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  • George W. Bush turned up at children’s hospital as Santa, but the buzz was about his elf

    12/21/2014 3:21:33 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 40 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | December 20, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    Whether you agree with his politics or not, and despite being vilified by the left for the better part of eight years, there’s no doubting that George W. Bush is a class act. The former president, dressed as Santa, visited the Dallas’ Children’s Medical Center recently to spread a little Christmas cheer with the young patients. And just as he does in his many activities with wounded veterans, Bush did so sans media.
  • Woman on welfare bullied into abortion by her social worker

    12/20/2014 11:21:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | September 17, 2013 | Sarah Terzo
    A woman who had a baby on welfare describes her social worker’s attitude when she became pregnant a second time: “After having our baby in May, a caseworker at the Department of Social Services made us feel like we’d been irresponsible for having a second child. She lectured Jim [her husband], telling him, “You can’t keep your wife barefoot and pregnant the rest of your life. You’d better do something about it.” She wanted to stop us having children and insisted on making an appointment for us to go to Planned Parenthood for counseling and birth-control supplies – conveniently located...
  • My Only Child…A Post-Abortion Testimony

    12/20/2014 10:48:06 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | September 18, 2013 | Sarah Terzo
    My early 1980′s abortion left me sterile, traumatized and heartbroken. Allow me to elaborate…. WARNING: free of euphemisms and candy-coating. So much flowery rhetoric to describe the most sinister of acts… So I will go there, penetrate the 10 feet thick wall of lies and denial that I lived in, and go to the truth. George Orwell said : “Speaking truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act.” As a young woman, I got pregnant after sleeping around two times. I came to believe my virginity made me a pollyanna or uncool. Most of my college-aged peers were...
  • Aborting or having a baby with Down Syndrome (T21)

    12/20/2014 7:37:51 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | June 13, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    A woman tells her story of an abortion of a down syndrome baby and then her subsequent birth of a disabled child. She shared this on a message board for women who aborted disabled children: I have lurked here for years, and although my story may not be welcomed with open arms, I feel compelled to share it none-the-less. Like many of you, I received a pre-natal diagnosis that our precious baby had Down syndrome and a heart defect. It was completely unexpected and devastating, obviously. Like many of you, my first concern was for my daughter. What would having...
  • Abortionist Lies About Fetal Development

    12/20/2014 5:01:18 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | September 8, 2012 | Tech
    ane Hodgson abortionist ABC News Special, ABC News Forum Abortion: The New Civil War:11-1-1990 In an ABC News interview abortionist Jane Hodgson made the following statements: “I have supervised and participated in or done approximately 30,000.” (abortions) PETER JENNINGS asked: They call you a killer. Does that make sense to you? HODGSON: “Well, I don’t feel that way. I think I have done a humane service for lots of women in this world. I don’t look upon it as killing, no, because I do not consider, in the first place, that any embryo or the fetus is a person. It...
  • Lawsuit shows resistance to legalization of pot

    12/20/2014 10:37:16 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 19, 2014 6:36 PM EST | Nicholas Riccardi
    Despite growing public support for legalizing marijuana, a lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma shows that at least two segments of American society are prepared to fight the idea before the nation’s highest court—social conservatives and law enforcement. The lawsuit seeks to overturn Colorado’s experiment in legalized recreational pot, alleging that the two conservative states are being overrun with Colorado marijuana that is making it harder for them to enforce their own drug laws. …
  • Chicago Patient Being Monitored for Ebola Symptoms Remains Stable

    12/20/2014 9:22:33 AM PST · by wtd · 6 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 12/20/2014
    Chicago Patient Being Monitored for Ebola Symptoms Remains Stable"Medical personnel at the University of Chicago Medical Center who are monitoring a child to rule out an Ebola diagnosis say the child remains in stable condition. The child, who was coming from West Africa, had one of …"NBC Chicago · 4 minutes ago
  • Feds Spend $189,186 to Study Transgender Mortality Using VA Medical Records

