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  • House Cmte Votes to Repeal IPAB, Obama’s “Death Panels”

    02/29/2012 3:53:55 PM PST · by wagglebee · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Life News ^ | 2/29/12 | Steven Ertelt
    Lawmakers on a House health subcommittee began the process of reversing one of the more contentious parts of Obamacare today as they approved bipartisan legislation to repeal the cost control board that has been derisively called “death panels” by detractors.The Energy and Commerce Health subcommittee voted 17-5, according to a report in The Hill, with pro-abortion lawmakers Rep. Frank Pallone of New Jersey and Rep. Edolphus Towns joining with Republicans to vote to end the Independent Payment Advisory Board. Votes in full committee and on the House floor to repeal the board from Obamacare are expected by the end of...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Georgetown co-ed wanting to be paid for sex 'a slut,' 'a prostitute'

    02/29/2012 12:34:53 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 82 replies · 4+ views
    TheDC ^ | February 29, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    February 29, 2012 Limbaugh: Georgetown co-ed wanting to be paid for sex ‘a slut,’ ‘a prostitute’ (edit) Published: 3:20 PM 02/29/2012 inShare1 Email This Article Print This Article By Jeff Poor - The Daily Caller Bio | Archive | Email Jeff Poor Follow Jeff Poor Get Jeff Poor Feed Ads by Google Save on Body ArmorExclusive Sales With Great Quality Military Products. Join Now & Save On Tuesday, Georgetown law student and “reproductive rights activist” Sandra Fluke testified before the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee to explain the obstacles female students face in acquiring birth control. CNS News’...
  • Killing babies no different from abortion, experts say

    02/29/2012 12:48:43 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 86 replies · 4+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | February 29, 2012 | Stephen Adams
    The article, published in the Journal of Medical Ethics, says newborn babies are not “actual persons” and do not have a “moral right to life”. The academics also argue that parents should be able to have their baby killed if it turns out to be disabled when it is born. The journal’s editor, Prof Julian Savulescu, director of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, said the article's authors had received death threats since publishing the article. He said those who made abusive and threatening posts about the study were “fanatics opposed to the very values of a liberal society”....
  • Ugly One, Master, Tiger: The sex gang accused of grooming underage girls

    02/27/2012 5:02:43 PM PST · by bayouranger · 28 replies ^ | 22FEB12 | GUY PATRICK
    GIRLS as young as 13 got pizzas and booze for having sex with a gang of men — whose nicknames included The Ugly One, Master and Tiger, a jury heard yesterday. Victims were chatted up and groomed by the men who then passed them around so fellow Asians could satisfy their lust, the court was told. Prosecutor Rachel Smith said as 11 men including a 59-year-old went on trial for child-sex crimes how schoolgirls would be plied with drink until they were in a stupor. Ms Smith said of one 14-year-old: "She was unable to describe all of the men...
  • ‘Choosing Joy’: Baby Abby was only given a ‘slim chance’ of survival, but abortion wasn’t an option

    02/27/2012 4:28:13 PM PST · by wagglebee · 8 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/27/12 | Peter Baklinski
    BALTIMORE, Maryland, February 27, 2012 ( – Julie Leach could not shake off that uneasy feeling. She and her husband Matt had witnessed the number of pictures the sonographer had taken of their 20-week-old baby. Now Julie felt that something must surely be wrong. Matt tried to reassure his wife that the baby was probably in a weird position and that it had been difficult for the doctor to get the right picture. But Julie’s intuition was right. Matt and Julie Leach with their son Caleb and daughter Abby. A call from the doctor’s office the next day revealed that...
  • Cardinal George: no Catholic hospitals in 2 years unless HHS mandate is rescinded

    02/27/2012 9:15:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies · 7+ views
    Warning that the Church is being “despoiled of her institutions” as “freedom of conscience and of religion become a memory from a happier past,” Cardinal Francis George of Chicago observes that “the Catholic Church in the United States is being told she must ‘give up’ her health care institutions, her universities and many of her social service organizations.” “So far in American history, our government has respected the freedom of individual conscience and of institutional integrity for all the many religious groups that shape our society,” he continues. “The government has not compelled them to perform or pay for what...
  • Danica Patrick on contraception mandate

