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Attorney Who Aided Terri Schiavoís Husband Now Advising Barack Obama
Life News ^ | 12/7/08 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 12/08/2008 4:42:42 AM PST by wagglebee

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To: wagglebee

Thanks for the ping!


151 posted on 01/01/2009 9:09:25 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: wagglebee

I’m shocked to hear that O’bummer is aligned with the Death culture, shocked!


152 posted on 01/01/2009 9:11:55 PM PST by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bummer administration looks allot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: wagglebee

Suicide Free Zones: How will they screen for infiltrators? The pro-deathers would thrill at the chance to sneak into a suicide free zone. If they don’t screen, there will be moles.


153 posted on 01/02/2009 12:27:56 PM PST by floriduh voter (Although I've picture in picture & surround sound, NOBAMA TV Inauguration Week.)
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To: EternalVigilance; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; ...
EternalVigilance has posted a very worthwhile and well-written pledge.

The Personhood Imperative Proclamation and Pledge

A Proclamation and Pledge of Non-Cooperation with, and Perpetual Resistance to, the enablers and practitioners of abortion and euthanasia

Whereas, more than three thousand innocent pre-born American children continue to be unlawfully and unconstitutionally killed every day, by cruel and unusual means, and that the evil practice of euthanasia against the elderly and the infirm grows daily, the undersigned citizens of these United States do hereby, in accordance with America’s founding principles, declare that:

“Every human being, without exception, unborn and born, from the very first moment of fertilization, the beginning of biological development, until natural death, existing within any State or Territory of the United States, in accordance with natural rights that preceded, and are preeminent to, the formation and existence of our government, are fully Persons, with the self-evident and attendant God-given, unalienable Right to Life that is possessed by all citizens of the United States; and shall henceforth, and forever, be protected in their Lives and in their Persons under the self-evident principles contained in the Organic Law of the United States: the provisions of the Declaration of Independence, the Northwest Ordinance, which binds all state governments to enforce the unalienable rights guaranteed in the Declaration of Independence, the Preamble to the United States Constitution, the specific provisions of the Fifth, the Eighth, the Ninth, and the Fourteenth Amendments to that document, and in the clear provisions of the constitutions of all fifty States in the Union.

“Commencing on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand and nine, we hereby call upon the Executive Branch of the United States Government, including the law enforcement and military authority thereof, upon the Congress of the United States, and upon all members of the Judiciary of the United States; as well as the executive, legislative, judicial, and law enforcement authorities of all member States and Territories of the United States; to give due regard to the imperative duty created by their sworn oaths made before God, and to therefore recognize and actively protect the unalienable Right to Life of all such Persons, and to do no act or acts to repress such Persons, or to allow or effectuate the taking of any human life; the only exceptions being in the conduct of lawful and just war, justifiable homicide, or after trial and conviction by a jury on a capital offense as explicitly provided for in laws ratified by the elected representatives of the People or by the People themselves.

“The undersigned citizens hereby call upon the President of the United States, and the chief executives of the several States and local jurisdictions, to give due regard to the imperative duty created by their sworn oaths made before God, and so to, by proclamation or executive order, declare the Humanity of the aforesaid Persons, from fertilization until natural death; and to henceforth use the power and authority of their offices in the perpetual task of protecting the God-given, unalienable Right to Life of said Persons, and to use all the power of their offices to enforce the constitutional guarantee of their right to the equal protection of the laws.

“The undersigned citizens hereby call upon the Congress of the United States, the Legislatures of all the States, and the legislative bodies of all local, municipal and county governments, to give due regard to the imperative duty created by their sworn oaths made before God, and so to, by legislation, declare the Humanity of the aforesaid Persons, from fertilization until natural death; and to henceforth use all legislative power to resist those who would alienate the God-given, unalienable Right to Life of said Persons, and the constitutional guarantee of their right to the equal protection of the laws...

154 posted on 01/02/2009 4:35:31 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: tcg
2009 will certainly be a pivotal year in the pro-life movement.

Thread by tcg.

Editorial: 2009, A Year for Life, Marriage and Freedom

We have begun a New Year. These first days are a time for reflection and resolution. I have noted a deep depression in the ranks of some committed to the great human rights struggle of our age, the struggle to defend and protect the first right, the right to life from conception to natural death. Similarly, I have noted weariness among those committed to defending true marriage - and the family founded upon it - against the new cultural revolutionaries who seek to compel society to grant a legal equivalency between homosexual partnerships and marriage and enforce their new order with the Police Power of the State...

