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  • Planned Parenthood wishes Helms Amendment an “unhappy birthday”

    12/27/2014 1:00:50 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | December 24, 2014 | Lauren Enriquez
    When Planned Parenthood can’t bully its way to what it wants, it can still wish ill upon things that don’t go its way – like the Helms Amendment. In a tweet last week, the group used The Smiths and their song, “Unhappy Birthday,” as a mouthpiece to convey its sentiments toward the Helms Amendment: Since 1973, the Helms Amendment has ensured that abortion stays out of US foreign aid appropriations. The amendment was the first major pro-life victory after Roe v. Wade, setting the tone for pro-life legislative efforts going forward. It ensures that the hard-earned dollars of U.S. taxpayers...
  • Vanity: Best path to becoming a country doctor?

    12/27/2014 11:25:55 AM PST · by GrootheWanderer · 39 replies
    I've got a cousin who is a senior in high school and ultimately wants to practice medicine in a small town. He's heard that there are programs available to help him pay off any student debt if he choose an area with few doctors. Plus, he's a small-town boy and thinks he'd like to live somewhere like the place he grew up. He'd been thinking obviously of family medicine, but it looks like there are residencies in rural medicine and even some special tracks in some medical schools in rural medicine. He thinks a family residency with a rural track...
  • National OB/GYN organization releases blatantly pro-abortion committee opinion

    12/26/2014 8:21:13 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | December 26, 2014 | Lauren Enriquez
    Last month, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) released a Committee Opinion entitled “Increasing Access to Abortion.” In the opinion, ACOG unequivocally condemns pro-life legislation, contending that pro-life laws are bad for women (emphasis added): Legislative restrictions fundamentally interfere with the patient-provider relationship and decrease access to abortion for all women… The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists calls for advocacy to oppose and overturn restrictions, improve access, and mainstream abortion as an integral component of women’s health care. However, as an “integral component of women’s health care,” we have seen abortion do nothing to improve women’s health....
  • Researchers take 'first baby step' toward anti-aging drug

    12/26/2014 6:37:23 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 27 replies
    MedicalXpress | HealthDay ^ | 12/24/14 | Dennis Thompson
    Researchers could be closing in on a "fountain of youth" drug that can delay the effects of aging and improve the health of older adults, a new study suggests. Seniors received a significant boost to their immune systems when given a drug that targets a genetic signaling pathway linked to aging and immune function, researchers with the drug maker Novartis report. The experimental medication, a version of the drug rapamycin, improved the seniors' immune response to a flu vaccine by 20 percent, researchers said in the current issue of Science Translational Medicine. The study is a "watershed" moment for research...
  • Judge says abortion makes incest acceptable

    12/26/2014 5:55:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 40 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | December 26, 2014 | Nancy Flanders
    It stands to reason that if abortion is viewed as morally and legally correct, other immoral acts will become socially acceptable as well. Now, according to a judge in Australia, incest is one of those acts. During the trial of a brother charged with raping his younger sister, Judge Garry Neilson said that incest may no longer be morally unacceptable because the only reason it is criminal is due to the potential for abnormalities in any conceived children. Neilson said that thanks to contraception and abortion, there is no longer that risk. The man on trial had raped his sister...
  • SC's Healing Springs still draw people who believe

    12/24/2014 1:14:51 PM PST · by windcliff · 14 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 12-24-14 | Jeffery Collins
    BLACKVILLE, S.C. (AP) — For longer than anyone has recorded history, water has bubbled from out of the ground at a natural spring in what used to be deep woods about an hour's drive down a two-lane road south of Columbia. American Indians let four gravely wounded British soldiers in on the secret in 1781, leaving the men to astonish the garrison in Charleston that left them behind to die. Since then, people have flocked to the Healing Springs of Barnwell County for some restorative and perhaps supernatural help. That's why Annabelle Galik of Goose Creek drinks the clear, cool...
  • FDA to ease ban on blood donations by gay men

