Sunday, May 28, 2017

Pro-Lifers: Don't Get TOO Excited Over an Andrew Scheer Win

The victory of Andrew Scheer in the Conservative Party Leadership is about the best outcome that pro-lifers could have expected.

It's not just that he won. But we won with the second- and third-place votes of people like Pierre Lemieux and Brad Trost-- whom I was shocked to see go eleven rounds. (And I was rooting for him!)

He proved that social conservatives are still an important force in the party.

We can pat ourselves on the back for our effort to mobilize the vote.

That being said, there are two realities we must bear in mind about an Andrew Scheer victory.

Monday, May 01, 2017

VIDEO: "Punch a Nazi" (ft. Rucka Rucka Ali) - Social Justice: The Musical

To everyone who is fed up with SJW antics... this one is for you. Pretty catchy song.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Another Feminist Distortion on the History of the Ultrasound...

I interrupt my blogging hiatus to comment on this article in The Atlantic entitled: How Ultrasound Became Political. (According to my facebook feed, the original title seems to have been How the Ultrasound Pushed the Idea that a Fetus is a Person.)

I will limit my comments to historical aspects of the article, otherwise I will have to write a lengthy essay.

Moira Weigel is a PhD candidate Comparative Literature and Film and Media Studies. She is not a historian. In my experience, literature and arts students are notorious for making historical claims that are not backed up by the facts.

First, let’s address the title: How Ultrasound Became Political. In fairness, it may not even be her title. Ultrasound has been political for a very long time. Ian Donald, the inventor of the ultrasound, used it to campaign against abortion in the 1970s.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

BOOK REVIEW: Sacred Embryology by Francesco Cangiamila

Francesco Cangiamila

Translated into French by Abbé Joseph Dinouart, 1766. Second French Edition.
Originally published in Sicilian in 1745 and in Latin in 1758.

In this day and age, the most salient issue for pro-lifers is abortion. No other issue concerning the unborn comes in at a close second. In the 18th century, things were different. Pro-lifers-- those preoccupied with the fate of the unborn-- had a completely different issue. Their main concern was making sure that every child received baptism, including those babies whose mothers died in labour, and who risked being unbirthed.

Hence: Sacred Embryology; subtitled: Or a Treaty on the Duties of Priests, Physicians, Surgeons Midwives Towards Children in the Womb of their Mothers. It was originally written in Italian by Francesco Cangiamila of Palermo, Sicily, where he worked as the Archdiocesan inquisitor.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

The Launch of the Abortion Debate in France in the Nineteenth Century

Anglosphere conceives of the abortion debate as something that primarily takes place in the twentieth century. There was virtually no debate that abortion was ever acceptable. If abortions did take place, doctors just did what they thought they had to do, and kept quiet about it.

In France, the situation was quite different.