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Pro-Life Advocates Urged to Renew Efforts Against Abortion After Election Loss
Life News ^ | 11/5/08 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 11/05/2008 3:56:52 PM PST by wagglebee

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To: Coleus; All
God can change ANYONE'S heart!

Thread by Coleus.

Abortionist Turned Pro-Life Apostle

Stojan Adasevic will never forget the day he was organizing the filing cabinet in the doctors’ room. He was a medical student at the time. A number of gynecologists entered the room. Paying no attention to the student crouched over a pile of papers in the corner, they began swapping stories about their medical practice. Dr. Rado Ignatovic recalled a patient who had come to him for an abortion. The procedure failed because the doctor had been unable to align the cervix. As the gynecologists went on discussing the woman’s history, Stojan, who had been listening in, suddenly stiffened. He realized that the woman under discussion — a former dentist at the nearby clinic — was his mother.

“She’s dead now” — observed one of the doctors — but I wonder what happened to the unwanted child?” Stojan couldn’t resist. “I’m the child!” he said, getting up. Silence fell over the room. Seconds later the doctors were walking out.

101 posted on 11/13/2008 4:48:33 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: All
Tiller the Killer and this minions may be adopting some of Hitler's methods.

Thread by me.

Alleged Chemical Attack on Pro-lifers at Abortion Clinic Sickens Two

WICHITA, KS, November 13, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Two pro-life volunteers participating in a round the clock prayer vigil were sickened last week, after being exposed to fumes from an oily substance that had been spilled across the driveway at George Tiller’s late-term abortion clinic. Operation Rescue, citing a similar incident that occurred in 2007, alleges that the spilling of the substance in such close proximity to where pro-life volunteers were participating in the 40 Days for Life campaign was an intentional “chemical attack.”

One of the pro-lifers, Jennifer McCoy, was treated for four hours at a local hospital emergency room suffering from vomiting, diarrhea, and swelling of the face and eyes. Another woman, Brandi Lozier, was with McCoy praying outside the abortion clinic in the early morning hours of Sunday, November 2, 2008, as part of the 40 Days For Life event. She suffered similar symptoms, but was not hospitalized.

102 posted on 11/13/2008 4:51:10 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: All
Hawaii wants to turn their island paradise into a den of death.

Thread by me.

Hawaii Newspaper Wants State to Become Third to Legalize Assisted Suicide

Honolulu, HI (LifeNews.com) -- Now that Washington voters made it the second state to legalize assisted suicide, the Honolulu Star Bulletin wants Hawaii to be the third. The island state's legislature has narrowly defeated previous attempts to legalize assisted suicide but the paper wants it to try again...

103 posted on 11/13/2008 4:53:04 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Thank you Schindlers for your public proclamation
of the value of this dear woman’s life.

Prayers that this starvation madness will be
eradicated by “civilized” nations and that
the masses will begin to get it, that they
might be the next victim.

Keep speaking truth to our nation’s lost way.

In JESUS mighty and majestic name,

Amen!


104 posted on 11/14/2008 12:43:09 AM PST by Lesforlife
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To: Lesforlife

I’m sad to say that most of this country’s pro-life “leaders,” including some mentioned in this article, are compromised.


105 posted on 11/14/2008 12:47:07 AM PST by EternalVigilance ("Barack Obama is black like me only in the sense that we both have dark skin." - Alan Keyes)
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To: wagglebee
www.terrisfight.org

ITALY: As in Amerika, this is a civil rights issue with religious components.

A key religious component is that killing innocent people is evil.

106 posted on 11/14/2008 7:06:48 AM PST by floriduh voter (Pres. Hussein New Mantra "Wouldn't You Like to Be a Marxist too?")
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To: wagglebee

Yes, it grows more barbaric every day.


107 posted on 11/14/2008 11:00:55 AM PST by Dante3
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To: Dr. Marten; All
This is wrong on EVERY imaginable level.

Thread by Dr. Marten.

China orders termination for mum-to-be

A STORM of international protest is building over a Chinese ruling that a Muslim Uighur woman who is six months pregnant must have an abortion or lose her home...

108 posted on 11/16/2008 11:13:59 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Publius804; All
There are some dark days ahead.

Thread by Publius804.

