Thursday, August 10, 2006

Genetic Outlaw

An excelent post over at DarwinCatholic discusses an article in Business Week.

This study was offered to quantify the cost of banning "second trimester elective terminations for prenatally diagnosed abnormalities." Imagine the public outrage that would greet the publication of a study calculating the cost of not terminating pregnancies if it were broken down into a category such as family income. Although most of our civil rights laws now include "disability" in the litany of prohibited bases for discrimination—along with race, gender, and ethnic origin—our enlightened liberal commitment to diversity appears to go only so far. While we are willing to mandate accommodation to make jobs or public transportation accessible to a person with spina bifida, the social cost of accommodating her birth is increasingly being seen as exceeding her worth.


Monday, August 07, 2006

Absolutely Disgusting

The Daily Mail writes of "A barbaric kind of beauty", and we really shouldn't be surprised. This the next step in the disregard for human life in the service of vanity.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Rise and Talk

An article from the BBC tells of how a pill 'reverses' vegetative state. This is interesting in light of Terri Schiavo's demise.

I don't know much about it other than what the article says, but it sounds to me like an incredible breakthrough.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Laughable Opposition

I hadn't planned on posting again, but I just had to point you to this article. I haven't read the whole thing, but the very first paragraph made me laugh out loud.
Defenders of women’s rights to reproductive health care options have long been aware of the far right’s opposition to women’s reproductive freedom. A major problem in recent years has been a growing number of so-called pro-life feminists who use increasingly persuasive moral arguments to gain support for the restriction of women’s access to reproductive health care and control over their bodies.

The fact that the arguments are increasingly presuasive is being spun as a bad thing. People supporting abortion admit that a pro-life argument is persuasive and becoming more so. How dare those pro-lifers use a persuasive argument!

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Shock and Awe!

It has been a looooong time since I've posted on this site. I tried to come back to it twice and found myself simply too busy.

I'm back for a quick message to any readers out there...

I'm a father! My wife took a pregnancy test last night and we feel like our lives have been turned upside down!

Friday, July 08, 2005

Using Your Brain

Why, oh WHY isn't Steve Sailer more popular!? Follow his links too.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Abortion is Murder

The Washington Post has an article on the new Pope's latest book:
In one section of the book, the Pope asks rhetorically why the Church should not accept that abortion is legal in many countries.

"Why don't we resign ourselves to the fact that we lost that battle and dedicate our energies instead to projects where we can find greater social consensus?" he writes.

Because this, he says, would be a superficial and hypocritical solution.

"Recognizing the sacred nature of human life and its inviolability without any exceptions is not a small problem or something that can be considered part of the pluralism of opinions in modern society," he writes.

"There is no such thing as 'small murders'. Respect for every single life is an essential condition for anything worthy of being called social life."

This is Abortion

I have to leave a follow-up to my previous post. There is a video at Abort73 that is not for the faint of heart.

I have seen images before of aborted fetuses, but never have I seen them in action. This video shows how grotesque and spineless we are for allowing abortion in our society. The footage is gruesome and powerful.

It brought me to tears. That hasn't happened for me on this subject that I can recall. I've been disgusted, I've been horrified, but it has not moved me to tears until now.

If you do go to watch the video, I should warn you; I was also nauseous. I sat in front of my monitor with my eyes closed for most of it.

What I think was acceptable about the way the images were used is that they were shown slowly after the video gave you plenty of warning. This is unlike many users of abortion photos who seem to prefer to use an "in your face" approach which seems to me to be disrespectful of the dead.

I must say though, that these photos have always made me wonder: who takes the pictures?

It seemed evident to me that it wasn't someone who was pro-life because surely he or she would have more respect for the bodies of the deceased than to manipulate them for the camera. But on the other hand, why would anyone who supports abortion take these photos?

Well, the end of the video tells me that it is The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform who took the pictures.

At one point, the video uses an obvious but nonetheless poignant framing of the phrase "In God We Trust" with two severed hands. It gets the point across, but I couldn't help but think that this was a grossly disrepectful way to manipulate the victim of abortion by using his or her body as a prop for politcal propaganda. That is, afterall, a human being.

Finally, the last clip of the video is something I have never witnessed. I don't know how old the baby was, but comparing it to a dime wouldn't do. It was too big to fit in a human hand.

This happens every day, multiple times without failure.


Thanks to Naaman for pointing out Abort73. The site is well done, and its nice to see some effort on the side of graphic design from a pro-life advocate. It matters.

Moms and Society

I don't understand why, but some people don't like breastfeeding, neither seeing it nor hearing about it. Alas, a blog has a good post on Why YOU Should Unconditionally Support Breastfeeding!