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  • NASA's Far Out Search for Life

    07/23/2014 8:21:30 AM PDT · by fishtank · 17 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 7-23-14 | Brian Thomas
    NASA's Far Out Search for Life by Brian Thomas, M.S. * With lofty words about humanity’s future, NASA promoters discussed the hope of discovering life on other planets at a recent meeting in NASA headquarters in Washington.1 Despite billions of dollars spent on the decades-long search and the fact that not one shred of distant life evidence has been found, NASA continues to suggest that life might really be out there and that its discovery is within reach. Does scientific evidence really justify this expensive search for distant life? If not, what’s the driving force behind this program? The hope...
  • We Are Not Alone In Universe, NASA Scientists Say

    07/16/2014 4:36:49 AM PDT · by John W · 52 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | July 15, 2014 | Sara Gates
    It's highly unlikely we're alone in the universe, NASA experts are saying, and we may be close to finding alien life. In fact, it may happen in the next two decades. NASA held a panel discussion at the agency's Washington headquarters on Monday, where space experts talked about the search for Earth-like planets that host life. Based on recent advancements in space telescope technology, scientists estimated that in the coming decades we'll confirm suspicions that we're not alone. "I think in the next 20 years we will find out we are not alone in the universe," NASA astronomer Kevin Hand...
  • Will The Supreme Court Protect Hobby Lobby From the HHS Mandate? (Ruling this week..Your Prediction)

    06/23/2014 5:11:27 AM PDT · by xzins · 93 replies
    Life News ^ | 6/17/14 | Steven Ertelt
    The Supreme Court decision in the monumental Hobby Lobby case against the abortion mandate in Obamacare is expected either this week or next. The Obama administration is attempting to make Hobby Lobby and thousands of pro-life businesses and organizations comply with the HHS mandate that compels religious companies to pay for birth control and abortion-causing drugs for their employees. However, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to take up Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., a landmark case addressing the Constitutionally guaranteed rights of business owners to operate their family companies without violating their deeply held religious convictions. Kristina Arriaga, Executive...
  • Would You Choose Immortality?

    06/19/2014 10:34:45 AM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 90 replies
    Ricochet ^ | June 19,2014 | Melissa Dawdy
    After reading Jon Gabriel’s recent piece regarding funerals, it occurred to me that ever since I learned about mortality (at about age four), I’ve wanted absolutely nothing to do with it. I’ve kept in shape and have always enjoyed lots of butter (I knew it was good for me before Time announced it!). But I still know that, in the end, death is a place where we are all equal. Science and technology will eventually find a way for people to live a very long time, if not “forever.” The first to benefit will be the very wealthy, but the...
  • How Will You Spend Your Penny (Life)?

    06/12/2014 4:20:16 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 7 replies
    IFB ^ | 6/12/14
    My friends, our little lives (born - die) are but a penny, a one cent coin, easily spent and giving very little satisfaction in doing so. We – as frail human beings - are here on this planet for just a brief moment and then we are gone (Job 14:1-2, Eccl. 1:1-3, Isa. 40:6,1 Peter 1:24). Indeed, all we are is dust in the wind. To put “all of our eggs” into the temporal and doomed basket of this life (existence) is the height of insanity, delusional folly, rebellion and unbelief. ETERNITY is our future and we must all be...
  • California ProLife Council: 2014 Primary Voter Guides (Vote PRO-LIFE today!)

    06/03/2014 5:37:31 AM PDT · by Yossarian · 7 replies
    California ProLife Council ^ | 6/3/14 | California ProLife Council
    Hi all- Here is the web page from the California ProLife Council giving links to their voter guides for each region of the Golden State. Each guide lists candidates, how they responded to a pro-life questionnaire, and if they are "endorsed" candidates. 2014 Primary Regional Voter Guides Central Coast Voter Guide   East Bay Voter Guide   Long Beach/Los Angeles Voter Guide   Orange County Voter Guide   San Diego Voter Guide   San Francisco Voter Guide   San Jose/Santa Cruz Voter Guide   Central Valley Voter Guide   Inland Empire Voter Guide   North Bay Voter Guide Sacramento/Sierra Voter...
  • Life Lessons From Navy SEAL Training

