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  • State health director urges judge to throw out challenge to new abortion law (Arizona)

    07/03/2015 5:47:24 AM PDT · by Morgana
    azcapitoltimes.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
    State Health Director Cara Christ wants a federal judge to throw out a challenge to a controversial new abortion law because no doctor has yet been disciplined for breaking it. In legal filings in federal court, attorney Douglas Drury who represents Christ tells Judge Steven Logan that he should dismiss the lawsuit filed on behalf of abortion providers and doctors because the case is not “ripe” for consideration. “Plaintiffs and their patients have not suffered any injury in fact,” Drury wrote. That same argument is being made by the Attorney General’s Office representing the Arizona Medical Board, the agency that...
  • Judge Blocks State's New Abortion Waiting Period (Florida)

    07/03/2015 5:44:27 AM PDT · by Morgana
    wctv.tv ^ | July 2, 2015 | : Associated Press
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida judge is blocking the state's new 24-hour waiting period for abortions while the legal battle moves forward. Circuit Judge Charles Dodson on Thursday sided with lawyers representing a Gainesville clinic challenging the law. The law took effect on July 1 despite the lawsuit. Lawyers representing the clinic argued the new law is causing "irreparable harm." They said 14 women were unable to obtain abortions at the Gainesville clinic the first day the law was on the books. Lawyers for the state argued there is no need for an injunction and said the new requirement...
  • Clinic Killing Black Woman in Abortion Sends Abortion Proceeds to “Movement for Black Lives”

    07/02/2015 9:36:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Jul 2, 2015 | Carole Novielli
    Despite Blacks coming together to speak up for Black Lives many are ignoring the Black unborn child in the womb targeted by abortion. In addition, at least one abortion clinic has publicly pledged to donate a portion of each abortion they perform to a new Black Movement in Cleveland. From Friday July 24 to Sunday July 26th, 2015, hundreds of Black activists from around the country convene in Cleveland, Ohio for the inaugural Movement for Black Lives. From the event website: Now, after months of intense action, our people need space to begin the creation of a collective mission that...
  • America’s views on abortion still don’t match Amanda Marcotte’s caricatures, and she can’t stand it

    07/02/2015 6:58:28 PM PDT · by Morgana
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jul 2, 2015 | Calvin Freiburger
    Last week’s Supreme Court ruling forcing every state to recognize same-sex marriage has inspired a New York Times post by David Leonhardt and Alicia Parlapiano, exploring why increasing public acceptance of homosexuality hasn’t been accompanied by increasing acceptance of abortion. This is a question we’ve explored here before too, and they come to basically the same conclusion: while the case against same-sex marriage is somewhat abstract and gay causes tend to have an edge with Americans’ live-and-let-live sensibilities, the fact that abortion has a specific victim means an “unavoidable tension between a mother’s rights and a fetus’s” can never be...
  • 51 pro-life laws have passed this year, saving babies from abortion

    07/02/2015 2:13:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jul 2, 2015 | Susan Michelle
    As we begin the second half of 2015, some pro-lifers may be discouraged by recent judicial intervention that allows abortion facilities to remain open, or prevents other pro-life laws from passing. But the truth is, the pro-life side is still winning. This year alone, 51 new pro-life laws have been enacted. As the Guttmacher Institute reports, there have been 282 abortion restrictions since 2010. Guttmacher notes that pro-life laws passed in the first half of 2015 already exceed all of 2014. Guttmacher-Mid-Year_State_Update_line_&map_Infographic-June_2015_v03-282_51-490pxl The pro-life laws passed take on a variety of aspects, but a few themes prevail: patient safety laws—known...
  • Seattle 6th Graders Can’t Get a Coke at School, But Can Get an IUD

    07/02/2015 2:07:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | Kathleen Brown
    (CNSNews.com) -- Middle and high school students can’t get a Coca-Cola or a candy bar at 13 Seattle public schools, but they can get a taxpayer-funded intrauterine device (IUD) implanted without their parents’ consent. School-based health clinics in at least 13 Seattle-area public high schools and middle schools offer long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs), including IUDs and hormonal implants, to students in sixth-grade and above at no cost, according to Washington State officials. LARCs are associated with serious side effects, such as uterine perforation and infection. IUDs, specifically, can also act as abortifacients by preventing the implantation of a fertilized egg....
  • Abortion activist throws pro-life signs off overpass