155 posted on 01/02/2009 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
Big Murder will turn on their own to protect their agenda.

Thread by me.

Abortion Facility Workers Who Hide Statutory Rape Could be Legally Liable

Indianapolis, IN (LifeNews.com) -- Staff at three Planned Parenthood abortion centers in two states in recent weeks have been exposed covering up cases of statutory rape. While two of the workers are no longer with the abortion business, one pro-life advocate says they could be held legally liable for their actions...

156 posted on 01/02/2009 4:40:03 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: floriduh voter; BykrBayb; Lesforlife; 8mmMauser
There are millions of post-abortive women in California, hopefully this will catch the attention of some of them.

Thread by me.

Walk for Life West Coast Launches Post-Abortion Billboard, Pro-Life March Coming

San Francisco, CA (LifeNews.com) -- The Walk for Life West Coast has grown since its inception and more than 25,000 people took part in the pro-life witness in one of the most pro-abortion cities in the nation. In preparation for the next walk on January 24, the group has sponsored a new billboard.

The sign, advertising the Walk for Life West Coast's signature slogan "Abortion Hurts Women" is now displayed near the approach to one of the most traveled bridges in the U.S.

The 20' x 60' billboard is easily visible to the more than 100,000 cars driving the freeway daily on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge approach.

It includes a phone number for a post-abortion helpline, which is staffed by women who have themselves experienced abortion.

Walk for Life co-chair Eva Muntean talked with LifeNews.com about the billboard, which went up on December 31, and the upcoming walk.

"San Francisco is a beautiful city but there is a lot of sadness beneath the surface--until recently we had more abortions than live births, and a high percentage of our population has experienced abortion," she said.

"We need to reach those women (and men) who are hurting, and this seemed like the most effective method," Muntean added...


157 posted on 01/02/2009 4:43:01 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Thanks for the ping!


158 posted on 01/02/2009 9:15:02 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
Fr. Neuhaus (who is also ill and in need of our prayers) has an excellent commentary comparing the pro-life movement to the radical movements of the 1960s.

Thread by me.

Father Richard John Neuhaus: The Pro-Life Movement as the Politics of the 1960s

Whatever else it is, the pro-life movement of the last thirty-plus years is one of the most massive and sustained expressions of citizen participation in the history of the United States. Since the 1960s, citizen participation and the remoralizing of politics have been central goals of the left. Is it not odd, then, that the pro-life movement is viewed as a right-wing cause? Reinhold Niebuhr wrote about “the irony of American history” and, were he around to update his book of that title, I expect he might recognize this as one of the major ironies within the irony...

159 posted on 01/04/2009 9:46:52 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; ...
The Wall Street Journal has a wonderful piece on how the Kennedys and others made the shift from pro-life to pro-death for political expediency.

Thread by me.

How Support for Abortion Became Kennedy Dogma

For faithful Roman Catholics, the thought of yet another pro-choice Kennedy positioned to campaign for the unlimited right to abortion is discouraging. Yet if Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of Catholics John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, is appointed to fill the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Hillary Clinton, abortion-rights advocates will have just such a champion...

160 posted on 01/04/2009 9:50:11 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Coleus; All
Doctors are not always right!

Thread by Coleus.

Mother has healthy baby boy despite abortion warning by doctor

Gaynor Purdy was warned her first child could have a fatal chromosome defect and a life threatening heart condition. But she rejected two suggestions to terminate the pregnancy and she and her husband Lee are celebrating life with their "perfect" ten-month-old son. Mrs Purdy, 28, a quality control inspector, said: "We refused to give up on him, and decided throughout the pregnancy that as long as he was fighting, we would continue fighting with him."

The couple from Scunthorpe, Lincs, were delighted when they discovered they had conceived shortly before their first wedding anniversary. Four months into the pregnancy doctors told them that part of their unborn child's heart was narrow and underdeveloped and would mean open heart surgery if the baby was born.

They were warned the condition could worsen and around Christmas last year, an immediate termination should be considered. Further tests conducted a few days later on New Year's Eve suggested the baby could also have Edwards Syndrome - the presence of an 18th chromosome - with a life expectancy of only up to four months if birth is survived.

