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  • DNCC ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS FOR DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION IN PHILADELPHIA

    07/26/2016 11:18:28 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 4 replies
    eurweb.com ^ | July 24, 2016
    *PHILADELPHIA – The Democratic National Convention Committee announced additional speakers who will address the Democratic National Convention being held in Philadelphia from July 25 to July 28. Additional speakers will continue to be announced throughout the convention... [SNIP] Tuesday, July 26Democratic National Committee Vice Chair of Voter Registration and Participation Donna Brazile Former State Senator Jason Carter (Georgia) House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (California) and the Democratic Women of the House Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Cecile RichardsWednesday, July 27Congressman GK Butterfield and members of the Congressional Black Caucus Congresswoman Judy Chu (California) and members of the Congressional Asian Pacific...
  • Prosecutors give up on felonies against baby body-parts investigators

    07/26/2016 11:00:05 AM PDT · by amorphous · 3 replies
    WND ^ | 26 July 2016 | Bob Unruh
    Felony counts that had been filed by a “rogue” prosecutor in Texas against two investigators who in 2015 released videos uncovering the baby body-parts trade of Planned Parenthood have been dismissed by a judge. The prosecutor, who had been the target of outrage when the charges against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt were filed last winter, asked for the dismissal on Tuesday, and the request quickly was granted by the judge in the case. The videos revealed Planned Parenthood executives explaining how they could adjust abortion procedures to save the body parts requested by the undercover videographers, who were posing...
  • The Abortion-ization of the Democratic Party

    07/26/2016 10:58:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Kristan Hawkins
    When I was in grade school, I often played at nights and on the weekends with a boy who lived a couple of houses from me. We would ride bikes, play video games, the usual stuff. But during the school day, I noticed he was always mean to me if I approached him when he was hanging out with his friends. I asked him about it once and he told me we were like “secret” friends. I was a girl and straight-A student and he was a jock so I guess in his mind we didn’t mix. That was the...
  • How Democrats Came to Embrace Taxpayer-Funded Abortions

    07/26/2016 5:39:58 AM PDT · by milton23 · 4 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/25/16 | Fred Lucas
    President Barack Obama signed an executive order in 2010 applying the Hyde Amendment, which bans taxpayer funding of most abortions, to Obamacare. Five years later, the White House referred to the Hyde Amendment while defending taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood. Now, the Democrats’ party platform is calling for repeal of the measure. According to a new poll, Americans are solidly opposed to public funding of abortion, including nearly half of voters who support abortion rights, and at least four out of 10 Democrats.
  • My mother was advised to abort me, says Cardinal Burke in new book

    07/25/2016 3:45:01 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | July 25, 2016
    The cardinal said the devil tries to sow doubt in Catholics' minds about defending human life publicly Cardinal Raymond Burke has revealed that his mother was advised to abort him.In a new book-length interview with the French journalist Guillaume d’Alançon, Cardinal Burke says that when his mother was pregnant with him, she became seriously ill and a doctor advised her to have an abortion.According to Cardinal Burke, the doctor said: “You already have five children, it is important for you to be in good health so as to take care of them”.“My parents refused,” says the cardinal, who is now chaplain...
  • Pro-life prisoner of conscience Mary Wagner arrested on Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

    07/24/2016 9:13:29 PM PDT · by Cronos · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 14 December 2015 | Lianne Laurence
    Pro-life prisoner of conscience Mary Wagner appeared at College Park court Monday, following her arrest Saturday at an abortion center in the heart of Toronto’s trendy Bloor West Village. The slender, dark-haired 41-year-old entered the Bloor West Village Women’s Clinic, located on the fourth floor of an office building at 2425 Bloor Street, shortly after 9:00 a.m. on December 12, carrying pro-life pamphlets in a bag also filled with red roses. At about 11:30, Constables Emma Morley and Jason Keegan of Toronto Police Service 11 Division escorted Wagner from the building, and warned her that if she returned to the...
  • No mention of abortion [Catholic Caucus]

