Friday, May 14, 2010

Life Links 5/14/10

The Washington Post profiles Marjorie Dannenfelser of the Susan B. Anthony List.

Overall, the story is fairly balanced but reporter Jason Horowitz displays some ignorance when he mentions Ramesh Ponnuru's book "The Party of Death."
Dannenfelser, wearing a striped beige jacket and a necklace of silver spheres, came out of her small office, where books about the importance of women in the life of Pope John Paul II ("Wojtyla's Women") and an anti-Democratic screed ("The Party of Death") sat in a short bookcase.
If you know nothing about a book past the title, you probably shouldn't comment on it.

The mindlessness of some abortion proponents never ceases to amaze me. There was a small protest (from another story's pictures it appears around 20 people attended) outside one of Florida Governor Charlie Crist's residences encouraging him to veto a recently passed ultrasound bill and it's gotten some media coverage.
"I can remember my mother telling me stories when I was young of young women dying in the streets from botched abortions." They're stories Nancy Turner has never forgotten, and stories she doesn't want to see happen again. That's why she and other pro-choice supporters are speaking out about House Bill 1143.
1. Dying in the streets? Seriously? Who believes that? We consistently have abortion proponents claiming sans evidence that hospital wards were full of women dying from botched abortions and now apparently the wards were so full that women were just left to die in the streets.

2. How on earth would a bill requiring abortionists to show women an ultrasound lead to women having botched abortions?

Here are a couple of stories on the March for Life in Canada. The Toronto Sun has some photos including the requisite photo of the handful of pro-choice protesters.

1 comment:

  1. What's the implication behind Horowitz's mention of two books on Dannenfelser's bookcase? Is it that if someone has a book in her bookcase, that she therefore presumably agrees with all (or at least most) of the arguments its author makes therein?

    Personally, I think that when someone owns a book, it means that person owns a book, and any further extrapolation by someone else is made at his own peril.