“Wild Bill” Book Dismantles the Myth of William Douglas

There’s a line in the 60’s anti-war song, “Where Have All The Flowers Gone?” that asks, “When will they ever learn?” The implied answer is, “Never!” We think of this line whenever we hear of another Catholic facility being used by pro-abortion politicians.

When Will They Ever Learn?

The latest instance is an Immigration Workshop called by the Brighton Park Neighborhood Council at St. Pancratius School Hall, Saturday 22 March. Who are some of the invited guests? Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez, Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Senator Richard Durbin.

Fortunately some anti abortionists are also invited, such as Congressman Bill Lipinski, and some whose position on abortion we do not know. But the point is, Why? The Archdiocese of Chicago has a clear mandate against pro-abortion politicians speaking on Church Property.

We are just going to watch this one, because we will be tied up at the Cardinal Mindszenty forum in Oak Brook Saturday and can’t get over to St. Pancratius School Hall to protest. But we sure hope someone does, or that the Archdiocese says no to the meeting on Church property.

We love community meetings and think an immigrants united workshop is a great idea. But giving a forum to militant pro-aborts who vote for partial birth abortion and threaten to sue crisis pregnancy centers do not deserve to have meetings on property belonging to a Church that stands for the value of life at all stages. Your prayers are needed to encourage the powers that be to do something about this unhappy situation.

We think the positive thing to do is put a sign on the door of St. Pancratius School Hall giving clear directions to the new meeting site, off of Church grounds. Enough said, except to ask, When will they ever learn?

“Wild Bill” and Roe

We haven’t read it yet and probably won’t, but there is a new book out about the one of the architects of the infamous Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton abortion decisions, William O. Douglas. The book is called Wild Bill: The Legend and Life of William O. Douglas by Bruce Allen Murphy and according to the book review in Sunday’s Chicago Tribune, the legend is dismantled.

Douglas was a phony from start to finish and never should have been a Supreme Court Justice because he didn’t know right from wrong. Dennis Hutchinson does the review and begins dismantling Douglas before he is two paragraphs into his review. And it gets worse, or better, if Douglas makes you as disgusted as he does the author of this Hotline.

Although the review does not mention Douglas’ part in the Roe decision, the drift is that Douglas did pretty much whatever he pleased with the Constitution. He is the author of “if the right to privacy means anything, it is the right of the individual, married or single, to be free from unwarranted government intrusion into matters so fundamentally affecting a person as the decision whether to bear or beget a child.”

“Childbirth,” Douglas wrote in his concurring decision, “may deprive a woman of her preferred lifestyle, cause her discomfort or pain, make her abandon educational plans, lose income, forgo a career, tax her mental and physical health and stigmatize her for life.”

One of his most outrageous and sinister phrases is: “The vicissitudes of life produce pregnancies which may be unwanted, may impair health, may imperil the life of the mother, create such suffering, dislocation, misery or tragedy as to make an early abortion the only civilized step to take.” On second thought, I may read the book.

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