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  • NC Dem Charge of “War on Women” Brings Angry GOP Rebuff

    05/31/2012 6:28:08 AM PDT · by jonsie · 7 replies
    Civitas Institute | May 30, 2012 | Matt Willoughby
    State House legislators were debating the budget written by Republican leaders. One provision diverted funding for family planning from private providers to local public health departments. Democrats claimed it was an attempt to block any more state funds from going to Planned Parenthood. An amendment was offered by Democrats to take that provision out of the budget. Representative Jennifer Weiss (D-Wake) called it a continuation of the the Republicans’ “war on women.” That brought an angry rebuff from Rep. John Blust (R-Guilford):
  • IPR Interview: Virgil Goode Makes His Case to Ron Paul Supporters (And Principled Conservatives)

    05/30/2012 9:24:08 PM PDT · by xzins · 87 replies
    IPR ^ | 30 May 12 | Peter Gemma
    Freelance writer Peter Gemma (cf. http://www.thesocialcontract.com/artman2/publish/tsc_22_3/tsc_22_3_gemma.shtml and http://www.quarterly-review.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/QRGemma.pdf) talked policy and politics with Virgil Goode, the presidential nominee of the Constitution Party. Goode, who received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, served in the Virginia Army National Guard (1969-1975), as a member of the Virginia Senate (1973-1997), and in the U.S. House of Representatives (1996-2008). Gemma was acting a special corespondent for Independent Political Report.  IPR: Thanks Congressman for taking time off the campaign trail to talk with the Independent Political Report. What’s the latest news from the front lines?Goode: We just got back from gathering...
  • Obama Gives Medal of Freedom to Justice Who Called Partial-Birth Abortion Exercise of 'Liberty'

    05/30/2012 6:56:09 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 30,2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom—which he described as “the highest civilian honor this country can bestow"--on retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who wrote a Supreme Court opinion arguing that a woman was exercising her right to "liberty" when she hired a doctor to kill her child through the procedure known as partial-birth abortion. "That holding--that the word 'liberty' in the Fourteenth Amendment includes a woman’s right to make this difficult and extremely personal decision--makes it impossible for me to understand how a State has any legitimate interest in requiring a...
  • Anti-abortion groups turn 'war on women' charge against Democrats (fetus gender)

    05/30/2012 4:44:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/30/12 | Elise Viebeck
    Anti-abortion groups turn 'war on women' charge against DemocratsBy Elise Viebeck - 05/30/12 04:50 PM ET Groups opposed to abortion rights are turning charges of a GOP "war on women" against Democrats who are opposed to legislation meant to ban sex-selective abortions. Democrats hoping to grow a gender gap among female voters tilted toward their party have repeatedly hammered Republicans for engaging in a war on women over issues such as contraception rights. Now opponents of abortion rights are using the phrase ahead of a House vote Thursday imposing fines or imprisonment on doctors who perform abortions they know are...
  • There are few things more horrifying than the slaughter of innocent children

    05/30/2012 3:57:56 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/30/12 | Peter Saunders
    BBC Radio Four led on the Syrian massacre this morning describing it in graphic terms as the ‘deliberate mass killing of children’ who ’were murdered one by one’. The story was also one of the top three on the BBC website earlier today along with the account of six children dying in a house fire in the north of England. These would have been the top two reports had it not been for Mitt Romney gaining the Republican nomination for the US presidential elections yesterday. There are few things more gut-wrenching than the death of children but these two stories...
  • The Longer Someone Stayed in School, the Likelier They’ll Be ‘Pro-Choice,’ Says Gallup Data

    05/30/2012 2:12:08 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 28 replies
    NCS News ^ | 5/30/12 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - The longer Americans stay in school, the more likely they are to say they are “pro-choice” on abortion, according to newly released data from the Gallup poll. Nonetheless, a majority of American college graduates who did not attend graduate school, as well a majority of those who have no better than a high school diploma, say they are pro-life. In a poll of 1,024 Americans age 18 and older, conducted May 3-6, Gallup asked: “With respect to the abortion issue, would you consider yourself to be pro-choice or pro-life?” Only 33 percent of Americans with a high school...
  • Congress to vote on federal sex-selection ban TOMORROW; make calls TODAY (or tomorrow, May 31)

