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  • Joan Collins: Porn led to my rape, encourages ‘a lot of brutality’

    12/18/2014 11:48:14 AM PST · by Morgana · 42 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Dec 16, 2014 | Ben Johnson
    Joan Collins, who became one of the most glamorous actresses of the 1980s in her steamy role as Alexis Carrington in Dynasty, is revealing that beneath the Hollywood glitz she was repressing a secret: She had been raped. And she's concerned that the misogyny of porn five decades later will victimize another generation of naive young women. The British-born star is speaking out about being raped after her attacker showed her hardcore pornography and drugged her at the tender age of 17. She went on to marry him. Collins says that her favorite actor, Maxwell Reed, invited the teen to...
  • Colleges: Women Have a Role to Play in Ending Rape. Feminine Modesty holds the key.

    12/18/2014 10:13:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/17/2014 | Erica Wanis
    Before circumstances and Providence brought me to a small, Christian liberal arts college in a sleepy northern Virginia town, I spent three years studying at the University of Illinois followed by a two year stint in the Army. Needless to say, I spent much of my early twenties participating in American party culture, and I'm lucky I made it through those years relatively unscathed. Looking back, I made a lot of foolish decisions. I put myself in a lot of compromising situations that could have easily taken a dark turn. What I have to say in the following paragraphs, then,...
  • This blogger praised Satanists for ‘supporting reproductive rights’

    12/18/2014 10:11:21 AM PST · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/18/14 | Ben Johnson
    p>If a pro-life website had said that the most vocal supporters of abortion-on-demand also have a soft spot for Satan, it would have become one of Right-Wing Watch's top tweets. But a left-wing website has posted an entry praising the devil's disciples for doing their part to thwart pro-life laws. In an article for the pro-abortion website Care2.com entitled “Four Ways Satanists are Improving the U.S. Government,” blogger Kevin Mathews wrote, “If there’s one religious group I’m really impressed with at this point, it’s the Satanists.”One of The Satanic Temple's four acts of faith that garnered Mathews' approval is “Supporting...
  • District won't revise abortion content in textbook

    12/18/2014 9:23:07 AM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    timesunion.com ^ | December 17, 2014 | staff
    PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix-area school district will not edit a high school honors biology textbook to remove content to comply with a state law on abortion-related instructional material. The Gilbert Unified School District board agreed during a meeting Tuesday to find an alternative solution that does not involve redacting the textbook, the Arizona Republic reported (http://bit.ly/1z4FP7y ). Superintendent Christina Kishimoto had asked the board to reverse its request, saying editing the copyrighted book could open the district to legal issues. At issue is a chapter in the textbook, "Campbell Biology: Concepts & Connections," that discusses abstinence, birth-control methods, tubal...
  • Hook-ups, binge drinking, and violent porn: and we’re surprised by campus rape culture?

    12/17/2014 6:04:04 PM PST · by Morgana · 39 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Dec 17, 2014 | Jonathon van Maren
    About a month ago, Rolling Stone Magazine published a savage story that made headlines across North America, detailing a brutal gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity. Controversy erupted almost immediately, with the same tiresome lines being trumpeted: Feminists declaring that this assault was evidence of the prevalence of “rape culture,” and conservatives arguing that rape culture didn’t exist. As the UVA rape story began to unravel, feminists got rather shrill, justifiably worried that this could result in other anti-rape measures being taken less serious. Conservatives were a bit triumphant, rather ironically stating that this was another example of...
  • Killing Has Taken Its Toll: Abortion’s Slippery Slope Has Turned Into Euthanasia

    12/17/2014 11:53:14 AM PST · by wagglebee · 24 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/17/14 | Bobby Schindler
    Anybody paying attention to what has happened in our nation, and worldwide for that matter, regarding the lack of reverence for the dignity of life, is probably aware of the advances the culture of death has made over the past several decades. Here is some of what has happened:In 1968, a committee of 13 men at Harvard Medical School endorsed brain death as legal death; in 1981 it was approved by the American Medical Association. This has a profound effect on decisions regarding life and death and has placed physicians as the sole decision makers of who is alive and...
  • Infanticide now ‘debatable’ in bioethics - on its way to ‘justifiable

