Archive for March, 2008

Our opponents are nothing if not tenacious–and they have friends in high places. A front page above-the-fold article in today’s Courant alleging discrimination against same-sex civil unions by H&R Block could revive the pro same-sex “marriage” bill that died in Judiciary on Monday. Interestingly, most of the Courant’s readers who have posted comments about the article–even […]

Monday night a bill that would have forced Connecticut to recognize out-of-state same-sex “marriages” died in committee. This marks our first victory in the Judiciary Committee in five years! Not since the 2003 same-sex “domestic partnership” bill have we been able to defeat an attack by pro same-sex “marriage” forces inside the Lawlor-and-McDonald-led Judiciary Committee. […]

We have received the following from Deanne Kopp, head of UConn’s student pro-life group:  NEXT WEDNESDAY Norma McCorvey (who was the pro-abortion “Roe” of Roe v. Wade and now pro-life) will be speaking at the UConn Storrs campus!–in the Student Union Theatre, 7:30-8:30pm.  Also the movie “Bella” ( will be playing in our theatre on […]

Last week the Judiciary Committee held a hearing on a bill to force Connecticut to recognize out-of-state same-sex “marriages.” The bill would also begin a process for granting a tax credit that would go only to same-sex couples in civil unions, an expensive subsidy that would be borne by all the state’s taxpayers. FIC Action opposed […]

Happy Easter!

Alis has submitted a comment that deserves the front page: Christ is risen! Blessings of the joyful Easter season. And to you, Alis, and to all our readers!

The increasingly resource-strapped Hartford Courant still fields an impressive team of reporters to cover the state Capitol–and yet, not a single one of them could be bothered to cover yesterday’s Catholic Awareness Day events. The paper’s print edition could not even be bothered to run the AP story covering the biggest annual legislative event by the state’s […]

William F. Buckley, a Connecticut native rightly described as the intellectual father of the conservative movement, died last week. Buckley was not one of the formative influences in my journey from left to right. I did not discover him–or his delightful magazine, National Review–until after that journey was complete. But once I did, it was further […]

Perennial third party candidate–and ardent Connecticut pro-lifer–Joe Zdonczyk has died:  Joseph A. Zdonczyk, who ran unsuccessfully for governor four times on a platform of outlawing abortion, has died at 79 at a Wolcott nursing home after a brief illness… As founder of the Concerned Citizens Party of Connecticut in 1975, Zdonczyk focused often on abortion, one […]

Hearings have been held on the two controversial Planned Parenthood-backed sex-ed bills that I blogged about last week. From the New Haven Register: Peter Wolfgang, executive director of the Family Institute of Connecticut, testified against the bill at a public hearing Monday, and also had concerns about New Haven’s teen pregnancy plan. “What we favor is abstinence-only […]