    05/30/2012 2:16:54 PM PDT · by Sun · 22 replies
    JillStanek.com ^ | May 29, 2012 | Jill Stanek
    In a surprise move, House Republicans announced this past Friday they would call for a vote on a federal ban against sex-selective abortion, aka the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act, H.R. 3541*, tomorrow, May 30. PRENDA will be considered under “suspension of the rules,” meaning no amendments can be added. The bill must be voted on as is, straight up or down, and a two-thirds majority will be needed to pass it.
  • Michael the Archangel shares the contradiction of BHO's mandate

    05/30/2012 2:25:56 PM PDT · by stpio · 13 replies
    Catholic prophecy ^ | May 29, 2012 | St. Michael "the" Archangel
    May 29, 2012 http://www.holylove.org/ NOVENA FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA St. Michael says: "Praise be to Jesus." "You recognize me, don't you? I am Michael, the Archangel. Jesus sends me to you once again as the need arises. As I am the Defender of the Truth, I must point out the paradox of what has become law in your country. On one hand, you are told you have the right to choose between life in the womb or abortion. On the other hand, you are told you do NOT have the right to deny anyone birth control or abortion...
  • Abortionist Claims Inspiration From Martin Luther King

    05/30/2012 1:46:51 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 13 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | May 12, 2012 | JP
    Can a serial killer be an authentic Christian? Willie Parker thinks he can. He’s a Washington, D.C. abortion doctor. In a Q-and-A published by the Newark Star-Ledger this past Sunday, the Lord’s Day, Parker offered a decidedly twisted explanation of his conversion from a pro-life obstetrician to a pro-death abortionist. “In listening to a sermon by Dr. Martin Luther King,” said Parker, “I came to a deeper understanding of my spirituality, which places a higher value on compassion.” The abortion doctor remembers that King’s sermon was drawn from the parable of the Good Samaritan. What he took away from the...
  • Planned Parenthood targets Romney with new swing-state ad buy blitz (and so it begins)

    05/30/2012 10:40:07 AM PDT · by LUV W · 72 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 30, 2012 | Fox News
    Planned Parenthood, endorsing President Obama Wednesday morning, went after Mitt Romney out of the gate with a new ad buy in crucial swing states accusing the Republican candidate of undermining women's rights. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/05/30/planned-parenthood-targets-romney-with-new-swing-state-ad-buy/#ixzz1wNMGXP3G
  • Meet a New Civil Rights Heroine

    05/30/2012 11:13:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 30, 2012 | Elisabeth Meinecke
    Lila Rose calls the battle to stop abortion “the greatest civil rights movement ever,” but it’s a fight the 23-year-old seems to be winning. ------------------- From Townhall Magazine's June feature, "A New Civil Rights Heroine," by Dan Gainor: She’s a 5’4”, sweet 23-year-old who could easily look much younger with little effort. She’s also the bane of the pro-death crowd that wants abortion on demand—so much so that they’ve hit her, called her everything from a “b****” to a “c***” and more. The left-wing website Urban Dictionary defines her with a mixture of obscenities and labels her a “mockery of...
  • Democratic candidate, Planned Parenthood employee cited for DUI after striking 7-year-old girl

    SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA, May 29, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – A PR hand for Planned Parenthood, who is running as a Democratic candidate for state legislature, has been cited for DUI and Careless Driving after police say she collided with a seven-year-old girl who was riding her bike through a crosswalk. Carmen Toft, 32, is the South Dakota Public Affairs Manager at Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota (PPMNNDSD). She is also running for the Democratic nomination in the state House of Representatives in District 10. The accident occurred last Tuesday at the corner of Eighth Street and North Chicago...
  • Fordham to Honor Geraldine Ferraro

