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  • The Real Presence: The Real Presence and Sanctity [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    04/06/2014 10:31:01 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies via ^ | 200-2014 | Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.
    The Real Presence and SanctityFr. John A. Hardon, S.J.In speaking about Holiness it is remarkable how we can overlook the obvious.  For example it is obvious that we cannot become holy unless we obtain the extraordinary graces needed to reach sanctity.  Hearing about holiness;  reading about it;  even seeing holiness, does not make one holy.  We need grace.   It is equally obvious that the graces we need must come to us from Christ since as He told us, "Without Me you can do nothing".  If that nothing refers even to salvation, it most certainly refers to sanctification. Photo...
  • ‘Sanctity is stronger than scandals,’ says Pope Francis

    09/17/2013 5:22:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | 9/17/2013 | FRANCIS X ROCCA
    Acting in his capacity as bishop of Rome, Pope Francis has offered words of encouragement to his diocesan priests, urging them to keep their vocations alive through their love of God.The Pope was speaking on Monday at a meeting with diocesan clergy in the Basilica of St John Lateran, the cathedral of Rome.Pope Francis devoted the first part of the meeting, which lasted more than two hours, to answering a letter he had received a few days earlier from an elderly parish priest, writing of his struggles as a pastor.“The letter is beautiful, I was moved,” the Pope said, speaking...
  • Star Parker says “Same Sex Marriage is War on Religion”

    07/03/2013 6:11:23 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    Victoria ^ | 7/2/13 | Star Parker, Victoria Jackson
    Here is Star Parker’s commentary: Supreme Court ruling is the latest in a long process of the unraveling of American culture driven by pride — the sense that we answer to no higher authority. The Book of Proverbs, part of biblical canon, once a vital part of American culture, tells us: “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.” It’s this haughty spirit, this pride that precedes destruction, that lies behind the Supreme Court’s decision last week to bury the Defense of Marriage Act. DOMA defined marriage, for purposes of federal law, as traditional marriage — the union...
  • "MAMA" (a baby's song from the womb)

    06/08/2011 10:05:22 AM PDT · by Jo Nuvark · 7 replies
    VANITY ^ | November 1992 | Jo Nuvark
    "MAMA" (By Jo Nuvark) Psalm 47:4 and 139 Mama. Mama. Don’t blame me for your blues. I may be inconvenient, but it’s much too late to choose. Listen with your heart, you’ll hear my still small voice. Let me live I’ll be your life, your child not your choice.
  • I Have a Dream that the Abortion Holocaust Will End

    01/23/2011 12:10:38 AM PST · by Rashputin · 5 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | January 23, 2011 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    I Have a Dream that the Abortion Holocaust Will End By Kyle-Anne Shiver In 1960, when I was in the fourth grade, I learned the word, "Holocaust." It was a big word. And as soon as the librarian had explained its meaning to me, I wished that I could go back to not knowing about it. I first saw the word in the Encyclopedia Britannica. I was reading The Diary of Anne Frank for my book report and my teacher had supplied a list of places to look for more information on Anne and why she was forced to spend...
  • DA: West Philadelphia Abortion Doc Killed Woman, 7 Infants

    01/19/2011 11:51:21 AM PST · by cookcounty · 100 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | January 19, 2011 | Inquirer Staff
    An abortion doctor has been arrested and charged with the murder of a patient and seven live infants whose spines were severed with scissors at a West Philadelphia clinic that has been described as a house of horrors, officials said today. District Attorney Seth Williams said the doctor, Kermit P. Gosnell, was charged following a grand jury investigation. Gosnell, 69, lost his medical license last year after health officials determined his clinic posed "a clear danger to the public." Gosnell was arrested this morning, officials said. He has maintained his innocence. The seven infants were born alive in the 6th,...
  • Tim Tebow Pro-Life Ad Aired During the Super Bowl - Video 2/7/2010

    02/07/2010 4:13:34 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 45 replies · 1,710+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 7, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of the Tim Tebow Pro-Life Super Bowl Ad that has generated so much controversy. It aired during the Super Bowl just a few minutes ago. . . . (VIDEO)
  • Prop 8 Must Stand!

