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Attorney Who Aided Terri Schiavoĺs Husband Now Advising Barack Obama
Life News ^ | 12/7/08 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 12/08/2008 4:42:42 AM PST by wagglebee

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- An attorney who won an award for representing Terri Schiavo’s husband Michael in his efforts to kill his disabled wife is now an advisor to the transition team of incoming president Barack Obama.

Thomas Perrelli, who raised over $500,000 for the pro-abortion presidential candidate and is the managing partner of a Washington law firm, Jenner & Block LLP, is helping advise Obama on putting together a Justice Department team.

However, Perrelli provided Michael Schiavo with legal advice during his response to the Congressional bill that President Bush signed allowing the Schindler fail to take their lawsuit seeking to prevent Terri’s euthanasia death from state to federal courts.

Perrelli led the Jenner & Block team that developed the legal briefs opposing appeals for Michael and he ultimately received the Albert E. Jenner, Jr. Pro Bono Award in October 2006 for representing Terri’s former husband at no cost.

On Michael’s legal team, Perrelli worked with infamous pro-euthanasia attorney George Felos as well as lawyers from the Florida chapter of the ACLU.

Obama’s selection of Perrelli to participate on his Justice Department transition team is no surprise given his comments on Terri’s painful 13-day starvation and dehydration death during the presidential campaign.

During his debate with Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential primary, Obama said his biggest mistake was voting with a unanimous Senate to help save Terri.

In March 2005, just weeks before Terri died, Congress approved legislation allowing her family to take its case from state courts to federal courts in an effort to stop the euthanasia from proceeding.

Terri was not on any artificial breathing apparatus and only required a feeding tube to eat and drink. Her family had filed a lawsuit against her former husband to allow them to care for her and give her proper medical and rehabilitative care.

The Senate unanimously approved a compromise bill, which the House eventually supported on a lopsided bipartisan vote and President Bush signed, to help the disabled woman.

Obama said he should have stood up against the life-saving legislation.

“It wasn't something I was comfortable with, but it was not something that I stood on the floor and stopped,” Obama said.

“And I think that was a mistake, and I think the American people understood that that was a mistake. And as a constitutional law professor, I knew better,” he added.

That wasn't the first time Obama said he regretted supporting the bill to protect the disabled woman.

During an April 2007 debate, Obama said, "I think professionally the biggest mistake that I made was when I first arrived in the Senate. There was a debate about Terri Schiavo, and a lot of us, including me, left the Senate with a bill that allowed Congress to intrude where it shouldn't have.”

"And I think I should have stayed in the Senate and fought more for making sure [Terri's parents couldn't take their case to federal court to save her life]," he explained.

Since Terri’s death, the Schindler family has established a foundation to help disabled and elderly patients obtain proper medical care and legal and other assistance when they are denied it.

Related web sites:
Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation - http://www.terrisfight.org



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: agenda; bhodoj; cultureofdeath; euthanasia; georgefelos; michaelschiavo; moralabsolutes; murderer; obama; obamatruthfile; perrelli; proaborts; prolife; terridailies; terrischiavo; thomasperrelli; whiterose; worstthanoj
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Obama said he should have stood up against the life-saving legislation.

“It wasn't something I was comfortable with, but it was not something that I stood on the floor and stopped,” Obama said.

“And I think that was a mistake, and I think the American people understood that that was a mistake. And as a constitutional law professor, I knew better,” he added.

Obama is going to push euthanasia the same way he pushes abortion.

1 posted on 12/08/2008 4:42:44 AM PST by wagglebee
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2 posted on 12/08/2008 4:43:39 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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3 posted on 12/08/2008 4:44:04 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

satan’s demons do stick together. “You will know them by their deeds”.

LLS


4 posted on 12/08/2008 4:44:40 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!! so sue me!)
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To: wagglebee

Yep, sounds about right.


5 posted on 12/08/2008 4:47:47 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (When homo's can procreate - then they can get married)
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To: wagglebee

An attorney who won an award for representing Terri Schiavo’s husband Michael in his efforts to kill his disabled wife is now an advisor to the transition team of incoming president Barack Obama.

