Ghouls for Profit

Friday, July 17, AD 2015

 

Christopher Johnson, a non-Catholic who has taken up the cudgels so frequently for the Church that I have named him Defender of the Faith, in a post entitled appropriately EINSATZGRUPPEN, looks at the revelation that Planned Parenthood is making money off the corpses of some of the babies they murder:

Initially, I wasn’t particularly shocked by this story:

An undercover video shot last summer by a new pro-life organization called Center for Medical Progress purports to show the chief medical officer of Planned Parenthood of America talking on camera about how to abort a child intact so the child’s body parts can be transferred for medical and scientific research.

The video was shot by a team led by David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress posing as representatives of a start up biotech firm in the business of buying fetal body parts for medical and scientific research. Daleiden told Breitbart News, “It as remarkably easy to make contact with Planned Parenthood” to discuss procurement of fetal tissue.

I mean, it’s Murder, Inc., it’s what they do.  But the truly scary thing about this story is that the more you think about it and the deeper you dig, the more horrifying this all eventually becomes.  Satan, and I’m not being at all figurative here, is in the details.  Like these.

The video purports to show, between bites of lunch and sips of wine, Dr. Deborah Nucatola saying, “A lot of people want intact hearts these days, because they are looking for specific nodes.”

She adds: “Yesterday was the first time she said people wanted lungs. And then, like I said, always as many intact livers as possible. People just want…some people want lower extremities, too. I mean that’s easy. I don’t know what they’re doing with it, I guess they want muscle.”

Or these.

[Nucatola] talks about pricing. “You know, I would throw a number out, and I would say it’s probably anywhere from $30 to $100 [per specimen] depending on the facility and what’s involved.”

In the video, Nucatola goes into great detail about ordering specific body parts and how the abortionist goes about ensuring those parts are not damaged in the abortion. She says the abortionist uses “ultrasound guidance, so they’ll know where they’re putting their forceps.”

And then she talks about the baby’s head. “The kind of rate-limiting step is procedure is calvarium.

Know what a calvarium is?  There should be one on top of your neck.

Calvarium — the head — is basically the biggest part. Most of the other stuff can come out intact.”

Nucatola says the doctor has to be “just kind of cognizant of where you put your graspers, you try to intentionally go above and below the thorax, so that, you know, we’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part, I’m going to basically crush below, and I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.”

Nucatola explains how the position of the baby can be changed so that she can be extracted up to the head and then collapse the head so that all the other body parts can be extracted without damage.

Think about that for a second.  The “chief medical officer” of Murder, Inc. doesn’t want it’s accredited teppanyaki chefs to go in there and just start indiscriminately slicing and dicing.  MI has a bottom line to think about.

They’re harvesting them.  The bastards are harvesting them.

But they’re “harvesting them” for medical research.  They’re trying to save lives.

So?

Oh, come on now, Johnson.  You’ve just been diagnosed with some kind of terminal illness; the doctors tell you that you have 3 to 5 years left.  Optimistically.

But there’s this treatment deriving from the research on or the direct use of fetal tissue that could extend your life be decades or even cure you.  Are you seriously claiming that you would refuse such treatment if you knew where it came from?

Yeah, pretty much.  Prolonging my existence is not a high, personal priority right now.  And if it necessitates killing other human beings, it’s far too high a price to pay anyway.

Will this story have legs?  The Washington Post has picked it up so we’ll see.

 

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  • “When the time comes, as it surely will, when we face that awesome moment, the final judgment, I’ve often thought, as Fulton Sheen wrote, that it is a terrible moment of loneliness. You have no advocates, you are there alone standing before God — and a terror will rip your soul like nothing you can imagine. But I really think that those in the pro-life movement will not be alone. I think there’ll be a chorus of voices that have never been heard in this world but are heard beautifully and clearly in the next world — and they will plead for everyone who has been in this movement. They will say to God, ‘Spare him, because he loved us!'”

    Congressman Henry Hyde

  • Cthemfly25

    Another advocate… Jesus himself. When you gave testimony on my behalf while you were on earth. Now I will give testimony on your behalf before my Father. (Poorly remembered).

    One more for pro-life warriors; “Here is my servant whom I have chosen, my loved one in whom I delight. I will endow him with my Spirit and he will proclaim justice.”. Matthew 12:18.

    Let us serve Him in serving the poorest… the unborn. Talk about Social Justice issues.

  • As far as I know, even Mengele didn’t sell the body parts of precious humans, at least before he fled to (where else?) Argentina to become (what else?) an abortionist….

  • This national outrage happens because millions of catholic Liberals (peace and justice!) vote democrat. This includes so-called catholic pundits who never write about 50 millions of unborn baby murders, but spill oceans of ink and massed gigabytes on dishonest, uncharitable detractions against good people falsely based on Abu Graibh!, AGW!!, guns!!!, illegal invaders!!!!, water-boarding!!!!.
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    Repent. Vote pro-life (neither Dem or GOP). It may not be too late.
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    “Whatsoever you do to the least of my brethren . . . ”
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  • 40+ years of this garbage, and it’s still legal.

    I’m not surprised. At all. there was the ghoul in Philadelphia who was murdering babies born alive, and the Pittsburgh Tribune Review – the libertarian paper owned by the late Richard Mellon Scaife – a HUGE Planned Parenthood supporter – had to spin the story to show support for abortion.

    Scaife ran a front page editorial saying “Don’t defund Planned Parenthood.” Scaife was a hypocrite. Scaife hated it when owners of pro sports teams asked for money to build ballparks, etc. but when it was Scaife’s pet issue – abortion – he wanted government money to fund it.

    The elites have always been comfortable with abortion. It kills off the potential rif raf. This is why people as different as Ted Kennedy and Barry Goldwater supported abortion.

    Notice the silence from the USCCB.

  • Synonymous; liberial / hypocrite
    Painting with a wide nozzle you say…?
    Damn right!
    They have earned it!

  • There is no substantive difference between a liberal progressive Democrat who supports Planned Parenthood and a radical Islamic Jihadist terrorist.

  • “There is no substantive difference between a liberal progressive Democrat who supports Planned Parenthood and a radical Islamic Jihadist terrorist.”

    Well Paul, a wee bit perhaps. One dies for being out of their club, the others, just for daring to be.

  • I stand corrected, Don L.

  • Gentlemen, just to clarify, Scaife was no liberal. He was a libertarian and an abortionist and a homosexualist. I canceled my paper subscription after that front page editorial.

    Many of us grew up with a big Sunday morning paper. I haven’t bought one in years.

  • But there’s this treatment deriving from the research on or the direct use of fetal tissue that could extend your life be decades or even cure you. Are you seriously claiming that you would refuse such treatment if you knew where it came from?
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    I know I’ve mentioned before, my mom is a breast cancer survivor.
    Back before I was married, I had an argument with someone who knew she was still being treated for it– the topic was the “miracle” if fetal stem cells.
    That person, for motives that are not clearly manipulative, asked roughly the same thing about my mom.
    Being me, I asked her.
    Answer?
    There’s no disease she could possibly have that would make it alright to chop up babies.

  • Penguins Fan– sounds like a “only consequences I choose” libertarian, AKA “Liberal-tarian.”
    Babies resulting from sex would interfere with the “freedom”to choose whatever they wanted, so the babies must not be “really” there until some later point.
    I’m easily annoyed by libertarian theories*, but the ones that deny responsibility to even consider unintended but direct results are probably the most outrageous.
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    *excessive idealism, especially if the theories ignore important variables

  • During the second or third time I watched the video of Dr. Nucatola describing the ghoulish business of Planned Parenthood, the lampshade making of the Nazis came to mind.

  • Foxfier.

    Similarly my sister in law, who is battling MS, was devastated when George Bush Jr. placed a cease order on frozen embryo’s to be used for research on a possible cure for MS.

    When I carefully tried to support the former Presidents position I was shot at with a barrage of “Christian insult’s,” which I was ready for. There family, and she is steadily loosing ambulatory function. I understand their frustration, and tried to call them to look at human tissue research, primarily post birth tissues, which at the time was showing great potential.

    We try as best we can to have them reason as your beautiful mom reasoned. Not everyone can look at the sacredness of life in the same light.

  • I once chanced on an article by Sir Dugald Baird, written when he was the Regius Professor of Midwifery at the University of Glasgow. He went on to become the President of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists

    “In India, though Nehru (Times, 11th December 1963) and his Government recognized the dangers of population increase and supported a policy of birth control, in practice in the second five-year plan for India only $10 million was allocated for population control as against $14 million for malaria control, a measure which, by lowering death rates quickly, could further aggravate the population crisis and reduce the standard of living, in that more capital, skills, and experience are absorbed in looking after children and young people and less is available for industrial development.”

    Why, I wondered, did a person holding such views not only choose medicine as a profession, but midwifery as his specialty.

    Needless to say, he was a strong supporter of the 1967 Abortion Act.

  • A slip of the pen – He was Regius Professor of Medecine at the University of Aberdeen, not Glasgow.

  • Third time lucky – Regius Professor of Midwifery at the University of Aberdeen from 1937 to 1965.

    He was granted the Freedom of the City and The Dugald Baird Centre for Research on Women’s Health at Aberdeen Maternity Hospital is named in his honour

  • Sorry I have to disagree, PWP.
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    “There is no substantive difference between a liberal progressive Democrat who supports Planned Parenthood and a radical Islamic Jihadist terrorist.”
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    There are two massive differences: 1. a liberal helps kill 1,500,000 unborn Americans each year; a hadji get fewer than 20. 2. A liberals is a real threat to our country and our way of life. Hadji not so much.
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    Make the World a better place [fill-in-the-blank] a liberal in the face.
    .

  • “But there’s this treatment deriving from the research on or the direct use of fetal tissue that could extend your life be decades or even cure you. Are you seriously claiming that you would refuse such treatment if you knew where it came from?”

    Goodness, that was covered on day one, two and three of catechism class in the 1940s. We may do (or assist or enable) no evil–no matter how good the result.

    Frankly, entering my ninth decade of life, in fairly good health and looking at the way this world has been wilfully and radically corrupted (especially inside the Church) I would refuse any miracle science that promised to extend my life substantially.
    Getting old with a strong faith is sufficient for me.

  • thanks to Christopher Johnson and Donald McClarey for making it all so explicit , including the Nuremberg historical evidence.
    I understand there are homeschoolers who use this blog . The education of many young voters has been lacking, especially on the history of the 20th century. In order for there to be real cultural re-formation in this country, we have to educate the young. They are not aware of the what has happened under nazism, communism or islam. We can go on very long with our voting public so undereducated. I think the internet and these kinds of blog post ( also “educate the pope” post) are a great boon.

  • sorry- can NOT go on very long (under-educated)
    We also could use some emphasis on the good done by Catholicism and by America.

  • I understand there are homeschoolers who use this blog .

    Yo. *waves*
    Although the use is quite indirect so far– the reading level here is a bit beyond the “still impressed by reading street signs” level. 😉
    Jimmy Akin’s blog, and ones like it, were my introduction to there being anything substantive to learn about Catholicism– and resources to learn it.
    I view commenting and writing to be paying it forward– if I can get just one other person to see some of the “oh, that is cool… response that I did, or even just help others and get the result….

  • To T Shaw,
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    You’re late in correcting me. Don L already beat you to the punch. 😉

  • Atheism imposed by the government. The denial that the human being is simultaneously imbued with a rational, immortal human soul with sovereign personhood at creation and procreation. A person who can and does love God by his very existence must be acknowledged as a human person by all men created equal and acknowledged by the Court. To love God and one’s neighbor as oneself, one must acknowledge the humanity of the neighbor. Atheism imposed by the government. “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these rights are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” George Washington’s constitutional posterity is being aborted and used for cosmetics, research and sold for body parts. I saw the catalogue and prices. The National Catholic Register did an article on this catalogue almost two decades ago. It is in their archives. I may try to find it. It is on my hard drive.

  • Abby Johnson also witnessed this happening . There are persons now denying that this is happening.

  • I await a calling down from Rome (a Michael Voris metaphor) chastising PP for making a profit.

  • Waiting to hear from the Pope about this as well as gay marriage legalization. He has opinions on everything else.

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Actor James Woods Tweets on Planned Parenthood

Wednesday, July 15, AD 2015

 

Belying the usual Hollywood love for Planned Parenthood, actor James Wood is on fire regarding the Nazi Planned Parenthood sale of the corpses of their victims:

 

  1. James Woods@RealJamesWoods 4h4 hours ago
  2. Cruel irony: SCOTUS used “privacy” as basis for legalized abortion. Now when PP sells fetal body parts, it sells your DNA with it. Oops…
     

 

 

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  • So, for the past 40-plus years the catholic Liberals in the USCCB have said it’s okay to vote democrat as long as you’re voting for them b/c of peace, justice and socialism. So much b@!!$#I+.
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    Pretty sure you aren’t getting into Heaven because you vote democrat.
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    In a recent $3.5 million US government scientific study it was determined that one in there democrats are equally as evil and vicious as the other two.
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    Those people make Hitler look like a choir boy.

