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  • Gov. Fallin vetoes bill that would make performing an abortion a felony [OK]

    05/20/2016 3:28:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    KFOR, NBC News Channel 4, Oklahoma City ^ | 3:50 PM, May 20, 2016 | KFOR-TV and K. Querry
    One day after lawmakers passed a bill that would make performing an abortion a felony, Gov. Mary Fallin decided to veto the measure. On Thursday, the Oklahoma Legislature has passed a bill that would make performing an abortion a felony punishable by up to three years in prison. […] On Friday, Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed the measure, saying the bill was “vague” and “would not withstand a criminal constitutional legal challenge.” …
  • Same-Sex Marriage is Uniting Evangelicals and Catholic

    05/13/2016 6:16:04 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | 5/9/16 | Michael Cook
    A major Evangelical figure in the US says that Catholics were right about The PillOne surprising effect of the rise of same-sex marriage in the United States may be a convergence between evangelicals and the Catholic Church. The best evidence for this is a recent book by Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and one of the nation’s most prominent Evangelical thinkers. In We Cannot Be Silent: Speaking Truth to a Culture Redefining Sex, Marriage, & The Very Meaning of Right & Wrong, he tackles the challenge of same-sex marriage. From a scriptural point of view, the idea...
  • Rob Portman criticizes North Carolina 'bathroom law,' Trump's national debt plan

    05/09/2016 11:35:27 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 46 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | May 9, 2016 | Jerry Pelzer
    COLUMBUS, Ohio—U.S. Sen. Rob Portman on Monday criticized North Carolina's restrictions on public bathroom access for transgender people and took issue with Donald Trump's proposal to cut the national debt by giving creditors less than full payment. The Ohio Republican, speaking with reporters at a warehouse in Columbus, said North Carolina's new limits on protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are "a bad law." "You need to not discriminate against people and be sure that we are respecting religious liberties," Portman said. "That can be done, and I do not believe that the North Carolina law accomplishes that."...
  • Target’s Stock Down 5 Percent, Brand Damaged, by Public Rebuke to Pro-Transgender Bathroom Rules

    04/29/2016 6:54:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 113 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 29, 2016 | by Neil Munro
    Target’s stock price and its favorability among shoppers are crashing as the public rebukes the retail giant for ignoring their vigorous protest against mixed-sex changing rooms and bathrooms. The company’s stock was two cents shy of $84 on August 19, when it revealed it would not allow shoppers to use single-sex bathrooms or changing rooms. Instead, all rooms were opened up to anyone claiming to be of either sex. As of 4.00 p.m. Friday, the stock had dropped almost $4.50, down to $79.50. That’s a huge loss of 5 percent in stock value, costing shareholders roughly $2.5 billion in company...
  • Tennessee Governor Signs Law Allowing Counselors to Refuse Clients on Personal Beliefs

    04/27/2016 7:12:09 PM PDT · by Innovative · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Apr/27, 2016 | Jon Kamp
    GOP Gov. Bill Haslam cites law’s requirements for referrals, helping at-risk individuals. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed a law Wednesday that allows professional counselors to use personally held principles as reasons to refuse clients and refer them on, projecting his state into the national debate over measures affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
  • Muslim Migrant Sex Attacks Soar in Austria: “All He Could Say Was ‘SEX, SEX, SEX’ and Then He...

    04/27/2016 10:57:11 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    pamelageller.com ^ | April 27, 2016 | Pamela Geller
    FULL TITLE: Muslim Migrant Sex Attacks Soar in Austria: “All He Could Say Was ‘SEX, SEX, SEX’ and Then He Pulled Out a Condom” AUSTRIA has been hit by a string of sex attacks allegedly carried out by refugees. It comes amid a sharp swing to the far-right in protest of mass immigration. In the latest shocking incident a 27-year-old woman was allegedly assaulted while waiting at a bus station in the village of Grinzing on the outskirts of the capital Vienna. She said: “He was Arabic looking and had a cord around his waist instead of a belt. “All...
  • Woman Found Guilty of Faking Cancer to Get Late-Term Abortion