    12/23/2014 10:00:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 24, 2014 12:06 AM EST | Matthew Perrone
    Federal officials have moved closer to overturning a decades-old ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, but activists say the proposed alternative would continue to stigmatize men who have sex with men. The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it will recommend lifting the lifetime ban early next year, replacing it with a policy barring donations from men who have had sex with another man in the previous 12 months. The change would overturn a 31-year-old policy that many medical groups and gay activists say is no longer justified, given advances in HIV testing. But activists questioned whether...
  • Powerful video shows that every life matters

    12/23/2014 7:22:09 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Live Action News ^ | Dec 23, 2014 | Cassy Fiano
    Many people don’t get the opportunity to come face-to-face with a person who has a disability. Rarer still is getting an honest view of how a person feels about their disability. But millions caught a glimpse into the life of an extraordinary individual living with a disability after actor Ashton Kutcher shared the following video with 18 million of his followers on social media. Cashel Gardner is a 17-year-old living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, which, for Cashel, means that he cannot move, breathe, talk, or eat on his own. But he made this video to show that his life is...
  • Abortion Activist Hates Ultrasound Photos Because They “Humanize the Fetus”

    12/23/2014 7:13:32 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    life news ^ | 12/23/14 | Steven Ertelt
    If there is anything abortion activists hate the most, it’s photos of unborn babies in the womb. They reveal the truth about the humanity of the unborn baby in a way that convinces many people abortion is the killing of an unborn child. Frequent LifeNews author Sarah Terzo highlights one quote from an abortion advocate who doesn’t like them: From pro-choice author Melody Rose: The images and language most often wielded by pro-life advocates are vivid and emotional… recent developments in imaging technique certainly have facilitated a reliance on powerful pictures that humanize the fetus in a way not possible...
  • Nurse Who Killed 100 Patients Because They Were “Annoying” May be Second....

    12/23/2014 6:29:57 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 12/23/14 | Steven Ertelt
    FULL TITLE: Nurse Who Killed 100 Patients Because They Were “Annoying” May be Second Biggest Serial Killer Ever LifeNews has twice profiled Daniela Poggiali, an Italian nurse who was arrested in October for allegedly killing up to 38 patients because she found them or their relatives annoying. Later, reports indicated she may have killed as many as 96 patients. One of her victims, Rosa Calderoni, brought her crimes to light after she died from an injection of potassium. Officials suspect that Ms. Poggiali may have killed two more patients on the same day of Calderoni’s death. Under Italian law, killing...
  • Activating hair growth with a little help from the skin

    12/23/2014 12:41:13 PM PST · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 12/22/2014 | Provided by Public Library of Science
    Restoring hair loss is a task undertaken not only by beauty practitioners. Previous studies have identified signals from the skin that help prompt new phases of hair growth. However, how different types of cells that reside in the skin communicate to activate hair growth has continued to puzzle biologists. An exciting study publishing on December 23 in the open access journal PLOS Biology reveals a new way to spur hair growth. A group from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) has discovered an unexpected connection—a link between the body's defense system and skin regeneration. It turns out that macrophages...
  • Baby's first breath: Breathtakingly intimate pictures capture the miracle......

    12/23/2014 8:41:51 AM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    MAIL ONLINE ^ | 23 December 2013 | Tom Gardner
    FULL TITLE: Baby's first breath: Breathtakingly intimate pictures capture the miracle of birth and the first seconds of life in all their raw glory A photographer has captured the wondrous, miraculous moment of birth - in all its raw and unglamourised glory. Taken before a mother has seen her baby for the first time these amazing photographs show the reality of how we all enter this world. The warts and all pictures are the work of respected Danish photographer Suste Bonnen who was given unprecedented access to mothers while they were in labour. Suste, 65, who has worked as a...
  • The rules and regulations of gifting marijuana this holiday season