    05/25/2014 8:19:48 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal | 5/23/14 | William H. McRaven
    The University of Texas slogan is "What starts here changes the world." I have to admit—I kinda like it. "What starts here changes the world." Tonight there are almost 8,000 students graduating from UT. That great paragon of analytical rigor, Ask.Com, says that the average American will meet 10,000 people in their lifetime. That's a lot of folks. But if every one of you changed the lives of just 10 people, and each one of those folks changed the lives of another 10 people—just 10—then in five generations, 125 years, the class of 2014 will have changed the lives of...
  • SPEAK LIFE

    05/21/2014 11:03:37 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    You are mine entirely now for My Flames have touched you and bathed you in My Glory among the coals and now I AM the Gold and Silver in your life for "The Veil is torn " and now the Fullness and Saphire of My Spirit (( ( RESIDES ) )) in you in a abundantly overflowing manner and My Eyes( 7 Spirits of The Lord) are yours for you have already obediently sat quietly at my feet and listened intently for my Voice and will . So now "Take" the Fullness of My Kingdom to the reckless and lost...
  • Time to Call out National Right to Life for their hypocrisy!

    05/15/2014 9:09:58 AM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 29 replies
    Vanity | 5-15-14 | Self
    National Right to Life, like National Rifle Association, has gone full Washington establishment. NRL has endorsed Lindsey Graham - and they endorsed Thom Tillis in NC for their primary. Clearly there are better candidates for the cause they pretend to care about….but they have their Washington HQ's and they have been corrupted. Thoughts?
  • Warren Buffett Gave Enough to Abort All of Chicago (more than 2.5 million lives)

    05/14/2014 10:42:25 AM PDT · by xzins · 44 replies
    CBN ^ | May 14, 2014 | CBNNews.com
    Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is being called "the true face of abortion." The Media Research Center's Culture and Media Institute discovered that Buffett gave roughly $1.2 billion to abortion groups around the world between 2001 and 2012. That's potentially enough money to abort the entire population of Chicago -- or more than two-and-a-half million lives. Among the groups Buffett helped fund are Planned Parenthood, NARAL and the Population Council. The biggest portion, almost $300 million, went to Planned Parenthood. The major media outlets often report on Buffett's "philanthropy," but they've ignored his billion dollar abortion funding. "The liberal media love...
  • Priests for Life: HHS Law Violates Our 'Reason for Existence'

    05/09/2014 7:06:10 AM PDT · by xzins · 5 replies
    CBN ^ | Friday, May 09, 2014 | Paul Strand
    WASHINGTON -- The Christian organization Priests for Life told a federal court Thursday that the HHS mandate requiring it to provide employees free contraception -- some of which induces abortion -- would force the group to violate the very reason for its existence. Many religious organizations back Priests for Life in this case because they, too, could be forced to support a mandate that violates their faith. "When a group like Priests for Life is being attacked, I think that says something," Alison Howard, with Concerned Women for America, said. "The pendulum's swung so far that the federal government could...
  • You Won’t Believe What a Twin Who Survived Abortion Says in a Letter to the Abortion Doctor

    05/01/2014 6:53:13 AM PDT · by xzins · 28 replies
    Life News ^ | 4/29/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Claire Culwell knows what it’s like to be a survivor. At the age of 13, her mother learned she was pregnant and decided to have an abortion, though she didn’t know she was pregnant with twins. After she had an abortion of Claire’s brother, she returned to the abortion clinic after realizing she still had a growing and developing baby inside of her. Told she was too late to have a second abortion, she gave birth to Claire, who struggled on life support as she dealt with a myriad of medical issues following her birth. Despite the obstacles she has...
  • Whoever made this was (trying to be clever, and) more right than they know about making mistakes

    04/24/2014 10:07:44 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-24-14 | The Looking Spoon
    This is only true if you're a pigheaded narcissist who thinks nothing of consequence existed before you were born.Life comes with TONS of instructions if you're willing to recognize them.History books (use with caution, liberals write them)Your community (church, etc.)The Bible (or whatever text your religion uses)Your parents/family.If you have none of these things (really?) then you can rely on basic skills of observation to avoid the mistakes others around you make.
  • Alabama High Court Declares Unborn Children Have Rights

    04/24/2014 5:51:06 AM PDT · by xzins · 20 replies
    CBN ^ | 4/24/2014 | CBN
    The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled that the word "child" includes both the born and unborn. The decision comes in the case of a woman who was convicted for using cocaine during her pregnancy. Her baby tested positive for the drug at his birth. Under Alabama law that is considered "chemical endangerment of a child." The court ruled the state has a legitimate interest in protecting the lives of children from the earliest stages of their development. "God, not governments and legislatures, gives persons these inherent natural rights," Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore and Justice Tom Parker wrote in their...
  • Huckabee: No Social Issues, No Evangelical Votes

