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  • New Stanek poll: How often does your pastor preach against abortion?

    05/27/2014 9:14:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    I have a new poll question up: How often does your pastor preach against abortion annually? Most pro-lifers I know complain their pastor doesn’t talk about the abortion issue enough. So how often is that? Vote on the lower right side of the home page. (Is your pastor resistant? Have him/her read what Franklin Graham thinks.) In the last poll, 90% thought Emily Letts’ “abortion video” damaged the pro-abortion brand… Emily Letts poll - abortion video hurt pro-choice movement As always, make comments to either the previous or current poll here, not on the poll site.
  • March for Life - and ProLife Movement - Now Led by Young Adults

    01/22/2014 2:52:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2014 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Equal protection under the law for pre-born human beings is headed our way - and from the work of a surprising demographic: adults under 30. A 28-year old dynamo working on college campuses across the nation, Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life, exemplifies why hers is the "pro-life generation". Kristan feels deeply the loss of nearly one-third of her age group. “The undeniable fact is that nearly a third of my generation was killed by abortion. We are missing brothers, sisters, cousins, friends, husbands and wives…. But [we’re] determined to set it right. We’ve seen the ultrasounds of our...
  • Perry: “No Life is Trivial in God’s Eyes”

    06/30/2013 8:52:51 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 1 replies
    Town Hall ^ | June 30, 2013 | Daniel Doherty
    Speaking at a conference on Thursday, Texas Governor Rick Perry offered some powerful words of wisdom about the moral imperative of protecting innocent human life. As you’ve probably heard, earlier this week State Senator Wendy Davis (D-TX) garnered national headlines when she staged a ten hour filibuster to raise awareness about “women’s health issues” and draw attention to a so-called "anti-choice" bill that would ban abortions in Texas after 20 weeks gestation. Never mind that 62 percent of women in the Lone Star State support such a measure -- or that 68 percent of Americans nationwide oppose second trimester abortions...
  • Unnamed Justin Bieber spokesperson tries to distance star from mom over abortion

    01/23/2013 3:20:56 PM PST · by NYer · 16 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 22, 2013 | BEN JOHNSON
    Justin Bieber with his mom, Pattie Mallette. HOLLYWOOD, January 22, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – An anonymous "longtime associate" of teen idol Justin Bieber has implied there is a split between the star and his mother over the issue of abortion. His mother, Pattie Mallette, recently signed on as executive producer of Crescendo, a film that promotes the pro-life message by presenting the life of Ludwig van Beethoven. She is also trying to raise $10 million to benefit crisis pregnancy centers, like the one that saved Justin's life. The unnamed source told the Chicago Sun-Times on Sunday that “Justin just is very...
  • Which Babies Should Get the Death Sentence?

    08/22/2012 3:36:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2012 | Terry Jeffrey
    Americans witnessed a remarkable drama this week when some of our most exalted politicians frantically scrambled to reassure voters that they, too, believed that the United States ought to permit the deliberate killing of at least some innocent human beings. They apparently did so to persuade the public they are caring, compassionate and -- above all -- reasonable people. The drama started when Rep. Todd Akin, the Republican nominee in the U.S. Senate race in Missouri, expressed his view that no innocent human being ought to be deliberately killed. However, that was not the only thing Akin expressed. "What about...
  • The Lessons Of Aurora

    07/26/2012 11:49:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2012 | Maggie Gallagher
    This is not a good week to be a journalist. Watching the massive 24/7 coverage of the massacre in Aurora, Colo., coverage that will only serve to inspire some future twisted male mind to seek infamy -- to die hated but not unnoticed -- one cannot help but be disgusted. As journalists, it's understood to be our duty to do things like call up a mother in San Diego to inform her that her son killed 12 people, all so we can then report endlessly on what her cryptic response means or did not mean. Airtime must be filled; an...
  • Catholic journalist dies after delaying cancer treatments for unborn baby

