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  • Texas hospital starving patient against family wishes

    03/21/2012 4:30:37 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 49 replies
    Spero News ^ | 3/20/12 | Spero News
    Texas Right to Life denounced the decision by physicians to allegedly eliminate hydration and feeding of a patient under their care in a Texas hospital. According to the group, the hospital has refused to allow the patient and his family to take him to a nearby hospice for care. A March 20 news release from Texas Right to Life, “Willie breathed on his own through the night, but he is being dehydrated and starved to death. Because he hasn’t been fed or watered, his heart rate is dangerously low. After he breathed steadily last night, the hospital discussed hospice with...
  • Disturbingly one-sided TV show promotes euthanizing children with disabilities

    03/21/2012 2:20:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 3/21/2012 | Alex Schadenberg
    Taking Mercy, an edition of the Global TV program “16x9” in Canada, concerns a mother, Annette Corriveau, who wants her children with disabilities to be killed by euthanasia. The show also features Robert Latimer, the man who killed his daughter Tracy in 1993. Tracy had Cerebral Palsy. The show speaks to pro-euthanasia ethicist Arthur Schaefer who suggests that Robert Latimer should have been given “mercy.” Schaefer also suggests that Corriveau should simply stop feeding her children, but Corriveau says she does not wish to starve her children to death. This is a dangerously one-sided show. Taking Mercy represents the first...
  • Women and Religious Liberty

    03/21/2012 9:28:32 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/21/2012 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    For Jeanne Monahan, director of the Center for Human Dignity at the Family Research Council, defending Americans’ religious liberty is a matter of human dignity. She testified before the House Judiciary Committee last month during their hearing on “Executive Overreach: The HHS Mandate Versus Religious Liberty.” Monahan talks with National Review Online’s Kathryn Jean Lopez about the perniciousness of the coercive HHS mandate for contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs. and some of the common myths about it. KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ: What is the HHS mandate fight about? Religion? Liberty? Birth control? Abortion? Uncompromising Democrats? Uncompromising Republicans? JEANNE MONAHAN: This is...
  • Planned Parenthood speaker: Good parents let teens have sex at home

    03/21/2012 12:54:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 50 replies · 1+ views
    life site news ^ | 3/21/2012 | Ben Johnson
    IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, March 20, 2012, ( – As critics accuse Planned Parenthood of trying to facilitate the sex lives of minors, a featured speaker at one of the abortion provider’s local affiliates has suggested parents allow their teenage children to have sex in their home. Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernadino Counties invited Amy T. Schalet, author of Not Under My Roof: Parents, Teens, and the Culture of Sex, to keynote the organization’s “Consider This” luncheon last week. Dr. Schalet, an assistant sociology professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, said American parents should be more like their...
  • Pro Life Movie: October Baby - opens Friday

    03/20/2012 11:54:04 PM PDT · by topher · 3 replies
    October Baby Movie ^ | March 21, 2012 | vanity
    It is interesting the groups promoting this film: AFA CWA (Concerned Women of America) Focus on the Family Heartbeat International Hope for Orphans Care Net The Hopeline Students for Life Bethany Christian Services 10% of the profits for this movie is being donated to Every Life is Beautiful Fund, which will distribute funds to help women facing crisis pregnancies.
  • Charge: U.S. selling aborted baby body parts

    03/20/2012 8:42:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    One News Now ^ | March 19, 2012 | Charlie Butts
    Even though the practice is a criminal offense, one pro-lifer asserts that body parts are being harvested from aborted babies and used for research purposes in the U.S. and abroad. After an investigation by Life Dynamics revealed the practice, Investigate Magazine, a New Zealand-based current affairs publication from a conservative Christian standpoint, went on to determine that a Maryland brokerage firm has been arranging the sale of parts of American aborted babies to the University of Auckland medical school in New Zealand for experiments. Mark Crutcher, founder and president of Life Dynamics, says there is no excuse for this project...
  • Old people ‘not safe’ in Scottish hospitals, nurses say

    03/20/2012 3:52:34 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 41 replies · 3+ views ^ | 3/20/12 | Andrew Whitaker
    OLDER patients are “not safe” on hospital wards in Scotland because of a lack of qualified nurses to care for them, a hard-hitting report from the body representing the nursing profession has warned. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) findings come after it emerged the number of nurses in Scotland’s hospitals plummeted by thousands in just over two years, with further nursing posts lost during the last few months of 2011. The report suggests there is just one nurse caring for nearly ten patients on old people’s wards. A survey of almost 1,700 nurses found that 78 per cent said...
  • Massive, systemic Planned Parenthood fraud on brink of exposure?

