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  • Now is the time for courage (Akin, abortion)

    08/23/2012 9:36:15 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 192 replies
    WND ^ | August 22, 2012 | Janet Porter
    Exclusive: Janet Porter joins pro-life leaders as they stand with Rep. Todd Akin Want to know why the Republican Party is in such trouble? I believe it comes down to one word: courage. When Democrats misspeak, we make them vice president. When Republicans misspeak, Republicans are the first in line to throw them under the bus. When Rep. Todd Akin stood for protecting all innocent human life in a recent interview, he used a word with more than one meaning. He used the word “legitimate” before the word “rape” to mean “real,” “forcible,” a tragic event that “really took place.”...
  • Abortion and rape

    08/23/2012 6:12:14 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/23/12 | Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
    The criticisms of the recent absurd comments by Missouri Republican Congressman Todd Akin, who at this writing is his party’s nominee to take on incumbent Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in November in a contest he had been expected to win, have focused on his clearly erroneous understanding of the human female anatomy. In a now infamous statement, in which he used the bizarre and unheard-of phrase “legitimate rape,” the congressman gave the impression that some rapes of women are not mentally or seriously resisted. This is an antediluvian and misogynistic myth for which there is no basis in fact...
  • Woman Conceived in Rape Responds to Akin Abortion Controversy

    08/21/2012 2:53:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 181 replies
    Life News ^ | August 21, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    Rebecca Kiessling, a pro-life attorney from Michigan, fully understands the national debate going on concerning the controversial comments Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin made about abortion and rape. Kiessling was conceived when her mother was victimized by a rapist.“It seems to me, first of all, from what I understand from doctors, if it’s a legitimate rape, that’s really rare. The female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down,” Akin said. “The punishment ought to be on the rapist, and not in attacking the child.”Kiessling responded to the comments saying that the use of the term “legitimate...
  • Joan Appleton dies: Abortion nurse turned pro-life activist

    08/22/2012 7:39:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    LSN ^ | 8.22.2012 | John-Henry Westen
    A former abortion worker whose conversion to the pro-life movement helped many in the abortion industry leave their deadly practice died Monday August 20. Before her 1989 conversion, Joan Appleton worked as the head nurse at Commonwealth Women’s Clinic in Washington, D.C., and was an active member of the radically pro-abortion National Organization for Women (NOW). In a testimony about her conversion, Appleton described witnessing an ultrasound guided abortion and how the experience was instrumental in changing her mind on the issue. “I handled the ultrasound while the doctor performed the procedure and I directed him while I was watching...
  • I say Akin was right; and AIN'T I A WOMAN?**

    08/22/2012 3:20:19 PM PDT · by shhrubbery! · 378 replies
    the conservative circular firing squad | August 22, 2012 | me
    First, I'm a woman. (Seems to be an important qualification if one is to be allowed to have an opinion on "womens' bodies.")I'm used to being attacked by the harridans of the Left, who claim that if you're a pro-life, then you're NOT A WOMAN.But I'm not used to hearing conservatives knee-jerk to the idea that something is "idiotic" just because it's politically incorrect ... according to those same rabid harridans of the Left.I think, like Akin did, that a woman's endocrine system CAN sometimes "shut down" the process of conception, or implantation, as a result of traumatic stress suffered...
  • Will GOP National Convention Pro-Life Support Energize Conservative Voters

    08/22/2012 3:58:20 PM PDT · by Kfobbs · 15 replies
    Examiner ^ | August 22, 2012 | Kevin Fobbs
    The country is now in the third quarter of a presidential election year that may very well determine the direction of the nation for the next quarter century in the battle to establish whether the right to life for the unborn will thrive or wither on the vine. It is clear that historic battle lines are now being drawn, and liberal advertising blitzes are being planned and will be unleashed against Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan next week. This will occur after the GOP National Convention delegates formerly adopt the pro-life plank along with the convention platform in Tampa, Florida....
  • Rape Pregnancies Are Rare

