4.30.04 @ 12:01AM
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— Stephen Wiggins
Re: George Neumayr’s Smealing Hughes
Didn’t Mr. Neumayr just simply expose the plain depraved truth about pro-abortionists and their effect on society?
And Mzzzzz. Eleanor Smeal croaking that Karen Hughes’s remarks were “cynical, ugly, and mean-spirited?” Now, would that be a self-description of hellacious hag Eleanor’s basic personality traits, or what?
And, Mzzzzz. Patricia Ireland on her fellow pervos’ death wish for the man who is protecting their wicked lives: “There is a deep anger.” How about “A Deep Hatred”? … for self, and for humanity, fanned by the gaseous bluster of illiberal feminism.
The fact is, pro-abortionists are of a type with any other
terrorists by their attitudes and executions. And terrorists are of
a type with all other despots who have rained with blood and horror
— Carl Gordon Pyper
I worked for many years in a NICU and have stories that show how the knowledge you are carrying a child who is deformed, who may have a heart defect that cuts the babies life short, or other anomalies that can stun a parents who are learning of the fact their baby is not normal.
I have seen many, many parents who, even with the knowledge their baby is not normal, may not live or have a defect that will be hard to live with go on to have their baby.
When one is being born we know will not live, the parents are given all the support we can give them. When the baby comes, the parents are given a room so they may spend time with the child until it dies. They hold the baby and let it know it is loved, and was wanted. We have special name cards, beautiful gowns and blankets for the baby, beautiful boxes to keep the tiny piece of hair, the cards and any other keepsake for the parents to have. We have cameras ready and pictures are taken and given to the parents. Sometimes, grandparents are there to support and say good-bye, the siblings, if old enough can see the baby and say good-bye as well. The parents leave the hospital, grieving, but knowing they gave the baby their love in this difficult way. This is courage, love and real parenthood.
I have seen babies with anomalies that were very disfiguring, but had parents who held them, as long as they could, crying for their child and themselves. It is not easy, this way of showing love, but the parents are always glad they chose to be there for the baby.
So, it is a matter of choice, the parent must make the choice, but they need to know they have the option of delivering the baby and being with it until the baby dies. I think it is important for them to know how parents who have done this feel. Many have said, they know they gave their child all they could and it was important to say good-bye.
Always a heartbreaking decision, but the choice always lies in the parents’ hands. It is a tough one.
— Carole Graham
Regarding George Neumayr’s article “Smealing Hughes,” those who
oppose legalized abortion must begin to use language as precise and
graphic as warranted by the horrors of abortion. One of the biggest
mistakes we make is to permit abortionists to use polite parlor
language to mask their heinous activities. So, in my opinion, if
Karen Hughes didn’t say what the abortionists claim she did, she
— A. A. Reynolds
My fiancé sent me the 4/29/04 article about abortion advocates wanting an apology for comments not even made to them. After finishing the article I was sick to my stomach. My fiancé and I had an ectopic pregnancy 2 years ago in August and I didn’t have a choice in that. I had miscarried most of the baby at only 2 months. I had to take chemotherapy shots to make sure that any remaining pregnancy tissue was out so I would not get an infection — they also do this for abortions. Having been through that and not having the choice on aborting what was left of my baby I have incredibly strong feelings on the topic. Even though there was nothing I could do to save my baby, knowing that they gave me shots like they do for abortions has done a number on my emotions. I still struggle knowing this. To hear women promoting such a thing is beyond me.
I was raised to be a “feminist” and went to one of the most “feminist” high schools. For a long time I thought women should have the choice to abort — it’s their bodies. I have since then come to God and realized how wrong and stupid I was. Women have a choice — they made their choice when they laid on their backs! If you cannot handle the possible consequences that come with having sex you shouldn’t be doing it!
