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  • To Heaven... and Back

    05/11/2012 11:59:23 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 6 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | May 11, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    If Steve Jobs' "Oh, wow... oh WOW!" wasn't enough for you... Now we've got another sane, intelligent, sensible, only vaguely religious person giving us a peek of life on the other side...and boyis she ever convincing:_______________________________________________________________________ I felt no pain... I was struggling (drowning in a kayak)... at that point, I really did give-up my spirit over to God. I immediatelyexperienced complete and absolute peace... calm... I had no pain, I felt great. And I was being held, and comforted, and re-assured as then my body was sucked-out of the boat (into the water) and my spirit peeled-away from...
  • Dissident makes plea to leave China [Obama Hates Blind Anti-Abortionists]

    05/03/2012 7:38:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    abc.net ^ | 5/3/12
    The Chinese dissident at the centre of a diplomatic storm has told the ABC he now believes he and his family are in danger in China and he wants the United States government to get him out of the country. That's despite a deal between Beijing and Washington under which he left the US embassy in Beijing last night in return for guarantees of his safety. But Chen Guangcheng, who's in hospital in Beijing, says he now knows more about the danger he faces in China.
  • Dissident makes plea to leave China [Obama Hates Blind Anti-Abortionists]

    05/03/2012 7:38:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper
    abc.net ^ | 5/3/12
    The Chinese dissident at the centre of a diplomatic storm has told the ABC he now believes he and his family are in danger in China and he wants the United States government to get him out of the country. That's despite a deal between Beijing and Washington under which he left the US embassy in Beijing last night in return for guarantees of his safety. But Chen Guangcheng, who's in hospital in Beijing, says he now knows more about the danger he faces in China.
  • Dissident makes plea to leave China [Obama Hates Blind Anti-Abortionists]

    05/03/2012 7:38:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    abc.net ^ | 5/3/12
    The Chinese dissident at the centre of a diplomatic storm has told the ABC he now believes he and his family are in danger in China and he wants the United States government to get him out of the country. That's despite a deal between Beijing and Washington under which he left the US embassy in Beijing last night in return for guarantees of his safety. But Chen Guangcheng, who's in hospital in Beijing, says he now knows more about the danger he faces in China.
  • We are the resistance!! Perhaps the last line of resistance!! [FReepathon thread XVII]

    05/01/2012 1:50:57 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 261 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | May 1, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    <p>This FReepathon thread is intended for FReepers who believe in and support our pro-life, pro-family, pro-limited government conservative causes, enjoy reading and participating on FR, think it's a worthwhile endeavor and would like to help us keep it going. All others should jump to my disclaimer posted at the bottom of this post. Do not be a disrupter.</p>
  • How Babies Were Left to Die: Nurse Recounts Horrors of Infanticide Practice Barack Obama Protected

    04/29/2012 3:18:40 PM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 12, 2008 | John Jalsevac
    August 12, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - At the same time that the National Right to Life Committee has unearthed documents proving that Barack Obama repeatedly voted against a bill that would have protected children born alive after an attempted abortion, Illuminati Pictures has released a video of an interview with a nurse who witnessed the very practice that Obama protected while in the Illinois senate (See: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/aug/08081101.html  ). Jill Stanek was a nurse at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois in 1999 when she discovered that babies born alive after failed abortions purposely were being left to die in the "soiled...
  • Dad rescues brain dead son from doctors wishing to harvest his organs...

    04/26/2012 6:52:49 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 102 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 25, 2012 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    ...boy recovers completely Although a team of four physicians insisted that his son was brain-dead following the wreck, Thorpes father enlisted the help of a general practitioner and a neurologist, who demonstrated that his son still had brain wave activity. The doctors agreed to bring him out of the coma, and five weeks later Thorpe left the hospital, having almost completely recovered.
  • Dignity2012 in Massachusetts: Saying no to an anguished plea for help and love

    04/25/2012 12:48:20 PM PDT · by cleghornboy
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 25, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    In its Declaration on Euthanasia issued on May 5, 1980, the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith had this to say: "Human life is the basis of all goods, and is the necessary source and condition of every human activity and of all society. Most people regard life as something sacred and hold that no one may dispose of it at will, but believers see in life something greater, namely, a gift of God's love, which they are called upon to preserve and make fruitful. And it is this latter consideration that gives rise to the following consequences:...
  • Stand Your Ground laws and the dignity of human life

