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  • Our Preoccupation With Death (Dennis Prager Presents The Case For Judeo-Christian Values, Part IX)

    03/28/2005 11:47:37 PM PST · by goldstategop · 1 replies · 468+ views ^ | 03/29/05 | Dennis Prager
    There are good people on both sides of the Terri Schiavo tragedy, but chances are that if you affirm Judeo-Christian values, you have opposed pulling the feeding tube from the severely brain damaged woman's body. Why? Because if there is anything that Judeo-Christian values stand for, it is choosing life and rejecting death. As the Torah puts it, "I have put before you today life and death, and you shall choose life." Even believing Jews and Christians are not fully aware of how much the rejection of death-oriented Egypt underlies the values and practices of the Torah, the first five...
  • A Dali Painting in 3-D (after-action report from the hospice where Terri Schiavo is being held

    03/28/2005 9:05:11 AM PST · by woollyone · 83 replies · 15,427+ views
    self | March 28, 2005 | woollyone
    On Wednesday of last week, my friend and I just couldn’t stand it any more. The frustration, the anger, the sorrow overwhelmed us to point that we needed to do something. We had called the POTUS, the Governor, the Florida Senators and DCF numerous times. The responses to those calls ranged from “we’re doing everything we can.”…to…interrupting our message with a rude, disinterested “thank you for calling”. There was no place we would rather be on Good Friday that supporting Terri’s fight and Terri’s family. We took Friday off of work, loaded up the truck Thursday night and drove from...
  • What it was like to be at Terri's Hospice vigil

    03/28/2005 12:51:40 PM PST · by FR_addict · 144 replies · 3,859+ views
    FR_Addict ^ | March 28,2005 | FR_Addict
    DAY 1: FR_Addict and husband After driving 11 hours, we arrived about 12:30am on Thursday morning. We were able to park very close to the vigil. Perhaps 30 people were there. We went around and met some of the people there. The police told us to move behind the barricade, which we did. It felt surreal to be there after all this time. I decided to talk to the police to find out what they were thinking, so half-joking and half-serious; I asked why don’t you guys go on a “sick out”. One of the police said they couldn’t. I...
  • Prayer and Protest Rally for Terri in Times Square, Monday, March 28, 2005

    03/26/2005 6:16:30 PM PST · by firebrand · 82 replies · 2,537+ views
    e-mail circulating around | March 26, 2005 | firebrand
    Please join us for prayer and protest at 44th Street in Times Square on Monday, March 28, at 5:30 p.m.Bring a sign and bring a friend.This rally is bigger than Free Republic. I have already received the e-mail from several non-FR people.Thank you.
  • Let her go home. Jesus is waiting for her with open arms.

    03/25/2005 5:21:18 AM PST · by mhking · 477 replies · 8,751+ views
    Ramblings' Journal ^ | 3.25.05 | Michael King
    My position on the Schiavo matter has vascilated back and forth over the past few days as I've agonized over the matter.Should she be given a chance at life? If so, what kind of life are we talking about? Is there a chance at rehabilitation? Is Michael Schiavo an evil S.O.B., or is he simply a heart-broken man?Conversely, is she truly in a vegetative state? A virtual zombie with eyes open, and nothing inside? Are her parents and family in denial about her pain and suffering? Are the evangelicals coming to her aid getting so worked up that they are...
  • Picture of the children arresting for trying to bring Terry [Schiavo] water (God Bless Them!)

    03/23/2005 12:00:12 PM PST · by areafiftyone · 934 replies · 31,410+ views
    US News ^ | 3/23/05
    Pinellas Park police Lt. Kevin Riley, standing upper right, prepares to arrest members of the Keys family as they were attempting to bring Terri Schiavo water Wednesday morning, March 23, 2005 outside the Woodside Hospice in Pinellas Park, Fla. The Keys family, of Burnet, Tex., kneeling, from left, Josie, 14, Gabriel, 10, Chris, the children's father, and Cameron 12, were all taken into custody. Galen Keys, upper left, the children's mother looks on, but was not arrested.The mother insists it was the children's idea: "I am proud of them," said the boys' mother Geilen Keys from Texas, who was not...
  • God Is Merciful Enough To Offer Life Beyond Feeding Tubes (Christian Must Read)

