Secularists Treat Abortion Like a Religious Ritual

first_img(Visited 475 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 How can Big Science and the secular materialists who bow before their science altar be so in love with death? It makes no sense.Abortion remains one of the most partisan issues of our time. What makes some humans so eager to kill other humans, especially the vulnerable who cannot fight back? Recent news articles provide some insights into the thinking of pro-abortionists and how they abuse science to support their views.Cecile Richards: Force Christian docs to perform abortions (WND). The retiring head of Planned Parenthood, who was exposed on undercover videos by the Center for Medical Progress for offering baby body parts for sale, is not content to keep the grisly practice confined to her own business. She declared jihad on members of the pro-life community:Richards, in a fundraising email to a pro abortion members [sic] of Planned Parenthood, essentially says that Christians should be forced to perform abortions. She aggressively criticizes the new conscience protections President Donald Trump has put in place to protect the civil rights of Americans who are medical workers who do not want to be forced to perform or assist in abortions.But Richards says protecting pro-life doctors and nurses from being forced to perform abortions is “shameful.” From her fundraising plea entitled “Discrimination, plain and simple. Fight back now:”Teens whose mothers had an abortion are more likely to undergo abortion (Science Daily). This article seems to be just a statistical study, supporting what the headline states. But careful reading shows a clear bias toward the end. The reader hears about “unprotected sex” and “unwanted pregnancies,” and finds a value-laden conclusion: “Whatever the pregnancy outcome, the need to advocate for the health of a young woman is paramount.” It’s as if the baby doesn’t matter at all, nor the father, nor society. The writer pretty much admits this in the last sentence: “Study limitations include a lack of information on the fathers, the marital status and education levels of both mother and daughter, or family dynamics and attitudes.” Would not those factors be crucial to the study? And what about the law? Can the value of life be reduced to a matter of inches in the birth canal? Once the baby is born, most people would be horrified at the thought of infanticide (at least in 2018). Desperate measures are given to babies who make that last inch.Senators Vote Against Late-Term Abortion Ban Despite the Will of Most Americans (Breitbart News). This piece from a conservative news source keeps to the facts, sharing who was for and who was against the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act that failed to pass the Senate last week, to the disappointment of President Trump and most pro-life Republicans in Congress. What’s instructive for our analysis is the reasoning of Planned Parenthood about this bill against the backdrop [of] scientific evidence that late-term babies feel pain, which means that late-term abortions are acts of torture as well as death. The failure to pass this common-sense bill leaves the US among 7 nations that still allow late-term abortions, including China and North Korea. But the nation’s leading abortion provider does not even try to invoke scientific evidence for their position. To pro-lifers, the situation looks hideous:Planned Parenthood tweeted #StopTheBans to condemn the prohibition on abortion past the fifth month of pregnancy. The abortion vendor also condemned the U.S. House’s passage of a bill that would require abortionists to immediately provide emergency medical care to an infant born alive during an abortion.Effectiveness and safety of early medication abortion provided in pharmacies by auxiliary nurse-midwives (PLoS One). The attitude of clinical detachment from the issues in this paper should strike pro-lifers as disturbing. The nine ‘researchers’ seem intent on pushing medical-induced abortion on women in Nepal by the most effective means possible. Abortion is hidden under euphemisms about “reproductive health technologies” which is not (as one might presume) just about contraception or infertility treatments. No; the authors are concerned about “unsafe abortion care” in their package of “reproductive health technologies.” They don’t want to stop abortion as much as encourage “abortion effectiveness and safety,” particularly by improving women’s access to trained midwives. Wait; aren’t midwives supposed to help women give birth? Try to imagine this kind of dispassionate statement in a Nazi journal about safe and effective gas chambers for Jew killers.Despite improvements in access to safe abortion care in Nepal, women continue to face obstacles to safe abortion and to seek care from unskilled providers, with access to safe care particularly constrained in rural regions. This study provides data supporting the expansion of medication abortion services to registered pharmacy settings when care is provided by an appropriately trained ANM [auxiliary nurse midwife]. Future research should build on these findings by investigating ways to safely implement pharmacy ANM provision at scale and monitor quality of care provided.Et tu, Clergy?  