    08/22/2012 3:08:34 PM PDT · by JediJones · 92 replies
    Christian Life Resources ^ | April 1999 | John C. Willke, M.D.
    First, let's define the term "rape." When pro-lifers speak of rape pregnancies, we should commonly use the phrase "forcible rape" or "assault rape," for that specifies what we're talking about. Rape can also be statutory. Depending upon your state law, statutory rape can be consensual, but we're not addressing that here. Assault rape pregnancies are extremely rare. Most pro-lifers have heard this comment, but too often cannot back it up with facts. A candidate for office in the State of Arkansas made this comment before the last elections. He was roundly criticized and ridiculed by the opposing candidate and the...
  • Corrupted by Population Control? The Case of CARE

    08/22/2012 3:04:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    LSN ^ | 8.22.2012 | Steve Mosher
    FRONT ROYAL, Virginia, August 20, 2012 (pop.org) - Should Catholics and other Christians be Supporting an Organization Whose Policies, if not its Programs, are Indistinguishable from those of Planned Parenthood? Today’s CARE has nothing in common to the food relief organization that was set up by Christians in the wake of World War II. People need to know that instead of CARE packages full of canned goods, the organization now devotes its resources to promoting “Sexual and Reproductive Health” (SRH), which in practice means abortion, sterilization and contraception. The best way to “empower” poor women to get an education, advance...
  • Pat Robertson’s adoption comments reveal a deeper heart issue in the nation and church

    08/22/2012 1:46:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    LSN ^ | 8.22.2012 | Susan Michelle Tyrrell
    My mouth dropped open, gaping in shock, as I sat in the prayer room readying myself to pray for the orphans and fatherless and then saw the story. Christian Broadcasting Network’s Pat Robertson had criticized some types of adoption. In a viewer question from a woman who had adopted three children internationally, Robertson’s advice as to why men seemed to lose interest when they found out she adopted her children, said: “A man doesn’t want to take on the United Nations, and a woman has all these various children, blended family, what is it – you don’t know what problems...
  • RINO Scott Brown criticizes GOP Abortion Stance

    08/22/2012 9:01:08 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 65 replies
    http://www.wbur.com ^ | August 22, 2012 | Fred Thys
    BOSTON — In another step to distance himself from his party, Massachusetts Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is asking GOP leaders to be more inclusive on the issue of abortion. In a letter released Tuesday, Brown asks Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, to drop the anti-abortion plank in the party platform. “If we are to grow and succeed in all parts of this great nation, we must be a ‘big-tent’ party,” Brown wrote. “There are people of goodwill on both sides of the abortion issue, and we need to send a message to voters that there...
  • The Star’s editorial | GOP can’t avoid Todd Akin — or abortion

    08/21/2012 8:14:12 PM PDT · by randita · 92 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | 8/21/12 | Editorial Staff
    They phoned. They wrote. They rebuked him publicly from coast to coast. They cut off funding and support. Yet Republican U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin didn’t cave. He refused to withdraw by the initial 5 p.m. Tuesday deadline, sticking with his November race against Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill. His choice means women’s health and abortion remain top issues, causing a debate the GOP had hoped to avoid. Akin, who says he misspoke when he said “legitimate rape” victims can prevent pregnancy, has a long voting record against abortion in any circumstance. Akin also is in line with U.S. Rep. Paul...
  • Doctor behind Todd Akin's rape theory was a Romney surrogate in 2007

    08/21/2012 7:39:05 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 49 replies
    A physician and former president of the National Right to Life Committee, Willke was an “important surrogate” for Romney’s 2008 presidential bid. Willke is the oft-cited source of the theory that rape-related pregnancies are “rare.” The theory is sometimes used by antiabortion advocates to argue that abortion laws should not contain exceptions for pregnancies that result from rape or incest. Willke believes that trauma caused by violent rape causes a woman’s reproductive system to shut down. He presents this belief as fact in educational materials, including a book about abortion and a website called abortionfacts.com. Willke’s views – and his...
  • Gay Boy Scouts or Fake Duke LaCrosse Rapes: I Choose Conservative Christian Akins over Romney

