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  • 2054 [news of the future]

    08/04/2015 4:59:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/4/15 | Carl Eric Scott
    The news of tomorrow: “Some time this March the 100 millionth abortion in the United States since the Roe v. Wade decision was performed, assuming the so-called O’Bannon model used by the National Right to Life Council to determine the number of abortions is correct.” The news of today: we see a Planned Parenthood worker having a laugh about the day’s catch of aborted fetuses being “all mixed-up together in a bag.” (Around the 10 minute mark of the video David French linked here—and warning: if you go a bit further into the video, the contents of that bag get...
  • Cardinal Dolan Plays ‘Trump’ Card on Pre-Born Babies

    08/04/2015 4:07:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Lepanto Institute ^ | 8/4/15 | Michael Hichborn
    Since July 14 of this year, the Center for Medical Progress has released five under-cover videos revealing Planned Parenthood’s potentially illegal trafficking of the body parts of fetal children. Each video illustrated more and more of Planned Parenthood’s moral depravity as executives haggled over the price of tissues and organs harvested from aborted children. But even though Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s office is 2.6 miles from the National Headquarters of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral is 1.7 miles away, and despite the fact that Cardinal Dolan is the chairman-elect of the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities,...
  • New Planned Parenthood Transcript: Nurse Admits It’s ‘Fun’ To Dissect Fetuses

    08/04/2015 4:01:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/4/15 | Blake Neff
    The transcript accompanying the latest undercover Planned Parenthood video has an employee of the group admit she finds it “fun” to dissect fetuses for their organs and would “enjoy” the opportunity to do it on behalf of fetal tissue purchasers.The exchange isn’t included in the 15-minute edited video released Tuesday by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), but is instead buried deep in the 119-page transcript accompanying it (a full-footage version of the video hasn’t been released yet). In the exchange, Melissa Farrell, director of research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, admits she and her co-worker would find it enjoyable...
  • Cornyn: No shutdown over Planned Parenthood

    08/04/2015 3:51:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/4/15 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) sought Tuesday to quash a growing speculation that Republicans would shut down the government over Planned Parenthood. "We're not going to go there," he said. "I wish there was some way to convince all of you guys that there will be no government shutdown." Cornyn's comments come after a group of House Republicans said they will not back a spending bill that doesn't also defund Planned Parenthood, sparking new talk of a potential shutdown. The administration said last week that President Obama would veto any spending bill that defunded the healthcare provider, but Cornyn downplayed that...
  • Ted Cruz: We Should Shut Down Government if Necessary to De-Fund Planned Parenthood

    08/04/2015 3:49:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/4/15 | Steven Ertelt
    Yesterday, Senate Democrats defeated an effort to revoke taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business by filibustering the bill and preventing a vote on it. Republicans were unable to secure the 60 voted needed to invoke cloture and stop debate on the bill, allowing an up or down vote.The Senate voted 53-46 on the cloture motion — failing to get the 60 votes needed to stop the Democratic filibuster against the de-funding measure.Now, some Republicans are saying the House and Senate should look at the possibility of shutting down the federal government in order to de-fund Planned Parenthood. But...
  • McConnell Says No Shutdowns as September Agenda Takes Shape [Another brilliant tactic /s]

    08/04/2015 3:46:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 8/4/15 | Niels Lesniewski
    Senate Democrats are warning a new shutdown showdown looms in September, even as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reiterated there wouldn’t be any government shutdowns on his watch. “Let me say it again: no more government shutdowns,” the Kentucky Republican said, when asked how he intended to adhere to his pledge made numerous times. “We have divided government. … At some point we’ll negotiate the way forward.” But Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said there have been no such discussions on the path forward for funding the government past Sept. 30, either with him or with President Barack Obama. And New...
  • Perry on PP: There Are Other Ways to Get Things Done Than a Shutdown

