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  • CBS affiliate presents explosive exposé on Oregon’s ‘Triple X’ sex education

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

    11/21/2014 9:53:10 AM PST · by wagglebee · 15 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/21/14 | Steven Ertelt
    The Supreme Court may have sided with Hobby Lobby in its case against the Obama administration over the pro-abortion HHS mandate, but one leading pro-life group says the Obama administration’s religious discrimination continues.Defending the First Amendment conscience rights of Americans, Americans United for Life filed two amicus curiae (friend-of-the-court) briefs today in the Fifth and Eighth Circuits challenging the Obama Administration’s anti-life edicts in Obamacare.“Despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s clear directives favoring freedom of conscience in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, the Obama Administration has doubled down on its coercive, anti-life policies, refusing to respect the beliefs of those who do...
  • Writer: We need abortion-on-demand because ‘sometimes you just don’t want to be pregnant’

    11/20/2014 12:33:26 PM PST · by wagglebee · 58 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/20/14 | Kirsten Andersen
    Jessica Valenti, the radical founder of Feministing and a NARAL board member, has taken to the U.K. Guardian’s U.S. news site to boast about the elective abortion she had when she was in her 20s, and called on other women to do the same. Valenti wrote the piece to coincide with the launch of the “1 in 3 Abortion Speakout,” which was being live streamed from 1 P.M. to 9 P.M. EST Thursday afternoon from Washington D.C.’s NBC Studios, and was scheduled to feature over 100 pro-abortion speakers – including Valenti, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, Daily Show co-creator Lizz...
  • Abortion Activist Terrance Bean Arrested for Allegedly Raping 15-Year-Old Boy (Friend of Obama)

    11/20/2014 10:26:22 AM PST · by wagglebee · 26 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/20/14 | Steven Ertelt
    A nationally-known pro-abortion activist has been arrested on charges of raping a 15-year-old boy. Terrance Patrick Bean is the founder of Human Rights Campaign, a group that pushes other political issues but also takes a steadfastly pro-abortion position.Human Rights Campaign, in addition to advancing abortion, has also lobbied Congress to end all federal funding for abstinence education, and hailed one piece of legislation that cut off funding because it “would end abstinence-only-until-marriage programs once and for all.” Bean is also a prominent supporter of pro-abortion President Barack Obama.The Portland Oregonian newspaper has more on Bean’s indictment, reporting that “Detectives from...
  • The dreaded rape exception: will you compromise?

    11/20/2014 10:16:59 AM PST · by wagglebee · 56 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/18/14 | Lia Mills
    Over the last six years, I have met many different kinds of people. I have met the radicals, the impartials, and the unsure. I have met people who range all across the spectrum between 'choice' and life. A common trend I have seen, both in those who consider themselves pro-life and those who advocate for abortion, is the inclusion of the rape exception in their beliefs. I often hear people say things such as, "I think abortion is wrong, except in extreme cases like rape." Let me begin addressing this issue by summarizing what we know about the unborn: they are alive and they are human. These are...
  • Women on hormonal birth control more likely to find ugly men attractive: Study

    11/20/2014 6:03:30 AM PST · by Morgana · 29 replies
    Life Site ^ | Nov 18, 2014 | Kirsten Andersen
    The birth control pill distorts a woman’s view of a potential mate, according to a newly released study. Researchers found that women using hormonal contraceptives were more likely to find physically undesirable men attractive while on birth control, potentially leading to a rude awakening down the line when the hormones wear off and they realize they aren’t attracted to their husbands after all. The study, released Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, followed 48 couples for four years of marriage, and another 70 couples for one year. Researchers found that women who met their husbands-to-be while...
  • OKCupid Allowing Users to Identify as Five Sexual Orientations at Once

    11/19/2014 7:22:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/19/2014 | Katherine Timpf
    Dating website OKCupid has begun offering select users twelve options to describe their sexual orientation. Some may consider the idea that there are twelve sexual orientations bizarre in itself — but what’s really bizarre is, according to screenshots of the feature, the site is also allowing people to select “up to five” of those twelve to describe themselves. That’s 1,585 combinations. And how could the same person be five different sexual orientations at once? Here are the twelve choices: Demisexual: no sexual attraction toward any person unless they become deeply emotionally or romantically connected to someone Asexual: does not experience...
  • Rotherham scandal: IPCC to investigate 10 officers over handling of child sex claims ( UK )

