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  • Professor Shows Pornography to Her Class

    04/12/2012 4:07:43 PM PDT · by oliverdarcy · 51 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Oliver Darcy
    Fresno State Public Health Professor, Peggy Gish, played a pornographic, full-length film for her class on Tuesday. The adult film was called "Advanced Sexual Techniques, Volume One" and contained both sexually explicit audio and graphic video. Campus Reform learned about the incident after a student, who does not wish to be identified, came forward. According to an online synopsis the movie follows "12 couples of varying backgrounds and ethnicity" who "explore sexual positions and techniques."
  • Bioethicist argues PVS diagnosed patients should not be kept alive

    04/12/2012 4:17:29 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 19 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/11/12 | Peter Baklinski
    April 11, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - If an American bioethicist gets her way, all patients evaluated as being in a “permanent vegetative state” (PVS) would by default have artificial nutrition and hydration (ANH) withdrawn unless they have made a prior wish to be kept alive. In the March 2012 issue of Bioethics, Dr. Catherine Constable argues that “in the absence of clear evidence that the patient would opt for this existence over death, keeping him alive by any means of assistance is ethically more problematic than allowing him to die.” Terri Schiavo was declared to be in a PVS state and...
  • Rosen: 'I Apologize to Ann Romney'

    04/12/2012 11:00:21 AM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 199 replies
    Big Government ^ | 04-12-12 | Ben Shapiro
    Amid a massive backlash from the American public and a stampeding retreat from her supporters, Democratic National Committee advisor Hilary Rosen backtracked from her words about Ann Romney last night on CNN, stating a few moments ago, “As a pundit, I know my words on CNN last night were poorly chosen … I apologize to Ann Romney.” The report of that statement comes from Jim Acosta at CNN. The question is whether the Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee will apologize to Romney, and whether they will fire Rosen over this incident. Rosen has long been associated with the...
  • Killing babies no different from abortion, experts say

    04/12/2012 5:00:22 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 50 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 4/12/2012 | Staff Writers
    Parents should be allowed to have their newborn babies killed because they are “morally irrelevant” and ending their lives is no different to abortion, a group of medical ethicists linked to Oxford University has argued. 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”. -snip- 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...
  • Notice: Free Republic has been in full rebellion mode since 2008 and will remain so for the duration

    04/11/2012 8:04:00 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 1,464 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | April 11, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Notice: Free Republic has been in full rebellion mode since 2008 and will remain in full rebellion mode for the duration! No more Doles!! No more McCains!! No more RINOS!! NO ROMNEY!! Those who cannot stomach rebellion might as well start looking for a new home on the net!! Those who have ignored my hundreds of posts on this crucial issue or who have doubted me these last three or four years might as well get used to it. FR will never support the abortionist, homosexualist, socialist, mandate loving, constitution trampling liar Mitt Romney. In case you haven't noticed, a...
  • Planned Parenthood launches ‘40 Days of Prayer’ for abortion

    04/11/2012 5:29:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 4/11/2012 | Kathleen Gilbert
    EUREKA, California, April 11, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Although Planned Parenthood has frequently complained of pro-life prayer vigils - particularly the biannual 40 Days for Life Campaign - one California Planned Parenthood affiliate seems to have chosen an unusually direct way of countering such efforts. Last month, Six Rivers Planned Parenthood (SRPP) of Eureka, California, launched a campaign called the 40 Days of Prayer: Supporting Women Everywhere. The campaign, as noticed by Liberty Counsel, lists 40 different prayers for those involved in the “sacred care” of abortions to continue protecting, providing, and embracing the procedure - including mothers, escorts, abortionists, and...
  • A brief digest of "conservative" Romney's greatest accomplishments