    08/21/2012 7:08:56 PM PDT · by xzins · 153 replies
    Self | 24 Aug 12 | Xzins
    Oh how soon we forget! Sean Hannity was in the lead on the story throughout. False accusations of rape against Duke Lacrosse players made headline news. Then we learned she was pregnant. Now disbarred District Attorney Michael Nifong withheld crucial DNA evidence that proved not one of the accused had been with the accuser sexually. Subsequent DNA tests demonstrated that there would be no paternity liability on the part of any of them. She was not impregnated during her fake rape. Apparently, that happened later at her discretion. In short, it was not a LEGITIMATE rape. In fact, it was...
  • Court: Texas can cut off Planned Parenthood funds

    08/21/2012 7:50:19 PM PDT · by South40 · 16 replies
    MSNBC.com ^ | 8/20/2012 | WILL WEISSERT
    State argued that it is not required to subsidize organizations that advocate elective abortions AUSTIN, Texas — A federal appeals court ruled late Tuesday that Texas can cut off funding for Planned Parenthood clinics that provide health services to low-income women before a trial over a new law that bans state money from going to organizations tied to abortion providers. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans lifted a federal judge's temporary injunction calling for the funding to continue pending an October trial on Planned Parenthood's challenge to the law. Texas officials sought to cut off funding...
  • We Applaud the Republican Platform: No 'Abortion Rights', Only a Right to Life

    08/21/2012 7:34:34 PM PDT · by tcg · 7 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 8/22/12 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    ...Platform is clear: "Faithful to the 'self-evident' truths enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed. We support a human life amendment to the Constitution and endorse legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment's protections apply to unborn children." ... opponents of the fundamental Human Right to Life of our youngest neighbors in the first home of the human race control much of the media. So, this heroic action by the Republican Platform Committee is reported in...
  • Dumb and Dumber

    08/21/2012 6:55:36 PM PDT · by edboock · 53 replies
    Ed Boock | 8/21/2012 | edboock
    To All: The events of the last 24 hours illustrate why I'm not a Republican. I'm tired of being expected to defend the indefensible and stupid actions of Republicans. I'm somebody totally different. I'm an Independent Conservative. I don't shoot myself in the foot, head, butt, or leg on purpose. With Rep. Todd Akin saying something totally insane and suicidal politically, the RNC Platform committee backs him up with the most egregious plank I can think of. Ryan and Romney, it can be argued, agree with Akin and the RNC platform. Very easy to demagogue and to change the subject...
  • Akin's Remark was Stupid and Untrue -- Now He Must Put the Nation's Future First

    08/21/2012 2:17:58 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 48 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 8/21/12 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Snerdley is yelling at me: "Are you gonna get rid of Akin now?" Before I give my two cents on all this, folks, let me first say I have two natural tendencies. One is to avoid the pack, to avoid the conventional wisdom. When everybody seems to be uttering, voicing, doing the same thing, that's when I put on the brakes and say, "Do I want to join this mob?" And I also have, as you well know, a tendency to want to support conservatives who come under fire. It doesn't happen enough. You know, the Democrats...
  • G.O.P. Approves Strict Anti-Abortion Language in Party Platform

    08/21/2012 2:15:26 PM PDT · by lbryce · 7 replies
    New York times ^ | August 21, 2012 | Michel Cooper
    Even as the Republican establishment continued to call for Representative Todd Akin of Missouri to drop out of his Senate race because of his comments on rape and abortion, Republicans approved platform language on Tuesday calling for a constitutional amendment outlawing abortion with no explicit exceptions for cases of rape or incest. The anti-abortion plank, approved by the Republican platform committee Tuesday morning in Tampa, Fla., was similar to the planks Republicans have included in their recent party platforms, which also called for a constitutional ban on abortions. The full convention is set to vote on the party's platform on...
  • Filipino bishops: We will strip Catholic status if schools defy Church teaching

    08/21/2012 10:52:33 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    LSN ^ | 8.21.2012 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    – Catholic schools that fail to uphold Church teaching may be stripped of their affiliation with the Church, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) warned last week. “If we are a Catholic school, we should not teach anything contrary to the official teaching of the Church,” Archbishop Jose Palma, the CBCP’s president, told CBCPNews, the conference’s official news service. Stressing that parents who send their children to Catholic schools expect the schools to be faithful to the teachings of the Church, Archbishop Palma, who heads the Cebu archdiocese, said, “They are hoping that their children will learn the...
  • Hey Girl: anti-lifers use adorable Internet meme to spread lies, propaganda

