Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Jaffe Memo

This is the 1969 memo from Planned Parenthood in their recommendations for population control.  Looks to me the same could be the playbook that RP pro-RH folks got hold of.  Some of the suggestions:
Restructure family:
  a) Postpone or avoid marriage
  b) Alter image of ideal family size
Compulsory education of children
Encourage increased homosexuality
Educate for family limitation
Allow certain contraceptives to be distributed non-medically
Improve contraceptive technology
Make contraception truly available and accessible to all
Improve maternal health care, with family planning a core element

Look familiar?
H/T:  Abby

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to our stateside family and friends!
Despite the worries, etc., still lots to be thankful for.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A dime a dozen

Really, he is probably worth less than a penny.  Another one that gives Catholic a bad name.  Goes by the name of Kmiec.

As it should be ...

Broncos QB Tim Tebow responded on ESPN Tuesday to the suggestion from Jake Plummer that he limit his references to Jesus Christ during interviews.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Will probably not

They could be hoping for the moon, or might as well be the sun, but I doubt he will sign.  

This commitment will cost lots (for something that might not be useful enough), and while we have the budget, this government will not spend for this (or for many other things, too).  

But it could be money well spent for other things.

Update:  well, he signed it.  Now he is committed to spend a lot.  Good luck.

Monday, November 21, 2011

She who gives Catholic a bad name

Nancy Pelosi does it again
On abortion
Pelosi recently was criticized for the way she characterized a bill to amend Republican-proposed conscience exemptions for health-care reform that allow providers to refuse to perform abortions. Pelosi called the measure, which passed last month with some help from Democrats, “savage,’’ and said, “When the Republicans vote for this bill today, they will be voting to say that women can die on the floor and health-care providers do not have to intervene, if this bill is passed. It’s just appalling.”

In retrospect, does she think that assessment went too far? Not at all, she said: “They would” let women die on the floor, she said. “They would! Again, whatever their intention is, this is the effect.’’

Catholic health-care providers in particular have long said they’d have to go out of business without the conscience protections that Pelosi says amount to letting hospitals “say to a woman, ‘I’m sorry you could die’ if you don’t get an abortion.” Those who dispute that characterization “may not like the language,’’ she said, “but the truth is what I said. I’m a devout Catholic and I honor my faith and love it . . . but they have this conscience thing’’ that she insists put women at physical risk, although Catholic providers strongly disagree. 

On one occasion, she said, laughing, one of her critics on the topic of abortion, speaking on the House floor, said, “Nancy Pelosi thinks she knows more about having babies than the pope. They think like this. And of course I do — I think the pope would agree — and I know more than you, too, mister.’’

I think many of our politicians (and then some) are not much different.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

"It’s just that we’re not used to seeing it.”

"... it’s what humans look like at that stage of development. It’s just that we’re not used to seeing it.”
The gathering of about a thousand people in the Chantilly Ballroom was their largest yet, and featured a luncheon, raffle, and keynote address by model-turned-mogul Kathy Ireland.