Thursday, October 02, 2008

Life Links 10/2/08

Jon Shields writes on how Republicans need to educate the public about Roe v. Wade when they’re asked about it.
What these candidates do not seem to know is that surveys also reveal massive ignorance about what Roe means. James Davison Hunter, a sociologist at the University of Virginia, has shown that the vast majority of Americans believe Roe allows more restrictions than it actually does. Such “‘mass legal illiteracy,’” according to Hunter, explains why “Americans want to keep Roe intact, but also favor proposals that would restrict (some severely) what it currently allows, if not undermine it altogether.”
While the simple “I’m prolife” response to any question about abortion may be designed to lessen the number of individuals who are turned off by the answer, it doesn’t provide the opportunity to influence anyone.

The Matthew 25 Network should be ashamed of itself. It’s one thing for a prolife Christian to support Obama. It’s quite another for a self-proclaimed Christian organization to intentionally mislead people about a candidate’s position on abortion just because they favor him because of other issues.

In another example of pro-choice intolerance and violence, Jason Shireman has been charged with aggravated assault after allegedly trying to run over abortion protesters with his car.
During an interview with police, Shireman stated that he drove onto the sidewalk to show the demonstrators "what he thought about them." He denied trying to run over them.

Wesley Smith on the Governator’s most recent veto:
And what was Schwarzenegger doing as the CIRM bought Cadillac buildings on California citizens' credit card? Rather than chide the administrators to spend the people's borrowed money more prudently, the governor instead enthusiastically applauded the agency's opulence in a CIRM press release.

And now comes the cruelest cut of all; the veto of Democratic state Sen. Sheila Kuehl's SB1565, which would have forced the CIRM to keep Proposition 71's campaign promise to help the poor by, as a Senate committee analysis put it, guaranteeing "uninsured Californians access to any drug that is, in whole or in part, the result of research funded by the CIRM."

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