    07/13/2012 2:34:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 79 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 13, 2012 | JOHN JALSEVAC
    Barbara Castro Garcia July 13, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – One day early in 2010, newlyweds Ignacio Cabezas and Barbara Castro Garcia were sitting in a café eating breakfast. The couple both had smiles on their faces that, in the words of Ignacio, were “impossible to erase.” After 11 years of dating, the couple had gotten married several months before, and now they had just found out they were expecting their first child. “We were crazy about getting married and once married, we wanted very much to be parents,” Ignacio remembers. Little did they know that this pregnancy, which had already brought...
  • ‘I’m going to Heaven, you stay here with Dad’: Italian mom sacrifices life for unborn baby

    06/25/2012 4:06:32 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 60 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/25/12 | Kathleen Gilbert
    ROME, June 25, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - When Chiara Corbella learned she was pregnant with her third child, it was a great joy that ended in bittersweet tragedy for the young Italian mother, who died this month after postponing cancer treatment to save her cherished baby. n a story that echoes that of Roman Catholic saint Gianna Molla, Chiara and her husband Enrico Petrillo embarked on a remarkable journey of faith in 2010 when they learned that they were pregnant with Francisco - and that Chiara had an aggressive form of cancer, reports the Catholic News Agency. The news was especially...
  • Women and Children First

    06/25/2012 3:53:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2012 | Mike Adams
    For decades, Democrats have had success in portraying Republicans as being a party of older white males. They have often portrayed us as insensitive to the needs of our weakest citizens – most notably women and children. Recently, President Obama played the latter card as he announced a new policy on illegal immigration. He predicated his announcement of amnesty for the children of illegal aliens by saying we are a “better nation” than one that deports innocent children. For a moment, I thought he said we were a “better nation” than one that aborts innocent children. Unfortunately, I was...
  • Va. "Personhood" Push Grinds to a Halt in Senate... for the remainder of 2012

    02/23/2012 5:18:00 PM PST · by Steve Schulin · 7 replies
    The Slatest ^ | February 23, 2012 | Abby Ohlheiser
    ... state Senate voted to send the controversial proposal back to committee, a move that effectively kills the bill for the remainder of 2012. ... [T]he vote was 24-14 in favor of preventing the bill from coming up for an up-or-down vote... The measure, which would define the beginning of human life as at the moment of conception, was approved in the House earlier this month and a Senate committee, likewise, signed off on the effort earlier Thursday.
  • Africa Needs Population Growth, Not Birth Control

    05/27/2011 8:47:50 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 05/25/2011 | Chinwuba Iyizoba
    The United Nations recently published its two-yearly update of world population projections. These suggest that Nigeria could rise to 725 million people by 2100. Western media are shrilly calling for Nigeria to put a check on her population growth. No way, sorry. We Nigerians are rejoicing. Africans love children. First for financial security. In the past children helped in the farms and the more of them the better. Today, with little or no social security, children are needed to support their parents in old age. Their contributions constitute an informal pension scheme. And having more children means a better pension....
  • N.C. should help sterilization victims now

    04/21/2011 6:36:48 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 24 replies
    Winston-Salem Journal ^ | April 17, 2011 | John Railey
    Eight years ago, Nial Cox Ramirez stood up in a Raleigh conference room and bared her soul about the pain she endured after North Carolina forcibly sterilized her in 1965. "I tried so hard to bury this, but it just won't go away. It's like a cancer that eats you and eats you and eats you," she said on that March afternoon. On another afternoon 38 years before, in a building just a few miles away, five strangers had voted to have her sterilized. The Eugenics Board of North Carolina, a bureaucracy oblivious to the pain it caused its victims,...
  • Msgr. Philip Reilly Offers Encouragement to Chicago Pro-Lifers

    04/18/2011 8:34:15 AM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 4 replies
    ProLife Action Leage dot Org ^ | (April 12, 2011 at 1:38 pm) | John Jansen
    Msgr. Philip Reilly leads the faithful in praying the Rosary outside Chicago's Family Planning Associates abortion facility Indomitable pro-life veteran and world renowned sidewalk counselor Monsignor Philip Reilly visited the Chicago area this past weekend for a series of events to pray with and encourage Chicago pro-lifers in the spiritual battle against abortion. Restoring a Culture of Life On Friday, April 8, Msgr. Reilly gave a powerful talk entitled “The Roots of the Culture of Death and Restoring a Culture of Life” at St. Cletus Parish in west suburban LaGrange. Philip Moore — a nephew of Msgr. Reilly who coordinated...
  • ‘She was worth it’: UK mom delayed leukemia treatment to save life of unborn daughter