Birds of a feather flock together.
A President that does not respect life is likely to use people on his tean that also have little respect for life.
Is this a suprise too anyone?


6 posted on 12/08/2008 4:55:21 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Coming to You From the Front Lines of Occupied America)
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To: wagglebee; Joe Brower

to be expected: death mongers like company.

Florida ping.


7 posted on 12/08/2008 5:25:50 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: wagglebee

One more reason to despise Barack Obama.


8 posted on 12/08/2008 5:30:50 AM PST by autumnraine (Churchill: " we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall never surrender")
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To: wagglebee

By Grapthar’s Hammer......what a surprise! NOT!


9 posted on 12/08/2008 5:33:42 AM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: wagglebee

Given his love and concern for helpless newborn babies, this is not surprising at all. It is disgusting and shameful, but not surprising.


10 posted on 12/08/2008 5:40:03 AM PST by FarRightFanatic (It wasn't an election. It was a socialist coup.)
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To: wagglebee

Kill a woman, kill a country. All pays the same.


11 posted on 12/08/2008 6:03:42 AM PST by lp boonie (Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment)
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To: wagglebee

This from the same man who would deny medical attention to a baby born alive following an abortion attempt.

Thanks braindead voters, thanks so much. Be careful your family doesn’t decide your life isn’t worth living.


12 posted on 12/08/2008 6:36:25 AM PST by Carley (Prayers for Sgt. Eddie Ryan)
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To: wagglebee

Although the wheels of justice grind slowly, OJ’s
recent trial and sentence gives one hope that prayers for MS, George
Felos and “judge” Greer to receive His perfect justice
just might be answered in our lifetimes!!


13 posted on 12/08/2008 6:41:28 AM PST by Lesforlife
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To: wagglebee

A man is known by the friends he keeps.

Partial Birth Abortion and now Removing Feeding Tubes Euthanasia (by starvation and dehydration).

Would that the situation were reversed and Stanley Ann had been pro-Abortion in 1961. And now I wonder if “Toot” was on feeding tubes when Obama and his lawyers went to visit her right before she died.

Are Liberals so blinded by their own lusts that they do not realize that the feast before them is tainted with poison?


14 posted on 12/08/2008 6:46:45 AM PST by HighlyOpinionated (The USofA, Conservative, Traditional, Constitutional , , , now it's up to the SCOTUSofA.)
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To: HighlyOpinionated
And now I wonder if “Toot” was on feeding tubes when Obama and his lawyers went to visit her right before she died.

I've been wondering that ever since he went to visit her. She died ten days later, which just happens to be the average time it takes to die from dehydration.

15 posted on 12/08/2008 7:01:02 AM PST by BykrBayb (May God have mercy on our souls. ~ ├×)
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To: wagglebee

We will not be silent.
We are your bad conscience.
The White Rose will give you no rest.

Þ

16 posted on 12/08/2008 7:23:36 AM PST by BykrBayb (May God have mercy on our souls. ~ ├×)
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To: floriduh voter

Pingaling to a thread about Odinga’s friend.


17 posted on 12/08/2008 7:25:54 AM PST by BykrBayb (May God have mercy on our souls. ~ ├×)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
New Terri Dailies theme...

While Obama might be seeming to move toward moderation on the war and the economy, his commitment to the culture of death is absolute and unwavering. We will not back down or be silenced in our fight against this evil.


18 posted on 12/08/2008 7:43:22 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: HighlyOpinionated
And now I wonder if “Toot” was on feeding tubes when Obama and his lawyers went to visit her right before she died.

Few deaths are ever that convenient. It wouldn't surprise me if she had been dead a while, but they just waited until the day before the election to announce it.

19 posted on 12/08/2008 7:46:02 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee
American and all illegal voters in America who are for murder should join the democrat party asap if they aren't already a member.

A villain is going to the white house. Stand with your villain, you fools. You won't be spared either if you have a notion that he cares a wit about your civil rights and liberty.

The Madison Avenue president elect will dispense with whomever Michael Schiavo's attorney recommends he does.

