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  • Sandra Fluke’s Appearance Is No Fluke

    03/03/2012 8:10:08 AM PST · by yellowhammer · 158 replies
    jammiewf.com ^ | March 2 , 2012 | Just a grunt
    <p>In other words, folks, you are being played. She has been an activist all along and the Dems were just waiting for the appropriate time to play her.</p>
  • Santorum Speaks at GOP Dinner in Ohio

    03/03/2012 5:45:54 AM PST · by Elvina · 27 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | 3/2/12 | C-SPAN
    WASHINGTON, DC Friday, March 2, 2012 GOP Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum delivered the keynote speech at the Lake County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner in Eastlake, Ohio. He was introduced by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, who made opening remarks. The latest Ohio Poll, conducted by the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Cincinnati, shows Rick Santorum leads Mitt Romney 37 to 26 percent in Ohio's Super Tuesday Republican primary.
  • Andrew Breitbart's final message to the left

    03/03/2012 5:04:57 AM PST · by rhema · 33 replies
    Mpls Star Tribune ^ | 3/2/12 | STAR PARKER
    If you think about it, Andrew Breitbart's untimely passing from this life, at age 43, might be seen as the ultimate message that this man of media could deliver. Breitbart famously used his media talent, particularly his facility with new media and new journalism, to fight the agenda of the left. And what could strike more effectively at the heart of the left's premises than the inscrutable death of a young and prodigiously talented, successful man -- a husband and father to four young children -- who still was scaling the heights of achievement? The inconceivable and unanticipated are the...
  • Artificial nutrition and hydration should normally be withdrawn, says doctor

    03/02/2012 4:38:35 PM PST · by wagglebee · 77 replies
    BioEdge ^ | 3/2/12 | Michael Cook
    An American doctor argues in the latest issue of the leading journal Bioethics that artificial nutrition and hydration should be withdrawn from all patients in a permanent vegetative state – unless there is clear evidence that they want to be kept alive. Dr Catherine Constable, of New York University School of Medicine, studied bioethics at the Ethox Centre at Oxford University. She argues that the current presumption in favour of maintaining ANH is misguided. It is not in the interests of the patient nor, because of its cost, in the interest of society.However, her argument is not based upon cost,...
  • Not Your Grandfather's Southern Baptist [SBC poised to elect first black president]

    03/02/2012 3:03:58 PM PST · by rhema · 27 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | NAOMI SCHAEFER RILEY
    For months, the leadership of the Southern Baptist Convention has been debating whether to drop the word "Southern" from its name. But last week, citing the hassle and expense, leaders abandoned this attempt to scrub the racial overtones from the convention's image. As it turns out, the SBC is poised to do something much more significant. Meet the Rev. Fred Luter Jr., pastor of New Orleans's 4,500-member Franklin Avenue Baptist Church—and the man who this spring will likely become the first black president of the Southern Baptist Convention. He announced last month that he was putting himself in the running,...
  • Woman called 'slut' by Limbaugh is 'stunned, outraged'

    03/02/2012 10:07:46 AM PST · by South40 · 271 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 3/2/2012 | Halimah Abdullah
    The ongoing debate over birth control took a particularly nasty turn recently when conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh called Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and “prostitute” for speaking out about the issue. Fluke, a birth control activist, spoke with TODAY’s Matt Lauer about Limbaugh’s comments and the failure of a GOP-sponsored amendment that would have allowed employers at religious institutions to opt out of providing contraception in health plans.
  • How Some Kids With A Van Are Changing The Pro-Life Movement

    03/01/2012 3:23:25 PM PST · by rhema · 8 replies · 6+ views
    LiveAction.org ^ | 3/1/12 | Kristen Walker
    [ . . . ] Here’s what happens: a woman is walking up to an abortion clinic. She is approached by Dave or Daryl or another member of Save the Storks. “Hi, how are you? Would you like a free ultrasound?” This is the approach. There is no dangling rosary, no graphic pamphlet, no doom-and-gloom. Just an offer of free help from a non-threatening, friendly, smiling young person. And then there is the Stork bus. . . . [ . . . ] The Stork bus . . . is a bright, lovely blue on the outside, and the inside...
  • ‘Cookies for Life’: 10-year-old ex-Girl Scout raises thousands for pro-life with home-baked cookies

