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  • Defunding Planned Parenthood would increase abortions

    08/02/2015 5:32:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 1 replies
    Houston Cronicle ^ | July 31, 2015 | Ruth Marcus
    I have to admit that my first reaction to the Planned Parenthood videos was to cringe and try to avoid the topic. Even for those who support abortion rights, there is a stomach-churning aspect to the surreptitiously taped conversations with Planned Parenthood officials - the cold-blooded discussion, between bites of salad and sips of red wine, of "less crunchy" techniques to obtain specimens, and the precise placement of "graspers" to avoid having to "crush" a valuable body part. If you hear this and fail to squirm, there is something wrong with you. That response is, of course, what the anti-abortion...
  • Catholic Family Wins Against HHS Mandate

    07/25/2015 2:47:13 PM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | July 22, 2015 | Matthew Archbold
    A Catholic politician sued the Obama administration, arguing that as a Catholic he has a right to be able to purchase health insurance that doesn't cover contraceptives, sterilization procedures, and abortifacients. Paul Wieland serves in the Missouri House. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus. He has three daughters, who, because of the actions of the Obama administration, will have access to free contraceptives. “As a parent, it is disturbing,” said Wieland in an older news report. “We value our faith and make a sacrifice to teach our children the faith, to send them to Catholic schools. We...
  • Misappropriated Womanhood (Is Mr. Potato Head now "Potato Head Person"?)

    07/18/2015 1:20:56 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 15 replies
    The Stream ^ | July 17, 2015 | Jennifer Hartline
    I see the liberal, secular feminist and the homosexual/transgender ideologies running smack into each other like bulls. The losers in this bloody clash? There will be many, but lets talk about the most ironic losers: women. Neither ideology respects true femininity and the beauty of womanhood. Both want to empty it of its gift and uniqueness. Both have created a caricature of woman. Both exploit what they find useful about the female body and shun the rest. Both have reduced womanhood to only the parts that serve their agenda. Both the modern, perpetually-contracepting woman and the transgender woman are sterile....
  • Obama Beats Nuns in Birth Control Mandate Court Battle; Fight Not Over, Little Sisters Say

    07/15/2015 8:06:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/15/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    An appeals court has ruled against a Catholic order of nuns in their lawsuit against the Obama administration's birth control mandate. The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday against the Little Sisters of the Poor, concluding that having to fill out a form requesting that an another party provide insurance for contraceptives does not violate the order's religious liberty. "Although we recognize and respect the sincerity of Plaintiffs' beliefs and arguments, we conclude the accommodation scheme relieves Plaintiffs of their obligations under the Mandate and does not substantially burden their religious exercise under RFRA or infringe upon their First...
  • 10th Circuit to Little Sisters of the Poor: You Must Comply with contraception mandate

    07/14/2015 11:03:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/14/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Guess which ObamaCare case will be headed to the Supreme Court next? At least, that’s the option open for the Little Sisters of the Poor and their defense team at The Becket Fund for the restoration of a temporary injunction against compliance with the HHS mandate. The 10th Circuit handed the nuns a defeat this morning, vacating the earlier temporary injunction ordered by a lower court: Moments ago, in a departure from the U.S. Supreme Court’s protection of the Little Sisters of the Poorlast year, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled that the Little Sisters...
  • New Rule Widens Access to Birth Control Regardless of Employers Beliefs

    07/11/2015 9:29:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The ACLU ^ | July 10, 2015
    The federal government today released a new rule to ensure that women will have birth control coverage in their health insurance, even if they work for closely held for-profit companies that have a religious objection to contraception. The rule follows the Supreme Courts decision last year that Hobby Lobby and other closely held corporations could not be required to provide contraceptive coverage to their female employees, even though that coverage is guaranteed under the Affordable Care Act. Todays guidance is a positive development for women denied access to important healthcare in the troubling aftermath of the Hobby Lobby ruling, said...
  • Obama Wont Take No for an Answer, Circumvents the Supreme Courts Hobby Lobby Decision

