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  • Canada’s palliative care so bad that patients may opt for euthanasia, experts warn

    02/10/2016 9:43:37 AM PST · by wagglebee · 26 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/9/16 | Lianne Laurence
    OTTAWA, February 9, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — Canada has a “moral imperative” to fund palliative care because people have a dignity that “comes from God,” Canada’s top ranking Catholic cardinal told the special joint parliamentary committee on “physician-assisted dying” last week. The dignity of the human person is “inherent” and remains regardless of their circumstances, Cardinal Thomas Collins of the Toronto archdiocese told the committee. “That’s why we don’t believe it’s right to kill them.” This belief in the intrinsic dignity of the human person motivates the Catholic Church’s mission of providing health care, including care for the dying, he said....
  • BREAKING: Kim Davis defeats ACLU attempt to force her to violate her conscience

    02/09/2016 2:13:04 PM PST · by wagglebee · 45 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/9/16 | Ben Johnson
    ROWAN COUNTY, Kentucky, February 9, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - A federal judge has turned down the ACLU's attempt to force Kim Davis to violate her conscience while issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Although Governor Matt Bevin granted a religious accommodation for the county clerk to issue altered marriage licenses to homosexuals, the ACLU brought a lawsuit seeking to force Davis to issue the old forms with her full name on them. "There is absolutely no reason that this case went so far without reasonable people respecting and accommodating Kim Davis' First Amendment rights," said Mat Staver, the founder and chairman...
  • Trump vows to push LGBT rights, hedges on pro-marriage litmus test

    02/09/2016 8:53:30 AM PST · by wagglebee · 179 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/8/16 | Lisa Bourne
    CONCORD, New Hampshire, February 8, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Does Donald Trump support the gay agenda or oppose it? On the eve of the New Hampshire primary, observers are still scratching their heads about where the GOP frontrunner actually stands. Trump has repeatedly and consistently said he supports the natural definition of marriage, but can a President Trump be relied on to promote it resolutely and cogently? It is this question that has many marriage activists expressing concern about his increasingly likely hold on the GOP nomination. In fact, the National Organization for Marriage has gone so far as to say...
  • A peek behind Belgium’s euthanasia curtain

    02/08/2016 7:14:08 AM PST · by wagglebee · 9 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 2/8/16 | Michael Cook
    Another euthanasia scandal in Belgium. Two sisters have complained on a television program, Terzake, about the euthanasia of their sister. Tine Nys was 38 at the time and had broken up with her live-in boyfriend. On Christmas Eve 2009 she announced that she was going to be euthanased.After interviews with doctors, she was given a lethal injection on April 24, 2010, with her mother and father and her two sisters, Lotte and Sophie, at her bedside.Belgium allows people to request euthanasia if they have unbearable psychological suffering, not just a terminal illness. Tine was obviously a troubled woman and 15...
  • Hillary Clinton reveals her ‘litmus test’ for Supreme Court picks

    02/05/2016 10:11:13 AM PST · by wagglebee · 41 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/5/16 | Ben Johnson
    DERRY, NH, February 5, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - Hillary Clinton has a litmus test for Supreme Court nominees - several, in fact. At a Democratic event on Wednesday, Clinton unveiled her criteria in selecting a judge for the nation's highest court. “I do have a litmus test, I have a bunch of litmus tests," she said. "We’ve got to make sure to preserve Roe v. Wade, not let it be nibbled away or repealed,” she said. There have been over 58,000,000 abortions since the 1973 court ruling legalizing abortion in all 50 states, according to National Right to Life. That echoes her...
  • Robert George: Are you ready to pay the price? The days of socially acceptable Christianity are over

    02/04/2016 12:52:08 PM PST · by wagglebee · 48 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/4/16 | John-Henry Westen
    ORLANDO, February 4, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- “It is no longer easy to be a faithful Christian, a good Catholic, an authentic witness to the truths of the Gospel,” said Princeton Professor Robert George to a large crowd at the Legatus Summit in Orlando, Florida last weekend. Professor George added that people can still safely identify as “Catholic” as long as they don’t believe, or will at least be completely silent about, “what the Church teaches on issues such as marriage and sexual morality and the sanctity of human life.” He said “the guardians of those norms of cultural orthodoxy that...
  • Knives are out again for Latin America’s unborn. But what’s behind this Zika virus story?

