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  • Richard Dawkins: choosing NOT to abort baby with Down syndrome is ‘immoral’

    08/20/2014 1:15:30 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 74 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/20/14 | Dustin Siggins
    In a bizarre rant on Twitter earlier today, atheist Richard Dawkins wrote that choosing not to abort a child with Down Syndrome would be "immoral." The conversation started when Dawkins tweeted that "Ireland is a civilised country except in this 1 area." The area was abortion, which until last year was illegal in all cases. A Twitter user then asked Dawkins if "994 human beings with Down's Syndrome [having been] deliberately killed before birth in England and Wales in 2012" was "civilised." Dawkins replied "yes, it is very civilised. These are fetuses, diagnosed before they have human feelings." Apparently I'm...
  • Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender is a ‘Mental Disorder’– Sex Change is ‘Biologically...

    08/20/2014 11:39:49 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 84 replies
    CNSNews ^ | August 20, 2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    Full title: Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender is a ‘Mental Disorder’ – Sex Change is ‘Biologically Impossible’ Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital and its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry. (Photo: Johns Hopkins Medicine) (CNSNews.com) -- Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospitaland its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, said that transgenderism is a “mental disorder” that merits treatment, that sex change is “biologically impossible,” and that people who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder. Dr. McHugh, the author of six books and at...
  • These Charts Show How The World Feels About 8 Moral Issues

    08/20/2014 9:19:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/20/2014 | CHRISTINA STERBENZ
    What people find morally acceptable and unacceptable depends on where they live in the world.The charts below from the Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project show people's views on eight topics, often considered moral issues: extramarital affairs, gambling, homosexuality, abortion, premarital sex, alcohol consumption, divorce, and contraceptives.Pew surveyed 40,117 respondents in 40 different countries in 2013 to obtain the data.The first graphic below gives the median response across the world. People were the most disapproving of extramarital affairs, with 78% calling them morally "unacceptable," while 14% of respondents, the lowest in the survey, felt contraceptive use was "unacceptable." Topics like premarital sex and alcohol...
  • Nurses on Home Visits to Patients Told to Ask: Can We Kill You?

    08/20/2014 8:41:56 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 13 replies
    LifeNews ^ | 8/20/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Euthanasia. Rationing. Assisted Suicide. These are the kinds of concerns the pro-life community brought up when Congress pushed through Obamacare and government-run health care. These concerns are already becoming real in the Untied States, but a new story out of the United Kingdom should give Americans a hint as to what’s next.Nurses who are a part of in-home health care programs for the sick, elderly and disabled are coming forward to say they’ve been told to ask such patients not if they need medical help but if they need assistance in killing themselves.The nurses say patients are asked via a...
  • Let’s Be Honest, The Only Goal of Abortion is a Dead Baby

    08/20/2014 7:06:40 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/20/14 | Kelsey Hazzard
    I wrote a couple of weeks ago about one of the major problems I have with the bodily autonomy argument: that it’s totally at odds with people’s real-life experiences with abortion. In keeping with that theme, here’s another issue I have with the bodily autonomy argument. If the bodily autonomy argument were genuine, abortion supporters would have no discomfort whatsoever with Melissa Ohden.Who’s Melissa Ohden? I’m so glad you asked.Melissa (above) is a public speaker who lives in Missouri with her husband and two daughters. And when she was 31 weeks old, she was born prematurely after an abortionist injected...
  • Professor Death: Peter Singer Says Criminals Should Have Euthanasia Option to Avoid Prison

    08/20/2014 6:55:16 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 76 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/19/14 | Wesley J. Smith
    I think it is time to start calling Peter Singer ”Professor Death.”The Princeton moral philosopher–an oxymoron in his case–is the world’s foremost proponent of infanticide. He usually uses examples of disabled babies, but the reason he believes they can be killed is that they are supposedly not “persons.” Thus, Singer has refused to state that killing a baby because she was ugly would be wrong.Professor Death also supports euthanasia, both voluntary and non voluntary against ill human non-persons, such as Alzheimer’s patients.He has also stated that cognitively devastated people should have been used in developing the hepatitis vaccines instead of...
  • Schlafly: Faulty Ideas About Marriage

