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  • Massive, systemic Planned Parenthood fraud on brink of exposure?

    03/20/2012 2:37:38 PM PDT · by don-o · 8 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | March 20, 2012 | Jill Stanek
    The backstory, from LifeNews.com, March 12: Former Planned Parenthood abortion facility director Abby Johnson has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the abortion business claiming its Texas affiliate knowingly sent in about $6 million in false claims to Medicaid and covered up its actions…. The formerly sealed federal “whistleblower” suit… was made public [March 9] and was filed in 2009 by the Alliance Defense Fund on behalf of Johnson…. The suit alleges that Planned Parenthood knowingly committed Medicaid fraud from 2007 to 2009 by improperly seeking reimbursements from the Texas Women’s Health Program for products and services not reimbursable by that...
  • Notre Dame Under Fire for Pro-Abortion Internships

    03/20/2012 2:49:34 PM PDT · by rhema · 11 replies · 2+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | 3/20/12 | Steven Ertelt
    The University of Notre Dame may be Catholic but it is once again coming under fire from pro-life advocates. Last time it was because the university gave platform to pro-abortion President Barack Obama and bestowed upon him an honorary degree. This time, Notre Dame is upsetting pro-life groups for promoting internships for its students with pro-abortion organizations. According to Tradition Family Property Student Action Director John Ritchie, Notre Dame is offering students “summer internship opportunities” at several notorious pro-abortion organizations. “Our majors have interned at the following organizations,” states the university’s web site, which includes: •Center for American Progress •Emily’s...
  • NYC, Abortion Capital

    03/20/2012 6:43:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies · 2+ views
    National Review ^ | 03/20/2012 | By Greg Pfundstein
    Today the Chiaroscuro Foundation released an interactive map illustrating the abortion ratio by zip code in New York City from 2000 to 2009. This is a continuation of our effort to raise awareness of the extremely high rate of abortion in New York City.Much could be said about these data. While the total number of abortions, as well as the abortion ratio, is down over the period citywide, both the number of abortions and the abortion ratio increased in the majority of zip codes, indicating uneven progress. The number of live births also increased in the majority of zip codes....
  • Tennessee abortion bill would require publishing names of doctors

    03/19/2012 9:06:29 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 23 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 2012 | Richard Fausset
    The latest salvo in the abortion wars comes in the form of a bill in the Tennessee Legislature that would result in the online publication of the names of doctors who perform abortions, and -- according to critics of the measure -- potentially out individual women who undergo the controversial procedure. The Life Defense Act of 2012, which is under consideration in the Tennessee House of Representatives, would direct the state Health Department to post on its website a report on every abortion, to be filled out by the facility where the procedure takes place. The reports must include the...
  • Responding to Backers of Abortions on Babies With Disabilities

    03/19/2012 3:48:57 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | 3/19/12 | Jess Clark
    Reading through the Slate article: Rick Santorum, Meet My Son, I find myself torn. As another mom in the trenches, I can genuinely feel her love for her son, and the agony of watching him suffer. She is in the battle, and in the battle, sometimes all we can feel is the battle. Also, though, I wish we could sit down for coffee and talk about who her baby is, inside. With my disabled child, I have to be mindful of two realities. One, that his brain is terribly broken; his life is often a battle between life and death,...
  • Republicans Should Avoid Social Issues

    03/19/2012 11:23:44 AM PDT · by Fred · 114 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 031912 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Rick Santorum could be the worst thing to happen to the GOP — ever. Worse even than George W. Bush. And that’s saying a lot. Bush did so much damage to the GOP brand, he almost destroyed the party forever. It was George Bush who brought us Barack Obama. Few Americans voted for Obama, they just voted for ABB (Anyone But Bush). Now the GOP has a golden opportunity. Obama has wrecked the U.S. economy from sea to shining sea. He has turned off voters by the millions. By historical standards, based on the current disastrous economic and unemployment numbers,...
  • Pro-Life Nurse Ordered to Assist in Abortion (Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services

