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  • The day my kid found hardcore porn on his iPhone

    07/21/2014 11:58:26 AM PDT · by Morgana · 121 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Abby Moore
    I never thought it would happen to me. I’m technologically savvy, hyper-vigilant about parental controls, and frequently check the search and browser histories of my kids’ electronic devices. As a writer for LSN, I’m more aware than most people of the filth that’s out there and the harmful effects it can have on a developing brain (not to mention a developing soul). So that’s why I was surprised and heartbroken the day I discovered my ten-year-old son had been watching hardcore pornography on his iPhone. It was the first day of final exams. At the bus stop that morning, my...
  • Wireless birth control is no fantasy

    07/21/2014 10:00:40 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/21/14 | Judie Brown
    Recent reports announcing the era of remote-control contraception herald the very real but slightly horrifying prospects for the future for those who believe that man can literally transform himself into a machine. This phenomenon is known as the cult of transhumanism. One news report calls the remote dispensation of contraception “creepy.” Another explains how this may come to fruition: “A challenge from Bill Gates two years ago has put science on the cusp of a revolutionary, remote-controlled method of birth control.” Technology Review says the wireless implant, if approved for safety and efficacy, could make it possible for a woman to turn her birth control on and...
  • The West is quickly becoming a pro-suicide culture

    07/21/2014 8:40:00 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/18/14 | Wesley J. Smith
    We are quickly becoming a pro-suicide culture–indeed to the point now that organizations like the Hemlock Society Compassion and Choices, bioethicists, and the mainstream media promote suicide by self-starvation as the new big thing in making oneself dead. Philip Nitschke is one of the international rock stars of euthanasia advocacy. He is also its most candid. He believes that everyone owns their own body absolutely and thus have a right to suicide whenever they want and for whatever reason. Indeed, he told NRO’s Kathryn Lopez that suicide pills should even be made available to “troubled teens.” I clashed with Nitschke in Australia when I traveled the country on...
  • Planned Parenthood: ‘We absolutely do celebrate’ higher abortion totals

    07/21/2014 7:09:16 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 27 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/18/14 | Ben Johnson
    Though Planned Parenthood has long claimed abortion is a tiny part of its mission, the president and CEO of one of its affiliates says the organization “absolutely” celebrates when its offices perform more abortions. Vicki Cowart, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, wrote a blog post that verified a wide-spread story that the affiliate had given a Colorado office an award for increasing the number of abortions it performed. A former abortion industry worker took a picture of a special commendation Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains bestowed upon the Aurora, Colorado, office for “exceeding abortion visits...
  • ACLU, NAACP file new lawsuit saying bill to prevent race-based abortions is racist

    07/18/2014 12:47:18 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 29 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/18/14 | Ben Johnson
    The ACLU has asked a federal appeals court to throw out an Arizona law banning sex-selective and race-based abortions, claiming the law is itself racist. Lawyers asked the San Francisco-based Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, one of the most overturned appeals courts in the nation, to reconsider the lawsuit filed on behalf of the NAACP and the National Asian-Pacific American Women's Forum. Gov. Jan Brewer signed the “Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2011,” making Arizona the first state to ban abortion based on racist or sexist discrimination. Abortionists violating its terms face a maximum 3.5...
  • Opposing Assisted Suicide: Remembering When My Terminally Ill Mom Told Me “We’ll Get Through It”

    07/18/2014 8:36:48 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/18/14 | John Smeaton
    Matthew Schellhorn, a highly-regarded classical pianist, has kindly given me permission to reproduce below his moving account of his late mother’s terminal illness and his insightful arguments against Lord Falconer’s assisted suicide bill, being debated at Second Reading today: Living life to the fullWhen my mum was diagnosed with late-stage cancer she turned to me and said, ‘We will get through it.’ At the time, I did not know what that could possibly mean.Looking after my mum disrupted my normal life. Being her carer took away my time. It made me lose interest in music and endangered professional opportunities. It...
  • Former Planned Parenthood staffer: “we never discussed fetal development”