    04/22/2014 5:26:46 AM PDT · by xzins · 167 replies
    CBN ^ | Apr 21, 2014 | David Brody
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee warned if the Republican Party ignores social issues in the upcoming national elections, then evangelical voters will simply stay home. The evangelical vote in America has been a key ingredient in deciding who becomes the Republican nominee for president. Polling bears that out. Yet the social issues near and dear to the hearts of evangelicals are under attack within Republican circles. A few years ago, former Gov. Mitch Daniels, R-Ind., wanted to declare a truce on the hot button social issues. "All I was saying was we are going to need to unify all kinds...
  • IRS Confirms Abortions are Eligible for a Tax Deduction

    04/16/2014 8:12:04 AM PDT · by xzins · 21 replies
    Life News ^ | 4/15/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Here’s something from the “Did you know that?” category. Did you know that abortions are apparently eligible for a tax deduction? That appears to be true, so says the IRS.irs From the Washington Examiner, in a list of odd tax deductions: Have an abortion, get a tax deduction! How strange that pro-abortion advocates aren’t using this as a selling point. Hmmm. Oh, and while they hyperventilate over Hobby Lobby not wanting to provide every type of birth control without a co-pay, it turns out that birth control pills can be deducted if prescribed by a doctor. Also, you can deduct...
  • Bill signed allowing surprise inspections of Arizona abortion clinics

    04/15/2014 7:13:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 15, 2014 | BY DAVID SCHWARTZ
    Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Tuesday signed into a law a bill allowing state health authorities to conduct surprise inspections of abortion clinics without first obtaining a warrant, handing another victory to abortion foes. The Republican-backed bill, which gained final legislative approval from the state Senate last week, removes a provision from state law requiring a judge to approve any spot inspections conducted at the nine clinics in Arizona licensed to perform abortions. No other medical facilities in the state require such a warrant for unannounced inspections.
  • NYC’s tanning salons inspected more regularly than abortion clinics

    04/07/2014 8:56:52 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | 04/07/2014 | Carl Campanile
    The state Health Department is failing to inspect many of New York’s abortion clinics — with some facilities escaping scrutiny for more than a decade, bombshell documents obtained by The Post reveal. Health inspectors regulate 25 diagnostic and treatment clinics and surgery centers that provide abortion services — though pro-choice advocates say there are 225 abortion service providers in New York state. Eight of the 25 clinics were never inspected over the 2000-12 span, five were inspected just once, and eight were inspected only twice or three times — meaning once every four or six years. A total of just...
  • Mom With Cancer Dies After Incredibly Selfless Act to Protect the Life of Her Unborn Baby Girl

    04/03/2014 8:13:32 AM PDT · by xzins · 66 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Apr. 2, 2014 | Billy Hallowell
    A New York woman died last month after making the ultimate sacrifice for her unborn baby girl — delaying cancer treatment and forging on with her pregnancy. Elizabeth Joice was first diagnosed with a malignant tumor in 2010, though she was declared cancer-free after undergoing surgery and four rounds of chemotherapy. After clearing that barrier, she and her husband, Max, wanted to start a family, but doctors told her it would be virtually impossible to conceive. But Joice was a fighter. Defying the odds yet again, she and her husband announced that they were pregnant in the summer of 2013,...
  • Dying Dad Walks 11-Year-Old Daughter Down 'Aisle' in Heartbreaking Ceremony

    04/02/2014 2:40:27 PM PDT · by Borges · 52 replies
    ABC ^ | 4/2/2014 | RHEANA MURRAY
    It was a day she’ll never forget. An 11-year-old girl from California walked down the aisle with her dying dad in a tear-jerking ceremony that pronounced the pair “daddy and daughter.” “It was not easy to do, let me tell you, but I wouldn’t change it for the world,” said Jim Zetz, 62, who has stage-4 pancreatic cancer and is expected to live only a few more months. “In twenty years, when she really gets married, she’s going to be happy that happened," he said.
  • Man's parents win fight to keep him on life support

