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  • Fetus-phobia has taken over the media

    10/24/2014 11:55:19 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/24/14 | Gualberto Garcia Jones, J.D.
    Every single day over 3,000 unborn children in the United States are brutally murdered by having their limbs literally torn and ripped apart.  This is the cold hard truth, and although every year there are hundreds of pro-life laws attempting to confront this dark reality legislatively, you will almost never hear a positive news story about pro-lifers. I believe that Heather and Brady's story needs to be heard and that the political media should be chastised for burying and distorting it. In the spring of 2013, I drafted and was one of the two proponents of the Colorado Brady...
  • Ten ways media spin abortion as ‘moral,’ ‘social good’

    10/24/2014 6:07:46 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/23/14 | Katie Yoder
    A new book – a gospel of responsibility-free sex – defines abortion as “right,” “good” and “moral.” It’s what’s “best for kids” and it’s all about a woman’s “unalienable right” to pursue happiness.  When Katha Pollitt, an outspoken feminist and columnist for The Nation, published “Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights” on Oct. 14, the journalists used it as a launching pad for their latest abortion obsession: no-fault abortion. Pollitt’s book “reframes abortion” as “a moral right with positive social implications.” And since nobody ever went broke telling the self-obsessed what they want to hear, the book has received rapturous praise from the feminist left. Here, as given to us by Pollitt’s media...
  • Mom Regrets Not Aborting Son With Down Syndrome: I Would’ve Killed Him if I Could

    10/23/2014 9:15:24 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 111 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/23/14 | Steven Ertelt
    For the second time in two weeks, a mother has given a shocking and heartbreaking interview in which she admits she would have taken the life of her disabled son in an abortion if she had it to do all over again.Gillian Relf, 69, regrets having her son, Stephen, who is 47, because he has Down syndrome and requires constant and daily care. She worries about what will happen to her son when she dies.Relf starts with an embarrassing anecdote about how her son refused to sit in his seat on an airplane as they prepared to leave London for...
  • In passionate ruling, federal judge upholds Puerto Rico’s marriage protection law

    10/23/2014 7:30:09 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 19 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/22/14 | Kirsten Andersen
    'Recent affirmances of same-gender marriage seem to suffer from a peculiar inability to recall the principles embodied in existing marriage law,' wrote Perez-Gimenez In a rare court victory for supporters of true marriage, a U.S. District Judge this week upheld the legality of Puerto Rico’s marriage protection law, which defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman.  In his 21-page decision, Judge Juan Perez-Gimenez passionately defended true marriage and delivered a scathing rebuke to his colleagues across the nation who have overwhelmingly ruled to overturn state bans on same-sex “marriage” in the wake of the U.S. Supreme...
  • Advice columnist: Abortion is ‘the most righteous of causes’

    10/22/2014 10:36:47 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/22/14 | Kirsten Andersen
    What’s a pro-abortion activist to do when her husband’s grandparents are “very Catholic” and pro-life? That’s the question one woman asked when she wrote to The Jewish Daily Forward's Seesaw advice column seeking guidance on how to convince her husband's grandparents to support abortion-on-demand. “I am Jewish and a longtime pro-choice activist who is married to a half-Jewish, half-Catholic man,” wrote the anonymous activist. “He was raised more Jewish than Catholic, because his Catholic dad wasn’t really into the faith. His grandparents, on the other hand, are still very Catholic and therefore very anti-abortion. I have long desired to have...
  • Bonkers’: Constitutional experts reply to Obama’s belief that the Constitution protects gay ‘marriag

    10/22/2014 7:06:45 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 8 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/21/14 | Kirsten Andersen
    As one state after another sees their marriage protection laws fall to activist judges citing the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment as justification for redefining marriage, President Barack Obama has gone further than the Supreme Court, insisting there is a constitutional “right” to same-sex “marriage” in an interview with The New Yorker. “Ultimately, I think the Equal Protection Clause does guarantee same-sex marriage in all 50 states,” Obama told the magazine. But he said he respects the Supreme Court for avoiding a final ruling on the issue, saying he sees their procrastination as a “strategic” move to allow...
  • Mother in Coma Heard Everything, Was Scared They’d Turn Off Her Life Support

