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  • Clinic Killing Black Woman in Abortion Sends Abortion Proceeds to “Movement for Black Lives”

    07/02/2015 9:36:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Jul 2, 2015 | Carole Novielli
    Despite Blacks coming together to speak up for Black Lives many are ignoring the Black unborn child in the womb targeted by abortion. In addition, at least one abortion clinic has publicly pledged to donate a portion of each abortion they perform to a new Black Movement in Cleveland. From Friday July 24 to Sunday July 26th, 2015, hundreds of Black activists from around the country convene in Cleveland, Ohio for the inaugural Movement for Black Lives. From the event website: Now, after months of intense action, our people need space to begin the creation of a collective mission that...
  • White House: Have you talked to your family about ObamaCare lately?

    07/02/2015 7:34:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 2, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    The Obama administration wants you to bring a side of healthcare politics to your family picnic this weekend. After ObamaCare’s big win at the Supreme Court last week, federal health officials are serving up some tips about talking to family members who may be less-than-enthused that ObamaCare is here to stay. “You should be prepared when Aunt Janine says something like, ‘Obamacare hasn’t helped anyone!’” a spokesman for the Department of Health and Human Services wrote in a blog post on Thursday. For instance, if your Uncle Ted starts calling Obamacare a train wreck, you should calmly explain that he’s...
  • Polygamy: The Marriage of the Tea Party, Wall Street, and Evangelicals Dissolves

    07/02/2015 7:18:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Huffington Post's Politics The Blog ^ | June 30, 2015 | Richard Brodsky, Senior Fellow, Demos
    It was a difficult marriage from the beginning. Its success was largely regional and state by state. But where it worked, it worked well, mainly the South and parts of the West. They papered over their differences for years. Now they've grown apart and a messy divorce looms. It wasn't exactly a shotgun marriage. The Wall Street/Koch Brothers crowd gleefully accepted the support of Tea Party and evangelical leaders, as long as austerity, high-end tax cuts and deregulation were part of the agenda. The cultural right needed money and legitimacy. Everybody got along. No more. The split was thrust into...
  • ‘Holistic’ cardiologist in Santa Fe accused of fraud

    07/02/2015 5:16:52 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 4 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 2, 2015 | Mark Oswald
    SANTA FE – Dr. Roy G. Heilbron, 51, a self-described “holistic” cardiologist in Santa Fe, has been charged with health care fraud and wire fraud in a 24-count federal indictment. The indictment, announced Wednesday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Albuquerque, alleges that Heilbron executed a scheme to defraud Medicare and other health care benefit programs from January 2010 to May 2011 by submitting false and fraudulent claims. Heilbron entered a not-guilty plea in federal court Wednesday and was released on his own recognizance. His medical license had been suspended by the New Mexico Medical Board for three months last...
  • Schools Implant IUDs in Girls as Young as 6th Grade Without Their Parents Knowing

    07/02/2015 3:51:59 PM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies
    Life News ^ | July 2, 2015 | STEVEN ERTELT, REBECCA DOWNS
    Earlier this month, LifeNews.com reported on a high school in Seattle, Washington that is now implanting intrauterine devices (IUD), as well as other forms of birth control and doing so without parental knowledge or permission.The IUD is known as a long acting reversible contraception, and may even act as an abortifacient. So, a young teen in Seattle canÂ’t get a coke at her high school, but she can have a device implanted into her uterus, which can unknowingly kill her unborn child immediately after conception. Or, if she uses another method, she can increase her chances of health risks for...
  • America’s views on abortion still don’t match Amanda Marcotte’s caricatures, and she can’t stand it

    07/02/2015 6:58:28 PM PDT · by Morgana
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jul 2, 2015 | Calvin Freiburger
    Last week’s Supreme Court ruling forcing every state to recognize same-sex marriage has inspired a New York Times post by David Leonhardt and Alicia Parlapiano, exploring why increasing public acceptance of homosexuality hasn’t been accompanied by increasing acceptance of abortion. This is a question we’ve explored here before too, and they come to basically the same conclusion: while the case against same-sex marriage is somewhat abstract and gay causes tend to have an edge with Americans’ live-and-let-live sensibilities, the fact that abortion has a specific victim means an “unavoidable tension between a mother’s rights and a fetus’s” can never be...
  • Trump: Obama calls some immigrants "gang-bangers" -- where's the outcry?

