abortion

Planned Parenthood Video #4 Is a Shocker

Featured image The Center for Medical Progress released its fourth undercover Planned Parenthood video today. I won’t attempt to characterize it in detail, except to say that most will find it shocking, especially the last three minutes. There is one exchange that I can’t believe means what it seems to mean: Sometimes if we get, if someone delivers before we are able to see them for a procedure, then we are intact. »

Hillary Looking for Cover Over Planned Parenthood? [With Observation by John]

Featured image Of course Hillary Clinton hedges over everything—did you see her dodge when asked about the Keystone XL pipeline? Even the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza called it “ridiculous.” I wonder what Cillizza makes of her comment this morning about the Planned Parenthood videos? While Hillary professed that she’s unalterably pro-choice and plans to “stand with Planned Parenthood,” there was the telltale hedging, as though she wants to leave room to run »

Planned Parenthood Video No. 3

Featured image The Center for Medical Progress released its third Planned Parenthood video today. It is around 12 minutes long and is posted below. This video is quite different from the first two. It features a woman named Holly O’Donnell, who formerly worked for a company called Stem Express. Her job was to extract intact body parts from aborted babies. The first time she tried to do it, she fainted. The video »

Hitler Learns About the Planned Parenthood Videos

Featured image A couple of readers suggested I work up another “Hitler Learns About. . .” parody of the Planned Parenthood videos. I hesitated a long time on this. There’s nothing funny or ironic about this story, like a botched play call at the Super Bowl. The reductio ad Hitlerum style of argument is usually wrong or trivializing of the most monstrous evil of the last century when applied to current political »

Planned Parenthood’s Week in Pictures

Featured image One of the turning points for the civil rights movement in the early 1960s was when the network news broadcast film of scenes like Bull Connor (member of the Democratic National Committee, keep in mind) turning fire hoses on black civil rights marchers. The videos of the grotesque callousness of Planned Parenthood that are coming out may prove to be a similar turning point for late-term abortion. (Don’t miss Charles »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll takes on a new role this week as she plays MS. MANNERS FOR PLANNED NON-PARENTHOOD FLAKS. She writes: Sometimes when a Cosmo Girl of Today has lunch with pals, sipping an amusing little glass of merlot, the question of what to talk about arises. The old admonition against sex, religion, and politics, is, of course, laughingly out of date. Still, there are some topics to be avoided, particularly »

The gospel according to Ms. Hillary

Featured image Speaking at the Women in the World Summit in New York on Thursday night, Madam Hillary came out foursquare in favor of strict enforcement of the law. In the video below, with a brief excerpt from the speech, she sounds like a lawgiver than a law enforcer, and a lawgiver of a most unsavory kind. She decrees, when it comes to abortion, that we have got to get our minds »

Democrats and their masters

Featured image The Democratic Party appears to take the sacramental view of abortion. Any act that might tend to deter an abortion is to be resisted. It’s the abortion equivalent of the positive good school of slavery. If the party as a whole doesn’t subscribe to this view, its funders certainly must. Thus the dramatic turnaround in Democratic support for the Justice for Victims of Sex Trafficking Act of 2015. It passed »

Anne Kuster’s ghoulish pro-choice rally [UPDATED]

Featured image Annie Kuster, a Dartmouth grad, represents New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District. She’s a “pro-choice” Democrat. Kuster is locked in a tight race with rising star Republican Marilinda Garcia. Larry Sabato rates the race “leans Democratic.” This morning, Kuster held a rally to announce that she has received the endorsement of NARAL Pro-Choice New Hampshire, the state’s leading pro-abortion outfit. The rally was held in a room decorated with a skeleton »

CRB: Roe v. Wade at 40

Featured image The Fall 2013 Claremont Review of Books (subscribe here) comes out this week, and our friends at the CRB have allowed us once again to preview some choice (my choice) pieces for our readers. Yesterday we took a look at Michael Nelson’s review of 2012 presidential campaign books. Today we consider the Supreme Court’s 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade. Abraham Lincoln famously characterized the Supreme Court’s Dred Scott decision »

God bless Matt Birk

Featured image Earlier this week, the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens visited President Obama at the White House. The reports I read noted that a few members of the championship squad were unable to attend because they were practicing with a new team. But I saw no mention that any member skipped the event as a protest. It turns out, however, that center Matt Birk did just that. Birk, who retired after »

Gosnell and the left

Featured image Journalist J.D. Mullane appeared on FNC’s Huckabee show over the weekend for an excellent interview on the Gosnell trial. Mullane spoke in moving terms of his attendance at the trial as a transformative experience. The interview essentially updated and amplified on his column “What I saw at the Gosnell trial.” Someone should cut a video of the interview and get it online. In the meantime, I want to draw attention »

“God bless the abortionist”

Featured image President Obama really poured it on in his speech to Planned Parenthood yesterday (video below). Taken together with the introduction by Planned Parenthood’s president, we get a full airing of the sacramental view of abortion that underlies the Democrats’ mania on behalf of the practice. Obama’s speech begins at about 6:30. In the gospel according to Barry, we now have the blessing for the abortionist: “As long as we’ve got »

The barbarism in Philadelphia

Featured image I first became aware of the Gosnell case through Joseph Bottum’s February 2011 Weekly Standard article “To live and die in Philadelphia” and Clarke Forsythe’s January 2011 Weekly Standard online column “The Supreme Court’s back alley runs through Philadelphia.” Bottum’s and Forsythe’s pieces were based on the grand jury report in the case, which has now gone to trial. The Standard takes another look at the Gosnell case today, not »

Breaking the the big Gosnell silence

Featured image In his USA Today column Glenn Reynolds pays tribute to Kirsten Powers for her USA Today column on the silence of the mainstream media regarding the Gosnell murder trial: Like pretty much everyone who writes opinion columns, I hope that people will read what I write and look at things differently as a result. It happens, sometimes. But very few have the impact of Kirsten Powers’ column on the murder »

What he saw at the Gosnell trial

Featured image I posted J.D. Mullane’s PhillyBurbs.com column in our Picks over the weekend, but I want to take the liberty of drawing special attention to it. Mullane’s column is “What I saw at the Gosnell trial.” Mullane’s column is accompanied online by a photo of the press section at the trial that Ed Morrissey declared “Photo of the day.” Mullane’s column opens: It is hard to decide the most appalling images »

Obama and infanticide

Featured image Following up on Steve’s post on liberal hypocrisy, below is the 2003 video clip of then state senator Barack Obama stating his well rehearsed position in favor of abortion rights and against proposed Illinois legislation supporting infants born alive but requiring medical support. This past September Ramesh Ponnuru reviewed Obama’s record and concluded: During Obama’s [2008] presidential campaign, pro-lifers argued that so extreme was his devotion to abortion that he »