By Jack Cashill:
“Horses are my life and having kids would mess that up for barrel racing” — so said a 15-year-old who hoped to abort the healthy, viable baby that she had already carried for more than six months.
The year was 2003. Our confused little cowgirl had come, alas, to the right place: Dr. George Tiller’s clinic in Wichita, the world capital of late-term abortions. Tiller promptly invoked the Kansas “rodeo exception” to the state prohibition on late-term abortions. A second physician, Dr. Ann Kristin (Kris) Neuhaus, confirmed the rodeo exception, and the baby was executed with the utmost privacy, and all for only about $6,000.
Unfortunately, the only false detail in the story above is the rodeo exception. One can excuse the girl in question for thinking there was one, but there was not. To abort her baby, Tiller had to ignore the state’s tough abortion laws. This he could do in 2003, and for the next six years, only through the protection of his political patron, then-Governor, now-Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius.
The perverse details of Tiller’s practice finally came to light this past week — not through a hard-hitting media investigation or a criminal probe, but through an anodyne and underreported Kansas Board of Healing Arts hearing into Neuhaus’s confirmation protocol.
By CAROLINE B. GLICK:
Speaking Sunday at the UN’s conference of donors to the Palestinian Authority, Deputy Foreign Minister Daniel Ayalon warned that while Israel supports economic assistance to the PA now, that is liable to change within the week.
As he put it, “Future assistance and cooperation could be severely and irreparably compromised if the Palestinian leadership continues on its path of essentially acting in contravention of all signed agreements which also regulate existing economic relations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.”
Ayalon’s position is eminently reasonable. Unfortunately, it contradicts utterly the official position of the Government of Israel.
By Melanie Phillips:
The world may currently be convulsed by escalating cataclysms, but for British politicians the order of the day is navel gazing as usual.
The EU is about to implode, the UK economy is going under, urban youth in British cities have just burned down their neighbourhoods and the Arab world is in ferment.
And so what are the big talking points of the day in Britain? Gay marriage, bashing the rich and (a few days ago) cutting the length of the school holidays.
The US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper arrived in Ankara on an urgent surprise visit Sunday night Sept. 18 as Turkish saber-rattling threatened three major US interests:
Sunday, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said the information gathered by the US radar system to be stationed in Turkey’s Malatya province as part of the NATO missile-shield would not be shared with Israel – thereby disrupting the entire system; Monday, US Noble Energy began drilling gas off Cyprus in defiance of Turkish threats; and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas’ headed to New York to promote UN acceptance of a Palestinian state – with Ankara’s encouragement.
By Sharyl Attkisson:
CBS News has obtained secretly recorded conversations that raise questions as to whether some evidence is being withheld in the murder of a Border Patrol agent.
The tapes were recorded approximately mid-March 2011 by the primary gun dealer cooperating with ATF in its “Fast and Furious” operation: Andre Howard, owner of Lone Wolf Trading Company in Glendale, Arizona. He’s talking with the lead case ATF case agent Hope MacAllister.
The tapes have been turned over to Congressional investigators and the Inspector General.
by Mark D. Tooley:
A Southern Baptist missions official commented that vulnerable overseas Christians missionaries had already been well aware of al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden before 9-11. And he noted: “Islam at its core has a theology that says, ‘We should be in charge. We need to be on top’…And after centuries in their mind of humiliation at the hands of the Christian West, this was a chance to get back.” He also rejected apologetic, multiculturalists who portrayed the 9-11 killers as impoverished victims of Western power: “Since the creation of Israel, there was a faction within Islam that felt itself increasingly helpless in the face of precisely the kind of technological and military might that America had…It didn’t have anything to do with the usual ‘They’re the poor, they’re the oppressed.’ Those that carried out the attacks were wealthy educated men…They simply had found a way to humble the Great Satan.” He noted Christians can love Muslims and at “same time believe they are deeply eternally fundamentally wrong.”
by The Right Scoop:
Rush explains why Obama’s new tax proposal is based on a flat out lie and why it’s pure class warfare:
Andrew G. Bostom:
Alykhan Velshi is an Ismaili Muslim, in the noble modernist tradition of A.A. Fyzee, who graduated with a law degree from The London School of Economics. In July, 2005 he wrote these frank words published at NRO:
The war on terror is not simply against terror-sponsoring states, but against the institutions of civil society that give terrorists quiet support, that inflame local Muslim populations, and that prevent the emergence of a moderate, peaceful form of Islam. The war on terror can never be won unless Muslims who have the privilege of living in the West stand up for civilization against the forces of barbarism and nihilism. I wish I could say otherwise, but I won’t be holding my breath.
The intrepid Velshi is now challenging Saudi Arabia’s oil revenue funded Islamic religious bigotry — with an emphasis on the Kingdom’s particularly oppressive misogyny — via an advertising campaign (and website) promoting the idea’s put forth in Ezra Levant’s 2010 book Ethical Oil: The Case for Canada’s Oil Sands.
And the incensed Saudis are counter-attacking with a legal jihad aimed at quashing this advertising campaign. Velshi, as reported by the Toronto Sun, condemned this legal and ethical challenge by the Saudis and their minions:
Fair Report on KOMO Channel 4 in Seattle on CAIR’s attempt to brainwash the local school district of Puyallup a suburb of Seattle
by Hans A. von Spakovsky:
Today represents the tenth installment of PJMedia’s expose into the heavily politicized hiring practices of the Civil Rights Division in the Obama Justice Department. The series has exposed the obvious liberal litmus test applied to the hiring of all new career attorneys since Eric Holder and liberal appointees such as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Thomas Perez took the reins.
It has also revealed a stunning degree of hypocrisy (even by liberal standards) by Department leaders, especially Holder himself. The attorney general, after all, trashed the Bush administration and came into office promising that neither political affiliation nor ideology would play any role in hiring at the supposedly “reinvigorated” Civil Rights Division.
If these articles have shown nothing else, they have demonstrated the hollowness of Holder’s rhetoric. He and his colleagues owe a sincere apology to those who were wrongfully criticized during the prior administration.
It is disappointing, but not altogether surprising, that it took a federal Freedom of Information Act lawsuit to pry the resumes of the new career attorney hires out of the hands of the self-styled “most transparent administration in history.”