Monthly Archives: August 2008

A somewhat favorable article about young Catholics and NFP

But it ends with the mandatory pro-contraception comment.

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Every woman should know her own fertility

Attacks on pro-life pharmacies

As I’ve said before: can advocates of affordable food start attacking “organic” stores for not carrying the food we want to buy?

Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt’s blog cited Mary Jane
Gallagher, president of the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health
Association, saying, “it’s really not acceptable to the people I represent that
this administration is considering allowing doctors and nurses and pharmacists
that have received their education to provide services to now be able to not
provide those services if they don’t want to.”

So, in other words, people should be forced to provide whatever business “services” their customers demand??? I don’t get it.

Not every orthopedic surgeon does back work, or knee work, or rib work: they have specialties within specialties. Not every gastroenterologist treats colon problems, or ulcers, or whatever. Why should every OB/Gyn be forced to do abortions and contraception?

I can understand the argument that pharmacists working for other companies should have to choose, but that’s an internal matter to the company, and it’s a matter of white martyrdom.

But why should a company be forced to adopt a pro-contraceptive mentality?

Is there a way to do a text "smiley" for "thumbs up"?

I was replying to a student’s e-mail just now, and I wondered if there was a text-based way to do a “thumbs up”. I know that you’ll see smiley graphics for “thumbs up” on some of those drop-down things on message boards and stuff, but I was wondering if there was a text-only method.

Joseph Biden is "Catholic"?????

I guess I’ve heard that before, but for some reason I’m always forgetting he’s one of the “Deadly Dozen.” Anyway, I predicted Obama would pick a pro-abortion “Catholic“. Now, let’s see McCain pick a pro-life Catholic.

Obama picks Biden

So, he picks an old guy with experience in foreign policy, balancing McCain’s strong points. But Biden has also been around long enough to have a lot of baggage with conservatives, so hopefully that will help.

I’d really been hoping he’d pick Hillary after all, though.

Brits want to ban "graphic" pro-life websites

Here’s the argument in a syllogism–
Premise 1: Women supposedly don’t feel guilty about abortions, and it’s pro-lifers who make them feel guilty.
Premise 2: Pro-life websites with graphic images of aborted babies and unborn babies make women feel guilty and damage their mental health.
Conclusion: Such websites should be banned.

Example they give: a woman has an abortion. *Then* she goes to a pro-life website, saying she hoped to ease her mind by seeing pictures of a “blob of cells”, and that seeing that the baby was so “human looking” disturbed her. In other words, she felt guilty to begin with.