    12/17/2014 5:57:24 AM PST · by wagglebee · 50 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/16/14 | Wesley J. Smith
    The late Richard John Neuhaus famously wrote of bioethicists: Thousands of medical ethicists and bioethicists, as they are called, professionally guide the unthinkable on its passage through the debatable on the way to becoming the justifiable until it is finally established as unexceptionable. In my over 20 years engaged in trying to push back against the bioethics movement, I have found that to be an absolutely accurate formula.Take, as one example, dehydrating the cognitively devastated to death–a slow and potentially agonizing death. That was once unthinkable, it became debatable in the 1980s, and is now unexceptional.Allowing infanticide has now reached the “debatable on the way...
  • D.C. council eliminates religious schools’ protection from gay discrimination suits

    12/16/2014 12:42:15 PM PST · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/15/14 | Lisa Bourne
    A vote December 2 by the Washington, D.C., City Council could compel private religious schools and universities in the nation’s capital to allow groups that oppose the schools’ moral values access to their campuses, programs, and funds. The council voted to eliminate faith-based schools’ 25-year-old legal protections from discrimination lawsuits as part of a “human rights amendment.” Barring an act of Congress, D.C.’s religious schools will likely have to go against their religious values when it comes to permitting use to their campuses or programs. The city’s rules hold that it’s “unlawful discriminatory practice” to limit any use of facilities,...
  • Top ‘Gays in the Military’ Activist Charged With Forcible Sodomy

    12/13/2014 9:10:10 AM PST · by RetiredArmy · 179 replies
    Barbwire ^ | Dec 12, 2014 | By Jonah Bennett – BarbWire guest contributor
    A prominent activist for homosexual rights in the military is awaiting trial for forcible sodomy and abusive sexual contact, the Washington Blade reports. Air Force Lt. Joshua Seefried was initially charged in April, a development that went largely unreported by the media. The charges came about after complaints from U.S. Marine Lt. Edgar Luna, who is also homosexual. On a weekend in May of 2012, Seefried had gathered with a group of homosexual military officers in New York City. Luna was also present, and the group was celebrating the repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, which Seefried’s...
  • Franklin Graham: America glorifying sin

    12/12/2014 1:27:33 PM PST · by cleghornboy · 13 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | December 12, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Writing for the Christian Post, Melissa Barnhart notes that, "The Rev. Franklin Graham, president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritans Purse, says the government's attacks against Christianity and bans on traditional Christmas themes while society glorifies sin is 'like little children shaking their fist at Almighty God.' 'What's happening is we're glorifying sin, we're lifting up sin. And it's like little children shaking their fist at Almighty God,' Graham told Fox News host Megyn Kelly during a Wednesday segment of 'The Kelly File.' Speaking about atheists and secularists' actions to ban celebrations of Christmas in schools and government...
  • Jahi McMath, Once Declared Dead, is Not Brain Dead Neurologists Say

    12/12/2014 11:35:26 AM PST · by wagglebee · 32 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/12/14 | Wesley J. Smith
    I accept properly diagnosed brain death as dead. Hence, when three doctors found that Jahi McMath was tragically gone, I accepted the diagnosis.But I also wrote that if her body did not deteriorate–as happens in almost all brain death cases–that would raise my eyebrows. Now, it’s one year later, and she remains here. My eyebrows are now above my receding hairline.Moreover, I am increasingly suspicious of the seeming ideological commitment of some to making sure she stays dead. The intensity of their resistance to even the possibility that a mistake has been made–or that we can learn something new about...
  • U.S. pastor faces ‘crimes against humanity’ charges for opposing gay agenda

    12/12/2014 7:09:11 AM PST · by wagglebee · 75 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/11/14 | Kirsten Andersen
    U.S. pastor and pro-family activist Scott Lively The First Circuit Court of Appeals has allowed a lawsuit to proceed against U.S. pastor Scott Lively accusing him of “crimes against humanity” for his overseas activism opposing the homosexual agenda.The plaintiffs are seeking unspecified damages "to be determined at trial" and a declaration that he violated "the laws of nations" by speaking against homosexual “rights.”Pastor Scott Lively, who recently completed an unsuccessful bid for governor of Massachusetts, was sued in 2012 by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) on behalf of "Sexual Minorities Uganda." The Ugandan homosexual activist group claims Lively’s speeches...
  • Forced abortion should be remembered as a Nazi crime: Holocaust panel

