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  • 14 years later, woman regrets her abortion

    02/01/2015 3:08:29 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    clinicquotes.com ^ | February 1, 2015 | Sarah Terzo
    A woman on Pro-Woman Pro-Life gives her abortion testimony: Regretting the abortion didn’t happen right away. I spent over fourteen years thinking nothing of it really. There comes a point when you cease to see it as “I was never supposed to get pregnant in the first place” to knowing “I was never supposed to abandon that life. And the life I’ve had in the 14 years since the abortion has been an extreme of imbalance for not having that child that was supposed to have been a part of it, supposed to have given me gifts of grace and...
  • Texas hospital tries to pull plug on comatose 12-year-old against parents’ wishes

    02/01/2015 2:33:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | Jan 30, 2015 | Kirsten Andersen
    CORPUS CHRISTI, TX, January 30, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- A 12-year-old boy in Corpus Christi, Texas, is facing death this weekend as hospital officials fight to remove him from the ventilator helping him breathe – over the objections of his parents, and despite the fact that another hospital has already agreed to allow a transfer in order to give him lifesaving care. In a case that echoes last year’s contentious legal battle over the fate of Jahi McMath – a 13-year-old declared legally dead by hospital and government officials despite having a heartbeat – young Joey Cronin’s fate is in the...
  • Planned Parenthood director on Medicaid audit claims “no wrongdoing no fraud”

    02/01/2015 2:08:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | January 30, 2015 | saynsumthn
    In 2010, Planned Parenthood of the Inland Northwest agreed to pay the state $345,000 after settling a 2009 audit that uncovered the clinic used incorrect codes and provided insufficient documentation for some claims billed to Medicaid. The original audit finding estimated the Spokane family-planning organization improperly billed Medicaid more than $629,000 for 333 patient procedures from March 2004 through February 2007. During that time, the clinic collected about $7.6 million from Medicaid. Planned Parenthoods in New Jersey were also investigated that same year. In 2012, a published report said that Illinois Medicaid’s inspector general was investigating the billing practices of...
  • Medical quackery marks Planned Parenthood’s flawed “study”

    02/01/2015 2:05:56 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Feb 1, 2015 | Susan Michelle
    There’s a saying about inmates running the asylum which translates well to Planned Parenthood. The abortion giant’s latest stunt involves another inbred action of medical quackery–and mockery. A “study” that concluded that Planned Parenthood’s abortion procedures were just fine, was actually funded by Planned Parenthood, conducted at Planned Parenthood facilities, and written by a Planned Parenthood doctor. Yet many people may buy the fiction because it’s presented as fact and labeled as a study. Scientific studies are generally reliable and tested, but in order to be a legitimate study, it needs to meet certain conditions, such as having objectivity and...
  • It's Aaron: Aaron Rodgers surprises 4 kids at Hometown Heroes Camp

    02/01/2015 12:14:06 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    Video at source. Aaron Rogers surprises 4 kids at Hometown Heroes Camp who lost their fathers in the military. It's Aaron is a series of visits Aaron Rogers makes to kids who have suffered a loss through war, or illness, just to hang out and talk.
  • Liberals live longer than conservatives, moderates: study

    It may be because of their lifestyle, the researchers said. But being Democrat or Republican didn't matter much Sorry, right-wingers: a new study suggests liberals live longer than conservatives and moderates. But affiliating with either the Democratic or Republican parties didn't really affect death date: Members from both kicked the bucket about the same time, according to the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health study. Researchers studied nearly 33,000 Americans from 1976 to 2008. Despite party lines, those who identified as liberal outlived moderates and conservatives, even when variables were adjusted. And independents were much less likely to die within...
  • Harry Reid Calls Bill to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks America’s “Worst Nightmare”

    01/31/2015 9:28:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 31 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | | 1/28/15 | Steven Ertelt |
    Thomas Jefferson said that the care and protection of human life was the first order of business for any decent government, but Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid has a fundamentally different opinion of the pro-life bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks. He calls it America’s “worst nightmare.” Reporter John McCormack of the Weekly Standard reports that that’s thharryreid5e verbiage Reid used in an email to his political action committee’s supporters bout the bill to protect unborn babies late in pregnancy who are capable of feeling intense pain in an abortion. Harry Reid has long insisted that he’s “pro-life” on...
  • Parents Sue After They Aborted Baby Test Showed Would be Disabled, The Test Was Wrong

