Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Elephant in the Room

Business consultants are fond of creating metaphors to describe the common human dynamics and leadership dilemmas that all companies, organizations, and societies face at one time or another.

Thus, they talk about frogs in the kettle, flies in the ointment, straw on camel’s backs, bulls in china shops, lead dogs, mule trains, hundredth monkeys, and tipping points. There are water cooler brainstorms, stovepipe discussions, and boilerplate solutions.

One of the most powerful of these metaphors is what they often call the elephant in the room. The elephant in the room is that huge issue—the issue everyone is desperately, deliberately trying to ignore.

It is that embarrassingly inconvenient and awkward problem that everyone wishes would just go away. But it won’t. It just sits there like a giant obstruction right in the middle of the room. It intrudes on every conversation. It affects every project. And it alters every relationship. It is the elephant in the room.

The issue of life—and everything it entails from abortion and euthanasia to the right to choose and the right to die—the issue of life is that embarrassing, inconvenient, and awkward elephant in the room that nearly every politician, media commentator, and cultural elite wishes would go away. But it won’t. No matter how studiously they avert their gaze, no matter how stubbornly they ignore it, and no matter how convincingly they pretend it just doesn’t matter any more.

The elephant in the room keeps rudely interrupting business as usual.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Monster of the Beltway

Planned Parenthood's annual report is out and it appears that once again the organization's evil empire has proven to be the Monster of the Beltway. The gargantuan abortion provider and salacious sex advocate is the world's most profitable non-profit organization--and you and I helped them get that way with our generous tax donations.  

Indeed, Planned Parenthood quaffed at the public trough at the rate of some $1.5 million a day, every single day this past year.  $1.5 million a day!

As you might expect, the report is larded with the lurid details of the organization's nasty, ghoulish business.  But there is nothing that tops the audacity in the fact that all this wickedness is publicly funded.

Talk of budget deals, deficit reductions, sequesters, and filibusters all you please, but this $1.5 million in blood money is at the heart and soul of the troubling of our nation.  

Monday, November 25, 2013

Let Justice Roll Down

"Let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream." (Amos 5:24)

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Beyond Travesty

On November 20, 2013 the Obama Administration reached a high water mark in its brazen veneration of wickedness. The hubris displayed in the ObamaCare debacle or the fiasco of the Senate filibuster nuking actually pale in comparison. Forget the entrenched corruption, the embarrassing incompetence, and the belligerent dishonesty. This is worse. Indeed, never before in history has the White House lowered itself to such depths of despicable depravity.

The craven concupiscence on display when Obama celebrated Gloria Steinem's lifetime of perversion and subversion with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor is beyond even what Orwell or Huxley could have imagined for their darkest dystopias. 

Steinem has always stood foursquare against anything and everything that is right and good and true. Anything and everything. She is a self-proclaimed Marxist. She is an anti-life, anti-family, and anti-American zealot. As she has asserted, "We don't just want to destroy capitalism, we want to tear down the whole f---ing patriarchy." 

In addition, she is one of the architects of an abortion holocaust that has cost the lives of more than 55 million children and wrecked havoc on the whole fabric of our society. In the premiere issue of her now all-but-defunct "Ms. Magazine," she made child-killing the essential platform issue for her brand of Fundamentalist Feminism. She even featured the sanctimonious testimonies of fifty-three prominent American women touting their illegal abortions.

The 71-year-old Steinem summed up her philosophy in a 2005 "New York Observer" interview. Asked what her advice to young women in the twenty-first century might be, she tartly replied, "To do whatever they f---ing well please." 

Seriously? This is what President Obama wants to celebrate? Is this really what we have come to?

"Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!" Isaiah 5:20

Friday, November 8, 2013

The New Coercive Utopians: Pro-Abortion No-Choicers

Bill de Blasio, the newly elected mayor of New York City and a self-described Socialist, has every intention of making America's largest city a pro-abortion "no-choice" zone.

Among the coercive measures he has already announced:

1. Forcing doctors who train in city hospitals to perform abortions as a routine part of their training regardless of "sham concerns of conscience or faith."

2. Working to close down Crisis Pregnancy Centers, what he has dubbed "fake clinics" because they do not offer child-killing services and therefore do not perform “legitimate health care.”

3. Partnering with Planned Parenthood to help them expand their business in the city by finding neighborhoods that lack convenient clinic access and providing them with “city sponsored” space to set up shop.