    08/21/2012 10:10:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    LiveAction ^ | 8.21.2012 | Kristen Walker
    August 21, 2012 (LiveActionNews.org) - Sometimes you’re minding your own business when the internet punches you in the face with WRONG. I saw a Center for Reproductive Rights graphic today that made the WRONG alarm go off in my brain. You know how you’re looking at the internet and your brain is all “politics – cat – advertisement - cat – cat - advertisement - annoying girl from high school - WRONG WRONG WRONGITY WRONG!”? It was like that. http://lifesite.net/images/sized/images/blog/hey_girl-600x428.jpg What set off my wrong alarm is this pile of nonsense from the Center for Reproductive Rights. Now, if you...
  • The Pro-Life Movement Must Disavow Akin Comment

    08/21/2012 8:09:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2012 | Dennis Prager
    Rep. Todd Akin has, unwittingly to be sure, harmed the pro-life movement, his senatorial race in Missouri, the Republican Party, and therefore quite possibly the nation. Every person who speaks or writes for the public will make an occasional faux pas, and sooner or later, will write or say something inappropriate. The game of "gotcha" that the media play -- especially with regard to Republicans and conservatives -- is what makes so many politicians sound robotic when they speak. But Congressman Akin said something that cries out for condemnation and retraction -- and necessitates an explanation. On a Missouri TV...
  • Embattled Rep. Akin Stands Up Piers Morgan and CNN

    08/21/2012 3:39:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2012 | Kevin Glass
    After a convoluted series of events, embattled GOP Senate nominee Todd Akin stood up CNN host Piers Morgan in prime time tonight and set the stage for a fundraising drive that Akin hopes would keep him in the U.S. Senate race in Missouri. Outraged, Morgan called Akin a "gutless little twerp" before saying that the Congressman has an open invitation to appear on the show. Both Piers Morgan and showrunner Jonathan Wald alerted the world that Akin would be appearing on CNN at 9pm to discuss his controversial comments regarding rape, pregnancy and abortion, and to discuss the widespread GOP...
  • Bus tour of women who oppose abortion stops in Iowa cities

    08/20/2012 10:00:18 PM PDT · by iowamark · 1 replies
    Quad City Times ^ | 8/20/1960 | Mike Wiser
    DES MOINES — A rolling billboard coach supporting the anti-abortion cause and the defeat of five specific congressional candidates began its five-state trip Monday in Iowa, with stops in Sioux City, Des Moines and Mason City. The “Women Speak Out: Abortion is Not Health Care” bus arrived in Des Moines about 1:15 p.m. The group had hoped to park their coach — decorated with the crossed-out faces of Barack Obama, Christie Vilsack and other Democrats — in front of the Capitol and use it as a backdrop for a news conference. But they were forced to move locations because work...
  • Obama, McCaskill, Funded Group Failing to Report Child Rape

    08/20/2012 6:20:11 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 14 replies
    LifeNews ^ | 8-20-2012 | Steven Ertelt
    August 20, 2012 Obama, McCaskill, Funded Group Failing to Report Child Rape Steven Ertelt The national debate over abortion today is focused on comments Missouri Rep. Todd Akin made about abortions in cases of rape and incest that many have called insensitive and have prompted calls for him to stem down from the U.S. Senate race.However, President Barack Obama and Akin’s Democratic opponent Claire McCaskill have supported taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business — which has been repeatedly found to have failed to report suspected cases of sexual abuse and child rape to authorities.In one case out of...
  • Ann Coulter to Todd Akin: If You're Really Pro-Life, You'll Drop Out of the Senate Race

    08/20/2012 1:23:10 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 98 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/20/12 | John McCormack
    In response to Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin's bizarre comments about abortion and rape, conservative columnist Ann Coulter is calling on Akin to resign for the good of his country and the pro-life cause: Dems spent @ $2 million on ads boosting Todd Akin in the primary, according to the NYT - nyti.ms/Rc4sbh Pls withdraw @ToddAkin!we will rally around Akin as GOP hero if he withdraws for the good of the country. Roe is at stake!
  • Stop the madness: Georgia abortion clinic has violated regs AND waivers for two decades