    07/02/2015 5:37:33 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 28 replies
    The Rebel ^ | July 2, 2015 | The Rebel Staff
    Donald Trump is not the most cautious speaker in the Republican presidential primary field. The Donald speaks his mind -- and it is this personality trait that often lands the red-topped billionaire in political, and often legal, hot water. The outspoken real estate mogul, whose net worth is currently valued at US$4.1 billion, has most recently been on the receiving end of a torrent of criticism over comments suggesting Mexican immigrants are “rapists” and drug dealers. Speaking at the New York launch of his presidential run on June 16, Mr. Trump said: “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending...
  • 51 pro-life laws have passed this year, saving babies from abortion

    07/02/2015 2:13:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jul 2, 2015 | Susan Michelle
    As we begin the second half of 2015, some pro-lifers may be discouraged by recent judicial intervention that allows abortion facilities to remain open, or prevents other pro-life laws from passing. But the truth is, the pro-life side is still winning. This year alone, 51 new pro-life laws have been enacted. As the Guttmacher Institute reports, there have been 282 abortion restrictions since 2010. Guttmacher notes that pro-life laws passed in the first half of 2015 already exceed all of 2014. Guttmacher-Mid-Year_State_Update_line_&map_Infographic-June_2015_v03-282_51-490pxl The pro-life laws passed take on a variety of aspects, but a few themes prevail: patient safety laws—known...
  • Seattle 6th Graders Can’t Get a Coke at School, But Can Get an IUD

    07/02/2015 2:07:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | Kathleen Brown
    (CNSNews.com) -- Middle and high school students can’t get a Coca-Cola or a candy bar at 13 Seattle public schools, but they can get a taxpayer-funded intrauterine device (IUD) implanted without their parents’ consent. School-based health clinics in at least 13 Seattle-area public high schools and middle schools offer long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs), including IUDs and hormonal implants, to students in sixth-grade and above at no cost, according to Washington State officials. LARCs are associated with serious side effects, such as uterine perforation and infection. IUDs, specifically, can also act as abortifacients by preventing the implantation of a fertilized egg....
  • BRISTOL: Choosing Humiliation Over Convenience: “The Five” Comes to My Defense

    07/02/2015 1:54:00 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 111 replies
    Patheos.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | Bristol Palin
    Thank you to “The Five” co-host Greg Gutfeld for calling out the media for their absurdity! The Daily Caller reports: “The Five” co-host Greg Gutfeldblasted Bristol Palin’s haters Tuesday after her pregnancy announcement, saying they “would have been more supportive” if she simply had an abortion. The Fox News personality went on to praise the daughter of Sarah Palin for choosing “humiliation over convenience,” adding that she “took the pain, for it was more humane.” “I get it, of course, the media would have been more supportive if she had an abortion. But then if she had, they never would...
  • Catholic leaders press GOP to heed pope on climate, poor

    07/02/2015 1:10:43 PM PDT · by familyop · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 2, 2015 | Rachel Zoll, Thomas Beaumont
    The vocal pivot from such traditional social issues marks the first time U.S. Catholic bishops have publicly asked those seeking the White House to heed the admonitions of Francis' June encyclical, said Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines. In Francis' major teaching document, the leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics called for a "sweeping revolution" to correct a "structurally perverse" economic system that allows the rich to exploit the poor and has turned the Earth into an "immense pile of filth."
  • Abortion activist throws pro-life signs off overpass

    07/02/2015 12:27:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    lifedynamics ^ | July 2, 2015 | Life Dynamics
    An abortion rights activist stole the signs of a pro-life group and then threw them over the highway overpass where the demonstration was held. Members of Protest ABQ were attacked on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 in Albuquerque, NM while conducting a peaceful overpass demonstration to educate the public about abortion. The group uses posters of the abortion victims to show what abortion does to the unborn child in the womb. “Protest ABQ conducts weekly overpass protests to peacefully expose the violence that abortion inflicts on pre-born children in the womb,” Bud Shaver, Executive Director of Protest ABQ told Life Dynamics....
  • Civil Rights matter to everyone not just those who survive the womb

