Thursday, September 25, 2008

Righteous Anger!

Eduardo Verastegui, star of "Bella" lays it on the line about abortion. In Spanish with English subtitles:

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, I can't believe someone would make a video like this and present one side of an issue without stating ALL the facts. It is irresponsible to listen to people like this, who are ignorant of the details, and who want us to support their cause. Opinion is opinion, but the truth is in the details; look at all the facts and think for yourselves. Don't let people like this manipulate you with graphic images and commentary. NO ONE supports abortion, but until we are in someone else's shoes we will never understand why they did what they did.

Right to Life said...

This was a very powerful video and a great message. He was very passionate about what he spoke of, and did state some very truthful facts. It is alway nice to hear from the celebrities on this side of the issue, it seems we only hear from them when they are pro abortion.

Adrienne said...

While indignant that Mr. Verastegui doesn't state "ALL the facts" 'Anonymous' does not provide one such 'fact' to counter any claims. The idea that "NO ONE" supports abortion is clearly non-sensical considering, for example, the extraordinary efforts made by the likes of those such as Planned Parenthood and NARAL, to KEEP abortion legal throughout every stage of pregnancy. Many, in fact, have been "in someone else's shoes" which is just another of the many reasons for the outrage of abortion and what it does to both mother and child.

Adrienne said...

...and many thanks to Mr. Verastegui for his courage!

Cesar- Texas said...

I am reluctant to agree with the first answer, because I am agains abortion. But I have never met someone who is for abortion. as a hispanic person, I have to say that racism plays little into why abortion clinics are in hispanic communities. I think the most important reason they are there is because our communities are low-income and largely uneducated. If we can't educate our community and raise our standard of living, we will alway be in this hole. I know this is hard to admit, but it's true, Hispanics are lagging behind other cultures in education. The video was powerful, but mostly irrelevant, because it's mostly a mans passion and opinion, not complete facts and objectivity. as far as the presidential candidates, mccain does not believe in banning abortion. In 2000, he called Bush's ideas on abortion "insensitive and radical" amoung other things.

Jim (aka T. M.) said...

The clear fact of the matter is, the "fetus" in the womb is a human baby. To take its life at any stage is murder, and has been illegal in almost all cultures--until 20-odd years ago--essentially forever. The ratio of abortions in Hispanic and Black communities is higher than in White communities, yes, but the reasons are many and more complicated than a conspiracy by Whites to eliminate Hispanics and Blacks. That is delusional. Unfortunately the Catholic Church, among others, kept a low profile on this, for the most part, until the last few months. Glad to see our theologic leaders are finally getting into the fray and telling the truth to people.
One more thought: one may question McCain's perhaps newly gained respect for life, but if you have listened to Obama at all you can have no doubt he is pro-choice (read, pro-abortion) and has voted his position on that many times as a U. S. Senator. A vote for him to be president is a vote for abortions to continue many more years.

Dona said...

Obama is pro-choice and so is Mccain(with more restrictions than Obama) and a vote for any of them is a vote for abortion to stay legal. Mccain is only saying he is pro-life now, because he wants the religious right to accept him. If he gets elected, he will go back to where he was before, people dont make such radical changes in their believes, like Mccain has. Sorry for all who are trying to get rid of abortion, Mccain doesnt care enough to jepardize his polical career to get rid of something he doesnt care much about. The whole conspiracy of Whites trying to extinguish minorities is completete and shameful exageration to make his point even more graphic; which I find disgusting and offended by. As a Catholic, I am worried about all the issues, poverty, inequality, education, healthcare, abortion, corruption, war, etc etc. Jesus did not preach only one thing, he took on the entire establishment and fought for the poor. He would be ashamed of us if we took his words and twisted them for political puroposes!

Anonymous said...

Obama voted to permit infanticide. McCain didn't.

http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/obama_and_infanticide.html

I'm not perfect said...

He did not vote for infaticide, learn to read the facts. Read that entire article, you will see that you are completely wrong. How ignorant can you be that you still spread lies, even when the facts are infront of you. You might not like the guy, but you dont have to make him a monster. Read that entire article (factcheck.org) carefully and you will get your answer. And you wonder why people have negative opition of religious people, this is why; you try to be "righteous", but then your hipocrasy is all over your words. It even makes me wonder about my faith and the faithful!

Anonymous said...

Learn to read, anonymous 12:52 PM. I did not say he voted for infanticide--I said, quote:

"Obama voted to PERMIT infanticide. McCain didn't."

Those are simple facts. Twice Barack Obama opposed the Illinois Born Alive Infant Protection Act. When identical legislation came before the US Senate, not a single Senator--not John McCain, not Ted Kennedy, not Barbara Boxer voted for it.

Full documentation is here:

The Illinois Born-Alive Infants Protection Act as amended and then voted down at a meeting of the Illinois state Senate Health and Human Services Committee on March 13, 2003 (Obama voted against this amended bill):


SB 1082

AN ACT concerning infants who are born alive.

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly:

Section 5. The Statute on Statutes is amended by adding Section 1.36 as follows:

(5 ILCS 70/1.36 new)

Sec. 1.36. Born-alive infant.

(a) In determining the meaning of any statute or of any rule, regulation, or interpretation of the various administrative agencies of this State, the words "person", "human being", "child", and "individual" include every infant member of the species homo sapiens who is born alive at any stage of development.

(b) As used in this Section, the term "born alive", with respect to a member of the species homo sapiens, means the complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of that member, at any stage of development, who after that expulsion or extraction breathes or has a beating heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles, regardless of whether the umbilical cord has been cut and regardless of whether the expulsion or extraction occurs as a result of natural or induced labor, cesarean section, or induced abortion.

http://www.nrlc.org/ObamaBAIPA/Index.html

Basic political science said...

Permit is the same thing as voting for. Second, look at the entire bill and see why he supported one bill, but not another one. People need to understand that by voting for or against a bill doesnt necessary mean that a senator or congressman is against or for the issue. Certain bills have additional amendments that make the bill unacceptable, but acceptable to other(compromise). For example, I can propose a bill that says that we will ban abortion, but within the bill there are exceptions for rape, incest or the mother's health. If I'm a Conservative Republican and I vote against this, it is NOT because of the original proposal, but BECAUSE of the additional amendment (Restrictions).