    Romney's "accomplishments". 1. Implemented/created Gay Marriage in MA 2. Supported and forced Gay Adoption in MA 3. Supported Abortion wholeheartedly 4. Raised taxes/fees over 300% while being Governor of MA 5. Implemented a state-level Cap and Trade system. 6. Supported Man-Made Global Warming 7. Supported the Brady Bill 8. Implemented a state level “Assault” Weapons Bill after the Federal AWB was allowed to expire 9. Supported TARP 10. Supported Amnesty for Illegal Aliens (Citizenship for those already here) 11. Supported McCain-Kennedy(Amenesty) 12. Implemented a socialized medicine in MA called RomneyCare complete with an Individual Mandate and $50 abortions 13. Nominated...
  • When doctors and nurses become death's servants

    04/11/2012 4:26:50 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies
    Calgary Herald ^ | 4/9/12 | Monique David
    According to the newly released report, Dying with Dignity, co-signed by nine Quebec politicians, people are now ready to regard death through a new lens. We can free ourselves from a traditional "paternalistic" relationship with our physicians in order to embrace a more informed attitude in facing suffering and end-of-life issues. Our values, the report says, have greatly evolved in the past 20 years; therefore, it is only normal that in our farewell to life, we should take a close look at a new option offered by the state. The report's writers caution that although in the past Quebecers' values...
  • Rockwall teacher fired for out-of-wedlock pregnancy

    04/11/2012 9:44:41 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 163 replies
    WFAA ^ | 04/10/2012 | JASON WHITELY
    ROCKWALL — Cathy Samford, a volleyball coach and science teacher, was fired from Heritage Christian Academy for getting pregnant and not being married, the school acknowledged. "I looked it up and thought, 'They can't do this,'" said Samford, 29. For almost three years, she coached volleyball at the private school. Samford was named "Coach of the Year" and recently began teaching science. But when she got pregnant last fall, the school fired her because she was not married. "We all have different views and interpretations," Samford said. "It's not necessarily the Christian thing to do to throw somebody aside because...
  • Planned Parenthood Sets Up 40 Days of Prayer for Abortion

    04/11/2012 12:02:54 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 48 replies
    LifeNews.Com ^ | April 10, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    A local Planned Parenthood abortion business in California is copycatting the 40 Days for Life campaign, which recently resulted in saving the lives of more than 700 unborn children from abortion. The abortion business has set up its own 40 Days of Prayer for the local abortion center. “We trust you to decide about your sexuality, having your children, and planning your family,” says a flier promoting the Humbolt County Clergy for Choice event. “We are religious leaders who value all human life. We accept that religions differ about when life begins. We are here to help.” “We believe...
  • TSA agent among 55 caught in kid porn net

    04/11/2012 6:03:58 AM PDT · by massmike · 24 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 04/11/2012 | Christine McConville
    Cops snared 55 Massachusetts men in a sweeping, multi-agency child pornography crackdown — including a Transportation Security Administration officer assigned to Logan International Airport who is just the latest embarrassment for the troubled federal agency. Periodic arrests of TSA agents on sex charges across the nation have fueled criticism of the agency’s screening of its own employees, tasked with patting down the traveling public and keeping the airways safe. At least two other TSA officers assigned to Logan have faced sex charges in the past two years. Sex charges against others have been reported in Virginia, New Hampshire, Nevada, Georgia...
  • 'I love sex and I love men... I'm from a family of whiskey drinkers': John McCain's daughter

    03/16/2012 1:44:33 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 81 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | March 15, 2012 | Meghan Keneally
    A spread in Playboy is a well-tested move for rebellious political spawn. And while former Republican presidential candidate John McCain’s daughter Meghan chose to keep her clothes during her interview with the lad mag this month, she was certainly open to talking about her sexual preferences. ‘I’m not a lesbian, if that’s what you’re asking. I’d be the first person to tell the world I was gay. I’m not private about anything. I think you should live how you should live. But I’m strictly dickly. I can’t help it. I love sex and I love men,’ she told Playboy. The...
  • The end of women: The subversive legacy of the sexual revolution

