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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...