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  • Priest barred from saying mass ["it is we Catholics who are destroying our Catholic Church"]

    09/27/2011 7:13:08 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 37 replies
    Telegraph-Journal ^ | September 22nd, 2011 | SHAWN BERRY
    An elderly priest on the Acadian Peninsula has been barred from performing church services in the Bathurst diocese after he made remarks about homosexuals and women who have had an abortion. Rev. Donat Gionet, 85, gave the sermon at the Roman Catholic church in Saint-Léolin while replacing the regular parish priest late last month. He stands by the comments he made in Saint-Léolin, a village of about 730 people located about 50 kilometres east of Bathurst. Reached in Caraquet on Wednesday, Gionet declined an interview but did provide a written statement. In a letter written in French that he provided...
  • Obama Admin Targets Down Syndrome Babies Under Obamacare

    09/12/2011 4:22:41 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Life News ^ | 9/12/11 | Mark Leach
    Prenatal testing for Down syndrome should not be considered preventive medicine. Such tests cannot prevent the presence of Down syndrome in a child; but they can decrease the likelihood of a child with Down syndrome surviving beyond the womb. Expectant parents need accurate information, including the many positive outcomes, about life raising a child with Down syndrome. Last month, my daughter Juliet began second grade, where her mother and I expect her to maintain her B+ average on spelling tests and straight A’s in Chinese. In addition to being a loving daughter and big sister, Juliet also is endowed...
  • An abortion worker’s ‘ah-ha’ moment: when a surrogate mother was paid to abort a Down syndrome baby

    09/20/2011 4:01:52 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 26 replies
    LifeSiteNews/LiveAction.org ^ | 9/20/11 | Jewels Green
    Note: Jewels Green is a former abortion clinic worker who also had an abortion herself. She recently spoke out about her experiences as an abortion clinic worker for the first time. September 20, 2011 (LiveAction.org) - After supporting abortion my entire life and working in an abortion clinic for years, my Ah-HA moment seemed to come from an unlikely place. I did not have a profound, sudden shift in my worldview. After years of ignoring the little voice inside me questioning the death around me—the nightmares and the regret—the truth snuck up on me. I was involved in an online...
  • The Growing Aversion to Abortion

    09/25/2011 6:37:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2011 | Steve Chapman
    The abortion debate has raged since 1973, when the Supreme Court gave abortion constitutional protection, but the basic law of the land has proved immutable. Abortion is legal, and it's going to remain legal for a long time. Laws often alter attitudes, inducing people to accept things -- such as racial integration -- they once rejected. But sometimes, attitudes move in the opposite direction, as people see the consequences of the change. That's the case with abortion. The news that the abortion rate has fallen to its lowest level in 30 years elicits various explanations, from increased use of contraceptives...
  • HHS's Plan To Contracept Conscience Rights

    09/22/2011 2:07:09 PM PDT · by Sick of Lefties · 4 replies
    Noman Says ^ | 9/21/11 | Noman
    HHS's Plans To Contracept Conscience Rights The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops urges faithful Catholics, friends of conscience rights, enemies of government tyranny, and people of good will to protest the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services proposed diktat that private health plans cover contraception (including abortifacients) as preventive services for women. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has issued interim final rules mandating this outcome pursuant to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, i.e., ObamaCare. There's no doubt that these "preventive services" prevent fecundation or implantation in the women who avail themselves of them. In the case of...
  • Priest Barred From Saying Mass [Canada; for remarks on abortion, homosexuality]

    09/22/2011 7:11:33 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph-Journal ^ | 9/22/11 | Shawn Berry
    An elderly priest on the Acadian Peninsula has been barred from performing church services in the Bathurst diocese after he made remarks about homosexuals and women who have had an abortion. Rev. Donat Gionet, 85, gave the sermon at the Roman Catholic church in Saint-Léolin while replacing the regular parish priest late last month. He stands by the comments he made in Saint-Léolin, a village of about 730 people located about 50 kilometres east of Bathurst. Reached in Caraquet on Wednesday, Gionet declined an interview but did provide a written statement. In a letter written in French that he provided...
  • Obama HHS Secretary Sebelius to Host Pro-Abortion Fundraiser

