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  • Attorney general: Planned Parenthod abortionist sexually harassed staff, screamed, cursed

    06/01/2013 7:01:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    life site news ^ | John Jalsevac
    The Delaware Attorney General’s Office has filed a complaint against a former Planned Parenthood abortionist, accusing him of a laundry list of dangerous medical practices and labeling him “a clear and immediate danger to the public." Timothy Liveright worked at the Wilmington clinic until April of this year, which is when two former nurses from the clinic went to the media, telling a story of a dangerous, “meat-market” style of performing abortions in which women were treated as cattle and profit was king. During a senate hearing yesterday, one of the nurses described the clinic as an “absolute nightmare” and...
  • Abortion rights crusader Henry Morgentaler, revered and hated, dead at 90

    05/29/2013 8:37:56 PM PDT · by mkleesma · 13 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 05/29/2013 | SANDRA MARTIN
    Henry Morgentaler, the family doctor who led the abortion movement in Canada, died of a heart attack at his Toronto home early Wednesday. He was 90. Dr. Morgentaler, who was the focus of both reverence and hatred, was one of the key players in the 1988 Supreme Court of Canada ruling that declared the law prohibiting abortion unconstitutional. He is survived by his wife, Arlene, four children, several grandchildren and his extended family. Funeral arrangements are private. Dr. Morgentaler had a complex relationship with women all his life. As a child, he felt his mother didn’t love him as much...
  • Virginia Abortion Clinic Owner: 'I Can Stick Needles in Babies' Lungs. I Can Put Tubes Up P...'

    04/28/2013 3:14:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 4/28/2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    In an editorial lamenting a new Virginia state regulation requiring abortion clinics to comply with higher licensing standards, the Washington Post quoted one abortion-clinic owner who noted that he can do such things as "stick needles in babies' lungs" and "put tubes up penises," but now he is going to have to deal with the "nonsensical" demands of Virginia's regulation. "Some of the clinics, including those operated by Planned Parenthood, which has a national fundraising network, will survive," said the Post. "Many others, which are run as small businesses, probably will not."The Post pointed to a quote from Dr. David...
  • Round Two for Gun Control May Take a ‘Next Newtown’ (say dems)

    04/26/2013 1:02:05 PM PDT · by pabianice · 71 replies
    National Journal ^ | 4/26/13 | Goldmacher
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., was glum after background checks went down April 17. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) A week after gun legislation suffered a stinging defeat in the Senate, an uncomfortable realization has settled over the Capitol that it will likely take another mass shooting or similar tragedy to reignite momentum for gun control. President Obama called last week’s vote “round one.” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., pledged that it was “just the beginning.” But gun-control advocates, both inside and outside of Congress, have identified no immediate path forward to alter a political landscape that left them five...
  • What Would Hippocrates Do?

    10/18/2012 12:26:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2012 | Jeff Jacoby
    IF HIPPOCRATES, the "Father of Western Medicine" were alive today, would he favor Question 2, the Massachusetts ballot initiative to authorize doctor-prescribed suicide?Presumably not: The celebrated code of medical ethics that bears his name, which physicians for centuries took an oath to uphold, flatly forbids assisted suicide. "I will not give a lethal drug to anyone if I am asked," the Hippocratic Oath avows, "nor will I advise such a plan."Some things never change, and one of them is the beguiling idea that doctors should be able to help patients kill themselves when incurable disease makes their lives unbearable. The...
  • Ambulance Hauls Away Woman After Abortion Procedure at Charlotte Abortion Clinic

    10/05/2012 1:01:07 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 3 replies
    Christian News Wire ^ | October 4, 2012 | Gretchen Filz
    CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 4, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- On Monday, October 1, an ambulance was seen leaving A Preferred Woman's Health Center abortion clinic on Latrobe Drive in Charlotte with a patient inside. Pro-life volunteers praying at the clinic as part of the nationwide 40 Days for Life campaign reported that the ambulance arrived at the clinic at approximately 3:05 pm, and left at approximately 3:15 pm. There were no sirens. "We are alarmed that the ambulance sirens were silent despite such a serious medical emergency," said Gretchen Filz from the Charlotte Coalition for Life. "This was apparently a botched...
  • Assisted dying: who's to decide when a life is not worth living?