    10/21/2014 6:31:21 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 32 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/20/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Kate Allat suffered a stroke at the age of 39 and the mother spent 10 days in a coma afterwards. Now that she is past that frightful ordeal, Allat reveals in a new interview that she heard everything going on around her in her hospital room and she was fearful her life support would be turned off.Allat indicates that her mind was functioning normally during her coma but everyone around her thought she was brain-dead as she laid in her hospital bed paralyzed and unable to speak or breathe on her own. She listened in fright as medical staff discussed...
  • Euthanasia Activist Starves Herself to Death to Promote Assisted Suicide

    10/20/2014 10:50:40 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 76 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/20/14 | Dr. Peter Saunders
    A long-term pro-euthanasia campaigner has starved herself to death over five weeks because she could not have her life ended legally.Jean Davies, 86, did not suffer from a terminal illness but said her life had become ‘intolerable’ after a series of fainting spells. She died at home in Oxford on 1 October after giving an extensive interview to the Sunday Times.Mrs Davies became involved in the right-to-die campaign as far back as the 1970s and was president of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies from 1990 to 1992 and was chair of the Voluntary Euthanasia Society UK (now...
  • Euthanasia and the slippery slope: You can’t kill just one

    10/20/2014 10:41:21 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/20/14 | Eric Metaxas
    When abortion was made the law of the land, critics predicted that the number of “procedures” would multiply across America, that many would treat it as a form of birth control, and that millions of unborn babies would die. “Nonsense,” said abortion supporters. Abortion would be just for the “hard cases” so that a women would be safe from so-called “back-alley abortions.” Abortion supporters accused pro-lifers of using a “slippery slope” argument. Okay—40 years later which was right? Well, it’s pretty obvious: fifty-six million unborn children have been legally aborted since Roe v. Wade in 1973, precisely what pro-lifers predicted. Sometimes the...
  • Now more than ever, we must show the victims of abortion (Warning Graphic Photo)

    10/17/2014 7:53:31 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/16/14 | John Jansen
    Recently on the website In These Times, writer Sady Doyle comes right out and says it: “I like abortion.” Lest anyone think Doyle is being taken out of context, consider that the title of her article is, “Abortion Isn’t a Necessary Evil. It’s Great,” and the subtitle is, “Progressives should admit it: We like abortion.” This comes on the heels of Janet Harris’ widely shared Washington Post column, “Stop Calling Abortion a Difficult Decision.” To no one’s surprise, Slate (“My Year As an Abortion Doula”) and HuffPo have also recently had their own Let’s-present-abortion-as-sympathetically-as-we-possibly-can articles. And, very revealingly, America’s leading How to Get Used by...
  • Writer: It’s Okay If an 11-Year-Old Has an Abortion

    10/16/2014 7:20:49 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 13 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/15/14 | Micaiah Bilger
    I read a lot of terrible abortion stories for my job, but some break my heart more than others.A few weeks ago, I came across a column in the New York Magazine written by an abortion doula. Curious, I clicked on the story and read about the young woman, who provides emotional support for women as they have abortions.I began to feel more and more horrified as I read about her work and her attempts to justify really terrible things. She writes: “A year ago, when I was just starting out, Mitchell met with me and the other trainees to...
  • Abortion Activist: Everyone Would Love Abortion if Pro-Lifers Hadn’t “Brainwashed” People

    10/15/2014 5:17:53 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 26 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/14/14 | Dave Andrusko
    I usually skim books by pro-abortionists—the arguments are repetitious and drawn from the same fetid pool of anti-child and (usually) anti-male rhetoric. But I believe I will have to read Katha Pollitt’s “Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights.”Is it because Pollitt’s book promises a breakthrough, so to speak, a new way of defending the indefensible? Not if you read the 100% sympathetic reviews that have appeared in the usual places (Slate, the New York Times, Salon, etc., etc.) But that’s not the point, although you keep hearing notions that an abortion absolutist is somehow reaching out to people who share none of...
  • Assisted suicide cannot promise you a peaceful or painless death