    03/23/2005 8:37:27 AM PST · by wallcrawlr · 48 replies · 1,491+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | March 23, 2005 | Syl Jones
    Honey, I never thought I'd be writing to tell you my final wishes if I'm ever in a persistent vegetative state. I can imagine what that feels like because I watch Tom DeLay on television every day, hawking his phony right-to-life politics as if they were the word of God. But we both know that clutching at every last breath in this world negates a much deeper spiritual belief. I believe that God is merciful enough and great enough to remember those who served him well and to resurrect them after death. Not to a life in heaven where we'd...
  • Drudge Report Radio ... March 20, 2005 [LIVE] (audio of Terri Schiavo responding to her father)

    03/20/2005 6:03:46 PM PST · by lainie · 674 replies · 26,197+ views
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  • Myths About Terri Schiavo

    03/18/2005 7:17:32 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 78 replies · 4,375+ views
    Most Common Questions and Answers If Terri hasn't recovered after all these years of therapy, why not let go?Terri hasn't had meaningful therapy since 1991, but many credible physicians say she can benefit from it.Why can't Terri just divorce?Terri's husband/guardian speaks for her. She cannot divorce without his permissionDoes Terri have an advanced directive or any wishes about her healthcare?Terri never signed any directive or living will and there is no evidence that she foresaw her present situation.Why do Terri's family fight to keep her alive? Shouldn't they let her husband decide?Terri's husband has started another family and probably has...
  • DeLay Pledges Contempt Charge for Terri Judge

    03/18/2005 4:32:07 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 1,092 replies · 17,509+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/18/05 | Limbacher
    House Majority Leader Tom DeLay pledged Friday to hold Florida state judge George Greer in contempt of Congress for ignoring a congressional subpoena for Terri Schiavo's testimony, saying, "No little judge sitting in a state district court in Florida is going to usurp the authority of Congress." "The Congress will pursue this, if we have to hold him in contempt of Congress," DeLay told radio host Sean Hannity. Pressed on whether he intended to hold Judge Greer in contempt, the top Republican told Hannity: "Absolutely, absolutely." "We will do everything to enforce the power and authority of the Congress and...
  • Parents (of Terri Schiavo)to Next Try the Court of Public Opinion

    02/15/2005 8:45:57 AM PST · by bjs1779 · 27 replies · 756+ views
    The Ledger ^ | February 15, 2005 | VICKIE CHACHERE
    "Basically we are going to fight tooth and nail to save Terri from starvation," Terry said. "Part of this has to do with who has the will to save her and who has the will to kill her and whose will is stronger."

    01/29/2005 1:11:37 PM PST · by murphE · 3 replies · 180+ views
    The Catholic League ^ | January 28, 2005 | William A. Donohue
    WILL HILLARY CLINTON OK “CHOOSE LIFE” LICENSE PLATE?  The following letter was sent today to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton by Catholic League president William Donohue:   Hon. Hillary Rodham Clinton U.S. Senate 476 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510   Dear Senator Clinton:   Your remarks of January 24 on the subject of abortion are quite welcome.  In particular, I welcome your quest for a “common ground” and your strong support for programs that promote adoption.    In light of your position on this subject, I am requesting that you formally endorse the effort by the Children First Foundation...
  • Mississippi Choose Life Plates Could Face Legal Challenge From ACLU

    01/29/2005 4:12:47 AM PST · by WKB · 19 replies · 477+ views
    Life News .com ^ | January 28, 2005 | Maria Vitale Gallagher
    Jackson, MS ( -- Mississippi's “Choose Life" license plates could face a legal challenge, following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday. The High Court refused to consider whether states may offer license tags with pro-life messages. The ruling involved “Choose Life" license plates in South Carolina. Lower courts are divided about whether such plates restrict speech in a manner that is unconstitutional. The American Civil Liberties Union in Mississippi has not ruled out a challenge to a state law that authorized “Choose Life" license plates in 2002. “It is something that's on our radar," an ACLU executive told the Associated...
  • Supreme Court Defers on 'Choose Life' License Plates

    01/27/2005 7:58:49 AM PST · by NativeTexun · 16 replies · 345+ views
    High Court Defers on 'Choose Life' Plates By HOPE YEN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court declined Monday to consider whether states may offer license plates with anti-abortion messages, leaving lower courts divided over whether the programs in a dozen states unconstitutionally restrict dissenting views. Without comment, justices let stand a lower court ruling that said South Carolina's license plates, which bear the slogan "Choose Life," violate the First Amendment because abortion rights supporters weren't given a similar forum to express their beliefs. The high court's move means that South Carolina will either have to eliminate the...
  • South Carolina Takes Choose Life License Plate to Supreme Court

