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  • Wesley J. Smith: Medical Morality Requires Equally Valuing Unconscious Patients

    05/20/2012 12:00:07 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 4 replies
    First Things/Secondhand Smoke ^ | 5/17/12 | Wesley J. Smith
    A neurologist named Dr. Rohan Ramakrishna tells of a potential treatment for persistent vegetative state.  From the MSNBC report: Researchers from the University of Munich recently reported that they were able to awaken an 82-year-old woman who’d been in a persistent vegetative state by using injections of her own immune cells. The woman, who had suffered a stroke, had been cared for at home by her family and a home health nurse — for nine long years. Then her doctors proposed an experimental new treatment, offering to give the octogenarian intramuscular injections of her own immune cells, specially activated in...
  • The Paul Clement Court

    05/19/2012 2:46:40 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | March 18, 2012 | Jason Zengerle
    Clement’s career is cresting just as the momentous legal crusades of a radicalized Republican Party are reaching the appellate level. His ability to strip the politics out of a contentious argument, the goodwill he engenders from Democrats, and his chumminess with the justices�these are all qualities that would appear to be anachronistic in contemporary, hyperpartisan Washington. But the case of Paul Clement suggests that, at least in one corner of the capital, they are very much in demand. Clement disputes this political interpretation. �Look, I get it, I hang out in this town, I understand how people are looking at...
  • Romney makes 'day one' promises in TV advertisement (Obama agenda into the trash!)

    05/19/2012 2:07:23 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 58 replies
    BBC ^ | 18 May 2012 | (not attributed)
    ...In a statement, the campaign says Mr Romney would support using an executive order to waive "Obamacare" for all 50 states, and the pipeline would be "approved" by Mr Romney...
  • Noted author announces canonical lawsuit against Georgetown

    05/19/2012 10:03:40 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | May 18, 2012
    A prominent Georgetown University alumnus has announced plans for a canonical lawsuit in a bid to restore the school’s Catholic identity. William Peter Blatty, the author of The Exorcist, is asking Georgetown alumni, faculty, students, and friends to join in his canonical case, in which he will ask the Archdiocese of Washington and the Holy See to take action “up to including the possible removal or suspension of top-ranked Georgetown’s right to call itself Catholic or Jesuit in its fundraising and representations to applicants.” In his plea for support of the canonical case, Blatty argues that Georgetown has failed to...
  • Heckler to Sebelius at Georgetown: ‘You’re a Murderer, Abortion is Murder!’

    05/19/2012 10:29:02 AM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 19, 2012 | Edwin Mora
    (CNSNews.com) -- Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who supports abortion, was heckled and called a “murderer” by a pro-life activist as she gave a speech to graduating students on Friday at Georgetown University, the nation’s oldest Catholic academic institution. Kathleen Sebelius Commencement Address Video“I got a message for you Kathleen Sebelius: You’re a murderer, abortion is murder!” yelled the heckler as he was being escorted out of the room by campus police. The young activist told CNSNews.com that he goes by the name of David Lewis.Alluding to Biblical scripture, Lewis also yelled across the room towards Sebelius, “We...
  • Mitt Romney holds fundraiser with manufacturer of the Morning After Pill

    05/19/2012 7:15:24 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 415 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | May 18, 2012 | Ben Johnson
    MIAMI, FLORIDA – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney scheduled a $50,000-a-plate fundraiser at the home of Phil Frost, the executive of the company that makes the Morning After Pill, on Wednesday night. Plan B One-Step is produced by Teva Pharmaceuticals, Frost’s company.
  • Last Straw: Georgetown alum and ‘Exorcist’ author canonically sues U. after Sebelius row

    05/18/2012 8:36:55 PM PDT · by topher · 20 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | May 18, 2012 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, May 18, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - William Peter Blatty knows a thing or two about what happens when a hostile presence infiltrates Catholic bodies. Blatty, author of both novel and film versions of the horror classic “The Exorcist,” is getting ready to launch a canonical suit against alma mater Georgetown University, calling U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ appearance as commencement speaker “the last straw” in the school’s relinquishing of Catholic identity. A frame from the movie "The Exorcist" with a slight adjustment. “The scandals that Georgetown has given to the faithful are too many to count and...
  • Romney Faces a "Blue Wall" -- But Is It Solid?

