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Battle Over Possible Euthanasia of New York Teenager Gets Pro-Life Attention
Life News ^ | 1/1/08 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 01/02/2008 3:57:55 PM PST by wagglebee

Bronx, NY (LifeNews.com) -- The battle over the life and death of a teenage girl in New York has drawn the attention of pro-life advocates in recent days. The fight to save Javona Peters reminds some of the struggle of the Schindler family in Florida to save the life of Terri Schiavo, a beloved daughter and sibling whose former husband eventually took her life.

In this case, Peters' parents are disagreeing on whether or not to remove her feeding tube and take her life.

Peters fell into a coma in October while she had a routine medical procedure at Montefiore Medical Center. Doctors have pegged her as being in a persistent vegetative state, a medical diagnosis pro-life advocates dispute because so many patients have partially or fully recovered.

Peters' parents were never married and are estranged and have considered a medical malpractice suit against the hospital, according to a New York Daily News report.

But Janet Joseph and Leonard Peters are also feuding over Peters' care and have each filed separate requests to be given custody of their daughter. Peters has been opposed to removing the feeding tube but has wavered recently.

Edward Gersowitz, an attorney for Joseph, told the newspaper that "Because of her condition, she cannot make decisions for herself, and the court will have to appoint a guardian to make decisions for her."

As a teen, Peters doesn't have a living will or some other advanced directive providing guidelines for the type of medical treatment, or withdrawal, she favors.

The case has drawn the attention of the Schindler family, which sent out a notice about the case from its foundation, which helps disabled patients receive legal help and appropriate medical care.

Leading bioethics watchdog Wesley J. Smith has also commented on it and he says the PVS diagnosis seems "rushed" to him.

Smith says he sympathizes with the father and the pressure he is under to take Peters' life.

"We know that too often medical teams and social workers pressure and cajole for such outcomes," he said.

Smith draws comparisons to the case of Haleigh Poutre, a Massachusetts girl whom LifeNews.com reported was also declared PVS, but who has recovered from the abuse she suffered.

In that case, state government officials had ordered her feeding tube removed but she recovered from the PVS state shortly beforehand.



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To: wagglebee
Pray for an end to abortion and euthanasia and the conversion of America to a mindset of life!

301 posted on 01/27/2008 6:58:35 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
Haleigh Poutre saga update...(No updates at the moment on Javona...)

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SPRINGFIELD - The lawyer for Jason D. Strickland, accused of assaulting his 11-year-old stepdaughter in 2005, is asking that a judge be assigned to his client's case, after one judge was replaced and another took himself off the case in December.

The request is the latest chapter in a long legal saga that began when Haleigh Poutre, then 11, was hospitalized in September 2005. 

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Strickland was arrested by Westfield police Sept. 20, 2005 and arraigned in District Court there.

He was later indicted in Hampden Superior Court on two counts of assault and battery on a child with substantial bodily injury and three counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. He pleaded innocent to those charges in Superior Court on Aug. 8, 2006. He is free on $5,000 bail.

The weapons listed in the indictments were a shod foot, a bat and "a wand, a stick or tube." At the time of his indictment, Hampden County District Attorney William M. Bennett said Jason Strickland was being prosecuted under the joint venture theory with Holli Strickland, even though Holli Strickland was dead.

He said that meant Jason Strickland can be held responsible for any acts of Holli Strickland because he allowed someone else to assault the girl.

In addition to the changes in judges, Strickland's lawyer Greg T. Schubert withdrew from the case in August last year and Black became the defense lawyer. Richard J. Rubin joined Black on the defense in October.

There have been requests for continuances on both sides as well as various motion hearings and rulings.

The Strickland case has received much attention, because initially Poutre was the subject of an attempt by the state to remove a feeding tube that was keeping her alive. State officials said medical advice showed no chance of recovery.

Poutre stepdad requests judge

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302 posted on 01/28/2008 4:01:08 AM PST by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; annalex; wagglebee
Annalex posted a discourse from a Bishop on the Sanctity of human life from beginning to end, a penetrating passage at the core of our theme. Thanks, wagglebee, for the ping...

BALTIMORE, Maryland, JAN. 25, 2008 (Zenit.org).- Here is the address Bishop Samuel Aquila of Fargo gave Nov. 15 to Loyola College in Baltimore, titled "The Sanctity of Human Life from Conception to Natural Death." The presentation was part of the Loyola Alive Seamless Garment Series.

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The Culture of Death

Let us now turn to the culture of death in which we find ourselves as Catholics today. In "Evangelium Vitae," No. 3, John Paul II cites the Second Vatican Council's Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, "Guadium et Spes," and its strong condemnation of attacks against the dignity of human life.