(Pro-life article): A 'Culture First' Strategy

One of the great strengths of the Roman Republic was its courageous realism. When Hannibal defeated the Romans in the first great encounter between the two armies, a battle in northern Italy, the leaders of the city called the people together to give them the news, and the opening words of the announcement were these: "We have suffered a tremendous defeat." In their heyday, the Romans obviously did not believe in sugar-coating bad news...

109 posted on 11/16/2008 11:17:28 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee
Hopefully doctors and other in the healthcare field will be allowed to follow their oaths to do no harm.

Thread by me.

Web Site Encourages Doctors, Caregivers to Pledge No to Assisted Suicide

Olympia, WA (LifeNews.com) -- With Washington becoming the second state to legalize assisted suicide, euthanasia opponents have put together a new web site to urge doctors, medical caregivers and citizens to say no to assisted suicide. The site comes after doctors and medical centers have said they won't urge patients to kill themselves.

The Take the Pledge web site urges the three different categories of people to sign an online pledge affirming they will help patients, not urge their death.

"I will treat the sick according to my best ability and judgment, always striving to do no harm. Whenever I care for a terminally-ill patient, I will provide optimal comfort care until natural death," the pledge for doctors says...

110 posted on 11/16/2008 11:20:45 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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Bump!


111 posted on 11/16/2008 11:22:32 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...

Eluana Englaro update

The Vatican is exhibiting perfect moral clarity.

Thread by me.

ROME (AFP) - The Vatican on Friday firmly condemned an Italian court decision allowing a father to remove his comatose daughter from life support, saying "the right to die does not exist."

"Life is sacred, the right to die does not exist," the Vatican's "health minister" Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan said in an interview published by the Italian daily La Stampa.

On Thursday, Italy's highest appeal court upheld an earlier ruling that doctors could stop artificially feeding Eluana Englaro, 37, as it had been proven that the road accident victim's coma was irreversible.

"To stop giving food and drink to Eluana is tantamount to committing murder," said Barragan, who heads the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care.

"It means letting her die of hunger and thirst, condemning her to a monstrous end," he added.


112 posted on 11/16/2008 11:47:13 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: All
An excellent commentary on the culture of death in America.

Thread by me.

Survival of the Fittest (Eugenics and Abortion)

The United States government was founded on these principals: God created all humans equal and gave them certain unalienable rights, such as Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness"; and the government's purpose is to secure these rights, ensure domestic tranquility, promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our Posterity. Since its conception in 1776, great strides have been made in this nation regarding people's civil rights, but for millions of unfortunate people in America some of these strides have been in the wrong direction...

113 posted on 11/16/2008 12:37:59 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Prayers their influence and moral clarity prevail!


114 posted on 11/16/2008 5:54:47 PM PST by Lesforlife
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To: wagglebee

Thanks for the ping!


115 posted on 11/16/2008 9:06:50 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: NYer; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
It may be futile, but these sisters truly understand what Christ was talking about at the end of Matthew Chapter 25.

Thread by NYer.

Italian (Hospice) Nuns Refuse to Kill Eluana (will not remove her feeding tube)

MILAN, November 17, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The nuns who run the hospice in which Eluana Englaro has been living for 14 years have refused to carry out the court order to remove her food and hydration tube. On Friday, the highest court of appeals of Italy upheld a previous court’s ruling that Eluana Englaro, the young disabled woman who has been in a state of diminished consciousness since being in a car accident in 1992, may be killed by the removal of her food and hydration tube.

In a letter published in yesterday’s Avvenire, the daily newspaper of the Italian Bishops Conference, the Misericordine nuns of Lecco said, “Our hope, and that of many like us, is that the death by hunger and thirst of Eluana, and others in her condition, will not be carried out.”

“That is why, once again, we maintain our availability, today and into the future, to continue to serve Eluana. If there are those who consider her dead, let Eluana remain with us who feel she is alive. We don’t ask anything but the silence and the liberty to love and to devote ourselves to those who are weak, poor and little in return.”

At the same time, the Secretary of Welfare, Eugenia Roccella, said in a statement today that there is “no obligation” for government-funded health care facilities to implement the decision of the Court of Cassation that patients can be dehydrated to death.

Legal experts have said that it is possible under Italian law for the sisters to apply for permission from the courts to be appointed Eluana’s legal guardian. Monsignore Ignacio Barreiro, the head of the Rome office of Human Life International told LifeSiteNews.com that such a possibility could be a real glimmer of hope for saving Eluana’s life.