    08/19/2014 11:10:06 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 19, 2014 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Political junkies will remember how former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels was being groomed to run for president in 2012 before he made his foolish statement that the next president should "call a truce on the so-called social issues." Americans do not want a leader who is unable or unwilling to articulate and lead on important social issues. Four years after the Daniels misstep, many have failed to learn that lesson. The New York Times has proclaimed the "libertarian moment" has arrived, by which they seem to mean libertarian ideas about marriage and the family. We hear people say the libertarian...
  • Archbishop Negri: echoes of fascism in proposed Italian laws against homophobia

    08/19/2014 11:56:02 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 11 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/19/14 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    The Archbishop of Ferrara-Comacchio, Luigi Negri, has likened the proposed Italian laws against “homophobia” to a reemergence of fascism and the "dark times of state ideology" in Italy. The archbishop warned that the bill which proposes to criminalize “homophobia,” will introduce "for the first time since the end of fascism 70 years ago, a crime of opinion that evokes the dark and troubled times, long subdued and always believed to be over, of state ideologies. "Times in which the State identified ideological positions which it forcibly imposed, and suppressed all those which did not match," he added. "In defending a...
  • Cosmo Attacks Pro-Lifers, Calls Abortion “Miscarriage Management”

    08/19/2014 11:47:12 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 19 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/19/14 | Tim Graham
    In keeping with their recent “excellence in media” award from Planned Parenthood, the September issue of Cosmopolitan offers its young female audience a “Hot and Healthy Investigation” into how Texas Republicans have ruined the glorious opportunity to abort in the Lone Star State. Writer Amanda Robb hit every pro-abortion propaganda note about “clinics under attack” and pro-lifers compromising “the quality of care for women.” Or, to quote the story’s abortionist hero: “sometimes, bull[bleep] wins.”The hero in Robb’s story was Dr. Lester Minto of Harlingen, Texas, who was getting around the new state law signed by Gov. Rick Perry requiring abortionists...
  • Abortionist’s Wife on How It’s Okay to Do Abortions: “Read the Bible and You’ll See”

    08/19/2014 5:37:48 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 44 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/18/14 | Steven Ertelt
    The Bible condemns abortion with its admonitions against murder and encouragement to choose life and respect the life God created. But the wife of a prominent late-term abortion practitioner thinks the Bible justifies her husband’s profession.After a hearing late last week which saw a local judge issue an order closing down his abortion clinic if it failed to meet state health and safety laws, Martin Haskell and his wife left the courtroom and were greeted by pro-life advocates.Bryan Kemper of Stand True, Paula Westwood of Cincinnati Right to Life, and Mark Harington of Created Equal were present in the courtroom...
  • Frankenstein Science: Head Transplants Are Now Possible?

    08/18/2014 3:25:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 33 replies
    Seasons of Grace ^ | August 18, 2014 | Kathy Schiffer
    “Potentially unethical.” That’s how one expert described an Italian scientist’s plan to perform a “head transplant” by severing two heads at the same time, then cooling and flushing out the ‘recipient’ head before attaching it to its new body with polymer glue.That is “POTENTIALLY unethical?” Making one person out of two, and throwing away the unused halves, is only “potentially” unethical?Shock and awe.* * * * *Neuroscientist Sergio Canavero is undeterred by criticism, however. Canavero now reports that it’s possible to merge bone marrow, surgically cut with an ultra-sharp knife, when fusing one person’s head onto another person’s spine. The...
  • Restricting ‘Human Breeding,’ Wherein I Call Zoltan Istvan A Moral Idiot

    08/18/2014 11:28:45 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 21 replies
    Acton Institute ^ | 8/15/14 | Elise Hilton
    I have a large family. Yes, I have 5 children of my own, but I also have 23 nieces and nephews and 30+ great-nieces and nephews. Large.And we’ve heard it all. “Don’t you know what causes that?” (usually chortled with an accompanying poke in the ribs.) “Are you done now?” “Wow, you’ve got your hands full…” (translated: “Dear heavens, what is wrong with you people??”)It’s all good. Say what you want; we like having loud family gatherings, trying to figure out how many chairs we’re going to need for Thanksgiving, buying in bulk and generally holding up our end of...
  • Western cuckoo up for endangered species listing ( UN Agenda 21 )

