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#463 Media Coverage, Heartless Corporations

Approach that Works with the Mainstream Media There’s been much media excitement about US state legislators passing abortion bills. Yet op-eds prominently published this last week show how very effective a consistent-life approach can be – in outlets opposing such legislation. Take a look: ‘Extreme’ Abortion Restrictions Must be Paired with ‘Extreme’ Support for Mothers by Charles Camosy, May 15, author of the recent book Resisting Throwaway Culture: How a Consistent Life Ethic Can Unite a Fractured People. How Republicans Hurt the Fight against Abortion by Gracy Olmstead, May 27 (a writer for several conservative publications). Despite the partisan nature of the title, she

#462 New Book, John Oliver

Announcing New Book: Resisting Throwaway Culture Charles Camosy has just published a book: Resisting Throwaway Culture: How a Consistent Life Ethic Can Unite a Fractured People. From this review in Crux: “This is a book about hope in the midst of a polarized culture. Camosy begins with a hopeful starting point in the midst of a crumbling US political culture: two of every three Americans constitute an ‘exhausted majority’ who reject right/left polarization and are open to alternative viewpoints. Especially at this time of realignment, we have been given a unique moment to put aside the frothy, angsty political debates and think harder about our deepest values.” Latest CLN Blog P

#461 Stericycle, Bullying, Ireland, Brown Anniversary

Calling for Noncooperation: Call-In Day, May 22 Stericycle handles medical waste. It has a policy against disposing of fetal remains, but nevertheless partners with Planned Parenthood – so they don’t follow that policy. Their U.S. shareholders meeting is May 22. Activists will be there, and outside protesting, as well as protests at Stericycle sites. This will also be a Call-In Day. The main line: (866) 727-5598. In case that’s busy, try Customer Service: (866) 783-7422. If PP can’t dispose of the babies’ corpses, that throws a monkey wrench into their ability to turn those babies into corpses. Man Thinks It’s OK to Intimidate Women; After all, it’s for Aborti

#460 Conscientious Objection Day 5/15/19

May 15 is International Conscientious Objection Day This day primarily focuses on admiring the bravery of conscientious objectors to war, and so we celebrate it. We also note that many violent institutions try to compel people to participate. There are always people of conscience who refuse. Abortion We picture medical personnel who’ve been required to participate in abortions, refused, and suffered consequences. Upper left: Sweden, Ellinor Grimark; upper right: Scotland, Mary Doogan and Concepta Wood; lower right, Croatia, Jaga Stojak; lower right, New York City, Catherina Cenzon-DeCarlo Death Penalty Excerpted from a letter to Georgia officials on Septemb

#459 Arms Treaty & Kansas Abortion, Eugenic Apology

When “Sovereignty” Means Brutality In front of a cheering crowd at the National Rifle Association, President Trump announced the U.S. is withdrawing from the U.N. arms trade treaty: “we will never surrender American sovereignty to anyone. We will never allow foreign bureaucrats to trample on your second amendment freedom.” Meanwhile, the Supreme Court of the U.S. state of Kansas declared in Hodes v. Schmidt that the Kansas state constitution requires abortion on demand. Quoting from the majority opinion: “The dissent mentions pregnant women only when discussing the graphic details of the D & E and other medical procedures. By avoiding any other aspect of the lives of pregn

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