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Wednesday, November 05, 2014

The Morning After, and Other Sundry Political Facts, Circa 2014 Midterms

...including media bias at CBS and also much on the myths created by Democrats (e.g., the "Republican War on Women", that we're "on the wrong side of history", that Republicans are the ones with the "gender gap", and that Hillary is the right, next Presidential candidate for the Democrats)

New Yorkers elect the youngest woman to the U.S. Congress...and she's a Republican. (Elise Stefanik, "You go, girl!" And don't tell me no one said that about Wendy Davis at the time she had her 15 minutes of fame. Just look at Wendy now. How'd that go, indeed.)


How about Mia Love, the first black Republican woman ever elected to Congress, nicely telling off CNN? Love Mia Love.

Former CBS news reporter Attkisson tells how her stories were only deep-sixed to the dustbin when they were negative about Democrats. Skip the sensational headline and leading, biased questions, just get to her answers. All of them. It's long, but she doesn't waste a word and she says something important with each one. A more level head in news reporting, there may not be.

"You can't be on the wrong side of history. History does not actually take sides."

At its most innocent, telling someone they are on the wrong side of history is an assertion that they stand in the way of others who will deservedly soon acquire more power and respect.

But often, the phrase has the ring of a threat. To tell someone that the story of history will be the story of their demise is to make a bet on your future power and to make a frightening promise: The arc of the moral universe is long, and those who disagree with me should be impaled on it.

The verdict of history is never really final.

And today, it turns out the liberal progressives' insistence that history is on their side is, at least for the next few years, just another one of the myths they expect you to close your eyes and swallow, like this one, pointed out in the liberal Los Angeles Times by Jonah Goldberg:

...saying, as NARAL Pro-Choice America did in a radio ad, that if you don't vote, the GOP candidate will ban birth control and cause a condom shortage might get some of these voters ['low-propensity voters,' a euphemism for people who don't care very much about politics] to turn out.

Now, if you haven't been paying attention, you might not know that [Colorado Senator] Udall's GOP challenger, Rep. Cory Gardner, actually favors making birth control available over the counter. That's forgivable ignorance. But if you think one senator from one state can ban birth control (never mind that he doesn't want to), then you are so staggeringly clueless about how our political system works, you shouldn't vote at all. Any self-esteem boost you might get from pulling a lever in a polling booth would be like a pebble in the ocean of shame you should feel for being so ignorant.


The New York Times Ross Douthat discusses the book,
“Gay and Catholic: Accepting My Sexuality, Finding My Community, Living My Faith,” by the, well, gay and Catholic writer Eve Tushnet. If you know only a little bit about Tushnet (who was profiled in the Times several years ago) you probably know that she is a celibate lesbian Catholic convert, in which case you may expect that the book is mainly a defense of traditional Christian teaching on same-sex sex, or an argument for why gay Christians should try to follow that teaching. It is not, or not really, and it’s definitely worth reading even if you’re inclined to dismiss (whether from the left or the right) its author’s identification and beliefs. It’s less of an argument and more of a memoir — or, really, a series of interlocking, memoir-istic essays on religion, conversion, alcoholism, sexuality and (especially) the idea of Christian vocation as something much more expansive than a marriage-or-holy-orders binary.

Tushnet is a lovely essayist and critic, in this book and elsewhere, and I would compare “Gay and Catholic” to Andrew Sullivan’s “Love Undetectable,” a book with which it is often effectively in dialogue, sharing similar interests and advancing overlapping ideas notwithstanding their very different attitudes toward Catholic teaching about sexuality. They overlap, particularly, in their interest in same-sex friendship as a (sometimes vowed) vocation across Christian history. This is another non-marital ideal and institution that’s fallen by the wayside in modernity, in part (again) because of both “conservative” and “progressive” assumptions — the former paranoid about homosexuality, the latter eager to discover explicit sexual attraction in every intense same-sex bond. Its relevance for gay-identified but celibate-and-orthodox Christians is obvious, which is why the small but diverse and interesting group of writers working in that territory tend to give it particular attention. But it’s a tradition, an inheritance, that more people in our present, increasingly-single situation — straight and gay, celibate and not, religious and not — could benefit from exploring, pondering, adapting.


"The numbers are definitive proof that, contrary to much conventional wisdom, Democrats have a bigger gender gap problem than the GOP."



