Of all the diabolically clever moves the anti-choice lobby has ever pulled, surely one of the greatest has been its consistent co-opting of the word “life.” Life! Who wants to argue with that? Who wants be on the side of … not-life? That’s why the language of those who support abortion has for so long been carefully couched in other terms. While opponents of abortion eagerly describe themselves as “pro-life,” the rest of us have had to scramble around with not nearly as big-ticket words like “choice” and “reproductive freedom.” The “life”
"Yet a fetus can be a human life without having the same rights as the woman in whose body it resides. She’s the boss. Her life and what is right for her circumstances and her health should automatically trump the rights of the non-autonomous entity inside of her. Always."
Very interesting. Sounds a bit like slavery to me. Isn´t that how the argument went? I´m the master because I´m superior, and therefore my rights trump those of my slaves, always? Up to and including killing them as it suits me?
I couldn´t believe her article. I know I will have a tough time at the pearly gates explaining my sins, but I can´t imagine what she will go thru. How can she say life begins at conception but that she has no problem killing that life just because it is in her body? How can she be that cavalier about killing a baby? Shocking is not nearly the right word.
An organism has unique human DNA and has the required faculties to live and grow. In every way this organism passes the test for "life". And these clowns are late to the party: *OF* *COURSE* YOU´RE ENDING A LIFE WHEN YOU HAVE AN ABORTION!
Yes, by all means, let´s change the dialogue and admit that a pregnancy involves a real life. So what, she says? It´s the mother´s choice what happens to the baby (It really is a baby, isn´t it?) But why stop in the womb? That mother should also have the right to ´terminate´ the life of that baby no matter how old it is. What´s the difference? In the womb or out of the womb, it´s a mother´s choice. Baby killers disgust me.
Yes we kill people and sometimes innocent people in course of war, law and order actions. But there is a difference. Never is the individual who benefits from it allowed to take that decision by himself. If a Guardsman at say Kent State had opened fire without on orders on someone he spotted in the crowd and had reason to hate. He would be guilty of MURDER. Thats what the issue is. Society has and will always have an eminent interest. Liberals cannot wriggle themselves away from that.
This was what Romney´s "War on Women" was about.The Democrats were allowed to declare that they were pro aborts without having to come out and stating this plainly. The GOP either did not understand this or were afraid to stand for life.
A creepy monster struggles to define a way that pretends she isn´t a monster. One of those ignorant loud mouths who try and bully their way through life. Some day, some way, there will be an accounting and she will have no real defense.
If you can´t understand the difference between a seriously injured accident victim who is dying and an 8 month old fetus who is about to have his brains sucked out of his head and then have his skull crushed you shouldn´t be writing columns about the meaning of life and death. I know it´s a long sentence but she really is - well, you know.
As a real young guy forty years ago when legal abortions became a reality, I stupidly predicted medical science would soon create a world where unwanted pregnancies didn´t happen. I also predicted the "abortion era" would be looked back upon with horror. I´ve been hearing the tired "It´s her body" ever since, what a fool I´ve been...
Women like this have screwed up heads. A baby conceived of a one night stand..a hookup, no love involved..just plain lust of the moment..a baby conceived under those conditions is not worthy of life and love in their sick minds. They think they get a free pass for their loose behavior. The guy sure doesn´t respect her, she doesn´t respect herself, and she doesn´t respect the life within her. Disgusting.
Mary Elizabeth Williams is a ghoul of the worst sort. The poster child for "kill it before it grows!" abortion lovers.
If you read the comments, the poster named Ken is absolutely hysterical about any restrictions on abortion and any designation of "life" to a baby at any stage of gestation. That, there, is a guilty conscience in action.
A fetus is a human life, "It is a life worth ending." That woman could have written copy for Adolph Hitler. I do not say that for the shock value. She takes what is an obvious and outrageous idea and turns it into a wonderful benediction! The baby is a life worth ending. A human being worth killing! No small wonder this nation is in the mess it is in with people like her writing opinion pieces.
