Looks Like They Did It!

By “it” I mean they are finally overturning Roe v Wade, arguably one of the worst Supreme Court rulings of all time.

Does this mean that babies will now be forever safe in their mothers’ wombs?  No.  This is not a ban on this horrendous procedure.  At base, it means that this issue will be turned over to the states, where they can decide (you know, that “democracy” thing) what strictures will be placed on abortion.

Still, it’s a huge victory for the Good Guys.

Absolutely huge.  (Did I mention that it was huge?)

How so?  Politically, it has been a huge boost to all the Christians (of whatever stripe) who have worked long and hard to make it happen.  Yes, that meant sometimes we had to hold our noses while we voted for a RINO (like McCain) who really didn’t believe in the pro-life cause, or a reality-TV star (e.g. The Golden Don) who maybe did, but hey, if that’s what it took, then by golly, that’s what it took. 

The “principled” conservatives, like Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins, can now count down the days to their retirement.   There’s no coalition in the Congress that can be cobbled together which could codify legal abortion now.  And if they tried it –even with Biden as president–it would blow up in their faces.   That’s why the Left always had to rely on judges to get what they want, whether it’s legalized baby-killing or anal marriage.  They knew that Congress never could craft a pro-abortion-on-demand bill in the first place as it –like so many other things on their agenda–is too toxic.  

As for the Mitt Romneys and John Roberts of the world, they’ll get back to being “staunchly pro-life.”  That’s because they’ve lost all their power, now that the fence that they’ve been sitting on has now been burned down to the ground. 

Think of this as a humongous white pill that has boosted our political immune system.

Of course, there is a spiritual element as well.  Our nation has been in the grips of the demonic for half a century now.  The ancient cities of Canaan practiced child sacrifice on a monumental scale, we, on the other hand, have surpassed them.  Make no mistake about it: child sacrifice is the central “sacrament” of the demons; it is by this method that they derive their powers.  The “principalities and powers” that animate the “flesh and blood” of the revolutionary parties have been dealt a significant death blow.  You can see it in the angry howling that is taking place right now.

If you thought the kicking and screaming that has erupted since Elon Musk announced his buying of Twitter was bad, ya ain’t seen nuttin’ yet.  If nothing else, the non-stop hysteria that’s been going on since Musk made his announcement showed us that as far as the “progressives” were concerned, the jig was up.  The fact that they can’t survive without some sort of censorship shows how tenuous their grip on the levers of power really is.  Scream away!  And by all means cry freely!  I need liberal tears to bathe in!

So, let us thank the Lord for this glorious day.  Let us take a much-deserved victory lap or perhaps hoist a tankard of ale or two.  We deserve such a faith-affirming victory.  Then let us express our gratitude to Christ our king as we lay down for a much-needed rest.  

Because tomorrow, we have to arise again to fight another day.  We are warriors and the battle goes ever on.



  1. For some reason I always looked upon Roe vs Wade and abortion as allowing men the freedom to sleep around without paying any consequences. Leave a trail behind and tell the woman get an abortion. Solves all their problems. One of these days we women have to wise up.

    • Brendan says

      That is exactly what it is,
      the (male) teenagers dream…

      • The reason for the collective leftist freakout is that legal-abortion-on-demand-for-whatever-reason-anytime is foundational to modern, secular style, hedonistic life. I mean totally foundational.

        Most of us who’ve been born in the 1960s and later have grown up indoctrinated with the total lie — total propaganda, honestly — that legal abortion anytime on demand is absolutely necessary for men and women to thrive in this world. Particularly women, but as Lina points out, secular men who want sexual license without alleged “consequences” are among its best proponents.

        Don’t doubt for a second that there are millions convinced that their lives will be over if they can’t access abortion anytime, anywhere. The propaganda is and has been that deep and powerful (remember COVID propaganda? That was only for two years…. this has been for 50).

        Though this Supreme Court ruling wouldn’t really change anything right away. It would simply leave it up to the states to decide their own abortion issue. Yes, abortion on demand would probably still be easy to get in New York, Massachusetts, Oregon, or California, but much tougher to get in Oklahoma, Mississippi, Florida, or Texas.

        But this ruling would take away a theoretical safety blanket that millions rely on. College administrators would have a more complicated time with those fave “sex weeks” for university students each fall. This kind of stuff assumes as foundational that sex is simply a type of recreation and must come with minimal consequences. Like “eat too much chocolate cake? Just work out more and eat less for a while.”

