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  • The Planned Parenthood Videos and Ethical Zotting

    02/05/2016 9:43:06 AM PST · by Gandalf the Mauve · 34 replies
    5280 Denver ^ | 1/29/16 | Luc Hatlestad
    Journalism isn't rocket science. Nor is it law, medicine, or any other field that requires specific credentials to practice it. Many reporters have a journalism degree; some don't. All you really need to get into journalism is a strong sense of curiosity, decent writing skills (a few too many of us don't even have that), and a commitment to finding the truth.... Journalists "take an angle" on stories all the time, because we're human beings who have opinions or hunches about things, and because this profession pays us to have them. But there's a right way and a wrong way...
  • Hillary Clinton reveals her ‘litmus test’ for Supreme Court picks

    02/05/2016 10:11:13 AM PST · by wagglebee · 41 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/5/16 | Ben Johnson
    DERRY, NH, February 5, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - Hillary Clinton has a litmus test for Supreme Court nominees - several, in fact. At a Democratic event on Wednesday, Clinton unveiled her criteria in selecting a judge for the nation's highest court. “I do have a litmus test, I have a bunch of litmus tests," she said. "We’ve got to make sure to preserve Roe v. Wade, not let it be nibbled away or repealed,” she said. There have been over 58,000,000 abortions since the 1973 court ruling legalizing abortion in all 50 states, according to National Right to Life. That echoes her...
  • Robert George: Are you ready to pay the price? The days of socially acceptable Christianity are over

    02/04/2016 12:52:08 PM PST · by wagglebee · 48 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/4/16 | John-Henry Westen
    ORLANDO, February 4, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- “It is no longer easy to be a faithful Christian, a good Catholic, an authentic witness to the truths of the Gospel,” said Princeton Professor Robert George to a large crowd at the Legatus Summit in Orlando, Florida last weekend. Professor George added that people can still safely identify as “Catholic” as long as they don’t believe, or will at least be completely silent about, “what the Church teaches on issues such as marriage and sexual morality and the sanctity of human life.” He said “the guardians of those norms of cultural orthodoxy that...
  • Knives are out again for Latin America’s unborn. But what’s behind this Zika virus story?

    02/03/2016 10:12:33 AM PST · by wagglebee · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/2/16 | Mei-Li Garcia
    February 2, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – The forces of death and misery of the pro-abortion industry are at it again, and they are doing their best to use a troubling item in the news to scare and intimidate strongly pro-woman and pro-child Latin American countries into loosening restrictions on abortion. The Zika virus scare is the tool du jour. In an interview on NPR’s “All Things Considered” published on January 30, 2016, reporter Lourdes Garcia-Navarro interviewed staff of a fertility clinic and abortion activists who decried the slowing down of in vitro fertilizations as women were afraid to become pregnant lest...
  • Judge orders employer to pay man $115,000 for not letting him use women’s bathroom

    02/02/2016 2:13:26 PM PST · by wagglebee · 67 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/2/16 | Father Mark Hodges
    ST. PAUL, Minnesota, February 2, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – A judge has awarded $115,000 to a man whose employer did not let him use the women's bathroom. Minnesota-based Deluxe Financial Services, the largest check printing company in the U.S., is paying the settlement and apologizing to a Mr. Austin, who now goes by the female name "Britney." Mr. Austin was hired and employed as a man in the Phoenix offices of Deluxe, but in 2011, he announced to his supervisor that he considered himself a woman and began dressing as a female at work. His supervisor would not let him use...
  • Teen Love In The Ruins 2016 (Soft Porn as Teen Lit)

    02/02/2016 8:13:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    American Conservative ^ | February 2, 2016 | Rod Dreher
    New in the Young Adult section, a novel called Firsts. From the publisher MacMillan’s description: Seventeen-year-old Mercedes Ayres has an open-door policy when it comes to her bedroom, but only if the guy fulfills a specific criteria: he has to be a virgin. Mercedes lets the boys get their awkward fumbling first times over with, and all she asks in return is that they give their girlfriends the perfect first time-the kind Mercedes never had herself.
  • Apple’s Siri will now direct mothers to abortion facilities