4. Using ObamaCare to expand state-funded abortion coverage to more New York City women.

5. Helpinthe multi-billion dollar abortion industry wipe out their opposition and competition in the city.

Following in the footsteps of his inspirational heroes, the Communist Sandinistas, de Blasio seems intent on creating a coercive socialist utopia for abortionists. And with help from a like-minded administration in Washington, it is lamentably likely that he will succeed--at least, in the short term.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Villainy of Sanger Revealed

The horror of Margaret Sanger's radical dystopic worldview and revolutionary agenda is powerfully revealed in an article by Lauren Enriquez, published by Life News.  This really is must-reading for anyone still bound by the delusion that Planned Parenthood, the organization Sanger founded, is actually in the health care business.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Abortion in Tennessee: In the News

Nashville's Gannett-owned newspaper, "The Tennesseean," has published a relatively objective, wide-ranging, and detailed series on abortion in Tennessee

The series notable for at least three reasons: 

First, you just don't see much substantive, investigative journalism in the daily papers anymore.  Constrained by shrinking subscriber and advertising dollars, the big city newspapers have become smaller and smaller and the constraints on projects have become greater and greater. There are still a few web-based sources for good investigative journalism--but they are few indeed.

Second, the more than 20 articles in the series hew closer than one might expect to relative objectivity (emphasis on relative).  The truth is, when it comes to this very contentious subject (and contentious, it should be given the fact that it involves all the most critical issues of life and death, freedom and liberty, law and lawlessness) there really is no such thing as genuine objectivity and there is only rarely relative objectivity--especially in the modern media environment.  This is the sort of journalism that will likely make the partisans on both sides more than a little agitated (I winced any number of times as I noted sometimes subtle, sometimes not-so-subtle pro-abort jabs--but, then found myself gratified at other points: fair enough).

Third, this vital issue is actually given its due in the series. It is not cut off short with brusk bromides all too typical when such unpleasantries are broached in the contemporary  journalistic conversation.  In Tennessee, the net importing of abortion makes this a particularly vital issue for this particularly conservative state.

So, for all these reasons, this is a rather extraordinary piece of work indeed.  

