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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
    ( -- 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 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 ^ | 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 ^ | May 18, 2012 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, May 18, 2012 ( - 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | May 17, 2012 | Kathleen Gilbert
    May 17, 2012 ( - 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...
  • (NJ) Pro-Abortion Catholic Congressman to hold Rally at a Church Hall on Ascension Thursday!

    05/16/2012 7:09:23 PM PDT · by Frank Burns · 14 replies
    NJ, 9th Congressional Democrat Primary Election Bill Pascrell is a Catholic, pro-abortion, pro-gay-marriage, 18-yr. congressman in NJ. He and Nancy Pelosi are great friends and vote the same way. As a former mayor of Paterson, NJ, he chose the hall of a Catholic Church in Paterson, NJ as the venue for his Campaign Rally. Congressman Bill Pascrell has a 100% NARAL voting record and a 100% Pro-Homosexual Agenda voting record Facebook Event Campaign Page Pascrell also credits himself for writing the obama health-care law. The law that pays for abortion and calls for death panels for senior citizens. Call the...
  • Millions View Story Mom Rejecting Abortion of Disabled Baby

    05/16/2012 4:44:49 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | 5/16/12 | Steven Ertelt
    The video of the courageous mom who shares her account of rejecting suggestions that she have an abortion following the prediction from doctors that he unborn child would be born with disabilities has been seen now by millions of people.“The Right Choice-Inspirational Video” has been see by more than 1.5 million people on YouTube alone with millions more watching it on other channels.Lacey Buchanan is chronicling her journal with Christian and her family on her blog and has talked more about the inspiring story. On February 18th, 2011, our lives were changed forever when our son Christian Taylor Buchanan entered...
  • Healthy baby aborted after erroneous reports of birth defects in Vietnam

    05/16/2012 4:33:51 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/16/12 | Ben Johnson
    GIA LAI PROVINCE, VIETNAM, May 16, 2012, ( – A family is in grief after aborting a child erroneously reported to have congenital defects. The mother, Nguyen Thi Thu T., had undergone two ultrasounds that falsely reported birth defects – one in her native Chu Se District and another in Ho Chi Minh City. She chose to abort the baby in the seventh month of her pregnancy. However, as the family gathered to bury the child, they found the baby was still alive and had no such defects. The child died shortly after being born following a failed abortion. Although...
  • The Disturbing Link Between Obama, Communism and Abortion

    05/16/2012 3:27:56 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    Life News ^ | May 16, 2012 | Paul Kengor
    Conservatives are not shy about highlighting what they perceive as Marxist/communist roots in various aspects of Barack Obama’s policies, vision, and rhetoric. Some of these alleged parallels are a stretch; others are not. Many are merely the common overlap we often see among factions within the broader left of the political spectrum. We could debate and dissect them one by one; either way, they ultimately add up to a man — our president — who is on the far left.Yet while conservatives tend to focus on matters of economics and excessive government growth and intervention, they’re missing crucial aspects of...
  • Catholic Mom Refuses Abortion After Cancer Diagnosis (now cancer free)

    05/16/2012 2:09:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    CMR ^ | May 16, 2012 | MATTHEW ARCHBOLD
    Survivors: Daniella Jackson, 21, was diagnosed with a tumour in her lung shortly before discovering she was pregnant with her second child Rennae (pictured) This is the kind of story that's just too amazing to pass up. I know we see stories like this every once in a while but that doesn't make them any less amazing. It's just so...counter cultural. The Daily Mail reports:A pregnant mother diagnosed with lung cancer who refused to abort her baby to save her own life has given birth to a healthy daughter and is now cancer-free. Daniella Jackson, 21, was diagnosed with a...
  • Abortion Ban is Strenghtened in Norway

    05/16/2012 10:09:21 AM PDT · by marthemaria · 1 replies
    Norwegian Directorate of Health concluded that the practices associated with abortion after 22 week has been in violation of the law. The directorate provided a legal assessment of the ban on abortion when the fetus can survive. Abortion Act states that after the end of the eighteenth week of pregnancy, a pregnancy is not canceled unless there are particularly weighty reasons for it. Is there reason to believe that the fetus is viable, you consent to pregnancy termination is not given. In the Directorate's assessment, it is not allowed for abortions of viable fetuses even if strong social reasons would...
  • Obama and the Marxist/Communist View of Marriage and Abortion

