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  • End Third-Party Conception Arrangements: Tangle of moral wrongs beset surrogate motherhood.

    08/11/2014 5:29:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    National Review ^ | 08/11/2014 | By Jennifer Lahl
    I'm no fan of third-party reproduction. Anybody who reads my writings or who has watched any of the three documentary films I have produced on the topic knows that these arrangements in my view are fraught with medical, ethical, and legal problems that affect women and the children they produce in negative ways. Take the breaking news of Baby Gammy in Thailand: The surrogate mother was carrying twins for the intended parents and did not know until late in her pregnancy that Baby Gammy had Down syndrome; allegedly the parents did not want the disabled child and asked the surrogate...
  • To Those Who Wait to Conceive (bad news)

    06/26/2014 3:33:09 PM PDT · by NYer · 50 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | June 26, 2014 | MARK D. OSHINSKIE
    It saddens me to know couples in their late thirties trying unsuccessfully to conceive. The notion that it is easy to conceive at any age under 40—and perhaps beyond that—has taken firm, but mistaken, hold in our culture. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology recently published a meta-analysis concluding that women’s fertility begins to drop significantly at 32 and drops rapidly at 37. This study reaffirms a similar 2008 statement by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.Most have not heard of these studies. Many who know the general concept discount it. The broad postponement of parenthood rests on...
  • Contraception after Conception? Some common contraceptives can kill embryos, not just keep them...

    04/18/2014 11:18:59 AM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 18, 2014 | Donna Harrison
    Some common contraceptives can kill embryos, not just keep them from forming.This is not an article about the morality of contraception. This is an article about a very specific scientific question: What happens to embryos formed while the mother is using modern methods of contraception? This information is of importance to some women choosing contraception. And, unlike 20 years ago, todays science has much to say about the conditions that embryos face when they are formed in women using contraception. All methods of contraception can fail to prevent a recognized pregnancy. Statistics on how often a method permits a recognized...
  • Abortion: A Biological Perspective

    12/08/2013 3:23:27 PM PST · by James R. Aist · 26 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | December 6, 2013 | James R. Aist
    The premise that there is a moment when a developing child changes suddenly from non-human to human is a fantasy that has no basis whatsoever in the science of biology. Rather, it is a figment of the human imagination, a transparent attempt to rationalize and justify the termination (i.e., murder, by definition) of helpless, innocent human life in the womb by declaring the existence of an arbitrary "transition" point in what is, in reality, a developmental continuum.
  • Vatican Cardinal: Contraception is fundamentally an anti-life act

    06/13/2013 3:28:14 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 12, 2013 | JOHN-HENRY WESTEN
    June 12, 2013 ( - In an interview with the US Bishops’ news service, Catholic News Service, Cardinal  Raymond Burke, the head or “prefect” of the Vatican’s highest court, spoke about the relationship between contraception and the culture of abortion. "Contraception is the beginning of the anti-life movement,” Cardinal Burke told CNS’ Francis Rocca.  “It certainly will favor an abortion culture. It takes the nature of the sexual union and violates it in a very significant way by removing the pro-creative aspect which is inherent to the union of man and a woman, the sexual union, the conjugal union.”  In...
  • Life At Conception Act Introduced By Senator Rand Paul

    03/20/2013 8:32:36 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 104 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | Mar. 20, 2013 | Tim Brown
    Senator and CPAC straw poll winner Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced the Life at Conception Act on Thursday afternoon. He then went to Twitter and tweeted the following: According to Senator Paul, S 583 does not amend or interpret the Constitution, but simply relies on the 14th Amendment, which specifically authorizes Congress to enforce its provisions. From Section 1 of the 14th Amendment: No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law;...
  • ND lawmakers define life as starting at conception

    03/22/2013 11:04:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 23, 2013 1:29 AM EDT | James MacPherson
    North Dakota didnt set out to become the abortion debate's new epicenter. It happened by accident, after a legislative caucus that once vetted abortion bills languished, leaving lawmakers to propose a flurry of measuressome cribbed from Wikipediawithout roadblocks. Lawmakers on Friday took a step toward outlawing abortion altogether in the state by passing a so-called personhood resolution that says a fertilized egg has the same right to life as a person. The Houses approval sends the matter to voters, who will decide whether to add the wording to the states constitution in November 2014. Its one of several anti-abortion...
  • Questions regarding when life begins (Vanity)

