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  • Friends of Obama Allowed to Opt Out

    06/04/2012 6:56:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 4, 2012 | Lurita Doan
    Emigrant Bank was recently identified to receive a waiver that would allow the bank to opt out of rigorous Dodd-Frank requirements. These of course are the same new rules and regulations that Barack deems essential to the nation. Yet when the bank’s owner, Howard Milstein, who is a close friend and was a bundler for President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign, protested that the new rules would seriously crimp operations of his bank, the Obama Administration worked with members of congress to grant him a waiver from the new rules. Other financial institutions and banks have consistently and vehemently argued that...
  • Nurse to feds: State grants went to politicians’ campaigns

    06/04/2012 6:53:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | June 4, 2012 | CHRIS FUSCO AND DAVE MCKINNEY
    ‘Thousands of dollars” in state grants awarded to bolster health care in minority communities instead went to pay campaign workers for former state Sen. Rickey Hendon and Democratic candidates Hendon supported, a Chicago nurse has told investigators. The nurse, Tonja Cook, 44, detailed her allegations in four interviews with state and federal authorities between October 2010 and May 2011, records show. In June 2011, federal prosecutors in Springfield charged Cook and another Chicago nurse, Margaret A. Davis, with siphoning $500,000 from state grant funds for Davis’ “personal use.” Hendon, 58, a West Side Democrat who unexpectedly retired from the Senate...
  • Ministers skeptical on Elizabeth Warren

    06/04/2012 4:38:54 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 10 replies
    Bos Globe ^ | 6/4/12 | Stephanie Ebbert
    Dogged by weeks of questions about whether her claims of Native American heritage helped advance her career, Elizabeth Warren now faces skepticism from some of Boston’s black ministers whose appearance with Scott Brown just after his 2010 election to US Senate helped shape Brown’s image as a different breed of Republican. “It will take more than an impromptu endorsement by Governor Patrick to make an intellectually compelling case why Elizabeth Warren deserves to be the next senator,” said the Rev. Eugene F. Rivers III, referring to the state’s governor, Deval Patrick, who is black. Rivers said he will ask Warren...
  • Obama law could be shot in the arm for Valley, state (ObamaCare) [Purge before reading]

    06/04/2012 2:26:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The SanJoaquin Valley Record ^ | June 4, 2012 | Claire Veyriras, California News Service
    California could gain as much as 100,000 jobs and $4.4 billion in economic spillover if the U.S. Supreme Court upholds President Barack Obama's health care plan, according to a report. A Bay Area Council Economic Institute report says the San Joaquin Valley would see employment rise by more than 3,500 jobs and its economy expand by $65 million. Had the health care law taken full effect in 2010, the report says California's economy - helped by federal and state subsidies - would have received a $6.7 billion boost from new spending on doctors, hospitals, medical device manufacturers and the hiring...
  • America Now a “Pro-Life” Nation

    06/04/2012 5:01:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 4, 2012 | Star Parker
    Do House Republicans risk being branded as extremist and out of touch by bringing abortion back into the national spotlight when supposedly the economy is all Americans care about today? Last Thursday, Republicans brought to a vote in the House a bill introduced by Arizona Republican Trent Franks that would have criminalized abortion based on sex. Although the bill received healthy support, 246 – 168, including 20 Democrats that voted for it, it was not enough to pass. The floor rule under which the bill was considered required a two thirds vote for passage and it fell short of...
  • Marrying the welfare state to big government

    06/03/2012 4:31:14 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    Renew America ^ | June 3rd, 2012 | David R. Usher
    "Marital responsibility" is the priceless institution greatly missing in low-income households. Traditionally married couples and their children are the least likely to live in poverty, get in trouble, or need big government to incarcerate or care of them from womb to tomb. The welfare state and same-sex marriage are issues deeply interwoven but not commonly understood. Behind the "rights" language is the socialist purpose of feminists who have fought for decades to create the right for women to marry each other. In a nutshell: Feminists set out to destroy marriage and marginalize the influence of the church in the 1960's....
  • How Sebelius judge saved Planned Parenthood

