Ahead of Tuesday’s vote in Kansas on a constitutional amendment on abortion, polling showed the pro-life side ahead. So it was stunning to see the pro-life amendment defeated by a margin of 59-41 in a solidly red state. What happened?
Several things. The convoluted wording of the amendment itself combined with complicated messaging from both sides ended up yielding a status quo result and a lesson going forward.
RT Magazine conducted an analysis of the cases reported to CDC’s voluntary Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), on reactions among babies and toddlers up to 3 years old who received mRNA COVID-19 injections. The study revealed that at least 58 cases were reported of severe and life-threatening adverse events/ injuries. This information is in conflict with the FDA’s briefing document that claimed that the majority of adverse events in Pfizers’ clinical trial were non-serious. The VAERS reports were incomplete as it was unclear if the babies survived. It is also unclear whether they were part of the clinical trials. Continue reading →
I knew, from the moment that internal memo from the SCOTUS was leaked, that they were going to overturn Roe v Wade. I also knew that the leaking of that memo was not accidental; it was designed to do exactly what it did; get people worked up over it before it even happened. Nothing in politics/government happens without a reason; it happens either to further a political agenda or to distract people from something else that is going on; but it is never just an accident.
From the protests outside the Supreme Court to the timelines on Facebook, the decision to overturn the Roe decision has had the desired effect; people are busy taking sides, arguing their positions; often without even knowing, or discussing, what actually happened. Continue reading →
Yeah, that’s a rather blunt headline, right? It’s something that we’ve known for decades. It’s why this issue is intense, emotional, and loaded with nuance. With the Dobbs decision, the Supreme Court wiped out Roe v. Wade yesterday. It did not ban abortion nationwide. Abortion is not illegal. The Court did what it should have done with this issue eons ago – return it to the legislative process. There is nothing in the Constitution about abortion. There is no constitutional right to an abortion – that’s left-wing propaganda. Continue reading →
This piece should be written in blood, tears, and brimstone rather than type.
A hideous event took place recently – not in some faraway totalitarian hellhole – but right here at home in our nation’s capital, Jonathan Von Maren reports in a recent article for American Conservative. Continue reading →
An aspiring ob-gyn’s views on abortion might determine what training she seeks out, which specialities she pursues, and where she chooses to live. In a post-Roe world, that self-sorting process would grow even more intense.
For a long time, Cara Buskmiller has known two things about herself: she wants to deliver babies, and she is called by her faith to a lifetime of virginity. Growing up in nineteen-nineties Dallas with six younger siblings, Buskmiller knew a little about pregnancy and birth, and was interested in medicine. But she truly decided on obstetrics in the seventh grade, after touring an ob-gyn’s office with her Girl Scout troop. She saw posters promoting contraception on every wall – something her parents, devout Catholics, had taught her was wrong – and she thought, Oh, my gosh, I have to become an OB to combat this! Continue reading →
The First Church of Eradicated Infants, Bishop Chuck Schumer presiding, aka the Democratic Party, has deemed that the national right to dispense with unborn infants must now be made into a national sacrament to be perpetuated on all and observed by all. Continue reading →
Thank you. I am 25 weeks pregnant and this video made me feel absolutely grateful for the life that is growing inside of me. We all forget how amazing we are sometimes. This video is a wonderful reminder of just how special and miraculous life is. Beyond comprehension. Thank you. ~ Teresa Sydorko
Can we as a society reduce the “need” for abortion?
What might have to occur in the U.S. to reach a point in which abortion would not be “needed” in the framework in which it’s currently available and so profitable today? The arguments have been presented before the Supreme Court. Conservatives are hoping, praying, and working toward overturning Roe v. Wade, which impacts the availability of abortion on demand in America. But from a broader cultural standpoint, how would it be that abortion just wasn’t needed, regardless of the availability? Continue reading →
Some days events just make one want to turn their television and computer off forever and just go out on the back forty to enjoy the sunshine. December 1st was one of those days, but I forced myself to listen to the audio of the final arguments on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
It turned my stomach to hear Justice Sonia Sotomayor speaking of the “stench” she believes any challenge to abortion places on the legitimacy of the Court, as she asked: “Will this institution survive the stench that this creates in the public perception that the Constitution and its reading are just political acts?”
Hell. What was Roe v. Wade, other than a political act that created a right that doesn’t exist, as they pulled it from their own dark imagination? And that’s me being nice.
