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  • Girl Scouts USA Denies Joining Planned Parenthood at Abortion Conference

    06/11/2013 7:19:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    life news ^ | Sydney Volanski
    When Girl Scouts USA (GSUSA) gets criticized for their controversial practices, they usually offer vague statements and empty reassurances. Last week was no exception. I suppose my recent Girl Scout article hit a nerve. Last week, GSUSA released a statement attempting to respond to the concerns I presented. I thought it was interesting that they responded to fairly insignificant me, a lone teenage girl. You see, Missouri Right to Li­­fe, a major player on the pro-life stage, recently issued a very informative and well-documented policy statement about GSUSA. GSUSA has been curiously quiet about those serious concerns. As far as...
  • Cuomo To Propose Bill To Match Federal Law Allowing For Abortions After 24 Weeks Of Pregnancy

    06/04/2013 11:30:43 AM PDT · by drewh · 27 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 3, 2013 11:25
    An abortion battle could be brewing in Albany, as Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to propose a major change to abortion laws in New York State. CBS 2 has learned that Cuomo will introduce a bill on Tuesday that would allow abortions after 24 weeks of pregnancy to protect a woman’s health. The bill would fall in line with federal law. Currently, New York State only allows late-term abortions if a woman’s life is at risk. Planned Parenthood outlined a 2009 bill with reportedly similar goals. The 2009 Reproductive Health Act would “guarantee a woman can make her own personal, private...
  • Church hosts kick-off for Louisiana’s first Planned Parenthood abortion clinic

    05/25/2013 4:54:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    Click to enlarge… -9fe78609122b9aa3 Photo caption: Rabbi Edward Cohn of Temple Sinai, talks about compassion and open mindedness during a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Planned Parenthood health center at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans on Clairborne Avenue, May 22, 2013. ~ On Planned Parenthood’s plans to build a 7,000 sq ft abortion clinic in New Orleans, “the first Planned Parenthood clinic in Louisiana that will offer the procedure,” according to The Times-Picayune, May 22
  • NARAL Opposes Bill Banning Abortions After 20 Weeks Nationwide

    05/20/2013 7:04:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Just how extreme is the pro-abortion group NARAL? The organization is now on record opposing a new bill in Congress that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy because scientific evidence shows unborn babies feel pain by at least 20 weeks. Why does NARAL oppose a modest ban on late-term abortions? Its president Ilyse Hogue wraps the opposition in language about women’s rights and claims banning late-term abortions will drive up illegal abortions that hurt women. (Never mind that Kermit Gosnell went from the back alley to main street and killed and injured women in legal late-term abortions). “We...
  • Dems look to crack down on anti-abortion 'crisis pregnancy centers'

    05/20/2013 3:38:53 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 20, 2013 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Democrats in the House and Senate are looking to stop what they say are deceptive advertising practices by anti-abortion health clinics that imply they offer abortion services, but instead encourage birth and promote adoption. The legislation is aimed at crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs), which are clinics often set up by a church or other anti-abortion groups. Democrats in Congress and other pro-abortion groups say these clinics are known to indicate they can perform abortions in order to attract pregnant women patients, and then try to convince them to carry their babies to term. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), the House sponsor...
  • Planned Parenthood’s most insane ad campaign yet

    05/16/2013 11:16:13 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    live action ^ | Kristi Burton Brown
    he other day, I was in the middle of doing research online when I stumbled across a Planned Parenthood ad. Planned Parenthood, over the years, has run some pretty shocking ad campaigns. Without a doubt, this one is the worst I’ve ever seen: Planned Parenthood ad, baby This ad proves that insanity can indeed reach new heights. Planned Parenthood recently coined its “Care. No matter what.” slogan, around the same time the abortion giant decided that claiming to be “pro-choice” wasn’t the best way to win people to their side. Now, it’s insane to claim to “care” when your work...
  • IRS Told Pro-Life Organization It Had to Promote Abortion

    05/14/2013 10:47:03 AM PDT · by blueyon · 19 replies
    Life News.com ^ | 5/14/2013 | Steven Ertelt
    The IRS and the Obama administration are coming under fire for targeting conservative groups — but a new report indicates at least one pro-life group faced discrimination as well. The Internal Revenue Service has issued an apology to conservative groups that it targeted in the lead up to the 2012 presidential election. The move is seen by many conservatives as the Obama administration doing post-election damage control after infringing on the rights of citizens groups. But a new WorldNetDaily report has more on how the federal agency targeted pro-lifers:
  • Planned Parenthood to picket Republican Convention on Sat. in Richmond, VA

