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  • How Paul Clement Won the Supreme Court’s Oral Arguments on Obamacare

    03/27/2012 4:36:28 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 172 replies
    New York ^ | March 27, 2012 | Jason Zengerle
    Paul Clement has been receiving rave reviews for his performance during the second day of oral arguments over health-care reform before the Supreme Court. (“[T]he best argument I’ve ever heard,” SCOTUSblog Tom Goldstein raved on Twitter). But Clement’s finest moment may have come when he was completely silent. A little more than two minutes into Solicitor General Donald Verilli’s turn at the bar, Justice Anthony Kennedy interrupted him: “Can you create commerce in order to regulate it?” Kennedy’s query was an almost verbatim recital of Clement’s own talking point, part of the fundamental argument he has made against the individual...
  • Obamacare Mandate in Deep Trouble

    03/28/2012 8:43:39 PM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies
    CE.com ^ | March 28, 2012 | Keith Koffler
    Obamacare Mandate in Deep Trouble PoliticsMarch 28th, 2012 Keith Koffler The Obamacare health insurance mandate appears to be teetering on the edge of being struck down by the Supreme Court, as the only potential swing justices – Anthony Kennedy and Chief Justice John Roberts – expressed deep skepticism that the government’s power to compel commerce could be limited once it can force you to purchase insurance.Kennedy appeared deeply skeptical until the end, when he gave proponents of the mandate some hope by suggesting health care may be a unique case.Here’s a concise analysis by Lyle Denniston, author of SCOTUSblog: If Justice...
  • A Complete Mess Of A Law

    03/28/2012 5:28:56 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | March 28,2012 | annem040359
    As the United States Supreme Court wind down three days of hearings on the healthcare law of President Barack Hussein Obama or “Obamacare“ I am left to reflect that this whole law was, is, and will always be a complete and total MESS of a law that SHOULD NOT HAD EVER SEEN THE LIGHT OF DAY. Frankly, I would not be all that surprised if the Supreme Court justices are thinking in the same way too. After arguments both pro and con for this law are all set and done, do not be suprised if the justices are going send...
  • Freep a Poll! (Fox. What should happen if SC overturns individual mandate?)

    03/28/2012 12:52:48 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 18 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 3-28-12 | Fox News.
    What should happen to the rest of the health care overhaul if the individual mandate is struck down? The whole law should be invalidated. And let us never return to health care reform again The whole law should be invalidated. But Congress should craft a better law to replace it The rest of the law should stand as is Only the parts most closely tied to the mandate should go
  • White House Tries To Rebrand Mandate

    03/28/2012 8:12:03 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 44 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 3/28/12 | Bill McMorris
    Earnest Calls Government Mandate 'Personal Responsibility Clause' ... The Obama administration is now referring to Obamacare as a “bi-partisan bill” and calling the unpopular individual mandate “a Republican idea,” following three days of tough questioning by the Supreme Court. “The Affordable Care Act is a bipartisan plan and one that we think is constitutional,” Deputy White House press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters on Wednesday afternoon. No Republican voted for the Affordable Care Act on final passage. He also referred to the individual mandate as the “individual responsibility” clause of the bill, in an attempt to distance the administration from...
  • Romney Told Catholic Hospitals to Administer Abortion Pills

    03/28/2012 12:32:29 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | February 2, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    A defining moment in Mitt Romney's post-pro-life-conversion political career came in his third year as governor of Massachusetts, when he decided Catholic hospitals would be required under his interpretation of a new state law to give rape victims a drug that can induce abortions. Romney announced this decision — saying it was the "right thing for hospitals" to do — just two days after he had taken the opposite position. The story begins in 1975, when Massachusetts enacted a law that said, "No privately controlled hospital .. shall be required to permit any patient to have an abortion ... or...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: EUGENIC STERILIZATION, 03-28-12