It would appear the left-leaning pollsters and pundits have been dead wrong, in those months leading up to this election, and the Democrats lost big on almost every single one of their own measures of success:

For Democrats in the midterm election, it came down to this:  they defeated Republican Gov. Tom Corbett in Pennsylvania.  That was it.  Nothing more.  The next most embattled GOP governor, Sam Brownback in Kansas, was reelected.

There’s no reason to haggle over whether it was a “wave.” I’d simply call it a defeat worse than Democrats suffered in 2010. And it wasn’t just a rejection of President Obama and his policies.  It was a rejection of liberal Democratic governance and all its excesses from Washington to the hinterlands.

Democrats said the “blue wall” of Democratic senators Kay Hagan of North Carolina, Mark Udall of Colorado, and candidate Bruce Braley in Iowa would keep Republicans from taking the Senate.  All three of them lost.

The Democratic fallback position was they’d win one or two or with luck three GOP Senate seats, giving them a hedge against losses:  Mitch McConnell in Kentucky, Pat Roberts in Kansas, and the open seat in Georgia. They lost all three.

They targeted specific governors for defeat:  Scott Walker in Wisconsin, Rick Snyder in Michigan, and Rick Scott in Florida.  They loath Walker for having cut the power of public employee unions, Snyder for signing a right-to-work law, and Scott for being who he is—a rich and successful businessman.  All three were reelected.


Looking hopefully to a pendulum-backswinging future if you're a Democrat? Look again:

Hillary has a great, long, mouth-flowing history, it'as an education for those of you recently educated (high school or college), you would do yourself a great service to read up on it. You could start with our sidebar links at right (or below), under the heading "MORE Hillary Backpedals." Or just look for the "BAN BOSSY" graphic.

After really educating yourself on Hillary's true self, I'd ask you just one question:

Is it more important that you can claim to have crowned the presumed first woman President, or more important that you are not among those who have helped destroy this nation and its position of resources for its own people and its strength (read, safety) in the world?

Be careful before you answer. Really read Hillary's thesis, see her falling in love with "Rules For Radicals" and Alinsky's thoughts and calling this radicalism the "fulfillment of Revelation." Ask yourself, does she mean this Revelation? And if so, what precisely is she looking forward to in the "end of the age"?

Once The United States of America is diminished, in all ways economic, geopolitical, and civilized, all the free-ride, free-love, free-everything bennies will begin to disappear, or at least stop being free.

The horse can only be buggy-whipped so long before it collapses and dies.

Tune in tomorrow to After Abortion blog, for more on this subject.

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Hartford, Stamford, Bridgeport, New Haven, Waterbury, Danbury: Watch These



And if you're not middle-class? Watch the next one, then. It isn't about your cities or our state, but then again, it really is, if you stop and really think about it, as one-time Democrat Elbert Guillory did:



Like Mary Landrieu, Governor Dannel P. Molloy and his party know they don't have to do anything really for Connecticut's African-American community, because no matter what the Democrats do or don't do, 95% of black voters will line up and vote for them every. single. time, too.

I know full well that one of the many Republican governors before him, Rowland, wasn't any prize, and it was Lowell Weicker, who couldn't win as a Republican so flipped himself to be "a progressive", who brought us the very first state income tax. But there hasn't been an even partially-responsible or -realistic Democrat elected official in any office in this state since Ella Grasso. Today, she herself might not recognize today's Connecticut (or nationwide) Democrat party, nor even be allowed in it:
"In her first inaugural address, she promised a government that would be more responsive to the people, but would keep within the fiscal limits demanded by the times. Looking for ways to economize, she began with herself, returning to the state treasury a $7,000 raise she could not legally refuse... She endeared herself to her constituents when, during the great Blizzard of 1978, she stayed at the State Armory around the clock, directing emergency operations and making frequent television appearances. Her bold move of closing all roads and businesses in the state by official proclamation allowed emergency workers to perform essential services without worrying about stranded motorists, automobile accidents and other issues and allowed the state to get back up and running again in a few days time." [emphasis mine]

"Former Governor Ella Grasso, a moderate Democrat, fought tooth and claw against an income tax. The line of Democratic succession from Mrs. Grasso to Mr. Malloy is a movement from the kind of fiscal conservatism favored by William Buckley, Mr. Weicker’s nemeses, to the kind of progressivism once lauded by prairie populists and Woodrow Wilson progressives."