    01/22/2013 10:49:32 AM PST · by GreenEyedGal · 78 replies
    I am asking for personal philosophies regarding when life begins. I believe a strong case can be made scientifically that life begins at conception. However, I've had conversations with the culture of death and they insist that a fertilized egg isn't alive; that a child growing in the womb is a parasite on the mother's body (which, a thought just occurred to me - parasites are living beings as well!); that it's not alive until it's viable (which means my four year old isn't alive!); that because it's attached to its mother's body, mother can decide whether she wants to...
  • Scientists Discover Childrens Cells Living in Mothers Brains

    12/08/2012 10:05:37 PM PST · by dangus · 23 replies
    Scientific American ^ | Week of 12.4.12 | By Robert Martone
    The connection between mother and child is ever deeper than thought Scientists Discover Children’s Cells Living in Mothers’ Brains The connection between mother and child is ever deeper than thought By Robert Martone | Tuesday, December 4, 2012 | 37 A living connection Image: ock / Анастасия Попова ADVERTISEMENT The link between a mother and child is profound, and new research suggests a physical connection even deeper than anyone thought. The profound psychological and physical bonds shared by the mother and her child begin during gestation when the mother is everything for the developing fetus, supplying warmth and sustenance, while...
  • Life Never Begins For Liberals...

    08/24/2012 4:20:31 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-24-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Popped into my head while battling at #RNCconventionSlogans on Twitter...
  • Georgias Personhood Amendment Passes With a Super Majority

    08/01/2012 6:13:09 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 36 replies ^ | Aug. 1st, 2012 | Suzanne Ward
    NORCROSS, Ga., August 1, 2012/ Georgia Right to Life President Dan Becker today called on the State Legislature to acknowledge clear public sentiment and approve placing a human rights amendment before all voters in 2014. By a 2-to-1 margin the majority party of Georgia has voted to protect all human life from its earliest biological beginning. Personhood amendments do not grant rights to anyone they merely recognize the God-given rights of every individual human being. The people of Georgia have shown that they are ready to vote Yes on personhood, it is time for the legislature to ensure that...
  • Question About Santorum's Views on Contraception

    02/16/2012 12:28:11 PM PST · by joesbucks · 55 replies
    02/16/2011 | self
    In an interview in 2006, Santorum said: "I vote and have supported birth control because it is not the taking of human life." But Valentines Day in Idaho Santorum said: Rick Santorum told the crowd he'll work to extend the definition of personhood to include unborn fetuses. "I do not believe life begins at conception," he said. "I know life begins at conception. Since many birth control methods are abortifacients, how does this stack up if Santorum is considered pro life?
  • Human sperm to be zapped using ultrasound

    02/02/2012 8:50:33 AM PST · by usalady · 45 replies · 1+ views ^ | February 2, 2012 | Martha
    The latest research into a way to destroy human sperm has been funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that could provide men effective contraception for six months.
  • Gingrich Restates Pro-Life Views, Says Life Begins at Conception

    12/05/2011 8:31:11 AM PST · by julieee · 34 replies ^ | December 5, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Gingrich Restates Pro-Life Views, Says Life Begins at Conception Washington, DC -- After making headlines nationwide with curious comments in an interview in which many observers say he indicated he believes human life begins at implantation, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has restated his pro-life views.
  • Bachmann calls Gingrich Fertilization Stance 'Troubling'

    12/04/2011 5:43:55 AM PST · by BarnacleCenturion · 69 replies ^ | 12/03/2011 | staff
    <p>ROCK HILL, S.C. - GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has criticized rival Newt Gingrich over his comments about the beginning of life.</p>
  • Newt Gingrich: Pro-Life But Says Life Begins at Implantation

    12/02/2011 9:51:20 AM PST · by BarnacleCenturion · 84 replies ^ | 12/2/11 | Steven Ertelt
    In a new interview with Jake Tapper of ABC News, Gingrich said human life begins at implantation rather than conception, which science has established as the starting point for human life. Tapper asked him, Abortion is a big issue here in Iowa among conservative Republican voters and Rick Santorum has said you are inconsistent. The big argument here is that you have supported in the past embryonic stem cell research and you made a comment about how these fertilized eggs, these embryos are not yet pre-human because they have not been implanted. This has upset conservatives in this state who...
  • Mississippi amendment on 'personhood' divides Christians