    03/28/2012 9:09:13 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 03-28-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):EUGENIC STERILIZATION Depriving people of their generative powers in order to eliminate offspring having allegedly undesirable traits and to develop an environment more advantageous for human beings having allegedly desirable traits. the Catholic Church forbids the procedure because "public magistrates have no direct power over the bodies of their subjects. therefore, where no crime has taken place and there is no cause for grave punishment, they can never directly harm or tamper with the integrity of the body, either for reasons of eugenics or for any other reason' (Pius XI, Casti Connubii, II, 68-70). All items...
  • Free Sterilizations, Children and the Attack on Parental Authority

    03/25/2012 8:27:57 PM PDT · by cycjec · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The Thinking Housewife ^ | March 22, 2012 | Janet Baird/Laura Wood
    JANET BAIRD writes: President Obama and the Department of Health and Inhuman Services, as you know, recently decreed that free sterilizations be available to all college-age women under Obamacare. But the truth is even more sinister. Note the wording of the HHS regulation. As reported at CNS news, ‘[a]ll Food and Drug Administration [(FDA)] approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling for all women with reproductive capacity,’ as prescribed by a provider,” said the HHS description of the regulation. [emphasis added] This clause caught my eye, “for all women with reproductive capacity.” Have you thought about the...
  • Promoting Abortion Worldwide Has Demographic Consequences

    03/27/2012 4:10:58 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | 3/27/12 | Ken Connor
    They say what goes around comes around, or to paraphrase the Good Book, you reap what you sow. Nowhere is this more in evidence than in recent global data on abortion. For years, feminists have maintained that women will not be truly free or equal unless they are free to abort their unborn children. They have sought to elevate abortion to sacramental status. It has been the defining issue of the feminist movement for decades. Ironically, this ideology of “liberation” and the reckless disregard for innocent life that it engenders hurts females more than any other group. Turns out that...
  • Pepsi named one of “world’s most ethical companies” despite exploitation of aborted babies

    03/27/2012 4:01:27 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 13 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/27/12 | Christine Dhanagom
    NEW YORK, March 27, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In the midst of a pro-life boycott over PepsiCo’s use of aborted fetal cells in flavor research, a prestigious international think tank has designated the soft drink company one of the “world’s most ethical companies.” According to Ethisphere, the California based organization that produces the list, the ranking honors those companies that “go beyond making statements about doing business ‘ethically’ and translate those words into action,” and “demonstrate real and sustained ethical leadership within their industries.” The recently released 2011 list names 110 companies, including Pepsi. Several other pro-life boycott targets were also...
  • Pro-life 'October Baby' rejected by major studios, blitzes box office

    03/27/2012 2:47:04 PM PDT · by topher · 45 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 3-27-2012 | By Hollie McKay
    The Hunger Games” wasn’t the only film to hit box office paydirt this past weekend. Although it only opened in 390 theaters, the anti-abortion drama “October Baby,” starring John Schneider,earned the second-highest-per-screen average, bringing in almost $2 million in ticket sales. “I was shattered when I first learned about the story. I was moved and mesmerized. I wasn’t an activist, I was just someone who was shattered by the truth,” director Jon Erwin told FOX411’s Pop Tarts. “Here is our little film, small budget, in the top ten (at the box office). We are thrilled, blown away.” “October Baby” follows...
  • Obama Lawyer Laughed at In Supreme Court

    03/27/2012 4:39:56 AM PDT · by Makana · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | MARCH 26, 2012 | Video
    On the first day of health care reform arguments before the Supreme Court, two justices needled a top Obama lawyer for simultaneously calling the fine that will be paid under the law for not purchasing insurance a “penalty” and a “tax.” The confusion arises because of the administration’s argument that the power to enforce the individual mandate is rooted in Congress’ taxing power — but that the mechanism itself is designed to be a penalty, not a revenue-generating policy. The narrow but important distinction created a communication challenge for the lawyer representing the Obama administration. U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli...
  • Abortionist accused of cannibalism caught illegally dumping abortion records

