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  • The future of the pro-life cause

    09/23/2012 6:36:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Arlington Catholic Herald ^ | 9/19/2012 | George Weigel
    “It’s the economy, stupid.” — James Carville’s memorable note-to-self during the 1992 presidential race — will be the determining factor in the 2012 campaign, according to the common wisdom. That may be true. But as Catholics consider their responsibilities between now and Nov. 6, it would be good to remember that the future of the pro-life cause in America is also at stake. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 79. Justices Antonin Scalia and Anthony Kennedy are 76. Justice Stephen Breyer is 74. The president elected in November likely will appoint two Supreme Court justices and may appoint as...
  • Really? Don't limit freedom to marry? We already do -- for a reason --

    09/22/2012 6:43:58 PM PDT · by rhema · 36 replies
    Mpls Star Tribune ^ | 9.22.12 | Katherine Kersten
    On Nov. 6, Minnesota voters will decide whether marriage will be protected in our state Constitution as the union of one man and one woman. Opponents' reason for fundamentally redefining our bedrock social institution appears on yard signs that dot the metro area: "Don't limit the freedom to marry." Now, Minnesotans are nice folks, and we don't like to think of ourselves as needlessly limiting another's freedom. The truth is, however, we "limit" marriage in a variety of ways. You can't marry your sister or your father. You can't marry a 12-year-old, or two people, or someone who's already married...
  • Planned Parenthood Tells Teens: Use Slut in a Positive Way

    09/22/2012 1:19:17 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 48 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/21/12 | Steven Ertelt
    Planned Parenthood’s outreach page to teenagers is pushing them to use the term “slut” in a positive way. This is the latest way in which the abortion business is pushing sex and abortion on young people. Penny Star at CNS News has more: Planned Parenthood’s Facebook page, “Planned Parenthood Info for Teens,” includes sexual content, including a link to an MTV program, “Sextra Credit Episode 2,” focusing on the meaning of the word “slut.”“Find a seat in the class and let Francisco school you with his lecture on slutty slander!” the teaser above the video states when a visitor clinks...
  • Rape survivors: Our ‘needs are not met’ because people ‘assume abortion will solve the problem’

    09/22/2012 1:10:28 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/21/12 | Peter Saunders
    I was interested to see published this week a statement from the Ad Hoc Committee of Women Pregnant by Sexual Assault (WPSA). This group was formed eight years ago to petition the U.S. Congress to hold hearings on the issue of abortion in cases of pregnancy resulting from rape or incest. So far, however, this petition has not been heard by political leaders on either side of the aisle, or by most in the pro-choice or pro-life communities. The full statement from WPSA is available on the Elliot Institute website. Here are some excerpts: Many people have strong opinions about...
  • New Swiss sex trade union targets price cutting

    09/22/2012 10:26:56 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 39 replies
    The Local (Switzerland) ^ | 14 Sep 2012 10:33 GMT+02:00
    Switzerland’s first union for male and female prostitutes launched on Thursday following a founding meeting in Geneva’s red light district. The gathering in the Pâquis, a downtown city neighbourhood known for its active sex trade, attracted 80 people who signed up for the STTS, the only officially recognized labour organization in the country for workers in the sex trade. The union was spearheaded by Angelina, a Colombian woman who has worked as a prostitute in the Pâquis for several years. In addition to defending sex trade workers against unfair room rents and on such issues as security, the STTS also...
  • MEDIA BIAS: Baby Bumps? Why Not “Fetus Bumps”?