    08/04/2015 3:43:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 8/4/15 | Ian Hanchett
    Republican presidential candidate and former Texas Governor Rick Perry stated that there are more ways to get things done other than a government shutdown during a discussion of Planned Parenthood on Tuesday’s “Cavuto: Coast to Coast” on the Fox Business Network. “We’ve expanded the healthcare for women in the state of Texas through multiple ways. One of which is we’ve passed the most sweeping tort reform in the nation in 2003 that exploded access to healthcare. If you were a pregnant female along the Rio Grande, you had to leave your county to get that prenatal care, no longer is...
  • Chris Christie vows GOP ‘not going to be backed into a corner’ in Planned Parenthood fight

    08/04/2015 3:39:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Yahoo Politics ^ | 8/4/15 | Jon Ward
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was in the back seat of his state government SUV on Monday, being ferried between presidential campaign events, when he watched a video newly released by the campaign of Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton. The two-minute video features Clinton speaking directly to the camera and charging that Republicans are conducting a “full-on assault on women’s health.” Clinton was responding to the push in Congress — supported by the GOP’s large field of presidential candidates — to halt federal funding for Planned Parenthood in the wake of an anti-abortion group’s release of undercover videos showing Planned...
  • CNN's Camerota to Head of Pro-Life Group: Critics Say You're 'Violent Extremists'

    08/04/2015 3:35:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/4/15 | Matthew Balan
    On Tuesday's New Day, CNN's Alisyn Camerota forwarded pro-abortion groups's smear of the Center for Medical Progress, which has been releasing the undercover videos of Planned Parenthood officials admitting that they vary its abortion techniques in order to preserved the organs of unborn babies for medial research. During an interview of David Daleiden, Camerota touted that "critics of your organization...say that you're not journalists, as you purport to be on your website, but rather, you're violent extremists." [video below] The anchor continued that these "critics" also claim that "you are operating under the guise of investigative reporting, but really, you're...
  • Airing out Planned Parenthood’s unmentionables

    08/04/2015 8:33:07 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    The Mercury Columns ^ | 8/4/15 | Dave Neese
    You never see this:A vehicle with both an NRA bumper sticker and a Planned Parenthood bumper sticker on it. You just don’t.You’ll see the occasional car with both Eagles and Giants bumper stickers on it. Maybe even a car with both Tar Heels and Blue Devils bumper stickers. But never a car with a decal on the rear window that says “Gun Control is Hitting Your Target” along with a bumper sticker that says “I Stand With Planned Parenthood.” Not ever. You can check it out.Yet the NRA and Planned Parenthood faithful share a fundamental characteristic. Neither will yield an...
  • Planned Parenthood’s Lame Defenses

    08/03/2015 6:42:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/3/15 | David French
    After days of reeling from the most macabre revelations of the Center for Medical Progress’s undercover videos — from talk of “less crunchy” abortions, to the news that “a lot of people want liver,” to clinic employees staring at dismembered human remains and exclaiming “another boy” — Planned Parenthood’s defenders are launching their counterattacks. There was of course no way that Planned Parenthood would go quietly. They’ve got the full support of a president who asks God’s blessings on the nation’s most prolific abortionists and the fanatical devotion of the sexual revolutionaries in the Democratic party, the academy, and the...
  • CNN’s Tapper to WH: Maybe You Should Watch the PP Vids

    08/03/2015 6:20:14 PM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 8/3/15 | Ian Hanchett
    CNN’s “The Lead” host Jake Tapper told White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest “somebody at the White House should maybe watch the videos” during an interview on Planned Parenthood on Monday.Tapper asked Earnest if he was contending that nothing in the videos “bothers you and anyone in the White House.” Earnest answered, “I’ve got to tell you, these videos are — were released because of their shock value. And there’s no doubt that’s what depicted on these videos is shocking. I know that, based on the news reports that I’ve read about the videos, I haven’t actually looked at them,...
  • Fiorina: 'Close the government down' to stop Planned Parenthood

    08/03/2015 6:01:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/3/15 | Al Weaver
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said Monday that Congress should shut down the government if necessary to defund Planned Parenthood. In an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO agreed with a group of GOP senators, including fellow 2016 candidate Ted Cruz, that the abortion provider should lose its taxpayer funding. "If it comes down to closing the government down or funding Planned Parenthood, what should the Republicans in the Congress do?" Hewitt asked the presidential hopeful. "They should close the government down," Fiorina said flatly. "The point is this, however, we have a long way...
  • Healthy British nurse ends her life in a Swiss clinic because of fear of getting old