    12/11/2014 8:31:39 AM PST · by wagglebee · 8 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/10/14 | Ben Johnson
    Historians have plumbed nearly every aspect of the Holocaust – but one needs further exploration, according to historians. The Nazis' crime of forced abortion and sterilization should be highlighted, studied, and used to understand modern totalitarian regimes, a panel of Holocaust historians said at a recent forum.“A lot of women’s experiences during the Holocaust had to do with the biology of being a woman – not only vulnerability of sexual violence but menstruation and childbirth and forced abortion and forced sterilization,” historian Rochelle Saidel, the director of Remember the Women Institute, said at a panel at the American Jewish Historical...
  • BREAKING: Ontario College approves draft policy forcing doctors to provide abortions, contraceptives

    12/11/2014 8:19:24 AM PST · by wagglebee · 11 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/11/14 | Pete Baklinski
    Ontario’s College of Physicians and Surgeons has tentatively approved a policy forcing doctors in some circumstances to provide abortions, contraceptives, and vasectomies.If doctors fail to comply with the proposed regulations, they could face disciplinary action, Marc Gabel, a former president of the college, told the Globe and Mail.The College Council has approved the draft policy for “external consultation,” and it will continue to accept public input until February 20, 2015.The policy would force doctors who are “unwilling to provide certain elements of care due to their moral or religious beliefs” — such as abortion — to refer the patient “in...
  • Little Sisters: Don't Let ObamaCare Stop Our Ministry

    12/10/2014 11:00:37 AM PST · by raptor22 · 5 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 10, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Law: If there really is a "war on women," it's being waged against a group of nuns who seek to honor their call to serve the dying poor without being compelled to provide contraception coverage to those who help them. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver heard oral arguments Monday in the lawsuit by the Little Sisters of the Poor challenging the ObamaCare abortion-inducing drug mandate that threatens religious liberty. The case of the feisty nuns challenges a bizarre "accommodation" offered by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHS). Under its proposal, the Little Sisters can fill...
  • Parents angry after school tells 13-year-olds they can have sex, choose gender (Lafayette CA)

    12/09/2014 8:16:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 09, 2014 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Students at one northern California high school are learning more than just the birds and the bees. Along with local area groups, some parents are irate that their children’s sex ed class at Acalanes High School in Lafayette is being taught by employees of Planned Parenthood without their prior knowledge. They are also fuming over the methods and materials being used, including a checklist that asks students if they are “ready for sex” and another worksheet that describes how to give and obtain consent, as well as a diagram that uses a "genderbread" person for lessons in gender identity. “[Parents]...
  • Condom Christmas Tree Sparks Outrage

    12/09/2014 1:01:52 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    FOX ^ | 12.6.2014 | By Young American's Foundation
    Joshua Habursky, YAF chapter chair at Washington and Jefferson College, told Young America’s Foundation in an email that the Dean of the college approved a condom-decorated Christmas tree on campus.
  • Little Sisters in court: Don't stop our ministry of serving the dying poor

    12/09/2014 10:00:11 AM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Angelus News ^ | December 9, 2014 | Mary Rezac
    Home » News » National Little Sisters in court: Don't stop our ministry of serving the dying poor By Mary Rezac December 9, 2014 - Catholic News Agency Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on pinterest_share Share on email Share on print More Sharing Services5 Mother Loraine Maguire and the Little Sisters of the Poor outside the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Credit: Mary Rezac/CNA. The Little Sisters of the Poor asked an appeals court Monday to shield them from the federal contraception mandate, saying that it threatens their 175 years of service to the poor and dying. “As...
  • Christians have abandoned politics. And millions are DYING because of it.

