Sunday, July 24, 2005
This list would make a nice flyer to send around to friends, a great little poster in your church foyer...hey; you come up with your own ideas. Just spread the word!
Says Debbie, The Great Raid --a must see for all Americans. Screened it, today. EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT! Cannot say enough good things about it. It's about the rescue of U.S. POWs in Cabanatuan, Philippines, tortured by the Japanese, during World War II.
Click on the title of this post to read more of her interesting comments about The Great Raid.
This excerpt from Catholic World News should prompt you to read the whole story...
However, in an unusual twist, Krisztina Morvai of Hungary [a member of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women], seemed to express dissatisfaction with the committee's relentless focus on widening the availability of abortion. Speaking soon after Pimentel, Morvai said, "One thing that is invisible and lost in the debate is that abortion is bad for women."
Morvai then added, "No woman actually wants to have an abortion. We have this illusion that women have free choices. But abortion is a terribly damaging thing psychologically, spiritually, and physically." She said that she hopes one day that "abortion will be the past," and that it will be considered "like torture in the field of human rights."
Friday, July 22, 2005
And Ann isn't the only conservative who has some heavy doubts about Robert's impact on, say, Roe v Wade. Take a careful look at the Town Hall columns of Charles Krauthammer and Ben Shapiro as well as the Weekly Standard piece by Fred Barnes.
But to be frank; reform isn't really what is needed here. Just shut down the bloated beast altogether.
In this day of media overkill and out of control government spending, doing away with PBS should be a very easy choice to make.
Two owners of an abortion business in Miami have been arrested on charges that they were using two people without a medical license to perform abortions at their facility. Police arrested Jose Rodriguez, 52, and Magaly Gil, 56, both of Miami. They were released on $5,000 bond, according to a Miami Herald report.
Officials say the pair knew Kieron Nisbet, who performed abortions at their facility, was not licensed to practice medicine in Florida. According to the report, Nisbet performed abortions in November at their Best Care Women's Center abortion business. Nisbet also performed abortions at a Hialeah, Florida abortion facility, A Women's Care II, during the same time.
Police have tried to apprehend Nisbet, but the Herald reports he has fled to his homeland of Trinidad, an island in the Southeast Caribbean. Police put out a warrant for his arrest in April. State officials are trying to revoke the license for the A Women's Care II abortion business, but it is fighting the action and has taken their case before an administrative judge. However, the owners surrendered the license voluntarily on Monday after the Miami-Dade Police Department and the Florida Department of Health began a joint investigation.
Meanwhile, Rodriguez and Gill have gone to extraordinary lengths to cover up their use of unlicensed people to perform abortions. A former employee of the Best Care Women's Center abortion facility told police that the two ordered her to tell officials that Nisbet was not involved in the abortion facility. The owners also brought the employee to the Hialeah abortion facility to ''for the purpose of showing her a licensed doctor by the name of David Brown," the Herald reported. They told the employee to tell police that Brown had performed the abortions at both facilities.
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Tuesday, July 19, 2005
It certainly looks like W. held firm and gave the country a man who seems to be the real deal. Way to go, Mr. President! Now, true conservatives can finally take a breath again...and then begin to fight the full court press the Democrats and their media buddies will certainly launch against Judge Roberts.
Besides this brief ABC story, here's a few other takes:
Concerned Women of America's story on Roberts...
Power Line's invigorating comments are here...
Want Hugh Hewitt's opinion? Sure, you do. Go here...
The AP on Roberts' conservative stripes...
And finally, here's Michelle Malkin with her view (and a lot of links to others). Check it out...
We had seen, in the last several years of our visiting residents in nursing homes, that the people seemed to be less responsive, less alert and sleeping much more than in the eighties when we first started the visits. Off the record admissions from medical workers confirmed the reason for this was the residents were more heavily drugged. A key reason behind this was the lack of staff to take care of the residents. That's right; it was easier to have them sleep than to try and keep them occupied.
However, a second reason was the lowering of quality of staff hires. For instance, in order to get nurses to work at nursing home pay levels, the institution was accepting people whose heart wasn't devoted to quality care. The residents were merely burdensome "bed numbers" to many of this new generation of staffers and, when there was a conflict over the staff's comfort vs. the resident's best care, the residents lost the contest.