    01/24/2005 10:09:11 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 13 replies · 549+ views ^ | January 20, 2005 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- South Carolina's Choose Life license plate is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court. State officials are asking the high court to uphold the plates from a First Amendment challenge issued by abortion advocacy groups upset that the plates favor one side of the abortion issue. On Friday, the nation's top court is expected to consider whether to take on dozens of lawsuits, including an appeal of a ruling striking down the law that saved the life of Terri Schiavo. South Carolina officials hope their appeal of a decision overturning a bill authorizing the plates is one...
  • High Court Defers on 'Choose Life' Plates

    01/24/2005 7:58:58 AM PST · by mathprof · 44 replies · 2,386+ views
    AP ^ | 1/24/054 | HOPE YEN
    The Supreme Court declined to consider Monday whether South Carolina's anti-abortion license plates are unconstitutional, a free-speech question that could have resulted in the elimination of similar programs in a dozen states. Without comment, justices rejected a challenge to a lower court ruling that said the plates, which bear the slogan "Choose Life," violate the First Amendment because abortion rights supporters weren't given a similar forum to express their beliefs. Under the program begun in 2001, South Carolina drivers may pay a $70 fee to purchase the anti-abortion plates, with the revenue going toward local crisis pregnancy programs. Specialty plates...
  • Fetal homicide bill sparks abortion debate

    01/18/2005 12:34:10 PM PST · by NYer · 11 replies · 600+ views
    AP Wire (direct feed) | January 18, 2005 | ANNE GEARAN
    HELENA (AP) _ A bill that would criminalize killing or injuring a fetus sparked a fierce debate over abortion at a legislative hearing Tuesday, despite assertions by its sponsor that it had nothing to do with terminating a pregnancy. Rep. Penny Morgan, R-Billings, said her bill was meant to address violence against pregnant women and get justice for the unborn children harmed or killed in the process, such as in the Laci Peterson case in California. ``This is a bigger problem than people have ever realized,'' she told the House Judiciary Committee. Opponents called her House Bill 231 a thinly...
  • She’s Having a Fetus

    12/16/2004 6:28:24 AM PST · by Jeff Blogworthy · 10 replies · 463+ views
    Evangelical Outpost ^ | 12-3-2004 | Evangelical Outpost
    Overheard at a local shopping mall: Jan: “Marsha! How are you girl? I haven’t seen you in ages.” Marsha: “Hey Jan, you’re looking great. How’ve you been?” Jan: “Just peachy. Hey, guess what? I’m going to have a fetus!"Marsha (excited): “That’s wonderful! Oh, I’m so happy for you. Now we both have parasites growing in us.”Jan: “Yeah, but you’re having twins. I’m so jealous.”Marsha: “Oh, I only have one now. Greg didn’t get his promotion so we decided to selectively reduce one of them.” Jan: “Aww...well, that’s a valid choice. I was hoping to have two fetuses because this one...
  • Abortion Quotes from Pro-Choice Sources

    12/05/2004 6:30:50 AM PST · by Diago · 14 replies · 3,683+ views
    Abortion Quotes from Pro-Choice Sources From "Abortion at Work: Ideology and Practice in a Feminist Clinic" by Wendy Simonds. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1996 included a chapter on how to repel abortion protestors or "antis"): Quotes from clinic employees: "You're going from dealing with people to dealing with what most people here at the Center consider a real hurdle, to do sterile room, because you have to deal with the actual abortion tissue. And for some people, that's really hard. They can be abstractly in favor of abortion rights, but they sure don't want to see what an eighteen-week...
  • Recent Poll Reveals Most Americans Think Abortion Hurts Women

    11/27/2004 9:07:27 AM PST · by topher · 19 replies · 1,768+ views
    Recent Poll Reveals Most Americans Think Abortion Hurts Women CHICAGO, November 26, 2004 ( - A recent nationwide survey conducted by Wirthlin Worldwide has found that a majority of Americans believe that abortion is "almost always bad" for women. The findings reflect the earlier findings of an Elliot Institute poll, which found that a majority of Americans believe abortion makes women's lives worse. The poll of 1,001 Americans, conducted on behalf of Americans United for Life, found that 61 percent felt that "abortion is almost always a bad thing for a woman," whereas only 23 percent said it was almost...
  • Expert undercuts single hair theory