    07/11/2015 4:48:19 AM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Seasons of Grace ^ | July 10, 2015 | Kathy Schiffer
    The victory was brief. Last year’s Supreme Court victory for Hobby Lobby has little meaning today, because the Obama Administration has just circumvented the law to extend contraceptive benefits to all.And who’s paying for it? Why, you and I, of course, through our tax dollars! By Bryancalabro (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsThe case involving the Green family’s Hobby Lobby stores went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court; and last June, the Court ruled that some private companies can be exempted, on religious grounds, from an Affordable Care Act requirement that employer-sponsored health insurance policies must...
  • Girls should receive contraceptive implants in school before they become sexually active

    07/06/2015 8:49:50 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 28 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/3/15 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    AUCKLAND, NZ, July 3, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Every girl in New Zealand will be put on long-acting reversible contraceptive drugs, delivered through implants or patches, before they become sexually active, if a group of health researchers at New Zealand's Otago University gets its way. "I would imagine, off the top of my head, that it would happen a bit like vaccinations happen," Neil Pickering, a senior bioethics lecturer at the university, told Radio New Zealand report. “It would be a routine thing, and being done through schools would be an obvious way.”Helen Paterson, of the University of Otago's department of women's and...
  • Reactions to the Popes Encyclical on Contraception

    06/11/2015 2:19:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | June 11, 2015 | DALE AHLQUIST
    It is interesting now to look back at the various reactions when the pope issued his encyclical on contraception. I dug up the following, and I think they pretty much speak for themselves. It is hardly necessary to add any comments at all except to say how little things have changed.A leader from an association of Protestant mainline denominations called it “the most important encyclical ever promulgated in the entire history of the papal succession.” He said, “I am glad that this pronouncement is so thoroughly clear-cut and uncompromising.” He was glad that everyone had to be either for...
  • Why young Christians cant grasp our arguments against gay marriage

    05/29/2015 6:00:47 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 67 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/28/15 | John Stonestreet
    May 28, 2015 (BreakPoint.org) -- For five years, Dr. Abigail Rine has been teaching a course on gender theory at George Fox University, an evangelical school in the Quaker tradition.At the beginning of the semester, she tells her students that “they are guaranteed to read something they will find disagreeable, probably even offensive.”Writing at FirstThings.com recently, she related how five years ago it was easy to find readings that challenged and even offended the evangelical college students “considering the secular bent of contemporary gender studies.”But today, things are different. “Students now,” she says, “arrive in my class thoroughly versed in the...
  • The Pill Kills again: Tragedy strikes as 21-year-old dies after 25 days on the pill

    05/28/2015 5:42:25 PM PDT · by Coleus · 27 replies
    All.org ^ | 5.28.15 | Rita Diller
    She died after 25 days on the pill. She was only 21. As in so many blood clot cases caused by birth control, she was misdiagnosed when she went to the hospital struggling to breathe and experiencing pain in her legs and ribs. She was sent home diagnosed with a bruised sternum. Four days later, she collapsed and was rushed to the hospital. On May 14, three days after arriving at the hospital, she was pronounced dead. According to an article in Cosmopolitan, tests revealed a large blood clot on her lung.Her name was Fallan Kurek, and she worked with...
  • The pill and 50 years of misery [the pill kills!]

    05/06/2010 5:01:27 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 39 replies · 866+ views
    RenewAmerica ^ | 5-6-10 | Judie Brown
    Isn't it interesting that as the United States of America approaches the 50th anniversary of this nation's most popular recreational drug, the birth control pill, special interest media is ginning up the presses or in this case, the web sites with all sorts of ideas for the next 50 years. A sampling of what America's birth control worshippers are saying may give one pause to rethink. For example, on May 3, the Los Angeles Biomedical Research institute (LA BioMed) announced "that it has received $1.5 million in grant funding to study a contraceptive for men that uses a...
  • Abortion Pill Kills 1 in 4 Children Aborted Early in U.S.

