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  • MEDIA BIAS: Baby Bumps? Why Not “Fetus Bumps”?

    09/22/2012 3:19:53 AM PDT · by rhema · 7 replies
    LiveAction.org ^ | 9/14/12 | Kristi Burton Brown
    Or tissue bumps, for that matter? Or even pregnancy bumps? It is telling that the American media continually refers to famous people’s unborn babies as just that - babies. But when these same media outlets discuss abortion or pro-life legislation, it’s all about the fetus. When the media wants everyday citizens to identify with and love celebrities, it proclaims glad news about unborn babies and baby bumps. After all, even our liberal media knows that people – most of us, anyway – love babies. But when the media wants us to keep abortion legal, they resort to references, names, and...
  • On outlawing abortion, contraception, and sodomy

    09/21/2012 5:54:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Renew America ^ | 9/21/2012 | Matt C. Abbott
    I posed the following question to Father John Trigilio Jr., president of the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy, author, and my column's resident theologian: Is it consonant with Catholic teaching to call for the government to outlaw abortion, contraception and sodomy (which, of course, includes same-sex 'marriage')? Father's excellent response (slightly edited) is as follows. The civil government has the authority and the obligation to enact laws prohibiting abortion, contraception and sodomy as these are harmful to the individual as well as to society. Government — be it a democratic republic, monarchy, and so on — exists for one purpose: to...
  • The 2012 Berlin March for Life

    09/21/2012 8:31:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    On September 22, 2012, many people from all over Germany and other European countries will gather for the annual march for life, a pro-life event to remember the aborted children and the unnumerous women, men, and families who suffer from an abortion. With the Berlin march for life, we call the German socitey and politics to take action to really prevent and avoid abortion and to better help unplanned pregnant parents in need. We are also deeply concerned about the silent increase of acceptance of euthanasia in Europe, as it is already being practiced again in some countries. The march...
  • Obama's Machiavellian Tricks and the Big Lie About Taxing the Middle Class

    09/21/2012 6:09:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2012 | Donald Lambro
    President Obama's entire campaign strategy is based on an age-old political trick that he can overcome his weakness on the economy by changing the subject. His strategists concluded more than a year ago that he was unlikely to win a second term based on his promise to restore the economy to full health and put tens of millions of long unemployed Americans back work. So they fashioned a divisive campaign that was heavily focused on single issue voters -- women, for one, and the large Hispanic vote, for another -- in a handful of critical battleground states he needs to...
  • As Mr. Obama's World Turns

    09/21/2012 4:59:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 20, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    It's been twenty years since Vice President Dan Quayle left town. He was hooted and booted out of office. The press had a field day with his misspelling of "potatoe," or rather, potato. What a dunce, they wrote. Of course, that is standard treatment for conservatives, Christians, or anyone else who doesn't go along with the right thinking, which is to say, the left thinking legions of progressivism. No sooner had the former vice president left Washington for the greener golf courses of Arizona than social scientist Barbara Dafoe Whitehead took to the pages of The Atlantic. In April, 1993,...
  • Hobby shop chain faces backlash for stance against ObamaCare

    09/20/2012 11:58:42 AM PDT · by Ron H. · 4 replies
    FoxNEWS ^ | Sept 20, 2012 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A Christian-owned chain of hobby shops is facing a bitter backlash after suing the Obama administration over new requirements to provide insured employees with contraceptive and abortion coverage. .....
  • Justin Bieber’s mom says she rejected abortion (of pop star son) despite pressure

    09/19/2012 2:34:42 PM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 19, 2012 | JOHANNA DASTEEL
    Justin Bieber with his mom, Pattie Mallette September 18, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a recent interview with Kathie Lee Gifford for NBC’s TODAY show, Justin Bieber’s mom, Pattie Mallette, talked about the pressure she suffered to abort her famous pop-star son. A victim of childhood sexual abuse, Pattie engaged in drinking, drugs and sex at a young age, ultimately finding herself pregnant at the age of seventeen.  Even though she was encouraged to abort, she told Kathie Lee, “I just knew I couldn’t. I just knew I couldn’t. I just know I had to keep him.” “I didn’t know how...
  • New York City: Soft Drinks Bad, Late-Term Abortions Okay

    09/19/2012 8:19:41 AM PDT · by rhema · 9 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 9/18/12 | Susan Michelle Tyrrell
    New York City has two endangered species: Soda and babies. Unfortunately the city cares more about the soft drink than the human life Last week the city passed a measure that would make a large Coke at McDonald’s illegal but it’s still legal to kill 40% of the pre-born babies in the same city. Need a visual? This is illegal: This is legal: New York City has an abortion rate almost double of the national average of 23%–and even higher in some demographics. In the city, more African-American babies are killed than are born. A recent report shows the city’s...
  • 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 (Mercatornet.com) - 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...