        It’s secularism at its best — God, please stay away, our culture doesn’t want You, thank You very much.

        Essentially, this ruling would be a wake up call to the secular left that yes, life matters, and yes, life is serious, and yes, there is no difference between that 12-week-old baby in the womb that the parents are excited about and the 12-week-old baby in the womb who’s life is in danger at Planned Parenthood.

        In my opinion, this is the biggest evil about abortion on demand — it places the value of the developing baby on whether he/she is *wanted.* Essentially, it says if a person is not wanted, he/she has no value and can be eliminated. Hitler, Mao, Lenin, Stalin anyone?

        No “religious” arguments necessary at all. We all matter regardless of how much any earthly persion may want or not want us.

        And it’s not 1972 anymore, so we know darn well with technology that a baby heartbeat usually occurs way before the woman even knows that she is pregnant. So the 1970s argument that it’s “just a bunch of developing cells” is insane — though many folks back in the day fell for it.

        The Supreme Court can write its 250-page or whatever length rulings, but really, the evil that legal abortion on demand places the value of the developing baby on whether he/she is wanted or not is all that needs to be said.

        Christ, thank You for having mercy on our vehemently secular North American land.
        Christ is risen!

        • George Michalopulos says

          Very well said, FTS. For what it’s worth, there have been intellectually honest liberals (like Lawrence Tribe) who many decades ago said that Roe v Wade was bad constitutional law. For one thing, its Achilles’ heel was the word “viable” which was printed in the middle of the entire argument. Either a right is absolute or it’s not a right. The word “viable” is a contingency and there can be no contingencies in rights.

          For instance, you and I have the right to vote, bear arms, freely associate, etc. These rights are absolute. They cannot be abridged unless there has been a judgment against the person in question and/or has been proven to be incapacitated.

    • Feminism has benefited unscrupulous and immoral men more than it has the women it allegedly ‘liberated.’

  2. I will believe it when I see the opinion officially issued. These are the same cowards that declined to hear the Texas case challenging the election on fictional grounds of standing – i.e., they simply refused to touch the hot potato regardless of their constitutional duty. Thus, I will let the fat lady sing before celebrating.

    Corruption is ubiquitous.

    • Antiochene Son says

      Yeah, and I wouldn’t be surprised if the King Cuck himself, John Roberts, leaked it. Probably to try to sway the court’s opinion.

      • Gail Sheppard says

        You’re probably right. Something like that isn’t usually leaked by accident.

  3. Chris Banescu says

    Gov Newsom: “We’re going to fight like hell,” to support unrestricted abortion.

    No, you are fighting FOR hell.

    Gavin Newsom – Twitter – @GavinNewsom – 5/3/2022
    Our daughters, sisters, mothers, and grandmothers will not be silenced.

    The world is about to hear their fury.

    California will not sit back. We are going to fight like hell.

    Our daughters, sisters, mothers, and grandmothers will not be silenced.The world is about to hear their fury.California will not sit back. We are going to fight like hell. https://t.co/EhwSWXiZhx— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) May 3, 2022


  4. Brendan says

    America takes one step back from the abyss, thank God.
    Meanwhile Scotland slithers further over the edge

    Midwives Being Taught How to Deliver Babies through ‘Male Genitalia’


    ‘ A “skills workbook” produced by Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland has received criticism after it was revealed that it had instructed midwifery students on how to assist biological males in giving birth.

    The teaching resource stated:
    “It is important to note that while most times the birthing person will have female genitalia, you may be caring for a pregnant or birthing person who is transitioning from male to female and may still have external male genitalia.” …

    … while the university later amended the instructions to “female to male” transgender patients instead of “male to female”, all the references to how to handle the penis and other parts of the male anatomy such as the prostate gland remained in the text.

    It also inserted a section explaining that female to male transgender patients may have to give birth through an artificially constructed “penis”. … ‘

  5. George Different says

    “Pro-life conservatives are obsessed with the fetus from conception to 9 months. After that, they don’t wanna know about you. They don’t wanna hear from you. No nothing! No neonatal care, no daycare, no Head Start, no school lunch, no food stamps, no welfare, no nothing. If you’re pre-born, you’re fine, if you’re preschool, you’re f*****.” -George Carlin (1998)

    Just wondering if we can enact new laws to have unborn children claimed as dependents on taxes now.