    07/10/2009 1:20:36 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 41 replies · 1,196+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/10/09 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, D.C., July 10, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - About one out of four children aborted early in America are killed by the abortion pill rather than a surgical procedure, according to an Associated Press report.The report concerns a Planned Parenthood study published in Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine touting the improved safety of a drug used in abortions that is now dissolved orally instead of vaginally - the latter being a technique that is more prone to causing severe and sometimes fatal infections.The chemical abortion method consists of first distributing mifepristone, also known as RU-486, which kills the child...
  • GOP senators call for over-the-counter birth control

    05/27/2015 4:16:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 26, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) is leading a new push to allow women to buy birth control without a prescription, hoping to deliver on one of the biggest promises of his freshman Senate campaign last year.A half-dozen Senate Republicans have signed onto Gardners bill, which would require drug companies that sell contraceptives to file an application to sell their products over the counter. Most other drugs with such a long history of safe and routine use are available for purchase over the counter, and contraception should join them, Gardner wrote in a statement. He said his bill would benefit women in...
  • The long, legal road to marital anarchy

    05/25/2015 6:54:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 24, 2015 | Robert Knight
    As the calendar slips toward the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer, theres a storm cloud hanging over America that will release its thunder in late June. Thats when the U.S. Supreme Court is widely expected to declare a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. We are at a moral precipice. Americas Founders could scarcely have imagined a handful of people in black robes becoming so powerful and arrogant that they could defy natural law with the stroke of a pen. The question is: Will they do it? The drive to radically redefine marriage didnt happen overnight. Its the rotten fruit...
  • CRS (Catholic Relief Services) SMELLS LIKE ROTTEN EGGS

    05/23/2015 11:58:02 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    American Life League ^ | May 22, 2015 | Judie Brown
    Carolyn Woo is the first woman to be president of Catholic Relief Services and the second lay person to do so. CRS has been in existence since 1943. During World War II, the Roman Catholic bishops of the United States established CRS to help war-torn Europe and its refugees recover from this great conflict. While the history of CRS goes on to say that even today, 70 years later, our mission continues to focus on the poor overseas, using the gospel of Jesus Christ as our mandate, something is not ringing quite true. RottenDuring a recent interview, Woo noted that,...
  • Appeals courts shoot down Catholic groups in contraception mandate cases

    05/22/2015 8:59:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/22/2015 | Gabriel Malor
    It was a rough week for Catholic groups arguing that the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act protects them from being forced to facilitate the provision of contraception to their employees in violation of the groups’ religious beliefs. As you might recall, religious liberty won big at the Supreme Court last year, when the court held that forcing religious businesses to provide contraception in their healthcare plans violated RFRA. But there was a second line of cases that I’ve been referring to as the “accommodation cases,” in which religious groups like the Little Sisters of the Poor, Catholic universities like...
  • How The New York Times Undervalues (Catholic) Women

    05/17/2015 7:08:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    federalist ^ | May 12, 2015 | Maureen Collins
    There are a few things that I do not like about being a woman. One of them is being lectured by people like Frank Bruni at The New York Times about how I am oppressed by my Catholic faith. Funny, I never realized it. Brunis article, Catholicism Undervalues Women, has many of the standing up to the patriarchy tropes anyone would expect, with some surprises and glaring factual errors along the way. He begins by wryly mentioning Pope Francis statement about equal pay for women wherein, Bruni says, the pope fashioned himself a feminist. Bruni laughs at this, assuring his...
  • Health Insurers Ordered to Heed Law on Free Contraception Coverage

    05/11/2015 2:10:02 PM PDT · by edwinland · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | MAY 11, 2015 | ROBERT PEAR
    WASHINGTON The Obama administration on Monday put health insurance companies on notice that they must cover all forms of female contraception, including the patch and intrauterine devices, without imposing co-payments or other charges. In the last month, the National Womens Law Center and the Kaiser Family Foundation issued separate reports that found that insurers often flouted a federal requirement to provide free coverage of birth control for women under President Obamas health care law.
  • Key cardinal the family synod: Nothings changing (Cath. teaching on Marriage stays Catholic)