    03/19/2012 1:59:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Live Action News ^ | 3/19/12 | Paul Pauker
    Mount Sinai Hospital in New York ordered Cathy DeCarlo to assist in an abortion for a patient 22 weeks into her pregnancy. A pro-life nurse, DeCarlo had informed the hospital in 2004 that she was unwilling to assist in abortions. And both federal and state law allows health care providers, including nurses, to refuse to assist in abortions. DeCarlo pleaded with the hospital, which still had six hours to find a replacement nurse. Instead, DeCarlo says the hospital forbade her from seeking a replacement and falsely claimed that the mother could die if DeCarlo failed to follow orders. Following the...
  • THE INJUSTICE OF SOCIAL JUSTICE

    03/19/2012 4:49:34 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 33 replies · 2+ views
    email | March 18, 2012 | Tom Durbin
    What is social justice? That is a very important question! Do you know what it is? If we listen carefully, we are hearing those words [social justice] frequently, wrapped with words like fairness, fair share, and equality. How can social justice be anything but apple pie and motherhood, particularly when it’s packaged with fairness and equality? ‘Justice’ is a virtue…much like faith, hope and charity are religious virtues. Justice is goodness and rightness and encompasses moral principles. Social refers to the relation of human beings in a community. So, social justice should mean embracing moral principles and goodness by human...
  • Lesbian demands that Catholic school remove Catechism quote from pamphlet

    03/19/2012 7:26:24 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 21 replies · 1+ views
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 19, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Ann Michelle Tesluk, a lesbian whose children attend a Catholic school, is demanding that the school, which is located in Peterborough, Ontario, remove a Catechism quote from a pamphlet because it refers to the homosexual inclination as "objectively disordered." See here. I wrote a series of posts after the Archdiocese of Boston announced a new policy which says that Catholic schools can partner with homosexual parents. I reminded His Eminence Sean Cardinal O'Malley that, in its Declaration on Christian Education (Gravissimum Educationis), No. 3, the Vatican II Fathers explained that parents "must be recognized as the primary and principal educators"...
  • Free Sterilizations Must be Offered to All College Women, Says HHS

    03/18/2012 7:15:23 PM PDT · by McBuff · 74 replies
    CNSnews.com ^ | March 17, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - All student health care plans covering female college students in the United States must include coverage for free voluntary sterilization surgery, the Department of Health and Human Services announced late Friday afternoon. Women of college age who do not attend school will also get free sterilization coverage whether they are insured through an employer, their parents, or some form of government-subsidized plan.
  • What’s the Problem with Same-Sex Marriage? (An Honest Look at Homosexual “Marriage”)

    03/18/2012 10:13:27 AM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies · 2+ views
    Courageous Priest ^ | March 18, 2012 | BISHOP THOMAS J. TOBIN
    Bishop Thomas Tobin's Five Problems with Homosexual “Marriage” It’s a sure sign of spring, as predictable as the Red Sox at spring training, the swallows returning to Capistrano, and the flowing of green beer on St. Patrick’s Day. I’m referring of course to the public re-appearance of the determined proponents of homosexual marriage.It seems that each year at this time the left-leaning columnists, the organized advocates, and the lobbyists at the State House awaken from their hibernation to take-up their perennial campaign to redefine marriage in Rhode Island and impose their personal preferences upon the citizenry of our State.The public...
  • Anti-Catholic Ad OK in New York Times, But Similar Anti-Islam Ad Rejected

    03/16/2012 6:23:34 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 15, 2012 | Clay Waters
    Neil Munro of the Daily Caller reports on a double standard on religious-bashing ads in the New York Times involving Pamela Geller (pictured), the activist against radical Islam whose "venomous" rhetoric the Times finds offensive, especially after her involvement in the opposition to building a mosque a few blocks from Ground Zero. Executives at The New York Times have rejected a full-page anti-Islam advertisement that mimicked a controversial anti-Catholic advertisement they published on March 9. According to a Mar. 13 letter sent by the Times to the ad’s sponsor, anti-Islam activist Pamela Geller, the $39,000 anti-Islam ad was rejected because...
  • Birth control rule won’t apply to all student plans at colleges, White House says

