Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
ALL PRO-LIFE TODAY 8/23/2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Planned Parenthood's Amnesia
Planned Parenthood would like for people and communities to think that its motives are good and that its intentions are noble. But its actions, both past and present, prove the opposite to be true. Planned Parenthood expects most people to just sit back and allow its brand of "education" to seep into the minds of today's youth. But we must take the lead and stop this from happening. Today's commentary examines some of Planned Parenthood's actions and shows us how we can become involved in putting an end to its reign.
Bishop Frederick F. Campbell of Columbus, Ohio, is the latest Catholic bishop to instruct churches and schools that he oversees to not engage in fundraising for the Komen for the Cure organization because of its ties to Planned Parenthood. In July, Most Reverend Leonard P. Blair, the Bishop of Toledo, Ohio, said numerous questions Catholic have raised about Komen prompted him and his fellow Ohio bishops to investigate and his conclusion is that Komen has connections to the Planned Parenthood abortion business and embryonic stem cell research. Bishop Blair said he wanted to direct money in his diocese away from Komen and towards other charities without the same concerns.
News Observer A federal judge on Friday ordered North Carolina to honor its contract with a Planned Parenthood affiliate pending the outcome of the lawsuit the organization filed after the General Assembly cut off its funding. U.S. District Judge James A. Beaty Jr. issued a preliminary injunction that found merit with Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina's arguments that the ban on funding was unconstitutional on several grounds. At issue is $212,000 that would have gone to the group's clinics in Durham, Chapel Hill and Fayetteville.
In remarks before a Chinese audience Sunday, Vice President Joe Biden said he would not "second-guess" China's coercive population control policy, although he said the scheme was not economically sustainable. Biden noted that Chinese officials "share a similar concern" with American leaders in terms of a shaky economic outlook. "You have no safety net. Your policy has been one which I fully understand - I'm not second-guessing - of one child per family," said Biden. "The result being that you're in a position where one wage earner will be taking care of four retired people. Not sustainable."