    07/18/2014 6:17:54 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 5 replies
    Live Action News ^ | 7/17/14 | Sarah Terzo
    Catherine Anthony Adair worked at a Planned Parenthood clinic that performed abortions. In an interview I did with her, she spoke about what she witnessed there.Getting started at Planned ParenthoodI asked Adair how she felt about abortion before she took the job at Planned Parenthood, and what led her to enter the abortion industry. She said: I really didn’t have any feelings on it [abortion], I was much more concerned about feminism and women’s rights, and I felt that abortion, as a politic issue, was part of the feminist framework of forwarding women’s rights. I didn’t have any understanding that...
  • Activist Admits She Doesn’t Want Abortions to be Rare: “We Want as Many Abortions as Needed”

    07/17/2014 7:32:59 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 29 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/17/2014 | Liberty Pike
    Safe. Legal. Rare. Three simple words. On their own, powerless. Devoid of any meaning but their individual Merriam-Webster definitions. But string them together and they become something else entirely.“Safe, legal and rare.” A phrase that has been used by abortion advocates since the 1990s. A phrase that admits there is something about abortion that demands its rarity. A phrase that, in its beginning, seeks to ominously remind us of the pre-Roe era, a time period during which abortion advocates claimed women died in droves from back-alley abortions. (The truth is much less macabre.)A phrase that today’s abortion advocates are tired...
  • CDC study finds there are far fewer homosexuals in US than many think

    07/18/2014 6:05:02 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 60 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/17/14 | Dustin Siggins
    A study from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released Tuesday found that there are far fewer who people who identify as homosexual and bisexual in America than many think. The study also found that self-identified homosexuals lead less healthy lives. According to the study, which was based upon data from the 2013 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), 2.3 percent of Americans identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual. The study also found that "health behaviors," "health conditions," and "health care access and utilization" were statistically worse among what the CDC calls "sexual minorities.” The NHIS survey interviewed 34,557 adults aged...
  • Homosexuality remains rare, but bisexuality rising among youth and correlated w dysfunction

    07/17/2014 8:13:48 PM PDT · by dangus · 35 replies
    Analysis of CDC Report ^ | 7-17-14 | Dangus
    Fascinating data released from the Center for Disease Control about homosexuality. Homosexuality is not becoming more common. Out of 300 million Americans, only 2 million are homosexual men. 98% of men are heterosexual. And the share of the young-adult (18-45) public which is homosexual (1.9%) is almost the same as that of the middle-aged (45-64) public (1.8%), despite AIDS having ravaged the gay population which is now largely middle-aged. Bisexuality may well be another matter. Young adults are three times more likely than middle-aged adults to be bisexual, although that's still just over 1% of the total population. (Women are...
  • The naked truth about television: 500 channels and there’s nothing on. Not a stitch, in fact

    07/17/2014 2:54:29 PM PDT · by NYer · 59 replies
    Deacon's Bench ^ | July 17, 2014 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    The TV critic at The New York Times is keeping an eye on the tube, so we don’t have to. Reading this, describing what’s coming into our living rooms this summer, I have to think that’s a very good thing: In case you missed the news that traditional courtship is dead, naked people on VH1 stand ready to enlighten you. And in case you thought that television networks had evolved beyond trying to attract viewers with cheesy titillation — ditto.Yes, it’s time for “Dating Naked,” a reality series beginning Thursday on VH1 in which just-introduced strangers looking for love are...
  • Planned Parenthood Didn’t Report Rape of Teen Girl, Allowing Rapist to Rape Others

    07/17/2014 11:39:05 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 20 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/17/14 | Steven Ertelt
    An Arizona pro-life group wants a Planned Parenthood abortion business investigated that allowed teen girls to be victimized by statutory rape because it failed to properly report a rapist.Planned Parenthood abortion clinics have come under fire countless times over the years for not reporting cases of statutory rape to authorities as required by state law. Earlier this year, in Arizona, officials says the abortion giant failed again to provide the proper report to authorities about a victim of a young man who is a serial rapist.Not only did Planned Parenthood intentionally fail to report the rape but, in so doing,...
  • Virginity Pledges (Still) Don’t Work, Unless You’re Really Religious