    11/18/2014 5:39:35 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 18 Nov 2014 | David Barrett
    The Independent Police Complaints Commission will investigate 10 South Yorkshire police officers over their handling of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham . The police watchdog has announced it is to investigate 10 South Yorkshire police officers over their handling of child sexual exploitation in the wake of the Rotherham child abuse scandal. ... The controversy following Prof Jay's report led to a series of high-profile resignations including Roger Stone, the Rotherham council leader; Martin Kimber, the council chief executive and Joyce Thacker, the director of children's services. The most high profile resignation was that of Shaun Wright, South Yorkshire's police...
  • Right-to-die advocate’s mom blasts Vatican remarks

    11/18/2014 10:51:04 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 18, 2014 1:36 PM EST
    Brittany Maynard’s mother is responding angrily to the Vatican's criticism of Maynard’s decision to end her life early under an Oregon law written to let terminally ill patients die on their own terms. […] Maynard’s mother, Debbie Ziegler, issued a sharp written response Tuesday. She says the Vatican official’s comments came as the family was grieving and were “more than a slap in the face.” …
  • Chicago public schools to teach 5th graders how to ‘increase sexual pleasure’

    11/18/2014 6:06:13 AM PST · by wagglebee · 48 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/17/14 | Kirsten Andersen
    CAUTION: The following article includes some graphic descriptions of sexuality in explaining the contents of a sex ed program intended for ten-year-olds. Last year, Chicago’s public school district outraged local parents and made national headlines when it announced its new sex education program would include kindergarteners.  Now, the program is again stirring controversy, as parents at one elementary school reacted with shock and dismay upon learning that their 5th grade students – ages 10 and 11 – would be taught how to use female condoms and lube for both vaginal and anal sex, with an emphasis on longer-lasting intercourse and...
  • Abortion is Racist, For Every 1,000 Black Babies Born in New York City, 1,223 are Aborted

    11/17/2014 6:57:55 AM PST · by wagglebee · 23 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/14/14 | Ryan Bomberger
    Time magazine shows that some things never change with time. The liberal publication’s relentless defense of abortion, no matter the lie, remains unchanged. Writer Katha Pollitt, author of “Reclaiming Abortion Rights”, is on a mission to destigmatize abortion. She wants to recast the act of killing human life via abortion as a “moral right” and “social good.”It apparently doesn’t matter if you have to immorally misrepresent the facts in order to promote this violent “social good.” Her article, “6 Myths About Abortion”, is laced with sloppy research and silly accusations. Others will inevitably dismantle her other five so-called mythbusters; I’ll...
  • Cardinal Would Refuse Communion to Pro-Gay Marriage Catholic Legislators

    11/16/2014 2:11:34 PM PST · by marshmallow · 51 replies
    One of Pope Francis' most vocal critics, who was demoted last week from his leadership of the Vatican's Supreme Court, has said he would refuse Holy Communion to any Catholic legislator who voted for same-sex marriage. Speaking before a Limerick conference on the Catholic family, Cardinal Raymond Burke declined to comment on the Government's planned referendum over gay and lesbian marriage.However, he said he would refuse Communion to pro-gay marriage Catholic legislators in the same way he did in the case of pro-choice legislators in his native United States. He also reiterated his call to the Pontiff, made during last...
  • Fifth-Grade Sex Ed Plan Horrifies Chicago Parents Who Say It's Obscene

    11/15/2014 8:21:17 AM PST · by bkopto · 68 replies
    DNAinfo ^ | Nov 14, 2014 | Stephanie Lulay
    Parents at a Near West Side school say they are "shocked" and "horrified" after viewing a new sex education curriculum intended for fifth-graders, saying the way the information is presented is over the top and not age-appropriate. SNIP But some of the information disturbed parents at the meeting, leading one to snap photos of five pages in the binder that included a lesson plan for fifth-graders. One of the pages, titled "Feel Good Reasons to Use FCs [Female Condoms]," included how to make sexual intercourse last longer and read: "Once you pop, you don't have to stop!" The page included...
  • Cashier Tells Mom of Toddler With Down Syndrome: “Bet You Wish You Knew Before He Came Out”

    11/14/2014 9:16:07 AM PST · by wagglebee · 73 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/14/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Most unborn children diagnosed in the womb with Down syndrome are aborted and never given a chance to live their lives. Part of the problem is a culture that wrongly believes people with Down syndrome are less valuable than others. An incident at a store where a mother of a two-year-old with the genetic condition had to deal with a cashier prejudiced against children with Down syndrome reinforced that problematic pro-abortion stereotype.A blogger named Sherry wrote on her blog about an incident with her two-year-old son Gabe (right), who has Down syndrome. Sherry wrote on her blog “Hand Me Downs”...
  • Not That Kind of Homosexuality? Despite revisionist attempts....

