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  • Abortion provision stays in health bill

    03/12/2010 5:28:41 AM PST · by freespirited · 17 replies · 619+ views
    House leaders have concluded they cannot change a divisive abortion provision in President Obama's health-care bill and will try to pass the sweeping legislation without the support of ardent anti-abortion Democrats. The approach would skirt a major obstacle for Democratic leaders in the final throes of a yearlong effort to change health care in the United States. But it sets up a risky strategy of trying to round up enough Democrats to overcome, not appease, a small but possibly decisive group of Democratic lawmakers in the House. Democratic leaders are working to rally rank-and-file members around agreements on several complicated...
  • Gallup: Republicans Now Strongly Pro-Life, Democrats Back Abortion

    03/08/2010 1:49:37 PM PST · by julieee · 24 replies · 280+ views ^ | March 8, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Gallup: Republicans Now Strongly Pro-Life, Democrats Back Abortion Washington, DC -- The Gallup polling firm released a new report today looking back at its abortion polling from 1975-2009. It found that, over the last several years, Republicans and Democrats have become more polarized as Republicans move to a pro-life direction and Democrat embrace abortion.
  • NY Archbishop on Outspoken Abortion Teaching: I'm Just Doing My Job

    02/27/2010 3:34:54 PM PST · by NYer · 26 replies · 645+ views
    Life Site News ^ | February 26, 2010 | Kathleen Gilbert
    NEW YORK, February 26, 2010 ( - Following a period of relative silence since his installation last year, New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan eagerly took an opportunity to set forth Church teaching on controversial points, including the forbidding of public honors for pro-abortion politicians, in a recent interview with NY1.  The bishop also asserted that his outspokenness on such issues was simply part of his job as shepherd and teacher of the faith.When NY1 News reporter Roma Torre asked whether a pro-abortion Catholic should be invited to a "Catholic event" such as the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, Dolan's...
  • Pro-Abortion Democrats Renew Threat: No Health Care Bill With Stupak Amendment

    02/26/2010 7:28:14 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies · 618+ views
    Life News ^ | 2/24/10 | Steven Ertelt
    Pro-Abortion Democrats Renew Threat: No Health Care Bill With Stupak Amendmentby Steven Ertelt Editor February 24, 2010 Washington, DC ( -- As the next chapter of the debate over the pro-abortion health care bill begins, pro-abortion House Democrats are renewing their pledge not to support any bill with the Stupak amendment. That's the amendment originally added to the House bill that ban all abortion funding. The Senate did not attach the Stupak amendment to its version of the government-run health care bill and, instead included massive abortion funding and other pro-abortion problems. With the reconciliation push on for the...
  • Newly-Unveiled Obama Health Bill Proposal Even More Pro-Abortion: NRLC

    02/22/2010 3:42:00 PM PST · by wagglebee · 29 replies · 542+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/22/10 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, DC, February 22, 2010 ( - A new health care bill proposed by President Obama Monday threatens to expand abortion even more drastically than the health care bills stymied in Congress over the past several months, says the National Right to Life Committee.The White House is threatening to ram the proposal through the Senate on a 51-vote majority using a tactic known as budget reconciliation.  The process circumvents the need for a filibuster-proof 60-vote majority by placing the health care overhaul under the heading of a "budget" bill."Any member of Congress who votes for the final legislation proposed by...
  • Angry VA Planned Parenthood schedules protests around VA on Monday

    02/19/2010 11:41:55 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 12 replies · 378+ views
    Dear xxxxxx, As you know, Planned Parenthood has been all over the news recently. On Monday, anti-choice members of the House of Delegates amended HB1108, the 'Trust Women, Respect Choice' license plate bill to redirect the funds generated from the sale of the plate to a different organization! This unprecedented and discriminatory action has sparked media coverage, free speech debate, and outrage. Click here to read about the actions of Del. Todd Gilbert and company. Then, to add insult to injury, Del. Bob Marshall (R-13) and anti-choice clergy held a press conference at the General Assembly yesterday. Del. Marshall used...
  • Virginia Legislature Strips Planned Parenthood Funding From its License Plate Bill