    07/02/2015 12:22:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    lifedynamics.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | Life Dynamics
    51 years ago today, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawing racial discrimination in public accommodations such as hotels, theaters, parks, restaurants, and other public places. The Act guaranteed full and equal enjoyment of goods and services and public accommodations without discriminating or segregating on the basis of race, color, religion, or national origin. LBJ signed the document protecting the basic civil rights of minorities, stating that, “It’s purpose is not to divide but to end divisions,” he said. VIDEO ON LINK Life Dynamics‘ president Mark Crutcher points out that this nation still has a...
  • Pro-life campaign outside NEA convention over abortion

    07/02/2015 12:16:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    lifedynamics.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | life dynamics
    Today, dozens of concerned pro-lifers in Orlando, Florida are conducting an awareness campaign outside the NEA Teacher’s Union Convention to expose their support of abortion. According to Bob Pawson, director of Pro-Life Educators of America, who heads up the annual campaign, pro-Life teachers, parents, and students from the greater Orlando area hope to educate the 10,000 delegates about the NEA’s stand on abortion as they arrive for the National Education Association’s annual convention in Orlando. “This demonstration is somewhat unique,” said Pawson. “Usually, NEA itself does the picketing— presenting demands in front of schools or school board buildings in towns...
  • A GOP Disaster Avoidance Plan (Barf Alert!!!)

    07/02/2015 11:00:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | John Warren
    With Governor ChristieÂ’s splash in the pool, the population pining to be POTUS is now large enough to hold a special Republican Primary: only the declared wannabes would participate, each egotist getting three votes. Naturally, weÂ’d eliminate all their first choices and zero in on the next two, thereby distilling a much tighter cluster of potential electables.Seriously, we now have a candidate for almost every splinter view imaginable, and good people though each of them are, they collectively exemplify a party in confusion and dysfunction. As one wag pointed out, the last time there were this many declared candidates, a...
  • Bristol Palin’s Pregnancy Reveals the Left’s True Colors

    07/02/2015 7:50:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/02/2015 | David French
    Let me begin by clearly stating my biases — I like the Palins. They are dear family friends. My wife, Nancy, worked with Sarah on her most recent book, she worked with Bristol on her book, she edits Bristol’s blog on Patheos, and I represented Bristol in a lawsuit — when a man sued her after he profanely accosted her at a bar. (He lost.) In the years since my wife first flew to Wasilla to meet the Palins and work with Bristol, I’ve seen just a fraction of the non-stop hatred and vitriol directed at the family. Much of...
  • What SCOTUSCare Means for Second Amendment Supporters

    06/30/2015 5:41:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    On June 25th, 2015, the majority of Supreme Court Justices, lead by Chief Justice Roberts, ruled that what the law says does not matter.   What matters is what the Justices want the law to say. This is an important break down in the rule of law.  We have seen it before from the Supreme Court, particularly from the Warren Court, and during the Roosevelt revolution of the 1930's and on.   There seemed to be a brief period in the early 2000s when the Court might actually follow the law of the land.  This was labelled by the left as...
  • Facebook Struggles with Gaining a Diverse Employee Base, Remains Predominately White

    07/01/2015 8:20:00 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 18 replies
    Latin Post ^ | By Nicole Akoukou Thompson
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has voiced a desire to transform the demographics of Facebook's employee base to better echo the company's billion-plus international users. However, Facebook's most recent diversity report revealed that white men continue to have a claim on positions at Facebook. The online social networking service claims that diversity is central to the company's mission, observing "genders, races, ages, sexual orientations, characteristics and points of view." Additionally, they've insisted that a diverse workforce "is not only the right thing to do - it's the smart thing to do for our business." With that said, numbers show that Facebook...
  • Science Backs Up Humanity of the Unborn

    05/31/2004 5:10:32 PM PDT · by Coleus · 31 replies · 777+ views
    Science Backs Up Humanity of the UnbornDr. Carlo Bellieni Tells of Prenatal Suffering and DevelopmentROME, MAY 14, 2004 (Zenit) - The verifiable suffering of the human fetus poses serious reflections for doctors and researchers, and proves it is unscientific to treat "prenatal life as second-class," says a noted Italian neonatologist.Dr. Carlo Bellieni, in his book "Dawn of the I: Pain, Memory, Desire, Dream of the Fetus," published by SEF, addresses questions such as: What does a fetus experience? What are its rights? Is artificial insemination really harmless?Bellieni has spent years studying the suffering of the fetus and the newborn, as...
  • What the Unborn Sense in the Womb