    11/14/2014 6:00:57 AM PST · by Gamecock · 13 replies
    The Aquilla Report ^ | November 14, 2014 | Kevin DeYoung
    Full Title: Not That Kind of Homosexuality? Despite revisionist attempts, the Bible has nothing good to say about homosexual practice. ___________________________________________________________________________ The Bible has nothing good to say about homosexual practice. That may sound like a harsh conclusion, but it’s not all that controversial. Even the gay Dutch scholar Pim Pronk has concluded that “wherever homosexual intercourse is mentioned in Scripture, it is condemned. With reference to it the New Testament adds no new arguments to those of the Old. Rejection is a foregone conclusion; the assessment of it nowhere constitutes a problem.”[1] There is simply no positive case to...
  • New British sex-ed program gives the ‘green light’ to sex between 13-year-olds

    11/13/2014 9:39:51 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    LIFE SITE ^ | Nov 13, 2014 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    A new sex education program says that consensual sex between 13-year-olds should be seen as normal, and describes masturbation and attempting to touch other children's genitals is "a safe and healthy sexual development" for children as young as five. The "tool" provided to British educators, was developed by Brook Advisory Service, a UK organization that promotes contraception and abortion to teenagers, and funded by the Department for Education. It uses a "traffic light" system of red, amber, and green to distinguish between what, in the opinion of the group, is healthy and harmful sexual behavior in children. For 13 to...
  • Memphis man with 25 children may have fathered more

    11/13/2014 4:28:57 PM PST · by Morgana · 32 replies
    NEWS3 ^ | November 12, 2014 | Stephanie Scurlock,
    Stewart and Davis say they haven’t gotten a dime since their boys were born. Yet Turnage, who told a Memphis judge he was broke, flaunts a lavish lifestyle around town and on Facebook. He flashes wads of money, puts his name on luxury cars and after a recent big birthday bash at his club bragged about having a $250 bottle of Hennessy. He said 700 people turned out for the two-day event. Among those in the crowd, Stewart and Davis. We asked them about why they’re paying money to party with a man who refuses to take care of their...
  • Kenyan gvmt launches probe into claim UN is using vaccines for ‘mass sterilization’

    11/13/2014 7:34:42 AM PST · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/12/14 | Steve Weatherbe
    The health committee of Kenya’s National Assembly has ordered an independent inquiry into the Catholic Church’s claims that a national anti-tetanus vaccination campaign is covering for a sterilization scheme aimed at suppressing the country’s population. The news comes as health ministry officials have called for professional discipline against Dr. Stephen Karanja, head of Kenyan Catholic Doctors Association, who raised the alarm about the vaccine. At the same time, a teacher’s union has called for a boycott of the vaccination campaign until Catholic claims are disproven. The Health Ministry, which is conducting the five-injection, two-year vaccination project on female Kenyans aged...
  • Judge who sat on Planned Parenthood’s board to determine whether Planned Parenthood will remain open

    11/13/2014 7:26:47 AM PST · by wagglebee · 9 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/12/14 | Ben Johnson
    Pro-life leaders say a federal judge must recuse himself from hearing a legal challenge to a case that could make Cincinnati abortion-free, because he once served as president of the local Planned Parenthood chapter. U.S. District Judge Timothy S. Black has been chosen to hear Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region v. Hodges – a lawsuit seeking to invalidate an Ohio law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a local hospital within 30 miles of their office. The law, signed by Gov. John Kasich, also forbade public hospitals from providing admitting privileges to abortion providers. Since most private hospitals in...
  • Doctors Told Her Parents to Bury Her Because She Would Die Soon, Now She’s a Pro-Life Advocate