    02/17/2010 9:10:18 AM PST · by NYer · 17 replies · 644+ views
    LifeNews ^ | February 16, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Richmond, VA ( -- In what pro-life advocates are hailing as a brilliant legislative move, Virginia lawmakers stripped Planned Parenthood funding from its own bill to sponsor pro-abortion license plates. The plate bill now sends the proceeds from sales of the plate to a state fund that actually helps pregnant women.Money generated from the sales of the “Trust Women, Respect Choice" license plates was intended to go to the Planned Parenthood abortion business.When Democrat Delegate Robert Brink brought up the bill, on the House floor in preparation for today's final vote, the legislation said the Virginia League of Planned Parenthood...
  • Stop Title X Funding

    02/15/2010 4:10:23 AM PST · by Raquel · 2 replies · 200+ views
    Political Blog ^ | February 15, 2010 | Raquel Okyay
    If you call yourself a concerned citizen you should be outraged – I sure am. Now at a time of fiscal crisis when Washington should be tightening its belt and limiting its budget to the essentials, it has proposed an increase in funding (to the tune of $10 million) to an already expensive and dubious program dubbed “Title X”. In the 2010 proposed budget the President wants the tax payer to spend a whopping $327 million in total on “family planning” which includes direct funds to abortions here in the United States and globally, and direct funds to highly controversial...
  • NARAL Seeks Pro-Choice License Plate With Proceeds Going to Planned Parenthood Clinics

    02/15/2010 3:35:17 AM PST · by Man50D · 12 replies · 363+ views ^ | February 12, 2010 | Dena Potter
    Abortion-rights advocates have been unable to halt the "Choose Life" license plate variations in nearly two-dozen states, so now they're working to balance the bumper debate. Activists are pushing a "Trust Women/Respect Choice" license plate in Virginia, which would become only the fourth state to offer a pro-choice plate and the first to require legislative approval for it. Supporters have threatened to sue if lawmakers don't give drivers the option. "We really don't feel like a license plate is the place to be promoting a political agenda," said Tarina Keene, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia. "However, the pro-choice community...
  • Democrats Hold 'Plan B' Over Republicans' Heads Going Into Health Care Talks

    02/12/2010 8:44:03 AM PST · by Kartographer · 28 replies · 1,098+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 2/12/10 | Trish Turner
    Senate Democrats may go into the bipartisan health care reform summit later this month holding a legislative gun to Republicans' heads. Some Democrats are readying a health care reform "Plan B" in case negotiations at the half-day televised forum on Feb. 25 go nowhere.
  • MTV Show 16 and Pregnant Criticized for Not Promoting Teen Abortions

    02/11/2010 3:58:30 PM PST · by wagglebee · 39 replies · 871+ views
    Life News ^ | 2/11/10 | Steven Ertelt
    New York, NY ( -- The hit MTV television show "16 and Pregnant" is back for its controversial second season featuring a new slate of pregnant teenage girls and their stories. The network has never been one to shy away from abortion but one pro-abortion blogger says she's upset the show doesn't promote teen abortions. Blogger Jessica Valenti shows just how pro-abortion the pro-choice movement is because she's upset the show isn't promoting teen abortions and, instead, profiles girls who keep their baby."Where are the pregnant teens who choose not to stay pregnant? Where are the abortions?" she complains. "If...
  • Obama Admin Admits It Tracked Abortion Groups in Wisconsin (Homeland Security)

    02/09/2010 8:21:51 AM PST · by julieee · 105 replies · 4,272+ views ^ | February 9, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Obama Admin Admits It Tracked Abortion Groups in Wisconsin Madison, WI -- The Department of Homeland Security admitted today that it improperly conducted a threat assessment on pro-life groups in Wisconsin. The assessment came before an expected rally last year in response to the University of Wisconsin Hospital board decided to allow abortions.
  • Pro-Aborts Clash over Short, Sweet Tebow Ad