Though the quote is lengthy, it helps us to understand that the culture of death existed even in 1965, and indeed well before then, and has only grown deeper in our times. The Council Fathers stated: "Whatever is opposed to life itself, such as any type of murder, genocide, abortion, euthanasia, or willful self-destruction, whatever violates the integrity of the human person, such as mutilation, torments inflicted on body or mind, attempts to coerce the will itself; whatever insults human dignity, such as subhuman living conditions, arbitrary imprisonment, deportation, slavery, prostitution, the selling of women and children; as well as disgraceful working conditions, where people are treated as mere instruments of gain rather than as free and responsible persons; all these things and others like them are infamies indeed. They poison human society, and they do more harm to those who practice them than to those who suffer from the injury. Moreover, they are a supreme dishonor to the Creator" (No. 27)........

Bishop Aquila's Address on Absolutes in Life Issues

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303 posted on 01/28/2008 4:21:17 AM PST by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
I am hard put to find a more magnificent example of projection by liberals the the ability of leftist dems, racist to the core, to scream long and loud that we are the racists and they are the champions of a people they despise. The lovers of the KKK, the death cults embraced by Hitler, and the mass murders favored by Margaret Sanger, these tools of the devil project their essence of evil upon those opposite them, straight out of the devil's playbook.

I guess I shouldn't mince my words, and just come right out and say it....

Thread by wagglebee.

........Dear Rev. Preacher:

I saw you the other day, Rev. Preacher. You were reading a prepared statement of support to your mistress as she, though shorter than you, looked down to you and upon all who witnessed this spectacle. She stands with that imperious grin on her face, that smug smirk that we have gotten so used to seeing on her for the past 35 years as year after year she does nothing verifiable for black people – yet she (and her husband, "the first black president") are anointed as the savior of us all.

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, one of the greatest from your ranks, once said, "[A man should] not be judged by the color of his skin, but by the content of his character."

If you honor this great man and his ultimate sacrifice to your people, why then do you continue to ignore his words, to desecrate the intent he had for all black people, his everlasting dream for all America – for black people to have equal access to achieve the American Dream?

Blacks slaves again … to the Democratic Party

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304 posted on 01/28/2008 4:40:25 AM PST by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; tpanther; narses
I hope so, hope RU486 isn't shading the statistics in a real way...

Thread by tpanther. Thanks,narses, for the ping.

This is great news and proves that the pro-life movement and it's positive message on a culture of life works. It also proves that more education and better science doesn't translate into more abortions, but less. Why? because women understand more than ever that abortion kills a human being. With 4D ultrasound and understanding the begining of life better scientifically one cannot put the blinders on any longer and rely on the empty rhetoric that we just don't know when life begins or it's nat really a human.

It's still disappointing that the writers of this article and the people behind the study try to explain away these results with everything but the obvious that Americans generally do not want to kill their children.............

Abortions at lowest level since Roe v. Wade

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305 posted on 01/28/2008 4:47:04 AM PST by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser

If I had to guess, I would say that RU486 and Plan B are certainly skewing the abortion numbers downward. The live birth rate certainly hasn’t risen to account for the drop in abortions.

I think another factor is that the drug companies finally figured out that a lot of the sluts out there were too stupid and/or irresponsible to take an abortofascient birth control pill every day, so they developed long-term hormonal shots and implants to keep them from getting pregnant.


306 posted on 01/28/2008 5:48:21 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 lot of the sluts out there were too stupid and/or irresponsible to take an abortofascient birth control pill every day,

Misogynist much? :(

307 posted on 01/28/2008 12:16:32 PM PST by dgiovan
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To: dgiovan; 8mmMauser; BykrBayb; floriduh voter; Sun; narses; Coleus; cpforlife.org; bjs1779; ...
I wrote:
a lot of the sluts out there were too stupid and/or irresponsible to take an abortofascient birth control pill every day

You responded:
Misogynist much? :(

I've been called a lot of things on here, but I don't think misogynist is one of them and I think that most of my FRiends on here would probably disagree with you on that one.

I see that you are new around here, so I will give you a little background on this thread and others like it. We are totally committed to preserving Terri Schiavo's legacy that ensures the sanctity of life from the moment of conception to natural death. We seek to expose the culture of death and their evil agenda. On occasion, myself and others have been known to make some "off color" remarks and I think if you were to look at what I said in the context of the post I was responding to. If you need some visual validation, I suggest that you go to a local mall some weekend and look at the style of dress and mannerisms of the young "ladies" parading around; if you would like to suggest a more appropriate designation, I'd be happy to consider it.

308 posted on 01/28/2008 12:36:54 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee
Sorry, I don't intend to get into a disagreement with you, but I stand by my belief that calling a large group of women "sluts" and "stupid" because they make birth control decisions which you don't like is misogynistic. It reveals an attitude of paternalistic dislike for them, and one that is so deeply ingrained that the misogynist is probably unaware of it; it's been part of him so long and runs so deep that he believes that's "just the way things are".

