The ‘pro-life’ Executive Order

National Review has the text of a proposed Executive Order that would prohibit funding of abortion -- a scheme necessary to get Bark Stupak and other pro-life Democrats on board with the Senate version of health care reform. (Yuval Levin doubts the EO's language "possibly be a draft of actual executive order language" and therefore might only be symoblic.) I entirely endorse Kathryn Jean Lopez's comments: The reality of this or any other text, though is: It is meaningless legally. It has ... (Continue reading)

The madness continues (Obamacare update)

Worst job in the world this weekend? Democrat whip in the House of Representatives. Do they have the votes or don't they? Appears that no one knows, not even Nancy Pelosi. Talks to secure the votes of pro-life Democrats have broken down. The latest rumour is that there could be an executive order with Stupak-like language to satisfy pro-life Democrats. Don't believe it. Barack Obama is not going to issue an order with any actual teeth in it that will prevent health ... (Continue reading)

Conservatives capitulate on contraception

Two days after his Foreign Affairs Minister reasserted that contraception and abortion would not be part of the Canadian government's plan for maternal health, Prime Minister Stephen Harper seems to have reversed, or perhaps clarified, the government's position on contraception. Harper says that contraception will be included -- maybe. Or perhaps it was always included and it was not properly communicated. It is difficult to separate what everyone is saying and the media's spin. A close reading indicates that the Prime Minister ... (Continue reading)

March Madness (The rush to pass Obamacare)

Is it any coincidence that the Democrats are pushing for a health care reform vote on the opening weekend of the NCAA men's basketball tournament? To answer my own question, no. After being in power for 14 months and eight months after the first of numerous deadlines, the Democrat leadership insists that reform must be passed this weekend and signed into law before the Sweet Sixteen begins. Get it passed or get it over with seems to be the mindset on Capitol ... (Continue reading)

Prediction market goes sour on Obamacare

Intrade prediction market on whether Obamacare will become law (by June 30, 2010) falls from about $70 yesterday to under $35 today, the lowest point since March 3. (Continue reading)

Conservatives reassert maternal health position

Great news reported on the front page of today's Globe and Mail: The Conservative government has offered an explanation for why it will exclude contraception from its initiative to improve the health of mothers in poor countries: Birth Control doesn't fit with saving lives. In no uncertain terms, Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon yesterday ruled out any kind of family-planning programs being included in Canada's "signature" initiative at June's G8 summit - a strategy to improve the health of mothers and young ... (Continue reading)

Will pro-lifers save Obama?

At one point yesterday I was convinced that the Democrats had more than 220 votes and thus enough to pass their radical plan to reform health care. At another point, I figured they were about a half-dozen short of the 216 necessary to ram it through. Depending who you talk to, the feeling on The Hill is that the Democrats have enough or don't have enough with very few people admitting that they don't know. We might not know until ... (Continue reading)

Pro-aborts block campus GAP witness

At the University of British Columbia, pro-abortion demonstrators show their true colours by using their signs to block the Genocide Awareness Project message comparing abortion to past genocides. How very mature of those "pro-choice" students. Of course, in many jurisdictions abortion advocates have successfully used the power of the state to block pro-life sidewalk counselling, vigils and protests near abortion facilities. One might charge these young pro-aborts with hypocrisy but perhaps they would support the right of pro-lifers to "block" access ... (Continue reading)

Trickery necessary to get Obamacare passed

Grace-Marie Turner explains the Democrat thinking and complexities on the Slaughter Strategy and what Republicans can do about it all at NRO's Critical Condition. It speaks volumes that Obamacare cannot be passed honestly. Our esteemed editor and I have had a three-day long running email conversation on whether Democrats will risk electoral suicide to ram through the unpopular health care reform and we seem to be in agreement that they may have arrived at a point of no return where they have no ... (Continue reading)

Obamacare creeps closer to becoming reality

According to an NRO interview with heroic pro-life Democrat Bart Stupak, an anti-life health care reform bill will be pushed through Congress one way or another. That is, even without the Stupak amendment language, a number of his pro-life colleagues were picked off by the Democrat leadership to support Obamacare. Stupak's view is that the leadership and some weary pro-life Congressman just want the whole health care bill fiasco behind them. Stupak says the insistence on keeping the provisions to fund abortion and his party's hurry ... (Continue reading)

Christian college picketed for hosting pro-abort

In November we reported that Redeemer College in Ancaster was going to host pro-abortion speaker Stephen Lewis. This month we cover the pro-life protest at Redeemer and the college's response to our original article. Note that the college did not refute what we reported -- that they were a Christian college inviting a strongly pro-abortion speaker who holds numerous positions at odds with a Christian worldview. We didn't judge them for that; we merely reported those facts and let pro-lifers ... (Continue reading)

For human exceptionalism

The Swiss reject the idea of lawyers for animals by better than a two-to-one margin. That isn't to say that the country has sane laws surrounding animal rights: Switzerland tightened its laws two years ago and now has among the strictest rules anywhere when it comes to caring for pets and farm animals. The country's 160-page animal protection law states exactly how much space owners must give Mongolian gerbils (233 square inches) and what water temperature is required for African clawed ... (Continue reading)

O Canada sexist?

I had a post yesterday at Sobering Thoughts explaining guessing why I think the Tories opened the Pandora's Box of rethinking Canada's national anthem for its alleged sexism in the lyrics "in all thy son's command": I think what baffles people is the question of why the government would bother doing this. Let me speculate on the motivations: politics. First, be assured that this was focus-group tested and polled like crazy. Second, I am guessing that the polls ... (Continue reading)

Obamacare: largest expansion of abortion since Roe

Charmaine Yoest of Americans United for Life addresses abortion and health care in the pages of the Wall Street Journal. She examines whether or not President Barack Obama's "balanced" approach to abortion in his health care reform maintains the status quo (the Hyde Amendment) as Democrats claim or whether it "opens the spigots" to abortion funding. Yoest describes how Obamacare will expand abortion by paying for more of them: • It would change existing law by allowing federally subsidized health-care ... (Continue reading)

All of America owes Bart Stupak

Obamacare is wrong on every level, from life issues to its budget-busting costs to its dependency-creating government interventionism. There is nothing redeeming in it. But if it dies, it will be due to the work of pro-lifers who have made the bill about abortion funding as much, if not more than health care coverage itself. That is mostly due to the heroic work of Bart Stupak, a Democrat even I could vote for. Kathryn Jean Lopez makes note of the ... (Continue reading)

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