Monday, July 29, 2013

Judicial nomination Cornelia Nina Pillard

Here is a letter, I sent to my Senators today,

Honorable Senators,

I am writing to register my opinion against judicial nomination of Cornelia Nina Pillard.

Before you laugh in my face, because she is a nominee by President Obama, and she is a huge advocate of the same agenda you support, I ask you to consider the following.  How stupid is your party going to look supporting the nomination of a justice who:

- Opposes the use of ultrasound technology because it manufactures "deceptive images of fetus-as-autonomous-being that the anti-choice movement has popularized since the advent of amniocentesis."

- Argues that abortion is necessary to help "free women from historically routine conscription into maternity."

- Opposes the abortion-contraception mandate as "reinforce[ing] broader patterns of discrimination against women as a class of presumptive breeders."

Stop and think.  We are not all on vacation.  

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Climbers killed by Tehrik-e-Taliban at Nanga Parbat Pakistan

The story at this link starts out: Nine foreign climbers from the Ukraine and China were among 10 people killed by gunmen in a late-night attack in Pakistan’s mountainous northern region, the country’s Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan said.


Read the Polish climbing team's account (contains some good pictures):

Read about the differences between Taliban and Tehrik-e-Taliban here:

Please pray for the end of violence in Pakistan. 

h/t to for alerting me to this story.