Consultants again recommended the couple consider aborting the baby, fearing he would little to no quality of life once he was born. For the second time, Mrs Purdy and her husband, a 29 year old forklift driver, declined the suggestion. Kai was born six weeks premature on March 5 at Scunthorpe General Hospital weighing just 2lb 6oz and immediately admitted to intensive care, but was discharged within six weeks.

One side of his heart was slightly bigger than the other which may need an operation to correct in the future, but regular tests have been showing the condition is constantly improving...


161 posted on 01/04/2009 9:53:54 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: rhema; BykrBayb; floriduh voter; Lesforlife; 8mmMauser; All
There is no doubt in my mind that abortion is the single most racist institution in history and it CANNOT be defeated until the Black community starts fighting back.

Thread by rhema.

Black genocide: African-Americans fighting high toll of abortion in their own community

Alabama State University (ASU), a historically black college, is planted near the west side of the capital city of Montgomery, a birthplace of the civil-rights movement. The campus sits at the edge of a major housing project. Or as Tijuanna Adetunji puts it: "It's in the 'hood."

That made it the perfect place for Adetunji, 38, who grew up in the Montgomery projects herself, to share her message on African-Americans and the true nature of abortion.

162 posted on 01/04/2009 9:58:25 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

Figures. They both had living human beings “keeping them” from buckets of money.


163 posted on 01/04/2009 9:59:59 AM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (****************************Stop Continental Drift**)
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To: GonzoII; All
ALL life is sacred to God.

Thread by GonzoII.

WITH INFANT IS NOT JUST FRESHNESS OF NEW START AND LIFE BUT ALSO POWER TO HEAL

Did you ever stop to contemplate the spiritual power of a baby? They're innocent -- fresh from Heaven -- and breathe purity. One priest recently said that he would take the power of the presence of an infant over that of an adult healer.

A baby enters the world and brings people together, as Jesus was a magnet in the manger. A baby comes with angels -- as an angel appeared to the shepherds. Angels heal. A baby loves without reserve (there is healing in love) and does not judge. A baby finds joy in simplicity.

From the very start of life, a person -- a baby -- has a mission. Some babies complete their task by the simple act of birth and what they convey during that birth...

164 posted on 01/04/2009 10:01:26 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: BykrBayb; floriduh voter; little jeremiah; Lesforlife; 8mmMauser; All
The selfishness and hubris of some people is just revolting (and that would include the trolls who support infanticide).

Thread by me.

Abortion, not adoption - Two women tell how they would prefer termination to giving up the child

At least two women who have had abortions say they would rather terminate a pregnancy than give the child up for adoption.

The women were responding to a call recently made by several members of the church community and other anti-abortion advocates for expectant mothers contemplating abortion to take the babies to them instead.

Father Gregory Ramkissoon, executive director of Mustard Seed, threw out the lifeline during a press conference recently, saying his organisation and other churches would be willing to care for children whose mothers believed they could not keep them.

However, the two young professionals who spoke with The Gleaner said they would feel guiltier if they were to carry the baby to term and then give it up for adoption, than they would if they terminated the pregnancy.

"I would feel like I neglected my child," said 22-year-old Cecile Lyn.

Lyn explained that the idea of carrying a child to full term and then turning it over to an adoption agency or the church would be more traumatic than having an abortion.

"I don't really see the sense in that," she said. "Why bond with a child for nine months and then give it away?"

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165 posted on 01/04/2009 10:07:03 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

A very well deserved BTTT.

The MSM is the publicity arm of the Dems/leftists.


166 posted on 01/04/2009 11:34:25 AM PST by little jeremiah (Leave illusion, come to the truth. Leave the darkness, come to the light.)
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To: little jeremiah; BykrBayb; floriduh voter; 8mmMauser; All
I've posted a couple threads about euthanasia in Montana.

Ethicists, ministers, doctors debate issues associated with assisted suicide

David Karnos retired last year after teaching philosophy for 31 years at Montana State University Billings. Every year, he taught a class on death and dying, exploring end-of-life subjects including euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.

If we think such discussions are new, he said, it's worth remembering that the most famous philosopher in history, Socrates, killed himself by drinking hemlock in 399 B.C.

"We've argued about it for 3,000 years," Karnos said.

In Montana, the age-old debate over end-of-life decisions took on a new urgency early last month, when a state district judge ruled that Montanans have a right to doctor-assisted suicide...

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The language of dying puts debate in perspective

To talk about the issue of physician-assisted suicide, the first thing you have to do is sort through the words and phrases used in the debate - starting with "physician-assisted suicide."

