All Planned Parenthood had to do to receive this money was stop referring the women it sees for pregnancy tests to its abortion business in the next room.  Planned Parenthood can’t do that because, despite what it says about providing health services, abortion is its “core mission.”  Continue reading “Poor Pitiful Planned Parenthood”

A Pro-Abortion Feminist Speaks Truth (Will Democratic Politicians Dare to Do the Same)

I must admit, when I first heard of Sophie A. Lewis, I thought she was a cleaver hoax invented by a conservative blogger designed to show us just how vacuous a feminist philosopher can be.  Ms. Lewis has been described as feminist uterine geography theorist and cyborg ecologist.  Please!

A newly minted Ph.D, educated in England, now living in Philadelphia, her academic interests include cyborg theory, Marxist feminism, queer environmental humanities and social reproduction i.e. abortion and paid surrogacy.  She refers to a woman with child as a “gestator.” Though one is hard-pressed to make sense of her literary ramblings in a variety of publicans,  The New York Times took her seriously enough to allow a recent op-ed on British feminists who are hostile to transgenders taking over their space.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/07/opinion/terf-trans-women-britain.html Therefore, one must assume this person, who at first seemed a poor caricature, in print and on YouTube, must be for real.

It’s her latest tirade against efforts to limit abortions in this country that takes this debate where few politicians are willing to go

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The Issue that Divides the Nation

It’s been over four decades since Roe v. Wade and the companion case, Doe v Bolton, the Supreme Court decisions that made abortion legal in all 50 states for any reason, through all nine months of a woman’s pregnancy.   Yet it remains unsettled.  Why?

Roe was a case based on legal quicksand.  In 1973, the majority on the high court found a new constitutional right hiding in the “penumbra of the Bill of Rights.”  For the uninitiated, a penumbra is the secondary shadow the moon cast on the earth during a solar eclipse.   In other words, the Supreme Court made it up.   So if the right to abortion can be found lurking around in the secondary shadows of the Bill of Rights, how many more are lurking around out there?  Scary isn’t it?

The Roe decision has troubled many of our greatest legal minds on both the right and the left. Shortly before his retirement in 1986, Chief Justice Warren Burger, who joined Harry Blackmun in that decision, suggested that Roe be “reexamined.” Continue reading “The Issue that Divides the Nation”

Just Say “NO Thank You” to IWD, Girl Scouts and Their Cookies

This is the week where real feminists separate from their radical counterparts.  For the uninformed, March 8, is officially International Women’s Day, but it is the catalyst for weeklong events held throughout this country and around the world.   Sounds harmless, if not downright inspiring to many unsuspecting women and girls who want to celebrate the right to be all that they can be.  Unfortunately, it comes with a lot of baggage you may not want for your daughter or yourself.https://www.americanprogress.org/events/2019/02/26/466672/international-womens-day/

This annual event was begun in 1909 in New York by the Socialist Party of America.  In 1917, it became a national holiday in Russia and was primarily celebrated by the socialist movement and communist countries until 1975 when it was embraced by the United Nations. Continue reading “Just Say “NO Thank You” to IWD, Girl Scouts and Their Cookies”

Why all the Fuss over NY Abortion Law (There is a bigger Tragedy)

When I arrived at church for a mid-week Bible study, the place was abuzz with the news that New York had just passed a horrendous abortion law that would allow the practice up to the actual moment of birth.

My heart sank.  Not because of this new law, but because that has, in effect, been the law of the land since 1973 when the Supreme Court handed down Roe v Wade and its companion case Doe v Bolton.  Could it be that the majority of the people in my church and other churches are ignorant of this terrible stain on our nation?

This law in New York broke no new ground in terms of when a fully-formed, viable pre-born baby can be legally killed. Nothing has changed.  Let’s be clear:  The United States has one of the most permissive and barbaric abortion laws of any country in the world.   Continue reading “Why all the Fuss over NY Abortion Law (There is a bigger Tragedy)”

Senate Punts on Defunding Planned Parenthood, Again

Last week  Sen. Ron Paul (D-Ken) succeeded in getting a vote on defunding Planned Parenthood and, in doing so, exposed his party’s hypocrisy on two important issues:  protecting life  and ending deficit spending.

Planned Parenthood is arguably one of the most evil organizations in America.  Thanks to the efforts of undercover journalists this organization was caught red-handed trying to sell the body parts of little aborted babies, which is illegal.  http://www.centerformedicalprogress.org/cmp/investigative-footage/

However, to date, Planned Parenthood has managed to escape prosecution, claiming the charges only covered doctors’ fees and transportation, despite what was said on these nauseating videos.  Meanwhile,  the filmmakers involved in the investigation are still fighting off lawsuits.

The outrage is compounded by the fact that Congress has been giving this fat-cat, highly political organization a half billion of our hard-earned tax dollars each year.   With the Republican Party — the party that has pledged to protect life — in control, reasonable people who put all these lawmakers in office expected this to end.   Continue reading “Senate Punts on Defunding Planned Parenthood, Again”

March for Life vs. Women’s March: A Study in Contrasts

Last weekend saw tens of thousands flock to Washinton, DC and major cities throughout the United States to exercise a basic right of individuals in a free society:  The right to rally and march in support of a cause:  One side gathered to support life; the other side gathered to support the right to take the life of the most vulnerable among us, a child in the womb.

Forty-five years after the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, the two sides show up on or near the anniversary of arguably the most controversial decision ever handed down by the nation’s highest court, a decision that now hangs by a legal thread.

However, for the last two years, the pro-abortion side has morphed into an anti-Trump protest. Homosexuals, transexuals, illegal immigrants, witches, prostitutes, socialists filled the streets along with women who were not shy about expressing their distaste for the current occupant of the White House.

The marches were a study in contrasts:  One march was angry, loud, disrespectful and crude.  The other peaceful, respectful and at times even joyful.   Continue reading “March for Life vs. Women’s March: A Study in Contrasts”