    02/17/2011 1:41:23 PM PST · by NYer · 19 replies
    Life Site News ^ | February 17, 2011 | KATHLEEN GILBERT
    Victoria Webster with her husband and two children, including daughter Jessica who is alive today because of Victoria's sacrificial heroism. BIRMINGHAM, UK, February 17, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - One British cancer patient has sent a powerful message about the value of life after she refused aggressive treatment for her leukemia in an effort to save the life of her unborn daughter – who was, in fact, born perfectly healthy last April. “My doctor told me I needed to make a choice and decide whether I should keep my baby. To me, there was no decision to make,” Victoria Webster, 33, told...
  • [vanity] Quick AAR on the Vigil Mass for Life

    01/23/2011 7:26:51 PM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    1/23/11
    Just a quick little AAR. Wow!Just got back from that Mass. I have gone to the Vigil Mass almost every year since 2000. This had to be the most crowded I have ever seen it. The seating capacity of the Shrine is 3,500 and the normal SRO capacity is 6,000. This event violated all possible fire codes, even DC's fire code. My guess is that there had to be 8,000 - 9,000 in the upper church and probably another 1,000 - 2,000 in the lower level (memorial hall + crypt church). I would not be surprised if my guesses turned...
  • Former President Bush's memoir will highlight influence of Pope John Paul II

    10/31/2010 2:57:17 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 13 replies · 2+ views
    CNA ^ | Washington D.C., Oct 30, 2010
    www.catholicnewsagency.com Former President Bush's memoir will highlight influence of Pope John Paul II Pope John Paul II and President George W. Bush Washington D.C., Oct 30, 2010 / 07:21 am (CNA).- An early preview of President George W. Bush's forthcoming memoir “Decision Points,” has revealed that the book will discuss the former president's relationship with Pope John Paul II—especially the Pope's influence on his decision to restrict embryonic stem cell research. The Pontiff and president met publicly in 2001, 2002 and 2004, for discussions that displayed both profound agreements and serious differences between the two men. On October 28,...
  • Pope's Visit to the UK: He Came, He Saw, He Conquered Hearts. Now the Work Begins

    09/21/2010 4:40:23 AM PDT · by tcg · 117 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 9/21/10 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    There is a near universal acclaim for the pastoral visit of the successor of Peter to the United Kingdom. The crowds, the depth of his messages in every venue, the obvious hunger of the faithful for the truth of the ancient faith, all added together to make this trip both memorable and historic. However, though Pope Benedict has physically departed and returned to Rome, the mission he elaborated in this historic four day visit has only just begun. It is the New Evangelization of the Church in the United Kingdom and then, through her, the unfolding of a new missionary...
  • Life over death -- Abortion | Five women give birth despite U.S. medical pressure to abort

    06/07/2010 7:50:00 PM PDT · by Coleus · 7 replies · 50+ views
    World Magazine ^ | June 19, 2010 | Cody Holt
    Kim Illions says it took her four months to grasp that Cole, her unborn son, had been diagnosed with hydrocephalus—water on the brain—at 20 weeks. "I cried every single day," said the mother from Iselin, N.J. "I didn't want to have a baby shower. I didn't want to decorate the room, because I thought that I was bringing home a baby—if I was even bringing home a baby—who was going to die." Every day, parents like Illions and her husband hear dire news couched in clinical terms like "incompatible with life," "no quality of life," and "termination of pregnancy." Many...
  • Gone But Not Forgotten

