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  • Bill authorizes prosecution for death of an embryo

    04/24/2012 9:44:43 AM PDT · by SmithL · 1 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 4/24/12 | Tom Humphrey
    NASHVILLE — The Senate approved and sent to Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday legislation that allows criminal prosecution for causing the death of "a human embryo or fetus at any stage of gestation in utero." The bill (HB3517) marks the second change in two years to a law that since 1989 had it a crime to cause the death of a "viable fetus." That was changed last year to eliminate the word "viable." Sen. Mae Beavers, R-Mount Juliet, the sponsor, said legislators have since learned that, under the scientific definition of a fetus, the term only applies when eight weeks...
  • Denver priest ‘pulls out the big guns’ on Planned Parenthood: says Mass on street outside clinic

    04/24/2012 1:57:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 23, 2012 | CHRISTINE DHANAGOM
    Photo by James Baca/Denver Catholic Register DENVER, CO, April 23, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Prayerbooks, rosaries, and pro-life pamphlets are a common sight outside Planned Parenthood’s massive facility in downtown Denver, but this year, local organizers of this spring’s Forty Days for Life campaign decided that one last piece was missing to bring the light of Christ to the country’s second largest abortion facility: the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. The idea to celebrate the Catholic Mass in front of Planned Parenthood came from Fr. Joseph Hearty, Assistant Pastor at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in nearby Littleton, who felt...
  • Catholic nurse wins after employer demands she work in abortion facility

    04/24/2012 1:49:13 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 23, 2012 | Hilary White
    LONDON, April 23, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Catholic nurse in the UK has won her case in a dispute with her employer, an NHS trust in the Midlands, that was demanding she work in an abortion facility. The Catholic Herald reports that the woman, who has not been named publicly, was being required to work in a “Termination of Pregnancy clinic” attached to the hospital, and had cited the Abortion Act itself as her defence. Legal experts defending the rights of conscientiously objecting health care workers facing abortion-related disputes have pointed out that the Abortion Act contains a clause allowing...
  • 40 Days for Death? The dangerous ‘spirituality’ of Planned Parenthood

    04/23/2012 4:33:11 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 4 replies
    LifeSiteNews/LiveActionNews ^ | 4/23/12 | Karen Dudek
    April 23, 2012 (LiveActionNews.org) - In imitation of the Christian 40 Days for Life program, Planned Parenthood is embracing its own version of a 40-day prayer, in what they call a “show of support” for women. As the minds behind the “Official Committee of Six Rivers Planned Parenthood” push their abortion agenda to the limit, they have now produced a doctrinal outline of sorts, where PP and its “Clergy for Choice” exalt abortion as “sacred” and themselves as the “compassionate people of faith and wisdom” who value all human life. Christians will find the prayers disturbing, along with the possibility...
  • E-mail your lists before Tuesday primaries

    04/23/2012 8:13:14 AM PDT · by butterdezillion · 50 replies
    butterdezillion
    I have to work today and tomorrow so I can't man any of Newt's phone banks, but if anybody can use this letter to forward in e-mails to your lists before tomorrow's primaries, please do so: Mitt Romney supports government-coerced abortion. He personally has made the decision to force people to provide abortions even though they believe it to be murder. Yes, he vetoed Romneycare because it mandated abortion insurance coverage, but in Dec 2005 after his veto was overridden and the Boston Globe printed an article noting that Catholic hospitals would be exempt from providing abortions to rape victims,...
  • Low-income women stand to lose (TX Planned Parenthood)

    04/22/2012 11:33:33 PM PDT · by Racehorse · 2 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 22 April 2012 | Peggy Fikac
    Even if Planned Parenthood wins, it loses. And so do nearly 130,000 low-income women enrolled in the Women's Health Program, which provides health screenings and birth-control services. That's because Texas last week upped the ante in a lawsuit brought by Planned Parenthood, which says its exclusion violates its constitutional rights. Planned Parenthood is the group most notably affected by a state decision to bar clinics associated with abortion providers from the program even though the clinics themselves don't provide abortions. As we reported, Texas Solicitor General Jonathan F. Mitchell told U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel that the state will end...
  • Planned Parenthood pushes California bill to let non-physicians conduct abortions