    09/21/2011 4:05:35 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Life News ^ | 9/21/11 | Steven Ertelt
    President Barack Obama’s top health official, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, will host a massive fundraiser for one of the nation’s biggest pro-abortion organizations next month.With Obama’s polling numbers looking grim, the Obama administration is already cozying up to pro-abortion groups to raise the financial and grassroots support he needs from liberal Democrats in order for the president to have a shot at winning his re-election bid next year. Earlier this week, the chief of staff to First Lady Michelle Obama was the keynote speaker at a NARAL event. Now, Sebelius is headlining a fundraiser for the...
  • Why are there always rainbow flags at pro-abortion rallies?

    09/20/2011 3:59:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 16, 2011 | ALISSA GOLOB
    In January of last year, I appeared on Global Television talking about the blatant conflict of interest arising from the recent election of 21-year old Paul Marai, given that he was also an openly gay, homosexual activist, and his newly appointed Catholic School Board Trustee position. A few seconds (literally) after the interview was shown, I received an e-mail via Facebook entitled “F*%&$ Yourself”. “Gain some rationality”, the author said. “You’re embarassing (yes, he spelled it that way) your intellect on TV. Learn a thing or two in school before you call homosexuality a disorder. You’re officially the joke of...
  • Why Did 8 People Turn 180 Degrees on Abortion Stance in Seconds?

    09/20/2011 8:59:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/19/2011 | Alex Murashko
    The evangelist producer of an online documentary to be released this upcoming Sunday has high hopes that the film showing eight pro-abortion young adults change to a pro-life stance in just moments after being asked a question goes viral. The 33-minute documentary called “180” is produced by Ray Comfort and his ministry, Living Waters. Even after watching the film’s trailer on it’s website, viewers are left with no clues as to what question was asked or what exactly prompted eight people to change their views on abortion. Comfort told The Christian Post that in the process of making the film...
  • Declining Birthrates, Expanded Bureaucracy: Is U.S. Going European?

    09/16/2011 12:51:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Forbes ^ | 09/16/2011 | Joel Kotkin
    To President Barack Obama and many other Democrats, Europe continues to exercise something of a fatal attraction. The “European dream” embraced by these politicians — as well as by many pundits, academics and policy analysts — usually consists of an America governed by an expanded bureaucracy, connected by high-speed trains and following a tough green energy policy. One hopes that the current crisis gripping the E.U. will give even the most devoted Europhiles pause about the wisdom of such mimicry. Yet the deadliest European disease the U.S. must avoid is that of persistent demographic decline. The gravity of Europe’s demographic...
  • You WILL Fund Planned Parenthood, America, Whether You Like It Or Not

    09/15/2011 6:51:42 PM PDT · by rhema · 9 replies
    Human Events ^ | 9/14/11 | John Hayward
    New Hampshire has an Executive Council, with “the authority and responsibility, together with the Governor, over the administration of the affairs of the State as defined in the New Hampshire Constitution, the New Hampshire statutes, and the advisory opinions of the New Hampshire Supreme Court and the Attorney General,” as explained by its website. However, no matter what any statutes might say, it does not have the power to override the imperial judgment of Barack Obama… and neither do you, taxpayer. The Executive Council recently decided not to renew New Hampshire’s contract with Planned Parenthood, an eighteen-month contract worth a...
  • The Case Against Pro-Life Physicians: Bias Begins at Med School Interview

    09/13/2011 4:16:43 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 25 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 09/08/2011 | DANIEL KUEBLER
    Imagine yourself, a senior in college, sitting in the middle of your dream medical-school interview. Because you have done your homework, the interview is going exceedingly well. You seem to have established a rapport with the interviewer, and your answers are crisp, clear and intelligent. It’s going so well that you are starting to feel confident regarding your chances of gaining admission. That is, until the interviewer hits you with this question: “Suppose a young pregnant woman and her boyfriend come to you seeking an abortion. What would you do?” What would you do? How would you answer? For pro-life...
  • Infanticide just a late, late abortion?: According to one Canadian judge, pretty much