    04/05/2010 7:16:33 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 164+ views
    American Journalism Center ^ | April 5, 2010 | Melissa Barnhart
    Gone But Not Forgotten Melissa Barnhart, April 5, 2010 The Family Research Council commemorated the fifth anniversary of the death of Terri Schiavo by hosting a panel discussion, “Terri Schiavo and a Culture of Life: Looking Forward on the Anniversary of Terri’s Death,” in Washington, D.C. on Monday, March 29. Terri died from dehydration at age 41, on March 31, 2005, 13 days after Judge George W. Greer of the Sixth Judicial Court in Pinellas County, Fla., ordered that her feeding tube be removed. FRC’s four-person panel included David Gibbs III, lead attorney in Terri’s case and author of the...
  • Terri's Day': We Must Mourn, Pray and Act. Terri Schiavo, Martyr of the Culture of Death

    03/31/2010 7:00:13 AM PDT · by tcg · 17 replies · 287+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 3/31/10 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    ....Terri was not dying. She was not receiving any "extraordinary medical treatment." She was being fed and given water, as many disabled people are at this very moment, with assistance. She had trouble swallowing because she was disabled by damage to her brain. She would have lived for many, many years, bringing great joy to her family and changing the world. But she was killed by the complete abject failure of a system that has lost its soul. The Greek word for "witness" is "martyrion". In our use of the word over centuries of Christian history, we have emphasized those...
  • Sarah Palin and Ohio Right to Life – battleground state March 5th!

    03/04/2010 4:24:04 PM PST · by Kfobbs · 15 replies · 659+ views
    Ann Arbor Examiner ^ | March 4,2010 | Kevin Fobbs
    This is the time to speak the truth for life, frankly and boldly. If our nation is to endure, then those who value the gift of life must work to make certain that organizations like Ohio Right to Life (O-RTL) and Michigan Right to Life (M-RTL) are supported in their efforts to defend the life of the unborn. Members of these groups who pray, attend legislative hearings, circulate legislative updates and support candidates who will not bend to political will and pressure need your help now and should continue to support Sarah Palin and her culture of life principles. Coming...
  • Virginia State Delegate: 'I Don't Believe That Disabled Kids Are God's Punishments, Period'

    02/22/2010 12:50:25 PM PST · by trumandogz · 26 replies · 801+ views
    TPM ^ | 2.22.10 | Eric Kleefeld
    n an interview with TPM, state Del. Bob Marshall (R-VA) disputed the full accuracy and context of a local news article that quoted him as saying that an increase of disabled children was a punishment from nature for abortion. "I don't believe that disabled kids are God's punishments, period, end of discussion," said Marshall. "I have defended disabled kids. I was almost kicked out of the Republican caucus because I forced a vote on a bill, because autism parents did not get a vote in a subcommittee." Marshall insisted that his comments had been taken out of context. (Here's the...
  • What Tim Tebow's Super Bowl ad can teach the pro-choice movement

    01/31/2010 5:37:39 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 41 replies · 874+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Sunday, January 31, 2010 | Frances Kissling and Kate Michelman
    Next Sunday, when millions of people tune in to watch Super Bowl XLIV, they'll see a football star off the field, too. Tim Tebow, the University of Florida's Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, is set to appear with his mother in a 30-second advertisement to be aired during the game. The spot, which has not been released, is said to feature Tebow, by all reports a humble young man who takes his faith seriously, and his mother telling the story of her decision 23 years ago to ignore medical advice and continue a risky pregnancy. snip... Women's and choice groups responding to...
  • Poll: Youngest Americans More Pro-Life on Abortion Than Baby Boomers

    01/22/2010 10:29:28 AM PST · by julieee · 24 replies · 565+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | January 22, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Poll: Youngest Americans More Pro-Life on Abortion Than Baby Boomers Washington, DC -- As hundreds of thousands of pro-life Americans young and old participate in the March for Life in Washington today, a new poll finds most marchers will likely be from the millennial generation or Generation X. The most recent Marist survey finds them the most pro-life on abortion. http://www.LifeNews.com/nat5914.html
  • California's Proposition 71 Failure