    05/14/2013 11:18:34 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 17 replies
    Date: Tue, 14 May 2013 10:00:02 -0500 (CDT) From: Tara Gibson Subject: Strength in Numbers Friend, On May 18th, Ken Cuccinelli will accept his party's nomination as the Republican candidate for Governor in Virginia. When it comes to women's health, Ken Cuccinelli is far out of the mainstream. He was one of only three attorneys general in the ENTIRE nation to refuse to support the Violence Against Women Act. He sponsored legislation to end state funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides cancer screenings and affordable birth control for thousands of Virginia women. He wants to make abortion illegal, even in...
  • NARAL Blasts Pro-Lifers After Gosnell Found Guilty of Murder

    05/13/2013 4:37:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    After Kermit Gosnell was found guilty of three counts of murder in the killing of babies in gruesome abortions and infanticides, the pro-abortion group NARAL released a statement attacking pro-lifers. “Kermit Gosnell has been found guilty and will get what he deserves. Now, let’s make sure these women are vindicated by delivering what all women deserve: access to the full range of health services including safe, high-quality and legal abortion care,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL. But she went further in her statement and blasted pro-lifers and their efforts to limit abortions and put restrictions on late-term abortions in...
  • Gosnell Attorney Blames Media, “Baby Factor” For Conviction

    05/13/2013 4:01:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Kermit Gosnell’s attorney Jack McMahon is curiously blaming the media for today’s conviction of the abortion practitioner on three counts of murder related to abortion-infanticides. He said he was confident in the legal system but blamed “The baby factor” for the convictions. He also blamed the media, which is odd given the stunning lack of attention it gave to the Gosnell murder trial over the last several weeks. “The media has been overwhelmingly against [Gosnell],” he told reporters. Still, McMahon applauded the jury for taking its job seriously: “They didn’t just come down kneejerk and find him guilty of everything,...
  • 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.
  • No Major Religion Has Ever “Blessed” Abortion Like Obama Did

    04/29/2013 11:54:21 AM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    If you missed it, President Obama gave a twelve-minute speech at the abortion giant’s annual gala, and finished with, “Thank you, Planned Parenthood. God bless you.” There are so many things wrong with this, but let’s focus on the fact that it doesn’t make any sense. On this, pro-lifers and pro-choicers should agree. First, Planned Parenthood. It is the nation’s largest abortion business. Abortion provides more of its revenues than any other product or service. It slices, stabs, chemical burns, and vacuums humans to death for $500-$900 a head. Now God. Certainly, God is opposed to the cruel termination and...
  • Virginia Abortion Clinic Owner: 'I Can Stick Needles in Babies' Lungs. I Can Put Tubes Up P...'

    04/28/2013 3:14:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 4/28/2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    In an editorial lamenting a new Virginia state regulation requiring abortion clinics to comply with higher licensing standards, the Washington Post quoted one abortion-clinic owner who noted that he can do such things as "stick needles in babies' lungs" and "put tubes up penises," but now he is going to have to deal with the "nonsensical" demands of Virginia's regulation. "Some of the clinics, including those operated by Planned Parenthood, which has a national fundraising network, will survive," said the Post. "Many others, which are run as small businesses, probably will not."The Post pointed to a quote from Dr. David...
  • Obama Clears Up Confusion Over Statement That "God Bless Planned Parenthood"

    04/26/2013 4:58:18 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-26-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Yep, he said it.
  • Did Obama “Endorse” Kermit Gosnell in Planned Parenthood Speech?

