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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: wagglebee

Thanks for the ping!


51 posted on 11/06/2008 9:42:39 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Jim Robinson; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; ...
Special thanks to Jim Robinson for clarifying EXACTLY what Free Republic is and what we stand for!

Notice: Free Republic IS and will remain a pro-Life & Liberty Web site

Revising and extending my remarks:

We're receiving lots of complaints lately from freshly banned liberals, trolls and malcontents. Well, Free Republic has not changed and will not change. We are NOT "fair and balanced." Never will be.

We are biased toward God, country, Life and Liberty. Marriage, family and traditional values. Constitution, inalienable rights, private property and limited government. Small government, small spending, small taxes. National security, national sovereignty, strong defense and secure borders. Individual rights, individual responsibility and self-government. Privacy, individual and family security, self-defense and right to keep and bear arms. Rights to freely exercise our religion, freedom of speech, freedom of association, freedom of dissent and freedom to resist government intervention, intrusion, tyranny or abuse. Right to constitutional government and constitutionalist/originalist judges, not liberal activists.

Free Republic is not a government project, not an IRS non-profit organization and not a charity. Free Republic is private property and we reserve the right to control content, association, political direction and access. No "fairness doctrine" applies...

"We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will give you no rest."

52 posted on 11/07/2008 4:42:01 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: ikeonic; All
I'm not going to speak for anyone else, but I don't believe it is even possible to be a pro-death conservative and I am not open-minded enough to give anyone an opportunity to prove me wrong.

Thread by ikeonic.

No Party for Pro-Choice Conservatives

Let's say you have two candidates, Candidate X and Candidate Y. Candidate X has a very poor track record as a fiscal conservative but is a rabid social conservative whose is solidly pro-life. Candidate Y has a reputation and record as a very fiscal conservative but has a slightly different opinion on abortion than the pro-life party line. Which candidate would win the Republican nomination for President?

I think any honest Republican knows the answer to that hypothetical scenario. Candidate X could be George W. Bush. Candidate Y could be Barry Goldwater.

When it comes to the Presidency, there is an unofficial litmus test for abortion in the GOP. You could be an advocate for all the bedrock values of the GOP but if you don't toe the party line to a T on abortion, you are unelectable and persona non grata.

You must be a social conservative first and foremost. No exceptions. Fiscal conservatism is a nice bonus and must be talked about, but deviation on abortion is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

53 posted on 11/07/2008 4:46:00 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
Billy and Franklin Graham are drawing the line with Obama.

Thread by me.

Billy Graham Won't Advise Obama, Mentions His Strong Pro-Abortion Position

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Respected Christian preacher Billy Graham has been an advisor and spiritual helper to presidents dating back to President Eisenhower. But that relationship with presidents will end in part because incoming president Barack Obama takes such a profoundly pro-abortion position.

To be sure, Graham's health is the main reason for the decision, his son Franklin Graham told the Associated Press.

"My father feels like his time and day for that is over," Franklin Graham said. "But he would certainly like to meet (Obama) and pray with him."

But Franklin expressed concerns about Obama's abortion position -- something he mentioned to the senator during the campaign as a problem.

He told AP the Bible is clear in its teaching that human life deserves respect and protection even before birth.

"President-elect Obama heard our position," Franklin Graham told the news service. "And I told him that this was very difficult for us and hard for us. It's a moral issue that we just can't back down on."

"But he's our president-elect, and those positions that he holds that are contrary to Biblical teaching, I hope that God will change his heart," Graham added...

54 posted on 11/07/2008 4:49:14 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
Doctors and hospitals in Washington are beginning to stand up to the culture of death!

Thread by me.

Washington Doctors, Hospitals Refuse to Take Part in New Assisted Suicide Law

Olympia, WA (LifeNews.com) -- Voters in Washington may have made their state the second in the nation to legalize assisted suicide but that doesn't mean patients who want their physician's help in killing themselves will be able to get it. Doctors and hospitals are already speaking up saying they will refuse assisted suicide requests.

Though voters approved I-1000 on Tuesday, the Washington State Medical Association says doctors have no obligation to participate in killing patients.

Meanwhile, Providence Health and Services, the largest medical system in eastern Washington, states it will prohibit doctors from killing patients at its medical centers, nursing homes and other facilities.

"Providence will not support physician-assisted suicide within its ministries," it said in a statement published in the Spokesman Review newspaper.

"This position is grounded in our basic values of respect for the sacredness of life, compassionate care of dying and vulnerable persons, and respect for the integrity of medical, nursing and allied health professions. We do not believe health care providers should ever be put in a position of aiding a patient in taking his or her own life," the statement continued...

55 posted on 11/07/2008 4:51:32 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!


