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  • Emergency Contraception at Catholic Institutions: Bishops Can No Longer Claim Ignorance

    02/24/2015 8:46:22 AM PST · by Brian Kopp DPM · 7 replies
    1Peter5 ^ | February 24, 2015 | Dr. Brian Kopp
    Emergency Contraception at Catholic Institutions: Bishops Can No Longer Claim Ignorance by Dr. Brian KoppFebruary 24, 2015Photo courtesy of Mike Mozart. The February 2015 Linacre Quarterly (the official journal of the Catholic Medical Association) features a groundbreaking study by Chris Kahlenborn, MD of The Polycarp Research Institute titled Mechanism of action of levonorgestrel emergency contraception. The study, contrasting the theoretical basis on which emergency contraception (otherwise known as “Plan B”) is claimed to function with the facts and statistics of the most recent research outlining the mechanism by which they cause early abortions, is sure to cause heartburn among...
  • HHS Will Require Caretakers of Unaccompanied Children to Provide Abortion-Inducing Drugs

    02/24/2015 11:41:10 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | February 20, 2015 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) is advancing federal regulations that require federally funded organizations caring for illegal alien minors who are in the United States without their parents (Unaccompanied Children or UC) and who may have been sexually abused access to “emergency contraception” services. “Emergency contraception” includes abortion-inducing drugs. These care providers currently include Catholic and other faith-based organizations that oppose abortion, according to the Center for Family and Human Rights or C-FAM, a Catholic advocacy group. The Interim Final Rule was published in the Federal Register on Dec. 24,...
  • Study: Plan B more likely to cause abortion than prevent pregnancy

    02/19/2015 10:55:12 AM PST · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/18/15 | Kirsten Andersen
    February 18, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- Pro-life advocates are urging Catholic hospitals to reconsider their use of the Plan B “morning-after pill” in light of a new meta-review of past studies claiming that despite its being marketed as “emergency contraception,” it is statistically more likely to cause early abortion than prevent pregnancy.According to the drug’s manufacturers, Plan B’s primary method of action is to suppress ovulation, thereby making conception impossible.Some Catholic hospitals authorize the use of the pills by rape victims if it can be proven that the woman has not yet ovulated.But according to Dr. Christopher Kahlenborn, who co-authored the...
  • Greek defense minister says Greece has Plan B if EU rigid on deal

    02/10/2015 7:19:10 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 02/10/2015 | Reuters/Alkis Konstantinidis
    Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos said that if Greece failed to get a new debt agreement with the euro zone, it could always look elsewhere for help. "What we want is a deal. But if there is no deal - hopefully (there will be) - and if we see that Germany remains rigid and wants to blow apart Europe, then we have the obligation to go to Plan B. Plan B is to get funding from another source," he told Greek television show that ran in to early Tuesday. "It could the United States at best, it could be Russia,...
  • DC Government Delays Vote on Bill Mandating Abortion Coverage

    12/03/2014 8:18:57 PM PST · by Morgana
    Christian Post ^ | December 3, 2014| | Michael Gryboski
    A Plan B One-Step emergency contraceptive box is seen in New York, April 5, 2013. A federal judge on Friday ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to make "morning-after" emergency contraception pills available without a prescription to all girls of reproductive age. The District of Columbia has delayed a vote on a bill mandating all businesses cover abortion in their insurance programs regardless of the business owner's moral objections. In a decision made on Tuesday afternoon, the Council of the District of Columbia pulled the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act of 2014 off the agenda. Months after the D.C.-based...
  • ADF: Govt shouldn’t force Christian pharmacists to dispense abortion-inducing drugs

    12/01/2014 1:24:06 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    ADFMEDIA.ORG ^ | November 19, 2014 | Kristen Waggoner
    PORTLAND, Ore. – Kristen K. Waggoner, lead counsel representing a pharmacy owner and two pharmacists opposed to Washington state regulations that would force them to dispense drugs that can terminate human life after conception, will be available for media interviews Thursday following oral arguments at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. “No one should be forced to choose between their religious convictions and their family-owned businesses and livelihoods. This choice is neither necessary nor constitutional,” said Waggoner, senior vice president of legal services for Alliance Defending Freedom and counsel with Seattle-based Ellis, Li & McKinstry PLLC. “The...
  • Nearly half of women in relationships have 'Plan B' man they can run away with

    10/01/2014 12:55:39 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 37 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 25SEP2014 | Agency staff
    A study found many keep another man waiting patiently in the wings should they end up single - and married women are even more likely to. Half of all women have a ‘Plan B’ - in the shape of a man whose arms they can run into if their current relationship turns sour.
  • When is Contraception Abortifacient? Speak Precisely.

