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  • How yesterday’s sextremists shaped today’s sex ed

    01/28/2015 1:20:09 PM PST · by wagglebee · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/28/15 | Valerie Huber
    January 28, 2015 (ThePublicDiscourse.com) -- It reads like fiction: an estimated 50 to 75 percent of American men were infected with a sexually transmitted disease (STD); in thousands of families, an STD killed one, two, even five of their children; and an incredible 30 percent of all blindness was attributed to STDs. The transmission of STDs was an urgent concern of national health and security—so serious, in fact, that soldiers were court-martialed if they were found to be infected. These statistics are not from a third-world country in the midst of the AIDs pandemic. These are estimates of syphilis and gonorrhea...
  • Self-concept and how it influences the same-sex ‘marriage’ debate

    01/28/2015 10:45:11 AM PST · by wagglebee · 25 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/27/15 | John-Henry Westen
    It is no secret that the Catholic Church is under severe social pressure to promote homosexuality and to depart from the idea that holy marriage between opposite-sex couples should be the only form of marriage promoted. As well, the new “Celibacy Movement” for “Gay Catholics” is being pushed into the limelight, despite its misguided approach to growing in holiness. LifeSiteNews is proud to present a novel perspective on the debate around same-sex ‘marriage’ authored by a person who experiences same-sex attractions but who joyfully chooses to live chastely, in accordance with Catholic teachings. He is a member of Courage International,...
  • Lindsey Graham: I’ll make it easier to have a late-term abortion after rape in Senate version...

    01/28/2015 9:31:04 AM PST · by wagglebee · 41 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/28/15 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 28, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- After a revolt by Republican women indefinitely delayed the House vote on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Act, Sen. Lindsey Graham has promised that when he introduces his version in the Senate he will leave out a provision requiring women to report their rapes to the authorities. “Nobody’s for rape,” Graham told Roll Call, the newspaper of Capitol Hill. Republican congresswomen led by Renee Ellmers and Jackie Walorski spiked the vote, which was to take place on the same day as the 2015 March for Life, over a legal mandate that women who...
  • After 12 Years in a Coma This Man Said “I Was Aware of Everything,” But He’s Not The Only One

    01/23/2015 8:05:13 AM PST · by wagglebee · 110 replies
    Life News ^ | 1/23/15 | Ken Connor
    The history of human knowledge as it relates to the human body is a fascinating and terrible thing. In every age, the ability for physicians and other medical practitioners to effectively treat wounds or combat disease has been constrained by the technology – or lack thereof – available at the time. In the past, people often died from illnesses or injuries that are quite treatable today. Over the centuries, we’ve come a long way. Our understanding of human physiology and biology has enabled us to improve quality of life and extend life expectancy beyond anything our ancestors could have imagined.Despite...
  • Abortion Activist: “Yes Babies in the Womb are Human Being, But So What”

    01/23/2015 7:59:58 AM PST · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | 1/23/15 | Sarah Zagorski
    In 2013, pro-abortion writer, Mary Elizabeth Williams penned an article titled, “So What if Abortion Ends Life?” Honestly, her article is probably the most outrageous piece of abortion propaganda I’ve every read. However, it was surprisingly refreshing because I don’t think I’ve ever heard an abortion advocate blatantly admit, “Yes, babies in the womb are human beings, but so what.”Williams starts by explaining that one of the most clever moves pro-lifers have ever pulled was our so-called “co-opting of the word “life.’” She writes, “Life! Who wants to argue with that? Who wants be on the side of … not-life?...
  • Local pastor says abortion industry targets blacks

    01/23/2015 6:53:20 AM PST · by wagglebee · 11 replies
    New Castle News ^ | 1/23/15 | Dan Irwin
    Identity theft, the Rev. David Young says, is nothing new.Its been going on for hundreds years with African Americans as its target, according to the pastor of Prevailing Word World Outreach Center. And today, he adds, it is made manifest in a disproportionately high number of black abortions.Young spoke earlier this week at the Light a Candle for Life program that followed the lighting of 1,000 luminaries on Kennedy Square. The theme of the annual pro-life event was “Black Lives Matter — Every Life Matters,” and Young painted a picture of a centuries-long effort to marginalize and diminish American blacks.Since...
  • New York Times Wants to Force Nursing Homes to Starve Alzheimer’s Patients to Death