    08/20/2012 9:36:12 AM PDT · by Morgana
    LSN ^ | 8.20.2012 | Jill Stanek
    In 1994, the Georgia State Planning Agency notified the architect designing Atlanta Women’s Medical Center in Atlanta, Georgia, that plans for its two-story late-term abortion clinic needed to include an elevator. The clinic’s owner, HUMEDCO Corporation, which runs a chain of three abortion clinics, claimed it would be too expensive to add an elevator and requested a waiver. The Georgia Department of Human Services granted the waiver, through August 31, 2005. It went on to grant another waiver, through August 31, 2012. The terms in both cases were that AWMC had to notify prospective patients of the stairs, escort recovering...
  • Home protest makes Orlando Planned Parenthood CEO cry

    08/20/2012 9:15:50 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | 8.20.2012 | Jill Stanek
    Jenna Tosh returned home from a walk with her family Saturday morning to an unwelcome surprise: 28 pro-life activists conducting an awareness campaign in front of her home. Jenna promptly burst into tears. This spring 28-yr-old Jenna was promoted to the position of CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando in Florida. One of the two clinics Jenna oversees commits abortion. Jenna lives on a busy street in Winter Park. Why did she start crying Saturday? She could have been humiliated by the exposure. She could have been upset that her young son saw graphic photos of how she makes...
  • Romney says Ryan won't oppose abortion in rape cases (Romney supports both rape & incest abortion)

    08/20/2012 5:17:54 AM PDT · by xzins · 290 replies
    JS Online ^ | Aug. 20, 2012 | James Rowen
    Odious remarks by GOP Missouri Senate candidate Cong. Todd Akin about how few pregnancies result from "legitimate rape" have done more than outrage people across the country and doom Akin's bid to move up from the House. It motivated the Romney campaign - - already trailing among women voters in recent polls - - to distance itself from Akin by assuring voters that Romney and Paul Ryan - - the "Romney-Ryan administration" - - should they win in November, would not oppose raped women's access to abortion. "Governor Romney and Congressman (Paul) Ryan disagree with Mr. Akin's statement, and a...
  • Wesley J. Smith: Readers Digest Pushes Eugenics

    08/18/2012 12:23:05 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    First Things/Secondhand Smoke ^ | 8/17/12 | Wesley J. Smith
    It has been coming for some time, but the top voices in bioethics–by which I mean those who inhabit the top floors of the ivory tower–are almost all blatant eugenicists.  That sure is from whence the first eugenics came from–and the pattern is repeating itself.  First, anti human exceptionalism cultural poison spouted from the top universities.  Then, money from rich private foundations to fuel the advocacy: Philanthropists fueled the first eugenics, just as the secretive Ira W. DeCamp Foundation paid to bring Peter Singer to his academic chair at Princeton. And then, move the cancer from the academic press and symposia into the popular culture. Everything...
  • VIDEO: Heckler Spits in Face of Grandmotherly Romney Supporter in WI (video at link)

    08/18/2012 8:29:28 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 19 replies
    Once again we see an Obama/abortion supporter who cannot keep to a civil debate. This time in Wisconsin where Appleton resident Mary Hogland, 83, tried to interrupt a small, private Romney event. When her outburst was vociferously opposed by the Romney supporters that were actually invited to the gathering, Hogland spat in the face of one of the elderly women present. This gathering was part of a "Wisconsin Women for Mitt" bus tour event featuring Wis. State Senator Alberta Darling and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch who recently beat a recall election mounted by the Badger State's government employee unions. Hogland...
  • Abortion clinic director blames new state law for closure

    08/18/2012 3:46:19 AM PDT · by don-o · 18 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | August 18, 2012 | Kristi L. Nelson
    One of the two Knoxville clinics that provide surgical abortions closed last week, and its longtime director blamed a new Tennessee law. Deb Walsh, director of Volunteer Women's Medical Clinic on Concord Street, said in a letter to the Abortion Care Network that her clinic, licensed as an ambulatory surgical treatment center by the state, had been unable to provide abortions since July 1, when Tennessee's "Life Defense Act of 2012" took effect. The law requires doctors performing abortions at clinics to have hospital privileges. That meant the retired obstetrician/gynecologist who had been performing surgical abortions there for decades could...
  • Catholic Pro-Life Group Endorses Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan

    08/18/2012 1:51:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | August 17, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    This week, one of the leading pro-life groups for Catholics made the decision to put its imprimatur on the presidential ticket of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, saying it is the right vote for pro-lifers. On the heels of Romney’s picking a pro-life running mate in Rep. Paul Ryan, Brian Burch of Catholic Vote told his supporters, “Mitt Romney made his choice. Today we are making ours.” “CatholicVote.org is proud to announce that we are enthusiastically endorsing Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in the 2012 presidential race,” Burch said. “The decision to endorse Romney for President was made after Governor...
  • A Love Note from your Aborted Baby

    08/17/2012 4:33:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    LSN ^ | 8.17.2012 | Peter Baklinski
    With millions upon millions of babies whose lives have ended through legalized abortion, there are millions upon millions of post abortive women who are suffering and in anguish because of a ‘choice’ they were told they would never regret. These women are hurting not only for the loss of their motherhood, but even more, for the irreplaceable loss of their son or daughter. A Love Note from your Aborted Baby, my newly-released 5 minute film, seeks to awaken post abortive women to the reality that their baby has not been lost forever, but that each child has an existence in...
  • Catholic Relief Services scandal hits the blogosphere

    08/16/2012 1:51:17 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 16, 2012 | MEAGHEN HALE
    August 16, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In July, LifeSiteNews broke the story of Catholic Relief Services, “the official overseas relief and development agency of the USCCB,” granting $5.3 million to CARE, a pro-contraception and pro-abortion organization. Since then, numerous blogs have picked up the story—and investigated further. “Red State” has reported on CRS as a dues-paying member of both the pro-conraception CORE Group and the pro-abortion group MEDiCAM. “Societas Restituo Catholicam” has the evidence on MEDiCAM in a detailed post showing visual proof of the company’s “firm commitment to expanding abortion” since 2005. In a press release, CRS said their...
  • ‘Just being human doesn’t give you a right to live’: Peter Singer sums up pro-abortion philosophy

    08/16/2012 1:40:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    LSN ^ | 8.16.2012 | Hilary White, Rome Correspondent
    “Membership of the species Homo sapiens is not enough to confer a right to life.” To the ears of us ordinary people, it sounds like the ravings of some fringe group of European neo-fascists or Communists, but the man who made that statement in a Scottish newspaper today is perhaps the most acclaimed and respected ethical philosopher alive, toasted by liberal academic and political elites around the world. Philosopher and Bioethicist Peter Singer defended abortion in an op-ed in the Scotsman today. “Opponents will respond that abortion is, by its very nature, unsafe – for the fetus,” he wrote. “They...
  • Christian nurse fired for sharing pro-life views settles out of court with National Health Service

    08/16/2012 1:22:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    LSN ^ | 8.16.2012 | Hilary White, Rome Correspondent
    Margaret Forrester, the Christian nurse who was fired for sharing her views on abortion with colleagues, has settled out of court for an undisclosed amount in her suit against her former employers, the National Health Service. Forrester, 40, was sacked in June 2011 after she shared a booklet showing the medical realities of abortion and its effects on women to her co-workers. Her employer called the book “offensive” and said that she had been guilty of “gross professional misconduct” for discussing the subject. Forrester said that the move was a form of discrimination, which she called “dangerously totalitarian.” She took...
  • Politics (as usual) is the art of the possible, but with God ALL things are possible!!