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

Gates Foundation and Planned Parenthood-Style Eugenicism

According to a report from The New American, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is taking fire from human rights advocates for funding and promoting the most recent form of the controversial contraceptive drug, Depo Provera.  Following in the Eugenic footsteps of Planned Parenthood, the Gates Foundation's advocacy of the deadly drug is particularly aimed at women in Africa and developing countries. 
Melinda Gates, wife of Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates, told the New York Times that she is championing wide distribution of the drug "after talking with poor women around the world." But Kwame Fosu, policy director for the Rebecca Project for Human Rights, says Mrs. Gates’ claims are “disingenuous” because the women she claims to be helping are not being informed about the dangers involved.
“No African woman would agree to being injected if she had full knowledge of the contraceptives’ dangerous side effects,” Kwame Fosu told C-FAM, the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute. “In fact,” claimed Fosu, “in countries where women are educated on the harmful complications, Depo Provera use is negligible.”
“Depo Provera, made by the Pfizer Corporation, the most deadly contraceptive (according to the FDA), is being marketed with malice and forethought at our precious women and girls of African descent world wide,” said Dr. Randy Short, a spokesman for the Washington-based Rebecca Project, in a scathing statement earlier this year exposing the Gates-Depo Provera scheme. “Many nations have outlawed it, but it continues to be used in the USA, the Caribbean, Oceania, Latin America, and Africa,” Dr. Short noted. “The use of Depo Provera,” according to Short, “contributes to and in several cases causes life threatening diseases and medical problems: cervical cancer, breast cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, stroke, heart attack, sterility, miscarriages, HIV/AIDS, Chlamydia, and other STIs/STDs.”
Dr. Short said further: 
In the USA, 84% of the Depo Provera is used by Black women. Wherever there are high rates of HIV/AIDS in Africa, the use of Depo Provera is universal. As recently as 2010, human experimentation on African women was done illegally with Depo Provera in Ghana. The USAID sends more Depo Provera to Africa than any other drug, and the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation recently raised $2.6 billion dollars to buy Depo Provera to be able to "give" it to 100 million African women. 
Dr. Short notes that “the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation got into trouble in Niger with some vaccination project being done on 180,000 African women.” “The Gates know that the drug is deadly,” says Short. “Mr. Gates' father was an ardent eugenicist.”
An extensive new report by the Rebecca Project entitled "Depo Provera: Deadly Violence Against Women" provides a devastating critique of the unethical and criminal activities of organizations promoting the Depo Provera assault on the world’s poor. Among the many important revelations in the report is the dirty secret of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer’s ties to powerful “intermediaries.”
“Since it is illegal for Pfizer to promote off-label claims,” notes the report, “it utilizes intermediaries to evade US law who consequently become liable for the fraudulent promotion, marketing and administering of Depo Provera to women.”
According to the Rebecca Project report, the U.S. Department of Justice should charge Pfizer and its principal institutional intermediaries with fraud for the following and other reasons: 
Pfizer with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, Population Council, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Planned Parenthood, Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health, are engaged in a pattern of fraudulent and illegal promotion schemes with other agents and contractors, to deceive and defraud patients, US taxpayers, ethical physicians, ethical birth control providers, regulators/FDA, insurance companies, federal and state health programs, to cause prescribing and payments for Depo Provera. 
The report also states: 
The United States has created a normative population control worldview directed through a surreptitious patchwork of policies promulgated by organizations whose ideological formation and funding eugenicists have provided. At the top tier of population control policy are organizations created by pioneers and patrons of the eugenics movement: Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), Population Council, UNFPA (The United Nations Fund for Population Activities), and their patrons: the Ford Foundation, (Margaret Hempel), the Rockefeller Foundation, (Judith Rodin) and USAID. The newcomers to this elite group of eugenicist policymakers are Bill and Melinda Gates, welcomed with their foray into promoting the injectable contraceptive Depo Provera while concealing life-threatening harm. 
As The New American has reported previously, Bill and Melinda Gates are members of a secretive, elite clique calling itself “The Good Club,” composed of billionaire eugenicists who champion population control. The members of this group include David Rockefeller, George Soros, Warren Buffett, Michael Bloomberg, Ted Turner, and Oprah Winfrey. The Good Club is a major backer of the Obama administration’s Global Health Initiative, which is working, among other things, to further empower the World Health Organization, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Planned Parenthood, and other dastardly Eugenic schemes around the world.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Shades of Caesar

While the new regime of socialized medicine under Obamacare is designed to benefit child-killing behemoths like Planned Parenthood, it will put the squeeze on child-saving hospitals like St. Jude, according to a new report from the Daily Caller.

A provision in Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code, which takes effect under Obamacare, gives federal bureaucrats a whole new arsenal of weapons, including sweeping investigative powers and the imposition of financial penalties--aimed at tax-exempt charitable hospitals which devote a minimum amount of their expenses to treat the uninsured poor.

The justification for this draconian imposition on institutions that serve the least and the last? It seems that charity to the poor is one of the factors that could discourage enrollment in Obamacare, which requires all Americans to purchase health insurance.

In other words, we will all be punished if we dare try do the right things.

The bottom line is simply that the federal government will tolerate no rivals in its bid to impose its comprehensive program of cradle-to-grave control. Shades of Caesar: “And Jesus said to them, ‘The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those in authority over them are called benefactors.’” (Luke 22:25)

Friday, October 18, 2013

Planned Parenthood Shilling for Obamacare

As if anyone needed yet another reason to be horrified by Obamacare, Planned Parenthood has appointed itself the chief huckster for the socialized medicine debacle. America’s largest abortion profiteer has even enlisted the help of celebrities to try to get their clients to wend their way the through the boondoggle's bureaucratic tangle.

Actresses Scarlett Johansson, Aisha Tyler, and Gabrielle Union have all recorded phone messages for Planned Parenthood to be used in its child-killing centers across the country in an effort to get more people enrolled in Obamacare—and thus to further entrench itself in the whole sordid mess.

“Did you know you may be able to enroll in new, more affordable health insurance plans?” Johansson, Tyler, and Union ask in their messages.

Then, they suggest, “For more information about the health care law, the new plans available, and what to consider as a woman when choosing a plan, please visit”

Not surprisingly, the Obama administration has tapped a number of Planned Parenthood affiliates to serve as “navigators” to help people enroll in the president’s signature welfare program, channeling more tax dollars than ever before into the abortion giant’s already larded coffers.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Margaret Sanger: The Killer Angel

Coming November 10 from Standfast Books: a newly updated hardback edition of "Killer Angel."

