13 October 2004

The moral condemnation of abortion need not lead to the conclusion that criminal prosecution is the best way to limit the number of abortions

This New York Times Op-Ed piece by Notre Dame dean Mark Roche contained an interesting factoid on abortion:
During the eight years of the Reagan presidency, the number of legal abortions increased by more than 5 percent; during the eight years of the Clinton presidency, the number dropped by 36 percent. The overall abortion rate (calculated as the number of abortions per 1,000 women between the ages of 15 and 44) was more or less stable during the Reagan years, but during the Clinton presidency it dropped by 11 percent.

There are many reasons for this shift. Yet surely the traditional Democratic concern with the social safety net makes it easier for pregnant women to make responsible decisions and for young life to flourish; among the most economically disadvantaged, abortion rates have always been and remain the highest. The world's lowest abortion rates are in Belgium and the Netherlands, where abortion is legal but where the welfare state is strong. Latin America, where almost all abortions are illegal, has one of the highest rates in the world.

And here is a column by a Christian ethics professor containing partial numbers from 2001 onward, consistent with the research detailed above.


Netherlands version of late term abortions

"Netherlands Hospital Euthanizes Babies

Nov 30, 3:03 PM (ET)


AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) - A hospital in the Netherlands - the first nation to permit euthanasia - recently proposed guidelines for mercy killings of terminally ill newborns, and then made a startling revelation: It has already begun carrying out such procedures, which include administering a lethal dose of sedatives."




Roe v. McCorvey (ROE OF ROE V. WADE)
by Norma McCorvey with Gary Thomas
I could out-cuss the most crass of men and women; I could out-drink many of the Dallas taverns' regulars; and I was known for my hot temper. When pro-lifers called me a murderer, I called them worse. When people held up signs of aborted fetuses, I spit in their face.

I had a reputation to protect, after all. As the plaintiff in the infamous Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade, my life was inextricably tied up with abortion. Though I had never had one, abortion was the sun around which my life orbited. I once told a reporter, "This issue is the only thing I live for. I live, eat, breathe, think everything about abortion."

Then the fiery pro-life group Operation Rescue moved in next door.

Tilly, Pt 1
Thursday, January 20, 2005
It’s a poignant drama presentation! A woman’s life is changed forever when she meets a sweet — but mysterious —little girl named Tilly. Where did she come from and how? It’s a thought-provoking and life-affirming story from Frank Perretti!




Hey mondo,
You should set up a web blog, similar to what I have.

What I do is I set up a theme, then as I get more information, I add to it.

Then, when I refer or want to access this information, I can easily find it again, and easily refer people to the site.
A good example of this is my blog on the draft:

actually trav i have been working on a little something, not as much as I would like to, but I havent invited anyone to join yet....i still need to do some work and research

Want to support getting out that conservative message. :)

Religious Bill of Rights

This resolution is motivated by the existence of religious hate crimes.

The resolution puts in writing what leaders from all walks of religious beliefs have given verbal assent to.

This resolution codifies the public statements into a form that can hold us all accountable for our words.

The religious community of the world can no longer allow the politicalization of our God given right
to believe and live in peace.

Therefore, this resolution will foster religious tolerance, the right to faith, freedom of speech,
and freedom from reprisal or persecution.

We therefore hold all religious and political leaders to their words of peace.

We agree that the answer to religious disagreements is dialogue and/or debate
without violence, or violent responses.

This resolution does not seek to be political nor ecumenical. It does not intend to convert or compare nor interpret religions. It is not racially or nationally oriented.

We Resolve that:


We understand that there are extremes in every religion.


We therefore agree that violence of any kind to exercise a religious point or to cause conversion is unacceptable.


Representatives from religions throughout the world that are connected by our common humanity
and personal belief in their creator, hereby resolve to honor, respect, and acknowledgeevery individual’s right to their faith in the creator.


Therefore, we resolve that the inalienable rights of all individuals shall be respected.


We believe that each religion lived out by individuals or an organization has the right to peacefully present its view of theology, people, and the hereafter.


All National and religious entities have the right to proclaim their religious beliefs and to debate them in any open forum without violence.


We recognize the individual’s right to believe in the religion of their choice.


Men and women everywhere have the God given right to convert or not to convert to any religion without harm from any other religion or national politic.


We agree that no opposing religion or nation has the right to interfere in the religious service of another.


The individual has the right to debate the facts about his or her religion without fear of reprisal.


Every individual has the right to hear and to be heard. A citizen of the world has the right to know the facts about their religious beliefs and have access to their Holy books.


Every person no matter what religion, race, or nationality has the right to live at peace with their neighbor
no matter what their faith.


Each individual from any religion has the right to listen to another individual.


No one has the right to interfere or disrupt a religious service.


Every seeker has the right to enter a religious service for their own exploration of knowledge.


They all want others to know what they know. `


We therefore, assert that all people have a divine right to share what they know and to live at peace with the results.

We, therefore, assert that all people have a divine right to share what they know and to live at peace with the results.

What is this resolution saying? That the one true and Holy God gives people the right to drag others to hell with them by "sharing" their false religion & gods/idols with others? I am unable to find anywhere in God's Word where it says that God has given anyone the RIGHT to preach anything but the truth!

In the old testament if someone introduced idols and false gods to the chosen of the Lord, they were killed, by commandment of God almighty. In the new testament we as the chosen via our faith in Jesus Christ are commanded to forsake those that are followers of false gods and idols and have nothing to do with them. We certainly shouldn’t be signing a declaration which states that we believe they have a “divine right” to preach their false gods to a dying and lost world.

2 Corinthians 6:14-18
Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?
And what accord (agreement/unity) has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: "I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they shall be My people.'' Therefore "Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you.'' "I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.''

What does the Word of God say about people that teach false Doctrine?:

Revelation 2:20-23
"Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and beguile My servants to commit sexual immorality and to eat things sacrificed to idols.
"And I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality, and she did not repent. "Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds. "And I will kill her children with death. And all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. And I will give to each one of you according to your works.

Consider the Word of God before signing such a Resolution. This Resolution does not agree with the Word of God.

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