    07/22/2014 8:07:10 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 7 replies
    Life Training Institute Blog ^ | January 22, 2014 | Rich Poupard
    When is Contraception Abortifacient? Speak Precisely. Life Training Institute Blog lti-blog.blogspot.com/2014/01/be-careful-out-there-when-discussion.htmlBe Careful Out There (When Discussing Emergency Contraception) by Serge (Rich Poupard) | January 22, 2014From “6 Resources on Whether or Not Birth Control Pills Cause Abortions“ It is very important when discussing important and controversial issues to do everything in our power to find the truth and not overstate the evidence that we have supporting our conclusions.This can be challenging when dealing with an issue such as emergency contraception, where the data and evidence is frequently either missing, confusing, or difficult to understand.To this point, I believe that the...
  • Dems’ Plan B disintegrates: Bill to reverse Hobby Lobby ruling can’t clear filibuster

    07/16/2014 12:57:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 16, 2014 | Tom Howell Jr.
    Senate Democrats’ effort to reverse the Supreme Court’s “Hobby Lobby” ruling on birth control could not overcome a Republican filibuster Wednesday, exposing the partisan divide over how to balance women’s health rights with religious liberty ahead of November’s congressional contests. The chamber’s 56-43 vote was not enough to green-light the “Not My Boss’ Business Act” for final consideration, even though Republicans Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Mark Kirk of Illinois and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska broke party ranks and voted to put the bill on the floor. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, changed his vote to “no” at...
  • Women Crying Over Supreme Court Decisions on Funding Abortifacients

    07/07/2014 12:02:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 7, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    Poverty, violence and other issues aside, women everywhere are focused on being depressed after hearing the “anti-woman” ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.and Wheaton College v. Sylvia Burwell last week. Hobby Lobby and Wheaton College became embroiled in litigation due to Obamacare’s requirement that for-profit employers provide abortifacients to employees, despite their owners’ Christian beliefs. As we all know, there is no issue or right more important to women everywhere than to force all employers to subsidize their use of abortifacients. It doesn’t matter that women can easily buy the abortifacient Plan B...
  • Low-dose birth control requires Rx while abortion-causing drug Plan B available on Amazon

    05/26/2014 8:15:00 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    live action news ^ | Lauren Enriquez
    Amazon has recently made the morning-after pill Plan B, a so-called emergency contraceptive, available online. For about $20, anyone can have an abortion-inducing drug with high doses of contraceptive hormones shipped right to their door step. (And when we say “anyone,” that includes statutory rapists who want to use the drug on young victims without their consent.) On the other hand, to obtain low-dose hormonal birth control pills, you’ll have to schedule a doctor’s appointment, be examined, and obtain a prescription. According to Students for Life of America, an organization working to expose the dangers and victimizing potential of Plan...
  • Children’s Hospital Colorado Giving Plan B Drug to 12-Year-Olds Without Parental Consent

    05/18/2014 5:53:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    When the Obama administration pushed for over the counter sales of the Plan B drug, which may cause an abortion in some circumstances, pro-life advocates feared this kind of thing would happen. A local news station in Colorado has discovered that a children’s hospital with giving the Plan B drug to 12-year-old girls and all without parental consent. As Fox 21 reports: motherdaughter6bOne Colorado Springs clinic is offering kids as young as 12 access to the Plan B pill without any parental consent. That clinic is a division of Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora and offers services to 12 to...
  • High court to weigh limits of religious liberty in O-Care case

    03/23/2014 2:09:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 23, 2014 | Ben Goad
    President Obama’s signature healthcare law is headed back to the Supreme Court in a high-stakes case that could redefine the limits of religious freedom in the United States. The high court on Tuesday will hear challenges to ObamaCare’s contentious “birth control mandate,” which requires companies to offer contraceptive services to workers as part of their insurance coverage. If successful, the challenge could peel away a significant portion of the mandate, potentially affecting preventive health coverage for millions of women and striking a major blow to the law itself. But the court’s ruling could also have far-reaching implications for religious liberty...
  • Promoting Plan B