56 posted on 11/07/2008 9:01:38 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: SJackson; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; ...
Once again, the culture of death is trying to kill another child. Motl Brody is an 12 year old Orthodox Jew with brain cancer and like Samuel Golubchuk a hospital is totally ignoring the families religious beliefs.

Thread by SJackson.

Orthodox Jews Sue To Keep Brain Dead Son On Life Support-DC hospital suing to cease life support

Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. took the family of a 12-year-old Orthodox Jewish boy on life support to court yesterday.

Motl Brody's family wants to keep their brain-dead son on mechanical assistance for religious reasons, but the hospital said its resources are being used to preserve a deceased body. The case is currently disputed in the D.C. Superior Court.

Mr. Brody, under care for brain cancer, was pronounced dead Tuesday night after tests showed no signs of brain activity. His family said their Orthodox Jewish faith does not define death as cessation of brain function alone. The hospital argued that Mr. Brody is dead, and no religious principle can deny that.

"This child has ceased to exist by every medical definition," Sophia Smith, one of Mr. Brody's physicians, wrote in court papers. "There is no activity in any portion of his brain, including the brain stem."

Kenneth H. Rosenau, an attorney for the hospital, told the Washington Post, "There is no religious principle at issue in this case, but a clash of life and death."

The hospital's lawyers noted that alternative care facilities had denied acceptance of the boy because he is brain-dead.

Jeffery Zuckerman, the Brody family's lawyer, is challenging the hospital's plans to take Mr. Brody off life support on the grounds that religious beliefs must be respected under federal law.

"Under Jewish law and their faith, there is no such thing as brain death," he told to the Washington Post. "Their religious beliefs are entitled to respect."

Some states like New York and New Jersey have provisions in their laws and regulations that make exceptions for Orthodox Jews in similar instances. Washington, D.C. does not.

Rabbi Moshe Bogomilsky of Congregation Yeshiva of in Crown Heights, New York agreed with the Brody family's wishes. "There are some that feel brain-dead is sufficient [to declare a person's death]," said. "But the authoritative [Orthodox Jewish] opinion is we follow the heartbeat to declare the difference between life and death."

"As long as the heart is beating, he's alive," he added. "It may not be the best situation, but if a person's alive, we can't do anything that would shorten a life for a person."

In situations where congregants have a choice of whether or not their loved one should go on life support, Rabbi Bogomilsky said he would "encourage them to go on life support."

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"We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will give you no rest."

57 posted on 11/09/2008 9:16:19 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

Couldn’t remember who kept the list, I’ll ping if I post any more on this


58 posted on 11/09/2008 9:22:30 AM PST by SJackson (http://www.jewish-history.com/emporium/)
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To: Salvation; All
The systematic slaughter of 1500 black babies EVERY DAY is the epitome of racism!

Thread by Salvation.

What America Has Done (Was the election about racial equality or the right to life?)

I have been wounded in my heart by the election results to a degree that truly amazes me. There is the kind of pain in my heart that comes from a deep sense of betrayal. I know that a majority of my fellow Americans have never been, and are not now, anywhere near believing in the unlimited abortion license vocally supported by the president-elect during his campaign. I know that Barack Obama won the votes of Catholics who are not at all in favor of his abortion policies and that he won in spite of those policies, not because of them. Still the feeling that my heart has been pierced by betrayal has been acute.

It isn’t just the work, the hours, the energy and words expended. It is that I long with all my heart for my country’s promise to respect the inalienable right to life of all human beings to come true. Anything that pushes the hope of seeing that further away, hurts.

59 posted on 11/09/2008 9:25:06 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: SJackson; BykrBayb; floriduh voter; Lesforlife

Thanks for posting it. I got an email about this on Friday and was going to post yesterday but FR was down all day.

We will certainly keep an eye on this.


60 posted on 11/09/2008 9:30:50 AM 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...

Despite the efforts of the defense, Haleigh's case will go forward.

No mistrial in Haleigh case

Assistant district attorney Laural Brandt, left, holds up a pajama top belonging to Haleigh Poutre for detective Roxanne Bradley of the Westfield Police Department to identify during the trial of Jason Strickland in Springfield. Strickland is charged in the 2005 beating of his stepdaughter, Haleigh Poutre.

By BUFFY SPENCER
bspencer@repub.com

SPRINGFIELD - Hampden Superior Court Judge Judd J. Carhart denied a defense lawyer's request Friday for a mistrial in the child abuse case of Jason D. Strickland.

Alan J. Black asked for the mistrial after state trooper Ronald Gibbons testified that an aluminum baseball bat found at Stickland's home had "tested positive." The search of the Westfield home occurred on Sept. 14, 2005, three days after Strickland's 11-year-old stepdaughter Haleigh Poutre was brought to the hospital with serious head injuries.