    06/03/2012 4:23:14 PM PDT · by James Thomas · 12 replies
    WND ^ | May 30, 2012 | Jack Cashill
    With her first appointment to the Kansas Supreme Court as governor in 2003, Democrat Kathleen Sebelius chose the proudly “third-wave” feminist, Carol Beier. It was a timely choice.
  • Louisiana House approves bill banning abortions after 20 weeks

    06/03/2012 5:02:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/01/12 | Kathy Finn
    Louisiana House approves bill banning abortions after 20 weeksBy Kathy Finn Fri Jun 1, 2012 7:50pm EDT NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - The Louisiana state House of Representatives on Friday unanimously approved a bill that would prohibit abortion beyond 20 weeks after fertilization unless the mother's life is in danger. Georgia a month ago became the seventh state to ban most or all abortions after 20 weeks. Alabama, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Nebraska and North Carolina also have such restrictions. Under the Louisiana measure, doctors who violate the 20-week provision could face up to two years in prison.
  • Thousands protest at Turkey anti-abortion law plan

    06/03/2012 3:53:56 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sunday, June 3, 2012 | Ece Toksabay, Seda Sezer, ed by Pravin Char
    Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan sparked outrage from women's groups and opposition lawmakers last weekend when he delivered two fiery speeches in which he attacked abortion and caesarean births as secret plots designed to stall Turkey's economic growth. Abortion, he said, was "murder". He said on Tuesday his governing AK Party was preparing a draft bill on abortion and intended to enact it into law. He gave no details. About 3,000-4,000 protesters, mostly women, took part in the rally on Sunday. They blew whistles and chanted... Abortion has been legal in the country since 1983, until the 10th week after conception....
  • NY Times Scolds Catholics, Calls HHS Mandate Lawsuits a “Stunt”

    05/30/2012 1:49:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Cardinal Newman Society ^ | May 29, 2012 | Matthew Archbold
    The New York Times has been unsympathetic to Catholic protests against the HHS mandate, so it was not surprising that the Times editorial board had nothing but nasty things to say about the lawsuits that recently were filed against HHS by 43 Catholic plaintiffs in a Sunday editorial. Thirteen Roman Catholic dioceses and some Catholic-related groups scattered lawsuits across a dozen federal courts last week claiming that President Obama was violating their religious freedom by including contraceptives in basic health care coverage for female employees. It was a dramatic stunt, full of indignation but built on air. Building on mixed...
  • Do We Love Romneycare?

    06/03/2012 1:08:26 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 12 replies
    Boston Magazine ^ | June 1 2012 | CASEY LYONS
    This month, the Supreme Court is expected to rule on the national individual mandate portion of President Obama’s healthcare bill. We’ve had universal healthcare here in Massachusetts since 2006, so how’s it working out for us? WE PAY LESS:
  • No respite for pope as more documents leaked

    06/03/2012 1:22:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 3, 2012 | Phillip Pullella
    MILAN (Reuters) - Pope Benedict got no rest on Sunday from a leaks scandal when an Italian newspaper published documents showing that his butler was not the only person in possession of confidential correspondence indicating a Vatican in disarray. Benedict, 85, ended a weekend trip to Italy's industrial and financial capital Milan with a closing mass for an international gathering in which he praised traditional Catholic family values and re-stated his opposition to gay marriage.But in its Sunday edition, the Rome newspaper La Repubblica published documents it said it had received anonymously after the arrest of the pope's butler on...
  • Chinese Couple Gets Record Fine For Having a Second Child

    06/03/2012 1:19:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 1, 2012 | Helen Whalen Cohen
    There are no words. A Chinese couple who managed to avoid authorities long enough to actually birth a second child were fined 1.3 million yuan ($204,000) after family-planning authorities deemed them 'rich in assets', LifeNews.com reports. So far this is the highest fine on record. Even worse is that the amount was compounded because the baby turned out to be a girl. Local family planning authorities worked with commerce, industry and township officials to investigate the couple’s finances. The parents were deemed “rich in assets” and hit with the highest fine on record. The shock of the amount is compounded by the sex of the...
  • Obama and 168 House Members Defend Sex-Selection Abortion (Bill defeated; who are the 168?)