    12/09/2014 7:17:40 AM PST · by wagglebee · 140 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/8/14 | Jonathon van Maren
    “There is no right and wrong!” the angry university student said loudly, storming up to our campus pro-life display.“Is that right?” my friend Caleb said slowly. The student came to an abrupt stop, realizing, perhaps for the first time, that his worldview was, in philosophical terms, an “argument to commit suicide.”That anecdote is illustrative of how we’ve been letting the Cultural Left get away with murder. I’m not just referring to the institutionalized destruction of life in the womb or the “mercy-killing” of the old, but also the broad cultural acceptance—including among Christians—of two stupid and dangerous ideas that have...
  • Pregnant After a Brutal Rape and Encouraged to Abort, Here’s How My Husband and I Responded

    12/08/2014 10:36:04 AM PST · by wagglebee · 162 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/8/14 | Jennifer Christie
    Last January, I was traveling on business, staying in a little hotel in a college town. I like to think I’m usually more aware of my surroundings, but it was so snowy and windy that I wouldn’t have heard his footsteps even if he had he been stomping. It happened so fast. I got the door open, turned around to close it, and he was there – a huge man. My first instinct wasn’t fear, just confusion. In an instant, he punched me in the face. I don’t remember being dragged from the room, but I was found in the...
  • Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber: Abortion of 'Marginal Children' a 'Social Good'

    12/07/2014 9:07:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | December 7, 2014 | Austin Ruse
    Embattled MIT professor Jonathan Gruber has not only gotten in trouble for bragging about helping President Obama put one over on the American people with Obamacare, he’s also been uncovered as an abortion advocate—but not a run-of-the-mill advocate of “women’s rights.” No, Gruber’s abortion advocacy is of a particularly pungent eugenics variety. He’s on record repeatedly making the case from social science that abortion is a “social good” because it reduces the number of “marginal children,” by which he means urban poor—those he says can be counted on to commit crimes if they were ever born. Gruber co-authored a paper...
  • Respect for human dignity ‘demands’ infanticide for disabled newborns: bioethicist

    12/05/2014 11:53:53 AM PST · by wagglebee · 22 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/5/14 | Alex Schadenberg
    Udo Schuklenk, who was the chair of the one-sided Royal Society of Canada: End of Life Decision Making panel, is now proselytizing his philosophy (or Peter Singer's philosophy) promoting euthanasia for newborns and infanticide. Schuklenk uses quality-of-life arguments to support his eugenic philosophy to encourage the killing of newborns with disabilities.In an article published in The Journal of Thoracie and Cardiovascular Surgery, titled: Physicians can justifiably euthanize certain severely impaired neonates, Schuklenk argues that some lives are not worth living and that parents should have the right to decide to end the lives of newborns with disabilities. Schuklenk states: A quality-of-life ethic requires us to...
  • Brittany Maynard Sent Email to Euthanasia Activist the Day She Died Supporting Assisted Suicide

    12/05/2014 9:27:27 AM PST · by wagglebee · 36 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/4/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Brittany Maynard was clearly working with the pro-assisted suicide group Compassion and Choices when she took a lethal drug to end her life and released a video in conjunction with the euthanasia group about her decision.Now a new revelation has come out about the extent to which Maynard worked with and had contact with assisted suicide activists in the time leading up to her killing herself. A new report indicates she emailed a woman who illegally provided lethal drugs to her own father that he used to take his life.A People magazine report indicates Maynard, the day she committed suicide,...
  • Crowder: Abortion of ‘special needs’ children ‘a holocaust’

    12/05/2014 8:45:32 AM PST · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/4/14 | Drew Belsky
    A touching video by Steven Crowder came out this week.  The comedian and Fox News contributor goes into his experiences volunteering at a center for the mentally handicapped.You may need a box of tissues, depending on how your day is going: Do we really believe that they're "special-needs"?  'Cause that's the politically correct term, right?  "Special needs."  You can't say "disabled."  But then the people who say, "You have to say 'special needs'" are saying they're not really special at all; they're just a burden. ... And the same leftists who believe that they should be aborted fail to acknowledge the irony...
  • The Oxford abortion debate that never was

