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  • Constitutional Court hears 'down syndrome' case (Failure to have abortion)

    08/28/2014 2:15:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    SABC ^ | SABC
    A disabled boy wants to be able to sue the Cape Town based Foetal Assessment Centre over its failure to inform his mother that he had down syndrome before he was born. The child's mother said that had the Foetal Assessment Centre properly informed her of the risks of down syndrome, she would have terminated the pregnancy. The mother missed the window period to file a claim on her own behalf.
  • Obama Administration Shell Game on Pro-Abortion HHS Mandate Continues

    08/28/2014 11:52:26 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 4 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/28/14 | Eric Scheidler
    After losing in the Hobby Lobby v Burwell Supreme Court case earlier this summer, the Obama administration has just issued new rules for the notorious “HHS Mandate,” the Obamacare provision that requires all employee health plans to include free contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs.This marks the eighth time the Obama administration has modified the HHS Mandate. Once again, they’re refusing to listen to the American people—or even the U.S. Supreme Court—and truly respect the employers’ conscience rights.The new rules are nothing more than a slight variation of the so-called “accommodation” first announced in February 2012, whereby some “third party” will provide...
  • 7 reasons why the current marriage debate is nothing like the debate on interracial marriage

    08/28/2014 7:08:59 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/27/14 | Ryan T. Anderson
    Is opposition to same-sex marriage at all like opposition to interracial marriage? One refrain in debates over marriage policy is that laws defining marriage as the union of male and female are today’s equivalent of bans on interracial marriage. Some further argue that protecting the freedom to act publicly on the basis of a religious belief that marriage is the union of a man and woman is like legally enforcing race-based segregation. This leads some people to think that the government is right to fine a New York family farm $13,000 for declining to host a lesbian wedding in their barn. These...
  • 'We can't prove sex with children does them harm' says Labour-linked NCCL

    08/27/2014 6:00:54 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 53 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | March 2, 2014 | By: James Murray & James Fielding
    PIE members were lobbying NCCL officials for the age of consent to be reduced and campaigning for “paedophile love”. Their view that children were not harmed by having sex with adults appears to have been adopted by those at the top of the civil liberties group. Today we publish extracts from an NCCL report written for the Criminal Law Revision Committee in 1976 when Mrs Hewitt was general secretary. It says: “Where both partners are aged 10 or over, but under 14, a consenting sexual act should not be an offence. As the age of consent is arbitrary, we propose...
  • Taking Offense: An Enemy of Truth

    08/26/2014 11:34:50 AM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | August 26, 2014 | PETE JERMANN
    Taking offense certifies the modern man as one who cares. If we take offense on behalf of another, we can number ourselves among the sensitive and loving. If we take offense personally, we can brandish a stop sign declaring to all that the offense must cease. In either case, the offending words must stop and the conversation must end. For the modern lover never offends. Instead he unfailingly affirms. He affirms us with an “okay” that builds our self-esteem, engenders good feelings, and requires nothing of us beyond self-affirmation.But can people who love one another do so simply by...
  • ’50 Shades’ for girls: Planned Parenthood pushes porn

    It turns out that Planned Parenthood staffers love “50 Shades of Grey” — so much that they proclaim the series and its dubious philosophy to teen girls looking for guidance. “Fifty Shades” tells how how hyper-controlling Christian Grey subjects 21-year-old Ana Steele (who, it must be noted, talks like a 13-year-old) to an endless series of physically harmful and degrading sexual situations. Some consider it liberating (or at least titillating), but you can also call it sadomasochistic porn. Of course the mentality here, and its popular success, isn’t new. Recall Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”: With its unending repetition of “I...
  • Federal judge strikes down part of Utah’s ban on polygamy

    08/27/2014 7:11:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 57 replies
    KSTU ^ | 8/27/2014 | BEN WINSLOW AND MARK GREEN
    A federal judge declared a portion of Utah’s polygamy ban unconstitutional late Wednesday, essentially decriminalizing polygamy in the state.U.S. District Court Judge Clark Waddoups ruled the phrase in the law “‘or cohabits with another person’ is a violation of the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is without a rational basis under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.”The ruling comes in a lawsuit filed by reality TV polygamist Kody Brown and his wives, who left Utah fearing prosecution. They sued the state, arguing that the ban violated their right to freely...
  • The Price of Our Blood: Why Ferguson Is a Reproductive Justice Issue

