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  • Why I Am Pro-Life

    10/29/2012 3:58:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | October 28, 2012 | Thomas Friedman
    HARD-LINE conservatives have gone to new extremes lately in opposing abortion. Last week, Richard Mourdock, the Tea Party-backed Republican Senate candidate in Indiana, declared during a debate that he was against abortion even in the event of rape because after much thought he "came to realize that life is that gift from God. And even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen." That came on the heels of the Tea Party-backed Republican Representative Joe Walsh of Illinois saying after a recent debate that he opposed abortion even in cases...
  • Teaching against Abortion in the Earliest Church [Ancient Jews/Christians Opposed Infanticide]

    10/28/2012 4:25:31 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 58 replies ^ | 2009 | David Instone-Brewer
    ...When I was a medical student, I delivered 12 babies... - but I also had to learn about abortion. Fortunately I only had to witness one - I won’t describe it to you – it is sickening even in a clinical environment - later that day we accompanied the same consultant to an infertility clinic - I remember walking through a room full of sad-faced couples - any of them would have been overjoyed to take away the aborted baby The term ‘abortion’ is a euphemism. Medically it refers to natural termination - about 1/10 foetuses have abnormalities which won’t...
  • THINK SQUAD: Chicago blacks say Democrats are “clueless about how mad they’ve made black folk...."

    10/27/2012 5:21:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    HillBuzz ^ | October 18, 2012 | Kevin DuJan
    <p>I’m just back from a breakfast downtown with members of a group of prominent Chicago blacks who informally call themselves “The Think Squad” (Thinkers, for short). What I’m about to tell you is straight from the source and uncensored…and incredibly shocking in many ways, particularly if you’re a Democrat who thinks blacks will always do what the party wants no matter what the party does to alienate blacks. The biggest unreported story in this election is the ANGER being directed at Democrats from not just the pulpits of black churches…but in the circles of black female friends who are often the “Big Mommas” to their families. These black women are furious with the Democrat Party and Barack Obama and are encouraging their families to just sit home on Election Day. Additionally, these Thinkers are now openly calling Obama “Bathhouse Barry” for the first time ever…which indicates the reports of Obama’s gay sexual activity in the sleazy Chicago bathhouse Man’s Country have saturated the electorate at this point. If “Big Mommas” are calling Obama a “punk” and a “cake boy”, it’s on like Donkey Kong, folks.</p>
  • Texas Wins Huge Victory over Planned Parenthood

    10/27/2012 6:51:17 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 19 replies ^ | October 26, 2012 | Matthew Archbold
    Finally, a court that stands up for a right that isn't the right to rip babies apart with other people's money. The Fifth Circuit court essentially told the abortion giant Planned Parenthood to shut their whining gobs and that Texas has a right to not fund them. This victory is being called a "roadmap" for any state that wants to defund Planned Parenthood. A lot of states have tried. Texas did it. This is a very bad day for Planned Parenthood. And a bad day for Planned Parenthood is a good day for babies.
  • Court date set after Planned Parenthood wins restraining order

    10/26/2012 5:52:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 10/26/12 | Gary Scharre
    Planned Parenthood won a temporary restraining order on Friday, preventing the state of Texas from excluding the group from participating in the Women's Health Program. Austin state District Judge Amy Clark Meachum set a Nov. 8 trial date on Planned Parenthood's claim that Texas' effort to bar the group from the Women's Health Program is invalid under Texas law. Rochelle Tafolla, a Planned Parenthood vice president in Houston, called the lawsuit important "because nearly 50,000 women rely on Planned Parenthood for this basic health care through the Women's Health Program, and the lawsuit today is to preserve their access to...
  • Obama & Company Using Beatles To Prove He Is Woman's Best Friend

    10/26/2012 6:14:41 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 2 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 10/26/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    When questioned about his role in the Benghazi fiasco by Bryan Williams of NBC News, President Obama answered  by reconfirming that he was going to defend women's rights by making available an unlimited lifetime supply of abortions and contraceptives.
  • Planned Parenthood Has Spent $12 Million to Re-Elect Obama

    10/26/2012 7:40:24 AM PDT · by rhema · 12 replies ^ | 10/25/12 | Susan Michelle Tyrrell
    Hey, America, do you know what you’re funding with government money when you give to “women’s health” via Planned Parenthood? You think I’m going to say abortion, don’t you? I don’t actually need to say that since you’d have to be brain dead not to know that part. How about to Barack Obama’s re-election? Wait you say! Not us! We give my money to Planned Parenthood because women’s health is important. Our tax dollars should support this crucial organization. Well, don’t look now, but you look like the silver-haired matron of the abortion industry, Cecile Richards. Actually, government grants and...
  • Richard Mourdock’s ‘sick and twisted’ critics (What's wrong with believing that God creates life?)

