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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 www.dvor.com/militarygear 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
    thesun.co.uk ^ | 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 (LifeSiteNews.com) – 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
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 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
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | 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
    Creeping Sharia ^ | 2/26/12 | faithfreedom.org
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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
    politico.com ^ | 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...
  • Texas to administration: Never mind your threats, we’re cutting Medicaid to abortion providers

    02/24/2012 5:11:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/24/2012 | Tina Korbe
    At CPAC, Texas Gov. Rick Perry quipped, “I haven’t left the fight; I just went home, reloaded my Mag and am fighting on a different front.” Clearly, he wasn’t kidding. Texas today cut Medicaid funding to abortion providers — even though the administration threatened to cut the state’s funding if it did so. The Daily Caller reports: On Thursday, Texas Health and Human Services Commissioner Thomas Suehs signed a rule at the behest of lawmakers and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott that will formally ban Planned Parenthood affiliates and other abortion providers from participating in Texas’ Women’s Health Program.The administration...
  • A Stern Warning to the “Conservative Elites” about Mitt Romney

    02/25/2012 1:13:33 PM PST · by xzins · 26 replies · 1+ views
    A Stern Warning to the “Conservative Elites” about Mitt RomneyThrough their silence, the elites are assisting a political cancer that has profound consequences for our children and grandchildrenWe write the following because we must oppose the deception of the American people by powerful and influential conservatives. Many in the conservative grassroots no longer trust the “conservative” media, lawyers and leaders, whom they see as serving the GOP establishment regardless of the will of the conservative base, regardless of the truth. Most of us are not allied with any presidential candidate. But we are troubled by the unethical and Orwellian cover-up...
  • Ethicists give thumbs-up to infanticide

    02/25/2012 1:12:19 PM PST · by wagglebee · 49 replies
    BioEdge ^ | 2/25/12 | Michael Cook
    If abortion, why not infanticide? This leading question is often treated as a canard by supporters of abortion. However, it is seriously argued by two Italian utilitarians and published online in the prestigious Journal of Medical Ethics this week. Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva are associated respectively with Monash University, in Melbourne, Australia, and with the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, in the UK.They argue that both the fetus and the new-born infant are only potential persons without any interests. Therefore the interests of the persons involved with them are paramount until some indefinite time after birth. To emphasise...
  • School Reform

    02/25/2012 8:04:47 AM PST · by Guido2012 · 5 replies
    2/25/12 | Guido
    What’s wrong with our schools is what’s wrong with America, and we can’t change one without changing the other.
  • Bill to Allow Organ Farming from Unconscious Patients!

    02/24/2012 4:10:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    First Things ^ | February 23, 2012 | Wesley J. Smith
    Good grief! A Maryland state legislator has filed a bill that would allow surrogate decision makers to “donate” kidneys and liver lobes. From HB 449: THIS SUBSECTION APPLIES ONLY TO A PATIENT WHO HAS BEEN CERTIFIED UNDER § 5–606(B) OF THIS SUBTITLE TO BE IN A PERSISTENT 8 VEGETATIVE STATE. (3) A PERSON AUTHORIZED TO MAKE HEALTH CARE DECISIONS FOR ANOTHER UNDER THIS SECTION MAY AUTHORIZE THE DONATION OF A NONVITAL ORGAN IF THE DONATION IS BASED ON: (I) THE WISHES OF THE PATIENT AS PREVIOUSLY EXPRESSED BY THE PATIENT; OR (II) A DETERMINATION BY THE SURROGATE THAT THE DONATION...
  • Mother: There’s Nothing “Down” About Down Syndrome!