    03/20/2012 2:37:38 PM PDT · by don-o · 8 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | March 20, 2012 | Jill Stanek
    The backstory, from, March 12: Former Planned Parenthood abortion facility director Abby Johnson has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the abortion business claiming its Texas affiliate knowingly sent in about $6 million in false claims to Medicaid and covered up its actions…. The formerly sealed federal “whistleblower” suit… was made public [March 9] and was filed in 2009 by the Alliance Defense Fund on behalf of Johnson…. The suit alleges that Planned Parenthood knowingly committed Medicaid fraud from 2007 to 2009 by improperly seeking reimbursements from the Texas Women’s Health Program for products and services not reimbursable by that...
  • Notre Dame Under Fire for Pro-Abortion Internships

    03/20/2012 2:49:34 PM PDT · by rhema · 11 replies · 2+ views ^ | 3/20/12 | Steven Ertelt
    The University of Notre Dame may be Catholic but it is once again coming under fire from pro-life advocates. Last time it was because the university gave platform to pro-abortion President Barack Obama and bestowed upon him an honorary degree. This time, Notre Dame is upsetting pro-life groups for promoting internships for its students with pro-abortion organizations. According to Tradition Family Property Student Action Director John Ritchie, Notre Dame is offering students “summer internship opportunities” at several notorious pro-abortion organizations. “Our majors have interned at the following organizations,” states the university’s web site, which includes: •Center for American Progress •Emily’s...
  • Put on Your Shoes: We Can Win This One

    03/20/2012 9:29:15 AM PDT · by rhema · 1 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | March 19, 2012 | Chuck Colson
    The media and the Administration don't want you to know it, but most Americans oppose the HHS mandate. The most important talking point used by those who support the HHS contraception mandate is that the Catholic Bishops and their allies are "out-of-touch" and represent a minority view. You have no doubt heard things like "98 percent of Catholic women use contraception" and "most Americans, especially women, support the HHS mandate." Well, it's not true. The first assertion is based on a study by the Guttmacher Institute, which as an affiliate of Planned Parenthood, is hardly an objective observer. Even the...
  • NYC, Abortion Capital

    03/20/2012 6:43:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies · 2+ views
    National Review ^ | 03/20/2012 | By Greg Pfundstein
    Today the Chiaroscuro Foundation released an interactive map illustrating the abortion ratio by zip code in New York City from 2000 to 2009. This is a continuation of our effort to raise awareness of the extremely high rate of abortion in New York City.Much could be said about these data. While the total number of abortions, as well as the abortion ratio, is down over the period citywide, both the number of abortions and the abortion ratio increased in the majority of zip codes, indicating uneven progress. The number of live births also increased in the majority of zip codes....
  • Tennessee abortion bill would require publishing names of doctors

    03/19/2012 9:06:29 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 23 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 2012 | Richard Fausset
    The latest salvo in the abortion wars comes in the form of a bill in the Tennessee Legislature that would result in the online publication of the names of doctors who perform abortions, and -- according to critics of the measure -- potentially out individual women who undergo the controversial procedure. The Life Defense Act of 2012, which is under consideration in the Tennessee House of Representatives, would direct the state Health Department to post on its website a report on every abortion, to be filled out by the facility where the procedure takes place. The reports must include the...
  • Using aborted babies' brains OK'd for lab tests

    03/19/2012 1:17:40 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 10 replies · 1+ views ^ | 3/16/2012 | Steven Ertelt
    The Obama administration is getting grief from a pro-life group for approving an experiment using the remains of the bodies of unborn children victimized in abortion for research continues in U.S. laboratories.
  • Responding to Backers of Abortions on Babies With Disabilities

