Abortion: a matter solely for the mother (long but worth it!)

A note to all the participants of last Friday’s antiabortion March for Life rally, in Washington DC: I hope you’re preparing to make condoms rain from the sky. Buckets of them. Craploads, hurled from the cargo holds of the biggest planes you can find. Also, birth control pills. I hope every time a teenager opens …

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The obscenity of gun deaths

AR-15-style assault weapons were designed to kill people quickly with little effort. Allowing shooters to buy these weapons of war has torn so many families and communities apart: Boulder – 10 murdered El Paso – 22 murdered Parkland – 17 murdered Sutherland Springs – 26 murdered Las Vegas – 60 murdered Orlando – 49 murdered …

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Would the military support the Constitution?

Fewer than 1 percent of the population currently serve in uniform, and 7 percent are military veterans. The number of Gold Star families — the term for those who lost a family member to combat — is about 7,000 from Iraq and Afghanistan. There is a discussion among military families, veterans and scholars that begins …

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If you can’t win on policy and care for fellow humans…….

The University of Florida has barred three professors from providing expert testimony in a lawsuit that restricts voting rights. The university said in a statement that testimony by professors Dan Smith, Michael McDonald, and Sharon Austin, as paid experts for the plaintiffs, would be “adverse to the university’s interests as a state of Florida institution.” …

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Cop26

Oil delegates dominate Cop26 There were more delegates at Cop26 associated with the fossil fuel industry than from any single country, the BBC reported. It said 503 people with links to fossil fuel interests had been accredited for the climate summit, compared with 479 from Brazil, which has the largest official team of negotiators. A …

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Another big lie

A school administrator in Southlake, Texas, advised teachers last week that if they have a book about the Holocaust in their classroom, they should also have a book with an “opposing” perspective. The only “diverse perspective” on the Holocaust is Holocaust denial: the odious contention that Hitler didn’t arrange the murder of 6 million Jews …

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Supreme Court starts new term with abortion, guns on the docket

The US Supreme Court has been hearing the first in-person arguments since the March 2020 coronavirus lockdown. The high court, with a newly expanded 6-3 conservative majority, has a politically charged docket. The court will consider: – trimming or eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion, established in the landmark Roe v. Wade case. -cases …

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