FRANCIS SCHAEFFER ANALYZES ART AND CULTURE PART 178 Nat Hentoff, historian,atheist, pro-life advocate, novelist, jazz and country music critic, and syndicated columnist (Featured artist is Do Ho Suh )


Atheists who oppose abortion

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What do Christopher Hitchens, Robert Price, Arif Ahmed, Nat Hentoff, and other atheists/nonbelievers reject besides God?

Real freethinkers should question abortion.

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Also check out this interview with a pro-life atheist:…


Jewish World Review Nov. 19, 2008 / 21 Mar-Cheshvan 5769

The abortion president

By Nat Hentoff

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Email this article | During a July 17, 2007 speech before the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, then Sen. Barack Obama pledged: “The first thing I’d do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act.” That is a bizarre way “to bring us together,” another goal of his as president. When Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., reintroduced the FOCA in 2007, her press release triumphantly explained that this draconian definition of “Freedom of Choice” would mean:

“Women would have the absolute right to choose whether to continue or terminate their pregnancies before fetal viability, and that right would be protected by this legislation. The Freedom of Choice Act also supersedes any law, regulation or local ordinance that impinges on a woman’s right to choose.”

With regard to “fetal viability” — the ability to survive on his or her own — the ardent supporters of FOCA slide over the language in the surviving 2007 version of FOCA bill that, as Douglas Johnson of the National Right to Life Committee points out: “Contains no objective criteria for ‘viability,’ but rather, requires that the judgment regarding ‘viability’ be left entirely in the hands of ‘the attending physician.'”

Guess who that would be? The abortionist!

There’s more. The restrictions on “the absolute right to choose” would also apply even after “viability” if a woman wanted to abort — what would undeniably be seen during pregnancy as a baby in ultrasound — for reasons of her health.

But the Supreme Court in 1973, the same year as Roe v. Wade, in Doe v. Bolton defined very broadly “health” as justification for aborting a viable human being, as “physical, emotional, psychological, familial and the woman’s age.” Nearly a blank check to dispose of that aborted person.

It’s no wonder that Obama opposed the Supreme Court decision that eventually ruled against the lawfulness of “partial-birth abortion” that the late Democratic Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan — who was pro-choice — said was infanticide.

The rabidly pro-abortion Freedom of Choice Act he supports, unless there is an unlikely successful filibuster in the Democratically controlled Senate, would invalidate parental-notification laws; any state’s requirement of full disclosure of the physical and emotional risks inherent in abortion; and — can you believe this? — all laws prohibiting medical personnel other than licensed physicians from performing abortions because such restrictions might “interfere” with access to this absolute right to abortion. This is respect for women?

As of now, before our abortion president gets his wish, 26 states have informed-consent laws, 36 have parental-involvement laws and 34 states have restrictions on funding for abortions.

Also disposed of will be the “conscience rights” in many states. They include, Johnson reminds us, “all laws allowing doctors, nurses or other state-licensed professionals, and hospitals or other health care providers, to decline to provide or pay for abortions.”

What about religiously based hospitals and clinics that refuse to perform abortions? At presidential press conferences, can we depend on at least some members of the Washington press corps to ask Obama about that provision or the others I’ve cited?

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., heralded the election of Obama as “a new birth of freedom.” Not, however, for the early-stage human beings, each with his or her own distinct DNA, who, under this law, could never become citizens.

Matt Bowman, an attorney with pro-life Alliance Defense Fund, projects that if FOCA is passed into law (, Sept. 24), there will be an increase in abortion “by 125,000 per year” in the United States because of the abolition of laws in states that have parental involvement, informed-consent laws and funding restrictions.

“Even with this minimum,” Bowman adds, “that’s 125,000 children that were not killed this year because we (still) have these laws, and 125,000 (added to the existing 1.3 million abortions) who will be killed in 2009” and beyond.

On Jan. 22, 2008 — the 35th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Obama said with pride:

“Throughout my career, I’ve been a consistent and strong supporter of reproductive justice and have consistently had a 100 percent pro-choice rating with Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America…

“To truly honor (Roe v. Wade), we need to update the social contract so that women can free themselves and their children from violent relationships.” What, Mr. President, can be more violent than murder by abortion?

Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, said on Nov. 11 ( that “his dream of full equality remains just a dream as long as unborn children continue to be treated no better than property. …The elections are over. The pro-life battle begins anew.”

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Nat Hentoff is a nationally renowned authority on the First Amendment and the Bill of Rights and author of several books, including his current work, “The War on the Bill of Rights and the Gathering Resistance”. Comment by clicking here.