    11/08/2011 9:26:42 AM PST · by surroundedbyblue · 62 replies ^ | 11/2/2011 | Rich Phillips
    In the Carpenter home, every meal begins with a prayer. Robin and his wife, Emily, are devout Christians. But they part ways with many other Christians over a measure that would expand the legal definition of human life. Their son, Luke, now 4 years old, was born through in vitro fertilization. The anti-abortion amendment being voted on this week in the state could restrict in vitro procedures, and the Carpenters are worried that if they wait too long to add to their family, they may end up breaking the law. "I don't really want or need anybody else getting involved...
  • Federal judge: life begins at conception

    06/28/2011 11:56:26 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 65 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Tue Jun 28, 2011 | Kathleen Gilbert
    Federal judge: life begins at conception by Kathleen Gilbert Tue Jun 28 1:04 PM EST INDIANAPOLIS, June 28, 2011 ( - Planned Parenthood’s request to block a provision of an Indiana law that requires doctors to tell women who are seeking abortions that “human physical life begins when a human ovum is fertilized by a human sperm,” was denied by U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt last week. “Plaintiffs contend that in the context of abortion, the meaning of these words, both individually and in combination, represent a plethora of opinions and beliefs about life and its inception. The...
  • Mary, Worthy of Honor But a Sinner in Need of a Savior

    03/20/2011 12:54:27 AM PDT · by count-your-change · 65 replies
    Was Mary, Jesus' mother and wife of Joseph, immaculately conceived, i.e., free of original sin from conception? If we accept the teaching of the Scriptures we must answer, "No". The Bible is not ambiguous on this subject as the inspired writer, the apostle of Christ, Paul, wrote at Romans 5:12: "Well then, sin entered the world through one man (Adam), and through sin death, and thus death has spread through the whole human race because everyone has sinned".(JB) Mary was part of the human race and grew old and died just as Paul wrote. As The Catholic Encyclopedia, under the...
  • Beginnings: Why Rosh Hashana can affect the entire year

    09/07/2010 1:46:46 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 19 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 9/7/'10 | Rabbi Akiva Taitz
    "Everything goes after the beginning." This statement of our Sages contains hidden depth. The moment of conception of anything which comes into existence must contain all the elements of the future of that thing. Just as all the genes of a human being are laid down at conception and thereafter all the physical features which manifest in the child as it develops are results of those genes, so too all phenomena in the world are a reflection of the elements contained, infinitely compressed, in their beginnings.
  • Artist Sculps Barack Obamas Rear, Calls It The Immaculate Conception (A Wanker original)

    08/03/2010 6:17:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies · 108+ views
    Elective Decisions ^ | 8/03/10 | Chris Davis
    Artist Sculps Barack Obamas Rear, Calls It The Immaculate Conception Famed Sculptor, Christopher Wanker, has had his hands on one rear or another for years nowsculpting a lifeless rear, and bringing it to the brink of artistic perfection. Until now, there has always been something missing, something that has left him empty inside, searching for the next creation of perfection. Now, however, the sculptor has created perfection personified. He has sculpted the rear of Barack Obama. Its so perfect that Wanker is calling it The Immaculate Conception. Many argue that the art is in bad taste, but Wanker points out...
  • President Obama Acknowledges Fatherhood Begins at Conception.

    06/22/2009 7:36:15 PM PDT · by tcg · 21 replies · 1,013+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 6/23/09 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    In the Parade Magazine interview he told the interviewer: we need fathers to step up, to realize that their job does not end at conception; that what makes you a man is not the ability to have a child but the courage to raise one. As fathers, we need to be involved in our childrens lives not just when its convenient or easy, and not just when theyre doing well but when its difficult and thankless, and theyre struggling. That is when they need us most. At the Town Hall meeting following the White House Barbecue for young men...
  • Vote protects unborn beginning at conception

    04/26/2009 4:07:31 PM PDT · by Lesforlife · 15 replies · 679+ views ^ | April 26, 2009 | Robert Unruh
    Sunday, April 26, 2009 MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH WorldNetDaily Exclusive Vote protects unborn beginning at conception 'Victory serves as example to other nations' Posted: April 24, 2009 12:10 am Eastern By Bob Unruh WorldNetDaily The Dominican Republic Lawmakers working on a new constitution for the Dominican Republic have voted overwhelmingly to protect life, specifying in the document that "the right to life is inviolable from conception until death." The vote yesterday was 167-32 in the national legislature, which was responding to pressure from international pro-abortion groups seeking to expand their business operations into the Caribbean island nation. "A true...
  • From Conception to Natural Death ( 5th Mexican state amends its constitution to protect unborn )