    08/03/2015 2:39:06 PM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies
    wapo ^ | Aug. 3, 2015 | Daniela Deane
    A healthy retired British nurse who had worked with the elderly has ended her life in a Swiss clinic because she was afraid of getting old and being unable to to kill herself, a British newspaper reported Monday. Gill Pharoah, 75, who suffered no serious debilitating illness and was still active, was given a lethal injection and was in good enough spirits to joke with a doctor before she died, the London Times newspaper reported. Pharoah was afraid of suffering a stroke as happened to one of her friends, who then lived on for many years with a poor quality...
  • Planned Parenthood’s top 7 donors gave staggering $324 million in four years

    08/03/2015 10:10:26 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 34 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/3/15 | Alatheia Larsen
    July 31, 2015 (NewsBusters) -- In response to a series of incriminating under-cover videos from The Center for Medical Progress about the major abortion provider, organizations have been cutting ties -- or denying ties -- to Planned Parenthood. But where nonprofits are concerned, tax records keep the story straight. Between 2010 and 2013, no fewer than 966 individual organizations donated to Planned Parenthood. Of those, 31 gave more than $1 million each during those four years, totaling $374,199,059. The seven highest donors made up $324.8 million of that. These largest Planned Parenthood donors include Warren Buffett, George Soros, Bill Gates, and others....
  • Foundations pouring millions into campaign to eradicate religious exemptions on gay ‘marriage’

    08/03/2015 8:34:32 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 41 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/31/15 | Steve Weatherbe
    WASHINGTON D.C. July 31, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Revelations that a half dozen well-heeled liberal foundations are pouring millions of dollars into a concerted campaign to force religious organizations to accept same sex “marriage” have defenders of religious rights warning of a new “wave” of litigation. “Attacking religious exemptions is the next big wave,” Bill Donohue, head of the Catholic League, told LifeSiteNews. “Gay rights are only the pretext. These groups won’t be satisfied till every trace of religion is erased from public life in America.” After investigating their financial and annual reports, The Catholic News Agency has released the names...
  • Planned Parenthood: Our Wilberforce Moment

    What is happening right now with the Planned Parenthood videos is a “William Wilberforce moment” in our culture. Wilberforce was the Christian man who looked into his Bible, saw that racism and slavery were evil reverse-images of the gospel, and dedicated his life to accomplishing what seemed culturally and politically impossible in late-1700’s Great Britain: the abolition of the slave trade. In a decisive moment that now lives in history, Wilberforce once commanded the floor of British Parliament for over three hours doing nothing but reading gruesome horror-stories of the African slave trade to the men that politically protected its...
  • Obama Appointee And Bundler Blocks More Video Releases By Group Behind Planned Parenthood Sting

    07/31/2015 7:09:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 7/31/15 | Mollie Hemingway
    A federal judge late Friday granted a temporary restraining order against the release of recordings made at an annual meeting of abortion providers. The injunction is against the Center for Medical Progress, the group that has unveiled Planned Parenthood’s participation in the sale of organs harvested from aborted children.Judge William H. Orrick, III, granted the injunction just hours after the order was requested by the National Abortion Federation.Orrick was nominated to his position by hardline abortion supporter President Barack Obama. He was also a major donor to and bundler for President Obama’s presidential campaign. He raised at least $200,000 for...
  • President Of NOW: Moms Love Planned Parenthood, Aborted Fetuses Are 'Disgusting'

    07/31/2015 2:56:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 7/31/15 | Caleb Howe
    "I don't think any politician is vulnerable who supports Planned Parenthood because Planned Parenthood is beloved and trusted." - Terry O'Neill, President of NOW On Now with Alex Wagner on Thursday, the President of the National Organization for Women was on briefly to discuss the scandal surrounding Planned Parenthood, and how it might affect Hillary Clinton's presidential aspirations. In the short time she was on screen, O'Neill managed to utter a surprising array of tone-deaf and highly-charged statements. In addition to the above quote, O'Neill elaborated that the organization is everywhere and all things, claiming that one in every...
  • The Prophetic Words of Pope Leo XIII

