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  • ObamaCare architect Ezekiel Emanuel has anounced the ‘optimal age of death’ - you won’t like it

    09/19/2014 12:30:11 PM PDT · by xzins · 122 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | September 19, 2014 | Robert Laurie
    Democrats seem to love death.  Whether they’re yammering about abortion or “end of life” planning, they just can’t get enough of talking up the myriad ways people can exit life’s stage.  They always claim this is simply a discussion about personal responsibility and individual choice but, since they despise those ideals in virtually every other matter, it’s a hard argument to buy. Enter Ezekiel Emanuel.  Emanuel was one of the chief architects of ObamaCare and is, of course, the brother of Rahm.  Over at The Atlantic, he’s penned an article about his own death and he’s made a shocking announcement...
  • Abortion and the mystery of suffering

    09/19/2014 12:24:21 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 8 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/18/14 | Melanie Pritchard
    When I check my Facebook, I love to see people celebrating and sharing beautiful moments in their lives. But today as I peruse my page, I see heartache. First I see the mother of a girl I went to high school youth group with sharing that her mother will die of cancer in the next 48 hours. I pause as I remember building gingerbread houses at their home every year at Christmas time, remembering when life was normal. Then I see a post by a woman who I had talked to at a wedding I attended about a week prior....
  • Justice Dept. sides with 14-year-old girl raped while serving as 'bait' in middle school sting

    09/19/2014 7:58:02 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 92 replies
    al.com ^ | 09/17/2014 | Challen Stephens
    ACTUAL TITLE: Justice Department sides with 14-year-old girl raped while serving as 'bait' in middle school sting HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- The federal government today sided with the guardian of a teenage girl who was raped during a botched sting operation in the boy's bathroom, arguing the Madison County School system was liable under federal law to investigate harassment and protect female students. "A school board cannot avoid summary judgment as a matter of law when a school administrator willfully ignores a plan to use a 14-year-old special needs student as bait to catch a student with a known history of...
  • How socialism makes old people want to kill themselves: a true story

    09/19/2014 7:31:57 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 58 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/17/14 | Hilary White
    Let me tell you a little story. Once upon a time, my beloved uncle and aunt, who live in northern England, were close friends with a nice couple whom I’ll call Margaret and James. These were perfectly ordinary middle class people, who are of the immediate post-War generation, born in the mid-40s. They worked quite hard all their lives, and built a business, which did fairly well. They had assumed that this work would pay off in the long term, and that because they had planned carefully and wisely, and had saved and lived pretty sensibly, that they were more...
  • Should We Offer Alzheimer’s Patients Love and Care or Push Them Into Assisted Suicide?

    09/19/2014 7:21:54 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/19/14 | Wesley J. Smith
    Sometimes I get emotional whiplash. On one hand, we see very prominent bioethicists say that we should starve Alzheimer’s patients to death if they asked to be killed in an advance directive.Compassion and Choices teaches oldsters how to commit suicide by self-starvation.People like Peter Singer claim we should be allowed to lethally inject Alzheimer’s patients non-persons even if they never asked–despite having cared very well for his so afflicted mother.Then, there is the story of the man who gave his beloved wife, dying of Alzheimer’s, his last breath. Literally. From the KFOR story: An elderly couple, who had been together...
  • Abortionist Runs Filthy Clinic: Blood From Last Abortion Splattered on Suction Machine

    09/19/2014 7:15:35 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/19/14 | Cheryl Sullenge
    A scathing report has been issued by Michigan Administrative Law Judge Shawn Downey, who has found that Muskegon abortionist Robert Alexander is responsible for negligence and incompetence under the state’s Public Health Code in a case involving filthy “Gosnell-like” conditions at Alexander’s Muskegon abortion business.Judge Downey based his conclusions on testimony and evidence presented at a disciplinary hearing held on September 3, 2014. His report has been forwarded to the Michigan Board of Physicians, which will later decide on a course of disciplinary action that could include license revocation.“Anything short of permanent license revocation is completely unacceptable,” said Operation Rescue...
  • John Boehner Joins Nancy Pelosi to Pass Bill Funding Planned Parenthood, Obamacare