    07/02/2015 12:27:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    lifedynamics ^ | July 2, 2015 | Life Dynamics
    An abortion rights activist stole the signs of a pro-life group and then threw them over the highway overpass where the demonstration was held. Members of Protest ABQ were attacked on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 in Albuquerque, NM while conducting a peaceful overpass demonstration to educate the public about abortion. The group uses posters of the abortion victims to show what abortion does to the unborn child in the womb. “Protest ABQ conducts weekly overpass protests to peacefully expose the violence that abortion inflicts on pre-born children in the womb,” Bud Shaver, Executive Director of Protest ABQ told Life Dynamics....
  • Civil Rights matter to everyone not just those who survive the womb

    07/02/2015 12:22:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    lifedynamics.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | Life Dynamics
    51 years ago today, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawing racial discrimination in public accommodations such as hotels, theaters, parks, restaurants, and other public places. The Act guaranteed full and equal enjoyment of goods and services and public accommodations without discriminating or segregating on the basis of race, color, religion, or national origin. LBJ signed the document protecting the basic civil rights of minorities, stating that, “It’s purpose is not to divide but to end divisions,” he said. VIDEO ON LINK Life Dynamics‘ president Mark Crutcher points out that this nation still has a...
  • Pro-life campaign outside NEA convention over abortion

    07/02/2015 12:16:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    lifedynamics.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | life dynamics
    Today, dozens of concerned pro-lifers in Orlando, Florida are conducting an awareness campaign outside the NEA Teacher’s Union Convention to expose their support of abortion. According to Bob Pawson, director of Pro-Life Educators of America, who heads up the annual campaign, pro-Life teachers, parents, and students from the greater Orlando area hope to educate the 10,000 delegates about the NEA’s stand on abortion as they arrive for the National Education Association’s annual convention in Orlando. “This demonstration is somewhat unique,” said Pawson. “Usually, NEA itself does the picketing— presenting demands in front of schools or school board buildings in towns...
  • Josh Duggar 'facing civil suit from molestation victim' forcing family to reveal scandal...

    07/02/2015 11:06:59 AM PDT · by Morgana · 41 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 1 July 2015 | Chris Spargo For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Josh Duggar 'facing civil suit from molestation victim' forcing family to reveal scandal secrets under oath and name who knew what when about offenses Josh Duggar and his family may be heading to court as a victim of his molestation is reportedly planning to file a civil suit. InTouch reports that the individual is a non-Duggar victim, and according to a law enforcement insider is not happy with the way the family presented the scandal to the media after it was revealed what Josh had done to minor girls as a teenager. 'I have heard that the [non-family]...
  • The Vortex—Excommunicate Them, All of Them! (Catholic Caucus)

    07/01/2015 6:43:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    ChurchMilitant.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | Church Militant
    The U.S. Catholic bishops have let this charade go on long enough. It's time for them to step up and perform their duty to protect the sheep and get rid of the wolves among us. Justice Anthony Kennedy needs to be excommunicated. In truth, he already should have been after upholding Roe v. Wade in the 1992 Casey v. Planned Parenthood decision. But this same-sex unmarriage ruling is beyond excommunicable. And please, smarmy Church of Nice theologians out there — none of that stupid, insufficient, "Well, by his actions he has already excommunicated himself." That's not enough. The bishops, collectively...
  • Twelve Clinton Correctional Facility workers put on leave amid prison escape probe

    06/30/2015 11:37:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    pix11.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | Mary Murphy,
    NEW YORK — One of the inmates ended up dead and the second was shot and captured by an alert state trooper, but it looks like heads are rolling at the Clinton Correctional Facility, now that the 23-day hunt for two escaped prisoners has ended. The New York State Department of Corrections is replacing 12 prison employees, including the prison’s superintendent Steven Racette and deputy superintendent Stephen Brown. Racette was seen in a photo (embedded below) with Gov. Andrew Cuomo on June 6, when the daring prison break was discovered. The DOC sent a statement to PIX11 Investigates Tuesday announcing...
  • South Carolina church fire: Mt. Zion AME burns in Greeleyville