    07/17/2014 9:16:29 AM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    NYMag ^ | Jesse Singal
    Virginity pledges, alongside abstinence-focused sex ed in general, are a favorite punching bag of those who favor comprehensive sex ed. In addition to being unrealistic, say their detractors, abstinence pledges promote an "all or nothing" approach to sex that may well lead to unhealthier behaviors. A new study in the Journal of Child and Family Studies bolsters these critiques by taking a nuanced look at how people with different levels of religious commitment react to purity pledges. The researchers had 1,380 students at a "large, public Southeastern state univeristy" fill out a survey about their behavior. More than a quarter...
  • Does Abstinence Education Violate Human Rights? Teen Forces School To Dump Christian Sex Ed

    07/17/2014 9:01:23 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    inquistir ^ | staff
    A teen in Alberta, Canada, was forced to sit through a sex education class taught by a Christian group, a class that she says advocated abstinence and included such teachings as “condoms don’t work” and “gonorrhea can kill you in three days,” among other examples of flagrant misinformation. So Emily Dawson and her mother Kathy filed a human rights complaint against the Edmonton Public School Board. The board has now dumped the Christian group that taught the abstinence education class, the Edmonton Pregnancy Care Center, an anti-abortion activist group. The group says that what it teaches in the class is...
  • Fledgling pro-life movement in China picking up steam

    07/17/2014 8:56:16 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/17/14 | Dustin Siggins
    In China there are a reported 13 million abortions every year. The government's one-child policy pushes parents into killing their children or paying backbreaking fines, and speaking out against China's abortion policies brings unwanted attention from officials and possible fines or imprisonment. However, some pro-life activists, including clergy, have decided the risk is worth it. "More and more Chinese churches are awakening about the Bible's teaching on the murderous nature of abortion, even forced abortion, and engaging the movement to protect life." According to a report from WORLD Magazine, the pro-life movement in China is small but growing. Priests and...
  • Planned Parenthood Tweets Article From Abortion Activist Calling for Sex Inside Hobby Lobby Stores

    07/17/2014 8:51:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    Life News ^ | Carole Novielli
    One day after Live Action Films released their second under cover video exposing the despicable way that Planned Parenthood “counsels” teens about sex by using BDSM, sexual fetishes, etc. Planned Parenthood posted a tweet saying that kids needed healthy information on sex! “Teens—whether you like the idea of them having sex or not—deserve information that can keep them healthy: http://ow.ly/zehUb” Teens Sex Ed July 2014 To no one’s surprise the link takes you an article trashing abstinence written by none other than NARAL Board member Jessica Valenti who recently called for women to have sex inside Hobby Lobby: Jessica Valenti...
  • Is Evangelical Morality Still Acceptable in America?

    07/17/2014 7:09:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 07/17/2014 | Alan Noble
    People who disagree with same-sex marriage and birth-control use have been met with accusations of bigotry. Are some Christians being unfairly shamed out of the public sphere? Is evangelical Christian morality still viable in American public life? This is the question lurking in recent debates over religious-liberty issues, from the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision to the Christian bakers who object to baking cakes for gay weddings. In discussions of these cases, objections to same-sex marriage and contraception are described as a retreat from “secular society.” And in some cases, evangelicals actually have retreated: Since the Boy Scouts of America...
  • Need a Drug to Save Your Life? This Obamacare App May Prevent You From Getting It

    07/17/2014 6:46:51 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/17/14 | Wesley J. Smith
    Obamacare’s emphasis on cost-benefit has apparently granted permission for the medical technocrats to conjure all kinds of healthcare rationing schemes.And the Medical Establishment is apparently playing along. From, “The Cancer Death-Panel App,” by Robert Goldberg in the NY Post: The latest innovation in cancer care isn’t a medical breakthrough but an app to ration new drugs. It’ll measure care in terms of what it costs health plans, instead of what it means for patients’ lives.That it’s being developed under the auspices of the American Society for Clinical Oncology, or ASCO, the world’s leading oncology association, is a grim warning about...
  • Death Panels? Obama Admin May Pay Doctors to Conduct “End of Life” Discussions With Patients