    • Antiochene Son says

      For a Christian, this is fallacious. To let a life exist, even in the worst conditions, is infinitely better than preventing that life from existing. Life has infinite worth.

      I personally think we should have policies that make it easier to raise a family on one income, but Carlin makes the perfect the enemy of the good.

    • Sister Joan says

      “I do not believe that just because you are opposed to abortion, that that makes you pro-life. In fact, I think in many cases, your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is a child born but not a child fed, a child educated, a child housed. And why would I think that you don’t? Because you don’t want any tax money to go there. That’s not pro-life. That’s pro-birth. We need a much broader conversation on what the morality of pro-life is.”

      -Sister Joan Chittister

      • Gail Sheppard says

        Thank you for your reply, Sister.

        But no one on this blog deserves condemnation; even our “different George,” (who is not my husband, George Michalopulous). It’s unfair to ascribe things to this man that he didn’t say. He didn’t say we should not have programs that feed children or where he wants tax money to go. Nor did he say he was pro anything.

        I think it’s important not to jump down people’s throats based on assumptions.

        BTW, women do get money for having a child. Some make a career of it. Given the multiple options of free birth control (other than abortion), is it too much to ask for these women to take some responsibility for their bodies without expecting the taxpayers to foot the bill?

        “Their body, their dime”, I always like to say. Not a very popular slogan, but I don’t want to pay for abortions, period. Nor do I want to pay for the “whoopsies” of others.

        There are many programs out there that help children. That’s why so many women have babies with baby daddies. More babies, more money.

        Hate to sound harsh, but I managed not to have an abortion AND had 2 children after I married, which my husband and I raised without asking anyone for anything. It can be done.

      • This is simply something those that support the murder of the unborn say to salve their consciences. It is beneath contempt.

        • It’s better to be poor and alive – and therefore able to work towards your salvation – than to die, or rather be murdered, before you even have a chance.

      • . . .
        Funny, every single time I go to the march for life in my town that raises money to help the brave women who refuse to murder their own children, not one of the bleeding heart liberals in my parish are ever there. Odd how that works isn’t it.
        Myself and millions of others do what we can to to support these these women, so you and Different George and everyone else can stop trotting out this totally false narrative.

      • Michelle says

        I recall many references to the treatment of widows and orphans when reading the fathers, including the judgments on those that deal with them carelessly or harshly by judgement or refusal to help. Even tonight listening to St Symeon the New Theologian’s homily for Thomas Sunday I hear ‘the devils believe but do no works…’

        It is impossible to disagree with you, Sr. Joan. Thank you for your sane, compassionate reminder to “love one another” and that to love means to sacrifice.

        I’ve said before that I am a single mother. While it’s not something I wish on anyone, it’s also heartbreaking to think that it’s such a terrible thing that women young and old would be pressured to kill their children to avoid becoming what I am.

        I find it quite intolerable that anyone might offer an opinion on abortion without offering encouraging, supportive, proactive *solutions* to single motherhood. The problems are numerous, outlined here:


        and the truth of the matter is that abortion is deemed necessary because other potential solutions have not been proposed or funded in America. (Welfare is a temporary bandaid for a select few; it is *not* a solution.)

        I do remember reading that the Moscow Patriarchate built a housing complex for single mothers in Russia maybe two years ago, and there is a similar program in New Mexico, but the women must convert to Mormonism…

        Anyway, I hope that this honest sacrifice of mine including the continual sacrifice of my dignity will be remembered and put to good use by all those in the church — by the young men especially — as there will, by the glory of God, soon be more single mothers that need so much special attention and help.

        • Gail Sheppard says

          Reality can be harsh. We all have to live with the consequences of our choices.

          I am sorry, though. – I’m sorry that you feel raising your child alone is a “continual sacrifice” and afront to your dignity. I’m sure you didn’t mean that.

          Sometimes we don’t know how things will play out. Maybe women who can no longer abort will better manage their lives with other available options. No one has to be a single mom. No one has to get pregnant. But we can’t keep killing life. We HAVE to stop that right now.

          • Michelle says

            Gail, you misunderstood what I meant. Please be careful. Never would I say that ‘raising my child alone is a continual sacrifice and an affront to my dignity.’

