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  • The Pontifical Academy for Life Is No More

    11/12/2016 2:55:00 PM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | November 11, 2016 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    Following Francisí purge of the Vaticanís entire apparatus dealing with marriage, family and the defense of life, and the appointment of a raft of reliably progressive Bergoglians, the Pontifical Academy for Life has effectively been put out of commission. As LifeSiteNews reports, the new statutes for the Academy delete ďthe requirement for members to sign a ĎDeclaration of the Servants of Life,í an avowal geared to members who are physicians and medical researchers, which makes explicit the membersí willingness to follow Church teaching on the sacredness of human life and an obligation to not perform Ďdestructive research on the embryo...
  • What could happen to birth control under President Trump?

    11/12/2016 9:29:01 AM PST · by PROCON · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | Nov. 11, 2016 | Jacqueline Howard
    (CNN)Some women are on the hunt for reversible birth control that could last through a Donald Trump presidency. Tweets and Facebook posts about getting intrauterine devices, or IUDs, swept social media Wednesday as women warned each other that their access to birth control might dwindle once the President-elect takes office next year.~SNIP~Throughout his campaign, Trump has promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, which mandates that insurers in the health insurance marketplace provide coverage for all FDA-approved birth control methods, including IUDs, with no copayment or coinsurance when provided in-network.
  • Lena Dunham Writes Grieving, Motivational Letter About Hillary Clinton's Loss

    11/11/2016 10:44:53 AM PST · by Angels27 · 46 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 11/11/16 | THR Staff
    "Itís a privilege to be heartbroken by the system for the first time at age 30." Prominent Hillary Clinton supporter Lena Dunham has been silent since Donald Trump won the presidential election early Wednesday morning, but the Girls creator broke her silence in her Lenny newsletter Friday morning. Dunham wrote a passionate response to Donald Trump's win, mourning Hillary Clinton's loss and sharing the story of her Election Day. In an essay titled with a Florynce Kennedy quote, "Don't Agonize, Organize," Dunham wrote about Trump's win, mourning Clinton's loss and her Election Day, which she said she began "like a...
  • The Problem With Male Birth Control Is Not That Men Are Wusses

    11/05/2016 4:08:32 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 3, 2016 | Cassy Fiano
    Unless you¬íve been hiding under a rock, you¬íve seen the headlines jeering at men after the news broke that a trial for male birth control was cancelled because men ¬ďcouldn¬ít handle¬Ē the side effects. The mocking was practically immediate. Men were derided as being whiners who were unwilling to tolerate the side effects that women endure every month, so not only were they weak, they were misogynists as well.People titled Julie Mazziotta¬ís article ¬ďMen Back Out of Male Birth Control Study Because They Couldn¬ít Handle the ¬ĎChanges in Mood.¬í¬Ē She wrote that it was time for guys to ¬ďwoman up.¬Ē...
  • Pope: Pontifical Academy for Life members no longer required to sign pro-life declaration

    11/10/2016 7:19:32 PM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 10, 2016 | Jan Bentz
    Members of the Pontifical Academy for Life will no longer be required to sign a declaration that they uphold the Churchís pro-life teachings. In new statutes for the Vatican body promulgated on November 4, Pope Francis has also expanded its mandate to include a focus on the environment. Pope Francis approved the statutes last month, the Vatican website announced. Previous statutes were issued in 2004 and enumerate the ďspecific tasksĒ (ß2) of the Academy in three points: to ďstudy questions and issues connected with the promotion and defense of human life from an interdisciplinary perspective,Ē to ďeducate in a culture...
  • Pushing Forced Birth Control in Netherlands

    10/13/2016 10:30:11 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/8/2016 | Wesley J. Smith
    Pushing Forced Birth Control in Netherlands Progressive cultural ideas are like viruses. A noxious notion†starts one place and soon it spreads like a, well, cultural plague. That is why the proposal from Rotterdam†to subject some women to mandatory contraception is so wrong and concerning. From The Independent story: Rotterdam city council has called for mothers, judged to be incapable to raise children, to be given compulsory contraception by court order. The Dutch council has launched a voluntary contraception drive for 160 women believed to be at risk due to learning difficulties, psychological issues or addiction, nrc.nl reports. The alderman responsible...
  • An ugly day of american diplomacy

