Babies saved at Boston-area abortion clinics:
For 2015: 1
For 2012: 74 2011: 119, 2010: 74, 2009: 99, 2008: 85,
2007: 90, 2006: 80, 2005: 64,
9-0 win on buffer zone!
Click for court’s decision.
BUFFER ZONE SUPREME COURT HEARING: Go to the Supreme Court web
site and click on “Oral
Arguments,” followed by “Argument Transcript” or “Argument Oral”; the name
of the case is McCullen v. Coakley.
replacement (“Dispersal”) law
TUE, FEB 17 -
Baby saved today! (#2) Shortly after 7:30 AM a couple arrived at Women's
Health Services in Brookline.
They approached one door of the building - an employees'
entrance - which was locked. I called to them while holding our “Pregnant? Free
Next, they tried the regular entrance. Locked, and no security
So, they returned to their car, backed out, and headed toward
Julie, another sidewalk counselor, had just arrived as they
approached the driveway. They stopped and rolled down the window and chatted
briefly with Julie (PHOTO ABOVE). Smiles and thumbs up from the couple! They
took pro-life information and drove off.
“What did they say?”
Julie repeated what they told her: “If he hadn't been here
we would have gone in!” Pretty humbling! - B.C.
ABOVE: The packed parking lot of the BUSY Women's
Health Services abortion facility today. It was even busier Saturday! That's
Julie, a sidewalk counselor, in the red jacket.
The WHS dis-assembly line has customers in and out -
out is via the back alley - in two hours or less!
TUE, JAN 27 -
Is America hopeless? Breitbart
OBAMA APPROVAL RATING AT 50 PERCENT AS REPUBLICANS ABANDON IMMIGRATION CAMPAIGN
PROMISES - State of the Union gives boost
WED, JAN 21 - The
presidential impersonator gave his State of the Union (much worse!) speech
tonight. But I'm not going to tire us with pondering that exercise.
Instead, I call your attention to a national prayer
breakfast of a few years ago, where he also gave a speech. But more important is
the speech that preceded Obama's. It was delivered by Eric Metaxas, a
name you should know. He is an author of biographies of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and
William Wilberforce, among others.
I encourage you to
read the National Review article of Eric's speech - called
"devastating" by NR - in which he graciously, but pointedly delivered a
message about faith and the scandal of abortion. All while standing just
feet from Obama!
FRI, JAN 9 -
“Hi, Bill, this is Lorraine with a little bit of good news.
“Praise God, there was a save (#1) this morning! A
man and a woman came out of Planned Parenthood and I was gonna offer them some
Project Rachel literature. But the woman, with a big smile on her face, said,
‘No, we didn’t do it!’ I said, ‘Praise God!’ We had a little prayer together and
they went off.
“That’s the good news for today. Have a good day, Bill. God Bless.”
JAN 8 -
A viral video and the graphic language used by abortionists to describe
late-term abortion. From an undercover video by Live Action, reported by
MON, JAN 5
- The year ended with baby #60,
saved at Planned Parenthood on the morning of December 31. Mary, Eleanor, Ed,
Sandy, and the rest of the usual suspects were on hand. Mary encountered the
young woman outside of Planned Parenthood's door and offered her a rosary and
pro-life material. After briefly conversing with her, Mary called Eleanor over.
As Eleanor related later in a phone call from her car, the young woman, who
already has two other children, decided against the abortion after seeing the
ultrasound. Eleanor also inferred that religious convictions also played a part.
The woman accepted Eleanor's card before leaving and promised to call her.
A young woman came out of Marcus Gordon's Haverhill
abortion facility on Friday, December 19 and told pro-lifers that she did not
have the abortion (she was only in there an hour; not long enough for the
“procedure.” That's number 59!
FRI, DEC 5
- Number 58 was saved at the
Haverhill abortion facility today, December 5. Our thanks to Bill and
Florina for their report and continued presence at that location.
And once again, the All-Weather
Mary, outside of Planned Parenthood the rainy day before Thanksgiving, was
instrumental. Mary met a woman whose daughter was in distress about her
pregnancy and was considering abortion. But after some phone calls and the help
of Eleanor and Pregnancy Help, the young woman was set up with a pro-life doctor
and saw her ultrasound on Tuesday of this week. She no longer wants an abortion!