    12/19/2014 9:10:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 19, 2014 - 11:31 AM | Melanie Hunter
    The National Institutes of Health has awarded $189,186 in taxpayer dollars to Emory University to study the mortality of transgendered people, using electronic medical records for people who receive care from the Veterans Affairs Administration. “The purpose of this study is to determine whether transgender persons defined as those who medically change the gender assigned to them at birth (male to female or female to male) have higher or lower risk of death and certain diseases than men and women that do not consider themselves transgender,” the grant said. …
  • Many minorities don’t get support to keep their babies, former clinic worker says

    12/19/2014 7:36:51 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Dec 18, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    From a former abortion clinic worker, Rayna Rapp, who is still pro-choice: Many minority women, even if they are not poor, cannot count on support for their pregnancies, and pregnancy related decision-making, from their healthcare providers. Frankie Smithers, an African-American schoolteacher, told me that when she got her positive pregnancy test results back at City Hospital, she was delighted, but the nurse automatically directed her to make an appointment for an abortion. It took considerable complaint to persuade the woman to schedule a prenatal care visit instead. — Rayna Rapp Testing Women, Testing the Fetus: the Social Impact of Amniocentesis...
  • Clinic worker troubled by seeing aborted baby’s foot…but then it became routine

    12/19/2014 7:22:04 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Sarah Terzo
    A nurse from a Seattle abortion clinic said the following at a meeting of abortion providers where they discussed the emotional impact of their work. I was watching the doctor struggle with the cannula, trying to pull it out. I didn’t understand what the resistance was all about. And I was very alarmed and all of the sudden the doctor pulled the cannula out and there, as I was at the woman’s side, I looked down at the cannula and there was a foot sticking out. I will never forget the feeling I had in my chest as the doctor...
  • OBGYN: Doctors who kill “kids” suffer emotional problems

    12/19/2014 6:59:15 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Dec 19, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    Dr. Julius Butler, then professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Minnesota Medical School, said the following about abortionists: Remember, there is a human being at the other end of the table taking that kid apart. We’ve had guys drinking too much, taking drugs, even a suicide or two. Note that he refers to a baby being aborted as “that kid” and not “that tissue” or “that collection of cells.” The sight of baby body parts being pulled out of a woman can haunt abortionists. Whether the abortionist believes he is helping women or is determined to make...
  • Too often, women are pressured to abort. Here’s one way to help them fight back.

    12/19/2014 5:42:25 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Dec 19, 2014 | Adam Peters
    It’s been almost twenty years since O.J. Simpson was acquitted of murder. In what was called “the trial of the century,” a jury found Simpson not guilty of killing ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. While the football star avoided going to prison, he was later ordered to pay over thirty million dollars in compensation to the victims’ families. This wasn’t the first time that Simpson had faced allegations. In 1989, he pleaded no contest to domestic violence charges after police were called to his home. Other 911 calls were made too, some of which got played...
  • Woman Seven Months Pregnant Killed, But Canada Says Her Unborn Baby Molly Isn’t a Human Being

    12/19/2014 5:20:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 12/19/14 | Mike Schouten
    Cassandra Kaake was found bludgeoned to death in a burned out Windsor, Ontario residence last week Thursday. Police revealed the next day that Ms. Kaake was seven months pregnant at the time of her death. Her murder is a tragedy, but she wasn’t the only one who lost a life that night. Her pre-born baby girl did too. Yet her daughter is not recognized as a person under Canadian criminal law because she hadn’t yet exited her mother’s womb. And because of that legal deficiency, no murder charge will ever be laid against the person who took her life. According...
  • 5 dead in 10-state listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples

    12/19/2014 5:11:13 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    Five people have died and 21 others have been hospitalized in a listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples, federal health officials said today.. A total of 28 people infected with listeria have been reported from 10 states, according to a statement from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Eleven of the cases are in the Midwest: five in Missouri, four in Minnesota and two in Wisconsin.
  • Could ibuprofen be an anti-aging medicine? .... extends lifespan in yeast, worms and flies