    03/17/2012 12:18:40 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 27 replies · 3+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 16, 2012 | By N.C. Aizenman
    [This is a personally written summation piece from multiple news stories and sources.] In a Friday news dump, the Obama (mis)administration announced that college student health plans covering 4 out of 5 college girls/women must give them free, taxpayer-funded birth control. Even students at most religious schools are included in this new mandate. The reason Obama cannot require free birth control and abortions for all college girls is due only to what is described as a 'technical defect" in the law, not Obama's desire to adhere to the wishes of the students, parents, or the schools. The administration justifies this...
  • Men ejected from Santorum rally after kissing

    03/17/2012 7:50:15 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies
    dailyherald.com ^ | March 17, 2012 | Larissa Chinwah
    A kiss got two men ejected from Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s visit to a Christian high school in Arlington Heights on Friday. Video footage from the campaign rally shows Santorum, a vocal opponent of gay marriage, interrupted by shouting from the audience as he addresses the crowd at Christian Liberty Academy in Arlington Heights. The video then shows the two men kissing before a security guard approaches. The crowd chants, “USA. USA. USA,” as the two men are escorted from the packed gymnasium. Media outlets have identified the two men as Timothy Tross, of Lombard and Benjamin Clifford, of...
  • Obama Admin OKs Using Aborted Babies’ Brains in Lab Tests

    03/17/2012 3:41:02 PM PDT · by Petrosius · 17 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | March 16, 2012
    The Obama administration is getting grief from a pro-life group for approving an experiment using the remains of the bodies of unborn children victimized in abortion for research continues in U.S. laboratories.Scott Fischbach, the director of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life uncovered the information showing a clinical trial approved by the Food and Drug Administration uses brain tissue from aborted unborn babies to treat macular degeneration. StemCells Inc. will inject fetal brain stem cells into the eyes of up to 16 patients to study the cellsÂ’ effect on vision.In its press release announcing the clinical trial, StemCells Inc. was careful...
  • Wesley J. Smith: Should Dehydration Be the Default Decision for PVS

    03/17/2012 12:55:35 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 18 replies
    Bioethics exploded into the headlines over the last few weeks after the Journal of Medical Ethics published an article promoting “after-birth abortion,” that is, the right of parents to have infants killed if the child’s presence in life did not serve their (or society’s) interests. But hidden by the sturm und drang over infanticide, Bioethics published another radical proposal that received virtually no attention—but which, if adopted, could result in thousands of persistent vegetative state (PVS) patients being dehydrated to death.The question concerns whether or not to provide such patients with food and water. Tube-supplied sustenance—called artificial nutrition and hydration...
  • Oregon Sets New Record For Assisted Suicides

    03/16/2012 6:17:40 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 29 replies
    Christian Diarist ^ | March 16, 2012 | JP
    Dr. Peter Goodwin killed himself this week. He took advantage of Oregon’s 15-year-old assisted-suicide law, which allows residents of the Beaver State to score a legal dose of drugs by obtaining a prescription from an enabling physician. Goodwin happened to be one of the first physicians to voice support for Oregon’s euphemistically titled “Death With Dignity Act,” which took effect in late 1997. “I don’t think we would have aid in dying in Oregon without Dr. Goodwin,” said Barbara Coombs Lee, who worked closely with the former family physician to get the law the passed. Indeed, the late Dr. Goodwin’s...
  • Joni Eareckson Tada on Wilberforce Award, 'Better Off Dead Than Disabled' Mentality

    03/16/2012 9:24:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 98 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/16/2012 | Eryn Sun
    A disturbing belief is spreading within the hearts of many around the world and within America: that a person is better off dead than disabled.But a leading advocate for people with disabilities is fighting that notion and looking to educate the world and the church about the precious lives and rights of "those who seem to be weaker."The Christian Post spoke to Joni Eareckson Tada on Thursday, the founder and CEO of Joni and Friends International Disability Center, about her countless achievements for the disabled community, unwavering faith in God, battle with breast cancer, and her latest recognition by Breakpoint...
  • ‘At eight months, my doctor said he would ‘absolutely’ abort my disabled son’

    03/16/2012 3:54:34 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 30 replies · 1+ views
    LifeSiteNews/Live Action ^ | 3/16/12 | Kristi Burton Brown
    March 16, 2012 (LiveActionNews.org) - When you walk into Nicole and Steven’s house, you get the sense that they are parents who thoroughly enjoy their three kids. You’ll find Steven running down the narrow hallway while all the kids scream in delight, chasing each other and him. Nicole patiently fixes healthy meals for them while explaining to the youngest that she can’t climb up on the counter to help because the crockpot is just too hot for little hands. You’ll see Titus, their only son proudly popping wheelies in his special wheelchair while the family cheers. They are a family...
  • Look Who’s Talking at the 2012 ELCA Youth Gathering