    05/18/2012 7:55:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 48 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 18, 2012 | Sean Trende
    Last week, I wrote a piece suggesting that Mitt Romney's path to the presidency wasn't necessarily narrow. Rather, the breadth of that path will depend on "environmental" factors that could ultimately push him well past the 286 electoral vote ceiling that has seemingly been imposed upon the Republican party since 1992. On the other hand, Ron Brownstein suggests that this ceiling is an outgrowth of demography and changing coalitions, and is largely etched into our electoral map. This has created a “blue wall” consisting of “the 11 states from Maryland to Maine (except New Hampshire); the three West Coast states;...
  • Kathleen Sebelius Plays Round Of Basketball At Catholic Georgetown U Before Big Commencement Speech

    05/18/2012 7:16:15 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 2 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 05/18/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
  • Congressional Black Caucus Holds Meeting to Blast Pro-Lifers

    05/18/2012 4:53:34 PM PDT · by blueyon · 24 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 5/18/2012 | Jill Stanek
    On May 10 the Congressional Black Caucus and Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus were honorary co-hosts of a wordy briefing entitled, “African Americans’ Attitudes on Abortion, Contraception, and Reproductive, Justice: From Public Opinion to Policymaking,” held at the U.S. Capitol. On the agenda: “numerous challenges to accessing quality, affordable reproductive health care… exacerbated by campaigns targeting the African American community” “research on the latest attitudes and concerns of African Americans relating to reproductive justice” “key messaging as a response to attacks and threats to reproductive rights” Organizers were obviously alarmed by the inroads pro-lifers have made into the black community, hence the...
  • Protestors interrupt Kathleen Sebelius speech at Georgetown

    05/18/2012 8:39:28 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 46 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Friday May 18, 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    Anti-abortion protestors interrupted HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' commencement speech at Georgetown University this morning.
  • Will Gay Marriage Force Black Churches to Reconsider Democratic Party?

    05/18/2012 4:11:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 18, 2012 | Larry Elder
    President Obama's affirmation of gay marriage threatens to undermine the near-monolithic black support Obama enjoyed in 2008. Several members of the black clergy now say they intend to sit out the presidential election. One poll from last November found black opposition to gay marriage at 58 percent, higher than the rest of the country, which is about evenly split. The real question is this: What took black church leaders so long to reconsider their near blind support for the Democratic Party? The historical strength of black churches has been that of a moral and spiritual refuge in a once-hostile country...
  • Welcome To The Bureau Of Womanhood Conformity

    05/17/2012 8:04:05 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 17, 2001 | Thomas Lifson
    A brilliant ad by the Susan B. Anthony Fund satirizes the Democrats' propaganda alleging a "war on women" by Republicans. Hip, funny, and visually stimulating, the ad does more than throw back in their face the Democrats' phony words, it signals that liberalism is old hat, mindless conformity to stale dogma. Nothing is quite so boring as a celebrity who has passed his expiration date. Barack Obama had a good run as the "biggest celebrity in the world" (as an American Crossroads ad put it). He was fresh, new, and among the youth, highly popular. Four years later, half of...
  • NARAL Endorses Obama, Cites “Highlights” of his “accomplishments”

    05/17/2012 5:21:10 PM PDT · by mnehring · 8 replies
    While not exactly something to hold the presses over, NARAL Tuesday endorsed pro-abortion President Barack Obama for a second term.“The difference between President Obama and Mitt Romney on choice is clear and stark,” said NARAL President Nancy Keenan. “We will make sure that voters understand the importance of re-electing President Obama. We are ready to go to battle and work every day to keep a pro-choice leader in the White House.”Keenan went on to emphasize that NARAL “will focus on a key bloc of women voters in battleground states. Choice is the issue that compels this segment to support President...
  • The Real War on Women: Abortion Drug RU 486 Injures Thousands