Dispense=extermination. It will be gradual. Come back in a few years and post to me, "Floriduh Voter, you were right."

20 posted on 12/08/2008 7:47:32 AM PST by floriduh voter (December 3, 1963 Terri Schindler Schiavo's Birthday. Struck Down by U.S. 3/31/2005)
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To: wagglebee
American and all illegal voters in America who are for murder should join the democrat party asap if they aren't already a member.

A villain is going to the white house. Stand with your villain, you fools. You won't be spared either if you have a notion that he cares a wit about your civil rights and liberty.

The Madison Avenue president elect will dispense with whomever Michael Schiavo's attorney recommends he does.

Dispense=extermination. It will be gradual. Come back in a few years and post to me, "Floriduh Voter, you were right."

21 posted on 12/08/2008 7:47:37 AM PST by floriduh voter (December 3, 1963 Terri Schindler Schiavo's Birthday. Struck Down by U.S. 3/31/2005)
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To: wagglebee

Thanks for the ping!


22 posted on 12/08/2008 8:05:55 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: BykrBayb
All the Obama's are lvg for Oahu for a family vacation. No time to attend a memorial service but it's never a bad time for body surfing.

For sure, BHO would really suck as a paramedic.

23 posted on 12/08/2008 8:16:49 AM PST by floriduh voter (December 3, 1963 Terri Schindler Schiavo's Birthday. Struck Down by U.S. 3/31/2005)
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To: HighlyOpinionated

Who knows? Maybe they’ll have a euthanasia czar under HHS (Tom Daschle). Widows and sick children are most at risk cuz they’re on the medicare and medicaid rolls and receive SS benefits. Widows get survivor benefits too.


24 posted on 12/08/2008 8:19:43 AM PST by floriduh voter (December 3, 1963 Terri Schindler Schiavo's Birthday. Struck Down by U.S. 3/31/2005)
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To: FarRightFanatic

I bet the new demonrat healthcare project will include money for assisted suicide ... and then euthanasia.

When the abortionists run out of customers (at least half their victims in the womb are females who will never need their services) they can then be procured by our government for their new found customer base found in our nursing homes.


25 posted on 12/08/2008 8:20:55 AM PST by victim soul
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To: wagglebee

Obama is one of those rare people who has not one good aspect to him at all. Purely evil. He is such a malignant lying thug that I still feel I can’t wake up from the nightmare of his so-called “fair and square” victory. It is no suprise he surrounds himself with infernal people.


26 posted on 12/08/2008 8:23:41 AM PST by little jeremiah (Leave illusion, come to the truth. Leave the darkness, come to the light.)
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To: floriduh voter

Zero is training his children in how to treat him and Michelle when they get old and inconvenient.


27 posted on 12/08/2008 8:53:02 AM PST by BykrBayb (May God have mercy on our souls. ~ ├×)
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To: wagglebee
Few deaths are ever that convenient

Why? (I don't get out much).

28 posted on 12/08/2008 10:04:45 AM PST by annalex (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea.php)
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To: annalex

Having your “beloved grandmother” die the day before the election may not help, but it can’t hurt — I consider that convenient.


29 posted on 12/08/2008 10:55:18 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

And the photo of 0 - “the face is the index of the mind”.


30 posted on 12/08/2008 3:27:28 PM PST by little jeremiah (Leave illusion, come to the truth. Leave the darkness, come to the light.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; ...
I fear that every nightmare the culture of death can imagine will come to pass in the next four years.

Thread by 2ndDivisionVet.

Pernicious Planned Parenthood Proving Principled Father Neuhaus Right

A young, idealistic Obama supporter emailed me (and others) this message soon after Election Day 2008: "Please read the information at this site and sign the petition opposing the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA). This is basically a piece of legislation that will wipe away EVERY restriction on abortion nationwide regarding parental consent, which trimester, partial birth abortions, etc. Thank you."

That person (and millions of others) should have focused on the respective positions of the presidential candidates on the Freedom of Choice Act BEFORE they voted.

Electing a black man was historic, but a candidate's color or race should not determine whether or not he or she should be supported. That was NOT Dr. Martin Luther King's famous dream.