    01/13/2010 5:28:07 PM PST · by Bodie Weider · 3 replies · 411+ views
    Blog ^ | 01/13/10 | Beau Douglas Weider
    Posted by Beau Douglas Weider at 06:11 PM on January 13, 2010 I know, I know... it's unfair and it denies 'equal' rights, but sometimes having special rights can cause a society harm. Ted Olson put forward a compelling, but ultimately specious case for removing a popular statute to protect the sanctity of marriage and the cornerstone of society. I'm reminded of a scene from 'The Incredibles'; where the villian wants to give everybody super-powers and says; “When everyone is special, no one will be”. Marriage is special. The men and women who marry are celebrating a God-given and ordained...
  • A Very Personal Easter Message

    04/12/2009 9:22:38 AM PDT · by traderrob6 · 5 replies · 326+ views
    OpiniPundit ^ | 4/12/09 | traderrob
    A personel reflection from a Freeper and insignificant blogger straight from the heart. What more appropriate time to visit about abortion than the day that our savior rose from the dead in the confirmation of sacrifice and the affirmation of rebirth and salvation. I, as many have been challenged with the temptation of an easy way out of the earthly obligations that accompany the behaviors that we have freely chosen. I admit my beautiful wife was stronger than I when it came to walking the walk in this respect. When I was still reeling at the prospect of becoming a...
  • Who is more valuable: Illinois Babies or Alaskan Turkeys?

    11/21/2008 6:30:46 PM PST · by Charlie Fairbanks · 6 replies · 764+ views
    Men for Palin Blog ^ | November 21, 2008 | Charlie Fairbanks
    Liberals breathlessly criticized Sarah Palin because she had the audacity to be interviewed at a turkey farm while turkeys were being terminated. How on earth do liberals think that turkeys die on the way to the table? Natural causes? Hey it could be worse, at least they weren’t the victim of a Bartial Birth Abortion. Compare the Palin video (below) to demonstration videos of Partial Birth Abortion (also below)
  • 'I'm going to die on Monday at 6.15pm' (Euthanasia Diary)

    08/23/2008 11:04:33 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 238 replies · 623+ views
    UK Guardian ^ | 8/23/08 | Marc Weide
    When Marc Weide's mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer, she chose euthanasia. Here, we publish his shockingly frank diary of her final days Marc Weide's mother, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer and chose euthanasia Monday February 11 2008 5.30pm: Dad is bent over the toilet bowl with a brush in his hand and a scowl on his face. I walk up to him. "Shall I give you a hand?" Dad begins to snigger, abandoning any attempt to make sense of the situation. We stand shoulder to shoulder with our backs to Mum, who paces around the landing with...
  • 2005 Polish Volleyball Champion Sacrificed Her Life for Unborn Child

    06/14/2008 10:02:49 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 39 replies · 190+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/13/08 | CWNews
    TANROW, June 13, 2008 ( - A Polish volleyball star who was buried on June 9 is being compared by local Catholics to Blessed Gianna Beretta Molla because of her heroic sacrifice for her unborn child. Agata Mroz, who was originally known for her athletic prowess, was buried in her hometown of Tarnow. Mroz was pregnant with her first child when doctors discovered she had a fatal case of leukemia. After consulting with her husband, Mroz delayed a bone-marrow transplant until after she gave birth to her daughter Liliana on April 4, 2008. Polish fans dubbed the national team...
  • Women Set to Proclaim: I Regret My Abortion

    01/17/2008 4:37:14 PM PST · by wagglebee · 36 replies · 68+ views
    Christian Newswire/ ^ | 1/17/08 | Christian Newswire/
    Contacts: Janet Morana, 917-297-0946; Georgette Forney, 412-398-7885; both with Silent No More Awareness Campaign WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, /Christian Newswire/ -- Priests for Life and Anglicans for Life will again sponsor a major gathering of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign in Washington DC this Tuesday, January 22. Men and women who have lost children to abortion will gather in front of the Supreme Court at 4:00 PM and begin sharing publicly their testimonies of pain and healing. Fifty-seven people are scheduled to speak. In 28 other locations, similar gatherings will occur. The Campaign, which started in 2003, has sponsored some 201...
  • Nurses slow down abortion rate (Conscientious Objection by Puerto Rican nurses saves lives)