    07/24/2016 8:57:53 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    California Catholic Daily ^ | July 23, 2016 | John Reynolds
    Brian Levin, a gay marriage advocate, is a featured speaker at the “Being Salt and Life of the Earth” conference hosted by the San Bernardino Diocese (photo (immediately below, from Twitter) A California Catholic Daily exclusive by John Reynolds: The Department of Life, Liberty and Justice, a ministry of the San Bernardino diocese under Bishop Gerald Barnes, has announced a controversial free event — a conference focusing on “Being Salt and Life of the Earth,” on Wednesday, September 28. The featured speaker is Brian Levin, who teaches criminal justice at Cal State San Bernardino and is director of the university’s...
  • Pro-life group urges Dems to 'defend unborn children'

    07/23/2016 1:24:00 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 6 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 07/23/2016 | Julia Terruso,
    --SNIP-- Clenard Childress of LEARN, an African-American, evangelical, pro-life group, said it is hypocritical for Planned Parenthood to stand with Black Lives Matter, given the number of African Americans "targeted by the abortion industry." "You're a hypocrite unless you deal with the 1,700 African American children killed each day by abortion," he said. Gosnell's Women's Medical Society clinic at 3801 Lancaster Ave., was the scene of gruesome late-term abortions performed on women, many of them poor and minority, for years before authorities shut it down in 2011. Gosnell was charged with eight counts of murder
  • An exceptional man: Vietnamese man adopts unwanted children to save them from abortion

    07/23/2016 1:49:37 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 12 replies
    Life Site ^ | 6/11/16 | Jonathon Van Maren
    Tong Phuoc Phuc is an exceptional man, with an exceptional way of dealing with the rampant abortion rate in Vietnam: He adopts the unwanted children. Over fifty of them so far, to be exact. In Vietnam, abortion is common and practiced at nearly every hospital. Faced with often crippling poverty, women often choose abortion—over 114,000 of them every single year. Faced with the reality that many of these women do not know where to turn and a severe shortage of shelters for pregnant women, Phuc has opened the doors of his home to any mother who needs care and needs...
  • Pope’s climate encyclical ‘made possible’ passage of pro-abortion SDGs: UN leader [Catholic Caucus]

    07/22/2016 2:04:29 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 22, 2016 | Lianne Laurence
    Pope Francis reaffirmed the Vatican’s support for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at a June pontifical conference on human trafficking that featured an address by abortion and population control advocate Jeffrey Sachs. “We can also count an important and decisive collaboration with the United Nations,” the Holy Father told the Judges Summit Against Human Trafficking and Organized Crime, organized by the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. Added the pope: “I am grateful for the fact that the representatives of the 193 UN member states unanimously approved the new Sustainable Development Goals.” In his turn, Sachs, a Harvard-educated economist, bestselling...
  • Vatican Watch...The Vatican’s ‘Greatest Supporter’ and Collaborator

    07/19/2016 6:27:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Remant Newspaper ^ | July 19, 2016 | Elizabeth Yore
    Be forewarned. This photo (immediately below) speaks volumes about this papacy and its collaborators. Know them by the radical company they keep. Clout affords him heightened access to the Pope, as he sits prominently at the speaker’s dais when Pope Francis addresses the Pontifical Academy’s Human Trafficking Judicial Conference in early June 2016. He smiles and listens as Francis acknowledges and thanks “a number of prestigious external collaborators—to whom I offer my heartfelt thanks—have engaged in important activities in defense of human dignity and freedom in our day.” He nods knowingly because he ranks foremost as the Pope’s ‘prestigious external...
  • ‘The View’ Crew Cry ‘Incompetence’ and ‘Misogyny’ Against Mike Pence (Pro-aborts)

    07/19/2016 12:30:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | July 19, 2016 | Kristine Marsh
    On Monday’s The View, the liberal co-hosts predictably attacked Trump’s VP pick Mike Pence for not being liberal enough. Co-hosts Joy Behar and CNN’s Sunny Hostin led the charge, claiming that Pence was “incompetent” for his views on everything from global warming to “women’s rights.” Their treatment of Pence was polar opposite of how Behar and Hostin gushed over possible Clinton VP pick Elizabeth Warren on the show just a few weeks ago. The panel began by joking about how "awkward" the Trump-Pence interview with CBS’ 60 Minutes was before Behar and Hostin aimed their targets on Pence. Jedediah Bila...
  • Six Indiana Planned Parenthood clinics to close as patient numbers plummet

