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December 2, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

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 May 13, 2014 / 13 Iyar, 5774

Planned Parenthood's 'repellent' spawn

By Christine M. Flowers




JewishWorldReview.com | "Repellent" is a fairly strong word that, if used too often, loses its power. It has such potency that I reserve it just for things that make my stomach turn and my head spin, things that make me question humanity, things that have a rancid smell and an ugly outer shell.

Emily Letts is one of those rare creatures who fits my idea of "repellent." In fact, Emily and the whole Planned Parenthood crew that support her are prima facie evidence that the world is filled with what Hannah Arendt famously referred to as the "banality of evil."

At the risk of giving her more notoriety than she has already garnered, Emily Letts is the woman who found out she was pregnant, didn't want the baby, didn't have any intention of paying for her roll in the hay with nine months of drudgery and chose to have an abortion.

That is already something I reject on principle, the idea that a human life, even one so infinitesimally small that it can fit on the head of a pin with the dancing angels, is disposable because someone had a little too much fun in the sheets.

But this isn't just the case of a woman who chose to have an abortion, something that Planned Parenthood advocates with a zeal that surprises even some of its (former) employees. Here we have an extremely short-term mother who decided that not only would she dispose of her baby but that she would film herself in flagrante, preserving for posterity her narcissism.

In one of her numerous interviews to the media which - surprise! - was fascinated by her stunt, Letts said, "I feel super great about having an abortion."

Being the language snob that I am, the first thing that jumps off the page with this comment is the sophomoric phraseology, the use of one adjective to modify another. Clearly, this young lady did not go to Catholic school or the nuns would have taught her to pay better attention to the grammar.

The second thing that occurs to me is that someone who can feel "super great" about ending a pregnancy "because it was the right decision for my life" is a big embarrassment for the pro-choice movement, even though they'd never admit it (they're still recovering over pink-sneaker Wendy Davis and her creative version of the truth).



Then again, maybe she isn't. Emily Letts is the bitter harvest that Planned Parenthood has forced society to reap by its nihilistic insistence on "reproductive rights" to the exclusion of the rights of the unborn. This organization, founded by a eugenicist who actively supported the sterilization of the mentally infirm and the racially undesirable, has been unrelenting in its crusade to normalize abortion. Everything it has done, every move made, has been designed to remove the stigma from an act that ends in the death of at least one party, and sometimes two.

Which brings me to another reason I find Planned Parenthood even more repellent than randy Emily, who, after all, is just a victim of several decades worth of brainwashing from the feminists. She has been taught to feel good about her choices, and the lesson took so well that not only is she unashamed, she is absolutely delighted with her ability to destroy human life and make a great conversation piece on YouTube in the process.

Planned Parenthood is the reason that Emily Letts exists, and the propaganda about how much it supports women through mammograms (an insignificant part of its mission) and other "reproductive health" services is just a smokescreen for its biggest moneymaker: abortion. And that, my friends, is why the organization has gone on the warpath against one of its own.

Margo Davidson represents Delaware County, my home district, in Harrisburg. She was supported by NOW and Planned Parenthood in her first campaign. But a funny thing happened on the way back to the statehouse. Davidson was one of the few Democrats to vote in favor of additional restrictions on abortion clinics in the wake of the Gosnell tragedy. Her cousin, Semika Shaw, died as a result of a botched abortion performed at Gosnell's clinic in West Philadelphia.

This is how she explained her vote: "I honor (my cousin's) memory by voting yes on this legislation that seeks to safeguard the health of women that is long overdue, so that never again will a woman walk into a licensed health-care facility in the state of Pennsylvania and be butchered as she was."

Because of that courageous stand, Planned Parenthood has targeted her for defeat in the upcoming Democratic primary by supporting her male challenger. I am beginning to realize that if you cross the grand priestesses of reproductive freedom by fighting to protect women, you will be struck down. If, on the other hand, you glorify that deadly "choice" with a close up, you're a heroine.

And that's a tragedy for society. I'd call it "mourning sickness."

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Christine M. Flowers is a lawyer and columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News.

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