    04/26/2016 6:22:41 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 4 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 26, 2016 | New York Post
    Woman found guilty of faking cancer to get late-term abortion PHOENIX — An Arizona woman accused of faking a cancer diagnosis to get the state to pay for her late-term abortion was convicted of fraud and other charges Monday. Maricopa County Superior Court officials said jurors found Chalice Renee Zeitner guilty of all 11 counts against her. The aggravation phase of her trial was scheduled to begin Monday afternoon. Zeitner, 30, was tried on charges including fraudulent schemes, theft, forgery and identity theft. She was accused of presenting falsified medical records to support her claim that she had cancer and...
  • People leaving Church of Norway in droves over blessing of same-sex couples

    04/26/2016 5:31:16 AM PDT · by NRx · 41 replies
    RIA-Novosti ^ | 04-26-2016 | RIA-Novosti
    Oslo, April 23, 2016 People are leaving the Lutheran Church of Norway in droves after its Synod voted in favor of allowing gay people to be married in Church, reports RIA-Novosti. Nidaros Cathedral of the Church of Norway in Trondheim, Norway    The majority decision came in early April with 88 of 115 Synod members voting for the blessing of same-sex couples. In the resulting document it is noted that the Church should work out a special service which could be used for gay couples. Such a service could be approved already in early 2017. Representatives of the Church of...
  • Don't Boycott Target Over Transgender Bathroom Issue: Here's a Better Alternative

    04/24/2016 5:28:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 217 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/23/2016 | Carmen Fowler LaBerge
    Advocates of traditional family values are calling for a boycott of Target in response to the retail giant's announcement that they allow transgender people to use the restroom and dressing room that aligns with their preferred gender identity. The other way of saying this is that grown men have unrestricted and no-questions-asked access to bathrooms designated for women and girls. Via their website, Target announced, "[W]e welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity. …Everyone deserves to feel like they belong." Critics allege that this move is less...
  • Disgusted by incest? Genetic Sexual Attraction is real and on the rise (Perv Propaganda from UK)

    04/12/2016 5:08:33 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 25 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 4/12/16 | Charlotte Gill
    Isn’t it disgusting? Isn’t it funny? The woman who fell in love with her son. But laugh I did not, as I read the tale of Kim West – the 51-year-old who entered a romantic relationship with her child 30 years after giving him up for adoption. Her story was splashed over the newspapers last week after she revealed how a reunion between the pair sparked an intense romance. Now they want to get married and start a family.
  • [You Tube Video] College Kids Say the Darndest Things: On Identity

    04/17/2016 4:20:13 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 17 replies
    FPIW visited the campus of the University of Washington to see if students would affirm or reject Joseph Backholm's new chosen identity: a 6'5" Chinese woman... (And Backholm asks repeatedly if they would accept him as 7-year-old, too.)
  • *VANITY* ... Michael J Fox ... *VANITY*

    04/13/2016 7:36:39 AM PDT · by knarf · 39 replies
    snopes.com ^ | April 13, 2016 | knarf
    Michael J. Fox is a tragic shell of his former self and so crippled by Parkinson’s disease that he needs help getting into a car. On Feb. 15, the reclusive 54-year-old actor tried to enjoy a rare night out with his actress wife Tracy Pollan at the Hollywood restaurant Craig's. As Pollan followed, the stricken Back to the Future star, whose speech is slurred and who walks with a limp while dragging his left foot, was put into the vehicle by several helpers. "It was heartbreaking," an insider told RadarOnline.com. "Michael's bravery knows no bounds. But as the disease takes...
  • Celebrating STD Awareness Month With the #ShoutYourStatus Hashtag

    04/11/2016 3:23:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | April 11, 2016 | Moonbatter
    If people manage to be proud of being perverts, it stands to reason that they can also be proud of the horrible diseases they contract through their perversion. That’s why Twitter is acrawl with the #ShoutYourStatus hashtag, in honor of April being STD Awareness Month: Seems to me that with the virally disproportionate spread of STDs among practitioners of sodomy, it would make more sense to “raise awareness” about the natural consequences of sexual promiscuity during June, which President Obama regularly dubs “LGBT Pride Month.” Nonetheless, and speaking of pride and promiscuity, you oughta head on over to Twitter and...
  • West Virginia University to offer gender-neutral housing

