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  • WWYD? Boy tells pregnant girlfriend she must get abortion

    12/08/2014 10:42:59 AM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Saynsumthn's Blog ^ | Saynsumthn
    The TV show What Would You Do has produced an episode of a pregnant women being forced by her boyfriend to have an abortion. The show uses actors to portray real life circumstances to see how the public would react. WWYD couple PICTURE ON LINK The interchange occurs inside a restaurant geared for the patrons to overhear the argument to catch their reactions on camera. In the scenario, the pregnant actor tells her pretend boyfriend she is pregnant. He gets irritated, accuses her of sleeping around and tells her she has to have an abortion, “You’re ending this pregnancy or...
  • Google Bans Ads For 'Pro-Life' Pregnancy Centers

    04/28/2014 9:56:55 PM PDT · by This Just In · 9 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | April 28, 2014 | Paul Bois
    "Google’s leadership in removing the majority of these ads is a victory for truth in advertising." Responding to outside pressure from "pro-choice" group NARAL, the search engine Google has decided to ban pregnancy centers offering alternatives to abortion from bidding on the keyword “abortion clinics” reports LifeSiteNews.
  • Study reveals newborns recall words heard in utero

    08/28/2013 4:54:37 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 8-28-13 | Thomas Llifson
    The little human being living inside a pregnant mother turns out to be a lot more capable than previously known. Kathy Drummond describes the research that led to the startling finding that newborns can recall words they heard in the womb in The Verge: ...new research offers provocative evidence that an unborn fetus can not only hear sounds from the outside world, but is actually capable of recalling specific words in the days following birth. In a study out of the University of Helsinki that builds on previous investigations, a team used EEG scans on 33 newborn babies to reach...
  • Judge rules ‘Choose Life’ license plates violate the First Amendment

    12/11/2012 5:11:07 AM PST · by IbJensen · 31 replies
    Life Site Times ^ | 12/10/2012 | Ben Johnson
    CHARLOTTE, December 10, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – North Carolina women are free to choose abortion, but not pro-life license plates. A federal judge has ruled the state can only sell a “Choose Life” vanity plate if it also offers a pro-abortion alternative. U.S. District Judge James C. Fox stated that offering only one side of the argument “constitutes viewpoint discrimination in violation of the First Amendment.” The state legislature passed a bill authorizing the pro-life message with dozens of other specialty plate options in September 2011. The ACLU of North Carolina won an injunction against the plates that December. “We would...
  • Judge finds NC ‘Choose Life’ plates unconstitutional

    12/10/2012 8:40:42 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 68 replies
    FOX8 WGHP ^ | 12/10/12 | Joe Borlik
    <p>RALEIGH, N.C. – A federal judge has ruled it is unconstitutional for North Carolina to issue pro-life license plates unless the state offers similar plates supporting abortion rights.</p> <p>U.S. District Court Judge James C. Fox ruled on Friday that North Carolina cannot produce or distribute the “Choose Life” plate.</p>
  • Surgeon: Remove Kidneys for Transplant Before Donor's Death

    06/06/2012 5:12:34 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 27 replies
    Yahoo via ABCNews ^ | June 6, 2012 | KIM CAROLLO
    The severe shortage of viable organs for transplantation in the U.S. has led a transplant surgeon to propose harvesting kidneys from people who are not dead yet. Dr. Paul Morrissey, an associate professor of surgery at Brown University's Alpert Medical School, wrote in The American Journal of Bioethics that the protocol known as donation after cardiac death -- meaning death as a result of irreversible damage to the cardiovascular system -- has increased the number of organs available for transplant, but has a number of limitations, including the need to wait until the heart stops. Because of the waiting time,...
  • Killing babies no different from abortion, experts say

    02/29/2012 12:04:23 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 37 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 29 Feb 2012 | Stephen Adams
    Parents should be allowed to have their newborn babies killed because they are “morally irrelevant” and ending their lives is no different to abortion, a group of medical ethicists linked to Oxford University has argued. The article, published in the Journal of Medical Ethics, says newborn babies are not “actual persons” and do not have a “moral right to life”. The academics also argue that parents should be able to have their baby killed if it turns out to be disabled when it is born. The journal’s editor, Prof Julian Savulescu, director of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics,...
  • Israel: Heart of the World

