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  • 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 · 23 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 · 58 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 · 2 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)
  • The Almost Unbelievable Account of How the Family Synod Was Almost Hijacked by an Anti-Family Agenda

    06/29/2015 7:27:02 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/24/15 | Matthew McCusker
    Editor’s note: This was originally given in Rome May 8, 2015 during the Rome Life Forum.ROME, June 24, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- In this presentation I intend to give a brief overview of events before and during the Extraordinary Synod held in October 2014. On March 17 2013, four days after his election as Pope and during his first Angelus address in St Peter’s Square, the Holy Father drew attention to a recently published book by Walter Cardinal Kasper and strongly praised it. He said: In these days I have been able to read a book by a Cardinal – Cardinal...
  • The State Attorney Generals Need to Meet Fire With Fire

    06/29/2015 6:57:28 PM PDT · by Uncle Sham · 7 replies
    June 29th, 2015 | Uncle Sham
    Since it appears that the U.S. Supreme Court has no trouble legislating from the bench, the various State Attorney Generals should treat their rulings as if they are proposed amendments to the Constitution and refuse to obey them until ratified just as amendments are expected to be ratified. In fact, the Republican Congress should offer new amendments to the Constitution for each of these ridiculous rulings so they can fail miserably in the legislative process clearly displaying that what was ruled by the court has NO basis of legislative support whatsoever and should be treated as the nonsense they are....
  • David Limbaugh: Thumbs Down for Justice Roberts

    06/29/2015 4:57:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 30, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    Last week's Supreme Court rulings on Obamacare (Burwell) and same-sex marriage (Obergefell) were enormously dispiriting for reasons beyond the substantive issues of socialized medicine and same-sex marriage. I couldn't be more opposed to socialized medicine, which I believe is the endgame of Obamacare, and I am opposed to the societal sanctioning of same-sex marriage, but those are not my greatest concerns with these two rulings. In both cases, the court flouted the Constitution, the rule of law, the English language and the truth itself. People who appreciate the unique American system of government and those who value truth itself should...
  • The Supreme Court forgets about Jonathan Gruber, completely botches the Obamacare case

    06/29/2015 4:12:30 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 5 replies
    Rare US ^ | 06/25f/2015 | CORIE W. STEPHENS,
    --SNIP-- Scalia’s point is central to understanding the backwardness of this ruling. Obamacare was written with the language Scalia described for a very specific reason. The goal was to coerce states into creating their own exchanges by tying access to federal subsidies to the creation of state-specific Obamacare “marketplaces.” Recall Jonathan Gruber, the MIT economist and architect of Obamacare, who became a household name when it was revealed that he mocked the “stupidity of the American voter” for believing Obamacare wouldn’t ban their insurance plans or increase costs. He also stated in January 2012: “I think what’s important to remember...
  • Ted Cruz: Chief Justice Roberts ‘Put On An Obama Jersey’ With Obamacare Ruling

    06/29/2015 3:51:51 PM PDT · by VinL · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/29/2015 | Al Weaver
    Sen. Ted Cruz continued his line of attack Monday against Chief Justice John Roberts’ opinion upholding Obamacare subsidies, saying that he took off his umpire mask and “put on an Obama jersey” with the ruling. In an appearance on “The Hugh Hewitt Show,” Cruz told the host that the two Obamacare rulings Roberts made will “go down as some of the most political decisions” in the history of the Supreme Court. The comments come on the heels of Cruz telling Sean Hannity on Friday that the ruling, along with the ruling making same-sex marriage legal nationwide, marked “some of the...
  • Bill Nye Tells the Kids There Are Too Many of Us

    06/29/2015 5:22:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 52 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | 6/29/15 | Dave Blount
    Bill Nye, the liberal establishment’s cartoonish Pseudoscience Guy, packages progressive ideology in childish goofiness so as to render it less menacing as he preaches disproven global warming theory to kids young enough to take it at face value. Although his attempts to implant fear of “climate change” are laughable, his underlying message should make your hair stand on end: “Climate change is a real deal everybody…“Now back in 1750 there were about one-and-a-half billion people in the world. Well today there is 7.2 going on 7.3 billion people. Well that’s the problem. There’s billions of people breathing and burning the...
  • What Will LBGT-Friendly Laws Mean for Medicine?

