Stream Splashes: February 3-9 in Review

By The Stream Published on February 10, 2019

Every week, The Stream rounds up some highlights from the recent news. We call these our “splashes”: everything from insightful commentary on the week’s big events to small inspiring stories you may have missed.


Simon Crosier was born in Missouri. At three days old, he was diagnosed with Trisomy 18, or Edward’s Syndrome. In general, complications associated with the syndrome are fatal, but some patients live for years after their diagnosis.

Simon was moved to the NICU, the neonatal intensive care unit. But Simon’s mom began noticing a difference between how the nurses and doctors treated Simon and how they treated other babies in the NICU. The medical staff seemed to want to hasten his death.

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For pro-lifers like me, one of the most frustrating things about the public abortion debate is that proponents rarely seem to be candid about what they want. They talk about “women’s health.” They talk about the hardest cases, and the most difficult pregnancies. In short, they try to make their position sound measured, reasonable and compassionate.

But recent events reveal the uglier side of abortion and expose it for what it really is. It’s time we forced abortion activists to answer the tough questions and own up to the truth about their position.

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Americans are foolishly being led by Judas goats as lambs to the slaughter — away from God’s wisdom and the protective hedge of His Word. Many Americans have blatantly rejected the wisdom that comes from God alone. The enemy of truth and freedom has come against our nation like a flood.

Elected leadership in Washington has proven to be beyond stupid — always the result of rejecting God’s wisdom and changing His truth into a lie.

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Your Eminence, Cardinal Dolan:

I saw your interview with Fr. Dwyer, and I read your recent blog post concerning the horrifying New York abortion law, and the actions of Governor Andrew Cuomo.

I’m just an ordinary laywoman, not one of any particular pedigree or resume such that you should be impressed. But since you candidly asked that we laypeople start speaking up, I will do just that.

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