Grasso was Governor when I came to the state, and I remember, even as a fledgling Republican, thinking well of her and her level-headedness in matters fiscal and literal.

I also remember that blizzard all too well. People may not recall, but hers was a hugely unpopular, unheard-of decision then, to close the state down. It marked the start of when Connecticutters really began paying attention to and preparing in advance for extreme weather events like that.

So give Elbert Guillory a listen. And ask yourselves: is Connecticut really all that different, or far, from being Lousiana? Or are you really nothing more than just a vote, to the Democrat Party?
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Monday, October 06, 2014

Insightful Video Interview with James Golden

Sunday Leaders With James Golden: Sunday Leaders With James Golden.

HT: Jill Stanek's blog, who got it from Down on The Pharm, who got it originally from here on Sunday Caller.

Watch the whole thing.

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Saturday, October 04, 2014

Eric Holder or Ben Carson - Who REALLY Is Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown?

If I had to guess, I'd guess that Pastor Clenard Childress, Dr. Alveda King, Dr. Ben Carson, any of these 10 folks, or Patricia Dickson, or Louisiana State Senator Elbert Guillory, or Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, or any of a few dozen other good folks in public life of some kind, are not proud of this guy. Just on general principles.

Seriously, if you do nothing else, watch the Guillory clip, then go watch the Ben Carson clip. Both to the end.

Do you know Carson's story, really? I first learned of Dr. Ben Carson in "Chicken Soup For The Soul." Can't find it online now, and I may have given the book away, but long ago, one of the series included a story by Carson of how his mom used to make him and his brother do their homework and stay clear of the gangs in his neighborhood, and read all the time. How he resisted it at first, and was a bottom-of-the-class student with a raging temper, known for attacking other kids. But later he realized it was his mom being tough on them and demanding, that led him out of the bad downward spiral that he was on and instead, to becoming a successful neurosurgeon over the years. He grew up in hard times and places--can you get much worse than inner-city Detroit?--a lot like Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin. Carson even dealt with outright racism against himself personally by his own teachers.

The difference, in his own words, was his mom.

Why do you think this man, who's only 8 months younger than Eric Holder, has so much compassion? Because he truly sees himself in Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, more than Eric Holder or anyone else probably ever will. And he. gives. a. damn. about them. He really was Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, at a young age. And he wants to help all those like himself, like he used to be.

Eric Holder's childhood doesn't seem as poor or hopeless as Ben Carson's was. Biography.com doesn't mention a word about his being "poor" or "troubled" or having a "violent and uncontrollable temper." Instead Holder is described as "well-rounded." His father was a real estate broker. They lived in Queens, not the inner-city of New York. Queens, folks, is on Long Island. It isn't the suburbs, but it is still Long Island. Both his parents worked at middle-class, decent jobs. Both his parents stayed married. In the fourth grade, he made it into a program for "intellectually gifted children."

Not exactly hardscrabble. None of that was the same for Ben Carson. And yet, Carson seems more genuinely willing, and able, to help young men who are like he was, by not encouraging them to stay angry or to act like victims, but to work at overcoming and erasing the odds, as he himself did.

I don't know if someone like Carson, who's never governed a city or a state, could govern as President. But for those who think Obama is governing in spite of his similarly-complete lack of ever having governed anything before, consider that perhaps the Trayvon Martins and Michael Browns of this nation just might become better off with Dr. Ben Carson as their role model, even if not also their President.

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Friday, October 03, 2014

Kathleen Parker in The WaPo Calls Spade A Spade

"The silly, selective ‘war on women’" is yet another article (you can find them, if you look) proving that the Democrats look the other way when one of their own debases women.
Let’s be clear. The war on women is based on just one thing — abortion rights. While it is true that access to abortion has been restricted in several states owing to Republican efforts, it is not true that women as a whole care only or mostly about abortion.

I promise, this isn’t another abortion column, not that the horrific number of abortions performed each year shouldn’t make one’s stomach turn. Instead, extremists on the pro-choice left celebrate the “right” to terminate a 20-week-old fetus. Google an image of this stage of fetal development and try to comprehend the glee we witnessed when state senator Wendy Davis, now running for governor, became the belle du jour upon her filibuster to protect that “right” in Texas.

