Recent US Commentary

In the beginning was the Word…

We ultimately have bigger fish to fry than vocabulary ... But it is precisely words that frame the debate and shape our intellectual landscape. It is with the humble word that we begin, as the Gospel of John reminds us.
Opinion
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No, Planned Parenthood does not show women how to cover up domestic abuse. But….

A video making the rounds in pro-life circles claims that Planned Parenthood shows women how to cover up signs of domestic abuse. A video posted on the group’s Info for Teens Facebook page shows a woman giving make-up tips to cover up bruises, abrasions, and signs of strangulation. At first it might seem that this proves that Planned Parenthood does not just perform 330,000 abortions a year; it is now providing beauty tips to battered women. However, the video is actually a clever, if chilling, parody opposed to covering up domestic abuse. Planned Parenthood, which is nothing if not obsessive […]
Blogs
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Pro-life summit: Where are we?

As I indicated yesterday, I attended a summit meeting of pro-life activists and apologists in Columbus, Ohio, on Monday and Tuesday, spearheaded by Mark Harrington of Created Equal. The summit was to assess where the movement is in light of the reelection of Barack Obama, also bearing in mind the fact we’re nearing the 40 year mark of legalized abortion in the U.S. Heads of various groups from around the country and Canada gave their analyses, many via Skype, and also provided a snapshot of their plans for 2013. I was looking forward to this summit, because in my opinion […]
Blogs
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