    02/02/2016 7:02:53 AM PST · by wagglebee · 28 replies
    LifeSiteNew ^ | 2/1/16 | Father Mark Hodges
    CUPERTINO, California, February 2, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Want to abort your baby?  There's an app for that. Apple has "fixed" its software, "Siri," to correctly interpret inquiries for abortion business locations. "Siri" is an "intelligent personal assistant" on the Apple iPhone that you can use to find pretty much anything. Simply say, "Where can I get a good steak?," and the Siri software will list steakhouses near your location. But say, "Where can I get an abortion?," and, since 2011, Siri would look up "abortion" –but because abortion facilities are deceptive in their titles (they never use the A-word, but...
  • Supremes set date to decide 'what is sin'

    02/01/2016 9:46:26 AM PST · by PROCON · 49 replies
    wnd.com ^ | Feb. 1, 2016 | BOB UNRUH
    'If this appeal is lost, government becomes head of every religious denomination'It's a case in which the U.S. government has been accused of claiming the authority to "determine what is in fact a sin." The critics, meanwhile, have accused the U.S. Supreme Court of tilting the playing field in advance. But the Little Sisters of the Poor case against the Obamacare law is moving toward a resolution with the U.S. Supreme Court announcing arguments have been scheduled for March 23. The nuns who run elder care centers worldwide are contesting the Obamacare requirement that their employee insurance plans cover abortion...
  • UN report: ‘There is no definition of the family’

    02/01/2016 6:07:32 AM PST · by wagglebee · 23 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/29/16 | Stefano Gennarini
    January 29, 2016 (C-Fam) A draft UN report says the family should be understood “in a wide sense” and tries to open the door to recognize same-sex couples in international law and policy. “There is no definition of the family under international human rights law,” according to a report on “protection of the family” prepared by the UN staff and released last week ahead of the next session of the UN Human Rights Council. The report touches on the family, human rights, and social and economic development, and downplays the legally binding understanding of the family as the “natural and...
  • Scottish Parliament Forced to Consider Legalizing Incest

    01/31/2016 12:27:29 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 22 replies
    MRCTV ^ | 1-26-16 | Dan Joseph
    And you thought politics in the United States were crazy! We've got nothing on the Scots. Due to a "legislative quirk," the Scottish parliament was forced to debate legalizing incestual relationships between consenting adults. The mandatory debate was held today due to a petition submitted by Australian Richard Morris. The Scottish parliament must consider all petitions which propose a law change.
  • Should people be denied choices at the end of life?

    01/29/2016 6:18:15 AM PST · by wagglebee · 36 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 1/29/16 | Paul Russell
    Should people be denied choices at the end of life? It’s a loaded question: the suggestion that someone is being “denied choices” naturally gives rise to a sense of outrage and indignation. “How dare they!”But choices are not always possible, no matter how beneficent they may be; no matter how legitimate they may seem.To suggest, therefore, that people are “denied choices” is to infer that such choices are, indeed, legitimate.Some, of course, are a simple matter of choosing between one legitimate option and another. Some, but not all.Recently, I attended the funeral service for my brother’s father-in-law. An impressive, staunchly...
  • On defending marriage and responding to confrontation

    01/28/2016 10:55:41 AM PST · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/28/16 | Reverend Thomas Parrish
    January 28, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Two years ago, I was asked to speak at our state capitol on behalf of the Marriage Amendment. The hearing was in a center room surrounded by a hallway. Those preparing to speak were kept in the hall until their time to address the amendment.  As I waited in the hallway, I was approached by a man who supported redefining marriage to include unions between members of the same sex. He was quite nice and reasonable in the beginning. "I imagine you're going to be speaking for the amendment on marriage?" he began. "Yes," I...
  • Skating on thin ice: Some of the potential pitfalls of science applied to same-sex parenting

    01/28/2016 5:58:02 AM PST · by wagglebee · 11 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 1/28/16 | Walter R. Schumm
    My journey dealing with controversial research may have begun with my older brother's dissertation in mechanical engineering. When I was 15, he told me that probably one-third of what scientists had thought they knew about the research topic had been incorrect.Later researchers, of course, have shown that this is quite wrong. According to some, the true figure is closer to two-thirds.Even well-known historical events can be deconstructed statistically to show that things did not occur as we have been led to believe. In the RMS Titanic disaster, the lowest survival rates for men and the highest survival rates for children...
  • University of Wisconsin: Abortion is crucial to our ‘life-saving research’ using aborted babies