    01/12/2008 7:25:42 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 16 replies · 337+ views
    The Tablet (UK) ^ | January 12, 2008 | Agostino Bono
    Action by nurses opposed to abortion has reduced by more than half the number of terminations in a Puerto Rican hospital. Fifty-two nurses in the obstetrics unit at the University Hospital for Adults in San Juan, Puerto Rico, have not been assisting at abortions for several months. The hospital is the only public hospital on the Caribbean island that carries out the operation. The nurses have cited "conscientious objection" in their defence - a legal right in Puerto Rico that allows medical personnel to refuse participation in procedures they morally oppose. Dr Riccardo Moscoso, the hospital medical director, told The...
  • Reducing Abortions Would Significantly Cut Premature Birth Rate

    12/11/2007 4:25:55 PM PST · by wagglebee · 11 replies · 105+ views
    Life News ^ | 12/11/07 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- Two researchers say reducing abortions in the United States would significantly cut the rate of premature births. They say the rate has increased as abortion has been legalized and point to Poland as an example of how banning or significantly reducing abortions would help pregnant women. Dr. Richard E. Behrman, representing the Institute of Medicine, has identified prior first-trimester induced abortion as an “immutable medical risk factor associated with pre-term birth.”In his book Preterm Birth: Causes, Consequences, and Prevention, Behrman found that the premature birth rate in the U.S. was 12.5% in 2004 -- 40 percent...
  • Help Arrives for Homeless Newborn Triplets, Mom

    11/14/2007 5:42:20 AM PST · by ShadowDancer · 38 replies · 155+ views
    Fox News ^ | November 13, 2007 | AP
    Help Arrives for Homeless Newborn Triplets, MomTuesday, November 13, 2007 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Offers of help are pouring in for a homeless Michigan woman who recently gave birth to triplets. "We have received hundreds of calls," said Janie Bergeron, who directs Green Gables Haven, a Barry County shelter where Monica Roberts, her babies and her mother are staying. Bergeron's staff is working overtime this week to return telephone messages. "There are literally hundreds of people we're trying to call back," she told The Grand Rapids Press for a story published Tuesday. Invitations to take in the 33-year-old mother and...
  • Media Ignore Major Insurance Report Stating Abortion is "best predictor of breast cancer"

    11/12/2007 3:06:09 PM PST · by wagglebee · 25 replies · 195+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/12/07 | Thaddeus M. Baklinski
    November 12, 2007 ( - The mainstream media have again almost totally ignored a new study published in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons that found that abortion is the "best predictor of breast cancer" in eight European nations. One notable exception to this media black-out however is an article by Dennis Byrne of the Chicago Tribune, who wrote a commentary entitled, "Snubbing cancer study will only hurt women: Research showing link to abortion ignored by media." Read the article here: Karen Malec of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer said: "The media's behavior is very problematic. When...
  • We're twinseparable! Happy with his brother, the boy who refused to die

    11/03/2007 8:00:20 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 29 replies · 284+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 3rd November 2007 | LUCY LAING
    They say twins share a strong bond - but the one between Gabriel and Ieuan Jones was unbreakable. When doctors found that Gabriel was weaker than his brother, with an enlarged heart,and believed he was going to die in the womb, his mother Rebecca Jones had to make a heartbreaking decision. Doctors told her his death could cause his twin brother to die too before they were born, and that it would be better to end Gabriel's suffering sooner rather than later. Mrs Jones decided to let doctors operate to terminate Gabriel's life. Firstly they tried to sever his umbilical...
  • Henry Hyde to Get Presidential Medal of Freedom for Opposing Abortion

    10/30/2007 4:15:01 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 20 replies · 214+ views
    Life News ^ | 10/30/07 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- Former member of Congress Henry Hyde will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom next Monday for his work opposing abortion. For decades, after his landmark Hyde Amendment stopped federal funding of virtually all abortions, Hyde became the pro-life movement's elder statesman on Capitol Hill. Hyde was first elected to the House in 1974 and served as chairman of the House International Relations Committee and the House Judiciary Committee from 1995 to 2001. In those positions, Hyde advanced pro-life legislation and worked to stop using taxpayer dollars to subsidize abortions in other countries. Hyde's lasting legacy will...
  • Giuliani Plans to Publicly Embrace Abortion Rights [Rudy declares war on conservatism]

