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  • Obama and the Culture of Death

    07/04/2014 4:13:33 AM PDT · by kingattax · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 3, 2014 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    By its own admission, the Arab world loves death more than it loves life. Consider that "during all periods of their history, the ancient Egyptians seem to have spent much of their time thinking of death and making provisions for their afterlife. The vast size ... and the ubiquity of their funerary monuments bear testimony to this obsession." Consider that the Palestinian world teaches its children to embrace shahid, or martyrdom. It is an aberrant culture where parents celebrate their own children's deaths by the promotion of suicide terrorism. Consider that these suicide/homicide bombers are taught that death will bring...
  • Planned Parenthood gives award to local office for increasing number of abortions

    07/02/2014 6:40:12 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 21 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/1/14 | Ben Johnson
    AURORA, CO – A Planned Parenthood affiliate awarded a local business for increasing the number of abortions it performed over the previous year. Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains gave a special commendation to its office in Aurora, Colorado, for "exceeding abortion visits first half of fiscal year 2012 compared to first half of fiscal year 2013.” A former abortion industry worker took a picture of the award and sent it to And Then There Were None, the ministry of former Planned Parenthood manager Abby Johnson to those employed in her former industry. “Ever since I left Planned Parenthood, I...
  • Nearly 70% of Americans favor euthanasia

    06/22/2014 5:18:19 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 99 replies
    Red State ^ | June 20, 2014 | streiff
    When a person has a disease that cannot be cured, do you think doctors should be allowed by law to end the patients life by some painless means if the patient and his or her family request it? At first blush, the idea that a euthanasia should be allowed seems to follow a logic. If a person is suffering and wishes to end that suffering then who has the right to tell them no? It is their life, right? Only some troglodyte Bible thumper could possibly deny a person the simple mercy of ending their suffering. In this way it...
  • Man's parents win fight to keep him on life support

    03/27/2014 1:03:07 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 32 replies
    kvue.com ^ | March 27, 2014 at 10:44 AM | TINA SHIVELY and ASHLEY GOUDEAU
    GEORGETOWN, Texas -- The parents of a Killeen man on life support have won a battle to keep him alive. Attorneys representing 43-year-old Terry Mace and his parents came to an agreement Thursday outside of court. Terry Allen Mace and Carol Mace will have control over their son's financial matter, as well as the ability to keep him on life support for the next 60 days. Mace's estranged wife was not a part of Thursday's proceedings. Her attorney did not contest the order presented to her by Mace's Attorney Ad Litem. On March 6, former Army Staff Sergeant turned military...
  • A More Awful Thing. A Lament on the Culture of Death

    04/21/2010 10:33:58 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 205+ views
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | April 20, 2010 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    There is a text in Luke’s Gospel that I meant to cover back in Holy Week but things slipped by. It is a rather extraordinary thing that Jesus said on his way to the cross. He said it to women who had gathered to lament him:Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep instead for yourselves and for your children, for indeed, the days are coming when people will say, ‘Blessed are the barren, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed.’ At that time people will say to the mountains, ‘Fall upon us!’ and to...
  • One in five brain dead patients still alive, claims lawsuit

    01/03/2014 6:34:06 PM PST · by Marie · 64 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 10/01/2012 | Hilary White
    At least one in five patients declared brain dead and approved as organ donors by one organ donation organization, are in fact still alive and are being killed by the removal of vital organs, a lawsuit filed last week in Manhattan alleges. The suit outlines the ghoulish worst-case scenario, one that was widely dismissed as scaremongering in the early days of the development of organ transplant technology, but which is getting a second hearing amidst growing concerns that coercion and abuse are becoming increasingly common in the highly lucrative transplant business. Patrick McMahon, a nurse practitioner and Air Force combat...
  • Culture of Death: Belgium Eyes Child Euthanasia