    04/26/2013 5:53:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Did President Barack Obama indirectly “endorse” embattled late-term abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell in his speech to Planned Parenthood today? Obama ignored Gosnell and made no mention of his murder trial during the speech to the abortion company today, but Billy Valentine, the director of policy and political work for the Susan B. Anthony List, a pro-life group, says that if you take Obama literally at what he said, he should have no problem with what Gosnell did at his “house of horrors” abortion clinic. During his speech, Obama said “there’s nothing conservative about the government injecting itself into decisions best...
  • President Obama's Symbiotic Relationship With the Abortion Industry

    04/23/2013 1:45:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    When I read that President Obama refused to comment on the murder trial of abortion butcher Kermit Gosnell "because it's an active trial," I knew immediately he wasn't being truthful. In fact, the second I heard about Obama's excuse for dodging the question, I tweeted that ongoing investigations or trials did not preclude his publicly weighing in on the Trayvon Martin case or on the case of his friend and Harvard professor Henry Gates, about which he said the Cambridge police had acted "stupidly." If there ever has been a case of tainting the jury pool, Obama's public identification with...
  • Obama: 'I Can't Comment' on Gosnell Baby Murder Trial

    04/17/2013 7:03:11 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies
    Obama: 'I Can't Comment' on Gosnell Baby Murder Trial Daniel Halper April 17, 2013 9:10 AM President Obama was asked about the Kermit Gosnell trial in an interview that aired this morning: "Have you been watching the Gosnell trial? It's a Philadelphia abortion doctor accused of gruesome crimes. Are you following it, and do you think it animates a larger debate about abortion in this country?" "Well, I'm familiar with it. I can't comment on it because it's an active trial," said Obama. "What I can say is this: I think President Clinton said it pretty well when he said...
  • Huffington Post: “We Made a Decision Not to Cover the Gosnell Trial”

    04/16/2013 6:40:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The cat is finally out of the bag. A blogger for the liberal Huffington Post has finally admitted that liberal mainstream media outlets made a conscious decision to ignore the Kermit Gosnell abortion-murder trial. In a HuffPost Live segment today on the issue, host Marc Lamont Hill admitted what many pro-life advocates have been thinking: “For what it’s worth, I do think that those of us on the left have made a decision not to cover this trial because we worry that it’ll compromise abortion rights. Whether you agree with abortion or not, I do think there’s a direct connection...
  • Pro-Life Group Ousts Planned Parenthood From YMCA 'Girls Day' Conference With Email Campaign

    04/16/2013 1:46:39 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Apr 2013 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Using a quickly-mobilized email campaign, a pro-life organization in Waco, Texas, succeeded in ousting Planned Parenthood as a featured presenter for “Girls Day 2013,” a YMCA educational program for girls of ages 9 and up. According to LifeSiteNews, pro-life activists were appalled when they learned, on April 4th, that the “Girls Day” program, planned for April 6th, would feature Katie Wolfe, Waco Planned Parenthood’s education director. Wolfe was scheduled to speak to both the young girls participating in the conference and their parents on “building healthy relationships” from Planned Parenthood’s perspective. Upon learning about the scheduled speaker, Joe Pisciotta, director...
  • Yes, There Is a Gosnell Trial Cover-up by Major News Organizations

    04/16/2013 8:42:59 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 4/16/13 | Kirsten Powers
    Suddenly, the press is insisting it has been covering the “House of Horrors” trial. But that’s easily disproved, writes Kirsten Powers. The local press has extensively covered the shocking testimony about the Philadelphia "House of Horrors" where Gosnell allegedly killed seven babies and one woman since the trial began on March 18, nearly a month ago. But while it seems obvious that the national media has mostly ignored the story, a bevy of left-wing journalists and activists have loudly disagreed in recent days—asserting that the big three networks and the major newspapers have appropriately covered a trial that none sent...
  • White House Sees No Need For New Legislation In Gosnell Case

    04/16/2013 6:52:19 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 13 replies
    Breibart TV ^ | 4-15-2013
    (Watch Jay Carney video at link)
  • White House Has No Comment On Gosnell Trial

    04/15/2013 12:22:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/15/13 | staff
    Press Secretary Jay Carney told the White House press pool today that the President is "aware" of the Gosnell trial but "cannot and will not" take a side in the proceedings. ED HENRY, FOX NEWS: There's a murder trial in Pennsylvania that I know you know is getting a lot of attention -- more attention -- the media was not giving it a lot of attention. Kermit Gosnell, this doctor who is accused of having delivered some babies who were literally screaming and then beheading them. He's facing murder charges on that, it hasn't been decided yet, it's still on...
  • Planned Parenthood Clarifies Position: Babies Who Survive Abortions Should Not Be Killed

    04/05/2013 8:04:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/05/2013 | Napp Nazworth
    Planned Parenthood clarified Thursday that it is not in favor of killing babies who survive a botched abortion. The clarification came after a representative of Florida Planned Parenthood suggested otherwise. The organization believes that taking a life should only be legal when the life is in the mother's womb. In a statement before Florida lawmakers, Lillian Tamayo of Planned Parenthood said, "medical guidelines and ethics already compel physicians facing life-threatening circumstances to respond, and Planned Parenthood physicians provide high-quality medical care and adhere to the most rigorous professional standards, including providing emergency care. In the extremely unlikely event that the...
  • Obama Will Do Anything For Kids, But He Wont Do That...