    02/24/2012 4:36:29 PM PST · by wagglebee · 11 replies
    Life News ^ | 2/24/12 | Jessica Ferraro
    While I was pregnant I would sit on my bed and look at Riley’s name printed on the wall. I felt that something was a little off. Nothing was wrong, but something wasn’t right. How neat it was that I knew she was special before I even met her... Jennifer peaks her head into the living room where her three daughters are playing house. Sarah and Jaimee giggle as they push their little six month old sister, Riley, around in a carriage that is supposed to be for their baby dolls. Riley simply smiles at all the attention. “Mom, come...
  • Saudi Study: Nearly a Quarter of Children Raped; Up to 46% of Students Suffer from Homosexuality

    02/24/2012 8:29:37 AM PST · by bayouranger · 30 replies
    translatingjihad.com ^ | 24FEB12 | translatingjihad
    Video translated from clip posted on YouTube in December 2008. Clip originally aired on the Arabic-language satellite station 'al-Hurra', on the program 'Misawa'. Subtitled video is above, full transcript below (thanks to Nonie Darwish for finding the video): Guest - More than 23% of children in Saudi society have been raped. Host – So about a quarter of Saudi children have been-- Guest - About a quarter of Saudi children have been raped. Sixty-two percent of those people— Host – Those children. Guest - No, I’m sorry, the study was directed at university students. Twenty-three percent had been raped during...
  • Rick Santorum Winning More Support From Republican Women [Romney 61%, Santorum 57%, Gingrich 37%]

    02/23/2012 9:33:59 PM PST · by Steelfish · 111 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 23, 2012 | Amy Gardner
    Rick Santorum Winning More Support From Republican Women By Amy Gardner, February 23 Over the past several weeks, Republicans have watched squeamishly as presidential contender Rick Santorum has waded into multiple controversies that risk alienating half the 2012 electorate: women. But in fact, Santorum has grown more popular among women while talking about his opposition to abortion, his disapproval of birth control and his view that the federal government shouldn’t pay for prenatal screenings. A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows not only that Santorum is doing better among GOP women than he was a few weeks ago, but also...
  • Santorum: Obama wants to 'indoctrinate' students by boosting college enrollment

    02/23/2012 7:51:26 PM PST · by writer33 · 18 replies
    CBS ^ | 02/23/12 | Rebecca Kaplan, Matthew Shelley
    DALLAS, Texas - Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Thursday that President Obama wants more young adults to go to college so they can undergo "indoctrination" to a secular world view. In an hour-long interview with conservative television host Glenn Beck, Santorum also defended his record on abortion and his vote in favor of President George W. Bush's No Child Left Behind education law. On the president's efforts to boost college attendance, Santorum said, "I understand why Barack Obama wants to send every kid to college, because of their indoctrination mills, absolutely ... The indoctrination that is going on at...
  • Planned Parenthood Created Indiana Girl Scouts Sex Ed Program

    02/23/2012 3:41:15 PM PST · by wagglebee · 51 replies
    Life News ^ | 2/23/12 | Steven Ertelt
    Yet another link between the Planned Parenthood abortion business and the Girl Scouts has come to light and it is giving pro-life advocates further pause about their involvement in the organization.Indiana Right to Life has learned the city of Bloomington, Indiana web site in 2009 reported the direct involvement of a Planned Parenthood “health and sexuality” educator in the development of a Girl Scouts program targeted to girls as young as five years-old.In its report on the 2009 Woman of the Year and Lifetime Contribution Award, the site notes that Anne Reese was nominated posthumously for the Lifetime Contribution Award....
  • Federal court: forcing pharmacists to distribute abortifacient drugs ‘unconstitutional’

    02/22/2012 4:41:37 PM PST · by wagglebee · 11 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/22/12 | Ben Johnson
    TACOMA, WASHINGTON, February 22, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) - In a decision that could impact the unfolding debate over the HHS mandate, today a federal court in Washington state upheld the First Amendment rights of pharmacists to refuse to distribute potentially abortifacient contraception and abortion-inducing drugs, such as Plan B and Ella, if doing so would violate their religious beliefs. The decision overturns Washington Board of Pharmacy rules approved in 2007 by pro-abortion governor Christine Gregoire, which lacked the exemption. “The Board of Pharmacy’s 2007 rules are not neutral, and they are not generally applicable,” the court ruled in its decision. “They...
  • Clergy Declare State of Emergency for Churches Over Obama Demands

