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  • The tragic link between abortion and contraception

    05/17/2012 5:37:48 AM PDT · by A.A. Cunningham · 1 replies
    Denver Catholic Register ^ | 16 May 2012 | By Most Rev. James D. Conley, S.T.L., Apostolic Administrator
    The tragic link between abortion and contraception May 16, 2012 By Most Rev. James D. Conley, S.T.L., Apostolic Administrator In 1992, the U.S. Supreme Court made the second-most important decision about abortion to date. The case was Planned Parenthood v. Casey and at issue was the right of states to regulate the practice of abortion. The court's decision was a double-edged sword. Tragically, it confirmed the decision of Roe v. Wade and affirmed the principle that abortion should be legally available in the United States through all nine months of pregnancy. The decision was wrong, from both a moral and...
  • Catholic cardinal publicly blasts Georgetown University president for Sebelius invite defense

    05/16/2012 10:01:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/16/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    The news earlier this month that Georgetown University had invited HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to deliver a commencement speech resulted in an eruption of criticism for the school's president, John J. DeGioia. The church has bitterly criticized the HHS mandate that would force Catholic institutions to fund contraception, sterilization, and abortifacients that violate the tenets of Catholic doctrine, and the invitation of the author of that mandate offended many of those who oppose the imposition of the mandate. DeGioia tried to defend his decision on Monday by claiming that the invitation was offered before the HHS mandate was announced, and...
  • Archbishop Prendergast dissects ‘my body, my choice’ slogan at March for Life Mass

    05/11/2012 7:30:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    life news ^ | 5/11/2012 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    OTTAWA, May 11, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - At the March for Life 2012 Mass celebrated in Ottawa’s Notre Dame Cathedral yesterday, Archbishop Terrence Prendergast welcomed the enthusiastic and standing-room-only crowd before launching into a homily dissecting the “my body, my choice” slogan, arguing that it espouses “a false sense of personhood.” “Today as a culture here in Canada we tend to prize our individuality as a false sense of autonomy over relationships, community engagement and duty. In the abortion debate, individual autonomy is often at the core of discussion,” the archbishop pointed out. “You’ve heard the slogan ‘my body, my choice’...
  • Catholic Professor: Bishops “Un-Christian” on Coverage for Contraception

    05/09/2012 1:37:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    A sociology professor at Fordham University has blasted U.S. bishops and Catholic universities that uphold the Church’s teaching on contraception as “un-[C]hristian.” Writing in the Huffington Post, Associate Professor of Sociology Jeanne Flavin accused the bishops of showing a “staggering disregard for young women’s everyday lived reality, and their futures” for their stance against providing insurance coverage for contraceptives.Flavin, the author of Our Bodies, Our Crimes: The Policing of Women’s Reproduction in America, seems incensed by the recent decision by Xavier University to stop providing contraceptive coverage and the bishops very public struggle for religious liberty against the HHS contraceptive...
  • Protestant Author: Contraception is a "Tipping Point for the Evangelical Movement."

    05/01/2012 6:46:23 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 4/30/12 | Carl E. Olson
    A powerful quote from a source that might surprise some readers:Beneath the issue of contraception is a question about the role ideals and norms play in our communal lives. Yes, they restrict our behavior in ways that are sometimes inconvenient. Yet in doing so, they intrinsically call us and our communities toward a life that we might not otherwise choose on our own. What's more, they amplify the need for repentance and reconciliation, rather than watering down such a need through the "pragmatic" concession to the fallenness of the world. We may occasionally fail to meet them. But confronting our...
  • Catholic church to battle Obama Administration

    05/01/2012 6:15:08 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 8 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 5/1/2012 | Kingsley Guy
    The federal Department of Health and Human Services ignited a political firestorm in January that’s still smoldering when it declared institutions of the Catholic Church would have to include coverage of contraception, sterilization and abortifacients in their employee insurance policies. Most Americans initially backed the church in its contention that the HHS requirement, conjured out of the Affordable Care Act, violated the constitutional guarantee of religious liberty by forcing the church to provide drugs and services that run counter to its moral teachings. So the Obama administration engaged in a sleight-of-hand by declaring a “compromise” in which the insurance companies,...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: ONAN, 04-30-12