    06/29/2015 2:12:09 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Aletelia ^ | June 22, 2015 | MICHAEL COOK
    With same-sex marriage and the transformation of Bruce Jenner into Caitlyn Jenner in the world headlines, it’s time to ask what LGBT bioethics would look like. Timothy Murphy, of the University of Illinois College of Medicine, foreshadows some of the major themes in the journal Bioethics. Bioethics benefits. “Bioethics is better than it would otherwise have been, because people queer in their sexual interests and identities have challenged misconceived concepts of health and disease, challenged obstacles to access and equity in healthcare, and forced attention to professional standards in clinical care, among other things.” Defending LGBT parenting. To show that the battle...
  • Bishop Strickland’s Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Decision

    06/29/2015 2:10:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Diocese of Tyler ^ | 6/26/2015 | Joseph Edward Strickland
    Joseph Edward StricklandBy the Grace of God and the Apostolic SeeBishop of TylerTO THE PRIESTS, DEACONS, CONSECRATED RELIGIOUS AND CATHOLIC FAITHFUL OF THE DIOCESE OF TYLER, OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF OTHER FAITH TRADITIONS, AND ALL PEOPLE OF GOOD WILL IN THE THIRTY-THREE COUNTIES OF NORTHEAST TEXAS THAT MAKE UP THE DIOCESE OF TYLER:On the morning of June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down a 5-4 decision establishing the legal right of two individuals of the same sex to legally marry in all 50 states. By doing so, the Court has acted in contradiction to...
  • Court clears way for birth control access

    06/29/2015 1:49:52 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 18 replies
    ScotusBlog.com ^ | 6-29-2015 | Lyle Denniston
    Continuing to make sure that female employees and students have access to birth control, but that religious non-profit organizations where those women work or study do not have to provide it, the Supreme Court took action Monday on a case that is developing for next Term. In a two-page order, the Court turned aside requests by Roman Catholic colleges, charities, and other non-profits in Pennsylvania to keep on hold a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, rejecting those groups’ challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate.   Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., had temporarily put that...
  • Sowell: Supreme Court Disasters

    06/29/2015 1:17:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 30, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    Many people are looking at the recent Supreme Court decisions about ObamaCare and same-sex marriage in terms of whether they think these are good or bad policies. That is certainly a legitimate concern, for both those who favor those policies and those who oppose them. But there is a deeper and more long-lasting impact of these decisions that raise the question whether we are still living in America, where "we the people" are supposed to decide what kind of society we want, not have our betters impose their notions on us. The Constitution of the United States says that the...
  • Supreme Court Blocks Texas Abortion Law

    06/29/2015 12:45:21 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 94 replies
    Via Fox The Supreme Court blocks Texas restrictions on abortions.
  • Pope: Marriage between man and woman is threatened by gender ideology

    06/08/2015 4:02:18 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 10 replies
    https://www.lifesitenews.com ^ | June 8, 2015 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    This morning Pope Francis told the bishops of Puerto Rico, in Rome on their ad limina visit, that the beauty of marriage between man and woman is threatened by the ideology of gender. He also urged them to emphasize family pastoral ministry in order to counteract serious social problems resulting from the assault on traditional family values. Noting that "so-called gender ideology" is challenging the complementarity between a man and a woman under the guise of seeking a more just society, the Holy Father said, "Let me to draw your attention to the value and beauty of marriage. The differences...
  • Obama Takes ACA Victory Tour to Tennessee, Where 28,000 Lost Insurance Coverage