    08/27/2014 3:21:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    RH Reality Check ^ | August 26, 2014 | Katherine Cross
    The events that have unfolded in Ferguson, Missouri, in recent weeks have revealed many tragedies, among them the fact that the death of so many youth of color in this country is still debatable in its status as a vaunted “feminist issue.” But it is, and the expansive definition of reproductive justice, which reaches into the universe of conditions necessary to create and sustain life, shows us how. As RH Reality Check Senior Legal Analyst Imani Gandy put it so well in a recent tweet: Imani ABL @AngryBlackLady I saw so many people on Twitter saying "I don't want to...
  • Report urges Pentagon to allow transgendered military personnel to openly serve

    08/27/2014 11:13:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 62 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 27, 2014 | Douglas Ernst
    Gay military service personnel may now serve openly, and now former top Pentagon officials believe that another group should be afforded the same treatment: transgendered Americans. A report issued Tuesday by retired Maj. Gen. Gale S. Pollock, former acting surgeon general of the Army; Brig. Gen. Clara Adams-Ender, former chief of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps; and Brig. Gen. Thomas A. Kolditz, a Yale University professor and professor emeritus at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, opened the door for ending a de-facto “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for transgendered individuals, the Washington Examiner reported.
  • Dutch Woman Euthanized Who Feared Going to Nursing Home

    08/27/2014 7:55:08 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 31 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/27/14 | Paul Russell
    It’s official. Like Belgium, The Netherlands has completely lost any sense of respect for the law and has leapt, lemming like off the moral cliff.Dutch news is reporting on the euthanasia death of an elderly woman who sought euthanasia because she did not want to live in a nursing home.The report said that she visited a ‘special clinic set up to help people whose doctors do not support euthanasia’. This incident sparked the second reprimand of the ‘Life Clinic’ in the last four months. In the previous case the same clinic euthanasied a woman with identified psychiatric problems without enough...
  • Marriage is Different from Popular Perception, Study finds

    08/27/2014 7:32:45 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 26 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 26, 2014 | Jace Gregory
    The popular “try before you buy” mentality may be helpful when buying a car, but not necessarily when preparing for marriage. As summarized by the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, “What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas,” so be careful what you do before marriage. wedding photo With so much attention given to the definition of marriage, the discussion about successful traditional marriages can often be neglected or overlooked. Left to educate the world on how to create a lasting and meaningful marriage are Hollywood and magazine stands—businesses that thrive on popularity and not necessarily...
  • Taken off life support and left to die, Haleigh’s now thriving with her adoptive parents

    08/27/2014 5:54:41 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 13 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/26/14 | Steve Weatherbe
    A girl who nine years ago was expected never to regain consciousness and was abandoned by Massachusetts welfare authorities, hospital medical staff, and the courts now watches the Disney Channel, enjoys the music of Justin Bieber and her Westfield Evangelical Free Church congregation, and tells her adoptive parents she loves them. Haleigh, now 20, is by all accounts a happy woman living surrounded by love with her siblings, her adoptive parents Keith and Becky Arnett, and other foster children the couple have taken in over the years. But Haleigh is far from typical. Once the center of a public...
  • At ease: Obama eyes transgendered troops

    08/26/2014 3:15:23 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 67 replies
    http://washingtonexaminer.com ^ | August 26, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    Having already lifted the “don’t ask, don’t tell” ban on gays in the military, the Pentagon “likely will” allow transgendered Americans to serve openly in the military where 15,500 now secretly serve, according to a new report issued by top former generals. Three of the top brass, endorsing the deployment of transgendered troops, also said their effort has the support of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and President Obama. In a statement accompanying the 29-page report issued Tuesday, they said, “Our conclusion is that allowing transgender personnel to serve openly is administratively feasible and will not be burdensome or complicated. Three...
  • Parents Abandon Mentally Disabled Baby, Tell Surrogate Mom: “We Don’t Want a Dribbling Cabbage”