    BOISE, Idaho, March 1, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – When Grace Swanke, 10, found out that Girl Scouts is entangled with Planned Parenthood, not only did she decide to quit her troop, but as someone who loved to sell cookies, she decided to make and sell her own brand of cookie, but with a pro-life twist. “The thing I enjoyed most about the girl scouts was selling cookies, and then I realized I could still sell cookies, I just had to bake them myself,” Grace told LifeSiteNews. Several years ago, a significant number of Girl Scout councils nationwide admitted to partnering with...
  • Thirteen Catholic Senators Stab The Church In The Back

    03/01/2012 12:29:13 PM PST · by ElIguana · 20 replies · 6+ views
    America's Conservative News ^ | 03/01/2012 | America's Conservative News
    (America's Conservative News) You've already heard that the United States Senate (51-48) derailed an amendment by Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) that would have reversed the Obama HHS mandate and restored the religious liberty protections for employers who don’t want to be forced to cover abortion, sterilization and birth control under employee health care plans. However, what you have not heard is is that 13 od the 24 Catholics in the United States Senate sided with the Obama Regime and against the Catholic Church in an effort to derail the Blunt Amendment. The 13 Senators who voted against the Blunt Amendment...
  • Arlington Democrat Delegate Brink calls prolife supporters "buffoons"

    03/01/2012 10:59:41 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 8 replies
    email from FF
    Action Alert: Have you had enough? The relentless rhetorical onslaught against your values continues in Richmond, and just when you thought liberals couldn’t stoop any lower comes the diatribe on the House floor on Monday by Delegate Robert Brink (D-48, Arlington). According to Brink, legislators who support your values in the face of media ridicule – the sanctity of human life, the importance of marriage and religious liberty – are “ignorant, backward-looking buffoons.” They must be, according to Brink, because Saturday Night Live says so! Implied, of course, is that you too are buffoons, because you dare believe that an...
  • Priest To Planned Parenthood: ‘Here Comes The Catholic Church’

    03/01/2012 9:33:00 AM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies · 9+ views
    In response to Planned Parenthood President Celia Richard's call for like-minded women to release videos supporting birth control insurance coverage mandates in their "We Have A Say" campaign, Father John Hollowell released his own "I Have A Say" video. "Thanks to you, many have not had a say. You better knock us out now...Because, Cecile, I promise you: Here comes the Catholic Church," Hollowell said. Excellent video at link!
  • Ethicists call for killing of newborns to be made legal

    02/29/2012 11:57:06 AM PST · by NYer · 60 replies · 1+ views
    Catholic Herald ^ | February 29, 2012 | Madeleine TEAHAN
    Professors from Milan and Oxford argue that 'foetuses and newborns do not have the same moral status as actual persons'Professors from Milan and Oxford argue that 'foetuses and newborns do not have the same moral status as actual persons' (PA photo)A leading British medical journal has published an article calling for the introduction of infanticide for social and medical reasons.The article in the Journal of Medical Ethics, entitled “After-birth abortion: why should the baby live?” states in its abstract: “After-birth abortion (killing a newborn) should be permissible in all cases where abortion is, including cases where the newborn is not...
  • Dutch Mobile Euthanasia Clinic Ready To Go [Will assist patients when doctors refuse Life End]

    02/29/2012 5:05:19 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 12 replies
    Gobal Post ^ | February 29, 2012 19:37 | Hélčne Hofman
    Life-end Clinic will send teams to the homes of patients' whose doctors refuse to carry out the procedure A mobile euthanasia clinic will begin operating in the Netherlands on Thursday, to assist patients' whose own doctor refuse to carry out the procedure. According to the AFP news agency, the the Levenseindekliniek (Life-end clinic) has prepared several teams made up of a specially-trained doctor and nurse to attend to patients in their homes. "People who think they comply with the criteria for euthanasia can register," the Right To Die Netherlands (NVVE) spokeswoman Walburg de Jong is quoted as saying. "If they...
  • Rush: Obama’s infanticide vote ‘most shocking, underreported, significant story I can ever remember’