    12/23/2014 7:06:54 AM PST · by dware · 17 replies
    KJCT8 ^ | 12.22.2014 | Makenzie O'Keefe
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. This is a Christmas season unlike any other in United States history, especially for Colorado, as the marijuana industry is trying to get a piece of the holiday shopping dollar. While it is technically legal for people to gift pot to adults 21 and over for the holidays this year, there are some boundaries you may want to be aware of. Giving marijuana as a Christmas gift is technically legal, as long as it is given to someone over the age of 21. While selling recreational marijuana is still banned in Mesa County, smoke shops selling accessories...
  • Why abortion clinic workers quit – in their own words

    12/22/2014 9:15:22 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Apr 17, 2014 | Kristi Burton Brown
    Ever wondered what compels abortion clinic workers to quit? What makes the nurses begin to reconsider their career choice? What turns the doctors from performing abortions and compels them to never be involved again? What convinces other staff to just walk out and not return? Here are excerpts from the stories of just a few. March 30, 2014: 40 Days for Life While people prayed in the rain at the 40 Days for Life vigil in Sacramento, Wynette – the local coordinator – watched a scene unfold outside the abortion center. “Several abortion business employees huddled together, holding their umbrellas,...
  • Pro-abortionists see 2014 as “a terrible year for reproductive rights

    12/22/2014 9:04:19 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    National Right to Life ^ | December 22, 2014 | Dave Andrusko
    Let’s take a few minutes to see why pro-abortion militant Armanda Marcotte believes “It’s Been a Terrible Year for Reproductive Rights.” But we’re going to take her conclusion first because it’s the kind of question-begging argument that pro-abortionists specialize in. And then we will end where Marcotte began. Pro-lifers and those who have no particular stake in the abortion issue have passed a great number of laws going back to 2011 that require that abortion clinics upgrade their physical plant (and therefore the safety of women); that they use the FDA recommended protocol for chemical abortions; that abortionists have admitting...
  • Court Declares Orangutan “Non Human Person,” Ignores Babies Killed in Abortion

    12/22/2014 8:10:17 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 12/22/14 | Wesley J. Smith
    I have been warning you and warning you: It just takes one judge, wanting to make history, to kick the props out from under our tottering societal embrace of human exceptionalism. In Argentina–next door to Brazil, where a judge was previously poised to grant a writ of habeas corpus to a chimp when the animal died–a court has declared an orangutan a “person.” From the Reuters story: An orangutan held in an Argentine zoo can be freed and transferred to a sanctuary after a court recognized the ape as a “non-human person” unlawfully deprived of its freedom, local media reported...
  • U.S. colonel’s wife calls abortion a “fearfully frequent National crime” in 1871

    12/22/2014 7:55:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Dec 22, 2014 | Amanda Read
    In the 20th century, we dealt with the disgrace of human abortion becoming sanctified by national law, and this continues today. But abortion has for ages been a dark struggle for humanity, especially deep in the hearts of women. The correspondence of a Civil War Army wife sheds some light on this. In December 1871, Alice Kirk Grierson wrote to her husband, Colonel Benjamin Henry Grierson, a letter in which she reflected upon the challenges of childbearing during the war years. “I think it is desirable that the parents of every unborn human being, should, from the first hour of...
  • Ebola Cover Up: CDC Monitoring 1,400 Active Cases

    12/22/2014 7:24:26 PM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 22 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | December 2014 | website
    Though it's taken a backseat to Ferguson and the Sony hacking story, the Ebola virus remains a threat in the United States. According to Fox News Channel's investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson, who recently reached out to the Centers for Disease Control, the agency is still very much involved in monitoring individuals for the deadly African-borne virus. The problem, says Attkisson, is that the CDC is covering up the numbers, presumably to minimize panic across the United States. Attkinson says that following the appointment of Ebola Czar Ron Klain, media involvement became almost non-existent because the government stopped releasing statistics and...
  • [HHS Secretary] Burwell Recruits Liberal ‘Faith Leaders’ to Promote Obamacare

