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  • The Day My Mom Told My Siblings and Me She Had an Abortion

    07/28/2014 12:47:16 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 15 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/28/14 | Bryan Kemper
    Stand True recently published a story about a mom telling her children about her past abortion. Today we are sharing that story from one of her daughters about the day she found out. Zoe had been working on this story to e-mail to her mom when her mother walked in and told her to clean her room, that is when Zoe clicked send.–We had just dropped my brother and sisters off at Faith Formation. It was a Wednesday evening: January 8, 2014. I would be 13 in just over two weeks.My mom said, “Zoe, I need to talk to you....
  • Gay Marriage and the Political Psychology of Disgust

    07/28/2014 9:47:42 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 26 replies
    National Journal ^ | July 28, 2014 | Brian Resnick
    When Michael Sam kissed his boyfriend on television to celebrate his successful draft into the NFL, some viewers were disgusted. The charged comments that followed demonstrated that when it comes to public displays of gay affection, some people have a gut reaction to recoil. But why? The answer to that question is not fully known, but scientists are beginning to establish an understanding of how biology and the environment may interact to form such reactions. First, it's important to understand that disgust in humans can be good. We should recoil from the truly gross things that can harm usfestering wounds,...
  • Attorney General to Investigate Planned Parenthood Teaching Teen Girl S&M Sex, Gagging and Whipping

    07/28/2014 7:57:35 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/28/14 | Steven Ertelt
    The Colorado Attorney General says he will investigate a shocking video that busted the Planned Parenthood abortion business, where its staffers are teaching teenagers about S&M-based sexual relationships and concepts such as gagging, whipping and asphyxiation.In a series of undercover audits, Live Action investigators documented Planned Parenthood counselors and nurses advising our investigators, who the Planned Parenthood staffers thought were minors, on how to practice torture sex.As LifeNews reported earlier this month, Live Action staff pose as a 15-year-old at a Denver, Colorado-based Planned Parenthood abortion facility. This is the same abortion clinic facing a lawsuit for doing an abortion...
  • European Leader Suggests Euthanizing the Poor Instead of Providing Medical Care

    07/28/2014 7:03:09 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 38 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/28/14 | Wesley J. Smith
    This is the inescapable logic of euthanasia: It is much more expensive to care for ill and disabled patients than “compassionately” kill them. As I like to say, it may take $1000 for assisted suicide but $100,000 to provide the care that helps the patient not want end to their lives.The new Lithuanian Health Minister–apparently not having yet received her talking points from the Hemlock Society Compassion and Dying–clearly followed this logic in describing why she might support legalizing euthanasia.From the Delfi.It story: New Health Minister Ilze Šalaševičiūte took an awkward and sensitive topic – it proposes to legalize euthanasia...
  • Cecile Richards compares abortion to colonoscopies

    07/28/2014 6:19:18 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    Live Action News ^ | 7/28/14 | Cassy Fiano
    Planned Parenthood has been desperate for a long time to make themselves out to be purveyors of women’s health care, when really, their business revolves around — what else? — abortion. Oh, sure, they like to pretend that they care about things besides abortion. They certainly do offer other services, but their own annual report shows that abortion is their bread and butter.According to their annual report, abortion makes up 94% of their pregnancy “services”, and the number of abortions they performed has increased over the years, while their other health care services have decreased. It’s all about the money...
  • Dutch 'paedophile club' to fight their ban at the European Court of Human Rights

    07/26/2014 5:13:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Irish Independednt | 7/23/2014 | Elisa Criado
    FR rules prohibit posting of Independent.ie articles. So here is a link to the story.
  • Stamp Them Out: On the New Sexual Moralism (J Barro calls for shunning of Traditionalists)

