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  • Emergency Contraception at Catholic Institutions: Bishops Can No Longer Claim Ignorance

    02/24/2015 8:46:22 AM PST · by Brian Kopp DPM · 7 replies
    1Peter5 ^ | February 24, 2015 | Dr. Brian Kopp
    Emergency Contraception at Catholic Institutions: Bishops Can No Longer Claim Ignorance by Dr. Brian KoppFebruary 24, 2015Photo courtesy of Mike Mozart. The February 2015 Linacre Quarterly (the official journal of the Catholic Medical Association) features a groundbreaking study by Chris Kahlenborn, MD of The Polycarp Research Institute titled Mechanism of action of levonorgestrel emergency contraception. The study, contrasting the theoretical basis on which emergency contraception (otherwise known as “Plan B”) is claimed to function with the facts and statistics of the most recent research outlining the mechanism by which they cause early abortions, is sure to cause heartburn among...
  • Use of abortifacient contraceptives doubled in U.S. since 2006

    12/16/2014 3:52:33 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Dec 16, 2014 | Lisa Bourne
    Abortifacient contraceptive use among U.S. women has almost doubled in the last eight years, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report released last week. The report said that 7.2 percent of U.S. women ages 15 to 44 confirmed using long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC), meaning either intrauterine devices (IUD) or contraceptive hormonal implants, in the month they were asked between 2011 and 2013. This represents an increase from 3.8 percent of women who answered the same during the period between 2006 and 2010, according to details of the study reported by Yahoo News. Abortifacient contraceptives end unborn...
  • When is Contraception Abortifacient? Speak Precisely.

    07/22/2014 8:07:10 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 7 replies
    Life Training Institute Blog ^ | January 22, 2014 | Rich Poupard
    When is Contraception Abortifacient? Speak Precisely. Life Training Institute Blog lti-blog.blogspot.com/2014/01/be-careful-out-there-when-discussion.htmlBe Careful Out There (When Discussing Emergency Contraception) by Serge (Rich Poupard) | January 22, 2014From “6 Resources on Whether or Not Birth Control Pills Cause Abortions“ It is very important when discussing important and controversial issues to do everything in our power to find the truth and not overstate the evidence that we have supporting our conclusions.This can be challenging when dealing with an issue such as emergency contraception, where the data and evidence is frequently either missing, confusing, or difficult to understand.To this point, I believe that the...
  • Hobby Lobby: A Lesson from America

    07/21/2014 3:01:01 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 5 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 10 July 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Not many people in Britain have followed the Hobby Lobby case, named after the American company that won an important battle for religious freedom against the bullying of the totalitarians - in this episode feminazis and supporters of state intervention in personal affairs. In this area the United States seems more progressive in the true, not socialist, sense, and less prepared to submit to cultural Marxism's oppressive demands. Hobby Lobby is a company owned by Christians. At issue was whether, according to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare, "closely held companies like Hobby Lobby could be...
  • On Hobby Lobby: Where Ginsburg and Alito Go Astray

    07/07/2014 1:15:10 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | July 7, 2014 | JOSHUA SCHULZ
    As a faithful Catholic with moral objections to forced Christian complicity in both abortion and contraception, I had many reasons to rejoice in the Supreme CourtÂ’s majority decision in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby written by Justice Alito. Unfortunately, the CourtÂ’s reasoning was not one of them. Two premises in the majorityÂ’s argument were especially troubling: first, the CourtÂ’s assertion of the legal inscrutability of moral and religious beliefs, and second, its assumption of the GovernmentÂ’s claim that contraceptives and abortifacients are necessary for womenÂ’s health and well-being. Contrary to the first premise, I agree with dissenting Justice Ginsburg that...
  • Why are liberal 'gay' activists freaking out over a contraception case -- Hobby Lobby

    07/05/2014 4:14:51 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 65 replies
    Renew America ^ | 7-4-14 | Peter LaBarbera
    Why are liberal 'gay' activists freaking out over a contraception case -- Hobby Lobby -- and should they be worried? Court's defense of religious liberty for profit-making companies could help Christian small businessmen oppressed by "gay rights" laws By Peter LaBarbera It's easy to understand why hard-core feminists with their frenzied, overblown "War on Women" rhetoric would be outraged by the Supreme Court's upholding of Hobby Lobby's right as a Christian-run corporation not to be forced to provide abortifacients to its employees through an Obamacare mandate. (See Hillary's misinformation on the decision HERE.) But why are liberal "gay" activists freaking...
  • Priests for Life: HHS Law Violates Our 'Reason for Existence'