    04/22/2012 11:08:29 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 39 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/19/12 | Ben Johnson
    SAN FRANCISCO, April 19, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) –  Although a legal loophole has long allowed the process, a California legislator has proposed a bill to formally allow non-physicians – including midwives – to perform abortions. Now a state pro-life group wants to know who has been anonymously paying for and conducting an existing training program. State Senator Christine Kehoe, D-San Diego, introduced a bill allowing non-physicians, such as midwives and nurse practitioners, to perform suction abortions after receiving training through a state project. “I think it endangers women’s health,” Dana Cody, president and executive director of Life Legal Defense Foundation (LLDF),...
  • Q: What if guns get designated as destructive force under the healthcare law? (vanity)

    03/28/2012 9:24:50 AM PDT · by indianyogi · 42 replies
    If we can be compelled to buy health insurance, can we be compelled to give up or not be able to buy guns?
  • From Planned Parenthood Flack to HHS Mouthpiece

    04/21/2012 8:13:41 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 6 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | April 21, 2012 | JP
    Imagine if the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights hired the former spokesman for the National Socialist Movement, the nation’s largest neo-Nazi organization, to be its deputy director for public affairs. It would be the moral equivalent of the decision by the Obama administration’s Department of Health and Human Services to hire the former mouthpiece for Planned Parenthood, which aborts nearly 300,000 unborn children each year, to be its new Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs. HHS waited until near the close of business yesterday to announce that Tait Sye, who spent four and a half years defending Planned Parenthood’s yearly...
  • Something to celebrate: Partial-birth abortion ban has stopped 11,000 abortions

    04/21/2012 6:48:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/20/2012 | Tina Korbe
    Remember when Congress debated the partial-birth abortion ban and abortion advocates insisted that the procedure was necessary for women's health? Remember when they challenged the constitutionality of the law in Gonzalez v. Carhart? The Supreme Court held that the law is constitutional even without a specific non-life-endangering health exception (the law already offered a life-endangerment exception). Five years later, no specific, personal stories have emerged of women whose health has been negatively impacted by the unavailability of the partial-birth abortion procedure --- but more than 11,000 lives have been saved. Alliance Defense Fund attorney Casey Mattox reports: The Court didn’t have...
  • Barney Frank: Obama Made 'Mistake' With Health Care Push

    04/17/2012 1:18:19 PM PDT · by lbryce · 9 replies
    National Journal ^ | April 17, 2012 | Johnathan Miller
    Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., said he advised President Obama against taking up health care reform following a special election in 2010 that changed Democrats' fortunes in the Senate, saying that he should have instead turned his focus to financial reform. Frank referenced former President Bill Clinton and his failed health care plan from the 1990s. “Obama made the same mistake Clinton made,” Frank said in a wide-ranging interview with New York magazine. “When you try to extend health care to people who don’t have it, people who have it and are on the whole satisfied with it get nervous.” The...
  • Obama taking ‘similar path’ as Hitler and Stalin: Illinois bishop

    04/17/2012 1:26:26 PM PDT · by topher · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | April 17, 2012 | by Patrick B. Craine
    PEORIA, Illinois, April 17, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a stunning homily on the weekend, an Illinois bishop slammed President Obama for his “radical pro-abortion and extreme secularist agenda” and said Catholics must line up against that agenda at the ballot box in November or else lose all her dearly-held institutions. “This fall, every practicing Catholic must vote, and must vote their Catholic consciences, or by the following fall our Catholic schools, our Catholic hospitals, our Catholic Newman Centers, all our public ministries—only excepting our church buildings – could easily be shut down,” said Bishop Daniel Jenky of Peoria at a...
  • Democrats expressing buyers’ remorse on Obama's healthcare law

    04/20/2012 8:18:29 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 14 replies
    Democrats expressing buyers’ remorse on Obama's healthcare law By Julian Pecquet and Sam Baker - 04/19/12 08:45 PM ET An increasing number of Democrats are taking potshots at President Obama’s healthcare law ahead of a Supreme Court decision that could overturn it. The public grievances have come from centrists and liberals and reflect rising anxiety ahead of November’s elections. “I think we would all have been better off — President Obama politically, Democrats in Congress politically, and the nation would have been better off — if we had dealt first with the financial system and the other related economic issues...
  • Parental consent laws protect underage girls, so why are abortionists opposed?

