Viewer beware

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It’s truth time.

This video shows more than you have probably ever seen, anywhere, about what is so conveniently called “choice.” If you can’t watch it, think about why it’s so offensive.

And when one of the presidential candidates…the one currently projected by the media to win the White House…promises to pass the ‘Freedom of Choice Act’ as one of his first presidential moves, you need to know how that affects you.

This proposed legislation would create a federally guaranteed ‘’fundamental right'’ to abortion through all nine months of pregnancy, including, as Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia has noted in a statement condemning the proposed Act, ‘’a right to abort a fully developed child in the final weeks for undefined ‘health’ reasons.'’ In essence, FOCA would abolish virtually every existing state and federal limitation on abortion, including parental consent and notification laws for minors, state and federal funding… click here to read whole article and make comments



Friction between politics and justice?

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Looks like some public servants assigned the responsibility of adminstering justice are also concerned with political consequences.

Like on the voter fraud cases.

We’ve all read a lot about the “politicization” of the Justice Department in recent years, and that political pounding is having an ironic effect. The prosecutors who are supposed to guard against voter fraud don’t seem very interested in running the political risk of doing their job.

Look at the facts.

If voter fraud would ever be ripe for investigation, this would seem to be the year with the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (Acorn) having been caught filing thousands of bogus voter registrations in at least 14 states. Acorn’s history of deceit and the national sweep of today’s scandal demand a federal probe. Safeguarding the integrity of the vote is every bit as important as protecting access to the polls,… click here to read whole article and make comments



Signs of things to come for media access?

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Sen. Obama’s campaign is not used to being directly asked tough questions by the press. That’s largely due to their admiration of him.

In the future, it may be due to lack of access. Swift retribution against tough questioners does set an example.

WFTV’s Barbara West sat down to interview Joe Biden and left the interview in the cross hairs of the Obama campaign. The trouble started with her asking Biden questions the Obama camp didn’t like.

It ended, abruptly, with the Obama camp pulling the plug on that station’s ability to get future interviews.

The Obama campaign cried foul. This was off limits. No way is it fair to ask these kinds of questions of this campaign. They promptly canceled an interview that was scheduled for Jill Biden, Joe’s wife and wrote a letter of outrage to the station manager.

“This cancellation is… click here to read whole article and make comments



Vote ‘no’ to affirm life?!

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Very tricky wording on this ballot initiative in Washington State.

If approved by voters Nov. 4, Initiative 1000 would bring Oregon-like assisted suicide to Washington.

Get that? A ‘yes’ vote would approve assisted suicide. A ‘no’ vote would uphold the sanctity and dignity of human life until natural death.

But the public is only hearing the message that is best funded. And…

Contributions by supporters of a physician-assisted suicide initiative in the state of Washington are outpacing those from opponents by nearly four to one, and nearly two-thirds of those pro-referendum gifts are from advocacy organizations and their representatives or a former governor and his family.

The ‘Right to Die’ movement is well-funded and mobilized in active organization.

People going about their business and worried about the economic crisis and the presidential election aren’t paying too much attention to this one.… click here to read whole article and make comments



Unintended consequences of Palin’s… existence

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Posted in Media, Society, Abortion, Politics, Culture at 11:35 am by Sheila

 US elections: Sarah Palin denies spend on clothes was £90,000

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The vice-presidential nominee is out there representing conservative ideals and principles in American government.

But the degree of revulsion liberals, and particularly feminists, are revealing in their reactions to her show that to them, she represents a threat to their goals for American government and culture. On Fox News’ Special Report yesterday, Charles Krauthammer said she is a “silent rebuke” to these women. 

Look at the viciousness of the attacks.… click here to read whole article and make comments



Vote ‘yes’ to save lives

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In South Dakota, Measure 11 represents the most comprehensive affirmation of the biological definition of a human being to come out in legislation since Roe v. Wade.

Even when the media use loaded terminology, the message is clear: abortion kills a human being.

Just like the Washington state initiative (below), this vote affects all the states. Many Americans are now saying ‘I’m Joe the Plumber’ because he asked the right questions that resonated with core beliefs of mainstream citizens.

In that same spirit, anyone can be a South Dakotan, because although they are making the fundamental choice on the ultimate human right, other states will fall in line after the November 4 election, and we’re all in this. helps everyone be a South Dakotan, and South Dakota to be Everywhere, USA.

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Courts in conflict

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Since the Supreme Court declined to take up the Acuna v. Turkish case at this point, we have what the high court would feasibly not be willing to tolerate: two major U.S. courts in direct conflict over their reading of Roe.

And that’s generating a buzz.

Linda Schlueter, the president of the Trinity Legal Center, which filed an amicus brief with the Court in the case, told she is disappointed.

“This shouldn’t be about what a physician believes,” she said. “Even a physician who does not believe that an unborn child is a human being, at the very least, could provide factual information about the characteristics of baby.”

Factual, medical, scientific and indisputable truth is that a woman who is pregnant represents two patients to the doctor who treats her. The second patient, having been conceived of the species homo sapiens, is a human… click here to read whole article and make comments



Citizen Chaput takes on Catholic distortions

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Although he’s the Archbishop of Denver, Charles Chaput spoke out as a citizen the other day to rebut some very public statements by Professor Douglas Kmiec on being Catholic and backing abortion politics. Specifically, backing the candidate who stands on a platform of extreme abortion politics.

Chaput was speaking to the ENDOW women’s dinner, and…never verbose or evasive….called abortion ‘Little Murders’.

The truth is that for some Catholics, the abortion issue has never been a comfortable cause. It’s embarrassing. It’s not the kind of social justice they like to talk about. It interferes with their natural political alliances. And because the homicides involved in abortion are ‘’little murders'’ - the kind of private, legally protected murders that kill conveniently unseen lives - it’s easy to look the other way.

So for decades, some ‘peace and social justice’ Catholics have either looked the other way or actually supported ‘abortion rights’ as part of… click here to read whole article and make comments



Because it’s not over yet

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Prominent voices of clarity are taking to the public square to inform people about what’s at stake in this election, after the dust clears and the balloons burst.

Charles Chaput is in a number of places.

So is Princeton Professor Robert George.

The other day, Richard John Neuhaus came out with this penetrating commentary in his magazine. It’s about time, says RJN, that abortion entered the debate.

As abortion extremists put it, the woman has a right to a dead baby. Obama apparently agrees, even saying that it is a constitutional right. In this he goes farther than almost any reputable constitutional scholar, claiming that the abortion license is covered by a right to “privacy” that is found not only in the “penumbra and emanations” of the Constitution but in the Constitution itself.

This, together with his adamant… click here to read whole article and make comments



And now there are three

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Dissenting, high-profile Catholics, that is. In these last two weeks before the election, the Catholic vote is getting to be a more contentious topic within the Catholic world.

Another Catholic professor has joined the pro-Obama ranks of public dissenters from Church teaching, and this one (like the others) is parsing what she sees as the different degrees of evil.

Ms. Cathleen Kaveny, one of the three high profile self-described pro-life Catholics who supports Sen. Barack Obama for president, has made the case in an article published by the Jesuit weekly magazine “America,” that abortion is indeed an intrinsic evil, but that it is still okay to vote for pro-abortion candidates, since “intrinsic evil,” may not be “grave” enough.

That’s illogical, though she goes on at length to argue the case.

Kaveny admits that the term “intrinsic evil” is used “not only in such documents as Forming Consciences for… click here to read whole article and make comments


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