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The strategy largely worked in 2012, but flopped in 2014, especially in the Colorado Senate race, where Mark Udall argued that everything Cory Gardner said from “Have a nice day!” to “We must defeat terrorism!” was attack on the fairer sex. But the Chronicle — no doubt concerned with the GOP’s ability to be competitive — warns that attacks on Planned Parenthood might help GOP candidates in the primaries, but it will doom them in the general election.
So what tactic should the Republicans take? Should they shy away from defunding Planned Parenthood? Should they let female members take the lead on the issue? Or should they point out that the Democrats are continuing their War on Babies? While the Democrats rely on cartoonists to draw pictures of bad, white, Republican males with bazookas pointed at defenseless women, our side has documented photos and videos of real-life carnage on the unborn (or recently born).
I like facts, but they are underrated and often obscured by the rhetoric. So what are the facts about abortion and its techniques like the “less crunchy” technique? Do you know? How many abortions are there each year? Who is getting these abortions? I wasn’t sure, so I needed to go over the basics again, and uncover […]
The year was 1985, and the place was Jerusalem. A capacity crowd had assembled in Yad Vashem to listen to 30 Auschwitz survivors describing the barbarism of Josef Mengele. Vera Alexander, 62, described how Mengele pampered one young lady during her pregnancy, only to personally tear the baby from the womb and hurl the live child into an oven because it wasn’t a twin.
Vera Kriegel, 60, told of seeing Auschwitz guards crush the skulls of babies with their rifle butts, a practice that I assume Planned Parenthood would disavow on purely economic grounds. Besides, as Planned Parenthood’s Dr. Mary Gatter explained with the nonchalance of someone describing a new candy bar, babies can now be finished off in ways that are “less crunchy.” Which is to say, their young lives can be exterminated while keeping certain organs intact for the purpose of selling them. Indeed, as one Planned Parenthood “care provider” said, “Sometimes, if we get, if someone delivers before we are able to see them for a procedure, then we are intact.”
Ms. Kriegel described the indescribable to the gathering in Jerusalem, back in 1985, recalling the sight of hundreds of human eyeballs pinned to the office wall in Dr. Josef Mengele’s little shop of atrocities. “It was like a collection of butterflies,” she recounted. There were of course still more horrors in the camp. “Usually you can see the whole brain come out,” said another doctor, Savita Ginde. “Here’s a stomach, kidney, heart,” Dr. Ginde explained.
NEW YORK, July 30, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Until the eve of his presidential campaign, Jeb Bush was director of a philanthropy that gave tens of millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood and financed its advocacy of “unrestricted access to abortion” around the world. The charity also approved money to global abortion providers while he sat […]
Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, writing in The Washington Post today:
While our opponents have been working to create scandal and panic where none exists, doctors and nurses at Planned Parenthood health centers have continued to provide care to thousands of women, men and young people every day — contraception, cancer screenings, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and safe and legal abortion. Whose efforts are doing more to help families and make our country healthier?
Whose efforts are doing more to help families than an institution explicitly dedicated to preventing their formation or expansion? Ms. Richards, virtually everybody’s.
Abby worked for Planned Parenthood eight years becoming the director of one of the largest clinics in the nation. She sat on the national boards for the National Abortion Federation of America and the Consortium of Abortion Providers (CAPS). She knows Planned Parenthood. She has also had two abortions herself. Then in 2009 something she saw caused her to resign […]
For all the punditry that says you should present an upbeat, positive message in a campaign there is that nagging voice in the back of your mind that reminds you that the reason negative ads predominate in politics is because they work. The reason they work is nothing nefarious. You start with an electorate that’s […]
Over the past few weeks, there has been outcry from disability advocates as well as pro-life activists over the comments made by Peter Singer, professor of bio-ethics at Princeton University. Never one to shirk from controversy, Singer is the author of ‘The Singer Solution to World Poverty’ where he argues that people should only be […]
I imagine it’s difficult to talk about exchanging surgically-procured human remains for money without sounding at least a little ghoulish. I’ll further stipulate that I’m generally skeptical of the disgust we (self-included) often feel when we enter this this nexus, and I’ll cite Richard Epstein’s work on organ donation as evidence in favor of the idea that it’s sometimes misplaced. More people would be alive — and at very little cost to the donor — if we allowed people to exchange money for organs, however distasteful that may sound.