    05/09/2014 7:06:10 AM PDT · by xzins · 5 replies
    CBN ^ | Friday, May 09, 2014 | Paul Strand
    WASHINGTON -- The Christian organization Priests for Life told a federal court Thursday that the HHS mandate requiring it to provide employees free contraception -- some of which induces abortion -- would force the group to violate the very reason for its existence. Many religious organizations back Priests for Life in this case because they, too, could be forced to support a mandate that violates their faith. "When a group like Priests for Life is being attacked, I think that says something," Alison Howard, with Concerned Women for America, said. "The pendulum's swung so far that the federal government could...
  • Snacking on Plan B: Shippensburg University’s new vending machine offering

    02/06/2013 7:26:03 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    lan ^ | Nicholas Claxton
    When I was a college student, vending machines provided quick and easy access to potato chips, popcorn, Mountain Dew, and other highly nutritional dining choices. However, for students at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania, at least one vending machine offers immediate assistance for hormonally-charged students preparing for sexual intercourse. One student center at Shippensburg features a vending machine with condoms, pregnancy tests, and the Plan B contraceptive (commonly known as “the morning-after pill”). planbThis emergency contraception is available to anyone on campus who simply provides a student I.D. Students don’t need to risk the embarrassment of being seen at their local...
  • Atty: Hobby Lobby won’t offer morning-after pill

    12/28/2012 3:51:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 27, 2012 7:12 PM EST
    An attorney for Hobby Lobby Stores said Thursday that the arts and crafts chain plans to defy a federal mandate requiring it to offer employees health coverage that includes access to the morning-after pill, despite risking potential fines of up to $1.3 million per day. Hobby Lobby and religious book-seller Mardel Inc., which are owned by the same conservative Christian family, are suing to block part of the federal health care law that requires employee health-care plans to provide insurance coverage for the morning-after pill and similar emergency contraception pills. The companies claim the mandate violates the religious beliefs of...
  • Nothing but Squid Ink (FINAL Abortifacient Reg Published Fri pm)

    02/11/2012 5:54:06 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The Corner (National Review blog) ^ | February 11 | Ed Haislmaier & Jennifer A. Marshall
    Despite what President Obama said at his White House press conference, the actual regulations make permanent the “interim final regulations” issued August 3, 2011 — the ones that sparked the furor in the first place. ...The bottom line is this: “Accordingly, the amendment to the interim final rule with comment period amending 45 CFR 147.130(a)(1)(iv) which was published in the Federal Register at 76 FR 46621-46626 on August 3, 2011, is adopted as a final rule without change.” [Emphasis added.] Translation: The Obama administration Friday afternoon put into federal law the very regulation that drew objections from almost 200 Catholic...
  • America's favorite birth control method turns 50

    05/07/2010 8:24:18 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 51 replies · 2,530+ views
    A world without "the pill" is unimaginable to many young women who now use it to treat acne, skip periods, improve mood and, of course, prevent pregnancy. They might be surprised to learn that U.S. officials announcing approval of the world's first oral contraceptive were uncomfortable. "... Our own ideas of morality had nothing to do with the case," said John Harvey of the Food and Drug Administration in 1960. The pill was safe, in other words. Don't blame us if you think it's wicked. Sunday, Mother's Day, is the 50th anniversary of that provocative announcement that introduced to the...
  • Spanish drug agency confirms grave effects of morning-after pill

    01/19/2010 3:38:52 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies · 401+ views
    cna ^ | Januay 19, 2010
    Madrid, Spain, Jan 19, 2010 / 02:54 pm (CNA).- The Spanish Agency for Drugs and Health Care Products, which is under the Ministry of Health, recently stated in a report that serious physical side effects result from the use of the morning-after pill, such as ectopic pregnancies and deep vein thrombosis. According to the newspaper “La Razon,” the agency’s new research contradicts previous reports from the Ministry of Health, which claim the drug is safe for use. It argues that the pill can cause deep vein thrombosis, a condition in which a blood clot forms in a vein deep...
  • Abortifacients -- The Other Forbidden Grief

