Teddy’s health plan. Dowd’s whiteout. Hillary’s Indian adventure. Enviros’ indulgences. Plus more.
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Thanks for such a great piece!
— Paul Moat
Towaco, New Jersey
I’m white delighted with the white exquisite analysis of the
white Mr. Jeffrey Lord, but still, white am I suspicious of the
white editorial board and white Mo of the Times?
— A. A. Reynolds
FEELING SAARI FOR THE UNBORN
Re: Ken Blackwell’s Hillary’s Saari Tour of India:
Empowering women with education, health and choices for their lives is at the very core of any hope for the future. That is what the United Nations Population Fund does. It saves women’s lives in childbirth (over 500,000 die each year), and offers voluntary family planning which saves both women’s and children’s lives. UNFPA may have made small mistakes in the past, but in the last twenty years, it has a stellar reputation. Last year, 181 countries supported UNFPA but not our own. This put us way outside the mainstream and hurt our reputation in the world. This year Obama has released the $50 million Congress approved.
Although UNFPA is not involved in abortion related activities,
here are some startling statistics. Of the 200 million
pregnancies in the world every year, fully twenty percent end in
abortion, i.e., 40 million. Of these, half are illegal and unsafe
— resulting in about 70,000 deaths and over five million
injuries, hemorrhages and infections. Is that what we want? If
truth be told, when the world takes care of women, women take
care of the world. UNFPA takes care of the world’s women. Its
family planning programs prevent hundreds of thousands, if not
millions of abortions. I am thrilled to be cofounder of 34
Million Friends of the United Nations Population Fund.
— Jane Roberts
BEWARE FALSE PROPHETS
Re: Robert P. Kirchoefer’s Granting Environmental Indulgences:
The editorial by Robert Kirchhoefer is absolutely right on target. I have said this to anyone that will listen. How does Al Gore, for instance, make the planet any cleaner by buying a carbon credit? And how can I get into that potentially lucrative field where one can sell “nothing” for lots of money? This is the most stupid idea I have ever heard. It is a way for the new Bishops and Cardinals of the world, the uber rich and politicians, to sell “feel good” to those needing it or as a new tax for those trying to produce product.
Thank you for the article. I will share it with many.
— Patrick Mandeville
A SIMPLE CHOICE
Re: Matt Bowman’s Sebelius and Kmiec Catholicism:
To be a Pro Lifer and to stand firm against abortion is more than tough. Being called to the Catholic faith is not easy. I recommend and even challenge readers go to the Catholic Catechism and read the teachings on Abortion. I believe all will come away with an understanding of the value of life they never had. Please, I encourage you to read it — all your readers.
Catholics for Free Choice: Catholics have always had free choice — God has given us free choice — but the choice is to accept or reject God’s teachings. We are all challenged with the tough decisions. Or we choose not to be involved or informed.
A Cafeteria Catholic chooses from the faith items that make life easier — the tougher decisions require backbone.
Creation of life starts in the 1st book of the Bible, as we read
through the entire Bible, we learn that we are created in the
image of God and God values life… life that He created.
UNDOING THE DAMAGE
Re: Ralph R. Reiland’s A Nation of One-Eyed Sycophants?:
When the Democrats are swept from power, it will be interesting
to see if the Republicans have enough residual conviction to undo
detrimental Obama policies and, if so, how violent Democrat
“activists” will become.
— David Govett
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?