  • The scale of Lady Justice is broken (tocbf – too old can’t be fixed – just check with purveyors of court justice who aren’t offended by that image in their presence) .
    If it weren’t broken, JW’s tweet on one side and forty years of ‘c’atholic teaching and the current .gov on the other would be indicative of how much imbalance it tolerates. Speaking of tolerance, the latest breaking news from .gov is that rape in prison is intolerable. More diversion from murder and murder for profit, which is apparently tolerable to .gov.

  • And WE the people fund P.P. ( Murder Inc.) to the tune of $500 M a year. Lifesite blog.

    WE the people have crossed the line.

    We will suffer much. We will be made an example of to the nation’s that have eyes to see. This is not conjecture. This is a reality that awaits a nation who has sodomised and killed their own children.

    Call it the cost of disobedience.
    A price for innocent baby parts.

  • “We the people” can only do so much. I would defund PP today if I had the power. I don’t. I can’t call a press conference or use the power of the pulpit. I know someone who can. Nothing. Silence. The bishops are not pro-life. That’s how far gone are shepherds are. The truth hurts.

  • Father of seven.

    Agreed.
    Many Bishops are empty tin cans.
    They have provided a false Catholic identity.
    That identity is slaughtering the Innocent’s.

  • This is so terrible it makes these people no better then Hitler who killed all those innocent Jews!!!
    May each and everyone of them burn in the ever lasting fires of hell!!!!!!!! The Supreme Justices won’t be so supreme when they come face to face with their maker. I wish I could see the justice the lord hands down on them on judgement day!!!!! Between same sex marriage and killing babies I think the catholic church better start growing a backbone or you won’t have any Good catholic seating in your pews. So sad that we can’t count on the priest, bishops and pope to lead us and stand up for what God ask of us.

Driving the Nails in a Bit Further

Wednesday, June 4, AD 2014

ppwhatweare

 

 

That Worse Than Murder, Inc., a\k\a Planned Parenthood, has “Christian” clergy who support it, would shock me more if I were not aware that almost all the despicable causes that have infested the world since the Crucifixion have been able to find some clergy claiming the name Christian to support them.  Christopher Johnson, a non-Catholic who has taken up the cudgels so frequently for the Church that I have named him Defender of the Faith, does one of his patented fisks of the latest mental droppings from one of the Christian clergy Quislings specializing in defending the indefensible:

 

 

Murder Inc.’s Auschwitz Chaplaincy Free Kermit Gosnell Committee Clergy Advocacy Board (FYI, Susan Russell is the Auschwitz Chaplaincy Free Kermit Gosnell Committee CAB’s current Vice-Chair which should tell you everything you need to know) recently issued a “pastoral letter” on abortion under Murder Inc.’s logo.  Believe it or not, these pseudo-spiritual whores “religious leaders” are perfectly fine with you offing your kid for pretty much any reason:

The decision to have an abortion is personal. Though your reasons may be complicated and private, you’re not alone. As religious leaders from a number of religious traditions, we’re here to support you in your decision.

Of course you are.  As far as we’re concerned, fileting the kid is morally the same thing as getting liposuction, your appendix removed or a root canal.

Many people wrongly assume that all religious leaders disapprove of abortion. The truth is that abortion is not even mentioned in the Scriptures — Jewish or Christian

Neither are racism, sexism, breaking the speed limit, jaywalking, homosexuality “as we currently understand it” (if you believe the religious left), or genocide.  What’s your point, Auschwitz Chaplaincy Free Kermit Gosnell Committee Clergy Advocacy Board?

and there are clergy and people of faith

Faith in their father the…oh, you know the drill.

from all denominations who support women making this complex decision. The beliefs of each person are deserving of respect,

Unless you believe that abortion is evil in which case, go to hell.

and each person deserves care and compassion,

Except Republicans and fundies.

No one should be allowed to force their faith teachings on anyone else.

I think someone once said that Ted Kennedy’s religious beliefs were such a private matter that he wouldn’t even impose them on himself.

No one knows the circumstances of your life as well as you know them; no one knows what’s in your heart better than you. Allow yourself to be at peace with your decision.

Sin?  What does that word even mean?

God loves you and is with you no matter what you decide. You can find strength, understanding, and comfort in that love.

A more accurate English translation of Genesis 3:1-3 cannot possibly be written.

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  • Thank you Donald and Christopher for keeping up the fight, for calling these people on this.
    How can young people who’s experience of life and education and understanding of history is what is is- ever cut through this pervasive fog and perversion of the meaning of words?

  • “Christopher Johnson, a non-Catholic who has taken up the cudgels so frequently for the Church that I have named him Defender of the Faith”

    Dude. You type this nearly every day! By now, hasn’t he taken up the cudgels so frequently that you could stop pointing out that he’s taken them up so frequently?

  • “hasn’t he taken up the cudgels so frequently that you could stop pointing out that he’s taken them up so frequently?”

    Nope, I believe in giving credit where credit is due. Repeatedly!

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An Apology

Thursday, February 20, AD 2014

(I originally wrote this about five years ago when the blog readership was much smaller.  I thought that current readers might wish to know why I refer to Planned Parenthood as Worse Than Murder, Inc.)

Lately, in several posts, I have been in the habit of referring to Planned Parenthood as Murder, Inc.  I apologize for doing so.  It was unfair of me to draw this type of comparison.

 

In the late twenties of the last century, gangsters Charles “Lucky” Luciano and Meyer Lansky set up the National Crime Syndicate.  Organized crime needed a mechanism to keep anarchy from breaking out within its ranks between various gangs and factions.  Operating out of a 24 hour candy store in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, Murder, Inc. ( the name was a newspaper invention) provided this mechanism.  Louis “The Judge” “Lepke” Buchalter and Albert “The Mad Hatter” Anastasia were the leaders of Murder, Inc.

The Syndicate, by majority vote, would order the slaying of an unruly gangster and Murder, Inc would carry it out.  The hitmen of Murder, Inc. operated under strict guidlines.  No innocent bystanders were to be killed.  No hits could be ordered against judges, police or prosecuting attorneys for fear of reprisals from law enforcement.

Over the years Murder, Inc. murdered some 800 fellow gangsters.  In 1940 the downfall of the murder enterprise began when Murder, Inc. killer Abe ‘Kid Twist’ Reles, turned informant in order to save himself from the electric chair.  Louis “The Judge” “Lepke” Buchalter died in the chair in Sing Sing in 1944, after the US Supreme Court rejected his appeal which raised, among other issues, the contention of Buchalter that lurid press coverage had tainted the jury.  Other Murder, Inc. members swiftly followed “The Judge” down the last mile.  Albert “The Madhatter” Anastasia would have followed in their footsteps but for the tragic “accidental” death of Abe ‘Kid Twist’ Reles when he fell from room 623 of the Half Moon Hotel on Coney Island.  In the gang world he was ever after known as “The Canary that sung but couldn’t fly.”  However, with the attention of law enforcement focused upon it, Murder, Inc. could no longer function and it ceased to exist except as a gangland legend.

Based upon this grim record I hope you can see why it is necessary for me to apologize—to Murder, Inc. 

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  • You’re correct to apologize. Your posts may have been somewhat uncharitable and unfair . . . to Murder, Inc.

    Compared to PP and the vast murder-abortion complex, the Mafia is a microscopic consortium of angels.

    However, for both gangs all of it is strictly “business.”

  • And we expect God’s Mercy on us and our nation.

    Every day is His mercy being poured out on us….I just cringe at the thought of God completely turning His head away.

    What will we do in the times of “dry wood?”

  • Meyer Lansky was also, in his odd way, a patriot. He helped to root out pro-German informers on the docks in WWII. His son Paul graduated from the Naval Academy and retired as a Captain.

    [As an aside, Jewish gangsters in America didn’t, as a general rule, have generational crime families. They quickly shuffled their offspring into genuine law-abiding careers.]

  • There are a couple of points this article reminded me about that I wish to bring up:

    When planned parenthood loses across the board funding (as opposed to the laws that say money that goes to planned parenthood cant be used for abortions), they are forced to jack up their prices for the various non-controversial women’s health stuff they provide, which discourages people from going their, which ends up forcing them to close.

    A word on what happened with Gosnell. It actually wasn’t pro-life advocates who first exposed him. Pro-Choice providers and groups were the first to start making noise about the monstrous practices he was engaging in. They just didn’t get the press coverage later groups got.

    Obviously this doesn’t get to the heart of the abortion debate…….but I think its fair to keep these facts in mind.

  • When planned parenthood loses across the board funding (as opposed to the laws that say money that goes to planned parenthood cant be used for abortions), they are forced to jack up their prices for the various non-controversial women’s health stuff they provide, which discourages people from going their, which ends up forcing them to close.

    And?

  • “A word on what happened with Gosnell. It actually wasn’t pro-life advocates who first exposed him. Pro-Choice providers and groups were the first to start making noise about the monstrous practices he was engaging in.”

    Rubbish. Pro-aborts did their best to spike this story. Read the grand jury criticism of the National Abortion Federation for not informing on Gosnell to the authorities:

    http://www.jillstanek.com/2011/01/national-abortion-federation-implicated-in-gosnell-case-failed-to-report-illegalities-to-authorities/

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/the_back_alley/2011/02/what_happened_to_the_women.html

    Pro-lifers constantly prayed and picketed outside Gosnell’s abortion clinic all while it was in operation. However, the authorities turn a blind eye to pro-life activists when they aren’t trying to shut them up through bubble zone legislation and illegal trespass prosecutions.

  • A word on what happened with Gosnell. It actually wasn’t pro-life advocates who first exposed him. Pro-Choice providers and groups were the first to start making noise about the monstrous practices he was engaging in. They just didn’t get the press coverage later groups got.

    Let me be blunter than Don: Bull. Shit.

    Planned Parenthood of Pennsylvania knew he was a monster running a chop shop but expected the brutalized women to report it, not them. They sat on it instead.

    “The Gosnell trial has shifted the focus off the high-quality services we provide,” said Dayle Steinberg, the organization’s president and chief executive. “These are criminal, horrendous . . . acts and should be appropriately punished.”

    Steinberg said that when Gosnell was in practice, women would sometimes come to Planned Parenthood for services after first visiting Gosnell’s West Philadelphia clinic, and would complain to staff about the conditions there.

    “We would always encourage them to report it to the Department of Health,” Steinberg said as she sat with Steinem before Tuesday’s events.

    http://articles.philly.com/2013-04-18/news/38619220_1_gosnell-trial-abortion-issue-kermit-gosnell

  • Abortions are medical procedures. The facilities in which these procedures are carried out should therefore be subject to regular and unannouced inspections by local Departments of Health.
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    Why no inspections in the Pennsylvania clinics? Does anyone doubt that Gosnell’s facility would have been shut down had the local Department of Health showed up and inspected?
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    Where I live the Department of Health makes unannounced visits to Nail Salons.

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  • Why no inspections in the Pennsylvania clinics?

    I believe career officials have said they neglected inspections in deference to Gov. Ridge.

  • Oh just great…and Governor Ridge is Catholic.

  • “Worse Than Murder, Inc.” is much too generous!

  • Viva Christo Rey! I pray for my country every day. I pray that the American people return to God and his Commandments. After all the ten commandments are a means to a happy life. God wants us to be happy. But the American people are not happy and it is because they have become selfish, self-serving people. A what’s’ in it for me kind of people.

  • “But the American people are not happy and it is because they have become selfish, self-serving people. A what’s’ in it for me kind of people.”
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    Some people indeed may have become selfish, but only because government has replaced the person’s thoughts and feelings, his life and conscience, not allowing the person to mature, spiritually and physically. This why we’re are having so much effeminism, arrested development.

  • Curious, I had always assumed it was because abortion is worse than murder that you had dubbed PP as such.

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Blood Money

Monday, February 17, AD 2014

 

Ed Morrissey at Hot Air gives us the report of Marianne Anderson who worked at a Planned Parenthood Worse Than Murder, Inc. clinic in Indianapolis, and who left under the inspiration of former Planned Parenthood Worse Than Murder, Inc., clinic director Abby Johnson who is now a pro-life crusader.  Unsurprisingly she quickly learned that all the killing was to make a buck.

 

 

Q. What was it like working there?

A. “It was a money-grubbing, evil, very sad, sad place to work.

“We would get yelled at if we didn’t answer the phone by the third ring. They would tell us we’d be fired [if we didn’t] because they needed the money.