Gibbons, while being cross-examined by defense lawyer Richard J. Rubin about why certain items were seized by police, said that the bat had tested positive. Gibbons did not say what the bat tested positive for.

The bat was found in a basement closet and had Haleigh's name written on it in several places, Gibbons said.

The judge heard Black's request for a mistrial while the jury was out of the courtroom. Black told Carhart that the jury already had heard the statement which he termed very misleading. He said testimony by others he intended to call later would show that while initial tests were "positive," a more exhaustive test found no human blood on the bat.

Carhart said that although Gibbons should not have made that statement, he would order jurors to disregard it, and denied the request for a mistrial...

61 posted on 11/09/2008 9:55:17 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
Perhaps what we have to look forward to under reimbursement for outcome health care.

I suspect the vast majority of Americans, even a majority of Freepers, would have no problem disconnecting life support in this case based on systemic costs. Overriding the family’s wishes, their willingness to pay, and the availability of the needed services. Surgery to extend the life of an 80 year old by a year, open heart surgery for smokers and the overweight. That’s where this case takes us.

62 posted on 11/09/2008 9:55:18 AM PST by SJackson (http://www.jewish-history.com/emporium/)
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To: All
The UK deathbots are cheering their American comrades.

Thread by me.

UK campaigners welcome support from Washington for assisted suicide

British campaigners seeking to decriminalise assisted suicide today welcomed news from the US election that voters in the state of Washington had backed the introduction of legislation to permit a form of euthanasia.

The measure, called "Initiative 1000" was approved by about 58% of voters in the north-western state, according to the latest figures today, and will allow terminally ill people, who have been diagnosed as having six months or less to live, to be prescribed life-ending medication, which would be self-administered.

The law would also remove the threat of prosecution to people who may wish to help a terminally ill person end their life.

A number of British MPs and campaigners such as Debbie Purdy, a terminally ill woman who last week lost her legal challenge to the UK's system of prosecuting assisted suicide cases, are fighting to legalise assisted suicide in the UK.

The legislation in Washington state follows similar moves in the state of Oregan and a number of European countries, including Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland, where assisted suicide is already no longer a crime...

63 posted on 11/09/2008 10:00:44 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: SJackson

I think the past few decades have resulted in America misplacing its priorities and what it spends money on. There is no reason that anyone should have to die if we have the means to prevent it.


64 posted on 11/09/2008 10:03:10 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

**I have been wounded in my heart by the election results to a degree that truly amazes me. There is the kind of pain in my heart that comes from a deep sense of betrayal.**

I, too, felt this. In fact, it was so monstrous that I had to go to Confession and talk with the priest about it.

The lives of these children are in God’s hands right now, and we must trust God. (Hard to do for me — letting go and letting Obama have a hand at the wheel — but possibly that is what needs to happen to wake up the longing for life, liberty and happiness held by all Americans.)


65 posted on 11/09/2008 5:15:56 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: All
Fight FOCA!

Obama reviews Bush orders on stem cells, drilling
Obama reviews Bush orders on stem cells, drilling (Be prepared for the gas prices to go up)
Let us Celebrate Barrack Obama, Let us Celebrate Life
Obama Positioned to Quickly Reverse Bush Actions Stem Cell, Climate Rules
Pro-Life Dem Breakthroughs (Bad News for FOCA?) Stopping FOCA: EWTN TV w/ Gianna Jessen, Sister Nirmala, Archbishop Burke, among others(?)
Dr. Alveda King to Pro-Lifers: Forward, March
What America Has Done (Was the election about racial equality or the right to life?)
The Freedom of Choice Act: Radical Attempt to Prematurely End Debate over Abortion
Becket Fund to Award Canterbury Medal to Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap.
Doug Kmiec to give election ‘post-mortem’ at Calif. seminary [Catholic Caucus]

Fighting FOCA (the time to act is now!)
Billy Graham Won't Advise Obama Because of Strong Pro-Abortion Position
Bishop Carlson: Our witness must grow stronger (Statement on election results)
Back to the Drawing Board (several bishops calling for Faithful Citizenship to be overhauled)
On Eucharistic Consistency (Florida bishop urges Biden to examine conscience before Communion)
Future Obama abortion legislation will violate conscience rights, PRI president says
THERE IS STILL A GOD IN HEAVEN!
Bill Berkowitz: Religious Right Down but Not Out
Freedom of Choice Act - Election Implications

66 posted on 11/09/2008 5:17:14 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

I always think of the 5th Glorious Mystery of the Rosary. The ultimate triumph of God over evil. Be of strong heart - we do God’s work.