    09/19/2014 3:27:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9/19/2014 | Dr. Susan Berry
    House Speaker John Boehner (R) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D) united Wednesday evening to fund the government after September 30 by passing a continuing resolution (CR) that includes the funding of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, and Obamacare. Republicans needed significant support from Democrats to pass the CR, 319-108. However, 53 Republicans and 55 Democrats voted against it, reports CNSNews.com. The bill will fund the government through December 11th during the “lame duck” session of Congress. Among the Republican members of the House who voted against the resolution were Reps. Louis Gohmert (TX); Michele Bachmann (MN); Trey...
  • Spanking Is Great for Sex (Which is why it’s grotesque for parenting.)

    09/18/2014 5:36:31 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 45 replies
    Slate ^ | 9/18/14 | Jillian Keenan
    "Spanking Is Great for Sex" Once again, I’ve been accused of pedophilia. Well, to be technical, my sexual identity was called “somewhat pedophilic.” But we’re talking about one of the most loathsome things a person can be accused of, so why split hairs? I’m also regularly told that my sexuality is “repulsive,” “damaged,” and “abusive.” But all of those feel like Valentines compared with “pedophilic.” People say this to me so often because I’m kinky, and I’ve written about it. I have a spanking fetish...I’ve had submissive fantasies for as long as I can remember, and it’s part of my...
  • Obamacare Creator: Die At 75!

    09/18/2014 6:19:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 117 replies
    Breitbart, Big Government ^ | 9/18/14 | Ben Shapiro
    Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, one of the masterminds behind Obamacare, has now explained that he wishes to die at age 75. In an article in The Atlantic, Emanuel writes, “Seventy-five. That’s how long I want to live: 75 years.” He explains that his daughters disagree; so do his brothers and his friends. But, he says, “I am sure of my position…here is a simple truth that many of us seem to resist: living too long is also a loss. It renders many of us, if not disabled, then faltering and declining, a state that may not be worse than death but
  • Hillary Clinton Says the United States Embarrasses Her

    09/18/2014 2:57:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 57 replies
    C-FAM ^ | Rebecca Oas, Ph.D.
    NEW YORK, September 19 (C-Fam) "It is embarrassing, I mean, really, it’s embarrassing.” Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told a conference room of international feminists and abortion advocates that the US is a long way from ratifying the UN treaty on discrimination against women, “not for lack of trying, but for absence of support.” Clinton was the final speaker last Friday at a two-day feminist conference called “Women and Girls Rising” at the Ford Foundation in New York., which began with remarks by Gloria Steinem and was organized by the author of a glowing biography of Margaret Sanger. Former...
  • Radical ‘gender’ paradigm could be leading to global totalitarianism: author

    09/18/2014 8:34:12 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 15 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/18/14 | Hilary White
    No human society has ever tried to re-write human sexuality, and the current global trend may be leading the world down new dark paths of statist totalitarianism, warns a German author and social commentator known for her criticism of “gender ideology.” During her recent speaking tour in the Czech Republic, Gabriele Kuby spoke to Catholic World Report on her new book, “The Global Sexual Revolution: The Destruction of Freedom in the Name of Freedom.” Kuby said that this is the first time in human history that a whole civilization has knowingly and deliberately “turned sexual norms completely upside down.” “Gender theory...
  • My Year As an Abortion Doula (Slate)

    09/17/2014 5:24:53 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 5 replies
    Slate ^ | 9/15/14 | Alex Ronan
    My first patient ever stares at me blankly when I say the doctor will see her soon. Her two small children treat the waiting room chairs like monkey bars; they’ve been sitting around for hours. Dee (some names have been changed throughout) is here to get laminaria inserted, the small seaweed sticks positioned in the cervix that expand upon contact with moisture, producing enough dilation to enable a second trimester abortion, which will happen tomorrow. I know I’m not succeeding at giving her the warm, confident assurance I’ve practiced in the mirror. -snip- Women have historically supported other women through...
  • Belgium approves euthanasia for rapist serving life sentence