    04/10/2012 6:53:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 4/10/2012 | Carolyn Moynihan
    April 10, 2012 (Mercatornet.com) - The death of the American feminist poet Adrienne Rich (pictured) this week has brought many accolades on account of her literary gifts and contribution to the feminist movement over the past 50 years. In her transformation from conventionally married mother of three sons in the 1950s, to lesbian partner and apologist in the 1970s, she became not only the voice but a living example of the revolutionary character of second wave feminism. The chief legacy of that movement has been brought into sharp focus in recent months by the battle royal between Catholic authorities (mainly)...
  • Sources: Bobby Petrino out as coach (1915hrs CST News Conference)

    04/10/2012 5:01:19 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 57 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | 10 APR 12 | ESPN.com news services
    Bobby Petrino will not return as head football coach at Arkansas, multiples sources have told ESPN.com's Chris Low. The university has called an 8:15 p.m. ET press conference at which time athletic director Jeff Long will announce Petrino will not be back. The 51-year-old Petrino was put on paid leave last week after he didn't tell his boss right away that a 25-year-old female football program employee was riding with him during an April 1 motorcycle crash. Petrino, who is married with four children, also admitted to an inappropriate relationship. Also on Monday, a person familiar with the investigation confirmed...
  • “The shed blood of innocent children now demands a day of reckoning” : Lou Engle

    04/10/2012 2:30:03 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/10/12 | Denise Mountenay
    DALLAS, TX, April 10, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Some 4000 women gathered for The Esther Call last week in front of the Federal Courthouse where Roe v. Wade was first argued before it went to the Supreme Court and opened the floodgates to abortion on demand. Christian leader Lou Engle who organized the event exhorted the assembled: “Almost 40 years ago a judicial decree was initiated here at the Dallas courthouse that has led to the abortion of 54 million babies and the wounding of millions of women and men. This Haman-like death decree has entrenched itself deep within the fibre...
  • Notice: FR is and will remain a pro-life, small government conservative site.

    04/10/2012 12:29:15 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 1,369 replies
    April 10, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    To hell with the GOP-e. Barring a miracle, they got their big government, unconstitutional mandate loving, socialist abortionist Obama-lite RINO on the ballot, they can now get him elected. We are the resistance!! Shove him down our throats today, we shove him up your donkeys in November!! I can see November from my house!!
  • Fathers of Illegitimate Children Would Lose Rights to Adoption

    A bill presented in the House would allow the adoption of a child to take place without the consent of the father, if he has not previously developed a consistent and substantial relationship with the child. The definition of “consistent and substantial relationship,” has not been specifically defined in Missouri law. The bill seeks to express clearly the actions a father must take to develop a consistent and substantial relationship. Unless actively thwarted from doing so by the mother, the father must provide: Consistent prenatal financial support Payment of prenatal and natal medical care for the mother and baby Child...
  • Sentenced to death for being old: The NHS denies life-saving treatment to the elderly, as one man's

    04/09/2012 8:17:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/9/12 | ohn Naish
    When Kenneth Warden was diagnosed with terminal bladder cancer, his hospital consultant sent him home to die, ruling that at 78 he was too old to treat. Even the palliative surgery or chemotherapy that could have eased his distressing symptoms were declared off-limits because of his age. His distraught daughter Michele Halligan accepted the sad prognosis but was determined her father would spend his last months in comfort. So she paid for him to seen privately by a second doctor to discover what could be done to ease his symptoms. Thanks to her tenacity, Kenneth got the drugs and surgery...
  • How voluntary is “voluntary”? (Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide)

    04/09/2012 4:33:48 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 8 replies
    BioEdge ^ | 4/2/12 | Michael Cook
    Respect for autonomy is one of the most convincing arguments for euthanasia. It was the theme of a strong defence of legalising it in Australia in the Journal of Law and Medicine by Margaret Otlowski and Lorana Bartels in 2010. They concluded that “ in a secular society with an ageing population” legalisation is inevitable. However, in the latest issue of the JLM a criminologist at the University of Tasmania has made a vigorous response. Jeremy Prichard doubts that many people in the community will be able to give full and voluntary consent to ending their lives. He contends that...
  • I do not think we need more human beings on this planet: Peter Singer