    01/31/2015 7:10:02 PM PST · by Morgana · 58 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | 1/29/15 | Steven Ertelt
    The pro-life movement is all-too-familiar with offensive wrongful birth lawsuits — but here’s something very different. The wrongful birth suit is brought by the parents of a sick or disabled child against a physician that, the parents say, was negligent. Wrongful birth lawsuits claim the doctor failed to inform the parents of the illness or disability of the child and that had they known, they would have aborted their child. In other words, the parents are saying we wish our child was dead. In a new lawsuit, parents are suing because the child is already dead — having been aborted...
  • Planned Parenthood abortionist talks about the babies he aborts

    01/31/2015 6:53:29 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    liveactionnews.com ^ | Jan 29, 2015 | Sarah Terzo
    Author Nancy Day quotes abortionist Ed Jones (pseudonym), who had worked at Planned Parenthood for four years at the time of the interview: This can burn you out very, very quickly… not so much by the physical labor as the emotional part of what’s going on. When you do an ultrasound, particularly if you have children, and you see a fetus there, kicking, moving, living, doing things that your own child does, bringing it’s thumb to its mouth, and things like that – it’s difficult. Then, after the procedure, sometimes we have to actually look at the specimen, and you...
  • Scientist Considered Father of Birth Control Pill Dies

    01/31/2015 6:18:53 PM PST · by fella · 21 replies
    newsmax ^ | 31 January 2015
    Carl Djerassi, the chemist widely considered the father of the birth control pill, has died. Stanford University spokesman Dan Stober said Djerrasi died Friday of complications of cancer at his San Francisco home. He was 91.
  • Bruce Jenner Is 'Transitioning into a Woman,' Source Confirms to PEOPLE

    01/30/2015 10:45:48 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 151 replies
    People ^ | 1/30/2015 | AILI NAHAS
    His changing look has been a much-buzzed-about topic for months, and now PEOPLE has confirmed that Bruce Jenner has been quietly making a very personal change. The former Olympian will soon be living life as female. "Bruce is transitioning to a woman," says a source close to the family. "He is finally happy and his family is accepting of what he's doing. He's in such a great space. That's why it's the perfect time to do something like this." And according to a different Jenner insider, the 65-year-old reality star is filming his momentous journey, to be shared with viewers...
  • Abortion Clinic Pressured Woman With Second Thoughts to Have Abortion: Hurry Up and Decide

    01/30/2015 9:00:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | 1/30/15 | Steven Ertelt
    (LiveActionNews) — In book on postabortion regret by Melinda Tankard Reist , an Australian woman identified as Genevieve describes the “counseling” she received in an abortion clinic. Torn between having her baby and having an abortion, Genevieve went to her appointment but ended up outside the abortion clinic door, sobbing. She describes a conversation she had with a clinic worker: I collapsed in sheer exhaustion. I told her that I had been outside for hours. I cried hysterically, curled over with my head in my hands on my knees. I said that “I feel that I’m depriving my child of...
  • FDA approves ADHD drug for binge-eating disorder

    01/30/2015 8:06:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 30, 2015 6:24 PM EST
    Federal health regulators have approved an attention deficit disorder drug for a new use: A first-of-its kind treatment for binge-eating disorder. […] The Food and Drug Administration originally approved Vyvanse in 2007 as a once-a-day pill for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. On Friday, the agency cleared the drug for adults who compulsively overeat. Vyvanse, known chemically as lisdexamfetamine dimesylate, is part of a family of drugs that stimulate the central nervous system. The drug’s prescribing label warns that Vyvanse has a “high potential for abuse and dependence,” and doctors should monitor patients for signs of dependence. …
  • Bavarian medical ‘breakthrough’ with spider silk

    01/30/2015 11:12:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 28.01.2015 | Ian Johnson
    Biomaterial experts at Germany’s Bayreuth and Würzburg universities claimed a breakthrough in cultivating living cells while holding them in place with liquified spider silk. The research method mixed spider silk with connective fibroblast cells from mice to generate a so-called “bio ink” or gel. Fibroblasts typically begin wound repairs. When extruded from a 3-D printer, the silk molecules quickly wrapped those cells, giving them a porous matrix in which to flourish, the team said. …
  • Anti-vaccine parents dropped by some U.S doctors