TUE, NOV 25
— A SHORT (2:36) video on sidewalk counseling:
When Jesus walked the earth there were no abortion clinics, but all the same
His ministry does reveal a great deal about how we should approach women in
sidewalk counseling outside the abortion facility.
In this new video, Pro-Life Action League Executive Director Eric Scheidler shares
his perspective on two passages from John’s gospel that shed light on how Jesus
ministered to women in situations very similar to that of the abortion-bound woman.
It’s crucial that we take the right approach in the life and death work of sidewalk counseling,
and Our Lord gives us a template that leads to mercy and love for women.
Click here to see the video.
SAT, NOV 22
— Two more babies saved today (11/22), one at WHS (#55) and one at P.P. (#56).
AS YOU MAY RECALL from a previous report, Cosmopolitan.com came out to Planned Parenthood on September 13
to gather material for a story for their web site. They had a crew of at least five, including a still photographer,
a video cameraman, and an audio man; and did many interviews with pro-lifers and Planned Parenthood workers.
Repeated searches of their site in the subsequent weeks, however,
showed no trace of the story. Well, now it has arrived.
The title pretty well sums up their slant:
Abortion Clinic Protesters: “Sidewalk Counselors” or “Sidewalk Terrorists”?
As is usually the case in our Leftist media, abortion is a premise;
it is never subjected to scrutiny, nor is its legitimacy or safety in any
way called into question by the author.
It is pro-lifers and their worldview who are in the dock
— and they are not presumed innocent!
It seems that the catalyst for this article is the Supreme Court case overturning the buffer zone;
and Cosmo’s annoyance over the Court’s stipulation that the pro-lifers are “counselors” and not “protesters.”
Click here for article.
FRI, NOV 14
- “That is VERY powerful,” said Eleanor. It is her assessment of the two prayer contingents at
Planned Parenthood Tuesday and Wednesday mornings of this week.
Each if those days ended with a mother exiting Planned Parenthood late in the morning and then
telling a sidewalk counselor, “I couldn’t do it!”
On Tuesday, a woman came out after long reflection in the waiting room. She then spoke to Carmel
and told her of her decision for life. (#53)
On Wednesday, Eleanor was about to leave — she had already waited till about
noontime for a couple of women — when they came out! The one with the appointment
said she was moved by seeing, upon request, her ultrasound. A late decision - but not too late! (#54)
FRI, NOV 7 - Boston Inspectional Services agents - again! - stopped at Planned Parenthood this morning
and threatened to seize pro-life signs that stood on the sidewalk.
Even though such signs have been ruled LEGAL by a judge in the Brighton District Court
after a seizure years ago by Boston Police.
The police have abided by this decision and the
Boston Police attorneys have agreed that it is correct.
We even, through Attorney Tom Harvey, received acknowledgement
of this status from the past chief of Inspectional Services. But now there is a new chief,
said the agent. For some reason, he believes that is now a license to disregard the law. I.e., a license to steal.
How about the NUMEROUS SIDEWALK SIGNS in front of neighborhood businesses? No problem!
Pro-life signs? BIG problem! He said he did not mind at all our handing out
pro-life leaflets and holding pro-life signs. [Until . . .?] We’re supposed to feel grateful?
So, Tom Harvey is back on the case.
A YELLOW ROSE was given to a woman heading into Planned Parenthood Wednesday
morning by a sidewalk counselor. Mary, a sidewalk counsellor, reported what the woman
told the pro-lifers after she came out: “I kept staring at the yellow rose as I sat
in the waiting room. Finally, I said to myself - ‘I CANNOT do this!’”
That's number 52! We never know what the catalyst will be.
Special thanks to Frank who provides the roses every week!
FRI, OCT 24
- THIS WEEK we had two more lives saved (#50 & 51).
Number 50 came from an off-site encounter by Mary O'Donnell with the father of the pregnant girl.
The girl now has an appointment at Pregnancy Help. Number 51 happened Wednesday
at Planned Parenthood as a mother and daughter affirmed that the abortion was off.
Number 49 occurred Saturday, October 18 at Women's Health in Brookline. A couple came out, drove out of the parking lot,
and told the pro-lifers as they left that they had changed their mind!
ELEANOR IS FEATURED in the recent issue
of Our Sunday Visitor; a big spread with photos.