Okay, sorry, so I digressed just a little. But it isn’t possible to dissect the alleged war on women without mentioning abortion, since this is the entire content of the war as defined by savvy Democratic operatives. It was an effective strategy in 2012, aided quite a bit by some of the GOP’s lesser lights and looser tongues, not to mention good ol’ slut-talking Rush.

[Yeah. Rush. An aside about Rush: I don't listen to him, except when I want to spend 5 to 10 minutes confirming why I don't like to listen to him. He has ratings, he has some things right, but on the whole, it's the bad stuff that turns me off him. The ego is one big one. I suppose he feels he needs to show off and blather about his "talent" to counteract the huge egos in and around the current White House, but it nauseates me. It alienates me. It's just plain wrong and it is not necessary and it is stooping to their level.]

Read the rest of Parker's article. Read why only Republican women seeking office have to tolerate being slandered. Why only Republican women in office ahave to accept being abused and disrespected and having their entire lives submitted to endless, job-preventing, FOIA lawsuits.

Guess the Democrats are only for some women if they agree with them, and the rest of us can go to hell.

I kind of like that kind of challenge.

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Thursday, October 02, 2014

Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant, "Mary Doe" of "Doe v. Bolton", Sandra Cano

A MEMORIAL TO SANDRA CANO
By Allan E. Parker, Jr.

Sandra Cano went to be with her beloved Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ, on September 30, 2014, at approximately 7:00 a.m. (eastern time). She was a dedicated, born-again Christian who loved Jesus and believed in Him for her salvation.

Sandra was the former "Doe" of Doe v. Bolton, the companion case to Roe v. Wade. I have had the blessing and honor of knowing her and representing her for 14 years. I first met Sandra Cano by telephone on February 11, 2000, when she called to ask The Justice Foundation to represent her as a friend of the court (an Amicus Curiae) in the case of Donna Santa Marie. Donna Santa Marie was a 16 yr. old girl who had been forced by her parents to have an abortion against her will. Sandra was trying to help her recover against the abortionist for the wrongful death and loss of her child. She became a prolife warrior. Click here to see her website.

I told her that we would be happy to represent her and that I felt the Lord had called us also to collect the testimony of women hurt by abortion and to take her case and the case of Norma McCorvey, the former "Roe" of Roe v. Wade, back to the U.S. Supreme Court to annul those decisions. She said she lived for that day. She said the Doe v. Bolton decision had been a "doom on her shoulders" ever since it was decided. She poured out a story of unprecedented fraud and deception on the court in her case. She never wanted an abortion at all. She thought her lawyers were going to help her get her children back, because they had been taken away by the State of Georgia. When she was pregnant, someone else wanted an abortion for her. In fact, Sandra fled to Oklahoma during the pendency of her case, Doe v. Bolton, to avoid being forced to have an abortion under Georgia's liberal "therapeutic" abortion law which allowed three doctors to grant an abortion if a woman's health was involved. Her case created the "health" exception. Click here to read Sandra's testimony before the U.S. Senate.

Sandra was a woman of amazing courage and eloquence far beyond the few years of her formal education. She fought as a pro-se litigant at first in 1988, to unseal the records and prove that she was the "Mary Doe" of Doe v. Bolton and that she never wanted an abortion. She did not want the world to think that she ever wanted abortion...But she also grew to understand women's pressures and circumstances as we worked with her to collect thousands of testimonies from women hurt by abortion.

She was elegant and courageous - even appearing on the Huffington Post to defend the prolife position. She also appeared in the documentary "The Gift of Life" narrated by Mike Huckabee.

Sandra filed a Rule 60 motion in 2003 to reverse her own case. Click here to read her affidavit detailing this fraud and deception on the Supreme Court. The District Court held the motion under advisement for 18 months until 2005 and then ruled against Sandra. The case was appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court and in 2006; the Court declined to take the case.

However, on April 18, 2007, Sandra Cano's name appears in the Opinions of the U.S. Supreme Court on the side of Life. The Court upheld a pre- and post-viability ban on partial birth abortions. Her name shall be forever remembered as a Champion for Life and the Supreme Court cited her brief with 180 Women Hurt by Abortion twice as follows:

"While we find no reliable data to measure the phenomenon, it seems unexceptionable to conclude some women come to regret their choice to abort the infant life they once created and sustained. See Brief for Sandra Cano, et al. as Amici Curiae in No. 05-380, pp. 22-24. [This is the TJF Brief citing the women's estimonies.] "Severe depression and loss of esteem can follow." See ibid.(emphasis added). "The State has an interest in ensuring so grave a choice is well informed." (emphasis added). Gonzalez v. Carhart, 550 U.S. 124 (2007).
Sandra also had a heart of compassion for the disabled. Her dying wish was to see an end of abortion and for the protection of her family, especially for her developmentally disabled grandchildren. Sandra was a woman of courage who in many respects had a hard life but never lost her faith in Jesus Christ.