    02/29/2012 2:55:56 PM PST · by NYer · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | February 24, 2012 | BEN JOHNSON
    Rush Limbaugh PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, February 24, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – The nation’s number one talk show host drew attention to Barack Obama’s history of supporting infanticide on Friday’s show. Discussing this week’s CNN debate in Mesa, Arizona, Rush Limbaugh told his listeners said the president’s vote against the Illinois version of the Born Alive Infant Protection Act in 2001, 2002, and 2003 amounted to “the most shocking and underreported significant story I can ever remember.” Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich raised the issue of Obama’s support for infanticide after CNN debate moderator John King asked the presidential hopefuls a question...
  • House Cmte Votes to Repeal IPAB, Obama’s “Death Panels”

    02/29/2012 3:53:55 PM PST · by wagglebee · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Life News ^ | 2/29/12 | Steven Ertelt
    Lawmakers on a House health subcommittee began the process of reversing one of the more contentious parts of Obamacare today as they approved bipartisan legislation to repeal the cost control board that has been derisively called “death panels” by detractors.The Energy and Commerce Health subcommittee voted 17-5, according to a report in The Hill, with pro-abortion lawmakers Rep. Frank Pallone of New Jersey and Rep. Edolphus Towns joining with Republicans to vote to end the Independent Payment Advisory Board. Votes in full committee and on the House floor to repeal the board from Obamacare are expected by the end of...
  • Dear physician: The $30 I spent on getting sterilized was the worst money I ever spent

    The Obama Administration is mandating that all insurance providers provide free FDA approved birth control methods to women as well as permanent sterilization procedures. Besides the documented physical harm that hormonal birth control and sterilization does to a woman’s body, there is also another effect that it has which often carries a much high cost: emotional pain and regret. The department of Health and Human Services ignores the post contraceptive regrets of women who later mourn the children they willingly prevented. Below is one woman’s powerful story of the profound regret that came after being offered permanent sterilization by her...
  • Journal editor defends pro-infanticide piece: Killing newborns is already legal in Holland

    February 28, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The editor of an ethics journal that recently published an article advocating infanticide (what the authors call “post-birth abortion”), has responded to widespread criticism by pointing out that promoting the killing of newborns is nothing new: in fact, in the Netherlands infant euthanasia is already legal and practiced. Editor Julian Savulescu also criticizes what he calls the “hate speech” directed at the authors of the article, arguing that the public’s response to the piece shows that “proper academic discussion and freedom are under threat from fanatics opposed to the very values of a liberal society.”...
  • British court rules Catholic midwives can be forced to participate in abortions

    EDINBURGH, U.K., February 29, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Judgment was handed down today in the case of two senior midwives from Glasgow who have a conscientious objection to abortion. The midwives have been told that they must accept the decision of their hospital management that they must oversee other midwives performing abortions on the labour ward. Lady Smith, judge in the Court of Session in Edinburgh, ruled that the senior midwives’ role is not covered by the conscience clause in the Abortion Act. Both the midwives have served for over 20 years at the Southern General Hospital, caring for many thousands...
  • Chicago's Cardinal Warns Of An ObamaCare Gulag

    02/29/2012 1:14:30 PM PST · by raptor22 · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 29, 2012 | IBD staff
    First Amendment: The ex-head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops compares the administration take on freedom of worship to the Soviet Union's and says its contraceptive mandate will force church hospitals to close. On the first Sunday of Lent, Chicago's Francis Cardinal George issued his version of the letter issued by the USCCB he recently led. It shredded assurances by the administration that things could be worked out so that religious freedom would not be impaired and painted a bleak future that just might be the administration's intent. Going a bit further than his peers, Cardinal George essentially rejected...
  • Killing babies no different from abortion, experts say

    02/29/2012 12:48:43 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 86 replies · 4+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | February 29, 2012 | Stephen Adams
    The article, published in the Journal of Medical Ethics, says newborn babies are not “actual persons” and do not have a “moral right to life”. The academics also argue that parents should be able to have their baby killed if it turns out to be disabled when it is born. The journal’s editor, Prof Julian Savulescu, director of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, said the article's authors had received death threats since publishing the article. He said those who made abusive and threatening posts about the study were “fanatics opposed to the very values of a liberal society”....
  • Set the Captives Free: Why (and How) Abortion Should Be Talked About in Church