    09/16/2012 9:52:35 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | 9/11/12 | Andrew Brown
    An extraordinary poll published by the British Humanist Association (BHA) highlights the public ambivalence about assisted suicide and euthanasia. In conjunction with other recent surveys, it shows that more people are in favour of the law allowing the killing of relatively healthy patients like Tony Nicklinson than of those who are terminally ill. The "respectable" wing of the assisted dying movement, Dignity in Dying, wants a very limited right to medically assisted suicide: only people who are terminally ill and in full possession of their faculties would qualify. Even this limited position is hugely controversial. But the BHA believes that...
  • I wish my mother had aborted me

    08/15/2012 10:35:00 AM PDT · by mojito · 124 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/15/2012 | Lynn Beisner
    If there is one thing that anti-choice activists do that makes me see red, it is when they parade out their poster children: men, women and children who were "targeted for abortion". They tell us "these people would not be alive today if abortion had been legal or if their mothers had made a different choice". [....] The narrative that anti-choice crusaders are telling is powerful, moving, and best of all it has a happy ending. It makes the woman who carries to term a hero, and for narrative purposes it hides her maternal failing. We cannot argue against heroic,...
  • Tenn. Democrat Party urges voters to vote against their own nominee -- works for pro-life group

    08/07/2012 8:58:53 AM PDT · by topher · 34 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | August 7, 2012 | Ben Johnson
    Tenn. Democrat Party urges voters to vote against their own nominee - works for pro-life group NASHVILLE, August 7, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Democratic Party of Tennessee is taking the unusual step of urging citizens to vote against its own nominee for U.S. Senate, because he works for a pro-life organization it deems a “hate group.” Mark Clayton won the party’s primary by a two-to-one margin over his next closest competitor, Gary Gene Davis. Former NBC Empty Nest star Park Overall came in third. Clayton has long been active with Public Advocate, a national pro-life, pro-family organization. “Mark Clayton is...
  • Planned Parenthood seeking donations on Central Texas streets

    07/24/2012 3:56:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The Austin-American Statesman ^ | July 23, 2012 | Benjamin Wermund
    ROUND ROCK — Workers from Planned Parenthood have taken to Central Texas streets to drum up support in the wake of what officials from the organization say has been a tough year. Staffers seeking donations for the group, which has been tussling with state leaders over participation in a Medicaid program, have descended upon cities across the region, from downtown Austin to conservative-leaning Williamson County — where support would theoretically be harder to find — including downtown Round Rock. [snip] So far the group's presence has avoided controversy at least in Round Rock, where two staffers work corners on Main...
  • Melinda Gates Admits: “Stop People’s Lives From Existing”

    07/03/2012 3:50:01 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 55 replies
    CFAM/Life News ^ | 7/3/12 | Timothy Herrmann
    New York, NY (CFAM/LifeNews) — Love him or hate him, Stephen Colbert doesn’t waste time getting to the point. In last Thursday’s interview with Melinda Gates on the Colbert Report, he asked Melinda about her newest initiative and cut straight to the chase: the new population control movement exists to save lives by erasing lives. Colbert: “But now you’ve got a new charitable hobby horse you’re on, and it’s not necessarily saving people’s lives, so much as it’s stopping people’s lives from existing. You want to provide family planning to 120 million men and women around the world.”Melinda Gates: “Right.”...
  • Democrat candidate calls for post-abortive women to stand for applause at conference

    06/14/2012 9:27:05 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 33 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 14th, 2012 | Christine Dhanagom
    PROVIDENCE, June 14, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A Democratic congressional candidate called for attendees at a progressivist conference to exercise “cultural power” by proudly touting past abortions, and urged post-abortive audience members to stand and be recognized. Darcy Burner, who is running for a seat in the House of Representatives for Washington State’s first district, was the opening speaker for an afternoon plenary session of Netroots Nation, a convention for liberal activists held this past week in Providence, Rhode Island. The session was titled, “The War on Women,” and the theme of Burner’s talk was “Going on the Offense.” “If you...
  • Bad death akin to botched abortion...calls doctors to end opposition to assisted dying

