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  • Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell signs Virginia ultrasound bill

    03/08/2012 5:52:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    CBS News ^ | 03/08/2012 | Lucy Madison
    Amid continued protests from Democrats, Republican Governor Bob McDonnell on Wednesday signed into law a controversial bill requiring Virginia women to undergo an ultrasound procedure prior to having an abortion. The bill sparked national debate this month over a provision that would have required many women to undergo transvaginal ultrasounds, which opponents decried as medically unnecessary and physically invasive. McDonnell, a conservative who opposes abortion rights, ultimately requested that mandate be stripped. The Virginia House of Delegates passed a revised version last week that allows women to "reject" a transvaginal ultrasound and instead opt for an abdominal ultrasound, which generally...
  • Australian children to be sterilized without parental consent under new eugenics law

    03/08/2012 6:29:49 AM PST · by Quix · 105 replies · 2+ views
    Natural News.com ^ | 8 MAR 2012 | Ethan A Huff staff writer
    The Government of Western Australia's Mental Health Commission (WAMHC) has basically conjured up a proposal for new mental health legislation that bypasses parental involvement in the mental health treatment process, and instead tasks children under age 18, and of any age, with making the decision about whether or not to be sterilized, or whether or not to have their brain tissue destroyed with psychosurgery procedures. If a "mental health professional" can convince children that they need such treatments for their own good, in other words, than Australia's youngest members of society will be open game for the eugenicist agenda....
  • RomneyCare Now Funding FREE Abortions

    03/08/2012 3:13:47 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 16 replies · 1+ views
    AmyContrada.com ^ | March 8, 2012 | Amy Contrada
    RomneyCare now offers free elective surgical abortions. Mitt Romney was the enabler. This is how his government-dictated health plan is playing out. And he’s still proud of it. When he does touch on defects in his health plan, he never mentions abortion coverage as a problem. He’s either fine with it, or realizes he has to downplay it to get the conservative vote. When the law was first implemented, there was a $50 copay for a RomneyCare elective surgical abortion. Now RomneyCare abortions are "free" for a $0 copay (or $50-$100 in some plans). In fact, the $0 copay shows up as...
  • Ethicists Ask: Why Should the Baby Live?

    03/07/2012 8:32:34 PM PST · by Morgana · 28 replies
    Its commonly understood that having a baby is the way to bring new life into the world. And typically, a life should live, right? Normal people dont usually go around asking, Why should that person live? Usually, the question would be, Why should they die? But, in a strangeand horrifyingturn of events, ethicists have written in the UKs BMJ Journal of Medical Ethics that some infants should be slated for death. They have written a paper entitled After-Birth Abortion: Why Should the Baby Live? Cassy Fiano has already detailed much of the information included in this outrageous paper. However, Id...
  • Parents Beware: Planned Parenthood Uses Online Chat to Deceive Youth

    Planned Parenthood now offers an online chatting service to anyone that visits their webpage, where they claim to give out factual information about STD testing, pregnancy tests, the morning-after pill, and abortion. Recently, a pro-life activist posed as a 16-year-old girl, Kayla, and asked questions about the birth control pill. Planned Parenthood tells her that the pill is safe and that there are lots of benefits to taking birth control pillsit also reduces the risk of cancer of the ovary [and] cancer of the uterus What the Planned Parenthood representative doesnt mention is that there are a lot of risks...
  • Randall Terry wins enough votes for a Democratic delegate (Okla. Primary)

    03/07/2012 4:54:34 AM PST · by tellw · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/7/12 | Associated Press
    Excerpt: "According to Democratic Party rules, Terry is eligible for a delegate since he won more than 15 percent of the statewide vote. Terry beat Obama in 12 counties, mostly in western Oklahoma. Terry acknowledges he can't win the presidency but says he hopes to cause Obama's defeat in the fall."
  • At Eight Months, My Doctor Said He Would Absolutely Perform the Abortion for Me

