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  • Poll defies narrative, shows most Americans favor GOP plan to defund Planned Parenthood

    12/13/2015 1:38:32 AM PST · by Zakeet · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 12, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    A little-noticed poll is challenging the widely touted narrative that most Americans oppose GOP efforts to defund Planned Parenthood. The nationwide poll conducted by the Robert Morris University Polling Institute found that 53.3 percent of those surveyed support moving federal funding from Planned Parenthood to community clinics that do not offer abortions, while 31.5 percent are opposed. One of Planned Parenthood’s top talking points is that polls have shown that most Americans disagree with recent Republican defunding efforts. So what accounts for the difference? The key lies in the wording of the question, the pollster said. While previous surveys have...
  • Study: 100,000 Texas women have tried to self-induce abortion

    11/19/2015 1:57:02 PM PST · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 19, 2015 | Ashley Welch
    An estimated 100,000 to 240,000 women of reproductive age in Texas have attempted a self-induced abortion at some point in their lives, according to a new study. Researchers from the Texas Policy Evaluation Project (TxPEP), who conducted the study at the University of Texas, surveyed 779 women ages 18 to 49 from across the state. Of these women, 1.7 percent reported ever having attempted to end a pregnancy on their own without medical assistance. When asked about their best friends, 4.7 percent of the participants said they were either sure or suspected the friend had tried a self-induced abortion. The...
  • The tragic life of 'Baby Doe' Bella Bond laid bare: Conceived in a tent at Occupy Boston ..

    09/19/2015 1:41:45 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | September 19, 2015 | Myriah Towner
    Complete Headline: The tragic life of 'Baby Doe' Bella Bond laid bare: Conceived in a tent at Occupy Boston, kept secret from her addict mom's family and 'punched until she died by a step-dad convinced she was possessed' Bella Bond was punched in the stomach by her mother's boyfriend until she died, her mother has told investigators, claiming the man thought the two-year-old was 'possessed by demons'. Rachelle Bond, 40, of the Boston neighborhood Mattapan made the allegations against 35-year-old Michael McCarthy as she spoke to investigators about the murder case involving her daughter who became known as 'Baby Doe'...
  • Elizabeth Warren to Ted Cruz: You want a fight over Planned Parenthood? Bring it on

    09/14/2015 11:31:11 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | September 14, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    Liberal firebrand Elizabeth Warren took to Ted Cruz‘s home turf Sunday to taunt her U.S. Senate colleague over his high-stakes crusade against Planned Parenthood. “We will not let Ted Cruz shut down this government over Planned Parenthood! He wants a fight over Planned Parenthood? My answer is, ‘Bring it on, Ted!’” Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, said during a speech in Austin, drawing loud applause.
  • Democrats Launch Attack on Crisis Pregnancy Centers

    08/28/2015 3:07:12 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 9 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | August 26, 2015 | Jeryl Bier
    In apparent retaliation for Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush's statements critical of Planned Parenthood, the Democratic party has launched an attack on crisis pregnancy centers. A blog post on said that crisis pregnancy centers "have zero understanding of what women’s health care is." The criticism of the centers was not simply incidental to the attack on Bush; the Democrats devote an entire paragraph to undermining the credibility of pro-life groups that seek to offer pregnant women alternatives to abortion
  • WaPo Editorial: Republicans should stop wasting time attacking Planned Parenthood

    08/26/2015 3:56:44 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 25, 2015
    THE ANTIABORTION movement seems to have gained new momentum. Thousands of protesters rallied outside Planned Parenthood clinics over the weekend. Republicans in Congress and on the presidential campaign trail are demanding a crackdown on the organization. Several Republican governors have moved to cut off funds, including Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, a state with just two Planned Parenthood clinics that don’t even perform abortions. Energizing the fight, which threatens to complicate this fall’s federal budget negotiations and could lead to a government shutdown, are notorious sting videos from the so-called Center for Medical Progress targeting Planned Parenthood officials. [Snip] The...
  • Planned Parenthood Clinic Cut Through Dead Baby’s Face to Get His Intact Brain