    02/08/2010 10:44:18 AM PST · by Between the Lines · 13 replies · 616+ views
    Life Site News ^ | February 8, 2010 | Kathleen Gilbert
    Considering the abortion lobby's deluge of pre-emptive protest against the Tim Tebow Super Bowl advertisement, sponsored by Focus on the Family, few might have guessed its actual form, first unveiled last night: a clean, simple, family-oriented message that never mentioned abortion. The brief spot, garnished with light humor, left pro-abortion forces so scattered in their effort to respond that one group even called another's harsh criticism of the ad "absurd." The ad took two forms - one that showed during the pre-game show, and an extended version that played during the Super Bowl. The first spot shows Pam Tebow against...
  • Planned Parenthood Pushes Intensive Sex Education for Kids as Young as 10

    02/08/2010 10:38:54 AM PST · by Sopater · 36 replies · 504+ views
    Fox News ^ | Monday, February 08, 2010
    A new report by the International Planned Parenthood Federation is advocating that children as young as 10 be given extensive sex education, including an awareness of sex's pleasures. The report, "Stand and Deliver," charges that religious groups, specifically Catholics and Muslims, deny their young access to comprehensive sexual programs and education. "Young people's sexuality is still contentious for many religious institutions. Fundamentalist and other religious groups — the Catholic Church and madrasas (Islamic Schools) for example — have imposed tremendous barriers that prevent young people, particularly, from obtaining information and services related to sex and reproduction. Currently, many religious teachings...
  • A Super Ad To Counter Tebow: The Blessings Of Abortion

    02/05/2010 8:22:11 PM PST · by j_marie · 23 replies · 1,169+ views
    Articlesbase ^ | 2/5/2010 | Richard Jarzynka
    Pro-choice advocates could counter the Tim Tebow Pro-life Super Bowl ad by producing an ad featuring a woman who tells about the blessings she experienced as a result of choosing to abort.Imagine a woman the age of Tebow's mom speaking eloquently about the many positive effects on her life that resulted from her decision to have an abortion in the late 1980's. How enormously powerful it would be to hear her talk about these issues:
  • Confirmation Hopes May Be Setting for Dawn Johnsen, Radical Pro-Abort Obama Pick

    02/05/2010 4:08:29 PM PST · by wagglebee · 22 replies · 500+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/5/10 | Peter J. Smith
    WASHINGTON, D.C., February 5, 2010 ( – After one year of waiting, Dawn Johnsen, Obama’s radical pro-abortion nominee to head the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC), has seen her chances for Senate confirmation delayed once again. The Senate Judiciary Committee decided on Thursday that they had run out of time to consider her selection and agreed to postpone a vote to a later date. In fact, the sun may be setting altogether on Johnsen’s confirmation hopes, as Senate Republicans have expressed their opposition, and the seating of Massachusetts GOP Sen. Scott Brown brings the word “filibuster” back into the...
  • Clash of the Abortion Titans: Planned Parenthood Launches 'Pro-Choice' Football Ad

    02/05/2010 10:12:07 AM PST · by NYer · 27 replies · 521+ views
    LifeSite ^ | February 5, 2010 | Kathleen Gilbert
    February 4, 2010 ( - Striking back at the pro-life Tim Tebow Super Bowl ad, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America has issued its own abortion-themed football video, claiming that the true lesson of Tebow's story is that society should "respect and trust women" to make the decision to abort their child.  The Washington Post also added to the football-themed abortion debate this week, re-publishing a 1989 video of NFL players who condemned the destruction of unborn life for an American Life League video.The Tebow spot, entitled “Celebrate family, celebrate life," is sponsored by Focus on the Family.  Although details...
  • Why Is NOW So Afraid of a Pro-Life, Pro-Family Ad?

    02/01/2010 4:41:53 PM PST · by rhema · 30 replies · 616+ views ^ | 2/1/10 | Marjorie Dannenfelser
    What is the National Organization for Women afraid of? Apparently a touching story about a courageous woman who chooses life in the face of adversity is just too much to take. And when her football star son decides to share that story on Super Bowl Sunday, well, that goes too far. It’s “divisive.” NOW and its affiliate organizations the Feminist Majority and Women’s Media Center are condemning the Super Bowl advertisement featuring Tim Tebow and his mother Pam, calling it an offensive “anti-choice” ad. Could you imagine anything more ironic? The organization that purports to embrace women and “choice” is...
  • Gloria Allred Threatens CBS For Allowing Tim Tebow [Pro-Life] Super Bowl Ad.(BARF ALERT!)