    02/03/2016 10:12:33 AM PST · by wagglebee · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/2/16 | Mei-Li Garcia
    February 2, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – The forces of death and misery of the pro-abortion industry are at it again, and they are doing their best to use a troubling item in the news to scare and intimidate strongly pro-woman and pro-child Latin American countries into loosening restrictions on abortion. The Zika virus scare is the tool du jour. In an interview on NPR’s “All Things Considered” published on January 30, 2016, reporter Lourdes Garcia-Navarro interviewed staff of a fertility clinic and abortion activists who decried the slowing down of in vitro fertilizations as women were afraid to become pregnant lest...
  • Judge orders employer to pay man $115,000 for not letting him use women’s bathroom

    02/02/2016 2:13:26 PM PST · by wagglebee · 67 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/2/16 | Father Mark Hodges
    ST. PAUL, Minnesota, February 2, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – A judge has awarded $115,000 to a man whose employer did not let him use the women's bathroom. Minnesota-based Deluxe Financial Services, the largest check printing company in the U.S., is paying the settlement and apologizing to a Mr. Austin, who now goes by the female name "Britney." Mr. Austin was hired and employed as a man in the Phoenix offices of Deluxe, but in 2011, he announced to his supervisor that he considered himself a woman and began dressing as a female at work. His supervisor would not let him use...
  • Apple’s Siri will now direct mothers to abortion facilities

    02/02/2016 7:02:53 AM PST · by wagglebee · 28 replies
    LifeSiteNew ^ | 2/1/16 | Father Mark Hodges
    CUPERTINO, California, February 2, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Want to abort your baby?  There's an app for that. Apple has "fixed" its software, "Siri," to correctly interpret inquiries for abortion business locations. "Siri" is an "intelligent personal assistant" on the Apple iPhone that you can use to find pretty much anything. Simply say, "Where can I get a good steak?," and the Siri software will list steakhouses near your location. But say, "Where can I get an abortion?," and, since 2011, Siri would look up "abortion" –but because abortion facilities are deceptive in their titles (they never use the A-word, but...
  • UN report: ‘There is no definition of the family’

    02/01/2016 6:07:32 AM PST · by wagglebee · 23 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/29/16 | Stefano Gennarini
    January 29, 2016 (C-Fam) A draft UN report says the family should be understood “in a wide sense” and tries to open the door to recognize same-sex couples in international law and policy. “There is no definition of the family under international human rights law,” according to a report on “protection of the family” prepared by the UN staff and released last week ahead of the next session of the UN Human Rights Council. The report touches on the family, human rights, and social and economic development, and downplays the legally binding understanding of the family as the “natural and...
  • Should people be denied choices at the end of life?

    01/29/2016 6:18:15 AM PST · by wagglebee · 36 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 1/29/16 | Paul Russell
    Should people be denied choices at the end of life? It’s a loaded question: the suggestion that someone is being “denied choices” naturally gives rise to a sense of outrage and indignation. “How dare they!”But choices are not always possible, no matter how beneficent they may be; no matter how legitimate they may seem.To suggest, therefore, that people are “denied choices” is to infer that such choices are, indeed, legitimate.Some, of course, are a simple matter of choosing between one legitimate option and another. Some, but not all.Recently, I attended the funeral service for my brother’s father-in-law. An impressive, staunchly...
  • On defending marriage and responding to confrontation

    01/28/2016 10:55:41 AM PST · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/28/16 | Reverend Thomas Parrish
    January 28, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Two years ago, I was asked to speak at our state capitol on behalf of the Marriage Amendment. The hearing was in a center room surrounded by a hallway. Those preparing to speak were kept in the hall until their time to address the amendment.  As I waited in the hallway, I was approached by a man who supported redefining marriage to include unions between members of the same sex. He was quite nice and reasonable in the beginning. "I imagine you're going to be speaking for the amendment on marriage?" he began. "Yes," I...
  • Skating on thin ice: Some of the potential pitfalls of science applied to same-sex parenting