    01/21/2015 12:54:18 PM PST · by wagglebee · 26 replies
    Life News ^ | 1/21/15 | Wesley J. Smith
    Immoral bioethical policies and practices advance toward implementation through discourse–first in professional journals, and then in elite popular media columns.That process is now gearing up regarding what I call “VSED-by-Proxy.”VSED stands for “voluntary stopping eating and drinking”–suicide by self-starvation–pushed for the elderly and others by those compaaaaa–ssssss–ionate death zealots at the Hemlock Society Compassion and Choices.But what about mentally incompetent residents of nursing homes who willingly eat, but who years previously stated in an advance medical directive that they wanted to be made dead by starvation under such circumstances?We see increasing advocacy in bioethics that nursing homes be required to...
  • British judge suspended and ‘re-educated’ for thinking children do best with a mom and dad

    01/21/2015 12:37:01 PM PST · by wagglebee · 15 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/20/15 | Steve Weatherbe
    Richard Page, a 68-year-old British Justice of the Peace and evangelical Christian, has been condemned by the country’s highest legal authorities, suspended, and subjected to a day-long re-education session to rid him of the dangerous belief that a child would be better off being adopted by a family with a mother and a father than by a same-sex couple. Page sat on a family court tribunal last summer to consider a social worker’s recommendation that a foster child be adopted by a gay couple. “I raised some questions in private with the other judges, including that I thought that because...
  • Transgenderism: a thought experiment

    01/16/2015 11:35:54 AM PST · by wagglebee · 28 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/15/15 | Katy French Talento
    A recent piece in The Federalist by Stella Morabito captures some of the political and statistical realities surrounding transgenderism.  The ease with which societal elites in academia, medicine, and Hollywood sanction a child's war against his own body and call it healthy, normal, or something to celebrate has its foundation in the contraceptive revolution of our culture.  Women were told that the very thing that most marks them as a woman, their wondrous reproductive systems, their fertility, is their enemy.  If only they can break free from the tyranny of their own bodies, they will be free.  But we cannot break free from our bodies...
  • Amanda Marcotte, Eugenicist

    01/16/2015 10:27:50 AM PST · by wagglebee · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/15/15 | Kevin D. Williamson
    The main reason that the abortion movement cannot quite disentangle itself from its roots in 19th-century eugenics is the niggling, persistent fact that it doesn’t really want to. Consider this from Amanda Marcotte, who is clutching her ironically worn thrift-store pearls over the fact that Indiana may pass a law that would make it a crime for parents to kill their children over a disability. No one is well served when children with disabilities are forced on families that know they don’t have the emotional or financial resources to help them. And this entire bill, which is supported by...
  • After Scan Showed Possible Disability, My Doctor Suggested Amniocentesis for One Horrible Reason

    01/16/2015 5:52:33 AM PST · by wagglebee · 8 replies
    Life News ^ | 1/15/15 | Dr. Karen Forrest
    When I went to see the midwife at 36 weeks of pregnancy, I did not expect to find myself leaving in the back of an ambulance.My BP [blood pressure] was 200/115 and there were 4 pluses of protein in my urine. My non-medical husband was bewildered and we both wondered what would happen next.A few hours later, my BP was 160/100, but an ultrasound had shown that our baby was very small – about the size you’d expect at 28 weeks. There were no structural abnormalities, the cord blood flow and placenta seemed normal and there was no obvious cause...
  • Doctors Tell Mom to Abort Two of Her Triplets, “No, I Won’t Sacrifice Two of My Babies to Save One”

    01/16/2015 5:43:10 AM PST · by wagglebee · 22 replies
    Life News ^ | 1/15/15 | Steven Ertelt
    A mother in Britain has told her doctors that she will definitely not take their advice to terminate the lives of two of her triplet babies in abortions in order to supposedly save the life of one of them.Jaime Halsey and husband were told they were expecting twins in October but an ultrasound scan showed one baby was 25 per cent smaller than others. Her physicians recommended an abortion, but she’s refused saying she will continue the pregnancy and hope for the best even though doctors claim the chance of all three babies surviving is 50-50.The abortion selection is known...
  • Doctors Said Our Son’s Life Wasn’t Worth Saving Because He Has Trisomy 18

