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  • Study finds abortion linked to shortened lifespan of mother

    09/16/2012 10:07:31 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 27 replies
    MercatorNet/LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/14/12 | Michael Cook
    September 14, 2012 (Mercatornet.com) - In a study published last week in the European Journal of Public Health, Priscilla Coleman and colleagues report that mothers who have experienced natural pregnancy loss or induced abortion are more likely to die over a 25-year period than those who have experienced only giving birth. Dr Coleman, a Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Bowling Green State University, responds here to MercatorNet’s questions about the study. What was your aim in this study? The study was undertaken to provide reliable data pertaining to the relative risk of death associated with distinct reproductive...
  • Assisted dying: who's to decide when a life is not worth living?

    09/16/2012 9:52:35 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | 9/11/12 | Andrew Brown
    An extraordinary poll published by the British Humanist Association (BHA) highlights the public ambivalence about assisted suicide and euthanasia. In conjunction with other recent surveys, it shows that more people are in favour of the law allowing the killing of relatively healthy patients like Tony Nicklinson than of those who are terminally ill. The "respectable" wing of the assisted dying movement, Dignity in Dying, wants a very limited right to medically assisted suicide: only people who are terminally ill and in full possession of their faculties would qualify. Even this limited position is hugely controversial. But the BHA believes that...
  • ‘Illegal’: GA High School Abandons 50 Years of Prayer After Atheists’ Threats

    09/15/2012 12:53:08 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 16 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/15/2012 | Billy Hallowell
    Yet another public school has halted prayers before football games after receiving a threatening letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), an atheist activist non-profit. Earlier this week, TheBlaze told you about the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and its decision to ban prayers. Now, Haralson County High School in Tallapoosa, Georgia, is also ceasing its broadcast of prayers before football games. After 50 years of traditional invocations being uttered before Rebels games, the loudspeaker has now been silenced. The situation commenced when the school, back in September 2011, received a letter from FFRF staff council Stephanie A. Schmitt....
  • Waiting till the wedding night – getting married the right way

    09/15/2012 12:00:12 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 122 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9-14-12 | Steven Crowder
    As anyone who’s read my abstinence column here at Fox News Opinion could guess, my wedding is something that I’ve looked forward to for quite some time. After having tied the knot at the end of August, I can now say beyond all shadow of a doubt, that it was everything I’d hoped and prayed that it would be since childhood. (I’d also prayed to be bitten by a radioactive spider and develop sticky hands, but… I was an idiot.) Let me preface this column by saying this: my wife (I have to get used to saying that) and I...
  • US Lawmakers praise Church of Scientology, once considered at odds with US

    09/15/2012 6:57:44 AM PDT · by AmonAmarth · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/15/2012 | The Daily Caller
    Three U.S. congressmen and a top-level government official attended the opening of the Church of Scientology’s National Office in Washington, D.C., Thursday. Their attendance marked a significant endorsement from members of a government that was once partially at war with the organization. Lawmakers in attendance were Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Indiana Republican Rep. Dan Burton and Illinois Democratic Rep. Danny Davis. Liz Gibson, Senior Program Manager at the Federal Emergency Management Agency was also in attendance. Jackson Lee applauded the organization. “I want to thank L. Ron Hubbard for recognizing that courage is not rewarded but it is...
  • Stanek weekend question: Liberal feminists are sluts and a____?

    09/15/2012 6:32:29 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | 9.15.2012 | Jill Stanek
    On September 6 Yahoo News reported on, “‘Sluts vote’: the unlikeliest DNC flair”: A member of the Illinois delegation has sold out of a batch of pins she made that say “Sluts vote.” The pins, which cost 2 for $5, reference radio host Rush Limbaugh’s attack on women’s activist Sandra Fluke (he called her a “slut” for advocating that insurance plans fully cover contraceptives). We spotted several delegates on Thursday sporting the pins…. “I think ‘slut’ is offensive, that’s why we’re trying to own it and make it ours,” said Debra Shore, an Illinois delegate from Chicago. Makes total sense....
  • Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Lose in Rhode Island