    03/19/2012 3:48:57 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | 3/19/12 | Jess Clark
    Reading through the Slate article: Rick Santorum, Meet My Son, I find myself torn. As another mom in the trenches, I can genuinely feel her love for her son, and the agony of watching him suffer. She is in the battle, and in the battle, sometimes all we can feel is the battle. Also, though, I wish we could sit down for coffee and talk about who her baby is, inside. With my disabled child, I have to be mindful of two realities. One, that his brain is terribly broken; his life is often a battle between life and death,...
  • I’m Going to Kill Our Baby: A Father’s Worst Nightmare

    03/19/2012 12:49:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Life Action News ^ | 3/19/2012 | Kristi Burton Brown
    I can’t recall if I first heard about him through an e-mail or a phone call. But I know that when I spoke to him on the phone, he was desperate. A normal working father who already had three other children, he wanted to know if there was something he could do to stop his wife from killing one of their children. Now, if I stopped here with the details of my story and let you ponder the paragraph above, you would understandably be horrified. Why would a mother want to kill her youngest child? Why would the father have...
  • Planned Parenthood Supporters Mock Abortion Survivor

    03/19/2012 12:30:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Live Action News ^ | 3/19/2012 | Jennie Stone
    Nothing seems to infuriate abortion supporters more than having a face put on that “choice.” When confronted with the reality of abortion survivors – namely, Melissa Ohden, who survived a saline abortion in 1977 – pro-choice Planned Parenthood advocates are thrown into a tizzy. They are quick to brush aside such an incredible story as Melissa’s as merely a hoax, because they’re forced to realize that in order to defend the so-called right to abortion, they would have to be content in looking at people like Melissa in the face and saying “you don’t have a right to be alive.”...
  • Whistleblower Lawsuit: Planned Parenthood in Texas Filed Millions in Fraudulent Medicaid Claims

    03/17/2012 9:28:03 AM PDT · by Semper911 · 18 replies · 2+ views
    Breitbart ^ | March 15, 2012 | Dr. Susan Berry
    A federal whistleblower lawsuit has been filed against Planned Parenthood of Houston and Southeast Texas, now known as Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, charging the provider of abortion services with fraudulent Medicaid claims in the amount of nearly $6 million. The lawsuit, filed by the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), on behalf of former Planned Parenthood clinic director, Abby Johnson, accused Planned Parenthood of submitting over 87,000 "false, fraudulent, or ineligible claims for Medicaid reimbursements” under Title XIX, in association with the Texas Women’s Health Program. The Medicaid claims, filed between 2007 and 2009, were valued at more than $5.7 million. The...
  • Santorum: "I Was Basically Pro-Choice All My Life, Until I Ran for Congress" (1995)

    03/17/2012 11:01:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 232 replies
    Philadelphia Magazine ^ | December 1995 | Eric Konigsberg
    IN THE SUMMER OF 1989, Rick Santorum and a fellow associate at the Pittsburgh law firm of Kirkpatrick and Lockhart left work to drive to Three Rivers Stadium for the firm's annual softball game. Sitting behind the wheel, Santorum popped in a tape, and on came the reedy voice of a man lecturing as if to a classroom. “Listen,” Santorum said. “Newt Gingrich.” “Who the hell is Newt Gingrich?” the co-worker asked. Santorum explained that Gingrich was a congressman from Georgia, and that he was the guy to listen to if you were considering a future in politics. “At the...
  • The Abortioneers: Men should be especially pro-abortion, because they don’t like babies

    03/17/2012 6:40:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 3/17/2012 | Nancy Flanders
    March 16, 2012 ( - The notion that men should have a say in abortion or “reproductive rights” seems preposterous to pro-choice groups. So much so that Planned Parenthood has challenged state laws requiring spousal consent for abortion (Planned Parenthood vs. Danforth, Planned Parenthood vs. Casey). They say that men, even husbands, should have absolutely no right to protect their child from abortion. The same goes for birth control. The latest buzz in the “reproductive rights” circle was that men should have no opinion in the matter. So-called feminists like Sandra Fluke would like us to believe that her uterus...
  • Obama Admin OKs Using Aborted Babies’ Brains in Lab Tests

