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  • Calif. enacts law allowing unlicensed individuals to perform abortions

    09/25/2012 8:40:01 PM PDT · by massmike · 39 replies
    http://redalertpolitics.com ^ | 09/25/2012 | John Rossomando
    A new California law could expose young women who have abortions to additional safety risks because it allows unlicensed individuals to perform abortions under certain circumstances, according to pro-life advocates. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill into law over the weekend permitting nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants and midwives to perform abortions due to what Democrats see as a shortage of available doctors.
  • Welcome to 40 Days for Life: September 26 - November 4, 2012

    09/25/2012 6:59:18 PM PDT · by Salvation · 140 replies
    40DaysforLife.com ^ | 09-25-12 | 40DaysforLife.com
    40 Days for Life opens September 26 in 316 locations   It's official! This 40 Days for Life campaign will be a record-setter! The campaign, from September 26 - November 4, will be the largest and longest internationally coordinated pro-life mobilization in history ... and you can help save lives by getting involved TODAY! Here's a quick rundown: 316 locations -- the most ever! 49 US states -- plus Washington, DC 7 Canadian provinces Australia, England, Spain and -- for the first time -- Uganda Many NEW cities ... 46 first-time campaigns The full list of locations for the...
  • Cardinal Dolan Slams Giving Morning After Pills to 14-Year-Olds

    09/25/2012 2:08:24 PM PDT · by NYer · 89 replies
    Life News ^ | September 25, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    Cardinal Dolan, the head of the U.S Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Archdiocese of New York, is slamming a program that will give morning after pills to girls in NYC schools as young as 14-years-old.The New York City Department of Education is furnishing morning-after pills and other birth control drugs to students at 13 city high schools and without parental permission. School nurses supplied with the drugs, which can cause a very early abortion, are dispensing “Plan B” and other oral or injectable birth control to girls as young as 14 without telling their parents — unless the parents...
  • NYC schools give out morning-after pills to students — without telling parents

    09/23/2012 7:22:49 AM PDT · by delcopatriot · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 24, 2012 | SUSAN EDELMAN and CYNTHIA R. FAGEN
    EXCLUSIVE The Department of Education is giving morning-after pills and other birth-control drugs to students at 13 high schools, The Post has learned. School nurse offices stocked with the contraceptives can dispense “Plan B” emergency contraception and other oral or injectable birth control to girls without telling their parents — unless parents opt out after getting a school informational letter about the new program. CATCH — Connecting Adolescents To Comprehensive Health — is part of a citywide attack against the epidemic of teen pregnancy, which spurs many girls — most of them poor — to drop out of school. Helayne...
  • Voting Guide for Serious Catholics-Final?

    09/25/2012 10:17:05 AM PDT · by pgyanke · 10 replies
    Vanity | 9/25/2012 | pgyanke
    In recent election cycles, our politicians have catered to favored minority groups based on race, ethnicity, gender, social class and sexual orientation. The one group neglected in this narrative is Christians (in general) and Catholics (in particular). By most estimates, the homosexual population is approximately 2% of the total. Yet our politicians are in competition with one another in courting their vote. Why don't the politicians speak of a Christian agenda when Christians comprise 85% of the population? Perhaps there are too many denominations to see them as a single group. Why, then, ignore the Catholics who number nearly 25%...
  • Notre Dame invites President Obama to speak again

    09/25/2012 9:53:50 AM PDT · by Yossarian · 19 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 9/25/2012 | CARDINAL NEWMAN SOCIETY
    September 25, 2012 (CNS) - Despite Catholic outrage over the University of Notre Dame’s 2009 invitation to President Barack Obama to address its graduates, the University has again invited the President to speak on campus as a candidate for reelection. From the Notre Dame news release: The University of Notre Dame’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., and student body president Brett Rocheleau have joined in inviting both President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Gov. Mitt Romney to speak at the University during the fall election campaign. Continuing a long-standing tradition, Father Jenkins and Rocheleau addressed letters to each...
  • Fordham University Allows Pro-Abortion Student Group with Ties to Planned Parenthood