“It’s more than reasonable,” he said, “that someone who wants to keep the person alive should be appointed the guardian, rather than the person who’s ready to kill her. You don’t have to have a doctorate in theology to say that; it’s just common sense.”

Msgr. Barriero, who was an attorney before being ordained to the priesthood, added that it is a basic principle of law that “you cannot have a conflict of interest between the guardian and the person who is under guardianship. The purpose of a guardian is to look after the well being of the person.”

550 delegates of the Movement for Life, meeting in Montecatini for the 28th National Congress of the Centers for Aid to Life, have written to President Giorgio Napolitano to ask him to “enforce his highest moral authority” to allow Eluana Englaro “to continue to be cared for and loved by the Sisters of Lecco.”

Giulio Boscagli, Assessor to the Family and Solidarity in the region of Lombardy in which Eluana lives, agreed with the nuns, saying, “The ruling of the Court of Cassation seems to have lost sight of the reality” that Eluana is not dead but alive, although currently in a “seriously disabled condition.”

The desire of the nuns to care for Eluana as though she is “a daughter,” he said, “is the right path, the path taken by all those who daily take care of people who are in a vegetative state or very seriously disabled.” Boscagli pledged the “closeness and support” of the Regione Lombardia for the nuns.

At the same time, the decision of the Court of Cassation has alerted lawmakers to a legal loophole that could be used to sanction euthanasia. Justice Minister Angelino Alfano said that parliament must “fill the legislative vacuum in place” that has allowed the court to rule against Eluana.

116 posted on 11/17/2008 4:28:58 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Sun; All
A great thread by Sun which truly puts things in perspective.

Why Guantanamo Bay Should Not Be Closed (libs worry more about terrorists than babies or our safety)

Most liberals have no sympathy for babies who are deliberately delivered prematurely and left to die or babies killed through the brutal practice of partial-birth abortion. But many of these same liberals, including leftist ‘human rights’ groups, which believe killing an innocent unborn child is a human right, are deeply concerned over the plight of terrorist suspects caught on battlefields fighting for the Taliban or al-Qaeda who are now detained in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Despite charges of poor treatment, the Pentagon actually spends $2.5 million each year to make sure the detainees are provided with Korans, prayer rugs, special meals for Muslims, exercise and better medical care than many American citizens receive...

117 posted on 11/17/2008 4:31:11 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee
Just a hint ... it's going to be bad.

Thread by GonzoII

What Catholics Can Expect

George Marlin at The Catholic Thing offers a helpful bullet pointed list of what Catholics can expect in the next four years (and I quote):

• The executive ban on funding abortions in U.S. overseas health agencies will be eliminated.
• The executive order barring federal financing of embryo stem-cell research will be eliminated.
• Culture-of-death judges who believe in a “living Constitution” will be installed at all levels of the federal judiciary.
• Reinstatement of the Fairness Doctrine will eliminate radio and television discussions of issues that matter to Catholics.
• FOCA
• A national “gay rights” bill that will confer special status on homosexual men and women will be enacted. This will establish a new federally-protected class based on one’s sexual orientation.
• A national “hate crimes” law will be enacted. This will create a new class of victims who will receive greater attention than victims outside those groups and who suffer similar injuries. Assault on a homosexual person will be a greater crime (with greater penalties) than assault on a heterosexual person.
• Catholic institutions will be harassed. Expect the I.R.S. to go after Catholic dioceses, colleges, think tanks, foundations – and their donors – for promoting their faith in the public square.

118 posted on 11/17/2008 4:33:26 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: T.L.Sink
This NEEDS to happen.

Thread by T.L.Sink.

Priest: No Communion for Obama Supporters

A South Carolina Roman Catholic priest has told his parishoners that they should refrain from receiving Holy Communion if they voted for Barack Obama because the Democratic president-elect supports abortion and supporting him "constitutes material cooperation with intrinsic evil." The Rev. Jay Newman said in a letter distributed to parishoners at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greensville that they are putting their souls at risk if they take Communion before doing penance for their vote. "Our nation has chosen for its chief executive the most radical pro-abortion politician ever to serve in the United States Senate or to run for president," Newman wrote, referring to Obama by his full name including his middle name of Hussein. "Voting for a po-abortion politician when a plausible pro-life alternative exists constitutes material cooperation with intrinsic evil, and those Catholics who do so place themselves outside the full communion of Christ's Church and under the judgment of divine law." According to national polls, 54% of Catholics chose Obama...

