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  • Should Parents Be Allowed To Spank Their Children? (POLL)

    11/28/2007 2:39:27 PM PST · by A_Tradition_Continues · 17 replies · 769+ views
    ESBT Television South Bend Indiana ^ | 11/28/2007 | WSBT TV South Bend
    Should Parents Be Allowed To Spank Their Children? (POLL)
  • A New Front in the Abortion Wars

    10/25/2007 6:02:20 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 11 replies · 88+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 25 October 2007 | Robert D. Novak
    National antiabortion leaders put the finishing touches yesterday on a letter to be sent to all members of Congress, urging suspension of more than $300 million in federal funding of Planned Parenthood until a massive criminal case brought in Kansas against the abortion rights organization is settled. That launches an attack against the nation's largest purveyor of "reproductive health care" -- including abortions. On Oct. 17, Johnson County District Judge James F. Vano in suburban Kansas City spent eight hours reviewing a 107-count grand jury indictment against Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri. He decided there was "probable cause" to...
  • Kansas Planned Parenthood Clinic Charged

    10/17/2007 3:12:07 PM PDT · by ECM · 5 replies · 137+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | Oct 17 05:08 PM US/Eastern | ANDALE GROSS
    A Planned Parenthood clinic was charged Wednesday with providing unlawful abortions and other crimes by a county prosecutor who had engaged in a high-profile battle with the clinic when he was Kansas attorney general. Johnson County District Attorney Phill Kline charged the Overland Park, Kan., clinic with 107 counts, 23 of them felonies. Besides 29 misdemeanor counts of providing unlawful late-term abortions, the clinic is charged with multiple counts of making a false writing, failure to maintain records and failure to determine viability. Case documents have been sealed, according to a court order. The first hearing is set for Nov....
  • WDUQ pulls Planned Parenthood spots

    10/15/2007 11:56:50 AM PDT · by steel_resolve · 16 replies · 144+ views
    Post Gazette ^ | 10/13/2007 | By L.A. Johnson
    Duquesne University has ordered WDUQ-FM to stop airing underwriter support messages from the reproductive rights and health-care education group Planned Parenthood. The National Public Radio affiliate and jazz station, which is based on the Duquesne University campus and operates under the university's 501(c)3 tax-exempt status, pulled the underwriting acknowledgement messages Thursday. "Planned Parenthood is not aligned with the university's Catholic mission and identity and legally, stations are not required to accept underwriting support," said Bridget Fare, Duquesne University spokeswoman
  • For Men -- Parenthood 101

    12/08/2006 10:59:29 AM PST · by kipita · 2 replies · 277+ views
    8 December 2006 | Self
    As a poor boy who became educated and semi-successful due to conservative values, I’m wondering what should I do to raise a 5 year old daughter and a 2 week old son. Human observation would tell me to open up a savings account for them, work hard and try to balance earning income while being a good husband and father figure. “Poor” values lead me to think that sex will never be the same and I should balance “Human Observation” with “Poor Values”. “Modern” values seem to be “Poor Values”. “Conservative” values seem to require that I have a responsibility...
  • The Parent Hood: How technology and social progress are turning procreation into self-actualization

    12/05/2006 6:50:14 PM PST · by Coleus · 14 replies · 820+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 12.04.06 | Claudia Anderson
    NEWSWEEK some weeks back had an arresting picture on its cover. The famous photographer Annie Leibovitz--tall, blonde, and 57, dressed in black trousers and a black V-neck top--stands with her three young daughters: a radiant, curly haired 5-year-old and adorable blonde toddler twins. Leibovitz is holding one of the chubby twins on her hip. All four are gently smiling.  Inside the magazine, in the middle of the cover story, there appear, without further explanation, these two sentences about Leibovitz's family: "She gave birth as a single mother to her daughter Sarah just after 9/11. Then, a few months after...
  • Childless: Some by Chance, Some by Choice

    11/28/2006 10:11:14 AM PST · by steve-b · 186 replies · 3,832+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 11/28/06 | Nancy Rome
    No, no, sorry. I don't have any . . ." Why does this always seem to be the first thing I'm asked? It takes my breath away, yet why do I feel the need to apologize for my reply? Looking vague and embarrassed, my questioner glances over my shoulder for someone else to talk to: someone with whom he or she has more in common, someone with children.... Just as some women talk of a visceral urge that propels them to have children, others speak of an equally visceral urge that propels them not to. Laurie, a transplanted southerner who...
  • US Largest Poinsettia Farmers among Planned Parenthood's Biggest Donors