The Rev. Milous "Mike" Repka doesn't care for the term. "I think of it as an assisted way of dying rather than suicide," he said.

Dr. Deric Weiss, who has been with Billings Clinic since 1997 and is board-certified in internal medicine and in hospice and palliative care, also favors calling it assisted death.

Writing in the Dec. 11 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Robert Steinbrook said designations like "death with dignity" and "physician-assisted suicide" can be considered "emotionally charged and judgmental," depending on which side of the issue you're on...

167 posted on 01/04/2009 1:05:39 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: DakotaRed; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; ...
DakotaRed has posted an excellent thread on the dangers of euthanasia.

Assisted Suicide? Or Encouraged Suicide? It Still Should Be Opposed.

As we all know, this past Novembers election saw Washington States voters duped into passing the so called “Death With Dignity” initiative, making us the second state to allow “doctor assisted suicide.”

The measure passed due to a massive campaign from out of state sources that see the death of others as “humane.” Or, as many refer to it, the “Culture of Death,” that group that sees suicide and abortion as peaceful and humane, but are virulently opposed to the execution of mass murderers...

168 posted on 01/04/2009 1:10:12 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

“For faithful Roman Catholics, the thought of yet another pro-choice Kennedy positioned to campaign for the unlimited right to abortion is discouraging. Yet if Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of Catholics John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, is appointed to fill the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Hillary Clinton, abortion-rights advocates will have just such a champion...”

Sadly, I think just about anyone who Gov. Paterson would pick for U.S. Senator would be a pro-abort.

Tom Suozzi (a Dem who ran against Spitzer in the gubernatorial primary) isn’t a front runner, but his name has been mentioned as one of the politicians under consideration. Suozzi is a practicing Catholic, but I don’t know his position on abortion, except that he is against partial-birth infanticide. I’m currently doing more research on him.


169 posted on 01/04/2009 1:12:59 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!


170 posted on 01/04/2009 8:53:02 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: wagglebee

BUMP


171 posted on 01/05/2009 3:15:40 PM PST by Dante3
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To: Peet; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
The media will NEVER understand.

Thread by Peet.

NYT Ethicist: Pro-life teacher's ideas "nutty"

At the public high school where I teach, a school-sponsored student club, Sharing Our Spirit, staged a "Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity" during school hours. Students wore red armbands and did not speak. The club's faculty adviser sent an e-mail to the entire faculty, including this: "They will be standing on behalf of the one-third of their generation that have been innocent victims of abortion." Was the students' activity legitimate? The adviser's? -- Name Withheld, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

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If the school rightly permits students to form clubs irrespective of ideology, from protesting the Iraq war to promoting a pre-emptive attack on Mars, there is no reason to bar this one. If its members do not hamper the school's educational function -- and a daylong silent vigil need not -- their activities ought to be allowed. The school would have a beef if, for example, a club directed students to refuse to answer questions in math class.

The teacher, too, has an ethical right to free expression, but because she is in a position of authority, she must be sure all students, regardless of their views, are welcome in her class and treated fairly. Nothing in your account suggests that this wasn't the case. And it is noteworthy that she sent her (to me, nutty) e-mail message to her colleagues; she did not declaim it in class. As a legal matter, Arthur Eisenberg of the New York Civil Liberties Union cautions, "She may not turn the classroom into a soapbox for her views on matters unrelated to the curriculum."

Another lawyer I consulted noted that a public school, as a government institution, may not promote a religion. Although the club's message is expressed in secular terms, anti-abortion activism is so often bound up in religious sentiment that a religious message can be implicit. When the adviser of a school-sponsored club takes up religious advocacy, the school must intervene.

(Readers can direct their questions and comments by e-mail to ethicist@nytimes.com. This column originates in The New York Times Magazine.)


172 posted on 01/05/2009 4:32:49 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: rhema
Sadly, Big Abortion has started convincing Hispanic women that death is preferable to life.

Thread by rhema.

American girls: When it comes to abortion, some Hispanics are becoming a bit too assimilated

It was late November when Angel and her boyfriend visited Silent Voices, a pro-life pregnancy resource center (PRC) in Chula Vista, Calif. Angel's menstrual cycle was also late. It wasn't the first time.

