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  • Finding searchers: Pregnancy centers buy Google real estate to reach abortion-minded women

    01/18/2010 7:43:40 AM PST · by rhema · 6 replies · 279+ views
    WORLD ^ | January 30, 2010 | Emily Belz
    Type "morning after pill" in Google's search box. The top result: Planned Parenthood. But above the search results are three "sponsored" results: One is, a site that tells women they have choices aside from abortion, a site sponsored by pregnancy center networks. The largest demographic of women considering abortions is between the ages of 16 and 24, a group that will turn first to the internet for information before opening the yellow pages or responding to billboards on the highway. And when it comes to a matter as private as pregnancy and abortion, women are even more likely to...
  • Eyewitnesses: Ultrasound technology is among the reasons that more Americans are becoming pro-life

    01/15/2010 7:36:43 AM PST · by rhema · 15 replies · 725+ views
    WORLD ^ | January 30, 2010 | Alisa Harris
    NEW YORK—On weekdays Chris Kan, 28, wears nice slacks and a pressed button-up shirt to work in the sky-scraping world of New York finance. On the weekends, he puts on sneakers, gym pants, and a sweatshirt, goes to the Midtown Pregnancy Support Center—located in an office building close to Grand Central Station—and sits down with people in crisis. The office building's lobby, torn up for renovation, is hung with plastic tarps and cluttered with ladders, but the center itself, seven floors above, is peaceful. Its whole floor is painted like a baby's nursery in light blue and yellow, with softly...
  • Romney: "I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country." (FLASHBACK 10/26/1994)

    12/28/2009 6:37:53 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 194 replies · 2,828+ views
    The Boston Globe | 1994-10-26
    (snip) On abortion and religion ROMNEY: I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country. I have since the time that my mom took that position when she ran in 1970 as a US Senate candidate. I believe that since Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years we should sustain and support it. . . . I think the low point of this race was when my opponent and their family decided to make religion an issue in this campaign. Brought it out, attacked me for it. I think that's a mistake. I think...

    11/07/2009 5:16:37 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 351+ views ^ | 11/07/2009 | Terry L. Brown
    This movement was begun by Personhood USA. Its strategy is to introduce “Personhood” initiatives in every state in the Union. It is currently active in 32 states including my home state of Montana. This movement strikes fear into the hearts of pro-abortionists because they understand, perhaps better than some pro-life groups and individuals who are reticent in their support of it, the ramifications a “Personhood” amendment would have upon the legality of abortion if it became a part of the state’s constitution.
  • ‘Law and Order’ Tackles Abortion ("Stunning")

    10/27/2009 5:22:08 PM PDT · by pillut48 · 40 replies · 1,617+ views
    Big Hollywood Blog/Breitbart ^ | 10-27-09 | Guy Benson
    ...But last week’s episode marked a dramatic departure from the familiar, biased trope. After detective Bernard makes a few forceful pro-life points in an impromptu squad car debate with his partner, ADA Cutter jumps into the fray. He professes his pro-life views and refutes a condescending response from his pro-choice colleague (Rubirosa) by citing the “turning tide” of public opinion and mentioning that most Americans now consider themselves pro-life. Apparently Mr. Cutter’s been checking the latest Gallup stats. Rubirosa replies by pointedly referring to those who share Cutter’s views as “anti-choice,” at which point the reliably liberal District Attorney, Jack...
  • Roe V Wade : The right to choose ........ Organ Sales?

