Friday, March 30, 2012

Update: War on Children continues

I recently posted that the there is no right-wing war against women. There is, rather, a left-wing war on children. As evidence in support of this conclusion, I give you this post describing an article in The Journal of Medical Ethics in support of "after-birth abortion."
Right at the top, the ethicists summarized the point of their article. “What we call ‘after-birth abortion’ (killing a newborn) should be permissible in all the cases where abortion is, including cases where the newborn is not disabled.” [...]

“When circumstances occur after birth such that they would have justified abortion, what we call after-birth abortion should be permissible.” (Their italics.) Western societies approve abortion because they have reached a consensus that a fetus is not a person; they should acknowledge that by the same definition a newborn isn’t a person either. Neither fetus nor baby has developed a sufficient sense of his own life to know what it would be like to be deprived of it. The kid will never know the difference, in other words. A newborn baby is just a fetus who’s hung around a bit too long.

As the authors acknowledge, this makes an “after-birth abortion” a tricky business. You have to get to the infant before he develops “those properties that justify the attribution of a right to life to an individual.” It’s a race against time.
Absolutely reprehensible.

Monday, March 19, 2012

"War on Women" Update

Columnist Ben Shapiro says it's all a fiction:
The problem with the Democratic war on women rhetoric is that liberals want it both ways. They want women to have full control of their own bodies, but they want both men and women to foot the bill. They want women to be fully autonomous, but they also want women to pose as maidens in distress, requiring the help of big strong government males to pay the bills. That’s sexist. Women who are responsible generally have no personal problem with a government that leaves them alone. This isn’t a war on women by the Republicans. It’s a war on responsibility by liberals.
Blogger Sarah Hoyt has had it.
Let me point out right now that if I hear that phrase once more I’m going to lose it. No, forget that. I’m going lose it right NOW.

Let me tell you what war is, okay?

War is where the enemy decimates your numbers – like, say in China where abortion is killing mostly females.

War is where you are kept from learning – like in most Arab countries, where women have restrictions placed on their education.

War is where your houses are burned, your children taken away into slavery, your goods looted, and you are dragged away in chains.

In the United States, right now, women have preferential treatment – by law – in any company that gets federal funds (which heaven help us, right now, is most of them.) Women live longer than men. Cancers that affect females get more money and more attention than those that affect only men. Women have the right to be sole deciders on abortion, and if they decide to keep the child and make the man pay, he pays. (This by the way is a complete reversal of the “penalty” of sex which used to fall mostly on women.) And if he doesn’t pay, he goes to jail. Divorce courts award custody to mothers overwhelmingly. Oh, and in college campuses, women outnumber men.

If this is war it is war on men. And I’ve had just about enough of everyone who claims otherwise.
Likewise, columnist Kathryn Jean Lopez thinks that if there is a war, it is indeed men that have been targeted:
And I am deeply offended by what is being said about men. A few good men have stuck their necks out lately in defense of religious freedom in America, and they deserve to be thanked and defended as they counter a dedicated campaign of dishonesty, hysteria, and raw bigotry.

Reasonable women cannot remain silent as the secretary of state of the United States pretends that America under a President Santorum or Romney would be an oppressive society for women. Or as a New York Times columnist echoes her, insisting that good men protecting conscience rights are “cavemen,” and that “Republican men” are trying to “wrestle American women back into chastity belts” in an “insane bout of mass misogyny.” Or as Terry O’Neill, president of the National Organization for Women, calls the U.S. Catholic bishops “violently anti-woman.”

This is miserable, insulting, desperate stuff. It’s just not right, and women of reason cannot let it stand.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

The war on children

The Democrats are making hay with their "War on Women" meme. But the real story in this whole thing isn't a Republican war on women. It's the Democrat war on children. Witness:
All student health care plans covering female college students in the United States must include coverage for free voluntary sterilization surgery, the Department of Health and Human Services announced late Friday afternoon.

Women of college age who do not attend school will also get free sterilization coverage whether they are insured through an employer, their parents, or some form of government-subsidized plan.

All student health plans, HHS said Friday as it finalized a new regulation under the Affordable Care Act (otherwise known as Obamacare) must cover the full set of cost-free women’s “preventive services” that HHS ordered last month must be covered by all U.S. health care plans.

These free “preventive services” include surgical sterilization procedures and all Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptives, including those that cause abortions.
It's not just tax-payer provided birth-control pills and condoms the Democrats are after. It's surgical sterilizations and abortions. Forgetting the appalling immorality of it all (if that's possible), given the continued systematic killing of the next generation, who preceisely do the Dems think is going to pay for their myriad old-age entitlements?

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Sometimes, editorial commentary is completely unnecessary:
Vice President Joe Biden addressed 87 wealthy Democrats last night attending a fundraiser at the home of Sen. John Kerry in Georgetown. As they dined on grass-fed New York strip steaks and white truffle mashed potatos underneath a outdoor tent, Biden criticized Republicans for being out of touch.

“These guys don’t have a sense of the average folks out there,” Biden said according to the pool report, “They don’t know what it means to be middle class.”

87 guests paid a minimum of $10,000-per-couple to attend the dinner.
Honestly, there isn't a single snarky little aside worth adding to that.