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  • Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber Argued Abortion is an Economic Benefit

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

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

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

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

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

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

    11/24/2014 10:58:34 AM PST · by wagglebee · 37 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/24/14 | Sarah Zagorski
    Aaron and Nora met in 2010 and like most people who fall in love, they were head over heels for each other. The next year, Aaron suffered a seizure at work which led to a very grim diagnosis: stage four brain cancer. Although a large portion of the tumor was a Grade 2, which is usually classified as benign, a portion of it was Grade 4 glioblastomathe same kind of cancer as Brittany Maynard.However, despite his illness, their lives went on. Aaron and Nora wed, they had a baby and spent endless time together. For a while his health was...
  • BREAKING: 168,000 (176,698)and counting: Pro-Duggar effort surpasses anti-Duggar petition....

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

    11/23/2014 6:50:41 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    live action ^ | Nov 22, 2014 | Lauren Enriquez
    Earlier this week, a Florida man reported that an employee at Planet Fitness gym asked him to leave the premises after a fellow gym-goer complained about the pro-life t-shirt he was wearing. Mike Amorosos shirt read, Abortion Kills a Person, and the employee told him that if he did not change into something else, Mike would have to leave the premises. He went home. But, undeterred, Mike returned the next day wearing a shirt that he thought would be more palatable than the first. It simply read, Pray to End Abortion. Watch 70-year-old Mike Amorosos story below: Ironically, Planet Fitness...
  • CBS affiliate presents explosive expos on Oregons 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 dont 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 · 33 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
    Overthe last sixyears, I have met many differentkinds of people. I have met the radicals, theimpartials, 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 intheir 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 andthey 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 womans 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 arent 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 whats 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. Thats 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 advocates 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 Maynards mother is responding angrily to the Vatican's criticism of Maynards decision to end her life early under an Oregon law written to let terminally ill patients die on their own terms. [] Maynards mother, Debbie Ziegler, issued a sharp written response Tuesday. She says the Vatican officials 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 · 49 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 publications 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 doesnt 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; Ill...
  • 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 its 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 havent 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 theyre 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 Parenthoods 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 Shes 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 Maynardand 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 lawthe 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...
  • Its 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 sterilizedmost 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 districts schools. Planned Parenthood is a business. Its a business that sells sex, Acalanes Union High School District resident Camille Giglio told the local CBS affiliate KPIX. Its 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 Circuits 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
    Kenyas 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, thats how pro-life and pro-family activists nationwide are explaining Tuesdays 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 womens 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 Cohens Washington Post column praising terminal brain cancer patient Brittany Maynards 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 Maynards great fears. Theyre 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 Maynards suicide with Lauren Hills...
  • NOW President Terry ONeill: 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'.