    12/04/2014 12:07:16 PM PST · by wagglebee · 4 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/4/14 | Anthony McCarthy
    Early in November a pro-life group at Oxford University organised a debate on the topic, “This House Believes Britain’s Abortion Culture Hurts Us All”. Speaking for the pro-life side was London Telegraph columnist Tim Stanley and for the pro-choice side, Brendan O’Neill, the editor of the on-line magazine Spiked.Both men, though lacking uteruses, as protesters helpfully pointed out, are accomplished speakers who would have been worth hearing in debate. But the debate did not take place.Instead, Oxford’s Student Union Women’s Campaign (WomCam) protested so shrilly that Christ Church, the college where the debate was to have taken place, cancelled it forthwith. The organisers were unable to...
  • Writer on socialist site: I long for day saying ‘I had an abortion’ is like saying ‘I have the flu’

    12/04/2014 6:44:07 AM PST · by wagglebee · 25 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/3/14 | Ben Johnson
    Over the last few years, the rallying cry of the pro-abortion movement has subtly shifted from making abortion “safe, legal, and rare” to celebrating “abortion on demand and without apology.” Women, the latter school of thought holds, should never entertain a second thought about the child they abort, regardless of the reasons for their decision.A new school of radical feminists – and “freedom riders” from the Revolutionary Communist Party – have called on women to share happy, “blithe and unapologetic” abortion stories. If women can fake a smile long enough and say they aborted for the most trivial of reasons,...
  • For 8 years I helped kill unborn babies. How did I not see the truth?

    12/03/2014 5:16:14 AM PST · by Gamecock · 39 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | Wed Oct 29, 2014 | Abby Johnson
    A couple months ago, my husband and I went to the theater to watch “The Giver.” I had heard that it had a pro-life message, so I was pretty excited to see it. It was an intense movie. Well, it was for me, anyway. If you haven’t seen it, you really should. It’s a movie about a futuristic type of life where there is no emotion, no love, no hate, no war, and no death. Sure, people die. But they don’t call it death…they call it “going elsewhere.” It is a society where only the “best” people are kept. Those...
  • DC Government Delays Vote on Bill Mandating Abortion Coverage

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

    12/03/2014 7:03:04 PM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 12/3/14 | James Kalb
    Today’s politics has no place for legitimate authority based on higher standards, so power must base itself on Choice, otherwise known as the Triumph of the WillVery recently the view that homosexuality is entirely normal has become not only widespread but compulsory in secular public discussion. Leaders of thought tell us the change has been part of a general deepening of moral insight and improvement in the art of living. The older outlook oppressed millions out of fear, bigotry, and ignorance. We have learned better now, except for a few haters and dimbulbs who need to be re-educated or else...
  • Sexual ‘rights’? I do not think that word means what you think it means.

    12/03/2014 11:54:48 AM PST · by wagglebee · 9 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/2/14 | Jonathon van Maren
    When abortion activists came out shrieking with rage at Canadian Member of Parliament Stephen Woodworth’s suggestion that a committee examine human life in the womb in 2013, he was somewhat surprised. When the Canadian government kowtowed to feminist hysteria to shut down MP Mark Warawa’s motion to condemn gender-selection abortion, Woodworth noticed a trend—and coined a new term. What we’re seeing is “abortionism,” he told me in an interview some time ago. “Abortionism” is essentially a philosophy that raises abortion to a sacred status, above all other democratic principles.I agree with Mr. Woodworth, but I think the problem goes much...
  • She Broke the Law to Do Late-Term Abortions in Kansas, Will She be Held Accountable?

    12/03/2014 10:35:25 AM PST · by wagglebee · 12 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/3/14 | Cheryl Sullenger
    An abortionist whose license was revoked in 2012 for providing phony mental health diagnoses that were used to justify otherwise illegal late-term abortions for George Tiller’s Women’s Health Care Services abortion facility in Wichita, Kansas, will once again appear before the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts on December 11, 2014.This time, Ann Kristin Neuhaus faces the possibility of getting her medical license back after a county judge ruled earlier this year that the Board wrongly revoked Neuhaus’ license and ordered them to reconsider disciplinary measures.Neuhaus’ disciplinary case was based on a complaint filed in 2006 by Cheryl Sullenger, Senior...
  • GOP under fire for hiring pro-polygamy lawyer to challenge Obama admin