    10/13/2014 9:17:27 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 64 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/10/14 | Lani Candelora
    Assisted suicide is wrongly marketed to the public as a flawless, peaceful escape from suffering. But did you know that many assisted suicides experience complications? It can be a painful and scary death. It can include gasping, muscle spasms, nausea, vomiting, panic, confusion, failure to produce unconsciousness, waking from unconsciousness, and a failure to cause death.Just this week we saw a heartbreaking article about a woman named Brittany Maynard who has planned her assisted suicide death for November 1st. She is clearly terrified of a hard and painful death, and has been led to believe that assisted suicide is the...
  • Norma McCorvey of Roe v. Wade: Abortion facility staff gave women cocaine

    10/13/2014 7:16:13 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/13/14 | Sarah Terzo
    While most pro-lifers know that Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff in Roe v. Wade, is now pro-life, fewer know that she worked in two abortion clinics before her conversion. She tells her story in her book Won By Love.McCorvey had a lot to say about what working in an abortion clinic was like.  The first clinic she worked at, A-Z, was horribly run and filthy. Here, she describes what she saw in that clinic:  I started working at the A to Z clinic in January 1995, and it was a health disaster waiting to happen. If the owner had not closed it down,...
  • Rand Paul and Cory Gardner’s problem with chimps (Abortion and Personhood)

    10/13/2014 5:12:02 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/10/14 | Gualberto Garcia Jones, J.D.
    As of the writing of this story, if you run a google news search on the word “personhood” two clusters of news appear.  The first set of articles relate to Tommy the chimp and the case that is being argued on appeal in the State of New York to establish legal personhood for animals. The second cluster is a barrage of “news” articles - more political porn than news - in which the main stream media is attempting to portray all politicians who support or supported universal human personhood as either Taliban-like religious zealots, or hypocrites running from their past.Let’s...
  • Woman: Aborting My Baby With Down Syndrome “Was the Kindest Thing I Could Do”

    10/10/2014 12:46:39 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 42 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/10/14 | Sarah Zagorski
    In April 2011, Suzanne and her husband Tim found out they were pregnant with their second baby. They were overjoyed to add to their family and give their daughter, Delilah a brother. However, when they went in for a routine scan when Suzanne was 13 weeks, they found out their baby might have Down syndrome. Later tests confirmed that their son, who they named Oscar, had the genetic disorder.Susanna shares with the Daily Mail about her decision to abort her baby. We reasoned that if our baby did have Down’s syndrome — a genetic disorder which inhibits the ability to...
  • Euthanasia Advocates Exploit 29-Year-Old Who Wants to Kill Herself to Push Assisted Suicide

    10/10/2014 9:11:25 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 26 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/10/14 | Wesley J. Smith
    I wasn’t going to write about the Brittany Maynard assisted suicide frenzy. Maynard is apparently dying of brain cancer at age 29, and has decided to mount a pro-assisted suicide campaign, announcing she will kill herself on November 1.I wasn’t going to write about Maynard because I am not critical of her. No one knows what our limits might be. But more importantly, she is a living, very ill woman. No way I am going to do anything to add to her burden.But then, I started getting many media calls to comment: Three minutes on TV talking her planned suicide,...
  • Woman’s Heartbreaking Letter to Her Unborn Baby: I’m Aborting You Next Friday

    10/10/2014 8:06:48 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 66 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/10/14 | Steven Ertelt
    A user on the social media network Reddit has posted a heart-wrenching open letter to her unborn child saying she plans to get an abortion next week because she is just not ready to become a mother. In the letter, the Reddit user says she is both “sorry and not sorry” over her decision to abort her baby and added that she doesn’t understand why she doesn’t feel the excitement about her baby that expectant moms are supposed to feel.Ultimately, the woman says she just isn’t prepared to bring a baby into the world, though she has already done so,...
  • The troubling persistence of eugenicist thought in modern America

    10/10/2014 5:28:29 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 15 replies
    The Week ^ | 9/30/14 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    It's hard to shake the feeling that eugenics can make a comeback. Or that it never really left us.When Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gave a recent interview to Elle, she let slip a statement that almost sounded like something a 1920s-style eugenicist would say. Talking about the rise of state-level restrictions on abortion, the liberal justice said, "It makes no sense as a national policy to promote birth only among poor people."And remember, a few years ago, Ginsburg had to deny that she believed eugenic thought influenced the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision. She had noted a...
  • NYT writer: Pedophilic attraction a ‘mental disability’ that should be protected in law