67 posted on 11/09/2008 5:24:16 PM PST by Patriotic1 (Dic mihi solum facta, domina - Just the facts, ma'am)
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To: Salvation

I had been thinking a lot recently about re-reading some of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s (who I truly believe the Church should recognize as a martyr) later works (like “Ethics” and “Letters and Papers from Prison”) because I have a feeling that they may seem more real now than ever before.


68 posted on 11/09/2008 5:24:49 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

Bump!


69 posted on 11/09/2008 8:42:07 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...

Eluana Englaro update

Pro-life forces are lining up to fight for Eluana.

Thread by me.

Pro-life Advocates Rally in Rome for Italian “Terri Schiavo”

ROME, November 10, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – With a verdict expected this week by the Italian high court in the case of Eluana Englaro - who some are calling the "Italian Terri Schiavo" - pro-life Italians from up and down the peninsula held a torchlight rally in front of the Palazzo di Giustizia (Palace of Justice) in Rome on Saturday night.

The Catholic action group, Militia Christi, organised the rally to show support for Eluana. Demonstrators held torches, flags and banners, attracting attention of passing traffic and tourists on the historic Ponte Umberto, which spans the Tiber directly in front of the Palazzo.

Msgr. Ignacio Barreiro, the director of the Rome office of Human Life International told LifeSiteNews.com, “We are here to defend the life of Eluana Englaro.”

“Now we are arriving to the end of the judicial road,” he said. “No more appeals. It’s a very serious problem because the highest tribunal could decide that feeding and hydration could be disconnected from Eluana. And it could constitute a precedent to other cases.”

Eluana Englaro, 36, was severely injured in a 1992 car accident that left her in a state of minimal consciousness. However, she can breathe on her own and is not on a ventilator. Her “life support” has consisted of assisted feeding and hydration. Her father, Beppino Englaro, has been petitioning courts to remove his daughter's assisted nutrition and hydration since 1999.

In July, a lower court ruled that doctors could remove Eluana’s food and hydration tube. The state appealed the decision, saying that the ruling against Eluana constituted an attempt to change existing law. While this argument was rejected, a ruling on the government’s appeal from the Supreme Court of Cassation is expected tomorrow.

Eluana’s father Beppino Englaro has stated that, although he is legally entitled to remove his daughter’s food and hydration, he is not willing to proceed until all appeals are concluded.

Although media reports say that she is in a “persistent vegetative state” or a “deep coma,” her supporters report that Eluana has moments of minimal consciousness. Despite this, the previous court ruled that it had been shown both that her coma is irreversible and that she has expressed her desire not to live if she were in a "persistent vegetative state." The Court of Appeal said the decision was "inevitable given the extraordinary duration of a state of permanent vegetation," and given that her "vision of life” was “irreconcilable with the total and irreversible loss of her mental faculties."

The decision will not only affect Eluana’s life, Msgr. Barreiro said, but is a crucial one in the fight against legalised euthanasia.

The decision will set a precedent for many other similar cases that are ready to be argued; it could also have a strong bearing on a proposed bill on “living wills” which could establish the right to remove the food and hydration of patients.

“That’s passive euthanasia,” Msgr. Barreiro said. “It is a form of assisted suicide; and there is a risk of that in this law. That’s why we are afraid that this law will serve as a Trojan horse to introduce in a limited way, passive euthanasia.

“It’s a crucial decision because it could open the door to euthanasia in Italy.”

About Eluana, Msgr. Barreiro said, “She is not in a deep coma, because she opens her eyes. But at the same time, that is irrelevant. We have to insist that it is irrelevant whether she is in a deep coma or gives some signs of being able to relate. Because any human being has a right to food, water and bed rest independent of his or her condition.”

If the court upholds the father’s request, “that would be a very negative antecedent,” Msgr. Barreiro added.

"We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will give you no rest."

70 posted on 11/10/2008 3:56:32 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
It hasn't escaped Obama's attention that, though WORTHLESS from a medical standpoint, embryonic stem cells are still an "untapped" market for infanticide.

Thread by tcg.

Opinion: President - Elect Set to Remove Protection of Embryonic Life?

So, with the stroke of a pen human embryos would become property, capable of being “manufactured” like a commodity, and available to be used as spare parts in experimentation which has produced no discernible scientific results. It is all even more troubling because adult stem cell research and fetal chord blood research have actually shown significant promise but have received little or no attention or research support. Most importantly, the use of these stem cells is never deadly. Every so called “extraction” of embryonic stem cells kills a living human embryo. I write as a Catholic Christian who warned of the implications of the new administrations’ pledge to Planned Parenthood to pass the evil “Freedom of Choice Act” which would enshrine the results of the Roe and Doe opinions into Federal law and remove every limiting restriction on abortion on demand. Now, this news from inside the transition team of the President elect indicates that the grave dangers to human life may begin even before the new President has a chance to make good on that promise...