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Nat Hentoff like and Milton Friedman and John Hospers was a hero to Libertarians. Over the years I had the opportunity to correspond with some prominent Libertarians such as Friedman and Hospers. Friedman was very gracious, but Hospers was not. I sent a cassette tape of Adrian Rogers on Evolution to John Hospers in May of 1994 which was the 10th anniversary of Francis Schaeffer’s passing and I promptly received a typed two page response from Dr. John Hospers. Dr. Hospers had both read my letter and all the inserts plus listened to the whole sermon and had some very angry responses. If you would like to hear the sermon from Adrian Rogers and read the transcript then refer to my earlier post at this link.  Earlier I posted the comments made by Hospers in his letter to me and you can access those posts by clicking on the links in the first few sentences of this post or you can just google “JOHN HOSPERS FRANCIS SCHAEFFER” or “JOHN HOSPERS ADRIAN ROGERS.”

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Likewise I read a lot of material from Nat Hentoff and I wrote him several letters. In the post I will include one of those letters.

Nat Hentoff on abortion

Published on Nov 5, 2016


Emailed on 1-19-15

To Nat Hentoff, From Everette Hatcher, I thought you would  like to see this movie Monday night in a theater near you!!

Dear Mr. Hentoff,

I have two things for you today. I was elected as Justice of the Peace in Saline County in central Arkansas in November, and we are the only county in the state that does not have a countywide sales tax but we do have a property tax. There used to be 12 Democrats and 1 Republicans on the County Court but two years ago there were 11 Republicans and this time around there are 13 and no Democrats in what now has grown to the 5th largest county in Arkansas. Some JP’s want to eliminate the property tax and put in a sales tax. My position is that is fine but I want it to be revenue neutral, but some have said that we have a crime problem and need more jails and Sheriff Deputies. Milton Friedman was  my hero and he was ALWAYS AGAINST EXPANDING GOVERNMENT. What do you think? 

I thought of you when I heard about this film PATTERNS OF EVIDENCE: THE EXODUS, which is only showing one time this Monday night January 19, 2015 at 7 pm at a theater near you. You have contended you don’t believe in the Bible because you don’t have the scientific type evidence that you require. This film contains the findings of over a dozen academics who are experts in archaeology and here it is at a nearby theater to you.

You can get a ticket by going to this website at this link and putting in your zip code to find a theater near you. It stars Israel Finkelstein, Benjamin Netanyahu,  Shimon Peres,  and many more and they will be discussing if the Exodus took place or not with only scientific facts.  I have posted several very good reviews of the major motion picture on my blog.

Here are some theaters near you that are showing the film:

Wash DC 20001
1. Regal Potomac Yard Stadium 16
3575 Potomac Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22305

AMC Mazza Gallerie
5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20015

Everette Hatcher, cell ph 501-920-733,, P.O. Box 23416, Little Rock, AR 72221

PS: I bet some of your Jewish relatives are already going to the film. It would be a good time for discussion afterward with them.



Featured artist is Do Ho Suh

Do Ho Suh: “Rubbing / Loving” | Art21 “Exclusive”

Published on Dec 9, 2016

Episode #242: Artist Do Ho Suh makes one final artwork in the New York apartment that was his home and studio for eighteen years. Suh covered every surface in the apartment with white paper which he then rubbed with colored pencil to reveal and preserve all of the space’s memory-provoking details. “My energy has been accumulated and in a way I think my rubbing shows that,” says Suh. “I’m trying to show the layers of time.”

Suh’s landlord, who was initially hesitant to rent to a young artist, became a close friend and supported him in making earlier fabric works about the apartment. Before passing away, the landlord gave Suh permission to make this final work: “Rubbing/Loving.” It serves as a transportable testament to the home’s emotional importance to Suh and the owner’s family. “I try to understand my life as a movement through different spaces,” says Suh, who was born in South Korea, studied in Rhode Island and Connecticut and now lives in London.

Best known for his intricate sculptures that defy conventional notions of scale and site-specificity, Do Ho Suh draws attention to the ways viewers occupy and inhabit public space. Whether addressing the dynamic of personal space versus public space, or exploring the fine line between strength in numbers and homogeneity, Suh’s sculptures continually question the identity of the individual in today’s increasingly transnational, global society.

Learn more about the artist at:

CREDITS: Producer: Ian Forster. Consulting Producer: Nick Ravich. Editor: Morgan Riles. Camera: Mason Cash, Ian Forster, Semir Hot & Rafael Salazar. Sound: Ava Wiland. Music: Pinch Music. Artwork Courtesy: Do Ho Suh, Lehmann Maupin Gallery & Victoria Miro Gallery. Special Thanks: The Henoch Family.

Art21 “Exclusive” is supported, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; 21c Museum Hotel, and by individual contributors.