MON, OCT 6
- Carmel called Saturday morning to relate the time of
fervent prayer she commenced with Joe, another sidewalk counselor, at 111 Street
in Brookline: “Come on, Jesus! We need a save!!” (Recalling intercessions of
Moses, Esther, and other biblical figures; seemingly impolite, but coming from
loving hearts!) It was only a short time later that a young woman came out
(#47) and spoke with Carmel about her change of mind! Carmel also noted that
she had been very moved by seeing the live presentation on Saint Faustina in
Later that same Saturday morning, at Planned Parenthood, a couple came out and spoke to Ruth,
one of our counselors. The woman decided against the abortion. "Why?" asked
Ruth. "Because of this man," said the woman, referring to her male companion.
FRI, OCT 3 -
PARENTHOOD: A woman (ABOVE, LEFT in striped blouse) just came out of the abortion facility at the
urging of her husband, who had talked extensively with our sidewalk counselors.
The couple declined further help; we hope they stay the course! This is
Number 45 was saved in dramatic fashion on Saturday, September 20 at Planned Parenthood, followed by a visit
that morning to Pregnancy Help. On the folowing Tuesday, Eleanor drove #45 to Pregnancy Help again for an ultrasound,
which the mother was very happy about. She was also grateful to receive baby clothes, gift cards, and other items.
WED, SEPT 3
Briefing on After Tiller:
The PBS special After Tiller aired Monday night, as described below.
Here is some background information - which you may not hear on the program - on one
of the four subjects: Warren Hern of the Boulder Abortion Clinic
(one of the very few facilities in the U.S. that uses the word “abortion”
in its title).
According to Dr. Hern, pregnancy is “an illness.”
In his own words: “Accordingly, the open recognition and legitimation
of pregnancy as an illness would be consistent with the individual
self-interest of those experiencing pregnancy, good standards of medical practice,
and the continued survival of human and other species.”
Click here to read his article on his web site.
Need we add that Dr. Hern offers treatment for this “illness”?
Warren Hern is an ultra-environmentalist.
According to Dr. Hern, the human species has become a cancer on the planet! “[T]he
human species is an example of a malignant ecotumor, an uncontrolled
proliferation of a single species that threatens the existence of other
species in their habitats.”
Click for the full article.
Hern is the author of the book, Abortion Practice, a textbook
on how to do abortions. It's the Middle East brought into the doctor's office.
He describes in vivid detail the killing of the children in utero.
For example, how the forceps is used to crush the “calvaria”
(so clinical sounding!) - i.e., the skull; recalls Calvary, “which is called
the skull.” He knows that his victim is dead when he observes the flow
of brain tissue!
Further reference: http://www.drhern.com/ Look under "News and Publications."
"To give these doctors a voice . . ." (how about a voice for their victims??)
PBS does PR for 3rd trimester abortionists!!
PBS has scheduled a a Point of View special for Monday September 1: After Tiller, “a deeply humanizing
and probing portrait of the only four doctors in the United States still
openly performing third-trimester abortions in the wake of the 2009 assassination
of Dr. George Tiller in Wichita, Kansas--and in the face of intense protest
from abortion opponents.”
Where would we be without such heroes?!!
The directors admit that they give a one-sided point of view in this show:
that “of these four doctors.” Alas, “these doctors have
frequently been forced to live in the shadows. As filmmakers, our goal
was to give these doctors a voice.” [As if abortionists have been
short-changed by the media!]
As part of their full court press, PBS offers: material for you to Host a
Premiere Party, a Lesson Plan, a Discussion Guide, a Partner Tookit
and more!! You can see the trailer and download materials (there is some useful info)
for After Tiller on the PBS web site:
The show can be viewed online From September 2 - October 1.
Comments accepted online.
WED, AUG 20
Sidewalk counselors Wilson and Pablo (ABOVE)
had a big day Saturday. They had an extended conversation with a young man
(INSET) who had brought a woman into Planned Parenthood. He went back inside and
they continued their outreach. About an hour later, the couple came out!
(#43) The man embraced Wilson and Pablo and Ruth had a nice talk with the
ALSO: Wilson told me of a baby that was saved a few
weeks ago that had gone unrecorded - that's #44.