    03/11/2014 10:49:17 AM PDT · by steve8714 · 4 replies
    vanity | steve8714
    Plan B on display
  • FDA approves over-the-counter sale of generic versions of Plan B

    03/03/2014 6:38:44 PM PST · by Morgana
    life site news ^ | Dustin Siggins
    WASHINGTON, D.C., March 3, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Less than a year after approving Plan B One-Step for over-the-counter sales, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has said generic versions of Plan B can be sold without a prescription. Last July, a court order forced the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to sell the emergency contraception without age limitations and without a prescription. The decision came after years of lobbying by leftist groups to allow over-the-counter access to the potent, and potentially abortifacient drug, to underage girls. “The FDA is doubling down on the harmful and dangerous quest make...
  • Is Contraception the Hill We Want to Die On?

    02/16/2014 2:09:51 PM PST · by NYer · 60 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | february 14, 2014 | Austin Ruse
    Using artificial contraception to avoid pregnancy is a mortal sin, according to the teachings of the Catholic Church.While only the Catholic Church maintains this teaching on contraception, it would be a better world if everyone did.Paul VI was a prophet when he told the world that great societal evils would follow upon the widespread use of contraception: a loosening of morals, an objectification of women, family breakdown and all the rest of the pathologies that have visited us like furies.Many of us also hold that contraception also leads inevitably to abortion. After all, according to national statistics, 94 percent...
  • Tobacco-Less CVS Will Continue to Sell ‘Plan B’ Abortifacient

    02/11/2014 8:00:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 11, 2014 - 4:24 PM | Penny Starr
    The CVS drug store chain has announced it will halt the sale of tobacco products in its store beginning in October, but the retailer will continue to sell Plan B: One-Step, an abortifacient that is for sale without prescription to anyone regardless of age. “Ending the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products at CVS/pharmacy is simply the right thing to do for the good of our customers and our company,” CVS announced on its website. “The sale of tobacco products is inconsistent with our purpose—helping people on their path to better health.” If the company is concerned about public health,...
  • Study: All Emergency Contraceptives Can Cause Abortions

    01/22/2014 5:00:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 21, 2014 - 10:38 AM | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Any discussion of Obamacare’s “contraception mandate” must include the fact that the most commonly used emergency contraceptives “can cause the death of a human embryo,” according to a new report by the Washington-based Charlotte Lozier Institute. “Numerous studies have shown that the most popular emergency contraceptives can cause the death of embryos. For the sake of full and accurate informed consent for patients and for the sake of the integrity of the medical profession and research community, this reality must be acknowledged,” writes Susan E. Wills, associate scholar at the institute and author of “New Studies Show All Emergency Contraceptives...
  • Morning-After Pill “completely ineffective” for women over 176 pounds

    11/27/2013 10:46:45 AM PST · by Morgana · 35 replies
    Life Site News ^ | John Jansen
    On Monday the liberal magazine Mother Jones reported: The European manufacturer of an emergency contraceptive pill identical to Plan B, also known as the morning-after pill, will warn women that the drug is completely ineffective for women who weigh more than 176 pounds and begins to lose effectiveness in women who weigh more than 165 pounds. [emphasis added] The article also states: Weight data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that, at 166 pounds, the average American woman is too heavy to use these pills effectively [emphasis added]. Add this to the ever-growing body of evidence...
  • ‘Wild-eyed craziness’: New video proves statutory rapists can buy Plan B to cover up their crimes

    11/21/2013 3:25:13 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Dustin Siggins, Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., November 21, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – New video footage proves that allowing the abortifacient Plan B One Step to be sold over-the-counter has freed statutory rapists to purchase the abortion-inducing drug to end the pregnancies of their underage victims. This morning, Students for Life of America (SFLA) released the second in a series of undercover videos on the ready availability of so-called “emergency contraception.” Two actors, playing a 33-year-old male and a 15-year-old female, say they were having a sexual relationship that has ended in pregnancy. In pharmacies in Ohio, Virginia, New York, and South Carolina, the man –...
  • Undercover Video: Underage Girls Can’t Buy Sudafed But Can Easily Buy Plan B Drug