    06/03/2012 12:52:39 PM PDT · by Salvation · 26 replies
    NRLC ^ | May 31, 2012 | NRLC Media Relations
    May 31, 2012    Obama and 168 House Members Defend Sex-Selection Abortion FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, May 31, 2012, 2:30 PM EDTFor further information: NRLC Media Relations, 202-626-8825, mediarelations@nrlc.org or NRLC Federal Legislation, 202-626-8820, federallegislation@nrlc.orgStrong U.S. House majority votes to ban sex-selection abortionNRLC says Obama and 168 U.S. House members “complied with the political demands of pro-abortion pressure groups, rather than defend the coerced women, and their unborn daughters, who are victimized by sex-selection abortions”WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives today conducted a roll call vote on the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (H.R. 3541), a bill to make it unlawful to...
  • Senator Hatch Vows to Repeal Affordable Care Act

    05/30/2012 5:02:28 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 16 replies
    kuer ^ | 5/30/12 | Andrea Smardon
    Senator Hatch promised the crowd of business leaders that if he were re-elected and became Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, he would be well-positioned to help take down the Affordable Care Act. "If we take over in the majority, we're going to try and repeal Obamacare, and see if we can get it right," he said. Hatch and Wyoming Senator John Barrasso said they were currently focused on repealing provisions of the law including a tax on the medical device industry and on health insurance providers. Democratic Utah state Senator Pat Jones is on the Salt Lake Chamber's Health...
  • The Great Obama Blunder

    05/31/2012 6:11:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2012 | Michael Reagan
    President Obama and his wife, the health nanny in chief, obviously don't know when they've gone too far in their crusade to socialize and Obamatize America. They couldn't stop pushing for the Obamacare mandate that would force religious organizations to pay for coverage of abortion-inducing drugs, contraception and sterilization for their employees regardless of the institution's moral or religious objections. Now the Obamas are sorry. They've awakened the sleeping giant -- the Catholic Church. And they're going to pay the political price. Last week the University of Notre Dame and 42 other Catholic institutions sued the administration to overturn the...
  • Test of Fire: Election 2012

    05/31/2012 6:16:50 AM PDT · by ZULU · 6 replies
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  • June 2012 could be America's pivotal month

    05/31/2012 7:58:53 AM PDT · by billorites · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 30, 2012 | Philip Klein
    June is usually a sleepy month during any presidential election, but not this year. Two events this month will not only affect the outcome of the presidential election, but also have a dramatic impact on the direction of the country, no matter who wins in November. On June 5, Wisconsin voters will decide whether or not to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker. The vote will be the culmination of an 18-month campaign by big labor to thwart Walker's public sector union reforms, which are already loosening the stranglehold that the unions had on state and local budgets. With just a...
  • Losing faith in Democrats' religious outreach [Conscience Cause group started by religious leaders]

    06/03/2012 11:43:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 3, 2012 | Rachel Zoll
    .....Recently, evangelical, Orthodox Jewish, Catholic and Mormon leaders helped form in every state a new network of caucuses dedicated to religious liberty, with the birth control mandate as their initial focus. The advocacy group Conscience Cause formed in February to rescind or revise the birth control mandate. The organization's board includes Jim Nicholson, the former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican under President George W. Bush, and Republican strategists Mary Matalin and Ed Gillespie. Gillespie is an adviser to the Romney campaign. But some of the president's traditional allies are among the critics. The Tablet, the British Catholic newsweekly read widely...
  • Whining Democrat asks, "Can our country govern itself?"