    12/19/2014 11:00:54 AM PST · by Red Badger · 63 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | 12-18-2014 | Provided by Buck Institute for Age Research
    Full Title: Could ibuprofen be an anti-aging medicine? Popular over-the counter drug extends lifespan in yeast, worms and flies Ibuprofen, a common over-the-counter drug used to relieve pain and fever, could hold the keys to a longer healthier life, according to a study by researchers at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. Publishing in PLoS Genetics on December 18th, scientists showed that regular doses of ibuprofen extended the lifespan of yeast, worms and fruit flies. "There is a lot to be excited about," said Brian Kennedy, PhD, CEO of the Buck Institute, who said treatments, given at doses comparable...
  • Abortionist “Frustrated” and “Angry” About Her Job

    12/18/2014 8:03:48 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | December 30, 2012 | Sarah Terzo
    Carole Meyers OB GYN who has performed “hundreds of abortions” and worked as medical director of Planned Parenthood of Maryland: Addressing crowd of students who had gathered to hear her speak at John Hopkins University: “”If you are going to perform abortions, how is your family going to think about it? How will you tell your kids? What are you going to do if your church doesn’t want you to come anymore? How are you going to feel about a patient who admits she has picketed the clinic in the past? What about the woman who comes in for her...
  • Abortionist Says He’s a “God Loving Christian” But Does Abortions at 28 Weeks

    12/18/2014 6:22:52 PM PST · by Morgana · 28 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 12/18/14 | Sarah Terzo
    James Pendergraft is a late term abortionist, who performs abortions up to 28 weeks. He works in Florida. From an article about him: “Pendergraft also isn’t bashful about making money in his line of work. He says he went into a profession he believes in, and it happens to be profitable… He will not reveal annual revenues, but he says his clinics are “very economically viable.” “His in-your-face salesmanship leaves many – including other clinic operators – uncomfortable. They wonder how much of his professed altruism is just a marketing pitch. Maggie Gifford, a spokeswoman for the Florida coalition of...
  • TD helped ‘dozens’ of women take abortion pills (Ireland)

    12/18/2014 3:32:49 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    journal.ie ^ | 12/17/2014 | Daragh Brophy
    SOCIALIST TD RUTH Coppinger says she’s helped “around two dozen” women access abortion pills advertised online in recent months. The Dublin West deputy said there had been an upswing in awareness of the drugs since she and other pro-choice campaigners took part in a stunt at the end of October — travelling from Belfast by train, and bringing back the pills, which are not available in the Republic. Coppinger and other activists swallowed the pills on their return to Connolly Station (below). arlier in October, an RTÉ investigation revealed that the number of seizures of the pills had more than...
  • Is the EU right to consider obesity a disability?

    12/18/2014 2:36:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2:22PM GMT 18 Dec 2014 | Rohan Banerjee
    Hefty Danish child-minder Karsten Kaltoft, who was fired from his job earlier this year because he was too immobile to tie a kid’s shoelaces, has successfully won his appeal to the European Court of Justice to consider obesity a disability. As a result, new legislation will be drawn for the purposes of equality in the workplace, stating that employers within the EU must treat any overweight members of staff in the same way that they would those with other disabilities—for example, priority parking or adapted facilities. Is this ridiculous, or does the EU have a point? “To disable” means to...
  • Is Obesity a Disability?

    06/17/2014 2:58:09 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 26 replies
    Reason ^ | June 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Nolan Brown
    The case comes to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) from Denmark, where 350-pound child caretaker Karsten Kaltoft says he was fired from his position for being too fat. Kaltoft's employer, Billund Kommune, said his dismissal had nothing to do with his weight and was the result of an overall decrease in childcare enrollments.  But the case could reverberate far beyond the particular fates of Kaltoft and Billund. If the ECJ decides to label obesity a disability, it would be be binding throughout the European Union.  "If obesity is classified as a disability, the effect for employers could be profound,"...
  • Number of patients waiting on trolleys in A&E triples (UK NHS; ER mess)