    When you walk into Nicole and Stevens house, you get the sense that they are parents who thoroughly enjoy their three kids. Youll find Steven running down the narrow hallway while all the kids scream in delight, chasing each other and him. Nicole patiently fixes healthy meals for them while explaining to the youngest that she cant climb up on the counter to help because the crockpot is just too hot for little hands. Youll see Titus, their only son proudly popping wheelies in his special wheelchair while the family cheers. They are a family who seems to enjoy the...
  • A Berkley Professor Wonders Why More Americans Dont Accept Abortion

    Implicit in most pro-abortion commentary is a certain level of frustration that there remain people who disagree with them. Its the 21st century and the Supreme Court has spoken; cant you anti-choice yahoos get with the program? This leads to all sorts of outlandish speculation about what really makes pro-lifers tick. Yesterday, UC Berkley sociology professor Claude Fischer published his thoughts on the abortion puzzle, attempting to figure out why Americans are growing notably more laissez-faire on most sexual issues, but not abortion: Before the Roe v. Wade decision on behalf of abortion rights perhaps 25% to 30% of Americans...
  • Randall Terry gets 18 percent in Okla.; possibly qualifies for 2 delegates

    03/07/2012 9:55:04 AM PST · by SoonerStorm09 · 6 replies
    Red Dirt Report ^ | March 7, 2012 | Andrew W. Griffin
    OKLAHOMA CITY Talking to Red Dirt Report from his campaign RV, now parked in Tulsa, anti-abortion activist Randall Terry, who was on Oklahomas Democratic primary ballot, was excited about getting 18 percent of the vote and likely qualifying for as many as two delegates. I beat (Obama) in 12 counties. They were in the west and the south and I took the entire Panhandle, Terry said. In all, Obama lost 15 out of Oklahomas 77 counties, according to the Associated Press. Terry was among three other lesser-known Democratic presidential candidates to qualify and appear on Tuesdays primary ballot. By...
  • Anti-abortion protesters set for settlement (Abused pro-lifers get $385,000 settlement in MD)

    03/07/2012 5:14:53 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 10 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | March 06, 2012 | Mary Gail Hare
    The Maryland State Police have agreed to pay a $385,000 settlement to 17 anti-abortion protesters arrested by Maryland State Troopers four years ago in Harford County. The protesters, two of whom were 14 at the time, were arrested and processed and spent a night in the Harford County Detention Center. ... Members of the Alliance Defense Fund,... were holding up graphic images to passing motorists, claimed they were mistreated by the police and filed suit in U.S. District Court in Baltimore against Harford County, the town of Bel Air and seven local and state police agencies. The suit claimed...
  • Disability Rights Activists Voice Opposition to Massachusetts Assisted Suicide Initiative

    03/07/2012 4:10:26 PM PST · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    PRWeb ^ | 3/6/12 | PRWeb
    Disability rights activists from across Massachusetts will speak today before the Massachusetts legislatures joint Judiciary Committee in opposition to a ballot question that would legalize assisted suicide. The activists are members of the recently formed group, Second Thoughts: People with Disabilities Opposing the Legalization of Assisted Suicide. The hearing will be at 1 p.m. in room A-2 at the state house. Second Thoughts is a group of disability rights activists and organizations who believe that assisted suicide is a dangerous mix with a broken, profit driven health care system, said John Kelly, the groups director.Economic and family pressures can make...
  • Mass Will Mark 7th Anniversary of Terri Schiavos Death

    03/07/2012 4:00:29 PM PST · by wagglebee · 23 replies
    Life News ^ | 3/7/12 | Steven Ertelt
    The Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network has announced that Ave Maria University will once again host The National Mass for Terris Day at the Ave Maria Oratory at Ave Maria University, located near Naples, Florida. Terri was killed on March 31, 2005 when her former husband won a protracted legal battle against the Schindler family for the right to disconnect her feeding tube. Doctors who examined Terri say she was not in a persistent vegetative state and that her condition could have been improved has she been given access to more medical care and rehabilitative treatment. The International Day...
  • Vatican website taken down by pro-abortion hackers