    06/03/2012 10:05:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/3/2012 | Doug Book
    “Until we address the crisis of the failure of our institutions to resolve the significant challenges we face, don’t expect progress on any of them.” Could any statement be more decidedly emblematic of leftist doctrine than the claim that only government and its institutions are equipped to solve the problems of life? Never mind that these are usually problems created by government in its endless quest to solve longstanding problems previously created by government! (1) Two months ago, Barack Obama’s signature “Affordable Care Act” made an unexpected appearance before the United States Supreme Court. Unexpected, that is, because few if...
  • Faith scholars who backed Obama in 2008 see weakening Democratic interest in religious voters

    06/03/2012 10:04:07 AM PDT · by Innovative · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 3, 2012 | AP
    In 2008, Barack Obama took aim at the "pew gap," the overwhelming Republican edge among voters who regularly attend church. The Democratic presidential nominee came nowhere near closing it, but he didn't have to. He just needed an extra percentage point or two among traditional GOP constituents, and he got it. According to exit polls, the effort paid off. Obama made gains over the 2004 nominee, Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, with voters who attend religious services more than once a week, 43 percent to 35 percent. Obama also won 26 percent of the evangelical vote, compared with 21 percent for...
  • Faith scholars who backed Obama in 2008 see weakening Democratic interest in religious voters

    06/03/2012 6:37:41 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 16 replies
    WASHINGTON POST ^ | 6/3/2012 | ap
    In 2008, Barack Obama took aim at the “pew gap,” the overwhelming Republican edge among voters who regularly attend church. The Democratic presidential nominee came nowhere near closing it, but he didn’t have to. He just needed an extra percentage point or two among traditional GOP constituents, and he got it. The Democratic National Committee is promising a repeat performance in 2012. But some religious leaders and scholars who backed Obama in 2008 are skeptical. They say the Democrats have, through neglect and lack of focus, squandered the substantial gains they made with religious moderates and worry it will hurt...
  • Romney picks up Shultz, Rice, Huckabee and Nancy Reagan Endorsements

    06/01/2012 8:08:28 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 222 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM (Multiple News feeds) ^ | June 1, 2012 | Jeff Head
    Over the last few days, since Romney clinched the GOP nomination for President by going over the 1,144 committed delegates needed with his win in the Texas Primary on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, a number of new endorsements have come in for Romney's bid for the Presidency. These include George Shultz, former Secretary of State; Condoliza Rice, former Secretrary of State and National Security Advisor; Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas and presidential candidate; and Nancy Reagan, wife of President Ronald Reagan. Here's what each of them had to say on the date they endorsed Romney: NANCY REAGAN endorses Mitt...
  • What is Worse - Normalization of Births of Illegitimate Children, Or High Abortion Rates?

    06/03/2012 9:09:45 AM PDT · by pinochet · 77 replies
    In 2009, the New York Times had a heartbreaking story on the hatred and prejudice that single mothers receive in South Korea, for bringing up children without husbands. They are fired from their jobs, ostracized by their families, evicted from their apartments, and their children are shamed in school and made to wish they had never been born. This has resulted in South Korea having a 2 percent illegitimacy rate, compared to a 40 percent illegitimacy rate for Americans. The Times notes that a shocking 96 percent of single mothers who get pregnant, have abortions. That is the huge price...
  • Macy's Goes On the Down Low, Hooks Up With Obama Gay Group for 'Election Year' Campaign

    06/02/2012 10:01:59 PM PDT · by kristinn · 85 replies
    Sunday, June 3, 2012 | Kristinn
    While conservative activists have focused on the promotion of gay marriage by store chains J.C. Penny and Target, Macy's has gone under the culture radar in its partnership with the Obama-allied homosexual group, the Human Rights Campaign. The incoming president of HRC, Chad Griffin is an Obama bundler.You won't see it in Macy's weekly sales circular, and you'd be hard pressed to find it on the front page of the Macy's website, but the Human Rights Camapign is loud and proud in declaring its partnership with Macy's urging customers to purchase "election year" Vote Equality t-shirts with the proceeds going...
  • Are Republicans Bending On ‘Obamacare’? (Allen West is "wavering"???)