    12/18/2014 2:28:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:15AM GMT 30 Dec 2014 | Laura Donnelly and Patrick Sawer
    The number of patients forced to endure Accident & Emergency trolley waits of up to 12 hours has tripled in four years. New figures from NHS England show that in November, 23,663 patients in England waited between four and 12 hours on a trolley in A&E. In November 2010, the figure was just 6,579. This month also saw 52 patients waiting in A&E for more than 12 hours, compared with just two in the same month four years ago. The figures show the problems are greatest in London, with 273 waits of between four and 12 hours at Barts Health...
  • UN Identifies Israel as Top Contributor Per Capita in Fight Against Ebola (VIDEO)

    UN Identifies Israel as Top Contributor Per Capita in Fight Against Ebola (VIDEO)"Israel has pledged $8.75 million USD to the UN’s Ebola Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) towards fighting the deadly disease, according to the Foreign Ministry. Dr. David Nabarro, Special UN Envoy for …" The Algemeiner · 13 minutes ago
  • 11th Sierra Leonean doctor dies from Ebola; fire destroys supplies

    12/18/2014 2:18:26 PM PST · by wtd · 9 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 12/18/2014
    11th Sierra Leonean doctor dies from Ebola; fire destroys supplies"he death of Dr. Victor Willoughby, who tested positive for Ebola on Saturday, was a major loss for Sierra Leone, said Dr. Brima Kargbo, the country's chief medical officer. "Dr. Victor Willoughby was a mentor to us …"FOX News · 2 hours ago
  • Study reveals cops are the most obese workers in America

    12/18/2014 10:51:21 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 66 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | Dec. 17, 2014 | Tim MacFarlan
    • Along with firefighters and security guards, nearly 41% of police are obese • Findings published in American Journal of Preventive Medicine study • Slimmest workers are economists, scientists and psychologists Their job is to protect and serve – but it seems some police officers interpret this as an excuse to enjoy too many extra servings at the lunch table. A study has revealed US cops have the highest rates of obesity among any profession in the country. Along with firefighters and security guards, nearly 41 per cent of boys in blue are obese, according to a study in the...
  • Black Abortions Matter

    12/18/2014 9:20:16 AM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    town hall ^ | Dec 18, 2014 | Mike Adams
    A friend sent me a recent news article showing that Planned Parenthood had decided to join in the protest of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. He was curious to know why Planned Parenthood was interested in the case. After all, they provide abortions. What is their interest in preventing the death of people like Michael Brown? Before I answered his question, I told him to take a couple of hours to watch Maafa 21 – a documentary on the roots of Planned Parenthood in the eugenics movement. Some interesting statistics are revealed in the film. For example:...
  • Former Abortion Worker from Chula Vista Abortion Clinic Tells of What She Saw

    12/17/2014 9:38:24 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | September 14, 2012 | Tech
    “When they’re about 12 weeks, then the doctor takes the baby out with forceps. He takes the baby out in pieces. He checks each part and he places each one in a tray down below. When he finishes the procedure, I have to drain everything. We drain it to separate body parts from blood. We place all the parts in a jar that goes to the laboratory. It’s impressive how well-defined they are. You can’t believe what you are seeing. You see perfect little hands, tinier than those of a Barbie doll. You can see intestines, tiny ribs, their little...
  • Woman joins pro-choice movement. Could she have become pro-life instead?

    12/17/2014 8:39:00 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | August 14, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    This is how a woman became an abortion clinic escort. First, she attended a pro-choice march. “My participation in the pro-choice march was motivated by boredom and restlessness as much as by a desire to be of service. I had thought about getting involved in some kind of cause, but I didn’t know which one. Having been too young in the 60s to participate in the peace movement, I look forward to attending a real political march. I didn’t attend the antichoice march held the same day because the newspaper letters to the editor with “pro-life” views seem too cold,...
  • Boo Hoo: Virginia Dems Who Refused to Compromise on Abortion Clinic Regulations Now Crying Foul