            The sacrifice is in sharing something so personal on a very public blog that puts me and my daughter at risk. I take that risk because it is *that important* that people — especially Orthodox people, who strive to be Christian — realize that dismissing and maligning single mothers contributes to the social stigma that causes women to abort their children.

            We have a model for single motherhood in the Church: the Theotokos, who was given a son before she was married in the world. St. Joseph is the solution to single motherhood (and thus abortion). To the extent that we can all strive to emulate him, we can offer “works” necessary to our salvation.

            “No one has to be a single mom” is a careless affront to the generations of widows and orphans ravaged by war, abuse, mental illness, and sexual misconduct, and a gross misunderstanding of history and reality.

            Forgive me for my honesty. I want to amend the record before I regret contributing to your blog.

            • Gail Sheppard says

              You did say that, Michelle. Re-read your comment. – If sharing something so personal puts you and your child at risk, why in the world are posting here? What other people think about you or your circumstances is not worth it.

              You’re also making assumptions. No one here is dismissing or maligning single mothers (especially not you) and to keep your baby (not abort) elevates you to hero status in our eyes.

              Michelle, we were talking about single mothers who did not want or have to be, mothers. Not widows, orphans ravaged by war (???), etc.

              I appreciate your honesty and I accept you believe these things, but they’re not true. IMO, you’re obfuscating.

              Having made poor choices in my own life, I can tell you that in my experience, the easiest and fastest way forward is to acknowledge to yourself you just skewed up! No one gets out of this life unscathed. We ALL make poor decisions sometimes, but unlike you, we don’t always do the right things and you should be commended for that.

              It is a band of honor to accept the responsibility for your choices. You can be gracious; it doesn’t help your case to criticize others for what they’re not doing for you in the way of help. You will get through this and have a lovely daughter to show for it. You do not have to be embarrassed for that.

              Be a proud momma! (Which I suspect you are.) Don’t worry about the future. God will take care of you. If you need help, ask for it. It will be there.

              At the end of the day, the blog doesn’t matter. No one knows who you are. But your daughter, on the other hand, is watching every step you make. My daughter is 30 and she hasn’t forgotten a single thing that I did wrong right down to calling her cat fat (when clearly he was just “big-boned”)!

              I am very proud of who she’s turned out to be. Sometimes I’m in awe of her when she’s talking. I’ll interrupt her and say, “Oh my gosh, Jessica, who raised you?! You are so wise. She must have been an incredible mother!” (I’m even snaky with her. She really is something, though.)

              Jessica thinks of me as her “person” and it doesn’t get better than that. When your daughter grows up, she will be there for you .

              So, Michelle, let’s celebrate you have a great daughter in the making! Your life isn’t over. Chances are, you’ll find that great guy. Even my mother did! 😉

              Thank you for doing the right thing. Be proud of that.

              • George Michalopulos says

                Michelle, if more mothers were like you, this world would be a better place. You have nothing to be ashamed of. And if I may go out on a limb, I believe you will find a godly man to step into the shoes of St Joseph.

            • Katherines says

              The Theotokos is NOT a model for single motherhood.
              This is more socially-babble that an Orthodox woman should be ashamed to write. At no point in time was the Most Holy Theotokos a “single mother.”The Father of Her Son was with Her.
              Think about what you have written and repent.

              Once again, more specious arguments to make pre marital sex and abortion more palatable.

              • George Michalopulos says

                Katherine, if I may add, neither was the Holy Family ever “homeless” (as Jesse Jackson likes to opine). Jesus had an earthly father –Joseph–who not only cared for Him and His mother, but provided a good example of masculinity to the young Christ-child.

                I have nothing but contempt for these liberals who (however unwittingly[?]) impugn the role of Joseph and the intactness of his familyl

          • I am sorry, though. – I’m sorry that you feel raising your child alone is a “continual sacrifice” and afront to your dignity. I’m sure you didn’t mean that.

            I agree, that didn’t come off too well. Motherhood in general is a continual sacrifice, as is marriage, and Christian life in general, so we can all agree there, but to say that single motherhood is a continual sacrifice of one’s dignity is a bit of a stretch, as I don’t see any single mothers running a continual gauntlet of public humiliation, not in the Orthodox community, nor in secular society. It is what it is, and the vast majority of people don’t raise an eyebrow.

        • Speaking as a single mother who raised two children following a divorce, I think that a major problem today is that motherhood has become a degrading occupation as it interferes with success in the business world. The hand that rocks the cradle used to be the one that set up the next generation for success.