    08/19/2015 6:37:30 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    Brietbart ^ | August 19, 2015 | Austin Ruse
    In the latest video produced by the Center for Medical Progress, Holly O’Donnell describes a medical technician using scissors to cut through the face of a newly aborted but nearly fully developed baby boy at a Planned Parenthood facility so that his intact brain could be extracted. O’Donnell says that the technician could also make the boy’s heart beat.
  • Medical Researchers Say Fetal Tissue Remains Essential

    08/11/2015 1:36:59 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 11, 2015 | Collin Binkley and Carla K. Johnson
    The furor on Capitol Hill over Planned Parenthood has stoked a debate about the use of tissue from aborted fetuses in medical research, but U.S. scientists have been using such cells for decades to develop vaccines and seek treatments for a host of ailments, from vision loss and neurological disorders to cancer and AIDS. Anti-abortion activists set off the uproar by releasing undercover videos of Planned Parenthood officials that raised questions of whether the organization was profiting from the sale of fetal tissue. Planned Parenthood has denied making any profit and said it charges fees solely to cover its costs....
  • 5th Shocking Video Catches Planned Parenthood Official Selling “Fully Intact” Aborted Babies

    08/04/2015 9:35:18 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    Life News ^ | August 4, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    The pro-life advocates behind the four shocking videos exposing Planned Parenthood selling the body parts of aborted babies for research have released a 5th video today that catches a Planned Parenthood official discussing how the abortion business sells “fully intact” aborted babies. The video, which follows Senate Democrats defeating a bill to de-fund Planned Parenthood, makes it appear the Planned Parenthood abortion business may be selling the “fully intact” bodies of unborn babies purposefully born alive and left to die. [Snip] In the video, actors posing as representatives from a human biologics company meet with Farrell at the abortion-clinic...
  • GRAPHIC: Planned Parenthood Workers Laugh Sorting ‘5-Star’ Baby Parts, Try Not to ‘Smush’ Them

    07/30/2015 12:57:29 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 76 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 30, 2015 | Katie Yoder
    The latest video exposing the trafficking of aborted babies by Planned Parenthood showed workers casually laughing over and probing at pieces of a “baby” and “another boy.” The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) released a fourth investigative video July 30 showing Planned Parenthood executive, Dr. Savita Ginde, bartering over baby part pricing while admitting that the chances of providing intact organs are better if a woman “delivers before we get to see them.” The video showed Planned Parenthood workers laughing over “five-star” baby parts while trying not to “smush” them. [Snip] But more horrific part of the video came towards...
  • Time to Defund Planned Parenthood's Body Shop

    07/17/2015 6:01:25 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/17/15 | Daniel John Sobieski
    If Kermit Gosnell and Margaret Sanger had a love child, it might be Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood’s Senior Director of Medical Services, who, in an undercover video released Tuesday, appears to be calmly brokering the sale of body parts as if she were negotiating over lawn furniture at a garage sale. In one disturbing video and its appalling transcript, made by the non-profit group Center for Medical Progress, which describes itself as “dedicated to monitoring and reporting on medical ethics and advances”, it is made clear that the alleged noble crusade against unwanted children is a fraud, and that...
  • Planned Parenthood Partner Offered Bulk Discounts On Aborted Baby Parts

    07/16/2015 7:24:53 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 15, 2015 | Sean Davis
    StemExpress, the California-based company that serves as a middleman between Planned Parenthood and the organizations that seek body parts harvested from aborted babies, once advertised bulk discounts for baby organs and body parts. A screencap taken from a StemExpress page listing fetal liver products shows that the company openly boasted of bulk buying discounts available to new customers. “Become a StemExpress customer today to receive 25% off your first order up to $1,000!” blasted an archived web page from 2012.
  • Planned Parenthood performed 327K abortions in fiscal 2014: ‘We’ve come a long way’

