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Positive vs. Natural Law
Picture this scene, a few years hence:
The vote of the Review Committee was 3 to 0. The Doctor, who was secretary of the meeting, marked the patient’s card “MR” and added his initials and the date. This “Merciful Release” had been provided by the Congress almost two years ago in the Geriatric Welfare Act of 1996, which was part of an overall revision of the bankrupt Social Security system.
Under the law, Social Security retirement benefits were reduced by the full amount of any outside income received from whatever source. The only persons, therefore, who actually received Social Security benefits were those whose outside earnings, gifts from relatives, and other income totaled less than the ordinary Social Security benefits. As a result, only the poor received Social Security retirement checks. But still there were too many of them. The Geriatric Welfare Act of 1996 provided that each recipient of Social Security retirement benefits over the age of 65 who was “confined to any hospital or infirmary” for more than three consecutive days “shall be entitled to a Merciful Release on his or her own request or on a decision by the Review Committee that prolongation of life is a meaningless burden.” Continue reading
To Ethan Conrad:
Abortion facilities have limited tenancy, reduce properties to blight
Then Judas, his betrayer, seeing that Jesus had been condemned, deeply regretted what he had done. He returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, saying, “I have sinned in betraying innocent blood.” They said, “What is that to us? Look to it yourself.” Flinging the money into the temple, he departed and went off and hanged himself. The chief priests gathered up the money, but said, “It is not lawful to deposit this in the temple treasury, for it is the price of blood.” After consultation, they used it to buy the potter’s field as a burial place for foreigners. That is why that field even today is called the Field of Blood. Then was fulfilled what had been said through Jeremiah the prophet, “And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the value of a man with a price on his head, a price set by some of the Israelites, and they paid it out for the potter’s field just as the Lord had commanded me.” – Matthew 28:3-10
Were Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton (1973) the result of a broad groundswell of ‘the mass of women revolting against patriarchal enslavement of their bodies’?
Or did a tiny, well funded, highly connected elite target a weakness—fissures introduced into the foundation of family life by the Sexual Revolution itself—to induce women to turn against their own life-giving nature?
Time Mag Tries to Skew History in Posing the Question “Has The Fight For Abortion Rights Been Lost?“
Contradicted by Commonsense Experience – Time Mag’s 40th Anniversary Roe v. Wade Article
“…a rebellion within the abortion-rights cause–pitting feminists in their 20s and 30s against pro-choice power brokers who were in their 20s and 30s when Roe was decided–threatens to tear it in two.
“Many young activists are bypassing the legacy feminist organizations that have historically protected access to abortion, weakening the pro-choice establishment at the very moment it needs to coalesce around new strategies to combat pro-life gains and connect with the public.
“As memories of women dying from illegal pre-Roe abortions become more distant, the pro-choice cause is in crisis. In 1973, female lawyers from the Center for Constitutional Rights said Roe v. Wade was ‘a tribute to the coordinated efforts of women’s organizations, women lawyers and all women throughout this country.’ Writing a new playbook for the pro-choice cause–one that ensures that Roe is not overturned and that access to abortion is preserved and even expanded–would require the same kind of coordination. If abortion-rights activists don’t come together to adapt to shifting public opinion on the issue of reproductive rights, abortion access in America will almost certainly continue to erode.”