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  • Archbishop Chaput: I can’t vote for pro-abortion Obama (But Obama is ahead among Catholics)

    09/18/2012 9:59:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/18/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Whither the Catholic vote in this election? Late last week, a poll showed Obama ahead by eight among Catholic registered voters (to which I've lost the link), although the data didn't come from one of the regular national pollsters such as Pew, Gallup, or Rasmussen. With Abortion-Palooza in Charlotte still ringing in the ear and the provocative HHS contraception mandate threatening religious liberty --- as well as Paul Ryan's supposedly apostate budget in the mix --- the Catholic vote may end up being critical to the outcome, or at least a bellwether of it.National Catholic Register asked Archbishop Charles Chaput...
  • Campaign launches 'People of Faith for Obama'

    09/17/2012 3:26:15 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 33 replies
    politico44 ^ | 9/17/12 | BYRON TAU
    The Obama campaign is launching a new outreach effort directed at religious voters. In a new web video uploaded to YouTube Monday, Obama made an argument for faith in the public square and talked about how it guided his presidency. "Faith isn't just a footnote in our nation's story," Obama said. "It reinforces the very essence of America." "These shared moral obligations have guided me as president,"
  • The Right Strikes Back: A New Legal Challenge for Obamacare

    09/17/2012 3:36:25 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 45 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Sept 17 2012 | Jack M. Balkin
    They're baaack. You probably thought that once the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act last June, the Act's constitutionality would be settled. Not a chance. The Pacific Legal Foundation, a conservative public-interest law firm, has opened up a new front in conservatives' never-ending struggle to wipe Obamacare off the books. Their secret weapon? The Origination Clause of Article I, section 7, which states that "All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills." The key idea is that the Supreme Court recently upheld...
  • Black Pastors Say 'Stay Home' Election Day

    09/17/2012 9:12:54 AM PDT · by xzins · 26 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 16 Sep 2012 | AP
    Some black clergy see no good presidential choice between a Mormon candidate and one who supports gay marriage, so they are telling their flocks to stay home on Election Day. The pastors say their congregants are asking how a true Christian could back same-sex marriage, as President Barack Obama did in May. As for Republican Mitt Romney, the first Mormon nominee from a major party, congregants are questioning the theology of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its former ban on men of African descent in the priesthood. In 2008, Obama won 95 percent of black voters...
  • Sandra Fluke's America: War on women, by whom?

    09/16/2012 7:13:08 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 12 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | September 16, 2012 | Daniel Clark
    Sandra Fluke’s America: War on women, by whom? by Daniel Clark At the three-day abortion festival also known as the Democratic National Convention, that party’s celebrity victim du jour, Sandra Fluke, echoed the famous “Robert Bork’s America” speech that was once given by that founding member of Neanderthals For Choice, Ted Kennedy. Fluke’s vision of a Republican-led American future was briefly stated, but nevertheless riddled with lies (“an America in which access to birth control is controlled by people who will never use it”), bigger lies (“in which politicians redefine rape so survivors are victimized all over again”), and dog-whistle...
  • Libertarians have a stake in traditional values, too [Does Not Support Abortion, Same-Sex Marriage]

    09/16/2012 6:51:44 PM PDT · by billflax · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/16/2012 | Bill Flax
    Remember the old saw about speeding: anyone zipping along faster is nuts, but slower drivers are idiots. Ideologues believing in limited government are an obstinate breed, myself included. We find anyone who wants more government as fools, but those desiring even less are crazy. In theory, if everyone went 65 we'd never have a traffic jam. Sadly, state authority is necessary because of man's fallen nature. Many libertarians approve same-sex marriage. Likewise, some perceive abortion as fundamental to freedom, even questioning Ron Paul for championing life. Meanwhile, Americans have grown so inured to government intervention that letting people purchase contraceptives...
  • 'I Wish Mitt Romney Would Meet People Like Me,' Rape Conceived Pro-Lifer Says

