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Eleanor Clift Says Planned Parenthood Performs "A Very Small Number of Abortions."

Since when is over 300,000 abortions a year a "very small number?" Not just a "small number." A "VERY small number."

Frequent abortion apologist Eleanor Clift reportedly recently said on the McLaughlin Group, "I do have a problem when they try to cut funding to Planned Parenthood which provides a lot of health services and a very small number of abortions."

I know you're shocked. Mostly because you had no idea that the McLaughlin Group was still on the air. Neither did I.

Please continue reading at The National Catholic Register>>>







HT Newsbusters


*subhead*Tragic.*subhead*

Trump Implies That Ted Cruz's Dad Was Involved in JFK Assasination. No, Seriously.

Just when you thought things couldn't get weirder in this election cycle.

Politico:

Donald Trump on Tuesday alleged that Ted Cruz’s father was with John F. Kennedy’s assassin shortly before he murdered the president, parroting a National Enquirer story claiming that Rafael Cruz was pictured with Lee Harvey Oswald handing out pro-Fidel Castro pamphlets in New Orleans in 1963.

A Cruz campaign spokesperson told the Miami Herald, which pointed out numerous flaws in the Enquirer story, that it was “another garbage story in a tabloid full of garbage.”

“His father was with Lee Harvey Oswald prior to Oswald's being — you know, shot. I mean, the whole thing is ridiculous,” Trump said Tuesday during a phone interview with Fox News. “What is this, right prior to his being shot, and nobody even brings it up. They don't even talk about that. That was reported, and nobody talks about it.”

“I mean, what was he doing — what was he doing with Lee Harvey Oswald shortly before the death? Before the shooting?” Trump continued. “It’s horrible.”
Hey maybe it was Rafael Cruz in the grassy knoll. Maybe.

The thing that bugs me about this is how it's clear that Donald Trump thinks the electorate are a bunch of morons who wouldn't laugh at this kind of stupidity. He's wrong, right?

Right?



*subhead*Conspiracy.*subhead*

NAACP President Compares Hillary to Jesus Christ

Interesting that leftists seem intent on banning Jesus from the public sphere except when they're comparing themselves to Christ.

Twitchy:

Hillary Clinton headlined the Detroit NAACP dinner tonight and during her introduction, chapter president Reverend Wendell Anthony compared her to none other than Jesus Christ:
He said something about making the blind see and the crippled walk.

Sheesh. Obama just made the oceans levels recede.

*subhead*Oh my.*subhead*

ESPN Goes Full Stalin and "Disappears" Curt Schilling from Documentary

In the Soviet Union, leaders, like Stalin, would often not just erase people. They would attempt to erase them from history by literally removing them from pictures.

Nikolai Yezhov, chief of the Soviet secret police, was "disappeared" by Stalin, similarly to Leon Trotsky.


Well, now ESPN, is going full Stalin. You might recall from last week that Curt Schilling was fired from ESPN for having the gall to say that men should use men's bathrooms. I know, right? So ESPN fired him. And now, it seems they're going one step further.

Yahoo Sports:
During Sunday's airing of the "30 for 30" documentary "Four Days in October," which details the Boston Red Sox's epic four-game comeback against the New York Yankees in the 2004 ALCS, the network cut out a pretty crucial part of the story. Curt Schilling's Game 6 start, also known as "the bloody sock game," was edited out
Now, to be clear, the "bloody sock game" is the stuff of legend. It is one of the biggest games in recent baseball history, and the centerpiece to that year's historic run by the Red Sox.

ESPN is saying "Oh no no no. This is all just one big misunderstanding." They said that a softball game ran long so they just edited it down a little bit for time constraints." It just so happens that they cut out Schilling and one of the most memorable games in baseball history.

Yeah, right.


*subhead*Bloody sock.*subhead*

Genetic Engineering and Building a Better Soldier: Captain America vs. Ironman

*subhead*Use things, not people.*subhead*
COMMENTARY: Volunteering our bodies for non-therapeutic enhancement and experimentation isn’t patriotic.

I will admit the question was loaded. I asked various Catholics, through my blog and social media, who was a better role model: Captain America or Ironman?

The answers weren’t surprising. The overwhelming choice was Captain America. Steve Rogers isn’t only a paragon of courage and patriotism, he’s an all-around nice guy, a champion for the weak and an example of self-sacrifice. Tony Stark, on the other hand, is a greedy narcissist whose philandering nearly everyone finds repugnant.

