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  • Gov't says transgender people protected under law

    04/24/2012 4:26:12 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 24, 2012 | SAM HANANEL
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a first-of-its-kind ruling, the government says transgender people are protected under federal employment discrimination laws. The decision from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission late last week says employers cannot discriminate on the basis of gender identity.
  • Wikipedia May Redefine Term “Pro-Life” in Every Abortion Entry

    04/24/2012 4:25:27 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | 4/24/12 | Ryan Bomberger
    Yesterday, official discussion ended in Wikipedia’s effort to possibly redefine the abortion debate according to its contributors’ worldviews. Wikipedia, which ranks 6th in the United States and globally as the most accessed website, is not known for its accuracy nor impartiality. From reporting people dead  before their death (Ted Kennedy, Miley Cirus, Sinbad) to defaming the famous (Bill Gates, Rush Limbaugh, Fuzzy Zoeller) to contributors posing as authoritative figures and then being debunked (supposed professor of religion exposed as 24 year old college dropout) the online encyclopedia is a constant source of controversy. Wikipedia’s bias toward abortion is nothing new....
  • Planned Parenthood in red alert over undercover sex-selection abortion exposé

    04/24/2012 4:00:11 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 8 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/24/12 | Kathleen Gilbert
    NEW YORK, April 24, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Planned Parenthood has raised the alarm over a “secret hoax campaign” it fears is currently being conducted by pro-life undercover investigators regarding abortions obtained because the unborn child is not the desired gender. Lila Rose is the President of Live Action, which Planned Parenthood suspects may be behind astring of "suspicious incidents" at its clinics. The nation’s largest abortion chain told The Huffington Post Monday that a string of “suspicious incidents” at abortion facilities across the country have led officials to believe another exposé was in the works. Those incidents allegedly involved a...
  • Catholic nurse wins after employer demands she work in abortion facility

    04/24/2012 1:49:13 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 23, 2012 | Hilary White
    LONDON, April 23, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Catholic nurse in the UK has won her case in a dispute with her employer, an NHS trust in the Midlands, that was demanding she work in an abortion facility. The Catholic Herald reports that the woman, who has not been named publicly, was being required to work in a “Termination of Pregnancy clinic” attached to the hospital, and had cited the Abortion Act itself as her defence. Legal experts defending the rights of conscientiously objecting health care workers facing abortion-related disputes have pointed out that the Abortion Act contains a clause allowing...
  • Bill authorizes prosecution for death of an embryo

    04/24/2012 9:44:43 AM PDT · by SmithL · 1 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 4/24/12 | Tom Humphrey
    NASHVILLE — The Senate approved and sent to Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday legislation that allows criminal prosecution for causing the death of "a human embryo or fetus at any stage of gestation in utero." The bill (HB3517) marks the second change in two years to a law that since 1989 had it a crime to cause the death of a "viable fetus." That was changed last year to eliminate the word "viable." Sen. Mae Beavers, R-Mount Juliet, the sponsor, said legislators have since learned that, under the scientific definition of a fetus, the term only applies when eight weeks...
  • Catholic teachers under fire for promoting pro-life motion to students

    04/24/2012 6:39:15 AM PDT · by Cronos · 16 replies
    The Star ^ | 24 April 2012 | Alyshah Hasham
    eachers at a Mississauga Catholic school have encouraged students to sign a petition supporting a Conservative politician’s bid to redefine when life begins, sparking outrage from secular groups and questions about the role of teachers in exploring controversial issues. All teachers at St. Joseph Secondary School got an email last week from an unidentified teacher asking teachers and students to support a Life Canada petition for Motion 312, a proposal from Stephen Woodworth, MP for Kitchener Centre that could lead to criminalizing abortion. “No one was forced to sign anything, it was presented as an option,” said Bruce Campbell, spokesperson...
  • 40 Days for Death? The dangerous ‘spirituality’ of Planned Parenthood

    04/23/2012 4:33:11 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 4 replies
    LifeSiteNews/LiveActionNews ^ | 4/23/12 | Karen Dudek
    April 23, 2012 (LiveActionNews.org) - In imitation of the Christian 40 Days for Life program, Planned Parenthood is embracing its own version of a 40-day prayer, in what they call a “show of support” for women. As the minds behind the “Official Committee of Six Rivers Planned Parenthood” push their abortion agenda to the limit, they have now produced a doctrinal outline of sorts, where PP and its “Clergy for Choice” exalt abortion as “sacred” and themselves as the “compassionate people of faith and wisdom” who value all human life. Christians will find the prayers disturbing, along with the possibility...
  • Time Capsule: Mike Wallace tells truth about homosexuality in 1967 documentary