    10/26/2012 7:38:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/26/2012 | Sally Quinn
    Honestly, I don’t understand what all the fuss is about. In a Tuesday night debate, Richard Mourdock, the Indiana Republican running for the U.S. Senate made what turned out to be a controversial statement about abortion. “I struggled with it myself for a long time,” he said, “but I came to realize that life is that gift from God. And I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.” Mourdock made the horrible mistake of telling the truth about what he believes. He actually believes that abortion is...
  • The Mourdock Moment: Life, Death, and Lies on the Campaign Trail

    10/26/2012 7:13:30 AM PDT · by Bratch · 5 replies ^ | October 26, 2012 | Albert Mohler
    The controversy over comments made by U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock reveals the undeniable ugliness of American politics. At the same time, the media firestorm underscores the importance of getting the pro-life position right — and expressing it well. Mourdock, the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate in Indiana, was debating his opponent, Rep. Joe Donnelly, this past Tuesday night, when the issue of abortion emerged. Both candidates claimed to affirm that life begins at conception, but Mourdock called for the end of abortion on demand. He then extended his remarks with these words: “This is that issue that every...
  • Tina Fey Blasts Todd Akin for "Legitimate Rape" Remark [She stays we/Morgan after "gay" rant]

    10/26/2012 5:23:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies ^ | October 25, 2012
    We wish Tina Fey would weigh in on politics more often! The 30 Rock creator, who rocked the 2008 Presidential election with her dead-on SNL impression of Sarah Palin, hasn't been so vocal about this year's race. But at a Wednesday night benefit for women's health, the comedian had some withering remarks for Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin... "Todd Akin claims that women can't really get pregnant from a legitimate rape because the body secretes hormones," Fey told the audience. "Now I can't even finish this sentence without getting dumber; it's making me dumber when I say it -- but...
  • Rape, God, Life and Liberals

    10/26/2012 5:10:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | October 26, 2012 | Mona Charen
    Let's stipulate that people, and particularly politicians, can get into trouble by attempting to speak for God. But that's not the moral of the story regarding Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock. Responding to a question about abortion, Mourdock offered a grieved response -- his voice breaking a bit -- on the matter of which exceptions he favored. His Democratic opponent, Joe Donnelly, also pro-life, said that he would permit abortions in cases of rape, incest and to save the life of the mother. Mourdock said he had "struggled with it . . . for a long time," but had come...
  • Court refuses Planned Parenthood appeal of Texas funding cut

    10/25/2012 6:08:25 PM PDT · by Snuph · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:19pm EDT | Corrie MacLaggan
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  • Mitt Romney made desperate push to save an unborn baby as a Mormon bishop

    10/25/2012 8:02:57 PM PDT · by redtetrahedron · 135 replies ^ | October 24, 2012 | Ben Johnson
    BOSTON, October 24, 2012, ( – As a young Mormon bishop, Mitt Romney made a passionate attempt to stop a woman from aborting her child.
  • Why Planned Parenthood Won’t Provide Mammograms

    10/25/2012 2:42:12 PM PDT · by rhema · 10 replies
    First Things ^ | October 24, 2012 | Keith Riler
    President Barack Obama, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, and countless supporters have claimed again and again that Planned Parenthood provides mammograms. President Obama did so in the second presidential debate, describing the “millions of women all across the country who rely on Planned Parenthood for . . . mammograms.” The problem is the mammogram claim is untrue, as was just cleverly highlighted by “Schedule Your Imaginary Mammogram Day,” a phone campaign that found no Planned Parenthood clinics capable of breast cancer screening. Planned Parenthood has neither the license nor the machines. The most the abortion giant has ever done is...
  • 10 Questions a Pro-Choice Candidate Is Never Asked by the Media