    11/12/2014 12:56:04 PM PST · by wagglebee · 23 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/12/14 | Life Dynamics
    While Hillary Clinton supports abortion on demand in the United States for any unborn child, another Hilary (spelled with one “L”) out of the UK has emerged with a positive message for life.In an interview with the pro-life disabled woman uploaded by a pro-life group out of the UK, Hilary McDowel says that she feels called to be a voice for the unborn baby.When (pro-life) Hilary was born doctors told her mother “Take her home and love her and bury her because even if she did live she would have no quality of life.”Today, although she still has some problems...
  • How euphemisms killed Brittany Maynard…and are killing our kids

    11/12/2014 6:48:14 AM PST · by wagglebee · 18 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/11/14 | Melanie Pritchard
    Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary describes “euphemism” as a “mild or pleasant word or phrase that is used instead of one that is unpleasant or offensive.” This always has been - and I am certain always will be - one of the strongest weapons the culture of death will use to contain and keep hidden their lies. For example, the name Planned Parenthood sounds pleasant, but if you really describe what happens there, you discover they don’t help people plan parenthood at all. They end parenthood for all who walk through their doors. They hide behind their pretty name to mask that...
  • ‘It is impossible to have a healthy gay relationship’: Robin Beck on 35 years of ‘hell’

    11/12/2014 6:35:39 AM PST · by wagglebee · 31 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/11/14 | Pete Baklinski
    Beck, right, with her mother and sister (Courtesy of Robin Beck) Robin Teresa Beck, 59, is not afraid to tell anyone, even Pope Francis himself, that homosexuality turned her life into a living hell of suffering, darkness, smashed dreams, and lasting regret. And after 35 years of homosexual behavior over the course of 12 relationships, Robin knows exactly what she’s talking about.  “From my experience, it is impossible to have a healthy gay relationship because it goes against the way God made us to be,” she told LifeSiteNews, calling it “cruel” for any religious leader to look favorable upon such...
  • In defense of marriage and the rule of law—the importance of making the right argument

    11/11/2014 12:12:34 PM PST · by wagglebee · 13 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/11/14 | Albert Mohler
    Some arguments just have to be made, and made well. In the case of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the moment for such an argument arrived last week when that court had to rule on appeals over the question of same-sex marriage coming from the four states in its federal jurisdiction, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. In each case, Federal District Courts had struck down measures banning same-sex marriage. Now, the question loomed before the three judge panel of the Sixth Circuit. Until last week, no federal appeals court had ruled against same-sex marriage in...
  • It’s time for the personhood movement to do some sober analysis

    11/11/2014 9:44:57 AM PST · by wagglebee · 36 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/7/14 | Gualberto Garcia Jones, J.D.
    The rest of conservative America may be celebrating, but for the Personhood movement, it is time for some sober analysis. Tuesday’s election results were certainly not good for pro-abortion Democrats, but they were even worse for the Personhood movement.  I have to admit that my own predictions were off and I am sorely disappointed. After the defeat of Measure 1 in North Dakota by an unexpectedly wide vote of 64-36 and of the Brady Amendment in Colorado by an almost identical margin of 65-35, it isn’t an overstatement to say that the statewide personhood ballot measure is dead for now. Here’s why.   In 2011, when personhood...
  • Child with disabilities dehydrated to death

    11/11/2014 7:41:57 AM PST · by wagglebee · 40 replies
    LifeSiteNew ^ | 11/10/14 | Alex Schadenberg
    The death by intentional dehydration of Nancy Fitzmaurice, a 12 year-old child with significant disabilities in the UK, is clearly a case of euthanasia by dehydration and not a case of withdrawing medical treatment. I have a relative who lives with a very similar condition to Nancy, a condition that developed in a similar manner. The British case, that became known when an article was published in the Daily Mirror on October 25, 2014, is based on a decision by Justice Eleanor King in August, to approve the withdrawal of hydration and nutrition from Nancy. This case set a terrible and dangerous...
  • The economics of abortion: our hedonism for the price of the blood of our children

    11/11/2014 7:36:35 AM PST · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/10/14 | Anthony Esolen
    When the pure youth Galahad appears at Camelot, he is heralded as the long-desired knight, the one who will bring to their end all of the enchantments lying upon the land. For the world, the flesh, and the devil weave their spells. Those are the pharmakia of the apocalypse of Saint John, as if the world were in the business of squeezing drugs into your drink, so that you will be fascinated by him, and cry out, “Who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war with him?” We do not choose between enchantment and plain vision. We choose between love...
  • Suicide is not ‘dignity,’ it is ‘suicide’