    01/28/2016 5:58:02 AM PST · by wagglebee · 11 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 1/28/16 | Walter R. Schumm
    My journey dealing with controversial research may have begun with my older brother's dissertation in mechanical engineering. When I was 15, he told me that probably one-third of what scientists had thought they knew about the research topic had been incorrect.Later researchers, of course, have shown that this is quite wrong. According to some, the true figure is closer to two-thirds.Even well-known historical events can be deconstructed statistically to show that things did not occur as we have been led to believe. In the RMS Titanic disaster, the lowest survival rates for men and the highest survival rates for children...
  • University of Wisconsin: Abortion is crucial to our ‘life-saving research’ using aborted babies

    01/28/2016 5:46:01 AM PST · by wagglebee · 22 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/27/16 | Dustin Siggins
    MADISON, Wisconsin, January 27, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- The University of Wisconsin (UW) medical school and a top pro-life legal group are at odds over whether university officials lied about using a state-based abortion clinic to gather fetal tissue and parts. In a report issued last week, the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) accused several university spokespersons of misleading state legislators, media outlets, and the public about UW's use of aborted babies inside the state. “Both Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin and UW-Madison publicly denied they had any arrangement to supply baby parts from women undergoing abortion to researchers conducting gruesome experiments, but...
  • Keeping the piranhas busy: the terrifying implications of legalizing assisted suicide

    01/27/2016 10:33:18 AM PST · by wagglebee · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/27/16 | Jonathon Van Maren
    Jan. 27, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - Reading the news these days, I’m reminded of a practice used for generations by the inhabitants of the Amazonian jungles. When crossing rivers with their cattle, they would need to ensure that the razor-toothed piranhas wouldn’t detect them splashing through the water. So a weak, old, or sickly cow would be led upstream and forced into the water. As the piranhas shot in for the kill and reduced the hapless animal to glistening bones in a matter of minutes, the rest of the herd would cross the river before the piranhas were done devouring the...
  • The People at the Center of Abortion Politics

    01/26/2016 9:41:24 AM PST · by wagglebee · 11 replies
    American Life League ^ | 1/26/16 | American Life League
    At first glance, a reader might get the impression that the title of this article refers to individuals such as candidates for political office, abortion advocates like President Obama, or opposing cultural pressure groups. If any of these come to mind, then you should think again. The people to whom I am referring are the preborn—the innocent children whose right to life is bandied about constantly by the media, the debaters, the pundits, and others. It sometimes seems that the phrase “abortion issue” is really all they want to write about or discuss. It is rare to see a reference...
  • January 22: A Memorial Day Like No Other

    01/25/2016 9:42:19 AM PST · by wagglebee · 5 replies
    American Life League ^ | 1/22/16 | American Life League
    Today, people from all over the country are joining together to stand up for preborn babies who cannot stand up for themselves. The March for Life in Washington, D.C. is an amazing event that brings to light the horror of abortion, the millions of lives lost, and the abhorrence we should all feel when we think back to that fateful day in 1973. Today’s commentary examines this landmark case and challenges us to make a difference in our world. In 1973, two United States Supreme Court decisions forever changed the nation’s attitude toward pregnancy, family, and the gift of a...
  • The dark past of anonymous sperm donation

    01/25/2016 9:26:45 AM PST · by wagglebee · 42 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 1/25/16 | Michael Cook
    The use of assisted reproductive technology (ART) is so common nowadays that it’s easy to forget how quickly social attitudes have changed. The Atlantic recently published a feature about the early days of artificial reproductive technology under the headline “The First Artificial Insemination Was an Ethical Nightmare: The 19th-century procedure involved lies, a secrecy pledge, and sperm from a surprise donor”.The implication is that that contemporary ART is far more ethical than it was in the bad old days.Let’s look first at the origins of ART. The first pregnancy after artificial insemination apparently took place in England in 1790. The...
  • IRS: homosexuality is a choice, no tax deduction for gays contracting surrogates

    01/21/2016 11:48:49 AM PST · by wagglebee · 41 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/21/16 | Father Mark Hodges
    TAMPA, Florida, January 21, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Is the procreative impossibility of homosexual activity the same as heterosexuals being biologically infertile? Stetson University law professor Joseph Morrissey is suing for a tax deduction of $36,538 for in vitro fertilization treatments and the cost of a surrogate to carry twin boys for himself and his male partner. In denying Morrissey's claim, the IRS explained that for tax deductions, the medical services must be provided to the taxpayer, his spouse, or his dependent. Therefore, a surrogate does not qualify, and neither does IVF for someone other than the filer, his spouse, or...
  • Hillary would ban reparative therapy for minors, says top LGBT group in endorsement