“They would remind us in our weekly staff meeting that we need to tell everyone [who called to schedule an appointment] to avoid ‘those people’ [the sidewalk counselors] because we need the money. We were to tell them, ‘Don’t make eye contact with them, and don’t stop in the driveway. If you make eye contact with them or if you stop and roll down your window, they’re going to try their darnedest to talk you out of it.’

“You have to have so many [abortions] a month to stay open. In our meetings they’d tell us, ‘If abortions are down, you could get sent home early and not get as many hours.’

“They would allow girls to have ultrasounds that were obviously way too far along [the legal limit for having an abortion in Indiana is 13 weeks and six days]. They said, ‘If they want to be seen, you just put them through, no problem,’ just taking advantage to make money.

“I was always getting in trouble for talking too long to the girls, asking if they were sure they wanted to do this.

“It was absolutely miserable going in there.” …

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  • This is the other side of “Biden Culpa”. It takes a miracle to change a person, but the soul is the realm of miracles. Don’t ever count out the power of the Holy Spirit.

  • Please give proper credit. The original story is by Natalie Hoefer in The Criterion: http://www.archindy.org/criterion/local/2014/02-14/nurse.html. –Natalie Hoefer

  • This stubborn and willful self deceptions because of what the person Wants to Believe.. the attraction to money is so strong. Not just avarice at the beginning, but a combination of opportunism and misguided justice. Then even after the injustice is revealed, the heart is no longer soft and pliable, but as hard as that of Cresus.

  • Pinky wrote, “Don’t ever count out the power of the Holy Spirit

    St Augustine, the Doctor of Grace, reminds us, ““Simeon believed in our Lord Jesus Christ when he was still a little child, for the Spirit revealed the truth to him. Nathanael heard but one sentence from him, “Before Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree I saw thee” (John 1:48); and he replied, “Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel.” Long after, Peter made the same confession, and for that merit heard himself pronounced blessed, and that the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven were to be given to him. His disciples believed on him when by a miracle in Cana of Galilee water was turned into wine, which the evangelist John records as the beginning of the signs of Jesus. He stirred many to believe by his words, but many did not believe though the dead were raised. Even his disciples were terrified and shattered by his cross and death, but the thief believed at the very moment when he saw him not highly exalted but his own equal in sharing in crucifixion. One of his disciples after his resurrection believed, not so much because his body was alive again, as because of his recent wounds. Many of those who crucified him, who had despised him while he was working his miracles, believed when his disciples preached him and did similar miracles in his name. Since, then, people are brought to faith in such different ways, and the same thing spoken in one way has power to move and has no such power when spoken in another way, or may move one man and not another, who would dare to affirm that God has no method of calling whereby even Esau might have applied his mind and yoked his will to the faith in which Jacob was justified? But if the obstinacy of the will can be such that the mind’s aversion from all modes of calling becomes hardened, the question is whether that very hardening does not come from some divine penalty, as if God abandons a man by not calling him in the way in which he might be moved to faith. Who would dare to affirm that the Omnipotent lacked a method of persuading even Esau to believe?”

    So scripture says, “I will have mercy on whom I will, and I will be merciful to whom it shall please Me” (Exod. 33:19)

  • Michael Paterson-Seymour: “But if the obstinacy of the will can be such that the mind’s aversion from all modes of calling becomes hardened, the question is whether that very hardening does not come from some divine penalty, as if God abandons a man by not calling him in the way in which he might be moved to faith.”
    .
    God has given man free will.
    .
    “”So scripture says, “I will have mercy on whom I will, and I will be merciful to whom it shall please Me””
    .
    God will have mercy on those who deserve mercy, but not on those who reject His mercy.

  • That’s explains why they still take $200 from women who have a change of mind and opt out of the abortion.

    The whole organisation stinks from top to bottom. Isn’t Kirk Richards married to Cecile the CEO of PP? Well, that’s a farce, considering the pay and state of the working conditions at PP.

    I pray more staff leave.

  • Thank you Michael P-S

  • Ez
    Cecile Richards is married to Kirk Adams, a labor organizer and fellow big-time Dem.

  • Mary de Voe

    St Augustine also says, “the effectiveness of God’s mercy cannot be in the power of man to frustrate, if he will have none of it. If God wills to have mercy on men, He can call them in a way that is suited to them, so that they will be moved to understand and to follow” and, again, “because God has mercy on no man in vain. He calls the man on whom he has mercy in the way He knows will suit him, so that he will not refuse the call” and “For they hear these things and do them to whom it is given; but they do them not, whether they hear or do not hear, to whom it is not given. Because, “To you,” said He, “it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.” [Matt. xiii. 11”

    He also says, “the human will does not attain grace by freedom, but rather attains freedom by grace, and a delightful constancy, and an insuperable fortitude that it may persevere.”

  • Most of the Murder Inc franchises out there are “Not For Profit” entities, and as such are required to provide their tax return to anyone who asks for it (form 990). The return has a wealth (pardon the pun) of information on it. You can see exactly how much the head ghouls make from murdering babies for example. It would be easy to then see how much they make per murdered baby, thus debunking their argument that they do this out of some sense of moral outrage, that they are in fact marketing baby murders because of the high profit margin.

  • Michael Paterson-Seymour.

    Exd. 33:19 and your hardness of the heart theory hit home.

    In St. John 15:17
    I wonder if the passage where we’re told that we did not choose Him in as much as He had chosen us and if so, there could be souls that He hasn’t chosen.(?)

    Knowing who is or isn’t is not important, but that we strive by prayer fasting and kind admonishment is our duty.

  • Philip wrote, “I wonder if the passage where we’re told that we did not choose Him in as much as He had chosen us and if so, there could be souls that He hasn’t chosen.(?)”

    Scripture suggest so. “He hath blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them. (Isa. vi. 10 & John xii. 37 ff.) and “To you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.” (Matt. xiii. 11) So, St Augustine says, “If, therefore, you confess that to persevere to the end in good is God’s gift, I think that equally with me you are ignorant why one man should receive this gift and another should not receive it; and in this case we are both unable to penetrate the unsearchable judgments of God.”

    Père Garrigou-Lagrange says “Hence it is said psalm 134:6: in “Whatsoever the Lord pleased He hath done, in heaven, in earth.” And the Council of Toucy (PL, CXXVI, 123) adds: “For nothing is done in heaven or on earth, except what God either graciously does Himself or permits to be done, in His justice.” That is to say, no good, here and now, in this man rather than in another, comes about unless God Himself graciously wills and accomplishes it, and no evil, here and now, in this man rather than another, comes about unless God Himself justly permits it to be done. Nevertheless, God does not command the impossible, and grants even to those who do not actually observe His commandments the power of observing them.
    But those who observe His commandments are better than others and would not keep them in fact, had not God from eternity efficaciously decreed that they should observe these precepts. Thus, these good servants of God are more beloved and assisted by Him than others, although God does not command the impossible of the others.” Thus, St Thomas says, “Since the love of God is the cause of the goodness of things, no one would be better than another if God did not will a greater good to one than to another.” (ST Ia, q. 20, a. 3)

    We should remember that St Augustine also says, “Who are the elect? You, if you wish it,” for the desire itself is the result of God’s effectual calling.

  • Thanks Mike. I thought he took her name 😉

  • MPS-

    Thank you for your insights.
    Our saintly brothers in Christ, Thomas and Augustine, have helped me appreciate even more the truth that God cannot be outdone in generosity.
    That God is encouraging us, helping us constantly to do good. The use of our free will is a blessing or a curse.
    May the belief of Jesus crucified and risen from the dead to restore what was lost, be accepted and propagated in this era and the ones to follow.
    Peace.

  • I watched the video, thanks Obama for my taxes going to this great organization…. sarc/

  • Philip, Michael Paterson-Seymour, and all:
    “God will have mercy on those who deserve mercy, but not on those who reject His mercy.”
    .
    Those who have not rejected mercy but are not graced with mercy are living in the dark night of the soul. Hope

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  • If liberals really believe this – that it is pitiful their parents did not have access to Planned Parenthood to abort their children – then why don’t they simply commit suicide? I am NOT advocating this. I do NOT wish them to do this. Such a thought is absolutely horrible. Nevertheless, if liberals think that there are too many humans on the planet (I was conversing with one such person at a pro-nuclear power blog site), then why do they judge their lives more worthy to live and an unborn baby’s life not so worthy? It is not logical, but nothing about liberalism is logical.

  • Edwin Howell and Della Murray were married on 29 June 1918 per the Cook County Marriage Index. The census enumerator called at their boarding house on or about 8 January 1920 and recorded the age of their daughter as 7 months.

  • The answer given the census enumerator in 1930 suggests a date of birth in a range running from April 1919 to April 1920; the 1940 entry suggests April 1920 to April 1921. A witness records 4 June 1919 on her gravestone. Chelsea lied (or recycled her mother’s lie).

  • When I read this on Life News this morning I almost agreed with her. I don’t think she thought that one all the way through. Or else, like most liberals, she is able to hold two competing ideas in her mind at the same time and believe both of them to be true. In this case, it would be that Planned Parenthood could have aborted her grandparent and she’d still be here.

  • Evil has no sense of irony.

IRS Scandal: Enforcer for Planned Parenthood

Friday, May 17, AD 2013

Al Capone IRS

We’ll  try to cooperate fully with the IRS, because, as citizens, we feel a strong  patriotic duty not to go to jail.
Dave Barry

Ronald Reagan used to say that in his neighborhood the IRS was regarded as a terrorist organization.  I think a more apt current description of it is as an enforcer for various political entities including Worse Than Murder, Inc:

Similarly, the nonprofit Thomas More Society is now alleging that the IRS withheld approval for tax-exempt status from two pro-life organizations because of their demonstrations against abortion provider Planned Parenthood.

In one case, the IRS withheld approval of an application for tax exempt status for Coalition for Life of Iowa. In a phone call to Coalition for Life of Iowa leaders on June 6, 2009, the IRS agent “Ms. Richards” told the group to send a letter to the IRS with the entire board’s signatures stating that, under perjury of the law, they do not picket/protest or organize groups to picket or protest outside of Planned Parenthood. Once the IRS received this letter, their application would be approved…

In another similar case, the IRS withheld approval of an application for charitable tax-exempt recognition of Christian Voices for Life, questioning the group’s involvement with “40 Days for Life” and “Life Chain” events. The Fort Bend County, Texas, organization was subjected to repeated and lengthy unconstitutional requests for information about the viewpoint and content of its educational communications, volunteer prayer vigils, and other protected activities.

Thomas More Society special counsel Sally Wagenmaker calls the IRS authority in these cases is “disturbing.”

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  • I think it is clear that the IRS was twisted to political ends. The Executive Branch, in all of our pieces, constantly faces that danger. There is no area of law that an Administration can’t twist with a congress that will not exercise its responsibilities.

    We should be careful here.

    The government is staffed by many good and loyal civil servants and it is unwise to treat those rank and file as untrustworthy or tyrannical.

    It is even more unwise to treat Congress as heroic for showing up at the eleventh hour, when politics necessitates it, to the fight against tyranny. If this Congress did its job in checking the Executive Branch on an ongoing basis, we wouldn’t be in this mess!

  • You are so right David. Thanks for the good post.

Obama, Abortion, the 1950s and Race

Friday, April 26, AD 2013

The most pro-abortion president in our history, Barack Obama, once again displayed his fealty today to Worse Than Murder, Inc, a\k\a Planned Parenthood:

WASHINGTON     (AP) — President Barack Obama vowed Friday to join Planned Parenthood in fighting against what he said were efforts across the country to turn women’s health back to the 1950s.

Obama’s comments were the first by a sitting president before the abortion-rights group. He lauded its nearly 100 years of service to women, providing cancer screenings, contraceptives and other health services.

“When politicians try to turn Planned Parenthood into a punching bag, they’re not just talking about you,” he said. “They’re talking about the millions of women who you serve.”

Obama asserted that “an assault on women’s rights” is underway across the country, with bills being introduced in nearly every state legislature to limit or ban abortion or restrict access to birth control.

“The fact is, after decades of progress, there’s still those who want to turn back the clock to policies more suited to the 1950s than the 21st Century,” Obama said. “And they’ve been involved in an orchestrated and historic effort to roll back basic rights when it comes to women’s health.”

Leftists like the President usually accuse opponents of seeking to roll back the clock, even as they seek desperately, and futilely, to keep the clock frozen in a present they find desirable.  The video at the beginning of this post is from the National Black Pro-life Coalition, a group dedicated to revealing that no group in our society has been ravaged more by abortion than blacks.  Kermit Gosnell’s butcher shop is merely a particularly ugly manifestation of something that every one in the abortion industry knows and almost never speaks of:  blacks are the number one targeted group for abortions in this country.  In a country where blacks make up around 12% of the population, 35% of all abortions are performed on blacks. Worse Than Murder, Inc, a/k/a Planned Parenthood locates 79% of its abortion clinics in minority areas.  Abortion, the Klan’s dream come true.

