Soapbox Saturday: Real People

This is a follow-on to my post about one-sided news. It is so easy when getting the news from only one source to forget that every politician or writer is a real-live person. I am commanded to love my enemies and my neighbors, but when all I hear about them is vitriolic rhetoric from the "news" it is almost…

Soapbox Saturday: Defining Contraceptive

Most discussions about the contraceptive mandate are exercises in missing the point. The two sides lack a common definition for contraception and a common understanding about how the Pill (in any of its forms) works. The definition of contraception should be straightforward. It is composed of contra + conception. Contra simply means against, but the…

Private Medical Decisions

Yet again, a Republican politician is being excoriated in the media for saying aloud exactly what I believe. Richard Murdock's said this in a debate after being asked about exceptions for abortion: "I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize life is a gift from God, and I think even…

Alternative View on Health Care Reform

The Whole Foods Alternative to ObamaCare, written by John Mackey, founder of Whole Foods, provides an outline for enacting Health Care Reform, not just listing the proposed benefits. Shortened a bit, here are his practical suggestions:• Remove the legal obstacles that slow the creation of high-deductible health insurance plans and health savings accounts (HSAs). • Equalize the…

Health Care Reform in Obama’s Own Words

President Obama wrote an op-ed peice titled "Why We Need Health Care Reform" yesterday. Here's an abridged outline of the benefits what he proposed:There are four main ways the reform we’re proposing will provide more stability and security to every American. 1. Offer insurance for the uninsured.2. Bring health care costs under control by cutting…

Life

If you are a skimmer, just skim down to Fight F.O.C.A. and read that section, please. I have been pro-life since I knew that abortion existed, but I have never been as emotionally involved in the issue as I have the past six months. The conviction that Zuzu was human from the moment of conception…