Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Life Links 5/12/09

Ross Douthat's latest op-edin the New York Times discusses Obama's differing strategies on abortion and same-sex marriage.
Among their many aspirations for his presidency, Barack Obama’s admirers nurse a persistent hope that he might be able to end the culture wars. And by end, they generally mean win. The real hope is a final victory for cultural liberalism, and social conservatism’s permanent eclipse.

These hopes are overstated, but not necessarily irrational. Four months in, the Obama administration does seem to have a plausible strategy for turning the “social issues” to liberalism’s advantage. The outline is simple: Engage on abortion, and punt on gay rights.

Three women in South Africa have been arrested for murder after one of them allegedly took some abortion pills, the child was born alive and then buried alive.

American Right to Life's Bob Enyart, his brother and another man (who I'm guessing is also involved with American Right to Life) were convicted for trepassing after they delivered a letter for James Dobson to Focus on the Family office and then refused to leave the reception area. They face up to 90 days in jail.

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