If I've misapprehended you, I beg your pardon. Even so I would ask you to reconsider such blanket judgements, if for no other reason than they easily give a casual reader the impression which they gave me.

Best,

dgiovan

309 posted on 01/28/2008 1:50:53 PM PST by dgiovan
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To: 8mmMauser

Thanks 8!


310 posted on 01/28/2008 4:00:53 PM PST by tpanther
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To: dgiovan; 8mmMauser; BykrBayb; floriduh voter; Sun; narses; Coleus; cpforlife.org; bjs1779; ...
Sorry, I don't intend to get into a disagreement with you, but I stand by my belief that calling a large group of women "sluts" and "stupid" because they make birth control decisions which you don't like is misogynistic.

Fine, they are irresponsible and as a result have to abort babies, so I will call them future murderers.

It reveals an attitude of paternalistic dislike for them, and one that is so deeply ingrained that the misogynist is probably unaware of it; it's been part of him so long and runs so deep that he believes that's "just the way things are".

On the contrary, I think it demonstrates a love for the 50 MILLION babies that have been murdered in the past 35 years.

Even so I would ask you to reconsider such blanket judgements, if for no other reason than they easily give a casual reader the impression which they gave me.

I'm not here to make abortionists feel good about their agenda.

311 posted on 01/28/2008 4:01:10 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

dgiovan was zotted if you check their profile. Retread, I believe.


312 posted on 01/28/2008 4:04:51 PM PST by floriduh voter (TERRI'S DAY MARCH 31, 2008 ...You Ain't Pro-Life if You Let Crts & Corps Off People)
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To: floriduh voter

Probably one of the Rooty Rooters. Can you believe she had the nerve to call me a misogynist for pointing out sluts for what they are?


313 posted on 01/28/2008 4:17:10 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; floriduh voter

Wow, that was quick!


314 posted on 01/29/2008 3:49:45 AM PST by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
We keep watch...


315 posted on 01/29/2008 3:52:49 AM PST by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
I can only do an excerpt from WND, but it is a substantial article on the candidates well worth the read and features Bobby Schindler as a real factor...

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Unlike Gov. Romney, whose millions have flooded Florida with misinformation, Gov. Huckabee has been pro-life for more than 10 minutes. He first got involved in the political process as a pastor working to pass a Human Life Amendment. He also helped pass a state marriage amendment in Arkansas – a lead Floridians are trying to follow with their marriage ballot initiative. Yesterday, National Right to Life Political Action Committee issued the following statement:

"National Right to Life is grateful for the strong pro-life record established by Mike Huckabee as governor of Arkansas, and recognizes that Governor Huckabee has taken the strongest pro-life position on all of the life issues of any of the remaining candidates for president."

And Floridian Bobby Schindler, Terri Schiavo's brother, has just come out and endorsed Gov. Huckabee as well. Turns out he's the best at protecting those at the end of life, too.

And Rep. Duncan Hunter's endorsement of Huckabee is helping to bring the defense and border conservatives on board:....................

The end of the Romney campaign

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316 posted on 01/29/2008 4:01:52 AM PST by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
From the Sun-Herald...

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Man of commitment

As senior pastor of South Biscayne Church in North Port, Pastor John Cross does not publicly endorse politicians on behalf of the church. But Cross personally supports Republican Mike Huckabee, the Baptist pastor and former governor of Arkansas.

Cross calls Huckabee "a man of character, and a man of commitment. He has impeccable integrity.

"He has a vision for our nation that is needed at this time and his values reflect those of our Founding Fathers and our nation's history."

Cross helped bring Huckabee to Sarasota last Friday for a fundraiser at Michael's On East restaurant. One of the main reasons he supports the Iowa caucus winner is Huckabee's "aggressively pro-life" stance, from babies after conception to adults on life support, such as Terry Schiavo.

"Gov. Huckabee believes that everyone deserves a chance to live," Cross said. "He believes the unborn child should be protected. He believes in protection for the weak and taking care of those who are aging and ill, so it's not just about the unborn."

Cross, who became acquainted with Huckabee through other pastors, also supports the former governor's stance on marriage.

"It's American to believe in marriage between one man and one woman," he said. "Our Founding Fathers understood this. Our true strength comes from the family."....................

North Port Republican spromote their candidates

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317 posted on 01/29/2008 4:07:50 AM PST by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee; floriduh voter; amdgmary
Today is really another Rudy Tuesday...

Awwww... that's right, go ahead and blame Terri's Legacy for Rudy's slip from limelight. We are tough, we can take it...