    09/12/2011 4:16:32 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/12/11 | Jonathon Van Maren
    September 12, 2011 (UnmaskingChoice.ca) - On April 13, 2005, 19 year old Katrina Effert secretly gave birth to a baby boy in her parent’s home. She then strangled the child with her underwear, and tossed the corpse over the fence into the yard of one of the neighbours. On September 9, 2011, CBC reported that Ms. Effert’s conviction for this murder had been ‘downgraded’ by an Edmonton Court of Queen’s Bench judge to infanticide, and in lieu of jail time she will merely serve a suspended sentence. In her argument, the judge stated that “while many Canadians undoubtedly view abortion...
  • The Protest of a Protestant Minister Against Birth Control

    06/09/2010 7:16:01 PM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 9 replies · 31+ views
    Mercy Seat Christian Church ^ | Rev. Matthew Trewhella
    The Protest of a Protestant Minister Against Birth Control by Rev. Matthew Trewhella Sunlight was just beginning to break over the darkness of the morning as my wife and I headed toward the entrance of the cold brick-faced building. Fear and apprehension gripped me each step of the way. A thousand questions and thoughts raced through my mind. "How much pain will there be? Why the heck did I ever do this in the first place? Maybe I should just leave." As I entered the door, I figured these were my last moments to bolt and run. I thought back...
  • Pro-Life Republican Could Pull Off Upset in New York Race

    09/10/2011 10:39:00 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 19 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/9/11 | Andrew Bair
    Pro-Life Republican Could Pull Off Upset in New York Race by Andrew Bair | LifeNews.com | 9/9/11 11:39 AMRepublicans are poised to pull off a major upset in Tuesday’s special election in New York to fill the vacant seat left by disgraced pro-abortion Rep. Anthony Weiner (D). According to a Siena Research Poll released Friday, pro-life Republican Bob Turner holds a 6-point lead over pro-abortion Democrat David Weprin. Turner has even won the endorsements of prominent New York City Democrats including former mayor Ed Koch and Assemblyman Dov Hikind.With Weprin’s campaign in jeopardy in a reliably blue district, the...
  • Planned Parenthood CEO: Providing Information Is “Cruel”

    09/08/2011 4:44:08 PM PDT · by rhema · 17 replies
    LiveAction.org ^ | 9/5/11 | Paul Pauker
    Cecile Richards, the CEO of Planned Parenthood, sent out an email asking: “Why is Rick Perry so cruel to women?” Richards complained, among other things, about Gov. Perry’s support of the Texas law that would require abortion providers to show an expectant mother a sonogram of her baby, along with a description and the heartbeat. All facts. No opinions. Just the information that correctly and completely explains the procedure as required for a fully educated choice. But Richards attacked these measures as “burdens” and “dangerous.” Why is Richards so upset? How is looking at a “clump of cells” a burden?...
  • Rick Perry's demeaning abortion doctrine (leftist whining)

    09/06/2011 1:28:28 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 11 replies
    Guardian ^ | September 1, 2011 | Amanda Marcotte
    Rick Perry's chances at passing himself off as a reasonable Republican were diminished considerably yet again this week, when the Centre for Reproductive Rights secured a victory against a draconian anti-abortion regulation Perry rushed through the legislature in May, claiming while doing so that it was an emergency measure. When US district judge Sam Sparks rejected the law and blocked enforcement, he created an occasion for the national media to look more closely at Perry's record on women's rights. What they'll find is that Perry goes far beyond the usual anti-abortion platitudes: he not only bears a zealous hatred of...
  • Leading euro liberal, architect of UK's Roe-v-Wade law admits wrong, now wants abortions limited

    09/05/2011 7:17:59 AM PDT · by Christian Engineer Mass · 4 replies
    Max Christian ^ | 5th September 2011 | Max Christian
    In a huge shift across the Atlantic, a leading euro liberal, David (now 'Lord') Steel, who was the architect of the UK's version of Roe-v-Wade, has admitted to being wrong about abortion when he penned the law, and now wants the law changed to limit abortions. This photo of a highly unusual sun flare, that depicts a baby both in the fetal position and by a beautiful face, was taken while the US Congress was debating an abortion-related law.Since US liberals often look to Europe as their inspiration for what they want to see in America, this should surely shake...
  • Justice Department Tougher On Abortion Protesters