    05/09/2015 4:17:12 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 19 replies
    Crux ^ | May 8, 2015 | Ins San Martn
    A Hungarian cardinal set to play a key role in the upcoming Synod of Bishops on the family suggested Thursday that no change will result from the summit, either on Communion for divorced and civilly remarried Catholics or on broader matters such as contraception.Cardinal Péter Erdő said that talk of revisions on those fronts is the result of “a pressure with no foundation to change Church teaching.” Erdő was the relator — more or less the chairman — of last October’s synod, and will reprise his role this year. It’s an influential post, among other things giving him the chance...
  • We've Already Redefined Marriage, by Accepting Contraception

    05/04/2015 6:14:42 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 95 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | 5/1/15 | Phil Lawler
    In a must-read column for the Wall Street Journal, Rev. Donald Sensing, a Methodist minister from Tennessee, argues that acceptance of same-sex marriage will not cause the degeneration of the institution of marriage; it is the result of it. Understand that Rev. Sensing is not happy with the situation as he sees it. I believe that this state of affairs is contrary to the will of God, he writes. But he argues persuasively that the public understanding of marriage was doomed when society accepted the Pill, and thereby severed the link between marriage and procreation. Marriage, he observes, had traditionally...
  • Supreme Court tosses ObamaCare contraception ruling

    04/27/2015 8:46:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 27, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    The Supreme Court on Monday gave new life to a lawsuit challenging ObamaCares contraception mandate, striking down a previous ruling in favor of the federal government. An appeals court in Cincinnati will now reconsider the legal challenge from the Catholic groups in Michigan and Tennessee that had sought exemptions from an ObamaCare provision that requires employers to cover birth control for all workers. The justices asked the lower court to reconsider the case in light of last year's landmark ruling on the contraception mandate. That ruling, which was issued last June, decided that the arts-and-crafts retailer, Hobby Lobby, could...
  • Yet another study shows: Birth control is reducing the fish population for generations

    04/27/2015 7:17:40 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 22 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/23/15 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    April 23, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new study confirms what numerous past studies have already shown: Birth control pills are reducing the fish population.A new laboratory study of the effects on fish of environmental exposure to the synthetic hormone found in contraceptive pills reiterates numerous previous studies from around the world that found evidence of fertility reduction, sex reversal, and even entire populations of fish dying off.Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Missouri exposed a small species of aquarium fish, the Japanese medaka, to 17a-ethinylestradiol (EE2), a major ingredient in oral contraceptives for women.The scientists stated...
  • Milbank: Using Jesus to curtail reproductive rights is incendiary

    04/25/2015 10:13:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Columbian ^ | April 25, 2015 | Dana Milbank
    Michigan Republican Tim Walberg was a Christian minister before winning election to Congress in 2010 and he hasn't entirely changed jobs. In a rare Tuesday night committee meeting at which House Republicans advanced a bill curtailing reproductive rights, Walberg took the even rarer step of lecturing his colleagues on Scripture. "It is clearly taught by Jesus the Christ himself," Walberg preached to members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, "for those of us who believe in him and I understand and I accept the fact that there are those who don't but he said render...
  • What Part of No Does HHS Not Get?

    04/20/2015 4:09:29 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 23 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 4/20/2015 | David Catron
    The Supreme Court has again thwarted the Obama administrations illegal crusade to coerce employers into violating their religious convictions. Late last Wednesday, Associate Justice Samuel Alito stayed an order secured by the administration in a lower court that would have forced several Catholic organizations to comply with Obamacares contraception mandate. Despite a high-profile Supreme Court defeat last June in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, President Obamas HHS bureaucrats and lawyers have continued their attempts to bully obviously exempt entities into obeying the mandate. Justice Alitos action constitutes the fifth time SCOTUS has been compelled to rein the government in. The Court...
  • The birth control pill shrinks womens brains and increases risk of Crohns disease: New studies