    06/14/2012 1:34:44 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/14/12 | Rebecca Smith
    A change in the law to allow doctors to help mentally competent adults to end their lives is 'almost inevitable', Dr Fiona Godlee said, and the medical profession should not oppose it. A survey of GPs found almost two thirds were in favour of the British Medical Association and the Royal Colleges adopting a neutral stance to the issue. Assisted dying is due to be debated at the BMA conference at the end of the month. Dr Godlee said the debate on assisted dying is similar to that of abortion reform in the 1960s when the main medical professional bodies...
  • NBC's Snyderman: It's 'Pro-Science' to Abort Children With Genetic Defects

    On Friday's NBC Today, chief MEDICAL editor Nancy Snyderman explained to viewers that it's just good science to abort an unborn child that may have a genetic disorder, explaining that testing for such conditions, "gives parents a chance to decide whether they're going to continue that pregnancy or not. This is the science of today." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Snyderman then predicted: "I think the future will be such that you'll find out that your child may have a genetic hit. You can fix that genetic problem, and improve your chance, a child's...
  • Darwinism the root of the culture of death: expert

    02/17/2012 4:17:50 PM PST · by wagglebee · 668 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/17/12 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, February 17, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - What do Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger, “father of the sexual revolution” Alfred Kinsey, Lenin, and Hitler have in common? All these pioneers of what some call the culture of death rooted their beliefs and actions in Darwinism - a little-known fact that one conservative leader says shouldn’t be ignored. Hugh Owen of the Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation told an audience on Capitol Hill before the March for Life last month that the philosophical consequences of Darwinism has “totally destroyed many parts of our society.” Owen pointed to Dr. Josef Mengele,...
  • Sentenced to death for being old: The NHS denies life-saving treatment to the elderly, as one man's

    04/09/2012 8:17:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/9/12 | ohn Naish
    When Kenneth Warden was diagnosed with terminal bladder cancer, his hospital consultant sent him home to die, ruling that at 78 he was too old to treat. Even the palliative surgery or chemotherapy that could have eased his distressing symptoms were declared off-limits because of his age. His distraught daughter Michele Halligan accepted the sad prognosis but was determined her father would spend his last months in comfort. So she paid for him to seen privately by a second doctor to discover what could be done to ease his symptoms. Thanks to her tenacity, Kenneth got the drugs and surgery...
  • What sort of misanthrope campaigns for the 'right to die'?

    03/28/2012 4:24:31 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 3/27/12 | Brendan O'Neill
    It says a lot about the opinion-forming classes that pretty much the only right they get excited about these days is the "right to die". They treat the right to free speech as a negotiable commodity which may be snatched away from un-PC people. They have given the nod to the watering down of other essential rights, such as the right to trial by jury and the right to silence. But the "right to die"? They cleave to that like crazy. It is the one right which, if you will forgive the pun, they would die for. Today, MPs are...
  • Planned Parenthood exec. arrested for indecent exposure apologizes, takes leave of absence

    03/14/2012 6:46:33 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 14, 2012 | Caroline May
    The Lubbock Planned Parenthood CEO arrested Monday for indecent exposure at a local park has apologized for his actions and announced his leave of absence. “I deeply regret creating a situation in my personal life that potentially creates a distraction from these goals, and I apologize to the people in the Lubbock community for the incident,” Tony Thornton said in a Wednesday statement. “I will work with my attorney through the appropriate court process to correct any misinformation and take responsibility for errors,” he added.
  • The macabre concept of a 'euthanasia roller coaster' that thrills you... then kills you

    03/10/2012 8:33:57 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 56 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | February 28 2012 | By JULIAN GAVAGHAN
    An engineer has come up with macabre rollercoaster concept where passengers are thrilled and then ‘killed’. The chilling Euthanasia Coaster is a theoretical machine engineered to ‘humanely, with elegance and euphoria, take the life of a human being’. It is designed to subject the rider to a series of unique experiences from euphoria to thrill and from tunnel vision to loss of consciousness. When travelling at 100m/s, the passenger would then pass away following a lack of oxygen reaching the brain. The surreal structure is the brainchild of Lithuanian engineer Julijonas Urbonas.
  • Barack Obama’s Sole Article in Harvard Law Review Promotes Abortion