    08/18/2014 9:14:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 44 replies
    Record Courier ^ | August 14, 2014
    More than a half-million acres of land across nine Western states is being proposed for designation as critical habitat for the yellow-billed cuckoo. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 546,335 acres of critical habitat is up for listing in 80 separate units in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah and Wyoming. The bird is a neotropical migrant that winters in South America and nests along rivers and streams in western North America. ... The Service is seeking information concerning the western yellow-billed cuckoo’s biology and habitat, threats to the species and current efforts to protect...
  • Stop calling abortion a ‘difficult decision’

    08/18/2014 5:34:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/17/2014 | Janet Harris
    Planned Parenthood calls abortion “a difficult decision” in many of its consent forms and fact sheets. When NARAL launched a film on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade in 2013, the president of the pro-choice organization called abortion “a difficult decision” women and couples face. Lawmakers use the adjective, too. “It was a difficult, difficult decision, but it was the right one,” Nevada Assemblywoman Lucy Flores said last month in defending her choice to have an abortion at age 16. In 2005, then-Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton described the decision to have an abortion as “one of the most fundamental,...
  • She Was in Kindergarten When She Learned Doctors Suggested Her Best Friend be Aborted

    08/15/2014 12:38:10 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/15/14 | Susan Tyrrell
    Birmingham, AL (LiveActionnews) — Tucked away in a children’s ministry office at Church of the Highlands in Birmingham, Alabama, Natalie Brumfield’s sweet voice that engages children to love Jesus almost masks the warrior that lives to fight abortion—but only for a moment. To know Natalie is to know what being wholly pro-life is.Natalie is proof that one ordinary person who doesn’t speak before thousands or write best-selling books can make more of a difference for life than many ever will. But her life also reminds us that we can do the same. In her, the extraordinary is formed from an...
  • Author: Gvmt should use microchips to deny births to the ‘unworthy’

    08/15/2014 7:36:20 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 54 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/14/14 | Ben Johnson
    Although he admits it “sounds blatantly authoritarian” and “violates just about every core value we possess in a free society,” a noted transhumanist author has said a world government body should forcibly sterilize anyone “deemed unworthy” of parenthood by using implanted microchips. Constitutional attorney and civil liberties expert John W. Whitehead, founder of The Rutherford Institute, warned LifeSiteNews.com earlier this year that political officials would long to use this seminal technology. In an article for Wired.com today, philosopher Zoltan Istvan wrote that the notion first crossed his mind when he heard a blonde nurse say, “with 10,000 kids dying everyday...
  • World's Most 'Unique' Family: Mom Is Dad, Dad Gives Birth as Mom

    08/14/2014 10:08:02 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 64 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, August 13, 2014
    Transgender couple have two kidsA normal, ordinary family with two kids, this is the first impression anyone gets on seeing Bianca, Nick and their two kids. But 32-year-old Bianca was born a boy and 27-year-old Nick was born a girl. Bianca has had breast augmentation and laser hair-removal, while Nick takes testosterone to change his appearance and had his breasts removed, reports Metro. They claim to have led normal lives until Nick got pregnant and then the whole experience became a ‘daily struggle’ when people began staring at him, he says and admits he hated the changes in his body....
  • Woman Reflects on Her Abortion: “They Put the Baby in a Bag and Stood There Like it Was Nothing”

    08/14/2014 10:07:43 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 29 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/14/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Millions of women around the world regret their abortions and thousands upon thousands of women have spoken out over the years about their regret. They talk about the mental anguish and spiritual regrets they feel concerning their abortion and their desire to go back and undo their decision.But one phenomenon is common in many stories about abortion regret: the completely dispassionate way in which abortion facility staff treat what is obviously the destruction of human life and the killing of a tiny baby in an abortion.Consider this post-abortion story from Rachel, a member of the Silent No More Awareness campaign....
  • Our times call for heroism – we must be prepared to respond