    01/12/2010 5:53:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies · 1,728+ views
    Investors.com ^ | January 12, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Bioethics: Five years after a budget-busting $3 billion was allocated to embryonic stem cell research, there have been no cures, no therapies and little progress. So supporters are embracing research they once opposed. California's Proposition 71 was intended to create a $3 billion West Coast counterpart to the National Institutes of Health, empowered to go where the NIH could not — either because of federal policy or funding restraints on biomedical research centered on human embryonic stem cells. Supporters of the California Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative, passed in 2004, held out hopes of imminent medical miracles that were...
  • OUR [PRO-LIFE] MESSAGE IS TAKING HOLD

    01/02/2010 12:43:09 PM PST · by rhema · 7 replies · 547+ views
    National Right to Life News ^ | November/December 2009 | Wanda Franz, Ph.D.
    In March of 1993, a Gallup poll determined that about a third of respondents (32%) wanted abortion to be “legal under any circumstances.” In the same year, Mark Donald of the Dallas Observer (5/18/1995) wrote this: “On June 28, 1993, Charlotte [Taft, then director of the Routh Street Women’s Clinic in Dallas] publicly aired her evolving views about abortion. ‘We have learned a great deal from the movement that calls itself pro-life,’ Charlotte told the Dallas Morning News. ‘We (the pro-choice movement) were hiding from women some of the pieces of the truth about abortion that were threatening.... It is...
  • Life Chain Will Present Pro-Woman, Pro-Life Message to Millions in October

    09/07/2009 8:49:45 AM PDT · by julieee · 9 replies · 429+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | September 7, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC -- Millions of Americans will be reminded of the pro-woman, pro-life perspective when they take to the streets on Sunday, October 4. That's because thousands of pro-life advocates in cities and towns across the country will be there to share the message with them.
  • Choosing Thomas -- Inside a family's decision to let their son live, if only for a brief time

    09/04/2009 3:34:45 PM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies · 1,517+ views
    An exceptionally touching 9 minute video of a courageous, loving couple who show what it means to be pro-life, give life and reject the life-demeaning advise of professionals. You Tube Link
  • End-of-Life Provision Loses Favor

    08/12/2009 8:27:36 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 18 replies · 761+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 08-13-09 | JANET ADAMY
    The cost of caring for patients who are near death accounts for a big piece of the government's medical spending. But a furor over a provision for government-paid counseling to plan for end-of-life care is steering lawmakers away from the issue. Tucked inside a sweeping House bill to overhaul the health system is a provision that would require Medicare to pay physicians to counsel patients once every five years. During those sessions, doctors could discuss how patients can plan for such end-of-life decisions as setting up a living will, obtaining hospice care or establishing a proxy to make their health...
  • Mother chooses life of child over cancer treatment (tissue alert!)

    07/24/2009 1:44:40 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies · 736+ views
    cna ^ | July 24, 2009
    Ricardo and Mayra Sadoval with Fr. John Gregory Denver, Colo., Jul 24, 2009 / 03:19 pm (CNA).- Though Mayra Sandoval died of cancer on July 8, her son Samuel is alive and healthy thanks to her insistence on choosing life, against the advice of doctors who urged her to abort. Now, Mayra’s husband and friends remember her as a powerful witness to the immeasurable value of life. In an interview with the Denver Catholic Register, Mayra’s husband, Ricardo Flores, recalled the battle of faith and trust that the couple underwent in the months leading up to her death.Both Ricardo...
  • Killing Those Deemed Unworthy of Life

    07/21/2009 3:07:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies · 922+ views
    Zenit ^ | 7/19/2009 | Father John Flynn, LC
    ROME, JULY 19, 2009 (Zenit.org).- The idea that some people are genetically inferior, and need to be eliminated or prevented from reproducing, is a mentality that still persists, despite the battering it took after the atrocities committed by the Nazi regime. In a revealing interview published July 12 in the New York Times Magazine Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the Supreme Court of the United States was asked about abortion, among other topics. Referring to the Supreme Court decision that opened the doors to abortion, Roe v. Wade and subsequent decisions about abortion funding, Ginsburg commented: "Frankly I had thought...
  • Can a Democrat be a good Catholic?