    03/27/2012 11:29:37 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 3/27/2012 | Editors
    Overland Park, Kansas, March 27, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) — On a tip from a local woman, the Kansas City Star has recovered over 1,000 abortion medical records from 2001-2002 that were illegally dumped in a public recycling bin by the discredited abortionist Krishna Rajanna, who was infamously accused of engaging in cannibalism by a former staff member. The files contained names, addresses and other sensitive information about abortion patients at Rajanna’s now-closed Affordable Medical Center. The newspaper has since turned the documents over to the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts. The documents could be used as evidence in a possible...
  • Suicide: The Unexpected but Proven Result

    03/27/2012 10:39:55 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Live Action ^ | 3/27/2012 | Heidi Miller
    The latest Human Rights Report on China (2010) from the Department of State links the One Child Policy with high female suicide rates in China: A high female suicide rate continued to be a serious problem. According to the World Bank and the World Health Organization, there were approximately 500 female suicides per day in 2009. The Beijing Suicide Research and Prevention Center reported in 2009 that the suicide rate for females was three times higher than for males. Many observers believed that violence against women and girls, discrimination in education and employment, the traditional preference for male children, birth-limitation...
  • She went in for an abortion, and then the ultrasound showed quadruplets

    03/27/2012 10:36:54 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 3/27/2012 | Shawn Carney
    March 26, 2012 (40DaysforLife.com) - Here we are — the final Monday of this 40 Days for Life campaign. And the stories of God’s miracles keep rolling in! In the first 33 days of prayer and fasting, there have been 496 babies saved from abortion — that we know of! Here are just a few stories from the sidewalk. INSIDE STORIES You may remember a story last week about an abortion center employee advising a young woman not to have an abortion after her ultrasound showed pictures of twins. Well — a campaign director in another location wrote me to...
  • Pro-life women lawmakers just ‘men with breasts?’: Pennsylvania Rep.

    03/27/2012 9:22:32 AM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 3/27/2012 | Kathleen Gilbert
    HARRISBURG, March 27, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A Pennsylvania state lawmaker has called her female colleagues who co-sponsored a pro-life ultrasound bill “men with breasts.” Rep. Babette Josephs, D-Philadelphia, was speaking at a Democratic rally on Monday against the measure. http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=HTM&sessYr=2011&sessInd=0&billBody=H&billTyp=B&billNbr=1077&pn=2511 which The bill requires that an ultrasound be performed 24 hours before an abortion in order to document the gestational age of the child to be aborted, and that women be given the option of viewing the ultrasound image or hearing the fetal heartbeat if they choose. Rep. Babette Josephs “They’re trying all these experiments on us,” said Josephs of...
  • What do women think of women?

    03/27/2012 9:38:57 AM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 3/27/2012 | John-Henry Westen
    This month of March, Pope Benedict XVI issued a prayer request which was intriguing – it was about women. It was all the more intriguing for me since my eldest child – Hannah-Marie – is fast approaching her 16th birthday and has often complained about not being able to serve Mass as do her many younger brothers. The Pope’s prayer intention for March was: “That the whole world may recognize the contribution of women to the development of society.” I thought it may be of benefit to ask some of the many prayerful and inspirational Catholic women I have been...
  • NBC/Pravda in Phoenix Misleads

    03/27/2012 5:26:57 AM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 7 replies
    3/27/12 | originalbuckeye
    Sunday evening the local NBC newsreader had the story of the Supreme Court taking up the challenge to Obamacare. She just had to add 'President Obama signed an Executive Order in 2010 that abortion would only be covered in the case of rape, incest or the health of the mother'. Now, over the past few weeks we have been informed that all abortions will be covered and each taxpayer will be required to kick in a dollar a month to pay for abortions. Even the Catholic Church will be forced to have their health insurance cover the Morning-after pill. Why...
  • After-Action Report: Encircle the [Supreme] Court Prayer Vigil against Obamacare

    03/26/2012 4:43:57 PM PDT · by ottbmare · 9 replies · 13+ views
    March 26 2012 | self
    Undaunted by a forecast of heavy thunderstorms, 200 Christians gathered on the afternoon of March 25 to pray at the front steps of the US Supreme Court. The two-hour vigil, called "Encircle the Court in Prayer," took place the day before the high court began hearing arguments concerning the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordability Act, widely referred to as “Obamacare.” The provisions of the president’s healthcare legislation of greatest concern to these believers are the “HHS mandates,” which compel religious entities to provide employees with insurance coverage for contraceptives, sterilization services, and abortifacient drugs. Roman Catholics, conservative Christians,...
  • Another Reason Not To Vote For Obama in 2012: Obamacare