Even to the end, as she battled cancer, one of Sandra's last prolife activities was helping to defend North Dakota's ban on abortion after six weeks. Her arguments were based on Gonzales v. Carhart, in which her brief and that of 180 Women Hurt By Abortion, was twice cited by the U.S. Supreme Court. The testimonies of those 180 women on the Brief with Sandra and another 4,320 testimonies of abortion are an essential part of the North Dakota record and Sandra's Brief. In addition, Sandra argued that North Dakota's New Safe Haven Law eliminates the need for abortion after a human heartbeat is detected and meets women's child care needs without injuring women. Thus, HB 1456 does not constitute an "undue burden," since all "burden" of child care has been transferred from women to society; therefore, HB 1456 is constitutional under Gonzales v. Carhart, 550 U.S. 124 (2007). Click here to read Sandra's Brief.

Thus, her last public act shortly before her death was to argue that Safe Haven laws eliminate the burden of childcare and thus the need for abortion. She advocated for a better way: save the children, save the mothers, do justice.

Please join with Sandra in her last request, to pray for her family and the end of abortion in America.

Prayers for Sandra, and for her loved ones.
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TIME Magazine Article Worth Reading (For A Change)

"The Modern Campus Cannot Comprehend Evil", a thought-provoking article by Camille Paglia in TIME.

Though I haven't been a student on a college campus in a long while, I'm privy to two real-life, recent incidents of alleged "violence against women" that were both trumped up and completely false, one of which was outed just so. In the other one, the alleged male abuser was railroaded off campus without so much as a fair hearing. It was "he said, she said", no witnesses, so the campus authorities believed her and didn't believe him. Case closed, even though she was stone-cold drunk at the time of the alleged "incident."

I don't believe the actual town police were ever involved. That is somewhat telling. If I'd been assaulted by a guy, ever, I'd have dialed 911 as soon as possible.

I personally know the young man and his family, quite well. It simply was not fair what that young woman did to him, but this article goes so far beyond that kind of non-incident.

To accuse her sometime boyfriend of physically attacking her, when he didn't, that young woman, like far too many growing up today, really doesn't have an inkling of what true evil is. I do honestly hope she never personally finds out, but it would be more helpful to her if she opened her eyes to the atrocities of the world she lives in and have a true sense of outrage and caution about those things, both near to her, and far.

If even Bill Maher, Atheist Extraordinaire and Uber-Liberal, whose views I normally cannot stomach, can be astute enough to call out these true evils for what they are (i.e., genital mutilation of women, subjugation of women around the world), then when will the rest of liberals call it out and realize that that really is among the faces of serious evil?

Tomorrow: More proof that the so-called "Republican war on women" is the joke it's always been.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Nothing To Do With Abortion

But in linking over at AfterAbortion blog recently to an article on a Christian/Catholic site called Aleteia recently, the About section enumerated that there are 2 billion Christians in the world, and it made me think, Hey, that's a lot of Christians.

Then it made me think to pay honor and tribute to the one Christian/Catholic we recently lost to what I do truly believe is martyrdom.

God bless "practicing Catholic" James Foley (known for saying the Rosary while in a prior captivity), for protecting his fellow captives and his family and friends. "Well done, good and faithful servant."

There are many more like him, too, dying outright at the hands of other butchers bent on destroying any who don't agree with their cause/religion. And even just plain ordinary Americans, right here on American soil. Yet, Eric Holder and the mainstream media in his and Obama's laps, don't talk of any of it.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

"Responding to Secular Views on Abortion: Josh Brahm"

It's long but it's well worth the time, especially his categories of thinking of the unborn by pro-choice folks, and the personhood discussion. In this video he focuses on what he believes is the most powerful (as in position-changing) pro-life argument ever, the Equal Rights argument.

(He also focuses on the other categories in this article on the Bodily Rights Argument.)