    08/23/2009 1:59:03 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 8 replies · 534+ views
    Now, I did a little bit of digging, and here's what I came up with. According to our president: Obama Statement on 35th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade Decision =========="Thirty-five years after the Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade, it's never been more important to protect a woman's right to choose. Last year, the Supreme Court decided by a vote of 5-4 to uphold the Federal Abortion Ban, and in doing so undermined an important principle of Roe v. Wade: that we must always protect women's health. With one more vacancy on the Supreme Court, we could be looking at...
  • Stifling Health Choice

    08/18/2009 4:43:15 AM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 3 replies · 416+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 19, 2009 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Health Care: Lost in the kerfuffle about a pro-choice president being honored at the University of Notre Dame was the damage the Freedom of Choice Act might do to the nation's health care.Specifically, how many Catholic hospitals will close and how many Catholic doctors will quit if it becomes law? According to the Catholic Health Association, Catholic institutions make up 13% of the nation's nearly 5,000 hospitals, and employ more than 600,000 people. CHA says one of every six Americans hospitalized in the U.S. are cared for in a Catholic hospital. A lot of federal funds flow through the nation's...
  • Harris Poll Shows Strong Shift to Pro-Life Position on Abortion, Roe v. Wade

    08/11/2009 2:37:48 PM PDT · by julieee · 6 replies · 491+ views ^ | August 11, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC -- A new national Harris poll finds a strong shift towards the pro-life position on abortion and reveals the shift is seen among members of both political parties. The poll also finds a majority of African-Americans and Hispanics oppose the Roe v. Wade decision that allowed virtually unlimited abortions.
  • Populations We Don’t Want Too Many Of? (The disturbing remarks of Justice Ruth Ginsburg)

    08/04/2009 6:44:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies · 1,300+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | 8/4/2009 | Warren Throckmorton and Paul Kengor
    As Sonia Sotomayor was readying for her confirmation hearings, The New York Times Magazine cast a loving gaze toward the lone female Supreme Court justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. In so doing, the Times inadvertently shed light on some remarkable thinking by Justice Ginsburg. Those thoughts are so bracing that they ought to upstage the abortion questions surrounding the Sotomayor nomination. Ginsburg long ago declared her support for Roe v. Wade. Now, however, she has declared something more. When the subject in her interview with the Times’ Emily Bazelon turned to abortion, Ginsburg said, “Reproductive choice has to be straightened out....
  • ‘Jane Roe’ To Nancy Pelosi: 'Don’t Put Abortion in Heath-Care Reform Bill’

    07/29/2009 7:07:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies · 492+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 7/29/2009 | Marie Magleby
    ( - Norma McCorvey, the “Jane Roe” of the infamous 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion on demand in the United States, protested the health-care reform bill on Capitol Hill Tuesday because it proposes federal funding for abortions. “No abortion is to be paid for with tax-funded dollars,” McCorvey, now a pro-life activist, told after the protest. “It’s against the laws of God. Roe versus Wade is a bad law and I’m sorry that I ever did it.” McCorvey, joined dozens of other protestors in the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to speak out against...
  • Justice Ginsburg In Context (Assails pro-eugenics stance)

    07/17/2009 12:37:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies · 490+ views
    Washington comPost ^ | 7/17/2009 | Michael Gerson
    There was a scandal this week concerning the Supreme Court, though it didn't concern the nomination of its newest member. (snip) Justice Ginsburg: "Yes, the ruling about that surprised me. [Harris v. McRae -- in 1980 the court upheld the Hyde Amendment, which forbids the use of Medicaid for abortions.] Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don't want to have too many of. So that Roe was going to be then set up for Medicaid funding for abortion." A statement like this...
  • "Roe" of Roe v. Wade Arrested for Protesting Hearing of Pro-Abortion Supreme Court Nominee

    07/14/2009 7:28:42 AM PDT · by Pope Pius XII · 3 replies · 349+ views ^ | 13 July 2009 | Kathleen Gilbert
    Norma McCorvey, the "Roe" of Roe v. Wade who now is a leading opponent of abortion, was arrested for disrupting the hearing of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor today along with several other pro-life protesters. Sgt. Kimberly Schneider of the Capitol Police said McCorvey and one other protester were charged with unlawful conduct for disrupting Congress, making a total of four arrests related to abortion protests during the hearing, reports the Washington Post. McCorvey had at first stayed outside the Hart Senate Office building with a small group of pro-life activists protesting Sotomayor's confirmation. She then gained admittance to the...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg and a Question of Eugenics