    04/09/2016 7:27:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | April 9, 2016 | wowk
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia University has launched a housing program for students to room together on campus regardless of sex, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation. WVU's True Colors community also supports students who are transgender or gender non-conforming in choosing a roommate of any gender. The gender-neutral community isn't intended for romantic couples.
  • Pope insists conscience, not rules, must lead faithful

    04/08/2016 5:58:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 8, 2016 8:07 AM EDT | Nicole Winfield and Rachel Zoll
    Pope Francis said Friday that Catholics should look to their own consciences more than Vatican rules to negotiate the complexities of sex, marriage and family life, demanding the church shift its emphasis from doctrine to mercy in confronting some of the thorniest issues facing the faithful. In a major church document entitled “The Joy of Love,” Francis made no explicit change in church doctrine and upheld church teaching on the lifelong bond of marriage between a man and a woman. But in selectively citing his predecessors and emphasizing his own teachings in strategically placed footnotes, Francis made innovative openings in...
  • FDA Relaxes Restrictions on Abortion Pill: What Happens to a Couple When their Home Becomes an...

    04/07/2016 4:54:36 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    priestsforlife.org ^ | March 21, 2016 | Kevin Burke
    FULL TITLE: FDA Relaxes Restrictions on Abortion Pill: What Happens to a Couple When their Home Becomes an Abortion Clinic? Under the cover of the uproar from Donald’s Trumps recent flip-flop comments on abortion, the New York Times reported about a much more serious concern for those who care about women and their unborn children: The Food and Drug Administration has relaxed the guidelines for taking a pill that induces abortion, reviving one of the most contentious issues of the abortion debate. The change allows women to use the drug further into pregnancy and with fewer visits to the doctor…The...
  • Mom Unleashes Fury After Spanish Teacher Sends Children Home With This ‘Privilege’ Assignment

    04/06/2016 6:05:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 45 replies
    blaze.com ^ | April 6, 2016 | Mike Opelka
    The mother of a Tampa, Florida, seventh-grader is speaking out after finding an assignment given to her 12-year-old daughter and other students in Spanish class at Monroe Junior High. The form asked, “How much privilege do you have? Circle the boxes that apply to you.” The categories on the form listed “Race,” “Skin Color,” “Religion,” “Sex,” “Gender,” “Sexual Orientation” and “Disability.” The options under gender included, “cisgendered,” “transgendered” or “genderqueer.”
  • Minnesota Taxpayers Have Been Forced to Pay $22 Million to Abort 73,000 Babies

    04/06/2016 9:29:40 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 4, 2016 | Bill Poehler
    After 19 years of taxpayer-funded abortions, Minnesotans are paying for 39 percent of all abortions performed in the state. Taxpayers have funded more than 73,000 abortions at a cost of $22.5 million, according to a just-released report from the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS). Taxpayer-funded abortions numbered almost 4,000 in Minnesota in 2014; nearly all of those abortions were elective. Taxpayers are forced to fund abortions due to a successful 1995 challenge to Minnesota’s law which prohibited funding of most abortions. Since then, abortion advocates have steadily marketed taxpayer-funded abortions to low-income women. Taxpayers now pay for 39 percent...
  • College Students Demand Abortion Clinic on Campus: “It’s Important to Do Well Academically”

    04/06/2016 9:25:22 AM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 6, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    A vocal group of students at the University of California Berkeley is demanding the university use taxpayer dollars to fund an abortion clinic on campus. LifeNews reported the UC Berkeley student government approved a resolution in March urging administrators to provide free abortions through the university health services. The students claim that better access to abortion will help female students to succeed. However, not everyone is supportive of the on-campus abortion clinic. Members of the UC Berkeley Students for Life club said they were horrified by the proposal. “This is exactly the kind of callous attitude that forces students to...
  • When Did It Become Controversial To Keep Men Out Of The Women's Bathroom?