    09/22/2011 3:38:53 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 24 replies
    "See I have given before you today life and good and death and bad." (From this week's Torah portion, Netzvim, Deuteronomy 30:15) Don't we know that life is good and death is bad? Not really. Our natural will is to stop living and to merely exist. In other words, to stop working and to just be passive; to shed responsibility. To live, we must preserve a state of separation or differentiation. The world was created in a process that separated light from darkness, heaven from earth and land from water. A living organism lives in the same way: it is...
  • Two Worlds - Two Cultures

    08/19/2011 7:16:09 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 44 replies
    Fr. Ray Blake's Blog ^ | 8/19/11 | Fr. Ray Blake
    I am sure this will be happening in Madrid as it did in London. Richard Dawkins brought at least one laspsed Catholic back to the Church during the Papal visit to the UK. She saw the the anti-Pope snarling mob led by Dawkins and Tatchel, with their plastic devil horns and inflated condoms, sex "toys" and angry faces and she saw the sheer joy of those cheering the Pope and the banners carried by the enthusiastic youth. She said it wasn't about arguments, it was about faces. Dawkins & co. glaring and hopeless, those who were there cheering the Pope...
  • Antiabortion message for specialty (license) plate (in MA)

    06/18/2010 3:16:15 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 6 replies · 228+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | June 18, 2010 | Lisa Wangsness
    Massachusetts, a state known for its liberal political climate, is about to offer motorists specialty license plates that express opposition to abortion rights. The new “Choose Life’’ plate, which features an illustration of a woman cradling an infant, becomes one of 18 Massachusetts tags that provide publicity and funding for causes, including breast cancer research, youth hockey, and environmental preservation. They cost drivers $90 every two years. After the state recoups the cost of producing the “Choose Life’’ plates, the proceeds will go to organizations that encourage women with unwanted pregnancies to consider options other than abortion, such as adoption....
  • Fight over 'Choose Life' on NJ plates revived

    04/25/2010 1:19:02 PM PDT · by Coleus · 3 replies · 442+ views
    star ledger ^ | April 10, 2010
    A nonprofit group's effort to get a specialty New Jersey license plate with the tagline "Choose Life" has been revived by a federal appeals court. State officials argued that they have the right to reject plate slogans that may be deemed political, religious or otherwise controversial. A U.S. district judge agreed, dismissing a 2008 lawsuit filed the New York-based Children First Foundation. The group appealed, and a three-judge panel revived the suit yesterday on the grounds that the state's decision may have amounted to impermissible "viewpoint discrimination." "The court should have focused on whether the prohibition of certain advocacy messages...
  • NARAL Seeks Pro-Choice License Plate With Proceeds Going to Planned Parenthood Clinics

    02/15/2010 3:35:17 AM PST · by Man50D · 12 replies · 363+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | February 12, 2010 | Dena Potter
    Abortion-rights advocates have been unable to halt the "Choose Life" license plate variations in nearly two-dozen states, so now they're working to balance the bumper debate. Activists are pushing a "Trust Women/Respect Choice" license plate in Virginia, which would become only the fourth state to offer a pro-choice plate and the first to require legislative approval for it. Supporters have threatened to sue if lawmakers don't give drivers the option. "We really don't feel like a license plate is the place to be promoting a political agenda," said Tarina Keene, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia. "However, the pro-choice community...
  • Justice for the Unborn Terror Victim

    11/13/2009 3:59:48 PM PST · by Abakumov · 4 replies · 313+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 15, 2009 | Editorial
    Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan was charged with 13 counts of murder for the Fort Hood massacre, but 14 persons were killed. Army Pvt. Francheska Velez, a 21-year-old Chicago native, was six weeks pregnant when she was gunned down. Her unborn child is the 14th victim, but the death so far has been ignored by our government.
  • U.S. Supreme Court Denies Freedom of Speech in “Choose Life Illinois” Appeal