    01/01/2015 1:13:03 PM PST · by Zakeet · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 1, 2015 | Douglas Ernst
    Planned Parenthood’s fiscal 2014 report puts the number of abortions the organization performed at 327,653. “We’ve come a long way since Margaret Sanger was jailed in 1916 for opening America’s very first birth control clinic,” the report states before thanking the organization’s advocates for their support.
  • Freezing Tiny Human Beings

    06/18/2014 2:05:25 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | June 18, 2014 | ARLAND K. NICHOLS
    Karla and Jacob began dating in 2009 when they were 42 and 32 years old, respectively. After Karla was diagnosed with lymphoma, and “despite neither of them thinking the relationship had long-term prospects,” both agreed to have human embryos created from their gametes. These were frozen for later use because treatment would, unfortunately, destroy Karla’s fertility. Their relationship was short-lived, yet, Karla’s only chance of giving birth to her own genetic children remained the use of the frozen progeny resulting from this relationship.Jacob objected and the two went to court. This May, the Illinois judge ruled that Karla can...
  • Satanists seek religious exemption to pro-life laws, call gay unions their ‘sacrament’

    06/10/2014 4:59:00 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 23 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6-10-14 | Ben Johnson
    Whenever the American people try to curtail abortion or maintain marriage laws, the followers of Satan will be there to fight back, promises the national spokesman for the Satanic Temple. “Lucien Greaves” told Detroit's Metro Times that he would like to help women avoid complying with pro-life laws by saying abortion restrictions violate their Satanic religious beliefs. He added that gay “marriage” is a Satanic “sacrament.” He said Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, a Republican from the party's moderate business wing, “has been trying to make it untenable for women to terminate a pregnancy.” A bill that Snyder signed – which...
  • After-birth abortion: why should the baby live? [2012 peer reviewed article]

    02/23/2014 5:56:28 PM PST · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Journal of Medical Ethics / British Medical Journal ^ | March, 2012 | Alberto Giubilini, Francesca Minerva
    Abstract Abortion is largely accepted even for reasons that do not have anything to do with the fetus' health. By showing that (1) both fetuses and newborns do not have the same moral status as actual persons, (2) the fact that both are potential persons is morally irrelevant and (3) adoption is not always in the best interest of actual people, the authors argue that what we call ‘after-birth abortion’ (killing a newborn) should be permissible in all the cases where abortion is, including cases where the newborn is not disabled. Previous SectionNext Section Introduction Severe abnormalities of the fetus...
  • Police: Shootings of Brunswick mother, son were random (update)

    03/27/2013 12:29:29 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 57 replies ^ | 3/27/2013
    The shootings of a Brunswick mother and her 1-year-old son last week in which the boy was killed were random, Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering said at a news conference Wednesday. De'Marquise Elkins, 17, and Dominique Lang, 15, were each indicted Wednesday on a count of first-degree murder in the killing of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago. Doering said it had been a judgment call about releasing the information that the location and victims of the shootings were random, but he said investigators are now comfortable in revealing that.
  • Dumb and Dumber

    08/21/2012 6:55:36 PM PDT · by edboock · 53 replies
    Ed Boock | 8/21/2012 | edboock
    To All: The events of the last 24 hours illustrate why I'm not a Republican. I'm tired of being expected to defend the indefensible and stupid actions of Republicans. I'm somebody totally different. I'm an Independent Conservative. I don't shoot myself in the foot, head, butt, or leg on purpose. With Rep. Todd Akin saying something totally insane and suicidal politically, the RNC Platform committee backs him up with the most egregious plank I can think of. Ryan and Romney, it can be argued, agree with Akin and the RNC platform. Very easy to demagogue and to change the subject...
  • Chicago woman dies after having abortion

    07/23/2012 12:04:10 AM PDT · by JimWayne · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 23, 2012 | Erin Meyer
    The pregnancy and abortion, which she received at Planned Parenthood's clinic at 18 S. Michigan Ave. were listed as contributing factors in her death.
  • Killing babies no different from abortion, experts say