    01/28/2016 5:46:01 AM PST · by wagglebee · 22 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/27/16 | Dustin Siggins
    MADISON, Wisconsin, January 27, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- The University of Wisconsin (UW) medical school and a top pro-life legal group are at odds over whether university officials lied about using a state-based abortion clinic to gather fetal tissue and parts. In a report issued last week, the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) accused several university spokespersons of misleading state legislators, media outlets, and the public about UW's use of aborted babies inside the state. “Both Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin and UW-Madison publicly denied they had any arrangement to supply baby parts from women undergoing abortion to researchers conducting gruesome experiments, but...
  • Keeping the piranhas busy: the terrifying implications of legalizing assisted suicide

    01/27/2016 10:33:18 AM PST · by wagglebee · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/27/16 | Jonathon Van Maren
    Jan. 27, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - Reading the news these days, I’m reminded of a practice used for generations by the inhabitants of the Amazonian jungles. When crossing rivers with their cattle, they would need to ensure that the razor-toothed piranhas wouldn’t detect them splashing through the water. So a weak, old, or sickly cow would be led upstream and forced into the water. As the piranhas shot in for the kill and reduced the hapless animal to glistening bones in a matter of minutes, the rest of the herd would cross the river before the piranhas were done devouring the...
  • Grand Jury Thinks Fake License Worse Than Slaughtered Babies

    01/27/2016 10:26:46 AM PST · by raptor22 · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 27, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    It seems you don’t have to shoot the messenger any more, just get a Texas grand jury to forget about that ham sandwich and indict the messenger, in this case David Daleiden, director of the Center for Medical Progress, and another pro-life activist, Sandra S. Merritt, for their videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s booming business of selling the body parts of aborted babies for cash.
  • The problem with Trump’s change of heart on abortion

    01/26/2016 4:35:43 PM PST · by presidio9 · 52 replies
    RNS News ^ | January 26, 2016 | Trevin Wax
    In 1999, Donald Trump claimed to be "pro-choice in every respect," to the point he would have opposed a ban on late-term and partial-birth abortions. His position at that time reflected the extreme edges of abortion ideology. A mere 14 percent of Americans believe third-trimester abortions should be legal. But Trump has since switched sides, a move that makes sense in today's political climate. Since the 1990s, abortion has become one of the starkest and most consistent lines of demarcation between Democrats and Republicans. It is virtually inconceivable that a Democrat opposing abortion or a Republican supporting legal abortion could...
  • The People at the Center of Abortion Politics

    01/26/2016 9:41:24 AM PST · by wagglebee · 11 replies
    American Life League ^ | 1/26/16 | American Life League
    At first glance, a reader might get the impression that the title of this article refers to individuals such as candidates for political office, abortion advocates like President Obama, or opposing cultural pressure groups. If any of these come to mind, then you should think again. The people to whom I am referring are the preborn—the innocent children whose right to life is bandied about constantly by the media, the debaters, the pundits, and others. It sometimes seems that the phrase “abortion issue” is really all they want to write about or discuss. It is rare to see a reference...
  • January 22: A Memorial Day Like No Other

    01/25/2016 9:42:19 AM PST · by wagglebee · 5 replies
    American Life League ^ | 1/22/16 | American Life League
    Today, people from all over the country are joining together to stand up for preborn babies who cannot stand up for themselves. The March for Life in Washington, D.C. is an amazing event that brings to light the horror of abortion, the millions of lives lost, and the abhorrence we should all feel when we think back to that fateful day in 1973. Today’s commentary examines this landmark case and challenges us to make a difference in our world. In 1973, two United States Supreme Court decisions forever changed the nation’s attitude toward pregnancy, family, and the gift of a...
  • The dark past of anonymous sperm donation