    12/17/2014 7:33:56 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Red State ^ | December 16th, 2014 | Cortney O'Brien (Diary) |
    No matter how many common sense pro-life bills Ken Cuccinelli introduced in the Virginia State Senate, he found absolutely no compromise from his Democratic colleagues. Year after year, liberal legislators routinely rejected bills that would have ensured necessary regulations in the state’s abortion clinics. Now, they are left with what they call an ‘extreme’ law named TRAP, the Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers. I spoke to former Attorney General and 2013 Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli (R-VA) about his experience in the Virginia State Senate, where he says Democrats have no right to cry foul over the current law, when...
  • Pro-Abortion Clergy Claim Jesus Would Accept Abortion

    12/17/2014 5:41:32 PM PST · by Morgana · 23 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 12/17/14 | Sarah Zagorski
    Truthfully, abortion and God don’t go too well together. But apparently, according to a new article on the pro-abortion website Think Progress titled, “God Loves Women Who Have Abortions': The Religious Abortion Advocates That History Forgot” more religious leaders should support “reproductive freedom.” The article presents three main points: God loves women who’ve had abortions, religious clergy joined the pro-abortion movement because too many women were dying from back alley abortions and historically the religious community has failed to love post-abortive women. First of all, of course God loves women who have had abortions, that’s NEVER been in question. Yet,...
  • Court Tells Pro-Life Midwives They Must Participate in Abortions or Lose Their Jobs

    12/17/2014 5:28:25 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 12/17/14 | Steven Ertelt
    In a horrible defeat for conscience rights for medical professionals, a British court today ruled that a pair of midwives who didn’t want to be involved in assisting abortions must do so. Midwives Mary Doogan and Connie Wood won a lower court decision last year but the UK’s Supreme Court heard an appeal brought by the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, which is supported by the pro-abortion British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) and the Royal College of Midwives. The midwives, with more than 20 years’ experience, initially lost their cases against their employers in the Outer House of the Court...
  • Contact Lenses

    12/17/2014 5:24:38 PM PST · by Ghost of SVR4 · 19 replies
    Today | Me
    Just curious where other freepers get their contact lenses online? My tow kids are now both sporting contacts and I am looking for reputable sites that will deliver to my home for the best price. Can anyone lend their experience?
  • The Obama Rule: Can I Get Away With It?

    12/17/2014 3:59:45 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | December 17, 2014 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    all it The Obama Rule. When will our president do something he wants to do that the Constitution or morality prohibits? When he can get away with it. President Barack Obama did not move forward with his unilateral action on immigration before the midterm elections, because he was worried he would pay too high a price. Additional congressional Democrats might have lost, and more Democrats would have blamed him for the losses. He moved forward with his unconstitutional action after the elections because he calculated — correctly — that Republican congressional leaders would let him get away with it. One...
  • Ebola toll rises to more than 6,900: WHO

    Ebola toll rises to more than 6,900: WHO"More than 6,900 people have now died from the Ebola virus, almost all of them in west Africa, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. As of December 14, there were 18,569 cases of infection of the deadly … Yahoo! · 1 minute ago *****
  • Planned Parenthood congratulates new Surgeon General

    12/17/2014 11:30:43 AM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    life dynamics ^ | December 16, 2014 | life dynamics
    By a vote of 51 to 43 vote, the Senate has confirmed 37-year-old Vivek Murthy as Surgeon General of the United States. Critics say that the Obama pick is a political appointment only. Pro-lifers say that anyone the most radically pro-abortion president to date would select as America’s top doctor will most likely favor abortion. No sooner did the news of the confirmation become public that Planned Parenthood Action sent out a tweet of congratulations: PP Congrats Surgeon General Dec 2014 In the words of the Stanek Report, “Planned Parenthood support of new surgeon general says all you need to...
  • When you lose weight, where does the fat go? It turns into carbon dioxide.