    02/29/2012 12:04:23 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 37 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 29 Feb 2012 | Stephen Adams
    Parents should be allowed to have their newborn babies killed because they are “morally irrelevant” and ending their lives is no different to abortion, a group of medical ethicists linked to Oxford University has argued. The article, published in the Journal of Medical Ethics, says newborn babies are not “actual persons” and do not have a “moral right to life”. The academics also argue that parents should be able to have their baby killed if it turns out to be disabled when it is born. The journal’s editor, Prof Julian Savulescu, director of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics,...
  • In Virginia, we can do better than George Allen with Jaime Radtke (Allen link to Planned Parenthood)

    11/05/2011 2:19:16 PM PDT · by JimWayne · 12 replies
    Red State ^ | 10/11/11
    Allen’s own wife and family have donated money to Planned Parenthood in the past. In 2000, Allen responded to a questionnaire, saying that abortion should be legal prior to viability. The Republican National Coalition for Life said Allen’s view, “…can only be described as pro-choice, not pro-life.” Again, it’s not that Allen is crazy for abortion, but he is not one of us on life.
  • A Message from Debbie Blabbermouth Schultz.

    09/13/2011 1:40:18 PM PDT · by ROCKLOBSTER · 26 replies
    Democrat National Committee ^ | 09/6/11 | Debbie Wasserman Schultz
    Friend -- One year from today, Democrats from across the country will meet in Charlotte, North Carolina to renominate Barack Obama for President. The 2012 Convention will be different from any that came before it. We believe this should be an event not just for the thousands who will attend but for the millions whose values it will reflect -- making supporters across the country feel closely tied to what is happening in Charlotte and giving you unprecedented access to the nominating process. That's why we're asking you to sign up to get updates from the 2012 Democratic Convention. If...
  • The New Abortion Providers: effort to integrate abortion into a seamless part of health care.

    07/18/2010 7:51:21 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | Published: July 12, 2010 | By EMILY BAZELON
    Most hospitals and doctor’s offices do dozens or at the most hundreds of abortions a year. High-volume clinics do thousands....Given the importance of the clinics, many abortion-rights physicians would like to pull them into the medical-school orbit. At the moment, universities tend to keep clinics at arm’s length. If they send residents for training, it’s sometimes for an off-site rotation that the medical-school faculty does not supervise. But the relationship can be closer.
  • Obama lied, babies died

    07/18/2010 4:02:59 AM PDT · by Scanian · 16 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | July 18, 2010 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    It's hard to comprehend that intelligent people believe Obama speaks the truth. A simple question: If an individual encourages coldly tossing a barely breathing infant into a laundry room to die and uses the upholding of the original intent to kill the baby as an excuse, is it logical to assume such a person has a high regard for truth? Barack Obama supports killing the unborn and if by chance the infant should happen to "burden the original decision of the woman and the physician to induce labor and perform an abortion" by refusing to die, Barry disagrees with providing...
  • Angie Jackson live-tweets her abortion to 'demystify' procedure, receives death threats

    02/26/2010 10:27:07 AM PST · by Zakeet · 47 replies · 1,287+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | February 25, 2010 | Patty Lee
    Angie Jackson has taken micro-blogging to a whole new level. In an attempt to “demystify” abortion, the 27-year-old shared her experience on Twitter, YouTube and her personal blog. “I’m doing this so other women know, ‘Hey, it’s not nearly as terrifying as I had myself worked up thinking it was.’ It’s just not that bad,” Jackson said on her YouTube video. Her ordeal began on February 13, when she discovered that her IUD, a contraceptive device placed in the uterus, failed. Jackson, a mother of a four-year-old son with special needs, decided to terminate the pregnancy. "I had made...
  • Schools let students seek secret abortions

    11/19/2009 6:57:51 AM PST · by honestabe010 · 33 replies · 1,060+ views
    WND via The Woodward Report ^ | November 18, 2009 | Chelsea Schilling
    A 12-year-old girl is prohibited from bringing aspirin to California public schools without a note from her mother or father – but in many California districts she may sign herself out of classes, leave her junior-high campus without parental permission, secretly have an abortion and return to school before the end of the day – and her own family may be none the wiser. Parents and educators across the state have been in heated debate over school policies allowing children to be excused during class time without parental notification for "confidential medical services" such as abortions, birth control, and drug...
  • The anti-choice :Our view: Women's reproductive rights come under assault on Capitol Hill

