Saturday, June 30, 2012

Vote Your Conscience

My friend's declaration about elections is the point of a line in Chief Justice Roberts' majority opinion: "It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices." Translated for our political season: "This is what you elected."
Kathryn Lopez

It should be clear to most people that you get the politicians you deserve, and 54% of Roman Catholics voted for Barack Obama in the 2008 election. Now they are faced with health care that will force them to either comply with the law or follow their conscience and break the law. Catholics who really are Catholics, that is.

Someone recently said to me we must pray for Americans during this fortnight of prayer called for by their bishops. I wanted to reply "we are already there in Canada". We lost our religious freedoms years ago, but no one seems to be aware of it. Our health care covers all sorts of things that violate Christian ethics, and we pay for all abortions with our tax dollars.

We really must vote by conscience, and stop choosing the lesser of two evils. That presumes that we really understand what evil is, and which of two things is the more evil. The right to life is the fundamental principle on which all the rest of our freedoms and rights stand, and to ignore that principle when we vote gets us exactly what Americans now have: the most pro-abort, anti-family president they have ever had.

Vote him out next November.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Abortion and Rights

"While doing a Choice Chain, we talk to more people in three hours than we would in three years if we didn't do it," she said.

Read more here - The Sudbury Star

If that is the result of taking graphic images to the public sidewalk, then I have to say "do it". It was only when the ordinary people of England were shown images of slaves in cargo ships that they "got" what it was that was going on.

Abortion is just a concept for most people. And, while debates and discussions are worthwhile, most of the time they avoid the reality of what abortion does: it ends the life of a human being because someone else has decided that life is not worth the sacrifice of being pregnant.

The rights of the woman are allowed to trump the rights of her child. If we are going to talk about rights in this issue, then the rights should be equal rights. The right of the woman that is being defended by pro-choice is the right not to be pregnant. She does not die, she does not exit this world without getting to live her life. The child in her womb is denied the right to live. Those are not equal rights, and the woman's belief that she can do with her body whatever she wishes cannot trump the right of the child to live.

It is not usually easy to do the "right thing", as Stephanie Gray says, but whom do we admire? People who chose the convenient way for themselves, or people who did something hard because it was right? Which world do you want to live in?

Monday, June 11, 2012

Blogging Light

I am in Ontario with my daughter and family. Elena just gave birth to a baby girl, this is #6 in a happy busy family. The oldest child is nine, actually a set of twins, so you can imagine how busy and noisy this household is.

Stories that I am following is the trial of Linda Gibbons, whose lawyer took her case to the Supreme Court and unfortunately they lost. Amazing that this woman who simply protests peacefully outside of abortion clinics in Toronto has spent more time in jail than Karla Homolka, while student protesters in Montreal who loot and break windows, are left free to do as they will. Abortion is the sacred cow of this country. Toronto Sun

I am also following the New Abortion Caravan, run by the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform. They are showing the truth about abortion to the public in Canadian cities from Vancouver to Ottawa. Brave folks, and it is giving me reason to draw all sorts of comparisons with the abolition of the slave trade, as I am reading a biography of William Wilberforce by Eric Metaxes. Good stuff. People of integrity have always suffered for their beliefs. Read more here
Unmasking Choice

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The true war on women is abortion

Women have been given the gift of being able to conceive, carry and give birth. The ironically named feminist movement has reversed that blessing into a curse and convinced so many that abortion is a gift. They were able to distort the beauty of life in the womb into a burden or disease that needed a cure. They blurred the line between healthcare and homicide and created an industry of death that rakes in billions of dollars on the blood of their own offspring.

Bryan Kemper of Stand True