    05/03/2012 6:25:25 PM PDT · by Coleus · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 2, 2012 | benny avni
    The State Department painted it as an elegant way out of a ballooning crisis involving Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng ó but by dayís end, it looked like a disgraceful performance by US diplomats. Initial reports had Chen so pleased by the deal that he told Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, ďI want to kiss you.Ē The agreement Clinton negotiated with Beijing yesterday supposedly allowed Cheng to stay in China and get medical attention, with the authorities guaranteeing his future safety. But things started unraveling just hours after the compromise was inked. First, while State claims Chen never wanted to leave...
  • Court: Birth control mandate violates religious rights

    07/22/2016 8:29:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 22, 2016 9:58 PM EDT | David A. Lieb
    A federal judge has ruled in favor of a Missouri lawmaker who cited religious objections while challenging the inclusion of birth control coverage in his government-provided health insurance. State Sen. Paul Wieland said Friday that the ruling, while applying only to his family, could serve as a guide for others seeking to challenge the application of a section of President Barack Obamaís health care law that requires insurers to include coverage of contraceptives. ďI think this sets a precedent, so that if anybody else has religious convictions and they find these drugs offensive Ö they can use this as a...
  • ACLU Sues To Obtain Documents Showing Catholic Hospitals ĎHarmí Women

    05/26/2016 9:25:02 AM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 May 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Truncated titled. Full title:ACLU Sues To Obtain Documents Showing Catholic Hospitals ĎHarmí Women By Refusing To Perform Abortions A senior staff attorney at the ACLUís Reproductive Freedom Project says the civil rights organization is filing a lawsuit in the hope of obtaining documents that show Catholic hospitals are ďharmingĒ women by taking taxpayer dollars for public services yet upholding their belief in the dignity of every human life.
  • After 'sons of whores' comment, Philippines' Duterte says he will defy Church w/ three-child policy

    05/23/2016 12:51:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 23, 2016 | Reuters
    MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte said he will defy the Roman Catholic Church and seek to impose a three-child policy, putting him on a new collision course with the bishops a day after he called them "sons of whores". The southern mayor has yet to be declared the May 9 poll winner, but an unofficial vote count by an election commission-accredited watchdog showed him ahead over his four rivals, three of whom conceded defeat. Duterte assumes office on June 30. Duterte's often outrageous comments have won him huge support and his tirades about killing criminals and a joke...
  • Supreme Court sends ObamaCare contraception mandate case back to lower courts

    05/16/2016 9:53:07 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 17 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/16/17 | ap/fox
    The Supreme Court punted Monday on a challenge by religious-affiliated employers to ObamaCareís contraception mandate, sending the election-year dispute back to the lower courts. ADVERTISEMENT The justices had been considering whether religious-affiliated institutions like the Little Sisters of the Poor, a Catholic charity of nuns, can be exempt from having to pay for -- or indirectly allow -- birth control and other reproductive coverage in their health plans. But the court did not rule on the merits. Instead, the justices sent the cases back to the appeals courts to make new decisions based on recent statements. ďThe Court expresses no...
  • Lupron Protocol: Treating autism with eugenics

    05/05/2016 5:07:46 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 17 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball MAINESTATEGOP
    Asperger's syndrome. A myth. An invention by government to punish its victims for government's failures. This is because the government is supposed to always be right to the left. But far from it the government even in its efforts to conceal its failings and the failings of socialism and public education continues to fail and continues to injure innocent people in the name of the greater good. Instead of punishing bullies, instead of allowing educational alternatives, the government has invented a phony and dubious illness called Asperger's syndrome to punish the victims of bullying so our lazy teachers and...
  • Almost without meaning to, Francis has shot ĎHumanae Vitaeí dead