    07/31/2015 2:42:20 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | 7/31/15 | Brian Williams
    In recent weeks we have seen the ugly truth of what a post-Christian America looks like. From the unveiling of a statue of Baphomet by Satanists in Detroit last weekend, to the release of multiple undercover videos of Planned Parenthood sorting through aborted babies and negotiating the sale of their parts, Americans have witnessed nothing less than the manifestation of pure evil in our time. Satan is indeed prowling about our country seeking the ruin of souls.In the midst of this moral depravity and horrific evil I recently came across Pope Leo XIII’s encyclical “Tametsi Futura Prospicientibus”. While it was...
  • U.S. Government Is Investigating Killing of Cecil the Lion [and not Planned Butcherhood]

    07/30/2015 6:31:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 7/30/15 | Morgan Chalfant
    Two days after the killing of Cecil the lion sparked a firestorm on social media, the United States government announced that it will investigate the death of the prized African creature.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said on Twitter Thursday that the government agency is currently “investigating” the killing of the lion, allegedly carried out by Minnesota dentist Dr. Walter Palmer.“We’re investigating the killing of #CecilTheLion. Will go where facts lead. We ask Dr. Palmer or his rep to contact USFWS immediately,” the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service tweeted. “We share your concern about the issue surrounding #CeciltheLion and we’re...
  • Boehner Aide’s Sister Founded Company Linked To Planned Parenthood Scandal

    07/30/2015 7:32:21 AM PDT · by rwilson99 · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7-17-2015 | Patrick Howley
    Republican House Speaker John Boehner’s top health-care policy adviser is linked — by blood — to a figure at the heart of the Planned Parenthood baby part-selling scandal. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2015/07/17/boehner-aides-sister-founded-company-linked-to-planned-parenthood-scandal/#ixzz3hNx9495Y
  • BREAKING: Planned Parenthood’s website down: claims ‘attack by extremists’

    07/30/2015 7:32:27 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 51 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/30/15 | John Jalsevac
    July 30, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - At the same time as a fourth video exposing Planned Parenthood's practice of harvesting and selling aborted baby body parts was released Thursday morning, visitors who attempted to access Planned Parenthood's website were greeted with a message saying, "Our site is not available due to an attack by extremists."The stylish page announcing the attack complained that "200,000 people a day are now being blocked from information and care by this attack," and directed visitors who wanted to find out more to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund's Facebook page. On their Facebook page, the abortion giant...
  • In ten to thirty years, the survivors will speak out (Homosexual Agenda)

    07/30/2015 7:27:09 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 32 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | // | Michael Kirke
    The New York Times reported this week  that the American Boy Scouts are ending a nationwide ban on gay leaders. According to the Times, the organization was seeking to resolve an issue that threatened to tear apart the organization and expose it to crippling lawsuits. Discrimination based on sexual orientation will also be barred in all Boy Scout offices and for all paid jobs. The step, the paper says, is aimed at heading off lawsuits in New York, Colorado and other states that prohibit such discrimination in employment.It's a pity, however, that the Times missed a shocking story which emerged...
  • Social Conservatives Were Right All Along

    07/29/2015 1:39:52 PM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 17 replies
    Renew America ^ | July 28, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    The Good Book says, "...be sure your sin will find you out," and this is a lesson that the monsters at Planned Parenthood have been learning for the past three weeks. Caught on camera, these hideous harvesters of human life have been exposed to the whole world as the fiends they are, talking about "gentler" techniques for murdering babies so that they don't "crunch" the organs of tiny unborn children, so they can sell them for profits euphemistically disguised as "reimbursements." The fact that I could even write a sentence like that is definitive proof that America is infected with...
  • Senators introduce Planned Parenthood defunding bill