    10/25/2012 8:08:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 10/25/2012 | Trevin Wax
    Debate moderators and reporters love to ask pro-life candidates hard questions about abortion. Curiously, they don’t do the same for pro-choice candidates. Here are 10 questions you never hear a pro-choice candidate asked by the media: 1. You say you support a woman’s right to make her own reproductive choices in regards to abortion and contraception. Are there any restrictions you would approve of? 2. In 2010, The Economist featured a cover story on “the war on girls” and the growth of “gendercide” in the world – abortion based solely on the sex of the baby. Does this phenomenon pose...
  • Reading God’s Will in Indiana (Mourdock and Conception After Rape)

    10/25/2012 7:15:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/25/2012 | The Editors
    Attempting to read the divine will is a notoriously perilous enterprise, all the more so in the middle of a hotly contested Senate race. Richard Mourdock, the Republican nominee from Indiana, has come to appreciate this fact since answering a debate question about his views on abortion in cases of rape. “I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize that life is that gift from God. And, I think, even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.” Mourdock was not saying that God...
  • Michelle Obama: Partial-Birth Abortion is “Legitimate Medical Procedure”

    10/25/2012 4:53:15 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 11 replies ^ | 10/25/12 | Gina Miller
    On the eve of the most critical presidential election in our nation’s history, it is worth revisiting the despicable words of the wife of the criminal occupier of our White House. On Tuesday, Life News posted an image of a 2004 fundraising letter Michelle Obama wrote in support of Barack Obama (or whatever his name is), as he ran for the U.S. Senate in Illinois. In the letter, Michelle Obama laments the “rise of conservatism in this country…” Oh, the horror! That awful conservative ideology is rising, pushed by those scary people who love God and our nation as founded,...
  • Romney backs Mourdock as Obama continues criticism [Fake “War on Women” Continues]

    10/25/2012 3:08:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | October 25, 2012 | Kasie Hunt
    Republican Mitt Romney is standing behind Indiana Senate hopeful Richard Mourdock as President Barack Obama's campaign keeps up criticism of Romney's ties to a candidate who said pregnancies that result from rape are "something God intended." Romney's campaign has said he disagreed with Mourdock's remark, which came in a debate Tuesday with his opponent, Rep. Joe Donnelly. But Romney is standing by his endorsement of Mourdock - and not asking the Indiana state treasurer to take down an ad Romney filmed Monday in support.
  • McCain Helps Push Romney’s Mourdock Headaches Into Day Two

    10/24/2012 11:06:35 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 39 replies
    EVAN MCMORRIS-SANTORO OCTOBER 24, 2012, 11:01 PM 8102 If Mitt Romney was hoping the Richard Mourdock story he’s deeply entwined in would go away fast, he apparently didn’t get the memo to one of his top surrogates. Just as Democrats and the Obama campaign began amping up their effort to highlight Romney’s ties to Mourdock after the Indiana Senate candidate uttered his claim that pregnancies caused by rape are “something that God intended to happen” — and Romney and the Republicans worked to put the moment behind them — John McCain sat down with CNN to throw a wrench in...
  • My question for Barack Obama (query that gets to heart of president's 'disgraceful' policies)

    10/24/2012 10:47:33 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies ^ | October 24, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    Barack Obama likes to answer questions – from John Stewart, from the gang on “The View,” from David Letterman, from a fawning media establishment. But the nation witnessed what happened when Mitt Romney asked him a few tough questions. He crumbled like an empty suit. I doubt very much if Obama will ever allow me to interview him – or even ask one tough question. After all, who am I? I’m only a guy running the first and largest independent news source on the Internet, with an audience of 8 million. I’m only a guy who before launching WND 15...
  • (Live Action) Abortion - is it safe?

    10/24/2012 6:47:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Learn more and pledge to vote for life at: LIVE ACTION ADVOCATE UNDERCOVER VIDEO INVESTIGATION DOCUMENTS PLANNED PARENTHOOD LYING TO THE PUBLIC ABOUT 911 MEDICAL EMERGENCIES; BOTCHED ABORTIONS Lila Rose: "As President Obama campaigns for women voters, one of his top donors and champions, Planned Parenthood, is deceiving millions of American women about the services they provide, their history of abuse cover up, their radical abortion agenda, and just this past July, their unsafe and abusive practices that led to the death of Tonya Reaves, a 24-year-old Chicago woman." Washington, DC -- A new Live Action Advocate undercover investigation...
  • Hellish Pro-Abortion Attack on Catholic Cathedral