    10/04/2009 4:12:50 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 5 replies · 605+ views
    priestsforlife.org ^ | Janet Morana,
    Abortifacients -- The Other Forbidden GriefJanet Morana, Associate Director, Priests for Life I was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1952 and grew up educated in Catholic schools. I am the oldest of four children with 14 years separating the oldest to youngest in my family. I graduated college in 1974 and married in 1975. It was a time when my Catholic faith no longer seemed to make sense to me and I gradually drifted away and became a non-practicing Catholic. At the same time all my close friends were getting married and so marriage seemed like the next step...
  • Colorado contraception bill ventures into abortifacient debate

    04/08/2009 9:32:47 AM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies · 339+ views
    CNA ^ | April 8, 2009
    Denver, Colo., Apr 8, 2009 / 05:19 am (CNA).- A “dangerously broad” proposed Colorado law written to protect contraception in response to a “personhood amendment” ballot measure is headed to the governor’s desk for approval. Amendment 48, a ballot measure on the 2008 Colorado ballot, would have defined a human being from the moment of conception as a person. It garnered only 26.7 percent of the vote.The pending law, Senate Bill 225, is called the Birth Control Protection Act. It defines contraceptives as “any medically acceptable drug, device or procedure used to prevent pregnancy.”The bill also defines “emergency contraception,” excluding...
  • Plan B Must Be Made Available to 17-Year-Olds

    03/23/2009 6:40:08 PM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 52 replies · 1,473+ views
    NYTimes ^ | 3/23/09 | NATASHA SINGER
    A federal judge on Monday ordered the Food and Drug Administration to make the Plan B morning-after birth control pill available without prescription to women as young as 17. The judge ruled the agency had improperly bowed to political pressure from the Bush Administration when it set 18 as the age limit in 2006. The F.D.A. has 30 days to comply with the order, in which the judge also urged the agency to consider removing all restrictions on over-the-counter sales of Plan B. The drug consists of two pills that prevent conception if taken within 72 hours of sexual intercourse....
  • "In 1968, something terrible happened in the Church" (how dissenters tore Church apart)

    03/01/2009 3:12:28 PM PST · by NYer · 25 replies · 1,173+ views
    CERC ^ | JAMES FRANCIS CARDINAL STAFFORD
    Cardinal James Stafford reflects on how dissenters to Humane Vitae tore the Church apart -- and how that rift left scars that remain to this day. "Lead us not into temptation" is the sixth petition of the Our Father. Peirasmňs, the Greek word used in this passage for 'temptation,' means a trial or test. Disciples petition God to be protected against the supreme test of ungodly powers. The trial is related to Jesus's cup in Gethsemane, the same cup which his disciples would also taste (Mk 10: 35-45). The dark side of the interior of the cup is an abyss....
  • [OPEN] The Vindication of Humanae Vitae

    07/21/2008 3:41:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies · 208+ views
    First Things ^ | Jul/Aug 2008 | Mary Eberstadt
    I That Humanae Vitae and related Catholic teachings about sexual morality are laughingstocks in all the best places is not exactly news. Even in the benighted precincts of believers, where information from the outside world is known to travel exceedingly slowly, everybody grasps that this is one doctrine the world loves to hate. During Benedict XVI’s April visit to the United States, hardly a story in the secular press failed to mention the teachings of Humanae Vitae, usually alongside adjectives like “divisive” and “controversial” and “outdated.” In fact, if there’s anything on earth that unites the Church’s adversaries—all of...
  • American Life League Urges Connecticut Bishops to Rethink Plan B at Catholic Hospitals

    10/07/2007 7:37:50 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 1 replies · 147+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | October 5, 2007
    American Life League Urges Connecticut Bishops to Rethink Plan B at Catholic Hospitals WASHINGTON, October 5, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - "The actions of the Connecticut Catholic Conference are an outrage and a crime," said Judie Brown, president of American Life League (ALL) reacting to the news that the Connecticut Bishops have given permission for the use of the so-called "emergency contraceptive" Plan B for rape victims at Catholic hospitals. "It's bad enough to allow so-called emergency contraception in Catholic hospitals, but to claim that the Church has never officially ruled on such matters is completely untrue," added Brown. The Connecticut Catholic...
  • Human Life International President: "Plan A: Keep 'Plan B' Out of Catholic Hospitals"

    10/05/2007 2:51:49 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies · 306+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/5/07 | Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer
    Commentary by Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer, President, Human Life International On September 28th the Connecticut bishops issued an unfortunate statement allowing the Plan B abortion-causing drug to be used in cases of rape in Catholic hospitals. I have written respectfully and urgently to the Connecticut Catholic Conference (CCC) and to each bishop individually to ask them to withdraw this potentially precedent-setting statement, and I pray that they do so. I am extremely concerned that this statement will begin to have a domino effect on other Catholic hospitals and healthcare institutions, and I write to you today to ask your...
  • Connecticut Bishops Allow Plan B in Catholic Hospitals for Rape - Catholic Medical Association ...