    11/12/2013 2:33:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A pro-life student group today released a new video showing young girls not legally old enough for sexual relations were unable to buy the sudafed cold medicine but could easily purchase the Plan B drug. Although sex with a girl 15-years-old or younger if statutory rape, the girls had no problems getting the drugs at nationally-known stores. Earlier this year, the Food & Drug Administration announced that “Plan B,” also known as the “morning after pill”, should be sold over the counter to anyone of any age. Before that it could only be sold to those 17 and older. Plan...
  • Major Drugstore Chains Now Selling Abortion-Inducing ‘Plan B’ Off the Shelf

    08/01/2013 4:07:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 1, 2013 - 10:35 AM | Penny Starr
    Three major drugstore chains—CVS, RiteAid, and Walgreens—have moved “Plan B,” a drug that can induce an abortion, onto the open shelves in their stores, where it is now sold like aspirin or other non-prescription drugs. In April, Judge Edward Korman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, ordered the Food and Drug Administration to make the drug available on a non-prescription basis to women “of all ages.” On June 20, the FDA announced that it had approved the non-prescription sale of Plan B to all women who have “reproductive potential” no matter what their age....
  • FDA approves over-the-counter sales of Plan B One-Step for all ages

    06/20/2013 4:37:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 20, 2013 | by Michelle Castillo
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of Plan B One-Step without a prescription for all women. The FDA announced on Thursday that it would allow all women with child-bearing potential to purchase the emergency contraceptive over-the-counter without any age or point-of-sale barriers. "Over-the-counter access to emergency contraceptive products has the potential to further decrease the rate of unintended pregnancies in the United States," said Dr. Janet Woodcock, director of the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, said in a press release.
  • More abortions in Sweden despite pill ("Plan B" type "Morning After" pills do not reduce abortions)

    06/20/2013 12:36:52 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 12 replies
    UPI/World News ^ | March 15, 2013 | UPI
    The number of abortions in Sweden has risen despite the popularity of the morning-after pill, says a leader of a midwives group. Catharina Zatterstrom, deputy chairwoman of the Swedish Association of Midwives, said introduction of the pill 12 years ago had raised hopes the number of abortions would decline, The Local.se reported Friday. However, abortion rates increased 20.9 per 1,000 women last year from 18.4 in 1997, she said. In the meantime, more than twice as many morning-after pills were sold in 2012 than when the pill became available in 2001, Zatterstrom added. "It's very strange and saddening," she...
  • Obama Admin OKs Morning After Pill for Young Girls, Sexual Predators

    06/11/2013 6:55:55 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The Obama Administration has dropped its legal battle against a judge’s decision that would allow young girls to purchase the Plan B morning after pill over the counter. The decision allows anyone to purchase the drug and opponents of the decision say it paves the way for male sexual predators to purchase the drug for girls they victimize, by removing safeguards currently in place. Previously, the Justice Department appealed a court ruling saying the morning after pill known as Plan B should be available without a prescription for teenagers starting at age 15. Late Monday, the Obama administration said it...
  • Dr. Manny: FDA loss of control on Plan B not surprising

    06/11/2013 7:39:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 11, 2013 | Dr. Manny Alvarez
    I told you so—the government is bamboozling us about Plan B. The Obama administration announced on Monday that it will now allow girls and women of all ages to purchase the Plan B pill without a prescription. This is exactly what I have been warning the American public about. I am now totally convinced that our current federal government loves confusion. When you have a single agenda, and many ways to spin it, the American public never gets a clear answer and that is exactly what has happened with the Plan B emergency contraception controversy. … This is taking parents...
  • FBI charged man with murder after, they say, he tricked girlfriend into taking abortion pill

    05/16/2013 9:42:36 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 53 replies
    ABC Action News ^ | May 16, 2013 | Jacqueline Ingles
    TAMPA BAY - Federal authorities arrested a local doctor's son, who they say tricked his pregnant girlfriend into taking an abortion pill, killing their unborn child. John Andrew Weldon, 28, is now facing first-degree murder and interfering with interstate commerce charges. According to a federal arrest affidavit, Weldon swapped out his girlfriend's antibiotics with abortion pills, specifically Cytotec. "I was never going to do anything but go full term with it, and he didn't want me to," explained Remee Lee, 26, Weldon's now ex-girlfriend. On Easter Sunday, Lee went to an area hospital complaining of severe cramping and excessive vaginal...
  • Judge Won’t Stop Ruling Allowing Plan B Drug for Teen Girls