    07/15/2009 11:01:44 AM PDT · by rhema · 19 replies · 783+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | July 15, 2009 | Jonah Goldberg
    Here's what Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said in Sunday's New York Times Magazine: "Frankly I had thought that at the time (Roe v. Wade) was decided," Ginsburg told her interviewer, Emily Bazelon, "there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don't want to have too many of." The comment, which bizarrely elicited no follow-up from Bazelon or any further coverage from the New York Times — or any other major news outlet — was in the context of Medicaid funding for abortion. Ginsburg was surprised when the Supreme Court in 1980 barred taxpayer...
  • Pro-Life Group Disputes Sotomayor's View That Roe v. Wade is "Settled Law"

    07/14/2009 4:18:55 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 2 replies · 395+ views ^ | July 14, 2009 | Melanie Hunter-Omar
    Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that she considered Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court case that legalized abortion, to be “settled law”...Dr. Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life, said Roe is “anything but settled law.”“This question of Roe as settled law goes to a central point in the testimony we’ll be providing on Thursday morning: Roe is not settled law,” Yoest said in a statement
  • Ginsburg Originally Thought Roe v. Wade to Limit 'Populations We Don’t Want to Have Too Many Of'

    07/10/2009 7:08:21 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 76 replies · 6,311+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 7/10/09 | by Christpher Neefus
    In an interview to be published in Sunday’s New York Times Magazine, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she thought the landmark Roe v. Wade decision on abortion was predicated on the Supreme Court majority's desire to diminish “populations that we don’t want to have too many of.” In the 90-minute interview in Ginsburg’s temporary chambers, Ginsburg gave the Times her perspective on Judge Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama’s first high court nomination. She also discussed her views on abortion. Her comment about her belief that the court had wanted to limit certain populations through abortion came after the interviewer...
  • Supreme Court Justice Ginsberg: I Thought Roe Would Help Eradicate Unwanted Populations

    07/09/2009 11:11:12 AM PDT · by Pope Pius XII · 75 replies · 2,146+ views ^ | July 9, 2009 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, D.C., July 9, 2009 ( - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg seems to have made a stunning admission in favor of cleansing America of unwanted populations by aborting them. In an interview with the New York Times, the judge said that Medicaid should cover abortions, and that she had originally expected that Roe v. Wade would facilitate such coverage in order to control the population of groups "that we don't want to have too many of." The statement was made in the context of a discussion about the fact that abortions are not covered by Medicaid, and...
  • Justice Ginsburg: I Thought Roe v. Wade Was to Get Rid of Undesirables....

    07/09/2009 4:53:27 AM PDT · by IronKros · 26 replies · 1,642+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | July 08, 2009
    In an astonishing admission, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she was under the impression that legalizing abortion with the 1973 Roe. v. Wade case would eliminate undesirable members of the populace, or as she put it "populations that we don't want to have too many of." Question: Are you talking about the distances women have to travel because in parts of the country, abortion is essentially unavailable, because there are so few doctors and clinics that do the procedure? And also, the lack of Medicaid for abortions for poor women? Ginsburg: Yes, the ruling about that surprised...
  • Desmond Hatchett fathers 21 children by 11 women before turning 30 (and guess who pays????)

    05/31/2009 5:22:33 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 66 replies · 2,697+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 6/1/2009 | Staff
    Details of Desmond Hatchett's remarkable family emerged when he was taken to court by the authorities in Knoxville, Tennessee, for failing to keep up with maintenance payments. He had four children in a single year – twice. Mr Hatchett, who works in a minimum wage job, said that he was not trying to break a record and has no plans to have any more children. He insists that he knows all of their names, ages and birthdays. "I'm done. I'll say I'm done," he told WVLT local television. "I didn't intend to have this many. It just happened." Knox County...
  • Would Sotomayor overturn Roe?