    06/02/2012 7:16:29 PM PDT · by ak267 · 31 replies
    TPM ^ | 5/28/2012 | Sahil Kapur
    As the landmark Supreme Court decision looms next month, Republicans have been privately considering a plan to reinstate some popular provisions of “Obamacare” if it’s struck down. The revelation sent conservative advocates — who have demanded nothing less than total repeal — into a tizzy, which forced House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to reaffirm his commitment to “repealing Obamacare in its entirety,” declaring that “[a]nything short of that is unacceptable.” But more evidence is emerging that Republicans believe that’s not tenable. Rep. Allen West (R-FL), a tea party darling, told ThinkProgress that he supports preserving three popular provisions of the...
  • It All Comes Down to Race: Your opinions on health care reform, taxes, even the president’s dog..

    06/02/2012 5:36:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Slate ^ | June 1, 2012 | Sasha Issenberg
    The wishful scenario many Republicans envisioned after Barack Obama’s change of heart this month on gay marriage—the president’s African-American base, far less supportive of expanding marriage than other parts of his coalition, becomes demobilized or even defects as a result of Obama’s stance—already seems unlikely to be realized. Last Thursday, Public Policy Polling revealed a 36-point swing in black support for gay marriage among Maryland voters, who will have the chance to legalize the practice in a November referendum, since PPP’s last poll on the subject in March. Then, 56 percent had been opposed to the new marriage law and...
  • How the Left is trying to destroy America (Vanity)

    06/02/2012 4:53:45 PM PDT · by RedMDer · 34 replies
    June, 2, 2012 | Self
    How would they destroy our economic system and self governing system and replace them with something else? It takes patience. First they must convince the populace that America is the main source of many of the world's problems. Furthermore, that Free Enterprise created the current real economic threat, the imagined ecological stress and that government can do better by playing the Blame Game using the following: - Propaganda - Generational dependency - Regulations on business - Attack Industry - Divide and Conquer Americans - Mob rule - Destroy the Military from within - Attack, corrupt and infiltrate Religion and Morality...
  • Surprise! Major networks completely ignore Planned Parenthood sex-selection investigation

    06/02/2012 1:12:45 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews/Newsbuster ^ | 5/31/12 | Paul Wilson
    May 31, 2012 (Newsbuster.org) - There is nothing more predictable than networks burying negative news about Planned Parenthood. Pro-life organization Live Action recently came out with a disturbing video showing a Planned Parenthood staffer in Texas assisting a Live Action actor to obtain a sex-selection abortion. That practice is where a fetus is aborted if the child is discovered to be of a certain gender (usually female). The broadcast outlets have completely ignored the controversy: ABC, CBS, and NBC have not devoted a single second of their May 29 evening broadcasts and May 30 morning broadcasts to coverage of the...
  • War (on Women)! What's it Good For?

    06/02/2012 6:06:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2012 | Kathryn Lopez
    I turned on my television Thursday morning and heard a beating heart. It was the beautiful, vulnerable sound of an unborn baby's still-developing heart, from an ultrasound. "We don't know her eye color," the voiceover said. "Whether she'll be a redhead or brunette. We haven't seen her toes, fingers or nose. But through the science of genomics we can look forward and begin to care for her future." The ad was for a medical group in northern Virginia. "Join the future of health," the commercial urged. It was quite the paradox that later that same day, the House of...
  • Is ObamaCare Slowing the Economy?