    01/14/2015 9:33:52 AM PST · by wagglebee · 44 replies
    Life News ^ | 1/14/15 | Sheryl Crosier
    Before Simon’s arrival my husband, Scott, and I lost six children through miscarriage. With each loss the sting of pain was greater. After we lost our daughter Faith in September 2008, we rid our home of most of our baby items.Losing a child is a pain so deep that is difficult for anyone to grasp. It can be like falling down a chasm that seems to have no bottom. The chasm is lined with thorn branches that scrape and pull at your skin when you remember what you have lost.When we learned we were expecting in early 2010, Scott and...
  • ‘Quartet of Truth’: Adult children of gay parents testify against same-sex ‘marriage’ at 5th Circuit

    01/14/2015 6:41:31 AM PST · by wagglebee · 36 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/13/15 | Kirsten Andersen
    As the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals considers whether to strike down laws in three states banning same-sex “marriage,” four adult children of homosexual parents have filed court briefings arguing that government-sanctioned homosexual unions could lead to disaster for thousands of kids.Katy Faust, Dawn Stefanowicz, B.N. Klein, and Robert Oscar Lopez, who were all raised by homosexual parents, each submitted briefs to the 5th Circuit opposing the legalization of same-sex “marriage.”  Recounting childhood memories of households made deeply dysfunctional by their parents’ sexual appetites and the radical subculture that went along with their “gay” identities, all four argued that redefining...
  • Canadian proposal to euthanize incompetent

    01/14/2015 6:32:07 AM PST · by wagglebee · 28 replies
    LifeSiteNew ^ | 1/13/15 | Wesley J. Smith
    In the 1990s the Canadian Supreme Court ruled that assisted suicide is not a constitutional right. But the Court has again taken up the issue–and hence, I suspect the handwriting is on the wall.  That seems so clear that culture of death advocates are already making serious proposals to determine the look of the beast that seems to be a-aborning. University of Victoria bioethicist Eike-Henner W. Kluge has made news with a “Legislative Proposal” that would:1. Establish euthanasia death courts–also being proposed in the UK–in a country that doesn’t permit capital punishment;2. Allow a broad license to be euthanized based on almost wholly subjective criteria;3....
  • Lesbian premier orders Ontario’s sex-ed update to teach kids about giving sexual ‘consent’

    01/13/2015 6:14:16 AM PST · by wagglebee · 32 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/12/15 | Pete Baklinski
    Former Deputy Minister of Education Dr. Ben Levin (L), who was arrested in 2013 for making child pornography, attends Toronto Pride in 2013 with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne. Ontario’s lesbian Premier, Kathleen Wynne, has specifically requested that the proposed sex-education curriculum slated for all schools next fall include a component teaching kids about giving sexual “consent” from “the very earliest stages.”Wynne asked the Ministry of Education to “finalize a new health and physical education curriculum that gets at some of the root causes of gender inequality, and starts at the very earliest stages to develop an understanding of healthy...
  • The right to life is ‘the foundation of our society’: Sam Brownback at second inaugural address

    01/13/2015 6:03:09 AM PST · by wagglebee · 5 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/12/15 | Ben Johnson
    The respect for life at every stage of development, from birth to natural death, is “the foundation of our society” and the surest path to a renewed nation, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback said in his second inaugural address earlier today.Yet America is facing a “crisis of the family” that plunges children into poverty, undermines upward mobility, and casts a lingering shadow over the nation's future.Family breakdown is “a principle issue that must be addressed for us to move forward,” he said after taking the oath of office for the second time in Topeka.Brownback warned that too many people had failed...
  • Duty to Die: Author Says Too Few People in Oregon are Requesting Assisted Suicide

    01/12/2015 8:10:58 AM PST · by wagglebee · 26 replies
    Life News ^ | 1/12/15 | Wesley J. Smith
    Just as an illustration of where too many among the intelligentsia and technocratic classes are concerning euthanasia: I would like to briefly review a book review by former New England Journal of Medicine executive editor–and assisted suicide booster–Marcia Angell.Angell reviews Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, by Atul Gawande. I have read the book and written a review, not yet published, so I can’t expound on that here. But I would like to focus on Angell’s increasing zeal for legalizing assisted suicide–and now, in this review, euthanasia.Angell spends about a quarter of her long review discussing just...
  • Europe's Euthanasia Craze

    01/09/2015 12:24:27 PM PST · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    First Things ^ | 1/9/15 | Tom Wilson
    The case of Frank Van Den Bleeken—the Belgian murderer and rapist who requested to be euthanized rather than spend life in prison—has provoked its fair share of comment. And rightly so, for the facts of this case are shocking. But far more shocking is the rapidly growing euthanasia culture that made this whole affair possible. The increasing normalization of euthanasia is just one of many social trends that reveals a Europe that is becoming profoundly estranged from its Judeo-Christian heritage. As that happens, European societies are losing the moral and spiritual anchor with which to resist the gradual slide into...
  • How $500 Million Tax Dollars Helped Planned Parenthood