    02/22/2012 4:30:21 PM PST · by wagglebee · 15 replies
    Faith & Action ^ | 2/22/12 | Faith & Action
    WASHINGTON, D.C. Feb. 22, 2012 — The National Clergy Council, representing church leaders of Catholic, Evangelical, Orthodox, and Protestant church traditions, has declared a State of Emergency for the Churches in response to the order by President Barack Obama for religious organizations to compromise their religious and moral beliefs by complying with a mandate to provide employees with certain forms of insurance coverage. In recent days, Jewish rabbis have joined all Catholic bishops in the United States in expressing alarm over the president’s “healthcare” mandates and other violations of the Constitution. The National Clergy Council deliberated for the last week...
  • 11 children removed from sex offender’s home after some were found tied to beds

    02/22/2012 7:53:34 AM PST · by null and void · 62 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 5:46 PM
      One month later, authorities are still trying to find out how the children were there Johnny Hanson/APChild Protective Services removed 11 children from this home in Dayton, Texas last month. DAYTON, Texas — Texas authorities said Tuesday they removed 11 children from a crowded home where a registered sex offender lives after they found eight confined in a small, dark bedroom with restraints tying some to their beds. Along with the children, 10 adults were living in the one-story, 1,700-square-foot home in Dayton, about 30 miles northeast of Houston, Child Protective Services spokeswoman Gwen Carter said. One month after...
  • Ross Douthat: The 'safe, legal, rare' illusion

    02/22/2012 7:55:01 AM PST · by rhema · 11 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 2/21/12 | Ross Douthat
    Amid the sound and fury of the latest culture-war battles - first over breast cancer dollars and Planned Parenthood, and then over the White House's attempt to require that religious employers cover contraception and potential abortifacients - it's easy to forget that there is at least some common ground in U.S. politics on sex, pregnancy, marriage and abortion. Even the most pro-choice politicians, for instance, usually emphasize that they want to reduce the need for abortion, and make the practice rare as well as safe and legal. Even the fiercest conservative critics of the White House's contraception mandate - yes,...
  • Ex-judge in Mass. defends forced abortion ruling

    02/21/2012 8:58:41 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 13 replies
    GOPUSA.com ^ | February 21, 2012 | AP Staff
    BOSTON (AP) - A retired Massachusetts judge is defending her decision to order a mentally ill woman to have an abortion and be sterilized against her wishes. Christina Harms is also criticizing Boston University for withdrawing a job offer after her ruling sparked controversy and was overturned by the state Appeals Court. Harms, who retired last month, defended her ruling in a letter she sent Monday to other Massachusetts family court judges, saying she believed the schizophrenic woman would have chosen to have an abortion if she had been mentally competent. The letter was first reported by The Boston Globe....
  • Disclosing the abortion-suicide association

    02/21/2012 5:41:59 PM PST · by presidio9 · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, February 20, 2012 | Clarke Forsythe and Mailee Smith
    All 11 active judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit in St. Louis recently heard one of the most important abortion cases in the federal courts today. The case, Planned Parenthood v. Rounds, involves a South Dakota statute requiring informed consent before a woman undergoes an abortion. While many in the media have focused on the controversies surrounding President Obama’s health care law, this case actually is one of the most significant events on the life issue today. The hearing focused on what the courts have called “the suicide advisory”: the statute’s requirement that abortion providers...
  • What if arguments for abortion were applied to infants?

    02/21/2012 4:48:27 PM PST · by wagglebee · 59 replies · 5+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/21/12 | Murray Vasser
    You would get something that sounds like this… 7 Arguments for Infanticide 1. Abortion costs money, and many poor people do not have the money to spare on abortion, especially in developing countries. Infanticide, on the other hand, is absolutely free. The procedure requires no doctor’s consultation, no medication, and no follow up visit. It requires no special equipment and can be performed with any number of common household items, such as a kitchen knife or even a shoestring. 2. Criminalizing infanticide is dangerous for women. In societies where infanticide is illegal, young women who do not want their child,...
  • Sex, Lies and Rick Santorum: The politics of the double standard on social issues.