    08/26/2014 11:15:23 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/26/14 | Steven Ertelt
    After the worldwide storm over baby Gammy, a child with Down Syndrome whose parents abandoned him with the surrogate mother after he and his twin sister were born, another case of baby abandonment has cropped up.Another surrogate mother of twin babies got word from the babies’ parents that they would abandon one of the children because of a disability. The baby was born with Congential Myotonic Dystrophy and rejected by the child’s parents. The birth mother is now raising the child as her own after the callous reaction.Here’s more on what’s happened, warning for strong language: A British surrogate mother...
  • Free the Children manager resigns after report on his work as gay stripper

    08/26/2014 11:10:05 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/26/14 | Pete Baklinski
    Free the Children employee Michael Lorsch begins a striptease at a Boylesque event. A manager at the popular Canadian charity Free the Children who helped run the organization’s We Day events, spoke frequently at schools, and led youth trips overseas has resigned after LifeSiteNews reported he was moonlighting as a gay stripper. Michael Lorsch, former manager of Free the Children's leadership programs in Toronto, resigned Friday after LifeSiteNews ran two stories on August 14 and August 18 about his role as a performer in the homosexual-themed troupe Boylesque, which aims to put “male nudity and sexuality back center-stage where...
  • WHY CATHOLICS ARE SO OBSESSED WITH SEX

    08/26/2014 8:38:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    Regina ^ | Beverly De Soto
    “Why is it,” said Jessica, my long-time friend, a non-observant Church of Scotland member, “that the Catholic Church won’t just, er, enter the modern era? Why are they so obsessed with sex?” Um, I thought, here we go. We were sitting in a coffee place in Edinburgh, trying to catch up from our busy lives. Even though our lives have taken different paths, Jessica and I go back a long time. I took a deep breath. “For the same reason that traditionally Jews forbade pre-marital sex, and sex outside marriage,” I said evenly. “After all, Christianity is an offshoot of...
  • Recent Gallup Poll Is a Snapshot of the Moral and Cultural Revolution

    08/26/2014 2:21:54 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 8/25/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Gallup poll on a range of moral choices and behaviors does a pretty clear job of showing how dramatically America has changed in a rather short period of time. Many behaviors now considered “largely acceptable” were once considered very wrong. In fact, most of us over fifty remember an America that was very different.Until the mid-1960s, birth control was unapproved—even illegal to sell in many jurisdictions. It was associated with prostitution.Divorce was something that people whispered about. And until 1969 it was so difficult to get a divorce that the few who did want them were willing to go...
  • Hawaii used kids as guinea pig for sex ed: state rep

    08/26/2014 6:49:27 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 27 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/25/14 | Rita Diller
    Led by state representative Bob McDermott, outraged parents in Hawaii continue to fight valiantly to get an explicit sex instruction program coauthored by Planned Parenthood out of their middle schools. Rep. McDermott has just released his second meticulously researched report detailing the impropriety of the curriculum and violations of state and federal law regarding the testing and implementation of the program. At the same time, television ads have begun airing that feature a Hawaiian grandmother extolling the virtues of Pono Choices—dubbed Porno Choices by those who are familiar with the content. It is the first instance of which we are...
  • Abortionist not disturbed by seeing mutilated children “not deluded about what this process is”

    08/26/2014 6:08:09 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 11 replies
    Live Action News ^ | 8/25/14 | Lauren Enriquez
    A recent story at Esquire chronicled the abortion practice of Willie Parker, an abortionist who commutes from Chicago to Mississippi to commit abortions at the state’s last abortion mill. Mississippi is devoid of any abortionists of its own who are capable of obtaining hospital admitting privileges, a requirement now mandated by law in several states. Consequently, Parker — who boasts an unusually clean record for an abortionist, and was able to obtain privileges nearby — travels to the South to fill in.Esquire calls Parker’s practice a “ministry,” playing off of the abortionist’s professed Christianity. The author chose to conclude the...
  • Pregnant Couples Defend Aborting Babies With Down Syndrome: “Loving Kids Like That is a Waste”