    03/07/2012 1:35:06 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    ROME, Italy, March 7, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) Hackers claiming ties to the high profile group Anonymous are taking credit after the Vatican website went down Wednesday, claiming they are going after the corrupt Catholic Church over the clergy sex abuse scandal as well as its stances against abortion and contraception. Anonymous decided today to besiege your site in response to the doctrine, to the liturgies, to the absurd and anachronistic concepts that your for-profit organization spreads around the world, the hackers wrote in Italian. This attack is not against the Christian religion or the faithful around the world but against...
  • U.S. Out of my uterus! But first: buy me stuff for my uterus!

    March 7, 2012 (LiveActionNews.org) - I worry about my health a lot. Not because Im unhealthy, but because Im a hypochondriac. I dont imagine symptoms, but when I do have symptoms, I became immediately and irrevocably convinced that they are cancer. Thanks, WebMD! Most recently, back in October, I found a tiny red welt on my right breast. WebMD told me that I almost definitely had inflammatory breast cancera particularly aggressive strain. I called my boyfriend in the middle of the night and made him talk to me until the sun came up, so scared I was shaking all over....
  • Georgetown student to Sandra Fluke: Have some self-respect

    Sandra, I hope you take to heart our schools motto of Cura Personalis care of the whole person. You are so much more than your reproductive organs. Please, have some self-respect and take responsibility for your choices instead of having to beg the government for help. The government should not be able to force a religious institution like the one we attend to pay for the things they dont believe in. That is pretty clear in the first amendment. But since you missed the ten commandments I cant expect you to read the Bill of Rights either....
  • The Left's War on Babies

    03/07/2012 4:03:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 7, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    In the wake of the Obama administration dictate that private insurance companies cover contraceptives and abortifacients, supporters have defined anyone who would oppose this mandate as waging a "war against women." Obviously, no opponent of this policy is actually bombing, shooting or stabbing women to death. The same cannot be said for what the cultural left favors -- a war against babies. The latest front of "advanced" leftist medical ethics has emerged from the experts at Oxford University. They don't just favor abortion, even partial-birth abortion. They favor "after-birth abortion." It is stomach-turning stuff. Killing babies is no different...
  • Life Fest Film Festival To Be Held in Hollywood

    Once again Hollywood will host a unique Film Festival in May 2012. It is not any ordinary film festival. You probably wont see Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie. Its the 2012 Life Fest Film Festival, which will be held in Los Angeles next summer. Life Fest will feature films that reinforce the intrinsic worth of innocent human life, and the profound significance of each life. This aspect of human dignity is rarely seen in films of our current culture. How nice to know that there are people out there who want to convey the message that...
  • Life Fest Film Festival Celebrates Life, Offers New Opportunities for Filmmakers

    03/06/2012 8:52:37 PM PST · by restorecivilsociety
    National Right to Life ^ | Laura Echevarria
    Computers, television, filmmoving images flickering across screens in hundreds of millions of homes across the U.S. are changing the world around us. Far more many people under thirty are likely to have seen the The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe or The Lord of the Rings than to have read either of the books. As our society develops a greater thirst for all things visual, what comes out of Hollywood matters more and more. The great news is that films that would have been passed over thirty or even twenty years ago because the message was too pro-life or...
  • Environmentalists claim contraception, Agenda 21 will end global warming

    WASHINGTON, D.C., March 6, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com)While President Barack Obama and Kathleen Sebelius claim contraceptives can lower health care costs, influential environmentalist activists say birth control may save the world from the scourge of global warming. At a think tank conference last week, activists promoted Agenda 21 and United Nations climate change meetings, claiming that promotion of lower fertility rates trumps almost anything else and that the average 14-year-old girl needs to know how to have sex for her pleasure. The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars held the hearing, Womens Health: Key to Climate Adaptation Strategies last Tuesday. Participants asked,...
  • Plano Police Officer Steven Sanders, Badge #1439, harasses pro-life activists