    01/21/2016 7:29:34 AM PST · by wagglebee · 31 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/20/16 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 20, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - The nation's foremost homosexual and transgender political group has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, saying she has made banning reparative therapy and allowing transgender military service "a pillar" of her presidential campaign. “All the progress we have made as a nation on LGBT equality -- and all the progress we have yet to make -- is at stake in November," said Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin. The HRC said that Clinton has made homosexual and transgender political advocacy "a pillar of her campaign and recently unveiled the most robust and ambitious LGBT...
  • New ‘miracle’ treatment for MS uses adult stem cells

    01/20/2016 9:07:32 AM PST · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/20/16 | Steve Weatherbe
    UNITED KINGDOM, January 20, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – British sufferers from multiple sclerosis are reporting remarkable improvements in their condition after injection with adult stem cells taken from their own bodies. The treatment is part of a clinical trial of techniques pioneered at America's Northwestern University by Dr. Richard Burt. The adult stem cell treatment for MS is just one of many being applied around the world for more than 100 medical conditions, many to do with diseases of the auto-immune system. Sheffield patient Holly Drewry, a 25-year-old mother of one, went into that city's Royal Hallamshire Hospital in a wheelchair...
  • Collateral damage: same-sex marriage, private religious schools, and parental rights

    01/20/2016 6:42:21 AM PST · by wagglebee · 4 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 1/19/16 | Nathan Swanson
    The “inversion of the original meaning of liberty” in Obergefell v. Hodges, observed Justice Clarence Thomas in dissent, “will likely cause collateral damage to other aspects of our constitutional order that protect liberty . . . It appears all but inevitable that [civil and religious marriage] will come into conflict.”In Obergefell’s aftermath, it is possible that the government will ask religious institutions to choose between retaining their non-profit tax status and retaining their beliefs. But the “collateral damage” will not stop at their sanctuary doors. Many churches, synagogues, and mosques also operate schools, and they will be the next targets. Of the 30,000 private schools in...
  • Clinton: Planned Parenthood should get more federal funding

    01/19/2016 10:50:58 AM PST · by wagglebee · 21 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/19/15 | Dustin Siggins
    DES MOINES, Iowa, January 19, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Leading Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton "would like to see Planned Parenthood even get more funding." Speaking to Fusion's Anna Holmes after the Iowa Brown & Black Forum, Clinton – who has been endorsed by the embattled abortion giant – clarified that she opposes defunding "because, often times, it is both the first and the last resort for health care." Planned Parenthood has been under fire for conducting possibly illegal abortions to allegedly profit off baby parts – which is also illegal – as well as alleged fraud. Its affiliates have also...
  • Bernie Sanders shouldn’t suggest mothers spend time with their babies: NARAL leader

    01/19/2016 6:27:13 AM PST · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/18/16 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 18, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - The head of one of the nation's largest abortion advocacy groups has said that Democrats should stop talking about the traditional, two-parent family. Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, particularly faulted insurgent Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders for placing his socialistic economic policies ahead of liberal social issues, like abortion and redefining the family. Sanders' traditional emphasis on economics "showed a lot in that first debate when he kept saying, 'You know we need parental leave, so mommies can stay home with their babies,'" Hogue said. Last October, Sanders used child-rearing to...
  • Obama rebukes Alabama’s top judge: Gay ‘marriage’ is ‘here to stay’

    01/18/2016 11:56:05 AM PST · by wagglebee · 51 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/18/16 | Dustin Siggins
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 18, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- President Obama says that marriage's redefinition "is here to stay." Obama's comments, which he directed in part at Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, came in response to a question from YouTube creator and open lesbian Ingrid Nilsen, who asked "if progress in the LGBT community is not here to stay in certain states?" "Oh, no, it's here to stay," said the president. “Understand that the Supreme Court has ruled that under the Constitution everybody in all 50 states has the right to marry the person they love. That's now the law of the...
  • Proposed ‘sex ed’ curriculum infuriates parents in Omaha