    09/30/2007 8:11:23 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 1 replies · 96+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 28, 2007 | John-Henry Westen
    Connecticut Bishops Allow Plan B in Catholic Hospitals for Rape - Catholic Medical Association Opposed Vatican stated in 2000 "the absolute unlawfulness of abortifacient procedures also applies to distributing, prescribing and taking the morning-after pill" By John-Henry Westen HARTFORD, September 28, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A statement issued by the Connecticut Catholic Bishops yesterday, which is posted on the Catholic Conference's web page, notes that the Bishops have approved the administration of the morning after pill Plan B for rape victims at the four Catholic hospitals in the state.  While the Bishops claim to be in accord with Church teaching on...
  • Girls as young as 13 to get morning-after pill

    02/28/2007 3:12:47 AM PST · by markomalley · 41 replies · 891+ views
    Daily Express ^ | 2/28/2007
    SCHOOLGIRLS as young as 13 are to be supplied with the morning-after pill in a desperate attempt to cut teen pregnancies. In a controversial move, pharmacies are to hand out the pills free to youngsters who fear they might be pregnant, without the consent of their parents. The morning-after pill became available over the counter in 2001 and can be bought by anyone over 16. In this latest move to reduce teen pregnancies, which has been attacked by pro-life groups and religious leaders, girls will not need parental consent for the pill but will need to prove their age. Health...
  • FDA Approves Nonprescription Sales of Plan B

    08/24/2006 7:37:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 470 replies · 6,281+ views
    CNS News ^ | 8/24/2006 | Susan Jones
    The Food and Drug Administration approved over-the-counter sales of the "morning-after pill" on Thursday, but only for girls over the age of 18. The hormone pill, until now available only with a prescription, prevents implantation of a fertilized egg if it is taken within a few days of unprotected intercourse. Easier access to the drug known as Plan B has drawn strong opposition from conservative groups, who say it will end up in the hands of young girls, regardless of what the rules say. Focus on the Family is among the many groups that have argued against over-the-counter sales of...
  • Bush Backs Access to "Morning-After" Pill for Minors: Pro-lifers Say President Is Inconsistent

    08/21/2006 8:04:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies · 1,573+ views
    Zenit ^ | 8/21/2006
    WASHINGTON, D.C., AUG. 21, 2006 (Zenit.org).- President George Bush said he supports restricted access to the "morning-after" pill for minors, disturbing some pro-lifers who want the potentially abortion-causing drug banned altogether. "I believe that Plan B ... ought to require a prescription for minors. That's what I believe," Bush said at a news conference today. The president's comment was his first direct public statement on the issue that has delayed a Senate confirmation vote on his nominee to head the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Andrew von Eschenbach. Von Eschenbach, as acting FDA commissioner, has supported non-prescription sales of the...
  • President Bush Approves Over the Counter Early Abortion Pill, Pro-Life Base Decries Move

    08/21/2006 1:50:58 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 324 replies · 4,734+ views
    LifeSite ^ | 8/21/2006 | John-Henry Westen
    President Bush Approves Over the Counter Early Abortion Pill, Pro-Life Base Decries MoveBy John-Henry Westen WASHINGTON, August 21, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - For his pro-life supporter base, President George W. Bush stepped into one of the biggest political landmines of his Presidential career today with his approval of over the counter status for the abortion-causing morning after pill Plan B. A press release by Human Life International underscored the seriousness of the move as it was titled, "President Bush Files for Divorce with Catholic Base." Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer, president of Human Life International commented, "President Bush's implied support for the...
  • Caption Hillary, fighting For The Children! in Harlem