    10/06/2009 4:43:37 AM PDT · by truthnomatterwhat · 22 replies · 1,718+ views
    The Voice ^ | Jennifer LeClaire
    The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal in Choose Life Illinois v. White, upholding a Seventh Circuit ruling that the Illinois system for approving specialty plates was not discriminatory. The case was filed in 2004 after citizens had collected more than the requisite number of signatures, but were denied a “Choose Life” license plate. “Ever-increasing numbers of pro-life Americans want to proudly display the ‘Choose Life’ message on their vehicles—as evidenced by the fact that 22 states now offer such plates,” says Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President and CEO of Americans United for Life. “Illinois is unfairly censoring...
  • "Didn’t think I’d live long enough to see this happen" ( San Diego Pro-Life Rally )

    05/20/2009 2:51:00 PM PDT · by kellynla · 5 replies · 533+ views
    California Catholic Daily ^ | May 20, 2009 | staff
    A crowd estimated at between 300 and 1100 people gathered on Sunday, May 17, outside the San Diego County Administration Building for a “Choose Life!” rally. The rally was scheduled to coincide with President Barack Obama’s commencement speech at Notre Dame University. Event organizers said the official crowd estimate by San Diego police was 1100. Speakers included the Rev. Walter Hoye, a Baptist minister who was jailed for violating Oakland’s so-called “bubble ordinance,” and UCLA student Lila Rose, who has spearheaded a series of undercover investigations that have exposed Planned Parenthood cover-ups of statutory rape laws in various states across...
  • Choose Life Virginia License Plates to be issued on July 1, 2009

    05/08/2009 11:31:28 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 5 replies · 477+ views
    The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles will begin issuing Choose Life license plates on July 1, 2009, using the 481 pre-paid applications submitted by State Senator Ken Cuccinelli. Anticipating fabulous demand for the Choose Life plate, DMV and plate sponsor Richmond Coalition for Life encourage Virginia citizens who have not applied to apply directly on the DMV website starting July 2. The Richmond Coalition for Life (P.O. Box 17902 Richmond, VA 23226-7902) will however receive pre-paid applications, review them for completeness, and submit complete applications to DMV after the first week of July. The Choose Life Team expresses grateful appreciation...
  • Crist approves of Jesus,cross plates

    04/27/2009 3:45:56 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 18 replies · 1,490+ views
    My Fox Orlando ^ | 4-27-2009
    Crist approves of Jesus, cross plates Created On: Monday, 27 Apr 2009, 5:11 PM EDT TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Gov. Charlie Crist says he would approve license plates with the image of a cross and an image of Jesus if they make it to his desk. The two plates are scheduled to be voted on by the Florida Senate but have been controversial. The plate that depicts a cross and the words "I Believe" is the subject of a lawsuit in South Carolina. Florida's American Civil Liberties Union says both plates violate the separation of church and state. Supporters argue denying...
  • Supreme Court to Hear Case on 'Choose Life' Plates

    04/27/2009 9:55:59 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 16 replies · 845+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 27, 2009 | Adam Liptak
    [A case] involving license plates that say “Choose Life,” is heading toward the [Supreme Court]. No one is forced to use the plates, which are available in 19 states and seem intended to appeal to those who oppose abortion rights. They are so-called “specialty plates,” which are available for an extra fee to people who want to express themselves through their license plates. ... [Florida] sells, for $20 extra, a bright yellow plate with the cartoonish faces of two smiling children and the words “Choose Life.” The state says it raised more than $33 million from specialty plates in the...
  • Kaine OKs ‘Choose Life’ anti-abortion license plates

    03/31/2009 1:06:04 PM PDT · by kdot · 10 replies · 640+ views
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 03/31/2009 | By Staff Reports
    Virginians soon will be able to choose a "Choose Life" license plate for their vehicles. Gov. Timothy M. Kaine said yesterday that he has signed legislation that approves a number of specialty license plates, including one that bears the anti-abortion slogan. "The practice has been for the General Assembly to allow statements of social political positions on these license plates," the governor said. "The clear trend of [recent court] decisions was if the state allows plates that have messages . . . once a state does that, these plates should be allowed." Then-Gov. Mark R. Warner, a fellow Democrat, vetoed...
  • Missouri Choose Life License Plate Gets Favorable Appeals Court Ruling