    09/14/2012 2:52:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Citizen Link ^ | September 14, 2012 | Bethany Monk
    Five of the six Rhode Island Senate candidates who support same-sex marriage lost during the state’s Democratic primaries Wednesday, despite massive backing from special-interest groups.“The Rhode Island Senate looks like it will again be safe for defending marriage as the union of one man and one woman,” National Organization for Marriage Northeast Director Chris Plante told CitizenLink.Incumbent Sen. Mike McCaffrey, who supports marriage and the right to life, beat Laura Pisaturo, who supports same-sex marriage.In addition to Pisaturo, the other same-sex marriage supporters challenging incumbents or vying for open seats who lost Wednesday are David Gorman, Gene Dyszlewski, Lewis Pryeor,...
  • Autopsy Proves Planned Parenthood Killed Woman in Botched Abortion

    09/12/2012 9:07:22 PM PDT · by kathsua · 39 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 9/11/12 | Steven Ertelt
    A leading pro-life group has obtained a copy of Tonya Reaves’ autopsy report that it says shows beyond a doubt that the 24-year old woman died from three major complications during a botched second-trimester abortion suffered at a Chicago area Planned Parenthood abortion clinic on July 20, 2012. Operation Rescue, which obtained the full autopsy results late yesterday, says it indicates that Reaves’ injuries were survivable if she had received proper emergency care in a timely manner. The autopsy report is seven pages in length but it took two months for it to be released publicly, despite requests from OR...
  • Justice Dept. Asks Supreme Court to Review 2 Petitions in Hopes of Overturning DOMA

    09/13/2012 3:11:29 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    CP Post ^ | September 12, 2012
    September 12, 2012|6:13 pmThe U.S. Department of Justice filed two petitions Tuesday as part of their challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act, asking the Supreme Court to review cases that could ultimately lead to the court overturning the law that defines marriage as between and man and a woman. The specific part of the law that attorneys for the Justice Department want the court to focus on is Section 3, which they say violate the rights of legally married same-sex couples, arguing that it treats them differently than married heterosexual couples.In 2007, New York resident Edie Windsor married her...
  • Christian Company Will be Fined $1.3 MILLION a DAY Unless HHS Mandate Repealed or Defeated

    09/13/2012 11:04:19 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 22 replies
    CatholicVote.org ^ | 9/13/12 | Thomas Peters
    How little does Obama care about religious liberty? This little: A few minutes ago, in Oklahoma, The Becket Fund filed a lawsuit on behalf of a multi-billion dollar private business, Hobby Lobby. As you may know, Hobby Lobby is a privately owned company with 500 stores in 42 states, 22,000 employees, and $1.3 + billion in sales. If this private family owned business refuses to comply with the HHS mandate, the government will fine them $1.3 million per day. [The Becket Fund] It may be only a little to him. But this fine is a lot to us. Steven Ertelt...
  • "Transgender summer camp" for kids celebrated on front page of Boston Globe.

    09/12/2012 9:37:16 AM PDT · by massmike · 21 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | 09/12/2012 | n/a
    The relentless campaign to promote and normalize homosexuality -- and now cross-dressing and transgenderism -- for children is gaining speed in the media. These are things that are really happening. They are at the same time frightening and heartbreaking to watch and read about. On Sunday, Sept. 2, the Boston Globe featured a front-page article about a "groundbreaking" summer camp in Connecticut for "transgender" and cross-dressing children. According to the article, several of these children are being given drugs to delay their puberty so that they can have "successful" sex-change surgery. Some girls have already had their breasts surgically removed,...
  • “CRUCIFIX MASTURBATION” FILM WINS

    09/12/2012 10:03:38 PM PDT · by G Larry · 23 replies
    CATHOLIC LEAGUE ^ | 10 Sept. 2012 | Bill Donohue
    The Venice Film Festival awarded a special jury prize Saturday to “Paradise: Faith.” The film is part of a trilogy; Strand Releasing has acquired the U.S. rights and plans to release it early next year. Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: One of the hallmarks of cultural charlatans is the propensity to insult Christians, especially Catholics, and then declare their offense creative. If anyone wants to know why a special jury prize was given to “Paradise: Faith,” let me spare you the need to read about it: it won because it shows a devout Catholic woman masturbating with...
  • American Liars Inc.