Clergy ‘Bless’ Late-Term Abortion Clinic (Breitbart News). Readers may find this statement hard to believe, but some members of the ‘clergy’ offered a ‘blessing’ on a new clinic that specializes in late-term abortions—you know, the kind that tortures unborn infants before killing them.A group of clergy joined together to “bless” and declare “holy” a new abortion clinic that performs third trimester abortions and is run by notorious abortionist LeRoy Carhart.“God of grace and God of glory, in whom we move and live,” said Baptist minister Carlton Veazey, beginning a prayer for abortionists and other staff and their patients, reports the Washington Post.“Keep them safe and keep them strong,” he continued. “And may they always know that all that they do is for Thy glory.”Following these quotes, the article turns up the shock with additional quotes from Jewish, Presbyterian and other ‘Christian’ denominations trying to justify their blessing. In her 2006 book Godless, outspoken news analyst Ann Coulter made the audacious claim that to liberals, abortion is a ‘sacrament.’ It doesn’t sound that audacious any more.Bill Maher quote, by J. B. Greene (used by permission).What drives this visceral attitude by secular liberals to ‘protect a woman’s right to choose’? What makes them so casual about killing other human beings? Part of it is belief that the world is overpopulated, and that more human births are ‘unsustainable’ for the planet. But an undeniable common thread is evolution.Jerry Bergman has documented this in his book How Darwinism Corrodes Morality, chs. 4-5, with a damning account of Margaret Sanger’s Darwinian, racist and eugenics beliefs (she was the founder of Planned Parenthood). John West concurs in his book Darwin Day in America, chs. 14-15. Evolution devalues human life. We are just animals.No; humans are worse. Humans are weeds. Look at this paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: “Early hominids may have been weed species.” If that is what the authors, Richard S. Meindl, Morgan E. Chaney and C. Owen Lovejoy, think of hominids, what do they think of us today? Logically, weeds give birth to weeds. Why not pull out the weeds on the planet?Throughout the years, CEH has pointed to paper after scientific paper that commits reductionism, reducing human beings to chemicals. Here are more that appeared recently:A neurochemical hypothesis for the origin of hominids (PNAS). If our ancestors originated from chemicals, even neurochemicals, what rights do they have? What dignity? Here’s a sample from this paper revealing that the materialist secular authors do NOT have the science on their side: just imagination and a worldview where no intelligence is allowed:It has always been difficult to account for the evolution of certain human characters such as language, empathy, and altruism via individual reproductive success. However, the striatum, a subcortical region originally thought to be exclusively motor, is now known to contribute to social behaviors and “personality styles” that may link such complexities with natural selection.In other words, the matter in this brain region gives rise to the good, the true, and the beautiful. This kind of self-refuting theorizing is very common in the secular scientific literature. It’s self-refuting, because it means that their own paper has no anchor in something eternal; it evolves. It is also self-refuting because it reduces thought to matter in motion. What does matter in motion know about anything?Another less obvious self-refutation in the pro-abortion scientific leftist community is the myth that reducing population is good for the planet. Where did that idea of ‘good’ come from? Darwinism knows nothing of good. Even survival is not morally good. If humans kill off everything else, then go extinct themselves, who is to say that is bad? The party was fun while it lasted.Dr Eric Pianka, ardent evolutionist and genocide advocate, by J B Greene (used by permission).The notion of good and evil, which is so innate in mankind, is irreducible to matter (see Michael Egnor’s commentary in Evolution News). Its presence in all cultures and times is testimony to the fact that each human being, even a leftist liberal, has a soul and a conscience—just like the Bible says. We had better pay attention to the fact that the author of that book was pro-life.To end on an encouraging note, the Trump administration and conservative Congress is on a roll to increase religious freedom. Trump would have signed the Pain-Capable bill had a few Senators voted the right way. It may come up again, and we should encourage them to protect the unborn. Also, Crisis Pregnancy Centers are poised to do better this year than they fared under the previous administration. One located in your Editor’s hometown is moving into a new facility after a successful fund-raising campaign. At least 51% of Americans say they are now pro-life, and even more favor some restrictions on abortion. This is a winnable war (for life), despite the 60 million abortions that have occurred since Roe v. Wade. Support the Crisis Pregnancy Centers near you. Unlike Planned Parenthood, which still gets over half a billion dollars a year from the US Government even after the undercover videos revealed their crimes, Crisis Pregnancy Centers get no money from the government and rely entirely on donations. They, and the women they serve, and the lives they save, deserve your support.last_img read more