    03/19/2009 3:26:45 PM PDT · by kellynla · 11 replies · 849+ views
    California Catholic Daily ^ | March 19, 2009 | staff
    Mexico City, Mexico, March 16, 2009 (CNA) -- The legislature of the Mexican state of Puebla has approved a change to the states constitution granting protection to human life from conception to natural death. The move is intended to ward off efforts to legalize abortion throughout the country. The change, led by the National Action Party (PAN), was approved by 29 votes out of 41, including votes by members of the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), despite a commission of PRI federal lawmakers being sent to Puebla to try to stop the measure. The Puebla state legislature decided to modify...
  • When Does Human Life Begin? - Even Earlier Than Many Suppose

    12/04/2008 1:37:22 PM PST · by NYer · 183 replies · 2,669+ views
    NCR ^ | December 7 - 13, 2008 | Susan E. Wills
    Almost anyone with a high school education can correctly answer the question When does human life begin? by responding at conception or at fertilization of a human egg by a sperm cell. While we may not understand, or only vaguely recall, the precise process by which an egg and sperm combine to create a new unique human being, this basic truth about human life falls into the category of things we cant not know. Yet today, many educated people who do know better assert that human life begins at some later stage of development.They arbitrarily push forward the starting point...
  • Dignitas Personae

    12/12/2008 12:06:09 PM PST · by annalex · 32 replies · 716+ views
    The Vatican ^ | 12.12.2008 | The Roman Curia
    Regarding the Instruction Dignitas PersonaeAim In recent years, biomedical research has made great strides, opening new possibilities for the treatment of disease, but also giving rise to serious questions which had not been directly treated in the Instruction Donum vitae (22 February 1987). A new Instruction, which is dated 8 September 2008, the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, seeks to provide some responses to these new bioethical questions, as these have been the focus of expectations and concerns in large sectors of society. In this way, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith seeks both...
  • I Love that Woman! My Unworthy Reflections on The Immaculate Conception

    12/08/2008 6:45:30 AM PST · by mlizzy · 36 replies · 965+ views
    Fighting Irish Thomas ^ | 12-08-06 | Tom O'Toole
    Today's feast day is more than Pope Pius IX's 1854 infallible proclamation, as important as that Dogma was and is. Today's feast day, which issues not only from the Papal Bull Ineffabilis Deus but its echo at the Grotto in Lourdes four years later, demonstrates that the Virgin Mary, with all Her wonderful titles, wants to be known by that name. And the reason is not so much that she was conceived without sin, but that through her humility before God She continued without sin until the day She was assumed into Heaven. It is for this reason Her...
  • Mary Immaculate: Patroness of the United States [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    12/07/2008 6:51:43 PM PST · by Salvation · 23 replies · 2,101+ views
    Archdioces of ^ | 2004 | Francis Cardinal George, OMI
    Mary, mother of Jesus, as the Immaculate Conception. Bartolom Esteban Murillo. Museo del Prado. Mary Immaculate:Patroness of the United StatesA patron is like a sponsor, someone who takes responsibility for another, who protectsanother. Catholics rely on our patron saints not only to inspire our lives by their examplebut also to pray for us and protect us in our life of grace. A patron looks out for us, sometimesin ways we dont always recognize. Mary Immaculate was officially declared thepatroness of the United States in 1847. A year earlier, the U.S. bishops had written to theCatholics of this country: We...
  • I have a theological question on abortion

    09/08/2008 8:30:13 AM PDT · by Prime Mover · 134 replies · 304+ views
    I've been arguing with a pro-choice relative of mine, and she made the following statement: "If life begins at conception, do identical twins only have half a soul?" I know the science of how "twinning" occurs. A single fertilized egg splits and then both halves implant in the uterus. But since conception involved one egg and one sperm only, if life began at that moment, wouldn't that indicate only one soul? I'm interested in any theological arguments that have been made in this area. Thanks

    08/26/2008 5:14:40 PM PDT · by 7thson · 13 replies · 244+ views
    Below is what I transmitted to my Catholic priest. I urge all Catholics to pressure their priests to speak out against Nancy Pelosi.
  • Poll: Majority of Americans Disagree With Barack Obama on When Life Begins