71 posted on 11/10/2008 3:59:31 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: pissant
Hitler did a better job masking his agenda.

Thread by pissant.

President-elect Obama Reveals his Position as 'The abortion President' with Proposed Executive..

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 /Christian Newswire/ -- On Sunday, transition advisors to the President-elect have revealed a potential list of executive orders that Mr. Obama would reverse once he became President.

They include reversing a provision barring international organizations that receive American aid from counseling about the availability of abortions and reversing President Bush's ban of federal funds for embryonic stem cell research.

The Christian Defense Coalition, along with other faith organizations, warned that if Barack Obama were elected he would be the "most radical pro-abortion President" in American history.

72 posted on 11/10/2008 4:02:25 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Salvation
What's next, Tiller the Killer for Surgeon General?

Thread by Salvation.

Kathleen Sebelius waiting to pounce? [Lead Dept. of Health and Human Services]?

Kathleen Sebelius waiting to pounce?

Rocco reports that extreme pro-abortion advocate (and Catholic) Kathleen Sebelius, governor of Kansas (previous AmP mentions here) ... is being considered to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees such things as abortion, and who would be tasked with shepherding FOCA through Congress.
Even if she is not picked to lead that department, it is highly likely she will be offered some prominent position in Obama's cabinet. She was, after all, one of his early, vocal supporters, and has tirelessly supported him since.
A local columnist isn't happy about this development, saying "[Sebelius] appears poised to skip out of the job she was elected to do in Kansas. If that happens, she won't be around to deal with Kansas' huge and looming budget challenges in 2009."

73 posted on 11/10/2008 4:05:27 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Sopater
Obama's take on funerals -- "the most disgusting and manipulative kind of hate politics around."

Thread by Sopater.

Obama's Startling Reaction to Funeral Service for Baby Killed After Failed Abortion

HIALEAH, FL, Nov. 10 /Christian Newswire/ -- In the wake of her long-anticipated funeral, inflammatory comments by President-elect Barack Obama have renewed calls for charges to be filed in the death of Baby Shanice Denise Osbourne, who was born alive after a failed abortion at a Hialeah, Florida, abortion clinic, shoved into a plastic bag, and tossed on the roof of the abortion building to die in July, 2006.

Rev. O'Neal Dozier, of the World Wide Christian Center where Baby Shanice's funeral took place last month, used the opportunity to expose Obama for opposing legislation in Illinois that would have provided protection for babies like Shanice.

In startling response to the media, an Obama spokesperson accused Rev. Dozier of engaging in "the most disgusting and manipulative kind of hate politics around."

"In trying to defend the indefensible, all Obama and his henchmen can do is demonize those who are telling the truth about his voting record," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. "No smear tactic can erase the fact that Obama clearly voted to deny protections for babies like Shanice. In spite of opposition from Obama, there are clear laws protecting live babies from being murdered in cold blood."

The Obama camp's inflammatory remarks only served to call attention to the lack of enforcement of laws that are designed to protect babies who die during failed abortions, and have renewed demands for prosecutors to end the delay in charging unlicensed abortion worker Belkis Gonzalez with Baby Shanice's murder...

74 posted on 11/10/2008 4:09:07 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: klfcmi; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ..
I prefer my ideology that be "offensive" to Marxists!

Thread by klfcmi

“Controversial.” “Onerous.” “Ideologically offensive.” These are the words used by Washington Post reporters Ceci Connolly and R. Jeffrey Smith to describe the pro-life policies of President George W. Bush. The liberal slam came in an article about some of the early actions President-elect Obama will seek to take when he is inaugurated next year...

75 posted on 11/10/2008 4:29:07 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: klfcmi; All
Let's try this again with a link.

Wash Post: Pro-Life Views "Ideologically Offensive"


76 posted on 11/10/2008 4:30:00 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
Hey wagglebee, are you planning to attend the march for life in DC this coming January???

If I am not mistaken it will be two days after Obama is inaugurated.

Talk about the irony.

77 posted on 11/10/2008 6:07:51 PM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: mware

I’m going to make every effort to attend, but the next six months are extremely busy for me.


78 posted on 11/11/2008 4:12:07 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: rhema
More on the "offensiveness" of not applauding the murder of 50 MILLION INNOCENT AMERICANS.

Thread by rhema.

Washington Post Admits Bias for Obama, Calls Pro-Life Policies "Offensive"

In a weekend article, the ombudsman for the Washington Post admitted that the liberal newspaper had a bias for pro-abortion candidate Barack Obama during the elections. The paper followed the article with a report on how the President-elect would overturn "ideologically offensive" pro-life policies...

79 posted on 11/11/2008 4:14:41 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Daniel T. Zanoza
An amazing dose of reality.

Thread by Daniel T. Zanoza.

