Are pro-life women actually men with breasts?
(Versus men without breasts?)
According to Life Site News, Pennsylvania State Representative Babette Josephs recently spoke at a rally in which she voiced her opposition to a state bill that would require “an ultrasound be performed 24 hours before an abortion in order to document the gestational age of the child to be aborted, and that women be given the option of viewing the ultrasound image or hearing the fetal heartbeat if they choose.”
Regarding her female colleagues who support this bill, Representative Josephs said (with my comments),
I’m very proud of my [Democratic] Party. I am not proud of my gender (how unfortunate). I do not understand how a woman in this legislature can say to herself, “I’m not capable of making my own health decisions because there’s no exception for women in the legislature who might want to have an abortion. No! So I can’t make my own health decisions, but I can get elected and make them for somebody else.” I don’t get it! (Yes, that is sadly obvious) What is wrong with this picture? What is wrong with those women? What are they thinking about? How can they justify saying, “My gender is incompetent, but here I am ruling.” What are they? (Good lawmakers, at least on this issue) Are they women, or are they men with breasts?
(What say you, pro-life women? Are you actually men? What is the Representative saying about womanhood and manhood? How would you respond to your sister?)
If you have the
stomach interest to watch some of her speech, please click here. If, however, you don’t desire to experience her profound oration, I’ll give you a couple of other points she made.
She asks her audience, "Does this bill help one kid get educated?" Actually, it would. Hopefully, this bill would help many children receive an education since they would be alive to go to school instead of in a bio-hazard bag.
Then she asks, "Does this bill make one person who’s sick better?" In fact, this bill would help prevent women from experiencing psychological, emotional, and physical pain due to an abortion; not to mention, it would also help prevent otherwise healthy babies from becoming unhealthy…that is to say, dead.
Representative Josephs goes on to say, "Pennsylvania has become a laboratory for the right wing. They’re trying all their experiments on us, human beings!" She points to herself emphatically indicating to the crowd that she is in fact a human being. What then are babies in the womb? Are they not human? Perhaps they are pandas. I like pandas.
The Pennsylvania State Representative (and self-proclaimed human being) continues by exclaiming, "And even the anti-abortion people would abort somebody they don’t like; wouldn’t they?"
*unintelligible guttural sound*
No, Representative Josephs, no.
Re-post: the Annunciation, Cardinal DiNardo, and Respect for Life
About 2 moths ago, I first published this post about the annual Vigil for Life in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception which included excerpts of the homily given by His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston in which he explains the significance of a certain icon of the Annunciation.
Enjoy for the second time around!
Tonight, thousands gathered in the beautiful Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. for the opening Mass of the National Prayer Vigil for Life. It was beautiful to see that there were many seminarians, deacons, priests, and (arch)bishops present—so much so that the entrance procession seemed to last 20 minutes! As Chairman of the Committee on Pro-life Activities for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, His Eminence, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston was the main celebrant. Here is a bit of Cardinal DiNardo’s homily.
"We are in the house of Mary tonight, sisters and brothers. In all pro-life work and activity and prayer, she’s the great model, the disciple, the friend who leads who leads us to Christ in deeper commitment for she was privileged to bear Him. She was His Mother, not His incubator!
In a brilliant early Russian icon of the Annunciation, she is pictured standing beside the Angel Gabriel, not kneeling beside the Angel. Both figures are seemingly 10 feet tall. She is the youngest Virgin Mary I have ever seen painted, and she is smiling. Her right hand gestures ‘let it be’ to the Angel. The infant Christ, blessing, is already outlined within her. In her left hand she is holding needle and thread for she will indeed weave the Eternal Word made flesh into our everyday existence, into our humanity. What a profound image of what the Incarnation means! What excellence is the human person! What magnificence is at stake in our young people!
When I think of that icon of the Virgin, I think of you, young people, and I am put into a state of genuine joy and assurance, for you, too, in many simple but deeply beautiful ways are weaving Christ into our culture. You do so with energy and joy, with a love of life and a deep friendship with Christ, our crucified and risen Lord. May the Holy Spirit overshadow you, just as He overshadowed the Virgin Mary at the Annunciation.”