    09/16/2012 4:56:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/16/2012 | By Napp Nazworth
    Rep. Todd Akin's (R-Mo.) recent "legitimate rape" gaffe has brought greater scrutiny to the issue of whether pro-lifers should support abortions for women who get pregnant after getting raped. While the Republican Party platform does not include a rape exception, the Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, supports a rape exception. In a Saturday interview with The Christian Post, Ryan Bomberger, a pro-life activist who was carried to term and given up for adoption after his mother was raped, said Romney and other politicians who hold that view should meet with people like him. "I wish politicians like Mitt Romney would...
  • Study finds abortion linked to shortened lifespan of mother

    09/16/2012 10:07:31 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 27 replies
    MercatorNet/LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/14/12 | Michael Cook
    September 14, 2012 ( - In a study published last week in the European Journal of Public Health, Priscilla Coleman and colleagues report that mothers who have experienced natural pregnancy loss or induced abortion are more likely to die over a 25-year period than those who have experienced only giving birth. Dr Coleman, a Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Bowling Green State University, responds here to MercatorNet’s questions about the study. What was your aim in this study? The study was undertaken to provide reliable data pertaining to the relative risk of death associated with distinct reproductive...
  • 'We have no king but Caesar:' Some thoughts on Catholic faith and public life

    09/15/2012 3:48:01 PM PDT · by Not gonna take it anymore · 6 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | September 15, 2012 | Archbishop Charles J. Chaput
    Home » Columns » Bishops' Corner September 15, 2012 'We have no king but Caesar:' Some thoughts on Catholic faith and public life By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput * 41 A priest I know does a lot of spiritual direction. Two of the men he was helping died suddenly this past year, one of a heart attack and one of a stroke. In both cases they were relatively young men and quite successful. In both cases they watched Fox News. And in both cases they had gotten into the nightly habit of shouting at President Obama whenever he came on...
  • Ryan Tags Obama on Abortion: “Never Lifted a Finger” to Help Unborn

    09/15/2012 1:21:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Life News ^ | September 14, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    Vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan hit president Barack Obama hard on the issue of abortion at the Values Voter Summit today, saying Obama “has never lifted a finger” in helping unborn children.Ryan told the audience: “President Obama likes to say, “We’re all in this together.” “We’re all in this together” – it has a nice ring. For everyone who loves this country, it is not only true but obvious. Yet how hollow it sounds coming from a politician who has never once lifted a hand to defend the most helpless and innocent of all human beings, the child waiting to be...
  • A Worm in the Apple

    09/15/2012 4:16:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | September 15, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    Apple is a great American success story and we can say of the late Steve Jobs: You did build that. But there’s a problem with Apple in China. The Beijing government’s forced abortion policy is worming its way into the factories of Apple, Inc. Twenty-four of these factories, it is reported, have helped the Communist government’s brutal efforts to prevent so-called unauthorized births to Chinese mothers. Exiled human rights champion Chen Guangcheng is reporting on the collaboration of Apple in compulsory pregnancy testing of Apple’s Chinese employees. Chen told Bloomberg news agency that Apple should refuse to comply with such...
  • Losing Your Religion

    09/15/2012 3:46:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | September 15, 2012 | Bill O'Reilly
    On Jan. 8, 1962, President John F. Kennedy wrote a letter celebrating the work of James Cardinal Gibbons, who died in 1921. Kennedy, who rarely discussed his Catholicism, did so while describing the Cardinal: "He nobly expresses the essential traditions of my church in the United States ... the deep sympathy for the plight of the working man and of minorities, the steady concern for the betterment of society and mankind." Thus, it was somewhat startling to see JFK's daughter, Caroline Kennedy, invoke her father's name and describe herself as a "Catholic woman" while espousing a passionate defense of abortion...
  • Autopsy Proves Planned Parenthood Killed Woman in Botched Abortion