    03/07/2012 12:49:16 PM PST · by buffyt · 73 replies · 1+ views
    Life News ^ | 8/22/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) – How strongly does Barack Obama believe in unlimited abortions? Strongly enough that the only article he wrote for the Harvard Law Review while he was a law school student talked about how fervently believed in legalized abortion. Obama’s name wasn’t attached to any other legal scholarship during the time. In an article unearthed by the Politico web site, Obama, as the president of the Harvard Law Review, wrote an unsigned article touting abortion. The web site says the article comes in at six pages and is contained in the third volume of the 1990 Harvard Law...
  • What is the real purpose of birth control? Why is all of this so important to progressives?

    02/11/2012 7:06:28 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 58 replies
    With all that's going on with the Catholic Church and the President right now, this has become a huge hot button topic. But why is this so important to progressives? Rush keeps saying that "abortion is the sacrament of liberalism." What makes this so? Let's ask Margaret Sanger. In her book "Woman and the new race", Sanger explains the purpose of birth control:(Page 229) Birth control itself, often denounced as a violation of natural law, is nothing more or less than the facilitation of the process of weeding out the unfit, of preventing the birth of defectives or of those...
  • 'To Stop the Multiplication of the Unfit'

    02/10/2012 4:20:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    If you aren't creeped out by the No Birth Control Left Behind rhetoric of the White House and Planned Parenthood, you aren't listening closely enough. The anesthetic of progressive benevolence always dulls the senses. Wake up. When a bunch of wealthy white women and elite Washington bureaucrats defend the trampling of religious liberties in the name of "increased access" to "reproductive services" for "poor" women, the ghost of Margaret Sanger is cackling. As she wrote in her autobiography, Sanger founded Planned Parenthood in 1916 "to stop the multiplication of the unfit." This, she boasted, would be "the most important and...
  • Contraceptive “compromise” worse than original mandate: Eliminates any exceptions

    02/10/2012 10:36:19 AM PST · by Qbert · 30 replies
    Jill Stanek.com ^ | 2/10/2012 | Jill Stanek
    UPDATE, 12:14p: More evidence the “compromise” stinks: Planned Parenthood likes it. UPDATE, 12:02p: From a House source: This “new policy” is a distinction without a difference.  The services the religious organization opposes won’t be listed in the contract, but the insurance companies will give it the employees anyway.  Insurance companies will justify providing the coverage that the religious charity opposes by swearing that birth control coverage doesn’t actually cost anything because it’s cheaper than pregnancy services, so it’s just a free perk. The administration will argue that people of faith should be fine with this arrangement, because they can tell...
  • Simply abandon the ‘norm against killing’ to solve organ transplant problem: leading US bioethicists

    02/08/2012 1:15:20 PM PST · by NYer · 42 replies
    Life Site News ^ | February 8, 2012 | Hilary White
    February 8, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The conundrum faced by the organ transplant industry, that the removal of vital organs kills the “donor,” can be “easily obviated by abandoning the norm against killing,” two leading U.S. bioethicists have said. In an article titled, “What Makes Killing Wrong?” appearing in last month’s Journal of Medical Ethics, the authors have moved the argument forward by admitting that the practice of vital organ donation ignores “traditional” medical ethics. “Traditional medical ethics embraces the norm that doctors … must not kill their patients. This norm is often seen as absolute and universal. In contrast, we...
  • Top Susan G. Komen Foundation official resigns over decision to cut Planned Parenthood funding