    09/02/2011 9:49:09 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 10 replies
    NPR.org ^ | 1 Sept 2011 | Carrie Johnson
    The Obama Justice Department has been taking a more aggressive approach against people who block access to abortion clinics, using a 1994 law to bring cases in greater numbers than its predecessor. The numbers are most stark when it comes to civil lawsuits, which seek to create buffer zones around clinic entrances for people who have blocked access in the past. Under the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, or FACE Act, the Justice Department's civil rights division has filed eight civil cases since the start of the Obama administration. That's a big increase over the George W. Bush...
  • The Abortion of the Wanted Child

    08/21/2011 4:17:04 PM PDT · by jocon307 · 10 replies
    My blog ^ | 08/21/11 | jocon307
    Everyone is discussing this piece, by Ruth Padawer, that ran in the New York Times, and, since it is infuriating, I figured I would too. Ms. Padawer has written a hard-hitting piece. I think it presents all views as fairly as can be expected and it does not mince words. Full disclosure, it took me three attempts to read it through.....the writer...[reveals] what has been, and continues to be, a somewhat hidden aspect of both abortion practice and artificial fertility treatments... The article discusses women who have had fertility treatment(s) and who found themselves carrying twins (in one case triplets)...
  • Company Using Aborted Fetal Cells in Flavors Shields Partners

    07/23/2011 7:09:05 PM PDT · by johngrace · 20 replies
    Life news ^ | 7-15-2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Company Using Aborted Fetal Cells in Flavors Shields Partners by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 7/15/11 10:13 AM PrintEmail National 3796Share The company that was found to be testing their food additives using fetal cells from abortions is now working to hide the names of the corporations it contracts with as a pro-life boycott continues. LifeNews.com reported on the controversy in March when information came to light showing biotech company Senomyx was found to be testing their food additives using fetal cells from a line based on cells from a baby victimized by abortion. Senomyx ignored a...
  • Happy Birthday...Make A Wish

    06/23/2011 10:58:05 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6-24-2011
    Music video by Flipsyde performing Happy Birthday. http://youtu.be/2bQG8v8kTGs Happy Birthday...so make a wish Verse 1: Please accept my apologies, wonder what would have been Would you've been a little angel or an angel of sin? Tom-boy running around, hanging with all the guys. Or a little tough boy with beautiful brown eyes? I payed for the murder before they determined the sex Choosing our life over your life meant your death And you never got'a chance to even open your eyes Sometimes I wonder as a foetus if you faught for your life? Would you have been a little genius...
  • NJRTL - 2011 NJRTL Banquet Dinner with Ann Coulter & Abby Johnson, April 29

    04/25/2011 8:11:19 PM PDT · by Coleus · 9 replies
    New Jersey Right to Life 2011 NJRTL Banquet Dinner Friday, April 29, 2011, 6:30 PM  East Brunswick Hilton 3 Tower Center Boulevard East Brunswick, NJ 08816 (NJ Turnpike Exit 9)  $120 for NJRTL Members  *  $150 for Non-Members  For More Information please call 732-562-0562  Speakers: Ann Coulter – FOX News Commentator & NY Times Best-Selling Author  Abby Johnson – Former Director of Planned Parenthood
  • Still Going That Extra Smile: The Baby Seen Grinning In The Womb [Show This To Feinstein & Boxer]

    04/10/2011 9:33:20 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | April 09, 2011 | SOPHIE BORLAND
    Still Going That Extra Smile: The Baby Seen Grinning In The Womb SOPHIE BORLAND 10th April 2011 It's hardly surprising that baby Joseph Henry keeps smiling – he’s been doing it since long before he was born. As the Daily Mail revealed in October, Joseph wore an unmistakable grin in a scan taken when his mother was only 17 weeks pregnant. [Pics in URL] And as this delightful picture of him at almost three months old shows, practice makes perfect. Happy chappie: Joseph at almost three months - and still smiling His parents Sam and Louise say he is very...
  • Conservative Leaders to Boehner: Defunding Planned Parenthood is Non-Negotiable