    As I wrote a couple weeks ago, pro-life activist Todd Bullis recently relocated from California to Texas. Recall Todd launched The Church Project while in California, showing graphic images of aborted babies on Sunday mornings in front of churches professing to be pro-life but bearing no fruit. To say the least, Todd had interesting experiences at those churches from being hosed by an off-duty police officer congregant at one church to having signs flipped over by a congregant at another. Todd plans to continue his project in Plano. This past Saturday Todd and his son decided to test the...
  • Obama Mandate Could Fine Religious Groups $2,000 Per Employee

    03/06/2012 4:28:04 PM PST · by wagglebee · 46 replies
    Life News ^ | 3/6/12 | Steven Ertelt
    The new Obama mandate that requires religious groups to pay for birth control and drugs that may cause abortions for their employees could result in fines as much as $2,000 per employee or $100 each day if they refuse to comply.Recently, Republicans in Congress asked the Congressional Research Service to examine the new mandate and the consequences for employers that do not want to follow it because it would violate their consciences and CRS issued a document finding noncompliant employers could face federal fines of $100 per day per employee.If a group health plan or health insurance issuer failed to...
  • Couple Sues, Doc Didnt Suggest Aborting Baby With Down Syndrome

    03/06/2012 4:20:01 PM PST · by wagglebee · 22 replies
    Life News ^ | 3/6/12 | Rebecca Taylor
    A couple in Portland are suing Legacy Health because their child has Down Syndrome. This is another of these so-called wrongful birth lawsuits that are so very wrong. The wrongful birth suit is brought by the parents of a sick or disabled child against medical professionals that, the parents say, were negligent.The wrongful birth lawsuit does not say that the medical practitioners caused the disease or disability, which would be a valid reason to sue. Instead the wrongful birth lawsuit claims the that doctor failed to inform the parents of the illness or disability of the child and that had...
  • Something Deadly This Way Comes After-Birth Abortion

    03/06/2012 4:14:48 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 20 replies
    AlbertMohler.com ^ | Tuesday, March 6, 2012 | Dr. Albert Mohler
    The debate over abortion comes down to one essential issue the moral status of the unborn child. Those making the case for the legalization of abortion argue that the developing fetus lacks a moral status that would trump a womans desire to abort the child. Those arguing against abortion do so by making the opposite claim; that the unborn child, precisely because it is a developing human being, possesses a moral status by the very fact of its human existence that would clearly trump any rationale offered for its willful destruction. This central issue is often obscured in both...
  • Why We Love Our Black Women Sheroes

    03/06/2012 3:28:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    NewsOne for Black America ^ | March 6, 2012 | Ruth Manuel-Logan
    They are movers and shakers and whether crowned or uncrowned these Black women have made an impact in the community. These unique individuals have given so unselfishly of themselves to better the common good in hopes that the world will listen, act, and join them in their mission. During this womens history month, we at NewsOne are honoring the remarkable accomplishments of 10 sheroes whom we love and who have demonstrated the noblest qualities of humanity: 1) Michelle Obama: She is the 44th First Lady, an attorney, Mother, and wife. Mrs. Obama has focused her attentions on the issues that...
  • 'Bride of Flukenstein

    03/06/2012 1:39:23 PM PST · by CNSNews.com · 18 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 3/6/2012 | Craig Bannister
    While the medias still buzzing about The Sandra Fluke Story, Democrats have rolled out a disappointing sequel starring a nurse who cant get free contraception because she works at a Catholic hospital that doesnt provide such coverage for religious reasons. Produced by DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), a conference call last Friday featured a nurse at a Catholic hospital in Tacoma, Washington who complained that the hospitals insurance doesnt cover contraception. The nurses comments echoed those of Georgetown student Sandra Fluke, who has become the focus of national media discussion. I currently work as a nurse at a...
  • Fr. John Hollowell Responds to [Planned Parenthood's] Cecile Richards

    Recently Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards asked women to post videos on YouTube, to have their say. Fr. John Hollowell takes her up on her offer most eloquently. In stirring yet simple language, Fr. Hollowell calls together all pro-lifers, warning Planned Parenthood and the President of our ultimate victory, and our fight for the short-term victory. He says to them: You better knock us out now. You and the President better knock us out right now, because Cecile, I can promise you Here comes the Catholic Church.Very aptly, he ends his poignant monologue with the words of the...
  • The War on Fertility: The left's birth-control fixation is about more than sexual freedom.