    02/03/2012 7:17:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/03/2012 | Tine Korbe
    The drama continues to deepen.When the board of directors of the Susan G. Komen Foundation decided to halt funding to notorious abortion provider Planned Parenthood, abortion activists launched an informal investigation. Something sinister was happening here; some pro-life plague had to have infiltrated Komen. They pinned their attention on Komen’s relatively new VP, Karen Handel, an admittedly pro-life former Republican candidate for the governor of Georgia. They pointed out that the announcement of Republican Rep. Cliff Stearns’ investigation into Planned Parenthood preceded Komen’s revision of its grant eligibility criteria, which now excludes any organization under investigation by local, state or...
  • Planned Parenthood opens center in city (Huge Hollah for HELP!! from Mrs. Don-o)

    01/21/2012 7:47:49 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 31 replies
    Johnson City Press ^ | January 5, 2012 4:08 PM | Sue Guinn Legg
    Planned Parenthood of Middle and East Tennessee has opened a new satellite health center in Johnson City. Located at 409 E. Unaka Ave., the Planned Parenthood office is open to patients... ...That's all you need to know. Go straight to the first comment!
  • Ex Abortion Clinic Employees: Women Are Pushed Into Abortions

    “Planned Parenthood’s mission is to pressure as many women into having an abortion as it can,” a former abortion facility worker has revealed. From Catherine Anthony Adair’s op-ed piece in The Washington Examiner: In 1997, I began working at a Boston Planned Parenthood clinic as a young, idealistic college student who strongly believed in what I had been told about the organization, that I would be helping other young women access safe and affordable health care. My time there was not spent providing prenatal care to pregnant women, providing counseling or basic health care services or educating women about reproductive...
  • Planned Parenthood official: medical science is ‘irrelevant’ to question of when fetus is human

    01/12/2012 3:12:53 PM PST · by rhema · 22 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 11, 2012 | John Jalsevac
    In a recent article that has to be read to be believed, Shannon Dea, co-president of Planned Parenthood Waterloo Region, responds to a call by a Canadian member of parliament to have a debate on the humanity of the unborn child, saying: “Medical science is irrelevant to the question of when a fetus becomes a human being — that matter is a legal and philosophical one, not a medical one.” Dea might as well have said that medical science is irrelevant to the question of whether or not a pig is a pig, or an elephant is an elephant, or...
  • Planned Parenthood takes credit for helping ‘shape’ Obamacare

    01/09/2012 2:09:05 PM PST · by NYer · 9 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 9, 2012 | CHRISTINE DHANAGOM
    January 9, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In a recently released report, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) claimed credit for helping to “shape” the Affordable Care Act signed by President Obama this past March. “In the latter half of 2009 – in what will surely be remembered as a pivotal achievement – Planned Parenthood worked with its supporters across the nation to help shape and pass the Affordable Care Act,” wrote PPFA President Cecile Richards and PPFA Chair Valerie McCarthy, in a letter published as part of the organization’s 2009-2010 annual report. The women credit their organization’s “tireless efforts” with...
  • Is the slippery slope at work in Belgium? (Euthanasia)

    12/11/2011 2:38:05 PM PST · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    BioEdge ^ | 12/10/11 | Michael Cook
    The “slippery slope” is often derided as a logical fallacy. But when one of the leading advocacy groups for euthanasia in Belgium posts an article entitled “Euthanasie: tijd voor de volgende stap, Euthanasia, time for the next step”, it’s hard not to think that it may not be so illogical after all. The Humanistisch-Vrijzinnige Vereniging (Humanist-Liberal Association) complains that eligibility for euthanasia is far too restrictive. At the moment, only people with unbearable suffering can be euthanased. This leaves out people in irreversible comas, people with dementia, people with irreversible brain diseases and people who are under 18. This is...
  • Hospital Aborts Wrong Twin in Horrible Mistake

    12/09/2011 10:19:25 AM PST · by Flightdeck · 56 replies
    cafemom ^ | 11/28/2011 | Nicole Fabian-Weber
    A woman in Australia who was pregnant with twins decided to have one of her babies aborted after doctors discovered that he had a life-threatening congenital heart defect. The seriously disturbing part? The doctors aborted the wrong fetus, terminating a perfectly healthy child. After doctors realized the "blunder," the woman, who was 32 weeks pregnant, had to undergo an emergency cesarean to deliver the sick fetus, where it was later terminated. The Royal Women's Hospital confirmed the incident and referred to it as a "terrible tragedy." Um, yeah ... one could say that. I honestly really don't even know what...
  • How Doctors Die