If 2008 was destined to be the year America elected a black man President, it should have been one who embraces life and traditional American values,. like Ambassador Alan Keyes, not the President-Elect.

Last Halloween, which Team Obama was tricking many prospective voters, Father Richard John Neuhaus, editor in chief of First Things, offered a treat to America's voters, am article titled "Why this Election is About the Freedom of Religion" warning what was at stake on Election Day 2008.

Father Neuhaus began: "One can argue that every presidential election is a 'historic' election. But some are more historic than others. Daniel Henninger had a provocative column yesterday making a strong case that this one is a 'tipping point' between America continuing as an entrepreneurial society or going the way of the European 'social democracies.' He cites the late Senator Pat Moynihan who said the big difference between Europe and America is that the former gives priority to equality and the latter to liberty. I'm not sure that Henninger is right in saying there would be no turning back after four or eight years of President Obama and an overwhelmingly Democratic Congress imposing their passion for a government-directed program of redistribution and social coordination, but the future he depicts is both plausible and ominous."

Father Neuhaus is right: the situation is ominous, but not hopeless.

Father Neuhaus continued: "There is another dimension of this ideological passion for the expansion of government control that is at least equally worrying. It has to do with the freedom of religion in the American constitutional order and the indispensable part that religion plays in checking the ambitions of the modern democratic state. Obama has said that he thinks it is 'tragic' that the Supreme Court has declined to advance the cause of redistributive justice. That refers, of course, to economic redistribution. But the language of healing divisions and bringing us all together—under government auspices—applies also to the social dynamics of American society."

Alas, thanks to the bulk of the major media and inept McCain campaign strategy, millions of voters were unaware of the danger of which Father Neuhaus warned...

31 posted on 12/08/2008 4:19:04 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: BykrBayb; floriduh voter; Lesforlife; Sun; Dante3; 8mmMauser
The deathbots want to practice eugenics, they just want to have plausible deniability.

Thread by me.

British Government Criticized for Keeping Abortions on Disabled Babies a Secret

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The government of Britain is coming under heavy fire for keeping secret the number of abortions purposefully done on babies because they are physically or mentally disabled. The abortions include those done on babies who would have been born with only a club foot or cleft palate.

The information commissioner ordered the release of the numbers to be a part of a new report showing the total abortions in England over the last six months.

However the Department of Health is resisting and claiming that the release of the numbers, even though that have been released in prior years, would somehow identify the women having the abortions. Yet, any personal information is redacted.

The law in the UK allows abortions for any reason up to 24 weeks into pregnancy and for reasons including possible birth defects for the unborn child at any time during the pregnancy.

Pro-life groups are concerned that the law is being abused by those who want to use it for eugenics purposes by killing potentially disabled babies...

32 posted on 12/08/2008 4:23:45 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: BykrBayb; floriduh voter; Lesforlife; Sun; Dante3; 8mmMauser
Finally, a nation gets it right!

Thread by me.

Scotland Parliament Strongly Rejects Legislation to Legalize Assisted Suicide

Edinburgh, Scotland (LifeNews.com) -- The Scottish Parliament, the devolved national, unicameral legislature of Scotland, is not receptive to legislation to legalize assisted suicide in that portion of Great Britain. Margo MacDonald, the MSP behind the bill, failed to garner enough support to introduce the measure.

MacDonald is hoping to get a private member's bill introduced at Holyrood next year but only has the backing of four out of the 129 that comprise the legislative body.

That means she is 14 short of the number needed to get the bill introduced and well short of the level of support necessary to get an assisted suicide bill approved.

MacDonald's bill appears to be modeled after American laws in Oregon and Washington state that require a waiting period before a terminally ill patient can request a physician to provide a lethal drug prescription...

33 posted on 12/08/2008 4:26:17 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee; BykrBayb; floriduh voter; MeekOneGOP; dixiechick2000; ntnychik; potlatch; devolve; ...

Kill the babies in the womb,
kill the Terris in their beds,
burn the Christians in their church
it's Miller Time, he said.

