Weekend Reading, 4/28/16: Johnson, Bomberger, French

Here’s a week’s-end selection of my three favorite recent posts from other blogs, to be sampled after you’re caught up on Leaven for the Loaf.

David French: In Tennessee, a Federal Judge Disenfranchises Pro-Life Voters (nationalreview.com)

“No one should ever doubt the Left’s commitment to abortion. For the sake of preserving the right to kill an unborn child, the Left will sacrifice democracy and even reason itself. Pro-life lawyers have a term for liberal judges’ tendency to twist the Constitution for the cause of death — the ‘abortion distortion.’ The latest example comes from Nashville, Tenn., where an Obama-appointee federal judge just wrote perhaps the least credible judicial opinion I’ve ever read.” Read the rest of the post…


Ryan Bomberger of the Radiance Foundation on the hostility he faced when he spoke at Harvard recently (townhall.com)

“It was surreal to hear the mocking laughter, jeers, and mistimed finger snapping from predominantly black students throughout my brief 15-minute presentation. I shared my personal story, dispelled the myth of the ‘unwanted’ child, talked about more black babies being aborted than born alive in NYC (1,180 aborted for every 1,000 born alive), highlighted the 330,000 unarmed black lives aborted each year, and provided historical and statistical context to the issue. It was obvious the more vocal ‘prochoice’ students didn’t want context; they wanted confusion.” Read the rest of the post… [Editor’s note: Mr. Bomberger’s post refers to “seven white men” on the Supreme Court who signed onto Roe v. Wade. In fact, six of those Justices were white; the seventh was Thurgood Marshall, first African-American Supreme Court Justice.]


Abby Johnson tells Georgetown students “No one is beyond conversion” (Matt Hadro, angelusnews.com)

“I just kept thinking you know, I believe that one day – I have faith – that one day it won’t be me standing here speaking and defending the sanctity of human life. I believe that one day it will be Cecile Richards standing here.” Read the rest of the post…