    04/05/2016 5:16:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 5, 2016 | John Hawkins
    "But I will tell you what: the first man that walks in my daughter’s bathroom, he ain’t going to have to worry about surgery.” -- Lt. Gen. (ret.) William “Jerry” Boykin I’m sure there are a great many people who are probably shocked to see that quote from William Boykin, but why should they be? Men have had that sort of protective attitude toward their daughters for as long as anyone can remember. That hasn’t changed, but what has recently changed is the profoundly unhealthy attitude many people in our society have taken towards transsexualism. Determining what percentage of the...
  • Porn star Amber Rayne who accused James Deen of rape found dead aged 31

    04/04/2016 12:22:51 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 106 replies
    www.mirror.co.uk ^ | Updated 19:10, 4 Apr 2016 | By Claire Rutter
    Porn star Amber Rayne has been found dead at her home at the age of 31, it has been reported. The adult film star, who has been in the industry for 10 years, is believed to have died in her sleep while at her Los Angeles home, reports AVN. While her exact cause of death remains unknown at this time, Rayne is believed to have died on Saturday night or Sunday morning. Speaking to AVN, director Stormy Daniels, said: “She was a really good friend, and one of the best actresses and performers that I've ever had the pleasure to...
  • Saudi government ‘wants to EXECUTE gay people who show their sexuality in public & online'

    03/30/2016 7:30:40 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 43 replies
    UK Express ^ | 03/30/2016 | Charlie Peat
    SAUDI law makers could impose the death penalty on gay people who show their sexuality in public and on social media, according to reports. The government in the Sunni Kingdom is reportedly demanding tougher punishments on those found guilty and claimed social media has caused a boom in homosexuality. According to Okaz newspaper, the last six months has seen 35 cases of homosexuality and 50 cases of cross-dressers as well as cases of "sexual perversion” in Saudi Arabia. The judiciary reportedly also claimed there has been a large rise in "perverts" displaying "sins and obscenities" on social media in the...
  • The other side to ‘end of life’

    03/27/2016 10:09:09 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 20 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 03/26/16 | Geraldine Ridgway
    Doctor-assisted suicide will be legal in June. What does this mean for the average citizen? What does it mean for doctors? The Hippocratic Oath, once a sacred oath taken by doctors and nurses, was a pledge not to participate in abortion or the unnatural taking of human life, or using means to hasten death. Only a few rare medical and nursing schools honor this oath today.
  • ABC breaks into THE TEN COMMANDMENTS with a "sneak peek""The Real O'Neils".

    03/26/2016 7:14:00 PM PDT · by Phillyred · 30 replies
    Anyone watching The Ten Commandments tonight on ABC. Those pigs interrupt it with a preview of the religious vsshing Real O'Neils. Sickening little jab. Can't get away from these vermin.
  • Poland Considers Banning Abortion After Baby Born Alive Dies Screaming for an Hour

    03/25/2016 10:09:26 AM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    churchmilitant.com ^ | March 24, 2016 | Christine Niles, M.St. (Oxon.), J.D.
    WARSAW (ChurchMilitant.com) - After a baby in Poland born after two botched abortion attempts was allowed to die after screaming for an hour, a national debate has re-opened over whether abortion should be banned in the country. Witnesses say an abortion performed March 7 at Holy Family Hospital in Warsaw resulted in the birth of a live 24-week baby, who was left to scream in agony for an hour until he died. Personnel did not help the child in any way. After the baby survived the administration of abortifacients on Friday, the doctor induced birth on Sunday, leaving the unborn...
  • Little Sisters' Religious Liberty Goes On Trial

    03/25/2016 7:02:54 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 25, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    This is the kind of case the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia liked to sink his judicial teeth into -- whether the federal government can compel a religious entity like the Little Sisters of the Poor to violate their religious beliefs and acquiesce to the ObamaCare contraceptive coverage mandate. As LifeSite News reported on Wednesday’s hearing: This week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the case of the Little Sisters of the Poor, a 175-year-old religious order of women who have vowed their lives to care for the elderly poor.
  • Obamacare may force insurers to cover ‘genital reconstruction’