    03/06/2012 2:45:53 PM PST · by rhema · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/2/12 | JAMES TARANTO
    If there is one word that captures the Orwellian nature of contemporary feminism, it is "choice." It's not just the word's wide use as a euphemism for abortion. You can understand why people on that side of the abortion issue prefer to frame their position in abstract terms, as a defense of liberty, rather than concretely discussing the specific freedom they are defending. Some of them are no doubt sincere in saying that they favor "the right to choose" in general and have no brief for abortion in particular. But not all. People who claim to favor "reproductive choice" are...
  • HHS mandate could close 13 percent of the nations hospitals

    03/06/2012 11:15:27 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 15 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 3-5-12 | Ben Johnson
    The nations Catholic bishops have vowed to close their religious institutions rather than comply with the HHS mandate that they provide insurance coverage for contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs. In a column printed on CatholicNewWorld, Francis Cardinal George urged people to purchase a copy of the Archdiocesan directory as a souvenir, because in two years the page containing a list of Catholic hospitals and health care institutions will be blank. Ed Morrissey of the Hot Air blog calculated what it would mean if the Catholic bishops shut down all religious institutions that are ineligible for the conscience clause under the...
  • MittvMitt: The story of two men trapped in one body (DNC attack on UNELECTABLE Mitt is Devastating)

    03/06/2012 8:24:17 AM PST · by xzins · 88 replies
    http://www.mittvmitt.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=K9njHHyRI7g (half a million hits and climbing)
  • Life Fest Film Festival-----Be the change you want to see in Hollywood!

    03/05/2012 9:26:00 PM PST · by restorecivilsociety · 2 replies
    Do you love films? Are you passionately pro-life? Then Life Fest Film Festival is just for you! Life Fest is the film festival dedicated to showcasing films that reinforce the intrinsic worth of innocent human life and the profound significance of each life. We are not just limited to abortion. This is our second annual festival, which will be held the weekend of May 5 at the LA Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. Last year, we had well-known pro-life actors and actresses like Charlie Holliday, Clint Howard, Mell Flynn, Deborah Flora, Johnathan Flora, and AlfonZo Rachel in attendance. This...
  • Hypocritical Criticism Of Rush Limbaugh Is No Fluke

    03/05/2012 5:53:53 PM PST · by raptor22 · 77 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 5, 2012 | Daniel John Sobieski
    When the left savages the right, it's OK. When America's top conservative questions why taxpayers must subsidize the sex life of a coed, the sky falls in. Bill Maher, call your office. When the late, great Andrew Breitbart was asked in a Twitter conversation whether he'd apologize for his website's posting of a video of a speech by Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod that led to her forced resignation, Breitbart replied, "Apologize for what?" Breitbart knew the sensitivities and the hypocrisy of the left when their sacred cows and double standards were under attack. Hell hath no fury, he knew,...
  • Obama: End Funding for Snowflake Embryo Adoption Program

    03/05/2012 4:33:28 PM PST · by wagglebee · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | 3/5/12 | Steven Ertelt
    President Barack Obama is seeking to end federal funding for a pro-life program installed during the administration of President George W. Bush that helped save unborn babies potentially slated for destruction in fertility clinics. The snowflake baby program provided funding for adoption-awareness programs for the children who were formerly stored human embryos at fertility clinics who could have been destroyed for scientific research. Congressman Chris Smith, a New Jersey Republican, was one of the strong proponents of the pro-life program, saying, Assertions that leftover embryos are better off dead so that their stem cells can be derived is dehumanizing and...
  • Sandra Fluke a Self-Described Professional Pro-Abortion Activist