    01/25/2016 9:26:45 AM PST · by wagglebee · 42 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 1/25/16 | Michael Cook
    The use of assisted reproductive technology (ART) is so common nowadays that it’s easy to forget how quickly social attitudes have changed. The Atlantic recently published a feature about the early days of artificial reproductive technology under the headline “The First Artificial Insemination Was an Ethical Nightmare: The 19th-century procedure involved lies, a secrecy pledge, and sperm from a surprise donor”.The implication is that that contemporary ART is far more ethical than it was in the bad old days.Let’s look first at the origins of ART. The first pregnancy after artificial insemination apparently took place in England in 1790. The...
  • IRS: homosexuality is a choice, no tax deduction for gays contracting surrogates

    01/21/2016 11:48:49 AM PST · by wagglebee · 41 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/21/16 | Father Mark Hodges
    TAMPA, Florida, January 21, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Is the procreative impossibility of homosexual activity the same as heterosexuals being biologically infertile? Stetson University law professor Joseph Morrissey is suing for a tax deduction of $36,538 for in vitro fertilization treatments and the cost of a surrogate to carry twin boys for himself and his male partner. In denying Morrissey's claim, the IRS explained that for tax deductions, the medical services must be provided to the taxpayer, his spouse, or his dependent. Therefore, a surrogate does not qualify, and neither does IVF for someone other than the filer, his spouse, or...
  • 'Sister Wives' case: Will polygamy become legal in Utah?

    01/22/2016 10:24:34 AM PST · by detective · 113 replies
    MSN News ^ | Jan 22, 2016 | Max Lewontin
    A family made famous by the reality show "Sister Wives" is calling on a Utah appeals court to uphold a ruling that essentially decriminalized polygamy, saying the state's historic ban on the practice raises constitutional issues about freedom of religion, association, and privacy rights of consenting adults. Kody Brown and his four wives - Meri, Jangle, Christine and Robyn - who began appearing on the TLC reality show in 2010, filed suit against the state of Utah challenging the state's ban.
  • Hillary would ban reparative therapy for minors, says top LGBT group in endorsement

    01/21/2016 7:29:34 AM PST · by wagglebee · 31 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/20/16 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 20, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - The nation's foremost homosexual and transgender political group has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, saying she has made banning reparative therapy and allowing transgender military service "a pillar" of her presidential campaign. “All the progress we have made as a nation on LGBT equality -- and all the progress we have yet to make -- is at stake in November," said Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin. The HRC said that Clinton has made homosexual and transgender political advocacy "a pillar of her campaign and recently unveiled the most robust and ambitious LGBT...
  • Human Trafficking abomination is getting into the media

    01/21/2016 5:00:46 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 6 replies
    Caged No More [film site] ^ | January 21, 2016 | self
    ABOUT CAGED NO MORE CAGED NO MORE is an entertaining feature film that will raise awareness of human trafficking, aid in connecting anti-trafficking organizations, equip parents, schools and churches to aid in prevention, and assist in eradicating trafficking. Starring Kevin Sorbo, Emmy-Award winner Loretta Devine, Alan Powell, and Cassidy Gifford with appearances by Kathie Lee Gifford, Gov. Bobby Jindal and Natalie Grant. Inspired by real events, CAGED NO MORE is the story of Aggie Prejean, a grandmother on a desperate search to find her two granddaughters, Skye and Elle, who have been kidnapped by their sinister father. As the details...
  • Washington state lawmaker shocks high school pupils by asking them about their virginity..

    01/20/2016 2:31:50 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | January 20, 2016 | Jennifer Newton for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Washington state lawmaker shocks high school pupils by asking them about their virginity during Planned Parenthood meeting A state lawmaker has shocked high school pupils in Washington after asking them about their virginity during a Planned Parenthood meeting. Republican Mary Dye from Pomeroy, in rural southeastern Washington meet with six students from the Pullman area teen council chapter of Planned Parenthood. They had been visiting Dye's office with Rachel Todd, a worker from Planned Parenthood, so the politician could give them a deeper understanding of laws and advocacy. But the teenagers were left stunned when Dye asked if...
  • Why I’m Grateful God Didn’t Answer My Prayer