    07/23/2004 5:39:17 AM PDT · by runningbear · 135 replies · 8,911+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | 7/23/2004 | John Cote' and Garth Stapely
    Expert undercuts single hair theoryExpert undercuts single hair theory -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- By JOHN COTÉ and GARTH STAPLEY BEE STAFF WRITERS Last Updated: July 23, 2004, 04:24:13 AM PDT REDWOOD CITY - Two hair fragments reportedly found in pliers in Scott Peterson's boat probably were not from a single hair, a prosecution expert testified Thursday. The testimony undercut an earlier prosecution assertion that a single hair belonging to Laci Peterson broke in an evidence envelope. The hair fragments have been the only physical evidence presented at trial that could link Laci Peterson to her husband's boat, which prosecutors contend he used to...
  • Laci Peterson Case Tied To Roe Debate

    04/20/2003 2:10:28 PM PDT · by Hidgy · 14 replies · 465+ views
    The Daily Record | April, 20, 2003 | Rob Jennings
    04/20/03 - Posted 11:52:10 PM from the Daily Record newsroom Laci Peterson case tied to Roe debate By Rob Jennings, Daily Record The head of the National Organization for Women's Morris County chapter is opposing a double-murder charge in the Laci Peterson case, saying it could provide ammunition to the pro-life lobby. "If this is murder, well, then any time a late-term fetus is aborted, they could call it murder," Morris County NOW President Mavra Stark said on Saturday. Prosecutors in California announced Friday their intention to charge Scott Peterson, 30, of Modesto, both with killing his wife and their...
  • NOW official modifies stance in Peterson case

    04/23/2003 6:01:16 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 27 replies · 212+ views
    The National Post (Canada) ^ | April 23, 2003 | Araminta Wordsworth
    The National Organization for Women is backing away from comments an official made on the decision to charge Scott Peterson with two murders in the deaths of his wife and unborn child. The furor came as the parents of the murdered Modesto, Calif., woman broke their silence to say how much they missed their daughter and hoped "the person" who had killed her would be brought to justice. The controversy was touched off on the weekend when Marva Stark, president of a NOW chapter in New Jersey, said she feared the double-murder charge could strengthen efforts to enact a ban...
  • The Scott Peterson Planned Parenthood Center of Modesto

    05/02/2003 11:35:24 AM PDT · by Registered · 72 replies · 491+ views
    Registered ^ | 05.02.03 | Registered (with MAF assistance)
  • Texas couldn't charge Peterson

    05/07/2003 8:21:31 PM PDT · by hocndoc · 14 replies · 295+ views
    self | 5-7-03 | Beverly Nuckols
    In Texas, Scott couldn't be charged for the death of his son because, as one woman put it so eloquently, in Texas the child is a "no- thing" before birth. There is no way to bring a charge in civil or criminal court for the wrongful death of an unborn child who dies in Texas against his or her mother's will. HB 246, The Prenatal Protection Act is being held up in the State Affairs Committee of the Texas Legislature because the Texas Medical Association doesn't want the unborn child to be recognized as a cause for malpractice. This...
  • Laci's unborn baby in abortion debate

    04/20/2003 9:09:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies · 627+ views
    WND ^ | April 20, 2003 | Staff
    The California deaths of Laci Peterson and her unborn son are sending shock waves across America as the issue of when human life begins has been reignited. Laci's husband Scott was arrested last week following the discovery of what prosecutors say is Laci's body and that of their "biological child." Scott Peterson, who was booked on two counts of murder hours after his arrest in San Diego, is scheduled for an arraignment hearing tomorrow. If charged and convicted of double homicide, he could face the death penalty. Already, some pro-choice groups including the National Organization for Women are voicing their...
  • Vote set on bill on unborn victims this Week, LACY AND CONNER PETERSON ACT, DEMS CALL WEDGE ISSUE