    10/09/2014 2:03:28 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 57 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/9/14 | Kirsten Andersen
    Pedophilia, in the sense of the persistent sexual attraction to children, is a disorder, not a crime, and deserves special protections in law. That’s the premise of a recent New York Times opinion piece by Rutgers law professor Margo Kaplan, who argues that “stigma” surrounding adults who are sexually attracted to children prevents them from seeking psychological help. As a result, Kaplan asserts, pedophiles should be protected by the same anti-discrimination laws that require society to accommodate other “disabilities.”“By some estimates, 1 percent of the male population continues, long after puberty, to find themselves attracted to prepubescent children. These people are...
  • Embryonic Stem Cell Backers Make More False Claims, Only Adult Cells Help Patients

    10/09/2014 1:54:53 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/9/14 | Dr. David Prentic
    Excitement over a newly-released paper on stem cells making insulin is a tribute to the Harvard stem cell Press Office.The actual report is quite a bit less earth-shaking than you might be led to believe by the Harvard press office. The science itself, in a paper from the lab of Dr. Doug Melton published in the journal Cell, provides an incremental improvement in the derivation of functional (insulin-secreting) beta cells. MeltonÂ’s lab developed an improved method to generate millions of insulin-secreting cells from human embryonic stem cells (hESC, which require the destruction of a young human being) and from human...
  • SEIU Partners With Planned Parenthood to Back Pro-Abortion Candidates

    10/09/2014 8:19:43 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/9/14 | Carole Novielli
    SEIU, the Center for American Progress, American Women, Planned Parenthood and other partners have announced today the launch of Fair Shot Action, what they call, “a new effort aimed at engaging voters on issues surrounding women.“ According to their press release, the coalition will help voters understand, “which candidates support women’s access to reproductive health” which is code for abortion on demand as they describe it as, “an area that has been under attack during the last year as a result of the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision.”A major component of the new effort will be a new online tool...
  • Medical Journal Pushes Killing Patients for Their Organs

    10/08/2014 12:49:48 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 42 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/8/14 | Wesley J. Smith
    To donate vital organs, a donor must be dead. Tough this is known as the “dead donor rule,” I have been warning that utilitarian bioethicists and transplant medical professionals want to shatter the DDR to permit killing living living profoundly cognitively disabled patients for their organs.Now, we see what appears to me to be a push poll type question in a study measuring popular support for such a change in the law.A push poll seeks to obtain a desired answer by the way the question is framed. Here is the question from “Abandoning the Dead Donor Rule?” in the Journal...
  • Pro-abortion Democrat accuses post-abortive woman of having a weak personality

    10/08/2014 11:41:47 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 29 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/7/14 | Lisa Bourne
    A pro-abortion Democrat accused a pro-life politician of having a weak personality because she turned to alcohol, drugs, and thoughts of suicide after she had two abortions.The verbal dust-up occurred between Republican Texas State Representative-elect Molly White and State Rep. Dawnna Dukes, a Democrat, during a September 20 abortion debate, with Dukes revealing for the first time publicly that she, too, has had an abortion.White, who won the March Republican primary for House District 55, was taking part in the Texas Tribune’s “Women’s Health Debate” panel, where her introduction included that she was post-abortive and that her experience with two...
  • Internet’s First Abortion Class: Now You Can Learn How to Do an Abortion

    10/07/2014 12:17:41 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/7/14 | Katie Yoder
    It’s a liberal media specialty: advertising abortion like it’s a good thing.Starting next week, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) will offer a class on “Abortion: Quality Care and Public Health Implications” through Coursera, an online course platform. Targeting clinicians, health care workers, and students, the course will “contextualize abortion care within a public health framework from both clinical and social perspectives.” Media heralded the news, calling the class “exactly what abortion education needs to move forward” and looking forward to “breaking down the barriers women looking for abortions face.”Breaking the news, Daily Beast contributor Samantha Allen explained why...
  • Abortion Activist Admits “We Like Abortion,” “No Shame in Aborting Unborn Babies”