    08/26/2008 4:25:18 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 29 replies · 216+ views
    Life News ^ | 8/26/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- Barack Obama confessed over a week ago that he wasn't sure when life begins and worried the question may be a little "above my pay grade." However, a majority of Americans know when human life begins and they agree with John McCain, who said the starting point is conception.Zogby International conducted the poll for WorldNetDaily and it questioned 1,099 likely voters from August 22 to 24.The survey found 59 percent believe human life begins at conception, another 16.8 percent say it happens when an unborn child can survive outside her mother's womb with medical assistance,...
  • Science Now Explains The Uniqueness of Every Human Being From Conception

    08/20/2008 8:39:33 AM PDT · by Apollos21K · 30 replies · 148+ views
    Dakota Voice ^ | 8/17/2008 | SD Legislature
    ...The invention of the PCR techniques has led to further refinements of the DNA fingerprinting techniques, which has given science the ability to obtain a human being's DNA fingerprinting and therefore his or her identity from a single cell. There can no longer be any doubt that each human being is totally unique from the very beginning of his or her life at fertilization. (Mark, P. 19-21.) The significance of methylation of cytosine was unknown until 1985. It has a profound significance in understanding...that the human being is whole and complete at fertilization. A human being at an...
  • On Abortion, Obama Acts Above His Pay Grade

    08/19/2008 5:57:41 AM PDT · by Invisigoth · 10 replies · 95+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | August 19, 2008 | Paul Ibrahim
    Exactly two days ago, in Israels Nahariya Hospital, a woman in her fifth month of pregnancy underwent an abortion when doctors discovered that she was suffering from internal bleeding and that her fetus no longer appeared to be alive. After a doctor pronounced the now extracted body dead, the 610-gram baby was placed in the hospital cooler. Five hours later, the babys father came to pick up his dead daughters body for burial. But, joyfully, when the baby was withdrawn from the cooler, she was breathing. Naturally, she was taken to the intensive care ward where doctors scrambled to keep...
  • Obama Jun 15: fathersat conception August 16 answering that question is above my pay grade

    08/18/2008 11:23:17 AM PDT · by · 30 replies · 229+ views
    On Fathers Day, June 14 Barack Obama gave a speech on fatherhood We need fathers to recognize that responsibility doesnt just end at conception. That doesnt make you a father, What makes you a man is not the ability to have a child- any fool can have a child. Thats doesnt make you father. Its the courage to raise a child that makes you a father.Two months later, on August 16 at the Saddleback Civil Forum on the Presidency, Rev. Rick Warren asked both candidates the question: At what point does a baby gets human rights. McCains answer was direct...
  • How four cups of coffee a day reduces a woman's chance of having a baby by 25%

    07/07/2008 10:08:20 PM PDT · by Oyarsa · 20 replies · 260+ views ^ | 7/07/2008 | Fiona Macrae
    Four cups of coffee a day seriously damage a womans chances of having a baby, research suggests. The effect is almost as bad as the problems in pregnancy caused by alcohol, smoking or being overweight, a fertility conference heard. Women drinking that much caffeine were 26 per cent less likely to have a baby adding to evidence that it can harm fertility and the health of an unborn baby. Earlier this year, it was claimed that just two cups of coffee a day could double the risk of miscarriage. Coffee has also been found to increase the risk of...
  • Ad asks Obama: If fatherhood begins at conception, when does life begin?

    07/01/2008 1:42:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 64 replies · 1,202+ views
    CNA ^ | July 1, 2008
    Washington DC, Jul 1, 2008 / 02:18 am (CNA).- A new advertisement from the Family Research Councils lobbying arm, FRC Action, cites Sen. Barack Obamas endorsement of fathers who recognize that responsibility doesnt just end at conception to press the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee to defend his stand on abortion.The 30-second television ad begins with a clip of Obamas Fathers Day speech at a Chicago church in which the Illinois senator discussed the problem of absent black fathers. We need fathers to recognize that responsibility doesn't just end at conception, he says in the clip.The ad then shows commentary...
  • Clinton, Obama focus on faith at forum

    04/13/2008 7:56:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies · 148+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/13/08 | Kimberly Hefling - ap
    GRANTHAM, Pa. - Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday that the potential for life begins at conception as she and presidential rival Sen. Barack Obama answered questions about faith and religion in both their personal lives and the public discourse. In a forum devoted to an issue rare on the campaign trail, the two White House hopefuls talked about the presence of God in their lives and how often they read the Bible as well as divisive issues such as abortion, abstinence and human rights within the context of faith. The two are reaching out to people of faith...
  • Obama credits Selma march for his existence