    01/16/2006 1:17:21 PM PST · by wagglebee · 142 replies · 5,953+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/16/06 | Hilary White
    ENCINITAS, January 16, 2005 ( – Many pro-life organizations use Christmas season sales of poinsettias to raise funds, but according to a US-based researcher, so do Planned Parenthood and other abortionists in the US. James Hartline, a Christian activist in California wrote to warning that the poinsettias decorating the churches and homes of Christians in the US could easily originate from a family-owned business that has been supporting abortion for decades. The Ecke Ranch in Encinitas, California, supplies 70% of all of the poinsettias sold in the United States and the Ecke family is among the most generous supporters...
  • "Demo parents form play group"

    10/18/2006 2:14:06 PM PDT · by thubb · 29 replies · 718+ views
    The Arizona Daily Star ^ | 10.18.2006 | By Patty Machelor
    Demo(n) parents form play group Outlet available for like-minded to talk politics Parents who want to add some political zip to outings with their children might consider the new Tucson Democratic Playgroup. Golda Velez came up with the idea to provide like-minded parents with an outlet for political discussions. Velez, a home-based computer programmer with two children, also hopes the new group can become politically active. "We'll let the kids play while we can talk about politics and be effective," said Velez, who was the Southern Arizona volunteer coordinator for 2004 presidential candidate John Kerry. "Parents always chat. Now we...
  • VANITY- Parenthood Later in Life

    07/31/2006 11:28:23 AM PDT · by Muzzle_em · 79 replies · 2,088+ views
    7-31-06 | myself
    I've always done everything on my own time-table, including waiting until after age 30 to get married. My husband and I remained childless and planned to never be parents, but now in my early 40's I'm feeling differently. I also am blessed in that I would be able to stay at home with the baby. For every story I've heard about age-related fertility issues, I've also heard of yet another couple who thought they couldn't get pregnant, didn't worry about birth control, and got a nice little surprise. I would like to hear from Freepers who have become parents either...
  • Sorry, but my children bore me to death! (Feminism's highest honor, Grand Narcissism)

    07/26/2006 7:17:10 AM PDT · by carlo3b · 349 replies · 5,057+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 26th July 2006 | HELEN KIRWAN-TAYLOLR
    Sorry, but my children bore me to death!by HELEN KIRWAN-TAYLOLR, Daily Mail 08:00am 26th July 2006It's the start of the summer holidays, when millions of mothers despair at how to entertain their children for the next six weeks. What none of them dare say is that they would rather their children were still at school or, frankly, anywhere else. Helen Kirwan-Taylor, a 42-year-old writer, lives in Notting Hill, West London, with her businessman husband Charles and their sons Constantin, 12, and Ivan, ten. Here, she argues provocatively that modern women must not be enslaved by their children. The lies started...
  • Families Without Children - Report Reveals Changes in Attitudes Towards Kids

    07/22/2006 6:03:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 393 replies · 6,199+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | July 22, 2006
    PISCATAWAY, New Jersey, JULY 22, 2006 ( Life without children is a growing social reality for an increasing number of American adults. This is the conclusion of the 2006 edition of "The State of Our Unions" report on marriage, released last week by the National Marriage Project. The project is based at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Up until recently, for most people, the greater part of adult life was spent with young children forming part of the household. A combination of marrying later, less children and longer life expectancy means, however, that a significantly greater part of...
  • In the name of the father

    07/15/2006 7:09:34 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 4 replies · 558+ views
    Scotland on Sunday ^ | Sun 16 Jul 2006 | DANI GARAVELLI
    In the name of the father DANI GARAVELLI Sun 16 Jul 2006 ONCE upon a time, I believed it didn't matter a whit whether a baby was born into a family with one parent or two. Or with two mothers or two fathers rather than a mother and a father. Why should it? What was important was not the number or gender of the parents, but whether or not they were loving and attentive. That was, of course, before I had any of my own. Now I realise that bringing up children is a challenge even for two well-meaning...
  • Gangs of New York, Their twins due home from intensive care any minute, an anxious couple considers

    06/25/2006 1:02:39 PM PDT · by Coleus · 35 replies · 1,126+ views
    NY Metro ^ | 06.12.06 | Sarah Bernard & Hugo Lindgren
    Two fuzzy heartbeats—our doctor pointed to the black-and-white monitor of the ultrasound machine, and we both squinted and pretended to see what he was talking about. A lima bean, we thought, with a smaller lima bean next to it? Sensing that we weren’t getting it, he punched a few keys and suddenly the small exam room at Cornell’s Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility filled with a rapid-fire thump-thump-thump-thump: our embryos on speakerphone. So wait, it had worked? Twice? When we still didn’t say anything, our other doctor piped up: “This is good news, you guys.” How did we feel?...
  • Abortion Survivor Appears At Planned Parenthood Celebration In Colorado House of Representatives