    05/10/2013 10:12:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A federal judge says teenage girls as young as 15 are allowed to purchase the Plan B morning after pill over the counter while the case against a ruling initially allowing it continues. The Justice Department appealed a court ruling saying the morning after pill known as Plan B should be available without a prescription for teenagers starting at age 15. The judge in the case scheduled a May 7 hearing for the Obama administration’s motion to delay his ruling allowing the sales. At that hearing, the judge took the Obama administration to task. Today, U.S. District Judge Edward Korman...
  • FDA lowers age for buyers of Plan B pill to 15

    05/01/2013 4:32:31 AM PDT · by Phlap · 14 replies
    AP ^ | 05/01/2013 | LAURAN NEERGAARD
    In a surprise twist to the decade-plus effort to ease access to morning-after pills, the government is lowering the age limit to 15 for one brand - Plan B One-Step - and will let it be sold over the counter.
  • FDA Approves Sale of Plan B Morning After Pill to Teenagers

    04/30/2013 9:57:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The FDA made it official today saying the morning after pill known as Plan B should be available without a prescription for teenagers starting at age 15. “Plan B One-Step will not stop a pregnancy when a woman is already pregnant, and there is no medical evidence that the product will harm a developing fetus,” the FDA said in a statement. Some pro-life groups have pointed to comments from the maker of the drug and studies to show that the morning after pill can act as an abortion agent in some cases, terminating the life of a unique human being...
  • FDA Says Morning-After Pill Must Be Available To Anyone Over 15

    04/30/2013 4:48:47 PM PDT · by lbryce · 56 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 30, 2013 | Staff
    The morning-after pill is to be made available over the counter to anyone in the US aged 15 and over, authorities announced on Tuesday. Days before a court-imposed deadline, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lowered the age limit for Plan B and said it that a prescription would no longer be required to buy it. Instead, the pill can sit on drugstore shelves just like condoms, but buyers will have to prove their age at the cash register. Earlier this month, a federal judge ruled that Plan B should be sold without restriction and gave the FDA 30 days...
  • Morning-after pill to be made available over the counter (for as young as 15)

    04/30/2013 4:22:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    EWTN News ^ | 4/30/2013
    On April 30, the Food and Drug Administration approved over the counter sale of the morning-after pill Plan B One-Step to all women aged 15 and older. Plan B One-Step is the name of the drug, made exclusively by Teva Women's Health, Inc., which acts as an emergency contraceptive which reduces the possibility of pregnancy when taken up to three days after sexual intercourse. It is taken as a single-dose 1.5 mg tablet of levonorgestrel. Pharmacies and retailers with on-site pharmacies will have the drug on shelves, and those wishing to purchase it will have to provide proof of age....
  • FDA: Morning-after pill OK for ages 15 and up

    04/30/2013 4:11:58 PM PDT · by jobim · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 30, 2013 | LAURAN NEERGAARD
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government is moving the morning-after pill over the counter but only those 15 and older can buy it - an attempt to find middle ground just days before a court-imposed deadline to lift all age restrictions on the emergency contraceptive.
  • Judge Orders F.D.A. to Make Morning-After Pill Available Over the Counter for All Ages

    04/05/2013 5:44:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 79 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 4/5/13 | Pam Belluck
    A federal judge has ruled that the Unites States government must make the most common morning-after pill available over the counter for all ages, instead of requiring a prescription for girls 16 and under. The decision, on a fraught and politically controversial subject, comes after a decade-long fight over who should have access to the pill and under what circumstances, and it counteracts an unprecedented move by the Obama administration's Health and Human Services secretary who in 2011 overruled a recommendation by the Food and Drug Administration to make the pill available for all ages without a prescription.
  • ‘Iran's Plan B is Alawite State If Syria’s Assad Falls’

    04/01/2013 3:46:54 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/4/13 | Chana Yaar
    A Syrian expert on Middle Eastern affairs believes Iran is angling to fragment Syria and create an Alawite state in order to maintain its power in the region, Today’s Zayman reports. Professor Murhaf Jouejati opposes the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. A member of the faculty at the National Defense University in Washington D.C., he spoke with the newspaper Monday in an exclusive interview about savage civil war wracking his homeland. The downfall of the Assad regime would strike a lethal blow to the Syria-Iran-Hizbullah axis, Jouejati contended. “Syria is a major stake for Iran. Syria is Iran’s door...
  • Snacking on Plan B: Shippensburg University’s new vending machine offering