    04/22/2016 12:35:41 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 60 replies
    The Church of the Holy Name ^ | April 16, 2016 | Clifford Longley
    In 2009 the Catholic Churchís International Theological Commission proposed a fundamental change to the way the Church regarded natural law. It could not be presented ďas an already established set of rules that impose themselves a priori on the moral subjectĒ, it said. Instead, ďit is a source of objective inspiration for the deeply personal process of making decisionsĒ. This raised some eyebrows, not least because of the way natural law had consistently been imposed a priori by moral theologians to explain and justify Catholic teaching regarding sex. The most obvious example was the way natural law was invoked as...
  • A Plea to My Centrist Friends in the United Methodist Church

    04/05/2016 6:30:50 AM PDT · by xzins · 53 replies
    IRD Blog ^ | 1 Apr 16 | Talbot Davis
    On March 23, 2016, the Methodist Federation For Social Action posted¬†an anonymous blog¬†that made even the most jaded among us blush.Titled ‚Äú#HandsOffMyBC‚ÄĚ and authored by a United Methodist clergyperson, the blog made an emphatic case for universal access to birth control while also including these admissions: I chose to go on birth control because I didn‚Äôt want to get pregnant and I wanted to have sex. Because I am a clergy woman in The United Methodist Church, and I‚Äôm single, that information could get me brought up on charges, and I could lose my ordination.Luckily, I can access birth control...
  • Little Sisters' Religious Liberty Goes On Trial

    03/25/2016 7:02:54 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 25, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    This is the kind of case the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia liked to sink his judicial teeth into -- whether the federal government can compel a religious entity like the Little Sisters of the Poor to violate their religious beliefs and acquiesce to the ObamaCare contraceptive coverage mandate. As LifeSite News reported on Wednesdayís hearing: This week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the case of the Little Sisters of the Poor, a 175-year-old religious order of women who have vowed their lives to care for the elderly poor.
  • Canada Declares War on Christian Doctors and Nurses

    03/04/2016 5:19:45 PM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    First Things ^ | 3/4/16 | Wesley J. Smith
    Last year, the Canadian Supreme Court created a right to euthanasia and assisted suicide. To qualify for death, the court ruled unanimously, one must be a competent adult with a medically diagnosed condition causing "irremediable suffering"-a circumstance wholly determined by the patient and including "psychological suffering." The decision went well beyond mere legalization. Indeed, the court manufactured an enforceable legal right for qualified patients to receive what Canadian policymakers are euphemistically calling "medical aid in dying" (MAID). But what about doctors opposed to euthanasia? The court left with Parliament and the medical colleges (associations) the decision of whether and how...
  • Bayer, FDA accused of downplaying Essure fetal deaths, complications

    02/23/2016 6:29:20 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | February 23, 2016 | Rebecca Downs
    Essure, a permanent form of birth control which involves inserting coils into a woman‚Äôs fallopian tubes, has been in the news since last year, and not for a good reason. Women have reported experiencing horrific, debilitating side effects. Now comes news of another issue with the device. Women have become pregnant despite the use of the device (no form of birth control ‚Äď besides abstinence ‚Äď is 100 percent effective), and it is being blamed for the deaths of already conceived children. Bayer and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have, according to some, downplayed the issue, but Representative Mike...
  • New App Funded by Tax Dollars Connects Teens to Birth Control, ‚ÄėSexuality Education‚Äô

    02/23/2016 12:54:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 22, 2016 | 3:40 PM EST | Penny Starr
    A Pennsylvania-based non-profit group dedicated to giving young people access to birth control and "sexuality education" has launched a free app that connects "teens and young adults ages 14-24 with accurate, timely information about sexual and reproductive health." AccessMatters launched the app, dubbed "It Matters," last week, and a spokesperson with the organization told CNSNews.com that the app was funded by grants from Health and Human Services' Title X Family Planning and the Centers for Disease Control's teen pregnancy prevention program. "Users can find answers to common questions on topics such as relationships, birth control options, LGBT health, STDs (Sexually...
  • 16-Year-Old Girl Dies From Massive Blood Clot After Taking Birth Control Pill

    01/23/2016 8:05:40 PM PST · by kathsua · 43 replies
    Life News ^ | Jan 21, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    British court officials are investigating the death of a young teen who died on vacation last fall after developing a rare blood clot disorder from a birth control pill. The Daily Mail reports 16-year-old Sophie Murray was rushed to the hospital on Nov. 8, 2015, after her lips turned blue and she became breathless in the middle of the night. Murray died later that day from a pulmonary embolism due to deep vein thrombosis, according to the report. Doctors said the birth control prescription that she was taking contributed to her death. The news report has more about the inquest...
  • How MTV's "16 and Pregnant" Reduced Teen Pregnancy