    03/17/2012 3:41:02 PM PDT · by Petrosius · 17 replies ^ | March 16, 2012
    The Obama administration is getting grief from a pro-life group for approving an experiment using the remains of the bodies of unborn children victimized in abortion for research continues in U.S. laboratories.Scott Fischbach, the director of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life uncovered the information showing a clinical trial approved by the Food and Drug Administration uses brain tissue from aborted unborn babies to treat macular degeneration. StemCells Inc. will inject fetal brain stem cells into the eyes of up to 16 patients to study the cellsÂ’ effect on vision.In its press release announcing the clinical trial, StemCells Inc. was careful...
  • Ohio Catholic priests to pray exorcism prayers at abortion clinic

    03/17/2012 1:26:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 3/17/2012 | Kathleen Gilbert
    News Print Article | Email Friend | Reprint Permissions Ohio Catholic priests to pray exorcism prayers at abortion clinic by Kathleen Gilbert Fri Mar 16, 2012 15:53 EST Comments (0) DAYTON, Ohio, March 16, 2012 ( - For many segments of the population, the realm of demonic activity and exorcisms stays in the movie theater. But for many believers in the pro-life movement, the problem of dealing with evil is a practical question – and one that is taken very seriously. In Dayton, Ohio, it has led one local 40 Days for Life leader to obtain permission from the Archdiocese...
  • Wesley J. Smith: Should Dehydration Be the Default Decision for PVS

    03/17/2012 12:55:35 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 18 replies
    Bioethics exploded into the headlines over the last few weeks after the Journal of Medical Ethics published an article promoting “after-birth abortion,” that is, the right of parents to have infants killed if the child’s presence in life did not serve their (or society’s) interests. But hidden by the sturm und drang over infanticide, Bioethics published another radical proposal that received virtually no attention—but which, if adopted, could result in thousands of persistent vegetative state (PVS) patients being dehydrated to death.The question concerns whether or not to provide such patients with food and water. Tube-supplied sustenance—called artificial nutrition and hydration...
  • Joni Eareckson Tada on Wilberforce Award, 'Better Off Dead Than Disabled' Mentality

    03/16/2012 9:24:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 98 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/16/2012 | Eryn Sun
    A disturbing belief is spreading within the hearts of many around the world and within America: that a person is better off dead than disabled.But a leading advocate for people with disabilities is fighting that notion and looking to educate the world and the church about the precious lives and rights of "those who seem to be weaker."The Christian Post spoke to Joni Eareckson Tada on Thursday, the founder and CEO of Joni and Friends International Disability Center, about her countless achievements for the disabled community, unwavering faith in God, battle with breast cancer, and her latest recognition by Breakpoint...
  • ‘At eight months, my doctor said he would ‘absolutely’ abort my disabled son’

    03/16/2012 3:54:34 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 30 replies · 1+ views
    LifeSiteNews/Live Action ^ | 3/16/12 | Kristi Burton Brown
    March 16, 2012 ( - When you walk into Nicole and Steven’s house, you get the sense that they are parents who thoroughly enjoy their three kids. You’ll 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 can’t climb up on the counter to help because the crockpot is just too hot for little hands. You’ll see Titus, their only son proudly popping wheelies in his special wheelchair while the family cheers. They are a family...
  • Obama Admin OKs Using Aborted Babies’ Brains in Lab Tests

    03/16/2012 10:43:10 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 148 replies
    Life News ^ | 3/16/2012 | Steven Ertelt
    Obama Admin OKs Using Aborted Babies’ Brains in Lab Tests by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | | 3/16/12 1:18 PM The Obama administration is getting grief from a pro-life group for approving an experiment using the remains of the bodies of unborn children victimized in abortion for research continues in U.S. laboratories. Scott Fischbach, the director of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life uncovered the information showing a clinical trial approved by the Food and Drug Administration uses brain tissue from aborted unborn babies to treat macular degeneration. StemCells Inc. will inject fetal brain stem cells into the eyes...
  • Polish mom saves two of three triplets after 75 days spent in labor…nearly upside-down