    10/21/2013 6:26:27 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 17 replies
    CBN News ^ | Oct 21, 2013 | Dale Hurd
    BRUSSELS -- Since euthanasia was legalized in Belgium in 2002, Belgians have been euthanized for blindness, depression, anorexia nervosa, and a botched sex change operation. Now, Belgians want to allow euthanasia for children. Under legislation currently being debated in the Belgian Parliament, terminally ill or suffering children under 18 could be euthanized if they request it, their parents consent to it, and an expert deems the child capable of understanding their decision. The bill is widely supported and is expected to become law. ***snip*** Not only do two thirds of Belgians favor the new euthanasia bill, but in a controversial...
  • How Obamacare Will Subsidize Abortion

    09/26/2013 11:46:57 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 10 replies
    National Review Online ^ | Sept 25, 2013 | Chuck Donovan
    With all the attention focused on Ted Cruzs attempt to defund Obamacare in the continuing resolution, some of the laws parade of horribles are momentarily out of view. Come October 1, those horribles will resume their onward march as the laws impact on subsidizing elective abortion will begin to become clearer. One area that deserves special scrutiny is the feature known as Multi-State Plans (MSPs). This provision of Obamacare represented a partial victory for progressive forces who favored a national, single-payer system. In its place they accepted a category of health-insurance plans managed by the Office of Personnel Management under...
  • Why women have a right to sex-selective abortion

    09/19/2013 10:46:50 AM PDT · by mojito · 30 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/19/2013 | Sarah Ditum
    When you talk about being pro-choice, sex selective abortion is often slung at you as the triumphant gotcha. "You love women so much you want them to be in charge of what grows inside their bodies, but what about the women who are aborted, have a go at answering that? ZING!" The answer is actually remarkably simple, and it's this: it doesn't matter whether what's growing inside you is liable to end up as a man or a woman. What matters is whether the person it's growing inside the person who is going to have to deliver the resulting...
  • Why Im Scared (Fr. Longenecker weighs in on today's SCOTUS ruling)

    06/26/2013 2:14:44 PM PDT · by NYer · 47 replies
    Standing on my head ^ | June 26, 2013 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    I haven’t been blogging for a while, and I wonder why. One of the reasons is simple: I have had some personal and family issues to deal with. They have occupied my mind and my time. I’ve also been working hard to finish Slubgrip Instructs – the sequel to The Gargoyle Code . But today I realize that there is another reason. Maybe I should give up reading hysterical Facebook stuff, but the temperature is rising in the culture wars, and I’m scared.This week we’ve seen homosexual protesters screaming and shouting abuse at a Catholic Mass. At this Mass, celebrated...
  • Cardinal OMalley to Boycott Boston College Graduations Pro-Abortion Speaker

    05/10/2013 9:48:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Archdiocese of Boston Cardinal Sean OMalley will boycott the commencement at Boston College because the Catholic educational institution is hosting the Prime Minister of Ireland at a time when the nation faces a government bill that would okay some abortions. The College is scheduled to award Edna Kenny an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. Pro-life advocates, led by Students for Life of America, are galvanizing pro-lifers against Irelands first pro-abortion Prime Minister Enda Kennys planned address to Boston College graduates. It has launched a web site, NotAtBC.com, to gather supporters to protest the speech. Since the university has not withdrawn...
  • Gosnell the baby-killer and the liberals who shielded him (view from the UK)

    04/27/2013 12:52:58 PM PDT · by Salman · 23 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | April 26th, 2013 | Damian Thompson
    One of the most disgusting serial killers in American history is standing trial in Philadelphia at the moment and, since its happening in the US, where reporting restrictions are light, the media are free to discuss his case. Only they havent at least, not until recently, and even when the crimes are reported, they havent merited many headlines. Which is horrifying, when you consider what the killer is accused of. Im going to leave out the nastiest details but, seriously, if you dont want to feel sick to your stomach, look away now.
  • Why I am not having kids (Hint: Rhymes with "schmarbon schmootprint")

    01/30/2013 9:24:04 PM PST · by Junior_G · 71 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | January 30, 2013 | Sharon Pian Chan
    My husband I just ended our debate about having children. To breed or not to breed, this was the question and it had been ticking like an egg timer in the back of my head for 15 years. We talked about it for five months. In the car on the way to work. During dinner. For five minutes, for 30 minutes. After seeing nephews and nieces. I wanted it to be a decision we made, not one made for us by chance or time. I turned to friends with kids for advice. Feel free to convince me to your...
  • Abortion lit the way for the Newtown massacre