    08/14/2014 6:57:10 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/13/14 | Melissa Moschella
    Perhaps there are times and places in the history of the world in which it is possible to go through life as just an ordinary, good person—a faithful spouse, a loving parent, a concerned citizen, a regular church-goer, an honest and industrious professional—leading a normal, quiet life, not making waves or standing out in any way. Perhaps. But the United States of America in the year 2014 is not one of those times and places. Rather, in our contemporary society, the only way to be good is to be heroic. Failing to act with heroism inevitably makes us complicit in grave evils. Human...
  • Passion of the Christ Actor Jim Caviezel Calls Abortion America’s “Great Sin”

    08/14/2014 6:48:48 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 24 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/13/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Jim Caviezel, famed for his role as Christ in The Passion of the Christ, and currently starring as the leading man in TV’s Person of Interest, is frequently outspoken on the issue of abortion. With his publicly Catholic faith to his committed pro-life views, Jim and his wife Kerri have adopted two children from China, both of whom had special needs.Earlier this year, Caviezel had a message about God’s mercy and grace — especially for women who have had abortions. Now he has a message for Americans in general: calling abortion America’s “great sin.”The Christian Post has more: “Many people...
  • Planned Parenthood: Sexual violence is OK if it’s consensual

    08/13/2014 4:48:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    LIVE ACTION ^ | Becky Yeh
    Torture. Physical violence. Abusive sex. Live Action’s latest undercover investigation unravels Planned Parenthood’s startling sexology. Live Action’s new investigative video reveals how far the abortion-giant will go to promote questionable practices to teens, and how the organization’s rationale essentially condones any sexual activity among partners. Teenagers are not only encouraged to experiment with a slew of sexual practices, they are coached by Planned Parenthood staffers how to view pornography, obtain adult sex toys, and even defecate on each other for sexual pleasure. The organization’s sexual ideology caters dangerous and violent Fifty Shades of Grey-type BDSM relationships to youths as acceptable,...
  • Topless dancers protest outside Ohio church for its opposition to strip clubs

    08/13/2014 1:30:25 PM PDT · by Morgana · 51 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Ben Johnson
    A half-dozen strippers paraded topless outside a rural Ohio church as its parishioners entered and exited this Sunday as a counterprotest to the church's efforts to close their business. A total of 30 dancers, friends, fellow employees, and strip industry executives gathered outside New Beginnings Ministries in Warsaw, Ohio, on Sunday, the second week the sex workers protested the evangelical church's strong moral stance. The church, which has about 125 members in a city of 700, has protested the Foxhole North, located just nine miles down the road from its sanctuary, for years. Thomas George who owns that location and...
  • Why marijuana's moment has arrived

    08/13/2014 11:13:55 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 265 replies
    CNN ^ | August 11, 2014 | Julian Zelizer
    A few decades ago, marijuana was a topic that relatively few people, mostly counterculture musicians and comedians, spoke about in public. The comedy team of Cheech and Chong made films such as "Up in Smoke" that extolled the pleasures of smoking pot at a time the subject was still taboo."When trouble times begin to bother me," they sang, "I take a toke and all my cares go up in smoke." On the fringes of American society, it was usually possible to find activists who wanted to legalize it, as the reggae artist Peter Tosh famously sang. Efforts to legalize the...
  • Sign Language Interpreter at P. P. Shares Heartbreaking Story of Having to Interpret Abortion

    08/13/2014 9:30:16 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/13/14 | Hope
    I was eighteen when I took a job as a sign language interpreter at Planned Parenthood. I was raised Roman Catholic, but I was Catholic in the same way that Olive Garden is an authentic Italian restaurant: just because you throw some fancy words on the menu doesn’t make it genuine.For me, abortion was not a choice that I would make personally, but the way I saw it, who was I to judge another woman for having one? I didn’t know her life. I didn’t know her circumstances, and I had prided myself my whole life on not judging people...
  • Christians Who Support Same-Sex Marriage More Likely to Support Other Types of Sexual Immorality

