Recent US Commentary

Daily Beast: Wendy Davis Is ‘America’s Conscience on Abortion’

Pity The Daily Beast’s Keli Goff. Anyone who would try to explain “How Wendy Davis Became America’s Conscience on Abortion” must have a tragically ill-formed concept of conscience. Or maybe Goff just lost a bet. But “The Texas gubernatorial candidate didn’t flip-flop,” Goff assured readers on Feb. 18, “she just voiced what a large percentage of Americans already think of this hot button issue.” That issue is a ban on abortion after 20 weeks, and Davis’ recently expressed support for such a ban (provided certain changes) is indeed in line with what a large percentage of Americans think. But most Americans didn’t […]
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Vulgar abortion doctor: And they wonder why they get no respect

After reading Robin Marty’s piece in Think Progress the other day about abortion doctor Cheryl Chastine (pictured right), I thought I’d peruse some of Chastine’s tweets to see what she has been up to. Chastine is on the cusp of sacrificing a promising career as a legitimate ob/gyn to to take abortionist George Tiller’s place at his retooled abortion clinic in Wichita. I’ve loosely followed Chastine’s whereabouts since I took part in Pro-Life Action League’s first protest and “outing” of her at her former Oak Park, Illinois, practice last April. I say “former” because the doctors at her day job let her go due to the public […]
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University apologizes to pro-life students for removing display

Yesterday I reported that the University of Alabama had removed Bama Students for Life’s pro-life display only two days before its reserved one-month run was scheduled to end. A school administrator told the group their display was taken down on February 6 due to complaints about photos it included of two mothers who died during abortions and two images of tiny abortion victims. The group immediately retained Alliance Defending Freedom as legal counsel, sent the university a formal letter of complaint requesting an apology and another display opportunity, and scheduled two days of public events for February 19 and 20 to spotlight the school’s denial of their First […]
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Happy Valentine’s! Media claim true love = no kids

Could a “childfree” life be the secret ingredient to a happy marriage? Many in the media certainly think so – and they’ve been promoting the idea more and more. Journalists were abuzz with the topic last year after Time magazine’s cover story detailed a new British study claiming “childfree” translates to happier relationships. Lefty sites such as Slate, The Huffington Post and The Daily Beast published articles on women romanticizing their childless lives where women and experts reasoned, “I don’t enjoy alien-parasites” (aka “babies”) and “people have children to glorify their own ego,” to then call “the childfree life” “the […]
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Nearly naked man vs dead babies: Guess which campus display was censored?

Backdrop on the above from the Boston Globe, February 5: A realistic-looking statue of a man sleepwalking in his underwear near the center of Wellesley College has created a stir among the women on campus, especially as more than 100 students at the all-women’s college signed a petition asking administrators to remove it. The statue, called Sleepwalker, is part of an art exhibit featuring sculptor Tony Matelli…. “[T]his highly lifelike sculpture has, within just a few hours of its outdoor installation, become a source of apprehension, fear, and triggering thoughts regarding sexual assault for many members of our campus community,” says […]
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