    07/17/2014 6:40:22 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 32 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/16/14 | Jennifer Popik, JD
    In a recent Politico Magazine article titled, “Let’s Talk About Death Panels,” Harold Pollack urges reviving one of the most notorious proposals that did not make it into the Obama Health Car Law – “advance planning consultations.”During the debate over Obamacare’s enactment, there was considerable controversy over a provision in an early version under which health care providers would have been paid by Medicare to discuss with their patients whether they would want life-saving medical treatment.After former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin dubbed the planning sessions “death panels,” the provision was dropped from the law ultimately enacted.As Pollack...
  • Planned Parenthood Employee to 15-Year-Old Girl: Watch Porn

    07/16/2014 10:43:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 16, 2014 | Courtney O'Brien
    Just when you thought there couldn’t be another Planned Parenthood scandal, the pro-life group Live Action finds this: an employee encouraging a 15-year-old girl to engage in sex fantasy games with her boyfriend. In the second episode of a series entitled “SexEd: Planned Parenthood’s Dangerous Sex Advice for Kids,” a Live Action volunteer went undercover at Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains in Denver, Colorado, to see how workers would react to her questions about Bondage and Discipline, Dominance and Submission (BDSM). Unfortunately, this particular employee was all too eager to give the young girl advice about how she and...
  • Perhaps we need a new American Revolution to defend marriage: author

    07/16/2014 10:30:26 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/16/14 | John-Henry Westen
    Robert R. Reilly has penned one of the most important books on same-sex ‘marriage’ to date, yet the book has seen little coverage even from conservative media. Making Gay Okay, published by Ignatius Press earlier this year, has answered how and why the movement for gay “marriage” has swept America and the only way to defeat it – a way that has been largely ignored, with predictable results. In an interview with LifeSiteNews, Reilly, who served as senior advisor for information strategy for the U.S. Secretary of Defense from 2002 to 2006 and has taught at the National Defense University,...
  • 15 Reasons Why the Pro-Life Movement is Winning on Abortion

    07/16/2014 9:01:31 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 130 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/16/14 | Jill Stanek
    On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Roe v Wade in January 2013, Time magazine published a surprising and iconic cover story about how the pro-choice side has been losing ever since it thought it won in 1973. The reasons Time listed were spot on: Pro-life lawsPublic sentimentPro-abortion generational in-fightingPlaying defense (defending the status quo)ScienceStigmaAging abortionists Indeed, abortion advocates have been in an admitted state of panic for quite some time over building pro-life momentum.But within the past several days two abortion advocates have separately admitted their side is losing… “It’s not just Hobby Lobby: the pro-life movement is...
  • Dems seek political edge in contraception ruling

    07/16/2014 2:59:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 7/16/2014 | DONNA CASSATA
    Democrats see a political winner in the stinging defeat they suffered when the Supreme Court ruled that businesses with religious objections may deny coverage for contraceptives under President Barack Obama’s health care law. A four-term senator - Washington state’s Patty Murray - and a vulnerable freshman - Mark Udall of Colorado - have pushed legislation that would counter last month’s court ruling and reinstate free contraception for women who are on health insurance plans of objecting companies. The Senate was expected to vote Wednesday on moving ahead on the bill, which backers have dubbed the “Not My Boss’ Business Act.”...
  • MLB to honour gay pioneer Glenn Burke at all-star game

    07/15/2014 9:56:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | July 15, 2014 | Amanda Holpuch in New York
    Burke, who came out to team-mates in the 1970s and to the public in 1982, died of AIDS in 1995 aged just 42.More than two decades after Glenn Burke abruptly retired from Major League Baseball, the former LA Dodgers outfielder will be honored at Tuesday night’s all-star game as one of the few professional athletes to have come out. Burke's four-and-a-half year career is remembered for his charismatic attitude and the pressures he faced as a gay athlete in the late 1970s. Burke, who played for the Dodgers and the Oakland A's, was the first professional ball player to come...
  • Dutch Professor Now Opposes Euthanasia, “I Was Wrong, Terribly Wrong”

    07/15/2014 12:11:19 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 42 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/15/14 | Alex Schadenberg
    The Daily Mail UK is reporting that a former euthanasia supporter, Professor Theo Boer, has told the House of Lords in the UK not to make the same mistake as the Netherlands. Next week, the British House of Lords will debate the Falconer assisted suicide bill. Lord Falconer is a long-time supporter of assisted suicide who is also known for writing a one-sided report calling for the legalization of assisted death in Britain.The Daily Mail reported Dr Boer to have told the House of Lords: ‘Don’t do it Britain,’ ‘Once the genie is out of the bottle, it is not...
  • Scientists: Atheists May Not Exist—Seriously