    06/30/2015 9:18:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 66 replies
    cnn.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | Ben Brumfield and Sam Stringer, CNN
    (CNN)A fire broke out at the Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina, on Tuesday. Up to 50 firefighters fought to extinguish the blaze, a fire official said. As yet, authorities do not know what caused it, said Williamsburg County Fire Chief Randy Swinton. The local sheriff, local police and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division have also responded to the fire at the traditionally black church. The FBI and five agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is also investigating, said ATF Special Agent Tom Mangan. "Anytime there is a house of worship...
  • Non-Western Countries Fed Up With Gay Agenda

    06/30/2015 7:37:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 63 replies
    churchmillitant.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | by Ryan Fitzgerald
    DETROIT, June 30, 2015 (ChurchMilitant.com) - Non-Western countries are getting fed up with the spread of the gay agenda in their countries. This has led one Russian lawmaker to promise that he will have the rainbow flag banned from his country after seeing it plastered all over social media. Following the U.S. Supreme Court's legalization of so-called gay marriage, he says, "[T]he United States must have gone completely mad and now its gay delirium is threatening the entire civilized world." "Billions of U.S. dollars will flood into gay propaganda all over the world, creating the grounds for 'rainbow revolutions,'" he...
  • Everyone Who Changed Their Facebook Photos To Rainbow Just Got DUPED

    06/30/2015 6:43:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 58 replies
    conservativepost.com ^ | june 30, 2015 | am
    Over a million people changed their facebook profile pictures to a rainbow filter in support of gay marriage. New reports reveal that the “Celebrate Pride” tool may not have been the best idea… According to Daily Mail, this tool was actually Facebook’s way of performing psychological testing on their users. Cesar Hidalgo wrote on Facebook yesterday. “The question is, how long will it take for people to change their profile pictures back to normal.”
  • Why the SCOTUS Ruling on Same Sex Marriage Almost Broke My Heart

    06/30/2015 5:35:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    catholic365.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | Joe Klaas
    Hello everybody. The Supreme Court ruling in favor of same sex marriage occurred June 26, 2015. I do not agree with it. I have to say, the last few days, I have been kinda bummed out about it. I have thought and prayed much about it. Why is that? Oh, the bigoted, hateful guy didn't get his way? He hates gay people so much, he's sad that the Court didn't rule his way. Is that it? Easy. Let's all stop being armchair psychologists, alright. I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth, and in Jesus Christ,...
  • OH abortionist Haskell has 30 days to comply with law or shut down

    06/30/2015 5:06:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jun 30, 2015 | Calvin Freiburger
    Women’s Med Center, the Ohio abortion clinic run by late-term abortionist Martin Haskell, has lost its bid for exemption from a law requiring it to maintain hospital transfer agreements, Operation Rescue reports. According to a letter from the state health department, Haskell has 30 days to either provide a written transfer agreement or lose his facility license, shutting down his clinic. Haskell had submitted an alleged agreement with Wright State Physicians Women’s Health Care and Premiere Health Miami Valley Hospital, but named no specific physicians at the former, and the President and CEO of the latter, Mark Shaker, maintains it...
  • Peter Singer doesn’t want tax dollars to pay for disabled babies

    06/30/2015 4:51:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 47 replies
    lifedynamics.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | Life Dynamics
    While pro-life advocates work to remove tax funded abortions, Princeton University bio-ethicist, Peter Singer says he doesn’t want his tax dollars to pay for disabled babies. In a radio interview in April with WorldNet Daily’s Aaron Klein, Peter Singer argued it is “reasonable” for government or private insurance companies to deny treatment to severely disabled babies. Singer is both an advocate for abortion as well as infanticide. On his faculty page, under the heading: The Sanctity of Human Life, Singer openly argues for infanticide: “Newborn human babies have no sense of their own existence over time. So killing a newborn...
  • New laws in Tennessee include 48-hour waiting period for abortion