    10/07/2014 8:39:35 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 15 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/7/14 | Dave Andrusko
    As I have explained many times, often the most revealing stories come courtesy of our faithful readers. This post comes from the Herald Sun (Australia). It’s headlined, “No shame in aborting unborn life” and is written by Susie O’Brien.Let’s be clear. The objective of pro-lifers is not “shaming” anyone, but rather saving the lives of unborn babies and the future psychological, emotional, and spiritual health of women facing crisis pregnancies.Where we part company (actually we part company even earlier, but…) with people like Ms. O’Brien is over the self-serving and lethal mistake-erasing notion that it is better to be the...
  • Traditional marriage is not a water fountain

    10/07/2014 6:43:38 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/6/14 | Anthony Esolen
    As readers of Public Discourse know, some proponents of homosexual pseudogamy now assert that argument is no longer necessary. We do not argue with segregationists, they say. We ignore them, we scorn them. They are not worth our time. They are mad or wicked. So too our courageous Ryan Anderson, who says that marriage by nature requires a man and a woman.“Shut up,” they explain.I fear that our age is so enslaved to ideology that we can no longer notice what is obvious and natural, or think sensitively about history, or craft analogies that can stand a moment of analysis.Slavery and Segregation: A Peculiar InstitutionConsider...
  • Abortion Activist: I Would Have Died for My Aborted Daughter’s “Right to Choose”

    10/06/2014 11:00:54 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 44 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/6/14 | Abortion Activist: I Would Have Died for My Aborted Daughter’s “Right to Choose”
    Lately, advocates of legal abortion have attempted to give their ailing cause a shot in the arm.As John Stonestreet pointed out on BreakPoint recently, the tried and true “pro-choice” moniker is falling out of favor. And the accompanying crocodile tears over “the difficult choice of abortion” that were once necessary for public credibility seem to have dried up. The “safe, legal and rare” days are gone, replaced with cavalier celebrations of abortion as a positive good in art, film and now spoken word poetry. That last is the work of Leyla Josephine, whose new video, “I Think She Was a...
  • 5 years ago today I quit my job at Planned Parenthood. This is what made me do it.

    10/06/2014 10:53:35 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 19 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/6/14 | Abby Johnson
    Every day, I took the same route to my house from the Planned Parenthood facility I managed. The marshals that came to provide “safety training” for us once a year recommended we change up our route home. They came to warn us about how dangerous the pro-lifers were outside our facility. Ha. “You never want to take the same route home. Always change it up. You never know when one of them could be following you,” they said. Can you love people into truth? Absolutely. I think the better question is: are you willing to? Are you willing to look...
  • Megadonors meet behind closed doors to convince GOP to support gay ‘marriage’

    10/06/2014 7:27:31 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 59 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/3/14 | Dustin Siggins
    Billionaire donor Paul Singer held a secret, closed doors meeting with other megadonors to promote same-sex "marriage" within the Republican Party. The Washington Blade reported that Singer and a number of wealthy donors, politicians, and the head of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) met on Thursday to discuss how to swing the GOP in favor of redefining marriage. Relying on four anonymous sources, the Blade found that HRC president Chad Griffin, a Democratic operative, was expected to speak at the event. Prominent Republicans are expected to be in attendance, including former Bush administration Solicitor General Ted Olson, who has led...
  • CDC: Gay men make up only 2% of US, but 63% of all new AIDS cases

    10/03/2014 8:36:08 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 39 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/1/14 | Kirsten Andersen
    The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a new report that highlights the potentially lethal dangers of anal sex. In their most recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the health agency said that while men with same-sex attraction make up only 2 percent of the total population, they accounted for 63 percent of all newly-diagnosed HIV/AIDS cases in 2010.  More than half of all AIDS-sufferers in the U.S. are homosexual, and most of them contracted it by engaging in anal sex. “Most gay and bisexual men acquire HIV through anal sex, which is the riskiest type of sex for...
  • Black Caucus teams up with Planned Parenthood in panel pushing abortion of black babies