    05/09/2007 7:17:06 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 455 replies · 10,001+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 10, 2007 | By ADAM NAGOURNEY and MARC SANTORA
    After months of giving ambiguous signals on abortion, Rudolph W. Giuliani is planning to offer a forthright affirmation of his support for abortion rights in public forums, television appearances and interviews in the coming days, despite potential consequences among some conservative voters already wary of his views, aides said yesterday. At the same time, Mr. Giuliani’s campaign — seeking to accomplish the unusual task of persuading the Republican Party to nominate an abortion rights supporter as its presidential candidate — is eyeing a path to the nomination that would try to de-emphasize the early states in which abortion opponents wield...
  • Sam Brownback: Protect Unborn Children From Abortion, After Birth Too

    03/21/2007 11:28:37 AM PDT · by freedom44 · 6 replies · 494+ views
    LifeNews ^ | 3/21/07 | LifeNews
    Manchester, NH ( -- Republican presidential candidate Sam Brownback is strongly pro-life and, as a result, opposes the killing of unborn children from abortion. But he told the audience at a New Hampshire campaign stop that he strongly supports protecting children after birth as well. Pro-life advocates are frequently criticized by those who back abortion as caring for children only before birth but not afterwards. Seeking to respond to that criticism in a state that's not known for its pro-life views, Brownback told a luncheon audience that he's "pro-life, whole life" and that candidates who say they are pro-life can't...
  • Sex and Sanctity

    01/20/2007 10:41:49 AM PST · by stfassisi · 12 replies · 305+ views
    Sex and Sanctity by Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J. The first reaction to a subject like sex and sanctity is wonder or misgiving. We have become so accustomed to associate sex with sin that even our vocabulary has been affected by the association. The first thought that comes to most people’s minds on hearing words like impurity or immorality is some failure against chastity, as though there was something inherently wrong with the use of the sexual faculties, or as though the essence of evil was sin against the sixth and ninth commandments of the Decalogue. I think there is...
  • Feminism's Triumph: The Extermination Of Women

    01/20/2007 6:55:16 AM PST · by nancyvideo · 27 replies · 1,221+ views
    RightBias ^ | January 20, 2007 | Joseph D'Agostino
    In the last two years, international organizations and Asian nations have stepped up their efforts to eliminate sex-selective abortions, which have created a massive dearth of girls in many nations over the past 20 years. With the new year, some new statistics have been released. The result of these efforts? The sex imbalance continues to worsen, not improve, thanks to the ever-increasing spread of cheap abortion and ultrasound technology into more and more areas of China, India, and other countries. One expert who spoke at the United Nations estimates that up to 200 million women and girls are missing worldwide...
  • 10 Million Fewer Girls Born in India

    12/30/2006 6:58:57 PM PST · by pinkpanther111 · 76 replies · 1,705+ views
    American Chronicle ^ | 12-19-2006 | NIRMALA GEORGE
    Lawmakers and women's rights activists raised an alarm Monday over new evidence indicating about 7,000 fewer girls than expected are born each day in India, where women routinely suffer discrimination and parents often abort female fetuses. The spread of ultrasound technology allowing parents to find out the gender of their unborn children has resulted in the large-scale 'disappearance' of girls here. One study released earlier this year estimated that 10 million fewer girls were born here than expected in the past 20 years. The government must 'rise in revolt against the male child mania,' said lawmaker Gurudas Dasgupta during a...
  • Anti-abortion video/song on YouTube (not graphic; very heartwarming)

    11/21/2006 5:22:53 PM PST · by doug from upland · 3 replies · 1,452+ views
    YouTube ^ | 11-21-06
    If you have not seen this anti-abortion YouTube song presentation, you might enjoy it. It is not graphic at all and is a wonderful song. ANTI-ABORTION VIDEO
  • Democrats Tell President Bush: Don't Propose Judges Against Abortion

