EWTN’s The World Over focused last week on the HHS Mandate, not surprisingly (see video below or watch on YouTube). I finally got to watch it tonight (as I type this, as a matter of fact). Make no mistake: this is not merely a Catholic issue. Everyone’s freedom and liberty and right to conscience is about to go out the window if this mandate is allowed to stand. Goodbye, Liberty, Hello, Brave New World. Unless we stand up and speak out and say NO NOW!

If you don’t want to listen to the Newt Gingrich segment, watch the first segment with Michael Warsaw, CEO of EWTN which is suing over this outrageous mandate, and then fast forward to Fr. Sirico of the Acton Institute, and then watch the Rep. Chris Smith segment. Then learn more and share all of this with friends and family. United we can make a difference!

Bart “I’m a Pro-life Democrat, No, Really, I Mean It, Stop Laughing At Me!” Stupak caved under pressure from the White House this weekend. And he’s none too happy about the criticism he’s been getting from pro-life groups around the country. He can’t be surprised that folks are upset. I think he’s just showing his true colors. Read about what Stupak said about his “deal” with Obama (read, pact with the devil): Continue reading

I didn’t have to drive nearly a thousand miles to get to Washington D.C. Nope, I could have driven about 750 miles to get here, but I made an unexpected (and unnecessary) detour when I took I-75 instead of I-40 outside of Knoxville. (Sigh.) But that was a minor problem and one solved by backtracking (and a little fuming and venting). The problem of the trampling of the right to life is not so easily solved. But without this basic and foundational right, no other right is possible or even exists. Without the right to life, you have no rights whatsoever. And if we deny that right to anyone now, we are putting nails in our own coffins in the not-so-distant future. Nails in coffins for ourselves and our children and our parents and our friends. Continue reading

Human Life International‘s Fr. Tom Euteneuer calls on the pro-life majority of Americans to keep an eye on the new Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues created by President Barack Obama. “We saw what the president thinks of bioethicists who disagree with him when he fired the previous presidential bioethics commission the day after they lodged a complaint about his policies.” Continue reading

I was told recently that the Netherlands could actually be used as a model for healthcare in this country. Obama suggested the Netherlands as a model for the U.S. to emulate a few months ago in Colorado. People who knew something of the true state of healthcare and bioethics (or lack thereof) in that country were appalled. Want to know why? Read these articles: Killing Babies Compassionately: The Netherlands Follow In Germany’s Footsteps (from 2006; yes, it’s been going on that long, and longer), and The Netherlands?! A Good Bad Example (from this past August 2009), written by Wesley J. Smith. Smith is a bioethics attorney, author and speaker, writer of the blog Secondhand Smoke at First Things, and writer/speaker of the podcast What It Means To Be Human, and a senior fellow of the Discovery Institute. Continue reading

Oprah doesn’t want my stem cells, judging from what I read about her reaction when Dr. Oz stated on her show that the stem cell debate was dead. Why dead, you might ask? Because, Dr. Oz went on to explain, much more success has been had in the treatment of disease from the use of adult stem cells. [How much more? Well, I believe that there has been exactly no success with embryonic stem cells. The only success there has been has been from adult stem cells.] And then there’s the little problem of acquiring the cells. Adult stem cells come from aware and consenting adults. Embryonic stem cells are taken from embryos who are killed in the process. Oprah and her guest, Michael J. Fox, a strong supporter of embryonic stem cell research, were not pleased to hear Dr. Oz say this. Continue reading