Quotes and Headlines

I love abortion. I don’t accept it. I don’t view it as a necessary evil. I embrace it. I donate to abortion funds. I write about how important it is to make sure that every woman has access to safe, legal abortion services. I have bumper stickers and buttons and t-shirts proclaiming my support for reproductive freedom. I love abortion. [Emphasis in original, though it was in italics, not bold.]

–Abortion activist Jessica DelBalzo, writing at RH Reality Check, under consideration as the Press Secretary for the Culture of Death Party


Faith, says Baroness Warsi, needs “a seat at the table in public life”. That, I think, can be translated as “faith should be allowed to influence public life”.

Why? Why should we allow minority beliefs to influence public policy?

Daily Mirror (UK) columnist Andrew Penman, embodying in a mere handful of words the anti-democratic, totalitarian impulse of modern secularism

(Via T19.)

In my latest book, I cite my personal favorite among the epic sweep of Commissar [Kathleen] Sebelius’s jurisdictional authority [under Obamacare]:

“The Secretary shall develop oral healthcare components that shall include tooth-level surveillance.”

Before Obama’s Act of Supremacy did the English language ever have need for such a phrase? “Tooth-level surveillance”: from the Declaration of Independence to dentured servitude in a mere quarter-millennium.

–Syndicated columnist Mark Steyn

The power to decide whether or not to use contraception lies with a woman – not her boss. What is more intrusive than trying to allow an employer to make medical decisions for someone who works for them?

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., who apparently doesn’t understand the difference between an employer actually making decisions for employees, and the employer not having to pay to underwrite the decisions that the employee makes

It’s time to tell Republicans ‘mind your own business.’ Ideology should never be used to block women from getting the care they need to lead healthier lives.

Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., who obviously has no compunctions about having the federal government tell Catholic institutions how to run their business

It is our clear understanding from the administration that the president believes as we do, and the vast majority of the American women should have access to birth control. It’s medicine, and women deserve their medicine.

Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-CA, undoubtedly seeking to frame the argument in such a way as to make the next step requiring Catholic institutions to pay for abortions

When I spoke with openly gay bishop Gene Robinson about following him through a particularly harrowing period that he was about to enter, I told him that talking to him was like talking to Joan of Arc, in a time when a doc crew could capture the drama of the church/state firestorm he had found himself in. He laughed but said that it was true – he was caught in the crosshairs of cultural change and it was important to record it along the way, so he invited me to follow him for the next four years.

Macky Alston, director of the film Love Free or Die, a documentary about Joan of Arc Bishop Robinson that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this week; what “church/state firestorm” Robinson was supposedly caught up in is a mystery to me, but I suppose it does enhance the Joan/Gene analogy

(Via Matt Kennedy at Stand Firm.)

The Minister for Family of the Papal Government, Cardinal Antonelli, told me a few days ago in Zaragoza that UNESCO has a program for the next 20 years to make half the world population homosexual. To do this they have distinct programs, and will continue to implant the ideology that is already present in our schools.

–Roman Catholic Bishop Demetrio Fernández of Cordoba, Spain (I’m as leery of the United Nations as the next guy, but this is either tinfoil hat material or got mangled in translation)

(Via Religion News Service blog.)

I’ve got a Tim Tebow problem….

If Tebow [and the Denver Broncos] wins the Super Bowl, against all odds, it will buoy his faithful, and emboldened faithful can do insane things, like burning mosques, bashing gays and indiscriminately banishing immigrants.  While America has become more inclusive since Jerry Falwell’s first political forays, a Tebow triumph could set those efforts back considerably.

Rabbi Joshua Hammerman, who has a lot more than a Tim Tebow problem

(Via MCJ.)

UPDATE: The Jewish Week has taken down the article from which this was taken, and Rabbi Hammerman has it taken down from his personal blog and offered an apology in its place.

(Hat tip: John E.)

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