    04/22/2012 6:27:04 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    19 April, 2012 | AWR Hawkins
    Lately, with Trayvon Martins death serving as a focal point for anti-gunners, Stand Your Ground laws have come under attack from every corner. Gun-grabbers of all stripes have voiced their outrage over the peoples right to bear the arms they keep, and to actually use those arms to defend their own lives. And while what happened that fateful night between Martin and George Zimmerman is being examined in a court of law as it should be the justification for Stand Your Ground laws will not stand or fall with the judges decision: rather, the justification for such laws...
  • New estimates show black men gain, women lose in longevity

    04/20/2012 7:34:22 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | April 19, 2012 | Diane C. Lade and Dana Williams
    Black men in South Florida have made tremendous strides in longevity, according to new estimates released Thursday. Those born in 2009 could expect to live 7 years longer than those born two decades earlier. But researchers with the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation who calculated lifespans in every U.S. county in 1989, 1999 and 2009 also said there was troubling news. The numbers show women's lifespan gains have slowed to a crawl nationwide. Also, how long one might live varies hugely among counties in the same state, hinting at differences in healthcare access.
  • Abortion: Ayn Rand Lexicon

    04/15/2012 1:35:51 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    An embryo has no rights. Rights do not pertain to a potential, only to an actual being. A child cannot acquire any rights until it is born. The living take precedence over the not-yet-living (or the unborn). Abortion is a moral rightwhich should be left to the sole discretion of the woman involved; morally, nothing other than her wish in the matter is to be considered. Who can conceivably have the right to dictate to her what disposition she is to make of the functions of her own body?
  • Catholic Vote Election 2012

    04/10/2012 12:51:31 PM PDT · by DLfromthedesert · 4 replies
    Video ^ | 4/10/2012 | Cardinal Dolan
    A powerful video, no matter what your faith
  • IN PASSIONE ET MORTI DOMINI ~ THE PASSION AND DEATH OF OUR JESUS THE CHRIST

    04/06/2012 10:57:50 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot
    Robert Drobot | Anno Dmini 6 April 2012 | Most Holy Trinity
    IN PASSIONE ET MORTI DOMINI ~ The Passion and Death of Christ Jesus Statio ad S. Crucem in Ierusalem ~ Station at Holy Cross in Jerusalem Color: Nigrum ~ Black Vestments I Classis ~ First Class Observance 6 April 2012 Anno Dmini D uring the late Middle Ages, when heathen muslim occupation of the Holy Land prevented devout pilgrims from visiting Christianity's Most Sacred Sites, the faithful made replicas of those Holy Sites in Western and Eastern Europe, where they would come to pray.Roman Catholics sought greater detail about the Passion of the Lord, beyond...
  • Did Obama Campaign Threaten Life of Chelsea Clinton to Keep Parents Silent on Obamas Ineligibility?

    04/04/2012 7:57:36 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 50 replies
    godfatherpolitics.com ^ | 4/3/2012 | da Tagliare
    Most people in the US, especially Democrats, believe that the Obama Birther Movement was started by Republicans and or the Tea Party. They believe it is a smear campaign aimed to tarnish the image of their hero of change. But they may be shocked to learn that the Birther Movement was actually started by former President Bill Clinton and Hillary back in 2008. Bettina Viviano was a vice president with Amblin Enterntainment, Steven Spielbergs company, before launching her own film production company in 1990. In 2008, Viviano was asked to produce a documentary about voter fraud within the Democratic Party....
  • Don't Stop Believing: Vanity

    04/02/2012 6:53:19 PM PDT · by Bikkuri · 42 replies
    Sorry... I have been wanting to post this for months..
  • After-birth abortion: why should the baby live?