    08/26/2014 5:41:51 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 30 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/25/14 | Sarah Terzo
    Washington, DC (LiveActionNews) — By now, most pro-lifers have heard the cruel and elitist comments made by Richard Dawkins about aborting Down syndrome babies. Dawkins claims that the “ethical” choice is to abort all babies with Down syndrome, even though these children often lead happy lives and enrich their families and society.An NBC article by Kimbery Hayes Taylor describes the results of 3 studies conducted by Boston Children’s Hospital. In the first study, out of 2,044 parents or guardians surveyed, 79% reported their outlook on life was “more positive” because of their child with Down syndrome.A second study found that...
  • Alfred Kinsey was a pervert and a sex criminal

    08/25/2014 8:40:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    LIFE SITE ^ | Jonathon van Maren
    He is known as “The Father of the Sexual Revolution,” and if you’ve ever taken a university course on 20th century history, you’ll have heard his name: Alfred Kinsey. Kinsey was not only the “father” of the Sexual Revolution, he set the stage for the massive social and cultural upheaval of the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s with his 1948 Sexual Behavior in the Human Male and his 1953 Sexual Behavior in the Human Female. These books revealed to a shocked and somewhat titillated population things they had never known about themselves: That between 30-45% of men had affairs, 85% of...
  • Moral Relativists In The University: They Aren’t Who You Think They Are

    08/24/2014 1:44:13 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 28 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 8-24-14 | Collin Garbarino
    This year the movie God Is Not Dead preyed on every Christian parent’s fear of sending a child off to college only to have their family’s faith and values undermined by an atheist college professor espousing some form of moral relativism. The movie hinges on a certain cliché, but the cliché is a cliché because many of us took a class with “that professor.” He might not have been so over-the-top, but his prejudices were evident. The American university tends to be fairly hostile to the conservative movement. One of the core tenets of conservatism is the Judeo-Christian teaching that...
  • How To Shrink Your Church In One Easy Step

    08/24/2014 12:21:56 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 42 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 24Aug14 | Alexander Griswold
    By now, we’ve all heard the refrain that U.S. churches need liberalize their teachings on sexuality and homosexuality or rapidly decline. The logic behind the argument is simple: more and more Americans are embracing homosexuality and same-sex marriage, including growing numbers of religious Millennials. So long as churches remain the face of opposition to gay marriage, those churches will shrink into irrelevancy when gay marriage (inevitably, we are told) becomes a settled political issue. These arguments often see church acceptance of homosexuality as a carrot as well as a stick. It isn’t so much that denouncing homosexuality will drive people...
  • I Want You to Eat a Taco, Drink a Beer, and Fund Abortion

    08/23/2014 6:00:46 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 21 replies
    RH Reality Check ^ | August 21, 2014 | Andrea Grimes
    The Taco or Beer Challenge couldn’t be simpler: You eat a taco and/or drink a beer, and you donate to an abortion fund. The only ice you’ll need for this challenge is the ice in your cooler, or maybe the ice in your water if you get a particularly spicy taco. (Snip) I started the Taco or Beer Challenge on Monday as something of a Twitter joke, after hearing about the “ice bucket challenge” that’s been growing in popularity as celebrities and plebes alike film themselves dumping buckets of ice-cold water on themselves, sometimes to hilarious effect, in support of...
  • 'Suicide Tourism' to Switzerland Doubles in 4 Years

    08/22/2014 10:44:45 AM PDT · by Stoat · 8 replies
    Medscape news ^ | August 21, 2014 | Megan Brooks
    The number of people traveling to Switzerland to commit suicide has doubled since 2009, a new study shows. These "suicide tourists" are largely from Germany and the United Kingdom, although they also come from other countries including the United States and Canada, and nearly half suffer from nonfatal neurological conditions, such as paralysis, motor neurone disease, Parkinson's disease, and multiple sclerosis, the study suggests. Saskia Gauthier, MD, from the Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Zurich, and colleagues report their findings in an article published online August 20 in the Journal of Medical Ethics. Assisted suicide is restricted in many countries, but in...
  • California Sex Ed Gone Mad