    11/13/2006 4:26:15 PM PST · by wagglebee · 223 replies · 3,822+ views
    Life News ^ | 11/13/06 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- Now that the elections have given them control of the Senate, leading Democrats on judicial issues have a message for President Bush. They don't want him to send up for confirmation any judges who would be hostile to legalized abortion or they plan vote down or filibuster them. Democrats now have 51 votes in the Senate and will likely have a slim one vote majority on the Senate Judiciary Committee when Congress starts its new session in January. Though they technically have enough votes on the panel and in the Senate to defeat any Bush judicial...
  • African American Businessman Spends $1M to Urge Blacks to Vote Pro-Life

    09/13/2006 7:23:23 PM PDT · by dukeman · 51 replies · 1,155+ views ^ | 9/13/06 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC -- With the balance of power in Congress hanging in the air, a leading African American businessman says black voters in the United States should put their historical pro-life values above political party. That means voting for pro-life candidates rather than supporting Democratic candidates across the board. Herman Cain is best known as the former chairman and CEO of Godfather’s Pizza. He is a political commentator and was a candidate for the U.S. Senate. “More and more African Americans are pro-life," Cain said in a statement obtained. “Our message to African Americans is simple -- it's time...
  • Prominent Nun/Professor Formally Repents of Abortion Support

    09/08/2006 1:39:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 561+ views
    LifeSite ^ | September 7, 2006 | John-Henry Westen
    NAIROBI, Kenya, September 7, 2006 ( - While in North America or Europe Catholic nuns and priests may not be censured for nuanced abortion support, the same is not true in Africa.  In 2003 a prominent nun and professor of religion at Kenyatta University in Nairobi Kenya was sanctioned by her bishop for touting pro-abortion sentiments in an interview with the BBC.  The censure has produced positive results.  Sister Anne Nasimiyu-Wasike, PhD. has now formally and publicly repented of her erroneous stand.  Given her celebrated feminist past, that renouncement must have been all the more difficult.  In addition to her...
  • Women Paid to Carry Baby to 12 Weeks before “Harvesting” for Beauty Treatments

    08/08/2006 7:57:04 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 78 replies · 2,504+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9 August 2006 | Hilary White
    LONDON, August 8, 2006 ( – The ancient quest of fashionable women to stave off the effects of age has always left them open to the claims of swindlers. The latest edition of the snake oil chronicles, according to the UK’s Daily Mail, has a more “scientific” cachet and involves injecting stem cells gleaned from aborted babies as well as umbilical cord blood directly into the skin. Scores of British women are opting for a procedure that stem cell experts are condemning as charlatanry. A private British clinic makes arrangements for well-to-do English women to travel to Rotterdam in the...
  • Terri's Day and nation's independence protects life culture

    05/30/2006 11:14:37 AM PDT · by KevinNuPac · 1,830 replies · 15,479+ views
    Renew America ^ | May 29, 2006 | Kevin Fobbs
    Terri's Day and nation's independence protects life culture Kevin Fobbs May 29, 2006 America's Culture of Life is truly the legacy of one woman whose death forever changed our nation because of actions that were not in her hands but in those of her husband and his lawyers. Yet for millions of Americans we will forever link our own celebration of our nation's independence to the courage of the Schindler family to go forward past the tragedy, past the personal sorrow, past the searing anguish to help America draw a distinct line in the sand, to issue a clarion call...
  • Woman Sentenced for Baby's Wal-Mart Death

    06/15/2006 1:51:26 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 56 replies · 3,807+ views ^ | 6 15 06 | Associated Press
    MACON, Ga. - A 27-year-old woman was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison for leaving her newborn daughter in a Wal-Mart restroom last year. Amy Shorter covered her face after the verdict was read Wednesday, and several relatives cried as they left the courtroom. They declined to comment. The jury found Shorter guilty of felony murder for causing the baby's death while committing first-degree cruelty to children. Defense attorney Elizabeth Lane had argued that Shorter did not intend to kill her child. Lane said Shorter didn't know she was pregnant and panicked after giving birth in the...
  • MWHS-3 Marine finds sanctity in life while deployed to Al Asad