    09/25/2012 9:21:45 AM PDT · by concernedAmerican1 · 4 replies
    TFP Student Action ^ | 09-25-12 | TFP
    Although the sin of abortion is perhaps the greatest injustice of our time, Catholic Fordham University in New York recognizes a pro-abortion advocacy group called “Law Students for Reproductive Justice.” However, more than just advocating abortion on a remote web site, Law Students for Reproductive Justice openly promotes the culture of death.   SIGN YOUR PROTEST HERE According to Fordham’s official web site entry, for instance, the group takes part in “an ongoing escort program in partnership with Planned Parenthood.” Other activities include: “a research partnership with local pro-choice legal organizations,” and “brownbags with reproductive rights activists.” It is incomprehensible...
  • Child abuse victim settles case against Planned Parenthood

    09/24/2012 9:03:04 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 5 replies
    OneNewsNow.com ^ | 9/24/2012 | Charlie Butts
    After a seven-year battle, a victim of child abuse in Ohio has settled a lawsuit against Planned Parenthood. The lawsuit, supported by Life Legal Defense Foundation, lodged multiple charges against the Planned Parenthood facility, including failure to report incestuous statutory rape and sexual abuse of a minor. Dana Cody heads the Foundation.
  • Most Recent Column from Fr. Rutler (9-23-2012)

    09/24/2012 6:42:53 AM PDT · by frogjerk · 6 replies
    Church of Our Savior ^ | 9-23-2012 | The Rev. George William Rutler, S.T.D.
    Most Recent Column from Fr. Rutler September 23, 2012 Pope Benedict XVI was in Lebanon last week where the principal Catholic rite, the Maronite, traces its roots to Saint Maroun, who in the fourth century was a friend of Saint John Chrysostom. The Holy Father spoke to people who “know all too well the tragedy of conflict and . . . the cry of the widow and the orphan.” Like Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, the Pope linked violence to contempt for the right to life: “The effectiveness of our commitment to peace depends on our understanding of human life.” The...
  • The future of the pro-life cause

    09/23/2012 6:36:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Arlington Catholic Herald ^ | 9/19/2012 | George Weigel
    “It’s the economy, stupid.” — James Carville’s memorable note-to-self during the 1992 presidential race — will be the determining factor in the 2012 campaign, according to the common wisdom. That may be true. But as Catholics consider their responsibilities between now and Nov. 6, it would be good to remember that the future of the pro-life cause in America is also at stake. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 79. Justices Antonin Scalia and Anthony Kennedy are 76. Justice Stephen Breyer is 74. The president elected in November likely will appoint two Supreme Court justices and may appoint as...
  • Voting Guide for Serious Catholics (or any Christian)

    09/22/2012 8:02:01 PM PDT · by pgyanke · 48 replies
    Vanity | 9/22/2012 | pgyanke
    The Five Non-Negotiable Issues for Serious Catholics"The common outcry, which is justly made on behalf of human rights--for example, the right to health, to home, to work, to family, to culture--is false and illusory if the right to life, the most basic and fundamental right and the condition for all other personal rights, is not defended with maximum determination" -- Pope John Paul II, "Christifideles Laici" According to Catholic theologians, five moral issues are intrinsically evil and must never be promoted by law. Intrinsically evil actions fundamentally conflict with the moral law and can never be performed under any circumstances....
  • Rape survivors: Our ‘needs are not met’ because people ‘assume abortion will solve the problem’

    09/22/2012 1:10:28 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/21/12 | Peter Saunders
    I was interested to see published this week a statement from the Ad Hoc Committee of Women Pregnant by Sexual Assault (WPSA). This group was formed eight years ago to petition the U.S. Congress to hold hearings on the issue of abortion in cases of pregnancy resulting from rape or incest. So far, however, this petition has not been heard by political leaders on either side of the aisle, or by most in the pro-choice or pro-life communities. The full statement from WPSA is available on the Elliot Institute website. Here are some excerpts: Many people have strong opinions about...
  • 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...
  • Autopsy Proves Planned Parenthood Killed Woman in Botched Abortion

    09/12/2012 9:07:22 PM PDT · by kathsua · 39 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 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
    CatholicVote.org ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 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
    LiveAction.org | 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...