    08/22/2014 6:52:42 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 36 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 21, 2014 | Tony Perkins
    What’s the difference between a Playboy magazine and Fremont Unified School District’s sex-ed curriculum? The curriculum is free! The 9th grade textbook, which teachers unanimously approved, has been the center of a nationwide debate over the schools’ role in parenting kids on sensitive topics like this. In this particular California District, thousands of parents are protesting the jaw-dropping topics in the “Your Health Today” curriculum — including everything from bondage, sex toys, and various fantasies. “It’s a bit much for me,” said mom Latonya Stevenson. “I’m not comfortable with my child — I mean, wow, that’s the graphics are extreme...
  • After Losing to Hobby Lobby, Obama Admin Pushes Crippling Fines for HHS Mandate Violators

    08/22/2014 10:58:24 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 52 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/22/14 | Steven Ertelt
    After losing to Hobby Lobby at the Supreme Court in a case about whether certain businesses who object to paying for abortion-causing drugs for their employees must follow the HHS mandate, the Obama administration has revised the HHS mandate rules.The revisions target religious nonprofits and those pro-life companies like Hobby Lobby.The Obama administration released a fact sheet on the newly-proposed HHS mandate rule pertaining to non-profit organizations and closely held for-profit entities, like Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties. The factsheet on the new rules makes it clear that the HHS mandate violates the conscience rights of non-profit organizations and...
  • 15 contradictions you have to believe to fit in with pop culture

    08/22/2014 6:17:18 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 35 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/21/14 | Ben Johnson
    One of the great quotations of our time is from James Burnham, a former Trotskyite Communist-turned-conservative who became an editor at National Review. Fifty years ago, he wrote in his book Suicide of the West that “Modern liberalism, for most liberals, is not a consciously understood set of rational beliefs, but a bundle of unexamined prejudices and conjoined sentiments. The basic ideas and beliefs seem more satisfactory when they are not made fully explicit, when they merely lurk rather obscurely in the background, coloring the rhetoric and adding a certain emotive glow.” To compensate for five decades of public education...
  • Farm Couple Fined Thousands for Declining Gay Wedding

    08/22/2014 5:18:22 AM PDT · by xzins · 68 replies
    CBN ^ | August 22, 2014 | CBN
    A New York couple faces thousands of dollars in fines for declining to rent out their family farm for a same-sex wedding celebration. The New York State Division of Human Rights fined Cynthia and Robert Gifford $13,000 for declining a request from a lesbian couple to rent the family barn for their ceremony. The Giffords have owned and operated Liberty Ridge Farm in for over 25 years. They believe marriage is the union of one man and one woman. Like many small farm families, they often open up their home to host public events, including weddings. In addition to the...
  • Porn is ‘pervasive’ in our lives, sex-ed pressures us into promiscuity: teens in UK poll

    08/21/2014 12:14:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    LIFE SITE ^ | Thaddeus Baklinski
    A poll of 18-year-old UK teens conducted by the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) found that a large majority of both boys and girls believe that easy access to online porn puts pressure on them to look and act in imitation of what porn portrays. They also complained that sex education often presents promiscuity as normal, putting additional pressure on them to become sexually active before they might otherwise. "This new polling data shows that pornographic images are pervasive in teenagers' lives and that young women in particular are acutely conscious of how damaging they can be," said Dalia...
  • Not a conspiracy theory: Planned Parenthood is targeting black women with this dangerous drug

    08/21/2014 10:09:15 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 18 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/21/14 | Abby Johnson
    Ben Johnson recently wrote a great article about the damaging effects of the Gardasil (HPV) vaccine. You should all take a minute and read it here. In his article, he talks about women who have died, 96 to be exact. And those are just the ones that have been reported.  He talks about women who have lost their fertility after receiving the highly regarded HPV vaccine. But the main focus of the article is how the Gardasil vaccine is being heavily promoted to the African-American community through ad placement on BET (Black Entertainment Television).  When I read his article, my conspiracy...
  • School Apologizes for Making Special Needs Kids Sort Trash

    08/21/2014 8:11:13 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 11 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/21/14 | Steven Ertelt
    On the heels of the controversy over Richard Dawkins’ comments saying that parents of unborn babies who are found to have Down syndrome should abort them comes this. This kind of story shows the bias and discrimination people with special needs face in our society.If they are lucky enough to survive an abortion beforehand, kids with Down syndrome and other special needs children then face a culture that relegates them to second-tier status as somehow less than perfectly human. As a pro-life movement, we must change the culture before and after birth.From the report: A Southern California school district has...
  • Washington Post Writer Says Abortion Is “A Deeply Affirmative Value”