    02/29/2012 6:52:43 AM PST · by rhema · 2 replies
    He Leapt ^ | 2/25/12
    "Kristen decided to share her secret with someone she trusted, a youth pastor. He told her something that forever changed her life and the life of her baby. 'Abortion is not an option,' he said. 'Two wrongs don’t make a right.' The kind pastor suggested that adoption would be a more loving option. 'His words reminded me that this was a baby we were talking about.'" --Peter Baklinski, LifeSiteNews.com, February 20, 2012 Not all Christian pastors would have spoken these words to Kristen, and not all Christian denominations teach their clergy to counsel in this way. I know this, tragically,...
  • Clarification of Status of Priests for Life

    02/29/2012 6:40:21 AM PST · by topher · 1 replies
    Clarification of Status of Priests for Life Regarding Priests for Life’s canonical status within the Catholic Church: Priests for Life is a Private Association of the Christian Faithful, which received its canonical recognition and approbation from Archbishop John Quinn of San Francisco on April 30th 1991. Priests for Life is recognized as a valid apostolate to which bishops and religious superiors may assign priests full time and part time; it is recognized by the Vatican as an entity with which various dicasteries actively collaborate; it is recognized by bishops around the world as they invite us into their dioceses to...
  • Ethicists Argue in Favor of ‘After-Birth Abortions‘ as Newborns ’Are Not Persons’

    02/27/2012 5:18:33 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 59 replies · 4+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 02-27-12 | Liz Klimas
    Two ethicists working with Australian universities argue in the latest online edition of the Journal of Medical Ethics that if abortion of a fetus is allowable, so to should be the termination of a newborn. Alberto Giubilini with Monash University in Melbourne and Francesca Minerva at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne write that in “circumstances occur[ing] after birth such that they would have justified abortion, what we call after-birth abortion should be permissible.” The two are quick to note that they prefer the term “after-birth abortion“ as opposed to ”infanticide.” Why? Because...
  • Texas Jumps on the Planned Parenthood Banned Wagon

    02/27/2012 4:42:36 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 20 replies · 1+ views
    FRC - Email | Tony Perkins
    Texas is going ahead with its secession plan--from Planned Parenthood. Late last year, the state quit its partnership with the abortion tycoons, dropping Planned Parenthood from its lucrative contract under Texas's Women's Health Program. Attorney General Greg Abbott and state legislators were adamant that health providers who offered abortions had no business participating in the program. With $16 million up for grabs, leaders passed an outright ban on Planned Parenthood, ending its eligibility for the state's Medicaid funding. That didn't sit well with the Obama administration, which swooped into Texas and demanded the state reconsider. When it wouldn't, officials with...
  • ‘Choosing Joy’: Baby Abby was only given a ‘slim chance’ of survival, but abortion wasn’t an option

    02/27/2012 4:28:13 PM PST · by wagglebee · 8 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/27/12 | Peter Baklinski
    BALTIMORE, Maryland, February 27, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Julie Leach could not shake off that uneasy feeling. She and her husband Matt had witnessed the number of pictures the sonographer had taken of their 20-week-old baby. Now Julie felt that something must surely be wrong. Matt tried to reassure his wife that the baby was probably in a weird position and that it had been difficult for the doctor to get the right picture. But Julie’s intuition was right. Matt and Julie Leach with their son Caleb and daughter Abby. A call from the doctor’s office the next day revealed that...
  • Latest scientific 'game-changer' in abortion debate will send ended pregnancies soaring

    02/27/2012 6:36:19 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 2/27/2012 | Lisa M. Krieger
    Full title: Latest scientific 'game-changer' in abortion debate, out this week, will send ended pregnancies soaring but prevent heartache, suffering Raising the prospect of a world without birth defects, a Stanford-created blood test that can detect Down syndrome and two other major genetic defects very early in a woman's pregnancy will be available this week. The simple blood test spares women the risk and heartache of later and more invasive tests like amniocentesis. But it has startling social implications — heralding a not-distant future when many fetal traits, from deadly disease to hair color, are known promptly after conception when...
  • Wesley J. Smith: Euthanizing the Mentally Ill in the Netherlands