    03/27/2008 10:36:25 AM PDT · by TheDotte · 43 replies · 5,692+ views
    A year ago, Barack Obama addressed a group in Selma, AL commemorating the 1965 voting rights march. He credited the event with giving his parents the idea that they could have a child. The result was him--Barack Obama, Child of Destiny. The only problem is he was born in 1961. "What happened in Selma, Alabama and Birmingham also stirred the conscience of the nation...This young man named Barack Obama...came over to this country. He met this woman...(who) had a good idea there was some craziness going on because they looked at each other and they possible for us...
  • Guide to Family Issues: Abortion

    11/01/2007 4:39:51 PM PDT · by TundraNews · 1 replies · 173+ views
    United Families International ^ | January 2007 | Dennis Durband
    United Families International fully recognizes the value of life during all stages and promotes the protection of human life from conception until natural death. Human life begins at fertilization, when the sperm and ovum meet to form a single cell and begin the human growth process. Reverence for life including that of the unborn is an essential part of the basis for peace in the world and goodwill among nations, and is part of the fabric of successful and happy families. Defenseless preborn children are full members of the human family and deserve legal protection. We oppose abortion...
  • Barack Obama Promotes Abortion, Slams Abstinence in Iowa Speech

    10/08/2007 5:11:49 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 16 replies · 3,384+ views ^ | October 8, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    by Steven EditorOctober 8, 2007Des Moines, IA ( -- Campaigning in Iowa over the weekend, pro-abortion presidential candidate Barack Obama attempted to moderate his views on abortion and abstinence education. However, he made it clear he has no interest in limiting or reducing abortions and his pro-abstinence stance is tempered by his backing of sexual education.Speaking in the northeast town of New Hampton late Friday, Obama responded to a question in a forum from a Denver resident in the first primary state for a family reunion.The questioner asked Obama to reconcile how society gets upset at someone like Michael...
  • Even a "Raving Atheist" Can Be Pro-Life - Interview

    10/07/2007 7:26:03 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 16 replies · 532+ views ^ | October 5, 2007 | Special to by Laura Freeburn
    Even a "Raving Atheist" Can Be Pro-Life - Interview Special to by Laura Freeburn Editor's Note: The following, until now unpublished, interview was conducted with the popular blog personality "the raving atheist". The blogger, a lawyer who will not divulge his real name, has nonetheless acquired pseudonymous fame. He is featured, as "the raving atheist" in the anti-Christian documentary film 'The God who wasn't there". His pro-life convictions are based solely on scientific evidence for the life of the unborn. He is firmly opposed to belief in God. The interview is published here as it provides interesting insights.Is it...
  • Kevin McCullough: Why Feminists Fear Men

    04/15/2007 6:22:45 AM PDT · by jodiluvshoes · 90 replies · 2,344+ views ^ | 4.15.2007 | Kevin McCullough
    Go into any women's studies program on the campus of any major university and you will learn that women don't need men for economic provision, physical protection, or to even achieve sexual orgasm. Our daughters are being taught that to believe men are necessary for anything is not only pure bunk, but actually a sign of intellectual weakness. As a result women have shunned personal relationships and sky-rocketed to the top of the business world. Their incomes have increased as they have put off having children, not to mention the thought of getting married till far later in life. They've...
  • New Study: Morning After Pill Doesn't Reduce Abortion, Pregnancy Rates

    01/07/2007 10:58:22 AM PST · by wagglebee · 26 replies · 781+ views
    Life News ^ | 1/5/07 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- A new study reported in a prestigious medical journal confirms that the morning after pill does not reduce either abortion or pregnancy rates. The survey, published this month in the Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, covers the use of the Plan B drug in 10 countries. Authors Elizabeth Raymond and James Trussell, advocates of the morning after pill, conducted a meta-analysis of studies conducted in 10 countries. They conclude that increased access to emergency contraception pills enhance use but has not been shown to reduce unintended pregnancy rates." The authors note that no study has shown...
  • When Does Life Begin?