    02/27/2011 4:53:36 AM PST · by IbJensen · 24 replies
    CNS News ^ | 2/24/2011 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - A coalition of prominent pro-life conservative leaders sent House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) a letter on Thursday stating their position that an amendment sponsored by Rep. Mike Pence (R.-Ind.) that prohibits federal funding of Planned Parenthood must be a “non-negotiable” element in any continuing resolution that House Republicans agree to enact next week to keep the government funded past March 4. “Defunding Planned Parenthood must be a non-negotiable in the Continuing Resolution and we urge you to accept nothing less than this outcome,” the conservatives told Boehner. In its most recent annual report, Planned Parenthood said it took...
  • Jindal, Santorum Denounce Truce on Abortion, Social Issues

    02/25/2011 8:28:15 AM PST · by julieee · 5 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | February 25, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Jindal, Santorum Denounce Truce on Abortion, Social Issues Washington, DC -- Without naming names, to top Republicans have joined in on the condemnation of the idea Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels puts forward saying there should be a truce on social issues like abortion so the next president can deal with the economy. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/02/25/jindal-santorum-denounce-truce-on-abortion-social-issues/
  • No truce: Economic and social problems reside in a house that cannot be divided

    02/25/2011 8:26:28 AM PST · by rhema · 9 replies
    WORLD ^ | 3/12/11 | Janie B. Cheaney
    One of the stories out of this year's CPAC convention concerned what we might call "post-Reagan conservatives" calling for a step back from social issues for the next few years—especially for 2012. In Mitch Daniel's terminology, it might be time for a "truce" in the battle for traditional marriage and abortion limits, in order to focus on our impending economic collapse. That position makes a lot of sense on the surface, and Gov. Daniels is an admirable model for getting one's fiscal house in order. The problem is, it's all one house—fiscal policy affects social, and vice versa. For something...
  • Less Choice, More Murder

    01/19/2010 5:34:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies · 199+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2010 | Star Parker
    Again, this January 22, hundreds of thousands of pro-life Americans will converge on Washington for the March for Life. The March has taken place every year since 1974 to protest the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision on January 22, 1973, which legalized abortion. Good news for pro-lifers is that 2009 showed evidence of turnaround in national sentiment toward tolerance for abortion. Two Gallup polls, one done in May and one done in August, showed higher percentages identifying as "pro-life" than "pro-choice." The opposite had been true in all previous years since Gallup first started doing this survey in 1995....
  • March, Pray and Plan: March 2011 Underway, Campaign 2012 Begins

    01/24/2011 6:51:28 AM PST · by tcg
    Catholic Online ^ | 1/24/11 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    ...Those who march stand in solidarity with our youngest neighbors whose cry cannot be heard without our voice. They are joined by millions more who are unable to do so physically but keep Vigil for our children; children being intentionally killed by surgical strikes and chemical weapons in an undeclared war on the womb in the United States of America. The Pro-Life cause is the great human and civil rights struggle of our age. Any political party, politician, candidate, or civic leader who claims to care for the poor and still supports the killing of those whom Mother Teresa properly...
  • Obama Praises Mass Slaughter of Unborn Children

    01/23/2011 6:42:40 AM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Examiner ^ | 1/23/11 | Kevin Whiteman
    USA Today is reporting that Barack Husseon Obama echoed his support for abortion rights yesterday, the 38th anniversary of the Supreme Court's pro-abortion decision in Roe v. Wade. "Government should not intrude on private family matters," Obama said in a statement, adding that he also supports policies to prevented "unintended pregnancies." Crime And Punishment...It was the same Barack Hussein Obama who stated while campaigning for president in 2008; "...look, I've got two daughters, 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I...
  • Feminists for Life remembers pro-life supporter Sargent Shriver