    07/15/2014 9:37:28 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 102 replies
    Barbwire ^ | July 15, 2014 | Alex Kocman
    For some, “God doesn’t believe in atheists” is just a clever (nor not-so-clever) jab directed against the faithless in our culture. But based on the findings of secular researchers, the statement may not be so far from reality. That is because multidisciplinary research is increasingly backing the idea that human beings are hard-wired to believe in God, according to Science 2.0 writer Nury Vittachi in an article titled, “Scientists discover that atheists might not exist, and that’s not a joke.” “[A]theism is psychologically impossible because of the way humans think,” Vittachi cites avowed atheist Graham Lawton as writing in New...
  • Abortion clinic: we “gently” remove “tissue”

    07/15/2014 8:34:53 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 13 replies
    Live Action News ^ | 7/14/14 | Sarah Terzo
    In New York City, there are a number of abortion clinics competing to catch the eyes of abortion minded women. One of these clinics is Early Options. Their tagline reads “Early Abortion & Miscarriage: a Revolutionary Medical Practice.”When a woman goes to a clinic to end her pregnancy and kill her unborn baby, it’s not really called a “miscarriage,” but since the word “abortion” still carries stigma, redefining the word “miscarriage” for their patients is apparently something this abortion clinic is happy to do.This clinic has apparently pioneered an abortion method called the “SofTouch.” According to the site: SofTouch® is...
  • Planned Parenthood Schools Underage Girls In Violent Sex [VIDEO]

    07/15/2014 7:49:49 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 15 Jul 2014 | Tristyn Bloom
    Planned Parenthood staffers are using taxpayer money to instruct underage girls in dangerous and violent sex practices — including whipping, bondage and choking, according to a new video released by the anti-abortion group Live Action Tuesday. The uncensored footage obtained by The Daily Caller shows staffers telling investigators posing as underage girls to experiment with violent sex play in response to generic questions about sex. Staffers at two clinics in Colorado explain to the investigators that a variety of painful sex acts — including biting, chaining, gagging, whipping, choking, using nipple clamps, and more — are completely safe and normal...
  • ‘Transgender’ Files Complaint Against Hobby Lobby for Denying Use of Women’s Restroom

    07/15/2014 4:22:42 AM PDT · by massmike · 59 replies
    http://christiannews.net/ ^ | 07/15/2014 | Heather Clark
    AURORA, Ill. – A Hobby Lobby store in Illinois is facing a discrimination complaint after a ‘transgender’ employee was told that he may not use the women’s restroom until he has reconstructive surgery to switch from male to female reproductive organs. The employee, who goes by the name Meggan Sommerville, also professes to be a Christian. He has worked for Hobby Lobby since 1998, at which time he identified as male.However, in 2009, Sommerville began transitioning to look like a woman and changed his name. According to Sommerville, Hobby Lobby accommodated him by changing his gender in the company records...
  • Another Shock Video Catches Planned Parenthood Teaching Teens S&M Sex: Gagging, Whipping...

    07/15/2014 6:48:09 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/15/14 | Steven Ertelt
    A second shock video has busted the Planned Parenthood abortion business, where its staffers are teaching teenagers about S&M-based sexual relationships and concepts such as gagging, whipping and asphyxiation.In a series of undercover audits, Live Action investigators documented Planned Parenthood counselors and nurses advising our investigators, who the Planned Parenthood staffers thought were minors, on how to practice torture sex.This time, Live Action staff pose as a 15-year-old at a Denver, Colorado-based Planned Parenthood abortion facility. The two investigative videos show Planned Parenthood facilities in Denver, Colorado offering disturbing and dangerous advice to what staffers think are underage girls. The...
  • Desmond Tutu’s Push for Assisted Suicide in England Fuels Prejudice Against Elderly, Disabled