    04/20/2012 5:32:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Life News ^ | 4/20/2012 | Teresa Collett
    April 20, 2012 (thePublicDiscourse.com) - On March 8, the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on the Constitution heard testimony on the proposed Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act (CIANA). I was among those who testified in favor of the Act. CIANA would prohibit transporting a minor across state lines with the intent that she obtain an abortion without involving her parents as may be required by her home state. It also would require that abortion providers comply with the parental notification or consent laws of a minor’s home state when performing an abortion on a non-resident minor. More controversially, CIANA would...
  • Brazilian doctors: disabled unborn babies will either be cut to pieces or torn apart with aspirator

    04/20/2012 5:10:48 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    Life News ^ | 4/20/2012 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    April 20, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In the wake of a decision by the nation’s Supreme Federal Tribunal determining that babies suffering from the birth defect known as anencephaly aren’t “legally” alive, and therefore can be freely aborted, Brazilian doctors are explaining to the media how such babies will in fact be killed under the new legal regime. In a recent interview with Brazil’s most popular news magazine, Veja, the Vice-President of the Federal Council on Medicine, Dr. Carlos Vital, explained that doctors will have two choices: either “curettage” or “aspiration.” Abortions of ancephalic babies will be performed in the second...
  • Paul Ryan: Romneycare 'Not that Dissimilar to Obamacare' (Mar 2, 2011)

    04/20/2012 2:53:56 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 28 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Mar 2, 2011 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    This morning at a breakfast meeting sponsored by the American Spectator, Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan talked about what he's looking for in a Republican presidential candidate, reiterated he won't seek the White House, and left the door wide-open to accepting a vice presidential nomination. Ryan said that in recent weeks he's talked to Governors Haley Barbour, Tim Pawlenty, and Mitch Daniels, but is keeping his mind open about a potential endorsement. “I don't really have a strong preference right now," Ryan said of the prospective 2012 field. "I want to wait and see what these people are made of and...
  • Dancing Sufis for abortion

    04/20/2012 2:05:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | 4/20/2012 | Ben Johnson
    LifeSiteNews.com reported some time ago about Planned Parenthood’s latest, most bizarre effort to drum up support for its indefensible industry: holding a 40-day prayer campaign in favor of abortion. Kathleen Gilbert reported the 40 Days of Prayer material “lists 40 different prayers for those involved in the ‘sacred care’ of abortions to continue protecting, providing, and embracing the procedure - including mothers, escorts, abortionists, and everyone involved except the unborn children.” However, most of the national reporting has failed to convey the full breadth and diversity of the undertaking. The campaign is modeled on the more successful 40 Days of...
  • Daily Kos Announces: 'The Fetus Is a Parasite'

    04/20/2012 8:51:48 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 53 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 4/20/2012 | Tim Graham
    There are times when you glance at the leftist Daily Kos blog and wonder if they're being sabotaged from the inside. Case in point: a blog titled "The fetus is a parasite." "Sasharusha" blogs "back to the whole fetus= parasite thing. That is how I see them. I don't see them as cute and cuddly. I see them as terrifying and scary. I see pregnancy the same way. Here are some examples on how pregnancy is a parasitic relationship: The Z/E/F sucks the nutrients from the mother. The "relationship" only benefits the fetus. The mother's organs and body parts become...
  • Feminists Are Waging War On Family Finances

    04/19/2012 7:15:15 PM PDT · by billflax · 12 replies
    Forbes ^ | 04/19/2012 | Bill Flax
    Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen, exemplifying mainstream media’s pervasive bias, unleashed a firestorm recently. Ms. Rosen ridiculed Mitt Romney’s wife regarding the economic literacy of stay-at-home mothers; contemptuously dismissing Ann Romney for “never having worked a day in her life.” Many mothers managing family finances implicitly understand economics better than political strategists or government bureaucrats. Housewives engage markets constantly. Ludwig von Mises noted of inflation, the “housewife knows much more about price changes as far as they affect her own household than the statistical averages can tell.” The myriad advantages of full time motherhood extend far beyond finance, but there are...
  • ‘Create the family you want: Boy or Girl’: Sex selection advertized in Canadian newspapers