    05/28/2009 12:31:53 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 16 replies · 667+ views ^ | May 28, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    When President Obama first selected Sonia Sotomayor as his choice to replace David Souter on the Supreme Court, a few conservatives wondered if Obama might not get his own version of Souter — a judicial appointment who went in the opposite direction than presumed. That seemed like wishful thinking for conservatives with almost no power to deflect her confirmation, but the New York Times says the notion has appeared on the Left as a concern. Given her lack of a track record, some of the people who first cheered the nomination now want some guarantees that Sotomayor will uphold Roe:...
  • Pres. of Catholic Citizens of IL, Mary Anne Hackett, addresses Americans For Life rally

    05/24/2009 9:19:22 AM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 1 replies · 217+ views ^ | May 23, 2009 | Mary Anne Hackett
    EDITOR'S NOTE: On Friday, May 22nd, 2009, Mary Anne Hackett, President and CEO of Catholic Citizens of Illinois [] and former president of the Illinois Right to Life Committee [] was one of those who gave a speech at the First Annual Americans For Life [] Rally and March in downtown Chicago. Below is the text of Mrs. Hackett's words to the gathering.--Daniel Zanoza, Executive Director "The Order Has Been Given Dooming Millions of Innocent Unborn to Death" by Mary Anne Hackett Today is a memorial for the 50 million innocent, voiceless, unborn babies who have been killed by...
  • Planned Parenthood and state health department at odds

    05/21/2009 2:23:54 PM PDT · by topher · 4 replies · 611+ views
    Rapid City Journal (Rapid City ^ | Thursday, May 21, 2009 | By The Associated Press
    Planned Parenthood and state health department at odds over script By The Associated Press | Thursday, May 21, 2009 Planned Parenthood attorneys have asked for a federal court injunction to stop the state of South Dakota from imposing sanctions over the requirements in a 2005 law that makes doctors tell women seeking abortions that the procedure ends a human life. Planned Parenthood, which operates the state's only abortion clinic in Sioux Falls, went to court. A federal judge now must decide if the law is constitutional ...
  • Op-Classic, 1990: The Danger of David Souter

    05/03/2009 11:02:24 AM PDT · by Gil4 · 15 replies · 847+ views
    The fundamental constitutional principles articulated in Judge David H. Souter has put the country in an untenable position. He is asking the American people to support his nomination to the Supreme Court without assurances that he will protect our rights once on that court. ... Roe v. Wade are as critical as those spelled out in Brown. A woman's ability to enjoy all other personal liberties guaranteed by the Constitution - her privacy and her equality before the law - hinges upon her freedom to choose when and whether to have a child. Yet time after time Judge Souter refused...
  • An Odd Suggestion for Souter's Replacement: Overturn Roe v Wade?

    05/03/2009 8:43:40 AM PDT · by RightSideNews · 8 replies · 1,364+ views
    Right Side News ^ | May 3, 2009 | James F. Pontuso
    President Obama will soon make his first nomination to the Supreme Court in order to replace retiring Justice David Souter. Since Justice Souter almost always votes with activist justices, the nomination will not tip the balance on the most controversial issue facing the Court - the difficulty of balancing a woman's right to abortion and a fetus's right to stay alive. The current Supreme Court has avoided taking a clear stand on abortion. In 2007 the Court ruled in Gonzales v Carhart that the federal government could limit "partial birth abortions" and in 2008 it refused to hear cases that...
  • Abortion: A Personal Pro-Life Testimony From Man Who Regrets Decision To Abort 30 Years Ago

    02/28/2009 6:52:16 AM PST · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 4 replies · 476+ views ^ | Feb. 27, 2009 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    Author's note: A version of the following column first appeared in the Christian Coalition magazine. It also was posted on the Illinois Leader and, most recently, appeared on the Illinois Family Institute's web site. To see a video of Dan and his wife Julie discussing the pain of their long past, but haunting decision to abort, go to: Nearly thirty years ago, my wife and I aborted a child. That decision will haunt us for the rest of our lives. Since that time, I've developed deep feelings on the subject of abortion. There are two primary reasons why I'm...
  • Abortion: A Personal Pro-Life Testimony From Man Who Regrets Decision To Abort