    09/12/2012 9:07:22 PM PDT · by kathsua · 39 replies ^ | 9/11/12 | Steven Ertelt
    A leading pro-life group has obtained a copy of Tonya Reaves’ autopsy report that it says shows beyond a doubt that the 24-year old woman died from three major complications during a botched second-trimester abortion suffered at a Chicago area Planned Parenthood abortion clinic on July 20, 2012. Operation Rescue, which obtained the full autopsy results late yesterday, says it indicates that Reaves’ injuries were survivable if she had received proper emergency care in a timely manner. The autopsy report is seven pages in length but it took two months for it to be released publicly, despite requests from OR...
  • Christian Company Will be Fined $1.3 MILLION a DAY Unless HHS Mandate Repealed or Defeated

    09/13/2012 11:04:19 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 22 replies ^ | 9/13/12 | Thomas Peters
    How little does Obama care about religious liberty? This little: A few minutes ago, in Oklahoma, The Becket Fund filed a lawsuit on behalf of a multi-billion dollar private business, Hobby Lobby. As you may know, Hobby Lobby is a privately owned company with 500 stores in 42 states, 22,000 employees, and $1.3 + billion in sales. If this private family owned business refuses to comply with the HHS mandate, the government will fine them $1.3 million per day. [The Becket Fund] It may be only a little to him. But this fine is a lot to us. Steven Ertelt...
  • A New Front for Religious LibertyFirst non-Catholic business sues HHS over contraceptive mandate

    09/13/2012 8:27:13 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 12, 2012 3:01 pm | Andrew Evans
    An arts and crafts business with more than 500 stores across the country launched a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) implementation of Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate Wednesday, the Becket Fund announced. Hobby Lobby is the first non-Catholic business to file a lawsuit objecting to the mandated coverage of certain contraceptive drugs that it considers abortion inducing. Hobby Lobby “should never be put in a position of choosing their faith over their business,” Kyle Duncan, general counsel for the Becket Fund, said this morning in a conference call with the press. “We simply cannot abandon our...
  • Obama and Infanticide : The media still insist on defending his votes in favor of infanticide

    09/13/2012 5:08:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/12/2012 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    The media, this time the Washington Post, are again tackling the issue of Obama’s opposition, as a state legislator, to a bill protecting infants who survive abortions.Obama and his apologists gave several excuses for his position during his 2004 senatorial and 2008 presidential campaigns, and continue to do so now. They said he opposed it because the law already protected these infants — a claim the Post’s Michael Dobbs fell for in his 2008 “fact check” on this subject. They said he opposed it because the law lacked a clause clarifying that it did not protect fetuses within the...
  • NARAL Blasts McMahon (Connecticut Senate Race)

    09/12/2012 9:27:42 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 6 replies
    New Haven Independent ^ | Sep 10, 2012 | Thomas MacMillan
    Women’s reproductive rights took center stage in the U.S. Senate race Monday, as a pro-choice group took aim at Republican candidate Linda McMahon over her support of a bill that would have allowed employers to refuse to cover contraception for their employees. The campaigns have been vying for the support of female voters, who did not get behind McMahon in her 2010 Senate bid. In a Monday afternoon conference call hosted by Christian Miron, the director of the NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut, the state branch of the national pro-choice advocacy organization. Miron scored McMahon for saying she would have supported the...
  • Hobby Lobby Sues Obama Admin Over Pro-Abortion HHS Mandate

    09/12/2012 3:21:24 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Life News ^ | September 12, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., a privately held retail chain with more than 500 arts and crafts stores in 41 states, filed a lawsuit today against the Obama administration over its HHS mandate.The company says it would face $1.3 million in fines on a daily basis starting in January if it fails to comply with the mandate, which requires religious employers to pay for or refer women for abortion-cause drugs that violate their conscience or religious beliefs.The lawsuit was filed in the US District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma and the business says it is opposing the Health and...
  • Hobby Lobby sues over mandatory coverage of morning-after pill

