Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Blind acceptance of "the pill"

Published in April in the journal “Human Brain Mapping,” the study measured cortical thickness in the brains of 90 women – 44 of whom were using oral contraceptives, and 46 of whom were naturally cycling.
Only women using the combination form of oral contraceptives were used in the study – it did not measure women using progesterone-only or other forms of oral contraceptives. The research found that oral contraceptive use was significantly associated with a thinning in two areas of the brain: the lateral orbitofrontal cortex and the posterior cingulate cortex.
The lateral orbitofrontal cortex is involved in emotion regulation and response to rewards, while the posterior cigulate cortex regulates inward-directed thought, such as recalling personal memories or planning for the future.
“You might think after 50 years and hundreds of millions of women taking various incarnations of the pill, there would be a large and cohesive and impressive body of evidence on it, but there’s next to nothing,” Cahill told CNA. “I honestly find that amazing.”


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

March for Life Halifax pushes back

Last Thursday, about 100 pro-life supporters showed up at Province House for an hour of rallying in support of life and to hear speeches by local pro-life leaders.

This is the 8th year for the March in Halifax. In all 7 previous years, Campaign Life Coalition has brought a sound system and Province House has allowed us to plug it in to a plug within the building. This year, the speaker of the house sent down a message that we could not use their power source, nor were we allowed to stand on the steps. No notice was given; if they had told CLC beforehand, other arrangements could have been made for a sound system.

The speaker's message stated that no group protesting government policy would be given any help to stage a protest. Hmm, the previous government was the pro-choice NDP; even they allowed free speech. Robert McNeil's Liberal government, not so much. Isn't democracy the kind of government where you can protest? 

Ellen Chesal of CLC is pushing back. She has written a letter to the Chronicle Herald about this and tomorrow she will be a guest of Rick Howe on 95.7 FM.

Here is the link to listen in. Ellen should be on around 9:45 am.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

March for Life in Halifax

This Thursday marks the 8th March for Life in Ottawa. For those who cannot attend the national March, check out your own location to see what might be going on.

Here in Halifax, there is a candlelight vigil on Wednesday at 8 pm. Location is South Park Street outside the VG Hospital, where we held the 40 Days for Life vigil. The vigil is an hour of silent prayer, 8-9 pm, to commemorate those children lost to abortion and to pray for an end to abortion.

On Thursday at noon, there is a gathering outside Province House on Granville Street.  Speakers include Father Doug MacDonald from Cape Breton and Stephanie Potter from Signs for Life.

Please attend one or both of these events if you can. Your presence is greatly appreciated.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

PreBorn Lives Matter


Is Pam Geller wrong or right?

Activist Pamela Geller organized a free-speech conference in Garland Texas (to follow a conference hosted by Muslims a few months previous) and sponsored a contest for cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed.
Of course, a couple of radical Islamists showed up, armed with assault rifles, and thankfully were taken out by an off-duty policeman working as security for the conference. He was only armed with a revolver, but he was a good marksman. Only one person was hurt, another security person was shot in the foot.
Now the backlash has begun. Rather than focus on the violence of Muslim extremists, everyone is blaming Geller for provoking the incident.
Having listened to the reasonable Laura Ingraham who argued that such an action doesn't produce any good will between people and that the cartoon contest has probably put more distance between moderate Muslims and the rest of us, I was inclined to think that she is right. In a better world, she is.
However, there are now death threats on Pam Geller, just as there are death threats on Geert Wilders who spoke up in the Netherlands against Muslim extremism. Wilders was a speaker at the conference. And Ayaan Hirsi Ali also lives with constant security because she has denounced the violence of Islam.
What we must remember is that Pam Geller never did anything violent to anyone. Yes, she provoked the attack because she believes that free speech must be protected and you can only do that by exposing the threats to free speech.
While I myself would not imitate her actions, she is absolutely right in bringing on these consequences. Perhaps because of what she did, we now know about more possible threats to our society from extremists who have spoken up after the event. And that may prevent further violence; we won't know that, but it is certainly good that these fellows have been uncovered by her actions.
Don't shoot the messenger. Pam Geller's message is not something we like to hear about, but she is certainly correct in showing that Islam denies free speech and will not stop at anything if it is offended. And that is why she is right. That belief is simply not compatible with western democracy and, in particular, with the right to free speech.
It is Pam Geller who should be protected now, not Muslim sensitivities. The policy of appeasement never works with evil. Evil simply grows and overwhelms the appeasers.
The hatred that exists in Muslim extremism is the evil here, not Pam Geller's Islamophobia. If we only understood the extent of Islamic violence, we would be as Islamophobic as Ms Geller.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

LGBT agenda pushed on Africans

According to a recently leaked report entitled: Sexual Abuse on Children by International Armed Forces, in order to receive food, young refugee boys in Central African Republic (CAR) were forced to let the French troops, who were working as UN peacekeepers in CAR, rape and sodomize them in the capital city Bangui. 
 This report was made to the UN since July 2014 but nothing was heard of it. And when it was leaked, what did the UN do in quick retaliation? They suspended the person who leaked it! 
Many of us have come to realize, the totalitarianism of the LGBT culture leaves no room for objectors and its tyranny does not tolerate dissenters. Those who do not bow are bent and those who refuse to bend are broken against their will.


Friday, May 1, 2015

Too young for sex or sex ed

Overheard yesterday:

Three girls walking to school, they were probably 12 years old.

I didn't know how to blow my nose, said one girl. Her companion replied "I only learned how to blow my nose last year!"  All three laughed heartily.

And Kathleen Wynne thinks these kids are more than ready for sex ed of the kind she wants to impose on them?