    04/16/2015 6:38:11 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 39 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/15/15 | Lisa Bourne
    LOS ANGELES, April 15, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Women who use the birth control pill may be shrinking their brains and increasing their chances of developing Crohn's disease, two new studies have found.Neuroscientists from the University of California, Los Angeles found that the two main regions of the brain controlling emotion and decision-making are thinner in women who take the pill.A study published April 2 in the journal Human Brain Mapping reports that the pill’s chemicals block the body’s natural hormones, altering the brain’s structure and function.The study concluded that oral contraceptive use “was associated with significantly lower cortical thickness measurements...
  • Iran women being reduced to baby-making machines as country bans contraception and stops

    03/12/2015 11:38:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 14:39 EST, 11 March 2015 | AFP and Ted Thornhill
    Draft legislation aimed at boosting a flagging birth rate threatens to reduce Iranian women to baby-making machines and set their rights back by decades, Amnesty International warned on Wednesday. The London-based human rights group said that a first bill, which has already been approved once by parliament, would restrict access to contraception, forcing women into unsafe backstreet abortions.It said the second draft law, which is to go before parliament next month, would close many jobs to women who choose not to or are unable to have children.
  • US Supreme Court Throws Out Lower Court Decision On Obamacare Contraception Rules

    03/09/2015 6:38:15 AM PDT · by mn-bush-man · 67 replies
    CNBC ^ | March 9, 2015 | CNBC
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  • Contraception gave us divorce and gay marriage and will destroy us: heres how

    03/05/2015 8:05:00 AM PST · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/4/15 | David F. Prentis
    March 4, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- Although there has always been contraception, its acceptance and practice by society as a whole is a relatively new phenomenon. In the first part of the 20th century barrier methods became through mass production increasingly used. However, with the advent of the hormonal contraceptive pill in the 1960s the contraceptive era, ushering in the sexual revolution, really took off.The term “revolution” is by no means exaggerated, for the result was a fundamental change in the understanding of human sexuality in society. With the pill, people thought, nothing can happen, i.e. no child could be conceived....
  • Emergency Contraception at Catholic Institutions: Bishops Can No Longer Claim Ignorance

    02/24/2015 8:46:22 AM PST · by Brian Kopp DPM · 7 replies
    1Peter5 ^ | February 24, 2015 | Dr. Brian Kopp
    Emergency Contraception at Catholic Institutions: Bishops Can No Longer Claim Ignorance by Dr. Brian KoppFebruary 24, 2015Photo courtesy of Mike Mozart. The February 2015 Linacre Quarterly (the official journal of the Catholic Medical Association) features a groundbreaking study by Chris Kahlenborn, MD of The Polycarp Research Institute titled Mechanism of action of levonorgestrel emergency contraception. The study, contrasting the theoretical basis on which emergency contraception (otherwise known as Plan B) is claimed to function with the facts and statistics of the most recent research outlining the mechanism by which they cause early abortions, is sure to cause heartburn among...
  • US Won't Help Fight Boko Haram Until Nigeria Accepts Homosexuality, Birth Control, Bishop Says

    02/17/2015 1:30:31 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 35 replies
    http://www.aleteia.org ^ | February 17, 2015 | Diane Montagna
    VATICAN CITY African values are not on sale, the new Chairman of Communications for the African bishops has said. But Bishop Emmanuel Badejo of Oyo, Nigeria, is convinced they are under threat from what Pope Francis has called an ideological colonization that is seeking to destroy the family. It's so bad, he says, that the United States has made clear it will not help Nigeria fight the Boko Haram terror group unless the country modify its laws regarding homosexuality, family planning and birth-control.
  • Could Two New Laws Suffocate the Catholic Church in DC?