    05/16/2012 8:23:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/16/12 | Paul Kengor
    Conservatives are not shy about highlighting what they perceive as Marxist/communist roots in various aspects of Barack Obama's policies, vision, and rhetoric. Some of these alleged parallels are a stretch; others are not. Many are merely the common overlap we often see among factions within the broader left of the political spectrum. We could debate and dissect them one by one; either way, they ultimately add up to a man -- our president -- who is on the far left. Yet while conservatives tend to focus on matters of economics and excessive government growth and intervention, they're missing crucial aspects...
  • Minnesota taxpayers paid for 58,000 abortions in 15 years

    05/15/2012 7:22:59 PM PDT · by topher · 16 replies ^ | May 15, 2012 | by The Editors
    ST. PAUL, May 15, 2012 ( - After 15 years of taxpayer-funded abortions, Minnesotans have funded more than 58,000 abortions at a cost of over $18 million, according to a just-released report from the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS). Nearly all of these abortions have been elective. Since its successful 1995 challenge to Minnesota’s law that prohibited funding of most abortions, the state’s abortion industry has steadily increased its procedure numbers and revenue by marketing taxpayer-funded abortions to low-income women. Taxpayers now pay for 32.7 percent of all abortions performed in the state — the highest percentage ever. ......
  • Gingrich to Newsmax: Good Chance GOP Can Win Senate, Presidency (11-minute video interview)

    05/15/2012 5:45:59 PM PDT · by BCrago66 · 8 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 5/15/12 | Jim Meyers and Kathleen Walter
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich tells Newsmax in an exclusive interview that Republicans have a “two out of three” chance of winning not only the White House in November, but the Senate and House as well. The reason, he says: President Obama “doesn’t have a clue about what he’s doing” and Americans can’t afford four more years of this “disaster.” Gingrich suspended his presidential campaign on May 2 and has endorsed Mitt Romney. The veteran Georgia lawmaker was first elected to the House in 1978 and served as speaker from 1995 to 1999 before announcing his retirement.
  • War on Women? Poll Shows Romney Leads Obama Among Female Voters

    05/15/2012 2:25:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush ^ | May 15, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The New York Times/CBS poll is so bad for Obama. They are really worried in the White House, and it's not new. They have been worried for a long time. This is not the first CBS/New York Times poll that has bad news for Obama. People have forgotten, two months ago, on the same day, the Washington Post and New York Times both came out with polls, and Obama was at 41% approval in one of them, and he was not doing well with women I think in the Washington Post poll two months ago. And this...
  • Stand with the 8% – Down Syndrome Babies Who Weren’t Aborted

    05/15/2012 7:59:12 AM PDT · by palin45potus · 23 replies
    Patheos ^ | 5-15-2012 | Bristol Palin
    In the United States, would you believe ninety-two percent of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome are aborted before they get a chance to take a breath? When I hear this statistic, it makes me want to burst into tears.  I can’t imagine a world without Trig — he is the best brother!  (Okay, you’re not too bad either, Track!) It’s crazy how in love with Trig we all are. When Tripp is acting up — which he does often! — I sometimes joke with my mom. “Hey, want to trade kids?” I laugh. Willow and I always talk about how...
  • As the Boomers Head for the Barn

    05/15/2012 6:40:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies ^ | May 15, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    When the April figures on unemployment were released May 4, they were more than disappointing. They were deeply disturbing. While the unemployment rate had fallen from 8.2 percent to 8.1 percent, 342,000 workers had stopped looking for work. They had just dropped out of the labor market. Only 63.6 percent of the U.S. working age population is now in the labor force, the lowest level since December 1981. During the Reagan, Bush I and Clinton years, participation in the labor force rose steadily to a record 67 percent. The plunge since has been almost uninterrupted. Here is a major cause...
  • Pursuing Purity: Why I’ve Embraced Abstinence