    02/01/2010 5:21:20 AM PST · by freedomwarrior998 · 74 replies · 2,564+ views
    RadarOnline ^ | 01-29-2010 | Gloria Allred
    Famed womens' rights campaigner and powerhouse attorney Gloria Allred has joined the ever growing hoard of people angered at the CBS network's decision to allow an pro life ad to air during the upcoming Super Bowl on February 7th.
  • The Two Lists: A Former Pro-Choice Atheist Reflects on Sex, Abortion and Anger

    01/28/2010 3:56:54 PM PST · by wagglebee · 21 replies · 919+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/28/10 | Jennifer Fulwiler
    January 28, 2010 ( - Of all the things I remember about the Texas March for Life in Austin last January, the memory that stands out the most is the look on the faces of the counter-protesters who followed us along Congress Avenue and down to the capitol that frosty morning. When I glanced over to see the source of the epithets that were being screamed at us, I met the eyes of one young woman wearing a black bandana over the bottom half of her face. She happened to look over and meet my gaze, and in her...
  • Women's Groups' Pressuring CBS to Scrap Tebow Super Bowl Ad

    01/26/2010 10:36:44 AM PST · by rhema · 30 replies · 1,223+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/26/10 | Tom Blumer
    The story behind Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow's arrival into this world is remarkable. So-called "women's groups" would seem to prefer that as many Americans as possible not know the story about the courageous and faith-based decision Tebow's mother made to carry her pregnancy to term. That's the only plausible reason why they are opposing a 30-second Focus on the Family (FOTF) ad scheduled to air during the Super Bowl. So far, it seems that CBS, which will air the Super Bowl on February 7, seems disinclined to buckle. David Crary's coverage of the story at the Associated Press (from...
  • Heartless Progressives Send Message to Tim Tebow: We Wish You Were Never Born

    01/27/2010 8:55:02 AM PST · by ColdOne · 38 replies · 1,566+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 27, 2010 | Jim Hoft
    They wish he was never born. Heartless progressive women’s groups don’t want Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow to speak. They don’t want him to tell his story. They wish he was never born. The Women’s Media Center and over 30 other liberal and women’s advocacy groups sent a letter to CBS urging the channel not to air a Super Bowl ad about Tim Tebow’s birth. The Heisman Trophy winner and Focus on the Family will air an ad during the game on Tim’s story. Tim Tebow was born on August 14, 1987 in the Philippines to
  • BOOK: John Edwards Wanted Mistress To Abort Their Baby

    01/27/2010 1:22:02 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 37 replies · 1,095+ views
    Radaronline ^ | 01/27/10 | Staff
    When John Edwards discovered that his mistress was pregnant he wanted her to abort their baby and even asked one of his aides to help talk her into doing it. That revelation comes from The Politician, a new book by Andrew Young, Edwards’ long-time aide. Young helped Edwards cover up his cheating scandal and even publicly claimed to be the father of Rielle Hunter’s baby to mislead the press while Edwards ran for president.
  • The Abortion Church

    01/25/2010 10:37:17 AM PST · by Enought · 10 replies · 547+ views
    Exposing the ELCA ^ | 1/25/2010 | Dan Skogen
    The ELCA has a dirty little secret that they hope their membership never finds out about. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America provides for abortions in the medical health coverage, for people and families they employ. They have been doing it from the start, when the ELCA was formed. Over 20 years ago. Our tithes and offerings have went and are going to pay for the killing of unborn children. That's bad, but it gets worse. They allow and pay for abortions for any reason. They don't limit them to only cases where the health of the mother or child...
  • Activists see threat to Roe precedent

    01/22/2010 9:32:15 PM PST · by pissant · 10 replies · 505+ views
    Politico ^ | 1/22/10 | Josh Gerstein
    The Supreme Court’s ruling Thursday overturning a ban on corporate political spending that had been in place for more than a century has left abortion-rights supporters jittery that the justices could be similarly prepared to upend the landmark Roe v. Wade decision the court handed down 37 years ago this week. “Yesterday’s Roberts court decision, which exhibited a stunning disregard for settled law of decades’ standing, is terrifying to those of us who care deeply about the Constitutional protections the court put in place for women’s access to abortion,” said Nancy Northup of the Center for Reproductive Rights. “We are...
  • EMILY's List joins spending spree on Mass. Senate race