    12/02/2014 9:23:25 AM PST · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/1/14 | Kirsten Andersen
    Two conservative commentators are questioning Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner’s commitment to true marriage after he announced the hiring of a pro-polygamy lawyer to sue the Obama administration over its handling of ObamaCare.Jonathan Turley, a liberal George Washington University law professor and prominent media pundit, will argue that President Barack Obama’s administration violated the constitution when it made changes to the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. ObamaCare) after its passage without approval from Congress.  Turley may also sue the president over his recent executive order granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.Writing for National Review, conservative commentators Dennis Saffran...
  • Belgian euthanasia doctors tour the “inspiring venue” of Auschwitz

    12/01/2014 12:37:45 PM PST · by wagglebee · 24 replies
    Live Action News ^ | 11/30/14 | Cassy Fiano
    Earlier this year, Dr. Wim Distelmans raised eyebrows when it was revealed that he was organizing a euthanasia tour of Auschwitz, a venue that he called “inspiring” — not entirely surprising when you practice the art of dealing death, as Distelmans is.His trip has now concluded, with about 70 people attending, most of whom practice euthanasia in Belgium. Protests surrounded the trip, and especially Distelmans himself. The German publication Der Spiegel described the trip this way: That evening, the group checks into the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel. In the marble lobby there is a sign that reads “Dying with...
  • Time for commercially-assisted suicide?

    12/01/2014 11:09:03 AM PST · by wagglebee · 23 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/1/14 | Wesley J. Smith
    Human logic goes where our first principles and fundamental premises take it. Assisted suicide’s core premise is that being killed to stop suffering is a fundamental human right. In other words, terminal illness may sometimes be politically expedient entry point to euthanasialand, but it isn’t the point of legalization.And now, in the journal Bioethics, bioethicist Roland Kipke argues that if assisted suicide is a right of autonomy, we should permit entrepreneurs to go into the business of making people painlessly dead, what he calls “commercially-assisted suicide” (CAS). From, “Why Not Commercial Assistance for Suicide?”:  ‘CAS’ means that persons who wish to commit suicide are supported in a businesslike fashion,...
  • Why do we continue to trivialize abortion, by calling it an ‘issue’? It is not!

    12/01/2014 5:59:04 AM PST · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/28/14 | Kenneth M. Weinig
    The country is in severe distress, and we need a strong leader to solve the nation’s problems. Here are the reasons—reading from the pamphlet left in your mailbox—why you should vote for this candidate: He is a charismatic, very inspiring oratorHis great knowledge of economics will help him lead us out of this depression and ensure full employmentHis infectious personal warmth and friendliness will raise the national moraleHe will build the country’s military to the level of world’s most powerfulHe has a clear strategy to win back territories once part of this countryHe will improve the educational system in all...
  • Famed ‘pregnant man’ arrested for stalking ex-‘wife’

    11/30/2014 3:39:02 PM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Nov 28, 2014 | Kirsten Andersen
    A female-to-male transsexual who received international fame and adulation as the world’s first “pregnant man” in 2008 has been arrested on charges of stalking the woman she fought to divorce in 2013. “Thomas Beatie,” 40, who was born Tracy LaGondino, was charged with felony stalking in Phoenix last week after her ex-“wife,” Nancy Beatie, discovered a GPS tracking device hidden on her car. Nancy Beatie told police that despite having taken out a restraining order against her, “Thomas Beatie” had repeatedly surprised her by showing up wherever she happened to be and interrogating her about places she had visited. “The...
  • Same-Self Marriage

    11/28/2014 7:00:20 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 23 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 11-28-14 | Timothy George
    It’s only a trickle, not yet a trend, but it is out there, and it has a name: sologamy. Sologamy is the marriage of someone to one’s own self—the his- or herness of it is not relevant, although it seems to be mostly women who are doing it. Apparently Linda Baker was the first person to marry herself back in December 1993. Others have followed suit, including Sara Sharpe, who wrote about her self-marriage in A Dress, A Ring, Promises to Self. And there’s Nadine Schweigert, a thirty-six-year-old-woman from Fargo, North Dakota, who was interviewed by Anderson Cooper after marrying...
  • Lab-grown spinal cords grown in petri dishes for the first time