          Another problem today is the idea that there should be no suffering in life. Anything that causes suffering or sacrifice should be eliminated. I am not sure where that myth started, but several conversations with my grandson have taught me that is a prevalent belief.

          • “…motherhood has become a degrading occupation…”

            “…there should be no suffering in life…”

            Dear Lina, both of your points in opposition to these notions must not go unnoticed! How can I express to you how right you are? I cannot. All that I can say is that I hope that you will develop your statements into an article or a blogpost or a YouTube video or something for your grandson and his generation to consider. Please consider the same and let us know once you have posted something.

            • George Michalopulos says

              Lina, I agree with Lawrence. Your story needs to be told. And the vocation of motherhood –the greatest vocation of all–should be resurrected.

              • Hear! Hear! It is as George says it is: i.e., motherhood is “the greatest vocation of all.” To conceive and bear a human person made in the image and likeness of God Himself is an ineffable miracle. And, in all self-sacrifice and long-suffering, to raise that person to adulthood is the greatest of all vocations.

                Especially today, the probable overturning of Roe v. Wade has the rabid American feminists clamoring to retain their so-called “right” to abortion at will. The collective testimony of mothers who regret their abortions, or those who are glad that they had a change of mind and kept their babies stands in strong juxtaposition to the evil of child sacrifice to the modern god of convenience.

                Our Orthodox history is replete with female saints, many of whom were mothers. One exemplar of motherhood is St. Emilia, mother to St. Basil, St. Macrina, St. Peter of Sebaste, St. Gregory of Nyssa, and St. Theosebia. A mother-saint, midwife and matushka of humbler means was St. Olga of Alaska. And, of course, there is St. Mary, the Blessèd Virgin and Mother of God herself. These holy mothers may serve as subjects of emulation for our own generation of women, and of respect to our men.

      • Katherine says

        “the morality of pro-life ?” Are you questioning that those who believe that the heinous murder of an unborn child is immoral because if we don’t feed, house, clothe, educate and set up retirement funds for said children our desire to stop them from being murdered is immoral? It is these sort of specious arguments that allow abortion to continue unabated.

        As a taxpayer, I am under no obligation to support anyone else’s child. As an Orthodox, I am commanded to care for widows, orphans and anyone who needs me. This means a personal, direct charity from one to another, not the funding of government agencies with bloated bureaucracies who simply encourage the kinds of behaviours that lead to more immorality.

    • George Michalopulos says

      Well, let’s take your reasoning to the logical conclusion: Why not execute all people who are on crippled and infirm? The eugenicists in Nazi Germany called them “useless eaters.”

      Hey! here’s a thought: let’s get rid of all people who are on some type of gov’t assistance?

  6. George Michalopulos says

    Looks like America found The Next Current ThingTM. Sorry Ukraine.

    The latest from the Jacob Dreizin Report.

    “Moooooove over, Ukraine!

    Writing this on Monday evening, news came in that some Democrat clerk on the U.S. Supreme Court, evidently seeking to foment protest and intimidate the Republican-appointed judges, leaked a pending decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

    Not to argue abortion—the country was simply moving this way.

    In the early 1970s, the era of Roe v. Wade, there was the “sexual revolution”, the welfare society, and things were breaking down. There was a glut of unwanted babies, born to very trashy mothers. Today, many Americans fly to Cambodia etc. (nuts!) to buy their children.

    In short, there is a SEVERE supply-demand mismatch, and NO ONE CARED TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT.

    Over time, the Supreme Court decision (if not walked back!) will reduce this imbalance by expanding DOMESTIC supply.

    And, it’s great for the babies!

    Of course, all the “Ukraine flag” Twitter accounts will forget about the Ukraine, REAL QUICK. “

    • …and the wonderful democratic “West” will be sheltering an untold number of highly committed Nazies who have fled for their lives from the evil Russians.

      Won’t that be fun for them.

      Leftists and Nazies living in “peace and harmony.”

    • CS Louis says

      Of course, there is still a serious mismatch in the number of black children needing adoption, while white babies are in great demand. This does not make it OK, though, to encourage Black women to have more abortions relative to their percent of the total US population.

      • George Michalopulos says

        But that this is exactly what is happening.

        Q: You know who first said “Abortion is genocide”?

        A: Jesse Jackson, back when he was pro-life.