    03/27/2014 1:03:07 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 32 replies
    kvue.com ^ | March 27, 2014 at 10:44 AM | TINA SHIVELY and ASHLEY GOUDEAU
    GEORGETOWN, Texas -- The parents of a Killeen man on life support have won a battle to keep him alive. Attorneys representing 43-year-old Terry Mace and his parents came to an agreement Thursday outside of court. Terry Allen Mace and Carol Mace will have control over their son's financial matter, as well as the ability to keep him on life support for the next 60 days. Mace's estranged wife was not a part of Thursday's proceedings. Her attorney did not contest the order presented to her by Mace's Attorney Ad Litem. On March 6, former Army Staff Sergeant turned military...
  • This simple observation is also true of the American political system (especially under Democrats)

    03/21/2014 1:23:45 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-21-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • Texas woman gives birth to quintuplets

    03/21/2014 6:36:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Fox ^ | 3/21/14
    Dallas.. (AP PHOTO/BAYLOR HEALTH, WIECK) Premature quintuplets born this week in North Texas are doing “remarkably well,” their doctor said Thursday. Dr. Vijay Nama, director of neonatology at the Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, said during a news conference that the four girls and one boy were breathing on their own after birth, and although four were later put on machines to help their breathing, all are expected to be off the machines soon. He expects the babies to remain in the hospital for six to seven weeks.
  • 303 Deaths Seen in G.M. Cars With Failed Air Bags [Obama Motors KILLS PEOPLE!]

    03/14/2014 8:39:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | 3/14/14 | DANIELLE IVORY and HILARY STOUT
    As lawmakers press General Motors and regulators over their decade-long failure to correct a defective ignition switch, a new review of federal crash data shows that 303 people died after the air bags failed to deploy on two of the models that were recalled last month. The review of the air bag failures from 2003 to 2012, by the Friedman Research Corporation, adds to the mounting reports of problems that went unheeded before General Motors announced last month that it was recalling more than 1.6 million cars worldwide because of the defective switch.
  • Sunday Stories: “99 Red Balloons” [aka life as a car salesman]

    03/09/2014 5:43:23 PM PDT · by nascarnation · 29 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | 4/9/14 | Bark M.
    That Saturday was my first at Wayne Nelson Automotive. I was fresh out of college—and when I say fresh out of college, I don’t mean I was a college graduate. I mean that I was fresh out of money. My parents hadn’t been able to give me much help for college, so I had been forced to “take a break,” as I called it, just after my twentieth birthday. The job market for under-experienced kids wasn’t so hot, so I answered an ad on a jobs board for a “New Car Consultant” at Wayne Nelson, which was the biggest dealer...
  • Dear Mommy, I'm Sorry

    02/16/2014 7:28:00 PM PST · by OneVike · 33 replies
    ???????? | Unknown
    Dear Mommy,I'm Sorry I am in Heaven now, sitting on Jesus' lap. He loves me and cries with me; for my heart has been broken. I so wanted to be your little girl. I don't quite understand what has happened. I was so excited when I began realizing my chance. I was in a dark, yet comfortable place. I saw I had fingers and toes. I was pretty far along in my developing, yet not near ready to leave my surroundings. I spent most of my time thinking or sleeping. Even from my earliest days, I felt a special...
  • This is What We All Looked Like at 12 Weeks. Legal to Kill in All 50 States.

    02/07/2014 1:51:04 PM PST · by lbryce · 19 replies
  • That's me in mum's tum! Amazing 3D pictures that made Kate Wighton fall in love with her baby girl

    02/04/2014 5:38:58 PM PST · by sinsofsolarempirefan · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 February 2014 | KATE WIGHTON
    Seven weeks ago, after what seemed like an eternal labour, a warm, wet bundle of a baby was placed on my chest, and I looked down for the first glimpse of my daughter, Alice. She appeared rather cross — but the frown she had on her tiny face was by now familiar to me and her dad, Mike. For this wasn’t the first time we’d seen it. Just a few months earlier, we had watched her yawn, scowl, and even smile in magnificent 3D.
  • FR is pro-God, pro-Life, pro-family, pro-constitution, pro-limited government. Period!!