    03/15/2012 5:51:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 3/15/2012 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    WROCLAW, Poland, March 13, 2012 ( - A Polish woman endured 75 days of labor lying in a nearly upside down position to save the lives of her two premature babies after the first of three triplets was born prematurely and died. Joanna Krzysztonek was pregnant with triplets when she went into labour at 21 weeks. Her first baby was born prematurely and did not survive. Dr. Mariusz Zimmer, head of the Wroclaw obstetrics and neo-natal clinic where Krzysztonek gave birth, intervened with medication to stop contractions and told the expectant mother that the babies might be saved if she...
  • Writer: ‘I love abortion,’ women ‘should venerate it wholeheartedly’

    03/15/2012 5:43:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 3/15/2012 | Ben Johnson
    News Print Article | Email Friend | Reprint Permissions Writer: ‘I love abortion,’ women ‘should venerate it wholeheartedly’ by Ben Johnson Thu Mar 15, 2012 18:45 EST Comments (4) Tags: amanda chatel, jessica delbalzo, rh reality check FLEMINGTON, NEW JERSEY, March 15, 2012, ( – A writer on a pro-abortion website, who seems to have a history selling sex toys, has written an article stating, “I love abortion.” Jessica DelBalzo a New Jersey-based activist wrote the article “I Love Abortion: Implying Otherwise Accomplishes Nothing for Women’s Rights” for the website RH Reality Check. The article begins, “I love abortion. I...
  • They Lied Saying Obamacare Wouldn’t Fund Abortions

    03/15/2012 4:17:44 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 32 replies
    Life News ^ | 3/15/12 | Alan Sears
    When the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, i.e., ObamaCare, was being debated in public and in Congress during 2010, Americans who supported life were told again and again that the legislation would not cover abortion. But like so many other aspects of Obama’s healthcare overhaul, what was promised and what was received turned out to be two different things – especially considering that many legislators read the bill only after they signed it into law. For example, the Obama administration has now made it clear that the individual mandate in ObamaCare will contain a charge—an “abortion premium mandate”—to forcibly...
  • Why Obama Wants the Contraception Mandate to Go to the Supreme Court

    03/15/2012 11:55:34 AM PDT · by WPaCon · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/15/2012 | Andrew Schwartz
    The question has been asked: "Why are President Obama and the Democrats spending so much time and effort on universal coverage of contraception?" Surely they knew that there would be religious objection. Surely they did not think that such a decision would not go unchallenged. Why waste time and resources defending a controversial stance with so many other things going on? Recent polls show President Obama's approval numbers dropping among female voters, despite the "War on Women" attributed to the Republicans, and religious leaders have spoken openly from the pulpit, decrying the legality and morality of the contraception mandate, despite...
  • Obama Admin Cuts Off Birth Control Funding for Low-Income Women in Texas

    03/15/2012 11:04:01 AM PDT · by blueyon · 21 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 3/14/2012 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    Reuters reports that the Obama administration will cut off birth control funding for low-income women in Texas because Texas has cut off the state's taxpayer-funding of Planned Parenthood: The federal government will withdraw funding for a Texas program providing more than 100,000 poor women with birth control and other health services because Planned Parenthood clinics are not allowed to participate, a Health and Human Services spokeswoman said on Friday. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the decision in Houston on Friday, prompting a furious response from Texas Governor Rick Perry, who called it an "egregious federal overreach." At...
  • “Pro-Choice” Activist: “I Love Abortion,” “Don’t Want it Rare”