    12/17/2014 8:43:25 AM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 48 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 12/16/2014 | University of New South Wales
    The most common misconception among doctors, dieticians and personal trainers is that the missing mass has been converted into energy or heat. "There is surprising ignorance and confusion about the metabolic process of weight loss," says Professor Andrew Brown, head of the UNSW School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences. "The correct answer is that most of the mass is breathed out as carbon dioxide. It goes into thin air," says the study's lead author, Ruben Meerman, a physicist and Australian TV science presenter. ------------------- The second most frequently asked question is whether weight loss can cause global warming.
  • Diagnosis of whooping cough surprises mother, what you need to know about the disease

    12/17/2014 4:22:52 AM PST · by wtd · 27 replies
    KBZK ^ | 12/17/2014 18 hours 41 minutes ago | by Brooke Boone - KBZK News
    Diagnosis of whooping cough surprises mother, what you need to know about the disease[video report at link] With seven confirmed cases of pertussis or whooping cough popping up from elementary through high school grade levels in the Three Forks School District, one mother said she was surprised when her son came down with the disease. "I was shocked," said Michelle Rogers. Rogers says her family is currently in quarantine mode, after her 8-year old son tested positive for whooping cough. But the diagnosis was a surprise: "All of my kids are vaccinated and up to date with their shots."...
  • Sierra Leone to start house-to-house searches for Ebola patients

    12/17/2014 4:18:45 AM PST · by wtd · 7 replies
    EuroNews ^ | 12/17/2014 | Reuters
    EuroNews/Reuters: Sierra Leone to start house-to-house searches for Ebola patients 15 minutes ago "FREETOWN (Reuters) – Sierra Leone said it would start house-to-house searches for Ebola patients on Wednesday and impose internal travel restrictions as part of a new push to combat the epidemic. Health workers …"
  • Reverend: giving women “right to abortion” is a “compassionate stand”

    12/16/2014 10:32:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 32 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | February 13, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    From a proabortion clergy member: “Clearly, giving a woman the right to abortion is a compassionate stand, and anytime compassion rules over judgment, we see the kingdom of God. I can’t get any of these Bible thumping, antiabortion people to show me any place at all scripture where Jesus ever says, “You made your bed, now lie in it. Too bad…” I see Jesus as being outrageously gracious, outrageously forgiving. If Jesus were right here today, I think he would say, “I’m sad that anyone has to have an abortion. I’m sad that has to be a choice. But you’ve...
  • $524,403 Gov’t Study Examines Link Between Diabetes and Lesbian, Bisexual Women

    12/16/2014 9:50:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 16, 2014 - 4:57 PM | Melanie Hunter
    The National Institutes of Health through its National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases has awarded $524,403 in taxpayer dollars to San Diego University to study diabetes and sexual orientation in women. “Type 2 diabetes (T2D) contributes to substantial morbidity, disability, and premature mortality in the U.S.,” the grant said. “Lesbian and Bisexual (LB) women may be at elevated risk for developing T2D because they are more likely than heterosexual women to experience Obesity and other risk factors linked with T2D such as cigarette smoking, Violence victimization, and depressive distress,” the grant added. …
  • Feminist Amanda Marcotte compares unborn babies to bacteria

    12/16/2014 9:39:50 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | March 21, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    Feminist Amanda Marcotte (Twitter): “Taking antibiotics terminates more life than an abortion. One organism < the billions you kill with antibiotics.” IMAGE ON LINK If you can believe an embryo is greater than a woman, I can believe bacteria has a right to live. GRAPHIC IMAGE ON LINK Is this a baby or bacteria?
  • Abortionist: “God gave me this mission in life.”

