The White Lily Blog


Is Pro-Life Winning?

Joe Jensen, the youth outreach activist employed by Chicago’s venerable Pro-Life Action League, has recently written a piece for the Bellarmine Forum in which he discusses the gains the pro-life movement has achieved since 1973.  It’s a lot, according to the report.  Jensen lists these accomplishments:  it has kept abortion and its 55 million victims in American faces on the front pages of hometown newspapers, with graphic photos and sickening details ; because of this steady media attention, more people are becoming pro-life, including most doctors, who now refuse to do abortions, and also, with all the attention to health code violations and numerous abuses, many ‘clinics’ have been shut down.  Even more significant, there is a strongly growing trend in tough legislation protecting the baby at a state level.  Besides all that, help is being offered to women through the many sidewalk counselors, pregnancy resource centers, and counseling initiatives like Project Rachel and Rachel’s Vineyard.

These are real achievements, and the growing anti-abortion trend is so clear that even NPR’s recent segment on abortion reported that the Supreme court has become much more ‘conservative’ and may surprise us and reverse its decades-long promotion of infant death by calling those buffer zones around clinics that limit access to sidewalk counselors to the women entering to abort ‘unconstitutional.’ Yes!

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Really Pro-Life Platform for a Christian Third Party

The Spanish have a saying, Pan para hoy, hambre para mañana, or Bread for today, hunger for tomorrow, and that just about nails down the economic implications of the rush for homosexual marriage. Businesses filed Friend of the Court briefs in huge numbers before the Supreme Court decision, and Marriott summed it up in their celebratory statement as reported by NPR: gays have more disposable income than families with kids, and we want that dough. Mars bars, Apple, Starbucks, Amazon, New York Life and Levi Strauss, 278 in all were eager to throw marriage under the bus for a cut of the action.

That bread dough has a shelf-life, of course. It expires with the next generation–oops, what generation? And then we shall know the hunger. Continue reading



Poor Philippines, It’s Your Turn

Once again Vatican II has been named in a political struggle between pro-life Catholics and liberal Catholics who would institute public policy at variance with Catholic teaching, and thereby do economic and ecological harm.   Continue reading



Korea’s Planned Parenthood Changes Its Name, China Wakes

History is going to overtake our discussion of abortion. It’s already begun, you can hear the distant bells. Continue reading



Planned Parenthood to South Korea: Oops, We Destroyed You! Sorry!

In the astonishingly frank 2009 interview linked here, the head of Korean Planned Parenthood , Mr. Choi Seon-jeony, details the depth of Korea’s depopulation crisis and the transformation it has wreaked upon Planned Parenthood itself. Go read it, but if you don’t have time, you will find a short summary below. The reader may notice inconsistencies in the summary; they are present in the original.

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French Bill Banning Burqa Reveals Truth About Choice

The most sacred word in America’s liberal fascist style sheet is the word choice. Uttered unceasingly by President Obama, it annihilates dissent against his party’s relentless pro-abortion policies. But now that holy concept is under attack, from a surprising source. France is trying to take away Muslim women’s choice to wear a veil in public, arguing persuasively that ‘choice’ can be an illusion.

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Another Ordinary Day

It was dawn in Chicago, in January. Seven-thirty, the pink was fading and day was showing its fangs: low grey clouds everywhere, and ugly.

There’d been two days well above freezing after Christmas, and the season’s first snow had melted away except in gutters, where the remainder was hard and black as iron. Then it froze up again, and the wind attacked. The bared sidewalks released their secrets: discarded pop bottles and plastic bags that swirled along in the wind like undead creatures in a nightmare. It felt way colder than 12°. Nothing to sweeten this corner, with its filling station, the pancake house, the pharmacy—and the abortion clinic. Continue reading