    02/27/2009 5:09:38 PM PST · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 3 replies · 424+ views ^ | Feb. 27, 2009 | Dan Zanoza
    Author's note: A version of the following column first appeared in the Christian Coalition magazine. It also was posted on the Illinois Leader and, most recently, appeared on the Illinois Family Institute's web site. To see a video of Dan and his wife Julie discussing the pain of their long past, but haunting decision to abort, go to: Nearly thirty years ago, my wife and I aborted a child. That decision will haunt us for the rest of our lives. Since that time, I've developed deep feelings on the subject of abortion. There are two primary reasons why I'm...
  • Roe and Doe, 36 years on

    01/25/2009 3:46:48 AM PST · by MartinaMisc · 13 replies · 725+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 1/25/09 | Jeff Jacoby
    A NEW antiabortion TV ad appeared last week, just in time for the inauguration of a president whose support for abortion rights is unqualified. The ad shows the ultrasound image of a fetus in the womb. As the camera slowly moves in, a message gradually appears onscreen: This child's future is a broken home. He will be abandoned by his father. His single mother will struggle to raise him. Despite the hardships he will endure. . . this child will become. . . the first African-American president. Then, alongside a picture of President Obama, comes the closing message: "Life: Imagine...
  • Our Struggle For The Soul of Our Nation [Must Read]

    01/25/2009 12:11:31 AM PST · by Steelfish · 8 replies · 428+ views
    The Witherspoon Institute ^ | January 22, 2009
    Public Discourse: Ethics, Law and the Common Good Our Struggle for the Soul of our Nation by Robert George (Robert P. George is McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. He is a member of the President's Council on Bioethics and previously served on the United States Commission on Civil Rights. He sits on the editorial board of Public Discourse.) January 22, 2009 In remarks delivered yesterday at the Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life, Robert P. George reflected on the history of the pro-life movement and offered advice...
  • Constance E. Cook, 89, Who Wrote Abortion Law, Is Dead [Assumes Room Temperature at 89]

    01/24/2009 10:53:22 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 36 replies · 1,253+ views
    New York Slimes ^ | January 24, 2009 | NYT Obituaries
    New York woman goes to meet Satan, her lord and master.
  • Roe v. Wade at 36 (How will future generations judge us on abortion?)

    01/23/2009 3:01:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies · 220+ views
    National Review ^ | January 23, 2009 | Frederica Mathewes-Green
    Just two days after the inauguration, another crowd filled Washington’s streets: pro-lifers who gather each year for the March for Life. January 22 marked the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, and, after so many years with little change or improvement in abortion law, the nation has grown a bit blasé about this annual demonstration. We still say abortion is a hot issue—but it’s not as hot as it used to be. The abortion controversy used to command cover space on magazines, while TV networks hosted hour-long debates. You don’t see that any more. Maybe people just got tired of...
  • Obama Intends to Lift Family-Planning 'Gag Rule' (Evangelical Leaders wimping out)

    01/22/2009 7:25:50 PM PST · by tobyhill · 28 replies · 723+ views
    wall street journal ^ | 1/23/2009 | By LAURA MECKLER
    President Barack Obama will issue an order restoring U.S. funding for international family-planning groups involved with abortion. But he chose not to do so on Thursday, the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. President Obama was breaking with the tradition set by his recent predecessors to make an abortion-related order on the anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling, another example of his attempt to support liberal policies he believes in while trying to defuse emotional political debates. Bill Clinton and George W. Bush both used Jan. 22, the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision guaranteeing legal abortion, to change U.S. policy...
  • DeMint Statement on March for Life [applauds pro-lifers]