    10/04/2005 4:30:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies · 926+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | October 4, 2005 | Dr. Carlo Bellieni
    Interview With Dr. Carlo Bellieni ROME, OCT. 4, 2005 (Zenit.org).- During its gestation the fetus is "already a member of the family and company for the mother even before being born," says neonatologist Carlo Bellieni. Dr. Bellieni of the Department of Neonatal Intensive Therapy of the University Polyclinic Santa Maria Le Scotte of Siena talked with ZENIT about his research on life-before-birth for his latest book "L'Alba dell'Io" (Dawn of the I), published by Societŕ Editrice Fiorentina. Q: Until the 1980s it was thought that the maternal uterus was a sort of strongbox for the fetus. What has changed since...
  • The orgy prude: How I finally admitted I don’t like meaningless, porn-star sex (Salon)

    07/01/2015 4:46:52 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 41 replies
    Salon ^ | 3/22/15 | Tracy Chabala
    Below are excerpts from a Salon article by Tracy Chabala, in which she expresses doubts about the "sexual revolution." She begins by talking about how a boyfriend was abusive during sexual relations, but, "For some reason, I pretended to like it." Other excerpts: You may wonder why I remained bewitched by him. There were the understandable reasons: He was brilliant, educated at a good college, ostensibly classy and a self-professed feminist. All of this was hugely attractive to me. And I was so used to his kind of sexuality — that rough and detached porn-style sex — I just figured...
  • CRUZ: SCOTUS ‘ELITES’ THINK ‘FLYOVER COUNTRY’ VIEWS SHOULDN’T BE RESPECTED

    07/01/2015 2:36:18 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Jun 2015 | IAN HANCHETT
    Texas Senator and Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) argued that the “elites” on the Supreme Court “look over much of this country as flyover country. They think that our views are simply parochial and don’t deserve to be respected” on Monday’s broadcast of NBC’s “Today.”Cruz stood by earlier comments that the Supreme Court’s rulings constituted “some of the darkest 24 hours in our nation’s history,” stating, “What happened last week is, twice, back-to-back, the US Supreme Court, a majority of the justices, violated their judicial oath. On Thursday of last week, the court rewrote Obamacare, rewrote the statute,...
  • Catholic Bishop: ‘Our Nation Has Suffered a Loss of Virtue and Honor that Threatens Our Freedom’

    07/01/2015 2:03:06 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 1, 2015 | CNSNews.com Staff
    (CNSNews.com) - Bishop Thomas John Paprocki, head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield, Ill., delivered a homily on Sunday in which he said that the United States “has suffered a loss of virtue and honor that threatens our freedom with decision of the Supreme Court” to declare same-sex marriage a “right.” Bishop Paprocki went on to assert that “the state has no moral authority to change what God has created.” Near the conclusion of his homily, the bishop rhetorically asked: “Why has God allowed these attacks on our faith and our Church to happen? “Why did He not answer...
  • Obama Refers To Some Illegal Immigrants As ‘Gang Bangers’

    07/01/2015 1:21:13 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 1, 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    During a town hall style event in Nashville to discuss Obamacare, President Obama referred to some illegal immigrants as “gang-bangers,” adding they should be deported. Obama made his remarks after he was asked if he would expand Obamacare benefits to illegal immigrants. “We should not be encouraging illegal immigration,” he remarked to the group. “What we should be doing is setting up a smart legal immigration system that doesn’t separate families but does focus on making sure that people who are dangerous, people who are, you know, gang-bangers, who are criminals that we’re deporting as quickly as possible.”
  • Congress’s ObamaCare ‘Small Business’ Fraud

