Who really cares about children?
Now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v Wade, desperate abortion apologists will attempt to mitigate the immorality of their cause by accusing pro-life folk of not caring about babies after birth. As if red states and counties are awash in ragged waifs wailing for another spoonful of porridge while Mumsy and Pops play nine at the country club.
An example is this recent headline out of the progressive on-line publication Salon: “Republicans don’t care about kids — just imaginary children.”
The author of this imaginative fiction is one Amanda Marcotte, defined as “a senior politics writer at Salon and the author of “Troll Nation: How the Right became Trump-worshipping monsters set on rat-f*cking liberals, America, and truth Itself.” Now THERE is a citation for Justice Alito!
Abortion-only need apply
Then how does one explain Madison’s progressive city government? Some nine years ago the pro-life CareNet Pregnancy Center of Dane County sought a low-interest loan of $550,000 from Madison’s federally funded affordable housing trust to help finance a 36-unit apartment building to house impoverished single mothers bringing their pregnancies to term.
A city committee rebuffed the request by a 5-2 vote on 01-17-13. Alders overrode the civil servants who supported the project and ignored a tongue-lashing from then-legal counsel Michael May. The attorney reminded that “federal regulations provide that religious or faith-based organizations are eligible to receive [these] funds like any other entity and bar the city from discriminating against such organizations.”
“I must state it is difficult to determine the basis on which the CDBG committee determined not to support the application.” (Attorney May’s 01-28-13 letter.)
“We’re disappointed the decision was made not on the merits but on ideology,” CareNet Center Director Julie Bennett told this blogger at the time.
UPDATED: Alds. Tim Bruer and Matt Phair (who is back on the Common Council) cast the two alders’ no votes on the committee plus citizen members Monya Choudhury, Liz Dannenbaum, and Russ Whitesel. (Citation here.)
We reported then that Lisa Subeck (then an alder and now a Democrat in the state legislature) charged that pregnancy counseling centers engaged in bait and switch, gulling unsuspecting abortion customers into having unwanted babies. Subeck was the former director of NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin. Ironic for one who professes to be pro-choice! Another alder at the time, Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, moved to deep-six the request at the Council’s Board of Estimates. She now earns six figures operating the racial justice stand at one of the UW’s schools.
Real concern for the pre-born
[The] Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision … offers the Catholic Church in the United States, and all those of good will who stand with us in upholding the sanctity of human life, the opportunity and privilege to redouble our efforts to accompany women and couples facing unexpected or difficult pregnancies, as well as supporting parents in their care for their sons and daughters.
We will continue to welcome all those in need of assistance and offer to them the best we have to give, with sensitivity and compassion, so that children born in crisis situations have what they need to truly grow and flourish. …
A brief list of institutions and programs in the immediate area for individuals or couples struggling with an unexpected or difficult pregnancy, those struggling with caring for their children, as well those suffering the pain and loss of abortion include: CareNet, Elizabeth House, Our Lady of Hope Clinic, Pregnancy Helpline, Project Rachel, Rachel’s Vineyard, Saint Vincent de Paul Societies, Walking with Moms in Need, and the Women’s Care Center, as well as many others throughout the diocese and state.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Now THERE is some real health care!
Pro choice and pro abortion protesters need to take a deep breath and realize that the sky is not falling. They should read the arguments and ruling by the court, both pro and con. The ruling turns over the decisions on law making limiting, regulating, prohibiting, or allowing abortion to our elected officials whom they can hold accountable. Is that not better? Doesn’t that give them more say? If the majority of the voters elect people that have positions different from theirs, or positions in agreement with them, is that not democracy as it was designed to be? Let the people (rather than the Supreme Court) decide.
I have to agree with you. This is how the law is intended to work. The exception to that rule is that none of our elected officials intend to follow the Supreme Court ruling overturning the Roe decision. This they have openly stated.
As I have said before, legislation from the bench is always a bad idea. Not allowing WE the PEOPLE have a say so in making any new law is always a bad idea.
The original Roe decision was so badly contorted and was based on the “right to privacy” which is a joke based on the Griswold decision which was based on the idea of emanations from a penumbra. The word “emanations is described as so: “an abstract but perceptible thing that issues or originates from a source” The word penumbra is described as: “the partially shaded outer region of the shadow cast by an opaque object.”
In short, I just lifted my leg and farted. Is that an emanation from a penumbra? I guess that depends on how you think those words should be used.
Bishop Hying’s long, thoughtful list of ministries for women struggling with difficult pregnancies does not even include the Catholic Multicultural Center, that oasis for persons in need in south Madison.
My genuine response to the sad, weak “Catholics don’t care about babies after birth” refrain is to invite the haranguer to visit a Catholic parish — or any Christian church — and find out more. My bet is that you will find even more local ministries to confound that sad refrain.
But, that’s the Good News.
“pregnancy counseling centers engaged in bait and switch, gulling unsuspecting abortion customers into having unwanted babies.”
Planned Parenthood, the evil spawn of avowed RAYcist/Eugenicist Margaret Human Weeds Sanger, would never stoop to counselling expectant…um…birthing persons to terminate their pregnancies, am I right?
Especially when they’re MINORITIES.
Meme seen on social media today, from “Midfle Age Riot:”
“Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett will never enjoy another peaceful meal in a restaurant.”
What’s the over-under on laws against disturbing the peace being enforced against any perpetrators of harassment?
You reap what you sow.
Malarkey. This constitutes harassment, breach of peace, and probably trespassing. But, of course, those who participate in such activities won’t likely face prosecution. Wonder why they didn’t do this to RBG when she was alive?
no need for hysterics.
No sowing for despicable Lefty, more like getting PLOWED UNDER by a 14 bottom chisel plow!
Not only do generationally imbecilic, despicable Lefties condone violations of federal law, they now actually want their ‘nadless, flaccidly enfeebled, beta-male SOY-BOYZ to PIPE UP…provided they regurgitate suitably mindless slobbering cant?
It’s worse than you think. The liberals tried to assasinate Rudy Guiliani yesterday. Yes, yes, brace yourselves for more hate, pro-lifers.
Lucky for Rudy this is all on videotape
Rudy says “luckily I didn’t fall down. Lucky I’m a 78-year-old who’s in pretty good shape, cause if I wasn’t, I’d have hit the ground and probably cracked my skull and then I look around and the guy says words I can’t repeat. ‘You f***in’ whatever!’ He moves away yelling and screaming, ‘You’re gonna kill women!” ‘You guys think you’re saving babies, but you’re gonna kill women.’ ”
He should be charged with attempted murder – or maybe not.
It’s almost as terrifying as AOC’s experience during the “insurrection”. Maybe they can attend group therapy together.
The horror. The horror.
He was putting a sticky-note on his back saying “pardon me.” The friggin’ traitor.
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