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Formerly Pro-Choice, And How It Can Change

Josh Brahm writes about his friend, Deanna, one of the interviewees in yesterday's post about the LGBT Pro-life community's thoughts. Gonna have to explore more of HIS blog now too! He is "the President of Equal Rights Institute, an organization dedicated to training pro-life advocates to think clearly, reason honestly and argue persuasively..[My personal blog] is focused on helping pro-life people to be 'more persuasive and less weird' when they communicate with pro-choice people."

We sure do need more of that. Tomorrow we'll do a little more on Josh Brahm and his efforts. Or by all means, you can google him yourself!

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

How Pro-Life Folks Look To The LGBT Pro-Life Community

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Wendy Davis' Abortion Revelations Don't "Resonate With Texas Voters", Says Texas Trib Op Piece

"Davis’ stated experiences confirm what many post-abortive women feel: the emotional aftermath of abortion. Too often, the accounts of mental health problems and the extreme emotional lows after abortion are dismissed by those who profit from abortion and whose campaigns are funded by Big Abortion (Planned Parenthood, Emily’s List, NARAL, etc.). Perhaps Davis’ story will cause some in her own party and her political backers alike to acknowledge the toll an abortion takes on a woman’s overall health and well-being. In Texas, roughly 73,000 abortions are still committed annually. The women making these tragic choices are our mothers, sisters, nieces, friends, co-workers and fellow church members, and are all around us. Knowingly or not, we interact every day with women who have chosen abortion, and probably far more public officials than just Davis have walked the path to abortion.

"To stop the attempt to normalize abortion as a standard procedure, Molly White, a Republican nominee to the state House, has openly shared her story of past abortion. Unlike Davis, White has worked for decades in many countries on many continents to help women choose life. White has worked to expand resources for women so they won’t choose abortion and suffer the decades-long heartache and anguish that countless other post-abortive women endure, often alone and in silence. White has never used her abortion as a political tool; she shares her story in the context of women’s health care. Juxtapose White and her heart’s desire to encourage and support women with the Davis admission that “abortion was the answer.” Twice.

"...Politically, if Davis wants to win, she must redirect her campaign and focus on issues other than abortion when her extreme views on this subject are not embraced by the average American citizen and are repugnant to the average Texas voter. More importantly, if Davis wants to truly improve the lives of the average Texan, she should champion the value of every human being, no matter his/her ability or disability or whether he/she is born or unborn. But then she would sound a lot like White or, more important, Greg Abbott."

By Melissa Conway, in The Texas Tribune OpEd pages.
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Friday, September 19, 2014

Will Republicans Win in 2016? That Depends

The fact is that when conservatives engage on issues that are deemed unpopular by the elites, they win... [This also] is true on abortion. For forty years, since Roe v. Wade, coastal Republicans have shied away from the abortion issue, wary of being targeted as religious fanatics. Frightened of a Todd Akin-type meltdown, Republican advisors have told candidates and conservatives to studiously avoid any talk of the killing of the unborn. The result: Democrats on offense. Yet the polls show that cultural conservatives are winning, in spite of what the Republican establishment tells them: according to Gallup, a full 71 percent of Americans believe that abortion should be illegal in some or all circumstances. Just 28 percent believe in the Democratic party platform that it should always be illegal. Yet Republicans are afraid of being seen as extreme?
I just cringe seeing that phrase, "Coastal Republicans." Sadly, I'm in one of those "coastal" states. I think the writer specifically meant "Coastal ELECTED Republicans." I'm glad I'm no longer afraid of standing up for all scientific definitions of human life. Wish I'd been stronger when I was 20.
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NRO's The Corner ~ Kathryn Jean Lopez links to Ap blog, 1/22/07

Associated Press/San Francisco Chronicle: Banno On Boxer and the Illegal Abortion Deaths Urban Legend

Ellen Goodman retraction impetus
~ listed in National Review Senior Editor Ramesh Ponnuru's book The Party of Death, p. 255, Chap. 3 Endnote #11,   4/2006

"After Abortion,...run by Emily Peterson and Annie Banno, two women who had abortions in the 1970s, ...tries to avoid the political tug-of-war that tends to come with this turf. They concentrate instead on discussing the troubling personal effects of abortion on the mothers." ~ Eric Scheske, Godspy contributing editor, in NC Register's "Signs of Life in the Blogosphere", 2/2006

"Godbloggers could, in the best of worlds, become the new apologists...[including] laymen with day jobs: Emily Peterson and Annie Banno, for instance, at the blog After Abortion..."~ Jonathan V. Last, The Weekly Standard online editor, in First Things's "God on the Internet", 12/2005

Amy Welborn, at BeliefNet, links to AfterAbortion blog's Crime & Abortion Series


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George & Linda Zallie, Stacy's parents, "assisting women who made the difficult choice of ending their pregnancy in finding nonjudgmental help" for suicidal feelings.