    04/30/2012 9:36:49 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 04-30-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):ONAN Son of Judah and Shua. When Onan's brother, Er, died, Judah ordered Onan to marry the widow, Tamar, and produce a son who would be Er's child, according to the levirate law (Deuteronomy 25:5-6). Onan married her but frustrated the law by withdrawal during intercourse. In punishment, Yahweh caused Onan's death (Genesis 38:8-10). In modern usage, onanism is variously used to mean contraception or masturbation. (Etym. Hebrew Onan.) All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Georgetown community criticizes Sandra Fluke campus event (closed to public & media)

    04/25/2012 6:10:03 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    EWTN ^ | April 24, 2012
    Georgetown University Healy Hall. Credit: Aurelien Guichard More than 100 students and alumni of Georgetown University criticized activist Sandra Fluke’s recent invitation to speak on campus without clarification of the Catholic Church’s teaching on contraception. The group signed a letter calling on the Jesuit university to release a statement “clarifying its position on this fundamental issue of debate” to ensure that students are accurately informed on both the university’s current insurance policy and Church teaching. The statement came in response to an April 16 campus event, titled “A Conversation with Sandra Fluke on Contraception Access.”Fluke gained national attention in February,...
  • Injectable contraceptive doubles risk of breast cancer, study shows

    04/23/2012 8:32:07 PM PDT · by Notwithstanding · 10 replies
    CBS ^ | 4/5/2012 | Monica DyBuncio
    An injectable form of birth control doubles breast cancer risk among young women, according to a new study. The study examined younger women, ages 20 to 44, and confirmed a link between depo-medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) - the main ingredient in the contraceptive sold under the brand name Depo-Provera - and breast cancer risk.
  • Under Sandra Fluke's Logic, Secret Service Agents' Condoms Should Be Reimbursable

    04/22/2012 5:54:59 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 21 replies
    Free Republic -- Vanity (American In Tokyo) ^ | 23 April 2012 | AmericanInTokyo
    Ms. Sandra Fluke is attached to an organization with high moral values, that places an emphasis on ethics, honesty and integrity. There is in fact not only a student code at Georgetown University, there also an ETHOS CODE , and there is also the history, tradition and mission statement of the Catholic university guiding certain behaviors (both on and off campus as stated and each student is to be aware of this).It is this very essence and aspect of core institutional values which "15-Minutes-of-Fame Sandra" very publicly whined about, mocked and assailed on national TV and also asserted that the...
  • Melinda Gates: I'm rich so listen to me!

    04/20/2012 8:15:10 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 31 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 20, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    "The most important men in town would come to fawn on me! They would ask me to advise them, Like a Solomon the Wise. "If you please, Reb Tevye..." "Pardon me, Reb Tevye..." Posing problems that would cross a rabbi's eyes! And it won't make one bit of difference if i answer right or wrong. When you're rich, they think you really know!" C-FAM is reporting that Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and a Catholic, is telling governments to dismiss the controversial link between contraception and population control and explicitly rejects Catholic social teaching along...
  • Young Catholic Women Try To Give Church’s Position On Birth Control New Sheen

    04/15/2012 2:02:22 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 15, 2012 | Michelle Boorstein
    Young Catholic Women Try To Give Church’s Position On Birth Control New Sheen Ashley McGuire is part of a movement of younger, religiously conservative Catholic women who are trying to rebrand what may be Catholicism’s most-ignored teaching: its ban on birth control methods such as the Pill. Michelle Boorstein April 15 Ashley McGuire fell in love with the Catholic Church five years ago, after reading its teaching against artificial birth control. McGuire, then a skeptical Protestant college student, initially saw the ban as a mandatory march to “domestic slavery.” But the more she read, the more she was blown away...
  • Can't Feed 'Em? Don't Breed Em!

