A roundup of important news from around the interwebs.
Thailand moves closer to legalizing abortion, which it hopes to have accomplished by mid-February after last year’s ruling by the Constitutional Court.
According to NBC News: “The Supreme Court handed a victory to advocates of abortion rights Monday, wiping off the books lower court rulings that had upheld a Texas order banning nearly all abortions in the state during the coronavirus pandemic.” Abortions are essential. Almost nothing else is. Welcome to the West in 2021. We deserve what we get.
The battle over abortion in Argentina continues, with pro-abortion politicians insisting that physicians opposed to killing pre-born children in the womb must refer women to someone who will. Argentina is still a majority pro-life country, so the narrow legalization victory has not ended the debate, but begun it afresh. Argentine pro-lifers are fighting implementation tooth and nail:
A statement signed by the Consortium of Catholic Doctors, the Catholic Lawyers Corporation and other groups called on doctors and lawyers to “resist with nobility, firmness and courage the norm that legalizes the abominable crime of abortion.” The anti-abortion group Unidad Provida also urged doctors, nurses and technicians to fight for their “freedom of conscience” and promised to “accompany them in all the trials that are necessary.”
Under the law, private health centres that do not have doctors willing to carry out abortions must refer women seeking abortions to clinics that will. Any public official or health authority who unjustifiably delays an abortion will be punished with imprisonment from three months to one year…
The law’s supporters expect backlash in Argentina’s conservative provinces. In the northern province of Salta, a federal judge this week rejected a measure filed by a former legislator calling for the law to be suspended because the legislative branch had exceeded its powers. Opponents of abortion cite international treaties signed by Argentina pledging to protect life from conception.
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Hungary is putting Big Tech on notice over censorship of conservatives.
To celebrate the 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade (and over sixty million baby corpses), the White House renewed Biden’s promise to protect Roe at all costs:
The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to codifying Roe v. Wade and appointing judges that respect foundational precedents like Roe. We are also committed to ensuring that we work to eliminate maternal and infant health disparities, increase access to contraception, and support families economically so that all parents can raise their families with dignity. This commitment extends to our critical work on health outcomes around the world.
It’s weird that they consistently refer to the “Biden-Harris Administration.” Did we call it the Trump-Pence Administration? Or, for that matter, the Obama-Biden Administration?
Sadly, many alleged pro-lifers who supported Biden over Trump remained deathly silent as Biden did what we all knew he would. Princeton philosopher Robert P. George released this statement in response:
I learned today, to my bitter regret and disappointment, that I was wrong about many of my pro-life friends—or friends I thought were pro-life—who supported Joe Biden (reluctantly or so I thought) because they found Donald Trump abominable. I believed, indeed I was confident, that despite favoring Biden as ‘the lesser evil,’ they would fiercely oppose the Biden administration’s assault on unborn babies. I was certain they would be at the forefront of condemning Biden’s pro-abortionism. I was sure they would speak out forcefully in defense of the victims of this monstrous injustice, this slaughter of innocents. I turned out to be wrong.
Shame on them.
In the meantime, Nancy Pelosi had a few choice words for pro-lifers:
Pelosi, 80, was a guest on an episode of the former first lady’s iHeartRadio podcast “You and Me Both” that aired Monday. The two Democrats discussed the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters and Trump’s degree of responsibility for the violent riot. The discussion touched on new polling data from The Washington Post and ABC News that indicates that 70% of Americans say Trump was responsible for the riot. Pelosi also mentioned how other polling data shows that over 40% of Americans said they didn’t support removing Trump from office.
“Why? One issue: abortion,” she said. “And that is enough. When you take the greed of those who want their tax cut — that’s probably a small number, but nonetheless a number — and then you take the abortion issue. And many of these people are very good people; that’s just their point of view. But they were willing to sell the whole democracy down the river for that one issue.”
That “one issue,” of course, is the destruction of innocent human beings in the womb. Pelosi neglected to mention that.
This sort of demonization isn’t new. A therapist even stated recently that she wouldn’t treat pro-lifers for mental illness, which is a different level of hatred altogether.
North Carolina’s first Black lieutenant governor recently spoke at the North Carolina Right to Life March and Rally and issued a powerful statement:
They want us to quit. I am not. They want us to be silent. I will not. The forces that are fighting against unborn lives… want us to go silently into the night and disappear. I’ve got a message from here in Raleigh today. It is not going to happen…There is no greater mission on earth than standing up for the most defenseless among us. We cannot say we believe in equality, we cannot say that Black lives matter or all lives matter or blue lives matter until we say unborn lives matter, because that is where it all starts.
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