    01/18/2016 11:51:13 AM PST · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/18/16 | Lisa Bourne
    OMAHA, Nebraska, January 18, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – A battle over sex education in Omaha schools roiling since last year is set to come to a head soon, with the district's board of education scheduled to vote this week on proposed new Comprehensive Sex Education (CSE) standards. The new standards are an effort to usurp parents as primary educators of their children, one parents' group says, and with the push for the standards involving Planned Parenthood and other objectionable groups, parents are crying foul. "Our children's souls are at risk," Mark Bonkiewicz of Nebraskans for Founders' Values told LifeSiteNews. "We're not...
  • Court: Farmers can’t refuse same-sex ‘wedding’ in backyard, fines them $13,000

    01/18/2016 8:43:43 AM PST · by wagglebee · 78 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/18/16 | Dustin Siggins
    ALBANY, New York, January 18, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Farmers who host weddings in their backyard cannot refuse ceremonies where two people of the same sex are trying to get married, a New York court has ruled. The court's decision affirmed the state's Division of Human Rights (DHR) ruling against Robert and Cynthia Gifford, owners of Liberty Ridge Farms, after they declined to host a "wedding" for a same-sex couple. The Giffords said they would host the reception for a lesbian couple, but the ceremony itself would have to be hosted elsewhere because of their religious beliefs about marriage. DHR found...
  • Does Planned Parenthood care as much about homosexuality as abortion?

    01/15/2016 11:43:19 AM PST · by wagglebee · 9 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/15/16 | Austin Ruse
    WASHINGTON DC, January 15, 2016 (C-Fam) As the homosexual agenda has risen in popularity and draws enormous amounts of money, other movements are latching onto it. The Southern Poverty Law Center, for instance, used to track exclusively the presence of racialist hate groups such as the KKK and the Aryan Nations. In recent years, it began to track Christian groups that are critical of the homosexual agenda. ACLU almost went bankrupt in the 1990s, until it adopted the homosexual agenda as a prime issue and wealthy donors along with it. Planned Parenthood has followed this model. In its end-of-the-year list...
  • Shock study: 216 babies born alive, then died, after failed abortions in Quebec

    01/15/2016 6:22:45 AM PST · by wagglebee · 8 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/14/16 | Steve Weatherbe
    MONTREAL, January 14, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – A new Quebec study of post-abortive infant deaths indicates that at least 216 babies died in provincial hospitals or abortion clinics after surviving botched abortions between the years 2000 and 2012. The authors complain that the death of abortion survivors has a "nonnegligible" upward impact on Quebec's infant mortality rate and indicates a need both to change the way such deaths are recorded and to monitor how such babies are cared for in their few hours of life outside the womb. But true to the spirit of the age, says Campagne Québec-Vie President Georges...
  • BREAKING: Planned Parenthood sues group that exposed its trafficking of babies’ body parts

    01/14/2016 1:41:21 PM PST · by wagglebee · 40 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/14/16 | Ben Johnson
    IRVINE, CA, January 14, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - Planned Parenthood has filed a lawsuit against the organization that exposed their practice of receiving financial remuneration for collecting the body parts and tissues of aborted babies. Planned Parenthood sued the Center for Medical Progress today, accusing the group of violating numerous state and federal laws, including the Federal Racketeering and Corrupt Organization (RICO) Act - a law intended to prosecute the Mafia. Its legal brief describes CMP as a "complex criminal enterprise conceived and executed by anti-abortion extremists" that engaged in "large-scale illegal taping" intended "to demonize Planned Parenthood, harass and intimidate...
  • Nikki Haley promises next GOP president will ‘respect’ gay ‘marriage’ in SOTU response

    01/13/2016 9:46:28 AM PST · by wagglebee · 85 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/13/15 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 13, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - The next Republican president will "respect" different forms of marriages, including same-sex "marriages," South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said in last night's Republican response to the State of the Union address. "If we [Republicans] held the White House," she said, "we would respect differences in modern families, but we would also insist on respect for religious liberty as a cornerstone of our democracy." Even the terminology "modern families" evokes the ABC sitcom featuring a homosexual couple raising a child. The GOP has been uncertain how to respond to the Supreme Court's Obergefell v....
  • Pro-life congressman leaves empty seat at SOTU in honor of ‘more than 55 million aborted babies’

    01/13/2016 6:12:35 AM PST · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/12/16 | Dustin Siggins
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 12, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – A leading pro-life congressman said today that there will be at least three empty seats at tonight's State of the Union address. In a press release, Congressman Steve King, R-IA, said that in addition to the gallery seat left empty by President Obama in honor of victims of gun violence, "There will be another empty seat in the gallery during Obama’s last State of the Union address. I have reserved it to commemorate the lives of more than 55 million aborted babies, ‘the chorus of voices that have never been heard in this...
  • Does America suffer a malaise?