    01/09/2015 9:08:17 AM PST · by wagglebee · 8 replies
    American Center for Law and Justice ^ | 1/9/15 | Matthew Clark
    Earlier this week I unpacked Planned Parenthood’s fallacious reporting mechanisms which attempt to hide the fact that they are the nation’s leader in aborting babies.Planned Parenthood admittedly aborted at least 327,653 unborn babies last year and took in $528.4 million in our tax dollars, 41% of its total revenue, last year.Since you and I are handing the abortion giant more than half a billion dollars of our hard earned tax dollars each year, maybe we should be able to ask what we helped pay for this year.Supposedly, according to federal law (the Hyde Amendment), no federal funds can be used...
  • By lifting blood ban for gay men, FDA decides feelings are more important than lives

    01/08/2015 7:14:04 AM PST · by wagglebee · 19 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/715 | Dustin Siggins
    Just before Christmas, the deputy director of the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) told reporters that the agency had decided to lift the lifetime ban on blood donations from men who have had sex with men. While the details still have to be worked out, as does a period of public comment this year, the FDA intends to institute a one-year ban it says fits in with current evidence.And what evidence is that? According to the Associated Press: Marks said some of the most compelling evidence for changing the policy comes from Australia, which put in place a one-year ban...
  • The painful irony of those ‘Slut-walks’

    01/06/2015 1:30:11 PM PST · by wagglebee · 20 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/6/15 | Jonathon van Maren
    It is interesting to note the evolution of our culture’s perception of values over time. The word “prude,” for example, brings to mind a dour, asexual—if not anti-sexual—person, with whom there may well be something fundamentally wrong. However, it has a very different origin, deriving from the word “prudence”—which used to be considered quite a valuable trait. Some etymologists say it even derives from the French prudefemme, meaning a “respectable woman.” But traits like “respectableness” and “prudence” have fallen out of fashion. And thus it is that the brave warriors of today’s aging and disease-ridden Sexual Revolution, without any morally...
  • Is killing unborn babies who might suffer compassionate?

    01/06/2015 7:40:40 AM PST · by wagglebee · 31 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/5/15 | Alanna Gomez
    If you’ve ever read a newspaper, or just stepped outside the safety of your home, you know there are many people in the world who suffer terribly. Many of these people are young, innocent children. Over the past couple months, I've had several people claim that by opposing abortion, I must not care about those children who are suffering. They are very much mistaken.It isn’t that I don’t acknowledge the difficult circumstances in which someone might consider abortion in order to spare a child from enduring great pain and suffering. I do. I can even understand why someone might think...
  • Doctors Euthanize 650 Babies Under Assisted Suicide Law in the Netherlands

    01/05/2015 8:57:17 AM PST · by wagglebee · 23 replies
    Life News ^ | 1/2/15 | Sarah Zagorski
    In 2013, 650 babies died under Holland’s assisted suicide law because their parents or doctors deemed their suffering too difficult to bear. Although the law was designed to help terminally ill patients have a dignified death, the right to die has also been granted to a growing number of people who are physically healthy but have psychological problems. Official figures show that 13 patients suffering from mental illness were euthanized in 2011; by 2013 this number had risen to 42 patients.And it is not just adults who are being euthanized. According to the Royal Dutch Medical Association, as many as...
  • Planned Parenthood Report: 327,653 Babies Aborted By Organization in 2013

    01/05/2015 6:45:38 AM PST · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    Christian News ^ | 1/3/15 | Heather Clark
    WASHINGTON – A newly-released report by the Planned Parenthood Federation of America shows that the organization performed over 300,000 abortions in 2013—the latest figures on record—equating to 37 abortions per hour or 1 almost every 90 seconds.The abortion giant releases the report each year to tout its achievements, which include services largely centering around sexual activity.“In 2014, Planned Parenthood expanded our reach—and deepened our impact—providing the health care and education that help millions of people pursue their dreams and realize their full potential, and advocating for full access to and equality in reproductive health care,” Planned Parenthood wrote in...
  • My 14-Year-Old Daughter Was Told She Wasn’t Really Raped Because She Didn’t Have an Abortion