    Belgium’s Minister of Justice approved a euthanasia request Monday from a convicted rapist serving a life sentence. The Brussels court of appeal will review the case September 29, but Belgian media report it is expected simply to record the existence of the agreement between the man and the government. This would not be the first euthanasia of a Belgian prisoner – a terminally ill man who had already spent 27 years in jail was legally killed two years ago – but in the case of Frank Van Den Bleeken, the euthanasia request is being linked to the conditions of his...
  • Want To Murder Someone? Pennsylvania’s About To Make It Easier

    09/17/2014 9:06:21 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9-17-2014 | Dick Teresi
    Pennsylvania legislators are poised to pass into law an organ-transplant-donation bill that will make it easier for murderers to avoid detection and prosecution. Two bills, almost identical, Senate Bill 850 (SB 850) and House Bill 30 (HB 30), according to its many bipartisan sponsors, will greatly increase the number of organ donors. There are currently 121,000 people on the national waitlist for organ transplants, and laws to increase the organ supply are perennially popular in many states. Those opposing such laws are commonly accused of condemning to death people on the waitlist. Law enforcement officials, however, are taking exception to...
  • Media Ignores Huge Reporting Showing Obama Lied About Obamacare Funding Abortions

    09/17/2014 7:27:02 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/17/14 | Curtis Houck
    On Tuesday, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report documenting how abortions are being funded by taxpayers under ObamaCare despite a provision in the law stating that abortions will not be covered under ObamaCare insurance plans. When the Tuesday evening newscasts for the major broadcast networks had passed, however, none of them devoted even a second to the story.According to the report, 28 states (plus D.C.) did not restrict ObamaCare insurance plans that included abortions as a benefit while 23 states did have that restriction in place. In addition, the GAO found that 17 out of 18 insurers...
  • If You Struggle Over an Issue… You Must Be Right!

    09/15/2014 6:32:43 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 25 replies
    Aquila Report ^ | 15 September 2014 | Timothy Hammons
    I’m doing some research around the web and came across Rachel Held’s Evans post on God and the Gay Christian. In there she tells us that she has another post that is in the works about why she changed her mind on God and the gay Christian. Gee, can’t wait. Her testimony and preface for this upcoming post is simply that she has struggled over the issue, she has had many sleepless nights. She has really wrestles with it… therefore, her conclusions must be sound. Here are her words: "Certainly there are many other Christians struggling to make sense of...
  • GAO Says Abortion Coverage ‘Inconsistent with Federal Requirements’ in Obamacare Exchanges

    09/16/2014 7:21:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/16/2014 | Mary Harned
    Sadly, and at last, a new report by the federal Government Accountability Office (GAO) has revealed that the Obama administration has utterly failed to keep its promises to prevent taxpayer funds from being used to pay for abortions in insurance plans offered through exchanges established under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). And the administration accepts no responsibility for this failure. Given the ACA’s extensive list of shortcomings and controversies, the GAO report may elicit little more than a yawn from the media. Yet, the report is stunning in that it documents how the Obama administration has abandoned and even undermined...
  • Middle School Bans Teen’s “Virginity Rocks” T-Shirt

    09/16/2014 4:00:23 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 29 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/16/14 | Steven Ertelt
    An Arkansas middle school is under fire for banning a student’s t-shirt which reads “Virginity Rocks.”Although 13-year-old Cloe Rubiano is saving herself for marriage, school officials are unhappy she is sharing that message with students at Ramay Junior High. Rubiano purchased the shirt at a Christian festival to display her pro-life values. The shirt says “Virginity Rocks” on the front, and “I’m loving my husband and I haven’t even met him” on the back.However, when she wore the shirt to school, officials banned the shirt and made her wear a school-issued gym shirt instead, saying the shirt might lead to...
  • Patient in “Vegetative State” for 16 Years May Have Been Aware The Whole Time

    09/16/2014 10:57:30 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 32 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/16/14 | Wesley J. Smith
    As regular readers of this blog know, I loathe the V-word used for human beings instead of peas.So, why did I deploy it in my headline? Because another case of a supposedly unconscious man, found to be actually aware, has apparently been discovered–and many would have denigrated him as nothing but a V before he went into the scanning machine.From the Nature News story: A dozen volunteers watched Alfred Hitchcock for science while lying motionless in a magnetic-resonance scanner. Another participant, a man who has lived in a vegetative state for 16 years, showed brain activity remarkably similar to that...
  • Abortionist: “It’s Great” That 98% of the Babies He Aborted Were Hispanic