119 posted on 11/17/2008 4:35:18 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: All
Once organ donation becomes mandatory, the timetable for harvesting soon follow.

Thread by me.

U.K. Prime Minister to Press Ahead on Presumed Consent Organ Donation

LONDON, November 7, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Despite his own task force having said that it will not succeed, UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said he will not give up on a plan that would see every person in the UK automatically registered as an organ donor.

Brown said of the task force and his plan, “While they are not recommending the introduction of a presumed consent system, as I have done, I am not ruling out a further change in the law.” The PM indicated that the government would “revisit” the question at the end of the “next stage” of the campaign...

120 posted on 11/17/2008 4:38:03 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: All
Planned Barrenhood will NEVER understand that most people do not derive pleasure from the slaughter of innocent life.

Thread by me.

Planned Parenthood Prez Falsely Says Election Means Catholics Pro-Abortion

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The president of Planned Parenthood claims the election results showing a majority of Catholics supported pro-abortion candidate Barack Obama means Catholics now support abortion. However, Cecille Richards' contention doesn't square with the most recent polling results showing Catholics pro-life...

121 posted on 11/17/2008 4:39:59 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee; All

Thanx for notifying your ping list.

Father West has a great blog, and some of you might want to visit it from time to time:

http://frwest.blogspot.com/


122 posted on 11/17/2008 7:49:54 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: wagglebee

Thanks for the ping!


123 posted on 11/17/2008 8:34:25 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...

Lauren Richardson Update

This is some of the best news I've heard in a long time!

Potential Euthanasia Victim Lauren Richardson Saved, Parents Reconcile

Dover, DE (LifeNews.com) -- Delaware resident Lauren Richardson nearly became a euthanasia victim this summer as her mother and father feuded over her life that reminded observers of the debate over Terri Schiavo. Richardson is a 24-year-old woman who overdosed on heroin in August 2006 while she was three months pregnant with a baby girl.

Doctors kept Lauren on life support until she delivered her baby in February 2007. Shortly thereafter, her parents began a fight over whether she should live or die.

Randy Richardson is battling Edith Towers, Lauren's mother, who wants to remove her feeding tube and starve and dehydrate her to death in the same manner that Michael Schiavo subjected Terri.

However, on Wednesday, attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund, a pro-life law firm, told LifeNews.com they reached a favorable settlement.

Because of religious conviction and heartfelt interaction with her ex-husband’s family, Towers decided to join cooperatively with Richardson’s father to care for their daughter and to drop her court request to remove Richardson’s feeding tube and water.

“Everyone deserves a chance to recover. Life should be protected—not destroyed,” ADF attorney Matt Bowman told LifeNews.com. “This change of heart and settlement has profoundly affected everyone involved. The miracle of life is not something that should be taken lightly.”

ADF indicates that a reconciliation between the parents ensued in September 2008 and they have now decided to settle the case, share joint guardianship of their daughter, and to care for Lauren at Randy Richardson’s Maryland home.

Bowman told LifeNews.com that Lauren is responsive enough to have cried over the news that her parents were getting back together.

"Lauren Richardson wept emotionally when her mother informed her of the settlement and the reconciliation of her parents, confirming to the mother that her daughter was aware and responsive," he said. "Both parents and their families continue to interact with her daily."

...

124 posted on 11/19/2008 4:16:03 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: RGPII; All
This is one of the most touching things I've ever seen, true love in action.

Man and Wife Attends to Paralyzed Ex-Girlfriend for 34 Years

Thread by RGPII.

“We will be here for you,” said Han Huimin to his paralyzed ex girlfriend, Wu Yueying. “We will take care of you as long as we are alive.” Han’s wife, Xu Minfang, also standing by Wu’s sick bed, nodded reassuringly at Wu.

This is the 34th year since Wu was paralyzed after a traffic accident back in 1974. At that time, Wu was Han’s first girlfriend. Han attended to her since then, and refused to consider another girlfriend. He was determined to take care of Wu all his life, even at the cost of his own marriage.