    06/02/2012 4:53:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2012 | John C. Goodman
    Everyone knows that ObamaCare will discourage employment. Everyone who stops and thinks that is. Yesterday's job report was genuinely awful. Here is a congressional hearing on why ObamaCare is making things worse. By mandating that employers buy expensive health insurance for their employees, the new health reform law will raise the cost of labor and make it more expensive than otherwise to hire new workers. Plus, the law forces employees to have this expensive fringe benefit, even if they would prefer a less costly health plan in exchange for higher wages. To make matters worse, the health plan that employers...
  • The Sebelius and Dowd Heresy

    06/02/2012 2:33:27 AM PDT · by rhema · 25 replies
    Real Clear Religion ^ | 6/1/12 | Father Robert Barron
    Last week, two prominent Catholic women -- Kathleen Sebelius in an address to the graduates of Georgetown University's public policy school, and Maureen Dowd in a column published in the New York Times -- delivered strong statements about the Church's role in civil society. Dowd's column was more or less a screed, while Sebelius's address was relatively measured in tone. Yet both were marked by some pretty fundamental misunderstandings, which have, sadly, become widespread. Echoing an army of commentators from the last fifty years, Dowd exults in James Joyce's characterization of the Catholic Church (drawn, it appears, from the pages...
  • Democrats Defend Sex-Selection Abortion

    06/01/2012 10:11:30 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 39 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 June 2012 | John Semmens
    House Democrats voted overwhelmingly against the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (H.R. 3541), killing this legislation's chances for passing in the current session of Congress. The bill would've barred doctors from performing abortions for the sole purpose of preventing the birth of a child of an unwanted gender. Representative Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-Texas) characterized the bill as “yet another attempt to impose the shackles of the anti-choice lobby on the personal liberties of women. The Court gave women the right to terminate pregnancies in 1973. The Court didn't say women could only do it for good reasons. They don't have to give any...
  • Assad, Obama, and the Culture of Death

    06/01/2012 5:57:25 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Matthew St John ^ | 6/1/2012 | Matthew St John
    Two headlines really struck me as sick and sad. They speak to a fascination with death and power and narcissism. They speak to the demise of the weak at the hand of the strong. They reflect a justification for self-preservation over and above things more transcendent. Even though the two headlines address two completely different geopolitical regimes—one being Syria and the other being the United States—they affirm one thing: it must be okay to kill off the defenseless and weak.
  • Abortionist who fed aborted baby girls to dogs arrested, license may be suspended

    06/01/2012 4:34:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | 6/1/2012 | Kathleen Gilbert
    BEED, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA, June 1, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) - Officials in the Indian state with the most “missing” girls compared to boys, have arrested an abortionist who dodged restrictions on sex-selection abortions by feeding the evidence - aborted baby girls - to dogs. \ Abortionist Sudam Munde and his wife were arrested last Friday for the abortion-related death of a woman who was six months pregnant with an unwanted daughter, according to India Today. Reports this week indicated that officials were in the process of revoking the medical licenses of both Munde and his wife in connection with the abortion death....
  • Komen Foundation; laying down dogs coming up with fleas, but probably doesn’t care

    06/01/2012 7:29:07 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 14 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | June 1, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    We are winning; defeating the evil that is liberalism in large and small battles ways every day. What is happening to the Susan B. Komen for the Cure Foundation governing board is a good example of our victories. Last January when the Komen board was confronted with the fact that secretly produced videos proved Planned Parenthood would knowingly arrange an abortion for a supposed under aged prostitute, it did the right thing and stopped funding the death mills. They listened to their donors who demanded they stop giving their money to a group devoted to killing babies. Nevertheless, within days...
  • Who Are The Seven RINOs That Voted Against Banning Sex-Selective Abortions?