    06/30/2015 4:46:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    whnt.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | Associated Press,
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A new Tennessee law that requires a 48-hour waiting period before an abortion is one of many new laws taking effect on July 1. The abortion measure passed during the recent legislative session affects all seven of the state’s abortion clinics. Another measure will require abortion facilities performing more than 50 abortions a year be held to the same health and safety standards as other out-patient surgical facilities.
  • Supreme Court Takes No Action on Mississippi Abortion Law

    06/30/2015 4:42:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | Jun 30 2015, | Pete Williams
    The U.S. Supreme Court today took no action on a dispute over a Mississippi abortion law that requires doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at local hospitals. As a result, the law will remain on hold for several more months — perhaps until the court decides whether to take a similar law from Texas. The Supreme Court Monday blocked enforcement of the Texas law while it's on appeal.
  • Louisiana Court Holds Hearing on Pro-Life Law Requiring Abortionists to Have Admitting Privileges

    06/30/2015 4:39:18 PM PDT · by Morgana
    lifenews.com ^ | Jun 30, 2015 | Louisiana Right to Life
    Yesterday, after six full days of testimony, Judge John deGravelles of the Middle Federal District Court in Baton Rouge brought the trial regarding Louisiana’s 2014 HB 388 / Act 620 to a close. The six days included testimony from both the plaintiffs of the abortion industry and the defendants from the state of Louisiana’s Department of Health and Hospitals. Witnesses from both sides includes many doctors, academics, and even Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Kathy Kliebert. The trial revealed that three abortion physicians in Louisiana currently have admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles of an abortion facility...
  • Parents, don’t be fooled: The sex-ed agenda is more sinister than you know

    06/30/2015 4:34:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | Jun 30, 2015 | Jonathon van Maren
    It's a rare, if not historic pushback—tens of thousands of people across the Canadian province of Ontario are announcing loudly that they oppose the new sex education curriculum proposed by the province’s premier, Kathleen Wynne. Large numbers of protestors have made their voices heard in front of Wynne's office, in front of the provincial legislature at Queen's Park, and at the offices of Members of Provincial Parliament across the province. Harking from every culture and ethnic group, the protestors are demanding one thing: Let kids be kids. The entire phenomenon is startling for a number of reasons. First of all,...
  • Drone set to deliver abortion pills to Ireland

    06/30/2015 4:29:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    newsweek.com ^ | 6/30/15 | Eilish O'Gara
    A women's rights group say they are planning on distributing abortion medication by drone in Ireland after they successfully delivered a batch of pills from Germany to Poland last week. The drone set off from Frankfurt an der Oder, on the border with Poland, and delivered the medication to two pregnant women waiting in Slubice who then took the pills, which had been prescribed by a German doctor. After the drone had landed, German police arrived and confiscated the pilot's controllers and iPad, although no one was arrested. Dr Rebecca Gomperts, founder and director of Women on Waves, the not-for-profit...
  • Planned Parenthood laments having to rely on abortion ‘circuit riders’ to kill babies in Nebraska

    06/30/2015 4:23:25 PM PDT · by Morgana
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jun 29, 2015 | Susan Michelle
    It seems Planned Parenthood of the Heartland has a hiring problem. The Norfolk Daily News reports Sunday on the difficult the abortion giant is having keeping an abortion doctor employed. Earlier this year, Dr. C.J. LaBenz, their abortionist, left, as Live Action reported in April. Planned Parenthood’s Omaha and Lincoln clinics were left without a regular abortionist. Lest the baby killing be left undone, Planned Parenthood, the organization always begging for money, flies an abortion doctor from Massachusetts to Nebraska. However, he or she can only abort on a part-time basis; therefore, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland now kills babies...
  • UPDATE: Judge blocks abortion law from going into effect Wednesday