Pro-abort Janet Harris doesn't like abortion being called -
especially by Planned Parenthood and NARAL! - a “difficult decision”:
“It is a tacit acknowledgment that terminating a pregnancy
is a moral issue requiring an ethical debate. To say that deciding to have an
abortion is a ‘hard choice’ implies a debate about whether the fetus should
live, thereby endowing it with a status of being. It puts the focus on the fetus
rather than the woman. As a result, the question, ‘What kind of future would the
woman have as a result of an unwanted pregnancy?’ gets sacrificed.
By implying that terminating a pregnancy is a moral issue, pro-choice advocates
forfeit control of the discussion to anti-choice conservatives.” (Washington
Post, August 15)
Excellent rebuttal to an article in Mother Jones
supported abortion via an ad hominem attack on pro-lifers.
THU, AUG 7
- John Paul II and Fulton Sheen
on the atomic bomb and conversion
mission has been to open Western eyes to the truths and reality of Islam, at
least the reality of how it is understood and practiced by many Muslims, for
Western eyes have been closed shut in recent times.”
FRI, AUG 1
As expected, Governor Deval Patrick signed into law the new
replacement law Wednesday afternoon, which gives police the authority to
order people who block access to an abortion facility to move behind a line that
is 25 feet from the entrance. The signing took place in a press conference,
where Patrick was flanked by other abortion fanatics. Although the Supreme Court
found, in McCullen v. Coakley, that the state had violated the First
Amendment rights of civil rights activists by imposing a 35-foot buffer zone at
the behest of Planned Parenthood, the agents of the state, i.e., AG Martha
Coakley and former Planned Parenthood board member Deval Patrick, did not come
to the defense of pro-lifers, who were the victims of this injustice, but
instead formed (renewed, actually) a partnership with Planned Parenthood, who
perpetrated the injustice in the first place. But that comes as no surprise, as
they, also, promoted the buffer zone law.
Attorney Michael DePrimo, who represented
the Eleanor McCullen et al. in their challenge of the buffer zone law, issued
the following statement:
“The new buffer zone law is a backdoor attempt to
interfere with the constitutional right of free speech in the service of
women seeking abortion whose minds are not made up â€“ women who are looking
for the hope, help, love, and concrete aid offered by Eleanor McCullen and
other peaceful sidewalk counselors. This new law chills life-saving speech
by threatening massive civil fines for non-violent acts such as peacefully
offering a leaflet of information to passersby on a public sidewalk.
“The reality is that individuals in the abortion industry
have a business incentive to falsely characterize any attempt at pro-life
communication on the public ways outside abortion clinics as a form of
harassment or intimidation, no matter how peaceful. It is important for law
enforcement to understand that momentary attempts at peaceful communication
to offer hope, help and love are constitutionally protected expressive
conduct, despite the legislatureâ€™s rejection of an amendment offered by
Representative Jim Lyons that would have made that expressly clear.
“If a citizen is threatening public safety, he or she can
be arrested under current state or federal law, and then enjoined by a judge
based on evidence and testimony. The new law signed by the Governor ignores
those common resources, and instead invites state censorship by enabling
police to order peaceful citizens to stand on a 25-foot line for the
remainder of the abortion clinicsâ€™ business hours. The new law is
unconstitutional not only because it is vague and overbroad, but also
because it purports to grant to law enforcement the power to issue a
temporary restraining orderâ€”a power that may only be exercised by courts.
“The first amendment protection of free speech cannot be
placed behind painted lines. My client Eleanor McCullen and the other
peaceful sidewalk counselors will continue to serve the women of Boston who
deserve real alternatives to abortion. We will closely monitor law
enforcementâ€™s use of the new law to ensure that our clientsâ€™ peaceful
exercise of first amendment rights is not infringed.”
Lorraine talked to a young couple on Friday, July 18 outside of Planned Parenthood, who
indicated that they decided against the appointed abortion (#37)!
According to a WBUR report, "officials" in
the abortion industry have said that customers have been cancelling
appointments (Thank you, Jesus!) in the wake of their propaganda about
pro-life "violence" and
THU, JUL 17
- Senate Bill 2106 - the "dispersal law" - went from first
draft to passage by the full Massachusetts State Senate on Wednesday night in
what may be record time.
This was after the Judiciary Committee heard from pro-life people Wednesday, who
gave hours of powerful, well-reasoned testimony about their work as sidewalk
counselors, crisis pregnancy center workers, about the legal flaws of the bill,
as well as its retaliatory character in the face of the Supreme Court's 9-0
decision in favor of pro-lifers' free speech rights.
