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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...