    01/19/2011 4:53:44 PM PST · by oneprolifewoman · 8 replies
    Alexandria, VA. - Feminists for Life of America remembers the many contributions of Sargent Shriver who died in a Bethesda, Maryland, hospital on January 18, 2011, at 95 years old. Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr., graduated from Yale in 1938 and Yale Law School in 1941. After Shriver married Eunice Kennedy in 1953, they settled in Chicago. Shriver was a strong advocate for civil rights and integration, who persuaded then-candidate and U.S. senator "Jack" Kennedy to personally call the King family after Martin Luther King, Jr., was jailed in Georgia. Shriver was appointed the first director of the Peace Corps by...
  • Abortion foe plans Obama challenge (Randall Terry may run against Hussein in 2012)

    01/18/2011 5:00:00 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/18/11 | DAN HIRSCHHORN
    Abortion foe plans Obama challengeBy DAN HIRSCHHORN | 1/18/11 3:00 PM EST An outspoken anti-abortion activist says he wants to unseat President Barack Obama next year — and he wants to do it via the nearly impossible path of a Democratic primary challenge. Randall Terry, who founded the group Operation Rescue and has been arrested numerous times for his aggressive approach to opposing abortion rights, plans to announce a primary challenge against Obama on Thursday outside the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. Besting a sitting Democratic president from far off his right flank is exceedingly unlikely. In an interview with...
  • Abortion Doctor Facing Murder Chargers After Killing 7 Babies with Scissors

    01/19/2011 12:04:52 PM PST · by Rhonda Robinson · 11 replies · 2+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | Jan. 19, 2011 | Paul Cooper
    There is little doubt that America has become a culture of death. Two of the most dangerous places to be are so-called women’s clinics and nursing homes. We do not value life that is not at its prime. So maybe we shouldn’t be surprised that a doctor was killing babies with scissors. Maybe we should be surprised he’s actually been arrested for it. On Wednesday an abortion doctor in West Philadelphia was charged with eight counts of murder in the deaths of a patient and seven babies who were born alive and then killed with scissors. Dr. Kermit Gosnell has...
  • Personhood petitions in all 50 states - approaching 1 million signatures

    01/10/2011 11:54:53 AM PST · by topher · 3 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | January 10, 2011
    LifeSiteNews.com Life, Family and Culture News Personhood petitions in all 50 states - approaching 1 million signatures by LifeSiteNews.com Mon Jan 10 1:40 PM EST WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Personhood USA, a national pro-life organization dedicated to achieving legal recognition of the personhood rights of all human beings, including the unborn, has announced that it has achieved its goal of having personhood efforts underway in all 50 states. Personhood USA formed two years ago with the intent to assist grassroots volunteers across the country, helping them to start and coordinate efforts in their own communities to defend the...
  • Scalia: Abortion not in the Constitution

    01/04/2011 2:50:43 PM PST · by NYer · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | January 4, 2011 | JOHN JALSEVAC
    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (Photo: Stephen Masker) January 4, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a recent interview with California Lawyer, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia stated that abortion is not included in the U.S. Constitution. Scalia, who is opposed to the notion of an “evolving” or “living” Constitution, told interviewer Calvin Massey that by giving some of the “necessarily broad” provisions of the Constitution an “evolving meaning,” these provisions fail to do their job, which is to put in place limitations on what society can or cannot do. Even if “the current society has come to different views [than the...
  • 'Selective Reduction' Abortions Increasing: Children Have Become Commodities

    12/23/2010 5:10:51 AM PST · by tcg · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 12/23/10 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    ..."The Ontario couple is part of what some experts say is a growing demand for reducing twins to one, fueled more by socio-economic imperatives than medical need, and raising vexing new ethical questions. Experts question whether parents should choose to terminate a fetus just because of the impact the child would have on their lives, and note that even more medically necessary reductions can trigger lifelong angst and even threaten marriages. The mother said the Toronto doctor who eventually did her reduction performs several a month." If you recoiled upon reading about this couple choosing to "reduce" - kill -...
  • Tea Party battle re-ignites over pressure to abandon "social issues"