    04/19/2012 3:40:49 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/19/12 | Peter Baklinski
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 19, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In the wake of a new study that indicates that unborn girls are being targeted for abortion by certain immigrant groups in Canada, evidence has surfaced that sex selective in vitro fertilization (IVF) is being regularly advertised in Canadian news papers. A fertility clinic in Washington state has been targeting Indo-Canadians in British Columbia with an ad encouraging them to “create the family you want: Boy or Girl.” The ad features a picture of an ethnic boy and girl attired in traditional Indian garb.  A website address in the ad directs parents...
  • Radical feminist nuns’ group ‘stunned’ by Vatican criticisms, reform plan

    04/19/2012 3:19:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 54 replies
    Life News ^ | 4/19/2012 | Hilary White, Rome Correspondent
    VATICAN CITY, April 19, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The announcement yesterday by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) that one of the most notoriously liberal radical feminist organizations in the American Catholic Church is to be the subject of a major reform effort has been met with surprise from the group and condemnation from some of its members. An initial statement from the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) leadership says they are “stunned” by the critical comments made by the CDF in their doctrinal assessment. The CDF had specifically criticized the organization for its refusal to...
  • [CC2W] Video Reminding Voters about Pro-Life Values Garners over 400,000 Views

    04/19/2012 3:02:59 PM PDT · by rhema · 7 replies
    LiveAction ^ | 4/19/12 | Morgan Witt
    First posted on YouTube on March 10, 2012, views for “Test of Fire: Election 2012” from Catholics Called to Witness (CC2W) have skyrocketed in the past couple weeks. Almost 400,000 people have viewed this short and poignant video, through which CC2W reminds voters and particularly Catholics of what is at stake this next election – not just jobs or money, but life, marriage, and freedom.
  • Planned Parenthood illegally distributing abortion pill, legal group says

    04/19/2012 1:12:25 PM PDT · by Morgana
    Life News ^ | Ben Johnson
    CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE, April 18, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Planned Parenthood has been breaking New Hampshire state law by dispensing thousands of dollars of prescription drugs, including Plan B and RU-486, every single day, according to a legal complaint filed by the Alliance Defense Fund. The nation’s largest abortion provider “must obey state laws that say only licensed pharmacists may distribute prescription drugs when a clinic is not under contract with the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services,” said Michael Tierney, an attorney affiliated with the Alliance Defense Fund. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE) lost its contract...
  • If unborn babies are totally dependent…doesn’t that heighten our responsibility to protect them?

    04/19/2012 1:04:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | 4/19/2012 | Jonathon Van Maren
    April 29, 2012 (Unmaskingchoice.ca) - Member of Parliament Stephen Woodworth’s bid to examine the biology of the pre-born, Motion 312, has terrified Canada’s abortion advocates like a mirror terrifies a vampire. Leading pro-abortion activist Joyce Arthur insisted so loudly that asserting the humanity of the pre-born child is “begging the question” that she couldn’t hear the scientific consensus of embryologists and medical professionals. (She may believe that humans can give birth to the offspring of other species. Further research required.) Jane Cawthorne, the author of the “Abortion Monologues,” obliviously asked, “How can two persons reside in one body?” while asserting...
  • NYT writer: I might have a daughter if I hadn’t aborted, but I don’t regret it

    04/19/2012 12:40:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies
    Life News ^ | 4/19/2012
    A guest writer for the New York Times has described her daydreams about the infant daughter she aborted, but says that she is thankful she has been spared the “agonizing sadness of guilt and regret” suffered by countless other post-abortive mothers, and that she doesn’t grieve the child lost to abortion. Susan Heath of New York described her gratitude for the ease of obtaining her own abortion at Planned Parenthood years ago when, after bringing four children into the world, her contraception failed. “I’m pregnant but I’m not trapped. All I had to do was call the clinic and make...
  • Legislator Tells Pro-Life Rally: “I murdered my first child.”