    11/11/2009 6:54:54 AM PST · by sickoflibs · 34 replies · 822+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | November 10, 2009 | Home>News>our View
    House Democrats ought to be embarrassed by the anti- abortion amendment grafted over the weekend to their landmark health care legislation. As ugly as the health care debate has gotten, the last thing the women of this country likely expected was that a Democrat-controlled Congress would want to limit their ability to purchase health insurance plans that cover abortion. But that's exactly what happened when the House adopted the last-minute anti-choice amendment. It goes far beyond the established practice of banning Medicaid funding for abortion and makes it difficult for anyone buying insurance with any form of government assistance to...
  • Oklahoma abortion law overturned (Required women to view ultrasound of baby before killing it)

    08/19/2009 3:35:44 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 38 replies · 2,277+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 19, 2009
    An Oklahoma judge on Tuesday overturned a state law that required women seeking an abortion to receive an ultrasound and a doctor's description of the fetus. Oklahoma County District Judge Vicki Robertson said the law violated constitutional requirements that a legislative measure deal only with one subject. She did not rule on the validity of the ultrasound provisions. Her ruling also overturned provisions in the law that allowed doctors and other healthcare providers to refuse to take part in an abortion for moral or religious reasons, required certain signs to be placed in clinics where abortions are performed, and prohibited...
  • Mom told police she killed newborn

    07/27/2009 6:20:59 PM PDT · by shadeaud · 17 replies · 618+ views
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 7/27/09 | E.R.Moravac/Michelle Mondo
    In what police describe as one of the most gruesome crimes against a child in recent memory, an infant boy was stabbed, decapitated and mutilated early Sunday. His 33-year-old mother claimed responsibility, police said. Otty Sanchez told police that she was “hearing voices” and that the devil made her kill Scott Wesley Buchholtz Sanchez, to whom she gave birth on June 30, San Antonio police spokesman Joe Rios said. Sanchez used a steak knife to repeatedly stab the nearly 4-week-old baby, then decapitate and mutilate him, Rios said. A police source said the baby was skinned and gutted.
  • 'BOY BLUNDER' GENDER TEST (home baby-sex test to be used before abortion cut-off date inaccurate)

    06/16/2009 12:40:36 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 37 replies · 1,730+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 16, 2009 | DAREH GREGORIAN
    it's a boy! Or a girl! A group of New York moms has filed suit against the makers of a "99.9-percent accurate" baby-gender test, claiming the results they got were 100 percent wrong. The product was advertised as "infallibly accurate in foretelling the gender of a healthy baby," and its Web site said the "prediction of your baby's gender is unmistakably correct or we will double your money back." The Baby Gender Mentor is touted as allowing women as little as five weeks pregnant to tell if they're expecting a boy or a girl, the suit says. That's nine to...
  • THIS CATHOLIC'S VIEW: He Came, He Spoke, He Conquered (Mega Barf Alert)

    05/18/2009 9:49:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 75 replies · 1,602+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 18, 2009 | Thomas J. Reese, S.J.
    President Obama's reception at Notre Dame showed once again that a new generation of Americans, including Catholics, is looking for a different kind of leader, not one who speaks down to his audience, demands strict loyalty and demonizes opponents, but one who addresses complexity with honesty, acknowledges disagreements and tries to bring people together for the common good. President Obama showed himself to be respectful of Catholic views, of Catholic institutions like Notre Dame and of Catholic leaders like Notre Dame's former president, Father Ted Hesburgh, and Chicago's former archbishop, Cardinal Joseph Bernardin. In his speech, he praised Notre Dame...
  • Conciliatory Fighting Words

    05/18/2009 6:36:38 AM PDT · by steve-b · 38 replies · 1,187+ views
    Washington Post ^ | E. J. Dionne
    Facing down protesters who didn't want him at Notre Dame, President Obama fought back not with harsh words but with the most devastating weapons in his political arsenal: a call for "open hearts," "open minds," "fair-minded words" and a search for "common ground." There were many messages sent from South Bend. Obama's opponents seek to reignite the culture wars. He doesn't. They would reduce religious faith to a narrow set of issues. He refused to join them. They often see theological arguments as leading to certainty. He opted for humility. He did all this without skirting the abortion question and...
  • Obama White House Urges Tax-Funded Abortion-on-Demand in D.C.

