U.N. Human Rights Council, March 20, 2017: “Where is the apartheid?” [3:52]
U.N. Human Rights Council, March 20, 2017: “Where is the apartheid?” [3:52]
Cuz you have NO moral ground upon which to stand.
“Every argument [the Left makes] in favor of unfettered immigration applies even more directly to the unborn. Their position on illegal aliens and refugees is, after all, an ethical position. They appeal almost entirely to morality, dismissing with contempt practical concerns like security and sovereignty. They say that these people — illegal aliens, refugees — are human beings and as such they deserve to be treated with respect (which is true). They say that it is our responsibility as citizens to deal with whatever inconvenience or burden caused by their presence. Their right to enter our country supersedes our own concerns (which is definitely not true).
” And yet the same people who make this argument will utterly reject the exact same argument as it pertains to children. They deny that parents have any moral obligation to their unborn children. They deny that children have any right whatsoever to enter the world. They proclaim that the inconvenience caused by a child’s presence supersedes his right to exist. In other words, they say that an American citizen has a GREATER responsibility to an immigrant from Mexico or a refugee from Syria than to her own child.”
– Matt Walsh
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During Castro’s rule, thousands of Cubans were incarcerated in abysmal prisons, thousands more were harassed and intimidated, and entire generations were denied basic political freedoms.
Abusive tactics developed during Castro’s time in power – including surveillance, beatings, arbitrary detention, and public acts of repudiation – are still used by the Cuban government.
Under Fidel Castro, the Cuban government refused to recognize the legitimacy of Cuban human rights organizations, alternative political parties, independent labor unions, or a free press.
He also denied international monitors such as the International Committee of the Red Cross and international nongovernmental organizations like Human Rights Watch access to the island to investigate human rights conditions.
“For over ten years, gay Palestinians have been fleeing their own country and settling in Tel Aviv, one of the most gay-friendly cities on the planet. … So you might imagine that gay Westerners, with an uncensored press and ready access to information about the torture and execution of homosexuals under administrations like Hamas’s, would be reluctant to support barbaric medieval homophobia. Surely they would feel a natural affinity to the permissive democracy in this conflict. … Alas, not.” – by Milo Yiannopoulos (Aug 1, 2014)
There is a “cost” but it’s just social disapproval by liberals. My pro-life activities got me pointedly not invited to my class reunion. My feelings were hurt but only so long as it took me to put it into perspective. People who have no concern for vicious brutality practiced against the most helpless, voiceless and innocent members of society didn’t want to brag to me about their latest promotions. Boohoo.
The Catholic Church supports democracy, because of all political systems it offers the best conditions for achieving equality before the law and safeguarding human rights. In order to do that, however, democracy must be more than mere majority rule. True democracy is possible only in a State ruled by law that recognizes the fundamental God given rights of all and defends them, if necessary, even against the will of the majority.
History teaches that even democracy offers no absolute protection from violations of human dignity and human rights. It always runs the risk of becoming a tyranny of the majority over a minority. Democracy depends on preconditions that it cannot guarantee in and of itself. That is why Christians in particular must make sure that the values indispensable to a democracy are not undermined.
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The following was written by Mark Crutcher of Life Dynamics and is reprinted with permission.
At the beginning of the classic Christmas movie, It’s a Wonderful Life, George Bailey stood on a snow-covered bridge preparing to jump into the icy river below.
He was going to kill himself after concluding that he had made a mess of things and that his life had counted for nothing. Then, at the height of his despair, he was visited by Clarence – an angel who showed him all the lives he had touched and how different his community would be had he never lived. In the end, George came to see that he had walked onto that bridge because he was allowing his life to be defined by its failures.
There is a valuable lesson in that for the pro-life movement.
Today marks the 40th anniversary of the tragic Roe v. Wade decision and, for those of us who fight for the unborn, I often get the feeling that our self-doubt and sense of failure has grown with each of those years. While we don’t question the rightness of our cause, the enormity of its challenges makes us question whether our blood, sweat and tears have bought very much. This attitude seems to be reinforced when you recognize that, for all our efforts, we have not returned legal protection to one baby in one state. On the surface, it seems that all we’ve really done is minimally regulate the circumstances under which they can be killed.