    02/26/2012 11:08:00 AM PST · by wagglebee · 15 replies · 1+ views
    First Things/Secondhand Smoke ^ | 2/22/12 | Wesley J. Smith
    The latest report from the Netherlands on euthanasia practice includes a case study of a woman killed by her psychiatrist solely due to mental illness, specifically, depression. From the Regional Committees Annual Report 2010: More than four years before the patient died she was diagnosed with vital depression. Her medical history reveals recurring episodes of depression, which were difficult to treat, from 1980 onwards. Apart from a period of several months, she was in hospital from 2005 until she died. Since her depression failed to respond to the various treatments, a psychiatrist working at a teaching hospital was asked for...
  • The Argument Against Abortion from Metaphysics

    02/26/2012 8:59:20 AM PST · by rhema · 11 replies
    Liveaction ^ | February 26th, 2012 | Matthias
    I think it would be useful to look at the philosophical basis for defending the right to life of unborn babies from the branch of philosophy called metaphysics. Metaphysics isn’t actually as abstract as it sounds. Essentially it’s just the thinking of being, of existence. Everyone is really capable of metaphysics; whenever we consider the existence of things, how things exist, whenever we know some thing and consider what is – we’re doing metaphysics. It’s actually impossible for any thinking person not to do metaphysics. If we never considered things with being, we would never consider anything. My point is:...
  • Obama caught on tape arguing against giving medical attention to aborted babies

    02/25/2012 9:39:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Jill Stanek ^ | April 4, 2002 | Jill Stanek
    The IL General Assembly destroys audiotapes of its floor debates after transcripts have been written. That is why there is precious little audio, if any, of Barack Obama as state senator making any speeches. But a pro-life sleuth has found a short audio clip on the Chicago Tribune website of Obama arguing on the IL Senate floor on April 4, 2002, against Senate Bill B1663, a companion bill to the Born Alive Infants Protection Act that would have required an abortionist to call a second physician to assess a baby aborted alive.
  • In The Third World, Unwanted Baby Girls 'Disappear’. It’s Called Gendercide. And It’s Happening...

    02/25/2012 5:41:16 PM PST · by Steelfish · 40 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | February 24, 2012 | Allison Pearson
    In The Third World, Unwanted Baby Girls 'Disappear’. It’s Called Gendercide. And It’s Happening In This Country, Too Those who abort unwanted babies because of gender should feel the full force of the law. Prabha Sivaraman, who works for Pall Mall Medical in Manchester, filmed during a consultation with a pregnant woman By Allison Pearson 24 Feb 2012 In a children’s playground in Manhattan’s Central Park on a glorious, quickening spring Saturday, much like today, I was with my daughter by the climbing frame when a massed battalion of buggies came through the gates. The parents unleashed their precious cargo...
  • Dem.Kaine crows about killing personhood bills, wants minions to kill ultrasound too (BARF ALERT)

    02/25/2012 5:00:45 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 6 replies
    email from timmy
    1 down, 1 to go Friend-- You did it -- the first of two divisive pieces of legislation that target Virginia women has been stopped in the General Assembly. But we can't stop now. We need to keep up public pressure and send a message, loud and clear, that we want our elected officials to focus on growing the economy, not on wedge social issues. Yesterday, Republicans in Virginia abandoned "personhood" legislation that could ultimately outlaw certain forms of contraception. Now we need to stop the unnecessary ultrasound bill. The bill is in the Senate and will likely be brought...
  • Ethicists give thumbs-up to infanticide

    02/25/2012 1:12:19 PM PST · by wagglebee · 49 replies
    BioEdge ^ | 2/25/12 | Michael Cook
    If abortion, why not infanticide? This leading question is often treated as a canard by supporters of abortion. However, it is seriously argued by two Italian utilitarians and published online in the prestigious Journal of Medical Ethics this week. Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva are associated respectively with Monash University, in Melbourne, Australia, and with the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, in the UK.They argue that both the fetus and the new-born infant are only potential persons without any interests. Therefore the interests of the persons involved with them are paramount until some indefinite time after birth. To emphasise...
  • Bill to Allow Organ Farming from Unconscious Patients!