    12/19/2012 9:19:51 AM PST · by Tefilo · 10 replies
    Vivificat - from Contemplation to Action ^ | 12/17/2012 | Tefilo de Jess
    It's the Culture of Death, silly! Brothers and Sisters, Peace be with you. Like many of you, I've been perusing the more "thoughtful" introspections by writers of national recognition. One by Adam Gopnik in The New Yorker's blog caught my eye. It's titled Newtown and the Madness of Guns. Here's an excerpt: The people who fight and lobby and legislate to make guns regularly available are complicit in the murder of those children. They have made a clear moral choice: that the comfort and emotional reassurance they take from the possession of guns, placed in the balance even against the...
  • Judge: Hobby Lobby has no constitutional right to the free exercise of religion

    11/25/2012 7:20:27 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 79 replies
    http://www.gopusa.com ^ | November 20, 2012 | Tim Talley
    A federal judge Monday rejected Hobby Lobby Stores Inc.'s request to block part of the federal health care overhaul that requires the arts and craft supply company to provide insurance coverage for the morning-after and week-after birth control pills.
  • Of Babies and Beans? A Frightening Denial of Human Dignity

    10/17/2012 9:53:56 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 7 replies
    AlbertMohler.com ^ | October 17, 2012 | Albert Mohler
    Adam Gopnik is a gifted essayist and writer whose contributions, often published in The New Yorker, are almost always thoughtful and interesting. Nevertheless, one of his most recent writings is deeply disturbing, and at the deepest level. Reflecting on the debate between Vice President Joseph Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan, Gopnik registered alarm at something genuinely disturbing and scary that had been said by Paul Ryan. Gopnik first complained that Biden and Ryan should not have even been asked about the role their Roman Catholic faith plays in their thinking, specifically on the issue of abortion. Gopnik then wrote: Paul...
  • President Barack Obamas Pro-Abortion Record: A Pro-Life Compilation

    10/11/2012 4:39:49 PM PDT · by victim soul · 2 replies
    Life News ^ | 9.10.12 | Steve Ertelt
    Read and weep!! Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) The following is a compilation of bill signings, speeches, appointments and other actions that President Barack Obama has engaged in that have promoted abortion before and during his presidency. While Obama has promised to reduce abortions and some of his supporters believe that will happen, this long list proves his only agenda is promoting more abortions. During the presidential election, Obama selected pro-abortion Sen. Joe Biden as his vice-presidential running mate. http://www.lifenews.com/2010/11/07/obamaabortionrecord/
  • Wow! A 5-minute video like no other

    10/08/2012 2:46:01 PM PDT · by victim soul · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10.4.12 | Steeve Jalsevac
    I dont want to give this one away, but you must stop for 5 minutes and watch this latest LifeSiteNews video. Powerful, touching and, deeply moving! It reveals so much in so little time. There is also some astonishing new information about the woman who plays the mother in the video. Watch it and then read on.
  • Sons of Perdition: How Certain Catholic Priests Turned the Kennedys Pro-Abortion

    10/08/2012 8:13:53 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    Patrick Madrid's Blog ^ | 10/4/12 | Patrick Madrid
    Awhile back, The Wall Street Journal ran a fascinating and deeply saddening article exploring the reasons behind the Kennedy Familys staunch pro-abortion position. Believe it or not, Ted Kennedy used to be pro-life. So how did he and all the other prominent Kennedys swing so far in the wrong direction? For that matter, what about some of the other Catholic pro-abortion zealots in (or recently in) high public office, such as Nancy Pelosi, Mario Cuomo, and Tom Daschle? What happened to them? (NB: I originally posted this blog entry on January 2, 2009. Given all the chattering right now from...
  • Calif. enacts law allowing unlicensed individuals to perform abortions

    09/25/2012 8:40:01 PM PDT · by massmike · 39 replies
    http://redalertpolitics.com ^ | 09/25/2012 | John Rossomando
    A new California law could expose young women who have abortions to additional safety risks because it allows unlicensed individuals to perform abortions under certain circumstances, according to pro-life advocates. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill into law over the weekend permitting nurse practitioners, physicians assistants and midwives to perform abortions due to what Democrats see as a shortage of available doctors.
  • Assisted dying: who's to decide when a life is not worth living?

