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  • The Mormon Church's official statement on abortion [rape+ incest+mom's 'health'+'defect'+prayer-ok]

    12/16/2014 4:38:29 PM PST · by Colofornian · 63 replies
    "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believes in the sanctity of human life... The Church allows for possible exceptions for its members when: Pregnancy results from rape or incest, or A competent physician determines that the life or health of the mother is in serious jeopardy, or A competent physician determines that the fetus has severe defects that will not allow the baby to survive beyond birth. The Church teaches its members that even these rare exceptions do not justify abortion automatically. Abortion is a most serious matter and should be considered only after the persons involved have...
  • Illinois child deaths linked to neglect, abuse at 30-year high

    11/16/2013 2:44:01 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 16, 2013 | Christy Gutowski
    Emonie "Star" Beasley-Brown lived just three weeks before she was suffocated. Her grandmother was accused of placing her hands over the infant's mouth to hush her crying as the 14-year-old mother stood by. Clayton Condiff, four months old, died after being dropped, shaken and suffocated. And three days later — during a year of record child deaths from abuse and neglect in Illinois — two-month-old Julia Duda drowned in a bathtub. Police said the mother left her baby alone while she made coffee, records show. The three infants as well as a fourth battered child died in Chicago during one...
  • Is Herman Cain In Trouble With Social Conservatives?

    10/20/2011 2:31:23 PM PDT · by casinva · 377 replies
    NPR ^ | October 20, 2011 | Debra Rosenberg
    Part of Herman Cain's appeal to GOP presidential primary voters was that he seemed to have more street cred with social conservatives than the putative front runner, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Doubts about Romney have helped fuel Cain's recent rise in the polls, putting him in a virtual dead-heat with Romney. But in an interview Wednesday night with CNN's Piers Morgan, Cain raised some new questions about his stance on social issues. When Morgan asked the former Godfather's Pizza CEO about his beliefs on abortion and contraception, Cain said he believes life begins at conception and that he supports...
  • Teddy Kennedy's Very Quiet Catholicism

    09/02/2009 3:23:29 AM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies · 524+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | September 02, 2009 | J. Robert Smith
    Like a big lump of clay, Teddy Kennedy is being worked and reworked into an immortal. The mainstream media and other liberal apologists are seeing to the handiwork. They even want us to believe that Kennedy was squared with his Catholicism. But how could he be? He was unapologetically pro-abortion. Time magazine gave it go, though. It published an article last week about Kennedy's "quiet Catholic faith." For a man so vocal about many things, he certainly did keep quiet about his faith. And with good reason. Egregious apostasy was Teddy's way. On every major abortion vote, the late Senator...
  • News to Note, May 23, 2009: A weekly feature examining news from the biblical viewpoint

    05/24/2009 1:48:11 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 412+ views
    AiG ^ | May 23, 2009
    News to Note, May 23, 2009: A weekly feature examining news from the biblical viewpoint (READ THE FOLLOWING STORIES AND MUCH MORE BY CLICKING THE EXCERPT LINK AT BOTTOM) 1. ICR: “‘Missing Link’ Ida Is Just Media Hype”The news media has been awash this week in hype over an alleged missing link fossil nicknamed Ida. As it turns out, the fossil wasn’t fraudulent, but the hype definitely was. 2. The Telegraph: “New ‘Super Rats’ Evolve Resistance to Poison”Is this “super rat” an example of evolution in action, or the result of an information-reducing mutation? 3. Gallup: “More Americans ‘Pro-Life’ than...
  • 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...
  • Family of Irving Feldkamp, Owner of the Largest Private Owned Abortion Chain, Dies in Plane Crash

    03/26/2009 10:56:26 AM PDT · by jacknhoo · 46 replies · 3,523+ views
    Christian Newswire/ ^ | March 24, 2009 | Gingi Edmonds
    We warned him, for his children's sake, to wash his hands of the innocent blood he assisted in spilling because, as Scripture warns, if "you did not hate bloodshed, bloodshed will pursue you". (Ezekiel 35:6) A news source states that Bud Feldkamp visited the site of the crash with his wife and their two surviving children on Monday. As they stood near the twisted and charred debris talking with investigators, light snow fell on the tarps that covered the remains of their children. I don't want to turn this tragic event into some creepy spiritual 'I told you so' moment,...
  • Protect Life in Georgia -- counter effort to RESOLVE's anti-life campaign (GA Senate Bill 169)