    11/26/2014 11:12:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Guardian & Observer ^ | November 26, 2014 | Mo Costandi
    Researchers in Germany have grown complete spinal cords – partly thanks to a gene called sonic hedgehog.As regenerative medicine and stem cell technologies continue to progress, so the list of tissues and organs that can be grown from scratch – and potentially replaced – continues to grow. In the past few years, researchers have used stem cells to grow windpipes, bladders, urethras and vaginas in the lab, and, in some cases, successfully transplanted them into patients. Others are making progress in growing liver and heart tissue; one team in London is busy growing blood vessels, noses and ears; and some...
  • 12-year-old girl's dad went after alleged pimp with baseball bat

    11/26/2014 7:32:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 49 replies
    wmc action news 5 ^ | Nov 25, 2014 1 | Nick Kenney
    MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A 12-year-old girl was saved from prostitution by her own father. The man accused of pimping her out is behind bars on rape of a child and trafficking charges. According to police, the young girl was forced into prostitution. And when her dad figured out where she was, he went after her alleged pimp with a baseball bat. Brian Jones is now locked up on a $200,000 bond, accused of holding a 12-year-old girl against her will.
  • White House Visitor Logs Show Dozens of Visits by Top Abortion Activists

    11/26/2014 2:20:07 PM PST · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/26/14 | Carole Novielli
    Last month the White House released their latest visitor log which reveals that the abortion industry has an open door to the Obama administration.The October 2014 update reveals that Planned Parenthood president, Cecile Richards visited the White House, officially , most recently June 26,2014. Among the visitees listed were POTUS an acronym for President of the United States, Valerie Jarrett and David Plouffe. A tweet posted by Cecile Richards in May 2011 indicates that she met with Michele Obama, Valerie Jarrett and Nancy Keenan another abortion leader at a Women’s Leadership Forum. In addition, Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL, the...
  • Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber Argued Abortion is an Economic Benefit

    11/26/2014 6:42:11 AM PST · by wagglebee · 15 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/25/14 | Cortney O'Brien
    In case we needed another reason to be frustrated with Jonathan Gruber, America’s most infamous architect who insulted our intelligence, he also once argued that abortion has helped improve our nation’s economy and social environment.In a paper he helped write in May 1997 for the National Bureau of Economic Research, Gruber and two fellow writers suggested that abortion has helped save the nation money and social woes. Here is one of their must infuriating excerpts: We find evidence of sizeable positive selection: the average living circumstances of cohorts of children born immediately after abortion became legalized improved substantially relative to...
  • Ferguson, fate & fatherlessness

    11/26/2014 6:15:34 AM PST · by wagglebee · 18 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/25/14 | Ryan Bomberger
    My heart is broken. Another young man, because of poor decisions, has died prematurely. And it never had to happen. What has followed has turned a tragic death into an absurd circus of rioting, racial rhetoric, and redirection.Injustice happens every day. But do we even recognize what injustice actually is?For many, not DVR’ing their favorite TV show is an injustice. For some, not matching their accessories with their outfit is a tragedy worth writing about. For others, having their favorite overpaid professional sports team lose a game is worthy of a bloody brawl to release the anguish.There is real injustice all around...
  • Judge Overturns Mississippi Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    11/25/2014 10:04:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    JACKSON, Miss. — A federal judge has overturned Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage, but he is putting his order on hold for two weeks so the state can appeal. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday. State attorneys have already said they will ask the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to block Reeves' order....
  • Netherlands aims to increase organ donations by euthanasia victims

    11/25/2014 10:59:59 AM PST · by wagglebee · 13 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/25/14 | Jeanne Smits
    Specialists from several Dutch medical schools have prepared a document that is to serve as official guidelines for organ donation after euthanasia, and aims to facilitate the procedure. Doctors expect the legal framework to step up the number of organ donations, which up to now have been few and far between: 6 cases in 16 years, less than in neighboring Belgium. It will help people who choose euthanasia to give a “meaning” to their death, the guidelines’ authors suggest.Up until now, organ donation after euthanasia has been a very marginal practice for several reasons, the first being that killing of...
  • Abortion Activist: All Babies Conceived Accidentally Should Be Aborted

    11/25/2014 10:49:18 AM PST · by wagglebee · 39 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/25/14 | Sarah Zagorski
    Molly Corn, an abortion advocate at Vanderbilt University, wrote an article in The Vanderbilt Hustler titled “The hypocrisy of anti-abortion extremists.”In the article she said, “Abortion is right. It is right because it is a means of allowing women immediate control over their own bodies and futures. It is right because we no longer live in a world where it is imperative to have children to ensure that humanity itself continues. It is right because every child deserves to be a gift, not an accident. It is right because bodily autonomy is the most basic form of justice.”Although Corn made...
  • Murder is good? Does the Bible tell me so?