    12/25/2015 10:47:22 AM PST · by RightCenter · 18 replies
    Conversable Economist blogspot ^ | 12/21/15 | Timothy Taylor
    Apparently MTV broadcasts a show called "16 and Pregnant," in which each show tracks a pregnant teen-ager through the final months of pregnancy, and then through birth and the immediate period afterward. Although I fear the show will remain unseen by me, it is apparently watched by enough teenagers that all by itself it put a dent in the US teen birth rate. Melissa S. Kearney and Phillip B. Levine tell the story in "Media Influences on Social Outcomes: The Impact of MTV's 16 and Pregnant on Teen Childbearing," in a recent issue of the American Economic Review (105:12,...
  • Influential Evangelical leader: The sexual revolution started with contraception

    12/20/2015 4:51:09 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 105 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 12-18-15 | Ben Johnson
    December 18, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) ‚Äď One of the most influential evangelical Christian leaders in the United States says the sexual revolution began with the widespread availability of birth control. Dr. Albert Mohler, the president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, made the remarks Saturday on David Wheaton's "The Christian Worldview" radio show. ‚ÄúWe are clearly at a very important turning point, but you have to go back to the early twentieth century when sexual revolutionaries largely funded an effort to separate sex and procreation, and that was birth control," Dr. Mohler said. "Most Christians seem to think today...
  • Ted Cruz: GOP isn't 'condom police'

    11/30/2015 5:05:28 PM PST · by VinL · 53 replies
    Iowans at a town hall waded into awkward territory on Monday evening as Ted Cruz tackled a question on contraceptives. During a question and answer session at the final stop of a three-day Iowa campaign swing, an attendee asked Cruz about "making contraception available to women who want to control their own bodies." The Texas senator began by attacking what he called the Democratic Party's "(concocted) war on women" and accused Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton of falsely attacking the GOP as "the condom police." "Hillary Clinton embraces abortion on demand in all circumstances up until the moment of birth. Partial-birth...
  • 19 states push poor women to get an IUD immediately after childbirth - at taxpayer expense

    10/19/2015 7:27:08 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 86 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/16/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    WASHINGTON, D.C., October 16, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) ‚Äď A majority of states may soon use tax dollars to pay for the implantation of dangerous, abortion-inducing IUDs in women immediately after childbirth. The journal Contraception reports that Medicaid now pays for IUDs to be inserted into women following delivery in 19 states. Eight more states are poised to follow suit. Not one state used taxpayer money for IUDs before the Obama administration took office. Within 10 minutes of delivery, doctors are implanting either copper IUDs or chemical-releasing IUDs in women. But potential health complications for the mother are magnified when IUDs are...
  • State Gives 10-Yr-Olds Free Birth Control Implants

    09/29/2015 6:53:14 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 48 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 09/29/15
    Children as young as 10 years old are receiving taxpayer-funded birth control in Washington State, according to public records obtained by Judicial Watch from the agency that provides medical coverage for the poor. JW filed a public records request with the Washington Health Care Authority after reading a disturbing article in a pro-life news site over the summer about a Seattle high school that offers different forms of birth control without parental knowledge or consent. This includes implanting an intrauterine device (IUD) in a girlís uterus free of cost. Itís part of an initiative offered by Medicaid, the joint federal...
  • The Pope, the Little Sisters, and ObamaCare

    09/28/2015 10:08:29 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 28, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Pope Francisí unexpected and unscheduled visit to the Little Sisters of the Poor, a convent of elderly nuns fighting ObamaCareís contraception mandate in the courts, is a clear message shot across the Obama administrationís bow that such religious persecution is not acceptable, backing up the American Catholic Churchís mantra: we will not comply While the lamestream media focuses on the Popeís seeming alignment on issues such as climate change and immigration reform, the chattering class ignores this ongoing battle over religious liberty.
  • Young motherís stroke caused by birth control pills, doctor confirms