    04/09/2012 4:19:02 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 31 replies
    Salem News ^ | 4/6/12 | Kourosh Ziabari
    (TEHRAN) - Peter Singer is a world-renowned Australian philosopher and bio-ethicist. He is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University and Laureate Professor at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne. Singer specializes in applied ethics and is known for his secular and preference utilitarian viewpoints. In 2004, he was recognized as the Australian Humanist of the Year by the Council of Australian Humanist Societies. Peter Singer holds controversial and widely contested viewpoints regarding abortion, infanticide and euthanasia and has written several articles and books on these subjects. His 1975 book...
  • Mike Wallace Interview With Margaret Sanger Surfaces After Death

    04/09/2012 11:28:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 63 replies
    Life News ^ | 4/8/12 | Steven Ertelt
    Following the death of journalist and reporter Mike Wallace, an interview he conducted with Planned Parenthood founder and eugenicist Margaret Sanger made the rounds across the Internet over the weekend. Below are clips from the interview Margaret Sanger gave to Mike Wallace in 1957. During the interview, the full version of which can be seen here, Sanger talks to Wallace about why she became an advocate for birth control, abortion, stopping so-called overpopulation, and talks about the Catholic Church, and morality.
  • Consider the nation's debt to biblical faith

    04/08/2012 4:48:53 AM PDT · by rhema · 5 replies
    Mpls. Star Tribune ^ | 4/7/12 | Katherine Kersten
    For Americans who don't share Christian beliefs, Easter -- Christianity's holiest day -- may mean little more than a family brunch and childhood memories of colored eggs hidden in all the usual places. To many of us, it's merely another Sunday. But could it be that Easter holds powerful lessons for believers and unbelievers alike? The day seems to offer a fitting occasion to reflect on our nation's enormous debt to Christianity. In some respects, these fruits are obvious. For example, our great civil-rights revolution was led by Christian pastors like the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Rev....
  • Public School Paints Over Student Mural of 'Offensive' Traditional Family

    04/07/2012 8:15:29 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 61 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | 4-7-2012 | News 10 via Youtube
    Public School Paints Over Student Mural of 'Offensive' Traditional Family - YouTube
  • Dueling Economic Visions In the U.S.: On Your Own vs. On the Dole

    04/05/2012 6:44:07 PM PDT · by billflax · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | 04/05/2012 | Bill Flax
    Dueling visions fight for America’s future. It isn’t so much conflicting economic theories seeking similar ends, but fundamental disagreements over the scope of government. The competing sides champion very different ideals. The debate pits forces seeking safety through government against those striving to live free of government interference; between those thinking it one’s responsibility to provide for his own and those who essentially suggest the state exists so we don’t have to. President Obama repeatedly pillories Republicans for espousing “On your own” economics while seemingly esteeming “On the dole” economics himself. He rails that the rich should fork over their...
  • NC Marriage Amendment On Ballot In May

    04/05/2012 10:17:10 AM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 3 replies
    The Silent Majority ^ | 04-05-12 | J. D. Longstreet
    North Carolina has a republican controlled legislature, the first since the War Between the States. And it is driving the democrats wild. NC’s current governor, a democrat, is not seeking reelection after having observed the “handwriting on the wall,” and it now seems certain the GOP will take the Governor’s office, as well, in November. One of the items driving the NC dems mad is the proposed “Marriage Amendment” to the NC state constitution. Basically, it says marriage between one man and one woman is the ONLY kind of marriage to be recognized in North Carolina. Understand that same-sex marriage...
  • Mississippi legislature tightens restrictions on abortion providers

    04/05/2012 1:18:47 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | April 4, 2012 | Joe Sutton and Tom Watkins
    Mississippi lawmakers passed a bill Wednesday that would require any physician performing abortions in the state to be a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist and to have admitting privileges at an area hospital. The bill "should effectively close the only abortion clinic in Mississippi," said Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves in a statement. "This is a strong bill that will effectively end abortion in Mississippi." If the state's only abortion facility, Jackson Women's Health Organization, closes, Mississippi women seeking abortions would have to leave the state. The clinic's owner, Diane Derzis, said in a telephone interview that all her doctors are obstetrician-gynecologists, but only...
  • Anti-Abortion Grandpa Facing DC Clinic Lawsuit