34 posted on 12/08/2008 4:29:37 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: PhilDragoo

Frightening, but accurate.


35 posted on 12/08/2008 4:31:53 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

The Lord has a plan. Do not lose faith. He has a plan. He just keeps telling me that over and over. I don’t know what it is, but ‘though he slay me, yet I will believe’.

Keep praying, and keep watch. The Lord has not forsaken us. Obama and the democrats will be aborted. Their plans will be aborted. I have no doubt.


36 posted on 12/08/2008 5:19:51 PM PST by tuckrdout (~ 'Daily example is the most subtle of poisons.' ~)
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To: tuckrdout
Keep praying, and keep watch. The Lord has not forsaken us. Obama and the democrats will be aborted. Their plans will be aborted. I have no doubt.

I do pray and I know that ultimately we will prevail, but in the interim MILLIONS of innocent lives will be lost.

37 posted on 12/08/2008 5:21:52 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

What a coincidence. The Republicans who empowered these ghouls are still feathering their own nests too.


38 posted on 12/08/2008 5:21:54 PM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: wagglebee

Thanks for the ping!


39 posted on 12/08/2008 8:24:59 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: wagglebee

As a direct descendant of a Scottish immigrant, I’m pleased!

After years of socialism, one wonders if this spark might ignite
to again replicate their heritage?


40 posted on 12/09/2008 4:08:45 AM PST by Lesforlife
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To: neverdem; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; ...
Surprise, surprise, the New York Times gets it right.

Thread by neverdem.

Abortion Politics Didn’t Doom the G.O.P.

AN iron law of recent American politics dictates that any Republican setback at the polls will be quickly pinned on the pro-life movement. You might think that the Republican Party’s 2008 debacle would be an exception to this rule. John McCain probably mentioned earmarks about a thousand times more often than he let the word “abortion” slip his lips. The Republican ticket’s weak attempts to play the culture-war card — a Bill Ayers here, a Joe the Plumber there — had nothing whatsoever to do with Roe v. Wade. And why should abortion opponents, of all conservative factions, take the blame for the financial meltdown, or the bungled occupation of Iraq, or the handling of Hurricane Katrina?

But never mind. Pro-choice Republicans, in particular, know exactly whom to blame for their party’s showing. As Christie Whitman, the former New Jersey governor and Bush administration E.P.A. chief, explained after the election, it lost because “the party was taken hostage by ‘social fundamentalists,’ the people who base their votes on such social issues as abortion.”

The conservative columnist Kathleen Parker made the same point more vividly: “The evangelical, right-wing, oogedy-boogedy branch of the G.O.P. is what ails the erstwhile conservative party.” The neoconservative writer Max Boot was diffident about the matter (“I don’t think Republicans need to panic,” he wrote, but “one area where I do see some room for adjustment is on the issue of abortion”) and the right-wing humorist P. J. O’Rourke was blunt (pro-lifers should “give the issue a rest”). The message is clear: If the Republican Party would only jettison its position on abortion, it would be back on its feet in no time.

For pro-lifers, these refrains are as frustrating as they are familiar. But more frustrating than the blame game is the equally familiar advice that...

"We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will give you no rest."

41 posted on 12/09/2008 4:03:26 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All
Without social conservatism, the conservative movement is worthless.

Thread by 2ndDivisionVet.

Mark Hillman: In Defense of Social Conservatives

Today's Republican Party seeks to advance freedom through limited government, strong national security, personal responsibility and traditional family values.

Although many Republicans generally adhere to all four of those elements, some do not; yet they remain allied because they are so strongly committed to one, two or three of those principles. Despite inner-party squabbles, most Republicans rationally accept that we must work together to form an electoral majority.

Recently, some have grumbled that social conservatives - pro-lifers, opponents of same-sex marriage and the so-called "Religious Right" - are to blame for the party's recent set backs and should be muzzled. If the goal is winning elections, rather than purging membership rolls at the country club, throwing social conservatives under the bus is a catastrophic idea.

42 posted on 12/09/2008 4:05:56 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: BykrBayb; floriduh voter; Lesforlife; Sun; 8mmMauser; Dante3
The response to this will be very interesting.