    02/22/2004 9:20:44 PM PST · by TheEaglehasLanded · 8 replies · 307+ views
    Washington Times ^ | February 22, 2004 | Amy Fagan and Stephen Dinan
    <p>The House this week will set up an election-year showdown over fetal-homicide legislation targeting Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry and a handful of Texas Democrats who have opposed such bills in the past. The bill, called the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, would legally recognize two victims when a pregnant woman and her unborn child are harmed or killed. Polls show the idea is favored by a majority of the public, and the issue is being pushed strongly by the California family of slaying victim Laci Peterson and her unborn son, Conner, as well as the Lyons of Kentucky, whose pregnant daughter, Ashley, and her unborn son, Landon, were killed in January. House Republican leaders expect to vote on the bill Thursday. Twenty-nine states — including California, where Scott Peterson is facing double-murder charges for the death of his wife, Laci, and their son — recognize the unborn as homicide victims in crimes, either throughout the pregnancy or after a certain stage. The Lyons case so mobilized the public there that state lawmakers quickly passed a fetal-homicide law this month. At the federal level, the House has approved such legislation twice, but the Senate has never voted on it. Senate Republican leaders want to bring up the bill soon, even though Democrats have successfully stalled its consideration in the past. President Bush supports the bill and Republican leaders say it's both good policy and good politics. "It has a residual effect in the campaign, but it is a policy we pursued two years before the presidential election," said Stuart Roy, spokesman for House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, Texas Republican. Opponents of the measure, including Democratic front-runner Mr. Kerry, have said it will undermine abortion rights by recognizing a fetus as a separate person with legal rights, while backers of the bill say there are clearly two victims when a pregnant woman is attacked. "There's overwhelming support for making an unborn baby who's been murdered as a separate murder than the mother," Mr. Roy said. "But the Democratic presidential candidates running in a primary have to take a position that puts themselves far out of the mainstream to a normal general election voter." There are a handful of Texas Democrats in the House being targeted by the vote on the legislation as well, including Reps. Martin Frost and Lloyd Doggett. They're among the Democrats who didn't vote for the bill last time, but face somewhat of a predicament this time, since Texas redistricting has made their districts more conservative. Congressional Democrats have pushed an alternative version of the bill that would increase penalties for crimes against pregnant women without recognizing the fetus as a second victim. Senate Democrats will offer this "one-victim" approach when the bill is considered there, and it's not clear which version will pass. A statement from Mr. Kerry's office this week indicated he would support such an alternative. But victims' families reject this approach. A May 2003 Newsweek poll found 84 percent think that when a pregnant woman and her fetus are killed, the attacker should face two murder charges instead of one. The legislation before the House this week would make it a separate crime to hurt or kill a fetus at any stage of pregnancy during the commission of about 68 federal crimes against the pregnant woman. The bill would explicitly exempt legal abortion, but in an e-mail response to a constituent in June, Mr. Kerry disagreed, saying it would "clearly impact" abortion rights. "I have serious concerns about this legislation because the law cannot simultaneously provide that a fetus is a human being and protect the right of the mother to choose to terminate her pregnancy. Therefore, I do not support the Unborn Victims of Violence Act," he said in his e-mail. Laci Peterson's mother, Sharon Rocha, wrote to Mr. Kerry in July to convince him otherwise. She argued that California's fetal-homicide law has been around since 1970 and hasn't affected abortion rights there at all. "What I find difficult to understand is why groups and senators who champion the pro-choice cause are blind to the fact that these two-victim crimes are the ultimate violation of choice," Mrs. Rocha said.</p>
  • Connor Peterson, Laci Peterson—and Malachi

    05/02/2003 2:59:32 PM PDT · by · 5 replies · 636+ views
    Connor Peterson, Laci Peterson—and Malachi INTRODUCTION The many articles about the tragedy of Connor Peterson and his mom Laci Peterson have brought to mind another murder of a baby boy. His name was Malachi. His story is below and has done a tremendous amount of good in battling the demonic industry of abortion. Though we will never see Baby Connor or know him in this life, he has touched the lives of millions around the world. Let’s pray that the death of Connor Peterson not be in vain, but that like Malachi-- “God intended it for good to accomplish what...
  • Breast Cancer Walkers Uninformed about Abortion Link, Komen Foundation gives to Planned Parenthood

    11/13/2004 2:14:00 PM PST · by Coleus · 36 replies · 6,028+ views
    cwa ^ | 11.13.04
    Breast Cancer Walkers Uninformed about ABC LinkBreast Cancer Walkers Uninformed about ABC Link     10/25/2004By Mary E. Traeger, CWA of MO Media CoordinatorOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and anti-cancer organizations are absorbed in sponsoring cancer walks, which involve hundreds . . ."While he was saying this a woman from the crowd called out, ‘Blest is the womb that bore you and the breasts that nursed you!'" (Luke 1:27)October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and anti-cancer organizations are absorbed in sponsoring cancer walks, which involve hundreds of thousands of participants in numerous cities walking to find a breast cancer cure. Corporations are...
  • The beginning of the end of abortion