    04/15/2012 6:04:43 PM PDT · by evilrooster · 27 replies
    "Can't Feed 'Em? Don' Breed 'Em" - - Wonkette.com April 15, 2010 Seems like sound advice to me.Advice that even my liberal friends can agree with. I mean, isn't that what the "Pro-Choice" movement is all about? Allowing women a "choice" when a mistake is made, when that mistake rains on future plans or worse yet, when a woman cannot afford to support that mistake?Strangely enough, liberals and conservatives can reach common ground. They just disagree on how to get there. Liberals are Pro-Choice, which affords one the opportunity to "fix" a mistake, while conservatives, for the most part, are Pro-Life, preferring abstinence instead. Liberals subscribe to the belief that government should provide for their contraceptive needs, while conservatives don't believe in funding protection against one's sexual exploits. At the core, however, remains the common belief that one should not breed children if one cannot afford children. As I said,...
  • The Book of Santorum

    04/14/2012 5:09:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 14, 2012 | Bill O'Reilly
    Mitt Romney would be wise to take a good hard look at what Rick Santorum did right and what he did wrong during his campaign. In his quest to unseat President Obama, Romney will face some of the same challenges Santorum faced. Back in the summer of 2011, nobody thought Santorum had a shot at the Republican nomination. Nationally, he was polling at about 3 percent. But through sheer hard work and persistence, he won the Iowa caucus and was catapulted into the big time. There are many lessons to be learned from Santorum's political journey, beginning with having a...
  • The War On Women's Intelligence

    04/13/2012 11:49:39 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 6 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 04/13/12 | CaroleL
    The debate over forcing a religious institution to pay for employees' contraception morphed into unfounded claims that Republicans want to outlaw contraception. A Democratic strategist's foolish dig against an opposition candidate morphed into the generalized accusation that Democrats don't believe raising children is work. While these manufactured controversies captivate the journalists who sensationalize them and the politicians who try to take advantage of them, the women of America are once again being reduced to reproductive organs with voting rights and petty concerns.
  • The president is winning his phony ‘war on women’

    04/12/2012 11:55:26 AM PDT · by cap10mike · 11 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | April 10, 2012 | Michael Dorstewitz
    President Obama has become an expert at making phony claims and exploiting bogus issues. On the energy front, who can forget his claim that we’d have no need for new oil production or exploration if we simply kept our tires properly inflated and got regular tune-ups? Now it’s fuel made from algae, a technology that is, at best, decades away and will probably be just as cost-ineffective as ethanol. The president’s phony issue du jour is the Republican Party’s alleged war on women. The issue’s roots were planted at the Jan. 7 Republican primary debate in New Hampshire. ABC News'...
  • Melinda Gates: I’m Catholic and contraception is not controversial

    04/11/2012 3:38:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 11, 2012 | TIMOTHY HERRMANN
    April 11, 2012 (C-FAM) - On Holy Thursday Melinda Gates publicly professed her Catholic faith and then personally attacked her Church over its position on contraception. I could not help but be reminded of Judas and his mysterious betrayal of Christ that night, sealed with a kiss. In fairness to Mrs. Gates, her speech wasn’t expressly about the Church. It was about her foundation’s new “NoControversy” initiative to promote universal access to contraception. Her message was simple: Contraception is not controversial.  And to convince people of this, she argued that population control, abortion, and forced sterilization have nothing to...
  • Catholic Cardinal: Yes, it’s a sin to comply with the Obamacare mandate

    04/10/2012 10:45:14 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 15 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4-10-12 | Tina Korbe
    In the clearest statement of what’s at stake for Catholic employers when it comes to the Obamacare contraception mandate, a leading Catholic cardinal recently said that it is, in fact, a sin for employers to comply with the mandate. Cardinal Raymond Burke told EWTN’s Thomas McKenna that Catholic employers would not only be guilty of material cooperation with sin, but also formal cooperation because they would knowingly and deliberately be providing employees with contraception: ~ ~ ~ Thomas McKenna: “So a Catholic employer, really getting down to it, he does not, or she does not provide this because that way...
  • The end of women: The subversive legacy of the sexual revolution