The feminists want equal treatment and to be able to do whatever they want, but with that comes responsibility yet they refuse to be responsible for themselves and their actions.…
Aborting your baby because it’s not convenient for you is NOT okay. For women to be out there marching around saying that Barbara should have aborted George is ludicrous. What if their moms thought they were an inconvenience and aborted them — they wouldn’t be here to march! They should feel BLESSED to live in a country that even allows them to act out! If George wasn’t here to protect their “rights” to march and demonstrate where would they be? They’d be locked up in a prison somewhere and they wouldn’t be yelling then would they? It’s women like them that make me ashamed to be a woman. My roommate was at the march in DC and I can’t even look at her now. I’m so disgusted at all of them. They want to rip on Bush about the war and all the innocent lives being lost, yet they will NEVER look at themselves and all the innocent lives they are PURPOSELY MURDERING! My fiancé said it best; it’s not pro-choice, it’s PRO-MURDER!
Sorry for such a long rant, but it just amazes me at how stupid
such educated people can be. Thanks for writing such great
— Stephanie Bogan
Los Angeles, California
Re: The Washington Prowler’s Guess Who Didn’t Come to Breakfast:
In reference to The Prowler’s comment on White House efforts, “That’s not the way many Catholics see it. Instead, there continue to be rumblings that the White House and its Catholic surrogates fail to reach out in even small ways to Roman Catholic groups,” am I the only one that is sick and tired of self-described groups whining about not being catered to?
Aren’t we all Americans that are supposed to listen to a candidate’s position and views and vote accordingly? And don’t these same groups, once “reached”, usually complain about the politician pandering to them?
This kind of group think is what forces our politicians to waste time putting on silly clothes, following customs, and showing up at useless events just to say, “hey, look at me! I’m now one of you for an hour!” How phony is that?
I’m a 45 year old, upper middle class white male with no
religious affiliation (not an atheist, but I don’t care for
organized religion and it’s basically none of anyone’s business),
married with no children, and strict Constitutionalist. Where’s my
— Greg Barnard
ET TU, ARTRU?
Re: Phillipe Artru’s letter (under “Eternal France”) in Reader Mail’s Coming Attractions:
That was an amusing letter by Phillipe Artru, who seems to be an
amusing little man. The Soviets retreated all the way to Stalingrad
and Leningrad. I wonder if he has ever heard of them. Not that I
have a warm spot in my heart for Stalin or communism, but I think
those two places alone constituted more resistance than le Grande
Armee ever put up. Of course there were those French who retreated
to England, thereby beginning a whole new generation of snotty
waiters. Churchill’s only reason for supporting de Gaulle as leader
of the Free French was to make sure he would leave England when the
time came. As for America not helping out France during the
Napoleonic Wars; let’s see: Oh yeah! That’s when France invaded
everybody in Europe and the Middle East (just like Hitler). Why
would we have helped you do that, Phillipe?
— Chris Buckley
In response to the letter from Mr. Artru. You have made some good
observations sir, but your French got in the way again. Being a
native of Vermont, whose ancestor served with Samuel De Champlain
when we settled this fine area, and of course of French descent, I
do take a little umbrage at a couple of your remarks. You lost your
country in 1940 when your defeatist leadership (caused by many
years of laxity) could not wage a proper defense (nor offense)
against a well-trained, led , and determined enemy. Yes, you lost
100,000 to their 30,000, but you lost. You also lost 50,000 in
Indochina, but left half the country intact (as you say), which
caused us to come in to try to save that half, after you screwed
things up for us there. You are right, we did not take your side in
the Napoleonic Wars because you were in the wrong there. You
engaged in terror tactics against your own people in your
revolution (Reign of Terror) and went to war against other nations
for the purpose of conquest.
— Pete Chagnon
Re: George Neumayr’s Among the Pagan Ladies:
If ever a “Demonstration” actually demonstrated, this one
certainly did. Isn’t it ironic that the first two syllables of the
word spell out demon? While not a religious proselytizer, I find
myself thinking of God and the afterlife after seeing the video of
the harridans who perpetrated this perverse and perfidious display
on the rest of us.