    06/01/2012 12:02:30 PM PDT · by ElIguana · 103 replies
    America's Conservative News ^ | 06/01/2012 | America's Conservative News
    ACN Staff) The House of Representatives failed to pass a bill that would ban sex selective abortions on Thursday. Although a majority voted in favor of the bill (246-168), the measure reqired a two-thirds majority vote to pass. Many may be under the impression that the final vote tally was along party lines; however 20 Democrats actually voted in favor of the ban and shockingly, seven Republicans votes against banning sex selective abortions. Those Republicans were...
  • House rejects bill penalizing doctors for sex-selective abortions (Ron Paul Sides With Dems)

    06/01/2012 11:22:13 AM PDT · by mnehring · 20 replies
    The House on Thursday rejected a Republican bill that would impose fines and prison terms on doctors who perform abortions for the sole purpose of controlling the gender of the child, a practice known as sex-selective abortion. The Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA), H.R. 3541, was defeated in a 246-168 vote. While that's a clear majority of the House, Republicans called up the bill under a suspension of House rules, which limits debate and requires a two-thirds majority vote to pass. In this case, it would have required more support from Democrats. Twenty Democrats voted for the bill, while seven Republicans...
  • Dems Defeat Bill to Ban Sex-Selection Abortions

    06/01/2012 8:52:28 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 18 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 6/1/2012 | Laura Ingraham
    So we can ban super-sized drinks, but not this barbaric procedure? A handful of GOPers voted against this commonsense bill that would have protected vulnerable women from the hideous coercion of their husbands or partners who want offspring of one gender over another (usually boys over girls). China's vicious campaign against girls has arrived on American shores. Rep. Ron Paul an OB/GYN, voted with the Democrats, perhaps out of a federalism concern. The argument by Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee and other left-wing abortion fanatics is that this law would have led to women being "dragged out of doctor's offices" in an...
  • America getting closer to the Abyss each day

    05/31/2012 5:33:53 PM PDT · by publius321 · 6 replies
    http://www.TableOfWisdom.com ^ | 5/31/2012 | Scott Ryan
    Legislation to ban sex-selective abortions failed to pass today despite it being supported by the majority of the House. The final vote was 246-168. The reason it failed was that this particular proposal required a two-thirds majority to pass; therefore the bill fell 30 votes short. This is just one more sign of how morally bankrupt some in this nation have become. There are many of us out here who are as disgusted by the wickedness that permeates every fiber of the Democrat Party. However, just like in Nazi Germany and other moments of darkness in world history - enough...
  • U.S. House Rejects Bill to Ban Gender-Based Abortions

    05/31/2012 5:33:17 PM PDT · by Jean S · 59 replies
    Bloomberg | 5/31/12 | Derek Wallbank
  • Nobody owns his life: an integral defense of life

    05/31/2012 4:03:51 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 56 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/30/12 | Monsignor Ignacio Barreiro-Carámbula
    Note: The following comments were adapted from a speech given on May 12, 2012 as part of Italy’s March for Life weekend celebration. In the defense of life, it is absolutely essential that we are committed to the abolition of all laws and judicial decisions that would permit even a single abortion. But we have to look further ahead to protect in an integral way the whole of human life from its biological beginnings until natural death. The same logic of dominion over life that leads to abortion serves as justification for euthanasia, assisted suicide, as well as contraception and...
  • Obama’s abortion, marriage views inspire dozens of Democratic politicians to join the GOP

    05/31/2012 3:03:33 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 31, 2012 | BEN JOHNSON
    JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI, May 31, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) –  Five months ahead of the presidential election, the Democratic Party is already losing seats to Republicans, as a growing number of elected officials are changing parties over issues like the right to life, the definition of marriage, and the Obama administration’s mandate that religious institutions cover abortion-inducing drugs in their health care plans. Wednesday afternoon, seven local office-holders from three Mississippi counties announced they had voted with their feet. Each official had different reasons, but Leake County Sheriff Greg Waggoner “specifically said when [Obama] came out in favor of gay ‘marriage,’ that was...
  • Sex-selection abortion ban wins strong House majority, but fails to clear 2/3 hurdle