    02/24/2012 4:10:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    First Things ^ | February 23, 2012 | Wesley J. Smith
    Good grief! A Maryland state legislator has filed a bill that would allow surrogate decision makers to “donate” kidneys and liver lobes. From HB 449: THIS SUBSECTION APPLIES ONLY TO A PATIENT WHO HAS BEEN CERTIFIED UNDER § 5–606(B) OF THIS SUBTITLE TO BE IN A PERSISTENT 8 VEGETATIVE STATE. (3) A PERSON AUTHORIZED TO MAKE HEALTH CARE DECISIONS FOR ANOTHER UNDER THIS SECTION MAY AUTHORIZE THE DONATION OF A NONVITAL ORGAN IF THE DONATION IS BASED ON: (I) THE WISHES OF THE PATIENT AS PREVIOUSLY EXPRESSED BY THE PATIENT; OR (II) A DETERMINATION BY THE SURROGATE THAT THE DONATION...
  • Mother: There’s Nothing “Down” About Down Syndrome!

    02/24/2012 4:36:29 PM PST · by wagglebee · 11 replies
    Life News ^ | 2/24/12 | Jessica Ferraro
    While I was pregnant I would sit on my bed and look at Riley’s name printed on the wall. I felt that something was a little off. Nothing was wrong, but something wasn’t right. How neat it was that I knew she was special before I even met her... Jennifer peaks her head into the living room where her three daughters are playing house. Sarah and Jaimee giggle as they push their little six month old sister, Riley, around in a carriage that is supposed to be for their baby dolls. Riley simply smiles at all the attention. “Mom, come...
  • Texas ignores administration’s threats, cuts off Medicaid to abortion providers

    02/24/2012 4:35:47 PM PST · by blueyon · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/24/2012 | Caroline May -
    The Lone Star state is reminding the Obama administration of it’s unofficial motto: “Don’t mess with Texas.” On Thursday, Texas Health and Human Services Commissioner Thomas Suehs signed a rule at the behest of lawmakers and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott that will formally ban Planned Parenthood affiliates and other abortion providers from participating in Texas’ Women’s Health Program. The administration had threatened to revoke federal funding from the state-federal Medicaid program if Texas went through with the ban.
  • Planned Parenthood floods VA Governor with emails, phone calls (BARF ALERT)

    02/24/2012 6:28:01 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 12 replies
    email from Planned Parenthood
    Earlier today you sent an email asking the Governor to oppose measures aimed at restricting access to health care and urged him to focus on addressing the real issues facing Virginia. Thank you! But the Day of Action isn't over yet! Will you take just one more minute to ‘Stand for Women's Health’ today? Pick up the phone and call the Governor! Governor McDonnell’s office: 804-786-2211 What do I say? Make sure to state where you’re from-- just the county or city is fine. Then say something like: "I'm calling to oppose the attacks on women's rights and reproductive health...
  • Va. "Personhood" Push Grinds to a Halt in Senate... for the remainder of 2012

    02/23/2012 5:18:00 PM PST · by Steve Schulin · 7 replies
    The Slatest ^ | February 23, 2012 | Abby Ohlheiser
    ... state Senate voted to send the controversial proposal back to committee, a move that effectively kills the bill for the remainder of 2012. ... [T]he vote was 24-14 in favor of preventing the bill from coming up for an up-or-down vote... The measure, which would define the beginning of human life as at the moment of conception, was approved in the House earlier this month and a Senate committee, likewise, signed off on the effort earlier Thursday.
  • Planned Parenthood Created Indiana Girl Scouts Sex Ed Program

    02/23/2012 3:41:15 PM PST · by wagglebee · 51 replies
    Life News ^ | 2/23/12 | Steven Ertelt
    Yet another link between the Planned Parenthood abortion business and the Girl Scouts has come to light and it is giving pro-life advocates further pause about their involvement in the organization.Indiana Right to Life has learned the city of Bloomington, Indiana web site in 2009 reported the direct involvement of a Planned Parenthood “health and sexuality” educator in the development of a Girl Scouts program targeted to girls as young as five years-old.In its report on the 2009 Woman of the Year and Lifetime Contribution Award, the site notes that Anne Reese was nominated posthumously for the Lifetime Contribution Award....
  • Pharmacists: No, birth control will not pay for itself under Obama mandate