    06/30/2015 4:00:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    palmbeachpost.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | Christine Stapleton
    A judge this afternoon granted an emergency injunction that blocks Florida’s newest abortion law from going into effect tomorrow as planned. The new law requires women to wait at least 24-hours after meeting in person with her doctor before the procedure can go forward. The law, which was scheduled to go into effect on Wednesday, will remain blocked while the case proceeds. In an 11-page ruling, Leon County Circuit Court Judge Charles Francis emphasized that he was not ruling on whether the law violated a woman’s right to privacy but whether the groups that sought the emergency order were entitled...
  • Supreme Court Stops Texas Abortion Clinics from Being Shut Down for Now

    06/30/2015 11:10:27 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    breitbart ^ | 29 Jun 2015 | Lana Shadwick
    The Supreme Court of the United States ruled on Monday to stay the order of a lower federal court requiring abortion clinics in Texas to close or remain closed. The order from the court in Whole Woman’s Health et al. v. Cole, Comm’r, Texas DHS, et al. maintains the status quo while the Court decides whether to decide the case on the merits on any appeal. Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Antonin Scalia, Justice Clarence Thomas, and Justice Samuel Alito, voted to deny the application for stay. Breitbart Texas reported that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit...
  • SCOTUS Ruling Keeps Texas Abortion Clinics Open Without New Regulations

    06/30/2015 10:58:59 AM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Jun 29, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    Just when Texas pro-lifers thought they had finally shaken off opponents to a bill that threatens the state's abortion clinics, SCOTUS has halted their celebration. In another confusing turn of events for House Bill 2, a pro-life bill that bans abortions at 20 weeks and strengthens regulations for the state's abortion clinics, the Supreme Court of the United States just sided with the clinics and granted a stay in the case, allowing them to remain open for the time being. The justices voted 5-4 to grant an emergency appeal from the clinics after a federal appeals court upheld new regulations...
  • Analysis: Kansas abortion ruling could have sweeping effects

    06/30/2015 10:50:15 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    timesunion.com ^ | June 28, 2015 | JOHN HANNA, AP Political Writer
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A judge's decision to block Kansas from banning a common second-trimester abortion procedure eventually could reshape the state's legal climate and intensify conservative Republicans' push to change how the highest court is selected. The law prohibiting a procedure that critics describe as dismembering a fetus likely creates too big an obstacle for women seeking abortions, Shawnee County District Court Judge Larry Hendricks ruled last week, an order that'll remain in effect until he reviews a lawsuit filed by an abortion rights group. He also declared that the Kansas Constitution creates a right to an abortion that...
  • Girl, 13, Arrested For Vicious Videotaped Attack On Classmate, Young Boy

    06/29/2015 3:00:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    smokinggun.com ^ | June 29, 2015 | smokinggun
    Texas cops last night arrested a 13-year-old girl in connection with a viral video showing her attacking a classmate who was holding a small child in her lap. The teenager surrendered to police and was booked into the Dallas County Henry Wade Juvenile Detention Center on assault and injury to a child charges. Video of the attack can be seen below. Investigators--who did not identify the defendant due to her age--began probing the girl after video of the June 19 assault was posted online. The attack occurred outside an elementary school in Rowlett, a Dallas suburb, and was the result...
  • NC prison worker had sex with convicted murderer and helped in escape, officials say

    06/28/2015 11:50:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    wncn.com ^ | June 28, 2015, | Rod Overton, WNCN News
    POLKTON, NC (WNCN) — The North Carolina Department of Public Safety and local law enforcement officers are on the lookout for an escaped inmate from a facility in Anson County. And, on Sunday, they say a woman who worked at the prison had sex with the escapee — and helped him escape. The NC Dept. of Public Safety says the inmate, Kristopher McNeil, was discovered missing just after midnight Saturday morning. Investigators believe he scaled the fence of the Brown Creek Minimum Unit in Polkton, about 45 miles east of Charlotte. McNeil, age 34, was serving a 14-year sentence for...
  • Meet Jay Cook, the Hero Sergeant Who Caught Escaped Prisoner David Sweat