Thread by me.

British TV Will Show Man's Death at Swiss Euthanasia Clinic, Family Not Charged

London, England (LifeNews.com) -- A national controversy in Britain has been sparked by news that a British television show will reveal footage of 59-year-old Craig Ewert taking his life at a euthanasia clinic in Switzerland. Meanwhile, Ewert's family will escape any charges in connection with his death despite the UK's law against assisted suicide...

43 posted on 12/09/2008 4:08:19 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: BykrBayb; floriduh voter; Lesforlife; Sun; 8mmMauser; Dante3
The abortionist "researcher" spoke IGNORED all but 21 of 700 women.

Thread by me.

Johns Hopkins Researcher Responds to Criticism on Abortion-Mental Health Study

Balitmore, MD (LifeNews.com) -- The lead author of a study last week denying that abortion increases the risk of subsequent mental health problems for women is responding to criticism of his research. Johns Hopkins University professor Robert Blum specifically responded to LifeNews.com articles taking the study to task.

Blum's team at JHU examined numerous studies and drew the conclusion that abortion doesn't increase the risk for mental health problems...

44 posted on 12/09/2008 4:10:40 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

BUMP


45 posted on 12/09/2008 6:52:09 PM PST by Dante3
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To: wagglebee

Thanks for the ping!


46 posted on 12/09/2008 8:45:12 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: wagglebee

Seems appropriate; Obama sought to cancel the Constitutional rights of newly born alive infants in order to protect the abortion slaughter in Illinois, so adding another dead soul wicked man to the Obama dead squad fits the mold(s).


47 posted on 12/09/2008 8:49:50 PM PST by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
This is sickening.

Thread by me.

Scottish MP Pushes Assisted Suicide Bill that Includes Right to Die for Children

EDINBURGH, December 10, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Despite attracting little support from colleagues, Scottish Parliament Member Margo McDonald is continuing to fight for a bill to legalize assisted suicide. McDonald’s bill is so broad that it would entitle children of 12 and younger to choose to kill themselves.

McDonald held a consultation yesterday on the End of Life Choices (Scotland) Bill in an effort to garner more support. So far, McDonald has the support of only three other Parliament members, whereas eighteen are needed for the bill to merit review at Holyrood.

During the consultation, McDonald said that the age limit for assisted suicide consent should coincide with the age when children are allowed to decide which parent to live with after a divorce. Children older than 12 are typically consulted in Scotland's custody battles, with exceptions occasionally made for younger children deemed mature enough.

48 posted on 12/10/2008 4:30:04 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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This should have been done decades ago.

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Abortion Foes Open a New Front

Abortion opponents are pressing state and local governments to stop sending taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood, arguing that the nonprofit group has plenty of cash and shouldn't be granted scarce public funds at a time of economic crisis...

49 posted on 12/10/2008 4:32:03 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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The war to protect innocent life is entering its darkest days.

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The Failure of Our Pro-Life Leadership

December 9, 2008 (InsideCatholic.com) - I recently attended a meeting of pro-life leaders from around the country, called in order to formulate a national strategy on how to defeat the promised Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA). During the 2008 presidential campaign, President-elect Barack Obama infamously stated, to much applause, "Well, the first thing I'd do as president is, is sign the Freedom of Choice Act. That's the first thing that I'd do."

The intent here is to codify the decision in Roe v. Wade, preventing future politicians (and courts outside the Supreme Court) from giving any more power to the states to place limits on abortion. In doing so, FOCA actually goes beyond Roe, calling abortion a "fundamental right" guarded by the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution (and not just the illusory "right to privacy" created in Griswold v. Connecticut, with Roe being part of its progeny).

The call to action in the meeting was admirable, but in the final analysis, it spoke volumes about the pro-life leadership in our country today: It is a group completely on the defensive and has accepted Roe as a framework to work within, rather than a fight to overcome. Choosing to operate within Roe's strictures has proven to be a failed strategy, bringing us to the point where there is a real possibility of FOCA being visited upon our nation...

50 posted on 12/10/2008 4:34:38 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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