Abortion in America: A Voice From The Womb--If Only We Could Hear It

Editor's Note: Dan Gura is a conservative activist, free lance writer and a contributing editor to RFFM.org. The following column is a touching reminder of the humanity we lose through the act of abortion. Gura does not indict the mother in his piece. Gura attempts to approach the issue of abortion from a perspective of a child who will never have the opportunity to speak for him or herself. The column is thought-provoking and is meant to give a voice to the voiceless.

It is my honor to interview unnamed fetus, male. Forever 20 weeks old.

Q. Fetus, that's an interesting name. What does it mean?

A. Fetus is Latin for "Little One." Every man, woman, and child who lives, or has ever lived, started their life sharing my name. But make no mistake of it, I am a unique child of God.

Q. You look mighty small? How old did you say you are?

A. I am a second trimester baby. I may look small, but I am an individual human being, with DNA unique from both my mother and my father. God breathed an eternal soul into me at the moment of my conception.

My body is growing rapidly...I weigh 9 1/2 ounces and I'm 6 1/2 inches long. I've been told that my brain is developing at an amazing rate...something about millions of motor neurons forming which allows me greater control over my muscle movements. I don't understand what that all means, but I sure do like sucking on my thumb!

And my eyes have been functioning for three weeks now. There's not a lot to see, but I do turn away from bright lights...

80 posted on 11/11/2008 4:18:33 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
Dr. Alveda King explains exactly how Obama harms her uncle's dream.

Thread by me.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's Niece: Abortion Means Obama Doesn't Fulfill Dream

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. says Barack Obama doesn't fulfill her uncle's dream despite his election last week as president. Dr. Alveda King says Obama's pro-abortion position makes it so the civil rights struggle is not complete because unborn children are killed in abortion.

Alveda King told LifeNews.com on Tuesday that the civil rights struggle for unborn children continues and noted that abortion adversely affects the black community.

"The election of an African American president sends a powerful and historic message that what was previously unthinkable can become reality," King said.

"The battle for equal rights has reached a major milestone, but Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream of full equality remains just a dream as long as unborn children continue to be treated no better than property," she added...

81 posted on 11/11/2008 4:21:40 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
Big Murder is now threatening even more death, this time against Father Frank Pavone.

Thread by me.

Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life Receives Post-Election Death Threat

WASHINGTON, November 11, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - I received the following message on my blog (http://www.priestsforlife.org/blog ) the day after the elections:

“IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR FATHER FRANK PAVONE

“I am predicting that there will be more anti-abortion terror because of this election. I AM ALSO PREDICTING THAT THIS TIME IT WILL BE ANSWERED IN KIND BY PRO-CHOICE COUNTERTERRORISTS, who will mount similar terrorist attacks against well-known right-to-lifers. FATHER FRANK will be a natural target for pro-choice counterterrorists.

“I therefore advise you, Fr Frank, if you read that there has been another abortion-clinic shooting or bombing, get out of town immediately. Take a vacation abroad. Go visit the Vatican. If there is another act of anti-abortion terror, your life will not be safe in the USA.

“Good luck.”

Some other pro-life leaders received a similar message, and it has been reported to law enforcement.

82 posted on 11/11/2008 4:24:20 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
There are millions and millions of women who simply need to know that they are not alone, that there are others who do understand and who do care.

Thread by me.

New York Subway Riders Respond to Ad and Share Post-Abortion Grief, Agony

New York City, NY (LifeNews.com) -- A subway advertising campaign in New York City reaching out to men and women who suffer from abortions or experienced the pain of an abortion through a loved one is yielding results. The woman behind the campaign said thousands have responded with their own post-abortion grief and agony.

The campaign relies on the tag line "abortion changes you" and the ads have been seen by hundreds of thousands of New York subway riders during the past month.

To date, more than 1,400 New Yorkers have responded by visiting the Abortion Changes You web site.

83 posted on 11/11/2008 4:26:41 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

Now Fr. Pavone will need security. God can do miracles but he can’t stop LEFTIST BULLETS.


84 posted on 11/12/2008 1:22:39 PM PST by floriduh voter (Pres. Hussein New Mantra "Wouldn't You Like to Be a Marxist too?")
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To: wagglebee

Franklin Graham I guess isn’t gonna meetup w/the obamination either. I think the snub is appropriate and it’s what the Graham’s didn’t say is what we’ve already said here about the new hitler.


85 posted on 11/12/2008 1:26:16 PM PST by floriduh voter (Pres. Hussein New Mantra "Wouldn't You Like to Be a Marxist too?")
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To: wagglebee

Washington doctors with value systems. Great news.


86 posted on 11/12/2008 1:27:17 PM PST by floriduh voter (Pres. Hussein New Mantra "Wouldn't You Like to Be a Marxist too?")
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To: freedumb2003
Remember how he said he wouldn't want his daughter "burdened" by a baby?