— Joseph Baum
Newton Falls, Ohio
Having read the stories about the recent march on Washington to
support “choice,” one is struck by the irony of it all. As one who
has lived through the modern development of the “Women’s Movement”
I can only express sadness for what started out as a worthy
movement. I can remember those first cries of protest demanding
“equal pay for equal work” and the same opportunity for advancement
as men. These ideas were supported by a large number of Americans,
male and female. Unfortunately, the movement was quickly captured
by a small group of women with other agendas. Today’s leadership of
the Women’s Movement and those politicians who support them appear
to only give lip service to those goals. Apparently, from the
statements of some of the leadership in the past few years, even
sexual harassment can be mitigated by the appearance of otherwise
“supportive” behavior by the perpetrator. Instead, the victims are
attacked and denigrated by leaders of the movement for what is
clearly political reasons. In today’s leadership, if you observe
the things that provoke their “passion” and their outrage, the sad
conclusion is they believe there are only two issues that define
women’s equality with men; the right to marry a woman and the right
to kill their unborn child. This is a tragic devolution of the
meaning of equality as well as the significance and value of women
— D. Hendrickson
Re: Marina Malenic’s Driving Off Into the Sunset:
Thanks for the bit of nostalgia. We were a Pontiac family for
many years. I have one quibble — the “Crown Vic” is a Ford, not a
— P.A. Melita
Marina’s Dad is probably disappointed that she misidentified a
Crown Victoria as a GM product (Chevrolet). Everyone knows a
Crown-Vic is a Ford product. Maybe it was a Caprice?
I enjoyed reading this piece.
I thought about the past when it was common for families to have
generational loyalty to automobile brands. My family owned Fords.
My grandfather’s investments that were not in Chevron common stock
were in Ford Motor Co. stock. This tradition started to end in the
late '70s when Detroit made some truly terrible automobiles trying
to meet the market demand for more fuel efficient products. In
doing so they abused their loyal customers.
— Steve Cushman
P.S. The “Crown Victoria” is a “Blue Oval” (Ford) product.
The best chance for defeating Senator Specter will be in
November. Conservatives in Pennsylvania should vote for Bush and
abandon Specter. This is a unique opportunity. Very few
conservative voters can begin the process of sanitizing the
Judiciary Committee and can also put other RINOS on notice. This
can all be done with little or no risk. The senate majority will
most likely not be lost., and if it is, a senate majority that
includes Specter, and other RINOs has little value. Specter is not
worth the prospect of one more Supreme Court Justice like
— Charles Tucker
Babbin is saying what most Americans think these days. The
endless anti-Americanism worldwide only makes Americans weary of
the world that we continue to hold on our Atlas shoulders. One day
we hated Americans will shrug, build a huge fence around our
shores, set up our “Star Wars” missiles and leave the world to go
to its eventual hell. As the old saying goes, “freedom isn’t free.”
We Americans continue to pay while the rest of the world berates,
belittles and then yells at us when we get tired of the abuse. Hang
in there, Mr. Babbin.
— Deborah Durkee
I have to comment on the letter by Gaurav Goyal about Jed Babbin.
The UN is the Parliament for the world’s democracy!!?? The UN is
run by petty little dictators and socialists who have no regard for
democracy in any sense. The UN should be disregarded as it is
irrelevant as an institution, and has been for some time now. As
for enslaving countries, I would only hope and pray that we could
enslave as many as possible with the horror of democracy and
capitalism. Oh the terror of a higher standard of living, the
danger of freedom of speech, the decadence of living where and when
you want!! What will the people do when THEY decide how their lives
are lived, instead of your precious “institutions.”
— Greg Goff
Dear Mr. Babbin: Being a college professor in the midst of final
exam week, I didn’t have the time to read “Once More Into the
Screech” when it was published on Tuesday, April 27. However, the
two reader responses published as part of reader mail on Thursday,
April 29, prompted me to go back and read your article. You
provided an accurate summary of objective reality, much as Karen
Hughes did in a related context, and you received a similar “how
dare you state the truth” response, a response that only validates
your original remarks. Our nation’s revolution was based on one set
of beliefs and values; the French revolution was based on a
significantly different set of beliefs and values. Given these
different worldview foundations, the current differences between
the American and French perspectives are almost inevitable. In the
spirit of Edmund Burke, keep up the good work!
— Brad Lemler
Re: Brandon Crocker’s The Party Without a Soul:
In my lifetime I fully expect to see the Democratic Party
disappear. But I have to tell you Mr. Crocker, the Republicans are
not doing much better. Their core belief in a smaller government
has not been fulfilled. Fact is neither party since FDR has seen
fit to reduce the size or funding of government. So it’s pretty
much pox on both sides of the aisle.
— John McGinnis
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