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  • Irish Times exit poll projects Ireland has voted by landslide to repeal Eighth Amendment

    05/25/2018 4:07:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 22 replies
    Irish Times ^ | May 25, 2018 | Pat Leahy
    Ireland has voted by a landslide margin to change the constitution so that abortion can be legalised, according to an exit poll conducted for The Irish Times by Ipsos/MRBI. The poll suggests that the margin of victory for the Yes side in the referendum will be 68 per cent to 32 per cent – a stunning victory for the Yes side after a long and often divisive campaign. See here for liveblog coverage of events across Friday in the referendum vote.
  • Exit poll: Ireland projected to overturn abortion ban in landslide vote

    05/25/2018 2:51:45 PM PDT · by mooncoin · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/25/2018 | John Bowden
    Ireland has voted in a landslide to overturn the country's decades-old ban on abortion in a major victory for abortion rights activists, according to an exit poll from The Irish Times. A poll conducted on Friday by Ipsos/MRBI for the Times as voting commenced suggests that as much as 68 percent of voters chose to support the referendum overturning the ban, compared to just 32 percent who voted to keep the practiced banned.
  • Cecile Richards: Women ‘Not Free’ Without Abortion

    05/25/2018 1:09:29 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 24, 2018 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Former Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards said women are dependent on abortion for their freedom because, without it, they cannot control their own bodies. “If you can’t control your own body, you are not free,” Richards said. “That is a fundamental issue, and I don’t think we can, like, make any bones about that.” Richards was interviewed by former Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams, reports MRC NewsBusters’ Katie Yoder, who also notes the unlisted YouTube video of the interview. The former head of America’s largest abortion vendor has been promoting her new book, Make Trouble, since she stepped down from...
  • Royal Wedding Bishop to Lead Anti-Trump Protest

    05/24/2018 10:30:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Bishop Michael Curry is using the attention he received while presiding over the Royal Wedding to lead a new anti-Trump protest. According to sources, Curry and other Chrisitan leaders will host a candlelight vigil to protest the “dangerous crisis of moral and political leadership at the highest levels of our government and in our churches” — crises that put “the soul of the nation and the integrity of faith” at stake. The event will kick off with a church service beforehand right in front of Lafayette Square, which is across the street from the White House. Who’s going?
  • Urgent prayers needed for Ireland today!

    05/25/2018 2:54:27 AM PDT · by edwinland · 21 replies
    Vanity ^ | May 25, 2018 | Vanity
    Prayers needed for Ireland to defeat the attempt to change its constitution, which currently contains explicit protection for the lives of the unborn. Ireland is voting today in a referendum backed by the pro-abortion lobby, which would essentially allow virtually unrestricted abortion up to 6 months. Please pray the referendum is defeated. And if you have any friends or relatives in Ireland please call them today. The polls are open now.
  • Pro-Life Activist Left Confused After Pro-Choice Protester Calls Her ‘Racist’: ‘You Realize[tr]

    05/24/2018 12:15:06 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 15 replies
    AtlantaBlackStar ^ | 5/24/2018 | Tanasia Kelley
    A pro-life activist found herself the target of loud, accusatory chants by a group of pro-life protesters last week, who dubbed her a “racist” and “sexist” for not supporting a woman’s right to choose. Intersectional feminist club “The Women’s Collective” gathered at the University of Sydney Thursday, May 17, to protest a talk by Life Choice Australia director Rebecca Gosper titled, “Abortion: The Exploitation of Women,” The Daily Wire reported. Footage of the campus protest shows the band of feminists shouting chants and waving signs in an effort to make their message loud and clear outside the anti-abortion event. Some...
  • Trump: “As the Lord Says in Jeremiah, ‘Before I Formed You in the Womb, I Knew You’”

    05/24/2018 7:47:33 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 5/24/18 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - Speaking at the annual gala of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List on Tuesday night, President Donald Trump cited Jeremiah 1:5 in explaining his belief that “every life is totally worth protecting.” “As the Lord says in Jeremiah, ‘Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you; before you were born, I set you apart,’” said Trump. “When a mother and a father hold a new baby in their arms, they are changed forever.” “When we look into the eyes of a newborn child, there is no doubt we see the beauty of the human soul and...
  • The Adopted Girl Trump Praised Tuesday Night is More Special Than He Knew