    04/18/2012 3:49:19 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | April 17, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    A pro-life state legislator surprised a pro-life rally in Alabama with a stark admission about his role in the abortion of his own child.According to the local Fox television station: The crowd attending the annual “Pro-Life Legislative Day” in Montgomery on Thursday got a surprise when Republican Rep. Ed Henry of Hartselle talked publicly for the first time about going with his pregnant girlfriend to have an abortion. ”I murdered my first child,” the freshman legislator told the stunned crowd.Henry, R-Hartselle, came to the rally to talk about his bill that says elective abortions can’t be part of any health...
  • “I Wish He’d Never Been Born”: The Misguided View of Abortion as “Mercy-Killing”

    04/18/2012 2:32:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Live Action ^ | 4/18/2012 | Christina Martin
    Emily Rapp is a writer, a devoted mother, and a left-leg amputee who was once a poster child for the March of Dimes. Her son Ronan is living with Tay-Sachs, a devastating rare genetic disease. I first heard of Emily in a disheartening Time magazine article titled “Why a Mother would have aborted her son.” It sprang from a Slate article Emily wrote where she said, “I’m so grateful that Ronan is my child. I also wish he’d never been born; no person should suffer in this way—daily seizures, blindness, lack of movement, inability to swallow, a devastated brain—with no...
  • Baptist charity pulls grant from clinic that distributes the morning-after pill

    04/18/2012 11:16:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 4/18/2012 | Ben Johnson
    ROME, GEORGIA, April 17, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – A 100-year-old Baptist health ministry in Georgia has withdrawn a $42,000 grant from a clinic that dispenses the morning-after pill – but a clinic spokeswoman says she is keeping the money already given. Georgia Baptist Health Care Ministry awarded the funds to the Women’s Organization for Reproductive and Total Health-care (WORTH) clinic of Rome, Georgia, to support its cervical cancer screenings, with the goal of doubling its 600 patient load. However, an unidentified minister alerted the ministry that the facility distributes the morning-after pill. Local media report that representatives of Women of WORTH...
  • Baptist charity pulls grant from clinic that distributes the morning-after pill

    04/18/2012 4:50:31 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 17, 2012 | BEN JOHNSON
    ROME, GEORGIA, April 17, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – A 100-year-old Baptist health ministry in Georgia has withdrawn a $42,000 grant from a clinic that dispenses the morning-after pill – but a clinic spokeswoman says she is keeping the money already given.    Georgia Baptist Health Care Ministry awarded the funds to the Women’s Organization for Reproductive and Total Health-care (WORTH) clinic of Rome, Georgia, to support its cervical cancer screenings, with the goal of doubling its 600 patient load. However, an unidentified minister alerted the ministry that the facility distributes the morning-after pill. Local media report that representatives of Women...
  • Hospital tells patients to do own laundry

    04/17/2012 6:54:19 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 16 replies
    Cost-cutting measures at Saint-Vincent Hospital's complex continuing care unit mean patients could soon be responsible for doing their own laundry. Officials at St. Vincent Hospital, which is part of Bruyčre Continuing Care, said instead of using a cleaning service the continuing care unit would be installing coin-operated washers and dryers for patients and their families to use. The organization said it is $2 million in debt and needs to find savings. They are hoping family members can help the patients do their laundry after a new policy is in place starting in June.
  • Obama taking ‘similar path’ as Hitler and Stalin: Illinois bishop

    04/17/2012 3:15:21 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 23 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/17/12 | Patrick B. Craine
    PEORIA, Illinois, April 17, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a stunning homily on the weekend, an Illinois bishop slammed President Obama for his “radical pro-abortion and extreme secularist agenda” and said Catholics must line up against that agenda at the ballot box in November or else lose all her dearly-held institutions. “This fall, every practicing Catholic must vote, and must vote their Catholic consciences, or by the following fall our Catholic schools, our Catholic hospitals, our Catholic Newman Centers, all our public ministries—only excepting our church buildings – could easily be shut down,” said Bishop Daniel Jenky of Peoria at a...
  • Pro-Life Profiles: Mitt Romney