    07/01/2015 12:59:57 PM PDT · by drypowder · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 1, 2015 | Arnold Alhert
    Americans fed up with the unbridled arrogance of the nation’s “ruling class” are about to be further infuriated. As American Commitment president Phil Kerpen reveals, there’s yet another outrageous scandal occurring on Capitol Hill, where the House and Senate have falsely certified themselves as small businesses so they can fund themselves and their staffs with taxpayer-funded health insurance—sidestepping ObamaCare provisions in the process. “They conspired to break the law,” Kerpen told Front Page.
  • Katie Couric interviews Ted Cruz

    06/29/2015 8:31:44 AM PDT · by VinL · 101 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/29/2015 | K. Couric
    Ted Cruz continued his verbal assault on last week’s historic Supreme Court decisions on Monday, saying the justices who ruled in favor of Obamacare and gay marriage “rewrote the Constitution.” “They joined a team, they put on bright-blue Obama jerseys and they rewrote the law,” the U.S. senator from Texas told Yahoo News’ Katie Couric during a live sit-down interview from Yahoo’s New York City studios. “Those decisions are a threat to our democracy.” Cruz slammed Chief Justice John Roberts, who wrote the majority opinion in the Obamacare case on behalf of what the 2016 Republican presidential hopeful called “five...
  • 54 Changes To Obamacare: Latest Additions

    07/01/2015 11:11:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 1, 2015 | Grace-Marie Turner
    By our count at the Galen Institute, more than 54 significant changes have been made to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act since it was enacted in 2010 – at least 34 that the Obama administration has made unilaterally, 17 that Congress has passed and the president has signed, and three by the Supreme Court. Our latest count has added two more changes made by the Obama administration contrary to statutory language, and one rewrite of the law’s text from the latest U.S. Supreme Court decision. Our latest additions: Extension of credits to people receiving employer-sponsored coverage. Section 1511...
  • Christians: Stand your ground! (...6 things believers can do in wake of high-court ruling)

    07/01/2015 9:53:06 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 27 replies
    WND ^ | June 30, 2015 | Greg Laurie
    The church is under attack today in every way imaginable – literally as well as figuratively! We still are reeling from the horrific attacks against the AME Church in Charleston. While our brothers and sisters gathered for a mid-week Bible study and prayer time, they were shot dead. We have seen an amazing display of forgiveness on their part for this cold-blooded killer. Facing the killer in court, several relatives who also attended AME Church extended their forgiveness to this young man, despite his indescribably evil act. The church has since gone back to their mid-week Bible study, saying, “This...
  • Here are 334 reasons why Democrats and unions that support Obamacare want exemptions for themselves

    07/01/2015 9:07:03 AM PDT · by grundle · 6 replies
    wordpress ^ | Last updated June 3, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Here are 334 reasons why Democrats and unions that support Obamacare want exemptions for themselves By Dan from Squirrel HillPosted on September 24, 2013. Updated on June 3, 2015.As the author of this blog post, I place it into the public domain. Anyone may freely copy it in any part or in its entirely, without asking my permission, and without paying any money. I do ask you please cite a link to https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/09/24/obamacare-59/I ask you to please show this list to as many people as possible. Sunshine really is the best disinfectant. I can’t stop Obama...
  • UN asks Nigeria to ease abortion restrictions for Boko Haram rape victims

    07/01/2015 7:32:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    AFP ^ | 7-1-15
    The United Nations rights chief Wednesday urged Nigeria to show compassion and make it easier for women and girls who became pregnant in Boko Haram captivity to access abortions. Boko Haram militants are estimated by Amnesty International to have kidnapped more than 2,000 women and girls in northeastern Nigeria since the beginning of 2014, including the 276 girls seized from their school in Chibok last year in a kidnapping that sparked global outrage. "During their captivity, lasting in many cases for months or even years, women and girls have been sexually enslaved, raped and forced into so-called 'marriages'," Zeid Ra'ad...
  • NEW YORK TIMES: UNTIL CATHOLICS LIKE MUSLIMS, TRY TO KILL US, WE WILL GO ON OFFENDING THEM

    07/01/2015 8:51:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 07/01/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The New York Times has a consistent position on art that offends religions. 1. Mohammed cartoons will not appear 2. Works mocking Christianity and Judaism will Briefly New York Times editor Dean Baquet pretended after the Hebdo and Garland attacks that there was some consistent policy about not offending religious people. Then it began once again featuring materials that offend Catholics. After a lot of squirming, the New York Times offered these criteria A. It's impossible not to offend anyone, so we won't offend Muslims, but we will offend Catholics "There's no simple, unwavering formula we can apply in situations...
  • Global Warming Is Now a "Medical Emergency" That Could Wipe Out 50 Years of Global Health Gains