    01/20/2016 7:49:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/20/2016 | Faith Moore
    Every morning I sat on my bed with my knees tucked up to my chin and prayed: "Please let the baby be okay. Please let the baby be okay." I didn't really believe in God. But, like many non-believers, I turned to him when I needed something done that was out of my control. Although the ultrasounds had all shown a heartbeat and the doctors said everything looked good, I had been bleeding for most of the eight and a half weeks of my pregnancy, and I knew something was wrong. So I prayed and I prayed and I...
  • New ‘miracle’ treatment for MS uses adult stem cells

    01/20/2016 9:07:32 AM PST · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/20/16 | Steve Weatherbe
    UNITED KINGDOM, January 20, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – British sufferers from multiple sclerosis are reporting remarkable improvements in their condition after injection with adult stem cells taken from their own bodies. The treatment is part of a clinical trial of techniques pioneered at America's Northwestern University by Dr. Richard Burt. The adult stem cell treatment for MS is just one of many being applied around the world for more than 100 medical conditions, many to do with diseases of the auto-immune system. Sheffield patient Holly Drewry, a 25-year-old mother of one, went into that city's Royal Hallamshire Hospital in a wheelchair...
  • Collateral damage: same-sex marriage, private religious schools, and parental rights

    01/20/2016 6:42:21 AM PST · by wagglebee · 4 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 1/19/16 | Nathan Swanson
    The “inversion of the original meaning of liberty” in Obergefell v. Hodges, observed Justice Clarence Thomas in dissent, “will likely cause collateral damage to other aspects of our constitutional order that protect liberty . . . It appears all but inevitable that [civil and religious marriage] will come into conflict.”In Obergefell’s aftermath, it is possible that the government will ask religious institutions to choose between retaining their non-profit tax status and retaining their beliefs. But the “collateral damage” will not stop at their sanctuary doors. Many churches, synagogues, and mosques also operate schools, and they will be the next targets. Of the 30,000 private schools in...
  • 81% of Americans, 66% of pro-choice advocates support "substantial abortion restrictions"

    01/19/2016 2:46:22 PM PST · by presidio9 · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, January 19, 2016 | Jennifer Harper
    A hefty majority of Americans - including a majority of those who consider themselves pro-choice - support "substantial abortion restrictions," says a new Marist Poll commissioned by the Knights of Columbus and released Tuesday. The survey found that 81 percent of Americans and 66 percent of those who identify as pro-choice would restrict abortion to - at most - the first three months of pregnancy. Eighty two percent of women agree with that. The pollster says these findings have been consistent for the last eight years. In addition, 55 percent of American overall agree that “abortion ultimately does a woman...
  • Clinton: Planned Parenthood should get more federal funding

    01/19/2016 10:50:58 AM PST · by wagglebee · 21 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/19/15 | Dustin Siggins
    DES MOINES, Iowa, January 19, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Leading Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton "would like to see Planned Parenthood even get more funding." Speaking to Fusion's Anna Holmes after the Iowa Brown & Black Forum, Clinton – who has been endorsed by the embattled abortion giant – clarified that she opposes defunding "because, often times, it is both the first and the last resort for health care." Planned Parenthood has been under fire for conducting possibly illegal abortions to allegedly profit off baby parts – which is also illegal – as well as alleged fraud. Its affiliates have also...
  • Bernie Sanders shouldn’t suggest mothers spend time with their babies: NARAL leader

    01/19/2016 6:27:13 AM PST · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/18/16 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 18, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - The head of one of the nation's largest abortion advocacy groups has said that Democrats should stop talking about the traditional, two-parent family. Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, particularly faulted insurgent Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders for placing his socialistic economic policies ahead of liberal social issues, like abortion and redefining the family. Sanders' traditional emphasis on economics "showed a lot in that first debate when he kept saying, 'You know we need parental leave, so mommies can stay home with their babies,'" Hogue said. Last October, Sanders used child-rearing to...
  • Obama rebukes Alabama’s top judge: Gay ‘marriage’ is ‘here to stay’

    01/18/2016 11:56:05 AM PST · by wagglebee · 51 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/18/16 | Dustin Siggins
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 18, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- President Obama says that marriage's redefinition "is here to stay." Obama's comments, which he directed in part at Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, came in response to a question from YouTube creator and open lesbian Ingrid Nilsen, who asked "if progress in the LGBT community is not here to stay in certain states?" "Oh, no, it's here to stay," said the president. “Understand that the Supreme Court has ruled that under the Constitution everybody in all 50 states has the right to marry the person they love. That's now the law of the...
  • Proposed ‘sex ed’ curriculum infuriates parents in Omaha