    08/07/2006 11:11:47 AM PDT · by redstates4ever · 76 replies · 2,283+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 8/7/06 | staff
    "U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, center, poses for a photograph with well-wishers outside the Helen B. Atkinson Health Center in Harlem, Monday, Aug. 7, 2006, in New York, following a press conference at the center calling for a decision on 'Plan B' emergency birth control by Acting FDA Commissioner Dr. Andrew Von Eschenbach, who, Clinton says, has delayed a decision on Plan B's application." "U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton , D-NY, third from right, greets well-wishers outside the Helen B. Atkinson Health Center in Harlem, Monday, Aug. 7, 2006, in New York, following a press conference calling for a decision...
  • Researcher: Abortion Advocates Manipulate Data To Make RU-486 Look Safe

    04/10/2006 5:06:31 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 4 replies · 457+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 4/10/06 | Bill Fancher and Jenni Parker
    (AgapePress) - A pro-life activist says while the abortion lobby "plays with numbers," women are dying from the use of the abortion drug RU-486.According to Randall O'Bannon, a researcher with the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the pro-abortion lobby claims more than half a million women have taken RU-486 -- also known as mifepristone -- with only a handful of problems occurring. However, he contends, this claim about the broad-scale use and low incidence of complications "doesn't seem to be true on either side."Since RU-486 was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2000, six women in...
  • Pharmacists in Manitoba Refuse to Dispense Abortifacient “Morning After” Pill

    01/30/2006 5:09:45 PM PST · by wagglebee · 5 replies · 252+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 1/30/06 | Gudrun Schultz
    STEINBACH, Manitoba, January 30, 2006 (LifeSiteNew.com) –Over half the pharmacies in the town of Steinbach refuse to stock the abortifacient pill known as “Plan B,” which will prevent pregnancy, or end a pregnancy in the first few days following conception. "You're not going to find that around here because of the kind of community this is," staff in a small, privately owned pharmacy told the Winnipeg Free Press last week. Steinbach is a predominantly Christian community with strong roots in the Mennonite tradition. Health Canada made Plan B available without a prescription in April 2005. It is kept behind...
  • Thousands of 13-Year-Olds Given Abortifacient Morning-After Pills without Parents Knowledge

    01/16/2006 1:12:24 PM PST · by wagglebee · 25 replies · 895+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/16/06 | Terry Vanderheyden
    LONDON, January 16, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Statistics obtained from the UK’s Department of Health revealed that thousands of girls 13 or younger have been given the abortifacient morning-after pill without their parent’s knowledge or consent. The National Health Service figures revealed that at 302 clinics about 2,400 13-year-old or younger girls had been given the morning-after pill, while another 400 were secretly given long-term (usually by hormonal implant) contraception. The figures do not take into account those girls who obtained the pills independently from pharmacists. The Daily Mail obtained the statistics through the Freedom of Information Act. “While growing numbers...
  • Class Action Suit Says Depo-Provera Birth Control Drug Causes Osteoporosis

    12/21/2005 5:30:14 PM PST · by wagglebee · 50 replies · 3,446+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/21/05 | Gudrun Schultz
    December 21, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Women are suing the makers of Depo-Provera birth control, saying it has caused them severe bone loss leading to osteoporosis.A $700-million class-action lawsuit has been filed against the drug company Pfizer, an international pharmaceutical conglomerate that also produces the prescription drugs Viagra, Zoloft and Celebrex. Pfizer has come under fire in the past for alleged lethal side effects stemming from the use of the anti-depressant Zoloft, and the company currently faces a number of lawsuits in the U.S. over Celebrex, which is alleged to cause heart attacks in users.The drug Depo-Provera acts as an abortifacient....
  • F.D.A.'s Role in Delaying Contraceptive Is Criticized

    03/18/2005 9:46:07 AM PST · by anniegetyourgun · 8 replies · 283+ views
    NYTimes ^ | 3/18/05 | GARDINER HARRIS
    ASHINGTON, March 17 - Senate Democrats on Thursday questioned Dr. Lester M. Crawford, President Bush's choice to lead the Food and Drug Administration, about why the agency had so far refused to allow over-the-counter sales of the morning-after pill Plan B. "What has disturbed many of us is what appears is political interference in a scientific process," said Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Democrat of New York. "We rely on the F.D.A. for everything we take, and I am hopeful that we will reverse what appears to be a dangerous slide into political opinion as opposed to scientific evidence." Senators Edward...