    02/03/2014 11:43:22 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 184 replies
    February 3, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    FR is pro-God, pro-Life, pro-family, pro-constitution, pro-limited government and will remain that way. Regardless of any consequences!! You're either with us on this or against us. Moderation is not the solution, it is the problem!! We do not surrender, we do not retreat, we do not negotiate or compromise on our unalienable rights to Life and Liberty or our sovereignty!! Karl Rove and the GOP-e moderates and all like them can KMA!! You cannot moderate evil, you fight it!!
  • Gimme Shelter movie inspires with real life story of survival

    01/30/2014 12:08:57 PM PST · by usalady · 4 replies
    Examiner ^ | Jan. 30, 2014 | Martha
    Gimme Shelter has been described by reviewers as a movie that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats. However it is more than just than the story of a young woman’s dehumanizing experiences. It provides insight into a journey that began with hopelessness and desperation and because of the caring and support of others who guided her choice of a better life.
  • Texas hospital to take pregnant, brain-dead woman off ventilator (Update: It's been done)

    01/26/2014 11:20:25 AM PST · by Zakeet · 364 replies
    CNN ^ | January 26, 2014 | Matt Smith and Jason Morris
    A Texas hospital has agreed to remove a pregnant and brain-dead woman from a ventilator, after a wrenching court fight about who is alive, who is dead and how the presence of a fetus changes the equation. Sunday's announcement came two days after a judge in Fort Worth ordered John Peter Smith Hospital to remove any artificial means of life support from Marlise Munoz, as her family had asked. The hospital had said it was following a state law that requires hospitals to maintain life-sustaining treatment for a pregnant patient. [Snip] [Breaking news update, 1:50 p.m. ET]The brain-dead and pregnant...
  • 41st anniversary of Roe v Wade, ie, liberal/progressive extremism gone wild. [FReepathon XI]

    01/22/2014 11:12:30 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 587 replies
    We are reminded as we pass the 41st anniversary of Roe v Wade of where the immoral godless extremism of the liberal/progressive movement leads. Roe is responsible for the slaughter of more than 55 million babies in our country - more than 1.3 million a year. Life has been the standard for all civilized societies throughout the history of mankind. With few exceptions, only in godless totalitarian societies run by ruthless kings or dictators would you find governments wantonly slaughtering millions of its own citizens. In modern times that would be leftist/fascist dictators such as Lennon, Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Pol...
  • 19 Beautiful Reminders Why Americans March for Life Today

    01/22/2014 4:50:55 AM PST · by Old Badger · 13 replies
    Today, tens of thousands of people from around the country will gather in Washington to brave the cold for a cause they believe in. Some are marching for the first time, and others have been traveling to the nation’s capital since the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973. For the 41st year, they’ll meet again for the same reason — the sanctity of life. We’re also celebrating life today, and we hope you will, too. Here are 19 moving reminders of the beauty of new life:
  • Woman claims Texans RB Arian Foster is pressuring her to abort his baby

    01/14/2014 12:13:12 PM PST · by thetallguy24 · 39 replies
    KHOU 11 News ^ | 01/13/14 | Jeremy Rogalski
    HOUSTON – A Houston woman who says she is pregnant with Arian Foster’s baby is taking the Texans running back to court. Brittany Norwood, a 20-year-old University of Houston senior, says Foster has been pressuring her to get an abortion. Norwood claims she didn’t know Foster was married with children when she had sex with him last summer. She said they were first intimate at Hotel ZaZa where Foster was staying during training camp. Norwood said they also spent a week together in California in November while Foster was recovering from back surgery. Norwood sold photos of them together in...
  • What Is Eternal Life?

    07/26/2012 3:15:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 43 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | July 25, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I often think we haven’t done a very good job in setting forth the doctrine of Eternal Life. For most people the concept seems a rather flat one, namely, that we shall live for ever and ever and ever…. And frankly for many such a concept seems rather unappealing even if the place of it is heaven. Heaven too is often poorly understood. It is reduced to a rather egocentric notion of a place where I will be happy. I’ll have a mansion, I’ll see my mother again, I won’t suffer…. But most moderns in their description never get around...
  • Planned Parenthood Representative Says Christianity is “Going Down”

    01/06/2014 8:43:49 PM PST · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    LifeNews ^ | January 6, 2014 | Matt Barber
    Valerie Tarico is one such God-denier. She’s on a fool’s errand. A steadfast disciple to the unholy trinity of “LGBT,” atheist and pro-abortion activism, Ms. Tarico proudly sits on the Board of Advocates for Planned Parenthood – America’s premier one-stop-death-shop. [Snip] She then rattles off a litany of tired claims the pagan left has repeated annually since the year 0001. The nutshell? Atheism is on the rise, while Christianity is in decline. “Queer sexuality” is winning, while “biblical sexuality” is losing, yada, yada and so forth. (Total truth, of course, can be ignored, disobeyed, denied, temporarily repressed or masked, but...
  • Terri Schiavo family becomes involved in Jahi's case [Oakland Teen Facing Death]