    09/13/2015 9:40:56 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 33 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | September 14, 2015 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    A young mother's birth control pills helped cause her to have a stroke. Bethany Fonseca has a history of migraines, but one particular day, her headache was different. She took pain medication and was about to enter the shower when the room starting spinning and she fell on the floor. "I thought I was going to die," Bethany said. "My only thought ... was just, 'Let me see my kids again one more time.'" She tried getting up but kept falling on the floor. Eventually, an ambulance took her to Baptist South hospital. "They ran some tests, and they...
  • "PLANNED PARENTHOOD" AND ABORTION

    08/01/2015 12:43:26 PM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 4 replies
    Vanity | 8 1 2015 | Dick Bachert
    Planned Parenthood is less about ďwomen's healthĒ than it is about providing the last ditch form of birth control for those women who fail to practice adequate contraception. Unless rape is involved, the woman is in control of what happens in these situations. The so-called ďWomen's Liberation MovementĒ has essentially given license to women to be as sexually active as many men in this degenerating culture. If you need help conceptualizing or visualizing that, think the sleazy TV production ďSex In The CityĒ. I forced myself to watch a few episodes just to be sure what I'm about to say...
  • Wheaton College to Drop Student Health Insurance Because of 'Obamacare' Birth Control Mandate

    07/30/2015 8:06:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/30/2015 | Samuel Smith
    Due to an objection with an Affordable Care Act mandate that requires health insurance plans to offer base birth control, Wheaton College has announced that it will no longer offer health insurance to its students to avoid conflicting with the institution's Christian convictions. The decision, announced to its students on July 10, effectively strips about a quarter of the suburban Chicago non-denominational liberal arts school's undergraduate and graduate students of their health care plans, which is about 700-plus individuals. As one of the most contested aspects of Obamacare has been the requirement for health insurance plans to provide birth control...
  • New Rule Widens Access to Birth Control Regardless of Employersí Beliefs

    07/11/2015 9:29:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The ACLU ^ | July 10, 2015
    The federal government today released a new rule to ensure that women will have birth control coverage in their health insurance, even if they work for closely held for-profit companies that have a religious objection to contraception. The rule follows the Supreme Courtís decision last year that Hobby Lobby and other closely held corporations could not be required to provide contraceptive coverage to their female employees, even though that coverage is guaranteed under the Affordable Care Act. ďTodayís guidance is a positive development for women denied access to important healthcare in the troubling aftermath of the Hobby Lobby ruling,Ē said...
  • Obamacare has saved women more than $1 billion on birth control

    07/08/2015 4:35:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 8, 2015 | By Danielle Paquette
    American women are spending much less money on birth control since the Affordable Care Act started requiring insurance plans to cover contraception, according to a new analysis. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania examined health insurance claims from one of the countryís largest private insurers in 2012 (pre-Obamacare) and 2013 (post-Obamacare). They found that spending on the pill, Americaís most popular birth control method, quickly fell 38 percent -- from $33 to $20, on average. Spending on IUDs, meanwhile, plummeted 68 percent, from $262 to $84. The total savings, the health economists estimate: $1.4 billion.
  • Seattle Schools to 6th Graders: No Soda For You, But Here's An IUD

    07/03/2015 7:15:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    From mandates about what food children can eat to draconian attendance policies, itís becoming increasingly clear that parental rights do not exist when you send your child to public school, as The Blazeís Matt Walsh has argued before. But in Seattle, itís even worse. In at least 13 public schools in the area, where kids are†banned from even having soda or candy, middle and high school-aged girls can get a taxpayer-funded IUD†without their parentsí consent. CNS News reports: [Long-acting reversible contraceptives] are associated with serious†side effects, such as uterine perforation and infection. IUDs, specifically, can also act as abortifacients by...
  • Schools Implant IUDs in Girls as Young as 6th Grade Without Their Parents Knowing