    01/22/2009 6:08:26 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 4 replies · 418+ views
    “If our laws continue to deny the unborn their unalienable right to life, as set forth by our Founding Fathers, we cheapen the liberties and freedom we claim to hold dear and have sworn under oath to protect and defend.” January 22, 2009 - WASHINGTON, D.C - Today, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina), made the following statement on the occasion of the 36th Annual March for Life and the 36th Anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision: “Each year on this day, hundreds of thousands of Americans who support the sanctity of life gather to fight for...
  • Roe anniversary: Pence introduces bill to end PP funding [Planned Parenthood]

    01/22/2009 5:39:24 PM PST · by jan in Colorado · 14 replies · 644+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 1-22-2009 | Ed Morrissey
    Mike Pence has launched what will surely be a quixotic campaign to strip Planned Parenthood of its funding. Pence announced today, on the anniversary of Roe v Wade, that he will press Congress to act against the big-box abortion provider by stopping the millions of dollars it receives each year from the federal government. After HR 614’s introduction yesterday, it has already gained 61 co-sponsors:
  • On 35th Anniversary, Obama Praises Roe v. Wade Precedent

    01/22/2009 3:09:03 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 41 replies · 1,069+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 22, 2009 | Michael Falcone
    "President Barack Obama reaffirmed his commitment to protecting abortion rights on Wednesday, the 35th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, and said that it “stands for a broader principle: that government should not intrude on our most private family matters...”
  • SUV smashes into Planned Parenthood (office/clinic) in St. Paul

    01/22/2009 2:41:15 PM PST · by MplsSteve · 25 replies · 670+ views
    On the 36th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion, a man smashed his SUV into the entrance of the Planned Parenthood office in St. Paul this morning. Although staff members have gotten used to protests, particularly on the anniversary of the ruling, "we certainly don't expect this sort of thing," said Sarah Stoesz, the president and chief executive officer of Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. ""It's never happened before and we don't expect it to happen again." The 32-year-old man, who has refused to identify himself, was arrested and charged...
  • Minn. abortion clinic rammed by SUV; man arrested

    01/22/2009 12:29:55 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 74 replies · 2,490+ views ^ | 1/22/9 | Unknown to me
    <p>ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A driver rammed his SUV into the front door of an abortion clinic on Thursday, the anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision, police said. No one was injured. A 32-year-old man was arrested and taken to Ramsey County jail on suspicion of aggravated assault, police spokesman Peter Panos said.</p>
  • Pro-life Congressmen Commemorate Roe v. Wade Anniversary with Speeches in House

    01/22/2009 10:46:01 AM PST · by wagglebee · 11 replies · 505+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/22/09 | Hilary White
    WASHINGTON, January 22, 2009 ( – A series of speeches in the US Congress marked the legalisation of abortion in the US by the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision of 1973. A group of pro-life representatives urged President Obama to pursue pro-life policies, such as retaining the Mexico City Policy that restricts funding for international organisations that promote abortion overseas. They also denounced the new president’s stated intention to sign the Freedom of Choice Act that would lift all state restrictions on abortion in the country. (All the speeches can be viewed here: Foxx, a Republican congresswoman...
  • A Dream Unfulfilled Roe v. Wade has played a big role in the devastation of blacks.

    01/22/2009 8:21:57 AM PST · by Wolf13 · 7 replies · 569+ views
    The Weekly Standrad ^ | 1-22-09 | Star Parker and Gary Bauer
    On Monday, January 19th, America commemorated the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. His dream of an equal America is in many ways personified in Barack Obama, whose inauguration as our first African-American president took place the following day. Obama's triumph is a monumental achievement for black Americans. It is also a watershed for America as a whole, a final repudiation of an era when black men and women were not afforded the inalienable rights endowed to all persons by God as expressed in the Declaration of Independence. But while Obama's ascendance to the White House has been almost uniformly...
  • Lessons from the past: Pro-lifers in 19th century overcame staggering abortion rates and saved lives