    07/29/2015 1:20:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 7/29/15 | Amy Miller
    This week, the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) released it’s third video documenting Planned Parenthood’s participation in baby part harvesting. If you watch the video (you must watch the video,) be warned—it’s nauseating. I don’t give these kinds of warnings lightly.When CMP first launched its campaign against Planned Parenthood, conservatives in the Senate came together to draft legislation defunding Planned Parenthood and its affiliates. The team, headed up by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), today introduced S.1881, which includes three main objectives: Prohibiting federal funding for PPFA or any of its affiliate organizationsProtecting federal funding for health services for women (including...
  • Carly Fiorina refuses the rape and incest bait [Carly is not impressed with your talking points]

    07/28/2015 5:28:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 7/28/15 | Kemberlee Kaye
    Following the release of the second Planned Parenthood undercover video last week, Presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina joined Jake Tapper on The Lead. Tapper asked Fiorina to define her position on Governor Walker’s recent bill that prohibits abortions after twenty weeks and makes no exclusions for instances of rape and incest. Rather than taking the let’s connect Fiorina to what the left believes is an extremist pro-life position bait, Fiorina directed attention to a bill bouncing around the Senate floor, “let’s talk about the legislation that’s sitting on the Senate floor right now which does allow for those exceptions,” she responded.(video...
  • Poll: 63 percent oppose defunding Planned Parenthood [CAUTION: DEM POLLSTER]

    07/28/2015 5:14:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/28/15 | Peter Sullivan
    Sixty-three percent of registered voters oppose cutting off federal funds to Planned Parenthood, according to a new poll commissioned by the organization. The poll, conducted by the Democratic firm Hart Research Associates, finds that along with 63 percent of voters overall who oppose defunding Planned Parenthood, 68 percent of independents also oppose the move. The poll finds that a “bare majority” of 53 percent of Republicans favor defunding, while 34 percent oppose the move. The survey finds that voters are more likely to vote for a candidate who supports funding Planned Parenthood over one calling to end funding, by a...
  • Planned Parenthood Horror Show Defines the Line between Sanity and Depravity

    07/28/2015 5:00:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    American Life League ^ | 7/28/15 | Judie Brown
    This past week has been bizarre. First we heard from that the Obama Department of Justice was considering a probe of the : “In response to a request by House Democrats, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Wednesday afternoon that Justice would ‘review all of the information and determine what the appropriate steps moving forward would be.’” CMP founder David Daleiden wasn’t phased at this news, saying in a : “They will attack me and my organization all day long, but that does not change the facts about what our investigation has uncovered and what the American people now know—that Planned...
  • [PA] The Timing Of Dem Governor’s Big Planned Parenthood Review ‘Raises Questions’

    07/28/2015 4:46:27 PM PDT · by markomalley
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/28/15 | Connor D. Wolf
    With Democratic Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf launching a review of Planned Parenthood, his own past and a recent cabinet appointment has put doubt on the integrity of the investigation.Wolf had begun taking steps to review the clinics as a result of undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing fetal organ harvesting and distribution, The Associated Press reported Friday. Just the day prior to Wolf’s announcement, he appointed a former Planned Parenthood executive as his chief of staff. To Michael Greer, president of the Pennsylvania Family Institute, the timing is troubling.“It raises questions of the integrity of the investigation,” Greer told...
  • Fourth Planned Parenthood video could drop at Texas Senate hearing

    07/28/2015 4:40:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 7/28/15 | Taylor Millard
    Fresh off the heels of the Center for Medical Progress releasing video of a former Planned Parenthood worker discussing organ harvesting is the possibly of a fourth video. This time it won’t be on the Internet, it will be in a Texas Senate committee. A spokesperson for Senator Charles Schwertner told The Texas Tribune state Attorney General investigators were the ones who were given the video. [[ Committee members and staffers are ]] currently reviewing the video and gathering all the relevant facts. The AG’s office isn’t saying where they got it, but Planned Parenthood’s Houston-area clinic thinks it was...
  • OFA Urges 'Stand With Planned Parenthood' After Third Gruesome Video Released

