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  • [CC2W] Video Reminding Voters about Pro-Life Values Garners over 400,000 Views

    04/19/2012 3:02:59 PM PDT · by rhema · 7 replies
    LiveAction ^ | 4/19/12 | Morgan Witt
    First posted on YouTube on March 10, 2012, views for “Test of Fire: Election 2012” from Catholics Called to Witness (CC2W) have skyrocketed in the past couple weeks. Almost 400,000 people have viewed this short and poignant video, through which CC2W reminds voters and particularly Catholics of what is at stake this next election – not just jobs or money, but life, marriage, and freedom.
  • Planned Parenthood illegally distributing abortion pill, legal group says

    04/19/2012 1:12:25 PM PDT · by Morgana
    Life News ^ | Ben Johnson
    CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE, April 18, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Planned Parenthood has been breaking New Hampshire state law by dispensing thousands of dollars of prescription drugs, including Plan B and RU-486, every single day, according to a legal complaint filed by the Alliance Defense Fund. The nation’s largest abortion provider “must obey state laws that say only licensed pharmacists may distribute prescription drugs when a clinic is not under contract with the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services,” said Michael Tierney, an attorney affiliated with the Alliance Defense Fund. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE) lost its contract...
  • European Court upholds Germany’s anti-incest law on pro-family grounds

    04/18/2012 10:59:49 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 4-18-12 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    The European Court of Human Rights has upheld Germany’s anti-incest laws and has affirmed the sentence of a man sent to prison for fathering children with his sister. The Court concluded that the human rights of Patrick Stuebing were not violated when he was sent to jail for three years in 2005 for his sexual affair with his allegedly psychologically troubled sister Susan Karolewski, whom he had met as an adult after being adopted in early childhood. The Court cited several justifications for the law’s existence, including “protection of the family” and “self-determination and public health,” which are “set against...
  • Dems kill crackdown on teacher-student sex

    04/18/2012 3:54:43 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 23 replies
    WND ^ | 3/18/2012 | Bob Unruh
    Majority Democrats on a California state legislative committee have decided to kill a plan that would have cracked down on intimate relationships between school teachers and their students,
  • Legislator Tells Pro-Life Rally: “I murdered my first child.”

    04/18/2012 3:49:19 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | April 17, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    A pro-life state legislator surprised a pro-life rally in Alabama with a stark admission about his role in the abortion of his own child.According to the local Fox television station: The crowd attending the annual “Pro-Life Legislative Day” in Montgomery on Thursday got a surprise when Republican Rep. Ed Henry of Hartselle talked publicly for the first time about going with his pregnant girlfriend to have an abortion. ”I murdered my first child,” the freshman legislator told the stunned crowd.Henry, R-Hartselle, came to the rally to talk about his bill that says elective abortions can’t be part of any health...
  • Wesley J. Smith: That Unrepentant Bigotry

    04/18/2012 4:17:51 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 4 replies
    First Things/Secondhand Smoke ^ | 4/18/12 | Wesley J. Smith
    I have a piece out in the Human Life Review decrying the “unrepentant bigotry” that allows people with profound disabilities to be denegrated as “skin bags” (as one example), or if profoundly cognitively disabled, as mere flora.  From “That Unrepentant Bigotry”(citations omitted): “Stop the hate!” we are often told.  To be sure, that is a worthy goal.  Indeed, in recent decades great strides have been made throughout society in accepting most of us, as indeed, truly and clearly, “us.”  For example, the worst forms of racist speech are now far beyond the pale—to the extent that the despicable N-word can no...
  • The nasty taint of porn [Less than 5 years ago, Lds church-owned paper took Romney to task]

    04/12/2012 4:13:59 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 41 replies
    Pornography taints everything it touches. Mitt Romney should have understood that. So should the Marriott Corp. and other hotel owners who offer hard-core movies in hotel rooms. Romney caught a bit of flack...because he spent nearly 10 years on the Marriott board and yet never tried to reverse the company's policy of providing pornography on demand, something J.W. "Bill" Marriott Jr., defended in a 2000 letter as being economically important... For a presidential candidate who has railed against pornography, this is not entirely insignificant. Even if the subject never came up at a board meeting, one can argue that at...
  • Jane Austen’s Advice: Choose the Right Man and Live Happily Ever After