Lindsay's star-crossed campaign should be of particular caution to Giuliani, whose hopes are so singularly riding on today's Florida primary election. Lindsay, the patrician, Republican-liberal-turned-Democrat was a progressive darling of mid-20th century America. His charisma could not help him. Lindsay was eaten alive by former New Yorker, proto-Reagan Democrats who moved to Florida and brought their political grudges with them. In this year's primary, it is their lineal, Terri Schiavo-obsessed descendants, who have caused Giuliani his own electoral agita............

The curse of the New York mayor

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318 posted on 01/29/2008 4:20:12 AM PST by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
Just where is David Frum??

What to do? Mr. Frum would like to see a return to the key elements of a winning conservative coalition -- an emphasis on free-market economics and property rights, the rule of law, a social policy built on traditional values, and a strong national defense (which would mean, in part, honoring the tough pledges of President Bush's 2002 State of the Union address, especially when it comes to North Korea and Iran). But Mr. Frum also argues that the country has shifted since the iconic Reagan years, and conservative policies must shift too.

Polls suggest that many Americans do not feel as strongly about, say, stem-cell research or Terri Schiavo-like deathbed decisions as traditionalist conservatives do. In the Schiavo case in particular, Mr. Frum says, conservatives moved the debate away from the rule of law, making their arguments less compelling. When it comes to abortion, divorce and other culture-war battles, he notes, conservatives have had some success in the culture at large. But to "come back" politically, they must avoid sounding merely judgmental; they must put forward practical policies that lift up families, children and communities...............

Which Direction Is Right

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319 posted on 01/29/2008 4:24:31 AM PST by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
Perhaps some Terri's List people can make it...

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My Jesus Mercy Ministries will host a benefit dinner for Ave Maria University’s pre-theologate program on Feb. 5 at St. Raphael’s Parish Hall in Lehigh Acres.

The dinner will be held in memory of Terri Schiavo, the St. Petersburg woman who died in 2005 after a high-profile battle between her husband and parents about removing her from life support.

The dinner costs $40 to attend with proceeds going toward a scholarship program in Schiavo’s name at Ave Maria for those interested in a priestly vocation. Religious art and books will be available as well with a portion of the sales going toward the scholarship fund. The dinner will be held from 7 to 10 p.m.

Diocese of Venice Bishop Frank Dewane will serve as the event’s guest speaker.

Attendees should make checks payable to My Jesus Mercy Ministries in care of Matt Grady at Ave Maria University, 5050 Ave Maria Blvd., Ave Maria, FL 34142. For more information, contact My Jesus Mercy Ministries at (239) 826-1438

Dinner in memory of Schiavo to benefit Ave Maria program

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320 posted on 01/29/2008 4:38:43 AM PST by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Oh..Canada, Spring is coming. Time to turn over a new leaf...

Thread by wagglebee.

OTTAWA, January 28, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Since the Supreme Court's Morgentaler decision in 1988, Canada remains the only civilized country in the world with no legal restraint on abortion.

Abortion advocates in and out of the medical profession continue to falsely claim a consensus on this open practice, yet polls repeatedly show that 2/3 of Canadians want some legal protection for the unborn child; the Morgentaler justices themselves stated the state's interest in this goal............

Canada: The Only Civilized Nation with No Legal Restriction on Abortion

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321 posted on 01/29/2008 4:48:02 AM PST by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
What a wonderful irony it is to have Dr. King as such a powerful advocate. Need we remind it was Fr. Pavone who was at Terri's side at her hour of death.

Thread by wagglebee.

STATEN ISLAND, NY, Jan. 28 /Christian Newswire/ -- Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and full-time Pastoral Associate of Priests for Life, has been named one of the Top Ten People of 2007 by Inside the Vatican magazine.

In naming Dr. King, the magazine called her "one of the leading pro-life voices in America and the world today." "I am humbled and honored by this recognition, but I give all glory to God who allows me to speak on behalf of His children who cannot speak for themselves," Dr. King said.

Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director, stated, "All of us at Priests for Life are proud to have Alveda on the team. Through her efforts we have made significant headway in assisting our African-American brothers and sisters to understand that the pro-life movement belongs to them as much as to anyone else. Now is the time for more African-American leadership in defense of the unborn."..............

Dr. Alveda King Named One of the Top Ten People of 2007 by Inside the Vatican Magazine

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322 posted on 01/29/2008 4:55:28 AM PST by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Oh no! NARAL is telling these guys to shut up (Invoking St. FU as T'wit would say...)

Here we have Killary's "Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the greatest killer of all, me or that B.O.?" And NARAL just hates to have it called what it is...

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- NARAL president Nancy Keenan has had enough -- not of pro-life Americans educating the public about abortion's risks and dangers but of Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama fighting each other. Since before Iowa voters went to their caucuses, the two have been going at it.

