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‘The baby ’s little fingers were clasping and unclasping…

In Uncategorized on April 26, 2007 at 10:21 am

…and his little feet were kicking.Then the doctor stuck the scissors in the back of his head,and the baby ’ s arms jerked out,like a startle reaction,like
a flinch,like a baby does when he thinks he is going to fall.” A Nurse describing a partial birth abortion, performed by Dr. Haskell.

— This is a quote from an opinion given by Justice Kennedy of the
Supreme Court.  Amazingly, the Justice was forthright in the need to be
descriptive of just what was involved in the decision to ban this form
of abortion.

Here are some further quotes:

“‘The doctor opened up the scissors,stuck a high-powered suction tube into the opening,and sucked the baby ’s brains out.Now the baby went completely limp….

“ ‘He cut the umbilical cord and delivered the placenta.He threw the baby in a pan,along with the placenta and the instruments he had just used.’”

“Another doctor,for example,squeezes the skull after it has been pierced “so that enough brain tissue exudes to allow the head to pass through…

Still other physicians reach into the cervix with their forceps and crush the fetus ’ skull..Carhart,supra ,at 858,881.Others continue to pull the fetus out of the woman until it disarticulates at the neck, in effect decapitating it.These doctors then grasp the head with forceps,crush it,and remove it.Id.,at 864,878;see also Planned Parenthood,supra ,at 965…

Yet one doctor would not allow delivery of a live fetus younger than 24 weeks because “the objective of [his ] procedure is to perform an
abortion,” not a birth
..App.in No.05 –1382,at 408 –409…

Another doctor testified he crushes a fetus ’ skull not only to reduce its size but also to ensure the fetus is dead before it is removed.For the staff to have to deal with a fetus that has “some viability to it,some movement of limbs,” according to this doctor,,“[is ] always a difficult situation.”App.in No.05 –380,at 94;see Carhart,supra ,at 858.

Find the entire court opinion online here: 2006 Term Opinions of the Court

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America’s New Free Trade With Migrants: Gain The Whole World But Lose Your Soul

In Uncategorized on April 16, 2007 at 1:24 am

I have observed over the last 20 or so years a steady influx of Hispanics into places where I have lived: NC, TN, IL, KY.  And I have often wondered about the culture shock and overload of America.  What effect does moving to America have on the soul?

For Some Hispanics, Coming to U.S. Means Abandoning Religion – New York Times

I remember visiting Cochabamba in Bolivia, South America and being appalled, broken and disillusioned over the poverty that I observed in the high mountains there.  I can still see in my minds eye a little boy who looked to be about  4 or 5 years old, completely naked defecating in the middle of an open street.  No one stopped him, no one helped him.  I saw neither mother, father or brother or sister.  He was all alone wondering.  Then I can remember riding a motorcycle to middle of one large village and finding in the middle of it a mountain of garbage where families picked through looking for something to eat, sale or use.  I remember as well the irritation and frustration I found/find with Americans as I came back to the states…the hurriedness, murmuring and complaining over banal trivialities, the addiction to entertainment fueled by the fear of a moments silence which would inevitably lead to boredom.

However, I am not ashamed to live in a land with abundance.  This is where I live and where I was born…placed, if you will.  My deep worry, for myself and others, is that we simply are not better for it.  We are instead more selfish and greedy.  We are merely flesh and blood.  We live, but the spirit has gone out from us.  We are head-pieces filled with straw.  We are materials displaced in a spiritual world.

In my home pray the Lord’s prayer together as a family daily.  So I wondered what the inverse would be as I read over what I’ve written and how I feel about it.  So here is prayer we live more than utter.

The New Lord and His Prayer
 
Whose Father?
Hollowed, You Have No Name,
My Kingdom has come
my will is done
On earth and I can’t imagine a heaven
This is my day, I deserve it
This is my bread, I earned it
I’ll forgive your debt if you forgive mine
I’m lead away only by the most interesting temptations
But,What is evil?
There is nothing to come
There is nothing to be done
On earth
I want to fly in space and call it heaven

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A very helpful MP3 link to D.A. Carson audio

In Uncategorized on April 1, 2007 at 6:33 pm

D.A. Carson came to my college, Bryan College, years ago when I was there.  It was an absolute pleasure.  He is not bent on being entertaining as much as he is on being right and articulate in his speaking.

His knowledge is large and always helpful. 

Andy Naselli’s Blog: D. A. Carson MP3s

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