No, I don't.

;'{

I remember how he said he wouldn't want his daughter PUNISHED with a baby.

To see raising a child as a "burden" is rational, if misguided.

To see raising a child as a "punishment" is flat evil.

87 posted on 11/12/2008 1:28:13 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: wagglebee

Has this world ever been so full of evil thinkers and doers? I don’t think so.


88 posted on 11/12/2008 1:29:29 PM PST by floriduh voter (Pres. Hussein New Mantra "Wouldn't You Like to Be a Marxist too?")
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To: wagglebee

When Terri Schindler Schiavo was killed in March of 2005, I can’t think of anyone from the Vigil who didn’t say the country as we knew it was over. Look at it now. It’s even worse than anyone had ever imagined. We must be thankful for small victories while turmoil is the new normal.


89 posted on 11/12/2008 1:32:24 PM PST by floriduh voter (Pres. Hussein New Mantra "Wouldn't You Like to Be a Marxist too?")
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To: Salvation

Obama will prove he’s not really a Christian by his actions. IMO, he’s still a muslim, the religion of peace. An Iraqi soldier murdered 2 US soldiers today.


90 posted on 11/12/2008 1:34:53 PM PST by floriduh voter (Pres. Hussein New Mantra "Wouldn't You Like to Be a Marxist too?")
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To: wagglebee

What about Granny in Hawaii? No funeral for her? Yeah, that’s respect for her not to go to her funeral. He went to destroy his birth records and to start dehydration.


91 posted on 11/12/2008 1:36:50 PM PST by floriduh voter (Pres. Hussein New Mantra "Wouldn't You Like to Be a Marxist too?")
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To: ArrogantBustard

I stand well-corrected.

Thank you for putting it accurately and in the proper context.

There IS a big difference between “burden” and “punish.” And seeing one of God’s greatest gifts (even if the gift is unplanned and not in the best of circumstances) as a punishment to be killed is barbarous.


92 posted on 11/12/2008 2:01:25 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Der neuen Fuhrer: AKA the Murdering Messiah: Keep your power dry, folks)
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To: Litany; BykrBayb; floriduh voter; Lesforlife; 8mmMauser
Prayers are URGENTLY needed for a young girl planning an abortion this weekend.

Prayers requested-- 17 yr old planning abortion

My sister just called from Cabot PA. Her coworker's 17 yr old daughter has an abortion scheduled for this Saturday 11/15/08. Please pray that this young mother will change her mind and heart and not murder her child.

93 posted on 11/12/2008 4:04:54 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: SErtelt; All
Our great FRiend Steven Ertelt has a thread showing exactly what the March of Dimes premature baby report OMITS.

March of Dimes Gives US a "D" on Premature Birth, Ignores Abortion Link

Washington, DC -- The March of Dimes released a report on Wednesday chiding the U.S. for failing to improve premature birth numbers and giving the country a "D" for its performance. However the charity's report includes no mention of the link between premature birth and an easily avoidable risk factor: abortion...

94 posted on 11/12/2008 4:06:45 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Lesforlife; BykrBayb; floriduh voter; 8mmMauser; All
Jill Stanek has a wonderful story of how she has found new hope in the wake of the election.

Thread by me.

Jill Stanek: Moving On After Barack Obama, How a Disabled Boy Restored My Pro-Life Fire

It was the Sunday after the election, and everywhere I looked I could only see impending doom.

There is no way God would have allowed Barack Obama to become president were He not finally turning America over to judgment, to whatever great or lesser extent that will be.

I sat in my mother's church and was surprised to feel anger when the worship leader smiled and sang the same songs as ever, as if life hadn't drastically changed the week before, as if the Church itself wasn't indicted by Obama's election.

Then my eye caught a teen with Down syndrome coming late to service with his mother, sitting down the row from me.

95 posted on 11/12/2008 4:09:20 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
Hospitals are preparing to close rather than serve Satan.

Thread by me.

Abortion and Euthanasia Bringing about the Demise of Catholic Health Care: Catholic Obstetrician

ROME, November 12, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Believing Catholics are being pushed out of the medical professions, especially in areas like obstetrics, by the insistence of secularised medical services on “abortion rights,” contraception and, now, increasingly physician-assisted euthanasia, claims a prominent Catholic obstetrician.

Dr. Walley, a Catholic obstetrician, emeritus Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Memorial University of Newfoundland and founder of Matercare International, made these remarks during an interview with LifeSiteNews at the 5th conference of Catholic Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in Rome. “There’s a crisis in obstetrics,” said Walley. “People don’t want to go into it. When I started in obstetrics, it was what you might call a glamour specialty, all about delivering babies. Now, with everything being based on abortion and birth control, you’re in a position where people are saying ‘I don’t want to be involved in doing the abortions.”