    04/23/2012 4:14:14 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 27 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/23/12 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    February 9, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In 1967, the veteran CBS journalist Mike Wallace did what today would seem revolutionary: he hosted a 43-minute documentary that exposed the stark truth about homosexuality, speaking openly of well-established facts that have since been consigned to the memory hole of political correctness. CBS Documentary - The Homosexuals (1967) Wallace’s documentary, The Homosexuals, is a frank examination of the self-destructive behavior of sexually-active homosexuals, the underlying psychological causes of their impulses, and their troubling influence on American culture. It also discusses curative therapy for homosexual orientation, which had a success rate in the 1960s of...
  • BOY, 14, ACCUSED OF SEX WITH GIRL, 12, AT SCHOOL

    04/23/2012 11:49:12 AM PDT · by massmike · 56 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 04/23/2012 | n/a
    A 14-year-old boy accused of having sex with a 12-year-old girl at school is facing rape charges. Police said the teens said what happened was consensual and that the incident allegedly happened during school hours. However, the Warren County Prosecutor said the boy was charged with rape because the girl is under the age of 13, which is Ohio law. Residents said it is hard to imagine this all happened at school.
  • Bullied Boy Suspended for Fighting Back

    04/21/2012 3:41:34 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 73 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | April 20, 2012 | Benge Nsenduluka
    A nine-year-old Colorado boy has reportedly been suspended from his elementary school after standing up to a bully who was physically harming him. Nathan Pemberton, a third grade student, claims that he was subject to beatings from another child and when he finally garnered the courage to stand up for himself he was punished and removed from West Elementary School in Colorado Springs, which his parents think is ludicrous, according to Mail Online. "One kid kicked me in the back, then punched me in the face. Then I punched him in the face and then I got in trouble," Nathan...
  • Democrat candidates in Connecticut favor forcing Catholic hospitals to perform abortions

    04/22/2012 4:30:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    What Does The Prayer Really Say ^ | 4/22/2012 | Fr John Zuhlsdorf
    Something we have to remember when considering the Obama Administration’s erosion of the 1st Amendment through the HHS mandate, is the element of what I call “creeping incrementalism”.   Each time some radical thing is proposed, even if it fails, nevertheless bumps the needle just a tad in the radical direction.  Over time, tiny little increments of shift add up to a huge shift.If the Obama Administration is pushing for Catholic hospitals to distribute contraceptives and abortifacients, perform sterilizations, etc., we know that their next goal is to force Catholic hospitals to perform abortions.There is an interesting story on the...
  • Planned Parenthood pushes California bill to let non-physicians conduct abortions

    04/22/2012 11:08:29 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 39 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/19/12 | Ben Johnson
    SAN FRANCISCO, April 19, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) –  Although a legal loophole has long allowed the process, a California legislator has proposed a bill to formally allow non-physicians – including midwives – to perform abortions. Now a state pro-life group wants to know who has been anonymously paying for and conducting an existing training program. State Senator Christine Kehoe, D-San Diego, introduced a bill allowing non-physicians, such as midwives and nurse practitioners, to perform suction abortions after receiving training through a state project. “I think it endangers women’s health,” Dana Cody, president and executive director of Life Legal Defense Foundation (LLDF),...
  • The Ripped, Bikini-Clad Reverend [Episcopal Priest Wins Second Place In Ms. State Fair!]

    04/21/2012 3:41:33 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 20, 2012 | REV. DR. AMY RICHTER
    The Ripped, Bikini-Clad Reverend REV. DR. AMY RICHTER April 20, 2012 I stood by the mailbox holding a package that weighed about as much as an apple. Inside, I knew, there was a bikini. I was almost afraid to open it. How could something so small hold such a big risk? As an Episcopal priest, I am usually more interested in what is going on inside a person than in what shows on the outside. Most days, if I have official duties, I put on my black clergy shirt, my white collar and a suit that looks decent and head...
  • Euthanasia is a war to the death between a religious and atheistic vision of society