    01/18/2016 11:51:13 AM PST · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/18/16 | Lisa Bourne
    OMAHA, Nebraska, January 18, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – A battle over sex education in Omaha schools roiling since last year is set to come to a head soon, with the district's board of education scheduled to vote this week on proposed new Comprehensive Sex Education (CSE) standards. The new standards are an effort to usurp parents as primary educators of their children, one parents' group says, and with the push for the standards involving Planned Parenthood and other objectionable groups, parents are crying foul. "Our children's souls are at risk," Mark Bonkiewicz of Nebraskans for Founders' Values told LifeSiteNews. "We're not...
  • Court: Farmers can’t refuse same-sex ‘wedding’ in backyard, fines them $13,000

    01/18/2016 8:43:43 AM PST · by wagglebee · 78 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/18/16 | Dustin Siggins
    ALBANY, New York, January 18, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Farmers who host weddings in their backyard cannot refuse ceremonies where two people of the same sex are trying to get married, a New York court has ruled. The court's decision affirmed the state's Division of Human Rights (DHR) ruling against Robert and Cynthia Gifford, owners of Liberty Ridge Farms, after they declined to host a "wedding" for a same-sex couple. The Giffords said they would host the reception for a lesbian couple, but the ceremony itself would have to be hosted elsewhere because of their religious beliefs about marriage. DHR found...
  • Planned Parenthood files suit against anti-abortion videos group

    01/15/2016 12:46:51 PM PST · by presidio9 · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | Fri January 15, 2016 | Chris Frates
    <p>Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit Thursday against the anti-abortion activists who secretly taped the group's officials talking about the sale of fetal tissue and released the heavily edited videos last year.</p> <p>The videos sparked a political firestorm in Washington, with Republican lawmakers accusing Planned Parenthood of profiting from the sale and trying unsuccessfully to strip the group of federal funding.</p>
  • Does Planned Parenthood care as much about homosexuality as abortion?

    01/15/2016 11:43:19 AM PST · by wagglebee · 9 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/15/16 | Austin Ruse
    WASHINGTON DC, January 15, 2016 (C-Fam) As the homosexual agenda has risen in popularity and draws enormous amounts of money, other movements are latching onto it. The Southern Poverty Law Center, for instance, used to track exclusively the presence of racialist hate groups such as the KKK and the Aryan Nations. In recent years, it began to track Christian groups that are critical of the homosexual agenda. ACLU almost went bankrupt in the 1990s, until it adopted the homosexual agenda as a prime issue and wealthy donors along with it. Planned Parenthood has followed this model. In its end-of-the-year list...
  • Shock study: 216 babies born alive, then died, after failed abortions in Quebec

    01/15/2016 6:22:45 AM PST · by wagglebee · 8 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/14/16 | Steve Weatherbe
    MONTREAL, January 14, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – A new Quebec study of post-abortive infant deaths indicates that at least 216 babies died in provincial hospitals or abortion clinics after surviving botched abortions between the years 2000 and 2012. The authors complain that the death of abortion survivors has a "nonnegligible" upward impact on Quebec's infant mortality rate and indicates a need both to change the way such deaths are recorded and to monitor how such babies are cared for in their few hours of life outside the womb. But true to the spirit of the age, says Campagne Québec-Vie President Georges...
  • BREAKING: Planned Parenthood sues group that exposed its trafficking of babies’ body parts

    01/14/2016 1:41:21 PM PST · by wagglebee · 40 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/14/16 | Ben Johnson
    IRVINE, CA, January 14, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - Planned Parenthood has filed a lawsuit against the organization that exposed their practice of receiving financial remuneration for collecting the body parts and tissues of aborted babies. Planned Parenthood sued the Center for Medical Progress today, accusing the group of violating numerous state and federal laws, including the Federal Racketeering and Corrupt Organization (RICO) Act - a law intended to prosecute the Mafia. Its legal brief describes CMP as a "complex criminal enterprise conceived and executed by anti-abortion extremists" that engaged in "large-scale illegal taping" intended "to demonize Planned Parenthood, harass and intimidate...
  • The Domino’s Pizza founder created a Catholic 'paradise' town with no birth control or pornography