    02/08/2015 9:33:49 AM PST · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 2/7/15 | Matt Hadro
    Washington D.C., Feb 7, 2015 / 05:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. bishops and several other Catholic and pro-life groups are asking Congress to nullify two new Washington, D.C. laws that they say could choke their ability to operate according to their religious beliefs. The legislation amounts to unprecedented assaults upon our organizations, the coalition of groups stated in a letter to all members of Congress. Both laws violate the freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom of association protected by the First Amendment and other federal law. After a bill is signed into law by the D.C. mayor,...
  • Scientist Considered Father of Birth Control Pill Dies

    01/31/2015 6:18:53 PM PST · by fella · 22 replies
    newsmax ^ | 31 January 2015
    Carl Djerassi, the chemist widely considered the father of the birth control pill, has died. Stanford University spokesman Dan Stober said Djerrasi died Friday of complications of cancer at his San Francisco home. He was 91.
  • Drawn to God's design Cath converts share how Churchs teaching on contraception led them to Faith

    01/25/2015 3:32:09 PM PST · by NYer · 44 replies
    OSV ^ | January 22, 2015 | Anamaria Scaperlanda Biddick
    Both in anecdotes and “exit polls,” former Catholics frequently cite the Church’s teachings on sexuality as a reason for leaving the Faith. But these same countercultural teachings have also been the door into the Catholic Church for believers seeking a consistent morality grounded in the Gospel. Converts have benefited from both the gift of the teaching as well as their entry into the Catholic Church.Krista Millegan is one such convert. She read Blessed Pope Paul VI’s landmark encyclical Humanae Vitae (“Of Human Life”) with her then-fiancé, Brantly, while they were undergraduates at the evangelical Wheaton College in Illinois. “The...
  • Academic Take on Family Life

    01/15/2015 7:22:39 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 14, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    When academics offer recommendations on how to strengthen families, they usually involve making left-wing policies stronger. At the Center for American Progress (CAP) on Monday, January 12, 2015, George Washington University law professor Naomi Cahn endorsed the think tanks recommendations for strengthened American families which included a higher minimum wage and a higher earned income tax credit (EITC). Most studies have found that the entire net effect of an increase in minimum wage results in a slight decrease in employment, the University of Vermont found. A 10 percent increase would most likely lead to only a 1 percent reduction in...
  • Subtle message? Vid shows that Blacks need Planned Parenthood for abortion and birth control

    12/21/2014 4:47:47 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Saynsumthn's Blog ^ | November 25, 2014 | Saynsumthn
    Planned Parenthood has uploaded yet another video showing Blacks using their services. Specifically abortion and birth control. As a reminder, I recently posted blogs on other videos by Planned Parenthood which negatively portrayed Blacks here and here. The Planned Parenthood of New York City video show various couples who did not properly use their birth control. The message the eugenics founded organization sends is that men need to Be There so their sexual partners take their birth control and dont end up pregnant, Her health is your health our health the video says. he drama begins when one of...
  • Scottish Monk Arrested for Distributing Leaflets Promoting Sexual Morality

    12/13/2014 1:49:15 PM PST · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 12/12/14 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    A Scottish monk has been arrested for distributing a series of leaflets in the Cambridgeshire area critical of homosexuality, fornication, contraception, euthanasia, abortion, and divorce. Brother Damon Jonah Kelly, head of the Glasgow based charity the Black Hermits, was arrested by Cambridgeshire Police on December 8 on suspicion of a Section 5 (religious/racial) public order offence after he wrote a letter to the homosexual news publication, Pink News, claiming responsibility for the distribution of leaflets in the city of Ely, as well as in Cambridge, Kings Lynn and several other Cambridgeshire towns and cities. Initially police declined to take any...
  • The Elephant at the Synod: Contraception

    12/13/2014 5:47:39 AM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | December 13, 2014 | Howard Kainz
    At the Extraordinary Synod held at the Vatican in October, several Catholic married couples were invited as non-voting auditors to offer some experiences from the ground up for consideration by the synod fathers.A Brazilian couple, Arturo and Hermelinda As Zamberline, were exceptional in focusing on contraception as the larger context in which the various problems concerning marriage should be understood. Their experience certainly coincides with the facts of Catholic existence in other parts of the world. As they put it: We must admit without fear that many Catholic couples, even those who seek to live their marriage seriously, do not...
  • For Advent: Are You Man Enough to Take The NFP Challenge