    08/13/2014 8:09:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/13/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    New survey research shows that Christians who support same-sex marriage are more likely to hold permissive views on other sexual morality issues, such as divorce and pornography, similar to the general population and far different from Christians who support traditional marriage.The "Relationships in America" survey, conducted by University of Texas sociologist Mark Regnerus, interviewed 15,738 Americans between the ages of 18 and 60. From that sample, Regnerus compared the average views on a range of sexual morality issues of churchgoing Christians who oppose same-sex marriage (2,659 in the sample) and churchgoing Christians who support same-sex marriage (990 in the sample)....
  • Female, African-American Democrat calls abortion genocide of African-Americans

    08/13/2014 8:17:22 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    Live Action ^ | Nancy Flanders
    In a discussion regarding a bill in Louisiana’s health and welfare committee, Representative Katrina Jackson expressed her distaste for the large number of African-American abortions. House Bill No. 388 would require abortionists to provide more information to pregnant women seeking abortion, as well as new regulations for abortion practices. One group arguing against the bill said that it would help minority women, especially African-American women who “don’t have necessarily the same access to contraceptive use that higher income women do.” Jackson strongly disagreed, saying: I’ve heard it thrown around by the young ladies at the table today, that this [HB...
  • New Russian bill would allow forced abortions up to birth

    08/13/2014 7:43:55 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Live Action ^ | Dmitry Baranov
    Editor’s note: This is a letter to the editor from Russian pro-life group Warriors for Life. In May of this year, Russian Parliament (State Duma) registered a bill N527279-6 “On Amendments and Additions to Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation in order to protect the interests of a minor or a person duly recognized as incompetent.” Behind this name hides an official law on the introduction of forced abortions for disabled throughout gestation. The bill was initiated by deputies of the ruling party “United Russia”, which proposes to allow parents, guardians and directors of boarding schools to request through...
  • False! No, 1 in 3 Women Will NOT Have an Abortion in Her Lifetime

    08/13/2014 7:30:55 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/13/14 | Kelsey Hazzard
    A reader emailed me asking if we could do a piece on the oft-touted statistic that “1 in 3 women will have an abortion in her lifetime” (or “by age 45″). Happy to oblige. By the way, suggestions for blog topics are always welcome.The pro-choice movement loves to use the 1-in-3 statistic, arguing that it “humanize[s] the issue.” (The irony of that statement does not escape me.) Of course, from a pro-life perspective, it matters little how many people have had an abortion; we know from history that large masses of people are capable of being very, tragically wrong.The apparent...
  • Planned Parenthood Tells Teen to Let Her Boyfriend Beat Her With a Horse Whip

    08/13/2014 6:12:58 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/13/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Yet another Planned Parenthood abortion business has been caught telling a teenage girl to subject herself to violent sex at the hand of her partner. This time, a Planned Parenthood clinic in Minneapolis told an undercover investigator posing as a young teen to allow her partner to abuse her with “rope burns” and “markings” from “clamps.”In Minnesota, the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic counselor tells the Live Action investigator, posing as a 15-year-old girl, that “anything within the sexual world is normal as long as it’s consensual.” That includes going to sex shops, two of which the counselor recommends specifically.“I wouldn’t...
  • Obama, Biden promote homosexual agenda at African summit

    08/12/2014 6:55:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies
    LIFE SITE ^ | Kirsten Andersen
    Neither the Ebola outbreak nor the ongoing Boko Haram crisis in Nigeria prevented U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden from raising the issue of homosexuality during last week’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington. The American leaders, along with other current and former Obama administration officials, capitalized on economic concerns to encourage African leaders to expand legal protections and privileges for homosexuals and call for cultural acceptance of homosexuality. Asked repeatedly by African leaders what the continent’s largely war-torn, impoverished nations can do to promote economic growth and development, Obama and Biden both said African countries need to...
  • An Atheist Group Got The Navy To Remove Donated Bibles From All Lodges, Hotels

    08/12/2014 3:48:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/12/2014 | Tristyn Bloom
    Military chaplains are calling for donated Bibles to be allowed in Navy lodges after an atheist group successfully lobbied to have them removed.The atheist nonprofit Freedom from Religion Foundation sent a letter to the Navy complaining about the Bibles back in March. The Bibles had been donated by various Christian charities, including the famous Gideons International, who have distributed nearly 2 million Bibles to hotels, motels, hospitals, schools and prisons since its founding in 1908. This shocking discovery was brought to their attention by two FFRF member servicemen who noted that “nearly every Navy lodging room” they’d stayed in over the...
  • Why Would Christian Parents Ever Take Their Teen Daughter to Planned Parenthood?