    11/10/2014 12:19:09 PM PST · by wagglebee · 33 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/10/14 | Wesley J. Smith
    Beware movements that word engineer and deploy gooey euphemisms to further their agenda. It generally means there is something very wrong with the agenda. In the wake of Brittany Maynard’s death, suicide promoters are now using the word “dignity” as a synonym for suicide, more than implying that dying naturally is not dignity. That is not only cruel, it is wrong. Dignity is intrinsic. Sick and dying people seeking to be assured they still have it look at us–our faces–like mirrors. If they see us thinking they are less than they once were, it can be devastating. In the Guardian, Brian Smith–obviously no relation–says his father...
  • Could Genomics Revive the Eugenics Movement?

    11/10/2014 9:03:18 AM PST · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    Techonomy ^ | 10/30/14 | Meredith Salisbury
    (Image courtesy of the American Philosophical Society.) There was a time when people in America were sterilized, sometimes unwittingly, by activists aiming to create a healthier, “better” population. As the progress of genomics accelerates, we need to remember the lessons of the past.It is something of an open secret in the United States that during much of the 20th century, the government conducted a massive eugenics campaign designed to eliminate unwanted traits from society. It is less well known just how sweeping that campaign was: more than 60,000 people were sterilized—most against their will, many without any knowledge of what...
  • .... San Fran parents outraged that abortion giant taught sex ed to kids

    11/10/2014 7:20:50 AM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    LIFE SITE ^ | Fri Nov 7, 2014 | Lisa Bourne
    FULL TITLE: ‘Planned Parenthood is a business that sells sex’: San Fran parents outraged that abortion giant taught sex ed to kids A group of high school parents in the East Bay area of San Francisco were surprised and upset when they learned Planned Parenthood was teaching sex education to their children in the district’s schools. “Planned Parenthood is a business. It’s a business that sells sex,” Acalanes Union High School District resident Camille Giglio told the local CBS affiliate KPIX. “It’s a way to get clientele and to sexualize young people and turn them into lifelong clients.” Giglio is...
  • Monster Win for Natural Marriage [Great Analysis]

    11/08/2014 12:28:30 AM PST · by GonzoII · 48 replies
    American Family Association ^ | Friday, November 7, 2014 8:53 AM | Bryan Fischer
    Yesterday, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals struck a reverberating blow on behalf of natural marriage and the Constitution by upholding bans on sodomy-based marriages in its jurisdiction.It is impossible to overestimate the importance of this ruling.It means, for one thing, that the issue is now on the fast track to the Supreme Court. If the Court accepts a marriage case by January, a decision will almost certainly be issued by next June.From a constitutional standpoint, the 6th Circuit’s ruling is a model of sound jurisprudence. The ruling observes that the Supreme Court has already settled the question of the...
  • ‘A mass sterilization exercise’: Kenyan doctors find anti-fertility agent in UN tetanus vaccine

    11/07/2014 9:16:21 AM PST · by wagglebee · 157 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/6/14 | Steve Weatherbe
    Kenya’s Catholic bishops are charging two United Nations organizations with sterilizing millions of girls and women under cover of an anti-tetanus inoculation program sponsored by the Kenyan government. According to a statement released Tuesday by the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association, the organization has found an antigen that causes miscarriages in a vaccine being administered to 2.3 million girls and women by the World Health Organization and UNICEF. Priests throughout Kenya reportedly are advising their congregations to refuse the vaccine. “We sent six samples from around Kenya to laboratories in South Africa. They tested positive for the HCG antigen,” Dr. Muhame...
  • Triumphant GOP leaders do not mention actions on life, marriage in 114th Congress

    11/07/2014 5:47:15 AM PST · by wagglebee · 26 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/6/14 | Dustin Siggins
    Pro-life activists and voters proved pivotal in Republican victories in Congress and in several states. So far, however, their efforts are not being rewarded in public statements by GOP leaders. According to Open Secrets, pro-life campaign contributions totalled approximately $1.4 million in 2013 and 2014. Additionally, Women Speak Out PAC -- whose members include the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List -- worked 14 campaign offices in three battleground states. In a press release, SBA and Women Speak Out president Marjorie Dannenfelser said that "759 field representatives...reached more than 875,000 pro-life voters who typically do not vote in midterm elections." Between...
  • Mid-term election results encouraging, but only the beginning: pro-life, pro-family leaders