    07/02/2015 3:51:59 PM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies
    Life News ^ | July 2, 2015 | STEVEN ERTELT, REBECCA DOWNS
    Earlier this month, LifeNews.com reported on a high school in Seattle, Washington that is now implanting intrauterine devices (IUD), as well as other forms of birth control and doing so without parental knowledge or permission.The IUD is known as a long acting reversible contraception, and may even act as an abortifacient. So, a young teen in Seattle can’t get a coke at her high school, but she can have a device implanted into her uterus, which can unknowingly kill her unborn child immediately after conception. Or, if she uses another method, she can increase her chances of health risks for...
  • New Feminist Organization Vows to Destroy "Christian Fascist Woman-Haters," US Military

    06/16/2015 4:34:23 PM PDT · by rightistight · 44 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 6/16/15 | Aurelius
    A new feminist organization calling itself "Stop Patriarchy" has vowed to destroy "Christian fascist woman-haters," as well as other things it claims oppress women, including Churches and the United States military. Writing on their website, StopPatriarchy.org, the group explains that their goal is to "FIGHT to STOP the enslavement of women." The way to do that, according to the feminist group, is to fight against and destroy oppressors. "Christian fascist woman-haters are violently hacking away at abortion rights and even birth control, slamming women backwards," they explain. Running from June 15 until June 19, the group is running a campaign...
  • When Dr Goebbels Advises The Pope

    06/14/2015 7:18:37 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    Mundabor's Blog ^ | June 12, 2015 | Mundabor
    The soon-to-be-released encyclical about the environment Ė no doubt, the biggest collection of rubbish ever published by a Pope Ė will be presented by three men. One of them if Prof. John Schellnhuber, a well-known climate Nazi. professor Schnellnhuber should, I think, be posed a simple questions: seen that no one believes that his own fantasy-targets about emission reduction will be reached, where does he think the global population should stabilise to avoid planetary food wars, and how does he think the target should be achieved? You see, our Enviro-Goebbels is already on record with saying that around 4.5 degrees...
  • Reactions to the Popeís Encyclical on Contraception

    06/11/2015 2:19:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | June 11, 2015 | DALE AHLQUIST
    It is interesting now to look back at the various reactions when the pope issued his encyclical on contraception. I dug up the following, and I think they pretty much speak for themselves. It is hardly necessary to add any comments at all except to say how little things have changed.A leader from an association of Protestant mainline denominations called it ¬ďthe most important encyclical ever promulgated in the entire history of the papal succession.¬Ē He said, ¬ďI am glad that this pronouncement is so thoroughly clear-cut and uncompromising.¬Ē He was glad that everyone had to be either for...
  • Why Liberals Oppose Over-the-Counter Birth Control

    06/04/2015 5:59:26 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/4/2015 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    The supposedly pro-woman Left has erupted into fury this past week, denouncing new legislation proposed by Senator Cory Gardner (R., Colo.) that seeks to encourage over-the-counter status for birth control. Salonís Katie McDonough called the senator perpetually ďfull of s**t.Ē Planned Parenthoodís president claimed that the bill ďis a sham and an insult to women.Ē NARAL Pro-Choice Americaís president called the idea ďnothing but political pandering to trick women and families into thinking we are covered while dismantling one of the most critical gains in the Affordable Care Act.Ē And Slateís Amanda Marcotte called it ďjust a feint.Ē The Leftís...
  • Birth Control and the Church how did we get here ?

    05/30/2015 3:35:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | May 26, 2015 | saynsumthn
    A documentary film series produced in 2013, but one I have only recently viewed, maintains that the modern churchís stand in accepting birth control is contrary to centuries of early church teaching. Birth Control The Movie was directed by Kevin Peeples based on his own personal journey to answer the question: As a Christian, is birth control up to us? Little did he realize that his journey coincided with producers Scott Matthew Dix and Nathan Nicholson. The series consists of two DVDís: BIRTH CONTROL: How Did We Get Here?, which looks into why there is no fundamental difference between the...
  • Blood Clots and The Pill (1 in 3 contracepting women develop vascular clots)