    03/24/2016 8:34:23 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 21 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/23/16 | Father Mark Hodges
    WASHINGTON, D.C., March 23, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – The Obama Health and Human Services Department is finalizing a regulation requiring insurers under Obamacare to pay for genital reconstruction surgery. A sweeping "Nondiscrimination Mandate" applies federal civil rights laws to the Affordable Care Act, calling for medical plans that receive federal funds to cover gender reassignment surgeries, under the guise of helping gender-confused individuals. It is unclear whether the Obama nondiscrimination mandate will also force private insurers, such as companies that run their own employee health plans, to cover surgery attempting to change one's gender.  Under federal law (referred to as ERISA),...
  • Groundbreaking new documentary exposes ‘lie’ of comprehensive sex-ed programs

    03/23/2016 11:59:01 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/23/16 | Pete Baklinski
    Editor's note: You can watch the documentary at the bottom of this article. GILBERT, Arizona, March 23, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- If you’re a parent who’s been told that your child’s sex-ed program at school is comprehensive, evidenced-based, age-appropriate, and that it promotes healthy relationships, then you, and every other parent who’s been sold the same message, have essentially been lied to. That is, according to a powerful new documentary that’s exposing what producers say is a “deceptive agenda” behind sex-ed programs being pushed not only in schools across the globe, but also by multiple United Nations entities and government bodies. ...
  • Ideas that are killing humanity - and the case for life

    03/23/2016 8:39:29 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 4 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 3/23/16 | Richard Weikart
    Zoos with humans on display; an academic who wishes publicly that 90 percent of humans would perish from ebola; suicide tourists; “after-birth abortions” – what is the world coming to? In a new book, The Death of Humanity: And the Case for Life, history professor Richard Weikart examines the intellectual currents that produce these shocking phenomena and defends the sanctity of human life. Here, Professor Weikart answers some questions from MercatorNet. ‘The Death of Humanity’ is a sombre title. Are things really that bad? What do you mean by it?My title refers to the way that many intellectuals and scholars...
  • The long and winding road: A one-time activist reflects on his journey out of the gay lifestyle

    03/22/2016 6:59:07 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 21 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 3/22/16 | James Parker
    I grew up believing myself to have been born gay having always, and only, had the most powerful, all-consuming, erotic attraction towards my own sex.Teenage years were hell. I often thought of suicide, occasionally self-harmed and had a growing problem with alcohol. I lived in a rural mining community in the north of England believing I would never be accepted among my own as a gay man, particularly as I watched a male cousin some ten years older than me – now deceased from a drug overdose – struggle to find his place as a gay man in the late...
  • Survey: Americans’ view of marriage weakens with support of homosexuality

    03/21/2016 8:32:10 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 19 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/21/16 | Father Mark Hodges
    WASHINGTON, D.C., March 21, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – The National Survey of Family Growth concludes that while more and more Americans support homosexual "marriage," they simultaneously support marriage less and less. The U.S. Health and Human Services survey, using data from 2011 to 2013, revealed increasing apathy toward marriage in general and a disconnect from the positive role marriage should play in families and individuals. Sixty percent of women ages 15-44 say sodomy is "all right" (up from 42 percent in 2002). Seventy-five percent of women say gay couples should be able to adopt vulnerable children (up from 55 percent). Among...
  • Why can’t three get married?