    06/29/2015 10:26:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    The Supreme Court gave President Obama a reason to be giddy about the status of his signature health care legislation on Friday, upholding Obamacare subsidies for individuals living in states without state based Obamacare exchanges. He promptly held a presser at the White House, beaming that the Affordable Care Act was “here to stay.” Now, it appears he’s taking his victory tour to Tennessee. Rep. Diane Black (R-TN), a former nurse, suggested that maybe the president should have done a little research before choosing her state to promote his pride and joy. “During his visit to Tennessee, perhaps President Obama...
  • Market Tanking - Any Correlation With the Judgement We Can Now Expect? [Vanity]

    06/29/2015 11:35:44 AM PDT · by fwdude · 53 replies
    self-published | 06/29/15 | fwdude
    At last check the market (DJI) was down 254 points after a steady decline throughout the day. US Treasury yields down 14 basis points. I know, the Greek crisis. But Who orchestrates these events beyond our understanding?
  • Most disturbing impact of SCOTUS rulings: They’ve made the federal government the 51st state

    06/29/2015 10:12:21 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/29/15 | Herman Cain
    Trashing the Tenth Amendment. Let’s refresh our memories about exactly what the Tenth Amendment says: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. That is not ambiguous. If the Constitution doesn’t expressly grant the federal government a power or expressly prohibit the states from exercising that same power, then the states and not the federal government have that power. But in both the ObamaCare ruling and the gay marriage ruling last week, the Supreme Court ruled as if the Tenth...
  • Having Dispensed With God, Leftists Now Aim for Christians

    06/29/2015 10:11:57 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 18 replies
    http://patriotpost.us ^ | June 29, 2015 | Robin Smith
    1-2-3-4-5. Five leftist lawyers, currently abusing their authority as Supreme Court Justices, unleashed their activism upon the U.S. Constitution Friday and created a non-existent right to same-sex marriage. The Fourteenth Amendment may provide equal protection under the law, but by applying it to expand the definition of marriage the Court has created a constitutional crisis in America. The First and Tenth Amendments, which respectively promise freedom of individual religion and award jurisdiction to the States of all powers not enumerated in the Constitution, have now been placed in direct conflict with the Fourteenth Amendment. “Love Wins”? Not here it doesn’t,...
  • Obama sheds cool style for 'fearless' final lap in office

    06/29/2015 10:30:22 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6-29-2015 | Roberta Rampton, Richard Cowan and Steve Holland
    Barack Obama has reached the stage of his presidency where if he wants to break out in song publicly, as he did with “Amazing Grace” in a eulogy on Friday, then he’s going to do it. With a year-and-a-half left in office, Obama is shedding some of his trademark “no drama” style for a looser approach, admitting that he feels more fearless and liberated. It may also be in recognition that he has few big-ticket policy achievements left to enjoy in polarized Washington as the end of his two-term presidency approaches. In a remarkable week for the president, a victory...
  • Gays will launch their long dreamed of attack on the Catholic Church demanding marriage by priests

    06/29/2015 8:48:27 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 76 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/29/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    It is my deepest wish that none of the following should ever happen, but logic says it will. The Supreme Court has taken its place at the head of the charge to destroy the Roman Catholic Church in America. Under all the impassioned arguments about “love winning out” the leering minions of hate and lies have won a major victory. Now they can gather their forces to attack their real enemy, the one that has always been the unspoken target: The Roman Catholic Church in America. For all its faults and self-inflicted damage, the Catholic Church in America is still...
  • Judge Blocks Ban on Dismemberment Abortions [semi-satire]

    06/29/2015 9:17:41 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 June 2015 | John Semmens
    In Kansas, Shawnee County District Court Judge Larry Hendricks issued an order blocking that state’s ban on abortions carried out by tearing the baby limb-from-limb while still in the womb. The Judge’s order came in response to a lawsuit filed by the New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights on behalf of Dr. Herbert Hodes and Dr. Traci Nauser—a father-daughter team of abortionists. “To allow this law to go into effect while the matter is being litigated would deprive the plaintiffs of their livelihood,” Hendricks said. “It would inflict irreparable harm and injury to their recognized right to ply their trade.”...
  • ACLU: We’re only interested in protecting some civil rights