    02/24/2012 2:25:09 PM PST · by NYer · 17 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | February 24, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Lucy, Columbus, Ohio, Open Line Friday and it is your turn. CALLER: Hello, Rush. RUSH: Hi. CALLER: Hi. Yeah, I don't have a lot of time, I realize that. I want to get right to my point. I'm a vascular specialist who sees a lot of blood clots in the lung, in the leg, sometimes in the arteries, but a lot in the veins, and probably one out of every three blood clots that I see in women is from the use of contraception. RUSH: Wait just a minute. Wait just a minute. Are you telling me, did I...
  • The Pill Kills again: Tragedy strikes as 21-year-old dies after 25 days on the pill

    05/28/2015 5:42:25 PM PDT · by Coleus · 27 replies
    All.org ^ | 5.28.15 | Rita Diller
    She died after 25 days on the pill. She was only 21. As in so many blood clot cases caused by birth control, she was misdiagnosed when she went to the hospital struggling to breathe and experiencing pain in her legs and ribs. She was sent home diagnosed with a bruised sternum. Four days later, she collapsed and was rushed to the hospital. On May 14, three days after arriving at the hospital, she was pronounced dead. According to an article in Cosmopolitan, tests revealed a large blood clot on her lung.†Her name was Fallan Kurek, and she worked with...
  • Abortion Pill Kills 1 in 4 Children Aborted Early in U.S.

    07/10/2009 1:20:36 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 41 replies · 1,196+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/10/09 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, D.C., July 10, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - About one out of four children aborted early in America are killed by the abortion pill rather than a surgical procedure, according to an Associated Press report.The report concerns a Planned Parenthood study published in Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine touting the improved safety of a drug used in abortions that is now dissolved orally instead of vaginally - the latter being a technique that is more prone to causing severe and sometimes fatal infections.The chemical abortion method consists of first distributing mifepristone, also known as RU-486, which kills the child...
  • GOP senators call for over-the-counter birth control

    05/27/2015 4:16:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 26, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) is leading a new push to allow women to buy birth control without a prescription, hoping to deliver on one of the biggest promises of his freshman Senate campaign last year.A half-dozen Senate Republicans have signed onto Gardnerís bill, which would require drug companies that sell contraceptives to file an application to sell their products over the counter. ďMost other drugs with such a long history of safe and routine use are available for purchase over the counter, and contraception should join them,Ē Gardner wrote in a statement. He said his bill would benefit women in...
  • HHS re-writes Obamacare rules: Orders free birth control for all

    05/11/2015 2:38:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/11/15 | Tom Howell Jr.
    The Obama administration on Monday ordered all insurers to provide IUDs, the contraceptive patch and other birth control free of out-of-pocket charge to all women, rewriting the rules after reports that some insurance carriers were refusing to cover all types of contraceptives. Insurers must cover at least one brand of contraception in each of 18 different methods outlined by the Food and Drug Administration, such as oral contraceptive pills, the emergency contraceptive morning-after pill and intrauterine devices. Insurers can in some cases still impose costs to prod women to use generics rather than brand-name drugs, under the new guidance ó...
  • Families, lawsuits, raise questions about NuvaRing (Killer Contraceptive)

    04/07/2015 7:49:34 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | April 7, 2015 | Randi Kaye and Shawna Shepherd
    [big snip] ...By the time Rick and Karen arrived at the Virginia Hospital Center, Erika was in a coma, in the ICU. "...they basically told us that she was brain dead and that's it," Rick Langhart said, fighting back tears. Hospital records cited the NuvaRing as a risk factor for Erika's multiple pulmonary embolisms. Records confirm what Erika's parents told CNN: that a blood clot started in an artery/vein in her right thigh and traveled to her lungs, causing "massive" pulmonary embolisms and "multiple episodes of cardiac arrest" on the way to the hospital and overnight. The Langharts never heard...
  • US Won't Help Fight Boko Haram Until Nigeria Accepts Homosexuality, Birth Control, Bishop Says

    02/17/2015 1:30:31 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 35 replies
    http://www.aleteia.org ^ | February 17, 2015 | Diane Montagna
    VATICAN CITY ó ďAfrican values are not on sale,Ē the new Chairman of Communications for the African bishops has said. But Bishop Emmanuel Badejo of Oyo, Nigeria, is convinced they are under threat from what Pope Francis has called an ďideological colonizationĒ that is seeking to destroy the family. It's so bad, he says, that the United States has made clear it will not help Nigeria fight the Boko Haram terror group unless the country modify its laws regarding homosexuality, family planning and birth-control.
  • Court Nixes Faith-Based Birth Control Mandate Challenge