    03/16/2012 3:18:54 PM PDT · by rhema · 20 replies
    Exposing the ELCA ^ | 3/15/12 | Dan Skogen
    ELCA pastor, the Rev. Andrena Ingram, will be a keynote speaker at the 2012 ELCA Youth Gathering. (see here) This is the same Rev. Ingram who recently wrote: “This is my body, given for you. … this is a condom, given for you. Use it!” (read here) First, what a disgusting and irreverent use of God’s words. That is unacceptable. Secondly, as you can read, this ELCA leader is big on condom use. So much so that she passed out condoms during a HIV Testing Event/“community meal” held at her church. She writes that she, “Went inside our hall, found...
  • What Makes a Baby Moonbat

    03/16/2012 12:36:48 PM PDT · by massmike · 12 replies
    moonbattery.com ^ | 03/16/2012 | n/a
    Everything has to be different, in a country that has been fundamentally transformed in accordance with political correctness. For example, now that the traditional family structure has been discarded as patriarchal, oppressive, and unhip in favor of more nuanced arrangements, new tools will be needed to teach children about the birds and the bees. Cory Silverberg fills the gap with a children’s book project entitled What Makes a Baby: What Makes a Baby is my response to the fact that books about where babies come from leave many of us out. They tell a nice story (mommy + daddy +...
  • Springfield (MA) schools approve policy that could provide condoms for 12-year-olds

    03/16/2012 8:49:45 AM PDT · by Sopater · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 16, 2012
    The Springfield School Committee has given first-step approval to a policy that would make condoms available to students as young as 12. The committee voted 5-1 Thursday night in favor of the "Comprehensive Reproductive Health Policy" in an effort to prevent sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy. The policy also includes a provision for student counseling. The policy also allows parents "to deny permission (opt out) for access to condoms for their students." It still needs a second vote of approval before it is final.
  • Residents outraged as massive ‘Porno Palace’ opens next to convent

    03/15/2012 3:33:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 3/15/2012 | John-Henry Westen
    CHICAGO, IL March 15, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On behalf of local residents and the Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo, Thomas More Society attorneys demanded that the Village of Stone Park, Illinois, put a halt to construction of a three-million dollar strip club, “Get It,” located several feet from the property line of the Sisters’ convent. “For over 60 years, the Sisters of St. Charles have devoted their lives to teaching the children of Stone Park – service for which they’re now being repaid with a ‘porno palace’ towering over their convent,” said Peter Breen, executive director of the Thomas...
  • They Lied Saying Obamacare Wouldn’t Fund Abortions

    03/15/2012 4:17:44 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 32 replies
    Life News ^ | 3/15/12 | Alan Sears
    When the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, i.e., ObamaCare, was being debated in public and in Congress during 2010, Americans who supported life were told again and again that the legislation would not cover abortion. But like so many other aspects of Obama’s healthcare overhaul, what was promised and what was received turned out to be two different things – especially considering that many legislators read the bill only after they signed it into law. For example, the Obama administration has now made it clear that the individual mandate in ObamaCare will contain a charge—an “abortion premium mandate”—to forcibly...
  • Caesar Tyrannus Obama, I Will Not Submit

    03/15/2012 5:33:25 AM PDT · by OneLoyalAmerican · 37 replies · 2+ views
    Barbhardt,Biz ^ | March 14, AD 2012 11:09 PM MST | Ann Barnhardt
    The Obama Regime has mandated that Americans MUST fund abortion by exactly one dollar per month. This is done by mandating that the service commodity of health insurance must be purchased as a condition of lawful residency in the United States. Caesar Tyrannus Obama, I will not submit. Attached as a separate surcharge to every health insurance policy that covers abortion (and TRUST that the regime will soon mandate abortion coverage - just as they have done with contraception, sterilization and abortifacients) will be an "abortion surcharge" of $1.00 per month, to be billed as a separate transaction from the...
  • Liberal Catholics Spooked by United Bishops for Religious Freedom