    10/24/2012 4:22:37 PM PDT · by mgist · 1 replies
    TFP Student Action ^ | October 21, 2012 | By John Ritchie
    “The only church that illuminates is the one that burns,” they said. Five hundred pro-abortion women spray painted the walls of the Cathedral, ridiculed the Catholic Church, and attacked a group of Catholics with paint, spittle, insults and blows. Watch the video (somebody know how to insert video? MUST watch) The incident took place on Sunday night, October 7 during the 27th National Women’s Conference in Posadas, Argentina when a group of about 500 activists from various feminist groups vented their rage against the Church for its position on abortion and same-sex “marriage.” Although the aggression led to the cancelation...
  • ‘Jane Roe’ of Roe v. Wade airs anti-Obama ad in Florida

    10/24/2012 3:50:10 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 31 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/23/12 | Johanna Dasteel
    Co-authored with John Jalsevac Florida, October 23, 2012 ( – Nearly 40 years ago, as a young, pregnant woman, Norma McCorvey played an instrumental part in the Supreme Court decision that brought legal abortion to America. Now McCorvey, the ‘Roe’ in the Roe v. Wade case, has released an ad urging voters not to vote for Obama. McCorvey became a Christian in 1995 and has since repudiated her role in Roe v. Wade, campaigning for its reversal. The ad is set to air in Florida, and is backed by Randall Terry, the pro-life activist who is running for office on...
  • Archbishop Chaput: Democrats have ‘gotten worse’ on abortion because Catholics haven’t left

    10/24/2012 3:30:46 PM PDT · by NYer · 154 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 24, 2012 | ADAM CASSANDRA
    October 24, 2012 ( - In a recent video interview with Catholic News Service, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia said that the position of the Democrat Party on abortion has “gotten worse” over time because Catholics within the party haven’t taken a strong moral stand and shown a willingness to abandon the Democrat Party. “I think many of the Democrats have [taken] Democrat Catholic votes for granted because they’ll go with them no matter what the party position might be on abortion,” Archbishop Chaput said. “That’s why the position of the Democrat Party has gotten worse, and worse, and...
  • Richard Mourdock Was Right on Rape

    10/24/2012 12:24:42 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 60 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | October 24, 2012 | JP
    When I think about the sound and fury swirling around Richard Mourdock, the Indiana Republican vying for a U.S. Senate seat, my thoughts turn to Rebecca Kiessling. In a debate this week with Democrat Rep. Joe Donnelly, Mourdock defended his opposition to abortion even in cases in which a pregnancy has resulted from rape. “I think,” said Mourdock, emotionally, “even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that is something God intended to happen.” Rebecca, I suspect, would absolutely agree with Mourdock. Because the Michigan woman was conceived, she attests, “out of a brutal rape at knife point...
  • Planned Parenthood lies to women: “We don’t have any type of procedure where a woman.....

    10/24/2012 10:54:49 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    la ^ | 10.24.2012 | Kristi Burton Brown
    FULL TITLE: Planned Parenthood lies to women: “We don’t have any type of procedure where a woman would receive an injury” Oh really? No type of procedure where a woman could get injured? What about the 14 documented cases of serious medical injuries at Planned Parenthood clinics in the past 24 months? What about the reported 10 ambulance calls for botched abortions at Planned Parenthood in the last 20 months? But remember, no women get injured at Planned Parenthood. Ever. Planned Parenthood must call those ambulances for practice runs or something. Those women being carried out on stretchers must be...
  • Obama camp slams ‘outrageous and demeaning’ GOPer’s rape claim

    10/24/2012 8:54:02 AM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/24/12 | OLIVIER KNOX
    President Barack Obama's reelection campaign on Wednesday denounced GOP Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock's "outrageous and demeaning" comments on rape and pressed Mitt Romney to repudiate his fellow Republican.
  • Hellish Pro-Abortion Attack on Catholic Cathedral