    08/21/2014 7:04:11 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 27 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/21/14 | Katie Yoder
    In a piece for The Washington Post, blogger Carter Eskew recently argued, “It’s time for a new dialogue on abortion.”Eskew, director at The Glover Park Group (which lobbies for Planned Parenthood) and former strategist for Al Gore, wrote in response to his colleague Janet Harris, who insisted abortion is never immoral or “difficult.” “Control over one’s reproduction is a deeply affirmative value,” he approved, and “It’s time to assert it.” Citing Harris, Eskew affirmed, “She couldn’t be more right” and added, “the current political dialogue is even worse than she documents.” “The pro-choice movement,” he lamented, “has been on the...
  • Richard Dawkins: choosing NOT to abort baby with Down syndrome is ‘immoral’

    08/20/2014 1:15:30 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 80 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/20/14 | Dustin Siggins
    In a bizarre rant on Twitter earlier today, atheist Richard Dawkins wrote that choosing not to abort a child with Down Syndrome would be "immoral." The conversation started when Dawkins tweeted that "Ireland is a civilised country except in this 1 area." The area was abortion, which until last year was illegal in all cases. A Twitter user then asked Dawkins if "994 human beings with Down's Syndrome [having been] deliberately killed before birth in England and Wales in 2012" was "civilised." Dawkins replied "yes, it is very civilised. These are fetuses, diagnosed before they have human feelings." Apparently I'm...
  • Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender is a ‘Mental Disorder’– Sex Change is ‘Biologically...

    08/20/2014 11:39:49 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 121 replies
    CNSNews ^ | August 20, 2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    Full title: Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender is a ‘Mental Disorder’ – Sex Change is ‘Biologically Impossible’ Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital and its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry. (Photo: Johns Hopkins Medicine) (CNSNews.com) -- Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospitaland its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, said that transgenderism is a “mental disorder” that merits treatment, that sex change is “biologically impossible,” and that people who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder. Dr. McHugh, the author of six books and at...
  • These Charts Show How The World Feels About 8 Moral Issues

    08/20/2014 9:19:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/20/2014 | CHRISTINA STERBENZ
    What people find morally acceptable and unacceptable depends on where they live in the world.The charts below from the Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project show people's views on eight topics, often considered moral issues: extramarital affairs, gambling, homosexuality, abortion, premarital sex, alcohol consumption, divorce, and contraceptives.Pew surveyed 40,117 respondents in 40 different countries in 2013 to obtain the data.The first graphic below gives the median response across the world. People were the most disapproving of extramarital affairs, with 78% calling them morally "unacceptable," while 14% of respondents, the lowest in the survey, felt contraceptive use was "unacceptable." Topics like premarital sex and alcohol...
  • Nurses on Home Visits to Patients Told to Ask: Can We Kill You?

    08/20/2014 8:41:56 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 13 replies
    LifeNews ^ | 8/20/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Euthanasia. Rationing. Assisted Suicide. These are the kinds of concerns the pro-life community brought up when Congress pushed through Obamacare and government-run health care. These concerns are already becoming real in the Untied States, but a new story out of the United Kingdom should give Americans a hint as to what’s next.Nurses who are a part of in-home health care programs for the sick, elderly and disabled are coming forward to say they’ve been told to ask such patients not if they need medical help but if they need assistance in killing themselves.The nurses say patients are asked via a...
  • Let’s Be Honest, The Only Goal of Abortion is a Dead Baby

    08/20/2014 7:06:40 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/20/14 | Kelsey Hazzard
    I wrote a couple of weeks ago about one of the major problems I have with the bodily autonomy argument: that it’s totally at odds with people’s real-life experiences with abortion. In keeping with that theme, here’s another issue I have with the bodily autonomy argument. If the bodily autonomy argument were genuine, abortion supporters would have no discomfort whatsoever with Melissa Ohden.Who’s Melissa Ohden? I’m so glad you asked.Melissa (above) is a public speaker who lives in Missouri with her husband and two daughters. And when she was 31 weeks old, she was born prematurely after an abortionist injected...
  • Professor Death: Peter Singer Says Criminals Should Have Euthanasia Option to Avoid Prison