    12/12/2010 8:23:38 PM PST · by massmike · 175 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | 12/12/2012 | n/a
    Ever since July when a Tea Party planned for the historic Lexington Battle Green was shut down by RINO Republicans who objected to the pro-family, pro-morality message, a battle has flared over whether so-called "moderates" have the right to silence social conservatives. This re-ignited the following month when one of the same RINO activists attempted to stop a South Boston Tea Party from taking place. Recently the homosexual "conservative" group GOProud has raised the stakes by mounting a campaign to try to persuade national Tea Party leaders that the movement should avoid social issues completely. However, as the homosexual news...
  • City to Deploy Ambulances to Save Organs

    12/01/2010 11:21:37 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 45 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | Dec. 1, 2010 | ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS
    Some 911 calls in Manhattan will now bring out two ambulances, one hurrying to the scene and one lagging slightly behind. The first one will try to save the patient’s life. The second one will try to save the patient’s kidneys, in case the first ambulance fails. After months of grappling with the ethical and legal implications, New York City medical officials are beginning to test a system that they hope will one day greatly increase the number of organs collected for transplant. For five months starting Wednesday, the city will deploy a specially trained team that will monitor 911...
  • US women brace for abortion fight with new lawmakers

    11/04/2010 11:59:32 AM PDT · by Racehorse · 51 replies · 2+ views
    AFP via Google News ^ | 4 October 2010 | Karin Zeitvogel
    US women's groups Thursday were bracing for a fight over abortion rights and gender equality with the new conservative majority in Congress. "We now face an anti-choice majority and a new speaker of the House who will threaten to roll back hard-fought progress for women," said Terry O'Neill, president of the National Organization for Women (NOW), the largest women's group in the United States. Republicans by Wednesday had picked up 60 seats in the 435-seat House of Representatives, well more than the 39 they needed for a majority. At least 49 of the newcomers to the House are opposed to...
  • Planned Parenthood Fined by Washington Stae

    10/29/2010 2:00:02 PM PDT · by Spok · 4 replies
    Spokesman-Review ^ | October 29, 2010 | Kevin Gramman
    Planned Parenthood of the Inland Northwest will pay the state $345,000 after settling a 2009 audit that uncovered the clinic used incorrect codes and provided insufficient documentation for some claims billed to Medicaid. The original audit finding estimated the Spokane family-planning organization improperly billed Medicaid more than $629,000 for 333 patient procedures from March 2004 through February 2007. During that time, the clinic collected about $7.6 million from Medicaid.
  • The Voices NPR Won't Let You Hear

    10/25/2010 8:11:43 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 5 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | October 24, 2010 | Tim Drake
    All of the controversy surrounding reporter Juan Williams’ inexcusable firing from NPR reminds me of an experience I had with the network a few years ago. An NPR reporter was doing a story on what provokes people to switch from voting for candidates in the political party of their parents to voting for candidates in a different party. I submitted something to the station via email. They were interested, so they sent a reporter to my home with her digital recording equipment. We sat at the dining room table as I explained how I had not abandoned the political party...
  • Stem CElls: Promise and Promise

    10/15/2010 11:23:06 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | Oct. 15, 2010 | Investor's Business Daily staff
    Science: After decades of promises, the first clinical trial using human embryonic stem cells has begun. Again, the success stories using adult stem cells are ignored as ideology, and profit, triumph over science. The announcement by Geron Corp. on Monday that the first clinical trial using its embryonic stem cells to treat an actual human patient was under way sent its stock up 6.4%. Geron has the first FDA license to use embryonic stem cells to treat people, in this case a patient with a spinal cord injury. We wish the patient well, but using stem cells to treat disease...
  • Dr. Alveda King: Wise Words Regarding the American Condition: Continue the Dream

    10/01/2010 9:16:01 AM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 1 replies
    RFFM.org ^ | October 1, 2010 | Beth Rogers
    by Beth Rogers EDITOR'S NOTE: Beth Rogers is a noted pro-family activist and a member of the Springfield (Illinois) Nativity Scene Committee, among other groups. Rogers is a frequent contributor to RFFM.org. She recently attended an event sponsored by the Springfield Right to Life. The following report features some of the poignant words offered by Dr. Alveda C. King, who was the day's key note speaker. One of the issues Alveda King discussed was the fact she had an abortion in 1970 and another abortion in 1973 and how these decisions to abort impacted her life. Alveda King is the...
  • Stem Cell Research: Adults Only?