    07/20/2009 8:14:26 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 29 replies · 836+ views
    Ocala ^ | July 11, 2009 | Bill Thompson
    Nearly 50 years ago Democratic presidential hopeful John F. Kennedy went before a group of Protestant ministers in Houston to reassure them, and the rest of America, that if elected president he, as a Roman Catholic, would not set policy on orders from the Vatican. "I am not the Catholic candidate for president," the Massachusetts senator said that night in September 1960. "I am the Democratic Party's candidate for president who happens also to be a Catholic. I do not speak for my church on public matters — and the church does not speak for me." Given the evolution of...
  • Did President Obama Mislead The Holy Father?

    07/17/2009 3:41:24 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 17 replies · 648+ views
    InsideCatholic.com ^ | July 17, 2009 | Deal Hudson
    In the late afternoon of July 1o, President Obama met privately with Pope Benedict XVI for just over 30 minutes. According to official Vatican spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi, S.J., "The president explicitly expressed his commitment to reducing the numbers of abortions and to listen to the church's concern on moral issues." On July 13 in a Senate committee hearing, Sen. Barbara Mikulski was forced to admit under persistent questioning by Sen. Orrin Hatch that the new health-care bill includes abortion coverage. Planned Parenthood's Guttmacher Institute estimates government funding of abortion increases abortion by 20 to 35 percent. There were 1,206,200...
  • Embryonic Stem Cells 'Obsolete'

    07/16/2009 6:47:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 580+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 16, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Bioethics: The former director of the National Institutes of Health, once an enthusiast for embryonic stem cells, now says their future has "dimmed." So why is the administration bailing out research into such therapies while troubled states like California have committed billions?Aside from creating or saving a few research jobs, the administration's decision to federally fund embryonic stem cell research is, as we've noted, a bailout of bad science. It throws money at an avenue of research that time and adult stem cell progress have passed by. Applauding the administration's move was Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., who echoed the claims...
  • Pro-Life Group Disputes Sotomayor's View That Roe v. Wade is "Settled Law"

    07/14/2009 4:18:55 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 2 replies · 395+ views
    CNSnews.com ^ | July 14, 2009 | Melanie Hunter-Omar
    Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that she considered Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court case that legalized abortion, to be “settled law”...Dr. Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life, said Roe is “anything but settled law.”“This question of Roe as settled law goes to a central point in the testimony we’ll be providing on Thursday morning: Roe is not settled law,” Yoest said in a statement
  • The Abortion Administration

    07/11/2009 6:50:32 AM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 8 replies · 486+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 11, 2009 | Marjorie Dannenfelser
    In his first week in office, President Obama issued an executive order overturning the Reagan-era Mexico City regulations, which had prohibited American foreign aid from going to organizations that finance overseas abortions. Just a few weeks later, the Gallup organization revealed that the executive order was the single most unpopular action taken by the president during his honeymoon period. At a time when American families had experienced an average 25 percent decline in their net worth, it would appear that increasing the net worth of foreign abortionists was not high on their to-do list.
  • Pope Presses Obama On Abortion Stem Cells

    07/11/2009 7:30:33 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 8 replies · 549+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | July 11, 2009
    VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict XVI stressed the church's opposition to abortion and stem cell research in his first meeting with President Barack Obama on Friday, pressing the Vatican's case with the U.S. leader who is already under fire on those issues from some conservative Catholics and bishops back home...Afterward, the Vatican said the leaders discussed immigration, the Middle East peace process and aid to developing nations. But the Vatican's statement also underscored the pair's deep disagreement on abortion. "In the course of their cordial exchanges, the conversation turned first of all to questions which are in the interest of...
  • 9th Circuit: Pharmacists Must Dispense Mornin-After Pill

    07/11/2009 7:35:55 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 35 replies · 1,391+ views
    HotAir.com ^ | July 11, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    The most overturned appellate court has teed up another case for the Supreme Court to consider — and likely soon. The 9th Circuit overturned an injunction in a district court case, allowing the state of Washington to force a pharmacy to stock and dispense morning-after pills, which causes the abortion of an embryo in the early days of a pregnancy. The pharmacy owners had objected, claiming that the law violated their religious practice:
  • Electing God