    04/10/2012 7:38:09 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4-10-12 | Carolyn Moynihan
    The death of the American feminist poet Adrienne Rich (pictured) this week has brought many accolades on account of her literary gifts and contribution to the feminist movement over the past 50 years. In her transformation from conventionally married mother of three sons in the 1950s, to lesbian partner and apologist in the 1970s, she became not only the voice but a living example of the revolutionary character of second wave feminism. Adrienne Rich The chief legacy of that movement has been brought into sharp focus in recent months by the battle royal between Catholic authorities (mainly) and the Obama...
  • Cardinal Burke: Catholic Employers Cannot Provide Contraceptive Coverage!

    04/10/2012 4:48:14 PM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | April 10th, 2012 | Jenn Giroux
    Cardinal Burke: Catholic Employers Cannot Provide Contraceptive Coverage! FaithApril 10th, 2012 Jenn Giroux The upcoming episode of Catholic Action Insight hosted by Thomas McKenna to air on EWTN on Wednesday, April 11 at 2:30pm and April 13 at 9:00pm EST will surely ignite discussion among Catholics on the impending mandate which is an attack on religious liberty.  In this interview, Cardinal Raymond Burke speaks out for the first time in a public interview on matters of faith, religious liberty, and culpability in relation to this threatened mandate for employers.Cardinal Raymond Burke, Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura (photo credit: abbey-roads.blogspot.com) “We...
  • Pastor Rick Warren Decries Obama Contraception Compromise

    04/09/2012 3:11:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    National Journal ^ | April 8, 2012 | Alex Roarty
    Influential evangelical pastor Rick Warren said Sunday that he is not satisfied with the Obama administration’s compromise on a requirement that religious-affiliated organizations provide contraception coverage to employees, and said religious freedom is at stake.“The issue here is not about women’s health,” Warren said on ABC’s This Week. “There is a greater principle, and that is do you have the right to decide what your faith practices?”The controversy has animated political discourse the last several months, with Republicans charging that Democrats are waging a "war on religion" while Democrats retort that Republicans are fighting a "war on women." The initial...
  • Haley on Romney's 'golden bullet'

    04/05/2012 4:40:59 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/5/2012 | Kevin Liptak
    Washington (CNN) – South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Thursday the leading Republican presidential candidate was carrying a "golden bullet" to connect with women voters. Speaking on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer," the Palmetto State Republican said Mitt Romney's wife Ann, along with the candidate himself, would need to answer women with concerns about his platform. Polls released in the past week show Romney trailing President Barack Obama by a large margin among female voters. "If Gov. Romney has not related to women, he needs to get out there and talk about the issues they care about," Haley...
  • What’s More Offensive? Ultrasounds vs. Sex Parties

    04/04/2012 10:44:38 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Live Action ^ | 4/4/2012 | Nancy Flanders
    Last week, pro-lifers in Idaho performed live ultrasounds on pregnant volunteers in order to show everyone watching that the non-traumatic ultrasound showed moving, living children. It was an attempt to prove that women seeking abortions should see that image of their child. The media and pro-aborts reported the act as a “spectacle,” “strange,” and “part reality TV.” But who has ever been offended by an ultrasound photo of an unborn baby? “Offensive,” “strange,” and “inappropriate” describe the actions of pro-abortion groups, including Planned Parenthood. Nothing makes it clearer than their videos and school trips. These groups are constantly creating a...
  • Poll on role of religion in Americans' lives bad news for Obama

    03/31/2012 9:02:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Examiner ^ | February 11, 2012 | Howard Portnoy
    A recent Gallup survey reveals that the role of religion in Americans’ lives has changed little in the last 20 years. When asked how important religion is, 55% of those queried in 2011 answered “very important” as compared with 58% who gave the same answer in 1992. This can’t be very good news for the president, who views religion as at best a bully pulpit for social change (as evidenced by his 20-year association with the incendiary Rev. Jeremiah Wright) and at worst as a force with the potential to poison the minds of leaden-eyed, gun-toting “clingers.” Yeah, I know,...
  • Do You Know Any Woman Who Doesn't Use Birth Control, Dan Rather Asks - Rachel Maddow