    08/24/2010 6:23:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 24, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Bioethics: A federal judge rules that the administration violated congressional intent when it lifted restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. No, this will not usher in a new dark age. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth was striking enough. Lamberth said that when President Obama lifted Bush administration restrictions on ESCR, he violated the Dickey-Wicker Amendment. First passed in 1996, and passed every year as part of the federal budget, Dickey-Wicker blocks federal funds for stem cell research in which human embryos are destroyed. Perhaps more striking is the press coverage of Lamberth's ruling. The...
  • Death Panels Begin As Reform Takes Shape

    08/18/2010 4:52:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 18, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Medicine: After the recess appointment of a Medicare and Medicaid head, an FDA panel drops its endorsement of a widely used cancer drug. Another FDA-approved cancer therapy may not be paid for. It begins. It didn't take long for the health care philosophy of Dr. Donald Berwick, President Obama's choice to head the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, and an appointee we have labeled a "one-man death panel," to have an effect. Berwick is an admirer of Britain's National Health Service and its National Institute for Clinical Excellence, with the Orwellian-acronym NICE. "NICE," Berwick has said, "is extremely effective...
  • Audits show NJ Planned Parenthood incorrectly billed federal government

    08/16/2010 6:07:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    EWTN News ^ | 8/16/2010
    New Jersey Right to Life recently produced audit reports that show Planned Parenthood is one of several reproductive health clinics linked to incorrectly billing the state for services unrelated to family planning. The reports were released in reaction to state lawmakers' efforts to overturn Gov. Chris Christie's recent veto of a bill that would restore funding to pro-abortion clinics. In July, Gov. Christie vetoed a bill from New Jersey lawmakers who were seeking to restore $7.5 million in funding to Planned Parenthood after the governor made budget cuts to address the state's $11 billion deficit. According to New Jersey Right...
  • BABIES FEEL NO PAIN before 24-weeks?

    08/01/2010 4:41:42 AM PDT · by geraldmcg · 17 replies · 1+ views
    WebToday ^ | 8-1-10 | WebToday
    A new bogus report from Great Britain's Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has released a study that claims the baby in the womb is not able to feel pain before 24-weeks of development. The Family Research Council's Jeanne Monahan says this study is being used in the attempt to challenge the UK's current legalization of abortions up to 24-weeks. Monahan of the Center for Human Dignity of the Family Research Council in Washington also says it’s just a matter of time before studies like this are used by the American abortion industry to challenge the number of new pro-life...
  • Abortion NOT social issue- If Bill or Hillary Clinton has most venereal disease is social issue!

    07/31/2010 9:03:38 PM PDT · by Golden Gate · 1 replies · 1+ views
    July 31, 2010 | Golden Gate
    Concerning Right to Life - As America kills its offspring in the womb, we hear about it being a "social issue". It is not a "social issue". It is the violation of an important founding principle. Now, if someone were to do a study of whether it was Bill or Hillary Clinton who had the most venereal disease (if any), THAT would be a "social issue"! Come on, Democrats, media, and others, - let's get it right!
  • Missouri Right to Life President Explains Endorsement of Jo Ann Emerson

    07/26/2010 1:21:21 PM PDT · by BobMcCartyWrites · 1 replies · 2+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 7-26-10 | Bob McCarty
    Missouri Right to Life President Pam Fichter explains why her group endorsed Jo Ann Emerson despite the fact Emerson has voted against life twice since 2005.
  • Missouri Right to Life President Pam Fichter Explains Why Group Endorsed Cynthia Davis

    07/26/2010 1:16:34 PM PDT · by BobMcCartyWrites · 4 replies · 3+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 7-26-10 | Bob McCarty
    Missouri Right to Life President Pam Fichter explains her group's highly-coveted endorsement of State Rep. Cynthia Davis over incumbent State Sen. Scott Rupp.