    06/14/2006 12:23:27 AM PDT · by · 80 replies · 5,921+ views
    Email | 6/12/6 | Ted Harvey (R), Minority Leader Colorado House of Reps
    As I was leaving the House chambers for the weekend our Democrat Speaker of the House announced that the coming Monday would be the final day of this year’s General Assembly. He went on to state that there were still numerous resolutions on the calendar which we would need to be addressed prior to the summer adjournment. Interestingly, he specifically mentioned that one of the resolutions we would be hearing was being carried by the House Majority Leader Alice Madden (D), honoring the 90th anniversary of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains. As a strong pro-life legislator I was disgusted...
  • 64% of Men Have Done THIS by Age 29

    06/06/2006 5:45:01 PM PDT · by twippo · 75 replies · 2,143+ views
    Netscape Men ^ | June 6, 2006 | N/A
    A federal survey of men about sex, marriage, children and fatherhood has revealed one surprising statistic: Fully 64 percent of men had their first child between ages 20 and 29. So much for delayed daddyhood. To arrive at this surprising conclusion, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention surveyed almost 5,000 men ages 15 to 44 and 7,600 women about their feelings and relationships for what USA Today calls "the first comprehensive governmental glimpse into the male psyche." When men talk...this is what we find out: *Among black fathers, 25 percent fathered their first child as a teenager, compared with...
  • Unwed Fathers Fight for Babies Placed for Adoption by Mothers

    03/19/2006 10:41:42 PM PST · by Giant Conservative · 189 replies · 3,486+ views
    The New York Times ^ | March 19, 2006 | Tamar Lewin
    Jeremiah Clayton Jones discovered that his former fiancée was pregnant just three weeks before the baby was due, when an adoption-agency lawyer called and asked if he would consent to have his baby adopted. "I said absolutely not," said Mr. Jones, a 23-year-old Arizona man who met his ex-fiancée at Pensacola Christian College in Florida. "It was an awkward moment, hearing for the first time that I would be a father, and then right away being told, 'We want to take your kid away.' But I knew that if I was having a baby, I wanted that baby." Mr. Jones...
  • Babies Are No Longer Considered A Blessing

    03/09/2006 5:16:12 PM PST · by SJackson · 128 replies · 2,714+ views
    Jewish Press ^ | March 8, 2006 | Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
    A funny thing happened to me the other day when my wife and I had, thank God, another baby (a boy). Many of my friends didn’t seem all that happy for me. Sure, they went through the motions of smiles and congratulations. But it was evident that many thought me insane. Why would a young man and his wife ruin their lives with eight children? Who could afford the day-school bills? Didn’t we want to live life a little, and not just be burdened with kids? It got downright surreal when a European film company pressed me, while my wife...
  • Behind the baby gap lies a culture of contempt for parenthood (From the "Guardian", on top of it)

    03/09/2006 12:51:28 PM PST · by Rutles4Ever · 81 replies · 2,003+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | 3/7/2006 | Madeline Bunting
    A seven-month pregnant woman - her belly vast - was at a supper with a friend. He, being of the family type, told her she was very lucky to be expecting a baby. He was the first person who had said such a thing, she told him. [snip] How is it that in cultures all over the world pregnancies prompt congratulations rather than anxious questions about childcare? How is it that in a culture equipped, materially and medically, to ease child-rearing, we are so reluctant to enjoy new life? [snip] The answer, I would argue, is that a bias against...
  • Information Alert: End of Week Update (Virginia General Assembly)

    02/14/2006 7:42:23 AM PST · by Perseverando · 1 replies · 372+ views
    The Family Foundation ^ | Friday, February 10, 2006 | Victoria Cobb, Executive Director
    Another hectic week in the General Assembly is completed, and several important pro-family pieces of legislation are moving through the process. These bills will now move onto the Senate side as crossover approaches next week. At some point during the Senate debate we will need concerned citizens to contact their Senators to express support for the following bills. Stay tuned for further details. Student Survey Bill Delegate Tim Hugo's (R-40, Centreville) HB 1242 passed the House of Delegates this week by a vote of 93-4. This is legislation that will forbid school boards from surveying school children under 9th grade...