    01/30/2015 9:02:05 AM PST · by Gamecock · 30 replies
    CBC ^ | Jan 30, 2015
    With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won't get them vaccinated. It's a sentiment echoed by a small number of doctors who in recent years have "fired" patients who continue to believe debunked research linking vaccines to autism. They hope the strategy will lead parents to change their minds; if that fails, they hope it will at least reduce the risk to other children in the office.
  • State Takes Over Arkansas School District That Had To Make Teachers Wear Underwear

    01/30/2015 7:51:33 AM PST · by Doogle · 44 replies
    In August 2013, the district announced — to the great dismay of the teachers union — a dress code that would require teachers to wear underwear. Every single day. Female teachers would have to wear bras, too. And the very worst of all: No spandex. (RELATED: Little Rock School District Will Now Make Teachers Wear Underwear) Now, a mere 18 months later, the Arkansas Department of Education has voted to assume control over management of the school district, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports.
  • Disney Measles Outbreak Came From Overseas, CDC Says

    01/29/2015 4:28:58 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    "We don't know exactly how this outbreak started but we do think it was likely a person infected with measles overseas," Dr. Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told reporters. "We assume that someone got infected with measles overseas, visited Disneyland park, and spread the disease to others."
  • To Protect His Son, A Father Asks School To Bar Unvaccinated Children

    01/29/2015 6:14:28 AM PST · by C19fan · 95 replies
    NPR ^ | January 27, 2015 | Staff
    Carl Krawitt has watched his son, Rhett, now 6, fight leukemia for the past 4 1/2 years. For more than three of those years, Rhett has undergone round after round of chemotherapy. Last year he finished chemotherapy, and doctors say he is in remission. Now, there's a new threat, one that the family should not have to worry about: measles. Rhett cannot be vaccinated, because his immune system is still rebuilding. It may be months more before his body is healthy enough to get all his immunizations. Until then, he depends on everyone around him for protection — what's known...
  • Ebola outbreak: Virus mutating, scientists warn

    01/29/2015 1:55:18 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The British Broadcasting Corporation ^ | January 29, 2015 | Tulip Mazumdar
    Scientists tracking the Ebola outbreak in Guinea say the virus has mutated. Researchers at the Institut Pasteur in France, which first identified the outbreak last March, are investigating whether it could have become more contagious. More than 22,000 people have been infected with Ebola and 8,795 have died in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Scientists are starting to analyse hundreds of blood samples from Ebola patients in Guinea. They are tracking how the virus is changing and trying to establish whether it's able to jump more easily from person to person. "We know the virus is changing quite a lot,"...
  • 1 in 3 on Disability Have Mental Disorder; 42.9% in D.C.

    01/28/2015 6:00:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 27, 2015 - 9:54 AM | Ali Meyer
    One in three, or 35.2 percent, of people getting federal disability insurance benefits have been diagnosed with a mental disorder, according to the latest data from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Washington, D.C., the seat of the federal government, ranked in the top-ten list of states where disabled beneficiaries were diagnosed with mental problems. In 2013, the latest data from SSA show there were 10,228,364 disabled beneficiaries, up 139,625 from 2012 when there were 10,088,739 disabled beneficiaries. Disabled beneficiaries have increased 49.7 percent from a decade ago in 2003 when there were 6,830,714 beneficiaries; and the number is up 14.3...
  • Water Company Tells Gardena Residents Black, Smelly Water Is Fine To Drink

    01/28/2015 11:59:44 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    Representatives from Golden State Water Co. insist that Morita’s predicament is isolated. They also say they flushed the pipes last week and, since then, the water has been clear. Morita collected the water in a jar but Golden State says they couldn’t test the sample because it has to be collected in special containers. “The water meets all drinking water standards, so it should be considered safe to drink. I understand the concern, though. I was concerned when I saw the discolored water,” said Kate Nutting, the general manager of Golden State Water’s southwest division
  • Tom Brady Has A Cold