Three years later Han finally agreed to find a girlfriend, only at the earnest pleads of Wu’s parents. But Han made it clear that his future wife must promise to help him take care of Wu. Soon he met Xu Minfang, who, deeply moved by his dedication, later became his wife in 1980 and shared his responsibilities for Wu.

On November 8, Han, now 55, went to the drugstore for Wu’s medicine while his wife chatted with Wu at her bedside. For the past 34 years, the couple has worked together like this to take care of Wu.

Xu has been a very attentive nurse to Wu. She carefully keeps Wu warm because coughs and having mucous may become dangerous for paralyzed patients.

The couple also prepared two sets of televisions in Wu’s bedroom so that she is able to watch TV whichever side she turns her head. Han also had Wu’s bed specially made for her convenience. Their meticulous care has been the only reason Wu survived all those years.

The past 34 have tied Han and Wu’s families closely together. Now they are like one family, and are always there for each other."

125 posted on 11/19/2008 4:20:01 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: All
As many lives are at stake in this war as any America has ever fought.

Thread by me.

The Coming "War" Between the Obama Administration and the Catholic Church

WASHINGTON, November 19, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The possible signing of the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) by President-Elect Barack Obama would be "the equivalent of a war" an unnamed senior Vatican official recently told TIME magazine. 

The startling comments make the second time this week that a Vatican official has forthrightly and in the strongest language condemned Obama's extreme policies on abortion.  Speaking at the Catholic University of America a few days ago, Vatican Cardinal James Stafford labeled Obama's anti-life policies as "aggressive, disruptive, and apocalyptic," also noting that, "On November 4, 2008, America suffered a cultural earthquake" (see coverage: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/nov/08111703.html).
 
With Catholic, but outspokenly pro-abortion individuals occupying two prominent positions (Joseph Biden as vice president and Tom Daschle as Health and Human Services Secretary) the specter of public excommunication or denial of communion for prominent members of the Obama Administration has arisen. 
 
The focus of the Vatican’s concern, FOCA, is a bill that would do away with state laws on abortion, including laws mandating parental involvement, or banning partial birth abortion. FOCA would also compel taxpayer funding of abortions, and, of greatest concern to Bishops, would force faith-based hospitals and healthcare facilities to perform abortions.

Obama has in the past said that he would make signing FOCA one of the highest priorities of his presidency.
 
Last week at the meeting of US Bishops in Baltimore, Cybercast News Service asked Chicago Cardinal Francis George, the current president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, if voting for FOCA would bring a penalty of automatic excommunication for Catholic politicians. The Cardinal did not rule it out...

126 posted on 11/19/2008 4:26:18 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: JohnHuang2; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; ...
A fitting title.

Thread by JohnHuang2

The abortion president

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!

127 posted on 11/19/2008 4:32:58 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

This is wonderful. I love good news.


128 posted on 11/19/2008 4:36:57 PM PST by BykrBayb (May God have mercy on our souls. ~)
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To: BykrBayb

I forgot to say that it was a thread I posted, but the link is there.


129 posted on 11/19/2008 4:38:17 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Praise the Lord! But, I can not help but think about how self centered this mother is! Geez, if she is divorced, she wants to kill her daughter, but if she and her husband get back together, and she is happy, the daughte gets to live. Kind of disgusting.


130 posted on 11/19/2008 4:38:27 PM PST by tuckrdout (~ 'Daily example is the most subtle of poisons.' ~)
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To: tuckrdout; 8mmMauser; BykrBayb; floriduh voter; Lesforlife; Sun; Dante3

We prayed, Lauren’s mother changed her mind and Lauren gets to live, the reasons behind it really don’t matter.

Also, I think the reconciliation is as friends and not romantic.


131 posted on 11/19/2008 4:44:04 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

I am just glad she gets to live.


132 posted on 11/19/2008 4:47:20 PM PST by Dante3
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To: Dante3

Exactly, that is the ONLY thing that matters right now.


133 posted on 11/19/2008 4:50:47 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

“We prayed, Lauren’s mother changed her mind and Lauren gets to live, “

That is such wonderful news.

Thank you dear God.


134 posted on 11/19/2008 5:28:37 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: wagglebee; All

I was reading that FOCA would force pro-life doctors and nurses to perform abortions, which could also lead to closing Catholic hospitals.