    05/23/2012 7:25:27 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 5/23/12 | Charlotte Hays
    Geraldine Ferraro, the 1984 candidate for the vice presidency whose position on abortion repeatedly put her at odds with New York’s late John Cardinal O’Connor, will soon be memorialized at Fordham Law School, according to a report in Fordham magazine. Ferraro’s husband, John Zaccaro Sr., and their son, John Zaccaro Jr., who are pictured in the magazine, recently made a “leadership gift” to Fordham in honor the late Queens congresswoman who rose to national prominence. Ferraro died of multiple myeloma in 2011. The gift, whose amount is not disclosed in the article, reportedly will go to support a new Law...
  • Obama ad suggests girls cannot succeed in life without the HHS mandate [Video]

    05/29/2012 9:18:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 5/29/12 | ohn Rossomando
    The Obama campaign has released a new ad suggesting that little girls will never be able to live full lives unless the government subsidizes their birth control. The YouTube video titled “Letters to the President: The Dreams of Our Daughters” features a mother talking about her two young daughters, six-year-old Daisy and nine-year-old Caroline, in a letter to President Obama. She thanks him for the HHS mandate, which requires all religious institutions and other businesses to include free coverage for birth control, sterilization and abortifacient drugs even if it violates their deeply held religious beliefs. While no overt mention of...
  • Parents who would have aborted their children can still sue, Israeli Supreme Court rules

    05/29/2012 6:03:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    life news ^ | 5/29/2012 | Ben Johnson
    EL AVIV, ISRAEL, May 29, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Israelis born with birth defects can no longer sue their doctors because they were not aborted; now their parents have to wish their disabled children had never been born instead. That’s the ruling of the Israeli Supreme Court, which voted to end the filing of “wrongful life” lawsuits but allow limited “wrongful birth” lawsuits. Monday’s decision comes in the face skyrocketing “wrongful life” lawsuits, which have quadrupled in the last ten years, with 186 suits filed last year alone. An increasing number of Israelis have sued, saying had their disabilities been detected...
  • The most heartrending abortion testimony you’ll ever hear, from a former abortionist

    05/29/2012 5:37:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | 5/29/2012 | John Jalsevac
    ast week a former abortionist, who admits to having committed around 1200 abortions, appeared before a U.S. House subcommittee. The hearing was on the so-called Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would ban abortions after 20 weeks in D.C., based upon the fact that unborn babies can experience pain at that stage of pregnancy. Dr. Anthony Levatino, who has since turned his life around and is pro-life, was speaking in favor of the ban. And his testimony is perhaps the most brutal explanation you will ever hear for why abortion is evil - plain and simple. (Read his testimony below,...
  • House to vote on bill penalizing abortion based on sex of child (RATS, of course, object)

    05/29/2012 4:39:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/29/12 | Pete Kasperowicz
    House to vote on bill penalizing abortion based on sex of childBy Pete Kasperowicz - 05/29/12 09:25 AM ET The House will vote this week on legislation imposing criminal penalties on anyone performing an abortion based on the sex of the child, but the measure runs the risk of failing on the floor because of how the GOP is calling it up. Republican leaders have scheduled a vote on H.R. 3541, the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA), under a suspension of House rules, which will require a two-thirds majority vote for passage. Suspension votes are usually reserved for non-controversial bills, but...
  • Abortion is Not Safer for Women Than Childbirth

    05/29/2012 4:35:25 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | 5/29/12 | Thomas A. Glessner, J.D. and Audrey Stout, R.N. R.D.M.S.
    Media outlets such as Time Magazine and Reuters have provided extensive coverage to an article recently published as “Original Research” and entitled, “The Comparative Safety of Legal Induced Abortion and Childbirth in the United States,” by Raymond and Grimes in the Feb, 2012 journal Obstetrics & Gynecology. The article concludes by stating: “Legal induced abortion is markedly safer than childbirth. The risk of death associated with childbirth is approximately 14 times higher than that with abortion. Similarly, the overall morbidity associated with childbirth exceeds that with abortion.” Is this the truth? NIFLA doesn’t believe so and recommends that Pregnancy Resource...
  • Live Action President Lila Rose to Appear on the O’Reilly Factor Tonight