    03/15/2012 2:27:13 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Catholic Vote ^ | March 15, 2012 | Thomas Peters
    I have little to add to Kathryn’s excellent summary of the U.S. Bishops’ statement “United for Religious Freedom.”I do want to register my disappointment with Reuters, however, which attempted to muddy the waters of the bishops’ crystal-clear resolve the day before they issued their statement — while presenting absolutely no evidence to support that narrative: “Facing small but clear signs of discontent within their own ranks, U.S. Catholic bishops may be poised to rethink their aggressive tactics for fighting a federal mandate that health insurance plans cover contraception, according to sources close to influential bishops…… dozens of bishops, meeting this...
  • Sudbury Catholic girl school hands out oral sex flyer to 12-year-olds

    03/15/2012 2:51:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 3/15/2012 | Patrick B. Craine
    SUDBURY, Ontario, March 15, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A Sudbury Catholic girls school is under fire this week after grade 7 students brought home handouts showing them how to perform oral sex. The flyer was given out last Thursday at Marymount Academy, a Catholic all-girls school for grades 7-12, at an event to mark International Women’s Day. Carmen James-Poulin, 62, says her granddaughter, who is in grade 7, “could not believe” it was handed out. “It’s not educational. It’s vulgar. It belongs on a porn site,” James-Poulin told QMI Agency. The flyer, produced by the Toronto-based Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange...
  • Why Obama Wants the Contraception Mandate to Go to the Supreme Court

    03/15/2012 11:55:34 AM PDT · by WPaCon · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/15/2012 | Andrew Schwartz
    The question has been asked: "Why are President Obama and the Democrats spending so much time and effort on universal coverage of contraception?" Surely they knew that there would be religious objection. Surely they did not think that such a decision would not go unchallenged. Why waste time and resources defending a controversial stance with so many other things going on? Recent polls show President Obama's approval numbers dropping among female voters, despite the "War on Women" attributed to the Republicans, and religious leaders have spoken openly from the pulpit, decrying the legality and morality of the contraception mandate, despite...
  • Declaring War on Newborns (The disgrace of medical ethics.)

    03/15/2012 5:01:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies · 2+ views
    TWS ^ | March 19, 2012 | Andrew Ferguson
    On the list of the world’s most unnecessary occupations—aromatherapist, golf pro, journalism professor, vice president of the United States​—​that of medical ethicist ranks very high. They are happily employed by pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, and other outposts of the vast medical-industrial combine, where their job is to advise the boss to go ahead and do what he was going to do anyway (“Put it on the market!” “Pull the plug on the geezer!”). They also attend conferences where they take turns sitting on panels talking with one another and then sitting in the audience watching panels of other medical ethicists talking...
  • Planned Parenthood CEO arrested for public park sex crime

    03/14/2012 3:44:25 PM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 3/14/2012
    A Planned Parenthood CEO has been arrested in Lubbock, Texas after being charged with indecent exposure. Tony Ray Thornton, President and CEO of the Lubbock affiliate, was arrested and released on bail Tuesday.
  • “Pro-Choice” Activist: “I Love Abortion,” “Don’t Want it Rare”

    03/14/2012 4:10:05 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 69 replies
    Life News ^ | 3/14/12 | Steven Ertelt
    A pro-abortion activist writing at one of the leading pro-abortion web sites is admitting what many the pro-life movement has always known but what leading defenders of abortion refuse to admit. Until now.Jessica DelBalzo, an activist writer from Flemington, New Jersey who has written for numerous progressive web sites, puts her extreme pro-abortion views on display at RH Reality Check, where she candidly admits in a headline, “I Love Abortion: Implying Otherwise Accomplishes Nothing for Women’s Rights.”“I love abortion. I don’t accept it. I don’t view it as a necessary evil. I embrace it. I donate to abortion funds. I...
  • 'Gay-affirming' churches harming homosexuals, says Christian therapist hit with undercover sting