    04/05/2012 12:52:30 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 4 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 5, 2012 | Jessica Gresko
    Dick Retta stands outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in downtown Washington three days a week, trying to persuade pregnant women not to get abortions. The 80-year-old grandfather has been coming to the clinic for eight years and said he's personally persuaded over 400 women to leave this clinic and others. Retta says his approach is friendly, gentle and loving. Government lawyers portray him differently, calling him "among the most vocal and aggressive anti-abortion protestors" outside the clinic. In court documents, they say he routinely follows patients entering the building and yells at them as the clinic door closes. Last year...
  • Doctors call for end to 45 common medical tests

    04/04/2012 11:22:18 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 68 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | 4/4/12 | msnbc.com news services
    WASHINGTON — Old checklist for doctors: order that test, write that prescription. New checklist for doctors: first ask yourself if the patient really needs it. Nine medical societies, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American College of Cardiology, representing nearly 375,000 physicians are challenging the widely held perception that more health care is better, releasing lists Wednesday of tests and treatments their members should no longer automatically order. The 45 items listed include: * Don't repeat colonoscopies within 10 years of a first such test * Don't perform early imaging for most back pain * Don't do...
  • Suzanne Schindler: Terri Schiavo’s Death Was Wake-Up Call: Euthanasia Benefits No One

    04/04/2012 4:12:35 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    Life News ^ | 4/4/12 | Suzanne Schindler
    We must never forget Terri and the premature, unthinkable death she endured. Last March 31st was the seventh anniversary of my sister, Terri Schiavo’s death. Terri was starved and dehydrated to death by those who value killing the innocent ahead of preserving life, and who put God second to the powers of a corrupt legal and government system—or leave Him out of the equation, entirely. Terri never wanted to die, and in fact told us just the opposite—that she wanted to live. As we look back on all she endured, we realize that Terri did not die in vain. For...
  • Chuck Colson in critical condition after brain hemorrhage (Update @ #87)

    04/04/2012 3:57:37 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 113 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/4/12 | John-Henry Westen
    WASHINGTON, DC, April 4, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Evangelical leader and frequent life and family spokesman Chuck Colson is in critical condition in hospital after undergoing surgery this weekend. He was hospitalized Friday after enduring a brain hemorrhage while speaking in Virginia at the Wilberforce Conference. Colson underwent surgery on Saturday morning to remove a pool of clotted blood on the surface of his brain. Colson became ill while speaking at the Wilberforce Weekend conference on Friday night. “We believe that we serve a mighty God - the ‘Great Physician’ - and are hoping and praying for Chuck’s full recovery....
  • Sex education- Jesuit style- with added feminism

    04/03/2012 2:52:21 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 1 replies
    In the Lassale House in Switzerland, which is run by the Jesuits, courses will now be also offered from May onwards giving "time and space for sensuality." Swiss media speak in this context of "sex courses", a term rejected by Christian Rutishauser, the Jesuit in charge.  In the Luzerner-Zeitung, Rutishauser can promote his courses, claiming that the Church has so far actually specified "particular obligations" and set "framework conditions for sex" (within marriage).
  • Photo of baby aborted in China at 9 months in forced abortion circulates on Internet, sparks outrage

    04/03/2012 4:21:07 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 22 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/3/12 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WARNING: VERY GRAPHIC LINYI CITY, Shandong Province, China, April 3, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A chilling photograph circulating in China shows the body of a 9-months-gestation baby submerged in a bucket of water, apparently a victim of the country’s one-child policy. Digital Journal reports that the photograph, in which the head and arm of a child can be seen underwater in a large red bucket on the floor, was posted to the Chinese web services company Baidu before it was circulated on Weibo, the country’s version of Twitter, last week. The abortion appears to have taken place on March 26...
  • Was Boy in K.C. Fire Attack Burned by His School's Racist Teaching?