    01/12/2016 12:35:23 PM PST · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 1/12/16 | Sheila Liaugminas
    Or is it the consequence of a crisis of government?There is certainly a dis-ease here and it has spread for quite a long time. Justin Dyer makes the attempt to diagnose.On a stage in St. Paul, Minnesota (in 2008), the first-term Illinois senator (Barack Obama) positioned himself as a visionary leader ushering in a new era of American politics, shedding past partisan divisions and uniting a generation around the promises of hope and change. So what went wrong?Perhaps we were just not willing to work for that vision, to fight for it and believe in it. Or perhaps—as James Piereson suggests...
  • Cruz on Obama’s transgender agenda: Forcing girls to shower with boys is ‘just nuts’

    01/11/2016 10:08:04 AM PST · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/11/16 | Dustin Siggins
    SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa, January 11, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Texas senator Ted Cruz is doubling down on his criticisms of President Obama for suing schools that don't let boys use the same showers as girls. According to video provided by NBC, Cruz addressed an effort by President Obama to "force a junior high to let a teenage boy shower with teenage girls," which consists of a new interpretation of Title IX that says not allowing teenagers access to restrooms and other facilities restricted to the opposite gender is sex discrimination. The administration has filed lawsuits against at least two school districts,...
  • Planned Parenthood doubles down on illegal teen sex advice: No need to tell partners you have HIV

    01/11/2016 9:58:40 AM PST · by wagglebee · 24 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/11/16 | Father Mark Hodges
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 11, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – In the United States, it is illegal for someone with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) to keep that fact from his or her sexual partners. Planned Parenthood says that law is against the civil rights of people living with HIV. The International Planned Parenthood Federation published in 2010 a guide for youth infected with HIV titled "Healthy, Happy and Hot." The pamphlet is being introduced overseas in new areas, recreating controversy by teaching that those with HIV do not have to disclose their infection status to those they could infect. HIV is the...
  • Washington State bathroom bill obliterates men’s and women’s rooms

    01/08/2016 12:41:24 PM PST · by wagglebee · 45 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/8/16 | Lisa Bourne
    OLYMPIA, Washington, January 8, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Washington State will now require public buildings, including schools, to allow individuals to use bathrooms and locker rooms of the opposite sex. Having taken effect on December 26, the transgender bathroom rule was created by the State Human Rights Commission and has been in the works since 2012. It eliminates a previous separate standard for schools, which allowed them to look at locker room use for transgender students on a case-by-case basis. Human Rights Commission executive director Sharon Ortiz, along with ACLU staff attorney Margaret Chen, said the rule clarifies law that previously...
  • Alabama’s chief justice defiant: doubles down on upholding state’s ‘gay marriage’ ban

    01/08/2016 11:44:52 AM PST · by wagglebee · 20 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/8/16 | Lisa Bourne
    MONTGOMERY, Alabama, January 8, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Alabama's top justice has ordered the state's judges to uphold the Alabama Sanctity of Marriage Amendment, despite the U.S. Supreme Court Obergefell v. Hodges decision last June redefining marriage. Chief Justice Roy Moore said probate judges have a ministerial duty not to issue marriage licenses in conflict with the state marriage amendment pending a decision from the Alabama Supreme Court. "Confusion and uncertainty exist among the probate judges of this State as to the effect of Obergefell on the 'existing orders' in API," Moore said in a January 6 administrative order. "Many probate judges...
  • America will fall without a moral revival: Franklin Graham launches 50-state tour ahead of election