    06/28/2015 8:25:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | Jun 28, 2015, | EMILY SHAPIRO
    A veteran New York State Police sergeant was alone and on a routine patrol when he shot and captured convicted murderer David Sweat Sunday afternoon. At about 3:20 p.m., State Police Sgt. Jay Cook was supervising a perimeter post when he spotted Sweat on a road near Route 30 in the area of Constable, New York, approximately 1.5 miles south of the Canadian border. Authorities believe Sweat was trying to make a final break toward the border, officials said. Cook ordered him to stop, but Sweat then turned and fled across a field, New York State Police Superintendent Joseph D'Amico...
  • Pro-choice activist: abortion is about the right to “play God”

    06/28/2015 7:03:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    clinicquotes.com ^ | June 27, 2015 | Sarah Terzo
    Pro-choice activist Ellen Willis, whom the book Women of Color and the Reproductive Rights Movement describes as a “well-known feminist journalist,” was interviewed in 1996. She said that her early abortion rights work was about: “asserting autonomy and subjecthood; it was about the right to have sex, play God, to bring life into the world.” Jennifer Nelson Women of Color and the Reproductive Rights Movement (New York: New York University Press, 2003) 3
  • Abortion is pro-life, not violence, says pastor

    06/28/2015 6:36:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies
    clinicquotes.com ^ | June 28, 2015 | Sarah Terzo
    “Because the fetus feels no pain, a function of the brain as yet undeveloped, and the woman acts under her own will and conscience, it is still not violence to a human being.… It is not enough to say that abortion is not violent. Abortion is a positive decision and not a lesser evil. It gives women control over their lives, their fertility, their education, their vocations, and their responsibility to their families, and is therefore profamily and pro-life.” Pro-choice Methodist pastor John M Swomley John M Swomley Compulsory Pregnancy: the War against American Women (Amherst, New York: Humanist Press,...
  • SEE IT: Texas teen rips girl by the hair from toddler, beats her up as other youths cheer...

    06/28/2015 3:43:48 PM PDT · by Morgana · 127 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | June 27, 2015 | BY Tobias Salinger
    FULL TITLE: SEE IT: Texas teen rips girl by the hair from toddler, beats her up as other youths cheer (WARNING - GRAPHIC VIDEO) A Texas teen wrenches another girl away from a 3-year-old relative by the victim's hair and beats her as other teens cheer in disturbing footage that has surfaced online. Police in Dallas suburb Rowlett say the family of the 13-year-old who assaulted the other girl June 19 behind an elementary school will bring her to authorities, who aren’t releasing the juvenile’s name.
  • Minneapolis teen charged with murder after stomping girlfriend’s crying daughter to death

    06/28/2015 3:25:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 71 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | June 17, 2015 | BY Doyle Murphy
    A Minneapolis teen stomped his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter to death to keep her from crying. Cody Feran-Baum, 17, admitted to investigators he kicked little Sophia O’Neill in the back, laid her on the floor and stomped on her back, authorities said. “It was, it was bad,” Feran-Baum said when asked how hard he’d kicked the tot. “It was hard.” The vicious blows split the girl’s left kidney and pancreas in two, ripped her liver loose from a ligament, fractured eight ribs and collapsed a lung. Feran-Baum, who is not Sophia’s father, was babysitting on June 9 while the mother left...
  • David Sweat, Second New York Prison Escapee, Is Shot and Captured

    06/28/2015 2:49:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | JUNE 28, 2015 | WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM, RICK ROJAS and J. DAVID GOODMAN
    MALONE, N.Y. — David Sweat, the surviving prison escapee on the run in northern New York for three weeks, was shot by a state trooper on Sunday, according to the authorities. Mr. Sweat, 35, was alive and in custody, Sheriff David Favro of Clinton County said. He was taken to Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone. His condition was not immediately available. The shooting occurred after Sgt. Jay Cook of the State Police saw a suspicious man walking down a roadway in the Town of Constable, accordin to the state police. The sergeant ordered Mr. Sweat to stop, but he...
  • Detroit EMT fired after refusing to help baby

    06/28/2015 10:10:14 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    clickondetroit.com ^ | June 26 2015 | : Shawn Ley, Local 4 Reporter,
    DETROIT - The Detroit fire commissioner has fired an EMT who refused to help a baby when she was just minutes away from the home. Commissioner Edsel Jenkins said Ann Marie Thomas's employment with the Detroit Fire Department has been terminated. "Today, we conducted an appeals hearing, which Ms. Thomas requested. After reviewing all of the facts of this incident, I have determined that the appropriate course of action is to terminate Ms. Thomas' employment with the Detroit Fire Department effective immediately," said Jenkins in a statement released Wednesday.
  • Marie Stopes doctor and nurses 'bungled woman's abortion then sent her home despite....

