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writer @NRO, @EPPCdc. wife to a wise, Twitter-less man. writing can be found in my diary and elsewhere. Romans 8:38
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Dec 1, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Listening to abortion supporters today you’d think that 100% of women magically become pregnant without their knowledge and that pregnancy is some sort of lethal disease Pregnancy is difficult, yes, and parenthood is a sacrifice, to be sure. Neither of those realities is good argument for killing your child.
Nov 30, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Best news I’ve heard all year No matter who our new coach is at least we know Notre Dame will finally stop losing to LSU
Nov 23, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Truly beyond parody Better to lie about or not disclose the average donation amount this week than inadvertently trigger folx by mentioning an offensive number!
Nov 13, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
Shocked at how often these sorts of justifications are cropping up, including from the WH. Of course we could survive sparser shelves, but why are people so hellbent on acting like there’s something shameful about the prosperity Americans are used to? We’re like two weeks away from an “actually, maybe the bread lines weren’t all bad” thinkpiece
Sep 24, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Time to rewrite the yard sign: “In this house we believe [people’s] rights are human rights” Stop the War on [People]!
Sep 15, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
A few fast facts on abortion-pill reversal:
–it’s a high dose of progesterone that can help undo the negative effects of Mifeprex on the unborn baby and the uterus
–the American Society for Reproductive Medicine has affirmed that progesterone is safe in pregnancy –even the development trials for Mifeprex suggest that high doses of progesterone are effective at reversing a chemical abortion in progress
–the largest case series studying APR found that about 70 percent of women who used it were able to reverse their chemical abortion
Sep 14, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
One of the most vicious lies of abortion-rights activists— admittedly a stiff contest — is that abortion-pill reversal is harmful and useless. In fact, it appears to be successful much of the time, and it’s perfectly safe for mother and baby. My April piece at @NRO on the science of abortion-pill reversal and the political fight that abortion providers are waging against it:…
Aug 26, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
“She’ll tell me she wants brain, and we’ll ... leave the calvarium in till last, and then try to basically take it, or ... catch everything and keep it separate from the rest of the tissue so it doesn’t get lost.” -Dr. Deborah Nucatola, medical director at Planned Parenthood “You’re just kind of cognizant of where you put your graspers, you try to intentionally go above and below the thorax, so that, you know, we’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver...” -Dr. Deborah Nucatola, medical director at Planned Parenthood
Mar 20, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
There are few things I hate more than when pro-lifers, and especially people who I think of as friends, turn their intellectual disagreements into personal attacks on one another rather than figuring out how and where they agree. This issue is too important to turn personal. I so wish that, instead of launching Twitter broadsides, we could all focus on the brutal reality of abortion, the gruesome truth of what exactly happens in each procedure, and remember that these horrors are far more important than personalizing fights over legal philosophy.
Mar 3, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
Cancel culture is an outgrowth of the idea that the articulation of certain views or phrases causes literal harm and therefore must be silenced. I can’t understand that thought process at all. It can only end in state-policed speech and systematic punishment of wrongthink. This idea is so far from my natural inclinations that I have a hard time fathoming it. I could name all sorts of views that I think are evil, but I cannot imagine trying to cope with that by demanding that people who articulate those views be anathematized.
Feb 22, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
At no time in its 2000 year history has the Catholic Church determined its teaching based on public-opinion polling, but naturally “Catholics” for Choice doesn’t care about that! We’ve shifted from pretending that polls dictate Catholic teaching to pretending that the Catholic Church is trying to control everyone in America
Dec 15, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
Trying to do some casual reading about saffron tonight only to discover that @TheBabylonBee seems to have taken over @bonappetit’s editorial staff Image @TheBabylonBee @bonappetit Not even the history of spices can be free of the toxic nonsense of identity politics and related guilt-mongering, apparently
Oct 12, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
This is not unlike how Harris tried to redefine court-packing during the debate as having too few African Americans on the circuit courts. Democrats are so far off the deep end that they have to redefine terms on the fly to justify their radicalism. Chris Coons literally said in an interview with a totally straight face that voting to confirm a president’s nominee to the Supreme Court is court-packing. That’s where we are at the moment.
Sep 26, 2020 8 tweets 4 min read
For all those who continue insisting that no one is attacking Catholic judicial nominees for their faith, a thread, which will be updated as needed (and I expect much more often than I’d like): 1/x
The initial headline of a @Reuters piece that was later stealth edited several times to remove inaccuracies and soften the outrageous headline
Sep 23, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
Wild how many people pretend they’re incapable of understanding that a religious person can be a judge without “imposing their views” on the country as soon as they suspect the religious person in question is against abortion The Christian faith teaches that fraud, murder, and theft are wrong. Is it “imposing their religious views” for a Christian judge to uphold laws forbidding these things? Of course not.
Sep 22, 2020 5 tweets 1 min read
This is what it’s all about, folks. The attacks we’re already seeing on Barrett’s Catholic faith are just a bigoted way of disguising the real endgame: keeping judicially mandated abortion on demand in place at all costs. Plus, this is predicated on the obviously false notion that opposition to Roe could only stem from one’s religious views and a desire to impose them on the country. You don’t need to be religious to understand that Roe was anti-constitutional garbage or that abortion is killing.
Sep 22, 2020 5 tweets 2 min read
The controversy over “Cuties” reminds us that younger generations are growing up with omnipresent technology and access to a nearly unlimited universe of addictive, damaging, and sometimes dangerous content. My latest for @CatholicHerald’s Chapter House:… Some troubling stats that prompted me to think about “Cuties” from this perspective:
-95% of U.S. teenagers own or regularly access a smartphone
-45% use the Internet “almost constantly”
-50% say they feel addicted to their phones
-nearly 80% check their devices at least hourly
Jul 6, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
I think a lot about how often abortion-rights advocates refuse to acknowledge pro-life sincerity. They say I oppose abortion because I want to control women or force my religion on them. It can’t possibly be that I sincerely believe abortion is wrong because it ends a human life. The equivalent would be if I went around accusing abortion-rights supporters of loving to kill babies, rather than acknowledging that they believe strongly in women’s autonomy. It’s immensely frustrating to offer a sincere case that’s so often ignored in favor of a straw man.
Jun 20, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
Great, now let’s apply this logic to abortion Turns out people are actually highly capable of realizing that the “right to choose” should be limited when it involves infringing on other’s rights. They just don’t want to do it when it comes to abortion because being lazily “pro-choice” is easier.
Jun 5, 2020 6 tweets 1 min read
We have to stop letting angry minorities dictate what people can and can’t say. Words are not violence. You will survive hearing opinions you disagree with. No one is better off in this vicious cycle of heterodox opinions followed by rage mobs, retractions, and apologies. Today felt like a real low point to me. A prominent paper falsely claimed that there were factual errors in a U.S. senator’s op-ed to cover themselves after staffers repeated ad nauseam, with no evidence, this his opinions put people in danger.
May 30, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
Pro-life women are the patriarchy. Love it If you have trouble figuring out whether you support abortion, you ain’t a woman