    10/24/2012 9:00:04 AM PDT · by mgist · 2 replies
    tfp Student Action Defending Morals on Campuses ^ | October 21, 2012 | By John Ritchie
    “The only church that illuminates is the one that burns,” they said. Five hundred pro-abortion women spray painted the walls of the Cathedral, ridiculed the Catholic Church, and attacked a group of Catholics with paint, spittle, insults and blows. The incident took place on Sunday night, October 7 during the 27th National Women’s Conference in Posadas, Argentina when a group of about 500 activists from various feminist groups vented their rage against the Church for its position on abortion and same-sex “marriage.” Although the aggression led to the cancelation of Sunday Masses, hundreds of faithful Catholics, mostly young men, stood...
  • Man stabbed outside Planned Parenthood in Oregon

    10/23/2012 7:34:49 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 23, 2012
    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- A confrontation outside a southern Oregon Planned Parenthood health center on Tuesday ended with a protester stabbing another man, police said. Earlier in the day, a woman argued with the demonstrator outside the health center. She returned later with a man who then attacked the protester, Grants Pass police Lt. Dennis Ward said.
  • Richard Mourdock: God at work when rape leads to pregnancy

    10/23/2012 7:22:09 PM PDT · by Bratch · 153 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 10-23-2012 | Associated Press
    NEW ALBANY, Ind. — Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said Tuesday when a woman is impregnated during a rape, "it’s something God intended." Mourdock, who’s been locked in a tight race with Democratic challenger Rep. Joe Donnelly, was asked during the final minutes of a debate whether abortion should be allowed in cases of rape or incest. "I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize that life is that gift from God. And, I think, even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to...
  • Justice Ginsberg backpedals after advocating abortion to reduce unwanted populations: report

    10/23/2012 5:06:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    lsn ^ | 10.23.2012 | by Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C. October 22, 2012, ( – Three years after she appeared to endorse the eugenic aspects of abortion, a new report claims Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has backpedalled from the remarks that created an uproar in 2009. “Frankly, I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of,” Ginsburg told Emily Bazelon of the New York Times in 2009. In a new follow-up piece, Bazelon writes that Justice Ginsburg “made it clear today that the issue she...
  • New York City Council launches abortion clinic ‘escort’ program

    10/23/2012 4:40:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    lsn ^ | 10.23.2012 | Kirsten Andersen
    New York, October 22, 2012 (LifeSiteNews) – New York City will recruit and train “escorts” to volunteer at abortion facilities throughout the city, New York City Council Speaker and mayoral candidate Christine Quinn announced Friday. Starting November 1, the escorts will guide women past protesters at abortion centers, making it easier for them to access abortion. “Offensive actions against a woman’s right to choose will not be tolerated in our city in any borough or any neighborhood,” said Quinn, who announced the city-backed escort initiative at a City Hall press conference alongside local abortion activists. The escorts are being recruited...
  • Federal government refers women to Planned Parenthood and links to site condemning...

    10/23/2012 4:44:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    lan ^ | 10.23.2012 | Kristi Burton Brown
    FULL TITLE: Federal government refers women to Planned Parenthood and links to site condemning pregnancy resource centers Yep, you read that headline correctly. is a “Project of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health.” This federal site has a page with a pretty long title: “Pregnancy > Before you get pregnant: Information for all women > If you are sexually active.” And, near the bottom of the page, there’s a section called “Connect with other organizations.” Most of the organizations are generally well-recognized medical groups – like the American Academy of Family Physicians. But...
  • Court blocks Ind. defunding of Planned Parenthood

    10/23/2012 1:52:01 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    AP ^ | 10-23-3012 | Charles Wilson
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana stepped between women and their physicians when it enacted a law that blocked Medicaid funds for Planned Parenthood just because the organization provides abortions, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. The ruling by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago effectively upheld decisions by a district judge and a Medicaid review panel that found the 2011 law denied patients the right to choose their own health care provider.
  • Before making choice for circuit court judge, voters must consider abortion stance

    10/22/2012 4:21:24 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 4 replies ^ | 10-22-2012 | Tom Wieder
    On Nov. 6, Washtenaw County voters will fill the first vacant circuit court judge position in nearly two decades. With your vote, you may help to decide the futures of dozens, if not hundreds, of young women dealing with unwanted pregnancies, even those resulting from rape or incest. How can this be? Aren’t these matters determined by the Michigan Legislature and federal and state appellate courts? In fact, whether a minor obtains an abortion may be determined by the decision of a single judge, acting under a state law that gives virtually total discretion to the judge. There is a...
  • Debate Moderator Bob Schieffer: GOP Obsessed With Birth Control