    02/12/2015 8:43:01 PM PST · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    YahooNews ^ | February 12, 2015 | JOE MANDAK
    Court Nixes Faith-Based Birth Control Mandate Challenge JOE MANDAK Bishop David Zubik of the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh answers questions after a news conference in Pittsburgh. Zubik responded on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, to a federal appeals court decision that reversed lower court victories that challenged birth control coverage mandates as part of federal health care reforms. Zubik said that the church is no longer free to practice what it preaches. . PITTSBURGH (AP) ó An appeals court has ruled that the birth control coverage required by federal health care reforms does not violate the rights of several religious groups...
  • Scientist Considered Father of Birth Control Pill Dies

    01/31/2015 6:18:53 PM PST · by fella · 22 replies
    newsmax ^ | 31 January 2015
    Carl Djerassi, the chemist widely considered the father of the birth control pill, has died. Stanford University spokesman Dan Stober said Djerrasi died Friday of complications of cancer at his San Francisco home. He was 91.
  • Drawn to God's design Cath converts share how Churchís teaching on contraception led them to Faith

    01/25/2015 3:32:09 PM PST · by NYer · 44 replies
    OSV ^ | January 22, 2015 | Anamaria Scaperlanda Biddick
    Both in anecdotes and ‚Äúexit polls,‚ÄĚ former Catholics frequently cite the Church‚Äôs teachings on sexuality as a reason for leaving the Faith. But these same countercultural teachings have also been the door into the Catholic Church for believers seeking a consistent morality grounded in the Gospel. Converts have benefited from both the gift of the teaching as well as their entry into the Catholic Church.Krista Millegan is one such convert. She read Blessed Pope Paul VI‚Äôs landmark encyclical Humanae Vitae (‚ÄúOf Human Life‚ÄĚ) with her then-fianc√©, Brantly, while they were undergraduates at the evangelical Wheaton College in Illinois. ‚ÄúThe...
  • Uh-oh. Secularists Sad to Discover Pope Francis is Catholic

    01/19/2015 2:06:43 PM PST · by NYer · 23 replies
    CreAtive Minority Reporta ^ | January 19, 2015 | Matthew Archbold
    This is a breakup letter. But it's worse than that. This is a breakup letter by a junior high schooler who is trying to tell everyone in the hallway outside homeroom that the person they had liked a few days ago is just like kinda' totally awful or something. Some lib in The Inquisitr wrote:Elected in 2013, Pope Francis has since shown us a very convincing image of a bold, refreshing deviant who has adamantly defied the church’s typically iron-fisted conservatism. His stance on LGBT, women’s rights, atheism, and evolution were so mind-blowingly revolutionary that many people saw him as...
  • Paul VI was right to warn against contraception, Pope Francis says

    01/16/2015 4:41:20 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 43 replies
    CNA/EWTN News ^ | Jan 16, 2015 | EWTN sources
    Pope Francis took the opportunity during an address to families in the Philippines to praise Blessed Pope Paul VIís encyclical opposing contraception and affirming Church teaching on sexuality and human life. The Pope spoke Friday to families gathered at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila during his Jan. 15-19 visit to the Philippines. After discussing various threats to the family, including ďa lack of openness to life,Ē he deviated briefly from his prepared remarks, transitioning from English to his native Spanish in order to speak from the heart about the subject. ďI think of Blessed Paul VI,Ē he said....
  • The ambiguous legacy of The Pill (didn't solve our problems, created new ones)

    12/03/2014 1:46:54 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 14 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | December 3, 2014 | Jennifer Roback Morse
    I am in the process of writing a book which argues that the Sexual Revolution has been a rich personís hobby horse from the beginning. The rich and powerful like the idea of separating sex from child-bearing. While this idea is sometimes wrapped up in a disguise of helping woman and the poor, the fact remains that the rich and powerful pioneered and implemented these ideas, quite often at the expense of women and the poor. So I wondered, when I picked up a book, The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution, celebrating...