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Pastor Gerry M. Kaye
...September 29, 2006
"Students, Columnists & An Author/Editor,TRANSLATE
Explore The Legitimacy of Roe v. Wade"
"Key Dates Surrounding Moral Issues"
"Author/National Review Editor Ramesh Ponnuru Discusses Roe v. Wade"September 28, 2006
by Andrew Metcalf,
Hatchet Publications Columnist
"...Polling questions on the subject of abortion have shown that Americans are in favor of restricting the practice." - Ramesh Ponnuru, Author of:
"Party of Death: The Democrats, the Media, the Courts, and the Disregard for Human Life."
Author and National Review editor Ramesh Ponnuru, in a discussion with Student Organization, "GW Colonials For Life" in Washington D. C., addressed the history, constitutional foundations and public opinion regarding Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 United States Supreme Court decision that declared most anti-abortion laws unconstitutional.
Ramesh Ponnuru puts it this way: "The fundamental question in dispute … can be described in different ways: whether all human beings have a right not to be killed; whether membership in the human species is enough to confer rights; whether we accept the existence of a category of human non persons."
For the last few months, the author has been promoting his new book, "Party of Death: The Democrats, the Media, the Courts, and the Disregard for Human Life."
Ponnuru's discussion attacked the legitimacy of many of the Constitutional arguments in favor of the Roe v. Wade decision and said polling questions on the subject of abortion have shown that Americans are in favor of restricting the practice.
Although almost two thirds of the population supports the decision, he said "several polls have shown that when presented with the options of keeping abortion legal, prohibiting it or prohibiting it with exceptions when pregnancies result from rape or incest or endanger the mother's life, majorities of the public choose the two prohibitionist alternatives."
Ponnuru said in an interview that he enjoyed visiting campuses around the country and discussing his views on abortion. "Students are not only the most earnest and engaged, but no one who has challenged my views has been less than respectful," he said.
Reference: G. W. Hatchet Online
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_____________________September 28, 2006
"In Response To A Columnist's Views On the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act"
By Paul Stark:
University Student & Guest Columnist for the "The Minnesota Daily"
"...Is the unborn a human being? Do human beings possess intrinsic moral value?"
Paul Stark - "Pro-choicers assume either that the unborn isn't a human being or that he or she is a human being without a significant moral status... If the unborn isn't anything valuable, then abortion is morally tantamount to having a tooth pulled...pro-lifers hold that the unborn - like a toddler, teenager, or adult - is an innocent human being with intrinsic dignity..."
Abby Bar-Lev's Sept. 21 column, "The federal abortion ban and reframing the debate," misrepresents the facts surrounding the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act and inhibits much needed clarity in the abortion debate.
First, Bar-Lev alleges that the act is "redundant" because "third trimester abortions essentially have been banned since Roe v. Wade." But the so-called "health exception" in the third trimester was so broadly defined in Doe v. Bolton (Roe's companion case) that abortion has since been legal for essentially any reason throughout pregnancy. Moreover, most partial birth abortions are performed in the second trimester, not the third.
Second, Bar-Lev contends that the act is inconsistent with Supreme Court rulings because it doesn't include a health exception for the mother. But she fails to even mention that the Physicians' Ad Hoc Coalition for Truth says that "partial birth abortion is never medically necessary to protect a mother's health or future fertility. On the contrary, this procedure can pose a significant threat to both." Overwhelming evidence presented in extensive congressional hearings has confirmed this.
Regardless, the act explicitly makes an exception for "a partial birth abortion that is necessary to save the life of a mother."
Third, Bar-Lev never bothers to explain what this procedure actually is. Partial birth abortion is a specific abortion method (used only after the 20th week of pregnancy) in which a living baby is pulled feet first out of her mother's womb, except for the head. The baby's skull is then punctured with a pair of scissors and her brain suctioned out, collapsing her head and allowing for the delivery of the now dead child.
The American Medical Association supports banning this inhumane practice, calling it "a procedure we all agree is not good medicine." And the Alan Guttmacher Institute, which is affiliated with Planned Parenthood, has reported thousands of them annually. If there's "common ground" in the abortion debate, it undoubtedly includes the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act.
Bar-Lev also hopes to "reframe our way of talking about abortion" by discussing the "pro-choice" and "pro-life" labels. Rather than delving into the issue, she does nothing but parrot National Abortion Rights Action League talking points: "Men and women who favor abortion rights are pro-choice," and "the so-called 'pro-life' movement is exclusively anti-choice."
Discounting a few rare types of arguments, each side's preferred term reflects a prior conclusion about the status of the unborn. Pro-choicers assume either that the unborn isn't a human being or that he or she is a human being without a significant moral status.
The "pro-choice" label and the frequent assertions about privacy, liberty, etc. flow naturally from this assumption. If the unborn isn't anything valuable, then abortion is morally tantamount to having a tooth pulled.
On the other side, pro-lifers hold that the unborn - like a toddler, teenager, or adult - is an innocent human being with intrinsic dignity, and abortion is morally wrong because it deliberately takes the life of that child. Pro-lifers are "pro-life" because they oppose allowing the killing of innocent human beings.
Two questions seem fundamental to arriving at either view: Is the unborn a human being? Do human beings possess intrinsic moral value? The first is a scientific question, and we've known the answer for decades: A living, whole, genetically distinct human organism comes into existence at the moment of conception.