    06/27/2015 3:00:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 27, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    Come on. How many will truly be surprised to see the American Civil Liberties Union backpedal away from an enumerated civil right in the Constitution, now that the cognoscenti considers it a form of bigotry? I feel so old. I remember when the ACLU was a civil liberties organization. http://t.co/oe1EiYAXja— James Taranto (@jamestaranto) June 27, 2015 @Popehat @Lorienen @ACLU well now that Christians use it the ACLU can't support it— Clarence Whorley (@ClarenceWhorley) June 27, 2015 The organization that once went to court to ensure that the American Nazi Party could parade through Skokie, Illinois in an exercise of free...
  • Pregnant Student Gives Pro-Lifers 3 Days to Donate $1 Million to Unborn Baby or Else She'll Abort

    06/29/2015 7:57:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/28/2015 | Samuel Smith
    A website claiming to have been created by a 26-year-old pregnant woman, who intends to have an abortion on July 10, has issued a challenge to pro-life donors, stating that if they want to save her unborn baby's life, they must donate $1 million in three days through the website or else she will have the abortion. On a website called ProLifeandAntiWoman.com, the alleged pregnant graduate student writes that she's seven-weeks pregnant and has "every intention of having an abortion," but is giving the "157 million Americans that identify as pro-life" the chance to prevent it. The student explains that...
  • America's Most Biblically-Hostile U. S. President

    06/29/2015 6:29:27 AM PDT · by rhema · 18 replies
    Wallbuilders ^ | 6/16/15 | David Barton
    When one observes President Obama’s unwillingness to accommodate America’s four-century long religious conscience protection through his attempts to require Catholics to go against their own doctrines and beliefs, one is tempted to say that he is anti-Catholic. But that characterization would not be correct. Although he has recently singled out Catholics, he has equally targeted traditional Protestant beliefs over the past four years. So since he has attacked Catholics and Protestants, one is tempted to say that he is anti-Christian. But that, too, would be inaccurate. He has been equally disrespectful in his appalling treatment of religious Jews in general...
  • Pro-choice activist: abortion is about the right to “play God”

    06/28/2015 7:03:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    clinicquotes.com ^ | June 27, 2015 | Sarah Terzo
    Pro-choice activist Ellen Willis, whom the book Women of Color and the Reproductive Rights Movement describes as a “well-known feminist journalist,” was interviewed in 1996. She said that her early abortion rights work was about: “asserting autonomy and subjecthood; it was about the right to have sex, play God, to bring life into the world.” Jennifer Nelson Women of Color and the Reproductive Rights Movement (New York: New York University Press, 2003) 3
  • Abortion is pro-life, not violence, says pastor

    06/28/2015 6:36:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies
    clinicquotes.com ^ | June 28, 2015 | Sarah Terzo
    “Because the fetus feels no pain, a function of the brain as yet undeveloped, and the woman acts under her own will and conscience, it is still not violence to a human being.… It is not enough to say that abortion is not violent. Abortion is a positive decision and not a lesser evil. It gives women control over their lives, their fertility, their education, their vocations, and their responsibility to their families, and is therefore profamily and pro-life.” Pro-choice Methodist pastor John M Swomley John M Swomley Compulsory Pregnancy: the War against American Women (Amherst, New York: Humanist Press,...
  • Pope's activism sets stage for awkward visit to Capitol Hill

    06/28/2015 12:04:45 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 28, 2015 | Devin Henry
    Congressional Republicans say they are ready to welcome Pope Francis to Capitol Hill this fall — even if he uses part of his speech to challenge them on issues like climate change or income inequality.Francis’s climate change encyclical last week was just the latest example of his willingness to wade into contentious political debates, often with positions that seem to fall on the liberal side of the spectrum. ADVERTISEMENT The pope’s nods to progressive politics have put some Republicans in an awkward spot. While many are Catholic and conservative, they are loath to be seen as criticizing the head of...
  • Pope Francis Recruits Naomi Klein in Climate Change Battle

