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March for Life proof of insanity

Do you remember when you were a kid how your parents helped you understand the definition of insanity?  If you do something over and over again and expect different results well then... (you can thank Einstein for that definition).  That's what's happens with the Washington D.C. March for Life.  They march to make a "statement" to change Roe vs. Wade on the 40th anniversary of the decision, the decision stays on the books (at least I haven't seen the court overturn Roe vs. Wade in the last 40 years), and then plan on coming back each year over again and again. 

Supreme Court ensures NIH embryonic stem cell research continues

The Supreme Court was smart enough in January to refuse to review a challenge to federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research brought by pro-life researchers (Sherley v. Sebelius, U.S. Supreme Court, No. 12-454). By doing so the court agreed the National Institues's of Health's interpretation of the law was correct that it can fund stem cell research  from embryos that were not actually destroyed in the course of that research.  In case you don't know, NIH is the nation’s medical research agency that supports scientific studies that turn discovery into health discoveries for everyone.  I would like to extend my thanks to the United States Supreme court.  You got one right, nice job!

A Faulty “Gay Parenting” Study

The study that Jason Adkins uses as “good science” in his August 29th article in the Catholic Spirit is seriously flawed and does not show any correlation between intact, biological families and “positive results” in children.  I don’t think Jason even understands the details of the study, but picks and chooses his “facts” to suit his Catholic view of the world.  In fact, I wonder if he ever read the “New Family Structures Study” that he uses to justify a marriage of a man and a woman.  If you do look at the study you’ll easily see the flaws in its design and implementation.
 

Conscience Formation by Misleading Numbers

Once again, the Catholic Church wants you to form their own conscience on same sex marriage and health care as long it is what they tell you it should be.  In Don Klemmer’s article in the July 19th issue of the Catholic Spirit he tries to overwhelm you with “numbers” as a form of quasi-facts that are supposed to help form your own conscience and remove any “plausible deniability” (like there’s some sort of conspiracy going on here).  The problem is that most of these facts are either misleading or irrelevant to the discussion at hand and are being used in a shell game to scare you into forming your conscience in the image of the Catholic Church.
 

Church pulls out guilt card to influence vote on marriage amendment in November

The Church is pulling out all of the emotional stops in its efforts to perpetuate an environment that denies same sex couples the right to enjoy a love for one another through marriage.  After their first attempt at waving the flag and shouting “Liberty”, two articles in the Catholic Spirit now play the classic Catholic guilt card by throwing the idea of conscience to influence our vote on November 6th in favor of the anti-gay marriage law in Minnesota.  Both of these articles try to convince us that we need to listen to that little voice of the Catholic Church to make our decision and determine our conscience for us.
 
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