    09/12/2012 10:29:48 AM PDT · by MulberryDraw · 20 replies
    AP/Amarillo Globe News ^ | Sept 12, 2012 | unknown
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Christian-oriented Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. has filed a federal lawsuit over a mandate in the health reform law that requires employers to provide coverage for the morning-after pill.
  • Nuns Supporting Obama? Social Responsibility is 'Part of Pro-Life Stance,' They Say

    09/12/2012 7:33:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/12/2012 | Brittney R. Villalva
    Nuns wearing the expected black and white habits and sitting backstage of the Republican National Convention are not the only ones who have taken a political stance. A second group, supported by Sister Simone Campbell during the Democratic National Convention, have taken their own stand and are speaking out for social responsibility. The Catholic Church has found itself in the midst of a boxing match as it struggles to gain political advantage. And this time, the group leading the fight is not composed of bishops and priests, but women who are ready to speak their mind. In one corner you...
  • The Democrats' Fake Freedoms

    09/12/2012 4:50:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | David Scullum
    Sandra Fluke's claim to fame, aside from provoking Rush Limbaugh's misogynistic ire, is that she chose to attend Georgetown Law School, knowing full well that the Catholic university's student health plan did not cover birth control, and then demanded that the policy be changed, under force of law, as a matter of "reproductive justice." Although Fluke could have picked a different school, she told The Washington Post last February, "I decided I was absolutely not willing to compromise the quality of my education in exchange for my health care." Fluke's sense of entitlement and her casual resort to the use...
  • The Small Voice

    09/11/2012 5:54:21 PM PDT · by shibumi · 10 replies
    shibumi's brain | 9/11/2012 | shibumi
    The furor over Todd Akin's remarks about rape and the low probability of a resulting pregnancy have died down for the time being. I hesitated to comment on the whole affair during the tumult because most of what was written or said during that time was sure to be lost in the whirlwind of hyperbole. The accuracy of Representative Akin's comments, at least from a medical stand point may be shaky. Although it is true that the incidence of impregnation is probably lower just as the incidence of spontaneous miscarriage is higher, there certainly are cases of pregnancy resulting from...
  • Ken’s Story: I Was Conceived in Rape, Don’t Kill Me in Abortion (call to radio station)

    09/11/2012 2:59:55 PM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies
    Life News ^ | September 11, 2012 | Dierdre McQuade
    A man named Ken recently called in to a Washington, DC radio talk show discussing the question of abortion after rape. In the midst of a politically charged discussion, his personal story caught the host off guard. Ken explained that he was adopted as an infant, and at age 30, located his birth mother and learned the circumstances of his conception.“Her story was that she was hit over the head with a baseball bat and was raped at 15. So she went away to Catholic Charities, had me, made the brave decision to keep me — and, well, keep me...
  • Obama Ad Panders to Catholics, Ignores His Abortion Record

    09/11/2012 2:52:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Life News ^ | September 11, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    The campaign to coverup President Barack Obama’s pro-abortion record in his campaign’s outreach to Catholic voters has begun in earnest.Already, a Catholic University of America professor is under fire for claiming Obama is pro-life and saying he deserves re-election. Now, the Obama re-election campaign has released a new vide that one leading pro-life Catholic activist calls “laughably lame” in its attempt to “gin up support for his “Catholics for Obama” group.”The ad contains no mention of Obama’s promotion of abortion, abortion funding, funding Planned Parenthood or the HHS mandate that has drawn strong opposition from Catholics and the Catholic bishops.Thomas...
  • I'm Barack Obama, and I approve this abortion