    12/07/2011 1:11:20 AM PST · by JerseyanExile · 173 replies
    Zocalo ^ | 11/30/2011 | Ken Murray
    Years ago, Charlie, a highly respected orthopedist and a mentor of mine, found a lump in his stomach. He had a surgeon explore the area, and the diagnosis was pancreatic cancer. This surgeon was one of the best in the country. He had even invented a new procedure for this exact cancer that could triple a patient’s five-year-survival odds—from 5 percent to 15 percent—albeit with a poor quality of life. Charlie was uninterested. He went home the next day, closed his practice, and never set foot in a hospital again. He focused on spending time with family and feeling as...
  • ‘Dr Death’ Comes to Britain With a Message of Despair

    11/25/2011 3:12:12 PM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 11/25/11 | Francis Phillips
    No amount of reassuring chat can disguise his advice that we should keep deadly drugs in our sock drawerDr Philip Nitschke, aka “Dr Death”, has been in town. According to a report in the Independent on Tuesday the Australian euthanasia campaigner has been telling audiences in London, York and Scotland that “his aim [is] to save lives”. His argument runs that “once people have a means of killing themselves, many who might attempt a botched suicide would instead prolong their lives, knowing they had a way out without having to call on a loved one to help, exposing them to...
  • Daily Kos writer: We could use ‘global superplague’ to stop overpopulation

    08/23/2011 4:09:13 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 95 replies · 1+ views
    Life News ^ | 8/22/11 | Jeremy Kryn
    August 21, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A prominent left-wing American political blog has come under fire after publishing one writer’s quip that the world needs “a global superplague” because “there are too many goddam people already.” Daily Kos contributor Jon Stafford’s August 10 post, in which Stafford described himself as “Not Pro-Choice, Pro-Abortion,” drew immediate attention in the blogosphere. While Stafford said that his remarks are partly “facetious,” he went on to say, “nevertheless there is a seed of truth in it, because I believe that the world is wildly overpopulated and that we must take steps as a society to...
  • Wesley J. Smith: At the Bottom of the Slippery Slope - Where euthanasia meets organ harvesting

    06/26/2011 11:31:17 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 7/4/11 | Wesley J. Smith
    In 1992, my friend Frances committed suicide on her 76th birthday. Frances was not terminally ill. She had been diagnosed with treatable leukemia and needed a hip replacement. Mostly, though, she was depressed by family issues and profoundly disappointed at where her life had taken her.Something seemed very off to me about Frances’s suicide. So I asked the executor of her estate to send me the “suicide file” kept by the quintessentially organized Frances and was horrified to learn from it that she had been an avid reader of the (now defunct) Hemlock Quarterly, published by the aptly named Hemlock...
  • Maybe now, nation can discuss reasonableness of assisted suicide (Barf alert)

    06/19/2011 2:21:18 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 22 replies
    Kentucky.com ^ | 6/19/11 | John M. Shotwell
    When Dr. Jack Kevorkian, a leading proponent of right-to-die legislation, died June 3, he may have achieved something he was unable to accomplish in his last years: perhaps return the issue of physician-assisted suicide (PAS) to a serious level of legitimate public discourse. Public opinion polls conducted during the middle of the last decade by CBS/New York Times and the Pew Research Foundation show that Americans are pretty much split down the middle on whether PAS should be an option for dying patients and their families. Yet in more recent years, the debate, while unsettled, seems to have subsided even...
  • Obama Regulatory Czar Backs Off Call for Gov't to Attach Lower Value to Older People

    06/03/2011 4:23:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6/3/11 | Fred Lucas
    (CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama’s regulatory czar retreated from a 2003 academic report he wrote advocating that government assign a higher monetary value to the lives of young people than to senior citizens during testimony to Congress on Friday. Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Cass Sunstein testified in front of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations about the Obama administration’s plans for reviewing and reducing federal regulations. “I’m a lot older now than the author with my name was, and I’m not sure what I think about what that young man wrote,”...
  • How ObamaCare Will Kill Americans