    01/02/2014 5:48:01 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 57 replies
    UPI ^ | 1/1/14
    The family of Terri Schiavo, a comatose woman who died in 2005, has become involved in helping the family of a comatose California teenager. Jahi McMath's family hopes to transfer the 13-year-old from Children's Hospital Oakland to New Beginnings, a New York facility dedicated to Schiavo's memory, the San Jose Mercury News reported. Jahi's family has gone to court to force Children's to keep her on a ventilator, while the hospital contends she is brain dead. Schiavo was the focus of a lengthy legal battle between her husband, who wanted to remove her from a feeding tube and allow her...
  • Coca Cola Life - Ser Padres HD (The best pro-life commercial)

    12/30/2013 9:40:58 AM PST · by Not gonna take it anymore · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | Published on Dec 3, 2013 | santobuenosaires
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sNlcwAh83Y Great commercial.
  • Abortion Rate Continues to Decline

    12/18/2013 5:24:57 PM PST · by Sparticus · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | December 18, 2013 | Michael J. New
    Last month, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released abortion figures for the year 2010. The data indicates that the national abortion rate continues its 20 year decline. The number of abortions performed declined by 3 percent between 2009 and 2010. This decline is fairly consistent across the country. The number of abortions went down in 36 of the 44 states that reported data to the CDC. Furthermore, there was no strong regional variation in the decline. The decline in southern states was actually slightly less than the national average. The abortion decline was nearly equal in red states and...
  • Children of rape offer support for Michigan abortion insurance bill: 'We are not exceptions'

    12/09/2013 7:57:36 AM PST · by Darren McCarty · 3 replies
    Mlive ^ | 12-3-2013 | Jonathan Oosting
    LANSING, MI -- A group of adults conceived through rape, as well as survivors of sexual assaults, gathered at the Michigan Capitol on Tuesday to offer support for a controversial bill that would require women to purchase a separate rider if they want abortion coverage in their health insurance plan. The bill, spearheaded by Right to Life of Michigan and now awaiting action in the state Legislature, does not include any exceptions to cover abortion in the case of rape, incest or general health of the mother. "No child deserves to be punished for the crimes of their father," said...
  • Life beyond Earth? Nasa finds water in five distant planets

    12/04/2013 7:16:52 AM PST · by oxcart · 51 replies
    Firstpost.com ^ | 12/04/13
    Washington: In an encouraging sign of life beyond earth, Nasa scientists have found faint signatures of water in the atmospheres of five distant planets. Though the presence of atmospheric water was reported previously on a few exo-planets orbiting stars beyond the solar system, but this is the first study to conclusively measure and compare the profiles and intensities of these signatures on multiple worlds, Nasa said. The strengths of their water signatures varied, it said. WASP-17b, a planet with an especially puffed-up atmosphere, and HD209458b had the strongest signals. The signatures for the other three planets, WASP-12b, WASP-19b and XO-1b,...
  • Boris Johnson: some people are too stupid to get on in life

    11/27/2013 4:45:33 PM PST · by Dysart · 17 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 11-27-13 | Peter Dominiczak
    Economic equality will never be possible because some people are too stupid to get ahead, Boris Johnson said on Wednesday night. Natural differences between human beings will always mean that some will succeed and others will fail, the Mayor of London said in a speech. Despite calling for more to be done to help talented people from poor backgrounds to advance — including state-funded places at private schools — Mr Johnson said some people would always find it easier to get ahead than others. “Whatever you may think of the value of IQ tests, it is surely relevant to a...
  • Team of pro-life leaders launches the ‘pro-life Drudge Report’ - ProLifeWire

    11/21/2013 3:40:37 PM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 21, 2013 | JOHN JALSEVAC
    Nov. 21, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life activists looking for up-to-the-minute news and commentary about pro-life issues have another website to add to their bookmark bar, with the launch of ProLifeWire today. Styled on the extremely popular conservative news nexus The Drudge Report, the creator and editors of ProLifeWire hope to provide a comprehensive snapshot of the current news on pro-life issues around the world, by providing carefully vetted and categorized headlines and links to other news agencies. The brainchild of pro-life activist Andy Moore, ProLifeWire has in been development for barely a week, after the idea for the site...
  • Patient in 'Vegetative State' Not Just Aware, but Paying Attention