    06/24/2015 6:18:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | June 24, 2015 | By Bryan Schatz
    Climate change, if left unchecked, threatens to undermine the last half century of gains in global health. That's the conclusion of a study released Monday by an international commission convened by the Lancet, a prestigious medical journal based in the UK. Declaring it a "medical emergency," the authors argued that the potential impacts of global warming—such as floods, drought, heat stress, catastrophic storms, the spread of disease, and increased food insecurity—pose a "potentially catastrophic risk" to human health. The study's authors, however, highlight a potential sliver of good news: Tackling the issue immediately presents "the greatest global health opportunity of...
  • EPA Chief: Global Warming “Deniers” Are Not “Normal People”…

    06/23/2015 4:14:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 93 replies
    dailycaller ^ | Miachael Bastasch
    EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told an audience Tuesday gathered at a White House conference “normal people,” not “climate deniers” will win the debate on global warming.rWhat do you think? McCarthy’s remarks came as she was talking about the reasons why the EPA put out a report on the negative health impacts global warming will have on public health. She said the agency puts out such reports to educate the public, not answer critiques from global warming skeptics.rWhat do you think?
  • Leaked: What's in Obama's trade deal [TPP's intellectual property - Big Pharma]

    07/01/2015 6:08:52 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/01/2015 | Michael Grunwald
    A recent draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade deal would give U.S. pharmaceutical firms unprecedented protections against competition from cheaper generic drugs, possibly transcending the patent protections in U.S. law. POLITICO has obtained a draft copy of TPP’s intellectual property chapter as it stood on May 11, at the start of the latest negotiating round in Guam. While U.S. trade officials would not confirm the authenticity of the document, they downplayed its importance, emphasizing that the terms of the deal are likely to change significantly as the talks enter their final stages. Those terms are still secret, but the public...
  • Pro-Life People: When Debating Abortion, Avoid This Embarrassingly Common Logical Mistake

    06/30/2015 11:20:24 PM PDT · by kathsua · 65 replies
    Life News ^ | Jun 24, 2015 | Tim Brahm
    Don’t you hate it when your honest clarification question is mistaken for the start of a fallacious argument? Almost every time in the last year I’ve talked with pro-choice students at a pro-life outreach, I’ve had an exchange that goes something like this: Pro-Choice Student: The fetus isn’t even a person. Tim: We agreed earlier that a newborn is a person. Do you think a fetus is a person right before birth? Pro-Choice Student: *sigh* I know where you’re going with this, you’re going to try to trap me by asking if it’s a person right before that, or right...
  • OH abortionist Haskell has 30 days to comply with law or shut down

    06/30/2015 5:06:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jun 30, 2015 | Calvin Freiburger
    Women’s Med Center, the Ohio abortion clinic run by late-term abortionist Martin Haskell, has lost its bid for exemption from a law requiring it to maintain hospital transfer agreements, Operation Rescue reports. According to a letter from the state health department, Haskell has 30 days to either provide a written transfer agreement or lose his facility license, shutting down his clinic. Haskell had submitted an alleged agreement with Wright State Physicians Women’s Health Care and Premiere Health Miami Valley Hospital, but named no specific physicians at the former, and the President and CEO of the latter, Mark Shaker, maintains it...
  • New laws in Tennessee include 48-hour waiting period for abortion

    06/30/2015 4:46:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    whnt.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | Associated Press,
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A new Tennessee law that requires a 48-hour waiting period before an abortion is one of many new laws taking effect on July 1. The abortion measure passed during the recent legislative session affects all seven of the state’s abortion clinics. Another measure will require abortion facilities performing more than 50 abortions a year be held to the same health and safety standards as other out-patient surgical facilities.
  • Supreme Court Takes No Action on Mississippi Abortion Law