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Breaking News! Obama Believes Some Republicans May Be Decent!

As hard as it is to over look the horrific grammar in this sentence, it is harder still to overlook it's horrific sentiment:

"And as far as the budget goes, it's time for responsible Republicans who share these goals -- and there are a number of folks out there who I think are decent folks, I've got some disagreements with them on some issues, but I think genuinely want to see the economy grow and want what's best for the American people -- it's time for those Republicans to step up and they've got to decide what they want to prioritize."

Really, Mr. President?  This sort of brazen partisanship, this kind of patronizing, stigmatizing, polarizing cant is no way to lead.  Seriously.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Killer Angel

Coming soon! A new hardcover edition of my biography of Margaret Sanger.  Due next month from Standfast Books and Press.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

PP: Enemy of Women's Health and the Rule of Law

Planned Parenthood has become not only the chief menace to women's health but also to the rule of law and the viability of  our constitutional republic.  

As yet another example of the organization's brazen hubris, it has sought a restraining order to block a Wisconsin law requiring physicians who perform abortions to have admitting privileges to local hospitals!  

Seriously?  Planned Parenthood wants doctors who, in a crisis cannot send their patients to a nearby hospital, to be performing life and death surgical procedures! What incredibly brazen hubris!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Skeptical? You Think?

“If people can’t trust not only the executive branch but also don’t trust Congress, and don’t trust federal judges, to make sure that we’re abiding by the Constitution with due process and rule of law, then we’re going to have some problems here.” President Obama

Really? You're just now figuring this out? 

After cheerleading for Planned Parenthood, snooping into our e-mails and phone calls, decimating the institution of marriage, targeting conservatives, Christians, and adoptive parents for IRS audits, forcing companies to participate in morally-divisive "health care" programs, and creating a politics of partisan rancor and cultural division, you bet we're skeptical.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Planned Parenthood's Hidden Crimes

A new poll conducted by the National Right to Life Committee indicates just how successful Planned Parenthood and its cronies in the media have obscured and distorted the abortion giant's image.

The survey of registered voters, shows that a majority of Americans have favorable opinion of the vast organization. But according to NRLC executive director David O'Steen, this just shows that Planned Parenthood's favorable image "is really based on not knowing much about the organization," Indeed, according to the survey, eighty-eight percent of the population say that they are familiar with Planned Parenthood, and 44 percent say they're very familiar. But a majority doesn't even know that Planned Parenthood performs abortions--and this despite the fact that it actually accounts for more than a quarter of all the grisly child-killing procedures in the US each year, well over 300,000 each year.

Although 63 percent of those polled said that they had a favorable opinion of Planned Parenthood, including 38 percent of those who identified themselves as pro-life, 55 percent of those polled did not even know that Planned Parenthood performs abortions.

O'Steen asserts, "This is the nation's largest chain of abortion clinics. We do have a job ahead of us in the pro-life movement and in the pro-life media of just telling the truth over and over and over again and breaking through this veil of secrecy that Planned Parenthood wants to hide behind."

Interestingly, the poll show that once people actually do become aware of what Planned Parenthood does in its killing centers all across the nation, the favorable opinion of the tax-supported organization vanishes altogether. For example, 53 percent say they would favor dramatic restrictions on child-killing, either prohibit all abortions, or allowing them only in cases where the life of the mother were endangered, or in cases of rape or incest.

Clearly, it is high time, for Planned Parenthood's hidden crimes to be revealed.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

2nd Vote App

Do you know where Planned Parenthood gets its money?  Besides the nearly $1 billion in tax revenues and contracts at the local, state, and national levels, corporations lard the coffers of the abortion industry's largest and most profitable non-profit organization to the tune of nearly another half a billion each year. That's a lot of blood money.
But of course, you can staunch the bleeding.  Just by the way you shop--or rather, by the way you choose not to shop with those companies that do the most damage.

And now, there is a convenient app to help.  The 2nd Vote app is available now for IOS, Kindle, and Android.  It is a must-have tool in the arsenal of every concerned citizen.
Get yours today.  Visit the 2nd Vote website, the iTunes store, Amazon for Kindle, or the Android store--and don't spend another dime with the companies that are despoiling our culture and robbing our future.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Margaret Sanger Speaks for Herself

“We must discourage the defective and diseased elements of humanity from their reckless and irresponsible swarming and spawning.” 