    03/29/2012 11:27:46 PM PDT · by Jahoohio · 40 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 3/29/12 | Jack Coleman
    At least one comes to mind, Dan. Guess who? Turns out that oft-flogged figure from liberals of 98 percent of American women using contraception is too low, at least according to former CBS News anchor Dan Rather, who's now working at something or someplace called HDNet. (video clip after page break) Appearing on last night's Rachel Maddow show, Rather claimed that use of birth control is virtually universal. Whether this conclusion is based on Rather's reporting, first-hand knowledge or some combination thereof was left unstated. Fans of unintentional humor who were watching weren't disappointed -- RATHER: I still can't believe...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: EUGENIC STERILIZATION, 03-28-12

    03/28/2012 9:09:13 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 03-28-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):EUGENIC STERILIZATION Depriving people of their generative powers in order to eliminate offspring having allegedly undesirable traits and to develop an environment more advantageous for human beings having allegedly desirable traits. the Catholic Church forbids the procedure because "public magistrates have no direct power over the bodies of their subjects. therefore, where no crime has taken place and there is no cause for grave punishment, they can never directly harm or tamper with the integrity of the body, either for reasons of eugenics or for any other reason' (Pius XI, Casti Connubii, II, 68-70). All items...
  • Free Sterilizations, Children and the Attack on Parental Authority

    03/25/2012 8:27:57 PM PDT · by cycjec · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The Thinking Housewife ^ | March 22, 2012 | Janet Baird/Laura Wood
    JANET BAIRD writes: President Obama and the Department of Health and Inhuman Services, as you know, recently decreed that free sterilizations be available to all college-age women under Obamacare. But the truth is even more sinister. Note the wording of the HHS regulation. As reported at CNS news, ‘[a]ll Food and Drug Administration [(FDA)] approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling for all women with reproductive capacity,’ as prescribed by a provider,” said the HHS description of the regulation. [emphasis added] This clause caught my eye, “for all women with reproductive capacity.” Have you thought about the...
  • What do women think of women?

    03/27/2012 9:38:57 AM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 3/27/2012 | John-Henry Westen
    This month of March, Pope Benedict XVI issued a prayer request which was intriguing – it was about women. It was all the more intriguing for me since my eldest child – Hannah-Marie – is fast approaching her 16th birthday and has often complained about not being able to serve Mass as do her many younger brothers. The Pope’s prayer intention for March was: “That the whole world may recognize the contribution of women to the development of society.” I thought it may be of benefit to ask some of the many prayerful and inspirational Catholic women I have been...
  • Contraception mandate violates federal law, say legal experts

    03/24/2012 7:39:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | March 24, 2012 | Michelle Bauman
    Legal experts believe that the Obama administration’s contraception mandate fails to meet requirements needed to limit freedom of religion under federal law. George Mason University law professor Helen Alvaré argued that “in many Catholic institutions, such as hospitals and universities, the refusal to insure for contraception is the single clearest statement the Church makes.” The contraception mandate will prohibit these institutions' ability to witness to their faith through their actions, she said. Alvaré participated in a March 22 panel on “Religious Freedom and Healthcare Reform,” sponsored by the Religious Freedom Project at Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and...
  • Protests Against HHS Abortifacient Mandate in 140 Cities; Will Media Cover?

    03/23/2012 10:21:44 AM PDT · by thought · 5 replies · 2+ views
    News Busters ^ | March 23, 2012 | Matthew Balan
    ABC, CBS, and NBC covered the far-left Occupy Wall Street movement with glee during 2011, devoting 33 stories on the air during the first eleven days of October alone to publicizing the protests. However, the Big Three networks have yet to mention the planned demonstrations in 140 cities across the U.S. today at noon local time against the Obama administration's sterilization, abortifacient, and contraception mandate. The Coalition to Stop the HHS Mandate, which is being coordinated by the Illinois-based Pro-Life Action League; and includes multiple pro-life, social conservative, and religious groups, including Human Life International, The Becket Fund for Religious...
  • Bill Maher, Rush Limbaugh, Sandra Fluke Freedom Of Speech.