    05/29/2012 4:27:18 PM PDT · by blueyon · 7 replies
    Live Action News ^ | 5/29/2012 | Newsroom
    Bill O’Reilly and Lila Rose will discuss the breaking new video released by Live Action, which shows a Planned Parenthood worker in South Austin, Texas coaching a woman on how to identify and abort her baby girl. Lila will discuss Planned Parenthood’s complicity in gendercide, and highlight the under-reported and growing problem of sex-selective abortion in the United States. The O’Reilly Factor is the most-viewed cable news channel in the United State and airs tonight on Fox News at 8 PM and 11 PM ET.
  • Video: Planned Parenthood Employee Urges Woman to Seek a Sex-Selection Abortion

    05/29/2012 4:03:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2012 | Daniel Doherty
    Perhaps most Americans have read about the discriminatory sex-selection abortions taking place in countries like China and North Korea. But how many realize the practice is morally acceptable– and even encouraged – in the United States of America? The investigative pro-life group Live Action, which has released videos exposing the abuses at the Planned Parenthood abortion business across the country, has released a new video today showing a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Austin, Texas encouraging a woman to get a sex-selection abortion. The video shows a Planned Parenthood staffer encouraging the woman to obtain a late-term abortion because she...
  • A Question for Pro-Choicers

    05/29/2012 12:39:42 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 12 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-29-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Inspired by a recent story by Life News.
  • Planned Parenthood: We Won’t Deny Women Sex-Selection Abortions

    05/29/2012 10:10:26 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Life News ^ | 5/29/2012 | life news
    Planned Parenthood officials have responded to today’s expose’ video showing how a staffer at an Austin, Texas planned Parenthood clinic encouraged a woman inquiring about an abortion to determine the gender of her unborn child to have one. Planned Parenthood officials responded to the video in a statement to the liberal Huffington Post and admitted they will not deny women abortions for any reason, including sex-selection abortions. As the Post reports: This spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood Federation of America also told The Huffington Post that the organization condemns seeking abortions on the basis of gender, but its policy is to...
  • Democrat Commiteewoman Resigns from Party, Cites Her Catholic Faith

    05/29/2012 2:42:20 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 5/28/12 | Matthew Archbold
    Ann Nardelli has been a Catholic Democrat her entire life. Her father was one before her. And she couldn't imagine a day where that wouldn't be true. But that day was Wednesday of last week. I read a story about Jo Ann leaving the Democratic Party and was interested because she cited her Catholic faith as the reason. So I gave her a call. I got her machine and as I was leaving a message she picked up. She said she'd been screening her calls because so many people have been calling to say nasty things to her or just...
  • Sex-Selective Abortion Thrives in America, Courtesy Planned Parenthood

    05/29/2012 5:05:54 AM PDT · by cmj328 · 25 replies
    Live Action ^ | May 29, 2012 | Live Action Web Team
    Chilling Undercover Video Sheds Light on Growing Trend LINK TO WATCH VIDEO AUSTIN, May 29 – Today, Live Action released a new undercover video showing a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Austin, TX encouraging a woman to obtain a late-term abortion because she was purportedly carrying a girl and wanted to have a boy. The video is first in a new series titled “Gendercide: Sex-Selection in America,” exposing the practice of sex-selective abortion in the United States and how Planned Parenthood and the rest of the abortion industry facilitate the selective elimination of baby girls in the womb.“I see that...
  • Maureen Dowd: Fight really about controlling women, not birth

    05/28/2012 5:02:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Contra Costa Times / The New York Times ^ | May 28, 2012 | Maureen Dowd
    Your parents spill a few secrets as they get older. One night at dinner with my mom, I ventured that the rhythm method had worked well for her, given that there were six years between my sister Peggy and my brother Kevin, and six more between Kevin and me. She arched an eyebrow. "Well, sometimes your father used something," she said. My parents were the most devout Catholics I've ever known. But my dad came from a family of 16 in County Clare in Ireland, and my mom's mother came from a family of 13 in County Mayo. So they...
  • The Sidewalk [ 1 woman, 700 babies saved]

