Abortion clinic reform passes Virginia Senate.
The bill requires that facilities that perform more than five first trimester abortions per month be subject to the same regulations as hospitals, which will hopefully help keep down the kind of abuses that were documented here by Live Action (and, much more horrifyingly, the atrocities committed in Pennsylvania by Kermit Gosnell). This rather commonsense consistency in regulating abortions would be normally out of reach | Read More »
Lila Rose fights the Man.
Choice of phrase deliberate: one of the most entertaining things about today’s state of activism is that the Professional Left is just now starting to realize that they have somehow become the agents of reaction without ever quite noticing how it happened. Lila Rose, on the other hand? Her pro-life organization Live Action is a classic guerrilla theater operation designed to target the weaknesses of | Read More »
Banning abortion the EPA way!
Thomas Sowell has an article out today about the latest incidence of mission creep from the EPA. To summarize: the EPA has wide discretion when it comes to oil spills. Milk contains oil. Therefore, the EPA has wide discretion over milk spills, too – which includes requiring ‘emergency plans’ and ‘first responders’ and ‘extra storage tanks’ from dairy farmers in order to handle such life- | Read More »
Ben Nelson (D) bringing everyone together!
This takes skill – but apparently Reid’s amendment is up to the task. The National Organization of Women: We call on all senators who consider themselves friends of women’s rights to reject the Manager’s Amendment, and if it remains, to defeat this cruelly over-compromised legislation. Planned Parenthood apparently agrees. National Right to Life: NRLC will score the upcoming roll call votes on cloture on the Reid | Read More »
Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D, RI) denied Communion.
At least, he’s claiming that he’s been forbidden it by Bishop Thomas Tobin of the Providence Diocese, and Bishop Tobin hasn’t denied it – and Tobin has denied that he’s ordered priest under his authority to actually deny Kennedy the Sacrament. Bishop Tobin’s office has also released a letter indicating that the bishop has chastised the Congressman on the subject of abortion since at least | Read More »
‘…Mr. Axelrod’s not a legislator; he doesn’t really know what he’s talking about.’
That was Rep. Stupak’s (DEMOCRAT) blunt response to David Axelrod’s assertion that the pro-life language currently in the health care rationing bill would be ‘adjusted.’ Stupak’s having none of it: Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) pledged on Tuesday morning to defeat healthcare reform legislation if his abortion amendment is taken out, saying 10 to 20 anti-abortion-rights Democrats would vote against a bill with weaker language. “They’re | Read More »
‘Real’ choices are for ‘real’ people, Megan. Not conservatives.
I’m moderately surprised that Megan McArdle doesn’t already know the answer to her implicit question here: Obviously, since I’m pro-choice, I think you can argue against abortion control in many effective ways. But this[*] is not one of them–at least not if you hew to the feminist notion that women are entitled to their own choices and preferences as individuals, not lumped in with some | Read More »
He’s tanned (not really), toupee’d, and ready to… why, he’s ready to do anything at all for OH-17, really. Anything. BOARDMAN, Ohio — Seven years in prison doesn’t appear to have changed former U.S. Rep. James Traficant’s style whatsoever, and the 1,200 supporters who gathered at a Boardman banquet hall Sunday afternoon loved him for it. “I was a quarterback. I was a congressman. Now | Read More »
Science Czar John Holdren denies the ‘right of women to choose?’
(Via AoSHQ) This was written by John Holdren, Obama Science Czar, in 1977: Individual rights. Individual rights must be balanced against the power of the government to control human reproduction. Some people—respected legislators, judges, and lawyers included—have viewed the right to have children as a fundamental and inalienable right. Yet neither the Declaration of Independence nor the Constitution mentions a right to reproduce. Nor does | Read More »
Pope makes firm statement to Pelosi on abortion.
I’m going to put up the full text of the Vatican’s statement about Nancy Pelosi’s visit with the Pope, because I suspect that they want this put out there: Following the General Audience the Holy Father briefly greeted Mrs Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the United States House of Representatives, together with her entourage. His Holiness took the opportunity to speak of the requirements of the | Read More »
Speaker Pelosi to meet with Pope Benedict XVI.
It’s always exciting when a notorious heretic meets the Pope. Particularly this Pope, who is quietly gearing the Church up for a long-delayed showdown with American Catholics over abortion: Pope Benedict to meet Pelosi In a move likely to stoke more controversy about whether Catholic politicians who support abortion rights are in line with the church, Pope Benedict XVI has granted an audience to House | Read More »
OK, folks: place your bets!
As we all know, the President decided to not Executive Order the Mexico City policy out of existence yesterday – can’t imagine why, at all, at all – but today is another day, and the betting is that he’ll get around to it Real Soon Now. So the real question is, when? Does he do it first thing in the morning and get it over | Read More »
Liberal shocked, shocked! to find identity politics going on in the NY Senate pick.
Let the record show that I say the following without heat: I don’t think that I’ve ever met Robert Stein, and I certainly have nothing against him. But this plaintive question via (Hot Air) is a bit rich: In Illinois, the future felon Rod Blagojevich appoints Roland Burris amid calls to retain the President’s seat for an African-American and now, with Caroline Kennedy gone, New | Read More »
Quote of the Day: William Saletan.
As Ace notes, Saletan bent over backward to keep Chelsea Clinton off of the list; but Ace also notes that he probably had to, in order to get the basic argument published. So be it. Saletan, walking through recent single daughters-of-candidates-and-Presidents/VPs, their surprising lack of pregnancies, and the reason why it’s surprising, finishes up with the rather harsh conclusion: > If any of these daughters | Read More »