    03/25/2012 11:55:13 AM PDT · by dware · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Squidoo ^ | 03/25/2012 | dware
    On March 26, 2012, the United States Supreme Court will hear challenges to Obama's so-called "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act", better known as "Obamacare". Despite it's passage two years ago, controversy continues to surround the issue and to make its future anywhere but certain, and rightly so. If there weren't a laundry list of other reasons NOT to vote for Obama in 2012, Obamacare would be enough.
  • Obamacare's hefty tax bill

    03/25/2012 11:09:49 AM PDT · by trappedincanuckistan · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 23, 2012 | Emily Miller
    President Obama promised to make health care more affordable, but instead he’s done the opposite. The White House and congressional Democrats slipped 20 new taxes into the Obamacare legislation to raise $500 billion to help pay for the new entitlement’s $2.6 trillion cost. It’s now up to the Supreme Court to provide relief. Mr. Obama claims to want to raise taxes only on “millionaires and billionaires,” but his signature health care law hits the middle class hard. Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) analyzed the 2,700-page bill and came up with a comprehensive list of its levies.
  • Why Obamacare is bad for America's health

    03/25/2012 11:06:12 AM PDT · by trappedincanuckistan · 2 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 23, 2012 | Allen West
    Our nation was founded on the Declaration of Independence. Freedom of choice and a free market are at the core of our nation’s soul. A governmental mandate for the behavior of individuals and private enterprises is anathema to what our founders intended. The prospect of having an unelected panel of bureaucrats determining fundamental decisions about our individual health care is perhaps the most personal and intimate intrusion into our lives. The concept of this absurd and dangerous law surely ranks with the grievances laid down 236 years ago.
  • “October Baby” Is a Gift

    03/24/2012 3:35:20 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Ce.com ^ | March 23rd, 2012 | Harold Fickett
    “October Baby” Is a Gift Movies & MusicMarch 23rd, 2012 Harold Fickett Rachel Hendrix as Hannah Editor’s Note: For more on October Baby–reviews, pictures, and videos with special features–see this special CE information page.  Everyone in America should see October Baby and cherish it like the innocent life it celebrates.Not because it’s a perfect film.  It’s based on a great story, though, an important story, and one we haven’t seen before; in the end, it packs the wallop of greatness despite its flaws.  October Baby is a beautiful woman, who could use some help with accessorizing.  She’s still a stunner,...
  • Viva Cristo Rey!

    03/24/2012 10:25:52 AM PDT · by nanetteclaret · 10 replies · 3+ views
    barnhardt.biz ^ | March 23, 2012 | Ann Barnhardt
    So my phone rings at a few minutes past eight this morning, and it is a local pro-life leader asking if I would be willing to speak for five minutes at the Denver Rally for Religious Liberty on the steps of the state capitol downtown at noon. Sure. Why not? Here's the transcript of the speech. There were cameras there, but I have yet to see the video - if it is posted at all. If anyone happens across it, do let me know and I'll post it here. Until then, just imagine the crazy eyes, and fire coming out...
  • Obama's War On Women: No Health Care For You!

    03/23/2012 4:11:11 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 23, 2012 | IBD editorials
    Leadership: The administration denies funding for a Texas program that serves low-income women because of a law saying the program can't fund Planned Parenthood. Is this how the president protects women's health? Physician, to coin a phrase, heal thyself. The administration, faithful to the Alinsky technique of demonizing one's opponents and distracting people from real issues, managed to divert attention from ObamaCare's shredding of the Constitution by forcing religious institutions to provide contraceptives in violation of their religious freedom. Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown law student whose lifestyle allegedly tottered on insolvency unless free contraception was provided, was trotted forth to...
  • Obama campaign reclaims 'Obamacare'

