Saturday, August 30, 2008

One Woman's Regret After Having Fallen for "Choice"

Dominique at An Unlikely Perspective 2 has shared a touching post about how she bought into the lie about abortion being a "choice". She expresses some of the pain (physical and emotional) that this "choice" caused her. I encourage everyone to read it.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Vice-Presidential Hopeful Palin

I like Gov. Palin. She is pro-life, against "homosexual marriage", a life-time member of the NRA (which I assume means that she is way more pro-gun than McCain the gun grabber), and she is for drilling in ANWR. If she were running for President, I would vote for her. But alas, she is only running for VP with a man that I cannot vote for. I truly hope that this campaign doesn't hurt her political career. I would love to see her again in 2012 in some capacity.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

The New GOP Platform

I was reading this AP article about the new GOP platform and was struck by how often it seems at odds with McCain. Here are some quotes from the article.

In its platform debate, the party stuck to its call for a constitutional amendment banning abortion despite McCain's opposition, and toughened already uncompromising language on the issue.

Nothing written into the platform will tie McCain's hands in the campaign and it was questionable whether he'd pay much attention to it. Presidential candidates often don't. (So I'm thinking, "Then what is the point of a platform if the candidate isn't standing on it?)

The 112-member platform committee approved planks on the economy and social issues, after strengthening statements in favor of gun and property rights and the swift deportation of illegal immigrants convicted of gang crimes. (Why only swift deportation of immigrants convicted of gang crimes?)

The platform draft also urges a constitutional ban gay marriage, which McCain does not support.
(Again, what is the use of a platform the candidate doesn't support?)

It would put the party on record as accepting that economic activity contributes to global warming, in line with McCain's views.

But the platform is loaded with caveats about the uncertainty of science and the need to "resist no-growth radicalism" in taking on climate change.

It warns that empowering Washington on the matter would have painful consequences, hardly a rousing endorsement of McCain's ambitious plan for mandatory federal emission cuts in a cap and trade program.

(This section seems about as vague as a typical politician. I imagine it will just make both sides of the debate mad.)

If the Republicans had a candidate for President that actually stood on the platform, I would vote for him. As it is, I don't intend to vote for McCain. There are also some planks still being hashed out (at the publishing of the article). Those included global warming, embryonic stem cells, and having English as the official language. I am most interested to see the outcome of the embryonic stem cell plank. Will it acquiesce to McCain or will it take a stand for life?

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Change Woman's Mind About Abortion, Go to Jail

There is a dreadful law being considered by Great Britain's Parliament. Here is a quote from the LifeSiteNews story.

Under a proposed amendment to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill, those groups advertising services to pregnant women who provide "false information" or even information that is "factually correct" that convinces a woman to change her mind about abortion, will have committed an offense.

An offense will have been committed if the information given "causes or is likely to cause the average pregnant woman to take a decision in relation to the termination of her pregnancy she would not have taken otherwise."

If this passes in GB, expect it to be tried here at some point. Especially if Obama is President and the Democrats hold a majority in the House and Senate.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A Happy Olympic Story

This story didn't make the MSM as far as I know, but I really liked it. It is about a runner (Tasha Danvers-Smith) from Great Britain who found out that she was pregnant before the Athens games in 2004. The media pressed her to have an abortion. Instead she and her husband/coach decided to keep the baby and forgo the Olympics in Athens. This year in Beijing she won a bronze medal in the 400 meter hurdles. To read the whole story go to LifeSiteNews.

Monday, August 25, 2008


OneMom posted this YouTube video of Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama saying that they aren't sure when a baby has rights (and/or life begins). Then Nancy Pelosi goes so far as to say these questions are irrelevant to a woman's right to choose.