135 posted on 11/19/2008 6:24:26 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: wagglebee

Thanks for the ping!


136 posted on 11/19/2008 9:20:19 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: cpforlife.org; All
Jill Stanek always tells it like it is.

Thread by cpforlife.org

Pro-life movement: Both ends against the middle

I regret to report it was pro-life dissidents who caused the defeat of the South Dakota abortion ban initiative and worsened the lopsided trouncing of the Colorado personhood amendment. According to Medical News Today:

The defeat of abortion ballot measures across the country… may have been the result of divisions among anti-abortion groups. …

Opposition to the measure in South Dakota came from the anti-abortion groups American Life League and South Dakota Right to Life. The groups did not support the measure because of its exceptions to the abortion ban – cases of rape or incest or in narrowly defined instances "to preserve the health or life of the woman." ...

137 posted on 11/20/2008 3:46:26 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: tcg; All
We have a lot more nightmares in store for us.

Thread by tcg.

A Pro-Life Nightmare: Daschle Appointed as the new Secretary of Health and Human Services

It wasn’t that many years ago that Tom Daschle was the pro-life movement’s worst congressional nightmare. Over the years, as a Senator and Senate Minority Leader, he constantly supported pro-choice legislation and initiatives.

In 1997, for example, Daschle proposed what he called a "compromise" regarding partial-birth abortion, banning the procedure while allowing exemptions for any woman who claimed mental or physical health reasons for having such a late-term procedure. Most saw this tactic as a smokescreen to guarantee the option to abort children by this grisly procedure akin to infanticide.

138 posted on 11/20/2008 3:47:57 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: 8mmMauser; BykrBayb; floriduh voter; Lesforlife; All
We will NEVER back down!

Thread by me.

Election Results Don't Mean Pro-Life Movement to Stop, Limit Abortions is Dead

Chicago, IL (LifeNews.com) -- One of the most respected attorneys involved in the battle to pass pro-life legislation at the state level says the presidential election results are a setback for the pro-life movement. But Clarke Forsythe, senior counsel for Americans United for Life, says those who say the pro-life movement is dead are exaggerating.

Forsythe talked with the Zenit news service about the results and said Americans aren't less pro-life because Barack Obama was elected.

Instead, he believes the election was about the economy and, in no way, a repudiation of pro-life principles...

139 posted on 11/20/2008 3:50:04 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: All
This idiot couldn't be more wrong.

Thread by me.

Planned Parenthood CEO Claims Cardinal O'Malley Out of Step With Catholics

Boston, MA (LifeNews.com) -- It's no surprise that Catholic Church officials take pro-abortion politicians or groups to task for saying they are out of step with pro-life Catholic teachings. Now, a Planned parenthood CEO in Massachusetts is turning the tables and claiming Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston is out of step with his membership...

140 posted on 11/20/2008 3:51:46 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
Haleigh Poutre Update

More on the horrors that Haleigh endured.

Child-abuse expert: Photos of Haleigh Poutre show repeated abuse

By Patricia Wen, Globe Staff

SPRINGFIELD - Displaying hospital photos of Haleigh Poutre's battered body shortly after she fell into a coma in 2005, a child-abuse expert today depicted the girl as the victim of systematic abuse that included cigarette burns and physical restraints, not a troubled child engaging in self-injurious behavior as defense attorneys have suggested.

One photo, shown by Dr. Christine Barron during the child abuse trial of Haleigh's stepfather, revealed the girl's bare back, with nearly a dozen bruises and cuts on all sides and near the spine. Barron said the shape of many of the wounds suggested that the 11-year-old Westfield girl was struck multiple times by a "hard solid object."

"Is that an area a child could reach herself?" asked prosecutor Laurel Brandt, pointing to an image of a circular wound on the child's back...

141 posted on 11/20/2008 3:57:14 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Thanks for the ping!


142 posted on 11/20/2008 8:53:34 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: wagglebee

Increidble to suggest those injuries were self inflicted.


143 posted on 11/21/2008 4:08:26 AM PST by Dante3
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To: Alamo-Girl

You’re very welcome.


144 posted on 11/21/2008 4:51:47 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: cpforlife.org
This was ALWAYS Obama's intent.

