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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review April 24, 2007 / 6 Iyar, 5767

Santorum's good fight reaping recent rewards

By Kathryn Lopez


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The U.S. Supreme Court's narrow ruling April 18 to uphold a federal ban on partial-birth abortion came after years of trying to prohibit this barbaric procedure that the late Daniel Patrick Moynihan, called infanticide. And Republican Sen. Rick Santorum, now a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., had a partial-birth-abortion victory as early as 1998. As a frontrunner in the battle against this procedure, Santorum has created policy as well as some remarkable stories of perseverance in the process.


It was the night before the Senate was going to vote to override President Clinton's veto on the partial-birth ban, and everyone knew Clinton would have his way. Santorum was the only senator left on the Senate floor — only the presiding officers, who were required to be there, were beside him at such an hour.


So Santorum stayed and talked, becoming one of those guys on C-SPAN, standing in the Senate and talking to virtually no one. But that night Santorum speech was much more than futile lip service.


Santorum talked about life and death, seemingly thanklessly, 90 minutes and then went home to his wife Karen and six children. The next morning the Senate did not override the president's veto of the infanticide ban. And not one vote changed because of Santorum's time spent the night before.


Five days later, however, Santorum received an e-mail from a student at Michigan State University. It read: "Senator, on Thursday night I was watching television with my girlfriend. We were flipping through the channels and we saw you standing there on the floor of the United States Senate with a picture of a baby next to you. And so we listened for a while and the more we listened the more we got interested in what you were saying.


"After a while I looked down at my girlfriend, and she had tears running down her face. And I asked her what was wrong, and she looked up at me and said, 'I'm pregnant, and tomorrow I was going to have an abortion, and I wasn't going to tell you, but I'm not going to have an abortion now.'"


A girl would be born to that young couple and given up for adoption. And Santorum had saved at least one life that night, later playing no small role in, not only, banning this particular inhuman decision but making Americans more aware of the brutal extent to which a permissive Roe vs. Wade mentality (and legal regime) has taken us.


And, meanwhile, despite that November loss, despite no longer having a Senate perch, Santorum has internalized the virtue in fighting the right battles, even as people roll their eyes and call you names.


While running for re-election he warned of the gathering storm we face in the war Islamo-fascists are waging on us. Not exactly chipper campaign talk. But he knew leaders needed to focus on the threat and the enemy to America. And he lost. But he goes on lecturing, writing and focusing in admirable ways.

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