    06/30/2015 4:42:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | Jun 30 2015, | Pete Williams
    The U.S. Supreme Court today took no action on a dispute over a Mississippi abortion law that requires doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at local hospitals. As a result, the law will remain on hold for several more months — perhaps until the court decides whether to take a similar law from Texas. The Supreme Court Monday blocked enforcement of the Texas law while it's on appeal.
  • Louisiana Court Holds Hearing on Pro-Life Law Requiring Abortionists to Have Admitting Privileges

    06/30/2015 4:39:18 PM PDT · by Morgana
    lifenews.com ^ | Jun 30, 2015 | Louisiana Right to Life
    Yesterday, after six full days of testimony, Judge John deGravelles of the Middle Federal District Court in Baton Rouge brought the trial regarding Louisiana’s 2014 HB 388 / Act 620 to a close. The six days included testimony from both the plaintiffs of the abortion industry and the defendants from the state of Louisiana’s Department of Health and Hospitals. Witnesses from both sides includes many doctors, academics, and even Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Kathy Kliebert. The trial revealed that three abortion physicians in Louisiana currently have admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles of an abortion facility...
  • Drone set to deliver abortion pills to Ireland

    06/30/2015 4:29:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    newsweek.com ^ | 6/30/15 | Eilish O'Gara
    A women's rights group say they are planning on distributing abortion medication by drone in Ireland after they successfully delivered a batch of pills from Germany to Poland last week. The drone set off from Frankfurt an der Oder, on the border with Poland, and delivered the medication to two pregnant women waiting in Slubice who then took the pills, which had been prescribed by a German doctor. After the drone had landed, German police arrived and confiscated the pilot's controllers and iPad, although no one was arrested. Dr Rebecca Gomperts, founder and director of Women on Waves, the not-for-profit...
  • Planned Parenthood laments having to rely on abortion ‘circuit riders’ to kill babies in Nebraska

    06/30/2015 4:23:25 PM PDT · by Morgana
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jun 29, 2015 | Susan Michelle
    It seems Planned Parenthood of the Heartland has a hiring problem. The Norfolk Daily News reports Sunday on the difficult the abortion giant is having keeping an abortion doctor employed. Earlier this year, Dr. C.J. LaBenz, their abortionist, left, as Live Action reported in April. Planned Parenthood’s Omaha and Lincoln clinics were left without a regular abortionist. Lest the baby killing be left undone, Planned Parenthood, the organization always begging for money, flies an abortion doctor from Massachusetts to Nebraska. However, he or she can only abort on a part-time basis; therefore, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland now kills babies...
  • UPDATE: Judge blocks abortion law from going into effect Wednesday

    06/30/2015 4:00:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    palmbeachpost.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | Christine Stapleton
    A judge this afternoon granted an emergency injunction that blocks Florida’s newest abortion law from going into effect tomorrow as planned. The new law requires women to wait at least 24-hours after meeting in person with her doctor before the procedure can go forward. The law, which was scheduled to go into effect on Wednesday, will remain blocked while the case proceeds. In an 11-page ruling, Leon County Circuit Court Judge Charles Francis emphasized that he was not ruling on whether the law violated a woman’s right to privacy but whether the groups that sought the emergency order were entitled...
  • SCOTUS Ruling Keeps Texas Abortion Clinics Open Without New Regulations

    06/30/2015 10:58:59 AM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Jun 29, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    Just when Texas pro-lifers thought they had finally shaken off opponents to a bill that threatens the state's abortion clinics, SCOTUS has halted their celebration. In another confusing turn of events for House Bill 2, a pro-life bill that bans abortions at 20 weeks and strengthens regulations for the state's abortion clinics, the Supreme Court of the United States just sided with the clinics and granted a stay in the case, allowing them to remain open for the time being. The justices voted 5-4 to grant an emergency appeal from the clinics after a federal appeals court upheld new regulations...
  • Analysis: Kansas abortion ruling could have sweeping effects

    06/30/2015 10:50:15 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    timesunion.com ^ | June 28, 2015 | JOHN HANNA, AP Political Writer
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A judge's decision to block Kansas from banning a common second-trimester abortion procedure eventually could reshape the state's legal climate and intensify conservative Republicans' push to change how the highest court is selected. The law prohibiting a procedure that critics describe as dismembering a fetus likely creates too big an obstacle for women seeking abortions, Shawnee County District Court Judge Larry Hendricks ruled last week, an order that'll remain in effect until he reviews a lawsuit filed by an abortion rights group. He also declared that the Kansas Constitution creates a right to an abortion that...
  • ACTION ITEM! Milwaukee Art Museum – Anti-Catholic offense! @MilwaukeeArt