    12/21/2014 10:46:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 18, 2014 - 1:59 PM | Penny Starr
    Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell met with “faith organizations from across the country” last week to ask them to help people enroll in federal health care insurance plans created through the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. […] While addressing reporters, Burwell was flanked by two people who attended the meeting: Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of NETWORK, National Catholic Social Justice Lobby and Amy Cotton, senior policy manager at the National Council of Jewish Women. Campbell supported liberal causes, including the reelection of President Barack Obama. In September, Campbell and other nun activists did their third tour to...
  • The Tiller Report II (Abortionist)

    12/21/2014 9:49:00 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Operation Rescue ^ | 2004/2006 | Operation Rescue
    Tiller the Killerî George Richard Tiller, 65, owns and operates Womenís Health Care Services, located at 5101-5107 E. Kellogg Avenue, Wichita, KS 67218, the largest outpatient late-term abortion facility outside of Communist China. He and his wife (and clinic co-owner), Jeanne , make their home in an exclusive gated community Tiller built the 18-room, 8,500 square-foot house in Wichita, once assessed at $732,000 but now worth over $1 million, after years of persistent picketing drove him from his previous home in nearby Andover, Kansas. The Tillers have four natural children, now adults, and raised a nephew, the son of one...
  • Former Tiller employee alleged insurance fraud, kickbacks

    12/21/2014 9:19:24 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Live action news ^ | Aug 29, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    The murder of Dr. George Tiller was rightly condemned by every reputable pro-life group in America including Live Action. Dr. Tiller has been hailed as a hero and martyr by the pro-choice community. He performed third trimester abortions on women who came to him from all over the country. Tracey Jones was the former administrative director of Dr. Tiller’s clinic. She would later file suit against Tiller, claiming she was denied overtime wages for menial tasks she was instructed to do around the office. Her testimony was published in The Tiller Report, a publication by Operation Rescue which exposed disturbing...
  • Sometimes it’s a “baby”, sometimes it’s not

    12/21/2014 8:25:00 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | September 3, 2013 | Sarah Terzo
    From Lydia, an administrator at an abortion clinic: “Patients who have a wanted pregnancy and lose it, or choose abortions because of fetal anomalies, always call it “the baby.” It is a baby to them, developed or not… Some women never “connect” to the pregnancy… For them, it is nothing like a baby. It is just there, and they want it removed. They would hate the word “baby” and do not use it. Our job is to meet the woman where she is and provide her with accurate information. I do not feel it is my job to correct terminology...
  • Effort to strip funding from Planned Parenthood, similar agencies on the horizon again

    12/21/2014 7:51:45 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Concord Monitor ^ | December 20, 2014 | CASEY McDERMOTT
    Women’s health agencies and their supporters, including Gov. Maggie Hassan, are bracing for yet another attempt to strip state funding for Planned Parenthood and other groups that perform abortions. Rep. Warren Groen, a Republican from Rochester, plans to introduce a bill that would “ban public funding going to any organization or group that does abortions or refers for abortions.” Groen filed a legislative service request for a bill “prohibiting the use of public funds for abortion services,” and he said it’s currently being drafted. Groen said he has a long history of opposing abortion and has assisted crisis pregnancy centers....
  • Doctors who oppose abortion should leave family medicine: Ontario College of Physicians

    12/21/2014 7:44:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 23 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Dec 19, 2014 | Steve Weatherbe
    Family doctors who object to referring patients for abortions should think about switching specialties, the man overseeing the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons’ revision of its ethics policy said this week. Dr. Marc Gabel, a Toronto psychotherapist and past president of the college, told LifeSiteNews on Thursday that if his committee’s proposed revision of the college’s “Professional Obligations and Human Rights” is adopted, then if doctors refuse to refer patients to abortionists, or to doctors willing to prescribe contraceptives, they could face disciplinary action. “If there were a complaint, every complaint is investigated by the complaint committee,” Dr. Gabel...
  • Mozambique legalizes abortion-on-demand