    01/02/2015 6:18:35 AM PST · by wagglebee · 51 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/31/14 | Angi Grogg
    Four years ago, I was going through life like I had it all figured out — perfect family, perfect job, perfect home. Our proud military family was living the American dream — we had it all. On December 21, 2010 — the darkest day of the year, everything changed for us as a family. Little did we know our lives were forever transformed or what that ill-lighted date would come to represent.Mother’s Day 2011 — the memory of that day is so surreal. It is the day I found out our 14 year old daughter Pyper had been raped by...
  • To Defend the Disposable (Abortion and Eugenics)

    12/31/2014 7:07:18 AM PST · by wagglebee · 5 replies
    First Things ^ | 12/31/14 | George Weigel
    Dr. Jonathan Gruber, an economist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is best known these days for an imprudent lecture in which he suggested that the Obamacare bill (of which he was an intellectual architect) was deliberately crafted to be so complex that the stupid American people couldn’t possibly understand it. Gruber’s lecture opened a window into the arrogance of the secular clerisy: those enlightened members of the professoriate who know best and who, as a matter of duty, are going to give the dimwitted people what’s best for them—and give it to us good and hard. Yet many who...
  • Activists Propose “Death Doulas” to Push Elderly and Disabled Into Assisted Suicide

    12/31/2014 6:49:04 AM PST · by wagglebee · 27 replies
    LifeNews ^ | 12/30/14 | Wesley J. Smith
    The Hippocratic Oath is one of the last remaining impediments to the complete deprofessionalization of medicine.Doctors don’t take it much anymore, but the people still embrace its core purpose as an essential protection of their lives and wellbeing.Now, in the LA Times, a doctor and journalist try to put the Oath out of its misery by taking the primary responsibility for interacting with dying patients away from physicians and handing decision-making over to “death doulas.” From, “The Hippocratic Oath and the Terminally Ill,” by Nora Zamichow and Ken Murray: If we allow medicine to prolong life, should we also allow...
  • When Bioethics Has No Ethics: Pushing Medical Futility and Requiring Organ Donation

    12/24/2014 7:21:01 AM PST · by wagglebee · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/24/14 | Wesley J. Smith
    Julian Savulescu represents all that I find so objectionable about the mainstream bioethics movement.Rejecting the sanctity/equality of human life, utilitarian in outlook, embracing a eugenics point-of-view, the Oxford professor–what does that tell you?–would lead society in a way opposed by most of the very people bioethics claims to serve.Savulescu ”gets” that the field has not swept all before it–to which I would add, not for lack of trying. But he is clueless as to why.He writes that the alleged problem can be cured by somehow improving the “philosophy.” From, “Bioethics: Why Philosophy is Essential for Progress,” published in the radical...
  • The ‘Science’ of Eugenics: America’s Moral Detour

    12/23/2014 9:39:35 AM PST · by wagglebee · 33 replies
    Journal of the American Physicians and Surgeons ^ | Winter, 2014 | Marilyn M. Singleton, M.D., J.D.
    When most people think of eugenics, they think of the unspeakable acts of Adolf Hitler and Dr. Josef Mengele. But history tells us that some of America’s best and brightest promoted eugenics as settled science and necessary for the preservation of society. Within 100 years, our deep thinkers went from declaring that in our new country “all men are created equal” to espousing the idea that “some animals men are more equal than others.”1 Eugenics was popularized in the in the United States in the 1890s. High school and college textbooks from the 1920s through the 1940s often had chapters...
  • Sex-Selection Infanticide Dates Back to the Greeks: Girl Babies Were Killed, Thrown Into Sewers

    12/23/2014 8:20:55 AM PST · by wagglebee · 18 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/23/14 | Murray Vasser
    (LiveActionNews) — A common narrative in our society is that, by opposing abortion and infanticide, Christians are conducting a “war on women.” However, in a fascinating study entitled “The Rise of Christianity,” published by Princeton University Press, sociologist Rodney Stark argues that the phenomenal growth of “the obscure, marginal Jesus movement” was due in large part to women. Stark argues that early Christianity was “especially attractive to women” because “within the Christian subculture women enjoyed far higher status than did women in the Greco-Roman world at large.”Furthermore, Stark argues that the Christian opposition to abortion and infanticide was one of...
  • Christian activist calls out Walmart’s ‘increasing capitulation’ to gay agenda