The debate started with Clinton attacking Obama on votes he case while he was a member of the Illinois legislature.

Clinton claims Obama did pro-abortion activists a disservice by voting "present" on several abortion-related bills, including one that would make sure babies who are born alive after a botched abortion get proper medical care.

Obama responded to the attack by saying he worked in concert with Illinois Planned Parenthood...............

NARAL President Tells Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama to Stop Abortion Fight

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323 posted on 01/29/2008 5:03:21 AM PST by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; Salvation; wagglebee; floriduh voter; amdgmary; BykrBayb; bjs1779; Lesforlife; TheSarce; ...
Ping to Salvation comment on #128 of the link below to a thread by AFA-Michigan. Also, Salvation, note the earlier posts on this thread at the beginning of our today session here, starting at #316. One thing positive we can say about Mitt is that he did respond to Bobby Schindler when others didn't. Nevertheless, Bobby has endorsed Huckabee.

Deal Hudson: Why I Don't Trust Mitt Romney

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324 posted on 01/29/2008 5:25:17 AM PST by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: Verginius Rufus

Ping to above.


325 posted on 01/29/2008 5:30:56 AM PST by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser
So, the lamestream media is blaming Terri Schiavo for Rudy's bad showing. How's that again? I thought the lamestream media said that everybody per their polls wanted her to be killed. The media's going to have it both ways.

Can't trust them.

Blame the victim and Governor Crist was on board for Terri's treatment and death. Crist is NOT PR0LIFE. Let us not forget how Crist participated in Terri's death.

FV

326 posted on 01/29/2008 6:27:19 AM PST by floriduh voter (TERRI'S DAY MARCH 31, 2008 ...You Ain't Pro-Life if You Let Crts & Corps Off People)
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To: 8mmMauser

Bobby Schindler must have missed the early debates where Huckabee was up there saying he wouldnt have intervened to help Terri Schiavo. I’m an indy so I’m going to vote for Amendment 1 taxes yes for tax relief.


327 posted on 01/29/2008 6:29:56 AM PST by floriduh voter (TERRI'S DAY MARCH 31, 2008 ...You Ain't Pro-Life if You Let Crts & Corps Off People)
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To: 8mmMauser
It was Henry Ford who fulminated, "New Yorkers are different. They don't know what the hell the rest of the United States is!"

This is what I've thought about every New Yorker I've ever known. Their main interest is how something will impact NYC and they don't really seem to care how or if it affects the rest of the country.

328 posted on 01/29/2008 9:16:00 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

Ha ha, you woman hater! The person that you had kicked off was probably a woman. See? You ARE a woman hater!!! ;0)


329 posted on 01/29/2008 6:55:02 PM PST by samiam1972 (I'm a mommy of 4 now!!)
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To: All; bamahead; TheSarce; bjs1779; BykrBayb; wagglebee
Used parts industry (those not recycled...) in a thread by bamahead. Thanks to TheSarce for the ping...

It was years after Mark and Diane Albrecht laid their son Christopher to rest that they discovered they had not buried all of him.

His brain had been removed for tests by an Ohio county coroner trying to determine why the seemingly healthy 30-year-old man had died. It was never returned...........

Huge Lawsuit Could Change Handling of the Dead

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330 posted on 01/30/2008 3:33:44 AM PST by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
I am whelmed. It doesn't work as advertised.

Thread by wagglebee.

Canberra, Australia (LifeNews.com) -- A British-based abortion business that operates abortion centers internationally admitted on Tuesday that women in Australia are getting pregnant and having abortions despite the use of birth control. Abortion advocates have long claimed that the advocating contraception is better than abortion limits in reducing abortion figures.

However, Marie Stopes International released a report Tuesday showing that more than half of women who have an unplanned pregnancy were using birth control at the time............

British Abortion Business Admits Birth Control Doesn't Prevent Pregnancy

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331 posted on 01/30/2008 3:40:42 AM PST by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; AFA-Michigan; narses; Salvation; wagglebee
Look at the new website, RoeGone.org, and Romney... Thread by AFA-Michigan. Thanks, narses, for the ping. Excerpted...

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Full script of ad:

In the Florida debate, Governor Mitt Romney said:

"I can point to a very simple way to find out exactly where I stand, and that is look at my record as governor."

Really?

As governor, Mitt Romney issued an executive order forcing justices of the peace to perform homosexual weddings, or resign. Then he ordered marriage licenses changed to read “party A” and “party B” -- instead of “husband” and “wife.”

As governor, Romney appointed a board member of the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association to the bench, and appointed more Democrat judges than Republicans.

As governor, Romney authored and signed a mandatory heath insurance plan backed by Ted Kennedy -- including taxpayer-funded abortion on demand.

As governor, Romney overruled his own health department and forced Catholic hospitals to distribute the morning after abortion pill.