We are seeing firsthand in our generation, the Nazi mindset - some life is more valuable than others; just because it´s alive, doesn´t mean you shouldn´t/can´t kill it; etc. This is not a human being; she is a monster, ready to defend anyone who devours another life for any means. Imagine being one of her children! "Thanks, Mom, for having me and not okaying me to get sucked apart, limb by limb or burned alive by salt....Um, Mom? Do our roles reverse when you are in a nursing home or are no longer useful alive to me?"
There is one point that never seems to be discussed.How many choices did the woman have before pregnancy occurred?
It´s as if a fetus fell from the sky and the women became pregnant.Who talks about women being grown responsible adults who have many choices before they have to say something like:who cares if an abortion ends a life.
I wonder how she ever found out that the defenders of the babies even use the word "life"? The LIV lapdog media certainly never use the term "pro-life" when reporting on the topic. For them it´s always "anti-abortion rights", worded to sound as negative as possible toward pro-lifers ("anti-) and as positive as possible about their own side ("rights").
Remember the sweet little college girl who wanted free condoms, Sandra Fluke?
Well... the MSM lied to us, big time. She is a population control activist... Part of the Let´s Reduce the Population by 90% Crowd.
The President´s Global Development Council website has an article on how the Gates Foundation is buying up all the small dairies in Africa & India, so they can deliver sterilization thru the milk supply. Will they do it here? Who knows.
So, it´s taken forty years for the pro-aborts to finally face the fact that has been true all along. I think it is a good sign for us that one of them is giving up their 40-year obfuscating strategy. Now their argument seems to be, "Some babies need killing." I think that´s a tougher sell than our pitch.
Lets be honest, abortions to save the life of the mother are way less than 1%. Quite simply that is a red herring when in some locations 40% of pregnancies are terminated. Nor are death panels saving the lives of the heirs by terminating their parents or grandparents. And it is tranference on a grand scale accuse pro=lifers of choosing the terms of the debate when you have decided label pro=termination as pro-choice.
Washington, D.C.—Something quite unexpected happened just hours ago, in the dark of night, during a two-day layover in Washington, DC. My son and I are scheduled to take part in a seminar outside of Raleigh, North Carolina this weekend, so we combined our travels to include a side-trip to DC for a business meeting we had previously arranged. It was during this layover that something seemingly ripped from the pages of a spy novel took place. While I was in the middle of a perfectly good and well needed sleep in the very early hours of this morning,
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The Environmental Protection Agency acknowledged Tuesday that it released personal information on potentially thousands of farmers and ranchers to environmental groups, following concerns from congressional Republicans and agriculture groups that the release could endanger their safety. According to a document obtained by FoxNews.com, the EPA said “some of the personal information that could have been protected … was released." Though the EPA has already sent out the documents, the agency now says it has since redacted sensitive details and asked the environmental groups to “return the information.” But Sen. John Thune, who originally complained about the release,
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A presidential ethics panel has opened the door to testing an anthrax vaccine on children as young as infants, bringing an angry response from critics who say the children would be guinea pigs in a study that would never help them and might harm them. The report, however, released on Tuesday by the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, said researchers would have to overcome numerous hurdles before launching an anthrax-vaccine trial in children. It now goes to Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, who will decide whether to
New Pope Francis I is a conservative in the mold of his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI and Pope John Paul II. That’s especially true on the issue of abortion, which he called a “death sentence” for the unborn in 2007. “We aren’t in agreement with the death penalty,” he said during that speech, “but in Argentina we have the death penalty. A child conceived by the rape of a mentally ill or retarded woman can be condemned to death.” In his writings, Francis wrote, “we should commit ourselves to ‘eucharistic coherence,’ that is, we should be conscious that people cannot receive holy communion
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Colin Powell has admitted to exchanging ´very personal´ emails with a Romanian diplomat but denies having an affair with the much younger woman after a hacker threatened to release their intimate messages. The 76-year-old retired general told the Smoking Gun that he met Corina Cretu, 45, roughly 10 years ago when she was working as an assistant to the president of Romania. She is now a member of the European Parliament. ´After I left the Department of State in January 2005 we stayed in touch via email,´ he told TSG.