    05/31/2011 5:05:17 AM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 5-31-11 | Tait Trussell
    major segment of ObamaCare will force cuts in drug and medical device research that “will kill more people than it will help,” according to an astonishing study quoted in Reason Magazine May 24. The government medical program was sold as better health at lower cost. But estimated economic cost will total $1.7 trillion, resulting in 32 million lost years of life. The administration’s program is called federal Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER). The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 provided $1.1 billion for research and development in CER. This was to create an inventory of CER therapies to give...
  • US indicts man for death threats against pro-life leaders

    05/10/2011 1:44:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    CNA ^ | 5/10/11 | Kevin J Jones
    Washington D.C., May 10, 2011 / 01:36 pm (CNA).- A United States attorney has indicted a man who described himself as a “pro-choice terrorist” with six counts of making interstate threats against pro-life advocates such as Priests for Life director Father Frank Pavone and Princeton University law professor Robert P. George. New York resident Theodore Shulman, 49, has plead not guilty to six counts of communicating interstate threats. The charges each carry a maximum five-year sentence and were filed in federal court in the Southern District of New York. Shulman allegedly left a threatening voice mail message with the Calif.-based...
  • ‘Revolting:’ Pro-Life Memorial Vandalized With Upside Down Crosses, Fake Blood

    04/26/2011 1:59:27 PM PDT · by blueyon · 7 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/26/11 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    The Cemetery of the Innocents at Clarion University in Clarion, PA is supposed to commemorate the millions of babies lost to abortion. But last week, the quaint memorial with 350 wooden crosses resembled a satanic ritual scene after it was vandalized during the campus’s Life Week, which also happened to be Holy Week. Students for Life of America (SLA) explains the vandalism: In a breathtaking public display of anti-Christian and anti-Life motivations, 350 crosses were pulled up and re-inserted in inverted fashion, a well-known anti-Christian symbol. Additionally, red paint was splattered on crosses and signs. Even eerier was the mock...
  • VIDEO: Van Jones: Our Civilization is Fueled by Death

    04/18/2011 2:03:49 PM PDT · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 17 replies
    Former green jobs czar Van Jones spoke to the attendees of the global warming conference Power Shift 2011 this weekend. During his remarks, which can be viewed in full here, he went off on an odd diatribe about how our society is powered by death. He says that because fossil fuels are made of dead things that we shouldn’t be surprised burning them brings death in the form of global warming, oil spills, asthma, and cancer. Yea. He says that we need to replace these dead forms of energy with the “living sun” and wind power. Because, somehow, we are...
  • Dutch Euthanasia Deaths Up Significantly to 2,500, Number Still Underreported

    03/12/2011 11:46:01 PM PST · by bronxville · 3 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | January 4, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    The number of euthanasia deaths in the Netherlands rose significantly in 2009 compared with 2008. There were reportedly 200 more deaths under the law, but pro-life advocates say those numbers are likely lowball estimates given the underreporting in the Dutch system. The Dutch News indicates approximately 2,500 people died via euthanasia in 2009, but the actual number is unknown because the government estimates about 20 percent of cases are not reported. The new government figures also include six registered cases of euthanasia on elderly patients with senile dementia, all of whom were supposedly in the early stages and able to...
  • DEATH'S DOLLARS

    02/07/2011 9:56:58 AM PST · by surroundedbyblue · 14 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 2/7/2011 | Stephanie Farr
    HOW MANY severed baby spines does it take to pay for a $984,000 shore house? How many severed infant feet is a boat worth? And what part of Kermit Gosnell's clinic paid to keep his mistress, 41 years younger, on the payroll
  • The Barbaric Vision of 'Progressive' Heroes

    02/05/2011 8:58:41 PM PST · by bronxville · 4 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 1/26/2011 | Michael Coren
    TORONTO, ON (The Interim) - There is nothing right or left-wing about pro-life, but pro-lifers are repeatedly and ridiculously condemned and dismissed as being on the right. Life, however, is more important than political labels.
  • NOAA Climate Scientist: “We Need to Do Whatever We Can to Reduce Population”