    01/28/2015 10:08:39 AM PST · by Red Badger · 64 replies
    CBS - Boston ^ | January 28, 2015 11:49 AM | Staff
    BOSTON (CBS) — You may have noticed that Tom Brady didn’t look himself at Tuesday’s Media Day. No, it wasn’t his bed head. And it wasn’t from a lack of sleep thanks to an early morning fire alarm at the team’s hotel. As he prepares for the biggest game of the season, the Patriots quarterback is battling a cold. And if you thought he looked rough on Tuesday, he looked a bit worse on Wednesday as he addressed the media at the team hotel in Chandler, Arizona. “It’s been lingering,” Brady told reporters as he held court for nearly 45...
  • Cost Of Victoza

    01/28/2015 9:57:47 AM PST · by Allen In Texas Hill Country · 15 replies
    I hope this question is not too personal. Does anybody have Medicare Part D and take Victoza and if so how much does Medicare Part D cover????
  • New poll shows most Americans would ban abortion after the first trimester

    01/26/2015 10:08:29 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Cassy Fiano | Jan 26, 2015
    People on both sides of the abortion debate had much to talk about when Republicans introduced a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. NARAL lobbied hard against it, and though the bill easily passed the House before and is supported by a majority of Americans, Obama promised to veto it. The bill was tabled due to debate over the rape exception, which is unfortunate for apparently both pro-lifers and pro-abortion advocates alike. A new poll shows that a whopping 84% of Americans want to ban abortion after the first trimester, and that includes 7 out of...
  • She Killed Her Baby in an Illegal Abortion: “It Was the Best Decision I Ever Made”

    01/26/2015 4:54:09 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | 1/26/15 | Sarah Zagorski
    In the United States, one in four women are victims of domestic abuse, which is why some abortion advocates argue that women need “safe and legal abortion care.” In fact, they believe that abortion is a life-saving option because pregnancy can tether women to violent men. Tragically, a recent example of this argument appeared in the article, “I Gave Myself an Illegal Abortion after My Boyfriend Forced Me to Get Pregnant.” A woman named Kaity shared that she had an illegal abortion after her abusive boyfriend forced her to get pregnant. She writes, “Shane didn’t like to use condoms. He...
  • Nashville teen diagnosed with spinal cord disease after paralysis

    01/26/2015 3:07:48 PM PST · by cva66snipe · 14 replies
    WATE NEWS ^ | January 25, 2015 | Nick Caloway
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Nashville teen went to bed one day last week and woke up the next morning paralyzed from the waist down. Jessica Shainberg, 14, was experiencing tingling in her feet. Then, suddenly, she lost the use of her legs. She was rushed to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital and diagnosed with transverse myelitis, or inflammation of the spinal cord.
  • Chemists find a way to unboil eggs

    01/26/2015 2:39:12 PM PST · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    phys.org ^ | 01/26/2015 | Janet Wilson
    UC Irvine and Australian chemists have figured out how to unboil egg whites – an innovation that could dramatically reduce costs for cancer treatments, food production and other segments of the $160 billion global biotechnology industry, according to findings published today in the journal ChemBioChem. "Yes, we have invented a way to unboil a hen egg," said Gregory Weiss, UCI professor of chemistry and molecular biology & biochemistry. "In our paper, we describe a device for pulling apart tangled proteins and allowing them to refold. We start with egg whites boiled for 20 minutes at 90 degrees Celsius and return...
  • Terrifying time loop: The man trapped in constant deja vu

    01/26/2015 10:01:36 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 53 replies
    BBC ^ | 24 January 2015 Last updated at 07:48 ET | By Emma Ailes
    The group of scientists from the UK, France and Canada who studied the strange case of the man with "chronic deja vu" think one possible cause of the phenomenon could be anxiety. The man's condition was so persistent he avoided watching television, listening to the radio and reading newspapers because he felt he had "encountered it all before". Dr Chris Moulin, a cognitive neuropsychologist at the University of Bourgogne who worked on the study, says the man had a history of depression and anxiety, and had once taken the drug LSD whilst at university, but was otherwise completely healthy. "This...
  • West Virginia hospital sees many patients with abortion complications, says Doctor who...

    01/26/2015 9:55:15 AM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    clinicquotes.com ^ | March 11, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    FULL TITLE: West Virginia hospital sees many patients with abortion complications, says Doctor who supports admitting privileges for abortionists “We commonly (I personally probably at least weekly) see patients at Women’s and Children’s Hospital in our emergency room or ultrasound center with complications from abortions at the centers in Charleston: so much for “safe and legal.” These patients are told to come to our hospital because the abortion clinic providers do not have hospital privileges to care for their patients, so we must treat them as emergency “drop ins.… No other medical providers are allowed to care for patients, have...
  • Clarke D Forsythe describes at length why legal abortion deaths do not make it into CDC....