    03/21/2016 8:23:58 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 52 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 3/21/16 | Michael Cook
    You might think that this is grotesque. I certainly think it is grotesque. But should we be so judgemental about the unorthodox connubial arrangements of Anna and Lucy Decinque, 31-year-old identical twins who are sharing a bed with their 32-year-old electrical mechanic boyfriend Ben Byrne? The trio have lived together for the last four years in Perth, Western Australia, with the girls’ mother. The girls are inseparable, so much so that they have spent A$240,000 on various cosmetic improvements to look even more alike. They imitate each other and share everything. Even their boyfriend. When Anna and Lucy appeared on...
  • The gender revolution’s latest move: ‘all-gender cabins’ on school trips

    03/18/2016 12:17:50 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 49 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/18/16 | Pete Baklinski
    TORONTO, March 18, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- In the name of “dismantl[ing] systemic transphobia” a Toronto public school teacher has announced he is now using all-gender cabins for students on school camping trips, stating explicitly that the school did not obtain parental permission for the move.  Stating that the province’s new 2012 transgender law (Bill 33) made “schools legally responsible for eliminating barriers to inclusion based on gender identity and gender expression,” the teacher stated that parents simply had to accept the new “cultural mind shift.” “Here, adults had to grapple with a new legal reality; this meeting was not a...
  • Abortion from the Abysmal Depths

    03/18/2016 7:54:12 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    American Life League ^ | 3/18/16 | Judie Brown
    Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen once asked a rhetorical question with a not so far-fetched answer. He wrote, “Why are those who are notoriously undisciplined and unmoral also most contemptuous of religion and morality? They are trying to solace their own unhappy lives by pulling the happy down to their own abysmal depths.” If that sounds like a question and answer exam about the culture of death, then you know where I am going with these comments. Every day holds another tragic example of the twisted thinking of those who claim that somehow the act of abortion is a good thing....
  • Experts rip study claiming only 48% of teens identify as straight

    03/17/2016 12:57:02 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 44 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/17/16 | Dustin Siggins
    WASHINGTON, D.C., March 17, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- A new poll that alleges teenagers are gender-fluid is getting panned by pro-life researchers, a media expert, and a polling professor. Last week, The Innovation Group, part of the international trend forecasting and data analytical group J. Walter Thompson Company, released a study of Millennials and "Generation Z" Americans that they claimed shows teenage Americans were more gender-fluid in self-identity, and in their choice of clothing and other product purchases. "We did a survey of Gen Z for a report released in May 2015 and found that 81 percent said that gender doesn't...
  • Planned Parenthood, An Unnecessary Evil

    03/17/2016 8:44:28 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | 3/10/16 | Tami Jackson
    So many organizations and entities have noble and good beginnings. For instance “The Ivies” and the Seven Sisters colleges, most of which were either Christian schools or seminaries that, over the last century, have departed faith moorings.Other organizations have nothing but evil inceptions; case in point Planned Parenthood.The original intent of Planned Parenthood has been veiled with a facade of honorable work, but the truth is despicable to the core.Planned Parenthood’s predecessor, The American Birth Control League, was founded by Nazi-inspiration Margaret Sanger, the godmother of modern eugenics, in 1921. As I wrote in the article, Margaret Sanger’s Dream Come...
  • American College of Pediatricians: Gender Ideology Harms Children (reject chem/surgical sex change)

    03/17/2016 6:45:44 AM PDT · by xzins · 28 replies
    CNS News ^ | March 16, 2016 | Penny Starr
    The American College of Pediatricians issued a position statement last month entitled “Gender Ideology Harms Children,” which will be followed by a peer-reviewed statement on the subject that’s expected to be released by summer, the college told CNSNews.com. “The American College of Pediatricians urges educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to accept as normal a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex,” the statement issued on Feb. 2 stated. “Facts – not ideology – determine reality.” The statement – written by Dr. Michelle A. Cretella, president of the American College of Pediatricians, Dr. Quentin Van...
  • Fondly remembering Mao: Western universities and ‘hemispatial neglect’

    03/16/2016 8:24:37 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 3/16/16 | Barbara Kay
    It’s no secret that Western campuses are dominated by progressivism. But certain indices of academics’ love affair with the far left still have the power to shock. The University of Victoria is inviting applications from students in its Pacific and Asian Studies program for two awards “in memory of the late Mao Tse Tung” — one to be applied for a study tour of China, the other to promote the study of modern China.Now the Mao Tse Tung Memorial Course and Travel Awards don’t amount, in monetary terms, to a hill of beans — a few hundred dollars together, barely enough to...
  • The Secret to Ending Euthanasia: Valuing the Elderly