    07/18/2016 5:47:05 PM PDT · by Coleus · 17 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 07.15.16 | Lisa Bourne
    Six Indiana Planned Parenthood facilities are set to close by the end of this year, beginning with its Muncie location shuttering today, and its Terre Haute facility next Friday, July 20.  Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) is “restructuring to better serve patients” the abortion giant announced Thursday.  In addition to Muncie and Terre Haute, the Valparaiso site will close July 21, according to the announcement; the Fishers location on July 26; Avon is closing August 30; and East Chicago will cease operations by December 15. The latter four sites are expected to merge with other PPINK locales “with...
  • Dems challenge allegations against UNM (NM -Univ. buys fetal parts for research)

    07/15/2016 9:32:14 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 4 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 14, 2016 | Michael Coleman
    WASHINGTON – U.S. House Democrats are pushing back against a Tennessee Republican’s request that Attorney General Hector Balderas consider criminal charges stemming from fetal tissue research at the University of New Mexico, while House Republicans renewed allegations Thursday that fetal tissue researchers and abortion clinics are also breaking federal law. Last month, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., chairwoman of the House Select Committee on Infant Lives, wrote a letter to Balderas asking him to investigate whether the University of New Mexico and an Albuquerque abortion provider broke a state law when they transferred aborted fetuses for research. This week, Democrats on...
  • Rev. Dr. Katherine Ragsdale ("Abortion providers are saints.")

    07/14/2016 5:48:51 PM PDT · by NRx · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | 07-16-2009 | Rev. Katherine Ragsdale
    This is one of the most disturbing videos I have ever seen. Any "church" that would permit a member of their clergy to make this sort of address and not face instant dismissal is apostate.
  • GOP Platform Committee Calls for Defunding of Planned Parenthood

    07/13/2016 10:31:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 13, 2016 | 9:57 AM EDT | Barbara Hollingsworth
    The Republican Party’s Platform Committee adopted a draft document Tuesday that not only recognizes the unborn child’s “fundamental right to life,” but also calls for defunding Planned Parenthood and states that the GOP will “not fund or subsidize health care which includes abortion coverage.” The draft platform still has to be adopted by the full GOP Convention, which will be held in Cleveland next week. The Platform Committee, which was chaired by Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) — who has a 100 percent pro-life voting record, according to the National Right to Life Committee — and dominated by social conservatives, adopted...
  • Jimmy Carter: Jesus would approve gay ‘marriage’ and some abortions (Video)

    07/12/2016 1:15:35 PM PDT · by PROCON · 88 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | July 8, 2016 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., July 8, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – WWJD – What Would Jesus Do? – became a national catchphrase, inviting people to model their lives after Christ. Former President Jimmy Carter thinks he knows how the Nazarene would approach two hot-button issues of today. “I believe Jesus would approve of gay marriage,” Carter said this week in an interview with HuffPost Live. And he believes Jesus would approve abortion in the cases of rape and incest. Carter told interviewer Marc Lamont Hill, “I never have run across any really serious conflicts between my political obligations and my religious faith.” When Hill...
  • If Trump Picks This Guy for VP, It’s All Over For Him

    07/11/2016 7:46:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 156 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | July 11, 2016 | Gary DeMar
    “U.S. won’t ‘collapse’ because of same-sex marriage and abortion.” — Lt. General Michael Flynn Evangelicals are already reluctant to vote for Trump. The only thing that’s giving many of them pause is seeing Hillary Clinton sworn in as President in January 2017. I view Trump as a way to rid our nation of the Clintons once and for all. We may actually end up with a working Congress if Trump is elected. That’s a good thing. No one will be able to pull either the race or woman card when Congress opposes something unconstitutional Trump does. Trump could blow any...
  • Fatima visionary predicted 'final battle' would be over marriage, family [Catholic Caucus]