    01/07/2016 12:17:22 PM PST · by wagglebee · 30 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/7/16 | Lisa Bourne
    DES MOINES, Iowa, January 6, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – The Reverend Franklin Graham believes the United States of America is in danger, and will only be saved by turning back to God. And this can only be accomplished by Christians praying and bringing their faith to the public square. America’s problems are across the board, Rev. Graham said; spiritual, economic, and even racial, an area in which he believes the country is actually going backward. And he insists the answer is not found in politics. “We have economic problems; we have political problems,” Rev. Graham stated yesterday in Des Moines, IA....
  • Ted Cruz’s dad rips political correctness: you’re either ‘pro-life or pro-murder’

    01/07/2016 10:55:58 AM PST · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/6/16 | Lisa Bourne
    January 6, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – The father of GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz minced no words recently, telling an audience of evangelical Christians abortion is murder and that there are moral absolutes pertaining to life and sexuality. Reverend Rafael Cruz called on Americans to reject the politically correct language of liberals, such as “gay” for “homosexual” and “pro-choice” for abortion support. “We have to stop being politically correct,” Rev. Cruz said in a report from CNSNews.  “We have to stop acquiescing even to the wording that the liberals use.” Rev. Cruz was forthright in calling out the duplicity of culturally...
  • Justice Scalia: Claiming that the US Constitution imposes secularism is ‘absurd’

    01/06/2016 5:47:31 AM PST · by wagglebee · 24 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/5/16 | Dustin Siggins
    METAIRIE, Louisiana, January 5, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- The Supreme Court's longest-serving justice, Antonin Scalia, says "there is no place" in the U.S. Constitution for privileging secularism over religion. The idea of banishing religion from the public square is “absurd,” said the jurist, known for his straightforward style and “originalist” interpretation of the Constitution. "To tell you the truth, there is no place for that in our constitutional tradition. Where did that come from? To be sure, you can't favor one denomination over another but can't favor religion over non-religion?" The 1986 Reagan appointee said there is "nothing wrong" with invoking...
  • Jewish counselors forced out of business for helping people avoid homosexual behavior

    01/05/2016 11:59:07 AM PST · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/5/16 | Dustin Siggins
    SOMERSET COUNTY, New Jersey, January 5, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – A Jewish group that provides counseling to teens and others with same-sex attractions will be no more on February 1, thanks to a court agreement reached last month. In an email to supporters, New Jersey-based Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing (JONAH) co-directors Arthur Goldberg and Elaine Silodor Berk said that on December 18, a New Jersey judge ordered their group to "permanently cease operations, including providing referrals and operating its website and listserv," as well as "dissolve as a corporate entity and liquidate its assets by the middle of May."...
  • Planned Parenthood Has a Problem

    01/05/2016 8:25:54 AM PST · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    American Life League ^ | 1/5/16 | Judie Brown
    The headline read: “Planned Parenthood’s Patients, Services Drop as its Federal Funding Jumps” and the crowd went wild. Well, not exactly, but all of us at American Life League joined in a universal high five because finally the painstaking work that Jim Sedlak and American Life League’s Stop Planned Parenthood International (STOPP) accomplished has received the public recognition necessary to bring down the abortion giant. The reason for our glee is the analysis that STOPP completed after Planned Parenthood issued its latest annual report. The Planned Parenthood report reveals that the number of services PP provided to its customers fell...
  • New men, new rights

    01/05/2016 5:40:17 AM PST · by wagglebee · 13 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 1/5/16 | Daniel Moody
    In her recent essay “The New Dignity: Gnostic, Elitist, Self-Destructive Will-to-Power”, Roberta Green Ahmanson highlighted “a rapid and radical transformation in our culture’s understanding of what it means to be human, and, in particular, what it means to have dignity”. This transformation can also be highlighted by looking in particular at what it means to have rights.To do this we first need to recognise the difference between natural and legal rights.Given that the human person is endowed with certain properties and potentials, there are certain things it would be wrong to prevent a person from doing. As a human person,...
  • New York City initiates the most severe ‘transgender rights’ enforcement in America

    01/04/2016 11:41:58 AM PST · by wagglebee · 47 replies
    LifeSiteNews/Mass Resistance ^ | 1/4/16 | Mass Resistance
    January 4, 2015 (MassResistance) -- This is where the radical “non-discrimination” laws are taking us, unless we stop them. On Dec. 21, New York City’s Commission on Human Rights announced that it has re-interpreted the city’s transgender anti-discrimination law. The result is more radical and oppressive than we’ve seen so far in the U.S. It covers all people in the areas of employment, public accommodations (i.e., restaurants, theaters, stores, health clubs, etc), and housing. Included are fines of up to $250,000 for each violation. MassResistance recently documented how the LGBT movement is working to leverage “transgender anti-discrimination” laws to force radical...
  • Ultra-feminist founder of Femen Brazil declares herself pro-life, apologizes to Christians