    08/16/2012 12:24:18 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 181 replies
    Aug 16, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    I've been told that we must accept the liberal progressive abortion/homosexual pushing Republican Mitt Romney because we can do no better, that politics is the art of the possible. Respectfully, I place my faith in God, not politics. With God ALL things are possible. They say the man who for thirty or more years of his adult life advocated for abortion and homosexual rights and every other leftist cause that came down the pike is suddenly pro-life (and, according to Romney's recent lies, he's ALWAYS been pro-life). Well, if Romney is serious about the fight for life, he should be...
  • Fmr. Komen Foundation insider’s new book will expose ‘Planned Bullyhood’

    08/16/2012 10:50:15 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/15/12 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    ATLANTA, August 15, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) - The full story of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation’s decision to defund Planned Parenthood will be told next month, when former employee Karen Handel releases her new book for Simon & Schuster. Planned Bullyhood, The Truth Behind the Headlines about the Planned Parenthood Funding Battle with Susan G. Komen for the Cure will be available on September 11. Earlier this year Komen announced it was cutting off funding from Planned Parenthood because of a new policy not to fund organizations under investigation by the government, and because Planned Parenthood does not...
  • New magazine [small enough to hide from Planned Parenthood deathscorts] released to promote life

    08/16/2012 7:02:27 AM PDT · by rhema · 2 replies
    MINNEAPOLIS — Human Life Alliance (HLA) recently released “Street Magazine,” a publication that is “designed to engage mothers right outside abortion facilities.” “We designed it to be easily tucked into a purse or pocket, helping young women hide it from Planned Parenthood deathscorts,” said Jo Tolck, executive director of HLA, in a recent issue of the group’s “Action News” publication. “Our hope is this new tool will help sidewalk counselors engage more young women considering abortion.” Some 100,000 copies of the mag- azine were printed for this first edition. HLA plans to publish again in the fall or early in...
  • March for Life Founder Nellie Gray Dies

    08/15/2012 1:18:43 PM PDT · by kingattax · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 14, 2012
    One of the leading lights of the pro-life movement in the United States has gone out. Nellie Gray, the charismatic octogenarian founder of the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., the largest annual pro-life event in the country, passed away over the weekend, and was discovered in her apartment earlier today. Gray, who was once described by Cardinal Sean O’Malley as the “Joan of Arc” of the pro-life movement, was an ubiquitous figure at the pro-life march every year, her slight frame standing at the podium at stage centre, introducing the many luminaries who addressed the crowd of several...
  • I wish my mother had aborted me

    08/15/2012 10:35:00 AM PDT · by mojito · 124 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/15/2012 | Lynn Beisner
    If there is one thing that anti-choice activists do that makes me see red, it is when they parade out their poster children: men, women and children who were "targeted for abortion". They tell us "these people would not be alive today if abortion had been legal or if their mothers had made a different choice". [....] The narrative that anti-choice crusaders are telling is powerful, moving, and best of all it has a happy ending. It makes the woman who carries to term a hero, and for narrative purposes it hides her maternal failing. We cannot argue against heroic,...
  • BREAKING: security guard wounded at Family Research Council headquarters shooting

    08/15/2012 9:22:58 AM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    LSN ^ | 8.15.2012 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, August 15, August 15, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A security guard was wounded in a shooting at the Family Research Council headquarters Wednesday, although details of the incident remain unclear. FRC spokesperson Darin Miller confirmed the shooting to LifeSiteNews.com late Wednesday morning before releasing a statement from FRC president Tony Perkins. “The police are investigating this incident. Our first concern is with our colleague who was shot today. Our concern is for him and his family,” said Perkins. One local report initially said that another individual was also wounded, but now reports only the injury of the security guard. The...
  • Charlotte doctor challenges protesters to adopt 'ugly black babies'

    08/14/2012 8:27:45 AM PDT · by slumber1 · 9 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | 8-13-12 | Karen Garloch
    Members of Operation Save America, a Texas-based anti-abortion group, have posted online video of Virmani challenging protestors to “adopt one of those ugly black babies” and get them “off the taxpayers’ money.”
  • Gallup survey: Obama’s double down on abortion is a serious mistake now that Ryan is in the race

    08/14/2012 7:59:10 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 6 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | August 14, 2012 | Derrick Hollenbeck, staff writer
    The panic of the Left over Mitt Romney’s selection of Wisconsin conservative Paul Ryan is evident and well founded, because of Ryan’s perfect pro-life credentials. The Democrats have always loved abortion. It has been the way they could mesmerize women into supporting them. This is why the results of a largely ignored May 2012 Gallup survey, combined with the selection of Ryan, delivers a hammer blow to Barack Obama. In his fear and distress Obama has launched an attack on Ryan’s perfect pro-life record which will backfire – big time. Right now Paul Ryan is an unknown quantity to a...
  • BREAKING: U.S. March for Life founder Nellie Gray passes away