    09/16/2012 9:52:35 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | 9/11/12 | Andrew Brown
    An extraordinary poll published by the British Humanist Association (BHA) highlights the public ambivalence about assisted suicide and euthanasia. In conjunction with other recent surveys, it shows that more people are in favour of the law allowing the killing of relatively healthy patients like Tony Nicklinson than of those who are terminally ill. The "respectable" wing of the assisted dying movement, Dignity in Dying, wants a very limited right to medically assisted suicide: only people who are terminally ill and in full possession of their faculties would qualify. Even this limited position is hugely controversial. But the BHA believes that...
  • Britains NHS: No Fun and Games (Why on earth was the NHS celebrated in the London Olympics?)

    07/30/2012 9:46:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/30/2012 | John Fund
    The International Olympic Committee decided not to include in the opening ceremony a moment of silence to honor the eleven Israeli athletes killed by Palestinian gunmen during the 1972 games in Munich. That move drew the ire of NBCs Bob Costas. During Fridays ceremony, he commented that, although a private moment of silence was held before a mere 100 people this week at the Athletes Village, for many, tonight, with the world watching, is the true time and place to remember those who were lost and how and why they died. Instead, the Olympic ceremony featured a weird, politically correct...
  • A Luxury the World Cant Afford (Air Conditionining!)

    06/22/2012 4:14:16 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 190 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 21, 2012 | Stan Cox
    The economist Thorstein Veblen once quipped that "invention is the mother of necessity." That was before the age of air-conditioning, but no technology better illustrates Veblen's point. Having developed efficient cooling, we've designed homes, businesses and transportation systems that are completely dependent on it, while the resulting greenhouse emissions create the need for even more air-conditioning. (snip) We must break this feedback loop, but what does one say to someone living in one of the tropical nations where much of the increase in cooling demand is expected? Surely not that Americans are addicted to air-conditioning and cant give it up,...
  • Democrat candidate calls for post-abortive women to stand for applause at conference

    06/14/2012 9:27:05 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 33 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 14th, 2012 | Christine Dhanagom
    PROVIDENCE, June 14, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A Democratic congressional candidate called for attendees at a progressivist conference to exercise cultural power by proudly touting past abortions, and urged post-abortive audience members to stand and be recognized. Darcy Burner, who is running for a seat in the House of Representatives for Washington States first district, was the opening speaker for an afternoon plenary session of Netroots Nation, a convention for liberal activists held this past week in Providence, Rhode Island. The session was titled, The War on Women, and the theme of Burners talk was Going on the Offense. If you...
  • The Elite Are Attempting To Convince Us That Killing Off Our Sick Grandparents Is Cool And Trendy

    06/13/2012 9:13:03 PM PDT · by JohnKinAK · 98 replies
    The American Dream ^ | 6/13/2012 | American Dream
    What should be done with elderly Americans when they become very seriously ill? Should we try to save their lives or should we just let them die? Unfortunately, there is a growing consensus among the "intellectual elite" that most elderly people are not going to have a high enough "quality of life" to justify the expense of costly life saving procedures. This philosophy is now being promoted very heavily through mainstream news outlets, in our television shows and in big Hollywood movies. The elite are attempting to convince us that killing off our sick grandparents is cool and trendy. We...
  • Right-to-die movement sees gains as world ages

    06/12/2012 2:30:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:32pm EDT | Emma Thomasson
    Right-to-die activists hope more countries will allow assisted suicide or euthanasia in coming years as the world population ages, but opponents are determined to stop them, a dispute that flared ahead of competing conferences in Switzerland. "We have seen over the last 20 years a general migration of positivity towards this being a just cause," Ted Goodwin, the American president of the World Federation of Right-to-Die Societies, told a news conference in Zrich on Tuesday. Assisted suicide has been legal in Switzerland since 1942, if performed by a non-physician who has no direct interest in the death. Euthanasia, or...
  • The Culture of Deaths golden idols: six roasted abortion victims found on black market