Homosexual marriage? Tax-funded abortions? Catholic hospital morning after pills? Homosexual activist judges? "Look at my record as governor."

RoeGone TV ad -- Romney: "Look at my record as governor"

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332 posted on 01/30/2008 3:52:22 AM PST by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Mother Theresa's successor in a thread by wagglebee...

CALCUTTA, January 29, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Sr. Nirmala Joshi, the sister who succeeded the beatified Mother Theresa of Calcutta as head of the religious order the latter founded, has called for a moratorium on abortion to match a recently agreed UN declaration on the death penalty............

Mother Teresa's Successor Adds Voice to Vatican Call for Moratorium on Abortion

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333 posted on 01/30/2008 3:57:33 AM PST by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All

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

334 posted on 01/30/2008 4:00:45 AM PST by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: samiam1972
Ha ha, you woman hater! The person that you had kicked off was probably a woman. See? You ARE a woman hater!!! ;0)


335 posted on 01/30/2008 5:01:30 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

Love it!! LOL!


336 posted on 01/30/2008 7:30:06 AM PST by samiam1972 (I'm a mommy of 4 now!!)
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To: wagglebee

Hey, where did you find my old picture? I was assured it was not supposed to be shown!


337 posted on 01/31/2008 4:06:40 AM PST by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
Lauren Richardson...

This case calls for a hard look.

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In a case with parallels to the 2005 uproar over Terri Schiavo, a Newark father is fighting a court order that could allow the removal of a feeding tube and end the life of his brain-damaged daughter.

"She's committed no crime and doesn't deserve to have this death imposed on her," said Randy Richardson, 52, on Wednesday.

According to court records, Lauren Marie Richardson, 23, is in a persistent vegetative state following a heroin overdose in August 2006. She was pregnant at the time and was kept alive at Christiana Hospital -- with feeding tubes and a breathing machine -- to allow her to give birth, which she successfully did in February 2007 to a healthy baby girl.

Late last week, a court awarded guardianship of Lauren Richardson to her mother, Edith Towers, who maintains her daughter did not wish to live this way and seeks to end artificial life support measures.

Randy Richardson has appealed a ruling by Delaware Court of Chancery Master Sam Glasscock III, putting any action on hold until the court's chancellor or a vice chancellor reviews the ruling, a process that will take at least three months.

Once that ruling is made, one side or the other may be able to appeal to the Delaware Supreme Court.

While the case is similar to the one involving Schiavo, legal experts said that matter did not set any precedents Delaware has to follow.

"That was a case about Florida law," said Drewry Fennell, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Delaware.

~Snip~

Randy Richardson acknowledges that the daughter he knew before her brain injury is gone. But, he said, she is still alive and responds to him. He said she has made progress since her overdose -- she no longer needs a ventilator to breathe -- and given more time and therapy that can continue. "We just want to give her a chance," he said, adding he is not talking about extreme measures.

He also said she should be kept alive for the sake of her 1-year-old daughter, and is concerned Towers, his ex-wife, has not allowed Lauren and her child to see each other.

~Snip~

In his Jan. 24 decision, Glasscock wrote that he believes both parents were fit to be Lauren's guardian and both love her and wish for what is best for her. However, he found that testimony presented by Lauren's mother was "clear and convincing" about her wishes and the evidence "presented by Lauren's father does not change this conclusion."

As for Lauren herself, Glasscock wrote, "All the medical evidence supplied by the physicians -- by the independent neurologist and by Lauren's own doctors -- is in agreement: Lauren is not in a coma but is in a persistent vegetative state. A large portion of her brain was destroyed by a lack of oxygen following a heroin overdose of August 2006. She is unable to communicate or experience consciousness. Her continued existence is dependent upon tube feeding and hydration. ... No improvement in her condition can be expected.".....................

Parents battle over life of brain-damaged daughter

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338 posted on 01/31/2008 4:22:15 AM PST by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
National health care reviewed on talk radio...

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Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) January 31, 2008 -- Cumulus Radio announced today that Cary Hall's The Health Insurance Advocate Show, heard on Talk Radio 710 KCMO in Kansas City, Missouri, reached another all-time high in its fourth quarter 2007 Arbitron ratings among multiple demographics including Adults 18 years plus, Women 35 years plus, Men 35-64 years, Adults 25-54 years and Adults 35-64 years.

Hall says his radio program's growing popularity is the result of a motivated audience that wants to learn about and share healthcare related information and experiences in a stimulating and educational forum. www.thehealthinsuranceadvocate.com

During a live discussion about national healthcare, an English woman, now living in Kansas, called The Health Insurance Advocate Show to describe her father's battle with cancer within the context of the English socialized medical system. The man's wait for oncology treatment in England was more than 90 days.

