Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Combat Creeping Censorship of Social Conservatism

From CHP leader Rod Taylor:

A couple of recent examples come to mind. In Whitby, Ontario, Liberal MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes is sponsoring an e-petition calling on Parliament to ban images of the victims of abortion. The images, of course, are terrible to look at. They show what abortion really does. This makes Planned Parenthood look bad. Ms. Cesar-Chavannes and other defenders of abortion-on-demand don’t want people thinking about the suffering of the pre-born or the tragedy of their being killed. They want people to think happy thoughts about “choice” and “empowerment.” 
In Ontario and BC, provincial governments have drawn the curtain on statistics relating to abortion procedures. Taxpaying citizens are not permitted access to the numbers of abortions, the statistical causes, the negative health outcomes, or the cost to provincial coffers. It is censorship and that of the worst kind. They do not censor pornography or lewd displays during the so-called “pride” parades. They only censor important health statistics relevant to their favourite cause: abortion-on-demand. 
Another example is the recent action by the City of Hamilton to remove three bus shelter ads sponsored by CHP Hamilton Mountain. These ads show a man entering a door marked “Ladies Showers” and pose the question, “Competing Human Rights—Where’s the Justice?” It appears that some at the City do not want people questioning public policy, which is public information and thus subject to public scrutiny. There is something very wrong when any public policy is sheltered from public scrutiny.

If we're going to ban abortion imagery, then ban all violent imagery. If children shouldn't be subjected to pictures of abortion, then they shouldn't be subjected to any violent imagery. No more public pictures of abused animals, casualties of war, decapitated hostages, drunk driving victims or the like. All of it, banned! For the children.... Let's shield the images of dead children to protect children.

Meanwhile, lewd pictures in the public square are A-OK!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Science and Logic are Not Enough: What Pro-Lifers Are Up Against

Once upon a time, it was widely believed among pro-lifers (and still is) that if we educate the public about prenatal life, we could convince them that life begins at conception and they would in turn recognize the humanity (and by extension) equality of the unborn child.

Seasoned pro-life activists who have come across educated abortion supporters know that this isn't true. There are many well-educated people in the world who can be persuaded to say that human life begins at conception, but that life does not amount to an equal human being.

I think the pro-life argument is based on air-tight logic. 

But here is what I have learned in debating abortion: There is more to knowledge than facts and logic.

Monday, August 29, 2016

An update

I know I haven't been blogging much lately.

I wanted to get away from the model of commenting on a news article everyday. It got to the point that I felt I had to "feed the blog" every day, and that unconsciously I was asking myself "so what do I want to be mad at today?"

I don't have the time to do that kind of blogging any more. I have four kids. They are still on summer break, and there's a kitchen reno going on in my house. I have other things going on in my life.

But I still have things to say about pro-life issues, and I still want to express them in a format that's longer than a tweet or facebook status.

I noticed that when I used to write these personal entries, my blog stats would go down, so I didn't write them a lot.

But now that my blog stats are almost completely zero, I suppose that point is moot. I will be posting material for the handful of people who really want to read what I think. This may not be the blog fodder of the days of yore. That's perfectly fine with me. I don't have the time or the energy these days to keep up with the blogosphere.

I had wanted to write more formal pieces that focused on pro-life themes in history. That still interests me, but it's tough to do when the kids are home. I hope to get back to it in the coming weeks.

For now, I will just share my thoughts as they come, regardless of the day's news.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Friday, August 05, 2016

Links: ProLife, Gay Marriage, RU486, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, etc

I have so many good links I said to myself: what the hay? Let's do a links blogpost.

People in homosexual ‘marriages’ almost 3 times more likely to commit suicide: study Because of homophobia, I'm sure.

NOW president: ‘I don’t care’ if life scientifically begins at conception, and if babies have to die in the name of reproductive autonomy, so what? Right feminists? Right.

Mifegymiso (abortion pills) Official Update -- It appears the restrictions on RU486 will remain. See also: Restrictions on abortion pill in P.E.I. give doctors ‘access to an excuse’ not to supply them: critics

No, Donald Trump did not eject a baby. I want to make it clear: I don't necessarily want Donald Trump to win, but I absolutely want Hillary Clinton to lose. So I do post links and messages that are both supportive and critical of Donald Trump. In truth, Donald Trump makes me want to cry, and I'm devastated he's the one who has to win in order for Hillary to lose. I would have been happier with practically anyone else. Except Justin Trudeau. That's how bad he is.

The American Catholic bishops denounce a politician who officiated at a same-sex marriage
, but won't name him. Which I think is cowardly. Do your job guys.

Pro-Lifers and Freedom Lovers: GET OUT YOUR CREDIT CARD. Please donate to Pat Maloney's GoFundMe campaign that will help fund her court case against the Ontario government. She is trying to get the Government to reveal to her the actual number of abortions performed in Ontario. There is a statute that explicitly forbids access to information requests on abortion, which is outrageous. We have a responsibility to support all those activists who do the heavy lifting and move the pro-life agenda forward. So please. Give! And be generous. And of course, share this on your social media.

UK: Mothers abort 20 IVF babies a year after discovering their child would be born with Down's syndrome "Down’s is the chief reason why women who have paid for expensive IVF treatment have terminated their pregnancy, according to analysis by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority."

Marco Mastromonaco raises a pertinent issue:

A recent homily given by a young priest hit a nerve among many of the Faithful and perhaps caused us to pause and to think. Father Jacques Hemel, the martyred 86yr old french priest who went willingly to his death caused by two young ideologically bent followers of radical Islam. The content of the homily was simple,.. 'Where were the men in the Parish to rush and protect this priest?' We heard about the women and the nuns who assisted at the Mass,.. So where were the 'dudes' so to speak?

He goes on to decry the crisis on manhood in the Church.

The Use of Twitter Bots to Target 'Harassment' : A must-read if you frequently engage on Twitter.

Just an interesting abstract: The average age for pregnancy detection is 5.5 weeks and hasn't changed in 23 years.

The Conservative Media Echo Chamber Is Making the Right Intellectually Deaf