1. Kathleen Parker:
I’ll always wonder how acceptance of destroying the pre-born has affected our humanity. And how many among the more than 60 million Americans aborted since 1973 were destined to shape a better world.
4. Grateful for this segment on CNN’s Reliable Sources this weekend:
Host of "Pro-Life Weekly" @CatSzeltner says many in mainstream media are "misreading" Alabama's abortion bill. "Maybe not reading it at all… Women will not be incriminated, it will only be abortionists." https://t.co/QD2xIIiZho pic.twitter.com/Ex5ZO0teGH
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) May 19, 2019
5. Thoughts on adoption from an adoptive mother and activist:
1/Thread #FosterCareMonth Realities of #FosterCare & #FosterCareAdoption Thoughts come from 20 years in this-testified to Congress, worked w/hundreds of families in >25 states, dozens of child welfare officials, have fostered & adopted four kids from foster care, w special needs.
— Kelly Rosati (@KellyMRosati) May 19, 2019
6. The valedictorian at Notre Dame this weekend took us to an orphanage in Paraguay:
7. Peggy Noonan, the commencement speaker, mentioned Amy Coney Barrett in her address:
What can be done to focus more on threats to religious freedom? They are real and will get real. You know this. The polls are interesting. They say Americans are not always breaking down the doors to go to church, but they respect religious life. They intuitively understand the crucial nature of religious institutions, and they don’t want to see them under siege. They don’t want long-held religious beliefs compromised or trampled by the state. I feel I’ve known America a long time. Deep down it actually respects you when the dogma lives loudly within you.
That was my shout-out to Amy Barrett. Thank you. Thank you, Amy.
She also gave a shout-out to the wonderful Yuval Levin:
He said conservatives have to stop hating our institutions. A conservatism that despises it society’s institutions is self-destructive. He is exactly right. In our political life, both sides have big sins. But you cannot hate and denigrate government, the press, the courts, our institutions and claim that the same time that you are trying to be constructive. You are not. You cannot hate the other side and claim you are trying to help. You are not. Fight failures, fight oversteps, fight arrogance and high-handedness. But we must do it in a spirit of repair. The secret of successful politics: Be moved more by what you love than what you hate.
“When you give a gift of love, you get it returned a thousand times.” This birthmom made an adoption plan for her daughter (she didn’t ‘put her up’ like stock at an auction.) Birth family connection can be a beautiful thing. ❤️ #adoption https://t.co/qasZRqvDbF
— Kelly Rosati (@KellyMRosati) May 18, 2019
Bringing new meaning to the concept of “walking at graduation.” 😭😭😭💜 https://t.co/bFDjN2QobX
— Karen Swallow Prior (@KSPrior) May 19, 2019