    05/28/2012 4:38:46 PM PDT · by rhema · 5 replies
    LiveAction ^ | 5/22/12 | Lindsey Frechou
    A light drizzle falls from the gray sky as Vicki Klein walks along the crooked sidewalk, bundled up in her raincoat and scarf to stay warm on the chilling January afternoon. She reaches the end of the sidewalk and turns around, retracing her steps once again for what might be the hundredth time today. The sidewalk has uncut grass on one side and a parking lot on the other, filled with seven cars. Vicki is careful not to cross the line that separates the sidewalk and the parking lot. She doesn’t want to cause any trouble. The rain continues, but...
  • Archbishop: Networks 'missed the boat' on coverage of church's ObamaCare lawsuits

    05/28/2012 4:32:44 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 47 replies
    fox news ^ | 5/27/2012 | fox news
    The archbishop of Washington on Sunday accused the network news programs of having "missed the boat" by largely ignoring lawsuits filed this past week by Catholic institutions challenging the Obama administration's so-called contraception mandate. Cardinal Donald Wuerl, speaking on "Fox News Sunday," was responding to an analysis by the conservative Media Research Center of how the networks' evening newscasts treated coverage of the dozen federal lawsuits filed Monday. According to the center, CBS spent 19 seconds on the story after it broke, while the other networks gave it no coverage. "It is puzzling, particularly since they're focusing so much attention...
  • The Taxpayer Funded PR Campaign for Obamacare Begins

    05/26/2012 8:03:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Ludwig von Mises Institute of Canada ^ | May 24th, 2012 | James E. Miller
    Only in public schools and universities is the fairly tale still taught that governments are representative of the people. The blue collared man on the street realizes the chips are stacked against him. For those who don’t have political connections, the pseudo fascist system that is still referred to as “capitalism” in the U.S. is akin to a casino game of chance. That is, the odds are always in the house’s favor. The house is the federal leviathan and its equivalent at the state and local level as well as the big, cartelized industries which feed off government protection. As...
  • Romney Pharma Chief's Fundraiser - Fr. Pavone on Romney (long title, excerpted)

    05/26/2012 6:52:48 AM PDT · by bboop · 48 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | May 26, 2012 | Brian Fraga
    ... On May 16, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, visited the Miami home of Dr. Philip Frost, the chairman of the board of Teva Pharmaceuticals, an Israel-based company that produces many different medicines, including regular contraceptives. Teva is also one of the country's largest producers of generic drugs. ... “At this point, the sentiment of most pro-life leaders and activists I am in contact with is that this election is about avoiding the unmitigated disaster of a second Obama term," said Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life. "This is not the first...
  • 'Exorcist' author to sue Georgetown after Sebelius visit

    05/25/2012 5:34:21 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 25, 2012 | Fox News
    The author of best-selling novel “The Exorcist” says he plans to sue alma mater Georgetown University in a Vatican court after the Catholic school invited Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to speak on campus. The author, William Peter Blatty, says the Jesuit-founded university in Washington has for the past two decades invited speakers who support abortion rights and has refused to comply with orders by the late Pope John Paul II for church-affiliated colleges and universities. The “last straw” was the university allowing students to invite Sebelius to speak May 18, considering she was instrumental in helping President...
  • Website asks women to be proud of their abortions

    05/25/2012 4:21:48 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 20 replies
    LifeSiteNews/LiveActionNews ^ | 5/25/12 | Nancy Flanders
    May 25, 2012 (LiveActionNews.org) - Since xoJane.com prides itself on being the website “where women go when they are being selfish, and where their selfishness is applauded,” it’s no surprise they are asking women to brag about their experience with abortion. The site is asking women to submit photos of themselves declaring why they support the act of killing one’s own child. They want women to end their silence and proclaim to the world that they’ve had abortions and feel zero guilt about it. In the post, “It Happened to Us: Abortion,” author S.E. Smith writes: For a medical procedure...
  • House Republican proposes measure to protect Planned Parenthood funding

