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  • Do we know what’s human? We’ve been wrong before

    05/01/2012 4:18:24 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/1/12 | André Schutten
    May 1, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Last month marked the 147th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. On the evening of April 14th, 1865 he was shot in the head and succumbed to the wound on the morning of April 15th. I finished reading a 700-page biography of this man, this heroic character who fought so hard for the end of slavery in America. And I was reminded of that political struggle on Thursday evening as I listened to the House of Commons debate over MP Stephen Woodworth’s Motion 312. Mr. Woodworth stood on Thursday afternoon to present his motion to the...
  • Man accused in murder of pregnant girlfriend was serving house arrest sentence

    05/01/2012 12:19:47 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 11 replies
    My Fox DC ^ | April 30, 2012 | Paul Wagner
    WASHINGTON - There is new information in the murder of Jasmine Moss, a pregnant woman found stabbed to death Friday inside her car in District Heights. Prosecutors now say the man accused in the crime, Nathan Rogers, was supposed to be confined to his home after pleading guilty last year to first-degree assault. According to the court affidavit filed in the case, Rogers confessed to the crime, telling police he killed Moss inside his house after she came over for a visit. The 22-year-old was serving 18 months of home detention after pleading guilty last March. Court records show he...
  • Chechen women in mortal fear as president backs Islamic honor killings

    04/30/2012 8:01:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 29, 2012 | Diana Markosian
    ACHXOY-MARTAN, Chechnya — Chechnya's government is openly approving of families that kill female relatives who violate their sense of honor, as this Russian republic embraces a fundamentalist interpretation of Islam after decades of religious suppression under Soviet rule. In the past five years, the bodies of dozens of young Chechen women have been found dumped in woods, abandoned in alleys and left along roads in the capital, Grozny, and neighboring villages. Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov publicly announced that the dead women had “loose morals” and were rightfully shot by male relatives. He went on to describe women as the property...
  • Is Conscience Partisan? A Look at the Clinton, Moynihan, and Kennedy Records

    04/30/2012 5:00:01 PM PDT · by rhema · 3 replies
    The Public Discourse ^ | April 30, 2012 | Richard M. Doerflinger
    On March 1, the U.S. Senate voted 51 to 48 to table the “Respect for Rights of Conscience Act,” introduced by Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) and Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) to protect conscience rights in the face of the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). This conscience proposal would forbid the use of new mandated benefits lists under PPACA to force those who offer, sponsor, or purchase health plans to cover specific items or services that violate their “religious beliefs or moral convictions.” The immediate threat is the Obama administration’s mandate for almost all health plans to include...
  • Obama Faith Advisor to Head Pro-Abortion Religious Group

    04/30/2012 4:24:35 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    Life News ^ | 4/30/12 | Steven Ertelt
    The Obama administration has a history of hiring pro-abortion activists for top staff positions. Now, a pro-abortion former member of Obama’s faith advisory committee has taken a new position heading up a pro-abortion religious group.The Reverend Harry Knox, a former official with the pro-abortion Human Rights Campaign who has served on the President’s faith-based commission, will begin as the head of the Religious Coalition on Reproductive Choice (RCRC) in July. The Episcopal Church pastor received rave reviews from the pro-abortion religious group. “The Board of Directors of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC) is pleased to announce the appointment...
  • Generation XXX: 13-year-old boy sexually abuses 5-year-old sister thanks to porn, says therapist

    04/30/2012 11:18:37 AM PDT · by Morgana · 55 replies
    Life News ^ | 4/30/2012 | Kathleen Gilbert
    April 27, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - When it comes to startling statistics, the hidden world of pornography consumption has them in spades. For example, every second, $3,075.64 is being spent on porn, while 28,258 Internet users are viewing it. As of 2006 Big Porn was more lucrative than Google, Apple, Amazon, Ebay, Yahoo!, and Netflix combined. But perhaps the most startling of all is the age demographic: the largest group of Internet pornography consumers is between 17 and 12 years old. Therapists now say we’re only beginning to scratch the surface of the havoc wreaked on this “Generation XXX” as it...
  • Timeline Documents Romney's Role in Creating Same-Sex "Marriages" (Nov. 23, 2006)

    04/30/2012 9:59:32 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 18 replies
    MassResistance.com ^ | Nov. 23, 2006 | Amy Contrada
    [NOTE: This timeline is greatly expanded in Amy Contrada's book Mitt Romney's Deception, published in July 2011. See detail here and video preview here.] I. Mitt Romney demonstrates his commitment to homosexual "rights" before becoming Governor of Massachusetts in January 2003: 1994 Campaign vs. Ted Kennedy for U.S. Senate: Romney pledged he “will provide more effective leadership” than Kennedy on homosexual rights; endorsed by Log Cabin Republicans. 2000-2002: As head of Salt Lake City Olympic Committee, Romney banned Boy Scouts from participating. 2001 Called first citizens' petition to define marriage “too extreme” and “bigoted” because it banned civil unions. 2002...
  • Sales of women and girls booms in Europe (slavery)