    06/28/2015 11:32:07 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 68 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 6/27/15 | Rosie Scammell
    Social activist ‘surprised but delighted’ to join top cardinal in high-level environment conference at the Vatican She is one of the world’s most high-profile social activists and a ferocious critic of 21st-century capitalism. He is one of the pope’s most senior aides and a professor of climate change economics. But this week the secular radical will join forces with the Catholic cardinal in the latest move by Pope Francis to shift the debate on global warming. Naomi Klein and Cardinal Peter Turkson are to lead a high-level conference on the environment, bringing together churchmen, scientists and activists to debate climate...
  • Lesbian Wisconsin Senator: First Amendment Makes Clear Christians Must Participate In Gay Weddings

    06/28/2015 12:18:09 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 166 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | June 28, 2015 | Spit Stixx
    What she’s saying is that the First Amendment means that you can believe in your heart and mind what you want, but you can’t act on it without federal permission, as far as religion goes. As to her point about a religious objection to providing medical care, Christianity doesn’t allow for letting gays die by refusing them medical care, so that’s a red herring. Big difference between refusing to participate in a wedding and depraved heart manslaughter by refusing to save a life. “Certainly the first amendment says that in institutions of faith that there is absolute power to, you...
  • Overthrow The Judicial Dictatorship

    06/28/2015 11:26:15 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 107 replies
    America's Survival ^ | Jun 27, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    Commentators have missed the real significance of Justice Antonin Scalia’s dissent in the gay marriage case. He calls the decision a judicial “Putsch,” an attempt to overthrow a form of government—ours. His dissent, joined by Justice Clarence Thomas, was written “to call attention to this Court’s threat to American democracy.” Scalia understands the power and meaning of words and he chose the word “putsch” for a specific purpose. Hence, Scalia is saying this was not only a blatant power grab and the creation of a “right” that does not exist, but a decision that depends on public ignorance about what...
  • BRISTOL PALIN STRIKES BACK: ‘THIS PREGNANCY WAS ACTUALLY PLANNED

    06/28/2015 12:21:22 PM PDT · by Bratch · 167 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | July 28, 2015 | SARAH RUMPF
    In response to the chorus of critics who attacked her after she announced she was pregnant, Bristol Palin posted a follow up blog post titled “My Little Blessing,” affirming her strong pro-life beliefs and clarifying some of the misrepresentations being made about her. [...] “None of us are perfect,” she continued, before explaining that the baby had been planned with her former fiance before the relationship ended: I made a mistake, but it’s not the mistake all these giddy a$$holes have loved to assume. This pregnancy was actually planned. Everyone knows I wanted more kids, to have a bigger family. Believing I was...
  • Vikings' Josh Robinson Compares Gay Marriage to Incest and Pedophilia

    06/28/2015 9:54:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Eonline ^ | 06/28/2015 | Brett Malec
    Cue the backlash!Following this morning's history-making Supreme Court Decision on marriage equality, Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson took to Twitter to condemn gay marriage in a series of homophobic tweets. He event compared marriage equality to incest and pedophilia."Love is love? So what will we say when the 30yr old loves YOUR 10 year old. When the dad loves HIS 6 year old? It's different? Yea okay!" the 24-year-old football star wrote Friday. "The day one person makes that stand, some may support, but many will say that's sick! That day I will say ‘hypocrites.'""When did we start defining a word...
  • Marie Stopes doctor and nurses 'bungled woman's abortion then sent her home despite....

    06/28/2015 9:49:20 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 19 June 2015 | Euan McLelland For MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Marie Stopes doctor and nurses 'bungled woman's abortion then sent her home despite symptoms of internal bleeding that killed her just hours later' A doctor and two nurses appeared in court today charged with the manslaughter of a pregnant woman who died from massive blood loss following a bungled abortion. Aisha Chithira, 32, had travelled from Dublin to a west London branch of the Marie Stopes clinic for the procedure on January 21, 2012 and collapsed hours later in a taxi in Slough, Berkshire. The cause of her death was given as 'extensive internal bleeding' following the abortion,...