That said, a fetus is not an organ and Planned Parenthood is not in the business of saving lives. This morning, the Center for Medical Progress — the pro-life advocacy group that created a fake company called Biomax Procurement Service, whose employees secretly recorded lunch meetings with Planned Parenthood medical directors — released a second undercover video, again showing representatives of the nation’s largest abortion provider negotiating payment in exchange for fetal remains.
Earlier this week, we learned that Planned Parenthood provides organs and tissue samples from babies killed in abortions to medical research facilities. Social conservatives (of whom I am one) have their skirts over their heads, and the left is in full defense mode over their most holy sacrament. It all stems from a secretly-taped video of Planned Parenthood’s director of medical services, Deborah Nucatola, discussing the exchange of money for such commodities as fetal hearts, heads, and livers. The subject is abhorrent and immoral in every way. No one — as far as I can tell — is arguing this practice furthers “the good” of our nation. What’s left now is arguing over the legality of the barbaric practice.
While I recognize that talking about abortion on one’s Facebook page, where I originally posted this, is probably never a good idea, watching this video made me sick. Preview Open
Does @realDonaldTrump have any thoughts on Planned Parenthood caught on tape selling aborted baby parts? @MZHemingway @McAllisterDen — Pseudodionysius (@DenysCarthusian) July 14, 2015 Preview Open
A taboo is a subject, word, or activity that is avoided because it is offensive or embarrassing. It seems to me that children who are not raised by their married biological parents are subject to a new kind of taboo. They are not encouraged to discuss what it is like to live in a situation where […]
This week’s installment of The Libertarian podcast is sure to get people talking. Our topic: abortion — specifically the legal challenges being posed to new regulations on the practice being imposed at the state level. Professor Epstein surveys the legal landscape in the aftermath of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, theorizes on possible causes for declining abortion rates, and examines whether a libertarian philosophy ought to naturally incline someone to take up the pro-life or pro-choice causes. Listen in below or subscribe to The Libertarian via iTunes or your favorite podcast app.
When you see a bumper sticker that says “choose life,” your blood might boil. Oh, the car’s occupant may say it’s a pro-adoption sentiment, but you know what they’re really about. They oppose abortion, probably because of the dictates of big beardy Sky Daddy who thinks eight cells are the equivalent of Neil DeGrasse Tyson. This person probably walks around the crisis pregnancy center with a placard full of horrible pictures (not that the pictures themselves are wrong — they’re just gross, and triggering, and unfair, and totally unscientific. Just because something has a face doesn’t mean it’s human. I mean, those could be gummis). The driver is TAUNTING everyone. Choose life. Hah. Where are you when the unwanted child is born? Do you show up with diapers and money? No? Well, then keep your sentiments to yourself. Bet you watch the Duggars.
Most people who see “Choose Life” bumperstickers let it go, and perhaps confine themselves to glaring at the driver. But it’s possible that someone might speed up and ram the car, causing it to spin out and creating a chain-reaction pile-up that endangers public safety. So it’s a really, really good thing that the “Choose Life” license plate has been squashed in New York. Reuters:
Earlier this week, Instapundit Glenn Reynolds made some waves by arguing that a Congressional bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks is unconstitutional:
The problem is that Congress is supposed to exercise only the powers enumerated in the Constitution, and those powers don’t include regulating state medical procedures. (The federal government lacks even the power to criminalize murder as such: All federal “murder” statutes punish murdering someone in the course of violating some other federal law because unlike states, the federal government has no general “police power.”)… If you scroll through the powers enumerated to Congress in Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution, you’ll find such things as establishing uniform rules of bankruptcy, raising and supporting armies and navies, and establishing post offices and post roads. What you won’t find is anything that supports congressional power to impose a time limit on abortion.
Both NR’s Ramesh Ponnuru and The Federalist’s Ben Domenech counter, arguing that the ban correctly cites the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment as the main source of its authorization. In part, Ponnuru argues:
“Man is not a rational animal. He is a rationalizing animal.” – Robert Heinlein
What to make of the resolutely pro-choice Washington Post’s lengthy Style section travelogue following a woman who drove 407 miles to obtain a second trimester abortion? Is this part of the campaign to destigmatize abortion? If so, they’ve chosen a very odd way to do it. Or perhaps Monica Hesse, the Post writer, is a pro-life mole?