    03/22/2012 3:25:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 2+ views
    Thy Black Man ^ | March 22, 2012 | Crystal Wright
    When Rush Limbaugh exercised his 1st amendment right to free speech and criticized Sandra Fluke for whining about paying for her birth control pills, Democrats and the liberal mainstream media pounced. Granted Rush used some harsh words to describe Sandra Fluke, but that was his first amendment right. What’s despicable is the hypocrisy exhibited by Democrats and President Obama who don’t apply this same standard of decency to left wing comedian Bill Maher, who on a daily basis says things more offensive than Rush Limbaugh ever has. Could it be because Bill Maher is a huge supporter of Democrats and...
  • Sandra Fluke: ‘Numerous’ Women Said I Should Run For Office, ‘Maybe Someday I Will’

    03/21/2012 3:53:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies · 2+ views
    Mediaite ^ | March 21, 2012 | Meenal Vamburkar
    The controversy with Rush Limbaugh gave Sandra Fluke instant name recognition in the world of media and politics. So it was only a matter of time before someone asked her about running for office. Fluke said for now she is focused on law school, but that “maybe someday” she’ll consider the idea. At a panel about women’s history, Fluke said: “Numerous American women have actually written to me in the last few weeks to say that I should run for office [...] And maybe someday I will. But for now, I actually have to finish law school.” Not a yes,...
  • Planned Parenthood speaker: Good parents let teens have sex at home

    03/21/2012 12:54:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 50 replies · 1+ views
    life site news ^ | 3/21/2012 | Ben Johnson
    IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, March 20, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – As critics accuse Planned Parenthood of trying to facilitate the sex lives of minors, a featured speaker at one of the abortion provider’s local affiliates has suggested parents allow their teenage children to have sex in their home. Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernadino Counties invited Amy T. Schalet, author of Not Under My Roof: Parents, Teens, and the Culture of Sex, to keynote the organization’s “Consider This” luncheon last week. Dr. Schalet, an assistant sociology professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, said American parents should be more like their...
  • The Absurdity of ‘The War On Women’ And How It Backfired On The Democrats

    03/20/2012 3:35:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies · 1+ views
    The Houston Chronicle's Texas Sparkle Blog ^ | March 20, 2012 | Kathleen McKinley
    From NRO: At a House Republican press stakeout today, Washington state’s Cathy McMorris Rodgers said: "Over the last few weeks as the Republicans have been focusing on economy and jobs the Democrats have been trying to change the subject, and they’ve been trying to distract America from the real issues. They call it a “war on women.” And, as a woman, I’m here to tell you that the Democrats are off base and the polls back us up. CBS News poll recently shows that the American women actually support, a majority of them, support the Republican position on the conscience...
  • Obama Refuted by CDC Report: Not True 99% of Women Have Used Contraceptives--13.9% Have Never

    03/19/2012 4:32:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    CNS News ^ | 3/19/12 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - The definitive study of contraception use in the United States--which was produced by the U.S. government's National Center for Health Statistics and published by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention--refutes the claim President Barack Obama made in a White House briefing on Feb. 10 that “nearly 99 percent of all women” have used contraception. In fact, according to the study--which looked at the contraception use of American women between the ages of 15 and 44--13.9 percent had never had heterosexual intercourse, period. Also, according to the study, 38.2 percent of American women age 15-44 said they...
  • US Conference of Catholic Bishops Fights Obama War on Religion

    03/18/2012 9:22:59 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 5 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 03/15/2012 | Ben Shapiro
    This is not about access to contraception, which is ubiquitous and inexpensive, even when it is not provided by the Church’s hand and with the Church’s funds. This is not about the religious freedom of Catholics only, but also of those who recognize that their cherished beliefs may be next on the block. This is not about the Bishops’ somehow “banning contraception,” when the U.S. Supreme Court took that issue off the table two generations ago. Indeed, this is not about the Church wanting to force anybody to do anything; it is instead about the federal government forcing the Church—consisting...
  • A New Billboard Sign Seen Out and About ...