    12/21/2014 7:19:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Dec 19, 2014 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    The long struggle to keep abortion out of the south African country of Mozambique has failed. President Armando Guebuza on Thursday "quietly signed into law," in the words of Agence France-Presse, a revision to the penal code that legalizes abortion-on-demand in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, or up to 16 weeks in the case of rape. Mozambique’s Parliament, just as quietly, approved the legislation to legalize abortion in July. The provision allowing abortion if a pregnancy threatens the life or health of the mother, and if a fetal abnormality is diagnosed, is also maintained. Policymakers within the Mozambique Health...
  • Pro-choice author laments unborn baby pictures

    12/21/2014 6:39:36 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Dec 21, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    From pro-choice author Melody Rose: The images and language most often wielded by pro-life advocates are vivid and emotional… recent developments in imaging technique certainly have facilitated a reliance on powerful pictures that humanize the fetus in a way not possible two decades ago. Because fetuses now can be seen in intricate detail, opponents of abortion have striking images to use in support of abortion restrictions, despite what these restrictions might mean to women’s health and freedom.” — Melody Rose, Safe, Legal and Unavailable? Abortion Politics in the United States (Washington, D.C.: CQ Press), 2007, pp. 10 to 11. Reprinted...
  • Pro-choice advocate ‘aghast’ at bad conditions in clinic, but still opposes regulations

    12/21/2014 6:34:16 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Dec 20, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    An article in the book The Abortion Controversy has a disturbing quote by a pro-choice activist: In 1989, the Miami Herald ran a story about a local abortion clinic whose conditions were so heinous that one woman died and another was maimed. Abortion proponents admitted that they had known about the clinic conditions but had remained silent for political reasons. According to pro-choice advocate Janis Compton–Carr: “In my gut, I am completely aghast at what goes on at that place. But I staunchly oppose anything that would correct this situation in law.” — Misty Mealey “Abortion Is a Social Failure”...
  • George W. Bush turned up at children’s hospital as Santa, but the buzz was about his elf

    12/21/2014 3:21:33 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 40 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | December 20, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    Whether you agree with his politics or not, and despite being vilified by the left for the better part of eight years, there’s no doubting that George W. Bush is a class act. The former president, dressed as Santa, visited the Dallas’ Children’s Medical Center recently to spread a little Christmas cheer with the young patients. And just as he does in his many activities with wounded veterans, Bush did so sans media.
  • Woman on welfare bullied into abortion by her social worker

    12/20/2014 11:21:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | September 17, 2013 | Sarah Terzo
    A woman who had a baby on welfare describes her social worker’s attitude when she became pregnant a second time: “After having our baby in May, a caseworker at the Department of Social Services made us feel like we’d been irresponsible for having a second child. She lectured Jim [her husband], telling him, “You can’t keep your wife barefoot and pregnant the rest of your life. You’d better do something about it.” She wanted to stop us having children and insisted on making an appointment for us to go to Planned Parenthood for counseling and birth-control supplies – conveniently located...
  • My Only Child…A Post-Abortion Testimony

    12/20/2014 10:48:06 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | September 18, 2013 | Sarah Terzo
    My early 1980′s abortion left me sterile, traumatized and heartbroken. Allow me to elaborate…. WARNING: free of euphemisms and candy-coating. So much flowery rhetoric to describe the most sinister of acts… So I will go there, penetrate the 10 feet thick wall of lies and denial that I lived in, and go to the truth. George Orwell said : “Speaking truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act.” As a young woman, I got pregnant after sleeping around two times. I came to believe my virginity made me a pollyanna or uncool. Most of my college-aged peers were...
  • Aborting or having a baby with Down Syndrome (T21)

