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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 ( - 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 ( – 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 ( - 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
    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 ( –  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 ^ | April 17, 2012 | by Patrick B. Craine
    PEORIA, Illinois, April 17, 2012 ( – 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 ( - 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 ( - 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 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 ^ | 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 ( – 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...