    03/18/2012 7:58:25 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
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  • Evangelical leaders urged to mobilize against administration contraception policy

    03/17/2012 10:48:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    CNN's Belief Blog ^ | March 16, 2012 | Jessica Yellin
    An influential Christian leader is calling for the evangelical community to match the Catholic church's efforts mobilizing against the Obama administration's policy on contraception coverage. "I'm asking evangelical churches to get as involved as the Catholic church has," said Chuck Colson, founder of the Prison Fellowship and the Christian radio broadcast Breakpoint. "Catechize members. If it's from the pulpit, that's fine. If by pastoral letter, that's fine. If by announcements at Bible studies, that's fine. The church in America is a sleeping giant. On an issue like this, it will be aroused." Colson e-mailed more than 500,000 people of faith...
  • Friday night news dump: Administration to move forward with and expand contraception mandate

    03/16/2012 8:35:09 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 93 replies · 2+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 3-16-12 | Tina Korbe
    The administration this afternoon released its “Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on preventive services policy.” Translation: President Barack Obama and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius are moving forward with their controversial contraception mandate, which requires even religiously affiliated employers to provide their employees with insurance that covers contraception — even if those employers object to contraception on religious grounds. But don’t worry: Secretary Sebelius says your religious liberty is assured, so it is assured. “The President’s policy respects religious liberty and makes free preventive services available to women,” she said. ”Today’s announcement is the next step toward fulfilling that commitment.” Never...
  • Sandra Fluke’s Recreational Sex Partner (Barf Alert)

    03/15/2012 6:32:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | 3/15/2012 | Dave Blount
    In case you’re wondering who is helping Sandra Fluke run up the allegedly unaffordable birth control bills she demands other people pay, there’s no need to wait for her amen corner in the “mainstream” media to look into it. The Graph has the answer: adam_mutterperl The name is Adam Mutterperl, of the zillionaire moonbat Mutterperl clan. Some background: The Mutterperl family, via Adam’s great grandfather Sol’s handbag fortune, established the “Mutterperl Scholarship Endowment Fund” in 1951 for Brandeis University. This school, as some people call it, is named for Louis Brandeis, a secular Jew, Zionist, and United States Supreme Court...
  • Why Obama Wants the Contraception Mandate to Go to the Supreme Court

    03/15/2012 11:55:34 AM PDT · by WPaCon · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/15/2012 | Andrew Schwartz
    The question has been asked: "Why are President Obama and the Democrats spending so much time and effort on universal coverage of contraception?" Surely they knew that there would be religious objection. Surely they did not think that such a decision would not go unchallenged. Why waste time and resources defending a controversial stance with so many other things going on? Recent polls show President Obama's approval numbers dropping among female voters, despite the "War on Women" attributed to the Republicans, and religious leaders have spoken openly from the pulpit, decrying the legality and morality of the contraception mandate, despite...
  • Why Liberals Have Trouble Understanding The Birth Control Debate

    03/15/2012 11:34:58 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-15-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Why Obama Wants the Contraception Mandate to Go to the Supreme Court

    03/14/2012 11:34:27 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | March 15, 2012
    ..... Once it finally arrives there, it will be argued as a First Amendment issue. But it will not be argued as you think -- as a freedom of religion issue; no, it will be argued by the government as a freedom of speech issue, under a constitutional theory of "First Amendment neutrality," and arguing against the idea of "content-based underinclusion." Put simply, content-based underinclusion is a term signifying that the government (at any level) has entered into the social arena and has picked winners and losers based on their content. It can be practiced through punitive legislation -- imposing...
  • Congresswoman: ObamaCare could lead to limiting women to having two children

    03/14/2012 9:42:37 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 3/14/2012 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., March 13, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – The founder of the House Tea Party Caucus is warning that the Obama administration’s pro-contraception stance and disregard for religious liberty could lead it to restrict the number of children American women are allowed have. Last Tuesday, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, R-MN, told GBTV’s “Real News From The Blaze” program she disagreed with HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ argument that paying for contraceptives saves money by reducing health care costs – and that her analysis sets a dangerous precedent. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, R-MN “Going with that logic, it isn’t far fetched to think the president...
  • What’s Wrong with the Conservative Movement?