    05/21/2012 7:02:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    life news ^ | 5/21/2012 | by Kathleen Gilbert
    A British citizen native to Taiwan was arrested in Bangkok Thursday after Thai police discovered in his belongings bodies of six tiny children, apparently all young enough to be victims of abortion, roasted and covered in gold leaf. The UKs Independent newspaper reports that the children, aged between two and seven months gestation, were roasted as part of a black magic ritual. No word on whether any of the foetuses were still alive when the ritual began. Chow Hok Kuen, 28, faces a 2,000 baht fine ($64 U.S.) and a year in prison for possessing the bodies. He said he...
  • Horrifying: A British Man Was Caught Trying To Smuggle Roasted Baby Fetuses Into Thailand

    05/19/2012 4:28:25 AM PDT · by lbryce · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | MAY 18, 2012 | Sanya Khetani
    A British man of Asian origin was arrested in Thailand after police found him in possession of six human fetuses that had been roasted and covered in gold leaf in a black magic ritual, The Telegraph reports. The man, Chow Hok Kuen, 28, confessed to police he had bought the fetuses from a Taiwanese man a few days earlier for 200,000 baht ($6,382), and he intended to smuggle them into Taiwan, where he would have been able to sell them for at least six times that amount. While the fetuses were found in a separate hotel from the one Chow...
  • I'm childless at 42 and haunted by the baby I aborted at 18

    04/25/2012 9:37:08 PM PDT · by grundle · 148 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | April 25, 2012 | KATE SPICER
    Once, at a smart wedding in Northamptonshire when I was about 30, someone handed me a newborn baby and my skin broke out in hot hives. In Brazil, I met a ten-year-old street kid. I fed him, let him sleep and shower in my hotel room, bought him clothes, and felt an overwhelming desire to protect and nurture him. I had never before felt such a forceful maternal instinct. These events were profoundly physical reactions, both shocking to me. Just around the time of my trip to Brazil, the ghost of my never-born came back to haunt me. I began...
  • Darwinism the root of the culture of death: expert

    02/17/2012 4:17:50 PM PST · by wagglebee · 668 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/17/12 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, February 17, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - What do Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger, father of the sexual revolution Alfred Kinsey, Lenin, and Hitler have in common? All these pioneers of what some call the culture of death rooted their beliefs and actions in Darwinism - a little-known fact that one conservative leader says shouldnt be ignored. Hugh Owen of the Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation told an audience on Capitol Hill before the March for Life last month that the philosophical consequences of Darwinism has totally destroyed many parts of our society. Owen pointed to Dr. Josef Mengele,...
  • The Hunger Games questions/opinions [spoilers, vanity]

    02/29/2012 6:24:10 AM PST · by Feline_AIDS · 19 replies
    Because the first movie is coming out soon, I have a question for anyone who has read The Hunger Games trilogy: What did you think was the ultimate political message of the books? Because I've heard some conservatives claiming that it's a politically conservative message, but I'm not convinced. Are we saying the series has a conservative theme because of the evil, oppressive government? How do you reconcile the possibly conservative themes with the end of the last book and the changes in government? (Which to me amounts to a political version of "Meet the new boss, same as the...
  • The Hunger Games Politics (FR mentioned)

    03/25/2012 4:19:00 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 37 replies · 2+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 3/23/12 | Mike Krumboltz
    The Hunger Games" is a rarity -- a Hollywood blockbuster that inspires political discourse. Is it a liberal movie? Is it a conservative flick? Is it both? It all depends on who you ask. An article from the Hollywood Reporter explains how folks can see their own beliefs reflected in the story. For example, people who back the Occupy movement note that the movie and the book it is based upon feature a world divided into rich and poor. The rich are viewed as layabouts and the poor are hard-working and put upon. Actor Penn Badgley, best known for his...
  • Disturbingly one-sided TV show promotes euthanizing children with disabilities