The sexually active 17-year-old Latina had stopped in at Silent Voices five or six times since 2004 to take a free pregnancy test. Over the years, said Sharon Pearce, the center's executive director, Angel revealed herself bit by bit. From her perfect French manicure to her designer handbag and jeans, it was clear that her family had money. When she wanted a certain kind of car for her 16th birthday, she told Pearce one day, it appeared in the family's garage, right on time.

Each time Angel took a pregnancy test, it came back negative. Until November. When she saw the double lines indicating she was carrying a child, she said, "I don't want to have a baby, so I shouldn't have to."

On her intake form, Angel had marked that if she was pregnant she would have an abortion.

Culturally, Angel cuts against the grain of traditional Hispanic thinking on abortion. For 19 years, Silent Voices has operated in Chula Vista, about five miles north of the Mexican border. Ninety percent of its clients are Latinas. The majority come from Catholic homes and attend churches whose official writings define abortion as a "grave moral disorder" on par with murder...

173 posted on 01/05/2009 4:36:01 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: BykrBayb; floriduh voter; little jeremiah; Lesforlife; Sun; Dante3
Didn't Big Murder assure us that they were going to end "back alley abortions" with coat hangers?

Thread by me.

New Report: Legal Abortions Not Stopping Dangerous Self-Induced Abortions

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- To hear abortion advocates tell the story, legalizing abortion is supposed to stop the incidence of women engaging in dangerous self-abortions that could endanger their lives. A new report published Sunday in the New York Times makes it clear self-abortions continue despite abortion's legality.

According to the report, women are resorting to the use of misoprostol, a drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration for treating ulcers -- but not for abortions.

In fact the maker of the drug, also known as Cytotec, insists that it not be used on pregnant women or for abortions...

174 posted on 01/05/2009 4:39:28 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: BykrBayb; floriduh voter; little jeremiah; Lesforlife; Sun; Dante3; Salvation
This story will warm your heart!

Thread by me.

Ironman Triathlete Michael Hennessey Races for Attention for Trisomy Children

Ironman triathlons--where athletes swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles, and run 26.2 miles--take strength, dedication, and sacrifice. But Michael Hennessey knows that these qualities are present every day in kids with the chromosomal disorders Trisomy 13 and 18, and he runs the triathlons in their honor.

"So many people think that these children are 'defective,'" Hennessey told NRL News. "But if you know one of these children you can see they are just love. They've inspired me to do more than talk about it, to make sacrifices and show my support."

Hennessey has already beaten the Guinness World Record mark for most Ironmans in one year, although his record is still unofficial. But in the 15 races he's finished since March 2008 his focus is on increasing awareness and knowledge about chromosomal disorders and the courageous families dealing with them...

175 posted on 01/05/2009 4:41:25 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Thanks for the ping!


176 posted on 01/05/2009 8:53:22 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: julieee
An update on the attorney from this post, he is now number three at the Justice Department.

Thread by julieee.

Obama Makes Lawyer for Terri Schiavo's Husband Third-Ranking Justice Official

Washington, DC -- Barack Obama has named the lawyer who represented Terri Schiavo’s husband Michael in his efforts to kill his disabled wife as the third highest attorney in the Justice Department. Thomas Perrelli, who won an award for representing Schiavo's former husband, had served on Obama's transition team...

177 posted on 01/06/2009 2:57:45 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
Eluana Englaro Update

Thread by me.

Eluana Englaro Sentenced to Death without Medical Examination Charge Italian Activists

MILAN, January 6, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A petition has been presented to the Appeals Court of Milan to re-open the case of Eluana Englaro, the disabled young woman that the court agreed could be killed by dehydration.

Epidemiologist and writer Paul Gilusano and Dr. Piero Pirovano, a journalist and president of the group Solidarity, Freedom, Justice and Peace, have asked the court to revoke its decree. They are arguing that Eluana’s case was decided without any medical determination of her condition, but on the word of her father, Beppino Englaro, alone.

The Englaro case has been front-page news in Italy since the Court of Cassation in Rome, Italy’s highest appeals court, ruled in November that the decision by the Milan Appeals Court could be upheld.

Eluana Englaro, now 38, suffered a car accident in January 1992 and has since then been in a state of diminished consciousness. Her father has requested the right to end his daughter’s life and has pursued the case through the Italian courts.

Despite claims that Eluana is in a “persistent vegetative state,” her exact condition was not determined by a medical examination in court. Moreover, although the media has spoken of her father’s desire to “switch off her life support system,” Eluana is not on a respirator and requires only food and water and ordinary nursing care. 