    09/22/2012 3:19:53 AM PDT · by rhema · 7 replies
    LiveAction.org ^ | 9/14/12 | Kristi Burton Brown
    Or tissue bumps, for that matter? Or even pregnancy bumps? It is telling that the American media continually refers to famous people’s unborn babies as just that - babies. But when these same media outlets discuss abortion or pro-life legislation, it’s all about the fetus. When the media wants everyday citizens to identify with and love celebrities, it proclaims glad news about unborn babies and baby bumps. After all, even our liberal media knows that people – most of us, anyway – love babies. But when the media wants us to keep abortion legal, they resort to references, names, and...
  • Top ELCA Leader Confirms Homosexual Marriages Allowed in Denomination

    09/22/2012 2:58:56 AM PDT · by rhema · 22 replies
    Exposing the ELCA ^ | 9/21/12 | Dan Skogen
    The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America officially allows homosexual marriages, so says the “number two man” in the denomination, David Swartling. At the 2012 Southwestern Washington Synod Assembly it has been reported that, “(I)n response to a query from the floor of the assembly, Secretary of the ELCA David Swartling, at the assembly as the representative of the national church, said that the marriage of same-gender couples in states where that was legal was neither endorsed nor precluded by ELCA policy. Marriage in those circumstances was at the discretion of pastors and congregations.” (read here) One of the duties of...
  • IUDs, implants urged for teen girls' birth control

    09/21/2012 6:05:53 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    AP/Fox News ^ | 9/21/2012
    Teenage girls may prefer the pill, the patch or even wishful thinking, but their doctors should be recommending IUDs or hormonal implants — long-lasting and more effective birth control that you don't have to remember to use every time, the nation's leading gynecologists group said Thursday. The IUD and implants are safe and nearly 100 percent effective at preventing pregnancy, and should be "first-line recommendations," the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists said in updating its guidance for teens. Both types of contraception are more invasive than the pill, requiring a doctor to put them in place. That, and cost,...
  • Three-Parent Baby' Fertility Technique Could Be Made Legal

    09/20/2012 11:12:07 AM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Telegraph ^ | September 20, 2012 | Nick Collins
    A fertility treatment which eliminates hereditary disease by engineering babies to carry healthy DNA from a third biological parent could be legalised next year. Members of the public are being asked whether families with a genetic risk of incurable conditions like muscular dystrophy should be allowed to use the DNA of a third party to create healthy children. Although the resulting babies would inherit a small fraction of their DNA from the donor and not their mother or father, the procedure would spare all future generations from a host of rare and debilitating conditions. The technique is currently forbidden as...
  • Campaign Opposed to Marriage Amendment Uses Social Media to Stalk Marriage Amendment Supporters

    09/20/2012 4:30:37 AM PDT · by rhema · 9 replies
    Minnesotans United for All Families (MUFAF), the coalition opposed to the Minnesota Marriage Protection Amendment, is stalking supporters of the Amendment on Facebook. “MUFAF is encouraging its own supporters to use a new Facebook tool, the ‘kNOw tool,’ to stalk Minnesotans who plan to vote YES on the Marriage Amendment,” said Autumn Leva, Spokesperson for Minnesota for Marriage. “Once the ‘kNOw tool’ identifies a potential Amendment supporter on Facebook, this individual is targeted for ‘conversation’ in an attempt to convince him or her that the definition of marriage need not be protected.” “For those who support the Minnesota Marriage Protection...
  • Here Comes Incest, Just as Predicted

    09/19/2012 6:33:04 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 55 replies
    Townhall ^ | 9-11-12 | Michael Brown
    If all human beings should have the right to marry (or simply be with) the one they love, as proponents of same-sex marriage constantly tell us, then why shouldn’t adult, incestuous couples enjoy that same “right”? Hollywood director Nick Cassavetes is the latest to say, “Why not?”, and I for one am not in the least bit surprised. Simply stated, with the public endorsement of same-sex relationships, the endorsement (or at least acceptance) of consensual, adult, incestuous relationships is the next step. Consider the following: · Already in April, 2007, Time Magazine featured a major article entitled, “Should Incest Be...
  • Incest and Pedophilia, the New Frontier

    09/14/2012 1:30:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 14, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    Veteran reporter Sharon Waxman knew she'd found a new low. Reporting from the Toronto Film Festival, she revealed the viewpoint of director Nick Cassavetes, which she summarized in a headline: "Who Gives a Damn? Love Who You Want." The topic was incest. Hollywood's march to tear down -- to obliterate, really -- every boundary of sexual decency should compel even the harshest accusers of social conservatives like Rick Santorum to apologize profusely. They were wrong to mock conservatives for warning of the extremes, as we're lurching so quickly and easily into the darkest "love who you want" extremes of the...
  • Obama Team Tweets (then deletes) Picture of Supporters Writing Obama is “Pro-life”...