CNN has uncovered exclusive new information about what is allegedly happening at the CIA, in the wake of the deadly Benghazi terror attack. Four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, were killed in the assault by armed militants last September 11 in eastern Libya. Sources now tell CNN dozens of people working for the CIA were on the ground that night, and that the agency is going to great lengths to make sure whatever it was doing, remains a secret. CNN has learned the CIA is involved in what one source calls an unprecedented attempt to keep the spy
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In preparation for the release of Oscar-bait film The Butler, Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, and director Lee Daniels (Precious) sat down with Parade magazine. The film chronicles a butler (Whitaker) who works in the White House through seven administrations. Winfrey plays the butler’s wife. In the interview, Winfrey explained her sadness that so few Americans know about the history of the civil rights movement: “They don’t know diddly-squat. Diddly-squat.” She then said of the historic use of the n-word, “I always think of the millions of people who heard that as their last
American scientists claim the planet is undergoing one of the largest changes in climate in the past 65 million years. Climatologists at Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment have warned the likely rate of change over the next century will be at least 10 times quicker than any climate shift since the dinosaurs became extinct. If the trend continues at its current rapid pace, it will place significant stress on terrestrial ecosystems around the world, and many species will need to make behavioral, evolutionary or geographic adaptations to survive, they said.
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[Video] Ouch. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie turned down an offer by Sen. Rand Paul to join him for a beer and bury the hatchet in their ongoing -- and very public -- feud. "I´m running for re-election in New Jersey. I don´t really have time for that at the moment," Christie said in an interview on a local radio station. The New Jersey governor said if he finds himself in Washington, "I´ll certainly look him up." But he added: "I don´t suspect I´ll be there anytime soon. I´ve got work to do here."
Oprah Winfrey said Americans by and large know “diddly-squat” about the history of the civil rights movement. The talk show queen and media mogul made her comments during the promotion of her new film, “The Butler,” about a black man who serves in that capacity through seven administrations at the White House. “They don’t know diddly-squat,” she said in a recent interview with Parade magazine. “Diddly-squat.” Ms. Winfrey also said that when she hears the N-word, she thinks of the “millions of people who heard that as their last word as they were hanging from a tree.”
The administration has popped the bubble of hope some small business had that switching to part-time staff would let them escape the high costs of Obamacare. The Small Business Administration on Thursday created a website to explain to businesses that the government will simply tally up the number of part-time employees firms have to determine if enough hours have been worked to essentially create a "full-time equivalent." Some smaller businesses had thought that if they could get under the 50 full-time employee cap that activates Obamacare by cutting full-time workers and hiring more part-time workers they would escape
About 400 area retail and fast-food workers, together with colleagues nationally, participated in a strike Thursday to demand raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. “If not $15, then something. I mean give us something. I work 36 hours a week and barely make enough to pay my rent, gas bill, light bill. It gets to the point where I barely have enough for lunch sometimes,” said Angel Richardson, 21, who works at McDonald’s. “I’m five months pregnant, what am I going to do in four months? I hope something changes.” The minimum wage is $7.25 nationally and $8.25
Government workers in the city of Seattle have been advised that the terms "citizen" and "brown bag" are potentially offensive and may no longer be used in official documents and discussions. KOMO-TV reports that the city´s Office of Civil Rights instructed city workers in a recent internal memo to avoid using the words because some may find them offensive. "Luckily, we´ve got options," Elliott Bronstein of the Office for Civil Rights wrote in the memo obtained by the station. "For ´citizens,´ how about ´residents?´"