    03/26/2009 2:36:27 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies · 524+ views
    Life News ^ | 3/26/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Jefferson City, MO (LifeNews.com) -- A federal appeals court has issued a decision agreeing with a lower district court ruling upholding the right of Missouri residents to purchase Choose Life license plates for their vehicles. The proceeds from the sales of the plates will fund pregnancy centers that help women avoid abortions.Last year, a federal court ruled in favor of the Choose Life plates and determined that the state’s statute outlining the approval process for specialty plates was unconstitutional. The state appealed the ruling to the 8th Circuit.The appeals court affirmed the ruling and ordered the Missouri Department of...
  • email from VA Planned Parenthood on CHOOSE LIFE plate (BARF ALERT)

    02/19/2009 1:46:29 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 27 replies · 583+ views
    Oppose "Choose Life" License Plates Dear xxxxxx, This morning, the House Transportation Committee voted on a package of legislation that included Sen. Cuccinelli's 'Choose Life' License Plate. The bill, SB817, passed by a vote of 15-7. Click here to see how your Delegate voted. This is a disappointing blow to our efforts to defeat this bill, which would generate funds for crisis pregnancy centers around Virginia. On Monday, the House of Delegates will take a final vote on this legislation and be sure the anti's are making their voices heard. Please take a moment to send your legislator a message...
  • Court orders Arizona to allow ‘Choose Life’ license plates

    11/23/2008 5:57:14 PM PST · by sionnsar · 18 replies · 593+ views
    TitusOneNine ^ | 11/23/2008 | The Rev. Canon Dr. Kendall Harmon
    A federal court has ruled that the Arizona License Plate Commission must approve an anti-abortion group's "Choose Life" specialty license plate. The Arizona Life Coalition applied for the specialty license plate in 2002, but the Arizona License Plate Commission, which oversees the requests, rejected its application. Attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) and the Center for Arizona Policy filed a suit in September of 2003. Read it all.
  • Court OKs 'Choose Life' license plates in Arizona

    01/28/2008 12:48:33 PM PST · by SmithL · 13 replies · 81+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/28/8 | Bob Egelko
    SAN FRANCISCO -- An Arizona anti-abortion group has a constitutional right to obtain specialty license plates with the message "Choose Life," a federal appeals court ruled today. The state's License Plate Commission violated the Arizona Life Coalition's freedom of speech when it turned down the "Choose Life" plates after approving less-controversial specialty plates for other nonprofit organizations, said the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. Those groups included associations of police and firefighters and the Wildlife Conservation Council. The ruling is one of a series of court actions in similar disputes around the nation. Most courts have...
  • Arkansas Choose Life Plates Generate 7K for Catholic Adoption Program

    09/09/2007 9:43:48 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 179+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | September 6, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    by Steven ErteltLifeNews.com EditorSeptember 6, 2007Little Rock, AR (LifeNews.com) -- Motorists across the state of Arkansas have turned their vehicles into funds to help women find alternatives to abortion. As in dozens of other states, residents can purchase Choose Life license plates featuring a crayon drawing of a boy and girl that help support pregnancy centers and adoption programs.With so many plates sold, Arkansas Right to Life has raised thousands of dollars and the group's director, Rose Mimms, recently present a donation to Catholic Adoption Services from the proceeds the plates have generated.Mimms presented CAS adoption director Antje Harris, with...
  • Woman gives birth to healthy son after defying doctors who told her to abort 'disabled' baby

    07/23/2007 10:22:11 AM PDT · by Stoat · 74 replies · 1,937+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | July 23, 2007
    Woman gives birth to healthy son after defying doctors who told her to abort 'disabled' babyLast updated at 16:03pm on 23rd July 2007A couple were advised by medical experts to abort their unborn child amid fears he would be severely disabled - but he was born perfectly healthy. Heather O'Connor and Jamie Bramley went through months of turmoil after being told that scans suggested part of the baby's brain could be missing. But Jake, their first baby, arrived weighing a healthy 7lb 9oz - and with no defects. Consultants at St Mary's Hospital in Manchester had recommended Heather should...
  • Abortion foes attempt to sway women