    01/13/2016 8:50:00 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | January 11, 2016 | Katie Taylor
    After Domino’s founder Tom Monaghan sold the pizza chain, he had a grander vision for his next project: a university and town built on Catholic beliefs. “There is not going to be any pornographic television in Ave Maria Town,” Monaghan said in 2004, in a speech on his vision for the Florida town. “If you go to the drug store and you want to buy the pill or the condoms or contraception, you won't be able to get that in Ave Maria Town.” While Monaghan retracted his statements, Ave Maria has grown into a religious-centric town like no other in...
  • Hillary Calls for Free Abortions for Medicaid Recipients

    01/13/2016 10:53:29 AM PST · by presidio9 · 41 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Jan 11, 2016 | John McCormack
    At an event to accept the endorsement of Planned Parenthood in New Hampshire on Sunday, Hillary Clinton called for unlimited taxpayer-funding of elective abortions for Medicaid recipients. "I believe we need to protect access to safe and legal abortion, not just in principle, but in practice. Any right that requires you to take extraordinary measures to access it is no right at all," Clinton said. "Not as long as we have laws on the book like the Hyde amendment, making it harder for low income women to exercise their full rights," -SNIP- The Hyde amendment prevents federal funding of abortion...
  • Nikki Haley promises next GOP president will ‘respect’ gay ‘marriage’ in SOTU response

    01/13/2016 9:46:28 AM PST · by wagglebee · 85 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/13/15 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 13, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - The next Republican president will "respect" different forms of marriages, including same-sex "marriages," South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said in last night's Republican response to the State of the Union address. "If we [Republicans] held the White House," she said, "we would respect differences in modern families, but we would also insist on respect for religious liberty as a cornerstone of our democracy." Even the terminology "modern families" evokes the ABC sitcom featuring a homosexual couple raising a child. The GOP has been uncertain how to respond to the Supreme Court's Obergefell v....
  • Pro-life congressman leaves empty seat at SOTU in honor of ‘more than 55 million aborted babies’

    01/13/2016 6:12:35 AM PST · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/12/16 | Dustin Siggins
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 12, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – A leading pro-life congressman said today that there will be at least three empty seats at tonight's State of the Union address. In a press release, Congressman Steve King, R-IA, said that in addition to the gallery seat left empty by President Obama in honor of victims of gun violence, "There will be another empty seat in the gallery during Obama’s last State of the Union address. I have reserved it to commemorate the lives of more than 55 million aborted babies, ‘the chorus of voices that have never been heard in this...
  • Does America suffer a malaise?

    01/12/2016 12:35:23 PM PST · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 1/12/16 | Sheila Liaugminas
    Or is it the consequence of a crisis of government?There is certainly a dis-ease here and it has spread for quite a long time. Justin Dyer makes the attempt to diagnose.On a stage in St. Paul, Minnesota (in 2008), the first-term Illinois senator (Barack Obama) positioned himself as a visionary leader ushering in a new era of American politics, shedding past partisan divisions and uniting a generation around the promises of hope and change. So what went wrong?Perhaps we were just not willing to work for that vision, to fight for it and believe in it. Or perhaps—as James Piereson suggests...
  • Could Abortion Become a Wedge Issue in the South’s Last Semi-Swing State?

    01/12/2016 11:22:26 AM PST · by presidio9 · 2 replies
    Slate ^ | January 12, 2016 | Nora Caplan-Bricker
    Could abortion become a wedge issue in North Carolina-the South’s last semi-swing state-in 2016? That's question raised by a New York Times piece published Sunday about an anti-abortion law that took effect on Jan. 1. The new measure requires doctors who perform abortions after the 16th week of pregnancy to send an ultrasound of the fetus to the State Department of Health and Human Services. The state says that demanding the ultrasounds, which can be used to determine "probable gestational age," is a legitimate way to make sure that clinics are complying with the cutoff for legal abortion in North...
  • Hillary Clinton Tells Planned Parenthood: "As Your President, I Will Always Have Your Back"