    11/13/2004 10:51:31 AM PST · by churchillbuff · 93 replies · 3,700+ views
    World net Daily ^ | Nov 13 04 | Jack Wheeler
    <p>You know what? Just let me make one point. You were talking about the map before. If indeed all those blue states all got together and seceded from the union, think what would be left for those red states, nothing. There would be no educational system. You would have nothing. What would be left to you? I mean, where is all of this talent in this country? It's on both sides, the Northeast corridor.</p>
  • Technology makes start of life clear

    11/12/2004 4:57:53 PM PST · by Hotdog · 88 replies · 1,698+ views
    Sidelines ^ | 11/10/04 | Juanita Thouin
    Technology makes start of life clear By Juanita Thouin Published: Wednesday, November 10, 2004 Since the 1973 passage of Roe v. Wade, one pivotal issue has fueled the continuing abortion debate - the origin of life. Some said, and still say, life begins at conception. Others claim it begins at birth. Through the 1970s and 80s, many of us accepted or at least acquiesced to a pro-choice philosophy - myself included. After all, the womb was a mysterious place where few ventured. Yes, some of us had seen the amazing 1965 photos Lennart Nilsson took, via an endoscope, of a...
  • A ten minute video presentation: Is It A Sin To Vote For Pro-Abortion Candidates?

    10/03/2004 10:21:55 PM PDT · by · 36 replies · 1,054+ views
    Surprised by Truth ^ | Patrick Madrid
    Patrick Madrid, a Catholic apologist does an excellent job using scripture to explain why ALL Christians are called to vote in defense of life—and why it IS INDEED a sin to vote for pro-abortion politicians. I believe our Protestant brethren will agree with this presentation as well. The video file is 10 Megs and 10 minutes long. IMO—it is excellent and I recommend it be forwarded to as many as possible, especially fence sitters.
  • License Plates Caught in Abortion Conflict

    10/03/2004 6:50:11 PM PDT · by nypokerface · 233+ views
    AP ^ | 10/03/04 | KEVIN McGILL
    NEW ORLEANS - A new law allowing the state to issue license plates that honor veterans and service members runs afoul of a judge's order in a legal battle over anti-abortion-themed license plates, critics charge. Abortion-rights attorney William Rittenberg, who fought an earlier attempt to allow "Choose Life" license plates, said the law conflicts with a federal judge's ruling that the state must issue license plates in a "viewpoint neutral" manner. Louisiana lawmakers approved "Choose Life" plates in 1999. Revenue from the plates was earmarked for agencies that aid women giving birth in unplanned pregnancies or considering adoption. Abortion-rights advocates...
  • Judge Blocks 'Choose Life' License Plate

    09/27/2004 7:54:07 AM PDT · by Michael Goldsberry · 21 replies · 614+ views
    ASHVILLE, Sept. 25 - A federal judge ruled Friday that Tennessee's "Choose Life" license plate was unconstitutional but he declined to rule if the state's entire specialty plate program was flawed. Following the reasoning used in other states, the judge, Todd Campbell of United States District Court, wrote that the state could not promote just one viewpoint in the abortion debate. "The result in this case would be the same if the statute authorized a 'Pro-Choice' license plate instead of the 'Choose Life' license plate," Judge Campbell wrote. The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood challenged the plate, arguing...
  • 'Choose Life' plates ruled unconstitutional

    09/25/2004 10:39:20 AM PDT · by SmithL · 62 replies · 1,180+ views
    AP ^ | 9/25/4 | Colin Fly
    NASHVILLE - A federal judge ruled Friday that the state's "Choose Life" license plate is unconstitutional based on the reasoning in similar cases in other states, but he declined to rule on whether Tennessee's entire specialty plate program is flawed. "The result in this case would be the same if the statute authorized a 'Pro-Choice' license plate instead of the 'Choose Life' license plate," U.S. District Judge Todd Campbell wrote in his decision. "Either way, it is unconstitutional." The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood challenged the plate in November, arguing that the state was granting one group an...
  • Trucks With Anti-Abortion Ads Circle Plaza

    08/16/2004 8:44:55 PM PDT · by samiam1972 · 14 replies · 737+ views
    The Kansas City Channel ^ | Aug.16, 2004 | KMBC-TV
    Group Hopes To Show Ads To People Of All Ages KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Many shoppers on the Country Club Plaza said they were shocked by anti-abortion advertisements on the sides of trucks that trolled the business district Monday. The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform is behind the graphic photographs seen by hundreds Monday, KMBC's Maria Antonia reported. The group describes itself as a pro-life educational organization. "I call it a weapon of mass instruction. We're going to see thousands and thousands of people this week while we're here in Kansas City," said Bill Calvin, a field manager with the group....
  • Protests at State College (Pennsylvania)abortion clinic