    04/02/2007 7:02:07 PM PDT · by Coleus · 4 replies · 489+ views
    NorthJersey.com ^ | 04.01.07 | JUDY PERES
    Janeen Daniels was on her way into a Chicago clinic for an abortion when a couple approached and suggested she had other options. She accompanied them to a "crisis pregnancy center," where she was given a referral for an ultrasound exam of her uterus and the promise of help if she decided to carry her pregnancy to term. "Once I saw the ultrasound pictures -- he was 10 weeks old, moving already -- I decided to keep him," said Daniels, 29. The child, Steven, is now 3, and Daniels can't imagine life without him. To her the pregnancy center was...
  • Just in time for Roe v. Wade anniversary - Choose Life Plates

    01/22/2007 4:19:33 PM PST · by spintreebob · 7 replies · 396+ views
    The Capitol Fax ^ | 1-22-2007 | Rich Miller
    U.S. District Judge David Coar ruled Friday that (IL) Secretary of State Jesse White’s office violated the First Amendment when it refused to make license plates saying “Choose Life.” *** UPDATE *** The Choose Life IL people told me they’ll be posting a press release relatively soon on their website. It appears that just about everybody is in DC for the march today. Jesse White spokesman Dave Druker: “We’re studying the opinion. We’re going to ask the Attorney general to appeal it… We don’t think we have the authority without legislative approval to create the license plates.” From the opinion:...
  • New license plates ready-Knox County clerk has 200 'Choose Life' on hand with 200 more coming Friday

    11/28/2006 7:47:14 AM PST · by SmithL · 4 replies · 369+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 11/28/6 | REBECCA FERRAR
    County clerks in Knox and surrounding counties are prepared for customers who want to purchase the controversial "Choose Life" license plate. Knox County Clerk Mike Padgett said he already has 200 plates on hand that have been ordered by drivers to publicize their opposition to abortion. That helped meet the 1,000-order threshold necessary statewide before a specialty plate will be produced. Padgett expects another 200 plates to come in by Friday. The plate in Knox County costs $24 for the state registration, $36 for the local wheel tax and $35 for the special plate, totaling $95. It's another $35 for...
  • Baby Girl born alive and killed after surviving late-term abortion

    11/03/2006 6:02:54 AM PST · by NYer · 146 replies · 7,913+ views
    LifeSite ^ | November 2, 2006 | Hilary White
    HIALEA, November 2, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Two Co-owners of a Miami-area abortion facility called Ginecologia may be charged with second-degree murder for killing a baby girl born alive in a recovery room. Co-owners Belkis Gonzalez and Siomara Senises are being investigated after Miami-Dade County police found the badly decomposed body of a baby girl at the facility. A search warrant reported that there was “probable cause” to pursue a second degree murder investigation.A woman identified by Operation Rescue in their October 23 report as Ms. Betty Rojas informed police that a child had been killed by “a doctor” by drowning...
  • Ohio 'Choose Life' license plates to stay

    09/22/2006 7:48:35 AM PDT · by SmithL · 18 replies · 515+ views
    AP ^ | 9/22/6
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Abortion rights supporters dropped a lawsuit challenging the state's sale of "Choose Life" license plates because the U.S. Supreme Court allowed Tennessee to continue selling similar plates. The American Civil Liberties Union had argued on behalf of the National Abortion Rights Action League in Ohio that the specialty plates, which bear the slogans "adoption builds a family" and "Choose Life," were unconstitutional because the state did not offer an opposing plate for abortion rights supporters to buy. In June, the Supreme Court agreed with a decision to allow the Tennessee plates by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court...
  • Operatio Rescue Buys Abortion Mill:Closed Clinic Will Become Headquarters

    07/01/2006 6:57:14 PM PDT · by at bay · 11 replies · 630+ views
    Operation Rescue ^ | June 30, 2006 | unknown
    Wichita, KS – Operation Rescue has announced that it has purchased the building that housed Central Women’s Services, an abortion mill located at located at 3013 E. Central in Wichita, Kansas. The building will be renovated and serve as Operation Rescue’s headquarters, and will feature a memorial to the pre-born. Quick action closes mill Operation Rescue learned in late April that Central Women’s Services had not been able to pay its rent in months, and that the property was for sale. OR acted quickly to make an offer on the building through a third party, and specifically requested that the...
  • [Tennessee] Anti-abortion tags to be issued