    05/14/2012 4:39:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    live action ^ | 5/14/2012 | Christina Martin
    I’m a 30-year-old black woman who’s proudly a virgin. Living in America, in 2012, I might be seen as a triple-minority. Some think I’m missing out, depriving myself, allowing my personal and religious beliefs to stifle the passions of my soul. It’s no wonder people think that way. Our culture is sex-saturated. When I was in high school, the MTV reality show “The Real World” was about people of different genders, races, and political and spiritual beliefs living together in hopes to challenge stereotypes and develop authentic friendships. Now the show’s more about how many attractive people can get drunk...
  • NARAL head: ‘intensity gap’ between pro-lifers and pro-aborts could threaten future of abortion

    05/14/2012 4:12:13 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 21 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/14/12 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, May 14, 2012 ( - When Nancy Keenan, the head of America’s oldest abortion lobby, told the Washington Post she was stepping down, she cited a grim fact that she had noticed for years: abortion supporters just aren’t as young or zealous as their pro-life counterparts anymore. “While most young, antiabortion voters see abortion as a crucial political issue, NARAL’s own internal research does not find similar passion among abortion-rights supporters,” wrote the Post’s Sarah Kliff. “If the pro-choice movement is to successfully defend abortion rights, Keenan contends, it needs more young people in leadership roles, including hers.” Keenan,...
  • Are Women Considering Abortion Informed? Not if Planned Parenthood Can Help It

    05/14/2012 4:03:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Live Action ^ | 5/14/2012 | Calvin Freiburger
    How well informed are abortion seekers? We may not be able to know their minds or experiences, but we can certainly know whether those doing the informing are being honest, fair, and candid with them (spoiler alert: they’re not). Live Action has caught personnel at least three Planned Parenthood clinics giving their patients inaccurate medical information about their babies and pregnancies. The people at Planned Parenthood misled women on when heartbeats can be detected, abortion’s medical downside, whether eight-week-old fetuses have limbs and brains, and whether the name “baby” is applicable. “But wait,” you say, “you can’t judge an entire...
  • Archdiocese slams Georgetown U. invitation of Obama HHS secretary Sebelius

    05/14/2012 11:55:17 AM PDT · by topher · 8 replies ^ | May 14, 2012 | by Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, May 14, 2012 ( - The Archdiocese of Washington has weighed in on Georgetown University’s invitation of U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius as a commencement speaker in clear terms, saying that the school has unmoored itself from Catholic identity and chosen a stance against the country’s Catholic bishops. Secretary Sebelius is the primary figure behind the HHS mandate forcing religious groups to provide free sterilizations, abortifacient drugs, and other forms of birth control to employees under the new health care law. She is also known for her extreme pro-abortion record, most notably her close ties with...
  • A Murder of One

    05/14/2012 3:53:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | May 14, 2012 | Mike Adams
    Some years ago, I was sitting in a tree stand in Sampson County, North Carolina. Less than an hour after ascending into the stand, a beautiful doe stepped into my field of vision. I raised my 30/30 and set my sights just behind her right shoulder. Just as I was about to pull the trigger, I saw something moving along the outer perimeter of my field of vision. I glanced to my right and saw a young fawn grazing just 25 yards away from its mother – the doe I had nearly shot. I had to draw my weapon...
  • Mother’s Day idea from Kirsten Gillibrand: Why not donate to a pro-choice group? (NY U.S. senator)

    05/13/2012 2:03:29 PM PDT · by Sun · 32 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 11, 2012 | Allahpundit
    This Mother’s Day, thank mom for the gift of life by helping to ensure that other kids don’t receive it. snip “This Mother’s Day, I can’t think of a better way to honor all the mothers in the country — past and present — than with a contribution to EMILY’s List,” Gillibrand writes. “They’re the ones working tirelessly to elect the pro-choice Democratic women who are making sure that our freedoms are protected for generations to come.”
  • Whistleblower claims Texas abortionist violating ultrasound law, doing illegal late-term abortions