    04/17/2012 3:29:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    As a "Pro-family" Republican Candidate: by his undeniable record fully documented below, Mitt Romney: - created RomneyCare which is terribly similar to ObamaCare but even worse for it openly funds abortion - put Planned Parenthood on the so-called "independent" board he created that offers $50 co-pay abortions - thereby instituted tax-funded abortion on demand two years after his orchestrated "pro-life" conversion - as late as summer 2011 continues to defend aborting tens of thousands of kids (denying their God-given right to life) - supported destructive embryonic research after his false 2004 pro-life conversion - put a pro-abortion Democratic judge on...
  • Washington Post: We Tried To Bury That Story About ObamaCare Blowing Up The Deficit

    04/16/2012 8:55:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 16, 2012 | Sean Higgins
    Washington Post columnist Patrick Pexton made a rather startling admission in the paper’s Sunday edition: The Post never meant for their recent story about how President Obama’s health care law expands the budget deficit to become a viral Internet sensation. In fact, they deliberately tried to bury the story. ... The story in question was titled “Health care law will add $340 billion to deficit, new study finds.” It pointed out that the administration had double-counted Medicare savings in the law and once you adjusted for that it added to the deficit rather than reducing it, as the White House...
  • Can't Feed 'Em? Don't Breed Em!

    04/15/2012 6:04:43 PM PDT · by evilrooster · 27 replies
    "Can't Feed 'Em? Don' Breed 'Em" - - Wonkette.com April 15, 2010 Seems like sound advice to me.Advice that even my liberal friends can agree with. I mean, isn't that what the "Pro-Choice" movement is all about? Allowing women a "choice" when a mistake is made, when that mistake rains on future plans or worse yet, when a woman cannot afford to support that mistake?Strangely enough, liberals and conservatives can reach common ground. They just disagree on how to get there. Liberals are Pro-Choice, which affords one the opportunity to "fix" a mistake, while conservatives, for the most part, are Pro-Life, preferring abstinence instead. Liberals subscribe to the belief that government should provide for their contraceptive needs, while conservatives don't believe in funding protection against one's sexual exploits. At the core, however, remains the common belief that one should not breed children if one cannot afford children. As I said,...
  • Abortion: Ayn Rand Lexicon

    04/15/2012 1:35:51 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    An embryo has no rights. Rights do not pertain to a potential, only to an actual being. A child cannot acquire any rights until it is born. The living take precedence over the not-yet-living (or the unborn). Abortion is a moral right—which should be left to the sole discretion of the woman involved; morally, nothing other than her wish in the matter is to be considered. Who can conceivably have the right to dictate to her what disposition she is to make of the functions of her own body?
  • From New President of Episcopal Divinity School: 'Abortion is a Blessing' [2009 Chant]

    04/15/2012 5:21:26 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Catholic.org ^ | 4/2/09 | Randy Sly
    The announcement on Monday, March 30 that The Rev. Dr. Katherine Ragsdale was appointed as the sixth and newest president of Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) in Cambridge, MA, has orthodox and pro-life Episcopalians shaking their heads... ...the EDS website also has a link to Rev. Ragsdale’s sermon blog. There, the first sermon is entitled, “Our Work is Not Done...” “These are the two things I want you, please, to remember – abortion is a blessing and our work is not done. Let me hear you say it: abortion is a blessing and our work is not done. Abortion is a...
  • Abortion Lobby Assails Movie

    04/15/2012 12:01:45 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 April 2012 | John Semmens
    The NARAL Pro-Choice America organization lashed out at the film “October Baby” for its message and methods. “Movie-goers need to be aware that this film is out-of-step with mainstream America,” NARAL spokesperson Adora Slaughter contended. “It implies that carrying a baby to term is THE right choice. It conceals the fact that one-in-four pregnancies is terminated by abortion. The notion that one-in-four women might be making the wrong choice flies in the face of Secretary Sebelius’ determination that women have the right to make this choice and that insurers must cover it regardless of any psuedo conscientious objections.” “On top...
  • Two pro-life groups endorse Romney