    03/14/2012 4:10:05 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 69 replies
    Life News ^ | 3/14/12 | Steven Ertelt
    A pro-abortion activist writing at one of the leading pro-abortion web sites is admitting what many the pro-life movement has always known but what leading defenders of abortion refuse to admit. Until now.Jessica DelBalzo, an activist writer from Flemington, New Jersey who has written for numerous progressive web sites, puts her extreme pro-abortion views on display at RH Reality Check, where she candidly admits in a headline, “I Love Abortion: Implying Otherwise Accomplishes Nothing for Women’s Rights.”“I love abortion. I don’t accept it. I don’t view it as a necessary evil. I embrace it. I donate to abortion funds. I...
  • CEO Of Texas Planned Parenthood Arrested For Indecent Exposure

    03/14/2012 9:53:00 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Michael Berry ^ | 3/14/2012 | Life News/ Michael Berry
    CEO Of Texas Planned Parenthood Arrested For Indecent Exposure The president and CEO of the Planned Parenthood abortion business in Lubbock, Texas was arrested yesterday for indecent exposure at a local baseball field where children play. As KCBD reports, “According to Lubbock Police, Tony Ray Thornton, 56, was arrested at the baseball fields inside of Mackenzie Park. According to the incident report, Thornton was taken into custody at 3:25 Monday afternoon. He was booked into the Lubbock County Detention Center and released from jail Tuesday morning around 11 a.m.” The news station reports that Thornton has worked with the abortion...
  • Congresswoman: ObamaCare could lead to limiting women to having two children

    03/14/2012 9:42:37 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 3/14/2012 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., March 13, 2012, ( – The founder of the House Tea Party Caucus is warning that the Obama administration’s pro-contraception stance and disregard for religious liberty could lead it to restrict the number of children American women are allowed have. Last Tuesday, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, R-MN, told GBTV’s “Real News From The Blaze” program she disagreed with HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ argument that paying for contraceptives saves money by reducing health care costs – and that her analysis sets a dangerous precedent. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, R-MN “Going with that logic, it isn’t far fetched to think the president...
  • After IVF we became pregnant with triplets, but my wife wanted two of the babies aborted

    03/14/2012 9:30:42 AM PDT · by Morgana · 74 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 3/14/2012 | Anonymous
    March 14, 2012 ( - My soul carries a new scar. The pain is fresh and keen, and I know that while time might see the pain fade, I will never fully recover from what I’ve seen, and done. For I have failed, intentionally and knowingly, in the first duty of a parent: protecting the lives of two of my children. My wife and I wanted children; alas, we needed IVF treatment to realize this dream. Several cycles and multiple embryo implantations later, we welcomed our blessing from G-d, who is the light of our lives. Recently, we tried for...
  • (pic) Pro Choice? Are You Kidding?

    03/13/2012 4:59:29 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-13-12 | The Looking Spoon
    This angry baby pic apparently gets around
  • The U.S. billionaires funding the push for abortion in Ireland

    03/13/2012 4:29:51 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    LifeSiteNews/The Life Institute ^ | 3/13/12 | Niamh Ui Bhriain
    March 13, 2012 ( - Ireland’s experience in banning abortion is hugely important for the global pro-life community. That’s because our record proves that we best serve mothers and babies when our laws protect unborn human life. Ireland is the example pro-life activists the world over can point to, because the Irish experience shows that abortion is never necessary. The abortion industry is, of course, particularly discomfited by the fact that, according to the United Nations, Ireland, without recourse to abortion, is the safest place in the world for a mother to have a baby. And Irish medical experts have...
  • Abort first, ask questions later: Britain’s problem with sex-selection abortion

    03/13/2012 4:20:36 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 4 replies
    March 13, 2012 ( - Sex-selection abortions have been illegal in Great Britain since 1967. But that hasn’t been stopping British abortionists from performing them. A far-reaching undercover investigation carried out by the London Telegraph found that doctors, counselors and medical staff across the country were not only perfectly willing to perform sex-selective abortions, but they were even willing to forge paperwork to cover up their crime. According to The Telegraph, a counselor at a British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) clinic openly admitted to the undercover operative that she would lie on her official paperwork to make sure the abortion...
  • Is fertility the next Down syndrome?