    03/30/2012 7:33:11 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Journal of Medical Ethics (yes, believe it or not) ^ | February 23, 2012 | Alberto Giubilini, Francesca Minerva
    Abortion is largely accepted even for reasons that do not have anything to do with the fetus' health. By showing that (1) both fetuses and newborns do not have the same moral status as actual persons, (2) the fact that both are potential persons is morally irrelevant and (3) adoption is not always in the best interest of actual people, the authors argue that what we call after-birth abortion (killing a newborn) should be permissible in all the cases where abortion is, including cases where the newborn is not disabled.
  • "180": 33 Minutes that will rock your world (Holocaust Warning/Pro-Life Film)

    03/30/2012 7:03:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    180movie ^ | Ray Comfort
    A Shocking, Award Winning Documentary
  • Pelosi: Obamacare Guarantees "Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Happiness"

    03/23/2012 1:48:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 3/23/12 | staff
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi cites the Declaration of Independence in her defense of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on the House floor on the eve of its second anniversary.
  • Pro-life leaders praise October Baby: Movie opens in U.S. theatres Friday

    03/22/2012 2:18:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | March 21, 2012 | THADDEUS BAKLINSKI
    NASHVILLE, March 21, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The widely praised, life-affirming movie ‘October Baby’ premiers in select theatres across the U.S. on Friday, March 23. The producers explain that October Baby shines a light on a real but little-known topic: survivors of attempted abortions. Survivors themselves say that there are thousands of individuals who have survived attempted abortions, although their fate is a seldom-tracked statistic. Many of these survivors have grown up to speak out on life-related issues. “There are more of us than what most people realize,” said Gianna Jessen, an abortion survivor who speaks nationally on the subject....
  • The Arabs, Fifty Years Ago (How Life magazine misread the Arab world in 1962)

    03/07/2012 6:26:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 03/07/2012 | Daniel Pipes
    Once mellowed and moldering, the far-flung civilization of the Arabs is being swept today by invigorating winds of change. A fruitful kind of disorder is replacing the old fixed patterns of life. Those contemporary-sounding words were published in 1962, in a glossy, picture-laden, 160-page book titled The Arab World. The volume boasts three virtues that make it worth a review a precise half-century later. First, the editors of Life magazine, then the outstanding American weekly, produced it, implying cultural centrality. Second, a retired senior State Department official, George V. Allen, wrote the introduction, pointing to the books establishment credentials. Third,...
  • Obamas Infanticide Votes (Newt wasnt 100 percent right but he was about 95 percent right)

    02/29/2012 2:28:57 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies · 1+ views
    National Review Online ^ | February 29, 2012 | Patrick Brennan
    In last Wednesdays debate, when the Republican candidates were asked about their positions on birth control, Newt Gingrich parried with one of his usual tactics, a fusillade against the mainstream media. He told CNNs John King, You did not once in the 2008 campaign, not once did anybody in the elite media ask why Barack Obama voted in favor of legalizing infanticide. If were going to have a debate about who is the extremist on these issues, it is President Obama, who, as a state senator, voted to protect doctors who killed babies who survived the abortion. Two points of...
  • What In The?!? Newt Gingrich Says Obama Wanted To Legalize Killing (Proves Newt's point about MSM)

    02/23/2012 6:32:15 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 78 replies
    Global Grind ^ | February 23, 2012 | The Decider for Global Grind Staff
    (VIDEO) Leave it up to Newt Gingrich to call President Obama a baby killer. Newt blasted Barack for his pro-choice history during last nights Republican presidential debate in Arizona. When asked about Obama's recent decision mandating that employers' insurance plans cover contraception, Newt Gingrich pointed out that Obama voted in favor of a law that protected abortion providers during his term as state senator of Illinois. As Gingrich put it: "You did not once during the 2008 campaign ask why Barack Obama voted in favor of legalizing infanticide. If we're going to debate about who is the extremist on this...
  • Gary Carter Showed Me How to Play the Game

    02/22/2012 11:19:40 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/22/2012 | Andrew Klavan
    I never met baseball Hall of Famer Gary "Kid" Carter, but his death last week from brain cancer at age 57 moved me deeply. Some 25 years ago, his life and his style of play spoke to me and inspired me in a moment of terrible need. It was an example of what celebrity can do when it's done well. The second half of my life has been so bright with blessings that it's difficult for me to think back to the 1980s, when I could see no end to my emotional pain.
  • Question About Santorum's Views on Contraception