    03/11/2009 11:28:49 AM PDT · by littlehouse36 · 431+ views
    RESOLVE ^ | 3/10/2009 | Barbara Collura
    Georgia Bill to Limit IVF Passes First Hurdle - In a Different FormAdd Your Voice NOW to Stop This Bill!  Please click here to send a personalized letter to all Georgia State Senators, to Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle, and to Governor Sonny Perdue NOW!     Georgia lawmakers are pressing forward this week with their efforts to pass a law that will harm the resurgence of eugenics in Georgia.  On Monday, March 9, a revised Senate Bill 169 was passed hastily by the Senate Committee.  It is expected to go to the Rules Committee and then the Senate this week perhaps...
  • Rhodes Scholar Bill Clinton Doesn't Understand Basic Biology (VIDEO)

    03/14/2009 11:50:48 AM PDT · by rob88888 · 11 replies · 940+ views
    YouTube via Digg ^ | March 14, 2009 | PoisonVenom
    ProTip: Embryos are *already* fertilized, Mr. President. SRSLY. Google it. Imagine the mainstream media reaction if Sarah Palin or George W. Bush (or any Republican, for that matter) had said something this completely clueless.
  • UPDATE: Former VP candidate Palin coming to Evansville

    03/12/2009 7:03:31 PM PDT · by curth · 23 replies · 892+ views
    Evansville courier-press ^ | March 12, 2009 | Staff Report
    Vanderburgh County Right to Life confirmed today that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will speak at the group's annual banquet April 16 at The Centre. The event in The Centre's Bill Brooks Exhibition Hall has sold out of about 2,050 dinner tickets, but Right to Life Executive Director Mary Ellen Van Dyke said arrangements have been made to accommodate an additional 2,500 people for a simulcast with theater seating in The Centre's auditorium. If both rooms are filled, the Right to Life banquet will be the largest event in The Centre's history, said Dave Rector, general manager of the Evansville Vanderburgh...
  • AMA Supports President's Decision to Fund Stem Cell Research

    03/12/2009 5:01:58 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 15 replies · 596+ views
    AMA Supports President's Decision to Fund Stem Cell Research For immediate release March 9, 2009 Statement attributable to: Joseph Heyman, MD Board Chair, American Medical Association "The American Medical Association supports President Obama's decision to lift the ban on federal funding of stem cell research. Stem cell research holds great promise to treat diseases that science has so far been unable to cure, and this change in policy will allow researchers to accelerate their efforts by applying for federal research funds. "The AMA supports biomedical research on stem cells and has encouraged strong public support of federal funding for this...
  • Stem Cells: Does Their Origin Matter?

    03/09/2009 7:55:16 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 51 replies · 1,341+ views
    Answers Magazine ^ | Dr. Georgia Purdom
    Stem Cells Does Their Origin Matter? Preserving life—it is extremely important in the Christian faith. But what is the biblical definition of life, and how does this definition affect stem cell research?God clearly commands in Exodus 20:13: “You shall not murder [the intentional, predatory killing of another]” (NIV; see also Matthew 19:18; Romans 13:9). A big controversy today is that of determining when life begins. In the field of embryonic stem cell research (ESCR), this determination is especially crucial. Because technology is advancing faster than society’s ethics, we are left to solve such dilemmas in the midst of active...
  • Palin Proclaims March Trisomy Awareness Month in Alaska

    03/03/2009 6:01:22 PM PST · by euram · 22 replies · 664+ views
    WHEREAS, trisomy is the presence, within a person’s cells, of an extra set of chromosomes instead of the regular two. WHEREAS, the most common trisomies in newborns are trisomy 21 (Down syndrome), trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome), and trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome). WHEREAS, trisomy pregnancies can present unusual complications and can be more at-risk than non-trisomy pregnancies. WHEREAS, the life of every child is precious, regardless of the number of chromosomes he or she may possess. WHEREAS, parents should take advantage of the local support groups and online communities that offer education, encouragement, and counseling for those managing trisomy pregnancies or...
  • Bush: 'Sanctity of Human Life Day' (Thank you, President Bush!)