    05/17/2006 4:18:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 248+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Brandon L. Roach
    AL ASAD, Iraq (May 17, 2006) -- Content in the solitude of a miniature half wood, half vinyl tent fortress and wrapped up in numerous '80s one hit wonders, a Marine deployed to Iraq finds peace in life working with lumber and power tools. Although riddled with an extensive workload, Lance Cpl. Thomas R. Hunter, a native of Tacoma, Wash., finds time to make it out to his 'Guru's' work shed to pass the time. This combat engineer by trade is augmented to Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 3, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, from his home unit, Marine Wing Support Squadron...
  • Babies Are No Longer Considered A Blessing

    03/09/2006 5:16:12 PM PST · by SJackson · 128 replies · 2,714+ views
    Jewish Press ^ | March 8, 2006 | Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
    A funny thing happened to me the other day when my wife and I had, thank God, another baby (a boy). Many of my friends didn’t seem all that happy for me. Sure, they went through the motions of smiles and congratulations. But it was evident that many thought me insane. Why would a young man and his wife ruin their lives with eight children? Who could afford the day-school bills? Didn’t we want to live life a little, and not just be burdened with kids? It got downright surreal when a European film company pressed me, while my wife...
  • Indians crack down on gender abortions

    03/31/2006 1:13:05 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 4 replies · 329+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | March 31, 2006 | Scott Baldauf
    After 12 years on the books, a law meant to curb sex-selective abortions gets its first conviction. NEW DELHI - In October 2001, when Dr. Anil Sabhani told a pregnant patient that she had a "female fetus and it would be taken care of," he wasn't talking about prenatal nutrition or health checks. He was talking about abortion. With his conviction on Tuesday, Dr. Sabhani now faces two years in jail in the first-ever conviction under a 12-year old Indian law that forbids doctors from revealing the gender of a fetus to its parents. The law was aimed at preventing...
  • Unwed Fathers Fight for Babies Placed for Adoption by Mothers

    03/19/2006 10:41:42 PM PST · by Giant Conservative · 189 replies · 3,486+ views
    The New York Times ^ | March 19, 2006 | Tamar Lewin
    Jeremiah Clayton Jones discovered that his former fiancée was pregnant just three weeks before the baby was due, when an adoption-agency lawyer called and asked if he would consent to have his baby adopted. "I said absolutely not," said Mr. Jones, a 23-year-old Arizona man who met his ex-fiancée at Pensacola Christian College in Florida. "It was an awkward moment, hearing for the first time that I would be a father, and then right away being told, 'We want to take your kid away.' But I knew that if I was having a baby, I wanted that baby." Mr. Jones...
  • DOCTORS: LET THIS BABY DIE Parents in court fight for son

    03/06/2006 11:03:29 PM PST · by beaversmom · 51 replies · 951+ views
    Mirror ^ | March 7, 2006 | Tom Parry
    A DOCTOR caring for a baby at the centre of a right-to-life battle said yesterday the child should be taken off a ventilator and allowed to have a "dignified death". The consultant backed a plan to remove the tube which allowed the 17-month-old boy to breathe. He told the High Court that Baby M, who suffers from incurable spinal muscular atrophy, would die within minutes of being disconnected from the machine. He said: "It is truly in our patient's best interests." Baby M's parents want their son to have surgery so that he can breathe through a hole in his...
  • Study Shows Babies Try to Help

    03/03/2006 11:16:47 AM PST · by mlc9852 · 35 replies · 1,162+ views
    Yahoo!News ^ | March 3, 2006 | LAURAN NEERGAARD
    WASHINGTON - Oops, the scientist dropped his clothespin. Not to worry — a wobbly toddler raced to help, eagerly handing it back. The simple experiment shows the capacity for altruism emerges as early as 18 months of age. Toddlers' endearing desire to help out actually signals fairly sophisticated brain development, and is a trait of interest to anthropologists trying to tease out the evolutionary roots of altruism and cooperation. Psychology researcher Felix Warneken performed a series of ordinary tasks in front of toddlers, such as hanging towels with clothespins or stacking books. Sometimes he "struggled" with the tasks; sometimes he...
  • Just Whistle a Happy Tune

    05/09/2005 6:40:45 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 31 replies · 727+ views
    Christ or Chaos ^ | 08 May 2005 | Thomas A. Droleskey
    As I have noted in several brief commentaries in the past three weeks since the election of Pope Benedict XVI, each Catholic must pray fervently for the Successor of Saint Peter. We are neither pessimists (sad idiots) or optimists (happy idiots). Catholics are called to grow in the Supernatural Virtues of Faith, Hope, and Charity with every beat of their hearts, consecrated as they must be to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Although we must be concerned about the state of the Church in her human elements at present, we have to understand that...
  • A rock and a hard place: Democratic leaders try to oppose abortion even as they support it