For immediate help, call tollfree, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: national, confidential, post-abortion-recovery hotlines:
1-877-HOPE-4-ME or
1-866-482-5433 or
1-800-5WE-CARE

...more help below...

AbortionChangesYou.com

"I would now like to say a special word to women who have had an abortion...[many are] aware of the many factors which may have influenced your decision, and [do] not doubt that it was a painful and even shattering decision. The wound in your heart may not yet have healed. Certainly what happened was and remains terribly wrong. But do not give in to discouragement and do not lose hope. Try rather to understand what happened and face it honestly. If you have not already done so, give yourselves over with humility and trust to repentance. The Father of mercies is ready to give you his forgiveness and his peace...You will come to understand that nothing is definitively lost and you will also be able to ask forgiveness from your child..."

MORE HELP:
Hope after Abortion
Ideas for Healing
Rachel's Vineyard Retreats
(non-Christians, even non-religious do attend; they also have interdenominational retreats designed expressly for people of any religion or no religion)
Abortion Recovery
"Entering Canaan" - a ministry of reverence for women and men who suffer following an abortion
Lumina - Hope & Healing After Abortion
Ramah
Option Line
Books that help
In Our Midst
NOPARH
For MEN - Resources List
     ** UPDATED 2012 **

Message boards, chat rooms &
   e-groups ** UPDATED 2012 **

Regional & local resources
         ** UPDATED 2012 **


Books That Help (includes non-religious Post Abortion recovery books)
Silent No More Awareness Campaign
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Obama On Abortion: A Summary

1) Obama Is 2nd-Highest-Paid Politician by Fannie Mae, Taking $126,346 in only 4 years as Senator; Now Derides GOP/Bush for Allowing Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac To Do Business, When It Was Democrat Presidents Bill Clinton & Jimmy Carter Who Passed The Law Requiring Fannie & Freddie To Give Out Bad Subprime Loans To Those Who Couldn't Afford Them, Which Caused The Entire Financial Meltdown … 2) Jim Johnson (Obama VEEP vetter and former Fannie Mae executive who made millions there) Backpedal … 3) Obama's hiring, connection, support of ACORN, which supported that very law and whose staff have been involved in voter fraud … 4) Rezko's Favor A "Boneheaded" Mistake … 5) Jeremiah Wright Backpedal … 6) Fr. Michael Fleger Backpedal … 7) NAFTA Backpedal … 8) Campaign Financing Backpedal … 9) Mr. "Negotiates-With-Terrorist-States" … 10) Bittergate … 11) Hamas' Chief Political Adviser Hopes BO Will Win Election … 12) Banning Handguns Backpedal … 13) Who Exactly Are "The Rich" He's Going to Sock it to? … 14) Flag Pin Backpedal … 15) Once Open to School Vouchers That Work, Now Deadset Against … 16) Now OK with residual force in Iraq...up to 50,000 troops. … 17) First voted against a law protecting babies who survive an abortion procedure, then lied saying he didn't, then finally forced to admit that he did vote to deny such born babies protection. 18) … "For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country." ~ MO

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LOOSELY-BRAIDED FOG
A 3-D Single Mom in the Making

ISBN # 1-58736-024-1

a novel by Deirdre Weaver

"A story for a special audience
who doesn't mind hearing and
healing from the truth."

-- ANDRE BUSTANOBY,
author of But I Didn't Want a Divorce

Midwest Book Review:

"In her very highly recommended book, Loosely-Braided Fog: A 3-D Single Mom In The Making, Deirdre Weaver blends fact with fiction in a totally engaging read that takes us on an insightful, entertaining, informative, and compelling story of relationship decision making and mistakes; single-parenting moments; and "re-entry dating" which confront all women who find themselves being single parents in the world today. Although a novel, Loosely-Braided Fog is one of those much appreciated works that is more informative, accessible, and revealing than any non-fiction study or essay could ever hope to be about the perils, pitfalls, and rewards of single parenthood."

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