    02/05/2013 11:43:23 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-5-13 | The Looking Spoon
    If we had honest debate in this country Democrats would've been laughed off the stage, much less gotten elected in the first place, long long ago...
  • West Virginia college students overwhelmingly reject Planned Parenthood campus group

    02/04/2013 7:21:23 PM PST · by Morgana · 31 replies
    LSN ^ | Ben Johnson
    HUNTINGTON, WV, February 4, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Planned Parenthood is not only facing an uphill battle in state legislatures seeking to deprive the organization of taxpayer dollars, it is also receiving a distinctly chilly welcome at some university campuses. "So many people rejected us. They acted grossed out. They didn't want to talk about it at all," said Jordan Bean, a leader of Vox, the college chapter of Planned Parenthood. Bean handed out condoms at Marshall University, where she is a senior, but said she had few takers. “We get a lot of backlash on campus, and people approach us...
  • Pro-choice pastor: Churches must “lead charge” against abortion stigma

    02/04/2013 5:17:46 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    Many times in my ministry, a conversation with abortion clinic staffers that began with talking about the spiritual needs of patients ends on a far more personal note…. An office manager told a colleague of mine that she braces herself every time she checks the mail, wondering how many hate letters she’ll come across, and wants a sacred community to turn to for support. One clinic counselor said she misses the rituals and music of her faith community, and often thinks about trying to find a church, but worries about being judged or shunned when small talk leads to questions...
  • Abortion is Sexy? Barry White-esque Seduction Video Celebrates Roe v Wade Anniversary

    01/25/2013 12:14:24 PM PST · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 25, 2013
    This commercial seems more like a celebration of consequence-free sex for men at the expense of unintended pregnancies being aborted as a form of birth control. Is this really the message of the 'women's rights movement' on the Left? What do you think?
  • Cash-Strapped USPS Raising The Price Of A Stamp By A Penny Starting Sunday

    01/25/2013 12:19:11 PM PST · by SMGFan · 86 replies
    It’s a brand new year but already the cash-strained United States Postal Service is showing that it’s feeling the financial heat that kept zapping it in 2012. Starting on Sunday, the price of a first-class stamp will go from $0.45 to $0.46 as we were warned last year. Post card stamps will also rise a penny to $0.33. Sure, it’s only a penny, but it’s a penny you don’t have to pay on Saturday that you do on Sunday. Of course, we’re fans of Forever Stamps, which you can buy now and use no matter how much a regular postage...
  • An appropriate response to Gov. Cuomo’s latest abortion push

    01/25/2013 3:04:30 PM PST · by NYer · 16 replies
    canonlawblog ^ | January 25, 2013 | Edward Peters, JD, JCD, Ref. Sig. Ap.
    Two years ago I engaged in an extensive public discussion about whether New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Catholic, could, in light of his living arrangements, participate in holy Communion. I argued that he could not. As far as I know, those living arrangements remain unchanged, but, it appears that Cuomo has, since that discussion, respectfully refrained from approaching for holy Communion. In this regard, at least, the governor is not aggravating his conflicts with Catholic belief and discipline. But I also warned then that the ecclesiastical consequences of Cuomo’s pro-abortion activism must eventually be faced. That day seems...
  • Marching for Life in the Face of a Pro-Abortion Media

    01/25/2013 1:33:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 25, 2013 | Rich Noyes
    Today is the 40th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., a day that is likely to pass with limited, if any, notice from a national news media which is hostile to the pro-life cause. While the abortion issue has divided Americans for the past four decades, journalists have consistently come down on the pro-abortion side of this debate. It’s a bias some reporters freely admit. “I think that when abortion opponents complain about a bias in newsrooms against their cause, they’re absolutely right,” Boston Globe legal reporter Ethan Bronner told the Los Angeles Times back in 1990. “Opposing abortion,...
  • NBC/WSJ poll: For first time, majority thinks abortion should be legal in all or most cases