    01/14/2010 6:29:56 PM PST · by Lorianne · 10 replies · 471+ views
    The Hill ^ | 13 January 2010 | Sean J. Miller
    EMILY's List is the latest group to announce it's spending money on the Massachusetts Senate race, which had been billed as a foregone conclusion until last week. The group announced today it dropped $250,000 on a radio ad in support of Attorney General Martha Coakley (D). The spot is airing statewide, with a concentration in the Boston market, a source said. In a statement, EMILY's List said the 60-second ad “highlights” state Sen. Scott Brown's (R) “record of voting with the Republican leadership 90% of the time and siding with special interests over Massachusetts families.” That's a popular line of...
  • Is Abortion Allowed In Monaghan’s Ave Maria? (University Honors Tom Golisano)

    01/10/2010 11:55:18 AM PST · by GonzoII · 7 replies · 689+ views
    The Wanderer ^ | Top Stories for Thursday, January 14th, 2010 | MARIELENA MONTESINO de STUART
    Is Abortion Allowed In Monaghan’s Ave Maria? By MARIELENA MONTESINO de STUART“Now a lie is directly opposed to truth. Therefore dissimulation or hypocrisy is also” — St. Thomas Aquinas.Appearances Are DeceivingAppearances are deceiving — and such is the case in the Town of Ave Maria — a town named after the moment of conception of Our Lord and after the Blessed Virgin Mary.On November 5, 2009, during a press conference at Ave Maria University, the administration, various faculty members, and selected students proudly honored and gave a standing ovation to Tom Golisano, a billionaire with a long history of supporting...
  • NARAL Honors Late-Term Abortion Practitioner LeRoy Carhart With 2009 Award

    01/06/2010 4:36:54 PM PST · by wagglebee · 10 replies · 610+ views
    Life News ^ | 1/6/10 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- Top pro-abortion group NARAL is honoring a late-term abortion practitioner who has put women's health at risk with its 2009 Hero award after its members voted for him for the honor. The award vote gave its members chance to vote on their favorite abortion advocate and the pro-life advocate they despised most. Carhart is the Omaha, Nebraska-based abortion practitioner who has attempted to step into the shoes of late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller of Kansas, who was shot and killed earlier this year.NARAL announced the award this afternoon and said the pro-abortion activists were "united" in...
  • Pelosi: Bishop Has Tried To Change My Mind

    12/29/2009 12:58:07 PM PST · by NYer · 31 replies · 953+ views
    CMR ^ | December 29, 2009 | Patrick Archbold
    In an interview with Newsweek's Eleanor Clift, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi criticized the Church for its position on abortion and gays rights and stated that her Bishop has "tried to change my mind" Pelosi responds to questions about abortion in the health-care bill and her insistence that the original pre-Stupak bill did not fund abortion and says of the Bishops "they are not willing to accept facts." It was reported that you were negotiating with the conference of bishops. I talked to one of the cardinals. I said to him that I believe that what we are doing...
  • Senator: Pro-Abortion Democrats Will Dominate Health Care Conference Committee

    12/30/2009 2:33:40 PM PST · by Def Conservative · 1 replies · 305+ views
    Senator Charles Grassley is confirming the expectation that the conference committee that will meet to reconcile the differences in the congressional health care bills will be dominated by abortion advocates. If so, the Senate language funding abortions may emerge in the final legislation. With the House and Senate approving divergent bills, a conference committee must meet to hammer out the final measure for each chamber to vote on before it can go to President Barack Obama. The Senate measure current funds abortions and paves the way for forcing insurance companies to pay for abortions while the House measure has the...
  • Sen. Casey abandons dad's legacy

    12/24/2009 9:08:30 PM PST · by Born Conservative · 11 replies · 682+ views
    Water Cooler/Washington Times ^ | 12/23/2009 | Kerry Picket
    Senator Bob Casey Jr. (D - PA), who came to office as a pro-life Democrat in 2006 under the banner that he would continue his father's fight in pro-life causes has turned out to be pretty disappointing. When asked by the Washington Times on Tuesday what he thought his father, the late Bob Casey Sr., former governor of Pennsylvania from 1987 to 1995, would think of the abortion issue in the health care bill.: "I have no way of knowing. We’re dealing with something here which is unusual and unprecedented. We’ve had year to year appropriation bills where the Hyde...
  • Stupak, working with GOP, trying to sink Nelson's abortion compromise