    07/28/2015 4:35:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 7/28/15 | Caleb Howe
    On Tuesday, a few hours after the release of the latest gruesome and shocking undercover video from the Center for Medical Progress, Organizing for Action, formerly Obama for America, tweeted their support for Planned Parenthood and, presumably, all the grotesque practices that entails. The group is the non-profit with the sole goal of supporting President Obama's policies and points of view. The only question left at this point is whether the President thinks Planned Parenthood is getting a good deal on their baby part sales. In case you missed, here is the price list: Let us know what you...
  • Cruz: Planned Parenthood a 'criminal enterprise'

    07/28/2015 3:57:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/28/15 | Ariel Cohen
    Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Ben Carson led conservatives in a rally against Planned Parenthood Tuesday, following the publication of three videos detailing the organization's sale of organs harvested from aborted fetuses. "Today the U.S. Department of Justice should open a criminal investigation into whether Planned Parenthood nationally is a criminal enterprise breaking the law," Cruz said on the lawn on the Capitol. But the Texas senator was skeptical this would happen, adding "the Obama Justice Department in acting as little more than a partisan arm of the Democratic National Committee." Cruz is backing Sen. Mike Lee's, R-Utah, attempt...
  • 5 Questions For Libertarians Who Support Privatizing Marriage

    07/28/2015 12:08:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/28/2015 | Stella Morabito
    Reason magazine went out on a limb recently and published an article entitled “Privatizing Marriage Is a Terrible Idea,” by Shikha Dalmia. She presented an argument that is boldly counter-intuitive for many libertarians these days: that abolishing state-recognized marriage would increase government interference in our lives rather than reduce it. Dalmia is absolutely correct about this. And it would behoove anyone who truly stands for limited government to consider her points thoughtfully and soberly. The libertarian default position that goes by the slogan “let’s just get the government out of the marriage business” is short on substance. If it sounds...
  • New York: Kindergarten teachers should call ‘transgender’ children by preferred gender

    07/28/2015 8:52:51 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 34 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/27/15 | Dustin Siggins & John Jalsevac
    SODUS, NY, July 27, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Boys or girls who suffer from gender dysphoria must be allowed to use the bathrooms and change rooms of the opposite sex if they wish to do so, according to new guidance from the New York State Department of Education (NYDE).The document also clarifies that while schools can make “unisex” facilities available to such students, such facilities “should never be forced upon students, nor presented as the only option." Furthermore, schools should generally accept any student's stated preferred gender without question.The advice is just one of the more controversial sections of the document,...
  • Five Consequences of America's Moral Collapse

    07/25/2015 4:08:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2015 | John Hawkins
    Americans have become so “non-judgmental” that many people can no longer tell the difference between good and evil. We congratulate ourselves for being “nicer,” more sensitive and less prejudiced than past generations of Americans, but we don’t stop to consider how much more there is to morality than that. An America that isn’t full of good people won’t remain a good nation, nor will it remain strong and free over the long haul. Our country’s lack of morality has real consequences that are capable of eventually sinking us as a nation. 1) The Collapse Of Marriage: There used to be...
  • Colorado woman pleads not guilty to cutting out stranger's fetus

    07/23/2015 6:59:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/23/15 | Daniel Wallis
    A Colorado woman pleaded not guilty on Thursday to stabbing a pregnant stranger and cutting out her fetus after allegedly luring the victim to her home with an online ad for baby clothes, authorities said. Dynel Catrece Lane, 34, appeared in Boulder County court charged with attempted first-degree murder, felony assault and unlawful termination of a pregnancy in connection with the attack in March. Michelle Wilkins, who was seven-months pregnant, survived the assault in the town of Longmont, 30 miles north of Denver, but her unborn baby girl died. Lane entered the plea of not guilty through her lawyers, said...
  • Brockton Man Is First Ashley Madison User Exposed By Hackers

