Monday, November 09, 2009

Life Links 11/9/09

I share Ramesh Ponnuru’s thoughts about the possibility of Republicans voting “present” on the Stupak amendment to prevent it’s passage. Bad idea.

Democrat Diane DeGette claims she has more than 40 House Democrats who will vote against the final version health care reform legislation if it includes the Stupak amendment.

At the Huffington Post, Jessica Arons doesn’t seem to understand what insurance is for in the first place.
Stupak and his allies claim his Amendment doesn't ban abortion from the Exchange because it allows plans to offer and women to purchase extra, stand-alone insurance known as a rider to cover abortion services. Hopefully the irony of this is immediately apparent: Stupak wants women to plan for a completely unexpected event.
Ummmm..... Isn’t that what all types of insurance are for? Finding ways of planning ahead for unexpected events like car crashes, house fires, and unplanned physical conditions.

Sarah Palin rallied prolifers in Wisconsin on Friday night.
Palin didn’t mention President Obama by name, but did take a shot at him for opposing an abortion-related measure as an Illinois state senator and more than once mocked his catch phrase.
Politco reporter Jonathon Martin apparently doesn’t want to get into the details about President Obama’s opposition to legislation which provided protection to infants who survived abortions.

Apparently, newborn babies cry in their native tongue because of prenatal exposure to language.
French newborns tend to cry with rising melody patterns, slowly increasing in pitch from the beginning to the end, whereas German newborns seem to prefer falling melody patterns, findings that are both consistent with differences between the languages.

This suggests infants begin picking up elements of language in the womb, long before their first babble or coo.

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