    10/03/2014 8:32:50 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/3/14 | Kirsten Andersen
    Politics makes strange bedfellows, the old cliché goes, and nowhere was that more apparent than at last week’s Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBC) annual legislative conference, where black activists teamed up with Planned Parenthood to host a panel promoting contraception and increased access to abortion for African American women. Planned Parenthood was founded by Margaret Sanger in the 1920s as the American Birth Control League (it changed its name in 1943). Sanger was a well-known eugenicist who once said, “Colored people are like human weeds and are to be exterminated.” By founding her organization, she hoped to discourage blacks and...
  • Different Kind of Death Panel: Access to Top Doctors and Hospitals is Dwindling Under Obamacare

    10/03/2014 8:26:34 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 25 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/3/14 | Jennifer Popik, JD
    Californians with health insurance obtained through the Obamacare exchange are continuing to find themselves being turned away when they seek out many top health care specialists and hospitals, according to the latest report in an ongoing investigation by the Los Angeles Times.The Obama Health Care exchange (called Covered California within the state) has the power to exclude insurance plans in the exchange based on rate increases. The problem is the plans often need to raise rates to ensure access to high-level life-saving care. Because plans are worried about being booted from doing business in the state exchanges, they have slashed...
  • These Premature Babies Survived, So Why Is it Okay to Kill Them in an Abortion?

    10/03/2014 6:27:42 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/2/14 | Sarah Zagorski
    According to the Office for National Statistics, 80% of babies born extremely premature will survive. Professor Neil Marlow, a consultant neonatologistat University College London Hospital said, “We found that babies born at 27, 28, 29 weeks, which had really high mortality rates when I was doing the first study, are now doing well and living normal lives.”The Telegraph shares more: In 1974 the outlook for a baby born before 26 weeks – two thirds of the way through a normal pregnancy – was poor. ‘They almost certainly wouldn’t have survived,’ Dr Mike Smith, a paediatric consultant who started working with...
  • I make no apologies for being on ‘the wrong side of history’

    10/02/2014 11:23:44 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/1/14 | Ben Johnson
    I'm not afraid of being on the “wrong side of history” on gay “marriage”; I've been there before. I spent the first part of my life being told that the global triumph of Communism was “inevitable.” “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting” – Sun Tzu, The Art of War. Among the stratagems employed by the cultural Left to discourage, dispirit, and dissuade the plurality of culturally sane Americans from opposing same-sex “marriage” is the all-encompassing insistence that the fight has already been lost. The phrase of choice is that proponents of traditional marriage...
  • Rand Paul backs use of abortion-inducing drug as ‘birth control’

    10/02/2014 6:35:07 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/1/14 | Ben Johnson
    Rand Paul has said he had no objection to using the morning after pill as a form of “birth control.” The junior U.S. senator from Kentucky and likely 2016 presidential hopeful responded to a question on the topic yesterday at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. A woman asked, “If life starts at conception, should medicine that prevents conception like Plan B be legal?" Paul replied, "I am not opposed to birth control, That's basically what Plan B is.” “Plan B is taking two birth control pills in the morning and two in the evening, and I am not...
  • Why I’ve spent ten of the last 20 years in prison for defending the unborn

    10/01/2014 6:28:07 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 204 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/30/14 | Linda Gibbons
    Linda Gibbons awaits arrest outside a Toronto abortion facility. Editor’s note: Linda Gibbons has been in prison since an August 7 arrest in Toronto while she witnessed to life outside an abortion facility protected by an injunction. Her case goes to trial November 12. She wrote the following letter this month to explain her ongoing mission. This article is a reflection on my ten years of bearing witness for life in front of Toronto's several abortuaries. My intention is not an apology for the reason, cause or purpose I engage in civil disobedience against injunctions in place at these death...
  • If Planned Parenthood Collapses, So Does the Abortion Industry