    09/11/2012 2:43:02 PM PDT · by rhema · 13 replies
    While the media would like to portray conservative politicians as obsessed with abortion, the Democratic Convention last week told a different story. President Obama had over two dozen prime time speakers, including the heads of the largest pro-abortion organizations, praising unrestricted abortions at taxpayer expense. Abortion giant Planned Parenthood, which gets at least one million dollars a day from taxpayers, is repaying the President's gratitude by launching a $3.2 million television ad buy in Ohio and Virginia on Monday as part of its biggest-ever campaign effort. The newest ad, called "Turn Back the Clock," is set to run on cable...
  • VANITY: Life vs. Death

    09/11/2012 12:12:48 PM PDT · by WileyC · 13 replies
    9/11/12 | WileyC
    I've pondered for awhile my stances on the death penalty and abortion. I admit that my opinions on them have changed over the years, mostly in details but all due to my consideration of the ethics and practical details involved. But my topic today is how opinions on the two interrelate. There are four possible combinations (excluding subtleties like the rape/incest/health of mother): * Anti-abortion/Anti-death penalty: A consistent stance... someone is simply opposed to all killing, no matter the reason. * Pro-abortion/pro-death penalty: Also consistent (no matter what your thoughts on the morality of it all). Troublesome lives are an...
  • Evangelicals seek a future for thousands of frozen embryos

    09/11/2012 7:50:56 AM PDT · by AnalogReigns · 2 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 10, 2012 | Krista Kapralos
    The embryo was frozen in liquid nitrogen when Gabriel and Callie Fluhrer found it. They didn’t know whether that embryo would grow to be a boy or a girl, or whether it would even grow at all. But to the Fluhrers, it was worth the risk. That tiny collection of cells was a baby, they believed. And if they didn’t pluck it from the warehouse where it had been stored since its biological parents decided they didn’t need or want it any longer, it was likely to die. “If we’re going to stand against abortion, it’s not simply picketing a...
  • The Decline and Fall of Catholic Democrats? (Sister Simone says abortion is above her pay grade)

    09/11/2012 7:07:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/11/2012 | Stephen P. White
    Sister Simone Campbell has become a minor celebrity over the last few months. Her 15 minutes began back in April when her social-justice lobbying outfit, NETWORK, earned a rare public rebuke from the Vatican for, ironically, its inadequate understanding of social justice. Capitalizing on the fawning media attention she received, Sister Simone and a few of her fellow progressive friends embarked on a highly publicized bus tour of the Midwest — Nuns on the Bus, they called it — during which they slammed Paul Ryan’s budget for being incompatible with Catholic social teaching. Sister Simone’s crusade against Paul Ryan has...
  • Video: Crazed Obama supporter on abortion and taxes

    09/11/2012 5:25:00 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 10 replies ^ | 9/10/2012 | Michele Kirk
    As a crowd waited on Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach to catch a glimpse of President Obama’s motorcade Sunday afternoon, voices and tempers began to rise. One of many screaming matches occurred over a woman’s right to have an abortion. BizPac Review wanted to find the rational thoughts behind the shouting, so we spoke with the ranting woman...
  • Planned Bullyhood: Ex-Komen VP’s Tell-All Book Exposes Planned Parenthood’s Dirty Tricks

    09/11/2012 4:48:56 AM PDT · by rhema · 13 replies | September 11, 2012 | Kristen Walker
    Unless you are a resident of Georgia or followed the Komen/Planned Parenthood controversy closely, you may never have heard of Karen Handel. Get ready for that to change. Today, her book Planned Bullyhood will be released, and kids, it is a doozy. Did you watch the news, listen to the radios, and read the blogs earlier this year for those 72 tense hours when the controversy was raging and think, “I wonder what’s really going on behind the scenes”? Well, now you get to find out. Writing with clarity, credibility, and humility, what Handel reveals about Planned Parenthood’s deceptiveness and...
  • Book:Karl Rove advised Komen to restore Planned Parenthood funding

