Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Life Links 11/3/09

Trespassing charges have been stayed against prolife University of Calgary students who displayed pictures of aborted children on campus after prosecutors finally realized how stupid it would be to try to charge students with trespassing on their own campus.
No reason was given for staying the charges, but club treasurer Alanna Campbell said the charges -- laid about a year ago -- were ridiculous.

"They recognized it was kind of silly to try their own students with trespassing on their campus," said Campbell.

She also said the university was never able to tell them which bylaws or regulations CPL violated in refusing to turn inwards large photos graphically depicting abortion, while also comparing it to atrocities like the Rwandan genocide and the Holocaust.

Here's another sign that Jim Wallis should no longer be labeled prolife. He now rejects the a prolife declaration he signed in 1996 and says he can't remember signing it.

This past summer my father gave me an old (like early 1980's old) issue of Sojourners which included a variety of articles by prolifers. It's so sad that Wallis seems to have abandoned his prolife beliefs for a seat at President Obama's table.

I don't think I've ever read an article where I thought so little of a writer's personality than I do after reading this Alternet piece by Ann Neumann who went "undercover" to the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation's annual conference. It's amazing how her snideness drips out of this. After having to endure the presence of prolifers whose fashion sense wasn't up to her New York standards, she cowardly exits after briefly asserting her belief in cultural relativism with a retired woman.

The Catholic bishops are serious about getting abortion funding out of health care reform.
In an extraordinary call to
Catholics to prevent health care reform from being derailed by the abortion
lobby, the United Sates Conference of Catholic Bishops has sent bulletin
inserts to almost 19,000 parishes across the country.

"Health care reform should be about saving lives, not destroying them," the
insert states. It urges readers to contact Senate leaders so they support
efforts to "incorporate longstanding policies against abortion funding and in
favor of conscience rights" in health reform legislation.

"If these serious concerns are not addressed, the final bill should be
opposed," it adds.

Where does the Detroit News find these people? They're allowing some random freelance writer named John O'Neill to accuse both prolife and pro-choice organization in Michigan of being racist in 1988 without a hint of evidence. It's the kind of self-righteous, argument-free editorial where the writer chastises both sides for thinking they have a monopoly on truth which apparently only he has.

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