“Right to life” vs. “License to kill”: A Libertarian Case for the Pro-Life Position

    Promoted to the front by Erick based on a recommendation from several readers. The abortion issue involves vast deeps of confusion about the nature of rights, freedom and the lack thereof, choice, license, responsibilities, and obligations. In this essay I attempt to cut away all the confusion to get to the heart of things from a classical liberal approach. We hold these Truths to be | Read More »

    Standing On Principle Or Tilting At Windmills On The Abortion Issue

    So…here we are…it’s been two weeks and I’m kicking my next piece on the RMSP down the road again. I’m currently engaged in a job search since the credit crisis has been a disaster for the Commercial Real Estate market. “WHERE’S MY BAILOUT?” Anyway…I’ve learned how to use Feedly and Yoono to track front page and member posts while working on other things and at | Read More »

    Today’s Headlines — Dec. 5, 2008

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/dec/05/firms-cut-553000-jobs-november/ Firms cut 553,000 jobs in November — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/dec/05/big-three-ceos-grovel-for-bailout/ Big Three CEOs grovel for bailout — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/dec/05/clinton-continues-to-raise-funds/ State nod helps Clinton raise funds Campaign $7 million in debt — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/dec/05/video-captures-abortion-coaching/ Video captures abortion coaching Worker ducks Indiana laws — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/dec/05/court-to-weigh-question-about-obama-citizenship/ Court to weigh question about Obama citizenship Unlikely decision could deny him presidency — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/dec/05/an-imposter-in-the-white-house/ PRUDEN: An impostor in the White House? — Maria Stainer | Read More »

    This is a pattern among abortionists

    This should not surprise us: Planned Parenthood of Indiana has suspended a nurse after the release of an undercover videotape showing her coaching a supposed 13-year-old on how to duck Indiana’s laws about parental consent on abortion and the reporting of child sex abuse. Folks, they do this all the time. These reports come from all over the country. Planned Parenthood suspended the nurse. But | Read More »

    Indiana Planned Parenthood: Gift Certificates Available For All Services Including Abortions

    Just when you thought it couldn’t get more disgusting. Indiana Planned Parenthood: Gift Certificates For Services Looking for an unusual, yet practical gift this holiday season? Planned Parenthood of Indiana (PPIN) is now offering gift certificates for services or the recipient’s choice of birth control method. The gift certificates can be purchased online in increments of $25 or for any amount at some of PPIN’s | Read More »

    Is Obama Change Incarnate?

    Podcast Show Notes Obama claims change comes from him, so he can surround himself with old time Washington hacks. More Charlie Rangel corruption. (Hat Tip: Red State.) The cost of the bailout.   Georgia ackowledges the need for strong marriages. One woman’s decision not to be an abortionist. (Hat Tip: Jill Stanek.) The perfect holiday gift: Planned Parenthood gift certificates.  (Hat Tip: Hot Air.) A university pro-life club | Read More »

    Bad Doug. No Diplomatic Bone.

    In a November 23, blog entry for the Jesuit’s America Magazine, Michael Sean Winters argued that law professor Douglas Kmiec would be the “perfect person” to represent the Obama Administration as the U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican.

    The social conservative roots of libertarianism

    American Spectator calls it in http://www.spectator.org/blog/2008/11/26/defining-libertarianism-down#comment_9117 “Defining Libertarianism down”. It’s a snarky commentary on a Reason article – http://reason.com/news/show/129993.html – that curiously is declaring victory for libertarians in the midst of possibly the greatest retrenchment towards socialism and biggest expansion of Governmental power expansion since, er, the New Deal; after all, the new powers-that-be are all making 1930s analogies. The snark is well-deserved, since the | Read More »

    The Scientific Pro-Life Argument

    Many of us who are pro-Life Christians base this stance on Scripture and Church Teaching on the subject of abortion. Many pro-Life Christians are familiar with these verses and others like them: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart;I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5 My frame was not hidden | Read More »

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    Blogging the Right Thing: Politically Homeless

    We continue our blog of “Do the Right Thing” because while certain people think we shouldn’t do it, others think its useful to take a more broad look at what Huckabee is saying in the book for more reasoned analysis and discussion, rather than taking a few quotes out of context. Secondly, this book is fairly popular. My brother went into Borders and they were | Read More »

    Blogging the Right Thing: Is There Something About ‘Created Equal’ You Don’t Understand?

    As my blogging of “Do the Right Thing” continues, Chapter 3, ” Is There Something About ‘Created Equal’ You Don’t Understand?” focuses on the pro-life issue. Huckabee finds his grounding for the pro-life position in the Declaration of Independence’s statement: “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable Rights, that | Read More »

    Barack Obama’s Gun Grabbing Attorney General

    Podcast Show Notes  The Obama transition: The Fannie Mae connection.   Obama’s new NSA advisor is a good one. Tom Daschle: HHS Secretary and lobbyist. Eric Holder: Behind the Mark Rich pardon and anti-gun. On the positive side: he has a mustache. Progressives not happy at Obama’s appointments. (Hat Tip: Reformed Chicks Babbling.) Doomed to repeat it: House GOP rejects earmark moratorium.  (Hat Tip: Hot Air.) McCotter’s | Read More »

    Pro-choice is FUN…till you have to DO it.

    From tomorrow’s Washington Post Magazine: “A Hard Choice: A young medical student tries to decide if she has what it takes to join the diminishing ranks of abortion providers.” Seems like learning to kill babies can be lots of fun: There isn’t anything nice about abortion, Lesley said, but she does not equate it with murder. “I think it’s a necessary evil, no, unpleasant service, | Read More »

    Rep. Linda Sanchez, single and pregnant

    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/reliable-source/2008/11/replindasanchezpregnantnow.html It’s actually going to be funny, listening to people who attacked Bristol Palin defend Linda Sanchez. And, vice versa, of course. They are obviously in different situations. One is a private citizen, and a kid, and had an “accident”. The other is a public official, and an adult, and the pregnancy is wanted.

    Pro-life action alert

    From Catholic Dads. Subject: Universal Declaration of Human Rights petition needs signing On December 10th*, pro-abortion groups will present petitions asking the United Nation’s General Assembly to make abortion a universally recognized human right.The Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute created an alternate petition drive that calls for government to interpret the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as protecting the unborn child from abortion. They | Read More »

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