    05/17/2012 4:24:13 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | 5/17/12 | Mailee Smith
    On Monday, a state trial court judge overturned an Oklahoma law intended to ensure the safe use of abortion-inducing drugs, such as RU-486.  The law, enacted in 2011 and based upon an AUL model, simply required that abortion providers administer the drugs in the manner approved by the FDA. The state’s interest in enacting such a law was clear: Since RU-486 was approved in 2000, thousands of women have faced complications, many life-threatening.  Both the FDA and the drug manufacturer have acknowledged the substantial risk of complications following use.  Fourteen women have died.  Eight of those women died of a...
  • Study Proves Banning Abortion Doesn’t Hurt Women’s Health

    05/17/2012 4:17:21 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 2 replies
    Life News ^ | 5/17/12 | Michael New, Ph.D
    A new study which demonstrates that abortion restrictions in Chile have improved maternal mortality outcomes has received a lot of attention from pro-life blogs and websites. Quality research that highlights the positive public-health impact of pro-life laws is always welcome. However, this study which appeared in the peer-reviewed journal PLoS ONE is more important than many people realize. It is the most rigorous study of its kind, and it could have a significant impact on future public-health research. Countless public-health professionals and researchers reflexively assume that expanded access to abortion improves public-health outcomes for reproductive-age women. However, there is relatively...
  • Report: GOP might keep parts of ObamaCare if law is struck down

    05/17/2012 6:44:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/17/2012 | AllahPundit
    The sourcing on this one is awfully thin, which raises two possibilities. One: The details are exaggerated or outright made up to try to start a firestorm among ObamaCare-hating conservatives. Two: The details are spot-on and are being deliberately leaked to see how ObamaCare-hating conservatives react. Can some parts of this thing be preserved or must the stench of The One's greatest victory be completely expunged before Congress takes another run at health care? If the law is upheld, Republicans will take to the floor to tear out its most controversial pieces, such as the individual mandate and requirements that...
  • Profs at Jesuit universities lash out at bishops for opposing HHS mandate, gay ‘marriage’

    05/17/2012 11:12:04 AM PDT · by topher · 9 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | May 17, 2012 | Kathleen Gilbert
    May 17, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Professors at four Jesuit-run Catholic universities have recently stepped into the media to voice their disagreement with Catholic bishops on church teachings, including on contraception and the nature of marriage, and condemning the prelates for promoting an “idiosyncratic minority view” as Catholic dogma. The professors’ statements come at the same time that Pope Benedict has emphasized to U.S. bishops that reform of Catholic universities in the United States is the “most urgent challenge” facing the Church in the country. The pope told U.S. bishops who were visiting Rome recently that a lack of progress towards...
  • Mayor Apologizes for Calling Pro-Lifers “Forces of Darkness”

    05/17/2012 6:33:38 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    Life News ^ | 5/16/12 | Steven Ertelt
    Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell has apologized for calling pro-life advocates “Forces of Darkness” after he received significant criticism following his using the term to describe pro-life people at a fundraising event for the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Heartwell defended taxpayer funding for the organization that does more than 25 percent of the abortions nationwide. However, his defense of taxpayer funding for the abortion giant is not what is making waves — instead, a comment about pro-life advocates is upsetting pro-life people. “Yet, every year, the forces of darkness seek to deprive women of the health and education they need...
  • The tragic link between abortion and contraception

    05/17/2012 5:37:48 AM PDT · by A.A. Cunningham · 1 replies
    Denver Catholic Register ^ | 16 May 2012 | By Most Rev. James D. Conley, S.T.L., Apostolic Administrator
    The tragic link between abortion and contraception May 16, 2012 By Most Rev. James D. Conley, S.T.L., Apostolic Administrator In 1992, the U.S. Supreme Court made the second-most important decision about abortion to date. The case was Planned Parenthood v. Casey and at issue was the right of states to regulate the practice of abortion. The court's decision was a double-edged sword. Tragically, it confirmed the decision of Roe v. Wade and affirmed the principle that abortion should be legally available in the United States through all nine months of pregnancy. The decision was wrong, from both a moral and...