    03/14/2012 11:31:05 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    VirtueOnline ^ | March 9, 2012 | Hilary White
    Churches and psychological professional associations are harming people suffering from unwanted same-sex attraction, both spiritually and medically, by their acceptance of the "gay-affirming" ideology pushed by the homosexualist lobby, a Christian psychotherapist told LifeSiteNews.com in an interview today.Lesley Pilkington, a psychotherapist in the UK who was famously the subject of an undercover" sting" by a homosexual activist and journalist, said that there is a "huge gap" in public perception of homosexuality that has been created by a lack of balance in media representation and by the failure of churches to clearly articulate their objections. Pilkington is currently facing professional discipline...
  • Obama’s war on Christians and Jews started before he was elected

    03/14/2012 7:34:52 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 7 replies · 2+ views
    coachisright.com ^ | March 14, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Obama’s hatful war against America’s mainstream religions has been in full rage since the spring of 2008. This is a list of his attacks. April 2008 – Obama speaks disrespectfully of Christians, saying they “cling to guns or religion” and have an “antipathy to people who aren't like them.” February 2009 – Obama announces plans to revoke conscience protection for health workers who refuse to participate in medical activities that go against their beliefs, and fully implements the plan in February 2011. April 2009 – When speaking at Georgetown University, Obama orders that a monogram symbolizing Jesus' name be covered...
  • When Irish eyes are ... dying

    03/14/2012 6:24:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/14/2012 | Matt C. Abbott
    St. Patrick must be rolling over in his grave -- and I can say that because I'm part Irish.Instead of receiving the best of what the U.S. has to offer, Ireland has been receiving the worst of what the U.S. has to offer, specifically in the form of boatloads of blood-tainted money from liberal American billionaires.From a March 13 piece at LifeSiteNews.com: The abortion industry is, of course, particularly discomfited by the fact that, according to the United Nations, Ireland, without recourse to abortion, is the safest place in the world for a mother to have a baby. And...
  • The U.S. billionaires funding the push for abortion in Ireland

    03/13/2012 4:29:51 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    LifeSiteNews/The Life Institute ^ | 3/13/12 | Niamh Ui Bhriain
    March 13, 2012 (Thelifeinstitute.net) - Ireland’s experience in banning abortion is hugely important for the global pro-life community. That’s because our record proves that we best serve mothers and babies when our laws protect unborn human life. Ireland is the example pro-life activists the world over can point to, because the Irish experience shows that abortion is never necessary. The abortion industry is, of course, particularly discomfited by the fact that, according to the United Nations, Ireland, without recourse to abortion, is the safest place in the world for a mother to have a baby. And Irish medical experts have...
  • Abort first, ask questions later: Britain’s problem with sex-selection abortion

    03/13/2012 4:20:36 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 4 replies
    March 13, 2012 (Pop.org) - Sex-selection abortions have been illegal in Great Britain since 1967. But that hasn’t been stopping British abortionists from performing them. A far-reaching undercover investigation carried out by the London Telegraph found that doctors, counselors and medical staff across the country were not only perfectly willing to perform sex-selective abortions, but they were even willing to forge paperwork to cover up their crime. According to The Telegraph, a counselor at a British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) clinic openly admitted to the undercover operative that she would lie on her official paperwork to make sure the abortion...
  • Writer: My abortion ‘was the best decision of my life’; I’d rather have a dog than a baby

    03/13/2012 5:48:02 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 72 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 3/12/2012 | Ben Johnson
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK, March 12, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – American Idol judge Steve Tyler and his then-girlfriend still regret her abortion. So does former Britney Spears backup singer Kelly Clinger. So do millions of other famous and anonymous women across the country and around the world. Not Amanda Chatel, a self-described “selfish” New York-based freelance writer. In an online article posted on the website The Gloss on Friday, she claimed she had an abortion in 2005, calling it “the best decision of my life” and writing that she prefers the companionship of her Jack Russell terrier to motherhood. Chatel left...
  • Virginia bill protects faith-based adoption agencies from placing children with homosexual couples

    03/12/2012 9:18:16 PM PDT · by massmike · 9 replies · 1+ views
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 03/13/2012 | CHRISTINE DHANAGOM
    A Virginia bill set to become law will protect the right of faith-based adoption agencies in the state to limit adoption placements to heterosexual couples. The bill, which cleared the Virginia Senate last Friday by a vote of 22-18, allows private adoption agencies to refuse to participate in adoptions that “violate the agency’s written religious or moral convictions or policies.” It also protects the agencies from being denied government licensure, funds, or contracts based on that refusal. An identical bill had passed the state’s House of Delegates early last month, by a vote of 71-to-28. All House Republicans and three...
  • Marriage Is Best for Raising Children, Government says