    02/16/2012 12:28:11 PM PST · by joesbucks · 55 replies
    02/16/2011 | self
    In an interview in 2006, Santorum said: "I vote and have supported birth control because it is not the taking of human life." But Valentines Day in Idaho Santorum said: Rick Santorum told the crowd he'll work to extend the definition of personhood to include unborn fetuses. "I do not believe life begins at conception," he said. "I know life begins at conception. Since many birth control methods are abortifacients, how does this stack up if Santorum is considered pro life?
  • Protecting Life and Religious Liberty and Standing Up To Activist Judges

    02/14/2012 12:34:11 PM PST · by Kansas58 · 3 replies
    Newt Gingrich website ^ | 1/1/2012 | Newt Gingrich
    Combat judicial activism by utilizing checks on judicial power Constitutionally available to the elected branches of government. (Read an extended white paper on restoring the proper role of the judicial branch here.)
  • Viability for Me, but Not for Thee

    02/12/2012 12:43:04 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | February 12, 2012 | Keith Riler
    ... According to her mother,Amelia was denied a life-saving transplant because she was "considered mentally retarded." The statements attributable to her denying doctor are explicit and, if true, leave no doubt that the girl'slife was discounted because she has a neurological syndrome. The hospital is wisely reconsidering, but... Thirty-ninepercent of programs stated that they "rarely" or "never" considerNDD[neurodevelopmental delays] in their decisions, whereas 43percent of programs "always" or "usually" do. [SNIP] PeterSinger,...has argued..."[W]e should not see all human lives as of equal worth but recognise that some are more valuable than others. Such judgments should be made on the basis...
  • Which Republican Presidential Candidate Supported Sotomayor?

    02/11/2012 1:50:18 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 71 replies
    ABC The Note ^ | February 11, 2012 | Jonathan Karl
    <p>Mod update: SANTORUM VOTES IN SENATE FOR Sotomayor WHILE NOT A SENATOR!!!</p> <p>Santorum joined every Democrat in the Senate and 24 other Republicans in voting yes. Sotomayor was confirmed by a vote of 67 to 29. It does not appear that Santorum talked publicly about his decision to vote in favor of Sotomayors confirmation. As many conservatives predicted, she was eventually nominated to the Supreme Court but not until a decade later.</p>
  • Do You Believe Us Now, America? (First, They Took Away the Right to Life. Now Comes Liberty)

    02/11/2012 12:13:25 PM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    Gregorian Institute ^ | February 10, 2012 | Vaughn Kohler
    The pro-life movement has long argued the inextricable link between the right to life and the other two rights affirmed in our Declaration of Independence.  There is a reason, we have argued, the Founding Fathers intentionally wed “life” to “liberty” and “the pursuit of happiness.”  The “unalienable rights” of the Declaration are derived from our being “created equal” by a “Creator” who “endowed” us with “certain unalienable rights.” Without the first of these rights, there is no basis for the second and third.  Our liberty as Americans is based upon our identity as human persons.  We have been given...
  • Were not Democrats. Were not Republicans. Were Americans.

    02/06/2012 9:48:17 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 18 replies
    SelfGovernment.US ^ | Feb. 6, 2012 | Tom Hoefling
    Some thoughts on the occasion of President Ronald Wilson Reagan’s 101st birthday Ronald Reagan began his political life as a Democrat. Later, as we all know, he became a Republican, famously saying that he didn’t leave the Democrat Party, the Democrat Party left him. And, of course, he was elected to two terms as California Governor, and served two terms as President, as a Republican. Because of that, his name will always be associated with that party. But I think his legacy transcends, and will outlive, that once-grand old party as well, as that party moves inexorably away from morally-conservative...
  • New alien planet is perfect for life, scientists say

    02/03/2012 7:15:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies · 1+ views
    FOX News ^ | February 2, 2012 | Denise Chow
    A potentially habitable alien planet one that scientists say is the best candidate yet to harbor water, and possibly even life, on its surface has been found around a nearby star. The planet is located in the habitable zone of its host star, which is a narrow circumstellar region where temperatures are neither too hot nor too cold for liquid water to exist on the planet's surface.
  • Florida pro-life event may only hear from Gingrich [No Mitt]