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  • Sans Jim Crow, what was wrong with the 1950s? I like Leave It To Beaver, Father Knows Best, My Three Sons (I know not 50s but . . .), et al.

  • You forgot Ike. I liked Ike too! Sometime presidents simply “are” and the country seems to run okay. If we could simply make Obama and his cohort a”was.”

    I don’t much like this, this, this . . . I can’t get around emasculated . . . congress, but if you could subtract the executive influence perhaps some sense could be had.

  • But yet the GOP establishment doesn’t have the guts to make this an issue. They’re too busy trying to say “social issues are a loser”, when in fact they are the opposite.

  • In 1950 Infants were not having their spinal column snipped to “insure fetal demise” People believed that all men were created equal and that the human being has a soul endowed with unalienable rights to Life.

  • His speaches alone should make Christians cringe but we elected him twice.

    I note that the US Council of Bishops leaped on board the immigration reform train, just as they did the healthcare reform train… Giant omnibus bills with so many pieces that no one can get their arms around them. If our bishops won’t act cautiously with this clown, despite having been repeatedly burned, what hope have we as American Christians that the engines of the State can be fitted to their proper purpose.

    We need to get it into our thick skulls: this guy hates us! Nothing he does, however it is caste, is to our benefit. If what he does doesn’t hurt us, that is a mere side-effect, not an intentional avoidance.

  • In 1972, two prophetic studies published in the American Journal of Public Health, showed a widespread worry among blacks that family planning programs were a potential means of racial genocide, especially if the programs provided sterilization and were run by whites. Unfortunately, these studies were not taken seriously.
    Abortion very often is touted as an economic solution for poor women, i.e., “Black women.” Strident, pro-abortion feminists cry for abortion as a “right” for which they must fight to keep.
    The Black community has benefited neither socially or economically from an atrocity that is enthusiastically promoted by those who make 150 million dollars per year from dead African American babies; and by those who seek to entice the Black community to self-genocide through abortion. Therefore, the disproportionate number of abortions by Black Americans, as compared to our percentage of the general population, is more than a social phenomenon. It is destructive and genocidal.
    The abortion issue is not being dealt with by the black clergy or black politicians. In fact, abortion is often actually encouraged by these “leaders”.
    The aim of Margaret Sanger’s program was to restrict–many believe exterminate–the black population. Under the pretense of “better health” and “family planning,” Sanger cleverly implemented her plan. What’s more shocking is Sanger’s beguilement of black America’s créme de la créme–those prominent, well educated and well-to-do–into executing her scheme. Some within the black elite saw birth control as a means to attain economic empowerment, elevate the race and garner the respect of whites.
    Sanger’s plan has worked extraordinarily well over time – today numerous black religious leaders defend the “right” of women to kill their unborn children. It’s ironic that black leaders complain about racism, saying that white people are trying to keep them down, yet they promote one of the most racist policies in this country, abortion.
    Approximately two out of three black babies are aborted in the U.S. If that is not racial genocide, what is? What will it take for the Black moral leadership in America to come to grips with this reality? The blood of 54 million unborn babies cries out from the ground for justice. And the future of our nation, which tolerates the unjust execution of these innocents, depends on it.
    “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Things like this give me cause to hate Obama and the Democrats. But hatred is wrong. I should hate the sin, the murder, not the man. I guess I really should not be allowed outside the Confessional. Tell me, how do you folks avoid hating him? I just get so incensed every time I see his face or hear his voice. 🙁

  • I don’t hate Obama Paul, I pity him. Saying God bless you to Planned Parenthood indicates just what a lost soul he is. Unless he repents, his after life does not bear thinking about.

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  • Planned parenthood is another couple of words that say exactly the opposite.As
    you do any planning you must have a timetable with an agenda.Planning the life
    of our children is to be a thoughtful,charitable and an expression of love.
    Planned parenthoods biggest profit is from the taxpayers support of abortions
    which is likened to murder.What part of Thou Shall not kill do we obey?
    Its not the ten suggestions Its the Ten Commandmants!

  • I don’t hate Obama either. Hatred is too strong to waste on someone I don’t like.

  • I treat Obama as a gentile and a tax collector.

  • In the UK, there was a remarkable overlap in membership of the Abortion Law Reform Association, the British Family Planning Association, the Eugenics Education Society, formed in 1907 and renamed the Galton Institute in 1989. The Abortion Act 1967 was passed before the rise of Feminism in the 1970’s and was, in no small measure, driven by Eugenicists and Malthusians.

  • Paul,

    Maintining a good sense of humor about myself helps a lot.

    Human beings are funny because we appeal to reason regularly but act like unreasoned creatures. I’m the most bizarre creature I know.

    Seeing one’s faults, flaws, and sins for what they are and realizing that our pretensions are terribly funny makes it easier to deal with the faults, flaws, and sins in others.

    The President is much less than he presents himself to be and his unchanging behaviors suggest to me that he is unaware, that he thinks he is making reasoned, enlightened choices. That is funny… And that is terrible, as Don intimated above.

    The most frightening line in Scripture, to me, is “to those to whom more is given, more is expected.” it is terrible to contemplate that it may well be better to live out one’s life in savage nobility than to hear the Word and act in contrary ways to it. It is unreasonable to do so and funny that we so routinely appeal to reason in defense of our unreasoned opinions and actions.

    Humor and terror, comfortable bed-fellows…

  • Something else the 1950s had that the 2010s does not: Bishop Sheen. Oh, how we need his voice today!

  • Joseph: Bishop Sheen is on EWTN

  • Thanks, Mary. I also like to watch some of his old lectures on You Tube. But we need someone like him today, to speak to today’s audiences on today’s issues. It’s probably a dream though. Someone like him would not be so well received today, speaking against abortion and same sex “marriage”, and would be restricted to a channel like EWTN , preaching to the choir, whereas Life Is Worth Living was broadcast on DuMont (at the time one of the major networks) and later ABC, with ratings that rivaled “Mr. Television”, Milton Berle (prompting Berle to quip that Sheen had a better Writer).

  • I’d settle for our clergy preaching like that to us! We have three good priests. All three give strong, useful sermons. One of them lays it on the line, artfully but without pulling punches.

    I go to Mass in a variety of places due to work travel. It is rare to have even good sermons, much less ones that tackle the tough issues.

    I’d love to hear Father Z’s take on why this is so.

    In my parish, people seem to appreciate a challenging, smart sermon. Even ones that I would think would unsettle, such as sermons about the eye of the needle and possessions are received well.

    What gives? Why do our priests and bishops pull the punches with us? We are talking about human souls. Shouldn’t we want to be called out if when we stray? Shouldn’t the clergy call us out whether we want to be or not?

  • How not to hate President Obama? Remember that he is a tool–save your hate for the real Enemy below who is using him, and the people at “Planned Parenthood”, and etc. And remember to base it in your love for Christ, lest it become wrath.

Dead Baby Uber Alles

Tuesday, April 2, AD 2013

The above video of a Worse Than Murder, Inc, a\k\a Planned Parenthood rep blithely indicating that a baby surviving an abortion should not receive medical care if  the mother and the abortionist do not wish the child to receive medical care has received considerable play.

Florida legislators considering a bill to require abortionists to provide medical care to an infant who survives an abortion were shocked during a committee hearing this week when a Planned Parenthood official endorsed a right to post-birth abortion.

Alisa LaPolt Snow, the lobbyist representing the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates, testified that her organization believes the decision to kill an infant who survives a failed abortion should be left up to the woman seeking an abortion and her abortion doctor.

“So, um, it is just really hard for me to even ask you this question because I’m almost in disbelief,” said Rep. Jim Boyd. “If a baby is born on a table as a result of a botched abortion, what would Planned Parenthood want to have happen to that child that is struggling for life?”

“We believe that any decision that’s made should be left up to the woman, her family, and the physician,” said Planned Parenthood lobbyist Snow.

Rep. Daniel Davis then asked Snow, “What happens in a situation where a baby is alive, breathing on a table, moving. What do your physicians do at that point?”

“I do not have that information,” Snow replied. “I am not a physician, I am not an abortion provider. So I do not have that information.”

Rep. Jose Oliva followed up, asking the Planned Parenthood official, “You stated that a baby born alive on a table as a result of a botched abortion that that decision should be left to the doctor and the family. Is that what you’re saying?”

Again, Snow replied, “That decision should be between the patient and the health care provider.”

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  • Look what an attractive, gentle and feminine person this spokeswoman appears to be. No sign of red leathery skin, warts and stench; nothing to hint of the diabolical in her manner. Another issue of main concern is presented with rainbows and glee, montages of love.
    Obfuscation,packaging, marketing, deception, death.

  • If a convicted criminal survived a hanging, back in the day, didn’t they let him live?
    I don’t recall reading this, however I do remember hearing this.

    If this was true, then P.P. has viewed the fetus in ways even worse than a criminal, yet what crime has the fetus committed?
    This is a time of hell on earth.

  • “I do not have that information,” Snow replied. “I am not a physician, I am not an abortion provider. So I do not have that information.”

    OK, as a human, what would you do if you saw an abandoned newborn on the sidewalk? Call 911, or try to locate the mother and ascertain her wishes?

  • Is Soylen Green next?? How frightening for humanity . . . my soul cries out in pain and sadness for the lose.

  • “How can people be so heartless?
    How can people be so cruel?
    […]”

    From “Hair.”

  • We are going through the phase of decline that all great powers undergo at some time or another. For example, the parallels to ancient Rome, which are well-known because well-studied, are astounding. We must come to see that there is nothing really new under the sun and that we cycle through the same situations. Ours is a post-Christian society which makes us ripe for a tragic ending.

  • “For example, the parallels to ancient Rome, which are well-known because well-studied, are astounding.”

    Actually Jon when Rome entered its period of rapid decline the general level of morality was improving from what it had been due to the influence of Christianity. History rarely provides us with simple parallels.

  • True on both counts. Thank you.

  • True on all three, sorry. And that’s why it’s important not to be too abstract, avoiding the particulars that are often more meaningful than the generalities.

  • God will judge these people whether or not they believe it. Planned Parenthood is one of the most evil organizations modern man could have come up with. those who support it will regret it.

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  • GOD BLESS ALL THE CHILDREN WHO’S RIGHTS HAVE BEEN DENIED BECAUSE OF THIS PATHETIC MUDEROUS INSTITUTION!!! I pity all those who support it!

  • This, precisely, is the reason that if you vote democrat, you will not be getting into Heaven.

  • this really makes one wonder if these idiots who take lives actually realize that they too could have been aborted if they were not loved enough by their parent to give them life…is really sad..

  • Today is day 6 of the Divine Mercy novena.
    I mention this because of the emphasis on souls of children. How delightful and pleasing to the entire celestial court.

    Without Gods mercy life would be death.

    America is the poorest nation on earth.

  • I really don’t think anything PP could say or do can shock me. Was does shock me is the nonchalant attitude of some who claim to be pro-life, but do not take seriously the matter that businesses that support Planned Parenthood should be boycotted, and so should all 127 sponsors of PP’s partner in crime, Susan G Komen for the Cure. I was appalled to learn recently how prevalent the practice is of parochial schools to collect box tops from General Mills products, to be exchanged fovrvarious school and playground equipment. General Mills is one of the circle of “million-dollar elite” donors to Komen! Pro-lifers should not even be buying anything with a General Mills label – Betty Crocker, Chex, Bisquik, Green Giant, etc.

  • T. Shaw, God will not shut the gates on someone who votes Democrat. Everyone knows when we vote for a party it’s not for the whole package, at least not usually. We vote in a two-party system which makes it hard on everyone. But God’s acceptance of us depends upon Christ and our faith in him.

  • I can’t agree with you there Jon – you said “vote for the party”. I think the D party’s stated stance is in favor of killing the little ones and having the taxpayers pay for it. The R party doesn’t build that into their platform (so far).
    There are individual pro life democrats and pro abortion republicans. We have to be careful that we do not remotely participate in procuring abortions, and we should do everything can to stop them.

  • True, Anzlyne. I do think we get to heaven because of what Christ does rather than what we do, though. I also think we do what Christ wants when we believe in him. We are saved in Christ and consequently/subsequently become like him. Hope that makes sense.