    04/03/2012 7:48:02 AM PDT · by forty_years · 36 replies
    The Moral Liberal ^ | 07 March 2012 | SELWYN DUKE
    The boy raised his hand, eager to answer the question. “What would you know about it?” exclaimed the teacher dismissively. “You’re not our race.”This was not dialogue from a Hollywood movie. According to a woman named Melissa Coon, it was what a teacher at East High School in Kansas City told her 13-year-old son, Allen, when he attempted to answer a question during Black History Month. Coon identifies that teacher as Mrs. Karla Dorsey, who is black; Allen is white.As has already been reported, Allen was a victim of a vicious racial attack last week in which two older black...
  • The Secret Suicides of Oregon (Becoming More Ssecret and More Strange)

    04/02/2012 9:55:04 PM PDT · by Salvation · 15 replies
    CE.com ^ | April 2, 2012 | Michael Cook
    The Secret Suicides of Oregon Health & SpiritualityApril 2nd, 2012 Michael Cook Oregon’s public health division has released statistics on deaths under its physician-assisted suicide (PAS) legislation. It shows a steady increase in the number of lethal prescriptions and in the number of deaths. In 1998, the first year after PAS was legalised, there were 24 prescriptions and 16 deaths. In 2011, there were 114 prescriptions and 71 deaths. A total of 935 people have had lethal prescriptions and 596 have died.The Physicians for Compassionate Care Education Foundation, a staunch foe of the legislation, analysed the 2011 figures. Here are some of its...
  • On 7th anniversary of death, Mass commemorates Terri Schiavo: Priest compares her killing to 9-11

    04/02/2012 4:34:58 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/2/12 | John-Henry Westen
    AVE MARIA, FL, April 2, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The 7th anniversary of the death of Terri Schiavo was commemorated by a Mass at the Ave Maria Oratory at Ave Maria University Friday evening. Terri’s remaining family - her mother Mary Schindler, brother Bobby and sister Suzanne - were all in attendance, along with pro-life leaders and activists from across North America. Homilist Fr. Denis Wilde, Associate Director of Priests for Life, vividly recalled the “crisis period that gripped our nation leading up to the final week of March 2005 in Pinellas Park.” It involved, he recalled, “day and night media,...
  • Notre Dame continues listing pro-abort ‘internship opportunities’: prof calls pro-lifers ‘monsters’

    04/02/2012 4:26:10 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/2/12 | Kathleen Gilbert
    NOTRE DAME, Indiana, March 30, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The University of Notre Dame has stood by its decision to publish a list of “internship opportunities” on its website that includes pro-abortion and leftist organizations, while one professor at the school has lashed out at members of the conservative group petitioning against the listing, calling them “monsters.” TFP Student Action, the conservative watchdog group that is leading a 10,000-strong petition against the school’s inclusion of pro-abortion groups on an internship web page, reported Friday that not only had Notre Dame kept the listings, but that the school was found to have...
  • Commie Mommie poised to be Number One Mommy Blogger unless you help.

    04/02/2012 9:50:17 AM PDT · by jenk · 72 replies
    jenkuznicki.com ^ | 4/2/12 | Jen Kuznicki
    Ok, why should I care? I was notified a while back that I would be in the top 25 Circle of Moms Political Mommy Blogger race, where we are supposed to get people to vote for us to win...nothing. Big deal, right? However, my first inclination was to try to gather those whom I thought would vote for me and ask them to keep voting, (you can vote once a day,) until the competition ends at 4pm PT, 7pm ET on April 4th. So, like most things in my life I forgot about it, until a couple of days ago,...
  • Anti-abortion climate 'will deter new generation of doctors' (UK)

    04/01/2012 10:15:45 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 32 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 1, 2012 | Ben Quinn and Sarah Boseley
    A new generation of doctors will be put off from becoming involved in abortion services by high-profile protest campaigns and a political "witch-hunt", providers fear. The current climate is already causing anxiety among doctors who are concerned that their practice will be called into question, the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) said, as activists behind a new campaign to demonstrate outside abortion clinics were joined at one protest in London by a Catholic bishop. The warning comes as the BPAS and pro-choice campaigners say they feel "under siege" after the government ordered an unannounced inspection of more than 250 clinics...
  • Bobby Schindler: Drinking the Pro-Death Kool-Aid