    07/08/2016 1:14:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | July 8, 2016
    Sister Lucia dos Santos, one of the three children who witnessed the Marian apparitions at Fatima, died in 2005. But before her death, she predicted that the final battle between Christ and Satan would be over marriage and the family. So says Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, who reports that the visionary sent him a letter with this prediction when he was Archbishop of Bologna, Italy. This reported statement by Sister Lucia, expressed during the pontificate of Saint John Paul II, was recently revisited by the Desde la Fe (From the Faith) weekly of the Archdiocese of Mexico, in the midst of...
  • Director Affleck Casts Literal Bible Believers as 'Neanderthals'

    06/08/2007 7:56:31 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 70 replies · 2,342+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As NewsBuster Geoffrey Dickens has noted, Ben Affleck appeared on yesterday evening's edition of Hardball. And while it's true that the actor/director/Dem activist offered a generally innocuous analysis, he did manage to engage in a bit of religious bigotry. Affleck's foul foray arose in the course of his discussion of the way the various Republican candidates have dealt with the issue of evolution and creationism. Talk turned to the former governor of Arkansas. BEN AFFLECK: I think Huckabee actually framed his position in a much less dramatic way than had been made out. Which was he said it could...
  • Top Trump VP candidate on abortion: “I think women have to be able to choose”

    07/10/2016 4:55:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 10, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Is it fair to call him the frontrunner? Yesterday’s splashy WaPo story about Flynn’s rise through the VP ranks didn’t use that word specifically, but it sure made it sound like he’s the guy Trump is looking at most closely right now. He’s a Democrat, pro-choice, and apparently a friendly acquaintance of Vladimir Putin. He’ll fit right in. After weeks of focusing on a group of current and former elected officials in his search for a running mate, Donald Trump is increasingly intrigued by the idea of tapping retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn to project strength and know-how on...
  • Gen. Flynn on Abortion: 'Woman Have to Be Able to Choose'

    07/10/2016 7:58:25 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 76 replies
    ABC This Week ^ | July 10, 2016
    Possible Trump VP pick Gen. Michael Flynn on abortion: "Woman have to be able to choose." #ThisWeek
  • House to Vote on Conscience Protection Next Week

    07/09/2016 4:04:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2016 | Congressman Joe Pitts
    Millions of Americans have a profound concern over abortion – they understand it as the killing of an innocent unborn child – which is a very serious matter. Federal laws have protected conscientious objections to such taking of innocent life over many years, ever since Roe v. Wade. Americans fundamentally understand that since Roe v. Wade, abortion is legal, but they also understand that some people have a right not to be involved in abortions— and that their conscience rights are what need further protection. Thomas Jefferson wrote, “[n]o provision in our Constitution ought to be dearer to man than...
  • Meet the Leftist Reverend Behind the Dallas Black Lives Matter Protest

    07/08/2016 9:56:04 AM PDT · by maggief · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 8, 2016 | Jen Lawrence
    The lead organizer of the Dallas protest where snipers opened fire on police officers has made several disturbing comments on his social media. A Breitbart News review of Jeff Hood’s internet footprint revealed regular posts about the apocalypse, violent retribution to police, and Hood even recently posted about the 2013 death of a self proclaimed “social justice warrior” who committed suicide by lighting himself on fire in front of a shopping mall in Texas. Video of Hood speaking on camera just after the attack surfaced on social media where Hood talks about “leading the protest” (snip) Reverend Hood closely follows...
  • Iowa Planned Parenthood Knew Patients' Privacy Was Vulnerable 10 Days Before Acting

    07/07/2016 9:18:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    pregnancyhelpnews.com ^ | July 7, 2016 | Jay Hobbs
    It seems tougher by the hour for Planned Parenthood to rationalize its long-held motto, “Care. No Matter What.” That steep task just got harder this week, amid revelations that a shuttered Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Iowa broke client confidentiality by leaving behind personal health information (PHI) records for over 2,500 of its former clients. In early May, a Dubuque office affiliated with Planned Parenthood of the Heartland completed the sale of its property to Clarity Clinic, a local pregnancy help organization, and left behind a closet full of patient files that took Planned Parenthood staff 10 days to come...
  • Congress July 6, 2016 - Another unconstitutional bill passed by House