    04/14/2012 7:28:49 PM PDT · by no dems · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 12, 2012 | Seth McLaughlin
    GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney got back-to-back endorsements from prominent pro-life groups Thursday, signaling that anti-abortion forces will overlook his previous pro-choice positions in their shared desire to defeat President Obama in the general election. The Susan B. Anthony List threw its support behind Mr. Romney in a morning news release and National Right-to-Life, the nation’s oldest and largest pro-life organization, followed suit with a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington. “Now is the time to unite behind Gov. Romney in order to defeat the most ideologically pro-abortion president in our nation’s history,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president...
  • Ariz. bans late-term abortions as health risk to women

    04/14/2012 7:19:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    EWTN News ^ | 4/14/12
    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed into law a bill that bans most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, saying it protects women and the unborn. “This legislation is consistent with my strong track record of supporting common sense measures to protect the health of women and safeguard our most vulnerable population – the unborn,” Gov. Brewer said April 12. “Knowing that abortions become riskier the later they are performed in pregnancy,” she said, “it only makes sense to prohibit these procedures past twenty weeks.” The legislation, H.B. 2036, bars abortion in cases where the unborn child is 20 weeks...
  • Essays for Lent/Easter: Abortion

    04/13/2012 6:03:18 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    StayCatholic.com ^ | 2004 | Sebastian R. Fama
     Abortionby Sebastian R. FamaThere are a variety of reasons given to justify an abortion. They include such things as I can’t afford a baby, a baby would interfere with my career, I have enough children, and the doctor said if we have this child it will be handicapped. We are told that every child should be a wanted child.But does any of this really matter? The real question is not whether a child is wanted; the real question is whether or not what is growing inside the mother is a living child. If it is not a living child, a...
  • Actress Rachel Hendrix: ‘Every human life is created in the Divine image - we should fight for it’

    04/13/2012 4:15:44 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/13/12 | John-Henry Westen
    October Baby star Rachel Hendrix ALABAMA, April 12, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In an interview with the German Catholic news agency Kath.net this week, actress Rachel Hendrix, who stars in the box office hit ‘October Baby’ said, “Every human life is created in the Divine image, it is unique and we should fight for it.” Despite the sensitive subject matter of the film, which touches on abortion with a pro-life message of ‘Every Life is Beautiful,’ the film has startled critics with strong box office showings. Even in its second week the film posted a strong showing, claiming the No. 2...
  • One More Time: Obamacare Funds Abortions. Here’s Proof

    04/13/2012 3:41:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | April 13, 2012 | by Steven Ertelt
    ...Obamacare even contains a clause that prevents insurance plans from letting people know about the required abortion surcharge. You won’t be notified that you’re paying into a plan that covers abortion until your time of enrollment. By then, in most cases, it’ll be too late. It’s sinister government secrecy—a bureaucratic sleight of hand—that will result in wholesale abortion-on-demand provided by the government. Take a look at the text of the law for yourself: (3) RULES RELATING TO NOTICE—(A) NOTICE—A qualified health plan that provides for coverage of [abortions other than in cases of rape, incest, or the life of the...
  • Mitt Romney caught on "hidden camera" (Mitt, Mormons, and Abortion Flip-Flops)

    04/13/2012 2:50:30 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 63 replies
    www.youtube.com ^ | Dec 12, 2011 | Youtube
    Youtube video where Romney explains his and the Mormon Church's views on abortion.
  • Romney, as Mormon Bishop threatens woman "give up your baby or give up your God"

    04/13/2012 8:09:22 AM PDT · by wolfman23601 · 113 replies
    Examiner ^ | 3/29/12 | Robert Tilford
    Many people know Presidential Mitt Romney as a Republican candidate running for President who likes to complain about President Obama. Many do not see him as a former Mormon Bishop in charge of thousands of Mormon congregants. An investigation based on interviews suggest Romney was pretty radical in his Mormon beliefs. According to a Huffington news report - as a young bishop, Romney got word that Carroll Shelton, a woman in his ward, was considering an abortion. This was Shelton's sixth pregnancy. She was in her 40s, had four teenage children and had developed “medical complications.” As the story goes...
  • Arizona Governor Signs Bill Banning Abortions After 20 Weeks

