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Huckabee is a Model on How to Debate Abortion in the Public Square

June 24, 2009
Huckabee Debates Stewart on Abortion

Huckabee Debates Stewart on Abortion

On June 18th former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee sparred with The Daily Show host Jon Stewart on abortion, and gave pro-life advocates a roadmap to study in how to argue against abortion in the public square. With clarity and a touch of self-deprecating humor, Huckabee refused to be sidetracked from central truths, mainly, that life begins biologically at conception, and if it’s distinct life, then we can’t claim to “own” it. While refusing to give up his murky relativism and invincible ignorance, Stewart concluded that this is a tough issue and declared himself “pro-life.” When seen in the light of the recent Gallup polls on abortion, there’s real sign of hope in defeating the abortion-industrial complex. As long as we continue to assert these core irrefutable truths with clarity, public opinion will continue ebb away from Planned Parenthood.   To watch the debate: Click here.

On-Mission Event

February 9, 2009

At JP Catholic we have an event called On Mission.   A guest speaker from the community is brought in to speak on how they live their Catholic faith in their workplace and followed by confession and Eucharistic Adoration.

Recently at JP Catholic, Jim Holman, founder and editor of The San Diego Reader and a pro-life supporter, recently spoke to the students about the recent election cycle and Proposition 4 in California. Proposition 4 is a law that would require minors to get parental consent for an abortion. Currently in California, a teen can get an abortion without their parents or family members ever knowing. Jim Holman was the single largest proponent of this bill and it barely lost this past November. He spoke frankly on why he is involved and cares so deeply about stopping abortion. He made an interesting comparison that rocked my world. He was comparing the Holocaust in Germany to current Culture of Death in America. Now, I have heard of this analogy before, but it never sank in. He was saying how most people know about the persecution of Jews, but didn’t do anything about it. I remember watching World War II movies and how they would show American soldiers discovering concentration camps. They would go into town and ask the people about it and they would plead ignorance. I would say if I lived in Nazi Germany, I would stand up and do something. But, how can I make such a claim when I do not do enough to stand up for innocent life in America? I am no different than most people living in Nazi Germany if I do not stand up vocally for the life of the unborn.