    09/16/2014 8:08:16 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 41 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/16/14 | Carole Novielli
    White abortion doctor, Lester Minto who performs abortions in Texas has admitted that he aborts primarily Hispanic babies.“For 35 years I had a clinic where I saw women and took care of their reproductive needs, but mostly terminating pregnancies,” Dr. Lester Minto says.“Ninety-eight percent were Hispanics,” Minto told NPR radio, “I would go days where I wouldn’t speak English because they were all Spanish speakers — which is great.”Minto, who says he averaged more than 4000 each year, admits that he has had emergencies related to his abortions. Two of his patients have had to go to the hospital, he...
  • The Real Sickness At The Heart Of American Culture

    09/16/2014 5:27:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 16, 2014 | John Hawkins
    People don't like to talk about America's culture for the same reason that a man who just had a heart attack doesn't want to discuss the double bacon cheeseburger he's eating. He knows what he's doing is killing him, but it's easier not to deal with it. We’re in the same boat. * We treat success as an accident or a cheat while defending people who make bad decisions, who won't educate themselves or who won't work. * We've allowed pornography to become so accessible that it's practically universally viewed, even among teenagers. * We love victims so much that...
  • Abortion ‘doula’: I was trained to ‘support’ women choosing gendercide

    09/16/2014 6:44:45 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/15/14 | Ben Johnson
    A young woman who volunteers as an assistant in the abortion industry says she was trained to be “supportive” of women who chose to have sex-selective abortions and 11-year-olds who opted to remain in a sexual relationship with their much older rapist. Alex Ronan also describes the conscious decision to lie to patients and the graphic, bloody details of her first year as an abortion doula in an article published Sunday in New York Magazineem>. An abortion “doula” – a Greek word that literally means “female slave” – is supposed to comfort women during the abortion procedure. The 23-year-old received...
  • Doctor’s Note Required to Use Chapstick in School, Yet Abortions Available to Minors

    09/16/2014 5:53:34 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 21 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/15/14 | Stacie Kuhns
    A news story has been making the rounds about a ridiculous elementary school regulation against students’ use of lip balm. A fifth-grader named Grace Karaffa requested some Chapstick while on the playground and was denied.Eleven year-old Grace started a petition to allow Stuarts Draft Elementary School students to use the product and gained 236 signatures before testifying to the school board.She explained, “I was told I couldn’t use it. Then later that day, they started to bleed so I asked for Chapstick again and I was told that it was against the school policy for elementary kids to have Chapstick.”The...
  • Breaking: (New) Gov't Report: Obamacare Funds Abortions

    09/16/2014 5:24:04 AM PDT · by xzins · 60 replies
    CBN ^ | September 16, 2014 | John Jessup
    A new government report confirms what pro-life advocates have long feared: President Obama's health care reform law allows for taxpayer-funded abortions. In a report to Congress, the Government Accountability Office found 28 states with no laws restricting qualified health plans that limit abortion coverage. In Massachusetts, only two of the 111 state-approved plans comply with the historic Hyde Amendment, which prohibits abortion funding except in cases of rape or incest. Five states (Connecticut, Hawaii, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Vermont) don't offer any qualified plans that follow Hyde's precedent, in place since 1977. That directly contradicts the president's 2010 executive...
  • Premarital Sex is a Mortal Sin – Of this we must be clear and insist on repentance as the...