    02/27/2012 11:09:34 AM PST · by Slambat · 84 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/21/2012
    Danica Patrick on contraception mandate: ‘I leave it up to the government to make good decisions’
  • California govt. mailing condoms to teenagers at home in unmarked envelopes

    02/27/2012 11:06:18 AM PST · by massmike · 32 replies · 1+ views ^ | 02/27/2012 | THADDEUS BAKLINSKI THADDEUS BAKLINSKI
    The California Department of Public Health has begun a program of providing free condoms by mail to children as young as twelve. The Condom Access Project (CAP) was rolled out the week of February 14th in Alameda, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Kern and parts of San Francisco counties under the direction of the California Family Health Council. These areas were chosen, according to the STD Control Branch of the Department of Public Health, because of the high rates of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases and infections among teens in these counties. Supporters of the program admit that while abstinence is the...
  • Gay Marine’s homecoming kiss goes viral

    02/27/2012 10:23:44 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 91 replies · 9+ views ^ | February 27, 2012 | Liz Goodwin
    "Five months after the military's ban on openly gay service expired, a photo of a young gay Marine's homecoming kiss has gone viral".
  • GOP goes to extremes to demonize women

    02/27/2012 8:05:02 AM PST · by SmithL · 38 replies · 2+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/27/12 | Denny Freidenrich
    I remember the uproar over the first "Girls Gone Wild" videotapes. People really were upset. Times certainly have changed. Witness the cover of the new Sports Illustrated "Swimsuit" issue on stands now at the grocery store. It's revealing enough to make a grown woman blush or angry. Or both. So are the very public spectacles that have unfolded in the last three weeks. First, one of the most conservative board members of the Susan G. Komen Foundation was wildly applauding the organization for cutting off funding to Planned Parenthood. That was until public opinion swamped Komen and the board member...
  • Latest scientific 'game-changer' in abortion debate will send ended pregnancies soaring

    02/27/2012 6:36:19 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 2/27/2012 | Lisa M. Krieger
    Full title: Latest scientific 'game-changer' in abortion debate, out this week, will send ended pregnancies soaring but prevent heartache, suffering Raising the prospect of a world without birth defects, a Stanford-created blood test that can detect Down syndrome and two other major genetic defects very early in a woman's pregnancy will be available this week. The simple blood test spares women the risk and heartache of later and more invasive tests like amniocentesis. But it has startling social implications — heralding a not-distant future when many fetal traits, from deadly disease to hair color, are known promptly after conception when...
  • Scientists Use Stem Cells to Generate Human Eggs

    02/26/2012 7:28:24 PM PST · by Dajjal · 23 replies · 2+ views
    New York Times ^ | Feb. 26, 2012 | Nicholas Wade
    Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital say they have extracted stem cells from human ovaries and made them generate egg cells. The advance, if confirmed, might provide a new source of eggs for treating infertility, though scientists say it is far too early to tell if the work holds such promise.
  • Wesley J. Smith: Euthanizing the Mentally Ill in the Netherlands

    02/26/2012 11:08:00 AM PST · by wagglebee · 15 replies · 1+ views
    First Things/Secondhand Smoke ^ | 2/22/12 | Wesley J. Smith
    The latest report from the Netherlands on euthanasia practice includes a case study of a woman killed by her psychiatrist solely due to mental illness, specifically, depression. From the Regional Committees Annual Report 2010: More than four years before the patient died she was diagnosed with vital depression. Her medical history reveals recurring episodes of depression, which were difficult to treat, from 1980 onwards. Apart from a period of several months, she was in hospital from 2005 until she died. Since her depression failed to respond to the various treatments, a psychiatrist working at a teaching hospital was asked for...
  • Top Model: Saudi Arabs Buy American Girls (video)

    02/26/2012 8:25:30 AM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies · 2+ views
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  • The Argument Against Abortion from Metaphysics