    04/02/2005 6:29:14 AM PST · by rhema · 13 replies · 705+ views
    WORLD ^ | 4/9/05 | Andree Seu
    The Democrats, apres le deluge de 2004, are tinkering with a new approach to abortion rhetoric. This is to be distinguished, of course, from a new approach to abortion. Is it repentance or repackaging when Howard Dean (the Party's new chairman) starts saying things like "I have long believed that we ought to make a home for pro-life Democrats"? Is it substance or semantics when Sen. Hillary Clinton says abortions should occur "only in rare circumstances"? Is it from the heart or pandering to the heartland when a defeated John Kerry tells a pro-choice gathering in D.C. after Thanksgiving that...
  • Destroying Life and Mocking Marriage - (CWFA speaks out in against Michael Schaivo)

    03/29/2005 2:01:37 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 15 replies · 1,035+ views
    Because of Concerned Women for America’s stance in support of saving Terri Schiavo from a court-ordered death by starvation, we have received calls and e-mails criticizing us for “ignoring the sanctity of marriage” and the “right of a husband to speak for his wife regarding her end of life wishes.” To the contrary, our stance in this matter is entirely consistent with our respect for the sanctity of life and the sanctity of marriage. Terri Schiavo, a seriously handicapped woman, lies helpless and dying from a court-ordered starvation death instigated by the one who still dares to call himself her...
  • Fetal homicide bill sparks abortion debate

    01/18/2005 12:34:10 PM PST · by NYer · 11 replies · 600+ views
    AP Wire (direct feed) | January 18, 2005 | ANNE GEARAN
    HELENA (AP) _ A bill that would criminalize killing or injuring a fetus sparked a fierce debate over abortion at a legislative hearing Tuesday, despite assertions by its sponsor that it had nothing to do with terminating a pregnancy. Rep. Penny Morgan, R-Billings, said her bill was meant to address violence against pregnant women and get justice for the unborn children harmed or killed in the process, such as in the Laci Peterson case in California. ``This is a bigger problem than people have ever realized,'' she told the House Judiciary Committee. Opponents called her House Bill 231 a thinly...
  • Confessions of an Abortion Doctor

    01/03/2005 6:54:54 AM PST · by madprof98 · 222 replies · 2,472+ views
    Boston Magazine ^ | December 2004 | (As told to) Cheryl Alkon
    Ten years after the bloody Brookline clinic attacks, one doctor explains why she still performs abortions.Ten years ago this month, John Salvi sprayed bullets into two Brookline abortion clinics, killing two people and wounding five. Since then, the number of doctors willing to perform abortions has dwindled, increasing the workload for those remaining. One local obstetrician and gynecologist, whose clinic asked that she withhold her name for safety reasons, now performs as many as 10 abortions a day, twice a week. One morning years ago, when I was working as a resident, a nurse brought me in to talk to...
  • She’s Having a Fetus

    12/16/2004 6:28:24 AM PST · by Jeff Blogworthy · 10 replies · 463+ views
    Evangelical Outpost ^ | 12-3-2004 | Evangelical Outpost
    Overheard at a local shopping mall: Jan: “Marsha! How are you girl? I haven’t seen you in ages.” Marsha: “Hey Jan, you’re looking great. How’ve you been?” Jan: “Just peachy. Hey, guess what? I’m going to have a fetus!"Marsha (excited): “That’s wonderful! Oh, I’m so happy for you. Now we both have parasites growing in us.”Jan: “Yeah, but you’re having twins. I’m so jealous.”Marsha: “Oh, I only have one now. Greg didn’t get his promotion so we decided to selectively reduce one of them.” Jan: “Aww...well, that’s a valid choice. I was hoping to have two fetuses because this one...
  • Jury Recommends Execution for Peterson