    12/23/2014 8:11:53 AM PST · by wagglebee · 24 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/22/14 | Kirsten Andersen
    A prominent Christian activist is sounding the alarm about what he sees as Walmart’s “increasing capitulation” to the homosexual agenda, and calling on concerned citizens to contact the corporation to complain. Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH), alleged in a press release that Walmart is “going gay” in response to increasing public pressure from homosexual activists, donating thousands of dollars to pro-gay political groups and extending benefits to its employees’ same-sex “domestic partners.” LaBarbera particularly objected to a grant of between $25,000 and $50,000 that the company gave to the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund –...
  • Head of Pro-Abortion Group May Lead Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Campaign

    12/22/2014 11:25:04 AM PST · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/22/14 | Steven Ertelt
    One of the top possible candidates to lead Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has dropped out of contention. That has left the door open to the presidential of a leading pro-abortion group to become her campaign manager should she decide to run for presidential in 2016.Clinton is a longtime pro-abortion activists, opposing any pro-life limits on abortion and backing taxpayer funding of abortions. That gels with the views of Emily’s List, which opposes even a late-term abortion ban and requires that all of the candidates it endorses support forcing Americans to fund abortions.Now, reports indicate that Emily’s List’s president may run...
  • Suicide Rate for Women Having Abortions is Six Times Higher Than Women Giving Birth

    12/19/2014 7:10:39 AM PST · by wagglebee · 15 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/19/14 | Amy Sobie
    Voluntary guidelines for post-abortion mental health evaluations during the month following an abortion have failed to significantly decrease the rate of suicide after abortion in Finland, according to a new study.Finland adopted the guidelines after a large-scale study of women’s health records, published in 1997, found that the suicide rate among women who had undergone abortions in the prior year was three times higher compared to women in the general population and six times higher compared to women who gave birth.Mika Gissler of the National Institute for Health and Welfare, who was the lead author of the 1997 study, led...
  • This blogger praised Satanists for ‘supporting reproductive rights’

    12/18/2014 10:11:21 AM PST · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/18/14 | Ben Johnson
    p>If a pro-life website had said that the most vocal supporters of abortion-on-demand also have a soft spot for Satan, it would have become one of Right-Wing Watch's top tweets. But a left-wing website has posted an entry praising the devil's disciples for doing their part to thwart pro-life laws. In an article for the pro-abortion website Care2.com entitled “Four Ways Satanists are Improving the U.S. Government,” blogger Kevin Mathews wrote, “If there’s one religious group I’m really impressed with at this point, it’s the Satanists.”One of The Satanic Temple's four acts of faith that garnered Mathews' approval is “Supporting...
  • Killing Has Taken Its Toll: Abortion’s Slippery Slope Has Turned Into Euthanasia

    12/17/2014 11:53:14 AM PST · by wagglebee · 25 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/17/14 | Bobby Schindler
    Anybody paying attention to what has happened in our nation, and worldwide for that matter, regarding the lack of reverence for the dignity of life, is probably aware of the advances the culture of death has made over the past several decades. Here is some of what has happened:In 1968, a committee of 13 men at Harvard Medical School endorsed brain death as legal death; in 1981 it was approved by the American Medical Association. This has a profound effect on decisions regarding life and death and has placed physicians as the sole decision makers of who is alive and...
  • Infanticide now ‘debatable’ in bioethics - on its way to ‘justifiable

    12/17/2014 5:57:24 AM PST · by wagglebee · 51 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/16/14 | Wesley J. Smith
    The late Richard John Neuhaus famously wrote of bioethicists: Thousands of medical ethicists and bioethicists, as they are called, professionally guide the unthinkable on its passage through the debatable on the way to becoming the justifiable until it is finally established as unexceptionable. In my over 20 years engaged in trying to push back against the bioethics movement, I have found that to be an absolutely accurate formula.Take, as one example, dehydrating the cognitively devastated to death–a slow and potentially agonizing death. That was once unthinkable, it became debatable in the 1980s, and is now unexceptional.Allowing infanticide has now reached the “debatable on the way...
  • D.C. council eliminates religious schools’ protection from gay discrimination suits

    12/16/2014 12:42:15 PM PST · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/15/14 | Lisa Bourne
    A vote December 2 by the Washington, D.C., City Council could compel private religious schools and universities in the nation’s capital to allow groups that oppose the schools’ moral values access to their campuses, programs, and funds. The council voted to eliminate faith-based schools’ 25-year-old legal protections from discrimination lawsuits as part of a “human rights amendment.” Barring an act of Congress, D.C.’s religious schools will likely have to go against their religious values when it comes to permitting use to their campuses or programs. The city’s rules hold that it’s “unlawful discriminatory practice” to limit any use of facilities,...
  • Olympics now banned from any country restricting spread of homosexuality

