Tag: pro-life

Pet Peeve: "All Stem Cell Research is the Same"

It drives me nuts when I see the media referring to both adult and embryonic stem cell research under a single title. One of the uphill battles the prolife movement is currently fighting is making that distinction obvious to non-scientists. Those who support ESCR have done a terrific job of making people believe that opposition …

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The Church in the Modern World

There’s been much talk lately of what the Church should do and/or change – according to American Catholics. It’s driving me nuts. First off, I wish Americans would get over their own self-importance. There are lots on non-American Catholics throughout the world. Secondly, the Church is not run by popular opinion. The Church seeks to …

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Pope John Paul II: A Legacy of Dignity

As the pope lay dying in his apartment, the 24-hour news machine buzzed with life throughout the night. Nearly all seemed to spend a great deal of time discussing the years before his health declined due to Parkinson’s Disease and other ailments. They showed video and photographs of his youth, admired his athleticism, and marvelled …

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Out of Left Field or Out of Touch With Reality?

I’m less enthused about Jesse Jackson’s public support of Terri Schiavo than Jerry is. The reverend is, in my opinion, a media whore and skipper of the "rent a mob" crew and Al Sharpton is his first mate. Want to present a lot of angry faces and voices for the cameras? Need someone to yell …

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Right Out of Left Field

Some folks have wondered what the Terri Schiavo case will mean for the conservative cause, including Ales Rarus regular, DLW (see March 28, 2005); perhaps we should pay a little more attention to leftists like the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Nat Hentoff before labeling Terri’s cause a right-wing one. Or even those disability activists that …

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