    WASHINGTON, D.C., February 23, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – When he promulgated his “accommodation” to his unpopular abortifacient birth control mandate, President Barack Obama insisted, “The overall cost of health care is lower when women have access to contraceptive services.” But America’s pharmacists, who dispense the drug, disagree. Reimbursement Intelligence asked 15 pharmacy directors, representing more than 100 million covered lives, what effect the president’s mandate that insurance companies provide “free” contraceptives would have on their bottom line. Not a single respondent to the survey thought prices would go down; a plurality believed prices would increase because of the mandate. In all,...
  • Vatican gives ultimatum to wayward Catholic university: conform to Church law by April 8

    February 23, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Vatican has issued an ultimatum to a Peruvian Catholic university known for its deviation from Church teaching, giving it a deadline of April 8 to change its statutes to bring it into conformity with Church law. Although the Holy See’s communique on the matter, displayed on its website, does not state what the consequences would be should the institution fail to comply, various Peruvian publications and broadcasters are reporting that the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) would be required to jettison the words “Pontifical” and “Catholic” from its name. The ultimatum follows months...
  • Virginia’s Ultrasound Bill; Governor Bob McDonnell’s Statement

    02/23/2012 10:07:57 AM PST · by blueyon · 5 replies
    BearingDrift ^ | 2/22/2012 | Alton Foley |
    Governor Bob McDonnell released this statement today regarding SB484. In this release Governor Mcdonnell states, (emphasis added); “I am pro-life. I believe deeply in the sanctity of innocent human life and believe governments have a duty to protect human life. The more our society embraces a culture of life for all people, the better country we will have. Over the course of my 20-year career in elected office, I have been glad to play a leading role in putting in place common-sense policies that protect and defend innocent human life in the Commonwealth. One of those bills was Virginia’s informed...
  • Ann Coulter to Speak at Rally for Pres. Candidate Randall Terry

    02/23/2012 9:43:17 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 19 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 2-22-2012 | Christian News Wire
    Ann Coulter to Speak at Rally for Pres. Candidate Randall Terry February 22, 2012 TULSA, OK -- Best Selling author and political pundit Ann Coulter will be the keynote speaker at a fundraising rally for Randall Terry for President in the Tulsa Oklahoma area on March 3rd. Event Details Date: Saturday, March 3, 2012. Time: 6:00 P.M. private fundraising reception; 7:00 P.M. Rally. Location: Arrow Heights Baptist Church, 3201 South Elm Place, Broken Arrow (just outside Tulsa), Oklahoma. Mr. Terry and his campaign team are in Oklahoma campaigning full time until the March 6 primary. They have opened an office...
  • Abortion Investigation: Doctors Filmed Agreeing Illegal Abortions 'No Questions Asked'

    02/22/2012 8:55:15 PM PST · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | February 22, 2012 | Claire Newell, and Holly Watt
    Abortion Investigation: Doctors Filmed Agreeing Illegal Abortions 'No Questions Asked' Women are being granted illegal abortions by doctors based on the sex of their unborn baby, an undercover investigation by The Daily Telegraph reveals. By Claire Newell, and Holly Watt 22 Feb 2012 Doctors at British clinics have been secretly filmed agreeing to terminate foetuses purely because they are either male or female. Clinicians admitted they were prepared to falsify paperwork to arrange the abortions even though it is illegal to conduct such “sex-selection” procedures. An area of law that has yet to be tested in the courts 23 Feb...
  • Cardinal Timothy Dolan issues strongest statement yet against the HHS mandate

    02/22/2012 8:31:45 PM PST · by Salvation · 21 replies
    InsightScoop.com ^ | February 22, 2012 | Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan & Bishop William E. Lori
    Cardinal Timothy Dolan issues strongest statement yet against the HHS mandate His Eminence Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, President, and His Excellency Most Reverend William E. Lori, Chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, have released a very strong statement regarding the current status of the HHS mandate, dated February 21, 2012, to the bishops of the United States. The statement warns of the severe danger posed to religious liberty by "an all-encompassing, extreme form of secularism" and notes that the narrow "exemption" in the mandate was "instituted only by executive whim" and so "can be taken away easily."...
  • Pro-Abortion Rape Myth Debunked, 99% of Abortion Clinics Do Ultrasounds