    01/25/2015 11:27:35 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    clinicquotes.com ^ | March 19, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    FULL TITLE: Clarke D Forsythe describes at length why legal abortion deaths do not make it into CDC and other statistics Clarke D Forsythe, in his excellent book Abuse of Discretion: the inside Story of Roe Versus Wade (buy the book on Amazon here) explains at length why legal abortion deaths and injuries do not make it into the published statistics. “Abortion injuries and deaths are washed out of the US public health system through a series of filters. The first filter is the clinics. Clinics do not take responsibility for injuries if they can avoid it. Standard procedure for...
  • Rape and the taking of life

    01/25/2015 9:16:03 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Clinicquotes.com ^ | August 20, 2013 | Sarah Terzo
    From a woman who had two abortions, one after rape: “Had I been told the truth about the risks that I was taking with my body and about the developing persons inside of me, I know that I would not have made the decision to destroy life. There are those people who can deliberately take the life of another person, but that is not my nature. Yet I must live with the truth, because that is what I have done. I still feel that I probably couldn’t have loved that child conceived of rape, but there are so many people...
  • Scheduled by her boyfriend to abort at Planned Parenthood, this young woman chose life

    01/25/2015 9:10:29 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jan 25, 2015 | Kristi Burton Brown
    Molly* – a beautiful girl with a sweet smile and an easy laugh – grew up in a Christian home. Taught to save sex for marriage, she changed her mind after she’d been dating Darren*. He said he loved her, and in her words, she “gave in.” Molly shares about the day she knew she was pregnant: One day I just knew I was pregnant and I told Darren I needed a test. We went to Target, and I went into the bathroom there and saw the positive test sign. Thoughts started swarming in my head and my heart. What...
  • Clinic worker on prepping abortion rooms: speed was more important than cleanliness

    01/25/2015 11:18:46 AM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jan 25, 2015 | Sarah Terzo
    From former clinic worker Catherine Adair:] One of my jobs as a medical assistant at Planned Parenthood was to clean the room in between abortions. I clearly remember how quickly we were required to work so that the doctors didn’t have to wait for the next abortion. I was never trained on OSHA regulations -speed was more important than being thorough. Blood spatter was often in the wall, floor and table when the next woman came in for her abortion. It disgusted me and I always wondered what the woman coming in thought and if she noticed it. Abortion clinics...
  • Biden to Doctors: Obamacare Settled It, Health Care is a ‘Right’

    01/25/2015 10:52:24 AM PST · by PROCON · 52 replies
    breitbart ^ | Jan. 25, 2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    Vice President Joe Biden wrapped up his California visit on Friday by telling doctors that the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, had “ended the debate” about whether health care is a privilege or a right, according to the Orange County Register. Biden was speaking to the Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit, congratulating doctors on a rapid reduction in the rate of hospital-borne infections in recent years. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also spoke to the meeting. There is no provision in the Constitution or in the text of the Obamacare bill that refers to health care as a...
  • Millions of GMO insects could be set loose in Florida Keys

    01/25/2015 9:42:05 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 25, 2015 11:36 AM EST | Jennifer Kay
    Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases. Never before have insects with modified DNA come so close to being set loose in a residential U.S. neighborhood. […] Dengue and chikungunya are growing threats in the U.S., but some people are more frightened at the thought of being bitten by a genetically modified organism. More than 130,000 signed a Change.org petition against the experiment. Even potential boosters say those responsible must do more to show that benefits outweigh the risks. […]...
  • Abortion activists call for Ferguson style revolution after disrupting Black pro-life rally

    01/24/2015 6:45:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | January 24, 2015 | saynsumthn
    Radical abortion supporters are calling for a Ferguson type revolution against pro-lifers in an odd place, outside a rally organized by Black preachers in California. The event was organized by Rev. Walter Hoye, a Black pro-life minister , and took place Friday in Oakland. An page on Hoye’s website about the rally reads, “We walk because abortion in the Black community is a form of genocide, it is the Darfur of America. We walk because abortion in Black America is the civil rights issue of our day. We walk because abortion does violence, both physically and emotionally, to men and...
  • 46 Years Ago: Glen Campbell Gets First Gold Single With ‘Wichita Lineman’