    07/14/2014 10:24:09 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 25 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/14/14 | Dr. Peter Saunders
    It is perhaps in the nature of celebrities to champion causes they perceive to be popular. Celebrity bishops are no exception and Desmond Tutu’s support for Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill is not surprising but deeply disappointing.Dignity in Dying, the former Voluntary Euthanasia Society, has assembled over 50 actors, sportsmen, entertainers, authors and other celebrities to add weight to their campaign – similar people to those advertisers draft in to provide endorsement for consumer products.The implication is that we should follow these celebrities and embrace their preferences.And there is no doubt that so-called ‘assisted dying’ resonates strongly with the spirit...
  • A Pivotal Time For Marriage

    07/14/2014 7:45:12 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 25 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/14/14 | Fr. Shenan Boquet
    Every poll reveals that Americans are gradually shifting away from an understanding of marriage as being a lifelong union of one man and one woman, to one in which marriage is defined only by the whims of its participants. If we are going to safeguard the future of marriage – as defined by God and supported by Natural Law – and secure the healthiest environment for children to grow up, we cannot rely on our political leaders or the secular media to speak the truth about marriage and its importance. On June 19, thousands of Americans from various religions, races...
  • Ex-Planned Parenthood worker: “the smell of blood permeates the clinic on killing days”

    07/14/2014 5:55:53 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies
    Live Action News ^ | 7/12/14 | Sarah Terzo
    Former Planned Parenthood worker Judith Fetrow spoke at a conference sponsored by The Pro-Life Action League which was recorded in a series of videos entitled Abortion: The Inside Story. The video series can be found here.Judith Fetrow first discusses how legal abortion is not as safe as many believe: It is difficult work at abortion for any length of time and continue to believe that it is a safe procedure. Even with the best doctors, abortion days are filled with minor and sometimes major complications. I watched Dr. William P perforate a woman’s uterus and then lie about the severity...
  • Pope Pelosi Protector of Children?

    07/12/2014 5:08:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Patheos ^ | July 12, 2014 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    Nancy Pelosi, who was awarded the Margaret Sanger Eugenicist of the Year Award by Planned Genocide Parenthood (go here)has now proclaimed herself the protector of children. This article trumpets her new child protector status… House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) yesterday described herself as a “lioness” when it comes to protecting children. She also called not only for the U.S. government to process minors arriving illegally from Central America on a “case-by-case basis” but for the government to “treat the Mexican kids the way they treat the non-contiguous country kids.” “Quite frankly, I would rather they treat the Mexican kids...
  • FIRST-PERSON: Why sexual deviance is getting worse

    07/12/2014 8:08:31 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 55 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | 7-11-14 | Kelly Boggs
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP) -- There are atheists and liberals, some who are both, who believe there is no need for God in order for morality to be maintained in a society. They argue that people can act morally apart from a supreme authority. I agree that people can act morally apart from God's standard. However, the real question is why should they? If there is no supreme authority -- no God -- then why behave morally? If there is no God, there are no objective standards for moral behavior. The logical progression leads to anarchy. Everyone does what is right...
  • Now What? What is our moral and legal obligation to these children being used as political pawns?

    07/11/2014 8:04:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/11/2014 | Carol Brown
    What do we do about this massive flood of people entering the United States illegally? Like many, I am turning this question over in my mind as I witness the lawless chaos that is unfolding at the border, and beyond. We have legal channels for people to immigrate to America. We’re not operating in a vacuum. There is no reason for those in power to ignore our immigration laws. Unless, of course, you want to fundamentally transform America. When the rule of law is not enforced, where does that leave us? [SNIP] Congressman Louie Gohmert has reminded us that another...
  • Planned Parenthood Sued for Doing Abortion on Raped 13-Year-Old, Returning Her to Rapist

    07/11/2014 7:53:59 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 18 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/11/14 | Deborah Myers
    Planned Parenthood faces a legal challenge in Colorado after Cary Smith, of Federal Heights, discovered that clinic staff failed to inquire or report about suspected sexual abuse of her thirteen-year-old daughter after giving her an abortion.It was any mother’s nightmare.According to the lawsuit filed on June 20, 2014, Cary’s daughter, R.Z., was only about six when it all began. Her new step-father, Timothy David Smith, began to do things that no one had ever done before. At this age, she was too young to realize that her step-father’s inordinate attention was actually a crime—a felony: sexual abuse of a minor.Little...
  • Once-conjoined twins in danger of abortion are now co-valedictorians with big dreams

