The details of the Gosnell murder trial are simply too much to tell-details are at our website. However, in the latest day of testimony, a woman who worked for Gosnell off the books illegally wept as she told how she participated in the same actions that led to murder charges against Gosnell.
Pope Francis, in one of his first Tweets, said, “true power is service. The Pope must serve all people, especially the poor, the week, the vulnerable.” Just prior to his inaugural mass, Francis took time to stop and offer a blessing for a disabled man. Meanwhile, major media outlets have begun a barrage of criticism of the new Pope. The latest charges say he is “medieval”.
Catholic bishops are turning their attention to US House Republicans, hoping they will place conscience protections to help stop the egregious nature of the HHS mandate that forces employers to pay for most anything that interdicts pregnancy.
Another report from the Financial Times points out China’s demographic problems. It makes a direct link between China’s aging population and the fact that the number of abortions in China over the last 40 years has exceeded the population of the US.
The lead prosecutor on Monday told a Philadelphia court what the Kermit Gosnell murder trial is and what it is not about. He said the case has less to do with abortion than it does with the fact that Kermit Gosnell is a killer who took the lives of newly born babies. Between a female patient and seven newborn infants, Gosnell is charged with more than 30 criminal counts.
Religious people with internal moral conflicts tend to get clumsy. Joe Biden says that the Catholic Church has always debated within itself over whether abortion was always or intrinsically wrong. His own bishop immediately reproved him and corrected that statement. Now comes news that in a conversation with a foreign head of state, Biden inferred that he simply must attend a mass for Pope Francis or lose his soul.
Meanwhile, leading the delegation from the US House of Representatives, speaker John Boehner has chosen New Jersey Representative Chris Smith, a pro-life champion.
40 Days for Life has now seen 423 babies saved from abortion in the last 33 days. And one abortion clinic after years of such prayer and vigil has said it will not renew its lease.
Add the name “Nancy Pelosi” to the official US delegation attending the installation March 19 of Pope Francis. Nancy Pelosi has said not having an abortion could be a death sentence for women; Pope Francis has said abortion is a death penalty for the unborn.
Pro-life advocates oppose ObamaCare because of its abortion provisions. The Hyde amendment, which must be renewed each year, is like a Dutch boy holding his finger in the dike. The moment the Hyde amendment is not renewed, ObamaCare prescribes abortion for any pregnancy. At a gathering of conservatives in DC, Senate leader Mitch McConnell stood next to a pile of papers 20,000 pages high-stacked flat, showing the volume of regulations from ObamaCare. He pledged Republicans would not give up repealing the measure and cited one report indicating that healthcare premiums will as much as double in the year 2014, which happens to be the next election for the U.S. Senate.
The UN has failed to address violence against women. Powerful western developed countries held the agreement hostage, demanding international abortion rights in exchange for protections. Reuters, AP and the New York Times are all falsely saying that some unnamed delegation wanted religious exemptions for violence against women.
The election of a new Pope apparently will set up an interesting meeting between the new Pope Francis, formerly Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, and Vice President Joe Biden, who finds no conflict between his professed Catholic faith and his advocacy of abortion, something Pope Francis has called the “Death Penalty for the Unborn”.
As a leader of Argentinian Catholics, Bergoglio helped steer the church away from essentially Marxism in the form of liberation theology. Liberation theology happens to be a linchpin in the thinking of Catholics who accept abortion as something moral. He has been seen as a ‘compassionate conservative’ and has shown an aptitude in bridging large philosophical divides. In Argentina he worked with Catholics and other Christians of Eastern traditions and even his name Francis, chosen in honor of the 11th century Catholic Saint, is an interesting choice for a Jesuit intellectual.
Abby Johnson is taking heat from the abortion industry for her work in helping abortion clinic workers do what she did and quit their jobs. She calls her work, “And Then There Were None”.
In other news, a party line vote in the U.S. Senate quickly sank the hopes of Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and rejected his attempt to defund ObamaCare for this fiscal year. And a healthy baby boy has been born after another fascinating heart surgery on the child at 23-weeks gestation.