    06/27/2006 7:48:03 AM PDT · by SmithL · 17 replies · 414+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 6/27/6 | RANDY KENNER
    Tennessee motorists soon will be able to choose a "Choose Life" license plate, following the United States Supreme Court's refusal Monday to hear an appeal of the plate's legality. The high court's decision ends a three-year legal battle over the specialty plates in which a federal judge in Tennessee first ruled the state could not issue them before a federal appeals court overturned that ruling and said Tennessee could. State legislators overwhelmingly passed a bill creating the "Choose Life" plate in 2003. It became law without Gov. Phil Bredesen's signature. "Clearly we are grateful for the court's announcement this morning,"...
  • Justices decline Tennessee tag case [Choose Life License Plates]

    06/26/2006 10:21:25 AM PDT · by SmithL · 24 replies · 858+ views
    AP ^ | 6/26/6 | GINA HOLLAND
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court refused Monday to consider appeals from abortion rights groups wanting to block states from issuing car license plates bearing the message "Choose Life." About a dozen states allow drivers to pay extra for the specialty car tags to show the car owners opposition to abortion. Justices said they would not look at tag laws in Louisiana and Tennessee. Abortion opponents contend they have a free-speech right to broadcast their own views on their car tags. Proposals to offer car owners an alternative "Choose Choice" plate failed in both state Legislatures. A federal judge ruled that...
  • Vigilante Censorship Alive and Well in Kentucky

    04/16/2006 4:05:33 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 16 replies · 1,015+ views
    FIRE ^ | April 14, 2006 | Greg Lukianoff
    After nearly five years of dealing with all the terrible and often absurd abuses of free speech in higher education, I am a hard person to shock, but hats off to professor Sally Jacobsen of Northern Kentucky University (NKU) for showing me the most perverted inversion of the concept of free speech I have seen in a long time. Jacobsen, a professor at NKU, invited students in one of her classes to “to express their freedom-of-speech rights to destroy [an anti-abortion] display if they wished to.” The anti-abortion display had been erected by an NKU student group with permission from...
  • Pro-Life Businessmen Boldly Put Choose Life Plates on Company Cars

    04/08/2006 11:22:15 AM PDT · by Caleb1411 · 16 replies · 884+ views
    April 6, 2006 ^ | LifeNews.com | Steven Ertelt
    Some business leaders have boldly taken the lead in promoting the cause of pro-life license plates. After Choose Life license plates were approved in Florida in August 2000, businessman Dennis Brown decided to place a Choose Life plate on each of the 55 vehicles owned by his company, AAA Electrical Contractors, Inc. Brown said, “I am the type of guy who sends out Christmas cards, not Season's Greetings.” Brown says the plates have not cost him business—instead, they've increased it: “I decided if I lost business over the plate, it was probably business I didn't need, but my business has...
  • ACLU plans to appeal 'Choose Life' plates [Tennessee]

    03/30/2006 3:20:00 PM PST · by SmithL · 25 replies · 693+ views
    AP ^ | 3/30/6
    NASHVILLE — The American Civil Liberties Union will likely appeal a recent ruling by a federal appeals court, which allows Tennessee to offer anti-abortion license plates bearing the message "Choose Life." A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati earlier this month overturned a lower-court ruling that said the tag illegally promoted only one side of the abortion debate. The ACLU and other plaintiffs have until Friday to file an appeal for a hearing before the 6th Circuit, according to Hedy Weinberg, executive director of the ACLU of Tennessee. They would have another week to...
  • Supreme Court could rule on 'Choose Life' plates

    03/19/2006 2:51:49 PM PST · by wagglebee · 17 replies · 742+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 3/18/06 | WorldNetDaily
      Controversial license plate. The constitutionality of "Choose Life" license plates could be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court after yesterday's ruling in favor of the anti-abortion inscription. A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit in Cincinnati ruled a Tennessee law allowing the plates does not violate the Constitution. The challenge to the law was brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee. "Pro-life speech is not second class speech," said Gary McCaleb, senior counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund, which backed the state in the case. "The Tennessee Legislature has the constitutional right...
  • Appeals court says Tennessee can sell 'Choose Life' tags without offering pro-choice tag