    04/18/2012 6:59:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 257 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 18, 2012 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Culture Challenge of the Week:  Finding A Good Man Call it the lament of the young, single woman: there are no good men left. Or if there are, where are they? And how can a young woman pursue a healthy, marriage-minded relationship in a singles culture of casual sex and perpetual adolescence? In her new book, The Jane Austen Guide to Happily Ever After (Regnery Publishing, 2012), Elizabeth Kantor provides some answers. She writes, “Of course it’s no secret that modern mating rituals have gone badly wrong.” And indeed they have: the number of cohabitating couples has doubled in the...
  • In hard-hitting document Vatican launches clean-up of feminist nuns in United States

    04/18/2012 2:14:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 4/18/2012 | John-Henry Westen
    WASHINGTON, April 18, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) has launched a 5-year reform of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), the association of the leaders of congregations of Catholic women religious in the United States representing more than 80 percent of the 57,000 women religious (nuns) in the country. Based on a 2008 investigation into the nuns, the Vatican evaluation was candid, noting, “The current doctrinal and pastoral situation of the LCWR is grave and a matter of serious concern.” The CDF doctrinal assessment, released today, criticized positions espoused at LCWR...
  • Obama taking ‘similar path’ as Hitler and Stalin: Illinois bishop

    04/17/2012 3:15:21 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 23 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/17/12 | Patrick B. Craine
    PEORIA, Illinois, April 17, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a stunning homily on the weekend, an Illinois bishop slammed President Obama for his “radical pro-abortion and extreme secularist agenda” and said Catholics must line up against that agenda at the ballot box in November or else lose all her dearly-held institutions. “This fall, every practicing Catholic must vote, and must vote their Catholic consciences, or by the following fall our Catholic schools, our Catholic hospitals, our Catholic Newman Centers, all our public ministries—only excepting our church buildings – could easily be shut down,” said Bishop Daniel Jenky of Peoria at a...
  • Pro-Life Profiles: Mitt Romney

    04/17/2012 3:29:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    As a "Pro-family" Republican Candidate: by his undeniable record fully documented below, Mitt Romney: - created RomneyCare which is terribly similar to ObamaCare but even worse for it openly funds abortion - put Planned Parenthood on the so-called "independent" board he created that offers $50 co-pay abortions - thereby instituted tax-funded abortion on demand two years after his orchestrated "pro-life" conversion - as late as summer 2011 continues to defend aborting tens of thousands of kids (denying their God-given right to life) - supported destructive embryonic research after his false 2004 pro-life conversion - put a pro-abortion Democratic judge on...
  • Dr. Phil Show: “Mercy Kill” People with Disabilities

    04/16/2012 4:37:55 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 39 replies
    Life News ^ | 4/16/12 | Cassy Fiano
    This week on the popular Dr. Phil Show, a mother named Annette Corriveau was featured. She’s special because she wants the right to be able to kill her children. That’s right. She is the mother of two severely disabled adult children, and she feels that the moral thing to do would be to kill them by lethal injection, to end their “suffering.” Her children were diagnosed with Sanfilippo syndrome, causing them to lose motor function and be institutionalized. They cannot speak, and they have to be fed through feeding tubes. Any more information on their condition wasn’t made clear –...
  • Los Angeles Police Department designates separate holding facility for transgender inmates

    04/16/2012 11:36:22 AM PDT · by massmike · 13 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 04/16/2012 | RHEANA MURRAY
    The Los Angeles Police Department is expected to become the first in the country to provide a separate holding facility for transgender inmates. At the detention center, transgender people will receive both male and female clothing and be able to receive medical treatment such as hormone injections, KTLA reports. Capt. Dave Lindsay, commander of the LAPD's jail division, announced the policy change Thursday, saying it will help create "an environment that’s safe and secure, as there's been a history of violence against transgender people" in jail. Other changes were also noted. Police will no longer be able to pat down...
  • Can't Feed 'Em? Don't Breed Em!