“The mass of Negroes, particularly in the South, still breed carelessly and disastrously, with the result that the increase among Negroes, even more than among Whites, is from that portion of the population least intelligent and fit.” 

“We propose to hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. And we do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.” 

“The most merciful thing a large family can do to one of its infant members is to kill it.” 

“The government of the United States deliberately encourages and even makes necessary by its laws the breeding--with a breakneck rapidity--of idiots, defectives, diseased, feebleminded, and criminal classes. Billions of dollars are expended by our state and federal governments and by private charities and philanthropies for the care, the maintenance, and the perpetuation of these classes. Year by year their numbers are mounting. Year by year more money is expended . . . to maintain an increasing race of morons which threatens the very foundations of our civilization.” 

“We can all vote, even the mentally arrested. And so it is no surprise to find that the moron’s vote is as good as the vote of the genius. The outlook is not a cheerful one.” 

“The dullard, the gawk, the numbskull, the simpleton, the weakling, and the scatterbrain are amongst us in overshadowing numbers--intermarrying, breeding, inordinately prolific, literally threatening to overwhelm the world with their useless and terrifying get.” 

“Birth control appeals to the advanced radical because it is calculated to undermine the authority of the Christian churches. I look forward to seeing humanity free someday of the tyranny of Christianity no less than Capitalism.” 

“Even if we accept organized charity at its own valuation, and grant it does the best it can, it is exposed to a more profound criticism. It reveals a fundamental and irremedial defect. Its very success, its very efficiency, its very necessity to the social order are the most unanswerable indictment. Organized charity is the symptom of a malignant social disease. Those vast, complex, interrelated organizations aiming to control and to diminish the spread of misery and destitution and all the menacing evils that spring out of this sinisterly fertile soil, are the surest sign that our civilization has bred, is breeding, and is perpetuating constantly increasing numbers of defectives, delinquents, and dependents. My criticism, therefore is not directed at the failure of philanthropy, but rather at its success. These dangers inherent in the very idea of humanitarianism and altruism, dangers which have today produced their full harvest of human waste.” 

“The most serious charge that can be brought against modern benevolence is that it encourages the perpetuation of defectives, delinquents, and dependents. These are the most dangerous elements in the world community, the most devestating curse on human progress and expression. Philanthropy is a gesture characteristic of modern business lavishing upon the unfit the profits extorted from the community at large. Looked at impartially, this compensatory generosity is in its final effect probably more dangerous, more dysgenic, more blighting than the initial practice of profiteering.”

Friday, April 5, 2013

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Planned Parenthood Endorses Post-Birth Killing

Astonishingly, Planned Parenthood has come clean on their intent to kill even in the case of a child who survives an abortion procedure.

Florida legislators considering a bill to require abortionists to provide medical care to an infant who survives an abortion were shocked during a committee hearing this week when a Planned Parenthood official endorsed a right to post-birth abortion

Alisa LaPolt Snow, the lobbyist representing the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates, testified that her organization believes the decision to kill an infant who survives a failed abortion should be left up to the woman seeking an abortion and her abortion doctor.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Abortionist's House of Horrors Murder Trial Begins

This just in from The New American magazine:

The trial of a Philadelphia abortionist charged with murdering babies born alive began March 18, as the defense accused officials of pursuing “an elitist, racist prosecution” of the man who ran what has been termed a “house of horrors” abortion clinic.
Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the 72-year-old physician who owned and operated the West Philadelphia clinic, is charged with killing seven babies who were born alive at the facility, as well as Karnamaya Mongar, a 41-year-old refugee from Bhutan who had gone to the facility for an abortion. Prosecutors charge that Gosnell's staff gave the 90-pound woman a lethal dose of anesthesia and painkillers during the 2009 procedure, and that he is responsible for the woman's death.
According to investigators, Gosnell ignored Pennsylvania's ban on late-term abortions and the 24-hour waiting period enforced before an abortion can go forward, allowing unqualified staff to administer anesthesia and perform risky late abortions on patients who were often poor and underage. The goal was money, said Assistant District Attorney Joanne Pescatore, with the clinic cranking out a high volume of substandard, risky abortions, while killing babies that were born alive.
“The standard practice here was to slay babies,” said Pescatore, “That's what they did.” She told jurors that Gosnell and his staff used inferior drugs and primitive procedures, often forcing women to deliver babies who were born alive and then killed with scissors.
Pescatore laid out a scenario to jurors in which a staff nearly as desperate as the women who came in for abortions followed Gosnell's procedure rather than make waves. She noted that the only other “doctors” on staff at the clinic were individuals who posed as medical professionals, but who were not licensed. She said that the woman administering anesthesia was a sixth-grade dropout who could barely read or write, and one of the operating room assistants was a 15-year-old high school student.
Eight co-defendants who were staff members at the clinic have already pleaded guilty — three of them to third-degree murder — and face jail sentences of 20 to 40 years. The only clinic staff member on trial is Eileen O'Neill, who prosecutors said posed falsely as a medical doctor.
In his opening statement to the jury, Gosnell's defense attorney Jack McMahon (shown, right) accused the prosecution of unfairly targeting his client, whom he insisted was providing a needed service to the poor pregnant women living near the clinic in inner-city West Philadelphia.
“This is a targeted, elitist, and racist prosecution of a doctor who's done nothing but give to the poor and the people of West Philadelphia,” McMahon told the mostly black jury. “It's a prosecutorial lynching of Dr. Kermit Gosnell,” who is also black. He agreed that the case was an emotionally trying one “because we all love babies. It strikes a chord in us.”
As reported by The New American, a grand jury report recalled that in February 2010 federal agents raided Gosnell's clinic, discovering “such horrific conditions that they immediately closed down the facility and suspended the doctor’s license.” Nearly a year later Gosnell was charged with eight counts of murder in the deaths of the seven babies and the mother who died at his facility.
“In their raid on Gosnell’s clinic, federal agents discovered, among other horrors, the remains of 45 infants dumped in milk jugs, juice cartons, and pet food containers — all stored in a refrigerator and freezer on the premises,” reported The New American. “Agents also found jars containing the severed limbs of babies, and conditions they called 'by far, the worst' they had ever seen, with blood on the clinic floors, 'filthy and unsanitary' surgeries, broken and dirty medical instruments and equipment, along with a 'stench of urine' and even cat excrement.
In its 260-page report the grand jury speculated that Gosnell and his staff had killed hundreds of babies outside the womb after they were delivered at the clinic, with Gosnell or one of his employees typically plunging scissors into the back of a baby’s neck and severing the spinal cord. “Since Gosnell and his cohorts managed to destroy most of the clinic’s files, state prosecutors were able to file murder charges in only seven of the babies’ deaths, along with a charge of murder in the death of the 41-year-old female patient,” said The New American.
The grand jury report said that killing babies who had been delivered alive by their mothers at the clinic “really had to be part of Gosnell’s plan. His method for performing late-term abortions was to induce labor and delivery of intact fetuses, and he specialized in patients who were well beyond 24 weeks. The subsequent slitting of spinal cords, without any consideration for the babies’ viability, was an integral part of what Gosnell’s employees called his ‘standard procedure.’”
Gosnell faces the death penalty if convicted in the deaths of the babies, and a life sentence on other charges. “I think it's obvious he will be found guilty,” John Stanton of the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia told the Philadelphia Inquirer. “It's pretty much an open-and-shut case that he violated laws in such a manner that he is guilty of the charges laid on him.”
The Christian News Network reported that prosecutors in the case “accuse government officials of allowing Gosnell’s operation to go undetected because the Heath Department and other entities failed to perform inspections at the facility. State regulations were tightened after the matter, as all abortion facilities in the [state of] Pennsylvania must now conform to ambulatory surgical regulations.”

Monday, January 21, 2013

Hypocrisy Defined

“Our journey is not complete until all our children, from the streets of Detroit to the hills of Appalachia to the quiet lanes of Newtown, know that they are cared for, and cherished, and always safe from harm.” President Obama in his second inaugural speech, January 21, 2013 (on the eve of the fortieth anniversary of the horrific Roe v. Wade decision, a decision of judicial fiat the president ardently flaunts, supports, upholds, and champions).