    05/24/2018 7:24:58 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 23 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | May 23, 2018 at 3:39pm | Rachel del Guidice
    Adopting a daughter has changed her life and opened her eyes to the beauty of adoption, one mother says. Finding out the baby was addicted to an opioid couldn’t dim that beauty, the mother said in an interview with The Daily Signal. “I can’t even tell you or measure the amount of joy that she has brought to us,” Lisa Alexander, who adopted 4-year-old Katharine with her husband Bruce, said in the phone interview Monday. “When I first saw Katharine, it was very, very similar to having a birth child, like your own child,” Alexander said. “I think [that’s] what...
  • Father Who Raped His 11-Year-Old Daughter, Took Her for Abortion, May Finally Go to Prison

    05/24/2018 12:34:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | May 11, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    A father of an 11-year-old girl in West Virginia who was arrested and ultimately indicted after arranging for an abortion following a case of pregnancy following incest may head to prison — butnot for the initial crime. As LifeNews reported, Michael and Amanda Adkins were arrested on charges of child neglect causing the risk of injury. While some licensed medical professionals were involved in getting information to authorities, WSAZ-TV indicates the abortion clinic in Charleston that did an abortion did not report the clear case of statutory rape. The indictment charged Michael Joe Adkins with incest, first-degree sexual assault and...
  • Parents Outraged After 7th Graders Taught “Graphic” Sex Ed Lesson by Planned Parenthood Partner

    05/24/2018 12:19:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | May 23, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    A group of Pennsylvania parents expressed outrage this week after learning that their seventh-grade students were taught a “graphic” sex education lesson by a group that partners with Planned Parenthood. KDKA News reports parents at the Hazelwood location of Propel Charter School in Pittsburgh said their young students were told graphic details about oral sex during a recent science class. The parents recently met with the principal to discuss their concerns. A parent who asked to remain anonymous told the news outlet what her daughter told her about the class: “‘We said we didn’t know what it meant, and he...
  • Under Trump, Family Planning Funds Could Go To Groups That Oppose Contraception

    05/23/2018 2:11:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | May 23, 2017 | Sarah McCammon
    A newly-unveiled Trump administration proposal would not just block groups like Planned Parenthood from receiving Title X funds. It also could pave the way for a host of previously ineligible organizations — some of whom oppose contraception — to receive funds through the federal government's family planning program. While introducing President Trump at a fundraiser on Tuesday for her anti-abortion-rights group, Marjorie Dannenfelser painted a picture of what the country might look like had abortion opponents and other social conservatives not rallied around Trump in 2016. "We would be grieving the loss of support for women and children as pregnancy...
  • Woman who shot Wichita abortion doctor, bombed clinics in 1990s released from prison

    05/23/2018 12:30:29 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 53 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | 05/22/18 | Judy L. Thomas
    The Oregon woman who shot and wounded a Wichita abortion doctor 25 years ago and firebombed several clinics in three states has been released from federal prison, causing concern among clinic operators who worry her release could spark a new wave of attacks. Rachelle "Shelley" Shannon, whose actions triggered a federal investigation into the possible existence of a nationwide conspiracy of anti-abortion terrorists intent on shutting down abortion clinics, left the Waseca Federal Correctional Facility in Minnesota on Monday and was being transported by bus to Portland, where she will be staying in a halfway house, according to her...
  • House approves 'right to try,' sends bill to Trump's desk [147 Dems vote no]

    05/22/2018 8:24:44 PM PDT · by catnipman · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/22/2018 | Rachel Roubein
    The House sent “right to try” legislation on experimental drugs to President Trump’s desk Tuesday — a measure Trump, Vice President Pence and groups backed by mega-donors Charles and David Koch have repeatedly urged Congress to pass. The House passed the bill largely along party lines by a 250-169 [actually 267-149] vote.
  • Michelle Williams To Star In Underground Abortion Network Drama ‘This Is Jane’ For Amazon Studios

    05/22/2018 6:36:17 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 19 replies
    Deadline ^ | May 22, 2018 | Mike Fleming Jr
    Michelle Williams has been set by Amazon Studios to star in and produce This Is Jane, the true story of a Chicago woman who founded and ran the underground abortion service Jane. Kimberly Peirce is directing, and John Lesher, Williams and Peter Heller are producing. The drama is based on Laura Kaplan’s nonfiction book The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service. Jane was run by a group of women who taught themselves how to perform abortions in the years before Roe v. Wade. From 1968-73, they helped more than 11,000 women by providing safe – albeit illegal...
  • DOJ Informs Operation Rescue that Neck-Twisting Texas Abortionist Referred to Houston FBI