    12/13/2004 3:59:13 PM PST · by No Surrender Monkey · 50 replies · 2,355+ views
    AP ^ | Mon, Dec 13, 2004 | BRIAN SKOLOFF
    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - A jury decided Monday that Scott Peterson (news - web sites) should be executed for murdering his pregnant wife, Laci, whose Christmas Eve disappearance two years ago was the opening act in a legal drama that captivated the nation. A cheer went up outside the courtroom as the jury announced its decision after 11 1/2 hours of deliberations over three days. The jury had two options in deciding the 32-year-old former fertilizer salesman's fate: life in prison without parole or death by injection. Peterson clenched his jaw when the verdict was read and leaned over to...
  • Peterson decision at 1:30 PST! (Decision is in-Sentence is DEATH)

    12/13/2004 11:38:45 AM PST · by kcvl · 536 replies · 35,818+ views
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  • Abortion Quotes from Pro-Choice Sources

    12/05/2004 6:30:50 AM PST · by Diago · 14 replies · 3,683+ views
    Abortion Quotes from Pro-Choice Sources From "Abortion at Work: Ideology and Practice in a Feminist Clinic" by Wendy Simonds. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1996 included a chapter on how to repel abortion protestors or "antis"): Quotes from clinic employees: "You're going from dealing with people to dealing with what most people here at the Center consider a real hurdle, to do sterile room, because you have to deal with the actual abortion tissue. And for some people, that's really hard. They can be abstractly in favor of abortion rights, but they sure don't want to see what an eighteen-week...
  • Recent Poll Reveals Most Americans Think Abortion Hurts Women

    11/27/2004 9:07:27 AM PST · by topher · 19 replies · 1,768+ views
    Recent Poll Reveals Most Americans Think Abortion Hurts Women CHICAGO, November 26, 2004 ( - A recent nationwide survey conducted by Wirthlin Worldwide has found that a majority of Americans believe that abortion is "almost always bad" for women. The findings reflect the earlier findings of an Elliot Institute poll, which found that a majority of Americans believe abortion makes women's lives worse. The poll of 1,001 Americans, conducted on behalf of Americans United for Life, found that 61 percent felt that "abortion is almost always a bad thing for a woman," whereas only 23 percent said it was almost...
  • Unborn Victims of Violence Act

    07/09/2003 7:49:24 AM PDT · by hinterlander · 382+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | July 9, 2003
    There is an item on the Senate's legislative calendar of which I was recently reminded by a good friend. The bill is S. 1019, the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, and was introduced by Sen. Mike DeWine (R.-Ohio) on May 7, 2003. In his introduction of the bill, Sen. DeWine noted, "In about half of the States today, 26, if you commit a crime of violence against a pregnant woman and her unborn baby dies, you can be punished for the violence against both the mother and the unborn child. But, tragically, if you commit a Federal crime of violence...
  • Two People, Two Deaths

    03/18/2004 9:05:01 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 229+ views ^ | 03-18-04 | Weyrich, Paul M.
    Two People, Two Deaths Paul Weyrich Thursday, Mar. 18, 2004 Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) stated in a letter to South Dakotans that he favored acting "expeditiously" on the Unborn Victims of Violence Act. In his June 12, 2003 letter, Daschle stated: "I agree with the Republican Leader that Congress should consider this issue expeditiously." The rhetoric of the Senate Minority Leader fails to match the record. The Unborn Victims of Violence failed to reach the Senate floor quickly. After all, Tom Daschle has a voting record slanted in favor of legalized abortion, having voted for the Harkin (D-Iowa)...
  • Laci Peterson Case Tied To Roe Debate

    04/20/2003 2:10:28 PM PDT · by Hidgy · 14 replies · 465+ views
    The Daily Record | April, 20, 2003 | Rob Jennings
    04/20/03 - Posted 11:52:10 PM from the Daily Record newsroom Laci Peterson case tied to Roe debate By Rob Jennings, Daily Record The head of the National Organization for Women's Morris County chapter is opposing a double-murder charge in the Laci Peterson case, saying it could provide ammunition to the pro-life lobby. "If this is murder, well, then any time a late-term fetus is aborted, they could call it murder," Morris County NOW President Mavra Stark said on Saturday. Prosecutors in California announced Friday their intention to charge Scott Peterson, 30, of Modesto, both with killing his wife and their...