    05/08/2009 8:21:00 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 191 replies · 7,029+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/8/09 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, D.C., May 8, 2009 ( - President Obama's budget recommendations unveiled yesterday are being criticized by the National Right to Life Committee for recommending the re-introduction of taxpayer-funded abortion in Washington, D.C. The White House submission urges the House and Senate to repeal a law known as the Dornan Amendment that prevents tax-funded abortion, except for cases of rape, incest, or threat to the mother's life, in the District of Columbia for several years. Because Congress holds legislative authority over the District of Columbia, the district's budget must be appropriated by Congress through an annual appropriations bill. The White...
  • Clinton to appear at Planned Parenthood event (will receive Margaret Sanger award)

    03/27/2009 5:36:03 PM PDT · by chase19 · 30 replies · 593+ views
    Ben Smiths Blog at Politico ^ | March 25, 2009 | Ben Smith
    Clinton to appear at Planned Parenthood event Doing a rare domestic political event, and continuing the Obama administration's forceful, if understated alliance with abortion-rights groups, Hillary Clinton will receive an award from Planned Parenthood Friday night in Houston, the group says. "The 2009 Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) Margaret Sanger Award, the organization’s highest honor, will be presented to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who has been a champion of women’s health and rights throughout her public service career," according to the release. Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards is an old Clinton ally, and women's health was...
  • Pastor Sentenced for Oakland Abortion Protest

    02/19/2009 11:50:32 PM PST · by Marie2 · 22 replies · 1,536+ views
    SF Gate ^ | 2/19/09 | Henry K. Lee
    A pastor at a Berkeley church was sentenced Thursday to three years' probation and fined $1,000 after becoming the first person convicted under an Oakland ordinance barring protesters from coming within 8 feet of anyone entering an abortion clinic. Walter Hoye could have faced up to two years in jail after a jury convicted him last month of two misdemeanor counts of unlawfully approaching patients at the Family Planning Specialists Medical Group at Second and Webster streets. The case was an emotional one, and pro-choice and anti-abortion advocates jammed the Oakland courtroom for the sentencing hearing. Dozens of people unable...
  • The Catholic Crusade Against a Mythical Abortion Bill

    02/19/2009 8:31:21 AM PST · by Zakeet · 33 replies · 912+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | February 19, 2089
    The U.S. Catholic Church's crusade against the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) has all the hallmarks of a well-oiled lobbying campaign. A national postcard campaign is flooding the White House and congressional offices with messages opposing FOCA, and the Catholic bishops have made defeating the abortion rights legislation a top priority. In the most recent effort to stop the bill, Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia sent a letter to every member of Congress imploring them to "please oppose FOCA." There is only one hitch. Congress isn't about to pass the Freedom of Choice Act because no such bill has been...
  • "Republicans" celebrate Obama repeal of Mexico City policy and the death of more babies

    01/23/2009 8:21:22 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 78 replies · 1,188+ views
    From: "Republican Majority for Choice" Date: January 23, 2009 6:07:12 PM EST To: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: RMC Applauds Global Gag Repeal Republican Majority for Choice Applauds Global Gag Repeal FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Bethany Vensel 202-887-4786 January 23, 2009 The Republican Majority for Choice applauds the repeal of the global gag rule and restoring America as a leader in international family planning. "The global gag rule has been a massive obstacle in efforts to provide safe and effective medical care to the most underserved populations around the world. Millions of Republicans across the country supported overturning this measure and stand with...
  • Officials: Obama to reverse abortion policy