Gilusano told journalist Bruno Volpe his reason for the intervention at the Milan Court: “The view of the father of Eluana has been upheld by the courts as gold standard. In short, this man ... told the magistrates, ‘My daughter is a plant,’ and they believed him on the floor, with no means of investigation.”

Gilusano admitted that it is possible the court will reject the application, but he said that even if it fails the effort is worthwhile.

“We want to send a message to the various nursing homes and regions,” he said. “‘Do not ever accept passively the death of Eluana, we must defend life and we are also prepared to sue anyone for murder, doctor, or even relative, guardian or as may be responsible the death of Eluana.’”

See related LifeSiteNews.com coverage:

European Court Refuses to Intevene to Save Italian "Terri Schiavo"
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/dec/08122302.html

Italian Government Must Act Fast to Define Food and Hydration as a Human Right to Save Eluana: Prominent Italian Lawyer
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/nov/08112106.html

It is "Illegal" to Stop Food and Hydration of Vulnerable Patients: Top Italian Minister
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/dec/08121703.html


178 posted on 01/06/2009 3:01:20 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: rhema; All
How academia and media bias are used to sell infanticide.

Thread by rhema.

Selling abortion: Through academia, the press, and TV, pro-abortion forces peddled their cause

During the half-century from 1860 to 1910 in which America's rate of abortion declined sharply, The New York Times regularly reported on prominent physicians who did abortions. A story in 1884, "Two Physicians in Trouble," noted that two of the "best known physicians in Providence, R.I.," were on trial for abortion. A typical story in 1886, "DOCTOR INDICTED," detailed abortion charges against a highly regarded New Haven physician, Dr. Gallagher. A similar story about a well-connected doctor noted the abortion arrest of Philadelphia physician David Otway.

The Times often contrasted the power of abortionists with the powerlessness of unborn children and the vulnerability of their mothers. After the indictment of Newark physician Herman W. Gedicke in 1880, the Times noted that "the accused is wealthy and is a member of the board of Aldermen." Gedicke paid $2,000 to bribe the jury but ended up receiving a two-year sentence for criminal abortion in a verdict the judge called "a most signal triumph of the law over power and influence." Gedicke, though, later received a pardon...

179 posted on 01/06/2009 3:04:34 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: GonzoII; All
Our Lord hears ALL prayers, especially those for the unborn.

Thread by GonzoII.

Commentary: The Truth about Life and Conversion of the Heart (Prayer Against the Culture of Death)

The “abortion rights” captain is a master of deception. He is the father of lies. He is the procurator of selfishness and fear.

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (Catholic Online) - I’ve been trying to figure out the how and why of the “abortion rights” mindset, now the mindset of our President-elect, because frankly, I just don’t get it. I can’t comprehend how they (he) can defend the indefensible.

HOW can they rationalize and justify the act of abortion as a perfectly acceptable and reasonable “right”?

WHY are they so defiant in the face of medical evidence proving the presence of life in the womb from conception, and why are they so adamant, so militant in their demand to be allowed to murder that small life?

HOW can they continue to insist that it is not murder? If the fetus is human, and not a plant or a rock, then how else do you describe the intentional cessation of that fetus at the hands of another who is more powerful?

WHY do they think that terms like “reproductive choice” can disguise the reality that one person has willfully caused the death of another?

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180 posted on 01/06/2009 3:08:17 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: BykrBayb; floriduh voter; Lesforlife; little jeremiah; Sun; Dante3
Dr. Alveda King is making it clear what she thinks of Obama and his agenda.

Thread by me.

Second Black Pro-Life Leader Urges Barack Obama to Oppose Abortion (Dr. Alveda King)

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A second black pro-life leader has issued comments urging incoming president Barack Obama to reverse course on abortion and oppose instead of promoting it. Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is leading a group of African Americans with a pro-life message for Obama.

Her comments come on the heels of Day Gardner asking Obama to oppose abortion as president.

King and a group of community leaders are gathering in Atlanta today to discuss an agenda to be presented to Obama regarding his first 100 days in office.

They say they appreciate that Obama is the first black president to serve in the White House and say that is a milestone for America. However, they believe that achievement will be undone if Obama promotes abortion as he has said he would do.

"African Americans, like many Americans are pro-life," King told LifeNews.com in a Tuesday statement...

181 posted on 01/06/2009 3:13:01 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Sad and brutal.


182 posted on 01/06/2009 6:23:57 PM PST by Dante3
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To: wagglebee

BTTT.