    03/23/2012 5:37:54 PM PDT · by tookiesrcookies · 8 replies
    http://www.politico.com ^ | 3/23/12 | Bryon Tau
    ...Snip In an email to supporters on the second anniversary of the law, campaign manager Jim Messina writes to supporters "Here's to two years of making the lives of millions of Americans better every single day. If you're tired of the other side throwing around that word like it's an insult, then join me in sending a message that we're proud of it." "Let everyone know: 'I like Obamacare,'" Messina writes. "What's not to like? Obamacare means you won't have to pay out of pocket for preventive care like cancer screenings and birth control, insurance companies can no longer drop...
  • Liberty and ObamaCare

    03/23/2012 11:50:29 AM PDT · by Martin_Schmidt · 4 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/23/2012 | Staff
    The argument against the individual mandate—the requirement that everyone buy health insurance or pay a penalty—is carefully anchored in constitutional precedent and American history. The Commerce Clause that the government invokes to defend such regulation has always applied to commercial and economic transactions, not to individuals as members of society. This distinction is crucial. The health-care and health-insurance markets are classic interstate commerce. The federal government can regulate broadly—though not without limit—and it has. It could even mandate that people use insurance to purchase the services of doctors and hospitals, because then it would be regulating market participation. But with...
  • She loves abortion, but hates adoption

    03/23/2012 4:22:19 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews/Live Action News ^ | 3/23/12 | Nancy Flanders
    March 23, 2012 (LiveActionNews.org) -Jessica DelBalzo loves abortion. We know this because she wrote an entire post for RH Reality Check about her unwavering adoration for the legal termination of unborn children and her desire to keep abortion anything but rare. In her opinion, pro-choicers who say abortion should be rare are implying that abortion is wrong and are just trying to please pro-lifers. She writes: Terminating a pregnancy is not an unethical act, yet suggesting that abortion should be rare implies that there is something undesirable about having one. … Suggesting that abortion be ‘safe, legal, and rare,’ and...
  • Lots of Babies and lots of Smiles... Here comes the Catholic Church!

    03/23/2012 10:58:47 AM PDT · by koinonia · 6 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | March 6, 2012 | Catholic Sistas
    Cecile Richards does not Speak for Me, Here Comes the Catholic Church! This video was made in response to Cecile Richards calling on women to make videos called "I have a say". We are women who are Catholic and we have a say and the men who love us and treat us with dignity and respect and they also have a say.
  • Judge Forces Obama Admin to Stop Harassing Pro-Life Activist

    03/22/2012 10:19:44 PM PDT · by GILTN1stborn · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Lifenes.com ^ | March 22, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    A federal judge’s ruling has forced the Obama administration to drop its harassment of a Colorado-based pro-life advocate who provides abortion alternatives to women outside Denver abortion facilities. As LifeNews reported in January, pro-life attorneys were successful in getting a judge to stop an attempt by the Obama administration to silence a pro-life activist who, for years, has been helping women outside abortion centers find positive alternatives.   Thomas More Society attorneys defeated a request by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for a preliminary injunction against longtime Denver area pro-life activist Ken Scott. After a full-day hearing, U.S. District Judge...
  • ‘Your God’s wrong’: Judge erupts in angry tirade, sends pro-life activist back to jail

    03/22/2012 4:12:07 PM PDT · by caldera599 · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | Mar 22, 2012 | TONY GOSGNACH
    TORONTO, Ontario, March 22, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Ontario Court of Justice judge erupted in a lengthy, angry tirade against pro-life activist Mary Wagner – and ejected a spectator from the public gallery – in a downtown Toronto courtroom Wednesday. The judge then sent Wagner to jail for an additional 92 days, added to 88 days already served prior to trial, after finding her guilty of mischief and two counts of failing to comply with probation orders. The charges related to Wagner’s November 8 arrest at the site of the Bloor West Village “Women’s Clinic.” Wagner has been arrested on...
  • Pro-life leaders praise ‘October Baby’: Movie opens in U.S. theatres Friday