    02/06/2013 7:26:03 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    lan ^ | Nicholas Claxton
    When I was a college student, vending machines provided quick and easy access to potato chips, popcorn, Mountain Dew, and other highly nutritional dining choices. However, for students at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania, at least one vending machine offers immediate assistance for hormonally-charged students preparing for sexual intercourse. One student center at Shippensburg features a vending machine with condoms, pregnancy tests, and the Plan B contraceptive (commonly known as “the morning-after pill”). planbThis emergency contraception is available to anyone on campus who simply provides a student I.D. Students don’t need to risk the embarrassment of being seen at their local...
  • New York City schools handed out 12,721 doses of Plan B last year without parental consent

    02/04/2013 3:09:53 PM PST · by NYer · 36 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 4, 2013 | BEN JOHNSON
    NEW YORK, February 4, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – New York City schools distributed 12,721 doses of the “Morning-After Pill” to students last year, according to documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. The 40 school-based “health centers” also performed thousands of injections of long-term contraception and implanted intrauterine devices (IUDs). Under state law, schools do not need to obtain parental consent to dispense the drugs. The $2.7 million program has provided contraceptives to 22,400 teens as young as 14. Last September, the district announced that the city Department of Health had distributed Plan B to 567 teenage girls, and...
  • Here Comes the Cliff

    12/24/2012 12:15:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 24, 2012 | Michael Barone
    Last week, Republicans proved they are not a governing party. Next week we will see whether Democrats are. A governing party would have, reluctantly, passed Speaker John Boehner's Plan B, which would have preserved the current tax rates on everyone with incomes under $1 million. Passage would have put Senate Democrats on the spot, since they voted for a similar measure in 2010. They might have engaged in negotiations with Boehner that could have been more productive than his negotiations with Barack Obama this month and in the summer of 2011. Then, as Bob Woodward reports in his book "The...
  • B is For Bizarre -- Also For Boehner, Budget and Washington Bozos

    12/23/2012 12:19:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2012 | Paul Greenberg
    How long is this show going to go on in Washington, and must it? They say closing time for its costars is midnight, December 31. That's when the president and the speaker of the House need to agree on the federal budget Or Else, but politicians never met a deadline they couldn't postpone, as in Can, Kick Down the Road. This year's burlesque is turning into a melodrama (working title: Meltdown) as both sides steer the country right over the dreaded (cue scary music) Fiscal Cliff! Thelma and Louise, here we come. The Mayans couldn't have written a scarier doomsday...
  • Pressure grows on Senate Democrats to act on ‘fiscal cliff’

    12/22/2012 10:09:35 AM PST · by Evil Slayer · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/22/12 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is resisting pressure from Republicans pushing for the Senate to take a more active role to avoid the “fiscal cliff” after House legislation stalled Thursday. Reid has rejected Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) assertion that avoiding the fiscal cliff now depends on President Obama working out a deal with the Senate. Reid’s allies said it is unrealistic to expect him and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to step in and hammer out an eleventh-hour agreement. On Friday, Reid dismissed McConnell’s proposal that he bring to the floor legislation extending tax rates that could be...
  • HOUSE REPUBLICANS CIRCULATE PLAN TO OUST BOEHNER FROM SPEAKERSHIP

    12/21/2012 6:34:07 PM PST · by HenryArmitage · 85 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 12,21,2012 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Several conservative House Republican members are contemplating a plan to unseat Speaker John Boehner from his position on January 3, Breitbart News has exclusively learned. Staffers have compiled a detailed action plan that, if executed, could make this a reality. The Republicans, both conservatives and more establishment members alike, are emboldened after the failure of Boehner’s fiscal cliff “Plan B” on Thursday evening. Dissatisfaction with Boehner is growing in the House Republican conference, but until now there hasn’t been a clear path forward.
  • Boehner: I’m Not Afraid of Losing My Speakership

    12/21/2012 6:26:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 21, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) said on Friday that he was not afraid of losing his speakership in the aftermath of the stunning defeat dealt to him on Thursday evening by House conservatives who refused to vote for his “Plan B” proposal to increase the income tax rate on income over $1 million. When a reporter asked Boehner at a Capitol press conference whether he should be concerned about losing his speakership, Boehner said, “No, I’m not.” “Listen, you’ve all heard me say this, and I’ve told my colleagues this, if you do the right things every day for the...
  • Is Paul Ryan replacing Boehner ?