    05/12/2012 10:19:09 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 5/12/2012 | Life Site News
    Houston, TX, May 11, 2012 ( – An abortion whistleblower has come forward with allegations that Douglas A. Karpen, who operates two abortion clinics in the Houston area, is violating the new state law requiring abortionists to conduct ultrasounds on women 24 hours prior to an abortion, reports the pro-life organization Operation Rescue. Karpen has a long and disreputable history as an abortionist, including two patient deaths and numerous abortion-related injuries. In 1989, a pro-life activist photographed the remains of a baby aborted at one of Karpen’s clinics at 28 weeks gestation. Images of that baby, now known as “Baby...
  • NARAL president leaving at end of year

    05/12/2012 6:04:33 AM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | May 11, 2012 | David Nather
    Nancy Keenan’s decision comes as abortion opponents have stepped up attacks. Nancy Keenan, the president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, announced Thursday that she’s stepping down as the head of the nation’s largest abortion rights group at the end of the year.In a statement, the organization said Keenan will stay on until her contract expires. In the meantime, the board will start its search for a successor.“Nancy inspired Americans, from lawmakers to everyday citizens, to proudly proclaim their pro-choice views and act on these values,” said Janet Denlinger, the chairwoman of the organization’s board of directors. Keenan has been in the...
  • Abortion goes against everything being a woman is about

    05/11/2012 7:30:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    life news ^ | 5/11/2012 | Mary Anne
    May 11, 2012 (YouthDefence) - I am a young, independent woman. I can vote, go to college, drive a car, even run for President if I want (once I’m over 35)! I can do anything that my male colleagues can do. But there is one thing that I can become that’s denied to my male friends…a mother. Motherhood is the most amazing thing that a woman can do in this world. Just think about it: we can nurture and protect another human life. Every single person in the world had a mother; we all spent nine months in the comfort...
  • Archbishop Prendergast dissects ‘my body, my choice’ slogan at March for Life Mass

    05/11/2012 7:30:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    life news ^ | 5/11/2012 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    OTTAWA, May 11, 2012 ( - At the March for Life 2012 Mass celebrated in Ottawa’s Notre Dame Cathedral yesterday, Archbishop Terrence Prendergast welcomed the enthusiastic and standing-room-only crowd before launching into a homily dissecting the “my body, my choice” slogan, arguing that it espouses “a false sense of personhood.” “Today as a culture here in Canada we tend to prize our individuality as a false sense of autonomy over relationships, community engagement and duty. In the abortion debate, individual autonomy is often at the core of discussion,” the archbishop pointed out. “You’ve heard the slogan ‘my body, my choice’...
  • Supermodel: Ignore your kids on ‘No Mother’s Day’ to support global abortion access

    05/11/2012 6:33:22 PM PDT · by Morgana · 67 replies
    life news ^ | 5/11/2012 | Ben Johnson
    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, May 11, 2012, ( – This Sunday, children of all ages will celebrate the role mothers play in their lives. But Vogue model Christy Turlington Burns and a host of female celebrities are encouraging mothers across the nation to ignore their children as part of “No Mother’s Day,” a sign of their support for reducing maternal mortality by supporting family planning and global access to abortion. The campaign asks women to “disappear” on Mother’s Day to raise awareness of maternal mortality rates and underscore “just how much a mother is missed when she’s gone.” But amidst positive...
  • Abortion and Excommunication

    05/11/2012 4:10:01 PM PDT · by Salvation · 26 replies ^ | May 20, 2004 | Ronald L. Conte Jr.
    Abortion and ExcommunicationMay 20, 2004 Any Catholic who obstinately denies that abortion is always gravely immoral, commits the sin of heresy and incurs an automatic sentence of excommunication. Canon Law and Church Teaching Canon 1398: “A person who procures a completed abortion incurs a latae sententiae excommunication.” Canon 751: “Heresy is the obstinate denial or obstinate doubt after the reception of baptism of some truth which is to be believed by divine and Catholic faith; apostasy is the total repudiation of the Christian faith; schism is the refusal of submission to the Supreme Pontiff or of communion with the members...
  • Chinese Sell Dead Baby Pills as Stamina Booster