    07/24/2014 12:24:41 PM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 24, 2014 | Andrew Walker & Owen Strachan
    Last night, New York Times reporter Josh Barro tweeted out a disturbing message: Anti-LGBT attitudes are terrible for people in all sorts of communities. They linger and oppress, and we need to stamp them out, ruthlessly. This is rather shocking. Barro is no angry blogger writing manifestos in his basement. He is a respected reporter from a prestigious newspaper that prides itself on equanimity in the face of heated debate. Yet he seems, by any reasonable measure, to be fomenting a campaign to rout all dissenters from the sexual revolution. Erick Erickson wrote a brief response to Barros tweet, to...
  • Another House of Horrors in Philadelphia? Abortion Clinic Injures Woman, Ignores Health Laws

    07/25/2014 8:16:02 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/25/14 | Eric Scheidler
    After the macabre findings from notorious abortionist Kermit Gosnells Philadelphia charnel house were made public in 2011, lawmakers in Pennsylvania enacted legislation that ensures, among other things, that state inspectors will regularly visit abortion facilities in the state.Recently the results of inspections [PDF] conducted recently at the Philadelphia Womens Center (PWC) abortion facility were released and, like so many other abortion clinic inspections, they really throw a spanner in the works of the pro-choice movements claims that heightened oversight of abortion clinics is onerous and unnecessary.Photocopies of Doctors Signature on Consent Forms On October 9, 2013, state officials investigated...
  • WILL DOCTORS BE FORCED TO KILL?

    07/24/2014 6:51:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    First Things ^ | 7/24/2014 | Wesley J. Smith
    The wailing and gnashing of teeth in some quarters over the modest Hobby Lobby decision has me worried. Apparently, many on the political port side of the country believe that once a favored public policy has been enacted, it immediately becomes a right that can never be altered or denied. More, once such a right is established for the individual, others should have the duty to ensure accesseven at the cost of violating their own religious consciences.If such thinking prevails, medical professionals could be forced to participate in the taking of human life, for example in abortion, assisted suicide, and...
  • Ohio State fires band director Jonathan Waters over sexualized culture

    07/24/2014 1:55:05 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 45 replies
    Dispatch ^ | 7/24/2014 | Staff
    Ohio State University has fired the director of its marching band and is expanding an internal investigation that uncovered a deep culture of sexual harassment among students that reportedly has existed for years. The two-month investigation, triggered by the complaint of a parent, revealed a cascade of evidence that students routinely harassed one another often directed at new band members by older students and that director Jonathan Waters knew about it or should have known. Waters, 38, was ousted from his post effective today, OSU President Michael V. Drake said. Details of the investigation are laid out in...
  • Woman Has Two Abortions Because She Didnt Want to Share Her Husband With Her Children

    07/24/2014 12:32:39 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 53 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/24/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Rowena met Roger when she was a teen and knew he was the man for her and they ultimately married when they were 21 years old. Both agreed they never wanted to have children, so when Rowena became pregnant twice, she had abortions both times.Rowena says she had the abortions in part because she didn’t want to share her husband’s affections with her children.She also believes remaining childless is why their marriage has lasted and condemns women who have had children, saying they often have children simply to make their marriage last and not because they truly want children.Here’s the...
  • Former Homosexual Reveals 'Unmitigated Disaster of Gay Marriage'

    07/24/2014 6:04:58 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 49 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 7/18/2014 | David Kyle Foster
    For over 10 years I lived the homosexual lifestyle, and for 34 years I have not. And there are very good reasons for that difference. To those who suggest that I never was homosexual, my response is, "Does sleeping with over 1,000 men count?" Oh yes. I was homosexual, though like most, I never wanted to have such attractions. I saw the narcissism and arrested emotional development all around me, and in me. Guys flitting around like Peter Pan were sometimes cute and funny, and certainly nonthreatening, but I wanted to be a grown up. I wanted to be a...
  • What Would Martin Luther King Jr Say About Abortion? He Would Defend Life

    07/24/2014 8:15:30 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 30 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/23/14 | Maria Vitale Gallagher
    Pondering what the legendary civil rights figure might communicate in 140 characters or fewer on the social networking site Twitter is among the highlights in his niece Alveda Kings new book, King Rules.Alveda King offers sample tweets taken from the speeches and writings of the heroic champion of non-violence and of harmony between the races.We are made to live together, is among the quotes she envisions her uncle sending out into cyberspace. In Alvedas view, the persons meant to live together would include unborn Americans.In King Rules, Alveda King provides persuasive arguments for her contention that the 60s icon would...
  • Obama Motorcade Prevents Pregnant Woman in Labor From Getting to the Hospital