    02/21/2012 4:01:53 PM PST · by rhema · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | WILLIAM MCGURN
    When Barack Obama was campaigning for president in 2008, he declared that marriage is between a man and a woman. For the most part, his position was treated as a nonissue. Now Rick Santorum is campaigning for president. He too says that marriage is between a man and a woman. What a different reaction he gets. There's no mystery why. Mr. Santorum is attacked because everyone understands that he means what he says. President Obama, by contrast, gets a pass because everyone understands—nudge nudge, wink wink—that he's not telling the truth. The press understands that this is just one of...
  • Sex-changing treatment for kids: It's on the rise

    02/21/2012 1:41:09 PM PST · by surroundedbyblue · 51 replies · 1+ views
    MyWay ^ | 2/20/12 | LINDSEY TANNER
    CHICAGO (AP) - A small but growing number of teens and even younger children who think they were born the wrong sex are getting support from parents and from doctors who give them sex-changing treatments, according to reports in the medical journal Pediatrics. It's an issue that raises ethical questions, and some experts urge caution in treating children with puberty-blocking drugs and hormones. An 8-year-old second-grader in Los Angeles is a typical patient. Born a girl, the child announced at 18 months, "I a boy" and has stuck with that belief. The family was shocked but now refers to the...
  • Ex-judge in Mass. defends forced abortion ruling

    02/21/2012 12:24:17 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 21, 2012 | DENISE LAVOIE
    BOSTON (AP) -- A retired Massachusetts judge on Tuesday defended her decision to order a mentally ill woman to have an abortion and be sterilized against her wishes, and she blasted Boston University for rescinding a job offer after her ruling sparked controversy. Christina Harms said she believes the schizophrenic woman would have chosen to have an abortion if she had been mentally competent.
  • The Church should ‘stay out of the bedroom,’ but pick up the tab for what happens there?

    02/21/2012 11:39:54 AM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    Life Site News ^ | February 20, 2012 | DENISE J. HUNNELL, MD
    Denise Hunnell February 20, 2012 (HLIAmerica.org) - It is time to do some fact checking about President Obama’s “compromise” on attacking religious liberty. First of all, telling Catholics to just close their eyes and keep paying their insurance premiums that will ultimately cover morally objectionable services is not addressing respect for conscience and religious liberty. No matter how you spin it, Catholic institutions will be paying for contraception, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs. The end result is no different than the original Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate, since insurance companies are not going to just throw these services in for...
  • Judge says ordering of abortion was justified

    02/21/2012 9:43:50 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 176 replies · 2+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 02/21/2012 | By Peter Schworm
    A family court judge who ruled that a pregnant woman with schizophrenia should undergo an abortion and be sterilized sharply defended her decision yesterday, while denouncing Boston University for withdrawing what she said was a job offer amid the controversy. In a rare personal defense of the reasoning behind a court ruling, Christina Harms, who retired from the bench last month after 23 years, said she concluded that the woman, a 31-year-old who suffered from delusions, would choose to terminate her pregnancy if she were mentally competent, chiefly so that she could resume antipsychotic medication that would have harmed the...
  • Ron Paul on Social Conservatism: 'I Think It's a Losing Position'

    02/20/2012 11:56:59 AM PST · by mnehring · 140 replies · 1+ views
    (CNSNews.com) - Rep. Ron Paul (R.-Texas.), who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, told Candy Crowley on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday that social conservatism is "a losing position" for the Republican Party. "Do you--are you uncomfortable--certainly Rick Santorum is the one who has been in the forefront of some of this talk on social issues, but there have been others in the race," Crowley asked Paul. "Are you uncomfortable with this talk about social issues? Do you consider it a winning area for Republicans in November?" "No," said Paul. "I think it's a losing position. "I mean,...
  • The Left’s outrageous outrage at a proposal to require ultrasounds before abortion (It's "Rape"?)