This thread is a good idea - lots of news in one spot!


183 posted on 01/06/2009 7:18:03 PM PST by little jeremiah (Leave illusion, come to the truth. Leave the darkness, come to the light.)
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To: wagglebee

Thanks for the ping!


184 posted on 01/06/2009 8:50:20 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Pyro7480; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; ...
Father Neuhaus has fallen gravely ill and will soon be with our Lord in Paradise.

Please remember him and his loved ones in your prayers.

Pyro7480 has a thread.

Thank you and God Bless

On Fr. Neuhaus (Received Last Rites)

His friends and family are keeping vigil and he was administered last rites shortly after midnight. Fr. George Rutler, who gave him the Catholic Sacrament, says that “he is not expected to live long” and suggests “that it is appropriate that prayers be offered for a holy death.”

Fr. Neuhaus has come close to this moment before and been back. If it’s his time: Go in peace. He's a man who has loved and served His Lord. When he leaves this world, his vast intellectual and spiritual body of work will have a long life here....


185 posted on 01/07/2009 1:35:34 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; ...
Bobby Schindler has responded to the news that one of Terri's executioners will have such a prominent role at the Justice Department.

Thread by me.

Terri Schiavo's Brother Upset by Barack Obama Justice Department Selection

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The brother of Terri Schiavo, the woman whose former husband subjected her to a painful starvation and dehydration death, is upset that Barack Obama has chosen a top Justice Department lawyer who was the attorney for the man who condemned her to death.

Obama has named Thomas Perrelli, who won an award for representing Schiavo's former husband Michael, as the third highest attorney in the Justice Department.

Perrelli will be an associate attorney general, but the news isn't something Bobby Schindler likes.

Schindler, Terri's brother and one of Terri's family members who fought to be given the right to provide her appropriate medical care and rehabilitative treatment, told LifeNews.com the appointment shows how Obama has little regard for the value of human life.

“Sadly, the appointment of Attorney Thomas Perrelli as an associate attorney general is what many of us have feared in regards to an Barack Obama presidency," Schindler said.

"Not only does it appear that President-elect Obama has no regard for the value and dignity of human life, but it also appears the same holds true for those he is appointing to be part of his administration," he added.

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

186 posted on 01/07/2009 1:40:28 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: GonzoII
If they are just removing "clumps of cells" why do they need to plan their death chambers in secret>

Thread by GonzoII

‘Secret’ University of Wisconsin plans for mid-term abortion clinic revealed

Madison, WI, Jan 7, 2009 / 03:55 am (CNA).- Newly publicized plans for the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics to perform second-trimester abortions in a jointly-operated clinic have attracted protest from employees of the clinic and the Alliance Defense Fund. The pro-life group claims the “secret and potentially illegal plans” would likely compel pro-life medical professionals to cooperate in unethical acts and could provide fetal remains for medical research...

187 posted on 01/07/2009 1:43:48 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: GonzoII
I'm usually tempted to call them baby killers, but this is an excellent piece on how to talk to the promoters of death.

Thread by GonzoII.

Eight Responses to the Pro-Choice Mindset

I once said that I'd die to keep abortion legal and easily accessible, and I meant it. I was vehemently pro-choice, as were most of the women in my social circles. We believed abortion was a critical right for women and could not imagine how anyone could be pro-life. We were products of a culture in which human sexuality had been severed from its inherent connection to the creation of human life. Our generation had been taught in our public school sex-ed classes not that sex creates babies, but that unprotected sex creates babies. We were assured that the creation of new human life was tangential to sexual activity, something that was not only optional but completely controllable. In fact, babies were considered downright antithetical to sex...

188 posted on 01/07/2009 1:46:41 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: BykrBayb; floriduh voter; 8mmMauser; Lesforlife; Dante3; Sun
I guess they figured that their murdered "customers" wouldn't complain.

Thread by me.

Dignitas under investigation for 'profiteering' from assisted suicide patients

Dignitas, which is meant to be a non-profit organisation, is being forced to open its accounts to prosecutors in Switzerland and disclose how much money it is receiving from its controversial business of assisting suicide.

The founder of the group is reported to have become a millionaire by helping at least 870 terminally ill people – an estimated 100 of whom were British – die. It is said to have taken as much as £61,000 from one woman, 10 times its usual fee...