    03/12/2012 7:02:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12 Mar 2012 | James Kirkup
    Iain Duncan Smith will make the Coalition’s most explicit official statement in favour of parents marrying and staying together. He will say that children from such homes are most likely to end up with a good education and a job. The Work and Pensions Secretary will make the declaration as he announces an Early Intervention Foundation to raise millions of pounds from private investors to help disadvantaged children. The Social Justice Strategy Paper will set out plans to tackle the causes of poverty and disadvantage. It makes clear that the stability of parents’ relationships is a key factor in children’s...
  • Obama Admin Finalizes Rules: $1 Abortions in ObamaCare

    03/12/2012 4:36:02 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 61 replies
    Life News ^ | 3/12/12 | Steven Ertelt
    It’s official. The concern pro-life organizations had about the ObamaCare legislation funding abortions has been confirmed, as the Obama administration has issued the final rules on abortion funding governing the controversial health care law. Nestled within the “individual mandate” in the Obamacare act — that portion of the Act requiring every American to purchase government — approved insurance or pay a penalty — is an “abortion premium mandate.” This mandate requires all persons enrolled in insurance plans that include elective abortion coverage to pay a separate premium from their own pockets to fund abortion. As a result, many pro-life Americans...
  • Japan's lost libido and America's asexual future

    03/12/2012 9:22:02 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 150 replies
    Asia Times ^ | March 13, 2012 | Spengler
    [According to] a Japanese government study: Almost a third of Japanese boys aged 16-20 and three-fifths of girls say that they have no interest in sex. The hormones of late adolescence evidently rage in vain against some cultural barrier that makes young Japanese "despise" sexual relations, according to the Japan Family Planning Association's report [1]. It turns out that the ultimate victim of sexual revolution is sex itself. What makes the Japanese hate sex? The same things that make a growing proportion of Americans hate sex. Joan Sewell's 2007 book I'd Rather Eat Chocolate became the manifesto of American women...
  • Conservative Author David Barton Says Obama Is Most Biblically Hostile US President

    03/12/2012 9:46:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 97 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/12/2012 | Paul Stanley
    David Barton, an influential conservative activist promoting America's Judeo-Christian heritage, has joined a long list of critics of President Obama's contraceptive mandate and its impact on religious liberties. But Barton has taken his criticism one step further in a recent blog post by claiming that the Obama administration is the most Biblically hostile in U.S. history. The Texas-based evangelical author and self-taught historian wrote in his latest WallBuilders post: "So perhaps the most accurate description of his (President Obama) antipathy toward Catholics, Protestants, religious Jews, and the Jewish nation would be to characterize him as anti-Biblical. And then when his...
  • Plan B vs. Religious Liberty: Not So Fast

    03/12/2012 9:07:09 AM PDT · by rhema · 4 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | 3/9/12 | Chuck Colson
    Finally -- some good news in the battle between so-called reproductive rights and religious liberty. How supremely ironic is it that at the same time the Obama Administration is seeking to force religious organizations to offer insurance coverage of abortion-inducing drugs, a federal district court in Washington State has ruled that the state cannot force pharmacies to dispense those very same drugs? That's right. And this comes close on the heels of what amounted to a 9-0 smack-down of the Administration by the Supreme Court, which insisted in the Hosanna-Tabor case that even in hiring, the First Amendment gives "special...
  • Planned Parenthood accused of 87,000 fake claims (approaching $1 billion)

    03/10/2012 10:00:34 PM PST · by Jahoohio · 17 replies
    WND ^ | 3/10/2012 | Bob Unruh
    A lawsuit alleging that Planned Parenthood submitted more than 87,000 fraudulent claims – and pointing out that there could be an $11,000-plus penalty for each case – has been unveiled in a Texas dispute by attorneys representing former Planned Parenthood clinic director Abby Johnson.
  • Expert critiques claim there’s no link between abortion and mental health issues