    08/12/2014 11:20:42 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 36 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/12/14 | Julaine Appling
    “Sally" (not her real name) was a church-going Christian. She was also unmarried but had reason to think she was pregnant. While she was over 18, she rightly turned to her parents for help and advice. Her parents, also Christians and solid church members, wanting to help her, took her not to one of Wisconsin’s life-saving, women-helping Pregnancy Resource Centers but to a local Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin.That decision baffled me. I asked some folks why they had done that. The response was telling. “Well,” they said, “it’s the only place they knew that gave free pregnancy testing.” My heart...
  • What the heck does porn have to do with abortion? (Hint: Everything)

    08/12/2014 10:36:42 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    Life News ^ | Jonathon van Maren
    Every time I, a full-time pro-life activist, write about pornography, there seems to be a few dozen people waiting to eagerly ask me the question: What does pornography have to do with abortion? One reason for that question, of course, is that people are much less comfortable discussing an issue that they have almost inevitably been affected by, whether they’ve struggled with porn themselves or they know someone who has. With some of the latest polling data indicating that 64-68% of young adult men and about 18% of women use pornography at least once every single week, and an additional...
  • Activist: Abortion Is a 'Great Decision,' 'Should Be As Common as Possible'

    08/12/2014 10:21:03 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 39 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/11/14 | Penny Starr
    Left-wing activist Sunsara Taylor said in an Aug. 6 video interview that women make a "great decision" when they get an abortion and that the procedure is a "perfectly responsible choice" that should be available to all women on demand."Abortion is not murder," Taylor said on the YouTube station Acronym TV. "It's a perfectly responsible choice for a women to make if you are pregnant and don't want to have a child."It's a great decision," Taylor said. "It shouldn't be rare. It should be as common as possible." Video The interview was conducted by another left-wing activist Dennis Trainor as...
  • Couple who abandoned surrogate baby with Down’s: we wanted refund, abortion

    08/12/2014 6:38:36 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 21 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/11/14 | John Jalsevac
    'I don't think any parent wants a son with a disability,' David Farnell told 60 Minutes, with his wife Wendy sitting at his side. The Australian couple accused of abandoning their surrogate son in Thailand after he was born with Down syndrome have admitted that they would have preferred that the baby would have been aborted. "If it would have been safe for the embryo to have been terminated, we probably would have terminated it," David Farnell told 60 Minutes in an extensive interview this weekend. "I don't think any parent wants a son with a disability," he added, his...
  • Abortion Activist Compares Pregnancy to Rape to Justify Abortion

    08/12/2014 6:14:44 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 19 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/11/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Pro-life activist Sarah Terzo runs a web site that exposes some of the craziest and most bizarre quotes from abortion practitioners and abortion advocates. She recently posted one quote that is eyebrow-raising. Prochoicer Eileen McDonagh: “Some might suggest that the solution to coercive pregnancy is simply for the woman to wait until the fetus is born, at which point its coercive imposition of pregnancy will cease. This type of reasoning is akin to suggesting that a woman being raped should wait until the rape is over rather than stopping the rapist…. the fetus is not innocent but instead aggressively intrudes...
  • Tracking Christian Sexual Morality in a Same-Sex Marriage Future

    08/11/2014 11:35:37 AM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 11 replies
    The Witherspoon Institute ^ | August 11, 2014 | Mark Regnerus
    Churchgoing Christians who support same-sex marriage are more likely to think pornography, cohabitation, hook-ups, adultery, polyamory, and abortion are acceptable. And it’s reasonable to expect continued change in more permissive directions. As mainline Protestant denominations increasingly accept the ordination of gay clergy and publicly affirm same-sex unions, the sociologist in me wishes to understand what this development means for people in those denominations. I’m not talking about subtle linguistic shifts. While the difference between speaking of marriage as a “civil contract between a woman and a man” and as “a unique commitment between two people” is obvious to those who...
  • Dear men: PORN IS AN AFFAIR. Just ask my ex-wife.