    04/01/2012 10:01:20 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 55 replies
    Townhall ^ | 3/31/12 | Bobby Schindler
    Lately, Americans have been quick to disparage other countries for their approach to life and death issues. In particular, many Americans have been outraged at the Netherlands’ policies regarding euthanasia, assisted suicide, infanticide and the killing of those with mental illnesses. As Americans, we haven’t been entirely intellectually honest in addressing why these things have become so prevalent in Europe. After all, we would never allow that kind of immorality or degradation of human life. Not in this great nation. Right? Wrong. Americans had better look again and take the time to rethink their value systems. Because if you honestly...
  • Village Voice Media Profits From Child Sex Trafficking

    03/31/2012 8:11:36 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 7 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | March 31, 2012 | JP
    Undercover detectives in Nashville, Tenn. responded to an advertisement in the adult section of Backpage.com, a website owned and operated by Village Voice Media. They posed as customers and arranged a hook-up at a local hotel. They arrived at a room where two under-age girls were awaiting, ready to perform sex acts for money. The girls weren’t turning tricks on their own. Their pimp, who recruited them from out of state, was waiting for them in the hotel parking lot, where the detectives arrested him on charges of trafficking for sexual servitude. The arrest in the Volunteer State was no...
  • The Practice of Assisting Suicide is on the Rise in the U.S. and Abroad

    03/31/2012 1:24:05 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    National Right to Life News Today ^ | 3/29/12 | Jennifer Popik, JD
    On March 27th , the government of Switzerland released a report on the practice of assisting suicide with a dramatic conclusion: five out of every 1,000 resident deaths now involve assisting suicide. Swiss authorities recorded a steady rise of assisted suicides over the decade that records were kept.While assisting suicide is legal in only a tiny handful of jurisdictions both in the U.S. and abroad, the Swiss practice operates extra-legally. Assisting suicide in Switzerland is technically illegal, but the law on the matter punishes only those with selfish motives–which has turned out to be nearly impossible to prove in Swiss...
  • UN considers recognizing sexual rights for ten-year-old children

    03/30/2012 11:20:24 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 18 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3-30-12 | Timothy Herrmann
    NEW YORK, March 30 (C-FAM) The UN Commission on Population and Development is considering “sexual and reproductive health and rights” for children as young as ten. Even the Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon agrees. In a statement recently released he said, “Young people, as much as all people, share the human right to health, including sexual and reproductive health.” The United Nations buildingsCurrently international law does not recognize a “right” to sexual and reproductive health and certainly does not recognize this right in the case of minors. But just last year, the UN Special Rapporteur for Health, Anand Grover, stirred up...
  • Christian Professor Fired for Refusing to Watch Vulgar Gay Play at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX

    03/30/2012 7:40:54 AM PDT · by TexasConservativeRepublican · 50 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 3/30/2012 | David Bellow
    Wow, this appened right here in southeast Texas. A theater arts department professor, Linda Ozmun, at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX had no problem doing her job. She was teaching kids about theater arts. That was her job and she was doing it just fine. The school wanted more than that though. According to a lawsuit that the terminated professor filed, the school chairwoman Judith Sebesta, and eventually the Dean, told her that she had to attend a vulgar gay pride play, by Tim Miller, or else she would be terminated. The professor is a Christian who did not want...
  • Forced marriage: Girl aged five among 400 minors helped

    03/30/2012 3:49:41 AM PDT · by EnglishCon · 46 replies
    BBC News ^ | 03/30/2012 | BBC News
    A five-year-old girl is thought to have become the UK's youngest victim of forced marriage. She was one of 400 children to receive assistance from the government's Forced Marriage Unit in the last year. The figures have emerged as the public consultation into criminalising forced marriage in England, Wales and Northern Ireland comes to an end. Amy Cumming, joint head of the Forced Marriage Unit, said 29% of the cases it dealt with last year involved minors. "The youngest of these was actually five years old, so there are children involved in the practice across the school age range," she...
  • Romney Personally Issued Marriage Licenses to 189 Same-Sex Couples