    04/29/2012 9:32:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 26.04.12 @ 18:21 | Nikolaj Nielsen
    Human trafficking is booming in Europe, the Hague-based Eurojust, the EU’s crime-fighting unit, said on Thursday (26 April). But the number of cases brought against traffickers is grossly disproportionate to the number of reported victims. “Something is wrong; not enough people are being brought to justice. One thing is sure is that it is a booming business,” said Michčle Coninsx, President-elect of Eurojust. Eurojust, which coordinates with national judicial authorities on serious cross-border crimes, is aiming to get member states to bring more cases to it. Despite the alarming numbers, Eurojust handled 74 registered cases in 2009, up from only...
  • End-of-life care: Pain control carries risk of being called a killer

    04/29/2012 4:46:29 PM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 195 replies
    AMA News ^ | April 16, 2012 | Kevin B. O'Reilly
    End-of-life care: Pain control carries risk of being called a killer Accusations of euthanasia are common as patients, families and even other health professionals struggle to adjust to the new realities of end-of-life care. By Kevin B. O'Reilly, amednews staff. Posted April 16, 2012. Three decades after hospice emerged as the standard of care for terminally ill patients, the end-of-life treatments that palliative medicine physicians provide are frequently referred to as murder, euthanasia and killing.More than half of hospice and palliative medicine physicians say patients, family members and even other health professionals have used those terms to describe care they...
  • How Babies Were Left to Die: Nurse Recounts Horrors of Infanticide Practice Barack Obama Protected

    04/29/2012 3:18:40 PM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 12, 2008 | John Jalsevac
    August 12, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - At the same time that the National Right to Life Committee has unearthed documents proving that Barack Obama repeatedly voted against a bill that would have protected children born alive after an attempted abortion, Illuminati Pictures has released a video of an interview with a nurse who witnessed the very practice that Obama protected while in the Illinois senate (See: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/aug/08081101.html  ). Jill Stanek was a nurse at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois in 1999 when she discovered that babies born alive after failed abortions purposely were being left to die in the "soiled...
  • Romney: My Individual Mandate Health Care Plan Is Conservative

    04/29/2012 2:16:34 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 142 replies
    Mitt Romney ^ | March 23, 2010 | CNN
    Romney boasts that his anti-liberty government forced compulsory health insurance plan is "conservative." And he says "all of my positions are conservative." That would be forced/mandated compulsory health insurance (google Reagan on compulsory health insurance for the truth), homosexuals in the military, gun control, liberal judges, TARP, bailouts, too big to fail, the government takeover of GM, stimulus spending, global warming, planned parenthood, abortion, Roe v Wade, homosexual marriage, etc, etc, etc, all of which he has supported or still does. Conservative my foot. I guess lying is conservative too? Romney is a total fraud!!
  • ‘I Had an Abortion’ Shirt Sales Stir Controversy at University of North Carolina Wilmington

    04/29/2012 1:20:17 PM PDT · by Salman · 50 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 19, 2012 | Christopher Santarelli
    While the right to privacy may have been the key to securing abortion rights in Roe v. Wade, some advocates of the controversial procedure today want to walk around with a sign, t-shirt to be exact, broadcasting their reproductive decisions. In 2004, abortion advocate and author Jennifer Baumgardner launched the “I Had an Abortion” project to encourage women and men to “come out” about their procedures. The campaign featured shirts that read “I Had an Abortion,” a book, photo exhibit, and documentary film featuring 10 women – including feminist Gloria Steinem – describe their abortion experiences spanning seven decades. In...
  • Social Conservatism’s Staying Power: A philosophy that the Right must not abandon

    04/28/2012 12:41:24 AM PDT · by neverdem · 50 replies
    City Journal ^ | 27 April 2012 | Herbert London
    The Case for Polarized Politics: Why America Need Social Conservatism, by Jeffrey Bell (Encounter, 322 pp., $25.95) I recently attended a political meeting in New York City at which the people tended to identify themselves as “fiscal conservatives and social liberals.” They argued that conservatives should focus on the nation’s economic challenges while either ignoring or downplaying social issues. It’s a point of view shared by Indiana governor Mitch Daniels, among others. When he was considering a presidential run, Daniels memorably told an interviewer that the next president “would have to call a truce on the so-called social issues.”...
  • ‘Scientific’ Study Says People of Faith Are Stupid