    03/22/2012 2:18:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | March 21, 2012 | THADDEUS BAKLINSKI
    NASHVILLE, March 21, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The widely praised, life-affirming movie ‘October Baby’ premiers in select theatres across the U.S. on Friday, March 23. The producers explain that October Baby shines a light on a real but little-known topic: survivors of attempted abortions. Survivors themselves say that there are thousands of individuals who have survived attempted abortions, although their fate is a seldom-tracked statistic. Many of these survivors have grown up to speak out on life-related issues. “There are more of us than what most people realize,” said Gianna Jessen, an abortion survivor who speaks nationally on the subject....
  • ‘Your God’s wrong’: Judge erupts in angry tirade, sends pro-life activist back to jail

    03/22/2012 12:56:37 PM PDT · by Morgana · 118 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 3/22/2012 | Tony Gosgnach
    TORONTO, Ontario, March 22, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Ontario Court of Justice judge erupted in a lengthy, angry tirade against pro-life activist Mary Wagner – and ejected a spectator from the public gallery – in a downtown Toronto courtroom Wednesday. The judge then sent Wagner to jail for an additional 92 days, added to 88 days already served prior to trial, after finding her guilty of mischief and two counts of failing to comply with probation orders. The charges related to Wagner’s November 8 arrest at the site of the Bloor West Village “Women’s Clinic.” Wagner has been arrested on...
  • Find a Women's Health Program doctor in Texas

    03/22/2012 8:40:05 AM PDT · by hocndoc · 13 replies
    WingRight.org ^ | March 22, 2012 | Beverly Nuckols, MD (hocndoc)
    Planned Parenthood ("PP") for years has used the media and fraud to bring in clients when those women could have gone to a family doctor or OB/Gyn. Below are three ways to find a local doctor who participates with the Women's Health Program in Texas. As a woman doctor, mother and grandmother from Texas, I support Governor Perry in his support of the law, passed once again by the Texas Legislature last summer, that prohibits any of our tax funds going to any "affiliate" of abortionists. Senate Bill 7, the huge law covering Texas medical financing, was passed in the...
  • HHS Messes with Texas. Obama’s real agenda is clear: abortion.

    03/22/2012 6:31:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/22/2012 | Patrick Brennan
    While opposition to the HHS mandate has caused many liberals to accuse Republicans of a “war on women,” the Obama administration itself has just declared the first front in its own war on women’s health care. Its casus belli? The Texas government’s restriction on funding for abortion providers. As of last week, President Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services has withdrawn $30 million worth of funding from a Texas Medicaid program that provides health-care services for low-income women. This HHS policy begins to confirm what conservatives have suspected all along: While the Obama administration has made it clearer than...
  • Pro-life leaders praise ‘October Baby’: Movie opens in US theatres Friday

    03/21/2012 5:21:53 PM PDT · by topher · 11 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | March 21, 2012 | by Thaddeus Baklinski
    NASHVILLE, March 21, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The widely praised, life-affirming movie ‘October Baby’ premiers in select theatres across the U.S. on Friday, March 23. The producers explain that October Baby shines a light on a real but little-known topic: survivors of attempted abortions. Survivors themselves say that there are thousands of individuals who have survived attempted abortions, although their fate is a seldom-tracked statistic. Many of these survivors have grown up to speak out on life-related issues. “There are more of us than what most people realize,” said Gianna Jessen, an abortion survivor who speaks nationally on the subject. “I...
  • Where Is The Physician Outrage? Guest Post: A Doctor on Transvaginal Ultrasounds (lawless rant)

    03/21/2012 5:03:29 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 20 replies
    Whatever.scalzi.com ^ | March 20, 2012 | an anonymous "doctor"
    March 20, 2012 By John Scalzi A friend of mine is a physician who wants to speak about transvaginal ultrasounds but whose position makes it precarious to speak publicly about it. So I’m letting this doctor borrow my site for an entry to speak anonymously on the matter. Obviously, I will vouch for the doctor being a doctor and being qualified to speak on the subject. Update, 9:14pm: This post is being linked to far and wide, so we’re getting lots of new readers and commenters. It’s important that before you comment you read the site disclaimer and comment policy....
  • The Fourth Trimester Abortion