    01/28/2012 9:17:19 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies · 2+ views
    One News Now ^ | January 28, 2012 | Charlie Butts
    "This is the third [pro-life] event that he has declined to attend," says Mason. "It seems he is not interested in engaging with social conservatives, not interested in defending his apparent pro-life conversions, and not interested in courting those who are pro-life or pro-marriage -- both." [snip] Personhood USA is hosting the third conservative presidential forum in Florida on Saturday...but Newt Gingrich may be the only candidate to speak. The forum, called "Florida Awake," is co-sponsored with Liberty Counsel. Personhood USA president Keith Mason says Mitt Romney will be a no-show again. On Friday, a spokesperson for Personhood USA reported...
  • March for Life 2012 draws 500,000 - Video

    01/27/2012 9:24:22 PM PST · by LuxetSacra · 20 replies · 1+ views
    LifeNews ^ | http://www.lifenews.com/2012/01/26/march-for-life-500k-people-virtual-pro-abortion-march-87k/ | Steven Ertelt
    WASHINGTON, DC - The March for Life on Monday, January 23 saw half a million people take to the streets of the nations capital to share their pro-life convictions and join together for the common cause of stopping abortion. According to LifeNews, an estimated 500 thousand people attended the 2012 March for Life once again breaking the record for the largest human rights demonstration of its kind. This year the majority of marchers were under the age of 25. They were touring the Capitol, enjoying the Smithsonian museums on the National Mall, pushing strollers around the monuments, singing, and holding...
  • Does Roe Still Matter?

    01/25/2012 6:45:12 AM PST · by Wolf13 · 3 replies · 1+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 1-25-12 | Daniel Allott
    Earlier this week, abortion and pro-life advocates observed the 39th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision, which, along with its companion case, Doe v. Bolton, recognized abortion to be a constitutionally protected right while giving states some leeway in restricting its availability. Roe dominates America's abortion debate. If you had asked any of the scores of thousands of pro-lifers who poured into Washington, D.C., on Monday for the annual March for Life to name their most urgent priority, most would have said overturning Roe. Abortion advocates, meanwhile, talk about Roe as if it were the only thing...
  • Inspiration always has an intersting source...(VANITY)

    01/17/2012 4:20:55 PM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 3 replies
    January 17th, 2012 | self
    There are times in ones life that a person is inspired to write down recollections, experiences and events in their lives, when someone who was behind a lot of your recollections, experiences and events passes away My grandmother, Gertrude Payne Williams passed away this afternoon in Tyler, Texas after almost 97 years on this earthI was the first of 9 grandchildren who was to be rightfully subjected to a realistic and conservative counsel, that is now completeWe will not have her wit, her drive and her wisdom to counsel us anymoreWhat we have is what we take for the rest...
  • Romney's Mormon Problem - Is a candidate's philosophy of life and world view important?

    01/14/2012 11:58:07 AM PST · by mitchell001 · 80 replies · 1+ views
    January 14, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    Should American voters ask Romney and the other candidates what their philosophy of life is and what in their beliefs shapes their worldview? Also, should American voters ask the candidates about the degradation of the American culture especially among young people? I know we all have past sins, ie. Newt. However, Newt Gingrich has openly talked about his conversion to Catholicism and his reconciliation with God for his past sins. Rick Santorum openly talks about his devout Catholicism. Rick Perry is very open about his strong Christian beliefs. However, we do not hear much from Mitt Romney about his Mormon...
  • Planned Parenthood: Seeing a Baby Before Abortion is Abhorrent

    01/12/2012 11:12:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 12, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    The taxpayer funded abortion factory Planned Parenthood making millions in profits by preying on women, specifically minorities and teenagers, seems to think a woman seeing her baby before making the ultimate decision to end her pregnancy is an "abhorrent" standard. The classification comes after a federal appeals court upheld a law that requires doctors to give women considering an abortion an ultrasound and full information before performing the procedure. Writing for the court, Chief Judge Edith Jones was frank about the other side’s failure “to demonstrate constitutional flaws with the law,” which requires women to have a sonogram 24 hours...
  • Colmes, Robinson, and Weirdness