Black Friday and Worse Than Murder, Inc

Saturday, November 24, AD 2012

 

Hattip to Robert Stacy McCain at The Other McCain.  Worse Than Murder, Inc., a/k/a Planned Parenthood, decided to offer a discount on their blood money services on the day after Thanksgiving in two of their affiliates in South Florida:

A Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in southern Florida is offering a black Friday discount — including $10 off a visit to the abortion center today.   Planned Parenthood of South Florida and the Treasure Coast offered the special, saying, “Visit our West Palm Beach or Kendall Health Center for special after Thanksgiving savings on Friday, November 23rd.”

Pro-life blogger Jill Stanek noticed the Black Friday discount and responded, “Planned Parenthood brings new meaning to the term, “Black Friday,” doesn’t it?”   This is the same abortion business where the chair of the national Democratic party headlined a small rally last year.

 

Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was named by pro-abortion President Barack Obama recently to take over as the head of the Democratic Party. At the time of her appointment to the position, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards praised Wasserman Schultz as a “heroine” for her extensive abortion advocacy. The appointment made it clear Obama would not run from his lengthy pro-abortion record.

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  • You’re right: they’re worse than Murder, Inc. That’s because MI was “small potatoes.”

    In fact, they’re worse than Hitler, Lenin, Mao, Pol Pot, and Stalin combined.

    No doubt they’ll hold a “door-buster” event on Christmas Eve.

  • If this were merely a story from The Onion, it would almost be funny since it represents an over the top convergence of everything that is the complete opposite of the true Thanksgiving and Christmas spirits — unbridled consumerism and destroying unborn children. Unfortunately, it fits what C.S. Lewis described in “The Four Loves” as “a sure mark of evil: only by being terrible does it avoid being comic.”

  • Disgusting. If I say anything beyond this, I will be taking the Lord’s name in vain.

  • They have denied the truth of what human life is, and the meaning of human sexuality. Because they have lied, they must continue to lie, and those lies compound upon each other. And so in honor of “Thanksgiving” they offer discounts for actions that make a mockery out of the concept of thankfulness. They are not thankful for the gift of human life. They hide the nature of what they do, which is ripping babies out of the womb, by marketing techniques which distract from that reality. Note the cheerful colors, and the reference to “savings”, as if it’s a wonderful service to be had at a bargain. It’s presented as a great value, and at a lower price, when in fact it destroys a priceless value. In fact, the entire advertisement is a lie that decorates a horrible reality in pretty colors and attractive words. This is what Planned Parenthood does. It comes from the Devil.

    John 8:43-45: “Why do you not understand what I am saying? Because you cannot bear to hear my word. You belong to your father the devil and you willingly carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he speaks in character, because he is a liar and the father of lies. But because I speak the truth, you do not believe me.”

    Right now we are fighting their presence in our public schools where I live. Planned Parenthood is presenting themselves as a community service organization dedicated to helping children succeed. We’ve encountered a lack of truthfulness at every turn, consistent with the denial of truth that is at the heart of Planned Parenthood’s mission.

  • Thank you, briana and Alphatron Shinyskullus. My response to your all is from yesterday’s Gospel Reading as I mourn and continue to pray unceasingly for your beloved country.

    “”Jesus answered, “My kingdom does not belong to this world.
    If my kingdom did belong to this world,
    my attendants would be fighting
    to keep me from being handed over to the Jews.
    But as it is, my kingdom is not here.”
    So Pilate said to him, “Then you are a king?”
    Jesus answered, “You say I am a king.
    For this I was born and for this I came into the world,
    to testify to the truth.
    Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.””

    And, yes, John 8:43-45 describes your Rulers very, very well.

  • Mary @42,

    Amen!

    Pray.

Obama Waves the Dead Fetus

Saturday, October 20, AD 2012

In the movie Patton, there is a somewhat eerie scene where Patton indicates why he knows that the Third Reich is on the ropes:

“I had a dream last night. In my dream it came to me…that right now the whole Nazi Reich is mine for the taking.” “You know how I’m sure they’re finished out there? The carts. They’re using carts to move their wounded and the supplies. The carts came to me in my dream. I couldn’t figure it out. Then I remembered. . . . .that nightmare in the snow. The agonizing retreat from Moscow. How cold it was. They threw the wounded and what was left of the supplies in the carts. Napoleon was finished. Not any color left. Not even the red of blood. Only the snow.”

You know that a Democrat campaign is on the ropes when the focus is placed on abortion.  Democrats, at least most of them, aren’t idiots.  They understand that focusing on abortion is going to hurt them as much as it helps them, and, in most states, probably hurt them more.  However, when a Democrat campaign is headed south abortion is often invoked in an attempt to rally the true believers in the right to slay their offspring.  It is a sign of desperation.  Yesterday, Obama had the head of Worse Than Murder, Inc, aka Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards introduce him at a rally in Virginia.

She also cut this video for Obama that was released yesterday:

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31 Responses to Obama Waves the Dead Fetus

  • Win or lose this election, one day Obama and the Democrats will truly regret this advocacy of the infanticide of the unborn. Lord have mercy!

  • The drum beat at their Convention was more about abortion than their other agenda. When Mr Obama mentioned the de-funding of Pl P’hood four times in the Hofstra Uni. debate we knew for sure they are grabbing for a lifeline. This latest report proves that their Titanic has hit the iceberg. Hope the sincere Catholics who are in their thrall, some dear friends and family are on a lifeboat that saves their hearts and heads and souls.

  • “Win or lose this election, one day Obama and the Democrats will truly regret this advocacy of the infanticide of the unborn.”

    We shall do our best to make them regret it this year!

  • And, they booed God at their convention.

    You will not be going to Heaven if you vote for mass-murderers.

  • How many more days? Romney is right; O is at the end of his term. After staring down this evil for four years, I can’t even bear to look it in the face as it whimpers out of relativity. May the healing begin, and may the faithful show compassion to those who are obstinate in their war against the innocent in their mother’s wombs and against Holy Mother Church. The more Romney exposes himself, the more his soul is also exposed. And I like what I see.

  • This is surreal.
    Our great grandparents along with the fifty million aborted souls pleading God for a change in the hearts of earthbound men.
    Surreal because who would of ever thought that RU 486 could be classified as preventive Medicine. Medicine?
    Change we can believe in…..still echoing from Oct. 20th of 2008.
    God have mercy.

  • Planned Parenthood stands to lose money if Obama is not reelected. They are teaching health classes in local high schools using federal grant money, under the guise of “reducing teen pregnancy” and “increasing graduation rates.” Of course, that’s laughable. But not really.

  • How could any Church going Catholic be a Democrat, especially clergy??? Don’t you know you are the reason babies are still being murdered?

  • “How could any Church going Catholic be a Democrat, especially clergy???”

    I have met many Roman Catholic clergy who are proudly Democrat.

    I have met many Orthodox Anglican clergymen and not one is Democrat.

    Go to an Assemblies of God or Church of God parking lot and you’ll find no Obama bumper stickers as you inevitably will find in the parking lot of a Roman Catholic parish.

    Just sayin……………….the branches grafted into the Olive Tree had better beware lest they, smug in their arrogance, find themselves cut off one day and those whom they derided as not having the fulness of grace welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven in their stead.

  • It should not be too much of a surprise that many Catholics belong to the Democratic Party and see nothing wrong with it. The NC Register quotes Bishop Dolan thusly: (at the Al Smith dinner)

    “Our two candidates claim that both your parties, the Republicans and the Democrats, are ‘big tents,’ containing extraordinarily diverse, even contrary, opposite people and groups,” Cardinal Timothy Dolan noted Oct. 18 at the Al Smith Dinner. “Well, you don’t have a thing over the Catholic Church. We got both Biden and Ryan!” Dolan continued.

    Read more: http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/civility-in-the-city/#ixzz29s2WEZou

    I realize the Al Smith Dinner is a light hearted affair, but these are anything but light hearted times. Ryan may be out of step to some degree with the mind of the Church on her “social teachings.” Maybe even quite a bit out of step. But I don’t think his errors would directly lead to the death of an innocent person. Surely Biden is way out of step on contraception and abortion. And millions have died because some people didn’t want to “force their religion” on others. And yet, we do it all the time, don’t we? Think that little bit about not killing people is in the Ten Commandments.

  • “Ryan may be out of step to some degree with the mind of the Church on her ‘social teachings.’ Maybe even quite a bit out of step.”

    There is a difference between being out of step with the liberal Democrat operatives in the USCCB, and being out of step with what Jesus said to Judas Iscariot when Judas complained that costly oil was being used to annoint Jesus’ feet instead of being sold to feed the poor. Paul Ryan is right. The USCCB is wrong. It is time to jettison the false gospel of social justice, the common good and peace at any price. Jesus told the crowd who followed him after being fed the loaves and fishes to seek the Bread of eternal life instead of the meat that perishes. And He did NOT feed them a second time – no free handouts.

    I am sick and tired of people wanting Caesar to do for the poor what we as Christians should be doing voluntarily as our penance. It is NOT Caesar’s job to feed the poor, clothe the naked, and care for the sick, and every time we abdicate our responsibility and evade our accountability to Caesar to do that, then we place on the altar of political expediency our freedom and adoption as sons and daughters of God, and replace it with submission to mere mortal man. That is called idolatry and God hates idolatry.

    A nation which murders the unborn by the tens of millions and sanctifies the filth of homosexual sodomy deserves no social justice, but one day we will get justice and it will NOT be social – it will be Divine.

  • Planned parenthood being invoked to rally the troops is akin to human sacrifice for a good crop yeild…

  • Paul:

    Okay, mea culpa. I shouldn’t have put in the bit about Ryan may be out of step, etc, and certainly not in the way it was worded. I was trying to be “balanced” and “non-partisan” and I obviously botched it.

    I don’t agree with the bail outs and the hand outs, Medicare, Social Sec, the so-called “living wage,” and frankly, public education. (I’m very iffy on such “public goods” as highway construction as well.) But my libertarian economic views seem to not jive with the other pro-life Catholic around me who are somewhat concerned Ryan is going to throw Granny under the bus with his suggested Medicare reforms.

  • That’s ok, DJH. I have often written much worse. No harm done. BTW, when I registered to vote in NC, I registered in the Constitution Party because its platform is closest to Church teaching. But since that party isn’t yet “officlal” in the state, it turns out that I am “other” in political affiliation. As for the election, I will vote Romney rather than Goode because defeating Obama is too important and Goode (as much as I like his program and policies) is unelectable.

    As for social justice, I am all for taking care of the poor. I just do not think that is the job of the Federal govt. Now if States and local municipalities elect to enact safety net measures, then I am fine with that. But I really think that if we as members of the Body of Christ did our sacred duty as the sheep in Matthew 25:31-46, then we wouldn’t need Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and all the New Deal / Great Society failed programs of FDR and LBJ. All Christians – Protestants, Orthodox Anglicans, Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodox – need to start being real Christians. We have this social justice mess because we as members of the Body of Christ have NOT behaved in a Christ-like manner. We have NOT put righteousness, holiness, purity, virtue, honor and integrity first. We have become complacent in our religious freedom and our material prosperity, and now we whine when suddenly both are in jeopardy from that godless man of sin and depravity in the Whitehouse [ see, I can use worse invective than you. 😉 ]. But I digress from the topic of this post. Suffice it to say (at the risk of repeating myself) that we will never prosper, we will never enjoy social justice as long as we murder the unborn.

  • On the other side of the nightmare by contrast, the waving of the budget by a capable candidate. This following is a copy/paste from a campaign email which I hope is allowable, to take off the edge of the gruesome.

    ‘It’s clear — Barack Obama has no second term agenda.

    Although President Obama won’t lay out his plan for a second term, we already know what it will be — a repeat of the last four years. We can’t afford four more years of crushing debt and wasteful spending.

    We know what President Obama will do on taxes. He’s already raised taxes 21 times — and he’ll raise taxes by $2 trillion more. Middle-class families will face a $4,000-a-year tax increase just to service his debt and spending proposals.

    As Governor of Massachusetts, I cut taxes 19 times. As president, I won’t raise taxes on anyone; I will deliver tax cuts to the middle class; and I will simplify the tax code to make it simpler, flatter, and fairer.

    We know what President Obama will do on spending. President Obama’s already increased our debt by $5.5 trillion — and he’ll let our national debt climb to $20 trillion by 2016. He’s promised a second stimulus, yet we don’t even know where the first one went.

    As Governor of Massachusetts, I balanced the budget every year without raising taxes and led our state to a credit upgrade. As president, I will cut and cap spending, restore our AAA credit rating, and set us on a path to a balanced budget.

    I have a clear plan to put America on a path to prosperity. Contribute now to help promote my clear vision for America.

    Thanks,

    Mitt Romney’

  • Paul,
    So many professed catholics are in great danger of losing their place at the Lord’s table and being replaced by Baptists, Pentecostals, Mormons, Muslims, Jews, etc. We catholics have enormous accountability because we’ve been given the fullness of the truth from the cradle. It’s so disturbing to see the continuing blindness to Obama and the democratic party in general. In 2008, I can almost understand that people got caught up in the excitement of voting for Obama and put on blinders, but this time around, there is ABSOLUTLY no excuse. God have mercy on them.