    09/16/2014 2:24:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 9/15/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    We live in times when many call good or “no big deal” what God calls sin. This is especially true in the area of sexuality where whole sectors of our society not only tolerate, but even celebrate sexual practices that the Scriptures call gravely sinful, and which will lead to hell if not repented of. Acts of fornication (pre-marital sex) and homosexual acts cannot be considered acceptable by any Catholic, or any person who sincerely accepts the Scripture as the Word of God. And even for those who do not share our faith, acts of fornication, and homosexual acts can...
  • Planned Parenthood thinks pro-life counselors are the embodiment of evil: here’s their reason why

    09/15/2014 11:59:31 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/12/14 | Ben Johnson
    Last June 26, the Supreme Court unanimously struck down a Massachusetts bubble zone law requiring sidewalk counselors to stand at least 35 feet away from the entrance of any abortion facility in McCullen v. Coakley. The city of Burlington, Vermont, rescinded its 35-foot city ordinance the next week. The abortion industry has tried to come up with new laws to silence pro-life sidewalk counselors ever since. There's just one problem: There's no evidence that the laws “protect” anything except abortion facilities' profits. Thus, pro-abortion activists are trying desperately to gin up something, anything, to keep pro-life people away from their...
  • Germany Dedicates Memorial to Disabled People Nazis Killed, But is Abortion Eugenics Much Different?

    09/15/2014 8:29:20 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 3 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/15/14 | Eric Metaxas
    We should applaud the newest memorial in Germany. And maybe we need one of our own. I’ll explain.A few weeks ago, Germany dedicated a memorial to Nazism’s first victims: the disabled. The people of Germany have come to terms with their past.The question now is, When will we?The 80-foot glass panel unveiled in Berlin’s Tiergarten memorializes the estimated 70,000 sick and disabled people killed by the Third Reich as part of what was officially called Aktion T4 (and more informally, “Gnadentod,” which is German for “mercy death.”)There was nothing merciful about it. Between 1939 and 1941, more than 5,000 children...
  • Porn star making campaign ads for Pennsylvania Democrat and would-be Governor Tom Wolf

    09/14/2014 8:31:26 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 16 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/14/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    The most heinous depictions of evil perversion to and upon women are the themes of a torture porn film made by an actor who also starred in campaign ads for Pennsylvania’s Tom Wolf, a Democrat who is running to become that state’s governor. Porno film actor Alan Benyak had the lead role of “Mr. Cannibal,” in a horrific film which describes how four friends are kidnapped by a man only to realize they are part of his BREEDING FARM! “These women are milked, bred, and sold for a psycho’s pleasure,” says the promo on the front of the porno vid....
  • Cecile Richards complains about over-the-counter birth control plan

    09/12/2014 5:52:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Live action ^ | Cassy Fiano
    Abortion advocates have long been pushing for birth control and emergency contraceptives to be sold over-the-counter. According to Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, some politicians are trying to make the birth control pill available without health insurance and over-the-counter. But rather than being excited about this, Richards has written an op-ed for CNN explaining about how bad this will be for women. So when politicians who have otherwise embraced policies that would drag women back to the 1950s suggest making birth control available over the counter instead of covering it in insurance plans, they’re not experiencing a change of heart....
  • Study Proves Abortion is More Dangerous Than Childbirth

    09/12/2014 10:55:54 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 24 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/12/14 | Brad Mattes
    Pro-abortion activists fight for abortion throughout pregnancy for any reason—no exceptions. Their fundamental argument centers on women’s health.But stunning research shows this concern is all smoke and mirrors.Pro-abortion activists have long tried to claim that abortion is safer than childbirth. For years they’ve touted manipulated numbers, trying in vain to bolster this myth. We’ve always known those statistics were bogus, and a study by Dr. Priscilla Coleman and Dr. David Reardon reveals abortion is much more dangerous to women than giving birth. And the results are sadly even more devastating to women’s health than even I had anticipated.First, let me...
  • What if America Held a Funeral for The 57 Million Babies Killed in Abortion?

    09/12/2014 8:37:58 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/12/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Tens of thousands of pro-life people will participate in the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children on Saturday at over 100 locations nationwide. The event, held at actual burial places of aborted babies and other memorial sites, will serve as a powerful reminder of how abortion kills children. The event marks the 26th anniversary of the burial of 1200 aborted babies at Holy Cross Cemetery in Milwaukee.“The National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children is taking place tomorrow at more than 120 locations nationwide, including the actual burial places of aborted babies and other memorial sites,” says Eric Scheidler...
  • No, there is no “Christian case” for abortion