The physician also drew a parallel between the development of abortion in obstetrics and the ongoing push around the world for medically assisted euthanasia. “You will get doctors who pull out of their specialties because they don’t want to get involved in euthanasia.”

“We might be looking at the demise of any Catholic involvement in health care.”

...

96 posted on 11/12/2008 4:12:58 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...

Eluana Englaro update

The Vatican is calling dehydration and starvation exactly what it is -- MURDER.

Thread by me.

Removal of Food and Hydration from Italian Woman “Monstrous and Inhuman Murder”: Vatican Prelate

ROME, November 12, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A high-level Vatican official has warned an Italian court that to allow the removal of Eluana Englaro’s feeding tube is a “monstrous and inhuman murder.”

Englaro, 36, was severely injured in a 1992 car accident that left her in a state of minimal consciousness. She can, however, breathe on her own and is not on a ventilator; her “life support” has consisted of assisted feeding and hydration. Her father, Beppino Englaro, has been petitioning courts to remove his daughter's assisted nutrition and hydration since 1999.

The Court of Cassation in Rome, Italy’s highest appeals court, was advised yesterday by Prosecutor-General (PG) Domenico Iannelli, to “allow Eluana to die” by the removal of her food and hydration.

Javier Cardinal Lozano Barragan, however, president of the Pontifical Council for Health, told media today that the push to remove Eluana’s food and hydration was “a monstrosity.”

“To deprive her of water and food means to kill her. It is inhuman,” he said.

Food and water does not belong in the category of therapy, Barragan said. “In any case, to suspend hydration and nutrition in a patient in a ‘vegetative state’ worsens his condition, and the terrible death by hunger and thirst is a monstrous and inhuman murder.”

In July, a lower court ruled that Eluana could be dehydrated to death, but the state appealed. Yesterday the court deferred its decision. The President of the Court, Vincenzo Carbone, said the decision “will be announced as soon as possible, given the particularities of the case.”

"We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will give you no rest."

97 posted on 11/12/2008 4:17:13 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: julieee; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; ...

Eluana Englaro update

We feared this day would come, it is now here.

Thread by julieee.

Court Grants Italy Father Right to Kill Eluana Englaro

Rome, Italy (LifeNews.com) -- The highest court in Italy has granted the right to a disabled woman's father to kill her via euthanasia by removing her feeding tube...

98 posted on 11/13/2008 4:35:21 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; ...

Eluana Englaro update

As with Terri, we must pray that Eluana's father changes his mind, but the culture of death grows more barbaric every day.

Thread by me.

Terri Schiavo's Family Condemns Ruling Allowing Killing of Eluana Englaro

Rome, Italy (LifeNews.com) -- The brother of Terri Schiavo is condemning the decision handed down today by an Italian court allowing Eluana Englaro's father to starve her to death. Englaro went into a coma after an accident and her father wants to remove her feeding tube and starve and dehydrate her to death.

The painful death will be similar to the 13 days without food and water that Schiavo endured before her death.

Terri's brother, Bobby Schindler, told LifeNews.com that he thinks the court should not have allowed the Englaro's father to remove her basic care.

"Today’s ruling will clear the way for Eluana to experience a barbaric and inhumane death by starvation and dehydration," he said.

Schindler is worried that the kind of horrible bioethics that prompted courts in the United States to allow his sister's former husband to kill her is making its way across the globe.

“This court's ruling seems to indicate that American ‘medical ethics’ are spreading like a virus among the international community, threatening countless numbers of elderly, ailing and disabled persons in an increasing and alarming way,” Schindler noted.

"We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will give you no rest."

99 posted on 11/13/2008 4:39:42 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: steadfastconservative
The bishops should have been saying this years ago.

Thread by steadfastconservative.

Catholic bishops will fight Obama on abortion

BALTIMORE (AP) - The nation's Roman Catholic bishops vowed Tuesday to forcefully confront the Obama administration over its support for abortion rights, saying the church and religious freedom could be under attack in the new presidential administration. In an impassioned discussion on Catholics in public life, several bishops said they would accept no compromise on abortion policy. Many condemned Catholics who had argued it was morally acceptable to back President-elect Obama because he pledged to reduce abortion rates. And several prelates promised to call out Catholic policy makers on their failures to follow church teaching. Bishop Joseph Martino of Scranton, Pa., singled out Vice President-elect Biden, a Catholic, Scranton native who supports abortion rights. "I cannot have a vice president-elect coming to Scranton to say he's learned his values there when those values are utterly against the teachings of the Catholic Church," Martino said. The Obama-Biden press office did not immediately respond to a request for comment...

100 posted on 11/13/2008 4:46:20 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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