    01/15/2009 9:18:11 PM PST · by STARWISE · 23 replies · 1,128+ views
    Politico ^ | 1-14-09 | Andy Barr
    In one of his final actions in the White House, President Bush on Thursday declared Jan. 18 to be “National Sanctity of Human Life Day.” “All human life is a gift from our creator that is sacred, unique and worthy of protection. On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, our country recognizes that each person, including every person waiting to be born, has a special place and purpose in this world,” reads the presidential proclamation. “The most basic duty of government is to protect the life of the innocent. My administration has been committed to building a culture of life...
  • Notice: Free Republic IS and will remain a pro-Life & Liberty Web site

    11/07/2008 3:58:47 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 655 replies · 19,083+ views
    Statement by the founder of Free Republic ^ | Nov 11, 2008 | Jim Robinson
    Revising and extending my remarks: We're receiving lots of complaints lately from freshly banned liberals, trolls and malcontents. Well, Free Republic has not changed and will not change. We are NOT "fair and balanced." Never will be. We are biased toward God, country, Life and Liberty. Marriage, family and traditional values. Constitution, inalienable rights, private property and limited government. Small government, small spending, small taxes. National security, national sovereignty, strong defense and secure borders. Individual rights, individual responsibility and self-government. Privacy, individual and family security, self-defense and right to keep and bear arms. Rights to freely exercise our religion, freedom...
  • It is a SERIOUS SIN for Jews/Christians to vote/support Obama/DNC

    07/02/2008 8:09:32 AM PDT · by topher · 55 replies · 588+ views
    Bible /Torah | July 2, 2008 | vanity
    In the First Book of the Bible, in Chapter 1, God states that man (mankind) is created in God's image. Man is different from other animals -- it reflects God by God's design. In the book of Psalms, Psalm 139 starting with verse 11, it is stated how we are knit by God in our mother's womb and other things that God knows about us when we are being pro-created. Jeremiah 1:5 talks about God knew us before He formed us in the womb... Finally, the 4th and 5th commandments [given to Moses] are broken by abortion, euthanasia, embryonic stem...
  • 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...
  • Cadaver Exhibit: Who Said OK?

    01/26/2008 10:48:27 AM PST · by JACKRUSSELL · 122 replies · 6,296+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | January 25, 2008 | By Marc Lifsher
    (SACRAMENTO) -- Cars packed the parking lot of a shuttered CompUSA store one recent weekday afternoon as schoolchildren, health professionals and the just plain curious paid $24 apiece to stare at a score of plasticized, dissected human cadavers and roomfuls of preserved body parts. The cadavers are displayed dramatically, with layers of skin and muscle peeled back to reveal internal organs, bones, blood vessels and nerves. The exhibition, with bodies posed as if playing a violin, swinging a golf club or performing other tasks, provoked plenty of hushed comments.   "Where do they come from?" a young woman asked a...
  • Vermont Right-to-Life endorses Fred!

    12/13/2007 1:31:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 595+ views
    Fred Thompson News ^ | December 13, 2007
    Vermont Right to Life is the latest statewide pro-life organization to back Fred Thompson's bid for the Republican nomination for president. Their endorsement follows on the heels of those from state pro-life groups in West Virginia, New York, Wyoming, and Wisconsin. In a statement sent to LifeNews.com, Sharon Toborg, treasurer of the Vermont Right to Life Political Committee, says the endorsement reflects Thompson's consistent pro-life views and his ability to win the nomination and general election. “It is great that so many candidates in the Republican Primary are pro-life and have been strong friends of the pro-life effort," she said....
  • Why Rescue Utah Miners?

    08/20/2007 12:46:18 PM PDT · by JKrive · 2 replies · 386+ views
    Critical Mass ^ | 8-20-07 | Jonathan Krive
    This past week, America has watched in anticipation as workers attempt to rescue six trapped miners in a Utah coal mine. Daily news conferences and minute updates have kept us on the edge of our seats, anxious for any sign that the trapped miners are alive. Murray Energy and the Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration have deployed over 130 miners to dig into the mine. Without hesitation or question, local mining companies have devoted much of their resources to this rescue mission. No one ever stopped to consider the bottom line. For a moment allow me to...