    12/29/2015 7:38:15 AM PST · by wagglebee · 68 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/28/15 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Sarah Winter's book decrying the harmful effects of feminism Sara Winter once bared her chest for Femen. Now she’s fighting for the unborn December 28, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Sara Fernanda Giromin first made herself known to Brazil and to the world under the alias “Sara Winter” in 2012, when she became the founding member of Femen Brazil, and led a trio of girls in a number of topless protests that garnered much media attention. However, only three years later, the young activist has done an about-face and has declared war on feminism and abortion, and is apologizing to Christians for...
  • One woman’s quest to expose the pedophile Alfred Kinsey and his demented sex ed curriculum

    12/22/2015 8:51:48 AM PST · by wagglebee · 27 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/22/15 | Tanya Granic Allen
    December 22, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Alfred Kinsey. That name ought to evoke outrage. If it doesn't, then you don't know the man, his work, or his legacy. I am one of those persons who had never heard of Alfred Kinsey, the so-called father of sexual education. I, like many of my generation, went through sex ed at school and never really thought of the reason I was learning what I was learning. My experience was with the Fully Alive program in a Catholic school in Ontario, where I learned about the detailed parts of the male and female genitalia in grade 6...
  • Judge: Catholic schools must hire people in gay ‘marriages’ for non-teaching positions

    12/21/2015 12:25:32 PM PST · by wagglebee · 40 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/21/15 | Lisa Bourne
    BOSTON, Massachusetts, December 21, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – A Massachusetts judge sided with a practicing homosexual who sued a Catholic school for acting to uphold its Catholic identity. In a first of its kind case, Norfolk Superior Court Judge Douglas Wilkins ruled that Fontbonne Academy discriminated against Matthew Barrett for his sexual orientation and gender in violation of State law when it withdrew a job offer in 2013. Barrett had been offered the position of food services director at the all-girls Catholic prep school in Milton, MA, but the offer was later rescinded after Barrett had listed another man as his...
  • ‘Transaging’?: Father leaves wife, 7 children to live as 6-year-old girl

    12/21/2015 9:31:40 AM PST · by wagglebee · 49 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/21/15 | Dustin Siggins
    TORONTO, December 21, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Seven children and 23 years of marriage couldn't stop Stefonknee Wolscht from leaving his family. Now, six years later, the deep-voiced transgender Canadian – formerly known as "Paul" – says he's living as a six-year-old girl. In a video published by The Daily Xtra, in partnership with The Transgender Project, Wolscht says he "can't deny I was married. I can't deny I have children." But he also says that living as a six-year old child, with the support of two older friends who act as his parents, is part of how he's "moved...
  • CDC: Middle schools need to teach contraceptive use more often

    12/18/2015 10:53:57 AM PST · by wagglebee · 28 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/17/15 | Dustin Siggins
    WASHINGTON, D.C., December 17, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Not enough teenagers are being taught about condoms, artificial birth control, and other "skills" "needed to avoid HIV, other STDs, and unintended pregnancy," says a new government report. Every other year, the CDC surveys the nation's high schools and middle schools. Last Wednesday, it released the results of the 2014 School Health Profiles Survey at the National HIV Prevention Conference. The results covered a wide variety of health behaviors, including a section on sexual education. The sexual education results were unsatisfactory, said a press release, which noted that "fewer than half of high...
  • How do you sell abortion? Through sex-ed

    12/18/2015 5:52:20 AM PST · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/17/15 | David Graves
    December 17, 2015 (P-First) – In a recent article from the Huffington Post, Planned Parenthood President, Cecile Richards, answers these two questions: Should sex education classes be taught in elementary school?What would the ideal sex education system look like? Her answers on the surface level seem harmless, with the words "age appropriate" being thrown around. There is also this quote that includes parents, "It's important for parents to talk with their kids and teens about healthy relationships with friends and intimate partners, body boundaries, and healthy communication. Children and teens need to hear about their parents' values and experiences, and we want...