    07/22/2015 4:42:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 117 replies
    WBZ ^ | 7/21/15 | Jim Armstrong
    For a website like AshleyMadison.com that prides itself on secrecy and anonymity, a breach like this can be catastrophic. The site’s subscribers pay to have access to other married people looking to have affairs. They all, presumably, felt that their private information was safe. “The quick answer is: not that safe,” says Dr. Michael Sulmeyer, the director of the Cyber Security Initiative at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Belfer Center.He says Ashley Madison’s clients know now the truth of the web: everything is hackable.“Largely, you should not have an expectation of ultimate security and privacy,” Sulmeyer explains. “And...
  • The next footage may be a baby’s dissection, Planned Parenthood’s lawyer admits

    07/23/2015 11:59:35 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 60 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/22/15 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., July 22, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - Planned Parenthood's legal counsel has responded to a Congressional investigation by hinting that future undercover footage may include the dissection and harvesting of an aborted baby.The doctor caught discussing organ sales over wine and salad will also not be made available for testimony as requested, the letter, addressed by Planned Parenthood's Senior Counsel for Law and Policy, Roger K. Evans, to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, adds.Stone writes that, after the Center for Medical Progress released two videos following a 30-month-long investigation, the nation's largest abortion provider is "deeply concerned about the infiltration of Planned Parenthood and its...
  • Gay ‘marriage’: it is not sane

    07/22/2015 11:38:00 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/22/15 | Anthony Esolen
    I have said that the proponents of the idea that a man can feasibly marry another man call their desire a trivial variation from a statistical norm, like being left-handed. I have shown that on the face of it that cannot be so, because the left-hander uses his hand as a hand, just as the right-hander uses his. But now suppose that the proponent concedes the point. “All right, I grant that it is not the same at all. But so what? We are just like everybody else in all important respects.”The first answer to that is that the proponent...
  • Study finds homosexuals less healthy, happy than heterosexuals

    07/22/2015 6:23:22 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 52 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/21/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    SYDNEY, Australia, July 20, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – A major study funded by the Australian government has found that homosexuals are less personally fulfilled, have more health problems, and are not as happy in their relationships as "straight" people.In fact, the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) surveys reveal a marked difference in people's experiences based on their sexual identity. Participants are followed over time, and in-depth interviews are conducted annually with all adult members of each household. For the first time in the study's 12-year history, respondents' sexual identity was researched as it relates to life satisfaction. The results were...
  • Assisted suicide and euthanasia: The Nazis tried that. It didn’t go well.

    07/22/2015 6:15:31 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 19 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/21/15 | Eric Metaxas
    July 21, 2015 (BreakPoint) -- A few weeks ago, I told you that the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriage, had placed our culture on a well-greased slope. All that was lacking, I said, was for someone to give it a push.Well, the pushing has begun in earnest.Earlier this month, the Washington, D.C., City Council held hearings on the “Death With Dignity Act,” which was introduced by Council member Mary Cheh. Despite the positive-sounding title, the bill would make assisted suicide legal in the nation’s capital.Under the bill, a person with a terminal diagnosis of six...
  • Equality Fest to welcome special transgender guest

    07/20/2015 7:17:26 PM PDT · by lightman · 15 replies
    The York Dispatcj ^ | 20 July AD 2015 | Erin James
    A woman who recently made Pennsylvania history will share her story next month at a York County celebration of civil rights and the LGBT community. The organizers of York's second annual Equality Fest, scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 2, have booked Pennsylvania Physician General Rachel Levine, a transgender woman who's achieved the highest rank in state history for transgender people in government roles. State Rep. Kevin Schreiber, D-York City, confirmed Monday that Levine has accepted the Equality Fest invitation. Schreiber said Levine's story about being a transgender woman is relevant to the next phase of fighting for equal rights. A new...
  • Feminism; It’s come to this…

    07/20/2015 6:17:50 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 21 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-20-2015 | MOTUS
    Now that the FemiNazis have bullied* men into buying their crap; what could go wrong?Ah yes, feminism: it’s come to this, oh yes it has: As I write this, my children are asleep in their room, Loretta Lynn is on the stereo, and my wife is out on a date with a man named Paulo. It’s her second date this week; her fourth this month so far. If it goes like the others, she’ll come home in the middle of the night, crawl into bed beside me, and tell me all about how she and Paulo had sex. I won’t...
  • Time to Defund Planned Parenthood's Body Shop