    05/25/2012 5:35:08 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 20 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 5/24/2012 | Christine Dhanagom
    WASHINGTON, D.C., May 24, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) - House Republican Bob Dold is attempting to legislatively enshrine Planned Parenthood’s federal funding with an amendment introduced this month that would prohibit the government from denying Title X funds to an organization on the basis that it provides abortions. The Illinois congressman was flanked by representatives from Planned Parenthood and the Republican Majority for Choice at a recent press conference announcing the introduction of HR 5650, the “Protecting Women’s Access to Health Care Act.” Illinois Republican Congressman Bob Dold wants to protect Planned Parenthood funding. The proposed bill claims that it merely “clarifies...
  • Blacks help push Maryland toward gay marriage

    05/25/2012 4:38:11 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 24, 2012 | David Hill
    The nation’s changing views on same-sex marriage and new support from black leaders could put Maryland on track toward becoming the first state to cast a public vote in favor of gay marriage, according to a poll released Thursday. The survey from liberal-leaning Public Policy Polling showed 57 percent of Maryland voters would vote for gay marriage if it is put to referendum this fall and just 37 percent would vote against it — a stark departure from past polls by the firm and other groups that have shown Marylanders to be almost evenly divided on the issue. More than...
  • Canada's 'Scientific' Museum of Smut

    05/24/2012 9:53:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    In Ottawa, the nation's capital of Canada, the Museum of Science and Technology has decided to provide school children with answers in a scientific field where "reliable and comprehensive sources of information are rare or little-known." I don't know if you're familiar with it. That field is called "sex." As always, society's experts believe parents either faint at the thought of discussing sex with their children or worse, spread ignorance based on allegedly outdated religious texts. But wait until you hear what the Canadian government's subsidized version of "science" looks like. The exhibit is called "Sex: A Tell-All Exhibition." It...
  • Are you clear about what happened between Pres. Obama and the HHS mandate v. our first liberties?

    05/24/2012 7:00:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 5/24/12 | Fr John Zuhlsdorf
    The excellent Becket Fund for Religious Liberty has a great timeline on their site about the HHS mandate, along with a detailed list of plaintiffs against the Obama Administration. HHS Mandate Timeline: August, 2011, Federal government issues a regulation requiring that all group health plans must cover “[FDA-]approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling for all women with reproductive capacity.” The mandate, a provision of the “Affordable Care Act,” would take effect August 1, 2012.November 10, 2011, Press Release,  Belmont Abbey College Sues Federal Government (Becket Fund)December 21, 2011, Press Release, Colorado Christian University First Evangelical University to Fight Abortifacient Mandate (Becket Fund)January...
  • Bishop: Conservatives may ‘cop-opt’ HHS lawsuits for ‘anti-Obama crusade’

    05/24/2012 5:27:03 PM PDT · by topher · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | May 24, 2012 | by Ben Johnson
    STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA, May 24, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – A California-based bishop is concerned that the lawsuits to overturn the HHS mandate filed by the leading dioceses and institutions of his Church may be used to underscore political criticism of the Obama administration. Bishop Stephen Blaire of Stockton told America magazine that, while the bishops he knows in California “are strong supporters” of these religious liberty lawsuits, “I think there are different groups that are trying to co-opt this and make it into political issue.” Forces “very far to the Right” may be tempted to make the legal challenge a part of...
  • Obama's grand miscalculation with Catholics (loses 14 points with Catholics over Mandate)

    05/24/2012 3:18:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 22, 2012 | Maureen Malloy Ferguson,
    The news Monday that 43 different Catholic entities across the country are suing the Obama administration, in response to the Health and Human Services' (HHS) rule mandating employer health care coverage of contraception, abortion-inducing drugs, and sterilization, comes as a blow to the president's strength among Catholics, a demographic that helped carry him to victory in 2008. This news comes on the heels of the the latest CBS News/New York Times poll which finds Mitt Romney now leading President Obama among women, yet another demographic that he previously commanded. If Mr. Obama was hoping to once again rely on Catholics...
  • Dishonesty Of Pro-Choice Movement More Obvious To Young People Than To Old Media

