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A few minutes earlier a car had stopped on Pennsylvania Avenue and the female driver was furious about the display. What had bothered her? Leslie Sneddon told me that the woman was “just very angry at the pictures and the fact that little children would have to see them. Our experience has shown that sometimes people who are angry are usually angry at themselves for not realizing what it is they support! Some may have participated in an abortion and are angry because they are now confronted with the reality.”
Others may be complicit in friends’ abortions; or may be Christian or otherwise pro-life and realize they should be doing more about it. The need to protect children is often invoked, Mrs. Sneddon said. But a man who walked by with several small children looking at the pictures said that he wasn’t concerned because the pictures were “the truth.”
Gregg Cunningham, the executive director of the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, tells an interesting story in his latest newsletter. He spoke to a conference in London sponsored by Christian Concern. But he soon found that one speaker representing a “supposedly pro-life organization opposes the use of abortion imagery in abortion education.” Why? They would never be invited back into the schools as guest lecturers if they showed those horrid pictures! But the exchange between them continued, and eventually at least some timid pro-life Brits were persuaded to be more courageous.
“We cannot fight abortion by covering it up,” says Gregg Cunningham. He’s right about that.
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?
H/T to National Review Online