Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Covered a rally on Saturday in support of Eluana Englaro against whose life the Italian courts have ruled today. She will now be dehydrated to death at her father's request.

[Update: the court did not rule today on Eluana. Decision pending.]

But the rally was fun.

Msgr. Ignacio Barreiro, a sterling chap.

Happy Italian pro-lifers...

What does it say? It says the same thing all the signs say at pro-life events: "You can't kill people to solve your problems".

Something I like about Italy, no 'Elf n' Safety. You want to have big flaming sticks of wax at your rally, and give them to the kids? You go right ahead.

The lady in the foreground with her back to the camera actually did manage to set herself on fire. But just a little bit and I was there to stamp her out. No kidding.

I have to admit, pro-life rallies are waaay more fun when you add big flaming sticks of wax.

Italian kids: not wrapped in cotton wool.

"Pro-lifers are just a bunch of old white guys in the Church who want to take away the rights of women..."

I remember looking at a set of photos of the pro-life march a couple of years ago in San Francisco and the person who posted them did a comparison between the pro-lifers and their counterparts in the Death Movement asking, "Which side has the prettiest girls?"

The good guys won.

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