    09/10/2012 10:59:41 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 84 replies ^ | 9-10-12 | Alex Pappas
    The author of a new book charges that prominent Republican strategist Karl Rove advised the leader of breast cancer group Susan G. Komen for the Cure to restore funding to Planned Parenthood earlier this year. Rove’s advice, according to “Planned Bullyhood,” came as Susan G. Komen for the Cure found itself embroiled in a public relations fiasco after announcing it would stop giving money to Planned Parenthood, which has clinics that perform abortions. In response to protests from pro-choice and other liberal activists, Komen eventually reversed course and announced it would restore funding to Planned Parenthood as the organization did...
  • Calif. Law Would Permit Midwives, Other Non-Physicians to Perform Abortions

    09/10/2012 7:06:07 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 41 replies
    The New American ^ | 10Sep 2012 | Dave Bohon
    The California Senate passed a bill September 6 that would make it legal for non-physician medical professionals such as midwives to perform abortions under a statewide training program. The measure now awaits Democratic Governor Jerry Brown's signature. (Gov. Brown pictured to the left of the state seal, Sen. Christine Kehoe to the right.) According to, the bill (S.B. 623), introduced by Democratic State Senator Christine Kehoe, “extends a program run by the University of California at San Francisco [UCSF], in which nurse practitioners, midwives, and doctors’ assistants are trained to perform abortions without any further training in medicine. Kehoe...
  • ‘Crazed’ Obama Supporter Shouts Down Pro-Lifer: ‘It’s Between a Woman & God!’

    09/10/2012 4:35:25 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 43 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/10/2012 | Billy Hallowell
    “It’s between a woman and God!,” the woman, who was wearing an Obama “Forward” t-shirt, screamed in video footage that was captured by BizPac Review. ”If she wants to get rid of her baby — that’s her baby!”
  • Study: One Abortion Increases a Woman’s Death Risk 45%

    09/10/2012 3:55:34 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Life News ^ | September 10, 2012 | Amy Sobie
    A single induced abortion increases the risk of maternal death by 45 percent compared to women with no history of abortion, according to a new study of all women of reproductive age in Denmark over a 25 year period. In addition, each additional abortion is associated with an even higher death rate. Women who had two abortions were 114 percent more likely to die during the period examined, and women had three or more abortions had a 192 percent increased risk of death.Elevated rates of death were also observed among women who experienced miscarriages, ectopic pregnancies or other natural losses.Women...
  • Why Barack's Silence On Obamacare?

    09/10/2012 1:35:42 PM PDT · by South40 · 4 replies ^ | 9/10/2012 | Grace-Marie Turner
    Democrats came on strong in celebrating what they also now call “ObamaCare” during speeches at the beginning of their national convention in Charlotte, but enthusiasm waned as the week went on, with President Obama not even mentioning his signature legislative achievement during his acceptance speech on the final day. Apparently it is no longer such a “BFD” to Vice President Joe Biden either, since he also failed to mention the law. That is shocking, considering the incredible amount of political capital the White House expended to get the remarkably misnamed “Affordable Care Act” passed and considering the high price that...
  • Problems Solutions and Trade Offs II

    09/10/2012 3:13:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | September 10, 2012 | Mike Adams
    Most of my columns are meant to expose the hypocrisy of self-described liberals who have taken over our institutions of higher learning. However, on some occasions, I attempt to address misguided thinking among self-described conservatives. An example is my recent column “Romney and the Rapist,” which was described by many readers as either “weird” or “convoluted” or both. Those descriptions are indeed accurate and reflect the intention behind the controversial essay. It was my intention to write a column that would identify absurd arguments as a means of drawing out the flawed reasoning of those who would support Romney’s...
  • Dems Abortion Shift

    09/09/2012 5:21:31 PM PDT · by LisaFab · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | 9/9/12 | MARGARET CARLSON
    Last week, Democrats feasted on the extreme positions of Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri during the Republican National Convention. Yet Democrats have gone too far in the other direction, threatening their hold on the great American middle. Abortion is a more delicate subject than our fierce, partisan arguments would have it.
  • Cokie Roberts: 'This Democratic Convention Was Really Over the Top in Terms of Abortion'