  • PM:

    You lost liberals and the social justice crowd at the fifth word . . .

    Next time, stay monosyllabic and don’t cite any fact or number.

  • Dear T. Shaw,
    Tough order but how about … ?

    Unborn babies can cry out and be heard,
    in your human hearts and,
    in Heaven where the Almighty can hear all that do.
    or:
    Stop the music and think about millions of babies used for winning and getting money to waste on fooling you.
    and:
    If feeding your children depends on gov. assistance money,
    then it’s urgent to vote the man who cares to have the money there to feed them.

    I think Mitt Romney will fix the budget for the security of us all.

  • Mother Teresa said, that the killing of the unborn would distroy the fabric of all life. All of us would be in jeopardy. She was right! Look at our divided country.
    Look at God being removed and replaced by hedonism. Lies are told to the people to enslave them.
    God be with us, and touch the hearts and minds of americans on Nov 6th.
    Amen! Viva Cristo Rey!

  • No election will ever solve the destruction done to the social fabric of the USA or the West. There is a long-haul conversion needed to undo the damage done and to look at the good neglected and ignored.

  • Paul w. wrote: “I am sick and tired of people wanting Caesar to do for the poor what we as Christians should be doing voluntarily as our penance.” This work has been done by Christians and Catholic organizations for years but when government started stepping in and telling us to do it their way then it became harder to do charitable work. Look at the states that made Catholic Charities chose doing their work or stopping it due to the mandates they placed on them – adoption aspect to place children in same sex homes – many have chosen to stop their charitable work because of it, one in Ill seperated itself from the Church to bow to the wishes of the state.

  • PM: Excellent.

    I can’t remember the last time somebody called me, “dear.”

    Thanks!

  • I agree, Richard E., and I still oppose government redistributing the fruits of one’s labor from he who works to him who refuses to work under the false guise of charity. Over and over again this has resulted in one thing: ever more power to the godless State at the expense of the freedom of the individual to his life, liberty and property. The solution is repentance, holiness and righteousness. That is how the most evil Roman emperors were overcome, it is how the Empire finally became Christian, and it is the only means of reversing the sad decline of these United States and obtaining true justice for everyone, rich and poor alike. No amount of government welfare programs can ever do that.

    I always go back to the example of the Church at Thessalonika. Some people there thought, after having receiving St. Paul’s first epistle about the last days, that since Jesus was going to soon return, they were entitled to give up working for their food and just sit in ecstatic expectation while others supported them. 2nd Thessalonians 3:10 is very clear: “…if anyone would not work, neither should he eat.” We in these United States will soon find as the economy crashes that we won’t even be able to do that because there will be neither food nor work. We will get all the social justice we deserve for having murdered 53 million unborn babies, and for having sanctified the filth of homosexual sodomy. Lord have mercy!

  • As a life long Democrat, now turned Republican, I say “I didn’t leave the
    Democrats, they left me”. They turned their back on GOD, that the founders
    turned to, knowing that without GOD’S blessings & A moral citizenship,
    government of the people, by the people, and for the people could not work.
    GOD must be looking down on us, as we pray & say “What you’re doing
    speaks so loud, I can’t hear what you’re saying!!’. WE CAN TURN THIS AROUND.
    Think about what happened when Richard Nixon fired the special prosecutor
    on a Saturday night. The white house was buried in telegrams & Nixon had to
    reinstate him. That was citizens just fulfilling their role in government of & by
    the people. The Supreme Court has still not corrected their ruling on the Dred
    Scott case making the negros less than a full person. The current state of
    Biology 101, confirms that abortion at any stage is truly murder, making
    the Supreme Courts previous rulings on abortion untenable. Society is founded
    on marriage between a man & a women. Homosexuals are chipping away at
    the foundation. What are we going to do, or not do about it??

  • Emily Post.
    Greeting = Dear …, and Closing = Yours Truly,
    also, you’re welcome, T. Shaw!

  • It was many years ago I was a young man that stood in line in New York City and waiting for the Holicost Museum to open. There was a long line of people in front of me, and as I waited there, I saw on the opposite side of the street there stood a lone individual holding a very large sign that criticised abortion. I don’t recall exactly the total writing upon the sign he carried, but it condemned the abortion clinics and what was happening to those so helpless and inocent in the womb that were scheduled for execution. The police came, and they took the lone individual’s sign, and also arrested him. How strange I thought that I would stand there and await entering the museum so to see the pictures of the suffering individuals that died at the hands of Nazi beasts. I turned and gazed at the individual standing behind me, then asked if his having already purchased an entry ticket, and he replied, “no, but I will purchase a ticket at the entry.” I gazed at the man, then gave to him my ticket, and I left with the thought in mine, “are we no better than those that murdered multi millions and cremated them in the ovens.” The number of the helpless one’s in the wombs has grown far more in number than those tortured, murdered and cremated and reduced to ashes by the Nazi Germans. How do we answer G-d when we stand before Him and plead forgivinness for our sins? I am now in my eighties, and we raised three wonderful boys, for which I thank G-d. Yet still, I remember that lone individual standing there and asking “why are we murdering the most innocent of all, those being torn from the womb and made to suffer such pain.” Remember, this is America, but what mercy still is given to those most helpless, innocent and forgotten. Can we simply look the other way? Indeed I tremble. G-d provides nations the type of government most deserved, and I believe that writing is again again upon the wall.

  • R.S’Chevalier-
    A very moving and stirring testimony.
    In twenty five years, if there’s a civilization left standing, will souls be in line in New York city to view the story of Americas Holocaust?
    The Abortion Holocaust.
    That the lone man across the street was taken away for [ disturbing the peace? ]
    Witness. His witness has moved you, as well as me.

    Thank you for sharing. I will be standing outside P.P. praying the rosary and thinking of the many who have paved the way with prayers since 73′

  • powerful thoughts expressed here in these responses; thank you very much. words that especially stood out to me: “Unborn babies can cry out and be heard,
    in your human hearts and,in Heaven”
    “No election will ever solve . …conversion needed..”
    “what are we going to do or not do about it?” and
    “the writing is again again on the wall”

  • How US citizens who are blindly pro-Mr O. and those who support his policies about the unborn
    , and equating same-gender sterile unions with marriage
    and the heavy-handed HHS Mandate cannot see the parallel with slavery.
    including using blacks to “breed” slaves and the declining populations in the USA and in much of Europe
    and can recall efforts by Nazis to “breed” desired citizens with Government controlled policies,
    and the same to some extent under Stalin
    and not see the writing on the wall as noted in quotes above
    is a shock to me.

  • Lonethinker-

    Many do have eyes yet cannot see, and ears for hearing yet cannot hear. History repeating itself.

    For those who do see the writing on the wall a great responsibility. We must be in the public sphere regardless of ridicule, scorn and profiling. St. Paul knew this way perfectly.
    Nothing can separate us from the Love of Christ. To walk the walk is a privilege and honor.

    Please consider it if you haven’t already taken a risk for Christ.
    Give the very best this YEAR OF FAITH. Give Jesus.

Sex should NOT BE a MORAL ISSUE, it should be a PRACTICAL ISSUE

Wednesday, June 13, AD 2012

The woman formerly known as beautiful and author at Huffington Post, Shannon Bradley-Colleary, had an article recently with the declarative title “Abstinence Got Me Pregnant.” It’s a “family planning” story meant to demonstrate that people should not be expected to follow a moral code when it comes to sexual intercourse, and probably many women (who don’t think about what words mean) can relate.

The author describes how she was raised by religious parents and a father that scared off boys while cleaning his gun, how she fell in love in college and “relinquished” her virginity unexpectedly on Cheez-It crumbs behind a couch in an off-campus apartment while “roommates farted and belched like cannon-fire in adjacent rooms,” how she began taking birth control pills and used them for the next five years as a “serial monogamist,” how after she had her heart broken and broke a few herself she decided to take a “leave of absence” and become abstinent, how a broken-hearted young man still pursued her with roses, poetry, and silly declarations of love, how she got pregnant and to her relief miscarried so she was “spared, making a choice” that might “haunt” her for the rest of her life, and finally how some ten years later she gave birth to two daughters with her husband “at just the right time, with exactly the right partner.” What does she credit for things working out well? Birth control, because abstinence got her pregnant.

Her point: “…sex should NOT BE a MORAL ISSUE, it should be a PRACTICAL ISSUE.” [Emphasis hers.]

She plans to take her daughters to Planned Parenthood when they are in high school because although she hopes “they will only give themselves to men who cherish them” she believes it is better to be “practical” and dispense with any “moral imperatives” so they won’t ever experience shame or blame. She concludes, “Knowledge is power.”

Take a deep breath, relax your face muscles, and let’s examine the logic of this statement because this is a serious issue that needs to be clarified. I once thought this way too, until I realized 1) everyone needs a moral code, and 2) words mean things.

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  • “I once thought this way too, until I realized 1) everyone needs a moral code, and 2) words mean things.”

    Because they twist on a moment’s notice words to mean anything they want words to mean, those words hence mean nothing to godless liberal progressive Democrats.

    And let’s face it. The Planned Parenthood types are godless liberal progressive Democrats (with a liberal sprinkling of RINOs thrown in for good measure).

    These people have no moral code. They are governed by liberal – ISM.

    I – Self – Me.

    Sorry. I am feeling my mean, divisive, intolerant and unkind oats right now.

  • Paul, I get the same way when it comes to confusing children. Sigh.

  • “I get the same way when it comes to confusing children.”

    You said it all right there in that one statement, Stacy.

  • Sorry, but morals aren’t always practical in the short run. In fact, they’re downright inconvenient sometimes.

    “You take your pet to the vet to get fixed, not your daughters.”

    I can see why some people get confused, though, if they treat Whiskers and Spot like their children.

  • “I can see why some people get confused, though, if they treat Whiskers and Spot like their children.”

    This leads right into Bonchamps previous post “Zoophilia: Why Not?” at http://the-american-catholic.com/2012/06/11/zoophilia-why-not

    Kristin, you’re onto something here! Sadly, it ain’t good. 🙁

  • ‘Abstinence’ didn’t get her pregnant. Failure to practice ‘abstinence’ did.

  • I read the HuffPo article. Pretty stupid. I know the title was meant ironically, but as the author makes clear, her lack of abstinence got her pregnant. She also seems to think that taking the birth control pill protected her from STD’s. (Great job there, Planned Parenthood! Knowledge is power!)

    My favorite line from the article is this: “I think ‘abstinence only’ flies in the face of nature and the biological imperative.” It sure does, lady. So does contraception. Then again, so does waiting until you’re in your thirties to have kids. So does waiting until you’re 19 to have sex. Pretty much anything you do besides childbearing and foraging flies in the face of nature and the biological imperative. Now, if no one minds, I’m going to pee in all four corners of my apartment, then kill and eat my neighbor’s cat, because that’s what nature tells me to do.

  • The author describes how she was raised by religious parents and a father that scared off boys while cleaning his gun, how she fell in love in college and “relinquished” her virginity unexpectedly on Cheez-It crumbs behind a couch in an off-campus apartment while “roommates farted and belched like cannon-fire in adjacent rooms,”

    And to which literary publication was this submitted ‘ere the author elected to submit it to the gullable (and less aesthetically particular) folk at Huffington Post?

  • Inigo Montoya.

    Good movie. How’s the author of the article related to Vizzini? Grand-niece?

  • You nailed it Art! That is some wretched writing even by the low standards of Huff Po.

  • Running a business should NOT BE a MORAL ISSUE, it should be a PRACTICAL ISSUE. There are lots of ways to manage employees, and I believe that our sons and daughters should be taught all of the options out there. Personally, I think that employers should give their workers fair pay, but if my daughter decides to force illegal immigrants to work sixteen hour days at minimum wage, then I want her to know how to evade the authorities and “take care of” potential whistleblowers.

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  • Is “conscience,” in the modern sense of moral judgment a necessary category? Well Aristotle did very well without it. Perhaps, we should go back to speaking of “practical reason,” for my reason is myself and expresses itself in action. Moreover, it is axiomatic that acts of the understanding are specified by their object, so this may serve to remind us that good and bad choices are no more equivalent than apprehension and misapprehension, truth and error are equivalent species of an identical genus; rather, bad choices are what Aristotle called paralogisms (???????????? = Unreasonable or fallacious).

    The good choice, “This – being such – is to be done,” is intelligible, because intelligent; the act of the bad will is a surd, ultimately unintelligible. True enough, we can often trace its causes to instinctive or dispositional factors, but it remains logically incoherent.