    10/01/2014 6:18:21 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 18 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/30/14 | Jill Stanek
    Had Planned Parenthood gone under in 1986, the abortion industry would hardly have noticed. At the time Planned Parenthood was committing only 6.2% of all U.S. abortions.That was then.With a total of 342 abortion clinics at last count (174 surgical/168 medical), Planned Parenthood now owns 46% of the remaining 751 abortion clinics in the U.S.Planned Parenthood’s biggest abortion surge has been in the field of medical (RU-486) abortions. Planned Parenthood operates 90% of all U.S. medical abortion clinics, according to AbortionDocs.org. Here’s a chart from STOPP.org:By 2011, the latest figures available, Planned Parenthood was responsible for 31.6% of the U.S....
  • IUD best choice for underage girls: American Academy of Pediatrics

    09/30/2014 10:29:52 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 93 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/30/14 | Kirsten Andersen
    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated their policy guidelines (PDF) concerning contraceptives for children under 18, recommending that the first line of defense against pregnancy for adolescent girls should be implantable contraception such as an IUD or a sub-dermal hormonal implant. The AAP says that because young girls cannot be trusted to remain abstinent, reliably take a daily birth control pill, or use condoms, the best way to ensure they do not become pregnant is to fit them with a “long-acting reversible contraceptive” – a device that, once installed, will either provide a continuous dose of hormones designed...
  • Netherlands: Euthanasias Increase 15% as Doctors Target Mental Health Patients

    09/30/2014 9:10:01 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 25 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/30/14 | Alex Schadenberg
    The 2013 Netherlands euthanasia report was released yesterday indicating a 15% increase of reported euthanasia deaths. There were also 42 euthanasia deaths for people with psychiatric problems and 97 euthanasia deaths for people with dementia.The 2013 report indicated that there were 4829 reported euthanasia deaths which was up from 4188 in 2012. As bad as it is, the reported euthanasia deaths do not include the unreported euthanasia deaths.The five year Netherlands euthanasia Lancet study indicated that in 2010, 23% of all euthanasia deaths went unreported in the Netherlands, which was up from 20% in 2005. The under-reporting of euthanasia in...
  • How Obamacare Funds the Nation’s Largest Abortion Business

    09/30/2014 8:17:40 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/30/14 | Sarra Torre
    Despite promises to the contrary by members of Congress and even the president, Americans now know that Obamacare is entangling tax dollars with coverage of elective abortion.Last week, the Government Accountability Office released a report confirming that more than 1,000 Obamacare exchange plans cover elective abortion but remain eligible for taxpayer subsidies.But that’s not the full story on how Obamacare funds the abortion industry.In addition to sending taxpayer money to plans that cover abortion, the massive health care law has created new avenues of public funding for Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider.Just a few weeks ago, the Department...
  • Jessa Duggar Criticized for Linking the Holocaust With Abortion

    09/30/2014 6:55:32 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 56 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/29/14 | Sarah Zagorski
    The word “holocaust” is defined as the destruction or slaughter of people on a mass scale. Some pro-life people think its fair to say that the killing of over 57 million people through abortion fits the definition.However, when Jessa Duggar from 19 Kids and Counting, linked the Jewish Holocaust with abortion on an Instragram Post, (see below right) some responded and said her statement was offensive.Jessa wrote: “I walked through the Holocaust Museum again today… very sobering. Millions of innocents denied the most basic and fundamental of all rights—their right to life. One human destroying the life of another deemed...
  • Abortion Activist Defends Infanticide: “Medical Necessity” May Require Killing Baby After Birth

    09/29/2014 10:58:08 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 33 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/29/14 | Steven Ertelt
    When pro-life advocates take the pro-life message to college and university campuses, they never know what kind of response they’ll get. They see it all — counter protests, people changing their minds on abortion, and even violence.Then, sometimes, they get some of the most outrageous responses from abortion activists who go out of their way to justify their view that abortion should be available on demand, for any reason and any time during pregnancy.But the pro-life advocates with Created Equal saw that pro-abortion argument taken to the next level when they visited Ohio State University. There, one abortion activist said...
  • My husband divorced me for his gay lover - then took our children