    01/22/2009 2:35:12 AM PST · by rhema · 15 replies · 983+ views
    WORLD ^ | January 17, 2009 | Marvin Olasky
    To save the lives of more unborn Americans we should see how our pro-life predecessors succeeded in the past—and by the past I don't mean only the past three decades but the past two centuries. It's conventional to think of the abortion horror as a product of the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, but research I've done at the Library of Congress shows that abortion on the eve of the Civil War was more frequent, in proportion to the U.S. population, than it is now. You have not just read a misprint. Roughly 160,000 abortions occurred in 1860...
  • Protesters arrive at White House

    01/21/2009 10:56:46 AM PST · by NYer · 14 replies · 800+ views
    Washington Times ^ | January 21, 2009 | Christina Bellantoni
    <p>It's President Obama's first full day in office, day 2 of the first 100 days, and he already has protesters giving him grief.</p> <p>About 50 people from a pro-life organization held crosses, each with a year written since Roe v. Wade.</p>
  • Commentary: The March for Life and Christian Unity Week

    01/21/2009 4:15:42 PM PST · by tcg · 6 replies · 424+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 1/22/08 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    On January 22, 2009 thousands will gather in Washington, D.C. to give their voice to our neighbors in the first home of the whole human race. These are the children who await their welcome among us upon birth. These littlest neighbors need our voice because theirs is being muffled behind the wall of their mother’s womb, once considered the first refuge of safety. There in their first experience of the interdependency which reveals the truth about our humanity, where they are supposed to be embraced by the warmth of love, they are vulnerable to the worst kind of domestic violence....
  • Obama to Lift Ban on Funding for Groups Providing Abortions Overseas (Mexico City Policy/Alan Keyes]

    01/21/2009 3:35:28 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 63 replies · 2,149+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, January 21, 2009 | Major Garrett
    President Obama will issue an executive order on Thursday reversing the Bush administration policy that bans the use of federal dollars by non-govermental organizations that discuss or provide abortions outside of the United States. Obama will sign the executive order on the 36th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion in all 50 states. The policy, known in governmental circles as the "Mexico City policy," requires any non-governmental organization to agree before receiving U.S. funds that they will "neither perform nor actively promote abortion as a method of family planning in other nations." The...
  • National Pre-born Service to Be Held Tomorrow Morning in Capitol Visitor Center

    01/21/2009 11:06:00 AM PST · by wagglebee · 3 replies · 288+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/21/09 | LifeSiteNews
    WASHINGTON, DC, January 22, 2009 ( - Thursday morning's National Service for the Pre-born, previously known as the National Memorial for the Pre-born and their Mothers and Fathers, will take place inside the new US Capitol Visitor Center after being initially turned down for an indoor venue this year. An alternate site at the Heritage Foundation Building was made available to attendees, but the service will now be returned to the US Capitol complex itself. "This is a significant turn of events," said Rev. Rob Schenck, president of the National Clergy Council and co-founder of the Pre-born Service. "It...
  • Norma McCorvey, Former Roe, Records New Television Commercial on Abortion

    01/20/2009 1:22:31 PM PST · by wagglebee · 59 replies · 1,013+ views
    Life News ^ | 1/20/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- Norma McCorvey, the former Jane Roe of the infamous Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, has recorded a new television commercial speaking out against abortion. The commercial is running on stations in several states as the part of educational campaigns pro-life groups are undertaking."Back in 1973, I was a very confused twenty-one year old with one child and facing an unplanned pregnancy," she says in the ad. "At the time I fought to obtain a legal abortion, but truth be told, I have three daughters and never had an abortion.""Upon knowing God. I realize that...
  • <b>Roe v Wade Memorial Rally</b> Pioneer Courthouse Square // Portland, Oregon // January 18, 2009<

    01/13/2009 8:49:50 AM PST · by xhrist · 11 replies · 742+ views
    Roe v Wade Memorial Rally Pioneer Courthouse Square // Portland, Oregon January 18, 2009 This Sunday, Please Come and Join Us as We Remember the Lives of 50 million Children Lost to Abortions, and Call Upon Our Nation and its Leaders to Give Children the Protection They Deserve.
  • Ready, Set, March for Life in 2009!

