Whether we are talking about respect of one nation for another, or respect of one individual for another, nothing undermines respect more than duplicity – saying one thing and acting differently.
I think it is a big reason why President Obama's recent speech to the nation, where he attempted to explain why he has proposed military action in Syria, fell so flat.
The president cast his rationale for wanting to take action in moral terms. But the very dubious moral record that this president has established, both regarding respecting the sanctity of life and traditional moral principles, seriously undermines his credibility for moral leadership. more >>
John Welden, 29, escaped a possible life sentence on Monday when he pleaded guilty in a Florida court to tricking his ex-girlfriend into taking abortion pills to prevent another girlfriend he intended to marry from discovering their relationship.
Welden was facing a life sentence after being charged with murder in May under a rarely used federal law called the "Protection of Unborn Children Act" for forging a prescription for an abortion pill, and disguising it as a common antibiotic and giving it to his ex-girlfriend, Remee Jo Lee.
He pleaded guilty on Monday under a deal recommending that he only serves 13 years and eight months in prison, according to the Tampa Bay Times. If U.S. District Judge Richard A. Lazzara adopts the deal recommended by attorneys on both sides of the case, Welden could be free by age 40. The judge warned Welden, however, that he could be imprisoned for more time than he had bargained for. He is scheduled for sentencing on Dec. 5. more >>
Pastor Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Church in Dallas has questioned the attempts to stir up outrage for the Syrian chemical weapon attack in August that killed hundreds of children, yet no such compassion is shown for the millions of aborted babies in the U.S. every year.
"Why is genocide in Syria intolerable while infanticide in our country is not only permissible but considered a constitutional right? By what moral authority do we deny the leader of another nation his 'freedom of choice' to exterminate his own people, yet empower our own citizenry to kill their children and even provide hundreds of millions of tax dollars to Planned Parenthood to carry out the executions?" Jeffress wrote in a column for Dallas News.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad stands accused of using chemical weapons on his own people, with an attack in August killing 1,429 Syrians, including 426 children. The Obama administration has insisted that the use of chemical weapons needs to be punished by military strikes aimed at taking down the Syrian regime, which has been engaged in a civil war with rebels that has resulted in over 100,000 deaths since 2011. more >>
College junior and pro-abortion activist Elizabeth Jahr made an egregious allegation against the pro-life community last week in her opinion editorial submitted to The Christian Science Monitor. In her article, Pro-life Groups Don't Really Protect the Unborn, she charges pro-life groups with using a fight for life to veil a greedy power trip.
Unfortunately, Jahr's op-ed reads like a college student's term paper that argues the Odyssey is a roller coaster at a Disney theme park. It is missing pivotal facts about both the pro-life and pro-abortion movements. And I'm the pro-life kid in the class asking, "Where have you been all semester?"
The sad fact of the matter is that when young women like Jahr and I go to college, we are told to be open-minded. But as Jahr's commentary demonstrates, that merely consists of memorizing the bulleted talking points of the Leftists. You see, Jahr is only regurgitating the cliff notes she has been fed by the likes of Sandra Fluke and Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards when she wrote: more >>
A Miami Heat player recently offered a candid description of his and his wife's struggle with an unplanned pregnancy at a young age, and their regrettable decision to abort the baby, in their wedding announcement in the New York Times.
Udonis Haslem, currently a member of the NBA for the Miami Heat, and his college sweetheart of 14 years, Faith Rein, wed in Palm Beach, Fla. on August 24. The New York Times published a wedding announcement following the couple's nuptials, in which the two describe their difficult decision to have an abortion while they were studying at the University of Florida back in the early 2000's.
"I am not a huge fan of abortion, but we both had sports careers, plus we could not financially handle a baby," Haslem, who plays on the Miami Heat with Lebron James and Dwayne Wade, told the NY Times' Sunday edition. Haslem also noted that at the time of this unexpected pregnancy, he was financially supporting his child from a "high school fling," who is now 14-years-old and lives with his mother. more >>
A coalition of doctors and a legal defense organization called for an investigation of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England's illegal sale of abortion-inducing drugs, which Planned Parenthood sold after the FDA's permission of 49 days from a women's last menstrual cycle.
Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF)-allied attorney Michael J. Tierney says that the New Hampshire Planned Parenthood has been violating the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) protocols for abortion-inducing drugs, when it "publicly advertises" that such drugs may be taken at home and up to 63 days past the last cycle.
ADF and the American Association of Pro-life Obstetricians and Gynecologists presented Tierney's information to the New Hampshire Boards of Medicine and Nursing on Wednesday, requesting an investigation of New Hampshire's Planned Parenthood. more >>