Tag: abortion

To Kill an Infant

 

I believe that abortion is infanticide.  Perhaps technically a child needs to be born to be an infant, but I don’t see a discontinuity between a living human being in the womb and a living human being outside the womb.  We are all in a continuum from conception to aged death, from the inception of life to our last breath.

But I acknowledge there is a linguistic precision between a fetus and an infant.

Happy New Year!  Jim and Greg start the new year by closing out the awards season for last year. Today, they give our their prestigious choices for Person of the Year, with Jim focusing on the midterm elections and Greg thinking about a moment that took almost 50 years to come. Then they reveal their selections for Turncoat of the Year, as Jim zeroes in on presidential politics and Greg goes with people in government doing the exact opposite of their job description.  Finally, they offer up predictions for 2023. One of them is optimistic and one of them most certainly is not.

Thanks for listening! Our usual 3 Martini Lunch format returns on Tuesday.

It’s media day in our year-end Three Martini Lunch awards and Jim and Greg have plenty to say about how things were covered – if they were covered at all.  Specifically, they look at the stories the mainstream media covered far too much, the ones they conveniently ignored because they didn’t fit their narrative, and they highlight what they saw as the best stories of 2022.

The Latest in Protest Styles

 

Birmingham, UK is the latest jurisdiction to promote a wonderful new style of witness and protest. In the latest in a string of such arrests in the UK, Isabel Vaughn-Spruce was ripped from her daily constitutional and accused of praying silently outside of an abortion clinic.

Now, it is very good practice to pray when passing an abortion clinic. Nothing draws demons like mothers killing their children, unless it is medical personnel talking them into it and helping them in the commission of the atrocity. It’s probably a slippery slope thing for Birmingham. If people pray silently, they might discourage the demons that infest these places, spilling out everywhere, and send them to the foot of the Cross to be dealt with. Birmingham politicians have a huge stake in keeping the abortion mills running and the demons in bad spirits to encourage the butchery they call “women’s health care.” Nothing says evil like a mother killing her own child. Unless it is a Birmingham cop arresting a woman for disturbing the pandaemonium. Bonnie King Charles must be very proud.

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On Tuesday, Trump announced his candidacy for the president in 2024.  The Pro-Life organization, Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, put out a press release following Trump’s announcement.  The organization acknowledged Trump’s contribution to the pro-life cause while refraining from endorsing Trump.   The organization did, however, argue that leaving the abortion issue entirely to the states […]

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There has been lots of discussions about Donald Trump’s influence on the outcome of the 2022 midterms.  Many have argued that Donald Trump made loyalty to Trump the key determinant as to whether a candidate could receive the GOP nomination and loyalty required pronouncing some version of the line that the 2020 election was stolen, […]

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Scot Bertram, general manager of 101.7 FM Radio Free Hillsdale, is in for Jim today. Scot and Greg discuss the dramatic lurch leftward in Michigan during the midterm elections and how things somehow got even worse in Scot’s home state of Illinois. They also groan over Michigan’s full embrace of abortion and Montana voters rejecting a law requiring doctors to care for all babies born alive. They end on the lighter side as reports suggest some writers at Saturday Night Live are refusing to work this week in protest of host Dave Chappelle.

 

Tuesday Evening Watch Michigan

 

Like many of you, I have been reading the polling data — and I am confused . . . in part because the pollsters are no longer able to gather the data requisite for a representative sample (thanks to the abandonment of land lines for cell phones), in part because nearly all of the so-called “independent” pollsters are partisan manipulators. So, I will have to wait for the results on Tuesday night.

I will be watching Michigan, as you should. It is a purple state. Trump won it in 2016. Biden was awarded it in 2020. The Democrats’ gruesome threesome is up for re-election: our governor, our attorney general, and our secretary of state. All three are female. All three regard abortion as a sacrament and care very little about anything else. They represent better than any other candidates in the country a certain propensity within the Democratic Party. There is also a proposition on the ballot to make abortion a constitutional right for all individuals (including your fourteen-year-old daughter, if you have one). It would also legitimate a sex-change operation for one of your children without your permission. Bodily autonomy — that’s the ticket.

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When teaching a college class or giving a talk about the history and organization of the US Senate, I always include this: When Congress enacted the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946, it created six “leadership” positions within each political party’s caucus or conference. They are, in descending order: Floor (majority or minority) Leader; Assistant Leader […]

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‘Pro-Choice’ Was Always a Lie

 

Tweet from women's march reading "we're not just pro-choice. We are proudly, unapologetically pro-abortion"Today, the official Twitter account for the Women’s March (@womensmarch) tweeted what many of us in the pro-life movement have known for a long time: they are not pro-choice, they are “proudly, unapologetically pro-abortion” (emphasis added).