    12/20/2014 7:37:51 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | June 13, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    A woman tells her story of an abortion of a down syndrome baby and then her subsequent birth of a disabled child. She shared this on a message board for women who aborted disabled children: I have lurked here for years, and although my story may not be welcomed with open arms, I feel compelled to share it none-the-less. Like many of you, I received a pre-natal diagnosis that our precious baby had Down syndrome and a heart defect. It was completely unexpected and devastating, obviously. Like many of you, my first concern was for my daughter. What would having...
  • Abortionist Lies About Fetal Development

    12/20/2014 5:01:18 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | September 8, 2012 | Tech
    ane Hodgson abortionist ABC News Special, ABC News Forum Abortion: The New Civil War:11-1-1990 In an ABC News interview abortionist Jane Hodgson made the following statements: “I have supervised and participated in or done approximately 30,000.” (abortions) PETER JENNINGS asked: They call you a killer. Does that make sense to you? HODGSON: “Well, I don’t feel that way. I think I have done a humane service for lots of women in this world. I don’t look upon it as killing, no, because I do not consider, in the first place, that any embryo or the fetus is a person. It...
  • Lawsuit shows resistance to legalization of pot

    12/20/2014 10:37:16 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 19, 2014 6:36 PM EST | Nicholas Riccardi
    Despite growing public support for legalizing marijuana, a lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma shows that at least two segments of American society are prepared to fight the idea before the nation’s highest court—social conservatives and law enforcement. The lawsuit seeks to overturn Colorado’s experiment in legalized recreational pot, alleging that the two conservative states are being overrun with Colorado marijuana that is making it harder for them to enforce their own drug laws. …
  • Chicago Patient Being Monitored for Ebola Symptoms Remains Stable

    12/20/2014 9:22:33 AM PST · by wtd · 6 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 12/20/2014
    Chicago Patient Being Monitored for Ebola Symptoms Remains Stable"Medical personnel at the University of Chicago Medical Center who are monitoring a child to rule out an Ebola diagnosis say the child remains in stable condition. The child, who was coming from West Africa, had one of …"NBC Chicago · 4 minutes ago
  • Feds Spend $189,186 to Study Transgender Mortality Using VA Medical Records

    12/19/2014 9:10:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 19, 2014 - 11:31 AM | Melanie Hunter
    The National Institutes of Health has awarded $189,186 in taxpayer dollars to Emory University to study the mortality of transgendered people, using electronic medical records for people who receive care from the Veterans Affairs Administration. “The purpose of this study is to determine whether transgender persons defined as those who medically change the gender assigned to them at birth (male to female or female to male) have higher or lower risk of death and certain diseases than men and women that do not consider themselves transgender,” the grant said. …
  • Many minorities don’t get support to keep their babies, former clinic worker says

    12/19/2014 7:36:51 PM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Dec 18, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    From a former abortion clinic worker, Rayna Rapp, who is still pro-choice: Many minority women, even if they are not poor, cannot count on support for their pregnancies, and pregnancy related decision-making, from their healthcare providers. Frankie Smithers, an African-American schoolteacher, told me that when she got her positive pregnancy test results back at City Hospital, she was delighted, but the nurse automatically directed her to make an appointment for an abortion. It took considerable complaint to persuade the woman to schedule a prenatal care visit instead. — Rayna Rapp Testing Women, Testing the Fetus: the Social Impact of Amniocentesis...
  • Clinic worker troubled by seeing aborted baby’s foot…but then it became routine

    12/19/2014 7:22:04 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Sarah Terzo
    A nurse from a Seattle abortion clinic said the following at a meeting of abortion providers where they discussed the emotional impact of their work. I was watching the doctor struggle with the cannula, trying to pull it out. I didn’t understand what the resistance was all about. And I was very alarmed and all of the sudden the doctor pulled the cannula out and there, as I was at the woman’s side, I looked down at the cannula and there was a foot sticking out. I will never forget the feeling I had in my chest as the doctor...
  • OBGYN: Doctors who kill “kids” suffer emotional problems