    12/15/2014 6:09:45 AM PST · by wagglebee · 60 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/12/14 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    A decision Thursday by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will apply new restrictive anti-family pressure on nations wanting to host the Olympic Games. On December 8, the IOC unanimously approved a wide-ranging package of 40 recommendations, the Olympic Agenda 2020, that includes a rewording of its anti-discrimination Principle 6 clause to include a reference to "sexual orientation" as a protected category.Hosting the games, or ‘belonging to the Olympic movement’ as its styled by the IOC, “requires compliance with the Olympic Charter and recognition by the IOC." Thus, countries hoping to host Olympic Games in the future, such as the two...
  • Jahi McMath, Once Declared Dead, is Not Brain Dead Neurologists Say

    12/12/2014 11:35:26 AM PST · by wagglebee · 35 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/12/14 | Wesley J. Smith
    I accept properly diagnosed brain death as dead. Hence, when three doctors found that Jahi McMath was tragically gone, I accepted the diagnosis.But I also wrote that if her body did not deteriorate–as happens in almost all brain death cases–that would raise my eyebrows. Now, it’s one year later, and she remains here. My eyebrows are now above my receding hairline.Moreover, I am increasingly suspicious of the seeming ideological commitment of some to making sure she stays dead. The intensity of their resistance to even the possibility that a mistake has been made–or that we can learn something new about...
  • U.S. pastor faces ‘crimes against humanity’ charges for opposing gay agenda

    12/12/2014 7:09:11 AM PST · by wagglebee · 75 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/11/14 | Kirsten Andersen
    U.S. pastor and pro-family activist Scott Lively The First Circuit Court of Appeals has allowed a lawsuit to proceed against U.S. pastor Scott Lively accusing him of “crimes against humanity” for his overseas activism opposing the homosexual agenda.The plaintiffs are seeking unspecified damages "to be determined at trial" and a declaration that he violated "the laws of nations" by speaking against homosexual “rights.”Pastor Scott Lively, who recently completed an unsuccessful bid for governor of Massachusetts, was sued in 2012 by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) on behalf of "Sexual Minorities Uganda." The Ugandan homosexual activist group claims Lively’s speeches...
  • Forced abortion should be remembered as a Nazi crime: Holocaust panel

    12/11/2014 8:31:39 AM PST · by wagglebee · 8 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/10/14 | Ben Johnson
    Historians have plumbed nearly every aspect of the Holocaust – but one needs further exploration, according to historians. The Nazis' crime of forced abortion and sterilization should be highlighted, studied, and used to understand modern totalitarian regimes, a panel of Holocaust historians said at a recent forum.“A lot of women’s experiences during the Holocaust had to do with the biology of being a woman – not only vulnerability of sexual violence but menstruation and childbirth and forced abortion and forced sterilization,” historian Rochelle Saidel, the director of Remember the Women Institute, said at a panel at the American Jewish Historical...
  • BREAKING: Ontario College approves draft policy forcing doctors to provide abortions, contraceptives

    12/11/2014 8:19:24 AM PST · by wagglebee · 11 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/11/14 | Pete Baklinski
    Ontario’s College of Physicians and Surgeons has tentatively approved a policy forcing doctors in some circumstances to provide abortions, contraceptives, and vasectomies.If doctors fail to comply with the proposed regulations, they could face disciplinary action, Marc Gabel, a former president of the college, told the Globe and Mail.The College Council has approved the draft policy for “external consultation,” and it will continue to accept public input until February 20, 2015.The policy would force doctors who are “unwilling to provide certain elements of care due to their moral or religious beliefs” — such as abortion — to refer the patient “in...
  • FDA panel won’t support eliminating ban on gay men giving blood

    12/10/2014 5:57:39 AM PST · by wagglebee · 43 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/9/14 | Dustin Siggins
    A FDA panel has declined to support lifting the lifetime ban on men who have sex with men (MSM) from donating blood.The ban, which has been in place for over 30 years, has grown increasingly controversial in light of groups such as the American Red Cross and the American Medical Association joining homosexual activists in saying the ban is based upon unscientific discrimination. However, supporters of the policy say keeping it in place is based on sound science and risk assessment, given that a majority of HIV/AIDS carriers are MSM, and the number of MSM who use condoms to prevent...
  • Christians have abandoned politics. And millions are DYING because of it.

