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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...
  • Egypt: Husbands can have sex with DEAD wives up to six hours after their death

    04/26/2012 7:47:08 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 170 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 26 April 2012
    Egyptian husbands will soon be legally allowed to have sex with their dead wives - for up to six hours after their death. The controversial new law is part of a raft of measures being introduced by the Islamist-dominated parliament. It will also see the minimum age of marriage lowered to 14 and the ridding of women's rights of getting education and employment.
  • Catholic Schools Face 'Indoctrination' Claims Over Gay Marriage

    04/26/2012 8:59:03 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 7 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | April 26, 2012 | John Bingham
    Catholic Schools Face 'Indoctrination' Claims Over Gay Marriage The Roman Catholic Church contacted its secondary schools in England and Wales asking them to encourage pupils to back the campaign aganist gay marriage. By John Bingham 25 Apr 2012 Church education chiefs last night defended theselves against allegations of “political indoctrination” insisting they were "proud" to promote traditional marriage. The Catholic Education Service contacted 385 secondary schools asking them to circulate the recent letter read in parishes defending the traditional definition of marriage. Schools were also invited to promote the petition organised by the Coalition For Marriage opposing the Government’s plans...
  • ‘Bowling for abortion’ raises $400,000

    04/26/2012 4:03:18 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/26/12 | Ben Johnson
    WARNING: Offensive Language BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, April 25, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – People seldom associate the bowling alley with the abortion alley, but an annual “bowling for abortion” event has raised more than $400,000 to fund abortions across the country. The National Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon describes itself as “a nationwide series of local events that allow community members (you!) to captain your own bowling team, participate in a kickass national event– and raise money to help women and girls pay for abortions they couldn’t otherwise afford.” In addition offering partial funding for abortions, the proceeds “buy bus or plane tickets, and...
  • Dad rescues ‘brain dead’ son from doctors wishing to harvest his organs – boy recovers completely

    04/26/2012 3:07:34 PM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 25, 2012 | MATTHEW CULLINAN HOFFMAN
    LEICESTER, England, April 25, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - According to the Daily Mail newspaper, a young British man owes his life to an insistent father who would not allow his son’s organs to be removed from his body, despite assurances from four doctors that his son could not recover from the wounds he had suffered in a recent car accident. The Mail reports that Stephen Thorpe, then 17, was placed in a medically-induced coma following a multi-car pileup that had already taken the life of his friend Matthew, who was driving the vehicle. Although a team of four physicians insisted that...
  • Dad rescues ‘brain dead’ son from doctors wishing to harvest his organs...

    04/26/2012 6:52:49 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 102 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 25, 2012 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    ...boy recovers completely Although a team of four physicians insisted that his son was “brain-dead” following the wreck, Thorpe’s father enlisted the help of a general practitioner and a neurologist, who demonstrated that his son still had brain wave activity. The doctors agreed to bring him out of the coma, and five weeks later Thorpe left the hospital, having almost completely recovered.
  • Teacher Claims Catholic School Fired Her Over IVF

    04/26/2012 8:35:52 AM PDT · by Abathar · 99 replies
    theindychannel.com/ap ^ | April 26, 2012 | uncredited
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- A Fort Wayne teacher who claims she was fired from a Roman Catholic school for using in vitro fertilization to try to get pregnant is suing in a case that could set up a legal showdown over reproductive and religious rights. Emily Herx's lawsuit accuses the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend and St. Vincent de Paul School in Fort Wayne of discrimination for her firing last June. Herx, 31, of Hoagland, Ind., said that the church pastor told her she was a "grave, immoral sinner" and that a scandal would erupt if anyone learned she had...
  • I'm childless at 42 and haunted by the baby I aborted at 18

    04/25/2012 9:37:08 PM PDT · by grundle · 148 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | April 25, 2012 | KATE SPICER
    Once, at a smart wedding in Northamptonshire when I was about 30, someone handed me a newborn baby and my skin broke out in hot hives. In Brazil, I met a ten-year-old street kid. I fed him, let him sleep and shower in my hotel room, bought him clothes, and felt an overwhelming desire to protect and nurture him. I had never before felt such a forceful maternal instinct. These events were profoundly physical reactions, both shocking to me. Just around the time of my trip to Brazil, the ghost of my never-born came back to haunt me. I began...
  • Miss America Contestant Told Not to Mention Pro-Life Views

    04/25/2012 4:23:33 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 15 replies
    Life News ^ | 4/25/12 | Steven Ertelt
    In a new interview, Miss Delaware, Maria Cahill, who is a pro-life advocate, talks about how she was instructed to not mention anything about her pro-life views during the pageant. Maria is the second oldest of seven children, and has always been passionate about the pro-life movement: “It came from growing up in a household where the value of life was respected no matter what the case. I became even more involved when I met women that were contemplating abortion. Seeing the pain in their eyes and hearing them talk about the fact that they believed that there was no...
  • Abby Johnson: Counselor for My Abortion Had 9 Abortions (full account of her procedure)

    04/25/2012 6:25:22 AM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | April 23, 2012 | Abby Johnson
    I had a surgical abortion when I was 20 years old. I don’t remember many details. But what I do remember was not pleasant.I don’t remember how far along I was in my pregnancy. I do know that I paid $500.00 for my abortion.I went through a group counseling session with several other women. My “counselor” told me that she had 9 previous abortions. I think she said it to make us feel better somehow…and it worked.I don’t remember walking into the exam room. There was a nurse there giving me IV drugs to help me relax. I can’t say...
  • Proposed Kansas rule may force churches to host same-sex ceremonies

    04/25/2012 10:18:17 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    cna ^ | April 25, 2012 | Benjamin Mann
    Michael Schuttloffel. Topeka, Kan., Apr 25, 2012 / 04:04 am (CNA).- A proposed ordinance in Hutchinson, Kansas could force individuals and institutions – including Catholic churches – to host and participate in events that violate Church teachings on sexuality. “As far as individuals go, there doesn't seem to be any likelihood that there will be a protection or an exemption for them,” said Kansas Catholic Conference Executive Director Michael Schuttloffel, addressing a proposal to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation in the city of Hutchinson.“As far as religious institutions, that will depend entirely on what sort of exemption –...
  • Suicide rates among gay men eight times higher [Scotland]

    04/25/2012 1:49:30 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 27 replies
    news.stv.tv ^ | April 25, 2012 | stv
    Gay men in Scotland are nearly eight times more likely to have attempted suicide in the past year and four times more likely to have taken drugs than heterosexual men, a survey has suggested.
  • The ugly American - sex trafficking and our national humiliation

    04/24/2012 6:30:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Life News ^ | 4/24/2012 | Albert Mohler
    April 24, 2012 (AlbertMohler.com) - The sexual revolution of the last several decades has transformed any public conversation about sex and sexuality. The revolutionaries directed their attention to the dismantling of an entire edifice of sexual morality that had been basically intact for well over 2,000 years. At one point in the sexual revolution, efforts were made to legalize prostitution as a “victimless crime,” a term that anyone could recognize as an oxymoron. Most of these efforts went nowhere in the United States and most of Europe, though “progressive” law enforcement officials often looked the other way and did little...
  • 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.