    05/22/2018 5:12:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    OPERATION RESCUE ^ | May 21, 2018 | Cheryl Sullenger
    **Warning graphic** PRESS RELEASE Houston abortionist Douglas Karpen. Washington, DC – The U.S. Department of Justice has informed Operation Rescue in a letter dated May 11, 2018, that abortionist Douglas Karpen has finally been forwarded to the FBI Houston Field Office for “any action deemed necessary” related to crimes that include the murder of living babies after failed abortions. The case actually began in 2012, when four women who worked at Karpen’s Houston area abortion facilities contacted Operation Rescue with information that he was violating the law. Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Vice President of Operation Rescue, received photos of large babies...
  • An anti-marijuana group wants Michigan to legalize cannabis

    05/21/2018 6:15:33 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 3 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 21, 2018
    One of the groups formed to fight the legalization of marijuana for recreational use has now decided it’s for the measure — but only if the Michigan legislature takes it up and amends the proposal. The Committee to Keep Pot out of Neighborhoods and Schools — a political action committee formed to fight a ballot proposal to legalize marijuana — is now urging the Legislature to take up the initiative, amend it and pass a full legalization of pot for adult recreational use. The committee hopes that if the Legislature acts, recreational use will be regulated as stringently as the...
  • FBI Investigating Abortionist Who Delivers Babies Alive and Snips Their Necks

    05/21/2018 4:53:11 PM PDT · by blueyon · 32 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 5/21/18 | Cheryl Sullenger
    The U.S. Department of Justice has informed Operation Rescue in a letter dated May 11, 2018, that abortionist Douglas Karpen has finally been forwarded to the FBI Houston Field Office for “any action deemed necessary” related to crimes that include the murder of living babies after failed abortions. The case actually began in 2012, when four women who worked at Karpen’s Houston area abortion facilities contacted Operation Rescue with information that he was violating the law. Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Vice President of Operation Rescue, received photos of large babies that one Karpen employee had taken at his abortion facility with...
  • Jimmy Carter Condemns Sex-Selective Abortion at Birth of 160 Million Girls, in Liberty U Address

    05/21/2018 12:52:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/18/2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    (Screenshot: Liberty University)Former President Jimmy Carter speaking at Liberty University in Virginia on May 19, 2018.Former President Jimmy Carter, who said he is still an evangelical, called on all Christians to come together in his Liberty University commencement address Saturday in Virginia. He also identified the killings and abortions of 160 million girls around the world today as one of the greatest injustices facing humanity.Carter, the 39th President, jumped through various talking points in his address at the major Christian university, and focused some of the most pressing human rights issues in the world today that he said Christians should...
  • 19 states sue Trump admin to keep funding Planned Parenthood

    05/21/2018 12:09:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 05/21/2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    LOS ANGELES, California, May 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) -- California’s Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra is leading a coalition of 20 attorneys general, representing 19 states plus Washington, D.C., opposing a Trump administration rule change that prioritizes abstinence education over contraception distribution in family planning funds. In February, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that abstinence messages and natural family planning methods would be given priority in distributing $260 million worth of family planning grants. The announcement did not mention artificial birth control. In response, Planned Parenthood affiliates in Ohio, Utah, and Wisconsin, as well as the American...
  • Doctor who spiked his pregnant girlfriend's drink with FOUR abortion pills is sentenced to three...

    05/21/2018 10:14:27 AM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | May 21, 2018 | Hannah Parry and Ashley Collman For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Doctor who spiked his pregnant girlfriend's drink with FOUR abortion pills is sentenced to three years in prison A doctor who spiked his then-girlfriend's drink with four abortion pills has been sentenced to three years in jail. Brook Fiske, 37, was almost four months pregnant when she was poisoned by Sikander Imran, 32, last year. She was began suffering contractions and was rushed to hospital where she lost her unborn baby son. Imran was arrested and earlier this year, pleaded guilty to fetal homicide in Arlington County, Virginia. On Friday, he received a three-year jail term, and 17-year...