    09/29/2014 9:50:01 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 176 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/29/14 | by Janna Darnelle
    Every time a new state redefines marriage, the news is full of happy stories of gay and lesbian couples and their new families. But behind those big smiles and sunny photographs are other, more painful stories. These are left to secret, dark places. They are suppressed, and those who would tell them are silenced in the name of “marriage equality.” But I refuse to be silent. I represent one of those real life stories that are kept in the shadows. I have personally felt the pain and devastation wrought by the propaganda that destroys natural families. The Divorce In the fall...
  • Eyewtiness to abortion

    09/29/2014 9:43:33 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 9/29/14 | Amanda Cable
    My first granddaughter would have been six by now. I often watch children in the local playground and wonder what she would have been like. Other times, at night, I dream about her vividly, and know the answer. Blonde-haired, blue-eyed and with a shy smile. Time and time again, I dream that she has just been born, and as she is handed to me, I name her Katie. Just as my heart is about to burst with joy, I wake up and realise that she does not exist. I shall never know my granddaughter because her life was extinguished before...
  • ‘Exposé’ on pro-family groups shows how massively better-funded the gay movement is

    09/29/2014 6:54:48 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 13 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/26/14 | Kirsten Andersen
    A new report out from the pro-homosexual Human Rights Campaign called “The Export of Hate” purports to expose a shadowy behind-the-scenes network of religiously-motivated American bigots pushing an anti-gay agenda around the world.  But on closer inspection, the report actually reveals that the pro-family organizations, which the HRC calls “hate groups” for their opposition to homosexual activity and marital redefinition, are massively underfunded and outspent when compared to their pro-homosexual rivals. “While LGBT people around the world face systematic stigmatization, persecution and violence, there exists a network of American extremists who are working tirelessly to undercut them at every turn,”...
  • Congressional Black Caucus Partners With Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

    09/26/2014 5:35:02 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 21 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/25/14 | Carole Novielli
    Planned Parenthood has been accused of targeting black neighborhoods with population control. Their founder, Margaret Sanger was once a well known Klan speaker. The organization is the largest chain of abortion clinics in the nation. Black leaders have discovered that abortion is the leading cause of death among Blacks in America.So why are members of today’s Congressional Black Caucus partnering with the largest chain of abortion and family planning clinics, Planned Parenthood?An online press release from Planned Parenthood explains, “As part of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) 44th Annual Legislative Conference, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) will partner...
  • Seattle official: Planned Parenthood abortion facility will help ‘ensure children are born healthy'

    09/26/2014 5:26:09 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 24 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/25/14 | Ben Johnson
    A government official in Seattle is praising a new public-private partnership that will see the county outsource its family planning services to a Planned Parenthood abortion facility – saying the arrangement will help unborn babies. King County, Washington – which includes Seattle – has arranged for Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest (PPGNW) to assume the family planning operations at the Public Health Center at Greenbridge, which is currently run by the county Public Health Department. “I want to thank Mayor [Ed] Murray and our partners at Planned Parenthood for helping us ensure that children are born healthy and able...
  • Las Vegas School District Considers Teaching 5-Year-Olds About Masturbation

    09/24/2014 9:37:20 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 51 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/24/14 | Steven Ertelt
    We live in a hyper-sexualized society where so-called experts think it wiser to push sex on younger and younger children. The abortion industry doesn’t mind at all, because Planned Parenthood can prey on young impressionable teens and pre-teens by telling them that early sex is perfectly fine and can exploit them to sell them abortions when the young girls become pregnant.With that in mind, here’s the latest from Las Vegas, where apparently there are not enough clients for the legal prostitutes so they need to convince children at a young age to become interested in sex.As one report indicates, the...
  • Why is the NAACP Taking $25,000 From the Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz?

    09/24/2014 9:30:54 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 13 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/24/14 | Carole Novielli
    Since February 2013, the nation’s oldest civil rights group, the NAACP, has spent over half a million suing the black organization, The Radiance Foundation and Life News founder, Steven Ertelt, for what it charges as “trademark infringement, confusion and dilution.” This so-called infringement included The Radiance Foundation’s news articles that detailed the NAACP pro-abortion actions and the NAACP’s ties to Planned Parenthood.Read those details here.So…it was a little surprising to me to discover that among other clear ties, in 2012, Planned Parenthood gave the NAACP $25,000 It was also interesting to learn that Planned Parenthood sent an open letter to...