    09/09/2012 4:29:37 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 9, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    "I think this Democratic Convention was really over the top in terms of abortion. Every single speaker talked about abortion. And you know at some point you start to alienate people." So astonishingly said ABC's Cokie Roberts on Sunday's This Week (video follows with transcript and commentary):
  • The DNC's "Abortion Convention"

    09/08/2012 5:48:29 PM PDT · by Wolf13 · 4 replies ^ | Gary Bauer
    The 2012 Democrat Convention turned into "The Abortion Convention"
  • Natalie Portman: We can help Obama win without ‘talking trash’

    09/08/2012 4:44:10 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 50 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 09/08/12 | Charlie Spiering
    “As a new mother – as all of you as mothers, its hard to hear, you know, the word ‘right to life.’ I think as our opponent because we all cherish life, we all love the miracle, the absolute wonder of what our bodies can do and what we are able to create, and we are lucky enough to be able to create as women.” Portman said. “But we also know that losing our right to choose means that we put our sisters in jeopardy,” she warned. “It doesn’t end abortion, it just ends freedom to abortion and safe abortion.”
  • How liberals see the world: If you are pro-life you are now a racist.

    09/08/2012 2:27:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    What Does The Prayer Really Say? ^ | 9/8/2012 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    If you are a liberal these days, you are losing most arguments that are based in facts. Liberals therefore are resorting to the ad hominem attack, which involves attacking the people they oppose instead of their positions.For example, I say “2+2=4″, to which a liberal responds “No, 2+2=5″. I demonstrate by handing her 2 $2 bills that 2+2=4 and ask her to explain how she can buy a $5 coffee at homosexual supporting Starbucks with just $4. She then explains “Shut up!”.  I then walk with her into the Starbucks and ask her to buy herself the $5 coffee with...
  • DOJ Argues against Religious Exemption from Obamacare Mandate

    09/08/2012 12:43:59 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 28 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Sep 2012 | John Semmens
    The Thomas More Law Center’s lawsuit on behalf of Legatus, the nation’s largest organization of top Catholic business leaders was sharply challenged by Department of Justice lawyers. The lawsuit is seeking a religious exemption from being required to fund the birth control and abortion services dictated by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. DOJ attorney, Stuart Delery argued that “the claimed freedom of religion infringement is without merit. The plaintiffs remain as free as ever to attend the church of their choice and to personally adhere to whatever dogma they choose to believe. What they are not free to...
  • VIDEO: Cardinal Dolan Prays for Respect of God's Institutions, Unborn at DNC Convention

    09/08/2012 12:32:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/07/2012 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York, delivered the closing prayer at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night in Charlotte, N.C, asking Americans to respect God's institutions, the dignity of life, and the basic liberties afforded to all. "Grant us the courage to defend it, life, without which no other rights are secure," Dolan prayed at the convention. "We ask your benediction on those waiting to be born, that they may be welcomed and protected." Related The Catholic Church has had a number of issues with President Barack Obama's administration this past year. Official Catholic teachings affirm the traditional...
  • Obama More Flexible on Medicare Than Rhetoric Suggests (Start of a VOUCHER PROGRAM ?)

    09/08/2012 9:37:24 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 6 replies
    NationalJournal ^ | September 8, 2012 | Margot Sanger-Katz
    In his convention speech in Charlotte, President Obama vowed to block the Republican Medicare reform plan because “no American should ever have to spend their golden years at the mercy of insurance companies.” But back in Washington, his Health and Human Services Department is launching a pilot program that would shift up to 2 million of the poorest and most-vulnerable seniors out of the federal Medicare program and into private health insurance plans overseen by the states. The administration has accepted applications from 18 states to participate in the program, which would give states money to purchase managed-care plans for...
  • Abortion Backers: Pro-Lifers Are Racist, Aborting Black Babies OK