This story from Health Sentinel will open some eyes as to the tragic mismanagement of our society's elderly and infirm.
The British Medical Journal reported Saturday that the World Health Organization (WHO) has approved the RU-486 chemical abortifacient as an "essential" medicine for inclusion in a list of medicines required to be available to physicians working in developing countries.
Arguing that the combination of mifepristone followed later by misoprostol is a safe alternative to surgical abortion in countries where abortion is often illegal, the WHO authorized inclusion of the drug as essential to combat what it terms back-alley "unsafe abortions."
WHO director of medicines policy and standards and secretary of its essential medicines committee Hans Hogerzeil criticized the US, opposition to the inclusion of RU-486 as an "essential" medicine. The US did achieve one goal - the inclusion of a phrase in the essential drug list that reads, "Where permitted under national law and where culturally acceptable."
The UK's Society for the Protection of Unborn Children said it "hoped enough cultures rejected the drugs ... as they would bring innocent life to an end," as reported by the BMJ.
After news of the RU-486 inclusion by WHO, Planned Parenthood wrote to congratulate its members, saying, "More than 5,000 FreeChoiceSavesLives.org activists like you took action to protect these women by emailing Dr. Lee Jong-Wook at the World Health Organization (WHO)." Planned Parenthood congratulated its members for putting pressure on Jong-Wook to include RU-486. "Your emails urging him not to cave in to the inappropriate, ideologically-driven pressure it was receiving from the Bush administration's Department of Health and Human Services seem to have given the WHO the encouragement it needed to stop dragging its feet."
Concerned Women for America (CWA) posted on its Web site in January public documents revealing approximately 600 serious complications suffered by women who used the abortion drug RU-486 in the US.
Monday, July 11, 2005
And yes; they need prayers and financial help to get the widest broadcast of these excellent spots.
By the way, the gal most definitely has a handle on what's happening. Govindini Murty is an accomplished insider -- an actress, screenwriter, co-director of the Liberty Film Festival, a film columnist for Newsmax.com, editor of Libertas, a leading blog for conservative discussion...and a quite witty writer. Check out her fine article.
Read the rest of this sobering article from Rocco DiPoppo over at FrontPageMag.
In a similar vein, check out how the liberal media rate in their coverage of Ed Klein's negative book on Hillary Clinton (almost non-existant) and Kitty Kelley's negative book on George W, (deep and wide).
Saturday, July 09, 2005
But users of that slogan did not realize the extreme selfishness of the sexual revolution. As any sidewalk counselor or CPC worker can tell you, the "windows to the womb" which a gracious God has given us through modern technology are routinely closed by men and women who clearly see the truth of a child's humanity but then wickedly reject that child's right to life.
Here's a chilling story about how Dr. Stuart Campbell's pioneer work in 3D ultrasound technology was callously ignored by most of the members of the once-prestigious British Medical Association.
By the way, Jean Swenson is not an indifferent spectator of the issue. She is a quadriplegic who very much desires cures for illnesses, diseases and injuries (like the one to her spinal cord). However, she insists that the best chances for such cures lie in the direction of morally-acceptable medical research.
This is a very good piece and one which you'd do well to pass around.
Friday, July 08, 2005
Here's her latest on how England has (at the cost of many pounds...and now perhaps, many lives) coddled Muslims who openly celebrate and advocate mass murder.
Note especially Debbie's links within her brief article, like the one connecting readers to a January UPI story about British Muslims joining together to declare a jihad against the U.K.
...Yet while we mourn, we must also hope that July 7, 2005, will live in the hearts of Britons as September 11 has lived in the hearts of Americans: A moment of calling. Currently, Western resolve against terror has experienced a period of complacency. While G-8 leaders debate global warming in Gleneagles, Scotland, they forget that which truly threatens the civilized world -- Islamofascism, the one thing not even on the G-8 agenda.
Indeed, the Western world's capacity for denial continues to impress as much as confound. Even when we are debating terrorism here in the United States, the argument in recent months has not focused on how to wage a better war on terror. Instead, we dither over proper handling of the Koran; whether terrorists should be treated like normal criminals; or if Iraq is a central front. Responsible Americans must wonder now if the present debate is moving us farther away from security...