    08/20/2014 6:55:16 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 79 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/19/14 | Wesley J. Smith
    I think it is time to start calling Peter Singer ”Professor Death.”The Princeton moral philosopher–an oxymoron in his case–is the world’s foremost proponent of infanticide. He usually uses examples of disabled babies, but the reason he believes they can be killed is that they are supposedly not “persons.” Thus, Singer has refused to state that killing a baby because she was ugly would be wrong.Professor Death also supports euthanasia, both voluntary and non voluntary against ill human non-persons, such as Alzheimer’s patients.He has also stated that cognitively devastated people should have been used in developing the hepatitis vaccines instead of...
  • Schlafly: Faulty Ideas About Marriage

    08/19/2014 11:10:06 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 19, 2014 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Political junkies will remember how former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels was being groomed to run for president in 2012 before he made his foolish statement that the next president should "call a truce on the so-called social issues." Americans do not want a leader who is unable or unwilling to articulate and lead on important social issues. Four years after the Daniels misstep, many have failed to learn that lesson. The New York Times has proclaimed the "libertarian moment" has arrived, by which they seem to mean libertarian ideas about marriage and the family. We hear people say the libertarian...
  • Archbishop Negri: echoes of fascism in proposed Italian laws against homophobia

    08/19/2014 11:56:02 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/19/14 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    The Archbishop of Ferrara-Comacchio, Luigi Negri, has likened the proposed Italian laws against “homophobia” to a reemergence of fascism and the "dark times of state ideology" in Italy. The archbishop warned that the bill which proposes to criminalize “homophobia,” will introduce "for the first time since the end of fascism 70 years ago, a crime of opinion that evokes the dark and troubled times, long subdued and always believed to be over, of state ideologies. "Times in which the State identified ideological positions which it forcibly imposed, and suppressed all those which did not match," he added. "In defending a...
  • Cosmo Attacks Pro-Lifers, Calls Abortion “Miscarriage Management”

    08/19/2014 11:47:12 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 19 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/19/14 | Tim Graham
    In keeping with their recent “excellence in media” award from Planned Parenthood, the September issue of Cosmopolitan offers its young female audience a “Hot and Healthy Investigation” into how Texas Republicans have ruined the glorious opportunity to abort in the Lone Star State. Writer Amanda Robb hit every pro-abortion propaganda note about “clinics under attack” and pro-lifers compromising “the quality of care for women.” Or, to quote the story’s abortionist hero: “sometimes, bull[bleep] wins.”The hero in Robb’s story was Dr. Lester Minto of Harlingen, Texas, who was getting around the new state law signed by Gov. Rick Perry requiring abortionists...
  • Abortionist’s Wife on How It’s Okay to Do Abortions: “Read the Bible and You’ll See”

    08/19/2014 5:37:48 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 44 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/18/14 | Steven Ertelt
    The Bible condemns abortion with its admonitions against murder and encouragement to choose life and respect the life God created. But the wife of a prominent late-term abortion practitioner thinks the Bible justifies her husband’s profession.After a hearing late last week which saw a local judge issue an order closing down his abortion clinic if it failed to meet state health and safety laws, Martin Haskell and his wife left the courtroom and were greeted by pro-life advocates.Bryan Kemper of Stand True, Paula Westwood of Cincinnati Right to Life, and Mark Harington of Created Equal were present in the courtroom...
  • Frankenstein Science: Head Transplants Are Now Possible?