    12/19/2014 6:59:15 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Dec 19, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    Dr. Julius Butler, then professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Minnesota Medical School, said the following about abortionists: Remember, there is a human being at the other end of the table taking that kid apart. We’ve had guys drinking too much, taking drugs, even a suicide or two. Note that he refers to a baby being aborted as “that kid” and not “that tissue” or “that collection of cells.” The sight of baby body parts being pulled out of a woman can haunt abortionists. Whether the abortionist believes he is helping women or is determined to make...
  • Too often, women are pressured to abort. Here’s one way to help them fight back.

    12/19/2014 5:42:25 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Dec 19, 2014 | Adam Peters
    It’s been almost twenty years since O.J. Simpson was acquitted of murder. In what was called “the trial of the century,” a jury found Simpson not guilty of killing ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. While the football star avoided going to prison, he was later ordered to pay over thirty million dollars in compensation to the victims’ families. This wasn’t the first time that Simpson had faced allegations. In 1989, he pleaded no contest to domestic violence charges after police were called to his home. Other 911 calls were made too, some of which got played...
  • Woman Seven Months Pregnant Killed, But Canada Says Her Unborn Baby Molly Isn’t a Human Being

    12/19/2014 5:20:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 12/19/14 | Mike Schouten
    Cassandra Kaake was found bludgeoned to death in a burned out Windsor, Ontario residence last week Thursday. Police revealed the next day that Ms. Kaake was seven months pregnant at the time of her death. Her murder is a tragedy, but she wasn’t the only one who lost a life that night. Her pre-born baby girl did too. Yet her daughter is not recognized as a person under Canadian criminal law because she hadn’t yet exited her mother’s womb. And because of that legal deficiency, no murder charge will ever be laid against the person who took her life. According...
  • 5 dead in 10-state listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples

    12/19/2014 5:11:13 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    Five people have died and 21 others have been hospitalized in a listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples, federal health officials said today.. A total of 28 people infected with listeria have been reported from 10 states, according to a statement from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Eleven of the cases are in the Midwest: five in Missouri, four in Minnesota and two in Wisconsin.
  • Could ibuprofen be an anti-aging medicine? .... extends lifespan in yeast, worms and flies

    12/19/2014 11:00:54 AM PST · by Red Badger · 63 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | 12-18-2014 | Provided by Buck Institute for Age Research
    Full Title: Could ibuprofen be an anti-aging medicine? Popular over-the counter drug extends lifespan in yeast, worms and flies Ibuprofen, a common over-the-counter drug used to relieve pain and fever, could hold the keys to a longer healthier life, according to a study by researchers at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. Publishing in PLoS Genetics on December 18th, scientists showed that regular doses of ibuprofen extended the lifespan of yeast, worms and fruit flies. "There is a lot to be excited about," said Brian Kennedy, PhD, CEO of the Buck Institute, who said treatments, given at doses comparable...
  • Abortionist “Frustrated” and “Angry” About Her Job

    12/18/2014 8:03:48 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | December 30, 2012 | Sarah Terzo
    Carole Meyers OB GYN who has performed “hundreds of abortions” and worked as medical director of Planned Parenthood of Maryland: Addressing crowd of students who had gathered to hear her speak at John Hopkins University: “”If you are going to perform abortions, how is your family going to think about it? How will you tell your kids? What are you going to do if your church doesn’t want you to come anymore? How are you going to feel about a patient who admits she has picketed the clinic in the past? What about the woman who comes in for her...
  • Abortionist Says He’s a “God Loving Christian” But Does Abortions at 28 Weeks