    03/21/2012 7:17:14 AM PDT · by Wolf13 · 7 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 3-21-12 | Daniel Allott
    While political liberals are busy advancing the fiction of a conservative "war on contraception," their counterparts in academia are promoting a lie at the opposite end of the reproductive continuum. The anti-life crowd is giving new life to arguments for infanticide. In a much-discussed recent article in the Journal of Medical Ethics, Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva take the "pro-choice" argument to its logical and loathsome end. They argue that "when circumstances occur after birth such that they would have justified abortion, what we call after-birth abortion should be permissible." They propose to call the practice "after-birth abortion" rather than...
  • Planned Parenthood speaker: Good parents let teens have sex at home

    03/21/2012 12:54:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 50 replies · 1+ views
    life site news ^ | 3/21/2012 | Ben Johnson
    IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, March 20, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – As critics accuse Planned Parenthood of trying to facilitate the sex lives of minors, a featured speaker at one of the abortion provider’s local affiliates has suggested parents allow their teenage children to have sex in their home. Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernadino Counties invited Amy T. Schalet, author of Not Under My Roof: Parents, Teens, and the Culture of Sex, to keynote the organization’s “Consider This” luncheon last week. Dr. Schalet, an assistant sociology professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, said American parents should be more like their...
  • Pro Life Movie: October Baby - opens Friday

    03/20/2012 11:54:04 PM PDT · by topher · 3 replies
    October Baby Movie ^ | March 21, 2012 | vanity
    It is interesting the groups promoting this film: AFA CWA (Concerned Women of America) Focus on the Family Heartbeat International Hope for Orphans Care Net The Hopeline Students for Life Bethany Christian Services 10% of the profits for this movie is being donated to Every Life is Beautiful Fund, which will distribute funds to help women facing crisis pregnancies.
  • Molotov cocktails thrown at Democratic Texas state senator's office

    03/20/2012 9:50:56 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Fox news ^ | March 20 2012 | Fox news
    <p>FORT WORTH, Texas – Police and fire authorities in Forth Worth are investigating an arson attack on a Texas state senator's legislative offices, myFOXDFW reported.</p> <p>Officials say two Molotov cocktails were thrown into State Sen. Wendy Davis’ Forth Worth office Tuesday afternoon.</p>
  • Charge: U.S. selling aborted baby body parts

    03/20/2012 8:42:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    One News Now ^ | March 19, 2012 | Charlie Butts
    Even though the practice is a criminal offense, one pro-lifer asserts that body parts are being harvested from aborted babies and used for research purposes in the U.S. and abroad. After an investigation by Life Dynamics revealed the practice, Investigate Magazine, a New Zealand-based current affairs publication from a conservative Christian standpoint, went on to determine that a Maryland brokerage firm has been arranging the sale of parts of American aborted babies to the University of Auckland medical school in New Zealand for experiments. Mark Crutcher, founder and president of Life Dynamics, says there is no excuse for this project...
  • Massive, systemic Planned Parenthood fraud on brink of exposure?

    03/20/2012 2:37:38 PM PDT · by don-o · 8 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | March 20, 2012 | Jill Stanek
    The backstory, from LifeNews.com, March 12: Former Planned Parenthood abortion facility director Abby Johnson has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the abortion business claiming its Texas affiliate knowingly sent in about $6 million in false claims to Medicaid and covered up its actions…. The formerly sealed federal “whistleblower” suit… was made public [March 9] and was filed in 2009 by the Alliance Defense Fund on behalf of Johnson…. The suit alleges that Planned Parenthood knowingly committed Medicaid fraud from 2007 to 2009 by improperly seeking reimbursements from the Texas Women’s Health Program for products and services not reimbursable by that...
  • NYC, Abortion Capital