    01/22/2013 8:23:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 135 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/22/2013 | AllahPundit
    If you're hung over from drinking the blues away on Inauguration Day, bad news: It's time to open another beer. New numbers on the 40th anniversary of Roe: According to the poll, 54 percent of adults say that abortion should be legal either always or most of the time, while a combined 44 percent said it should be illegal – either with or without exceptions...In addition, a whopping 70 percent of Americans oppose the Roe v. Wade decision from being overturned, including 57 percent who feel strongly about this...By comparison, just 24 percent now want the Roe v. Wade decision...
  • (NY Governor) Cuomo’s extreme abortion bill creates a civil war with Democrats, Catholics

    01/21/2013 4:08:44 PM PST · by NYer · 36 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 18, 2013 | KIRSTEN ANDERSEN
    ALBANY, January 18, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – By promoting one of the most expansive abortion bills in American history, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has opened a civil war on two fronts: with his church and with elements of his own party. Cuomo is pushing for a massive expansion of access to abortion in the state, including lifting restrictions on third-trimester abortions, allowing non-doctors to perform the procedure, and enshrining a fundamental right to “terminate a pregnancy” in New York state law. Democrats for Life of America deemed the proposed bill “the most sweeping abortion legislation in the nation.” The Democratic...
  • Is It a Sin to Vote for Democrats?

    10/29/2012 9:31:19 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 69 replies
    The Peter Heck Show ^ | 10-29-12 | Peter Heck
    With the recent proclamation of a Green Bay bishop that Christians who vote for someone supporting the gay or abortion agenda is putting their soul in jeopardy, there’s been an increase in the amount of email in my inbox asking my take on whether it is a sin for Christians to be Democrats. I think a lot of people assume this is a difficult subject for me to address. I hate to disappoint them, but it’s not. I recently read an article from a self-proclaimed “Christian Democrat” explaining why they would be voting for Obama, and to a larger degree,...
  • Court: Texas Has the Right to De-Fund Planned Parenthood

    10/27/2012 2:48:01 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 55 replies
    Life News ^ | 10-26-2012 | Steven Ertelt
    October 26, 2012 Court: Texas Has the Right to De-Fund Planned Parenthood Steven Ertelt The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to grant an additional hearing to Planned Parenthood regarding Texas’ legislation to end taxpayer funding of abortion companies, including Planned Parenthood.The decision effectively ends the legal controversy surrounding the law and affirms Texas’ right to stop taxpayer dollars from flowing to abortion providers.Texas Gov. Rick Perry applauded the decision, saying, “Today’s ruling affirms yet again that in Texas the Women’s Health Program has no obligation to fund Planned Parenthood and other organizations that perform or promote abortion. In...
  • Brooks: Man, these Democrats really love abortion, don’t they?

    09/05/2012 5:55:04 AM PDT · by hcmama · 38 replies
    Hot Air ^ | Ed Morissey
    New York Times columnist David Brooks told PBS that his one “cavil” was that voters want to hear about jobs and the economy, not taxpayer-subsidized abortion on demand:
  • Republican Women for Obama ( Laugh riot)

    08/24/2012 5:13:46 PM PDT · by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage · 12 replies
    It's all about small government and how much they love abortion. Get a bucket before watching. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DA3ff8bjiZ8&feature=youtu.be
  • Planned Parenthood Sponsors “Sex, Politics and Cocktails” Party at Democratic Convention

    08/24/2012 3:55:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | August 23, 2012 | Thomas Peters
    Planned Parent is an odd duck. On the one hand, it claims to be a stalwart defender of the dignity of women. On the other hand, this is what Planned Parenthood is billing to attendees of the Democratic National Convention as its “signature party” — with main speaker Cecile Richards:“Sex, Politics and Cocktails.” My, doesn’t that just scream respect for women?I’ve been comparing and contrasting the various things happening at both political conventions this year. From Cardinal Dolan giving the closing benediction at the GOP convention to abortion and gay marriage being the centerpieces of the DNC convention. Consider this...
  • Socialists chant for 'free abortion on demand' at (Chicago) conference