    05/24/2012 4:37:35 PM PDT · by rhema · 6 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 23, 2012 | Father Shenan J. Boquet
    A newly released Gallup poll shows that only 41% of Americans now identify themselves as "pro-choice," a record low. A look back at the history of these polls shows at least two things: they are notoriously fickle, often seeming to show a reaction against the party in power; but there is also a general trend in the pro-life direction, which Gallup acknowledges. So, while we in no way base our pro-life convictions on polls, it is encouraging to see this general trend. And this trend is supported by other objective evidence of a changing of America's heart on the issue...
  • 18 million and counting! That’s the number of Catholic voters Obama has driven away

    05/24/2012 8:13:36 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 4 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | May 24, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    At sometime in the future a political scientist – maybe one not yet even born- will point to Barack Obama’s declaration of war against the Catholic Church as the worst move of many bad moves he has made in his inordinately poor campaign for reelection. Perhaps no other stupid Team Obama move better highlights the gulf between actual Americans and the phony Obama. It reminds us that Obama may (or may not) have been born in America and has spent his parasitical life here, but he is not OF America. He doesn’t understand America and the over rated schmucks that...
  • "Pro-Choice" Americans at Record-Low 41%

    05/24/2012 7:28:52 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 8 replies
    Gallup ^ | May 23, 2012 | Lydia Saad
    Americans now tilt "pro-life" by nine-point margin, 50% to 41%
  • Aborted Child Born Alive and Left to Die

    05/24/2012 7:51:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2012 | AWR Hawkins
    In Vietnam, a family is distraught because their child was born alive, covered in blankets by the hospital, and left to die. In a twisted scenario where one bad decision led to even worse results, the parents had been convinced to abort their child after seeing ultra-sounds that showed troubling birth defects. After the abortion, the child was placed in a bed under blankets until the family could return to recover the body. But upon returning and removing the blankets, family members saw the child and realized the ultrasounds had been wrong—the child had been born healthy. Moreover, the...
  • President Obama Denounces Republican 'Wild Debts': I'm Not an Over-Spender

    05/23/2012 7:14:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 51 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/23/12 | Devin Dwyer | ABC OTUS News
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - At a fundraiser for his re-election campaign in Denver tonight, President Obama set out to upend conventional Republican wisdom that his administration has been defined by excessive government spending. "I'm running to pay down our debt in a way that's balanced and responsible. After inheriting a $1 trillion deficit, I signed $2 trillion of spending cuts into law," he told a crowd of donors at the Hyatt Regency. "My opponent won't admit it, but it's starting to appear in places, like real liberal outlets, like the Wall Street Journal: Since I've been president, federal spending has...
  • Two Wisconsin Abortion Outlets Stop Performing Chemical Abortions

    05/23/2012 5:37:13 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    Citizen Link ^ | 5-23-12 | Steve Fountain
    Affiliated Medical Services announced today that it has suspended chemical abortions at its Wisconsin location due to a new state law requiring a doctor to be physically present when a client is given an abortion-inducing drug like RU-486. Planned Parenthood outlets made a similar announcement on April 24. Act 217 became law last month. It stops the use of “web cam abortions,” where an abortionist in one location uses the Internet to oversee a chemical abortion at another site. It does not prohibit the use of RU-486. The abortion sellers’ announcements are an acknowledgement of the challenge in finding doctors...
  • Airlines Rejects Female Passenger Because Pro-Choice T-Shirt is "Inappropriate" [Language alert]

    05/23/2012 9:42:15 PM PDT · by tom h · 50 replies
    RH Reality Check ^ | May 22, 2012 | Jodi Jacobson
    Yesterday I attended a meeting of pro-choice colleagues working to ensure women throughout this country get safe, compassionate abortion care. Today, I received an email from one of those colleagues, detailing the ordeal through which she was put by American Airlines on her flights home. They actually forced her to miss her connecting flight and demanded she change her top. The reason? Her politically salient pro-choice t-shirt was offensive to the flight crew. That sign said: "If I wanted the government in my womb, I'd f*** a senator." ...
  • 911: Moans, screams heard from botched abortion victim at late-term facility