    08/20/2004 5:16:54 PM PDT · by franky · 7 replies · 465+ views
    Fr. John Nesbella, will lead a group to State College from Johnstown to protest an abortion clinic, Saturday, August 21st, then September 18th and October 16th. All are welcome to participate. Email for details. Pray for our babies and their parents!
  • McClintock: Plates Killed by 'Friend'

    08/16/2004 1:16:29 PM PDT · by jettester · 26 replies · 1,599+ views
    Good News, Etc. ^ | August, 2004 | Dana Serrano Chisholm
    Plates Killed By ‘Friend’ Hold onto your was Senator Tom McClintock who spoke against the bill that would allow Choose-Life Plates and had it killed in the Senate Transportation Committee on June 29! Yes, the same McClintock, whose staff referred to him as the “most pro-life Rep in Sacramento!” when I called. Really? Senator Kevin Murray (plates foe) actually stated he was going to abstain from voting and “just let the Committee decide”, which he did. It was McClintock who got into heavy debate with Senator James Brulte (defending the plate’s bill) and McClintock who led the charge against...
  • Suggestion: Whoopi Goldberg "Choose Life" PSA

    07/09/2004 9:25:48 AM PDT · by Tanniker Smith · 5 replies · 534+ views
    Tanniker Smith | 7/8/4 | Tanniker Smith
    Okay, here's a way to turn Whoopi Goldberg's rantings against her: I heard her rant (via the radio this morning): "What God has given you, let no man put asunder!" She was talking about abortion rights, but that line could very easily be about the unborn. (The best comeback would have been, "You mean like tearing asunder a baby???", but that's a different discussion.) Picture this: top half of the screen is Whoopi saying that line(if video is available, otherwise get the audio -- WABC radio had it this morning). Lower half is a fetal heart monitor beating, with a...
  • Choose Life, Inc sues to halt specialty plate distribution

    07/07/2004 11:52:51 PM PDT · by Free2Be49 · 2 replies · 358+ views
    The Illinois Leader ^ | June 28, 2004
    Choose Life, Inc sues to halt specialty plate distributionMonday, June 28, 2004 By The Leader-Chicago Bureau  CHICAGO -- Frustrated that the Illinois General Assembly has successfully blocked legislation for the past two years authorizing the sale and production of a specialty license plate that would help to fund adoption agencies, a group of adoption advocates filed suit in federal court Monday.  The federal suit #04C-4316, filed by Choose Life Illinois, Inc., attempts to halt the distribution of specialty car license plates in Illinois until the standards for the plates' issuance are "non-discriminatory and content-neutral."  “We played by the rules...
  • Cradle-baby scheme helps saves 461 newborns (abortion)

    07/04/2004 3:12:54 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies · 459+ views
    New Kerala .com ^ | 30 June 2004
    A cradle-baby scheme in Tamil Nadu has helped save 461 newborns in an area once notorious for its high incidence of female infanticide. A staggering 436 of these babies who have got a new lease of life thanks to the cradle-baby centre of the government hospital in Dharmapuri district are girls. The centre was set up in April 2003 in a bid to deter unwed mothers and couples who did not want girls from killing their newborns, as was a widespread practice in Dharmapuri and some other southern districts of Tamil Nadu. Cradles are kept at the hospital entrance where...
  • McGreevey Vetoes Choose Life License Plates In New Jersey (My Title)

    06/21/2004 5:57:33 PM PDT · by muslims=borg · 18 replies · 406+ views
    My wife was just called by the RNC and was told that the Choose Life license plate program was vetoed by Gov. McGreevey.
  • Appeals Court Rules 'Choose Life' License Plates Unconstitutional

    03/22/2004 7:14:31 PM PST · by chance33_98 · 70 replies · 168+ views
    Appeals Court Rules 'Choose Life' License Plates Unconstitutional Federal Judge Made Similar Ruling Last Year A federal Appeals Court has upheld a ruling that South Carolina's anti-abortion license plates are unconstitutional. A three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia unanimously ruled Monday that the plates violate the First Amendment. The plates bear the slogan "Choose Life." The judges said the plates give anti-abortion advocates a forum to express their beliefs, without giving abortion rights supporters a similar forum. Senior U.S. District Judge William Bertelsman found the plates unconstitutional in a ruling in December. Gov....
  • Connecticut Drivers Can Now Purchase Choose Life License Plate