        Q: So why did he change? Did he stop caring for black people?

        A: I guess.

        Q: Why?

        A: Because the Deep State got a hold of him and gave him a sweet deal. (Or showed him the pictures they have of him.) Something like that.

  7. Anonymous II says

    They’re going to be out in full force demanding child sacrifice!

  8. Brendan says

    Dr. Zelenko – WWIII – Civil War on the Horizon
    & More Viruses Coming


    ‘ Dr. Zelenko joins Maria Zeee to discuss World War III, the fact that he sees civil war as a real possibility due to the masses waking up to the reality of the Great Reset, the psychopaths behind the NWO and more viruses coming (backed by Bill Gates) ‘

    [Video – 22:46]

    He has cancer and is seriously unwell,
    but he is still up for the fight.
    May the Lord bless him!

  9. I would like to respond, if I may, to the following points made here by several contributors. Please forgive me in advance if any of this comes across as boasting, but as St. Paul wrote, “let no one think me a fool. If otherwise, at least receive me as a fool, that I also may boast a little…For though I might desire to boast, I will not be a fool; for I will speak the truth.”

    “No neonatal care, no daycare, no Head Start, no school lunch, no food stamps, no welfare, no nothing.”

    “A child fed, a child educated, a child housed.”

    “I recall many references to the treatment of widows and orphans when reading the fathers, including the judgments on those that deal with them carelessly or harshly by judgement or refusal to help.”

    My wife and I are what those who have commented here would term “Pro-Life Conservatives.” Moreover, we live in a state that is largely governed by Conservatives, many of whom (though certainly not all) are also pro-life.

    A bit of background…

    My wife was a Crisis Pregnancy councilor for quite a few years, although the specifics of the story that follows occurred before, during, and after her service at the Crisis Pregnancy Center. A mother (the grandmother in the story that follows) worked where my wife worked at the time. Her daughter (who was unmarried) became pregnant, and my wife was made aware that they were both seeking an abortion for her. My wife intervened, counselled them; and, after consulting with me, offered to adopt the child if she carried it to term. The daughter ultimately wound up delivering the baby and keeping it herself. We subsequently became what the grandmother, her daughter, and the child called the child’s “Godparents” (informally so, as they are not Orthodox).

    I would first like to address these comments concerning state assistance (or the perceived lack thereof) from Conservative politicians. I would, however, ask that you bear with me to the end of my comment, lest those who share my views be judged harshly as somehow unfeeling or unloving.

    The mother received free pre-natal care. Her baby received neonatal care, was eligible for free daycare and Head Start (although her grandmother, who had since retired, kept her at home). When she (the baby) started school, a free school lunch was provided. Her mother received (and still receives) food stamps (actually a food card in our state) and welfare, as well as free housing. This child never went hungry, was eligible to receive (and did receive) the same free public education to which our own children were entitled. This free public education was admittedly in her local school system (a very poor area), and the education she received was pathetic (more on this below). However, the amount of per student public funding received by this school system ranks among the highest in our state. All this courtesy of a ‘harsh’ Conservative government.

    “It is doubtless not profitable for me to boast, yet I will come to” the other things that we personally, as Pro-life Conservatives, did for this child, her mother, and her grandmother in addition to all that my wife was doing at the Crisis Pregnancy Center during many of the subsequent years.

    When this child was in the third grade it became evident that the education she was receiving was inadequate. This was in spite of the fact that funding for her school was very high, her standardized test scores were (supposedly) very good, and her grades seemed to be exceptional. She couldn’t do basic math or any of the things that a normal third grader should have mastered. Clearly the problem with her education wasn’t the result of insufficient funding. It was rather the result of decades of the mismanagement typical of inner-city school systems and low “racially adjusted” standards. In any case, more funding clearly wasn’t the answer.

    When we discovered this, my wife offered to home-school her, which she subsequently did for three straight years. By the end of these three years (and with great difficulty) this child, who was initially undisciplined (in terms of education) and convinced that she wasn’t very smart, both mastered the subjects and came to the realization that she has great, God-given ability. By the time these three years were over, her mother obtained housing (still at government expense) outside of the city in which she had been living previously. Her new suburban housing came with a far better school system, and she returned to public school as a model student who ultimately graduated at the top of her class with multiple honors.

    She (the child) is now 19 years old and studying at a private university on a full scholarship.