    12/19/2009 11:09:42 AM PST · by BP2 · 116 replies · 5,515+ views
    Politico ^ | 12/19/09 1:51 PM EST | Ben Smith
    An aide to Rep. Bart Stupak (D. Mich.) coordinated opposition to a Senate compromise on the place of abortion in health care legislation this morning with the Republican Senate leadership, the Conference Catholic Bishops, and other anti-abortion groups, according to a chain of frantic emails obtained this morning by POLITICO. The emails show that Stupak — who has so far remained silent on language accepted by Senator Ben Nelson (D. Neb.) and faces intense pressure from the White House to accept it — is already working behind the scenes to oppose the compromise. They also demonstrate a previously unseen...
  • Chambliss: Abortion compromise 'sets up a Supreme Court challenge'

    12/19/2009 10:31:31 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies · 1,787+ views
    Chambliss: Abortion compromise 'sets up a Supreme Court challenge' By Michael O'Brien - 12/19/09 12:38 PM ET The Senate healthcare bill's language on abortion "sets up a Supreme Court challenge," one senator warned Saturday. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) asserted that the compromise on abortion contained within the bill, which would seek to segregate federal funds from subsidizing health plans covering abortion, is unconstitutional. "What this provision does that Sen. Nelson negotiated sets up a Supreme Court challenge. Roe v. Wade's pretty clear on federal funding for abortion," Chambliss said at a Capitol Hill press conference early this afternoon. The compromise...
  • Senator Barbara Boxer Compares Abortion to Viagra

    12/10/2009 1:00:27 AM PST · by calfit32 · 21 replies · 744+ views
    BlogCritics in Politics ^ | Dec 09, 2009 at 4:07 pm | Christine Lakatos
    “The men who have brought us this [amendment] don’t single out a procedure that is used by a man, or a drug that is used by a man, that involves his reproductive health care, and say they have to get a special rider...There is nothing in this amendment that says if a man some day wants to buy Viagra, for example, that his pharmaceutical coverage cannot cover it, that he has to buy a rider.” This is the latest drivel in the health care debate brought to the Senate floor by Barbara Boxer this past Monday in response to the...
  • Barbara Boxer Compares Viagra to Abortion - Video

    12/08/2009 3:42:19 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 19 replies · 638+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 08, 2009 | Michael
    Here is video of Barbara Boxer comparing insurance which covers Viagra to justify why government health insurance should cover abortion...(Video)Boxer said "is it fair to say to a man "you're going to have to buy a rider to buy Viagra and this will be public information to be accessed?" No, I don't support that. I support a man's privacy, just as I support a woman's privacy, so it's very clear to me that this amendment would be the biggest rollback to a woman's right to choose in decades." Boxer was speaking against an amendment proposed to the Senate health bill...
  • BREAKING: Senate rejects Nelson amendment on abortion (More to come...)

    12/08/2009 2:41:07 PM PST · by JerseyRepub · 149 replies · 9,499+ views
    Senate rejects Nelson amendment on abortion
  • Planned Parenthood license plates to be offered in VA (BARF alert)

    12/08/2009 7:52:19 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 20 replies · 1,032+ views
    Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia is pleased to announce that Virginia's pro-choice license plate will soon be available for pre-order. The proceeds from the sale of these plates will go to Planned Parenthood affiliates in Virginia to provide comprehensive, reproductive health care, like annual gynecological exams and sexually transmitted infection testing. In order to move forward with the license plates, we must pre-sell 350 plates. We hope that you will be one of the many proud Virginians displaying the plate. To see a preview of the license plate, please click here. When the plate goes on sale, it can be...
  • Boxer: Abortion-rights foes showing 'lack of respect' for women