The high court's decision has really bothered the ranks of abortion fanatics
- among whom are our lawmakers - who may well have been driven literally
crazy by it. They apparently have no ability to discern right from wrong on
the issue, and can only offer hypnotic assent to the serial lies of pro-abortion
activists, no matter how ill-founded or illogical.
But this follows from their allegiance in the first instance to abortion itself.
Having sold their souls to that lie, they view all corollary matters through
that prism. In Scriptural terms, we are seeing Romans 1 lived out before our
Great analysis (from Tuesday)
of the dispersal bill and the full text of the bill by MassResistance.
Two more babies saved: one last Friday and
another Saturday: #35 and 36
WED, JUL 2
- In the wake of the buffer zone law being struck down by
the Supreme Court, Massachusetts political leaders and representatives of the
abortion industry [is there a difference?]
vowed to strike back with new legislation to keep sidewalk counselors away from
women considering an abortion.
Cities surrender buffer zones! The cities
of Burlington, Vermont, and Madison, Wisconsin have opted to
suspend enforcement of their laws requiring pro-life sidewalk counselors to stay
away from abortion facilities.
the inevitable result of our societyâ€™s descent into moral chaos - Anthony
Americans in their late twenties are having record numbers of children
U.S. fertility rate hits all-time low
on Hobby Lobby
WED, JUNE 25
- Evelyn and Paul, another sidewalk counselor, were involved
with another baby being saved at Planned Parenthood on Saturday (#34)! A
married couple went into Planned Parenthood after talking with the two pro-life
counselors; they acknowledged that an abortion was scheduled. About 30 minutes
later they came out. The man said, "She does not want to talk now," but took
pro-life pregnancy center information and said he would call. We count this as a
saved baby but pray for them, as their may not yet be a change of heart
involved. Evelyn told us that she was also involved in a saved baby the
previous Saturday, which had not been reported (#33).
What do abortion, gay “marriage” and government-sanctioned illegal immigration
have in common? — Anthony Esolen
Robert Royal -
No one much feels the need to “preach the Gospel to all nations” anymore
— missionary work is essentially disappearing. Our modern Gospel is much
simpler: We're all basically good people already, aren't we? So why can't we
respect and affirm one another's lifestyles, and all just try and get along.
THU, JUNE 12
- Howie Carr:
Democrat Party - No diversity of ideas
WED, JUNE 11
Babies saved is now at 31: two
more women were connected with Pregnancy Help after talking with
sidewalk counselors Ray (30) and Mary (31)!
Pope Francis said something so important last week that
it will either be widely ignored or widely disparaged.
The pope criticized these marriages, in which the spouses do not want children,
in which the spouses want to remain without fertility. This culture of
well-being convinced us: It's better not to have children! It's better! You
can go explore the world, go on holiday, you can have a villa in the
countryside; you can be carefree. It might be better — more comfortable — to
have a dog, two cats, and the love goes to the two cats and the dog.
TUE, JUNE 10
- From Joe Doyle of the Catholic Action League:
ACTION ALERT !!!
TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014
CONTACT: C. J. DOYLE (781) 251-9739
SAINT ANTHONY'S SHRINE JOINS "PRIDE" FESTIVAL
Boston's annual homosexual "Pride" Parade---which will occur this Saturday,
June 14th---is a cauldron of depravity. It is characterized by lewd behavior,
immodest dress, and lurid displays of exhibitionism and sadomasochism. The
message of the parade, and that of the festival which follows it in City Hall
Plaza, is one of radical rejection of Christian morality, of pride in mortal
Incredibly, this year it will actually be worse. The marshals of the 2014
parade will be the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a grotesque group of
transvestites whose members costume themselves as Catholic nuns. They have a
long history of mocking the Catholic Faith, producing obscene parodies of
Catholic worship, exploiting Catholic religious imagery, and profaning Catholic
symbols and sacramentals, such as the crucifix. Their blasphemies and sacrileges
include the "Hunky Jesus" contest and the "Condom Savior Mass," where
contraceptives are distributed in place of Holy Communion.
