abortion

Kamala Harris, abortion absolutist

Featured image Kamala Harris is “simply American,” but so much more. She’s a three-fer: Asian American, African-American, and female. I’n not sure how much Harris’ Asian heritage will help her in her quest for the Democratic nomination, but the other two identities are crucial to that quest. If Harris obtains majority support from African-American and from female Democrats, she’s virtually a shoe-in for the nomination, assuming a decent share of the African-American »

Northam: Once More With Feeling

Featured image It looked for a few minutes last night that Gov. Ralph Northam might resign during the Super Bowl, which would be even better than a late Friday afternoon for burying bad news. It was reported that he was huddling with top aides, but so far nothing has come of it. Meanwhile, quite a number of people have said that conservatives should stay on the sidelines on this whole matter, because »

Our Calhoun moment

Featured image The internal logic of the uninhibited abortion regime has resulted in a sacramental and/or positive good view of abortion. Before the revelation of his medical school yearbook photo display embarrassed Democrats, Governor Northam extended the cheery view to infanticide. Democrats want him to disappear and take the inconvenient questions he inadvertently raised with him. The abortion regime will be with us long after Northam disappears (as will the Dems’ cynical »

Yester ghoul And today

Featured image Do you remember the famous “butcher” cover that briefly adorned the Beatles’ American album Yesterday And Today? I think it eloquently conveyed the Beatles’ protest against Capitol Records. They saw Capitol butchering their carefully constructed British albums to maximize product and they were not happy about it. Capitol’s butchery resulted in the Yesterday and Today album. One of our Virginia readers has drawn on the original Yesterday And Today cover »

Let the healing begin

Featured image I don’t want Virginia Governor Ralph Northam to resign. In his own way he perfectly represents the Democratic Party. He is a devout advocate of the positive good view of abortion. He defends extension of the practice to “infants” or, perhaps preferably, postpartum entities. He freely dealt the race card from the bottom of the deck against Ed Gillespie. Now he heartlessly leaves us wondering whether he is the man »

The Dems’ death cult

Featured image The sacramental or positive good view of abortion lurks in the Democratic orthodoxy regarding “a woman’s right to choose,” but Democrats ambitious for national office have mostly remained content to keep the view implicit and to decry the difficulty of the “choice” in these terms even in the third trimester of pregnancy, as Hillary Clinton did in the third of her debates with candidate Trump in 2016. Candidate Trump effectively »

The Collins factor

Featured image Sen. Susan Collins said today that she will “not support a [Supreme Court] nominee who demonstrated hostility to Roe v. Wade.” When Collins met with President Trump, she told him of this position. She also told him that some of the 25 names on his list of possible nominees are unacceptable to her. It’s not clear to me whether she identified them by name, but I assume she either did »

Jones Wins: Al Franken Hardest Hit

Featured image I might as well get into the “hot take” game. Democrats and their media echo chamber will openly celebrate Doug Jones’s narrow win in Alabama, but inside I’ll bet they are actually disappointed. There is little chance they can hold this seat in 2020 (unless Republicans nominate Roy Moore again). Meanwhile, Jones deprives them of their favorite talking point that Republicans are all drooling knuckle-dragging morons. Worse, it means Al »

Linda Greenhouse freaks out

Featured image Linda Greenhouse, the former Supreme Court reporter for the New York Times, is often wrong but never in doubt. These days, she has no doubt that “we’re all living in Sheriff Joe [Arpaio] country now.” How so? Because of the Trump administration’s position on whether a 17 year-old illegal immigrant in federal custody can obtain an immediate abortion on demand. A three-judge panel ruled, in a 2-1 decision, that the »

Trump’s dishonest attempt to hide behind Justice Alito on abortion

Featured image Last night, in response to a question from Hugh Hewitt as to whether he would make a deal with liberals on religious liberty, Donald Trump decided to defend the judicial record of his sister, federal appeals court judge Maryanne Trump Barry, on abortion. In doing so, Trump displayed his characteristic ignorance and dishonesty. Here was the exchange: TRUMP: Now, Ted’s been very critical — I have a sister who’s a »

Todd vs. Fiorina on Meet the Press

Featured image Yesterday on Meet the Press, Chuck Todd trotted out the Democrats’ talking points against Carly Fiorina. She clubbed him repeatedly, smiling all the while. By mid-way through the 11-minute segment, Todd looks shell-shocked. The Planned Parenthood point is an interesting one. Carly is mistaken, in that no CMP video released so far shows a live baby pre-killing. The body parts that we see being collected for sale are from already-aborted »

Killing Babies: It’s Obama Administration Policy

Featured image To me, the most shocking moments in the Planned Parenthood videos are the several instances where people associated with the organization appear to talk about killing babies who have been born alive, and selling their organs. I could hardly believe that this was true, and yet it clearly seems to be implied by PP employees themselves. If true, I thought it was a major scandal, worthy of criminal prosecution. Evidently »

Center for Medical Progress’s Latest PP Video: “Everything We Provide Is Fresh”

Featured image The Center for Medical Progress released its latest Planned Parenthood video today. It is around 12 minutes long, and is compiled from several original videos which CMP also released, in full, unedited form, on its YouTube page. This latest video features a number of Planned Parenthood employees or representatives (the organization’s structure is unclear to me) talking about selling babies’ body parts. The conversation is frequently creepy enough to be »

Hillary Clinton’s version of a terrorist

Featured image Here’s the video. David French has more. »

The Latest Planned Parenthood Video: Utterly Appalling

Featured image The Center for Medical Progress released another Planned Parenthood video today. It once again features Holly O’Donnell, a former technician for StemExpress, one of the buyers of baby parts from Planned Parenthood. The video consists mostly of Miss O’Donnell describing an incident in which a baby’s heart was still beating, and she was instructed to cut through the baby’s face so that his brain–the baby was a boy–could be removed »

The Latest Planned Parenthood Video: Did the Mothers Really Consent?

Featured image The latest Center for Medical Progress Planned Parenthood video was released yesterday. It features Holly O’Donnell, the same young woman who appeared in a prior video. O’Donnell, who describes herself in the most recent video as pro-life, is a former blood and tissue procurement technician for StemExpress, which buys babies’ body parts from Planned Parenthood. The main theme of this installment is that, contrary to PP’s repeated assurances, it isn’t »

5th Planned Parenthood Video Discusses “Intact Fetal Cadavers”

Featured image I have suspected from the beginning that the ten or more videos of Planned Parenthood personnel discussing the selling of infant organs would get progressively worse (for PP), and there have been rumors that one or more might contain evidence of intact fetal cadavers or even confirmation of a live birth terminated outside the womb (what normal people would call “infanticide”). Today the Center for Medical Progress released the fifth »