While that analysis may be technically accurate, the picture it paints is misleading. Although few, if any, would call me an angel, I want to point out what our country would be like had my brothers and sisters in this struggle not done what they have done.
When I started Life Dynamics in 1992, there were over 2100 abortion clinics in America. Today, there are just over 600 and most of those that remain are gasping for air. But be assured, if the pro-life movement had never existed, there could easily be one in every mall and strip shopping center in the country.
Now if you think the idea of mall-based abortion franchises is too crass even by Planned Parenthood’s standards, you don’t know much about Planned Parenthood. In reality, this is precisely the kind of thing they would do if they could get away with it.
You might also be tempted to think that the American people would not tolerate something this outrageous. If so, I remind you that, fifty years ago, those same people would have labeled you insane if you had predicted that they would soon be driving past free-standing abortion businesses with toll-free numbers, Yellow Page ads and credit-card decals on the front door. Moreover, they would have hauled you away to some asylum if you had predicted that these barbarians would be doing late-term abortions on healthy babies being carried by healthy moms, or that it would be legal for 12-year-old girls to be taken to these places and aborted without their parent’s knowledge.
The point is, if you consider that these things happened in a country with a vibrant pro-life movement, it is quite reasonable to predict that there would be abortion franchises in the malls of a country with no pro-life movement. In that environment, we could also expect to see abortion pills hanging in bubble packs at the check-out counters of every convenience store in the country. In fact, they’d make the perfect companion to the large variety of condoms and “personal lubricants” that are hanging there now.
The list goes on and on, but the bottom line is that, without the pro-life movement, America would have devolved into a country where the killing of an unborn child has no more moral significance than the pulling of a tooth.
Now, for those who think I am exaggerating about these things, let me introduce some facts you may not have considered.
In the early 1920s, the Soviet Union became the first industrialized nation in the world to legalize abortion. Many years later, several studies were conducted to determine how that decision was playing out. To put it mildly, the findings were stunning.
One published study documented that the average Soviet woman had nine abortions during her child-bearing years. Other research documented that 90 percent of all first pregnancies in the Soviet Union and 60 percent of all subsequent pregnancies were legally aborted. It is also known that, of the remaining pregnancies, many of them ended in illegal or unreported abortions. The result was that, according to one American researcher, in some parts of the Soviet Union it was not uncommon for women to undergo as many as 28 abortions.
Today, the Russian government is saying that the health consequences of this have been catastrophic for that nation’s women. Additionally, economists are saying that the demographic realities brought on by Russia’s artificially shrunken population will inevitably cause an economic meltdown. In fact, some demographers are arguing that this collapse has already begun.
The important thing for us to recognize is that the Soviet experience with abortion is a prototype for what happens in any country where the abortion industry is allowed to operate without opposition and, thus, without restraint. Make no mistake, had it not been for the American pro-life movement, what happened in the Soviet Union would have been duplicated right here. We would not now be standing on the graves of 50 million dead babies; we would be standing one the graves of 150 million or 250 million or … God only knows how many. Think about that the next time you start to question what the blood, sweat and tears of the pro-life movement have bought.
As we go forward, it is important to never forget that this is not a war between the pro-life movement and the abortion lobby. It is a war between the abortion lobby and the unborn. The pro-life movement is merely a collection of soldiers who volunteered to fight on the side of defenseless children who would, otherwise, be left alone to face these remorseless and amoral cowards.
In the final analysis, we are stronger today than we’ve ever been. For all our faults – and they are many – we have made it clear that whatever sacrifices must be made, we will make; whatever burdens must be borne, we will bear; and whatever obstacles must be overcome, we will overcome.
We have lived this commitment – and we will keep living it – because that is what God expects of us. Two thousand years ago, He promised that the gates of hell would not prevail against us – and we understand that if the front door of an abortion clinic is not a gate into hell, then hell does not exist.
So, while it is true that the pro-life movement has not yet won, it is just as true that we will never quit. Despite the setbacks we might face and the battles we might lose, we are going to continue doing our duty and trusting God to deliver the promised victory. But until that day comes, we will not allow Satan to rub our noses in our failures. We will be proud of what we have accomplished, unapologetic about where we have tried and failed, focused on the battle in front of us, and resolute about the future.