    03/13/2012 4:19:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 3/13/2012 | Denise J. Hunnell, MD
    March 13, 2012 ( - There is little doubt the HHS mandate that requires all insurance polices to provide hormonal contraception, sterilization and abortion-causing drugs with no co-pay is an assault on religious liberty. Along with a diverse array of Catholic leaders and writers, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is more united in forcefully addressing this unjust regulation than they have been on any other issue in recent memory. Cardinal Dolan, president of the USCCB, has declared that the Catholic Church will not back down in the fight for religious liberty. Yet lost in this critical fight...
  • New York Times ad calls Catholic Church ‘autocratic, woman-hating, sex-perverting’ Old Boys Club

    03/13/2012 4:14:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 3/13/2012 | Ben Johnson
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK, March 13, 2012, ( – Catholics and non-Catholics alike have reacted to a viciously anti-Catholic full-page advertisement in Friday’s New York Times. The Freedom From Religion Foundation’s ad, which takes the form of a letter to a “liberal Catholic,” asks “Cafeteria” Catholics, “Why are you propping up the pillars of a tyrannical and autocratic, woman-hating, sex-perverting, antediluvian Old Boys Club?” Its authors accuse “the conscienceless Catholic Church” of “launching a vengeful modern-day Inquisition” by opposing the HHS mandate that religious employers provide contraception, sterilization, and abortifacient drugs in their health insurance coverage. “No politician should jeopardize...
  • Guidelines issued for Obamacare’s (hidden) $1 abortion surcharge

    03/13/2012 2:30:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | 3/13/2012 | Jill Stanek
    Yesterday the Department of Health and Human Services issued its final rule for establishing state health care exchanges under Obamacare. As expected, the rule provides for taxpayer funding of insurance coverage that includes elective abortion. Let me back up. I spent some time talking to friends in the House this morning to understand and explain this. Insurance companies that want to participate in Obamacare’s exchange program must follow certain guidelines – the “rule” issued yesterday, which is actually a whole bunch of rules. The attraction for insurance companies to participate in the exchange program is that under Obamacare the federal...
  • RomneyCare Now Funding FREE Abortions:

    03/13/2012 1:29:54 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie ^ | March 7, 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...
  • Writer: My abortion ‘was the best decision of my life’; I’d rather have a dog than a baby

    03/13/2012 5:48:02 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 72 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 3/12/2012 | Ben Johnson
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK, March 12, 2012, ( – American Idol judge Steve Tyler and his then-girlfriend still regret her abortion. So does former Britney Spears backup singer Kelly Clinger. So do millions of other famous and anonymous women across the country and around the world. Not Amanda Chatel, a self-described “selfish” New York-based freelance writer. In an online article posted on the website The Gloss on Friday, she claimed she had an abortion in 2005, calling it “the best decision of my life” and writing that she prefers the companionship of her Jack Russell terrier to motherhood. Chatel left...
  • UPDATE: Couple Wins Down Syndrome “Wrongful Birth” Suit

    03/12/2012 5:39:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    LiveActionNews ^ | 3/12/2012 | Cassy Fiano
    Last week, I wrote about two parents who filed a “wrongful birth” suit against their hospital, because their daughter was not prenatally diagnosed with Down syndrome. At the time, they didn’t want their names released to the public, because they feared the backlash they might receive over the lawsuit. Well, they’ve won, and Ariel and Deborah Levy are apparently happy to talk to the media now that they’ve been paid off for the hassle of raising their daughter (emphasis mine). A couple who sued a hospital for not telling them their unborn child has Down’s syndrome has been awarded a...
  • Writer: My abortion ‘was the best decision of my life’; I’d rather have a dog than a baby

    03/12/2012 5:34:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 45 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/12/2012 | Ben Johnson
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK, March 12, 2012, ( – American Idol judge Steve Tyler and his then-girlfriend still regret her abortion. So does former Britney Spears backup singer Kelly Clinger. So do millions of other famous and anonymous women across the country and around the world. Abortion: One Dead, One Wounded Not Amanda Chatel, a self-described “selfish” New York-based freelance writer. In an online article posted on the website The Gloss on Friday, she claimed she had an abortion in 2005, calling it “the best decision of my life” and writing that she prefers the companionship of her Jack Russell...
  • Obama Admin Finalizes Rules: $1 Abortions in ObamaCare

