Daily Archives: June 5, 2008

"Baby" "miraculously" survives abortion

Congratulations to the mother for her sort-of conversion experience.

“Another scan a week later confirmed the baby also had kidney problems, but doctors told the couple the baby was likely to survive, so they decided he deserved another chance at life.”

In other words, “the problems aren’t *quite* as bad as we thought, so we won’t kill him.” I have never understood the whole, “My baby is going to die, so I will abort him” mentality. It’s all about saving the *parents* pain.

“Women that have early terminations in weeks six, seven and eight, many times the pregnancy is so small that doctors miss removing the baby,” Alvarez said. “The danger is that the failed attempt can damage the baby. That is why these patients who get early terminations need follow-ups.”

This is so disgustingly callous, I can’t even comment.

But one other interesting point in this article. The quote above comes from “Dr. Manny Alvarez, managing health editor for FOXNews.com”

This coming from the network that refuses to acknowledge the problem of homosexuality in the priesthood; that has a pro-contraception Legionaire of Christ on its payroll; and that has dissident Catholics like Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly as its stars.

I’ve always felt that FOX News’s reputation for conservatism was highly undeserved. A great case in point was the coverage of John Paul II’s death. They had on several great Catholic commentators.

Janet Smith was on. The blonde anchoress stared by asking Dr. Smith her opinion on women’s ordination. As soon as she started giving the orthodox response, the anchor-babe started shouting her down, finally saying, “That’s all the time we have for this segment.”

There were several other very good Catholic commentators — a guy from the Cardinal Newman Society, and a few other folks I recognized from EWTN. Each one was on for a few minutes, said something fairly orthodox, was cut off, and “we’re out of time,” and that’s that.

Then, they had Fr. Drew Christiansen, SJ, of America Magazine (soon to become its editor when, as one of his first actions as Pope, Benedict XVI ordered Fr. Thomas Reese, SJ, to resign). Christieansen went on for well over an hour with all this liberal, progressivist tripe.

Obama: Good for the Country because he’s so "International"

“No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.”

Point here being that the Founding Fathers were deeply concerned about having a President who had deep ties to other countries.

This woman claims that Lenin and the Nazis had more of a conscience than St. Thomas Aquinas

Her case? She claims that Lenin and his crew, and the Nazis, at least acknowledged that what they were doing was evil, but felt it was necessary. But she compares the Inquisition to the Nazis and the Communists, and then points to Thomas Aquinas’s approval of the Inquisition.

Problem?
Her version of the Inquisition is right out of Edgar Allen Poe or George Bernard Shaw, or maybe Monty Python. It’s an unhistorical cultural myth of mysterious hooded guys showing up at your house in the middle of the night and arresting you without due process.

It’s a straw man.

In fact, the Inquisition was one of the most advanced legal systems of its day.

If a homosexual says it, it’s OK

If Rick Santorum says it, it’s “homophobia“.

A gay activist has said bestiality is OK, as long as the animal “doesn’t object.” Seems to me, I remember a certain Catholic senator being lambasted in 2003 for merely stating Catholic teaching that homosexuality goes against nature, and is morally equivalent to bestiality and a number of other sexual perversions.

Kind of like when Jerry Falwell’s magazine merely reported that gay magazines were calling Teletubbies character “Tinky Winky” a pro-gay character, and everyone attacked Falwell (who himself had nothing directly to do with the comments) a homophobe.

Now, whether Tinky Winky is symbolically a “gay” character is irrelevant. Teletubbies is definitely the embodiment of post-modernist chaos theory, and child psychologists have repeatedly warned that shows like this screw up kids’ emotional development.