    01/09/2009 2:01:57 PM PST · by \/\/ayne · 11 replies · 1,224+ views ^ | 1/9/2009 | Wayne Boetttcher
    <p>In 1973 the Supreme Court case of Roe v. Wade was decided, having the effect of forcing states to allow abortions for any reason. The majority opinion by abortion advocate Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun was shocking and constitutionally vague. Later it was found that on the side of "Roe" the lawyers, plaintiff and witnesses had lied extensively to make their case. This was also the situation with "Doe v. Bolton," known as the companion case to Roe v. Wade. The plaintiffs Roe (Norma McCorvey) and Doe (Sandra Cano) in these cases have petitioned the Supreme Court to review them, admitting their own false testimony. Both were turned down.</p>
  • Federal fetus law to be used in murder case

    01/03/2009 4:53:41 PM PST · by BedRock · 2 replies · 369+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 12/30/08 | BedRock
    "Federal fetus law to be used in murder case" ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Federal prosecutors in New Mexico believe they may be the first to use a 2004 law to charge someone with killing a fetus while causing the death or injury of the mother.
  • Abortion Politics Didn’t Doom the G.O.P.

    12/08/2008 7:19:22 AM PST · by sitetest · 27 replies · 588+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 6, 2008 | ROSS DOUTHAT
    AN iron law of recent American politics dictates that any Republican setback at the polls will be quickly pinned on the pro-life movement. You might think that the Republican Party’s 2008 debacle would be an exception to this rule. John McCain probably mentioned earmarks about a thousand times more often than he let the word “abortion” slip his lips. The Republican ticket’s weak attempts to play the culture-war card — a Bill Ayers here, a Joe the Plumber there — had nothing whatsoever to do with Roe v. Wade. And why should abortion opponents, of all conservative factions, take the...
  • (Pro-life article): A 'Culture First' Strategy

    11/15/2008 10:37:08 AM PST · by Publius804 · 9 replies · 482+ views ^ | 11/13/08 | David R. Carlin
    A 'Culture First' Strategy by David R. Carlin 11/13/08 One of the great strengths of the Roman Republic was its courageous realism. When Hannibal defeated the Romans in the first great encounter between the two armies, a battle in northern Italy, the leaders of the city called the people together to give them the news, and the opening words of the announcement were these: "We have suffered a tremendous defeat." In their heyday, the Romans obviously did not believe in sugar-coating bad news. Those of us in the pro-life movement need to imitate the old Romans. No sugar-coating. Our movement...
  • Catholic bishops will fight Obama on abortion

    11/13/2008 5:11:04 AM PST · by steadfastconservative · 33 replies · 722+ views
    My Way News ^ | Nov. 12, 2008 | Rachel Zoll
    BALTIMORE (AP) - The nation's Roman Catholic bishops vowed Tuesday to forcefully confront the Obama administration over its support for abortion rights, saying the church and religious freedom could be under attack in the new presidential administration. In an impassioned discussion on Catholics in public life, several bishops said they would accept no compromise on abortion policy. Many condemned Catholics who had argued it was morally acceptable to back President-elect Obama because he pledged to reduce abortion rates. And several prelates promised to call out Catholic policy makers on their failures to follow church teaching. Bishop Joseph Martino of Scranton,...
  • Why Jefferson Davis Opposed Roe v. Wade by H. W. Crocker III

    10/31/2008 7:29:21 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 5 replies · 635+ views ^ | 10/31/08 | H. W. Crocker III
    Why Jefferson Davis Opposed Roe v. Wade by H. W. Crocker III 10/31/08 Okay, he didn't, really, because he never had the chance -- but it's as certain as magnolia blooms in the spring that if Jefferson Davis were to rise again and take his place as the extremely senior senator from Mississippi, he would make the Senate ring with his denunciations of Roe v. Wade. In fact, he might even threaten secession over it. His bill of indictment would, of course, include that Roe v. Wade violated states' rights -- indeed, this would be the very grounds of secession:...