Astonishingly, one of Boston's most popular Catholic churches, Saint
Anthony's Shrine---administered by Franciscan friars, members of the same
religious family as our Capuchin archbishop---will host
information booth at the festival in City Hall Plaza, where the parade ends.
Whatever evasions, excuses, or rationalizations are offered, any sane person
would reasonably conclude that the presence of the friars will send a signal of
support and approval for an event which celebrates the sin of impurity against
This is a betrayal of the Catholic Faith, and it is uncharitable to the souls
who will be lost by confirming them in their deadly sins. Sadly, when it
pertains to homosexuality, this is not the first time that Saint Anthony's has
compromised its Catholic identity.
Please contact Cardinal Sean O'Malley and ask him to put a halt to this grave
scandal! You may e-mail His Eminence at
ArchbishopSean@RCAB.org or leave a telephone message at 617-254-0100 or
No one in secular society should be expected to take seriously Catholic
teaching about marriage, about chastity outside of marriage, or about Catholic
ideals of modesty and purity in speech, dress, and behavior, when one of
Boston's best known Catholic institutions participates in something as course,
as crudely lascivious, and as flagrantly pornographic as a homosexual pride
festival. Please urge your family and friends to join you in contacting the
Contraception: the gateway to moral decay By Fr. Shenan Boquet - Human
Life International (6/7/2014)
Based on the findings of a recent Gallup poll
released on May 30, Americans are becoming more accepting of a number of
controversial issues. At the top of Gallup's list of 19 issues was
contraception, of which 90 percent of Americans approve, followed by divorce at
69 percent and premarital sex at 66 percent. Others making the top ten were
embryonic stem cell research (65%), childbirth outside of marriage (58%),
same-sex unions (58%), euthanasia (52%) and abortion (42%).
These numbers shouldn't surprise us; after all
Americans have been steadily rejecting a Judeo-Christian morality in favor of
secular relativism for decades. In the so-called sexual revolution of the late
1960s, sex was separated from the person - body and soul - and the human body
became regarded as an instrument one could manipulate and even exploit for
WED, JUNE 4
- Two more babies were saved in the last week: Eleanor
took a couple to Pregnancy Help last Wednesday after they came out of Planned
Parenthood. At Pregnancy Help they saw the ultrasound of the baby - 20 weeks
gestation! (#28). Last Friday, a woman came out of Planned Parenthood and
told Lorraine that she had changed her mind: no abortion (#29)!
Should Christian leaders defend Islam? -
The view that our commonalities with Islam are more important than our
differences is widely shared by Christians and is especially strong among
Catholics. But what if this view is mistaken? Not to put too fine a point on it,
what if Osama bin Ladenâ€™s interpretation of Islam is closer to the original than
that of moderate Muslims?
SAT, MAY 24
- A woman exited Planned Parenthood this morning
(BELOW, striped blouse) around 10:00 AM and told sidewalk counselors that
she had changed her mind and decided against abortion (#27). The reason?
She saw the ultrasound of her baby - after the technician told her, "You may not
want to see this" (!), but she did want to see it, and it prompted her
to choose life for her baby!
MON, MAR 3 -
Contraception is a threat to national
security! Demographic bankruptcy leads to
financial bankruptcy, and financial bankruptcy heightens the risk of political
collapse. And a bankrupt nation is at the mercy of its creditors and of
opportunistic neighbors. So European society today is in grave danger.
Click for the full column by Phil Lawler
Axis of Evil IV by Ray Neary
(Renew America) - Planned Parenthood is the perfect example of a living lie.
derives millions of dollars annually, not from planning parenthood, but by
assisting a mother to de-parent â€“ and doing the same to the father of a new
member of our human family..
Obama and "uncaring" pro-lifers (American Spectator)
Krauthammer on Obama:
From king of the
world to dead in the water in six months.
TUE, NOV 4, 2008
"I doubt that he is the long-prophesied ruler
of the world, but I also believe that he is a carrier of a deadly moral
virus, indeed a kind of anti-apostle spreading concepts and agendas that are not
only anti-Christ but anti-human as well." --
on Barack: the Antichrist?
THU, FEB 17, 2005
vindicates Catholic teaching on marriage and contraception
Why are things the way they are in the Boston archdiocese?
One must be careful not to over-generalize, but we still believe there is a lot
of insight in Professor James
Hitchcock's article, "Conservative
Bishops, Liberal Results"