    03/05/2012 3:14:36 PM PST · by NYer · 128 replies
    Life News ^ | March 5, 2012 | Ethika Politika
    LifeNews Note: Reprinted with permission from Ethika Politika, the blog of the Center for Morality in Public Life.Remember the Georgetown Law student, Sandra Fluke, who was forced to suffer through $3,000-worth of protected sex during her stint at law school? Turns out, there’s a bit more to the story.According to some sources, Fluke might just have been a well-placed fake. Not exactly the young-and-helpless female law student most took her for, Fluke’s LinkedIn profile speaks for itself:With a six year hiatus between her undergraduate time and GT Law, Fluke is probably closer to 30. And she’s had plenty of involvement...
  • Obama agency rules Pepsi use of cells derived from aborted fetus ordinary business

    03/05/2012 2:19:36 PM PST · by NYer · 67 replies
    Life Site News ^ | March 5, 2012 | JOHN-HENRY WESTEN
    LARGO, FL, March 5, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Pepsi Company, which is set to release the new product Pepsi Next in the coming weeks, is facing a more robust boycott as pro-life activists protest the company use of cells derived from an aborted fetus in flavor-enhancing research. But Pepsi has succeeded, with help from the Obama Administration, in keeping its controversial operations from consideration by its shareholders. In a decision delivered Feb 28th, President Obama’s Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) ruled that PepsiCo’s use of cells derived from aborted fetal remains in their research and development agreement with Senomyx to...
  • Teenagers launch campaign to send one million pro-life letters to the White House

    March 5, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - 15-year-old Angela Kim and the five other members of the Teenage Life Club are sending letters to the White House and the Supreme Court this month calling for an end to abortion. And they are looking for a few hundred thousand people to join them. The goal of the groups 2012 Pro-Life Letter Writing Campaign is to flood the White House and the Supreme Court with one million pro-life letters during the month of March. We know that abortion is not going to end just because a million letters are sent, but we also know...
  • GOP Needs Brokered Primary Now! Rick as temp Placekeeper Nominee; Decide Final Nominee @ Convention

    03/05/2012 7:11:41 AM PST · by Golden Gate · 74 replies
    March 5, 2012 | FR Golden Gate
    This is NOT intended to be only a Rick Santorum thread. GOP conservatives need to work together to prevail over Mitt Romney, who is the lame GOP-e candidate. Conservatives need to cinch / clinch the GOP nomination ASAP! For the final decision of who should be the actual 2012 GOP nominee, this should be an end-of-August national convention decision, and NOT a Spring primary decision. Conservatives and the GOP as a whole need the extra time to make the best final decision about the nominee. Several weeks before the Iowa caucus, there was all of this discussion of having one...
  • Dr. Mengele Would Have Been Proud

    03/05/2012 5:41:06 AM PST · by SJackson · 26 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | March 1, 2012 | Rabbi Moshe Averick
    Dr. Josef Mengele held a doctorate in anthropology from Munich University and a medical degree from Frankfurt University. He was an early medical pioneer in "after-birth abortions." His groundbreaking research was conducted at his world renowned clinic in Auschwitz, Poland. Evil comes in a variety of shapes, sizes, sounds, and smells. Many people (particularly liberals, progressives, and non-believers) are uncomfortable with the idea that monstrously evil individuals can also have the capacity to laugh, love their dogs, love their children and parents, be part of a community, and have a pleasant appearance. These people would prefer to see evil as...
  • Speaking About Abortion? Mention Min Chiu Li

    03/04/2012 8:58:29 PM PST · by stolinsky · 34 replies · 1+ views
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 03-05-12 | stolinsky
      Speaking About Abortion? Mention Min Chiu Li David C. Stolinsky Mar. 5, 2012 In 1899 a baby girl was born to a poor family in China. Three previous children had died in infancy, and the family hoped for a boy. Boys were − and are − valued more highly than girls in China, as well as in India and elsewhere. So the midwife expected that the little girl would be exposed to die, as was customary. But the father looked into the baby’s face and bonded. He allowed the girl to live and, most unusually in those days,...
  • Sebelius: Fewer Babies Born Will Save Health Care Costs