    12/18/2014 6:22:52 PM PST · by Morgana · 28 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 12/18/14 | Sarah Terzo
    James Pendergraft is a late term abortionist, who performs abortions up to 28 weeks. He works in Florida. From an article about him: “Pendergraft also isn’t bashful about making money in his line of work. He says he went into a profession he believes in, and it happens to be profitable… He will not reveal annual revenues, but he says his clinics are “very economically viable.” “His in-your-face salesmanship leaves many – including other clinic operators – uncomfortable. They wonder how much of his professed altruism is just a marketing pitch. Maggie Gifford, a spokeswoman for the Florida coalition of...
  • TD helped ‘dozens’ of women take abortion pills (Ireland)

    12/18/2014 3:32:49 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    journal.ie ^ | 12/17/2014 | Daragh Brophy
    SOCIALIST TD RUTH Coppinger says she’s helped “around two dozen” women access abortion pills advertised online in recent months. The Dublin West deputy said there had been an upswing in awareness of the drugs since she and other pro-choice campaigners took part in a stunt at the end of October — travelling from Belfast by train, and bringing back the pills, which are not available in the Republic. Coppinger and other activists swallowed the pills on their return to Connolly Station (below). arlier in October, an RTÉ investigation revealed that the number of seizures of the pills had more than...
  • Is the EU right to consider obesity a disability?

    12/18/2014 2:36:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2:22PM GMT 18 Dec 2014 | Rohan Banerjee
    Hefty Danish child-minder Karsten Kaltoft, who was fired from his job earlier this year because he was too immobile to tie a kid’s shoelaces, has successfully won his appeal to the European Court of Justice to consider obesity a disability. As a result, new legislation will be drawn for the purposes of equality in the workplace, stating that employers within the EU must treat any overweight members of staff in the same way that they would those with other disabilities—for example, priority parking or adapted facilities. Is this ridiculous, or does the EU have a point? “To disable” means to...
  • Is Obesity a Disability?

    06/17/2014 2:58:09 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 26 replies
    Reason ^ | June 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Nolan Brown
    The case comes to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) from Denmark, where 350-pound child caretaker Karsten Kaltoft says he was fired from his position for being too fat. Kaltoft's employer, Billund Kommune, said his dismissal had nothing to do with his weight and was the result of an overall decrease in childcare enrollments.  But the case could reverberate far beyond the particular fates of Kaltoft and Billund. If the ECJ decides to label obesity a disability, it would be be binding throughout the European Union.  "If obesity is classified as a disability, the effect for employers could be profound,"...
  • Number of patients waiting on trolleys in A&E triples (UK NHS; ER mess)

    12/18/2014 2:28:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:15AM GMT 30 Dec 2014 | Laura Donnelly and Patrick Sawer
    The number of patients forced to endure Accident & Emergency trolley waits of up to 12 hours has tripled in four years. New figures from NHS England show that in November, 23,663 patients in England waited between four and 12 hours on a trolley in A&E. In November 2010, the figure was just 6,579. This month also saw 52 patients waiting in A&E for more than 12 hours, compared with just two in the same month four years ago. The figures show the problems are greatest in London, with 273 waits of between four and 12 hours at Barts Health...
  • UN Identifies Israel as Top Contributor Per Capita in Fight Against Ebola (VIDEO)

    UN Identifies Israel as Top Contributor Per Capita in Fight Against Ebola (VIDEO)"Israel has pledged $8.75 million USD to the UN’s Ebola Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) towards fighting the deadly disease, according to the Foreign Ministry. Dr. David Nabarro, Special UN Envoy for …" The Algemeiner · 13 minutes ago
  • 11th Sierra Leonean doctor dies from Ebola; fire destroys supplies

    12/18/2014 2:18:26 PM PST · by wtd · 9 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 12/18/2014
    11th Sierra Leonean doctor dies from Ebola; fire destroys supplies"he death of Dr. Victor Willoughby, who tested positive for Ebola on Saturday, was a major loss for Sierra Leone, said Dr. Brima Kargbo, the country's chief medical officer. "Dr. Victor Willoughby was a mentor to us …"FOX News · 2 hours ago