JPs Encouraged to Stand Against Wrongdoers

first_imgA Justice of the Peace (JP) is a person who seeks to promote and protect the rights of individuals, and helps to give justice to persons at the community level. The Ministry of Justice provides supervision for the various processes involved in the appointment of persons to the office and ensures that records are accurately maintained.The office of a Justice of the Peace is a voluntary one; therefore, a JP must not charge or accept any reward for services performed in this capacity. They are not usually required to have a formal legal education in order to qualify for the office. However, every JP is expected to complete a period of training before he/she is commissioned into office.Any citizen or organisation can recommend that an individual be appointed a JP. The recommendation must be made to the Custos of the parish in which the individual resides. Having received this recommendation, the Custos will then instruct that enquiries be made into the background of the person so recommended. This is a precautionary measure to ensure that the individual under consideration is suitable for the position of a JP.Every parish has an Advisory Committee that deliberates and selects persons deemed to be qualified to become a JP. It is made up of the Custos, the Senior Parish Judge and the Superintendent of Police. Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, is encouraging Justices of the Peace (JPs) to assist in protecting the country’s recent economic gains, by standing against wrongdoing.Delivering the keynote address at the commissioning of 171 new JPs for St. Catherine on February 6 at the Portmore Seventh-day Adventist Church, the minister said that while several expansions have been taking place in tourism and other areas of the economy, they can be obstructed if criminals are able to influence community life, and frighten investors.“If we are not prepared to stand up for what is right, then evil and wrongdoing will triumph,” Mr. Chuck said.He emphasised that for Jamaica to experience more crime reduction and more jobs, greater stance must be taken against “wrongdoing of all kinds”.The Minister said illicit activities in the parish and the island can be reduced and eliminated with the help of JPs collectively working with the police, and exposing wrongdoers.He told the JPs that they have joined a “noble” office, and they are expected to maintain integrity, as they were chosen by the Custos, Hon. Rev. Jeffrey McKenzie, because they are of good character, and the interviewers found them to be persons who will discharge their duties with honesty.Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck (third left), celebrates with new Justice of the Peace (JP), Indie Coleen Gouldbourne-East (left), at a commissioning ceremony, held yesterday (February 6) for 171 JPs for the parish of St. Catherine, at the Portmore Seventh-day Adventist Church. Sharing the moment are Custos of St. St. Catherine, Hon. Rev. Jeffrey McKenzie; and Director/Principal of the Justice Training Institute, Karen Campbell-Bascoe. “If we are not prepared to stand up for what is right, then evil and wrongdoing will triumph,” Mr. Chuck said. Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, is encouraging Justices of the Peace (JPs) to assist in protecting the country’s recent economic gains, by standing against wrongdoing.center_img Delivering the keynote address at the commissioning of 171 new JPs for St. Catherine on February 6 at the Portmore Seventh-day Adventist Church, the minister said that while several expansions have been taking place in tourism and other areas of the economy, they can be obstructed if criminals are able to influence community life, and frighten investors. Story Highlightslast_img read more

Federal government to supply more funds for BC wildfire response

first_imgKAMLOOPS, B.C. – The federal government is promising more funding to support residents affected by raging wildfires in British Columbia as some of the thousands of people displaced prepare to return home.Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said the government will supply $600 per household evacuated due to wildfires and $300 for their eventual return — funds that will be managed and distributed by the Canadian Red Cross.“It will be a long haul and the Government of Canada fully intends to stand with the people of British Columbia every step of the way to participate in supporting the effort of getting things recovered and back to a normal life,” he told a news conference in Kamloops on Saturday.The total amount the government will be supplying is unclear, because Goodale said the number of evacuees is still fluctuating and the wildfire season in the province is only in beginning.The provincial government has already provided $100 million to the Red Cross in response to the crisis.Provincial Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth said approximately $10 million of that fund has been spent on the 44,000 people currently displaced and more money will follow as needed.Goodale said not all the funding to the Red Cross will be directly given to households, but will support other initiatives to get communities functioning again.He said following the fire in Fort McMurray, Alta., last year, the Red Cross distributed money to other social services in the community such as the Salvation Army and United Way, and also supported small businesses so people could get back to work.Federal officials involved in the response to the fires, including Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, were in B.C. this weekend to assess the crisis and offer more support.Sajjan said 250 members of the Canadian Armed Forces that were announced earlier this week to be supporting RCMP are now on the ground.He said more military personnel and aircraft are on standby.In addition to the funding for the Red Cross, officials said the Canada Revenue Agency is implementing emergency tax relief measures to help take pressure off people concerned about their families, homes and communities.These announcements come as some of the displaced residents began to head home.Evacuation orders were lifted for several hundred properties around Princeton in the south Okanagan, a rural area in the Cariboo region north of Williams Lake and the community of 100 Mile House.Officials said residents returning to the 100 Mile House area will find it has been “profoundly affected” by wildfire and services such as grocery stores and health care may be limited for some time.It’s estimated up to 8,000 evacuees are from the 100 Mile House area where the order was downgraded, a spokeswoman for Cariboo Regional District said Saturday.Approximately 2,000 of those live within the District of 100 Mile House boundaries, with the remainder residing in the surrounding rural areas.It’s not known how many will return as officials warn that air quality remains poor and an evacuation alert will stay in effect for the region.There are 161 active wildfires in the province, 14 of which started on Friday.Fire information officer Navi Saini said windy conditions in the forecast for southern parts of the province Sunday could worsen the situation, particularly three major fires in the Cariboo region that crews have not been able to contain.“The winds are something we will continue to monitor. It is something that can definitely increase fire behaviour,” Saini said.Some areas received rain earlier in the week, but Saini said it wasn’t enough to douse the larger, highly active fires in the Cariboo region that have grown to tens of thousands of hectares in size.Cariboo Regional District Chairman Al Richmond said officials are continuing to prepare for evacuees from Williams Lake to return home with plans to get emergency medical facilities running and to stock up grocery stores, but no date has yet been set for when the re-entry will happen.There are 3,801 firefighters and personnel responding to the crisis across the province. Saini said Saturday the BC Wildfire Service has spent $122 million to date this season on fire suppression.—By Linda Givetash in Vancouverlast_img read more