    12/21/2012 8:32:18 PM PST · by ncalburt · 88 replies
    Foxnews | December 21,2012 | Laura Ingram
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  • Obama Invokes Newtown Massacre to Pressure Republicans to Go Along with His Tax Hikes

    12/21/2012 9:11:49 PM PST · by chessplayer · 15 replies
    During his press conference today, called to announce his new gun control task force, President Obama invoked the Newtown massacre to apply pressure on congressional Republicans in the fiscal cliff standoff.
  • Larry Kudlow: Don’t Blame Boehner. Plan B was the least-bad option with this President and Senate.

    12/21/2012 3:13:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/21/2012 | Larry Kudlow
    When you lose an election you get frustrated. When you’re sitting in a subpar 2 percent economy, and are faced with tax hikes rather than marginal rate reductions, you get even more frustrated. And when you’re staring at $47 trillion in spending over the next ten years, and $8.6 trillion in deficits, your frustration levels climb even higher. These are among the frustrations that led a number of House Republicans to pull back from Speaker John Boehner’s so-called Plan B. Nobody looked good on the Republican side when Thursday night’s vote fell through. But you have to understand their frustrations....
  • Plan B, Boehner, Betrayal and bloated budgets

    12/21/2012 12:30:24 PM PST · by Marketfly1 · 2 replies
    Bayoubuzz.com ^ | December 21, 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    After House Speaker John Boehner was unable to muster enough support for his “Plan B” proposal, the Congress has adjourned for the holidays. At this point, Republicans should stay home until the new Congress convenes in 2013. A deal like “Plan B” that raises taxes on those making over $1 million per year and offers limited spending cuts over 10 years will do nothing to solve our underlying fiscal problems.
  • So what’s Plan C?

    12/21/2012 7:59:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/21/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    What happens when Plan B fails? That answer may matter less than the question of what happens to the man who promised Plan B would work in the first place. Chris Cillizza writes that John Boehner climbed onto a big limb with Plan B --- and then watched as his own caucus sawed it off: To be clear: This was a gambit by Boehner designed to be a show of force to President Obama. This was Boehner putting himself out on a limb in hopes wavering members would follow him. This vote mattered to Boehner.And he lost it.ItÂ’s not clear...
  • Inside the Meltdown (The Inside Story Behind the Collapse of Boehner's Plan B)

    12/21/2012 5:18:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 98 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/21/2012 | Robert Costa
    At a quarter to 8 p.m. on Thursday night, House Republicans gathered in the Capitol basement for an urgent, closed-door conference meeting. The scene was hushed and confused. Instead of huddling in a windowless room, members thought they’d spend the evening on the House floor, voting on “Plan B,” Speaker John Boehner’s fiscal-cliff proposal. But as they took their seats and looked at Boehner’s face, the reason for the gathering became clear: The speaker didn’t have the votes. The whipping was over. “Plan B” was dead. Boehner’s speech to the group was short and curt: He said his plan didn’t...
  • G.O.P. Leaders in House Pull Tax Bill, Citing Lack of Votes

    12/20/2012 5:33:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/20/2012 | JONATHAN WEISMAN
    WASHINGTON – House Republican leaders abruptly pulled their fallback tax bill from the floor Thursday night, conceding that they did not have the votes to pass it. “The House did not take up the tax measure today because it did not have sufficient support from our members to pass,” Speaker John A. Boehner said in a statement. “Now it is up to the president to work with Senator Reid on legislation to avert the fiscal cliff.” The decision was a major setback for the speaker, who was pushing his so-called Plan B to prevent lower tax rates from expiring on...
  • Speaker Pelosi 2014 (Vanity)

    12/20/2012 5:22:16 PM PST · by indianrightwinger · 42 replies
    Self
    By defeating the Speaker tonight, the GOP delegation in the House gave him the blank check to cut lousy deals with the lousiest President of all times that will pass with Democratic votes. Mark this day. It leads to Democratic control of the House in 2014 at worst or significantly reduced (bare) majority for the GOP. This is the most suicidal political outcome I have ever seen. Good luck!