  • Well said. Like many I was brought up an Irish strict catholic, but in my twenties and early thirties I had a number of sexual partners. I also had my heart broken by women and found it difficult to cope with broken relationships. Much changed when I met my wife and I found God again. The relationship between sex and intimacy has shown to be confusing for many young people. I also think many girls are forced into sexual intercourse through little choice and low self-esteem.

  • I also think many girls are forced into sexual intercourse through little choice and low self-esteem.

    And most importantly, from no societal support. We toss men in women into coed colleges, don’t monitor anything that goes on there, and then wonder why our children have become tramps.

  • No one has spoken of the very real suffering that comes from sexually transmitted diseases — ones that even with using condoms 100 percent of the time 100 percent the way they were intended, will still not protect you from some of the nastiest STDs, that you then must carry into every relationship you have afterwards, including the one where you are married and having those children you wanted at the perfect time you wanted them. I’m sorry, but this mother appears to be clueless about the real dangers of the world that are out there now and that her daughters have to deal with.

  • James – “The relationship between sex and intimacy has shown to be confusing for many young people.” Yes.

    As kids we were told that when a mommy and daddy love each other very much, they give each other a special hug and make a wish. Then we go through biology and health class, watch the TV and the internet, buy into popular culture, get involved in bad relationships, make decisions even we can tell are wrong, watch our friends get divorced and remarried repeatedly, finally find someone we love, read theology, and finally figure out that the only working model for a male/female relationship is “when a mommy and daddy love each other very much, they give each other a special hug and make a wish”.

  • No one has spoken of the very real suffering that comes from sexually transmitted diseases — ones that even with using condoms 100 percent of the time 100 percent the way they were intended, will still not protect you from some of the nastiest STDs, that you then must carry into every relationship you have afterwards

    And if you remember International Planned Parenthood’s pamplet, “Healthy, Happy and Hot” (the distrubution of which involved a UN meeting and Girl Scouts), they explicitly deny that someone is obligated to reveal STD’s they have to intended sex partners.

The Party of Gendercide and the Words of Abraham Lincoln

Thursday, May 31, AD 2012

Live Action today released a second video showing that Planned Parenthood, an organization that I have designated  Worse Than Murder, Inc, has no problem with sex selection abortions.  Go here to read my post on the first gendercide video released by Live Action.  Today the House failed to muster the two-thirds vote necessary to pass the  Prenatal Non-Discrimination Act which would have banned this unspeakable evil.  The Obama administration opposed the bill.  Obama has never found any form of abortion he opposes and Planned Parenthood has his complete allegiance.  In the House 276 Republicans voted in favor of the bill, 7 against.   Democrats voted 161 in favor of gendercide and 20 against.

The core of the Democrat party today is abortion.  The vote on gendercide demonstrates just how extreme this allegiance is.  As in the days of slavery, the Democrat party champions the notion that we can, in good conscience, ignore the rights of portions of the human race, and that the unborn, like the slaves of old, are mere property and may be destroyed at the mother’s will and whim.  The words of Lincoln should be our battle cry against this old evil in a new form:

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  • BRAVO! This made me tear up! I am a sidewalk counselor for a pro-life group and everyday the media and the Left just beats us down. Thank you for posting this! God Bless you!

  • Thank you Ashley for being a sidewalk counselor. That is the most difficult, and essential, service in the pro-life cause. I tear up also when I read the words of Lincoln in the above passage.

  • This is so appalling & scary as it reminds me of China.

  • What has always perplexed me is that Catholics and Blacks, as a general rule, have always marched lockstep with democrats! Yes, the left changed the language, rewrote history and owns the rest of the media. That is the reason that most sheeple vote democrat, but how many examples do these people need to convince them that this is the party of death and destruction. These dems are really communists. Oh, and voters DO have a choice – they can always vote for the better choice on the Republican side. Educate yourselves for Goodness Sake!

Question: If they trust women, why don’t they trust mothers?

Wednesday, May 30, AD 2012

SHOCKER: Teens need their mothers. Mothers can help their daughters. Even in crisis.

There’s an article forthcoming in the journal Economic Inquiry by Professors of Economics, Joseph Sabia and Daniel Rees, that shows parental notification or consent laws are associated with a 15 to 25 percent reduction in suicides committed by 15- through 17-year-old women. The researchers analyzed National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health data collected from 1987 to 2003 and found results that are consistent with the hypothesis that laws requiring parental involvement increase the “expected cost of having unprotected sex,” and, consequently, protect the well-being of young females. (Hey, they’re economists.)

Here’s the reasoning, taken from this paper by the same authors.

  • Researchers have already found, using state-level data from 1981 through 1998, that parental involvement laws reduced teen gonorrhea rates 12 to 20 percent among teen females. (Klick and Strattman, 2008)
  • Other recent studies provide evidence that female adolescents who become sexually active at an early age are more likely to suffer from the symptoms of depression. (Hallfors et al. 2004; Sabia and Rees 2008)
  • Research has shown that multiple sex partners increased the likelihood of substance abuse. (Howard et al. 2004)
  • It is also been found that adolescent females who had multiple sex partners were 10 times more likely to develop the symptoms of major depression than those who remained abstinent. (Hallfors et al. 2005)
  • There was no evidence of a similar relationship between male multiple partners and adolescent depression. (Hallfors et al. 2005)

So the hypothesis is: If parental involvement laws discourage minors from risky lifestyles that affect their physical health, then they would promote emotional health of teenage females as well. Analyzing suicide rates will give an indication since there have been many studies that link depression and suicide. The national suicide data was analyzed and that’s exactly what they found – a supporting correlation. Parental involvement laws correlate with fewer suicides. Further in support, there was no evidence of a similar relationship among male adolescents, and no correlation between parental involvement laws and suicide for older women because, well, neither group would be affected by those laws.

Makes sense, right? You’re probably thinking, “Did we need to pass those laws, wait and see what happened, and then count suicides?” No, we didn’t, and there’d be at least some justice if the people opposing those laws would take notice.

You’d think someone who really cares about women would be able to take an objective view of this data and consider it as an appeal to our collective conscience. You’d think someone who parrots, “Trust Women!” would be consistent enough to also trust mothers who are raising teens. When the state comes between teens and their parents, it just follows that the adolescents will not be as close to their parents as they ought to be.

This only affirms what we already know. Parents of teen girls can be trusted – should be trusted for the psychological benefit of a daughter in crisis. The abortion advocate community doesn’t seem as concerned about young women, though, as they are about politics and agendas. They instead say that people just want to make it harder for teens to have abortions, and that teens have a “fear of abuse” from unrelenting parents. Oh, and they’ll say something about how correlation doesn’t equal causation, revealing that they either are ignorant of analytical methods or, even worse, knowledgeable of them but dishonest when the results don’t fit their predetermined conclusions. Some will even say that teen women should be trusted to make their own decisions even when the decision for these desperate young women is to end their own lives. Of course, we all know why Planned Parenthood doesn’t want the parents involved. Ac$e$$ to abortion.

So I have a little hypothesis of my own. I predict (but would love to be proven wrong) that not a single abortion advocate will come forward and honestly reassess parental consent laws even though there is no body of data to support their premise. Could they admit that maybe, just maybe, the default condition is not that most parents of teens are abusive. Imagine!

If they trust women, why can’t they trust mothers and fathers? Where does this automatic distrust of parents come from anyway? Perhaps there’s a cost associated with believing that a mother has the right to kill her own child in the womb, and that cost is faith in people to love their children unconditionally at any point in life, even during difficult times.

H/T:  Michael J. New at National Review

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  • Informed sexual consent, legal maturity, begins at emancipation, like voting, driving a car and signing any kind of contract. All persons’ unalienable, endowed civil rights are held in trust for them by God, by their parents and finally by the state, in this order. A minor person becomes a ward of the court if their parents neglect or abuse their civil, unalienable rights. The court acts “in loco parentis” in the best interest of the child. A minor child, without legal informed sexual consent to give becomes pregnant. Because of her pregnancy, the court declares that the legally minor, un-emancipated pregnant child to be emancipated by the very proof that the child is a minor and incapable of making legal decisions for herself, or of giving informed sexual consent, or valid consent to any surgical operation. The court overrides any parental notification by legally kidnapping a minor child by making the minor, pregnant child a ward of the court by declaring the child emancipated by the fact of her pregnancy without proper notification of the child’s parents, who have a naturally vested legal interest in the child. The court does this to a child who may be pregnant and does so to abort the child’s parents’ grandchild.
    Overriding naturally vested parental rights entrusted to parents innocent of any proved wrongdoing is contrary to American jurisprudence and constitutes legal kidnapping by the state, false imprisonment and restraint.

  • A great post.

    “Where does this automatic distrust of parents come from anyway?”

    I think maybe distrust of parents comes along with the strengthening of the “youth culture”. Maybe some of it comes from whole gnerations going to public schools and getting together with their peer posses. When they were educated at home things were a bit different and maybe mom and dad ‘s opinion had a stronger influence.

    Charles is in charge. Two year olds are in charge.
    The two First Children of the POTUS are in charge. What do you decide about gay marriage girls? Ok.

    Children are a target market; recognized at economic deciders in families. TV and movies are more and more juvenile because that is who the customers are.

  • To be fair, there are some appalling parents out there, and many girls who have abortions got into trouble in the first place because they didn’t have trustworthy parents. But.

    But for the pure and simple public health and safety of minors, parental consent needs to be secured for any kind of serious medical event, much less for abortion. If I were pro-choice, I’d want parents to at least have as much control over abortion as over teeth cleaning.

  • I think parents who prove that they can be trusted have children who trust them. I’ve seen people with open and loving relationships and it comes from parents willing to listen instead of lecturing. If you want that kind of relationship with your child that they will come to you, you need to be the kind of person that someone would want to go to for advice. Anyone, not just your child. If you have proven yourself to be judgmental, you cannot blame a child for not going to you for advice, or with their problems. after all, would YOU go to a friend with your problems if you knew rather than listen to you they were going to force their values on you rather than take yours into account?

Live Action Shows US The Real War on Women

Wednesday, May 30, AD 2012

 

 

Hattip to Ed Morrissey at Hot Air.  The intrepid Lila Rose and her colleagues at Live Action expose the real war on women waged by Planned Parenthood, I have designated that organization as Worse Than Murder Inc., in regard to sex selection abortions:

AUSTIN, May 29 – Today, Live Action released a new undercover video showing a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Austin, TX encouraging a woman to obtain a late-term abortion because she was purportedly carrying a girl and wanted to have a boy. The video is first in a new series titled “Gendercide: Sex-Selection in America,” exposing the practice of sex-selective abortion in the United States and how Planned Parenthood and the rest of the abortion industry facilitate the selective elimination of baby girls in the womb.

“I see that you’re saying that you want to terminate if it’s a girl, so are you just wanting to continue the pregnancy in the meantime?” a counselor named “Rebecca” offers the woman, who is purportedly still in her first trimester and cannot be certain about the gender. “The abortion covers you up until 23 weeks,” explains Rebecca, “and usually at 5 months is usually (sic) when they detect, you know, whether or not it’s a boy or a girl.” Doctors agree that the later in term a doctor performs an abortion, the greater the risk of complications.

The Planned Parenthood staffer suggests that the woman get on Medicaid in order to pay for an ultrasound to determine the gender of her baby, even though she plans to use the knowledge for an elective abortion. She also tells the woman to “just continue and try again” for the desired gender after aborting a girl, and adds, “Good luck, and I hope that you do get your boy.”

“The search-and-destroy targeting of baby girls through prenatal testing and abortion is a pandemic that is spreading across the globe,” notes Lila Rose, founder and president of Live Action. “Research proves that sex-selective abortion has now come to America. The abortion industry, led by Planned Parenthood, is a willing participant.”

Six studies in the past four years indicate that there are thousands of “missing girls” in the U.S., many from sex-selective abortion. The U.K., India, Australia, and other countries ban sex-selective abortion, but the U.S., save for three states, does not. On Wednesday, Congress will debate the Prenatal Non-Discrimination Act (PRENDA), which would ban sex-selective abortions nationally.

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Obama Shout Out to Worse Than Murder, Inc

Wednesday, March 28, AD 2012

The most pro-abortion President in our nation’s history salutes Planned Parenthood aka Worse Than Murder, Inc.  Somehow he manages to do this without uttering the A word, but all Planned Parenthood supporters know that when it comes to the sacred right to kill their offspring, Obama will always have their back.  Any pro-lifer who does not think that giving this man his walking papers is priority number one this year, take a good, long, hard look at this video.

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  • God gave a certain response to King Manasseh for similar crimes, and as a result, the King found himself in an Assyrian dungeon for 12 years. God does not change. Obama may find that out the hard way. Being led away into captivity by a ring through his nose is how God dealt with King Manasseh.