    04/15/2012 6:04:43 PM PDT · by evilrooster · 27 replies
    "Can't Feed 'Em? Don' Breed 'Em" - - Wonkette.com April 15, 2010 Seems like sound advice to me.Advice that even my liberal friends can agree with. I mean, isn't that what the "Pro-Choice" movement is all about? Allowing women a "choice" when a mistake is made, when that mistake rains on future plans or worse yet, when a woman cannot afford to support that mistake?Strangely enough, liberals and conservatives can reach common ground. They just disagree on how to get there. Liberals are Pro-Choice, which affords one the opportunity to "fix" a mistake, while conservatives, for the most part, are Pro-Life, preferring abstinence instead. Liberals subscribe to the belief that government should provide for their contraceptive needs, while conservatives don't believe in funding protection against one's sexual exploits. At the core, however, remains the common belief that one should not breed children if one cannot afford children. As I said,...
  • Sex Tourism: Unanswered Questions In Secret Service Prostitution Scandal

    04/16/2012 4:40:00 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 53 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 04/16/12 | Friends of Ours
    The alleged sexcapades by several Secret Service agents while in Colombia in service to President Barack Obama may not just be an embarassment for their country; rather, the objects of their affections may have been exploited against their will, and the investigation into the debaucherous debacle necessarily must include the circumstances by which the involved women found themselves in the meat market. Legal prostitution in Colombia and other countries has generated a thriving sex tourism industry, and in meeting supply for the demand many women find themselves enslaved in the trade. For example, in Spain where prostitution is legal an...
  • The untold story of the Titanic’s Catholic priest who went down hearing confessions

    04/15/2012 10:33:15 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 14 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Fri Apr 13, 2012 | by Patrick B. Craine
    Amidst all the tales of chivalry from the Titanic disaster there is one that’s not often told. It is that of Fr. Thomas Byles, the Catholic priest who gave up two spots on a lifeboat in favour of offering spiritual aid to the other victims as they all went down with the “unsinkable” vessel. A 42-year-old English convert, Fr. Byles was on his way to New York to offer the wedding Mass for his brother William. Reports suggest that he was reciting his breviary on the upper deck when the Titanic struck the iceberg in the twilight hours of Sunday,...
  • Two pro-life groups endorse Romney

    04/14/2012 7:28:49 PM PDT · by no dems · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 12, 2012 | Seth McLaughlin
    GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney got back-to-back endorsements from prominent pro-life groups Thursday, signaling that anti-abortion forces will overlook his previous pro-choice positions in their shared desire to defeat President Obama in the general election. The Susan B. Anthony List threw its support behind Mr. Romney in a morning news release and National Right-to-Life, the nation’s oldest and largest pro-life organization, followed suit with a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington. “Now is the time to unite behind Gov. Romney in order to defeat the most ideologically pro-abortion president in our nation’s history,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president...
  • Wesley J. Smith

    04/14/2012 1:42:30 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 3 replies
    First Things/Secondhand Smoke ^ | 4/10/12 | Wesley J. Smith
    My wonderful friend Mark Pickup has rerun an essay on his blog Human Life Matters by Dr. Dianne Irving on the history of bioethics. Irving was present at the birth of the field, dissents strongly from the direction in which it went, and was very helpful to me in researching my own critique of the field, Culture of Death: The Assault on Medical Ethics in America. Her essay is well worth reading. But I want to focus on one small point she made early on, a question I am often asked in my own work: What is the difference between...
  • Ariz. bans late-term abortions as health risk to women

    04/14/2012 7:19:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    EWTN News ^ | 4/14/12
    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed into law a bill that bans most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, saying it protects women and the unborn. “This legislation is consistent with my strong track record of supporting common sense measures to protect the health of women and safeguard our most vulnerable population – the unborn,” Gov. Brewer said April 12. “Knowing that abortions become riskier the later they are performed in pregnancy,” she said, “it only makes sense to prohibit these procedures past twenty weeks.” The legislation, H.B. 2036, bars abortion in cases where the unborn child is 20 weeks...
  • Actress Rachel Hendrix: ‘Every human life is created in the Divine image - we should fight for it’

    04/13/2012 4:15:44 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/13/12 | John-Henry Westen
    October Baby star Rachel Hendrix ALABAMA, April 12, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In an interview with the German Catholic news agency Kath.net this week, actress Rachel Hendrix, who stars in the box office hit ‘October Baby’ said, “Every human life is created in the Divine image, it is unique and we should fight for it.” Despite the sensitive subject matter of the film, which touches on abortion with a pro-life message of ‘Every Life is Beautiful,’ the film has startled critics with strong box office showings. Even in its second week the film posted a strong showing, claiming the No. 2...