    12/11/2014 5:25:05 PM PST · by Salvation · 11 replies
    Are You Man Enough to Take The NFP Challengeby Ellen RossiniMention Natural Family Planning (NFP) in a typical group of Catholic men and you can expect one of three responses:·    Silence. ("I don’t know what it is, but I am pretty certain I don’t want to talk about it.") ·    It’s too difficult. ("All that abstinence…")·    It doesn’t work. ("Joe uses NFP and he has six children!")There are myths and misunderstandings aplenty when it comes to the Church’s teaching on birth regulation. But according to the experts – the husbands who partner with their wives to use natural, moral...
  • Little Sisters: Don't Let ObamaCare Stop Our Ministry

    12/10/2014 11:00:37 AM PST · by raptor22 · 5 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 10, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Law: If there really is a "war on women," it's being waged against a group of nuns who seek to honor their call to serve the dying poor without being compelled to provide contraception coverage to those who help them. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver heard oral arguments Monday in the lawsuit by the Little Sisters of the Poor challenging the ObamaCare abortion-inducing drug mandate that threatens religious liberty. The case of the feisty nuns challenges a bizarre "accommodation" offered by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHS). Under its proposal, the Little Sisters can fill...
  • Little Sisters in court: Don't stop our ministry of serving the dying poor

    12/09/2014 10:00:11 AM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Angelus News ^ | December 9, 2014 | Mary Rezac
    Home News National Little Sisters in court: Don't stop our ministry of serving the dying poor By Mary Rezac December 9, 2014 - Catholic News Agency Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on pinterest_share Share on email Share on print More Sharing Services5 Mother Loraine Maguire and the Little Sisters of the Poor outside the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Credit: Mary Rezac/CNA. The Little Sisters of the Poor asked an appeals court Monday to shield them from the federal contraception mandate, saying that it threatens their 175 years of service to the poor and dying. As...
  • A new UN report says children need easier access to abortion; Sexual predators agree.

    12/08/2014 4:32:52 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Live Action News ^ | Dec 8, 2014 | Adam Peters
    The United Nations Population Fund recently put out a report on children and adolescents. Part of it deals with abortion laws and how they affect minors, stating, Adolescents who find themselves with an unwanted pregnancy and want to terminate it may be more likely to resort to unsafe abortion knowing that they have to get the permission of their parents or guardian to get a legal abortion. So in other words, the only way to protect vulnerable youth is to help them kill vulnerable youth. It seems like the authors didnt really think out the logic behind that principle. Nevertheless,...
  • Why Do So Many Churchgoers Have Abortions?

    12/08/2014 4:10:19 PM PST · by Morgana · 70 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 8/6/2013 | Brian Fisher
    Several months ago, one of my co-workers was speaking with a Christian university campus minister about the issue of abortion, and he dismissed the topic with a wave. Abortion isnt prevalent at our school," he said. "Contraception is widely available, but our students also take sexual purity to heart. I was a bit suspicious of his answer, so I spoke with a recent graduate of the same university about her thoughts. I suspect one in three women on campus have had an abortion, she said matter-of-factly. It may be higher. Christian kids dont want to deal with the shame a...
  • Men, women blast contraception poster (Korea)

    12/08/2014 9:40:20 AM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Korea Times ^ | 2014-12-07 | Chung Hyun-chae
    A government poster encouraging the use of contraception to prevent abortions has prompted a public outcry. In the advertisement issued by the Ministry of Health and Welfare on Friday, a young couple is seen from behind. The woman glances behind her, smiling, while walking arm in arm with her boyfriend/husband. The man is carrying paper shopping bags and a woman's pink handbag. Next to the photo, a slogan reads: "Although you leave everything (to men), don't leave the responsibility for contraception (to men)." Another shorter phrase states: "Contraception is a matter of self-service." The poster further explains that contraception is...
  • SC Senators pre-file abortion bills

