Nikki Haley Responds After Whoopi Goldberg Calls Her Pro-life Stance ‘Anti-Human’

first_imgOn Tuesday Whoopi Goldberg blasted former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley for her comments at the 12th annual Campaign for Life Gala hosted by Susan B. Anthony List.Haley drew ire from critics when she said the pro-choice side of the abortion debate, which “demands conformity,” among women is not real feminism.Goldberg took issue with Haley’s comments and spoke about it on The View.“See to me, you taking choice from people is anti-human…I don’t say that everybody has to believe, but I say you want to have choice, I don’t want you in my coochie…and you don’t want me in yours either,” Goldberg said.Haley responded to Goldberg by tweeting an edited video showcasing both women’s remarks with the caption “I’m not going to get in the gutter with Whoopi on this, but listen to both of us and you decide.”It almost seems like Haley predicted Goldberg would attack her for her comments. During her speech, she said the pro-life movement is a “thankless cause” and advocates receive more than a “fair share of name calling and abuse.” The pro-life movement is a noble cause. It’s also a thankless cause. That’s because the people you are fighting for aren’t in a position to thank you. They are the voiceless ones. We are their voice. There is little recognition in this struggle, little glory. In fact, the opposite is typically true. Many, if not all of you, have endured more than your fair share of name-calling and abuse. (Susan B. Anthony List)Haley continued by saying that most of the attacks she receives for her pro-life views come from other women.The most strident attacks came from my fellow women. You’ve heard it all before: Pro-life women are traitors to their gender. If we truly care about women’s rights, we would support abortion rights.Women are expected to support choice – simply because we are women.That’s just wrong. We all have to be true to ourselves and to others.Unfortunately, many on the left use the abortion debate to divide women and demand conformity. They do this in the name of feminism.But that is not real feminism. The idea that women must adhere to a particular set of values is one of the most anti-women ideas in today’s culture. It is a rejection of the ideas of equality and tolerance that the women’s movement is supposed to be about.Haley provides a direct rebuttal to Goldberg’s claim that being pro-life is “anti-human” in her speech. She contends that the pro-life position is not about women, but for the right of the baby to live–the most basic human right.On Tuesday Whoopi Goldberg blasted former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley for her comments at the 12th annual Campaign for Life Gala hosted by Susan B. Anthony List.Haley drew ire from critics when she said the pro-choice side of the abortion debate, which “demands conformity,” among women is not real feminism.Goldberg took issue with Haley’s comments and spoke about it on The View.“See to me, you taking choice from people is anti-human…I don’t say that everybody has to believe, but I say you want to have choice, I don’t want you in my coochie…and you don’t want me in yours either,” Goldberg said.Haley responded to Goldberg by tweeting an edited video showcasing both women’s remarks with the caption “I’m not going to get in the gutter with Whoopi on this, but listen to both of us and you decide.” TOWNHALLVictoria Marshall It almost seems like Haley predicted Goldberg would attack her for her comments. During her speech, she said the pro-life movement is a “thankless cause” and advocates receive more than a “fair share of name calling and abuse.”center_img The pro-life movement is a noble cause. It’s also a thankless cause. That’s because the people you are fighting for aren’t in a position to thank you. They are the voiceless ones. We are their voice. There is little recognition in this struggle, little glory. In fact, the opposite is typically true. Many, if not all of you, have endured more than your fair share of name-calling and abuse. (Susan B. Anthony List)Haley continued by saying that most of the attacks she receives for her pro-life views come from other women.The most strident attacks came from my fellow women. You’ve heard it all before: Pro-life women are traitors to their gender. If we truly care about women’s rights, we would support abortion rights.Women are expected to support choice – simply because we are women.That’s just wrong. We all have to be true to ourselves and to others.Unfortunately, many on the left use the abortion debate to divide women and demand conformity. They do this in the name of feminism.But that is not real feminism. The idea that women must adhere to a particular set of values is one of the most anti-women ideas in today’s culture. It is a rejection of the ideas of equality and tolerance that the women’s movement is supposed to be about.Haley provides a direct rebuttal to Goldberg’s claim that being pro-life is “anti-human” in her speech. She contends that the pro-life position is not about women, but for the right of the baby to live–the most basic human right.As a pro-life, female governor, I was blessed with a unique platform, and I made every effort to use it appropriately. Not to lob attacks at people who disagreed with me, not to diminish the other side, but to reframe the debate. To explain that being pro-life is not about being for or against women. It is about being for a baby’s right to live – the most basic right there is.Clearly, Haley showed that the pro-life position is NOT anti-human, rather it is PRO-human. It is Goldberg’s position, the pro-abortion stance, which is anti-human.Haley’s comments come amidst a heated abortion debate in the country. In the past several months, multiple states have passed laws restricting or expanding abortion.a pro-life, female governor, I was blessed with a unique platform, and I made every effort to use it appropriately. Not to lob attacks at people who disagreed with me, not to diminish the other side, but to reframe the debate. To explain that being pro-life is not about being for or against women. It is about being for a baby’s right to live – the most basic right there is.Clearly, Haley showed that the pro-life position is NOT anti-human, rather it is PRO-human. It is Goldberg’s position, the pro-abortion stance, which is anti-human.Haley’s comments come amidst a heated abortion debate in the country. In the past several months, multiple states have passed laws restricting or expanding abortion.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Ocean City Happenings: Christmas in the Downtown Begins Nov. 23

first_imgOcean City’s small-town version of “Black Friday” takes place on Friday, Nov. 23. The Christmas in the Downtown – “Our Miracle on Asbury Avenue” – goes from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The event will be a warm and entertaining time featuring carolers and performers throughout downtown Asbury Avenue between Sixth Street and 11th Street.Downtown stores will offer discount shopping for gifts, and many Asbury Avenue restaurants will be open.Free horse-and-carriage rides will be available. Entertainment and Christmas carols will begin at 4 p.m. on the steps of City Hall at Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue.Singer Jackie Evancho will perform a song as a preview of her Christmas show on Saturday, Nov. 24.The event culminates around 5 p.m. when Santa Claus will emerge on the rooftop of City Hall. With the help of an Ocean City Fire Department ladder truck, Santa will descend and help light the City Hall Christmas Tree and illuminate City Hall.The shopping discounts will continue on Nov. 24 as downtown merchants celebrate Small Business Saturday.The Kazoun family strolls along Asbury Avenue during their day of holiday shopping in December 2017.Platinum-selling, 18-year-old vocal sensation Jackie Evancho returns to the Ocean City Music Pier for a Christmas show 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24. Evancho will perform a selection of songs from her critically acclaimed “Someday at Christmas” album. Her Christmas show is filled with classic Christmas and popular holiday songs.She will join musicians from the Ocean City Pops Orchestra to celebrate the holiday season in America’s Greatest Family Resort. Tickets are $45 and $35, and they can be purchased at oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice or by calling 609-399-6111.People can also purchase tickets at the Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Ninth Street causeway or City Hall’s Welcome Center at 861 Asbury Avenue.Also coming up:Thanksgiving 5K Run (Nov. 22): The 11th annual Fast and Furriest 5K Turkey Trot goes off at 8 a.m. Thanksgiving morning on Nov. 22. The course for this 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) race is on the Ocean City Boardwalk, and proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Ocean City. For more information, call 609-398-9500 (ext. 4) or visit www.hsocnj.org/events.Cape Shore Chorale Concert (Nov. 25): The Cape Shore Chorale, under the direction of Scott J. Breiner, will perform “Messe de Minuit pour Noel” by Marc-Antoine Charpentier and “Fantasia on Christmas Carols” by Ralph Vaughan Williams.The concert features flutist Pamela Whitman, and a string ensemble will accompany the Chorale. The show is at 3 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church (Shore Road and Dawes Avenue in Somers Point).Horse drawn carrages will whisk shoppers to their destinations over the holiday season along Asbury Avenue in the heart of the downtown shopping district.Horse & Carriage Rides: Free horse-drawn carriage rides will be available noon to 3 p.m. on downtown Asbury Avenue on Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 23.Breakfast with Santa: Santa will travel to different Ocean City restaurants to visit with children 8 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays from Nov. 24 to Dec. 23. See www.oceancityvacation.com for the full schedule and locations.Photos with Santa: Santa will be available for photos in an Ocean City Beach Patrol lifeguard boat noon to 3 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier on Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 23. Cost is $10 per photo.Train Show (Dec. 1 and 2): Model trains will be on display 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Ocean City Music Pier. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children. For more information call 609-399-6111.Trim-a-Tree with Santa (Dec. 1): The Ocean City Gardens Civic Association will welcome Santa – 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Ocean City-Longport Bridge flag area. Attendees will decorate a new Christmas tree, and Santa will be available for pictures with the little ones.The OCGCA is inviting children of veterans and those currently serving, and the event is open to all.  Refreshments will be served and Santa will have a small gift for each child. Registration is required.To register, please send an email to [email protected] and please include child’s name and age. Rain date is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 2. For more information, call 609 485-5043.Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Festival (Dec. 2): The Ocean City Free Public Library and Community Center will host a free party with refreshments, crafts, games, a balloon sculptor, a holiday movie and a visit from Santa himself.Mrs. Claus, shown here in 2017 giving a hug to 6-year-old Curren Carlis, of Marmora, is expected to pay a visit to the Ocean City Historical Museum again this year.Children can visit Mrs. Claus at the Ocean City Historical Museum for a holiday craft. The Garden Club of Ocean City will light the Christmas tree it decorated.Visitors also can browse the Ocean City Arts Center’s gift shop stocked with hand-made pottery, jewelry, paintings and more. All events are in the Community Center at 1735 Simpson Avenue.Cape Shore Chorale Concert (Dec. 2): The Cape Shore Chorale, under the direction of Scott J. Breiner, will perform an old-fashioned Christmas show of seasonal music.The show is at 3 p.m. at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church (2998 Bay Ave. in Ocean City). The concert will include a free will offering and refreshments.Christmas Parade (Dec. 7): Ocean City’s annual Christmas Parade starts at 6 p.m. and travels downtown Asbury Avenue from Sixth Street to 11th Street.Book Sale at Ocean City Free Public Library (Dec. 7 and 8): Shop for used books, audio items and more for holiday gifts. Hours are 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday (Dec. 7) and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 8) in the atrium outside the Ocean City Free Public Library (1735 Simpson Avenue). Hosted by Friends and Volunteers of Ocean City Free Public Library. For information, visit www.friendsvolunteersocfpl.com.Christmas Concert (Dec. 8): A traditional Christmas concert starts at 4 p.m. and features the 60-voice Angelus Chorus with tenor John Taylor and the Tapestry String Quartet, directed by Richard Stanislaw. The concert is at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church (501 East 8th Street).  For more information, please call 609-399-2988.“Annie” (Dec. 8, 9, 14 and 15): The Ocean City Theatre Company will proudly present the beloved musical in five shows on the Ocean City Music Pier.“Annie” has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, 2 p.m. Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14, and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15. Tickets are $18 to $20. Call 609-399-6111 or visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice.The towering Ferris wheel at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier on the Boardwalk is aglow in holiday lights for the First Night celebration in 2018.First Night (Dec. 31): All-inclusive admission buttons for Ocean City’s family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration are on sale now. For complete information, visit firstnightocnj.com.First Day (Jan. 1, 2019): Events include the First Day Shopping Extravaganza in downtown Ocean City on Asbury Avenue from Sixth Street to 14th Street. Registration for a 5-kilometer boardwalk run starts at 11 a.m. at the Music Pier, and the run starts at 1 p.m. (Pre-register at runsignup.com). The traditional First Dip in the ocean starts at 2 p.m. adjacent to the Music Pier. City Hall is lit up with festive lights as crowds enjoy the 2017 Christmas parade.last_img read more

Area Basketball Scores (1-22)

first_imgArea Basketball Scores.Friday  (1-22)Boys Scores.Franklin County  55     Batesville  42Indy Lutheran  45     Oldenburg  32North Decatur  76     Morristown  73South Decatur  57     Eastern Hancock  55Hauser  83     Waldron  57Indian Creek  62     SW Shelby  54Union County  59     Tri  44Girls Scores.Pendleton Heights  48     Connersville  29Indian Creek  68     SW Shelby  39last_img