    01/06/2011 5:40:02 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 84 replies
    Hauntingthelibrary ^ | January 3, 2011 | Hauntingthelibrary
    John B. Miller, a climate scientist at the University of Colorado, Boulder, doing research for NOAA, has been filmed at a “350″ climate change rally at the Denver statehouse calling for control of population and an end to the “madness” of economic growth.In what was clearly a passionate and deeply heartfelt speech, Miller told the audience, to cheers and applause: I would be remiss, as a scientist who studied this, if I didn’t mention the following two things:The first is that, most importantly, we need to do, as a society, in this country and globally, whatever we can to reduce...
  • The Cost of Dying: End-of-Life Care (CBS Pro-Death Panel Propaganda)

    08/10/2010 6:33:33 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 47 replies
    CBS News ^ | 8/6/10 | CBS News
    (CBS) This story was originally published on Nov. 22, 2009. It was updated on Aug. 6, 2010. Every medical study ever conducted has concluded that 100 percent of all Americans will eventually die. This comes as no great surprise, but the amount of money being spent at the very end of people's lives probably will. Last year, Medicare paid $55 billion just for doctor and hospital bills during the last two months of patients' lives. That's more than the budget for the Department of Homeland Security, or the Department of Education. And it has been estimated that 20 to 30...
  • House Health-Care Bill Would Establish 'Medical Homes' for the Elderly and Disabled

    07/30/2009 3:34:15 AM PDT · by Man50D · 199 replies · 8,090+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | July 30, 2009 | Marie Magleby
    The House health-care reform bill proposes to decrease hospital visits by establishing a “medical home pilot program” for elderly and disabled Americans. Such a medical home would not require a physician to be on the staff, and therefore could be run solely by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Medical homes also would practice “evidence-based” medicine, which advocates only the use of medical treatments that are supported by effectiveness research. But physicians’ groups say the legislation could lead to restrictions on which treatments may be used for certain conditions, despite the fact that some patients might require a unique or unconventional...
  • Why We Must Ration Health Care

    07/16/2009 2:27:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies · 1,247+ views
    NYT ^ | 7/16/09 | PETER SINGER
    You have advanced kidney cancer. It will kill you, probably in the next year or two. A drug called Sutent slows the spread of the cancer and may give you an extra six months, but at a cost of $54,000. Is a few more months worth that much? If you can afford it, you probably would pay that much, or more, to live longer, even if your quality of life wasn’t going to be good. But suppose it’s not you with the cancer but a stranger covered by your health-insurance fund. If the insurer provides this man — and everyone...
  • Why We Must Ration Health Care (You Must Die for the Greater Good- Peter Singer/NYT)

    07/15/2009 10:25:10 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies · 2,437+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 19, 2009 | PETER SINGER
    You have advanced kidney cancer. It will kill you, probably in the next year or two. A drug called Sutent slows the spread of the cancer and may give you an extra six months, but at a cost of $54,000. Is a few more months worth that much? If you can afford it, you probably would pay that much, or more, to live longer, even if your quality of life wasn’t going to be good. But suppose it’s not you with the cancer but a stranger covered by your health-insurance fund. If the insurer provides this man — and everyone...
  • Obama Abruptly Sacks Bio-ethics Panel Critical of Embryonic Stem-Cell Research

    06/23/2009 4:21:10 PM PDT · by topher · 17 replies · 1,644+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com -- Your Life, Family and Culture Outpost ^ | Tuesday June 23, 2009 | By Peter J. Smith
    Tuesday June 23, 2009 Obama Abruptly Sacks Bio-ethics Panel Critical of Embryonic Stem-Cell Research By Peter J. SmithWASHINGTON, D.C., June 23, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The White House has dismissed the members of the President’s US Council on Bioethics just a few months before their mandate expires, indicating their services are no longer required by the President and that he is looking for a more “practical” advisory board. The New York Times reported that Reid Cherlin, a White House press officer, told the paper that President Barack Obama saw them as "a philosophically leaning advisory group" designed by the previous...