    11/06/2014 6:25:12 AM PST · by wagglebee · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/5/14 | Kirsten Andersen
    Americans are fed up with the Obama administration and ready for a new direction that defends the right of the unborn and traditional marraige: at least, that’s how pro-life and pro-family activists nationwide are explaining Tuesday’s election results that saw Republicans increase their majority in the House and reclaim control of the Senate. In particular, pro-life activists saw a clear rejection of the Democrats’ “war on women” narrative, which tried to paint pro-life candidates as extremists bent on taking away women’s sexual freedoms. “Planned Parenthood, Lena Dunham, NARAL, and all the other so-called women's-rights advocates are left stunned today that...
  • The Big Lie about Assisted Suicide

    11/05/2014 7:15:58 PM PST · by xzins · 10 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | November 05, 2014 | James Tonkowich
    It is no small irony that when I accessed Richard Cohen’s Washington Post column praising terminal brain cancer patient Brittany Maynard’s “courageous” assisted suicide, an ad for Source America appeared with the article featuring Denise Kasten, a woman with Downs Syndrome. “Courageous” mothers typically kill off children like Denise through abortion. Downs syndrome children, after all, live Brittany Maynard’s great fears. They’re limited and dependent as long as they live. That, in a society obsessed with independence defined as personal autonomy, constitutes for many people Lebensunwertes Leben, “life unworthy of life.” A friend contrasted Brittany Maynard’s suicide with Lauren Hill’s...
  • NOW President Terry O’Neill: Abortion Saves Lives, Prevents Infant Mortality

    11/05/2014 2:29:02 PM PST · by Morgana · 29 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 11/5/14 | Susan Willis |
    Terry O’Neill, President of the National Organization for Women (NOW), was correct in citing the shameful facts about the high rates of preterm birth, infant mortality and maternal mortality in the U.S. in yesterday’s Huffington Post. But she could not have been more wrong about what’s causing these rates. Citing no supporting evidence, she claims that “abortion care, no less than contraception, is an essential measure to prevent the heartbreak of infant mortality, and to prevent another tragedy as well — maternal death.” terryoneill3It is certainly true that killing all children before they are born through abortifacient contraceptives and abortion...
  • Pro-life tsunami: Republicans sweep midterms in historic victory

    11/05/2014 12:10:33 PM PST · by Albion Wilde · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Nov. 5, 2014 | Ben Johnson
    Pro-life candidates swept into office nationwide... fueled by opposition to the poor economy, President Obama, and his signature accomplishment: ObamaCare... Those candidates most outspoken on abortion outperformed those who were reticent to engage the pro-life community. The results support life and traditional marriage. National Organization for Marriage President Brian Brown says NOM spent $200,000 ... in grassroots efforts... "It's time for the GOP... to wake up and realize that marriage is a winning issue, in red states and blue," Brown said. "We look forward to working with Congress to advance the cause of marriage.”
  • Children Should Not be Put to Death Because of a Health Diagnosis, This Video Shows Us Why

    11/05/2014 11:43:18 AM PST · by wagglebee · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/4/14 | Nancy Flanders
    (LiveActionNews) — When I was pregnant with my first child, there was a slight indication that I might be a carrier for a genetic condition called cystic fibrosis. But my doctor said that CF wasn’t a reason to terminate – not that I would have anyway – and that they test for it during newborn screening.CF is a chronic condition that affects the entire body, but most specifically the lungs and pancreas. Life expectancy is currently 40 years old. But according to a Kaiser Permanente study, at least 87% of those whose unborn children are diagnosed with CF abort their...
  • 8 reasons pro-lifers can never find ‘common ground’ with abortion supporters

    11/05/2014 11:24:24 AM PST · by wagglebee · 49 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/5/14 | Abby Johnson
    I recently spoke at an amazing pro-life conference in Washington State. After my talk, I had a woman come up to me and tell me that I should really tone down my message. She said that she is sure that my message will offend people. She said that I should try to find “common language” with those who support abortion. Okay, let’s explore that. “Common language” sounds nice, but when you actually look at the differences behind that language, you see it just isn’t possible. Here are eight reasons why finding a "common language" with pro-aborts is impossible:  1. When I...
  • Ex-NFL cheerleader, 47, and former wife of billionaire energy tycoon facing jail for sex assault