    01/04/2007 5:51:39 PM PST · by Coleus · 181 replies · 1,826+ views
    Columbia ^ | William Ryan
    This article reports on a 1993 lecture the late French geneticist and pro-life pioneer Dr. Jerome Lejeune delivered at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Washington, D.C. This story originally appeared in the January 1994 Columbia and is a companion article to the January 2007 "By Their Works" profile of Knight and pro-life entrepreneur Bill Schneeberger. Dr. Jerome Lejeune, the French geneticist, still marvels at the circumstances that caused him to travel from his laboratory in Paris to a Tennessee courtroom to give expert testimony about when life begins. The 1989 case involved...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-08-06, Solemnity, Immaculate Conception, B. Virgin Mary

    12/08/2006 8:03:09 AM PST · by Salvation · 43 replies · 591+ views American Bible ^ | 12-08-06 | New American Bible
    December 8, 2006 Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Psalm: Friday 48 Reading 1Gn 3:9-15, 20 After the man, Adam, had eaten of the tree,the LORD God called to the man and asked him, Where are you?He answered, I heard you in the garden;but I was afraid, because I was naked,so I hid myself.Then he asked, Who told you that you were naked?You have eaten, then,from the tree of which I had forbidden you to eat!The man replied, The woman whom you put here with meshe gave me fruit from the tree, and so I ate...
  • Costa Rican President Asks UN to Defend Human Life from Conception

    09/27/2004 11:37:30 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies · 635+ views
    LifeSite ^ | September 24, 2004
    U.N. ignores pro-Life and anti-cloning references in its report on speech NEW YORK, September 24, 2004 ( - Costa Rican President Abel Pacheco gave a spirited defence of the right to life before the United Nations General Assembly Thursday. However, without an actual transcript of his talk the world would never know about it. The notable speech called for international protection for life "from the moment of conception." The United Nations press release covering Pacheco's remarks totally omitted this call as well as his call to join the comprehensive ban on human cloning. President Abel Pacheco told the UN, "As...
  • Life doesn't start at conception, but after says Cardinal Martini

    04/21/2006 6:19:05 AM PDT · by NYer · 62 replies · 1,039+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | April 20, 2006
    Vatican City, Apr. 20, 2006 (CNA) - Italian Vatican analyst Sandro Magister is releasing a long dialogue Cardinal Martini sustained with Ignazio Marino, famous Italian bio-ethicist, and director of the Center of transplants of the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, about abortion, in-vitro fecundation and contraceptionAnd the answer is: not immediatly with conception, but after said Cardinal Martini, about when life starts, with the consequences that derive from it, added Magister. The long dialogue between the two men will be released in the next issue of the weekly Lespresso, a center-left weekly tomorrow, it will be made available by Sandro...
  • Embryo as valid as adult: Pope

    02/27/2006 3:09:51 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 27 replies · 3,753+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 28 February 2006
    POPE Benedict XVI said today that God makes no distinction between a human embryo and a child or adult. The Pope made his comments while hosting a Vatican-organised scientific conference on the status of the human embryo. "God's love doesn't make the distinction between the embryo inside its mother, the child, the youth, the mature adult or the elderly person," said the pope. The pontiff's statement reaffirmed the Catholic church's official position that "all human life is sacred and inviolable, from conception to its natural end". The Pontifical Academy for Life, an institute created in 1994 by the late John...
  • Human Embryo Is a Child, Says Bishop Sgreccia - even if not in a maternal uterus

    02/25/2006 7:02:18 PM PST · by · 65 replies · 1,146+ views
    ZENIT ^ | 2006-02-24
    Human Embryo Is a Child, Says Bishop Sgreccia Promotes Bioethics Congress of Pontifical Academy for Life VATICAN CITY, FEB. 24, 2006 ( The embryo, even if it is not being nurtured in a maternal uterus, is a child, said the president of the Pontifical Academy for Life. Bishop Elio Sgreccia said this in a press conference regarding the upcoming congress "The Human Embryo Prior to Implantation: Scientific Aspects and Bioethical Considerations," organized by the Pontifical organization in the Vatican on Feb. 27-28. "In any case, the embryo is a child: a boy or a girl, that has a special relationship...
  • Even before implantation, embryos are human, says Vatican official

    02/24/2006 11:36:30 AM PST · by NYer · 42 replies · 640+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | February 24, 2006 | Cindy Wooden
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- While some scientists, legislators and even some parents see the human embryo as material that can be studied, frozen or destroyed, for the Catholic Church an embryo is human and has "a special relationship with God," said Bishop Elio Sgreccia. The bishop, president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, said that before allowing scientists to study the possibilities for manipulating human embryos, wider society should be asking itself when does life begin and when does life begin to have value. Bishop Sgreccia and other experts from the academy met the press Feb. 24 to introduce a...