    01/09/2012 8:16:19 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    The Corner - National Review | 1-9-12 | Peter Kirsanaw
    As Mark Steyn notes on the homepage, certain pundits who praise liberal politicians for their purported empathy have derided the Santorums for taking home their infant son Gabriel, who had died two hours after birth. Eugene Robinson, for example, said Rick Santorum is not a little weird, hes really weird. I dont recall these pundits making any similar comments about Barack Obamas opposition to the Illinois state version of the Born Alive Infant Protection Act (BAIPA). The act was introduced in the Illinois state legislature to require that babies who survived botched abortions would be provided care in the same...
  • Be My Vote (Underage Citizens Urge Pro-Life Adults to Vote To End Roe v. Wade)

    01/08/2012 10:22:59 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 11 replies
    Of the 60 million Christians in the United States, only about half vote in any given election or are even registered to vote. The mission of Be My Vote is to engage young people in the process of getting pro-life Christians registered to vote for the purpose of increasing the number of pro-life voters who cast their ballots on Election Day. We believe that young people who are passionately pro-life but are too young to vote can influence their elders to register and vote according to Biblical principles. Be My Vote is an initiative of United in Purpose (www.unitedinpurpose.org) and...
  • Woman meets child born out of rape, given up for adoption 77 years ago

    01/03/2012 12:11:39 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Toranto Star ^ | January 3, 2012
    SAN CLEMENTE, CALIF.For most of her 100 years, Minka Disbrow tried to find out what became of the precious baby girl she gave up for adoption after being raped as a teen. She hoped, but never imagined, shed see her Betty Jane again. The cruel act of violence bore in Disbrow an enduring love for the child. She kept a black and white photograph of the baby bundled in blankets and tucked inside a basket. It was the last she saw of the girl until the phone rang in her California apartment in 2006 with the voice of an...
  • Some Things Are Worth Paying Premium For...

    12/30/2011 2:41:14 PM PST · by VRW Conspirator · 98 replies · 2+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 12/30/2011 | Me
    There are some things worth paying a premium price: Good car battery Good bed Good work boots Good jeans Good whiskey to celebrate, when your mother-in-law moves out of town
  • Lawmaker proposes 'personhood' amendment to change

    12/28/2011 10:44:18 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 1 replies
    Journal Sentinel OnLine ^ | 12-26-11 | Annysa Johnson
    A freshman lawmaker is proposing to change Wisconsin's Constitution to grant equal rights to the unborn as part of a national push to reframe the abortion debate, a strategy that has failed in at least two states and has divided abortion opponents in Wisconsin and elsewhere. State Rep. Andre Jacque (R-Bellevue) introduced the so-called personhood amendment in November. He says it's needed to protect the state's decades-old abortion ban still on the books - one of just a few around the country - in the event of legal challenges if Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision nullifying such statutes, is...
  • Mother of the Year

    12/28/2011 8:32:45 AM PST · by JoanVarga · 40 replies
    Charleston WV Daily Mail ^ | 12/28/2011 | Don Surber
    This story tears the heart out. Jenni Lake gave birth to her son, Chad Michael Lake, on November 9, 2011, in Pocatello, Idaho. She wont make it to his first birthday. She didnt make it to her 18th birthday. She died 12 days after he was born, from the brain cancer that doctors told her she had more than a year earlier. Rather than accept treatment which may have endangered her baby, Jenni Lake decided against treating her cancer. I am sure that she died happy because she followed Gods plan. Her father recalled when Jenni Lake, then 16, was...
  • Perry toughens anti-abortion stance

    12/28/2011 12:54:06 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News ^ | December 27, 2011 | Rebecca Kaplan
    ...What brought about the change? Perry said he was moved by a woman he met who appeared in former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's movie, "The Gift of Life," which he screened in Des Moines on Dec. 14. The woman has been conceived during a rape, and Perry said she told him, "My life has worth." He described the moment as "powerful." The next day, he signed the Personhood USA pledge. .Verwers asked Perry about his signature on a pledge from the anti-abortion group Personhood USA that requires candidates to oppose abortion for any reason. Verwers said Perry told him at...
  • European Civilization: Not Dead Yet (Encouraging Demographic Trend.)

