Eyes Right

The Public Eye Magazine - Spring 2007

DID YOU SAY POSITIVE?

Wendy Wright, president of Concerned Women for America, is thrilled with a new Heritage Foundation study that suggests why the abortion rate has declined, especially among minors. The study, by University of Alabama professor Michael New, places responsibility on a stronger economy, sexual activity starting at an older age, and - surprise - pro-life state-level laws that restrict access to abortion services.

"Dr. New's research - based on fact - helps to shatter the myths being put forward by the abortion lobby and the media," she told CitizenLink. "It verifies what common sense would tell us - pro-life regulations have a positive effect."

Source: CitizenLink February 6, 2007 http://www.citizenlink.org/CLtopstories/A000003845.cfm

THE ERA'S UNDERMINING MOTHERHOOD – AGAIN

The Family Research Council's Tony Perkins is tracking Arkansas state Rep. Lindsley Smith's (D) effort to revitalize the campaign for the Equal Rights Amendment. "The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), until recently, was a largely irrelevant piece of feminist propaganda dating back to the early 1970s," said Perkins, dusting off a few outdated opinions of his own. "The ERA seeks not to end discrimination, injustice, or chauvinism, but to undermine motherhood, traditional sexuality, and innate gender differences."

Source: Washington Update, February 6, 2007
http://www.frc.org/get.cfm?i=WU07B04

HOMOSEXUALS AND THOSE ANNOYING ‘BREEDERS'

Peter LaBarbera the president of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality, an anti-gay organization, practiced his logic in a recent email update.

"Nature discriminates against homosexuality. Same-sex arrangements can never be ‘equal' to the God-ordained institutions of marriage and family. They cannot produce children by themselves. Homosexual partners cannot acquire a child without involving heterosexual procreation in some way. Yep, those irritating ‘breeders' come in handy once in a while. Heterosexual couples and larger society, on the other hand, do not need homosexuality to produce children. All but the most corrupted souls can see the divine purpose in male and female physiology."

Source: "Breeders Still Required", AFT-Update, email correspondence, February 2, 2007.

GILDER-ING THE LILY

In his new book The Enemy at Home, social conservative pundit Dinesh D'Souza argues that the United States, or rather its decadent elements, are to blame for 9/11. No one has captured this argument in quite so pithy a way as George Gilder, author of several liberal-bashing books of his own.

"D'Souza raises the alarm that the antireligious, sexual liberationist, anti-natalist and feminist thrust of American foreign, cultural, and free-speech global Internet policies threaten and estrange all the traditional cultures of the third world." Hyperbole at its grandest.

Source: Letter to the Editor, New York Times Book Review, February 4, 2007.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/04/books/review/
Letters.t-1.html?_r=2&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

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