    03/16/2016 8:08:01 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 45 replies
    American Life League ^ | 3/16/16 | Laura Kizior
    Life expectancy has increased significantly over the past several decades and people live longer now than they did even 50 years ago. The average American now lives to almost 79 years old, nearly double the life expectancy for the average person in 1900. Yet, despite the number of older folks in our society, lack of respect and care for the elderly has become an increasing problem. As our society embraces a “throwaway” and materialistic mindset, we see a decline in the birth rate as well as a greater aging population. As society loses respect for the human person at even the...
  • Teachers unions back bill allowing adult males to shower with young girls in Massachusetts

    03/15/2016 10:33:39 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 79 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/14/16 | Ben Johnson
    BOSTON, March 14, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - A bill that would allow adult biological males to shower or change alongside young girls has earned the endorsement of two prominent teachers unions in Massachusetts. State legislators are considering a bill that would specifically open all public restrooms, shower facilities, and locker rooms to transgender people. "An Act Relative to Gender Identity and Non-Discrimination" (H.B. 1577) would add "gender identity" to the state's protected classes able to access all public facilities, such as private changing areas. Lawmakers specifically exempted "lawfully sex-segregated facilities" when it passed a 2011 ordinance granting transgender people protected legal...
  • Gay ‘marriage’ leaders: ‘LGBT rights and abortion rights are inseparable’

    03/14/2016 9:28:10 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3-14-16 | Ben Johnson
    March 14, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – While some in the pro-life movement do not see a connection between the right to life and the struggle to preserve traditional sexual morality, those on the other side see how the efforts coincide quite clearly. The plaintiffs in the case to force California to redefine marriage say the LGBT political movement and actions to expand abortion “are inseparable.” John Lewis and Stuart Gaffney, a homosexual couple, won a California Supreme Court decision in 2008 stating that refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples is a form of discrimination that violates the state constitution....
  • NYC mayor orders that men have access to women’s restrooms

    03/14/2016 8:29:58 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 74 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/11/16 | Father Mark Hodges
    NEW YORK CITY, March 11, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- New York Mayor Bill de Blasio issued an executive order giving men the right to use women's bathrooms and locker rooms, and vice versa. The mayor's edict is called, "Access to Single-Sex City Facilities Consistent With Gender Identity and Expression."  It means that all New York City single-gender facilities must accommodate both sexes, including city buildings and offices, parks, children's playgrounds, swimming pools, and more, all access given without showing identification or any proof of gender. Mayor de Blasio declared that transgenders using opposite sex bathrooms and locker rooms "is a fundamental...
  • America’s tortured debate over the ‘fetus’

    03/11/2016 6:32:13 AM PST · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 3/11/16 | Dr G. Kevin Donovan
    In the wake of the huge controversy last year about the use of fetal tissue obtained from Planned Parenthood abortion clinics, the US Congress held hearings last week about “Bioethics and Fetal Tissue”.Here are excerpts from the testimony of G. Kevin Donovan, Director of the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics and Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington DC.********I am a physician trained in both pediatrics and clinical bioethics. I have spent my entire professional career caring for infants and children. It was this interest and concern that led me to further study...
  • Britain’s NHS asks moms not to abort disabled babies, but the reason has pro-lifers up in arms

    03/10/2016 8:53:53 AM PST · by wagglebee · 15 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/10/16 | Steve Weatherbe
    UNITED KINGDOM, March 10, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – British organ transplant specialists want the country's National Health Service to encourage parents considering aborting their disabled unborn children to carry them to term so their parts can be harvested. While proponents say the harvesting won't happen until the baby is dead, that could mean "brain-dead," raising the prospect of other bodily functions being intentionally terminated at the optimum moment for removal of organs. The practice has generated strong criticism from ethicists, and though pro-life advocates appreciate that officials would encourage parents to carry their children to term, they are criticizing the underlying...
  • 'Mommy, What Is Abortion?': Talking to Your First Grader about Abortion