    01/11/2016 10:28:03 AM PST · by presidio9 · 30 replies
    Life News ^ | Jan 11, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    At a political rally on Sunday, pro-abortion presidential candidate Hillary Clinton accepted the endorsement of the Planned Parenthood abortion business and told its leadership that it would have her unqualified support as president. Fresh from months of expose' videos catching its top officials selling the body parts of aborted babies, the abortion business plans to spend as much as $20 million to elect Clinton as president. Before a fired-up crowd of primarily pink-clad women, Clinton alluded to the controversies the group has faced since a series of videos by anti-abortion activists were released in 2015. Clinton argued that Republicans would...
  • Cruz on Obama’s transgender agenda: Forcing girls to shower with boys is ‘just nuts’

    01/11/2016 10:08:04 AM PST · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/11/16 | Dustin Siggins
    SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa, January 11, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Texas senator Ted Cruz is doubling down on his criticisms of President Obama for suing schools that don't let boys use the same showers as girls. According to video provided by NBC, Cruz addressed an effort by President Obama to "force a junior high to let a teenage boy shower with teenage girls," which consists of a new interpretation of Title IX that says not allowing teenagers access to restrooms and other facilities restricted to the opposite gender is sex discrimination. The administration has filed lawsuits against at least two school districts,...
  • Planned Parenthood doubles down on illegal teen sex advice: No need to tell partners you have HIV

    01/11/2016 9:58:40 AM PST · by wagglebee · 24 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/11/16 | Father Mark Hodges
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 11, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – In the United States, it is illegal for someone with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) to keep that fact from his or her sexual partners. Planned Parenthood says that law is against the civil rights of people living with HIV. The International Planned Parenthood Federation published in 2010 a guide for youth infected with HIV titled "Healthy, Happy and Hot." The pamphlet is being introduced overseas in new areas, recreating controversy by teaching that those with HIV do not have to disclose their infection status to those they could infect. HIV is the...
  • Washington State bathroom bill obliterates men’s and women’s rooms

    01/08/2016 12:41:24 PM PST · by wagglebee · 45 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/8/16 | Lisa Bourne
    OLYMPIA, Washington, January 8, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Washington State will now require public buildings, including schools, to allow individuals to use bathrooms and locker rooms of the opposite sex. Having taken effect on December 26, the transgender bathroom rule was created by the State Human Rights Commission and has been in the works since 2012. It eliminates a previous separate standard for schools, which allowed them to look at locker room use for transgender students on a case-by-case basis. Human Rights Commission executive director Sharon Ortiz, along with ACLU staff attorney Margaret Chen, said the rule clarifies law that previously...
  • Alabama’s chief justice defiant: doubles down on upholding state’s ‘gay marriage’ ban

    01/08/2016 11:44:52 AM PST · by wagglebee · 20 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/8/16 | Lisa Bourne
    MONTGOMERY, Alabama, January 8, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Alabama's top justice has ordered the state's judges to uphold the Alabama Sanctity of Marriage Amendment, despite the U.S. Supreme Court Obergefell v. Hodges decision last June redefining marriage. Chief Justice Roy Moore said probate judges have a ministerial duty not to issue marriage licenses in conflict with the state marriage amendment pending a decision from the Alabama Supreme Court. "Confusion and uncertainty exist among the probate judges of this State as to the effect of Obergefell on the 'existing orders' in API," Moore said in a January 6 administrative order. "Many probate judges...
  • Empires (Like the U.S.) Fall When Corruption Becomes Rampant

    01/08/2016 10:50:43 AM PST · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | January 8, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Widespread corruption destroys empires. By way of example, corruption was one of the main causes of the collapse of the Roman Empire: The Praetorian Guard—the emperor’s personal bodyguards—assassinated and installed new sovereigns at will, and once even auctioned the spot off to the highest bidder [and see this]. The political rot also extended to the Roman Senate, which failed to temper the excesses of the emperors due to its own widespread corruption and incompetence. As the situation worsened, civic pride waned and many Roman citizens lost trust in their leadership. The Ottoman Empire started its decline when the sale of...