Caleb Adams Commentary
Wednesday, January 19, 2005
Killer's Final Requests: Grapefruit Juice and a Bible
"With slightly graying hair and wire-frame spectacles, he might have been mistaken for a college professor instead of a man who, 24 years before, shot a 23-year-old mother of two in the face with a shotgun and slit the throat of a 19-year-old girl, killing both." [Los Angeles Times Story]
'Roe' Urges Supreme Court to 'Kill' Abortion Laws
The Washington Times has a great article about Roe vs. Wade today...
..."Jane Roe," whose 1973 Supreme Court case struck down state laws against abortion, petitioned the high court yesterday to vacate that decision or order a new trial on the grounds that abortion hurts women. Norma McCorvey (the "Jane Roe") was joined on the steps of the high court yesterday by women who said the public needs to know about the mental and physical damage that their abortions caused them and other women.
"I plead with the court to listen to the witnesses and re-evaluate Roe vs. Wade," McCorvey said. "It was a dreadful day in America when the Supreme Court allowed a woman to kill her own child."
Among the women who spoke yesterday was Alveda C. King, a civil rights activist and niece of the late Martin Luther King. Miss King said that after she had an abortion, "the guilt made me ill." She compared abortion to slavery. "Every aborted baby is like a slave in the womb of his or her mother. The mother decides his or her fate," she said. ... (Rough Woodsman, and Tulip Girl also comment on this comparison of abortion and slavery)
Newsweek Online's interview with Alveda King is reviewed by Annie, and Dawn Eden adds her articulate response....
So "Jane Roe" is standing up to the Supreme Court and telling them to reverse their stupid, deadly decision -- and the coolest thing is that thousands of other women who have had abortions are are now standing up and saying that abortion is wrong --- see the cool video at Stand Up Girl!
Butcher Told Friends She Was to Give Birth on the Same Day She Planned to Kill Pregant Woman and Steal Her Baby
December 20, 2004 -- Baby-snatching suspect Lisa Montgomery used to
compete with her victim at kennel shows and recently told friends she
was due to give birth Dec. 16 — the same day she allegedly murdered the
tragic mom-to-be, sources say.
It appears Montgomery may have been conniving to kill
eight-months-pregnant Bobbie Jo Stinnett for months, using the Internet
to hatch the fatal meeting between them.
Montgomery, 36, of Kansas, is charged with strangling the Missouri woman
and slicing the fetus from her as she lay dying in her home last week.
The baby, a girl, survived.
A spokeswoman at the Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center said the baby
girl — named Victoria Jo — is in good condition, surrounded by family
members including her father, Zeb Stinnett.
"We expect her to make a full recovery," said Carol Wheeler, the
spokeswoman. "She's in good hands. Her father was holding her and
feeding her." [Editors note: Her Heavenly Father was protecting her.] ...
Death Penalty for Killing Fetus -- the only logical judgement.
Several pregnant women have been killed in recent years by attackers who then removed their fetuses, in some cases to pass the children off as their own. In another recent case, a 21-year-old woman was shot to death in Oklahoma in December 2003, allegedly by another woman who pretended the 6-month-old fetus was her child. The fetus died and prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.
Monday, January 17, 2005
Love your enemies, bless them that curse you
As Dr. Martin Luther King said in a letter dated April 16, 1963
My dear fellow clergymen ...
While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came across your recent statement calling my present activities "unwise and untimely."
So I have not said to my people: "Get rid of your discontent." Rather, I have tried to say that this normal and healthy discontent can be channeled into the creative outlet of nonviolent direct action. And now this approach is being termed extremist.
But though I was initially disappointed at being categorized as an extremist, as I continued to think about the matter I gradually gained a measure of satisfaction from the label. Was not Jesus an extremist for love: "Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you."