    12/19/2011 9:52:16 PM PST · by dangus · 21 replies · 1+ views
    World Bank via Google | 12-20-11 | Dangus
    To those who've declared European civilization dead due to demographics, I've often replied that in Europe, there are ents. In J.R.R. Tolkein's "The Lord of the Rings" series, ents were extremely long-lived tree-like creatures who thought in terms of centuries, not years. They were painfully slow to act, but amazingly forceful when they do. What we're witnessing in Europe is a rebound of birth rates that is slow and incomplete, yet highly significant and growing. These rebounding birth rates are not due to Islamic and African immigrants. In many nations, the number of Islamic immigrants is much lower than perceived...
  • A Christmas Miracle

    12/18/2011 7:30:37 AM PST · by JoanVarga · 3 replies
    Moody Monthly ^ | 12/1/1988 | Douglas How
    Finally, one day that December, I had to tell her. Medically, we were beaten. The decision lay with God. She took it quietly, lying there, wasting away, only 23 and the mother of a year-old child. Eleanor Munro (her name has been disguised) was a devout, courageous woman. She had red hair and had probably been rather pretty, but it was hard to tell anymore, she was so near to death from tuberculosis. She knew it now, she accepted it, and she asked for just one thing. If Im still alive on Christmas Eve, she said slowly, I would like...
  • Pro-Life Profiles: Ron Paul U.S. Representative (R-Texas) Tier 4 - Personhood Never

    12/16/2011 9:06:03 AM PST · by Brookhaven · 214 replies · 2+ views
    pro life profiles ^ | unknown | pro life profiles
    Ron Paul wants to be pro-life but is officially pro-choice state by state, and so contradicts himself and wrongly assumes that states' rights supersede human rights, concluding that a state like California has the right to permit abortion. But the right to life is God-given so there can be no 'right' to decriminalize child killing. Ron Paul is Pro-Choice state by state with all of these observations fully documented below: - opposes a national ban on the dismembering of unborn children - claims the states may decide if they want to permit the killing of children - has not acknowledged...
  • An Important Question Liberals Should Ask Themselves...

    12/15/2011 4:08:50 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-15-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
  • Perry hits a populist note as he starts Iowa bus tour

    12/14/2011 1:21:57 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | December 14, 2011 | Jason Embry
    Gov. Rick Perry began his 42-city bus tour on a rather populist note Wednesday, saying a diagram of the countrys problems would be a straight line between Washington, D.C. and Wall Street. Perry has been struggling in the polls for months but hopes a tour of Iowas small towns in the three weeks leading up to the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 3 can lift him back to the front of the pack. I hope some of you are taking a second look, Perry said. Perry is trying to sell himself as the true Washington outsider in the Republican race, and...
  • Was Federal Ruling Good for Family Planning Providers? ("uncompromising" Rick Perry)

    12/14/2011 4:38:59 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 72 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | December 14, 2011 | Thanh Tan
    The federal government's rejection this week of a state request to exclude certain providers namely Planned Parenthood from the Medicaid Women's Health Program came as a victory to some family planning advocates, and a travesty to others. Sandie Haverlah, an Austin lobbyist for Planned Parenthood, said it's a great outcome because it buys advocates time and forces the state to re-evaluate its stance on trying to force Planned Parenthood out of business. "It means the state is probably considering their position, she said. But Fran Hagerty, chief executive of the Womens Health and Family Planning Association of Texas,...
  • [New Hampshire] Pro-life, pro-Perry

    12/07/2011 12:30:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Concord Monitor ^ | December 7, 2011 | Ben Leubsdorf
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry picked up an endorsement yesterday from Kurt Wuelper, the president of New Hampshire Right to Life. "I know that Gov. Perry unequivocally believes that life begins at conception and does not waver in his protection of the unborn, unlike some self-professed pro-life candidates," Wuelper said in a campaign release. "But more than just talking the talk, Rick Perry has shown he is a man of strong faith and strong action." Wuelper added, "He doesn't just fight against abortion, Gov. Perry fights for life. His dedication to providing assistance to pregnant women and encouraging them to choose...