    06/28/2015 9:49:20 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 19 June 2015 | Euan McLelland For MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Marie Stopes doctor and nurses 'bungled woman's abortion then sent her home despite symptoms of internal bleeding that killed her just hours later' A doctor and two nurses appeared in court today charged with the manslaughter of a pregnant woman who died from massive blood loss following a bungled abortion. Aisha Chithira, 32, had travelled from Dublin to a west London branch of the Marie Stopes clinic for the procedure on January 21, 2012 and collapsed hours later in a taxi in Slough, Berkshire. The cause of her death was given as 'extensive internal bleeding' following the abortion,...
  • Federal Judge's Order Allows Two TN Abortion Clinics To Remain Open

    06/28/2015 9:38:06 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    newschannel9.com ^ | June 27 2015 | newschannel9
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two Tennessee abortion clinics will not have to shut down on July 1 after a federal judge issued a temporary restraining order. The Tennessean reports (http://tnne.ws/1REsBmk) U.S. District Judge Kevin Sharp issued an order on Friday that blocks the state from enforcing a new law requiring clinics to be licensed as ambulatory surgical treatment centers. The clinics claimed in a hearing there was no way they could obtain the licenses in time to comply with the new law.
  • Dutch campaigners fly abortion pills into Poland

    06/27/2015 7:06:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 27 June 2015 | BBC
    Dutch campaigners have used a drone to fly abortion pills into Poland. The group, Women on Waves, flew the aircraft from Germany to highlight Poland's restrictive laws against terminating pregnancies. Waiting for the drone on the other side were two Polish women who took the pills, used to induce a miscarriage in the early stages of pregnancy. Abortion was legal in Poland in the Communist era, but outlawed in most cases in 1993. It is only permitted in cases of rape or incest, in cases of irreversible foetal malformation, or if the mother's life is at risk. The drone took...
  • Behold Salon’s craziest pro-abortion essay yet

    06/27/2015 6:51:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | June 26, 2015 | Calvin Freiburger
    There are many ways to spot a fanatic, but a particularly damning one is when, on the rare instance where one admits to acting fanatical, it’s still somehow the victim’s fault. This was on full display in a recent Salon column by Catherine Landis, a Planned Parenthood of Middle & East Tennessee board member and Knoxville Advocates of Reproductive Rights community action team leader. In a piece that stunningly alternates between confessions of abominably unjustified incivility and suggesting it was totally justified, Landis recounts an encounter with a pro-lifer at Tennessee early voting station last November in which she “didn’t...
  • Why I am not Protestant (Non-Denominational, Baptist, Pentecostal, etc)

    06/27/2015 6:34:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 329 replies
    catholic365.com ^ | 6/17/2015 | By Shaila D Touchton
    According to recent statistics, in the United States alone, there are 327,717 Protestant churches and 19,863 Catholic churches. However, despite the numerous individual congregations here and throughout the world, there’s really only one true Church. Even though many churches have differences in doctrinal opinions or other characteristics, every church which is based on Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord is a part of the true Church. Amazingly, there are thousands of different denominational and independent Christian churches who, for the most part, agree on the basic fundamentals of Christ, but who maintain their separate groups for relatively minor issues. They...
  • Nurses share how babies born alive after abortions are killed or left to die

    06/27/2015 12:29:58 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jun 26, 2015 | Sarah Terzo
    In the United States, the Born Alive Infant Protection Act requires abortionists and staff to give medical care to a child accidentally born alive during an abortion. However, Live Action has discovered through undercover investigations that many abortionists ignore this law. Babies are also born alive after abortions in Europe. The ACLJ, which is promoting legislation to protect these infants, has compiled testimonies from nurses and midwives. MK, a student nurse in France, tells the following story: The child was born alive, and to prevent it from crying, the doctor quickly covered his face. He was then taken into a...
  • Texas Religious Schools Lose in Obamacare Abortion-Drug Mandate Case