    08/11/2014 3:25:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 124 replies
    LIFE SITE ^ | Donny Pauling
    My previous columns drew attention to some of the ways pornography affects the actresses within it. Today I’d like to draw awareness to another fact that we don’t seem to comprehend: Pornography IS an AFFAIR. Any time we bond sexually with another person besides the one to whom we’ve committed ourselves, an affair occurs. It doesn’t matter if that bond is in person or via a computer screen, a dating or married person who uses pornography is literally cheating or committing adultery. Rather than go on about this at great length, I’d like to share two emails that I received....
  • Altruistic Infanticide

    08/11/2014 11:55:26 AM PDT · by Edmunds mom · 30 replies
    PhilanthropyDaily.com ^ | 8/11/2014 | Scott Walter
    “Earnestness is stupidity sent to college,” quoth the wise and well-traveled wit P.J. O’Rourke. The line would seem to fit many adherents of the Effective Altruism movement, a trendy subset of the philanthropy world.... The movement’s intellectual guru, Peter Singer [is] best known for his support of infanticide, bestiality (and other forms of “animal liberation”), and necrophilia (as long as it’s consensual).... [There is a] near-perfect parallel between (1) a passage in Singer’s Practical Ethics that justifies killing a disabled infant in hopes of someday having another child “with better prospects of a happy life,” and (2) a historical account...
  • The Soul of the Pro-Life Movement: Saving Every Baby Possible From Abortion

    08/11/2014 11:39:37 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 8 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/11/14 | Father Frank Pavone
    More pro-life legislation has been enacted on the state level in recent years than at any time since Roe vs. Wade, and even at the federal level, legislation has been introduced that would put the abortion limit in the United States at 20 weeks rather than at birth.Yet there are those who will insist that banning only some abortions is not the right approach, given that every abortion is equally wrong from a moral standpoint, and that no law can ever justify a single abortion. Some in the movement, in fact, hold that the only public policy initiatives we should...
  • Media: Dying of Thirst is Excruciating Agony, Except if It’s Someone Like Terri Schiavo

    08/11/2014 10:34:25 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 24 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/11/14 | Wesley J. Smith
    Health writer Larry Bernstein of the Washington Post has written an excruciating column about how awful and painful it is to die by thirst. The article laments–as any civilized person would–the potential mass deaths by dehydration of the Yazidi at the hand of the butchers of ISIS in Iraq.Dying of dehydration is an awful death. From the piece: I’m not about to start ranking the horrors visited on the human body this summer, from Ebola in West Africa to bombs and bullets in Gaza and Israel. But thousands of particularly excruciating deaths may soon be added to the list by...
  • The misguided ‘mercy’ of euthanasia

    08/11/2014 7:38:55 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 18 replies
    The Catholic Register ^ | 8/10/14 | Father Thomas Rosica
    The mainstream media has caused great confusion about the topic of euthanasia and has been extremely deceptive in its portrayal of human suffering and compassion. Most people who believe euthanasia and assisted suicide should be legal are not thinking the issue through. They are weighing personal autonomy and choice, or imagining what it would be like to be incapacitated and forced into a life they consider undignified or worthless, or perhaps seeing severely disabled people as having no quality of life.Dignity and quality of life don’t come from what we can or cannot do. They are not matters of efficiency,...
  • Is there a nine-month pro-choice conspiracy?

    08/11/2014 5:47:24 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 29 replies
    Live Action News ^ | 8/10/14 | Chris Rostenberg
    When I first heard, in the 1990’s, that abortion was legal through all nine months of pregnancy, I couldn’t believe it. If that were true, why would it not be common knowledge? Why would there be debate over where life began? I had just abandoned the pro-choice movement and was researching the pro-life position and was finding most of what they said quite persuasive. But how could abortion be legal until birth? Many other people who I have spoken to also could not believe the law could be so extreme. I snuck into a local law library and read Roe...
  • On the Loneliness of the Sexual Revolution as noted in a wonderful new book