Well, Froma Harrop has that peculiar insight that only high-minded leftists have and she oh-so-bravely shares it with us on the editorial page of the Seattle Times. You see, the real evil is that wicked, smelly black stuff we use in our cars and machinery... aided, of course, by a Republican administration that cares more about rich oil barons than the other folks of the world.
Reading this editorial is an enlightening experience, to be sure; but not in the way Ms. Harrop desires. Rather, it reveals how obscurantist and illogical liberals are willing to be (in public, no less!) in mouthing the same old platitudes.
Thursday, July 07, 2005
Despite Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi's support of suicide bombings and the targeting of American allies, Livingstone dubbed him a "man of peace" and a "moderate..."
Tuesday, July 05, 2005
1) Kathleen Parker's incisive look at the destruction of America's families...
2) Wes Pruden on despotism, the greatest reason of all (but certainly the most neglected by the press) for African poverty...
3) Powerline's publication of Major E.'s letter telling about Independence Day in Iraq...
4) Yet more reasons to get the U.S. out of the U.N. as described by CWA's Lindsey Douthit...
5) A telling report from the Family Research Institute on how homosexual practice creates health expenses that are many more times that of smoking...
Friday, July 01, 2005
1. Pro-Life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments by Randy Alcorn. There is a reason this one’s at the top of the list. It is an insightful, very readable pro-life primer which I would love to see in every Christian’s library. Check it out.
2. Abortion: Questions and Answers by Dr. Jack Willke. This was long the standard text on the issue and through recent revisions; it remains a tremendous and up-to-date source.
3. Whatever Happened to the Human Race? by Francis Schaeffer and C. Everett Koop. This is the hard-hitting book dealing with all of the primary life issues that helped bring evangelicals into pro-life ministry. It combines exhaustive knowledge, creative presentation, and keen challenges to response.
4. The Least of These by Curt Young. Published in 1983, this book was a major foundation for the emerging pro-life movement. Strong on the Bible, church history, the centrality of pregnancy center ministry, etc., Curt’s book remains a treasure.
5. Abortion and the Conscience of a Nation by Ronald Reagan. A President writing a book while in office? This remarkable event was totally ignored by the liberal media, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept their verdict! A compelling, common sense pro-life must.
6. Who Broke the Baby? by Jean Garton. One of the first breakthrough pro-life titles, it remains a classic, especially in its exploration of the critical shifts in language which were necessary to win the day for abortionists and their pals.
7. Blood Money: Getting Rich Off a Woman’s Right to Choose by Carol Everett. (Originally published as The Scarlet Lady.) Carol takes you behind the closed doors of the abortion industry as only an insider can. She also shows you the power and awesome love God has for repentant sinners.
8. Grand Illusions: The Legacy of Planned Parenthood by George Grant. Think you know the origins, strategies and goals of Planned Parenthood? Think again and carefully read Dr. Grant’s expose`.
9. Aborting America by Dr. Bernard Nathanson. Once upon a time, he was one of America’s leading abortionists, but Dr. Nathanson left the grisly business after a crisis of conscience. That crisis led to this shocking, tell-all book; then to its sequel, The Abortion Papers: Inside the Abortion Mentality; and finally to salvation from sin as he surrendered to the cause of Jesus Christ. That story (The Hand of God) also makes powerful reading.
10. In this number ten slot, let me list several other titles. They too represent books that could easily make the list of most important reading for pro-life Christians so consider number 10 an extended bibliography of sorts.
Closed: 99 Ways to Stop Abortion by Joe Scheidler;
Without Moral Limits by Debra Evans;
Abortion: A Rational Look at an Emotional Issue by R.C. Sproul;
Gianna by Gianna Jesson;
Christian Manifesto by Francis Schaeffer;
Does the Birth Control Pill Cause Abortions? by Randy Alcorn;
Abortion Rites: A Social History of Abortion in America by Marvin Olasky;
The Silent Holocaust by Fr. John Powell;
Humanae Vitae by Pope John Paul II;
The War Against Population by Jackie Kasun;
Forced Exit by Wesley Smith; and
When Is It Right to Die: Suicide, Euthanasia, Suffering, Mercy by Joni Eareckson Tada
You’ll learn much you can use in the service of “the least of these” from any of these excellent titles. Good reading.