Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Ron Paul on Abortion

The right of an innocent, unborn child to life is at the heart of the American ideals of liberty. My professional and legislative record demonstrates my strong commitment to this pro-life principle.

In 40 years of medical practice, I never once considered performing an abortion, nor did I ever find abortion necessary to save the life of a pregnant woman.

In Congress, I have authored legislation that seeks to define life as beginning at conception, H.R. 1094.

I am also the prime sponsor of H.R. 300, which would negate the effect of Roe v Wade by removing the ability of federal courts to interfere with state legislation to protect life. This is a practical, direct approach to ending federal court tyranny which threatens our constitutional republic and has caused the deaths of 45 million of the unborn.

I have also authored H.R. 1095, which prevents federal funds to be used for so-called "population control." Many talk about being pro-life. I have taken and will continue to advocate direct action to restore protection for the unborn.

Abortion on demand is no doubt the most serious sociopolitical problem of our age. The lack of respect for life that permits abortion significantly contributes to our violent culture and our careless attitude toward liberty. As an obstetrician, I know that partial birth abortion is never a necessary medical procedure. It is a gruesome, uncivilized solution to a social problem.

As an obstetrician-gynecologist, I can assure my colleagues that the partial-birth abortion procedure is the most egregious legally permitted act known to man. Decaying social and moral attitudes decades ago set the stage for the accommodated Roe vs. Wade ruling that nationalizes all laws dealing with abortion. The fallacious privacy argument the Supreme Court used must some day be exposed for the fraud that it is.

Reaffirming the importance of the sanctity of life is crucial for the continuation of a civilized society. There is already strong evidence that we are indeed on the slippery slope toward euthanasia and human experimentation. Although the real problem lies within the hearts and minds of the people, the legal problems of protecting life stems from the ill-advised Roe v. Wade ruling, a ruling that constitutionally should never have occurred.

I believe beyond a doubt that a fetus is a human life deserving of legal protection, and that the right to life is the foundation of any moral society.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Anyone Else Excited About This?

Veritas Press Teacher Training and In-A-Week Classes
We were astounded at the results of the survey many contributed to last month. Thanks, very much, to all who participated. It helped shape our plans. Teacher Training is now scheduled for July 21 – 23, 2008 here in Lancaster, Pa. But here’s what’s new. We plan to simulcast the Teacher Training so, if you wish, you can attend on the internet. And we plan a special online only Teacher Training at a date to be determined in August.

We will also be offering numerous In-A-Week classes, including Latin, Logic, and Greek. The In-A-Week classes will run July 21 – 25 here in Lancaster, overlapping the Teacher Training. Furthermore, we plan to run a full schedule of In-A-Week classes on the internet throughout the summer.
(from the VP Epistula)

If you are considering using VP, planning on using VP, or are already using VP but find yourself frustrated, I encourage you to listen to Veritas Teacher Training Conference mp3s. I wish I had known about them & listened to them a long time ago. They would have saved me much hand wringing (& maybe the temptation to neck wringing) :-\.

BTW, as of this writing, WordMp3 has the Veritas Teacher Training Conferences Complete Library (2001-2007) (over 270 mp3s) on sale for $49.99 (normally $300).

I have also wanted to take the Latin and Greek In-A-Week classes, but none of them have been conducted locally. This online opportunity thrills me.