    04/28/2012 8:52:00 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 52 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | April 28, 2012 | JP
    In a study published yesterday in the journal Science, researchers from Canada’s University of British Columbia posit that people who believe in God are not analytical thinkers. That’s a disingenuous way of saying people of faith are stupid. “Religious belief is intuitive,” explained Ara Norenzayan, co-author of the study, “and analytical thinking can undermine intuitive thinking. So when people are encouraged to think analytically, it can block intuitive thinking.” In other words, when religious people analyze their beliefs, they become less devout. They go from stupid to smart, like Norenzayan and fellow co-author Will Gervais. So how did the researchers...
  • Role of nurses in Third Reich “overlooked”: comment

    04/28/2012 1:09:11 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 58 replies
    BioEdge ^ | 4/28/12 | Jared Yee
    The work of Nazi doctors is a well-documented lesson in medical ethics. There was even a separate trial for them at Nuremberg and seven were hanged. But what about the nurses who assisted them? Their role has been airbrushed from history, says an Australian academic. Professor Linda Shields, of Curtin University, expressed her concerns in Nursing Review three weeks ago. “There has been a great deal of scholarship on the role of doctors and what they did in Nazi-occupied Europe, what has been neglected or overlooked is the role of nurses,” Shields said. “And yet most of the killings that...
  • Bibles are ‘homophobic’, Scots police told

    04/28/2012 7:06:28 AM PDT · by markomalley · 69 replies
    Scottish police forces have been told not to accept a gift of free Bibles from the Gideons because the book “condemns homosexuality”. The Bibles have been offered to Scottish police forces featuring each force’s badge. But the Gay Police Association (GPA) is against the move, and has issued a statement demanding that the forces refuse to be involved. Untrue In the past, the GPA has been in trouble with the authorities for making untruthful and misleading claims involving the Bible. In 2006 the group was reprimanded for producing an ad featuring the Bible next to a pool of blood with...
  • GOP leaders prevent a hearing on pro-life legislation

    04/27/2012 9:27:42 PM PDT · by DNA.2012 · 25 replies
    Tulsa Beacon ^ | Thursday, April 26th, 2012 | Tulsa Beacon
    Republican leaders in the Oklahoma Legislature have killed a pro-life bill without even allowing a floor vote on the measure. The “personhood” bill would acknowledge that life begins at conception and has been passed or is under debate in a dozen states. The Oklahoma House and Senate are controlled by Republican leaders who run for re-election under a GOP pro-life platform that promotes the sanctity of life. One GOP lawmaker said the personhood bill was killed because the State Chamber of Commerce instructed the GOP leadership to do so because the chamber didn’t want any negative national publicity.
  • When Killing Your Child is Called “Pregnancy Management”

    04/27/2012 7:48:22 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Live Action ^ | 4/27/2012 | Kristi Burton Brown
    Dr. Mark I. Evans is known around the world for his work in genetics, prenatal screening and diagnosis, and the selective reduction of pregnancies. Of course, “selective reduction” is code for the choosing and killing of one or more babies in a multiple pregnancy. You don’t reduce children – you kill them. But Dr. Evans prefers to refer to this procedure as “pregnancy management.” He admits that, in the first reduction he performed, he “stabbed two of the fetuses with a needle.” Today, the general technique – and the one used by Dr. Evans – is plunging a needle filled...
  • Critical organ donation warnings and guidance in new pamphlet: “Do not do an Apnea test!”

    04/27/2012 4:08:53 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 22 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/26/12 | Steve Jalsevac
    April 26, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Dr. Paul Byrne has been on a personal mission for many years to warn the public about the alarming facts and dangers of the $20 billion dollar-a-year organ transplant industry.  At the International Conference for Life in Vatican City February 25, Byrne and other distinguished speakers, including Cardinal Raymond Burke, addressed serious concerns regarding so-called “brain death”, the apnea test and organ transplantation. Dr. Bryne also introduced a new 29-page booklet produced by his Life Guardian Foundation containing crucial information to assist the public in making informed decisions about organ donation. The new Life Guardian...
  • Glee Celebrates the 'T'

    04/27/2012 4:43:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 27, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    It was a very special disco-themed episode of "Glee" on Fox the other night. A new character named Wade from a different high school shared that he was born in the wrong body. He was black, but he said he felt he was born white and decided to go out on stage at Regionals painted over as a white man. Everyone adored and applauded him as he sang "Boogie Shoes" looking just like the lead singer of KC and the Sunshine Band. If you actually watch "Glee" or just know Hollywood liberals, you know I'm kidding. Of course, he wasn't...