Saturday, March 29, 2014

Good News for a Change.


"A federal judge has blocked the Obama administration from enforcing its controversial contraception mandate against Roman Catholic-affiliated organizations in the Archdiocese of Atlanta and the Diocese of Savannah".

"U.S. District Judge William Duffey ruled Wednesday that the federal government cannot force Catholic schools, hospitals or charities to cover sterilizations, contraceptives or abortion-causing drugs in their health plans, as Obamacare requires of all employers, because to do so would violate their religious freedoms. The Catholic Church teaches that artificial contraception of any kind is gravely sinful".

Friday, March 28, 2014

Getting a Bit Closer Every Day.

We're getting closer every day in our plan to leave the United States and make our home in Philippines.

We've sold the house.....the closing will be the first of next week. We'll move out of the house this weekend.

We've already shipped five balikbayan boxes with 5 more to ship tomorrow. That will leave seven (I hope) to leave on April 19th. We'll probably ship a box of food items unavailable in Philippines just before we depart in June or July.

I've already been to the water department and Georgia Power to have those utilities turned off and taken out of our name. The Internet will be turned off Sunday. We'll have Internet in our new, temporary location.

We had a yard sale not long ago. It was successful, but we still have a bit of junk on our hands. Anything which we don't want will have to set out for trash pick-up Monday morning.

We'll be gone in about 90 days - give or take. Time is flying and dragging at the same time.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Pro-Abortionists Dragging Us Down the Rabbit-Hole.

Originally, Pro-lifers such as myself, would argue that abortion - taking the life of a human in the womb - was no different morally than killing the infant after he or she were born. We did this to show abortion in a negative light. Abortion and infanticide were called comparable evils.

Now, Pro Abortion advocates, such as Italian philosophers, Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva (seen smiling in the photo above) are comparing abortion and infanticide in what they consider a positive light.

In their piece in the Journal of Medical Ethics  the duo prefer the term "after-birth abortion" to "infanticide", however, in order "to emphasise (sic) that the moral status of the individual killed is comparable with that of a fetus (on which ‘abortions’ in the traditional sense are performed) rather than to that of a child. Therefore, we claim that killing a newborn could be ethically permissible in all the circumstances where abortion would be".

 To Giubilini and Minerva, "The moral status of an infant is equivalent to that of a fetus, that is, neither can be considered a ‘person’ in a morally relevant sense.It is not possible to damage a newborn by preventing her from developing the potentiality to become a person in the morally relevant sense".

We in the Pro-Life world have called the moral status of an fetus equivalent to that of an infant and therefore both should live.

Today, the Pro-Abortion folks acknowledge the moral equivalence of an infant and a fetus, but to them, both can be killed when it's convenient for us.

God, help us.