For years, the left has hidden behind the polite term “pro-choice,” arguing abortion is a solemn, serious medical decision best left up to a woman and her doctor. There was a time they said abortion should be “safe, legal, and rare,” too. Both those arguments have been undermined by what the left actually does.

They wear t-shirts and vagina costumes and march in Handmaid’s outfits. They have abortion parades on television and invade Catholic masses. They burn crisis pregnancy centers and threaten to outlaw them with legislation. They’ve pushed for unrestricted abortion on demand, going so far as to attempt to codify abortion through all nine months of pregnancy at the federal level earlier this year. The Orwellian-titled “Women’s Health Protection Act” failed in the Senate, 49-51.

Join Jim and Greg as they welcome evidence that Americans are very focused on the border crisis and crime after widespread coverage of GOP governors sending migrants from our overwhelmed border to self-proclaimed sanctuary cities. They also call out the immense media hypocrisy as the national outlets largely ignore a man fatally running over a teenager in North Dakota because he was allegedly part of an “extremist” group. And they rip Stacey Abrams for insisting that there is no fetal heartbeat after six weeks of pregnancy and that ultrasounds are tools used by men for control women’s bodies.

What Does Lindsey Graham’s ‘Abortion Ban’ Accomplish?

 

You’ve likely seen the headlines, often wildly inaccurate, on Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) legislation to federalize abortion laws. It would prohibit abortions after 15 weeks, which some claim is when a fetus feels pain, except to save the life of the mother.

“Lindsey Graham’s national abortion ban bill makes the midterm stakes very clear,” screamed Vox, a leftist blog site. “Lindsey Graham proposes new national abortion restrictions bill,” proclaimed Axios, a fast-growing leftist news site.

Join Jim and Greg as they serve up one bad martini and two crazy ones. First, Jim lays out the details of the looming freight rail strike or lockout that could do serious damage to our economy and why there are several indicators that there won’t be a deal by Friday. They also hammer Never Trump Utah “independent” Senate candidate Evan McMullin who ran for president in 2016 vowing to end Roe v. Wade and is now decrying the Supreme Court ruling and vowing to restore abortion if elected. And they roll their eyes as White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre says it is Republicans’ fault that the border is a mess.

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Just saw that Lindsay Graham has introduced a bill to ban abortion after 15 weeks, with exceptions for rape, incest, life of the mother. My immediate reaction? He is handing the Democrats a huge issue right before the midterms!! First, the Supreme Court just returned the issue to the states. Not a federal issue. Preview […]

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Join Jim and Greg as they take Arizona GOP Senate nominee Blake Masters to task for significantly changing his official position on abortion just weeks after winning the primary. But they also encourage Republicans to go on offense over the radical Democratic position of any abortion at any time for any reason. They also shake their heads as European nations are about to pay through the nose for Russian energy this winter, despite longstanding U.S. warnings not to be dependent upon Russian energy. They also detail how Biden’s policies have U.S. energy prices poised to skyrocket right after the midterm elections. And they discuss how Hollywood’s drought of compelling stories may be linked to the entertainment industry adhering to woke ideology in its content.

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Having been involved in special congressional elections, they are often hard to poll and analyze. They typically aren’t “bellwethers” until they are. This is especially true for special elections in districts that coincide with decennial redistricting. That can be very confusing. An especially painful memory involves a special election I helped co-manage. In 1985, following […]

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The overturning of Roe v. Wade has led to a flurry of commentary, and wondering, “Where next?” But, it also begs deeper questions: what is the history of abortion and sex-positivity within the feminist movement, and how did Roe affect our views on sex? Feminist legal scholar Dr. Erika Bachiochi is the founder and director of the Wollstonecraft Project at the Abigail Adams Institute and a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Here, she discusses these questions as well as her recent book on Mary Wollstonecraft, The Rights of Women: Reclaiming a Lost Vision.

Her book may be purchased here: https://www.amazon.com/Rights-Women-Reclaiming-Catholic-Secular/dp/0268200815

Join Greg and Scot Bertram as they hammer the Biden administration and Democrats for promising a bill to lower inflation but really just spends more, taxes, more, and harasses middle class Americans. They also wonder what is happening at The Atlantic as it publishes a story downplaying far-left attacks on pro-life organizations but blasts the pro-life community for pointing out that it’s happening. And they sigh as the World Heath Organization won’t be honest about how to stop monkeypox but it’s super worried that the name monkeypox could be stigmatizing.