Thursday, August 27, 2009

Life Links 8/27/09

Edward Kennedy in 1971 via Rod Dreher’s Crunchy Con blog:
"While the deep concern of a woman bearing an unwanted child merits consideration and sympathy, it is my personal feeling that the legalization of abortion on demand is not in accordance with the value which our civilization places on human life. Wanted or unwanted, I believe that human life, even at its earliest stages, has certain rights which must be recognized -- the right to be born, the right to love, the right to grow old.....

I share the confidence of those who feel that America is willing to care for its unwanted as well as wanted children, protecting particularly those who cannot protect themselves. i also share the opinions of those who do not accept abortion as a response to our society's problems -- an inadequate welfare system, unsatisfactory job training programs, and insufficient financial support for all its citizens.

When history looks back to this era it should recognize this generation as one which cared about human beings enough to halt the practice of war, to provide a decent living for every family, and to fulfill its responsibility to its children from the very moment of conception."

A Washington man named Donald Hertz has been indicted after allegedly making a threat against abortionist Warren Hern and his family.
The threat to his family came June 23, three weeks after Tiller was shot to death on May 31 while handing out bulletins inside his church.

"We received an anonymous call saying there were two Vietnam veterans coming from Spanish Fork, Utah, to Boulder to hurt my family," Hern said.

Today, the Wall Street Journal has two stories discussing abortion in health care. One is an editorial by BeliefNet’s Steven Waldman who claims neither side is being 100% truthful and another article which discusses the debate.

Yesterday, the LA Times had an article about the fight between Troy Newman and Randall Terry over the Operation Rescue name.

Speaking of Randall Terry, he recently got thrown out of a town hall meeting. There’s a video of the incident at the Huffington Post. In my opinion, it doesn’t reflect well on Terry. It appears obvious that he wanted to get kicked out and his method of communication (yelling and calling Howard Dean a “Baby Killer”) isn’t something that's going to change anyone’s mind on health care reform. After being kicked out, he got what he really wanted: interviews with media and publicity.

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