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Abortion and Health Care

I usually try not to go too much into politics on this blog, but I think it's time to bring something to the spotlight, and hopefully get some of my fellow Christians (both Catholic and Protestant) to think.  So bear with me.
Abortion is an intrinsic moral evil.  It is always wrong to take the life of an innocent child.  Evangelicals and the Catholic Church fully agree on this point.  The United States of America not only permits abortion on demand, but by diktat of the Supreme Court, abortion is guaranteed to all women as a constitutional right.Since this Roe v. Wade decision some 40 years ago, about 55 million abortions have been performed in the United States. For over 40 years now, the Pro-Life Movement in America has been trying, unsuccessfully, to bring an end to this Holocaust of the unborn.  The standard procedure has been to elect Pro-Life politicians to the federal government in the hope that they might somehow overturn this Supreme Court decision, either through laws, c…

On Catholic Stewardship and Light Bulbs

The subtitle of this blog is "Apologetics and random musings from the Bible Belt."  This entry falls under the "random musings" category.  As many of you know by now, there have been some significant changes to laws governing the way we light our homes and places of business.  I hear a lot of people complaining about this and President Obama is usually on the receiving end of those complaints.  Now anyone who knows me will tell you I am no fan of President Obama, but anyone who knows me will also tell you I am a stickler for accurate information and giving credit (or blame) where it is due.  Barack Obama is only partially responsible for this new energy law. He bears only a tiny fraction of the credit (or blame) for it.  The legislation in question, called the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA 2007), was passed by the Senate on June 21, 2007. Then, Senator Barack Obama did vote for it, but it was signed into law on December 19, 2007 by Republican …