    07/17/2015 6:01:25 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/17/15 | Daniel John Sobieski
    If Kermit Gosnell and Margaret Sanger had a love child, it might be Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood’s Senior Director of Medical Services, who, in an undercover video released Tuesday, appears to be calmly brokering the sale of body parts as if she were negotiating over lawn furniture at a garage sale. In one disturbing video and its appalling transcript, made by the non-profit group Center for Medical Progress, which describes itself as “dedicated to monitoring and reporting on medical ethics and advances”, it is made clear that the alleged noble crusade against unwanted children is a fraud, and that...
  • ‘A lot of people want intact hearts these days’: P.P, abortion, and the conscience of a nation

    07/16/2015 9:42:26 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 55 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/15/15 | Albert Mohler
    July 15, 2015 (AlbertMohler) -- Yesterday’s release of a video showing the senior medical director of Planned Parenthood casually discussing the sale of organs from aborted babies is a moral challenge thrown right in the face of all Americans.The video reveals Dr. Deborah Nucatola, senior director of medical services for Planned Parenthood, discussing the intentional harvesting of organs and other tissues from babies aborted in Planned Parenthood clinics. While reaching with her fork for salad, Dr. Nucatola openly tells a group she believes to be medical researchers that there is a great demand for fetal livers, but “a lot of people want...
  • Scott Walker backtracks on reaction to gay Boy Scout leaders

    07/15/2015 3:01:13 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 114 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/15/2015 | Adam Lerner
    Scott Walker stumbled over his own prior comments Wednesday, saying that when he called on the Boy Scouts to reinstate a ban on gay leaders because it “protected children,” he meant the ban protected them from media scrutiny. “The protection was not a physical protection,” Walker said Wednesday at an event in South Carolina, according to The New York Times. Rather, the Wisconsin governor continued, he was referring to “protecting them from being involved in the very thing you’re talking about right now, the political and media discussion about it, instead of just focusing on what Scouts is about, which...
  • Boy Scouts flip-flop: will allow open homosexuals as troop leaders

    07/15/2015 11:44:55 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 32 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/15/15 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    IRVING, Texas, July 15, 2014 (LifeSiteNews) – The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) have changed their longstanding policy and will now allow openly homosexual troop leaders.Their executive committee unanimously passed a resolution to lift a ban on gay and bisexual adult leaders, it was announced this week. The resolution, passed by a committee of 17, will become official Boy Scout policy if ratified by the National Executive Board on July 27. The Boy Scouts have been moving toward endorsing homosexuality for years.  In 2013, the national council voted to allow openly homosexual youths – boys and young men identifying as gay...
  • Planned Parenthood: Selling aborted babies’ organs was a ‘humanitarian undertaking’

    07/15/2015 5:56:29 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 42 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/14/15 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., July 14, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Commentators have described a new video showing a leading Planned Parenthood official admitting that abortionists sell aborted babies' body parts “gruesome” and “disturbing.” But Planned Parenthood describes its side business in a different way: as a “humanitarian undertaking."The nation's largest abortion provider has responded to a viral undercover video showing Dr. Deborah Nucatola released this morning by saying that its human organ trafficking “holds the potential to cure disease, save lives, and ameliorate suffering.”Eric Ferraro, the vice president of communications for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, admitted in a statement today that “we...
  • Walker's Dilemma In A Nutshell

    07/14/2015 8:10:29 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 35 replies
    WaPo via Business Insider ^ | 7/14/2015 | Jennifer Rubin
    It is not clear this will hurt him in the primary campaign, but it should be a red flag to supporters and advisors when Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker winds up simultaneously saying he supports his wife's cousin's gay marriage and he wants a constitutional amendment to allow states to ban gay marriage. In a revealing interview with ABC News, this ensued: "I love them, so I support them" Walker said of his wife Tonette's cousin and her partner. "Loves gotta be the focus of everything we do with our family and our close friends," Walker told [ABC News David] Muir......