    12/09/2014 7:17:40 AM PST · by wagglebee · 160 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/8/14 | Jonathon van Maren
    “There is no right and wrong!” the angry university student said loudly, storming up to our campus pro-life display.“Is that right?” my friend Caleb said slowly. The student came to an abrupt stop, realizing, perhaps for the first time, that his worldview was, in philosophical terms, an “argument to commit suicide.”That anecdote is illustrative of how we’ve been letting the Cultural Left get away with murder. I’m not just referring to the institutionalized destruction of life in the womb or the “mercy-killing” of the old, but also the broad cultural acceptance—including among Christians—of two stupid and dangerous ideas that have...
  • Pregnant After a Brutal Rape and Encouraged to Abort, Here’s How My Husband and I Responded

    12/08/2014 10:36:04 AM PST · by wagglebee · 164 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/8/14 | Jennifer Christie
    Last January, I was traveling on business, staying in a little hotel in a college town. I like to think I’m usually more aware of my surroundings, but it was so snowy and windy that I wouldn’t have heard his footsteps even if he had he been stomping. It happened so fast. I got the door open, turned around to close it, and he was there – a huge man. My first instinct wasn’t fear, just confusion. In an instant, he punched me in the face. I don’t remember being dragged from the room, but I was found in the...
  • Respect for human dignity ‘demands’ infanticide for disabled newborns: bioethicist

    12/05/2014 11:53:53 AM PST · by wagglebee · 22 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/5/14 | Alex Schadenberg
    Udo Schuklenk, who was the chair of the one-sided Royal Society of Canada: End of Life Decision Making panel, is now proselytizing his philosophy (or Peter Singer's philosophy) promoting euthanasia for newborns and infanticide. Schuklenk uses quality-of-life arguments to support his eugenic philosophy to encourage the killing of newborns with disabilities.In an article published in The Journal of Thoracie and Cardiovascular Surgery, titled: Physicians can justifiably euthanize certain severely impaired neonates, Schuklenk argues that some lives are not worth living and that parents should have the right to decide to end the lives of newborns with disabilities. Schuklenk states: A quality-of-life ethic requires us to...
  • Brittany Maynard Sent Email to Euthanasia Activist the Day She Died Supporting Assisted Suicide

    12/05/2014 9:27:27 AM PST · by wagglebee · 37 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/4/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Brittany Maynard was clearly working with the pro-assisted suicide group Compassion and Choices when she took a lethal drug to end her life and released a video in conjunction with the euthanasia group about her decision.Now a new revelation has come out about the extent to which Maynard worked with and had contact with assisted suicide activists in the time leading up to her killing herself. A new report indicates she emailed a woman who illegally provided lethal drugs to her own father that he used to take his life.A People magazine report indicates Maynard, the day she committed suicide,...
  • Crowder: Abortion of ‘special needs’ children ‘a holocaust’

    12/05/2014 8:45:32 AM PST · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/4/14 | Drew Belsky
    A touching video by Steven Crowder came out this week.  The comedian and Fox News contributor goes into his experiences volunteering at a center for the mentally handicapped.You may need a box of tissues, depending on how your day is going: Do we really believe that they're "special-needs"?  'Cause that's the politically correct term, right?  "Special needs."  You can't say "disabled."  But then the people who say, "You have to say 'special needs'" are saying they're not really special at all; they're just a burden. ... And the same leftists who believe that they should be aborted fail to acknowledge the irony...
  • The Oxford abortion debate that never was

    12/04/2014 12:07:16 PM PST · by wagglebee · 4 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/4/14 | Anthony McCarthy
    Early in November a pro-life group at Oxford University organised a debate on the topic, “This House Believes Britain’s Abortion Culture Hurts Us All”. Speaking for the pro-life side was London Telegraph columnist Tim Stanley and for the pro-choice side, Brendan O’Neill, the editor of the on-line magazine Spiked.Both men, though lacking uteruses, as protesters helpfully pointed out, are accomplished speakers who would have been worth hearing in debate. But the debate did not take place.Instead, Oxford’s Student Union Women’s Campaign (WomCam) protested so shrilly that Christ Church, the college where the debate was to have taken place, cancelled it forthwith. The organisers were unable to...