    07/11/2014 7:46:09 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/10/14 | Dustin Siggins
    Just over 18 years ago, Emily and Caitlin Copeland left their mother's womb, conjoined. Now, the girls are set to leave their hometown of Houston, Texas to different universities after graduating from high school as co-valedictorians. This will be only the second time in their lives that they will be apart from one another.  Just days after Emily and Caitlin turned 18, their mother, Crystal Copeland spoke with LifeSiteNews about how the dark time of finding out the girls were conjoined, and considering the possibility of aborting them, turned into a blessing and the knowledge that she and her...
  • Warren Buffett spent how much promoting abortion?

    07/11/2014 6:16:50 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 13 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/10/14 | Peter Saunders
    The world’s fourth richest person, Warren Buffett, ploughed $1.23 billion into abortion groups over eleven years, a media watchdog has found. The Media Research Center (MRC), which analysed tax returns for Buffett’s foundation, labeled him the ‘king of abortion’. The MRC says the money given ‘is enough to pay for the abortions of more than 2.7 million babies in the womb’ – which, it points out, equates to the entire city of Chicago. MRC’s report lays out the money Buffett’s foundation gave between 2001 and 2012, saying it amounted to $1,230,585,161. The money was given to groups which either ‘provided abortions themselves...
  • Will Company's Owned By Jehovahs Witnesses Have To Include Blood Transfusions In EBP's? (Hobby Lobby

    07/10/2014 3:58:44 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 48 replies
    7/10/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Will they have to cover something like this under the Employee Benefit Program if that employee wasn't a JW, or could they say that they now have a religious exemption, too? I wonder what other can of worms the recent SCOTUS ruling will open up...
  • Australian judge says incest may no longer be a taboo

    07/10/2014 12:33:49 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 49 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 7/10/14 | Jonathan Pearlman
    A judge in Australia has been criticised after saying incest may no longer be a taboo and that the community may now accept consensual sex between adult siblings. Judge Garry Neilson, from the district court in the state of New South Wales, likened incest to homosexuality, which was once regarded as criminal and "unnatural" but is now widely accepted. He said incest was now only a crime because it may lead to abnormalities in offspring but this rationale was increasingly irrelevant because of the availability of contraception and abortion.
  • Abortionist Who Assaulted Pro-Lifers in Profane Rant: I Had The Right to Attack Them

    07/10/2014 8:02:25 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 66 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/10/14 | Steven Ertelt
    The abortion backer who attacked a pro-life teen in a profane rant captured on video yesterday is defending her actions and has no intention of apologizing.Pro-life activist Seth Drayer was physically attacked (video below) while leading a group of pro-life students in sharing the pro-life message in downtown Columbus, Ohio today. The video shows a woman in a Burger King shirt attacking the pro-lifers. She says, ““You’re just a white f—— privileged racist f—— male who doesn’t stand for women’s rights. The abortion advocate adds, “No uterus, no right to talk about it. Understand, Mother f—–?”The abortion backer has been...
  • Wisconsin Catholic hospital employs 3 abortionists: local pro-life activists

    07/10/2014 5:57:44 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/9/14 | Dustin Siggins
    Local Catholics protest outside Mayo-Franciscan hospital over the hospital's affiliation with Dr. Carl Rose. Local Wisconsin Catholics are organizing protests outside a La Crosse Catholic-affiliated hospital that they say is employing up to three abortionists on staff. While the protesters acknowledge that the abortionists don’t perform abortions at the Catholic hospital itself, they say it is unacceptable for the hospital to be affiliated with abortionists in any way, and are calling for the hospital to sever ties with the doctors. Leif and Karen Arvidson, who are spearheading the protests, say that they were galvanized into action after Dr. Carl Rose,...
  • A Sexual Revolution for Young Evangelicals? No.