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Hall is also dismantling healthcare coverage myths such as the so-called 47 million Americans without health insurance.

"Countless numbers of people with family, individual, child only, temporary or COBRA policies and even transition plans like GAP plans, short term HIP, are not included as insured individuals in the US Census Bureau numbers and are therefore lumped in with the uninsured," says Hall.

"13 million illegal alien individuals, not American citizens, are included in the total number of individuals in the United States without health insurance coverage according to the United States Census Bureau. It's gotten to the point of the insane and people are just supposed to swallow the socialized medicine solution based on an incredible amount of misinformation." Hall also cites the quality and professionalism of his guests as a leading factor for the program's growth. Guests include state insurance commissioners, doctors, industry executives, optometrists, chiropractors, emergency medical professionals and even controversial figures like Bobby Schindler, brother of the late Terri Schiavo.................

Health Insurance Radio Show Continues Climb in Arbitron Ratings

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339 posted on 01/31/2008 4:39:36 AM PST by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; amdgmary; floriduh voter
The McCain Scrutiny featuring cuddly Charlie...

It is sickening enough to imagine Hillary or Barack at the helm, but this crew?????

Tuesday night, Gov. Crist stood (prominently) behind the victorious John McCain. How easy it is to imagine Gov. Crist at his side if Sen. McCain wins the Republican nomination and wants a running mate who, based on the Amendment 1 vote, might be able to deliver the largest swing state. And now, he could be on the ticket but know that he could return to Tallahassee.

Politically, this state no longer belongs to Jeb Bush. The former governor's people worked for Mitt Romney. According to exit polls, however, Gov. Crist's endorsement of Sen. McCain swayed many GOP voters. In 2006, then-candidate Crist famously blew off President Bush to appear with Sen. McCain, who endorsed him. Sen. McCain and Gov. Crist are conservatives, but both try to avoid the social issues that Gov. Bush exploited. Gov. Crist and Sen. McCain, for example, have criticized the Bush brothers' intervention in the Terri Schiavo case............

Charlie is the darling

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340 posted on 01/31/2008 5:00:27 AM PST by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser
He said she has made progress since her overdose -- she no longer needs a ventilator to breathe -- and given more time and therapy that can continue. "We just want to give her a chance," he said, adding he is not talking about extreme measures.

The culture of death is doing their best to convince the world that giving someone food and water is an "extreme" measure.

Edith Towers, who maintains her daughter did not wish to live this way and seeks to end artificial life support measures.

And she knows this how?

I would presume that Lauren is a heroin addict (it is unlikely that a woman who is several months pregnant who had never used heroin would try it) and as such any "wishes" she may or may not have made known are questionable. So, the assumption should be that any remarks she made about not wanting to be alive stemmed from her addiction, but since it appears that she will never use heroin again that is no longer an issue.

If we err, it MUST be on the side of life.

He also said she should be kept alive for the sake of her 1-year-old daughter, and is concerned Towers, his ex-wife, has not allowed Lauren and her child to see each other.

Regardless of the outcome, it heartless to deny the child the right to meet her mother.

341 posted on 01/31/2008 5:04:25 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: All; NYer; narses
On days like today, the world almost looks turned upside down as once again, murder is declared a right of privacy. We grit our teeth and persevere. This thread by NYer illustrated how far things can go with ersatz Christianity. Thanks, narses, for the ping.

SCHENECTADY -- To commemorate Tuesday's 35th anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that affirmed a woman's right to an abortion, clergy blessed this city's new Planned Parenthood clinic in a ceremony dubbed "On Sacred Ground."

"Today is more than about the building and about bricks and mortar," Planned Parenthood spokeswoman Linda Scharf said. "It's a blessing to demonstrate the support of the clergy."...........

35 years pass, but not debate (clergy bless new Planned Parenthood clinic ) Rabbi blows Shofar

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342 posted on 01/31/2008 5:07:40 AM PST by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser

Gov Suntan,Mel Martinez and McCain: THE LIAR’S CLUB.


343 posted on 01/31/2008 12:10:06 PM PST by floriduh voter (TERRI'S DAY MARCH 31, 2008 ...JOIN MITT ROMNEY or Hello, President Hilary)
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To: 8mmMauser

The media says Huckabee doesn’t like Romney. During the debate last night Huck complimented the Mitt. I hope that was a good sign.


344 posted on 01/31/2008 12:11:38 PM PST by floriduh voter (TERRI'S DAY MARCH 31, 2008 ...JOIN MITT ROMNEY or Hello, President Hilary)
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March for Life...

Jan. 22 marked the 35th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe vs. Wade ruling that plagued America with abortion-on-demand. It also marked the 35th time hundreds of thousands of Americans came together to protest the decision in our nation’s capital.