    05/11/2012 1:11:12 PM PDT · by Mich1193 · 9 replies ^ | 05/11/2012 |
    A South Korean SBS TV documentary team accuses Chinese pharmaceutical companies of selling dead baby supplements as stamina boosters. The team reveals of the fact that truth behind the dead baby supplement is truly horrific and disturbing. Chinese hospitals and abortion clinics that happen to be attached to the business immediately alert pharmaceutical companies if your baby dies, primarily due to a still delivery or an abortion. The companies buy the baby corpses and store them in many familys fridge to prevent suspicion. The next phase this particular definitely secretive process is putting the corpses on a healthcare drying microwave...
  • Presbyterian Church USA Seminary Commends Planned Parenthood Leadership

    05/11/2012 11:32:29 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Live Action ^ | 5/11/2012 | Joy Miladin
    Imagine reading a headline that stated, “Animal Rights Organization PETA Presents Meat Processing Company Tyson with Award.” Absurd, right? Why would an organization that denounces pet owners as selfish captors who subject animals to a cruel life of bondage publicly commend one of the largest slaughterhouses in America? The headline screams of hypocrisy. But our society has so boldly embraced abortion that even Christian organizations are honoring the largest abortion chain in America as a promoter of “women’s health.” Just last week, a seminary with the Presbyterian Church-USA publicly commemorated two Planned Parenthood officials. At Auburn Seminary’s annual benefit breakfast,...
  • Abortion Giant Planned Parenthood Hosts Mother’s Day Fundraiser

    05/11/2012 11:31:14 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Live Action ^ | 5/11/2012 | Lucy LeFever
    As families across the nation gather to celebrate Mother’s Day, others will gather to support the abortion industry. Never one to miss a fundraising opportunity, a New York affiliate of Planned Parenthood is hosting a Mother’s Day brunch to support the clinic. Here is the advertisement that was published in The Ithaca Journal (ironically, over an advertisement for a children’s garden): Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes will hold its second annual Mother’s Day celebration at Moosewood and will feature two seatings, 10:30 a.m. to noon and noon to 1:30 p.m. May 13 at the restaurant, 215 N. Cayuga...
  • Gee, I Wonder Why Pro-Lifers and Pro-Choicers Don’t Get Along Better!

    05/11/2012 10:18:11 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Live Action ^ | 5/11/2012 | Calvin Freiburger
    In one breath, Forbes contributor Chitra Sundaram bemoans how “no real discussion occurs online or offline” when it comes to abortion policy. In the next, she unwittingly betrays her own culpability in the sad state of our national dialogue with a tirade about pro-lifers’ alleged heartlessness: The silent masses, much as Margaret Sanger, a pioneer in Women’s reproductive rights and one of the founders of Planned Parenthood found during her travails, remain ignored. They live and die on the fringes of society, in pockets of dire poverty and inner city tenements, even in an ultra-rich country like ours. Yet they...
  • Mayor, United Church minister: ‘Forces of darkness’ trying to defund Planned Parenthood

    05/11/2012 10:17:33 AM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    Life News ^ | 5/11/2012 | Ben Johnson
    GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, May 11, 2012, ( – The mayor of Grand Rapids told a Planned Parenthood fundraiser that “the forces of darkness” are behind the drive to cut off taxpayer funding of the nation’s largest abortion provider. George Heartwell delivered the keynote address at the annual fundraiser for Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan on Thursday. Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell. Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell bashed conservative Christians. The news website reports Heartwell, who is a former Planned Parenthood chairman, praised the organization for serving more than 10,000 “vulnerable” women last year. “What’s not to love...
  • ‘I did the right thing by not aborting’: video of young mom with disabled baby goes viral

    05/11/2012 10:07:44 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Life News ^ | 5/11/2012 | John Jalsevac
    May 10, 2012 ( – A seven-minute video of a young mother who says she knows she did the right thing by not choosing to abort her handicapped son, has gone viral, spreading a powerful pro-life message across the internet. When Rebecca Downs, a pro-life activist who writes for, saw the video on Youtube several days ago, she said it had 90,000 views: now it has over 260,000, and that number is climbing fast. Another version on Godtube has been viewed 62,000 times. The mother’s name is Lacey Buchanan, who hails from Woodbury, Tennessee. In the low-key video Lacey...