    06/30/2015 9:36:06 AM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | June 30, 2015 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    You may have heard about the highly offensive move of the Milwaukee Art Museum.  They displayed a “portrait” of Benedict XVI made from colored condoms.  That’s just plain nasty.The Vicar General of the Diocese of Madison, Msgr. James Bartylla, wrote a letter to the Museum.  He shared it with me.  I have his permission to share it with you.  He also wrote: [F]eel free to tell you readers that I encourage them to write to the Milwaukee Art Museum (mam@mam.org) to communicate their displeasure, with civility and respect (and with appropriate vigor and articulation), at this “artistic” display of such...
  • Jeb Bush Leads in New Poll. Here’s Why Conservatives Don’t Need to Worry About It

    06/30/2015 9:34:33 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06-30-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Breitbart reports that, according to a new NBC/WSJ poll released yesterday, Jeb Bush is the current leader in the crowded field of Republican presidential candidates. According to the poll, Bush is supported by 22% of primary voters. Scott Walker is second with 17%, and Marco Rubio is third with 14%. Everybody else comes behind (this includes Ben Carson and Ted Cruz). Although I saw many conservatives on Facebook explode at this news, I’m not worried at all. You see, Bush has only two strengths: 1. He’s a Bush. This is a strength because it means instant name recognition. Additionally, although...
  • Should Pregnant Women Who Smoke Be Fined for Endangering Their Children?

    06/30/2015 6:48:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/24/2015 | by Michael van der Galien
    Know someone who’s smoking while pregnant? They need to see this video made by Dr. Nadja Reissland, of Durham University. In it she shows that unborn babies of mothers who smoke may have delayed development of their central nervous systems.Many people believe that abortion should be illegal — at least after a certain period — because it means killing an innocent life. Well, how about physically abusing one? Shouldn’t that be illegal, too? After all, you aren’t allowed to beat your born child until she has brain damage either. How’s this any different?
  • Dr. Manny (Alvarez): The Supreme Court decision on Texas abortions is dangerous

    06/30/2015 5:20:07 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 29, 2015 | Dr. Manny Alvarez
    I completely disagree with the Supreme Court decision to block Texas from enforcing restrictions on abortion clinics that would force 10 centers in the state to close. Let me be clear, the regulations that were being placed on these clinics were mainly focused on enforcing safety and guidelines for a very delicate procedure. What the state of Texas is asking for is that these independent clinics performing these procedures be held to the same clinical standards as any other surgical center in the country. In other words, the regulations would have mandated that these clinics have of all the tools...
  • Iowa caucus odds: 1 of these 4 will win

    06/29/2015 8:07:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 29, 2015 | Steve Deace
    Turns out there is a silver lining to five justices on the U.S. Supreme Court committing what amounts to cultural self-immolation last week — it winnowed the crowded field of 2016 GOP presidential candidates considerably. After analyzing the historical demographics of the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses, along with the overall environment on the ground, I’m confident we already know who can win here next February and who cannot. Championship Tier Given the demographic dominance of evangelicals in the Iowa Caucuses, where they’re about 60 percent of the vote, as well as Iowa Republicans’ documented disdain for activist judges (see Iowa’s historic...
  • Trump in Chicago: Says he’s ‘100 percent correct’ about Mexicans, blasts U.S. as ‘laughingstock’

    06/29/2015 8:41:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times / The Associated Press ^ | June 29, 2015 | Sandra Guy and Bill Zwecker, AP
    Donald Trump brought his in-your-face presidential campaign to Chicago audience on Monday, declaring that if is he is elected, he would make America “rich,” stop illegal immigration and “knock out” federal health-care reform that the U.S. Supreme Court last week ruled the law of the land. And even as NBC became the latest network to sever its ties to Trump after he characterized Mexican immigrants as rapists and criminals, Trump insisted he had nothing to apologize for, saying his remarks were “100 percent correct.”(continued)