Category Abortion

Hard questions

Kids say the darnedest things, and so do politicians. Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) is running for the U.S. Senate, and here’s what he stepped in: Akin, the Republican Senate nominee in Missouri, said that victims of “legitimate rape” rarely become pregnant because “the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” […]

Still a Protestant nation

Notre Dame’s invitation to the militantly pro-abortion Barack Obama has more than a few Catholics up in arms. For the simple reason that Notre Dame, as an explicitly Roman Catholic university, should not honor those who dishonor a basic Church teaching on the sanctity of human life. Notre Dame isn’t a public university, or a […]

Love of money

We all need money to buy essentials. We need shelter, food, clothing, and medical care. Other things may seem necessary, but if these four basic needs are met, then those other things really are not truly necessary. Nice to have? Of course. Who would want to go to community college if you can pay for […]

Imageo Deo

Michael Gerson summarizes, with elegant clarity, what is at stake in the stem cell debate. Atheists and part-time Christians on the left loudly proclaim that politics has been taken out of science. Of course, what’s been done is to insert their brand of politics into science. Which is just fine and dandy, according to them. […]


Michael Novak should be read by any who need a quick refresher course in our Christian faith. Not talking dogma or liturgy here; talking basics. Here’s a bracing piece from him on the false doctrine of “inclusiveness.” Which, in my experience, usually means ignoring persistent and unrepentant sin. Even re-defining that which is sinful as […]

The Jewish New Year celebration underway is marked by the final Torah passage of the year. This reading completes the annual Torah cycle from the beginning of Genesis to the passing of Moses’ leadership to Joshua at the end of the Book of Deuteronomy. One passage from Deuteronomy chapter 30 is worth noting; worth remembering. […]

”safe, legal and rare”

In with the new, out with the old. Slogans, that is. “Safe, legal and rare” was the Democrat approach to abortion, at least in public. Privately, the evidence strongly suggests that abortion is treated as no more than the removal of some unwanted facial hair. The rabidly anti-life left that controls the Democrats has now […]


L’chaim. To life; the common toast in Hebrew. Why? Because the Torah favors life; God favors life. And in no uncertain terms. Deuteronomy 30:19: I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy […]

Deeds, not words

It has been remarked (e.g. at Contentions) that the Republicans, in convention assembled, did not mention abortion overly much. Hardly at all, in fact. This should not surprise us. John McCain is pro-life; his record testifies to this. Sarah Palin is pro-life; her life testifies to this. And that is the difference between those who […]

Faithful Catholic?

Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi are Roman Catholics. Both a firmly in the pro-abortion corner, though they’ll call it “a woman’s right to choose.” Choose death, that is. Are they faithful Catholics? As a lapsed Catholic but still Christian, my belief is that life begins at conception. And that the ending of that life is […]