    03/17/2006 9:13:04 AM PST · by mlc9852 · 15 replies · 510+ views
    Sun-sentinel.com ^ | March 17, 2006
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee can sell license plates that say ``Choose Life,'' even though it doesn't offer one with an abortion rights message, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee had sued over the specialty license plate approved by the Legislature in 2003 and won a ruling against the tag from a lower court that said it illegally promoted only one side of the abortion debate. ``Although this exercise of government one-sidedness with respect to a very contentious political issue may be ill-advised, we are unable to conclude that the Tennessee statute contravenes the...
  • New York 'Choose Life' License Plate Lawsuit is Victorious in U.S. Court of Appeals

    03/09/2006 12:39:48 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 15 replies · 805+ views
    http://www.earnedmedia.org/ ^ | 3 8 06 | Dr. Elizabeth Rex,
    NEW YORK, Mar. 8 /Christian Wire Service/ -- In a stunning decision released on March 7th, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed Attorney General Eliot Spitzer’s second attempt to ban the phrase "Choose Life" from a pro-adoption specialty plate in New York State. The Attorney General’s first defeat occurred in January, 2005, when a federal judge ruled that The Children First Foundation (CFF) had sufficiently alleged constitutional violations involving freedom of speech and equal protection under the law. The August 2005 trial date was postponed when the state appealed the federal court ruling to the Second Circuit Court of...
  • Mo. Court Upholds 24-Hour Abortion Wait

    03/01/2006 7:44:23 AM PST · by mathprof · 37 replies · 2,083+ views
    Las Vegas SUN ^ | 3/1/06 | DAVID A. LIEB
    The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld the state's 24-hour waiting period for abortions, a decision that turns the focus of the legal battle to federal court. The unanimous ruling Tuesday by Missouri's highest court focused on whether the 2003 law ran contrary to the state constitution. The judges rejected arguments that it was overly vague and deprived people of liberty and privacy rights. "It's a victory for the women of Missouri who find themselves in a crisis pregnancy but need the information and time to consider what's best for them," said Patty Skain, executive director of Missouri Right to Life....
  • Wal-Mart ordered to carry 'morning-after' pill [great interview by conservative]

    02/20/2006 7:59:43 AM PST · by XR7 · 186 replies · 2,962+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 2/20/2006 | Tucker Carlson transcript
    Should the government really be telling businesses what products they can stock on their shelves? That‘s debatable, but it is happening. Wal-Mart was ordered this week by the Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy to carry the morning after pill. It‘s an emergency contraceptive and a commercial one. The directive came after three women, backed by abortion rights groups, sued Wal-Mart to carry the pill in its Massachusetts stores. Dr. Rebecca Guy is one of those women. Dr. Guy, along with her attorney Mr. Sam Perkins, joined Tucker Carlson to discuss the case. CARLSON: Doctor, why should government be telling businesses what...
  • A Local Family Facing A Life Or Death Decision For A Toddler

    02/11/2006 12:30:34 AM PST · by kathsua · 44 replies · 1,542+ views
    KAKE-TV ^ | 2/09/06 | Cayle Thompson
    A Local Family Facing A Life Or Death Decision For A Toddler Feb. 9 The power of prayer and the race against time. The family of a local toddler who nearly drowned is fighting a new battle, one that may require a life or death decision. Life hangs in the balance for two-year-old Brett Shively. Family and friends turn to a higher power for support. They have set up a website http://web.mac.com/brettjr/iWeb/Pray%20for%20Brett%20Jr/Welcome.html dedicated to the toddler and the power of prayer. His family makes a passionate plea for people to pray like they've never prayed before. The doctor told them,...
  • Choosing Life For The Right Reasons

    01/26/2006 10:21:02 AM PST · by Reagan Man · 3 replies · 233+ views
    GOPUSA.com ^ | January.26,2006 | Joe Mariani
    The 1973 Roe v. Wade decision made by the Supreme Court was arguably the worst abuse of judicial power ever committed in this country. No other Supreme Court decision has caused so much death, nor caused so many people to become so callous about the taking of innocent life. Roe v. Wade was a severe blow to the moral fiber of America... which is why Liberals must fight so fiercely to protect it from Americans, even after all these years. Abortion is THE issue in any political ring, despite Democrat protests that they don't have a litmus test for candidates...
  • Comatose Mass. Girl Responds to Stimuli (Haleigh Poutre)

