A roundup of news and commentary from around the interwebs.
As the Target boycott continues, the chain is now receiving bomb threats—from LGBT activists who are furious that Target pulled some of its “Pride” merchandise over backlash from consumers. That’s some pretty incendiary tolerance—and a reminder that these people are playing for keeps, and they don’t like giving up territory they thought they had already conquered.
Ireland’s abortion regime continues to expand. From one of the most pro-life nations on earth, to this:
A leading pro-life group has said the fact that a bill legalising abortion on demand to 6 months was supported by a narrow majority of TDs shows the Dáil is out of touch with the people on this issue.
“When it comes to abortion, mostly because of the media’s support for liberalising campaigns, the extremists in the Dáil seem to be in charge,” Megan Ní Scealláin of the Life Institute said.
“A recent Irish Times poll showed very little support for changes to the law, yet a majority of TDs last night voted to legalise abortion on demand to 6 months, which is far, far more extreme than the 12-week model put before voters in the referendum.”
“They also voted to support extending abortion on disability grounds, which can only be described as cruelty dressed up as compassion – and to scrap the 3-day wait period, even though that may save up to 1,000 babies from abortion a year.”
“Sinn Féin, and Ministers like Catherine Martin and Neale Richmond are completely out of touch with the public on this. They have aligned themselves with extremists on abortion and that needs to be highlighted.”
“Stephen Donnelly says there were 8,500 abortions in 2022 – the rise is both steep and appalling. How many abortions does Bríd Smith possibly want to happen?” she asked.
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This is a very interesting piece from The Critic on how the police were co-opted by progressive movements: “How the cops got woke.” An excerpt:
One photo that elegantly encapsulates the appalling decline of British institutions is surely the Greater Manchester Police Gay Bee. The rainbow-coloured bumblebee outfit, worn by a police officer on a Pride march in Bolton in 2018, attracted ire from the public amidst the force’s many failures to deal with rocketing crime rates. Sadly, GMP’s Gay Bee did not buzz about in isolation. He has been joined by countless officers taking part in Pride marches, adorning their uniforms in rainbow designs. Even response cars were getting an LGBT-friendly lick of paint.
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Federal prisoners in Canada are now clamouring for access to assisted suicide, a chilling new report reveals—and some correctional staff are even bringing it up with inmates.
Some babies survive abortions. This is blood-curdling account of what one abortionist did when that happened.