    01/23/2009 10:38:33 AM PST · by malkee · 93 replies · 2,654+ views
    yahoo news ^ | Jan 23 2009 | LIZ SIDOTI and MATTHEW LEE,
    In a long-expected move, President Barack Obama plans to sign an executive order ending the ban on federal funds for international groups that perform abortions or provide information on the option, officials told The Associated Press on Friday. Liberal groups welcomed the decision while abortion rights foes criticized the president. Known as the "Mexico City policy," the ban has been reinstated and then reversed by Republican and Democratic presidents since GOP President Ronald Reagan established it in 1984. President Bill Clinton ended the ban in 1993, but President George W. Bush re-instituted it in 2001 as one of his first...
  • Obama's Life Story Now an Anti-Abortion Ad

    01/22/2009 1:47:50 PM PST · by malkee · 37 replies · 1,163+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 22, 2009 | David Waters
    While much of America was watching the inauguration of President Obama, BET viewers were seeing Obama's life story turned into an anti-abortion ad. In the 41-second ad, sponsored by, a camera slowly zooms in on a fetus in a womb as these words appear on the screen: "This child's future is a broken home. He will be abandoned by his father. His single mother will struggle to raise him. Despite the hardships he will endure this child will become the 1st African-American President." The ad ends with a photograph of President Obama and this message: "Life: Imagine the Potential."...
  • Minn. abortion clinic rammed by SUV; man arrested

    01/22/2009 12:29:55 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 74 replies · 2,490+ views ^ | 1/22/9 | Unknown to me
    <p>ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A driver rammed his SUV into the front door of an abortion clinic on Thursday, the anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision, police said. No one was injured. A 32-year-old man was arrested and taken to Ramsey County jail on suspicion of aggravated assault, police spokesman Peter Panos said.</p>
  • Forced abortions - America's secret epidemic (Homicide Leading Killer of Pregnant Women)

    01/11/2009 7:35:04 AM PST · by GonzoII · 31 replies · 1,403+ views
    One News Now ^ | 1/11/2009 | Charlie Butts
    The Elliot Institute has released a report that exposes America's forced abortion epidemic. Elliot Institute spokesperson Amy Solby tells OneNewsNow that one study found 64 percent of women who had abortions reported they felt pressured to abort by others. "Something like 80 percent of them said that they didn't get the counseling they needed to make a good decision, that often they were not given counseling at all, or that the counseling they had was inadequate," she explains.
  • Planned Parenthood makes staff cuts

    01/09/2009 2:12:39 PM PST · by Parmenio · 101 replies · 5,307+ views
    Crain's New York Business ^ | January 9, 2009 | Miriam Kreinin Souccar
    Hit with declines in funding from the economic crisis and the Madoff scandal, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America is laying off around 20% of its staff. Roughly 30 people were let go earlier this week, according to a source who works for the nonprofit. Executives at Planned Parenthood confirmed the layoffs, but declined to give more details. “As with many other nonprofit organizations, Planned Parenthood has had to make staff reductions at our headquarters due to the challenging economic times facing our country,” said Maryana Iskander, chief operating officer at the agency. “While taking this action is never easy,...
  • Anti-abortion postcard stirs up Minnesota Catholics ( Anti-FOCA postcard campaign )

    01/06/2009 5:02:46 AM PST · by GonzoII · 16 replies · 1,028+ views
    Minnesota ^ | 1/5/09 | Andy Birkey
    Roman Catholic bishops throughout the United States are planning a massive postcard campaign days after the inauguration as part of an attempt to block the Freedom of Choice Act, known as FOCA, a reproductive health initiative supported by President-elect Barack Obama. But one Minnesota priest is breaking ranks with the national campaign, raising the ire of local and national pro-life Catholics, including some who are calling for his excommunication from the church. “Our nation and new president will be challenged by ongoing wars, an economy in severe recession, ballooning deficits, high unemployment and an environment and health care system in...
  • Pride Cometh Before a Fall