    10/22/2012 2:01:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 84 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 22, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    CBS newsman Bob Schieffer will host the third debate tonight between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.The first two debates prompted outrage from pro-life conservatives over their bias — from biased questions and Romney twice having less time to talk during the debate to the moderator interrupting Romney more or letting Obama get the last word in more often.Voters expecting a more fair and impartial debate this time around will be sorely disappointed — although it might be for the better that the debate is primarily expected to be focused on foreign policy issues. Schieffer made it clear earlier this...
  • Obama Our Most Anti-Life President, Monsignor Says

    10/22/2012 7:55:01 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 4 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | October 22, 2012 | JP
    I made a visit this past weekend to the University of California, Irvine to attend the Medjugorje Peace Conference, a gathering of very traditional, very conservative Catholics. The standout speaker during the two-day conference was Monsignor Jim Lisante, pastor of Our Lady Of Lourdes Parish in Massapequa, New York, whose homilies are available on ITunes (free of charge), and who often appears on FOX News to speak on matters of faith. The Monsignor offered the most scathing critique of President Obama’s social policies I’ve heard from any cleric in America – Catholic, Protestant, Jewish or other.. He began by recounting...
  • Romnesia: Misconceptions about Romney's record

    10/21/2012 9:38:27 PM PDT · by SincerelyAmanda · 11 replies
    The Washington Times Communities ^ | October 21, 2012 | Amanda Read
    Romney is often mocked for being inconsistent. In reality, he has been consistent in a way that would be difficult for most of us.
  • Being pro-life doesn't make me any less of a lefty

    10/21/2012 8:22:45 PM PDT · by oneprolifewoman · 19 replies
    New Statesman ^ | Mehdi Hasan
    Listening to fellow pundits on the left react with rage and disbelief to the support by the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, for halving the abortion time limit to 12 weeks, I was reminded of the late Christopher Hitchens. “[A]nyone who has ever seen a sonogram or has spent even an hour with a textbook on embryology knows that emotions are not the deciding factor [in abortions],” wrote the Hitch in his column for the Nation magazine in April 1989. “In order to terminate a pregnancy, you have to still a heartbeat, switch off a developing brain . . . break...
  • Life in Uruguay: legal abortion and pot dealing

    10/21/2012 5:43:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 21, 2012
    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Uruguayans used to call their country the Switzerland of Latin America, but its faded grey capital seems a bit more like Amsterdam now that its congress has legalized abortion and is drawing up plans to sell government-grown marijuana. Both measures would be unthinkable in many other countries. Cuba is the only other nation in the region that make first-trimester abortions accessible to all women, and no country in the world produces and sells pot for drug users to enjoy.
  • Veep Says Planned Parenthood Performing Illegal Abortions

    10/21/2012 2:52:16 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 Oct 2012 | John Semmens
    Though he has been insisting that Planned Parenthood is barred by law from performing abortions, Vice-President Joe Biden says he was stunned to find out that the organization has actually aborted nearly a million babies over the past three years. “You mean, all this time they’ve been lying to us?” an incredulous Biden asked after being confronted with the statistics. “Barack and I thought they were giving women mammy-grams. That’s what we were told.” A bemused Anderson Cooper, anchor of the CNN news show Anderson Cooper 360°, asked Biden, “What’s a mammy-gram?” “It’s a kind of medical read-out that shows...
  • Unplanned Pregnancy; Abortion without regret

    10/21/2012 9:54:24 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 8 replies
    Ask MetaFilter ^ | January 23
    While googling I stumbled onto this MeFi thread, and I thought it might be interesting reading for some freepers. A young woman who was 6 weeks pregnant asked the community for experiences with abortion. The responses ranged from cautious to chilling, and not one regrets her abortion. No one--NO ONE--considers the baby. One person who kept her child mentions that the Planned Parenthood counselor told her she "must" get an abortion. Another said that she had no idea she could love someone like she loves her children, which was the best argument against terminating the pregnancy anyone probably could have...
  • Obama's Shocking Fallacies, America's Not-So-Shocking Failures

    10/20/2012 1:34:48 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 12 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/19/12 | Peter Ferrara
    The most shocking statement in the entire Obama/Romney debate earlier this week was this from President Obama: “You know a major difference in this campaign is that Governor Romney feels comfortable having politicians in Washington decide the health care choices that women are making. In my health care bill, I said insurance companies need to provide contraceptive coverage to everybody who is insured. Because this is just not a health issue. It’s an economic issue for women. It makes a difference. This is money out of that family’s pocket.”This is so shocking because it reveals the degree of fantasization Obama...
  • Powerful Video Documents 14 Botched Abortions at Planned Parenthood