    03/21/2012 2:20:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 3/21/2012 | Alex Schadenberg
    Taking Mercy, an edition of the Global TV program 16x9 in Canada, concerns a mother, Annette Corriveau, who wants her children with disabilities to be killed by euthanasia. The show also features Robert Latimer, the man who killed his daughter Tracy in 1993. Tracy had Cerebral Palsy. The show speaks to pro-euthanasia ethicist Arthur Schaefer who suggests that Robert Latimer should have been given mercy. Schaefer also suggests that Corriveau should simply stop feeding her children, but Corriveau says she does not wish to starve her children to death. This is a dangerously one-sided show. Taking Mercy represents the first...
  • Joni Eareckson Tada on Wilberforce Award, 'Better Off Dead Than Disabled' Mentality

    03/16/2012 9:24:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 98 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/16/2012 | Eryn Sun
    A disturbing belief is spreading within the hearts of many around the world and within America: that a person is better off dead than disabled.But a leading advocate for people with disabilities is fighting that notion and looking to educate the world and the church about the precious lives and rights of "those who seem to be weaker."The Christian Post spoke to Joni Eareckson Tada on Thursday, the founder and CEO of Joni and Friends International Disability Center, about her countless achievements for the disabled community, unwavering faith in God, battle with breast cancer, and her latest recognition by Breakpoint...
  • The macabre concept of a 'euthanasia roller coaster' that thrills you... then kills you

    03/10/2012 8:33:57 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 56 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | February 28 2012 | By JULIAN GAVAGHAN
    An engineer has come up with macabre rollercoaster concept where passengers are thrilled and then killed. The chilling Euthanasia Coaster is a theoretical machine engineered to humanely, with elegance and euphoria, take the life of a human being. It is designed to subject the rider to a series of unique experiences from euphoria to thrill and from tunnel vision to loss of consciousness. When travelling at 100m/s, the passenger would then pass away following a lack of oxygen reaching the brain. The surreal structure is the brainchild of Lithuanian engineer Julijonas Urbonas.
  • Murder on Demand

    03/10/2012 5:52:23 AM PST · by IbJensen · 28 replies
    TFP ^ | 3/7/2012 | Gary J Isbell
    The culture of death is again attempting to rationalize infanticide with a kinder, gentler euphemism they call after-birth abortions. The central tenet of this latest approach revolves around the relativist argument that if a child can be killed in the mothers womb for reasons of convenience, then why not murder the child after it is born with the same rationale? Two university students in Australia, Alberto Giubilini who attends Monash University in Melbourne, and Francesca Minerva at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne, have written an article in the Journal of Medical Ethics...
  • Planned Parenthood Fraud Totals $100 Million in Tax Dollars

    03/08/2012 6:12:31 PM PST · by victim soul · 4 replies
    LifeNews.Com ^ | 2.24.12 | Catherine Glenn Foster
    Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, has described 2011 as the most difficult year in [Planned Parenthoods] history. Well, welcome to 2012. The Alliance Defense Fund, in conjunction with the Susan B. Anthony List, released its summary report on publicly available federal and state audits that identify waste, abuse, and potential fraud by Planned Parenthood and state family planning programs and reveal systemic misuse of nearly $100 million taxpayer dollars. The audits speak for themselves in detailing Planned Parenthoods misuse of the money thats been funneled to state family planning programs and Planned Parenthood affiliates. Ten state...
  • The War on Fertility: The left's birth-control fixation is about more than sexual freedom.

    03/06/2012 2:45:53 PM PST · by rhema · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/2/12 | JAMES TARANTO
    If there is one word that captures the Orwellian nature of contemporary feminism, it is "choice." It's not just the word's wide use as a euphemism for abortion. You can understand why people on that side of the abortion issue prefer to frame their position in abstract terms, as a defense of liberty, rather than concretely discussing the specific freedom they are defending. Some of them are no doubt sincere in saying that they favor "the right to choose" in general and have no brief for abortion in particular. But not all. People who claim to favor "reproductive choice" are...
  • Dutch Mobile Euthanasia Clinic Ready To Go [Will assist patients when doctors refuse Life End]

    02/29/2012 5:05:19 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 12 replies
    Gobal Post ^ | February 29, 2012 19:37 | Hlne Hofman
    Life-end Clinic will send teams to the homes of patients' whose doctors refuse to carry out the procedure A mobile euthanasia clinic will begin operating in the Netherlands on Thursday, to assist patients' whose own doctor refuse to carry out the procedure. According to the AFP news agency, the the Levenseindekliniek (Life-end clinic) has prepared several teams made up of a specially-trained doctor and nurse to attend to patients in their homes. "People who think they comply with the criteria for euthanasia can register," the Right To Die Netherlands (NVVE) spokeswoman Walburg de Jong is quoted as saying. "If they...
  • Bill to Allow Organ Farming from Unconscious Patients!