    12/03/2008 1:40:00 PM PST · by NYer · 11 replies · 1,004+ views
    NCR ^ | December 3, 2008
    “Pride cometh before a fall.” It’s an Old Testament proverb, it’s the classic theme of Greek tragedy, and it’s a lesson we observe in our lives again and again. So how come we never seem to learn to avoid it — or exploit it?What’s more, pride always seems to come before a fall in more or less the same way.Take the economy, for example, and consider three things pride does — and the havoc that follows.First, pride makes us forget first principles. In the 21st century economy, we got so used to having more and more money that we forgot...
  • SC priest: No communion for Obama supporters

    11/13/2008 8:32:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 54 replies · 1,658+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 11-13-08 | MEG KINNARD
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina Roman Catholic priest has told his parishioners that they should refrain from receiving Holy Communion if they voted for Barack Obama because the Democratic president-elect supports abortion, and supporting him "constitutes material cooperation with intrinsic evil." The Rev. Jay Scott Newman said in a letter distributed Sunday to parishioners at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenville that they are putting their souls at risk if they take Holy Communion before doing penance for their vote. "Our nation has chosen for its chief executive the most radical pro-abortion politician ever to serve in the...
  • Obama Positioned to Quickly Reverse Bush Actions Stem Cell, Climate Rules

    11/08/2008 11:58:24 PM PST · by tallyhoe · 111 replies · 954+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, November 9, 2008 | By Ceci Connolly and R. Jeffrey Smith
    Transition advisers to President-elect Barack Obama have compiled a list of about 200 Bush administration actions and executive orders that could be swiftly undone to reverse White House policies on climate change, stem cell research, reproductive rights and other issues, according to congressional Democrats, campaign aides and experts working with the transition team. A team of four dozen advisers, working for months in virtual solitude, set out to identify regulatory and policy changes Obama could implement soon after his inauguration. The team is now consulting with liberal advocacy groups, Capitol Hill staffers and potential agency chiefs to prioritize those they...
  • Obama reviews Bush orders on stem cells, drilling (Be prepared for the gas prices to go up)

    11/09/2008 8:45:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies · 422+ views
    Yahoo!News ^ | November 7, 2008 | Stephen Olemacher
    WASHINGTON – President-elect Obama's transition chief said Sunday the incoming administration is reviewing President Bush's executive orders on stem cell research, oil and gas drilling and other matters.
  • El Paso billboard angers Democrats

    11/03/2008 6:49:13 PM PST · by An American! · 43 replies · 3,118+ views
    KDBC 4 News ^ | 22 Oct 2008 | Crystal Dominguez
    Pro-McCain Billboard Raises Eyebrows A billboard in Central El Paso supporting GOP Presidential Candidate, John Mc Cain, has people talking.
  • Little Murders [Bishop Chaput Slams Obama on Abortion & Blasts Kmiec for Misleading Catholics]

    10/17/2008 5:32:11 PM PDT · by Diago · 85 replies · 3,573+ views
    Publ;ic Discourse ^ | Oct 18, 2008 | Charles J. Chaput
    <p>In an address delivered on October 17, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput stated that ''Prof. Douglas Kmiec has a strong record of service to the Church and the nation in his past. But I think his activism for Senator Barack Obama, and the work of Democratic-friendly groups like Catholics United and Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, have done a disservice to the Church, confused the natural priorities of Catholic social teaching, undermined the progress pro-lifers have made, and provided an excuse for some Catholics to abandon the abortion issue instead of fighting within their parties and at the ballot box to protect the unborn.''</p>
  • Oklahoma forces women undergoing abortion to view their fetuses

    10/11/2008 3:04:46 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies · 700+ views ^ | October 11, 2008 | Sue Mueller
    An advocate group sued the state of Oklahoma over legislation that prohibits a woman from getting an abortion unless she undergoes an ultrasound first. The Center for Reproductive Rights claims in the lawsuit filed Thursday in Oklahoma County District Court that the requirement intrudes privacy and endangers health and assaults dignity. The law effective as of Nov. 1 would make Oklahoma the fourth state in the country that requires that an ultrasound be performed prior to an abortion so that the woman can have a chance of viewing the fetus. The other states are Alabama Louisiana and Mississippi. The Oklahoma...