    04/13/2012 5:40:09 AM PDT · by Wpin · 99 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | April 12, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed a pro-life bill into law today to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. House members passed the bill by a 37-22 vote and abortions after that time period would not be allowed except in very rare cases of medical emergency. The bill also requires abortion facilities to allow women to have an ultrasound of their unborn baby at least 24 hours prior to having the abortion. In many cases women change their minds about a planned abortion after seeing the images of their developing child. Americans United for Life president Charmaine Yoest commended Brewer...
  • U.S. seminary confronts abortion mill head-on through weekly prayer invasion

    04/13/2012 5:25:59 AM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 12, 2012 | PETER BAKLINSKI
    COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 12, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Seminarians from the only Pontifical College in the U.S. have an awe-inspiring approach for confronting abortion head-on. Dressed in full regalia of a black cassock, a traditional red sash, and armed with a rosary, the seminarians descend in a powerful show of force every Saturday on a local abortion facility to confront with prayer what the seminary’s rector calls the “poison of abortion.” Father James Wehner, rector of the Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio, says he believes that seminarians need to “see visibly the forces of evil at work, and respond with an...
  • National Right to Life, others endorse Romney (Dear Lord)

    04/12/2012 9:01:29 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 297 replies
    Baptist Press/Town Hall ^ | 4-12-12 | Michael Foust
    National Right to Life and two other major pro-family groups have endorsed Mitt Romney for president, saying that on the issues of abortion and marriage, he stands with them. National Right to Life's endorsement Thursday (April 12) came two days after Romney's leading challenger for the Republican nomination -- Rick Santorum -- dropped out, making Romney the presumptive nominee. Also endorsing Romney were the Susan B. Anthony List, a group that supports pro-life women for political office, and the National Organization for Marriage, which has led the charge nationwide in protecting the traditional definition of marriage. In its endorsement, National...
  • Romney Scores Key Endorsements From Anti-Abortion Groups

    04/12/2012 8:38:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | April 12, 2012 | Julie Rovner
    A decade ago, while running for Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney vowed to "preserve and protect a woman's right to choose" abortion. On Thursday, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee won the endorsement of both the oldest and largest anti-abortion group in the nation — the National Right to Life Committee — and one of the newer groups with a large wad of cash ready to spend on his behalf — the Susan B. Anthony List. National Right to Life Committee President Carol Tobias said Romney's former position supporting abortion rights doesn't bother her or her organization. "The pro-life movement is filled...
  • Romney faces ‘enthusiasm gap,’ must embrace strong pro-life/family message: conservative leaders

    04/12/2012 6:12:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 51 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 4/12/2012 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., April 12, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Despite the fact that Rick Santorum has dropped out of the presidential race and his next leading rival, Newt Gingrich, has called Mitt Romney “far and away the most likely nominee,” the former Massachusetts governor still faces a serious problem, conservative leaders warn. “There is a huge enthusiasm gap among grass roots conservatives that must be addressed by the Romney campaign,” former presidential candidate Gary Bauer, now president of American Values, told LifeSiteNews.com. Mitt Romney A deficit with the party’s conservative base, especially its pro-life and pro-family base, will prove costly in November,...
  • Accused vandals of pro-life campus display say destruction was ‘free speech’

    04/12/2012 6:00:37 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 4/12/2012 | Kathleen Gilbert
    HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Kentucky, April 12, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A group of youths arrested and charged with vandalizing a Kentucky pro-life campus display said that destroying the display was an expression of their “right to free speech.” Pro-life leaders of Northern Right to Life at Northern Kentucky University (NKU) say they first set up the display on Monday morning. It consisted of tiny onesies hanging on a line with red “X” taped onto every fourth outfit to symbolize a life lost to abortion. The display included a sign explaining its significance and citing the Guttmacher Institute. But after the display was...