    02/24/2012 4:10:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    First Things ^ | February 23, 2012 | Wesley J. Smith
    Good grief! A Maryland state legislator has filed a bill that would allow surrogate decision makers to “donate” kidneys and liver lobes. From HB 449: THIS SUBSECTION APPLIES ONLY TO A PATIENT WHO HAS BEEN CERTIFIED UNDER § 5–606(B) OF THIS SUBTITLE TO BE IN A PERSISTENT 8 VEGETATIVE STATE. (3) A PERSON AUTHORIZED TO MAKE HEALTH CARE DECISIONS FOR ANOTHER UNDER THIS SECTION MAY AUTHORIZE THE DONATION OF A NONVITAL ORGAN IF THE DONATION IS BASED ON: (I) THE WISHES OF THE PATIENT AS PREVIOUSLY EXPRESSED BY THE PATIENT; OR (II) A DETERMINATION BY THE SURROGATE THAT THE DONATION...
  • Rick Santorum's 'Involuntary Euthanasia' Claim Outrages Dutch

    02/20/2012 4:56:52 PM PST · by BarnacleCenturion · 210 replies · 1+ views
    The International Business ^ | February 20, 2012 | MELANIE JONES
    Rick Santorum's claim that the Netherlands advocates mass murder through involuntary euthanasia has prompted a furious backlash from the Western European country, with local news sources calling the Republican a "crazy extreme" candidate making up facts to stir up his political base. "Rick Santorum Thinks He Knows the Netherlands: Murder of the Elderly on a Grand Scale" fumed the headline of the newspaper NRC Handelsblad on Saturday. The article references an interview, barely played up by the American press, in which Santorum claims that euthanasia makes up "10 percent of all deaths" in the Netherlands," and that many of those...
  • Contraceptive compromise worse than original mandate: Eliminates any exceptions

    02/10/2012 10:36:19 AM PST · by Qbert · 30 replies
    Jill Stanek.com ^ | 2/10/2012 | Jill Stanek
    UPDATE, 12:14p: More evidence the compromise stinks: Planned Parenthood likes it. UPDATE, 12:02p: From a House source: This new policy is a distinction without a difference. The services the religious organization opposes wont be listed in the contract, but the insurance companies will give it the employees anyway. Insurance companies will justify providing the coverage that the religious charity opposes by swearing that birth control coverage doesnt actually cost anything because its cheaper than pregnancy services, so its just a free perk. The administration will argue that people of faith should be fine with this arrangement, because they can tell...
  • Top Susan G. Komen Foundation official resigns over decision to cut Planned Parenthood funding

    02/03/2012 7:17:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/03/2012 | Tine Korbe
    The drama continues to deepen.When the board of directors of the Susan G. Komen Foundation decided to halt funding to notorious abortion provider Planned Parenthood, abortion activists launched an informal investigation. Something sinister was happening here; some pro-life plague had to have infiltrated Komen. They pinned their attention on Komen’s relatively new VP, Karen Handel, an admittedly pro-life former Republican candidate for the governor of Georgia. They pointed out that the announcement of Republican Rep. Cliff Stearns’ investigation into Planned Parenthood preceded Komen’s revision of its grant eligibility criteria, which now excludes any organization under investigation by local, state or...
  • Planned Parenthood opens center in city (Huge Hollah for HELP!! from Mrs. Don-o)

    01/21/2012 7:47:49 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 31 replies
    Johnson City Press ^ | January 5, 2012 4:08 PM | Sue Guinn Legg
    Planned Parenthood of Middle and East Tennessee has opened a new satellite health center in Johnson City. Located at 409 E. Unaka Ave., the Planned Parenthood office is open to patients... ...That's all you need to know. Go straight to the first comment!
  • Ex Abortion Clinic Employees: Women Are Pushed Into Abortions