    12/16/2014 8:55:48 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | March 13, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    In the small still hours of the night I am at peace with myself and with God, who gave me this mission in life.” Dallas abortionist Mary Smith, MD Physicians for Reproductive Health “Why I Provide Abortions” This is what Smith’s “God given” mission is, according to her: GRAPHIC IMAGES ON LINK
  • Pro-choice supporter: pregnancy is a “venereal disease”

    12/16/2014 8:48:22 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | March 24, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    A medical ethicist who supported abortion said the following shortly after Roe versus Wade: “The ethical principle is that pregnancy, when wanted, is a healthy process, pregnancy, when not wanted is a disease – in fact, a venereal disease.” Joseph Fletcher, The Ethics of Genetic Control: Ending Reproductive Roulette (Garden City, New York: Anchor Press, 1974) 142
  • Prochoicer: abortion is like “weeding your garden”

    12/16/2014 7:50:52 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | April 5, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    In April of 2013, a group of TFP (Society for Tradition, Family, and Property) Student Activists staged a protest outside the courtroom where Doctor Kermit Gosnell was being tried for infanticide after killing babies born alive after abortions (he was later convicted) One passerby tried to justify Gosnells actions: Pro-abortion woman: “It’s not murder.” Referring to pregnant mothers, she said: “There’s nothing there until there’s love.” TFP volunteer: “If it’s not murder, then what is it?” Pro-abortion woman: “It’s like you’re weeding your garden.” TFP: “Really? Do you kill the weeds?” Pro-abortion woman: “You have to love. There’s not life...
  • Abortion Clinic owner: pro-choice people have “loving, caring” perspective

    12/16/2014 6:19:17 PM PST · by Morgana · 23 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | April 27, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    Kay Bellevue, who started an abortion clinic in Fargo: “I have always acted on what to me are Judeo-Christian principles. The 10 Commandments plus love thy neighbor.… It’s very distressing to me that [people,] particularly the people opposed to abortion, will attempt to say their moral beliefs are the only correct ones… I think pro-choice people have a very strong basis in theology for the caring, loving perspective they have on abortion as do the antiabortion people have a basis in theology for their strong, loving caring perspective about the fetus.” Quoted in Faye D Ginsburg Contested Lives: the Abortion...
  • She Ran a Filthy Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic Like Kermit Gosnell’s But Won’t Face Charges

    12/16/2014 5:29:25 PM PST · by Morgana
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 12/16/14 | Sarah Zagorski
    Do you remember when Planned Parenthood called Kermit Gosnell’s abortion facility a “criminal enterprise? ” Well, apparently the abortion giant has many abortion facilities of their own that are very similar to Gosnell’s. In 2013, Timothy Liveright, who worked at two Planned Parenthood facilities in Delaware, was charged with multiple counts of incompetence and negligence related to abortions done on five women between February and March of that year. As Lifenews previously reported, some of the other charges he faced included over-medicating patents, doing unnecessary surgical procedures, and failing to properly monitor patients and provide appropriate emergency care. Additionally, his...
  • Use of abortifacient contraceptives doubled in U.S. since 2006

    12/16/2014 3:52:33 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Dec 16, 2014 | Lisa Bourne
    Abortifacient contraceptive use among U.S. women has almost doubled in the last eight years, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report released last week. The report said that 7.2 percent of U.S. women ages 15 to 44 confirmed using long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC), meaning either intrauterine devices (IUD) or contraceptive hormonal implants, in the month they were asked between 2011 and 2013. This represents an increase from 3.8 percent of women who answered the same during the period between 2006 and 2010, according to details of the study reported by Yahoo News. Abortifacient contraceptives end unborn...
  • Scientists Debate If It's OK To Make Viruses More Dangerous In The Lab

    12/16/2014 3:41:52 PM PST · by wtd · 17 replies
    KCUR ^ | Tue December 16, 2014 2:26 pm | NELL GREENFIELDBOYCE
    Scientists Debate If It's OK To Make Viruses More Dangerous In The LabImagine that scientists wanted to take Ebola virus and see if it could ever become airborne by deliberately causing mutations in the lab and then searching through those new viruses to see if any spread easily through … KCUR 89.3 FM · 21 minutes ago
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    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Dec 16, 2014 | Becky Yeh
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    12/16/2014 9:49:42 AM PST · by dennisw · 23 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Monday, December 15, 2014 | By Stephen Dinan
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    12/16/2014 6:31:05 AM PST · by wtd · 7 replies
    YNaija ^ | 12/15/2014 14 hours ago
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