    07/24/2014 8:08:51 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 38 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/24/14 | Steven Ertelt
    News reports today and irate witnesses at the scene report that a pregnant woman in labor was not allowed to cross the street to go to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for 30 minutes because Obama’s motorcade was expected to drive through the area.The woman sat on a bus bench until Obama’s motorcade drove through.People at the scene quickly used Twitter and the hasthag #ObamaBabyWatch and posted pictures of the woman and commented about her plight.Because the Obama motorcade prevented her from getting to the hospital, workers at the medical facility went across the street to attend to her...
  • (Abortion) The real War on Women and the motivation behind it

    07/24/2014 7:45:23 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 3 replies
    Live Action News ^ | 7/24/14 | Ingrid Heimark
    Pro-lifers are regularly accused of waging a war on women when we want to protect women’s health and the lives of the children they carry within. Regulations of abortion clinics to protect women and their children are seen as an attack on abortion access by abortion advocates – not because they want women to have access to what they call safe abortion, but because they know tighter regulations will reduce the number of abortion clinics, and thus the number of abortions will be reduced.We who defend the right to life understood a long time ago that the interest of the...
  • Reproductive Justice [Of course, abortion is part of it; but theres much, much more]

    07/23/2014 3:29:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/23/2014 | Ian Tuttle
    It is not hard to tell what kind of persons penned the University of Chicagos abguide, given passages like this: *While this guide may refer to women when discussing study results or use female pronouns in some instances, we recognize that individuals seeking pregnancy counseling or abortion may not identify as women. We encourage readers to keep this in mind and provide sensitive counseling and care. Abguide.uchicago.edu is the University of Chicagos online abortion guide, Accessing Abortion in Illinois: A Guide for Health Care and Social Service Providers, and the above sentences appear on the homepage, presumably to prevent visitors...
  • Shock Report: 44-Year-Old Man Gets 13-Year-Old Daughter Pregnant, Uses Abortion to Hide His Crime

    07/22/2014 10:27:13 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 26 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/22/14 | Carole Novielli
    Today, Life Dynamics Inc., a national pro-life organization, has released their second report exposing how the abortion industry covers for child sexual predators.This new report, entitled, The Cover-Up of Child Sexual Abuse, shows clearly that the failure of abortion clinics to comply with mandatory reporting laws is having profound, real-world consequences for the victims of child sexual abuse.Mark Crutcher, president of Life Dynamics Inc. explains: In almost every case of adult men having sex with minor girls, the perpetrators are aware that the relationship is illegal and could land them in prison. They also know that one of the most...
  • Ex-Planned Parenthood Director: They Told Me Every Baby Killed in Abortion Made Them $313.29

    07/22/2014 10:20:19 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/22/14 | Steven Ertelt
    In a new expose’ video released today, a former Planned Parenthood abortion clinic director says Planned Parenthood put a price on the value of a human life: $313.29.That’s the amount of money Abby Johnson says the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic she ran in south Texas would make every time it would kill a baby in an abortion. Johnson, who is now pro-life, released a video this morning exposing the abortion quotas that take place at Planned Parenthood. In the video, Johnson says her supervisor informed her that her clinic needed to double the number of abortions it was doing and...
  • I Used to Be Pro-Choice, Pro-Choice to the Core, Then I Had an Abortion

    07/22/2014 6:18:19 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 30 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/21/14 | Star Tucker
    Every morning, the faithfulness of the sun touches our eyelids. Unfortunately, the faithfulness of the alarm clock also reaches our ears. We slowly rise from the pillow, sneak out from under the sheets, and begin the tasks for that day. For most people, there is a passion that gives us the encouragement to live each day. It might be a job, a child, a spouse, a religion. My passion is being pro-life. It drives and it motivates me. I find joy in being the voice for the unborn every day, even if it’s just in the smallest ways. There was...
  • The day my kid found hardcore porn on his iPhone