    09/12/2014 8:30:31 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    National Right to Life News ^ | 9/11/14 | Dave Andrusko
    Keli Goff ‘s essay at the Daily Beast was headlined “A Christian Case for Abortion Rights?” Does that not sound like the vegetarian’s case for meat, Barack Obama’s case for decisive leadership, or the devout atheist—contrary at its core? This oldie but badie argument merits a rebuttal, not because it is so original but because it is like the 700th iteration of a Xerox.So what IS the Christian case for abortion rights, you ask? It’s really more like how Goff has concluded that a pro-life position, for Christians, at least, is problematic because of “four primary complications.” These are so...
  • Euthanasia, assisted suicide, and the utopian dream of controlling the uncontrollable

    09/12/2014 6:10:01 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 4 replies
    National Right to Life News ^ | 9/9/14 | Paul Russell
    Two recent articles on euthanasia and assisted suicide in the Australian press serve to highlight the dilemma of the form of any legislation that might be proposed as well as the reality of what crossing the Rubicon of the prohibition on killing or assisting in suicide will mean for a society like ours.Senator David Leyonhjelm (Assisted Suicide. OnLine Opinion, Sept 8) poses the classical libertarian view (that ‘permission from government should not be required’) while The Age writer, Julia Medew, records the view of one of the doctors she interviews as seeking legislative control (Don’t-tell doctors supporting secret euthanasia deaths...
  • ‘Pro-choice’ 2.0: it’s just ‘pro-abortion’ now

    09/12/2014 5:40:30 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/11/14 | John Stonestreet
    If Roe v. Wade were overturned tomorrow, we would celebrate, right? Well, yes, but not so fast. A fringe element of the pro-choice movement has always insisted that Roe, even though it legalized abortion in the United States, didn’t go far enough. You see, in his majority opinion in the fateful 1973 Supreme Court case, Justice Harry Blackmun established a number of criteria for legal abortion, among them the so-called “viability test.” According to Blackmun, if a fetus lacks viability outside the womb, it also lacks a component of personhood, and therefore a right to life. In the years since Roe, of course, viability has become...
  • Topless activists cleared after raid in Paris cathedral, security guards fined

    09/11/2014 4:07:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    French judges on Wednesday acquitted nine Femen activists who staged a topless protest in Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral last year, but gave suspended fines to church security guards for "manhandling" the activists as they removed them. The Femen protesters entered Notre Dame on February 12, 2013 dressed in long coats, which they removed once inside, revealing anti-church and anti-pope slogans painted on their upper bodies. They began screaming "Pope no more!", "No more homophobe," and "Bye bye Benedict!" – reportedly in response to Pope Benedict's resignation announcement – while using sticks to hit one of the huge bells, on display...
  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Laments That Roe Abortion Case Activated a Pro-Life Movement

    09/11/2014 12:01:47 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 58 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/11/14 | Dave Andrusko
    It seems as if every few months pro-abortion Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gives a speech and/or interview in which she talks about how if only the Supreme Court had reached the same decision it did in Roe but over time, step by step, “the public would have reacted in a more positive way than it did,” as she told Jill Filipovic of Cosmopolitan this week.This is what I have previously described as the “tempo” argument. Justice Ginsburg has not a single pro-life metacarpal in her body, but she often argues that it would have placed the “right” to...
  • “We Will See Joshua in Heaven:” How My Kids Reacted When I Told Them Mommy Had an Abortion

    09/11/2014 11:07:52 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 24 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/11/14 | Ashley Sigrest
    Once the Lord began pressing on my heart to have our kids involved with our pro-life ministry, I knew it was only a matter of time before I had to confess my deepest, darkest secret to them. It was hard telling family and friends, because deep inside you still fear their judgment and disappointment. I know Christ has forgiven me, healed me and made me new. I don’t worry any longer about what others think of my past, but I have feared looking into my children’s eyes and seeing the hurt and confusion of why their mommy killed her baby.For...
  • Hooking Up, Shacking Up, and Saying "I Do"

    09/10/2014 8:33:58 AM PDT · by rhema · 59 replies
    Public Discourse ^ | 9/10/14 | Rachel Sheffield
    Despite the lack of cultural support for positive practices that help couples toward healthy marriage relationships, the good news is that individuals have control over their relationship choices.Most young people want a happy marriage and family life. As a new report from the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia shows, the choices people make in their relationships prior to marriage matter. Unfortunately, the laissez-faire sexual practices embraced and promoted in our culture today don’t build a strong foundation for marriage. According to the report, authored by Galena K. Rhoades and Scott M. Stanley of the University of Denver,...
  • San Francisco May Oppose Sex-Selection Abortion Ban, Calling It Racist

