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  • Vatican Gives the Green Light [Rite for the Blessing of Child in the Womb]

    03/27/2012 7:02:04 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    California Catholic Daily ^ | 3/27/12 | USCCB
    ‘Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb’ approved by RomeWASHINGTON (March 26, 2012) -- The Vatican has approved the publication of the "Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb," which will be printed in English and Spanish in a combined booklet and should be available for parishes by Mothers' Day. The U.S. bishops who collaborated on the development of the blessing welcomed the announcement of the recognitio, or approval, by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments in Rome. "I'm impressed with the beauty of this blessing for human life...
  • Babies could be tested for 3,500 genetic faults

    06/06/2012 4:26:48 PM PDT · by yorkie · 41 replies
    Telegraph, UK ^ | June 6, 2012 | Stephen Adams, Medical Correspondent
    A team has been able to predict the whole genetic code of a foetus by taking a blood sample from a woman who was 18 weeks pregnant, and a swab of saliva from the father. They believe that, in time, the test will become widely available, enabling doctors to screen unborn babies for some 3,500 genetic disorders. At the moment the only genetic disorder routinely tested for on the NHS is Down’s syndrome.
  • Have you heard? Cecile Richards and NARAL “have the president’s back.”

    06/06/2012 4:08:47 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 3 replies
    LiveActionNews ^ | 6/5/12 | Kristi Burton Brown
    It’s no secret that Barack Obama is proud to be openly supported by the president of Planned Parenthood, America’s abortion giant. On both the Women for Obama campaign site and BarackObama.com, you can find this headline: “Cecile Richards has President Obama’s back.” Another post claims, “NARAL Pro-Choice America has the President’s back.” In the posted video of Ms. Richards, she inaccurately claims that Mitt Romney is putting politics between women and their access to health care. Such claims are typical of abortion advocates. They like to throw around their disproportionate rhetoric that pro-lifers are all about getting the government in...
  • VIDEO: Two Arizona abortion clinics welcome felony sex-selection abortions of baby girls

    06/06/2012 3:57:19 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/6/12 | Kathleen Gilbert
    PHOENIX, June 6, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The third undercover video in a series on sex-selection abortions in America shows two more abortion clinics willing to perform the procedure in Arizona - where abortions targeting baby girls are a class 3 felony. The footage shows two National Abortion Federation (NAF) clinic members, Camelback Family Planning in Phoenix and the Tucson Women’s Center in Tucson, promising to perform a sex-selective abortion and coaching a woman to lie on official paperwork to conceal the reason for the procedure. “Don’t tell us that, because we don’t want to know,” says a counselor named...
  • Video: Ariz abortion clinics agreed to illegally provide sex selective abortions

    06/06/2012 3:24:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/6/12 | Caroline May
    The third video in a pro-life group’s series highlighting “Gendercide” in America shows two National Abortion Federation (NAF) clinics in Arizona agreeing to break state law and perform abortions because the mothers did not want to have female children. Live Action’s new video features the Tucson Women’s Center and the Camelback Family Planning in Phoenix agreeing and advising a Live Action actor about obtaining a sex-selective abortion — even after both employees acknowledge the practice is illegal in Arizona. At the Camelback clinic, a counselor named Barb tells the Live Action actor
  • GOP Attacks Celebrity Support For Obama [Gaga,Clooney,Bon Jovi, Spike Lee, Sarah Jessica et al]

    06/04/2012 10:46:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 04, 2012 | David Nakamura
    GOP Attacks Celebrity Support For Obama By David Nakamura June 4 President Obama dined last month with 150 guests at George Clooney’s California cottage. He exchanged quips in January with Spike Lee in the director’s New York City townhouse. Last fall, Obama entertained megastar Lady Gaga, who was seated in the front row of a Silicon Valley fundraiser in six-inch heels and a towering blond bouffant. Obama’s popularity with Hollywood glitterati is again on display as his campaign mobilizes its vast fundraising apparatus to amass cash in a campaign that is shaping up to be the most expensive in U.S....
  • Pro-Lifers Plan Major Anti-Obama Demonstration at Dem Convention

    06/05/2012 3:30:09 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    Life News ^ | June 6, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    Pro-life activists are planning a major demonstration highlighting the pro-abortion record of President Barack Obama at the summer Democratic convention where he is expected to become the party’s nominee for another four-year term.The pro-life advocates behind the expected protests announced their plans at a news conference on Friday and said they will be active on-site at the Time Warner Arena, the site of the DNC convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. The organizations plan to publicly highlight the “radical pro-abortion policies of President Obama along with his hostility toward religious freedom.”“Abortion and religious freedom will be major issues in the 2012...
  • Dobson to Prez: "I won't bow to 'wicked' Obamacare."

    06/05/2012 1:44:18 PM PDT · by TIElniff · 69 replies
    WorldNet Daily ^ | 6/04/12 | Chelsea Schilling
    WND EXCLUSIVE Dobson to prez: I won't bow to 'wicked' Obamacare 'So come and get me if you must' Dr. James Dobson is taking a defiant stand on Obamacare and issuing a loud and clear message to President Obama: “I WILL NOT pay the surcharge for abortion services. … So come and get me if you must, Mr. President. I will not bow before your wicked regulation.”
  • Killing like mindless soldiers: the mentality of masses of the abortion industry

    06/04/2012 4:06:13 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/4/12 | Susan Michelle Tyrrell
    June 4, 2012 (Bound4Life.com) - A question I often pose to students as we study literature that takes place during the Holocaust is whether or not every Nazi soldier was a killer at heart or just following the protocol of the organization. It’s so easy for us to make blanket statements that they are all evil, but the fact is, many were passive people who succumbed to groupthink and didn’t actually consider their evil actions. They were absolutely guilty of them, but they hid behind the “orders” given them, the perceived “good” for the nation and the race. It’s hard...
  • Planned Parenthood’s $1.4 million Obama ad campaign ‘out of step with women,’ pro-life group says

    06/04/2012 3:42:25 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 4, 2012 | CALVIN FREIBURGER
    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 4, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) - The day after former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney secured the Republican presidential nomination, Planned Parenthood formally endorsed President Barack Obama and purchased $1.4 million of attack ads. Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Cecile Richards claimed there was “no greater champion for women’s health” than Obama, calling Romney’s pro-life stance “extreme” and “out of touch” with American women. In an e-mail to LifeSiteNews.com, Americans United for Life spokeswoman Kristi Hamrick said Barack Obama, “the most pro-abortion president in American history,” is the one out of step, “from supporting efforts to require that a...
  • Equal Rights For Unborn Femmists!

    06/04/2012 9:31:18 AM PDT · by jimluke01 · 3 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | Matt Barber
    When you’re on the wrong side of Planned Parenthood, you’re on the right side of history. The left’s disingenuous and intellectually lazy “war on women” talking points have blown up in its face. Most polls show Mitt Romney fast gaining on President Obama with female voters. Some polls even show him pulling ahead. Still, it’s the multi-billion dollar abortion industry that may just give Romney the boost he needs to take a permanent lead. Just days after pro-life investigative group Live Action released devastating evidence that Planned Parenthood systemically engages in the grisly practice ofsex-selection abortion – a charge to...
  • 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...