    07/21/2014 11:58:26 AM PDT · by Morgana · 171 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Abby Moore
    I never thought it would happen to me. Im technologically savvy, hyper-vigilant about parental controls, and frequently check the search and browser histories of my kids electronic devices. As a writer for LSN, Im more aware than most people of the filth thats out there and the harmful effects it can have on a developing brain (not to mention a developing soul). So thats why I was surprised and heartbroken the day I discovered my ten-year-old son had been watching hardcore pornography on his iPhone. It was the first day of final exams. At the bus stop that morning, my...
  • Wireless birth control is no fantasy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    07/17/2014 9:01:23 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    inquistir ^ | staff
    A teen in Alberta, Canada, was forced to sit through a sex education class taught by a Christian group, a class that she says advocated abstinence and included such teachings as condoms dont work and gonorrhea can kill you in three days, among other examples of flagrant misinformation. So Emily Dawson and her mother Kathy filed a human rights complaint against the Edmonton Public School Board. The board has now dumped the Christian group that taught the abstinence education class, the Edmonton Pregnancy Care Center, an anti-abortion activist group. The group says that what it teaches in the class is...
  • Fledgling pro-life movement in China picking up steam

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

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

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

    07/17/2014 6:46:51 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/17/14 | Wesley J. Smith
    Obamacares emphasis on cost-benefit has apparently granted permission for the medical technocrats to conjure all kinds of healthcare rationing schemes.And the Medical Establishment is apparently playing along. From, The Cancer Death-Panel App, by Robert Goldberg in the NY Post: The latest innovation in cancer care isnt a medical breakthrough but an app to ration new drugs. Itll measure care in terms of what it costs health plans, instead of what it means for patients lives.That its being developed under the auspices of the American Society for Clinical Oncology, or ASCO, the worlds leading oncology association, is a grim warning about...
  • Death Panels? Obama Admin May Pay Doctors to Conduct End of Life Discussions With Patients

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

    07/16/2014 10:43:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 16, 2014 | Courtney O'Brien
    Just when you thought there couldnt be another Planned Parenthood scandal, the pro-life group Live Action finds this: an employee encouraging a 15-year-old girl to engage in sex fantasy games with her boyfriend. In the second episode of a series entitled SexEd: Planned Parenthoods Dangerous Sex Advice for Kids, a Live Action volunteer went undercover at Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains in Denver, Colorado, to see how workers would react to her questions about Bondage and Discipline, Dominance and Submission (BDSM). Unfortunately, this particular employee was all too eager to give the young girl advice about how she and...
  • Perhaps we need a new American Revolution to defend marriage: author

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

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

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

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

    07/15/2014 12:11:19 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 43 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/15/14 | Alex Schadenberg
    The Daily Mail UK is reporting that a former euthanasia supporter, Professor Theo Boer, has told the House of Lords in the UK not to make the same mistake as the Netherlands. Next week, the British House of Lords will debate the Falconer assisted suicide bill. Lord Falconer is a long-time supporter of assisted suicide who is also known for writing a one-sided report calling for the legalization of assisted death in Britain.The Daily Mail reported Dr Boer to have told the House of Lords: Dont do it Britain, Once the genie is out of the bottle, it is not...
  • Scientists: Atheists May Not ExistSeriously

    07/15/2014 9:37:28 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 105 replies
    Barbwire ^ | July 15, 2014 | Alex Kocman
    For some, God doesnt believe in atheists is just a clever (nor not-so-clever) jab directed against the faithless in our culture. But based on the findings of secular researchers, the statement may not be so far from reality. That is because multidisciplinary research is increasingly backing the idea that human beings are hard-wired to believe in God, according to Science 2.0 writer Nury Vittachi in an article titled, Scientists discover that atheists might not exist, and thats not a joke. [A]theism is psychologically impossible because of the way humans think, Vittachi cites avowed atheist Graham Lawton as writing in New...
  • Abortion clinic: we gently remove tissue

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

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

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

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

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