January 2011

The next time someone tells you that abortion doesn’t affect you (you know the spiel– you can’t tell me what to do with my body; it isn’t hurting you, so who are you to impose your beliefs on me…), share with them this statistic, courtesy of Guttmacher–

35% of all US women will have had an abortion by the age of 45.

That’s a lot of hurt women.  That’s a lot of women who suffer silently over a “safe” and “rare” procedure.  Those are our neighbors, our friends, our bosses, our spouses.  And those children that we’ve lost — 52 million since Roe v. Wade — will never be able to be our friends, our neighbors, our bosses, or our spouses.


I haven’t read it all yet, but I know he speaks of both the positives and risks of this era of social communication.  Whole message here.

Who is my “neighbour” in this new world? Does the danger exist that we may be less present to those whom we encounter in our everyday life? Is there is a risk of being more distracted because our attention is fragmented and absorbed in a world “other” than the one in which we live? Do we have time to reflect critically on our choices and to foster human relationships which are truly deep and lasting? It is important always to remember that virtual contact cannot and must not take the place of direct human contact with people at every level of our lives.

Pope Benedict, Message for the 45th World Day of Social Communication

For all those people out there still trying to say Obama isn’t pro-choice, he reiterated his support for Roe v. Wade yesterday.

At the end of his little proclamation, he said, “And on this anniversary, I hope that we will recommit ourselves more broadly to ensuring that our daughters have the same rights, the same freedoms, and the same opportunities as our sons to fulfill their dreams.”

What dumb speech writer wrote that?  Last time I checked, it’s our daughters that we’re killing.  Oh, and we’re killing our sons, too.  So much for them having the right to life.  The freedom to live. And the opportunity to fulfill their dreams.

If you’re going to be pro-choice, Mr. President, at least be slick about it.

… the greatest American president was sworn into office.

Well, I guess some people may disagree with that statement.

But he’s my man, and I’m sticking to it.

Ronald Reagan’s 1st inaugural address here.