    02/20/2012 9:39:24 AM PST · by Qbert · 85 replies
    Hot Air ^ | FEBRUARY 19, 2012 | TINA KORBE
    The Slate piece that prompted this controversy is a few days old, but the conservative backlash to it is just picking up steam. Thursday, Supreme Court reporter Dahlia Lithwick (whose name I’ve always envied!) penned a preposterous attack on a proposed law in Virginia that would require women to have an ultrasound before they would be allowed to have an abortion. Ms. Lithwick is convinced – convinced – that an ultrasound amounts to rape. She writes: Because the great majority of abortions occur during the first 12 weeks, that means most women will be forced to have a transvaginal procedure, in which a...
  • New Democratic Litmus Test: Obama likely last Dem to win nomination w/out backing same-sex marriage

    02/20/2012 11:49:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    National Journal ^ | February 18, 2012 | Reid Wilson
    Perhaps no flip flop in his career has caused Mitt Romney more grief among conservatives than his evolution on abortion, from a pro-choice gubernatorial candidate to a pro-life presidential contender. His struggle to convince activists of his conservative bona fides underscores the fact that toeing the pro-life line is a requirement for a Republican presidential candidate. It is a litmus test in the most political sense of the phrase. After decades of avoiding what was once a toxic issue, Democrats are on the verge of establishing a new litmus test, one that will demonstrate just how quickly and dramatically the...
  • One Rape Two Victims

    02/20/2012 4:05:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2012 | Mike Adams
    Dear Professor Adams: I appreciated your article on abortion (whether you'd abort Hitler). I read on your page on Facebook that you've gotten hate mails after the article, I know you always get lambasted by the intolerant left. It means you're doing what's right. Anyway I wanted to send you this message, because I appreciate all your efforts. Almost 30 years ago, when I was 19 I was raped. I learned a month later that I was pregnant as a result. Everyone urged me to abort, but what struck me at the time was that that baby was as much...
  • For Women Under 30, Most Births Occur Outside Marriage

    02/20/2012 8:04:28 AM PST · by bigbob · 49 replies · 1+ views
    NYT ^ | 2-17-12 | JASON DePARLE and SABRINA TAVERNISE
    It used to be called illegitimacy. Now it is the new normal. After steadily rising for five decades, the share of children born to unmarried women has crossed a threshold: more than half of births to American women under 30 occur outside marriage. Once largely limited to poor women and minorities, motherhood without marriage has settled deeply into middle America. The fastest growth in the last two decades has occurred among white women in their 20s who have some college education but no four-year degree, according to Child Trends, a Washington research group that analyzed government data. Among mothers of...
  • Sex-changing treatment for kids: It's on the rise

    02/20/2012 5:23:47 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 20, 2012 | Lindsey Tanner
    CHICAGO—A small but growing number of teens and even younger children who think they were born the wrong sex are getting support from parents and from doctors who give them sex-changing treatments, according to reports in the medical journal Pediatrics. It's an issue that raises ethical questions, and some experts urge caution in treating children with puberty-blocking drugs and hormones. An 8-year-old second-grader in Los Angeles is a typical patient. Born a girl, the child announced at 18 months, "I a boy" and has stuck with that belief. The family was shocked but now refers to the child as a...
  • Surprise! Planned Parenthood CEO Top Advisor on Contraception Mandate

    02/19/2012 11:57:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Guess who was a key player in pushing through the birth control mandate in ObamaCare? Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards. According to reports, not only did Obama listen to Richards, but took her word over the suggestions his top advisers, including Vice President Joe Biden, then Chief of Staff Bill Daley and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. According th ABC's Jake Tapper, there was an internal debate about the contraception mandate at the White House.  The debate within the White House on this issue was, sources say, heated, and President Obama was legitimately torn. Panetta wasn’t alone in...
  • California counties get federally-funded teen mail-order condom program

    02/19/2012 1:24:30 PM PST · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 2/19/12 | AP
    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Teenagers in several counties can get condoms in the mail for free under a program launched this week and supported by state public health officials. The Condom Access Project allows youth between the ages of 12 and 19 to order a package of 10 condoms, lube and health brochures online at TeenSource.org, a website run by the nonprofit California Family Health Council. The package will be mailed to them in a nondescript yellow envelope. Supporters say the program -- aimed at reducing pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases among teens -- will benefit young people who cannot afford...