    11/25/2014 6:49:48 AM PST · by wagglebee · 19 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/24/14 | Stephen Phelan & Krista Schmid Thomas
    Last week’s Time Magazine expose, 6 Myths About Abortion, is part of the abortion industry’s rebranding effort, as they seek to move away from the always-false “pro-choice” language toward the more diabolically honest pro-abortion approach. Hence the need to do away with certain facts that are inconvenient for the pro-abortion crowd, recasting them as “myths.”In examining the first “myth,” the claim that the Bible forbids abortion, author Katha Pollitt rather quickly betrays her actual intent — to get Christians to look away from the Bible:  “It shouldn’t matter what the Bible says about abortion
he [Jesus] said nothing about abortion. Neither did Saint Paul,...
  • This Dying Man Has the Same Cancer as Brittany Maynard, But His Response is Priceless

    11/24/2014 10:58:34 AM PST · by wagglebee · 46 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/24/14 | Sarah Zagorski
    Aaron and Nora met in 2010 and like most people who fall in love, they were head over heels for each other. The next year, Aaron suffered a seizure at work which led to a very grim diagnosis: stage four brain cancer. Although a large portion of the tumor was a Grade 2, which is usually classified as benign, a portion of it was Grade 4 glioblastoma—the same kind of cancer as Brittany Maynard.However, despite his illness, their lives went on. Aaron and Nora wed, they had a baby and spent endless time together. For a while his health was...
  • BREAKING: 168,000 (176,698)…and counting: Pro-Duggar effort surpasses anti-Duggar petition....

    11/23/2014 7:11:52 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | November 23, 2014 | Steve Jalsevac
    FULL TITLE: BREAKING: 168,000 …and counting: Pro-Duggar effort surpasses anti-Duggar petition demanding TLC cancel show Sunday, November 23, 2014 (LifeSite) - Last week, a growing petition on Change.org demanding that TLC yank the Duggar's popular reality TV show "19 Kids and Counting" leapt into the national spotlight after huge mainstream media outlets like The Huffington Post, E!, and the Washington Post reported on the petition effort. Meanwhile, a counter-petition supporting the Duggars started by LifeSiteNews just three days ago has received almost no media attention, relying instead on the power of grassroots support for the Duggars. (Read the petition here.)...
  • Planet Fitness breaks its own rule by asking a pro-life man to leave

    11/23/2014 6:50:41 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    live action ^ | Nov 22, 2014 | Lauren Enriquez
    Earlier this week, a Florida man reported that an employee at Planet Fitness gym asked him to leave the premises after a fellow gym-goer complained about the pro-life t-shirt he was wearing. Mike Amoroso’s shirt read, “Abortion Kills a Person,” and the employee told him that if he did not change into something else, Mike would have to leave the premises. He went home. But, undeterred, Mike returned the next day wearing a shirt that he thought would be more palatable than the first. It simply read, “Pray to End Abortion.” Watch 70-year-old Mike Amoroso’s story below: Ironically, Planet Fitness...
  • CBS affiliate presents explosive exposé on Oregon’s ‘Triple X’ sex education

    11/21/2014 11:58:21 AM PST · by wagglebee · 31 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/20/14 | STOPP
    “A KOIN 6 Investigation uncovered that there’s a good chance the parents who signed permission slips in order for their children to attend have no clue what is really being taught behind closed doors. Part of the lesson plan at a workshop at the Oregon Adolescent Sexuality Conference is an adult website called Virtual Fem. In addition to the content from that website, numerous handouts, such as one that encourages cyber and phone sex, have been passed out to high school and middle school students in attendance.” And that’s only the tip of the iceberg uncovered in an explosive exposĂ© that aired yesterday...