    09/08/2012 7:02:42 AM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Life News ^ | September 7, 2012 | Cassy Fiano
    What does racism have to do with being pro-life? Well, for many pro-abortion fanatics, it has everything to do with it. To them, minorities having more children and less abortions is a bad thing and racist.It’s not racist, however, to target them for abortions. Mention that an overwhelming majority of abortion clinics are in urban neighborhoods, or that black women get a disproportionately higher number of abortions, and you’re racist. Show documented examples of racism at Planned Parenthood, and you’re racist.Say you want to abort black babies because they’re ugly and will grow up to be murderers, however, and there’s...
  • When even the media thinks the Democratic Convention is an ‘abortion-palooza,’ you know it’s bad

    09/08/2012 6:22:55 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 7, 2012 | Jill Stanek
    When even liberals and the mainstream media think the Democratic National Convention has turned into an abortion-palooza, it must really be blatant. Apparently even ideologically aligned reporters have their breaking point on abortion promotion. To wit… Pro-abortion New York Times columnist David Brooks, after Day 1: The one cavil I will have … is this speech has – [it] reinforces something we’ve heard all night, which was how much the crowd goes crazy and how passionate they are about abortion and gay marriage and the social issues. And tonight has been about that. And to me it should have...
  • An Ugly, Up-Close Look at the Dems

    09/08/2012 5:46:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | September 8, 2012 | Kathryn Lopez
    Michelle Obama, in her speech to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte last week, explained that her husband "believes that women are more than capable of making our own choices about our bodies and our health care." If you're anything like me, you would like to believe the first lady on general principle. "Just say no to drugs"; "Read"; "Exercise": These are good messages that have come from first ladies, including this one. Life is more complicated than simple slogans, however, and in this particular narrative, she was putting a spin on the redefining of religious liberty that's occurred under...
  • Democrats Tweet F-Bombs to Cardinal Dolan After Pro-Life Prayer

    09/07/2012 4:58:54 PM PDT · by Coleus · 46 replies
    Life News ^ | 09 .07.12 | Steven Ertelt
    Democrats were not too happy that Timothy Cardinal Dolan admonished them about respecting human life and religious liberty during his closing benediction at the Democratic National Convention. On Twitter, hundreds of liberals vented their frustration with the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Below are a handful of the samples of F-bombs liberals dropped on the Catholic cardinal during and after his benediction. “Grant us the courage to defend life…waiting to be born, welcomed & protected,” he said, excoriating Democrats to support religious liberty as well in light of the controversial Obama HHS mandate that Catholics and pro-life...
  • Obama Admin Concedes Planned Parenthood Doesn’t Do Mammograms

    09/07/2012 4:27:58 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/7/12 | Casey Mattox
    A deliberate effort is underway to rebrand Planned Parenthood as an integral provider of healthcare services, without which untold millions of women would lack basic medical care, or so the story goes. Thus, whenever any effort is made to cut off funding for the nation’s largest abortion provider and stalwart financier of leftist politicians, we’re told there is a “war on women.” But it’s not a “war on women” when a state simply places a higher priority on funds for true health services that Planned Parenthood doesn’t perform Take, for example, mammograms. Yes, mammograms. Perhaps there is no greater falsehood...
  • O'Reilly 'Stunned' At Caroline Kennedy's 'Catholic Woman' Abortion Remarks

    09/07/2012 1:01:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 77 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 7, 2012 | Tim Graham
    The O’Reilly Factor began last night by broadcasting the convention speech of Caroline Kennedy, who came out and declared “As a Catholic woman,” she supports Obama because “Now isn’t the time to roll back the rights we were winning when my father was president.” As if Roe vs. Wade was decided in 1963? O’Reilly was blunt. “I have to tell you, I am stunned. I am stunned right now at what she just said as a Catholic woman and then she went on to object to 40 states implementing restrictions on abortion like a 24-hour waiting period.” O’Reilly said  it...