    10/20/2012 12:16:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    ln ^ | 10.20.2012 | Steven Ertelt
    A powerful new video documents the botched abortions 14 women suffered at Planned Parenthood abortion clinics since January 2011. While the number of botched abortions is likely much higher, the video chronicles 14 of them that pro-life advocates outside the abortion clinics captured on tape. Operation Rescue released the video, which it says contrasts statements made by President Barack Obama in support of tax-funding of Planned Parenthood. The video depicts actual images and 911 audio from 14 documented medical emergencies – including the case of one woman killed in a failed abortion – that have taken place at Planned Parenthood...
  • Stanek weekend question II: What do you think of this fetal horror Halloween costume?

    10/20/2012 11:42:01 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | 10.20.2012 | Jill Stanek
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  • Former Tiller intern: Abortion can be a radical act of love

    10/20/2012 11:34:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | 10.20.2012 | Jill Stanek
    I see being a doula as a political act and I believe that abortion, pregnancy, and childbirth can be a radical act of love and resistance. I’ve held the hands of thousands of people during their abortions and the compassion and love that I’ve witnessed while supporting someone during their abortion has shaped the kind of birth doula that I am today. Being queer and actively choosing to work with queer and trans folks makes me a little different than the traditional doula (and I love that!). ~ Feminist activist, former intern for late-term abortionist George Tiller, and full-spectrum doula...
  • Biden's Abortion Gaffe: Tells WI audience “Under Law Planned Parenthood Can’t Perform Abortions”

    10/20/2012 5:53:55 AM PDT · by oneprolifewoman · 11 replies
    Campaigning in Wisconsin, pro-abortion Vice President Joe Biden misled voters today by saying Planned Parenthood, the nation’s biggest abortion business doesn’t do any abortions. “Now these guys pledge that they’re gonna de-fund Planned Parenthood, which under law cannot perform any abortions,” Biden said. The Obama campaign is already having to clean up the misstatement, saying Biden meant to say that, under law, Planned Parenthood can’t use the federal funding it gets to pay for abortions. Planned Parenthood’s own figures show it to be the biggest abortion company in the nation. Planned Parenthood did 329,445 abortions in 2010 while it provided...
  • Latino Clergy Make Appeal to Conservative Voters (Evangelical & Catholic leaders support Mitt)

    10/19/2012 10:30:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Hoping to bolster more support for Mitt Romney, a group of pastors is appealing to Latino voters on Monday – the day of the final presidential debate -- to support the candidate who holds conservative values. The group of Evangelical and Catholic faith leaders plans a press conference in Boca Raton, Fla., where the third and last 2012 presidential debate is scheduled to take place Monday night. In an announcement about the event, organizers describe President Obama as someone who has backed measures and policies that run counter to conservative views on marriage and abortion....
  • After Romney Meeting, Billy Graham Buying Election Spots

    10/19/2012 9:03:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    WIBW-TV / CNN ^ | October 19, 2012
    The most famous and revered pastor in America, Billy Graham, is calling on voters to cast a ballot for their faith in full-page ads in the Wall_Street_Journal, USA_Today and other newspapers. Graham's picture appears prominently in the ads, next to copy that reads, "As I approach my 94th birthday, I realize this election could be my last." It continues, "I believe it is vitally important that we cast our ballots for candidates who base their decisions on biblical principles and support the nation of Israel. I urge you to vote for those who protect the sanctity of life and support...
  • Judge blocks Arizona law that bars funding to Planned Parenthood

    10/19/2012 6:52:37 PM PDT · by South40 · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/19/2012
    PHOENIX (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday blocked Arizona from applying a new law that bars Planned Parenthood's health clinics from receiving money through the state because the organization also performs abortions. U.S. District Court Judge Neil Wake granted the temporary injunction to Planned Parenthood, which had sued Arizona to block the law, which was signed by Republican Governor Jan Brewer in May but whose implementation has been on hold. "It's not the result we would have hoped but it's not a ruling on the merits," Arizona Solicitor General David Cole told Reuters after the ruling, noting that a...