  • federal adj. – Of, pertaining to, or designating a form of government in which a union of states recognizes the sovereignity of a central authority while retaining certain residual powers of government.

    federal adj. – Of, constituting, or characterized by a form of government in which sovereign power is divided between a central authority and a number of constituent political units.

    federal adj. – Of or pertaining to the central government of a federation as distinct from the governments of its member units.

    government n. – The management or administration of an organization, business, or institution.

    Will there ever be a published budget v spending or expense request reports? Maybe after the line item bailout, lending, and foreign aid, and entitlement reports … Does the Executive Branch have a fiscal year?

    In other words, is he campaigning with the PP people who also have a vested interest in the private lives of citizens and is this really the business of the president?

  • Did Obama just blame the Republicans in Congress for threatening to shut down the government over Planned Parenthood funding?

  • If Pres. Obama is concerned about women’s health he would ban the hormones AKA BCP, as it is a well known fact that 1. BCPs can stimulated breast ca, and endometrial ca as well as increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis.
    It is also fact that 2. Planned Parenthood does not provide breast ca. screening.
    It is also fact that 3. almost every primary clinic in the USA provides screening for endometrial cancer…this is not something PPH has a monopoly on.

    We citizens are not asking to close PPH, but to STOP our HARD EARNED tax money from going toward this organization that promotes the killing of infants in the womb of a mother and the doling out of the toxic drug that can be harmful to women. ie BCP.

    Dr. Byrne

  • Here’s some facts President Obama :
    – You and Harry Reid said you would shut down the government before you would defund Planned Parenthood
    – Pregnancy is not a disease
    – Abortion is Not Healthcare
    – Killing an unborn child is not part of “women’s reproductive health”……that’s murder
    – There is no problem and never was for women to get contraceptives (cheaply) in the USA if that is what they choose
    – Contraceptives and abortion are links to breast cancer (though you and PP deny it)
    – The contraceptive Pill is classified as a carcinogen and is an abortifacient in some cases
    – Letting a baby who survives an abortion die in a utility room with no medical care is Infanticide (which you support)
    – Abortion does not solve a problem for a woman…it only leads to more problems both medical and emotional
    – Republicans do NOT want to deny women healthcare…….that’s a lie!
    – You are denying religious liberty (especially to the Catholic Church) and conscience rights to promote your agenda of contraceptives, sterilization, abortifacients and abortion through your HHS mandate and ObamaCare!

    Wake Up America!!!

  • I find his thinking incomprehensible that he really believes what he was told by PP or his advisors. Is there no one who can change his thinking? I know some bishops have tired. I wonder what has caused him to be so firmly set in his thinking that he obstinately refuses to understand all the issues. I wonder what motivates him. Maybe unconsciously he wishes he was never born.

  • “For this people’s heart has grown dull, and their ears are heavy of hearing, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should perceive with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and turn for me to heal them.'” Matthew 13:15

    “…..21* for although they knew God they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking and their senseless minds were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23* and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man or birds or animals or reptiles…..28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a base mind and to improper conduct. 29 They were filled with all manner of wickedness, evil, covetousness, malice. Full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malignity, they are gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. 32 Though they know God’s decree that those who do such things deserve to die, they not only do them but approve those who practice them.” Romans 1:21-23, 28-32

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  • “I wonder what has caused him to be so firmly set in his thinking that he obstinately refuses to understand all the issues. I wonder what motivates him. Maybe unconsciously he wishes he was never born.”

    Thank you, Father Henry for these words. I have said time without number that Obama is EVIL. He is the High Priest of Satan. Just look at him talking in that strip. It gives me the shivers. May God step in and ensure this man is not re-elected in your country. Because, if he is, the entire world will suffer greviously, beginning with my own country – his father’s Motherland – where the Planned Parenthood introduced the “Culture of Death” Clauses into our new Constitution.

  • The commerce laws are written to regulate free enterprise. Government does not have authentic authority to institute free enterprise as this would be competing with the taxpayers and citizens. Obamacare pits citizen and taxpayer against citizen and taxpayer. Two thirds of the states must ratify any changes in constitutional law. The human being’s soul is created in perfect moral and legal innocence, the standard of Justice for our nation and the compelling interest of the state to defend and protect our lives, our virginity and our innocence. Roe v. Wade redefined the human being as having no rational, immortal soul, therefore no free will, no personhood, no unalienable rights, no life, no virginity, no innocence, and therefore, no JUSTICE. It seems that Roe v. Wade just redefined Obama.

Obama’s Latest Fig Leaf is Not Acceptable

Friday, February 10, AD 2012

Update III:  The USCCB Pro-Life Director Richard Doerflinger and Congressman Chris Smith of New Jersey agree with me that this “accommodation” or “compromise” is unacceptable.  Sadly Sr. Keehan of the the Catholic Health Associate found this “satisfactory”.  It looks like Obama will be happy that Sr. Keehan is on board.  Of course, Planned Parenthood and Sr. Keehan agree.

Update II:  Rumor confirmed.  Insurance, that Religious Institutions pay into, will provide contraception, ie, it is still a violation of the First Amendment.

Update I: Rumor is that “Hawaii” compromise will be offered, but the bishops have already rejected this.  So basically it’s a poor attempt at stalling and not really offering a solution.

The buzz this morning is that Obama is “caving in” to the pressure and will announce a “compromise” today at 12:15pm Eastern.

The news reports are saying that Religious Organizations won’t have to offer birth control, only the insurance companies that these Religious Organizations provide will offer birth control.

Yeah, that’s the compromise.

If these reports are true, this is dead on arrival.  Changing the meaning of the words won’t do it.

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  • It’s George Orwell’s 1984, except the date should be 2012.

  • …only the insurance companies that these Religious Organizations provide will offer birth control…

    And who pays premiums into the insurance pool? The Religious Organizations and in most cases, their employees. This is no compromise; it’s word-smithing.

  • Exactly Big Tex.

    I wish I were more eloquent and prescient as you were, but I wanted to get this out and digested before Obama did another Pravda Announcement.

  • Next, he’ll offer 30 pieces of silver, the price of a man.

    I’m insulted.

    He must think we are as stupid as he.

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  • Politics at its worst. This administration is not caving in on anything. They are mandating and telling the insurance companies what product to sell and at what price to sell. Unconstitutional.

  • He’s on the run.

    Don’t accept the first.

    Counter with: “Resign tyrant.”

  • Let’s pretend that birth control is a health issue (hahahah, sorry — I’ll stop laughing now). Since when is the President qualified to ORDER medical treatments? Did he go to medical school or something?

  • Lord have mercy. Has Sr. Keehan have no shame? No conscience? Her bishop should have a friendly chat with her, remind her that part of the reason the Church and the entire country is in this mess is in part her doing, and then politely ask her to keep her mouth shut.

  • Unfortunately it may be that Sr. Keehan has no problem with contraception, sterilization etc.

  • She also has no problem in wearing anything but a habit.

  • HHS was The Institute of Medical Services idea. BO and KS said so.
    The change in payment was recommended by some Insurance Business Institute.
    One, quick little mention of ‘religious liberty’ being intact, so there you guys who are complaining so much.

    Contraception was the whole focus of what HHS means to USA, no mention of the laundry list of other ‘care’.

    Contraception is good for preventing women’s health problems. What about all the studies of causes for women’s cancer? Women, not girls, what happened to the 11 year olds that were going to be ‘cared’ for? Not PC for a noonday speech for Catholic listeners. Ugh. More questions than answers from he who was paid by a Catholic org. to do work.

    Contraception is the lowest common denominator of appeal for those who would trash Church teaching before letting go of complacency.

    No apology for using the word Mandate in olden times like yesterday. Now, it’s all about being the bearer of ‘good’ compromise for all concerned, especially those who want contraception. Politics, pandering to voters, and shutting up the Church.

  • I think Sr. Keehan has no idea how insurance works.

  • from he who was paid by a Catholic org. to do work.
    He said so.

  • Too busy today to do anything right now except to note that this is no compromise and anyone who thinks it is is either a fool or a knave. Obama truly does have nothing but contempt for those outside of his ideological bubble.

  • Who is this Senior Keehan?

  • Obama went out of his way to say that he supports freedom of religion, pointing out that one of his stints as a community organizer in Chicago was funded by a Catholic group.

    Gag me with a spoon. I wonder which Catholic group funded his community organizing. I wonder further if those funds made their way through the CSA.

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/obama-announce-accommodation-religious-groups-contraceptive-rule-enough-170500694.html

  • There can be no compromise with evil.

    I would hold out for his resignation. That’s me.

  • Another great takedown of this duplicitous “compromise” over at Vox Nova.

  • Haha Paul. I’ll comment on that later. I’ll let others read the takedown first.

  • “Sister” Keehan is a traitor. If she approves of this, then it is not to be trusted. The road of compromise is never ending! Don’t take it. Time for Catholics willing to suffer persecution to stand up and be counted. If Obama wins this, it’s all over for Faith and freedom. Wake up America!
    Immaculate Conception pray for us.

  • I’ll update my post with that link, Paul. Good catch.

  • If the bishops will not or cannot make (Sr.) Keehan behave then hopefully the vatican will discipline her and her order. She is a disgrace to American nuns who are pro-life. In effect, she is giving comfort to the enemy and she needs to be stopped!!!

  • I clicked on the link thinking someone at Vox Nova had actually written something critical of Pharaoh Obama’s “compromise.” It seems most there are content to retreat into philosophical condemnations of American Democracy and other acts of mental onanism.

    I suspect MM is waiting for the Dem talking points.

  • Phillip:

    Kudos. I am afflicted with violent nausea by ravings of lunatics that believe in a vast array of dumb and illogical rubbish.

    Apparently, that pack of catholic Commies (adherents of the gospel of Mao) believe the destruction of the evil, unjust private sector justifies both the damnation of souls and the denial of basic human rights, i.e., religious liberty.

    Seems, they have bought into the tyrant’s alibi: the “welfare of humanity justifies enslaving humanity.”

    You are too kind and genteel. I would have waxed sort of alliterative: “acts of mental masturbation.”

  • The vn are not compromising with evil. They are evil.

  • There aren’t enough exorcists — are there?

  • I was going to rebuke T Shaw for going a bit too far, but he’s really not far afield. To rationalize this decision in such a way is just astounding. There really is no road low enough for these folks at VN. That said, I have to agree with Tony on one thing.

    Think of Romney attacking Obama when he did the same thing in Massachusetts!

    Well, at least that one was non-demented sentence in the rant.

  • How did Sr. Keenan get quoted? I understood this article was about what Catholics thought?
    Dan Malone

  • May God Change Sr. Keehan’s heart. We all should pray she converts and repents. She is truly a lost soul directing others to HELL.

  • The Catholic Church will never obey this mandate, not if all the powers of Hell were to shove it down our throats. I know that moral doctrine may seem a strange and ancient thing to your administration Mr President, but understand that as Catholics, we are required to disobey unjust law. Commanded. It is our duty. Do you understand the gravity of the ultimatum you’ve made? You have placed the faithful Catholic in a position in which he must choose between obeying your mandate and obeying God. To comply with the HHS mandate will be considered a sin. Regardless of how you view your actions, do not so easily ignore how the Church views your actions — as attacking her flock. Force the mandate on faithful institutions, and faithful institutions will shut down their services. Force it on our hospitals, our universities, our schools, and our convents and we will bear the consequences of looking you, Sibelius and all the rest in the eyes and saying “No.” As it turns out, the Church doesn’t give a damn what you think — She never has cared for the powers of the world — and will resist you with all Her might. To be briefer still, and to say what those bound by politics cannot: Bring it.

  • Me and my wife have been trying to have a child for over a year and we are seeing a fertility doctor who is putting my wife on birth control for one month to regulate her cycle (i.e., as part of a plan aimed at treatments during the following month). I don’t think this is a sin and I don’t see any problem with the Catholic Church providing those contraceptives if I worked for them. I don’t see the catch-22 Nancy describes because it seems the sin only occurs when contraceptives are used to prevent a pregnancy. Although contraceptives can be used in a sinful way, so can other health-related drugs, medical devices, or equipment. The most obvious examples are the use of many prescription drugs to commit suicide or to be abused. In the case of these other drugs, the Church doesn’t eliminate the drugs from their health plan but instead provides them and expects Catholics to follow its teachings and not use the drugs in the commission of a sin. Why are contraceptives different? They have a number of non-sinful uses, including use by non-Catholic employees or to regulate menstruation (i.e., in someone who is not having sex). I don’t see why providing these drugs would be any more a sin than providing Oxycontin or morphine. Would it be a sin for the Church to provide baseball bats because they could be used to commit a murder?