    07/15/2012 10:35:23 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 11 replies
    examiner.com ^ | July 14, 2012 | Joe Newby
    A video posted to Youtube earlier this week shows a large crowd of socialists chanting for free abortion on demand, Life Site News reported Thursday. “Free abortion on demand! Can we do it? Yes, we can," chanted attendees at the "Socialism 2012" conference held in Chicago by the International Socialist Organization. The call for free abortion was preceded by calls of "intifada" and freedom for Palestine. According to EAG News' Kyle Olson, 1,500 socialists attended the conference. "Like previous years, attendees consumed Marxist propaganda on government education, government health care and how to best end capitalism," Olson wrote. The meeting's...
  • Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli Won’t Certify Weakened Abortion Center Regulations

    07/18/2012 5:51:58 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 8 replies
    Virginia AG Won’t Certify Weakened Abortion Center Regulations by Karla Dial Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli III on Monday said his office can’t certify new regulations for abortion centers that exempt existing facilities. Earlier this year, the Legislature adopted new regulations considered to be among the strictest in the nation for abortion sellers, making the standards for them the same as those for outpatient surgery clinics — including specifics for the size of exam rooms, the width of hallways, and best practices for keeping records. But last month, the state Board of Health said existing facilities would be grandfathered in:...
  • Abortion advocate: Prayer is Hatred, ‘Threatening’

    07/14/2012 11:09:16 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 30 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/13/12 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., July 13, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – An abortion activist who posted pictures of her abortion online has said prayer can be interpreted as hatred, Catholics who are “ashamed” of their church are “inspirational,” and “the very existence of the conservatives” is a fact to be lamented. Earlier this month the activist, who goes by the name “Jane Young,” posted pictures of what she purports is her own abortion on her website, thisismyabortion.com. The move brought her infamy among those who care for the unborn, gratitude in the pro-abortion movement, and attention on every side. In an interview with Vice.com,...
  • Obama Plugs Birth Control and Planned Parenthood in Speech at High School

    06/26/2012 12:53:14 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 20 replies
    CNS ^ | June 26, 2012 | Fred Lucas
    Listing the reasons why Americans should vote for him, President Barack Obama told an audience at a high school in New Hampshire on Monday that failure to subsidize abortions and contraception is the same as “restricting access” to those services. “In this election, on every single challenge that we face, you’ve got the final say,” Obama told the crowd at Oyster River High School in Durham, N.H. “You can decide that instead of restricting access to birth control or defunding Planned Parenthood, we should make sure that in this country, women control their own health care choices. That’s up to...
  • WH: Aborting a Baby Because It's a Girl Part of 'A Very Personal and Private Decision'

    05/31/2012 2:15:25 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 49 replies
    CNSnews.com ^ | 5/31/12 | Fred Lucas
    (CNSNews.com) – The White House is opposed to a bill that was proposed in the House that would ban sex-selection abortions. In defending President Obama's opposition to the bill, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said it would force abortionists into the position of trying to determine the "motivations" behind a "very personal" decision. During the White House press briefing Wednesday, Fox News reporter Ed Henry asked, “since the president has been outspoken about being against gender-based discrimination, how can you allow gender-based abortion?” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney responded that President Obama is against discrimination in all forms,...
  • Sex-selection abortion ban wins strong House majority, but fails to clear 2/3 hurdle

    05/31/2012 2:50:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 35 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 31, 2012 | The Editors
    WASHINGTON, May 31, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A bill to outlaw abortions based on a child’s gender received a strong majority of votes in the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday but failed to gain the two-thirds margin of support needed for passage. The House voted 246-168 in favor of H.R. 3541, known as the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA). 226 Republicans and 20 Democrats (Altmire, Barrow, Boren, Cooper, Costello, Critz, Cuellar, Donnelly, Garamendi, Holden, Kissell, Lipinksi, Lynch, Matheson, McIntyre, Peterson, Rahall, Reyes, Ross of AR, and Shuler) voted yea; while 161 Democrats and seven Republicans (Amash, Bass of NH, Bono Mack, Dold,...
  • Larry Flynt: 'President Obama Has Overperformed ... Done a Marvelous Job'