    03/11/2012 11:49:22 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 26 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/10/12 | Ben Johnson
    BOWLING GREEN, OHIO, March 9, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – An editorial in a psychiatric publication criticizing a recent study is being cited as a “refutation” of the idea that abortion leads to higher rates of mental illness. But an expert tells LifeSiteNews.com the other side is far from disproving the notion – and has an agenda of its own. The editor-in-chief of the Journal of Psychiatric Research, Alan Schatzberg of the Stanford University School of Medicine, co-authored an article that criticized a 2009 study conducted by Priscilla Coleman, a professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Bowling Green State University...
  • CNN Asks Catholic Bishop 'Why Not Get on Board' and Support Gay Marriage

    03/09/2012 1:56:31 PM PST · by NYer · 84 replies
    mrc ^ | March 8, 2012 | Matt Hadro
    CNN's Kyra Phillips asked a Catholic bishop on Thursday "why not get on board" with dissenting Catholics who favor gay marriage. Given CNN's past [1] support [2] for LGBT causes, they clearly would not question the motives of a religious minister favoring gay marriage. In fact, in 2010 Phillips fawned [3] over a Christian pastor who publicly began accepting the lifestyle of gays and lesbians.  Phillips had cited a statistic saying 43 percent of American Catholics favor gay marriage. "So, Bishop, times are changing. Views are changing. You're changing your tactics even," Phillips said. "So, why not get on board...
  • Abby Johnson claims millions in fraud in ‘whistleblower’ lawsuit against Planned Parenthood

    03/10/2012 3:07:45 PM PST · by NYer · 22 replies
    Life Site News ^ | March 10, 2012 | KATHLEEN GILBERT
    Former Planned Parenthood clinic manager Abby Johnson WASHINGTON, March 9, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Abby Johnson, a former manager at a Texas Planned Parenthood, has filed a federal “whistleblower” lawsuit alleging that the local affiliate she once worked for defrauded federal taxpayers of millions of dollars in a long-running scheme using Medicaid claims. The lawsuit is the third complaint from a former Planned Parenthood employee alleging widespread and systematic fraud at the abortion giant. Planned Parenthood of Houston and Southeast Texas, now known as Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, submitted “repeated false, fraudulent, and ineligible claims for Medicaid reimbursements” through the Texas...
  • Same-Sex Marriage Poll (NC) - In need of serious Freeping!

    03/10/2012 1:20:12 PM PST · by fwdude · 37 replies
    Ourlocalcommunityonline.com ^ | 03/10/2012 | Our Local Community Online
    The North Carolina Same-Sex Marriage Amendment will appear on the May 8, 2012 ballot in the state of North Carolina as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure would define marriage in the state as between one man and one woman. Same-sex marriage is already banned in the state of North Carolina. The proposed measure, however, would add the ban to the state constitution. http://www.ourlocalcommunityonline.com/pages/12393174.php
  • Murder on Demand

    03/10/2012 5:52:23 AM PST · by IbJensen · 28 replies
    TFP ^ | 3/7/2012 | Gary J Isbell
    The culture of death is again attempting to rationalize infanticide with a kinder, gentler euphemism they call “after-birth abortions.” The central tenet of this latest approach revolves around the relativist argument that if a child can be killed in the mother’s womb for reasons of convenience, then why not murder the child after it is born with the same rationale? Two university students in Australia, Alberto Giubilini who attends Monash University in Melbourne, and Francesca Minerva at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne, have written an article in the Journal of Medical Ethics...
  • Obama's HHS mandate will destroy the Little Sisters of the Poor's ministry to the elderly

    03/10/2012 8:24:52 AM PST · by No One Special · 20 replies
    Pundit & Pundette ^ | March 9, 2012 | jillat
    This will make you angry. Via the Catholic News Agency: Baltimore, Md., Mar 8, 2012 / 12:34 am (CNA).- The Little Sisters of the Poor say the HHS contraception and sterilization mandate threatens their continued ministry to the impoverished elderly. They are “strongly objecting” to the federal rule and say it should be repealed as soon as possible. “Because the Little Sisters of the Poor cannot in conscience directly provide or collaborate in the provision of services that conflict with Church teaching, we find ourselves in the irreconcilable situation of being forced to either stop serving and employing people of...