    02/26/2012 8:59:20 AM PST · by rhema · 11 replies
    Liveaction ^ | February 26th, 2012 | Matthias
    I think it would be useful to look at the philosophical basis for defending the right to life of unborn babies from the branch of philosophy called metaphysics. Metaphysics isn’t actually as abstract as it sounds. Essentially it’s just the thinking of being, of existence. Everyone is really capable of metaphysics; whenever we consider the existence of things, how things exist, whenever we know some thing and consider what is – we’re doing metaphysics. It’s actually impossible for any thinking person not to do metaphysics. If we never considered things with being, we would never consider anything. My point is:...
  • HHS and the NRA

    02/25/2012 8:45:54 PM PST · by lightman · 5 replies
    ALPB Forum ^ | 25 February AD 2012 | David Charlton
    I have a new idea that may help Conservatives get over the whole HHS thing. Here it is: 1. The Second Amendment gives me the right to bear arms. 2. Defenders of the HHS ruling argue that for me to have a right, my employer must pay for me to exercise that right. 3. They claim that refusal to fund the exercise of a right is the same as denying that right. 4. Therefore, the only way for me to exercise my right to bear arms is for the government to require my employer to purchase guns for me. 5....
  • Romney Denounced by 850 + Rabbis (Denounce Romney as a “Dangerous Homosexualist)

    02/25/2012 5:30:01 PM PST · by xzins · 96 replies · 1+ views
    Rabbinical Alliance of America ^ | 12/26/2011 | RABBI YEHUDA LEVIN
    850 Plus Rabbis at Chanukah Conclave Denounce Romney as a “Dangerous Homosexualist Urge Mormon Church to Sanction Him At a special Chanukah conclave, The Rabbinical Alliance of America, a 70 year old organization of over 850 Orthodox Jewish Rabbis in the United States and Canada, serving approximately one half-million religious Jews, has condemned the decades long pro-homosexual record of former Governor Mitt Romney. Spokesman Rabbi Yehuda Levin declared that “Chanukah commemorates the defeat of the Syrian Greek efforts to impose their pagan culture on the Jewish people. The Jews rejected the intergenerational homosexual activity which was a prominent aspect of...
  • In The Third World, Unwanted Baby Girls 'Disappear’. It’s Called Gendercide. And It’s Happening...

    02/25/2012 5:41:16 PM PST · by Steelfish · 40 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | February 24, 2012 | Allison Pearson
    In The Third World, Unwanted Baby Girls 'Disappear’. It’s Called Gendercide. And It’s Happening In This Country, Too Those who abort unwanted babies because of gender should feel the full force of the law. Prabha Sivaraman, who works for Pall Mall Medical in Manchester, filmed during a consultation with a pregnant woman By Allison Pearson 24 Feb 2012 In a children’s playground in Manhattan’s Central Park on a glorious, quickening spring Saturday, much like today, I was with my daughter by the climbing frame when a massed battalion of buggies came through the gates. The parents unleashed their precious cargo...
  • Anger at Poole school's "suicide lessons"

    02/25/2012 5:18:27 PM PST · by GeronL · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Echo ^ | 9:00am Wednesday 15th February 2012 | Harriet Marsh
    AN OUTRAGED mum has vowed to take her daughter out of ‘lessons in suicide’ at Poole High School. Jennene Garnett says teaching teens about such sensitive issues is inappropriate and that daughter Jasmine Bird, 15, came home distressed when she found out about their next religious studies topic. The 38-year-old mum-of-two’s fears grew when other parents said their youngsters were shown different ways to commit suicide. ...
  • Newt OK with gay marriage referenda

    02/25/2012 5:51:04 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 96 replies · 3+ views ^ | 2/24/12 | ALEXANDER BURNS
    With same-sex marriage laws passing in Maryland and Washington state and New Jersey headed for a fall referendum on the issue, Newt Gingrich said at the Washington state capitol this morning that he's basically comfortable with states enacting gay marriage laws by popular vote. Ginger Gibson sends in the key quote: I think at least they're doing it the right way, which is going through voters, giving them a chance to vote and not having a handful of judges arbitrarily impose their will. I don't agree with it, I would vote no if it were on a referendum where I...