    09/10/2014 8:59:33 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/10/14 | Steven Ertelt
    San Francisco, California is closer to becoming the most pro-abortion city in the nation. That’s because the city is about to go on record opposing a ban on sex-selection abortions. Why would banning abortions done simply because the unborn baby is a girl be a problem? City officials opposing the ban make the claim that somehow it is racist.From the San Francisco Examiner story: San Francisco would become the first jurisdiction in the country to go on record opposing sex-selective abortion bans if a resolution stating they perpetuate racial stereotypes, being introduced by Supervisor David Chiu today, is adopted by...
  • Planned Parenthood receives $511,399 in tax dollars to act as ObamaCare navigators

    09/10/2014 6:49:03 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/9/14 | Ben Johnson
    Planned Parenthood will receive more than half-a-million dollars in U.S. taxpayer funds to help sign people up for ObamaCare health insurance plans during a three month period in 2014-15. For the second year in a row, the Department of Health and Human Services will award two Planned Parenthood chapters in Iowa and Montana federal grants to act as “navigators” for those uninsured or otherwise unable to navigate the labyrinth of new insurance regulations ushered in by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Planned Parenthood of the Heartland will receive an “anticipated grant” of $218,940 (slightly more than its $214,427 grant last...
  • State Backs Down, Won’t Euthanize Baby Whose Father Shook Her So Hard He Put Her in a Coma

    09/10/2014 6:19:13 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 33 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/9/14 | Steven Ertelt
    After the governor of the state of Maine stepped up to the plate to go to bat for a little girl whose life was in peril, bureaucratic officials have backed off an attempt to end the life of a baby victimized by her own father.Last week, Gov. Paul LePage vowed to protect a little baby whose life is at stake and who state officials wanted to kill by putting a DNR order in place without her parents’ consent.Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the Maine Supreme Judicial Court in support of a mother pleading with the state...
  • 'So help me God' restored as mandatory part of Air Force oath

    09/10/2014 2:50:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    Birmingham News ^ | 9/5/2014 | Leada Gore
    A year after an airman at Maxwell Air Force Base was allowed to take an oath without saying "so help me God," the Air Force has quietly reversed course and once again made the phrase mandatory."Reciting 'So help me God' in the reenlistment and commissioning oaths is a statutory requirement under Title 10 U.S.C. §502," Air Force spokesperson Rose Richeson told Military.com, adding that Air Force Instruction on the oath is consistent with the language mandated in the law."Airmen are no longer authorized to omit the words 'So help me God'," she said.The issue first came up last year when...
  • This is the true face of the Sexual Revolution. I apologize in advance.

    09/09/2014 8:00:31 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 108 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/8/14 | Jonathon Van Maren
    For too long we have been lied to about the sexual revolution. But now the mask is coming off, and the younger generations are recognizing that they have been sold a pack of lies. It’s sobering and frustrating to consider that each and every time social conservatives raised the cultural alarm throughout the last five decades, pointing out that each new manifestation of the Sexual Revolution would lead to devastating consequences, they were written off with derisive laughter. They were accused of “provoking a moral panic,” or being “stuck in the past” or “too prudish.” The “slippery-slope” arguments of...
  • Obama Admin Renews Attempt to Force Little Sisters of the Poor to Obey HHS Mandate

    09/09/2014 7:45:51 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 23 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/9/14 | Steven Ertelt
    The Obama administration has renewed its attempt to force a Catholic religious order, the Little Sisters of the Poor, to comply with the HHS abortion mandate. The mandate compels religious groups to pay for birth control and drugs that may cause abortions.The Obama administration announced today it will continue its legal battle against the Little Sisters of the Poor, a religious order of nuns dedicated to serving the neediest elderly in society. This comes despite the fact that the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby and another company in their bid to stop the HHS mandate.The government is...
  • We Are Bigoted Against the Old When We Make Then Feel Like “a Burden”