    12/05/2014 3:33:20 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    News2 ^ | Dec 05, 2014 | Matt Alba
    COLUMBIA, S.C. - For women in our state, some new bills introduced to the South Carolina legislature could make it harder to access birth control and other contraceptive products. Less than 48 hours into legislative pre-filing, senators in the South Carolina legislature filed seven bills relating to abortion, and right now, officials from Planned Parenthood believe these bills are aimed to restrict access to women's healthcare here in the state. Some say these bills are an alarming trend seen across the United States, and some representatives from Planned Parenthood are calling them unconstitutional. According to officials from Planned Parenthood, more...
  • DC Government Delays Vote on Bill Mandating Abortion Coverage

    12/03/2014 8:18:57 PM PST · by Morgana
    Christian Post ^ | December 3, 2014| | Michael Gryboski
    A Plan B One-Step emergency contraceptive box is seen in New York, April 5, 2013. A federal judge on Friday ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to make "morning-after" emergency contraception pills available without a prescription to all girls of reproductive age. The District of Columbia has delayed a vote on a bill mandating all businesses cover abortion in their insurance programs regardless of the business owner's moral objections. In a decision made on Tuesday afternoon, the Council of the District of Columbia pulled the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act of 2014 off the agenda. Months after the D.C.-based...
  • The ambiguous legacy of The Pill (didn't solve our problems, created new ones)

    12/03/2014 1:46:54 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 14 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | December 3, 2014 | Jennifer Roback Morse
    I am in the process of writing a book which argues that the Sexual Revolution has been a rich persons hobby horse from the beginning. The rich and powerful like the idea of separating sex from child-bearing. While this idea is sometimes wrapped up in a disguise of helping woman and the poor, the fact remains that the rich and powerful pioneered and implemented these ideas, quite often at the expense of women and the poor. So I wondered, when I picked up a book, The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution, celebrating...
  • Women on hormonal birth control more likely to find ugly men attractive: Study

    11/20/2014 6:03:30 AM PST · by Morgana · 29 replies
    Life Site ^ | Nov 18, 2014 | Kirsten Andersen
    The birth control pill distorts a womans view of a potential mate, according to a newly released study. Researchers found that women using hormonal contraceptives were more likely to find physically undesirable men attractive while on birth control, potentially leading to a rude awakening down the line when the hormones wear off and they realize they arent attracted to their husbands after all. The study, released Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, followed 48 couples for four years of marriage, and another 70 couples for one year. Researchers found that women who met their husbands-to-be while...
  • Columnist, NARAL Tweet Flag of Reproductive Freedom (Desecrate American Flag)

    11/12/2014 8:18:25 AM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    NEWSBUSTERS ^ | November 11, 2014 | Katie Yoder
    Just when you thought feminists couldn't get any more insular, myopic and just plain silly; pills and gripes are the new stars and stripes. On the eve of Veterans Day, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and senators wife Connie Schultz tweeted a Flag of Reproductive Freedom to her 11,000 followers. In place of the stars signifying the 50 states, the flag boasted 28 buttons representing a month of birth control pills. NARAL also tweeted the art.
  • Nurse who confessed to strangling EIGHT of her babies 'because she did not.....

    11/09/2014 4:14:53 PM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 7 November 2014 | Ian Sparks for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Nurse who confessed to strangling EIGHT of her babies 'because she did not want to use contraception' to stand trial for murder in France A nursing assistant who strangled and buried eight of her newborn babies will be tried in France four years after she admitted the country's worst ever infanticide case. Dominique Cottrez, 50, is said to have killed the children and hid their bodies in bin liners between 1989 and 2000 because she did not want to use contraception. After her confession in 2010, she tried to escape the charges by claiming the crimes all took...