    07/07/2016 3:42:10 PM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 26 replies
    Compleat Advocate ^ | July 7, 2016 | Steve Schulin, America's Party
    ... Our Constitution specifies that no person shall be deprived of their life without due process. So the bill's provisions allowing abortions to be performed without any due process is on its face unconstitutional. The Supreme Court, in Roe opinion, opined that the unborn child is not a person. That's a legal fiction. When Roe opinion was written, it was commonly thought that before you or I became human, we went through various stages of biological development. "Ontogeny recapitulates Phylogeny" was the popular phrase taught to schoolchildren as scientific fact -- that we each start as a tadpole-like creature and...
  • After Medical Marijuana Legalized, Medicare Prescriptions Drop For Many Drugs

    07/06/2016 7:19:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    npr ^ | 07/06/2016
    Prescription drug prices continue to climb, putting the pinch on consumers. Some older Americans appear to be seeking an alternative to mainstream medicines that has become easier to get legally in many parts of the country. Just ask Cheech and Chong. Research published Wednesday found that states that legalized medical marijuana — which is sometimes recommended for symptoms like chronic pain, anxiety or depression — saw declines in the number of Medicare prescriptions for drugs used to treat those conditions and a dip in spending by Medicare Part D, which covers the cost on prescription medications. Because the prescriptions for...
  • Court Strikes Down Obama Health Care Rule on Insurance Standards

    07/05/2016 6:50:58 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 5, 2016 | ROBERT PEAR
    WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court has ruled that consumers must be allowed to buy certain types of health insurance that do not meet the stringent standards of the Affordable Care Act, deciding that the administration had gone beyond the terms of federal law. The court struck down a rule issued by the Obama administration that barred the sale of such insurance as a separate stand-alone product. “Disagreeing with Congress’s expressly codified policy choices isn’t a luxury administrative agencies enjoy,” the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said on Friday in a decision that criticized...
  • Should Pharmacists Have Religious Freedom?(Lib VS Non-Lib)

    07/03/2016 1:12:33 PM PDT · by Mark · 15 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 7/3/16 | Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis
    Opinions Lib vs non lib(Weekly debates in paper) The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a case involving religious freedom and the pharmacy profession. This lets stand a Washington state law requiring pharmacies to dispense all federally approved drugs — including so-called morning-after birth control pills that some pharmacists object to for religious reasons. Was this the right decision? What are the proper limits to religious freedom? Contorted logic ------------------------- Ben BoychukThe wrong job? Let’s get one thing straight: Religious freedom isn’t a hall pass from the obligations of citizenship. If you don’t want to be a pharmacist who...
  • No-Gun List? How About a No-Abort List?

    07/02/2016 5:37:00 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/2/16 | Jonah Goldberg
    The federal government needs to compile a list of women who shouldn’t be allowed to get abortions. The criteria for getting on the list must be flexible. If an official at, say, the NIH or FBI think that a woman should be a mother for some reason or other, he or she can block an abortion. Maybe the woman has great genes or a high IQ or the sorts of financial resources we need in parents. Let’s leave that decision where it belongs: in the hands of the government.
  • Elite NYC school teaching kindergartners about 'white privilege'

    07/02/2016 4:19:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 2, 2016 | Paul Sperry
    An elite Manhattan school is teaching white students as young as 6 that they’re born racist and should feel guilty benefiting from “white privilege,” while heaping praise and cupcakes on their black peers. Administrators at the Bank Street School for Children on the Upper West Side claim it’s a novel approach to fighting discrimination, and that several other private New York schools are doing it, but even liberal parents aren’t buying it. They complain the K-8 school of 430 kids is separating whites in classes where they’re made to feel awful about their “whiteness,” and all the “kids of color”...
  • The Left's Different Approach to Rights That It Opposes

    07/01/2016 10:13:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    I have an idea. The federal government needs to compile a list of women who shouldn't be allowed to get abortions. The criteria for getting on the list must be flexible. If an official at, say, the NIH or FBI think that a woman should be a mother for some reason or other, he or she can block an abortion. Maybe the woman has great genes or a high IQ or the sorts of financial resources we need in parents. Let's leave that decision where it belongs: in the hands of the government. Heck, there's really no reason even to...
  • We're Evil! Get it?: Pro-abortion humor is lacking in irony

    06/30/2016 7:05:21 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 10 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | June 30, 2016 | Daniel Clark
    We're Evil! Get It?: Pro-abortion humor is lacking in irony by Daniel Clark San Diego abortionist Robert Santella decided to have some fun with a young protestor named Zephaniah Mel outside his clinic one day, so he walked up and breathed directly into Mel's face while growling demonically, with just inches between the two. "Stinky breath," he explained, while holding out a cup of coffee for Mel’s camera phone to see. Then, he reached out with a pair of scissors in his other hand, as if he were threatening to stab Mel in the neck with them. With Santella continuing...
  • University website declares pro-life views a form of assault

    06/30/2016 11:07:50 AM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 22 replies
    The Extract ^ | June 28, 2016
    Leftist views have increasingly dominated American college campuses to the point that many universities now consider the mere mention of conservative values an aggressive act that warrants counseling. One page on the official website of Virginia’s Longwood University, however, shows just how cloistered liberals have become in the realm of higher education. A slideshow on the college’s Diversity and Inclusion Resources page includes numerous social justice buzzwords, including a denouncement of so-called “invalidations.”
  • Abortion Clinic Sold “Whole Brains” of Aborted Babies for Students at Summer Camp to Dissect

    06/29/2016 8:31:32 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 15 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    In one of the most disturbing pieces of evidence yet, a U.S. Congressional panel found that an abortion facility may have provided aborted babies’ brains to a summer camp for youth in New Mexico. The horrific detail was part of a larger body of evidence that the U.S. Congressional Select Panel on Infant Lives sent to the New Mexico Attorney General this week. The evidence indicates that the University of New Mexico and the Southwestern Women’s Options abortion clinic may have broken a state law that prohibits the gifting of aborted babies’ body parts. Included in the evidence were sections...
  • Alvin Toffler, 'Future Shock' Author Who Predicted Disconnection of Modern World, Dies at 87

    06/29/2016 10:45:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    NBC News ^ | JUN 29 2016 | Alex Johnson
    Alvin Toffler, the far-seeing futurist who predicted humanity's rising anxiety with digital and technological progress in his hugely influential 1970 book "Future Shock," has died at the age of 87, his consulting company confirmed Wednesday. Toffler — who is also credited with having coined the term "information overload" to describe people's struggle to keep up with exponentially expanding data — died Monday night at his home in Los Angeles, Toffler Associates said in a statement it released at the request of Toffler's widow, Heidi Toffler. No cause of death was given. Alvin Toffler during a talk at the Astrobiology Roadmap...
  • Trump Gains with ‘Highly Religious’ White Protestant Republicans

    06/29/2016 9:11:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    KTIC-AM/FM ^ | June 29, 2016 | ABC News Radio
    Donald Trump has maintained and even increased his favorability numbers among white Protestant Republican voters in the past few weeks, a recent Gallup poll shows. The numbers stand in stark contrast to the latest ABC News-Washington Post poll showing his loss of support in the past few weeks among several other key voting blocs, including Hispanics and African-Americans. The Gallup poll found that Trump’s favorability among “highly religious” white Protestant Republicans increased to 66 percent this month from 57 percent in the window between February and the end of May. The 9-point gain is reflective of attitudes among evangelical Republicans,...
  • A Personal Matter... Concerning a Mother, her Child, and her Doctor

    06/29/2016 11:49:07 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 9 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | June 29, 2016 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    When the modern abortion movement first began, a century ago, Planned Parenthood founder and hero Margaret Sanger was quite clear on her belief in the theory of eugenics. She wanted to reduce the numbers of undesirable people in America (you know, all those “other” races and ethnicities), and abortion was the easiest way that sprung to mind. But it didn’t catch on; it was too extreme. So, when a renewed effort for legalization of abortion really kicked into high gear in the 1960s, it was couched in a mantle of compassion instead. “Since people will get abortions anyway,” we were...
  • ABC Swoons Over Abortion Activists After SCOTUS Ruling; 'It’s a Party Right Here!'

    06/29/2016 11:36:48 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 24 replies
    MRC Newsbusters ^ | June 27, 2016 | Curtis Houck
    ABC was the last of the “big three” networks to break in Monday morning with the Supreme Court’s ruling striking down a pro-life Texas law, but they didn’t hold back their approval as the assembled cast of smiling correspondents hailed the “fairly sweeping decision” and expressed glee at the “party right here” by abortion activists “lining up since 4:00 am. to witness this moment.” Chief anchor and Clinton Foundation donor George Stephanopoulos broke in at 10:20 a.m. Eastern to announce “breaking news from the Supreme Court closing at its term with what could be the most important abortion case in...
  • Christians Can No Longer Be Pharmacists

    06/29/2016 10:31:17 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 22 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | June 28, 2016 | Rod dreher
    The US Supreme Court today denied to hear a case involving pharmacists in Washington state who, for religious reasons, declined to dispense RU-486Plan B, the “morning-after pill,” which causes abortion. Effectively this means that Christian pharmacists who refuse to sell drugs that intend to exterminate life in the womb cannot work in the new society. More: The Supreme Court will not review Washington state’s requirement that pharmacies dispense emergency contraceptives to women, prompting a complaint from conservative justices that it was an “ominous sign” for religious liberty. Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. issued a sharp dissent Tuesday to the court’s...
  • A Disastrous Court Decision on Abortion

    06/29/2016 5:19:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | Star Parker
    The Supreme Court's decision, striking down the Texas abortion law signed by Governor Rick Perry in 2013, is but the latest example of the lost, confused, sick nation we have become. In the words of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, "A country I do not recognize." The Court, in an opinion written by Justice Stephen Breyer, found unconstitutional the two contested provisions of the Texas law -- that physicians performing an abortion have "admitting privileges" at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic and that facilities where abortions are performed must meet the standards of an "ambulatory surgical center."...
  • For evangelicals, the question has become: Which is a worse sin, abortion or racism?

    06/28/2016 11:59:42 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 27, 2016 | Michelle Boorstein
    Monday’s Supreme Court ruling tossing Texas abortion restrictions puts a massive spotlight on the new debate pressing evangelicals: Which is a worse sin, racism or abortion? For decades, abortion has been the mother of all deciding issues for evangelicals, who make up about a quarter of the U.S. population and are strongly opposed. But in the 2016 race, with Donald Trump’s unusually incendiary comments about race, culture and religion, this second issue is becoming increasingly sacred. This question of how to deal with Hillary Clinton’s robust support for abortion rights along with Trump’s challenging of the place of minorities is...
  • Zika, Abortion, and Population Control: The Hype and the Real Danger

    06/28/2016 12:38:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Megan Toombs
    The Zika virus has caused massive concern bordering on panic across a significant portion of the globe. Women are worried sick that their children could be born with birth defects, worries that are being heightened by some health agencies’ advice to avoid pregnancy during the Zika outbreak. But if experts are advising women not to get pregnant, what are already pregnant women to do? A recent study reports a 36–108 percent increase in abortions in Latin American countries with a Zika health advisory despite abortion’s being condemned morally by the Catholic Church, and illegal or restricted in many countries. The...
  • Useless Hand-Wringing over Abortion Ruling

    06/28/2016 12:48:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Marc Newman
    The leadership of our nation is committed to the continuance of abortion: a violent act that kills a defenseless human being. This is nothing new; it's been going on since Roe v Wade and Doe v Bolton. It's been going on under Democrat administrations and under Republican administrations. For many legislators (and justices under review), "pro-life" is nothing more than a check box that they tick in order to win the votes of a particular constituency. Once in office, they do little or nothing to protect the lives of the unborn -- because, as long as the unborn remain out...
  • SCOTUS tosses Texas abortion law, designed to prevent more Kermit Gosnell butcher shops

    06/28/2016 10:54:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/28/18 | Dan Calabrese
    Even basic sanitary requirements are too much for the pro-aborts to accept With Anthony Kennedy joining the four Justices who are always liberal (as opposed to Kennedy’s liberal-when-he-feels-like-it approach to interpreting the law), the Supreme Court tossed out the very modest Texas abortion restrictions that simply required abortion clinics to meet the same safety requirements as every other medical clinic, including doctors who are sufficiently credentialed to be able to admit patients at local hospitals. These restrictions were put in place to prevent more Kermit Gosnell-style butcher shops from springing to life. But you can forget that. Any restriction on...
  • Abortionist Complains More Women are Not Able to Abort Their Babies

    06/28/2016 10:53:04 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Erin King lives in Missouri, but she travels across the border to Illinois every day to work as an abortionist. King wrote a column for the Riverfront Times this week criticizing the Missouri legislature for passing laws to protect women and babies from abuses in the abortion industry. She laments how Missouri is not like Illinois, which has very few restrictions on abortion. King criticizes the pro-life laws in Missouri, and even blasts Missouri’s parental consent requirement, which mandates that girls under age 18 receive at least one parent’s permission to have an abortion. The common sense law has wide...
  • Texas may not restore lost abortion clinics despite ruling

    06/28/2016 8:53:54 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 41 replies
    PhillyVoice ^ | June 28, 2016 | Paul J. Weber
    AUSTIN, Texas — Long wait times for abortions and lengthy drives to clinics are likely to continue in Texas for months and maybe years despite the U.S. Supreme Court striking down restrictions that since 2013 have drastically reduced the number of providers statewide. Texas lost more than half of its 41 abortion clinics in the three years since former Republican Gov. Rick Perry signed a sweeping anti-abortion law that justices largely dismantled in a 5-3 ruling Monday. The decision amounted to the Supreme Court's strongest defense of abortion rights in a generation and could imperil similar restrictions in other states....
  • Sandra Fluke: “Next Fight” for Abortion Activists is Forcing Americans to Pay for Abortions

    06/28/2016 9:49:56 AM PDT · by Morgana · 49 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    The pro-abortion movement received a massive victory from the Supreme Court yesterday in striking down common sense regulations on abortion clinics to ensure they protect women’s health. After leaving women’s hung out to dry, what’s the next step for abortion advocates? According to abortion activist Sandra Fluke, the next step is forcing Americans to pay for abortions. Fluke outlined a number of scenarios in an interview where Americas might be forced to fund abortions — via Medicaid, for abortions for women in the armed forces and forcing Americans to pay for abortions view their health insurance premiums. Here’s more: ALEXANDER:...
  • Supreme Court rejects pharmacists' religious claim

    06/28/2016 8:31:33 AM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 28, 2016 | Reuters/Lawrence Hurley |
    Reuters) - A divided U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected an appeal filed by pharmacists in Washington state who objected on religious grounds to providing emergency contraceptives to women. The justices, with three conservatives dissenting, left in place a July ruling by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that upheld a state regulation that requires pharmacies to deliver all prescribed medicines in a timely manner. Justice Samuel Alito, joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Clarence Thomas, wrote a dissenting opinion saying the court's decision not to hear the case is "an ominous sign." In Washington,...
  • University of New Mexico’s Bioethics Questioned by Congressional Panel

    06/28/2016 8:03:49 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 29, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Perhaps universities should begin teaching ethics again, or at least bioethics. In the course of her investigation into the sale of fetal tissue, illegal under federal law, U. S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-TN, discovered a relationship between the University of New Mexico and a local abortion provider. Rep. Blackburn, who chairs a House Select Investigative Panel, wrote to the attorney general of the state, urging him to investigate further. She cc'd New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez on the letter. The section of the federal code "which forbids the transfer of fetal tissue for valuable consideration" also "requires that safeguards be...