    03/05/2004 10:25:40 PM PST · by Kuksool · 23 replies · 492+ views ^ | February 24, 2004 | Maria Gallagher
    Hartford, CT ( -- Connecticut drivers are taking advantage of a new program which allows them to show their support for life -- and for adoption. Five months ago, the state began offering "Choose Life" license plates to benefit adoption. The auto tag features a drawing of two children and the slogan "Choose Life." Some 125 plates have been sold so far at a price of $65 each. Money raised from the plates go to pregnancy help centers which provide brochures about adoption and trained counselors who wish to show pregnant women that adoption is a loving option for their...
  • ACLU files Suit in TN to Kill Specialty License Plates over "Choose Life" Plate

    02/23/2004 4:09:30 PM PST · by WildReeling · 26 replies · 610+ views ^ | February 23, 2004 | Paul Nowak
    Nashville, TN ( -- In an attempt to halt the sales of "Choose Life" specialty license plates, the ACLU has filed a lawsuit that would shut down the entire specialty plate program in Tennessee and cut off $11.5 million in funding to non-profit organizations statewide. Their actions have upset numerous nonprofit groups in the state whose plates, and the donations they generate, are possibly in jeopardy. One of those organizations, the Tennessee Arts Commission, receives about $3.3 million annually from specialty plates, which accounts for three-quarters of its grant budget – money used to fund arts programs statewide. "It would...
  • New Jersey denies proposal for anti-abortion plate

    11/26/2003 2:53:38 PM PST · by Coleus · 16 replies · 67+ views
    <p>State officials this week rejected an application from an anti-abortion group that wanted to produce special license plates featuring the slogan "Choose life" and its drawing of two smiling children.</p> <p>The Children First Foundation, which is based in New York, had raised $12,500 in donations to cover the application fee for the special plates and submitted the names of 500 New Jersey residents it says would have put them on their vehicles.</p>
  • 'Choose Life' Specialty License Plate Challenged in Tennessee Court

    11/06/2003 8:26:08 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 33 replies · 255+ views
    TBO ^ | 11/6/03 | Tom Sharp
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Opponents on Thursday sued to block the state from issuing "Choose Life" license plates, saying the tags discriminate against people with opposing views. "The state of Tennessee has opened a state-created forum to one viewpoint alone in the public controversy over abortion," says the federal suit, filed by Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union. The General Assembly approved the plates in May. Gov. Phil Bredesen let the bill become law without his signature, but expressed reservations. An attempt to amend the bill - to create a license plate with a pro-choice message - was...
  • Here's Looking At You Kid (new scanning technology shows preborn baby smiling and other emotions)

    09/13/2003 11:34:57 AM PDT · by BJungNan · 17 replies · 319+ views ^ | August 13, 2003 | gogov
    Images published for the first time seem to show that babies in the womb smile, blink and cry months before delivery. State-of-the-art scanning equipments being used at some clinics and teaching hospitals have offered a view of what appears to be human emotions of babies at six months after conception. Just what the pictures mean is still a matter of debate, some saying that pictures caught of babies smiling such as the one at the right reflect an emotional response while others say it is a simple simple physical reaction, helping prepare the baby for the outside world. Picture and...
  • California: New specialty license plates blocked [after state rejected "choose life" message]

    09/06/2003 9:02:49 AM PDT · by John Jorsett · 13 replies · 149+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 6, 2003 | Jim Herron Zamora
    <p>A federal judge ordered California on Friday to stop offering new specialty license plates after the Legislature rejected an anti-abortion group's request for a plate that said "Choose Life."</p> <p>The group, Women's Resource Network, charged that its request for the plates was turned down because the message was perceived as politically incorrect.</p>
  • Maryland Joins States Offering 'CHOOSE LIFE' License Plates

    09/05/2003 7:51:57 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 14 replies · 372+ views
    InsideBaltimore ^ | 5 September 2003 | AP
    Towson - Maryland has joined a growing number of states offering license plates carrying the anti-abortion slogan "Choose Life," prompting complaints from pro-choice groups that the state is endorsing the message. The head of the state Motor Vehicle Administration, Anne S. Ferro, said state officials cannot reject an application for a specialty tag if the proposed slogan or logo is not obscene, sexually suggestive, racially offensive and meets other agency regulations. The regulations were adopted about five years ago after the Sons of Confederate Veterans won a court battle after the MVA refused an application for a license plate carrying...