    07/07/2009 1:15:06 AM PDT · by Avoiding_Sulla · 42 replies · 1,525+ views
    Pajamas Media: Belmont Club ^ | July 6th, 2009 | Richard Fernandez
    Ezekiel Emmanuel MD, Rahm Emmanuel’s brother, who is Barack Obama’s “Special Advisor for Health Policy”, is described by the [1] Huffington Post article as engaged in a very important mission: redesigning the US health care system. Emanuel and the White House are attempting to reorganize the delivery and reimbursement systems of health care, changing what the types of procedures doctors rely on, making people more aware of disease prevention, encouraging insurance companies to expand coverage, and so on. It is a process rife with sensitivities, trickeries and, of course, the potential for failure. It is not, he insists, impossible.“It...
  • The New Jacobin Elite

    06/24/2009 11:20:11 PM PDT · by Avoiding_Sulla · 56 replies · 2,050+ views
    The New American ^ | Wednesday, 24 June 2009 | William F. Jasper
    The New Jacobin Elite | Print | Written by William F. Jasper    Wednesday, 24 June 2009 06:00 The Socialist Party of Great Britain is celebrating the reissuing of Peter Taaffe’s book, The Masses Arise: The Great French Revolution 1789 -1815. “Its republication by Socialist Publications, in time for the 220th anniversary of this great event in July 2009, is extremely timely,” says the party’s website. A different page on the party’s site promoting the same book instructs readers: “An understanding of the French Revolution remains crucial for all revolutionaries. Marx, Engels, Lenin and Trotsky studied it intensely to gain an...
  • White House (Obama's) War On Science

    06/24/2009 5:16:34 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 10 replies · 1,461+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 24, 2009 | INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY
    Science: The president's Council on Bioethics is summarily dismissed when it disagrees on the need for more federally funded embryonic stem cell research. The scientific method doesn't include firing those who disagree with you.Inspectors general are apparently not the only ones to pay for annoying the White House by doing their job. The 18-member council existed to provide the president with advice on the moral and ethical implications of the rapid advances in science and medical research. It exists no more. The council existed to ponder whether we should do something just because we can. Apparently President Obama wanted not...
  • Sarah Palin's Statement on Tiller Murder

    06/01/2009 8:37:48 AM PDT · by rintense · 175 replies · 4,743+ views
    Facebook ^ | 6/01/09 | Sarah Palin
    "I feel sorrow for the Tiller family. I respect the sanctity of life and the tragedy that took place today in Kansas clearly violates respect for life. This murder also damages the positive message of life, for the unborn, and for those living. Ask yourself, 'What will those who have not yet decided personally where they stand on this issue take away from today's event in Kansas?' Regardless of my strong objection to Dr. Tiller's abortion practices, violence is never an answer in advancing the pro-life message." Governor Sarah Palin
  • Fr. Pavone on Tiller Killing

    05/31/2009 12:18:44 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 122 replies · 3,690+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | 5/31/09 | Father Frank Pavone
    Contact: Margaret, Priests for Life, 908-432-7387   STATEN ISLAND, New York, May 31 /Christian Newswire/ -- Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement upon hearing this morning of the killing of abortionist George Tiller:   "I am saddened to hear of the killing of George Tiller this morning. At this point, we do not know the motives of this act, or who is behind it, whether an angry post-abortive man or woman, or a misguided activist, or an enemy within the abortion industry, or a political enemy frustrated with the way Tiller has escaped...
  • America's Unsettled Conscience On Abortion

    05/21/2009 8:32:42 AM PDT · by This Just In · 18 replies · 483+ views
    http://www.albertmohler.com ^ | May 20, 2009 | Dr. Albert Mohler
    America's Unsettled Conscience on Abortion Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 1:56 pm ET Here is an amazing fact -- over 35 years after the legalization of abortion this nation is still deeply divided over the issue. America has an unsettled conscience on abortion, and this most contentious of moral issues may be further from resolution than at any moment since the Roe v. Wade decision was handed down in 1973. A new Gallup poll tells the story. The headline of the report from Gallup should encourage pro-life Americans: "More Americans 'Pro-Life' Than 'Pro-Choice' for First Time." Indeed, 51% of...
  • Pro-Life Ad on Adoption, Abortion to Air on American Idol Finale