    04/21/2012 12:47:35 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 8 replies
    UK Catholic Herald ^ | 4/18/12 | Francis Phillips
    Having blogged last Thursday about Mark Dowd’s first programme on Radio 4 about euthanasia, “Heart and Soul”, I have now listened to his second one, broadcast last Saturday. In the first programme he interviewed Alison Davis, a Catholic convert, who suffers from spina bifida and who is a passionate opponent of euthanasia and assisted suicide. In this second episode he interviewed Edward Turner, a humanist, whose mother, Dr Anne Turner, made headlines in 2006 when, accompanied by Edward and his two sisters, she ended her life at the Dignitas clinic in Switzerland.She was suffering from a degenerative disease, similar to...
  • Brazilian doctors: disabled unborn babies will either be cut to pieces or torn apart with aspirator

    04/20/2012 5:10:48 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    Life News ^ | 4/20/2012 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    April 20, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In the wake of a decision by the nation’s Supreme Federal Tribunal determining that babies suffering from the birth defect known as anencephaly aren’t “legally” alive, and therefore can be freely aborted, Brazilian doctors are explaining to the media how such babies will in fact be killed under the new legal regime. In a recent interview with Brazil’s most popular news magazine, Veja, the Vice-President of the Federal Council on Medicine, Dr. Carlos Vital, explained that doctors will have two choices: either “curettage” or “aspiration.” Abortions of ancephalic babies will be performed in the second...
  • Dancing Sufis for abortion

    04/20/2012 2:05:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | 4/20/2012 | Ben Johnson
    LifeSiteNews.com reported some time ago about Planned Parenthood’s latest, most bizarre effort to drum up support for its indefensible industry: holding a 40-day prayer campaign in favor of abortion. Kathleen Gilbert reported the 40 Days of Prayer material “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 everyone involved except the unborn children.” However, most of the national reporting has failed to convey the full breadth and diversity of the undertaking. The campaign is modeled on the more successful 40 Days of...
  • Daily Kos Announces: 'The Fetus Is a Parasite'

    04/20/2012 8:51:48 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 53 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 4/20/2012 | Tim Graham
    There are times when you glance at the leftist Daily Kos blog and wonder if they're being sabotaged from the inside. Case in point: a blog titled "The fetus is a parasite." "Sasharusha" blogs "back to the whole fetus= parasite thing. That is how I see them. I don't see them as cute and cuddly. I see them as terrifying and scary. I see pregnancy the same way. Here are some examples on how pregnancy is a parasitic relationship: The Z/E/F sucks the nutrients from the mother. The "relationship" only benefits the fetus. The mother's organs and body parts become...
  • Pregnant Man Thomas Beatie and Wife Separate

    04/20/2012 5:48:29 AM PDT · by massmike · 20 replies
    people.com ^ | 04/20/2012 | MIKE FLEEMAN
    Thomas Beatie, who gained fame as the world's first known legal man to give birth, has split from his wife of nine years. Beatie revealed the breakup with Nancy during a taping of the syndicated TV show The Doctors in which he also said he had undergone a final female-to-male gender reassignment surgery. Beatie began life as a woman and legally switched to a male identity, while preserving his female reproductive organs. He made headlines in 2007 after pictures of his bearded face and pregnant belly became public.
  • New York Times op-ed: Co-habitation can lead to divorce

    04/19/2012 5:45:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | 4/19/2012 | Christine Dhanagom
    April 19, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The belief that living together before marriage helps to avoid divorce is “contradicted by experience,” says a New York Times Op-Ed by clinical psychologist Dr. Meg Jay, published this past Saturday. Jay, a specialist in young adult development, professes to be “neither for or against” co-habitation, but offers a searing critique of the practice, which she says is becoming “a norm” among young adults. According to her article, the phenomenon has increased by more than 1500% since 1960, when there were about 450,000 unmarried couples living together. There are now over 7.5 million such couples....
  • ‘Create the family you want: Boy or Girl’: Sex selection advertized in Canadian newspapers

    04/19/2012 3:40:49 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/19/12 | Peter Baklinski
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 19, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In the wake of a new study that indicates that unborn girls are being targeted for abortion by certain immigrant groups in Canada, evidence has surfaced that sex selective in vitro fertilization (IVF) is being regularly advertised in Canadian news papers. A fertility clinic in Washington state has been targeting Indo-Canadians in British Columbia with an ad encouraging them to “create the family you want: Boy or Girl.” The ad features a picture of an ethnic boy and girl attired in traditional Indian garb.  A website address in the ad directs parents...