    03/11/2012 5:35:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 11, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    I was recently having a drink and cigar in the office of a good friend who runs one of the conservative movement’s most powerful advocacy groups. I’m not going to name him because this problem is not unique to his group – nor, in fact, is it unique at all. My friend showed me his group’s latest video. It needed a little work, but overall it was excellent. The only problem is no one who matters is ever going to see it. It will be polished a bit, put on the Internet and sent to donors. And that’s about all...
  • Is fertility the next Down syndrome?

    03/13/2012 4:19:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 3/13/2012 | Denise J. Hunnell, MD
    March 13, 2012 (HLIAmerica.org) - There is little doubt the HHS mandate that requires all insurance polices to provide hormonal contraception, sterilization and abortion-causing drugs with no co-pay is an assault on religious liberty. Along with a diverse array of Catholic leaders and writers, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is more united in forcefully addressing this unjust regulation than they have been on any other issue in recent memory. Cardinal Dolan, president of the USCCB, has declared that the Catholic Church will not back down in the fight for religious liberty. Yet lost in this critical fight...
  • Sandra Fluke: Slurs won't silence women

    03/13/2012 9:42:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    CNN ^ | 03/13/2012 | By Sandra Fluke (Who claims to speak for women)
    Editor's note: Sandra Fluke is a third-year law student at Georgetown University Law Center and has served as president of Georgetown Law Students for Reproductive Justice. (CNN) -- Last month, students from several Catholic universities gathered to send a message to the nation that contraception is basic health care. I was among them, and I was proud to share the stories of my friends at Georgetown Law who have suffered dire medical consequences because our student insurance does not cover contraception for the purpose of preventing pregnancy. I joined these students in speaking at a media event because I believe...
  • The idiocy is spreading

    03/13/2012 9:32:39 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Neil Boortz ^ | 3/13/2012 | Neil Boortz
    This contraception thing … are you operating under the mistaken impression that what we’ve been talking about here is a right to use contraception? Not so. If you listened carefully to the words of the now-famous Sandra Fluke you will have heard that the issue wasn’t whether or not she or her horny classmates could use contraception – but rather who would pay for it. Fluke, you see, was demanding that the pills and condoms be paid for by someone else; and now she’s been joined by aaaaaaacitivists across the country. Somehow in this age of entitlement contraception has become...
  • Fluke the Welfare Queen

    03/13/2012 3:52:45 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies · 1+ views
    American Spectator ^ | March 12, 2012 | Jed Babbin
    Now that the media feeding frenzy has calmed at least for a bit, it's worth saying that we've missed the whole point on Mizz Sandra Fluke. Fluke is the Georgetown Law School student who testified against the religious right of her school to refuse to pay for contraception because to do so would violate its religious principles. It's titillating -- but irrelevant -- to speculate about Fluke's sexually promiscuity. To try to characterize her as Rush Limbaugh did could be accurate but isn't connected to the political issue at hand. Sandra Fluke is a welfare queen. Remember, back in...
  • Food and weapons: they’re my rights, too

    03/12/2012 8:51:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies · 1+ views
    post-gazette.com ^ | March 12, 2012 | Ruth Ann Dailey
    At the risk of offending, let me put the current constitutional conflict in terms that some of you who lean left might find easier to accept. Let's say you're a pacifist, and you belong to a pacifist religious organization. Maybe it's the Mennonite Central Committee, the Jewish Peace Fellowship, Pax Christi or any of numerous Quaker groups. Let's say your organization needs a new staffer and you hire me because I'm a perfect fit for the job and an all-around wonderful human being. Imagine that at some point during my tenure with your organization, a right-wing president and Congress so...