    12/07/2009 6:16:30 PM PST · by SmithL · 55 replies · 1,730+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 12/7/9 | Dan Smith, Bee Capitol Bureau Chief
    WASHINGTON -- California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer said Monday that abortion-rights foes in the U.S. Senate are showing "a lack of respect" for women by promoting legislation that would limit abortions. "Please don't single out women," Boxer said in a speech on the Senate floor. "What have women done to deserve this? ... Why have such a lack of respect for them?" Boxer made the remarks as the Senate prepared to vote on an amendment by Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska that would prohibit any insurance company from offering plans to cover abortion services if they receive federal subsidies.
  • President Obama Again Violates No Abortion Funds Pledge by Backing Senate Bill

    12/07/2009 4:06:44 PM PST · by wagglebee · 11 replies · 369+ views
    Life News ^ | 12/7/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- President Barack Obama told the American people in a national speech in September that "my" health care plan would not include taxpayer funding of abortion. Obama broke that pledge once by lobbying members of the House to support a pro-abortion funding bill and he did it again this weekend in the Senate. Obama met with Senate Democrats in a closed door session on Sunday and told them to support the Harry Reid-sponsored bill that includes massive abortion funding and could force insurance companies to cover abortions with taxpayer's premiums.Although the media wasn't allowed into the...
  • United Church of Christ, Methodist, Episcopal, Presbyterians OK Abortion Funding

    12/07/2009 4:10:53 PM PST · by wagglebee · 70 replies · 1,802+ views
    Life News ^ | 12/7/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- A collection of pro-abortion religious groups authored a letter today to members of the Senate that essentially places them on record supporting taxpayer funding of abortions. The letter expresses their opposition to the Nelson amendment, released today, to remove abortion funding from the Senate government-run health care bill. The Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), United Church of Christ, and United Methodist Church are the four mainline protestant denominations to sign the letter asking lawmakers to oppose the Nelson amendment.They are joined by the Disciples Justice Action Center, NA'AMAT USA, the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, a...
  • Religious Leader Tells Planned Parenthood Rally Abortion a "God-Given Right"

    12/03/2009 4:01:19 PM PST · by wagglebee · 37 replies · 832+ views
    Life News ^ | 12/3/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- During the rally yesterday sponsored by the Planned Parenthood abortion business and other leading pro-abortion groups, Rev. Carlton Veazy told the small gathering of hardcore activists that abortion is a "God-given right." Veazy is the head of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice.The rally was a time for abortion advocates to rally together to press for taxpayer funding of abortions and saw a small crowd of just a few hundred people -- compared to the 100,000 or more who attend the March for Life.Veazy was the closing speaker for the Stop Stupak rally and he told...
  • The Aging Generation of "Choice"

    12/01/2009 12:25:56 PM PST · by rhema · 53 replies · 1,503+ views
    The die-hard days of radical pro-abortion feminism are disappearing. The era of "choice," "reproductive freedom," and "women's rights," are fading as the most adamant pro-abortion activists age. Sheryl Stolberg writes in her new piece at the New York Times of a "generational divide" among those in the pro-abortion camp: “The language and values, if you are older, [are] around the right to control your own body, reproductive freedom, sexual liberation as empowerment,” said Anna Greenberg [a Democratic pollster who studies attitudes toward abortion]. “That is a baby-boom generation way of thinking. If you look at people under 30, that is...
  • Planned Parenthood Thanksgiving Dinner Conversation Guide: Promote Abortion

    11/25/2009 4:34:43 PM PST · by wagglebee · 24 replies · 1,009+ views
    Life News ^ | 11/25/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- When Americans gather around their dinner tables with friends and family tomorrow to celebrate Thanksgiving, they will catch up on the latest family chatter and probably talk about sports and the weather. But, Planned Parenthood's president has a suggestion for those who need a topic for discussion. In an email today to supporters of the abortion business, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards unveiled her own Thanksgiving dinner conversation guide. "I don't know how things are at your Thanksgiving table, but in my house we don't just make small talk," she writes, saying she is "committed to...
  • Kennedy: Barred from Communion