    08/18/2014 3:25:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 33 replies
    Seasons of Grace ^ | August 18, 2014 | Kathy Schiffer
    “Potentially unethical.” That’s how one expert described an Italian scientist’s plan to perform a “head transplant” by severing two heads at the same time, then cooling and flushing out the ‘recipient’ head before attaching it to its new body with polymer glue.That is “POTENTIALLY unethical?” Making one person out of two, and throwing away the unused halves, is only “potentially” unethical?Shock and awe.* * * * *Neuroscientist Sergio Canavero is undeterred by criticism, however. Canavero now reports that it’s possible to merge bone marrow, surgically cut with an ultra-sharp knife, when fusing one person’s head onto another person’s spine. The...
  • Restricting ‘Human Breeding,’ Wherein I Call Zoltan Istvan A Moral Idiot

    08/18/2014 11:28:45 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 21 replies
    Acton Institute ^ | 8/15/14 | Elise Hilton
    I have a large family. Yes, I have 5 children of my own, but I also have 23 nieces and nephews and 30+ great-nieces and nephews. Large.And we’ve heard it all. “Don’t you know what causes that?” (usually chortled with an accompanying poke in the ribs.) “Are you done now?” “Wow, you’ve got your hands full…” (translated: “Dear heavens, what is wrong with you people??”)It’s all good. Say what you want; we like having loud family gatherings, trying to figure out how many chairs we’re going to need for Thanksgiving, buying in bulk and generally holding up our end of...
  • Western cuckoo up for endangered species listing ( UN Agenda 21 )

    08/18/2014 9:14:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 44 replies
    Record Courier ^ | August 14, 2014
    More than a half-million acres of land across nine Western states is being proposed for designation as critical habitat for the yellow-billed cuckoo. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 546,335 acres of critical habitat is up for listing in 80 separate units in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah and Wyoming. The bird is a neotropical migrant that winters in South America and nests along rivers and streams in western North America. ... The Service is seeking information concerning the western yellow-billed cuckoo’s biology and habitat, threats to the species and current efforts to protect...
  • Stop calling abortion a ‘difficult decision’

    08/18/2014 5:34:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/17/2014 | Janet Harris
    Planned Parenthood calls abortion “a difficult decision” in many of its consent forms and fact sheets. When NARAL launched a film on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade in 2013, the president of the pro-choice organization called abortion “a difficult decision” women and couples face. Lawmakers use the adjective, too. “It was a difficult, difficult decision, but it was the right one,” Nevada Assemblywoman Lucy Flores said last month in defending her choice to have an abortion at age 16. In 2005, then-Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton described the decision to have an abortion as “one of the most fundamental,...
  • She Was in Kindergarten When She Learned Doctors Suggested Her Best Friend be Aborted

    08/15/2014 12:38:10 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/15/14 | Susan Tyrrell
    Birmingham, AL (LiveActionnews) — Tucked away in a children’s ministry office at Church of the Highlands in Birmingham, Alabama, Natalie Brumfield’s sweet voice that engages children to love Jesus almost masks the warrior that lives to fight abortion—but only for a moment. To know Natalie is to know what being wholly pro-life is.Natalie is proof that one ordinary person who doesn’t speak before thousands or write best-selling books can make more of a difference for life than many ever will. But her life also reminds us that we can do the same. In her, the extraordinary is formed from an...
  • Author: Gvmt should use microchips to deny births to the ‘unworthy’

    08/15/2014 7:36:20 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 54 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/14/14 | Ben Johnson
    Although he admits it “sounds blatantly authoritarian” and “violates just about every core value we possess in a free society,” a noted transhumanist author has said a world government body should forcibly sterilize anyone “deemed unworthy” of parenthood by using implanted microchips. Constitutional attorney and civil liberties expert John W. Whitehead, founder of The Rutherford Institute, warned LifeSiteNews.com earlier this year that political officials would long to use this seminal technology. In an article for Wired.com today, philosopher Zoltan Istvan wrote that the notion first crossed his mind when he heard a blonde nurse say, “with 10,000 kids dying everyday...
  • World's Most 'Unique' Family: Mom Is Dad, Dad Gives Birth as Mom

    08/14/2014 10:08:02 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 64 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, August 13, 2014
    Transgender couple have two kidsA normal, ordinary family with two kids, this is the first impression anyone gets on seeing Bianca, Nick and their two kids. But 32-year-old Bianca was born a boy and 27-year-old Nick was born a girl. Bianca has had breast augmentation and laser hair-removal, while Nick takes testosterone to change his appearance and had his breasts removed, reports Metro. They claim to have led normal lives until Nick got pregnant and then the whole experience became a ‘daily struggle’ when people began staring at him, he says and admits he hated the changes in his body....