    03/29/2012 1:33:28 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 18 replies
    www.romneyexposed.com ^ | October 4, 2011
    Every since Mitt Romney first tossed his hat into the presidential sweepstakes in 2007, he has repeatedly maintained that he opposes same-sex marriages and has always portrayed himself as a champion of traditional marriage. However, in an incident that has gone mostly unreported, Romney, as Governor of Massachusetts, personally issued at least 189 one-day special marriage licenses to same-sex couples in 2005. He likely issued a similar number of licenses in both 2004 and 2006 but the state records for these years are not easily available. One-day marriage licenses are in effect permits issued to a couple allowing them to...
  • Obama endorses Planned Parenthood: ‘you’ll never stop fighting for choice and neither will I’

    03/29/2012 4:04:27 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 19 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/29/12 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, March 29, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In an unusually candid video addressed to Planned Parenthood, President Obama assured the billion-dollar abortion organization of his continued support and touted his record blocking efforts to defund the group by pro-life “professional politicians.” “For you and for most Americans, protecting women’s health is a mission that stands above politics,” said the president in a video posted to Youtube by the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. “Yet in the past year you’ve had politicians who want to deny millions of women the care they rely on, and inject themselves into decisions that are best made...
  • TEACHER MUST REMOVE ‘IN GOD WE TRUST’ BANNERS FROM CLASSROOM AFTER SCOTUS DENIES CASE

    03/29/2012 6:49:46 AM PDT · by massmike · 16 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 03/29/2012 | Billy Hallowell
    Last year, California school teacher Bradley Johnson vowed to take his battle over patriotic and religious banners to the U.S. Supreme Court. Unfortunately for Johnson, the nation’s most power justices declined to hear his case (Johnson vs. Poway Unified School District), solidifying a lower court ruling against the presence of the banners he had placed in his classrooms for decades. Back in September, we told you about Johnson, who has served as a mathematics teacher in California’s Poway Unified School District for decades. For much of that time he has prominently displayed patriotic and faith-themed posters — a move that...
  • What sort of misanthrope campaigns for the 'right to die'?

    03/28/2012 4:24:31 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 3/27/12 | Brendan O'Neill
    It says a lot about the opinion-forming classes that pretty much the only right they get excited about these days is the "right to die". They treat the right to free speech as a negotiable commodity which may be snatched away from un-PC people. They have given the nod to the watering down of other essential rights, such as the right to trial by jury and the right to silence. But the "right to die"? They cleave to that like crazy. It is the one right which, if you will forgive the pun, they would die for. Today, MPs are...
  • "Terri Schiavo Priest" Issues Anniversary Statement

    03/28/2012 4:12:24 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    Priests for Life ^ | 3/26/12 | Father Frank Pavone
    New York, NY -- Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, who became known as the "Terri Schiavo Priest" because of his involvement in the case back in 2005, issued the following statement in preparation for the seventh anniversary of her death on March 31: "None of us who were in Terri's room during her final weeks and hours will ever forget the intense spiritual and emotional impact of that experience. Terri's death was not a dignified, peaceful, beautiful event, like the proponents of euthanasia want to paint it. Instead, it was violent, ugly, and offensive to the...
  • Pro-life 'October Baby' rejected by major studios, blitzes box office

    03/27/2012 2:47:04 PM PDT · by topher · 45 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 3-27-2012 | By Hollie McKay
    The Hunger Games” wasn’t the only film to hit box office paydirt this past weekend. Although it only opened in 390 theaters, the anti-abortion drama “October Baby,” starring John Schneider,earned the second-highest-per-screen average, bringing in almost $2 million in ticket sales. “I was shattered when I first learned about the story. I was moved and mesmerized. I wasn’t an activist, I was just someone who was shattered by the truth,” director Jon Erwin told FOX411’s Pop Tarts. “Here is our little film, small budget, in the top ten (at the box office). We are thrilled, blown away.” “October Baby” follows...