    11/22/2009 11:00:13 AM PST · by Pope Pius XII · 37 replies · 1,063+ views ^ | November 22, 2009 | John E. Mulligan
    WASHINGTON — Providence Bishop Thomas J. Tobin has forbidden Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy to receive the Roman Catholic sacrament of Holy Communion because of his advocacy of abortion rights, the Rhode Island Democrat said Friday. “The bishop instructed me not to take Communion and said that he has instructed the diocesan priests not to give me Communion,” Kennedy said in a telephone interview. Kennedy said the bishop had explained the penalty by telling him “that I am not a good practicing Catholic because of the positions that I’ve taken as a public official,” particularly on abortion. He declined to say...
  • Report: Patrick Kennedy barred from communion by bishop

    11/22/2009 3:46:19 AM PST · by Andy'smom · 37 replies · 1,469+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 10/22//2009
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rep. Patrick Kennedy says Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin has barred him from receiving communion because of his support of abortion rights. The Providence Journal reports on its Web site Sunday that Kennedy said in an interview that Tobin issued the order during discussions with the Democratic lawmaker, further escalating a simmering ideological dispute between the two men. Under church rules, Tobin can prevent Kennedy from receiving communion within his diocese, which covers Rhode Island. It’s unclear whether bishops outside Rhode Island will take the same path.
  • Catholic Church takes on Kennedy (at last) over abortion, bars him from Communion

    11/22/2009 8:30:15 AM PST · by noozguy1 · 16 replies · 845+ views ^ | 11/22/2009 | Kelly Fincham
    Congressman Patrick Kennedy has been barred from receiving Communion by his Bishop in Rhode Island. Bishop Thomas Tobin has barred Patrick, the son of the late Senator Edward Kennedy, because of his position on abortion rights.
  • Dems may lose Catholics over abortion

    11/15/2009 6:28:02 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 84 replies · 1,883+ views ^ | Nov. 15, 2009 | JEANNE CUMMINGS
    By teeing up a public battle over abortion in the health care bill now before the Senate, congressional Democrats could be risking more than just the fate of the legislation. Hanging in the balance are millions of Catholic swing voters who moved decisively to the Democrats in 2008 and who could shift away just as readily in 2010. According to exit polls, President Barack Obama won the support of 53 percent of Catholic voters, a seven-point increase over the showing of the Democrats’ 2004 nominee, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), a Catholic. Among Latino Catholics, who are often more conservative than...
  • Pro-abortion Emily's List Endorses Catholic Politicians [eight Catholics endorsed for 2010]

    11/06/2009 8:55:39 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 3 replies · 373+ views ^ | Lisa Correnti
    Emily's List spends millions of dollars supporting the campaigns of pro-abortion rights women. They advocate for complete and unrestricted access to abortion. EMILY's List boasts that they are the largest political action committee (PAC) with more than 100,000 members. Since its founding in 1985, EMILY's List has raised over $240 million and claims to have helped elect 80 pro-choice Democratic women to the U.S. House, 15 to the U.S. Senate, and nine women Governors to state houses. Pro-abortion women candidates benefit greatly when landing an endorsement from Emily's List. For the 2007-2008 election cycle, Emily's List raised $43 million to...

    10/30/2009 1:53:10 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 18 replies · 1,293+ views
    NRO/ The Lid ^ | 10/30/09 | The Lid
    Tomorrow millions of children across America will be putting on their scariest costumes and going door to door asking for candy. Its that Halloween time of the year once again. An whether you are a parent or not, or whether your children go "trick or treating" or not, I guarantee that your house is going to be swarmed by lots of little ghosts, goblins, spider-men and Pink Power Rangers. Many of the visitors will be carrying the little orange UNICEF boxes, when you see them give up the candy, but please DON'T GIVE ANY MONEY TO UNICEF !! UNICEF money...
  • Planned Parenthood of VA endorses Shannon for AG (BARF ALERT)

    10/29/2009 12:20:55 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 8 replies · 641+ views
    Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia endorses Steve Shannon for Virginia attorney general. Women are counting on you — don't forget to vote on November 3! Dear xxxx, The stakes are high in this election. As a trusted advocate for tens of thousands of women and young adults who need critical health care and education, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia has a strong interest in electing an attorney general who supports women's health and reproductive rights. This fall, there is only one candidate that fits that description: Steve Shannon. Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia (PPAV) enthusiastically endorses Steve Shannon for the...