    August 13, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - One of the leading lights of the pro-life movement in the United States has gone out. Nellie Gray, the charismatic octogenarian founder of the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., the largest annual pro-life event in the country, passed away over the weekend, and was discovered in her apartment earlier today. Gray, who was once described by Cardinal Sean O’Malley as the “Joan of Arc” of the pro-life movement, was an ubiquitous figure at the pro-life march every year, her slight frame standing at the podium at stage centre, introducing the many luminaries who...
  • BREAKING: March for Life founder Nellie Gray passes away

    08/13/2012 7:27:01 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 20 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 8-13-12 | John Jalsevac
    One of the leading lights of the pro-life movement in the United States has gone out. Nellie Gray, the charismatic founder of the annual March for Life, the largest annual pro-life event in the country, passed away over the weekend, and was discovered in her apartment earlier today. Gray was an ubiquitous figure at the pro-life march, her slight frame standing at the podium at stage centre, introducing the many luminaries who addressed the crowd during the rally before the march. Gray founded the march in 1974, and guided its development into a massive annual movement that has inspired copycat...
  • Twenty weeks pregnant with twins, but last week she had an abortion

    08/13/2012 3:58:04 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 26 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/13/12 | Kelly Clinger
    August 13, 2012 (KellyClinger.com) - Wednesday is late term abortion day at Orlando Women’s Center (the clinic where I had my abortions 12 years ago). When I first started visiting the sidewalks of abortion clinics to pray and minister, I had no idea that late term abortions were even legal. I remember hearing about the Partial Birth Abortion Ban in 2007 and assumed (like most) that this stopped abortions late in a woman’s pregnancy. Shock can’t even begin to describe my feeling when I first counseled on late term day. “These girls are so pregnant,” I kept thinking to myself....
  • Judge rules boy's life support can be switched off despite parents' hope of miracle

    08/13/2012 3:43:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 64 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 13 Aug 2012 | Martin Beckford
    A judge has ordered that doctors can switch off a young boy’s life-support system even though his devout Christian parents pleaded for him to be kept alive in case of a miracle. Mr Justice Ryder said there was no hope of the eight-year-old recovering from lung failure after a “tragic decline in health” and it would be wrong to keep him alive and possibly in pain on a machine. He paid tribute to the boy’s parents and teenage sister, who told the High Court that they believed he was still conscious and that there was still a chance of divine...
  • One more time: FR's God-given Life & Liberty constitutional conservative activism agenda!!

    08/12/2012 6:47:17 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 113 replies
    Aug 12, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Seems I have to re-post this from time-to-time as a reminder: As a conservative site, Free Republic is pro-God, pro-life, pro-family, pro-Constitution, pro-Bill of Rights, pro-gun, pro-limited government, pro-private property rights, pro-limited taxes, pro-capitalism, pro-national defense, pro-freedom, and-pro America. We oppose all forms of liberalism, socialism, fascism, pacifism, totalitarianism, anarchism, government enforced atheism, abortionism, feminism, homosexualism, racism, wacko environmentalism, judicial activism, etc. We also oppose the United Nations or any other world government body that may attempt to impose its will or rule over our sovereign nation and sovereign people. We believe in defending our BORDERS, our constitution, our liberty...
  • Shock: A Trip-Adviser Review Site for Abortion Clinics?

    08/12/2012 1:07:55 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/9/12 | Dave Andrusko
    Under the “You CAN’T make this stuff up” category, I’d like to talk about a post this week found on the webpage of “The Abortioneers.” It’s a gathering place for abortion practitioners to compare notes, in this case pondering the importance of “first impressions” and what happens if the word gets round that your clinic is subpar. That’s, of course, in code. I’m not sure where the symbol/ad found at the top of the page is from but it talks about “Star Ratings Matter!” We learn from the script that on a 5-star rating, supposedly one half of all shoppers...