    05/12/2009 10:25:13 AM PDT · by julieee · 10 replies · 1,016+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | May 12, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Pro-Life Ad on Adoption, Abortion to Air on American Idol Finale Washington, DC -- The same pro-life organization that produced a well-received advertisement on President Barack Obama and abortion has another commercial it will air on the series finale of the popular television program American Idol. CatholicVote.org, sponsored by the pro-life Catholic group Fidelis, is behind the ad, which is part of its “Imagine the Potential” series of television commercials. The latest ad focuses on the lives of political and business leaders, sports figures, and others who all could have become victims of abortion, but, instead, were welcomed into loving...
  • Mother-to-be sacrifices her chance of surviving cancer for her baby

    05/11/2009 2:12:29 PM PDT · by Deo volente · 16 replies · 1,163+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 11, 2009 | Linda Reid Chassiakos
    She leaned on her husband, using his strength to hide her unsteadiness. Her steps were tentative, measured, cautious, with her gait more typical of a woman decades older than her late 20s. She could still walk, shake hands and almost smile, at least with one side of her mouth; she couldn't let the tumor take those gifts away -- not yet. She had to stay healthy another few weeks, until her baby was born.
  • Sarah Palin: I Had to 'Walk the Walk' (talking about Trig's Down Syndrome Diagnosis)

    04/17/2009 8:09:31 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 29 replies · 1,317+ views
    ABC News ^ | April 17, 2009 | Kate Snow
    In front of an audience of nearly 3,000 anti-abortion rights advocates in Evansville, Ind., Palin described in detail how she struggled with her fifth pregnancy last year and choked up when she spoke about Trig's birth. "It was a time when I had to ask myself was I gonna walk the walk or I was gonna talk the talk," Palin said. She said she learned she was pregnant with Trig while she was out of the state at an oil and gas conference. "There, just for a fleeting moment, I thought, I knew, nobody knows me here. Nobody would ever...
  • Palin to visit Centre overflow

    04/10/2009 2:28:58 AM PDT · by euram · 8 replies · 754+ views
    Courierpress ^ | 04-09-09 | Thomas B. Langhorne
    Big donors, VIPs and those who could afford to shell out for corporate sponsorships won't be the only ones who will see Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in the flesh at Thursday's Vanderburgh County Right to Life spring banquet. The folks in the cheap seats will be able to see Palin in person, too.
  • Governor Lauds the State House for HB 35 Requiring Parental Notice and Consent

    04/02/2009 6:48:49 PM PDT · by redk · 10 replies · 548+ views
    http://www.gov.state.ak.us/news.php?id=1736 ^ | April 2, 2009 | Governor Sarah Palin
    Governor Sarah Palin today thanked state representatives for their efforts in passing House Bill 35, a bill that would require parental notice and consent before girls under the age of 17 could have an abortion. “Today, 22 members of the House of Representatives took a significant step toward protecting Alaska’s children and strengthening Alaska’s families,” Governor Palin said. “The most important thing at stake is the right of Alaska’s children to receive the support and input of their parents as they face a life-changing decision. I strongly urge Senate leaders to give this bill a committee hearing, as they did...
  • British medics let baby die after court ruling (against parents' will)

    03/21/2009 1:42:43 PM PDT · by SolidWood · 38 replies · 1,203+ views
    AFP via Google News ^ | March 21, 2009 | AFP
    LONDON (AFP) — A seriously ill British baby boy died on Saturday, the day after his parents lost a legal battle to force doctors to keep him alive. The parents wanted medics to keep treating their son -- who had a rare metabolic disorder, was brain damaged and had suffered respiratory failure -- but doctors said he had no prospect of recovery and was in intolerable pain. A hearing at the Court of Appeal on Friday to resolve the dispute backed the doctors although judges voiced the "deepest sympathy" for the mother and father of the nine-month-old boy. The parents,...