Opinion

We need another Lincoln

Pro-lifers anticipate the day when we ask the same questions about abortion that we currently ask about slavery. We study slavery with such disdain and awe. How could society rationalize such an institution? How is it possible to so deeply distort one’s moral compass? How could people even vote for politicians who supported slavery?

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Ted Cruz implores pastors to “stand up and speak” about the evils of abortion

“There are six thing which the LORD hates, yes, seven which are an abomination to Him; haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that run rapidly to do evil, a false witness who utters lies, and one who spreads strife among brothers.” Proverbs 6:17-19

It’s a surprising, and even grievous, twist when a political candidate has to call on the church to be the voice of truth in a nation, instead of the other way around – but that’s what Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has done.

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Abortion after rape not the ‘quick fix’ pro-choicers claim

As Live Action News has reported, GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has taken some heat for defending the life of the preborn baby of an 11-year old Paraguayan rape victim.

Many Americans, even if they support the right to life in a majority of cases, still advocate for exceptions in cases such as rape. But as Huckabee acknowledged, there still is a life growing and developing inside that mother’s womb. Suggesting that we should “not compound a tragedy by taking yet another life,” Huckabee also noted how this young mother could face guilt and regret later in her life if she had had an abortion.

While Huckabee’s statements were attacked as right-wing, crazy conservative talking points, real women have shared their stories of how they have regretted their abortions after they conceived from rape, while others have shared how they came to love and appreciate the children they gave birth to even after such an experience.

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A rape survivor helps Planned Parenthood…while Planned Parenthood is helping rapists

Pro-abortion activist Katie Klabusich enjoys watching a good hockey game. Unfortunately, there’s a problem: “Right now I have to consider that this season I may be a rape survivor cheering for a team led by an accused rapist.”

She’s referring to the recent sexual assault allegations against Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane, allegations that leave her feeling conflicted about supporting the team.

I have to say, I’m a little surprised by Klabusich’s reaction. Because while sexual assault is a truly horrifying crime, that hasn’t stopped her from cheering for an outfit with a history of covering it up.

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A clash of rights

Common sense. It’s what tells you not to chew that wad of gum stuck to the bottom of your shoe. It’s what makes you aware that things like stealing from the poor and murder are wrong. It’s what makes everyone know the Broncos are way cooler than the Steelers. Just kidding… but seriously.

We believe many of life’s most difficult questions could be simplified with a healthy dose of common sense. Unfortunately, modern American culture seems to prefer catchy slogans and empty eloquence. The abortion dilemma is a great example of this, and that’s what we are here to talk about.

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Why we don’t need Planned Parenthood

As many abortion supporters say, poor women would be without healthcare if it weren’t for Planned Parenthood. Right?

In the wake of Planned Parenthood’s latest scandal, they’d like us to believe that they are necessary and good for us. But here’s why America doesn’t need Planned Parenthood.

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Bonus offer: Have an abortion, get a free staph infection, too.

New allegations about substandard abortion facilities have just come to light. An individual claims to have “seen really rampant, rampant problems with bacteria in certain clinics.” That includes the presence of staphylococcus–a bacteria which can lead to life threatening infections.

So who’s making these accusations? Is it some fanatical, right-wing ideologue? Nope. It’s Planned Parenthood’s former business partner. And the evidence suggests that she knows what she’s talking about.

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We care when they’re outside the womb, too

Guys and girls slid down a sky-high water slide. Dolphins leaped gracefully into the air before splashing back into the water. They say Disney World is the happiest place on Earth, but I quickly reasoned that Sea World couldn’t be too far behind. I was there on vacation with my parents, brother, and 2 little sisters. Fantastic memories were being created.

As we adventured through the amusement park, a thought crossed my mind. It’s a thought that creeps into my head from time to time: these memories would be quite different if my sisters’ parents had chosen differently. Their biological parents that is. My sisters are adopted. Each sister has a completely different set of parents. It’s with infinite gratitude that I say the biological  parents made the right choice. Not the right choice “for them”, but the right choice period. Life.

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Does Obama still think abortionists wouldn’t commit infanticide?

As leader of the free world, President Obama lives with awesome responsibility. At any moment, he may have to handle issues that affect all of humanity – crucial, vital questions like who’s going to win the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship.

Every year, the President gets on ESPN and fills in brackets with his March Madness predictions. Apparently this is known as “Barack-etology” (the term appears on the official White House website). That nomenclature might sound impressive, but the results haven’t been: while Kentucky was prophesied to take the crown this year, Duke had other ideas.

Of course, this isn’t the only time Obama has made the wrong prediction. It also happened when, as an Illinois state senator, he spoke against legislation requiring medical care for babies who survive abortions. The bill demanded that in addition to the abortionist, a second physician be brought in to ensure care was properly rendered. State Sen. Obama didn’t see the need for this, contending that abortionists would feel “that obligation” to help surviving children anyway.

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Fact Check: NARAL statement on women’s healthcare funding factually incorrect

In an August 20 email to supporters, NARAL has taken the tactic of – you guessed it – blatantly lying. Of course, there’s not much that can be said in defense of Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry in general, when they and their cohorts have been caught on tape breaking the law, harming women, and killing babies who were born alive.

Yet NARAL tries, and in the process, lies. Ilyse Hogue, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America writes:

Every dollar in public funding that gets cut from Planned Parenthood means less money for cancer screenings, HIV testing, and a whole range of health services that women–especially low-income women–rely on.

Except the actual truth is that every single dollar in public funding will absolutely stay with women’s healthcare. It will just leave the coffers of Planned Parenthood.

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President Obama condemns sale of human body parts… in Africa

President Obama has finally done the right thing. He has made a statement condemning the trafficking of human body parts. Speaking of the killing of human beings and the sale of their remains, the President said, “It is infuriating and I have no patience for it.”

A few weeks ago, the White House had little to say about the Planned Parenthood scandal, other than to call the incriminating videos “fraudulent,” but it seems the President has now come to his senses. Or has he?

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No easy answers: The unserious response to Huckabee on abortion after rape

Mike Huckabee (via foxnews.com)
Mike Huckabee (via foxnews.com)

Right on cue, Mike Huckabee’s insistence that rape doesn’t justify killing a child even when the victim is a child too has inspired a chorus of condemnation from abortion supporters:

  • Cosmopolitan: “Paraguay’s draconian policy is now also a chilling preview of Huckabee’s America.”
  • Jezebel: “it still strikes as immensely cruel to defend ‘no exception’ policies when faced with the real suffering of actual women (or child, in this case).”
  • Daily Kos: “Anyone who has a daughter, was a daughter, wants a daughter, or knows a daughter should grab a pitchfork and head right over to the Huckabee campaign. Time to demand that these creepy Republicans get the hell away from our children.”
  • Uproxx: “Huckabee does not appear to register the very real danger to the 10-year-old girl in carrying this pregnancy to term.”
  • Wonkette: “Huck went retro, reaching back to one of his all-time classics: ‘Screw you, rape victims.’”
  • ReverbPress: “Mike Huckabee just proved that conservatives care more about fetuses than they do about children.”

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