189 posted on 01/07/2009 1:50:06 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: BykrBayb; floriduh voter; 8mmMauser; Lesforlife; Dante3; Sun
Baroness Warlock strikes again, this woman is truly evil.

Thread by me.

Doctors Who Refuse Assisted Suicide “Genuinely Wicked” says UK Bioethics “Philosopher Queen”

LONDON, January 7, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Speaking to a group in Belfast last night, Mary Baroness Warnock, a leading voice in British bioethics, said that doctors who refuse to cooperate in assisted suicide are “genuinely wicked.”

Following a theme of previous comments in which she said that the elderly and people with dementia have a “duty to die,” Warnock said, “There are doctors, we know, who don't pay any attention [to a patient’s desire for suicide].

“But that seems to me a genuinely wicked thing to do – to disregard what somebody had quite explicitly said, that he wants to die – not to be resuscitated in certain circumstances and in certain circumstances to be helped to commit suicide.

“I believe that if someone is diagnosed as having the beginnings of Alzheimer's or dementia, at that stage it is a positive duty that doctors should talk to them about what will happen when the moment comes where they reach steep decline.”

Warnock, as Britain’s leading voice for the most extreme position of utilitarian bioethics, has pressed for the legalisation of euthanasia and assisted suicide and for the use of embryonic human beings for experimental research. In November last year, she said that there is an “absolute moral obligation” to conduct embryonic stem cell research, and that a scientist who chose not to conduct it would be “failing in their moral duty.”

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190 posted on 01/07/2009 1:52:57 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: NYer
Obama would have wanted the doctors to let this girl die.

Thread by NYer.

Survival of premature baby of 23 weeks calls UK abortion laws into question

Lexie Slater (Photo: Cavendish Press)

.- A premature baby born in Britain 23 weeks into pregnancy has been allowed to return home six months after her birth, prompting her parents to question the British laws which permit unborn children like her to be aborted.

Lexie Slater-Folksman weighed only 1 lb, 8 oz. at delivery. She was put on life support, her parents being warned that she might not survive, the Daily Mail reports.

Her eyes not having developed fully, Lexie required laser surgery when she was just one month-old. She also suffered collapsed lungs and spent weeks on ventilator equipment.

Lexie’s parents, the 20-year-old Sarah Slater and her 25-year-old fiancé Richard Folksman, said their daughter’s case proves that abortion laws are outdated and should be changed...

191 posted on 01/07/2009 1:55:22 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

Fight Them to the Last Breath ping.


192 posted on 01/07/2009 1:58:31 PM PST by Dionysius
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To: PhilDragoo

I loved the doggerel, but all I got was a little red “X” telling me that I was “F”ed.


193 posted on 01/07/2009 2:03:03 PM PST by Dionysius
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To: Dionysius

Amen!


194 posted on 01/07/2009 2:10:45 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

BUMP


195 posted on 01/07/2009 2:19:32 PM PST by Dante3
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To: wagglebee

She reminds me of a sociopath. She has no sense of ethics, and is like a character from “Brave New World”/”1984” by the way she defines good as evil.


196 posted on 01/07/2009 2:23:56 PM PST by Dante3
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To: Dante3
She reminds me of a sociopath.

Reminds? She personifies sociopathic evil.

197 posted on 01/07/2009 3:33:10 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Thanks for the ping!


198 posted on 01/07/2009 8:26:19 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: 8mmMauser; Alamo-Girl; Dante3; floriduh voter; Sun; wagglebee

Haleigh Poutre is a big inspiration to me. Life Site News has a new article out about her. Abuser of Near-Euthanasia Victim Haleigh Poutre Jailed as She Recovers ~ http://www.lifenews.com/bio2688.html .

There’s a link in that article to a video of Haleigh, showing some of the tremendous progress she’s earned. Here are links to two versions of that video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGHypHv7HBw&feature=channel_page , and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6lxic6aMSk&feature=channel_page .

What an amazing child! She must work very hard to accomplish so much recovery. She’s one of my biggest role models.

I don’t know who else to ping. Wagglebee, would you use the ping list to get some exposure of these videos of Haleigh? I think everyone should see what a great job Haleigh’s doing. So much of what we’ve seen about her has been depressing, but these videos are so uplifting.


199 posted on 01/07/2009 10:51:13 PM PST by BykrBayb (May God have mercy on our souls. ~ √ě)
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To: BykrBayb

Thanks for the ping!


200 posted on 01/08/2009 9:11:02 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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