The peaceful march followed a route that started at the National Mall and continued down Constitution Avenue. The march formally ended at the Supreme Court building. Notable former speakers at the March for Life includes U.S. President George W. Bush, Molly Kelly, Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King Jr., several members of the United States Congress and Senate, and family members of Terri Schiavo. There were also many members of the Silent No More organization, which is made up of men and women who regret their abortions.....

Locals attended pro-life rally in Washington

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345 posted on 02/01/2008 3:30:30 AM PST by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
Salem, Oregon...

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Mary Ellen York, a member of St. Mary Parish in Eugene, was raised by her mother and grandmother in the Midwest. When she became pregnant at age 16, her mother made her have an abortion.

The cycle repeated the following year, when she became pregnant a second time. At 18, York was raped, again became pregnant, and chose to undergo her third abortion.
“I hated myself,” York says, choking up as she recalls the trauma. “And I figured God hated me, too…how could he forgive me for doing such horrible things?”

In 1994, York was nearly killed in an automobile accident. It took her two years to recover — a recovery that was labeled a “miracle” by her physicians.

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he closing speaker was Bobby Schindler, brother of Terri Schindler Schiavo. The disabled Florida woman died in 2005 after she was kept disconnected from feeding and hydration, even after a reconnect order from Congress and appeals from her family as high as the U.S. Supreme Court.

Schindler told the rapt crowd that his sister’s cause was weakened because not all Catholic ethicists in the U.S. supported Pope John Paul’s teaching. Food and water, the pope said in 2004, are basic care to be provided to patients in a persistent vegetative state.

“You wonder why we have the confusion we have,” said Schindler, thanking the Vatican for its clear statements on the issue. One cardinal said later that those who stood by and did nothing to save Schiavo are accomplices in murder.

“The question is not ‘Would anyone want to live like my sister?’” said Schindler. “It is, ‘What are we going to do to take care of these people?’”.....................

Love proclaimed best way to promote dignity of life

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346 posted on 02/01/2008 3:40:17 AM PST by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
Haleigh Poutre update...

From "The Republican"

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SPRINGFIELD - Hampden Superior Court Judge Bertha D. Josephson said yesterday she will send to the appropriate state court officials a request by Jason D. Strickland's lawyer to have a Superior Court judge specially assigned to Strickland's assault case.

Strickland, of Westfield, is charged with assault and battery on a child. He was charged after his step-daughter Haleigh Poutre was hospitalized with a brain injury in 2005. Haleigh, 13, remains in a Boston rehabilitation hospital.

The last judge assigned to the case recused himself because of information he learned while handling a Juvenile Court case involving Haleigh. Juvenile Court cases are not open to the public.

Judge sought in Strickland case

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347 posted on 02/01/2008 3:45:06 AM PST by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Graveyards are peaceful, too. Thread by wagglebee.

TORONTO, January 30, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - On Friday January 25, a broad array of pro-abortion activists came together at the University of Toronto Law School for an interdisciplinary symposium commemorating the twentieth anniversary of R v. Morgentaler, the Supreme Court case in which the criminal law on abortion in Canada was deemed unconstitutional.

The day was divided into predominantly legal analysis of the decision and the remaining barriers to abortion access, followed afterwards by talks from abortion providers, the journalist Heather Mallick, Member of Parliament Dr. Carolyn Bennett, and a talk on abortion at the United Nations......

Abortionist: "World is a Kinder, Gentler Place" because of Abortion

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348 posted on 02/01/2008 3:51:45 AM PST by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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Tennessee Law...

Thread by wagglebee.

NASHVILLE, January 31, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Tennessee Senate has passed a constitutional amendment that could, if also passed by the state's House of Representatives, nullify a state Supreme Court ruling that claims that abortion is protected under the Tennessee constitution.

The amendment reads: "Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion. The people retain the right through their elected state representatives and state senators to enact, amend, or repeal statutes regarding abortion, including circumstances of pregnancy resulting from rape or incest or when necessary to save the life of the mother." ...........

Tennessee Senate Passes Uncompromising Pro-Life Amendment

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349 posted on 02/01/2008 3:56:29 AM PST by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Tennessee Law...

Thread by wagglebee.

NASHVILLE, January 31, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Tennessee Senate has passed a constitutional amendment that could, if also passed by the state's House of Representatives, nullify a state Supreme Court ruling that claims that abortion is protected under the Tennessee constitution.

The amendment reads: "Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion. The people retain the right through their elected state representatives and state senators to enact, amend, or repeal statutes regarding abortion, including circumstances of pregnancy resulting from rape or incest or when necessary to save the life of the mother." ...........

Tennessee Senate Passes Uncompromising Pro-Life Amendment

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350 posted on 02/01/2008 3:57:05 AM PST by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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