    09/19/2012 10:12:17 AM PDT · by kristinn · 1 replies
    SooperMexican.com ^ | Wednesday, September 19, 2012
    SNIP Obama is pro-life?! Since when? Also, how is he… “woring” hard? Did they mean “whoring” hard? Or maybe “warring” hard on Catholics and other Christians? Not sure! I would blame these obvious mistakes on maybe child supporters of Obama, but the person pictured is obviously an adult, and the board seems pretty high a reach for kids… Are Obama supporters that stupid?! Yes. Yes they are. UPDATE! The goofball morons at OFA Ohio took down their tweet!! Sore losers… Too bad I screencapped it! SNIP
  • Authoress Suggests Very Religious Are Mental Cases

    09/19/2012 7:38:58 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 38 replies
    The Christian Diarist | September 19, 2012 | JP
    Erica Loberg doesn’t come right out and say it, but the author of “Inside the Insane” believes that those of us who are very religious – or “hyper religious,” as she describes us – are mentally ill. “Are there are lot of hyper religio(us) people walking around with schizophrenia or hypo mania and not even know it?,” she asks. “Can religion be a springboard to help discover a mental illness?” Loberg doesn’t answer her own questions, but it’s pretty obvious what she thinks: Religiosity is a marker for mental illness, if not insanity. When I checked Loberg’s biography, I discovred...
  • New York City: Soft Drinks Bad, Late-Term Abortions Okay

    09/19/2012 8:19:41 AM PDT · by rhema · 9 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 9/18/12 | Susan Michelle Tyrrell
    New York City has two endangered species: Soda and babies. Unfortunately the city cares more about the soft drink than the human life Last week the city passed a measure that would make a large Coke at McDonald’s illegal but it’s still legal to kill 40% of the pre-born babies in the same city. Need a visual? This is illegal: This is legal: New York City has an abortion rate almost double of the national average of 23%–and even higher in some demographics. In the city, more African-American babies are killed than are born. A recent report shows the city’s...
  • Gay actor: ‘I can’t think of anything worse than being brought up by two gay dads’

    09/18/2012 5:40:47 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 31 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:30 EST | Carolyn Moynihan
    British actor Rupert Everett says he “can’t think of anything worse” than two gay men bringing up a child together—an opinion that is probably held by vast numbers of people who would not dare to say so in public. But, thanks to the magic shield of celebrity, actors can get away with speech “crimes” that the rest of us would (metaphorically) hang for. Being gay himself also deflects criticism—Everett came out as a homosexual 20 years ago and has said that this damaged his acting career. His comments on gay parenting were made in an interview with the Sunday Times...
  • Libertarians have a stake in traditional values, too [Does Not Support Abortion, Same-Sex Marriage]

    09/16/2012 6:51:44 PM PDT · by billflax · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/16/2012 | Bill Flax
    Remember the old saw about speeding: anyone zipping along faster is nuts, but slower drivers are idiots. Ideologues believing in limited government are an obstinate breed, myself included. We find anyone who wants more government as fools, but those desiring even less are crazy. In theory, if everyone went 65 we'd never have a traffic jam. Sadly, state authority is necessary because of man's fallen nature. Many libertarians approve same-sex marriage. Likewise, some perceive abortion as fundamental to freedom, even questioning Ron Paul for championing life. Meanwhile, Americans have grown so inured to government intervention that letting people purchase contraceptives...
  • 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....