    05/31/2012 2:50:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 35 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 31, 2012 | The Editors
    WASHINGTON, May 31, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A bill to outlaw abortions based on a child’s gender received a strong majority of votes in the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday but failed to gain the two-thirds margin of support needed for passage. The House voted 246-168 in favor of H.R. 3541, known as the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA). 226 Republicans and 20 Democrats (Altmire, Barrow, Boren, Cooper, Costello, Critz, Cuellar, Donnelly, Garamendi, Holden, Kissell, Lipinksi, Lynch, Matheson, McIntyre, Peterson, Rahall, Reyes, Ross of AR, and Shuler) voted yea; while 161 Democrats and seven Republicans (Amash, Bass of NH, Bono Mack, Dold,...
  • VIDEO: Planned Parenthood’s ‘Margaret Sanger’ clinic in NY welcomes sex-selection abortion

    05/31/2012 2:32:24 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 31, 2012 | KAthLEEN GILBERT
    NEW YORK, May 31, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - An employee at the flagship abortion clinic of Planned Parenthood in New York has been caught on tape telling a woman how to be sure of her unborn baby’s female sex in order to abort her in a second undercover video released Thursday morning. The footage shows the undercover investigator, walking past a sign on the wall that reads “WOMEN COUNT,” meeting Planned Parenthood social worker Randi Coun at the Margaret Sanger Center International on Bleecker St. Coun walks the investigator through obtaining a CVS test to determine gender as early as the...
  • Georgetown Alum William Peter Blatty Says Canon Law Suit “Our Only Hope” (author "The Exorcist")

    05/31/2012 1:34:02 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 8 replies
    William Peter Blatty’s 1971 novel The Exorcist—which went on to become an Oscar-winning movie—depicts an epic battle of good versus evil waged under the auspices of the Catholic Church. Reportedly based on a real exorcism Blatty heard about as an undergraduate on a scholarship at Georgetown University, the novel is steeped in Catholicism. Indeed, the “hero” of The Exorcist is the fictional Father Damien Karras, a Georgetown Jesuit, who, at great personal cost, drives out the demon. Now Blatty, a longtime financial contributor to his alma mater, says that Georgetown is no longer true to the Catholic identity he knew...
  • Dangerous pattern of botched abortions, unsafe conditions at Ohio abortion clinic

    05/31/2012 9:40:07 AM PDT · by topher · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | May 31, 2012 | by Operation Rescue Staff
    COLUMBUS, OHIO, May 31, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Medical transcripts leaked to Operation Rescue by a confidential informant through a third party reveal a pattern of botched abortions and other violations at Complete Health Care for Women (CHCW) in Columbus, Ohio, that paint a grisly portrait of an unsafe abortion business that routinely injures women and violates the law. CHCW is operated by abortionist Mervyn J. Samuel. The medical transcripts were smuggled out of a Columbus hospital and redacted by the informant before they were given to Operation Rescue. Records show that on March 16, 2012, a 23-year old woman reported...
  • President Obama Opposes Ban on Sex-Selection Abortions

    05/31/2012 8:22:36 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 23 replies
    Life News ^ | 31 May 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    President Barack Obama appears to oppose the ban on sex-selection abortions that the House of Representatives debated yesterday and will be voting on today. ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper posted a new report indicating President Obama opposes the bill to prohibit performing or coercing abortions to eliminate unborn babies of an undesired sex. Tapper raised the question at Wednesday’s White House press briefing, but did not receive a respond to his question about Obama’s position. “I will have to take that as well. Been focused on other things, but I will get back to you,” Jay Carney said...
  • The Future Civil Rights of Baby Girls

    05/31/2012 7:36:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2012 | Maggie Gallagher
    As I type, the House of Representatives is debating the future of civil rights: a girl's right to life itself. Is it OK to choose to destroy a healthy unborn child simply because you or your husband prefer a boy? Should it be legal in this country? The Constitution gives to Congress the power to enforce the 14th Amendment's guarantees of equal protection by appropriate legislation. And this week, in a historic vote, the House is going to consider using that power to ban abortions based on gender. The bill is called the "Prenatal Anti-Discrimination Act," or PRENDA, because it...
  • 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):