The question seemed outright ridiculous to some. Captain America was the obvious choice.
But being a role model doesn’t just hinge on personality traits. Captain America is a quietly subversive character. His origin is morally problematic. Rogers was an otherwise healthy soldier who was experimented on by his government — to make him a weapon of war. He was irrevocably changed by enhancements to his body.

The Catholic Church is very clear that genetic enhancements are unethical. Genetic engineering to cure or treat disease is good, but genetic engineering of a healthy person to make him stronger, faster or smarter is morally wrong. The “Charter for Health Care Workers” by the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Assistance states:
“In moral evaluation, a distinction must be made between strictly ‘therapeutic’ manipulation, which aims to cure illnesses caused by genetic or chromosome anomalies (genetic therapy), and manipulation, ‘altering’ the human genetic patrimony. A curative intervention, which is also called ‘genetic surgery,’ will be considered desirable in principle, provided its purpose is the real promotion of the personal well-being of the individual, without damaging his integrity or worsening his condition of life.”
The document continues:
“On the other hand, interventions which are not directly curative, the purpose of which is ‘the production of human beings selected according to sex or other predetermined qualities,’ which change the genotype of the individual and of the human species, ‘are contrary to the personal dignity of the human being, to his integrity and to his identity. Therefore, they can be in no way justified on the pretext that they will produce some beneficial results for humanity in the future.’ ‘No social or scientific usefulness and no ideological purpose could ever justify an intervention on the human genome unless it be therapeutic; that is, its finality must be the natural development of the human being.’”
Captain America’s enhancements may not have been genetic in nature, but the goal of the experimentation he endured was certainly not “the natural development of the human being.”

It matters not that he volunteered for the good of his country. It was still wrong.

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Rebecca Taylor blogs at Mary Meets Dolly

Woman Charged 100 Years for Performing Abortions without a License

Donald Trump said that women should be punished for abortions. And it turns out he was right.


CNS News
:

A judge on Friday sentenced a Colorado woman who cut a baby from a stranger's womb to 100 years in prison, including the maximum penalties for attempted murder and unlawful termination of a pregnancy.

Judge Maria Berkenkotter said the harshest sentences for the most serious charges were justified by the brutality of the 2015 attack, which she described as performing a cesarean with a kitchen knife. Berkenkotter also said the victim, Michelle Wilkins, as well as her family and the community needed Dynel Lane, 36, to express remorse.
I'm glad about the sentence. What this woman did was horrible. But let's face it, if she had a medical license and worked for Planned Parenthood, she'd be cashing a check for it, not serving 100 years.


*subhead*Just.*subhead*

So The Kids Are Blasting Music But...

OK. Here's my dilemma. THe kids are upstairs blasting music waaaay too loud. Now, the cranky Dad in me wants to tell them to shut their music down. And yeah, probably tell them to clean their room just for the sheer inconvenience of making me get off the couch. But here's the thing - they're cranking up "God's Not Dead" by the Newsboys over and over. They're dancing and singing so loud the neighbors are going to think we're holding a revival meeting in here. So on the one hand I think they should turn it down but on the other hand I'm kinda' proud. #Daddilemma.


*subhead*What to do?*subhead*

So...This Protest is Worth Covering and This One Isn't?

How many times have we seen liberal protests that look like this get all sorts of media coverage:


But one million people (and growing) sign a petition to boycott Target's new policy of free-for-all bathrooms and it warrants only a few seconds of mocking coverage and this is completely ignored?


*subhead*Objective.*subhead*

CMR Craft Idea: Turn Baby Doll Heads Into Night Lights.

Sure to inspire insomnia, nightmares, and probably some all around disturbing behavior from your children.


HT Jim Paton's Facebook

*subhead*Double yikes.*subhead*

Pro-Abort Satanists Dressed as Babies in Bondage Gear Kinda' Freak Me Out

This would be funny if they weren't advocating the legalized death of humans.

These Satanists are protesting the "fetal idolatry" of pro-lifers or at least that's what I can make out. But I've got to ask, why the bondage outfits? I mean, if you're going with a theme stick to the theme. Think about it, they're meeting in the president of the group's mother's basement and they decide to dress as babies but one guy keeps saying, "in bondage gear!!!" And I guess he was just so excited nobody had the heart to say no.

But hey, they're Satanists. Bondage is their comfort zone, I guess.


HT Raw Story


*subhead*Yikes.*subhead*