    11/05/2014 9:35:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 49 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 5, 2014 | David McCormack
    A former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader and the estranged wife of a prominent Maryland energy executive has been arrested and charged in connection with a sexual relationship involving a 15-year-old boy. Molly Shattuck, 47, was indicted on Monday on two counts of third-degree rape, four counts of unlawful sexual contact and three counts of providing alcohol to minors, Delaware State Police Sgt. Paul Shavack said. She was released on $84,000 bond after an arraignment on Wednesday in Sussex County Superior Court in Georgetown, Delaware.
  • star Lea DeLaria unleashes an expletive-filled rant at a Bible preacher.....

    11/04/2014 2:50:56 PM PST · by Morgana · 62 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 4 November 2014 | MailOnline Reporter
    FULL TITLE: Orange Is the New Black star Lea DeLaria unleashes an expletive-filled rant at a Bible preacher on the subway in New York Orange Is The New Black actress Lea DeLaria unleashed an expletive-filled rant at a Bible preacher on a New York subway train on Tuesday morning. The outburst was captured by fellow commuters on the train who filmed the 56-year-old actress - who plays Big Boo on the Netflix prison comedy - tell a man he has 'no right' to preach about the Bible on the public train. DeLaria - who is wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with...
  • Lena Dunham cancels two book tour events and threatens to sue right-wing website

    11/04/2014 10:23:12 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 92 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 13:00 EST, 4 November 2014 | Ashley Collman for MailOnline
    Lena Dunham is reportedly threatening to sue the right-wing website which last week accused her of sexually abusing her little sister Grace when they were children. In the wake of the allegations, the creator and star of HBO's Girls, has cancelled two stops on her book tour scheduled this week in Belgium and Germany for health issues. On Monday, she tweeted that she was 'deeply sorry' to miss the Antwerp Book Fair and a signing in Berlin, adding that she's 'so grateful for your energy and support'.
  • Personhood movement on the line in Tuesday’s midterm elections

    11/04/2014 10:51:49 AM PST · by wagglebee · 8 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/4/14 | Gualberto Garcia Jones, J.D.
    The personhood movement is likely to either collapse or ignite as a result of today’s midterm elections. A lot is on the line as Colorado’s Amendment 67 and North Dakota’s Measure 1 are headed to the polls.  The most important question on the mind of most political insiders is the viability of 100 percent pro-life candidates who will be tested on the national stage on the questions of personhood.  Will Cory Gardner, the Senate candidate from Colorado, a man who has renounced his past support of personhood, fare better or worse than Joni Ernst, the Senate candidate from Iowa who did not renounce her support for personhood? Will the literal...
  • Euthanasia Activists Will Use Brittany Maynard’s Death to Promote Assisted Suicide

    11/03/2014 7:38:04 AM PST · by wagglebee · 136 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/3/14 | Steven Ertelt
    In a tragic ending to her life, terminally ill cancer patient Brittany Maynard took her life this past weekend by legally taking a lethal dose of drugs to commit suicide. Her decision to kill herself sparked a national debate on assisted suicide and, now, pro-life advocates are concerned euthanasia activists will use her death to promote legalizing assisted suicide in more states.“I know that I am supposed to keep quiet and simply offer condolences,” pro-life attorney and euthanasia expert Wesley Smith wrote shortly after Maynard’s death “Frankly, I doubt her family would want them from me–given how her illness and...
  • Lena Dunham slams claims she sexually abused younger sister during childhood

    11/02/2014 8:03:16 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 89 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/2/14 | Victoria Taylor
    Lena Dunham has blasted a right-wing website’s “upsetting and disgusting” claims that she molested her little sister when they were kids. Truth Revolt’s article, “Lena Dunham Describes Sexually Abusing Her Little Sister,” points to a section of the “Girls” creator and star’s new book of essays, “Not That Kind Of Girl,” in which she describes examining her then-one-year-old sister Grace’s vagina when she was 7 to see if it looked the same as her own. The piece also mentions a National Review article that calls the essay “especially suspicious” and says “there is no non-horrific interpretation of this episode.” Dunham...
  • New York State Blesses 'Incest' Marriages Between Uncle, Niece