    05/23/2012 4:27:33 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 46 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/23/12 | John Jalsevac
    BELLEVUE, Neb., May 23, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) -  A botched abortion patient can be heard moaning in obvious distress during newly obtained recordings of two 911 calls placed on Saturday, March 31, 2012, from LeRoy Carhart’s Abortion and Contraceptive Clinic of Nebraska, located in Bellevue, a suburb of Omaha. Cheryl Sullenger of Operation Rescue told LifeSiteNews.com that witnesses at the scene said the woman appeared to be far advanced in her pregnancy, raising concerns that Carhart may be breaking the relatively recent Nebraska ban on late-term abortions after 20 weeks. The abortion worker who placed the initial call specifically asked that...
  • GOP’s Worst Nightmare: Electoral Stalemate, Constitutional crisis

    05/23/2012 7:04:42 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 42 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 23, 2012 | Michael Medved
    This column originally appeared in THE DAILY BEAST. In looking ahead toward the November election, Republican strategists should take proactive steps to avoid a damaging, dangerous conclusion to the presidential race and to prevent the very real chance that Mitt Romney will win the Electoral College even while losing the popular vote badly to Barack Obama. The problem stems from the lopsided margins President Obama will surely pile up in a few uncontested states with big populations, including California, New York, Illinois and Massachusetts. Mr. Romney, meanwhile, will prevail by comparable margins in only relatively small states: Utah, Idaho, the...
  • Poll: Record low are 'pro-choice' (50% pro-life vs. 41% pro-choice)

    05/23/2012 6:26:18 AM PDT · by Qbert · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | May 23, 2012 | Tim Mak
    The percentage of Americans who identify themselves as “pro-choice” is at the lowest point ever measured by Gallup, according to a new survey released Wednesday.A record-low 41 percent now identify themselves as “pro-choice,” down from 47 percent last July and 1 percentage point down from the previous record low of 42 percent, set in May 2009. As recently as 2006, 51 percent of Americans described themselves as “pro-choice.” Meanwhile, 50 percent of Americans now consider themselves “pro-life,” one point below Gallup’s record high on the measure. “Gallup began asking Americans to define themselves as pro-choice or pro-life on abortion in...
  • Legatus Files Federal Lawsuit Challenging the HHS Mandate

    05/23/2012 6:01:10 AM PDT · by topher · 3 replies
    Thomas More Law Center (Michigan) ^ | May 8th, 2012 | News Release
    ANN ARBOR, MI – The Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, today announced it has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the HHS mandate, on behalf of Legatus, the Nation’s largest organization of top Catholic business CEOs and professional leaders. Also joining in the lawsuit as Plaintiffs are the Weingartz Supply Company, a Michigan retailer since 1945, and its President who is a member of Legatus. The 42-page Complaint was filed late yesterday afternoon against the Obama administration in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Legatus” is the...
  • Shameless Bias by Omission

    05/23/2012 6:06:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    You'd think the largest legal action in American history in defense of religious liberty would be a major news story. But ABC, CBS and NBC don't judge news events by their inherent importance as relates to the future of our freedoms. They deliver the news according to a simple formula: Does it or doesn't it advance the re-election of Barack Obama? If it doesn't, it isn't news. On May 21, 43 Catholic dioceses and organizations sued the Obama administration over its ridiculously narrow idea of how a "religious institution" can be defined under the Obamacare law. Never has the Catholic...
  • Ave Maria drops student health insurance over HHS mandate

    05/23/2012 3:24:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    CNA ^ | 5/23/12
    Ave Maria University has become the second Catholic college to announce it will discontinue its student health insurance plan due to the Obama administration’s contraception mandate. In a May 21 statement, university president Jim Towey called the mandate “an affront to our core values.” “Ave Maria University will not offer or pay for health insurance plans that violate our deeply-held religious beliefs,” he said. The announcement comes amid continued controversy over a federal insurance mandate that will require employers and colleges to offer health care plans that cover contraception, sterilization and abortion-causing drugs, even if doing so violates their religious...