Tag Archive for choice

What ever happened to “Safe, Legal & Rare”?

A few years ago I presented a paper to the Junto titled, “Seeing is Believing”. At that time our country was confronted with the horrors of the abortion industry during the trial of Kermit Gosnell. In the paper I pondered the words of former abortionist Dr. Bernard Nathenson (author of the film Silent Scream) “America won’t reject abortion until it sees abortion”. Thankfully, in the Gosnell case, seeing the truth caused the jury, including nine pro-abortion jurors, to convict him of the murder of an expectant mother and the killing three babies who were born alive. Additionally, the publicity of

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Women and Beer: A Pro-Choice Post

Despite my apparent inability to pour a beer without spilling at our last meeting, I do love a good brew and enjoy trying new beers as often as I can find and afford them. As a family man, however, I have avoided certain beers based on the content of their labels. The brewing industry has long used sex to sell its product; I generally steer clear of the more risque, tasteless, or immoral labels. I simply don’t want these labels in the house, and given the volume of new beers being produced, I’m never at a loss to find something else to

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Athlete, Hero, Woman!

America loves sports heroes, especially improbable ones.  That’s why the newest superstar on the scene of women’s sports is garnering such unprecedented accolades (except from the usual Catholic dinosaurs).  With 5 victories in her first 10 LPGA events, this previously unknown woman has rocketed to celebrity status in a matter of a few months.  But what’s more amazing, she’s done it all since declaring her womanhood only a year ago! Unlike most gender transformations, Hank Purtzel’s was a sudden one.  “It was strange,” she says.  “I went home after missing another cut on the PGA Tour, knowing that I had

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Lux et Veritas?
No ‘Social Justice’ for
Pro-Lifers, Unborn

Over the past two decades I have spent considerable time on a wide variety of college campuses. In that time, I have seen firsthand a steady march away from authentic free inquiry and open debate — away from any concept of Truth in favor of an earthy Progress. So I was more disappointed that surprised to see that students at one of our country’s “great” universities had deemed the campus’s pro-life group unworthy of full membership to the university’s social justice and community service non-profit: Yale Pro-Life Group Rejected by ‘Social Justice’ League. Perhaps I should be encouraged by the

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Seeing Is Believing

I recall an incident, about 15 years ago, when I went to pray at one of the local abortion clinics. I arrived a little before 8 am on Saturday morning – before most of the normal prayer group. This gave me an opportunity to talk with the two side walk counselors who were standing at the edge of a parking lot, near a side entrance. The fact that they had not joined the prayer group at the front entrance was a signal that an abortionist was inside ready to kill babies. They mentioned that he had shown up at about 7:30

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Electoral Martyrdom and the End of an Era in ‘Bachmann Country’

Earlier today, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has announced she will not seek a fifth term representing Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional District. Her nearly nine-minute video announcement cuts to the chase early — four terms is long enough — but then she goes on to insist that the current investigations have nothing to do with her decision and to assure her constituents that she would’ve won her fifth term and that she will keep “working 100-hour weeks” on their behalf. From my perspective, it’s a classic Bachmann message, ripe with references to the Constitution, innocent life, traditional marriage, and family values; vocal in

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The Panopticon of Public Education Part 4: Dismantling the Monopoly

So, what are the options for challenging the de facto monopoly of the public education system?  To the educational layman, there are some interesting (and perhaps hopeful) ideas already at work. 1. Charter schools.  First showed up in Minnesota in 1991, the most well known and practiced variation that is part of the public system.  According to the National Education Association website (and the links contained therein), Charter schools are publicly funded elementary or secondary schools that have been freed from some of the rules, regulations, and statutes that apply to other public schools, in exchange for some type of accountability for

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