Thread by cpforlife.org

Obama Selecting Most Anti-Life&Family Rads He Can Find-plans to dismantle protection for marriage

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 20, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In light of further actual and rumored appointments, Obama’s future presidential administration is steadily emerging as a regime ominously packed with Obama insiders who promise to help roll out the carpet for the President-elect's radical anti-life and anti-family agenda.

Media outlets recently named Arizona governor Janet Napolitano as Obama’s probable choice for secretary of Homeland Security.

An early Obama supporter and campaigner, Napolitano firmly established herself as an extreme abortion supporter by vetoing the partial birth abortion ban, and in one month she vetoed four anti-abortion bills. In 2005 NARAL warmly praised the governor for vetoing a bill that would have allowed Arizona pharmacies not to distribute the abortifacient morning-after pill due to a moral or religious objection.

Tom Dashcle has recently been named as the likely candidate for the next Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), an appointment Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council said gives pro-lifers a “frightening glimpse” into the new Cabinet.

The former Democratic Senate majority leader gained notoriety for his liberal views on abortion when he opposed the partial-birth abortion ban, endorsed taxpayer-funded military abortions, and supported taxpayer funding to provide morning-after pills to young public school girls. Perkins also lamented that Daschle, a man with no experience in public health, is on track to become the ultimate authority on federal health issues.

One of the national co-chairs for Obama’s presidential campaign, Daschle warmed early on to Obama and in 2007 gushed that the Illinois senator “personifies the future of Democratic leadership in our country.”

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145 posted on 11/21/2008 5:40:55 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: 8mmMauser; BykrBayb; floriduh voter; Sun; Lesforlife
How obtuse can some people be?

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Douglas Kmiec: Barack Obama More Catholic Than Previous Pro-Life Presidents

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The Pepperdine law professor who calls himself a pro-life Catholic but was one of the leading apologists for perhaps the most pro-abortion presidential candidate in history is at it again. Douglas Kmiec is now saying Barack Obama is more Catholic than previous presidents who were pro-life.

Kmiec's comments come in response to some from Cardinal J. Francis Stafford, head of the Apostolic Penitentiary of the Holy See, who called Obama on the carpet on abortion in a speech at the Catholic University of America last Thursday...

146 posted on 11/21/2008 5:42:55 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: All
As far as I'm concerned this is McCain's fault!

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Pew Study Finds Less Than One Percent of Election Coverage Included Abortion

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- If some Americans voted for Barack Obama for president without knowing his strong pro-abortion views, a new Pew study finds the media is partly to blame. The new Pew Forum study found less than 1 percent of campaign news coverage related to abortion issues...

147 posted on 11/21/2008 5:44:43 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

More PROPAGANDA. If they say the lie enough, they’ll find somebody to believe he’s almost The Pope, no disrespect to the Pope.


148 posted on 11/22/2008 4:18:37 PM PST by floriduh voter (Pres. Hussein New Mantra "Wouldn't You Like to Be a Marxist too?")
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
The question is whether the Italians will show more fortitude than Florida and Congress did with Terri.

Thread by me.

Italian Government Must Act Fast to Save Eluana: Prominent Italian Lawyer

ROME, November 21, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Some hope still exists to save Eluana Englaro’s life, but the government must move quickly to overcome political differences and act, a prominent Italian lawyer today told LifeSiteNews.com today.

The greatest hope to save the life of Eluana Englaro is to have the Italian government pass an emergency measure defining food and water as a human right, and not medical treatment, he said. While a group of pro-life advocates have brought a request for a hearing on the subject to the European Court of Human Rights, such an attempt, he said, will almost certainly result in a backlash against the legal concept of the right to life.

149 posted on 11/23/2008 12:05:05 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Sun; All
Though it is probably hopeless, we must try.

Thread by Sun.

Petition to the United Nations (to stop universal right to abortion)

December 10 is the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Rumor is that pro-abortion radicals will use this celebration to demand a universal right to abortion.

For years pro-abortion radicals have tried to strip the right to life from unborn children. They pressure countries to reinterpret U.N. documents and write new ones that deny children, families and parents of their human rights. They even claim that the "right to life" in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and treaties means a right to abortion!

We expect pro-abortion activists to present petitions making this ridiculous claim to the General Assembly at the Dec. 10th event at the U.N. We need to outdo them.

150 posted on 11/23/2008 12:07:38 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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