May 8, 2013

Bad News For Peter Beinart: Calls for Dems to Denounce Harpootlian’s Ongoing Nikki Haley Insults, Gets Nothing

At the Daily Beast on Sunday, liberal Peter Beinart called on Democrats and liberals to “strongly denounce” former South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Dick Harpootlian’s insult campaign against Palmetto State Governor Nikki Haley, or else “Democratic Party bigotry is likely to get worse.”

It’s too early to test Beinart’s long-term prediction (such bigotry is bad enough already), but the denunciations he desires are nowhere to be found, even as Harpootlian has doubled and tripled down on his original wish to see Haley sent “back to wherever the hell she came from.” Meanwhile, the establishment press has virtually ignored Harpootlian’s unhinged harangues.
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Positivity: Costa Rica campaign highlights dignity of babies with birth defects

Filed under: Life-Based News,Positivity — Tom @ 6:00 am

From San Jose, Costa Rica:

May 7, 2013 / 12:07 pm

A pro-life association in Costa Rica has launched a campaign to raise awareness about the plight of babies with anencephaly, who are often used to justify calls for the legalization of abortion in Latin America.

Babies born with the condition are missing all or part of their brain and usually die within a few hours, although some babies live longer. One baby with the condition born in Brazil lived for 16 months.

In a statement sent to CNA, the pro-life group Por la Vida underscored the importance of defending the right to life of babies with anencephaly, one year after Brazil legalized abortion for babies with the condition. A baby with the same condition is currently making headlines in El Salvador, as a similar debate rages in the country.

The awareness campaign in Costa Rica includes testimonies from families who have had babies with anencephaly.

“Antonella, Gabriel, Liam, Isabella are only a few of the names of these babies who lived for a short time outside their mothers’ wombs but who live on in the hearts of the parents,” the campaign explained.

It added that these parents “wish to tell their stories to show that preserving the life of their child was worth it and that the best decision a mother in this situation can make is to allow her child to live and to die in the arms of his or her loved ones.” …

Go here for the rest of the story.