    03/12/2012 4:36:02 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 61 replies
    Life News ^ | 3/12/12 | Steven Ertelt
    It’s official. The concern pro-life organizations had about the ObamaCare legislation funding abortions has been confirmed, as the Obama administration has issued the final rules on abortion funding governing the controversial health care law. Nestled within the “individual mandate” in the Obamacare act — that portion of the Act requiring every American to purchase government — approved insurance or pay a penalty — is an “abortion premium mandate.” This mandate requires all persons enrolled in insurance plans that include elective abortion coverage to pay a separate premium from their own pockets to fund abortion. As a result, many pro-life Americans...
  • Planned Parenthood accused of $6M fraud

    03/12/2012 3:13:09 PM PDT · by don-o · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 11, 2012 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    A Planned Parenthood affiliate in Texas knowingly sent in about $6 million in false claims to Medicaid and took steps to cover up its acts, says a federal "whistleblower" lawsuit that was unsealed Friday. Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast submitted more than 87,000 reimbursement claims for services that were "false, fraudulent, and/or ineligible," said the lawsuit filed by Abby K. Johnson on behalf of the United States and the state of Texas in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Houston. Ms. Johnson is a former director of one of the clinics and had "system-wide" access to patient...
  • [Rick Perry] Obama administration placing pro-abortion politics over women's health

    03/12/2012 2:34:31 PM PDT · by rhema · 2 replies
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | 3/4/12 | Rick Perry
    President Obama's administration plans to cancel funding for a long-standing and cost-effective health and wellness program for more than 100,000 Texas women. This move will cut off access to screenings for breast and cervical cancer, hypertension and diabetes, STD testing and family planning services for Texas women who otherwise could not afford them. Unfortunately, Obama and his allies are once again putting their political agenda ahead of sound policy and the delivery of cost-efficient healthcare. They are trampling on the rights of states like Texas to create programs like the Women's Health Program and to administer it for Texans by...
  • Gingrich ad: Romney ‘can’t beat Obama’ because of healthcare

    03/12/2012 12:46:18 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/12/12 03:24 PM ET | Sam Baker
    Mitt Romney “can’t beat Obama” because of the similarities in their healthcare laws, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said in a web video Monday. Gingrich and former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) have argued before that Romney won’t be able to draw a sharp contrast with President Obama on healthcare. The new ad, though, does not simply argue that Gingrich would be stronger on the issue, but that Romney would lose a general-election matchup. “Two men, same plan,” the ad’s narrator says. “Republicans ran against Obamacare in 2010 and won. But how can we run against Obamacare in 2012 if Republicans...
  • Maryland March for Life in Annapolis Monday March 12th

    03/12/2012 11:33:21 AM PDT · by icwhatudo · 2 replies
    Maryland March for Life ^ | 3-12-2012 | Maryland March for Life
    Join Maryland Right to Life for the 2012 Maryland March for Life in Annapolis, this Monday, March 12th! This annual event takes place in downtown Annapolis, beginning with non-denominational and Roman Catholic religious services at St. Mary's Church on Duke of Gloucester Street at 5:15pm. The annual march will then begin, culminating in a rally in front of the Maryland State House. Speakers will lead the rally with emotional testimony and inspiring words about the value of human life! A mixer will be held after the rally back at St. Mary's Church. Free Chic-Fil-A will be provided! During the mixer,...
  • Plan B vs. Religious Liberty: Not So Fast

    03/12/2012 9:07:09 AM PDT · by rhema · 4 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | 3/9/12 | Chuck Colson
    Finally -- some good news in the battle between so-called reproductive rights and religious liberty. How supremely ironic is it that at the same time the Obama Administration is seeking to force religious organizations to offer insurance coverage of abortion-inducing drugs, a federal district court in Washington State has ruled that the state cannot force pharmacies to dispense those very same drugs? That's right. And this comes close on the heels of what amounted to a 9-0 smack-down of the Administration by the Supreme Court, which insisted in the Hosanna-Tabor case that even in hiring, the First Amendment gives "special...