    03/20/2012 6:43:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies · 2+ views
    National Review ^ | 03/20/2012 | By Greg Pfundstein
    Today the Chiaroscuro Foundation released an interactive map illustrating the abortion ratio by zip code in New York City from 2000 to 2009. This is a continuation of our effort to raise awareness of the extremely high rate of abortion in New York City.Much could be said about these data. While the total number of abortions, as well as the abortion ratio, is down over the period citywide, both the number of abortions and the abortion ratio increased in the majority of zip codes, indicating uneven progress. The number of live births also increased in the majority of zip codes....
  • Tennessee abortion bill would require publishing names of doctors

    03/19/2012 9:06:29 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 23 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 2012 | Richard Fausset
    The latest salvo in the abortion wars comes in the form of a bill in the Tennessee Legislature that would result in the online publication of the names of doctors who perform abortions, and -- according to critics of the measure -- potentially out individual women who undergo the controversial procedure. The Life Defense Act of 2012, which is under consideration in the Tennessee House of Representatives, would direct the state Health Department to post on its website a report on every abortion, to be filled out by the facility where the procedure takes place. The reports must include the...
  • Public Has 90 Days to Comment on Mandate for Abortion-Causing Drugs

    03/19/2012 5:43:24 PM PDT · by blueyon · 6 replies
    Citizen Link.com ^ | 3/19/2012 | Karla Dial
    The Obama administration on Friday released an advance notice of the public rule requiring all employers to provide insurance that covers drugs that could cause early abortions, inviting public comment for the next 90 days. But according to experts who’ve analyzed the fine print, the administration only seems to be asking for help in balancing its priority — free contraceptives, sterilizations and abortifacient drugs for all women — with the religious freedoms of employers. The 32-page notice asks the public for input on which, if any, organizations should be exempt from the mandate. “What entities should be eligible for the...
  • As Health Care Law’s Trial Approaches, Two-Thirds Say Ditch Individual Mandate

    03/19/2012 12:42:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | 03/19/2012 | Greg Holyk
    Two-thirds of Americans say the U.S. Supreme Court should throw out either the individual mandate in the federal health care law or the law in its entirety, signaling the depth of public disagreement with that element of the Affordable Care Act. This ABC News/Washington Post poll finds that Americans oppose the law overall by 52-41 percent. And 67 percent believe the high court should either ditch the law or at least the portion that requires nearly all Americans to have coverage. The high court opens hearings on the law’s constitutionality a week from today. The law has never earned majority...
  • Obama Refuted by CDC Report: Not True 99% of Women Have Used Contraceptives--13.9% Have Never

    03/19/2012 4:32:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    CNS News ^ | 3/19/12 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - The definitive study of contraception use in the United States--which was produced by the U.S. government's National Center for Health Statistics and published by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention--refutes the claim President Barack Obama made in a White House briefing on Feb. 10 that “nearly 99 percent of all women” have used contraception. In fact, according to the study--which looked at the contraception use of American women between the ages of 15 and 44--13.9 percent had never had heterosexual intercourse, period. Also, according to the study, 38.2 percent of American women age 15-44 said they...
  • Responding to Backers of Abortions on Babies With Disabilities

    03/19/2012 3:48:57 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | 3/19/12 | Jess Clark
    Reading through the Slate article: Rick Santorum, Meet My Son, I find myself torn. As another mom in the trenches, I can genuinely feel her love for her son, and the agony of watching him suffer. She is in the battle, and in the battle, sometimes all we can feel is the battle. Also, though, I wish we could sit down for coffee and talk about who her baby is, inside. With my disabled child, I have to be mindful of two realities. One, that his brain is terribly broken; his life is often a battle between life and death,...
  • I’m Going to Kill Our Baby: A Father’s Worst Nightmare

    03/19/2012 12:49:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Life Action News ^ | 3/19/2012 | Kristi Burton Brown
    I can’t recall if I first heard about him through an e-mail or a phone call. But I know that when I spoke to him on the phone, he was desperate. A normal working father who already had three other children, he wanted to know if there was something he could do to stop his wife from killing one of their children. Now, if I stopped here with the details of my story and let you ponder the paragraph above, you would understandably be horrified. Why would a mother want to kill her youngest child? Why would the father have...