    01/24/2015 3:09:51 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 109 replies
    theboot.com ^ | 1-22-14 | Gayle Thompson
    Forty-six years ago today (Jan. 22, 1969), Glen Campbell struck gold for the first time. It was on this day that the singer earned the first gold single of his career, signifying sales of 500,000 copies, with ‘Wichita Lineman.’ The song, which was the title track of Campbell’s 12th studio album, was written by Jimmy Webb, who got the inspiration for the tune while driving through Washita County, Okla., when he saw a lone telephone lineman working on the top of a telephone pole. “I’m a songwriter, and I can write about anything I want to,” Webb says of his...
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Linked To Physiological Viral Shifts

    01/24/2015 10:30:04 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    diabetesinsider.com ^ | Jan 24 2015 - 1:02pm | Shelly Fraley
    Washington University School of Medicine researchers have found that those patients who suffer from inflammatory bowel diseases also had a greater variety of viruses contained within their digestive systems than they found in the bowels of health volunteers. This, they believe, suggests that viruses somehow play a role in the development of this condition. ... “This is the tip of the iceberg. A significant portion of the viral DNA we identified in these patients is unfamiliar to us—it comes from newly identified viruses we don’t know much about,” explains senior study author Herbert W. Virgin. “We have a great deal...
  • More privacy protection sought for feds’ health care website

    01/24/2015 4:40:33 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 24, 2015 3:12 AM EST | Jack Gillum and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    Privacy advocates say the Obama administration needs to make more changes to protect consumer privacy on the government’s health insurance website. The administration reversed course Friday and scaled back the release of personal information from HealthCare.gov, after The Associated Press reported that such details as consumers’ income and tobacco use were going to private companies with a commercial interest in the data.The episode could become a blemish on what’s otherwise shaping up as a successful open enrollment season for the second year of expanded coverage under President Barack Obama’s health care law. Lawmakers continue to insist on a full explanation....
  • Abortion Killed 19 Times as Many Blacks as Murder

    01/23/2015 3:46:41 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | January 23, 2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    (CNSNews.com) – For every black murder victim in 2011 there were 19 blacks killed by abortion, according to data from the FBI and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). 2011 is the latest year for which the data is available. The CDC’s Abortion Surveillance Report for 2011 shows that 117,293 black babies were aborted that year in the 32 states and the District of Columbia that report abortion numbers to the CDC. The FBI’s Uniform Crime Report for 2011, shows that 6,329 blacks were murder victims that year (5,416 males, 910 females, and 3 unknown gender).
  • 7 common beliefs that make you terribly unhappy

    01/23/2015 2:23:07 PM PST · by imardmd1 · 29 replies
    Jewish World Review/FamilyShare ^ | Jan. 21, 2015 | Susan Swann
    We are what we think. These seven popularly held beliefs are causing you unnecessary misery 1. Lust and love are the same 2. The more money you have, the happier you will be 3. Any dream can come true, if you want it badly enough 4. Perfection is good 5. My happiness is more important than yours 6. Success is permanent 7. Hope is not a strategy (content snipped out, check article for explanations)
  • Measles Outbreak That Started In California Expanding

    01/23/2015 11:37:42 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 26 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | 01/22/2015 | Staff
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A health warning. The extremely contagious measles virus is back. An outbreak that started at Disneyland is starting to sweep the country. Christie Ileto has the push for children to get vaccinated. Measles was thought to have been eliminated in the U.S. 15 years ago. Now its back, targeting those who haven’t been immunized. The outbreak that started in California’s Disneyland is expanding. At least 75 cases of measles span six states. “It’s scary to think the happiest place on Earth is infected with measles,” one Disney employee said. For this Disney employee, knowing co-workers are infected...
  • Pot-related poison control calls up in Washington, Colorado

    01/23/2015 10:37:58 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2015 1:36 PM EST | Gene Johnson
    Marijuana-related calls to poison control centers in Washington and Colorado have spiked since the states began allowing legal sales last year, with an especially troubling increase in calls concerning young children. New year-end data show that the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center received 151 calls for marijuana exposure last year, the first year of retail recreational pot sales. That was up from 88 calls in 2013 and 61 in 2012, the year voters made marijuana legal for adults over 21. …
  • New Orleans Bans Smoking Pretty Much Everywhere