    07/09/2014 9:49:18 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 7-9-14 | Russell D. Moore & Andrew Walker
    In any discussion about the future of religion in America, especially as it relates to stalled growth in churches and denominations, those outside our religious communities find one theory especially compelling. This is the idea: that young Evangelicals are frustrated with Christian orthodoxy’s strict standards of sexual morality. We’re told that these young Evangelicals will soon revolutionize our churches with liberalized views on same-sex marriage, premarital sex, gender identity, and so on. But a new study by a University of Texas sociologist finds that Evangelical Christians ages 18 to 39 are resisting liberalizing trends in the culture. The suggestion of...
  • Contraceptive pill may damage women’s fertility: study

    07/09/2014 1:07:07 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 38 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/9/14 | Catherine Briggs
    Taking the pill may damage a woman’s fertility by quickening her biological “clock”, a new study has found. Researchers in Denmark tested 833 women to see what effect the contraceptive pill had on their reproductive systems. They found that the contraceptive can temporarily drain a woman’s ovarian reserve, a measure of the ovary’s capacity to produce eggs capable of fertilization.  The ovarian reserve is determined by the combination of two measurements which make up what is commonly referred to as the Biological Body Clock Test.  Both the anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) levels in the blood and the antral follicles in the...
  • George Tiller’s successor says abortion law should not be decided by the public

    07/09/2014 11:31:47 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 11 replies
    Live Action News ^ | 7/9/14 | Calvin Freiburger
    Murdered in 2009 by anti-abortion fanatic Scott Roeder, Kansas late-term abortionist George Tiller has since been immortalized by pro-aborts as a rhetorical cudgel to slander peaceful pro-life Americans as condoning and enabling violence (a standard they would naturally take great umbrage at if pro-lifers blamed their entire movement for violence committed by individuals on their side).Salon’s Katie McDonough interviewed abortionist Cheryl Chastine, the current medical director of Tiller’s former clinic, about “honor[ing] his memory by providing fearless care for Kansans”:On pro-life laws requiring Chastine to give her patients “information that is intended to mislead them”: It feels like there’s a...
  • “An Unrelated Gestational Carrier" - The Real Handmaid’s Tale

    07/09/2014 11:00:59 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 12 replies
    Public Catholic - Patheos blog ^ | July 9, 2014 | Rebecca Hamilton
    Margaret Atwood wrote a gripping novel back in 1985 called The Handmaid’s Tale. The main character, Offred, is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, a totalitarian and theocratic state that has replaced the United States of America. Handmaids are walking wombs, child bearers for elite couples. Offred services the Commander and his wife Serena Joy, who is a former gospel singer and advocate for “traditional values.” Every month in her fertile period, Offred is required to have impersonal, wordless sex with the Commander while Serena sits by, holding her hands. The Republic of Gilead is what America has...
  • Democrats File Bill to “Overturn” Supreme Court Decision Protecting Hobby Lobby

    07/09/2014 9:56:59 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 41 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/9/14 | Steven Ertelt
    As promised, Senate Democrats filed legislation today to “overturn” the Supreme Court’s decision protecting Hobby Lobby and other companies from being forced to comply with the HHS mandate that compels them to pay for abortion-causing drugs for their employees.The Supreme Court ruled that the Christian-run Hobby Lobby doesn’t have to obey the HHS mandate that is a part of Obamacare. The high court issued a favorable ruling in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., a landmark case addressing the Constitutionally guaranteed rights of business owners to operate their family companies without violating their deeply held religious convictions.The court ruled that...
  • Why population control is bad foreign policy

    07/09/2014 9:44:31 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 42 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/9/14 | Steven W. Mosher and Anne Roback Morse
    The language of the e-mails is hyperbolic and hate-filled. They come from population control groups that are indignant about the House of Representatives Bill which would re-institute the Mexico City Policy. They call it a “Mean-spirited, anti-women agenda.” And they say it’s “Playing ping-pong politics with women’s lives,” “Out of touch,” and “Inconsistent with U.S. policy.” And that’s just in the headlines! So just what is this “mean-spirited” Mexico City Policy? Put simply, it prohibits US taxpayer dollars from going to organizations which “promote or perform abortions” as a part of “population planning activities or other population assistance.” What could be wrong with...
  • Mitt Romney endorses pro-abortion Republican Scott Brown over pro-life rival in Senate race

    07/08/2014 4:28:47 PM PDT · by SumProVita · 47 replies
    MANCHESTER, NH – Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney has endorsed pro-abortion Republican Scott Brown over his pro-life rival in the primary to see who becomes the GOP's candidate for U.S. senator from New Hampshire.