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Planned Parenthood's Bacchanal

"There were much glare and glitter and piquancy and phantasm.  There were delirious fancies as the madman fashions.  There were much of the beautiful, much of the wanton, much of the bizarre, something of the terrible, and not a little of that which might have excited disgust." Edgar Allan Poe, The Masque of the Red Death

A Lost and Forgotten Habit

"The great intellectual tradition that comes down to us from the past was never interrupted or lost through such trifles as the sack of Rome, the triumph of Attila, or all the barbarian invasions of the Dark Ages. It was lost after the introduction of printing, the discovery of America, the founding of the Royal Society, and all the enlightenment of the Renaissance and the modern world. It was there, if anywhere, that there was lost or impatiently snapped the long thin delicate thread that had descended from distant antiquity; the thread of that unusual human hobby: the habit of thinking." G. K. Chesterton

"The first step in liquidating a people is to erase its memory. Destroy its books, its culture, and its history; Before long the community will forget what it is, and what it was." Milan Hubl

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Cries of Ramah

“If there's even one life that can be saved, then we've got an obligation to try.... When it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now.... Let's do the right thing... This is our first task as a society, keeping our children safe. This is how we will be judged, and their voices should compel us to change.” President Obama

Today, America's president issued an astonishing 23 Executive Actions aimed at new gun controls--ostensibly to "protect the children of our nation."  But, not one of them would have protected the 3,300 children murdered in the nation's abortion clinics today.  Not one of them would protect the 3,300 children who will be murdered tomorrow.  Not one of them would protect the 3,300 children who will be murdered the day after that.  Or, the 1,000,000 children who will be murdered here in "the land of the free and brave" during the course of 2013.

The heights to which this hypocrisy and hubris rises is beyond fathoming: the president is the chief champion of Planned Parenthood and the child-killing minions of the nation's grisly abortion-industrial-complex.

Predictably, the hue and cry from most Christians has been about governmental assault on their guns, their vaunted 2nd Amendment rights--to be sure, no small thing.  But, where are the lamentations for Rachel's children in our modern day Ramah?

"I tell you, the only way we can change is if the American people demand it.... We have to examine ourselves in our hearts, and ask yourselves what is important? When we say we've suffered too much pain, and care too much about our children to allow this to continue, then change will, change will come. That's what it's going to take." President Obama

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Planned Parenthood Tax Scam

And, the recent spate of bad news continues gets worse: according to Planned Parenthood's just released Annual Report, 2012 was a banner year for the Grand Poobah of the abortion industry.  The world's most profitable non-profit organization performed a record number of abortions and received a record amount of taxpayer funding.

Indeed, according to the brazen behemoth's own accounting it performed more than one out of every three abortions in the US last year. And American taxpayers picked up the tab for most of that grizzly work--doling out more than half a billion dollars in government grants, contracts, and Medicaid reimbursements. That amounts to almost half of all Planned Parenthood's budget.

But even as the lecherous leviathan was larding its coffers with tax subsidies, it was simultaneously cutting the very services those subsidies were supposed to fund: contraception services were cut by 12 percent since 2009, and cancer-screening and prevention services were slashed by 29 percent. By not providing these legitimate healthcare services for women, Planned Parenthood was able to siphon off resources for its much more profitable child-killing business.

Clearly, it is time for us all to get serious about this travesty of truth, justice, and integrity, to hold our elected officials accountable, and to mobilize our local churches to full faithfulness. It is also time for us all to either storm the gates of the GOP or (now, mixing metaphors) leave its rotting carcass behind.

Abortion, Abuse, and Human Trafficking

In the northern states of India where the gender ratio between men and women has been skewed by the illegal--but widespread--practice of sex-selection abortion, a looming crisis threatens the very fabric of the nation according to a startling new report from the BBC.

According to that report, "Tens of thousands of girls disappear in India every year--they are sold into prostitution, domestic slavery. The UN children's agency Unicef says it's a problem of 'genocide proportions' and that 50 million women are missing in India because of female abortion, feticide, and infanticide--the killing of baby girls."

This is the heart wrenching backdrop to the story of widespread human rights cviolations, rape, and violence against women that has emerged from India in recent days.

Astonishingly, "An estimated 25-50 million women in India are 'missing,' if you compare the proportion of women in the population with other countries. As well as infanticide and feticide, some girls die of neglect and abuse. And, rich and modern cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, and Ahmadabad show some of the worst child sex ratios."

This is the unintended harvest of bitterness that has come from the global sowing Planned Parenthood’s ideological bad seed.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Collapsing Under the Weight of Its Own Absurdity

Forty years after the landmark Roe v. Wade decision of the Supreme Court unilaterally changed the laws protecting the sanctity of life in every state in the nation, abortion activists are reeling--having lost whatever moral high ground they once claimed for themselves.  But, is it enough to begin rolling back the hegemony of behemoths like Planned Parenthood?  Not likely.  At least, not yet.