Dear readers, I know I haven’t been totally neglecting to feed the blog monster lately. But over the past week there have been several significant stories/articles that have caught my eye that I have wanted to, but failed to share with you here. I wish I had a better excuse, but unfortunately I can’t blame it on anything other than just sheer laziness. I procrastinate like it’s my job. So, here is my attempt to play a little catch-up and hopefully I’ll get back on track soon:
–Who has not heard of the heartbreaking, horrifying story of the infant found abandoned in an Italian hospital nearly two days after surviving and abortion attempt? Jill Stanek notes that this kind of thing still happens everyday here in our own country despite the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, which our President opposed when he was a Senator in IL.
—The NIH make 13 More ESC lines available for Federal funding. I haven’t heard a lot of buzz about this story – not that it’s a big shocker, of course. What kills me here is that, despite having the least restrictive laws when it comes to stem cell research, people still consider research in this country “hindered” – all because the taxpayers are not funding it enough! (see video below)
—N.J. court to rule whether hospitals may refuse life support despite wishes of families, patients I’ve also not heard a lot of pro-life chatter about this story, but I find it a bit alarming.
—Kos Article Says Number of Abortions May be ‘Too Low’ Yes, that’s right, 1.21 million abortions a year is not enough for Daily Kos writer Aimee Thorne-Thomsen. As Regular Guy Paul would say, “Please, tell me again how no one is pro-abortion.”
–Live Action recalls a bone chilling court examination of abortionist Dr. Stephen T. Chasen in which he says he has absolutely no concern for the life of the unborn child when he crushes its skull during a late term abortion. Well, that pretty much goes without saying dontcha think?
–Newsweek ran a cushy four-page conversation with several pro-abortion leaders on The Future of the Abortion-Rights Movement. Setting aside the fact that there’s no way in hell Newsweek would give the same amount of exposure to a bunch of pro-life leaders, … One of the things they seemed most concerned about was the lack of outspoken pro-choice men. I’m sorry, aren’t these the same people who, for 30 years have been telling men that they have no say in the matter whatsoever? Jill Stanek muses on this … in her most recent WND column.
–Bishop Slattery on suffering:
We must come to understand how it is that suffering can reveal the mercy of God and make manifest among us the consoling presence of Jesus Christ, crucified and now risen from the dead.
–I finally started reading Dean Koontz’ Frankenstein series about transhumanism, the dedication page of which reads:
For the power of man to make himself what he pleases means, as we have seen, the power of some men to make other men what they please.
-C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man
Tell me that doesn’t make you think, at least a little bit, about the recent news out of the UK about scientists cloning 3-parent embryos. I must admit, I’ve never read a Dean Koontz novel before, but I’m enjoying the first book so far. Related: read this NCReg. interview with Koontz about his faith and the preface he wrote to Wesley Smith’s latest book: A Rat is a Pig is a Dog is a Boy: The Human Cost of the Animal Rights Movement.
–and finally: Creative Minority Report’s Matthew Archibold writes at the National Catholic Register: The City of Philadelphia is in the Business of Killing Babies. This will get your blood boiling.
Thanks to Rebecca Taylor for digging up this video – which I’m pretty sure I’ve posted here before. It accompanies the second story I posted above quite nicely: