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  • Whites who adopted black children rally to disprove Democrat’s racially charged abortion comments

    04/12/2014 9:27:16 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 14 replies
    lifesitenews ^ | Apr 10, 2014 | Ben Johnson
    MONTGOMERY, AL, April 10, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – More than 100 people rallied at the Alabama State House in Montgomery yesterday afternoon to disprove a Democrat's controversial remarks that whites do not adopt black children and prefer to see interracial babies aborted. In March, state Rep. Alvin Holmes, D-Montgomery, said during a debate over a fetal heartbeat bill that “99 percent of the whites who are sitting in here now, if their daughter got pregnant by a black man, they are going to make their daughter have an abortion. They ain't gonna let her have the baby.” In the same March...
  • Abandoned 27 years ago, ‘Burger King Baby’ finds mother

    03/27/2014 4:05:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    /thegazette.com ^ | 26 March 2014 | 3:26 pm | DANIEL KELLEY
    A woman abandoned as a newborn 27 years ago in an Allentown, Pennsylvania, fast-food restaurant bathroom has been reunited with her birth mother after a social media blitz, local media reported on Wednesday. Katheryn Deprill, left in the Burger King bathroom only hours after she was born, met her birth mother on Monday in a lawyer’s office, she told WFMZ television in an interview. Deprill said her birth mother, who she did not identify, recounted getting pregnant after being raped while on a trip abroad and giving birth in her childhood bedroom at the age of 17. Her parents did...
  • 3 children found starving, 1 chained to floor in California home (of lesbian couple)

    03/22/2014 3:35:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 22, 2014
    <p>SALINAS, Calif. –  Three starving children -- including one who was chained to the floor to prevent her from getting food -- were found last month in the squalid home of a Northern California couple, authorities said.</p> <p>All three -- two boys and a girl -- were taken into protective custody, and one was hospitalized, Monterey County Sheriff Scott Miller said Friday.</p>
  • 2 Women Arrested in Monterey County After 3 Children Found Starving, 1 Chained

    03/22/2014 1:42:13 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 20 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Saturday, Mar 22, 2014 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    Deputies responding to a Salinas, Calif., home on March 14 to investigate child neglect allegations found three starved and abused children, one chained to the floor. During the investigation, deputies found very little food in the house, which they described as “cluttered and dirty.” The deputies found three children - an 8-year-old girl, a 5-year-old boy and a 3-year-old boy - who they said exhibited signs of physical and emotional abuse. The suspects, Eraca Dawn Craig, 31, and Christian Jessica Deanda, 44, were arrested for numerous child abuse-related cases.
  • Russia Bans Belgium From Adopting Kids Because They May be Euthanized

    03/20/2014 1:15:28 AM PDT · by kathsua · 26 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 3/19/14 | Alex Schadenberg
    Cheryl Eckstein, the leader of the Compassionate Healthcare Network sent out an important news story from Russia concerning Belgium extending euthanasia to children. The Voice of Russia reported on March 9, 2014 stated that: Russian officials have come up with a proposal to ban child adoption by citizens of countries where child euthanasia is permissible. The report states: Russian MPs have proposed to put a ban on child adoption by citizens of countries where the euthanasia of underage children is allowed. A lawyer, Larisa Pavlova, the Chairwoman of the board of Directors of the Parents Committee (a public organization) shares...
  • Growing Up With Two Moms: The Untold Children’s View

    03/19/2014 5:30:46 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 20 replies
    The Public Discourse ^ | 8-6-2012 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    The children of same-sex couples have a tough road ahead of them—I know, because I have been there. The last thing we should do is make them feel guilty if the strain gets to them and they feel strange.
  • Poll: Should NJ pass a bill allowing adopted people to obtain birth certificates?

    03/11/2014 6:25:22 PM PDT · by Coleus · 25 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | 02.13.2014
    Should New Jersey lawmakers pass a bill that would allow adopted people to obtain their original birth certificates, revealing their biological parents' identity? On Monday, a state Assembly panel approved the measure, which would allow an adopted adult or an adoptive parent on a child's behalf to request his or her birth certificate from the state Health Department. It's the latest bill to tackle the issue. Similar measures have failed for more than three decades. Gov. Chris Christie conditionally vetoed a version in 2011, saying he would support a compromise that allowed a confidential intermediary to search for natural parents....
  • Russia Signs New Gay Adoption Law (Same sex couple not allowed to adopt)

    02/13/2014 7:10:45 AM PST · by Innovative · 45 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb 13, 2014 | Paul Sonne
    Full title: Russia Signs New Gay Adoption Law Same-Sex Couples From Countries Where Marriage Legal Not Allowed to Adopt Russia banned adoptions by single people from countries where same-sex marriage is legal on Thursday, bringing the new measure into law in the middle of a Winter Olympics already steeped in controversy over Russian antigay policies. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed the decree, which was posted on the Russian government's official website on Thursday. The decree reiterates a ban on adoptions by same-sex couples who are in unions "recognized as marriages and registered in accordance with the...
  • What Adopting a Child from Africa Taught Me about America

    02/07/2014 7:14:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/07/2014 | By Jonathan Wakefield
    About a year and a half ago, my wife and I flew to Ethiopia and returned to America with our newly adopted son, Amare -- the only black member of our now family of five. We expected his new brothers and extended family, our friends, church, and neighbors to embrace and love him, and they didn't disappoint us. We did not know what to expect, however, from the general American public. We were optimistic that it would go well, but in our educational sessions about adopting internationally, some focused on the prejudices we would encounter upon our return. We were...
  • 11% of conservatives and 10% of liberals with adopted or stepchildren live in mixed-race households

    01/31/2014 11:43:53 PM PST · by chessplayer · 18 replies
    Among the 11 percent is tea-party favorite Tim Huelskamp, although as Ace notes, on Twitter that’s only further evidence of Huelskamp’s racism. If you’re into persecuting minorities, there’s no deeper deep cover than adopting kids who are minorities. It just proves how far you’re willing to go for the cause. This is interesting work by Jim Lindgren but it won’t change a single mind. Republican racism is a “political fact” whether or not it’s an actual one. Coming soon to MSNBC: “Whopping 89 percent of conservatives with step- or adopted kids have no family members from other races.”
  • Planned Parenthood Did 1 Adoption Referral Per 149 Abortions

    01/14/2014 12:08:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 13, 2014 - 5:04 PM | Barbara Boland
    In its latest annual report, released in December, Planned Parenthood says it did 327,166 abortion procedures in the course of one year and 2,197 adoption referrals. That works out to approximately 149 abortions for each adoption referral. The data comes from an accounting of “patient care” Planned Parenthood says its “affiliate health centers” did in the year that ran from Oct. 1, 2011 to Sept. 30, 2012. …
  • It’s Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature: Florida Ruling on Gay Adoptions Denies the Obvious

    09/24/2010 5:14:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 9/24/2010 | Msgr Charles Pope
    We live in strange times. On the one hand there is the marketing of “natural” and “organic” food. Processed foods and products are bad, natural and organic ones are good. Free range chicken, grass fed cattle etc. Nothing “unnatural” should enter the body. Or so the logic and marketing goes.But when it comes to human sexuality and also the raising of kids, apparently, nature has to go. Many women take unhealthy and artificial pills to drastically alter their hormonal system and become chemically sterile. Or artificial barriers are used to unnaturally hinder the sexual act for its natural end. Perfectly...
  • Liberals Believe That White Conservatives Should Not Adopt Black Children

    01/06/2014 8:02:24 AM PST · by ComtedeMaistre · 55 replies
    The recent media controversy over the MSNBC anchor who criticized Romney for adopting a black baby, reflects how liberals view white conservatives. Liberals believe that white conservatives should not be raising children at all, including their own biological children. When white conservatives adopt black children, they view it as a form of child abuse. White conservatives are seen by liberals as haters of blacks, and that they will teach their black babies to hate blacks. That attitude may seem funny to conservatives, but the liberals are serious. One blog commented on this issue: http://godfatherpolitics.com/12835/conservatives-permitted-adopt-black-babies/
  • MSNBC host offers tearful apology to Romneys (Save the tears racist idiot!)

    01/05/2014 5:22:33 AM PST · by tobyhill · 51 replies
    cnn ^ | 1/4/2014 | Conor Finnegan
    MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry made a tearful apology to Mitt Romney’s family on her show Saturday, after she and a panel poked fun at a photo of the former Republican presidential candidate with his wife and 21 grandchildren by zeroing in on his adopted African-American grandson. "Whatever the intent was, the reality is that the segment proceeded in a way that was offensive, and showing the photo in that context, of that segment, was poor judgment. So without reservation or qualification, I apologize to the Romney family," said the anchor at the open of her show, "Melissa Harris-Perry." Harris-Perry became...
  • MSNBC host apologizes for jokes about Romney baby(yep, our Melissa Harris Perry)

    12/31/2013 10:10:53 PM PST · by sickoflibs · 30 replies
    AOL .com ^ | Dec 31, 2013 | AOL
    An MSNBC host is apologizing to Mitt Romney's family after she and guests on her show joked about a Christmas picture that showed the 2012 Republican presidential candidate's adopted, African-American grandson. Melissa Harris-Perry said Tuesday her intention was to celebrate diversity, but the segment took an unexpected and offensive turn. The photo shows infant Kieran Romney with his grandparents and their 21 other grandchildren, all of them white. One guest on her Sunday show, actress Pia Glenn, sang 'one of these things just isn't the same.' Comedian Dean Obeidallah, said it 'sums up the diversity of the Republican party.' Harris-Perry...
  • MSNBC Panel Mocks Romney's Adopted Black Grandchild; Apologies Follow

    12/31/2013 9:49:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 31, 2013 | Tim Graham
    MSNBC weekend host Melissa Harris-Perry lined up a panel of alleged comedians to mock the Christmas picture Mitt Romney posted on Twitter. In a segment with the on-screen question "What's So Funny About 2013?" Harris-Perry announced: “This is the Romney family. And, of course, there on Governor Romney’s knee is his adopted grandson, who is an African-American, an adopted African-American child, Kieran Romney.” To which comedian and actress Pia Glenn sang the old Sesame Street ditty “One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just isn’t the same … “And that little baby, front and...
  • MSNBC Host Apologizes To Romney Family After Mocking Mitt Romney's Black Grandchild

    12/31/2013 6:40:19 AM PST · by Carbonsteel · 114 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/31/2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry offered an apology to the Romney family on Tuesday after a panel on her show mocked the fact that one of Mitt Romney's grandchildren was black. On Sunday's "Melissa Harris-Perry" show, Harris-Perry led a panel in discussing the "Photos of the Year," which included a Romney family Christmas photo. In the photo, Romney is seen holding his adopted grandchild, Kieran, who is black.
  • MSNBC Host Apologizes To Romney Family After Mocking Mitt Romney's Black Grandchild

    12/31/2013 8:43:50 AM PST · by MarkBsnr · 32 replies
    Business Insider ^ | DEC. 31, 2013 | BRETT LOGIURATO
    MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry offered an apology to the Romney family on Tuesday after a panel on her show mocked the fact that one of Mitt Romney's grandchildren is black. On Sunday's "Melissa Harris-Perry" show, Harris-Perry led a panel in discussing the "Photos of the Year," which included a Romney family Christmas photo. In the photo, Romney is seen holding his adopted grandchild, Kieran, who is black. During the segment, guest panelist Pia Glenn sang, "One of these things is not like the others! One of these things just isn't the same," a reference to Kieran. "And that little baby,...
  • MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry apologizes for attack on Mitt Romney's adopted black grandson

    12/31/2013 8:16:43 AM PST · by Biggirl · 57 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | December 31, 2013 | Leslie Larson
    MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry apologized Tuesday for openly mocking Mitt Romney's black adopted grandson, after Sarah Palin led the chorus of conservatives who criticized the cable news host. The Romney family Christmas card was among the items featured in the "2013: The year in political ridiculousness" segment on the cable news show Sunday.
  • MSNBC Host Makes Fun of Mitt Romney’s Black Grandson

    12/31/2013 1:47:29 AM PST · by lbryce · 45 replies
    The Wrap ^ | December 20, 2013 | LA Ross
    Host of eponymous “Melissa Harris-Perry Show” is under fire for making the race of Romney’s adopted grandson a punchline. MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry concluded the “What’s So Funny About 2013?” segment of her Sunday show with a chorus of laughter at the black grandson pictured in former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s family Christmas photo. The chuckles were directed at baby Kieran – who was adopted by Romney’s son Ben and his wife Andelynne in September. Also read: The Year in Cable News: Bashir, Baldwin Exits Cap Year of Turmoil for MSNBC “One of these things is not like the others,...
  • Pope Francis 'shocked' by gay adoption. Will Time take back its Person of the Year award?

    12/29/2013 3:53:28 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 29 replies
    The Telegraph (U.K.) Blog ^ | December 29th, 2013 | Damian Thompson
    So just how gay-friendly is Pope Francis? Consider this. In his Christmas sermon, Bishop Charles Scicluna of Malta condemned adoption by same-sex couples. He insisted that God's own son was raised by a man and a woman, and not by two men or two women. How divisive! said the media. But now it turns out that Bishop Scicluna met Pope Francis on December 12. The bishop later told the Times of Malta: “We discussed many aspects… and when I raised the issue that’s worrying me as a bishop [the right for gay couples to adopt] he encouraged me to speak...
  • 30 years for man who let others have sex with son (gay couple adoption)

    12/12/2013 8:59:38 AM PST · by digger48 · 31 replies
    Journal Gazette ^ | December 10, 2013 | Associated Press
    http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20131210/LOCAL06/131219972
  • Liberal Sweden Allows Pedophile Rapist to Adopt Child

    12/01/2013 11:06:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 12/01/2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Call it Adoption Equality. Or the logical endpoint of liberal advocacy on behalf of the oppressed. The man will now be able to adopt, after a review by the municipality’s social affairs committee (socialnämnd) found that his risk of relapse was considered low, with all but one of ten members of the committee voting yes to the man’s application to adopt. Maybe he was just guilty of possessing child pornography. But at least he didn’t actually molest any kids. Surely no society on the planet is so far gone that it would actually allow an active pedophile to adopt...
  • Ohio couple committed crime by returning adopted child, prosecutor says

    11/29/2013 4:25:00 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/27/13
    An Ohio couple committed a crime when they recently gave child welfare officials a 9-year-old boy they raised from infancy, according to a prosecutor, after they said he was displaying aggressive behavior and threatened the family with a knife. Forty-nine-year-old Cleveland Cox and 52-year-old Lisa Cox pleaded not guilty Wednesday in a Butler County court to charges of nonsupport of dependents. **SNIP** Adolfo Olivas, an attorney appointed by the court to protect the boy's interests, has said the emotionally hurt and confused child is now receiving help that the parents should have gotten for him.
  • An Alternative to Abortion. I have a question.

    11/03/2013 4:28:15 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 52 replies
    November 3, 2013 | Nikos1121
    Been reading Charles Krauthammer's new book, and right out of the gate he says something so simple yet so profound, that it really is the key to understanding our world past, present and future. Basically, for a society to thrive, whereby it's people live healthy fruitful lives, and where true prosperity exists in all the arts and sciences, you must first get the politics right. Think about that for a minute. How remarkably true this is, and it applies to all levels of gov't, and where there are rules and controls over our private lives at work and at home....
  • New Pro-Abortion Tactic: Demonize Adoption as Hurting Women and Children

    10/16/2013 10:57:21 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Life news ^ | Kathy Ostrowski
    Andrea Grimes, writing at RH reality check, a pro-abortion blog, has issued a clarion call to forestall a Texas proposal that would require three hours of adoption counseling prior to any abortion. Her plan? Undermine pro-lifers’ “hold” on the issue by “exposing” adoption as a corrupt, woman-coercing, money-making cartel! But to come up with such a counter-factual, counter-intuitive slur, Grimes must set up several egregiously false claims: that adoption “is not an alternative to abortion, but rather an alternative to parenting”; and that adoption victimizes both the mother and child. The first premise is artificial—that “pregnant people” [her absurd term]...
  • Christian Foster Parents Unwelcome In Massachusetts

    10/02/2013 2:03:54 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 25 replies
    During recent comments to members of the Boston Bar Association, officials from the Department of Children and Families indicated that Massachusetts will no longer allow individuals with conservative social values to raise foster children. In a video of the address, recruitment officer Michelle Gordon described “new expectations” of foster parents, explaining that the DCF is in the process of “weeding out some of this passiveness and sort of destructive behaviors that are occurring.” Gay rights activist Erika Rickard, who serves on the Commission on LGBT Youth, claimed that two in every 10 foster children are gay. As a result, she...
  • Romney Family Adopts Baby: Immediately Slammed By Liberal Media (#23 grandchild)

    09/24/2013 4:54:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 53 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 9/24/13 | Michael Miller
    MItt Romney’s son Ben Romney and his wife Andelynne have joyously adopted a new baby boy. His name is Kieran James. There’s only one problem in the eyes of liberals: Kieran is black. The attack is on. Here’s an example: Romney Family Joins Hollywood Craze of Adopting Black Babies, Meet Kieran James Romney. It appears that the good folks at hinterlandgazette.com aren’t overjoyed: “[H]is family caught the Hollywood fever — adopting a black baby. I won’t hate. I believe it’s a great thing that this child is getting a shot at having a decent life. You have to admit, Kieran...
  • Superdads! Couple adopts 14 kids from foster care (Gay Couple)

    09/23/2013 6:01:37 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 46 replies
    Today NBC ^ | September 23, 2013 | Jasmin Aline Persch
    Steven and Roger Ham couldn’t have predicted they’d one day foot a $1,500 monthly grocery bill, drive a 15-passenger van, and do four loads of laundry a day — but that’s what life now looks like for the couple, as they raise more than one dozen kids from the foster care system. “It was never our intent to adopt 14 children,” Steven Ham told TODAY.com, of the parenting journey that started a decade ago. When the Hams first set out to adopt, they excitedly formed a mental picture of their future child: the one baby they'd bring into their home....
  • US senator calls Russia's Astakhov 'An Ass'.

    09/22/2013 9:59:08 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 29 replies
    rian ^ | September 20, 2013
    WASHINGTON, September 20 (By RIA Novosti) – A US Senator and leading voice on the tangled and thorny topic of international child adoption said this week Russia is doing “a great disservice to itself” by raising parentless children in institutions, but expressed little hope that Moscow’s ban on adoptions of Russian children by American parents would be lifted anytime soon. "Every doctor knows how harmful institutional care is to children. It affects their emotional, mental, and physical development," said Sen. Mary Landrieu, herself the mother of two adopted children. "What I really want to say to the people of Russia...
  • Chinese Mum Lied to Daughter That She Was Adopted to 'Encourage her Independence'

    09/15/2013 12:35:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Mirror ^ | 9/14 | David Raven
    When Shen feared her daughter Cheng Cheng was becoming 'spoilt and arrogant' she tried a controversial parenting techniqueA Chinese mother lied to her daughter for 13 years saying that she was adopted to give her 'more independence'. The mum, known only as Shen, married into a wealthy family and had a child called Cheng Cheng. But Shen struggled while bringing her daughter up and thought she was becoming spoilt and arrogant, Chinese media claim. So instead of disciplining her, Shen thought it would be a good idea to try a new parenting technique. She told Cheng Cheng when she was...
  • Americans use the Internet to abandon children adopted abroad

    09/09/2013 10:55:23 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 35 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Sep 9, 2013 | Reuters
    KIEL (WISCONSIN) : Todd and Melissa Puchalla struggled more than two years to raise Quita, the troubled teenager they'd adopted from Liberia. When they decided to give up the 16-year-old, they found new parents to take her in less than two days - by posting an ad on the internet. Nicole and Calvin Eason, an Illinois couple in their 30s, responded quickly. In emails, Nicole Eason assured Melissa Puchalla that she could handle the girl. "People that are around me think I am awesome with kids," Eason wrote. A few weeks later, on Oct. 4, 2008, the Puchallas drove from...
  • Americans use the Internet to abandon children adopted from overseas

    09/09/2013 9:23:41 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9-9-13 | Meghan Towhey
    When a Liberian girl proves too much for her parents, they advertise her online and give her to a couple they’ve never met. Days later, she goes missing. KIEL, Wisconsin – Todd and Melissa Puchalla struggled for more than two years to raise Quita, the troubled teenager they'd adopted from Liberia. When they decided to give her up, they found new parents to take her in less than two days – by posting an ad on the Internet. Nicole and Calvin Eason, an Illinois couple in their 30s, saw the ad and a picture of the smiling 16-year-old. They were...
  • Adopted girl says mother forced her to dig her own grave

    09/09/2013 6:09:18 AM PDT · by don-o · 31 replies
    NBC and Reuters ^ | Monica Alba, Kate Snow and Mark Schone
    A Tennessee woman says that when her adoptive parents gave her away to new parents at age 14, she and 17 other adoptive kids in her “nightmarish” new home were sometimes forced to dig their own “graves” in the backyard and scrub the floor with toothbrushes. “’Get out and go dig your own grave,” Nora Gateley, now 26, says her new mother told her. “’I don’t care if you die. Nobody will find you. You were not even here in the first place.” Advertise | AdChoices Americans have adopted nearly a quarter million children from overseas since the late 1990s,...
  • The Story Behind Russian’s Gay Adoption Ban

    08/26/2013 6:31:28 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 10 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | July 26, 2013 | by Anne Hendershott
    . Mark Newton (right) and Peter Truong with their adopted son in Cairns, Australia. (photo source: Brisbanetimes.com.au) During the same month that U. S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy was issuing his opinion that the Defense of Marriage Act “humiliated tens of thousands of children now being raised by same-sex couples,” Russia’s House of Parliament voted unanimously to ban the adoption of Russian children by same-sex couples from abroad. The House also voted to forbid single people who are citizens or permanent residents of countries that allow same sex marriage to become adoptive parents or legal guardians of Russian children....
  • Mystery of girl, 15, who was only reported missing by her brother...and not her parents...

    08/09/2013 8:33:16 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Mail online ^ | Snejana Farberov
    FULL TITLE: Mystery of girl, 15, who was only reported missing by her brother - and not her parents - TWO YEARS after she was last seen Police in North Carolina say the adoptive parents of a 15-year-old girl missing since 2011 did not report her disappearance for two years - and now they are refusing to cooperate with the investigation. Erica Lynn Parsons was reported missing by her 19-year-old brother last week after she was last seen leaving the Salisbury home of her parents in November 2011. An attorney hired by Erica's adoptive parents, Casey and Sandy Parsons, claimed...
  • Texas Democrat Wants Mandatory Adoption Class

    08/08/2013 11:40:02 AM PDT · by Twotone · 13 replies
    American Spectator ^ | August 8, 2013 | Claire Healey
    Sen. Eddie Lucio, the only Democrat in the Texas state senate to support the new law banning abortions after 20 weeks of gestation, says he’ll continue to push for a requirement for women to complete an adoption course before having an abortion. Lucio first proposed the measure in July. The Texas legislature is in a special third session due to failure to pass a transportation bill. If Lucio’s proposal isn’t added to the agenda, which it isn’t likely to be, he said he will refile his bill early in the 2015 session. In 2007, there were only 1,302 infant adoptions...
  • Calif. couple charged in Qatar with 8-year-old daughter's death

    08/06/2013 9:29:40 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 10 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | August 6, 2013 | Associated Press
    A married couple from Los Angeles have been jailed in the Middle East on a charge of murder with intent and are being accused of starving their 8-year-old daughter to death, according to a coalition of groups that are working on the case from the U.S. and trying to draw publicity to what they say are unjust arrests.
  • Democrat tries to put new twist on Texas abortion bill

    08/03/2013 1:05:17 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 21 replies
    Austin Statesman via Sacramento Bee ^ | Aug. 2, 2013 | CHUCK LINDELL
    <p>AUSTIN, Texas -- When he filed an abortion-related bill with only one day remaining in the recently completed second special session, Texas state Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. was hoping to make a statement, not change the law - at least not right away.</p>
  • Rhode Island Governor Vetoes Pro-Life, Pro-Adoption License Plate Measure

    07/20/2013 12:04:03 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 21 replies
    The New American ^ | 7-20-13 | Dave Bohon
    Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee (shown) has vetoed a bill that would have authorized the state to offer a “Choose Life” license plate to raise funds for a faith-based crisis pregnancy center in the state. The governor cited the First Amendment's supposed separation of church and state mandate that he insisted prohibited the state government from involving itself in such a campaign. The measure, which was approved by the Democrat-controlled state legislature earlier this month, would have allowed half of the $40 cost of the vehicle plates to go to Providence-based CareNet, a Christian crisis pregnancy center. Supporters said the...
  • Hundreds of couples plea for chance to adopt Down Syndrome child

    07/11/2013 8:20:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/11/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Allahpundit mentioned this story in his post last night, but it’s worth a post of its own. In a world where the dominant culture divides children into the wanted and undesired for the convenience of others, it’s worth noting when a news story demonstrates the power of hope, love, and life: A Virginia church says it has received hundreds of calls from people around the world offering to adopt an unborn child with Down syndrome who otherwise would have been aborted.After the unborn child came to the attention of Rev. Thomas Vander Woude of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Gainesville,...
  • Baby Died Five Years After Botched Abortion, Injections in Her Head Failed (Tiller victim)

    07/02/2013 3:20:17 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Life News ^ | July 2, 2013 | Cheryl Sullenger
    In July of 1993, a 15-year old mother was brought to Women’s Health Care Services to abort her little girl in the late stages of pregnancy. In fact, so far advanced was the pregnancy that the baby was already in position for delivery.Not having yet perfected his induction method of abortion, according to accounts, Tiller “injected the baby’s head, in two places, the left side of her forehead above the eyebrow and at the base of the skull, with Potassium Chloride, leaving permanent burn marks and needle track scars.”When the young mother returned the next day for the actual abortion...
  • Nearly 70 percent of adoption credit claims were audited by IRS, report finds

    06/18/2013 5:09:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/17/2013 | By Joshua Rhett Miller
    Add another item to the list of red flags that may get you audited: Adopting a child. The Internal Revenue Service mishandled tax returns of adoptive families, flagging for further review 90 percent of those who claimed the adoption tax credit for the 2012 filing season. And a report by the federal agency’s Taxpayer Advocate Service also found that nearly 70 percent of adoptive families — more than 35,000 — had at least a partial audit of their tax return. By contrast, just one percent of all returns are audited. "The IRS's misguided procedures, and its failure to adequately adjust...
  • Scottish Catholic adoption agency threatened with closure over gay adoption

    06/13/2013 8:38:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Life site ^ | Hilary White
    GLASGOW, June 12, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Another British Catholic adoption agency is being threatened with closure by the government for refusing to toe the government’s line of support for the homosexualist political agenda. St. Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society, associated with the Catholic archdiocese of Glasgow, has lost a ruling in its argument with the Scottish government’s charity regulator, which is demanding the charity drop its policy of adopting only to mothers and fathers who have been married for at least two years. The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) has found St. Margaret’s in violation of the...
  • Woman Puts Her Three-Year-Old Son Up for Adoption on Craigslist

    05/29/2013 1:54:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A Texas woman is not going to receive a Mother of the Year award. Instead she may receive prison time for placing her three-year-old son for adoption on Craigslist, the online marketplace. From a report by KHOU-TV in Houston: A 29-year-old mother who suffers from depression and anxiety says she placed a public ad offering to give her 3-year-old son up for adoption because she was off her meds, according to Houston police. Stephanie Christine Redus was charged with advertising for placement of a child; a misdemeanor. Police ran across a Craigslist ad seeking a good home for a 3-year-old....
  • Nearly 70% of Adoption Credit Claims Were Audited by IRS

    05/24/2013 12:08:02 PM PDT · by LyinLibs · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/24/2013 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Add another item to the list of red flags that may get you audited: Adopting a child. The Internal Revenue Service mishandled tax returns of adoptive families, flagging for further review 90% of those who claimed the adoption tax credit for the 2012 filing season. And a report by the federal agency’s Taxpayer Advocate Service also found that nearly 70% of adoptive families — more than 35,000 — had at least a partial audit of their tax return. By contrast, just one percent of all returns are audited.
  • IRS Morality: Defend Planned Parenthood, Deluge Adoptive Families with Audits

    05/23/2013 7:28:52 AM PDT · by keats5 · 26 replies
    www.nationalreview.com ^ | 5/22/2013 | David French
    Earlier this week, in a feeble attempt at humor on Facebook, I posted: “If you haven’t been audited by the IRS during the Obama administration, can you even call yourself a conservative?” Given the scale of the abuses, I should probably just shorten it and say, “Only RINOs don’t get audited.” My wife and I got audited in 2011, with the IRS examining every inch of our adoption the previous year. The process was painful, but we got through it, and our refund may have been adjusted by a few dollars (the amount of the adjustment was so small, I...
  • U.S. Democrats target crisis pregnancy centers with new bill

    05/22/2013 8:12:58 AM PDT · by topher · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Tue May 21, 2013 19:16 EST | Kirsten Andersen
    WASHINGTON, D.C., May 21, 2013 (LifeSiteNews) – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) has introduced a bill aimed at marginalizing Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs), which serve women facing unexpected pregnancies with counseling and factual information about parenthood, adoption and abortion. CPCs also offer practical support for women who choose to parent, such as baby equipment, formula, diapers and clothing. H.R. 2030, which Maloney named the “Stop Deceptive Advertising for Women's Services Act,” orders the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to create regulations restricting CPCs’ advertising practices. The wording of the bill is minimal, leaving the details to be hammered out by the bureaucracy...
  • US couple sues over adopted son's sex-assignment surgery

    05/14/2013 7:18:06 PM PDT · by posterchild · 25 replies
    Reuters via news.yahoo.com ^ | Tues May 14, 2013 | Colleen Jenkins
    WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (Reuters) - A South Carolina couple sued doctors and state social workers on Tuesday for subjecting a 16-month-old child born with both male and female genitalia to what they say was medically unnecessary and irreversible sex-assignment surgery while the toddler was in foster care. The state and federal lawsuits - believed by the couple's lawyers to be the first of their kind in the United States - argue that doctors should not have performed surgery to make the child's body appear to be female when they knew they could not predict how gender would develop. The child,...
  • Cleveland Kidnap Victim Wants to Reunite With Son Conceived in Gang Rape

    05/13/2013 11:06:32 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | Lisa Graas
    Cleveland, OH (LiveActionNews) — Kidnap and rape victim Amanda Berry is a recent high-profile example of a woman’s love for a child conceived in rape. Her fellow kidnap and rape victim, Michelle Knight, is reportedly another example. Michelle’s brother Freddie tells the New York Daily News that Michelle wants to be reunited with the son she had before she was abducted by Castro. He was born after Michelle was gang-raped by boys at school prior to her abduction. “She was a delightful girl, outgoing,” Deborah Knight, 62, told the Daily News. “She was very helpful. We just had a lot...