    06/26/2015 4:20:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    dailysignal.com ^ | June 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Slattery
    Earlier this week, religious employers suffered another loss at the hands of the coercive Obamacare Health and Human Services mandate. A U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit panel ruled against East Texas Baptist University and a group of other non-profit religious employers in their challenge to the Obamacare requirement that they facilitate health care coverage for employees that includes contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs and devices, or fill out a form notifying the Department of Health and Human Services that they have a religious objection to providing such coverage. This so-called “accommodation” then initiates the process of the government...
  • N.Y. prison escapee Richard Matt fatally shot: official

    06/26/2015 2:06:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | June 26, 2015 | Tribune wire reports
    One of two convicted killers who staged a brazen escape from an upstate maximum-security prison and had been hunted for three weeks was shot and killed Friday, but the other is still on the run. An official with knowledge of the manhunt said Richard Matt was killed and David Sweat is still on the run. The official wasn't authorized to talk about the development publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity.
  • Democrat Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz Tries to Make Churches Fund Abortions. She Fails

    06/26/2015 1:33:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | June 26, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    Earlier this week, the head of the Democratic party attempted to force Americans,including churches, to pay for abortions. On Wednesday, the House Appropriations Committee considered the bill making appropriations for Labor, Health and Human Services and Education. The legislation contains a number of important pro-life policies and Democrat Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz filed an amendment to strike the conscience protections contained in Sec. 530 of the appropriations bill. The language in that section comes from a pro-life bill, H.R. 940, the Healthcare Conscience Rights Act, and provides relief from the conscience violations imposed by the HHS Preventive Services Mandate. It...
  • Mitch McConnell commits to abortion ban vote

    06/26/2015 10:53:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 39 replies
    politico.com ^ | 6/19/15 | By Burgess Everett
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell guaranteed a vote on a bill imposing a federal ban on abortions after 20 weeks of gestation, telling a conservative crowd in Washington that a vote on the divisive legislation would be “good news for our entire country.” Though the bill passed the House earlier this year after a row over rape-reporting requirements in the legislation, the Senate’s version from Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is a long-shot to pass the Senate’s 60-vote threshold. Several moderate Republicans like Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois and Susan Collins of Maine are likely to oppose the legislation, and only a...
  • Will Planned Parenthood Side With The Satanists?

    06/26/2015 10:44:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    blaze.com ^ | June 26, 2015 | Kristan Hawkins
    If a woman is seeking to have an abortion in the state of Missouri, it is required that she be given medical information on abortion, how the fetus can feel pain by 22 weeks and wait 72 hours before having the abortion. For Satanists, these restrictions are unconstitutional and violate their “religious” beliefs. Uh, ok. So the Satanists filed a federal lawsuit this week against the governor of Missouri and the state’s attorney general asking for a religious exemption to the law. They don’t believe that a human prenatal child is a separate, living being, as science has proven, and...
  • Three Tennessee abortion clinics sue, seek to block new laws

    06/26/2015 10:35:14 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    knoxnews.com ^ | June 26, 2015 | Anita Wadhwani, The Tennessean
    Three abortion clinics and an obstetrician-gynecologist have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to immediately block two new Tennessee abortion laws set to take effect on Wednesday. The legal challenge asks that a court immediately block a law that requires clinics performing 50 or more surgical abortions each year to be regulated as ambulatory surgical treatment centers.
  • Woman asks for $1 million, or she will abort her 7-week baby

    06/26/2015 10:30:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 64 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | June 25, 2015 | Susan Michelle
    Her abortion is allegedly scheduled for July 10, but one anonymous mother is demanding that pro-lifers give her $1 million to keep her from killing her preborn baby through an abortion. The woman, who says she will do her “best to remain anonymous in this process as what I aim to prove has nothing to do with me personally,” claims that pro-lifers don’t actually care about the life of a child. She writes: “On July 7th I will start accepting donations on this page. I will accept donations for 72 hours, the same amount of time this state currently requires...