    05/24/2012 11:25:22 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 54 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | MAY 22, 2012 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    Hustler publisher endorses Obama, says "iodine deficiency" is the cause of religion.In an interview with Reihan Salam for Vice magazine, pornographer Larry Flynt reveals that he's now a hardcore supporter of President Obama's just two years after calling Obama an "ineffectual wimp" for giving in too much to Republicans. "I think President Obama has overperformed," Flynt says. "He got handed on his platter when he became president more than any president in history ever had to deal with.... I think he's done a marvelous job." In the wide-ranging interview with Salam, Flynt talks about his brief but "profound" religious experience...
  • Planned Parenthood celebrates ‘National Masturbation Month’

    05/21/2012 3:45:20 PM PDT · by NYer · 53 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 21, 2012 | KAthLEEN GILBERT
    May 21, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A Florida Planned Parenthood affiliate has taken the opportunity of “National Masturbation Month” to highlight the national organization’s promotion of masturbation as part of a “a common and safe kind of sex play” with “many health benefits.” On Friday, Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida tweeted, “Happy Masturbation Month! We’ve got lots of info on masturbation here,” providing a link to Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s page on masturbation. There, Planned Parenthood states that “there are many harmful myths about masturbation that may cause us to feel uncomfortable about it. These myths can...
  • 43 Catholic institutions file suits over HHS mandate

    05/21/2012 9:18:10 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 5/21/12 | Ed Morrissey
    Today’s Roman Catholic calendar lists May 21st as the feast day of St. Christopher Magallanes, a martyr killed for celebrating Mass during the Cristero War in Mexico. Perhaps Catholics today may want to recall St. Thomas More — the patron saint of lawyers, who was executed for refusing to agree to a mandate that gave Henry VIII the prerogative of defining religious expression in England. Dozens of Catholic institutions filed lawsuits today against the Department of Health and Human Services over its mandate and its narrow definition of religious practice: Catholic archdioceses and institutions filed suit in federal district courts...
  • NARAL Endorses Obama, Cites “Highlights” of his “accomplishments”

    05/17/2012 5:21:10 PM PDT · by mnehring · 8 replies
    While not exactly something to hold the presses over, NARAL Tuesday endorsed pro-abortion President Barack Obama for a second term.“The difference between President Obama and Mitt Romney on choice is clear and stark,” said NARAL President Nancy Keenan. “We will make sure that voters understand the importance of re-electing President Obama. We are ready to go to battle and work every day to keep a pro-choice leader in the White House.”Keenan went on to emphasize that NARAL “will focus on a key bloc of women voters in battleground states. Choice is the issue that compels this segment to support President...
  • GOP foiled as funds flow to Planned Parenthood

    05/08/2012 11:18:53 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, May 7, 2012 | Paige Winfield Cunningham
    Newly empowered Republicans in states across the country are pushing to kill public contracts with Planned Parenthood, only to find their efforts blocked by the Obama administration and federal courts. In New Hampshire, the administration circumvented officials by awarding a $1 million grant directly to the nation’s largest provider of abortion services after state officials blocked a grant to the organization. Every federal district court that has ruled so far has sided with Planned Parenthood. That has helped the administration, which has threatened to cut off states’ Medicaid funding if they refuse to work with the organization. The clashes have...
  • Catholic church to battle Obama Administration

    05/01/2012 6:15:08 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 8 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 5/1/2012 | Kingsley Guy
    The federal Department of Health and Human Services ignited a political firestorm in January that’s still smoldering when it declared institutions of the Catholic Church would have to include coverage of contraception, sterilization and abortifacients in their employee insurance policies. Most Americans initially backed the church in its contention that the HHS requirement, conjured out of the Affordable Care Act, violated the constitutional guarantee of religious liberty by forcing the church to provide drugs and services that run counter to its moral teachings. So the Obama administration engaged in a sleight-of-hand by declaring a “compromise” in which the insurance companies,...
  • Planned Parenthood’s Bad, Bad Night

    04/26/2012 3:59:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Red State ^ | April 25, 2012 | Marjorie Dannenfelser
    An untold story today following yesterday’s Pennsylvania primaries is what a bad, bad night it was for Planned Parenthood.In Pennsylvania’s 134th House district, they spent an eye-popping $100,000 on a TV ad campaign trying to sink the candidacy of Republican Ryan Mackenzie by linking him to ultrasound legislation that was before the legislature.As Politico noted, this was seen as a trial-balloon of sorts: Most state legislative races and ad campaigns don’t necessarily have any larger resonance, but Democrats have been working to make the ultrasound bill the kind of liability for Republicans in Pennsylvania that a related proposal became for...