Sotomayor is a poster child for the very politics she protests. Every ruling she has made, from her earliest days as a federal judge in 1991 sitting on the bench of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, has been nothing less than the application of the Leftist politics of the day to the Court’s rulings. If there’s a stench, she should sniff her own robes. ~ J.O.S. Continue reading →
Lawyers and Justices on both sides—with the possible exception of John Roberts—appeared to be past pretending that the Mississippi case is about anything less.
Protesters demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, which on Tuesday heard oral arguments on a case pertaining to a Mississippi abortion law. Photograph by Chip Somodevilla / Getty
During the Supreme Court oral arguments on Tuesday in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, involving a Mississippi ban on most abortions after fifteen weeks, Justice Brett Kavanaugh began to rhapsodize about the history-making power the Court has. He began listing major cases—“there’s a string of them”—that, he said, had overturned earlier precedents: Brown v. Board of Education; Baker v. Carr; West Coast Hotel v. Parrish; Miranda v. Arizona, Lawrence v. Texas; Mapp v. Ohio; Gideon v. Wainwright; Obergefell v. Hodges. “And I could go on, and those are some of the most consequential and important in the Court’s history,” he said. If the Court, in the Dobbs case, thinks “that the prior precedents are seriously wrong,” can’t it pursue “the right answer” instead? If it never overturned precedents, he said, “the country would be a much different place.” Continue reading →
We are passing an important landmark for abortions in this country since Harry Blackmun helped determine that fetuses had no rights. Sixty two million fetuses have had their tenure in this life terminated since he wrote Roe vs. Wade.
For everyone’s review here is a brief list with descriptions of the major techniques that are used.
First is the suction aspiration, or “vacuum curettage. A suction tube with a sharp cutting edge is inserted into the uterus through the dilated cervix. The suction dismembers the body of the developing baby and tears the placenta from the wall of the uterus, sucking blood, amniotic fluid, placental tissue, and fetal parts into a collection bottle for disposal. Continue reading →
Revelations about the use of fetal tissue for research and experimentation is quite troubling.
According to documents obtained from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services by Judicial Watch and The Center for Medical Progress (CMP), at least $2.7 million in taxpayer funds were spent beginning in 2015 on the University of Pittsburgh’s efforts to become a “Tissue Hub” for human fetal tissue ranging from six to 42 weeks gestation. Continue reading →
The measure bans abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy. And it effectively deputizes ordinary citizens to sue people involved in the process.
Anti-abortion protesters stand near the gate of the Texas State Capitol after Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill outlawing abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected in May in Austin, Texas.Credit…Sergio Flores/Getty Images
People across the country may soon be able to sue abortion clinics, doctors and anyone helping a woman get an abortion in Texas, under a new state law that contains a legal innovation with broad implications for the American court system.
The provision passed the State Legislature as part of a bill that bans abortion after a doctor detects a fetal heartbeat, usually at about six weeks of pregnancy. Many states have passed such bans, but the law in Texas is different… Continue reading →
It is the central question in the abortion debate: when does life begin?
Science teaches without reservation that life begins at fertilization (conception). It is a scientific fact that an organism exists after fertilization that did not exist before. This new organism has its own DNA distinct from the mother and father, meaning that it is a unique person. As the embryo grows, it develops a heartbeat (22 days after fertilization), its own circulatory system, and its own organs. From fertilization, it is a new organism that is alive and will continue to grow and develop as long as nutrition is provided and its life is not ended through violence or illness.
Abortion far outstripped coronavirus as the leading cause of death in 2020
While Americans remain focused on the mounting death toll precipitated by the coronavirus pandemic, the 1.8 million worldwide deaths caused by it in 2020 pale in comparison to the leading cause of death last year. As the statistic-compiling Worldometer website reveals, a record-setting 42.7 million pre-born babies were aborted over the same time period. Continue reading →
The development of human life begins with the sexual intercourse of a human male and female, of child bearing age, roughly from the age of about 13 to 50. There have been some exceptions with the test tube babies, artificial inseminations and, at least, one, challenged, incident about 2020 years ago.
For the woman’s part, the intercourse is either voluntary or involuntary. If it was involuntary it was rape. If not, then it was voluntary and pregnancy was a foreseeable possible result. That was the choice the two of them made & they are responsible for the consequences. To maintain otherwise is akin to saying that the death of someone from an MVA is not a foreseeable possibility when one drives while drunk. To deny responsibility is to deny human autonomy and dignity! Continue reading →