    09/12/2012 3:02:30 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 5 replies
    IFB ^ | 9/12/12 | -
    My friends the world abounds with liars in all classes of politics and life in general but particularly here in America for the last six years (2006 elections) the Progressive Democratic Left has faithfully lied about everything under the sun to promote, preserve and protect their lawless Marxist agenda and their chosen chief chosen one. From Health Care to Medicare, from Republicans to the Tea Party, from the economy to tax increases, from the Fast and the Furious to the Stimulus, from the war on terror to Guantanamo, from drilling to green energy, from Limbaugh to Bush to Palin, from...
  • Bob Dylan: Slavery Ruined America

    09/12/2012 11:28:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 129 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | September 12, 2012 | Nick Chiles
    Folk rock legend Bob Dylan has some strong words about America that many of his compatriots may not want to hear: He says the stigma of slavery ruined America and he doubts whether the country can get rid of the shame because it was “founded on the backs of slaves.” Dylan spoke to Rolling Stone for a cover story that coincides with the release of his 35th studio album, “Tempest.” Dylan has long been an outspoken critic of American culture and its inherent inequalities, particularly during the 1960s when his songs “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are...
  • Hobby Lobby sues over mandatory coverage of morning-after pill

    09/12/2012 10:29:48 AM PDT · by MulberryDraw · 20 replies
    AP/Amarillo Globe News ^ | Sept 12, 2012 | unknown
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Christian-oriented Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. has filed a federal lawsuit over a mandate in the health reform law that requires employers to provide coverage for the morning-after pill.
  • ’2016: Obama’s America’ Movie Is Disturbingly Necessary

    09/12/2012 8:18:57 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 24 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 17 August 2012 | Scot Paulsen
    This past week, “2016: The Movie” about President Barack Obama opened in the Chicago area, and I chose to get more of an education about Obama by seeing the movie. After the inundation of canned hype for the movie on conservative talk shows across the Chicago radio dial that sounded more like commercials than honest endorsements of the movie, I was skeptical of what I was going to see. While some talk show hosts sounded like they were genuinely impressed with the documentary and honestly endorsing the film, there were those who were obviously reading a commercial script which was...
  • I'm Barack Obama, and I approve this abortion

    09/11/2012 2:43:02 PM PDT · by rhema · 13 replies
    While the media would like to portray conservative politicians as obsessed with abortion, the Democratic Convention last week told a different story. President Obama had over two dozen prime time speakers, including the heads of the largest pro-abortion organizations, praising unrestricted abortions at taxpayer expense. Abortion giant Planned Parenthood, which gets at least one million dollars a day from taxpayers, is repaying the President's gratitude by launching a $3.2 million television ad buy in Ohio and Virginia on Monday as part of its biggest-ever campaign effort. The newest ad, called "Turn Back the Clock," is set to run on cable...
  • Gawker: Pedophiles Born that Way, Deserve Sympathy

    09/11/2012 7:08:05 AM PDT · by WXRGina · 55 replies
    American Clarion ^ | September 11, 2012 | Gina Miller
    We should not be surprised at the evil idiocy that comes from godless people, although their vile words and twisted ideas can sometimes still be stunning. We saw some of this last week at the Democrat convention. We saw those godless fools scream, wail and shake their fists against God and Jerusalem—three times, in fact. We saw them applaud taxpayer funding for killing pre-born babies. We saw them cheer for sodomy and the destruction of the meaning of marriage. We saw them glorify the lawless illegal alien invasion of our nation. We saw their ugly face in prime time high-definition....
  • Gawker: Pedophiles born that way, deserve sympathy

    09/10/2012 9:59:45 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 30 replies
    Renew America ^ | 9-11-12 | Gina Miller
    We should not be surprised at the evil idiocy that comes from godless people, although their vile words and twisted ideas can sometimes still be stunning. We saw some of this last week at the Democrat convention. We saw those godless fools scream, wail and shake their fists against God and Jerusalem — three times, in fact. We saw them applaud taxpayer funding for killing pre-born babies. We saw them cheer for sodomy and the destruction of the meaning of marriage. We saw them glorify the lawless illegal alien invasion of our nation. We saw their ugly face in prime...
  • Love American Style: Polygamy gets Sizzle

    09/10/2012 3:11:22 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 37 replies
    WND ^ | Aug 20 2012 | Chelsea Schilling
    "We should strive to have it legalized" Is polygamy becoming the new “gay” movement in America? [Cast of "Sister Wives"] With television shows such as HBO’s “Big Love” and TLC’s “Sister Wives,” polygamy is the once-taboo lifestyle that appears to be gaining wider acceptance – especially on the heels of homosexual marriage victories across the nation. ... the website Pro-Polygamy.com declared Aug. 19 the 12th annual Polygamy Day. According to the site, since it began, “the annual celebration grew into a widespread and religiously-neutral individual celebration around the country among all forms of consenting-adult pro-polygamists.” Historically, polygamy has had little...