    03/04/2012 1:41:08 PM PST · by NYer · 110 replies
    Life News ^ | March 1, 2012 | Andrew Bair
    At a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Secretary of HHS Kathleen Sebelius confirmed the fears of many pro-life advocates who worry that the recent HHS mandate requiring all insurance plans to cover contraception and sterilization, regardless of an employers moral objection, is just the beginning.The same statutory authority of the Administration to mandate contraception could just as easily mandate abortion on demand. The Administration believes in essence that employers are not really paying for contraceptives or abortion since they would be cheaper than providing for prenatal care, childbirth or child care.In an exchange with pro-life Congressman Tim...
  • Wesley J. Smith: Abortion Morality Not About Feelings

    03/04/2012 11:03:32 AM PST · by wagglebee · 13 replies · 1+ views
    First Things/Secondhand Smoke ^ | 3/4/12 | Wesley J. Smith
    The after-birth abortion article continues reverberate, this time in a column by Telegraph columnist Jenny McCartney, who takes issue with the bioethicists claim that a newborn and a fetus are equally killable because of their supposed mutual lack of personhood. But McCartneys argument all comes down to feelingswhich is real problem in our societythat is, infanticide is wrong and abortion isnt becuase a mother will feel the death of a newborn more grievously than a miscarriage of a fetus. From The First Breath of a Person: I dont know whether, at any point while the authors refined this somewhat tortuous...
  • The HHS Mandate: Cardinal George and the Bishops Are Fighting the Last War (Excellent Analysis)

    03/03/2012 11:05:49 AM PST · by NYer · 24 replies
    gerardnadal ^ | March 3, 2012 | Dr. Gerard M. Nadal
    It is a well-known phenomenon that generals have a tendency to “Fight the Last War,” meaning that they tend to use the tactics that brought them victory in the last war they fought. The problem is that the enemy usually shows up with new weapons and new tactics. Either the generals adapt, or go down to defeat.In the war over the HHS Mandate, it seems that the bishops have shown up with Cardinal O’Connor’s playbook from the 1980′s. It won’t work, and they had better grasp that reality today, and with all due urgency.This past week, Francis Cardinal George of...
  • Campfield dumps Gingrich for Santorum

    03/03/2012 12:20:39 PM PST · by Elvina · 156 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | March 3, 2012 | Tom Humphrey
    State Sen. Stacey Campfield, co-chairman of Newt Gingrichs campaign in Tennessee, announced today he is quitting that position to support Rick Santorum in the Republican presidential race. The Knoxville Republican made his announcement in a post on his blog. In an interview, Campfield said he believes that conservatives need to unite behind a single candidate and that Santorum is best positioned to defeat establishment Republican candidate Mitt Romney. Campfields decision comes after a conversation with Santorum earlier this week. In his blog post, Campfield said he was twisted inside because of my loyalty to Newt, my loyalty must first lie...
  • Wesley J. Smith: When In Doubt, Choose Dehydration

    03/03/2012 11:20:20 AM PST · by wagglebee · 5 replies
    First Things/Secondhand Smoke ^ | 3/3/12 | Wesley J. Smith
    Radical bioethicsand that constitutes much of the mainstream, in my viewcontinues to push for a wider death agenda. Last week, we discussed an article in the Journal of Bioethics that promoted the propriety of infanticide for even healthy babies if that best served the desires or needs of actual people. Today, lets discuss an article just published in Bioethics urging a dehydrate-them-to-death default position for people diagnosed as persistently unconscious. From Withdrawal of Artificial Nutrition and Hydration for Patients in a Permanent Vegetative State: Changing Tack, by a medical resident at New York School of Medicine named Catherine Constable (Abstract...
  • Sandra Flukes 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 Churchand 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 TODAYs Matt Lauer about Limbaughs 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
    [ . . . ] Heres 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...