    Planned Parenthoods mission is to pressure as many women into having an abortion as it can, a former abortion facility worker has revealed. From Catherine Anthony Adairs op-ed piece in The Washington Examiner: In 1997, I began working at a Boston Planned Parenthood clinic as a young, idealistic college student who strongly believed in what I had been told about the organization, that I would be helping other young women access safe and affordable health care. My time there was not spent providing prenatal care to pregnant women, providing counseling or basic health care services or educating women about reproductive...
  • Mom Says Mentally Impaired Tot Heartlessly Denied Transplant

    01/17/2012 6:35:36 PM PST · by absalom01 · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan. 17, 2012 | SUSAN DONALDSON JAMES
    Amelia "Mia" Rivera has Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome, a complex genetic disorder that causes mental and physical impairments, and her family said that the 3-year-old will die if she does not get a kidney in the next six months to a year. Mia's mother Chrissy Rivera has said the family is willing to donate a live organ, but Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has reportedly told her that they will not recommend transplantation for the toddler because of her disabilities. Rivera blogged about her daughter's plight last Friday, and now more than 20,000 online supporters from 15 states are petitioning the hospital to...
  • Mom Charged After Twins Found Dead in Trunk

    01/10/2012 9:45:06 PM PST · by garandgal · 35 replies · 1+ views
    KCCI Television ^ | 1/10/12 | KCCI News
    HUXLEY, Iowa -- An Iowa woman was charged Tuesday in the death of her newborn twins. The Department of Public Safety said Huxley police were called to check on the welfare of a 22-year-old woman, now identified as Jackie Burkle. Burkle was found inside a duplex in the 500 block of North Main Avenue on Saturday. When authorities arrived, they found she'd given birth to two baby girls in the apartment. Authorities said the babies did not survive. Authorities said the babies were found in the trunk of Burkle's vehicle, which was parked in the driveway. "Miss Burkle indicated she...
  • Erasing history in Egypt

    12/25/2011 11:46:39 AM PST · by Nachum · 66 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 12/25/11 | Carl In Jerusalem
    Guy Bechor reports that Egypt is in the process of destroying all remnants of its ancient, non-Muslim cultures. It was barely mentioned in the Israeli and global media, but the following event pertains to the whole of Western civilization: Last Saturday, violent groups of Islamic-Salafi radicals burned the famous scientific institute established by Napoleon in Egypt after its first encounter with the West. Some historians consider it the start of modern times in the Middle East. The site, LInstitut dEgypte, held some 200,000 original and rare books, exhibits, maps, archeological findings and studies from Egypt and the entire Middle East,...
  • Lying Worst Governor in the Country

    12/21/2011 8:05:50 AM PST · by jacknhoo · 9 replies
    The American Catholic ^ | Monday, December 19, 2011 A.D. | Donald R. McClarey
    Imagine California without the sunshine, New York without the cultural elan, New Jersey without Chris Christie. Thats Illinois. I have previously deemed the Governor of Illinois, Patrick Quinn (D.), the worst governor in the country. Go here to read the post in which I bestowed the title. After his meeting with the Illinois bishops on Friday December 16, 2011, I have attached Lying to his title. The bishops asked for the meeting to protest the constant pro-abortion advocacy of Quinn. After the meeting here is what Quinn said: A lot of the discussion was how we could work together to...
  • Is the slippery slope at work in Belgium? (Euthanasia)

    12/11/2011 2:38:05 PM PST · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    BioEdge ^ | 12/10/11 | Michael Cook
    The slippery slope is often derided as a logical fallacy. But when one of the leading advocacy groups for euthanasia in Belgium posts an article entitled Euthanasie: tijd voor de volgende stap, Euthanasia, time for the next step, its hard not to think that it may not be so illogical after all. The Humanistisch-Vrijzinnige Vereniging (Humanist-Liberal Association) complains that eligibility for euthanasia is far too restrictive. At the moment, only people with unbearable suffering can be euthanased. This leaves out people in irreversible comas, people with dementia, people with irreversible brain diseases and people who are under 18. This is...