And we’re going to leave the snow-covered bridges to our enemies.
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Romney: I Want the Supreme Court to Overturn Roe v. Wade
In an interview with the Columbus Dispatch newspaper, presidential candidate Mitt Romney said, once again, that he wants the Supreme Court to overturn the infamous Roe v. Wade decision that has paved the way for 55 million abortions.
Romney wants states to be able to protect unborn children and, in his interview with the newspaper, indicated overturning Roe was more possible in the current political climate than a Human Life Amendment.
The Obama Abortion Agenda: Reviewing The Last Four Years
Over the four years of Barack Obama’s presidency, substantial damage has been inflicted to longstanding pro-life policies. In addition, new programs have been created which, during the years ahead, will result in large-scale federal subsidies to health plans that pay for abortion, other federally driven expansions of abortion, and rationing of lifesaving medical care, unless remedial legislation is enacted. In addition, Obama placed two strongly pro-abortion justices on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Obama Campaign Can’t Name One Abortion Limit He Would Support
Leaders of President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign insisted that Obama doesn’t support unlimited abortions but, when asked, they failed to come up with a single abortion limit Obama would support. The failure is not surprising given that Obama has taken 231 pro-abortion actions as president.
Biden Lies About HHS Mandate; Catholic Bishops Cry Foul
The nation’s Catholic bishops said Vice President Joe Biden misrepresented the pro-abortion HHS mandate in his debate with Paul Ryan.
Joe Biden Lies Again: Planned Parenthood DOES Perform Abortions
Campaigning in Wisconsin, pro-abortion Vice President Joe Biden misled voters today by saying Planned Parenthood, the nation’s biggest abortion business doesn’t do any abortions. Planned Parenthood does about one-in-four of all the abortions in this nation. Under law, Planned Parenthood can’t use the federal funding it gets to pay for abortions, which is a distinction without a difference, since it does use federal funding for rent, utilities and staff salaries, all of which contribute toward its thriving abortion business.
Every Major Pro-Abortion Group Has Endorsed Obama Again
Planned Parenthood. NARAL Pro-Choice America. EMILY’s List. The Center for Reproductive Rights. These shameless advocates for the unlimited killing of unborn babies in the womb are all endorsing Obama/Biden.
Obama Campaign’s New Ad Hits Romney on Planned Parenthood Funding
The Obama campaign has run millions of dollars worth of ads attacking Mitt Romney’s pro-life views.
Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Blasts Romney in New TV Ad
The nation’s largest abortion company is up with a new television ad blasting Mitt Romney over his positions to overturn Roe v. Wade and revoke its taxpayer funding. The ad will air in the battleground states of Virginia and Colorado.
MoveOn Ad With Johansson, Longoria Hits Romney on Abortion
Pro-abortion actresses Scarlett Johansson, Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington attack Mitt Romney’s pro-life positions in a new ad sponsored by the George Soros-funded group MoveOn.
Romney Campaign Ad Blasts Obama on Abortion-HHS Mandate
Catholics for Romney has a new ad blasting President Barack Obama on his HHS mandate that forces religious groups to fund abortion-causing drugs.
Billy Graham Offers Support to Mitt Romney’s Presidential Bid
The Rev. Billy Graham, one of America’s most well-known and respected Christian leaders, told Romney he will do all he can to help him win the election against pro-abortion President Barack Obama.
Chris Christie, Ralph Reed: Mitt Romney is Strongly Pro-Life
Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey and leading pro-life activist Ralph Reed have both given new interviews in which they vouch for presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s pro-life credentials. Christie said Wednesday and said he firmly believes Romney is pro-life and talked about his own conversion on the issue of abortion.
Bus Driver Tells Kid With Romney Sign: You Should Have Been Aborted
A bus driver recently told a 12-year-old boy who was riding the bus he should have been aborted.
The boy’s parents have a Romney/Ryan sign in their front yard and the bus driver seemed to have a problem with it. When the bus driver engaged the young boy into a political conversation, the boy told the bus driver that Obama was pro-abortion.
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