    01/19/2006 6:53:08 AM PST · by ItsOurTimeNow · 127 replies · 2,116+ views
    AP ^ | 01/19/2005 | Adam Gorlick
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- Doctors say new tests are needed on a severely beaten 11-year-old girl, who officials said was responding to medical stimuli and breathing on her own a day after Massachusetts' highest court ruled the state had the authority to remove her from life support. Denise Monteiro, a spokeswoman for the state's Department of Social Services, which has custody of Haleigh Poutre, said doctors will perform more tests "to see what the movements mean." She would not say how Haleigh was responding or to what tests. The girl has been in a coma for four months and thought...
  • New York Says Choose Life License Plate Could Lead to "Road Rage"

    12/31/2005 3:31:33 AM PST · by rhema · 66 replies · 1,868+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | December 30, 2005 | Steven Ertelt
    The state of New York is attempting to stifle a lawsuit seeking to make “Choose Life” license plates available. Although the lawsuit cites the free speech protection of the first amendment, New York Assistant Solicitor General Jennifer Grace Miller told the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals that the statement “Choose Life” could lead to road rage. Judge Dennis Jacobs agreed, suggesting that allowing the phrase could open the door to messages from extremist groups. “If you win, then white supremacist organizations and the Ku Klux Klan can have license plates,” said Judge Jacobs. “There'd be a lot of road rage...
  • Christian adoption agency bars Catholic clients

    07/15/2005 11:14:30 PM PDT · by Jefferson2000 · 19 replies · 867+ views
    MSNBC.com ^ | 7-15-05
    JACKSON, Miss. - A Christian adoption agency that receives money from “Choose Life” license plate fees said it does not place children with Roman Catholic couples because their religion conflicts with the agency’s “Statement of Faith.” Bethany Christian Services stated the policy in a letter to a Jackson couple this month, and another Mississippi couple said they were rejected for the same reason last year. “It has been our understanding that Catholicism does not agree with our Statement of Faith,” Bethany’s state director Karen Stewart wrote. “Our practice to not accept applications from Catholics was an effort to be good...
  • Will President Bush select a pro-"choice" judicial nominee? Gonzales on short list? (scarry)

    06/19/2005 8:37:21 AM PDT · by Sun · 67 replies · 731+ views
    I just heard on WABC radio news that the candidates that President Bush is considering as U.S. Supreme Court nominees are John Roberts, J. Michael Luttig and possibly Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales. Alberto Gonzeles is not pro-life, which worries me.
  • Tests unveiled in court show girl has cancer again(texas 12 year old)

    06/10/2005 4:17:36 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 105 replies · 3,286+ views
    www.kltv.com ^ | 6 10 05 | www.kltv.com
    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas Medical tests today showed that cancer has returned to a 12-year-old girl whose parents were in court to fight radiation treatment because they believed her illness was in remission. The new tests were revealed by state attorneys during a hearing that was supposed to determine whether treatment for Katie Wernecke was necessary in the days leading up to a custody hearing next Wednesday. Texas Child Protective Services removed the girl and her siblings from the home of Michele and Edward Wernecke last week after doctors said discontinued treatment could be life-threatening. Katie was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease...
  • Cartoons: Pro-Life

    05/19/2005 7:26:29 AM PDT · by opineapple · 4 replies · 2,506+ views
  • Actress gives [Pro-Life] clinic ultrasound machine

    05/04/2005 2:49:20 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 62 replies · 6,360+ views
    Valley Press ^ | on Wednesday, May 4, 2005. | LISA WAHLA HOWARD
    PALMDALE - While "Everybody Loves Raymond" character Debra Barone will live on in television reruns, a generous gift from actress Patricia Heaton will live on in the lives of babies born to Antelope Valley women who were considering having abortions. Heaton, who has won two Emmy awards for her role in the hit sitcom, was honored Tuesday for donating a $25,000 high-tech ultrasound machine to the AV Pregnancy Counseling Center, which was renamed Women's Clinic of the Antelope Valley. Ultrasound machines offer pregnant women a detailed view of their unborn children, even at only a couple of months along, and...