Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Life Links 10/14/08

Kathryn-Jean Lopez lists some of Obama's positions on abortion.
Barack Obama has told the Planned Parenthood Action Fund that the first thing he will sign as president will be the Freedom of Choice Act, which will sweep away limits on abortion — state and federal — including restrictions on government funding of abortion and laws protecting anti-abortion health care providers.

Barack Obama has condemned the Supreme Court’s Gonzales v. Carhart ruling, which affirmed the federal partial-birth abortion ban.

Barack Obama supports federal funding of abortion.

Barack Obama opposes the Hyde Amendment, which restricts use of taxpayer dollars for supporting abortion.

Melinda Henneberger has an article in Slate on how some prolife women she's talked to will be voting for Obama this year for various reasons. She seems to see this as some sort of trend that prolife women are tired of voting for Republicans based on the abortion issue. I'm highly skeptical of this kind of interview less than 10 people study and then try to come to a conclusion. Isn't this the same kind of article we see every year where Catholics who supposedly voted for Republicans previously are now gung-ho for the Democrat.

Jill Stanek discusses her interaction with "fact-checking" Newsweek journalist Michael Scherer.
Given the time spent with and information given to Scherer, I should have been shocked today by his Groundhog Day follow-up article, "How valid is Palin's abortion attack on Obama?" but by now I'm used to MSM's willing suspension of belief in the truth about Obama, because the truth is just so incredibly awful, and he seems so nice. Obama couldn't possibly support infanticide of certain preborns, despite the fact he does. He just couldn't.

The Detroit Free Press has an article on the rehabilitation work of a woman who traveled to Portugal to receive an adult stem cell transplant for her spinal cord surgery. It's a reminder that there is no "silver bullet" to heal severe spinal cord injuries.

Pro-choicers in South Dakota recently held an event to show their displeasure with a proposal to make abortion illegal (with some exceptions). I don't think rallying for abortion in South Dakota is a big crowd getter. The article notes they had "more than 2 dozen" attend the rally. Is a rally really a rally if only 25 people show up?

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