Merry Christmas, from all of us to all of you!
More about this Byzantine Hymn of the Nativity here.
Many doctors have noted increasing numbers of young women in their practice with breast and cervical cancers attributable to oral contraceptives. Much of the data on OCPs note that women who take the pill before their first full term pregnancy have increased rates of breast cancer later in life. It is also well known that OCPs promote the cancer-causing effects of HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) which is a sexually transmitted disease that causes cervical cancer.More here.
“O Flower of Jesse’s stem, you have been raised up as a sign for all peoples; kings stand silent in your presence; the nations bow down in worship before you. Come, let nothing keep you from coming to our aid.”Come to our aid! In so many places we are finally down to one. Let's have none.
In Mississippi, there’s only one abortion clinic remaining — and because of a law passed earlier this year that is designed to protect women’s health, it may soon close.
In April, Mississippi passed a law that requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges to a nearby hospital. However, at the one remaining abortion facility — Jackson Women’s Health Organization — there are three doctors, and only one has admitting privileges.
“The Archdiocese of New Orleans disagrees with Governor Jindal’s stance on this issue, as the use of birth control and contraceptives are against Catholic Church teaching,” Sarah Comiskey McDonald, communications director for the Archdiocese of New Orleans, told EWTN News Dec. 14.
Robert Tasman, associate director of the Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops, also echoed the archdiocese’s statement.Read the news report here.
I don't believe that you can have a culture, a society where over a million babies are aborted every year and not have a dwindling respect for the sanctity of life. I don't think you can have a culture which talks about euthanasia, the Jack Kevorkian story that was big for a while, killing people later in life for the convenience of the living. I just don't believe that a society which can so easily kill for the convenience of the living can do that without suffering some real consequences when it comes to the sanctity of life. -Rush Limbaugh Show, 17 December 2012.
Politicizing culture sometimes seems repulsive or unfair to conservatives. We need to get over that, because the other side does it every day, in countless ways. Those low-information voters tend to be very high consumers of popular culture. Sometimes it’s the only medium for effectively communicating with them. Better to spend a hundred million dollars on that pursuit right now, than on a hundred TV ads they’ll ignore in the fall of 2016.By the way, Prof. Reynolds (The Instapundit) suggests
Buy some women’s magazines. No, really. Or at least some women’s Web sites.Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal suggests in"The End of Birth-Control Politics" in the WSJ, Dec. 13, 2012, that selling contraceptives over-the-counter would poke a hole in the Obamacare birth control mandate and get both government and the insurance industry out of the Birth Control business. Interesting.
One of the groups with whom Romney did worst was female “low-information voters.” Those are women who don’t really follow politics, and vote based on a vague sense of who’s mean and who’s nice, who’s cool and who’s uncool.
To give you just one example, Germany has had a higher degree of childlessness than America, and for a longer time. In a 2006 survey of fertility aspirations, 23 percent of German men said that having no children was the ideal form of family life. Think about that for a moment. And now think about what it means for a civilization to have a quarter of its men not interested in having any children at all.By the way, in case you missed it the outcome is this: end of western civilization as we know it. We're just saying. Read the whole thing here.
"Low-information voters trend younger and are more likely to be unmarried."Daycare Generation = Free Contraception Voters says The Washington Times:
"The mere hint that they might lose access to birth control appears to have been sufficient to frighten a majority of American women into Mr. Obama’s protective arms."[Related items: Obama the One Who Will Save Women. And the sykrocketing Teen Lingerie market says Business Insider.]
"all of my career I’ve believed this is a center-right country and that essentially our job was to organize and communicate and we would win. I believe now, because we have lost the entertainment world, the news media, and the academic world, this is, in a sense, at best a centrist country with a dominant left..."
"...in terms of people under 30, more people under 30 get news from The Daily Show and Colbert than get news from Fox. Now, if you’re not in The Daily Show and Colbert you’re not even in their world."Daycare Generation = Yearning for Foster Families and Suppressed Masculinity Voters says Camille Paglia
"But middle-class white girls, told that every career is open to them and encouraged to excel at athletics, are faced with slacker white boys nagged by the PC thought police into suppressing their masculinity -- which gets diverted instead into video games and the flourishing genre of online pornography." ....
"The emotional deficiencies in sanitized middle-class life have led to the blockbuster success of the fiveTwilight films as well as this year’s The Hunger Games. Their stars are nice white girls thrust into extreme situations and looking for strength. But the movies are set in abnormal environments of supernatural vampirism or dystopian survivalism. Romance is peculiarly intertwined with bloody atrocities and the yearning fabrication of foster families."...
"Middle-class white girls will never escape the cookie-cutter tyranny of their airless ghettos until the entertainment industry looks into its soul and starts giving them powerful models of mature womanliness."[UPDATE Related item: new book by Instapundit's wife Dr. Helen Smith, Men on Strike: Why Men Are Boycotting Marriage, Fatherhood, and the American Dream - and Why It Matters]
About one fourth of our generation has already been wiped out, and the executions continue at the rate of over 3000 a day. If you were born after that date [Jan. 22 1973], you are one of the unchosen.You are a Death Roe Survivor. - DeathRoe.com
Over 10,000 gathered outside Ireland’s parliament this week to demand that Prime Minister Enda Kenny keep his campaign promise of 2011 not to bring legalized abortion into the Republic. The crowd included five Catholic bishops, and was organized by a united effort of all of Ireland’s pro-life organizations.Read the whole thing at Lifesitenews.
Now sick babies go on death pathway: Doctor's haunting testimony reveals how children are put on end-of-life plan
- Practice of withdrawing food and fluid by tube being used on young patients
- Doctor admits starving and dehydrating ten babies to death in neonatal unit
- Liverpool Care Pathway subject of independent inquiry ordered by ministers
- Investigation, including child patients, will look at whether cash payments to hospitals to hit death pathway targets have influenced doctors' decisions