    11/01/2013 6:52:49 AM PDT · by Salman · 24 replies
    Science News ^ | Oct. 31, 2013 | Science News
    A patient in a seemingly vegetative state, unable to move or speak, showed signs of attentive awareness that had not been detected before, a new study reveals. This patient was able to focus on words signalled by the experimenters as auditory targets as successfully as healthy individuals. If this ability can be developed consistently in certain patients who are vegetative, it could open the door to specialised devices in the future and enable them to interact with the outside world. The research, by scientists at the Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (MRC CBSU) and the University of...
  • Americans keep moving to states with low taxes and housing costs

    10/31/2013 12:03:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 30, 2013 | MICHAEL BARONE
    Critics charge that Texas’s growth depends on the oil and gas industries and is weighted toward low-wage jobs. But in fact, Texas’s low-tax, light-regulation policies have produced a highly diversified economy that from 2002 to 2011 created nearly one-third of the nation’s highest-paying jobs. In those years, its number of upper- and middle-income jobs grew 24 percent.Where are Americans moving, and why? Timothy Noah, writing in the Washington Monthly, professes to be puzzled. He points out that people have been moving out of states with high per capita incomes -- Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Maryland -- to states with lower...
  • Carhart Gets Away With Murder: No Punishment for Killing Woman in 33-Week Abortion

    10/17/2013 5:26:40 PM PDT · by xzins · 25 replies
    Life News.com ^ | 10/16/13 | Cheryl Sullenger, Steven Ertelt
    The Maryland Board of Physicians has decided not to take action against late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart for the death of Jennifer Morbelli, a 29-year old woman who suffered fatal complications from a very late 33-week abortion. The official death certificate for Jennifer Morbelli confirms the young woman died on February 7, 2013, from complications to a 33-week abortion done by late-term abortion practitioner LeRoy Carhart. But the Maryland county police closed their investigation Monday without filing criminal charges. The medical examiner’s office confirmed a botched 33-week abortion killed the young woman. “We are horrified at the decision of the Maryland...
  • 3 Gifts of the Resurrection

    10/12/2013 10:44:58 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 2 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 10-1-13 | Trevin Wax
    If you listen carefully, you can hear echoes of the resurrection in the great, epic stories we return to again and again. Those stories lead us to a poi­nt of despair where all seems to be lost, only then to erupt into uncontainable joy as good triumphs over evil. There is a reason these stories resonate with us. In one way or another, they model and mimic the true story of our world. A story of perfection and paradise, corrupted by human sin and wickedness, redeemed by a selfless sacrifice, and restored through a triumphant return. This is the true...
  • Researchers Find Brain Activity Beyond the Flat Line

    10/03/2013 9:31:17 PM PDT · by bunkerhill7 · 19 replies
    Bioscience Technology ^ | 10/01/2013 | Cynthia Fox
    “Fascinating,” says medical resuscitation expert Sam Parnia of a recent PLOS One study finding highly unexpected electrical activity in the hippocampus of one man, and 26 cats, with flat-lined “isoelectric” electroencephalograms (EEGs). The isoelectric flat line—so popular in movies and on TV shows—helps determine if patients are in a brain death they can’t recover from.
  • Seventy years in a minute and a half – As seen on T.V.

    09/28/2013 3:26:32 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | September 27, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The video below shows the span of one woman’s life, some seventy years in less than a minute. How swiftly she moves through the stages of her life, from infancy to her golden years.My mind drifted back to a photo album my father once assembled not long before his death. In the frontispiece he etched a quote, from Psalm 103:But as for man, his days are like the grass, or as the flower of the field. The Wind blows and he is gone, And his place never sees him, anymore.Indeed, our lives do pass swiftly. I often wonder of the...
  • Harry Reid To Republicans: "Get A Life" (& stop talking about ObamaCare)

    09/27/2013 2:34:02 PM PDT · by Libloather · 61 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 9/27/13 | Andrew Kaczynski
    **SNIP** “Here’s a president, who less than a year ago, won the election by 5 million votes, 5 million votes. ObamaCare has been the law for four years. Why don’t they get a life and talk about something else? People deserve better,” he said. The battle to fund the government now heads back to the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.