    03/09/2016 11:28:56 AM PST · by wagglebee · 21 replies
    American Life League ^ | 3/9/16 | Laura Kizior
    You’re a pro-life family. You teach your kids about the sanctity of every human being from an early age and help them explore the beauty of God’s creation at the earliest moments of life. You treasure the “wow” moments that your child experiences while learning about the culture of life. You know that teaching your child about the value of every human being is important. But what happens when your child is exposed to the horrors of abortion—through a cemetery of the innocents display, a pro-life memorial to honor deceased preborn children, or even during a church sermon? At American...
  • Rubio chooses billionaire gay ‘marriage’ advocate to head his fundraising

    03/08/2016 12:49:37 PM PST · by wagglebee · 50 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/8/16 | Father Mark Hodges
    WASHINGTON, D.C., March 8, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- Marco Rubio is staunchly pro-marriage, but he’s facing questions after the revelation that he is appointing Paul Singer, a major gay “marriage” proponent, as his campaign finance chairman. Politico speculated that the choice is part of a Wall Street campaign to stop Donald Trump.  Merco Press claimed the choice "shows just how willing Rubio is to risk voter backlash in order to continue raising money for his campaign march." Singer founded the hedge fund Elliot Management Corporation, and is worth about $2.2 billion according to Forbes. In 2012, he started a Super PAC...
  • Social conservative leaders wonder: Can homosexual activism and religious liberty ‘coexist’?

    03/08/2016 7:25:28 AM PST · by wagglebee · 23 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/7/16 | Dustin Siggins
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland, March 7, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Minutes after addressing a packed room at the 2016 CPAC, two leading social conservatives told LifeSiteNews that sexual agendas are putting religious liberty at risk. The Family Research Council's Travis Weber told LifeSiteNews that "for a lot of us, religious liberty's only been a hot-button issue recently, we're seeing in the news. Why is that? It's driven by agendas affecting matters of sexuality – marriage, abortion, contraception, and all sorts of other issues." "So what do we do about this? Some of these claims are going to be dealt with in the...
  • Catholic private school accused of ‘hate’ for requiring students to identify by natural sex

    03/08/2016 7:15:23 AM PST · by wagglebee · 41 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/7/16 | Lisa Bourne
    WOONSOCKET, Rhode Island, March 7, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – A Rhode Island Catholic school has instituted a policy against enrolling transgender students. However, in the face of backlash the school says it is open to rethinking the policy. “Mount Saint Charles Academy is unable to make accommodations for transgender students,” the school’s handbook states. “Therefore, MSC does not accept transgender students nor is MSC able to continue to enroll students who identify as transgender.” The policy against admitting students identifying as transgender has been in effect at the Woonsocket, Rhode Island, prep school as of October of last year, according to...
  • A message to the Yoga community and abortion

    03/07/2016 8:32:50 PM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    clinicquotes.com ^ | March 3, 2016 | Sarah Terzo
    Jeannine Parvati Baker talks about New Age yogis and abortion: “Allow me first to first turn my attention to the yoga community wherein it is all too common for women yogis (yoginis) to abort their babies … I have watched many of my yogini sisters procure abortions knowing that it was breaking the primary vow of ahimsa (harmlessness) that yogis make. They justified their actions with the confused philosophy of reincarnation and “free will.” In other words, they said that the soul knew “on some level’” what it was getting by choosing incarnation into a woman who did not want...
  • The only incurable thing is the will to live!

    03/04/2016 7:03:50 AM PST · by wagglebee · 6 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 3/4/16 | Michael Cook
    Mario Melazzini at work in Rome    Monday, February 29, was Rare Disease Day, an international initiative to promote awareness of the thousands of crippling disorders. It’s a good opportunity to highlight how courageously their victims deal with adversity.It would hard to find a better example of this than the new chairman of the board of Italy’s peak body for regulating pharmaceutical products, Agenzia italiana del Farmaco (AIFA), Mario Melazzini.Melazzini was appointed by the Minister of Health in January, after his predecessor resigned over conflict of interest issues. He was an unusual choice. For about 20 years he practiced as...