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#570 That Doesn't Follow | Petition Actions - July 16, 2021

That Doesn't Follow

An exchange that speaks volumes about how the mindset for committing violence works occurred recently when a reporter, Julia Johnson of, asked U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi if a 15-week-old fetus is a living human being. (The reason for 15 weeks is that this is the limit set for abortions in a Mississippi law that’s been accepted for the next U.S. Supreme Court session.)

This was Pelosi’s answer: “Let me just say that I am a big supporter of Roe v. Wade. I am a mother of five children in six years. I think I have some standing on this issue as to respecting a woman’s right to choose.”

The reporter then repeated her question, since Pelosi hadn’t addressed it at all. Pelosi selected someone else to ask a different question.

Here’s an analogy: a reporter asks an official if she is saddened that children were killed in a recent bombing attack by another country. Answer: that country has the right to defend itself.

The strategy, when being asked about the humanity of victims, is to stick to the euphemisms. Even acknowledging the children’s existence detracts from the needed euphemisms.

Pelosi perceived that the question involved abortion and it therefore triggered the automatic answer on that topic. She felt no need to engage what was actually asked.



Shocking Anti-Semitism

Randy Halprin was part of a group of escaped prisoners in which one killed a police officer; Texas law allows the death penalty for the entire group. Yet some of the judge’s remarks referring to Mr. Halprin in pejorative terms for a Jew taint the trial, and show again the connection between racism and killing. Please join is in signing: Reverse Halprin's Death Sentence from Racist/Anti-Semitic Judge!

Military Pollution

The Consistent Life Network has signed a petition to participants in COP26 UN Climate Change Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, November 1-12, 2021:“Stop Excluding Military Pollution from Climate Agreements.” We encourage other organizations and all individuals to consider signing as well.


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Quotation of the Week

Mark Crutcher, Life Dynamics (not a member group)

Talkers are the people who work in the public and political arena to keep abortion legal; doers are the ones who work in the abortion clinics . . . we found that talkers tend to view doers as the ghouls of the movement who perform the disgusting, but necessary, dirty-work. Meanwhile, the doers think the talkers are a bunch of prima-donnas who live to go on national television and talk about what a terrific thing abortion is, but couldn’t stomach watching one if their lives depended on it. . . .

We found the hostility between the abortion industry’s “talkers” and “doers” to be similar to that which often exists during wartime. To the frontline soldier, who lives in constant terror while killing other mother’s sons whom he doesn’t know or hate, the war is not some abstract political philosophy, it’s real and horrible. And while he might crawl through hell on his knees for his buddies in the trench, he is profoundly resentful of the bloated politician who talks about how noble the war is over a $50 lunch in Washington, D.C.


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