The second question - a moral question - is thus determinative. Pro-lifers answer, "yes"; pro-choicers say, "no."
Reference: The Minnesota Daily
Some "Key Dates Surrounding Moral Issues"
January 22, 1973: Roe v. Wade: The Supreme Court releases its landmark decision legalizing abortion.
June 25, 1990: Ohio v. Akron: The Supreme Court upholds an Ohio law requiring that minors get parental consent before having an abortion.
June 29, 1992: The Supreme Court rules in Planned Parenthood v. Casey that women do not need spousal consent in order to have an abortion.
November 5, 2003: President Bush signs the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act banning a controversial late-term abortion procedure.
March 6, 2006: South Dakota's governor signs the most restrictive abortion ban in the nation. Opponents blocked the law from going into effect and placed the issue on the November 7 ballot.
June 21, 1989: The Supreme Court rules in Texas v. Johnson that burning the American flag is a constitutionally protected form of free speech.
June 22, 2005: The House passes a constitutional amendment banning flag burning.
June 27, 2006: The Senate defeats a constitutional amendment to ban flag burning by one vote.
September 21, 1996: President Clinton signs the Defense of Marriage Act banning federal recognition of same-sex marriage and defining marriage as "a legal union between one man and one woman."
December 20, 1999: The Vermont Supreme Court rules that gay and lesbian couples should be given the same rights as heterosexual couples.
November 18, 2003: The Massachusetts Supreme Court rules that a ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
February 24, 2004: President Bush announces support for a federal constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.
May 17, 2004: The first legal same-sex marriages in U.S. history are performed in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
September 30, 2004: The House votes against amending the Constitution to ban same-sex marriage.
November 2, 2004: Voters in 11 states pass constitutional amendments defining marriage as being between a man and a woman.
September 29, 2005: California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoes legislation legalizing same-sex marriage.
June 6, 2006: Alabama becomes the 20th state to pass a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.
June 7, 2006: The Senate rejects a proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage.
July 18, 2006: The House rejects a proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage.
Stem cell research
August 9, 2001: President Bush announces in a nationally televised address the first-ever federal funding for research on existing embryonic stem cell lines, but prohibits funding for research on new stem cell lines.
April 26, 2002: Actor Christopher Reeve testifies before Congress on federal funding for stem cell research.
April 14, 2003: Researchers successfully complete the Human Genome Project.
July 29, 2005: Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tennessee) announces his support for expanding federal funding for embryonic stem cell research, after initially supporting President Bush's 2001 policy. The move clears the way for the measure to be brought before the Senate.
July 19, 2006: President Bush issues his first-ever veto, rejecting a bill that would have increased federal funding for stem cell research.
Reference: CNN Online
Pastor Gerry M. Kaye
Promoting A World Culture of Life
"Murder is against the law. So why is it "legal" to murder our babies?"
"TRUTH ON THE ABORTION - BREAST CANCER LINK"
"...abortion and dispensing steroidal agents for birth control are the two greatest contributors
to the breast cancer epidemic..." - Dr. Joel Brind, world’s foremost expert on the abortion- breast cancer link.
"JOINING FOR LIFE"
"Groups Stage Pro-Life Chain To Raise Awareness"
"Students, Columnists & An Author/Editor, Explore The Legitimacy of Roe v. Wade"
& "Key Dates Surrounding Moral Issues"
"MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH"
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"EUTHANASIA on the HEELS of ABORTION" | ."A MANDATE TO PROTECT"
GET ALL the documented FACTS from members of Congress, & Medical Authorities:.
."The Incredible Congressional Abortion Debate"
| "DEPRESSION & ABORTION"|
The Partial Birth Abortion Ban Is Passed But Activist Judges Are Refusing To Uphold The Ban:
You can go online to: Your House of Representatives. | .Your Senators Click On: Find By "State,"
The President, your State Governor & Reps., and please urge them to save our poor, innocent, brutally killed babies, and to uphold the ban.
"Sept 19-06- Prayer Across America"
REAL FACTS FOR CHOICE!..
"HELPINGWOMEN TO.MAKE THE.BEST.CHOICE"
A 'Nature Journal'- Study - reveals that life is shaped at
the first 24 hours after conception.
"JOIN AGAINST INFANTICIDE".& THE CORROSION OF
THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE,
THE CONSTITUTION & OTHER INDIVIDUAL
PROTECTIVE RIGHTS LAWS
"The Incredible Congressional Debate
On Partial Birth Abortion"
"ACT"ON FAITH AND JUSTICE
9/01/06 Poll - "Support For Roe Falls Below 50 %".
" AMERICANS NARROWING SUPPORT FOR ABORTION "
."U. S. CAMPAIGNS: 1789 - 2000 -. PURPOSEFUL QUOTATIONS,THEN & NOW"
"CRUEL & UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT:.
For Innocent.Babies, Too?"
ADULT STEM CELL RESEARCH"
-NO CLONING NECESSARY.
"A NATION..IN DEFENSE"
"STRUGGLING FOR LIFE"
by Dr. Kelly Hollowell
The book - provides a shocking
glimpse into how your
tax dollars and twisted biomedical research are
targeting the unborn.
"Twenty-somethings say, by a large majority, that
"abortion is the wrong choice; ...
All the statistics we've seen say,
"this generation is pro-life."
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