Do-ho Suh

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a Korean name; the family name is Suh.
Do Ho Suh

Staircase-III in the Tate Modern
Born 1962
Seoul, South Korea
Nationality South Korean
Education Seoul National University
Rhode Island School of Design
Yale University.
Known for Sculpture, Installation artist
Do-ho Suh
Hangul 서도호
Hanja 徐道濩[1]
Revised Romanization Seo Doho
McCune–Reischauer Sŏ Toho

Do Ho Suh (hangul:서도호, born 1962) is a Korean sculptor and installation artist.

Early life and career[edit]

Suh was born in Seoul, South Korea in 1962. After earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts in Oriental Painting from Seoul National University, and fulfilling his term of mandatory service in the South Korean military, Suh relocated to the United States to continue his studies at the Rhode Island School of Design and Yale University.[2] Suh leads an itinerant life, hopping from his family home in Seoul (where his father, Suh Se-ok is a major influence in Korean traditional painting) to his working life in New York. Migration, both spatial and psychological, has been one of Suh’s themes, manifested through biographical narrative and emotionally inflected architecture.[3] Best known for his intricate sculptures that defy conventional notions of scale and site-specificity, Suh’s work draws attention to the ways viewers occupy and inhabit public space. Interested in the malleability of space in both its physical and metaphorical manifestations, Suh constructs site-specific installations that question the boundaries of identity. His work explores the relation between individuality, collectivity, and anonymity.[4]

Suh currently lives and works in London,[5] New York City, and Seoul.


Suh has had solo exhibitions at Storefront for Art and Architecture (2010), the Serpentine Gallery, London (2002),[6] Seattle Art Museum,[7] the Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, and the Artsonje Center in Korea. He has also participated in group exhibitions at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York, and at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts,[8] among others. Suh has participated in many biennials including the 49th Venice Biennale in 2001.[9] In 2010 he was shown in the Liverpool Biennial,[10] the Venice Biennale Architecture,[11] and Media City Seoul Biennial.[12] Suh will participate in ROUNDTABLE: The 9th Gwangju Biennale, which takes place September 7 – November 11, 2012 in Gwangju, Korea. Suh has just opened an exhibition entitled “Perfect Home” in Kanazawa, Japan at The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa [1]

Public collections[edit]

Suh’s work is found in major museum collections worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York;[13] Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Albright–Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y.; Minneapolis Institute of Art; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles;[14] Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Tate Modern, London; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, among many others.

“Karma” (2010), Sculpture at Albright Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY

Do-Ho Suh’s ‘New York Apartment’ at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery (2015)

Selected works include:

  • New York City Apartment (2015)[15]
  • Fallen Star (2012)[16]
  • Net-Work (2010)
  • Karma (2010)
  • Home within Home (2009-2011)
  • Fallen Star 1/5 (2008-2011)
  • Cause & Effect (2007)
  • Paratrooper-II (2005)
  • Paratrooper-V (2005)
  • Reflection (2004)
  • Karma Juggler (2004)
  • Staircase-IV (2004)
  • Some/One (2005)
  • Doormat: Welcome Back (2003)
  • The Perfect Home (2002)
  • Public Figures (2001)
  • Who Am We? (2000)
  • Floor (1997-2000)
  • High School Uni-form (1997)


  1. Jump up^ “LA미술관, 서도호 작품 매입 전시”, Chosun Ilbo, 2006-05-03, retrieved 2012-06-15
  2. Jump up^ Momin, Shamim, Do Ho Suh: Some/One, Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, 2001.
  3. Jump up^ Chung, Shinyoung, Do Ho Suh at Gallery Sun, Artforum, February 2007.
  4. Jump up^ Kwon, Miwon, “The Other Otherness: The Art of Do Ho Suh,” Serpentine Gallery and Seattle Art Museum, 2002.
  5. Jump up^ Dudek, Ingrid. “Whitewall”. 2015.
  6. Jump up^ “Do-Ho Suh’s fabulous fabric flats”. The Guardian. London.
  7. Jump up^ “Archived copy”. Archived from the original on 2011-06-15. Retrieved 2009-04-06.
  8. Jump up^ Your Bright Future: 12 Contemporary Artists from Korea Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. 2010.
  9. Jump up^ Haupt, Universes in Universe – Pat Binder, Gerhard. “Do-Ho Suh, 49th Venice Biennial: Plateau of Humankind”.
  10. Jump up^ Searle, Adrian. The Guardian. Back in Business at the Liverpool Biennial. September 20, 2010.
  11. Jump up^ Designboom Archived August 21, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. Venice Architecture Biennale 2010 preview: Suh Architects + Do-Ho Suh. August 8, 2010.
  12. Jump up^ Media City Seoul 2010
  13. Jump up^ “Archived copy”. Archived from the original on 2011-07-27. Retrieved 2009-04-06.
  14. Jump up^ “Exhibitions • MOCA”.
  15. Jump up^ “New York City Apartment/Bristol”. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  16. Jump up^ “The Stuart Collection”.

External links[edit]


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