    Moreover, in the 19 years we have been involved in the life of this child, we have assisted her, her mother, and her grandmother in many ways at a personal cost to us that runs in the tens of thousands of dollars, including food of the luxury type they couldn’t otherwise afford, clothing, computer, home repair, four automobiles, and numerous other things I thankfully cannot recall.

    I do hope you will forgive me this foolish boasting from a “Pro-life Conservative.” I would not have done so if there was any chance of anyone knowing who I am.

    The points I hope to address are…

    Government money is necessary, but more government money isn’t the answer.

    Although doubtless there are some, not all “Pro-life Conservatives” are hard-hearted, caring only about birth. In fact, I suspect very few of us are.

    If we are going to talk about what the Fathers have to say on this subject and/or have a “broader conversation” about what it means to be pro-life, let us remember that the Fathers were not speaking about the government or even about “the Church” in the abstract. They were addressing you and me personallyour attitudes, our time, and our money and not the ability to appropriate that of others. It is not possible to work out our salvation at someone else’s expense.

    And finally, to all the single mothers who refused to succumb to the temptation to murder irrespective of the personal cost to themselves, GOD BLESS YOU and keep you. Your labors will not go unrewarded.

    • Gail Sheppard says

      This was beautifully written. Thank you, Brian.

    • Archpriest Alexander F. C. Webster says

      Kudos to you and your wife, Brian, and thank you for that story of true love in action.

      It reminds me of proverb, “It is better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness.”

    • Brendan says

      God bless you Brian and your wife,
      and the mother and this thriving child.
      You are all proof of the truth of Christianity.

  10. George Michalopulos says

    Friedrich Engels had a prophetic gift as well! He saw that emancipatory politics will inevitably lead to paedophilia:


  11. Brendan says

    Vaccine-derived polio is on the rise.
    A new vaccine aims to stop the spread


    Yogi Berra: It’s like deja-vu, all over again.

  12. Before the elections, the government will legislate in favor
    of marriage and the adoption of children by the [LGBTQI]!


    And the Greek Church … recognized the civil marriage!

    ‘ Absolutely credible sources from Maximou report that the Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is determined to impose gay marriage and to satisfy the constant request of the LGBTQI community (among which is the director of the finance office of the Presidency of the Government, A. the Deputy Minister of Culture Nikolas Giatromanolekis).

    And not only that: Kyriakos Mitsotakis is determined to give them the right to have children through adoption.

    The persistence does not concern only the social “beliefs” of Kyriakos Mitsotakis who is unequivocally in favor of the above. It is estimated that these constitute 10% of the population and in the previous elections they had voted in their overwhelming majority SYRIZA.

    Now they consider that they will surpass SYRIZA in benefits of “legitimization” of their demands.

    The government is not worried about the Greek Church: It has already accepted the civil marriage and will not have any objections to the LGBTI civil marriage.

    Churches refuse to marry heterosexual couples if one of the couple has had three marriages even if one or both are politicians.

    While until recently the Greek Church recognized only the three religious marriages, now it accepts the document of the registry that says “3” marriages without specifying whether they are political or religious.

    But now they will also recognize the civil marriage of LGBTQI.

    The fact that L[GBTQI] marriage has not been institutionalized so far (some once considered them “abnormal”) is due to the fact that a legal solution is still being sought to regulate related rights that will result from such marriages.

    That is, who will be the father, who will be the mother, who will be the brother-in-law, the sister-in-law, the baganakis, etc. and what inheritance rights will result from these marriages.

    It is also required the annulment of the decision No. 1428/2017 of the Supreme Court by which the civil marriage between persons of the same sex was declared non-existent.

    The Supreme Court had ratified a relevant decision of the Dodecanese Court of Appeal.

    As stated in the specific decision, “under the legal status in Greece does not mean political marriage between homosexuals, and the question is whether there is a need for relevant legislation, as several European countries have already done.”

    The Dodecanese Court of Appeal had annulled the marriage of two people of the same sex that had taken place at the town hall of Tilos and the decision concerned the ratification of the decision.

    The Greek Ministry of Justice has asked for the help of the corresponding ministry in France, where not only is same-sex marriage permitted, but they are also given full equal rights in relation to the children that will be acquired by the couple.

    All this will be done under the pretext of “human rights in our country”. ‘

    “they are also given full equal rights in relation
    to the children that will be acquired by the couple.”

    acquired by the couple?