- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Edwards’ choice

“Former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards sounded the death knell on his own political career when he was caught in an affair. Now the former North Carolina senator stands accused in a new book of wanting his mistress to have an abortion.

“Andrew Young’s forthcoming tell-all book … tells how Edwards tried to cover up his affair with Rielle Hunter. As [the Wall Street Journal] notes, ‘According to Young, Hunter called him in May 2007 to say she was pregnant. Young says that when he informed Edwards, the senator told him to “handle it,” to which he replied: “I can’t handle this one.”’

“Young writes that Edward unloaded on Hunter and said he wanted help in persuading her to have an abortion. Hunter reportedly rejected the overture, saying she wanted to have the baby, who would be a world hero she thought because she believes in reincarnation.

“‘The senator tried to convince her to have an abortion. … He tried to convince me to convince Rielle to have an abortion,’ Young said. She [Hunter] asked me if I were in her shoes, what would I do. And if I said, ‘I’m pro-choice, but after having had three kids, if you’re asking me what I would do, no, I would not do it.’”

Steven Ertelt, writing on “John Edwards Accused in New Book of Wanting Mistress to Have Abortion” on Jan. 28 at LifeSite News

Tebows’ choice

“It’s a case study in the conundrum of liberal ideology: radical feminist groups declaring that a woman’s choice to not have an abortion is, somehow, anti-choice. The far left Women’s Media Center put out a press release last week doing just that. The group ripped CBS for accepting a 30-second ad during the Super Bowl featuring college football star Tim Tebow and his mother, Pam.

“The ad, sponsored by the Christian group Focus on the Family, draws attention to Pam’s decision to bring her pregnancy to term despite health complications that threatened her life. Millions of viewers will find that pro-family message a welcome relief from the typical raunchy fare aired during the nation’s top sporting event. But feminists, apparently, don’t appreciate the break from racy beer commercials. In fact, they’re enraged by it. …

“Far from pushing legislation or a political agenda, the Tebows will share their story about choice — the choice to respect the sanctity of unborn human life. Feminists think it’s more offensive than ads objectifying the female body or adulterer politicians (John Edwards and Bill Clinton, I’m looking at you). Shocking, I know, especially when viewers could be watching naked women in the shower or a woman exposing her endowments during a congressional hearing.”

David N. Bass, writing on “Pro-Choice Anti-Choicers,” on Feb, 1 at the American Spectator

Kennon’s choice

“Newcomer Matt Kennon identifies with such fellow country singers as Jimmy Wayne, Jeff Bates and Rodney Atkins, who were either adopted or were at some point in the foster care system. The Georgia native was adopted at birth by two loving parents, who had previously lost three of their four biological children to a house fire.

“Matt’s birth mother, who already had another son, made a decision to have an abortion, but she arrived at her doctor’s office two weeks too late and was told she had to carry the child (Matt) to full term. Matt’s adoptive mother had the same doctor, and she was able to take him and give him a loving, stable home. But even knowing he was ‘chosen,’ didn’t give Matt the peace of mind he was searching for — he had to find out exactly who he was, and the details surrounding his birth took the singer on a pretty painful journey.

“’[My parents] always let me know I was their son and they chose me,’ Matt tells The Boot. ‘But the older I got, the more inquisitive and the more I wanted to know. I just had to know what my nationality was, and if I had any siblings, things like that. They were just eating at me. I’d just lay there at night wondering, so I had to know, but I wasn’t prepared for what I’d find out.’”

Donna Hughes, writing on “Matt Kennon Discovers Shocking Details About His Adoption” on Jan. 25 at AOL country music blog The Boot

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