    09/09/2014 7:39:59 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 28 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/9/14 | Wesley J. Smith
    How often have we heard our elderly brothers and sisters say they don’t want to be “a burden.” Who made them think such a thing? We did!A great column in the Daily Mail by Stephen Glover indicts the UK culture for its blatant ageism–a condemnation that applies equally to the USA. From, “Why Today’s Elderly are Old Age Pariahs:” It can scarcely be disputed that people in their 70s, 80s and 90s are increasingly made to feel they are part of a burdensome minority which is more or less surplus to requirement. What is particularly disturbing is that the kind...
  • The Global Sexual Revolution and the Assault on Freedom and Family

    09/09/2014 3:19:42 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 9/8/2014 | Benjamin J. Vail
    In early April 2014, German author Gabriele Kuby visited the Czech Republic to give a number of public presentations promoting her new book, The Global Sexual Revolution: The Destruction of Freedom in the Name of Freedom, recently translated to Czech. During her visit to Brno, I had a chance to interview Kuby about her book and ask how her Catholic perspective helps her understand one of the most important issues of our time: the continuing sexual revolution that is leading not only to private lifestyle changes but a new legal understanding of sexuality and the family. Kuby warns that the...
  • Dr. Tiller burned dead baby’s bodies in a full sized crematorium in his clinic

    09/08/2014 10:48:06 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 41 replies
    Live Action ^ | 9/6/14 | Sarah Terzo
    The documentary After Tiller portrayed late-term abortionists in a flattering light, highlighting the tragic stories of women who were carrying dying or disabled unborn babies. Dr. George Tiller, who the documentary is named after, was assassinated by a man who claimed to be “pro-life.” All established pro-life organizations condemned the murder, including Live Action.But was Dr. Tiller a kind, compassionate hero who relieved women of the burden of carrying dying babies? The reality is far different.The pro-life group Life Dynamics has a recording of a speech Dr. Tiller made to the National Abortion Federation in which he said: We have...
  • 36% of Generation Starting to Turn 21 This Year Born to Unmarried Mothers

    09/08/2014 9:13:04 AM PDT · by all the best · 31 replies
    cnsnews ^ | September 3, 2014 | Terence Jeffrey
    f you count a generation as spanning 20 years, then approximately 36 percent of the American generation born from 1993 through 2012 — which has begun turning 21 this year and will continue turning 21 through 2033—were born to unmarried mothers. 80,838,742 babies were born in the United States from 1993 through 2012, according to the birth reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and 29,007,173 of those babies were born to unmarried mothers. That does not count the 40.6 percent of babies (1,605,643 out of 3,957,577) born in 2013 who were also born to unmarried mothers. In...
  • Not Just The Pretty Babies (The pro-life movement is about sacrifice, not sentimentality)

    09/08/2014 6:30:52 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 71 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 9/8/14 | Anna Mussmann
    Gentle lighting casts a glow across the perfect, healthy, Caucasian newborn who sleeps in a cocoon of white blanket. The photographer has captured the baby-ethos that tugs on the heartstrings of any member of the human race with half a heart, and it is hard to look at the picture without an inward, “Aww.” The text that is superimposed over the photo says, “Not a mistake. Not a problem. Not a burden. Not an inconvenience. Not a nuisance. Not an accident. Not a punishment.” Then, in larger font, “A miracle.” It is all very lovely. And yet when I...
  • Democrat Wendy Davis admits to abortions (Abortion Barbie)

    09/06/2014 12:58:59 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 79 replies
    WND and AP ^ | 6 Sep 14 | PAUL J. WEBER and WILL WEISSERT
    Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, who rose to prominence after her filibuster of Texas’ anti-abortion legislation, reveals in a new campaign memoir that she terminated two pregnancies for medical reasons in the 1990s, including one in which the fetus had developed a severe brain abnormality. In the book, “Forgetting to Be Afraid,” Davis writes that she had an abortion in 1996 after an exam revealed that the brain of the fetus had developed in complete separation on the right and left sides. She also describes ending an earlier ectopic pregnancy, in which an embryo implants outside the uterus. It...