    08/11/2014 2:01:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 8/10/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I’ve pondered with you before on this blog (HERE) of the disappearance of something we used to call “dating”  wherein a young man would summon the courage to ask a young lady out to dinner, perhaps to the movies. He would do something called getting “dressed up,” and go to the young woman’s house,  often meet her parents, take her out for the evening, and return her home at a respectable hour. Dating was something that one did beginning in late high school or in college. Youth too young to date were often encouraged by adults to meet one another, and so the adults often...
  • Think on these things before you go to that porn site: An Appeal to Count the Personal Cost of Porn

    08/08/2014 2:57:44 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 8/7/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    We live in reductionist times, which is another way of saying that we live in times that have often cast aside the deeper, sacramental, and mysterious meaning of things and people.Many human beings reduce themselves and others to merely biological realities. Gone is the soul and the mysterious spark we call life. Gone is the metaphysical, there is only the physical. Even our longings, our thirst and hunger for justice, our attraction to what is good, true and beautiful, even these soulful expressions and their reaching what is not material and “understood” by many today merely as emanations of the...
  • Libertarian folly: why everybody is a social-issues voter

    08/10/2014 2:37:57 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 31 replies
    Renew America ^ | 8-9-14 | Selwyn Duke
    There is this notion, one we hear more and more, that the Republican Party has to shed the social issues to seize the future. "Social issues are not the business of government!" says thoroughly modern millennial. It's a seductive cry, one repeated this past Tuesday in an article about how some young libertarians dubbed the "Liberty Kids" are taking over the moribund Los Angeles GOP. Oh, wouldn't the political landscape be simple if we could just boil things down to fiscal responsibility? But life is seldom simple. If you would claim to be purely fiscal, or assert that "social issues"...
  • Waukesha (WI) girl dies hours after getting HPV vaccine

    08/09/2014 6:34:57 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 129 replies
    WISN.COM ^ | 08 AUGUST 2014 | WISN.COM
    WAUKESHA, Wis. —As parents get their children ready to go back to school, getting them vaccinated is probably on the list. A popular shot for young girls is the HPV vaccine, but a Waukesha mother said her daughter died hours after getting the shot.
  • Doctor: Elderly People Should be Left to Die, Their Quality of Life is Too Low

    08/08/2014 6:35:01 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 82 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/7/14 | Sarah Zagorski
    Dr. James Beattie, a cardiologist who works at the East of England NHS Foundation Trust in Birmingham, believes hospitals should let more elderly patients die and “quality of life” should be given more consideration.According to an article in the Daily Mail, Beattie said that society no longer accepts mortality and is much less familiar with death. ‘If a person is in hospital, particularly an elderly person with multiple co-morbidities, if they have a cardiac arrest it’s a sign they are in decline,’ he told Radio 4.‘It’s their act of dying and they should not be resuscitated, they should be allowed...
  • I left Planned Parenthood after seeing ‘perfectly formed’ quadruplets aborted: Fmr abortion worker

    08/08/2014 6:24:34 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 22 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/7/14 | Ben Johnson
    Dustin Siggins contributed to this piece. An abortion industry worker left her job at a Planned Parenthood facility – and eventually brought four of her colleagues out of the abortion industry with her – shortly after she witnessed a woman abort her quadruplets. Most of them were delivered stillborn as she sat on the toilet or stumbled through the hallway, writhing in pain. Two of the “perfectly formed” boys had their arms "wrapped around each other," according to an e-mail she sent pro-life advocate Abby Johnson. Johnson, who heads And Then There Were None (ATTWN), an outreach to abortion industry...
  • Libertarian Folly: Why Everybody is a Social-issues Voter

    08/07/2014 7:54:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 242 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/07/2014 | Selwyn Duke
    There is this notion, one we hear more and more, that the Republican Party has to shed the social issues to seize the future. “Social issues are not the business of government!” says thoroughly modern millennial. It’s a seductive cry, one repeated this past Tuesday in an article about how some young libertarians dubbed the “Liberty Kids” are taking over the moribund Los Angeles GOP. Oh, wouldn’t the political landscape be simple if we could just boil things down to fiscal responsibility? But life is seldom simple.If you would claim to be purely fiscal, or assert that “social issues” should...