    02/22/2012 7:22:40 PM PST · by blueyon · 13 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 2/22/2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Abortion advocates in Virginia have come under heavy criticism for equating the ultrasound legislation there would allow women to see before an abortion to rape. Yet, while abortion backers say having an ultrasound is like getting raped, a 2003 study shows 99% of Planned Parenthood abortion facilities do them beforehand. Published in the medical journal Contraception in 2003, researchers with the pro-abortion group IPAS, the University of North Carolina, a consortium of Planned Parenthood clinics and the National Abortion Federation surveyed staff at 113 Planned Parenthood affiliates and independent abortion businesses between February and April 2000. The study specifically concerned...
  • Federal court: forcing pharmacists to distribute abortifacient drugs ‘unconstitutional’

    02/22/2012 4:41:37 PM PST · by wagglebee · 11 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/22/12 | Ben Johnson
    TACOMA, WASHINGTON, February 22, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) - In a decision that could impact the unfolding debate over the HHS mandate, today a federal court in Washington state upheld the First Amendment rights of pharmacists to refuse to distribute potentially abortifacient contraception and abortion-inducing drugs, such as Plan B and Ella, if doing so would violate their religious beliefs. The decision overturns Washington Board of Pharmacy rules approved in 2007 by pro-abortion governor Christine Gregoire, which lacked the exemption. “The Board of Pharmacy’s 2007 rules are not neutral, and they are not generally applicable,” the court ruled in its decision. “They...
  • Clergy Declare State of Emergency for Churches Over Obama Demands

    02/22/2012 4:30:21 PM PST · by wagglebee · 15 replies
    Faith & Action ^ | 2/22/12 | Faith & Action
    WASHINGTON, D.C. Feb. 22, 2012 — The National Clergy Council, representing church leaders of Catholic, Evangelical, Orthodox, and Protestant church traditions, has declared a State of Emergency for the Churches in response to the order by President Barack Obama for religious organizations to compromise their religious and moral beliefs by complying with a mandate to provide employees with certain forms of insurance coverage. In recent days, Jewish rabbis have joined all Catholic bishops in the United States in expressing alarm over the president’s “healthcare” mandates and other violations of the Constitution. The National Clergy Council deliberated for the last week...
  • The Conversion - How, when, and why Mitt Romney changed his mind on abortion

    02/22/2012 11:20:57 AM PST · by PhxRising · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Slate ^ | 02/22/2012 | William Saletan
    To understand Mitt Romney, you have to understand the most difficult passage of his political life: how he changed his position on abortion. Not the story he tells about it, but the real story. Romney began his political career as a pro-choicer. In the story he tells, he had an epiphany, a flash of insight, and committed himself thereafter to protecting life. But that isn’t what happened. The real story of Romney’s conversion—a series of tentative, equivocal, and confused shifts, accompanied by a constant rewriting of his past—paints a more accurate picture of who he is. Romney has complex views...
  • FReep this poll; Should women be required to undergo an ultrasound prior to an abortion?

    02/22/2012 9:37:27 AM PST · by GregNH · 41 replies · 2+ views
    WSET.com ^ | 2/22/2012 | WSET
    Actual text of the poll;Should women in Virginia be required by state law to undergo an ultrasound prior to an abortion?
  • Ross Douthat: The 'safe, legal, rare' illusion

    02/22/2012 7:55:01 AM PST · by rhema · 11 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 2/21/12 | Ross Douthat
    Amid the sound and fury of the latest culture-war battles - first over breast cancer dollars and Planned Parenthood, and then over the White House's attempt to require that religious employers cover contraception and potential abortifacients - it's easy to forget that there is at least some common ground in U.S. politics on sex, pregnancy, marriage and abortion. Even the most pro-choice politicians, for instance, usually emphasize that they want to reduce the need for abortion, and make the practice rare as well as safe and legal. Even the fiercest conservative critics of the White House's contraception mandate - yes,...