    10/30/2014 12:10:32 PM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 38 replies
    New York Post ^ | 29 October 2014 | Julia Marsh, NY Post
    New York State Blesses 'Incest' Marriages Between Uncle, Niece By Julia Marsh, New York Post October 29, 2014 | 5:39am ... state’s highest court ... toppled ... cultural taboo — legalizing... incest... uncle and niece... unanimous ruling. ... laws against “parent-child and brother-sister marriages... grounded... universal horror... no comparably strong objection... uncle-niece marriages,” ... Judge Robert Smith... were lawful... until 1893 ... ... case ... Vietnamese citizen ... appealed a ruling ... immigration judge. The judge... boot her from... United States... 2000 marriage ... mother’s half-brothe... ... ... “They’ve been married 14 years... ... language of the state’s domestic-relations law....
  • Family Convicted Who Starved 32-Year-Old Man With Down Syndrome to Death

    10/31/2014 11:41:05 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 18 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/31/14 | Dave Andrusko
    It seems like only yesterday, not for a good reason, but because the horror of the case made the memories so vivid.A year ago last June we reported on the arraignment of the mother and sisters of Robert Gensiak. The women were charged in the starvation death of the 32-year-old Taylor, Pennsylvania, man.Mr. Gensiak, who had Down syndrome, weighed 69 pounds at his death, ”his shrieking flesh raked by scabies and lice,” wrote Chris Kelly for the Scranton Times Tribune.I just learned today that earlier this month all three were sentenced by Lackawanna County Judge Margaret Bisignani Moyle. The mother,...
  • Obama admin orders sensitivity training after Army bars man from woman’s restroom

    10/31/2014 9:50:17 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 57 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/31/14 | Ben Johnson
    The Obama administration has said the U.S. Army “discriminated” against a transgender male employee by not allowing him to use the female restroom, calling him “he,” and asking him to stop having uncomfortable and “unwanted” discussions with his co-workers about his upcoming surgical castration. The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) found that the Department of the Army committed gender identity discrimination against “Tamara” Lusardi, a civilian quality assurance specialist who announced he wanted to become a woman. Lusardi, who has been a civilian employee since November 2004, announced his transition in April 2010 and began presenting himself as...
  • Pro-Abortion Author Says Abortion is Normal and “Part of Being a Mother”

    10/31/2014 9:24:22 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 24 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/30/14 | Sarah Zagorski
    Earlier this month, The Huffington Post published an excerpt of Katha Pollitt’s new book, “Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights.” The excerpt is titled “The Abortion Conversation We Need to Have” and starts with Pollitt”s statement that abortion “is a common, even normal, event in the reproductive lives of women.”Theresa Bonopartis, the director of a post-abortion healing program, gives a good rebuttal to this statement, “It [abortion] is not “normal,” regardless of its frequency, and no amount of writing or talking will ever make it so. That is why abortion continues to be such a controversial issue. She tries to justify her...
  • Obama administration grants U.S. citizenship to foreign surrogate mothers and egg donors

    10/31/2014 8:31:18 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 35 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/30/14 | Ben Johnson
    The Obama administration has unveiled a new policy that effectively grants U.S. citizenship to foreign women in exchange for acting as surrogate mothers for U.S. couples or selling their eggs to American women. The new policy guidance, announced on Tuesday, redefines the terms “mother” and “father” in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). “A 'natural mother' or 'natural father' is a genetic parent or gestational parent,” the new policy says. This “includes a non-genetic gestational mother if she is the legal parent at the time of birth.” By bearing the child of an American couple, the mother is then placed...
  • Brittany Maynard Won’t Kill Herself November 1: “Doesn’t Seem Like the Right Time Now”

    10/30/2014 9:16:04 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 41 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/30/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Brittany Maynard has officially decided to delay her decision to kill herself under Oregon’s assisted suicide law on November 1. She says it “doesn’t seem like the right time now” to end her life.Although cancer patients and pro-life groups have tried to talk her out of the decision, it now appears Maynard may have either been used by assisted suicide advocates to promote their agenda or may have been a part of a plan working in concert with them to attempt to legalize assisted suicide in additional states.The 29-year-old terminally ill patient made nationally-discussed plans to take the lethal pill...