    01/23/2015 7:12:45 AM PST · by Svartalfiar · 43 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 23, 2015 5:01 am | Elizabeth Harrington
    New Orleans passed a far-reaching smoking ban on Thursday that prohibits lighting up in bars, casinos, private clubs—even in the car while waiting in line at a drive-thru. Claiming there is no “constitutional right” to smoke, the New Orleans City Council unanimously voted to outlaw smoking and electronic cigarettes in indoor and outdoor public places.
  • Clinic workers hold woman down and force her to have abortion

    01/22/2015 7:10:52 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jan 21, 2015 | Sarah Terzo
    A pro-choice feminist who observed abortions at a busy abortion clinic for her book Abortion at Work: Ideology and Practice in a Feminist Clinic told the following story of a woman who came in for an abortion and did not speak English. When put on the operating table for her abortion, the woman struggled and tried to get up. However, she was not allowed to leave. Instead, she was held down on the table by three clinic workers while the doctor forcibly aborted her baby. Wendy Simonds, the author of the book, tells the story: The second woman was Japanese...
  • Girls as young as TEN are being given the contraceptive implant - sparking fears it puts .....

    01/22/2015 5:17:04 PM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    dailymail.com ^ | 17 January 2015 | Ollie Gillman for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Girls as young as TEN are being given the contraceptive implant - sparking fears it puts them at risk of 'horrendous abuse' Girls as young as 10 have been given the contraceptive implant, potentially exposing them to ‘horrendous abuse’. The primary school age children are among thousands of minors given the slow-release contraceptive device since 2010 despite being far under the age of consent. The implants, which have never been tested on under-18s, were given to at least three 10-year-olds in the last five years, according to figures obtained by MailOnline. East Lancashire NHS Trust, University Hospitals of...
  • Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards: ‘We Proudly…Provide Abortions’

    01/22/2015 9:44:47 AM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | January 21, 2015 | Penny Starr
    CNSNews.com) – At an invitation-only press conference on Tuesday at the National Press Club, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards told hand-picked reporters that her organization takes pride in the millions of abortions done at its affiliated clinics around the United States. “We proudly provide safe and legal abortion,” Richards said at the event. As CNSNews.com reported earlier, Planned Parenthood clinics did 327,653 abortions in its fiscal year 2014 (which ran from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014), according to Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s latest annual report. That works out to an average of 37 abortions per hour or...
  • March for Life Live Thread

    01/22/2015 8:18:13 AM PST · by cyclotic · 5 replies
    1-22-2014 | Cyclonic
    Please post your experience at 2015 March for Life
  • “This is Africa”: Stowaways caught on Navy ebola mission

    01/21/2015 9:31:07 AM PST · by wtd · 11 replies
    Netherlands Times ^ | Jan 21 2015 | Janene Van Jaarsveldt
    “This is Africa”: Stowaways caught on Navy ebola missionThree stowaways managed to hide on the Karel Doorman, the largest ship of the Royal Marines. “I was speechless”, says the commander of the ship. “This is Africa.” The crew of the Karel Doorman did everything in their power to safely complete the Ebola mission to West Africa. During the past two months the marine vessel successfully delivered large amounts of relief supplies to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Libera. Numerous safeguards were set to ensure that the crew is not infected with the deadly virus. Though the safeguards managed to prevent...
  • Chicago tops the 2014 Bed Bug Cities List for the third year in a row.

    01/21/2015 9:08:47 AM PST · by dennisw · 12 replies
    abc7chicago.com ^ | jan 21 2015
    Chicago tops the 2014 Bed Bug Cities List for the third year in a row. The list, released by pest control company Orkin, ranks the cities by the number of bed bug treatments Orkin performed from January to December 2014. Bed bugs were in the news throughout 2014 in the Windy City, with reports of the blood-sucking insects on public transit and inside several downtown office buildings, as well as in police headquarters, a fire station, school, library and movie theater. Seven cities made double-digit jumps on Orkin's Bed Bug Cities List compared to 2013, including Omaha, Neb. (+16), Lexington,...