Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Life Links 8/27/08

Ramesh Ponnuru highlights and summarizes's assessment of the National Right to Life vs. Barack Obama on Illinois' Born Alive legislation. From FactCheck:
A June 30 Obama campaign statement responding to similar claims by conservative commentator William J. Bennett says that SB 1082 did not contain the same language as the federal BAIPA....

The statement was still on Obama's Web site as of this writing, Aug. 25, long after Obama had accused his detractors of "lying." But Obama's claim is wrong. In fact, by the time the HHS Committee voted on the bill, it did contain language identical to the federal act.

Prolife Republicans are supposedly anti-science but Nancy Pelosi, the leader of the House Democrats, bases her views on what happens at conception not on science or embryology but on the views of priest living in the 5th Century.

The Republican Party platform renews their opposition to abortion. The Associated Press calls their position "a hard line."

Steve Wagner on Bob Casey, Jr., Barack Obama and common good with regards to abortion:
Isn't it odd to speak of the "common good" when just this week we have heard both Barack Obama and Nancy Polosi go mute on the question of when human beings begin? What is the common good anyway, but the good of all human beings taken as a collective whole? If we can't judge who is a human and who is not, how can we discuss the good of those humans?

Ken Epp writes on his Canadian version of the Unborn Victims legislation and its opposition.
One of my most vocal critics has literally said this: “If the fetuses are recognized in this bill, it could bleed into people’s consciousness and make people change their minds about abortion.” My reaction was, “if opponents are really worried about this, their issue is not with C-484 but about protecting their ideology at all costs.” If their ideology can’t withstand people thinking about what that ideology actually involves, how secure are they in their position?

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